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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Fright Night (1985) on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

23 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You're so cool, Corpse Clubbers! Over thirty years ago, Tom Holland brought undead scares into the suburbs with his directorial debut, Fright Night, introducing viewers to a lovable cast of characters that includes Peter Vincent, Evil Ed, and the suave vampire next door, Jerry Dandrige. The film's effects, performances, and clever writing have made it a fixture of the horror genre over the past three decades, making it the perfect bloodsucking subject for the Corpse Club to sink their teeth into on the latest "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

In a special "Horrigins" installment of Corpse Club, co-hosts Patrick Bromley and Heather Wixson discuss Tom Holland's directorial debut, Fright Night (1985), including their first experiences watching the "vampire next door" movie, the film's endearing blend of horror and humor, the intriguing cast of characters, the movie's most humanizing moments, and they also talk about the 1988 sequel and the 2011 remake. »

- Derek Anderson

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Tom Holland’s World Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival!

16 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Legendary director teamed with “Friday the 13th” writer for thriller Rock Paper Dead! Columbus, Oh – It’s a horror dream-team terrifying enough to make the toughest genre lovers sleep with the lights on: legendary director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Stephen King’s Thinner) and beloved Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller have teamed up […] »

- Tony Wash

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September 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Mummy (2017), Phenomena, The Resurrected

11 September 2017 7:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week’s list of horror-themed home entertainment releases is almost exhausting, as we have well over 30 titles coming our way on September 12th. For those who may have missed them in theaters earlier this year, you can now finally catch up with both The Mummy (2017) and It Comes At Night, as they’re both headed home on multiple formats.

Cult film fans should keep an eye out for an array of releases this Tuesday, including The Fox With A Velvet Tail, The Resurrected, the standard two-disc Blu-ray for Dario Argento’s Phenomena, The Creep Behind the Camera, Spider, and Don Coscarelli’s entire Phantasm series comes home in a five-disc DVD set from Well Go USA.

Other notable releases for September 12th include The Ghoul, Dead Again in Tombstone, The Hatred, Ruby, Tobor the Great, and Night Gallery: The Complete Series.

The Fox With A Velvet Tail (Mondo Macabro, »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win The Resurrected on Blu-ray

11 September 2017 12:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Several years after unleashing clever zombies with an appetite for brains in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to home media in high definition on September 12th, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Resurrected.

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 with the subject “The Resurrected Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 18th. »

- Derek Anderson

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Tom Holland Presents How to Scare a Monster!

8 September 2017 3:48 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Fright Night and Child’s Play filmmaker Tom Holland turns his attention to children’s books with the release of How to Scare a Monster!, an illustrated hardback co-authored by Dustin Warburton and available now via publishers Baker & Taylor, A Follet… Continue Reading →

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- Sean Decker

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17 Horror Movie Remakes That You Should Actually Watch

6 September 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Enjoy a Fright Night on Sorority Row with some Evil Dead. »

- Jordan Crucchiola

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Scared To Death: The Thrill Of Horror Film Exhibit to Open at The Museum of Pop Culture

16 August 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has announced their latest exhibition, called "Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film." This exhibition covers over one century of horror cinema and features displays of props and costumes from Friday the 13thBladeBride of Frankenstein, and so much more, and we have official details and photos from this horror lover's dream!

Press Release: Seattle – The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced the opening of a new exhibition, Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film. Organized by MoPOP, this original exhibit takes an in-depth look at more than a century of horror cinema. From blood-thirsty vampires and unrelenting zombies to fiendish slashers, this immersive experience presents the broad range of iconic horror villains and the stories over the generations that have brought them to life.

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film opens at MoPOP on September 30, 2017.

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- Tamika Jones

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Scream Factory Reveals Full List of Blu-ray Special Features for Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected

9 August 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Several years after unleashing clever zombies in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to Blu-ray on September 12th with a final list of bonus features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory:

Press Release: Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic The Resurrected, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (ZodiacFull Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).  On September 12, 2017,Scream Factory™ Home Entertainment is proud to presentTHE Resurrected on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras.  A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, »

- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review – Psycho II (1983)

31 July 2017 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Psycho II, 1983.

Directed by Richard Franklin.

Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin, and Tom Holland.


22 years after he was incarcerated for murder Norman Bates is declared sane and released back to his motel but Mother isn’t likely to let him live a peaceful life.

Sequels to acknowledged classic movies often bring about derision and a bit of a sniffy attitude, especially belated ones not made by the original crew or featuring different actors, but every so often a worthy successor appears just to prove there are exceptions. Psycho II appeared in 1983, 23 years after Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal original, and reunites original cast members Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles but with Hitchcock having died in 1980 Universal Pictures turned to Richard Franklin, one of his students, to helm the project, based on a script written by Tom Holland (Fright Night/Child’s Play »

- Amie Cranswick

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New Look: Margot Robbie In ‘I, Tonya’ & Elle Fanning In ‘Mary Shelley’

25 July 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Toronto International Film Festival is, as always, bringing a healthy mix of films to Canada this fall, but there are two biopics worth keeping an eye on.

First up is “I, Tonya” which finds Margot Robbie playing disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya HardingCraig Gillespie (“Lars and The Real Girl,” “Fright Night,” “Their Finest Hours”) directs a cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gilloly and Caitlin Carver as Nancy Kerrigan.

Continue reading New Look: Margot Robbie In ‘I, Tonya’ & Elle Fanning In ‘Mary Shelley’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Eerie Awakening Takes Place in Our Exclusive Clip from Granny Of The Dead

19 July 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What is presumed to be a sweet slumber is actually something much more sinister in our exclusive clip from Granny of the Dead, out now in theaters and on VOD from Level 33 Entertainment.

Check out the exclusive clip below (which might change the way you wake people up from naps in the future), and we also have official details on the release:

"Granny Of The Dead was written, directed and produced by multiple festival award winner Tudley James (Down the Dark Road, Trackdown) and Executive Produced by Anthony C. Ferrante, Director of the incredibly successful horror-comedy franchise Sharknado. The film was an Official Selection of the Fangoria, Shriekfest, Fright Night and Marbella International Film Festivals and was honored as the Best Feature Film at the UK’s Camarthen Bay Film Festival.

In Granny Of The Dead, regular guy Ed (Marcus Carroll) awakes one morning to find that his Grandma (Abigail Hamilton »

- Derek Anderson

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Remembering George A. Romero by Tom Holland

16 July 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

I first met George in Sitges, Spain in 1985. I was premiering Fright Night and he was there with Dawn of the Dead. He wasn’t an icon then, but a guy from Pittsburgh who’d done a brilliant no-budget film. We… Continue Reading →

The post Remembering George A. Romero by Tom Holland appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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‘To the Bone’: Why Marti Noxon Used Her Directorial Debut to Tell Such a Personal Story

14 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with Netflix’s original film “To the Bone” – now streaming on Netflix.

For her feature directorial debut, Marti Noxon turned to familiar material: her own life. Her Sundance premiere “To the Bone” is loosely based on her own experiences with eating disorders and recovery, framed around the darkly funny journey of a young woman battling anorexia named Ellen (Lily Collins) as she attempts a radical treatment that offers her what is likely her last chance at survival.

Noxon is already a major name in the television space, best known for writing and producing series such as the beloved “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (where she was mentored by Joss Whedon) and more recently “UNreal.” She’s dabbled in film before, including penning scripts for Rick Rosenthal’s late-’90s romantic comedy “Just a Little Harmless Sex” and the 2011 remake of “Fright Night. »

- Indiewire Staff

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The Complete Timeline of the ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise

5 July 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Child’s Play franchise is an unusual and wonderful creature. In its run, it has boasted directing work from Fright Night’s Tom Holland, Lost’s Jack Bender, and Freddy vs. Jason’s Ronny Yu. It brought us familiar faces like Chris Sarandon, Grace Zabriskie, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter, and Katherine Heigl. But there are two names that […] »

- Chris Vander Kaay

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Evil Ed – The Blu Review

2 July 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Review by Roger Carpenter

What do you get when you mix a bunch of Swedish horror film fans with little film experience and no money but a great deal of gumption?  Why, Evil Ed, of course!

Evil Ed is both a tale of horror as well as a tale of stick-to-it-ness that all aspiring filmmakers should hear, and both are equally entertaining.  Some Swedish kids who grew up on American horror films courtesy of the first video boom and who shared a common goal of making a film that could play in theaters started experimenting with the tools of the trade.  Their first feature was never actually completed before they ran out of steam, but the nucleus of that group, Anders Jacobsen, Goran Lundstrom, and “Doc,” moved right into what would become Evil Ed.  They took the nucleus of a story, about a docile, henpecked film editor forced to cut »

- Movie Geeks

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The Elderly Attack in Level 33 Entertainment’s Official Trailer for Granny Of The Dead

30 June 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They may be known for giving their family unconditional love, chewy chocolate chip cookies, and priceless advice from their years of experience on this Earth, but grandma and grandpa have something else in store for loved ones in Granny of the Dead, a new zombie horror comedy that comes out this July from Level 33 Entertainment.

Press Release: Los Angeles (CA) – Level 33 Entertainment announced today the official release of award-winning horror film Granny Of The Dead in the United States and Canada.  The film starsMarcus Carroll (Monstrum), Abigail Hamilton (The Hatching, Let’s Be Frank), Oliver Ferriman(“Torchwood”), William Huw (Ferris & The Fancy Pigeon), and Sabrina Dickens (Is This Now, Cruel Summer). Granny Of The Dead hits select theaters and all On Demand platforms including Amazon, Dish, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, Verizon Fios and Vudu beginning on July 14, 2017.

Granny Of The Dead was written, directed and produced by multiple festival award »

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New Horror Documentary Web Series Launches With ‘The Evil Dead’

27 June 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Evil Dead… from conception to creation and reception to aftermath. Fan-made docs about horror movies/franchises such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, Fright Night and Pet Sematary have recently been massive treats for all of us, and we expect that many more are soon on the way – as we […] »

- John Squires

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Lily Collins is on the Road to Recovery in Trailer for ‘To the Bone’

21 June 2017 6:22 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, To the Bone marks the directorial debut of Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon. Led by Lily Collins, it tells the story of a young adult afflicted with anorexia and her battle in attempting to overcome it. Set for a release on Netflix next month, the first trailer has now arrived for the film also starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato, Brooke Smith, and Ciara Bravo.

“Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone is an occasionally harrowing drama geared towards the Ya crowd from a filmmaker that knows the terrain well, having written Fright Night and I Am Number Four, as well as TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee, and Angel,” we said in our review. “Exploring eating disorders, the film is fronted by a strong performance by Lily Collins as Ellen, a 20-year old artist from an upper middle-class household living with this battle. While the script is occasionally quite frank and knows the territory it’s exploring well, it falls back on the same tropes you’d expect from a network TV series, creating artificial drama and an attempt at a loveably quirky character that derails the entire picture.”

Check out the trailer below.

A young anorexic woman reluctantly enters an unconventional treatment program, where she bonds with other residents struggling with eating disorders.

To the Bone hits Netflix on July 14. »

- Jordan Raup

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Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help fund a documentary on It and the legacy of creepy clowns

28 May 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

With the remake of It on the way, there’s no better time to look back at director Tommy Lee Wallace’s original 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, and that’s exactly what the filmmakers behind RoboDoc: The Creation Of RoboCop and You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story Of Fright Night are planning to do—if they can raise enough money, that is. The team has launched an Indiegogo page to fund a new film project called Pennywise: The Story Of It, and they’re looking to raise about $25,000 to pay for the travel and production that the documentary will require.

This isn’t just a bunch of fans talking about It, though, as the Indiegogo page explains that they’ve lined up interviews with a whole bunch of people who worked on or appeared in the original miniseries, including Tommy Lee Wallace ...


- Sam Barsanti

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Scream Factory Announces September Blu-ray Releases for After Midnight (1989), Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected & More

26 May 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As special guests on the Shock Waves podcast, the fine folks at Scream Factory just gave horror fans four big reasons to look forward to September, as they announced Blu-ray releases for The Spell (September 5th), Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected, aka Shatterbrain (September 12th), After Midnight (September 26th), and A Quiet Place in the Country (September 26th).

From Scream Factory: "We just announced four new upcoming titles on the Shockwaves podcast (which you can listen to and hear a lot more Scream Factory scoop @ ). Here’s are the early details!

The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain) (1991) – Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the »

- Derek Anderson

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