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Freddy Will Join Jason Statue Hidden at Bottom of Minnesota Dive Spot

It was reported a few weeks ago that swimmers in a famous Minnesota dive spot were getting an unexpected scare when stumbling upon a Jason Voorhees statue at about 120 feet deep. Statue creator, Doug Klein, is now setting his eyes on adding Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street into the mix. It was believed that the Jason statue was at the bottom of one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, but he's actually at the bottom of the state-owned mine pit Louise, which is used for recreational diving and teaching.

The Louise diving site has a lot more than just Doug Klein's tribute to Friday the 13th. Over the years, people have gone down to add plastic skeletons doing various acts including riding a bike and helming a pirate ship. Others have added mermaid tales as well as writing messages on some of the pipes. However, at 120 feet, where only the most experienced divers end up,
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New A Nightmare On Elm Street Documentary Hits The Web

Do you still watch episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares on VHS? Are you one of the few that actually saw A Nightmare on Elm Street through to the end on either Nes or Commodore 64? Or, do you happen to have the board game still lying around in your closet? If you answered “yes” to any of those, well, you may want to check out what we’re here to discuss today.

Now, you may already be familiar with Never Sleep Again, which is widely regarded to be the definitive Elm Street documentary, but its 240-minute running time doesn’t quite lend itself to what you’d consider appropriate for a bite-sized video to be viewed online. Furthermore, not everybody will always have the time to binge watch bonus features included on various Blu-ray sets on the weekend.

But, thanks to Demented Pictures, we have this new, truncated view of one
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Jigsaw: where does the Saw franchise go from here?

Ryan Lambie Mar 2, 2018

As Jigsaw lands on disc in the UK, we look at how the Saw franchise shifted from its roots, and where it goes from here...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for the Saw movies.

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He's quite the renaissance man, John Kramer. Also known as the Jigsaw Killer, he's a master of engineering, miraculously good at time management, and a savant when it comes to predicting human behaviour. In short, he's the all-knowing Dungeon Master of the Saw franchise. Even death can't halt Kramer's murderous antics; in the later films in the series, a bunch of acolytes took up the reigns and staged the torturous locked-room challenges for him.

A genius though Kramer is (or was), there's one thing he couldn't control,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

What’s the sign of a good horror sequel? Is it adherence to the things that made the original work? Is it branching off in a new direction while still paying respect? Or is it having a rockabilly-quoting Greaser (big G) with a drill attached to the end of his guitar killing every pastel wearing teen in his wake? The answer is possibly all three, but today we’ll focus on the last one with Slumber Party Massacre II (1987), Deborah Brock’s ridiculously fun (and delightfully odd) follow up to Amy Holden Jones’ cult classic.

Released by Roger Corman’s then imprint Concorde Pictures in March followed by a video release in September, Spm II is essentially an updated Beach Blanket Bingo movie dipped in A Nightmare on Elm Street and rolled around in sprinkles of Saved by the Bell. You know same old, same old.

Remember little Courtney from the original film?
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Arrow Video’s May Blu-ray Releases Include The Bloodthirsty Trilogy and Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left

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It may still be winter in many parts of the world, but Arrow Video is already taking a bite out of spring with the reveal of their May Us Blu-ray releases, including Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left and The Bloodthirsty Trilogy, a collection of 1970s Japanese vampire movies that cult film lovers will want to start making space for on their home media shelves.

The Last House on the Left Blu-ray: "New UK/Us Title: The Last House on the Left (Blu-ray)

Justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2onJ2h8

Pre-order in the UK via HMV: http://bit.ly/2CgCBG7

Pre-order in the UK via Zavvi: http://bit.ly/2CghHHh

Pre-order in the Us via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.
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Ash Vs Evil Dead season 3: Dana DeLorenzo interview

Duncan Bowles Feb 26, 2018

We chatted to Ash Vs Evil Dead's Kelly, aka Dana DeLorenzo, about what to expect in season three...

Spoilers ahead if you're not up to date and one for the pilot episode if you've been avoiding the trailers.

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While chatting with Dana DeLorenzo about the return of Kelly Maxwell in the third season of Starz' insanely entertaining splatterfest Ash Vs Evil Dead, she hands down won the title of the most enthusiastic, generous interviewee I've ever spoken to.

The prospect of talking all things Deadite was already exciting, but nothing could have prepared me for how passionate DeLorenzo is about her work on the show. (Little did she know, but the first person I ever interviewed for
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Blu-ray Review – Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw, 2017.

Directed by Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig.

Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black, and Mandela Van Peebles.


A series of grisly murders point to Jigsaw killer John Kramer as the suspect but he has been dead for 10 years… hasn’t he?

So with the inevitability that comes when one of your franchise movies has the subtitle ‘The Final Chapter’, the Saw franchise is resurrected to continue into a new era of horror movies, only this time under the guise of Jigsaw, just to let you know that – box office receipts depending – this is not just a continuation of the horror franchise that defined the 2000s but a new take on what is now regarded as a classic series that we can look back upon with the same nostalgic affection that we give Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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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

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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."

If you're looking for
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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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