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Daily Dead’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Where to Shop for Awesome Horror and Sci-Fi Movie-Inspired Artwork

If you’re like me and love showcasing your love of the genre through the artwork you adorn your walls with, then today’s installment of Daily Dead’s Holiday Gift Guide should be right up your proverbial alley. We’re shining the spotlight on several familiar sites that have some excellent horror and sci-fi themed prints and original art that pay tribute to some of the greatest cinematic genre films of all time. Also, we’re featuring several new sites (and artists) that I’ve come across this year, as there just seems to be an endless array of talent out there that I’m hoping more folks will discover.

And while the holiday season might be all about the spirit of giving, I don’t think Santa will be too mad if you end up doing a little shopping from this handy guide for yourself, so be sure
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The Unbelievable Story of Jamie Lee Curtis' Mysterious Marriage to Christopher Guest

The Unbelievable Story of Jamie Lee Curtis' Mysterious Marriage to Christopher Guest
Once upon a time, Jamie Lee Curtis was smitten by the singer from Spinal Tap. Suffice it to say, thank goodness she didn't fall for their drummer. Because, you know, spontaneous combustion. The daughter of screen legends Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh was sitting in her living room in May of 1984 with her friend Debra Hill, a co-writer and producer of Halloween, the pioneering 1978 horror flick that established Curtis as reigning "scream queen," when she saw a picture of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer (all out of character) in Rolling Stone. Cyndi Lauper was on the cover. "I looked at the man on the right, wearing a plaid shirt and a waggish...
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John David Washington (‘BlacKkKlansman’) would be latest showbiz descendant to earn Golden Globe nomination

John David Washington (‘BlacKkKlansman’) would be latest showbiz descendant to earn Golden Globe nomination
The Golden Globes love to acknowledge the children of major Hollywood stars, and no one fits the bill more at this upcoming ceremony than John David Washington. The son of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington, John David has earned strong acclaim for his performance as Ron Stallworth in “BlacKkKlansman,” and awards experts are saying he is a contender to receive his first Golden Globe nomination in the Best Drama Actor category, especially because of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s proclivity for showbiz dynasties.

SEELike father, like son: Spike Lee could direct John David Washington to an Oscar nom 26 years after his dad

The Golden Globes have made it a tradition of letting the son or daughter of a Hollywood star hand out the trophies onstage at the ceremony in a role formerly known as Mr. or Miss Golden Globe and is now called Golden Globes Ambassador. We’ve also
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Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected TV Series to Be Rebooted

Joseph Baxter Nov 20, 2018

Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl’s fantastical story collection and TV anthology series, is about to be rebooted by The Ink Factory.

The media-spanning works of legendary author Roald Dahl have had their share of reboot treatments, with multiple movies currently on studio slates, notably new iterations Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches. However, U.K. television fans with rose-colored 1980s memories of the Dahl-inspired fantasy anthology series, Tales of the Unexpected, should be especially elated to know that a reboot series is in development.

Surging upstart studio The Ink Factory – having achieved international small screen success with joint BBC/AMC TV miniseries adapting selections of John le Carré spy literature in 2016's The Night Manager and the currently-running The Little Drummer Girl – are set to shift gears to Roald Dahl with a TV adaptation of Tales of the Unexpected, reports Deadline. The
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The Ink Factory Rebooting Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected" For TV

  • Deadline
The Ink Factory Rebooting Roald Dahl's
Exclusive: The Ink Factory has successfully mined the library of John le Carré with "The Night Manager" and "The Little Drummer Girl" and it seems that the company is now looking do the same with acclaimed British author Roald Dahl.

I hear that Simon and Stephen Cornwell’s firm is rebooting Roald Dahl’s "Tales of the Unexpected" for TV and has set up a number of writers to work on the project. The company is working closely with the Roald Dahl Estate on the project.

The series, which was originally produced by Anglia Television for British commercial broadcaster ITV between 1979 and 1988, told a different story each week with Dahl’s trademark sinister and comedic undertones with a twist at the end.
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Halloween Deleted Scene Pays Tribute To Psycho Shower Sequence

Like all slasher movies, the Halloween series owes a debt to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but if the inclusion of Janet Leigh’s daughter Jamie Lee Curtis wasn’t homage enough to the horror classic, David Gordon Green’s latest feature almost had a nod to the 1960 film’s famous shower sequence.

In anticipation of the upcoming Blumhouse production’s home video release, Universal Pictures has shared a deleted scene in which podcaster Dana Haines takes a shower while the familiar mask of Michael Myers looms from behind the curtain. It’s quickly revealed, however, that the intruder is none other than her colleague Aaron Korey, who takes off the disguise and joins Dana behind the curtain for some presumed nookie.

It’s a welcome bit of bonus material but it’s easy to see why it was left out of the final cut. For one thing, the two podcasters
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Beauty Break: Halloween Pin-ups

Apologies that Tfe has been out tricking and treating instead of entertaining you. But please enjoy these Hollywood beauties getting into this highly specific autumnal mood. Happy Halloween Everyone

Paulette Goddard

Myrna Loy, Janet Leigh, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Clara Bow and other 'it' girls from Old Hollywood are after the jump with their pumpkins, witch hats, scary books, and cats.
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Charting the Career of Jamie Lee Curtis From Strode to Strode

Charting the Career of Jamie Lee Curtis From Strode to Strode
(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.) Jamie Lee Curtis has always been fascinating because of her contradiction. As the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, she could have been the poster […]

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‘Halloween’ to Stay on Top in Pre-Holiday Weekend With $32 Million

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‘Halloween’ to Stay on Top in Pre-Holiday Weekend With $32 Million
There’s still plenty of interest in Laurie Strode’s struggle against Michael Myers.

The second weekend of Jamie Lee Curtis’ “Halloween” is projected to generate about $32 million, early estimates showed Friday. That marks a 59% decline from its $76.2 million opening — a decent result for the well-received horror sequel.

The 11th “Halloween” movie will dominate moviegoing at multiplexes during the pre-Halloween session and should wind up the weekend with around $126 million in its first 10 days, followed by the fourth weekends of “A Star Is Born” and “Venom.”

Lionsgate’s launch of action-thriller “Hunter Killer,” which captured a moderate $420,000 in Thursday night previews, looks likely to be battling for fourth place at about $7 million with Sony holdover “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.”

Hunter Killer,” starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, and Common, has been forecast to collect between $5 million and $9 million this weekend when it launches at 2,720 sites. “Hunter Killer,” based on the novel “Firing Point,
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‘The Fog: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Rob Bottin | Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Directed by John Carpenter

I have a feeling The Fog is underpraised because it’s not Halloween and it’s not The Thing. Too traditional, maybe. Too hokey. Too folkloric. But for me it’s the equal of those two classics, which arrived two years either side of this 1980 chiller. One part The Blob-style ‘50s monster movie and one part ‘70s zombie flick, wrapped in spectral clothing, it may not be the John Carpenter movie audiences expected, but that’s okay. The Fog is its own beast. After the success of 1978’s Halloween, which was as rough ‘n’ ready as they come, The Fog benefits from a bigger budget. The production values are painted on the screen. More impressive still is Carpenter’s poise and patience. Instead of pacing things up,
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Jamie Lee Curtis Cannot Watch Halloween Without Covering Her Eyes: 'I Don't Like Being Scared'

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Jamie Lee Curtis Cannot Watch Halloween Without Covering Her Eyes: 'I Don't Like Being Scared'
Jamie Lee Curtis may be the original scream queen, but there’s a limit to how much she can handle in real life!

“I don’t like being scared,” Curtis, 59, tells People in this week’s cover story, adding that even though she already knew “exactly what was going to happen,” she still found herself covering her eyes during the scary parts of Halloween.

The actress, whose mother was Psycho star Janet Leigh, went on to share that “there’s not a friend of mine” who isn’t well-versed in her habit of covering her face and singing to herself
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John Carpenter in 4K reviews – shlock and gore from Hollywood's dark star

Restorations of The Fog, Escape from New York, Prince of Darkness and They Live show the makings of a movie maestro

The forelock-tugging new reboot of Halloween confirms the huge shadow John Carpenter still casts over genre film. If that film and The Thing represent the director at his peak, the new 4K restorations of The Fog, Escape from New York, Prince of Darkness and They Live doing the rounds in UK cinemas show that his B game wasn’t half bad either. Even when the concept becomes muddy or the script threadbare, it’s executed with infectious confidence, Carpenter plugging his trademark electro themes straight into our fear and pleasure centres and proceeding accordingly.

Cinema’s most entertaining nihilist is also often perversely society-minded, but Carpenter’s fondness for an ensemble cast becomes The Fog’s (★★★☆☆) wobbly peg leg. Extensively reshot, the 1980 film never finds a compelling character to
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Oscar Flashback: ‘Psycho, ‘The Exorcist’ among the nominated horror films of the 1960s and 1970s

Oscar Flashback: ‘Psycho, ‘The Exorcist’ among the nominated horror films of the 1960s and 1970s
This article marks Part 2 of the Gold Derby series reflecting on Horror Films at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the spine-tingling movies that earned Academy Awards nominations, including the following films from the 1960s and 1970s.

Alfred Hitchcock‘s “Psycho” (1960) was met with enormous critical and commercial success upon release emerging the second-highest grossing film of the year, just behind Stanley Kubrick‘s “Spartacus.” Alas, the film was also greeted to a somewhat cool reception at the Oscars. “Psycho” did muster four nominations, in Best Director (Hitchcock’s fifth and final career bid), Best Supporting Actress (Janet Leigh), Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. Notably absent was Anthony Perkins, unforgettable as Norman Bates. Leigh, who won the Golden Globe for her performance, was ultimately defeated by Shirley Jones (“Elmer Gantry”). The film also failed to win on any of its other three nominations.

The following year,
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‘Halloween’ to Make a Killing With Opening Weekend in Mid-$70 Millions

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‘Halloween’ to Make a Killing With Opening Weekend in Mid-$70 Millions
Jamie Lee Curtis’ “Halloween” is looking to slice up an opening weekend of as high as $75 million at 3,928 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.

Universal’s R-rated slasher film is on its way to posting the second-highest October launch of all time, bested only by the $80 million opening of Tom Hardy’s “Venom” on Oct. 5-7. Anticipation is high among moviegoers for “Halloween,” with Curtis returning as Laurie Strode facing off against serial killer Michael Myers. Thursday night previews showed plenty of power with $7.7 million.

Friday’s mid-day estimates for “Halloween” — some of which were above $75 million — came in over the top end of this week’s expectations. Universal had been cautiously forecasting a $50 million bow, while some analysts had projected a $70 million launch. “Halloween” is also opening in 21 international territories this weekend.

“Halloween” will obliterate the franchise record opening of $26 million set by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. It
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Jamie Lee Curtis Shares a Rare Photo of Her Entire Family on the Halloween Red Carpet

Jamie Lee Curtis Shares a Rare Photo of Her Entire Family on the Halloween Red Carpet
Jamie Lee Curtis is sharing a special moment with her fans.

The 59-year-old actress posted a rare photograph of herself with her entire family — her husband Christopher Guest, and their two children Annie, 31, and Thomas, 22 — on Instagram Thursday.

The group was at the premiere of Curtis’ upcoming Halloween before its nationwide release on Friday.

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The most important part of my work is the people I get to come home from that work to. My daughter, Annie, my son, Tom and my husband, Christopher offered me love and support last night and I am so lucky to call them mine.
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Halloween: The Feminist Slasher Movie

David Crow Oct 18, 2018

The latest Halloween re-contextualizes the slasher genre with Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode forming its true unstoppable Shape.

This article contains major Halloween spoilers.

She appears behind him like a wraith; a shade; an unstoppable force. For the first time in perhaps 11 movies, Michael Myers is reacting with surprise. This isn’t how it’s supposed to go. Below him, one of the helpless Strode women who have been his victims du jour for 40 years (no matter the timeline) turned out to be not so helpless. Rather than weeping at the arrival of the very male Angel of Death, and his ever phallic kitchen knife, Karen (Judy Greer) feigned crocodile tears before blasting a hole the size of a golf ball in his shoulder. Only then comes the true ‘Shape’ of David Gordon Green’s Halloween reimagining: Laurie Strode.

Once the defining visage of victimhood in the horror subgenre of slashers,
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The Evolution of the Scream Queen

A staple element of the horror genre, the scream queen exists to fight back against the dark forces threatening everyday life. As a second generation scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis is the name that springs to mind when you think of the term and this week she returns to the film franchise that skyrocketed her career when Halloween comes to cinemas on Friday.

To celebrate the release, we take a look at the most well-known scream queens of all time.

Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh was discovered at just eighteen years old by fellow actress Norma Shearer who helped her secure a contract with MGM. Through her career Janet appeared in several popular films, such as Act Of Violence, Little Women and Holiday Affair but after seeing her in Orson Welles’ Touch Of Evil, Alfred Hitchcock set out to cast Janet in Psycho. This low-budget thriller went on to become a
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‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Return to the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever

‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Return to the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever
True confession No. 1: I’m going to dress up as Laurie Strode on “Halloween.” Let’s just say Jamie Lee Curtis and I are of an age. Grey hair? Check. Glasses? Check. Jeans, boots and jacket? No problem. And I’ve got a good-size kitchen cleaver, if not a rack of semi-automatics. That’s Strode’s new weapons arsenal, stacked and ready to wreak revenge on Michael Myers after he escapes from a mental hospital after 40 years.

Curtis, the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, first made her name with John Carpenter’s “Halloween” in 1978, when she was 19, followed by Rick Rosenthal’s “Halloween 2,” also written and produced by Carpenter and his producing partner Debra Hill. True confession No. 2: I worked on that film as a young press agent at Maslansky/Koenigsberg, followed by Carpenter’s “The Fog” and “Escape from New York” (also co-written by Hill
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‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Revisit the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever

‘Halloween’ Revisited: John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis Revisit the Horror Franchise That Changed Their Lives Forever
True confession #1: I’m going to dress up as Laurie Strode on “Halloween.” Let’s just say Jamie Lee Curtis and I are of an age. Grey hair? Check. Glasses? Check. Jeans, boots and jacket? No problem. And I’ve got a good-size kitchen cleaver, if not a rack of semi-automatics. That’s Strode’s new weapons arsenal, stacked and ready to wreak revenge on Michael Myers after he escapes from a mental hospital after 40 years.

Curtis, the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, first made her name with John Carpenter’s “Halloween” in 1978, when she was 19, followed by Rick Rosenthal’s “Halloween 2,” also written and produced by Carpenter and his producing partner Debra Hill. True confession #2: I worked on that film as a young press agent at Maslansky/Koenigsberg, followed by Carpenter’s “The Fog” and “Escape from New York” (also co-written by Hill).

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The Many Victims of Halloween’s Michael Myers

Halloween Victims of Michael Myers

It’s been forty years since Michael Myers first slashed his way through Haddonfield. This Friday sees his shape return to UK cinema screens to once more slowly creep around and kill a plethora of fresh bodies. The new film may technically be the ninth film in the franchise (eleventh if you include Rob Zombies remakes), but it is actually a direct sequel to the original, ignoring events from Halloween II to Resurrection. This wipes out the massive bulk of Myers’ impressive kill count, and over the years he’s murdered some very familiar faces. In a bid to make sure that we don’t forget these unfortunate souls, we’ve compiled a list of some of Michael’s most famous victims and prey.

Paul Rudd Halloween Victims of Michael Myers

He may now be famous for his work in the comedy world, and for
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