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The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower In “Baby Frankenstein” – New Full Trailer!!

The story of Lance and his unlikely friendship with a self-aware, pint-sized automaton. When a listless young man decides to protect his discovery of a lifetime from his mother’s demented boyfriend, he must decide how far he will go to save this ‘little dude’ from capture. Directed by Jon YonKondy, Baby Frankenstein stars Andre Gower

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The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower Raises a Baby Frankenstein

Kichy-Kichy-Koo! Baby Frankenstein is ready to begin his reign of tot-sized terror, and this stitched up little scamp ain’t playing around! Read on for the first poster and trailer. Directed by Jon YonKondy, Baby Frankenstein stars Andre Gower (The Monster Squad), Eileen Rosen (Blue Valentine), Patrick McCartney (Elf), Mason Carver (Outpost Earth), Ian Barling, T. […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Unveils Series of Events to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, which has gone from one theater to 28 locations since 1997, is unveiling a series of commemorative events to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Variety has learned exclusively.

“There is no better way for us to celebrate two decades of existence than sharing and celebrating movies we love,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO. “That’s what our company is all about, and that’s what Alamo20 is all about.”

The original Alamo Drafthouse was a single-screen theater showing second-run titles that had been converted from an old warehouse. The promise to patrons was “good food, good beer and good film, all at the same place.”

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The location gained notice quickly with Austin players such as “Dazed and Confused” director Richard Linklater and Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News. Within its first year the venue was playing host to film premieres and hosting
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Film Festival Roundup: Hot Docs Announces Awards, Human Rights Watch Festival Unveils Lineup and More

Film Festival Roundup: Hot Docs Announces Awards, Human Rights Watch Festival Unveils Lineup and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented June 9 – 18, with 21 topical and provocative feature documentaries and panel discussions that showcase courageous resilience in challenging times. In an era of global advances by far-right forces into the political mainstream, assaults on the free press, and the rise of “citizen journalism,” festival organizers hope that the films in this year’s program can serve as inspiration and motivation for the audience, from seasoned activists to those searching for a role in local and global movements.

Now in its 28th edition, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. All screenings will be followed by in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, Human Rights Watch researchers, and special guests.
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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, The Recall, Graves, Wizard World Horror Fest

Many know him as Jason Voorhees, but you can get to know the real Kane Hodder behind the mask in the upcoming documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Also in today's Horror Highlights is the trailer for the Wesley Snipes-starring The Recall, a new episode of the fun and frightening series Graves, and details on the Wizard World Horror Fest.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Update: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA May 9, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“Mme”) announced today that they have put the final touches on their latest documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. This in-depth biographical documentary on horror icon, Kane Hodder, features interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story has been submitted to
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To Horror, with Love: Cinema’s Biggest Genre Fans – Sean Crenshaw from The Monster Squad (1987)

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[Hello, readers! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we here at Daily Dead thought it would be fun to do things a little different this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema, people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check back here on Daily Dead every day through Valentine's Day for our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

The history of horror movies is full of Monster Kids—those young boys and girls obsessed with all things horror who are, sooner or later, able to put all of their knowledge gathered from hours spent in front of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man to good use. From Tommy Jarvis in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter to Paula in Neon Maniacs, the genre knows that the quickest way to our horror-loving hearts is through representation and identification: us fans love seeing some version of ourselves on screen acting out the fantasy of standing side by side with axe murderers and fantastic beasts. There are few things more satisfying to a young horror fan than seeing one of our own go toe to toe with a nasty creature and come out on top.

There is no better example of this in all of horror cinema than Sean Crenshaw, the
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Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival 2016 to Screen Don’T Breathe, Night Of The Creeps, Abattoir

In less than one month, Bruce Campbell’s third annual Horror Film Festival will return to Chicago for its third year of celebrating horror movies both old and new. This year’s lineup includes Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, the world premiere of Found Footage 3D, a 30th anniversary screening of Night of the Creeps, and much more:

Press Release: Rosemont, Ill., June 22, 2016— Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary
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Round-Up: The Murder Game Release Details, Caesar & Otto’S Paranormal Halloween Clip, The Badger Game

A lot of games to be played in this morning's round-up. First, we have Blu-ray and digital release information for The Murder Game, including a 10th anniversary special documentary on the film. Also: a new clip from Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween and details on The Badger Game Blu-ray.

The Murder Game: "The new HD, extended version of The Murder Game was released this past Friday, October 23rd, on Vimeo for rent or purchase: www.vimeo.com/ondemand/themurdergame

This Friday, October 30th, the Blu-ray will be available from Amazon.com, here: www.amazon.com/dp/B015NQWUJO

A group of teenagers invent a game in which one of them is secretly chosen to be a 'killer,' while the others remain innocent victims. Armed with prop weapons, the "killer" must eliminate the other players before being found out. To enhance the fun, the teens sneak into a large self-storage warehouse,
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Indie Horror Comedy Caesar And Otto’S Paranormal Halloween

“Caesar and Otto” indie franchise continues this Halloween and Shock gives you an exclusive peek. Actor, writer and director Dave Campfield’s latest indie horror/comedy romp Caesar And Otto’S Paranormal Halloween is about to hit DVD and VOD and Shock has an exclusive clip to get you in the mood. Co-starring The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower, Return…

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Round-Up: New Webisode of The Driving Dead Stars Michael Rooker, Lost After Dark, Caesar & Otto’S Paranormal Halloween

Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead) has returned for the third installment of the web series, The Driving Dead. Also in this round-up: release details for Lost After Dark and a trailer for Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween.

The Driving Dead: Press Release -- "Actor, Michael Rooker, reprises his starring role in The Driving Dead Series with a new webisode, “The Escape,” premiering today.

The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 as part of a new initiative led by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Renowned for his roles in Marvel’s, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and AMC’s, “The Walking Dead,” Rooker has been involved with the series from its inception. Now in its third installment, The Driving Dead addresses the importance of seatbelt safety for everyone in the car – drivers and passengers alike.

To watch “The Escape,” and learn more about the series, visit www.TheDrivingDeadSeries.com.
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Beyond Fest Video Highlights from The Monster Squad Q&A

Fred Dekker, Ashley Bank and Andre Gower came out to the Egyptian Theater for a 35mm screening of The Monster Squad in Hollywood last night. The event was put on by Beyond Fest and presented by The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail. Below, you'll find just a few snippets from the post-screening Q&A with Dekker and two of his cast members.

Here, Dekker explains how the Wolf Man make-up was supposed to be based on the visage of FX artist Stan Winston, Bank talks candidly about working with method actor Tom Noon (who plays the Frankenstein monster in the film) and Dekker recounts his dialogue with Universal when he approached them about utilizing the classic monsters. He takes a good jab at them; here's a transcript of that bit...

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Olive Films to Release The Monster Squad and Night of the Demons 2 on Blu-ray/DVD

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On February 19th, Olive Films will release new Blu-ray versions of Night of the Demons 2 and The Monster Squad. At this time, bonus features have not been finalized, but we do have the cover art and initial release details.

The Monster Squad: Count Dracula has until midnight to retrieve an ancient amulet that will give him final control over the delicate balance between good and evil in the world. To help him, the creepy Count calls on some old friends: the weird Wolfman, grotesque Gill-Man, mildewed Mummy and freaky Frankenstein. As the ghoulish group gets closer to the amulet, it’s up to The Monster Squad, headquartered in the local tree house, to pool its questionable resources and stop the monster mayhem! Directed by Fred Dekker and starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger and Stephen Macht.

Bonus Features: No bonus features have been announced at this time.

Night of the Demons 2
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30 Things We Learned From ‘The Monster Squad’ Commentary

It’s finally October, the favorite month of fans of both Halloween and all the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins that come with that. The Universal monsters deserve much love when it comes to scary cinematic treats, which is why it’s high time we covered The Monster Squad on this little commentary column of ours. The film is a cult favorite and it sits in fans’ hearts as more than just a Goonies rip-off with classic horror icons. So let’s ring in All Hallow’s Month with all the great things we learned listening to the commentary for The Monster Squad. It’s got nards. The Monster Squad (1987) Commentators: Fred Dekker (co-writer/director), Andre Gower (“Sean”), Ashley Bank (“Phoebe”), Ryan Lambert (“Rudy”) 1. The commentary begins with Dekker questioning the heritage of Lambert’s character, Rudy Halloran. He believes it’s a Scottish name, to which Lambert responds that it’s Scottish for “badass.” Yep
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Looking back at The Monster Squad

Ignored at the box office, 80s comedy horror The Monster Squad has since gained a devoted following. Glen takes a look back at a cult favourite...

As something of a monster-obsessed child growing up, I lapped up any kind of monster-related goodies I could get my hands on, whether it was things like Monster in my Pocket or monster-related movies or books, few things piqued my interest in the way that these little nasties could.

So, when I saw an ex-rental VHS copy of The Monster Squad offered up for sale at a local video store, I pestered my parents to buy it for me and soon discovered what would be one of my favourite and most watched movies as a child. It featured classic monsters and the protagonists were in the same age range as me. Sure, they would have been a little older and live on the other side of the Atlantic,
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Where Everyone Has Gone Before #15: 'The Monster Squad'

Where Everyone Has Gone Before #15: 'The Monster Squad'
Filed under: Halloween, Horror, Cinematical

Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the column in which I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies we all know I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try! And we all know what Yoda said about trying.

The Film: 'The Monster Squad' (1987), Dir. Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr and Tom Noonan.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: I've been burnt by 1980s movies far too many times. Nostalgia is a powerful beast, blinding even the most
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Platinum Dunes Resurrecting "The Monster Squad"

According to reports, Platinum Dunes, producers of horror remakes "Friday the 13th" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" will update the 1987 feature "The Monster Squad", with Rob Cohen, producer of the original film, also on board the remake.

Written by Shane Black {"Lethal Weapon") and Nicholas Hill, "The Monster Squad" was directed by Fred Dekker ("Night of the Creeps", released by Tri-Star Pictures, featuring 'classic' movie monsters led by 'Dracula' (Duncan Regehr).

'The Monster Squad' of the title is a gang of pre-teens who idolize the 'classic' movie monsters. Club leader 'Sean' (Andre Gower) obtains the diary of vampire hunter 'Abraham Van Helsing' (Jack Gwillim), revealing the story of an amulet composed of 'concentrated good'. The Squad must gain possession of the amulet before the 'day of balance', when a hole in the universe will open.

To gain control of the world, Dracula must obtain the amulet before the Monster Squad does,
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