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Lawyer Bert Fields Drops Weinstein Co. Over Unpaid Bills

Lawyer Bert Fields Drops Weinstein Co. Over Unpaid Bills
Another prominent law firm is parting ways with The Weinstein Co., but this time it isn't related to the sexual harassment and assault allegations plaguing ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Greenberg Glusker, lead by veteran Bert Fields, is asking the court for permission to leave a rights dispute because it hasn't been paid — and, in doing so, the firm underscores that it is not involved in the ongoing sexual scandals.

Donald Borchers sued in August, asking the court for a declaration that he holds film rights to projects based on Stephen King's Children of the Corn. Borchers claims he...
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 10: Amazing Horror & Sci-Fi Artwork

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Happy Monday, readers! We took a little weekend break over the last few days, but we’re back today with our tenth installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Now that we’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, that means shopping season is beginning to kick into high gear, and today we’re celebrating all sorts of amazing artwork that can be purchased online by the likes of Francesco Francavilla, Matty Ryan Tobin, “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, Ken Taylor (and other assorted artists featured in his shop), BeastWreck, Electric Zombie, Jason Edmiston, Chris Kuchta, Pixel Elixir, Quiltface Studios, and assorted prints from Hero Complex Gallery and Gallery 1988.

And as usual, what we’re listing in today’s Hgg is only just a fraction of what’s out there, so be sure to take a look around each of the respective online stores because there are a Ton of
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Here’s When You Can Expect To See Children Of The Corn: Runaway

There are currently two sequels to iconic horror franchises being held by Dimension Films. They are, of course, none other than Hellraiser: Judgment and Children of the Corn: Runaway.

While both projects were already in an uncertain state of development, their productions no doubt took a troublesome turn with the whole Harvey Weinstein debacle. But now we’ve received a new update on the latter thanks to actress Marci Miller. According to her, we should expect to see the pic, in which Miller plays main character Ruth, in February/March 2018 – though she wouldn’t get anymore specific than that.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the film, here’s the official plot synopsis:

“Runaway tells the story of a young woman named Ruth, who finds herself pregnant after escaping a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. Ruth struggles to spare her son the horrors of her childhood while trying to outrun her past.
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Children Of The Corn (1984) The Arrow Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Stephen King films can be a mixed bag. For every really good film adaptation (Carrie; The Shining; Misery) there’s a bad one (Maximum Overdrive; Graveyard Shift; The Dark Tower). There are also a whole slew of Stephen King films that fall somewhere in the middle. I think Children of the Corn is one of the films that falls squarely in the middle of the pack.

There are some real strengths in the film. It has some genuine star quality, with soon-to-be action star Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and TV heartthrob Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) starring as married couple Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a town filled only with murderous, brainwashed children. The children are led by Isaac (John Franklin), who has a direct connection with an evil entity the children worship called He Who Walks Behind the Rows, and Malachai (Courtney Gains), Isaac’s mean-spirited enforcer.
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Exclusive Look at the Vinyl Master Lacquer Cutting of the Goblin LP for New Book Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin

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A new retrospective book on artist "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin is reason enough for celebration, but 1984 Publishing is giving horror fans who order the signed hardcover version even more to enjoy: a 12-inch Goblin vinyl featuring freshly remastered live performances of their music from Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead. Beginning today around 1:00pm Et, horror fans can pre-order this limited edition book/vinyl set, and we've been provided with an exclusive look at the cutting of the vinyl master lacquer.

Below, you can see the Goblin vinyl's master lacquer being cut by Well Made Music's Dave Polster on a vinyl record cutting lathe from 1974—one of only 100 operational ones in the entire world.

Priced at $39.95, the book/vinyl will be available as a "stained glass" transparent blue (limited to 300) and a "stained glass" transparent red (limited to 200).

To learn more, keep an eye on 1984 Publishing's official site and read
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10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues

10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues
Many fans use the whole month of October to celebrate Halloween and the horror genre in general, leading up to October 31, but now that All Hallows Eve has come and gone, the post-Halloween blues may be starting to sink in. Some simply cannot wait another full year to celebrate the genre that they love, and why should they? Horror is not simply limited to Halloween, it's an equal opportunity genre, and there's simply no reason to stop celebrating now that it's November. With that in mind, we'd like to present the top 10 Stephen King movies you should watch, to get out of your post-Halloween funk.

Why Stephen King? Aside from the fact that the author is a certified legend, and there shouldn't even need to be a reason, the author's work is in the midst of an amazing revival. His new adaptations such as It, Netflix's Gerald's Game
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Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin Retrospective Book Coming in 2018 from 1984 Publishing

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For years we've been proud to share "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin's artwork with Daily Dead readers. From the Universal Monsters to Scream and independent films, artist Gary Pullin has given horror fans new ways to enjoy their personal favorites. It's fitting, then, that Pullin's now prolific career as an artist will be covered in Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, a new retrospective hardcover featuring eye-popping images of Pullin's art and the fascinating stories behind his wonderful work.

Written by April Snellings and available in several deluxe versions and a standard edition, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin is slated for a May 8th release from 1984 Publishing, and you can get an idea of what to expect in the official press release and images below:

Press Release: Cleveland, Oh—On Friday, November 8, the Cleveland, Ohio-based 1984 Publishing will begin taking pre-orders for both the regular and deluxe version of its fifth book,
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‘House by the Lake’ Review

Stars: James Callis, Anne Dudek, Amiah Miller, Natasha Bassett, Michael Bowen | Written by Josh Burnell | Directed by Adam Gierasch

Despite his output being less than prolific, I’ve been a huge fan of director Adam Gierasch for years – ever since I saw Autopsy and his stellar remake of Night of the Demons (one of the “good” remakes, even though the original is a stone-cold classic). House by the Lake is only his third feature since those films, though he was a part of the portmanteau Tales of Halloween in 2015. Surprisingly, unlike the rest of his oeuvre this film is the first Gierasch has directed that he hasn’t written – and it shows. House by the Lake is unlike any of his other films; feeling very much like a low-budget family drama instead of the usual balls to the wall horror Gierasch is associated with.

Scott and Karen pack up their
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Thinner

Rebecca Lea Oct 30, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King find us at Thinner, starring Robert John Burke...

The film: Morbidly obese and deeply unpleasant lawyer Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) runs over an old gypsy woman with his car, distracted by his wife Heidi (Lucinda Jenney) who is doing something rather rude to him. His ties to the local law enforcement, Judge Cary Rossington (John Horton) and Chief of Police Duncan Hopley (Daniel von Bargen), means the case is dismissed before it gets to court. However, the old woman’s father (Michael Constantine) has a different kind of justice in mind. He curses Halleck with the word ‘thinner’ and soon, Halleck begins to lose weight at a dangerous and ever-increasing rate.

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Thinner is one of the books written under Stephen King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, and it has the
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Children Of The Corn IV: The Gathering

Rebecca Lea Oct 23, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King arrive at Children Of The Corn IV, starring Naomi Watts...

The film: Grace (Naomi Watts) has returned to her hometown in Nebraska to take care of her mother, June (Karen Black), who is suffering from agoraphobia. Unfortunately, she’s not the only person returning to Grand Island, as something evil is once again lurking in the cornfields. This time, it’s Josiah, a gifted preacher whose growth was stunted by his guardians in order to keep his powers intact and later buried alive by the town when he murdered his guardians. When the children of Grand Island, including Grace’s siblings, become sick with a mysterious fever and fall under the spell of the returning preacher who is ready to take back an earthly form.

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The Snowman: its director explains what went wrong

Simon Brew Oct 19, 2017

The Snowman arrived in cinemas in pretty odd shape. It director, Tomas Alfredson, has been explaining why...

With the people involved in the new screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s book The Snowman, it was something of a surprise that the film itself was so muddled. Michael Fassbender stars in the film, that’s directed by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s Tomas Alfredson. The movie has received poor reviews, though, and Alfredson has given an interview to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation where he explains what went wrong.

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Bottom line: he didn’t get to shoot 10-15% of the film’s script, because of how quickly the film got started.

Alfredson was hired to direct when Martin Scorsese switched to being executive producer. And Alfredson said “it happened very abruptly. Suddenly we got notice that we
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Arrow Now – Episode 1 – Best Arrow Releases, History of Arrow, and Pulse

Dave Eves joins for the first exploration of Arrow Video. We borrow the format of Criterion Now, but we get deeper into the label, talking about the history, the Us launch, recent and upcoming releases, and how we purchase the discs. We also talk about some of our favorite releases, and share the results from the poll. We also explore this year’s release of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse in a little more detail. This show will continue periodically as we have some titles to talk about.

Episode Notes

6:50 – All About Arrow Video

41:30 – Our Favorite Arrow Releases

58:00 – Recent and Upcoming Releases

1:10:30 – Pulse

1:19:00 – Short Takes (Hell Comes to Frogtown, Children of the Corn)

Episode Links Arrow Films Arrow Academy Second Run Films Arrow USA – Indiegogo Blu-Ray.com – The Official Arrow Video Thread Blu-Ray.com – Arrow Video Us Discussion Thread Arrow Video Deck blog Facebook
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Dead Space 2: designer reveals its huge budget and low sales

Matthew Byrd Oct 19, 2017

A lot of money was spent promoting Dead Space 2, but it didn't seem to have much of an impact, if a new report's anything to go by...

Following news that EA had decided to shut down developer Visceral Games, new information has appeared which suggests that the studio's financial woes may stretch all the way back to the development of Dead Space 2.

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Former Visceral level designer Zach Wilson took to Twitter and revealed that Dead Space 2 cost about $60 million to produce. Despite the costs, the game only sold around 4 million copies. 

Wilson also noted that EA was "merciless" when it came to their spending on Dead Space 2. Wilson hinted that a large chunk of that money went towards the game's promotion which may have severely cut into the eventual profits from the sequel's seemingly respectable sales figures.
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Dead Space developer Visceral to close

Matthew Byrd Oct 19, 2017

It was making a Star Wars game and was famous for Dead Space, yet EA is to close Visceral, it's announced...

In a stunning move, EA has announced that they have decided to shut down developer Visceral Games.

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It's not clear exactly why EA decided to shutter the studio. However, EA did release a statement regarding the future development of Visceral's high-profile Star Wars game.

“Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe,” said EA's Patrick Söderlund. "In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become
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Corn, rats and murder make 1922 ‘a Stephen King all star game’

The fifth Stephen King adaptation since the Summer comes to Netflix Friday. Attendees at the Screamfest horror film festival in Hollywood got an early peek at 1922. Star Thomas Jane joined writer/director Zak Hilditch for a Q&A following the film. Jane plays Wilfred James, a man confessing his crimes alone in a hotel room. Back in 1922, he conspired to murder his wife (Molly Parker) to keep her from leaving him and selling her share of the farm. With vast cornfields (Children of the Corn), rats (Graveyard Shift) and murder (every Stephen King story), 1922 seemed like a goldmine to...read more
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Children Of The Corn III: Urban Harvest

Rebecca Lea Oct 16, 2017

The third Children Of The Corn movie is a step up, and a really fun movie...

The film: After the disappearance of their father, brothers Eli (Daniel Cerny) and Joshua (Ron Melendez), are adopted by a Chicago couple, William (Jim Metzler) and Amanda (Nancy Lee Grahn). The brothers are from Gatlin, Nebraska and are used to more conservative ways, but slowly Joshua acclimatises to his new environment. However, Eli is less keen to shed the religion of He Who Walks Behind The Rows and begins scheming to lure in his fellow students with his magic brainwashing corn.

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You would think that the adoption going drastically wrong in Children Of The Corn II: The [Not So] Final Sacrifice would put people off taking in weird kids from Gatlin, but here we are. Children Of The Corn III: Urban Harvest
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10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies

10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies
We all have to start somewhere, right? Despite its history of cinema classics and major box office success, the horror genre is often maligned as somehow less worthy of respect than other types of films. For whatever reason, it's not as easy to get an A-list actor to headline a horror movie as it should be. But beggars can't be choosers. Plenty of Oscar-nomintaed thespians had no problem making horror flicks on the way up. Today, we're looking at 10 future A-List actors who made horror movies before they became big time celebrities.

Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger

There may be no greater example of the phenomenon we're talking about here than the fourth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, which starred two future A-list actors and is demonstrative of the shrewd and cynical strategies of Hollywood. In 1994, relative unknowns Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger had already been in Dazed and Confused
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

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Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that?
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne

Rebecca Lea Oct 9, 2017

Dolores Claiborne is one of the more underrated Stephen King screen adaptations. Here, we take a look back...

The film: Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) is found looming with a rolling pin over her employer, Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt), a frail old woman who has just taken an eventually fatal tumble down the stairs. Detective Mackey (Christopher Plummer) is determined that Dolores is guilty, just as he is certain that Dolores was guilty of murdering her abusive husband (David Strathairn), whose death was ruled accidental, nearly twenty years previously. On discovering her mother’s arrest, Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh) returns to her childhood home and the scene of many traumatic memories for both her and Dolores.

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