15 items from 2017
The grim reaper needs to fire his agent. Though the humanoid manifestation of death has drawn acclaim for minor yet memorable roles in such fine films as The Seventh Seal and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, he’s now been reduced to slumming it with a cameo in Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, a sequel so wholly anodyne that it…
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- Charles Bramesco
One of 39 titles to be successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Acts in 1984, Joe D’Amato’s Absurd (aka Horrible aka Rosso Sangue) massaged the erogenous zones of gore hounds across the globe upon release. Centered around a tense, unforgettable melody, Carlo Maria Cordio’s score is a compelling mix of high-strung grindhouse funk and synthesized splinters of Italian flair. As part of Death Waltz’s video nasty series, the label commissioned the canvas work of Wes Benscoter, whose grizzly graphical style violently epitomized the film's dark, bloodthirsty aesthetic.
Creating cadaverous cover arts for many of heavy metal's legendary acts (his portfolio includes Slayer’s Divine Intervention and Black Sabbath’s The Dio Years), it was only a matter of time before Death Waltz became a regular client of Benscoter. “After [the cover art for] New Barbarians was finished, I mentioned to Spencer [Hickman, head of Death Waltz] that if they ever do Antropophagus that I’d love to do the cover art, »
- Sam Hart
The Grim Reaper has no respect for editors or broadcast dates. Death won't wait for production to wrap up on an actor's show before he takes them. »
- Scott Baird
Strolling to the podium wearing dark sunglasses, Baldwin-as-Trump began
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- Sadie Gennis
Spoiler Alert! This story contains details – and punchlines – from tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update Summer Edition. Update with Video Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and (maybe) Mikey Day as Steve “The Grim Reaper” Bannon saw off the warm-weather run of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update Summer Edition, with the sunglasses-wearing president – an eclipse victim, it seems – paying tribute to the true victim of Charlottesville. “Me,” said Baldwin… »
(Aton) The trailer for the ‘Death Wish‘ remake has finally landed. The Eli Roth-directed vehicle stars Bruce Willis as Dr. Paul Kersey, a Chicago surgeon who goes out for revenge when his wife, (Elizabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone) are attacked in a vicious home invasion.
The original ‘Death Wish‘, which stared Charles Bronson and spawned four sequels, is considered to be a classic among revenge flicks, if not cult status at the least. The remake was written by Joe Carnahan, and will mark Roth’s first venture into the action/revenge genre. Carnahan was originally set to direct, but after creative differences Roth stepped in to helm the picture.
Here’s the official synopsis for the remake:
- Taylor Salan
Joe D’Amato was a filmmaker that I only knew (other than his reputation for skin flicks and sleaze) from the one movie of his I had seen, Anthropophagous (1980), aka The Grim Reaper, aka "The One Where The Guy Eats The Baby Fetus." And going by that, I had a lot of trepidation upon opening Severin Films’ brand new Blu of Beyond the Darkness (1979), D’Amato’s exploration of necrophilia, icky maternal obsession, and stuffing the ones we love. I needn’t have worried. Beyond the Darkness, aka Buried Alive, aka Buio Omega, is not only vastly superior to Anthropophagous, it gives me hope that the D’Amato catalogue is filled with further gems to uncover. I mean, they’re not All porn, right? Right?
- Scott Drebit
For many film fans, the name Paul Kersey is synonymous with Charles Bronson, but Bruce Willis is breathing new life into the role in Eli Roth's reimagining of Death Wish, which is teased in a new trailer packed with bullet-riddled vengeance and plenty of AC/DC.
MGM will release the new Death Wish film in theaters on November 22nd. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details and check out the official trailer and poster below. Are you looking forward to a new take on Death Wish?
"Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth's reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER - until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, »
- Derek Anderson
The original film starred Charles Bronson and it became his most famous role when he was age 52. He played Paul Kersey, a successful New York architect who turns into a crime-fighting vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. This successful movie spawned various sequels over the next two decades, all starring Bronson. (Trailer)
Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, »
- Michelle Hannett
After reveling in the horror genre for virtually all of his directorial career, Eli Roth is switching gears slightly with his next project as he heads into action-thriller territory with a remake of 1974’s Death Wish. Scripted by Joe Carnahan and starring Bruce Willis, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of a November release.
“We wanted to bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love and just do a fun, badass update of a revered classic,” Roth told Yahoo! Movies. “I wanted to bring Bruce back to that Fifth Element, Unbreakable, Die Hard glory and have him craft another iconic performance, and I really think he did it. I mean I really think this can be his Taken. The fun is watching him go crazy and watching someone slowly move the moral goal post.”
- Jordan Raup
Veteran actor Han Suk Kyu teamed up with charming TV actor Kim Rae Won for the first time as unlikely allies in the action thriller movie, “The Prison”. Directed by experienced screenwriter Na Hyun (“Spin Kick”, “Heartbreak Library”), the movie depicts Han as a merciless prison gang boss while Kim plays a troublemaker, quick-tempered ex-cop. The two characters meet in prison and start working together as Han took Kim under his wing.
There’s a first time for everything.
While Han Suk Kyu is no stranger when it comes to playing villains in the past, he is well-known for his mild image and deep, soothing voice. Same goes for Kim Rae Won whose claim to fame was rom-com television dramas such as “Attic Cat” and “Doctors”. The two actors both raised the acting bar by taking on evil, vicious, and ruthless characters this time. Of course, it was a piece »
- Irick Marie Arbuso
After the Season 3 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, you might have thought that there was no place a character could possibly feel more insecure than the Ottos’ compound (at least short of, say, Negan’s Sanctuary on The Walking Dead). But in Sunday’s episode, Strand proved us all wrong by being made a “guest” at an even less safe haven — and reuniting with a foe whose comeback showrunner Dave Erickson foretold more than a year ago. How dire was the predicament in which the sly devil found himself? Let’s put it this way: If at the Otto »
The Grim Reaper certainly made his presence known during May Sweeps 2017, as roughly four dozen characters across the five major broadcast networks met an untimely, often grisly end during the deadly four-week period (which concluded on Wednesday).
RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2017: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!
Supernatural kicked off the bloodbath on the first night of sweeps, April 27, with two losses. The CW series continued to take lives, culminating in a season finale that featured the demise of seven players, including longtime fan faves Castiel and Crowley (the latter of whom will definitely not return »
One of our favorite horror icons will be making a comeback in Butcher the Bakers from director Tyler Amm and producer P.J. Starks, which finds the Grim Reaper terrorizing a small town. It stars Ryan Matthew Ziegler, Sean Walsh, Mike… Continue Reading →
- David Gelmini
During Tuesday’s Season 2 finale (airing at the special time of 8/7c), “we will be losing some people,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells TVLine. “There are going to be some significant deaths.”
Needless to say, the show is “going to have to” add some new players in Season 3, given the loss of life. “But whereas the Season 1 [finale] was introducing a character or a group of characters from the Jsa, »
15 items from 2017
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