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Kalidas Jayaram opts out of ‘Virus’, Sreenath Bhasi in

MollywoodThe film which already has an impressive lineup of stars including Parvathy, Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali, Revathy and Rima Kallingal will also see Fahadh Faasil in a cameo.Digital NativeKalidas Jayaram is on a signing spree with a quite a number of films in his kitty. He has movies with filmmakers Jeethu Joseph, Alphonse Puthran, Midhun Manuel Thomas and Santhosh Sivan in the pipeline needing his attention. His jam-packed schedule has made him opt out of Aashiq Abu’s Virus, reports sources. Virus is based on the deadly Nipah virus that broke out in Kerala some months ago to which 17 people succumbed. The film has an impressive lineup of stars in the cast including Tovino Thomas, Parvathy, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Remya Nambeesan and Revathy. Reports are that Kalidas has moved out of the project citing date issues. The young actor would be
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Universal And Cher Whet Appetite For Highly Commercial 2018 Slate, Followed By Lunch With Focus – CinemaCon

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Universal And Cher Whet Appetite For Highly Commercial 2018 Slate, Followed By Lunch With Focus – CinemaCon
All I can say after this morning’s rousing Universal presentation at CinemaCon complete with a very Vegas-style performance by Cher singing an Abba tune, 20th Century Fox really has its work cut out for it tomorrow if its want to keep the showmanship title they earn year after year here for splashy presentations.

Universal’s turn was a dazzling display right from the start with Night School stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish entering through the massive Caesars Palace Colosseum Theatre to the stage. It was followed by a very commercial selection of movies and clips starting with what looks to be a sure-fire Oscar contender for the studio, First Man, the October release about Neil Armstrong directed by La La Land’s Oscar winner Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Based on the impressive footage shown it looks like a high-quality follow-up teaming for Chazelle and Gosling,
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CinemaCon: Cher brings house down with live Abba rendition

CinemaCon: Cher brings house down with live Abba rendition
Studio puts on show with Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Willis, Chris Pratt, Ryan Gosling and more.

Universal Pictures rounded out a high-energy presentation in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning (April 25) when Cher delivered a show-stopping performance of Abba’s Fernando in support of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

The finale drew a standing ovation from CinemaCon attendees and capped an exuberant session at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace that featured Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, Samuel Jackson and Bruce Willis, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, among others.

Studio chairman
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May 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Get Out, Logan, Xx, The Vagrant

There’s a little bit of something for everyone this Tuesday, as May 23rd’s Blu-ray and DVD releases may not be great in number, but they are a stellar bunch of titles all the same. Jordan Peele’s Get Out arrives on both formats this week, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox is bringing home Logan to 4K Blu-ray as well as standard Blu and DVD discs, too.

For those who might have missed it in theaters, The Great Wall is also being released on Tuesday, as well as the horror anthology Xx, from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Other releases for May 23rd include The Vagrant, Wolf Guy, Wnuf Halloween Special, Voodoo Black Exorcist, and The Magnificent Dead.

Get Out (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family estate,
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Contest: Win The Vagrant (1992) on Blu-ray

A meticulous house owner is forced to face something much more fearsome than any home improvement project or mischievous mice in The Vagrant. Starring the late, great Bill Paxton, the comedic 1992 horror film comes to Blu-ray on May 23rd courtesy of Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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

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 “The Vagrant Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 29th.
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Blu-ray Review Round-Up: Invasion Of The Bee Girls, I Bury The Living, Virus, What’S The Matter With Helen?

As Scream Factory continues to release pared-down catalogue titles on their now five-year-old label, the brand keeps expanding to include all different kinds of movies. Once known for releasing deluxe special editions of horror fan favorites, the company has diversified over the last half decade and begun releasing new films (as part of their deal with IFC midnight), unknown (and sometimes previously unavailable) cult films, a handful of classics, and even their own in-house productions. This last batch of catalogue titles, the majority of which have been released with only minimum bonus features but new HD scans, continues to broaden the reach of the Scream Factory brand to include a range of titles from secretly successful ’70s sexploitation sci-fi to well-intentioned failures of the 1990s.

First up is the 1958 cult classic I Bury the Living, directed by Albert Band (father of low-budget horror legend Charles Band, who would go on
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Contest: Win Virus on Blu-ray

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Virus is now out on a new Blu-ray from Scream Factory, and to celebrate the latest home media release of the 1999 sci-fi thriller, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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

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 “Virus Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 9th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States.
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May 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rings, Beyond The Gates, Virus

The first week of May has some really stellar home entertainment offerings that genre fans will undoubtedly want to add to their personal collections. Jackson Stewart’s wickedly fun Beyond the Gates makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, and for those who missed it in theaters earlier this year, Rings arrives on both formats as well. Scream Factory is also giving the sci-fi thriller Virus a brand new HD release, and for those who have been on the lookout for the recent indie horror flick, The Barn, you can now grab the movie on Amazon.

Other notable releases for May 2nd include Camino, Fear, Inc., The Naked Cage, The Windmill, Tunnel, and The Hexecutioners.

Beyond the Gates (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Blu-ray & DVD)

Welcome, curious viewers…have you the courage to go Beyond The Gates?

After their father’s unexplained disappearance, two estranged brothers (responsible
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Cannes 2017: who's in the running?

Screen investigates which films from around the world could launch on the Croisette, including on opening night.

With just over a month to go before the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival is unveiled in Paris, Croisette predictions and wish lists are hitting the web thick and fast.

Screen’s network of correspondents and contributors around the world have been putting out feelers to get a sense of what might or might not make it to the Palais du Cinéma or one of the parallel sections.

Just like the Oscars, this year’s festival is likely to unfold amid a politically-charged atmosphere. Beyond Trump and the rise of populism across the globe, France will be digesting the result of its own presidential election on May 7. Against this background, the festival will be feting its 70th edition.

Below, Screen reveals which titles might - and might not - be in the running for a place at the
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Special Features Announced for Scream Factory’s Virus Blu-ray, Starring Jamie Lee Curtis

Scream Factory recently announced a Blu-ray release of the Jamie Lee Curtis-starring Virus, and they've now revealed an abundance of bonus features for fans of the thriller to look forward to when the Blu-ray is released on May 2nd.

From Scream Factory: "If you're a fan of this 1999 sci-fi shocker (starring Jamie Lee Curtis) then you're in a lot of luck as an impressive amount of extras ended up coming in on our release.

- New Eye Of The Storm – An Interview With Director John Bruno

- New Science & Fiction – An Interview With Writer Dennis Feldman

- New Into The Woods – An Interview With Actor Marshall Bell

- New Men, Monsters And Machines: The Special Effects Of Virus Featuring Interviews With Robotics Effects Designers Steve Johnson And Eric Allard, Special Makeup Effects Artist Joel Harlow And Special Makeup Effects Supervisor: Second Unit Vincent J. Guastini

- New Audio
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Scream Factory to Release The Vagrant (1992) on Blu-ray This May

A good horror flick injects fear into aspects of our everyday lives, and home invasion (and manipulation) has that in spades, as seen in The Vagrant (1992), starring Bill Paxton (Aliens, Twister, Titanic), which is getting the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Scream Factory this May.

From Scream Factory: “We are now taking pre-orders for our upcoming release of the 1992 horror comedy The Vagrant which makes its Blu-ray format debut in the U.S. & Canada! Release date is planned for May 23rd.

Ambitious young executive Graham Krakowski (Bill PaxtonAliens, Titanic) has plotted out every move of this life and career. What he didn’t plan on was a creepy vagrant living opposite his new home. And when the mysterious man (Marshall BellTotal Recall, Virus) sneaks into Graham’s home and starts playing sick mind games, he is driven to take matters into his own hands. Detective Ralf Barfuss (Michael Ironside
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Scream Factory to Release Blu-ray of Jamie Lee Curtis-Starring Virus This May

Scream Factory has announced that Virus (1999), starring Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Scream Queens), William Baldwin, and Donald Sutherland (Hunger Games franchise), will make its Blu-ray debut in North America on May 2nd.

The Virus Blu-ray special features have yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead, as we will inform our readers when that news becomes available, and check out the official announcement and cover art below.

From Scream Factory: “We are now taking pre-orders for our upcoming release of the 1999 sci-fi thriller Virus which makes its Blu-ray format debut in the U.S. & Canada! A release date is planned for May 2nd.

Legendary Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis plays the navigator of a tugboat crew which loses its cargo during a hurricane. In the calm eye of the storm, they come across a Russian research ship floating dead in the water. Boarding the vessel, they initially believe it to be deserted…
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Horror Channel launching Sci-Fear Season in February

Horror Channel has announced a brand new season of science fiction shockers this February with ‘Sci-Fear’, which features the UK TV premiere of The Signal, along with network premieres for Pandorum and Virus, and David Cronenberg’s body horror eXistenZ.

Here’s a trailer for the season…

Sat 4 Feb @ 21:00 – The Signal (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Nic (Brenton Thwaites) and Jonah (Beau Knapp) are MIT students engaged in an online altercation with the mysterious hacker ‘Nomad’. They get a lead on Nomad’s whereabouts and, with Nic’s girlfriend Haley (Olivia Cooke), investigate an abandoned desert shack. Suddenly everyone loses consciousness, and Nic awakens in what seems to be a secret hospital. What’s going on? Where are Jonah and Haley? What is this ‘Extraterrestrial Biological Entity’ he’s being told about? And what does the mysterious Dr. Wallace Damon (Laurence Fishburne) want from them?

Sat 11 Feb @ 21:00 – Pandorum (2009) *Network Premiere
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Horror Channel launch “Sci-Fear” season

No one will hear you scream on Saturday nights this February as Horror Channel launches a Sci-Fear Season with four ultimate science-fiction shockers, including the UK TV premiere of William Eubank’s The Signal starring Laurence Fishburne.

There are also network premieres for Christian Alvart’s Lovecraftian survival thriller Pandorum, starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster, and John Bruno’s visually stunning chiller (and underrated classic) Virus, based on the comic book by Chuck Pfarrer, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland. Plus there’s another showing of eXistenZ, David Cronenberg’s enigmatic body horror, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Willem Dafoe and Ian Holm.

The Sci-Fear Season runs from Sat 4th Feb to 25th Feb at 9pm.

There are also five further network premieres this month including Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Eli Craig’s endearingly cheeky tribute to suspense and slasher classics; Saw IV, Darren Lynn Bousman
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Scream Factory Announces 10 New Blu-ray Releases, Including Firestarter Collector’s Edition, Psycho (1998), The Screaming Skull

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The seemingly endless supplies of candy that come with Halloween are always a highlight of the holiday, but one of the sweetest treats for horror fans this time of year is Scream Factory's announcement of upcoming Blu-ray releases. This year is no exception, as Scream Factory has revealed ten new Blu-ray releases due out in 2017, including a Firestarter Collector's Edition, Deadtime Stories, The Screaming Skull, 1998's Psycho, Tales From the Hood, and more.

From Scream Factory: "Okay by now you know we couldn’t let this day go by without some title announcements right? ;-) Here’s some treats to look forward to on Blu-ray in 2017:

- Tales From The Hood (1995) – The often-requested anthology film (Executive Producer by Spike Lee!) will finally make its Blu-ray format debut.

- Deadtime Stories (1986) – Another fun and highly-requested anthology movie that many remember from the 80s which features Scott Valentine, Melissa Leo
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19 actors who threw their own movies under the bus: "The film was terrible. But the house it built is terrific"

19 actors who threw their own movies under the bus:
Some films are bad. In fact some films are so bad, even the actors promoting them can't deny just how bad they are, as these cinematic turncoats prove...

1. George Clooney: "I think we might have killed the franchise."

Film: Batman & Robin (1997)

Box office: $238.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%

"My phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said, 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn't believe it!

"I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie. I think we might have killed the franchise."

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "It's the worst film I have ever made."

Film: Red Sonja (1985)

Box office: $6.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%

"It's the worst film I have ever made.
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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck,
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Wanna Meet Ron Perlman and John Barrowman at Fan Days? Buy Tickets Online Now!

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Coming up in the first weekend of October, the 4th -6th, is the return of Fan Days, presented by Dallas Comic Con! The guest line-up covers the whole gamut of popular sci-fi/fantasy genre, featuring Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, Torchwood and Arrow’s John Barrowman, Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun, Defiance’s Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas, Star WarsAnthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Tom Kane, Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff and Jamie Bamber, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito and Charles Baker, Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum, Green ranger Jason David Frank, comic legend Neal Adams, legendary artist Simon Bisley, horror artist icon Bernie Wrightson, 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles, FaceOff artist Rj Haddy, and so many more!

Make sure you can get in to see your fave stars, artists, and creators and buy your tickets online by Monday, September 30, 2013 to guarantee pre-registration for your admission tickets.
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Meet Jamie Lee Curtis at HorrorHound This Weekend!

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Jamie Lee Curtis is making her first and only convention appearance at HorrorHound Weekend, which starts today and runs through the weekend in Indianapolis. With Curtis being the main attraction, the guest list is Halloween and The Fog-themed, including Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, and many more. Admission tickets are still available at the door and it appears that some Jamie Lee Curtis autograph tickets are still available as well. Here’s more information on the event:

Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on as the guest of honor at this November’s HorrorHound Weekend event. The event will take place over the weekend of November 16-18th, 2012 at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.

Jamie Lee Curtis will be appearing at the event on both Saturday (November 17th) and Sunday (November 18th) for autograph sessions, photo-ops and an on-stage Q/A panel which is sure to be epic.
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Exclusive: Jamie Lee Curtis Creates Video for HorrorHound Appearance

We told you earlier about Jamie Lee Curtis making her first and last convention appearance at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis on November 16-18, and now the great one has recorded an exclusive video teaser for us to share with you cats! Dig it!

Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on as the guest of honor at this November's HorrorHound event. The event will take place over the weekend of November 16-18, 2012, at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.

Ms. Curtis will be appearing at the event on both Saturday (November 17) and Sunday (November 18) for autograph sessions, photo ops, and an on-stage Q&A panel that is sure to be epic. This is a landmark opportunity for fans as Jamie has never attended an event like this nor provided horror fans with the opportunity to have their memorabilia signed in such a capacity. And it's all for charity, via the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
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