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From The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’s Chop-Top to Otis from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, Bill Moseley is known for playing iconic villains in the horror genre, but his role as an exorcist in The Possession Experiment—coming out on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD—is firmly rooted on the side of good against evil.
In anticipation of The Possession Experiment’s release from Momentum Pictures, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Moseley about finding his "inner Max von Sydow" in the film's opening exorcism scene, and with the holiday season upon us, the talented actor also reflected on playing the killer Ricky in Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!
Bill Moseley: What jumped out to »
- Derek Anderson
Never heard of Incarnate? Of course not – it’s another under-the-radar Blumhouse special without any marketing campaign, starring a random Hollywood actor (Aaron Eckhart) who’s seemingly thrown to the proverbial low-budget production wolves.
Much like The Darkness or Visions or The Veil, there’s a reason why Blumhouse is sweeping Incarnate under the mainstream rug – much to director Brad Peyton’s despair – but, frankly, it’s the film’s own fault. Maybe Blumhouse would have been a little more sympathetic if this demonic possession flick wasn’t so-generic-it-hurts boring, even with a dash of Wachowski magic added to the fold (by way of The Matrix inspiration). Also, can someone please save David Mazouz from 2016 already, so he can stop starring in underwhelming Blumhouse horror fare?
Eckhart stars as family-man-turned-wheelchair-riding-super-exorcist Dr. Seth Ember, whose specialty is “evicting” demons (aka “parasites”) from the minds of possessed victims. He figured out that »
- Matt Donato
To celebrate the upcoming release of Marvel's Monsters Unleashed #1, launch parties will be hosted at local comic stores on January 18th. Look for exclusive items at these launch parties including a Monsters Unleashed sketchpad. Also: casting details for The Humanity Bureau, details on the Stanley Wiater horror auction, the Coffin Joe trilogy is coming to DVD, a look at the short film Trouser Snake, and Head of the Family Blu-ray release details.
Monsters Unleashed Launch Party, Sketchpad, and Variant: Press Release: "New York, NY—November 30th, 2016 — Run if you can! Hide if you must! Monsters have invaded the Marvel Universe! Nothing can prepare heroes across the globe for Monsters Unleashed! But you can be prepared! To coincide with the highly anticipated release of Monsters Unleashed #1, Marvel is bringing widescreen action and epic destruction to your local comic shops with Monsters Unleashed Launch Parties. Not only is your local comic shops »
- Tamika Jones
To Live and Die in L.A., 1985.
Directed by William Friedkin.
A secret service agent goes out for revenge when his partner is killed but has to resort to criminal methods to get his man.
Richard Chance (William Petersen – Manhunter) is a secret service agent whose partner Jim Hart (Michael Greene – White of the Eye) is due to retire in a few days, but before Hart can hang up his badge he single-handedly goes to investigate a warehouse where known counterfeiter Ric Masters (Willem Dafoe – Platoon) is operating. Hart is killed by Masters and his henchman, an action which sends Chance on a mission to nail the counterfeiter at whatever cost. When the opportunity arises for Chance and his new by-the-book partner John Vukovich (John Pankow »
- Amie Cranswick
The 1970s were a very interesting time for genre fare. Independent, low-budget horror was spreading through “exploitation” flicks meant to draw viewers in with promises of violence, nudity, and a variety of other visceral thrills that often came at the price of other luxuries like plot structure, acting, and production value. From this burgeoning grindhouse scene sprang an even more interesting phenomenon, the “blaxploitation” wave. Blaxploitation, particularly horror blaxploitation, focused on film tropes through the lens of black culture.
Those familiar with blaxploitation are likely aware of William Marshall, but they probably know him by another name: Blacula, aka “Dracula’s Soul Brother.” Blacula is one of the most well-known characters of blaxploitation cinema, due largely to what Marshall brought to the role. Despite what on its surface could be considered a silly premise, Marshall managed to bring some pathos to the proceedings, insisting that his character be an African »
- Bryan Christopher
NEWSSofia Coppola has begun shooting her remake of Don Siegel's cult favorite The Beguiled, a genre defying Gothic about a Civil War soldier who recovers from injuries in an all-girl school in an old mansion in the South.American distributors Kino Lorber have launched a Kickstarter to fund "a collection of landmark American films directed by women, digitally restored from archive film elements." There's 16 days and a little over $10,000 to go to meet their goal. Give a helping hand if you can!Wellsnet reports on the excruciating wait for Orson Welles' unfinished film The Other Side of the World, whose crazy legal and editing history was supposed to have been resolved by now.Chinese director Jia Zhangke has opened a noodle restaurant named after his last film, Mountains May Depart, in Shanxi Province's Fenyang, the hometown of Jia and the setting of so many of his great movies. »
Despite having a reputation as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist was never really able to find its footing as a franchise, despite the best efforts of Hollywood executives to make it happen. Each of the three sequels in the series experienced major post-production woes: Exorcist II: The Heretic was recut by director John Boorman after its premiere. Paul Schrader’s Exorcist sequel, intended to be the fourth film in the franchise, was so poorly received by studio execs that it was largely reshot and recut with director Renny Harlin at the helm, released in 2004 as Exorcist: The Beginning. Schrader’s own version came out one year later as Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist, making what I think is the first (and only?) time in history that two completely different versions of the same movie were released in theaters. Neither was a success. »
- Patrick Bromley
Get ready to witness the The Exorcist, a terrifying new horror experience based on the "scariest film of all time." Inside the MacNeil house, a violent battle is raging. A battle between the forces of light and all the powers of Hell! At stake is not only the soul of one troubled girl, but the soul of anyone who sets foot inside the house.
Something beyond comprehension is happening to a twelve year old girl named Regan MacNeil. Some dreadful entity has invaded her body, transforming the innocent young girl into a horrid creature that is unrecognizable to her own mother. A creature that has been possessed by a demon… »
- Derek Anderson
Friday’s latest plot twist in this year’s Presidential campaign – the announcement that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Hillary’s e-mails based on some suspicious correspondence found on Anthony Weiner’s computer – had all of us spinning our heads like Linda Blair in The Exorcist…sans pea soup vomit, I hope.
Well, none of us knows yet the results of the election – now only eight days away, as the media would say in its annoyingly obsessive countdown – but one more immediate result was that it had me thinking about great fictional plot twists that none of us, or at least most of us, didn’t see coming, the ones that made go Whoa, Nellie!!!!
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Darth Vader: “Obi-wan never told you what happened to your father.”
Luke: “He told me enough. He told me you killed him.
Darth Vader: “No. I am your father. »
- Mindy Newell
There are horror movies that will give you nightmares, and cause you to fear showers and shallow waters for decades. There are some that get deep under your skin – often times because they've literally flayed or burrowed under their characters' skins – and others that will make you see everyday items (a bowl of pea soup, a hockey mask, a videotape) in a horrifying new light. And then there are the ones that push so many social-taboo envelopes, strike so many collective raw nerves and tweak so many communal gag reflexes that they are a cut, »
Ryan Lambie Oct 31, 2016
Ring, Audition, Dark Water, Onibaba, House, Kuroneko... ask most film fans to name a prominent Japanese horror, and one of those titles would probably come up. Ask most videogame fanatics to name a Japanese horror game, and they'd probably reply with Resident Evil, Silent Hill, or, if they're feeling a bit retro, Splatterhouse or Castlevania.
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There's one name that almost certainly won't come up in conversations about either category: Sweet Home. Yet this 1989 horror, and the videogame of the same name released with it, inadvertently helped define an entire genre - and even spawn the Resident Evil franchise, which is still going 20 years later.
The Sweet Home »
Need something on DVD and Blu-ray to spook you this Halloween? Then look no further than these classics from one of the greatest movie studios in horror history…
A Nightmare of Elm Street
The Film: Don’t even think about falling asleep. It’ll be murder.
The Icon: Ol’ frazzle chops himself, Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund). Does a lovely line in lethal gardening gloves.
Best Scare: The opening scene – as Freddy chases down the doomed Tina – is still as terrifying as anything committed to film.
Legendary Line: “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…”
Horror Legacy: An entire generation has never slept soundly since.
The Film: Potty mouth cherub gets the devil inside her.
The Icon: Regan (Linda Blair), the head-spinning, pea soup-spewing pubescent from hell. With a little help from demon Pazazu.
Best Scare: Elevating bed anyone? Regan’s mother Chris (Ellen Burstyn) investigating noises in the »
- David Agnew
The TV adaptation of The Exorcist has brought demon banishment to the small screen, but how does it add up compared to its forebears?
It began when William Peter Blatty read about a case of possession in the paper. He wrote a novel that director William Friedkin couldn’t put down. Friedkin could not explain the things that he experienced while researching the paranormal for his adaptation of The Exorcist (oh, and the set was supposedly cursed), and upon seeing it for the first time, audiences screamed, fainted and fled from the theater. The film’s tragic hero, Father Karras (Jason Miller), enlists Max von Sydow’s Father Merrin to exorcise a troubled girl who has done unspeakable things with a crucifix. In doing so, these priests face down gallons of pea soup and incomprehensible darkness.
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- Priscilla Page
Welcome back to Avq&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s question comes from film editor A.A. Dowd:
What supposedly terrifying movie doesn’t scare you at all?
The Exorcist is a good movie. It’s atmospheric. It’s terrifically acted. William Friedkin directs the hell out of it. But when people talk about it as the certifiable, consensus Scariest Movie Of All Time, I’m reminded of why, exactly, it gets under so many people’s skin but not mine: This is a »
- Laura Adamczyk, Erik Adams, Joe Blevins, Danette Chavez, A.A. Dowd, Matt Gerardi, Jesse Hassenger, William Hughes, Becca James, Alex McCown-Levy, Dennis Perkins, Katie Rife, Kyle Ryan, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Nick Wanserski, Esther Zuckerman
Ryan Lambie Nov 3, 2016
Whether he intended to or not, Canadian director David Cronenberg captured the zeitgeist with his 1982 movie, Videodrome. His mind-bending, disturbing thriller imagined a world where videotapes and cable signals could literally deprave and corrupt: an apt concept, given the moral panic that would soon surround home entertainment in the UK.
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When the humble VHS tape emerged in the late 1970s, it altered the entertainment industry just as radically as the advent of television a generation earlier. Unlike 8mm film, videotape was relatively cheap; suddenly, the ability to »
Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeHalloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeScott Goodyer10/26/2016 10:00:00 Am
Sorry, major Halloween nerds over here! Obviously, we are super excited that Halloween is just around the corner and there is nothing like getting in the mood for this ghoulish celebration.
There are some great scary movies to check out on the big screen this year but if you're feeling more like staying in and wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the couch, the Cineplex store has a lot of great movies to rent/buy from -- including these Top Ten scariest movies of all time!
10. Poltergeist "They're here." Fans of this 1982 fantasy horror will never forget that chilling line by Carol Anne.
Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the story is about a suburban California family that discovers evil spirits in their home when their »
- Scott Goodyer
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 »
- Heather Wixson
On October 25th, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of The Exorcist III, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) copy of The Exorcist III Collector's Edition Blu-ray.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “The Exorcist III Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 30th. 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: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, »
- Derek Anderson
On October 25th, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of The Exorcist III, and we have high-def clips and a trailer that teases the film's 2K transfer.
From the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.
The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, »
- Derek Anderson
In the build up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was rumoured that the film would include a flashback sequence of the Bespin duel from The Empire Strikes Back, something that seemed to be supported by the release of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker figures as part of The Force Awakens’ toy line.
Well, it turns out that was almost the case, with The Star Wars Show posting a snippet of J.J. Abrams’ director’s commentary from the upcoming 3D Blu-ray release of the movie, where the filmmaker reveals that the big showdown between father and son was intended to feature as part of Rey’s Force vision – or ‘Forceback’.
“Touching the lightsaber triggers what we call the ‘Forceback.’ There were many iterations of this. In one, from the Cloud City Corridor, she looked down and saw Vader fighting Luke, which we ended up cutting. We »
- Gary Collinson
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