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Halloween 2017: Devil’s Night Double Feature – The Crow and House Of 1000 Corpses

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex ProyasThe Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

Based on the comic by James O'Barr, The Crow finds aspiring rock star Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) rising from the grave a year after his death to take revenge on the four thugs (David Patrick Kelly, Angel David,
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10 Things About The Crow You Never Knew

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10 Things About The Crow You Never Knew
The Crow was a massive hit when the comic book tale was eventually released in May, 1994, but sadly, its star was no longer here to witness its success. The Crow is a dark, brooding, gothic, action filled meditation on revenge, justice, love, and the afterlife, strengthened with bits of dark humor and a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed in an on-set accident.

The Crow is remembered for Lee's brilliant portrayal of the movie's hero, musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to extract revenge on the Motor City thugs who murdered both him and his fianc&#233. A supernatural bird guides Draven through Detroit on Devil's Night, one year to the date after crime kingpin Top Dollar ordered his henchmen to kill the soon to be wed young couple. One by one, Eric makes his way through Tin Tin, Funboy, T-Bird, and Skank, until
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10 Things You Never Knew About the Crow

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10 Things You Never Knew About the Crow
The Crow was a massive hit when the comic book tale was eventually released in May, 1994, but sadly, its star was no longer here to witness its success. The Crow is a dark, brooding, gothic, action filled meditation on revenge, justice, love, and the afterlife, strengthened with bits of dark humor and a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed in an on-set accident.

The Crow is remembered for Lee's brilliant portrayal of the movie's hero, musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to extract revenge on the Motor City thugs who murdered both him and his fianc&#233. A supernatural bird guides Draven through Detroit on Devil's Night, one year to the date after crime kingpin Top Dollar ordered his henchmen to kill the soon to be wed young couple. One by one, Eric makes his way through Tin Tin, Funboy, T-Bird, and Skank, until
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October Horrors 2017 Day 18 – Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Alien: Resurrection, 1997.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott and Brad Dourif.

Synopsis:

Aboard the ship Usm Auriga, 200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is resurrected via cloning, still impregnated with the alien queen that was with her when she died. The creature is subsequently removed for use in scientific and military experiments, spawning a whole new host of the acid-blooded creatures. Soon, the creatures escape their confines and begin to slaughter the crew, leaving the ship heading straight for Earth, with Ripley and a team of mercenaries on a desperate mission to escape and destroy the alien menace before it can reach the human homeworld.

It’s that time of the week again when we take a look at yet another installment in the long-running Alien series and after four films and nearly 20 years, we finally reach the end of the story of
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Mipcom: Hulu Takes Scandi Drama 'Veni Vidi Vici' for U.S.

Hulu has snatched up U.S. streaming rights to Mtg's Veni Vidi Vici, a drama set in the Scandinavian porn industry.

Thomas Bo Larsen (The Celebration) stars on the series as Karstan Daugaard, a struggling Danish film director who decides to take a job in porn, forcing him into a double life that endangers his whole family. The ironic title is Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered."

Rafael Edholm and Santiago Gil co-wrote the project, with Edholm producing. Edholm also co-stars alongside Westworld's Michael Wincott and Scandi stars Livia Millhagen and Michael Segerstrom.

Hulu acquired Veni Vidi...
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The True Story Behind the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is Way More Disturbing Than the Movie

  • BuzzSugar
Tobe Hooper's 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of cinema's Og horror classics and a must see for any scary movie aficionado. Given how stomach-churning a lot of the scenes in the gory slasher can be, it's hard to imagine that the film's story has any root in reality. Unfortunately, like a lot of movies and TV shows out there, a real-life serial killer served as inspiration for the movie's chainsaw-wielding villain, Leatherface. While a family of cannibalistic hillbillies who prey on unsuspecting teenagers is luckily not part of the original story (that we know of), the idea for Leatherface came out of the case of murderer Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield. He is suspected to have killed several victims between the years of 1954 and 1957 and remains one of the most disturbing and notorious serial killers in history. The Origin of
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Drg takes on sales of 'Veni Vidi Vici' starring Thomas Bo Larsen

Mtg’s off-beat Nordic series set in the world of adult movies premiered at Miptv.

UK-based worldwide content distributor Drg has taken on sales of Nordic thriller Veni Vidi Vici, about a washed-up arthouse film director who gets caught up in the world of porn.

It is the latest Nordic series with international ambitions from Swedish production and distribution outfit Mtg Studios.

Both companies are owned by burgeoning digital entertainment company Modern Times Group (Mtg), but Mtg Studios does not automatically distribute its productions through Drg.

Its recent comedy series Swedish Dicks - co-starring Keanu Reeves and Peter Stormare - is being sold internationally by Lionsgate, for example.

In the 10-part series Veni Vidi Vici, Danish actor Thomas Bo Larsen stars as pretentious film director Karsten Daugaard who agrees to direct a porn movie after his latest arthouse romance flops at the box office.

The decision introduces Karsten to the murky world of adult entertainment and will
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Movie Review – Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell, 2017.

Directed by Rupert Sanders.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche and Michael Wincott.

Synopsis:

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.

The live-action adaptation of 1995’s ground-breaking anime Ghost in the Shell arrives on a tidal wave of controversy; fans are well aware of the concessions that come with adapting Japanimation into a $110 million 12A-rated movie, and that says nothing of the perceived “whitewashing” outrage regarding Scarlett Johansson’s casting as a character who was Asian in the source material.

Though the hardcore faithful are likely to nitpick it to death regardless, it’s an unexpected pleasure to report that Hollywood’s Ghost in the Shell gets much more right than it does wrong,
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One Final Trailer for 'Ghost in the Shell' Invites Us into Another World

"It won't stop until they control everyone." Opening in theaters everywhere worldwide this weekend is the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, based on the popular manga/anime, starring Scarlett Johansson as the human-cyborg Major. To give the movie one final push, Paramount has released this final trailer, featuring tons of VFX-polished futuristic footage. The sci-fi action movie also stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, plus Takeshi Kitano, Joseph Naufahu, with Pilou Asbæk as Batou. I'm glad to hear the original music in this trailer, and see new footage of her fighting the tank robot. I'm planning to watch this movie this week, still hopeful it's actually good after all. Here's the final official trailer (+ posters) for Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell, direct from YouTube: You can still see the first trailer or second trailer for Ghost in the Shell, plus the Mamoru Oshii featurette.
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Impressive New Trailer for Rupert Sanders' 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie

"They created her, but they cannot control her." Paramount has just debuted the second official trailer for Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, based on the original manga series. We've already seen one trailer and the Super Bowl spot, but this new one is even better. Scarlett Johansson stars as "The Major", a "one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid" who leads an elite task force as part of Section 9. She goes on an epic search to find a hacker criminal who wants to destroy all the technology at Hanka Robotics. Also starring Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, plus filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, Joseph Naufahu, with Pilou Asbæk as Batou. It looks like they're polishing the VFX and it looks great so far. Plus it's awesome to see they're including the tank fight in this. Fire it up. Here's the second official trailer for Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell movie,
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Watch: Official 30-Second Super Bowl TV Spot for 'Ghost in the Shell'

"They did not save your life. They stole it." Paramount has revealed their official Super Bowl TV spot for Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell movie, a few days ahead of its premiere on Sunday in the big game. Scarlett Johansson stars as "The Major", a "one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid" who leads an elite task force as part of Section 9. She goes on an epic search to find a hacker criminal who wants to destroy all the technology at Hanka Robotics. Also starring Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, Joseph Naufahu, with Pilou Asbæk as Batou. This TV spot features only a few new shots, the rest of it is footage we've seen from the first official trailer, but it still looks badass. And they finally give us a very quick look at the tank she has to fight. Boot her up. Here's
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First Ghost in the Shell Clip Recreates Original Anime Movie Opening

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First Ghost in the Shell Clip Recreates Original Anime Movie Opening
Earlier today, the first trailer for Paramount's highly-anticipated Ghost in the Shell adaptation, the studio has released even more new footage. Paramount has unveiled the first two minutes of the movie, which fans of the original anime movies will certainly recognize. This video unveils the "shelling sequence," with star Scarlett Johansson. The footage also features the original anime film's composer Kenji Kawai performing on the drums to provide a new score, which is unique but still quite similar to the original 1995 film.

Last week, Paramount debuted a new preview video where Mamoru Oshii, who directed Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Ghost in the Shell 2.0, offered some high praise of the production. The filmmaker particularly praised Scarlett Johansson's work, stating she has gone "above and beyond" his expectations. Earlier this year, Production I.G., the production company behind the Ghost in the Shell animated films,
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[Media] - "Ghost In The Shell " First trailer: Scarlett Johansson is Major Motoko Kusanagi

  • OhMyGore
Paramount Pictures has debuted the anime-to-live action adaptation "Ghost In The Shell" trailer featuring Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi. Directed by Rupert Sanders ("Snow White And The Huntsman"), "Ghost In The Shell" stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Wincott, and Pilou Asbæk. "Ghost In The Shell" hacks its way into theaters on March 31st, 2017.Ghost in the Shell tells the story of The Major (Scarlett Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology....
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First Full-Length Trailer for 'Ghost in the Shell' with Scarlett Johansson

"I know I have a past... I'll find out who I was." Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first full trailer for Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, starring Scarlett Johansson as "The Major". Adapting from the manga and anime, the movie is about a "one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid" who leads an elite task force as part of Section 9. She goes on the hunt to find a hacker criminal who wants to destroy all the technology at Hanka Robotics. Also starring Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, Joseph Naufahu, with Pilou Asbæk as Batou. The first teasers didn't show much, but now we get a look at the action and I have to say - this looks totally awesome. I'm impressed they actually made a movie that really, truly looks like the anime. Bring it. Here's the first full trailer (+ poster) for
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See Scarlett Johansson's The Major In Action In The Stunning First Trailer & Poster For Ghost In The Shell

The first full trailer for the upcoming live-action take on Ghost in The Shell debuted this morning at a special event in Tokyo, and Paramount has just released in online. This movie has come in for a lot of criticism since it was announced, but fans of the original anime should be very happy with what's on display here. Have a look, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section. Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology. Rupert Sanders is at the helm of Ghost in the Shell, which also stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano,
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Ghost in the Shell Preview Video Shows Off Anime Inspired Visuals

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Ghost in the Shell Preview Video Shows Off Anime Inspired Visuals
Paramount's Ghost in the Shell adaptation has had no shortage of controversy, with a number of fans speaking out against the "whitewashed" casting of Scarlett Johansson. In the original manga and the hit animated movies, the main character Major Kusanagi was portrayed as an Asian female, but it seems the director of those hit films is on board with this new project. A new preview has debuted featuring anime director Mamoru Oshii, who is seen praising this live action adaptation.

Back in June, Production I.G., the production company behind the Ghost in the Shell animated films, shared a photo from the set that featured Scarlett Johansson and director Rupert Sanders with three men who are very important to the franchise. The photo featured Mamoru Oshii, who directed Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Ghost in the Shell 2.0, Kenji Kawaii, who composed the score for those films,
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Check Out Some Exciting New Footage From Ghost In The Shell In This Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

IGN has debuted a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Ghost in The Shell, and there's quite a bit of cool stuff on display. In addition to some brand new footage from the movie, we also hear from the director of the original anime, Mamoru Oshii, who paid a visit to the set. Plus, Scarlett Johansson and director Rupert Sanders share their thoughts on bringing this live-action take on the iconic property to life. Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology. Rupert Sanders is at the helm of Ghost in the Shell, which also stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Wincott,
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Never mind the robots, Robert Ford is the greatest 'Westworld' mystery

  • Hitfix
Never mind the robots, Robert Ford is the greatest 'Westworld' mystery
Warning: Spoilers For Westworld Ahead. How old is Robert Ford? It’s a question that has been plaguing me since Anthony Hopkins first appeared on screen, talking to the broken down host Old Bill (Michael Wincott), in the Westworld premiere. The confusion has only deepened with each successive piece of information revealed about Ford’s past. We know Sir Anthony himself is 78, but that means little and less in a future where we’ve cured any and all ailments that currently control the human population. But now that we know the child robot (Oliver Bell) is indeed a young version of Ford, I’m more convinced than ever that the creator of Westworld is older than he appears. There are many incongruities to Robert Ford’s life. The fact his robot family is dressed in ‘ye olden’ clothes despite little chance* of them running into other guests or hosts. Ford
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Ghost in the Shell Preview Video Goes On Set with Scarlett Johansson

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Ghost in the Shell Preview Video Goes On Set with Scarlett Johansson
Paramount released a tiny sneak peek at new footage from the highly-anticipated Ghost in the Shell, which revealed that the full trailer will debut Sunday, November 13. Today we have a behind-the-scenes video which offers a glimpse at star Scarlett Johansson on the set. The actress is seen filming a gunfight scene that will take a whopping four days to shoot.

Entertainment Tonight has this behind-the-scenes videos, where Scarlett Johansson is seen both firing at unseen enemies, and discussing how taking on action-packed roles like this is important to her. The actress also joked how her young daughter Rose doesn't like her new look to play Major, although she does think this role is important for her daughter. Here's what the actress had to say, when asked about taking on these big action roles.

"I think more than anything, I want my daughter to feel comfortable taking risks. Sometimes you fail,
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DVD Review – Forsaken (2016)

Forsaken, 2016

Directed by Jon Cassar.

Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Demi Moore, Michael Wincott, Greg Ellis and Brian Cox.

Synopsis:

In the Old West, former Civil War-veteran John Henry returns to his frontier hometown where he must repair a fractious relationship with his Reverend father, and face the demons of his past when a gang of outlaws threaten the community…

Not just a throwback to the Western of old, Forsaken is a film born of historical connections. Directed by Jon Cassar, who worked with Kiefer Sutherland on the series that made him iconic, 24, and starring Kiefer alongside his legendary father Donald Sutherland, something they’ve only briefly done before – sharing screen time in the little known Max Dugan Returns in the early 80’s and appearing not together in Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill in 1996. For them, the appeal was appearing not just together but as father and son on screen,
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