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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 5 – Stephen King, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere Apparel, Monopoly & More!

30 November 2016 12:08 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome back for Day 5 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 today’s gift ideas, we have a bunch of Stephen King holiday gift ideas, Lunar Crypt pins, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere’s apparel, horror-themed necklaces, and so 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 you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print »

- Heather Wixson

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Interview: Producer Frank Marshall on What's Stopping Amblin Reboots, Making Michael Crichton's 'Micro' and More

29 November 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Even if you don't happen to know the name Frank Marshall, there's a very good chance his fingerprints are on some of your favorite movies of all time. As a co-founder of Amblin Entertainment he produced Back to the Future, The Goonies, Poltergeist, Gremlins and many more '80s and '90s classics. He's been producing Indiana Jones since the beginning. He brought the Bourne franchise to the big screen and turned Jurassic World into a box office titan. Marshall is also a director in his own right, having called the shots on classics like Arachnophobia, Alive and Congo. Oh, and he also happens to be married to Kathleen Kennedy, the woman who holds the future of Star Wars in her hands.  We recently spoke to Marshall about all of this thanks to the home...

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- Peter Hall

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The director who sparked survival horror videogames

28 October 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Oct 31, 2016

Before Resident Evil, there was Sweet Home. Ryan looks at how a half-forgotten film and game spawned a videogame genre...

Ring, Audition, Dark Water, Onibaba, House, Kuroneko... ask most film fans to name a prominent Japanese horror, and one of those titles would probably come up. Ask most videogame fanatics to name a Japanese horror game, and they'd probably reply with Resident Evil, Silent Hill, or, if they're feeling a bit retro, Splatterhouse or Castlevania.

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There's one name that almost certainly won't come up in conversations about either category: Sweet Home. Yet this 1989 horror, and the videogame of the same name released with it, inadvertently helped define an entire genre - and even spawn the Resident Evil franchise, which is still going 20 years later.

The Sweet Home »

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Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all time

26 October 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeHalloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeScott Goodyer10/26/2016 10:00:00 Am

 Boo!

Sorry, major Halloween nerds over here! Obviously, we are super excited that Halloween is just around the corner and there is nothing like getting in the mood for this ghoulish celebration.

There are some great scary movies to check out on the big screen this year but if you're feeling more like staying in and wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the couch, the Cineplex store has a lot of great movies to rent/buy from -- including these Top Ten scariest movies of all time!

10. Poltergeist "They're here." Fans of this 1982 fantasy horror will never forget that chilling line by Carol Anne.

Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the story is about a suburban California family that discovers evil spirits in their home when their »

- Scott Goodyer

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The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth

19 October 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's the spookiest month of the year, and you know what that means! It's time to figure out whether you believe in curses or simply unfortunate coincidences. A reboot of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist came out last year, but let's be honest: nothing could compare to the original. While no horrific accidents occurred on the set of the new film (that we know of, anyway), the release reminded us of the rumors of a curse on the original film trilogy's cast. The movie revolves around a suburban family who move into a new home and begin to notice strange things surrounding their young daughter. Take a look below to find out about the mysterious events that have made people speculate that Poltergeist may be the most cursed franchise in Hollywood. Related:5 Famously Cursed Film Sets, and Their Mysterious Circumstances The Whole Ordeal Began With Human Skeletons One of the »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Blu-ray Review – The Thing Collector’s Edition

11 October 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Thing Collector’s Edition

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites.

Synopsis:

The Thing arrives on Blu-ray again in a comprehensive two-disc set from Shout! Factory. All the previously released bonus features are included, along with about two-and-a-half hours of new interviews and two new commentary tracks. This Collector’s Edition also offers a new 2K scan of the film print. Highly recommended.

 

Did you notice that The Thing movie poster on the basement wall in Stranger Things? (Of course you did.) Interesting that the creators of that series chose that bit of 80s ephemera, rather than a poster for E.T. or Poltergeist, two films that crushed Carpenter’s now-classic movie at the box office in 1982.

Sure, that Thing poster was a gun on the mantelpiece alluding »

- Brad Cook

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Release Date & Cover Art for Poltergeist II and Poltergeist III Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

10 October 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory has announced a January 24th release date for their Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III, and early release details and new artwork for the Blu-rays have also been unveiled.

From Scream Factory: "They’re Here…Again! The 1986 and 1988 sequels to Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg’s original classic Poltergeist are coming to Scream Factory this Winter!

Today we reveal to you a few more details about them:

- Official release dates for both are January 24th

- Both will be a branded as a "Collector's Editions" that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date).

- The newly-commissioned front-facing artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Justin Osbourn (Lifeforce, The Fog, Child’s Play). The reverse side of the wraps will showcase the original theatrical poster art.

- Bonus features and specs »

- Derek Anderson

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“American Horror Story”: The Story of Roanoke Revealed

29 September 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

FX’s “American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare” continued last night, offering more reasons for Shelby and Matt (Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.). Now, Angela Bassett’s daughter is kidnapped/missing; because of this, the family must stay in order to find her. The episode takes notes from Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist by bringing in a psychic to […] »

- MrDisgusting

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‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ Review: It’s Not Getting Any Better

28 September 2016 11:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ Already Feels Too Familiar

Fact vs. Fiction

Like last episode, “Chapter 3’s” talking heads segments feel monotonous, as once again each character just turns every emotional subtext into literal text. The interviews are also used to skip perfunctory plot beats, as characters zip from one location or day to the next to fit in all of this episode’s business. “Chapter 3” is a very busy episode, yet it still manages to be completely dull, which is sad to say about an episode that features feral children, hypnotism sex, and outrageous old-timey (Irish?) accents. Yet here we are.

The one interview moment that stands out is when the producers of “My Roanoke Nightmare” reveal to Real Lee that they know about her first daughter, Emily, who was also abducted (presumably not by ghosts). Real Lee demands the cameras be shut »

- Jeff Stone

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‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ Review: It’s Not Getting Any Better

28 September 2016 11:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ Already Feels Too Familiar

Fact vs. Fiction

Like last episode, “Chapter 3’s” talking heads segments feel monotonous, as once again each character just turns every emotional subtext into literal text. The interviews are also used to skip perfunctory plot beats, as characters zip from one location or day to the next to fit in all of this episode’s business. “Chapter 3” is a very busy episode, yet it still manages to be completely dull, which is sad to say about an episode that features feral children, hypnotism sex, and outrageous old-timey (Irish?) accents. Yet here we are.

The one interview moment that stands out is when the producers of “My Roanoke Nightmare” reveal to Real Lee that they know about her first daughter, Emily, who was also abducted (presumably not by ghosts). Real Lee demands the cameras be shut »

- Jeff Stone

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Stephen King Horror Films Debut On Blu-ray From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

27 September 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment:

Horror fans are sure to rejoice when a terrifying trio of Stephen King’s screen adaptations -- “Salem’s Lot,” “Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye” and “Stephen King’s It” (a best-seller on DVD and one of King’s most popular TV miniseries) – debuts with all-new 2016 high definition masters on Blu-ray™ from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, just in time for a haunting Halloween on September 20.

The three films based on the best-selling author’s novels and short stories are among his most popular and feature a variety of film and TV stars, including Drew Barrymore, Tim Curry, James Mason, Richard Masur, Annette O’Toole, John Ritter, David Soul, Richard Thomas and James Woods, among others. Each title will be available to own on Blu-ray for $14.97 Srp.

Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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

25 September 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“They’re here” — they, in this case, meaning the cast and crew of “Poltergeist,” that 1982 horror classic that forever changed the way moviegoers look at Native American burial grounds. Writer/producer Steven Spielberg, director Tobe Hooper and star Craig T. Nelson can all be seen discussing the horror classic in the below making-of featurette.

Read More: Review: Gil Kenan’s ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Starring Sam Rockwell & Rosemarie DeWitt

Also featured is producer Frank Marshall, who brings up the film’s seemingly mundane backdrop of a typical suburb. “We wanted our setting to be very normal,” he says, as a means of making the supernatural goings on more unsettling; Spielberg adds to this, positing that the humdrum suburban lifestyle “breeds a certain kind of individual.” This, of course, is meant to make the film hit closer to home.

Read More: Watch: 5-Minute Mashup Of The First And Final Frames From Horror Movies »

- Michael Nordine

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Rod Serling’s ‘Patterns’

20 September 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Is this Rod Serling's best teleplay ever? Van Heflin, Everett Sloane and Ed Begley are at the center of a business power squeeze. Is it all about staying competitive, or is it corporate murder? With terrific early performances from Elizabeth Wilson and Beatrice Straight. Patterns Blu-ray The Film Detective 1956 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date September 27, 2016 / 14.99 Starring Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson, Joanna Roos, Valerie Cossart, Eleni Kiamos, Ronnie Welsh, Shirley Standlee, Andrew Duggan, Jack Livesy, John Seymour, James Kelly, John Shelly, Victor Harrison, Sally Gracie, Sally Chamberlin, Edward Binns, Lauren Bacall, Ethel Britton, Michael Dreyfuss, Elaine Kaye, Adrienne Moore. Cinematography Boris Kaufman Film Editors Dave Kummis, Carl Lerner Art Direction Richard Sylbert Assistant Director Charles Maguire Written by Rod Serling Produced by Michael Myerberg Directed by Fielder Cook

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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- Glenn Erickson

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Salem’S Lot (1979) and Cat’S Eye Are Coming to Blu-ray

18 August 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Earlier this summer, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gave Stephen King fans a big reason to rejoice when they announced a September 20th release date for their It miniseries Blu-ray. And now they’ve added two other King adaptations to their September 20th Blu-ray slate: 1979’s two-part miniseries Salem’s Lot (1979) and the horror anthology Cat’s Eye (1985), with the former being released with a new audio commentary by director Tobe Hooper.

EW reports that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Salem’s Lot and Cat’s Eye on Blu-ray, respectively, on September 20th.

On the new audio commentary for Salem’s Lot, director Tobe Hooper will discuss what should be fascinating insights on the making of the miniseries based on King’s 1975 novel about a small New England town with a serious bloodsucker problem.

Featuring adaptations of King’s short stories “Quitters, Inc.” and “The Ledge,” as well as a third tale starring Drew Barrymore, »

- Derek Anderson

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It Came From The Tube: Salem’S Lot (1979)

14 August 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stephen King adaptations are very hard to pull off successfully. For every Misery, there’s a Graveyard Shift; Carrie soars while Cujo stalls. The small screen has had it just as bad—the elephantine The Stand benefits from its four-night rollout, while no amount of time could save The Tommyknockers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg—at last count, there were 91 King adaptations (I’ll need to double-check those figures) across all media. For this blurry-eyed cathode ray kid, however, nothing has yet to match the two-part graveyard dance known as Salem’s Lot (1979).

Originally airing on CBS on Saturday November 17th and 24th, Salem’s Lot was a huge success for the network; there was even talk of turning it into a weekly series. Alas, that never came to be. However, we were gifted with 183 minutes of measured, chilling suspense and terror helmed by none other »

- Scott Drebit

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'Stranger Things' creators explain it all about season 1

27 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I really enjoyed Netflix's Stranger Things, an unapologetic tribute to the works of Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, John Carpenter, and other masters of suspense and horror that creators Matt and Ross Duffer grew up loving. (Here's my initial review, and here are some spoiler-heavy thoughts on the season.) Yesterday, I spoke with the Duffer brothers about how they drew the line between homage and straight-up thievery, why the season was only 8 episodes (a length I think more Netflix dramas should try), why actor Gaten Matarazzo deserves so much credit for making Dustin the show's most entertaining character, what a potential second season would be like, and more. That's all coming up just as soon as you give me this phone, two weeks advance, and a pack of Camels... Where did you draw the line between paying homage to all those great movies and books of the period and trying to tell your own story? »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Stranger Things': How Netflix's Retro Hit Resurrects the Eighties

21 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »

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Netflix's Stranger Things: spotting the movie references

19 July 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 20, 2016

What 80s pop culture references and nods did you spot in Netflix's Stranger Things? We start the ball rolling...

Warning: contains spoilers for Stranger Things.

The term ‘love letter’ gets thrown around a lot these days: citing a few signature texts as being influential in the creation of your movie or TV show is now directorial de rigeur. Not only is it a method proven to pull in fans of those classics seeking to slake their ravenous nostalgic urges, it’s also a great way to borrow a dash of glamour, to stand on the shoulders of giants as it were.

That said, Netflix’s new show, Stranger Things is not one of those love letters. This is no scribbled declaration of romance, hastily scrawled on a Post-It note and hurled at the back of your head. This is a Shakespearean sonnet of a love letter – an artfully constructed declaration of adoration, »

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How Stranger Things Evoked Familiar Things (E.T.! Goonies! Freddy!) While Delivering Fresh, Fun Thrills

19 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stranger Things were happening this past weekend for those who sampled and wound up bingeing all eight episodes of Netflix’s new drama series.

(Basic plotline/mild spoilers follow, until I announce otherwise. And I will announce otherwise.)

VideosStranger Things: Watch a Trailer for Winona Ryder Supernatural Drama

Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer (who cowrote a few episodes of Wayward Pines) and set in a small Indiana town circa 1983, Stranger Things revolves around the vanishing of a young boy, Will Byers , which comes on the heels of something escaping from a local, “secret” government lab lorded over by Dr. »

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The Stars of Stranger Things Dish on the Show’s "Gnarly, Weird Monster"

15 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Thanks to a heavy dose of mystery and some nostalgic teasers, Netflix's Stranger Things has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated shows of the Summer. Since we couldn't deal with the suspense any more, Popsugar tried to pry a few fun secrets out of David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown, who respectively star as a gruff, apathetic police chief and a little girl named Eleven who may or may not be able to move things with her mind. From discussing the perils of trying to squeeze into polyester pants to exactly which episode of the first season will have your jaw on the floor, we're more pumped than ever to bingewatch the show this weekend. Popsugar: A few horror/sci-fi TV shows and movies with an '80s vibe have popped up lately, like It Follows and Wayward Pines. What do you think will make Stranger Things stand out from them, »

- Quinn Keaney

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