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4 items from 2009

New DVD Label Arrives with a Silent Scream

24 September 2009 1:09 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Man, it has been a long time since I've heard anyone even mention the movie Silent Scream. It seems as if it's been lost a good long time. Thankfully a new DVD label known as Scorpion Releasing is changing all that, and the DVD will be hitting home in November! Hell yeah!

From the Press Release

A new DVD label, Scorpion Releasing, announces the 11/24/09 DVD release of one of the highest grossing slasher films from the golden age of the slasher genre, reaching number one at the box office in February of 1980. For the first time on DVD anywhere in the world, Scorpion Releasing is proud to present Silent Scream, the classic slasher film featuring Barbara Steele in one of her most terrifying roles. Out of circulation for decades, the film has recently been mastered in HiDefinition by Scorpion Releasing, and will be sure to shock a whole new generation of horror fans. »

- Uncle Creepy

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'Shaun of the Dead' Star to Sell Dead

23 August 2009 11:20 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

After a lengthy hiatus from features, it appears that legendary director John Landis has a new project lined up. One thing’s for sure, it sounds more in line with An American Werewolf in London than his more comedic works, like National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Landis, whose last theatrical release was the 1998 Susan’s Plan, is working on a black comedy called Burke and Hare, based on the real-life West Port murders. According to /Film, Shaun of the Dead and Star Trek’s Simon Pegg will star, presumably as either William Burke or William Hare.

Between 1827 and 1828, the murders of 17 individuals were attributed to Burke and Hare, both Irish immigrants. They supposedly "burked" — a term that would come to mean purposefully smothering — their victims, and sold the bodies to Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. After initially selling the body of a dead man, Burke and Hare suffocated ill or »

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Fantasia ’09: They Sell the Dead

5 August 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Revisionist horror favorite Larry Fessenden (director of Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter) returned to Montreal’s just-wrapped Fantasia film festival this year with two new films from his indie-horror production company Scareflix: Ti West’s incredibly atmospheric ‘80s horror tribute House Of The Devil (a smash success at Tribeca and a late but great addition to the Fantasia program; see review here) and Glenn McQuaid’s period horror-comedy tribute to British ‘60s/’70s horror classics, I Sell The Dead (another Fango rave; see here; I Sell The Dead goes into limited theatrical release this Friday and is concurrently available as a video-on-demand from IFC Films).

Fessenden was on hand with co-producer Peter Phok and first-time feature director Glenn McQuaid for their award-winning I Sell The Dead, a one-of-a-kind dark adventure film depicting the daily lives and supernatural woes of two lowlife body-snatchers, played by Fessenden himself and Dominic Monaghan »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Kier-la Janisse)

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Excl: McQuaid & Fessenden Sell the Dead

14 January 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In a fog-enshrouded graveyard is where Glenn McQuaid feels at home. One can sense this when he talks about directing the horror-comedy I Sell the Dead . He recalls the first time he saw his characters, grave robbers Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes, on set, in character and surrounded by cemetery plots, with enthusiasm. One can also get the vibe that he's old school. Dropping names like Freddie Francis and Terence Fisher is serious business and a rarity for upcoming directors these days who often cite genre influences from the '80s. I'm chatting with director McQuaid, and producer/co-star Larry Fessenden, days before I Sell the Dead makes its Slamdance Film Festival premiere on January 16th. Set in the 18th century, Dead finds Fessenden and Dominic Monaghan ( Lost ) »

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