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August VOD Releases Include Final Girl, The Boy, Turbo Kid

1 August 2015 11:53 AM, PDT

There are a lot of great movies arriving on VOD for the month of August, which should undoubtedly please all you genre fans who love to catch on some of the best indie horror and sci-fi titles from the comfort of your own homes. We kick things off with The Last Survivors from Dark Sky Films and the very same day, Uncork’d Entertainment is unleashing their werewolf flick Dark Moon Rising which stars Eric Roberts.

On August 7th, A24 is planning on taking viewers to some Dark Places, and we’ve got a handful of movies arriving in mid-month including the thriller Cop Car starring Kevin Bacon and the stylized revenge tale Final Girl featuring the always great Abigail Breslin. A few days later, SpectreVision’s The Boy arrives on VOD and one of my personal favorite films of 2015, the spunky post-apocalyptic action adventure tale Turbo Kid, will be released on August 28th. »

- Heather Wixson

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Listen to a New Broadcast of the King Falls Am Radio Show

1 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT

King Falls Am co-hosts Sammy Stevens and Ben Arnold have listened to their fair share of strange phone calls to the station, but the one in their latest show may be the most bizarre one yet. Sit back, relax, and keep an eye on the sky—it's time for another broadcast of King Falls Am.

Hosted by Sammy Stevens (formerly known as Shotgun Sammy from the Bj & Kazoo Morning Show) and Ben Arnold, King Falls Am is a late-night radio talk show that broadcasts out of small-town America and covers a wide range of eerie topics that are right at home on the "Listen" section of Daily Dead. Expect to hear new broadcasts of the show on the 1st and 15th of every month, and you can listen to the seventh broadcast right now!

There's now another way to listen to Sammy and Ben discuss the eerie events of their supernaturally charged town, »

- Derek Anderson

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Pieces

1 August 2015 10:32 AM, PDT

“It’s exactly what you think it is!”

“You don’t have to go to Texas for a Chainsaw Massacre!”

Indeed. It’s not often that a film will tell you exactly their intention, their mission statement, right up front. With a film like Pieces (1982),  it’s a badge of honor, worn proudly, a tattered and bloodied flag waving proudly from its mast on the seas of horror. Not only is Pieces exactly what we think it is, it’s so much more – one of the most cheerfully odd, sleazy slashers to come out of the VHS era. Pull out your slickers folks, things are about to get messy.

Filmed in Spain (subbing for Boston, Mass.), Pieces was released there in August of ’82, with a North American run distributed by Film Ventures International in September of ’83. Surprisingly, it did quite well, bringing in over 2 million Us after playing only 104 theatres. »

- Scott Drebit

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Contest: Win Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead on Blu-ray

1 August 2015 9:42 AM, PDT

Featuring telepathy, a zombie-fueled truck, plenty of living dead mayhem, and much more, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead hits Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead synopsis: "In the aftermath of a comet breaking up over Earth, most of the planet’s population quickly succumbs to a strange disease which turns them into “zombies.” Few survive, and those who do, quickly discover all existing fuel sources have been rendered useless by the plague.

Trapped in a wilderness teeming with living dead, one of the survivors, Barry, has lost everything except his sister, Brooke. But even as the disaster unfolds, Brooke is kidnapped by a gang of paramilitary thugs and dragged off to a terrifying medical lab run by a psychotic “doctor” who is performing a series of deranged experiments on plague survivors. As »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Hellboy In Hell #7 Preview Pages, Watch a Clip from Final Girl, Shivers Down Your Spine Details

1 August 2015 8:54 AM, PDT

When will Hellboy learn that there's always a catch? A four-page preview of Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy in Hell #7 is below. Also: a Final Girl clip starring Abigail Breslin and Blu-ray / DVD details for Shivers Down Your Spine.

Hellboy in Hell #7: “The Hounds of Pluto” Part 1 of 2.

A sickness eats away at Hellboy. Though he’s dead, he risks losing himself and becoming one of the hollow phantoms that haunt Hell. A team of doctors promises a cure, but they need something from him first.

Writer: Mike Mignola. Artist: Mike Mignola. Colorist: Dave Stewart. Cover Artist: Mike Mignola. Publication Date: August 26, 2015. Format: Fc, 32 pages; Ongoing. Price: $2.99"

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Final Girl: Making his feature directorial debut, Tyler Shields' Final Girl arrives in select theaters and VOD on August 14th:

Press Release: "Renowned photographer to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tyler Shields will captivate audiences with his debut feature film, »

- Tamika Jones

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‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Has Passed Away

31 July 2015 4:04 PM, PDT

Equally as legendary onscreen as he was in the ring, we're saddened by the news that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61.

According to Variety, Piper died from a heart attack last night at his home in Hollywood. A formidable force in the wrestling ring since the late 1970s, Piper cemented his star status within the horror and sci-fi genres by playing the lead role of Nada in John Carpenter's They Live (1988).

Piper also had memorable roles in Hell Comes to Frogtown, The Outer Limits TV revival series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies, to name a few. Our thoughts go out to Roddy Piper's family and friends and we'll continue to update this post with comments from those that knew him.

John Carpenter's remembrance from Twitter:

I'm devastated by the passing of my friend Roddy Piper. Great wrestler, underrated actor, »

- Derek Anderson

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AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Fear The Walking Dead Season 2

31 July 2015 3:38 PM, PDT

Officially confirming what Greg Nicotero mentioned during our Comic-Con interview session and showing that they like what they've seen from the first episodes, AMC announced that Fear The Walking Dead will be getting an expanded episode order for its second season:

"Beverly Hills, CA – July 31, 2015 – AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour a 15-episode order for the second season of “Fear the Walking Dead,” which will air in 2016. One of summer’s most anticipated new series, “Fear the Walking Dead” was greenlit back in March for two seasons. As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt with an extended 90-minute episode. The premiere will also air on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime.* A special episode of “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick »

- Jonathan James

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William Castle & Hammer DVD Collections Announced, The Incredible Two-headed Transplant Coming to Blu-ray

31 July 2015 3:32 PM, PDT

Hammer horror fans are in for a treat, as respective collections of five William Castle films and five Hammer horror movies are coming out on Blu-ray in August, and The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant has been set to come out on Blu-ray.

The William Castle and Hammer horror collections will respectively come out on DVD August 18th from Mill Creek. The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant, meanwhile, is slated for release later this year by Kino Lorber. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

From Mill Creek: "Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Alfred Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll »

- Derek Anderson

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Samantha Mathis Talks The Strain Season 2

31 July 2015 2:50 PM, PDT

One of the new additions to the cast of FX's The Strain this season is Samantha Mathis (Under the Dome, American Psycho), who plays Councilwoman Justine Feraldo. Daily Dead recently participated in an interview call with Mathis, who discussed her character's determination to kill the bloodthirsty strigoi, Justine's strengths, and much more.

Mathis on early memories of watching vampire movies:

"I remember being five or six years old and sitting in my father’s living room in the summertime, in Brooklyn at night, sort of cuddled between him and my stepmother watching Dracula movies. To see those movies—maybe I wasn’t five or six, maybe I was seven or eight—but those really old Bela Lugosi movies, they terrified me. I think that that sort of continued thematically through several horror movies. Things that go bump in the night. That sort of evil lurking outside your window has »

- Derek Anderson

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New Look at Lucy Lawless in Ash Vs Evil Dead

31 July 2015 1:40 PM, PDT

Starz has unveiled a new photo from Ash vs Evil Dead, giving fans a new look at Lucy Lawless as Ruby Knowby in the upcoming horror comedy series.

Recently at Comic-Con, Lawless discussed her character in Ash vs Evil Dead:

"My character's name is Knowby, K-n-o-w-b-y. Professor Knowby was the original owner of the  Necronomicon and she’s related to him. So, she's definitely carrying a big ass chip on her shoulder as to what Ash did to her family and the fact that he has begun a new Deadite plague now too.

She's absolutely gunning for him in a very obsessive way. Everything is all his fault, and she’s right to blame him."

To read our recent coverage of Ash vs Evil Dead, visit:

New Photo of Bruce Campbell as Ash Ash vs Evil Dead Comic-Con Interviews Special Issue of Deadly Magazine First Full-Length Trailer Ash vs Evil Dead »

- Derek Anderson

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Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street Lawn Gnomes

31 July 2015 12:53 PM, PDT

If R.L. Stine's Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes is one of your favorite Goosebumps books, then you might really dig two new outdoor ornaments from Morbid Enterprises that respectively depict the slasher of Crystal Lake and the haunter of Elm Street as lawn gnomes.

Now available to pre-order from Entertainment Earth and recently featured on Bloody Disgusting, both the Jason and Freddy lawn gnomes are priced at $22.99 and are due out this August, giving horror hounds plenty of time to add them to their front yard Halloween decoration plans.

From Entertainment Earth: "Friday the 13th Jason Lawn Gnome: Your average lawn gnome, this is not! Every day is Friday the 13th with this Friday the 13th Jason Lawn Gnome in your garden. Is that a good thing? Made of plastic, Jason stands 15-inches tall. Ages 17 and up.

From Entertainment Earth: "Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Lawn Gnome: Bet »

- Derek Anderson

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AMC Renews Humans for Second Season

31 July 2015 10:46 AM, PDT

Fans of AMC's artificial intelligence-centric thriller, Humans, will be pleased to know that the network has renewed the series for a second season:

Press Release: "New York / London – July 31, 2015 – AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Humans” has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans” from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season and has averaged 2.0 million viewers and 1.0 million adults 25-54 through its first four episodes in live+3 ratings. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years; season one has attracted an 18.0% share of the UK »

- Derek Anderson

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Kino Lorber to Issue Madhouse Blu-ray Replacement Discs

31 July 2015 9:53 AM, PDT

As someone who was very excited for Kino Lorber's release of Madhouse on Blu-ray, I was disappointed to find that significant audio sync issues were apparent nearly as soon as the movie started. Reports of the problem made their way to Kino Lorber almost immediately and, after a brief investigation into the issue, they've made fans of this cult classic happy with the announcement that they're correcting the issue and will send out replacement discs to anyone who purchased the new Blu-ray:

"After reviewing our Madhouse Blu-ray discs, we found that some scenes had minor sync issues as reported. Due to problems of irregular sound synchronization, Kino Lorber will re-author and will send replacement discs of the Fixed version to those who’ve purchased the Blu-ray of Madhouse.

Please click on the Madhouse Exchange Program link below and fill out the form. Replacements are currently in production; we will »

- Jonathan James

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Contest: Win a Copy of Midian Unmade: Tales Of Clive Barker’S Nightbreed

31 July 2015 9:04 AM, PDT

Now available from Tor Books is the Nightbreed sequel anthology, Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed, featuring an introduction by Barker and short stories from a wide range of great writers. We've been provided with one copy of Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed to give away.

"Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals.

Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.

Contributors include: Karl Alexander, »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Exorcism: Live!, Goodnight Mommy Trailer, Zombie Day Apocalypse, My Stepdaughter Clip

31 July 2015 7:54 AM, PDT

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers and Chip Coffey want to, as Ace Ventura would say, "Exorcise the demons", from the original Exorcist House. Also: a trailer for Goodnight Mommy, first details on Zombie Day Apocalypse, and a new clip for My Stepdaughter.

Exorcism: Live! Press Release (via TV by the Numbers): "(Los Angeles, CA) – Destination America announces it will host the first Live televised exorcism in U.S. history, Exorcism: Live! on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c. The network dedicated to all-American entertainment will revisit the story and the frightening house that inspired the iconic movie The Exorcist on its 66th anniversary this October. The live event will take place at the original Exorcist House in the suburbs of St. Louis where the infamous ritual was performed on Roland Doe in 1949. No one has ever attempted to rid the lurking spirits and demons that inhabit this home, until now. Exorcism: Live! »

- Tamika Jones

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New Fright Rags T-Shirts Feature Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger & Leatherface

30 July 2015 6:30 PM, PDT

Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Leatherface make for an imposing trio on foot, but imagine the hellish havoc they'd wreak behind the wheel. In three new T-shirts, Fright Rags depicts these horror icons revving their engines in Kustom Kulture style.

Priced at $25.00 apiece, the "Crystal Lake Cruiser", "Dream Machine", and "Meat Mobile" T-shirts are now available to order online at Fright Rags.

The post New Fright Rags T-Shirts Feature Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger & Leatherface appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Contest: Win Toolbox Murders 2 on Blu-ray

30 July 2015 1:43 PM, PDT

On August 4th, Scream Factory will unleash the "handyman of horror" in high-definition with their Toolbox Murders 2 Blu-ray, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

Toolbox Murders 2 synopsis: "Thought you saw the whole nail-biting, gut-wrenching story? Think again.

The handyman of horror is back with a new box of tricks in Toolbox Murders 2, a terrifying sequel to Tobe Hooper's 2004 reimagining of the 1978 cult favorite. Picking up directly after the events of Hooper's shocking film, Toolbox Murders 2 ratchets up the terror as it follows one of Hollywood's most twisted killers. Resurfacing in the darkest corners of the L.A. underworld with a serious axe to grind, the killer hammers out a plan to put the screws to a new victim: Samantha, the sister of his prey from his previous rampage. Soon Samantha finds herself held captive in a house of horrors and forced »

- Derek Anderson

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ZombiU Headed to Next-Gen Consoles and PC as Zombi

30 July 2015 1:08 PM, PDT

Although a sequel to the ZombiU video game never materialized, the living dead franchise will soon spread its reach to new gamers. Beginning August 18th, ZombiU—formerly a Wii U exclusive—will be available to download digitally on next-gen consoles and PC under its new title, Zombi.

Press Release (via Gamasutra): "London, UK — July 30, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft ® announced the development of Zombi, an upgrade of the acclaimed survival-horror game, coming as a digital download for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC on August 18, 2015.

After being one of the Wii U™ flagship titles in 2012, Zombi returns to challenge gamers on multiple new platforms to find out how long they can survive in dilapidated, infected London. For the second time in history, a great plague has shrouded the city in a fog of death. Thousands have died, or worse, been infected by a sickness more gruesome than death. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Walking Dead Season 6 Photos

30 July 2015 12:10 PM, PDT

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge) and more are featured in the latest batch of The Walking Dead Season 6 photos from Entertainment Weekly.

“...The Walking Dead” season six will premiere Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt with an extended 90-minute episode. As in previous seasons, the show’s sixth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 11th and the final eight returning February 2016....

...Internationally, “The Walking Dead” will return to audiences in 125+ Fox International Channels (Fic) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere, as part of Fic’s continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally."

To read our recent coverage of The Walking Dead Season 6, visit:

More Season 6 Photos Season 6 Walker Photos The Walking Dead Season 6 Comic-Con Interviews – Part 1 The Walking Dead Season 6 Comic-Con Interviews – Part 2 Season »

- Derek Anderson

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Fantastic Fest 2015 First Wave Includes Bone Tomahawk, The Invitation

30 July 2015 11:19 AM, PDT

Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, and more star in the horror Western Bone Tomahawk, the closing film of Fantastic Fest 2015. Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is also included in the first wave of programming for the Austin-based festival that kicks off September 24th.

Press Release: "Austin, TX - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, which profiles Refn's collection of vintage exploitation-era American movie posters. "We're very excited about this year's mix of premieres, unique events and a retrospective theme unlike any other featuring audacious and »

- Derek Anderson

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