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Screamfest 2015 Film Lineup unvelied; 'Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension' to premiere

8 October 2015 7:08 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

The Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the longest running horror film festival in the United States, now in its 15th year. The festival has been responsible for premiering many now classic horror films such as Paranormal Activity and Feast, both of which are having anniversary screenings at this year's festival. Additionally, Screamfest will be screening the premiere of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.

The 2015 festival will run from October 13th through the 22nd in Hollywood, California at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres.

Screamfest has an amazing star-studded lineup this year, and if you live in Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to check out a movie or two, or three or four or all of them. Many of the screenings include discussions with filmmakers such as John and Clu Gulager, James Franco, and more. You can check out the programming and purchase tickets at the festival website Screamfest. »

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Interview with Tales Of Halloween’s Lucky McKee

8 October 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.

Lucky McKee is a completely singular filmmaker. From The Woods to The Woman, May to All Cheerleaders Die, he has worked through similar, often feminist, themes but never made the same movie twice. His segment in Tales of Halloween, a beautiful dark fairy tale called “Ding Dong,” represents yet another change of pace for the director.

How did you come to be involved with the movie? If I’m not mistaken, you’re the only filmmaker who’s not based in L.A. and who flew into town to shoot a segment.

Lucky McKee: Yeah, I was in the middle of a road trip and Axelle called me to ask if I wanted in on Tales of Halloween. »

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New Poster for Tales Of Halloween

6 October 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many horror fans are looking forward to seeing what tricks and treats will be in store when Tales of Halloween hits select theaters and VOD on October 16th, and to help hold viewers over, Epic Pictures Group has unveiled a new poster for the festive anthology.

"Cult filmmakers and familiar genre faces come together to bring you the ultimate Halloween film event with horror anthology Tales Of Halloween.

A suburban American town is terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers on one Halloween night.

Directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace).

Cast includes Rocky Horror Picture »

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Tales of Halloween Offers Twisted Humour and Dark Laughs: A Film Review

1 October 2015 1:33 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by an anonymous source. Directors/writers: Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet and Clint Sears. Tales of Halloween is an upcoming horror film anthology. Developed by Axelle Carolyn, this anthology offers ten tales of terror, from directors such as Lucky McKee (The Woman) and Ryan Schfrin. Each short tale creates either a creepy or comedic vibe. The best shorts, including "The Ransom of Rusy Rex," combine both of these tones. This viewer also enjoyed Lucky McKee's "Ding Dong," which is influenced by folk tales of old. Almost all of the tales are top notch. And, this film fan enjoyed the comedic ones the most. This is a film not to be missed by horror fans. There are simply too many tales to cover. »

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The Woods | Blu-ray Review

29 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Horror director Lucky McKee unfortunately remains one of those unknown, peripheral genre names, mostly thanks to a number of compromised or abandoned projects following his formidable 2002 debut, May. Over the past several years, he’s made headlines for 2011’s The Woman (another underrated gem from his filmography), and most recently the co-directed effort All Cheerleaders Die in 2013, an expansion of his 2001 short film, which is more or less the comically inclined romp you’d assume it to be. Prizing complex female characterizations, usually featuring muse Angela Bettis, McKee’s twisted visions, though few and far between, are enjoyable and entertaining, usually enhanced by a bit of subtext. About a decade ago, McKee’s sophomore feature, The Woods, would finally land on DVD in the Us following a limited festival circuit run, treated to a torturous release platform despite featuring several notable cast members. A period piece set amongst an all-girls »

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Round-Up: Carrie The Musical Q&A, Screamfest 2015, From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, Apocalypse Swordsman

25 September 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Put down your buckets of pig's blood kids, it will not end well for you. In this round-up, we have a Q&A with Emily Lopez from Carrie the Musical which opens on October 8th. Also: more details from Screamfest 2015, From Dusk Till Dawn season 2, and Shawn Scott's novel Apocalypse Swordsman.

Carrie the Musical Q&A: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA – August 19, 2015) Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that Carrie The Musical will return to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theater, the first theatrical musical at that venue.

Tickets are available beginning Monday, August 24th at Carrie The Musical begins previews on October 1, 2015, and officially opens on October 8, 2015. Performances are on sale through November 22.

Directed by Brady Schwind and choreographed by Lee Martino, this immersive staging of Carrie takes the legendary musical off the stage and »

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Tales Of Halloween: Creepy Children And The Many Arms Of Pollyanna McIntosh In Exclusive Gallery

24 September 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The horror anthology Tales of Halloween is coming to U.S. cinemas, VOD and iTunes on October 16th. We have a set of exclusive stills from two of the ten tales. We get a look at a group of creepy children who terrorize a home in Trick by Adam Gierasch. We also get a look at Pollyanna McIntosh from Lucky McKee's Ding Dong, flashing the devil horns and the many arms of Vishnu. Next week make sure you stay tuned to the Tales of Halloween Facebook page because producers Epic Pictures have put together their own countdown calendar for the best month of the year. ...

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Der Nachtmahr | 2015 Tiff Review

18 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Angst von der Angst: Concept Overrides Construction in Weak Psychological Metaphor

It’s evident a majority of the artistry that went into the conceptualization of Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare), the sophomore feature from Akiz (aka Achim Bornhak), revolves around its provocative piece de resistance, a hunchbacked alien creature hobbling around in the periphery of its terrorized protagonist’s psyche. If only as much artistry had been poured into the remainder of the film perhaps this wouldn’t seem like fodder for a decent short feature stretched precariously beyond belief.

A group of mostly white and privileged drug addled teenagers stomp around secret raves, defiling the wishes of their parents in their endless revelry. Daytime hours are spent wallowing about in smoke-filled rooms, with this particular group lazily regarding a less stable cohort as she disappears down a vaguely defined rabbit hole of increasingly materialized fear. Lovers of electronic beats may »

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2015 Announces First 10 Films

15 September 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 10th annual After Dark Film Festival kicks off on October 15th and the event's first ten films have now been revealed, including Deathgasm, Tales of Halloween, and A Christmas Horror Story:

Press Release: September 15, 2015:   Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to officially unveil its first wave of exciting film announcements for 2015! Included in the lineup are some of the most critically acclaimed and eagerly anticipated new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year’s international film festival circuit.  These 10 new movies will all have their Toronto, Canadian or International Theatrical Premieres hosted exclusively at the festival’s 10th Annual Edition this October 15-23, 2015 at the Scotiabank Theatre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

The First Ten Films!

Deathgasm (New Zealand) Toronto Premiere & Closing Gala Film

In the latest crowd-pleasing horror-comedy from New Zealand that’s taken the festival circuit by storm since its debut at SXSW, »

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Ten of the Best at FrightFest 2015

3 September 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The August bank holiday weekend in London is always cause for celebration for horror fans as the FrightFest horror and genre film festival rolls into the city’s Leicester Square for four days of blood-spattered cinematic mayhem. This year saw the arrival of horror icon and star of Re-Animator and You’re Next, Barbara Crampton, as the Guest of Honour who starred in no less than five of the entries this year including festival favourite We Are Still Here. As always with film festivals it was a real mixed bag, with very few scares but a lot of laughs (some intentional, other not so much) as the filmmakers, many of them horror fans themselves, had a lot of fun playing with the tropes and clichés of the genre while others tried to put fresh new spins on some well-worn material. Here are a few of the highlights:


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10 best films of Film4 FrightFest 2015

2 September 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks at this year’s FrightFest…

What a year this was. Every time FrightFest rolls around, the four madmen behind the festival promise the ‘best line-up ever’, and this year was no different. Each screen was packed out, there was plenty of surprises on offer and some great interviews with the likes of Barbara Crampton, Neil Marshall and Iain Softley.

As for the movies themselves, we had a great variety. From the terrifying (Demonic) to the utterly bizarre (Ahhhhh!) to the downright brilliant (Turbo Kid), there was something for everyone. There were arty films (Sun Choke), heart-breaking films (These Final Hours) and a movie where Santa Claus fights off zombie eleves (A Christmas Horror Story). What more could you ask for?

Well, here’s the 10 best films of the festival (in no order), according to Flickering Myth:

These Final Hours

Written and directed by Zak Hilditch

Starring Nathan Phillips, »

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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Tales of Halloween (2015)

2 September 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tales of Halloween, 2015

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet


Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Here’s the simple truth as to why Tales of Halloween is a fabulous and utterly brilliant film: it has no pretensions about what it’s trying to be. They’re not trying to be outrageous, controversial or subversive, this is a film where a group of producers teamed up with directors they liked who in turn worked with actors they liked to make ten incredibly fun shorts based on All Hallow’s Eve – and it has paid off by the bucket load.

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Tales Of Halloween review [FrightFest 2015]: “Will most definitely become a yearly tradition”

1 September 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Tales Of Halloween review

Directors: Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet

Cast: Lyn Shaye, Pollyanna McIntosh, John Landis, Adrienne Barbeau, Greg Grunberg

Certificate: Tbd

Running Time: 111 Minutes

Synopsis: Some of horror’s current crop of brilliant directors deliver an anthology series of 10 terrifying tales all set around the most ghoulish time of year.

The horror anthology continues to gather steam. Over the years the likes of VHS, ABCs Of Death, and Trick ‘r Treat have brought back the format that allows many little moments of terror to be presented. It works well for horror, simulating a round of campfire one upmanship. Tales Of Halloween gives 11 directors the chance to weave a tale centred around the holiday. Set in the same town on the same night, a number of disastrous events take place.

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Review: Tales Of Halloween

26 August 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a devoted lover of the current indie horror scene, there is no horror movie I was anticipating more this year than Tales of Halloween, an anthology film with contributions from 11 of the strongest voices working in the genre today. This is my event film. This is my Avengers. And it does not disappoint. Tales of Halloween isn’t just one of the best anthologies of the last 30 years, but also among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made. It’s funny and bloody and wicked and affectionate towards the genre in a way that few other films are. It’s the most fun I’ve had at a horror movie in a long, long time.

Taking place all on the same Halloween night, Tales offers up ten stories of slashers, aliens, killer kids, monsters, ghosts, witches, and the devil as played by Barry Bostwick. The list of talent »

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Round-Up: Exclusive Night People Trailer, The Descent 10th Anniversary Screening, Tailypo Short Film

26 August 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Given to Daily Dead as an exclusive, the Night People trailer shows us that even criminals can spin the creepiest of yarns. Also: details on the 10th anniversary screening of Neil Marshall's The Descent and a look at the short film Tailypo.

Night People: "'Night People' is an Irish Sci-Fi / Horror film which marks the feature film directorial debut of Gerard Lough.

A pair of professional but badly mismatched criminals breaks into a vacant house to carry out an insurance scam. Awkwardly thrown together with an hour to kill, they reluctantly start telling each other tall tales. One concerns two friends who discover a mysterious device that may be of alien origin. The more they learn about it, the closer to the breaking point their friendship is pushed. The other is about an ambitious business woman who provides a dating agency for wealthy fetishists. She attempts »

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Fantasia ’15 Review: Tales Of Halloween

12 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

USA/2015/World Premiere

Directed by: Neil Marshall, Lucky Mckee, Darren Lynn Bousman, John Skipp, Mike Mendez, Ryan Schifrin, Paul Solet, Axelle Carolyn, Dave Parker, Adam Gierasch!

Stick a gaggle of deviants together in a room and it won`t take long before someone mentions their love for Halloween. Hidden amongst the norms for most of the year, you can normally sniff these people out, if you`re careful and smart about it:  a black cat accentuates at least one article of their clothing, skull shaped masks adorn their abode, white grease paint is constantly found in their creases, the color orange is pretty much everywhere, they are giddy when holiday meat is carved. They have also been known to have huge libidos, to be great in the sack and are apparently way above average in intelligence. Great. In. The. Sack.

Tales of Halloween got the rockstar welcome during its world »

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Round-Up: Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2015, The Flicker Men Excerpt, Falling Skies Auction

11 August 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival in South Florida kicks off on October 1st. Also: an excerpt from Ted Kosmatka's The Flicker Men and details on memorabilia auction from TNT's Falling Skies.

Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2015: Press Release: "Miami, Fl – Horror fans will soon rejoice as South Florida’s first and only genre film festival, the Popcorn Frights Film Festival, launches October 1-4, 2015 at the O Cinema Wynwood, premiering four acclaimed and highly anticipated international films, and an additional six shorts.

“We’re thrilled to present such an array of cool, twisted, beautiful, mind-bending, horrifying, and hilarious films for our inaugural genre festival,” said Co-Founders and Co-Directors Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman. “We scoured the globe for the freshest and craziest films to present for our community of film lovers, and this first incredible selection of films just gives a small taste of the fun that will »

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Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival Adds June and Jeruzalem to the Lineup

6 August 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In two weeks, vampires, cannibals, Halloween frights and more will grace the screen at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois for Bruce Cambell's Horror Film Festival. Now a telekinetic kid and and an apocalypse have joined the killer lineup, as both June and JeruZalem will make their U.S. premieres at the festival.

Press Release: "Chicago, Illinois (August 6, 2015) – The second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World, running August 20 – 23 at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), is proud to announce the addition of two more films to the already bursting schedule.

June, starring Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and Kennedy Brice (The Walking Dead), tells the story of nine-year-old June (Brice), who has been shuffled in and out of foster homes for years. Though she tries to be good, no matter where she goes a trail of chaos and terror seems to follow. »

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Fantasia 2015 Review: Tales Of Halloween, A Pumpkin-Flavored Love Letter From Hell

30 July 2015 12:04 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Horror anthologies have made a pretty healthy comeback in the last few years; some are ok, some are regrettable, and some have awesome production values as well as good stories, such as Tales Of Halloween, which sold out its world premiere screening at Fantasia last week. Created by director Axelle Carolyn, Tales features 11 directors helming 10 tales of bad behavior, wickedness, madness, and spooky fun, with an animated opening sequence by Ashley Thorpe. Made under the umbrella collective of "The October Society," this film showcases the talents of horror directors Carolyn, Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, John Skipp, Andrew Kasch, Lucky McKee, Adam Gierasch, Dave Parker, Mike Mendez, Ryan Schifrin, and Paul Solet. Adrienne Barbeau pretty much reprises her The Fog DJ character in a sense, her...

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2015 Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Lineup Includes Tales Of Halloween, He Never Died, And More

23 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Residents of Chicagoland, rejoice! (Also, tourists who can make plans to travel there). The program for the second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World has been announced, and it is filled with "vampires, psychotic breakdowns, cannibals, killer dogs, contagious diseases, mummies, bad decisions, and easily the most evil half man, half bunny rabbit of all time," according to festival director Josh Goldbloom. Of course, Goldbloom might not be the most objective source, but a quick look at the films programmed by The Awesome Fest is mighty impressive. Opening night will see the local debut of Tales of Halloween, an anthology film featuring shorts by the likes of Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, and Lucky McKee, while the closing night highlight will...

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