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A pair of ’70s erotic classics coming from Full Moon. Full Moon Entertainment have just announced the upcoming release date for a pair of erotic cult films from the sex-soaked ’70s designed to push your buttons. The first is the early Charles Band production Fairy Tales, directed by Harry Hurwitz. It’s a ribald fantasy featuring…
- Chris Alexander
Dan O’Bannon’s quotable, creepy, and downright fun 1985 horror comedy, The Return of the Living Dead, comes out on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on July 19th from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “The Return of the Living Dead Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
“On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy »
- Derek Anderson
If you’re hungry for a zombie horror comedy with brains, then you’ll want to put watching Scream Factory’s new home media release of The Return of the Living Dead at the top of your summer to-do list. Hitting shelves on July 19th, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is teased in high-def clips and a trailer that will make you want to revisit the party and surprising pathos of Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 film.
“On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas reanimates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!
- Derek Anderson
It’s hard to believe that the same year George A. Romero released Day of the Dead, the ultra-gory, ultra-bleak conclusion of the trilogy he began with Night of the Living Dead in 1968, writer/director Dan O’Bannon was spinning Romero’s original classic into a totally new direction with The Return of the Living Dead. Whereas Romero’s film is dark and sober, Return is pure punk rock anarchy—a horror comedy that successfully manages to be equal parts horror and comedy while introducing one of the most significant elements into the zombie mythos since Romero first made them flesh-eaters 17 years earlier.
The film’s ingenious premise—which was “meta” before being meta was really a thing—is that the events of the original Night of the Living Dead really did take place and were covered up, with the zombies locked into airtight drums and left in the basement of a medical supply facility. »
- Patrick Bromley
In a time where every actress who has appeared in a horror film self-labels themselves as “Scream Queens”, it’s refreshing to come across an up and coming starlet who is not only humble and appreciative of any recognition, but has the chops to back that up. Enter Wren Walker. The classically trained actress spent a lot of time on the stage in productions of “Hurly Burly“, “Twelfth Night” and “The Importance of Being Earnest” before accepting the role of Blue Jean, the heroine in the balls out horror film Peelers, which has Walker nominated for multiple awards at upcoming film festivals.
Wren was nice enough to chat for a bit with Icons of Fright, and she’s an incredibly down to earth individual who will be a force to be reckoned with, mark our words. Read on!
So you seem to be gaining quite a bit of recognition for your role in Peelers. »
- Jerry Smith
Scream Factory already gave The Return of the Living Dead fans plenty of reasons to party with their extensive special features list for the upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the film, but now they have added one more reason to celebrate with the announcement of a new audio commentary for the release.
Scream Factory revealed on Facebook that a new audio commentary with actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin and make-up effects artist Tony Gardner will be included on the The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (and also the sold-out Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray).
With new insights from the actors who played Freddy and Chuck, respectively, as well as one of the artists who helped bring the film’s zombies to living dead life, the additional audio commentary should be a special treat for fans when the Blu-ray hits shelves on July 19th. Below, we have »
- Derek Anderson
Since it was announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has been eagerly awaited by fans looking to party with Dan O’Bannon’s unique brand of zombies. Scream Factory is now making those fans happy with their official July release details for the two-disc Blu-ray that contains more than twelve hours of bonus features, comes with new cover art, and is available in two separate editions:
Press Release: Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic The Return Of The Living Dead, starring Clu Gulager (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), James Karen (Mulholland Drive) and Don Calfa (Weekend at Bernie’s). Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film helped launch the career of scream queen Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons, »
- Derek Anderson
company Aeteas Filmproduktions
If you’re going to exploit the crowd for a quick buck, you should at least have the decency to do it the old fashioned way, by getting seriously bloody and seriously sexy. Erotically charged horror movies not only provide a visceral thrill, they’re likely to linger longer in the memory than a picture about flying sharks.
The pinnacle of this subgenre is represented by the likes of Jean Rollin’s La Morte Vivante, a weird, atmospheric film about a young woman who returns from the dead with an insatiable lust for blood. Despite having been dead for 2 years, she reanimates as a beautiful naked blonde who wanders around France in search of victims. The film struck a chord with Rob Zombie, who had a hit with a song that borrowed the film’s English language title, The Living Dead girl.
Rollin’s beautifully photographed features »
- Ian Watson
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