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Blu-ray Review: The Return Of The Living Dead Collector’s Edition

12 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s hard to believe that the same year George A. Romero released Day of the Dead, the ultra-gory, ultra-bleak conclusion of the trilogy he began with Night of the Living Dead in 1968, writer/director Dan O’Bannon was spinning Romero’s original classic into a totally new direction with The Return of the Living Dead. Whereas Romero’s film is dark and sober, Return is pure punk rock anarchy—a horror comedy that successfully manages to be equal parts horror and comedy while introducing one of the most significant elements into the zombie mythos since Romero first made them flesh-eaters 17 years earlier.

The film’s ingenious premise—which was “meta” before being meta was really a thing—is that the events of the original Night of the Living Dead really did take place and were covered up, with the zombies locked into airtight drums and left in the basement of a medical supply facility. »

- Patrick Bromley

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Scream Factory to Release Child’S Play Special Edition Blu-ray

7 July 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Everyone’s favorite “Good Guy” gets the deluxe Blu-ray treatment. Following his hit 1985 directorial debut, Fright Night, Tom Holland proved himself a master of suspense with his 1988 chiller Child’S Play,  the Don Mancini-penned first bow of everyone’s favorite serial-killer possessed doll, Chucky. Now, on October 18, 2016, Scream Factory celebrates the landmark film and…

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- Chris Alexander

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Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

7 July 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is giving horror fans yet another reason to mark their calendars with the announcement of a Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

Due out as an early Halloween treat on October 18th, the Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray will feature a new 2k scan of the interpositive and a brand new audio commentary by director Tom Holland.

Scream Factory has also teamed up with Neca for a limited edition Blu-ray set complete with a Good Guys Chucky figure. Below, we have the official press release with full details and a look at the new cover art and Chucky collectible:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! “A jolting roller-coaster of a ride” (Los Angeles Times), Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. On October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand celebrates the landmark film and the iconic »

- Derek Anderson

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Release of DefTone Pictures Studios S.T.A.R. [Space Traveling Alien Reject] Trailer!

7 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Are you a fan of Garbage Pail Kids, Critters, Gremlins, Fright Night, Troll, or Alf? DefTone Pictures Studios has officially released the full length trailer for its new film titled “S.T.A.R.” [Space Traveling Alien Reject]! “S.T.A.R.” now in post-production, produced by DefTone Pictures and director Adam R. Steigert have brought us various titles such as …

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Has 'Justice League' Found A Star To Play Villain Steppenwolf?

6 July 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"We're not completely closed. We're close!"

That's what Justice League producer Deborah Snyder said during a recent set visit in London. She was responding to questions about whether or not the production had cast anyone to play the film's central villain, Steppenwolf, yet. 

The production revealed Steppenwolf would be the main villain for Justice League, and a deleted scene from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice even offered up a glimpse of what the character will look like.

Some were caught off guard by the notion that they hadn't yet cast someone to play such a pivotal role, considering that interview was conducted on the 31st day of production. You had to imagine she wasn't exaggerating when she said said how "close" they were to making a deal, because they kind of had to be. 

So who could they get? Warner Bros. has a long, storied history when it comes »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Nicolas Cage: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

4 July 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jul 5, 2016

We dig through the ten recent straight-to-dvd films of Mr Nicolas Cage. Can we find a gem in there?

The first Nicolas Cage movie I saw wasn’t one of the cool ones. It wasn’t Wild At Heart, Raising Arizona or even Valley Girl. It was the Cher rom-com, Moonstruck.

My mum, having just gone through an acrimonious divorce, was trying to drum up the optimism to find love again, and apparently that involved watching a lot of rom-coms where an idealised – or at least intrinsically whimsical – version of love prevailed over boring old steadfast responsibility.

She would watch Dirty Dancing three or four times in a day, rewinding the ending relentlessly and bawling her eyes out. A VHS of Baby Boom was worn down until the tape resembled a type of grey, flimsy nylon. I hesitate to imagine what she was projecting with repeated viewings of Overboard, »

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Review: Green Room

29 June 2016 8:01 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Director Jeremy Saulnier made a lot of genre fans giddy with excitement, when in 2007 he unleashed one of the most lovable horror comedies around: Murder Party. It seemed like the impressive debut would immediately lead to other projects, but we didn’t get a sophomore film from Saulnier until 2014’s Blue Ruin. Where as Murder Party made you laugh just as much cringe in horror, Blue Ruin dropped the humor and instead went for a very serious and beautifully shot tale of revenge and the consequences of violence. Returning actor/collaborator Macon Blair really commanded the film, providing viewers with yet another element that succeeded in every level and the duo of Saulnier and Blair seemed again, to be heading to bigger and better things. This time though, the duo quickly began working on a film that would further showcase Saulnier’s talent as a filmmaker/storyteller who can tell serious stories about violence, »

- Jerry Smith

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Jacob's Ladder remake: casting and production latest

28 June 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 1, 2016

The new Jacob's Ladder will be a "modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers"

As you may know, a Jacob's Ladder remake is in the works. Ld Entertainment says that Jacob’s Ladder will be an homage to the classic 1990 supernatural thriller rather than a remake, meaning it will take place in the present and deal with contemporary issues.

Jacob’s Ladder will be directed by David M Rosenthal. The screenplay was written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and Sarah Thorp.

It's now being reported that Karla Souza, a regular on the Us TV show How to Get Away With Murder, will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob’s medical crew in Afghanistan. Souza’s latest movie ¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño? opened at number one in her native Mexico in May.

Ray Donovan's Guy Burnet will play Hoffman, a »

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Fright Night Documentary DVD/Blu-ray Now Available for Pre-Sale

23 June 2016 7:08 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Vampire classic gets full-blown documentary film treatment. A sleeper hit upon release, writer/director Tom Holland’s 1985 Hitchockian vampire thriller Fright Night has gone on to be near-mythical status among fans. The film, which starred William Ragsdale as suburban horror movie fan Charlie Brewster whose suave neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is actually an ancient vampire, is widely…

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- Chris Alexander

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Steven Spielberg Pays Tribute to Anton Yelchin: 'He Just Loved Working'

22 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steven Spielberg is adding his praise for Anton Yelchin, the 27-year-old Star Trek actor who tragically died over the weekend. Spielberg worked with Yelchin in the 2002 miniseries Taken when he was just a rising child star, but Spielberg revealed his history with the actor went farther back. The famed director, 69, spoke to Access Hollywood about Yelchin's first role in the medical drama ER, which his company produced. Spielberg then cast him in Taken, and many years later, Yelchin would also star in DreamWorks' 2011 movie Fright Night. "He was a lovely young man," Spielberg said of the late actor. "He was a gentleman. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Steven Spielberg Pays Tribute to Anton Yelchin: 'He Just Loved Working'

22 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steven Spielberg is adding his praise for Anton Yelchin, the 27-year-old Star Trek actor who tragically died over the weekend. Spielberg worked with Yelchin in the 2002 miniseries Taken when he was just a rising child star, but Spielberg revealed his history with the actor went farther back. The famed director, 69, spoke to Access Hollywood about Yelchin's first role in the medical drama ER, which his company produced. Spielberg then cast him in Taken, and many years later, Yelchin would also star in DreamWorks' 2011 movie Fright Night. "He was a lovely young man," Spielberg said of the late actor. "He was a gentleman. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival 2016 to Screen Don’T Breathe, Night Of The Creeps, Abattoir

22 June 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In less than one month, Bruce Campbell’s third annual Horror Film Festival will return to Chicago for its third year of celebrating horror movies both old and new. This year’s lineup includes Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, the world premiere of Found Footage 3D, a 30th anniversary screening of Night of the Creeps, and much more:

Press Release: Rosemont, Ill., June 22, 2016— Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary »

- Derek Anderson

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What Was Your Favorite Anton Yelchin Performance? — CriticWire Survey

20 June 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of the late Anton Yelchon, who was killed in a tragic accident early Sunday morning, which was your favorite of his performances?

Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics

It’s definitely not his best movie, and maybe it’s not really technically his best acting, but my favorite of Yelchin’s performances is in “Terminator Salvation.” You could tell he tried to sound like Michael Biehn in “The Terminator” in his portrayal of young Kyle Reese, and that meant a lot to me as a fan of these movies. And it shows how much he took care in his work »

- David Ehrlich

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Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)

20 June 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

This calendar year has been filled to the brim with unthinkables. The latest terribly sad happening: The talented Russian-American actor Anton Yelchin died yesterday in a freak accident at only 27 years of age. He was crushed by his own car on its steep driveway incline.

Yelchin was best known to general audiences as Chekov in the modern Star Trek franchise but to us he'll always be Byrd Huffstodt (the sensitive brainy teen in the underappreciated cable drama Huff) or awestruck poseur Ian (from the hipster vampire greatness that was Only Lovers Left Alive), and especially Jacob from the college romance drama Like Crazy (2011). Though Like Crazy was mostly heralded at the time for Felicity Jones's work as his British girlfriend, it was Yelchin that gave the movie its lovestruck foolish soul... but nuanced emotionally astute work by male actors, especially young ones, in romantic dramas are rarely given their just critical props. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Star Trek, Huff, Taken: Anton Yelchin Dies in Accident at 27

20 June 2016 12:41 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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The young actor who played Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies, Anton Yelchin, has died. Yelchin died earlier today after a freak accident when he was pinned between his car and his home's gate and mailbox. Friends found him when he failed to show up for a rehearsal. He was just 27.

Yelchin was best known for his work in the Star Trek reboot feature films -- Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. He also starred in films like Terminator Salvation, Charlie Bartlett, Fright Night, Like Crazy, Odd Thomas, and Only Lovers Left Alive. Yelchin also provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf in the recent Smurf movies and games.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Hollywood Reacts to the Tragic Death of Anton Yelchin

19 June 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, after news broke earlier today that Anton Yelchin has died from a freak car accident. The actor was found dead at his home in the San Fernando Valley early this morning, pinned between his car and a concrete mailbox. As news of this tragic death started to spread, several of the actor's co-stars, friends, colleagues and others in the Hollywood community mourned his death on social media. Paramount Pictures also released the following statement regarding the beloved actor's death.

"All of us at Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing of Antony Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family."

The actor is probably best known for playing Chekov in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek, its »

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Rip Anton Yelchin: 9 Reasons We Loved His Performances

19 June 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anton Yelchin passed away at the tragically young age of 27, at a time when many actors’ careers are just gathering momentum. But Yelchin had already amassed an impressive filmography that stretched back to his childhood, with an eclectic mixture of blockbusters, TV projects, and smaller efforts. “I’m just a huge supporter of this universe of filmmaking,” he told IndieWire in 2011. “It’s just fundamental. I can’t stress that enough.” Here, the IndieWire team shares their thoughts on why Yelchin stood out.

A Rare Screen Presence

Yelchin was the rare young actor to convey a plucky disposition while something gentler and melancholic lurked beneath the surface. As the energetic teen offspring of the troubled shrink on “Huff,” Yelchin was often the sole voice of reason in a sea of anxiety-riddled adults. While they grappled with middle-age, he was tasked with calling them on the pithy nature of their problems. »

- Indiewire Staff

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Anton Yelchin Has Passed Away

19 June 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In absolutely devastating and shocking news, multiple sources report that Anton Yelchin has passed away at the age of 27.

TMZ reports that Yelchin was found pinned between his car and a brick mailbox structure on the fence outside of his home in San Fernando Valley in the early hours of Sunday morning. Foul play is not suspected, as it appears to have been a tragic accident in which Yelchin’s car, which was in neutral, rolled down the steep driveway and struck the actor, who was standing behind the vehicle. According to THR, news of Yelchin’s death was confirmed by his publicist, Jennifer Allen.

Perhaps best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, Yelchin provided people with a reason to seek out the cinema time after time with an impressive number of endearing and empathetic performances. First arriving on many fans’ radars with excellent work in »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin has died

19 June 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Anton Yelchin, known for playing Chekov in the recent Star Trek films, has died. He was 27. Friends went to Yelchin’s Studio City, CA home early Sunday morning after he didn’t show up for a rehearsal. There they discovered him pinned between his own car and a brick pillar. “It appears he momentarily exited his car, and it rolled backward, causing trauma that led to his death,” an Lapd spokeswoman told The Hollywood Reporter. His death comes just about a month ahead of the opening of the third of the rebooted Star Trek movies: Star Trek Beyond comes out July 22. Among Yelchin’s other film roles were horror remake Fright Night, crime thriller Alpha Dog, teenage comedy Charlie Bartlett, Felicity Jones romantic drama Like Crazy, and last year’s Shakespeare adaptation Cymbeline. Yelchin also previously played guitar in punk band The Hammerheads. He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia »

- Emily Rome

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Anton Yelchin Dies from Freak Accident at Age 27

19 June 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The entertainment community is in mourning once again today, as a young actor passed away far too soon. Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek movies, including next month's Star Trek Beyond, has passed away at the age of 27. While details are still coming in, the actor appears to have died from a freak car accident.

Deadline reports that the actor was found by his friends early this morning, pinned by his car against a brick mailbox and security gate, apparently crushed to death by his own vehicle. No foul play is suspected in this car accident, although no further details were given. Here's what the actor's publicist Jennifer Allan had to say in a brief statement.

"Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time."

TMZ reveals that the actor's friends became »

- MovieWeb

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