9 items from 2015
In the world of Toolbox Murders 2, you probably don't want any sharp tools in your shed, let alone the sharpest tool. Toolbox Murders 2 will be released on Blu-ray / DVD August 4th. Also in this round-up: Choose Their Kill, The Sentinel, and The Legacy release details.
Toolbox Murders 2: Press Release: "The handyman of horror is back with a new box of tricks and fear in Toolbox Murders 2, a highly anticipated follow-up to the 2004 Tobe Hooper directed slasher classic. Directed by legendary special effects artist, producer and filmmaker Dean C. Jones (Dark Awakening, X-Men: First Class), Toolbox Murders 2 stars Chauntal Lewis (Séance), Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Brian Krause (Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers), Clifton Powell (Ray), Chris Doyle (Toolbox Murders) and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager). Picking up directly after the shocking events of the previous movie, Toolbox Murders 2 ratchets up the terror as it follows one of Hollywood’s most twisted killers. »
- Tamika Jones
Like all superheroes (or anyone else who uses a secret identity), there came a moment when someone finally cracked the code and published my real name. To be fair, my identity was a pretty poorly-kept secret by that point. The first time I went to an actual press event, I used my real name, and anytime I met someone, I used my real name. "Moriarty" was a fun identity to slip into, and especially in the early days of the site, we played up the mythology of things. My friends all got their own spy names and would show up in the reports in the form of Henchman Mongo and Segue Zagnut and Harry Lime and more. From my end, it was silly and fun, and not something to be taken seriously. But when Film Threat ran a fairly vicious hit piece on Harry, I was also a target, and »
- Drew McWeeny
Yesterday, I wrote about my first year in Los Angeles, which was all just a matter of settling in. Remember, when I moved to La, I knew a grand total of zero people who lived or worked here. I was not laden with contacts and strolling into a situation where everything was guaranteed to work out. Scott Swan and I took a huge chance when we packed up and moved out, and I am so horrified by how little money we had saved that I'm almost embarrassed to say the number. I was insanely naive when I arrived in town. I am still haunted by a choice we made in those early days, when we answered an ad in one of the trades that was looking for writers willing to work on a "per sketch" basis. I forget how much the rate was… $100 or so, but definitely not more than that… »
- Drew McWeeny
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo co-writer, Nikolaj Arcel is in talks to direct the Maine horror maestro’s horror/fantasy series. The project is now with Sony, after stints at Universal, and then Warner Bros.
Of course, this is hugely exciting news. King aficionados have always had a special place for the lone gunslinger series and its complex mythology. And it looks like the live version will be similarly ambitious, with an interconnected TV series.
But what kind of King movie will it be? There’s no doubt that early King novels are the pinnacle of terror (while the later ones could do with a good edit), but his film adaptations can be a bit ropey. Whether The Dark Tower will have more in common with Misery »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
What do Maximum Overdrive, The Lawnmower Man, Sleepwalkers, The Tommyknockers, The Mangler The Langoliers, Rose Red, Dreamcatcher, Desperation and Bag of Bones have in common? They’re all semi-charming, but ultimately disappointing adaptations of the great Stephen King’s work. None of… Continue Reading →
- Matt Molgaard
Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.
We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.
"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, »
- Jonathan James
By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.
In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.
Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »
Starring Brian Krause (Charmed, Sleepwalkers), James Rolfe (The Angry Video Game Nerd) and Matthew Ewald (Galidor); as well as horror icons such as Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave), Addy Miller (The Walking Dead) and Michael Christopher (Dawn of the Dead), Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story… The beginning of an invasion!
However, instead of lasers, space ships, and epic force, these aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth. To resurrect their dead as their own army set with but one goal. To wipe out all mankind! Only the towns folk on this Halloween night stand in the way of total domination. From the police department, to those trapped in a convenient store, »
- Phil Wheat
A remake of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) has been completed. The remake's title has been reduced to Plan 9. And, the film has been partially developed by John Johnson (Skeleton Key 3: The Organ Trail). The film stars: Brian Krause (Sleepwalkers), James Rolfe and Matthew Ewald. As well, Monster Pictures will distribute this title on DVD in February. A preview of that release is hosted here. The remake, just like the original, deals with an alien invasion. An extraterrestrial force utilizes the recently deceased, to do the fighting for them. Now, the entire world is in peril as the dead come back to life. Few will survive this bloodbath! The first trailer for Plan 9 hosts several actions shots. The alien zombie army uses everything in its arsenal to trap and later capture the few survivors who remain. B-movieish, the full trailer for Plan 9 is hosted below. »
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9 items from 2015
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