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Interview: Zombies Crash the Prom – Joe Ballarini Reflects on Writing the Screenplay for Dance Of The Dead (2008)

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The living dead launching out of their graves, zombie frogs getting revenge on the science teacher, and one epic cover of Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night"—these are only a few of the countless elements I love about Dance of the Dead, a midnight movie masterpiece that pits a diverse group of high schoolers and their surly gym teacher against a horde of the living dead at the prom. Directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini, Dance of the Dead celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and while speaking with him about his new book earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of also talking with Ballarini about writing Dance of the Dead and how the cult zombie movie changed from its initial conception to its final version on the big screen.

I understand that you originally wrote Dance of the Dead in the 1990s, a decade that,
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 9: Horror-Themed T-Shirts & Other Awesome Apparel Picks

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Happy Friday, fiends, and welcome back for the ninth day of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. For today, we’re taking a look at a variety of horror-themed t-shirts and other apparel from a variety of online retailers, including Cavity Colors, Last Exit to Nowhere, Fright Rags, Terror Threads, T-Shirt Bordello, Tee Fury, Horror Merch Store, BeastWreck, Electric Zombie, Ript Apparel, The Monster Store, and Rock-n-Horror.

And just like yesterday’s Hgg featuring over 100 enamel pins, below only represents a fraction of each website’s inventory, so I do recommend poking around because you can find some really fun gifts for this holiday season.

Also, Daily Dead has once again put together some really cool Holiday Gift Guide prize packs this year, and for your chance to win one, just send an email to contest@dailydead.com with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to
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Horror Channel Frightfest Interview: Damien Leone talks ‘Terrifier’

Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Terrifier at the Horror Channel Frightfest Halloween event on Sat 23 Oct, director Damien Leone talks about the ’Art’ of extreme clowning, his debt to Tom Savini and a terrifying Halloween experience…

Art The Clown initially appeared in your 2008 short The 9th Circle, then the 2011 award-winning short Terrifier and in your first feature All Hallow’S Eve. What made you decide to give him a fourth outing?

Up until this point I never felt like I fully showcased Art’s potential. I believe between the short films and All Hallows’ Eve, there only exists about 20 minutes of Art the Clown screen time. For a character who’s done so little, he seems to really resonate with horror fans. After all of the positive feedback, a full length film that focused solely on Art was inevitable.

Art has a very twisted personality – he
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Corey Feldman Wants to Return in Friday the 13th Sequel

Tommy Jarvis is perhaps the second most favorite character in the Friday the 13th franchise. Yet, he's laid dormant in torment longer than Jason Voorhees himself, last appearing on the big screen in 1986's Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, as played by cult favorite Thom Mathews. But it was 80s heartthrob and aspiring musician Corey Feldman that first embodied the character, crafting it as his own before moving on to such blockbusters as The Goonies and Stand by Me. Now, Corey Feldman is ready to return as Tommy Jarvis. But Friday the 13th rights holders refuse to commit to the idea.

Not that they haven't tried to make it work. Corey Feldman has had a few meetings about reprising his role as Tommy Jarvis over the years, resurrecting the character in what Feldman calls a sequel akin to what Jamie Lee Curtis did in Halloween: H20. In fact,
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‘Undead: Night of the Living Dead & Return of the Living Dead’ Book Review

Undead by John Russo is a book of two halves. The first half is the novelisation of Night of the Living Dead and the second part is the novelisation of the first concept for Return of the Living Dead. This is interesting to read as it’s totally different than the movie it became. This version of Return was more of a follow on from Night of the Living Dead and had a more serious tone.

Night of the Living Dead is an easy read as it’s very familiar to anybody who has seen the movie. Having been attacked by a zombie while visiting a graveyard with her brother Barbara is chased to a farm house where she is joined by others to form a group to defend themselves against the zombie onslaught. Although a good story I did find that the novelisation as with the movie tended to drag on.
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Artist Orlando Arocena Creates Cover Art for Horror Film Blu-rays & DVDs from Twentieth Century Fox & MGM

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This Halloween season, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and MGM are celebrating the season early with imaginative cover art for 19 horror films by artist Orlando Arocena, including Poltergeist (2015), 28 Days Later, and The Return of the Living Dead.

Press Release: Treat yourself to hours of frightful fun with this exclusive Halloween Collection of 19 thrilling, chilling films with limited-edition art packaging by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Arocena. Utilizing vibrant colors and a fervent imagination, Arocena’s striking cover art creations add the perfect touch of terror to these haunting horror titles. Choose your favorite Halloween hits, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars, and start planning a killer movie night that’s sure to be a scream. It’s an eye-popping, spine-tingling collection to die for!

Fans who purchase any of the films at Walmart will also receive an exclusive coloring book featuring all 19 of Arocena’s designs.

Films available in the exclusive Halloween
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Contest: Win The Resurrected on Blu-ray

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Several years after unleashing clever zombies with an appetite for brains in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to home media in high definition on September 12th, 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 The Resurrected.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Resurrected Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 18th.
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Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2017 Announces Full Lineup, Including Spookers and Night Creep

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What goes into the making of a family-owned haunted attraction? You can find out this fall when the documentary Spookers makes its Us premiere at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, which will also host the world theatrical premiere of Night Creep, a movie filmed in 2002 that co-stars the late, great Don Calfa (The Return of the Living Dead).

Press Release: Philadelphia, Pa, September 6th, 2017, Set to haunt the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City Philadelphia from Thursday, September 28th, to Sunday, October 1st, the second annual edition of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (“Puff”) is excited to announce the latest and final additions to their 2017 line-up. In addition to such acclaimed genre fare as “Tragedy Girls,” “Terrifier,” and “Ruin Me,” as well as the World Premiere of the highly-anticipated “100 Acres of Hell,” Puff is proud to add two extremely unique films to their roster, including a shot-on-video horror
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Unreleased 2002 Film ‘Night Creep’ Closing Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

Unreleased 2002 Film ‘Night Creep’ Closing Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
The film was one of the last the late Don Calfa (Return of the Living Dead) acted in. Set to haunt the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City Philadelphia from Thursday, September 28th, to Sunday, October 1st, the second annual edition of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (“Puff”) has just announced the latest […]
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Exclusive: Jane Sibbett Discusses Filming The Resurrected

Coming next week to home video is Scream Factory’s release of The Resurrected, the 1991 horror film from Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Return of the Living Dead). To celebrate this release, we’ve got an exclusive clip from a behind-the-scenes interview with… Continue Reading →

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20th Unleashes 19 Halloween Classics with New Cover Art

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Treat yourself to hours of frightful fun with this exclusive Halloween Collection of 19 thrilling, chilling films with limited-edition art packaging by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Arocena. Utilizing vibrant colors and a fervent imagination, Arocena’s striking cover art creations add the perfect touch of terror to these haunting horror titles. Choose your favorite Halloween hits, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars, and start planning a killer movie night that’s sure to be a scream. It’s an eye-popping, spine-tingling collection to die for!

Fans who purchase any of the films at Walmart will also receive an exclusive coloring book featuring all 19 of Arocena’s designs.

Films available in the exclusive Halloween collection include:

28 Days Later Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Black Swan Carrie (1976) Child’s Play Devil’s Due The Fly (1986) From Hell The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Jeepers Creepers Jennifer’s Body Joy Ride Killer Klowns from Outer Space The Other Side of the Door
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‘C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud’ Blu-ray Review (Vestron Video)

Stars: Brian Robbins, Bill Calvert, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Gerrit Graham, Robert Vaughn | Written by M. Kane Jeeves | Directed by David K. Irving

A wave of pure VHS-era nostalgia – with all the associated benefits and drawbacks – awaits in this 1989 sequel to the 1984 B-movie, which was itself a solidly silly monster movie with a great cast (John Heard, Daniel Stern, Kim Greist et al) and charmingly lousy special effects.

This time, the inner city setting is gone in favour of a typical Midwest small town, and the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers are about to run amok at the teenagers’ Halloween Dance. Not that the CHUDs spend any time underground this time around. As the flimsy franchise leans hard into farce, any semblance of the original film’s social satire is forgotten in favour of smart-ass quips and fish-out-of-water comedy.

The amusingly implausible plot sees buddies Steve (Brian Robbins) and Kevin (Bill Calvert
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“Cujo”, ” The Return Of The Living Dead” coming to vinyl via Real Gone Music

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“Cujo”, ” The Return Of The Living Dead” coming to vinyl via Real Gone Music
Looking for eerie tunes for your Halloween hangout this year? Look no further, Real Gone Music has you covered. This October, Cujo and The Return Of The Living Dead will be coming to wax, both on a Limited Edition black and brown colored vinyl! Whether you’re chilling out watching horror films alone, or jamming to party […]
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Real Gone Music’s October Album Releases Include The Return Of The Living Dead Soundtrack, Cujo Score & More

With the season of apple cider-soaked gatherings nearly upon us, Real Gone Music is making sure you have the appropriate tunes for party time with their announcement of four October album releases, including The Return of the Living Dead soundtrack, the Cujo score, and more.

"Real Gone Music announces several Halloween-themed albums available this October including the soundtrack to Stephen King's Cujo, Zacherle's Monster Gallery from the Cool Ghoul, John Zacherle, the sole studio album from one of the great 80s goth/death rock bands, 45 Grave, and another eagerly awaited repress of the cult soundtrack to Return of the Living Dead.

Charles Bernstein

Cujo—Music from the Motion Picture

Available October 6 Limited Edition "St. Bernard" Vinyl First Ever Vinyl Reissue Includes New Cover Art and Production Stills

Ah, life in the country…such bucolic bliss. Until your neighbor’s dog contracts rabies, kills its owner, and then comes after you!
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‘Return of the Living Dead 3′ Blu-ray Review (Vestron Video)

Stars: Kent McCord, J. Trevor Edmond, Melinda Clarke, Basil Wallace, Sarah Douglas | Written by John Penney | Directed by Brian Yuzna

These days he might be making nonsense like Amphibious Creature of the Deep, but Brian Yuzna’s directorial career began on a high with the excellent body horror satire Society, followed up by a good Re-Animator sequel. Then in 1993 came Return of the Living Dead 3, which, while not matching Dan O’Bannon’s 1985 original, goes some way to righting the wrongs of Part II.

Experiments with “Trioxin” gas began in 1969. The idea was to resurrect the dead and use them as a zombie army. It didn’t go so well, and now the cadavers are locked away in tanks in a temporary government facility. (The facility recalls Day of the Dead’s underground bunker, although it looks rather like a Red Dwarf set at times.)

Colonel John Reynolds (Kent McCord
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The Bottom Shelf: Dreamscape, House Of 1000 Corpses, C.H.U.D 2: Bud The C.H.U.D

Nick Aldwinckle Sep 4, 2017

Our latest round-up of horror and genre DVDs and Blu-rays...

So: with season two of Stranger Things fast approaching, a remake of Stephen King’s It set to mildly trouble a whole new generation and, erm, the on-going threat of nuclear armageddon, it seems everything eighties is 'in' at the moment. And, you know what? That surely must include Dennis Quaid, right? Well, maybe not, unless you count this year’s canine reincarnation/multiple hound-homicide horror A Dog’s Purpose, which we don’t in these parts. Anyway, Quaid’s back in Blu-ray form with the recent repackaging of his 1984 quirky fantasy thriller Dreamscape.

Nicely sandwiched between the release of Jaws 3-D and Enemy Mine, surely two of the most Quaidessential (sorry) films of the decade, Dreamscape sees our hero take on the mantle of a cheaper Harrison Ford, burdened with psychic powers that he must use
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Dan O’Bannon’s Lovecraft Adaptation ‘The Resurrected’ Gets Scream Factory Treatment

Dan O’Bannon’s Lovecraft Adaptation ‘The Resurrected’ Gets Scream Factory Treatment
Death used to be the end… Six years after he directed The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O’Bannon (Alien) adapted the work of H.P. Lovecraft for 1991 gem The Resurrected. Based on Lovecraft’s “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” it was the late O’Bannon’s second and final film as a director, and it’s coming […]
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Scream Factory Reveals Full List of Blu-ray Special Features for Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected

Several years after unleashing clever zombies in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to Blu-ray on September 12th with a final list of bonus features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory:

Press Release: Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic The Resurrected, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (Zodiac, Full Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High). On September 12, 2017,Scream Factory™ Home Entertainment is proud to presentTHE Resurrected on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans,
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Scream Factory Announces Alien Writer’s The Resurrected Collector’s Edition

Scream Factory has just announced that they will be releasing The Resurrected for the first time ever on Blu-ray on September 12th. Written and directed by Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Aliens, Return of the Living Dead, Heavy Metal), the 1991 film… Continue Reading →

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Lionsgate launch Vestron Collectors Series in UK

If you’ve been keeping any eye on the BBFC website this news won’t come as that much of a surprise… However, Lionsgate UK have officially announced today the launch of the Vestron Collectors Series line of Blu-rays here in the UK! Yes, no longer will you have to fork over £30-40 to import the well-received Vestron Blus, instead you can get them right here in Blighty. The catch? It looks, at least from this announcement, that we won’t be getting All the Vestron titles – after all, there’s no Waxwork 2 included on the UK Blu.

From the press release:

Blood Diner

Restored and remastered, this Unrated Version has never been on Blu-ray!

Grab a table at the Blood Diner—a cut above the rest! The Tutman Brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. Popular, that is, if you’re the county coroner! The “Head” chef has
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