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Berlin: Grindstone Picks Up 'Ninth Passenger' for North America (Exclusive)

Grindstone Entertainment has snatched Northern American rights to the upcoming thriller The Ninth Passenger, which is having its world market screening premiere in Berlin.

Unveiled by Film Mode Entertainment, the movie — directed by It Follows executive producer Corey Large and starring Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas, Desperate Housewives), Tom Maden (Scream), Alexia Fast (Manhattan), Timothy V. Murphy (The Lone Ranger) and Cinta Laura Kiehl (After the Dark) — has also been picked up for Japan (Nikkatsu Films), the Middle East (Falcon Films) and Indonesia and Vietnam (Ram Entertainment).

Ninth Passenger follows a group of college students on a spontaneous midnight sea...
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High School Horror Comedy Tragedy Girls Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & VOD on February 2nd

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It's been listed on several of Daily Dead's "Favorites of 2017" features, and soon you'll be able to experience Tragedy Girls for yourself, as its home media release has been confirmed for early February.

According to Amazon and confirmed by the Tragedy Girls Twitter account, which retweeted an article on the news by Bloody Disgusting, Tragedy Girls will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Gunpowder & Sky on February 2nd, the same day it comes out on VOD platforms.

We've been very excited for Daily Dead readers to see Tragedy Girls since our own Heather Wixson reviewed it at SXSW, so February 2nd is a day you should mark down on your calendars if you're looking to check out the next big horror movie that might be mentioned at the water cooler in coming weeks.

While official Blu-ray cover art has yet to be confirmed, Amazon posted the artwork below,
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Black Mirror season 4: Black Museum review

Louisa Mellor Dec 29, 2017

Season 4 ends with a Black Mirror anthology, featuring three nasty stories and Easter Eggs aplenty. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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4.6 Black Museum

“This place aint for the faint-hearted,” warns Rolo Haynes, conscienceless exploiter of other people’s misfortunes and curator of the Black Museum. “I think I can handle it” laughs young tourist Nish.

Oh, she can handle it.

This neatly woven anthology of three mini-stories is anchored by two excellent performances. The first is from British actor Letitia Wright, who’s soon to be seen in Marvel’s Black Panther, the second from the hugely charismatic Douglas Hodge (also British) as Haynes, emcee of this horror show.

The titular Black Museum is a warehouse in the desert outside Las
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Black Mirror season 4: Hang The DJ review

Louisa Mellor Dec 29, 2017

Black Mirror takes on the world of dating apps in Hang The DJ. Spoilers ahead in our review…

This review contains spoilers.

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4.4 Hang The DJ

However merry a path a Black Mirror episode seems to be wending, its audience has been taught to brace for impact. Show us a fragrant young couple hitting it off and we dutifully await the revelation that we’re really watching a suicide pact/eternal torture session/poignant vision of the afterlife reminding us that we, our loved ones and our hopes and dreams are slowly dying too.

Not here. With its menacing taser-armed guards and talk of feeling “like a prisoner”, Hang The DJ hints towards a dark secret, but in fact is all rather sweet.
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Black Mirror season 4: Metalhead review

Ryan Lambie Dec 29, 2017

Black Mirror delivers its scariest and most visually arresting episode yet in Metalhead. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers for Metalhead.

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After the quivering slab of weirdness that was Terminator: Genisys, it was a wonder what on earth was left to be done with James Cameron’s ageing killer cyborg franchise. This episode of Black Mirror, I’d argue, offers on potential answer: pare the damn thing right down to its bare essentials: a would-be human target on the run, and a homicidal machine in hot pursuit.

Director David Slade has form in tense, blood-curdling horror (see also: Hard Candy, 30 Days Of Night and, er, Twilight: Eclipse), and he brings a brilliantly lean nastiness to Metalhead -
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Horror Highlights: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon, Comet TV’s November Programming, The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, Occupation, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast, Live-evil

Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, Afm screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.

Starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes,
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Watch Cute Animals as Horror Icons in New Tragedy Girls Video Narrated by Craig Robinson

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Bunny Boorhees stalks Camp Carrot Lake in a new Tragedy Girls promo video that transforms cute animals into horror icons like Puppywise the Clown, Ferret Krueger, and more.

"Just in time for Halloween and in celebration of the new social media slayers in Gunpowder & Sky's Tragedy Girls (in theaters now), producer/star of the film Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) counts down his own top five movie serial killers in this brand new piece of original content.

But... since Craig is somewhat afraid of horror films, Gunpowder & Sky replaced the icons of fright with frightfully Adorable pets. In this video, appropriately titled "Top Five Movie Serial Killers (As Cute, Fuzzy Animals)," audiences will come face to face with Cannibal Hamster, Bunny Boorhees, Puppywise the Clown, Ferret Krueger and, of course, the Tragedy Cats."

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, Tragedy Girls stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Josh Hutcherson, Craig Robinson,
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Toronto After Dark Film Festival Review – Tragedy Girls (2017)

Tragedy Girls, 2017.

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre.

Starring Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid, Kevin Durand, Josh Hutcherson, Rosalind Chao, Timothy V. Murphy, and Craig Robinson.

Synopsis:

Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Nostalgia acts are currently a hotter commodity than ever (judging from the record-breaking territory It continues to chart every passing day subsequently causing the out of left field announcement that Jamie Lee Curtis would be reprising her apotheosized role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween reboot/sequel), but Tragedy Girls is more fascinated in flipping the slasher genre upside down while lovingly paying homage to a plethora of classic franchises (the early sight of a masked machete-wielding homicidal maniac stalking his prey stomping through the
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Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson to Host Q&A with Craig Robinson at Los Angeles Screening of Tragedy Girls

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One of the potential victims of social media savvy serial killers in the new film Tragedy Girls, Craig Robinson will be a special guest at a Saturday night screening of the newly released Tragedy Girls in Los Angeles, and Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson will be on hand to host a Q&A with the actor and producer following the screening.

Heather Wixson's Q&A with Robinson will take place after the 8:00pm Pt showing of Tragedy Girls on Saturday, October 21st, at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Visit here or click the image below to purchase tickets to the event, and read on for additional details on the film, which enjoyed a very successful festival run (including Heather's 5-star SXSW review).

Synopsis: "Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail
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New poster and clips from Tragedy Girls starring Alexandra Shipp and Briana Hildebrand

Ahead of its release next week, a poster and two new clips have arrived online for Tyler MacIntyre’s upcoming comedy horror Tragedy Girls which stars Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand as two social psychopaths; check them out here…

See Also: Read our review of Tragedy Girls here

Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?

Tragedy Girls is set for release on October 20th and stars Alexandra Shipp,
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New Clips & Official Poster for High School Horror Comedy Tragedy Girls

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High school can be hell in its own right, but it becomes downright deadly when two social media savvy students become serial killers in Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls. Ahead of the film's October 20th release, Gunpowder & Sky released an official poster and two new clips from the movie to help sweeten the wait.

Synopsis: "Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to up get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?"

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre,
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Social Media Serial Killers Wreak Havoc at High School in Official Trailer for Tragedy Girls

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The drama of high school gets slathered in buckets of blood laced with comedic social commentary in the first trailer for Tragedy Girls, which our own Heather Wixson called "relentlessly funny, heartfelt and clever" in her SXSW review.

Synopsis: "Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to up get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?"

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, Tragedy Girls stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Josh Hutcherson, Craig Robinson , Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid,
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Official Trailer for Social Media Slasher Horror Comedy 'Tragedy Girls'

"Anybody could next - even you!" Gunpowder & Sky has unveiled an official trailer for the film Tragedy Girls, a horror comedy about social media obsession. Described as a cross between Scream and Clueless, this "biting satire" is about two girls at a high school who decide to start killing people themselves in order to gain more social media followers. Yeah, sounds a bit crazy but it actually looks good. Starring Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand, along with Josh Hutcherson, Craig Robinson, Kevin Durand, Jack Quaid, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Kerry Rhodes, as well as Mary Carmen Lopez. This would also play nice as a double feature with Ingrid Goes West, another smart satire about social media obsession. This does look hilarious, might be a devious horror gem uncovered this year. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls, direct from YouTube: Best friends
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Horror Channel FrightFest Review – Tragedy Girls (2017)

Tragedy Girls, 2017

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre

Starring Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Kevin Durand, Nicky Whelan, Josh Hutcherson, Jack Quaid, Craig Robinson, Timothy V. Murphy

Synopsis:

Two death-obsessed teenage girls use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

There is a tendency within film promotion to say a film is “blank meets blank”. In the world of horror where there is no end of possibilities, this term is used a lot, and a common version since the late 90s is, “it’s Scream meets blank”. Tyler MacIntyre’s new film Tragedy Girls is one of those. It’s Scream meets Clueless, it’s Scream meets Heathers, it’s Scream meets Mean Girls, it’s Scream meets Twitter. But the real beauty of Tragedy Girls is that it surpasses the simple “it’s Scream meets” cliché.
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Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Aug 27, 2017

Jk Rowling-created detective Cormoran Strike arrives on the BBC in a solid hour of traditional murder mystery…

This review contains spoilers.

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Sherlock Holmes. Hercule Poirot. Veronica Mars. Endeavour Morse. Unlikely names are clearly the birthright of any decent fictional Pi. Even the relatively conventional Sam Spade and John Shaft sound like characters christened by Vic and Bob when you think about it.

Cormoran Strike though, the creation of thriller novelist Robert Galbraith (himself the creation of Jk Rowling) takes the Pi biscuit. It’s a fabulously implausible name that belongs on the 1940s cover of a boys’ own adventure comic. Cormoran. Strike. Half mythical Cornish giant,
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Fantasia 2017: ‘Tragedy Girls’ Review

Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Kevin Durand, Josh Hutcherson, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Craig Robinson, Rosalind Chao, Timothy V. Murphy | Written by Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre | Directed by Tyler MacIntyre

A small, midwestern town is terrorized in the grip of a serial killer (Kevin Durand). We first meet Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) as she is being chased through the woods, about to become the murderer’s latest victim… until the slasher realizes that he’s fallen into a trap! Sadie and her Bff McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) ambush the killer, chain him up in a secret place and alternately jolt him with cattle prods and take selfies. The unfortunate madman has met his match. You see, Sadie and McKayla are beautiful, popular death-obsessed teens who brand themselves The Tragedy Girls in the Twitter/Tumblr universe, where they’ve been amassing followers reporting on the ongoing killing spree. Now, with the killer their secret captive,
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Fantasia Review: ‘Tragedy Girls’ is a Horror Comedy With Contagious, Biting Satire

You’re a couple of horror-obsessed high school seniors living in a boring town where the most salacious thing happening is an affair between your teacher Mrs. Kent (Nicky Whelan) and fire chief Big Al (Craig Robinson). You’re vlog/Twitter account searching for gore to capture and build an online presence is frequented by one of your mothers and no one else. And you’re forced to pretend to enjoy cheerleading and prom committee if for no other reason than to stay under the radar as sweet, wholesome kids in case you decide to partake in some excitement of your own through unsavory and illegal means. You can only stay composed for so long before stalking and luring a serial killer home, right? I mean self-control doesn’t grow on trees.

This is life for McKayla Hooper (Alexandra Shipp) and Sadie Cunningham (Brianna Hildebrand), two psychopaths in the making
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Film Mode partners with Screen Corp

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Exclusive: Mathilde Epstein joins as Film Mode COO.

Clay Epstein’s Los Angeles-based Film Mode Entertainment continues to ramp up a year after launch, partnering with James M. Vernon’s Screen Corporation on a slate of films and bringing on Mathilde Epstein [pictured] as COO.

Epstein kicks off with worldwide sales on The Ninth Passenger starring Jesse Metcalfe, Tom Maden, Alexia Fast and Timothy V. Murphy as students on a luxury yacht who fall prey to a mutant creature. Ian Pfaff directs and Corey Large and Felipe Dieppa are the producers.

Screen Corporation will develop and finance the roster, which includes The Girl Who Invented Kissing starring Suki Waterhouse as a seductive drifter who beguiles two small town brothers.

Vincent Piazza, Dash Mihok, Abbie Cornish and Luke Wilson star and Tom Sierchio directed. Large produced with George Zakk, while Joan LeSeur and Fliepe Dieppa served as executive producers.

Film Mode has also brought on sales veteran and former
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SXSW 2017: Watch a New Clip from Tragedy Girls

Two fame-seeking best friends look to make their mark as serial killers in Tragedy Girls, and ahead of the film's screenings at SXSW, a new clip has been released.

"Sadie and McKayla are two social-media obsessed best friends who will stop at nothing to build their online following. The self-titled “Tragedy Girls” kidnap Lowell, an unambitious local serial killer, and force him to mentor them into modern horror legends by committing murders to blow up on the internet. As the bodies fall, the girls become national news and panic in their small town hits a fever pitch — just then, Lowell escapes! Now with the local Sheriff closing in and their relationship on the rocks, the girls must rethink their plan before they find themselves the latest victims of their own killing spree."

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre from a screenplay he wrote with Chris Lee Hill, Tragedy Girls stars Brianna Hildebrand,
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Last Man Recap: Kristen Wiig, a Surprise Cameo and... an Impeached Trump?

Last Man Recap: Kristen Wiig, a Surprise Cameo and... an Impeached Trump?
Warning: The following recap contains massive friggin’ spoilers from the Last Man on Earth midseason premiere. Proceed with the utmost caution.

Does The Last Man on Earth exist in a world where Donald Trump is eventually impeached?

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In Sunday’s midseason premiere — which not only introduces Kristen Wiig as survivor Pamela Brinton, but clues viewers in on the emergence of the contagion that wiped out most of civilization — current VP Mike Pence is referred to as the 46th President of the United States.

One could assume that
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