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Drink Along Review: Darlin' – Oh My...

Drink Along Review: Darlin’ – Oh My… Darlin’ recently screened at the “What The Fest” last March at the IFC Center in New York City. The movie is a sequel to Lucky McKee’s captive horror film, The Woman. This coming of age indie horror story will definitely make you say “…what the…” from first time director Pollyanna McIntosh, who also reprises her role as the feral female. For the review, I was influenced by the DVD release of the Japanese zombie movie, Wild Zero. A special feature on the disk was a drinking game that prompted the viewer to take a drink any time certain stipulations appeared on screen like fire shooting out of something or a zombie's head blowing up. This always followed me...

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SXSW 2019 Interview: Daily Dead Chats with the Cast and Crew of Darlin’

It was in 2011 when horror fans were introduced to Lucky McKee’s The Woman, with Pollyanna McIntosh taking on the eponymous character. Now, eight years later, McIntosh is stepping into a number of roles for Darlin’ (you can read my review Here), including writer, director, and co-star. The story in this sequel picks up with The Woman years after we last saw her, where she’s spent her days playing caregiver to a young woman named Darlin’ (Lauryn Canny). She leaves the teen at a hospital, and because the staff there is ill-equipped to deal with her ferociously feral demeanor, Darlin’ begins to get reintegrated into the world, courtesy of a corrupt Bishop (Bryan Batt) who takes her in and wants to utilize the girl as his own pet project, as a means of showing the value of his all-female orphanage to his superiors in the church.

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What The Fest!? 2019 Lineup Includes Darlin’, Depraved, and Body At Brighton Rock

A celebration of cinema's eclectic genres and the bold creative voices behind intriguing films, What The Fest!? kicks off this Wednesday in New York City, and the full lineup is brimming with must-see experiences, including the East Coast premiere of world premiere of Pollyanna McIntosh's Darlin', the world premiere of Larry Fessenden’s Depraved, and Grady Hendrix's live talk and book signing for his new heavy metal horror novel We Sold Our Souls.

Press Release: IFC Center is proud to announce the full slate of the 2019 What The Fest!? film festival (www.whatthefestnyc.com), a five-day showcase of outrageous content -- horror, sci-fi, documentary, thrillers, and beyond -- from March 20th through March 24th. What The Fest!? will feature exciting premieres, including one World Premiere, two North American Premieres, two East Coast Premieres, eight New York premieres, and a Restoration World Premiere -- all coming to satiate your thirst for mayhem,
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[New York] Win Tickets to What The Fest!? Screenings of ‘Darlin’ and ‘The Dead Center’!

[New York] Win Tickets to What The Fest!? Screenings of ‘Darlin’ and ‘The Dead Center’!
Next week, the IFC Center kicks off their inaugural What the Fest!?, a five-day showcase of outrageous content — horror, sci-fi, documentary, thrillers, and beyond — that runs from March 20-March 24. To celebrate, we’re giving away a limited number of free tickets to some of the highlights of the festival including Pollyanna McIntosh’s The Woman sequel, Darlin’, which she writes, directs […]
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Darlin”

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Though his books were seldom issued by major publishing houses, recently deceased author Jack Ketchum has become one of the big screen’s more frequently adapted U.S. novelists. “Darlin’” isn’t based on a Ketchum tome, per se, but it does have a through line to his work: It’s a sequel to Lucky McKee’s 2011 “The Woman,” which followed Andrew van den Houten’s 2009 “Offspring,” whose print source was a sequel to Ketcham’s 1980 debut novel “Off Season.” Ketchum earned writing credits on both films, and “Off Season” was the start of a series about a cannibalistic clan in the woods of rural Maine. At the end of “The Woman,” the titular feral captive of a “civilized” family kills her keepers and returns to the wilderness, the family’s children in tow.

While “The Woman” was a queasy psychological horror-thriller about abuse in many forms, the much less
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New Walking Dead 9×14 Promo Journeys Back Before The Time Jump

Curious to know how Daryl and Michonne got those nasty X scars? You may want to tune into Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.

Entitled “Scars,” it’s set to whisk viewers back before the time jump, after set photos revealed a pregnant Michonne wandering the zombie wasteland with only her katana for company. That’s exciting in and of itself, but AMC has now premiered another promo for The Walking Dead season 9×14 in which young Judith asks Daryl: “What would my dad do?”

She is, of course, referring to Rick Grimes, the Walking Dead stalwart who is presumed dead by many of his fellow survivors. Only we know that to be different, so it’ll be interesting to see if AMC’s “eye-opening secrets from the past” have something to do with Andrew Lincoln’s wayward hero.

For more, here’s the official plot synopsis:

An outsider’s
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SXSW 2019 Reviews: Darlin’, Tone-deaf, and Body At Brighton Rock

With the 2019 SXSW Film Festival still in full swing this week, here’s a look at three of the titles that have recently debuted at the festival as part of the Midnighters programming slate: Darlin’ from Pollyanna McIntosh, Richard Bates, Jr.’s Tone-Deaf, and Body at Brighton Rock, directed by Roxanne Benjamin.

Darlin’: Pollyanna McIntosh has been a steadfast fixture on the indie genre scene for years now, and has been a great addition to the cast of The Walking Dead as well, so it was great to see her taking on both the writing and directorial reins for Darlin’, the follow-up story to Lucky McKee’s The Woman (in which McIntosh portrayed the film’s titular character). A sequel that unfolds in real time in relation to its predecessor, Darlin’ picks up with The Woman (with McIntosh reprising her role) dropping off her feral teenage daughter (Lauryn Canny) outside of a hospital,
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SXSW Teaser Premiere: Darlin’

Darlin’ Starring Pollyanna McIntosh of The Walking Dead A Queensbury Pictures Production Written and Directed by Pollyanna McIntosh Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ (Lauryn Canny) is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop (Brian Batt of Mad Men) and his obedient nuns where she is …

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[SXSW Review] Pollyanna McIntosh’s ‘Darlin’ is an Underwhelming Follow-Up to ‘The Woman’

[SXSW Review] Pollyanna McIntosh’s ‘Darlin’ is an Underwhelming Follow-Up to ‘The Woman’
In 2011, Lucky McKee unleashed The Woman on the world. That film was a sequel to the 2009 film Offspring and now, eight years later, the saga of The Woman continues (concludes?) with Darlin’. The Woman was a brutal, uncomfortable piece of cinema that offered a unique look at gender dynamics and civilization. Darlin’, though well-directed by franchise star Pollyanna McIntosh, suffers […]
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The Walking Dead Photo Reveals First Look At Pregnant Michonne

Things are seriously beginning to heat up for AMC’s The Walking Dead.

With season 9B well underway, and Daryl Dixon in the middle of a full-blown standoff with Beta, the zombie drama is enjoying something of a ratings boon – albeit a small one – and next week’s installment will surely turn heads and raise eyebrows.

Why, you ask? Because it’ll offer us our first glimpse at a pregnant Michonne, who is seen wandering the wasteland with nothing but her katana for company. We know Danai Gurira’s series veteran fell pregnant during 9×03, “Warning Signs,” where she agreed to build a walking, talking legacy with the late Rick Grimes. It’s a poignant moment, and one that Gurira welcomed with open arms.

“When [showrunner] Angela [Kang] told me we were going to do that — first thing, I was stunned, because I never expected that to be where we would go,” said the actress.
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Darlin' Resurrects a Familiar Character at this Year's SXSW Film Festival

Darlin' is a sequel to the 2011 film The Woman. In the previous film, the last woman of a crazed clan was captured and confined in a family's home. This original title was directed by Lucky McKee (Tales of Halloween) and starred Pollyanna McIntosh ("The Walking Dead"). This time, McIntosh is helming the sequel, with McKee participating as a producer. Jack Ketchm, writer of the first film, also returns as a producer. And now, a teaser trailer has been released for Darlin' just ahead of the film's World Premiere. The teaser trailer shows a young girl and a Catholic priest. She has the devil inside her. Meanwhile, not far away, another crazed character is looming in the woods and set to provide a chill. Darlin' will have its World Premiere tonight, at the SXSW Film Festival. This event takes place every year in Austin, Texas. As well, Darlin' will have three showings during the week.
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‘Walking Dead’ actress Sabrina Gennarino stars in horror flick ‘Darlin”

Actress Sabrina Gennarino’s filmography seems lately to be leaning more toward the horror genre. That, she said, is just a coincidence as she believes in going where the good scripts are, and she found that in her characters on TV’s “The Walking Dead” and “The Purge.” So when her former “Walking Dead” co-star Pollyanna McIntosh asked her to star in the horror feature film “Darlin’” Gennarino said it was a no-brainer. The film is McIntosh’s directorial debut, which she also wrote and stars in the flick. With her attached, Gennarino was happy to take on the project. “I love her

‘Walking Dead’ actress Sabrina Gennarino stars in horror flick ‘Darlin”
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SXSW 2019: The First Footage From Pollyanna McIntosh's Darlin' Teases Terror

With SXSW now in full swing, it's about time that some of the hotly anticipated features start to share teases to whet the appetites of filmgoers. One of my must-see films this year is Pollyanna McIntosh's directorial debut, Darlin'. A sequel to Lucky McKee's The Woman and the third part of a series based on a Jack Ketchum novel that began with The Offspring, Darlin' partially follows the further adventures of McIntosh's title character from the former and picks up a new character in Darlin'. The PR describes the film thusly: Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin' (Lauryn Canny) is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop (Brian Batt of Mad Men) and his obedient nuns where...

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SXSW 2019: Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Pollyanna McIntosh’s Darlin’

Before she was Jadis (aka Anne) on AMC's The Walking Dead, Pollyanna McIntosh was The Woman in Lucky McKee's 2011 movie of the same name, and for her feature-length directorial debut, McIntosh will continue the story of The Woman with Darlin', which is teased in its first trailer ahead of its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.

Written and directed by Pollyanna McIntosh, Darlin' stars Lauryn Canny, Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone, Cooper Andrews, and McIntosh, who will reprise her role as The Woman from the 2011 movie of the same name. Darlin' is produced by Andrew van den Houten and executive produced by Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee, Malik B. Ali, Badie Ali, Hamza Ali, Greg Newman, and Travis Stevens.

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Pollyanna McIntosh’s ‘Darlin’ Gets a Festival Trailer

Pollyanna McIntosh’s ‘Darlin’ Gets a Festival Trailer
Ahead of the SXSW World Premiere, here’s our first look at a teaser trailer for Pollyanna McIntosh‘s Darlin’, which she wrote, directed and stars in! “In this visually inventive sequel to Bloody Disgusting’s The Woman, a feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.” EW detailed the plot further: […]
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Pollyanna McIntosh Books ‘Lodge 49’; Glynn Turman Joins ‘Claws’

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Pollyanna McIntosh Books ‘Lodge 49’; Glynn Turman Joins ‘Claws’
Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead) has booked a recurring role on the second season of AMC’s Lodge 49, from creator Jim Gavin, showrunner Peter Ocko and executive producer Paul Giamatti. Lodge 49 is a lighthearted modern fable set in Long Beach, CA, starring Wyatt Russell as disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer Sean “Dud” Dudley, who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. McIntosh will play Clara, a British emissary who meets and befriends Connie at Lodge 1 in England. McIntosh is best known for her role as Jadis on The Walking Dead. On the film side, she had a lead role in Sundance pic The Woman. Gavin, Ocko, Giamatti, Dan Carey and Jeff Freilich executive produce. Lodge 49 is an AMC Studios production. McIntosh is repped by Insurge Entertainment.

Glynn Turman (How to Get Away With Murder) is set for a recurring role on
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Shudder to Launch New Podcasts Featuring Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah

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Shudder is already the go-to source for watching horror movies, but the streaming service is expanding its reach in the audio world as well. Last year, Shudder launched the Video Palace audio drama, and this year, they're launching three new podcasts that should be must-listen experiences for diehard horror fans: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, She Kills (hosted by genre legend Adrienne Barbeau), and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah.

Press Release: February 21, 2019 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, announced today an exciting trio of original podcasts offering candid conversations with many of the most important and iconic figures in the genre: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, an expansion of the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror; She Kills, a podcast by and about women in the horror genre, hosted by Adrienne Barbeau; and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah,
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The Walking Dead: Is the AMC TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season 10?

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Will the survivors' stand last? Is The Walking Dead TV show cancelled or renewed for a 10th season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Walking Dead, season 10. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

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An AMC zombie apocalypse drama series, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Katelyn Nacon, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, Pollyanna McIntosh, Avi Nash, and Callan McAuliffe.

The ninth season of The Walking Dead on AMC kicks off a year and a half after the end of the war. Rick
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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 refresher: Top 5 details you need to remember before Sunday’s mid-season premiere

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 refresher: Top 5 details you need to remember before Sunday’s mid-season premiere
After a massive reveal which left viewers in a state of anticipation, “The Walking Dead” Season 9 shuffles back to life Sunday, February 10 on AMC. The mid-season premiere will pick up where the last episode left off, but you would be forgiven for forgetting some story details during the hiatus. Reanimate your memory with these five important details about the first half of Season 9.

Rick is Gone

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) was the beating heart of the series since day one. But the courageous leader sacrificed himself in a fiery explosion to save the people he loved. Or did he? Despite being impaled by a piece of rebar and blown off of a bridge, Rick miraculously washed up on shore still breathing. Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) found him downstream and whisked him into a helicopter she hailed from a mysterious group. We have no idea where the two are headed, but AMC
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SXSW 2019: Pet Sematary, Midnighters, and Much More

Genre fans will find a lot to like in the latest announcement from SXSW Film. As previously announced, Jordan Peele's Us will open the fest. Now, we've learned that Pet Sematary from Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) will be the closer. Fresh new Midnighters films include, among others, Roxanne Benjamin's Body At Brighton Rock, Pollyanna McIntosh's Darlin', Adam Egypt Mortimer's Daniel Isn't Real, and Travis Stevens' Girl On The Third Floor starring pro wrestler C.M. Punk. In addition to the genre titles, many documentaries, features, shorts, and special programming have been added to the lineup. A full list of all newly announced programming is provided below. Midnighters Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – ten provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious. 7 Reasons to Run Away (From Society) (Spain)...

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