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Contest: Win Carrie (1976) Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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Beginning October 11th, horror fans can celebrate the 40th anniversary of a seriously perilous prom with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Carrie, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) copy of the Carrie (1976) Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Carrie Blu-ray Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 16th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.


Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this "absolutely spellbinding horror movie" (Roger Ebert) has become a pervasive, pop-culture touchstone for anyone who's ever wanted to get even.
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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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High school can be heaven or hell depending on your social status, and for the titular character in Brian DePalma's Carrie (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King), life is definitely the latter. Coming out on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory on Tuesday, October 11th, Carrie is teased in high-def clips and a trailer.

From Scream Factory: "Great news! Our upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Carrie will include a fantastic and in-depth interview with composer Pino Donnagio--who has been responsible for scoring all sorts of great thrillers such as The Howling, Piranha, Tourist Trap, The Fan, Dressed to Kill, Raising Cain and so many more.

National street date is 10/11/16. Final List of extras again are as follows:

• New 4K Scan of the original negative and restoration

• New More Acting Carrie – featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie,
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Scream Factory Reveals New Special Features for Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Back in June, fans of 1976’s Carrie were excited to hear that Scream Factory would be coming out with a Collector’s edition Blu-ray of Brian De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation, and they might be absolutely elated by the latest special features revealed for the anticipated release:

From Scream Factory: “Great news! Our upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Carrie will include a fantastic and in-depth interview with composer Pino Donnagio–who has been responsible for scoring all sorts of great thrillers such as The Howling, Piranha, Tourist Trap, The Fan, Dressed to Kill, Raising Cain and so many more.

National street date is 10/11/16. Final List of extras again are as follows:

• New 4K Scan of the original negative and restoration

• New More Acting Carrie – featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Edie McClurg and P.J. Soles

• New Writing Carrie – an interview with screenwriter
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Carrie Turns 40 With Awesome Looking Bluray From Scream Factory; Hitting This October!

While we previously got the Bluray double feature of the TV adaption of Stephen King’s Carrie & the sequel to the 1976 adaption of the film, horror fans have been waiting for a Good HD release of Brian De Palma’s Sissy Spacek-led film. Previous releases have been “eh” at best, and it’s a title that just Begs for the Scream Factory treatment…and it looks like that’s about to happening. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the horror classic, the Sf gang are pulling out the stops with a brand new October 11th Bluray release, complete with a new transfer, new supplemental material and quite the artwork (all versions…keep reading…).

It’s an excellent year for all things De Palma, and this news is really something for horror lovers to latch onto. I know I’ll be checking this one out, how about you fright fanatics?
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Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

*Updated with the official press release.* This fall, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976).

Initially announced on EW, the Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on October 11th with a 4K scan of the movie's original negative and over three hours of extras for fans of the Stephen King adaptation to enjoy.

Similar to their 30th anniversary Return of the Living Dead Blu-ray, Scream Factory will also release Carrie in both a regular Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition with an exclusive second slipcover, poster, and shipping of the film three weeks before its release.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters,
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Piper Laurie: The Hollywood Interview

Piper Laurie Keeps Her Chin Up

By Alex Simon

Few living actors can claim to have experienced the Hollywood machine in all its iterations more than three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie. Signed by Universal Pictures at 17, their youngest contract player in years, she was in the last generation that were part of the Hollywood “factory,” pushed into “cheesecake” roles that accented physical attributes, as opposed to talent. It was the beginning of a journey.

She was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to immigrant parents of Polish and Russian Jewish descent. When she was still five, the family sent her and her sister to a children’s sanatorium in the mountains to see if her sister’s asthma could be cured. Three years later after being reunited with her family she decided she wanted to become an actress and studied with Benno and Betomi Schneider for several years
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Julianne Moore in Carrie: Fanatical Christian Mother

Julianne Moore to play Margaret White in Carrie remake. Above, Moore in Far from Heaven Julianne Moore is officially set to play Margaret White, the fanatical Christian mom in Carrie, Kimberly Peirce’s new film version of Stephen King’s novel. Chloë Grace Moretz will play the telekinetically adept debutante Carrie. In 1976, Brian De Palma’s original adaptation of the horror story made Sissy Spacek a star. Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Piper Laurie played Carrie’s mother in De Palma’s film. is the source for this news and for negotiations going on between MGM / Screen Gems and Gabriella Wilde to play the role originated by Amy Irving. The Carrie remake — or readaptation — was penned by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Julianne Moore has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and Stephen Daldry’s The Hours (2002), and Best Actress for
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Sarah Palin Movie Debut: Carrie Remake

Sarah Palin MGM has announced that former Us vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been cast as Chloë Grace Moretz's religious-freak mom in the studio's remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 horror thriller Carrie. Kimberly Peirce, whose Boys Don't Cry earned Hilary Swank a Best Actress Academy Award in early 2000, is set to direct the project. Filming should commence this summer. "An assistant told me that Carrie's mom keeps telling her in the movie: 'They're all going to laugh at you,'" Palin says. "Well, that's what some folks told me when I accepted the [Republican] nomination, and that's what some other folks have told me now about me accepting to star in a Hollywood movie." Sticking her tongue out, Palin adds, "Let 'em. I don't give a dong!" When asked why MGM would want her for the part, Palin explains that the studio was "impressed with my documentary Undefeated, which won the Oscar this year.
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Chloë Grace Moretz in Carrie Remake?

Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Hugo Chloë Grace Moretz, has been formally invited to play the shy-but-don't-mess-with-her high-school student in Kimberly Peirce's Carrie for MGM / Screen Gems according to Moretz, last seen opposite Asa Butterfield in Martin Scorsese's Best Picture Oscar nominee Hugo, is also known for playing Aaron Johnson's sidekick in Kick-Ass and the girl vampire in Matt Reeves' Let Me In. She turned 15 last Feb. 10. Based on Stephen King's 1974 bestselling horror novel, Carrie was first made into a movie in 1976. Adapted by Lawrence D. Cohen and directed by Brian De Palma, the sleeper hit about a homely teenager with deadly telekinetic powers helped to propel Sissy Spacek to movie stardom and resurrected the career of former 1950s Universal player Piper Laurie, both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards. (Both Spacek and Laurie lost to actresses featured in Sidney Lumet's
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The “Blue Velvet” Project, #12

Second #564, 9:24

Jeffrey comes down the stairs of his home. It’s night, and his mother (played by Priscilla Pointer, the real-life mother of Amy Irving) and Aunt Barbara (Frances Bay) sit on the sofa watching a black-and-white crime drama on the television. Positioned on opposite ends, the space between them opens up like some sort of haunted void where someone (or something) else should be. In Lynch’s films, sofas—which seem like the most harmless piece of furniture possible—become uncanny objects, spooky places that are so familiar that they become unfamiliar.

There is one more point of general application which I should like to add, though, strictly speaking, it has been included in what has already been said about animism and modes of working of the mental apparatus that have been surmounted; for I think it deserves special emphasis. This is that an uncanny effect is often
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Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1936: Ann Williams, future actress in roles such as Margo on The Edge Of Night, Eunice on Search For Tomorrow and Maggie on The Doctors was born. Williams died of cancer on December 13, 1985 at the age of 49.

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted in the role of Lisa on As The World Turns. She would play the part for most of the next 50 years.

1982: At the 9th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included Guiding Light (Drama Series, Writing), Anthony Geary, Robin Strasser, David Lewis and Dorothy Lyman.

2001: At the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included As The World Turns (Drama Series, Writing), David Canary, Martha Byrne, Michael E. Knight, Lesli Kay, Justin Torkildsen and Adrienne Frantz.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Priscilla Pointer (ex-Rebecca, Dallas) - 87

Robert Morse (Bertram, Mad Men; ex-Harry, All My Children) - 80

Gail Strickland (ex-Dorcas, Dark Shadows; ex-Veronica, Dallas; ex-Katherine, Melrose Place
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Blue Velvet Review | Hit Me Baby One More Time

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When I originally put together the list of the neo-noirs I was planning on including in this retrospective, I had put down two David Lynch titles: Lost Highway (1997) and Mulholland Dr. (2001). Unfortunately, Mulholland Dr., one of my favorite films of the aughts, had already been covered by the site when we attempted the film club, so I didn't want to whip a dead horse by covering it again. Having promised I'd watch Lost Highway with a friend, I was at a loss as to what to watch. I scanned my DVD shelf, my eyes momentarily meeting with Blue Velvet (1986), and I began to mentally scratch my head. I hadn't watched the film in nearly a decade, not since being forced onto a David Lynch kick brought on by the theatrical release of Mulholland Dr. in high school. For some reason, I never had the urge to return to it, not
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Charlie’s Angels’ John Forsythe Dies

John Forsythe was a leading actor on stage, screen and television from the late 1940s, but was never seen in one of his best known roles. He lent his distinctive voice to the role of Charles Townsend, who sent an array of lovely agents on various cases by speaker phone in the Charlie’s Angels television series from 1976 to 1981. The Angels originally included Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith, and were later joined by Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts. He reprised his role for feature film adaptations twenty years later, Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu as a new generation of beautiful detectives. Forsythe became a silver-haired sex symbol in his sixties, when he starred as ruthless oil tycoon Blake Carrington in the ABC prime-time soap opera Dynasty from 1981 to 1989. He frequently found himself at the
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Never Sleep Again - The Terror Filled Twitterfeed Continues

Another day of shooting on Never Sleep Again is under way, and Dread Central is continuing our coverage of the documentary's Twitter feed. Come on in to find out who else has been on the hot seat!

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy officially began lensing on August 22, 2009, in and around Los Angeles. Starring and narrated by Heather Langenkamp, star of the 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street and two of its sequels (1986's Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare), this thrilling 90-minute retrospective promises to be the definitive look at the making of the iconic horror series and the enduring legacy of its wise-cracking, razor-gloved villain: the indefatigable "bastard son of a hundred maniacs" known as Freddy Krueger.

Directed by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch, this comprehensive look at the Nightmare films is written and produced by Thommy Hutson with Heather Langenkamp serving as executive-producer,
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