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Arrow Video’s February 2018 Blu-ray Releases Include Basket Case Limited Edition, Scalpel, The Gruesome Twosome

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Even after all of your presents are unwrapped and your tree is packed away (or put on the curb), Arrow Video will continue to give the gift of new horror Blu-ray releases for fans looking to expand their collections. The company just announced their impressive February 2018 slate of Blu-rays, including a limited edition version of Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case, The Gruesome Twosome, and much more!

From Arrow Video: "Time for our new announcements! First up two titles coming from Arrow Records and Books this December…

New Arrow Book: The Hitcher (Book)

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2BqKmWx

Release date: 29th December

Robert Harmon’s 1986 film The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 2 – More Black Friday Deals, Movie Box Sets, Hallmark Ornaments & More!

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Happy Black Friday, everyone, and welcome back for Day 2 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate your way through the horrors of the shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print (see below) that all of our giveaway winners will receive with our amazing prize packs that feature a collection of items, including movies, graphic novels, the Duddy in Motion Stranger Things print,
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Shock and Gore: The Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis and The Hershell Gordon Lewis Feast

Shock and Gore: The Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis and The Hershell Gordon Lewis Feast are two extraordinary limited edition releases from Arrow Films celebrating the warped mind of horror and exploitation genius Herschell Gordon Lewis. Packed to the rafters with blood drenched shockers, the compendium represents the best of the serial gore producers efforts to chill the bones off fans ever eager to gross-out.

The multi-format releases feature 14 of the director’s films in glorious high-definition plus a whole host of extras exploring every last detail about Lewis’s career in the gore game. Lewis sadly passed away in September after a long career in both film making and advertising.

Featuring 14 Hg Lewis titles including Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Color Me Blood Red and Something Weird plus more extras than you could shake a bloodied stake at, this is a collection perfect for fans and newcomers alike to
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October 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lights Out, The Exorcist III, Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection

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For this final Tuesday in October (and the last day of home entertainment releases prior to Halloween), horror fans have a bunch of great new Blu-rays and DVDs coming out just in time for everyone’s favorite holiday. Scream Factory has given The Exorcist III an HD overhaul (including the original Director’s Cut of the sequel), which is something no genre lover will want to miss out on experiencing. Arrow Video is also keeping busy on October 25th with the release of their impressive 17-disc box set celebrating trailblazing filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, and the recent supernatural thriller Lights Out is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD as well.

Cult film enthusiasts are undoubtedly going to be busy this Tuesday, with Severin Films releasing a 2K version of Burial Ground, Blue Underground showing Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby some love this week, and Vinegar Syndrome giving
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Rip Herschell Gordon Lewis - forever the Godfather of gore

Craig Lines Sep 26, 2016

A few words about H G Lewis, 'the godfather of gore', who died yesterday...

This week is a sad one for horror fans, as it marks the passing of Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1929 - September 26, 2016), a man whose pioneering splatter movies changed the genre forever. While even his most well-known work is perhaps still not widely seen outside of horror circles, this is part of what makes him one of the quintessential purveyors of it. Horror - especially at its extreme end - has always been an outsider's genre, offputting and disturbing to wider crowds. Sure, a lot of the tropes and extremities that Lewis introduced are commonplace now in major pictures but his work (although shot primarily to make money from the drive-in circuit in the early 60s) has remained on the fringes. A cult favourite for those in the know.

For me personally, he carved
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Herschell Gordon Lewis, ‘The Godfather of Gore,’ Dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, ‘The Godfather of Gore,’ Dies at 87
Horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis, known as the “Godfather of Gore” for his bloody exploitation movies that launched the splatter genre in the 1960s with films such as “Blood Feast” and “Two Thousand Maniacs,” died Monday at 87.

The Something Weird Video site announced his death.

Blood Feast,” made in 1963 in Miami, was considered to be the horror genre’s first splatter film. Variety called it a “totally inept shocker” that was “an insult even to the most puerile and salacious of audiences,” with a “senseless” screenplay and “amateurish” acting.

His films supplied grindhouse cinemas and drive-ins with titles including “A Taste of Blood,” “The Wizard of Gore,” “The Gruesome Twosome,” “Scum of the Earth!” and “She-Devils on Wheels.”

Beginning in the 1960s, his early films with the late producer David F. Friedman were skewed toward soft-core erotica. Lewis’s other films also took on subjects that were taboo at the
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R.I.P. Herschell Gordon Lewis (1929-2016)

American exploitation filmmaker and the ‘Godfather of Gore’ Herschell Gordon Lewis has passed away aged 87, distributors Something Weird Video have announced on Facebook.

Begginning his career as a producer with 1959’s The Prime Time, Lewis then began directing, releasing a series of erotic “nudies” in the early 1960s before switching to horror for 1963’s Blood Feast, which is considered to be the first “gore” film and ushered in the splatter genre.

Lewis went on to produce a number of low-budget gore films catering to the drive-in market, releasing titles such as Two Thousand Maniacs!, Color Me Blood Red, A Taste of Blood, The Gruesome Twosome, The Wizard of Gore and The Gore Gore Girls, as well as venturing into other areas of exploitation film, and even children’s movies.

Having retired from the industry in the early 1970s, Lewis returns in 2002 with the sequel Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat,
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Herschell Gordon Lewis Has Passed Away

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Some very upsetting news is circulating today, as it's being reported that Herschell Gordon Lewis, aka The Godfather of Gore, has passed away at the age of 87.

The news of Lewis' passing comes from Something Weird Video (via Bloody Disgusting). While the exact cause of death is unknown, there's no doubt that Lewis will be missed by countless people within the horror community, where he touched many lives with his unfiltered creativity both behind and in front of the camera.

Lewis left his unique imprint on the horror genre as early as the 1960s with films like Blood Feast (1963), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, and A Taste of Blood.

In 2002, Lewis returned to directing with Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat, and he recently appeared in Marcel Walz's Blood Feast remake and Joe Castro's Terror Toons 3.

Lewis' uncompromising style will live on through
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Release Details & Cover Art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Collection, Dark Water (2002) & Vamp Blu-rays

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Bloodsuckers, the water-soaked paranormal, and a Herschell Gordon Lewis film collection are coming out on Blu-ray this October from Arrow Video, and the official special features lists and cover art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast collection, Dark Water (2002), and 1986's Vamp tease plenty to enjoy on all three releases:

"Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in October...

Dark Water [Blu-ray + DVD] (October 11th)

After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the "dead wet girl" to new heights of suspense and drama.

Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko.
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Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Freda Warrington’s The Dark Blood of Poppies

This time last year we shared an excerpt from the first book in Freda Warrington’s “Blood Books” series, A Taste of Blood Wine, which was followed up in April by a look at A Dance in Blood Velvet. Now we’re… Continue Reading →

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2014 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 7th annual Arizona Underground Film Festival will screen a smorgasbord of cult flicks, horror movies, comedies and provocative documentaries on September 19-27 at The Screening Room in Tucson, Az.

Opening Night: The fest kicks off on the 19th with Killers, a dark thriller all the way from Japan and Indonesia about a psychopath and a journalist who forge an unlikely, hellish bond.

Other films to be on the look out for include documentaries like the powerful Who Took Johnny? by acclaimed filmmakers Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley and David Belinson that examines the legacy of the disappearance of young Johnny Gosch in 1982; Penny Vozniak’s Despite the Gods, about Jennifer Lynch’s struggles to make a Bollywood musical; and Gideon C. Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater’s wild Limo Ride.

Then, there are horror movies like the Lovecraft-inspired The Call Girl of Cthulu by Chris Lamartina; the slasher flick Crazy Bitches
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Read an Excerpt from A Dance in Blood Velvet

Titan books recently released A Dance in Blood Velvet, the follow-up to Freda Warrington’s vampire novel, A Taste of Blood Wine, and we have the first chapter for Daily Dead readers to check out:

“For the love of her vampire suitor, Karl, Charlotte has forsaken her human life. Now her only contact with people is when she hunts them down to feed. The one light in the shadows is the passion that burns between her and Karl. A love that it seems will last for eternity – until Karl’s former lover, the beautiful Katerina, returns from her grave in the icy depths of the Weisskalt to reclaim her life… and Karl.”

Excerpt:

Chapter One: The Blood-crystal Ring

He knew only her first name: Charlotte.

When he’d first met her at the concert, she seemed an averagely pretty young woman; medium height, slim rather than fashionably thin, nothing extraordinary.
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Succumb to this Exclusive Excerpt from Vampire Novel A Dance in Blood Velvet

In October we treated you to an excerpt from Freda Warrington's A Taste of Blood Wine, and now in April we're showering you with an exclusive look at its follow-up, A Dance in Blood Velvet.

A Dance in Blood Velvet, out Today (4/8/2014) from Titan Books, is the second installment in Warrington's "Blood Wine" series of novels.

Click Here to download a Pdf of our exclusive A Dance in Blood Velvet excerpt.

Synopsis:

For the love of her vampire suitor, Karl, Charlotte has forsaken her human life. Now her only contact with humans is when she hunts them down to feed. Her thirst for blood repulses her, but its fulfilment brings ecstasy.

The one light in the shadows is the passion that burns between her and Karl. A love that it seems will last for eternity - until Karl's former lover, the seductively beautiful Katerina, is rescued from the Crystal Ring.
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Excerpt from A Taste of Blood Wine

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Freda Warrington’s A Taste of Blood Wine is a new vampire novel that will be released on October 8th and we’ve been provided with an excerpt for Daily Dead readers to check out.

“1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.

1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine’s 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl – the man Madeleine has instantly decided will be her husband. Charlotte, shy and retiring, is happy to devote her life to her father and her dull fiance Henry – until she sees Karl …

For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that sunders her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend. As their feverish passion grows,
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Herschell Gordon Lewis Returns For “Zombificador”!

Herschell Gordon Lewis Returns For “Zombificador”!
50 years after Herschell Gordon Lewis’ cult classic Blood Feast, the Godfather of Gore is getting back in the director’s chair again for Zombificador, a film from Zombiehamster.com and Mugworth Productions. The film is set to star Bill Moseley (House Of 1,000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Todd Farmer (Jason X). A crowd-funding campaign is well under way for the practical FX horror film on Indiegogo, which you can find here, that’s running through July 7th. Below you’ll find a biography on the esteemed cult director and a press release for the new film.

Biography

Herschell Gordon Lewis is God!” – John Waters

A stunning and grand endorsement from John Waters, one of countless filmmakers who Herschell Gordon Lewis has influenced throughout a career which has spanned over half a century.

From his ‘nudie cutie’ features of the late ‘50s (including ‘The Adventures of Lucky Pierre
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