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Phor On ‘Black Ink Crew: Chicago,’ Working With His Brother, ‘Lightning Bug’ [Video Exclusive]

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9Mag tattoo artist, Phor, shared some of the drama behind Black Ink Crew: Chicago, and how he is transitioning from tattoo art to making music in a new video interview with uInterview.com. Phor Video Exclusive Phor rose to popularity from his co-starring role on the Vh1 reality show Black Ink Crew, which follows a group […]

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Contest: Win Fear Clinic on Blu-ray

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Patients don’t see Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) for a typical check-up. They instead pay the good doctor a visit to tackle their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that helps those inside it to face their fears via realistic hallucinations. Based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series of the same name, Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic feature film hits home media on February 10th, and Anchor Bay has provided us with two Blu-ray copies to give away to a couple of lucky Daily Dead readers.

“When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.

Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his “Fear Chamber” to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to
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Watch 2 New Clips from Fear Clinic

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“Paige, it’s just a hallucination. All you need to do is open your eyes.” No matter what they may be, your fears are difficult to face. That’s why Paige has enlisted the help of Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) and his Fear Chamber, but even with the good doctor by her side, she struggles to overcome what her fear has in store for her in one of two new clips from Robert G. Hall’s upcoming Fear Clinic feature film.

Press Release - “Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror, will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull:
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New 'Fear Clinic' clip asks, what frightens you?

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by Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

What frightens you? The darkness? Ghosts in the closet, demons in the hallway? How about masks? This new clip from the upcoming film Fear Clinic starring Robert England (and introducing Corey Taylor of Slipknot in his acting debut) poses that very question.

Check out the clip below the official details and be sure to face your fears when the film releases on Blu-ray and DVD February 10th.

From the Press Release:

After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut,
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Watch a New Fear Clinic Clip, Featuring Robert Englund & Thomas Dekker

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“We hide behind social masks. We need to wear them—we couldn’t survive without them. What frightens you isn’t this mask. What scares you is what it represents.” Based on the web series of the same name, Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic feature film comes out on home media next month, and a newly released clip shows Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) exploring what scares his patient, Blake (Thomas Dekker).

Press Release – “Beverly Hills, CA – After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut,
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New Trailer and Stills from Robert Englund-starrer Fear Clinic Released

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New Trailer and Stills from Robert Englund-starrer Fear Clinic Released
The actor best known for playing the popular horror character Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, is going to scare audiences once again in “Fear Clinic. The film closed the ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and opened the 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival and if you want to see the film for yourself, it’s coming to DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 10 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The film, directed by Robert G. Hall (“Lightning Bug,” “Laid to Rest,” “ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II”) and also starring Fiona Dourif and Thomas Dekker also features the acting debut of Corey Taylor, known for his career with Slipknot and Stone Sour. The film was also [ Read More ]

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Fear Clinic Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Revealed

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Patients don’t see Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) for a typical check-up. They instead pay the good doctor a visit to face their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that forces you to face your worst nightmares in realistic hallucinations. Based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series, Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic feature film has received a home media release date from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Fear Clinic will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th. Special features and the cover art have yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to let Daily Dead readers know when they are announced. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details:

“Beverly Hills, CA – After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into
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Fear Clinic Set To Premiere At Screamfest October 22nd; Q&A With Corey Taylor/Various Cast Members Afterwards

Rob Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid To Rest/Laid To Rest II:chromeskull)’s Fear Clinic series was a pretty big hit for the late FEARnet in 2009, so much so, that Hall and Co. decided to make a feature film out of the “face your fears” series that starred horror icons Robert Englund and Danielle Harris. Having made the feature with Englund, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Fiona Dourif and frequent Hall collaborator, Thomas Dekker, the film was not only recently picked up by Anchor Bay, but is set to make its premiere at La’s Screamfest on October 22nd, at the historic Tcl Chinese Theater. Attendees will not only get the see the film, but the infamous “Fear Chamber” from the film will be on display, along with a special post-screening Q&A with various stars and crew from the film, following the premiere.

“When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five
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Screamfest to Feature Fear Clinic World Premiere and Q&A

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Patients don’t see Dr. Andover for a typical check-up. They pay the notorious doctor a visit to face their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that makes an Mri scanner seem like a kiddie carnival ride in comparison. The story that began as a web series in 2009 returns in Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic, and Screamfest will screen the world premiere of the film next week, followed by a cast and crew Q&A.

Press Release - “Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror from acclaimed makeup effects wizard and writer/director Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II), will have its world premiere screening at the prestigious Screamfest Film Festival on Wednesday, October 22nd at the historic Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in the heart of Hollywood.

In addition to the first public screening of the highly anticipated shocker starring horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund,
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Laid to Rest 3 May Actually Be Happening

News moved slow on this one, but sources at the Texas Frightmare convention tell me that Robert Hall - director of Lightning Bug and the Laid to Rest films - told fans that Laid to Rest 3 is in the works. We've got few details to go on, but this isn't surprising news since Hall and the team behind the film have been talking trilogy since day one. ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 was an entirely independent effort and later picked up by Image Entertainment.

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Uncle Creepy's Blu Christmas Buyer's Guide 2013

The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and that means it's time to take a look back at the last year of Blu-ray releases to help you decide which packages will have the horror fans on your list grinning from ear-to-ear!

With the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and really cheap standalone players all Blu-ray ready, there's never been a better time to make that jump into high definition. If you've been holding out, throw caution to the wind, kids! Blu is where it's at! If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I'm here to answer all of your questions in the annual...

Before we get into my picks, let's take a second to explain how I rated them. They're broken down into three categories:

Can't Miss -- Must Haves: These are the cream of the crop!
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes multiple teaser trailers, a call of submissions for the Hollywood Horrorfest, a Fear Clinic casting update, a Q&A with Hannah Cowley from Haunting of the Innocent, and much more:

Hollywood Horrorfest Details: “From the man who brought you both The Los Angeles Animation Festival and the Boobs & Blood Film Festival, comes the first annual Hollywood Horrorfest (March 28-29, 2014).

Hhf not only showcases new films in competition, but also helps guide filmmakers through the new digital age of filmmaking – from new approaches to financing and production to how to get sales and distribution.

Screenings, awards, red carpet photo opps, industry panels and networking – Hhf has it all, and under one roof, the legendary and now Quentin Tarantino owned, New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

“Our focus is on the filmmaker.
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Fear Clinic Movie Adds Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker

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It has been announced that a feature version of Fear Clinic will begin filming next month. We already knew that Robert Englund would be back as Dr. Andover and we now have word that a number of actors have joined the cast, including Curse of Chucky’s Fiona Dourif:

“Los Angeles, CA – Dry County Entertainment, founded by director Robert Hall (MTV’S Teen Wolf, Laid to Rest, Lightning Bug) and Fear Chamber LLC, are proud to announce the first round of casting details for their upcoming production of the feature film Fear Clinic.

Fear Clinic began as a 2009 horror series for FearNet that consisted of five episodes starring up-and-coming talent like Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) and Kate Nauta (Transporter 2) as well as horror icons Danielle Harris (Halloween 4), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees). The series and upcoming film stars Robert Englund
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Halloweek: Horror Heavyweights Share Their Biggest Fears and Favorite Scary Movies!

With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!

Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.

Let the scares begin!

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Jace Anderson

Writer - The Toolbox Murders (2004), Schism, Night of the Demons (2009), Mother of Tears

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The Stack. Compliance, Lightning Bug, Wake In Fright, The Possession, and Jack And Diane

Welcome back to The Stack. This week's releases were exceptionally fun to sift thru and I'm especially glad to be able to chat about some obscure stuff you might not have heard of before. The disturbing Compliance, the surprisingly effective Lightning Bug from way back in 2004, the almost lost forever Wake In Fright, the outright weird occult thriller The Possesion and even weirder but far more interesting horror romance Jack and Diane. Themes this week ranged all over the place from spirituality, to coming of age, to the role of authority and first love. ...

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[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Lightning Bug’ is the Funny and Heartbreaking Story of a Horror Fan with a Dream

[Blu-Ray Review] ‘Lightning Bug’ is the Funny and Heartbreaking Story of a Horror Fan with a Dream
Reviewed by Michael Erb When visual effect artists make the transition to director, their first efforts are generally predictable. The story isn’t thought out, the acting is mediocre, and the creature/killer/nasty antagonist looks impressive. Lightning Bug is visual effects artist Robert Hall’s (Laid to Rest, Chromeskull) first film and it doesn’t fit into that pattern [...]
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Exclusive Interview: Robert Hall talks Lightning Bug and Future Projects

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With the recent Blu-ray release of Lightning Bug from Image Entertainment, I had a chance to talk with star Ashley Laurence and director Robert Hall. You may know Robert Hall from his effects work or Laid to Rest movies, but his first directorial effort was Lightning Bug in 2004 and it’s not what most people would have expected from him. During our interview time, I talked to him about going with a drama over an effects-heavy movie, revisiting the movie after all these years, and what projects he’s planning to direct in the future.

I know that Lightning Bug is a personal story for you and based on some of your past experiences. Can you tell me a bit about your time growing up in Alabama and how the story eventually evolved into Lightning Bug?

Robert Hall: I moved there when I was nine and I felt like a fish out of water.
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Unfortunate Silliness Dims the Glow of "Lightning Bug"

Based, supposedly, in large part on the life of its writer and director Robert Hall, Lightning Bug is an odd mix of eclectic elements that comes together in a lumpy mass that’s at some moments fascinating in its small town drama and at others over the top in its acting and writing. It’s as if it can’t decide if it wants to be a down-to-Earth story about an young man attempting to break free of his dismal home life or a hokey love story with horror elements that pay too earnest an homage to stereotypical caricatures. Were it not for Bret Harrison, Laura Prepon, and Ashley Laurence at its center, Lightning Bug would have been smushed into a glowing paste beneath the weight of its unnecessarily goofier elements.

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Digital Fury: DVD Essentials for January

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A Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre DVD releases for the month of January.

Lightning Bug (2004) Image Entertainment Blu-ray and DVD Available Now

Effects guru Robert Hall’s semi-autobiographical film about a small town teen (Reaper's Bret Harrison) who has aspirations to become a special effects artist. An opportunity to manage the town’s local haunted house is thwarted by his alcoholic stepfather and the staunchly religious views of the surrounding population. The solid supporting cast includes That 70’s Show’s Laura Prepon, Hellraiser’s Ashely Lawrence and Kevin Gage. Written and directed by Hall, it’s an affectionate coming-of-age drama that works in spite of an uneven narrative that falls apart in the final half hour. Hopefully this new extended cut will remedy the scripting problems of the original release.

Special Features include:

* Never-before-released extended cut of the film.

* Making-of Featurette

* Audio commentaries with the writer/director and cast.
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Exclusive: Robert Hall Gives a Status Update on Chopping Mall Remake and Rotten Face

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I recently interviewed Robert Hall to discuss the Blu-ray release of Lighting Bug. While we’ll be posting the full interview shortly, I wanted to let readers know what he had to say about his remake of Chopping Mall and another movie he’s planning to direct called Rotten Face.

You may not remember hearing about the Chopping Mall remake, because the last we reported on it was back in late 2011. Robert Hall’s Dry County Entertainment acquired the rights to Chopping Mall with plans to go into production in early 2012. We had been wondering if the project had been canceled, but Robert Hall told us that the remake is still moving forward:

Chopping Mall is still on the slate. We’re working with Roger [Corman] on that and we have it in development. My writing partner, Kevin Bocarde, is doing the heavy lifting right now. He has a script that
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