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‘Asylum of Darkness’ Review

Stars: Nick Baldasare, Richard Hatch, Amanda Howell, Frank Jones Jr., Tiffany Shepis, Scott Summitt, Tim Thomerson | Written and Directed by Jay Woelfel

After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans an escape to freedom, but finds an even more disturbing, supernatural world on the outside, one that threatens to keep him trapped in madness forever.

Asylum of Darkness creates a surreal reality which creates more questions than answers. Playing out like an extended version of the Twilight Zone, as if it had been directed by David Lynch, so it’s almost impossible to predict the outcome.

Dwight (Nick Baldasare) is currently detained in a mental institution due to him suffering from visions. This has him constantly questioning what is real, including monsters and his doctor, who looks like a rotting corpse. Certain he will find his sanity on the outside, he manages to escape, but once outside things really start to get weird.
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Horror Highlights: Asylum Of Darkness, Hounds Of Love, Ghost Brothers, Red Christmas, Mondocon 2017, Chupacabra Territory

In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details for Asylum of Darkness and Chupacabra Territory, a new poster for Hounds of Love, details on Ghost Brothers moving to Destination America, acquisition info on Red Christmas, and details on MondoCon 2017.

Asylum of Darkness: "'Wild Eye Releasing unlocks the doors to award-winning filmmaker Jay Woelfel's supernatural horror feature Asylum of Darkness this April.

Woelfel’s stirring cocktail of supernatural suspense and goosebump-inducing horror features a superlative cast of sci-fi and horror icons including Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), in one his final film appearances.

Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Near Dark, Nemesis) and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Tromeo and Juliet, Tales of Halloween) also star in the movie, a striking, spine-tingling horror jaunt, shot in 35mm, that resembles the works of genre icons Lynch and Cronenberg.

After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while
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Richard Hatch enters the Asylum of Darkness, watch the trailer here

Wild Eye Releasing has announced that the supernatural horror Asylum of Darkness – starring the late Richard Hatch alongside Tim Thomerson, Tiffany Shepis, Nick Baldasara, Amanda Howell and Frank Jones Jr. – is set for release next week. Take a look at the poster, trailer and synopsis here…

After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while fighting off supernatural forces in both the real world, and some that may only live inside his head. But once on the outside, he learns that the life awaiting him is more twisted and dangerous than anything he could conjur in his head, one that is luring him back to the asylum forever.

Asylum of Darkness is in theaters and on VOD in the States from April 11th, and is directed by Jay Woelfel (Season of Darkness, Trancers 6).
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See Richard Hatch in One of His Final Performances (Exclusive)

See Richard Hatch in One of His Final Performances (Exclusive)
One of Richard Hatch's final onscreen performances will be unveiled later this month, Heat Vision has learned.

Asylum of Darkness, about a man who plots his escape from a mental asylum while fighting off supernatural forces, will premiere on VOD April 11 from Wild Eye Releasing. In an exclusive clip from the film, Hatch's character, Dr. Shaker, shows off his scarier side.

Asylum of Darkness is written and directed by Jay Woelfel and also stars Tim Thomerson, Tiffany Shepis, Nick Baldasare, Amanda Howell and Frank Jones Jr.

Hatch, the Golden Globe-nominated star of Battlestar Galactica, died February after a private battle with cancer. Hatch...
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Contest: Win Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-syn on Blu-ray

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On September 13th, Scream Factory sets their sights on the starry depths of space with their Blu-ray release of Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn.

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 18th. 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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Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Blu-ray: "Experience the future in 3-D!

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn is the science fiction battle of the ages with giant Cyclopians and an intergalactic magician
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Watch: Blu-ray Clips & Trailer from Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-syn

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Before Charles Band's Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Blu-ray hits shelves, check out the two high-def clips and an official trailer released by Scream Factory.

Bonus features for the Blu-ray include a high definition transfer in 2-D and 3-D as well as interviews with the cast and crew:

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Blu-ray: "Experience the future in 3-D!

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn is the science fiction battle of the ages with giant Cyclopians and an intergalactic magician in this futuristic adventure set on the desert planet of Lemuria. A miner and his daughter Dhyana (Kelly Preston, Death Sentence, Christine) fall prey to the evil dictator Jared-Syn's reign of terror. Dogen (Jeffrey Byron, The Dungeonmaster) the brave peacekeeping ranger, must save Dhyana and the rest of her planet from the brutality of Jared-Syn (Mike Preston, The Road Warrior), his son, Baal (R. David Smith, T-Force), and the hideous Cyclopian warlord,
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Horror Highlights: Watch the Short Film The Hopping Dead, Metalstorm Blu-ray, Prometheus: Life And Death #3

Created as part of Justin Lin’s Yomfyom contest, Jimmy Lui’s (of Black Mast Studios) The Hopping Dead aims to terrify its audience to the bone. Read on for more details and to watch the short film in its entirety. Also in today’s Highlights: Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Blu-ray release details as well as preview pages and cover artwork for Prometheus: Life and Death #3.

Watch Jimmy Lui’s Short Film The Hopping Dead: “The film was shot for Justin Lin’s Yomfyom filmmakers competition. It’s an homage to cult John Carpenter films like “Big Trouble in Little China and “They Live.” There’s also a nod to the classic old martial arts films featuring Sammo Hung. Lin’s competition had 2 rules. The film had to be less than 3 minutes running time and we could only use 4 lines of pre-selected dialogue — other than that there were no stipulations.
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Horror Highlights: Power Rangers Pop! Vinyls, Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-syn Blu-ray, Wynonna Earp

Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers movie won’t hit theaters until March of 2017, but Funko’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (the original team) Pop! vinyl figures hit shelves and potentially your hands this August! Also: details on Scream Factory’s upcoming Blu-ray release of Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, plus two photos and a clip from this Friday’s episode of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp series.

Funko’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pop! Vinyl Figures Photos and Release Details: From Funko: “Go Go Power Rangers!

The original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers are ready for battle!

Between the Green Ranger’s martial arts skills, Black Ranger’s strength, Yellow Ranger’s quick wit, and Blue Ranger’s intelligence, there’s nothing they can’t overcome!

Complete your Pop! Power Rangers collection this August!”

To view the entire Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pop! vinyl figures collection, including the previously released Red Ranger,
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Retro Slave: Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn Hits 3D Blu-ray

Hey, retro junkies! Shout! Factory have announced a nifty 3D Blu-ray release of the 1983 sci-fi romp, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn. It also comes with a regular Blu-ray.

This otherworldly action film was directed by Empire Pictures founder Charles Band (Parasite, Trancers) and also features his Trancers star Tim Thomerson (Near Dark).

Synopsis:

It's the science fiction battle of the ages with giant Cyclopes and intergalactic magician in this futuristic adventure set on the desert planet of Lemuria. A mi [Continued ...]
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Happy 86th Birthday Clint Eastwood! Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Happy Birthday to one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite stars. Clint Eastwood was born on this day in 1930, making him 86 years old. The actor and two-time Oscar winning director hasn’t let his age slow him down a bit. Sully, his new movie as a director, opens in September.

We posted a list in 2011 of his ten best directorial efforts Here

Clint Eastwood has appeared in 68 films in his six (!) decades as an actor, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:

Honorable Mention: Honkytonk Man

By the 1980s, Clint Eastwood was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. With his own production company, directorial skills, and economic clout, Eastwood was able to make smaller, more personal films. A perfect example is the underrated Honkytonk Man, which also happens to be one of Eastwood’s finest performances.
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John Goodman on his awkward Kristen Wiig encounter: 'I'll never speak to her again'

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John Goodman on his awkward Kristen Wiig encounter: 'I'll never speak to her again'
John Goodman was the big guest on today's Howard Stern Show, and the sleepy-voiced Roseanne icon was endearing, forthright and funny throughout. During the sit-down he opened up about his struggles with alcoholism, related feeling like an outsider on the Hollywood scene and, hilariously, forgot not only the name of his 10 Cloverfield Lane co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead but the title of the 1999 film he made with Martin Scorsese. Also: why he feels he let SNL down during his last guest-hosting appearance. Here are all the highlights from the chat. His attempt at conversation with Kristen Wiig at a social gathering didn't go well. "She was talking to somebody else, and I was just -- I think she's so great, and the social barriers broke down and I interrupted the conversation. And I would just hate for somebody to do that to me. And she goes, 'yeah, I'll talk to you in a minute.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Fade To Black

I’ve always been obsessed with watching movies. From seeing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at the age of four at a Saturday matinee revival to today, the flickering shadow shows have filled my life. Consumed, I’m sure some would say. However, discerning fact from fiction has never been an issue, unlike Eric Binford, the hapless ‘hero’ of the eerie (and funny) Fade to Black (1980) – now here’s a kid with issues.

Written and directed by Vernon Zimmerman (The Unholy Rollers), Fade to Black was distributed by American Cinema Releasing on October 14th, 1980. The film bypassed audiences for the most part, but critics were generally pleased with the offbeat tone that it brought to the genre. If you love movies about movies, especially with a horror bent, Fade to Black is the film for you.

Eric Binford (Dennis ChristopherBreaking Away) lives with his haranguing aunt, and spends his days
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Editorial: Where 2014 Took Us and Where 2015 Will lead Us

2014 was a year full of interesting times. A mixed bag with so many varying degrees. With it finally being over, and 2015 starting off with a New Year’s bang for me (more on that soon), I felt the need to write this editorial piece on how 2014 led to what will, in my opinion, be one of the best years in the entire history of Icons of Fright. So, if you have a few minutes to spare, and feel like reading some thoughts straight from the mind of yours truly, thank you, because I’ve got a bit to say.

Following a brief break from Icons of Fright starting in September of 2013, 2014 began with me leading another site (the now defunct Martyrcycle), and attempting to step back from the horror genre a bit, all while doing my best to deal with personal issues that for one reason or another, interfered with
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‘Trancers’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art Lafleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Biff Manard, Miguel Fernandes | Written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Directed by Charles Band

It is fair to say that Charles Band makes some interesting movies, most of them B-movies with a cult charm. As fans we love them for this very fact, whether it’s the brave move to just go for the fun instead of high quality drama, or sometimes and often more rarely actually being a surprisingly good movie. 88 Films are releasing one of these on Blu-ray in the form of Trancers, a movie that borrows a lot from Bladerunner but adds a time travelling concept that for its time was quite smart.

Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) was a Trancer hunter, until the day he decided to walk away from the job. When Whistler (Michael Stefani) travels back in time though
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“D-Day Of The B-Movies” Event Returns To Burbank’s Dark Delicacies; Impressive List of Attendees

Delirium Magazine #4

The last time Charles Band and co. brought their “D-Day of the B-Movies” signing to Burbank’s Dark Delicacies, fans showing up to snag a signed copy of the then newly released third issue of Delirium Magazine (a joint collaboration between band and Fangoria Editor Chris Alexander), were treated to appearances by Trancers stars Tim Thomerson and Megan Ward, as well as writers/actors/directors like C. Courtney Joyner (Trancers III, Lurking Fear), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and many others.

The event is headed back to Dark Delicacies on September 27th for the release of Delirium Magazine #4, and this time, Band is bringing along some new faces!

Appearing: Nivek Ogre (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Murderball, singer of Skinny Puppy), Mindy Robinson (King Of The Nerds, V/H/S 2 , Gingerdeadman Vs. Evil Bong), Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus (Writer), Masters Of Horror (Writer/ Creator), Stephen King’S Sleepwalkers
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Trancers Now Available on Blu-ray from Full Moon; Release Party at Dark Delicacies July 19

Yes, the classic 1984 film Trancers is now available on Blu-ray from Full Moon Entertainment, and a grand release party is planned for July 19 in Burbank, CA. Also, one lucky entrant is going to win a copy of the disc signed by star Tim Thomerson.

The Trancers Blu-ray contains both the original version of the film and a remastered 2014 edition with incredible sound and images. Tons of special features include interviews, audio commentary, and a complete Trancers: City of Lost Angels segment.

Fans of the film could not ask for a better Blu-ray rendering!

And those of you interested in winning a free copy need to simply go to Full Moon Entertainment's Facebook posting about the Trancers Blu-ray and share it. One lucky winner chosen at random will receive the film signed by Thomerson.

As for the release party, Full Moon Entertainment's horror/alternative/cult magazine Delirium is hosting
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The Dusty VHS Corner: Albert Pyun Loves Cyborgs

In the latest instalment of The Dusty VHS Corner, Tom Jolliffe explores Albert Pyun’s love for cyborgs…

With a career spanning over 30 years, Hawaiian director Albert Pyun has worked in just about every genre, and forged a reputation as a modern era answer to Ed Wood. Pyun’s career has pretty much entirely taken place in B movies. Almost fifty films ranging from low budget, to virtually no budget. His passion for movie-making is immense and he still works to this day, even through ill-health.

Pyun broke through in the early 80’s with fantasy epic, The Sword and The Sorcerer, which alongside Conan The Barbarian, played it’s part in re-popularising the sword and sorcery genre throughout the 80’s. He followed that with a string of often strange, cult films (Radioactive Dreams being a stand out). Pyun was also at the helm of an unsuccessful Captain America film back
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‘Bad Channels’ DVD Review (88 Films)

Stars: Paul Hipp, Martha Quinn, Aaron Lustig, Charlie Spradling, Ian Patrick Williams | Written by Jackson Barr | Directed by Ted Nicolaou

I’m a bad Full Moon fan. I really am… I can now cross Bad Channels off my list of Full Moon flicks I know of but haven’t seen.

Yet another collaboration between Charles Band and his Subspecies director Ted Nicolaou, Bad Channels tells the story of Dangerous Dan (Hipp) a newly employed DJ at Kdul who is returning to the airwaves after a six month suspension by the FCC for a stunt he pulled while on the air. Covering Dan’s return to the airwaves is Lisa Cummings (Quinn) who doesn’t trust Dan and thinks he’s a hoax. She becomes the butt of his jokes when she spots a UFO landing near the radio station and Dan is quick to laugh until the alien breaks into Kdul.
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‘Dollman’ & ‘Demonic Toys’ Blu-ray Review(s)

Two of my favourite Full Moon flicks, Dollman and Demonic Toys, have been given the Blu-ray treatment by the folks at 88 Films. Already owning the pair on DVD we take a look at these new releases to see how they compare and if the new Blus are worthy of an upgrade…

Dollman

Stars: Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley, Kamala Lopez, Humberto Ortiz, Nicholas Guest, Judd Omen, Frank Collison | Written by Chris Roghair | Directed by Albert Pyun

Former funnyman, turned TV stalwart, turned action star, Tim Thomerson had already made a name for himself in the Empire Pictures/Full Moon franchise Trancers before spoofing the very same character and his take no crap persona in Dollman for one of my favourite directors, Albert Pyun.

Brick Bardo (Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth,
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Full Moon in a State of Delirium This February

Charles Band and Full Moon Entertainment have infected just about every possible medium that they could have with their unique brand of lunacy, but they're getting ready to head out into a new frontier with the magazine Delirium.

From the Press Release

A brand new, bi-monthly, Full Color, cult, horror, sci-fi and fantasy Print magazine that scours true tales from the legendary Full Moon archives… and beyond.

For over four delirious decades, filmmaker Charles Band has steadily pumped out a dizzying wealth of some of cinema’s weirdest and wildest horror, fantasy and exploitation genre movies with his iconic labels “Empire Pictures” and “Full Moon Features.” Along the way he has nurtured and enabled such talents as Stuart Gordon, Barbara Crampton, David Schmoeller, Demi Moore, Michael Pataki, Helen Hunt, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee, Tim Thomerson, John Carl Buechler, Don Mancini, Timothy Van Patton, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Moriarty, Andrew Prine, Klaus Kinski,
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