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Class of 88 Interview: Writer/Director Anthony Hickox Takes Us Into His Unforgettable Waxwork

Released on June 17th, 1988 by Vestron Pictures, Anthony Hickox’s Waxwork had a respectable box office showing during its limited theatrical run, but it was on VHS where the horror comedy did gangbusters business as a generation of fans fell in love with its infectious charms. A hilarious love letter to Hammer horror movies and quite possibly the very first self-referential genre movie, Waxwork is a film that was unequivocally a product of its time and yet, somehow managed to also be ahead of its time, firmly cementing Hickox’s directorial debut as one of the best genre offerings to be released during 1988.

While classic Hammer films influenced Hickox’s story and approach to Waxwork, the genesis of the movie’s story came from a notable tourist attraction in the UK that the writer/director had spent some time in during his childhood.

“There was the big Madame Tussaud wax museum in England,
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TiCK: Pulsating Pink Poster Drops For Ashlea Wessel's Canadian Horror Short

We have more news from local Canadian visual artist Ashlea Wessel and her upcoming short film TiCK.    Wessel has hired the stupidly talented artist Matt Ryan Tobin, another local talent from the golden horseshoe area here in Southern Ontario, to design the poster for her film and it dropped today.   At first glance I thought what was lacing out from behind TiCK's heroinne Nishiime was lightening but then I stopped and remembered that this is a vampire flick. Those are totally neon pink veins behind her.   Look at them, just look at them! So pink and pretty. Add to that the fuzzy monster mouth balaclava with teddy bear ears...

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TiCK: Pulsating Pink Poster Drops For Ashlea Wessel's Canadian Horror Short

We have more news from local Canadian visual artist Ashlea Wessel and her upcoming short film TiCK.    Wessel has hired the stupidly talented artist Matt Ryan Tobin, another local talent from the golden horseshoe area here in Southern Ontario, to design the poster for her film and it dropped today.   At first glance I thought what was lacing out from behind TiCK's heroinne Nishiime was lightening but then I stopped and remembered that this is a vampire flick. Those are totally neon pink veins behind her.   Look at them, just look at them! So pink and pretty. Add to that the fuzzy monster mouth balaclava with teddy bear ears...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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New Images & Complete Release Details for Waxwork Records’ Deluxe Vinyl Score of Stephen King’S It Miniseries

Following their recent tease of the remastered triple LP release of composer Richard Bellis' creepy score for Stephen King's It, Waxwork Records has now fully unveiled the vinyl score for the 1990 miniseries, including new artwork (by Matt Ryan Tobin) approved by Stephen King himself:

It Deluxe Vinyl Score: "Waxwork Records is excited to present the deluxe debut vinyl release of Stephen King’S It Original Television Motion Picture Soundtrack. Over a year in the making, Waxwork has worked closely with Warner Bros., author Stephen King, and composer Richard Bellis to deliver a stunning triple LP set featuring the complete soundtrack from the original 1990 TV miniseries.

Stephen King’s It 1990 TV movie is a film adaptation of the 1986 horror novel by the same title. The story follows the experiences of seven children known as “The Losers’ Club” as they are terrorized by an entity that exploits the fears and
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Images & Release Details for Waxwork Records’ Tenebrae Remastered Vinyl Score

Waxwork Records is releasing a remastered vinyl of the pulsating music to Dario Argento's Tenebrae. Much like Argento's films, the music by Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, and Massimo Morante encapsulates the overstimulating of the senses. The vinyl score comes in two discs: a deep red vinyl and a silver vinyl, and we have a look at the full list of details and packaging artwork for the anticipated release:

Tenebrae Vinyl Score: "Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the complete soundtrack vinyl release of Dario Argento’s Tenebrae. Scored by three former members of Goblin in 1982 (Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, and Massimo Morante), the synth driven score makes its definitive and expanded vinyl debut. Waxwork is excited to offer the most comprehensive version of the soundtrack album on vinyl to one of the most important Giallo films ever made.

Unlike the soundtracks that Goblin had previously contributed to the films by Dario Argento,
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Graphic Nature: Jessica Seamans of Landland on Creating the Artwork for Waxwork Records’ Nosferatu The Vampyre Vinyl Soundtrack

Tracing the blueprint of F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent shock-fest, Nosferatu, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre follows the ever-popular Count Dracula as he tries to sink his fangs into the members of a small German village. Obscure and decadent, prog legends Popol Vuh created an uncanny musical backdrop matching the entrancing quality of Murnau’s cinematography. Not content on simply remastering the score for the 2015 reissue, Waxwork commissioned Jessica Seamans of Landland to work on the first officially approved Nosferatu the Vampyre soundtrack artwork since the original 1978 release.

Speaking on how she got the commission, Jessica explains, “Waxwork emailed me out of the blue! It was the end of 2014 when they contacted me, and I had never really worked on anything big or remotely high-profile at that point. I was excited when I got the email, but more than anything I was terrified and intimidated and had no idea how
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Home Entertainment: Vestron Collector’s Series ‘The Gate’, ‘The Lair of the White Worm’ & ‘Wishmaster’ Review

At the tail end of last year, Lionsgate UK released a wave of restored horror films from the bowels of Vestron Video. Vestron Video was a pioneer in home entertainment and was one of the leaders in the VHS craze of the eighties. They released an abundance of cult horror classics during their time and, though once thought lost forever to tape, some of their key titles have now been resurrected for the blu-ray generation. The first wave of releases included fully restored blu-ray conversions of Blood Diner, C.H.U.D II: Bud the Chud, Return of the Living Dead 3 and Waxwork. Today sees the release of a whole new set of movies: The Gate, The Lair of the White Worm and Wishmaster.

Available for the first time ever on blu-ray, the discs contain not only the cult films themselves, but a plethora of special materials. These range from audio commentaries,
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Goblin’s Complete Dawn of the Dead Score Hits Vinyl via Waxwork this Tuesday

Hell, yeah! Waxwork Records will be releasing the Dawn of the Dead Deluxe Vinyl Score this coming Tuesday, and today we have all the details, plus pics! Yes, Goblin’s score for George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is coming to vinyl for the first time in the latest installment in Waxwork’s “Living Dead” soundtrack […]

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Waxwork Records Reveals Photos & Release Details for Goblin’s Dawn Of The Dead Vinyl Score

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"When there's no more room in hell... the dead will walk the Earth." Just as eerie as the haunting quotes and deteriorating society in George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Goblin's score for the seminal zombie movie is up for pre-sale now from Waxwork Records, and we have a look at the full release details and photos of the anticipated release.

Dawn of the Dead Deluxe Vinyl Score: "Waxwork Records is beyond thrilled to announce the highly anticipated deluxe soundtrack release of George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead. Scored by Italian progressive rock group Goblin, and available for the very first time on vinyl in it’s entirety, George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead marks the latest installment in Waxwork’s “Living Dead” soundtrack trilogy.

Dawn Of The Dead (also known as internationally as Zombi) is a 1978 independent zombie horror film directed by George A.
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 11: Vinyl & Video Game Releases

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Welcome back for the final day of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, dear readers! It’s been a wild ride over the last few weeks, with everything from toys and games to apparel to enamel pins to artwork and so much more, and for Day 11, we’re wrapping things up with a look at some of the best genre-related vinyl and video game releases from the last 365 days.

And since today is our final 2017 Holiday Gift Guide entry, here’s one last reminder: Daily Dead has once again put together some really cool Holiday Gift Guide prize packs this year, and for your chance to win one, just send an email to contest@dailydead.com with “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address for your shot at some free horror-tastic goodies (limited to those who are eighteen years
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Blu-ray Review: Warlock Collection [Vestron Video Collector’s Series]

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Horror was in a weird place in the early 1990s. Most of the big franchises of the ’80s had more or less run their course, and in their place were a handful of new “icons” that would be turned into franchises whether it was warranted or not: the Child’s Play movies continued to be a growing concern, as did Candyman and Hellraiser and Leprechaun. One attempt to launch a new franchise that never quite took was 1991’s Warlock, which inspired two sequels of varying quality before calling it quits. All three films are now gathered together on Blu-ray for the first time as part of the Warlock Collection, the latest in the Vestron Video Collector’s Series from Lionsgate.

The original Warlock is genuinely something special—maybe not a new classic, but certainly a really good version of what it is. It’s a film with an impressive
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The Bottom Shelf: Return Of The Living Dead 3, The Evil Within and The Jerk, Too

Nick Aldwinckle Sep 14, 2017

Our round up of horror and genre DVDs and Blu-rays returns, with some solid titles, and The Jerk sequel...

So, whilst Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump are comparing the size of their nuclear weapons and super-storms are battering the world’s coastlines, the head of Nato is describing the present moment as the “most dangerous in a generation”. With any luck, the inevitable apocalypse may bring with it some fun real-life zombie larks to bring some light to the fast-approaching nuclear winter: what more prescient documentary-drama could there be, therefore, than Re-Animator cult hero Brian Yuzna’s Return Of The Living Dead 3?

Resurrected this month on Blu-ray as part of the gloriously tacky Vestron Video Collection, the second sequel to Dan O'Bannon’s classic eighties comedy horror adopts more of an angsty nineties tone as the monster-making Trioxin chemical returns to cause havoc all over again,
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Lionsgate launch Vestron Collectors Series in UK

If you’ve been keeping any eye on the BBFC website this news won’t come as that much of a surprise… However, Lionsgate UK have officially announced today the launch of the Vestron Collectors Series line of Blu-rays here in the UK! Yes, no longer will you have to fork over £30-40 to import the well-received Vestron Blus, instead you can get them right here in Blighty. The catch? It looks, at least from this announcement, that we won’t be getting All the Vestron titles – after all, there’s no Waxwork 2 included on the UK Blu.

From the press release:

Blood Diner

Restored and remastered, this Unrated Version has never been on Blu-ray!

Grab a table at the Blood Diner—a cut above the rest! The Tutman Brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. Popular, that is, if you’re the county coroner! The “Head” chef has
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Carnaby launches Middle East-set sci-fi 'The Shrine'

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Carnaby launches Middle East-set sci-fi 'The Shrine'
Exclusive: Anthony Hickox to direct for producer Sebastian Pearson [pictured].

UK sales outfit Carnaby International has acquired worldwide sales rights to sci-fi thriller The Shrine and will be introducing the project to buyers at Cannes.

Set against the backdrop of war in the middle east, when a Us drone strikes a rebel convoy, a blackout engulfs the Syrian-Turkish border. The Us and Turkish military team up to investigate, stumbling upon a shrine at a mosque in a deserted town. What they find buried beneath will test the soldiers’ faith.

Sebastian Pearson is producing for his banner Pearson Films, his previous credits include Snatch and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels as an associate producer. Anthony Hickox (Waxwork, Hellraiser III) will direct and has penned the screenplay.

Production is slated for early 2018, with cast to be announced at a later date.

The deal was brokered by Carnaby’s joint CEO Sean O’Kelly with Seabastian Pearson.

Pearson commented:
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Vestron Video’s ‘Wishmaster Collection’ Brings the Evil Djinn Into HD

The films are an example of diminishing returns, but the collection is more than the franchise’s fans could have wished for.

There are rumors that Lionsgate’s fantastic Vestron Video line of remastered, supplement-filled Blu-rays celebrating horror films from the ’80s and ’90s may be closing up shop. It’s unconfirmed, and LG themselves have been mum on the subject, but it would be an unfortunate turn of events for genre fans if true. They’re only nine releases in, but already they’ve done tremendous work with fantastic new editions of fun classics like Chopping Mall, Waxwork, and The Gate.

Their most recent release, and possibly their last if the rumor proves true, is the four-film Wishmaster Collection. As someone who had never seen the first film and was utterly unaware that three sequels even existed this set offered a first-time watch across the board. So of course I binge-watched all four across a single
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Waxwork and Waxwork II Lost in Time Blu Ray Review

Waxwork and Waxwork II Lost in Time Blu Ray Review
Director: Anthony Hickox Cast: Zach Galligan, Bruce Campbell, Alexander Godunov, David Carradine, Deborah Foreman, John Rhys-Davies, Michelle Johnson, Sophie Ward, Marina Sirtis, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, David Warner, Mihaly ‘Michu’ Meszaros. Lionsgate has compiled a collectors edition Blu-Ray of the cult horror/fantasy classics Waxwork (1988) and Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1991). Waxwork Review Mark […]

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It Came From The Tube: Cast A Deadly Spell (1991)

Melding together genres seldom works. It’s a delicate balancing act; tone is key, and when either (or both) are off the whole thing can come crashing down. By 1991, HBO was already offering up original programming and decided to create a whole new sub genre – horror noir. The result was Cast a Deadly Spell, a very entertaining and perfectly concocted mixture of 1940s detective story and supernatural terror. And when the balance is right, like it is here, the results are sublime.

Originally airing on HBO on Saturday, September 7th, CaDS was met with critical acclaim as a riotous mashup of Bogart and the Dark Arts, treating audiences to a unique blend of murder and magic.

Let’s open up our sacred book of incantations, TV Guide, and see what we’re in for:

Cast A Deadly Spell (HBO, Sept. 7th)

L.A., 1948. Private eye Harry Philip Lovecraft is hired
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Practical-ly Perfect: Celebrating the Special Effects of Hellraiser

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Clive Barker’s feature film directorial debut, Hellraiser is a remarkable cinematic experience for numerous reasons. Released in 1987, Hellraiser forged Barker’s career in the realm of cinema after he enjoyed success in the literary world, pushed the boundaries of the horror genre in ways audiences had never seen before, and also introduced us to Doug Bradley as an exciting new face in horror, firmly establishing his character as an icon whose influence would resonate for decades (and decades) to come.

And, of course, one of the biggest components of Hellraiser’s perversely wonderful success are the special effects brought to life by designer Bob Keen and his insanely ambitious and talented crew. With all that in mind, for this installment of Practical-ly Perfect, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the brilliant special effects of Hellraiser and hear more from Keen about his experiences collaborating with Barker and
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Shudder announce new additions for January

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for January…

Exclusive: Sadako Vs Kayako (Dir. Koji Shiraishi)

UK streaming Premiere. Exclusively on Shudder from 26th Jan

The mega ghouls of Japanese-horror face off in this Tiff Midnight Madness closing film monster mash-up of Ju-On (The Grudge) and Ringu (The Ring). After reviving the evil spirits of Sadako and Kayako, two university students and a high school girl quickly realize the only way to outsmart these vengeful spirits hell-bent on haunting is to pit them head-to-head.

New to Shudder this month:

The Driller Killer - After a successful Us release in 1979, Driller Killer ignited the UK “video nasty” controversies of the 1980s, resulting in 15-year
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 7 – Gallery 1988, Vestron Video Blu-rays, teeVillain, Gris Grimly, Star Wars Games for Kids & More!

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Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift guide, we’re going to take a look at Gallery 1988's amazing artwork, teeVillain, the Back to the Future soundtrack, several of the great Vestron Video Blu-rays released this year, Star Wars-themed kids' games, horror necklaces, and more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy
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