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Cinedelphia 2018 Line-Up Unveiled: Jessica Harper, Frank Henenlotter to Attend

Whoa, PhilaMOCA is going to experience some crazy things next month! And if you've never heard of them, they're an art space in Philedelphia housed in a former mausoleum! Anyway, the Cinedelphia Film Festival (which runs April 12-30) has released it's awesome program, and Jessica Harper, the star of Suspiria, will be on hand to attend the rare, uncut 35mm Italian print of the film. Also in attendence will be the director Steve Mitchell with his documentary King Cohen, which chronicles the career of cult filmmaker Larry Cohen (Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, It's AliveGod Told Me To). Fans of The Room will love the live script reading and screening of the new team-up with Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, Best F(r)iends Volume One, with Sestero attending!...

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Contest: Win Larry Cohen’s The Ambulance (1990) on Blu-ray

An ambulance is supposed to save lives, but one such vehicle could be helping to end them instead in Larry Cohen's The Ambulance. With the prolific filmmaker's 1990 horror thriller out now on Blu-ray (with a new audio commentary featuring Cohen), Scream Factory provided us with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Ambulance.

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:

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 21st.
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March 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Shape Of Water, Suspiria 4K Restoration, The Ambulance (1990)

March’s genre-related home entertainment releases just keep getting better with each passing week, as we have more than 20 different Blu-ray and DVD offerings coming our way this Tuesday. Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece The Shape of Water arrives on various formats, and for those who didn’t get a chance to nab the Steelbook Edition, Synapse is putting out a standard Blu-ray release of Dario Argento’s Suspiria that is absolutely worth every single penny.

As far as other more recent titles, look for Are We Not Cats, Justice League, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies this week, and all you cult film fans out there should be sure to check out Scream Factory’s new Blu for The Ambulance, The Church from Scorpion Releasing, as well as a trio of under-appreciated gems from George A. Romero—There’s Always Vanilla, The Crazies,
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Thanksgiving Dessert Idea: Learn How to Make The Stuff Marshmallow Cheesecake on a New Episode of The Homicidal Homemaker Cooking Show

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"It can overcome your mind and take over your body... and nothing can stop it." The delicious yet deadly substance from Larry Cohen's cult 1985 horror film can find a spot on your Thanksgiving dinner table thanks to Kaci Hansen's The Stuff marshmallow cheesecake recipe, a festively fun recipe that's featured on a new episode of her Homicidal Homemaker cooking show.

From The Homicidal Homemaker: "When it comes to the killer in horror films, we've seen it all - masked maniacs, reanimated corpses, werewolves, and other creatures of the night. But one film really changed the game by making the killer a food item...The Stuff, from 1985.

When a mysterious, marshmallow-y goo is discovered bubbling from the earth, the food industry packages it up, and mass markets it to consumers without even checking to see if it's safe for consumption. It turns out The Stuff actually consumes the consumer,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)

Larry Cohen: Party of One. That’s the way I see him, anyway; he’s always made the films he’s wanted, the way he’s wanted – with varying results, sure, but at the end of the day they are nothing less than Larry Cohen Films: unique, challenging, quirky, funny, and almost always a blast to watch. Which brings us to Q: The Winged Serpent (1982), his tribute to the Aip monster movies of days gone by, overshadowed by his patented blend of offbeat characters and intriguing dialogue. The flying lizard? Merely a delightful distraction.

Released by United Film Distribution Company (and co-produced by legendary Aip honcho Samuel Z. Arkoff) in late October, Q returned only a quarter of its $1.2 million budget, but reviews were fairly kind, with most critics singling out not the movie itself, per se, but a wonderful turn by Michael Moriarty (A Return to Salem’s
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Fantastic Fest 2017 Interview: Larry Cohen Talks Movies, King Cohen, Guerilla Filmmaking, and the FBI

Larry Cohen is a legend. When you hear the name as a genre fan, you usually think of such classics as Q, The Winged Serpent, It's Alive, God Told Me To, and The Stuff. Now, through Steve Mitchell's fun documentary King Cohen, you may learn a lot more about this legendary writer/director/producer. Hot off the Fantasia world premiere, Fantastic Fest hosts the U.S. premiere of King Cohen on Friday September 22 at 5:45pm, with Cohen himself in attendance. (An encore screening will play on Monday, September 25 at 11:30 am.) I was able to speak to Cohen and learned a great deal about making indie films. Read on and catch the film at Fantastic Fest or a festival near you. You can check out the trailer to this...

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Horror Highlights: Maniac Cop 2 Collection from Cavitycolors, Aliens Ate My Homework, What The Waters Left Behind, The Tormenting

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Cavitycolors pays tribute to Maniac Cop 2 with a new shirts and pins collection, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Aliens Ate My Homework, What the Waters Left Behind, and The Tormenting.

Maniac Cop 2 Shirts and Pins Collection: From Cavitycolors: "Hey Fiends!

This Thursday, we're bringing you our officially licensed Maniac Cop 2 collection!

Written by Larry Cohen (The Stuff) and directed by William Lustig (Maniac), Part 2 of the series is my personal favorite entry in the series. A 90's cult classic in the truest sense, it's just so satisfying to see a much more monstrous Matt Cordell wreak havoc on the streets of New York City. We couldn't be more excited to work with top notch artists on this release, including Devon Whitehead, Jason Edmiston, Shane Murphy, and Matt Skiff. All art is officially licensed, and approved by William Lustig himself for what might
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Frightfest 2017: ‘King Cohen’ Review

Featuring: Martin Scorsese, Eric Roberts, Traci Lords, J.J. Abrams, john landis, Robert Forster, Barbara Carrera, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Yaphet Kotto, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Eric Bogosian | Written and Directed by Steve Mitchell

Buckle up for the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen. Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American auteur…

I’m not going to lie, there’s no way I can talk about the documentary King Cohen without any bias. Larry Cohen is, to this day, one of my all-time favourite filmmakers. He has been since the first time I saw Q The Winged Serpent on TV. Seeing
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J.J. Abrams and B-Movie Icon Larry Cohen Are Developing an Anthology Series

J.J. Abrams seems to have his fingers in just about everything nowadays, and here's one more thing you can add to that ever-growing list. Abrams is collaborating with B-movie icon Larry Cohen, director of It’s Alive and The Stuff. Together they are developing a fun sounding anthology series.

Cohen has written titles such as Phone Booth, Cellular, and Captivity. But, it’s Cohen’s unique horror B-movies that have the most passionate followers, Abrams being one of them.

During an interview with BrokeHorrorFan, Cohen revealed he’s finished writing a cable series for Abrams and Bad Robot:

"We’re working on a series now for cable with J.J. Abrams, who is a big fan of mine, and his company, Bad Robot. Each season would be 10 original one-hour Larry Cohen thrillers. We’ve got about two seasons already written, ready to be shot. If that happens, it’ll be a whole new renaissance,
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New anthology series from J.J. Abrams and Larry Cohen in the works

Kirsten Howard Aug 22, 2017

Larry Cohen has revealed that he and J.J. Abrams are working on a new anthology series together...

In an interview with Broke Horror Fan, B-movie maestro Larry Cohen has confirmed that he and J.J. Abrams are in the process of bringing a new anthology series to life on cable.

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Abrams is a noted fan of Cohen, who has previously directed cult classics like The Stuff and A Return To Salem's Lot, having even recently appeared in a documentary celebrating his career called King Cohen: The Wild World Of Filmmaker Larry Cohen.

"We’re working on a series now for cable with J.J. Abrams, who is a big fan of mine, and his company, Bad Robot,
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17 films to catch at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017

Den Of Geek Aug 22, 2017

Horror Channel FrightFest takes place in London this weekend. Here's our pick of films to look out for...

Summer’s almost over and what better way to welcome in the spooky season than by hiding from the heat in a darkened room, with five days of wall-to-wall horror? Yep, it’s August Bank Holiday and that means the 18th annual London Horror Channel FrightFest is upon us. For some, this is a familiar pilgrimage. Veterans will be used to bloodshot eyes, numbness in the spine, a lack of nutrition and an acute anxiousness every time there’s a loud noise. For others, it may be their first visit and these are things to look forward to. Either way, FrightFest promises probably the biggest, purest, uncut dose of horror you can endure without going insane, complete with special guests, world premieres, live events and at least a couple of parties.
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Frightfest 2017 Interview: Steve Mitchell talks ‘King Cohen’

In the second of his FrightFest 2017 interviews today, host Stuart Wright talks King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen with director Steve Mitchell, which has its European Premiere at this years Frightfest on Friday August 25th.

Buckle up for the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, God Told Me To, Q The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, Phone Booth). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide!

The Horror Channel Frightfest takes place August 24th – 28th 2017 at both the
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Director Steve Mitchell talks in depth about his new film King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

Jason Souza chats with director Steve Mitchell on his latest film King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

Steve Mitchell loves storytelling, and is a fan of all things film. He created the 80’s-slash-blast of a movie Chopping Mall, has written for numerous TV shows like Viper and the animated series Jem, and has produced DVD documentary extras for Never Say Never Again and Casino Royale. As an artist and media chronicler, it stands to reason that his directorial debut is about another renaissance man, Larry Cohen. King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, is a documentary chronicling the work and character of an artist who’s never compromised, the man who wrote and directed influential blaxploitation films like Hail Caesar, 70’s creepers It’s Alive and God Told Me To, 80’s consumerist critique horror The Stuff, and more recently the writer of thrillers like Phone Booth and Captivity.
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Fantasia 2017 Review: King Cohen and the Art of the Steal

"Anybody will put up with anything if they think a movie is being shot." These are words of wisdom, but also kind of a guerrilla filmmaking mission statement, from filmmaker Larry Cohen. Steve Mitchell's King Cohen offers a breathless sprint through the writer-director-producer's prolific 'lets just shoot the damn movie!' ethos, from writing for NBC's Kraft Theatre in the era of live television in the late 1950s through episodic shows like The Fugitive and Branded -- "The bulk of the series, Dude" -- in the 1960s to directing racy social commentary (Bone, Black Caesar, God Told Me To, The Private Lives of J. Edgar Hoover) in the 1970s and gonzo genre-mashing creature features in the 1980s (Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff), before finally settling with writing mid-tier Hollywood...

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Blu-ray Review – Brain Damage (1988)

Brain Damage, 1988.

Directed by Frank Henenlotter.

Starring Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Kevin Van Hentenryck, Lucille Saint-Peter, Theo Barnes, and John Zacherle.

Synopsis:

A young man unwittingly enters into a bargain with a parasite that feeds on human brains to provide victims in exchange for having his own brain injected with an addictive blue liquid.

Despite having only a handful of directorial credits for ‘proper’ films Frank Henenlotter has certainly made his mark on the horror/exploitation genre, laying out his stall with 1982’s brilliantly grotesque Basket Case and not looking back as he managed to pile more and more obscenities into each successive movie. Brain Damage was his follow-up to Basket Case and arrived six years after that excursion through the seedy underbelly of New York, and thankfully Henenlotter managed to keep things just as grimy and dirty in this movie, although there is a marked improvement over
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Larry Cohen, a Horror Hero For James Wan and Eli Roth, Reveals Why He Doesn’t Watch Scary Movies and Hates Remakes

Larry Cohen, a Horror Hero For James Wan and Eli Roth, Reveals Why He Doesn’t Watch Scary Movies and Hates Remakes
New York’s greatest B-movie legend is coming back to the Big Apple. Prolific writer-director-producer Larry Cohen returns to his native New York this weekend to appear at a retrospective of his New York-set films at the newly-renovated Quad Cinema.

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The writer behind 2002’s “Phone Booth” and director of “A Return to Salem’s Lot,” Cohen directed 20 movies and wrote dozens of screenplays for both film and television during his roughly 50 year career. Many of his most well-known films were set in New York.

“It was my favorite place to shoot,” Cohen said. “New York is the world’s greatest backlot.”

The retrospective, entitled “Larry Cohen’s New York,” will include the “Whisper” cut of Cohen’s 1976 horror-thriller “God Told Me To,” a version that has never been screened in New York before. The other films
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Deadly Dialogue: Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen Reflects on His Trailblazing Career

Throughout the course of his filmmaking career, writer/director Larry Cohen has always bucked the Hollywood system to deliver ingenious stories that subvert genre expectations and challenge societal norms. With over 20 directorial credits and more than 80 writing credits to his name, Cohen’s influence in the realms of horror, sci-fi, and exploitation cinema have been felt far and wide for the last 60 years.

This weekend, the Quad Cinema in New York is honoring a variety of Cohen’s films set in the Big Apple, making for the ultimate celebration of one of the most prolific indie filmmakers of all time. On Saturday, they will be screening Special Effects (2:15pm), Perfect Strangers (4:30pm), Black Caesar (6:30pm), and God Told Me To: The Whisper Cut (8:30pm), and on Sunday, the Quad’s Cohen-centric lineup features The Ambulance (3:30pm), The Stuff (6:00pm), and Q (8:30pm)—all with Cohen in person.
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Horror Highlights: Talking With Chris Hardwick Guests, Larry Cohen Retrospective Screenings, Teenage Ghost Punk

Chris Hardwick is truly the man with many talk shows! Soon, AMC will introduce viewers to Talking with Chris Hardwick, which premieres on Sunday, April 9th! The lineup of guests is pretty interesting and includes Bryan Cranston and Elijah Wood. Also: details on screenings of Larry Cohen's films at The Quad and release details for Teenage Ghost Punk.

Talking With Chris Hardwick's First Lineup of Guests Revealed: Press Release: "New York, NY – March 30, 2017 – AMC announced today an initial lineup of guests set to appear on “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” an extension of the #1 talk show on television, “Talking Dead.” Guests include (not in air order): Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Hunnam, Connie Britton, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the cast of “Silicon Valley.” Additional guests will be announced soon. “Talking with Chris Hardwick” premieres on Sunday, April 9 at 11:00 p.m.
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Larry Cohen documentary King Cohen gets a poster and trailer

A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Steve Mitchell’s upcoming documentary King Cohen which tells the story of B-Movie auteur Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Check them out here…

Buckle up for King Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen. Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide!
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Buckle up for King Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen!

The makers of the upcoming feature-length Larry Cohen documentary, King Cohen, have just dropped their official trailer, along with a website, www.KingCohenMovie.com Watch the site and follow them at @KingCohenMovie for information on future events and special screenings! Buckle up for King Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of...

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