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Exclusive Clip From 101 Films’ Black Label Release – ‘The Grifters’

From director Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons) and producer Martin Scorsese, comes The Grifters, a taut thriller in which seduction and betrayal could lead to murder. John Cusack (Grosse Pointe Blank), Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening are amongst the impressive cast.

When small-time cheat Roy Dillon winds up in hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly and alluring girlfriend Myra. Both Lilly and Myra are con artists playing the game in a league far above Roy, and always looking for their next victim. As Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust, the question is who’s conning who?

The film is getting a Blu-ray re-release through 101 Films with a variety of special features, including a feature called ‘Seduction. Betrayal. Murder: The Making of The Grifters’, A brand new feature length documentary on the film’s production, including new interviews with director Stephen Frears,
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Blu-ray Review – The Grifters (1990)

The Grifters, 1990.

Directed by Stephen Frears.

Starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening, Henry Jones, Sandy Baron, Michael Laskin, Pat Hingle, and Xander Berkeley.

Synopsis:

A small-time con man is caught between his professional criminal mother and conniving girlfriend.

Released as the first in 101 Films’ new Black Label range, highlighting cult movies from different genres and giving them an HD upgrade, 1990s The Grifters is a defiantly independent production despite its high profile cast and crew. John Cusack (Con Air) plays Roy Dillon, a small-time con man and hustler who earns his living fooling barmen into giving him change for a 20 when he pays with a 10 and other sleight of hand tricks. After his latest con floors him – literally – he is visited by his estranged mother Lilly (Anjelica Huston – The Addams Family) who gets Roy to a hospital where he then gets a visit from his girlfriend Myra (Annette
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Check Out a New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Who needs a pacifier when you have a dismembered hand? Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you're a baby in the zombie apocalypse and you don't have a pacifier, a dismembered hand makes a great replacement!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Fuller has worked as an award-winning art director for
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Zombie Loses an Eyeball in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Even humor can survive in the living dead apocalypse... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you're a zombie spending time in a rec room, you need to make sure your own body parts don't become part of the games... especially eyeballs that are perfect for ping-pong!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams,
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A Zombie Loses His Head in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Even humor can survive in the living dead apocalypse... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you're living dead body is decaying in the post-apocalypse, "losing your head" isn't just a figure of speech, it can be a macabre reality... especially if you accidentally kick it after it falls off!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams,
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Zombie Plays an Electrifying Guitar Solo in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Even humor (and rock and roll) can survive in the living dead apocalypse... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that if you're going to play the electric guitar in the living dead apocalypse, you should be careful where and how you play it, especially when you're in the blast zone of a sprinkler!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and
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'Munsters' vs. 'The Addams Family'—The True Stories Behind TV's Spookiest Families

High-concept TV was the name of the game back on television in the 1960s. Classic TV was filled with talking horses (Mr. Ed), witches, genies, and martians living among us (Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian), nuns who could take flight thanks to their unique habit (The Flying Nun), and an annoying mom reincarnated as her son's car (My Mother the Car). And then there were two unique horror-themed sitcoms in the form of The Addams Family and The Munsters. What's interesting about those two shows is that neither ripped off the other, as they ended up repremiering the same year (1964) and being cancelled two years later. And while they were similar on surface levels, they each took a unique approach to the material. The Addams Family was based on the cartoons of Charles Addams that appeared in The New Yorker, while The Munsters took its inspiration from
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American Horror Story season 8 adds Joan Collins, Anjelica Huston also in talks

A couple of weeks ago Ryan Murphy confirmed that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to lead the cast of the upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story, and now the producer has revealed that Dynasty and The Royals star Joan Collins will be joining the anthology series.

Speaking at a pre-Emmy voting event in Los Angeles, Murphy announced that Evan Peters will be portraying a comedic hair stylist, with Joan Collins as his grandmother. Murphy also revealed that he’s also looking to add Anjelica Huston (The Grifters, The Addams Family) to the cast, and that “we’re talking”.

Murphy refused to confirm or deny whether the season will be using the title American Horror Story: Radioactive, but he did reveal that it will take place “18 months from today” and that “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum,
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Zombified Pole Vaulting Featured in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Even humor can survive in the living dead apocalypse... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you're a pole vaulter in the zombie apocalypse, you have to be careful how much you exert yourself... or else your arms might be the only part of you making it over the pole!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams,
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Zombie Plumber Has Trouble with a Plunger in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Even humor can survive the living dead apocalypse... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you have toilet trouble in the living dead apocalypse, a zombie plumber may only make the problem worse... especially when you give him a plunger.

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Fuller has worked as an award-winning art director for
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Allison Williams Joins ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ at Netflix

Allison Williams Joins ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ at Netflix
Allison Williams has been cast in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” at Netflix.

The exact details of her role are being kept under wraps, but it is known that she will appear in both Seasons 2 and 3, with Season 2 set to debut on March 30. She joins an ensemble cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Joan Cusack, Will Arnett, Cobie Smulders, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O’Hara, Nathan Fillion, Patrick Warburton, and many more.

Williams recently starred in the Oscar-winning film “Get Out” from Jordan Peele. She is also well known for playing Marnie in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “Girls.
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Cinesite Producing ‘Extinct’ for China Lion, Huayi’s Wink Animation (Exclusive)

Production is now under way at Cinesite in Montreal on “Extinct,” an animated feature being directed by David Silverman, the co-director of Pixar hit “Monsters Inc.”

The film is a co-venture between multi-territory distributor China Lion Film, which will finance the picture, and China’s Wink Animation, part of Huayi Brothers Media.

The adventure-comedy involves an adorable species of fluffy animals, called flummels. When two flummels are transported into the present day, they learn that their genus has become extinct, and travel back in time to try to save their race. The story is written by written by Joel H Cohen, John Frink and Rob Lazebnik (“The Simpsons).

Production at Cinesite follows two years of development and is expected to scale up to 125 animators. Completion is set for the first quarter of 2020.

“From the outset, producing high quality co-productions that embody Chinese cultural elements for global distribution has been China
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Jeremy Jordan, Caissie Levy, Victoria Clark, Ethan Slater and More Added to McC's Miscast

McC Theater Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors Blake West, Executive Director is thrilled to announce the additional performers to the all-star lineup set for their annual Miscast gala include Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan 'Supergirl,' Newsies Caissie Levy Frozen Tony Award winner Victoria Clark The Light in the Piazza, Cinderella and SpongeBob SquarePants' Ethan Slater, Wesley Taylor The Addams Family, Rock of Ages and Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee Mary Poppins.
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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Movies From the 2018 SXSW Film Festival

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Movies From the 2018 SXSW Film Festival
While the SXSW Film Festival technically stretches across two weekends, it’s drowned out by music after the first one, while many of the programming highlights remain homeless. SXSW doesn’t usually play host to marketplace activity on the level of Sundance or other big festivals, in part because the Austin gathering attracts few buyers and hosts no special industry screenings. However, the programmer showcases a wide range of titles that arrive at the festival without distribution, including many that could stand the chance of finding audiences beyond the insular festival circuit. (Previous SXSW breakouts range from “Tiny Furniture” to “Weekend”) Here are some of the top titles from this year’s lineup that deserve an audience beyond it.

Read More:sxsw 2018 Winners List: ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘People’s Republic of Desire’ Claim Top Jury and Special Awards “Don’t Leave Home”

Michael Tully has built one of the more unusual filmographies over the past decade,
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Check Out a New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Even humor can survive the living dead apocalypse... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you're a zombie, sometimes the local canines won't let you rest in peace!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Fuller has worked as an award-winning art director for nearly a quarter of a century, garnering multiple Emmy and BDA awards.
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Slideshow: 20 Portraits From The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland on March 17-18, 2018

Previous | Image 1 of 20 | NextStefanie Powers from TV’s ‘Hart to Hart.’

Chicago – The TV, movie and entertainment world is coming back to Chicagoland with The Hollywood Show on March 17th and 18th, 2018, at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. The event gives fans and admirers an opportunity to meet and get pictures with celebrities and take advantage of vendors offering show business memorabilia.

This year’s show is focusing on 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s nostalgia, as Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers (Wally and the Beaver from “Leave it to Beaver”) will make their first Chicago appearance. Also in attendance will be Lyle Waggoner from the “Carol Burnett Show,” Linda Blair from “The Exorcist,” Parker Stevenson from “The Hardy Boys” and Julie McCullough from “Growing Pains,” among other big names. Click here for a complete list.

HollywoodChicago.com is at The Hollywood Show every year, and photographer
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‘Don’t Leave Home’ Is ‘Get Out’ With Catholic Guilt in the Irish Countryside — SXSW 2018 Review

‘Don’t Leave Home’ Is ‘Get Out’ With Catholic Guilt in the Irish Countryside — SXSW 2018 Review
Michael Tully has built one of the more unusual filmographies over the past decade, veering from the druggy thriller “Cocaine Angel” to the documentary “Silver Jew,” the twisted family drama “Septien” and the coming-of-age comedy “Ping Pong Summer.” With “Don’t Leave Home,” he fuses many of those storytelling instincts into a fascinating whole, with a slow-burn thriller set in the Irish countryside. With a premise that suggests “Rosemary’s Baby” through the specter of Catholic guilt, and a kooky gothic setting right out of “The Addams Family,” this bizarre atmospheric horror effort hails from familiar storytelling traditions while remaining unpredictable throughout.

“Don’t Leave Home” opens with a spectacular prologue seemingly exhumed from another era. Shot in the tight box of the Academy ratio with no dialogue, the ’80s-set sequence follows a priest in the Irish countryside as he paints a young girl sitting by a tree. The light changes,
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Zombie Uses a Saw to Brush His Teeth in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

Sometimes dental hygiene can be more harmful than helpful... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when you're a zombie, you don't always pay attention to what you use to perform everyday tasks, including brushing your teeth!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Fuller has worked as an award-winning art director for nearly a quarter of a century,
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Interview: Nicholas Tana talks ‘Hell’s Kitty’

Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (The Children of The Corn), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Kelli Maroni (Night of The Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Franklin (The Addams Family) and a ‘Killer Klown’ team up for some Pawplay this March!

Based on the web series and comic book of the same name, and inspired by writer-director Nicholas Tana’s experiences living with a professedly possessed cat, Hell’s Kitty tells of a covetous feline that acts possessed and possessive of his owner around women. With the film coming to VOD in the Us on March 13th, I got a chance to chat to writer/director Nicholas Tana about the film… Check it out:

What can we expect from the film?

You can expect a fun, campy, horror comedy
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Zombie Loses Arm to a Balloon in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

When a balloon goes airborne in the zombie apocalypse, sometimes it's not only carrying helium... Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's Zomics is a reminder that when your body is decomposing in the living dead apocalypse, even a balloon can be strong enough to rip your arm off and carry it into the sky, so be extra careful at those outdoor birthday parties...

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by
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