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Interview: Tony Jopia discusses ‘Dawning of the Dead’

Dawning of the Dead is the latest horror film for writer and director Tony Jopia who’s previous films include Cute Little Buggers (2017), Crying Wolf (2015) and Deadtime (2012). I got a chance to talk with Tony about why he decided to make a zombie film, never giving up and bringing the gore to the screen.

Hi Tony, thank you for joining me again today I appreciate you taking the time out to talk to me again. You are following up the critical success of Cute Little Buggers with your new film Dawning of the Dead. Why did you decide to make a zombie film?

We were working out way through the horror genres. We always said that we would make these films with the attitude that we would have fun making them. So, after doing a slasher with Dead Time, we then wanted to do a creature feature which we did
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Orlando’s Spooky Empire Convention to Feature Cast Members from the New It Movie

Spooky Empire has announced that Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff from the new It movie will be special guests at the Orlando convention this fall. In addition to the It (2017) cast's attendance, the convention will also celebrate a special 30th anniversary of Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, and more:

Press Release: Orlando – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night,
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Film Review: ‘Abattoir’

Film Review: ‘Abattoir’
Not quite the bloody mess its title would suggest, but a bit of a mess nonetheless, Darren Lynn Bousman’s “Abattoir” is a franchise-aspirational horror opus that takes too long establishing its premise, then peters out in a climactic jumble of scare-free digital effects. Some weak key performances and an uncertain tone further dim the appeal of this latest from the director of several “Saw” sequels and “Repo! The Genetic Opera.” Shot in late 2014, it’s finally arriving on 10 AMC screens nationwide after a tour of genre fests, simultaneous with streaming release.

Newspaper reporter Julia Talben (Jessica Lowndes from the “90210” reboot) panics when she gets a call at work from someone who identifies himself simply as “The man who just killed your sister.” Rushing to the latter’s house with police detective friend/suitor Grady (Joe Anderson), she discovers that indeed Amanda (Jackie Tuttle), as well as Amanda’s husband and small child,
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Where to Watch Hocus Pocus and More Spooky Movies on Halloween Night

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Halloween falls on a Monday this year, which means we won't shame you for staying tucked inside. (To be honest, we won't blame you if it was a Saturday, either.) If you're intent on celebrating Halloween by staying glued to the small screen, we can help. Out of everything on TV that night, here are all the Halloween specials and horror movies playing during primetime. You'll be able to pick between classics like Psycho and Halloween and new favorites like Saw and The Purge. Plus, Halloween episodes of South Park and The Simpsons are airing all night long! Related:13 Nights of Halloween: Here's the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon! AMC 8 p.m. - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 10 p.m. - Halloween BBC America 8 p.m. - Pyscho Comedy Central 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. - South Park Halloween episodes Food Network 8 p.m. - Halloween Baking Championship 9 p.
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Dead of Summer Round Table: Are You Ready For The Bloodbath?

If there was ever an episode to leave us speechless, Dead of Summer Season 1 Episode 9 did just that.

Revealing Amy as the secret helper of Malphas, and the killer of Cricket and friends, was the biggest shock we've seen on television in a long time.

Below, TV Fanatics Allison Nichols, Yana Grebenyuk, and Caralynn Lippo discuss that shocking Amy reveal, the trajectory of the final episode, and whether Malphas can be stopped.

React to Amy being evil.

Allison: I really loved this twist. I didn't see it coming, and it made Amy a lot more interesting.

Yana: Amy's story gained so much traction from that twist. And kudos to Elizabeth Lail who really sold it.

Caralynn: Elizabeth Lail gave her best performance of the season during this episode. The whole "possessed person isn't actually innocent/pure" twist is one of my absolute favorites in horror, and it really worked to salvage the character of Amy,
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Polter-guess: match the ghost to the movie – quiz

As Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot hits cinemas this week, how familiar are you with other movie ghouls?

Ghost Town

The Sixth Sense

The Haunting

Over Her Dead Body

Shutter

Dark Water

The Eye

The Grudge

Lady in White

Poltergeist

Beetlejuice

Hellraiser

Thirteen Ghosts

House on Haunted Hill

Ghosts of Mars

What Lies Beneath

The Haunting

The Innocents

Carnival of Souls

The Terror

Stir of Echoes

Mama

The Conjuring

Insidious

The Haunted Mansion

A Haunted House

Heart and Souls

The Frighteners

High Spirits

Haunted

House

Scrooged

Safe Haven

The Pact

Just Like Heaven

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Casper

Campfire Tales

Ghostbusters II

Ghost Dad

7 and above.

You showed real spirit

0 and above.

You never stood a ghost of a chance

4 and above.

That was a bust

Continue reading...
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John Cusack: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

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John Cusack has made 17 films in four years. We've found the ones that have gone all-but straight to DVD and watched them...

John Cusack is a bit of a Hollywood oddity. There’s no pattern to the type of movie he will choose to do, so he’s always kept us on our toes. Sure, he’ll make a dumb action movie, but that will often afford him the chance to make a few smaller gambles later on. Up until the last few years he’s played the system very well, but recently his ethic appears to have, um, waned? A little?

Since the heady days of Say Anything and Sixteen Candles he’s come to represent a sort of slightly weird-looking, awkwardly charming, offbeat everyman that men aged 18-49 can look at and go 'me'” - which is fine. There’s a place for that, as
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Filmmaker's Book of the Dead (Second Edition) Book Signing at Dark Delicacies

By Jonathan Weichsel

MoreHorror.com

The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is written by Danny Draven with a forward by Charles Band, owner of Full Moon Pictures.

The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder
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October 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Demon Knight, Bordello Of Blood, The Oblong Box

  • DailyDead
October 20th is yet another stellar week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, all leading up to our favorite holiday: Halloween. One of my favorite films of all time, Ernest Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, is finally making its way to HD via a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. And as if that’s not enough, Scream is also busy with two more great releases this Tuesday as well—Bordello of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection.

Kino Lorber is reviving another cult classic on Tuesday too—The Oblong Box—which is based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale and co-stars two cinematic legends, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. For those of you Back to the Future fans out there (and really, who isn’t?), Universal is giving the series a few special releases in time for the film’s 30th anniversary and,
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Tales From The Crypt Blu-ray Contest: Win Bordello Of Blood and Demon Knight

  • DailyDead
Tomorrow, Scream Factory will release their respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Bordello of Blood and Demon Knight—a Halloween treat that would certainly please the Cryptkeeper. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bordello of Blood and (1) Blu-ray copy of Demon Knight.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Tales From the Crypt Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 25th. 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.

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Bordello of Blood: "Wisecracking private eye Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller, Joe Dirt) investigates some strange
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Blu-ray Clips & Trailers from Demon Knight, Bordello Of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection

  • DailyDead
Next Tuesday, Scream Factory will offer horror fans several new options for Halloween movie marathons when The Larry Fessenden Collection and the Tales From the Crypt films Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood come out on respective Blu-rays. Ahead of their impending release date, we have clips and trailers from all three Blu-rays to give you a look at what's to come.

Demon Knight (Collector's Edition Blu-ray): "A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (William Sadler, Iron Man 3) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil. But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic) who has gathered the other six keys.

In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel.
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Release Details for Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight and Bordello Of Blood Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

  • DailyDead
Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.

Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.

Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.

Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities,
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Joel Silver finds financing to expand company

  • ScreenDaily
Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link
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Joel Silver finds financing to boost company

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Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link
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Silver Pictures finds financier

  • ScreenDaily
Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link
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Joel Silver Partners With Canadian Financier for Silver Pictures Entertainment

Joel Silver Partners With Canadian Financier for Silver Pictures Entertainment
Veteran producer Joel Silver has hooked up with Canadian financier Daryl Katz to independently finance a slate of feature films, television and digital projects. Longtime finance and packaging agent Hal Sadoff, who left ICM in 2012, will serve as CEO of the newly formed Silver Pictures Entertainment.

A representative for Silver declined to disclose how much Katz would be investing in the new venture.

Silver Pictures previously required studio backing to fund and develop its films. With the new partnership, Silver will have the freedom to do projects both inside and outside the studio system.

Sadoff and Silver have a longstanding relationship, having collaborated on “Gothika,” “Thirteen Ghosts” and “House on Haunted Hill.”

Katz is the founder and chairman of the Katz Group, one of Canada’s largest privately owned enterprises, with operations in pharmaceuticals, sports and entertainment and real estate.

Silver is currently developing a handful of pictures at Warners,
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The Grand Budapest Hotel movie review: best exotic nonsense

A grownup storybook of a movie spun out of candy-colored nonsense that challenges you to embrace its falseness and deny its romance. I’m “biast” (pro): love Wes Anderson

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Thank god for Wes Anderson. Our entertainment ecosystem may be one of bland tediousness in which creatively bankrupt movie machines spit out the same stories over and over again, but once in a while Anderson will commute from the other plane of existence he lives on — I imagine the colors are brighter there, and the air always faintly redolent of baking cookies — to bestow upon us a cinematic bonbon such as The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson’s boons are a torment as much as a treat, of course, reminders of just how unoriginal almost everyone else making movies is. Somehow, I endure them anyway.

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'Taken 3' is called 'Tak3n'...and Liam Neeson says it's the last 'Taken' ever

'Taken 3' is called 'Tak3n'...and Liam Neeson says it's the last 'Taken' ever
USA Today just posted a long chat with Liam Neeson about the next entry in the Taken franchise, and the only thing you absolutely have to know right now is that the piece claims that the movie will be called Tak3n, in the grand number-as-letter title tradition of Se7en and Thir13en Ghosts and 5tar War5: Epi5ode V–The Empire Strike5 Back and Star Trek In2 Darkness and Step Up 2 The Streets, which is technically a full sentence because the 410 dance crew were symbolically “stepping up” to the competition.

It’s unclear if anyone will actually get taken in Tak3n.
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The Damned Ask for Help

No, this has nothing to do with crowdfunding! We're referring to the content in this new clip from IFC's latest acquisition, Victor Garcia's The Damned (review), starring The Twilight Saga's Peter Facinelli. Look for The Damned in select theaters August 29.

Sophia Myles and Nathalia Ramos co-star. Written by Richard D’Ovidio (Thirteen Ghosts), the story follows an American (Facinelli), widowed from his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter, Jill (Ramos).

Synopsis

A widower takes his children on a trip to their mother’s Colombian hometown. En route, the family are involved in an accident and take refuge in a secluded inn, where they free a girl locked in a basement and set in motion a terrifying sequence of events.

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Unlucky 7 Images of The Damned

On tap right now are several new images from IFC's latest acquisition, Victor Garcia's The Damned (formerly Gallows Hill and Encerrada), starring The Twilight Saga's Peter Facinelli. Look for The Damned on VOD platforms July 25 and in select theaters August 29.

Sophia Myles and Nathalia Ramos co-star. Written by Richard D’Ovidio (Thirteen Ghosts), the story follows an American (Facinelli), widowed from his Colombia-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter, Jill (Ramos).

Synopsis

A widower takes his children on a trip to their mother’s Colombian hometown. En route, the family are involved in an accident and take refuge in a secluded inn, where they free a girl locked in a basement and set in motion a terrifying sequence of events.

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