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We’ve just received word that the classic horror movie The Amityville Horror is coming to UK Blu-ray for the very first time in an awesome steelbook release. Second Sight are releasing the film on the home format in a deluxe special edition on 26th June, 2017 – a week today. Here’s some official blurb from the distributors, as well as the bonus material we’re expecting to see on the release.
“Mommy, I want to go home…”
Stuart Rosenberg’s seminal shocker The Amityville Horror starring James Brolin (Westworld), Margot Kidder (Superman) and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront), is a genuine horror classic based on terrifying true events, and makes its Blu-ray debut complete with brand new bonus features on 26 June 2017.
When George and Kathy Lutz and their children move to Amityville, Long Island they believe they have found the perfect family home. But the house has a »
- Paul Heath
Horror fans can howl at moon this summer when Scream Factory releases their Collector's Edition Blu-rays of Teen Wolf (featuring a high-def transfer from the interpositive) and Teen Wolf Too, and to help hold fans over until the August 8th release date arrives, the special features for both Blu-rays have been revealed, along with the announcement that Shout! Factory will release Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series on DVD September 5th.
Press Release: Hooooooooooooooowl! On August 8, 2017, Scream Factory will present two classic films from the 1980’s, Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon), starring Michael J Fox, and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition), starring Jason Bateman, the latter on Blu-ray™ for the first time. In addition, the Saturday morning kids show Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series will get a DVD release from Shout! Factory, on September 5.
- Derek Anderson
He promised that he'd be back, and Space Goat Productions is making good on the T-800's promise with their official board game based on James Cameron's The Terminator, which is now available to pre-order. In today's Horror Highlights, we're also giving Daily Dead readers the chance to win a Camera Obscura soundtrack on vinyl, and we have details on Breaking Glass Pictures acquiring North American rights to Rift and information on how Scream Factory will be celebrating their fifth anniversary.
The Terminator: The Official Board Game: Press Release: "(June 14th, 2017 - Bellingham, Wa) - Space Goat Productions has launched pre-orders for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, based off of the iconic 1984 film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pre-orders will be available via Backerkit and will give consumers access to exclusive discounts for 30 days.
The original Terminator Kickstarter made almost 200% of its goal, »
- Derek Anderson
While it may not be quite the pop culture phenomenon that other franchises like, say, Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street have been, the fact remains that the Amityville series is one of the most sequel-ized in the horror genre. Seriously, it puts even Leprechaun to shame – by far – when it comes to the sheer amount of followups barely anyone knew even existed.
Perhaps part of the problem can be attributed to the fact that the franchise can’t decide whether it wants to debut its installments in theaters first or be a champion of the direct-to-video market. You’d have thought things were back on track after Ryan Reynolds starred in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror, but no dice. Maybe such inconsistency contributed to Amityville: The Awakening seemingly hitting one roadblock after roadblock.
Originally shot way back in 2014, the haunted house flick has unfortunately had to endure several delays, »
- Eric Joseph
On May 23, Michael Bay will have his hands and feet encased in cement outside the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, alongside classic stars from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep. While Bay is thrilled, he does have one hesitation. “I just remember as a kid, going to see the handprints and I always thought the people who got this honor were so much older,” he says with a laugh.”
For the record, Bay is a youthful 52, but it’s a credit to his career that his accomplishments over the past 20 years have put him in the ranks of his mentors Steven Spielberg and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, both of whose imprints are also in the Chinese forecourt. And it’s full circle for Bay, a native Angeleno who discovered he wanted to be a director at that very theater.
At age 15, Bay was working at Lucasfilm, filing storyboards for “Raiders of the Lost Ark. »
- Jenelle Riley
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The Haunting on Long Island: The Amityville Murders will go beyond the story of the Lutz family and the house depicted in The Amityville Horror films, where 13 months earlier one of the strangest and most baffling mass murders of the 20th century occurred — the DeFeo family murders. While the Lutzes escaped from Amityville with their lives, the DeFoes weren't so lucky.
Farrands directs from his own screenplay, with production set to start this summer.
- Alex Ritman
Author: Zehra Phelan
It comes as no surprise that some of our most heinous historical world events have become the subject of a cinematic depiction. As audiences wanting their thirst for great cinema and intrigue in world issues grow we have had, in the naughties alone, Roman Polanski deliver The Pianist in 2002 and more recently László Nemes’ Son of Saul to quench our desire. Even this week, we have the release of Terry George’s The Promise which tells the story of the Armenian Genocide in the final years of the Ottoman Empire with Oscar Isaac, Charlotte LeBon and Christian Bale hitting our cinemas.
Whether these events are genocides, horrific murders, acts of terrorism or even demonic paranormal activities, our quest for knowledge, understanding and feeling has inspired filmmakers for years. Their films set out to shine a light on the atrocities and suffering of man, and act to empower »
- Zehra Phelan
What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast & crew of Samurai Cop 2? You get the brand-new exorcism movie Holy Terror – from writer/director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia) and executive-producer Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed Samurai Cop 2 from a script co-written by Mallery).
Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly (Reiter) and Tom (Hlubik) ask a medium (London) to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister (Olson), the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest (Butler) and »
- Phil Wheat
What I’m about to write is probably going to catch a lot of flack, but here it goes – in terms of creating a horror movie experience, I actually prefer The Amityville Horror (2005) to the 1979 movie. While director Stuart Rosenberg’s original is well-made and features strong performances from its leads, I’ve never really been a fan of it, and thus, have found over the last decade or so a true admiration for what Amityville (2005) was able to bring to the table.
Not only does the remake give us deeper characters to invest in, better scares, and made the act of chopping wood absolutely one of the most horrifying things ever, but it also does what all good cinematic retellings should do – respect its roots but also steps out and does something different. So when it comes to all the Platinum Dunes remakes, I do think The Amityville Horror »
- Heather Wixson
Reviewed by Kevin Scott,
As a long time horror film fan, it’s pretty easy for me to rattle off a list of some of my highest recommends from primary horror genres all the way to the really out there sub genres. Usually all I need is a conversation sparker, or even someone remotely interested in listening. When I’m musing over all those conversations, there’s no doubt about it that the most difficult recommendations to make are the gateway horror films.
There’s several reasons why even the most solid recommendation maker is going find the gauntlet thrown down when asked about “starter” horror flicks. It’s a delicate situation that has to be handled with the most absolute contemplation and finesse. I could throw any film out to a hardcore horror fan without any concern for the subject matter, it just has to be good. »
Comet TV has released their lineup of programming for April 2017, and your favorite or soon-to-be favorite movie just might be on the list! Also in today's Highlights: a new trailer for The Black Room, The Thing-Inspired print from Sleep Terror Clothing, Breakdown Lane release details, the La premiere of The Eyes, and the debut of the Zombie Lake soundtrack.
Comet TV's Lineup for April Announced: Press Release: "Only Airing On CometTV.com in April.
You Don’T Need A Subscription To Watch These Great Movies…
They’Re Airing For Free On Comet!
Stargate Sg-1 is back on Comet! Your favorite gate-hopping action series returns with back-to-back episodes Monday through Thursday at 8/7C, with encores of both episodes airing at 10/9C.
Monday – Thursday 8/7C
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Saturday, April 22 at Noon/11Am C
Die, Monster, Die (1965)
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Empire of the Ants (1977)
- Tamika Jones
Netflix presents the brand new trailer for the highly-anticipated feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley. A film for our times, this absurdist tale and pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end.
In a film for our times, writer-director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader's »
Sinclair Television Group and MGM’s Comet TV sci-fi and horror broadcast network is now available on televisions nationwide via new apps for Apple TV and Roku.
The free, ad-supported Comet TV — stocked with more than 1,500 hours of MGM programming — launched as a digital multicast network in late 2015, and is currently available in over 100 broadcast markets and online at CometTV.com.
Now you can also watch Comet TV, which is the exclusive broadcast home of the “Stargate” franchise, on Apple TV and Roku devices. However, it’s delivered as a live, 24-hour broadcast feed; the shows and movies in the lineup aren’t available on-demand.
Comet TV’s programming library includes feature films “The Crow,” “Gattaca,” “Labyrinth” and “The Amityville Horror,” and TV series include “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” “Poltergeist: The Legacy” and, returning in April, “Stargate: Sg-1.” This month the network is running a “March Movie Badness” programming stunt, comprising »
- Todd Spangler
Full disclosure: The Amityville Horror films do not make up my favorite franchise. And it has nothing to do with the central “haunted house” premise, but rather the execution of the series thus far, from the serviceable ground zero template, The Amityville Horror (1979) through the (as yet unseen) upcoming Amityville: The Awakening, with some stops in between at DTVville (not to mention the Ryan Reynolds remake; but I said not to mention, so not mention I shall). The name is so shopworn now that “Amityville” has become synonymous with “poopy”.
But, but, But…let’s rewind to a time when a follow up to the kind-of goofy James Brolin (and his glorious perm) starrer was actually anticipated. That film was a smash success at the box office, and the powers that be wanted to revisit the village of Amityville to see what other demons they could find in the basement. »
- Scott Drebit
In today's Horror Highlights, we take a look at Free Fire events at SXSW, a Comet network March contest, and the announcement of Shriekfest Orlando.
Free Fire at SXSW: "Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and writer/director Ben Wheatley joined SXSW press and attendees yesterday for paintball, explosions, BBQ lessons, and other ill-advised activities at Austin's Stunt Ranch to celebrate A24's Free Fire. The out-of-control film received an appropriately outrageous event ahead of the sold-out Us premiere at the Paramount, where the audience went wild for Wheatley's action-comedy."
Synopsis: "Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, Free Fire is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody -- and biting critique -- of the insanity of gun violence. »
- Derek Anderson
The director opens up about how his fears inspired the heavy metal infused homage.
It’s hard to adequately describe The Devil’s Candy, Australian director Sean Byrne’s follow up to 2009’s The Loved Ones. The film, which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was eventually picked up by IFC Midnight for U.S. distribution, is a pastiche of occult horror, demonic possession, and religious mania, while also offering viewers a truly poignant family drama. It’s a pure treat for horror fans but above all else, it’s metal as fuck — literally.
The Devil’s Candy follows the not-so-ordinary Hellman family who move into an isolated but spacious Texas farmhouse, which may be a gateway to something sinister. Ethan Embry stars as Jesse, a struggling painter, who bonds with his daughter, Zooey (Kiara Glasco), over their shared love of heavy metal music. Shiri Appleby rounds up the family as Astrid, the »
- Jamie Righetti
If you were to mix the dark, menacing vibes of House of Cards with FBI procedural Criminal Minds, your result might be something similar to Netflix's latest original show, Mindhunter. Hoc executive producer David Fincher is heading up the show, which is based on the 1995 book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit. From the major players who have signed on to the series to when you'll officially be able to start obsessing over it (spoiler: we've got a ways to go), check out everything we know about Mindhunter below. Related:These 9 Crime Documentaries on Netflix Will Shock and Amaze You The Story Although the Mind Hunter book follows the accounts of real-life Special Agent John Douglas over the course of his 25-year career, the TV version of Mindhunter will focus on fictional FBI agents. Set in 1979, season one follows FBI Agents »
- Quinn Keaney
The cast of Mindhunter should drag you in.
The subject matter Will drag you in.
If we've learned nothing after the countless number of programming hours on television dedicated to the hunt of serial killers, we are absolutely fascinated by them.
Our first look at the upcoming series Mindhunter from Netflix is filled with quotable phrases indicating the 1979 FBI might get in a little over their heads in their hunt for the worst of the worst.
He sounds like he's warning a man who might be the greenest and most excited of the bunch.
His attitude is going to bite him in the ass. He thinks it's his job electrocute them not commiserate with them. »
- Carissa Pavlica
Netflix have debuted a first look at their new David Fincher-produced TV series Mindhuster. The new promo was revealed at the streaming service’s Berlin-staged European focussed See What’s Next event this week. You can see the Mindhunter teaser trailer in the player below.
Here’s a little more about Mindhunter:
Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless) all star in Mindhunter, which is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
“Great storytelling knows no geographic bounds. After four years of original programming and filming in 18 countries, »
- Paul Heath
Netflix presents the First Look at the feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley. This pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end.
War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michod (Animal Kingdom). It will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017. It promises to be one of this summer's biggest hits, and if you subscribe to Netflix, you won't even have to leave the comfort of your home to battle the crowds at the multiplex.
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just »
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