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11 items from 2016


Scream Factory to Release Child’S Play Special Edition Blu-ray

7 July 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Everyone’s favorite “Good Guy” gets the deluxe Blu-ray treatment. Following his hit 1985 directorial debut, Fright Night, Tom Holland proved himself a master of suspense with his 1988 chiller Child’S Play,  the Don Mancini-penned first bow of everyone’s favorite serial-killer possessed doll, Chucky. Now, on October 18, 2016, Scream Factory celebrates the landmark film and…

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- Chris Alexander

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Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

7 July 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is giving horror fans yet another reason to mark their calendars with the announcement of a Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

Due out as an early Halloween treat on October 18th, the Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray will feature a new 2k scan of the interpositive and a brand new audio commentary by director Tom Holland.

Scream Factory has also teamed up with Neca for a limited edition Blu-ray set complete with a Good Guys Chucky figure. Below, we have the official press release with full details and a look at the new cover art and Chucky collectible:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! “A jolting roller-coaster of a ride” (Los Angeles Times), Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. On October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand celebrates the landmark film and the iconic »

- Derek Anderson

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It Came From The Tube: Tales From The Crypt (1989 – 1996)

3 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Hello, Boils and Ghouls” was a typical opening salvo from The Crypt Keeper, the wraparound host (and animatronic cadaver) of HBO’s inventive, creepy and more often than not, mordantly funny salute to the EC Comics of yesteryear, Tales from the Crypt (1989 – 1996). Throughout seven seasons, viewers were subjected to as much gore, nudity, and twisted morality as we could handle. God (or his underworld counterpart) bless premium cable.

Tales ran from June 10th, 1989 to July 19th, 1996, for a grand total of 93 episodes. That’s a lot of grue to ingest, and until ratings started to slip by Season Six, horror fans found it easy to lap up. And as with any anthology series, mileage varies and quality flickers to and fro – but Tales from the Crypt’s success is anchored in the very fact that it was allowed to live, and thrive, for as long as it did.

The show »

- Scott Drebit

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Fright Night Documentary DVD/Blu-ray Now Available for Pre-Sale

23 June 2016 7:08 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Vampire classic gets full-blown documentary film treatment. A sleeper hit upon release, writer/director Tom Holland’s 1985 Hitchockian vampire thriller Fright Night has gone on to be near-mythical status among fans. The film, which starred William Ragsdale as suburban horror movie fan Charlie Brewster whose suave neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is actually an ancient vampire, is widely…

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- Chris Alexander

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Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival 2016 to Screen Don’T Breathe, Night Of The Creeps, Abattoir

22 June 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In less than one month, Bruce Campbell’s third annual Horror Film Festival will return to Chicago for its third year of celebrating horror movies both old and new. This year’s lineup includes Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, the world premiere of Found Footage 3D, a 30th anniversary screening of Night of the Creeps, and much more:

Press Release: Rosemont, Ill., June 22, 2016— Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary »

- Derek Anderson

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It Came From The Tube: The Initiation Of Sarah (1978)

5 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Brian DePalma’s Carrie (1976) has cast a very wide shadow since it hit theatres. Many horror films have used the trope of telekinesis for the greater bad following its release, including Jennifer, The Fury, Patrick, The Medusa Touch (all ’78), Scanners (’81), and several more. (You can’t make me mention  Friday the 13th Part VII. Oh. Dammit.) Of course, television is anything if not inclusive, and the networks scrambled to come up with their own takes on teenage angst. However, ABC’s The Initiation of Sarah (1978) took a slightly different tact and sent the girl off to college – and ended up serving a strong dose of female empowerment.

First broadcast on Monday, February 6th, Sarah had her work cut out, not so much from NBC, who provided their own Monday Night at the Movies, but from CBS’ juggernaut of M*A*S*H/One Day at a Time. Regardless of ratings, »

- Scott Drebit

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Horror Highlights: Hollywood Horror Museum Members, Xx, Toxic Avenger Marathon, The Wicker Man Screenings

13 April 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Hollywood Horror Museum presents two very accomplished visionaries in horror as board members, directors John Carpenter and Greg Nicotero. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: details on the all-female directed anthology, Xx, a Toxic Avenger marathon on El Rey Network, and Nitehawk Cinema’s screening of both Wicker Man movies in New York.

Hollywood Horror Museum Members: Press Release: “The Hollywood Horror Museum is proud to announce today, that legendary directors John Carpenter and Greg Nicotero are its two newest board members. The museum which has been showing up at various conventions will be touring later in the year before it finds it’s permanent home in 2017. The interview will be made (if available) upon request.

John Carpenter is the writer, producer, and director of many genre classics including Halloween, Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing and They Live. Greg Nicotero is director and producer of The Walking Dead, »

- Tamika Jones

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Burbank! Celebrate Psycho II With Tom Holland at Dark Delicacies

1 March 2016 7:16 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

On March 19th, at legendary horror and dark fantasy film culture shop Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, horror film magazine Delirium (curated by Shock’s own editor Chris Alexander) will be celebrating the release of its 10th issue. The magazine features a massive salute to one of the greatest horror sequels of all time, director Richard…

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- Chris Alexander

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Fright Night 30th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack Release Details & Artwork

11 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over three decades ago, Tom Holland's Fright Night hit theaters with a rockin', danceable soundtrack that amplified the film's fun yet frightening atmosphere. To celebrate the beloved film's 30th anniversary, Night Fever Music has released Fright Night's soundtrack in three collectible vinyl versions.

Press Release: Night Fever Music is proud to announce the 30th Anniversary release of Fright Night- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Columbia Pictures released Fright Night to theaters in 1985, becoming one of the top grossing horror films of the year. Starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night has become one of the most beloved cult films in the genre

The soundtrack is anchored by hitmakers the J. Geils Band, whose single “Fright Night” leads off the album. Joining the band are numerous new wave rockers of the day, most notably Devo with the electro-funk of “Let’s Talk, »

- Derek Anderson

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Fright Night

25 January 2016 6:17 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’re back to dissect another remake and this time we’re taking a bite out of a vampire movie. The original version was a classic but the remake does not quite measure up. This week, Cinelinx looks at Fright Night (2011).

When the remake of the classic vampire film Fright Night (1985) came out in 2011, the initial  reaction was very positive because it was such a relief to have truly evil vampires back. After the brooding and sparking vampires of Twilight started a trend of angst-ridden or lovelorn or depressed vampires, fans were thrilled that the blood-sucking antagonist of director Craig Gillespie's new Fright Night remake and his fellow vamps were hard-core predators with no reservations about chowing down on their next-door neighbor. The Fright Night creatures-of-the-night were more Dracula than Edward. It was good to have the badness back. However, upon reflection, the 2011 version doesn’t hold up that well. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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You’Re So Cool, Brewster! The Story Of Fright Night (2016) Movie Trailer: Doc On Cult Horror

13 January 2016 8:43 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night Trailer. Gary Smart‘s You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night (2016) movie trailer stars Tom Holland, Julie Carmen and Steve Johnson. You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night‘s plot synopsis: “Fright Night is one of the most beloved horror films of the 80s. Featuring exclusive interviews from […] »

- Marco Margaritoff

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