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This Weekend’s April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama 2018 to Feature Tobe Hooper Tribute Night

Update: Sadly we won't be able to make Friday's screenings, but Jonathan will be attending Saturday night. If you're a Daily Dead reader and want to meet up, send us an email! Original Story: In 2017 the horror genre lost a legend with the passing of Tobe Hooper, and this year's April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama will pay tribute to the influential and innovative filmmaker on the first night of their two-day silver screen celebration.

A companion marathon to September's Drive-In Super Monster-Rama (one of Daily Dead's favorite events of the year), this year's April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama takes place April 27th–28th at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pa.

Beginning at dusk and stretching into the late hours of the night, the first part of this year's April Ghouls marathon will be a Tobe Hooper remembrance night, with screenings of Poltergeist (1982), Lifeforce, The Funhouse, and Invaders From Mars (1986). The second
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Interview: Director Dave Jackson Discusses the Gooey Tanuki and Creature Feature Inspirations Behind His Upcoming Short Film Gacha Gacha

As someone with a taste for short filmmaking, I’m always on the prowl to see what sort of unique, exciting short genre works are on the horizon. So when I stumbled upon the crowdfunding campaign for Gacha Gacha, a bizarro movie about a woman discovering a disgusting creature in a capsule toy by the director of the absolutely bonkers Australian slasher movie Cat Sick Blues, my interest was piqued.

Now, with Gacha Gacha’s Kickstarter in its final week (full disclosure: I donated nine dollars to the campaign), I reached out to Gacha Gacha director Dave Jackson to talk about collecting, tiny critters, and of course, gooey tanuki.

In your campaign, you mention that Gacha Gacha focuses on "the nightmare of obsession and the short-lived highs of being a collector." What made you want to make a movie about this theme?

Dave Jackson: I think it's something a lot of genre fans experience.
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Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer

Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer
Love Gremlins? Adore The Big Bang Theory? Then you're definitely going to want to settle in for The Cleanse. Johnny Galecki takes a rare turn on the big screen in this 80s-style monster movie that is sure to tickle your spine and punch you in the gut, weirdly going out of its way to make you cringe in the process. This is not for the squeamish.

Johnny Galecki (TV's Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken existence. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins...A lot more.

Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor,
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Insidious’ Lin Shaye joins The Grudge reboot

Variety is reporting that Insidious star Lin Shaye is joining another horror franchise, with the actress signing on to appear in Sony’s reimagining of The Grudge.

Produced once again by Ghost House Pictures, who originally remade the Japanese horror in 2004, The Grudge is being written and directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) and also stars Andrea Riseboroguh (Oblivion), Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and John Cho (Star Trek Beyond).

Shaye stars as the medium Elise Reiner in the Insidious series, and has appeared in a host of other horrors including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Critters, Dead End, 2001 Maniacs, Alone in the Dark, Amityville: A New Generation, Tales of Halloween, Abattoir and Ouija.

The original remake of The Grudge starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and was followed by two sequels in 2006 and 2009.

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Joe Dante Will Executive Produce Teddy Bears Are For Lovers Feature Film!

“Ahhh!” or “Awww”? I’m a big fan of films that combine horror with, for lack of a better term, “cute shit.” Take for instances movies like Critters and Gremlins. Love them. It is with this in mind that not only do I love the short film Teddy Bears Are For Lovers but I am excited about […]

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Cult alien invasion series V set for a big screen trilogy

The Visitors are returning, with Kenneth Johnson, creator of the cult 80s sci-fi series V, revealing that a big budget cinematic trilogy is in development at Desilu Studios.

“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless – and timely – story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century,” said Johnson. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”

Just as he did with 1983’s V: The Original Miniseries, Johnson is set to write and direct the movie(s), as well as producing with John Hernansen (Gray Matters) and Barry Opper (Critters).

V revolves around mankind’s last stand against a race of human-like aliens who arrive on Earth claiming to have benevolent intentions, but are revealed to be carnivorous reptilian creatures intent on taking over the planet.

The original miniseries was followed by
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‘Critters: The New Binge’ Director Talks New Story, New Bounty Hunters And Chiodo Puppets [Interview]

Warner Brothers Digital’s Blue Ribbon Content announced a web series based on the horror-comedy Critters film franchise. Jordan Rubin will write and direct Critters: The New Binge for the digital platform that also has Daphne & Velma, Good Girls Get High, Golden Revenge and animated shows Vixen, The Ray and Constantine. 1986’s Critters was New Line […]

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Critters heading to the small screen for TV reboot

Get ready for the return of the the hostile aliens the Krites, as Variety is reporting that Verizon’s go90 has ordered a TV adaptation of the cult sci-fi comedy-horror series Critters.

Entitled Critters: A New Binge and produced by Blue Ribbon Content, the comedy series sees the critters making their return to Earth in search of one of their kind who was left behind on an earlier mission. Arriving in Burbank, California, the creatures soon wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their families.

Jordan Rubin is set to direct, as well as writing and producing with Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan. Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, who served as producers on the original movies, are also on board.

Released in 1986, Critters proved to be a hit both at the box office and on VHS, and was followed by three sequels in 1988, 1991 and 1992.

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‘Critters’ Is Getting a TV Series Update on go90

Critters are coming back to take another bite out of earth. The campy cult horror franchise Critters, which spawned four films between 1986 and 1992, is set to return with new series adaptation on Verizon's go90. The original films emerged in the age of of paranormal romps like Gremlins and Ghostbusters, and centered on a pack of furry aliens that chowed down on the unlucky locals of increasingly ridiculous locales (from farmland to a space station!)...and this time, they're going suburban. In Critters: A New Binge, "the critters return to Earth in search of one of their …
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Critters: A New Binge Live-Action Series Ordered by Verizon’s go90 Streaming Service

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After more than 25 years since their last official film appearance, the Crites from Critters are coming back, this time as a series for Verizon's go90 streaming service.

Announced at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) 2018 Winter Press Tour, Critters: A New Binge is one of two new projects that have been given a series order by Verizon's go90, with Warner Bros. Television Group's Blue Ribbon Content digital studio on board to create the series.

An adaptation of the film franchise that featured little furry space creatures known as Crites (as well as Krites), Critters: A New Binge will once again bring the hungry aliens back down to Earth, this time in search of one of their own.

Spanning four films from 1986 to 1992, the Critters franchise pitted the invading Crites against bounty hunters from outer space, often with humans stuck in the middle (or on the menu). The Critters movies
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Blue Ribbon Content Sets Conan O’Brien Pet Comedy, ‘Critters’ Adaptation as go90 Series

Verizon’s go90 has ordered two new comedy series from Blue Ribbon Content (Brc), the Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio.

The new live-action comedies are “Golden Revenge,” from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco LLC, and “Critters: A New Binge,” a series adaptation of the cult classic feature films. Both series will begin production in early 2018. The announcement was made during Wbtv’s presentation for the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday.

“With a cast list as diverse as puppies, cats and rampaging critters, these two new shows are perfect examples of the unexpected and dynamic programming we aim to produce at Blue Ribbon Content,” said Peter Girardi, executive vice president of Blue Ribbon Content, and executive vice president of alternative programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “Verizon has been a great partner, and we can’t wait for audiences to dive into these stories.”

“Golden Revenge” follows three pets out to get even with the
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Insidious: The Last Key – Lin Shaye on Playing Elise Rainier Again: “I’m Glad to Be That Bad-Ass!”

The inimitable Lin Shaye has starred in many a fright flick, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Critters, Dead End, 2001 Maniacs and its sequel 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, Alone in the Dark, Amityville: A New Generation, Tales of Halloween, Abattoir, Ouija and its prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil. But it’s her role as […]

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Critters 2

Mick Garris’ slapstick sci-fi opus is the second in a quartet of Critters movies that popped up in the wake of the success of Gremlins. In this installment the citizens of the unassuming town of Grover’s Bend, Kansas suffer yet another infestation of the preposterously toothy aliens and band together to snuff them out. Screenwriter David Twohy went on to pen 1993’s The Fugitive.
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10 Horror Movies That Went to Space

10 Horror Movies That Went to Space
"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream!" But can they hear Jason smash computer generated teenagers zipped up in virtual sleeping bags into each other? Can they hear the Leprechaun turn on his green lightsaber? What about Pinhead? Hear him? Everybody loves critically acclaimed sci-fi/horror mash-up fare like Alien, a stone cold cinema classic. But let's not overlook those guilty pleasure slasher franchises, either. What else can we do with the Leprechaun? I know! Leprechaun in Space! Today, we look at 10 times horror movies went to space.

Alien (1979)

First and foremost we must acknowledge Alien, the 1979 sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott. Dan O'Bannon was ready to throw in the towel after a grueling preproduction on a proposed Dune movie went nowhere. As a last ditch effort, he came up with a story called Star Beast, together with Ronald Shusett, who later returned for 2004's Alien vs. Predator.
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Red Christmas starring Dee Wallace – Available Now on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD!

Out Now! Dee Wallace-Starring Red Christmas Available on DVD, Blu-ray and most VOD Outlets Philadelphia, Pa – Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas, a horror-filled cinematic present for the entire family (including your abortion-protesting uncle) has been released on all platforms this week. Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars …

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Red Christmas Starring Dee Wallace Now Under the Tree on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD

Artsploitation has delivered the ultimate stocking stuffer with the home video release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas.  Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay dead.  Following a theatrical rollout across the United States, Red Christmas will be available nationwide October 17th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve.  Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.
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October 2017 VOD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, Better Watch Out, War For The Planet Of The Apes

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With the Halloween season finally upon us, that we’ve got a ton of horror and sci-fi titles headed our way via VOD and various digital platforms throughout the month of October. Things kick off with the 1992 horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which hits Digital HD for the first time ever on October 2nd. The very next day, Cult of Chucky, Super Dark Times, The Forlorned, and Realive all make their respective debuts, and just a few days later the holiday horror flick Better Watch Out arrives on October 6th.

October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to.
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Horror Highlights: Nitehawk Cinema’s October Programming, Red Christmas Clip, Web Of The Spider Blu-ray

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Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, Kill, Black Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.

Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.

“New Horror

We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we,
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Horror Highlights: UK Poster for Better Watch Out, Home Media Release Details for Red Christmas and House By The Lake

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The holidays take a grisly turn in the upcoming horror comedy Better Watch Out, and the new UK poster for the film displays a deadly twist on holiday decorating. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have home media release details for another holiday horror film, Red Christmas (starring Dee Wallace), as well as the new thriller House by the Lake, featuring a creepy character known as the Fish Man.

Better Watch Out UK Poster: Universal Pictures will release Better Watch Out in the UK on December 8th, and Well Go USA will release Better Watch Out in Us theaters and on VOD beginning October 6th. In case you missed it, read our own Heather Wixson's Fantasia review of the film, as well as her interview with filmmaker Chris Peckover.

"The sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old
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Dee Wallace Reflects on Roles in ‘Cujo,’ ‘The Howling’ & More

Dee Wallace Reflects on Roles in ‘Cujo,’ ‘The Howling’ & More
She may not often pop up on lists of the top horror icons, but Dee Wallace has damn sure earned the right to be on every single one of them. With memorable roles in Cujo, The Howling, Critters, Popcorn, The Frighteners and Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Wallace is undoubtedly one of the top “scream queens” of all […]
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