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It's still celebrated for many reasons—the iconic "spider head," the nerve-wracking copper wire test, the eclectic characters, and the isolation and paranoia that they feel—and with June 25th marking 35 years since John Carpenter's The Thing hit theaters, the Corpse Club thought it was the perfect time to discuss the seminal 1982 remake on the latest episode of Daily Dead's new podcast.
Titled "35 Years of John Carpenter's The Thing," episode 5 of Corpse Club features co-hosts Heather Wixson, Patrick Bromley, Scott Drebit, and Derek Anderson. This time around, the team discusses what they like (and even don't like) about John Carpenter's The Thing, the groundbreaking special effects by Rob Bottin, the movie's growing legacy since its initial release in theaters, and how the film ranks among some of the best remakes ever made.
Upcoming episodes of Corpse Club will continue to see a shakeup of the host lineup and format, featuring additional members of the Daily Dead team, as well as special guests from all corners of the horror entertainment world.
This is the beginning of a new era for Daily Dead, and we couldn't be more excited to share Corpse Club with our online community of passionate horror lovers!
You can listen to our fifth episode right now on iTunes, Google Play, and SoundCloud, and look for our next episode to awaken from its tomb soon!
Missed out on our first three episodes? The cemetery gate is always open. Come in (if you dare) and listen now: Corpse Club Episode 1: Welcome to the Corpse Club, Corpse Club Episode 2: The Past, Present, and Future of Alien, and Corpse Club Episode 3: "Horrigins" – A Nightmare On Elm Street, and Corpse Club Episode 4: Tom Cruise & Universal's Dark Universe.
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- Derek Anderson
It’s hard to believe that the Flashback Weekend horror convention in Chicago is already turning 15 years old, but Mike and Mia Kerz, the founders behind the long-running event, are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s show is a great experience for attendees, especially if you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series (and who isn’t, really?).
Horror legend Robert Englund headlines Flashback Weekend 2017, which runs from August 4th through the 6th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il, 60018), and during the convention he’ll be joined by numerous cast members from a handful of sequels and the original Nightmare, including Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Brooke Theiss, Joann Willette, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Toy Newkirk, Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, and many more.
Other notable guests for this year’s Flashback include genre icon Lance Henriksen, as well as Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca from The Boondock Saints, both Curtis Armstrong and Donald Gibb of Revenge of the Nerds fame, Lew Temple, and horror host extraordinaire, Svengoolie, will also be back to host the annual Sinister Visions costume contest like only Berwyn’s finest can.
For the entire lowdown on the 2017 Flashback Weekend guests and events announced so far, read on for more information from the official press release below. And for details on how to get your tickets and attend this year’s Nightmare on Elm Street blowout, check out the Fbw site Here.
series reunion at the 15th Anniversary of Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con on August 4-6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Il.
In addition to Robert Englund, the “Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise reunion will feature celebrity guests from each of the eight Elm Street films including Heather Langenkamp (Elm Street 1, 3, & 7), Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley (Elm Street 1), Joann Willette (Elm Street 2), Lisa Wilcox (Elm Street 4 & 5), Brooke Bundy ( Elm St 3 & 4), Tuesday Knight (Elm St 4), Danny Hassel (Elm St 4 & 5), Brooke Theiss (Elm St 4), Andras Jones ( Elm St 4), Toy Newkirk (Elm St 4), Kelly Jo Minter (Elm St 5), Ricky Dean Logan (Elm St 6), Ken Kirzinger (Jason from Freddy Vs. Jason), Katharine Isabelle (Freddy Vs. Jason), and Jesse Hutch (Freddy Vs. Jason).
Other major guests include the legendary Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”, “Near Dark”) and pop culture icons Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca (“The Boondock Saints”), Curtis Armstrong (“Booger”) and Don Gibb (“Ogre”) from “Revenge Of The Nerds”, Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, “The Devil’S Rejects”), with more guests to be announced.
Special events include a giant screen outdoor movie showing of “Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988) introduced by Robert Englund and the Elm Street 4 cast. Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz) will host the annual Sinister Visions Costume contest. Special parties each evening including a Costume Contest with prizes and celebrity guest appearances, and a wild party featuring illusionist Ron Fitzgerald and Burlesque.
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con also features a huge vendor’s room, celebrity guest panels, and screenings throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale. For additional details, visit www.flashbackweekend.com
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- Heather Wixson
Horror legend Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) headlines a major A Nightmare On Elm Street series reunion featuring celebrity guests from each of the eight Elm Street films including Heather Langenkamp (Elm Street 1, 3, & 7), Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley (Elm Street 1), Joann Willette (Elm Street 2), Lisa Wilcox (Elm Street 4 & 5), […] »
- Brad Miska
Ahmanet has awakened from her tomb to wreak havoc on the big screen, and with Tom Cruise recently resurrecting The Mummy to kick off Universal's new interconnected Dark Universe of their classic monsters, we thought it was the perfect time to discuss the actor's previous work in the horror genre, his new take on The Mummy, our hopes for the Dark Universe, and our favorite Universal Monster movies, all in the newest episode of the Corpse Club podcast.
Titled "Tom Cruise & Universal's Dark Universe," episode 4 of Corpse Club features co-hosts Heather Wixson, Patrick Bromley, Scott Drebit, and Jonathan James. Upcoming episodes of Corpse Club will continue to see a shakeup of the host lineup and format, featuring additional members of the Daily Dead team, as well as special guests from all corners of the horror entertainment world.
This is the beginning of a new era for Daily Dead, and we »
- Derek Anderson
France-based artists Patrick Massobrio and Nan take the long forgotten VHS tape and breathe new life (or death) into them. Long before Netflix, streaming, and even DVDs, there was the VHS tape, which are now sitting in landfills by the tons or at the thrift store. The bulky tapes didn't offer much in the way of fidelity, but they were a tangible item to hold in your hand to see the cover art and read the synopsis of the movie. It didn't take long for the smaller DVD, promising crisp visuals and unparalleled sonic capabilities, to wipe the VHS completely out of favor.
But now Massobrio and Nan have taken the VHS tape and repurposed it as a canvas for their art. Massobrio takes the tapes and paints iconic horror villains and other movie characters on to the tape, utilizing the guideposts as eyes for his renditions. He then affixes »
If you’re into heavy metal, werewolves, and are a fan of A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Heather Langenkamp, have I got a short film for you! Allow me to introduce you to Road Trash, the upcoming short from producer Natasha… Continue Reading →
The post Road Trash is a Short Film Featuring a Werewolf, Metal, and Heather Langenkamp appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Ever since we decided to launch Corpse Club, we've looked forward to mixing things up with different host lineups and themed episodes to provide listeners with a wide range of topics, formats, and candid conversations. That's why, for our third episode, we're excited to unleash the first installment of "Horrigins," a new monthly spinoff that takes a look at the origins of key figures and franchises in horror. First up are the films featuring the boogeyman himself, Freddy Krueger, as two members of the Corpse Club descend into the dreamy depths of Springwood to discuss the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
A special installment featuring co-hosts Patrick Bromley and Heather Wixson, Corpse Club Episode 3 is titled “Horrigins – A Nightmare on Elm Street." The Corpse Club duo discuss their first experiences with A Nightmare on Elm Street, the enduring appeal of Wes Craven's classic 1984 horror film, how the franchise's »
- Derek Anderson
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Scary films and monster movies are not only meant for the month of October, and this summer’s selection is proof – It, Annabelle: Creation, It Comes At Night and The Mummy.
The evolution of creature technology and the fundamental role technology have played a huge part in shaping monster movies.
From the evolution of creature technology beginning with King Kong (1933), Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954), Horror Of Dracula (1958), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Planet Of The Apes (1968), The Exorcist (1973), An American Werewolf In London (1981) and Aliens (1986) through the digital age of Jurassic Park (1993), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and King Kong (2005), audiences love the monsters that grace the silver screen.
In honor of Universal’s The Mummy, opening in theaters this Friday June 9th, we decided to look back at one of our lists of those creepy, loveable characters that fill our dreams and »
- Movie Geeks
If you enjoyed Scott Drebit's recent It Came From the Tube column on Wes Craven's Summer of Fear, then you'll be pleased to know that Music Box Films' Doppelgänger Releasing has announced a Collector's Edition Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release for the 1978 TV movie, with plans to unleash the movie's dark magic sometime this summer.
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on this home media release, including the cover art and release date, and check out the official press release for more details:
Press Release: Chicago, Il (June 1, 2017) – In the early Seventies, he convinced us that The Hills Have Eyes…In the Eighties, he plunged audiences into A Nightmare on Elm Street…In the Nineties, he made audiences Scream…
- Derek Anderson
While it may not be quite the pop culture phenomenon that other franchises like, say, Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street have been, the fact remains that the Amityville series is one of the most sequel-ized in the horror genre. Seriously, it puts even Leprechaun to shame – by far – when it comes to the sheer amount of followups barely anyone knew even existed.
Perhaps part of the problem can be attributed to the fact that the franchise can’t decide whether it wants to debut its installments in theaters first or be a champion of the direct-to-video market. You’d have thought things were back on track after Ryan Reynolds starred in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, but no dice. Maybe such inconsistency contributed to Amityville: The Awakening seemingly hitting one roadblock after roadblock.
Originally shot way back in 2014, the haunted house flick has unfortunately had to endure several delays, »
- Eric Joseph
Karen Mitchell of Sugarlicious Cakes is back and this time she’s coming for you sweet tooth in your dreams! The baker extraordinaire has posted photos of a Freddy Krueger (of A Nightmare on Elm Street fame) cake that looks pretty… Continue Reading →
The post Have Sweet Dreams and an Even Sweeter Cake With This Freddy Krueger Treat appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
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When longtime comic book collectors fondly reminisce the 1990’s, something that may very well come up is that of WildStorm. Serving as a testament to the prolific career of the legendary Jim Lee, the imprint was actually started while he was still working at Image – a company he co-founded, mind you – before becoming a part of DC in 1999.
In short order, the label enthralled readers with original properties such as WildCATs, Stormwatch and The Authority. Or, if that didn’t do it for you, perhaps you dug their A Nightmare on Elm Street or Resident Evil tie-ins, the latter of which was especially meaningful to me because it was one of the survival horror franchise’s first ventures outside of the video game medium.
But, as you know, all good things must come »
- Eric Joseph
Matt Edwards May 19, 2017
As season 5 of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs in the UK, Matt salutes the terrific penultimate run...
Earlier this year Nickelodeon announced that they would be launching a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon in 2018. Normally, this would be good news. However, in this instance, it served as confirmation that the current cartoon, the 2012 computer animated series we’ve come to refer to as 'Nick Turtles', would be finishing with its fifth season. And as much as we’re excited for a fresh take on the material, this current version is one of the best takes on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to date.
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Women in Horror Film Festival showcases the wonderfully talented female voices in my favorite (and your favorite) film genre, horror. The festival directors have announced that Jen and Sylvia Soska have joined an already rad lineup of appearances, and in today's Horror Highlights is a new clip from The Black Room and a trailer for 4/20 Massacre.
The Soska Sisters to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival: Press Release: "Festival Directors and horror filmmakers Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright are thrilled to welcome some amazing guests, panelists and guest judges to the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival! Guest judges and panelists Marianne Maddalena (Producer of Scream 1,2,3 & 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left), Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street). A panel with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Hellevator, American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Appearances by Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People) and Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead, »
- Tamika Jones
Most people tend to shun remakes of any variety, but horror remakes in particular get a lot of guff. It's understandable in a lot of ways, particularly since we're coming off a decade riddled with ill-conceived projects like The Fog, One Missed Call, Pulse, When a Stranger Calls and A Nightmare on Elm Street. But when a remake is in the right artistic hands, you can get something all-time great. Granted, it doesn't happen all that often, but we will will always keep some small flame...
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Most people tend to shun remakes of any variety, but horror remakes in particular get a lot of guff. It's understandable in a lot of ways, particularly since we're coming off of a decade riddled with ill-conceived projects like The Fog, One Missed Call, Pulse, When A Stranger Calls and A Nightmare on Elm Street. But when a remake is in the right artistic hands, you can get something all time great. Granted, it doesn't happen all that often, but we will will always keep some small flame of optimism burning thanks to successful remakes like The Fly, The Blob and The Thing. Hopefully soon we can add Suspiria to that list. Nobody is really clamoring for a remake of Dario Argento's iconic 1977 horror movie about murder at a prestigious ballet academy. That's why...
- Peter Hall
When I think of amazing horror posters, one of my go-to examples is always going to be the A Nightmare on Elm Street series and the artwork of Matthew Peak. His work on the first five films of that franchise… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
Dead Awake, 2016.
Directed by Phillip Guzman.
After her estranged sister Beth dies suddenly while suffering from sleep paralysis, Kate is plagued with guilt after dismissing her initial claims that she was being regularly haunted in her sleep by a sinister force that kept threatening to kill her. After experiencing the same paralysis that killed her sister, Kate begins to look deeper into the world of sleep paralysis and the supernatural, coming up against a demonic entity that feeds on its victims fear and always strikes them as they hover between the world of the waking and the sleeping.
We all love to sleep, don’t we? There is nothing better in this world than coming home from a hard day’s toil and collapsing into a comfy bed for a lovely quiet night of shut-eye. However, imagine »
- Graeme Robertson
How the Nightmare franchise kept things real even at its silliest. A Nightmare on Elm Street is the franchise with possibly the steepest sequel cliff of any of its contemporaries. The first was a classic, the second was clumsy but interesting, and the third was arguably as good as the original, but then…4…5…and 6 happened. The […]
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- Brian Salisbury
Check out this cool poster for Seed 2 director Marcel Walz’s forthcoming remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast, which stars genre veterans Robert Rusler (Nightmare on Elm St. 2), Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6), and Sophie Monk (The Hills Run Red).
Blood Feast will make its Us debut on June 23rd.
Fuad Ramses (Robert Rusler – A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Vamp, Tales of Halloween) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar. He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms. »
- Phil Wheat
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