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Now on Blu-ray: We All Scream For The Resurrected and Hell Night From Scream Factory!

Shout! Factory sublabel Scream Factory has come a long way in the five and a half years since they first appeared on the scene in 2012 with Halloween II. What was once a company focused on big name horror films missing from Blu-ray, has become as much a niche distributor as some of the smaller companies, grabbing oft requested films and doing the work to get them out in the best editions possible. Two recent releases that caught my eye are the recent Us Blu-ray debuts of Dan O'Bannon's Lovecraft adaptation The Resurrected, and Tom DeSimone's '80s ghost story Hell Night. Both films have been requested by horror fans for years and Scream was finally able to make it happen. Are these upgrades worth your...

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September 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Mummy (2017), Phenomena, The Resurrected

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This week’s list of horror-themed home entertainment releases is almost exhausting, as we have well over 30 titles coming our way on September 12th. For those who may have missed them in theaters earlier this year, you can now finally catch up with both The Mummy (2017) and It Comes At Night, as they’re both headed home on multiple formats.

Cult film fans should keep an eye out for an array of releases this Tuesday, including The Fox With A Velvet Tail, The Resurrected, the standard two-disc Blu-ray for Dario Argento’s Phenomena, The Creep Behind the Camera, Spider, and Don Coscarelli’s entire Phantasm series comes home in a five-disc DVD set from Well Go USA.

Other notable releases for September 12th include The Ghoul, Dead Again in Tombstone, The Hatred, Ruby, Tobor the Great, and Night Gallery: The Complete Series.

The Fox With A Velvet Tail (Mondo Macabro,
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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.


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:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to 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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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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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 September Blu-ray Releases for After Midnight (1989), Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected & More

As special guests on the Shock Waves podcast, the fine folks at Scream Factory just gave horror fans four big reasons to look forward to September, as they announced Blu-ray releases for The Spell (September 5th), Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected, aka Shatterbrain (September 12th), After Midnight (September 26th), and A Quiet Place in the Country (September 26th).

From Scream Factory: "We just announced four new upcoming titles on the Shockwaves podcast (which you can listen to and hear a lot more Scream Factory scoop @ ). Here’s are the early details!

The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain) (1991) – Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the
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Top 11 Lovecraftian Horror Films

The work of H.P. Lovecraft has inspired not only legions of fans throughout the years but an entire sub-genre of horror. Highlighted by frail, false realities masking a horrific and unfathomable truth… and of course, tentacles, fans embrace Lovecraftian horror films like the squishy appendages they feature.

And with the release of Dead Shadows, we remember our Top 11 Lovecraftian Horror Films.

This list contains not just movies inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, although some of them are certainly here; it also has movies that fall into the Lovecraftian-inspired category. Cosmic horror of the unknown and unknowable that could fracture sanity hovering over reality. Cthulhu. And, of course, those tentacles we mentioned earlier.

As for honorable mentions, how about the wildly popular hit HBO show "True Detective" for starters? There are certainly some Lovecraftian influences there, including Rust Cohle's ideas on fate and religion and the cult of Hastur operating in Louisiana.
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Exclusive: More Horror Interview with Chris Sarandon

Interviewed by Michael Juvinall,

Actor Chris Sarandon has appeared in numerous stage, screen, and Television roles since 1972. Horror fans know him best as the handsome, yet wicked vampire “Jerry Dandrige” in the now classic film Fright Night (1985), as well as playing the lead as detective Mike Norris in the original Child’s Play (1988) film. He is also well known for playing the speaking voice of “Jack Skellington” in Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Some of his other genre roles include The Sentinel (1977), The Resurrected (1991), The Vampyre Wars (1996), Bordello of Blood (1996), and a small role in the Fright Night remake (2011).

He is also well known for his non genre roles including Dog Day Afternoon (1975) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Other roles include the evil prince in The Princess Bride (1987), as well as over 80 more film and Television appearances.

The extremely versatile actor has
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Nosferatu Creeps and Logan Runs to the Egyptian in March!

This March, the American Cinematheque will play host to two programmes that will send a succulent shiver down the spine of any buff of classic horror and science fiction.

On Saturday, March 20th, the Egyptian theatre presents Encounters at the Edge of Sanity: A Tribute to Werner Herzog, and welcomes legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, for a live discussion between his seminal films Nosferatu the Vampyre and Cobra Verde, both starring Herzog’s favorite collaborator, the genius actor Klaus Kinski.

Nosferatu, of course, needs no introduction to monster maniacs. Citing F.W. Murnau’s milestone 1922 (unauthorized) Dracula-adaptation Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror- featuring the immortal performance of Max Schreck as the vampire Orlock – as the best film ever made in Germany, Herzog, already a lauded writer/director himself, remade the film in 1979 as an homage to the work that inspired him so, and that had defined German cinema of the time.
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Remembering Dan O'Bannon: A Look Back at Return Of The Living Dead

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Remembering Dan O'Bannon: A Look Back at Return Of The Living Dead
Warning: If you haven’t seen it (and if that’s the case, get thee to the DVD immediately), the following contains major spoilers for Return Of The Living Dead.

I’ve noticed that Dan O’Bannon’s recent passing has inspired a lot of scolding obituaries, with paragraphs devoted to lecturing a reader ignorant of O’Bannon’s contributions to film. I’ve already been told this week in open letters by complete strangers how I don’t even know that he wrote the original draft of Alien and therefore created the chest-burster and he worked with John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper and on Star Wars and if wasn’t for him there would be no... was Dan O’Bannon doomed to an obscurity I was unaware of? While he is less famous than some of his collaborators, possibly unfairly, he will never need to be explained to me
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Dan O'Bannon Website Opens Doors

Dread Central was pointed in the direction of a new official website that celebrates the genius of the late Dan O'Bannon today, and there's no better place to celebrate the man's legacy.

Dan himself was working on this when he died, and his wife, Diane, wanted to let fans know how much she and their son, Adam, appreciate the outpouring of affection and respect for Dan’s work since his passing last Thursday.

The site contains many interesting bits of O’Bannon information for fans of his work including info on the last script he was working on and a new zombie project that Dan had intended to direct, Dan O’Bannon’s Zombies: Fruit of the Tomb.

As most fans of H.P. Lovecraft already know, Dan was a life-long Lovecraft fan. Lovecraftian elements permeate Alien, and Dan adapted The Case of Charles Dexter Ward into 1992’s The Resurrected, which
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Remembering the late, great Dan O'Bannon

This unassuming, multitalented film-maker, who has died aged 63, was best known as the brain behind Alien. But he was so much more

Yesterday, following a short battle with an undisclosed illness, Dan O'Bannon sadly passed away aged 63. While his name should be vaguely familiar to cinemagoers as the writer and creator of Alien, to fans of genre films it should be tattooed somewhere on their person. O'Bannon was part of the fabric of genre films, a fixture. Though his star never rose above a certain elevation, in his own unassuming fashion he was a game-changer in more ways than Avatar will ever manage.

I've always had as much an interest in the nuts-and-bolts technical and artistic side of the movie-making process as in the finished films themselves. In the 1980s I wasn't alone: there were plenty of magazines, such as Cinefantastique, Fantastic Films and Starburst that were full of interviews with behind-the-camera workers.
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Dan O’Bannon 1946 – 2009

American screenwriter and sometime director Dan O’Bannon has passed away in Los Angeles. He was 63. O’Bannon’s contribution to cinema is mainly within the science fiction genre and his screenplay ‘Star Beast’ provided the basis for the landmark classic Alien (1979).

He also provided screenplays for Total Recall and Screamers; based on original works by writer Philip K. Dick. In his early career he worked alongside John Carpenter on Dark Star, even starring as Sgt. Pinback. O’Bannon worked on Star Wars as a special-effects man.

In the 1980s, he directed the fun zombie horror flick Return of the Living Dead. His second (and last) attempt in the director’s chair resulted in The Resurrected, based on H.P. Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. His other screenwriting work includes Blue Thunder, Lifeforce, Invaders From Mars and Heavy Metal.

However, he entered into film history with Alien. Written with Ronald Shusset,
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Dan O.Bannon, 63, Passes Away

Dan O’Bannon, science fiction screenwriter and director, passed away on December 17, 2009 in Los Angeles. He was best known for his work in the science-fiction and horror genres, with hits that included Alien, Total Recall, and The Return of the Living Dead.

O’Bannon made his first splash in 1974 with Dark Star, which expanded a low-budget, 45-minute short co-written with fellow USC student John Carpenter. Although the film had sci-fi trappings, such as a space ship and cryogenic freezing technology, Dark Star was essentially a quirky, black-hearted comedy about the ship’s misfit crew members. The movie became a cult hit; and not only did O’Bannon work on the screenplay, but he had an acting role as a character named Sgt. Pinback.

A few years later, after working on special computer animation and graphic displays for a little feature called Star Wars, O’Bannon wrote the script for Alien,
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