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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.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Session 9.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. »
- Derek Anderson
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. »
- Tamika Jones
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, »
- Tamika Jones
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, »
- Derek Anderson
Has New York City’s toxic attitude finally jaded me beyond reason? I think I’m a happy person. Generally. I laugh, smile, and feel emotions, but if so, then why do I find Oliver Thompson’s Welcome To Happiness so cheerfully off-putting? It’s pretentiously good-natured, and plays like an almost two-hour music video for The Polyphonic Spree (You know, “Follow the day, and reach for the stars!” YouTube “Light & Day.”). I’d imagine this is the feeling you’d get after being force-fed an ice cream sundae by a rainbow-pooping unicorn. Thompson’s message of purity couldn’t be clearer, but I just can’t trust a person who smiles no matter what – same applies for my movies, apparently.
Kyle Gallner stars as Woody, an apartment tenant in charge of monitoring the tiny doorway that exists in his closet. At random times, people will knock on Woody’s actual door, »
- Matt Donato
When you think of short stories like W.W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw” or Richard Matheson’s “Button, Button” (adapted to the small screen for The Twilight Zone and big for Richard Kelly’s underrated The Box), dark images of death are conjured. The consequences of earning personal reward come at great cost to those you may or may not know. They concern selfish acts that will incite chaos and a purveyor of their too-good-to-be-true opportunities who relishes in watching the destructive path cut by fate’s unyielding need to balance the scales explode. But what if this story was flipped? What if instead of supernatural dread at the hands of a grotesque figure seeking moral bankruptcy, the chance to alter destiny came from a sweet elderly couple with God-like omniscience?
- Jared Mobarak
Welcome To Happiness Minutehand Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Oliver Thompson Written by: Oliver Thompson Cast: Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby, Nick Offerman, Keegan-Michael Key, Brendan Sexton III, Josh Brener, Molly C. Quinn, Paget Brewster, Frances Conroy, Bess Rous, A.J. Trauth, Robert Pike Daniels Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 5/9/16 Opens: May 20, 2016 I’d like a dollar for everyone in the country who believes that happiness is life’s principal desideratum. While people may have different ideas about what happiness means, Wikipedia says that it is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The question [ Read More ]
The post Welcome to Happiness Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
I would’ve thought a movie featuring a pretty impressive ensemble of actors including Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby, Nick Offerman, Molly C. Quinn, Brendan Sexton III, Josh Brener, Keegan-Michael Key, Paget Brewster and Frances Conroy might’ve had a little more buzz, and while “Welcome To Happiness” did do an extensive festival circuit run, there hasn’t been much talk about the indie dramedy. But that cast […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
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 »
- Derek Anderson
The film also stars Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), Keegan-Michael Key, Molly C. Quinn (“Castle”), Olivia Thirlby, Josh Brener, Brendan Sexton III, Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) and Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”).
Gallner plays a children’s author, who rents a strange apartment where there’s a magical door in the closet that allows those who go through it to erase mistakes from their past. While he was once happy to facilitate the passage of the random strangers summoned to his apartment, he soon begins to question why he himself is not allowed to go through.
Offerman plays the landlord and father figure to Gallner’s character.
The film won the outstanding achievement in filmmaking award at the Newport Beach Film Festival; the excellence in producing and producers choice awards at the »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Screen Media has acquired U.S. rights to the Nick Basile-directed Dark, and plans to release the psychological thriller executive produced by Joe Dante later this year. Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Eklund and Brendan Sexton III star in the pic, which chronicles one night in the life of a disturbed young woman when she finds herself trapped alone in a loft during the 2003 New York City blackout. Elias wrote the screenplay. Basile, Elias, Kathryn… »
11 items from 2016
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