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This fall, four icons of horror will come to Universal Studios Hollywood to raise a little hell and create a lot of scares for attendees. The previously announced Michael Myers and Leatherface mazes, along with the Freddy vs. Jason attraction, are teased in new videos and official descriptions ahead of Halloween Horror Nights’ September 16th opening in Hollywood:
Press Release: Universal City, CA, July 26, 2016 – Freddy Krueger. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Michael Myers. The four most terrifying names in horror come together at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood as the silver screen’s extreme serial killers bleed into a trio of all-new slasher-themed mazes, beginning Friday, September 16, 2016.
In “Freddy vs. Jason,” demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) returns to the scene of the crime, this time accompanied by notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) to inflict twice as much terror. Inspired »
- Derek Anderson
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, a screening of the film will occur at this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival on Friday, July 8th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: info on the digital restoration of Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Torchwood #1 San Diego Comic Con 2016 details.
This Friday Night. July 8th at 11pm. Presented by Popcorn Frights Film Festival.
Giveaways by Scream Factory and Neca.
O Cinema Wynwood: 90 Nw 29th St, Miami, Fl 33127.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be preceded by Aj Briones’acclaimed short-film “Smiling Man”.
The Buzz Is Back!!! Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming. »
- Tamika Jones
It’s yet another insanely slow holiday Monday, so we thought we’d spice things up with a look at even more behind-the-scenes shots from Leatherface, thanks to tipster Mike Magnano. In the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Jessica Madsen plays one of four inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor) who escape from a […] »
This August, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 celebrates its 30th anniversary, and Neca is getting the party started early by revealing new photos of the film’s infinitely quotable character, Chop-Top (Bill Moseley).
Set for a September release, Neca’s Chop-Top figure comes with an array of accessories, including a wire hanger and lighter. We have official details below, as well as a photo gallery.
From Neca: “It’s the 30th anniversary of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and we’re marking the occasion with the first appearance of Chop Top in our retro clothed action figure line!
From the 1986 film, Leatherface’s sadistic brother Chop Top stands 8” tall and is dressed in intricately detailed and tailored fabric clothing similar to the iconic toy lines of the 1970s. He’s fully poseable and comes complete with tons of accessories: wire hanger, razor, lighter, hammer, removable wig and removable glasses. »
- Derek Anderson
As a special exclusive for Daily Dead readers, we have Carl Kelsch’s new short film, For My Facebook, available to watch now. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Blu-ray / DVD release details, info on Europe’s 4K Uhd Blu-ray release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and a Q&A with Restoration director/co-writer/co-star Zack Ward.
Exclusive: Watch the Short Film For My Facebook: Press Release: “It all started with a funny image that popped in writer/director Carl Kelsch’s head: a play on words that yielded the final shots of ‘For My Facebook’ (To say more would spoil the ending). With only a few directing credits under his belt, he recruited jack-of-all-horror-trades Louie Cortes (Dir. of Attack of the Brain People, writer of Blood Slaughter Massacre) to do Sound. Kelsch, who also operated the camera, got input from Cortes on blocking and framing. »
- Tamika Jones
At the Monsterpalooza horror convention in Pasadena, Sideshow Collectibles unveiled one of their most anticipated horror releases: the new Leatherface Premium Format Figure.
While official release details have yet to be revealed, Sideshow’s Leatherface Premium Format Figure was teased by Sideshow at this weekend’s Monsterpalooza, giving horror fans a good look at their detailed depiction of one of the intense antagonists from Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
If you can’t make it to the convention, you can view the figure in the photos below, and we’d like to offer a big thanks to Cesar Marin, Rodrigo Hernandez, and Corinne Fortunato for taking the photos and posting them on Instagram!
The Leatherface Premium Format Figure is part of Sideshow’s new horror releases that pay tribute to some of the genre’s biggest icons, including Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Pinhead.
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- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Patrick Bromley
Back in February, we reported that a number of genre icons were coming together for a new film entitled Death House, which has been dubbed The Expendables of Horror. At the time, we didn't known when production would begin, or if a release date had been set. Today, we have word that principal photography is about to wrap, and the filmmakers are eyeing a late 2016 or early 2017 release date. Photos from this horror-thriller have also been released, giving us our first look at legends such as Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace and many more.
Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth. Entertainment Factory's Death House is about to wrap principal photography in Philadelphia, »
This third week of April has some exciting home entertainment offerings for us genre fans, including the special edition releases of two cult classics I adore, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and The Stuff. An indie film I’ve been hearing about for a while now, Grimewave, also makes its way to DVD this Tuesday and while it may not be traditional horror, Oscar-winner The Revenant certainly has enough badassery contained within its cinematic frames to be worthy of mentioning this week, and it arrives on both Blu-ray and DVD on April 19th.
Other notable releases this week include Smothered (which features a ton of horror icons and was directed by John Schneider of Smallville and Dukes of Hazzard fame), 15 Till Midnight, Classroom 6, Ip Man 3, German Angst and She Wolf Rising.
When the legendary, unstoppable serial killer Cfk stumbles upon a drug deal, he accidentally »
- Heather Wixson
Scream Factory pays tribute to the Sawyer family on April 19th with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray copy of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on April 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.
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory celebrates the upcoming 30th anniversary of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in style on Tuesday with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the beloved sequel, and we have a clip and a trailer that tease the film’s high-def makeover, as well as a look at the new episode of Horror’s Hallowed Grounds that is included in the bonus features.
From the Press Release: “The buzzz is back! On April 19, 2016, Scream Factory will release The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 [Collector’s Edition] in a comprehensive 2-disc set with 10 hours of bonus features, including nearly 5 hours of exclusive content.
In 1974, horror fans rejoiced upon the release of Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The movie raised the stakes of in-your-face filmmaking and changed the face of horror. Twelve years later, Hooper and the Sawyer clan are back with this deviously entertaining sequel, starring Dennis Hopper in one of »
- Derek Anderson
Let’s be honest here: Scream Factory is a continuous machine, releasing genre favorites and various other films every year, with a strong emphasis on putting out films that horror fans have been dying to see given the deluxe treatment. From the early days of putting out awesome special editions of films like Halloween III and Lifeforce, to their ongoing partnership with IFC Midnight for releases such as The Babadook or Dark Summer, it’s a surefire fact that they’ve instilled an all across the board approach to the horror home video plateau. We dedicated a pretty hefty amount of time this past week to giving recent and upcoming Sf releases an in depth look, so naturally, here’s part one of our two-part our Massive Scream Factory rundown review!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (April 19th)
With a brand new 2K HD transfer and a large amount of special features, »
- Jerry Smith
The 1974 horror movie classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been terrifying fans for more than four decades. Those looking for a new way to experience this classic may be in luck soon. Last year, Ohio businessman Roy Rose bought the Last Chance Gas Station, which served as the fictional Gulf Oil gas station and BBQ restaurant in the movie. The businessman is planning to turn this rundown gas station into a hororr-themed BBQ restaurant. And he recently shared some progress on the restaurant's new Facebook page, along with the following message.
"We are restoring the Smoker House saved as much original wood as possible, added some from another barn that had fallen down...Put concrete underneath ... This time The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station is being restored in a correct manor.....Looks Awesome......Let me tell ya chainsaw fans...."
According to The Guardian, Roy Rose bought the property at 1073 Highway 304 in Bastrop, »
The Last Chance Gas Station from the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a key setting in the 1974 horror classic where Leatherface murdered a carload of teenagers, will soon be the home of a different kind of carnage, as the building is in the process of being restored as a BBQ joint. In a nod to the cult film, the new business – which will retain the same appearance as Texas Chain Saw Massacre – will operate under the name We Slaughter Barbecue, Hitfix reports.
The Bastrop, Texas business will also double as »
We previously reported that the gang at Scream Factory are about to make the month of April an awesome one, with the 4/12 double feature of Anthony Perkins-led films Destroyer and Edge Of Sanity (link). Personally, that alone is reason enough to celebrate, but any respectable horror fan knows that the Sf crew likes to go big. Corin Hardy (the upcoming reboot of The Crow)’s The Hallow is arriving April 5th, with the tale of a man up against a demonic entity, loosened from the wilderness around it. We had a short chat with Hardy last year, and it’s definitely enough to get genre fans excited for this Scream Factory/IFC Midnight team-up release.
Arriving April 5th
When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly »
- Jerry Smith
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and to celebrate, Scream Factory revealed the release details for their upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the sequel, which includes nearly five hours of new bonus features content:
Press Release: The buzzz is back! On April 19, 2016, Scream Factory will release The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 [Collector’s Edition] in a comprehensive 2-disc set with 10 hours of bonus features, including nearly 5 hours of exclusive content.
In 1974, horror fans rejoiced upon the release of Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The movie raised the stakes of in-your-face filmmaking and changed the face of horror. Twelve years later, Hooper and the Sawyer clan are back with this deviously entertaining sequel, starring Dennis Hopper in one of the most deliciously crazed performances of his career.
For a decade, Texas Ranger Lefty Enright (Hopper) has sought to avenge the brutal »
- Derek Anderson
Freezing conditions. Dangerous stunts. Here are a few examples of actors who've suffered through some high-profile film roles...
When DiCaprio lifted his Best Actor trophy at this year's Oscars, we're surprised he didn't scream, "It's about damn time I won one of these. I slept in a goddamn hollowed-out horse for you people!"
Ah yes, the hollowed-out horse. But there was also the scene where DiCaprio had to eat a raw bison liver, or the sundry moments where the actor had to crawl in and out of freezing cold lakes and rivers. At a time when whizzy computer effects can make the impossible look possible, the cast and crew of The Revenant decided to take a decidedly analogue approach to making their period survival drama, with the long, arduous shoot taking place in ice-cold parts of Canada, the Us and Argentina.
Grim though the experience of making The Revenant was, »
Despite Deadpool smashing all box-office records in every corner of the world ($132.7 million in Three Freaking Days — and that’s just in North America!), that’s not the only news that broke this Valentine’s weekend.
In case you, too, were ensconced in a Ryan Reynolds bubble since Friday, take a gander at these other developments:
• Am I dreaming?! News broke this weekend that Death House is a thing. With a script by the late Gunnar Hansen (a.k.a. Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s Leatherface) and Harrison Smith (director of Camp Dread) the flick is set to star a who’s who of horror: Robert Englund (Freddy — obviously — from A Nightmare On Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Jason from Friday The 13th), Doug Bradley (Pinhead from Hellraiser), Dee Wallace (Cujo, The Howling), Barbara Crampton (Re-animator), and Danny Trejo (well … everything), among others. Being called an Expendables for the scare set, »
- Harker Jones
Death House is a new in-development horror film that appears to borrow from the Expendables formula when it comes to casting. The film will see many icons of the genre combine to tell, what sounds like an exceptionally twisted tale.
The Death House is the Area 51 of evil…A subterranean government facility that hold humanity’s worst on nine levels. Hell, Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils… the “dark stars” of Death House. These individuals are so heinous they can never walk among society again. They may also be supernatural.
Agents Toria Boon and Jae Novak have their own dark pasts, arriving at Death House to tour its levels and observe its denizens first-hand as well as the medical and mental experiments of Drs. Eileen Fletcher and Karen Redmane. Their depraved experiments date back to the Nazi doctors of WWII.
Prison cells are virtual reality holo decks that »
- Kat Hughes
A host of the horror genre’s biggest names are set to assemble for an Expendables-inspired ensemble entitled Death House, which is being directed by Harrison Smith (Camp Dread) from a script he wrote with the late Gunnar Hansen, a.k.a. Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Set to feature in the cast are horror icons Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes), Barbara Crampton (Chopping Mall), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Don Shanks (Halloween 5), Camille Keaton (I Spit On Your Grave) and Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn). Here’s the official synopsis…
The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds humanity’s worst on nine levels. Hell, Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils… »
- Amie Cranswick
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