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Contest: Win The Four Skulls Of Jonathan Drake on Blu-ray

A family curse results in brutal beheadings in The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, and with the 1959 horror film now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, 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 The Four Skulls Of Jonathan Drake.

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:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Four Skulls Of Jonathan Drake Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 6th. This contest is only open to those
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The Bat People (1974), Vicious Lips (1986), The Man From Planet X (1951) & More Coming to Blu-ray from Scream Factory

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Scream Factory wasted no time kicking their week into high gear, as today they announced six upcoming Blu-ray releases that are sure to scratch the cult horror and sci-fi itch for home media collectors.

Coming to Blu-ray this summer from Scream Factory are Alienator, Vicious Lips, The Bat People, The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, The Man From Planet X, and Windows. Specific release dates and special features have yet to be announced, and you can be sure that we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on all six of these releases.

From Scream Factory: “Some of you may remember last year that we asked you to vote on some obscure titles we had existing rights on and if you wanted to see them come to the Blu-ray format. Since then we already announced several from that list and now we can confirm that we have even more planned
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Curse of the Faceless Man

Everybody sing!: An Italian boy from Napoli, got petrified by the scenery. Now his face is white and his arms are long. And he'd rather choke you than sing a song! Hey Ed Cahn! Do another cheapie for us Hey Ed Cahn! No more Volcano nonsense! --- A really stiff guy searches for the reincarnation of his Etruscan babe from 79 B.C.. This fave monster romp from '58 is no classic, but it's the spirit that counts. Curse of the Faceless Man Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 67 min. / Street Date February 16, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara, Luis Van Rooten, Gar Moore, Felix Locher, Jan Arvan, Bob Bryant. Cinematography Kenneth Peach Original Music Gerald Fried Written by Jerome Bixby Produced by Robert E. Kent Directed by Edward L. Cahn    

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Actually, 1958's Curse of the Faceless Man is
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Fright At Home: October 1st’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

The greatest month of the year has finally descended upon us for another 31 days of pumpkin spice flavored assortments and massive consumption of all things horror! Any honest-to-god horror fan gorges on the genre all year long, but the arrival of October is even more of an excuse to go all out. And what better way to kick off the days leading up to Halloween than with this weeks notable DVD & Blu-ray releases! It’s Fright At Home!

The Amityville Horror Trilogy

Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray / Scream Factory

Synopsis:

Blood drips from the walls. A terrifying chill permeates through the rooms. Menacing eyes glow from the upstairs window and inside this charming Long Island home, an unspeakable evil lurks the halls, waiting to torment all who dare enter. Experience the ultimate in haunted house films…and delve deeper into the history of the films with vintage special features and all-new special
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So long, Luce: A mother and son at the movies

Somehow we’d fallen into calling her “Luce the Moose.” No one even remembers why. After that, I used to buy her some kind of moose – a stuffed doll, a carving, anything – every Christmas. Her given name was Lucy Sylvia Mesce. Lucia, actually, but other than her immigrant parents, I don’t think anybody ever called her that.

She passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest on Monday, April 2, sometime around 5:30 p.m., at the age of 81.

She was my mother.

We are, each of us, at any given instant, the sum total of our lives. Everything that we have seen and heard, the people that we have known and the experiences we have had shape us, influence us, nudge and shove us this way and that. And all of it – even that which we have forgotten or thought we had completely ignored or considered so minor as to be irrelevant – leaves some trace,
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Aip Composer Paul Dunlap Dies

Paul Dunlap was a prolific film composer in the 1950s and 1960s, scoring over 200 features. He was best known for providing themes and scores for numerous science fiction and horror thrillers of the decades. His music highlighted attacks by prehistoric beasts in 1951’s Lost Continent starring Cesar Romero, and an alien robot invasion in 1954’s Target Earth with Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley. He scored Michael Landon’s transformation from man to monster in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), and provided music for such other Aip and United/Allied Artist cult classics as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Blood of Dracula (1957), How to Make a Monster (1958), Frankenstein – 1970 (1958), Invisible Invaders (1959), The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), Angry Red Planet (1959), Shock Corridor (1963), and Black Zoo (1963).

Dunlap was born in Springfield, Ohio, on July 19, 1919. He began working in films in the early 1950s, scoring westerns, war and action films including The Baron of Arizona
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