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To Horror, with Love: Cinema’s Biggest Genre Fans – Mark Petrie in Salem’S Lot (1979) and Charley Brewster in Fright Night (1985)

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[Hello, readers! To celebrate Valentine's Day, the Daily Dead team thought it would be fun to do things a little differently this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema—people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check here for more of our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

As a kid, while I loved every possible monster out there, I was a total vampire nerd through and through. I’m not sure what it was that completely drew me in—perhaps it was their power, their bloodlust, their uninhibited nature, or even their immortality—but vampires were where it was at, as far as I was concerned during my childhood. Which brings me to my picks for my favorite horror fans in cinema: Mark Petrie from Tobe Hooper’s miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s ’Salem’s Lot, and Charley Brewster from the original Fright Night. To be honest, it was hard for me to choose between the characters, simply because they both meant so much to me growing up, so I felt like I needed to give each of them their due here.

Mark Petrie (Lance Kerwin) was my first encounter with a Monster Kid. While I
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Horror Highlights: Colony Sdcc 2016 Panel, AMC’s Geeking Out, Ghostbusters Snapchat Feature

San Diego Comic Con 2016 is almost here and the flood of cool news continues to pour in! Syfy and USA Network have announced the lineup of panels for their new and returning shows, including Colony, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead). Also: details on the Kevin Smith-hosted Geeking Out premiere episode and the Ghostbusters filters rollout on Snapchat.

USA Network's Colony Sdcc 2016 Panel Discussion Details: Press Release: "New York, NY (July 7, 2016) – Syfy and USA Network today unveiled their San Diego Comic-Con lineup, featuring an exciting series of panels and screenings with both returning and soon-to-premiere series. Stars and creatives from Syfy’s The Magicians and The Expanse and USA’s Mr. Robot and Colony and will appear at panels, while upcoming fall series Incorporated (Syfy) and Falling Water (USA) will feature exclusive pilot screenings for both shows.

Fans unable to attend Comic-Con in person
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Stephen King Week: Heather Looks Back at Salem’S Lot

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You’ll enjoy Mr. Barlow. And he’ll enjoy you.

Based on the Stephen King novel, Salem’s Lot is a three-hour-long miniseries that originally aired back in 1979, with director Tobe Hooper’s slow burn storytelling approach immersing viewers intricately into the world of a sleepy little town in Maine by paying attention to the atmosphere and tension King so cleverly established in his original story. From the guy who gave us The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem’s Lot proved Hooper was an assured filmmaker who could still deliver shocking and jarring horror while using a more subtle directorial methodology.

At the start of Salem’s Lot, we meet writer Ben Mears (David Soul), who is returning home to the small town to write his second novel (in reality, it was also King's sophomore novel) based on the infamous Marsten House that he grew up fearing as a kid.
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Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel: Vampires!

"Is this your wife? What a lovely throat." -Graf Orlock, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) Vampires, oh how they've changed through the years. Unfortunately, it seems that somewhere along the line the vamps lost their…their Grrr!

And I'm not just talking about the Twilight vampires; although they are certainly guilty, they are just the newest non-threatening vampires. With the big finale of the Twilight saga on the horizon, we'll certainly be getting our fill of the Cullens, the Volturi and their ilk. We need to get back to the understanding of this fact…vampires eat people.

However, with the R-rated Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (review) hitting theatres, there is hope. It's time to turn the scalpel toward some impressive vamps in the past so we give a Doctor Gash Tip of the Scalpel to Vampires That Were Actually Scary.

Now, before the waves of disagreeing comments come crashing upon my shores,
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Looking back at Red Dawn

"Wolverines!" Ryan takes a look back at director John Milius' Cold War action epic, Red Dawn...

John Milius’ films have long been about rugged men surviving against the odds, usually with a gun in their hands, and full of fabulous, terse dialogue. Remember Quint’s monologue about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in Jaws? That was his, in part. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” from Apocalypse Now? Milius wrote that line in an early draft. “Do I feel lucky” from Dirty Harry? Milius’ uncredited words.

Milius followed up his directorial debut Conan The Barbarian with Red Dawn, probably the jewel in his career so far; it’s full of fabulously ripe dialogue, hundreds of guns and many more deaths. It’s simultaneously very funny and extraordinary bleak.

In an alternate version of the 1980s, a politically isolated United States stands alone against communism. Along
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New "Red Dawn" Remake Location Pictures!

Back in August, we told you about the upcoming "Red Dawn" remake. Well, it's being shot right now in Pontiac, Michigan, and you can check new production pictures, as well as a daily production blog.

Check out more photos right here, and check the site right here.

Here's more info about the "Red Dawn" remake:

Remember the 1984 film "Red Dawn" starring Patrick Swayze? The film tells the story of mid-western American teenagers who band together to defend their town, and eventually their country, from invading Soviet troops.

It is the dawn of World War III.

Well, the dawn of the remake is upon us. Right now, actors Chris Hemsworth (Captain Kirk's daddy in "Star Trek" and the-man-who-would-be-Thor), Josh Peck ("Drillbit Taylor," "The Wackness"), and Adrianne Palicki ("Supernatural") are set to star.

Joining them are Josh Hutcherson ("Journey to the Center of the Earth," "Bridge to Terabithia"), Isabel Lucas ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
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Red Dawn Remake Adds Four More To Its Cast

Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that MGM’s remake of Red Dawn has just added four more actors to its cast: Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Isabel Lucas (Transformers 2), Edwin Hodge (Mental) and Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds). The four additions join the already announced Chris Hemsworth (who’s also playing the titular hero in Marvel’s Thor), Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki.

The original 1984 version of Red Dawn was about a bunch of Colorado High School students who team up under the banner of the school football team, The Wolverines, to fight back against Soviet and Cuban troops who invade their school. Directed by John Milius, the film starred Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Brad Savage, Darren Dalton, and Jennifer Grey.

Here’s a quick look at the roles each new cast member will be playing:

Hutcherson will play Robert Morris
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First Look: Meet the New Red Dawn Wolverines

Four more Wolverines are set to join MGM/UA's remake of the 1984 Soviet invasion thriller Red Dawn (scroll below for pics). Per The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Edwin Hodge will join previously announced Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki in forming a youthful resistance dubbed the Wolverines against foreign invaders. Though the original featured strictly Russian opponents, the remake will add Chinese soldiers to the mix. The only Wolverine not mentioned in any casting announcements is Arturo "Aardvark" Mondracon played by actor Doug Toby. You can see him below in the second picture, first row on the left. His role was relatively minor compared to the other Wolverines which means either his character did not make it into the new script or the role has yet to be cast. Director Dan Bradley is expected to whisk the new Wolverines off for military training at
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'Red Dawn' Remake Adds Four More

Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Edwin Hodge have all joined the cast of MGM's remake Red Dawn as the four join the already cast Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki. The film is a remake of the 1984 actioner about a group of teenagers who form an insurgency referred to as the Wolverines when their town is invaded -- this time by Chinese and Russian soldiers. The remake is expected to follow a similar plot thread telling the story of a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers. Entertainment Weekly offers the following breakdown of the new cast: Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth) is Robert Morris, the Wolverines' tech geek, responsible for operating all the communications devices. Surprisingly, he transforms into a warrior along the way too. The role was originated by C. Thomas Howell.
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Four Actors Enlist for "Red Dawn" Remake!

Remember the 1984 film "Red Dawn" starring Patrick Swayze? The film tells the story of mid-western American teenagers who band together to defend their town, and eventually their country, from invading Soviet troops.

It is the dawn of World War III.

Well, the dawn of the remake is upon us. Right now, actors Chris Hemsworth (Captain Kirk's daddy in "Star Trek" and the-man-who-would-be-Thor), Josh Peck ("Drillbit Taylor," "The Wackness"), and Adrianne Palicki ("Supernatural") are set to star.

Joining them are Josh Hutcherson ("Journey to the Center of the Earth," "Bridge to Terabithia"), Isabel Lucas ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"), Connor Cruise (the 14-year-old son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, and he played the young Will Smith in "Seven Pounds"), and Edwin Hodge ("Heroes," "Bones").

The plot remains the same except this time, Chinese soldiers join the Russians in invading midwest America!

Hemsworth will channel Swayze as Jed, Peck will
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[DVD Review] Return to Witch Mountain

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I'm a bit confused by Return from Witch Mountain. In the original, there's a pretty solid theme of self-discovery (which is admittedly thrown away by the ending, but it's there). Further still, Escape to Witch Mountain set up the perfect premise for a sequel in the final five minutes. When Tia and Tony's Uncle Bene (Denver Pyle) says there are many more alien children out there waiting to find their way back to their kind, Disney essentially established a goldmine for countless sequels of the twins helping other children like themselves get home. As soon as I heard the uncle say that line I thought to myself ‘wow, that's actually a pretty smart sequel premise - well played Disney.' Now you listen here, Return to Witch Mountain will have none of that spoon-fed sequel crap - oh no - instead they
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