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October 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, 976-evil, The Hidden (1987), Jackals

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Happy October, gang! With the Halloween season now officially underway, we have an incredible day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to enjoy. Arrow Video has put together three stunning special edition sets for Children of the Corn, Don’t Torture A Duckling, and The Suspicious Death of A Minor, but we also have several other modern cult titles debuting as well, including Popcorn, 976-evil, and The Hidden.

For all you Charles Lee Ray enthusiasts out there, Cult of Chucky and the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection both come home on Tuesday, and Scream Factory is also releasing the recent indie horror thriller Jackals on Blu-ray.

Other notable home entertainment titles bowing on October 3rd include American Horror Story: Roanoke, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare, Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut, iZombie: The Complete Third Season, and Vampyr: Special Edition.
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Class of 1987: Frightning Strikes Twice – Celebrating House II: The Second Story with the Cast & Crew [Part 1]

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[Editor's Note: A version of this retrospective originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Deadly Magazine.] With House II: The Second Story, the vastly underrated sequel written and directed by Ethan Wiley (who also wrote the screenplay for the original House), New World Pictures introduced audiences to a whole new world filled with unexpected frights and adventures with an Old West twist. The sequel was released in late August of 1987 and took a decidedly left turn away from the more straightforward house of horrors style seen in Steve Miner’s original film, instead favoring a tone that was much more light-hearted, fun-spirited, and far more family friendly.

And while The Second Story did respectable business during its two-week theatrical run that summer and was also a profitable sequel for New World, House II isn’t a film that I feel gets nearly the love that it should. Case in point: Joshua Jackson’s character makes a comment about House II during the sequels discussion scene in Scream 2,
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Blu-ray Review – House: The Complete Collection

House: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Box Set

Directed by Steve Miner/Ethan Wiley/James Isaac/Lewis Abernathy.

Starring William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park-Lincoln, Amy Yasbeck, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Dean Cleverdon, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Terri Treas, Melissa Clayton, Scott Burkholder, Denny Dillon, Kane Hodder.

Synopsis:

1980s VHS rental hit House and its three sequels are brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a lavish box set from Arrow Video.

A hugely popular VHS rental back in the day, 1985s House is a film that was put together by a team of people that included producer Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th/The Last House on the Left), writer Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps/The Monster Squad), director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2/Halloween H20:
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‘Check Point’ VOD Review

Stars: Kenny Johnson, Bill Goldberg, Mindy Robinson, Tyler Mane, William Forsythe, Kane Hodder, Krista Grotte, Michelle Lee, Fred Williamson, Olga Safari, Ricky Harris | Written by Thomas J. Churchill, Aj Perez | Directed by Thomas J. Churchill

Apparently “inspired by true events” (or so the opening title card says), Check Point is the latest film from Thomas J. Churchill who – until now – has worked extensively in the horror genre. Here he not only brings his experience to the action movie genre, but also some acting talent too – the film features Jason Vorhees actor Kane Hodder and former Michael Myers, Tyler Mane, too! But that pair are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Check Point‘s cast: just look at the cast list above – it reads like a who’s who of genre talent. Old school performers William Forsythe and Fred Williamson share screen time with the likes of
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January 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Under The Shadow, Dead Of Winter

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For the second week of January, horror and sci-fi fans have another relatively quiet week of home entertainment releases to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory has given the underrated thriller Dead of Winter an HD overhaul on their upcoming Blu-ray, and Severin Films is resurrecting the cult classic The Survivor with a brand new 2K transfer.

Other releases for January 10th include Under the Shadow, B.C. Butcher, The Harrow, The Summoning, and the double feature Blu-ray of Crystal Lake Memories and Never Sleep Again.

Dead of Winter (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowell star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at
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Contest: Win Dead Of Winter on Blu-ray

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The opportunity of a lifetime could turn into a fight for survival in Dead of Winter. Co-starring Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowell, Dead of Winter hits home media in high-def on January 10th from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Dead of Winter.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Dead of Winter Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 15th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Dead of Winter Blu-ray: "Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.
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Watch Blu-ray Clips & Trailer for Dead Of Winter, Co-Starring Roddy McDowall

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What seems like the opportunity of a lifetime for an actress could actually end her life in Dead of Winter. With Scream Factory releasing the 1987 thriller on Blu-ray beginning January 10th, we have high-def clips and a trailer from the film that stars Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowell.

Dead of Winter Blu-ray: "Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.

Academy Award® winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowell star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at the chance for the role of a lifetime. Arriving at the filming location – an isolated mansion in upstate New York – and getting to know her two mysterious benefactors, Dr. Lewis (Jan Rubes, Witness), and Mr. Murray (McDowell, Fright Night), she begins
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 9 – Horror Lego Figures, Arrow Video, Last Shirt on the Left, Monster High & More!

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Welcome back for Day 9 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift guide, we’re showcasing several of the amazing Arrow Video releases of 2016, and we're also featuring the work of IBTrav Illustration & Design, the Mondo soundtrack release for Deathgasm, more enamel pins, a book celebrating Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Horror LEGOs, recent Monster High releases, and so much more!

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently
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Drive-In Dust Offs: It! (1967)

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As a horror fan, sometimes you just want to wade in the waters of the absurd and inane. To bath in the bathetic, and wash in the ridiculous. If you’re up for a swim, throw on your trunks and join me for Herbert J. Leder’s It! (1967), a modern retelling of the Golem legend dry humped by Psycho. And if that description piques your interest, take the plunge with me, won’t you?

Produced by Seven Arts Pictures and distributed by Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, It! was released in the UK (where it was filmed) in July of ’67 followed by the U.S. in November. Frequently paired with Leder’s previous film, The Frozen Dead (’66), the U.S. print of It! was in black and white, as opposed to the glorious Eastmancolour on display and as intended. The film was also known as Anger of the Golem, and Curse of the Golem,
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Scream Factory triple review: White Of The Eye, The Car and Women’S Prison Massacre!!

With how many quality releases the gang over at Scream Factory puts out every year, it can be a bit overwhelming (I’m kidding, it’s actually pretty great). They’ve been on a solid roll since making their mark with the awesome Halloween II and Halloween III: Season Of The Witch blurays they used to help kickstart the horror imprint of Shout! Factory, and haven’t slowed down since. We thought it would be nice to highlight a trio of new Sf releases, three films that couldn’t be more different, showing the versatility the company has, and helping to let you fright fanatics know a little bit more about the films.

White Of The Eye (1987)

Unlike any other genre film, the late Donald Cammell’s White Of The Eye is quite easily one of the most unique horror films around. It’s the best example of a film
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Blu-ray Clips & Trailers from Demon Knight, Bordello Of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection

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Next Tuesday, Scream Factory will offer horror fans several new options for Halloween movie marathons when The Larry Fessenden Collection and the Tales From the Crypt films Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood come out on respective Blu-rays. Ahead of their impending release date, we have clips and trailers from all three Blu-rays to give you a look at what's to come.

Demon Knight (Collector's Edition Blu-ray): "A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (William Sadler, Iron Man 3) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil. But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic) who has gathered the other six keys.

In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel.
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Nostalgia power: The best of the '80s for Father's Day

Nostalgia power: The best of the '80s for Father's Day
We can't help but feel a warming wash of nostalgia when we think back over the golden age of '80s cinema and the classic comedy, horror and teen movies it gave us.

And the further we leave that increasingly distant decade behind, the more fondly we recall the school discos, questionable fashion choices and giant hairdos of the past.

Father's Day is on the horizon (on Sunday June 21 - don't forget!) - with a recent Netflix survey revealing that one of the things British dads most want to pass on to their children is a love for classic '80s cartoons including Danger Mouse. This got us thinking about the great nostalgic films and shows featured on Netflix.

In honour of all fathers out there, here's a look back at a time when our dads were young (or at least younger) with some '80s gems, all available to
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Celebrating Columbo's best star turns

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Shatner, Nimoy, Dunaway, Johnny Cash and more. We take a look at some of TV detective show Columbo’s killer cameos...

Schlubby working class hero, Crime And Punishment’s Porfiry Petrovich for primetime, fatherly fighter of crime... I was introduced to the rumple-coated and rumple-faced one back in 1987, following an off-hand attempt from my mother to get five-year-old me to sit down and shut up for a few minutes. Desperately looking for something to grab my attention, and zeroing in on what ITV happened to be repeating that Sunday, her “Oh, look! Columbo! You like him, don’t you?” – “Huh?” – “He’s the one with the cigar and coat, you know him!” got me to sit down, be quiet, and puzzle over whether or not I did like him. She turned out to be right – I liked him a lot.

By then in the late 80s, Lieutenant Columbo had been
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Ross Gallichotte Dies at 63; Art Director Worked on Universal Theme Parks

Art Director and set designer Ross Gallichotte died of a heart attack at his home in Palmdale, Calif. on April 7. He was 63.

He was one of five architects who designed Universal’s theme park in Japan, and he was the architect for the New York street location in the Florida theme park and also worked as architect and set designer at the studio’s theme parks in Malaysia and California.

He worked for Stephen J. Cannell Productions for many years and also for Aaron Spelling Productions.

His credits as art director include television series “Hunter” and “The Father Dowling Mysteries.” As a set designer he worked on the films “Red Dawn” (1984), “Fright Night” (1985), “Rocky IV” (1985), “Over the Top” (1987) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) as well as on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Gallichotte is survived by his parents; four brothers; and a sister. A date
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The Midnight Hour (1985) review

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Reviewed by Kevin Scott

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The Midnight Hour (1985)

Written by: William Bleich

Directed by: Jack Bender

Cast: Shari Belafonte Harper (Melissa), Lee Montgomery (Phil), Jonna Lee (Sandy), LeVar Burton (Vinnie), Peter DeLuise (Mitch), Deedee Pfeiffer (Mary), Jonelle Allen (Lucinda Cavender), Kevin McCarthy (Judge Crandall), Dick Van Patten (Martin Grenville)

This is the very first time I’ve featured a TV movie on any of my reviews. I’m really surprised that it is. Some solid entries in the annals of horror and sci fi history made their debut on the small screen. “Salem’s Lot” is the first one to come to mind. Although the film that I’m going to talk about isn’t even remotely close to being anything like “Salem’s Lot” (except for having vampires), it does come from a bygone era where things might have been a little tighter on what could be shown on TV.
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The 31 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

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Halloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.

Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence thriller you missed at the theater, here are 31 of the best horror movies on Netflix, streaming in all their bloody glory. (Streaming options are subject to change. Check Netflix for latest availability.)

1."Carrie" (1976) R

Forget the recent two remakes (although the latest, with Chloë Grace Moretz, is also available to stream): Brian De Palma's version of Stephen King's novel about a telekinetic high school outcast who wreaks havoc at the prom is the only one you need to see.

2. "World War Z" (2013) PG-13

Remember when everyone predicted what a disaster this Brad Pitt project would be?
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Scream Factory Announces Handful of Upcoming Titles Featuring Vampires, Spader and Punks!

As if we weren’t excited enough about Scream Factory‘s upcoming lineup of titles making their Bluray debuts, the gang at Sf have decided to make horror fans’ mouths water even more, with a handful of announcements regarding even More upcoming titles set to be unleashed in the near future. Not only do we get an update on the final release date on Sf’s Vault Of Horror/Tales From The Crypt double feature, but it’s official that Voh will be the uncut version!

Personally, I’m a fan of most of the films in the announcements, so obviously I’ll be jumping at them when they hit. The amount of times I watched Once Bitten as a kid is in the triple digit amount, so the announcement of the Love At First Bite/Once Bitten double is enough to make me smile from ear to ear. I
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'Ninja Turtles,' 'Guardians' Crush Weak 'Expendables'

'Ninja Turtles,' 'Guardians' Crush Weak 'Expendables'
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on to the top two spots at the box office this weekend, handily defeating the disappointing Expendables 3.The Top 12 earned an estimated $128.8 million this weekend, which is up six percent from the same frame last year. This August remains on track to be the biggest ever at the domestic box office with around $1 billion.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 57 percent to an estimated $28.4 million. The movie avoided the 60-percent-plus drop of many of Summer 2014's blockbusters, which is a solid win considering the poor reviews and mixed word-of-mouth. Turtles has so far earned $117.6 million, and will pass G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($122.5 million) in the next few days.In its third weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy eased 41 percent to $24.7 million. On Saturday, it eclipsed Thor: The Dark World's domestic total; with $222.3 million in the bank already, Guardians is going to have
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Bluray Review: The Legend Of Hell House

While the gang at Scream Factory does an excellent job giving genre fans updated collector’s editions of forgotten or long lost ’80s-era fan favorites, the output of films from the 1970′s aren’t focused on as much as some fans would want(a release here and there). The great part is, that when the Scream Factory crew Do get their hands on a 70′s horror film, it usually means that horror fans will be getting a nice looking HD versions of some beloved titles that haven’t seen the Bluray glory so far. This is definitely the case with Sf’s Bluray release of John Hough’s 1973 classic, The Legend Of Hell House. While the disc isn’t packed to the brim with the amount of special features one would expect, the film itself is worth the price, as it has never looked better.

The Film

It’s obvious
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New trailer for Rapture thriller Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage

A new trailer has arrived online for Left Behind, the upcoming apocalyptic thriller from director Vic Armstrong (Joshua Tree), which is based upon the series of novels from Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and sees Nicolas Cage as an airline pilot desperate to get back to his family when he’s caught up in the Rapture mid-flight. Check it out after the official synopsis…

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage), who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele, is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.

Joining Cage in the cast
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