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Contest: Win Session 9 on Blu-ray

Scream Factory will give viewers a high-definition tour of Danvers State Mental Hospital with their Blu-ray release of Session 9 on August 16th, and to celebrate, 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 Session 9.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Session 9 Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on August 19th. 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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Session 9 Blu-ray: “It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing… abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years is about to receive 5 new visitors.
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Session 9 Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

Take a tour of Danvers State Mental Hospital from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you may be) with these Blu-ray clips from Session 9 courtesy of Scream Factory. Directed by Brad Anderson, Session 9 creeps its way onto Blu-ray next Tuesday, August 16th.

From the Press Release: “Fear is a place… A “deft exercise in atmospheric horror” (L.A. Weekly) that takes place in an abandoned mental hospital, Session 9 makes its Blu-ray debut courtesy Scream Factory on August 16, 2016. This release comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews with cast and crew, and Horror’s Hallowed Grounds, a new revisiting of the locations of the film.

It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing… abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years is about to receive 5 new visitors.

Donning protective gear, the men of the Hazmat Elimination Co.
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Horror Highlights: Session 9 Blu-ray, Romeo’S Distress Trailer, Scream Queen Stream

Including bonus features such as interviews with the cast and crew and a tour of the film's locations, the Blu-ray of Brad Anderson's Session 9 will debut on August 16th courtesy of Scream Factory. Also: a trailer and poster for Romeo's Distress and a look at Scream Queen Stream's parody of the iconic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

Session 9 Blu-ray Release Details: Press Release: "Fear is a place… A “deft exercise in atmospheric horror” (L.A. Weekly) that takes place in an abandoned mental hospital, Session 9 makes its Blu-ray debut courtesy Scream Factory on August 16th, 2016. This release comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews with cast and crew, and Horror’s Hallowed Grounds, a new revisiting of the locations of the film.

It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing... abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital,
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Comic-Con 2016: Scream Factory Announces “Inside Look” Panel & The Return Of The Living Dead Autograph Signing

Scream Factory celebrates over three decades of Dan O'Bannon's graveyard bash at this year's Comic-Con with a special Return of the Living Dead autograph signing, and their annual "Inside Look" panel will feature the eagerly anticipated announcements of future releases

Taking place at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) on Friday, July 22nd, The Return of the Living Dead autograph signing will feature cast members Thom Mathews (Freddy) and John Philbin (Chuck), as well as Sean Clark, who hosted a new episode of Horror's Hallowed Grounds for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the beloved horror comedy.

"An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory" panel, meanwhile, will be held in Room 29Ab at 8:00pm. Below, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events,
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Scream Factory to Release Session 9 on Blu-ray this Summer

Fans of Brad Anderson’s cult horror film Session 9 will be thrilled to know that Scream Factory will release the unsettling movie on Blu-ray this August.

Scream Factory will check into the Danvers State Mental Hospital on August 16th when they release Session 9 on Blu-ray.

Session 9 is admired by many horror fans for its palpable sense of paranoia, spot-on performances, claustrophobic setting, and downright eerie atmosphere.

Bonus features are currently being worked on, and although they haven’t been revealed yet, we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers posted on any updates regarding this anticipated release. Below, we have Scream Factory’s official announcement and a look at the Blu-ray cover art:

From Scream Factory: “Our “Summer of Fear” line-up continues to grow with the announce of Session 9! Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist) this underrated 2001 chiller will be coming to Blu-ray for
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200 Greatest Horror Films (200-191)

Every year, we here at PopOptiq celebrate the month of October with a series of articles we like to call 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list to 200 movies, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles.

Note: Since there are so many great horror films and so much to choose from, I am including documentaries, short films and animated films as special mentions in order to make it easier for me to decide what to include.

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Special Mention: King Kong

Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

Written by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose

USA, 1933

The granddaddy of all monster movies is arguably King Kong. Decades after its release, no other monster
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TV Casting: Fear The Walking Dead, Grey’S Anatomy, Adria Arjona in Emerald City

Fear The Walking Dead, Grey’s Anatomy, Emerald City, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on AMC, ABC, and NBC.

Untitled supernatural series (Netflix)

Winona Ryder and David Harbour have been set as leads in Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer’s untitled supernatural series for Netflix

The eight-episode series is set in the 1980s and is about a mystery surrounding a boy who vanishes into thin air and the ever-expanding government conspiracy that unravels in its wake.

Ryder will play the boy’s single mother while Harbour will play the town’s chief of police, tasked with investigating the disappearance.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Martin Henderson (“The Red Road”) has been cast as a series regular on the ABC drama that recently killed off Patrick Dempsey‘s character, Dr. Derek Shepherd.

Paradise Pictures (USA
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Danny Deferrari & Stephen Gevedon Buy Into ABC’s ‘Madoff’ Mini

Danny Deferrari and Stephen Gevedon have joined the cast of Madoff, the ABC miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss as the now-imprisoned swindler. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini follows the rise and spectacular fall of Bernie Madoff and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he concocted. Deferrari will play Madoff’s son, Andrew, who along with his brother alerted the feds to their dad’s scheme…
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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman,
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Hellbenders DVD Review

Director: J.P. Petty

Starring: Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon

Running Time: 85 Minutes

Certificate: 15

The horror genre is at a very strange place at the moment. It seems odd to think that a little over 15 years ago, it was dominated by fantastic slasher films such as Scream, New Nightmare and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Now the once great genre is split between a rock and a hard place with a choice of laughs or jump-scares thanks to Scary Movie and Paranormal Activity. With that being said there’s nothing wrong with either subgenre, although they have become a little bit repetitive. It may be a case of me getting increasingly nostalgic as I venture through my twenties, but I do miss the days of immortal serial killers barely breaking a sweat whilst chasing annoying adolescents through murky forests. However I digress,
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‘Hellbenders’ Review

Stars: Clifton Collins, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden, Dan Fogler | Written and Directed by J.T. Petty

Let me begin this review by stating this is most-definitely not your typical horror fare; something audiences will realise a mere five minutes into this raucous, sure-to-be-cult-hit, movie. Written and directed by J.T. Petty, who also penned the graphic novel on which this is based, Hellbenders is a genre-bending horror comedy that is most akin to Don Coscarelli’s recent movie John Dies at the End. If I had to narrow the analogy down I’d say Hellbenders is best described as The Exorcist meets Ghostbusters by way of Don Coscarelli and [early] Kevin Smith

Sound interesting? Then go out and buy it. Trust me. The rest of you? Let me try and convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash on this little indie horror that could.
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Exclusive: Clifton Collins Jr. Talks Hellbenders 3D

Exclusive: Clifton Collins Jr. Talks Hellbenders 3D
Clifton Collins Jr., easily one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, never likes to limit himself to a certain type of character, which is why we've seen him shine as all sorts of diverse characters. This year alone, for example, he starred as a criminal in the action-thriller Parker, a straight-laced technician in the sci-fi summer blockbuster Pacific Rim and an FBI agent in the ABC midseason drama series Red Widow. This acting chameleon returns to the big screen once more this year as the sinful minister Larry in Hellbenders 3D, debuting in theaters and on VOD formats October 18. Larry is just one of six members of the Hellbound Saints, ordained ministers who live in constant sin so that, as a last resort, they can invite possession of a demon and kill themselves, causing both the saint and the demon to go straight to hell.

I recently had the
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Exclusive: Six Hellbenders 3D Photos Featuring Clancy Brown and Clifton Collins Jr.

Exclusive: Six Hellbenders 3D Photos Featuring Clancy Brown and Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr. fans unite and rejoice! The cult favorite actor who has been giving his support everywhere finally takes the lead in Hellbenders 3D, a new horror comedy that arrives just in time for Halloween. We have a set of six exclusive new photos from this awesome thriller, which promises to save us from eternal damnation. Check out the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints (aka The Hellbenders), as they prepare to drive demons back to Hell one suicide at a time. Clifton stars alongside Clancy Brown and Robyn Rikoon in a kickass mission that will deliver them to evil, in theaters and On Demand October 18!

There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation - so the Augustine
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Hellbenders Red Band Trailer

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Lionsgate has revealed a red band trailer for J.T. Petty's horror comedy Hellbenders. The film centers on the Brooklyn Parish of the Order of Hellbound Saints, who work to drag the worst of demons back to Hell. Clancy Brown, Dan Fogler and Clifton Collins Jr. star in the wacky thriller alongside Andre Royo and Samantha Buck. Check them all out in this latest look.

Hellbenders comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden, Dan Fogler. The film is directed by J.T. Petty.
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Hellbenders Red Band Trailer starring Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown

Catch the red band trailer for J.T. Petty's Hellbenders distributed by Lionsgate. The comedic horror thriller stars Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden and Dan Fogler. Hellbenders is based on Petty's novel, and he also directs from a script he wrote. Admirable. I wish him well with it. Watch the trailer below the synopsis. There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation – so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints – or Hellbenders – was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment. When an
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J.T. Petty’s ‘Hellbenders’ Unleashed In Restricted Trailer

Acclaimed cult horror writer and director J.T. Petty’s latest genre effort sees the impressive duo of Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim) and Clancy Brown (Highlander) lead a group of ‘unusual’ parish priests for crazy 3D supernatural comedy Hellbenders. The Burrowers and Soft For Digging filmmaker gives the familiar exorcism-themed horrors a unique spin as we follow the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints (aka Brooklyn Parish). The highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God chosen to battle the demonic forces deemed too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.

Dan Fogler, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon and Larry Fessenden co-star in the film hitting limited cinemas and VOD services in the Us on the 18th October. No details as you on a UK release but we do have the brand new and hilarious red-band trailer!

Source: Lionsgate

The post J.T. Petty’s ‘Hellbenders
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Terrific New Trailers For Horrors ‘Hellbenders’ & ‘The Between’

We finally have a trailer for cult writer/director Jt Petty’s (The Burrowers, Soft For Digging) latest bizarre bout of the supernatural with 3D exorcism comedy, Hellbenders, The always brilliant Clifton Collins Jr. and Clancy Brown headline the crazy premise which has the following official simple synopsis:

Hellbenders, an R-rated 3D exorcism comedy, follows the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God, as they battle demonic forces too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.

There are currently no release details available but we’ll keep you posted. Dan Fogler, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon and Larry Fessenden co-star.

Next, we have The Hunger GamesIsabelle Fuhrman and Super 8′s Joel Courtney leading eerie, otherworldly thriller The Between (previously known as The Healer), which is directed by Giorgio Serafini. Veterans James LeGros and Peter Bogdanovich
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100 + Greatest Horror Movies (Pt.1)

Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here to see every entry.

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150: Session 9

Directed by Brad Anderson

Written by Stephen Gevedon and Brad Anderson

2001, USA

If there was ever a perfect setting for a horror movie, it would be the abandoned Danvers State Mental Hospital. Built in 1878 on an isolated site in rural Massachusetts, it was a multi-acre, self-contained psychiatric hospital rumoured to have been the birthplace of the pre-frontal lobotomy. The hospital was the setting for the 2001 horror film Session 9, where an asbestos clean-up crew discover a series of nine tapes, which have recorded a patient with multiple personalities, all of which are innocent, except for number nine. With a shoestring budget and no real special effects, Session 9
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Fall Frights: Session 9 (Film Review)

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In the spirit of Halloween '09, we're breaking out reviews (some new, some old) of some Fall Frights you may want to work into your monthly viewing.

Originally Published 4/18/2001:

There are three pieces of news attending the release of Session 9:

The Location: Director Brad Anderson, who scripted with Steve Gevedon (who also appears in an acting role) was inspired to make Session 9 by the real, abandoned Danvers State Mental Hospital, in which the action is set. Seeing the movie makes one wonder why no one has used the place before; not only is the overall building shaped like a bat (with long "wings" stretching out from the main structure), but it's chockablock with twisty corridors, dark, scary basements and a pretty scary history of patients abused with barbaric "treatments." Anderson and Gevedon have come up with a great starting premise: A group of men arrive at
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Session 9

Session 9
"Session 9" is a muddle, unable to decide whether it wants to be a psychological thriller or a horror film. Its main plot elements and characters never coalesce in any coherent way so that one can reliably state the true intentions of filmmaker Brad Anderson. But a guess is that he is after a low-rent version of "The Shining", where an evil building drives people to commit evil deeds.

But nothing is going to drive audiences to see a tale of terror with so few shocks and such pedestrian writing. USA Films should realize a quick theatrical payoff before "Session 9" turns into a more viable video offering.

"Session 9" can boast of one unique twist to the thriller genre: This must be the first such film whose protagonists are asbestos removers. But didn't anyone stop to think that watching a bunch of guys removing asbestos is not a suspense builder, except perhaps for a workers' compensation in-surer?

Scottish immigrant Gordon (Peter Mullan), who owns and operates a Massachusetts as-bestos removal company, makes a low-ball bid on the tricky job of cleaning up the derelict Danvers State Mental Hospital, an abandoned 120-year-old facility. With a new baby and a failing business, Gordon is so desperate to land the gig that he promises the town engineer he'll do the job in a week -- about half the time he truly needs.

Under these circumstances, he does something very strange: He hires a crew almost guaranteed not to get the job done in time.

Why would he hire Phil (David Caruso) and Hank (Josh Lucas), bitter antagonists since Hank stole Phil's girlfriend? Or law school dropout Mike (Stephen Gevedon), who spends much of his time listening to tapes of psychiatric sessions he discovers in a derelict office? Or his untrained nephew, Jeff (Brendan Sexton III), who along with his inexperience suffers from fear of the dark?

As work progresses, things go all too predictably wrong: Gordon gets increasingly stressed over the disintegrating marriage and business. Phil and Hank continually exchange derogatory comments before Hank mysteriously disappears. Mike grows obsessed over a series of tapes involving one Mary Hobbes, a multiple personality whose treatments culminated in a ninth revelatory recorded session (thus, the movie's title). And, of course, Jeff gets caught in the lower bowels of the building during a blackout.

Anderson, who co-wrote the script (with Gevedon) and edits as well, struggles to make the imposing Danvers complex with its crumbling interiors and impervious brick-and-mortar exterior into a major character. But the building simply sits there, a monument to outdated medical practices without ever acquiring the evil demeanor everyone attributes to it.

So Anderson must fall back on cliched musical flourishes by the band Climax Golden Twins to cue viewers to suspense they might otherwise not notice. Uta Briesewitz's hand-held camerawork is somewhat more effective at establishing a claustrophobic atmosphere. But the film never creates any true suspense, and the bloody climax feels forced and phony.

The film does serve as a showcase for Sony's 24P high-definition video camera, which represents a considerable advance in bringing the warmth of film to videography.

SESSION 9

USA Films

Scout Prods.

Producers: David Collins, Dorothy Aufiero, Michael Williams

Director-editor: Brad Anderson

Screenwriters: Brad Anderson, Stephen Gevedon

Executive producer: John Sloss

Director of photography: Uta Briesewitz

Production designer: Sophie Carlhian

Music: Climax Golden Twins

Costume designer: Aimee E. McCue

Color/stereo

Cast:

Phil: David Caruso

Gordon: Peter Mullan

Mike: Stephen Gevedon

Hank: Josh Lucas

Jeff: Brendan Sexton III

Bill: Paul Guilfoyle

Running time -- 100 minutes

MPAA rating: R
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