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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 11 – Waxwork Records, FiveFingerTees, Star Wars Books, Hero Complex Gallery & More!

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Welcome back for Day 11 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For our second-to-last day of this year’s Gift Guide, we’re going to be featuring several great cult films that arrived on Blu-ray in 2016, as well as Star Wars books, a ton of horror-themed enamel pins, the amazing artwork of Hero Complex Gallery, FiverFingerTees, and much more!

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with
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October 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lights Out, The Exorcist III, Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection

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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
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Blue Underground Releasing Three-Disc Blu-ray Edition of Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby

Like all horror nuts, we’re absolutely obsessed with Lucio Fulci. I watched Zombi 2 (or Zombie Flesh Eaters, whatever it’s meant to be called) as a kid, and it made me want to seek out every other zombie movie in… Continue Reading →

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Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby (released in the Us in 1984), aka Eye of the Evil Dead, is being released as a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray on October 25th from Blue Underground, and we have details on the special features that will be unleashed on the masses as well as a look at some beautiful cover artwork.

Synopsis: “A young girl on vacation in Egypt is given a mysterious charm, causing her archeologist father to be struck blind inside an unexplored pyramid tomb. But when the family returns home to Manhattan, a plague of supernatural evil and sudden violence follows. Can this ancient curse be stopped before it is unleashed on the streets of New York City?

Christopher Connelly (1990: The Bronx Warriors), Laura Lenzi (The Adventures Of Hercules II), Giovanni Frezza (The House By The Cemtery) and Carlo De Mejo (City Of The Living Dead) star in Italian shock master
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Frizzi 2 Fulci Live Show to Feature 35mm Screening of The Beyond Director’s Cut

Lucio Fulci fans will not want to miss the Frizzi 2 Fulci live shows taking place in Austin and Hollywood this fall. Not only will composer Fabio Frizzi lead an orchestra for performances of music from Fulci's most memorable movies, but the latter show at Beyond Fest will also feature a 35mm screening of The Beyond Director's Cut.

Composer Fabio Frizzi will make his Us performing debuts at the Frizzi 2 Fulci shows, taking place October 2nd in Austin and October 4th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (which will also include a special 35mm screening of The Beyond Director's Cut).

Backed by an eight-piece orchestra, Frizzi will lead performances of music from popular Fulci films, including The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, Zombi 2, and more. To learn more about the Austin show, visit https://www.eventbrite.com, and to learn more about the Hollywood show, head to http://beyondfest.
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June 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ghosthouse / Witchery, 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Mom

The last day of June doesn’t have a ton of DVD and Blu-ray titles, but those of you cult film fans out there will definitely want to check out this week’s offerings as both Blue Underground and Scream Factory are releasing several fun Collector’s Edition Blus that all seem like great additions for any horror fan’s home entertainment collection.

First up is Sf’s Ghosthouse/Witchery double feature and we also have a trio of Enzo Castellari genre classics coming our way too—1990: The Bronx Warriors, Escape from the Bronx and The New Barbarians—courtesy of Blue Underground. MGM has dug up the 1991 cult werewolf film, Mom, and is presenting it on a Limited Edition DVD.

1990: The Bronx Warriors (Blue Undergound, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

The First To Die Were The Lucky Ones! It's 1990 and the Bronx has officially been declared a 'No Man's Land.
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Fantasia 2015’s 2nd Titles Wave Includes We Are Still Here, The Invitation

The 19th Fantasia International Film Festival is right around the corner. Though the full lineup for the festival won't be unveiled until early next month, the second wave of Fantasia titles have been revealed and horror fans have a lot to look forward to.

Press Release: "Montreal, June 11, 2015 – The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

Fantasia's complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we're thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes
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Fantasia Fest’S 2015 Line-up Will Melt Your Brain

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

From The Official Press Release:

Fantasia’s complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we’re thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes that the only way to break the monotony of his daily life by reuniting with his old gang. This is a funny and heartfelt meditation on growing old that only the master of Japanese cinema could deliver. International Premiere

A Special Screening
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Fantasia Film Festival announces second wave of titles

A little over one month away, the Fantasia Film Festival announced it’s second wave of titles this morning. Fantasia Film Festival holds a special place in the hearts of Sound on Sight and we could not be more excited for their upcoming edition which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Arguably the largest genre film festival in the world, Fantasia will run from July 14th to August 4th this year and feature a large number of world and international premieres. The full-lineup, including special events, will be announced on July 7th.

From the official press release, here are some titles we can now look forward to:

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes
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Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Frizzi 2 Fulci Live Concert

Fantaspoa's homage to Fabio Frizzi, the main composer for the legendary Italian horror filmmaker Lucio Fulci, came to an end on Sunday evening (May 24) with an intimate yet extraordinary concert by Frizzi himself at the Centro Santander Cultural. Around 80 persons were lucky enough to listen to a live tribute from Frizzi to Fulci, which lasted little more than one hour and basically functioned as a perfect resume of the collaborations of these Italian masters. Frizzi took the stage only accompanied by an acoustic guitar, a keyboard, a computer and his notes, while in the background images of several Fulci films were projected throughout the concert. After a brief introduction using the music from Manhattan Baby, Frizzi began the journey to the past by...

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Round-Up: DC Comics’ Collected Editions of New Batman / Gotham Titles, Blue Underground’s 1990: The Bronx Warriors Blu-ray / DVD

Readers of all ages can experience Batman's Gotham and its surroundings in uniquely different ways this summer with collected volume editions of four new Batman-related titles—Grayson, Batgirl, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Gotham Academy—and we have details on the summer releases in our latest round-up. Also included this time around are details and a look at the cover art for three upcoming Blue Underground Blu-ray/DVD releases: 1990: The Bronx Warriors, The New Barbarians, and Escape From the Bronx.

DC Comics' Batman Collected Editions: Press Release - "Whether you’re a lifelong or novice comic reader, a teen reader or a mystery lover, DC Comics is releasing a highly diverse lineup of Collected Editions this June that revolve around the world’s most popular Super-Hero, Batman, and are perfect for your summer reading lists!

For young readers 12 and up, Gotham Academy Vol. 1 is a vibrant take
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on The Book, which brings together some of the biggest names in Italian horror, a trailer for Dead of the Nite, new releases from Cavity Colors, and much more:

First Details on The Book: “The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes. A one off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase their own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
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Italian Horror Masters Team Up For Anthology Film The Book

If you're a fan of Italian horror films and your list of favorite filmmakers includes names like Ruggero Deodato and Lamberto Bava, then boy, are you in for a treat. Read on for all the details about an exciting upcoming horror anthology called The Book, which will only get funded with Your help!

From the Press Release

The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes.

A one-off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers, and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime, and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase his own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
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Soundtrack Legend Fabio Frizzi to perform live on Halloween Thursday October 31st at The Union Chapel, Islington, London N1

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

Death Waltz Recording Company and Paint It Black are proud to present Fabio Frizzi live for his first ever UK show to be held at The Union Chapel on October 31st. The perfect setting will play host to Frizzi, accompanied by his 7-piece band and with an additional string section (the F2F Orchestra), for what promises to be a very special evening’s performance and master-class in soundtrack composition. Rather than performing individual tracks from his catalogue, Frizzi will be presenting his works in newly commissioned suites, which he is currently finishing back in Rome with the F2F Orchestra.

Through the superb reissue work of labels like Death Waltz, Italian soundtracks are becoming extremely sought after and essential recordings to own, recognized for their incredible dimensions of sound. From the early 1960s through to the early 1980s, and helped by
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9 Sleaziest Italian Exploitation Movies

There are certain names that pop up time and time again with Italian exploitation – Lucio Fulci, Joe D’Amato, Umberto Lenzi – but there are Italian directors we wouldn’t dare tag with an exploitation label – Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Michele Soavi. Italian cinema is so brilliant because it deals with extremes. You can watch a film of Bava’s and appreciate his artistry, and then in the next step you can watch a film of D’Amato’s and wallow in filth.

There are a ton of films I could review in this article – including Beyond the Darkness, Cannibal Holocaust, Gestapo’s Last Orgy. However, those particular films keep coming up in my mandates as I write so many reviews on exploitation films. I wanted to concentrate on films that have maybe slipped through the net and pay them due attention.

However, The New York Ripper is so sleaze-tastic, I
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12 Classic Italian Horror Movies You Need To See Before You Die

Hardly anything in the world gives me as much pleasure as Italian horror movies. They just make me really happy. Even the really crappy ones like Manhattan Baby (directed by Lucio Fulci) or – heaven forbid – anything directed by Bruno Mattei. Yes, I will sit down to that man’s films. I love cannibals, I love zombies, i positively adore all sorts of Italian horror based mayhem. I am also a huge fan of Giallo movies, and as some of you may have read, I wrote an article rating the best Giallo movies a while back.

The line dividing Giallo and straight out horror often becomes blurred in Italian cinema. Take a film like Torso (The Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence). On one level it is a typical Giallo concerning a murder-mystery – a who dunnit with a masked killer running around – one of the most obvious motifs in the Giallo genre.
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Director Federico Zampaglione Teams Up With Italian Horror Legend

Dardano Sachetti is a giallo and horror legend. He worked with Mario Bava, Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci on some of their most famous movies. Now the Italian legend has teamed up with an emerging horror director, Federico Zampaglione, to work on a new flick!

We received the press release earlier today and for genre fans this is pretty exciting news. No wonder Zampaglione was keeping his cards close to his chest when we interviewed him recently about his next project.

"The Director of 'Shadow', Federico Zampaglione, has announced that shooting on his new film will begin shortly entitled Tulpa, it will be, according to Zampaglione, "a very bloody and tense Italian thriller with some supernatural elements". Tulpa is written by the legendary screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti, who has worked with all the great Italian horror masters including Fulci, Bava and Argento.

Federico explains the title: "Tulpa is a
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Five Essential... Films of Lucio Fulci

Dominic O'Brien selects his Five Essential Films of Lucio Fulci

Highly regarded the world over by obsessive cult film fans as an often tyrannical filmmaker, as well as the godfather of Italian gore films, Lucio Fulci’s films still hit a nerve with viewers old and new. His nightmarish visuals and dreamlike narrative style still feels fresh and inventive. Granted over the years his work deteriorated – as did his health - which brought an even harsher critical backlash from reviewers and fans alike. Even after his passing back in 1996 he has left a generation of horror fans with some of the most haunting and nightmarish of genre films. Now his work is more revered then ever, so with that in mind I present the top 5 films from Italian maestro Lucio Fulci

5. House by the Cemetery (1981)

Like many of his films released within the United Kingdom, this haunted house picture ran
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The House by the Cemetery (Uncut, 1981) Movie Review

UK gore and horror fans have real reason to rejoice as Lucio Fulci’s 1981 gut muncher “The House by the Cemetery” has at last been passed uncut by the dreaded BBFC. The film now returns to DVD in all its gruesome glory via Arrow Video as part of their Masters of Giallo series, and comes complete with trailers, a deleted scene and a pleasant, if not exactly earth shattering short feature on the legendary Italian director’s career. A fair amount of work has also gone into the packaging, with the original artwork being accompanied by some specially commissioned lurid art that nicely capture the spirit of the film. The film is set in New England, as the unfortunate Dr Boyle (Paolo Malco, also in Fulci’s notorious “New York Ripper”), his wife Lucy (Catriona MacColl, another Fulci and Italian horror veteran, also in “The Beyond” and “City of the
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'Cat in the Brain' - DVD Review

From the moment I discovered the sick and twisted genius of The Gates of Hell (1980, aka City of the Living Dead), I knew I was a Lucio Fulci fan -- and a few weeks later (after experiencing the horror-geek heaven that is Fulci's Zombie (1979)), I knew I had to track down more of his movies. Over the intervening years I've seen and enjoyed (or seen and laughed at) movies with colorful titles like A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971), Don't Torture a Duckling (1972), The Psychic (1977), The Black Cat (1981), The Beyond (1981), The House by the Cemetery (1981), The New York Ripper (1982), Manhattan Baby (1982), Conquest (1983), and The New Gladiators (1984), which is cool for me because now I know a good deal about the...
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