14 items from 2016
Things are about to get very strange for Jonathan Lipnicki as he’s nabbed the lead role in indie horror film Circus Kane, which sees a reclusive circus master invite a group of social media stars to his house of haunts, THR writes. In a nod to Vincent Price’s House on Haunted Hill, anyone who can make it out […] »
Halloween is almost here. This is the time of year for putting your favorite horror films in the DVD player. When you think of horror movies over the decades, there are certain actors whose names are indelibly linked to the horror genre. In honor of Halloween 2016, Cinelinx looks at the nine greatest horror films stars of all time.
9) Robert Englund: He made a name for himself as the burnt-faced dream demon Freddy Kruger. His body of horror work includes...A Nightmare On Elm Street, Anoes 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Anoes 3: Dream Warriors, Anoes 4: The Dream Master, Anoes 5: The Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy Vs. Jason, The Phantom of the Opera, Nightmare Café, Night Terrors, Mortal Fear, The Mangler, Urban Legend, Sanitarium, The Funhouse Massacre, etc.
8) Jamie Lee Curtis: The woman who created the trend of females »
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For those of you with Amazon Prime benefits, you may or may not have realized just how many great, free horror movies the site’s streaming service has to offer for members (something I sadly didn’t realize until late last year myself). I recently spent a few hours combing through their entire library and came up with this list of 31 horror movies (spanning several different sub-genres) that are sure to make for fun and fright-filled ways to get you ready for Halloween.
When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, three scouts and one badass cocktail waitress will fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
Interview with a Vampire (1994)
- Heather Wixson
Directed by Joe Dante.
An enterprising film promoter capitalises on the hysteria during the Cuban missile crisis and introduces the idea of live props and special effects to a Florida town during a horror movie showing.
There is a theory that horror movies tend to thrive and become popular with mainstream audiences during times of social upheaval. Joe Dante’s Matinee is a comedy that has this idea at its core and, amongst other things, plays with the notions of horror movie making in a love letter to 1950s/1960s creature features and growing up during a time when everything seemed so much more innocent.
- Amie Cranswick
There’s the usual stockpile when we mention horror anthology TV series. Twilight Zone sits firmly on top for most, and then follows Outer Limits, Thriller, Tales from the Crypt, Masters of Horror, Night Gallery, and on and on. (The rankings are up to you.) And sometimes, way down in the pile of yellowed TV Guides lays one that time forgot (and Nielsen killed). Witness NBC’s Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972), a one season and done series that provided solid stories well told over 23 episodes.
If the title seems confusing, it’s because it was known as Ghost Story for the first 13 episodes (plus pilot), and then Circle of Fear for the last 9. Low ratings prompted the name change, which proceeded when the show returned from the Christmas break. Rotund host Sebastian Cabot also didn’t survive the retooling.
- Scott Drebit
Any horror fan knows that for a lot of movies in the genre, it can be hard to sell non-enthusiasts on having the wits scared out of them. Thankfully, the genre covers so much ground and incorporates so much of the best of other kinds of film that it’s not hard to find something that can appeal to everyone while still satisfying those looking for scares. These are a few of the best movies that combine our favorite aspects of both action and horror.
James Cameron took Ridley Scott’s tense and atmospheric 1979 thriller and put his own spin on it by applying his successful trademark Terminator-style action sensibilities. The result was an action-horror classic that holds up incredibly well today and remains wildly influential across pop culture. Aliens introduced the concept of the space marine as we know it today and paved the way for countless future science-fiction franchises. »
- Jerry Smith
Join me in the confines of my house on the hill, where every week I’ll be sharing with you a seemingly random review of a movie that’s come across my horror-nerd radar in the middle of the night. So come join my on the couch. It may give you some insight into the way our referential minds connect films, it may introduce you to something you never knew existed, or it may give you a rash that requires a 7-day ointment treatment. Or, maybe none of that matters in the end–because this is Arbitrary Cinema..
I Saw What You Did – Bluray Review
“William Castle warns you: This Picture Is About Uxoricide!”
Disclaimers like this regularly adorned the posters and lobby cards of master showman William Castle’s films. To boil him down to just “shlock” though, doesn’t give his legacy the due-justice it deserves. Sure, his »
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For those of you looking to live a bit more deliciously, May 17th is certainly going to be your day, because Robert Eggers’ The Witch is finally making its way onto Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Scream Factory also has two releases that genre fans will certainly want to keep an eye on this week: William Castle’s cult classic I Saw What You Did and the recent thriller Dementia, which stars The Sacrament’s Gene Jones. The killer anthology Southbound is also coming to DVD on Tuesday, and Universal has several four-title collections that might be worth your time as well.
A simple prank call turns into a night of person-to-person terror in I Saw What You Did, a movie that dials up the suspense.
Teenagers Libby and Kit have found a new way to entertain themselves: by calling »
- Heather Wixson
Two teenagers pick the wrong person to prank call in I Saw What You Did (1965), hitting high-definition on home media this Tuesday from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of I Saw What You Did.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “I Saw What You Did Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 22nd. 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.
From the Press Release: “It starts as a game… and there’s no end in Fright! A simple prank call turns into a night »
- Derek Anderson
From the Press Release: “It starts as a game… and there’s no end in Fright! A simple prank call turns into a night of person-to-person terror in I Saw What You Did, a movie that dials up the heart-stopping suspense! Scream Factory presents the Blu-ray debut of William Castle’s I Saw What You Did on May 17th, 2016, complete with an all-new high definition transfer.
Teenagers Libby and Kit have found a new way to entertain themselves: by calling up random strangers and tormenting them with a warning: “I saw what you did, and I know who you are.” But when a man who has recently murdered his wife becomes their latest victim, the tables are quickly turned… »
- Tamika Jones
Dial “F” for Fright. When two teens prank call a man who, unbeknownst to them, has committed a heinous crime, a night of fun turns into a night of terror. Scream Factory will release William Castle’s I Saw What You Did on Blu-ray with a high-definition transfer on May 17th.
Press Release: It starts as a game… and there’s no end in Fright! A simple prank call turns into a night of person-to-person terror in I Saw What You Did, a movie that dials up the heart-stopping suspense! Scream Factory presents the Blu-ray debut of William Castle’s I Saw What You Did on May 17th, 2016, complete with an all-new high definition transfer.
- Tamika Jones
From Scream Factory: It starts as a game…and there’s no end in fright! A simple prank call turns into a night of person-to-person terror in 1965's I Saw What You Did--which streets on Blu-ray for the first time on May 17th.
The legendary Joan Crawford (What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?) and John Ireland are among the stars in this chiller produced and directed by the legendary Master of the Macabre, William Castle (House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, Strait-Jacket).
Pre-order now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/i-saw-what-you-did
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- Tamika Jones
Good news, my creeps: Michale Graves‘ new horror rock opus When Worlds Collide is almost here, and I’ve had a chance to let it fill up my eerie earholes! Read on for a full review, an interview with the man himself, and more!
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I can’t even describe how excited I was to get my greedy lil’ claws on the latest release from Michale Graves. Not only is this the newest entry in his legacy of horror-punk-terror tunes, this album promised a first: a sequel to a song he penned back in his tenure in the group that started the whole shebang, the Misfits… and not just any song, my fiends—this would be a follow up to what is undoubtedly his signature song, Crying on a Saturday Night! Admittedly, that is a s–t-ton to live up to, »
Hey, let's dig up a rotting corpse, just for fun! A group of crazy Florida theater students plays a group of crazy Florida theater students in Bob Clark's no-budget, spirited attempt to ride in the wake of Night of the Living Dead. An hour of bad jokes is capped by a satisfying zombie onslaught that got the film a major release and launched a career. That's how a score of good directors got started in the 1970s. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Blu-ray Vci Entertainment 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 76 min. / Street Date February 23, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin. Cinematography Jack McGowan Film Editor Gary Goch Art Direction Forest Carpenter Original Music Carl Zittrer Special Makeup Creator Alan Ormsby Written by Bob Clark, Alan Ormsby Produced by Gary Goch Directed by Bob Clark credited as Benjamin Clark
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
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14 items from 2016
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