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Deck Your Halls with The Walking Dead Holiday Ornaments, Stockings, Lights & Nutcracker

22 November 2014 3:54 PM, PST

Even though fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead will be in between the first and second halves of Season 5 in December and January, you can still keep the living dead spirit alive in your home as you wait for the show’s mid-season premiere in February. An assortment of The Walking Dead holiday decorations are now available to order, including a collector’s edition walker nutcracker:

“Michonne’S Pet Zombie Nutcracker (Collector’S Edition):

15″ collector’s edition Michonne’s Pet zombie nutcracker w/ brass plate on base! $74.99 Expected to ship by 2014-12-02″

The Walking Dead Light Set:

The Walking Dead 10/L light set with 30″ lead wire, 12″ spacing. $29.99 Expected to ship by 2014-12-02 Indoor use only. 4 spare bulbs & 2 spare fuses included.”

The Walking Dead Decal Ornaments (3-pack):\

Hang the Archer, the Samurai & the Ring Leader on your tree this holiday season! $14.99 Expected to ship by 2014- »

- Derek Anderson

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Latest Dying Light Video Features Zombie Traps That Explode, Shock & Crunch

22 November 2014 2:23 PM, PST

If you were surviving for days in a city swarming with the living dead, you’d have to sidestep a wide variety of wreckage to get from point A to point B in one piece, and a new video for Techland’s Dying Light proves that abandoned cars, spilled gasoline, massive concrete pieces, and other elements of a post-apocalyptic environment can make for excellent zombie-killing traps.

“Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror video game with a harrowing day-night cycle set in a vast open world. Currently under development by Techland, the game will be available in 2014 [now 2015] for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4, plus Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, and PC.

During the day, players will traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, »

- Derek Anderson

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Review: Monkey Shines (Blu-ray)

22 November 2014 11:15 AM, PST

Oh my, how the mighty had fallen! I had vague memories of Monkey Shines when I watched it over twenty years ago and, after revisiting this, it all makes sense why this film doesn’t spring to mind when I think of Romero’s great early body of work. George A. Romero’s first studio film ideally should have been the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his talent in a direction that nobody would expect and on paper it would seem that was his intention.

The story itself isn’t exactly straight horror. In fact, the first hour of the film plays off of a tragedy and is meant to create empathy for Jason Beghe’s character in a way that Christy Brown earns empathy in My Left Foot, but Beghe’s character isn’t developed enough to forgive or understand his selfish demeanor. He’s portrayed as simply »

- Sean McClannahan

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Scream Factory Delays The Phantom of the Opera (1989) Blu-ray Release

22 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST

Though he’s best known for playing the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight H. Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray, but it will now take a little longer than anticipated.

Initially set to be released on January 13th, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Phantom of the Opera will now come out on February 17th. Extras will be announced next month. In the meantime, we have the official cover art and the delay announcement from Scream Factory:

“Slight delay for our upcoming release of The Phantom Of The Opera. Originally slated for 1/13, it will now move to 2/17. Our apologies for the extension but we are trying to make it the best possible »

- Derek Anderson

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First Casting News for Michael Dougherty’s Holiday Horror-Comedy ‘Krampus’

21 November 2014 5:20 PM, PST

Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Krampus, an upcoming horror-comedy film from Michael Dougherty, the writer/director of the cult Halloween film, Trick ’r Treat. The movie will follow a demon from Alpine folklore who snacks on misbehaving children during Christmastime and now the first two actors are set to do battle with the creature.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allison Tolman (FX’s Fargo) and Emjay Anthony (Chef) are set to star in Krampus. They will play a mother and son who must defend their home from the malevolent Krampus, with Anthony in particular having to dig deep in a heroic role.

A Legendary Pictures film, Krampus will be released in theaters by Universal on December 4th, 2015 (it was previously slated for a November 25th, 2015 release). Michael Dougherty will direct off a screenplay he co-wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields. »

- Derek Anderson

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The X-Files Pop! Vinyl Figures & Wacky Wobblers to Touch Down Next Year

21 November 2014 1:40 PM, PST

For those who still want to believe, Funko has you covered. Fans of The X-Files will want to clear a space on their mantels, because the beloved show is getting the Pop! vinyl figure / Wacky Wobbler treatment. Dana Scully, Fox Mulder, the Smoking Man, and even an Alien will be available next spring in Pop! figure form, with the dynamic duo of Mulder and Scully also set to come out as Wacky Wobblers this winter.

The following Pop! vinyl figures pictured below will come out in April 2015, while the Wacky Wobblers will be available in February:

The post The X-Files Pop! Vinyl Figures & Wacky Wobblers to Touch Down Next Year appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Showtime Unveils First Image, Details from Penny Dreadful Season 2

21 November 2014 12:52 PM, PST

Classic horror literature characters, bloodsuckers, possession—season one of Showtime’s new series, Penny Dreadful, had a little bit of everything and turned out to be an unexpected treat for horror fans. Filming has been underway on the sophomore season and today Showtime revealed the first look at the next chapter in the horror series and teased what’s ahead for the eclectic cast of characters.

We have the season two description below (via Collider), as well as the image (via Showtime), which features Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa (Eva Green):

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone »

- Derek Anderson

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Cheap Thrills Director E.L. Katz to Take on ‘You’ll Be the Death of Me’

21 November 2014 11:59 AM, PST

E.L. Katz showed how much pain people were willing to endure to bring home a big paycheck in Cheap Thrills and also helmed the segment “A is for Amateur” in ABCs of Death 2. Horror hounds now have a new E.L. Katz-helmed project to look forward to, as it’s been revealed that he is set to direct the comedy-thriller, You’ll Be the Death of Me.

Variety reports that E.L. Katz is set to helm You’ll Be the Death of Me, a Mandeville Pictures movie that will be distributed by Lionsgate. Katz will direct off a script by Mark Hammer (Two Night Stand). The film will be produced by Todd Lieberman. No casting or release details are known at this time, but the film will follow “two single New Yorkers who find their budding romance complicated by the attention of a masked knife-wielding psychopath.”

Time will tell how »

- Derek Anderson

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The Devil’s Hand DVD Release Date & Cover Art

21 November 2014 11:10 AM, PST

Six young women share the same birthday, but only one of them will become a conduit for the devil’s handiwork on the day they turn 18. Officially becoming an adult is hell for these ladies, with a perilous prophecy hanging over their heads and someone intent on eliminating them all before the big day arrives in The Devil’s Hand. Lionsgate is releasing the film on DVD next month and we have a look at the cover art.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release The Devil’s Hand on DVD and Digital HD on December 16th. You can see the cover art below and we also have the official press release with full details:

Press Release - “Terror descends upon a devout community when The Devil’s Hand grabs hold on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD December 16 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Theatrically released in 2014, the spine-tingling story is available On Demand now. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining’ to Hit the Stage Next Fall

21 November 2014 10:09 AM, PST

Though it’s packed with unnerving moments from start to finish, viewers of The Shining may remember the ghost of Delbert Grady telling Jack Torrance that he must “correct” his wife and child as a particularly creepy scene, and next year fans of the film can see Delbert’s suggestion mixed with dancing and humor onstage in a musical theater parody of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic.

If you enjoyed Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining, have watched Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the same name multiple times, or enjoyed watching horror and humor melded in a live show like Evil Dead The Musical, then you may want to check out the upcoming Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining. Set to hit the stage sometime next fall, the musical parody made an onstage sneak peek performance on Wednesday night.

To get a taste of what’s to come, »

- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive: Nick Damici Discusses Late Phases, Upcoming Hap and Leonard TV Adaptation

21 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST

In Late Phases, versatile actor Nick Damici (Stake Land, Cold in July) portrays a blind Vietnam vet who has recently moved into a senior living community that’s harboring a deadly secret- werewolves- and he must find a way to put an end to the beastly killings before it’s too late for everyone.

Daily Dead recently chatted with Damici about his experiences collaborating on Late Phases with director Bogliano and his co-stars as well as what initially drew him to the project and the challenges of playing a visually-impaired character. Damici also discussed his next project which has him re-teaming with Jim Mickle for a new television series on the Sundance Channel.

Written by Eric Stolze (Under the Bed) and helmed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat, Here Comes the Devil), Late Phases also stars Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills), Tom Noonan (The House of the Devil, Manhunter), Erin Cummings »

- Heather Wixson

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Josh Boone on a Series of The Stand Movies

20 November 2014 6:03 PM, PST

Earlier this year it was revealed that Josh Boone will direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, in addition to re-writing the script. The fervent Stephen King fan initially said The Stand would be a three-hour movie, but in a recent interview he revealed that he’s collaborating with Warner Bros. to do a four-film adaptation and also discussed the layout of his first script for the scrapped three-hour movie.

Earlier this week, Josh Boone was interviewed by Kevin Smith on episode #000 of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, discussing his experience helming The Fault in Our Stars and the status of Warner Bros.The Stand adaptation. Here’s what Boone had to say about his initial script for a three-hour film adaptation of The Stand (via /Film) *Spoiler Warning* The fourth sentence in the paragraph below contains a spoiler for those who haven’t read the book / seen »

- Derek Anderson

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Patient Zero to Star Matt Smith

20 November 2014 5:03 PM, PST

Following his turn as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who, actor Matt Smith has gotten involved in a number of feature films, including roles in Terminator: Genisys and Screen Gems’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Now it’s been revealed that Smith is set to star in another Screen Gems film, Patient Zero, which takes place in a world where violence reigns supreme in the aftermath of a strange and powerful rabies outbreak.

Deadline reports that Matt Smith is set to star in Patient Zero, joining Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer in the film’s cast. Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) will helm the picture off a script by Mike Le (Dark Summer). We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements regarding the film. Here’s the movie’s synopsis (via Deadline):

“In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the »

- Derek Anderson

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Fear Clinic Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Revealed

20 November 2014 3:57 PM, PST

Patients don’t see Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) for a typical check-up. They instead pay the good doctor a visit to face their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that forces you to face your worst nightmares in realistic hallucinations. Based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series, Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic feature film has received a home media release date from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Fear Clinic will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th. Special features and the cover art have yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to let Daily Dead readers know when they are announced. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details:

“Beverly Hills, CA – After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into »

- Derek Anderson

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Neca Unveils Burning Godzilla Action Figure

20 November 2014 2:56 PM, PST

After defeating SpaceGodzilla, it wasn’t long before Godzilla suffered from the painful effects of an internal nuclear-like meltdown while also having to deal with the mutated kaiju known as Destoroyah in the 1995 film, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Paying their respects to this unique big screen appearance of the radioactive reptile is Neca, which just offered a look at their “Burning Godzilla” action figure.

With a height of more than six inches and a body covered in burn rashes from the meltdown occurring within his body, Neca’s Classic 1995 Burning Godzilla action figure will be released in January 2015. We have official details and images of the figure below (via Neca):

“Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, we continue to explore the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise!

This version of the beloved monster is based on the 1995 movie Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. »

- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive Preview Pages from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #7

20 November 2014 12:55 PM, PST

In the underground city of Midian, Aaron Boone struggles to become Cabal and must look to his haunted past to successfully make the transformation in the upcoming issue (that hits shelves on November 26th) of Nightbreed, Boom! Studios’ comic book series based on the cult 1990 film of the same name. We’ve been provided with an exclusive set of preview pages that tease what’s ahead.

“Why We Love It: Comics are full of outcast characters, but this is an outcast story, Clive Barker-style. True to this modern horror master’s other work, Nightbreed is full of horrifying creatures that captivated us in the 1990 film and live on in this new story. Plus, writer Marc Andreyko is a Huge fan of Nightbreed!

Why You’LL Love It: Before Fables, before Once Upon A Time, Clive Barker created a secret town of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry »

- Derek Anderson

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Robert Kirkman’s Outcast TV Series Casting Update

20 November 2014 11:52 AM, PST

On AMC, he ushered us into a world of the living dead and now he’s bringing us face-to-face with demons. Earlier this month we reported that the lead role had been cast in Robert Kirkman’s Outcast TV series, and that The Guest director Adam Wingard is set to helm the pilot. We now have additional casting news for the exorcism drama that will air on Cinemax, as four actors have now been added to the cast.

Deadline reports that Reg E. Cathey (American Psycho, Se7en), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (The Americans, Our Idiot Brother), and Kip Pardue (Hostel: Part III) have joined the ranks of Outcast.

The exorcism drama follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), “a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it. »

- Derek Anderson

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Supernova Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

20 November 2014 10:43 AM, PST

The crew aboard the medical rescue spaceship Nightingale 9 roams the outer limits of deep space, keeping an ear tuned to the void around them for cries of help. When one such signal finds them, they rescue a mysterious man and his intriguing relic. The crew’s kindness could be their downfall, however, as their new guest has hellish plans to fulfill in Supernova, coming soon to Blu-ray via Scream Factory.

Press Release - “In the farthest reaches of space, something has been waiting…

Scream Factory has announced the release of sci-fi thriller Supernova on January 13, 2015. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray, this release comes complete with bonus content, featuring The Making of Supernova¸ with new interviews with actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Forster, producer Daniel Chuba and filmmaker Jack Sholder.

Beyond comprehension, beyond imagination and beyond the deepest regions of this galaxy…life as we know it is about to end! »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch Clips from the Werewolf Film ‘Late Phases’

20 November 2014 9:46 AM, PST

“I feel like I’m dropping you off in prison,” Will tells his blind father Ambrose as he helps him move into his new home at the Crescent Bay retirement community. The house’s interior is sparse when they arrive, though Ambrose finds a disturbing remnant in his wall that foreshadows horrors to come in Adriån Garcîa Bogliano’s Late Phases, and we have a handful of clips from the film.

“Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it »

- Derek Anderson

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Six Gothic Tales Starring Vincent Price UK Blu-ray Release Details & Special Features

20 November 2014 9:04 AM, PST

Scream Factory gave many classic horror film fans a Halloween treat with the release of The Vincent Price Collection II, and now Arrow Films is looking to sate the viewing appetites of Price fans in England with Six Gothic Tales, due out on December 8th. Comprised of six Roger Corman movies based on Edgar Allan Poe’s works and starring Vincent Price, Arrow Films has unveiled their collection’s special features:

Press Release - “From the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price, and the King of the B’s, Roger Corman, come six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe. Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the limited edition release of this Six Gothic Tales box set. Limited to a run of just 2000 copies, this much-anticipated release will include The Fall of the House of Usher, Tales of Terror, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Haunted Palace »

- Derek Anderson

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