12 items from 2013
We’re reporting live from the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta and it’s been great to meet so many Daily Dead readers in person. We have a number of upcoming panels and contests this weekend, so make sure to stop by. While we’re working on a number of special features at the show, we have three new photos from the upcoming episode to tide you over until Sunday night.
“In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., »
- Jonathan James
We know that a number of Daily Dead readers will be attending Walker Stalker Con this weekend in Atlanta. Not only will we be covering the event live, but we also have a number of special events planned.
On Friday, November 1st, I’ll be co-hosting a panel to discuss Night of the Living Dead with Judith O’Dea at The Westin Peachtree Plaza at 4:00pm. On Sunday, November 3rd, I’ll be co-hosting a panel that features Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris & Zach Galligan at 11:00am at the same location.
Sunday at 2:00pm will be our dedicated panel. Titled The Daily Dead – Zombie Pop Culture, I’ll be joined by a number of guests, including Leonard Lies (Dawn of the Dead), Mike Christopher (Dawn of the Dead), Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), and Melissa Cowan (The Walking Dead). We’ll be discussing their zombie transformations, along »
- Jonathan James
With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!
Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.
Let the scares begin!
1) I »
- Uncle Creepy
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles were curating a new film festival specifically for the rabid genre community: Beyond Fest. With the mad maestro behind Death Waltz Records by their side as c0-promoters, they announced that legendary prog-rock gods Goblin were making their collective stateside debut. If you’re a die hard horrorphile (or just someone with great taste in music), you know how massive of a deal this is. I snatched a pair of VIP tickets without hesitation as soon as they went on sale over the summer, and impatiently endured the long wait till their October show.
- Justin Edwards
Are you a fan of zombies, aliens, monsters and various other things that go bump in the night? Would you love the chance to rub elbows with your favorite stars from the sci-fi and horror genres?
If that's you, the Walker Stalker Conference in Atlanta, Ga is the place to be November 1-3 as zombies and all things sci-fi prepare to invade the America's Mart.
What started as a twice-weekly podcast about The Walking Dead has now become its own conference, the first of which will be held at the America's Mart in Atlanta, Georgia from Friday, November 1st through Sunday November 3rd.
Special guests at the conference include Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, IronE Singleton, Vincent M. Ward, Lew Temple, Greg Nicotero and more from The Walking Dead. Special guest Andrew Lincoln will make an appearance on Saturday.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Miranda Wicker)
I've got to say, Beyond Fest in Los Angeles has been killing it this month. If you follow me on Twitter, I've been singing its praises and offering pics from the fest's various events.
Last night, Goblin performed at Beyond Fest as part of its U.S. tour. The band is playing for three nights, with each performance being followed by a screening of an Argento film. Suspiria played last night. Tonight, expect Deep Red and, tomorrow evening, Tenebre. All three nights were sold out when tickets were made available a few weeks ago.
Goblin rocked hard, performing a lot of tracks from their album Roller before shifting into tracks from Dawn of the Dead, Deep Red, Suspiria and Tenebre. After the jump, get a taste of the Tenebre score, Live.
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Conceptually, a horror film should seem like a self-contained endeavor. One brainstorms for a neat idea to pull off a few scares on the audience through a tale filled with some ghouls, goblins, and other various ghastly figures that go bump in the night, the end. Film history and the ever-pervasive reality of box office rewards has dictated otherwise on plenty of occasions. Warranted or not from a story perspective, horror films, from slashers to ghost tales, have seen a near-incalculable number of sequels (and now prequels and reboots) ordered into production. It is doubtful even a scientific calculator could keep proper count of all the further installments developed from horror films.
Even though the fans’ common reflex is to proclaim a sequel’s dip in quality in relation to the first episode that does not entail that a sequel is not a good film in its own right. Every now and then, »
- Edgar Chaput
Did you think they were done announcing guests for the Walker Stalker Convention? They were saving the best for last. It has been announced that Andrew Lincoln will make a rare convention appearance this November in Atlanta and we have all the details:
Lincoln will be appearing on Saturday, November 2nd for autograph and photo sessions with fans. All proceeds from his autograph and photo sessions will be donated to charity.
Lincoln joins cast members from “The Walking Dead” (Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, special effects guru Greg Nicotero, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., IronE Singleton, Melissa Ponzio, Emma Bell, Vincent M. Ward and Lew Temple), Giancarlo Esposito (“Revolution”, “Breaking Bad”), “Halloween” (Danielle Harris), “Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood »
- Jonathan James
Even the most ardent horror fan might struggle to find something to enjoy in Franck Khalfoun’s remake of William Lustig’s 1980 slasher classic, Maniac. The film does have several things going for it—the classic, 1970s-electronic score by the French composer Rob, reminiscent of the Dawn of the Dead soundtrack by Dario Argento collaborator Goblin. There’s also the fact that the film is shot entirely from the main character’s Pov; you, as the viewer, are forced to identify with the killer—except when the director decides to inexplicably break from that and have the camera omnisciently float above the proceedings. And, of »
The sounds of Goblin have been haunting our favorite horror movies for a long time now, and finally the band is U.S. bound for a tour that's not to be missed. Read on for details and tour dates.
Thanks to Cannibal Cam for the details.
From the Press Release
Almost 40 years removed from their debut, cult legends Goblin will launch their first ever North American tour this October. The tour will start October 1st in Atlanta, Ga, and will culminate with a two-night run of performances in Austin, TX, at the Housecore Horror Film Festival on October 25th and 27th.
The Italian Soundtrack Kings will perform all of their classic cuts, including scores from Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebrae, Dawn of the Dead, Phenomena, Sleepless and other songs that are milestones among prog rock followers, including songs from Roller, Il fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark, and most recently Back to the Goblin. »
- Uncle Creepy
Italy has frequently been at the forefront of European cinema as a trendsetter in the annals of exploitation cinema. Without Italy, we wouldn’t have the Mondo film or Gialli. Who else would have supplied us with Amazonian cannibals, nasty Nazis or demented nuns in such a pleasing manner?
Italy has always been awash with cinematic talent. And it is a country that doesn’t mind doing sexy, doing off beat, to be a little daring. The amount of wonderful exploitation directors has ensured that Italy has produced some of the most amazing horror films, cult oddities, documentaries and pornos.
I have listed the foremost Italian exploitation film directors that I can think of.. If you have a particular Italian director that you admire that I have missed out, please let’s have a discussion below.
10. Bruno Mattei (1931-1997)
Those of you who read my reviews will know that I »
- Clare Simpson
The pair, who play friends Paddy Kirk and Marlon Dingle on the ITV1 soap, will screen a collection of movies featuring the walking dead at the Cottage Road Cinema in Headingley on Sunday, April 21.
Six films - a mix of modern and classic movies - will be shown over 12 hours at the event, which runs from midday to midnight. One film in particular called Before Dawn is very close to Brunt's heart as he starred and directed in it.
Brunt said: "Mark and I have been spending our time arguing and fighting over the lineup and it's a strong year mixing foreign, classic and brand new. Every single film is a crowd pleaser.
"Also, I cannot wait to show Before Dawn to its own rightful crowd as we couldn't show it last year. »
12 items from 2013
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