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Candid Halloween Set Pic Teases The Next Generation Of Strodes

Though Hollywood’s horror genre has played host to a great number of scream queens (or ‘final girls’, if we’re sticking to the unofficial term) over the years, they all owe a debt to Laurie Strode.

So whereas Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) gripped viewers with her desperate fight for survival in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) experienced A Nightmare on Elm Street, there’s always been something special about Jamie Lee Curtis, whose Laurie Strode crossed paths with Michael Myers (Aka The Shape) and lived to tell the tale.

That was in 1978. But now, as we approach Halloween‘s 40th anniversary, director David Gordon Green is about to introduce a new generation of scream queens in Judy Greer (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Andi Matichak, who have signed on to play Karen and Allyson Strode, respectively.

The latter will be the granddaughter of Laurie Strode,
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Watch the Vampiric, Neon-Soaked Music Video for Muse’s New Song Thought Contagion

If you read my favorites of 2017 list, then you know I'm head over horror-loving heels for the band Muse. I was thrilled and chilled by their sci-fi-infused 2017 music video for "Dig Down" and their 2016 ode to Elvira with a stylish cover of The Cramps' "New Kind of Kick." Today, Muse unveiled their most horror-themed project yet with their music video for their new song "Thought Contagion," and it's already safe to say that this video should be added to Halloween 2018 playlists.

Bathed in ’80s-esque neon lights, the music video for "Thought Contagion" blends elements of A Nightmare on Elm Street (particularly Dream Warriors), Stranger Things, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Fangs, extra long fingernails, and eerie glowing eyes highlight this Lance Drake-directed experience that takes a bite out of ’80s nostalgia while injecting it with a dose of the dystopian futuristic style of "Dig Down."

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Meryl Streep in ‘Music of the Heart’: A look back at her 12th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Music of the Heart’: A look back at her 12th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 12 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In 1977, while Meryl Streep was making her big screen debut with a small role in Fred Zinnemann‘s Oscar-winning “Julia,” young filmmaker Wes Craven was scaring the pants off moviegoers with his X-rated horror flick “The Hills Have Eyes.”

Seven years later, in 1984, Streep already had two Oscars under her belt, yet was putting fans to sleep with the tedious Robert De Niro romance “Falling in Love.” Meanwhile, Craven was at last breaking down the door into mainstream cinema, with his “A Nightmare on Elm Street” proving a sleeper hit and making burnt serial killer Freddy Krueger a household name.

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Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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Over ten years after Scott Glosserman introduced horror fans to a new name to fear in slasher cinema, Scream Factory is bringing Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon home like never before on a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray this March, and we now have a look at the full list of special features, including several new interviews:

Press Release: You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher, in the cult favorite Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Available as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray March 27th, 2018 from Scream Factory, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon comes loaded with bonus features, including interviews with actors Angela Goethals, Ben Pace and co-writer/co-producer David Stieve, an audio commentary with co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, moderated by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch, an audio commentary with Nathan Baesel,
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Killed by Death

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Before you ask: Yes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 18 reminds me of A Nightmare on Elm Street. I see Freddy Krueger every time the Der Kindestod appears on screen. (I clearly watch too many horror movies.)

I enjoy "Killed by Death" as a guilty pleasure hour. It was a nice break from the Angelus drama and we got a new enemy that played off some iconic fairytale themes, like the Boogeyman. Still, I can see why not everyone likes it.

Are you a fan? Let's chat it out as we rewatch "Killed by Death."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 18 featured a first that we didn't see often throughout the series. In this case, Buffy was sick. Not 'sick' as in healing from a fighting injury but she had a case of the flu.

If this were any other show, a sick character would be common and arbitrary. However,
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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Pet Sematary and The Slumber Party Massacre on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

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"Sometimes, dead is better..." On a new episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, the Corpse Club co-hosts celebrate Women in Horror Month by looking back on two of the most beloved ’80s horror movies directed by women.

In episode 37 of Daily Dead's podcast, co-hosts Heather Wixson, Patrick Bromley, and Scott Drebit kick off their Women in Horror Month celebration by discussing Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary, Amy Holden JonesThe Slumber Party Massacre, and several other ’80s horror movies directed by women. In addition to ’80s female directors, the co-hosts discuss influential actresses from the ’80s and what made their performances so iconic in movies such as Aliens and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

You can listen to the 37th episode of Corpse Club right now on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn, and look for our next episode to be summoned soon!

As a special treat for Daily Dead readers,
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January 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Gothic, Class Of 1999, The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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January’s genre-related home entertainment releases are ending on a somewhat quiet note, as there are only seven titles making their arrival this week. That being said, this cinematic septet of Blu-rays and DVDs make for a truly fantastic assortment of films, including the Vestron Video Collector’s Series editions of both Class of 1999 and Gothic, as well as stunning special editions for both Re-Animator and the original The Hills Have Eyes.

Other notable movies heading home on January 30th are Hack-o-Lantern, Lucifer’s Women, and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.

Class of 1999: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)

Robots who have been programmed to teach and discipline students in a violence-prone school turn homicidal, and the students must fight back to save their lives.

Special Features:

- Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Mark L. Lester

- Interviews with Director/Producer Mark L. Lester and Co-Producer
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Brett Dejager talks ‘Bonejangles’

Bonejangles is new horror comedy (review here) from director Brett Dejager, which was selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Saturday 27th January. I got chance to ask Brett a few questions about his influences, taking on the role of creating a new immortal killer in Bonejangles and working with horror legends Elissa Dowling and Reggie Bannister.

What can we expect from the film Bonejangles?

If there is anything from Bonejangles that horror fans can expect it’s that you will leave the theatre wondering when Bonejangles II will be available! Ha ha, but in all seriousness, Bonejangles is about having fun and making the experience of watching movies fun again. I believe it has a nice balance of slasher and comedy. We took the production of Bonejangles very serious but had a lot of fun with the characters and storyline. So far Bonejangles has been well received
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Saw Mainstay Tobin Bell Has No Interest Of Jigsaw Crossing Paths With Another Horror Mascot

Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, Godzilla vs. Kong, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice…the list of big-name movie crossovers is as long as it is diverse, but the chances of Jigsaw crossing paths with another horror mascot are slim to none.

That’s according to the man behind the killer, Tobin Bell, who sat down with ComicBook.com to discuss John Kramer’s second coming. It wasn’t exactly an instant classic, but Michael and Peter Spierig’s Jigsaw was still a fairly competent expansion of the Saw saga, and though Lionsgate is said to be kicking around ideas for a bona fide follow-up, the idea of Kramer wandering over into another franchise – be it Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street – is ostensibly off the table.

Via Cb:

This question comes up because people are fascinated by Freddy Krueger and, you know, the chainsaw guy,
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Dead By Daylight: next expansion based on the Saw franchise

Matthew Byrd Jan 25, 2018

Slasher simulator Dead By Daylight has a new expansion on the way, based on the devilish traps of the Saw franchise...

Dead By Daylight continues its unofficial push towards becoming the ultimate slasher movie simulator with this new trailer that confirms the next Dead By Daylight content release will be based on the Saw films. 

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This upcoming expansion, officially referred to as The Saw Chapter, adds The Pig as the game's newest killer. As Saw fans know, The Pig is actually Jigsaw's apprentice, Amanda Young

Playing as The Pig will require you to utilize unique strategies that touch upon the style of the Saw films. For instance, The Pig will have access to several "reverse bear traps" that can ruin a survivor's day in a hurry. This new killer will also be able to utilize a trick
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Eve Oliver talks ‘Mask of Thorn’

Mask of Thorn is a throwback to the classic 80 slashers from writer and director Mj Dixon, which was been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask actress Eve Oliver about what audiences can expect from Mask of Thorn, working on set and what makes the film stand out in the slasher genre.

What can audiences expect from Mask of Thorn?

It’s great fun! You can expect lots of blood and without wanting to give away too much, there are some really creative and gruesome deaths! It’s a slasher movie set in the late 80’s and we follow a group of teenagers as they break into their school at night to have a surprise party, and as it goes with all good slasher movies, the group gets separated and they realise there is a serial killer is on the loose!
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The Pig Mask & Reverse Bear Trap Coming to Dead By Daylight Video Game in New Saw Chapter

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Last Halloween season, the Dead by Daylight video game made dreams come true for horror fans when it added Freddy Krueger to its cast of killer characters, and beginning January 24th, they'll be playing a deadly game with a new Saw chapter that features the iconic pig mask, a new survivor, and reverse bear traps aplenty.

You can watch the trailer for the new Saw chapter below, and gamers with Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 can enjoy the latest addition starting January 24th.

For those unfamiliar with Behaviour Interactive's Dead by Daylight, the Starbreeze Studios video game allows you to play as a killer stalking survivors and trying to murder them one by one, or as a survivor fighting to see another day.

In addition to the Saw chapter, other Dead by Daylight add-on chapters have included Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Are you excited for the new Saw Dlc?
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Robert Englund Discusses a Dangerous Game in Exclusive Clip from The Midnight Man

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In past movies when Robert Englund emerged from the shadows, it usually meant certain doom for teenagers who called Elm Street home, but in our exclusive clip from The Midnight Man (out today from IFC Midnight), Englund's character could be the only hope for teenagers trapped in a deadly game featuring its own boogeyman.

Directed by Travis Zariwny, The Midnight Man stars Logan Creran, Robert Englund, Grayson Gabriel, Emily Haine, and Gabrielle Haugh. The new horror film is now in select theaters and on VOD platforms from IFC Midnight.

Watch horror icon Robert Englund in our exclusive clip from The Midnight Man below, and we also have the trailer and synopsis with full details on the new horror film. Will you be watching it this weekend?

Synopsis: "It was supposed to be just an urban legend… On a snowy night in her grandmother’s sprawling mansion, teenage Alex (Gabrielle Haugh
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Original Pennywise Makeup Artist Gives His Verdict On It

With an eye-watering $700 million in the bank and scores of incredible reviews to its name, It is now known as the little horror movie that could.

Joining Get Out and Split in the unofficial category of 2017 Sleeper Hits, New Line’s R-rated adaptation took the world by storm, and it’s a credit to everyone involved – from director Andy Muschietti to Bill Skarsgård, the man beneath the clown mask – that Pennywise sunk his teeth into the zeitgeist. Hell, one need only look to Sony Pictures and its own Slender Man movie for evidence of It‘s achievement. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the old saying goes.

But thanks to House of Tortured Souls (h/t Bloody Disgusting), Bart Mixon has delivered his own verdict of New Line’s horror masterclass. Who is Mixon, exactly? He’s the prolific makeup artist whose work includes A Nightmare on Elm Street and the original It.
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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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Bloody New Look at ‘Elm Street’ Star in ‘Triggered’ [Exclusive]

Bloody New Look at ‘Elm Street’ Star in ‘Triggered’ [Exclusive]
Amanda Wyss, who starred as Tina Gray in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, is featured in Cwm Entertainment’s wicked new horror-comedy, Triggered. The film follows a teenage social justice warrior who fakes an attack by a town serial killer and pays the price when the real killer comes after her. Here’s an exclusive first look […]
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Watch the Opening Scene From ‘The Midnight Man’ [Exclusive]

The next film from Cabin Fever remake director Travis Nicholas Zariwny (Travis Z) is the intriguing indie The Midnight Man, which reunites him with Cabin Fever producers Cassian Elwes and Frankie Lindquist. Horror icons Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) star in the indie film that follows a girl and her friends who play a game that summons […]
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Horrifying Pics For Hellraiser: Judgment Will Haunt Your Dreams

The steady, blood-red stream of Hellraiser: Judgment content continues today with Bloody Disgusting unveiling some creepy new stills from the forthcoming horror flick.

On paper, it’s the straight-to-video revival from Gary J. Tunnicliffe, who has been developing Judgment since as far back as 2015. Inspired by the works of Clive Barker, Tunnicliffe’s über-violent gorefest aims to resurrect the Cenobite Pinhead (Paul T. Taylor) in style, and maybe – just maybe – spawn a sequel of its own.

Before we get swept up by forward-thinking and speculation, though, Bloody Disgusting’s gallery is a puzzle box of sadomasochistic experiments, which, if nothing else, acts as living proof that Hellraiser: Judgment is four weeks away from making Event Horizon seem like a bright and breezy Disney movie.

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New Release Dates for Deadpool Sequel and The New Mutants

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While fans of the Merc with a Mouth will have two less weeks to wait to see Deadpool 2, horror fans looking forward to The New Mutants will have to wait nearly one year longer to see it on the big screen.

According to THR, 20th Century Fox is shaking up the release dates on their schedules by moving Deadpool 2 from June 1st to May 18th and The New Mutants from April 13th to February 22nd, 2019.

A horror film set in the X-Men cinematic universe, Boone's The New Mutants has paid tribute to A Nightmare on Elm Street on its poster, and its trailer featured more than a few scares among its cast of young superhero characters trying to control their burgeoning powers.

The cast for The New Mutants includes Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin aka Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie aka Cannonball,
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Hellraiser Judgement Coming to Blu-ray and DVD February 13th

Experience a terrifying new chapter in the legendary Hellraiser series when Hellraiser: Judgment arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand February 13 from Lionsgate. The tenth film in the classic horror series tells the story of three detectives as they struggle to solve a horrifying murder, but instead find themselves thrust into the depths of Pinhead’s hellacious landscape. Including horror icon Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare), and written and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Hansel & Gretel), the Hellraiser: Judgment Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

This trailer is so scary!:

The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and theJury await to pass judgment.
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