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Road Rage Review

A spiritual successor to Road Rash that is set in a Grand Theft Auto-style open world sounds like an excellent idea, doesn’t it?

Well, as it turns out, an idea isn’t all you need when it comes to making games. If it was, I’d be a multi-billionaire that wouldn’t be talking to the likes of you right now. Unfortunately, Road Rage appears to be an idea with little else of substance behind it.

The concept behind the game is exactly as I’ve described. It’s motorcycle combat in a GTA-like world. An underground group of bikers in the city of Ashen have decided that the time has come to rise up and overthrow the oppressors that have turned their formerly booming homeland into a dark and murderous place. To do this, they’ll take part in a series of motorcycle races, elimination events, stunt challenges,
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Contest: Win Darkness Rising on Blu-ray / DVD

  • DailyDead
Something supernatural is waiting for Madison when she returns to her childhood home, and it isn't exactly rolling out the welcome mat in Darkness Rising, a new horror film from IFC Midnight that hits home media on November 7th from Scream Factory. If you're on the lookout for a new haunted house movie to add to your watch list, then you may be pleased to know that we've been provided with three Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copies of Darkness Rising to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of Darkness Rising.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email,
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Horror Highlights: Screambox’s “13 Screams of Halloween”, Slasher: Guilty Party, Scream Factory Blu-rays, Sightings, Grimmwood, Apartment 213, Party Bus To Hell

  • DailyDead
Get your scream on with these new frightful stories from today's Horror Highlights! Screambox's "13 Screams of Halloween" kicked off this past Friday the 13th and will continue until the big day. Also: Netflix's Slasher Season 2 details, Scream Factory's latest Blu-ray releases, a trailer for Sightings, details for the immersive experience Apartment 213, Grimmwood, and Party Bus From Hell.

Details on "13 Screams of Halloween" from Screambox: Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif. (October 12, 2017) Screambox, the leading streaming service for hardcore horror fans, is celebrating the Halloween season with a fun treat: 13 new fan-favorite films will be released completely free for streaming on any device from Friday the 13th of October through Halloween, October 31st. Even more thrilling, these top-rated, terrifying titles are exclusive to Screambox -- true horror lovers won’t find these films on any other major streaming service, including Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

“It’s been a great year for Screambox,
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Q&A: Director Matt Sconce on Encountering Wildlife & Utilizing Improvisation for His Found Footage Horror Film Altar

  • DailyDead
Shot in seven days in the wilderness, Altar follows several longtime friends who end up fighting for their lives after coming across something unimaginably horrifying in the mountains. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Altar writer/director Matt Sconce to discuss the improvisational atmosphere of his latest movie, the cast and crew's eerie encounters with wildlife during filming, and plans for a sequel.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us,Matt. When and how did you come up with the idea for Altar?

Matt Sconce: Altar was a concept from four years ago. My dad and I brainstormed the idea on a road trip and I wrote a loose outline called Altar, which then waited patiently on a shelf for the right timing. That timing came four years after writing the outline. My friends made a movie called The Gallows through Blumhouse,
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Darkness Rising: Terrifying Artwork and Trailer Released from IFC Midnight

  • ShockYa
IFC Midnight just released this freaky new artwork for the upcoming horror movie “Darkness Rising” by director Austin Reading and starring Tara Holt (Ballers), Katrina Law (Arrow, Apparition) and Bryce Johnson (Dr. Strange, Willow Creek). A house’s horrifying secrets are resurrected in this blood-drenched supernatural nightmare. For years, Madison (Tara Holt) has been tormented by […]

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Top 5 Terrifying Horror Films You've Never Heard Of

  • LRM Online
I’m a huge horror fan. The adrenaline rush of being scared (in the safety of my own home or in the movie theaters of course) is addicting. Once upon a time, when I had more spare time, I was constantly scouring the Internet for obscure (but well-reviewed) horror films. Unfortunately, I can’t do this as much as I use to, but I still watch many as I can. 2016 was a great year for big horror releases (The Witch, Don’t Breathe, The Invitation, The Green Room and Syfy's Channel Zero: Candle Cove anthology TV series are a few that come to mind), and 2017 is set to be another fantastic year with the recently-released and critically acclaimed movies, Get Out, Raw, and Split, and upcoming titles like the highly anticipated It and It Comes At Night. The future or horror is looking bright for the silver screen.

That said,
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First UK Teaser Trailer for Animated Comedy Film 'The Son of Bigfoot'

"This year the wildest legend of all comes to life." Studiocanal UK has unveiled a very short teaser trailer for an animated film titled The Son of Bigfoot, produced by StudioCanal in France, and animated by nWave Pictures in Belgium. The film is aimed towards younger kids and families, and is about a boy who goes "on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot." Surprise! The voice cast hasn't been revealed yet, even though this teaser does include one voice. We've seen some low-budget horror films based around bigfoot recently (like Exists or Willow Creek), but it's interesting to see a goofy, family-friendly take on the furry forest monster. Enjoy. Here's the teaser trailer (+ poster) for Jeremy Degruson & Ben Stassen's The Son of Bigfoot, on YouTube: Teenage outsider Adam sets
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Halloween Isn’t the Best Time for Indie Horror: Why Distributors Are Avoiding the Spooky Release Date

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Halloween Isn’t the Best Time for Indie Horror: Why Distributors Are Avoiding the Spooky Release Date
Halloween may be the favorite time of the year for many horror fans, but that doesn’t mean independent filmmakers should release their horror movies in late October. Though Halloween used to be an ideal time for scarier films opening in limited release, many distributors today are avoiding the last week of October like the plague.

Read More: 11 Halloween Costume Ideas, Courtesy of 2016 Indie Films

What’s changed? Competition from home entertainment options around Halloween has ramped up significantly, making it even harder to get people into theaters. “You’ll get all of the cable satellite VOD platforms not only offering discounts on movies on transactional on-demand, but they’ll make available their free on-demand offerings,” IFC Films/Sundance Selects President Jonathan Sehring told IndieWire. “It has gone from being what seems to be a really obvious time to come out with a new horror film to one of the
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Artist Derek West Talks Pursuit: The Search For Bigfoot and The 4 Best Bigfoot Films

Editor’s Note: Artist and Bigfoot enthusiast Derek West loves all things Sasquatch. The guy is a walking encyclopedia on the subject and when he’s not painting what I consider to be some of the best and most creatively interesting pieces or art (here), he’s pretty devoted to the Bigfoot cause. When Pursuit: The Search For Bigfoot was sent our way, I knew West was just the person to give it a watch and also recommend some of his favorite Sasquatch films. Read on! – Jerry

Promoter, radio host, Bigfoot hunter, and now director Tom Biscardi enters the world of found footage with his project Pursuit: The Search for Bigfoot. The film follows a very familiar path of shaky cameras and awkward sometimes random feeling footage that attempts to tell a story. This particular story is a bout two filmmakers who come into possession of a journal that documents Bigfoot sighting across America.
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15 Great Ways Filmmakers Found Their Independence In The Last 20 Years

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15 Great Ways Filmmakers Found Their Independence In The Last 20 Years
Subverting the Unexpected

At the end of the 20th century, Bobcat Goldthwait’s legacy read like a cheap joke: He was a screaming comedian from the eighties best known as Zed in the “Police Academy” franchise who once tried at his hand at directing a movie (“Shakes the Clown”). Those achievements barely skimmed the surface of Goldthwait’s ability, as the ensuing years made clear, when Goldthwait completely transformed his career into one of the most provocative American filmmakers working today. With the microbudget “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (aka “Stay”), Goldthwait showed his potential to funnel taboo subject matters into oddly touching, relatable human dramas, a proclivity he kicked up to a whole new level with the subversive black comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” which features Robin Williams in one of his all-time great roles.

Goldthwait has kept innovating, with each new movie offering a fresh perspective on the naive assumptions
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Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait Talks Call Me Lucky And His Animated Friendships With Robin Williams And Barry Crimmins

"I wouldn't have made the movie if it wasn't for Robin's encouragement."-- Director Bobcat Goldthwait on Call Me Lucky.The first time I interviewed actor-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait, it was for the weird and wonderful World's Greatest Dad, starring the late, irreplaceable Robin Williams. (You can read that interview here). The film was an unexpected wallop, and is even more important to me now. Goldthwait continues to switch up his filmmaking, taking on different genres and styles. Last year he made a great horror film called Willow Creek. It's a found footage film, but unlike most found footage films made today, he brought originality and terror to the exhausted sub-genre. There's a 20-minute single take scene that's guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand straight...

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Bobcat Goldthwait on Turning Docmaker for 'Call Me Lucky': "I Hope I Do Well By My Friend"

Bobcat Goldthwait on Turning Docmaker for 'Call Me Lucky':
"I want to prove F. Scott Fitzgerald wrong," Bobcat Goldthwait told me, "that there are no second acts." Not only has he directed seven films over the past decade, but he had a blast directing "Community." "Call Me Lucky," his third Sundance debut and first documentary, is a profile of standup comic Barry Crimmins.  Goldthwait's last fiction film "Willow Creek" was a found footage Bigfoot movie with the filmmaker "interviewing actual folks in a town and putting them in a suspense scary buffet movie." So it was natural that he should go full documentary for "Call Me Lucky," which started with Goldthwait's best friend of 33 years, Robin Williams (he still gets teary when his name comes up), who was trying to make a scripted narrative movie about Crimmins. "It seemed like it was hard to get going that way," said Goldthwait back at Sundance. "So Robin suggested we...
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Watch: Bobcat Goldthwait's 'Call Me Lucky' Trailer Celebrates a Mythical Comedian

Watch: Bobcat Goldthwait's 'Call Me Lucky' Trailer Celebrates a Mythical Comedian
"I want to prove F. Scott Fitzgerald wrong," Bobcat Goldthwait told me at Sundance, "that there are no second acts." Not only has he directed seven films over the past decade, but he's also having a blast directing "Community." "Call Me Lucky," his third Sundance debut and first documentary, is a profile of standup comic Barry Crimmins. Goldthwait's last fiction film "Willow Creek" was a found footage Bigfoot movie with the filmmaker "interviewing actual folks in a town and putting them in a suspense scary buffet movie." So it was natural that he should go full documentary for "Call Me Lucky," which started with Goldthwait's best friend of 33 years, Robin Williams (he still gets teary when his name comes up), who was trying to make a scripted narrative movie about Crimmins. "It seemed like it was hard to get going that way," said Goldthwait. "So Robin suggested we make it as a documentary and we.
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Joe Dante's "Burying The Ex" Debuts Today

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:  

Here's a rundown of the theaters first in line to present Joe Dante's new film. 

Atlanta   Plaza Atlanta

Tampa   Spring Hills Cinema

New York   AMC Empire

Los Angeles   AMC Citywalk Stadium 19

Phoenix   Harkins Valley Art

Kansas City   Cinetopia Overland Park 18

Minneapolis   Willow Creek 12 Theatre

Denver   AMC Highlands Ranch

Miami   AMC Aventura Mall 24

Houston   AMC Studio 30

You can purchase tickets through Fandango here. 

Available June 19th at Amazon Instant Video

Available June 19th on Apple iTunes

You can check out Burying the Ex's highly entertaining twitter feed here.
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Sci-Fi London 2015: ‘Man Vs.’ Review

Stars: Chris Diamantopoulos, Michael Cram, Drew Nelson, Alex Karzis, Kelly Fanson, Sam Kalilieh, Kate Ziegler, Constantine Meglis, Chloe Bradt | Written by Adam Massey, Thomas Michael | Directed by Adam Massey

Doug Woods may be a semi-successful media presenter and outdoorsman (at least on the web) but he’s hardly Bear Grylls in real life. He’s barely even a decent family man, sneaking out on his wife and daughter to go film his latest episode, which is why he and his crew are making a last-ditch attempt at a TV pitch by dropping him in the wilds of Northern Ontario for five days with little except his wits and some snazzy camera equipment to keep him company.

Or so he thinks, at least. Over the course of the next few days, strange things start to happen in the woods: chess pieces are moved on Doug’s board while he’s off
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Preview: Stellar Weekend Kicks Off 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival

Chicago – Friday, May 1st, kicks off one of 2015 Chicago’s most special events, the Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) – a film festival as programmed by the members of the Chicago Film Critics Association. The place to be is at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, and the titles included are an exciting batch of movies making their premiere here.

Many of the films had their world premiere at festivals like Sundance, Toronto and South X Southwest, and HollywoodChicago.com contributors Nick Allen and Patrick McDonald have been sampling the best of the festival, and offer this preview of the kick-off weekend. Each capsule is designated with Na (Nick Allen) or Pm (Patrick McDonald) – to indicate the author – or encapsulates the official synopsis from the festival.

Be sure to check back with HollywoodChicago.com on Monday, when we finish our preview of the festival by looking ahead to the weekday schedule,
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Bobcat Goldthwait Does a Lot with a Little at "Willow Creek"

If you know who Bobcat Goldthwait is, chances are you’re keenly aware that comedy tends to have a strong pull on basically everything he’s ever done. His feature film career includes dark comedies like Shakes the Clown, World’s Greatest Dad, and God Bless America, and between those ventures he’s a driving force behind stand-up comedy specials or series for well-known jokers like Patton Oswalt, Demetri Martin, Marc Maron, and even Dave Chappelle back when he had his own show. With that strong trend of comedy, Goldthwait’s sudden venture into the lands of horror with Willow Creek, a film about sasquatches in the Pacific Northwest, will catch any fan off-guard. It’s easy to find the traces of Goldthwait’s sense of humor amidst the horror, but it’s just also quite clear that Goldthwait has a firm grasp of what creates and fuels the undercurrent
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5 Horror Films Arriving In 2015 That We Can’t Wait For

It would probably be fair to say that pretty much everyone got something out of the horror genre in 2014. For the film buffs and critics there was The Babadook and Willow Creek. For those loving slow-burning chillers there was Under the Skin and The Guest. For those seeking a slice of jet-black comedy with their main course of gore there was Life After Beth and Horns. And for those who harbored schlock Z-movie horror as a guilty pleasure – there was, er, Zombeavers.

2015 also saw some of the big guns weigh in with new doses of bloodshed – including Eli Roth returning with The Green Inferno, and Ti West’s The Sacrament – and a fresh, sinister franchise apparently emerged with the release of the dread-dominated Oculus back in the summer. Even a couple of independent gory gems like Nurse were unearthed.

Of course, there were many disappointments as well. Anyone who found
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Bobcat Goldthwait Turns Docmaker To Celebrate Comic Hero of 'Call Me Lucky'

Bobcat Goldthwait Turns Docmaker To Celebrate Comic Hero of 'Call Me Lucky'
"I want to prove F. Scott Fitzgerald wrong," Bobcat Goldthwait told me, "that there are no second acts." Not only has he directed seven films over the past decade, but he's also having a blast directing "Community." "Call Me Lucky," his third Sundance debut and first documentary, is a profile of standup comic Barry Crimmins.  Goldthwait's last fiction film "Willow Creek" was a found footage Bigfoot movie with the filmmaker "interviewing actual folks in a town and putting them in a suspense scary buffet movie." So it was natural that he should go full documentary for "Call Me Lucky," which started with Goldthwait's best friend of 33 years, Robin Williams (he still gets teary when his name comes up), who was trying to make a scripted narrative movie about Crimmins. "It seemed like it was hard to get going that way," said Goldthwait. "So Robin suggested we make it as a documentary.
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Nazis, Cheap Thrills, And Big Bad Wolves: The 13 Best Horror Movies Of 2014

While reflecting on an entire year’s worth of horror movies may sound like a tremendous chore, there’s no better feeling than reliving some of your favorite cinematic moments after the dust has settled and no more films remain unreleased. Sure, sifting through the worst of the worst may be not be an enviable task – which I did for my Worst Horror Movies Of 2014 feature already – but my “Best Of” work is where the movie Gods show their mercy. This is my exploration of the best horror had to offer this year, and my chance to tip my hat towards those horror films that remind me why a genre full of murder, mayhem, and spooky horrors provides the highest highs that Hollywood can provide.

Before I get to the main list, I do want to give a few shout-outs to those films that deserve an honorable mention, even if
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