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March 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Shape Of Water, Suspiria 4K Restoration, The Ambulance (1990)

March’s genre-related home entertainment releases just keep getting better with each passing week, as we have more than 20 different Blu-ray and DVD offerings coming our way this Tuesday. Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece The Shape of Water arrives on various formats, and for those who didn’t get a chance to nab the Steelbook Edition, Synapse is putting out a standard Blu-ray release of Dario Argento’s Suspiria that is absolutely worth every single penny.

As far as other more recent titles, look for Are We Not Cats, Justice League, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies this week, and all you cult film fans out there should be sure to check out Scream Factory’s new Blu for The Ambulance, The Church from Scorpion Releasing, as well as a trio of under-appreciated gems from George A. Romero—There’s Always Vanilla, The Crazies,
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Arrow Video’s March 2018 Blu-ray Releases Include Killer Klowns From Outer Space and George A. Romero’s The Crazies

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Keep an eye on the sky and watch out for creepy cotton candy, because Arrow Video is bringing Killer Klowns from Outer Space to Blu-ray like never before with a new restoration early next year, along with individual Blu-ray releases of their George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn collection as well as Donnie Darko.

From Arrow Video: "New UK/Us Title: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Blu-ray)

A cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy, now newly restored by Arrow Video for this stellar edition.

Pre-order in the UK via Arrow:

Pre-order in the UK via Amazon:

Our Us pre-order links will be live soon!

Release date: 26/27 March

Step aside Pennywise… These Killer Klowns from Outer Space are outta this world – literally! – and they’re packing deadly popcorn guns and cotton candy cocoons!

When Mike and his girlfriend
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Crypt of Curiosities – The Early Feature Films of David Cronenberg

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David Cronenberg was my first favorite director. Even before I knew what a director did, or before I’d seen more than a grand total of two of his films, I knew this to be true. Seeing his name above both The Fly and Videodrome was enough for me to realize that there was something special about this one, and every film I’d subsequently watch would only help enforce that, diving me deeper and deeper into nightmare worlds of body transformation and sexual obsession. But as my last Crypt entry discussed, every director has to start somewhere—and with Cronenberg, that “somewhere” is two brief feature films, micro-budget experimental movies that help lay the groundwork for some of the greatest works from one of cinema’s greatest artists.

His first feature, Stereo (1969), is something of an independent miracle. Running only a little over an hour, Stereo was made on
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October Horrors 2017 Day 29 – The Fly (1986)

The Fly, 1986.

Directed by David Cronenberg.

Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, and John Getz.


Seth Brundle is an eccentric but brilliant scientist who has invented a pair of device that could change the world; teleportation pods. Deciding to test his inventions by teleporting himself, Brundle fails to notice the presence of small fly that has joined him in the pod. With the pods inadvertently fusing the DNA of Brundle and the fly, the human guinea pig soon begins to undergo a terrifying transformation into a human insect.

Of all sub-genres of horror, the one that really freaks me out is the one dubbed “body horror”, a genre that depicts often the human body undergoing some kind of gruesome and terrifying transformation through scientific mishap or parasitic infestation.

The master of this genre for years was the Canadian director David Cronenberg who brought us the disgusting delights of Shivers, The Brood
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Horror Highlights: Bethesda Softworks’ The Good Within Fundraiser, Exclusive Diane Mini Trailer, Terror Tales

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To support the American Red Cross and to celebrate the release of The Evil Within 2, Bethesda Softworks has launched The Good Within fundraiser, and we have the official details on the campaign in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes an exclusive mini trailer for Michael Mongillo's new horror film, Diane, as well as a new look at the anthology movie Terror Tales.

Bethesda's The Good Within Fundraiser: Press Release: "To celebrate the launch of The Evil Within 2 this Friday, Bethesda is kicking off The Good Within fundraising campaign dedicated to raising charitable donations to support the efforts of the American Red Cross. The Good Within campaign will run through October, and to further the cause Bethesdawill match all donations during the month up to $15,000.

Tap into The Good Within and help us raise money for Red Cross disaster relief efforts and humanitarian aid around the world. To be part of The Good Within,
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Parasite: Demi Moore’s delightfully shlocky film debut

Ryan Lambie Sep 22, 2017

It’s Alien crossed with Mad Max, and Demi Moore plays a lemon farmer. We look back at the 1982 sci-fi horror, Parasite...

All Hollywood stars have to start somewhere, and there are plenty of A-listers with low-budget B-movies in their early histories. A teenage Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance in Critters 3; Kevin Bacon was a memorable victim in the original Friday The 13th. Then there's Parasite: a bargain-basement sci-fi horror that cheerfully slams together two popular 70s staples: Cronenbergian body horror and George Miller-style post-apocalypse. Oh, and Demi Moore makes her feature film debut as Patricia, who grows lemons.

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In a dystopian near-future, a clammy, bug-eyed scientist, Dr Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini, who looks like a gaunt, desperately-ill relative of Jeff Goldblum) tinkers away in his lab. His
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George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” Coming on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video

There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur… Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” will be released on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video

There’S Always Vanilla (1971)

Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.

Season Of The Witch (1972)

Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.

The Crazies (1973)

A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy

When George A. Romero passed away in July,
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Horror Highlights: Jen & Sylvia Soska to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival, The Black Room Clip, 4/20 Massacre

Women in Horror Film Festival showcases the wonderfully talented female voices in my favorite (and your favorite) film genre, horror. The festival directors have announced that Jen and Sylvia Soska have joined an already rad lineup of appearances, and in today's Horror Highlights is a new clip from The Black Room and a trailer for 4/20 Massacre.

The Soska Sisters to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival: Press Release: "Festival Directors and horror filmmakers Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright are thrilled to welcome some amazing guests, panelists and guest judges to the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival! Guest judges and panelists Marianne Maddalena (Producer of Scream 1,2,3 & 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left), Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street). A panel with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Hellevator, American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Appearances by Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People) and Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead,
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The Shining and the immortality of evil

Ryan Lambie Apr 10, 2017

What's The Shining really about? We delve into the underlying theme of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic...

Few horror films have been as closely studied and intimately dissected as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The simple story of a family ripped apart by the effects of a remote, haunted hotel, Kubrick's film has only grown in mystique since its release in 1980. Clearly, there's far more going on below the surface, but what does Kubrick's imagery and symbolism - much of it unique to the film, and absent from Stephen King's source novel - actually mean?

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Rodney Ascher's superb 2012 documentary Room 237 pulled together some of the more outlandish theories about The Shining. It's Kubrick's veiled confession that he helped Nasa fake the 1969 Moon landings,
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Horror Highlights: Halloween Shirts, Broken Moon: Legends Of The Deep #3, Lynn Lowry, The Road Trip Project, Dead Town Episode 3

A new round of Halloween shirts from Terror Threads has arrived. Also in today's Horror Highlights: six preview pages from Broken Moon: Legends of the Deep #3, details on Lynn Lowry's upcoming appearance at this year's Women in Horror Film Festival, The Road Trip Project, and the third episode of Dead Town.

Terror Threads Halloween Shirts Photos & Release Details: From Terror Threads: "Part 1 of our Officially Licensed John Carpenter's Halloween Collection is Now Available for purchase at Terrorthreads.Com"


Broken Moon: Legends of the Deep #3 Preview Pages Revealed: "The ocean holds many secrets... and in the post-apocalypse, they're coming into the open! First gill men, then the demented creatures known as "Tok-tok"... and now, David, Avery, and Keeney — survivors of the attack on Vampire City — have come bearing tales of mysterious "Depth Dwellers" who speak of an ancient god.

A sudden explosion has sent Korbin and To'klace's group
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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in December

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in December
As we prepare to bid 2016 a fond, middle-fingered farewell, colder days will compel viewers to hunker down for a catch-up session on all the streaming series and movies they've missed. And for those of us who don't need to be snowed in to watch TV for eight uninterrupted hours, there will still be plenty to binge on in the next month. Two Amazon favorites debut new seasons, Barack Obama comes to Netflix, and Hulu hosts one of the Seventies' finest horror flicks. Good streaming for all, and to all a
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Blu-ray Review: David Cronenberg’s Rabid Collector’s Edition

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It’s a funny thing, watching David Cronenberg’s early films now with 40 years of work to his credit. He’s a director whose movies have a reputation for being cold, clinical, and cerebral. He is known for his fascination with body horror, but approaches it from the remoteness of a distant observer rather than as a fellow human being. And while some of this characterization may be correct, very little of it accurately describes his early efforts, including 1977’s Rabid, Cronenberg’s second-ever horror movie (following Shivers, aka They Came From Within) and his fourth feature film overall, now out on a special edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

At the time most famous for giving adult film superstar Marilyn Chambers her first leading role in a mainstream movie, Rabid is one of several variations on a theme Cronenberg made in the first half of his career, in which he
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Shudder announce new UK VOD arrivals

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for December…


31 (Dir. Rob Zombie)

UK streaming Premiere. Available from 15th December

Introduced to eager audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film involves a group of carnival workers who come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate.

The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens)

UK Premiere. Available from 8th December

Creating a stir at SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival, this ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens follows a hospital orderly’s attempts to have his wicked way
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November 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Return Of The Living Dead 3, Rabid, C.H.U.D.

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After last week being rather quiet on the home entertainment front, November 22nd is looking to make up for some lost time with a ton of great genre Blu-ray and DVD titles coming our way on Tuesday. This week, Scream Factory is showing some love to another David Cronenberg classic, Rabid, and Arrow Video is resurrecting the cult film C.H.U.D. in HD for their brand new Special Edition Blu-ray.

Lionsgate is putting out a pair of Vestron Video Collector’s Series titles—Return of the Living Dead 3 and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud—that horror fans will undoubtedly want to add to their home media collections. And for all you William Friedkin fans out there, Shout Select has put together a stellar Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of To Live and Die in L.A. that is absolutely worth owning.

Other notable releases for November 22nd include Intruder,
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David Cronenberg puts Canada on the horror map with yet another early career ick-fest, about a vampiric woman armed with a new mutant organ. Marilyn Chambers is the dangerous female who spreads a plague of bloody murder. Fun for the whole family.



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1977 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 91 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / 34.93

Starring Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Allan Moyle, Robert A. Silverman.

Cinematography René Verzier

Makeup Effects Joe Blasco

Music Supervisor Ivan Reitman

Editor Jean Lafleur

Produced by John Dunning, Ivan Reitman

Written and Directed by David Cronenberg

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Now available in Region A, David Cronenberg’s Rabid is slightly different than the Blu-ray released in the UK last year by Arrow. It’s touted as a new transfer. Some of the previous extras have been retained and others dropped, and two new items have been added.
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Contest: Win David Cronenberg’s Rabid Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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The infection spreads on November 22nd with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of David Cronenberg's Rabid, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Rabid.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Rabid Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 26th. 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.


Rabid Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "With Rabid, acclaimed director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch) delivers a high-tension thriller filled with "zombified sluts and shock moments… an irresistible combination that Cronenberg handles well" (Almar Haflidason, BBC)!

After undergoing radical emergency surgery,
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David Cronenberg’s Rabid Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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Scream Factory will unleash the infectious fear and creepy chaos of David Cronenberg’s Rabid on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray beginning November 22nd, and we have high-def clips and a trailer teasing the film's 2K makeover.

Rabid Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "With Rabid, acclaimed director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch) delivers a high-tension thriller filled with "zombified sluts and shock moments… an irresistible combination that Cronenberg handles well" (Almar Haflidason, BBC)!

After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first leading role in a mainstream film) develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which in turn swiftly drives them insane… and makes them equally bloodthirsty.

Follow the lovely but deadly Rose through her terrifying ordeal as victim by victim, the spreading circle of casualties grows... until no one
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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Hulu in December

The slate of media getting dumped onto Hulu’s streaming service in December contains some dark gifts. To help horror fans gird their dirty loins for the upcoming Friday The 13th reboot, the entire franchise (or at least the films that actually have “Friday The 13th” in the title) is arriving on December 1. That covers everything from the original 1980 film to 1989’s Friday The 13th Part VIII: Manhattan. Not to be missed is 1986’s Jason Lives, Tom McLoughlin’s laugh-out-loud meta take on the franchise.

Keeping with the theme, piece-of-shit Rob Zombie’s Devil’s Rejects and House of 1,000 Corpses are arriving at the same time, as well as David Cronenberg’s early sex-slug body horror Shivers (a.k.a. They Came From Within). Less genre but equally dark fare is also arriving to mirror the zeitgeist, from Silence Of The Lambs to No ...
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Program announced for Sydney’s 10th annual Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival

Presented by Deadhouse Films, The 10th annual A Night of Horror International Film Festival, and Fantastic Planet: Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, screen simultaneously at Dendy Cinemas Newtown from November 24 to December 4, 2016. Says festival director Dean Bertram:

The 10th annual festival is going to be our biggest event yet. Featuring over 100 films, several international filmmaker guests, multiple parties and a horror filmmaking master class; Sydney’s genre fans and filmmaking community are going to be treated to eleven days of the best and freshest horror, sci-fi, and fantasy from around the globe.

The festival opens on Thursday November 24, with the Australian premiere of the international festival hit Peelers, plus a Q&A with special international guest: Canadian director Sevé Schelenz. And in keeping with the spirit of the bloody hilarious film, the screening will be followed by a “zombie and strippers” themed after party.

The closing night film,
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A Double Dose of Cronenberg Body Horror Heading Your Way This November from Scream Factory!!

One of the most unique filmmakers of all time, director David Cronenberg is huge to many, many horror fans and thanks to the gang over at Scream Factory, two of the Canadian filmmaker’s most beloved films are getting the Collector’s Edition Bluray treament this November. The November 15th release of Dead Ringers and the November 22th release of Rabid marks the first time we’ve gotten Cronenberg output with the Scream Factory label on it, and I for one, think that’s awesome. Full info and spec are below. Will you fright fanatics be picking these classics up?

Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It’s uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women – including unsuspecting Claire.

In a role that won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award,
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