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31 Netflix Instant Titles to Get You Ready for Halloween

8 hours ago

With every horror fan’s favorite time of year just right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 31 genre-related titles currently available on Netflix Instant that undoubtedly will get you ready for the Halloween season.

Happy Haunting!

Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)

David is the only one who knows the truth about the aliens invading his small town in this remake of the 50s science-fiction classic.

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead.

Fright Night (Tom Holland)

When Charley Brewster discovers that his suave new neighbor is a vampire, he seeks help from actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter.

Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick)

Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, »

- Heather Wixson

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Scream Factory Announces Love at First Bite and Once Bitten Blu-rays

10 hours ago

The vampire sub-genre can be as dark and foreboding as the basement of a Transylvanian castle, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be navigated with a well-lit lantern of laughs. Today, the folks at Scream Factory ushered in October with the announcement that they are bringing the vampire comedies Love at First Bite and Once Bitten to Blu-ray for the first time.

Scream Factory plans to release 1979’s Love at First Bite and 1985’s Once Bitten to Blu-ray sometime around Valentine’s Day 2015, so take note if you’re already looking for date night movies. Extras have yet to be revealed, but based on their solid track record, Scream Factory is likely cooking up some bonus goodies in the cauldron.

Love at First Bite stars George Hamilton as a bride-seeking Count Vladimir Dracula wandering the New York City streets after being kicked out of his Transylvanian abode. Once Bitten »

- Derek Anderson

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Lineup for the 11th Annual Rock and Shock Horror Convention Includes Tom Savini & Brad Dourif

11 hours ago

The people who brought to life memorable horror movie characters like Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, Child’s Play’s Chucky, The Howling’s Karen White, Dawn of the Dead’s Blades, and many more are gathering in Massachusetts with a heavy metal backdrop this October. Celebrating scares and guitar shredding, the lineup for the 11th Annual Rock and Shock horror convention has been unveiled.

Worcester, Ma (October 1, 2014)- “The air is getting crisp. Stores are pushing Pumpkin Spice everything. It’s time to gear up for the biggest horror convention on the East Coast for the Halloween season! October 17th through 19th (with a pre-show concert starring King Diamond on the 16th), Rock and Shock will celebrate their 11th year bringing the creeps and the metal (which are often the same thing) to Worcester, Ma. We’ll be packing the show with excellent guests, killer bands, awesome vendors, »

- Derek Anderson

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Preview Pages from the First Issue of Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine

15 hours ago

During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we officially announced Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine, a new monthly magazine from the team behind Daily Dead. We’ve been hard at work behind-the-scenes and those who joined our newsletter were able to check out the first issue last week. The first issue is now available for anyone to read and we’ve put together a set of preview pages to give you a good idea of what to expect.

Instead of releasing just a preview issue, as previously announced, the first full issue of Deadly is now available! This issue is packed with the latest horror & sci-fi coverage, with multiple special features, including an exclusive interview with Kevin Smith, a tribute to Stan Winston, a review of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, a House II retrospective with the cast & director, and much more.

To subscribe now and read the full first issue, »

- Jonathan James

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Main Titles Revealed for American Horror Story: Freak Show

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With the arrival of October, we’re getting ever closer to stepping foot in Elsa Mars’ spectacular sideshow, and FX has revealed a new nugget to help hold us over: the official opening credits. Shot to look like vintage stop-motion style, the main titles for American Horror Story: Freak Show features a bizarre batch of miniatures hinting at the sideshow’s sinister side.

American Horror Story (Ahs) returns with an all-new gritty and gripping season, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt (check local listings). 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 year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. »

- Derek Anderson

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Preview Panels from The Walking Dead #132

16 hours ago

After more than ten years of writing The Walking Dead, you’d think that Robert Kirkman would run out of new ways to surprise us, but that certainly can’t be said after you read The Walking Dead #132. The first of two issues being released in October, we have a few preview panels you can check out if you haven’t read the full issue yet.

If you find yourself confused that this issue is already out, you’re not alone. Skybound has released The Walking Dead #132 a week earlier than originally planned. Issue #133 was set to be released on October 22nd and we’ll let you know if anything changes with that release date. The preview below is thanks to our friends at TheWalkingDead.com!

The Walking Dead #132

Story: Robert Kirkman

Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, & Cliff Rathburn

Cover: Charlie Adlard & Dave Stewart

October 01

$2.99

“Happiness.”

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- Jonathan James

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Watch the New Trailer for Interstellar

17 hours ago

“Can’t we just let it go?” “This thing needs to learn how to adapt, Murph… like the rest of us.” In Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, people are struggling to survive as Earth slowly dies. Humanity looks to the stars for guidance, sending a group led by Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper into another galaxy to find a new planet for us to populate, and the third trailer for the sci-fi adventure shows waves as tall as mountains.

“With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.”

Interstellar has assembled a pretty massive cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet, and Matt Damon. »

- Derek Anderson

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New Clip from The Babadook

18 hours ago

While horror fans in the Us have to wait until November 27th for The Babadook, those in the UK get to see it on October 24th and we have a new UK clip where Amelia receives a disturbing call.

“Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, »

- Jonathan James

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Writer Selected for Zombieland 2, Ruben Fleischer to Direct

18 hours ago

Just like the macabre monsters they showcase, living dead films don’t die easily in film purgatory. In the wake of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ recent reanimation, the long-dormant sequel to Zombieland has awakened, risen, and is now lumbering through the early stages of development, as Sony Pictures has hired a writer to pen the sequel, and a familiar face is set to return to the director’s chair.

Currently referred to as Zombieland 2, the follow-up to 2009’s endearing zom-com is reported by Deadline to be heating up after a long stint on the back burner. Sony recently brought in Dave Callaham to pen the picture and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is set to oversee the script’s creation and return at the helm, though an official deal for the director’s chair has yet to be made. Callaham received a story credit for this year’s Godzilla »

- Derek Anderson

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Read an Exclusive Excerpt from An English Ghost Story

18 hours ago

For one family in England, a move to a new home in rural Somerset initially brings out the best in their treatment of each other, but the walls housing their newfound harmony have perilous plans in store. The house in Kim Newman’s new novel, An English Ghost Story, is not “home sweet home” material, and readers can experience moving day in the exclusive excerpt provided to us by Titan Books.

“A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most – threatening to destroy them from the inside out. A stand-alone novel from acclaimed author Kim Newman.

Kim Newman is a well known »

- Derek Anderson

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Daily Dead’s 2014 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

30 September 2014 7:44 PM, PDT

One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance.

Here are some of the thrills and chills coming to your televisions this October. Please keep in mind that full schedules have not been announced everywhere yet, so we’ll be sure to update you guys with any additions to the calendar. All times listed are Et/Pt:

Wednesday, October 1st

2:00pm – The Dead (SyFy)

4:30pm – Dead Season (SyFy)

6:30pm – Halloween II (2009) (SyFy)

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- Heather Wixson

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Review: ABCs of Death 2

30 September 2014 6:46 PM, PDT

When Drafthouse Films released the twisted horror short anthology The ABC’s Of Death two years ago, it was an anarchistic free-for-all where the enlisted filmmakers were all in unknown territory like the wild west. Some of them went for juvenile humor, others wanted to find out how fast they could gross out their audience to the point of puking in the aisles and a couple, like D is for Dogfight and Q is for Quack, that were creative segments that really stood out from the herd.

If this year’s vastly superior sequel has proved one thing, it’s that as long as this franchise continues to grow, there will be hungry filmmakers lined up that not only have a great thirst for cinematic carnage, but will feel determined to obliterate their competition and surpass the quality of their predecessors.

E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills) drew first blood this time »

- Sean McClannahan

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New Footage from the First Episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show

30 September 2014 4:21 PM, PDT

“I knew I was about to enter the gates of Hell, but like the inescapable pull of gravity, there was nothing I could do about it.” In 1952, Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler join Elsa Mars’ sideshow, well aware that the carny lifestyle is in peril. But with a murderous clown on the prowl, a way of life isn’t all that’s in danger in the new promo for American Horror Story: Freak Show’s first episode.

American Horror Story (Ahs) returns with an all-new gritty and gripping season, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt (check local listings). 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 year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, »

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Exclusive Artwork from The Demon’s Rook

30 September 2014 3:25 PM, PDT

It may be new, but Tribeca Film’s The Demon’s Rook looks like a lost flick from the midnight horror heyday of the 1980’s, when you could watch practical effects ooze from the tube late into the night. With The Demon’s Rook now available on VOD platforms, we’ve been provided with exclusive artwork, along with behind-the-scenes photos from the old school-styled, practical effects-laden creature feature.

“I’ve been drawing and painting creatures all my life. Putting them down on paper is the easy part for me, but bringing them into our plane of existence takes a specialized kind of wizardry that took me a while to figure out,” said co-writer/director/star James Sizemore

“We decided early on that we were going to go with the more is more approach to shooting the monsters,” said producer Tim Reis. “James put an astounding amount of detail into the »

- Derek Anderson

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April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama to Feature George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead

30 September 2014 1:45 PM, PDT

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” Zombie fans can watch Ken Foree utter this immortal line on the big screen now that 1978’s Dawn of the Dead is headlining next year’s April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama’s Saturday night lineup. One of our favorite horror events of the year, the movie marathon takes place not far from where George A. Romero filmed his seminal sequel.

On their Facebook page, the folks behind Drive-In Monster-Rama announced that they have secured the Dcp (Digital Cinema Package) of George A. Romero’s classic 1978 zombie film, Dawn of the Dead, to headline their Saturday night lineup.

Held every year in September and April, the Drive-In Monster-Rama shows eight classic horror movies over two nights on a huge drive-in screen in Vandergrift, Pa’s Riverside Drive In Theatre (mere miles away from the Monroeville Mall, where Romero »

- Derek Anderson

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Production Begins on A Monster Calls

30 September 2014 12:04 PM, PDT

Focus Features has announced that production has started on A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the Patrick Ness novel that’s being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona:

“Vancouver, BC and Santa Monica, CA, September 30, 2014 – Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. Participant Media and River Road Entertainment are financing the Apaches Entertainment production, in association with Telecinco Cinema and La Trini Films. The film, adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning children’s fantasy novel, will be released by Focus Features domestically; Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain; and Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) International is handling foreign sales throughout the rest of the world. A Monster Calls is slated for a fall 2016 release.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about 12-year-old Conor (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to »

- Jonathan James

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Annabelle

30 September 2014 11:09 AM, PDT

The young Forms family thought they moved away from the horror of their past, but they unknowingly packed it with them. A prequel spin-off to The Conjuring, Annabelle hits theaters later this week, and two new B-roll videos show the filming of the Forms’ desperate meeting with Father Perez, the crafting of a classic stormy night atmosphere, setting up a baby carriage / garbage truck collision, and more.

“She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle.

Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.

New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “Annabelle” begins before the evil was unleashed.

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. »

- Derek Anderson

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Release Date Announced for Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels

30 September 2014 10:12 AM, PDT

The final chapter in the Hellraiser mythos is nearly upon us! Around this time last year, it was revealed that Clive Barker had finished The Scarlet Gospels and that St. Martin’s Press would be releasing it in 2015. We now have the official release date directly from Clive Barker:

“At Long Last… Pinhead Returns. You’ve been waiting twenty years for this story… sign up on the Clive Barker mailing list at www.realclivebarker.com for updates! Harry D’Amour (the hard-boiled paranormal detective from the movie Lord of Illusions) going head to head with the Hellpriest known as Pinhead (in his first literary appearance since The Hellbound Heart). A roller coaster of terror that explains who the Cenobites are, where they came from… and how their world comes to an end. The long-awaited final chapter in the Hellraiser mythos… Available May 19th 2015 From St. Martin’S Press.”

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- Jonathan James

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Re-Animator: The Musical Returns in Time for Halloween

30 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT

It has just been announced that Re-Animator: The Musical will return for new performances in Hollywood this October with new performers and brand new songs:

““Re-Animator ™ the Musical” tells the story of Herbert West, a brilliant young medical student who has created a glowing green serum that can bring the dead back to life. What should be a medical breakthrough results in hideous monstrosities and ghastly consequences. “I guess he just wasn’t fresh enough,” is West’s constant refrain in his quest for fresh subjects. Graham Skipper, who won a Best New Performer Award at the New York Musical Theater Festival for his crowd-pleasing turn, returns as the demented young genius.

And operatic Jesse Merlin is back as Dr. Carl Hill who loses his head for Meg, the dean’s beautiful daughter, only to actually lose it at the hands of Herbert West. But thanks to the glowing re-agent, »

- Jonathan James

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray & DVD Release Details

30 September 2014 8:39 AM, PDT

It has been officially announced that Fox Home Entertainment will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd, with an early Digital HD release on November 11th:

“Los Angeles, Calif. (September 30, 2014) – Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD™ November 11. The film quickly became the highest grossing film in the franchise, netting nearly $680 million at the box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.

Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of The Planet of the Apes. It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of »

- Jonathan James

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