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10 items from 2017


Flipper Season One

4 September 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Back in 1964 a lot of people still thought dolphins were fish, but by the time this TV show was finished, we all knew that our happy undersea friend was smarter than the average bear and lives in a world full of wonder. Ivan Tors’ grandly successful Florida-shot family show kept a lot of seagoing movie veterans in green seaweed, including both original ‘Creature’ Gill Men.

Flipper, Season One

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Olive Films

1964-65 / Color / 1:33 flat TV / 780 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95

Starring: Brian Kelly, Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden.

Cinematography: Clifford H. Poland Jr., Lamar Boren

Original Music: Henry Vars, song by

Written by: Jack Cowden, Ricou Browning, Peter L. Dixon, Laird Koenig, Stanley H. Silverman, Orville H. Hampton, Lee Erwin, Art Arthur, Jess Carneol, Key Lenard, Ivan Tors, Alan Caillou, Arthur Richards, Robert Sabaroff.

Produced by Ivan Tors, Ricou Browning, Leon Benson, Andrew Marton

Directed by: Ricou Browning, »

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Newswire: Poltergeist cameraman confirms long-standing rumor about the film’s real director

18 July 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Poltergeist franchise is famously cursed, supposedly due to the real human skeletons that were used as props in the original film. Stars Heather O’Rourke and Dominique Dunne both died young under tragic circumstances, and spooky happenings occurred on the set not only of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 movie, but on the set of Poltergeist II and the 2015 remake as well. Compared to all that, then, rumors that have persisted for decades that producer Steven Spielberg, not credited director Tobe Hooper, actually directed the film are no big deal.

Obviously, the existence of curses and ghosts and assorted beasties that hide in kids’ closets can’t be proven. Those rumors about the film’s true authorship can, though, and Wish Upon and Annabelle director John Leonetti did pretty much exactly that on the newest episode of Blumhouse’s Shock Waves podcast. Leonetti’s brother Michael was the Dp »

- Katie Rife

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George A Romero and the meaning of his zombies

17 July 2017 5:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 18, 2017

As George A Romero sadly passes, we pay tribute to Night Of The Living Dead, and the meaning behind the writer-director's zombies...

In April 1968, director George A Romero threw some reels of film in the trunk of his car and took a long drive from Pittsburgh to New York. The grainy, black-and-white footage stored on those reels was little short of incendiary: then called Night Of The Flesh Eaters, Romero's film would, in time, change horror cinema forever.

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Shot on a budget of just $114,000, Night Of The Living Dead (as it was later renamed) was aggressively lo-fi: its producer, Russell Streiner, also played one of the film's first victims - he gets the immortal line, "They're coming to get you, Barbara" before »

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Steven Spielberg Directed ‘Poltergeist,’ Says the Film’s Assistant Cameraman

16 July 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The question of who actually directed “Poltergeist” has been haunting curious viewers for as long as the movie itself. Tobe Hooper is officially listed as having done so, though it’s long been suspected that co-writer and -producer Steven Spielberg was the true helmer; due to a clause in his “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” contract, however, Spielberg wasn’t technically allowed to direct anything else while preparing his kid-friendly classic.

In an appearance on Blumhouse’s podcast ‘Shock Waves,’ the film’s assistant cameraman more or less confirms that Spielberg was the actual director.

Read More‘Poltergeist’ Making-Of Featurette: On the Horrors of Suburbia

“It was a very intense, very fun, very technical movie to work on. There’s a lot going on. And candidly… Steven Spielberg directed that movie. There’s no question,” says John Leonetti, whose brother Matt was the film’s cinematographer. Leonetti, who directed “Annabelle” as well as the upcoming “Wish Upon, »

- Michael Nordine

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Scream Factory Announces September Blu-ray Releases for After Midnight (1989), Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected & More

26 May 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As special guests on the Shock Waves podcast, the fine folks at Scream Factory just gave horror fans four big reasons to look forward to September, as they announced Blu-ray releases for The Spell (September 5th), Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected, aka Shatterbrain (September 12th), After Midnight (September 26th), and A Quiet Place in the Country (September 26th).

From Scream Factory: "We just announced four new upcoming titles on the Shockwaves podcast (which you can listen to and hear a lot more Scream Factory scoop @ http://www.blumhouse.com/podcast/ ). Here’s are the early details!

The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain) (1991) – Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the »

- Derek Anderson

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Suspiria 4K Edition Being Overseen by the Film’s Cinematographer

19 May 2017 11:43 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The awesome folk over at Blumhouse and Shock Waves had the chance to recently interview Synapse Films’ Don May, Jr., who spoke about their upcoming Suspiria 4K restoration. While May wasn’t able to give a release date for the highly… Continue Reading →

The post Suspiria 4K Edition Being Overseen by the Film’s Cinematographer appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Horror Highlights: The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Man, Wizard World Cleveland, Cavity Colors, Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, NJ Horror Con

15 March 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dark Horse's The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man comic book series tops today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Wizard World Cleveland, new releases (respectively) from Cavity Colors and Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, and the New Jersey Horror Con.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man Comic Book Series: Press Release: "Milwaukie, Ore., (March 14, 2017)—Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse is delighted to announce the follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, with The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even more Thomas Adye adventures, while Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) lends his beautiful art to the story, and Hernán Cabrera (Caliban) brings the art to life with his gorgeously grotesque color palette.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man finds Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard struggling to return to normalcy after his run-in with »

- Derek Anderson

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Monte’s Favorites of 2016

11 January 2017 9:58 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To call 2016 a good year for horror would be an understatement. It was a fantastic year with a little something for every genre taste. You didn’t have to venture very far to find something that was absolutely fantastic. With great television shows like Channel Zero: Candle Cove or The Exorcist, wonderful films like The Witch and Green Room, and music from labels like Waxwork Records and Death Waltz Recording, the horror genre was finely taken care of. Here are few of the standouts for me in 2016.

Twin Peaks Vinyl Soundtrack (Death Waltz Recording / Mondo): Every single year, Death Waltz comes out with a release that makes me absolutely overjoyed. David Lynch’s films are stunning genre works. The lurid imagery, the bold characters, and the music composition within his films give Lynch’s work a unique quality. The Twin Peaks soundtrack, lovingly released by Death Waltz, comes »

- Monte Yazzie

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Patrick’s Favorites of 2016

9 January 2017 4:46 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Make no mistake about it: this was a great year for horror fans. It was so good, in fact, that making a list of “favorites” is almost impossible because there’s just too much I want to talk about. The independent horror scene continues to crank out new classics and minor gems, but even studio horror was good this year: The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Lights Out (not my bag, but a lot of people really enjoyed it), The Boy (not a lot of people’s bag, but I really enjoyed it), The Purge: Election Year, and so on. Even better? Pretty much every one of them was successful at the box office. As more and more horror moves are released with the limited release / VOD model, it’s nice to know that good movies still play to big audiences at the multiplex.

And what about horror on TV? »

- Patrick Bromley

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Scott’s Favorites of 2016

4 January 2017 3:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hey there, everyone! I sincerely hope this finds you all well (or at least coping) and eager (or at least willing) to take on a new year. I love doing year-end lists. For me, it’s a time of reflection, as well as expansion. Since I started with Daily Dead in April of 2015, my horror-view continues to grow; I’ve been so fortunate to meet and speak with some enduring legends of the genre, not to mention strike many new friendships through social media. But what my continuing immersion in this greatest of cultures has provided above all else is an appreciation for the variety and depth horror has to offer. It really has been a great year; unfortunately, I’ve missed some goodies, but dammit, I tried. So, without anymore ado whatsoever, here are a few (okay, a lot) of my favorite things from 2016.

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Favorite Books

As a ravenous horror enthusiast, »

- Scott Drebit

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