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‘MadeInSTL Video Night’ Film Series Continues September 16th with Justice Ninja Style

Every other Saturday at 5pm in September, The Saint Louis Video Society will show a different action or horror film shot in St. Louis at the Tick Tock Tavern for Free! The venue is located at 3459 Magnolia Ave in St. Louis. The film series, which is being called ‘MadeInSTL Video Night‘, continues September 16th with Justice Ninja Style. The film starts at 5pm and admission is Free

Justice Ninja Style, shot in DeSotot, Missouri in 1986 tells the story of Brad Tolan (Brent Bell), a martial arts instructor who moves to DeSoto to open a karate school. he is framed by chief deputy George (Rick Rykart) and his partner officer Grady (Roger Johnson) for a murder he did not commit and is thrown in jail, uncertain if he will ever see a trial. with the help of a mysterious ninja, brad escapes from jail and must evade capture while he tries to clear his name.
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Evan Helmuth, ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor, Dies at 40

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Evan Helmuth, ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor, Dies at 40
Evan Helmuth, an actor best known for playing the priest in 2012 horror “The Devil Inside,” has died. He was 40. Helmuth (pictured above left) passed away from complications from a stroke on Monday. “It’s just simply heartbreaking. Such a profoundly kind and beautiful person, friend and actor,” spokesperson David Greene of Chaotik Media told TheWrap in a statement confirming Helmuth’s death. Also Read: Harvey Atkin, 'Meatballs,' 'Cagney & Lacey' Actor, Dies at 74 Along with his famous role in William Brent Bell’s terrifying hit, he also appeared in “Fever Pitch” and “Jobs,” alongside Ashton Kutcher. On the small screen,
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Evan Helmuth Dies: ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor Was 40

Evan Helmuth Dies: ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor Was 40
Updated: Evan Helmuth, the film and TV actor who played a priest in William Brent Bell’s 2012 horror movie The Devil Inside, died Monday of complications from a stroke. He was 40. Also among his film credits, he appeared opposite Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers’ Fever Pitch, and was in Joshua Michael Stern’s 2013 Steve Jobs biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. On the TV side his credits spanned the likes of Alias, NCIS, Bones, Rizzoli & Isles and…
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Sierra/Affinity Goes Beyond Sales With Movies Like ‘Atomic Blonde’

Sierra/Affinity Goes Beyond Sales With Movies Like ‘Atomic Blonde’
Producing and financing films, rather than just taking a fee to sell them, has always been an important part of Sierra/Affinity’s blueprint since the company launched in 2009. Nevertheless, it took several years for the company’s ambitions beyond sales to be fully realized.

The company has produced and financed several titles over the past couple of years and is pushing hard in that direction. As company founder Nick Meyer, who is being honored at Cannes with Variety‘s Achievement in International Film Award, sees it, “a key part of our growth as a company is that we are a production entity.”

Set for release this July via Focus Features is “Atomic Blonde,” the graphic-novel adaptation starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. Recent titles also produced and financed by Sierra include the critically hailed “Lost City of Z” by director James Gray, 1960s melodrama “A Kind of Murder,” John Hillcoat
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The Boy (2016) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

The Boy (2016)

Written by: Stacey Menear

Directed by: William Brent Bell

Cast: Lauren Cohan (Greta), Rupert Evans (Malcolm), Jim Norton (Mr. Heelshire), Diana Hardcastle (Mrs. Heelshire), Ben Robson (Cole)

The scenario most always plays out the same way. A break out hit film or show with an ensemble cast spawns many unrelated off shoots with members of that cast allowed to showcase their talents on a singular level. Sometimes it’s spectacular, sometimes it’s tragic, and sometimes a film that would have completely flown under the radar, breaks through the haze of obscurity because of one golden ticket. That ticket is name recognition, and if the film isn’t a hit, it will at least find its place as a footnote in genre history.

If asking anyone about “The Boy” that might be interested in going to see a film of its ilk,
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Interview: Director William Brent Bell Talks The Boy

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With The Boy hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, I had a chance to catch up with director William Brent Bell to talk about this ghost story that is more than it appears. [Spoiler Warning]

The Boy was one of the big surprises this year for obvious reasons to those that have seen the movie. Before we jump into the final act, let’s talk about how this all came about. How did you get involved with this project and how far along was the story when you came on board?

William Brent Bell: I really wanted to do something out of the horror space and more in science fiction, or I wanted to do something really intimate and creepy, like a ghost story in a house. I met with Gary Lucchesi, the president of Lakeshore Entertainment, and he asked me if I’d read a script of theirs, which was The Boy.
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May 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Boy, Deadpool, Synchronicity

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Tuesday, May 10th looks to be a pretty big day in home entertainment, as we have over 20 different genre-related titles coming our way this week. Universal Studios is bringing home The Boy to both Blu-ray and DVD, and fans can finally get their hands all over Deadpool, which is also getting released on both formats this Tuesday courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Scream Factory is resurrecting the Patty Duke thriller, You’ll Like My Mother, in HD on May 10th, and Raro Video will release the cult classic Giallo film The Perfume of the Lady in Black on Blu-ray as well. We also have several great indie genre efforts making their way home on May 10th, including Synchronicity, Regression and the Wnuf Halloween Special.

Other notable releases for May 10th include season one of MTV’s Scream: The TV Series, Arachnicide, Scars, Blood Lust, Symptoms, and Kino Lorber’s release of Solarbabies on Blu-ray.
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Audio Interview: Director William Brent Bell Talks About Cheating PG-13 in The Boy

Director William Brent Bell talks about making his modern Gothic classic The Boy. “PG-13 is such a pain in the ass…” So says director William Brent Bell, the brain behind the wildly Gothic gem The Boy (read our rave review here), released last year to sturdy box office and typically mixed fan and critic response.…

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Contest: Win The Boy Blu-ray Prize Pack

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Boy on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand beginning May 10th, and we’ve been provided with two Blu-ray prize packs to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive:

(1) Blu-ray / Digtial HD combo pack copy of The Boy. (1) The Boy T-shirt (1) The Boy candle

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Boy Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 10th. 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.

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Press Release: “Universal City, California, March 9, 2016 – A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in The Boy, a terrifying
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Giveaway – The Boy Prize Pack (Shirt, Candle, Bluray)!

We loved William Brent Bell’s film The Boy (review up this week!), and the good folks over at Universal thought it would be nice to see if you fright fanatics would too. We’ve partnered up with Universal to give out (2) prize packs for the creepy doll film (now on Digital HD and hitting Bluray/DVD/VOD on May 10th), each one containing a Bluray/Digital HD copy of the scarefest, along with a t-shirt and special candle.

From Lakeshore Entertainment (Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Underworld Franchise) and Stx Entertainment (The Gift, Secret in Their Eyes), the film is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”).

Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a
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The Boy Blu-ray and Digital HD Giveaway Reveals a Family’s Menacing Secrets

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The Boy Blu-ray and Digital HD Giveaway Reveals a Family’s Menacing Secrets
A young American woman is uncovering the menacing nature of the English family she has recently signed on to care for in this year’s frightening mystery film, ‘The Boy.’ In the latest horror movie from genre director William Brent Bell, ‘The Walking Dead’ actress Lauren Cohan discovers that not every seemingly ideal couple is as endearing and picturesque as they initially seem. That tense revelation is being made as the movie, which is now available on Digital HD, is set to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 10 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. In celebration of the horror thriller’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky [ Read More ]

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The Boy review – gimmicky horror forsakes suspense for stock shocks

This tired chiller bases its scares around a child-like doll but its mundane surroundings more recall Harry Hill than Chucky

With the The Witch and 10 Cloverfield Lane currently marking the ascent of measured suspense within genre cinema, the crash-bang-wallop merchants have launched a counteroffensive. This intrinsically mediocre non-chiller transplants the hackneyed methods of 2014’s Annabelle to the English countryside, dispatching an uptight Lauren Cohan to the residence of the haughtily eccentric Heelshires to nanny their “son” Brahms – a child-sized porcelain doll. A vessel for everyone’s grief, Brahms is intended as creepy, yet in these cheap-looking surrounds he rather resembles a stray Harry Hill prop; an endless string of restless Pov shots can’t transform a tchotchke into a credible threat. Elsewhere, gimmickmonger William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) has only careworn gotchas to offer, and he exhausts those long before the indifferently staged stalk-and-slash finale. These movies need new toys to play with.
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The Boy to terrify on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand

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By Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

There's really something creepy about dolls. Ever since I watched The Twilight Zone episode 'Living Doll' as a kid, that damn Talky Tina has haunted me. Over the years there have been plenty of terrifying doll-in-film movies and next up on the plastic chopping block is The Boy.

The movie will debut on Digital HD on April 26, 2016 and hit Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 10, 2016. Check out all the details below, and hey, don't talk to creepy dolls.

The Boy stars Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans. Directed by William Brent Bell, written by Stacey Menear, Produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Richard Wright.

From The Press Release:

A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in The Boy, a terrifying thriller debuting on Digital HD on April 26, 2016 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand
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Harker’s Hits: New Releases March 2016

Harker’s Hits: New Releases March 2016
Some fun stuff dropping this month! A gory ’80s slasher, a thoughtful Sci-Fi epic, Lego superheroes, and More. Yes. More. No lie. Needle in my eye, etc. More.

The Peanuts Movie

Hailed by both critics and audiences, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the entire gang hit the big screen in their first 3D foray last year. Extras include featurettes like “You Never Grow Up, Charlie Brown,” “6 Snoopy Snippets,” and Meghan Trainor’s video for “Better When I’m Dancin’.” You know you want to revisit your youth. You know you want to fly with the Red Baron! You know you want to dance with Meghan Trainor!

$19.99 Buy The Peanuts Movie

Victor Frankenstein

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and the X-men’s Professor X, James McAvoy, join forces to breathe new life (so to speak) into one of the greatest horror stories ever told. Told from Igor’s perspective, this
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The Boy Heading to Home Video

Chilling thriller The Boy scheduled to hit home video. Back in January, we gushed over director William Brent Bell’s Gothic melodrama/mystery The Boy and you can read that glowing review right Here. The film was slow, strange, eerie, comfortable, mildly kinky and was grounded by an absolutely first-rate performance by The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan.…

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The Boy Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD Release Dates & Cover Art

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While the January output of horror movies has been less than stellar in recent years, The Boy pleasantly surprised quite a few people that were expecting a “by the numbers” horror movie. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out on the big screen, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will give us The Boy Blu-ray and DVD release in May, with an early release on Digital HD:

“Universal City, California, March 9, 2016 – A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in The Boy, a terrifying thriller debuting on Digital HD on April 26, 2016 and on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on May 10, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Lakeshore Entertainment (Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Underworld Franchise) and Stx Entertainment (The Gift, Secret in Their Eyes), the film is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and
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Movie Review – The Boy (2016)

The Boy, 2016.

Directed by William Brent Bell.

Starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, and Ben Robson.

Synopsis:

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

From the director of The Devil Inside (one of the worst movies of 2012) comes The Boy, sure to be one of the worst movies of 2016 when all is said and done. It never once makes its premise anything less than ridiculous, ensuring that you are only laughing at it, instead of being compelled by the mystery surrounding the porcelain child doll.

From the very beginning, the shockingly bad script forces upon Greta (The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan) an onslaught of illogical reasons for her to stick around the gothic residence located in an isolated English village,
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Review: The Boy is an Atmospheric, Wildly Gothic Gem

Shock reviews William Brent Bell’s new psychodrama The Boy. Like the recently released date night horror film The Forest, The Boy is a PG-13 picture aimed to target a wide audience. And like The Forest, The Boy serves primarily as a showcase for a starlet from a cult TV show: Game Of ThronesNatalie Dormer

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The Boy Review

In life, we have to make tough decisions. Last night, a Friday night after an extremely long work week, I made such a decision when I volunteered to see The Boy of my own volition. With no critics’ screenings being offered in the Us, and no midnight openings in NYC, I braved an impending Snowmageddon to weigh in on William Brent Bell’s housebound horror film – and can report that it’s the repugnant genre dumpsterfire you’d expect from a January release. Good ‘effing lord, do I really need to write another 500 words about what a stale, vapid chore this delightless thriller is?

Lauren Cohan stars as Greta, an American nanny who takes a job in a desolate English village. When her car pulls up, Greta is greeted by a gothic looking mansion owned by by the Heelshire family, who talk highly of their son, Brahms. When it comes
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Attention Artists! Submit Your Own The Boy Fan Art and Win!

Create your own The Boy fan art for the chance to win a stack of cash. Now, this is kinda cool… We’ve been talking often about the upcoming William Brent Bell-directed, haunted doll chiller The Boy. In their bid to get others talking about it as well, Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have launched a…

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