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Josh Boone on a Series of The Stand Movies

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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 »

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Patient Zero to Star Matt Smith

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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 »

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Fear Clinic Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Revealed

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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 »

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Neca Unveils Burning Godzilla Action Figure

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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. »

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Exclusive Preview Pages from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #7

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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 »

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Robert Kirkman’s Outcast TV Series Casting Update

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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. »

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Supernova Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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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! »

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Watch Clips from the Werewolf Film ‘Late Phases’

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“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 »

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

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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 »

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New Screenshots from Resident Evil Remastered

19 November 2014 4:44 PM, PST

The S.T.A.R.S. team sought refuge in the Spencer Mansion, but they found an ambush instead. Originally released on PlayStation in 1996 before being remade for Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002, Resident Evil ushered in a new standard for survival horror gaming and Capcom is celebrating the game’s legacy with a remaster of the 2002 remake, and we have a look at new screenshots from the high-def makeover.

Capcom’s remaster of Resident Evil will be available digitally for the PC, PS3, PS4, XBox 360, and XBox One in early 2015 in North America and Europe. Main characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, along with the zombies and other creatures they encounter within the mansion, will be a far cry from their somewhat blurry depictions in the 2002 version, as Capcom has given the game a 1080p makeover. Also featured is a new scrolling camera that flexibly focuses on moving characters:

“Using »

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‘Get Smart’ Director Peter Segal to Helm Disney’s ‘Goblins’

19 November 2014 3:06 PM, PST

If you enjoy immersing yourself in the magical realms of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, then you might be excited to learn that a creature-centric children’s book illustrated by the conceptual and costume designer for both of those films is being adapted by Disney. Goblins, based on the book written by Ari Berk and illustrated by Brian Froud, is set to be helmed by the director of Get Smart.

Deadline reports that Peter Segal is set to direct Goblins for Disney, based on the 2004 book, Goblins! A Survival Guide And Fiasco In Four Parts. Tom Astle and Matt Ember are slated to scribe the kid-friendly creature feature for the big screen, with Ari Berk and Brian Froud executive producing the project.

Time will tell if this new “bring the whole family” movie with a touch of horror can equal the high standards of Laika’s offerings (ParaNorman, »

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Big Driver DVD Release Details & Cover Art

19 November 2014 2:16 PM, PST

A novella from Stephen King’s 2010 story collection, Full Dark, No Stars, Big Driver is a literary gut punch that takes an unflinching look at an atrocious crime committed on a lonely highway, and the relentless revenge that followed. Last month, Lifetime aired a movie adaptation of Big Driver with Maria Bello as Tess Thorne and Joan Jett as Betsy Neal, and this winter Lionsgate will release the movie on DVD and Digital HD.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Big Driver on DVD (plus Digital HD) on January 27th, 2015. Below, we have the official press release with full details and a look at the cover art:

Press Release - “From best-selling author Stephen King comes Big Driver, arriving on DVD (plus Digital) January 27th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Moonstruck, »

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Watch a New Trailer for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

19 November 2014 1:28 PM, PST

“In the marsh lies a house… abandoned for years… that hides a darkness beyond all fears.” Viewers of 2012’s The Woman in Black have wandered the halls of the haunted Eel Marsh House and they can do so again early next year when Relativity releases Hammer’s The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death to theaters. A new trailer for the 1940’s-set film teases more of the home’s horrors that lurk in the shadows.

“During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more »

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Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond Blu-ray Release Date Revealed

19 November 2014 12:31 PM, PST

In Lucio Fulci’s 1981 horror movie, The Beyond, Liza Merril thought she could fix up her inherited hotel and re-open it, but as fans of the film know, Liza’s place of business serves as one of the Seven Doors of Death, a portal to hell that no amount of new paint or improved plumbing can fix. Grindhouse Releasing revealed today the official release date of their 3-disc restored Blu-ray of The Beyond.

Grindhouse Releasing’s The Beyond Blu-ray is scheduled to come out on February 10th and will be available to pre-order later this week. Directed by Lucio Fulci off a screenplay he wrote with Dardano Sacchetti and Giorgio Mariuzzo, The Beyond stars Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, and Veronica Lazar.

“The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places…

And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth! »

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Alien Glow in the Dark Soft Vinyl Figure Revealed by Super7 and Secret Base

19 November 2014 11:05 AM, PST

Ellen Ripley, Lambert, Parker and the other crew members aboard the Nostromo spacecraft probably would have relished the thought of the Xenomorph glowing in the dark, as it would have been easier to spot as it stalked them in the shadows. Alas, this feature instead comes with Super7 and Secret Base’s new Alien soft vinyl figure that’s due out next year.

Standing four inches tall, the glow in the dark Alien soft vinyl figure is available to pre-order for $50.00 until midnight Pst on November 30th, with the item set to ship in February 2015. We have a look at the figure below. To learn more, visit:

http://super7store.com/alien-soft-vinyl-figure.html?Sid=80dfe33f3e9f740f52ff17a83a56adf2

“The Alien Soft Vinyl figure from Super7 and Secret Base returns! No one is safe! The 4″ tall terror is cast in Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl with a sinister black paint rub treatment. »

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Fright Rags Invites You to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Hannibal Lecter, Leatherface, Tarman, Bub, Pluto, & a C.H.U.D.

19 November 2014 9:21 AM, PST

The dinner table on Thanksgiving can be a warm, welcoming place, with family members gathered around steaming plates of food and sharing lively stories of bygone days. If you’ve ever wondered what such a scene would look like with a clan of cannibals, Fright Rags’ new shirt featuring human-devouring horror movie villains shows that camaraderie can be shared even over the most macabre of dishes.

Fright Rags’ Cannibal Thanksgiving shirt is now available, featuring Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs, Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tarman from The Return of the Living Dead, Bub from Day of the Dead, Pluto from The Hills Have Eyes, and a C.H.U.D. from C.H.U.D. gathered around a Thanksgiving meal of human flesh and innards. The shirt is available for $24.00 and we have images of it below. To learn more, visit Fright Rags.

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Time Traveling Leads to Grave Consequences in Project Almanac Trailer

18 November 2014 4:49 PM, PST

What if you could go back in time? Would you take a chance on the one that got away? Get rich via the lottery? Maybe even save someone’s life? The possibilities are endless… and so are the consequences. In the newly released official trailer for Paramount’s found footage film, Project Almanac, a group of high school friends find time traveling to be a giddy adventure until it gets deadly.

Directed by Dean Israelite off a screenplay by Jason Harry Pagan and Andrew Deutschman (the writers behind the upcoming film, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Project Almanac stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, and Ginny Gardner. An Insurge Pictures / Platinum Dunes / MTV Films movie, Project Almanac will be released to theaters by Paramount Pictures on January 30th, 2015.

“A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. »

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Safely Walk Your Dog with the Alien Facehugger Leash

18 November 2014 3:48 PM, PST

If you’re a fan of the Alien films, have a smaller-sized dog and want to display your love of Xenomorphs while out walking your four-legged friend, then you might be interested in a customized leash from Gotham City FX. The item comprises a foam facehugger attached to a harness, with a pale tail stretching out into a leash that you likely won’t find at your local pet store.

We have the item’s full details and images below (from Gotham City FX via Bloody Disgusting):

“Alien Facehugger Dog Leash

$150.00

Alien Face Hugger dog leash with harness.

Designed to fit a small to medium sized dog, 15-35 pounds.

This leash connects with velcro around the neck and chest of the dog securing the Face Hugger to your pets back. The alien is made of foam and airbrush painted, the harness is a light weight but durable mesh. The »

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Seventh Son International Trailer Released

18 November 2014 2:09 PM, PST

“Hell awakens. Let us give the world a taste of what is to come.” Julianne Moore’s Mother Malkin wants to raise some hell in Seventh Son, a Legendary movie due out this winter from Universal. Set in a fantasy world where witches and colossal creatures roam the lands, the film stars Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes as a duo taking on evil of all shapes and sizes, as evidenced in the film’s new international trailer.

“In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom. »

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Shock Waves Special Brooklyn Screening Includes Q&A with Director Ken Wiederhorn

18 November 2014 12:51 PM, PST

In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made theatergoers scared to swim in the ocean. Two years later, another movie made viewers wary of the sea: the Nazi zombies in Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves. It’s been playing at select theaters ahead of its Blu-ray release and we have details on a special screening of Shock Waves taking place next Monday night at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema:

Shock Waves (1977, Ken Wiederhorn, 90 mins)

Monday, November 24, 9:30pm

Price: $16

Nitehawk plunges into the deep end of horror with a screening of a new restoration of the water-logged zombie flick Shock Waves. Director Ken Wiederhorn will be here for a Q&A after the film moderated by Fangoria’s Sam Zimmerman.

Remember that episode of Gilligan’s Island where the crew of the Minnow met up with an old SS scientist who was once in charge of a squad of unstoppable, underwater Nazi zombies? »

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