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An extraterrestrial force and an authoritarian society are just some of the juicy sci-fi tenets to be found in the official synopsis for Captive State, Rupert Wyatt’s original thriller currently brewing in development.
Starring Ashton Sanders and 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s John Goodman, the futuristic romp takes place in a nondescript Chicago neighborhood that’s become home to a foreign invader. Wyatt dreamed up the idea late last year, and Captive State heralds the director’s first foray behind the lens for a feature film since his so-so crime drama The Gambler. That doesn’t necessarily mean Wyatt has been idly twiddling his thumbs, given he helmed the pilot episode for Amazon’s redo of The Exorcist.
Now, he’s primed to venture back into the realm of sci-fi for his latest creative endeavor. A 2018 release date is the target, and the official synopsis reads as so: “Captive State is »
- Michael Briers
Hey there, everyone! I sincerely hope this finds you all well (or at least coping) and eager (or at least willing) to take on a new year. I love doing year-end lists. For me, it’s a time of reflection, as well as expansion. Since I started with Daily Dead in April of 2015, my horror-view continues to grow; I’ve been so fortunate to meet and speak with some enduring legends of the genre, not to mention strike many new friendships through social media. But what my continuing immersion in this greatest of cultures has provided above all else is an appreciation for the variety and depth horror has to offer. It really has been a great year; unfortunately, I’ve missed some goodies, but dammit, I tried. So, without anymore ado whatsoever, here are a few (okay, a lot) of my favorite things from 2016.
As a ravenous horror enthusiast, »
- Scott Drebit
Fans of The Exorcist TV series have rallied together to get the attention of Fox and hopefully get a second season of the show. Their latest campaign, as well as a video featuring fans from all over the world, is included in today's Horror Highlights, which also features a Q&A with the director of Parasites and Hunting Grounds VOD release details.
Details on The Exorcist TV Series's 'Fear the Feathers' Campaign: Press Release: "The Global Fandom for the Fox Television show "The Exorcist" launch[ed] their latest campaign "Fear The Feathers" on Friday, December 30, 2016, in an effort to plead with the network to renew the show for a second season.
The 10 episode series has recently ended its season one run with no news of a renewal from the Fox network. Passionate fans of the show, who have named their cohesive group the "Exorcist Congregation,” have been very vocal on social »
- Tamika Jones
We're back with our annual list of favorites here on Daily Dead. For those that are new to Daily Dead, we handle our year-end lists differently here. Rather than just covering films, our lists can extend to TV, games, collectibles, events, and anything else genre-related. In short, we’re sharing with you a list of our favorite horror experiences from 2016.
Check back every day this week to find out what made the cut for the rest of the Daily Dead team.
Train to Busan: I predict that we’ll look back at 2016 as the year when zombie-mania started its decline from the insane levels we saw when The Walking Dead regularly smashed its own ratings records and World War Z was a surprise box office success. With that said, don’t let zombie fatigue keep you from boarding the Train to Busan.
Director Yeon Sang-ho channels a variety of popular zombie movies and tropes, »
- Jonathan James
4 items from 2017
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