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Contest: Win a Free iTunes Download of New Horror Comedy Attack Of The Killer Donuts

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We've devoured them for years, but now it's their turn to bite back. Breakfast treats show their teeth in Attack of the Killer Donuts, and with the new horror comedy out now on VOD platforms and in select theaters, we've teamed up with Level 33 Entertainment to give away one free iTunes download code for the film to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) free iTunes download code for Attack of the Killer Donuts from Level 33 Entertainment.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Attack of the Killer Donuts Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 1st. 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.
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Watch a Tasty Treat Show Early Signs of its Deadly Side in our Exclusive Clip from Attack Of The Killer Donuts

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Usually it's humans who take a bite of sweet treats, but in Attack of the Killer Donuts, people are the ones on the menu. Starring C. Thomas Howell as Officer Roberts, Attack of the Killer Donuts is coming to select theaters and VOD platforms beginning November 17th, and to celebrate the film's release, Level 33 Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip to share just with Daily Dead readers.

You can watch a donut show early signs of its monstrous side in our exclusive clip below, and to learn more about Attack of the Killer Donuts, visit the horror comedy on iTunes and Facebook.

Synopsis: "We've eaten them for years, now it's their turn! A chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty killers. Now it's up to Johnny, Michelle and Howard to save their sleepy town from... Killer Donuts."

"Attack Of The Killer Donuts was directed by Primetime Emmy Nominee Scott Wheeler (Martian Land,
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Breakfast Bites Back in Level 33 Entertainment’s Official Trailer for Attack Of The Killer Donuts

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Usually it's humans who take a bite of sweet treats, but in Attack of the Killer Donuts, it's humans who are the menu. Starring C. Thomas Howell as Officer Roberts, Attack of the Killer Donuts is coming to select theaters and VOD platforms beginning November 17th, and Level 33 Entertainment has provided us with a new trailer for the film that features donuts with sweet teeth of their own... for human flesh.

Press Release: Los Angeles (CA) –Level 33 Entertainment has announced today the official release date for the horror comedy feature film Attack Of The Killer Donuts starring C. Thomas Howell (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Outsiders, & The Amazing Spider-Man), Justin Ray (1 Chance 2 Dance & Disaster L.A.), and Michael Swan (As the World Turns, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, & The Bold and the Beautiful). The film will screen in select cities across the U.S. and will be available “Day-and-Date” via
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The Bottom Shelf: The Return Of Swamp Thing, Creepozoids, Nekromantik 2

Nick Aldwinckle Jul 20, 2017

Our latest round up of genre DVDs and Blu-rays is here, with Wes Craven, Creepozoids, Dario Argento and more...

With the DC cinematic universe currently riding high on the coattails of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins’ megahit antidote to the miserablism of messrs Bats and Soops, it would seem churlish to point out that company’s past failures. Things being as they are, though, with the recent release of a camp classic on Blu-ray, it’s time to do precisely that.

The sequel to Wes Craven’s 1982 superhero effort that was more Toxie than Alan Moore, Jim Wynorski’s 1989 adaptation of the tale of scientist turned mutant bog creature Alec Holland, slyly monikered The Return Of Swamp Thing, cranks the ridiculousness dial right up to 'comedy horror' level. As Swampy meets the love of his life, Abigail – Heather (Locklear) be thy name – and battles the evil Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan,
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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Piranhaconda’ Review

Stars: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, Rib Hillis, Angie Savage, Chris De Christopher, Kurt Yaeger, Noah Blake | Written by J. Brad Wilke, Mike MacLean | Directed by Jim Wynorski

When a rogue scientist discovers an immense egg in the dark recesses of a rainforest he thinks hes stumbled across his fame and fortune. But little does he know that it belongs to a terrifying hybrid monster, known only as the Piranhaconda (a moniker only mentioned once in the Entire film and dismissed as a stupid name!). Soon the beast is on the loose, hunting for its unborn child, rampaging through the country and destroying everything in its path in a mass of CGI-enhanced gory-glory.

A killer-creature B-movie from the Roger Corman staple, Piranhaconda is yet another made for Syfy TV movie suprisingly this one comes from director Jim Wynorski, who is well-known in the horror community for successfully mixing T&A and horror.
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Coming Distractions: The trailer for Death Race 2050 is more Syfy than New World

In his 1960s and ’70s heyday as the king of drive-in flicks and low-budget exploitation, Roger Corman was the single greatest patron of budding talent in the world. The list of filmmakers and actors who either got their start or their big break working for him goes on and on: Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, Joe Dante, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Peter Bogdanovich, John Sayles, Charles Bronson, Robert Towne.

Alas, Corman has long since traded cheap thrills for pure cheapness. Given that most of his time is now occupied with Syfy monster movies like Piranhaconda, Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda, and Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, a sequel to 1975’s sleazy, tongue-in-cheek Death Race 2000 might sound like a partial return to form.

The original, directed by the under-appreciated Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul), had one of the ‘70s Corman’s trademark cocktails of talent: a cast led by ...
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‘Sharktopus vs Pteracuda’ Review

Stars: Robert Carradine, Mario Ceara, Katie Savoy, Akari Endo, Tony Evangelista, Mario Arturo Hernández, Rib Hillis, Alan Nadal Piantini, Conan O’Brien | Written by Matt Yamashita | Directed by Kevin O’Neill

If you thought it was only studios like The Asylum who were cranking out giant sea creature flicks for Syfy you’d be completely wrong – Roger Corman and his New Horizon Pictures are still producing the kind of cheap and cheerful monster movies that Corman made his name with to this day. Only unlike The Asylum, Corman and co. don’t seem to want to keep to just giant monsters… Instead they’ve cross-bred their monsters as time has gone on – no longer are they satisfied with plain-old Supergator, their first giant creature flick; nope they’ve brought us the crazy combos of Dinoshark, Dinocroc (who took on Supergator in 2010), Piranhaconda; and their craziest giant killer creature combination, Sharktopus.
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Zack the Zombie Exterminator opens for business this December, check out a preview here

Coffin Comics has announced that the original graphic novel Zack the Zombie Exterminator is set for release this December.

Co-written by Mike MacLean (Sharktopus, Dino-Croc vs. SuperGator, Piranhaconda) and Brian Pulido (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Chucky) and fiendishly illustrated by industry newcomers Djibril Morissette-Phan and Ceci de la Cruz, Zack the Zombie Exterminator is a horror comedy that takes its horror very seriously. Check out a preview here…

A year ago, Zombies started rising here and there. We expected the apocalypse. Instead, we got… pests. Zack Zander is a redneck, metal head with a talent for zombie-splatting. And his whole family gets in on the action. Together, the Zanders make up Z-Gone, “semi-professional” zombie exterminators. And they showcase every second of gory mayhem on YouTube.

Overnight, Zack’s exploits catapult him from viral video joke to primetime hero. With fame come the spoils: cooler clothes,
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'The Burning Dead' starring Danny Trejo unleashes in April: DVD Giveaway

by Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

The Burning Dead (formerly known as Volcano Zombies) starring Danny Trejo will molt onto DVD this April.

In celebratory fashion we have five DVD's of The Burning Dead to give away. Entering is simple. Go like our Facebook page here and our Twitter page here.

Then send an email to theburningdeadgiveaway[at]morehorror.com with the subject line The Burning Dead Giveaway and tell us what your favorite zombie movie is along with your Full Name and physical address. Sorry, only available to the Us and no Po Boxes. That's it. Winners will be chosen randomly.

Check out the details about The Burning Dead April release below.

From The Press Release

Director Rene Perez's The Burning Dead (formerly Volcano Zombies), starring action superstar Danny Trejo (Machete, TVs Sons Of Anarchy), arrives April 7th on DVD.

Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers
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March VOD Releases Include It Follows, Backcountry, Spring

It looks like March is going to be a big month in VOD releases for genre fans, as there are a handful of great titles to keep an eye out for in the coming weeks. Several highly anticipated indie films are getting released, including It Follows, Spring, Faults and Backcountry, and there are also a handful of other fun films making their way onto digital platforms as well.

Here’s a rundown of what’s heading to VOD in March:

The Burning Dead (Uncork’d Entertainment)- 3/3

Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan), The Burning Dead pits a a horde of lava-filled zombies against a sheriff charged with the plight to rescue an estranged family from a volcano eruption. Trejo plays Night Wolf, a Native American warrior who knows way too much about the curse that unearthed the coffin dodgers.
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Indie Spotlight: Never Let Go, L.A. Macabre, Burning Dead, Knock Knock

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Never Let Go, new episode details from L.A. Macabre and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, the short film Knock Knock, a Q&A featuring The Walking Dead‘s Amber Dawn Fox, and much more:

Never Let Go Trailer and Premiere Details: “Here is a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week – Howard J Ford’s (Director/Producer Co-Writer of ‘The Dead 1&2″) latest epic Never Let Go. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the Us, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May.

Howard Ford said today:
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Danny Trejo vs. Zombies in ‘The Burning Dead’

Uncork’d Entertainment have announced the Us release dates for director Rene Perez’s The Burning Dead (formerly Volcano Zombies), which features action superstar Danny Trejo (Machete), along with Tom Downey (Axe Giant), Moniqua Plante (Nashville), Robert F. Lyons (Dark Night of the Scarecrow), Nicole Cummins (Logan), Kevin Norman (Melissa & Joey), Kyle T. Heffner (Seinfeld), Julia Lehman (Cheerleader Massacre 2), Tom Nagel (Hillside Cannibals), Jenny Lin (Piranhaconda), Robert Amstler (Alien Showdown), and Morgan Lester (John Carter).

Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of Axe Giant), The Burning Dead pits a horde of lava-filled zombies against a sheriff charged with the plight to rescue an estranged family from a volcano eruption. Trejo plays Night Wolf, a Native American warrior who knows way too much about the curse that unearthed the coffin dodgers.

The Burning Dead arrives March 3rd on digital and VOD. The DVD lands a month later,
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Frightfest 2014: ‘Zombeavers’ Review

Stars: Chad Anderson, Lexi Atkins, Brent Briscoe, Bill Burr, Cortney Palm, Hutch Dano, Peter Gilroy, Rex Linn, Rachel Melvin | Written by Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan | Directed by Jordan Rubin

Seriously. Do I have to lay out the plot of a film called Zombeavers? It features zombie beavers. What else do you need to know? Oh well, here goes: Three college friends decide to spend the weekend at a riverside cabin in the woods, man free, after one of the trio splits up with her boyfriend. However the boys see things differently and invite themselves on the trip in the hopes of having a debauched weekend filled with sex and booze. Little do the group know, they are right next door to a lodge of beavers who have been mutated, by an accidental toxic waste spill, into rabid zombeavers.

See, did I really need to explain that? Kids go woods. Kids get dead.
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Explosive First Trailer for Volcano Zombies

Danny Trejo movie number 112,998,296 is officially on its way! Break out the survival gear, Dreadies, because you're about to witness first-hand the glory of Volcano Zombies. Well, at least the trailer for it. Read on!

From the Press Release

Volcano Zombies, the new horror/disaster feature co-starring Danny Trejo, is finishing post-production, and the producers have just released the first trailer and some additional stills.

Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan), the film's director is Rene Perez (The Dead And The Damned).

Volcano Zombies is about a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies that have shot out of the volcano, brought to life by a curse.

Other cast includes Tom Downey (Axe Giant, Sorority Party Massacre), Moniqua Plante (“Femme Fatales
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The Business of Bad Movies

John Lucking on the business of bad movies…

Imagine a clown takes centre stage at the circus, imagine he falls on a banana peel, imagine the audience laughs, imagine the audience mocking his portrayal of King Lear.

With the release of Sharknado 2: The Second One the Internet has begun its now regular attempt to recreate the furore and virality of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 unintentional masterpiece The Room. It’s almost mandatory to dissect any film dubbed ‘so-bad-it’s-good’, repackage it as brief clips, montages or quotes and then send these out into the dark of the Internet where they can act as a beacon to similar-minded people. Entire communities will then form around the mocking of a single film, and it’s up to that same community how long the film remains in the public consciousness; GIFs, images, parodies, live recreations, midnight screenings, DVD re-releases, live readings, dedicated websites,
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Brian Pulido to Introduce Syfy to Zack the Zombie Exterminator

Brian Pulido, creator of the comic Lady Death and the feature film The Graves, is set to appear on Syfy’s "Foxy and Co.," a reality show showcasing the special effects makeup work of "Face Off" favorite Eric Fox and his team, tonight, March 18th, at 10Pm.

For the show Pulido directed a proof of concept short film entitled Zack the Zombie Exterminator, a horror/comedy about Zack Zander, an amiable redneck metal head with a talent for zombie-splatting who runs “Z-Gone", a family business that “disposes” of the undead.

Pulido and screenwriter Mike MacLean (Sharktopus, Piranhaconda) developed Zack for multiple entertainment platforms.

Simply stated, Zack the Zombie Exterminator puts the fun back into zombie-splatting. Zack is a gross-out spectacle full of zombie guts and exploding brains. It’s slapstick Wtf humor, cringe-worthy and cathartic, and what better guy to fulfill this mad vision than Morbx Fx’s Eric Fox,
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Zombeavers Trailer Nibbles Online

Zombeavers Trailer Nibbles Online
If you've looking for a movie that has one character shouting "That is exactly what the beavers would want!" at another, you're in so much luck. Today brings you the trailer for... Zombeavers. Click on the YouTubes for a closer look at the gnashery nastiness. Billed as this year's Sharknado, the so-bad-we-thought-it-might-be-good-but-it-was-actually-just-really-bad Z-movie, Zombeavers is the spoofy handiwork of director Jordan Rubin, a Carson Daly Show alumnus, and screenwriters Al and Jon Kaplan. A cursory glance at their CVs finds the amazing-sounding Piranhaconda and Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, and this one extends the silliness to a cabin filled with randy students and a dam filled with hell rodents.No word on a likely UK release date for this one but it has a tagline - 'You'll all be damned'  - that alone makes it worthy of the widest possible release.
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Horror's Top 13 Craziest Monsters

Zombies, vampires and werewolves, oh my! Classic monsters are always a good way for horror filmmakers to go, but sometimes we see more... unique... beasties on the screen. And when they go well (and even when they don't), they're some of the most memorable characters in the genre.

In celebration of the Irish sci-fi comedy film Grabbers, which hit VOD and other digital outlets on July 19 and contains some pretty wild monsters of its own, we've compiled a list of Horror's Top 13 Craziest Monsters!

As always, we'd like to start out with some honorable mentions. Slither and its old school relative Night of the Creeps both gave us a swarm of memorable leech-like monsters. The Host dropped us into an unexpected nightmare on a typical South Korean afternoon with a very unique movie monster. And even though he ended up going mainstream and had his own Saturday morning cartoon, The
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Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man's Strained and Laughless Comedy

Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man's Strained and Laughless Comedy
For similar reasons to why budget-stretching pioneer Roger Corman recently produced schlock called Piranhaconda and Dinoshark (but not that ripoff Sharknado), director-producer Florian Steinbiss's German-set, largely German-cast comedy mixes genres with all the quality control of a fourth-grader dispensing every soda flavor into one cup. Co-starring as a professor and father, Steinbiss—who apparently grew up near the original Neander Valley fossil discovery—has no budget and even fewer laughs. Stiltedly filmed in English, Neander-Jin depicts the inexplicable modern-day materialization of a colossal-browed subspecies time-traveler (Jon Chardiet). There are broad, lazy bits about huckster opportunism, an activist beauty who loves the beast philanth...
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TV on Tap: Aaron Hill’s New ABC Family Role and Lifetime’s New June Carter Cash Biography

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Did you binge-watch Arrested Development yesterday and now you need more? Let’s hope Buzzfeed‘s ranking of the its 30 favorite guest stars does the trick.

By the way, there’s no such software as ShowStealer Pro.

I’m tempted to pull out that old “our long national nightmare is over” joke with the news that Fox reality TV executive Mike Darnell has quit at Fox, as initially reported by Deadline. Darnell has been at Fox for 19 years, which pre-dates the rise of reality TV and his early days include specials like When Animals Attack! and Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?. His most valuable contribution to culture is that many probably people know about the Milgram experiment thanks to the ways Fox’s reality programs repeatedly inspired critics to make comparisons to the infamous study. A part of Darnell’s legacy, as Andy Dehnart notes is a long
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