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Comic-Con 2016 Interview: Cassandra Peterson on Her New Book, Her Legacy in Horror, and 35 Years of Elvira

18 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over this past weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, this writer had the opportunity to speak with none other than Cassandra Peterson, the beloved actress and performer who is forever engrained in the pop culture lexicon as the horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Growing up, Elvira’s weekly show, Movie Macabre, was a huge part of my childhood and horror education, which made our conversation a career highlight and a truly unforgettable experience for me, both personally and professionally.

During our chat, Peterson discussed her influential career over the last 35 years, including her latest project, the Elvira: Mistress of the Dark photo book that hits shelves this October. She also talked about being a female horror icon during the 1980s, her favorite and least favorite movies she celebrated on Movie Macabre, and more.

Really great to speak with you today, Cassandra. What’s really cool about your career »

- Heather Wixson

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Fantasia Review: Train To Busan

22 July 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When we think of a zombie apocalypse we conjure up images of cities burning and mass hysteria.  “The Walking Dead” has shown us the desolate landscape of Alexandria overrun by zombies whereas films such as World War Z depict the horror of a zombie apocalypse on a global scale.  Films and television shows surrounding zombies have reached a frenzied height of popularity so it’s no surprise that Korean director Sang-ho Yeon decided to make his version of a zombie apocalypse for his latest film Train To Busan.  However, what sets this film apart from the hundreds, if not thousands, of zombie movies out there is not only how good of a movie it is, but how the focus of the zombie attacks take place on a train.

Train To Busan centers on a group of passengers traveling from Seoul to Busan when a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea. »

- Shannon McGrew

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Rip: Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille

21 July 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Beloved horror host and Night Of The Living Dead co-star Bill Cardille passes away. Actress and Day Of The Dead legend Lori Cardille announced via her Facebook page today that her father, beloved Pittsburgh television personality Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille, passed away this morning. He was 87. From Lori’s page: “Our dear father, William Cardille…

The post Rip: Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Slfs Interview: Michael Schilling – Writer and Director of Dead Nightmare

14 July 2016 6:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dead Nightmare screens Sunday, July 19th at 9:30pm at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater along with two shorter horror films as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here 

Writer/director Michael Schilling’s Dead Nightmare tells the story of young people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse as it tears apart their lives are forced to face their fears and make hard decisions in a place where any moment could be their last.

Michael Schilling took the time to answer questions about his film for We Are Movie Geeks in advance of it’s screening at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.

We Are Movie Geeks: What was your filmmaking experience before Dead Nightmare?

Michael Schilling: I had very little filmmaking experience prior to Dead Nightmare.  I had worked on writing some create your         own adventure zombie stories, where I »

- Tom Stockman

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Blu-ray Review: The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition

12 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s hard to believe that the same year George A. Romero released Day of the Dead, the ultra-gory, ultra-bleak conclusion of the trilogy he began with Night of the Living Dead in 1968, writer/director Dan O’Bannon was spinning Romero’s original classic into a totally new direction with The Return of the Living Dead. Whereas Romero’s film is dark and sober, Return is pure punk rock anarchy—a horror comedy that successfully manages to be equal parts horror and comedy while introducing one of the most significant elements into the zombie mythos since Romero first made them flesh-eaters 17 years earlier.

The film’s ingenious premise—which was “meta” before being meta was really a thing—is that the events of the original Night of the Living Dead really did take place and were covered up, with the zombies locked into airtight drums and left in the basement of a medical supply facility. »

- Patrick Bromley

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Film Review: ‘Cell’

8 July 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The most disturbing moment in any zombie movie is often the opening scene: that first chilling jolt of revelation that former live human beings have gone murderously off their rocker. The all-time scariest zombie scene? I’d still vote for the graveyard prologue of “Night of the Living Dead” (“They’re coming to get you, Barbara!”), which in hindsight heralded the creepy grandeur of the entire genre. In “Cell,” the most unsettling scene — sadly, it’s the only unsettling scene — is certainly the opening, when John Cusack is in the Boston airport talking on the phone to his ex-wife, and suddenly he looks up and sees…an orgy of insanity. One after another, people are having seizures, and then they start to attack each other, with bare hands or weapons (a cook comes at Cusack with a kitchen knife), or to attack themselves (a girl smashes her teeth against the »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Invisible Invaders

7 July 2016 8:03 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

"Earth Given 24 Hours to Surrender!" Invisible murderous moon maniacs invade, with invisible troops and invisible flying saucers! John Agar, Jean Byron and John Carradine do their best to keep this underfed sci-fi turnip on its feet --- and we diehard monster fans love it. Invisible Invaders Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1959 / B&W /1:66 widescreen / 67 min. / Street Date July 12, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton, John Carradine, Paul Langton. Cinematography Maury Gertsman Film Editor Grant Whytock Original Music Paul Dunlap Written by Samuel Newman Produced by Robert E. Kent Directed by Edward L. Cahn

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

At the tail end of the '50s monster boom the pickings became lean indeed. For every killer matinee filler like The Blob or The Fly, cheap double bills encouraged by American-International's example became even cheaper. Producers at Columbia, Allied Artists and United Artists turned out »

- Glenn Erickson

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John Carpenter slams The Walking Dead

6 July 2016 7:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may be TV’s highest-rated series and have a legion of fans, but it seems that legendary filmmaker John Carpenter isn’t too fond of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead.

“[The Walking Dead] was a movie that George A. Romero made back in 1968,” said the Halloween and The Thing director on Marc Maron’s Wtf Podcast. “And they have milked that, and they are still milking it.”

It is of course true that The Walking Dead owes a huge debt to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, but the same can be said of pretty much every zombie movie, TV show, comic book and video game since the 1968 classic.

What do you make of John Carpenter’s comments? Is The Walking Dead “milking it”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…


- Gary Collinson

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Abandoned Dead Now Available on DVD!

5 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Abandoned Dead’ now available on DVD. With Sarah Nicklin and Judith O’Dea $14.95 + $4.95 Shipping! Horror-Suspense-Crime Noir Thriller “Abandoned Dead” starring Sarah Nicklin (Sins of Dracula), Judith O’Dea (Night of the Living Dead) and Robert Wilhelm (Transformers 3). Official Web Site

The post Abandoned Dead Now Available on DVD! first appeared on Hnn | - Official News Site »


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Review: The Purge: Election Year [Monte’s Take]

5 July 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Turn to any television network over the next few months and the height for political dissension in America will be at its most aggressive level. It’s during these specific times that my frustration with the political machine turns the most negative and disheartened, making a film like The Purge: Election Year seem more true-to-life than a work of fantasy. It’s this aspect, along with a clever marketing campaign utilized during the election year, which makes this third installment in the franchise far more interesting than it otherwise might have been.

Social commentary in genre films is nothing new, George A. Romero, director of Night of the Living Dead, has done it exceptionally well in his zombie trilogy. While The Purge: Election Year squanders many opportunities to provide insight through exploitation, its moments of connective social commentary are effectively startling and stimulating. Director James DeMonaco, who has directed all »

- Monte Yazzie

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John Carpenter Throws Shade at ‘Walking Dead’ for ‘Milking’ George Romero’s Work

5 July 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Carpenter is not impressed by “The Walking Dead.” The iconic horror director behind “Halloween” and “The Thing” says that the hit AMC zombie drama is derivative of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead.” “ was a movie that George Romero made back in 1968. And they have milked that, and they are still milking it,” Carpenter said on Marc Maron‘s WTF Podcast. It is true that  Romero’s work has made a significant impact on the series. Aside from the fact that Romero basically invented the zombie genre, »

- Joe Otterson

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Horror Master George Romero Finally Set For Hollywood Walk of Fame

2 July 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Horror film vet George A. Romero will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The director, who immortalized the zombie apocalypse with his 1968 directorial debut “Night of the Living Dead, will have a special unveiling ceremony set to take place sometime in 2017.

Fans of the director have been petitioning and campaigning for Romero to get the accolade for quite some time. Last year at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, his admirers even threw a fundraising event in honor of the 76-year-old helmer.

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Romero is known as one of the most influential directors in the horror genre. Other notable films he has directed include “The Crazies” (1973), about the military’s attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, 1978’s “Dawn of the Dead,” “Land of The Dead” (2005) and many more. »

- Liz Calvario

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Bub Returns in First Look at Day of the Dead Remake

1 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With most of the great horror movies already remade, we are entering a second wave of reboots that bring back some classics in the genre. Zombie maestro George A. Romero already had his seminal 1985 trilogy ending thriller Day of the Dead remade in 2008, which arrived as a standalone story that wasn't a true follow-up to Zack Snyder's 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, which in turn really wasn't a sequel to Tom Savini's 1990 Night of the Living Dead remake. Now, we're getting a second Day of the Dead remake, and it doesn't appear to be connected to any of the movies that came before it either. But it will bring back an iconic character from Romero's oeuvre, sort of, and today we have a first look.

This sneak peek at the new Day of the Dead comes courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. The images show Johnathon Schaech as Bub, »

- MovieWeb

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George A. Romero, zombie godfather, is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

28 June 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After years spent trying to get George A. Romero a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fans of the Night of the Living Dead director are finally getting their wish. At the age of 76 and three years after Orlando Bloom, the Godfather of the Undead has been bestowed with the dubious honor of paying $30,000 to have his name immortalized in a chintzy terrazzo and brass star on the grungy, gum-spackled sidewalks of Hollywood (note: the requisite funds do not normally come from the celebrity’s own pocket). The decision was announced in a YouTube video that revealed the names of all 972,000 2017 honorees, a list that includes Amy Adams, Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Brett Ratner, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Rita Wilson (and that’s just on the “film” side). Romero has been the subject of Walk of Fame talk for awhile now, most notably in »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Food Of The Gods (1976)

18 June 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sometimes in horror, a giant creature will do. It takes us back to a simpler time, I think. A time when an oversized spider, or a massive lizard sparked shuttered eyes at the Drive-In or local theatre. It feels almost like a cleansing; a reset of the scare-o-meter back to the innocent levels of the Saturday matinee. And if you were a kid in the ‘70s, Bert I. Gordon’s The Food of the Gods (1976) fit the bill nicely.

Released in June by Aip stateside, and then rolled out across the world in ’77, Food brought in $1 million at the gate (good revenue by Aip standards) and the reviews were, not surprisingly, as low grade as the budget. But hey, legendary schlockmeister Gordon did not survive the biz on good copy. And what kind of reviews would you expect from a movie that features giant chickens, gargantuan rats, and Marjoe Gortner? »

- Scott Drebit

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Robert Kirkman Comments on Endgame of The Walking Dead Comic Book Series

1 June 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over the years, Robert Kirkman has referred to The Walking Dead comic book series as a “zombie movie that never ends,” but in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Kirkman discussed the inevitable endgame of his beloved series.

Speaking with Rolling Stone‘s David Fear, Kirkman had the following to say when asked if he has a conclusion planned for The Walking Dead:

“For the books? I do. I know how the story wraps up. The big question is when and how far in the distance that is. But I think that most people think, oh, why would he end it? It’s so successful, he’s going to keep throwing shit at the wall to keep it going. And that’s not going to happen. You’ll eventually be able to see that it all kind of comes together.”

When Daily Dead Editor-in-Chief Jonathan James spoke with Kirkman »

- Derek Anderson

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Impressions: Night Of The Living Dead: Revival’s #4 Issues Feature the Series’ Most Ambitious Storytelling Yet

1 June 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There’s something odd, dangerous, and fascinating going on in Evans County, Pennsylvania. The dead have risen with voracious appetites, but that’s not all. No, that’s only the half of it. A higher power is behind this zombified movement, leaving the surviving humans to try and figure out just what the hell is going on… if they can live long enough to come up with the correct answer. Progress is made, blood is spilled, and more intriguing questions are raised (along with the dead) in the #4 issues of Night of the Living Dead: Revival, out today from Double Take.

What began as a sequel of sorts to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead has morphed into a unique creature that stands sturdily on its own two feet. For many of the ten individual-yet-intertwined series under the Night of the Living Dead: Revival label, »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Highlights: Intruder, Double Take’s Notld: Revival, Remembering Ghostbusters, American Murder Song, Ghosthunters, XLrator Media

1 June 2016 8:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With distribution by IFC Midnight, Travis Zariwny’s Intruder will have a theatrical rollout in New York and a nationwide release on VOD on June 24th. Also: Double Take’s free access to one of their #3 issues for 24 hours only, details on the upcoming appearance of the Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters documentarians at Wizard World Philadelphia, the new video for American Murder Song, the trailer and release information for Ghosthunters, starring Stephen Manley, and details on the new action-thriller slate from XLrator Media and IndustryWorks Studios.

Intruder Release Details: “A young woman’s quiet night in becomes a free-fall into fear in this disturbing home invasion thriller. After she lands her dream job, a young cellist (Louise Linton) settles in for a relaxing few days holed up in her apartment but as a violent storm rages outside, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her every move. »

- Tamika Jones

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Interview: Legendary SFX Artist Mark Coulier Talks Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

31 May 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1813, renowned writer Jane Austen published a book called Pride and Prejudice, which tells the story of the Bennet sisters, who are gussied up and married off to wealthy suitors, one by one. The only sister who seems to question this system is Elizabeth, the rebellious member of the family, who feels strong disdain for the system that treats her more like property than a proper citizen. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new twist on the old tale by creating a parody novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which loosely follows the same basic outline, but adds an entirely different obstacle to the tale: the living dead.

In Grahame-Smith’s story, the girls are not only fighting for the right to be married into regal families, but also battling for their lives on a daily basis. An outbreak has occurred within these humble streets, and now flesh-eating zombies »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Contest: Win Night Of The Living Dead: Revival Super Packs for Issues #1 – 4

31 May 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

George A. Romero’s classic 1968 film is expanded and further explored in the Night of the Living Dead: Revival comic book series. Following the respective Super Pack releases of their first three issues of all ten zombified series, Double Take delivers more eerie action with the release of their #4 issues on June 1st, and we’ve been provided with all four Super Packs (40 total issues) to give away to one lucky grand prize winner.


Prize Details: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

(1) Night of the Living Dead: Revival #4 Issues Super Pack (1) Night of the Living Dead: Revival #3 Issues Super Pack (1) Night of the Living Dead: Revival #2 Issues Super Pack (1) Night of the Living Dead: Revival #1 Issues Super Pack

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Night of the Living Dead: Revival Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. »

- Derek Anderson

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