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Contest: Win Hell Night Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray / DVD

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After being possessed by the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist, Linda Blair faced a different kind of threat that made some horror fans "pray for day" in Hell Night. With the 1981 slasher film out now on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of Hell Night.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Hell Night Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will
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January 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Hell Night Collector’s Edition, The Houses October Built 2

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Happy 2018, dear readers! With a new year comes a new batch of home entertainment releases, even if we only have a relatively quiet week of titles to look forward to. Scream Factory is kicking off 2018 right with their Collector’s Edition of Hell Night, and Umberto Lenzi’s Seven Blood Stained Orchids is getting a brand new Blu as well. If you missed it last fall, The Houses October Built 2 comes home this week, and cult film fans should keep an eye out for Miss Zombie from Redemption Films, too.

Other January 2nd releases include Bigfoot Country, Dystopia, Anna, Death Island Paranormal Retribution, No Solicitors, and The Body Tree.

Hell Night (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

As an initiation rite into Alpha Sigma Rho fraternity, four pledges must spend a night in Garth Manor, twelve years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Two of the pledges,
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Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Clip from Scream Factory’s Hell Night Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD

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Before he came face to face with Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Peter Barton faced a different kind of cinematic killer alongside Linda Blair in Hell Night. With the 1981 horror film coming out soon on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD with a new 4K scan from Scream Factory, we've been provided with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip to share as a special treat for Daily Dead readers.

In the behind-the-scenes clip below, Barton reflects on a humorous time when it was difficult for him to maintain a straight face during filming, and he also talks about the high level of energy that goes into a performance when actors are playing characters who are fighting for (or fear for) their lives.

Scream Factory's Hell Night Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD will be released on January 2nd, 2018, and we have a look at the full list of special features
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Crypticon Minnesota 2017 to Continue the Halloween Celebration with Cooper Andrews, Richard Brake, Pj Soles & More

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Halloween may technically be over, but the celebration is just getting started this weekend at the 12th annual Crypticon Minnesota, which features a wide range of special guests and events that make for the perfect Halloween treats for horror fans.

Crypticon Minnesota may not begin until Friday, but festivities kick off tonight at The Parkway Theater with a special 35mm screening of Rock 'n' Roll High School followed by a Q&A with Marky Ramone and Pj Soles, both of whom will also be special guests at this year's Crypticon.

Then, on Friday, Crypticon officially opens its doors at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America hotel in Bloomington, Mn. Special guests this year include Erik Stolhanske (Club Dread), Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead), Richard Brake (31, Game of Thrones), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem), Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), Cj
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Contest: Win Alienator on Blu-ray

She has one mission, one purpose, and no qualms about killing anyone who gets in her way. The 1990 sci-fi action film Alienator comes out on Blu-ray on June 13th from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with one Blu-ray copy to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Alienator.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Alienator Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 19th. This contest is only open to those who
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Android Hunter Strikes in Alienator Blu-ray Clip

We have a high-def clip from Fred Olen Ray's Alienator to share with Daily Dead readers ahead of the film's Blu-ray release on June 13th from Scream Factory!

Alienator Blu-ray: "In deep space, the deadliest animal is still woman!

It's a futuristic fight to the finish when the Commander of a space station prison (Jan Michael-Vincent, The Mechanic, White Line Fever) takes on galactic archvillain Kol (Ross Hagen, Avenging Angel). When Kol escapes, on the verge of his execution, the Commander has no choice but to unleash the Alienator – a ruthless android hunter with one unstoppable purpose: terminate Kol at any cost!

Kol's shuttle crash-lands on Earth and the Alienator is hot on his trail. She is determined to capture her prey – even if it means blowing away everything and everyone in her path.

This sci-fi action film co-stars John Phillip Law (Barbarella), P.J. Soles (Carrie, Halloween, Rock 'n' Roll High School
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Q&A: Director Kansas Bowling Discusses Her Prehistoric Slasher Film B.C. Butcher

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When you think of a slasher film, images of summer camp and college campuses might dance in your head, but in her first feature film, B.C. Butcher, Kansas Bowling uniquely sets a slasher story in prehistoric times. With Troma set to release B.C. Butcher next year, we caught up with Kansas to discuss making her first movie at the age of seventeen, shooting on 16mm, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to converse with us, Kansas. Your debut feature film, B.C. Butcher, is a slasher movie set in the prehistoric era. How did you come up with this unique plot?

Kansas Bowling: Thank you so much for showing interest in my film! My friend Kenzie Givens and I came up with the idea when we were in high school. I was 15. It seemed like something easy to do on a tiny budget and it was something that had never been done before!
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Howard Stern Almost Made Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

Howard Stern Almost Made Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
Can you imagine Baba Booey as Michael Pe&#241a's Luis and Robin Quivers as Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp? It almost happened a long time ago, when King of All Media Howard Stern set out to acquire the rights to Marvel's Ant-Man. The film is a hit, debuting at #1 on the box office charts over the weekend. But things could have been very different for the diminutive hero. And this all happened long before Edgar Wright came aboard, and Iron Man set up the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it today.

The long-standing radio talk show and America's Got Talent host revealed this interesting bit of trivia on the The Howard Stern Show this week. He was in the middle of interview Ant-Man star Paul Rudd when the subject came up. If Howard Stern had of succeeded in getting the rights, we would have seen Ant-Man on the big
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10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute with Rob Zombie; See Our Photo Gallery and More

With nearly 3,000 fans in attendance, Dread Central hit this past Sunday’s 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA, and we got an eye and earful. Read on for our report, photo gallery, and a video clip from the event.

The show was hosted by musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie and his band, who played a blistering five-song set of Ramones tunes set inside the facility’s Masonic Temple, which included "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Rock 'n' Roll High School," "Beat on the Brat," "Lobotomy," and Motörhead's tribute song to the same, "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."

With the show simulcast on the cemetery’s mausoleum wall to the throng of music fans who picnicked on the grass outside, Zombie’s set was followed by a jam session made up of guitarist Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, singer Billy Idol,
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Afs Series Preview: How Lars Picked the 'Roger Corman' Films

We have him to thank for The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), The Trip, Bloody Mama and a half-dozen Poe adaptations. His producer credits include Piranha, Boxcar Bertha, TNT Jackson, Rock 'n' Roll High School and Sharktopus. (Perhaps best to disregard that last one.) He's notorious for shooting movies on little money in less than a week using sets from other films he'd just completed. Actors/filmmakers who worked on their earliest movies with him include Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller (pictured above in A Bucket of Blood), Robert Towne, John Sayles, Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Dante and Martin Scorsese. Roger Corman has 56 director credits and 409 producer credits on IMDb, and he's still producing.

And Austin Film Society programmer Lars Nilsen had to narrow it down to four features -- plus a bonus documentary on Dick Miller -- for the latest Afs Arthouse series: "Films of Roger Corman." The series, screening Fridays and Sundays at the Marchesa,
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The Ramones - 1, 2, 3, 4!

Hard to believe that The Rolling Stones, half of The Beatles and The Who, and a dozen more bands that started a full decade before The Ramones (1974) have outlived them, and in many cases are still touring. They were one of my favorite punk bands ever... and with the recent death of Tommy Ramone (nee Thomas Erdelyi), all four original members of one of New York's finest bands ever, we are not "glad to see you go." The first three -- lead singer Joey (nee Jeffrey Hyman, died 2001), bass player Dee Dee (nee Douglas Colvin, died 2002), and guitarist Johnny (nee John Cummings, died 2004) -- all died only within six years after calling it quits.

They did not go gently into the night. Their off-stage dramas kept them from maintaining their once shared friendships.

Ironic isn't it? The original Ramones, the guys from "Rockaway Beach" that wanted to be sedated, are all gone.
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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Art and Full Details

'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Art and Full Details
Happy Friday the 13th! In celebration of this infamous and terror-inducing date (and with all due respect to that other masked fellow associated with today), Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly unveil the official art for the September 23rd release of the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray. Please see artwork below of the 15-disc Deluxe Edition and the 10-disc set. Stay tuned for more details, including updates on the bonus features and photos taken from behind the scenes!

For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature films - Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween: H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II. The set includes the never before released producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Debuts September 23rd

'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Debuts September 23rd
Last year, the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration. What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic - and copiously studied -- horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was...Michael. Over the years, audiences have lived and relived the terrors of Michael Myers through ten feature films, as well as various re-edits and alternate versions. Yet to date, the complete saga of Michael Myers could only be told in pieces, in individual DVD and Blu-ray releases, with the rights spread across multiple home entertainment studios.

Until now...

Through the unprecedented collaboration of rival home entertainment companies Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Anchor Bay Sets Sail for The Return to Nuke 'Em High

Troma’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 will be unleashed on audiences everywhere in due time, but for now we have the skinny on the first theatrical engagements! Read on for details.

From the Press Release

Anchor Bay Films and Troma Entertainment proudly announce that Return To Nuke ‘Em High, Vol.1, the film that marks the return of Lloyd Kaufman to the director’s chair and kicks off Troma Entertainment’s 40th Anniversary celebration, will have exclusive theatrical engagements in New York and Los Angeles starting in January 2014 at the following venues:

January 10th – Village East Cinemas, 189 2nd Ave, New York January 17th – Laemmle’s NoHo 7 Theaters, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

Q&As with Lloyd Kaufman and cast & crew will be take place at both NY and La locations, with exact dates and times Tba.

With its inclusion in the NY Museum of Modern Art’s “The Contenders 2013” film
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Exclusive: Dean Cundey Talks Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray

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Exclusive: Dean Cundey Talks Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray
Cinematographer Dean Cundey talks Steadicam, John Carpenter and Halloween for the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray that is available now.

Widely considered one of the best cinematographers of all time, Dean Cundey has been behind the camera on classics such as Rock 'n' Roll High School, Escape From New York, Back to The Future, Big Trouble in Little China, Jurassic Park and Apollo 13, just to name a few. However, he may still be best known for his work on the 1978 horror classic Halloween, which celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year with a brand new Blu-ray release. Although it had been used sparingly in films such Rocky and Marathon Man, Dean Cundley helped spawn a whole new era of cinematography with his use of the "fluid prowling camera," which later became known as the Steadicam. I recently had the chance to speak with this legendary director of photography over the phone about
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Exclusive: Dean Cundley Talks Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray

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Exclusive: Dean Cundley Talks Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray
Cinematographer Dean Cundley talks Steadicam, John Carpenter and Halloween for the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray that is available now.

Widely considered one of the best cinematographers of all time, Dean Cundley has been behind the camera on classics such as Rock 'n' Roll High School, Escape From New York, Back to The Future, Big Trouble in Little China, Jurassic Park and Apollo 13, just to name a few. However, he may still be best known for his work on the 1978 horror classic Halloween, which celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year with a brand new Blu-ray release. Although it had been used sparingly in films such Rocky and Marathon Man, Dean Cundley helped spawn a whole new era of cinematography with his use of the "fluid prowling camera," which later became known as the Steadicam. I recently had the chance to speak with this legendary director of photography over the phone about
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Exclusive: P.J. Soles Talks Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray

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Exclusive: P.J. Soles Talks Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray
P.J. Soles Celebrates the return of Halloween with the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray, in stores today!

While horror fans still have just over one month to go before the Samhain holiday, they can get into the spirit a little early by celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the horror classic Halloween. Anchor Bay Home Entertainment is releasing the an all-new Blu-ray, which arrives September 24. Directed by John Carpenter on a budget of just $325,000, the classic went on to re-define the genre as we know it, while spawning a myriad of sequels that followed the legacy of Michael Myers. I recently had the chance to speak with P.J. Soles, who played Laurie Strode's (Jamie Lee Curtis) friend Lynda van der Klock (and who also played Norma in the original Carrie), about her experiences on the set, how she won the role, working with John Carpenter, and so much more. Take a look at what she had to say.
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What!? Quentin Tarantino is B-Movie Producer Roger Corman in Biopic

In case you didn't know, Gremlins director Joe Dante is working on a biopic about legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman, the man responsible for films like Wasp Woman, The Raven, Pit and the Pendulum, Piranha, Rock 'N' Roll High School and Death Race 2000. At one time, Colin Firth was going to play the producer in the film called The Man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes, but now a really surprising casting change has taken place. The Telegraph (Bleeding Cool) recently spoke with Corman, who revealed that director and occasional actor Quentin Tarantino will be playing Corman in the developing biopic. Though there's not an exact quote from Corman explaining the casting, he does divulge some story details: "It’s the story of how I made The Trip in the 1960s about LSD. It starred Jack Nicholson in one of his first roles and I took LSD so I knew what it was all about.
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Fantasia 2013: Poster Premiere for Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1

On tap right now is the official festival one-sheet premiere for Troma's latest foray into the world of sex, blood and guts! You know, the good stuff! Check out the latest eye candy for Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1 (review) here!

From the Press Release:

Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment and Anchor Bay Films have released a brand-new, exclusive poster for the world premiere of Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, on Friday, August 2nd, at 11:55 Pm in the Imperial Theatre.

The exclusive Fantasia poster will be on sale during the screening, along with Troma DVD's, Blu-rays, T-shirts, posters, and other Tromabilia in the main lobby of the Imperial Theatre. Troma President and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman, will also make an on-stage appearance with Return to Nuke 'Em High stars Catherine Corcoran
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Digital Fury: DVD Essentials for February and March

Here's a Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre DVD releases for the months of February and March 2013.

The Blob (1958) Criterion Collection Blu-ray & DVD Available Now

This entertaining low-budget favorite gets some well-deserved respect from the folks at Criterion. A gelatinous creature from outer space begins to devour the inhabitants of a small town. Each time it consumes a new body, it grows bigger. A couple of teens (including the wooden Steve McQueen) attempt to warn the town and save the population from certain blech! Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. directs the mayhem with a sure hand while Bart Sloane's great special effects still pack a punch. Followed by the bizarre comedy sequel, Son of Blob, in the early ’70s (directed by Larry Hagman!) and a great, underrated remake in 1988 by Chuck Russell.

Special Features:

* New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

* Two audio commentaries: one by producer Jack H. Harris
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