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The Crooked Man will make sure your Valentine's Day is bloody spectacular. Starring Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn) The Crooked Man will be released on DVD, Digital HD, and VOD on February 14th courtesy of Lionsgate. Also in today's second Horror Highlights: a look at the new Injustice 2 trailer, an exclusive clip from Hostage to the Devil, and a Borderline poster and trailer.
The Crooked Man DVD, HD, and VOD Release Details: Press Release: "No soul is safe when the chilling horror film The Crooked Man arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand February 14 from Lionsgate. As a young girl, Olivia (Angelique Rivera) recited a haunting rhyme at a slumber party, which summoned the demonic figure known as the Crooked Man. Years later, she must team up with a reclusive mastermind (Michael Jai White) to defeat the demon before they die by his hands. The Crooked Man »
- Tamika Jones
Racing onto Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms everywhere on January 17th is Death Race 2050, which was co-written and directed by G.J. Echternkamp and produced by the legendary Roger Corman, who was also the producing force behind Death Race 2000 back in the mid-1970s.
In late 2016, just a day or two after the 2016 Presidential Election, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Corman about this latest iteration of the Death Race universe. During our conversation, Corman discussed the socio-political relevance of both Death Race 2050 as well as the original Death Race, why they chose to return to the retro-futuristic realm for this iteration, collaborating with Echternkamp, and what keeps him going after enjoying a successful career in Hollywood for over 60 years now.
Great to speak to you today, Roger. I have a feeling this conversation would have went a little bit differently had the election gone a different way. »
- Heather Wixson
The word “normalize” has gotten a lot of mileage in the past couple months, thanks to the rise of a racist, sexist, xenophobic reality star to the presidency of the country. The media’s “gotta hear both sides” mentality toward his alt-right supporters has been called an agent of normalization for once-radical politics, as has the hair-tousling antics of Jimmy Fallon and the “It’ll be good for business!” shrug of many in the business world and the Republican party.
But the notion that the mass media helps reassure us that things aren’t as bad as they seem—that they’re funny and fine and normal—is not new. Paul Verhoeven’s trio of science fiction classics (RoboCop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers) explored this, each using the mass media to make unpalatable ideas more palatable. A short video essay from Fandor captures this well.
Paul Verhoeven’s Mass »
- Clayton Purdom
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