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Comic-Con 2016: Scream Factory Announces 13 New Titles, Including Black Christmas, Willard, Bubba Ho-tep

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Shout! Factory’s “Inside Look” panel took place tonight at Comic-Con, and Scream Factory revealed thirteen upcoming Blu-ray releases for horror fans to look forward to, including Collector’s Edition Blu-rays for Black Christmas (1974), Bubba Ho-Tep, and Rabid, as well as a Slumber Party Massacre double feature Blu-ray and more.

From Scream Factory: “We just revealed the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up:

1. Bubba Ho-tep (2002) (Collector’s Edition) – Stars Bruce Campbell and directed by Don Coscarelli.

2 Willard (1971) – The rare 70s rat-revenge film is (finally) coming to DVD & Blu-ray!

3. Ben (1972) – The sequel to Willard.

4. Black Christmas (1974) (Collector’s Edition) – The original slasher classic!

5. Poltergeist II (1986) (Collector’s Edition)– “They’re Back!”

6. Poltergeist III (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – “They’ve Found Her!”

7. Dreamscape (1984) (Collector’s Edition) – The fantasy cult classic starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.

8. Rabid (1977) (Collector’s Edition) – The early Cronenberg classic! »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: The Woods is Actually Blair Witch, Watch the Trailer Now!

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Surprise! The Woods, directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett, is a stealth Blair Witch sequel. The curtain has officially been lifted by Lionsgate, and we have a new trailer and updated poster:

“A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.”

Blair Witch will be released on September 16th and stars James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid, and Wes Robinson. »

- Jonathan James

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Comic-Con 2016: Rihanna to Play Marion Crane in the Fifth and Final Season of Bates Motel

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A&E made a big announcement at Comic-Con today, revealing that Rihanna will play Marion Crane—the role famously played by Janet Leight in Psycho—in the fifth and final season of Bates Motel:

Press Release: Rihanna has been tapped to play the iconic role of Marion Crane, formerly played by Janet Leigh, in the fifth and final season of A&E’s hit drama series “Bates Motel.” The highly anticipated casting announcement was made today during the season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were on hand with cast Vera Farmiga (“Norma”), Freddie Highmore (“Norman”), Max Thieriot (“Dylan Massett”) and Nestor Carbonell (“Sheriff Alex Romero”) to celebrate the casting, the series and speak to the final season.

“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We »

- Derek Anderson

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Lights Out Interview: Director David F. Sandberg & Lotta Losten on Journeying from Sweden to Hollywood & the Advantages of Technology for Emerging Filmmakers

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Starting today, David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out arrives in theaters everywhere, and at the recent press day for the film, we had the chance to catch up with the director as well as his wife and creative partner, Lotta Losten, to hear about their amazing journey from Sweden to Hollywood. The pair chatted about their inspirations, stepping onto a film set for the first time, and how technology has made this one of the best times ever to be a filmmaker.

Written by Eric Heisserer, Lights Out stars Maria Bello, Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, and Alexander Dipersia, and it was produced by Lawrence Grey and James Wan.

Congrats on the film, guys. What kind of material did you grow up on that may have influenced your creative path or the material that you’re now interested in writing or directing?

David F. Sandberg: I grew up watching lots »

- Heather Wixson

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Comic-Con 2016: New Kong: Skull Island Poster Teases the Massive Monster

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Warner Bros. Pictures will showcase Kong: Skull Island this Saturday at their Comic-Con Hall H panel, but to help hold fans over until then, a new poster has been released teasing what will be the biggest depiction yet of the classic movie monster.

Beginning at 11:30am Pt this Saturday, July 23rd, Warner Bros. will tease several projects to Comic-Con attendees gathered in the cavernous confines of Hall H. Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell, as well as director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, will come onstage to discuss the upcoming film ahead of its March 10th, 2017 theatrical release.

We’re covering Comic-Con live in San Diego, so stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Kong: Skull Island from the Hall H panel.

Poster via Facebook:

The post Comic-Con 2016: New Kong: Skull Island Poster Teases the Massive Monster appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Watch The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer

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After The Walking Dead Season 6’s cliffhanger ending, many fans were wondering how they’d release a trailer without giving away who was on the other end of the bat. However, as those who read the comic book series know, the world of The Walking Dead is getting much bigger, and today’s first Season 7 trailer teases what’s ahead for Rick’s group of survivors, including encounters with new characters such as Ezekiel and his tiger, Shiva.

The Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con is currently underway with guests including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Josh McDermitt, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert.

We’ll update this story shortly after the panel wraps with any interesting details surrounding Season 7, and check back this weekend for full panel videos. »

- Jonathan James

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Comic-Con 2016: New Trailer for Fear The Walking Dead Season 2’s Second Half

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“This is a test. We will outlast death.” After the fiery mid-season finale of Fear The Walking Dead Season 2, the survivors have an uncertain and dangerous journey ahead of them. At the show’s Comic-Con Hall H panel, AMC released a new trailer for the second half of Season 2, and we have it for Daily Dead readers to watch right now.

The Mid-Season 2 premiere of Fear The Walking Dead will air on AMC on August 21st at 9:00pm Est. Viewers can look forward to eight more new episodes in the second half of Season 2.

The new trailer shows the aftermath of the group splitting up in three different directions after leaving Celia’s compound. The footage hints at a lot to look forward to in the back half of Season 2. Showrunner Dave Erickson and company will continue to explore different cultures and settings that Walking Dead fans haven’t seen onscreen yet. »

- Derek Anderson

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Photos & Preview Videos from Outcast Episode 107, Directed by Leigh Janiak

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Directed by Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon), Outcast Episode 107 is teased in photos and preview videos showing Kyle, Allison, and Reverend Anderson reflecting on “The Damage Done.” The next installment of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast airs tonight on Cinemax at 10:00pm Est.

“Episode 107 – “The Damage Done”: Kyle (Patrick Fugit) and Allison (Kate Lyn Sheil) revisit their past; Rev. Anderson (Philip Glenister) gets carried away during Remembrance Day.

“Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and has sequestered himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Now, with the help of Reverand Anderson (Philip Glenister), a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth, the young man embarks on a journey to »

- Tamika Jones

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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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Richie witnesses his father being attacked by a werewolf while spending a weekend with him at a secluded cabin. Will the townspeople believe that his father will turn into the beast beholden to the moon? Check out these clips and the official trailer for Nathan H. Juran’s (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman) The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) before its Blu-ray release on July 26th from Scream Factory.

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Blu-ray: “Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father ’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, no one in the town will believe Richie’s claims that his father will change into a werewolf at the next full moon. »

- Tamika Jones

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Comic-Con 2016: Godzilla Resurgence Acquired by Funimation for North, Central and South American Release

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Great news for Godzilla fans in the Americas. Last night at Comic-Con, Funimation announced that they have acquired distribution rights for Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla: Resurgence) for North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean:

San Diego, July 22, 2016 — Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation® Films announced its acquisition of the live action film “Shin Godzilla” from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release “Shin Godzilla” in theaters in late 2016.

“Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring ‘Shin Godzilla’ to audiences across the Americas,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation.

“Shin Godzilla” (“Shin Gojira”) is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju »

- Jonathan James

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Horror Highlights: The Shining Enamel Pin, Lost Episode Fest Toronto 2016 Lineup, Pitchfork

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“All work and no play makes a Jack a dull boy”. Cavity Colors’ The Shining-inspired pin, in collaboration with artist Bruce Parker, is limited to only 300 pins and is available right now. Also in today’s Highlights: the lineup for Lost Episode Fest Toronto 2016 and the new teaser trailer for Pitchfork.

Cavity Colors’ The Shining Pin Release Details: From Cavity Colors: “We’re super excited to finally release a collaboration with our friend, and incredible artist Bruce Parker.

We have many more collaborations with Bruce on the way,

but it’s time to feast your eyes on this newest pin offering!

– Limited Edition Of 300 for 1st pressing *

Once this pin sells out, we are unsure if (or) when it will be re-stocked.

– 1.5 inches tall

– Hard Enamel Pin with a shiny finish that resembles an Axe Blade!

– Double rubber clutch on the back for secure attachment

– Cavitycolors logo stamp on the »

- Tamika Jones

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Comic-Con 2016: Show Floor Gallery Includes Life-Size Pinhead, Jason, Freddy, and Slimer

21 July 2016 7:19 PM, PDT

There’s no shortage of new collectibles for horror fans roaming the Comic-Con show floor. From figures, to props, and life-size busts, there’s a little something for everyone, and we’ve put together a gallery of our favorites, including a life-size Slimer, and 1:1 Freddy, Jason, and Pinhead busts.

Hollywood Collectibles is located in booth 4431 and features the life-size Slimer, a 1:1 Pinhead bust, a 1:1 Zuni doll from Trilogy of Terror, props from Aliens, and much more. Over at Neca (booth 3145), they have their full slate of current and upcoming figures on display, including Aliens, Predator, and horror icons. Cinemaquette looks to be making a bigger push into quality horror collectibles, with prototypes of their 1:1 Freddy, Jason, and Underworld busts.

If you’re headed to Comic-Con, make sure to take the time to stop by and check these out. Catch up on our other galleries from the »

- Jonathan James

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Comic-Con 2016: New Teaser Trailer for Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show

21 July 2016 6:40 PM, PDT

Fox does the time warp again in a new teaser trailer for The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot that includes Tim Curry as the criminologist narrator.

Comic-Con attendees can see an early screening of Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Room 6De at 8:15pm Pt. We have official details on the reboot below, as well as the new teaser trailer:

“Fox is doing the Time Warp, with a brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, set to air Fall 2016.

A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and Brad (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-furter’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode. Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror – a muscle-bound »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: MTV Announces that Teen Wolf Will Conclude with Sixth Season

21 July 2016 5:54 PM, PDT

Today is a bittersweet one for Teen Wolf fans, as MTV released the show’s Season 6 trailer and announced that the 20-episode season will be the series’ last.

Below, we have the official press release with full details on MTV’s announcement, and we also have the Teen Wolf Season 6 trailer for fans to watch:

Press Release:San Diego, CA (July 21, 2016) – MTV today announced to a packed room of over four thousand, die-hard fans at San Diego Comic-Con that its beloved drama horror series “Teen Wolf” will conclude with its sixth and final season premiering in November. The series – which spawned a legion of fans, pioneered social TV, and made international stars of Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien – will draw to a close with a 20-episode season, ending with its 100th episode in 2017.

Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan Sprayberry, Cody Christian and Khylin Rhambo, along with executive producer Jeff Davis »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Watch The Strain Season 3 Music Video “Vamps Boom” & Behind-the-Scenes Footage

21 July 2016 5:18 PM, PDT

The Strain Season 3 doesn’t premiere until late August, but to get you in the strigoi slaying mood right now, FX released a new music video featuring Fet, Setrakian, and Gus performing their apocalyptic tune, “Vamps Boom”, and it has to be seen to be believed.

The Strain’s Kevin Durand, David Bradley and Miguel Gomez sting you with their hook. Introducing the summer’s most infectious new beat, Vamps Boom!

The Strain, the acclaimed thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling “The Strain Trilogy” by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will begin its third season on FX on Sunday, August 28th at 10 Pm Et/Pt. As season three begins, New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the people of New York City must fight for survival on their own. The question is who will win? Humans or strigoi? »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Photos of Ash Vs Evil Dead Figures from Neca

21 July 2016 4:40 PM, PDT

In addition to the cast and crew of Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead attending Comic-Con this year, Neca is also bringing the series to booth #3145 with their display of Series 1 Ash vs Evil Dead figures.

Initially showcased at Toy Fair, Neca’s Ash vs Evil Dead figures include two versions of Ash—one with his boomstick and chainsaw hand, and the other with his Value Stop uniform. The third item in Series 1 is the Necronomicon demon Eligos, who looks like he’d be right at home amongst Pinhead’s pack.

All three figures stand about seven inches tall and are expected to come out later this month. You can view them in their full groovy glory in our photos from the show floor below, and we also have official details for the items. To learn more, visit Neca’s website. [Photo Credit: Jordan Smith / Daily Dead]

From Neca: “Ash is back, baby!

Neca presents a »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3 Video Game Teased in New Screenshots & Poster

21 July 2016 1:42 PM, PDT

Earlier this summer at E3, Telltale Games released the reveal trailer for The Walking Dead Season 3 video game, and now they’re celebrating with Skybound Entertainment at Comic-Con with the unveiling of several new screenshots and a poster teasing the return of Clementine.

From Telltale: “In celebration of Sdcc this week, Telltale joined our friends at Skybound Entertainment live on stage to discuss a few more details on our upcoming season of The Walking Dead.

Eagle-eyed fans will recognize that the poster revealed today is an homage to the original poster for The Walking Dead when the concept was first shown at Sdcc in 2011. In contrast to the original, Clem is no longer being protected, and stands shoulder to shoulder with mysterious newcomer Javier. We’ll be sharing some details later this summer on how you may be able to get your hands on a special limited-edition run of this poster. »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Elvira to Celebrate Her Upcoming Photo Book with Autograph Signing

21 July 2016 11:14 AM, PDT

Elvira, Cassandra Peterson’s iconic character, will celebrate her 35th anniversary this fall with a new retrospective photo book from Tweeterhead, and to celebrate, the Mistress of the Dark is heading to San Diego Comic-Con to sign autographs this Saturday:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA — Actress/Writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local La television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The book is filled with over 300 photographs, many never-before-seen, and commentary by Ms. Peterson. It is published by Tweeterhead and will be released on October 5, 2016. The book is currently available for pre-order and can be purchased on www. »

- Derek Anderson

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An American Werewolf In London 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced

21 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT

“Keep clear of the Moors,” because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing An American Werewolf in London on a restored 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray this fall.

Scheduled for a September 27th release, the cover art for the new Blu-ray has yet to be revealed, but it will come with a special sleeve exclusive to the release. The film will be restored, giving viewers a better look at John Landis’ lycanthrope mayhem and Rick Baker’s incredible, Oscar-winning makeup effects.

So far, the list of special features for the anniversary Blu-ray are the same ones that were included on the 2009 Full Moon Edition Blu-ray, making the restoration the only new element, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements regarding this release. In the meantime, we have a list of the special features below. Will the 35th anniversary An American Werewolf in London Blu-ray make it on your shelf? »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: New Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake

21 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT

Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake has been “in the can” for some time, and now we have a trailer and a new release date for the film. From Relativity Studios, Before I Wake stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher, 2007’s The Mist), Kate Bosworth (Straw Dogs remake), and Jacob Tremblay (Room) and will hit theaters on September 9th.

“In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody.  Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody’s imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark »

- Tamika Jones

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