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Amityville: The Awakening Coming to Google Play & Select Theaters This October, Watch a New Clip

21 September 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've been waiting to take another visit to 112 Ocean Avenue, your patience is about to be rewarded. Following several release date changes, Amityville: The Awakening will be released by Dimension Films this October, and we've been provided with a new clip from the film that features Bella Thorne investigating her new home's creepy confines.

From October 12th–November 8th, you can watch Amityville: The Awakening for free on Google Play, and the latest entry in the long-running franchise will also be released in select theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween.

We have additional details on the movie below, as well as the new clip (which debuted on EW), previously released trailer, and a set of photos. Will you be paying 112 Ocean Avenue a visit this October?

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2017) – Forty years later, something is stirring again as a new family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville: The Awakening, »

- Derek Anderson

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Criterion Reflections – Episode 2 – Winter 1969 Part 2

20 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

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Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode features panel conversations and 1:1 interviews offering insights on movies that premiered in a particular season of a year in the past, which were destined to eventually bear the Criterion imprint. In this episode, David is joined by Martin Kessler, Jordan Essoe, Doug McCambridge, Jason Beamish and Trevor Berrett to discuss six titles from the Winter of 1969: Jaromil Jires’s The Joke, Juraj Herz’s The Cremator, Wim Winders’s Silver City Revisited, Fellini: A Director’s Notebook, Luis Bunuel’s The Milky Way and Pierre Etaix’s Le Grand Amour.

Episode Time Markers: Introduction: 0:00:00 – 0:09:47 The Joke: 0:09:48 – 0:36:30 Silver City Revisited: 0:36: »

- David Blakeslee

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Chicago’s Cinepocalypse 2017’s First Wave of Programming Includes Tragedy Girls, Suspiria Uncut, Mohawk

31 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Zombies, serial killers, and all manner of creepy creatures will descend upon the inaugural Cinepocalypse film festival in November 2nd–9th at Chicago's Music Box Theatre, and the first wave of programming has officially been announced, including Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls, Ted Geoghegan's Mohawk, and the 35mm uncut version of Suspiria.

Press Release: August 31, 2017 - The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their first wave of programming and guests for the debut year of Cinepocalypse (an evolution to the program design of Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival), which will take place November 2 - 9 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, the festival’s organizers are proud to have acclaimed screenwriter Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest) guest host the entirety of the festival.

Writer/director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team) will guest curate “Blood, »

- Derek Anderson

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New to Streaming: ‘Manifesto,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Creepy,’ ‘A Woman’s Life,’ and More

11 August 2017 5:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

Can our children pick and choose the personality traits they inherit, or are they doomed to obtain our lesser qualities? These are the hard questions being meditated on in After the Storm, a sobering, transcendent tale of a divorced man’s efforts to nudge back into his son’s life. Beautifully shot by regular cinematographer Yutaka Yamasaki, it marks a welcome and quite brilliant »

- Jordan Raup

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‘The Glass Castle’ Review: Brie Larson Can’t Rescue a Family Drama That Turns Anarchy Into Soap Opera

6 August 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Destin Daniel Cretton’s 2013 breakout drama “Short Term 12” delivered a heartwarming story with bite. His portrait of a home for troubled teenagers owed much to Brie Larson, who played its passionate supervisor with a mixture of empathy and rage against the flaws of a system designed to improve young people’s lives. It delivered a sentimental message without trumping its characters’ palpable rage and cynicism, and established Cretton as a director capable of generating emotion without pandering.

Cretton still makes that effort with his long-awaited followup, “The Glass Castle,” but with less success. While he has a fascinating story and another stirring Larson performance, the results are minor and decidedly more middlebrow.

Adapted from Jeanette Walls’ memoir, Larson plays the author as she grows up in a wildly dysfunctional household headed by her alcoholic father Rex (Woody Harrelson), who forces the family to live a nomadic, hand-to-mouth existence in »

- Eric Kohn

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ Review: Marc Webb’s Romantic Drama Is a Dumb Male Fantasy That’s Dead on Arrival

4 August 2017 5:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Five films into his feature directing career, it’s growing increasingly clear that Marc Webb loves telling stories about very special boys and girls. If “(500) Days of Summer” and the two “Amazing” Spider-Man movies didn’t make that obvious enough, Webb’s most recent movie prior to this month was “Gifted,” a schmaltzy (but reasonably satisfying) drama about a brilliant child who’s capable of doing college-level math. Still, as the only thing he’s ever made that doesn’t revolve around a super privileged (or super-powered) white guy who expects the world to fall at his feet, it was something of an anomaly in his body of work.

Unfortunately, “The Only Living Boy in New York” gets Webb back on track in such a big way that it borders on self-parody. Song reference or not, the title alone should be a major red flag, but there’s no way »

- David Ehrlich

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Film News Roundup: Demian Bichir Joins ‘Chaos Walking’

3 August 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s roundup, Demian Bichir comes on board “Chaos Walking,” Regina Hall joins “The Hate U Give” and New Line sets up “Pulse.”

Castings

Demian Bichir has joined Lionsgate’s science-fiction adventure “Chaos Walking,” starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

Doug Liman is directing while Allison Shearmur and Doug Davison are producers. The screenplay will be written by Patrick Ness, Charlie Kaufman and John Lee Hancock.

The film is based on Patrick Ness’s “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” a book that was published in 2008 as the first in a trilogy. It’s set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts with Holland’s character playing the only boy in a town of men who’s forced to flee with only his dog.

Bichir will play the father of Holland’s character. Lionsgate has set a March 1, 2019, release date.

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- Dave McNary

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‘Columbus’ Review: Kogonada’s Directorial Debut Is a Feast for the Eyes and the Heart

3 August 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There was never any question that when lauded video essayist Kogonada finally turned his attention to a full-length feature, the finished product would be visually stunning and impeccably framed. The real surprise — and a satisfying one at that — is how the newly-minted filmmaker has used his debut effort “Columbus” to layer visual flair with deep emotional nuance, delivered care of two of the year’s best performances.

Set in the small city of Columbus, Indiana, an American mini-metropolis that’s home to a number of Modernist structures from such giants of architecture as Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier, “Columbus” is a feast for the eyes, but its more lasting impression is on the heart.

Ostensibly a romantic drama in the vein of Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy and Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation,” “Columbus” joins together a pair of seemingly different people — both with troubles to spare — and delights in them, »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Creepy’ Review: ‘Pulse’ Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa Returns to Form with a Chiller That Lives Up to Its Title

3 August 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

According to a lecture given early in “Creepy,” serial killers are broken down into three categories: organized, disorganized, and mixed characteristic. The first two are relatively easy to define, and thus simpler to track down. Mixed-characteristic killers, meanwhile, exhibit no discernible patterns. They’re puzzles, anomalies. You can probably guess which class of killer this detective story from Kiyoshi Kurosawa follows.

The director, whose genre mastery is most evident in the likes of “Pulse” and “Cure,” more recently delved into this territory in “Daguerreotype.” That old-fashioned haunt took him outside Japan with the help of Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet, and Mathieu Amalric; “Creepy” is both a return home and a return to form. Here he’s woven a procedural yarn from a novel by Yutaka Maekawa that was either loosely adapted or strikingly aligned with the director’s long-established sensibilities.

Read MoreNew Films By Terence Davies & Kiyoshi Kurosawa Set Berlin Premieres, »

- Michael Nordine

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse Blu-ray Giveaway

23 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Horrornews.net and Arrow Academy are giving away a Blu-ray copy of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse.   Please emailed joyhorror@msn.com to enter by putting “Pulse Giveaway” in the subject line and your full name and complete address in the body of the email.  We will pick a winner in a few short days.  Good luck! Pulse Award-winning …

The post Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse Blu-ray Giveaway first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »

- Mike Joy

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July 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Species Collector’s Edition, Pulse (2001)

10 July 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

July 11th is chock-full of some stellar cult classic releases on Blu-ray and DVD, so hopefully you guys have been saving your pennies. Scream Factory is keeping busy with a trio of titles, including The Man From Planet X, a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Species, and Sex Doll. Arrow Video has put together a stunning special edition set for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse that you’ll definitely want to add to your home media collections, and both The Fifth Element and Peter Jackson’s King Kong are getting a 4K release, too.

Other notable titles for July 11th include Star Crystal, Vampire Cop, The Blessed Ones, Devil’s Domain, The Magicians: Season Two and a Don’t Look in the Basement/Don’t Look in the Basement 2 double feature.

The Man From Planet X (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

From the farthest reaches of space it came … is it friend or foe? »

- Heather Wixson

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Blu-ray Review – Pulse (2001)

10 July 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pulse, 2001.

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

Starring Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, and Kurume Arisaka.

Synopsis:

After a computer programmer commits suicide his friends start to experience strange happenings through their computers.

Arrow Video delve back into their vault of millennial J-horror with Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2001 cult favourite Pulse, a morose meditation on isolation, death and its impact on those left behind through the filter of the dawning internet age. Like many Japanese horror movies Pulse has two main plotlines running through it, the first being a story about a worker at a plant shop who has been missing for a few days after reportedly working on a computer disc. When one of his colleagues goes to visit him to see what has happened he hangs himself, prompting his friends to look at what he has been working on and discovering disturbing images on his computer.

The second story sees a »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Best Films of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

29 May 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 70th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With Ruben Östlund‘s Force Majeure follow-up The Square taking the top jury prize of Palme d’Or (full list of winners here), we’ve set out to wrap up our experience with our favorite films from the festival, which extends to the Un Certain Regard and Directors’ Fortnight side bars. Check out our favorites below, followed by the rest of the reviews. One can also return in the coming months as we learn of distribution news.

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Sometimes a movie doesn’t need much character development to make an impact. The ensemble cast that comprise Robin Campillo’s AIDS activists in 120 Beats Per Minute all work together to be the same voice. Through this group, the director captures a force »

- The Film Stage

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Cannes Review: ‘Before We Vanish’ is a Playfully Philosophical Exercise in Apocalyptic Sci-Fi

27 May 2017 7:13 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There are few directors who would choose to take a semi-sincere approach to a lengthy pseudo-philosophical science-fiction film — especially not one that lightly pries into our fundamental psychological foibles — but there are few directors quite like Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The prolific Japanese filmmaker behind such varied genre gems as Pulse and Tokyo Sonata has constructed a sort of skittish and overlong, albeit pleasantly existential oddity in Before We Vanish, an alien-invasion B-movie packed with A-grade ideas and craft. Nail down your windows. Lock your doors. It’s the invasion of the concept snatchers.

The story follows three extraterrestrials who have been sent to Earth to act as scouts for an imminent invasion. Their orders are to inhabit the bodies of three humans in order to research some of the more abstract concepts of human life. They do this in a sort of cut-and-paste manner by first convincing a hapless human to »

- Rory O'Connor

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Before We Vanish’

24 May 2017 11:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Before We Vanish” may be a sci-fi thriller about an alien attack and brain-drain à la “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” but its ultimate message is the salvation of love. Playing frequently like an absurdist political satire with only flashes of violence, this low-tension, drawn-out work won’t gratify the chills or adrenaline rushes fanboys crave, but the ending strikes a romantic chord so pure that all but the most jaded cynics will be moved. Distributed in Europe through Wild Bunch,the film will rely heavily on Kurosawa’s reputation and longtime supporters even for moderate success.

The literal Japanese title, “Strolling Invaders,” suggests a threat so casual it’s not immediately noticeable. In light of how press freedom and human rights are being whittled away in many parts of the world, a story about aliens robbing humans of their values (family, work, rules) and »

- Maggie Lee

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Chelsea Manning Documentary ‘Xy Chelsea’ Pitched at Cannes (Exclusive)

16 May 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who leaked confidential material to WikiLeaks, will be the subject of a new documentary, “Xy Chelsea.”

Pulse Films, the film’s producer, has been granted unique access to Manning and the filmmakers have already spent two years shooting the project, will be on hand May 17, cameras in tow, when Manning is released from a maximum-security U.S. military prison. They will be presenting footage to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival in hopes of securing a worldwide deal. Josh Braun from Submarine will launching worldwide sales at Cannes.

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Michael Moore, Harvey Weinstein Reteam for Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

In 2010, Manning, a trans woman, was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-men’s military prison for leaking information about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including highly embarrassing diplomatic cables and videos of airstrikes. Manning’s sentences was the longest »

- Brent Lang

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Arrow Video’s July Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

21 April 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Arrow Video will take viewers back into Herbert West's lab with a limited edition Us Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator, featuring two discs and 4K restorations of both the unrated and standard cuts of the horror comedy.

Other July releases from Arrow include the previously postponed Blu-ray of Pulse (2001) in the Us and UK, a UK-only Blu-ray release of Psycho II, as well as new books exploring the respective legacies of The Blair Witch Project and Ghost in the Shell (1995). You can view all of the upcoming items below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

From Arrow Video: "Now over to our only Us only title this month…

Us Title: Re-Animator (Blu-ray) Limited Edition

Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2oRCh91

Release Dates: 25 July »

- Derek Anderson

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New to Streaming: ‘Jackie,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,’ and More

24 February 2017 8:07 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

Forget the Cloverfield connection. The actors who were in this film didn’t even know what the title was until moments before the first trailer dropped. Producer J.J. Abrams used that branding as part of the wrapping for its promotional mystery box, but the movie stands perfectly alone from 2008’s found-footage monster picture. Hell, 10 Cloverfield Lane perhaps doesn’t even take place within the same »

- The Film Stage

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Horror Highlights: Phantasm: Ravager on Shudder, Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Piff After Dark, Slasher.Com, Atomica, The Eyes, A Haunting At Silver Falls II

15 February 2017 7:17 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The latest horror flick filled with immense badassery to be added to Shudder's library is the fifth sequel in the Phantasm franchise, Phantasm: Ravager. Also in today's Highlights: details on the Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Portland International Film Festival's After Dark program, release details for Slasher.com and The Eyes, a new poster for Atomica, and production news and photos for A Haunting at Silver Falls II.

Phantasm: Ravager Comes to Shudder: "Joining Shudder is Phantasm: Ravager- the final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.

In addition to Phantasm: Ravager, streaming exclusively on Shudder is the remaster of Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic Phantasm, as well as its sequels Phantasm III and Phantasm IV.

Phantasm was recently restored by J.J. AbramsBad Robot and Coscarelli, and given both a new 4K remaster and a 5.1 surround sound mix, which will be the version presented exclusively on Shudder."

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Clive Barker Reel »

- Tamika Jones

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The Bottom Shelf: John Carpenter, Absurd, Intruder, Creepy

28 January 2017 6:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Nick Aldwinckle Mar 2, 2017

Vampires, Ghosts Of Mars and the super-tense Creepy lead our latest round-up of horror DVDs and Blu-rays...

Any regular readers (there must be a few of you; there must be) will be more than aware of this writer’s borderline obsessive love for the movies of one John Carpenter. You’ve got your Halloween, The Thing, They Live or The Fog, but everyone knows the real quality comes in the form of the later films in this cult film-maker, lord of the synth and accomplished ‘tache-wearer’s career and the classics that are Escape From L.A and his TV-movie take on Village Of The Damned. No? Ok, those are both more than a little iffy, but with the latest Blu-ray release of two other generally maligned late efforts in Carpenter’s body of work, we ask the age-old question 'Was Vampires really that bad?'

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