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Welcome back for Day 5 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift ideas, we have a bunch of Stephen King holiday gift ideas, Lunar Crypt pins, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere’s apparel, horror-themed necklaces, and so much more.
This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print »
- Heather Wixson
Earlier this summer, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gave Stephen King fans a big reason to rejoice when they announced a September 20th release date for their It miniseries Blu-ray. And now they’ve added two other King adaptations to their September 20th Blu-ray slate: 1979’s two-part miniseries Salem’s Lot (1979) and the horror anthology Cat’s Eye (1985), with the former being released with a new audio commentary by director Tobe Hooper.
EW reports that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Salem’s Lot and Cat’s Eye on Blu-ray, respectively, on September 20th.
On the new audio commentary for Salem’s Lot, director Tobe Hooper will discuss what should be fascinating insights on the making of the miniseries based on King’s 1975 novel about a small New England town with a serious bloodsucker problem.
- Derek Anderson
Stephen King adaptations are very hard to pull off successfully. For every Misery, there’s a Graveyard Shift; Carrie soars while Cujo stalls. The small screen has had it just as bad—the elephantine The Stand benefits from its four-night rollout, while no amount of time could save The Tommyknockers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg—at last count, there were 91 King adaptations (I’ll need to double-check those figures) across all media. For this blurry-eyed cathode ray kid, however, nothing has yet to match the two-part graveyard dance known as Salem’s Lot (1979).
Originally airing on CBS on Saturday November 17th and 24th, Salem’s Lot was a huge success for the network; there was even talk of turning it into a weekly series. Alas, that never came to be. However, we were gifted with 183 minutes of measured, chilling suspense and terror helmed by none other »
- Scott Drebit
To mark the release of All Quiet on The Western Front on 28th March, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. The plot follows a group of young German recruits in World War 1 through their passage from idealism to disillusionment. As the central character Paul Baumer (Lew Ayres) declares, “we live
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Both of the Siodmak brothers made indelible contributions to genre filmmaking, particularly Robert Siodmak’s sterling film noir titles. His brother, Curt Siodmak was more recognizable as a screenwriter, penning a variety of B horror titles such as The Wolf Man (1941) and usually assigned to pen sequels to a number of other franchises, such as The Invisible Man, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Oddly, his 1942 science fiction novel Donovan’s Brain would receive three separate cinematic adaptations of its own (including The Lady and the Monster in 1944 and The Brain in 1962), all informed by particular topical elements of the decade they were mounted in, though none of them particularly astounding in their rudimentary illustrations of science gone wrong.
- Nicholas Bell
Blinded by science! And no, it's not a sequel to Donovan's Reef. Lew Ayres yanks the living brain out of a dying millionaire, plugs it into his mad lab gizmos, and is soon obeying the know-it-all noggin's telepathic commands to scheme and murder. Gene Evans and Nancy Reagan assist in Curt Siodmak's creative, compelling tale of possession by mental remote control. Donovan's Brain Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1953 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 83 min. / Street Date March 22, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa K. Howard, James Anderson, Victor Sutherland, Harlan Warde, John Hamilton. Cinematography Joseph H. Biroc Film Editor Herbert L. Strock Production Design Boris Leven Original Music Eddie Dunstedter Written by Felix Feist, Hugh Brooke from the novel by Curt Siodmak Produced by Allan Dowling, Tom Gries Directed by Felix E. Feist
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- Glenn Erickson
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