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March VOD Releases Include It Follows, Backcountry, Spring

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It looks like March is going to be a big month in VOD releases for genre fans, as there are a handful of great titles to keep an eye out for in the coming weeks. Several highly anticipated indie films are getting released, including It Follows, Spring, Faults and Backcountry, and there are also a handful of other fun films making their way onto digital platforms as well.

Here’s a rundown of what’s heading to VOD in March:

The Burning Dead (Uncork’d Entertainment)- 3/3

Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan), The Burning Dead pits a a horde of lava-filled zombies against a sheriff charged with the plight to rescue an estranged family from a volcano eruption. Trejo plays Night Wolf, a Native American warrior who knows way too much about the curse that unearthed the coffin dodgers. »

- Heather Wixson

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Indie Spotlight: The Void, Hayride 2, Paralysis

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:

Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.

As part of the opening night celebrations, the 10:15 Pm screening on Friday March 6 will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew - including star Amanda Adrienne and director Michael S. Ojeda.

A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.

These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, »

- Tamika Jones

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Deadly Magazine #6 Cover Features the Art of Clive Barker

28 February 2015 3:26 PM, PST

Deadly Magazine #6 is a special issue highlighting the work of Clive Barker. Horror's great imaginer has been especially busy over the last couple of years, and our features include a Hellraiser and Nightbreed retrospective with key cast members.

Many fans of Barker's work are especially excited for the upcoming release of The Scarlet Gospels, a story nearly twenty years in the making. Jonathan James shares his review of the Pinhead vs Harry D'Amour epic and Deadly readers can also check out the first two chapters before anyone else.

Other features in this issue include a look at Adam Green's Frozen, Lord of Illusions, a Predator mask from Sideshow Collectibles, and The Midnight Meat Train.

Clive Barker and Mark Miller were gracious enough to let us feature "The Resurrection of Christopher Carrion" as our cover image. You can learn more about Clive Barker's original art and purchases at: http://www. »

- Jonathan James

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Review: Ejecta

28 February 2015 2:33 PM, PST

It can be really hard to create new and compelling sci-fi stories involving aliens these days, especially on an indie scale. That’s why I will give Ejecta and its filmmakers, Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele, a lot of credit for what they've put together here. Unfortunately though, the scares are as scarce as movie’s alien antagonists, the story suffers from a bit of an identity crisis, and the lackluster conclusion left me feeling pretty underwhelmed by the time it was over.

Ejecta follows William Cassidy (Julian Richings),  a troubled man who believes he’s being tormented by an alien life form and has taken to posting his theories online over the years out of frustration for his otherworldly predicament. One night, he reaches out to a documentarian (Adam Seybold) about his suspicions that aliens are going to be returning during a cosmic event and the two set out »

- Heather Wixson

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Video Round-Up: Game of Thrones Season 5, Out of the Dark, Joe Dante on X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes & The Premature Burial

28 February 2015 2:10 PM, PST

We're back with another video round-up, this time featuring clips from HBO's Game of Thrones Season 5 and the Julia Stiles-starring horror film, Out of the Dark (now in theaters), as well as two videos featuring renowned filmmaker Joe Dante discussing a pair of Roger Corman titles that Kino Lorber is releasing to Blu-ray this May: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes and The Premature Burial (we also have a look at the final cover art and details on the bonus features for both Ray Milland-starring movies).

Game of Thrones Season 5: “Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. »

- Derek Anderson

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Indie Spotlight: Watch the Short Film ‘Killer Kart’

27 February 2015 6:03 PM, PST

"They're killers. All of ’em. They might not always strike, but they always want to. They devote their existence to shoppers, and what do they get in return? Abused. Mistreated. Hit by cars because people can't walk the ten feet to put ’em back in their proper place."

Intruder meets Christine in James Feeney's Killer Kart, an expertly crafted short film that pits a supermarket's closing crew against a vengeful four-wheeled adversary that's a lot smaller than a ’58 Plymouth Fury scorned, but is every bit as vicious. Killer Kart recently had the honor of being featured on ShortoftheWeek.com, and we now have the highly entertaining horror comedy for Daily Dead readers to enjoy.

Synopsis: "The shopping cart. Four wheels, one basket, and tonight, for the closing crew of a small-town grocery store, a blood-splattered aluminum nightmare!"

Cast & Crew:Written and directed by James Feeney and produced by Andrew Fairbank, »

- Derek Anderson

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Impressions: Sideshow Collectibles’ Queen of the Dead Premium Format Figure

27 February 2015 3:57 PM, PST

I first gazed upon Sideshow Collectibles' Court of the Dead series in person at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and while they’ve released a number of original pieces over the years, this is their first major push in creating an original, dark fantasy world, one filled with unique characters.

Court of the Dead is spearheaded by Tom Gilliland, Sideshow's Creative Director, who gave us a personal tour of their Comic-Con booth last year, as well as an in-depth look at the new line. Seeing all of the Court of the Dead figures together and learning about Sideshow’s creative process was a fascinating experience. That being said, getting the chance to personally unbox, assemble, and photograph the Queen of the Dead Premium Format Figure, courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles, was nothing short of incredible, as she's sure to make a perfect addition to anyone's collection.

For those unfamiliar, Queen of the Dead is named Gethsemoni, »

- Jordan Smith

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Horror Round-Up: The Body Trailer, Michael McDowell’s Cold Moon Over Babylon, Lucifer Lead Role Cast

27 February 2015 1:39 PM, PST

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have the first trailer for the short horror comedy film, The Body, starring Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick), an excerpt from Valancourt Books' special re-release of Michael McDowell's souther horror novel, Cold Moon Over Babylon (which is now being adapted for the big screen), and details on who will play the titular role for Fox and Warner Bros. TV's Lucifer pilot (based on the character from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic book series and its spin-off series, Lucifer).

The Body: "The Body is the story of a contract killer using the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim. As he attempts to drag the dead man's body across London, his gear and body bag get mistaken for a costume, and he is talked into a attending a local Halloween party with a group of revellers. »

- Derek Anderson

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Mad Max Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

27 February 2015 12:37 PM, PST

"In the not too distant future... there will be no civilization... there will be no heroes... there will only be madmen... and the main force patrol"... and the ultimate home media release of George Miller's classic dystopian action-thriller, Mad Max. Like Fifi, Scream Factory is looking to bring back our heroes with their Mad Max Collector’s Edition Blu-ray that hits shelves on May 5th (ten days before Mad Max: Fury Road roars into theaters). The final bonus features for the anticipated release have been revealed and they include a batch of new interviews, including one with Max himself, Mel Gibson.

From Scream Factory: "**Final List of Extras revealed for Mad Max (Collector’S Edition) Blu-ray release!**

• New Interviews With Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel And Director Of Photography David Eggby

• Audio Commentary By Art Director Jon Dowding, Director Of Photography David Eggby, Special Effects Artist Chris Murray And Tim Ridge »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch Two New Teaser Trailers for Bates Motel Season 3

27 February 2015 12:07 PM, PST

"I think one of us has a problem, and I'm tired of the assumption being that it's me." Norma and Norman's creepy, complex mother-son relationship returns to the small screen soon, and to help hold fans over until the Bates Motel Season 3 debut on March 9th, A&E has released two new teaser trailers.

A&E checks back into White Pine Bay's family-run establishment for a 10-episode third season beginning Monday, March 9th, at 9:00pm Est:

Bates Motel,” returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leaves »

- Derek Anderson

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Leonard Nimoy Has Passed Away

27 February 2015 10:26 AM, PST

We’re sad to report that Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.

The New York Times reports via Susan Bay Nimoy, Leonard's wife, that the prolific actor passed away this morning of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy is best remembered for playing Spock on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek TV series from 1966 – 1969, reprising the role in Star Trek: The Animated Series and eight Star Trek movies, most recently in 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness. His acting career touched seven decades, beginning in 1951 and including roles in many memorable shows and films, including Mission: Impossible, Fringe, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The Brain EatersThe Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gunsmoke, and The Twilight Zone.

Nimoy also displayed admirable skills behind the camera, directing Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 3 Men and a Baby, one episode of Night Gallery, and much more. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch a New Clip from It Follows

27 February 2015 9:33 AM, PST

"It could look like someone you know, or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you. It can look like anyone... but there's only one of it." The sunny summer turns sinister for 19-year-old Jay when a creeping, transformative force enters her life in It Follows, the second film from The Myth of the American Sleepover writer/director David Robert Mitchell—one that, like his debut, takes place in Detroit. Ahead of the horror film's theatrical release on March (Friday the) 13th, a new clip has been released that teases the eerie end to Jay's date.

“For 19-year-old Jay (Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Out of the Dark

27 February 2015 8:43 AM, PST

South America was a fresh start for the Harrimans, but their new home stands on cursed ground, and the visitors coming to see them won't be bringing welcome baskets. Starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman, Out of the Dark hits theaters today from Vertical Entertainment, and we have an exclusive clip that takes place on a dark and stormy night.

"Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out Of The Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret."

Directed by Lluís Quílez off a screenplay by Alex Pastor, David Pastor, and Javier Gullón, Out of the Dark stars Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea.

The post Watch an Exclusive Clip from Out of the Dark appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Blade Runner Sequel Director Announced, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

26 February 2015 7:08 PM, PST

After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:

Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »

- Jonathan James

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Review: The Lazarus Effect

26 February 2015 6:48 PM, PST

These days, you generally don’t see too many “science gone amok” stories (especially theatrically), which made The Lazarus Effect such a refreshing experience. While it fits perfectly into the wheelhouse of other films I enjoy from that same sub-genre (The Fly, Flatliners, Re-Animator and to a certain degree, Pet Semetery), it does a nice job of blazing its own path along the way. And rather than just exploring the devastatingly immediate effects of pushing the boundaries of science, like many of its predecessors, The Lazarus Effect puts a really interesting twist on the sci-fi/horror mash-up by finding a way to quietly examine the ideals of faith and the repercussions of our actions without ever getting too heavy-handed about it.

In The Lazarus Effect, we meet a research team, headed by Frank (Mark Duplass) and Zoe (Olivia Wilde), who have made a recent breakthrough on their Lazarus Serum- a »

- Heather Wixson

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Video Round-Up: The Walking Deceased, Behind-the-Scenes of New Bond Movie ‘Spectre’, Salem Season 2

26 February 2015 6:09 PM, PST

We're back with another video round-up that should excite fans of The Walking Dead, James Bond, and Salem's John Alden. The first trailer for Arc Entertainment's The Walking Deceased, a horror comedy spoof of AMC's The Walking Dead and other living dead films like Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, has been released, along with a new behind-the-scenes look at the 24th Bond film, Spectre, and another teaser for season two of Wgn America's Salem.

The Walking Deceased (slated for a March 20th release): "The Walking Deceased is a delightfully bloody addition to the pantheon of zombie-apocalypse spoofs. Lampooning every tried and true zombie meme. Join the Sheriff with his son, and a motley crew of survivors as they weather confrontations with zombies, meet up and then leave their tattered camp–a partially destroyed shopping mall. The group journeys to the supposed Safe Haven Ranch seeking shelter from the owners, »

- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive: David Gelb and Jason Blum Discuss The Lazarus Effect

26 February 2015 1:41 PM, PST

In The Lazarus Effect, Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde star as Frank and Zoe, two scientific researchers who are running clinical trials on a new serum that has the ability to revitalize a corpse after death. During an experiment, Zoe suffers a tragic accident and Frank, desperate to save her, uses his research to resurrect Zoe- a decision that has dire consequences for all.

Directed by David Gelb and co-written by Jeremy Slater and Luke Dawson, The Lazarus Effect arrives in theaters everywhere this weekend and recently, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with both Gelb and powerhouse producer Jason Blum about the project and much more.

Great to speak with you, today. I had a lot of fun with the movie just because it didn’t feel like every other theatrical movie out there these days. Let’s start off at the beginning- how did this project come about and David, »

- Heather Wixson

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Horror Blu-ray Round-Up: From a Whisper to a Scream, War-Gods of the Deep, Satan’s Blade

26 February 2015 12:52 PM, PST

We're back with a special round-up, taking a look at three upcoming horror film Blu-rays, two of which star the legendary Vincent Price. Scream Factory revealed the bonus features for the anthology horror film, From a Whisper to a Scream, Kino Lorber has announced they're bringing Jacques Tourneur's War Gods of the Deep, a.k.a. The City Under the Sea, out on Blu-ray with a new extra, and Olive Films has slated a Satan's Blade 30th anniversary Blu-ray for a spring release.

From a Whisper to a Scream: Scream Factory will release From a Whisper to a Scream on Blu-ray beginning April 28th, with bountiful bonus features included.

From Scream Factory: "**Extras for From A Whisper To A Scream Revealed!**

Fans of this underrated 1987 gem with Vincent Price (in his last role in a horror film) are in for a super treat. Check out the extensive line-up »

- Derek Anderson

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Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies Comic Book Series Revealed

26 February 2015 11:10 AM, PST

Artificial intelligence bots versus zombies: place your bets. Just one of many showdowns set to occur in Battleworld, the setting for the upcoming new Secret Wars that will forever change the Marvel comic book universe as we know it, Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies has been announced as a new printed series, with a look at the cover art and preview pages giving us a look at the zombified villains taking on Ultron's army.

A creepy conflict between two forces with no consciences, Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies will see Ultron's artificial intelligence ranks going up against the rotted flesh of a super-powered living dead legion. On the Battleworld planet, the two rival factions will fight for both territorial supremacy and sole possession of ruling over humanity. Their showdown will occur in a place called No Man's Land, an area people are sent to when punished.

Fans can »

- Derek Anderson

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Video Round-Up: Exterminators of the Year 3000, Blacula & Scream, Blacula, Scream Blu-rays

26 February 2015 9:53 AM, PST

An 18th century prince-turned-vampire awakens in 1970s Los Angeles and discovers his new digs are brimming with fresh necks in need of chomping. Elsewhere, in the dystopian future, a war is waged Mad Max-style for the most precious resource: water. On March 3rd, viewers can dive into the cinematic worlds of Blacula, Scream, Blacula, Scream, and Exterminators of the Year 3000 with Scream Factory's Blu-ray releases of the trio, with the former two coming together on a double feature. Ramping up anticipation and teasing the high-definition upgrades are a batch of clips and trailers from all three movies:

Exterminators of the Year 3000:

"In a post-apocalyptic future where the earth is a desert and water is the most precious substance of all, a band of survivors must turn to a mysterious stranger to battle a ruthless gang of motorcycle psychos for control of the wasteland and the water. A glorious crash of guns, »

- Derek Anderson

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