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10 Years of Saw: Watch Live Stream Q&A with Cast and Crew, Including James Wan, Tobin Bell

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Filmgoers first exposed to the bone-crunching traps and mind-warping twists of Saw one decade ago can honor the film’s 10th anniversary by reliving Jigsaw’s macabre morals on the big screen beginning this evening. Also taking place tonight is a live Q&A with cast and crew members from the iconic film at the ArcLight Hollywood and don’t worry if you can’t make it, because the event can be live-streamed on your computer.

Taking place at 9:45pm Pst / 12:45am Est at the ArcLight Hollywood and moderated by Evan Dickson from Bloody Disgusting, the Saw Q&A will include director/writer James Wan, writer/star Leigh Whannell, producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules, Dp David Armstrong, and cast members Cary Elwes, Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell.

The Q&A will also be live-streamed into four other ArcLight locations: Beach Cities, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, La Jolla. Tickets are available at:

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- Derek Anderson

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DC Gets Into the Halloween Spirit with American Vampire, Arkham Manor, Death of the Family

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When you think of spooky places this time of year, perhaps images of Haddonfield, Camp Crystal Lake, and The Further dance in your head. But this Halloween, DC is taking readers on a new tour of terror with a batch of horror-themed comics. Tiptoe through a creepy campus, lose your mind in the insane asylum, grab a seat at the Joker’s dinner table, and crawl through haunted mines where bats hungrily eye your neck. 

Explore the creepy campus…

Gotham Academy #1:

“Welcome To Gotham Academy! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students!

Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? »

- Derek Anderson

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Release Details for Mondo’s Pet Sematary & The Omen Vinyl Soundtracks

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“Sometimes dead is better.” Nearly 25 years ago, viewers heard Jud Crandall’s wise quote when Pet Sematary was released to theaters. The memorable movie was based on Stephen King’s 1983 novel and directed by Mary Lambert off a screenplay by King, and now Mondo is giving fans of the film a Halloween treat with the release of the Pet Sematary soundtrack 2Xlp vinyl, along with The Omen striped variant vinyl LP.

The Pet Sematary and The Omen vinyl LPs, in addition to a special Pet Sematary poster, will be available to purchase at a random time tomorrow. Stay tuned to Mondo’s Twitter for the big announcement:


Press Release - “This Halloween we’re celebrating two horror cult classics, Pet Sematary and The Omen. In addition to the killer Pet Sematary poster by Mike Saputo, we’ll also be releasing the soundtrack on 2Xlp vinyl with the same artwork, »

- Derek Anderson

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Evil Dead Reboot Director Fede Alvarez to Helm A Man in the Dark for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures

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Viewers went back to the possessed woods in Fede Alvarez’s 2013 Evil Dead reboot that showcased a group of young adults tormented by the wicked Naturon Demonto. While many fans have been waiting for Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues to bring an Evil Dead sequel to the big screen, it’s now been revealed that their next project will deal with a different kind of horror.

A thriller written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, A Man in the Dark will be the next directorial effort for Alvarez. Like the Evil Dead reboot, A Man in the Dark comes from Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures. Further details on the film, including its synopsis, can be found in the official press release (via Collider):

“Los Angeles, CA (October 30, 2014) – Ghost House Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will re-team with Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues »

- Derek Anderson

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Kane Hodder to Appear in Jason Voorhees Makeup & Costume at Chicago’s Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo

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As Friday the 13th fans know, Kane Hodder is a stalwart staple of the franchise. Having played Jason Voorhees in four films, Kane easily holds the record for playing the Crystal Lake slasher the most times and now it’s been announced that he’ll be donning the weathered hockey mask once again at Chicago’s Mad Mobster True Crime and Horror Expo, with F/X artist John Carl Buechler applying the makeup.

The announcement of Kane Hodder’s upcoming return to Jason Voorhees comes not too long after Robert Englund appeared in Freddy Krueger makeup for the final time at Flashback Weekend in August. Here are the official details from Mad Mobster’s Facebook page:

“February Friday the 13th, 2015, Kane Hodder will be donning the full makeup and costume designed by director and original FX designer John Carl Buechler. Fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a photo »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the Universal Monster Action Figures in the Animated Short Film ‘Trick or Treat’

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They’ve been known to suck blood, howl at the moon, and lurk beneath the water’s murky surface, but though the Universal Monsters can each be intimidating in their own way, they all show a friendlier side on Halloween night when little ghouls and goblins come to them in search of candy. Diamond Select Toys features their Universal Monster action figures in the animated short film, Trick or Treat.

From Diamond Select Toys: “Every year, the spirit of Halloween takes over the world for 31 glorious days, and Diamond Select Toys unleashes a new batch of Monsters! Based on Universal Studios’ iconic horror films of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, Dst’s 7-inch scale Universal Monsters action figures have become an annual tradition, and now they’re starring in their first-ever stop-motion animated short film!

Starring some of the toy line’s most famous characters, “Trick or Treat” was animated by Alex Kropinak, »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Screenings at AFI Fest 2014 Include What We Do in the Shadows, It Follows & Goodnight Mommy

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This November, over 100 films will be  screening at AFI Fest 2014 in Los Angeles and more than a few of those flicks will be of the horror variety. Attendees hungry for vampire humor, coming-of-age terror, and frights that hit close to home should be happy to hear that What We Do in the Shadows, It Follows, and Goodnight Mommy are a few of the horror movies screening at the festival.

AFI Fest 2014 runs from November 6th – 13th in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit:


These are a handful of the horror films playing at the festival:

“Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) – Twin boys fear that their mother, whose face is masked with bandages after plastic surgery, has been subsumed by an evil being. Written and directed by aunt-nephew filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lucas Schwarz. Austria.

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- Derek Anderson

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Los Angeles Halloween Movie Marathon to Feature Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Blacula & More

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Los Angeles filmgoers looking to get into the horror holiday spirit the second Halloween starts will want to attend the All-Nighter of the Living Dead, a movie marathon at the historic The Crest of Westwood cinema. Graveyard zombies, a possessed doll, evil alien clowns, living dead mall walkers, and Dracula’s soul brother will all help ring in All Hallow’s Eve at the midnight-to-dawn event.

Beginning at 12:01am this Friday, October 31st, the All-Nighter of the Living Dead movie marathon features five horror films:

12:01am – Night of the Living Dead

2:00am – Child’s Play

3:30am – Killer Klowns from Outer Space

5:00am – Dawn of the Dead

7:30am – Blacula

For more information, visit:


“Los Angeles, CA: Today, The Crest of Westwood a classic art deco movie palace on Westwood Boulevard announces a special midnight screening of George A. Romero’s acclaimed “Night of the Living Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the Short Film ‘Hotline Miami 2: Do You Like to Hurt People?’

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Calling to mind the animal-masked home invaders of You’re Next and the stripped-down, synthesizer-scored violence of Drive, the short film Hotline Miami 2: “Do You Like to Hurt People?” follows a vengeful killer as he methodically bashes his way through the drug world of Miami on New Year’s Eve. Hotline Miami 2 is bathed in neon and drenched in blood and we have it for Daily Dead readers to watch.

“Hotline Miami Live Action Short - Warning: Violence and drug use.

This blood and neon soaked short follows a murderous vigilante in an animal mask as he embarks on a bloody rampage through a seedy Miami drug den on New Year’s Eve.”

The post Watch the Short Film ‘Hotline Miami 2: Do You Like to Hurt People?’ appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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First Trailer for Ex Machina

14 hours ago

A24 announced that they have acquired Us rights to Ex Machina, the directorial debut of writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Dredd), and we have a look at the very first trailer.

“New York, NY, October 29, 2014 – A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex MacHina. Garland also wrote the film, which stars a trio of rising stars—Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. The film was produced by DNA’s Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush executive produced the film along with former Film4 head Tessa Ross. A24 will release the film April 10, 2015. Universal International Pictures is distributing the film internationally.

Alex Garland is already one of the most brilliant and distinctive writers working today,” says A24. “Ex Machina marks the beginning of an exciting new step for Alex the director, and we are thrilled to help bring his provocative vision to Us audiences. »

- Jonathan James

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10 Years of Saw: Exclusive Video Interview with James Wan & Leigh Whannell

29 October 2014 3:58 PM, PDT

It’s hard to believe it’s already been ten years since audiences were first introduced to the world of Jigsaw in James Wan’s debut feature film Saw which left an indelible mark on the horror genre and spawned one of the most successful franchises of the last several decades.

During a recent press day for the upcoming re-release of Saw in honor of its 10th anniversary, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the two men who made it all possible- Wan and writer/co-star Leigh Whannell. Both Wan and Whannell discussed how their experiences working on Saw have continued to inform their respective careers and why they feel that the film’s message has continued to endure with fans over the years.

We also heard from the duo on how they managed to pull together such a high-caliber cast of talent for the »

- Heather Wixson

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka to Guest Star on American Horror Story: Freak Show

29 October 2014 3:02 PM, PDT

Though his long-standing stint as Barney Stinson on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother has ended, Neil Patrick Harris’ excursion into other TV realms is just beginning, and American Horror Story: Freak Show fans may be excited by the news that Harris and his husband, fellow actor David Burtka, will guest star on Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology show later this season.

TVLine reports that Harris will guest star in the 11th and 12th episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show, while Burtka will appear in the season finale. Harris will play a “chameleon salesman”, with Burtka set to partake in a storyline involving Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars.

“Season 4, Freak Show, is set in 1950s Juniper, Fl, and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time.

American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The »

- Derek Anderson

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Photos of Sideshow Collectibles’ Valkyrie of the Dead Premium Format Figure

29 October 2014 2:11 PM, PDT

Cast out of eternal paradise and left to die, Kier found new life with Death, who granted her an opportunity for revenge. Loyal to the Lord of the Underworld, Kier, Valkyrie of the Dead, is a fearsome warrior capable of recruiting lost souls for Death’s growing army, and Sideshow has immortalized this member of their original Court of the Dead line in a new Premium Format Figure.

“Based on an original character design, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Kier, the Valkyrie of the Dead from our Court of the Dead collection.

“I am mercy delivered, and vengeance personified.”

Hands and feet soaked in the blood of her harvest; the Valkyrie of the Dead carries a magnificent sword, forged to collect souls of the fallen. Ornate tales of her victories and allegiance are commemorated in the detailed relief sculpture of her armor. Cast in high-quality polystone, Death’s loyal »

- Derek Anderson

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L.M. Kit Carson Has Passed Away

29 October 2014 1:16 PM, PDT

We’re sad to report that L.M. Kit Carson has passed away at the age of 73.

Deadline reports that renowned screenwriter and actor L.M. Kit Carson passed away on October 20th in Dallas, TX. He had been fighting osteoporosis and other illnesses at the time of his death.

Admired for his exemplary work in both the journalism and independent film fields, Carson is perhaps most widely remembered for co-writing the screenplay for 1984’s Paris, Texas.

Horror film fans know Carson for co-writing the script of the intriguing, dark comedy sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986). Carson also wrote the teleplays for two episodes of the 1980’s TV series, Deadly Nightmares. Our thoughts go out to Carson’s family and friends.

The post L.M. Kit Carson Has Passed Away appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Listen to Cherry Glazerr’s Cover of ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ for Insidious: Chapter 3

29 October 2014 12:16 PM, PDT

Fans of the Insidious films from James Wan and Leigh Whannell have likely never listened to “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” quite the same way since they followed Josh Lambert into the fire-face demon’s lair and heard the classic song bouncing off the walls. But now you can hear the tune sung with a new twist by the indie rock band Cherry Glazerr.

“Los Angeles, October 28th, 2014 – The indie rock band Cherry Glazerr has recorded a lushly seductive new version of the classic song “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” which audiences worldwide know as a disturbing recurring tune in the hit Insidious movies. Heard in part in the just-released first theatrical trailer for next summer’s Insidious: Chapter 3, Cherry Glazerr’s fresh interpretation, produced by the band’s frequent collaborator Carlos de la Garza, is being issued in full today on the official Insidious Facebook page (www.facebook.com/InsidiousMovie »

- Derek Anderson

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Sideshow Collectibles Teases New Freddy Krueger Premium Format Figure

29 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT

Sideshow Collectibles is taking on movie monsters in a big way, with new releases coming for Hellraiser, Evil Dead II, Beetlejuice, and Friday the 13th. It has also just been announced that a new Freddy Krueger premium format figure is in the works, based on his appearance in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

“Freddy Krueger – Terror of Dreams Premium Format Figure

1…2…Freddy’s coming for you…

The demon that terrorizes the dreams of many will be returning to bring new nightmares! Sideshow Collectibles Freddy Krueger – Terror of Dreams Premium Format™ Figure is coming soon for Nightmare on Elm Street fans!”

The post Sideshow Collectibles Teases New Freddy Krueger Premium Format Figure appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Jonathan James

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Terminator: Genisys Character Photos & Plot Details

29 October 2014 10:13 AM, PDT

“I’ll be back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg warrior will make good on that promise next summer when Paramount unleashes Terminator: Genisys to theaters. While familiar characters like Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese will be played by new faces, Arnold brings his stalwart screen presence to the franchise’s next chapter, as mentioned in the film’s recently revealed plot details accompanied by new photos.

In their first look at the next installment of the Terminator franchise, EW debuted a photo of Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor with Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese on a motorcycle and another picture featuring Jason Clarke’s John Connor next to Matt Smith (Doctor Who) with the T-800 endoskeleton lurking behind them.

The official plot details revealed in the new issue of EW mention that Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a T-800 that has raised and protected Sarah Connor since she was orphaned as a child: »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the First Six Minutes of What We Do In The Shadows

29 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

What We Do In The Shadows is a vampire mockumentary that has been making the festival rounds and I can’t wait for Daily Dead readers to see it for themselves. Those in the UK will be able to watch it on November 21st and we have a look at the first six minutes of the movie.

“Diving deep into the throes of vampire life in New Zealand, What We Do In The Shadowsintroduces us to age-old vampire flatmates Vladislav (862 years old, played by Clement) Viago (379 years old, played by Waititi), Deacon (183 years old) and Petyr (8,000 years old). Stuck in their antiquated ways, they struggle to adjust to 21st century customs, like paying rent, sharing household chores and getting expressly invited into nightclubs. Enter 20-something hipster Nick, who Petyr turns to get an inside education on the modern world. What follows includes a whole lot of discovery: from fashion to »

- Jonathan James

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Watch the First Clip from Avengers: Age of Ultron

29 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT

“There are no strings on me.” If you watched the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, then you’re familiar with James Spader’s menacing line as Ultron, the artificial intelligence looking to make humans a thing of the past, and you can now see Ultron destroy the carefree vibe at an Avengers party in the film’s first clip.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and »

- Derek Anderson

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10 Years of Saw: Heather’s Favorite Traps

28 October 2014 4:24 PM, PDT

This Halloween, Lionsgate is bringing Jigsaw and all his deadly contraptions back to the big screen for a one-week limited re-release of James Wan’s indie horror triumph, Saw. To honor the occasion, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and celebrate some of my favorite traps and set-ups featured throughout the series.

Saw: The Reverse Bear Trap

We’ll just go ahead and start with the most iconic trap of the entire Saw franchise- the reverse bear trap that Shawnee Smith found herself locked inside of during Wan’s original film. Visually, the contraption is a horrific marvel of complicated steel and death, demonstrating just how visceral Jigsaw’s object lessons could be. And when you couple that with image of Smith waking up inside the reverse bear trap- and how she masterfully sells that moment with just the use of her eyes- it »

- Heather Wixson

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