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The Nightmare Gallery Invites Viewers to "Follow Me" in this Preview

Tagline: "When You Search for the Truth, the Greatest Horror is Finding It." The Nightmare Gallery is an indie horror film, from director Gene Blalock ("Horror Haiku"). The film stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alumni Amber Benson, along with: Kevin Chamberlin and Mat Devine. A supernatural horror title, The Nightmare Gallery involves an anthropology professor and her search for a missing pupil. This is and Awol Studios and Seraph Films production. Already completed, a preview of the film's first movie poster is here. The graphic involves an upside down cross and a demonic hand. A note asks viewers to "follow me." But, the destination may be hell, or a new dimension. There are all sorts of sigils on the professor's face, while the hand is also marked. The graphic promises a true tale of terror, when the film is released. The Nightmare Gallery does not have a release date. However,
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14 Musical TV Episodes Ranked From Showstopping to Show-Stopped (Photos)

  • The Wrap
You know how some people love to sing but are straight up tone deaf and should not be allowed to belt out a single note? Yeah, the same goes for TV shows. While many have tried to pull off a song-fueled installment, few do it well. Ahead of the highly-anticipated “Carrie: The Musical” episode of The CW’s “Riverdale,” TheWrap decided to rank some of the best-known endeavors to put a little skip in a series’ step with a few ditties, from the showstopping to the show-stopped.

See a sampling of our entries below and flip through the gallery to see all of the episodes ranked.

Once More With Feeling” — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”:

There is literally no other episode of any other TV show past, present or future that could take the No. 1 slot from Joss Whedon’s musical extravaganza “Once More With Feeling.” A demon who comes to town to make everyone reveal all their secrets through song who can only be stopped by an epic dance off led by Sarah Michelle Gellar who had to be auto-tuned? Yeah, no, everyone else go home. It didn’t hurt that cast members Anthony Stewart Head (Giles) and Amber Benson (Tara) have some wicked pipes.

“Song Beneath the Song” — “Grey’s Anatomy”:

The “Grey’s” musical episode revolved around Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) after they were in a bad car crash, and ends with Callie proposing to Arizona. While the episode received mixed reviews from critics, it’s gone down in “Grey’s” infamy as one of the least-enjoyed by fans.

“Red Socks” — “7th Heaven”: Easily the worst musical episode of all time. No one on the cast could sing and we have no idea what they were singing about.

We’ll see how “Riverdale”s “A Night to Remember” — which features “Carrie: The Musical” — stacks up against these others when it airs on April 18.

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Clueless returns for a final summer vacation thanks to Boom!

Boom! Studios has announced that Cher, Dionne and Tai are set to return this fall for Clueless: One Last Summer, the follow-up to the 2017 smash hit Clueless: Senior Year, which reunites the writing duo of actress, filmmaker, and author Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Witches of Echo Park, Death’s Daughter) and author Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Barbie) with artist Siobhan Keenan (Adventure Time) for another comic book based on Paramount Picture’s hit film.

In Clueless: One Last Summer, Cher, Dionne and Tai journey out for their final summer vacation before they head off to college and the world of adulthood. However when life threatens to topple their elaborate plans for the summer to remember, they’ll be challenged to stay true to their best selves amidst the chaos. Luckily they’ve got each other to lean on, because that’s what best friends are for…and
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Star Amber Benson Discusses Her Latest Film, House of Demons

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Star Amber Benson Discusses Her Latest Film,  House of Demons
It’s been over fifteen years since actress Amber Benson starred as Tara Maclay on the cultural phenomenon known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and last year’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’ reunion for the 20 th anniversary proved fans are just as dedicated now as when the show originally aired. Since Buffy Benson has starred in numerous television […]

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Breakfast Becomes Surreal in Exclusive Clip from House Of Demons

  • DailyDead
Cult experiments from the ’60s bring inner demons to life in the present day for a group of strained friends in the new movie House of Demons, starring Amber Benson. With House of Demons out now on DVD and digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

You can watch breakfast take an unexpected turn in our exclusive clip from House of Demons below, and visit the movie on Amazon to learn more about the new home media release.

"Gwen, Matthew, Katrina, and Spencer were best friends for years, until a terrible tragedy tore them apart, and left all of them in a state of arrested development. Ten years later, they're reunited for a destination wedding to stay together in a rented house. What they don't know is in the late 60s, the house was home to a Manson Family-like cult,
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Exclusive Interview – Amber Benson discusses the upcoming House of Demons, Buffy & more

After looking at Amber Benson’s resume one can’t help but be impressed. She is a writer, director and actress with roles in The Crush, Steven Soderbergh’s King of the Kill, Bye Bye Love alongside Matthew Modine and Imaginary Crimes in which she costarred with Harvey Keitel and Elisabeth Moss to name a few. She has also reached cult status playing Tara Maclay, Alyson Hannigan’s love interest on Buffy the Vampire Slayer which became a staple for teens in the late 90s and early 2000s. Her most recent project is Patrick Meaney’s horror/fantasy House of Demons, being released by Smith Global Media on February 6th. We decided to speak with Amber about Buffy, House of Demons and much more in this exclusive interview.

Your latest film is the horror/fantasy House of Demons. How did you become involved with this production?

I actually met our director,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 8)

1975: Ryan's Hope's Pat comforted Delia with a song.

1985: Santa Barbara's Lionel fell off a train and had his ID stolen.

2008: Days of our Lives' Ej found John in Stefano's basement.

2014: Guy Wilson made his first appearance as Will on Days."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1937: Clara, Lu & Em actress Isobel Carothers died suddenly at age 37. Clara, Lu, and Em was radio's first network daytime soap opera, beginning June 16, 1930 over Wgn-Am Chicago, Illinois. It moved to the Blue Network in 1931 and later NBC.

The show began as a Northwestern University sorority sketch by Louise
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Horror Highlights: Knock Knock Trailer, House Of Demons Coming to DVD & Digital, The Campus Release Details

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Inspired by the VHS horror heyday of the ’80s, Toby Canto's new movie Knock Knock headlines today's Horror Highlights with a spooky trailer, and we also have info on the House of Demons DVD and the upcoming release of J. Horton's horror film The Campus.

Knock Knock Trailer: "'Knock Knock' tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant, who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors come to him with scary tales of their apartment’s mysterious new resident."

To learn more about Knock Knock, visit the film on Facebook and Vimeo, and watch the trailer below:


House of Demons Coming to DVD & Digital: Press Release: "Culver City, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Terror finds a new home in the supernatural horror-thriller House Of Demons, which is being distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on digital
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Amber Benson Gives Us The Lowdown on Her Upcoming Project The Nightmare Gallery

For the die-hard “Buffy” fans, you’ll more than likely remember her as Tara, but for the rest of you lunatics, she’s Amber Benson, and she was gracious enough to give us a few minutes of her time to discuss the latest film she’ll be starring in called The Nightmare Gallery – read on and enjoy! […]

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Exclusive: Sony Enters a House of Demons; Release Date, Box Art, and Trailer Inside

Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fans, pay heed! We’ve got the exclusive reveal on a brand new film coming from Sony Entertainment by the name of House of Demons and it stars Amber Benson, who you may remember as Tara from “Buffy”. The film follows four friends who venture into a home that was once owned […]

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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

And now we finally get to the best one of all. The true peak of Buffy. The Season where it truly was at its finest hour.

After a shaky Season Four, Buffy returned in style for its fifth season, constructing 22 episodes full of strong characters, a brilliant arc, heartbreaking moments and some of the best hours that the show ever produced. Whilst all the previous Seasons of Buffy had numerous good qualities, it’s fifth just seemed to have everything. From the intense, gripping story-arc of Season Two, to the consistently brilliant episodes of Season Three, to the superb stand-alone hours of Season Four, Season Five is an example of a show at full throttle. It’s brimming with confidence, it knows exactly where it’s taking the story – and explores new routes for our characters that we didn’t even think we’d see.

So, what makes Season Five so great?
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Willow and Tara's Relationship Is Still So Important, 20 Years Later

Willow and Tara were a groundbreaking couple on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The powerful wiccas were first introduced to each other in season four's most frightening episode, "Hush," and their romance showcased a positive image of lesbian characters on TV in the early 2000s. Recently, Alyson Hannigan and Amber Benson reflected on their roles for the 20th anniversary of the show and discussed how Willow and Tara combated negative stigmas often affiliated with Lgbtq+ characters on the small screen. "It's just been such a profound thing for people who were going through the same thing or just terrified of what they were going to have to go through and just to see somebody that they had been watching for so many years to get to not feel so alone, it's like it's such a gift to be able to be part of that," Hannigan told Entertainment Weekly. Related14 Times Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4

And thus, a new era began.

Buffy Season Four is a controversial Season amongst fans. To put it simply – it’s not the favourite for many. This was a bit of an interesting year for the show – for one thing, it lost two of its principle cast members to a newly launched spin-off, the familiar high school location was no more and the characters were officially adults. Times were moving on for Buffy, and the things that we had gotten used to were going to have to change.

Thus, the show moved onto the life of a Slayer at College, and the adventures that ensued. Adventures that are a little, well, daft at times. Don’t get me wrong – Season Four is by no means a failure, and does hit some serious heights on occasion. If anything, it lacks the consistency of Season Three and the brilliance of Season Two.
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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years

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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years
Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.

Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”

They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now
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‘Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer’ Movie Set For Fall Premiere On Lifetime

Lifetime has set a November premiere for Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer, a movie about the double-amputee Olympic sprinter-turned-convicted murderer. Written by Amber Benson and co-produced by ThinkFactory Media, Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer tells the story of Pistorius, dubbed the Blade Runner, and his rise to fame as the first double-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics. Starring Andreas Damm (Elementary) in the title role, the movie chronicles…
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Mindy Newell: Days Of Yore

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Presenting two real-life stories from my days of yore, although names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty.

Story The First:

I knew a girl in high school – I wouldn’t say we were friends, but she was someone who had never participated in the Piggy horrors. Sally was an A+ student, on the track to an Ivy League school. Pretty (but not gorgeous) and popular (but quiet about it), she came to me one day and said that she needed to talk to me privately. I was surprised… and a bit suspicious. What did she want? But because Sally had never been overtly mean to me, even though she was part of the clique that instigated most of the callous cruelties upon me, and because I still hoped to be “accepted,” and I wanted to believe for some reason she was about to warn me
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Mike Gold: Jack Kirby’s Moxie

Next Monday marks the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth. For one horrible moment, let us consider the following question: what if that birth never happened?

No Captain America. No Fourth World. Probably no romance comics. No Challengers of the Unknown. No Kamandi. No “Marvel Age of Comics.”

Think about that last one for a moment. The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, The Hulk, Nick Fury, Thor, Silver Surfer, Black Panther… most likely, they would not have existed; certainly not as the astonishing successes they were.

I will avoid suggesting the American comic book medium would have disappeared decades ago if not for Jack Kirby, although a case could be made for that argument. If Marvel Comics didn’t happen the way it happened, it’s possible that direct sales to comic book stores would not have happened, and that little phenomenon certainly has kept this racket alive.

Nobody put more power,
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Martha Thomases: Defending…?

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Last Friday, my pal Larry Hama invited me to a “friends and family” screening of the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders. I mean the new series debuting on Netflix today, not the classic television show, The Defenders, the source of many many jokes made during the screening.

Also in attendance: Tony Isabella, Michael Gaydos and his adorable son, Arvell Jones, and the families of Archie Goodwin and George Tuska. Plus a bunch of current Marvel folks who had probably already seen the whole series, but who were gracious hosts.

Before the screening began, I was feeling pretty warm and fuzzy about seeing so many of my old friends and meeting people whose work I admired. Hence, I was psyched to enjoy two hours in a comfy chair in a screening room.

Mostly, I had a great time. I have a huge crush on Charlie Cox, the beautiful man who plays Matt Murdock.
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Joe Corallo: Mine! Mine!

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The past few weeks I’ve been talking a lot about other people’s Kickstarter campaigns. This week, here at ComicMix, I’m here to talk about our Kickstarter campaign that is active right now. That’s right; ComicMix LLC is working on a new project – a major comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood.

I’m going to get into that in a minute.

This project has been in the works for nearly two years now. It started back in December of 2015. Fellow ComicMix columnist and my co-editor Molly Jackson and I were at Mia Pizza in Astoria NY. I was a mere two months into my tenure as a columnist here and we were discussing something we could do. We immediately thought of doing a comics anthology. We had a lot of ideas we were throwing around, including a throwback Crime Does Not Pay style anthology.

Eventually, Molly and
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