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Killer Doll Revealed for Child’S Play Remake

Following the announcement that production has begun in Vancouver on a remake of 1988's Child's Play, the first image of the killer doll from the modern reimagining has now been revealed, and he just wants to be your friend... till the end.

Unveiled on the official Child's Play Facebook page (see below) with the caption, "Wanna play? Your best friend is getting an update," the killer doll looks very similar to the Good Guys doll named Chucky from the previous seven installments in the franchise. It's not yet known if the doll in the new movie will be named Chucky, nor has it been announced who will voice him (Brad Dourif has given life to the iconic character in all seven movies thus far), but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are divulged.

The Child's Play remake will feature Aubrey Plaza playing the role of Karen, Brian Tyree Henry as Mike,
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Production Begins on Child’S Play Remake Starring Brian Tyree Henry and Aubrey Plaza

Back in July, it was revealed that a remake of 1988's Child Play was in development, and now MGM and Orion Pictures have announced that production on the contemporary reimagining has commenced in Vancouver, with Aubrey Plaza playing the role of Karen, Brian Tyree Henry as Mike, and Gabriel Bateman playing Andy.

Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is directing the new Child's Play movie from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury), with David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith on board as producers.

The original Child's Play was directed by Tom Holland (Fright Night) and co-written by Don Mancini, who has kept the franchise alive by writing six sequels and directing the three most recent installments, and he's also developing a Child's Play TV series. At this time, it does not look like the remake will be connected to the detailed timeline of Mancini's movies.

Brad Dourif has voiced Chucky in all seven of the franchise's films,
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Blu-ray Review: Scream For Help is Indeed a Total Scream

In 1984, director Michael Winner unleashed the very weird Scream for Help. Not nearly as good as those two previous, fantastic films (and several others in his filmography), what Scream for Help does offer is an utterly bizarre window into the strangeness of 1980s filmmaking. Also written by Tom Holland (Fright Night), Scream for Help follows teenage girl Christie Cromwell who suspects that her stepfather Paul (David Allen Brooks) is attempting to murder her mother for her money.. As suave as Paul starts out, he can't trick the plucky girl, who's eager to see him gone (he did cause her parents...

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Exclusive: David Allen Brooks on Fighting in Scream For Help

Tomorrow sees the Scream Factory Blu-ray release of Scream For Help, the 1984 horror/thriller that was written by Tom Holland and directed by Michael Winner. To celebrate the re-release of this film, we’ve got an exclusive clip from behind-the-scenes material in which actor David Allen Brooks discusses […]

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Contest: Win Scream For Help on Blu-ray

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"First he tried to kill mom. Now he's after me. But no one believes me!" Directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish) and written by Tom Holland, Scream for Help is coming to Blu-ray on September 18th from Scream Factory, and to celebrate, we've been provided with three high-def copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Scream for Help.

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 “Scream For Help Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 22nd.
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Pittsburgh Theater Company Presenting Fright Night the Play this October

Tom Holland’s vampire horror Fright Night remains an enduring classic today, considered a paradigm of 1980’s era horror for its potent mix of terror, gore, and comedy. While 2011’s reboot (directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell) failed to recapture the heart and soul of the original, hardcore fans will have […]

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Fright Night Gets Turned Into a Stage Play by Pittsburgh Theater Company

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Fright Night Gets Turned Into a Stage Play by Pittsburgh Theater Company
Who doesn't love Fright Night? It is one of the best vampire movies of the 80s, with perhaps only The Lost Boys and Near Dark standing in its way. Sure, the remake bordered on being blasphemous, but now that the late great Anton Yelchin is no longer with us, even that iteration gets respect in his memory. Now, fans of the horror comedy will get to see the story brought to life in a whole new way this October.

Pittsburgh's longest running fringe theater company The Rage of the Stage is bringing Tom Holland's classic to life, for real. And the creator of Fright Night couldn't be happier about the production. This show is being described as a "visceral one-of-a-kind horror stage production, which will rock your Halloween season!"

The Rage of the Stage are so bold as to already be calling this a historic piece of theater, and
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10 Fright Night Facts Your Never Knew

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10 Fright Night Facts Your Never Knew
Horror fan Charley Brewster is convinced his new next-door neighbor is a vampire. Charley of course is correct. The fiend even has designs on Charley's girlfriend. In a decade already stuffed with great movies, Fright Night combined so many of our favorite things: chills, thrills, laughs, a late night TV horror host, vampires next door, Marcy Darcy from Married with Children and the dashing style of Chris Sarandon. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Fright Night.

You're too handsome, Brewster!

William Ragsdale, who had no major roles under his belt, had auditioned for Mask, losing out to Eric Stoltz, before securing the lead role in Fright Night. Writer-director Tom Holland had met with a number of actors for the crucial part of Charley Brewster, including a guy named Charlie Sheen. In the excellent 2016 documentary You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night, Holland recounted
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Chuck Steel – Night of the Trampires’ Review

Features the voices of: Mike Mort, Jennifer Saunders, Paul Whitehouse, Dan Russell, Jonnie Fiori, Samantha Coughlan, Romano Marenghi, Geoff Robbins, Jonnie Price, Mark Richard Jones, Laura Tofarides | Written and Directed by Mike Mort

It’s not 1985 anymore… it’s 1986! And Chuck Steel is the maverick, lone wolf cop on the edge, who doesn’t play by the rules and must prevent the worst plague ever to hit Los Angeles – a scourge of deadly Trampires, mutant hybrids of vampires and bums.

Beginning life as a 2013 animated short, it has taken some time for this feature-length version of Chuck Steel’s adventures to come to the big screen, a shorten version having previously screened at Frightfest in 2013… Was it worth the wait?

In a word (or two). Hell yes!

Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires is like Aardman animation but if said animation was seen through the eyes of a kid in
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Summer of ’84’ Review: Dirs. François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell (2018)

Summer of ’84 review: Eighties nostalgia galore in the follow-up to the brilliant Turbo Kid.

Summer of ’84 review by Kat Hughes.

Summer of ’84 Review

Summer of ’84 is the sophomore feature film from the team behind the batty and brilliant Turbo Kid. Given that Turbo Kid was a throwback to the uber violent movies of the eighties, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is more of the same. You would be very, very wrong. Set during the summer of 1984 (in case the title didn’t give it away) the film follows the adventures of Davey (Graham Verchere) and his group of misfit friends. After a slew of local murders, the group begin to investigate Davey’s neighbour and local cop Mackey (Rich Sommer) whom Davey believes is a serial killer.

Expect real old-fashioned Amblin vibes as our filmmakers fully embrace the eighties aesthetics. Our group of heroes could have been
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Scream For Help Blu-ray Available this September from Scream Factory

Directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish) and written by the legendary Tom Holland, Scream for Help follows a young girl from a well-to-do family who discovers that her stepfather is plotting to kill her mother. Bonus material for the Blu-ray, courtesy of Scream Factory, includes brand new audio commentary as well as two brand new featurettes.

"The elusive 80's thriller Scream for Help is making its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on September 18th, 2018 from Scream Factory! Directed by Michael Winner with a score by John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Scream for Help comes with a number of brand-new bonus features, including a new 2k scan from the original film elements, new audio commentary by the Hysteria Lives, a new interview with writer Tom Holland, and a new interview with actor David Allen Brooks. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Terror invades an upper-class New York community as
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Official Fright Night Comic #1 Now Available

Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles, Issue Zero, is a 24-page original comic book based on a story by Tom Holland, which focusses on the adventures of Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) immediately following the events of the first film, and serves as a bridge into future Fright Night comic books. The comic is scripted and […]

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Fright Night – The Peter Vincent Chronicles

Original Fright Night Comic Book Coming Next Week From Tom Holland’S Terror Time Tom Holland’s Terror Time is proud to announce Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles, a comic book sequel to the 1985 film. Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles, Issue 0, a 24-page original comic book based on a story by Tom Holland, …

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Join Us This Weekend at Flashback Weekend 2018 in Chicago!

With the Summer season just flying by, the upcoming Flashback Weekend 2018 is now here, with festivities kicking off on Friday, August 3rd at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare, and the event will run through the afternoon of Sunday, August 5th. For this year’s convention, Flashback Weekend is hosting a cavalcade of horror greats, including Brad Dourif, Tom Holland, Fiona Dourif, William Ragsdale, Alex Vincent, Svengoolie, Michael Berryman, FX legend Steve Johnson, Stephen Geoffreys, as well as Ash vs. Evil Dead’s Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago, and many more. And as if all that wasn’t enough, attendees have the opportunity to see both Fright Night and Child’s Play under the stars in two outdoor screenings hosted by Holland and each film’s respective cast members.

Tickets for Flashback Weekend 2018 are currently on sale now. For more information, check out the latest press release on all the featured
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DVD Review – Fanged Up (2018)

Fanged Up, 2018.

Directed by Christian James.

Starring Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Steven Berkoff, Vas Blackwood, Lauren Socha, Terry Stone, and Ewen MacIntosh.

Synopsis:

A young man is thrown in the cells for the weekend after a brawl, unaware that the guards are bloodsucking vampires.

Nothing says British horror quite like a vampire movie and nothing is quite as difficult to get right as a horror comedy, seeing as there two genres you have to play to. Fanged Up is director Christian James’ follow-up to his 2013 popular zombie comedy Stalled and, like that movie, Fanged Up doesn’t want to reinvent the genre but just have a good time with it.

The tone is set straight away with roguish Jimmy Ragsdale (comedian Daniel O’Reilly) attempting to chat up a couple of women in a nightclub by telling them he is the owner. Unfortunately, the real owner – played
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Tom Holland Previews ‘Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles’ Comic Book

Tom Holland Previews ‘Fright Night: The Peter Vincent Chronicles’ Comic Book
Tom Holland, who wrote and directed the original Fright Night in 1985, is headed back into that world with a new novel that’ll see the return of Charley and Amy. He’s calling it Fright Night 3, and it’s not the only Fright Night-related project in the works. Holland teased earlier this year that brand new Fright Night comic books are also […]
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Dave Franco, Corey Hawkins & More Join Ryan Reynolds In Michael Bay’s ‘Six Underground’

Dave Franco might have started his acting career with some questionable films like “Charlie St. Cloud” and the “Fright Night” remake. However, over the last year, he’s really come into his own, with great performances in “The Disaster Artist” and the recent drama “Six Balloons.” And later this year, he has a role in Barry Jenkins’ highly-anticipated film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” But after that?

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Blu-ray Review: In The Mouth Of Madness Foams With Glory

Scream Factory's love affair with John Carpenter continues with this Blu-ray relase of In the Mouth of Madness. If you're a Carpenter fan of any kind, this one is an essential addition to your collection. The film has never looked or sounded so amazing, thanks to the new 4K scan and the 5.1 sound track. Sam Neill stars as John Trent, an insurance investigator who loves to catch people in the act of fraud. Here, he's tasked with finding a publishing company's bestselling horror author --- Sutter Cane --- who's disappeared, along with his latest manuscript and the hottest commodity seemingly anywhere.  The publisher (Charlton Heston in an odd role) sends Cane's editor Linda Styles (Julie Carmen --- Fright Night...

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Horror Highlights: Artik Featurette, What Still Remains, Parlour Tricks

We recently shared details on Artik, a film following a serial killer who loves comics, sunflower farming, his family, and most likely killing. Now, we have a new featurette for the movie eyeing a theatrical and streaming release in the near future. We also have details on What Still Remains and Parlour Tricks.

Watch the New Artik Featurette: "Comic Book fandom meets Punk Rock with a bloody twist in new horror thriller, Artik.

The story centers around a family-run sunflower farm, where comic-book obsessed serial killer Artik (Jerry G. Angelo), his life partner Flin (Lauren Ashley Carter), and their family of foster kids are on the hunt for the ultimate comic-book hero. Until Holton (Chase Williamson), an Al-Anon attending straight edge, punk purist, comes between them.

Artik is writer/director Tom Botchii’s feature film debut and marks the first joint release from Tlg Motion Pictures and Have Not Films.
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Horror Highlights: Artik Trailer, Dream Alone 2D Puzzle Game, Bit

A serial killing, lover of comics who runs a sunflower farm with his family of foster children? Sign me up! The trailer for Artik has been released and it leads today's feature. Also, check out the other two rad stories in the Horror Highlights. We have release details and a launch trailer for Dream Alone from WarSaw Games and Fat Dog Games, as well as production news on Bit.

Watch the New Trailer for Artik: "Comic Book fandom meets Punk Rock with a bloody twist in new horror thriller, Artik.

The story centers around a family-run sunflower farm, where comic-book obsessed serial killer Artik (Jerry G. Angelo), his life partner Flin (Lauren Ashley Carter), and their family of foster kids are on the hunt for the ultimate comic-book hero. Until Holton (Chase Williamson), an Al-Anon attending straight edge, punk purist, comes between them.

Artik is writer/director Tom Botchii’s
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