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Contest: Win The Survivalist on Blu-ray / DVD

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Surviving the elements and disease is hard enough in the post-apocalypse, but it can be even more difficult to survive among other healthy (but not necessarily happy) humans, as evidenced in The Survivalist, an IFC Midnight movie that was recently released on a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack from Scream Factory. To celebrate the film's new home media release, 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 The

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 Survivalist Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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Horror Highlights: Creepy Co.’s Garbage Pail Kids Collectibles, The Survivalist Blu-ray / DVD, The Crucifixion, Cold Moon, Five Wild Animals

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Topps and Creepy Co. have teamed up to bring us Garbage Pail Kids puffy stickers, enamel pins, and pin-back buttons! The 'member berries sure do taste sweet! Also in today's Highlights: Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Survivalist, a look at the trailers for The Crucifixion and Cold Moon, and Five Wild Animals teaser posters.

Garbage Pail Kids Collectibles Revealed: From Creepy Co.: “Topps® and Creepy Co.® partner to bring you collectible items that celebrate the sensational history of the premiere gross-out franchise that is Garbage Pail Kids.™

The inaugural release features 5 enamel pins, a 6-pack of pinback buttons, and a reproduction sticker sheet straight out of 1986!

Check back on Thursday night for the full release and look for even More items as this collection expands over the months ahead.”

To learn more, keep an eye on Creepy Co.'s official website.

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The Survivalist Blu-ray
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New Shot From Hunting Gone Wrong Thriller ‘Calibre’

New Shot From Hunting Gone Wrong Thriller ‘Calibre’
Out of Venice comes a new look at Calibre, Matt Palmer’s UK thriller starring Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, and Tony Curran. “Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip. Nothing could prepare them for what follows.” Above is the image from the Wellington Films production, with sales new coming […]
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Official Trailer for Prison Escape Thriller 'Maze' Set in Northern Ireland

"It was supposed to be the most secure prison in Europe. It wasn't supposed to have a flaw." Lionsgate UK has debuted the first official trailer for an action thriller titled Maze, telling the true story of how 38 Ira prisoners escaped from Hmp Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland in 1983. The full cast includes Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Martin McCann, Barry Ward, Eileen Walsh, and Aaron Monaghan. This premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, and will be released in UK cinemas in September, but there's still no Us release date yet. I don't know much about the history of this story, but I am intrigued to find out how they escaped. The main guy kind of reminds me of Ralph Fiennes. This is worth a look, might be good. Here's the first official trailer for Stephen Burke's Maze, direct from YouTube (via Tmb): Based on the true story
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Creative England appoints head of film

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Exclusive: Paul Ashton to lead film department at UK creative industries outfit.

Creative England has appointed Paul Ashton to the role of head of film.

Ashton, who has recently served as acting head of film following the departure of Brek Taylor in January, becomes the outfit’s third head of film in the last 12 months.

Ashton’s executive producer credits at Creative England include Rachel Tunnard’s Bifa-winning feature debut Adult Life Skills, Justin Edgar’s upcoming feature The Marker and upcoming Jack Lowden-Martin McCann thriller Calibre.

Since joining the agency in 2013, he has also worked on a host of successful shorts such as Emotional Fusebox, Real Gods Require Blood and Ernestine And Kit.

Prior to joining Creative England, he was a development producer at the BBC where he worked on Riz Ahmed drama Shifty and shorts including Wish 143 and Turning.

Ashton told Screen: “I’ve been working for nearly four years as part
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New to Streaming: ‘Logan,’ ‘Good Morning,’ ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ ‘The Survivalist,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Before I Fall (Ry Russo-Young)

Harold Ramis certainly didn’t invent it, but his Groundhog Day made the narrative loop device a mainstream mainstay, lovingly aped in everything from Source Code to Edge of Tomorrow to 50 First Dates. In Before I Fall, the loop treatment is utilized rather intelligently by director Ry Russo-Young, from Maria Maggenti screenplay adapted from Lauren Oliver‘s novel. – Dan M. (full review)

Where to Stream: Amazon,
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Will Alien: Covenant Revive The Ailing Franchise Or Do More Damage? -- The Weekend Warrior

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, and to paraphrase those renowned seventies scholars the Brady Bunch, “When it’s time to change then it’s time to change.”

While I’ve tried my hardest to slowly sneak those changes in, it’s gotten to the point where we’ll need to do something more drastic if the few of you reading the Weekend Warrior on a weekly basis actually want it to remain coming to you on a weekly basis. Because of that, we’re going to try something different by not throwing in as much independent limited releases for those checking the column out, and making the column a little more focused at least for the time being. (I’m probably going to move reviews for my Top Picks over to my blog, which is easy enough to
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'Maze', 'M.F.A.' among Visit Films slate for Cannes

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'Maze', 'M.F.A.' among Visit Films slate for Cannes
Excusive: Ira prison break drama to get private screening on Croisette.

Visit Films heads to Cannes with a sales slate that includes Ira thriller Maze, SXSW selections M.F.A. and Flesh And Blood, and Us coming-of-age drama Cold November.

Ryan Kampe will also be talking up recent Sundance and Rotterdam selections Family Life and Columbus, and Sundance and Berlinale selection Dayveon.

Kampe has scheduled a private buyers’ screening for Maze starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, and Martin McCann. Lionsgate will distributes in the UK and a number of territories are pre-sold.

The thriller chronicles the mass break-out in 1983 of 38 prisoners from the Maze high security prison.

The film focuses on Larry Marley, the chief architect of the escape, who strikes up a complex friendship with Gordon, a prison warden.

Stephen Burke directs and Jane Doolan of Mammoth Films and Brendan J. Byrne of Cyprus Avenue Films serve as producers. The Irish Film Board, Film Väst, Rte
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'Pilgrimage', 'Maze' and 'Song Of Granite' heading to Galway Film Fleadh

'Pilgrimage', 'Maze' and 'Song Of Granite' heading to Galway Film Fleadh
Exclusive: The first batch of titles to appear at the Irish festival have been announced.

Pilgrimage, which stars Tom Holland and Richard Armitage [pictured], prison drama Maze and Joe Heaney biopic Song Of Granite will all bow at the Galway Film Fleadh (11-16 July).

Maze, which recounts the true story of a mass escape from Northern Ireland’s Maze prison in 1983 - will receive its world premiere at the event.

The film, set during The Troubles and told through the eyes of two very different characters across the political divide, is one of several new Irish titles which will screen at Galway.

Director Stephen Burke’s feature centres on the relationship between a prison officer and one of the chief architects of the escape, which saw 38 Ira prisoners break out in what was the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II. It stars Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Martin McCann and Barry Ward.

Brendan Muldowney’s new feature
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Character Actions Speak Louder than Words in The Survivalist: A Film Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by IFC Films. Director/writer: Stephen Fingleton. Cast: Mia Goth, Martin McCann and Andrew Simpson. The Survivalist is an indie film from Northern Irish director Stephen Fingleton. This title has been completed since 2015 and it has appeared at a number of film festivals, in the interim. In the future, oil is scarce and the population is dwindling as people turn on each other. Alone, one man has survived the post-collapse world by laying low and farming. This strategy for survival quietens the film considerably. Much of the film is told via body language, through the film's trio of characters. And, The Survivalist answers an important question, for this viewer, how would the Irish survive the looming apocalypse? The Survivalist is more than a worst-case scenario and film fans are encouraged to find out how. The protagonist never speaks his name.
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15 Films to See in May

When it comes to moving pictures this month, in terms of anticipation, there’s no films that match up to new work from Wachowskis and David Lynch on the small screen, but there’s still plenty of promising options to go around. From alien attacks to European adventures (both pleasant and harrowing), some of the year’s best documentaries, the final film from a late master, and more, there’s something for everyone.

Matinees to See: Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (5/5), Last Men in Aleppo (5/5), Chuck (5/5), A Woman’s Life (5/5), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (5/5), Folk Hero & Funny Guy (5/12), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (5/12), Wakefield (5/19), The Commune (5/19), and The Here After (5/26)

15. War Machine (David Michôd; May 26)

Synopsis: An absurdist war story for our times.

Trailer

Why You Should See It: Brad Pitt has gone back to World War II a handful of times in the last decade or so,
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“Every Stranger is the Enemy” in New Trailer & Poster for The Survivalist

A lonely survivor faces threats of all kinds—including a potential alliance that might not be what it seems—in the new trailer and poster for The Survivalist, coming out this May from IFC Midnight.

"A time of starvation. The Survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest protecting his crop from intruders with his shotgun and improvised traps. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality.

Everything changes when a starving woman called Kathryn and her teenage daughter, Milja, discover the farm. Desperate for shelter, the mother offers up her daughter to spend the night with him in return for bed and board. Overcome with desire, Survivalist breaks his strict code of self-preservation and accepts them into his cabin. As the exchange becomes an uneasy ongoing arrangement, the women plot to get
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The Survivalist has a Few Uninvited Guests, Some in Sheep's Clothing: Release Details

Director Stephen Fingleton's The Survivalist is being distributed, via IFC Films. The film will see several theatres, while simultaneously showing through Video-on-demand; the launch begins in mid-May. In this Irish shot feature, one man has lived alone for seven years. Then, two women enter his farm, like the serpent in the garden. Soon, the survivalist's own life is in danger, when even more people enter the area. The film centrally stars: Martin McCann (Clash of the Titans), Mia Goth (The Tunnel) and Olwen Fouéré. The Us release details for The Survivalist are hosted here. The trailer reveals more of the story. The survivalist uses traps and camouflage, in an attempt to hide his farm. Kathryn (Fouéré) and Milja (Goth) discover it anyway and they come to agreement over trade. But, the survivalist puts his life on the line, when Milja is kidnapped. The material definitely has a post-apocalyptic vibe.
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U.S. Trailer for Post-Apocalyptic Thriller ‘The Survivalist’ Makes All Strangers an Enemy

After hitting the festival circuit and then arriving on U.K. VOD, the nerve-jangling debut feature from writer-director Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist, is finally getting U.S. distribution through IFC Midnight. With a strong visual aesthetic coated in grim and grit, The Survivalist follows a lone man in a post-apocalyptic landscape who’s been living in a cabin in the woods for seven years. When two women show up at his doorstep asking for a share of his crop, the man’s world is shaken.

It apparently lives up to the fine premise. As we said in our review from Lff, “Post-apocalyptic thrillers don’t come much leaner or meaner than Northern Irish director Stephen Fingleton’s gripping debut feature The Survivalist. The world’s population has polluted the earth to the point of extinction – a fact snappily brokered by an opening graph comparing increasing oil production to a rapid
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40 Films to See This Summer

The summer movie season is upon us, which means a seemingly endless pile-up of superheroes, reboots, and sequels will crowd the multiplexes. While a select few show some promise, we’ve set out to highlight a vast range of titles — 40 in total — that will arrive over the next four months, many of which we’ve already given our stamp of approval.

There’s bound to be more late-summer announcements in the coming months, and a number of titles will arrive on VOD day-and-date, so follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. In the meantime, see our top 40 picks for what to watch this summer below, in chronological order, and let us know what you’re looking forward to most in the comments.

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland; May 5)

While the recent 10 Cloverfield Lane and Room told stories of captivity with various hooks — science-fiction and the process of healing, respectively — Cate Shortland
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Visit Films scores deals on 'Columbus', 'Dayveon', 'Rat Film'

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Visit Films scores deals on 'Columbus', 'Dayveon', 'Rat Film'
Exclusive: Ryan Kampe and his team have closed multiple territories on a raft of recent festival picks.

Shanghai Jushi Films has acquired Chinese rights to Sundance and Rotterdam selection Columbus, Sundance and Berlinale selection Dayveon, SXSW and Rotterdam documentary Rat Film, Rotterdam and Toronto selection X500, and Tribeca award winner Kicks.

Kogonda’s comedy Columbus starring John Cho, Parker Posey, and Haley Lu Richardson, has also gone to Front Row for the Middle East, while FilmRise has picked up North American rights to Amman Abbasi’s Arkansas-set rites-of-passage drama Dayveon.

Binci / Lemon Tree Media has acquired Chinese rights to a slew of titles, including Sundance and Rotterdam selection Family Life directed by Alicia Scherson and Cristián Jiménez, and SXSW and Champs-Élysées award winner From Nowhere by Matthew Newton.

The distributor has also picked up two titles in post-production: Ira prison escape drama Maze starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, and Martin McCann, and thriller
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‘The Rezort’ DVD Review

Stars: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann, Jassa Ahulwalia, Claire Goose, Shane Zaza, Elen Rhys, Lawrence Walker | Written by Paul Gerstenberger | Directed by Steve Barker

Post-apocalyptic zombie movies are ten-a-penny these days, it often seem like we get a new one every month, thankfully The Rezort (also known as Generation Z) gives us a new spin on the familiar story… Following a near-apocalyptic zombie outbreak, humans are once again in control. If an occasional rogue zombie finds its way into everyday life, it is quickly disposed of by the authorities. In this day and age, people know how to handle “Zee’s”, so much so that it has become big business to hunt the undead.

The latest craze is the Zafari. Part blood sport, part therapeutic revenge following the losses suffered during the outbreak, the zombie safari is a chance to shoot and kill the un-dead out in the wild on an island resort.
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Watch a Zombie Shamble Out of the Shadows in Exclusive Clip from The Rezort

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In the aftermath of a brutal war between the living dead and the strictly living, a zombie safari offers a unique type of therapy and closure for traumatized survivors, but as our exclusive clip from the new horror film The ReZort shows, a new battle may just be beginning within the shores of the eerie island attraction.

Today, Content Media released The ReZort on digital platforms in the Us, and as a special treat for Daily Dead readers, they provided us with the exclusive clip below. (Fear The Walking Dead fans will especially want to keep an eye out for Dougray Scott as Archer.)

We also have the official press release with full details, and in case you missed it, check out this image gallery from The ReZort.

Press Release: Jurassic World” meets “The Walking Dead” in The Rezort, releasing on all major digital platforms in North America on January 17th 2017, courtesy of Content Media.
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Horror Highlights: Atomica, The Bye Bye Man Soundtrack, The Rezort, Hostage To The Devil

The theatrical and VOD / Digital HD release of Dagen Merrill's Atomica from Syfy Films is slated for mid-March, and casting as well as a synopsis for the film kicks off today's Horror Highlights. Also: info on The Bye Bye Man soundtrack from the Newton Brothers, images and release details for the zombie film The ReZort, and a trailer for Hostage to the Devil.

Atomica Release Details & Still: Press Release: "New York, NY -- January 11, 2017 -- Syfy Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated sci-fi thriller Atomica, in theaters on March 17, 2017, and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21, 2017. The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,
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The Rezort Review [Toronto After Dark 2016]

The Rezort feels like a Saturday Night SyFy Special with actual funding, which is a compliment in my book. As most good zombie flicks do, horror is used as a means for social commentary. Kills and gore chew through fleshy characters, but writer Paul Gerstenberger’s survival scenario speaks to human instincts through genre exploitation. You’ll get an open-world safari element that’s all about hunting preserved dead-heads, along with powerful quips meant to explore dealings with grief, guilt and post-war desensitization. It’s nothing Earth-shattering, but director Steve Barker’s zom-dram is vicious enough to support astute observations about zombies and humans being equally despicable creatures. Even with a cheesy “Z” title insertion.

In a post-outbreak world where almost 2 billion people were killed, containment is key. When citizens turned into zombies, a war broke out, but somehow man won. Now, with airtight regulations in place, zombies are a
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