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These Flannel Shirts Based on Horror Movies Posters Are Amazing

These Flannel Shirts Based on Horror Movies Posters Are Amazing
Die-hard movie fans like to wear their hearts on their sleeves, and now, fans of classics like Friday the 13th, The Thing and more, can do so, quite literally. A clothing company entitled Jc-rt, which specializes in making tailored flannel shirts, has revealed a new collection of custom shirts that are based on the color schemes of classic movie posters such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, and The Lost Boys. We have photos of several of these shirts that show how closely they match up to the corresponding movie poster below.

The Jc-rt collection based on horror movie posters kicked off with The Exorcist, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and while the company's website doesn't have any photos that match the shirt with each movie poster, any fan of those movies can see how accurate their designs are. The collection also includes Blade Runner,
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Rotten Tomatoes Mistakes John Carpenter for Dead on 70th Birthday

Rotten Tomatoes Mistakes John Carpenter for Dead on 70th Birthday
Happy Birthday, John Carpenter! It's still so good to have you here. Yes, today is John Carpenter's 70th birthday. He is the horror master and one of the true living legends of the genre. And that's an important point here. Carpenter is very much alive and, as far as we know, doing well. Unfortunately, in celebration of his 70th birthday, Rotten Tomatoes took to Twitter in order to give fans a scare, but not the kind that they're used to when discussing John Carpenter. Rotten Tomatoes mistakenly said the legendary director is dead.

While they corrected the mistake rather quickly, the Rotten Tomatoes Twitter account sent out a tweet that talked about John Carpenter in the past tense, saying he "would have been" 70 today. In fact, he is 70 today and he's likely celebrating in his own way. Carpenter has yet to respond, as of this writing, to the mistake. Here's
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Drive-In Dust Offs: From A Whisper To A Scream (1987)

Ever since seeing Creepshow (1982) when it first arrived on video, I’ve been enamored with anthology films; reaching back to Amicus’ ‘60s and ‘70s treasures like Tales from the Crypt (1972) all the way up to Epic PicturesTales of Halloween (2015), omnibuses scratch a very particular itch for this viewer. Falling somewhere in the middle of my terrorline is From a Whisper to a Scream (1987), a proud and nasty addition to the sub-genre. This bugger does not mess around.

Released by Moviestore Entertainment stateside and by Cineplex-Odeon up here in Canada the following year, From a Whisper to a Scream (Aka The Offspring, which is what I knew it as) made back its $ 1.1 million budget plus a few dollars more, and the film received mixed reviews from critics in its limited release. Scrappy and mean, with a delightful turn from Vincent Price in the wraparound, From a Whisper to a Scream
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The Fantasticast #264 – Marvel Two-in-One #32 – Only The Invisible Girl Can Save Us Now

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

The British Bobby Cavalry

Hello, and welcome to episode 264 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

It comes to something when The Thing has spent more time in the UK of late than one of the hosts… We’re back to the world of Marvel Two-in-One. A mutated Alicia Masters – complete with extra limbs, Dr Seuss feet, and hairy forearms – is on the rampage in London, and only The Thing and Spider-Woman can stop her. Until they can’t, and Susan Storm has to step in.
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Monte’s Favorites of 2017

This year was a big one in the horror genre. From podcasts to movies to immersive experiences, 2017 was a banner year for horror across multiple mediums, and Monte Yazzie continues Daily Dead's 2017 reflective features by reflecting on his favorite moments from the past year.

Pure Cinema Podcast: Brian Saur and Elric Kane started Pure Cinema Podcast in early 2017. The two cinephiles, better to call them film historians, compose an educational conversation on anything and everything film with a focus on theme-driven lists. The “Tarantino” and “Life Cycle” episodes are highlights with a combined running time of over 5 hours of content. Saur and Kane are the coolest kids in film school, everyone else is just trying to sit at their table.

Suspiria 4K Blu-ray (Synapse Films): Simply stunning. Synapse released a remarkable, meticulously crafted 4K transfer of Dario Argento’s masterpiece. Every inch of this transfer is beautiful, enriching the
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First Official Look At Tom Hardy In Venom To Arrive This Week

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a lot of Venom. Be it via set pics or videos, much from the production has leaked out. To date, though, we still haven’t received anything official and with fans thirsty for a first look at how Tom Hardy will appear in the film, the wait has been tough. Thankfully, then, it’s almost over, as IGN is here to save the day, telling us that they’ll be bringing us a very special Venom-related goodie this coming week.

If you’ve been keeping up with the outlet’s coverage lately, you’ll know that they’ve been rolling out new looks at some of 2018’s hottest releases for a few days now and shortly, they’ll have something for Sony’s upcoming spinoff. Unfortunately, they don’t specify what it’ll be, but given that it’s probably way too
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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Snowed-In Horror Movies on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

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As Jack Torrance made clear in The Shining, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," so we make sure to have plenty of fun while discussing our favorite snowed-in horror movies on a new episode of the Corpse Club podcast.

In episode 33 of Daily Dead's podcast, co-hosts Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James bundle up and gather around the microphones to discuss some of their favorite horror films that feature cold winter winds, deadly snow drifts, and terrifyingly low temperatures. Topics include the icy isolation of John Carpenter's The Thing, the surreal scares of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, the bloodsucking siege of an Alaskan town in 30 Days of Night, and discussions on many more snow-themed movies. So, pull on your wool socks, grab your warmest mittens, and join us out in the snow for another episode of the Corpse Club podcast.
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Review: Devil's Gate, a Likable Mix of Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi

I confess to a high level of appreciation for low-budget films that defy easy categorization, such as Devil's Gate. The opening sequence resembles that of a backwoods horror experience that will be grungy and nasty, leaving behind a trail of dead bodies and queasy stomachs. Yet even in such familiar territory, director Clay Staub deviates from the norm. Working from an original screenplay credited to himself and Peter Aperlo, Staub tamps down the explicit bloodshed in that scene and then moves quickly to establish an atmosphere of mystery and possible suspense. This appears to be Staub's feature debut, but he has experience as a second unit director for Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead and 300, as well as the latest remake of The Thing....

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Tom Hardy Goes Berserk In Leaked Venom Set Video

For a film that hasn’t yet shown its wares – unless you count that official Ccxp poster – Venom has been placed under a pretty intense spotlight.

Currently lensing across parts of Atlanta, New York and, according to Omega Underground‘s latest findings, San Francisco, the Ruben Fleischer-directed spinoff has been a constant point of fixation among comic book fans, who continue to uncover one set video after another depicting Tom Hardy in the title role.

The Dark Knight Rises star sent the Internet into a collective tailspin when he agreed to play Eddie Brock, and ever since, budding viewers have been keeping one ear to the ground in the search for potential story clues. That relentless probe for information has resulted in nine kinds of Venom-related conspiracies, but today brings forth a tangible piece of intel worth getting excited about: a leaked set video that appears to show Hardy wrestling with the alien symbiote.
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Giveaway – Win a copy of The Thing on Blu-ray!

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982 s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be… The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter’s The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised
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Competition: Win a copy of ‘The Thing’ on Blu-ray!

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982′s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be… The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter’s The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised
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Listen To Adam West Cover A Classic Dr. Demento Song

Here's something for the geek old heads, although really anyone should appreciate Adam West covering Dr. Demento. In this great cover, West covers the classic song "The Thing" in a punk style from the album Dr. Demento Covered In Punk. 

For anyone here for Adam West who have no idea who Dr. Demento is, he's a now-retired radio show host whose whacky show would go on to inspire one of his biggest fans, Weird Al Yankovic, to pursue a career in music. Check out the song below, which is unbelievably catchy!
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Lol: Listen to Adam West’s Punk Cover of ‘The Thing’ in Honor of Dr. Demento

Lol: Listen to Adam West’s Punk Cover of ‘The Thing’ in Honor of Dr. Demento
We’ll admit that we’re reaching a little bit outside of our wheelhouse with this one, but considering the talent involved in this special musical project coming in 2018, we just couldn’t resist. There’s a chance that in your life experience of pop culture, you’ve heard the name Dr. Demento. He’s an American radio broadcast best […]

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Blu-ray Review – Carrie (1976)

Carrie, 1976.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring Sissy Spacek, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, P.J. Soles, and Betty Buckley.

Synopsis:

A shy teenage girl with a domineering religious mother unleashes hell with her telekinetic powers against all those who have wronged her.

On the back of their excellent release of John Carpenter’s The Thing on Blu-ray earlier this year, Arrow Video have yet again delved into the vault of horror classics from notable directors and given Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie a 4K restoration, presented here in a glorious limited edition featuring some juicy new extras.

Carrie White (Sissy SpacekJFK) is a shy teenage girl without any friends, bullied at school by the other girls and sheltered from the fun of regular teenage life by her overbearing religious mother Margaret (Piper LaurieThe Hustler), who punishes Carrie whenever
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December 5th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Better Watch Out, Twin Peaks Event Series, Silent Night, Deadly Night Collector’s Edition

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December’s home entertainment releases are starting off strong, as we have a great selection of horror and sci-fi titles to get excited for this Tuesday. First up are a pair of holiday horror films: Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out and the awesome special edition Blu-ray for Silent Night, Deadly Night from the fine folks at Scream Factory. Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series makes its way to both formats this week as well, and Arrow Video has put together a special edition release for The Witch Who Came From the Sea.

Other notable releases for December 5th include The Crucifixion, Dementia 13, 60 Seconds to Die, Werewolves of the Third Reich, and a 4K box set for the Men in Black trilogy.

Better Watch Out (Well Go USA, Blu-ray & DVD)

This holiday season, you may be home, but you re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror,
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New UK Home Video Releases for the Week of November 20th, 2017

This week features several must-own/import titles for our friends in the UK and those with region-free players elsewhere in the world. While there are many more titles out this week, I’ve highlighted nine titles that our readers will appreciate.

This week the Criterion Collection is releasing Terry Gilliam’s Jabberwocky in the UK and the Us. The BFI is putting out Jacques Rivette’s Celine and Julie Go Boating. Artificial Eye is releasing a mammoth 10-disc box set of the films of Aki Kaurismaki.

The folks from Arrow are releasing a non-limited version of their new 4K restoration of John Carpenter’s The Thing, along with Steve Buscemi’s Animal Factory (this will see a Us release next week from Arrow). Indicator is releasing Wolf and The Eyes of Laura Mars, both region-free. The Masters of Cinema are finally releasing their Buster Keaton box set and

Eyes of
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Justice League and the dangers of extensive reshoots

Ryan Lambie Nov 17, 2017

They're pricey, and can prove to be a huge risk. In the wake of Justice League, we look at the rise of extensive reshoots...

Nb: the following contains very mild spoilers for Justice League, but nothing you couldn't glean from the trailers.

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You only have to look at the news that came out of the Warner-dc camp to see how plans for its Justice League team-up movie changed over time. Only two years ago - a relatively brief window, in blockbuster filmmaking terms - the studio announced that Justice League would comprise two parts, one scheduled for release in the autumn of 2017 and the second slated for the summer of 2019.

One year later, director Zack Snyder revealed that the plan had changed
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John Carpenter loves Sonic The Hedgehog, even the crappy one where he's a werewolf

We’ve known for a while now that John Carpenter, the legendary director of films like Halloween and The Thing, is a big video game fan. And it’s not just horror, although he has praised The Evil Within and Dead Space (the latter of which owes a tremendous debt to The Thing). He loves Borderlands and Assassin’s Creed,…

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Watch Elijah Wood Give a One-Man Performance While Breaking Down The Rules For The Thing Tabletop Game

Earlier this year Mondo announced that they were released on a tabletop game based on John Carpenter's classic film, The Thing. The game is called The Thing: Infection At Outpost 31 and it was designed  "to be as authentically cinematic as possible, ensuring that the players will experience the paranoia and tension that makes the film so great." 

Mondo has now released a video featuring Elijah Wood explaining how the game works. He plays a character named Steve from the game in the video. Steve is one of the researchers at the outpost. In between demonstrations of the gameplay, Wood pretty much plays out the major points of the story in a one-man performance. 

Here's the game synopsis that was released for the game:

It is the start of the bleak, desolate Antarctic winter when a group of Nsf researchers manning the claustrophobic, isolated U.S. Outpost 31 comes into
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The Thing's missing blow-up doll and other deleted scenes

Ryan Lambie Nov 9, 2017

Character deaths, screwdrivers and blow-up dolls: John Carpenter’s The Thing had some fasinating scenes cut before release...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Thing.

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Critically mauled on release and largely overlooked in cinemas, John Carpenter’s The Thing has only grown in stature since 1982. What were once condemned as deficiencies - its graphic gore and violence, icy tone and low-key characterisation - are now generally regarded as positives. Its simple story about a group of scientists and misfits who encounter a shape-shifting alien in their Antarctic outpost, The Thing has aged remarkably well for a 35-year-old film: Rob Bottin’s practical effects are still extraordinarily imaginative, and fans still debate the finer points of its action today. Who sabotaged the fridge full of blood samples?
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