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April 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Escape From New York, Ghoulies, Everly

7 hours ago

April 21st is another big day for genre fans looking to add to their home entertainment collections, as we’ve got a bounty of titles heading our way this Tuesday. The good folks over at Scream Factory are keeping busy with the release of several great Blu-rays, including their Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York and their Ghoulies double feature. Joe Lynch’s Everly and the film fest sensation A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night are also making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week, and we’ve got a Ton of indie titles arriving Tuesday to look forward to, including the latest from the great Jeffrey Combs, Motivational Growth.

Escape from New York (Collector’s Edition) (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat »

- Heather Wixson

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James Wan to Produce The Entity (1983) Remake

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You might remember The Entity from when it first haunted the big screen in 1983, telling the supposedly true life tale of Doris Bither, a woman who claimed she was sexually abused by a supernatural presence. It's now been announced that The Entity is being reimagined in a remake produced by James Wan and Roy Lee, with two notable horror movie scribes set to write the script.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Entity remake will be penned by Chad and Carey Hayes, the brothers behind the respective screenplays of The Conjuring (and its upcoming sequel), 2005's House of Wax, and The Reaping. No director is attached to the project at this time.

In 1983's The Entity, directed by Sidney J. Furie, "Barbara Hershey played Moran while Ron Silver played a doctor who believes the woman is actually abusing herself and experiencing delusions brought about by a troubled past. Also figuring »

- Derek Anderson

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The Human Centipede Film Festival to Take Place in New York

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First there were three, then there were ten, and now filmmaker Tom Six is looking to make a human centipede comprising 500 unwilling participants in his upcoming third extreme take on body horror. The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) hits theaters this May, and fans of the franchise living in upstate New York can experience Six's entire trilogy on the evening of May 31st, as all three Human Centipede films will play back-to-back-to-back at Syracuse's Palace Theatre (home of the Salt City Horror Fest).


Human Centipede Film Festival

Upstate Premiere of Human Centipede part 3: Full Sequence

Human Centipede part 1 - 6:30pm

Human Centipede part 3 - 8:15pm

Human Centipede part 2 - 9:45pm

May 31st:

Doors open at 6pm/

$15 / 17 and over only / One price includes all films/ Full HD projection/ tickets at the door


The Palace Theater

2384 James Street

Syracuse, NY 13206"

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- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer, Godzilla & Jaws Ice Cubes

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"I'm not afraid." "That's what worries me." Out of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim comes the official season two trailer for Star Wars Rebels, featuring Kanan and Ezraa being relentlessly pursued by a familiar foe: Darth Vader. We also take a look at miniature ice cube sculptures of Godzilla and the great white shark from Jaws.

Star Wars Rebels Season 2: Star Wars Rebels Season 2 kicks off this summer on Disney Xd with a one-hour TV movie special, followed by new episodes in the fall.

The voice cast for Star Wars Rebels Season 2 includes Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, David Oyelowo, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

"Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, “Star Wars Rebels” unfolds between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, »

- Derek Anderson

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Stanley Film Festival Announces Visionary Award Recipient, Panels and Jurors

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We're less than two weeks away from the start of the Stanley Film Festival and it's been officially announced that Tom Quinn will be the recipient of their Visionary Award. We also have details on the festival's panels and jurors:

April 20, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today it will honor Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS-twc as its 2015 Visionary Award Winner. Quinn is behind this year’s breakout horror title It Follows as well as other genre heavy hitters such as Snowpiercer, Blue Ruin and Only God Forgives. The Visionary award is given to a figure in contemporary horror who is making forward-thinking contributions that elevate the genre and provides a platform for new, innovative artists to create work. Previous recipients include Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood, co-founders of SpectreVision (2014) and Eli Roth (2013). Quinn, »

- Jonathan James

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Blu-ray Review: The Beyond

14 hours ago

Lucio Fulci’s 1980 film The Beyond is largely regarded as his masterpiece, and it’s hard to disagree with that sentiment. The Italian filmmaker had a long and varied career working across a number of genres, including fantasy, westerns and, most famously and frequently, horror. The Beyond finds him in total control of both his obsessions and his abilities, blending his penchant for nightmare logic, abstract formalism and, of course, gushy, gushy gore. Fulci gotta Fulci.

It’s practically useless to try and explain the movie’s plot, as this isn’t a movie that’s contingent on story. Any attempt to understand what’s really going on will more than likely lead to further frustration; better to let the images and tone of the thing wash over you. It begins with the murder of a man at the hands of an angry mob, an event which opens one of »

- Patrick Bromley

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Watch the New Jurassic World Trailer

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"It's not about control. It's a relationship based on respect. These animals are thinking, 'I gotta eat.'" A new trailer for Jurassic World has been released by Universal Pictures, teasing the dinosaur rampages that will take place on the big screen beginning June 12th.

"Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers."

Hitting theaters on June 12th, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, and Judy Greer.

The post Watch the New Jurassic World Trailer appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch Now: Showtime Releases Penny Dreadful Season 2 Premiere Episode Online

18 hours ago

If you've been dying to see the Penny Dreadful Season 2 premiere on May 3rd, consider your wait to now be over, because Showtime has released the full season two debut episode early and online for fans to watch for free.

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. »

- Derek Anderson

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