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V/H/S breakout star Hannah Fierman is returning to her “Amateur Night” role in SiREN, our non-found-footage spinoff directed by Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead, The Other Side, VHS: Viral). Now in limited theaters with a VOD, Digital HD and DVD date set for December 6, 2016 through Chiller Films, SiREN follows Jonah (Chase Williamson; The Guest, John Dies at the End, Beyond […] »
- Brad Miska
Horror is often considered a young person’s genre. From about the 1950s onward, the target audience for most theatrical horror releases has been young people—teenagers on dates at the drive-in gave way to gorehounds in the ’80s, to the kids who flocked to any and every PG-13 horror movie to receive a wide release in the 2000s. It’s not just the audience that’s primarily made of young people, either; teenagers became the most common protagonists in horror movies, particularly with the rise of the slasher film. So inextricably linked were the two that Roger Ebert began referring to the genre as the “Dead Teenager Movie,” because audiences were more or less paying to see people their own age screw around, have a good time, and get hacked up by a guy in a mask. These were movies as much for teenagers as they were about teenagers. »
- Patrick Bromley
Tuesday, November 8th is a big day for politics, but on the home entertainment side of things, it’s a relatively quiet week for Blu-ray and DVD releases, as we have only a few bright spots to look forward to. Scream Factory has given Don Coscarelli’s modern classic Bubba Ho-Tep the Collector’s Edition treatment, and for you cult cinema fans out there, both The Initiation and Night Has a Thousand Desires receive a much-needed HD upgrade as well.
Other notable releases for this Tuesday include Halloweed, Bleed, Amigo Undead, and Gorgasm.
Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) "gives his greatest and most entertaining performance to date", (Premiere) as an aging and cantankerous "Elvis", in this "zinger-filled crowd-pleaser", (The Hollywood Reporter) from writer-director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At The End)! When mysterious deaths plague a Texas retirement home, »
- Heather Wixson
On Tuesday, November 8th, Scream Factory will hail to the king with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Bubba Ho-Tep.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Bubba Ho-Tep Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 11th. 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.
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory hails to the king, baby, with their upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep. Packed with plenty of bonus features, including an all-new audio commentary with author Joe R. Lansdale (which alone should justify picking up this groovy edition), the new Blu-ray is teased in high-def clips and a trailer ahead of its November 8th release.
Bubba Ho-Tep Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) "gives his greatest and most entertaining performance to date" (Premiere) as an aging and cantankerous "Elvis" in this "zinger-filled crowd-pleaser" (The Hollywood Reporter) from writer-director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At The End)! When mysterious deaths plague a Texas retirement home, it's up to its most sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living!
New Audio Commentary With Author »
- Derek Anderson
David Bruckner’s “Amateur Night” was one of the real standout parts of 2012’s V/H/S. Doing a great job of setting characters up for a good time and paying off with one hell of a second half, the segment was a lot of fun and quite terrifying at the same time. Now, with Dance Of The Dead/V/H/S:viral director Gregg Bishop at the helm, the popular segment has received the feature treatment in the form of SiREN, which sees the original short’s antagonist being transplanted into a brand new story involving a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Hitting theaters on December 2nd and VOD, Digital HD and DVD on December 6th, the Chase Williamson (John Dies At The End, The Guest)-led frightfest now has a trailer and we’re very happy to share with you fright fanatics. Having seen the film already, I can »
- Jerry Smith
In 1979, Don Coscarelli was 23 years old when he made a haunting, off-beat tale of two brothers facing off against an inter-dimensional threat known as The Tall Man, who Angus Scrimm (Coscarelli’s best friend) played with psychopathic intensity. “Phantasm” became a cult phenomenon, spawning four sequels; the purported finale, “Phantasm: Ravager” (Well Go USA), opens this week. But Scrimm’s no longer around to help promote it, and Coscarelli’s left on his own to contemplate a rocky career.
Whether or not it’s truly the last, “Ravager” does mark Scrimm’s final performance. The actor died in January at the age of 89, not long after production wrapped. When “Phantasm: Ravager” premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, alongside a new 4k restoration of the original film (aided by Jj Abrams’ production studio, Bad Robot), the screenings had the air of a wake.
See More‘Phantasm and You’ Featurette Runs Down »
- Eric Kohn
Set in Long Beach and created and written by Gavin, “Lodge 49” tells the story of a charming deadbeat surfer named Dud who joins a fraternal order following the death of his father as he searches for meaning in his life.The show has been given a 10-episode order for its first season.
The series is produced by AMC Studios. Ocko (“Pushing Daisies,” “The Office”), Gavin (Author, “Middle Men”), and Giamatti (“Billions,” “Sideways,” “Outsiders,” “Hoke”) are executive producing with Dan Carey (“Outsiders,” “Hoke” “John Dies At The End,” “All Is Bright”). Ocko will serve as showrunner.
“’Lodge 49′ is a show that defies easy categorization. It is, at once, a show about a loveable loser, the idea that life can be magical if you look at it from the right angle, what it means to be on the fringe, and »
- Daniel Holloway
Scream Factory hails to the king, baby, with their upcoming Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep. Ahead of the Blu-ray's November 8th release, its full list of special features have been revealed, including new interviews with Bruce Campbell, Robert Kurtzman, and Coscarelli, as well as a new audio commentary with legendary author Joe R. Lansdale (whose 2002 novella is the source material for the Bubba Ho-Tep film).
Press Release: The Shady Rest retirement home is about to get all shook up with a new resident: a broken-down and eccentric old geezer claiming to be the King of Rock’N’Roll himself! Loyal fans of horror master Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, The Beastmaster, John Dies At The End!) know well the uproarious horror comedy from his 2002 cult classic Bubba Ho-tep. Written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on the Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, »
- Derek Anderson
Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2016
The terrifying Tall Man makes his creepy return in the trailer for long-awaited horror sequel Phantasm: Ravager...
One of horror cinema’s most unsung, yet influential franchises makes a return glistening with global devastation in Phantasm: Ravager. The trailer for the upcoming release of the belated fourth sequel of the Phantasm film franchise showcases an upgraded return for writer/director Don Coscarelli’s illusion-imbued cinematic shockfests.
The trailer for Phantasm: Ravager, the franchise’s first entry since 1998’s Phantasm IV: Oblivion, sticks to the tried and true, once again focusing on the series’ repertory ponytail-rocking protagonist in Reggie Bannister’s 'Reggie'. Apparently having spent the last 18 years wandering the Earth like Caine from Kung Fu, it seems that Reggie is ready for what is being billed as the final showdown between him and The Tall Man.
The minds behind Monster Fest 2016 out of Melbourne, Australia, have announced that the French horror film Raw will open the festival, which will also feature a screening of Beyond the Gates. Also in today's Highlights: a trailer for Halloweed and a sneak peek of Aliens: Life and Death #1.
Monster Fest 2016 Lineup Announced: Press Release: "Returning this year from November 24-27, Australia’s premier genre film festival Monster Fest is thrilled to announce the Australian premiere of controversial new French horror film Raw as its Official 2016 Opening Night Film.
Raw made its World Premiere in Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year where it was awarded the coveted Fipresci Award and was lauded by critics and fans alike as the genre sensation of the festival.
Raw is the debut feature of French director Julia Ducournau and tells the story of a young vegetarian who discovers her dark side »
- Tamika Jones
While the 2012 horror anthology V/H/S may be uneven overall, there can be little doubt that “Amateur Night,” the segment written and directed by David Bruckner, is one of the highlights of the film. The found footage short about a group of dudebros who pick up an odd girl (Hannah Fierman) who turns out to be more than they expected, is funny and scary in the best EC Comics tradition. Because it works so beautifully as a self-contained short, it also doesn’t seem like the most obvious candidate to be adapted into a full feature film. Enter director Gregg Bishop and his new movie, Siren.
Using the same basic premise as its jumping-off point—a group of guys get more than they bargained for when they cross paths with the title character—Siren inverts the dynamics of the original short by telling the story of more or less »
- Patrick Bromley
On behalf of Chiller Films, we are pleased to share the first clip from Siren which premiered on Friday on Crave Online. Based on the V/H/S short by David Bruckner, the film stars Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), …
We’ve been pretty anxious to see Siren, a feature which was first conceived as a short in the first V/H/S film. Taking the premise and expanding on the mythos of the story and characters, Siren looks like it’s heading into a very different yet welcomed direction at the hands of Gregg Bishop (Dance Of The Dead). We’ve got the debut clip from the Chiller Films production that’s set for a December 2nd theatrical release and judging from the clip, it appears to be a lot of tension-filled horror fun. What do you fright fanatics think?
Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize. Jonah »
- Jerry Smith
Sirens would draw Greek sailors to their doom, with their beautiful voices. Now, at least one inhabits director Gregg Bishop (V/H/S Viral) and David Bruckner's upcoming horror feature Siren. Developed from Bruckner's short film "Amateur Night," Jonah rescues a girl, from a supernatural sex club. But, she proves more than he can handle. The film stars: Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan, Hayes Mercure, and Randy McDowell. An early clip from Siren is hosted here. The clip shows Jonah (Williamson) and the Siren (Hannah Fierman) in a bathroom. Both characters are hounded by a masked, knife wielding man. Jonah cowers as the Siren attacks. And, the results are gruesome. Siren is slated for a December launch. The film will see a few theatres this December 2nd. On December 6th, the film will be launched on VOD and on DVD. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
I Am Not a Serial Killer is being marketed as a thriller, which is a bit misleading. The film is more or less a thriller combined with an offbeat comedy. Think John Dies at the End mixed with Horns and a dash of Jeepers Creepers. If that sounds like something you would like then you should definitely check out I Am Not a […] »
- Trace Thurman
When 2012’s V/H/S hit the horror scene, it was a new, exciting and refreshing approach to the whole found-footage type of genre fare. One of my favorite segments from that film was David Bruckner’s Amateur Night, which saw a group of guys unfortunately coming across a creepy woman who ended up being a succubus. It was a hit with horror fans and well, now it seems that Amateur Night has made its way into a full fledged feature, Siren. Featuring a new story, a pretty impressive cast and a new director, we’ve got the details for the upcoming film below!
Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize. »
- Jerry Smith
In today’s Horror Highlights, we have a poster for Nikhil Bhagat’s As They Continue to Fall, a new short film written by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister) that premieres this fall. We also have Blu-ray / DVD release details for Siren and Satanic.
Poster and Details for As They Continue to Fall: As They Continue to Fall was directed by Nikhil Bhagat from a screenplay by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister). The atmospheric and intriguing short film will be released this fall, and we’ll be sure to share it with Daily Dead readers.
“From a writer of Marvel’s Doctor Strange comes a film about an aging drifter that hunts fallen angels in a city collapsing into ruins.”
- Tamika Jones
Chiller Films will be releasing the horror-thriller Siren in theaters on December 2, 2016 and on VOD, Digital HD and DVD December 6th.
The film stars Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Hayes Mercure (Mascots), Randy McDowell (Elvis), Hannah Fierman (V/H/S) and directed by Gregg Bishop (V/H/S Viral).
Check out the full details and synopsis below.
From The Press Release
Siren will be screening at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago this weekend on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Muvico Rosemont and then at Frightfest in London on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Discovery Screen Two.
In Theaters: December 2, 2016
Director: Gregg Bishop
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