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The trailer for The Other Side of the Door has arrived courtesy of MTV, and it is available to watch after the jump. Also in this round-up: Kickstarter launch details for The Wicked Sick and a production update on The Rake.
The Other Side of the Door: "A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.
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- Tamika Jones
It’s the moment you wait for the entire horror film. It’s not just a plot twist or a payoff but a trigger to your deepest emotions. You want to be shocked and sickened and saddened when the killer is revealed, the hero suddenly dies, or the mystery is solved. Most of all, you want your jaw to be on the floor. **Spoilers obviously ahead**
The Brood (1979)- Mommy knows best
David Cronenberg’s third horror film is his first truly great movie and also his first superbly acted film. The Brood’s ensemble is solid but Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar stand out as maverick doctor Hal Raglan and his disturbed patient Nola Carveth. Nola’s estranged husband Frank (played by Art Hindle) teams up with Dr. Raglan in the film’s suspenseful climax. He confronts Nola while Raglan attempts to rescue Frank’s young daughter from a group of murderous deformed children. »
*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair, so once again Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the coming weeks.
* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold (all times listed are Et/Pt)*
Thursday, October 1st
9:00am – Halloween Crazier (Travel Channel)
4:00pm – Firestarter (AMC)
6:00pm – The Last Exorcism (Syfy)
6:30pm – Pet Sematary (AMC)
8:00pm – My Babysitter’s a Vampire (Disney)
10:00pm – Dominion Season 3 Finale (Syfy)
10:30 pm – Cujo (AMC)
- Heather Wixson
With meta-horror, the roots go deep into the bloodline of the genre. While Scream is often given the sole credit of inventing the element of self-referential comedic horror that borders on parody, the honor actually belongs to Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, an endearing classic in its own right. Other pre-Scream meta included Wes Craven’S New Nightmare, Waxwork, Fright Night and the criminally underrated, Popcorn. While Scream deserves its place in history for reviving the genre when it was fading into direct-to-video “z” grade fodder, it ironically became another reductive horror franchise by the time it reached the second sequel. Over a decade later, when Scream 4 was released (arguably the only sequel that the franchise needed) audiences weren’t so receptive. The world had changed. So it made sense when viewers were quick to instead praise gonzo-horror Cabin In The Woods. Whedon’s clever, yet heavily smarmy and »
- Josh Soriano
This review contains spoilers.
1.1 Pilot & 1.2 Hell Week
The zany world of Ryan Murphy is a truly strange place be in. With American Horror Story, he essentially crafted four (soon to be five) different TV shows, and for its run-time, Glee remained a wholesome, relatively innocent confection. When the latter show finished, a space opened up on Murphy's slate and he quickly filled it with Scream Queens.
From its star-spangled cast to the whodunnit aspect to the great Jamie Lee Curtis in a main role, Scream Queens has a lot going for it. Suffice to say there was a weight of expectation heaped upon it but, now that the first two episodes have landed, did it satisfy? The answer to that question isn't a simple yes or no.
We enter the gilded halls of Kappa Kappa Tau, »
Cecil B. Demented, 2000.
Directed by John Waters.
A crazed cult kidnap an A-list film star, determined to make a new shocking, underground film…
Fed up of the relentless onslaught of Hollywood junk? Watch Cecil B. Demented. Are you sick of the tired sequels and unforgiving escapades of another Avenger? And are you bored of the inevitable overkill of a year-on-year release pattern of Star Wars? Then you should watch Cecil B. Demented. Cinema, as an escape, is integral to the experience. We’re voyeurs, peering into a world we love or hate; a world we fantasize or fear. John Waters is no stranger to the underground film scene: the midnight gross-out movie. In a season at the BFI, John Waters has his complete collection back on the big screen. »
- Simon Columb
Scream Queens, the new Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story, Glee) horror comedy has already made its two-hour Us debut, and now comes confirmation that the UK premiere won't be too far behind.
E4 has snapped up the broadcast rights to the show, which you can read our spoiler-free episode one review of here.
"Autumn" is as specific as the official announcement is willing to get at this stage, but fear not, as soon as an air date is confirmed, we'll let you know.
"Part black comedy, part slasher flick, the hotly anticipated »
Scream Queens, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”
Season 1, Episode 2, “Hell Week”
Airs on Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
Given all of the momentum that Scream Queens had coming into the fall season, on the back of a marketing effort that began as far back as April, it’s a shame that in so many areas it falls completely short of its potential in the first two episodes. Many of Ryan Murphy’s shows suffer from being overstuffed with his usually creative ideas and this is no different. There are many pieces that entertain but as soon as one part of the ensemble clicks, whether it be the central sorority sisters or the many spokes that spin off the frenzied and threatened world of Kappa Kappa Tau, the focus shifts elsewhere and stalls any sort of momentary flow. »
- Whitney McIntosh
I’ve said this before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but it is something that always bears repeating- Wes Craven was a filmmaker that was ahead of his time. Throughout most of his career, the maven director was always about two steps ahead of everyone else- whether it was where the genre happened to be at during that given time, the types of films that Hollywood was making, or sometimes, even ahead of the fans themselves.
And while he continued to push the boundaries of horror time and time again from the 1970’s through the early 1990’s, perhaps the biggest indication of Craven’s genius as a forward-thinking storyteller has to be the Scream quadrilogy which not only redefined slasher movies but also redefined his career as well. Very few directors get a chance to directly affect the genre as a whole but Craven did so »
- Heather Wixson
When I was a kid, I was taught that horror movies were things to be avoided; Violent, sadistic, even satanic items made by sick people. Which of course only made them more intriguing. On our trips to Blockbuster I would sneak down to the horror movie isles, this forbidden place, and look at the ghastly images of monsters and mangled bodies on the covers, only imagining the horror they contained.
In 1984, Wes Craven made A Nightmare on Elm Street and gave a physical face to our childhood boogeymen. I was far too young to see the movie, but that didn’t matter. Freddy Krueger had stepped out of the film and become part of the cultural zeitgeist, sending a young boy’s imagination spinning in the middle of the night about all the ways he could come and get you.
It wouldn’t be until several years later when I »
- Charlie Sanford
Silly, gruesome, and self-referencing, Scream's first season has our reviewer impatient for the show's return. Spoilers...
This review contains spoilers.
Wes Craven’s death is not something I can dwell upon here, yet it’s also not something I can ignore in writing about the finale of the first season of a show that wouldn’t be around without him. Indeed, in at least an indirect way, a lot of us wouldn’t be here--”here” being all about tropey, sometimes campy, classic horror--without Mr. Craven. Though its executive producer, he didn’t really have his hands in Scream the TV series much, as I understand it, but his legacy gave us everything that was good about it. So, I’ll just say thanks, Mr. Craven. You’ve scared me my whole life, or at least since I was a little kid watching A Nightmare On Elm Street without permission, »
In less than three weeks we will finally have our chance to watch Scream Queens, and as part of promotional efforts running up to the show’s premiere, Ryan Murphy has released the opening credits for his new show. The credits feature most of the show’s cast giving their best … scream, as they’re attacked in various ways by the show’s masked Red Devil killer. Murphy as stated this is a “super-sized” main title sequence on his Youtube channel, so chances are, the credits will be shortened before each episode starts. Notably absent from the ensemble cast are both Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas — neither are feature in the clip nor mentioned in the credits. Scream Queens kicks off on September 22nd on Fox.
Here’s the official synopsis for Scream Queens:
The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. Scream Queens is a new »
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Film director Wes Craven died of brain cancer on Sunday August 30th, 2015. He was 76 years old.
Many in the industry rushed to social media to express their heartache at the loss of Craven, with most who had met or worked with him calling him a very creative and supportive director but, more than that, a very good man. There weren’t many old school guys like Craven, who began making films in the early seventies, left working.
His death hit those who had been influenced by him, such as Joe Dante and Edgar Wright, hard. A whole generation of filmmakers grew up on Craven’s films and he was considered a master of the horror genre. Indeed, few have impacted modern horror cinema as much as Craven did. He was still working in the genre as recently as 2011’s Scream 4.
Craven was rarely heralded by the critics when he was alive, »
- Lewis Howse
Ryan Murphy's released the main title sequence for Scream Queens, giving us another look at the members of Kappa House and the killer that's making their lives at college a living hell.
The first season of Scream Queens premieres with a two-hour debut episode on Tuesday, September 22nd on Fox.
"Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”) meld comedy, mystery and horror in Scream Queens, which debuts with a special, two-hour series premiere event on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt). All hell is about to break loose on the Wallace University campus when, exactly 20 years after a mysterious tragedy, a devil-clad killer begins to target the sisters of Kappa House. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show, »
- Derek Anderson
Back in 2011, we had the privilege of spending a good amount of time with legendary horror director and writer Wes Craven at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. During the course of that time, our reporter James Oster aka JimmyO spoke with him about his upcoming sequel Scream 4, those who inspired him growing up and the filmmakers of the time that he adored. This is our tribute to Wes Craven who, despite his extremely... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Sad news rocked the horror world yesterday when it was reported that Wes Craven had passed away at the age of 76. The news came as a shock to both friends and fans, as a lot of people didn't know the beloved filmmaker was battling brain cancer. The director is best known for directing the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, which gave Freddy Krueger to the world. But it was his film Scream that rejuvenated the waining horror genre back in the 90s, breathing new life into what some felt was a bygone era. Now, some of the stars of that original franchise starter have paid tribute to the maestro, along with news that the movie's small screen incarnation also has something special planned for later in the week.
Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. »
Wes Craven is gone, but he leaves behind a long legacy that horror fans will never forget– and will be watching for decades to come. The filmmaker, who died on Sunday after a struggle with brain cancer, began scaring audiences in 1972 with the release of his directorial debut, “The Last House on the Left.” He eventually racked up an additional 28 directing credits, concluding with “Scream 4,” a well-received installment of the popular franchise he created in 1996 with screenwriter Kevin Williamson. Have you seen the best Craven had to offer over the course of his astonishing four-decade career behind the »
- Greg Gilman
MTV’s Scream is based on Craven’s film franchise of the same name, which began in 1996 and continued until 2011 with Scream 4. The series premiered in June 2015 and was picked up for second season about a month later. Although Craven didn’t have much to do with the production of the TV series, he did serve as an executive producer.
Craven will be honored on Tuesday’s season 1 finale, in an episode titled “Revelations.” It’s unclear at the time if the tribute will simply be a title card at the end of the episode or something much larger. The episode will air in the Us at 10 p.m. Et.
Via Entertainment Weekly
- Justin Cook
Legendary horror writer and director Wes Craven died of brain cancer over the weekend. He was 76 years old. Throughout his career, Craven was obviously most well-known for his work on the big screen, as he directed such classics as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream. His other notable directing credits include The Last House on the Left, 1977’s The Hills Have Eyes and its sequel, The People Under the House, and all three Scream sequels, including 2011’s Scream 4, the last film that Craven ever directed. However, while his most famous work was done in film, Craven also made his mark on television as well. In 1988, he created Freddy’s Nightmares, a two-season horror anthology series that ran for 44 total episodes, with each episode being introduced by A Nightmare Elm Street’s iconic killer Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund). He also co-created the short-lived NBC series Nightmare Cafe, »
- Chris King
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