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Michael Myers Looms Large in New Blumhouse Halloween Image

We have been hitting you guys with tons of new regarding Blumhouse’s Halloween lately, and why should today be any different? Exactly. Today we have an all-new look at Mr. Michael Myers himself via Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek over on Instagram. You can check out the new pic below and then make sure to hit us up and let […]

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Michael Myers Is Ready to Kill in a Fresh Halloween Photo

Blumhouse is preparing to release the trailer for David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's Halloween movie and they've just teased us once more with a new image of Michael Myers who is ready to strike. The haunting image is actually one of the best to have been released thus far and should go a long way in getting fans excited for Friday's trailer. Earlier this morning, they released a short, 15-second teaser that already has many horror fans who were on the fence ready to shell out some cash at the movie theater in October.

The first images of Halloween's Michael Myers were delivered earlier this week, but as previously stated, the newest image with the iconic mask and knife combo on full display is by far the best, and even better than the trailer teaser that we were gifted with this morning. The crazed killer looks like he
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Film News Roundup: Ruby Modine Returns for ‘Happy Death Day 2’ (Exclusive)

Film News Roundup: Ruby Modine Returns for ‘Happy Death Day 2’ (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, Ruby Modine reprises her villain role in the “Happy Death Day” sequel, Passionflix has cast its leads for “Driven,” and Breaking Glass sets a June release for Lgbtq story “Hooked.”


Ruby Modine has signed on to reprise her role as Lori Spengler in Blumhouse Productions’ thriller sequel “Happy Death Day 2” opposite Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, and Sarah Yarkin.

Modine, daughter of Matthew Modine, broke out as part of the cast of Showtime’s “Shameless” in 2016, then scored the role in director Christopher Landon’s “Happy Death Day” as a nursing student at Bayfield University and its campus hospital.

Landon wrote the original script, which he directs. John Baldecchi and Angela Mancuso serve as executive producers. Jason Blum returns as producer with Ryan Turek as co-producer.

Happy Death Day 2” starts shooting in New Orleans in two weeks. Modine is represented by Gersh.
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Blumhouse Exec Confirms Halloween Will Be R-Rated

Throughout the last twelve months or so, Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind horror franchises such as Ouija and The Purge, has quietly garnered a sterling reputation at the box office. The Jason Blum-founded company oversaw projects like the James McAvoy-led Split and the fourth installment in James Wan’s Insidious series, The Last Key, both of which turned massive profits on minimal budgets.

The studio’s crowning achievement, however, didn’t arrive until recently, when Jordan Peele’s mammoth success, Get Out, pocketed four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), and Best Original Screenplay, despite only being victorious in the latter.

Hoping to keep the momentum going now, this October will see Blumhouse Productions release the much-anticipated sequel to John Carpenter’s distinguished horror classic, Halloween. The reimagining will apparently disregard each subsequent entry into the horror series, proceeding Carpenter’s original 1978 film,
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Salem Horror Fest 2018 Announces “Earthdoom” Film Screenings, Including The Return Of The Living Dead, Tremors, and 28 Days Later

One of the most exciting genre celebrations in recent years, the Salem Horror Fest kicks off again this October and Daily Dead is thrilled to be a media sponsor of the 10-day event. Following their recent announcement that Blumhouse Productions' Ryan Turek will be this year's keynote speaker, Salem Horror Fest has now announced an "Earthdoom" lineup of environment-themed double features.

Salem Horror Fest's "Earthdoom" film lineup runs October 5th–8th and will pair The Return of the Living Dead with The Toxic Avenger, Tremors with My Bloody Valentine, Day of the Dead with 28 Days Later, and Creature From the Black Lagoon with Alien.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for much more coverage of the Salem Horror Fest (taking place October 4th–14th), check here for our previous coverage, visit the festival's official website for more information, and read on for additional details on the "Earthdoom" film lineup:

Press Release: Salem,
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No, 2018’s Halloween Sequel Won’t Release As H40

Not unlike how Avengers: Infinity War is about to commemorate 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Blumhouse and David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel is arriving at the perfect time, as it’s going on 40 years since John Carpenter, the original Master of Horror, unleashed Michael Myers upon the moviegoing masses.

So make no mistake, October 19th will mark a very special moment for the horror community as a whole, who will no doubt be flocking to their nearest cinema in order to cower before the Halloween of 2018.

But despite online rumors to the contrary, Blumhouse’s continuation won’t be releasing as ‘H40,’ a title presumably designed to mark the anniversary of the genre-defining original. Truth be told, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, and considering that this is the first Halloween movie in almost 10 years, perhaps it’s best to stick with the tried and tested
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The Overlook Film Festival 2018: New Events Announced, Friday the 13th Sale Features Discounted Passes

Daily Dead was proud to sponsor and attend the first-ever Overlook Film Festival in 2017, and we're excited to be a sponsor once again for this year's festival, which will take place next week at the historic Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. Some new live events have been announced, and if you're thinking about going to the 2nd annual Overlook Film Festival, but you haven't purchased a pass yet, then Friday the 13th is your lucky day, because the festival has opened up discounted all-access passes that are only available until 11:59pm Est tonight!

Taking place April 19th–22nd at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the festive French Quarter of The Big Easy (with screenings being held at Regal Cinemas Cinebarre Canal Place 9 Movie Theater), the 2018 Overlook Film Festival will showcase 23 feature-length films from around the world, including the buzzed-about Hereditary, Upgrade, Unfriended: Dark Web, and the world premiere
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Horror Highlights: The Faculty Of Horror Podcast Returning to Salem Horror Fest, Frank & Mary Kickstarter Campaign, New Hater Novels Coming from David Moody

One of the most exciting genre celebrations in recent years, the Salem Horror Fest kicks off again this October and Daily Dead is proud to be a media sponsor of the 10-day event. In addition to featuring Ryan Turek as a keynote speaker, the festival will also include the return of The Faculty of Horror podcast for a live show. We have more information on the exciting announcement in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Kickstarter campaign details for the horror comedy short film Frank & Mary, as well as info on author David Moody's new novels in his Hater series.

The Faculty of Horror Podcast Returning to Salem Horror Fest: Press Release: "Salem, Ma - Pop academic podcast, The Faculty of Horror, is set to return to the Witch City for a live show at Salem Horror Fest this October in partnership with Rue Morgue Magazine. Hosts Andrea Subissati
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Ryan Turek Announced as Keynote Speaker for Salem Horror Fest 2018

One of the most exciting genre celebrations in recent years, the Salem Horror Fest kicks off again this October and Daily Dead is proud to be a media sponsor of the 10-day event. Although the Halloween season is still lurking on the horizon, there's already plenty to get excited about for the next Salem Horror Fest, as we're thrilled to share the news that this year's keynote speaker will be Blumhouse Productions' Ryan Turek.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for much more coverage of the Salem Horror Fest in the coming months, visit their website for more information, and read the official press release for more details on the keynote speaker announcement:

Press Release: Salem, Ma - Ryan Turek, accomplished horror expert and studio executive at Blumhouse Productions (Halloween, Happy Death Day, Truth or Dare) will be a keynote speaker at the second annual Salem Horror Fest. Turek will
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New Halloween Movie Wraps Production

That's a wrap! Blumhouse Productions and director David Gordon Green have officially wrapped filming on their upcoming Halloween sequel, which is set to arrive in theaters this October, just in time for the holiday for which the franchise is named after. Green and the production team made quick work of it, as the new Halloween movie began production in mid-January, meaning that they shot the entire movie in just over five weeks. Then again, that does seem to fit into the Blumhouse model.

Producer Ryan Turek, who serves as Blumhouse's VP of Feature Film Development, confirmed the news of Halloween's production wrap on Twitter. He simply said, "That's a wrap," followed by a knife emoji and a pumpkin emoji. Simple, yet effective. This should give the team plenty of time to finish the movie in post-production, even with the October 19 release date just six months away. But Jason Blum has
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John Carpenter Reunites With Nick Castle In Halloween Set Pic

Now that filming on Blumhouse Productions’ Halloween has officially commenced, we’ve been given a continuous flow of news and photos from the set. Actually, some of them have proven to be real delights, especially those such as one showing Nick Castle taking a break in between takes.

For those unfamiliar, Castle played horror icon Michael Myers all the way back in the original film released in 1978. Well, at least for most of the picture. You see, Tony Moran filled in when Michael was shown to be unmasked, something we’re wondering if they’ll repeat in the upcoming sequel.

As you may know, the latest crack at the bat acknowledges only the events depicted in John Carpenter’s original movie that we just mentioned, effectively ignoring all that followed. Given that, it makes sense that we see an older Michael Myers, thus making Castle’s return more than fitting.
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John Carpenter Hangs Out With Nick Castle On-Set of Blumhouse’s Halloween!

Carpenter and Castle on the set of Blumhouse Halloween?! Yes, it was just last week we brought you guys killer behind the scenes pics from the set of the upcoming Blumhouse Halloween sequel. And if that wasn’t cool enough, today we have an all-new pic via Ryan Turek on Instagram showing us the man, the myth, […]

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Mondo Unveils Some Wicked Art Work For Their A Nightmare On Elm Street Box Set along with 2 Prints

It's that wonderfully eerie time of year and Mondo is getting into the Halloween spirit! They recently revealed a few collectibles for A Nightmare on Elm Street, which is one of the greatest horror franchises of all time. These films are a blast to watch and I always enjoy watching one or two of them during this time of year.

They have released a vinyl box set featuring all of the soundtracks from all of the films in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. That box set comes with seven pieces of art for the films that were created by artist Mike Saputo. There are also two prints created by the same artist that have gone up for sale for A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare Elm Street 2.

You can find all of the information below that was released for the vinyl set and the two prints.
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Mondo & Death Waltz’s Box Of Souls Vinyl Box Set to Include Remastered Scores for First Seven A Nightmare On Elm Street Films

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Many great horror icons are accompanied by scores that are just as haunting (and perhaps just as recognizable) as the characters they accompany, and that's especially true with the eerie, dreamlike sounds of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Containing the scores for the first seven films in the franchise that Freddy built, Mondo and Death Waltz's newly revealed Box of Souls 8-vinyl set includes chilling tracks remastered by James Plotkin, killer new artwork by Mike Saputo, and a 12-page booklet with reflections on the franchise from composers and cast members. You may never sleep again after listening to it...

Coming out at Wednesday, October 25th at 12:00pm Ct on Mondo (priced at $250) the Box of Souls vinyl score collection is a true Halloween treat for fans of Freddy Krueger and the sounds from his sinister dreamscapes, and you can learn more about the anticipated release in the details
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Ryan Turek & Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum Team Up for Slashback Video Immersive Art Show

Going to the video store to find your next horror movie to watch at home used to be as fun as watching the film itself. That sense of adventure may be lacking in today's streamable world, but on September 9th, Ryan Turek (Director of Development at Blumhouse Productions) is looking to tap into the magical video store heyday with a new immersive art show experience at Burbank's Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum:

From Slashback Video: "Remember the mom and pop video store experience?

Well, it's pretty much gone.

Today, an entire generation of horror lovers discover their movies digitally by way of iTunes, Amazon, Hulu and other VOD services. While it gives them the luxury of having to never leave their house, it is ultimately a cold, impersonal experience. They gaze at their screen, read a synopsis accompanied by hack key art work and maybe browse at “user reviews” before deciding
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2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman

2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman
The newly formed Overlook Film Festival has announced it inaugural year programming lineup, including 37 films (20 features and 17 short films from 16 countries), along with a bevy of location-appropriate genre-themed parties, interactive events, and live experiences. This year, the festival will also fete director Roger Corman with their Master of Horror Award. The award “was established to honor a living legend who has contributed lasting innovations to the genre throughout a long career, inspiring new filmmakers for years to come.”

The fest is styled a 4-day celebration of horror that runs from April 24 – 30 at the historic Timberline Lodge located in Mt. Hood, Oregon, featured in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” as the location of the infamous Overlook Hotel. The new festival comes from some of the same minds behind the now-defunct Stanley Film Festival, a similar horror-themed gathering based in a hotel in Estes Park, Colorado that inspired Stephen King to write his 1977 “Shining” novel.
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Monte’s Favorites of 2016

To call 2016 a good year for horror would be an understatement. It was a fantastic year with a little something for every genre taste. You didn’t have to venture very far to find something that was absolutely fantastic. With great television shows like Channel Zero: Candle Cove or The Exorcist, wonderful films like The Witch and Green Room, and music from labels like Waxwork Records and Death Waltz Recording, the horror genre was finely taken care of. Here are few of the standouts for me in 2016.

Twin Peaks Vinyl Soundtrack (Death Waltz Recording / Mondo): Every single year, Death Waltz comes out with a release that makes me absolutely overjoyed. David Lynch’s films are stunning genre works. The lurid imagery, the bold characters, and the music composition within his films give Lynch’s work a unique quality. The Twin Peaks soundtrack, lovingly released by Death Waltz, comes
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Patrick’s Favorites of 2016

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Make no mistake about it: this was a great year for horror fans. It was so good, in fact, that making a list of “favorites” is almost impossible because there’s just too much I want to talk about. The independent horror scene continues to crank out new classics and minor gems, but even studio horror was good this year: The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Lights Out (not my bag, but a lot of people really enjoyed it), The Boy (not a lot of people’s bag, but I really enjoyed it), The Purge: Election Year, and so on. Even better? Pretty much every one of them was successful at the box office. As more and more horror moves are released with the limited release / VOD model, it’s nice to know that good movies still play to big audiences at the multiplex.

And what about horror on TV?
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Scott’s Favorites of 2016

Hey there, everyone! I sincerely hope this finds you all well (or at least coping) and eager (or at least willing) to take on a new year. I love doing year-end lists. For me, it’s a time of reflection, as well as expansion. Since I started with Daily Dead in April of 2015, my horror-view continues to grow; I’ve been so fortunate to meet and speak with some enduring legends of the genre, not to mention strike many new friendships through social media. But what my continuing immersion in this greatest of cultures has provided above all else is an appreciation for the variety and depth horror has to offer. It really has been a great year; unfortunately, I’ve missed some goodies, but dammit, I tried. So, without anymore ado whatsoever, here are a few (okay, a lot) of my favorite things from 2016.


Favorite Books

As a ravenous horror enthusiast,
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Horror Highlights: Fright Night 4K UK Blu-ray / DVD, The Naughty List, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Creature Featurette

The UK is in for a bloodsucking good time next spring. Tom Holland's Fright Night (1985) is coming to the UK on Blu-ray / DVD in April of 2017. Read on for a full list of specs and features for this special edition 4K restoration. Also: a new trailer for The Naughty List (based on a short story by Brian Keene) and a featurette from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Fright Night 4K UK Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: From Zavvi.com: "Eureka Entertainment to release Tom Holland’s directorial debut Fright Night, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a Special Edition Dual-Format on 10 April 2017.

He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to get in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbour. But before inviting him Jerry in for a nightcap, there's something you should know.
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