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DVD Review – The Evil Within (2017)

The Evil Within, 2017.

Directed by Andrew Getty.

Starring Frederick Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown, Michael Berryman, Kim Darby, and Dina Meyer.


A mentally handicapped man is driven to murder by his reflection in an antique mirror.

The Evil Within is a movie that arrives on the scene with a reputation and a lot of baggage, thanks mainly to its creative force Andrew Getty beginning production on it in 2002, taking six years to shoot it and a further seven to edit it to his liking before his untimely death in 2015. The film was then completed by producer Michael Luceri and a mere 15 years after initial production began the final result is here, so was it worth the wait?

Well, if truth be told it probably wasn’t worth putting any major plans on hold to be able to watch it but The Evil Within is not without merit. The
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Blu-ray Reviews: Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions

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Not all teenage werewolf movies are created equal.

As a kid, I couldn’t have been more primed to see 1985’s Teen Wolf, a movie that seemed positively made just for me. I was obsessed with star Michael J. Fox, first from his TV work as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties and then as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, to this day my favorite movie of all time. Werewolves have always been my movie monster of choice, even as a boy of just eight years old. Combining Michael J. Fox with werewolves—in a high school comedy, no less, then (and possibly still) one of my favorite film genres—seemed a foolproof recipe for a classic. And, in its way, Teen Wolf is a classic: a movie that’s probably as good as it can be while still being far from great. It’s sweet, it means well,
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August 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration, Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions

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Hey, gang! Welcome back for another look at this week’s upcoming horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases. August 8th is going to be another busy day for fans, as we have some incredible Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to.

Arrow Video has put together an incredible limited edition Blu-ray set for Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and Scream Factory has assembled two stellar Collector’s Editions for both Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too. Fans of the Coen brothers' Fargo will undoubtedly want to add the new Steelbook edition of the film to their collections this Tuesday, and for those of you interested in unconventional vampire films, be sure to check out The Transfiguration this week, too.

Other notable releases for August 8th include The Night of the Sorcerers / The Loreley’s Grasp double feature, Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh, The Dinner, Charlotte, and Dimension Z.

Fargo: Steelbook Collector’s Edition (Shout!
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Contest: Win Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory is celebrating one of the best decades of werewolf films, the 1980s, with their August 8th release of Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too on respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays, and as a special treat for fans of the hairy comedies, we've been provided with three copies of each Blu-ray to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive:

(1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Teen Wolf (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Teen Wolf Too

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:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “Teen Wolf Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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Things Get Hairy in Clips from Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

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Get your howl on with several high-def clips from Scream Factory's Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector's Edition Blu-rays that will be unleashed on August 8th.

Teen Wolf Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "He Always Wanted To Be Special … But He Never Expected This!

Like all teenagers, Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox, the Back To The Future trilogy) is going through some … changes. But unlike the rest of the students at Beacontown High School, Scott's changes include long hair that covers his entire body, claw-like fingernails, fangs, a heightened sense of smell, superhuman strength and the extraordinary ability to … play basketball? And that's just the beginning.

Naturally, these uncanny new features turn this lovable loser into the most popular kid in school. But by embracing his newly minted popularity, has the Teen Wolf lost sight of what it truly means to be Scott Howard?

Bonus Features

New 2017 High-Definition Film Transfer Taken From The Interpositive Never.
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Special Features Revealed for Scream Factory’s Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

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Horror fans can howl at moon this summer when Scream Factory releases their Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Teen Wolf (featuring a high-def transfer from the interpositive) and Teen Wolf Too, and to help hold fans over until the August 8th release date arrives, the special features for both Blu-rays have been revealed, along with the announcement that Shout! Factory will release Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series on DVD September 5th.

Press Release: Hooooooooooooooowl! On August 8, 2017, Scream Factory will present two classic films from the 1980’s, Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon), starring Michael J Fox, and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition), starring Jason Bateman, the latter on Blu-ray™ for the first time. In addition, the Saturday morning kids show Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series will get a DVD release from Shout! Factory, on September 5.

Special Features on Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon) include
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Horror Highlights: Candy Corn, The Evil Within, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Bloodmania, Paranormal Lockdown, Phoenix Forgotten, The Last Scout

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Candy corn, the staple of the Halloween season, is now the name of a new horror movie? What a match made in heaven! Directed by Josh Hasty, Candy Corn's crowdfunding campaign and official poster are at the top of today's Highlights. Also: The Evil Within DVD release details, Bloodmania's worldwide distribution deal, a clip from the new episode of TLC's Paranormal Lockdown, and trailers for Phoenix Forgotten and The Last Scout.

Candy Corn's Indiegogo Campaign and Poster: Press Release: "Cleveland, Oh - March 1, 2017- Buzz has been growing rapidly around the new indie film, Candy Corn, from Josh Hasty (Director, In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn) and Butch Von Dreaux (Butchovision). The film, which stars Pancho Moler (Rob Zombie’s 31), has gained so much interest from fans that Hasty and Von Dreaux have decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to get the fans involved. The 31-day campaign, which launched at midnight,
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Emmy-Nominated Actor James Stacy Dies at 80

Emmy-Nominated Actor James Stacy Dies at 80
James Stacy, who was Emmy-nominated for his role as a wheelchair-bound amputee in TV movie “Just a Little Inconvenience” and starred in Western series “Lancer,” died Thursday in Ventura, Calif. He was 80.

His turbulent life included being married to actresses Connie Stevens and Kim Darby, becoming a double amputee after a motorcycle accident, and serving prison time for child molestation.

His partner Antigoni Tsamparlis confirmed his death and said he had possibly suffered an allergic reaction after being admitted to the hospital.

Born Maurice W. Elias in Los Angeles, Stacy appeared on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958) and “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” (1952), and had a recurring role in “Wiseguy” (1990). He also appeared in numerous episodes of “Bonanza” (1973), “Gunsmoke” (1964-73) and received a producing credit for the film “My Kidnapper, My Love” (1980).

Appearing as a wounded Vietnam vet in “Just a Little Inconvenience” opposite Barbara Hershey, he hoped to encourage other amputees and persons with disabilities to fulfill
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It Came From The Tube: Ghost Story / Circle Of Fear (1972)

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There’s the usual stockpile when we mention horror anthology TV series. Twilight Zone sits firmly on top for most, and then follows Outer Limits, Thriller, Tales from the Crypt, Masters of Horror, Night Gallery, and on and on. (The rankings are up to you.) And sometimes, way down in the pile of yellowed TV Guides lays one that time forgot (and Nielsen killed). Witness NBC’s Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972), a one season and done series that provided solid stories well told over 23 episodes.

If the title seems confusing, it’s because it was known as Ghost Story for the first 13 episodes (plus pilot), and then Circle of Fear for the last 9. Low ratings prompted the name change, which proceeded when the show returned from the Christmas break. Rotund host Sebastian Cabot also didn’t survive the retooling.

So what sank the show? ABC aired Room 222/The Odd Couple opposite it,
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Netflix: Narcos Again, Ed Harris Thirst, and a Sandy B Double

We've already listed up the Amazon Prime streaming offering so here's Netflix. The following titles are now streaming for your pleasure or curiousity if pleasure is an overstatement. We've freeze framed them at entirely random places and shared the first thing that came up as is our whimsical practice. Do you have any desire to see (or revisit) these? 

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True Grit  (1969)

tfw you think about how some remakes have the exact same scene but feel so different. Did you know that the actress who played Mattie Ross, Kim Darby is still alive though she hasn't been working as an actor in about 10 years or so. I wonder what she thought of Hailee Steinfeld doing her role a handful of years back. Did you know that the original Mattie Ross was also award-nominated... but not for True Grit.
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Examining Hollywood Remakes: True Grit

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Remakes…Where would Hollywood be without them? In the third of our continuing weekly series on Hollywood remakes, it’s time to look at one of those very, very rare remakes that is actually better than the original. This week Cinelinx looks at the Cohen Brother's True Grit.

Sometimes an actor can seem like the perfect casting for a role, and have you thinking “I can’t imagine anyone else in this role”, but then a remake comes along and the new actor even outdoes the original one. This week, we’re going to look at the way proper casting can actually elevate a remake above its predecessor. The original 1969 version of the Western True Grit starred Hollywood action legend John Wayne—winning the only Oscar of his long career—whereas the 2010 remake stars one of the most versatile actors of the modern era, Jeff Bridges. Yes, it’s the Dude replacing the Duke.
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U.N.C.L.E.: Will International Moviegoers Save WB's Domestic Box Office Flop?

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake:
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WB Drops Another Bomb: 'U.N.C.L.E.' Flops Disastrously in North America

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Bigger domestic flop than expected? Before I address the box office debacle of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I'd like remark upon the fact that 2015 has been a notable year at the North American box office. That's when the dinosaurs of Jurassic World smashed Hulk and his fellow Halloween-costumed Marvel superheroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And smashed them good: $636.73 million vs. $457.52 million. (See also: 'Jurassic World' beating 'The Avengers' worldwide and domestically?) At least in part for sentimental (or just downright morbid) reasons – Paul Walker's death in a car accident in late 2013 – Furious 7 has become by far the highest-grossing The Fast and the Furious movie in the U.S. and Canada: $351.03 million. (Shades of Heath Ledger's unexpected death
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Time Machine: Oscar Winner-to-Be Bale with Wife on Red Carpet

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale at the Oscars Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Eventual Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale are seen above on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Welsh-born Bale took home the Oscar statuette for his performance as a boxer turned coach and junkie in David O. Russell's boxing drama and sleeper hit The Fighter. His co-stars were Mark Wahlberg (who also co-produced the film), Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Christian Bale movies The Fighter was Christian Bale's first Academy Award nomination. Among his other movie credits are: The Dark Knight (2008). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. The Prestige (2006). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman.
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Slideshow: 2014 Hollywood Show Portraits Anticipate the 2015 Show From May 1 to 3

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Chicago – The Hollywood Show is back, and all your favorite TV and movie stars are available to meet, take pictures with and get autographs. The 2015 Chicago edition is May 1 through 3, with Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd the celebrity appearance days. was there for the 2014 Show, and captured some Exclusive Portraits of the type of celebrities the Hollywood Show brings directly to the fans.

Scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hollywood Show include the dynamic duo from the 1966 Batman TV show, Adam West and Burt Ward (Saturday only); Henry “Fonzie” Winkler (Saturday), “Chips” stars Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada; Louise Fletcher from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”; secondary cast members from the popular film “A League of Their Own”; and for the first time some legendary sports celebrities like Bobby Hull (Chicago Black
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Better Off Dead Screens at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ January 17th

“Gee, I’m really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky, guess she won’t be able to eat any spicy foods for awhile!”

Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster, Chef Steve Schmidt, and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back with a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 6:00 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The locale is Food Outreach, 3117 Olive Street in St. Louis. The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a screening of the 1985 John Cusack gutbuster Better Off Dead on Saturday January 17th. Tickets are $65.00 and ticket information can be found at the Tenacious Eats site Here

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The Homesman | Review

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Jumping Claims: Jones’ Attempt at Revisionist Western Withers Under its Own Intentions

Try as it might, The Homesman, Tommy Lee Jones’ first directorial effort since his 2005 film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, fails to deliver an accurate rendering of the miserable plight of women in the Old West. While some are sure to embrace the superficial revisionist attempt at providing us with a feminist subtext, Jones actually manages to accomplish the opposite with a film that only highlights a male perspective’s well-meaning but misguided interpretation of a story about women. As it completely sells out on its main female protagonist, it’s clear that the project is merely a vanity piece where a multitude of characters are only utilized to compliment his presence, as well as a moment of convenient (and false pathos).

A thirty one year old spinster, Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a rare example
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"True Grit", John Wayne Oscar Winner, On The Big Screen This Weekend, Redford Theatre, Detroit

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The 1969 film version of True Grit will be shown on the big screen this Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1, at the historic Redford Theatre in Detroit. John Wayne won the Best Actor Oscar for his immortal performance as Marshall Rooster Cogburn. The film co-stars Glen Campbell, Kim Darby and Robert Duvall. A 30 minute old time organ concerts precedes the screening. For more click here 
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Flashback Weekend Schedule Includes Dawn of the Dead Reunion, George A. Romero Q&A

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The final schedule for Flashback Weekend has just been released. The annual horror event is taking place in Chicago next week and features a Dawn of the Dead reunion, George A. Romero introducing a screening of Night of the Living Dead, and much more.

Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running horror convention featuring a huge horror dealers room, special events, and major celebrity guests including legendary director George A. Romero in a rare convention appearance. Flashback Weekend also dedicates itself to the preservation of the big screen horror experience by featuring big screen horror presentations at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 (located next to the convention hotel).

Special film screenings include a 35mm 45th anniversary screening of the original “Night Of The Living Dead” introduced by George A. Romero, “Pet Sematary” introduced by Mary Lambert and the cast, and the World Premiere of the unseen Pulsepounders

Trancers sequel
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Flashback Weekend Features Danny Glover, George A. Romero, and a Dawn of the Dead Reunion

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Unless you live in Toronto, there haven’t been too many chances lately to meet the man responsible for the zombies we know and love today. If you live anywhere near Chicago, you’ll want to make your way out to Flashback Weekend.

Taking place from August 9-11, the popular horror convention will have a Dawn of the Dead reunion, with George A. Romero appearing every day to spend time with fans. We have an update on the guests and events, including the addition of Danny Glover:

Danny Glover at Flashback Weekend 2013! Flashback Weekend is proud to announce Danny Glover as a special guest at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention. Mr. Glover is an actor, producer and humanitarian with a commanding presence on screen and stage for over 30 years. In the horror genre, he battled the Predator in “Predator 2″ and he matched wits with Jigsaw in “Saw
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