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The Real-Life Filming Locations For Orange Is the New Black

20 June 2017 5:02 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

By now, you probably know that Orange Is the New Black takes place at a fictional prison called Litchfield Penitentiary. According to the series, Litchfield - which, by the way, is a a real town that doesn't actually have a prison - is nestled somewhere in upstate New York. What you might not know, though, is that it takes a few different real-life locations to cobble together what we see on screen. Wondering what some of the most recognizable locations are in real life? We did a little digging to give you some answers. RelatedOrange Is the New Black: Here's What You Should Know About Season 6 1. Queens, NYC The most important thing to remember is that this is a TV show. That's why it should come as no surprise that most of Oitnb's interior scenes are filmed on a sound stage. The sets are located at Kaufman Astoria Studios. »

- Ryan Roschke

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Crypt of Curiosities: Satanism in Italian Cinema

26 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s telling that the first feature-length film to come out of Italy was Dante’s Inferno (1911). Because of course, what else would it be? A silent, 68-minute adaptation of the classic poem that, quite memorably, features Satan munching on the souls of the damned. I suppose you could consider this film a tone-setter for the sort of genre films that would come out in Italy over the next hundred-plus years. The film is violent, demonic, and packed with full-frontal nudity. But most importantly, it was all about Hell.

Now, I know it should go without saying, but Italy is pretty big on that whole Catholicism deal. According to a survey conducted in 2005–2006, 87.8% of Italian citizens considered themselves to be Catholic. It should be no surprise, then, that while religious horror is prevalent in the United States, nobody can quite deliver a satanic panic like the Italians. And in the »

- Perry Ruhland

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Blu-ray Review – Phenomena: Limited Edition (1985)

8 May 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Phenomena, 1985.

Directed by Dario Argento.

Starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Patrick Bauchau, Fiore Argento, Federica Mastroianni, and Michele Soavi.


A teenage girl with telepathic abilities moves to a Swiss boarding school and uses her gift to communicate with insects in order to solve a spate of murders.

If something is worth doing then it is worth doing more than once, and so Italian horror maestro Dario Argento begins another movie with a young woman arriving at an exclusive school in a foreign country just as strange events begin to occur. 1977 saw this approach set up Argento’s spooky masterpiece Suspiria and he used it again in 1985 for Phenomena (a.k.a. Creepers in the Us) as actor’s daughter Jennifer (Jennifer ConnellyLabyrinth) arrives at a very expensive Swiss boarding school during a troubled time for the locals as a killer is on the loose. However, the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Special Features & Cover Art for Scorpion Releasing’s The Sect Blu-ray

9 March 2017 1:35 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Also known as The Devil's Daughter, the 1991 horror film The Sect (helmed by Cemetery Man director Michele Soavi) is coming to Blu-ray this spring, and Scorpion Releasing has now revealed the official cover art and special features for the release.

According to, The Sect Blu-ray is expected to be released in May, and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are divulged. In the meantime, check out the official bonus features and cover art below.

From Scorpion Releasing: "Here is our custom cover art for Michele Soavi's The Sect. done by artist Wes Benscoter.

The special features on the disc will be: New 2k scan with extensive color correction. English and Italian track with english subtitles New exclusive interview with the maestro himself, Dario Argento Interviews with Michele Soavi, screenwriter Gianni Romoli, actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice, composer Pino Donaggio, set designer Massimo Antonello Geleng, »

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