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Fede Alvarez to Direct White House Horror Film

  • DailyDead
In addition to producing a Texas Chain Saw Massacre reboot that's in the works as part of his new partnership with Legendary Pictures, Fede Alvarez is also looking to direct a new horror movie that takes place in the White House.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alvarez "intends to direct" the untitled Washington D.C. horror film, and while specific plot details have yet to be revealed, it's being mentioned as "The Shining set in the White House.” The script for the horror thriller was written by Joe Epstein, writer of the 2017 Black List screenplay Health and Wellness.

Along with a reboot of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the White House horror film is among the first projects in the works after Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues' company Bad Hombre inked a first-look partnership with Legendary Pictures. It was also announced that Shintaro Shimosawa (Fear The Walking Dead
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Writer Hired for Fede Alvarez-Produced The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Reboot

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After making it rain blood in the Evil Dead cinematic universe, Fede Alvarez is looking to bring his unique style as the producer for another beloved horror franchise: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, reveal that Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues' company Bad Hombre has inked a "first-look deal with Legendary Pictures," and with the new partnership in place, they're already developing a reboot of Tobe Hooper's game-changing and infinitely haunting 1974 film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Chris Thomas Devlin is writing the screenplay for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reboot, and while Bad Hombre is producing the project, there's no word yet on if Alvarez will direct the film, which would be the ninth film in the franchise (including the previous remake from 2003). Devlin penned the 2018 Black List and Blood List script Cobweb, about a girl living inside the walls of a family's house,
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The Final Girl Theory and How It’s Utilized in Canadian Horror

  • DailyDead
The “final girl theory” is meant to describe the trope in horror films of one female character being the last to survive, having to defeat the killer, and live to tell the tale. While Carol J. Clover originally coined the term in her 1987 essay Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film and applied it mainly to American slasher films of the ’70s and ’80s, it’s still used in contemporary cinema in a variety of horror films to describe the surviving female character. As slasher films have seen a decline in popularity since their “golden age,” the use of the term “final girl” has expanded to include different sub-genres of horror films, as well as how the final girls themselves behave throughout the films.

The original meaning of the final girl, as described by Clover in 1987, defined the girl as the sole survivor of the group who has a final confrontation with the villain.
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’100 Acres of Hell’ VOD Review

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Stars: Gene Snisky, Jeff Swanton, Jim Roof, Ernest O’Donnell, Meg Carriero, Catherine Corcoran, Katie Walsh, Sam Anoai, Joel Ruda, Anthony Edward Curry, Brittany Ineson, Robert Waldron | Written by Jason L. Koerner, Ed McKeever, Gene Snisky | Directed by Hank Leigh Hump

What do you get when you put two former WWE superstars in the woods and have them go head-to-head on camera? Well you get 100 Acres of Hell apparently!

Starring Gene Snitsky (aka WWE’s Snitsky) in the lead role, and Sam Anoai (aka Samu in WWE) as the disfigured killer Jeb Tucker, 100 Acres of Hell is, essentially, your classic 80s backwoods slasher set in 2019. The cliches are all the same, the tropes of the genre are all there… in fact nothing has changed expect for the fact this time round its not a group of buxom young “teenagers” getting slaughtered, it is in fact a group of middle-aged wanna
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10 Underrated Horror Movies from the 1990s You Have to See

Despite the nostalgia it evokes nowadays, horror in the 1990s gets a bad rep. Everyone claims it was at a creative standstill until the advent of Wes Craven's Scream in 1996. Yet anyone who probes deeply into the decade will learn it's unnecessarily maligned by fans and critics alike.

It's true that horror experienced a renaissance in both the 1970s and the 1980s. The genre was more popular than ever thanks to groundbreaking films like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. But what of the 1990s? There's obviously Scream, Candyman, and The Silence of the Lambs. What other commendable offerings does the era have? In an attempt to debunk the myth that 1990s horror was otherwise stale, here are ten underrated horror movies you have to see.

Related: 5 Horror Films From The 90s That Are Way Underrated (And 5 That Are Overrated)
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The True Story Behind the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is Way More Disturbing Than the Movie

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Tobe Hooper's 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of cinema's Og horror classics and a must see for any scary movie aficionado. Given how stomach-churning a lot of the scenes in the gory slasher can be, it's hard to imagine that the film's story has any root in reality. Unfortunately, like a lot of movies and TV shows out there, a real-life serial killer served as inspiration for the movie's chainsaw-wielding villain, Leatherface.

While a family of cannibalistic hillbillies who prey on unsuspecting teenagers is luckily not part of the original story (that we know of), the idea for Leatherface came out of the case of murderer Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield. He is suspected to have killed several victims between the years of 1954 and 1957 and remains one of the most disturbing and notorious serial killers in history.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Is Now Streaming On Netflix

Netflix is padding their queue with plenty of gory treats for horror lovers this October. The streaming giant recently made the original Candyman available to watch and are now dipping back into the horror genre to give fans another surprise: the infamous 1974 slasher known as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. That’s right, folks, now you can watch Leatherface and his cannibalistic family terrorize a group of innocent teens without having to sit through any commercials.

This latest addition comes just a month after Texas Chainsaw 3D left the platform. Though fans were upset when the movie departed Netflix, they’ll definitely be much happier upon hearing this news. Even apologists for the critically panned 2013 sequel will find it hard to argue that it’s anything near as terrifying as the original. Now, those who loved the first installment of the iconic slasher franchise can enjoy it in its bloody entirety leading up to Halloween.
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Why ‘Joker’ Is About All of Us (Column)

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Why ‘Joker’ Is About All of Us (Column)
Take a look at the photo above. It’s the most poetic image to have emerged from Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” and the reason I say “poetic” isn’t just because the shot has that caught-in-action indelible vibe of a quintessential movie poster: graphic, hauntingly composed, a bit shocking. It’s poetic because of what it means.

Arthur Fleck, wearing his full-on Joker regalia for the first time, turns his face toward the sky as if smiling at a higher power. It’s a moment of worship; his posture and gaze are ecstatic. But it’s also as pure an image of a madman as Leatherface twirling his chainsaw in the dawn light at the end of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.” Arthur is one sick puppy, a geek who uses fake laughter and fake smiles to conceal his unfathomable despair. But now, at this righteous moment, a current is running through him,
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Popcorn Frights 2019 Horror Films to Keep On Your Radar This Halloween Season (and Beyond)

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Bringing a tidal wave of horror onto the shores of South Florida, the fifth annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival sliced its way into Savor Cinema back in August for nine days of eclectic scares and insightful conversations. Co-founded by Marc Ferman and Igor Shteyrenberg, this year’s Popcorn Frights featured more than 70 films (both feature-length and short form) from around the globe, including 10 world premieres of diverse stories ranging from a comic book serial killer to a dog-sized spider and new twists on Frankenstein. This year’s Popcorn Frights proved that horror has found a loving, long-term home in South Florida, and Daily Dead was lucky enough to attend the festival (and serve on its jury). With many of the festival’s films now being released in theaters and on VOD, we thought this would be a good time to look back at the week of killer screenings that left
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‘3 From Hell’ & The Best Hillbilly Horror

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First there was House of 1,000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, writer-director Rob Zombie presents the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in movie history, 3 from Hell.

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley) and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson (Richard Brake), the demented Firefly clan are back to unleash a whole new wave of death and depravity. A firestorm of murder, madness, and mayhem will be released in this terror ride to Hell and back.

To celebrate the release of 3 From Hell we’re heading deep into the untamed wilds of America (with a brief detour to Belgium!) to round up the nastiest backwoods butchers and most horrific hillbillies ever committed to celluloid.

Deliverance (1972)

Perhaps the ultimate experience in backwoods terror,
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The Next Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sequel Will Be Produced By Evil Dead Reboot Director Fede Álvarez

About a year ago it was reported that Legendary Entertainment was looking to develop some new films based on Tobe Hooper‘s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It was also said they were developing a TV series as well.

Well, we have a new update from Bloody-Disgusting to share with you. Legendary has officially closed the deal and they are bringing Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Álvarez on board to produce. As of right now, there are no plans for him to direct it. Kim Henkel, the writer and producer of the original film, is also producing.

According to the report, the plan for the film is to “make a direct sequel to Hooper’s ’74 film, similar to what Blumhouse and Universal have done with Halloween.” It worked for Halloween, so it could work for Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

There are no details on how exactly the story will play out,
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Fede Álvarez may produce next film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise

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Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre may be well over forty years old at this point, but the film has lost none of its gritty impact. Like many of its contemporaries, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre also spawned many sequels which attempted, with varying degrees of success, to emulate the feeling of the 1974 film. According to Bloody Disgusting, a new film in the franchise is in…
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‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Álvarez Producing Next ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Film

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Álvarez Producing Next ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Film
Leatherface is coming back to cinemas again. Again.

Adding to eight already-existing films in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise will be a new film from Legendary Entertainment and producer Fede Álvarez. The Uruguayan director last brought the sleeper hit chamber thriller “Don’t Breathe” to the big screen in 2016. In 2013, Álvarez rebooted “Evil Dead,” based on Sam Raimi’s franchise.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Álvarez will produce the latest version of the Tobe Hooper horror movie universe, with no director or writer attached yet. It seems that Legendary is also looking to take a page from David Gordon Green’s 2018 “Halloween” restart, and Tim Miller’s upcoming “Terminator: Dark Fate.” While the former film was a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original, Miller’s “Terminator” take is a direct sequel to James Cameron’s “Judgment Day.”

Álvarez, who’s searching for a director to attach to this latest “Chainsaw Massacre,
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New Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movie Coming from Evil Dead Remake Director

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Things just got a whole lot more interesting on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre front. The franchise has been quiet for the past couple of years, but things have apparently been heating up behind the scenes, as Legendary Pictures is said to have closed a deal to produce new entries in the long-running horror series. What's more, Fede Alvarez has been tapped by the studio to produce a new movie in the franchise, which is currently being developed.

Before digging in, this goes back to reports from last year that stated Legendary was looking to get the rights to the franchise, which reverted back to writer/producer of the original 1974 Tobe Hooper classic Kim Henkel following the release of the failed prequel Leatherface. Now, according to a new report, Legendary has indeed quietly closed the deal and they are actively looking to get the horror icon back to his murderous ways on the big screen,
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Film Review: ‘Jacob’s Ladder’

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Film Review: ‘Jacob’s Ladder’
It’s understandable that someone would want to remake “Jacob’s Ladder,” Adrian Lyne’s 1990 head-trip thriller about a Vietnam veteran haunted by fragmentary nightmare visions. I was far from alone in finding the original to be an overwrought but rather thin “psychological” horror film that was more punishing than pleasurable. And it wasn’t exactly a hit, grossing just $26 million in the U.S. Yet it’s easy to see why “Jacob’s Ladder,” over the years, became a bit of a cult movie. It has some astonishing bad-acid-trip imagery, and consumed late at night it conjures a certain random hallucinatory relentlessness that anticipates the throw-demons-at-the-wall-and-see-if-they-stick scare-cinema tactics of the digital era.

That’s why you’d expect a remake of “Jacob’s Ladder” to come out of the glossy megaplex fear processor, the one that gave us all those remake/sequels to “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” “The Thing,
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Midsommar, Scary Stories, and the horror of realizing your fate is sealed

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The original poster for Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre asked perhaps the definitive question in all of horror: “Who will survive, and what will be left of them?” For the film’s marketing campaign, that was a rhetorical inquiry. For the horror genre on a whole, it’s just part of the agreement—you know that…
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Quentin Tarantino Says His Last Film Will Be Horror If He ‘Comes Up With Terrific Story’

Quentin Tarantino Says His Last Film Will Be Horror If He ‘Comes Up With Terrific Story’
Quentin Tarantino has a career-defining choice to make when it comes to his final movie. The filmmaker reminded fans in July before the release of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” that he still plans on retiring after directing his next movie, leading to much speculation about what that final movie will be. Tarantino has put two projects on the table, an R-rated “Stark Trek” film and a third “Kill Bill” movie, and now a third contender has emerged. During an interview on his international “Hollywood” press tour (via The Independent), Tarantino let it slip that horror could be in his future.

“If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth film,” Tarantino said. “I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film.”

While Tarantino has yet to make an all-out horror movie, he did mention that one sequence
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Quentin Tarantino Says His 10th Film Will Be a Horror Movie If He Comes Up with a "Terrific" Story

Quentin Tarantino has said several times that his tenth film will be his last. Personally, I don’t believe it. He loves making movies too much and there are a lot of stories that I’m sure that he wants to tell.

The Star Trek movie he’s developing for Paramount Pictures could end up being his tenth film, but he’s also not ruling out any other projects. In a recent interview, the filmmaker was asked if he would consider making his tenth film a horror movie, due to the horror elements that he incorporated in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Tarantino responded with this:

"If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie. I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film. And I do actually think that the Spahn Ranch sequence is the closest to a horror sequence,
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Tarantino Refuses to Rule Out Horror for 10th and Final Movie

Tarantino Refuses to Rule Out Horror for 10th and Final Movie
Hold onto your hats, horror fans as Quentin Tarantino's Final Film could very well be a horror movie. Tarantino has promised for some time now that once he makes ten movies, he's going to call it quits as a director. So far, during the promotional tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he's stayed true to that, promising he's going to make one more then hang it up for good. While there are certainly many options for what that final entry in his filmography could be, horror is by no means out of the question.

This was revealed during a recently surfaced interview with the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill filmmaker. While speaking with an international press outlet on behalf of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it was suggested to Quentin Tarantino that his final directorial effort should be horror-centric. Here's what Tarantino had to say in response.
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Don’t Look Now 4K Review

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Originally released in October 1973 during a golden age of horror, Don’t Look Now is slightly lesser known and notorious than the aforementioned, but is an equally striking genre masterpiece and “existentialist fable” that has lost little of its edge over the past forty five years.

The script (adapted from a story by Daphne Du Maurier) sees Architectural Restorer John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his wife Laura (Julie Christie) relocate to Venice following the tragic death of their daughter, Christine. Once there, they encounter a creepy, blind psychic, Heather (Hilary Mason) and her sister Wendy (Clelia Matania), who tell Laura that the ghost of her daughter is sitting between them in a restaurant. The sisters then insist the couple return to London as John’s life could be in danger.

Don’t Look Now’s foreboding, dreamy set-up starts serenely but culminates in anguish with the classic slow-motion shot of
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