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Interview: Danielle Harris Discusses Her Unique Role in New Hospital Horror Film Inoperable and Shares Her Thoughts on the Halloween Franchise

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You may know her as Jamie Lloyd or Annie Brackett from the Halloween franchise, but right now actress and filmmaker Danielle Harris is providing viewers with another enthralling performance with her role as Amy Barrett in Christopher Lawrence Chapman's new film, Inoperable. A mind-bending experience that blends psychological Twilight Zone-esque scares with gory hospital horror, Inoperable is out now in select theaters from Zorya Films and Millman Productions, and Daily Dead recently had the great pleasure of speaking with Harris about her unique new role and the ambitious approach to filming Inoperable, and she also shared her hopes for the future of the Halloween franchise.

Hi Danielle, and congratulations on Inoperable. It feels like a mix of Groundhog Day and The Twilight Zone, but it still has its own personality. Watching it for the first time was such a mind-bending experience, so what was it like when you
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28-Year-Old Woman in Wheelchair Dies in California Wildfires as Father Tries to Save Her, Says Aunt

A 28-year-old woman in Santa Rosa, California, who was missing since Tuesday after the deadly wildfires ripped through her city, was confirmed dead by her family on Wednesday.

Christina Hanson, who used a wheelchair, lived in an apartment next to her father’s house, according to CNN.

“Sadly, we just found out that Christina did not survive the fire,” her cousin, Brittney Vinculado, told the news outlet. The family had been desperately searching for Christina since the fire swept through her area.

“I’ve called every hospital in the area. I’ve called all of the shelters. I’ve called
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12-Year-Old Boy Who Donated His Hair to Kids with Cancer Is Diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 6 Months Later

12-Year-Old Boy Who Donated His Hair to Kids with Cancer Is Diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 6 Months Later
A 7th-grade boy is in the ICU after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, just six months after he donated his hair to benefit children with cancer.

Torrin Breneman, 12, spent three years growing out his locks after learning about cancer in his fourth-grade class. In March, after enduring bullying and being called a girl by strangers, he donated his long hair to Wigs for Kids—a charity that provides no-cost wigs to children going through cancer therapy or other medical issues.

But at the end of September, just six months after his donation, doctors discovered Torrin had developed stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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Film News Roundup: ‘License to Drive’ Gets Female-Driven Film Reboot

Film News Roundup: ‘License to Drive’ Gets Female-Driven Film Reboot
In today’s roundup, Fox is remaking its 1988 coming-of-age comedy “License to Drive,” Val Kilmer is starring in a new comedy, and Spirit Award nominations have opened.

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Fox is rebooting the 1988 teen comedy “License to Drive,” which starred Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Heather Graham.

The studio has set up the project with Fox-based producer John Davis, who produced the original. The writing team of Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles have been tapped to script the female-centric remake.

The original film centered on Haim’s 16-year-old character who sneaks out to party with his girlfriend, played by Graham, and damages his grandfather’s 1972 Cadillac, after failing his driver’s license tests. The original was directed by Gregory Beerman and grossed $22.4 million at the box office.

Michael Ireland is overseeing “License to Drive” for the studio. The writers are repped by Paradigm, Circle of Confusion, and attorney Lev Ginsburg. The
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Incarcerated Woman Pushing for Her Right to Breastfeed Her Newborn Daughter

Incarcerated Woman Pushing for Her Right to Breastfeed Her Newborn Daughter
An incarcerated mom at a New Mexico prison is fighting to regain her right to breastfeed her newborn daughter.

Monique Hidalgo, 33, gave birth to her daughter, Isabella, three months ago while serving a three-year sentence for parole violations after a drug case.

She successfully sued the New Mexico Corrections Department to allow women in prison to breastfeed their children, after a Santa Fe judge ruled on June 30 that stopping incarcerated mothers from feeding their children violates the state constitution.

But Hidalgo’s right to nurse Isabella was quickly taken away, because Hidalgo tested positive for buprenorphine, an opioid medication she
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z May Have Named Their Twins Rumi and Sir

Beyoncé and Jay-Z May Have Named Their Twins Rumi and Sir
Have Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z settled on names for their new additions?

The couple’s twins, reportedly a daughter and a son, may be named Rumi and Sir Carter, according to trademark documents filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday and obtained by People.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s company has filed papers to trademark the apparent monikers for everything from fragrances and cosmetics to baby gear, tote bags and water bottles.

TMZ was first to report the news.

The news comes hours after new dad of three Jay-Z dropped his latest album 4:44, in which he
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John Landis Says Universal’s Dark Universe Disrespects Its Monsters

Legendary writer-director John Landis can be a divisive figure, but when it comes to ‘monster movies,’ his expertise is beyond reproach. Not only is he a world authority on the subject, but he also has a long-standing professional association with Universal, which is currently building its Dark Universe around monster movie remakes and re-imaginings. So, when John Landis says these films are disrespectful to their monsters, it’s time to sit up and take notice.

In his younger days, Landis worked his way up from the 20th Century Fox mailroom to become a director in his own right – making his debut in 1973 with Schlock, which was an homage to ‘monster movies.’ His long association with Universal began in 1978, with National Lampoon’s Animal House, and went on to include titles such as The Blues Brothers, Into The Night, Amazon Women On The Moon, Blues Brothers 2000 and An American Werewolf In London.
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25 Photos of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds That Will Make You Smile, Then Break Your Heart

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25 Photos of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds That Will Make You Smile, Then Break Your Heart
Actress, writer, and advocate Carrie Fisher passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60, and just one day later, on Dec. 28, her mother, legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, also passed away after suffering a stroke. Debbie was rushed to La's Cedar-Sinai Hospital after complaints of trouble breathing. After her passing, her son and Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed that she was "now with Carrie" and "we're all heartbroken." He added that his sister's death "was too much" for the 84-year-old Singin' in the Rain star. In the wake of Carrie's death on Dec. 27, Debbie released a heartfelt statement: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love, Carries Mother." RelatedCelebrities Post Heartbreaking Tributes to the Late Debbie ReynoldsCelebrities React to Carrie Fisher
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German Music Festival Rock am Ring Evacuated Over Terrorist Threat

German Music Festival Rock am Ring Evacuated Over Terrorist Threat
A music festival in Germany has been evacuated over terrorist concerns.

The Rock am Ring Festival in Nürburg, Germany announced via Facebook on Friday that the three​-​day music event​ ​would be evacuated​ -- at least for the day.​

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"Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival. We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds. We have to support the police investigations," the organizers posted. "We hope that the festival will continue tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation."

Several hours later, the organizers updated​ the page​, ​writing, "The organizers of Rock am Ring and the police are working nightshifts to take all necessary measures to guarantee a safe festival."

Watch: Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester Benefit Concert Sells Out
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Insult comic Don Rickles dies aged 90

Martin Scorsese pays tribute: “It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail.”

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and actor, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He was 90.

Born in New York City, Rickles began his career in nightclubs where he earned his reputation as an insult comic after his manner of responding to hecklers became as popular as the material itself.

Rickles’ career spanned more than six decades and included continued stand-up routines, acting in television and film, as well as regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman.

The comedian may be best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s Toy Story films, including the latest instalment, Toy Story 4, due to hit theatres in 2019.

He got his break in the 1958 war film Run Silent Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, followed by dramatic
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Don Rickles, 'insult comic', dies aged 90

Legendary comedian had roles in Toy Story and Casino.

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and actor, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He was 90.

Born in New York City, Rickles began his career in nightclubs where he earned his reputation as an insult comic after his manner of responding to hecklers became as popular as the material itself.

Rickles’ career spanned more than six decades and included continued stand-up routines, acting in television and film, as well as regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman.

The comedian may be best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s Toy Story films, including the latest instalment, Toy Story 4, due to hit theatres in 2019.

He got his break in the 1958 war film Run Silent Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, followed by dramatic turns in The Rabbit Trap and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90
Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases
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Goteborg: first footage revealed from 'Borg/McEnroe', Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square'

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Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.

Ruben Ostlund got buyers and festival programmers hopping with excitement in Goteborg as he presented the first footage from his forthcoming fifth feature The Square during the festival’s work in progress pitches.

Ostlund screened about seven minutes from one scene of the new film, during which a controversial performance artist (played by Terry Notary) makes guests at a black-tie art gala very uncomfortable. “You know I love awkward situations,” the director said.

Goteborg’s audience of industry experts commented that they were impressed by the confidence of the unnerving scene, which showed Ostlund working on a bigger scale even than his last hit, Force Majeure.

At a festival session later for the public, Ostlund previewed a second clip from the film, in which a museum director (Claes Bang) delivers a self-centered video apology to a boy he had accused of being a thief.

Another high-profile
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‘Sámi Blood’ Tops 40th Goteborg Film Fest

‘Sámi Blood’ Tops 40th Goteborg Film Fest
Goteborg — Swedish helmer-writer Amanda Kernell’s debut feature “Sámi Blood” came away a big winner at the 40th Goteborg Film Festival, scoring the generously endowed (approx. $114,000) Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

“Sámi Blood” tells the story of a teenage Sámi girl, Elle Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok), who resolves to leave behind her Sámi identity and find a new life in Uppsala during the 1930s. The film, recently acquired for U.S. release by Synergistic Distribution, also claimed the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award for DoP Sophia Olsson.

The Swedish premiere of “Sámi Blood” capped the fest’s special focus on Sámi filmmaking. Kernell, who is herself of Sámi heritage, will soon screen the film for Sámi elders in Lapland. The fest also world-preemed Kernell’s excellent 30-minute short “I Will Always Love You Conny” in a showcase of five new films funded by Moving Sweden’s micro-budget scheme.

The audience
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‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days

‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days
Janus Metz Pederson (“Armadillo”)’s “Borg vs McEnroe” with Shia Labeouf, and Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” with Elisabeth Moss are among the most anticipated Scandinavian work-in-progress titles set for the Nordic Film Market hosted during Goteborg Film Festival’s industry days.

Both films are part of the 18 work-in-progress features selected by Cia Edström, Goteborg’s head of industry, and her team.

“Borg vs McEnroe” stars up-and-comer Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z”) as Swedish player Bjorn Borg and Labeouf as John McEnroe. The film chronicles the 1980 Wimbledon final and sheds light on the two tennis stars’ complex relationship and rivalry.Tre Vanner and Sf Studios are producing, while Svensk handles international sales.

The Square,” meanwhile, is a satirical film turning on the creative director of a museum who is desperate to build some buzz around an upcoming exhibition and decides to hire a PR agency which has no boundaries. The film is produced by Plattform Produktion.
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'Borg vs McEnroe', 'Unknown Soldier', 'The Square' set for Goteborg works in progress

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A total of 18 work in progress projects will participate in this year’s Nordic Film Market.Scroll down for full line up

The works in progress titles set to take part in this year’s Nordic Film Market (Feb 2-5) at the Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 27 – Feb 6) have been revealed.

Among them is Borg vs McEnroe, Jans Metz’s tennis biopic starring Shia Labeouf as John McEnroe and rising Swedish talent Sverrir Gudnason as his rival Bjorn Borg.

Sf International is handling international sales and has already tied up multiple deals including Curzon Artificial Eye for the UK and Nordisk Film for Scandinavia.

Also featuring as a work in progress is The Square, the latest feature from director Ruben Östlund, whose credits include Bafta-nominated avalanche comedy-drama Force Majeure.

The Swedish filmmaker’s English-language debut stars Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West in the story of an artist who installs an unusual exhibition in a public square. The Coproduction
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‘The Chimera Brigade #4′ Review

Written by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin | Art by Gess | Published by Titan Comics

The Chimera Brigade, so far, has been a little schizophrenic in that it has consistently been gorgeous to look at, but lacking anything of substance in terms of consistent story and plot when scrutinised too closely. There are plenty of fine ideas floating around, ones that a writer like Alan Moore could hit several home runs with, but focusing those characters and stories into a coherent story seems to be a struggle for Lehman and Colin, the co-writers. A major problem is that it is too ‘busy’, literally bursting at the seams with characters and scenarios, but not doing justice to any.

Last issue saw a lot of pieces being put into position, with The Eye, George Spad, and Dr Severac (known as The Broken Man) playing the major roles. The Radium Institute ( who seem to be the good guys,
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From the People Archive: Carrie Fisher’s Bipolar Crisis: ‘I Was Trying to Survive’

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From the People Archive: Carrie Fisher’s Bipolar Crisis: ‘I Was Trying to Survive’
Carrie Fisher died after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday. She was 60. The actress, who is best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, was an outspoken advocate for mental health after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a teenager. Fisher sat down with People to discuss her battle with bipolar disorder — and a scary breakdown on a cruise ship — while living in the spotlight. Read the 2013 profile below:

On Feb. 11, two days before Carrie Fisher boarded ship as a headliner for a gay cruise in the Caribbean, she had a nightmare: An armed militia lay in wait on the boat,
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Johnny Depp Joins Zombie Movie for Teen Living with Stage 4 Cancer

Johnny Depp Joins Zombie Movie for Teen Living with Stage 4 Cancer
The news of an A-list star like Johnny Depp joining a new film always makes headlines, but this time around, the beloved actor is taking on a new film project for an incredibly worthy cause. The star is just one of many notable actors and filmmakers who came aboard a new horror short film entitled The Black Ghiandola, written by a teenager named Anthony Conti who is living with Stage 4 cancer, as part of an initiative through the Make a Film Foundation. Today we have photos from the set and new details about the project.

The Hollywood Reporter explains that 16-year-old Anthony Conti is suffering from stage IV adrenal cortical cancer. He teamed up with the Make a Film Foundation to get his horror short film off the ground, attracting actors like J.K. Simmons, Laura Dern, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Chamberlain, Jade Pettyjohn, Chad Coleman, Pritesh Shah and Keith Allan,
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