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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Hit Season Low As Ravens Peck Texans

It took the Baltimore Ravens awhile to get in the game against the Houston Texans last night on Monday Night Football, but in the end they grinded out a 23-16 victory, keeping the Super Bowl Xlvii champs on track for their first playoff appearance in three years. However, now 12 weeks into the controversial season, it was only a dark victory for Espn and the NFL that one might detect in Edgar Allan Poe's “The Raven” poem. With a 6.0 in metered market results, last night's…
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New gameplay trailer revealed for Thq’s gothic horror Black Mirror

Thq Nordic have released a new gameplay trailer for their reboot of the 2004 point and click gothic horror adventure, Black Mirror. Developed by King Art Games, developers of The Book of Unwritten Tales and The Raven, Black Mirror will be available to horror gaming fans on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Mac and Linux on the 28th November. Watch the new gameplay trailer below…

In Black Mirror players are taken back to 1926 Scotland to follow the life of David Gordon as he visits his ancestral home for the first time after the death of his father. Once there the dark secrets that haunt the house provide a unique atmosphere of madness that threatens David Gordon’s sanity and life. Players will need to investigate these mysterious occurrences to discover Gordon’s past.

Black Mirror features:

Interactions with vision-like apparitions which help you learn more about your family’s past. Eerie atmosphere
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New trailer for Thq Nordic’s reboot of ‘Black Mirror’

Thq Nordic have released a new gameplay trailer for their series reboot Black Mirror, the Gothic horror adventure due for release on 28th November 2017. Developed by the Bremen studio King Art Games, known for The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Dwarves and The Raven, Black Mirror will be available on PC/Mac/Linux, PS4 and Xbox One.

The first part of the creepy point-and-click series was released in 2004 as The Black Mirror, which produced two more spin-offs, Black Mirror II (2009) and Black Mirror III (2011). But don’t worry, even players unfamiliar with the previous games in the series can also enjoy Black Mirror, because this reboot of the franchise tells a totally independent and new story. The major difference between the new and old Black Mirror, apart from the modern graphics of course, will be a new gameplay element: interaction with vision-like apparitions.

Like in the original graphic adventure trilogy,
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Ten Classic Scary Movies For Halloween

I have known for years, many people will not watch black and white movies, of any kind. It has to be color and no older than 10 years, preferably movies made this year, or last year. I have had people look at me with astonishment when I tell them I not only watch black and white movies regularly but even silent movies. I’ve had people admit they didn’t know movies were being made in 1927, much less 1915.

So for this Hallowe’en, when movie geeks thoughts turn to scary movies here is my personal and eclectic list of great, old, scary movies, filmed in glorious black and white.

10. Nosferatu 1922

The Great Grand Daddy of all Dracula movies, and the template for every vampire movie ever made, the first, one of the best and still creepy, even if you’ve seen it repeatedly. A silent masterpiece by Fw Murnau and with
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Horror Highlights: The Forlorned, Truth Or Dare, The Raven, Downrange Clip, Axeman 2: Overkill, Irrational Fear

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Directed by Andrew Wiest, The Forlorned, based on the novel by Angela Townsend, will be released on October 3rd courtesy of Midnight Releasing. Continue reading for more details in today's Horror Highlights. We also have a trailer extravaganza with looks at Truth or Dare, Axeman 2: Overkill, and Irrational Fear, London Horror Festival performance details for The Raven, and a clip from Downrange.

Trailer and Poster Revealed for The Forlorned: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA-- Midnight Releasing turns on the light for Andrew Wiest's The Forlorned October 3rd. Based on the book by suspense novelist Angela Townsend, The Forlorned is the story of a man lured by a job to a desolate lighthouse who quickly finds himself in over his head and at the mercy of malevolent forces. The Forlorned will be available October 3rd on Amazon Instant, iTunes, Xbox, Vimeo, Steam, Vudu, Google Play and more.

Andrew Wiest
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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, Two Sentence Horror Stories, London Horror Festival 2017

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Masterfully Macabre Entertainment announced the Us premiere of To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Continue reading for more details on its debut at ScareFest 2017. Also in today's Highlights: a sneak peek at Two Sentence Horror Stories and the lineup at this year's London Horror Festival.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Us Premiere Details: Press Release: “Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“Mme”) announced today that their highly anticipated documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is having its Us Premiere as the headliner at the ScareFest convention launch party on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at The Grand Reserve Event Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Launch party events begin at 4:30 pm, with the film introduction at 8:00 pm, and the film's premiere screening at 8:30 pm. The film's star subject, Kane Hodder, Director Derek Dennis Herbert, and Producer Andrew Barcello will attend the premiere
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N.Y.C. Now Casting: Leads in ‘The House On Poe Street’ + More

In today’s NYC notices, gothic ghosts meet modern monstrosities in “The House On Poe Street,” a play with lead roles for twin sisters and more! There are also roles in a Diner Ecuador commercial and a call for submissions from funny ladies for a Marie Claire video series! “The House On Poe Street” “The House On Poe Street,” a play following the horrors that unravel when twin sisters inherit the house where Poe is reputed to have composed “The Raven.” Twin sisters, aged 22–29, are wanted to play the lead roles of Argonne and Fluorine Seaborg. Talent must have real British accents and be able to sing. Additionally, there is a lead role for a male actor, aged 30–45, and several supporting roles for talent, aged 24–65. Rehearsals begin Sept. 20 and the production runs Oct. 27–31, Nov. 1–4, and Nov. 7–11. Pay is $1200. Apply here! Diners Ecuador Commerciala TV commercial for a credit card in
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Thq Nordic announce ‘Black Mirror’ reboot

Thq Nordic have revealed their new project: Black Mirror, a Gothic horror adventure due for release on 28th November 2017. The game will be developed by the Bremen studio King Art Games, known for The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Dwarves and The Raven, and will be available on PC/Mac/Linux, PS4 and Xbox One.

The first part of the creepy point-and-click series was released in 2004 as The Black Mirror, which produced two more spin-offs, Black Mirror II (2009) and Black Mirror III (2011). But don’t worry, even players unfamiliar with the previous games in the series can also enjoy Black Mirror, because this reboot of the franchise tells a totally independent and new story. The major difference between the new and old Black Mirror, apart from the modern graphics of course, will be a new gameplay element: interaction with vision-like apparitions.

Like in the original graphic adventure trilogy, the Gothic
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‘The Wall’ Review: John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson Spend 90 Minutes With An Iraqi Sniper In Small, Suspenseful Thriller

‘The Wall’ Review: John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson Spend 90 Minutes With An Iraqi Sniper In Small, Suspenseful Thriller
It’s been the better part of a decade since “Buried,” “Devil,” and “Frozen” (the one about flesh-eating wolves, not the one about princesses) all hit theaters in the same year, and, for a moment there, it almost seemed as though the sub-genre those films share had started to lose its appeal. No such luck. Alas, we are still living in the golden age of single-location thrillers, even if most of them are bronze-level at best. If anything, Doug Liman’s passably entertaining new film suggests that we should brace ourselves for more such contained and claustrophobic exercises in suspense, whether we like them or not.

Arriving in theaters just a few weeks after the similarly scaled “Mine” was buried on VOD, “The Wall” may not be well-structured, but Liman’s latest still serves as an imposing reminder that — as movies get riskier to make and the gulf between blockbusters
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16 Sneaky Literary References in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

The first season of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events is littered with Easter eggs that every major fan will excitedly gobble up. However, while most of those allude to the Asoue book series, there is a whole slew of additional Easter eggs that reference other famous works of fiction. Easily missed, these literary references can be found in character names, settings, witty dialogue, and more. Take a look below to see the ones we spotted! The Bad Beginning (Episodes one and two) The last name Baudelaire is a nod to 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire. His most notable work is a collection of poems entitled Les Fleurs de Mal, or The Flowers of Evil, which considered how to find the beauty in miserable circumstances. Furthermore, one of the poems in the collection is titled "La Beatricé," which could be where the Baudelaire's matriarch got her name. Mr. Poe
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Smosh Grows Up: After 10 Years on YouTube, The Online Comedy Empire Continues to Evolve

Smosh Grows Up: After 10 Years on YouTube, The Online Comedy Empire Continues to Evolve
When Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla first joined YouTube, they each received a free iPod nano from the site for signing up. Over ten years later, and Smosh, the channel they named after a junior high inside joke, is the sixth most subscribed channel on YouTube — just after Rihanna’s Vevo, but before Taylor Swift’s.

When they arrived at the IndieWire offices last month to promote their second feature, “Ghostmates,” co-produced by Defy Media and YouTube Red, they each donned crisp black jackets and fresh haircuts. (The latter caused much hubbub from fans during a Facebook live interview.) If “Pokemon In Real Life” is your only Smosh reference point, you might not recognize the sleek young moguls on the screen.

Read More: Smosh Live: The Creators Behind YouTube’s Most Popular Comedy Channel Reveal How They ‘Stay Relevant’

The Smosh empire now consists of 10 related channels, five studio albums,
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Review: Tales Of Poe is a Unique Take on the Master of Macabre’s Written Works

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In the history of the horror genre, there has been no shortage of movies adapted from the great Edgar Allan Poe. From the classic 1935 Universal adaptation of “The Raven," to the brilliant gothic Roger Corman/Vincent Price collaborations of the 1960s, and even through Stuart Gordon’s 1991 filming of “The Pit and the Pendulum” for Full Moon Features, there’s not a corner of horror that hasn’t been touched by the works of Poe. This makes any new adaptation of the author’s work challenging, though, because so many horror fans may carry a “been there, seen that” mentality towards the umpteenth retelling of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” It is to the credit of directors Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly that their new anthology, aptly titled Tales of Poe, offers a new spin on an author whose work has been brought to the screen for nearly 100 years.

Adapting three
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August 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Walking Dead Season 6 & Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 1

Hope you guys made some extra room in your wallets for all the cash you’ll undoubtedly be shelling out this week (love me some “dad humor”), as August 23rd boasts an awesome selection of horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD releases, all capped off by the home entertainment debuts of both season one of Ash vs Evil Dead and the sixth season of The Walking Dead.

Arrow Video is giving the cult classic The Bloodstained Butterfly an HD overhaul for their impressive-looking two-disc Special Edition release that arrives this Tuesday, and Scream Factory is doing the same for another cult classic, Psycho IV: The Beginning. Kino Lorber is releasing a Blu-ray for Chandu The Magician this week, and we’ve also got a DVD and Blu release for Jon WattsClown to look forward to as well.

Other notable releases for August 23rd include Der Bunker, The Ultimate Vincent Price Collection,
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Garrison Keillor Tweaks Edgar Allan Poe: ‘Quoth the Raven, Donald Trump’

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Garrison Keillor Tweaks Edgar Allan Poe: ‘Quoth the Raven, Donald Trump’
The news from Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, has lately turned to the political: Garrison Keillor, the humorist behind “A Prairie Home Companion,” brought his gentle comic style to bear on the campaign of Gop frontrunner Donald Trump. Keillor borrowed liberally from “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic 1845 poem of dread and mystery, to tell his own story of the Trump campaign in the runup to the New York primary on Tuesday. Keillor describes a night at home “once upon a midnight dreary, while I studied social theory,” and hearing a commotion outside. No sooner does he investigate than the cause of.
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SHOCKing Sonnet: David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone

Shock’s resident poet Nigel Parkin gives us some SHOCKing sonnets and horrifying haiku’s. David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone The classroom bell rings.The children still are sitting,Held by ‘The Raven’. He closes his book,Our hero, haunted by Poe,Possessing the words. He speaks the last verse,Called up from shadows within,Then lets himself smile. Is the spell broken?‘Pretty…

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On this day in pop culture history: Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered

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On this day in pop culture history: Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered
57 years ago today, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles. It was the last film based on a fairy tale that the House of Mouse made for over 30 years, until 1989’s The Little Mermaid, since Sleeping Beauty underperformed at the box office, leading to massive layoffs at Disney. The successful release of 101 Dalmatians in 1961 ended up saving Disney Animation. Though Sleeping Beauty wasn’t a hit at its debut, the film’s become a beloved Disney classic, with Aurora in her pink dress (you win, Flora) prominent among the lineup of Disney princesses, and with Maleficent now an iconic animated villain. Maleficent got her own movie starring Angelina Jolie in 2014. Other notable January 29 happenings in pop culture history: • 1845: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. • 1942: BBC Radio first aired “Desert Island Discs.” Still on the air today,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Premature Burial

It’s one of those fears I never think about until someone brings it up - being buried alive. Just saying it makes my skin crawl, and not in a scary movie kind of way. Waking up in total darkness, unable to really move, hearing the sound of my heart beating wildly in my chest and this is before the true panic sets in. Check please, and bring the car around, won’t you? This is why I will be cremated, thanks (and save the comments about waking up engulfed in flames – it’ll be quicker, at least). Roger Corman’s Premature Burial (1962), based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, taps directly into this fear and mines that vein for 81 entertaining minutes.

Released in North America on March 7th by American International Pictures (there’s a story – more on that later), Premature Burial was the 3rd of Corman’s Poe adaptations,
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Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day Ten- Krampus-Themed Gift Ideas, Horror Lunch Boxes, Zombies for Kids & More!

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Welcome back readers for day ten of Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and with the release of Michael Dougherty’s wondrous holiday horror tale, Krampus, this weekend, I thought this would make for the perfect opportunity to provide you guys with some fun Krampus-related gift ideas today.

We’ve also got some more badass apparel choices from Ten Thirty One Halloween for this installment of the Hgg and for those of you with younger zombie fans in your life, we’ve got you covered too. We also take a look at the wildly inventive artwork and accessories at Creepy Company and much more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by Rlj Entertainment and their recent terrifying yuletide release, A Christmas Horror Story, and to help you guys get into the spirit of the season, we’ve put together 10 amazing prize packs filled with goodies, a
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Today is Boris Karloff’s Birthday – Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

No other actor in the long history of horror has been so closely identified with the genre as Boris Karloff, yet he was as famous for his gentle heart and kindness as he was for his screen persona. William Henry Pratt was born on November 23, 1887, in Camberwell, London, England. He studied at London University in anticipation of a diplomatic career; however, he moved to Canada in 1909 and joined a theater company where he was bit by the acting bug. It was there that he adopted the stage name of “Boris Karloff.” He toured back and forth across the USA for over ten years in a variety of low-budget Theater shows and eventually ended up in Hollywood. Needing cash to support himself, Karloff landed roles in silent films making his on-screen debut in Chapter 2 of the 1919 serial The Masked Rider. His big
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