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Watch the New Trailer for Carrie

4 April 2013 5:14 PM, PDT

The remake of Carrie was originally set open in theaters in March, but got pushed back to October 18th. We saw a handful of photos and the teaser trailer late last year, but get a much better look at the movie in the latest trailer from Sony.

“The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to »

- Jonathan James

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Review: Stitches

4 April 2013 4:35 PM, PDT

It seems safe to assume that clowns became “scary” in the mid-1970s, when John Wayne Gacy, branded “The Killer Clown,” murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men. 35-plus years later, director and co-writer Conor McMahon makes them funny again in Stitches, a horror-comedy about a grease-painted balloon folder who returns from the dead to exact revenge on the kids whose taunting inadvertently caused his death six years before.

Aiming for a gruesomely silly vibe that plays like equal parts American Pie and Evil Dead 2, Stitches preys on teenage foibles and clown clichés alike, offering mostly solid if not quite cult-classic-level fun.

Ross Noble plays Stitches, a drunken lout who dies in a bloody kitchen accident after kids at a birthday party decide they don’t like the performance he’s giving. Some six years later, birthday boy Tom (Tommy Knight) still cowers in fear at the prospect of seeing anyone in clown make-up, »

- Todd Gilchrist

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Roger Ebert Has Passed

4 April 2013 3:29 PM, PDT

After a long battle with cancer, Roger Ebert passed away earlier today at the age of 70. An inspiration to film critics around the world, Ebert was the movie reviewer at the Chicago Sun-Times for over 46 years. Many will remember watching him teaming up with Gene Siskel for “At The Movies,” while others checked in regularly to read his latest reviews on RobertEbert.com.

Even though he had part of his jaw removed in 2006, Roger Ebert was an inspiration to people everywhere when he fought for his health, didn’t hide from public eye, and continued to write on a regular basis.

We here at Daily Dead would like to say thank you to Roger Ebert for being an inspiration to us, as a film critic and as a person who continued to fight when many people would have given up hope. Our thoughts are with his friends and family, and »

- Jonathan James

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BBC America Announces Premiere Date for In The Flesh

4 April 2013 2:51 PM, PDT

Daily Dead readers have seen plenty of our coverage for the BBC zombie series, In The Flesh, and have been asking for Us release details. Today, BBC America revealed when the series will be released Stateside. In The Flesh was developed by Dominic Mitchell and shows us a world where zombies are rehabilitated back into society:

“The series follows zombie teenager Kieren Walker and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. After his suicide four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands rose from the dead; and after months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies, now known as Pds (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferers, are gradually being returned to their homes. When Kieran returns, he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him, and haunting flashbacks of what »

- Jonathan James

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak

4 April 2013 12:50 PM, PDT

It’s been a while since Guillermo del Toro’s last movie was released to theaters, but he’s quickly following up Pacific Rim with Crimson Peak, a new ghost story for Legendary Pictures. The latest casting news reveals that Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the project. According to Heat Vision, The Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star will be joined by Charlie Hunnam and Emma Stone, with filming expected to begin early next year.

There are no story details available right now, but del Toro previously said that he’s aiming for a movie that can sit next to some of the great classic horror films. Here’s what he had to say about his influences:

“To me that is Robert Wise’s The Haunting, which was a big movie, beautifully directed, with the house built magnificently. And the other grand daddy is Jack Clayton’s The Innocents. I »

- Jonathan James

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XLrator Media Acquires Holy Ghost People

4 April 2013 12:24 PM, PDT

XLrator Media has announced that they have acquired North American distribution rights to Holy Ghost People, a movie which recently had its premiere at SXSW:

Los Angeles (Apr. 4, 2013) – XLrator Media has acquired all North American rights to the Southern Gothic thriller, Holy Ghost People, following its world premiere last month at South by Southwest. The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri & Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers). XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.

“Following our great experience working with the Butcher Brothers on the vampire epic The Thompsons, we’re thrilled to be releasing Mitchell’s extraordinary new film which created such a sensation at SXSW,” said Gordon.

In the film, 19-year-old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, “Shameless”) enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne (Brendan McCarthy) to »

- Jonathan James

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Throwing an Evil Dead Party? Make Your Own Necronomicon Pizza!

4 April 2013 11:44 AM, PDT

We know that many horror fans are excited for the release of Evil Dead this weekend and we’ve even heard that some of you will be throwing Evil Dead parties to watch the original movies first. We thought it would be a perfect time to revive one of our stories from last year, where we provided readers with a recipe to make their own Necronomicon pizza.

This comes from Elizabeth over at The Gastronomicon, who has provided photos and her recipe. While we’ve included her recipe below, she also suggests experimenting with your own changes and toppings, so give it a try and cater it to your tastes. If anyone ends up making this, send us your pictures and we’ll cover it on Daily Dead.

If you’re feeling even more adventurous, check out our Necronomicon cake recipe and photos at: http://dailydead.com/make-your-own-evil-dead-necronomicon-cake/

Ingredients:

Crust: »

- Jonathan James

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Official Cover Art for The Walking Dead #109

4 April 2013 10:46 AM, PDT

We previously gave readers an early look at the cover for The Walking Dead #109 and have now received the official cover art from Image Comics. This particular issue will also be available with a blank sketch variant cover.

The Walking Dead #109 kicks off the latest story arc and, as the cover suggests, spends quite a bit of time focusing on Maggie. We’ve read the issue and will provide impressions, along with a full set of preview pages early next week. It’s possible we’ll have a handful of preview pages over the weekend, so check back on Saturday to get an early preview.

If you want an idea of where the story is headed, take a look at the early cover art for The Walking Dead #110 and #110. We also recently posted the cover art and release details for Volume 18, for those that have been waiting to read the »

- Jonathan James

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New Clips from Hannibal

4 April 2013 10:20 AM, PDT

Can’t hold out until the premiere of Hannibal later today? We’ve been provided with three clips that should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the first episode of the series.

Hannibal stars Mad Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) as the infamous cannibal, along with Hugh Dancy as Agent Will Graham. Laurence Fishburne is playing Agent Jack Crawford, who is in charge of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI and will eventually be responsible for tracking down Hannibal Lecter. Other actors who will be appearing on the show include Eddie Izzard, Gillian Anderson, Gina Torres, Lance Henriksen, Molly Shannon, Ellen Greene and Chelan Simmons. Here’s the recently released synopsis for the first episode:

Hannibal Episode 01: “Apéritif” - “When the FBI takes on a case of disappearing college girls, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) recruits Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), a gifted criminal profiler with a »

- Jonathan James

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Meet Lou Taylor Pucci Tonight at a Special Screening of Evil Dead in New Jersey

4 April 2013 9:17 AM, PDT

If you live in or around Hazlet, New Jersey, you could attend a special screening of Evil Dead tonight with one of the stars of the movie. Lou Taylor Pucci will be appearing at Rave Cinemas Hazlet 12 for tonight’s 10:00 pm screening of Evil Dead. There will be t-shirt giveaways, other Evil Dead-related prizes, and most likely a Q&A after the movie.

If you’re interested in attending, we suggest getting there early and purchasing tickets in advance. The full address of the theater is: Rave Cinemas Hazlet 12, 2821 Highway 35 Hazlet, NJ 07730. For more information, you can call (732)-888-4655 and you can purchase tickets at:

https://www.movietickets.com/purchase/perf_id/704112787/movieid/128718

“Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in »

- Jonathan James

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New Poster for World War Z

4 April 2013 8:34 AM, PDT

Looking forward to the release of World War Z? Check out a brand new poster, featuring Brad Pitt.

World War Z tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts ‘as told to the author’ by various characters around the world. A Chinese doctor encounters one of the earliest zombie cases at a time when the Chinese government is ruthlessly suppressing any information about the outbreak that will soon spread across the globe. The tale then follows the outbreak via testimony of smugglers, intelligence officials, military personnel and many others who struggle to defeat the zombie menace.”

Based on the Max Brooks novel of the same name, World War Z was will be released on June 21st in the Us and UK. The movie was directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, »

- Jonathan James

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Exclusive Trailer Debut for House of Good and Evil

4 April 2013 7:59 AM, PDT

The Indie Spotlight is something we love having as a weekly special feature on Daily Dead, as it’s important to us that we highlight independent horror filmmakers. House of Good and Evil is a movie we covered late last year in our Indie Spotlight, and we’re happy to host the exclusive debut of their new trailer.

“After a family tragedy in the city, Chris and Maggie Conley — in a last-ditch effort to save their dying marriage — purchase an isolated home in the deepest woods, to which they quickly discover evil has a key…”

House of Good and Evil was directed by David Mun, written by Blu de Golyer, and stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Marietta Marich, Jordan Rhodes, Rob Neukirch, and Bo Keister. The movie will screen later this month as an official selection of the Arizona International Film Festival. You can learn more about the movie »

- Jonathan James

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Cast News

3 April 2013 6:03 PM, PDT

According to a new report, the first new character from The Walking Dead Season 4 may have been revealed. Continue reading to learn more about this character, and find out why we’re a bit skeptical. It’s also been announced that some of the Season 3 actors have been promoted to series regulars.

TVLine reported that AMC issued a casting call for a series regular role. The character name is Roy Stark, and they are looking for an actor in his 30s to mid-40s. According to the call sheet, the character is described as a “former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past — pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face.”

We have no doubt that the TVLine report is legitimate, but it’s very likely that the casting call details are fake on purpose. »

- Jonathan James

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Why Haven’t We Seen Doom 4 Yet?

3 April 2013 5:17 PM, PDT

After years of denying rumors that Doom 4 had been canceled, Bethesda has finally confirmed that the original project was shelved and Doom 4 development has been rebooted. Pete Hines is Bethesda’s vice president of marketing and public relations, and confirmed this to Kotaku yesterday:

“An earlier version of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that Id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect… As a result, Id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4 that promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise. When we’re ready to talk about the Doom 4 Id is making, we will let folks know.”

According to the Kotaku report, development on Rage 2 was stopped when sales of Rage did not meet sales expectations. The Rage 2 and Doom 4 teams merged a couple of years back and have been working together »

- Jonathan James

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First Photos of The Walking Dead TV Series 4 Figures, Including Andrea, The Governor, and Carl

3 April 2013 4:08 PM, PDT

McFarlane Toys previously announced that The Walking Dead TV Series 4 figures would be available in September, and include Andrea, The Governor, and Carl. We’ve shown you a prototype photo of Carl, but now have a look at all figures in the series, including a Merle and Daryl 2-pack.

“Season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead© television series again shatter records and claimed the title of most watched drama in basic cable history. McFarlane Toys is ready to bring fans even more of their favorite characters, living or otherwise, with the official announcement of the fourth series of action figures based on hit show!

This next series includes a sharpshooter from the original group of Atlanta survivors, the baddest man around (so far), the most grown up kid we know, and a couple zombies that are even more difficult to kill. As a special addition, and just like in the show, »

- Jonathan James

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Dead Island Riptide Has Gone Gold

3 April 2013 3:08 PM, PDT

We have just received word from Deep Silver that Dead Island Riptide has “Gone Gold.” For those that are unfamiliar with the term, it means that development of the main game has been completed, and a master copy has been sent off so the game can be replicated and packaged. Of course, development of the game can continue, but it will appear in the form of patches and Dlc.

“More than four million players around the world survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi. Our group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place away from Banoi to escape from this terrifying nightmare.

They were wrong.

Featuring character-import options for fans who want to carry over their original saved games, Dead Island Riptide is the thrilling next chapter in the Dead Island universe. Co-op has never been more important as »

- Jonathan James

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New Clip from Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem

3 April 2013 2:23 PM, PDT

We’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, and we have a brand new clip to share with readers. We’ve also included the recently released trailer and four additional clips from the movie.

“Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the ‘Big H Radio Team’.

A myserious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, ’a gift from the Lords’. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners. »

- Jonathan James

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The Walking Dead Card Game Officially Announced

3 April 2013 1:28 PM, PDT

AMC and Cryptozoic Entertainment have officially announced The Walking Dead Card Game, and we have all the details:

“Cryptozoic Entertainment and AMC expand their partnership with the announcement of The Walking Dead Card Game, coming in early 2013. Created by award-winning game designer Wolfgang KramerThe Walking Dead Card Game pits humans against zombies in a test of bravery and dominance.

Based on the game 6 Nimmt!, The Walking Dead Card Game is a ten- to thirty-minute game for two to ten players. Each player attempts to collect points by defeating as many zombies as possible. The player with the most points at the end of the game emerges victorious. The designer, Wolfgang Kramer, has won numerous accolades, including the Spiel des Jahres, a prestigious, German card and game award.

‘Our The Walking Dead Board Game is so popular, we literally can’t keep it in stock,’ said Cryptozoic chief operating officer Scott Gaeta. »

- Jonathan James

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First Casting News for The Town That Dreaded Sundown Remake

3 April 2013 12:52 PM, PDT

We previously reported that a remake of 1976′s The Town That Dreaded Sundown was moving forward and the first casting news has now been released. Addison Timlin (Californication, pictured below) is set to star in the movie, according to Deadline, who also provided new story details:

“[Timlin plays] Jami, a girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.”

Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum have teamed up to produce the film, with American Horror Story: Asylum‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon making his feature debut as the director of this project. The script was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie remake) and filming is expected to begin this spring.

The original movie was directed by Charles B. Pierce and distributed by American International Pictures. Shout! Factory recently announced that the »

- Jonathan James

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New Clip from State of Emergency

3 April 2013 12:21 PM, PDT

State of Emergency is a zombie movie being released by Image Entertainment later this month. We’ve given Daily Dead readers a look at multiple clips and the official trailer, and have just been provided with a brand new clip.

“Chatsworth, CA –A bio-plant explosion will forever change the dynamic of a small country town. A man will be forced to kill those very people he once held dear. On April 16th, Image Entertainment challenges you to escape zombie-ridden Montgomery County with the release of State of Emergency. This harrowing tale of survival amongst the undead is directed by Turner Clay (Interception) and stars Jay Hayden (A Warrior’s Heart), Tori White (Silent Night) and Andy Stahl (The Blind Side). Also available via digital download, the DVD release will have an Srp of $27.97.

After an explosion unleashes the contents of a military bio-weapons plant, the unsuspecting populace is transformed into »

- Jonathan James

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