1-20 of 81 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Welcome back for the next installment of Daily Dead’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide where we try and find you guys some of the best deals on great gift ideas for all the horror and sci-fi lovers in your life (or maybe even just picking up a few things for yourself!). For day four, we’re featuring two very unusual books, Scream Factory’s recent release of Demon Knight, Fright Rags, assorted geek-themed Monopoly sets, Star Wars for kids and more.
This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by Rlj Entertainment and their recent terrifying yuletide release, A Christmas Horror Story, and to help you guys get into the spirit of the season, we’ve put together 10 amazing prize packs filled with goodies, a t-shirt and your very own copy of A Christmas Horror Story to get you ready for the holiday season.
For a chance to win one »
- Heather Wixson
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone and welcome to Daily Dead’s third annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, we want to help you guys navigate your way through the shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas and hopefully help you save a few bucks along the way too.
This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by Rlj Entertainment and their recent terrifying yuletide release, A Christmas Horror Story. To help you guys get into the spirit of the season, we’ve put together 10 amazing prize packs filled with goodies, a t-shirt and your very own copy of A Christmas Horror Story to get you ready for the holiday season.
For a chance to win one of our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide prize packs, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address as well. »
- Heather Wixson
In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. One of the rarest of lycanthrope-centric films is the unfortunately late, Oscar-winning British cinematographer (David Lynch’s The Elephant Man) and noted horror filmmaker (Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, Tales From The Crypt)…
- Chris Alexander
Scream Factory is doing a hell of a job putting out not only interesting titles by themselves, but double feature Blurays as well. Whether it’s the Tales From The Crypt/Vault Of Horror combo or the upcoming Eliminators/The Dungeon Master double feature, it’s obvious that the gang over at Sf know what their fans want and do a great job of giving it to them.
Joining the Scream Factory double feature lineup, is the January 5th double feature release of The House Where Evil Dwells & Ghost Warrior. It’s interesting to see Sf releasing a double feature of two films that are both martial arts-based horror films, and it shows the versatility that comes with their releases. Will you fright fanatics be picking this one up?
A century ago, a samurai brutally murdered his adulterous wife and her lover before taking his own life. »
- Jerry Smith
Syfy is continuing to amp up its scripted slate of originals, now with an anthology series that has landed a two-season order upfront.
Variety has learned the NBCUniversal cabler has greenlit twelve hours of “Channel Zero,” a limited horror anthology series, which will feature a different story each season, kicking off with “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” based on the tale written by Kris Straub, which gained popularity online as a “creepypasta” — user-generated horror stories that are passed around the internet.
“Candle Cove” centers on a man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980’s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
At CBS, Silver Pictures Television is developing “Bathory,” with “Battlestar Galactica” alum David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”) on board to executive produce with Silver and Ferrell. Set in 1600s Budapest, “Bathory” is described as a radical take on vampire mythology following the first known female serial killer, Elizabeth Bathory.
At Fox, “Soar” revolves around a former NBA prodigy turned felon who become the basketball coach at an upscale high school after his release from prison. Todd Slavin and Darren Swimmer, most recently of Syfy’s “Defiance” and “Dominion,” are writing and »
- Cynthia Littleton
Horror comics and magazines filled my shelves as a kid, titles such as Creepy, Eerie, House of Secrets and The Witching Hour weakening my eyes and troubling my sleep. I simply could not get enough of them. However, when I discovered that there were films made in the same multistory, blood soaked spirit, well, I forgot about sleep altogether. My first stop was Creepshow (1982), and delighted with that, I made my way back through earlier (and gentler) excursions of terror. Step right up ladies and gentlemen! Enter the Torture Garden (1967), a carnival exhibit where the evils of man are laid before you…for a price.
Released by Columbia Pictures November ’67 in the U.K. and July ’68 in North America, Torture Garden was the second film of Amicus Productions (Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (’65) being the first) that followed the omnibus format. Amicus, started by producers Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky, »
- Scott Drebit
Veteran character actor William Sadler talks about his work in the genre and elsewhere. William Sadler is an actor whose roles have spanned the Hollywood spectrum. He has squared off against Bruce Willis’ John McClane character in Die Hard 2, he was the American President in Iron Man 3 and even picked up a Saturn…
- Chris Alexander
Over at my other haunt, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, there is currently posted, in honor of Halloween week, what I think are two very special treats (and possibly tricks). The first is a very challenging frame grab quiz in which readers are asked to guess the titles of 31 movies based on eerie images that may or may not be so easy to identify. The other is a special edition of the traditional interview-type quiz I occasionally come up devoted entirely to the harrowing world of horror. It features the usual batch of questions for which there are no wrong answers, only your answers, which makes it much more fun to fill out and especially to read. As usual, it’s taking me a while to get around to submitting my own answers to the quiz, but in the creeping shadow of the approaching holiday I thought I »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Born just days before Halloween, filmmaker Michael Dougherty has always had an affinity for the spooky holiday. After breaking into the business by co-writing X2: X-Men United, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary and Superman Returns with Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty set out on his own to make his directorial debut with the horror anthology Trick 'r Treat, long before the format was back en vogue. Despite getting rave reviews from the festival circuit in 2007 and 2008, Warner Bros. decided to forgo a theatrical release, instead debuting it on DVD back in 2009. It became an immediate cult classic, with some starting annual traditions of watching Trick 'r Treat every year on October 31.
Trick 'r Treat tells four separate stories, all set on Halloween night in the same town, as it's revealed how each of these completely different characters' stories are connected to one another. Lurking in the shadows for each of these tales is Sam, »
It shouldn’t be a surprise to any of our readers that we here at PopOptiq love horror movies. All month long we’ve been counting down the 200 greatest horror films ever made alongside our 31 Days of Horror marathon. And every year just before Halloween, our staff bands together to decide what our favourite horror films of the past year are. It’s never an easy feat since we don’t always agree but as with every list, nobody will. That said, here are the 17 best horror films of 2015 according to our writers.
Note: We didn’t bother to list them in any order but we recommend them all!
A Christmas Horror Story offers five interwoven tales of terror set on Christmas Eve, as executed by three Canadian filmmakers, Grant Harvey, Bret Sullivan and veteran genre producer Steven Hoban making his feature directorial debut. Much like Trick ‘r Treat, »
- Ricky Fernandes
Juan Navarro is an artist and co-founder of the small press indie comic book company Creature Entertainment located in Miami, Florida. He writes the supernatural crime drama Rez and draws the psychological horror story Tommy. He also runs his own website Fwacata and has his own webcomic The Zombie Years about a futuristic zombie apocalypse.
I first met Juan at Collective Con in Jacksonville, Florida. I bought both issues of Tommy, a psychological horror story about a child whose pet rabbit is a serial killer. I fell in love with Juan’s art style. It is in the same vein as Sam Keith and Skottie Young that combines a cartoonish style with dark grittiness. Think an unholy cross between Looney Tunes and Tales From The Crypt. Since then, I have followed Juan’s work and always look forward to hearing about the next project he is involved in.
Juan took »
- Ben Howard
The 1985 anthology series Amazing Stories is being revived on NBC. Sad news is, original producer Steven Spielberg isn't going to be involved. Instead, this reboot of the cult classic is being developed by Bryan Fuller, who just wrapped up as Hannibal show runner after three seasons. Joining him are Grey's Anatomy producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
The new Amazing Stories will still be an anthology series that spans a number of genres, including horror, sci-fi, animation, comedy and fantasy. Bryan Fuller is writing the pilot script. It will be an hour long weekly show that tells 'fantastic, strange and supernatural stories.' The original Amazing Stories ran for two seasons. Spielberg created the show, writing and directing several episodes. During it's limited run, it earned 12 Emmy nominations, and took home 5 awards.
Horror fans have been dying for a good HD release of Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight for quite some time, and thanks to gang at Scream Factory, we not only have just that, but a special edition Bluray of release of Bordello Of Blood as well. Both releases feature brand new commentaries, as well as in depth docs detailing the making of and in the case of the latter Tales film, the troubles of everything from casting to diva attitudes. We had the chance to check out both releases, so sit back and read on!
There are very few horror/comedies as entertaining as 1995’s Demon Knight. The first of three Tales From the Crypt films (2002’s Ritual was so bad that very few fans even acknowledge it), the Ernest Dickerson-helmed film was an instant hit with horror fans, and rightfully so, it’s kind of perfect. »
- Jerry Smith
With the impossibly fun Tales of Halloween now in wide release, it seems like as good a time as any to dig deep into one of my favorite subgenres of horror: the anthology film. From Tales from the Crypt to Tales from the Darkside to Tales from the Hood, the horror anthology offers something for everyone. And apparently that something is “tales.”
In speaking with most of the directors from Tales of Halloween, there was consensus in their feelings about what makes for a great anthology film: singularity of vision and consistency of quality. Both can be difficult to achieve, as the format practically dictates that some segments be stronger than others or express a different voice. But when an anthology can achieve even one of those things, there’s the potential for real horror movie magic.
- Patrick Bromley
October 20th is yet another stellar week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, all leading up to our favorite holiday: Halloween. One of my favorite films of all time, Ernest Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, is finally making its way to HD via a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. And as if that’s not enough, Scream is also busy with two more great releases this Tuesday as well—Bordello of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection.
Kino Lorber is reviving another cult classic on Tuesday too—The Oblong Box—which is based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale and co-stars two cinematic legends, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. For those of you Back to the Future fans out there (and really, who isn’t?), Universal is giving the series a few special releases in time for the film’s 30th anniversary and, »
- Heather Wixson
Tomorrow, Scream Factory will release their respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Bordello of Blood and Demon Knight—a Halloween treat that would certainly please the Cryptkeeper. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bordello of Blood and (1) Blu-ray copy of Demon Knight.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Tales From the Crypt Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 25th. 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.
- Derek Anderson
1985. Horror was going through a sea change on the film front, as slashers were shown the door and creature features became the cool kids on campus again. People lined up to see vampires (Fright Night) and werewolves (Silver Bullet) and zombies (Day of the Dead), oh my—but my favorite subgenre, the Mad Scientist, came roaring back to life with director Stuart Gordon’s (From Beyond, Dagon) manic masterpiece debut, Re-Animator.
Released in October, Re-Animator proved once again that when properly executed, horror and humor are delightful bedfellows, co-conspirators with the noblest of intentions: to entertain. Horror, while certainly not easy to do well (scroll through Netflix on any given day), has it made in the shade compared to comedy. Humor is more subjective, and what rubs me as funny may chafe you as stupid or insipid. Most people will agree that The Exorcist is terrifying, but not everyone likes »
- Scott Drebit
Running Time: 97 minutes
Tales of Halloween is a horror anthology which sees several up-and-coming horror directors, as well as some already established, take turns in trying the scare the viewer.
Set in a small Us town, we move from house to house witnessing all manner of strange going-ons. The best thing about Tales of Halloween is that there is something for absolutely everyone. The stories feature witches, ghosts, demons, the devil, goblins, serial killers and even alien abductions.
Events start on a high with Sweet Tooth (who will surely become the next urban legend a la Candy man). Its a »
- Kat Hughes
A good comedy can make people laugh until it hurts and a great drama can reduce an audience to tears, but nothing affects movies goers as profoundly as a terrifying horror story. The experience of watching a horror movie taps into the viewer’s most primal instincts, causing physical reactions like trembling, screaming and leaping out of one’s seat. Everyone has experienced at least one film that left them leering at dark corners and afraid to go to sleep. Horror stories and the anthology format are the perfect match. Anthologies allow for several features over the course of a single film, and each one can frighten, »
- Victor Stiff
1-20 of 81 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners