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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Horror TV Shows on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

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While horror has been conjuring up plenty of scares on the big screen in recent years, it's also been chilling and thrilling audiences in the comfort of their own living rooms. The genre has perhaps never been more prevalent on the small screen than it is right now, making this the perfect time for the Corpse Club to channel surf through some of their favorite scary TV series on a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

This installment of Corpse Club is submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society... In episode 28 of Daily Dead's official podcast, co-hosts Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James gather around the warm glow of the tube to talk about some of the most memorable horror TV series from their childhoods. Spanning different generations bound together by their love of horror, the Corpse Club discuss a wide range of spooky series,
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Kino Lorber to Release Trilogy Of Terror (1975) on Blu-ray

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It's regarded by many as one of the creepiest made-for-tv movies of all time, featuring one of the most unsettling (and relentless) killers to grace the small screen. Over 40 years after its initial premiere, Trilogy of Terror is coming to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

As announced on their Facebook page, Kino Lorber will release Trilogy of Terror on Blu-ray (and DVD) sometime in early 2018 (according to Blu-ray.com) with a brand-new HD master.

Directed by Dan Curtis, the anthology film features segments based on stories by horror master Richard Matheson, including one featuring a Zuni Warrior Festish Doll that attacks Karen Black and has certainly crossed over into more than a few nightmares over the years.

There's no word yet on the special features, cover art, or specific release date for the new Blu-ray, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime,
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Entire Original Dark Shadows TV Series Now on Streaming Service from Mpi Media Group

Established fans and newcomers alike of Dark Shadows (1966–1971), gather 'round. Mpi Media Group has made the original series available to watch on its new streaming service which made its maiden voyage this past Halloween. Continue reading for full details on the service as well as exclusive subscriber goodies:

Press Release: Mpi Media Group, premier independent producer and distributor of films, TV series, and specialized programming, today announced a major new avenue for the company: a subscription streaming service of one of its crown jewels - Dark Shadows. The gothic TV series, which Mpi has distributed for decades on VHS and DVD, will be available for the first time in its entirety for unlimited streaming, beginning October 31, 2017.

The new streaming service will give fans access to the entire original series at www.darkshadows.tv, as well as exclusive bonus content and behind-the-scenes archival footage. Subscribers also will get a first look
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13 Nights of Halloween: See the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!

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It's the most exciting time of the year: Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is in full swing! The lineup includes spooky favorites like The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Addams Family, and Edward Scissorhands. There's even a 24-hour Hocus Pocus marathon! Keep reading, and don't forget to set your DVRs. RelatedThe Iconic Halloween Movie You Should Watch Tonight Based on Your Zodiac Sign Thursday, Oct. 19 12 p.m. - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2:35 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 4:40 p.m. - The Addams Family 6:45 p.m. - Addams Family Values 8:50 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 12 a.m. - ParaNorman Friday, Oct. 20 12 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 2:10 p.m. - The Addams Family 4:15 p.m. - Addams Family Values 6:20 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 8:30 p.m. - Sleepy Hollow 12 a.m. - The Sorcerer's Apprentice Saturday, Oct. 21 7 a.m.
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Halloween 2017: 31 Horror Films You Can Stream on Amazon Prime This October

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Since I showed some love to Netflix yesterday, I thought it was only proper today to put the spotlight on Amazon Prime and their vast streaming library that features hundreds of genre titles.

There’s no denying that it can be an overwhelming experience to try and navigate your way through over 200 different pages of movies, so I went ahead and put together a list of 31 different films that should help you get into the Halloween spirit throughout the month of October. And since variety is the spice of life, I tried to give you guys an assortment of different sub-genres, so that you should be able to find something to fit any horror-loving mood! Happy October and happy viewing, everyone!


At a summer camp for youths, a cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various
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Production for 'Tales of Frankenstein' has wrapped


Production has completed for the upcoming horror film Tales of Frankenstein. Read the official details below.

From The Press Release

Production has just wrapped in Los Angeles on the horror film "Tales of Frankenstein," starring Bruce Lee's "Game of Death's" Mel Novak and "Wolverine" creator Len Wein in his final film.

"I was lucky enough to know Len well enough to call him a friend. He was a great guy, a fantastic writer and actor and can never be replaced," said Novak.

This film has an Indiegogo campaign for post-production costs with lots of great perks. Please help the campaign by clicking here.

2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein,” so the goal of the film is to be released at that time to coincide with this momentous anniversary. This much-anticipated project is based upon four of writer-director Donald F.

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Production wraps on ‘Tales of Frankenstein’

Production has just wrapped in Los Angeles on the horror film Tales of Frankenstein, starring Game of Death’s Mel Novak and Wolverine creator Len Wein in his final film. The movie is based upon four of writer-director Donald F. Glut’s (The Empire Strikes Back novel) short stories published in his book of the same name:

“My Creation, My Beloved,” (a deformed descendant of Victor Frankenstein creates the perfect man and woman), “Crawler from the Grave,” (another Frankenstein descendant’s disembodied, plague-infected arm returns from the grave for revenge), “Madhouse of Death” (a private detective winds up in an old dark house filled with loonies…and a gorilla) and “Dr. Karnstein’s Creation,” (a mad doctor creates a monster in vampire-haunted Transylvania – with gruesomely unexpected results).

Tales of Frankenstein also stars Jerry Lacy (TV’s Dark Shadows), Ann Robinson (War of the Worlds), Beverly Washburn (Old Yeller), John Blyth Barrymore,
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Atmospheric Trailer for Norwegian Faerie Tale, Valley Of Shadows

Getting its world premier at Tiff 2017 in September, Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen's Valley of Shadows is all-in on atmosphere, cinematography and innocence. Dark shadows, thick white fogs, and a personal favourite of a child in silhouette, backlit by a bonfire (I call this the Time of the Wolf shot, after the climax of Michael Haneke's 2003 horror-allegory) make this a must see for fans of high-brow genre film. Scandanavia has been a particular bright spot for the past 15 years. In this day and age of too many jump scares and a heavy crutch on comedy and self-awareness in horror, it looks like the classic design and tone of Valley of Shadows is exactly what the good doctor ordered. A young boy, Aslak, struggling to...

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Amazon Prime Day: Big TV Box Set Deals Include ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ and British Dramas

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Amazon Prime Day: Big TV Box Set Deals Include ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ and British Dramas
It’s Amazon Prime day, and some of the site’s hottest deals are on the home entertainment side. IndieWire combed through this year’s offerings to find the TV box sets on sale – including deals as high as 64 percent of normal retail prices. Offerings include the complete first six seasons of “Game of Thrones” (catch up now – but hurry, Season 7 is about to begin!) and the second season of “Rick and Morty” (again, with Season 3 around the corner, now’s the time to jump on board).

Other box set offerings include British dramas like “Downton Abbey,” “Doctor Who” and “The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” as well as several seasons of 1990s cop drama “NYPD Blue” and classic TV event “The Thorn Birds” and vampire series “Dark Shadows.” Here’s your chance to fill out your DVD and Blu-ray library, but hurry – all of these deals have expiration times, and once 100% of inventory is sold out,
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Supernatural? Perhaps. Baloney? Perhaps Not: Dark Shadows (2012)

Five years ago this weekend Tim Burton’s updating of Dark Shadows, the gothic/horror-themed soap opera which ran from 1966 to 1971 on ABC and was a seminal influence on a generation of budding horror fans (including Burton), was released on American movie screens, one weekend after Marvel’s The Avengers was still dictating the imaginations (and the wallets) of moviegoers everywhere. Given Burton’s track record with horror comedies (Beetlejuice being the primary example) and collaborations with Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands), a surprisingly low number of ticket-buyers seemed ultimately to care—the movie, which cost $150 million to make, and undoubtedly a hefty chunk of change more than that to market, would earn back only slightly more than half of that in the United States, though its final take globally came in at around $235 million. There were a few takers among critics, notably
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Horror Highlights: Jen & Sylvia Soska to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival, The Black Room Clip, 4/20 Massacre

Women in Horror Film Festival showcases the wonderfully talented female voices in my favorite (and your favorite) film genre, horror. The festival directors have announced that Jen and Sylvia Soska have joined an already rad lineup of appearances, and in today's Horror Highlights is a new clip from The Black Room and a trailer for 4/20 Massacre.

The Soska Sisters to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival: Press Release: "Festival Directors and horror filmmakers Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright are thrilled to welcome some amazing guests, panelists and guest judges to the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival! Guest judges and panelists Marianne Maddalena (Producer of Scream 1,2,3 & 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left), Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street). A panel with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Hellevator, American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Appearances by Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People) and Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead,
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TV Shows You Simply Can’t Miss if You Love Vampires

If you love the blood-sucking creatures of the night and you can’t get enough of these horrifying yet beautiful immortal beings, you’ve no doubt seen all the fang-tastic shows that television has to offer…or have you?

Some of the best TV shows feature more than just vampires

Did you know that some of the greatest television shows with the beautiful undead don’t actually have the word “Vampire” in their titles? Take Penny Dreadful for example. This show was rated number1 on IMDb’s list of best vampire TV series. Why? It’s dark, it’s macabre, and its set in Victorian London. While the show does feature a main Dracula-vampire storyline, what’s even more interesting is it is a mashup of several grisly horror tales from actual books that were once sold for a penny in London. These books became very popular and were known as penny dreadfuls.
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The Best Shows That Critics Haven’t Gotten Around to Watching — IndieWire Survey

The Best Shows That Critics Haven’t Gotten Around to Watching — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s a show you’ve been meaning to watch but haven’t gotten around to yet? Why?

April Neale (@aprilmac), Monsters & Critics

I hang my head in shame, I never got to “The Wire.” Whenever people go on about it, I engage, smile and nod my head like, “Yeah, Stringer Bell, man.” It also starred Dominic West who comes from that strain of dark-haired British men like Ian McShane who are catnip to me. I’ve seen extended clips and snips but never had the perfect storm of time to go back and review this landmark series. It’s up there with putting a scrapbook together in my old age,
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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel
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20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?
Vampire shows have had a good, healthy run on television, but lately, the landscape for them has seemed anemic.

The Vampire Diaries” ends its impressive eight-year run on Friday, coincidentally the 20th anniversary of TV’s iconic “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (and the moment that Buffy Summers arrived at the Hellmouth).

This convergence of events is a reminder that only a few years ago, vampires were the hottest trend on TV. Even when “Buffy” and its spinoff “Angel” ended, “The Vampire Diaries” and “True Blood” were there to take up the bloody mantle. But with those shows also gone, the vampire genre appears to be an endangered species.

Read More: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Producer Julie Plec on Ending the Series, and How It Might Be Reborn, Perhaps as a Streaming show — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

But not so fast. While it’s true that the biggest undead shows have left us,
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It Came From The Tube: The Night Stalker (1972)

Sometimes it’s hard to put a fresh coat of paint on an old house. The colors can bleed through no matter how many new layers are added, giving the house a look of desperation from a block away. But sometimes the right paint is used, the restoration is done with love and affection, and the new owners actually care about their surroundings. Such is the case with The Night Stalker (1972), the ABC TV movie that took the vampire out of his crumbling castle and transported him to the seedier side of the modern day Las Vegas strip; and in doing so created one of the most endearingly reluctant monster hunters of all time, Carl Kolchak.

Originally airing as the ABC Movie of the Week on Tuesday, January 11th, 1972, The Night Stalker slayed the competition in the ratings, including CBS’s successful Hawaii Five-o/Cannon lineup. And I mean destroyed
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It Came From The Tube: Satan’S School For Girls (1973)

Warning: if you’re not a Kate Jackson fan, today’s column may not work in your favor. Plus, we probably shouldn’t hang out. I first fell in love with Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty) when I was six. At the time, she was starring on Charlie’s Angels, along with Farrah Blah-Blah and Jaclyn What’s Her Name, but I think maybe I liked Kate best. Her long black hair, radiant smile, and raspy sing song drawl mesmerized me for the remainder of that show’s run. But for fans of horror, Kate worked with Dan Curtis on Dark Shadows, before landing one of the leads in Satan’s School for Girls (1973), producer Aaron Spelling’s venture into one of the ‘70s greatest capitalist ventures, Satanic Panic. It’s a fun romp; and spoiler alert - Kate is great in it. (She’s just the most, don’t you think?
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Horror Highlights: The Monster Charity Project 2017, Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies, Ravenwolf Towers, Pitchfork, Go North

Twenty-five of the UK's special effects experts have come together for a good cause. Each artist is customizing a bust of Frankenstein's monster, and 100% of the proceeds raised at the auction of these busts will be donated to Make-a-Wish UK. Also, details on the premiere screening of Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, Ravenwolf Towers episode 2 details, a new trailer for Pitchfork, and the trailer and tie-in Vr video for Go North.

The Monster Charity Project 2017 Details: From the Press Release: "25 of the UK's top prop-making, sculpting and Spfx make-up artists have been brought together to take part in a unique charity project. Each artist has been given a bespoke Frankenstein-inspired monster bust, created and supplied by Svfx University of Bolton Special & Visual Effects team, with the simple instruction: Customise him into any design you like.

Once customised, the artists then donate the finished bust back to the Monster Charity Project
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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Trailer Reveal for Ugly Sweater Party, It Watches Q&A, Ravenwolf Towers

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Director Aaron Mento combines horrid holiday threads with the scare-centric setting of summer camp in Ugly Sweater Party (co-starring Sleepaway Camp’s Felissa Rose), and we're exclusively debuting the teaser trailer for the new horror comedy right here on Daily Dead.

In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a Q&A with It Watches director Dave Parker and release details and a trailer for Charles Band's Ravenwolf Towers.

Press Release: "In 2017, you're invited to the bloodiest Christmas party ever!

Ocular Migraine Productions presents Ugly Sweater Party, a new holiday horror comedy from writer/director Aaron Mento (Standards of Living, Crypt TVs Choose Their Kill)! The film was produced by Mento, Charles Chudabala (Death House) and Hunter Johnson (2 Jennifer). Enjoy our first Nsfw teaser trailer- just in time for the holidays!

On Christmas Eve, at a bible camp deep in the woods, an ugly sweater party is in full swing.
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Alice Drummond, Ghostbusters Librarian, Passes Away at 88

Alice Drummond, Ghostbusters Librarian, Passes Away at 88
2016 has been a hard year, and over the past several months, quite a few iconic celebrities have said good-bye. Today, the Ghostbusters family has lost one of their own as the sad news was announced that Alice Drummond has passed away. She was 88 at the time of her death.

A veteran stage actress, Alice is perhaps best known as Alice the librarian in the original 1984 Ghostbusters. Though she only had a very small part, her scene kicks off what would become one of the most iconic movies of that generation. And she is a fan-favorite, getting the movie off to a rousing start as she comes face-to-face with the movie's first terrifying ghost.

Drummond reportedly died at her home in the Bronx, New York, this past Wednesday. She succumbed to complications that result from a fall she had survived over two months ago. The news was reported by the New York Times.
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