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New Release Date for Annabelle 2

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Moviegoers will have to wait a while longer to see the next film from Lights Out director David F. Sandberg, as Annabelle 2 now has a new summer release date.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Annabelle 2 for an August 11th, 2017 theatrical release. New Line Cinema's follow-up film to 2014's Annabelle (itself a spinoff of The Conjuring) was originally scheduled to come out on May 19th.

We have the teaser trailer and previous press release with full details on Annabelle 2 below, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.

Press Release: From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, »

- Derek Anderson

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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 9 – Horror Lego Figures, Arrow Video, Last Shirt on the Left, Monster High & More!

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Welcome back for Day 9 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift guide, we’re showcasing several of the amazing Arrow Video releases of 2016, and we're also featuring the work of IBTrav Illustration & Design, the Mondo soundtrack release for Deathgasm, more enamel pins, a book celebrating Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Horror LEGOs, recent Monster High releases, and so much more!

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently »

- Heather Wixson

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Official Poster Unveiled for Raw

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Following its Us premiere at Fantastic Fest and ahead of its Sundance screening in January and theatrical release in March, the unnerving coming-of-age horror film Raw is teased in its official poster, complete with an ominous trickle of blood.

"From Focus World and first-time director Julia Ducournau - named one of Variety’s ‘10 Directors to Watch for 2017’ - comes Raw! The dark coming-of-age tale captivated audiences at Cannes, Tiff, London Film Festival, and Fantastic Fest earlier this year, and will continue wowing audiences when it screens at Sundance on January 22nd, before debuting in theaters on March 10th.

Starring newcomers Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, and Rabah Nait Oufella, Raw hits select theaters March 10, 2017 and expands worldwide this Spring."

Synopsis: "Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. »

- Derek Anderson

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Sundance 2017: Short Films Lineup Includes Kaiju Bunraku, Dawn Of The Deaf & More

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Sundance Film Festival just gave attendees 68 new reasons to look forward to the January event with the announcement of their short films program that features several titles for genre fans to keep an eye on, including the creature short feature Kaiju Bunraku, the suburban satanic cult-centric Fucking Bunnies, and the post-apocalyptic Dawn of the Deaf.

We have the official press release below with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for our upcoming coverage of the festival.

Press Release: Park City, Ut — Sixty-eight short films, announced today, will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.

The Institute’s support for »

- Derek Anderson

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“The Evil Is Growing” in New Preview Video & Images from The Exorcist Episode 109

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Evil rises from within with lethal (and creepy) consequences in the preview video and photos for the ninth episode of The Exorcist, airing this Friday night on Fox. [Spoiler warning for those who aren't caught up on the series.]

Episode 109 synopsis (via SpoilerTV): "On the eve of Pope Sebastian's visit to Chicago, Marcus and his companions race to avert a potential tragedy. Tomas is offered a life-changing opportunity, but will the sins of the past endanger his future within the church? Meanwhile, as the Rance family attempts to recover from their most recent ordeal, a new problem threatens to tear them apart In the all-new "Chapter Nine: 162" episode of The Exorcist airing Friday, Dec. 9 (9:01-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Exo-109) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Cast: Alfonso Herrera as Father Tomas Ortega; Ben Daniels as Father Marcus Keane: Geena Davis as Angela Rance; Alan Ruck as Henry Rance; Brianne Howey as Katherine Rance; Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance »

- Derek Anderson

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Q&A with If There’S A Hell Below Writer/Director Nathan Williams

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"Two strangers are about to meet. In one hour, one of them will be dead." Ripe with paranoia, the new thriller If There's a Hell Below comes out on Digital HD and DVD today from Dark Sky Films, and we had the chance to catch up with writer/director Nathan Williams to discuss the making of his first feature film, including shooting in seclusion, cinematic influences, and a bean bag chair named Joe.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Nathan. When and how did you originally come up with the story for If There’s a Hell Below?

Nathan Williams: I conceived the film with my brother in the summer of 2013. We had talked for years about a chamber piece thriller set entirely in a single car. We didn't end up precisely there, but we used that impulse and gave ourselves hard restrictions (two vehicles, »

- Derek Anderson

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Firestarter Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Date & Cover Art

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Scream Factory is bringing flammable frights to Blu-ray in early 2017 with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Firestarter (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King), and the special release now has an official debut date and new cover art.

From Scream Factory: "Here’s something hot to start off your week! The 1984 pyromania-filled thriller from Stephen King will be coming to Scream Factory in early 2017! Read on for more details:

- Official release date is March 14th.

- As announced earlier, this will branded as a "Collector's Edition" that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date).

- The newly-commissioned front-facing artwork you see pictured comes to us from The Crp Group (Dead Ringers, Raising Cain) The reverse side of the wraps will showcase the original theatrical poster art.

- Bonus features and specs are still in progress and will be announced sometime in Feb. »

- Derek Anderson

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New Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Collectibles from Funko

18 hours ago

"Go, go, Power Rangers!" Funko presents Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pop! vinyl figures, Dorbz, Pint Size Heroes, and Pen Toppers. Not only are the Rangers represented, but Rita Repulsa, Alpha 5, and even Goldar get some love!

From Funko: “The mighty morphin fun continues with new Pop!s, Dorbz, Pint Size Heroes, and Pen Toppers from the iconic TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

The new Pop! vinyl series features the Red, White, and Pink Rangers in unique action poses! In addition, be on the lookout for incredible variants and exclusives, like Metallic Pink Ranger and Metallic Red Ranger (feat. ninja coin deco) exclusively  at Hot Topic! Or Alpha 5, the Rangers’ faithful robot assistant, only at Walmart!

The Power Rangers' Dorbz figures include special chase versions! Red Ranger and Yellow Ranger both have metallic chase variants, each with a 1 in 6 rarity! You can also collect Rita Repulsa, exclusively at Toys R Us, »

- Tamika Jones

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Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-rays Announced by Scream Factory

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2016 has been a great year of releases for Scream Factory, but they're already looking ahead on the calendar to bring horror and sci-fi fans the goods in 2017 with their announcement of upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray releases of RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3.

From Scream Factory: "Fans of the popular Robocop sci-fi franchise and are for a treat next year as we’re bringing both Robocop 2 & Robocop 3 into the Scream Factory family on March 21st!

- Both Blu-ray releases will be branded as "Collector's Editions" that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date).

- The newly-commissioned front-facing artwork you see pictured on both comes to us from artist Paul Shipper (Escape from New York, The Thing) The reverse side of the wraps will showcase the original theatrical poster art designs.

- Bonus features and specs are still in progress and will be announced sometime in Feb. »

- Derek Anderson

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Q&A: Director Sheldon Wilson Discusses Filming The Unspoken and The Night Before Halloween

20 hours ago

A haunted house harbors sinister scares in The Unspoken, a new horror movie coming out on DVD today from Anchor Bay Entertainment. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with filmmaker Sheldon Wilson to discuss paying tribute to ’70s horror movies, the eerie day almost everyone got mysteriously sick on set, and working with Bailee Madison on his other recent scary movie, The Night Before Halloween.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Sheldon. When did you first come up with the idea for The Unspoken?

Sheldon Wilson: I had been looking to do a horror movie that was a bit of an homage to the horror films of the ’70s, the films I grew up on. I was brought a script that had some core ideas that I thought lent themselves well to the type of classic horror I wanted to make, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Krampus Collection Unwrapped by Fright Rags

20 hours ago

Whether you're naughty or nice, you can don the new festive apparel from the folks at Fright Rags, who have unveiled two new shirts and a pair of socks based on Michael Dougherty's holiday horror film Krampus.

Official details and images for the new Krampus collection are below, and to learn more, visit Fright Rags' website.

From Fright Rags: "Be Good For Goodness Sake! Our Krampus Collection is Now Available! Two new tees (including a exquisitely soft vintage red tri-bend) and a kick-ass new pair of Krampus Socks to keep your tootsies warm. Socks are limited to 200! Grab 'em now before the holidays! (**make sure to check out our holiday shipping deadlines!**)

Shop Here: https://goo.gl/21SNB8

Note: Krampus Tri-Blend is a Pre-order and will ship in 5-7 days."

Images via Fright Rags:

The post New Krampus Collection Unwrapped by Fright Rags appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the New Trailer for Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events Series

20 hours ago

The creepy Count Olaf and the resourceful Baudelaire siblings come to life in the new trailer for Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events series, based on the books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler).

"Dear Viewer,

If you are interested in a story with a happy ending, that story is streaming elsewhere. This story has no happy ending, no happy beginning, and very few happy things in the middle.

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch a Special Features Clip from Morgan Blu-ray / DVD

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Unlike Morgan, we want to let this out. Morgan, Luke Scott's directorial debut, will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 13th, and is out now on Digital HD. We have a clip from a featurette that explains the science behind Morgan—one of the special features included on the release.

"From Oscar-Nominated Producer Ridley Scott and Director Luke Scott (making his feature directorial debut) comes the sci-fi thriller Morgan arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 12/13 and out now on Digital HD featuring the all-star cast Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rose Leslie and Anya Taylor-JoySpecial Features include, "Modified Organism: The Science Behind Morgan," Deleted Scenes, Luke's short film Loom (precursor to Morgan shot on 4K 3D) and more!

The sci-fi horror features a risk management consultant (Mara) who is sent to a remote top-secret lab where she's tasked to »

- Tamika Jones

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Horror Highlights: Contest – Win The Unspoken on DVD, The Eyes Of My Mother Clips, Scary Christmas Party

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Daily Deaders, we are hosting a contest where two of our readers can win a DVD copy of The Unspoken courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Continue reading for rules and entry details. Also in today's Highlights: three clips and a featurette for The Eyes of My Mother and details on the third annual Scary Christmas Party.

Contest: Win The Unspoken on DVD:

Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) DVD copy of The Unspoken.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Unspoken Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 12th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Press Release: "Beverly Hills, CA (October 31, 2016) – A sinister tale »

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Listen to The Walking Dead ’Cast Discuss Carl’s Visit to The Sanctuary

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On this week's episode of The Walking Dead ’Cast, Jason and Karen share their contrasting thoughts on Carl's time at The Sanctuary and Negan's subsequent visit to Alexandria.

From The Walking Dead ’Cast: "No matter what you thought of this week’s ep, you’ll get a well-rounded view from us, since Jason dug it and Karen did not :) But we had fun talking about it! Plus, the return of Comic Talk with Mr. Blahg and Gracie Lou.

If you appreciate what we do and want to help support us and keep all this going, please check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/jasonandkaren. Some awesome rewards at all levels!

If you’d like to give us a call, you can call us at (650) 485-3323 or email brains@podcastica.com.

You can download and subscribe to us in iTunes at walkingdeadcast.com/itunes.

Look for us on Facebook at facebook. »

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Game Of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughan Has Passed Away

22 hours ago

Some very sad news is being reported today, as actor Peter Vaughan has passed away at the age of 93.

BBC News and multiple other sources shared this statement from Vaughan's agent, Sally Long-Innes:

"This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him."

Many modern-day viewers know Vaughan as Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones, but his screen career stretches back to the ’50s.

A highly-regarded character actor, Vaughan's credits include Village of the Damned (1960), Two Living, One Dead, Die! Die! My Darling!, Haunted, Treasure Island (1968), Sudden Terror, Porridge, Brazil, Mountains of the Moon, Dandelion Dead, Murder Most Horrid, The Crucible (1996), and the aforementioned Game of Thrones.

Vaughan's legacy will surely live on through the people he worked with, the fans who admired his work, and his incredible presence onscreen. Our thoughts go out to Vaughan's »

- Derek Anderson

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December 6th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Phantasm: Ravager and Phantasm: Remastered

5 December 2016 7:00 PM, PST

Tuesday, December 6th is a big day for Phantasm "phans," as you can finally bring home the remastered version of Don Coscarelli’s original film as well as Phantasm: Ravager in stunning HD, courtesy of Well Go USA. Cult movie enthusiasts should also be keeping an eye out for Mpi Home Video's 30th anniversary presentation of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, as well as Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray of Doomwatch. We’re also seeing a handful of recent festival hits—Trash Fire, Jack Goes Home, and SiREN—coming home this Tuesday, and the first season of Scream Queens arrives on DVD, too.

Other notable releases for December 6th include The Possession Experiment, The Devil’s Dolls, and the Black & Chrome Edition of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Mpi Home Video, Blu-ray)

Undeniably one of the »

- Heather Wixson

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Interview: Bill Moseley Talks The Possession Experiment & Reflects on Silent Night, Deadly Night 3

5 December 2016 5:55 PM, PST

From The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’s Chop-Top to Otis from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, Bill Moseley is known for playing iconic villains in the horror genre, but his role as an exorcist in The Possession Experiment—coming out on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD—is firmly rooted on the side of good against evil.

In anticipation of The Possession Experiment’s release from Momentum Pictures, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Moseley about finding his "inner Max von Sydow" in the film's opening exorcism scene, and with the holiday season upon us, the talented actor also reflected on playing the killer Ricky in Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!

Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about The Possession Experiment. What jumped out to you about the role of Father Mark?

Bill Moseley: What jumped out to »

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Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2 Finale Teased in New Photo & Preview Video

5 December 2016 4:32 PM, PST

"The end is near" in the new preview video for the season 2 finale of Ash vs Evil Dead, which teases some familiar cabin-set creepiness.

Directed by Rick Jacobson from a script by Luke Kalteux, "Second Coming" airs at 8:00pm Et on Sunday, December 11th on Starz. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for upcoming coverage of the Deadite-slaying series.

Episode 210 – "Second Coming" synopsis: "Ash challenges Baal to a brawl in a final attempt to save humanity from evil."

Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film, The Evil Dead.

The second season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the Launch Trailer for Dead Rising 4

5 December 2016 3:56 PM, PST

Chaos tends to reign supreme at shopping centers around the holidays, but the living dead hordes that Frank West encounters in the launch trailer for Dead Rising 4 take seasonal retail survival to a whole new level.

"It’s the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado and a mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette memorial megaplex mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Join Frank West as you explore a vast, open world sandbox filled with dangerous new zombies and a million ways to kill them as you seek to uncover the truth behind the outbreak – or die trying.

Anything and everything is a weapon: Dead Rising 4 delivers a zombie game that's on a whole new level. Featuring an all-new collection of weapons and vehicles with the freedom for players to craft their own tools of zombie destruction.

Open world sandbox: Players will explore and scavenge the open world sandbox of Willamette, »

- Derek Anderson

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