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It Came From The Tube: And All Through The House (1989)

Happy Horrordays, Boils and Ghouls! ‘Tis the season to be…murdered, perhaps? Okay, I’ll stop with The Cryptkeeper puns because: A) I’m terrible at them, and B) see A. But it is the season when we focus on blood dripping from the tinsel-laden tree, and there are more than enough solid to great Xmas goodies to help cope with a visit from that racist aunt who’s pleasantly surprised Idris Elba speaks so eloquently. (Don’t pretend you don’t have one.) Mining the Vault of Horror comics, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt delivered their holiday cheer in Season One’s second episode, And All Through the House. If you’re looking to get the kiddies into horror but they still have an affinity for Old Saint Nick, this is not the place to start.

Originally broadcast on Saturday, June 10th, And All’s programming is certainly
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Starship Troopers: 15 facts you never knew

Starship Troopers has now been in the world for twenty years. The film, which stars Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris, is somewhat of a cult classic. Set in a future where mankind is at war with a race of giant bugs, and the only way to do pretty much anything is by becoming a citizen, it follows the tribulations of Johnny Rico (Van Dien), a young man who joins the Mobile Infantry. Ever wondered how the film was made? Who was first in line to play Johnny Rico? We have all this and more, just read below if you would like to know more. Check out our 15 Starship Troopers facts below.

Starship Troopers facts

1. Originally released in UK cinemas as a 15 certificate, the movie was upgraded to an 18 for the home entertainment release. The BBFC thought that upon further viewing, the film was far
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May 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Get Out, Logan, Xx, The Vagrant

There’s a little bit of something for everyone this Tuesday, as May 23rd’s Blu-ray and DVD releases may not be great in number, but they are a stellar bunch of titles all the same. Jordan Peele’s Get Out arrives on both formats this week, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox is bringing home Logan to 4K Blu-ray as well as standard Blu and DVD discs, too.

For those who might have missed it in theaters, The Great Wall is also being released on Tuesday, as well as the horror anthology Xx, from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Other releases for May 23rd include The Vagrant, Wolf Guy, Wnuf Halloween Special, Voodoo Black Exorcist, and The Magnificent Dead.

Get Out (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family estate,
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Contest: Win The Vagrant (1992) on Blu-ray

A meticulous house owner is forced to face something much more fearsome than any home improvement project or mischievous mice in The Vagrant. Starring the late, great Bill Paxton, the comedic 1992 horror film comes to Blu-ray on May 23rd courtesy of Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Vagrant.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Vagrant Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 29th.
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Blu-ray Review Round-Up: Invasion Of The Bee Girls, I Bury The Living, Virus, What’S The Matter With Helen?

As Scream Factory continues to release pared-down catalogue titles on their now five-year-old label, the brand keeps expanding to include all different kinds of movies. Once known for releasing deluxe special editions of horror fan favorites, the company has diversified over the last half decade and begun releasing new films (as part of their deal with IFC midnight), unknown (and sometimes previously unavailable) cult films, a handful of classics, and even their own in-house productions. This last batch of catalogue titles, the majority of which have been released with only minimum bonus features but new HD scans, continues to broaden the reach of the Scream Factory brand to include a range of titles from secretly successful ’70s sexploitation sci-fi to well-intentioned failures of the 1990s.

First up is the 1958 cult classic I Bury the Living, directed by Albert Band (father of low-budget horror legend Charles Band, who would go on
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Contest: Win Virus on Blu-ray

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Virus is now out on a new Blu-ray from Scream Factory, and to celebrate the latest home media release of the 1999 sci-fi thriller, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Virus.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Virus Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 9th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States.
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May 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rings, Beyond The Gates, Virus

The first week of May has some really stellar home entertainment offerings that genre fans will undoubtedly want to add to their personal collections. Jackson Stewart’s wickedly fun Beyond the Gates makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, and for those who missed it in theaters earlier this year, Rings arrives on both formats as well. Scream Factory is also giving the sci-fi thriller Virus a brand new HD release, and for those who have been on the lookout for the recent indie horror flick, The Barn, you can now grab the movie on Amazon.

Other notable releases for May 2nd include Camino, Fear, Inc., The Naked Cage, The Windmill, Tunnel, and The Hexecutioners.

Beyond the Gates (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Blu-ray & DVD)

Welcome, curious viewers…have you the courage to go Beyond The Gates?

After their father’s unexplained disappearance, two estranged brothers (responsible
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Special Features Announced for Scream Factory’s Virus Blu-ray, Starring Jamie Lee Curtis

Scream Factory recently announced a Blu-ray release of the Jamie Lee Curtis-starring Virus, and they've now revealed an abundance of bonus features for fans of the thriller to look forward to when the Blu-ray is released on May 2nd.

From Scream Factory: "If you're a fan of this 1999 sci-fi shocker (starring Jamie Lee Curtis) then you're in a lot of luck as an impressive amount of extras ended up coming in on our release.

- New Eye Of The Storm – An Interview With Director John Bruno

- New Science & Fiction – An Interview With Writer Dennis Feldman

- New Into The Woods – An Interview With Actor Marshall Bell

- New Men, Monsters And Machines: The Special Effects Of Virus Featuring Interviews With Robotics Effects Designers Steve Johnson And Eric Allard, Special Makeup Effects Artist Joel Harlow And Special Makeup Effects Supervisor: Second Unit Vincent J. Guastini

- New Audio
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Scream Factory to Release The Vagrant (1992) on Blu-ray This May

A good horror flick injects fear into aspects of our everyday lives, and home invasion (and manipulation) has that in spades, as seen in The Vagrant (1992), starring Bill Paxton (Aliens, Twister, Titanic), which is getting the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Scream Factory this May.

From Scream Factory: “We are now taking pre-orders for our upcoming release of the 1992 horror comedy The Vagrant which makes its Blu-ray format debut in the U.S. & Canada! Release date is planned for May 23rd.

Ambitious young executive Graham Krakowski (Bill PaxtonAliens, Titanic) has plotted out every move of this life and career. What he didn’t plan on was a creepy vagrant living opposite his new home. And when the mysterious man (Marshall BellTotal Recall, Virus) sneaks into Graham’s home and starts playing sick mind games, he is driven to take matters into his own hands. Detective Ralf Barfuss (Michael Ironside
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Review: "Diggstown" Starring James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr. And Bruce Dern; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Edition

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By Doug Oswald

James Woods plays a down on his luck con artist who teams up with retired fighter Louis Gossett, Jr. to score a huge win against a local mob boss in a high stakes boxing match in “Diggstown,” now available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber. Michael Ritchie directs an impressive cast in this entertaining 1992 comedy. However, the MGM release never found its audience and underperformed at the box office upon its release.

The movie opens in Winfield Prison, Olivair County Georgia, where a fight is taking place in the common area with the full knowledge of the prison guards and Warden Bates (Marshall Bell). Wolf Forrester (Randall “Tex” Cobb) is fighting Minoso Torres (Alex Garcia) as Gabriel Caine (Woods) helps an inmate escape. Wolf ends up in the prison hospital after losing the fight and he and Gabe discuss their plans as fighter and promoter after they’re released.
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The End of Violence | Blu-ray Review

Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray courtesy of Olive Films is Wim Wenders’ 1997 existentialist take on the definition of violence and its depictions with The End of Violence. A film that was re-cut after its poor reception after playing at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, its underwhelming limited theatrical release did little to spark much interest in the title, though Wenders would receive an Indie Spirit Award nod as Best Director. Feeling very much like the type of philosophically overbaked yarns that we’ve come to see frequent the later period of Atom Egoyan, Wenders’ Hollywood metaphor exploring voyeuristic societal issues at large is trapped by its fascinations with its own ideas. On paper, it sounds intriguing, as we’re dealing with the provocative hypothesis that, at a base level, asserts the mere act of ‘looking’ or ‘seeing’ something will eventually render the necessity of violence to be obsolete.
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First Ever Official Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’S Revenge Reunion Happening At Florida’s Shock Pop Comic Con!

Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Shock Pop Comic Con (running Feb. 13-15) already has a killer lineup for the convention, with everyone from Elvira, John Waters, Ralph Macchio, Fangoria Eic Chris Alexander and Friday The 13th director Sean Cunningham, to what is (in my opinion) going to be the highlight for horror fans attending the event: the first ever official reunion for A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’S Revenge. Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Marshall Bell, Clu, Jack Sholder, Davis Chaskin (writer), and JoAnn Willette are all appearing, making the event one not to miss, if you’re in the vicinity and can attend.

Freddy’S Revenge has always been my 2nd favorite film in the Elm St. series (second only to the first film), and how often do you get to see most of the cast and crew all together? You don’t, that’s the answer,
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'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets' Gets Delayed

'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets' Gets Delayed
Back in November 2012, Universal Pictures hired actor/screenwriter Josh Gad and his partner Ryan Dixon to pen the screenplay for the long-awaited Twins sequel entitled Triplets. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but the comedy will bring back Twins stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, with Eddie Murphy joining the cast as the brothers' long-lost triplet. Josh Gad held a Reddit Ama session yesterday for his new comedy The Wedding Ringer, in theaters next weekend, where he revealed that the Triplets script is done, but Universal apparently is contemplating whether or not to move forward with the follow-up.

"Uh, you know... the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason - internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. I
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Ft. Lauderdale’s Shock Pop Comic Con Guests Include Robert Englund, Elvira, Adrienne King & Danny Trejo

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Early next year over Valentine’s Day weekend, horror hounds can gather in Ft. Lauderdale with their loved ones to celebrate three horror movie anniversaries: Friday the 13th (35th anniversary), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (30th), and Demons (30th). Cast/crew from all three films will be in attendance, including Crystal Lake’s Adrienne King and the man of your nightmares, Robert Englund:

“Ft. Lauderdale, Fl – Nov. 25, 2014 – Masters of mayhem collide in an ultra-cataclysmic Friday the 13th celebration during the Shock Pop Comic Con at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Feb. 13-15, 2015!

The weekend kicks off with a night of horror as director Sean Cunningham, final girl Adrienne King, composer Harry Manfredini, “Officer Dorf” aka Ron Millkie, and first Jason himself, Ari Lehman convene for the 35th Anniversary celebration of the classic Friday The 13th. Meanwhile our 30th Anniversary shindig for A Nightmare On Elm Street
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Win Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy on Blu-ray Signed by Heather Langenkamp!

Win Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy on Blu-ray Signed by Heather Langenkamp!
Murderer. Dream Demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs...Any way you slice it, there can only be one man - one monster - who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger! Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy brings the infamous boogeyman back to life, as the cast and crew of every single A Nightmare on Elm Street movie gathers to discuss the history behind this long-standing franchise, and uncover some of the mysteries that still surround this iconic slasher. Making its Blu-ray debut today, this intense, insanely comprehensive companion piece to the legacy of Elm Street is a must-have for fans and horror aficionados alike. We're giving away copies of the release, with one lucky winner taking home an edition that has been signed by Nancy herself, Heather Langenkamp. Take the ride, learn the facts, delve into the sordid and secret world of Wes Craven's horror masterpiece. Enter and you could win today!
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Fright At Home: October 8th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

It’s Tuesday; new release day! We’re back with Fright At Home to run down this weeks latest DVD & Blu-ray’s that you should be eyeing, and this one’s a doozy. October 8th is jam packed with horror classics, cult obscurities, euro-trash, and even some sexploitation! Truly a massive week for boutique labels and major studios alike. Check it all out below, and repeat after me: “being broke never felt so good, being broke never felt so good…”

Scream Factory’s All Night Horror Marathon Vol.1

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What’S The Matter With Helen?

Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare. Directed by Curtis Harrington (Queen Of Blood, Games), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud).

The
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The Scream Factory Sets a Date for X-Ray / Schizoid Blu-ray Combo and more!

Mark your calendars, kiddies, because the Scream Factory has just revealed the release date for its Blu-ray / DVD combo pack of X-Ray / Schizoid. Look for it in stores on August 20th along with the All Night 4 Horror Movie DVD Box Set. Special features to be announced.

X-Ray (Aka Hospital Massacre): Ex-Playboy Playmate Barbi Benton star in this 1982 horror flick about a beautiful woman who goes to the hospital for a routine check-up and finds herself being stalked by a maniac seeking revenge for a childhood Valentine’s Day prank.

Schizoid: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Joe Regalbuto, and Christopher Lloyd star in this 1980 chiller about a newspaper advice columnist who begins receiving anonymous death threats at the same time female members of a group therapy session she attends start getting murdered.

For more visit the official The Scream Factory website, and "like" The Scream Factory on Facebook.
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Scream Factory Art Explosion - Day of the Dead, X-Ray / Schizoid, All Night 4 Horror Movie Marathon DVD

Things have been hopping over on the Scream Factory Facebook page with multiple announcements and artwork premieres. We've got all the latest for you right here. Read on!

First up the X-Ray / Schizoid Combo pack Blu-ray artwork.

X-Ray (Aka Hospital Massacre): Ex-Playboy Playmate Barbi Benton star in this 1982 horror flick about a beautiful woman who goes to the hospital for a routine check-up and finds herself being stalked by a maniac seeking revenge for a childhood Valentine’s Day prank.

Schizoid: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Joe Regalbuto, and Christopher Lloyd star in this 1980 chiller about a newspaper advice columnist who begins receiving anonymous death threats at the same time female members of a group therapy session she attends start getting murdered.

Next we have the All Night 4 Horror Movie DVD Box Set Artwork which consists of Schizoid, The Outing, The Godsend, and The Vagrant.

"We have
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How does Malick's latest effort fit into the filmmaker's oeuvre? Featuring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn, Malick's existential drama The Tree of Life, released two years ago, is the obvious seed stock for To the Wonder. (Pictured above: Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck's romantic interest) Those two efforts are twins both thematically and stylistically -- though, admittedly, they are also closely related to his entire oeuvre. From his 1970s' efforts Badlands and Days of Heaven, Malick’s interests have always been expounded upon. Among those is what one could call a “wonder” at all things that have not been created by Man, and therefore likely created by God, besides philosophical ponderings about things that were created by Man, such as disharmony with nature and both external and inner conflicts. The New World, for example, has little if any historical relevance; on the other hand, this 2005 effort features much
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Review: Somebody Up There Likes Me

I've seen Somebody Up There Likes Me twice now -- once at SXSW 2012 with a lively local-heavy audience, once via screener with no one else but the cat -- and found the movie terribly funny both times. In fact, after I watched it the second time, I restarted the film so I could to see how the beginning tied into the end (it does, so pay attention) ... then had to stop myself from watching it a third time. The movie opens Friday at Violet Crown Cinema and I'm sorely tempted to go.

I liked it a lot, obviously. But I don't know whether you'd like it. Local filmmaker Bob Byington's universe is not for everyone.

Somebody Up There Likes Me is a comedy, but not in a broad sense -- its humor is very specific. I don't mean that it's full of obscure pop-culture references, either, because the movie
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