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I arrived at Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within about two years after its release, having grown tired of survival horror and the staleness of the genre as a whole. However, when I finally settled in for a playthrough, I couldn’t let it go. Roughly fifteen hours later, I’d guided embattled hero Detective Sebastian Castellanos through a series of terrifying encounters and remarkably freaky scenarios inside one of the most hellish mental hospitals in video game history. It was a grueling experience, complete with sweaty hands and muffled screams, but it reminded me of why, exactly, I’d spent so much time with Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and their ilk over the years.
Naturally, I had high expectations for The Evil Within 2, especially considering the team responsible for the first outing — writer and Troma vet Trent Haaga, in particular — was returning for yet another horrifying go-around. Thankfully, the »
- Todd Rigney
October is upon us which means it’s time for spooks and scares, and video games are the perfect way to get that experience. Take a look at some games we hope make a return in the gaming world to, you know, make our editors wet their pants.
When we say return we are not talking about reboots, but rather a return to form. Some of these listed below have seen recent sequels, but they've strayed pretty far from the series' roots (or only launched on mobile platforms). Whether it's another sequel or spin-off, it'd be great to see these games return in the ways we remember them.
This is the game that provided the impetus for this article. Fear was a game that really sparked WB Games into making quality titles and becoming a major developer. This was their big game before Batman and we loved it. The »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dustin Spino)
A Japanese poster for Blumhouse’s upcoming horror film Happy Death Day has been released and the image focuses on the strange mask we’ve seen in the trailer. Personally, the way it’s lit here and the face-on approach immediately calls to… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
Happy October, gang! With the Halloween season now officially underway, we have an incredible day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to enjoy. Arrow Video has put together three stunning special edition sets for Children of the Corn, Don’t Torture A Duckling, and The Suspicious Death of A Minor, but we also have several other modern cult titles debuting as well, including Popcorn, 976-evil, and The Hidden.
For all you Charles Lee Ray enthusiasts out there, Cult of Chucky and the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection both come home on Tuesday, and Scream Factory is also releasing the recent indie horror thriller Jackals on Blu-ray.
Other notable home entertainment titles bowing on October 3rd include American Horror Story: Roanoke, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare, Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut, iZombie: The Complete Third Season, and Vampyr: Special Edition. »
- Heather Wixson
Besides Crispin Glover (“American Gods”), Nina Dobrev (“Flatliners”), Luke Bracey (“Point Break”) and Michael Madsen (“The Hateful Eight”) who have already been announced, “Lucky Day” will also star Clé Bennett (“Jigsaw”), Nadia Fares (“Marseille”), David Hewlett (“The Shape of Water”), Tomer Sisley (“Largo Winch”) and Josie Ho (“Dream Home”).
“Lucky Day” is being produced by Samuel Hadida – with whom Avary collaborated on “Killing Zoe,” “Rules of Attractions” and “Silent Hill,” among other films — and Don Carmody. Hadida and Carmody produced together the “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” movies.
- Elsa Keslassy
They knew they would have to go up against a violent cult to reunite with their son, but one desperate family has no idea how soon they could become human prey in Jackals, a cult-centric horror movie coming to Blu-ray and DVD beginning October 3rd. To celebrate the new home media release, Scream Factory has provided us with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Jackals.
How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:
1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:
2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Jackals Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
- Derek Anderson
Despite any concerns we may have had going in to season 4, Gotham has handily put them to bed in short order. Just last night, we were witness to what was possibly the most comic book accurate Scarecrow in live action to date, as Jim Gordon was forced to brave the halls of Arkham Asylum while under the influence of fear toxin. Truth be told, it made me recall Silent Hill‘s Brookhaven Hospital at times, but it’s more likely the producers were influenced by the Arkham video games.
After having to endure such a trippy encounter and dealing with Penguin trying to unionize crime, it seems like Gordon yearns to restore the order of yesteryear by having the Falcone family reclaim their throne. As such, he’ll be reaching out to Carmine and, in the process, will meet his daughter, Sofia. And if this plan doesn’t work, we »
- Eric Joseph
Producers Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, the team behind the Silent Hill films and the Resident Evil franchise, announced today that Crispin Glover (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Back to the Future, River’s Edge, Willard) has joined the previously announced cast including Nina Dobrev, Luke Bracey, and Michael Madsen in Oscar Award-winning writer/director Roger Avary’s newest feature Lucky Day. “Glover has signed on to play Luc, an utterly […] »
- Brad Miska
If you’re someone who’s been looking forward to seeing Amityville: The Awakening, then odds are that you’re about ready to put your fist through a wall – and understandably so. After first being unveiled all the way back in 2014, the latest entry in the legendary haunted house franchise has been subjected to suffering delay after delay after delay, the most recent of which seemingly put it in limbo.
Thankfully, things began to shift in our favor, first with an international release, and then with the knowledge that the much anticipated horror flick will be made available for a limited time via Google Play starting on October 12. Upon hearing that, we decided to file that tidbit under “better than nothing.”
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- Eric Joseph
Syfy has finally shared the official trailer for “Ghost Wars”, a paranormal action series that will reteam the network with “Van Helsing” producer Nomadic Pictures. Vincent D’Onofrio (Sinister), Kim Coates (Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Afterlife), Avan Jogia, Kristin Lehman and Meatloaf topline the 10-episode series, which like “Van Helsing” will premiere in the U.S. on Syfy October 5 at 10/9c. Set in a […] »
- Brad Miska
From The Press Release
From director Kevin Greutert (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) and producer Tommy Alastra (Sunset Strip) comes a disturbing vision of a fractured family that will do anything to get the son they love back from the unspeakable evil that has taken control of his mind. A potent blend of the horror, thriller and home-invasion genres, Jackals makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut on October 3rd, 2017 from Scream Factory. The release also includes a commentary with director Kevin Greutert and writer Jared Rivet, interviews with the cast and crew and the original theatrical trailers as bonus features. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
From Kevin Greutert (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) and Tommy Alastra comes Jackals, starring Johnathon Schaech, Stephen Dorff, and more. After Justin (Ben Sullivan) is taken and brainwashed by a cult known as the Jackals, his family battle the cult in order to bring him home, and you can watch their brutal battle for family when Jackals hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 3rd from Scream Factory:
Press Release: From director Kevin Greutert (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) and producer Tommy Alastra (Sunset Strip) comes a disturbing vision of a fractured family that will do anything to get the son they love back from the unspeakable evil that has taken control of his mind. A potent blend of the horror, thriller and home-invasion genres, Jackals makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut on October 3rd, 2017 from Scream Factory. The release also includes a commentary with director Kevin Greutert and writer Jared Rivet, »
- Tamika Jones
A short one act play, in response to this recent hubbub during the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.
To boob, or not to boob, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind of cosplayers to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fans and parents
Or to take arms against a sea of tsk-tsks,
And by opposing, end them.
To diet (to fit in a form-fitting costume) – to sleep on the floor of your con hotel suite –
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That the display of flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d of the fans to see.
For those not playing along, let’s cut to the chase. This past weekend, a cosplay maven – with distinct permission to come in her much-worked-upon Silent Hill cosplay – was jeered and leered at by some in the crowd, »
- Marc Alan Fishman
"Your leader must be an amazing guy." Out today in select theaters and on VOD from Scream Factory Films is Jackals, a cabin-centric horror film that pits a family against a violent cult one fateful night in the woods. To celebrate the film's release, we've been provided with an exclusive clip from the film for Daily Dead readers to enjoy, in which Stephen Dorff's character shares some critical words with a member of the cult that is trying to kill him and his loved ones.
"In a potent blend of the horror, thriller and home-invasion genres, an estranged family attempts to save their son from a murderous cult in the terrifying psychological thriller Jackals. Opening in select theaters and On Demand September 1st, 2017 from Scream Factory Films, Jackals is a shocking and suspenseful saga from director Kevin Greutert (Saw 3D, Visions) and producer Tommy Alastra (Sunset Strip).
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- Derek Anderson
James Hoyle Aug 30, 2017
Sony has work to do on PlayStation backwards compatibility - an area it's lagging behind Xbox One...
Blood soaks the walls of the fog-filled entrance to a labyrinthine alley.
Bravely, Harry continues into the darkness. A siren wails hauntingly from some unknown place. There is something terribly disconcerting about all this. Perhaps he should go back? And then, in the blackness, he sees a gurney. A bloody sheet covers what can only be a body lying beneath it. And yet, Harry goes on. More blood is splattered on the concrete, even more drips from the chain link fence. And then he comes across it – a horrifying decomposing corpse hangs from the fence in front of him. And what are those figures coming towards him out of the gloom?
Things are looking very bad in the town of Silent Hill.
It is one of the most memorable moments in video game history. »
With Sharknado 5 making a splash on TV screens across the globe these past few weeks, what better time to visit the world of The Asylum? With a myriad of films under their belt, from their beginnings as king of the mockbuster to their foray into original film making, it’s no secret we’re big fans of these bastions of the direct to DVD market and have reviewed a Lot of their output! With that in mind, here’s my pick of the Top 5 (because it’s Sharknado Five… geddit?!?) movies from The Asylum in – shock, horror – order of preference…
An off-the-wall mix of Grimm Fairy tale characters and superhero team-up movies which, frankly, should have been obvious given the title, Avengers Grimm’s plot is relatively simple: when Rumpelstiltskin uses the Magic Mirror to escapes to the modern world taking Snow White with him and destroying the mirror in the process, »
- Phil Wheat
August has been Friends Month at Hulu, with the streaming service getting a big collection of movies and TV shows that are all about people who have friends or whatever, so it’s appropriate that September will be Family Month—a month dedicated to movies and TV shows about people who either have families or don’t have families because their parents were gunned down in an alley. In September, Hulu subscribers will be able to catch such family-centric content as The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, season 13 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Batman, Batman Returns, Carrie, My Girl, Robocop, And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird, Silent Hill, Freaky Friday (1977), Freaky Friday (2003), and Lilo & Stitch—though that one’s technically about ‘ohana, which means family.
Subscribers will also be able to watch a bunch of classic Tgif sitcoms, most of which revolve around families »
- Sam Barsanti
For many kids, there's nothing scarier than "back to school" commercials, and with another autumn nearly upon us, the streaming service Shudder has highlighted a set of horror films that are perfect for that time of year when trapper keepers (they're still a thing, right?) and backpacks are in high demand. Also in today's Horror Highlights is another contest from our friends at Comet TV, initial details on the Windy City Horrorama, release info for Bad Exorcists, and the short horror film Lost Soul.
Shudder's "Back to School" Collection: "Pop Quiz: What's a synonym for "hell".? Answer: School - at least for the kids in these tales of homeroom horror. They've got to deal with twisted teachers, ghoulish gym classes and phantom pep rallies, all before lunch. A few hours with these scared students and you'll soon be praying for the bell to ring."
To check out Shudder's "Back to School" film collection, »
- Derek Anderson
The second trailer for Kevin Greutert’s Jackals is here, and we’re happy to bring it to you exclusively! Check it out below, and look for more on this one soon! Starring Deborah Kara Unger (Crash, Silent Hill), Stephen Dorff (Blade,… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Licht scored all eight seasons of “Dexter,” the Showtime serial-killer drama, from 2006 to 2013. Although he also wrote music for movies and other TV projects, it was his quirky music for “Dexter” – employing unusual sounds using bones, knives, scissors, duct tape, wine glasses, didgeridoo, Irish harp and other instruments – that became his best-known work.
Seven albums of “Dexter” music, all featuring his scores, were released. Licht himself played many of the percussion instruments in a 10-minute orchestral suite of “Dexter” music performed live at Poland’s Krakow Film Music Festival in 2015.
Said “Dexter” executive producer Clyde Phillips: “Dan was an incredibly talented musician and composer, but most of all, he was a dear friend. His passing leaves all of us a bit quieter, a bit sadder, and without the gift of his music and his love »
- Jon Burlingame
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