6 items from 2016
Given some distance and the perspective of time, almost every horror film seems to look better and find its audience. Though the early to mid 1990s have long been considered a particularly bad period for American horror movies, recent years have seen a number of titles being reassessed and opinions on them revised to be much more favorable than they were 20 years ago. Titles like Disturbing Behavior and I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Rage: Carrie 2, largely written off by horror fans during their theatrical releases in the ’90s, are now being talked about as secretly good genre efforts not because the movies have actually improved, but because enough time has passed that the films can be removed from their historical context and taken for what they are.
Of course, some ’90s titles were always secretly good; they only needed some time to find their audience. »
- Patrick Bromley
The lunar cycle wreaks havoc on Ted Harrison in Bad Moon. The 1996 werewolf film comes out on Blu-ray this Tuesday from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bad Moon.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Bad Moon Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 24th. 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.
“Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. »
- Derek Anderson
A family member has a ferocious (and furry) secret in Eric Red’s Bad Moon, making its Blu-ray debut on July 19th from Scream Factory, and we have high-def clips and a trailer teasing what to expect on the new home media release of the 1996 werewolf film.
“Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. The family dog Thor, devoted to defending the household, has his suspicions.
Writer/director Eric Red (Cohen and Tate, Body Parts) delivers a new infusion of thrills with this red blooded shocker. Michael Paré (Streets of Fire) portrays Ted, hiding his accursed condition from his sister (Mariel Hemmingway, »
- Derek Anderson
For years, director Fritz Lang shared the story of his summoning by Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, one involving the banning of The Testament of Dr. Mabuse that would cause his flee from Germany to Paris. This was later proven to be at least partly false by biographer Patrick McGilligan in his book The Nature of the Beast. It was mostly a fable, just a story repeated by Lang in his films for impact.
Does that make the story any less interesting? Cinema is comprised largely of the fictitious, so whether or not Lang espoused these stories on his own time as truth is irrelevant to one degree or another — an argument could be made that if it lands for audiences when shown on the screen, it has some worth.
Watch a video on the story below, recounted with imagery from Lang’s filmography, with a nod to CineTransit. »
- Mike Mazzanti
Eric Red should be a horror icon by this point. Having written films such as Near Dark, The Hitcher and countless other entertaining genre films, the writer and sometimes director has such a singular voice, that he deserves any recognition that comes his way. A lot of my favorite films of his were made in the ’80s but with films like Body Parts and the subject of this post, Bad Moon, Red has been active and relative in every decade since his debut years ago. Thanks to the always reliable gang over at Scream Factory, Red’s 1996 werewolf film Bad Moon is set to make its Bluray debut on July 19th, complete with both the theatrical And director’s cut of the film and a pretty impressive amount of supplemental material. We’ve got the complete info for your fright fanatics, so read on!
Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. »
- Jerry Smith
A family member has a furry and ferocious secret in Eric Red’s Bad Moon, making its Blu-ray debut on July 19th from Scream Factory. The special features for the high-definition release have now been revealed, including a new director’s cut with audio commentary by Red:
Press Release: Half man. Half wolf. Total terror. Scream Factory proudly presents Bad Moon for the first time on Blu-ray on July 19, 2016. This release comes complete with special features, including a new director’s version supervised by Eric Red, and new interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew.
Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. »
- Derek Anderson
6 items from 2016
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