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Horror Highlights: Desolation Images, December Contest from Comet TV, The Bone Box, Surge Of Power: The Stuff Of Heroes

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A camping trip takes a turn into unsettling territory in the new film Desolation, which comes out this week and is teased in a new batch of images in today's Horror Highlights. We also have a December contest from our friends at Comet TV, the trailer for the new horror film The Bone Box, and details on the star-studded cast of Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes.

New Stills from Desolation: IFC Midnight will release Desolation in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms on December 15th, including special Q&A screenings:

"New York City

Special Advance Screening on Thursday, December 14, at 9pm at the IFC Center with Q&A with editor Alexander Frasse, producer Kim Patton, associate producer Ned Donovan, and composer Marcus Bagala. Tickets available here: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/desolation/

L.A.

Opening Night Q&A on Friday, December 15 (9:05pm show), with director Sam Patton,
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Horror Highlights: I Kill Giants, Comet TV December Viewing Guide, Twin Peaks Fan Film, The Temple Of Lilith

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The renowned graphic novel from Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura comes to life in the feature film I Kill Giants, which has been acquired for Us distribution by Rlje Films. In today's Horror Highlights we also have a look at Comet TV's December viewing guide, the Indiegogo campaign for a Twin Peaks fan project, and we also enter the woods to watch the eerie short film The Temple of Lilith.

Rlje Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to I Kill Giants: Press Release: "Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2017 – Rlje Films, a brand of Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje), Umedia and Xyz Films announced today that Rlje has acquired the U.S. rights to the highly anticipated I Kill Giants, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to critical praise. Based on the acclaimed Man of Action graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura with a screenplay by Joe Kelly, the film was directed by Anders Walter,
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Attack of the Puppet People

All hail Bert I. Gordon, who singlehandedly carved out his own niche in ‘fifties monster folklore, and even won a battle or two against those sharpies at A.I.P.. His puppet people were originally just ‘Fantastic,’ but they had to be made into a menace with the “A” word usually reserved for icky poo Giant Leeches, Crab Monsters and 50-Foot Women.

Attack of the Puppet People

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1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 79 min. / The Fantastic Puppet People, Six Inches Tall, I Was a Teenage Doll, War of the Puppet People / Street Date November 14, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon, Michael Mark, Kack Kosslyn, Marlene Willis, Ken Miller, Laurie Mitchell, Scott Peters, June Jocelyn, Hank Patterson.

Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo

Special Effects: Bert I. Gordon, Flora M. Gordon

Original Music: Albert Glasser

Written by George Worthing Yates

Story, Produced & Directed by Bert I. Gordon

It’s easy
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Contest: Win Attack Of The Puppet People on Blu-ray

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Mr. Franz seemed nice at first, but brimming just beneath the surface was a desire to turn his guests into miniature puppets for his own amusement. This unconventional form of entertainment takes center stage in Attack of the Puppet People, and with Scream Factory releasing the 1958 horror film on Blu-ray, we've been provided with three high-def copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Attack of the Puppet People.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Attack of the Puppet People Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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November 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection, Hellraiser SteelBook, The Paul Naschy Collection II

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We have another busy week of home releases to look forward to, with an array of films that hit a bunch of different subgenres. For those who may have missed it in theaters earlier this year, you can now catch up with Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde this Tuesday, and if you missed seeing it online this fall, Amityville: The Awakening hits both Blu-ray and DVD as well.

For you cult cinema fans out there, I hope your wallets are ready for some serious damage, as there are a ton of great offerings coming home on November 14th, including the gorgeous limited edition Hellraiser Steelbook, The Paul Naschy Collection II, J.D.’s Revenge, and Arrow’s stunning Blu-ray set honoring one of horror’s true greats—George A. Romero—that features HD releases of Season of the Witch, There’s Always Vanilla, and The Crazies.

Other notable
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Comic-Con 2017: Scream Factory Announces New Blu-ray Titles, Including Collector’s Edition Releases of The Strangers and Misery

The wait is over for home media horror fans, as nine new Blu-ray titles were announced for release later this year and in 2018 at Scream Factory's coveted annual Comic-Con panel, including Collector's Edition releases of Drag Me to Hell, The Strangers, and Misery.

From Scream Factory: "We just revealed the following upcoming Scream Factory Blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here's the line-up that will be coming soon to you in Nov and early 2018:

Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) – Ho Ho Horror! The anti-holiday slasher cult classic favorite is being prepped for release before Christmas.

Misery (Collector’s Edition) (1990) – Hide the sledgehammers! Stephen King and Rob Reiner’s iconic classic receives the deluxe treatment it rightfully deserves.

Drag Me To Hell (Collector’s Edition) (2009) – We go more in-depth into Sam Raimi’s wildly-entertaining and wicked soul-cursing hit film.

The Strangers (Collector’s Edition) (2008) – One of
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Kenny Miller, Actor in 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf,' Dies at 85

Kenny Miller, Actor in 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf,' Dies at 85
Kenny Miller, who appeared in the 1950s drive-in classics I Was a Teenage Werewolf and Attack of the Puppet People, has died. He was 85.

Miller died Monday of pneumonia at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, his friend and former publicist, Nancy Streebeck, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Miller was attacked by Michael Landon, played the bongos and sang "Eeny, Meeny, Miny Mo" in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) and was one of the shrunken victims of a deranged doll-maker (John Hoyt) in Attack of the Puppet People (1958). Both low-budget films...
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Kenny Miller, Actor in 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf,' Dies at 85

Kenny Miller, who appeared in the 1950s drive-in classics I Was a Teenage Werewolf and Attack of the Puppet People, has died. He was 85.

Miller died Monday of pneumonia at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, his friend and former publicist, Nancy Streebeck, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Miller was attacked by Michael Landon, played the bongos and sang "Eeny, Meeny, Miny Mo" in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) and was one of the shrunken victims of a deranged doll-maker (John Hoyt) in Attack of the Puppet People (1958). Both low-budget films...
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Can You Answer These 10 Gargantuan Sci-Fi Film Questions?

Can You Answer These 10 Gargantuan Sci-Fi Film Questions?
Which novel was Tod Browning’s "The Devil-Doll" based on? Which ubiquitous 50’s character actor starred as the lonely mad scientist in "Attack of the Puppet People?" Who narrated the famous trailer to "The Incredible Shrinking Man?" Test your knowledge of bionic film wonders, large and small, with this 10-question quiz. Read More: The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far
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Contest: Win The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Features on Blu-ray

Tomorrow, Scream Factory's unleashing respective double feature Blu-rays of The Food of the Gods and Frogs, and Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each double feature to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance,
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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Frogs, Let Us Prey, Cannibal Ferox

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.

Anchor Bay is also bringing home Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus this week, Vinegar Syndrome is giving the cult film Madman a high-def upgrade and Universal is keeping busy as well with their releases of Seventh Son, The Loft and the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil too.
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Brand News Clips/Stills From Scream Factory’s Bluray Double Features of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan & The Food Of The Gods/Frogs

Scream Factory’s release of not only one solid double feature but two (2!!) doubles that feature four fan favorite creature feature flicks. On May 26th, the gang at Sf is ready to unleash both a double feature of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan, and the fan favorite old school classic films The Food Of The Gods/Frogs.

Quite the set of releases, both Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan and The Food Of The Gods/Frogs are releases that not only provide some hellish entertainment, but interesting trivia, included via brand new interviews with the films’ stars and special effects people as well. I don’t know about your friend fanatics, but these larger than life films are made even more enjoyable after hearing stories about everybody’s experiences with making the films.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People
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Clips & Trailers from The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Feature Blu-rays

On May 26th, Scream Factory's unleashing nature-gone-wrong creature features, including the killer amphibians from Frogs, the giant rats from The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants!
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The Food of the Gods / Frogs & Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan Double Feature Blu-ray Release Details

Long before he co-starred as James Dalton's memorable mentor and friend in Road House, Sam Elliott took on killer amphibians in 1972's Frogs, and with Scream Factory offering up two double doses of nature-gone-wrong creature features, Frogs is invading homes on Blu-ray this May along with the giant rats of The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

Press release - "This spring, nature strikes back! On May 26, 2015 Scream Factory presents Food of the Gods and Frogs, two nature-gone-berserk shockers on Blu-ray for the first time. This release comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with the films’ stars Belinda Balaski and Joan Van Ark.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk.
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Scream Factory Gives Horror Lovers Two Creature Double Features This May!!

In the words of the great Samuel L. Jackson: “Hold onto your butts”. Always known to please genre fans, whether they be the Halloween types of the more obscure genre films like Exterminators Of The Year 3000, it’s safe to say the gang at Sf know their audience and kick ass giving fans fun and exciting releases. Coming this May 26th, Scream Factory is not only release one creature feature double feature, but Two, with the release of Food Of The Gods / Frogs and Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan. I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but the news of these releases gives me one hell of a grin. Each double feature set includes an H.G. Wells adaption, along with another creature film to wet your whistle for days.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People
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How ‘Sleuth’s lavish manor setting is a thinly veiled asylum of mind trickery

The soul of a house lies within he who inhabits it; and indeed, Sleuth’s (1972) grandiose stately manor, tucked away in the Wiltshire countryside – with its immaculate courtyard lined with statuettes and finely trimmed grass – is as precise a representation of Andrew Wyke (Laurence Olivier) and his ostentatious persona as any. A personal favourite of mine, Sleuth could never quite reach the heights it does, even with the astonishing performances of Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine, if it were plagued by a bland or unmemorable setting.

Self-indulgence is weaved into Wyke’s soul as intricately as the elaborate maze in which he is first found and as such, he seems to finds solace in the vastness of his mansion, his only friend, seemingly unmoved by the lack of company and instead simply thriving off his own splendour. Perhaps this could be understandable; the premise of the film makes the social
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Rest in Peace: Susan Gordon

Susan Gordon was best known as a child actress and is remembered mostly for her appearance in the "Twilight Zone" episode "The Fugitive", in which she befriends the ruler of a planet who is hiding out on earth. We're sad to report the news that Susan passed away on December 11th at the age of 62 after battling cancer.

Gordon also appeared in such genre films as Attack of the Puppet People (directed by her father, Bert I. Gordon), Tormented, and Picture Mommy Dead as well as the TV series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour".

From the SusanGordon.info website:

Susan Gordon

b. July 27, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota

d. December 11, 2011 in Teaneck, New Jersey

Susan was last able to speak to us on November 8, 2011. Her final words in the conversation were: "I need to sleep" — she seemed to be consciously avoiding the word "goodbye" in ending conversations with us in her final months.
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Actress Gordon Dies At 62

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Actress Gordon Dies At 62
Former child star Susan Gordon has died at the age of 62.

The actress, also known as Susan L. Aviner, passed away on Sunday in New Jersey after a long battle with cancer, according to Variety.

Gordon made her acting debut as a child in 1958 movie Attack of the Puppet People, which was directed by her father Bert I. Gordon.

She went on to land roles in 1959 film The Five Pennies and hit TV show The Twilight Zone, as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke and a TV version of Miracle on 34th Street.

In her later career she worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency in Japan before returning to acting to star in a 2002 Off-Broadway production of A Magic Place in a New Time.

Must Watch Retro 1950's Trailer for The Avengers!

Hey gang! You've got to watch this incredible retro 1950's trailer for The Avengers! This thing was put together in credibly well, and I couldn't help but have a smile on my face the whole time I was watching it. I would love to see this movie if it actually existed! Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

The trailer above was created by YouTube user whoiseyevan and here's what he had to say about it.

What if... the Avengers movie was created years before the actual comic book?

Lost in the annals of time and space, comes this magnificent motion picture of epic proportions. Taking a page from such horror classics as "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman" and "House of Frankenstein," Timely Atlas Studios (the precursor to Marvel Studios), created the first superhero movie team-up. "The Avengers" featured an awesome array of characters such as Captain America,
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