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Award Winning Horror Studio Recreated Legendary Tarman from Return of the Living Dead

20 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Award winning horror studio recreated legendary Tarman from Return of the Living Dead UK based horror photography studio Horrify Me has brought one of the most iconic zombies of all time back from the dead: Tarman, from Return of the Living Dead. Buckets of black toxic slime were put to very creative use in this …

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This Return of the Living Dead Tar-Globe Is Your New Favorite Thing

19 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Today is a big day for fans of horror-comedy The Return of the Living Dead, as the 1985 classic just hit Collector’s Edition Blu-ray via Scream Factory. The two-disc set, packed with new features, is nothing short of a must-own,… Continue Reading →

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Netflix's Stranger Things: spotting the movie references

19 July 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 20, 2016

What 80s pop culture references and nods did you spot in Netflix's Stranger Things? We start the ball rolling...

Warning: contains spoilers for Stranger Things.

The term ‘love letter’ gets thrown around a lot these days: citing a few signature texts as being influential in the creation of your movie or TV show is now directorial de rigeur. Not only is it a method proven to pull in fans of those classics seeking to slake their ravenous nostalgic urges, it’s also a great way to borrow a dash of glamour, to stand on the shoulders of giants as it were.

That said, Netflix’s new show, Stranger Things is not one of those love letters. This is no scribbled declaration of romance, hastily scrawled on a Post-It note and hurled at the back of your head. This is a Shakespearean sonnet of a love letter – an artfully constructed declaration of adoration, »

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July 19th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition, Bad Moon

18 July 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tuesday, July 19th doesn’t boast a ton of new home entertainment choices for genre fans, but as the saying goes, sometimes it’s quality over quantity, and there are a few releases to be more than excited for. Scream Factory has put together a stellar Collector’s Edition release of The Return of the Living Dead and is also bringing Bad Moon home in HD as well.

Mill Creek has two William Castle double features arriving on Blu-ray this week, and Warner Home Video is giving Watchmen the 4K Ultra HD treatment with their new release of The Ultimate Cut, which I know a lot of fans have been looking forward to for a while now.

Other notable titles coming home on July 19th include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (with four separate format releases) and a special edition release of Ken Russell’s Crimes of Passion. »

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Blu-ray Review: The Return Of The Living Dead Gets A Definitive Release From Scream Factory

18 July 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

This might be a first for ScreenAnarchy. Today we are checking out the Scream Factory collector's edition Blu-ray of Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead. This marks the third time we've reviewed a Blu-ray release of this film and I can't think of another time we've done that. Just in case you've never seen the film, here are some of my thoughts from previous pieces: As I've mentioned in several previous pieces, The Return of the Living Dead is a film that speaks to all of my obsessions and came into my life at just the right time. While I was learning to channel my anger and frustration with all of the assholes in the world through music, I was also expanding my...

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Contest: Win The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

16 July 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dan O’Bannon’s quotable, creepy, and downright fun 1985 horror comedy, The Return of the Living Dead, comes out on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on July 19th from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition.

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 22nd. 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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The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

14 July 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you’re hungry for a zombie horror comedy with brains, then you’ll want to put watching Scream Factory’s new home media release of The Return of the Living Dead at the top of your summer to-do list. Hitting shelves on July 19th, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is teased in high-def clips and a trailer that will make you want to revisit the party and surprising pathos of Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 film.

“On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas reanimates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!

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Blu-ray Review: The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition

12 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s hard to believe that the same year George A. Romero released Day of the Dead, the ultra-gory, ultra-bleak conclusion of the trilogy he began with Night of the Living Dead in 1968, writer/director Dan O’Bannon was spinning Romero’s original classic into a totally new direction with The Return of the Living Dead. Whereas Romero’s film is dark and sober, Return is pure punk rock anarchy—a horror comedy that successfully manages to be equal parts horror and comedy while introducing one of the most significant elements into the zombie mythos since Romero first made them flesh-eaters 17 years earlier.

The film’s ingenious premise—which was “meta” before being meta was really a thing—is that the events of the original Night of the Living Dead really did take place and were covered up, with the zombies locked into airtight drums and left in the basement of a medical supply facility. »

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[Podcast] Episode 127: Talkin’ Friday The 13th: The Game, Rotld and More!

7 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

On this episode, we get together to talk about random stuff like The Conjuring 2The Neon Demon, The Shallows, why Scream Factory’s The Return of the Living Dead Blu-Ray release is better than the Second Sight’s UK “purist” Blu-Ray, Friday the 13th: The Game and more!

Show Notes

What We’ve Been Watching/Playing:

00:01 | The Conjuring 2 – Read Andy’s Review here, The Neon Demon, The Shallows – Read Andy’s review here.

00:03 | The Return of the Living Dead Blu-Ray by Scream Factory

00:09 | Swiss Army Man, Carnage Park, The Purge: Election Year (Andy’s review)

00:14 | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Blu-Ray, Outcast, Dead of Summer (read Chris Melkus’ review of Episode 1 and Episode 2)

00:16 | Alan Wake

00:20 | Blu-Ray Releases for 7/12, 7/19 & 7/26

00:29 | Follow-Up on Episode 126 – Mike Flanagan’s involvement with Halloween

00:30 | Friday the 13th: The Game & Dead by Daylight

00:37 | Lights Out »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Comic-Con 2016: Scream Factory Announces “Inside Look” Panel & The Return Of The Living Dead Autograph Signing

30 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory celebrates over three decades of Dan O'Bannon's graveyard bash at this year's Comic-Con with a special Return of the Living Dead autograph signing, and their annual "Inside Look" panel will feature the eagerly anticipated announcements of future releases

Taking place at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) on Friday, July 22nd, The Return of the Living Dead autograph signing will feature cast members Thom Mathews (Freddy) and John Philbin (Chuck), as well as Sean Clark, who hosted a new episode of Horror's Hallowed Grounds for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the beloved horror comedy.

"An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory" panel, meanwhile, will be held in Room 29Ab at 8:00pm. Below, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, »

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Return of the Living Dead’s Tarman Gets Re-created in Photoshoot

16 June 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some very dedicated fans with a lot of time on their hands have gone ahead and re-created Tarman from Return of the Living Dead in such meticulous detail that it looks like he could literally come to life (or living… Continue Reading →

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Impressions: Night Of The Living Dead: Revival’s #4 Issues Feature the Series’ Most Ambitious Storytelling Yet

1 June 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There’s something odd, dangerous, and fascinating going on in Evans County, Pennsylvania. The dead have risen with voracious appetites, but that’s not all. No, that’s only the half of it. A higher power is behind this zombified movement, leaving the surviving humans to try and figure out just what the hell is going on… if they can live long enough to come up with the correct answer. Progress is made, blood is spilled, and more intriguing questions are raised (along with the dead) in the #4 issues of Night of the Living Dead: Revival, out today from Double Take.

What began as a sequel of sorts to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead has morphed into a unique creature that stands sturdily on its own two feet. For many of the ten individual-yet-intertwined series under the Night of the Living Dead: Revival label, »

- Derek Anderson

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Definitive An American Werewolf In London Book Available for Pre-Order

3 May 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

New American Werewolf book available for pre-order. From Paul Davis, writer and director of the award-winning An American Werewolf In London documentary Beware The Moon  and Dead Mouse Productions Ltd who brought you 245 Trioxin: The Story Of Return Of The Living Dead and You’Re So Cool Brewster! The Story Of Fright Night comes Beware…

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Have Your Say: What (Or Who) Is Your Favorite Zombie?

3 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It's now almost two weeks ago that I saw the Japanese zombie film I Am A Hero, a movie which surprised me by being unexpectedly awesome. In my review, I said that most zombie films feature a "hero zombie", one which is harder to kill or is just a tad different from the rest. And as well-known examples I mentioned Bub in Day of the Dead and "Tar Man" in Return of the Living Dead. But with decades of zombie films behind us, and a very successful multi-season television series even, there sure are plenty of other hero zombies. Which brings me to our question of the week: what is your most favorite zombie? It can be from a good film or an excruciatingly bad...

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Sound Shock: In Praise of the Fright Night Soundtrack Album

22 April 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Celebrating the Fright Night soundtrack album. It’s not a controversial statement, or at least, it shouldn’t be, to say that Fright Night is the best horror film of the 1980s. Released in 1985, the same year other enduring masterworks like Re-animator, Return Of The Living Dead and Day Of The Dead were perverting screens across…

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- Chris Alexander

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Blu-ray Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2

21 April 2016 3:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Recognizing that it’s more than likely an unpopular opinion, I need to come clean and confess that I prefer Tobe Hooper’s 1986 sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, to its predecessor, which I’m also quick to point out is an unparalleled masterpiece of the genre. This has everything to do with personal taste. Tobe Hooper is one of my favorite filmmakers of all-time, and while I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen his 1974 classic, I probably revisit Part 2 every year. It’s one of my very favorite horror movies.

The third film in a trilogy Hooper made for Cannon Films in the 1980s (the other two being the brilliantly bonkers Lifeforce and Hooper’s remake of Invaders From Mars, released just a couple of months before TCM2 in ’86), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 was the movie the director had to »

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New Audio Commentary Announced for The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

21 April 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory already gave The Return of the Living Dead fans plenty of reasons to party with their extensive special features list for the upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the film, but now they have added one more reason to celebrate with the announcement of a new audio commentary for the release.

Scream Factory revealed on Facebook that a new audio commentary with actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin and make-up effects artist Tony Gardner will be included on the The Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (and also the sold-out Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray).

With new insights from the actors who played Freddy and Chuck, respectively, as well as one of the artists who helped bring the film’s zombies to living dead life, the additional audio commentary should be a special treat for fans when the Blu-ray hits shelves on July 19th. Below, we have »

- Derek Anderson

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Leonel VHS Talks What Have You Done To Solange? With Camille Keaton

19 April 2016 2:13 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Every devoted horror fan at one time or another has sat down and taken the time to jot down his or her “bucket list” of people – actors, directors, etc. – who have all appeared in or helped helm horror films they love and have grown an attachment to. When I was a horror “newbie” back in the early-to-mid-80’s, there were films that shocked and terrified me and the more I watched them as years progressed, the more I became curious about the people who put these films together. I dreamed of getting to meet and hang out with those fabulous individuals that comprised their casts. The first one I ever put together was in the tenth grade sometime in 1990 while sitting in Physics class, staring at Mrs. Gooch and longing for the bell to ring to let us go. I had just started to educate myself on the popular (and at the same time, »

- Leonel VHS

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The Return Of The Living Dead 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Bd set July 19

5 April 2016 6:41 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

The Return Of The Living Dead 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Bd set July 19

Get Ready To Devour Even More Brains! Scream Factory™ Presents The Return Of The Living Dead 2-disc Collector’S Edition Blu-ray™ Set Rising On July 19, 2016  Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic The Return Of The Living Dead, starring Clu Gulager (A …

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The Return Of The Return Of The Living Dead From Scream Factory Looks Amazing

5 April 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

I have professed my love for Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead many times on these pages. It is, without a doubt, my favorite film of all time. So, when Shout! Factory horror sub-label Scream Factory announced that they'd acquired it for release in the Us, I was tentatively excited. There is an exceptional release of the film in the UK from Second Sight, which features the long unavailable original audio, and I thought it was going to be tough for Scream Factory to manage those rights, but I'm happy to say that it appears they've done it and their release details looks stellar. Also included with this new release are a boatload of new and expended bonus features to complement a new...

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