1-20 of 81 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
If you read our "Class of 1986" issue of Deadly Magazine from earlier this year, then you know Richard Wenk’s Vamp is a film that is near and dear to my horror-loving heart. The 1980s were an exceptional time for vampire-themed cinema, with films like Fright Night, The Lost Boys, Near Dark, and The Hunger immediately capturing the imaginations of filmgoers during that era. But the one film that has been grossly overlooked over the last 30 years has been Vamp, and it’s great to see Wenk’s incredibly clever and funny take on a very popular sub-genre celebrated in grand fashion with the recent Special Edition Blu-Ray release from Arrow Video.
For the uninitiated, Vamp follows college students Keith (Chris Makepeace) and Aj (Robert Rusler), who are desperate to move into their fraternity house to escape dorm life, but before they can start packing their bags, they’re tasked »
- Heather Wixson
Chucky comes home on October 18th with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Child's Play Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 21st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. »
- Derek Anderson
On Tuesday, October 18th, Chucky will be making house calls with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and we have high-def clips and a trailer teasing the deadly doll.
Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of Fright Night, Child's Play comes complete with "excellent special effects" (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your "friend to the end!"
In this "clever, playful thriller" (The New York Times), only six-year-old Andy realizes that Chucky is responsible for a spate of gruesome murders, including that of his unsuspecting babysitter. But the real terror takes hold when the deranged doll becomes determined to transfer his evil spirit to a living human being. »
- Derek Anderson
This one is for you low-budget horror fans out there. Fry cook by day and independent short filmmaker by night Jesse James Hennessy is looking to make his feature film debut with an homage to 80s VHS movies with his upcoming horror flick Night of the Witch. Night of the Witch is a throwback to the classic horror flicks of the 80's. Giving many nods to epic films such as: Evil Dead 2 - Dead by Dawn, Friday the 13th Part 8 - Jason Takes Manhattan, Night of the Demons, Sorority House Massacre, The Return of the Living Dead, and Fright Night. Jhh started a crowdfunding campaign and if you like what you see in their proof on concept trailer then maybe...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Adamson is currently adapting his Billy Chaka novel “Tokyo Suckerpunch” for Lionsgate, a decade after being set up at Sony. Adamson has also written “Hokkaido Popsicle,” “Dreaming Pachinko,” “Kinki Lullaby,” and “Complication.”
- Dave McNary
We change things up by focusing on a boutique label, Twilight Time, that has found success through a unique business model. Mark and Aaron happen to be big fans, and feel that we have directly contributed towards some of their profits. We talk about the company, their business model, why they have succeeded, and we address some common critiques. We also review a few discs each, and finally count down our favorite Twilight Time titles.
About Nick Redman:
London-born Nick Redman, one of Hollywood’s leading producers of movie music, is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. An Academy Award nominee as producer of the 1996 Warner Brothers documentary, The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage, he went on to write, produce, and direct A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers (1998), which became a prize-winner at multiple film festivals.
As a consultant to the Fox Music »
- Aaron West
Relax with the latest Horror Highlights brought to you by your friends here at Daily Dead. The first of three items today is a new poster for festival darling, In a Valley of Violence. Also: GoFundMe details for the 22-episode documentary Two Minutes with Tom Holland and a look at Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival's program announcement.
“A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog (YouTube sensation Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley — landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once-popular »
- Tamika Jones
If you don’t already know, we are celebrating this month with a Trick ‘r Treat Sam September Box of Dread here at Dread Central. On top of that, for the Sam September Box of Dread Seventh Box, we’ve got some additional goodies… Continue Reading →
The post Sam September Box of Dread Seventh Box Includes Fright Night and Fight of the Living Dead Too! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- KW Low
First of all, before I start this, I just want to point out that my childhood, despite various factors, was still really great and I’m truly grateful that I grew up the way that I did. My circumstances allowed me to learn a lot and grow to be fiercely independent, and much of that is still something that I carry with me. But the reality is that I did grow up in a home with only a single mom (for most of the time), which meant my childhood was a lot different than many kids I grew up with. And at times, I felt like the odd girl out—but all that changed when I really got into horror.
I spent the first 14 years of my life living in a trailer park in Des Plaines, Illinois, practically a stone’s throw away from the O’Hare International Airport. We »
- Heather Wixson
Many horror fans have already been looking forward to Scream Factory's October 18th Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and now a few new special features have been announced for the second disc to ramp up the anticipation even more.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. As previously announced, on October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand will celebrate the landmark film and the iconic character with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over three hours of bonus material. New bonus feature content includes audio commentary with director Tom Holland, behind-the-scenes special effects footage and interviews with cast and crew.
Scream Factory is offering a limited edition set complete with an exclusive poster, slipcover and “Good Guys »
- Derek Anderson
Filmmaker Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) is set to direct Rock Paper Dead, it was announced today by the film’s producers, Amy Williams; Victor Miller and Kerry Fleming. Holland will be joined by a horror dream team of talent that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, “Saturday Night Live”), who will provide …
A new film called Rock Paper Dead is assembling a Dirty Quartet of horror talent, led by Fright Night director Tom Holland. Scheduled for a 2017 release, the film concerns serial killer Peter Harris, a.k.a. “The Doll Maker,” who returns home after a 20-year stint in a mental institution. Of course, in this kind of film, the treatment rarely pans out, and soon Harris is besieged by tortured memories from a much rougher-than-average childhood before returning to his murderous ways and setting his sights on a young woman named Ashley.
Director Holland is no stranger to creepy dolls, having brought Chucky to movie screens as the writer and director of 1987’s Child’s Play. Holland also is no slouch when it comes to presumably reformed mass murders, having penned Psycho II in 1983. While the film certainly sounds creepy on paper, Holland is known for the gallows ...
- Mike Vanderbilt
Tom Holland is known for providing horror fans with some of the most iconic horror films of the ’80s and it’s been announced that he’s getting back behind the camera this September for Rock Paper Dead:
Los Angeles, CA (August 26, 2016) – Filmmaker Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) is set to direct Rock Paper Dead, it was announced today by the film’s producers, Amy Williams; Victor Miller and Kerry Fleming. Holland will be joined by a horror dream team of talent that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, “Saturday Night Live”), who will provide special makeup effects, along with the film’s co-writer Victor Miller (Friday the 13) and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13). The highly anticipated genre film will start shooting in Los Angeles this September with a 2017 release date.
Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, »
- Jonathan James
Exclusive: Fright Night and Child’s Play helmer Tom Holland will next direct the horror film Rock Paper Dead. He will be joined by a respected team of talent from that genre that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem For A Dream), who will provide special makeup effects; the film's co-writer Victor Miller (Friday The 13th); and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday The 13th). The film will start production next month for a 2017 release. There also will be a major… »
As a writer and producer, Dean Devlin has had a hand in some of the highest profile projects of the last quarter of a century. Universal Soldier, Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla – all have been revisited repeatedly by Devlin and others, in numerous media. This is why – even though he is not the most prolific filmmaker – when he sets up a new property, people pay attention. We pay even more attention, when he casts an actor like David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), in a thriller like Bad Samaritan.
The script comes from Brandon Boyce, who previously wrote effective dramas Apt Pupil and Wicker Park. It centres on two young men working as car valets, who use their position to rob the homes of their customers. Inevitably, they eventually rob the wrong home, and face some unexpected consequences.
The first thing that is very clear about this movie is that it is about men. »
- Sarah Myles
Scheduled for a September 13th release, the Tales of Halloween Blu-ray / DVD is brimming with ghoulish goodies, including a CD of the movie’s soundtrack, video diaries, exclusive short films from Neil Marshall and Lucky Mckee, and much more:
Press Release (via Rama’s Screen): Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2016 – Epic Pictures Group announced today that they will release a limited edition Blu-Ray and DVD collector’s set of Tales of Halloween on September 13, 2016. “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, the horror anthology film which brings together an all-star lineup of horror heavyweight directors and actors, premiered to strong critical acclaim at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. Epic Pictures Releasing, the Us distribution division of Epic Pictures Group, released the film in theaters »
- Derek Anderson
This weekend, filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch will stay up 48 hours straight for a live marathon of their popular podcast, The Movie Crypt. Usually such an endeavor would only be attempted by unfortunate teenagers tormented by Freddy Krueger, but Green and Lynch are looking to keep their eyelids open for a good cause: to help raise money for Save a Yorkie Resuce, Inc, a charity that offers much-needed care for Yorkshire terriers still looking for a happy home.
Beginning at 7:00pm Pt tonight and ending at 7:00pm Pt on Sunday night, the 48-hour podcast marathon will feature non-stop exclusives that will delight listeners into the wee hours of the night, beyond the mists of early morning, through the sun-soaked hours of midday, and all evening long. The Movie Crypt marathon will broadcast live on GeekNation.com’s homepage.
In addition to their always intriguing insights on filmmaking, »
- Derek Anderson
Dave Franco is kind of a secret weapon in every movie he pops up in. At first glance he may just seem like yet another handsome guy with a disarming smile, and then he starts stealing pretty much every scene he's in with some killer comedic timing. Doesn't matter if it's Fright Night or 21 Jump Street or Neighbors, he can take a little bit of screen time and make a big difference. Imagine what he could do as a leading man. Well, now thanks to Nerve, you don't have to. It features Franco's meatiest role to date. In it he co-stars with Emma Roberts as a mysterious player in a high concept game of truth or dare that gets increasingly out of control. So not only is it a change of pace for Franco in the sense that he's no longer just a supporting player, but...
- Peter Hall
From the team who brought you ‘Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser’ and ‘Hellhound: Hellraiser II’ comes this new and extensive look at the making of Tom Holland’s cult-classic vampire hit ‘Fright Night’ and it’s sinister yet campy sequel ‘Fright Night Part 2’ directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.‘You’re so cool, Brewster!’ casts ‘Hellraiser’ alumni Simon Bamford …
The post You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night Doc Now Available For Pre-order! first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »
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
1-20 of 81 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners