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From his Stephen King adaptations to the Masters of Horror series, Mick Garris has continually offered fright fans new projects to enjoy, and it looks like his streak will continue with 2016's Nightmare Cinema, a new horror anthology from Good Deed Entertainment and Nice Guy Productions that will feature segments from Joe Dante, Ryuhei Kitamura, Garris himself, and more:
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 6, 2015 – Ten years after launching his critically-acclaimed Masters of Horror series on Showtime, Mick Garris has partnered with Good Deed Entertainment for Nightmare Cinema, a collection of five stories from five masters of horror, to be released worldwide next year.
Scheduled for principal photography in Southern California in early 2016, the coproduction consists of 20 minute shorts directed and penned by the following renowned talent from around the world:
- Derek Anderson
Master of horror Mick Garris reveals details about new multi-director anthology film. As we reported here last month, horror icon Mick Garris has a new anthology film in development, a film that aims to capture the spirit of his lamented and landmark TV series Masters Of Horror. This past weekend, at Mexican horror film festival…
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- Chris Alexander
You’ll enjoy Mr. Barlow. And he’ll enjoy you.
Based on the Stephen King novel, Salem’s Lot is a three-hour-long miniseries that originally aired back in 1979, with director Tobe Hooper’s slow burn storytelling approach immersing viewers intricately into the world of a sleepy little town in Maine by paying attention to the atmosphere and tension King so cleverly established in his original story. From the guy who gave us The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem’s Lot proved Hooper was an assured filmmaker who could still deliver shocking and jarring horror while using a more subtle directorial methodology.
At the start of Salem’s Lot, we meet writer Ben Mears (David Soul), who is returning home to the small town to write his second novel (in reality, it was also King's sophomore novel) based on the infamous Marsten House that he grew up fearing as a kid. »
- Heather Wixson
Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have paired up to present an inspired disc set for The Larry Fessenden Collection, an assortment of four of the director’s most notable genre films. Migrating between a number of notable projects as a character actor (he usually appears as some peripheral, grizzled weirdo, showing up in titles by Scorsese, Neil Jordan, and Kelly Reichardt, amongst others), he’s also a noted producer, editor, screenwriter, and cinematographer. But Fessenden’s made his most striking impression with a growing body of genre oriented independent directorial efforts. Usually prizing strong characterization amidst situations of mounting dread, Fessenden seems fascinated with testing the strengths and inherent weaknesses of mankind, and it’s probably easiest to label his filmography as environmental horror.
- Nicholas Bell
Producer/Director Mick Garris gives Shock the exclusive on his new anthology horror film. Veteran horror writer/director/producer and cheerleader Mick Garris (“I’m the Zelig of horror!” Garris laughingly told us), the man behind a myriad Stephen King adaptations as well as the beloved and lamented Showtime series Masters Of Horror, has just informed Shock about his latest…
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- Chris Alexander
Goldcrest boards thriller from iconic comedy-horror director.
Goldcrest Films International has boarded sales on the project and will launch the project at the Afm (Nov 4-11).
Production is due to begin early next spring with casting underway on the story of a paranormal investigator and psychiatric researcher who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within the Budapest Labyrinth.
When supernatural forces confound and torment the group they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.
Dante described the script as “compelling” and “chilling” and expressed excitement to be working with the team behind the new thriller.
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London — Joe Dante is to direct supernatural thriller “Labirintus,” which Goldcrest will be financing and co-producing. Goldcrest also handles global sales, and will launch the feature film project at the American Film Market. Production is expected to begin next spring, and news on casting will follow.
“Labirintus” tells the story of a paranormal investigator and psychiatric researcher, who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within Hungary’s Budapest Labyrinth, the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle. When supernatural forces confound and torment the group, they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.
Dante started his career as a film critic and then cut trailers for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, before launching his career as a director on “Piranha” for United Artists. His directing career has included “The Howling, »
- Leo Barraclough
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, »
- Heather Wixson
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Derek Anderson
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. »
- Derek Anderson
When discussing the arthouse-inflected new wave of Giallo last week, the elephant in the room failed to be mentioned- the downward decline of the genre’s spiritual godfather, Dario Argento. The remake of his 1977 genre benchmark Suspiria is being made with his blessing (he is on board the project as a producer), another sign that he is one of the few classic horror directors unafraid of having new directors reinterpret his back catalogue. He himself even tried to remake his 1975 film Deep Red in 3D at the turn of the decade, only to be refused financing after the latest in a string of critical and commercial backfires.
Both of these facts point to the idea of a director who is permanently stuck in the past, with a stubborn refusal to adapt to modern horror trends; even whilst still directing Giallo movies, he retains the old school exploitation aesthetic that alludes »
- Alistair Ryder
To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.
Best known for his 2006 debut feature, Abominable, Ryan Schifrin wrote and directed “The Ransom of Rusty Rex,” his segment of Tales of Halloween in which two kidnapping thieves get more than they bargained for on their latest job. Schifrin (whose legendary father, composer Lalo Schifrin, contributes a wonderful theme for the anthology), spoke with Daily Dead about working with one his heroes, finding the right tone and his segment’s classical literary roots.
There's an O. Henry story that clearly served as inspiration for your segment, "The Ransom of Rusty Rex." What was it that inspired you to draw from that story while writing your piece?
Ryan Schifrin: I approached this thinking about what I could do that »
- Patrick Bromley
Horror director Lucky McKee unfortunately remains one of those unknown, peripheral genre names, mostly thanks to a number of compromised or abandoned projects following his formidable 2002 debut, May. Over the past several years, he’s made headlines for 2011’s The Woman (another underrated gem from his filmography), and most recently the co-directed effort All Cheerleaders Die in 2013, an expansion of his 2001 short film, which is more or less the comically inclined romp you’d assume it to be. Prizing complex female characterizations, usually featuring muse Angela Bettis, McKee’s twisted visions, though few and far between, are enjoyable and entertaining, usually enhanced by a bit of subtext. About a decade ago, McKee’s sophomore feature, The Woods, would finally land on DVD in the Us following a limited festival circuit run, treated to a torturous release platform despite featuring several notable cast members. A period piece set amongst an all-girls »
- Nicholas Bell
A Kickstarter was launched for the Hollywood Horror Museum which will preserve the history of the genre we all love so dearly. Also in this round-up: details on the Goosebumps screening at Mile High Horror Film Festival, horror survival game Romero's Aftermath, and distribution details for Crabs!
Hollywood Horror Museum: Press Release: "The Nsf just announced the launch of their Kickstarter for the Hollywood Horror Museum. The museum, created by some of horror and Sci-Fi’s biggest names, will be the world’s first educational, non-profit museum teaching the history of horror in films, TV, literature and art, as well as filmmaking, makeup, costumes and special effects, from model making to computer graphics.
The museum coincides with the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum and will have a permanent home in 2018.
- Tamika Jones
Takashi Miike has built a stunning rsum memorable horror flicks cluttering the ledger. From Ichi the Killer to One Missed Call to Audition the man has crafted enough petrifying material to earn him valid votes as a true modern master of horror (he even did the Masters of Horror installment Imprint). And now hes back with an absolutely insane looking vampire flick that fans are going to really really want to see. »
We all have heroes, and this week, one of the true horror heroes and legends, Wes Craven, passed away after fighting brain cancer. To say that Craven’s passing has affected the horror community would be an understatement, a statement that just doesn’t articulate how much of an absent we’ll have from here on out. The horror genre is emptier now, with one of the true Icons of Fright gone.
We didn’t want to just write a standard eulogy-like post, because Craven was more than that, he was much much more important than that. I reached out and asked the Icons of Fright crew if they’d be interested in writing a little bit about how Wes and his work touched them, and thought we’d all say a little something about one of the true Masters of Horror. Here is what everyone had to say. Rip »
- Jerry Smith
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, »
- Derek Anderson
There are few directors with as rich and varied a back catalogue as John Carpenter. Since 1974, he’s directed eighteen feature films, three made-for-tv ones and has also tried his hand at straight-up television with Showtime’s Masters of Horror Series. Although ostensibly retired, there are frequent rumblings that feature number nineteen may be on its way.
What Carpenter’s next film would be is anyone’s guess. Although he’s most commonly associated with the horror genre, he has also been at the helm of science-fiction, action, drama, music biopics and a martial arts movie. His films were largely dismissed when they were first released but the majority of them have since been reassessed and several of his films are now considered masterpieces in their own right.
- Lewis Howse
Tom Holland is a master of horror (he even directed the Masters of Horror installment We All Scream for Ice Cream) in the truest sense. With treasures like Fright Night Childs Play and Thinner under his belt hes firmly established himself a genre powerhouse. Fright Night is the mans most beloved feature which makes it more fitting that he may direct a new vamp tale Fresh Blood. His first feature length film in nearly 20 years the project isnt a go yet but Holland is in the mix and thats a good thing. »
One month from now, Bruce Cambell's Horror Film Festival will take over the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois and they've announced killer lineup that includes Tales of Halloween, a screening of Fright Night with a Q&A from Tom Holland, and Eli Roth introducing Cannibal Holocaust:
"Chicago, July 22, 2015 – The second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World, running August 20 – 23 at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), promises thrills, chills, guests and surprises to Chicago’s legions of horror fans. The four-day event, programmed by The Awesome Fest, will coincide with Wizard World Chicago and offers convention-goers and ticket holders a chance to sit back, relax, and lose their minds.
“You can have your rom-coms, your indie darlings and your blockbusters,” remarks Bruce Campbell. “I’ll take a good old-fashioned horror movie any day or night of the week!”
“With this program we »
- Jonathan James
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