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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Beast Within

25 April 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The horror landscape was changing by 1982. People were tiring of slashers; even the Halloween franchise decided to take a left (some would say wrong) turn away from Shatner masks and sharpened knives, and used the brand name to explore the holiday itself in the perpetually under-appreciated Season of The Witch. The genre seemed to be turning towards monsters, from large scale dread fests such as John Carpenter's The Thing to more intimate fare like Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case. The horror films of 1982 displayed a refreshing variety of ways to make audiences jump, squirm, gasp, smile, and when the occasion arose, vomit. The Beast Within giddily checks all the boxes.

Released in February by United Artists, the film took in a total of 7.7 million at the box office. Those were not great numbers, and the reviews were worse. Mainstream critics in general have never been kind to horror; almost »

- Scott Drebit

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Canadian Cult Cinema: The Overlooked & Underrated

21 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation.

You’ve watched the entire David Cronenberg genre filmography (if not, please do so now as The Brood, Scanners and The Fly are three of the greatest horror films ever made).

You’ve seen Black Christmas and The Changeling and watched a slasher-ific marathon of Prom Night, Terror Train, Happy Birthday to Me and My Bloody Valentine.

You caught up with Cube, the Ginger Snaps series, Splice, Hobo with a Shotgun and WolfCop all while keeping close tabs on the works of Astron-6.

Yet your hunger for Canadian genre film productions and co-productions cannot be satiated.

To aid you in your deeper exploration of the field, following is a chronological look at a number of Canadian genre films that simply don’t get enough attention.

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The Groundstar Conspiracy »

- Terek Puckett

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Blu-ray Review: Class of 1984

14 April 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Around the time I brought this Vestron Video release home from my local video store, I had an adolescent fascination with how the punk rock subculture that influenced my development had been portrayed in the media. In everything from video games to television and films, punk rockers were mostly portrayed as villains. There was a mythological aura surrounding the way these rebellious thugs were portrayed and it's clear in Class of 1984 that filmmaker Mark L. Lester (Commando) had a similar fascination and knew that pushing the legend made for better cinema.

Lester proudly declares now that he was prophetically making a film that bares important social significance and considers it to be the best film he's ever made, but let's be honest and admit that this movie is pure sleazy exploitation. Don't get me wrong, I love some good fun exploitation and as far as that's concerned there's no »

- Sean McClannahan

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April 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Babadook, Class of 1984, Long Weekend, Tales of Terror

13 April 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The second week of April is a big one for horror fans, as one of the most buzzed-about indie genre films of 2014—The Babadook—is finally coming home this Tuesday courtesy of Scream Factory and IFC Midnight. There are also a multitude of classic cult titles arriving in high-def on April 14th as well, including Long Weekend, Tales of Terror, the sequels to both The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ’Em High, and Class of 1984.

Several new titles are also being released this week including Jinn, Roadside, and Echoes, and 20th Century Fox is unleashing their terror-filled sequel, The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death, on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The Babadook (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray & DVD)

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. »

- Heather Wixson

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Exclusive: Thn Talks to Grace Phipps for ‘Dark Summer’

13 April 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We love a good horror here at Thn and were rather impressed with new release Dark Summer. The film stars It Follows actor Keir Gilchrist as Daniel, a teenage boy whose obsession with female classmate Mona. His obsession with her leads to some very dark places, including Mona’s death and being placed under house arrest for the summer. It is then that he realises that he is not alone, someone or something is haunting him, and he has no place to run.

Playing Mona is up-and-coming young actress Grace Phipps. Phipps started her career in the David Tennant starring Fright Night before going onto a regular role in American television show The Nine Lives of Chloe King. This was followed with a recurring stint on the phenomenally successful The Vampire Diaries. Then she landed a role in the newest Disney craze Teen Beach Movie. In-between Teen Beach and it’s sequel, »

- Kat Smith

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DVD Review – What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

13 April 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

What We Do in the Shadows, 2014.

Directed by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi.

Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Jackie van Beek, Ben Fransham.

Synopsis:

A documentary film crew follow the lives of four vampires as they go about adapting to boring 21st century life.

The vampire renaissance that occured during the last decade did manage to bring about a few gems to the genre – 30 Days of Night, Daybreakers and Fright Night all did their bit to show the well hadn’t run dry just yet – along wth the bollock-achingly dire but commercially successful Twilight and Underworld franchises, but you know that a genre has done all it is really going to do once the spoofs start appearing. There have been vampire comedies before of course, but how relevant or appealing Vampire in Brooklyn or Dracula: Dead and Loving It are to a 21st century audience »

- Gary Collinson

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You’re So Cool, Brewster: Fright Night Documentary in the Works

11 April 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Few horror movies are as beloved as Tom Holland’s Fright Night, which was released in 1985 and continues to be a fan favorite to this day. That makes the film a prime subject for a fan-made documentary, and we’re happy… Continue Reading →

The post You’re So Cool, Brewster: Fright Night Documentary in the Works appeared first on Dread Central. »

- John Squires

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Contest: Win the Class of 1984 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

10 April 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When someone says they're "surviving high school," it can usually be considered an exaggeration, but when it comes to the teachers and students of Lincoln High, there's a literal truth in the phrase. Sinister students stalk the school's halls and don't hesitate to teach their own warped lessons to teachers after the bell rings in Mark L. Lester's Class of 1984. Scream Factory is releasing the early ’80s thriller in a Collector's Edition Blu-ray on April 14th, and we've been provided with two copies to give away to a couple of lucky Daily Dead readers.

"Synopsis: The teachers at Lincoln High have a very dangerous problem… their students!

Andrew Norris (Perry King, Lipstick, Mandingo), an idealistic and naive music teacher, has moved into a new community with his pregnant wife, Diane (Merrie Lynn Ross, General Hospital), only to find his new job is an academic abyss. Appalled by the crime-infested school, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 10

10 April 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: 1936 alternative one sheet for Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, USA, 1936), designer unknown, and Us one sheet for The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1980), designer: Saul Bass (1920-1996).As serendipity would have it, the two most popular posters of the past three months of Movie Poster of the Day were these two black and yellow faces, one a little-known 1930s poster by a journeyman designer at a budget print house, the other a very well known 1980s poster by the most recognizable name in movie poster design. Modern Times and Modern Horror. I’m hoping the love they received (over 500 likes and reblogs for each) were just as much about the items they were promoting: one my article on Leader Press, the other the Poster Boys podcast on Saul Bass by fellow movie poster aficionados (and ace designers) Sam Smith and Brandon Schaefer. Another Poster Boys related poster—Drew Struzan’s The Thing—also made the list. »

- Adrian Curry

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Class of 1984 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Trailer & Clips

9 April 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Detention doesn't solve problems in Class of 1984. The atrocious actions of the unruly students call for a far more intense form of discipline that Mr. Norris is pushed to dish out in the early ’80s thriller from Mark L. Lester. Soon, you can experience Class of 1984’s extracurricular revenge like never before, as Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the film comes out on April 14th. Ahead of its release, we have the trailer and two clips from the Blu-ray, giving us a look at a young Michael J. Fox and a gun-wielding Roddy McDowall.

"Synopsis: The teachers at Lincoln High have a very dangerous problem… their students!

Andrew Norris (Perry King, Lipstick, Mandingo), an idealistic and naive music teacher, has moved into a new community with his pregnant wife, Diane (Merrie Lynn Ross, General Hospital), only to find his new job is an academic abyss. Appalled by the crime-infested school, »

- Derek Anderson

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[Media] - "Burying The Ex" First trailer

7 April 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Here's the first trailer from Joe Dante's ("The Howling", "Gremlins", "The Hole") latest horror comedy pic, "Burying The Ex". The June 19th release stars Anton Yelchin ("Fright Night"), Alexandra Daddario ("Texas Chainsaw 3D"), Ashley Greene ("The Apparition"), Oliver Cooper, Ozioma Akagha, Mark Alan, and Erica Bowie.When Max (Yelchin) learns that his new live-in girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene) is controlling and manipulative, he is afraid to end the relationship. However, fate occurs and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. A couple months have passed and Max meets his dream girl, Olivia (Daddario). The new romance gets tricky when Evelyn comes back from the grave and insists on continuing their once relationship by all means. »

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The Sentinel (1977) Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

3 April 2015 2:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You can't choose your neighbors in an apartment complex, and sometimes you get stuck next to a noisy, mean-spirited soul who makes you want to look in the classified ads before you even finish unpacking. Alison Parker has some rowdy neighbors around her new Brooklyn apartment, but what disturbs her the most is that nobody else lives on her floor. And that's only one of many creepy elements to be found in 1977's The Sentinel, and fans of the cult classic fright film should be excited to hear that Scream Factory has announced they will release The Sentinel on Blu-ray this summer.

From Scream Factory: "We are beyond thrilled today to report that we will be bringing the 1977 cult classic chiller The Sentinel to Blu-ray for the first time in the U.S. and Canada!

Planned release is for August. This often underrated, overlooked and shocking film from Director Michael Winner »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Ghost Trek Feature Film, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, The Badger Game

30 March 2015 4:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you're a fan of Michael Plumides' Ghost Trek web series and have always wanted to see its characters and horror comedy style in feature film form, you can now help that longing become a reality, as an Indiegogo campaign for Ghost Trek: Confederate Ghouls is now underway. We also have exciting From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series news for Juan of the Dead fans, as well as theatrical release details for the hostage thriller, The Badger Game.

Ghost Trek: Confederate Ghouls: Press Release - "From the Executive Producer of Clive Barker's Nightbreed: Director's Cut comes the supernatural- horror-comedy, Ghost Trek: Confederate Ghouls.

My name is Michael G. Plumides, Jr. and I am a second generation filmmaker. My dad produced the first independent film in North Carolina, the Southern sexploitation cult classic entitled, Night of the Cat, released in 1973 (available on Something Weird Video). Some of you »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch ‘Dark Summer’ Trailer

19 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Everyone loves a good horror. The last few months have seen us treated to several gems; The Babadook, Starry Eyes and It Follows being at the top of the pile. Another hopeful is Dark Summer which stars Keir Gilchrist, from It Follows. His last outing was ridiculously creepy and here’s hoping that the new venture will be just as fruitful.

Also on board the cast is Grace Phipps, an actress making great strides in the horror realm with roles in The Vampire DiariesFright Night and upcoming Some Kind Of Hate. Dark Summer also features one of the great ‘that guys’, Peter Stomare.

The synopsis is thus:

In Dark Summer 17 year old Daniel Austin is given house-arrest for the summer for obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush Mona Wilson. When his mother goes away on a long business trip, Daniel is left alone, with no phone, no internet, »

- Kat Smith

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: International Come at NeNe Day

16 March 2015 5:14 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Talk to me about NeNe’s wig. Before we get to the disastrous therapy experience that made me want to gather all of my friends in a circle and hug them, talk to me about NeNe’s Bride of Frankenstein, Fright Night, gravity-defying wig. Who is paying her to hawk these goods? Everything in my heart tells me she’s going to try to sell these on the Home Shopping Network, and my frown is so deep, the corners of my mouth are hitting the floor.Porsha has a new wig, too, and she’s paired it with a gold choker-necklace that Phaedra lovingly pokes and calls her 12 Years a Slave jewelry. After she shakily totters down the hall in heels so high, only a wall can steady her, to show off a meal she barely cooked, it occurs to me not only that the extremely wealthy need to hear about rubber-soled slippers, »

- Danielle Henderson

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Trailer and poster for Paul Solet’s ‘Dark Summer’

11 March 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The latest film from director Paul Solet – whose previous films include the fantastic horror Grace - Dark Summer stars Peter Stormare (Fargo, 21 Jump Street, The Big Lebowsiki), Grace Phipps (Fright Night, The Vampire Diaries), Stella Maeve (Transamerica, Starlet), Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara, Dead Silence) and Maestro Harrell (Ali, Suburgatory)

In Dark Summer 17 year old Daniel Austin is given house-arrest for the summer for obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush Mona Wilson. When his mother goes away on a long business trip, Daniel is left alone, with no phone, no internet, and no Mona. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house…

Dark Summer will be released theatrically on March 20th, before being released digitally by Content Media on April 6th. Check out the trailer and poster below:

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- Phil Wheat

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Hurry! These Great Movies Are Expiring From Netflix in March

26 February 2015 10:10 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix is doing the friendly thing of letting us know what movies and TV shows it's taking off of its streaming service, but the bad news is, you only have a matter of days to watch some of these! Leaving the service are a lot of great '90s flicks like Cool Runnings, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, and Se7en, so get to watching. There are a few that won't be removed until later in the month, so take a look at the list and see what you need to watch first, then get excited for the new stuff coming in March! Movies 3 Ninjas: Kick Back Air Bud Anaconda Arachnophobia Brokedown Palace Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Cool Runnings Emma Evita Fireproof Freaky Friday Fright Night Girlfight Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Jackass: Number Two Lords of Dogtown Old Yeller Ordinary People Out of Time Pretty in Pink »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Sony Signs First-Look Deal with Josh Bratman

25 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed a two-year first-look deal with Josh Bratman’s Immersive Pictures.

Bratman will produce half a dozen projects for the studio under the deal:

–“The Harlem Hellfighters,” based on the graphic novel by Max Brooks (“World War Z”), with Overbrook Entertainment;

— “The Black Count,” based on Tom Reiss’ biography of General Alex Dumas, with John Legend’s Get Lifted Productions and Cary Fukunaga attached to adapt and direct;

— “The Sculptor,” based on Scott McCloud’s graphic novel, which Bratman will produce with Scott Rudin;

— “The Themis Files,” an upcoming sci-fi debut novel by Sylvain Neuvel, which David Koepp will adapt and on which Bratman will team with Matt Tolmach Productions;

— and “Descender,” based on Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s upcoming graphic novel.

Before founding Immersive Pictures, Bratman worked as an executive for Sony Pictures-based Michael De Luca Productions for over a decade, overseeing end executive »

- Dave McNary

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"Divergent" Scribe Pens "Tomb Raider" Reboot

25 February 2015 12:43 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Evan Daugherty ("Divergent," "Snow White And The Huntsman") has been brought onboard to pen the latest draft of the script for the cinematic reboot of the "Tomb Raider" franchise at Gk Films and MGM. The latter will co-finance and co-produce the project, and Warner Bros. Pictures will ultimately distribute the film.

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics rebooted the long-running video game series in 2013 with "Tomb Raider," a high-profile title which scored major acclaim from all corners and was ultimately a good seller.

In that game we followed a younger and more realistic 21-year-old version of British archaeologist Lara Croft. The story showcases how she started out as a frightened young woman who is forced to become a hardened survivor when she is shipwrecked on a dangerous island.

The games companies are said to be working closely with Gk Films to adapt the film which will follow the new game's style, »

- Garth Franklin

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What Is Expiring From Netflix on March 1?

24 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Having come to the conclusion that it's genuinely useful to tell its users what movies will soon be expiring from its service, Netflix now releases a list of the films that will disappear from its coffers (some, presumably, only for a short time) at the end of every month. Here is a list of what will expire on March 1, and in the weeks after. It includes nearly all of your favorite '90s comedies and a whole lot of Cartoon Network shows. Start watching! We will update the list closer to the end of the month with additional titles. (And here's a list of what will be available to stream on Netflix starting March 1.) March 1 3 Ninjas: Kick Back Air Bud Anaconda Arachnophobia Brokedown Palace Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Cool Runnings Emma Evita Fireproof Freaky Friday (2003) Fright Night (1985) Girlfight Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Jackass: Number Two Lords of »

- Vulture Editors

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