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March 27th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special, Scanners Criterion Collection, The Outer Limits Season 1

The month of March is closing out with a busy week of home entertainment releases, with two of the highlights this week being Scream Factory's stunning Steelbook editions for Assault on Precinct 13 and Prince of Darkness. Scream Factory is also keeping busy with their Collector’s Edition release of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon and their Blu-ray release of IFC Midnight's I Remember You.

David Cronenberg’s Scanners is also making its way into the Criterion Collection this week, and The City of the Dead is the recipient of another limited edition release as well. Other notable titles coming home on March 27th include The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special, The Outer Limits Season 1, Hell’s Kitty, Star Time, The Executioners, Mercy Christmas, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Assault on Precinct 13 Limited Edition Steelbook (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Isolated inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station,
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The Outer Limits Season One

Wow — somebody took their sweet time about it, but we finally have a quality Blu-ray set of an entire generation’s favorite Sci-fi / monster TV show, an attraction that lit up our humdrum lives with anticipation in the Fall of ’63. Respected stars and good writers contributed to a weird-oh winner that can boast at least fifteen classic hours of Sci-fi delight, in velvety black and white. With informative new audio commentaries.

The Outer Limits Season One


Kl Studio Classics

1963-64 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame / 1632 min. (32 episodes) / Street Date March 27, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 99.95

Created and produced by Leslie Stevens & Joseph Stefano

Talk about a release that should need no introduction: when MGM Home Video released its first DVD sets of Outer Limits sixteen years ago, we saw the pale transfers and the feeble encoding (eight hours per disc!) and immediately wished for a reissue. Syndicated TV broadcasts looked better.
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The Outer Limits – We Are Controlling Your Blu-ray Collection

The official word regarding the Blu-ray release of the classic TV series “The Outer Limits” has just come down from Kino Lorber, and there’s lots to be excited about once Season One lands on March 27th. Special features include audio commentaries by David J. Schow (author of The Outer Limits Companion) and film historians Tim […]

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Release Details for Kino Lorber’s The Outer Limits Season 1 Blu-ray Box Set

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Last summer, Kino Lorber had horror and sci-fi fans making sure there there was nothing wrong with their computer screens when they made the big announcement that the entire Outer Limits TV series was heading to Blu-ray and DVD, and now they've revealed the box set packaging, release date, and special features for the first season of the beloved anthology series.

Featuring new HD masters, Kino Lorber's Blu-ray and DVD release of The Outer Limits Season 1 will arrive on March 27th. All 32 episodes of the first season (which originally aired from September of 1963 to May of 1964) will be included, along with a 40-page booklet and 24 audio commentaries from notable film historians and creative minds such as David J. Schow and Reba Wissner.

To learn more, we have the full release details and a look at the box set below (via Facebook). Kino Lorber's Blu-ray and DVD release of the second
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January 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Happy Death Day, Eye Of The Cat, Blade Runner 2049

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Welcome back for another week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, readers! January 16th features plenty of intriguing offerings, from cult classics to sequels of cult classics to even a few recent films as well. If you happened to miss Blade Runner 2049, Happy Death Day, or The Snowman in theaters, all three are making their way home this Tuesday. Severin Films has put together The Amicus Collection (which features Asylum, And Now The Screaming Starts and The Beast Must Die), and Scream Factory is giving Eye of the Cat the Blu-ray treatment as well.

Beyond Skyline is also coming to Blu on January 16th, and for all you Joe Dante fans out there, Shout Select has put together a Collector’s Edition release of Matinee that looks like it’s a must-have.

The Amicus Collection (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

Known as The Studio That Dripped Blood, the British film
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December 19th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Suspiria 4K Restoration, The Amicus Collection, American Gothic (1988)

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With Christmas now only a week away, there’s a big day of genre-related home entertainment releases to look forward to in the meantime, just in case you were in need of some last-minute gift ideas (or if you were looking to spoil yourself, which is totally cool). Easily my most anticipated Blu-ray release for all of 2017, Synapse Films' stunning 4K restoration of Suspiria gets the royal treatment via an incredible three-disc limited edition Steelbook set this Tuesday, and Severin Films is also keeping busy with their HD upgrade of The Amicus Collection, which includes Asylum, And Now The Screaming Starts, and The Beast Must Die.

Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases for December 19th include American Gothic, Leatherface, mother!, and the limited edition Steelbook for Donnie Darko.

American Gothic (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

A new tale of terror from the director of The Legend of Hell House and The Incubus.
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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Blu-ray Announced by Warner Archive

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Moviegoers learned that "the saw is family" when Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III was released in theaters back in 1990. Now, over a quarter of a century later, Warner Archive announced that the third entry in Tobe Hooper's seminal horror franchise will finally be coming to Blu-ray in the Us.

On a slideshow (see below) posted to Twitter, Warner Archive revealed that Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III will be released on Blu-ray sometime in 2018. A specific release date and special features have yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, for those unfamiliar with the third entry in the Texas Chainsaw franchise, we have the official synopsis (via Blu-ray.com) and trailer below.

"A pair of college students driving coast to coast are lured off the main highway and onto a deserted Texas road.
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Severin Films to Bring 1970s Horror Movies to the Holidays with December Release of The Amicus Collection Blu-ray Box Set

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Severin Films will bring horror to the holidays this December with their box set of three 1970s movies from Amicus Productions, aka "The Studio That Dripped Blood."

Slated for a December 5th release, Severin Films' The Amicus Collection includes Blu-rays of Asylum, And Now the Screaming Starts, The Beast Must Die, and a bonus disc of interviews, trailers, and more.

Each remastered Blu-ray is packed with new special features that offer insights into the making of the movies and the creative minds behind each effort.

The Amicus Collection box set is priced at $54.99, and it's also available in a special bundle that includes a T-shirt, enamel pins, book, and artwork (for an overall price of $129.00). You can also pick up And Now the Screaming Starst and Asylum as individual Blu-rays for $24.99 apiece).

For more information about The Amicus Collection, we have the full release details, cover art images, and
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Enter a Haunted House in Preview Pages from John Carpenter’S Tales For A Halloweenight Vol. 3

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He ushered in a new Halloween tradition by taking us to Haddonfield and introducing us to The Shape, and now John Carpenter has teamed up with a talented team of artists and writers to bring us more seasonal scares with Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3, the latest entry in the graphic novel anthology series from Storm King Productions. Ahead of the third volume's release in early October, we've been provided with preview pages that tease fun and frightening times in a haunted house filled with familiar faces from horror genre history.

Below, you can read our preview pages from John Carpenter's Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3 (which is currently in development as a TV series for Syfy), and keep an eye out for the third volume when it's released on October 4th. You can also check out the new graphic novel at Storm King Productions' booth #2304 at New York Comic Con,
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Deadly Pleasures: A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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Like with any long-running slasher movie franchise, every horror fan has a favorite Nightmare on Elm Street sequel when asked. The most popular response is Dream Warriors, which, based on anecdotal evidence, many fans prefer even to the first film. Some like its follow-up, the Renny Harlin-directed The Dream Master, best. Very rarely, if ever, do Nightmare fans name the fifth installment, 1989’s The Dream Child, as their favorite. It’s the unloved orphan of the franchise, lacking even the novelty of Freddy’s Dead with its 3-D climax and the fact that it’s designed to end the series for good (even if Wes Craven’s New Nightmare would render said closure impotent just a few years later). For many, The Dream Child represents the franchise overstaying its welcome for one film too many before wrapping up. And, yes, the movie has its share of problems both in
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Q&A with Nights Of The Living Dead Co-Editor Jonathan Maberry, Read an Excerpt from His Short Story “Lone Gunman”

For years, he's brought the dead to life in books like Patient Zero and Rot & Ruin, so it's rather fitting that prolific author Jonathan Maberry has now teamed up with the legendary George A. Romero to co-edit an anthology set within the early stages of the zombie uprising in Night of the Living Dead. Titled Nights of the Living Dead, the new anthology is now available from St. Martin's Press (check out our giveaway here), and to celebrate, we caught up with Maberry for our latest Q&A feature to discuss his work on the living dead dream project, and we also have a claustrophobic excerpt from his short story "Lone Gunman."

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Jonathan. How did the opportunity come about to collaborate on a Night of the Living Dead anthology with the legend himself, George A. Romero?

Jonathan Maberry:
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Contest: Win a Paperback Copy of the Nights Of The Living Dead Anthology, Co-Edited by George A. Romero

Nearly 50 years ago, George A. Romero changed the horror genre as we know it with his big screen story about a fateful evening when the dead rose to feast on the flesh of the living. Now, almost half a century later, St. Martin's Press revisits that night with a new anthology of short stories set in the world of Night of the Living Dead. Co-edited by Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero himself (who also wrote one of the stories in the book), the anthology will be unleashed on July 11th, and we've been provided with one paperback copy to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.


Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) paperback copy of Nights of the Living Dead.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry.
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Release Details for Nights Of The Living Dead Anthology Book, Featuring George A. Romero, Brian Keene & More

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Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Keene, John Skipp, David J. Schow, Issac Marion—if reading those names in the same sentence gets your blood pumping a little quicker, then you're in for a real treat, because all of those acclaimed authors, along with many more, are coming together for a new short story anthology set on the evening of the zombie outbreak in the world of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead.

Last February, Brian Keene shared the exciting news about the upcoming zombie anthology Nights of the Living Dead, and now the official cover art, synopsis, and release date for the collection have been revealed by St. Martin's Griffin.

Not only does this anthology take place on that fateful night in 1968 when the dead rose to eat the living, but it is also co-edited by Romero himself (with the great Jonathan Maberry). And in addition to co-editing the anthology,
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‘Abattoir’ Exclusive Clip: Jessica Lowndes Investigates The Most Deadly Haunted House

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‘Abattoir’ Exclusive Clip: Jessica Lowndes Investigates The Most Deadly Haunted House
The new horror film “Abattoir” takes the concept of a haunted house to its conceptual limit. The film follows investigative reporter Julia Talben (Jessica Lowndes) whose life is turned upside when her family is brutally murdered. Though believed to be an open-and-shut case, she quickly realizes there’s more to the story. Soon she and her ex-lover Declan Grady (Joe Anderson) are drawn to the town of New English where they find Jebediah Crone and the Abattoir – a monstrous house stitched together with unending rooms of death and the damned. Now Julia must solve the case before it’s too late. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘Abattoir’ Exclusive Clip and Photos: Jessica Lowndes and Joe Anderson Discover a Terrible Sight

The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who was one of the writers of the “Abattoir” graphic novel series. He has previously directed “Saw II” through “Saw IV,
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The tragic story behind the death of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow

Following the sad news of Michael Massee’s passing, Luke Owen looks back at the death of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow

On March 30th 1993, Brandon Lee walked onto the set of The Crow in Wilmington, North Carolina. Less than 24 hours later, he was dead.

Based on the comic of the same name, The Crow was to be Lee’s big break. He had gained a cult following Showdown in Little Tokyo and Rapid Fire, but he wanted to move into something different and not be “remembered as the son of Bruce Lee” as he once put it. The Crow, written by James O’Barr and released in 1989, was very gothic and macabre, inspired by his love of The Cure and Joy Division and follows rock star Eric who is resurrected by a crow after he and his fiancée are killed in the streets by thugs. With
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July 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cat In The Brain, Green Room

We have a busy week of horror and sci-fi entertainment releases to look forward to, especially for those of you cult and indie horror fans out there. Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci’s insane Cat in the Brain to Blu-ray, and the recent indie thriller Road Games is getting a release on July 12th as well, courtesy of Scream Factory. One of my personal favorites from 2016, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room arrives on both formats this Tuesday via Lionsgate, and Synapse Films is releasing the recent Creepshow documentary Just Desserts.

Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases for July 12th include Model Hunger, Slasher: Season One, 13 Cameras, the Steelbook edition of Blood and Black Lace, and Pop Art editions of The Birds, Psycho, and King Kong.

Cat in the Brain (Grindhouse Releasing, Blu/CD Combo)

The most Violent movie ever made! Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of Zombie and The Beyond,
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2016 Los Angeles Film Festival Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman Talks Abattoir (Exclusive)

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2016 Los Angeles Film Festival Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman Talks Abattoir (Exclusive)
Many people often romanticize the seemingly idyllic characteristics of the past that appear to offer a serene way of life, without truly realizing what harrowing aspects can also often plague the situation. But the determined protagonist in director Darren Lynn Bousman‘s new horror film, ‘Abattoir,’ soon discovers how distressing the past can truly be when she realizes that a horrifying crime spree is coming back to haunt her. The all-too-important lesson of how the secrets of the past can truly harm a person’s present and future was highlighted when the film, which was written by Christopher Monfette, David J. Schow and Teddy Tenenbaum, screened at the 2016 Los Angeles Film [ Read More ]

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Murder Rooms Make Up this Haunted House in Abattoir

Director Darren Lynn Bousman's latest horror film is titled Abattoir. This title recently had a screening at the La Film Festival, with a showing at the Arclight Culver City coming up. This haunted house thriller involves a home, which has been constructed from crime scenes. Each room in this house has had one murder take place inside. The film stars Jessica Lowndes (Altitude) as Julia, a real estate investigator. And, the film's second movie clip is hosted here. The clip shows Julia talking with several other characters. Each character reveals something more about this murder house. Several tragedies have taken place in this residence and each sounds worse than the last. Fans of well constructed stories, or of Bousman's earlier work (Saw III, Saw IV) will like what is revealed below. Though, Abattoir looks very different from Bousman's typical horror works. More on the film is available below. Release Date: 2016. Director: Darren Lynn Bousman.
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Laff 2016 Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman on Making Impossible Movies and the Long Journey of Abattoir

Premiering tonight at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival is Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, a neo-noir-infused horror film that follows a reporter (Jessica Lowndes) investigating a mysterious man by the name of Jebediah Crone (Dayton Callie), who collects the rooms of violent crime scenes as part of his plan to build a home based entirely upon murder. Abattoir also co-stars Lin Shaye, Joe Anderson, J. Larose, and Michael Paré.

Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with Bousman about his return to horror for his latest film, why he thrives on making “un-makeable” films, and the long journey of Abattoir from page to screen.

[Writer’s Note: Full disclosure, my significant other (and sometimes contributor to Daily Dead) edited Abattoir, so while we will not be reviewing it, we thought an interview with Bousman would be an appropriate way to give Daily Dead readers insights into the film.]

Let’s start at the beginning and talk about the evolution of Abattoir from the graphic novel to the feature film version. This has been a long time coming.

Darren Lynn Bousman: Yeah, this is the longest I’ve ever been involved with a
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Grindhouse Releasing Announces Blu-ray Details & Theatrical Screenings of Lucio Fulci’s Cat In The Brain (1990)

This summer, Grindhouse Releasing will unleash a three-disc Blu-ray of Cat in the Brain—directed by and starring Lucio Fulci—and they will also bring the horror film to cities nationwide with a theatrical re-release beginning in June and ending in August:

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. — Grindhouse Releasing has set a July 12 street date for the new deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s nightmare classic Cat In The Brain. The movie will be touring theaters all over the U.S. this summer, starting June 2.

Cat In The Brain is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as Psycho, Strait-jacket, Eraserhead and Fellini’s 8 1/2. Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of Zombie and The Beyond, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness
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