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Horror Highlights: 12 Deadly Days, Wives With Knives Exclusive Clip, Slasher.Com, Wizard World, Superstition, El Rey Network

6 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A bloody good trailer has dropped for the new horror comedy series from Blumhouse Television, 12 Deadly Days. The series will debut on YouTube Red on December 12th. Also: a new exclusive clip from Wives With Knives, acquisition details for Slasher.com, Wizard World's financial partnership with Bristol Investment Fund, Superstition details, and El Rey Network's new focus on "Strivers."

12 Deadly Days Trailer & Release Details: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA) -- December 6, 2016 -- YouTube and Emmy Award-winning Blumhouse Television today announced that they have partnered on a new half-hour horror-comedy series called “Deadly Days”. Over the course of a dozen interconnected tales, the residents of Saturn, CA find themselves terrorized by everything from killer carolers and lovelorn vampires to cursed fruitcakes and haunted Christmas trees. The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red on December 12, 2016.

Blumhouse Television is serving as the studio on the series created by executive producers Chris Cullari »

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Catalog From The Beyond: Graduation Day (1981)

5 December 2016 10:34 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As is the case with many horror fanatics, the ’80s holds a special place in my heart. I’m a happy guy if you give me some practical effects, stilted yet somehow effective acting, and perhaps a dash of nudity. If you were to distill these things into a single person, I’m pretty sure you’d get Linnea Quigley, the poster girl for Reagan-era horror. While she’s quite well-known for supplying the genre with ample amounts of nudity, it would do her a disservice to say that’s all she brings to the table. This is a woman that radiates everything I love about ’80s horror. In The Return of the Living Dead, for example, her portrayal of Trash playfully poked fun at Goth punks without ever being mean-spirited about it. In Night of the Demons, she took her status as a sex symbol and twisted it to »

- Bryan Christopher

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Billy Chapin, Child Actor in ‘Night of the Hunter,’ Dies at 72

3 December 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Billy Chapin, a child actor known for his roles in “The Kid from Left Field” and “The Night of the Hunter” has died. He was 72.

Chapin’s sister and fellow former child actor, Lauren, announced the news on Facebook Saturday. She wrote that Billy had died Friday night “after a long illness.”

“Billy was a wonderful brother to both Michael and me,” Lauren wrote. “And he made us proud of all the great films he was in… He will be greatly missed.”

Billy, Lauren and their brother, Michael, were all successful child actors during the 1940s and ’50s. Billy, born “William McClellan Chapin” is the middle of the three siblings who were all born in Los Angeles.

Apart from several stage appearances as a newborn, Billy got his start in 1951 in the Broadway production of “Three Wishes for Jamie.” His first big on-screen role was as the “Diaper Manager” Christie »

- Seth Kelley

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Alice Drummond, Character Actress Known for ‘Awakenings’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ Dies at 88

3 December 2016 8:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alice Drummond, a veteran stage actress who appeared in films including “Awakenings” and the original 1984 “Ghostbusters,” has died. She was 88.

She died on Wednesday at her home in the Bronx due to complications following a fall that she survived two months ago, according to the New York Times.

A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond graduated from Pembroke College in 1950, which has since merged with Brown University. Her first break into Hollywood came in 1967 when she landed a role on the ABC soap opera “Dark Shadows.” Later Drummond would appear on other soaps including CBS’ “Where the Heart Is” and a short stint on “As the World Turns.” She would go on to enjoy a healthy film and television career spanning more than four decades.

On stage, Drummond had her turn in about a dozen Broadway shows including “The Chinese and Dr. Fish,” which earned her a Tony nomination for »

- Seth Kelley

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Blu-ray Review: Return Of The Living Dead 3 Vestron Video Collector’s Series

2 December 2016 1:36 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Given just how lousy with zombies our current pop culture climate has become over the last decade or so, it’s hard to remember that the walking dead were out of favor as recently as the 1990s. The decade had a few bright spots (Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, aka Braindead is a stone-cold classic, as is Michele Soavi’s Dellamorte Dellamore, aka Cemetery Man), but on the whole there weren’t a lot of memorable zombie movies coming out of the Clinton decade. Well, along comes the new Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray of Brian Yuzna’s Return of the Living Dead 3 to remind us that at least one more terrific zombie movie did come out in the ’90s, but many horror fans slept on it. Hopefully that changes now.

Pretty much a sequel in name only, 1993’s Return of the Living Dead 3 bears almost no »

- Patrick Bromley

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Don Calfa, Character Actor Known for ‘Return of the Living Dead,’ Dies at 76

2 December 2016 10:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Don Calfa, who played the role of the Ernie Kaltenbrunner the mortician in “The Return of the Living Dead,” has died. He was 76.

Calfa’s death comes just two days before what would have been his 77th birthday on Dec. 3. The actor’s death was confirmed on his Facebook page. “Don passed away today – please keep him and his family in your prayers Rip,” the post said.

Calfa was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began his acting career when he was in high school, dropping out to join the Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. Before acting in films, he started out working in theater, appearing in multiple Broadway productions including “Mating Dance” in 1965.

Calfa was best known for his role in the 1985 cult classic “The Return of the Living Dead,” in which he played the anomalous mortician Ernie. In 1989, Calfa portrayed Paulie the Hitman in the »

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Don Calfa Has Passed Away

2 December 2016 9:20 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some very sad news is circulating today, as it's been reported that Don Calfa has passed away at the age of 76.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, reveal that Calfa passed away at his residence in Yucca Valley, California.

For many horror fans, Calfa will forever be known as Ernie, the mortician who helped his friend Burt and a group of young punks take on an army of zombies in Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead. In addition to his indelible dialogue, Calfa's believable role as Ernie grounded the film in reality—his reactions to the dead coming to life mirrored how many might have reacted in a similarly bizarre (and frightening) situation.

A go-to character actor, Calfa's film credits also included roles in The Postman Always Rings TwiceWeekend at Bernie's, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, and Martin Scorsese's New York, New York, and he also »

- Derek Anderson

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Don Calfa Dies: ‘Return Of The Living Dead’ Actor Was 76

2 December 2016 9:09 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Don Calfa, who played Ernie the embalmer in 1985’s The Return of the Living Dead, has died at age 76, Deadline confirmed. The actor, whose credits also include Weekend at Bernie's, Nickelodeon, Bugsy and New York, New York, died at his home in Yucca Valley, California. The death, two days before his December 3 birthday, was confirmed to Deadline by his publicist Michael Perez. Other credits include Foul Play, The Rose and 1941. Calfa, born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens… »

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Newswire: R.I.P. Don Calfa, character actor and star of Return Of The Living Dead

2 December 2016 8:52 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Don Calfa, perhaps best known for his role as mortician Ernie Kaltenbrunner in 1985’s Return Of The Living Dead, has died. The news was made public on the actor’s Facebook page. He was 76.

According to his biography, the Brooklyn-born Calfa intended to pursue a career in fine arts before deciding on acting. After seeing Rebel Without A Cause, Calfa dropped out of high school to study at Irwin Piscotor’s The Dramatic Workshop. His first credited role is that of “Priest” in Robert Downey, Sr.’s No More Excuses in 1968. Calfa cut his teeth throughout the ‘70s, guest starring on Baretta, Kojak, The Streets Of San Francisco, and Barney Miller. “I have one record to my name,” Calfa revealed in a 2008 interview with Cult Radio A Go Go. “I did more guest appearances on Barney Miller than anyone. Never a recurring character, but a different ...

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- Mike Vanderbilt

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Horror Highlights: The Complete History Of The Return Of The Living Dead, The Possession Experiment, Invisible Hands

2 December 2016 8:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Coming back again, probably for more paramedics, is The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead from Plexus Books. The re-issue gives fans deep insight into The Return of the Living Dead franchise. Continue reading for more details. Also in today's Highlights: a new clip from The Possession Experiment and details on the upcoming comic series Invisible Hands.

The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead Reissue Details: "The Complete History of The Return of The Living Dead.

The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time. Now more popular than ever, the films boast a loyal following of die hard enthusiasts. For the first time ever, the cast and crew of all five films in the cult horror-comedy franchise reveal the stories behind the movies’ making in their own words, going into detail »

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Don Calfa, the Mortician in 'The Return of the Living Dead,' Dies at 76

2 December 2016 1:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Don Calfa, a top-notch character actor who portrayed the embalmer Ernie Kaltenbrunner in the 1985 cult horror comedy The Return of the Living Dead, has died. He was 76.

Calfa died Thursday — two days before his birthday — at his home in Yucca Valley, Calif., actor-producer Mark Terry (Live Evil, Brother's Blood) told The Hollywood Reporter.

A native of Brooklyn, Calfa also portrayed Paulie, the hitman who murders Hamptons rich guy Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser) by giving him a heroin overdose, in the classic comedy Weekend at Bernie's (1989).

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Don Calfa, the Mortician in 'The Return of the Living Dead,' Dies at 76

2 December 2016 1:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Don Calfa, a top-notch character actor who portrayed the embalmer Ernie Kaltenbrunner in the 1985 cult horror comedy The Return of the Living Dead, has died. He was 76.

Calfa died Thursday — two days before his birthday — at his home in Yucca Valley, Calif., actor-producer Mark Terry (Live Evil, Brother's Blood) told The Hollywood Reporter.

A native of Brooklyn, Calfa also portrayed Paulie, the hitman who murders Hamptons rich guy Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser) by giving him a heroin overdose, in the classic comedy Weekend at Bernie's (1989).

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- Mike Barnes

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C.H.U.D.

26 November 2016 1:51 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Can an old-fashioned monster movie still work in the 1980s? The dedicated cast for this overachieving chiller takes its story of 'Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers' in directions most punk-era horrors do not. C.H.U.D. Blu-ray Arrow Video (U.S.) 1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 + 88 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / Available from Amazon Us 39.99 Starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, Eddie Jones, Ruth Maleczech, J.C. Quinn, John Ramsey, George Martin, John Bedford Lloyd, Frankie Faison, John Goodman, Hallie Foote, Jon Polito. Cinematography Peter Stein Editor Claire Simpson Makeup Effects John Caglione Jr. Original Music David A. Hughes Written by Parnell Hall, Shepard Abbott Produced by Andrew Bonime Directed by Douglas Cheek

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

How does the monster show C.H.U.D. rate in the general parade of 1980s horror features? I don't know -- I spent the '80s avoiding those pictures. A few years earlier at the New Beverly, Sherman »

- Glenn Erickson

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Arrow Video to Release Psychomania aka The Death Wheelers on Blu-ray / DVD in the Us

16 November 2016 11:41 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A motorcycle gang comes back from the dead to wreak havoc on the living in 1973's Psychomania, aka The Death Wheelers. Following the recent UK Blu-ray / DVD release of the cult film, Arrow Video has now announced that they will bring the zombie bikers stateside in February with their Us Blu-ray / DVD release of Psychomania, complete with a 2K restoration from preservation negatives and plenty of bonus features.

From Arrow Video: "New Us Title: Psychomania Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD

Zombie bikers run amok is southern England.

Pre-orders links should be live soon!

Release Date: 21st February 2017

The United States gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers Easy Rider, The Wild One and The Wild Angels. The United Kingdom gave them Psychomania, the tale of zombie bikers run amok is southern England.

The Living Dead are a delinquent biker gang, fond of causing havoc on British roadways and making out in graveyards. Gang leader »

- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review – The Initiation (1984)

7 November 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Initiation, 1984.

Directed by Larry Stewart.

Starring Daphne Zuniga, Clu Gulager, Vera Miles, James Read, Marilyn Kagan.

Synopsis:

When a college prank goes wrong a group of teenage girls find themselves at the mercy of a killer.

Originally released during the dying breaths of the first run of slasher films, The Initiation is a film that ticks all the boxes as far as slashers go but doesn’t do enough to raise the bar in any way, and seeing as this came out a month after Wes Craven’s groundbreaking A Nightmare on Elm Street changed the horror landscape forever it does look a little old hat when put up against that film and the Friday the 13th sequels that were proving popular at the time.

Kelly Fairchild (Daphne ZunigaThe Fly II) is a teenage student who suffers from bad dreams about a man on fire attacking her parents. »

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Podcast: Over/Under Movies Talks Zombie Comedies ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ & ‘Return Of The Living Dead’

3 November 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Over/Under Movies finishes its third and final Halloween-themed episode with a double feature of zombie comedy mayhem. On this episode, my co-host Oktay Ege Kozak chose “Shaun of the Dead” as the overrated movie, and “The Return Of The Living Dead” as the underrated. As usual, I’m joined by co-host Ryan Oliver as we try to navigate the murky waters of what actually makes a good zombie comedy.

Continue reading Podcast: Over/Under Movies Talks Zombie Comedies ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ & ‘Return Of The Living Dead’ at The Playlist. »

- Erik McClanahan

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Ten Best: 80s Horror movies on Netflix

25 October 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Given that Halloween is fast-approaching, I thought I’d put together a number of listicles couting down some of my favourite films to watch this horrorday season. First up are my picks for the ten best 80s horror films on Neflix.

Netflix has a great list of spooky titles available on the service including the likes of TV shows such as Stranger Things and Black Mirror: Season 3 (reviewed here), and new movies like Spellbinder, The Intruders and Felony; all of which join the likes of Carrie, Paranormal Activity and The Ring. It’s safe to say that when it comes to choosing a movie this Halloween, Netflix has you covered!

So, on to my list. In no particular order:

10) Humanoids from the Deep

n this creepy chiller, mutant fish monsters bring mayhem to a sleepy seaside community as they kidnap and mate with the town’s nubile teenage girls. »

- Phil Wheat

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October Horrors Day 23 – Return of the Living Dead (1985)

23 October 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Return of the Living Dead, 1985.

Directed by Dan O’Bannon.

Starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Thom Mathews.

Synopsis:

A mismatched group of chemical plant workers, punks and a mortuary worker find the living dead knocking at their doors in ever increasing numbers following the accidental release of a mysterious toxin that has not only brought the dead back to life, but also left them hungry for the brains of the living.

Now as you can probably guess from all the previous films featuring the living dead, I have a special affinity for zombies. In fact, at the risk of sounding like a hipster type, I liked zombies before it became cool.

But thank you nonetheless to The Walking Dead for helping to make this slightly niche horror sub-genre a lot more popular than it frankly deserves. Perhaps now you might consider ending soon – seven seasons of zombies »

- Graeme Robertson

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Netflix UK: spooky films and TV shows for Halloween

19 October 2016 11:43 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Oct 20, 2016

If you're look for some frightful viewing this Halloween, Netflix has plenty of options...

If you're wondering what to watch this Halloween, Netflix may well be the place to look. They've been in touch with us already with some suggestions, and we must say that they've got a pretty impression collection of creepy content lined up. 

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Here's what Netflix offering this Halloween, split up into categories of the streaming service's own invention...

New to Netflix - Halloween Inspired Content Breaking the Girls   Felony   Abducted   Pleasure or Pain   Violet and Daisy   California Scheming   Spellbinder   Ghoulies   The Intruders   Horror Hits From The 80's & 90's Child's Play   April Fool's Day »

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John Vulich, Makeup Artist on ‘Buffy,’ ‘X-Files,’ Dies at 55

13 October 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Vulich, who won three Emmys for special effects makeup for “The X-Files,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “Babylon 5” with his team at Optic Nerve Studios, and created makeup effects for numerous horror films, died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 55.

One of the first films he worked on was George A. Romero’s 1985 “Day of the Dead,” for which he created the zombie “Bub.” Raised in Fresno, Calif., he got his start in the business working for makeup pros such as Greg Cannom and Tom Savini.

During the 1980s he also worked on “Troll,” “The Lost Boys,” “Fright Night Part 2,” and the TV show “Werewolf.”

He supervised makeup effects for the “Night of the Living Dead” remake in 1990, then went on to work on films such as “The Dark Half” and “Being John Malkovich.” In television, he worked on “Charmed” and “Babylon 5” before working on 30 episodes of “The X-Files.” Vulich »

- Pat Saperstein

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