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NBC Olympic Blunder: Wrong Super-g Gold Medalist Declared Before Actual Winner Had Even Skied

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NBC made a giant-sized oopsie while covering the women’s Super-g skiing competition at the Winter Olympics on Saturday by prematurely announcing the gold medal winner, who turned out not to be the winner at all! Austrian World Cup alpine skier Anna Veith’s (above left) time down the course put her in the top spot in line for the gold, and NBC commentators Bode Miller and Dan Hicks apparently thought she had it locked up. They were wrong. “Four straight Olympic golds in the women’s Super-g for the skiing powerhouse of Austria. I just about can’t believe it!” Hicks said of Veith....
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Bode Miller Apologizes for Blaming Olympic Skier's Struggles on Her Marriage

Bode Miller Apologizes for Blaming Olympic Skier's Struggles on Her Marriage
Bode Miller has apologized after receiving backlash for his Olympic commentary. Olympic skier Miller, who retired in 2017, came under fire for comments he made on-air about skier Anna Veith's marriage at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea this week. During Veith's giant slalom event run, Miller and co-host Dan Hicks started to discuss Veith's knee injury. "Yeah the knee is certainly an issue, I want to point out she also got married and it's historically very challenging to race in the World Cup with a family or after being married," Miller said. "Not to blame the spouses, but I just wanna toss that out there that it could be your husband's fault." ...
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October Horrors Day 11 – Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II, 1987

Directed by Sam Raimi

Starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks and Kassie Wesley

Synopsis:

Ash, the sole survivor of the previous film, returns to contend with the evil spirits summoned from the cursed Necronomicon, the book of the dead. Joined by those present at the book’s original discovery and others, Ash and his new allies struggle to find a way to banish the evil forever before it destroys them in all manner of horrific ways.

Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell take us back to that ghostly cabin in the woods for another slice of gore-drenched horror, inadvertently creating one of the greatest sequels ever made, and one of my favourite horror films of all time. I am of course referring to Evil Dead II

If one were to watch the first two instalments of this series back to back, they would be struck by the sudden tonal shift between instalments.
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Slideshow: 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago From Aug. 18-21

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Chicago – One of Chicago’s most popular pop culture gatherings is the Wizard World Comic Con, and the 2016 edition is building anticipation for the weekend of August 18th through the 21st. Besides the fan costumes, vendor booths and comic book legends, Wizard World has appearances from TV and movie celebrities, highlighted by Michael J. Fox (“Back to the Future”), David Duchovny (“The X-Files”) and Princess Leia herself, the one and only Carrie Fisher.

To gear up for this year’s Wizard World Comic Con, HollywoodChicago.com is publishing – for the first time – a series of Exclusive Portraits from last year’s Wizard World Comic Con. Photographer Joe Arce was there, and shot 22 Exclusive Portraits of the type of TV and movie celebrities that Wizard World can offer at the event.

The Wizard World Comic Con is a yearly event in Chicago,
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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman,
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Dick Johnson & Tommygun vs. the Cannibal Cop Wraps; See the First Stills

Dick Johnson & Tommygun vs. the Cannibal Cop has wrapped principal photography in Buffalo, NY, and we have the first set of stills right here. Get a look at this upcoming horror comedy, or face the wrath of Dick. Trust us... Dick wrath sucks.

The film, an action-horror-buddy cop hybrid, was written by John Renna, who co-stars with Sam Qualiana. Danny Hicks, Debbie Rochon, and Timothy Patrick Quill are also in the cast.

"Working with Danny and Tim, and finally getting to direct Debbie, was a true honor," says Renna.

He also gives a lot of credit to his location, "The support we received from local businesses was staggering. Buffalo actively supports film and art, making a lot possible on a minimal budget."

Qualiana plays Dick Johnson, a by-the-book detective who partners with rough-around-the-edges Jeff "Tommygun" Thompson to track down the elusive and mysterious Cannibal Cop. Hicks plays their captain, who
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Early Details and Teaser Trailer for Dick Johnson & Tommygun vs. The Cannibal Cop

Fr Productions has released the teaser trailer for its upcoming action horror thriller Dick Johnson & Tommygun vs. The Cannibal Cop, which begins filming in Buffalo, New York, next month. Check it out here along with more details!

The film was written by John Renna, who will co-star with Sam Qualiana (Snow Shark, The Legend of Six Fingers) as mismatched police detectives hunting the titular cannibal. The cast also includes Debbie Rochon (Dry Bones), Danny Hicks (Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn), and Timothy Patrick Quill (Army of Darkness).

Renna will co-produce and co-direct with Chris Rados (His Name Is Clownface) of Wny Grip & Lighting.

“The teaser shows the vibe we’re going for,” says Renna. “A 70s cop film blended with 80s horror and 90s action flicks. Chris will be shooting much of the film since I’ll be on screen most of the time with Sam. We’ve got
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Win a Copy of Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray and Exclusive Poster

Long before Spider-Man got rebooted and any wolves got punched in The Grey, Sam Raimi and Liam Neeson collaborated on a superhero flick with a Gothic love story that was a hit with both audiences and critics.

To celebrate the release of the Darkman: Collector's Edition, Scream Factory is sponsoring an amazing contest. Two winners will receive a Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray each, and one Grand Prize winner will get both a Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray And a limited-edition 18"x24" poster (only 200 have been printed) featuring the newly commissioned artwork!

Dread Central readers can to enter this contest by sending us an E-mail Here including your Full Name and Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

If the link doesn't work for you (because your browser is not set up with your email program), email us directly at contests@dreadcentral.com with the subject line
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What to Watch: Feb. 18-24, 2014

What an amazing week for TV fans. As if you didn’t have enough stacking to do with the new, brilliant season of “House of Cards” on Netflix, there are four other full seasons in this week’s What to Watch that you really should watch front to back. And then there’s the still-amazing “Darkman,” a cult classic that perfectly captures Sam Raimi’s skill at controlled chaos. Finally, we have two ’80s horror flicks in one set in “Bad Dreams” and “Visiting Hours.” Check ‘em all out (Ok, you can skip the genre stinkers).

Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season

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Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season”

One of the best shows on TV gets the glorious, fantastic, always-perfect HBO treatment, complete with absolutely perfect HD transfers and enough special features to stop a TV fan in their tracks. 12 audio commentaries! The
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The Top 9 Sam Raimi Films - Horror and Otherwise

From his modest start in that ramshackle cabin in the woods what must seem like a lifetime ago, Sam Raimi has become one of the more versatile and beloved directors in Hollywood. With Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of Darkman today, we bring you our Top 9 Sam Raimi Films - Horror and Otherwise.

We're going to keep this list to films directed by Raimi. If we were to include the movies he's acted in, or god forbid produced, we'd be here all night. But a few of his production credits like 30 Days of Night, both of The Grudge films, Boogeyman, The Possession, Timecop and of course the Evil Dead remake are noteworthy.

Some honorable directorial mentions include his most recent, Oz the Great and Powerful. It might not have been the epic it was billed to be, but it looked fantastic; and when you manage to haul in half a billion
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I’m Everyone – And No One – A Review Of Scream Factory’s Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Darkman is the reason that I was so excited when it was announced that Sam Raimi would be bringing Spider-Man, my favorite comic book character, to the big screen. Unfortunately, Spider-Man turned out to be a huge disappointment, but we’ll always have Darkman as Raimi’s superb “comic book” film. Of course, the truth of the matter is that Darkman wasn’t based on a comic book, rather a short story Raimi wrote paying homage to old B-rate Mummy movies. Despite that, it still shares many of the same characteristics of even the modern day “revamped” comic book epics. And, despite some dated visuals, it still very much holds up to this day. This is a film that I do try and revisit as often as possible, but as many movies that gets stacked upon my desk, it has been since the initial Universal Blu-ray was released back in
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Darkman Trailer, Clips, and Photos

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Thanks to Scream Factory, Sam Raimi’s Darkman is headed to Blu-ray on February 18th and we’ve been provided with the original trailer, clips, and high-resolution stills from the movie:

“Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face. Fans of visionary director Sam Raimi (The Spider-Man trilogy) know well the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake and his tragic transformation into the action hero known as Darkman. Based on Raimi’s short story “The Darkman,” the popular crime-fighting master of disguises comes to life in the 1990 film adaptation Darkman, starring three-time Golden Globe® nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) and Oscar® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo). Directed by Sam Raimi, this explosive, action-packed thriller also stars Colin Friels (Dark City), Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Dan Hicks (Evil Dead 2) and Nicholas Worth (Swamp Thing) and features soundtrack by award-wining composer Danny Elfman. On February 18, 2014, Scream Factory™ will release Darkman Collector’S Edition Blu-ray,
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The Darkman Finally Comes to Blu-ray in February

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Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face. Fans of visionary director Sam Raimi (The Spider-Man trilogy) know well the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake and his tragic transformation into the action hero known as Darkman. Based on Raimi’s short story “The Darkman,” the popular crime-fighting master of disguises comes to life in the 1990 film adaptation Darkman, starring three-time Golden Globe® nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) and Oscar® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo). Directed by Sam Raimi, this explosive, action-packed thriller also stars Colin Friels (Dark City), Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Dan Hicks (Evil Dead 2) and Nicholas Worth (Swamp Thing) and features soundtrack by award-wining composer Danny Elfman. On February 18, 2014, Scream Factory™ will release Darkman Collector’S Edition Blu-ray, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more!
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Scream Factory Unmasks Full Extras For Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray!

Scream Factory isn’t wasting any time on making 2014 another home video triumph; from now till March they have Night Of The Demons, Cat People, Slumber Party Massacre, Witchboard, Die Monster Die, Beneath, Bad Dreams, Visiting Hours, Beast Of Hollow Mountain Road, and The Neanderthal Man gracing Blu-ray!

Today they’ve revealed the full set of extras that will be included with their Collector’s Edition release of Darkman, which includes brand new interview with Liam Neeson, Larry Drake, and a slew of others! This truly looks to be the most definitive edition of Sam Raimi’s cult classic, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it when it streets February 18th!

Bonus Features:

New interviews with Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand New interview with Larry Drake New interview with Makeup Designer Tony Gardner New interviews with actors Danny Hicks and Dan Bell New interviews with Production Designer
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Scream Factory Makes a Date with Darkman

Long before shootin' web with Spiderman, Sam Raimi made Darkman, a superhero flick that was fully his own. Scream Factory kicks off 2014 in style with one of their famous Collector's Edition Blu-ray releases of the 1990 film, and you'll find all the info here!

From the Press Release

Scream Factory will release Darkman Collector’S Edition Blu-ray, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, Darkman Collector’S Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 Srp.

In the darkest hour, there’s a light that shines on every human being,
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Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Cover Art and Release Details

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On February 18th, Scream Factory will release a Blu-ray collector’s edition of Darkman. Here’s a look at the official cover art and list of bonus features:

“Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face. Fans of visionary director Sam Raimi (The Spider-Man trilogy) know well the story of Dr. Peyton Westlake and his tragic transformation into the action hero known as Darkman. Based on Raimi’s short story “The Darkman,” the popular crime-fighting master of disguises comes to life in the 1990 film adaptation Darkman, starring three-time Golden Globe® nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) and Oscar® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo). Directed by Sam Raimi, this explosive, action-packed thriller also stars Colin Friels (Dark City), Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles), Dan Hicks (Evil Dead 2) and Nicholas Worth (Swamp Thing) and features soundtrack by award-wining composer Danny Elfman.

On February 18, 2014, Scream Factory™ will release Darkman Collector’S Edition Blu-ray,
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The Players Championship 2013 TV schedule

The Players Championship 2013 TV schedule includes live coverage of all four rounds from Tpc Sawgrass May 9-12 on Golf Channel and NBC. The Stadium Course at Tpc at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida is the site of golf’s “Fifth Major,” The Players Championship. The top players in the game compete on one of the most challenging courses, famous for its signature island green on par-3 Hole 17. A total of 11 high-definition cameras will cover the hole for Golf Channel and NBC. Additional broadcast details are available on the Golf Channel press release. Host Dan Hicks and [...]

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Blu-ray Review - Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II, 1987.

Directed by Sam Raimi.

Starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi, Denise Bixler and Richard Domeier.

Synopsis:

A young couple accidentally unleash an evil force when they discover the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis in an isolated cabin in the woods. After being forced to kill his possessed girlfriend, Ash (Bruce Campbell) holds up in the cabin with a group of strangers and attempts to repel the demonic spirits.

It’s a very tricky thing, dealing with expectation. Many things inevitably don’t reach the high standards placed on them beforehand. Inextricably linked to this I feel is reputation. You can only hear so much about something before your opinion and thoughts are tainted, even if you haven’t experienced it yourself. Then add to that hearing it over many years. Could seeing a film many years after it was released prevent it from reaching
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Evil Dead 2: Special Edition Blu-ray Review

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Ted Raimi, Kassie Wesley, Richard Domeier

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 90 minutes

Extras: Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead II, Cabin Fever, Photo Galleries, Archival Footage, Road To Wadesboro.

We all know how superb Sam Raimi’s splatterfest Evil Dead 2 is, right? Arriving in the UK just in time to mark the release of the Fede Alvarez directed modern remake of the notorious original cult-classic, Evil Dead, Raimi’s superior sequel finally sees the high-definition upgrade of the 25th Anniversary land on our shores for the first time.

Most of you reading this review will no doubt have purchased the film in one form or another over the last quarter of a century. This old-timer completist has multiple times on video, laserdisc, DVD and a couple of years ago, on glorious Blu-ray. So is this this new celebratory edition of Evil Dead 2 worth a double-dip?
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‘Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn’ was an extra-special treat

Brandon Peters has returned! Leading up to the April 5th release date of the new Evil Dead remake, Mr. Peters will be doing his voodoo with the Evil Dead series. He continues with a look at Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn. As only a casual Evil Dead fan, this was an extra-special treat as this isn’t a film series that I’ve memorized by heart. This was as informative for me as I hope it will be for you. So without further ado… Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn 1987 Director: Sam Raimi Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Ted Raimi Rated R We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound “fine”? ~Ash’s mirror image The second installment of the Evil Dead trilogy is the bridge between the first film and Army of Darkness in terms of tone. Whereas the first
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