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Interview: Writer / Director Sean Byrne on Facing His Fears with The Devil’S Candy

Out in limited theaters and on VOD this Friday from IFC Midnight is The Devil’s Candy, which was written and directed by Sean Byrne (the creative force behind the equally fantastic thriller The Loved Ones). The film stars Ethan Embry as an embattled father who will stop at nothing to keep his family—and particularly his daughter, Zooey (Kiara Glasco)—safe from devilish forces in the form of a possessed man named Ray (portrayed by the always engaging Pruitt Taylor Vince).

Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with Byrne about how his latest film became a way to explore his own fears and insecurities—both personally and professionally—and how he enjoys trying to subvert horror fans' expectations whenever he takes the directorial reins. Byrne also discussed his thoughts on celebrating heavy metal culture for The Devil’s Candy, collaborating with his cast, and more.

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The Devil’S Candy Digital & Vinyl Score Coming from Mondo & Death Waltz

This Friday, IFC Midnight will unleash the heavy metal horror of Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy in select theaters and on VOD, and to celebrate, Mondo and Death Waltz will release Michael Yezerski's intense score digitally, followed by a vinyl release this May.

From Mondo and Death Waltz: "The Devil’s Candy - Original Motion Picture Score. Composed by Michael Yezerski. Original artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin. Available digitally on Bandcamp / iTunes & Spotify this Friday (3/17).

The Devil's Candy is a heavy metal horror film from director Sean Byrne who made The Loved Ones a few years back (if you missed that, go seek it out right now. It’s Texas Chainsaw meets Pretty In Pink, and is all kinds of awesome). But unlike the cheesy hair metal horror movies of the '80s, this is completely grounded in real life throwbacks to the satanic panic period of American History; it’s scary,
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Interview: Ethan Embry on The Devil’S Candy, His Time on The Walking Dead, and Freakylinks

I’ve enjoyed Ethan Embry’s on-screen work for a long time now, and it’s been great to see him keeping busy these days—from his work on Grace and Frankie, to his appearance on the season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead, to his fantastic performances in genre fare like Cheap Thrills, Late Phases, The Guest, and his recent role in Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, which arrives in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 17th from IFC Midnight.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak in depth with Embry about his work on the film, and he discussed the appeal of playing a conflicted father who will stop at nothing to keep his family safe. Embry also chatted about working with Byrne and how he hopes fans appreciate the way the filmmaker’s vision for The Devil’s Candy represents all the metal aficionados out there.
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American Horror Story: examining the real lost colony of Roanoke

David Crow Sep 23, 2016

The backdrop to American Horror Story season 6, our Us chums look at the lost colony of Roanoke, its myths and pop culture appearances...

In case you missed it, the American Horror Story season 6 theme has been revealed, and it is a bloody Roanoke Nightmare indeed. After promoting the new season without releasing a single frame of footage, the ever-cryptic Ryan Murphy has now unveiled his true crime satire-meets-American Gothic to a surprised public, leading many to wonder… what is Roanoke again?

Despite a misconception in some quarters that the name infamously tied to the words “Lost Colony” was made up for the series, and that this fictional ghost story was set in Virginia (Roanoke is in present day North Carolina), Roanoke is indeed a real place, and the ghost stories around it are every bit as strange—if not stranger—than anything American Horror Story has dreamed up.
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Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96

Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96
Alan Young, who gamely played straight man to a talking horse for five years in classic sitcom “Mr. Ed,” died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 96.

On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their suburban stable. Mr. Ed, voiced by Allan “Rocky” Lane, would speak only to Wilbur, but given Mr. Ed’s rather outlandish personality and the superbly mild affect of Young’s Wilbur, just who owned whom could occasionally be a matter of debate.

Young also voiced Scrooge McDuck and numerous other animated characters, as well as guesting on dozens of TV shows.

In 2005 “Mr. Ed” won a TV Land Award for most heart-warming pet-owner interaction. Young also directed four episodes of “Mr. Ed.
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David Goyer Enters 'The Breach' For Lionsgate

Nerds, for better or worse, should probably worship at the altar of David Goyer. The guy kickstarted the comic book movie boom and rescued Marvel from financial insolvency by penning the Blade series. Then Warner Bros. recruited him to help re-invent Batman with Christopher Nolan. The WB also kept him on for Man Of Steel, and now Goyer is providing the blueprint for their entire comic-inspired shared universe. It.s that sort of far-reaching influence that makes you forget some of the not-that-interesting credits on his resume. Just start with his TV producing credits for Freakylinks and FlashForward and work your way out from there. Nonetheless, his name was strong enough to start a bidding war for his latest project, and Lionsgate is the victor. As per THR, Goyer is directing The Breach, an adaptation of a Patrick Lee novel being written by Justin Rhodes (Grassroots). Big shot producer Lorenzo
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'Can't Hardly Wait': What the gang's been up to since graduation

'Can't Hardly Wait': What the gang's been up to since graduation
Newsflash: Simon Cowell is supposedly interested in booking Jennifer Love Hewitt to replace Britney Spears on The X Factor next season. Yes, that Jennifer Love Hewitt.

On the surface, this idea seems, well, sorta nuts. Despite five recent-ish seasons of Ghost Whisperer, Hewitt hasn’t been particularly relevant since her Party of Five days, and her brief early-aughts singing career was unmemorable at best. (Though you’ve got to admit, “BareNaked” is still pretty catchy.)

Dig a little deeper, though, and suddenly the rumor starts making a weird kind of sense. Hewitt’s certainly as famous as, say, Paula Abdul
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‘House’ Veterans Garrett Lerner & Russel Friend Sign Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Exclusive: After seven seasons on House, series’ executive producers Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend are moving on with an overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. Under the two-year pact, the duo, which fielded interest from multiple studios before signing with 20th TV, will develop new projects while also working on existing studio shows. This marks Lerner and Friend’s return to 20th TV where they worked on three series, FreakyLinks, Roswell and Boston Public, before moving to NBC Universal, which produces House. “We’ve been fans of Garrett and Russel for a long time,” said 20th TV chairman Dana Walden who noted that she and fellow chairman Gary Newman also pursued Lerner and Friend the previous time their NBC Universal deal was up but the two ended up re-upping because of their ties to House. “They’re very versatile, strong writers who spent a great deal of time focusing
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‘Man of Steel’ Co-Writer David S. Goyer Conjures ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’

David S. Goyer, the prolific screenwriter behind some of the most successful comic book-based movies made in the past fifteen years (including Batman Begins, the Blade movies, and the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel), is hoping his big-screen success finally translates to the small screen. After nurturing such short-lived television series as Flash Forward, Threshold, Blade (based on the three-film franchise he wrote, the third and final one he also directed), and FreakyLinks, Goyer is returning to the cathode realm with his latest creation, a new series entitled Da Vinci's Demons. The show will be the first to be produced under a new multi-year agreement Starz Entertainment signed with BBC Worldwide Productions over the summer [...]
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Tarantino to cast Dennis Christopher in ‘Django Unchained’

Dennis Christopher, once a mainstay of Hollywood movies, particularly in the late 70s/early 80s, looks set for a big-screen comeback should he join the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s new “Spaghetti Southern” flick Django Unchained. Christopher, who I particularly remember from the horror movie Fade to Black, has been acting for 40 years, mostly in television in shows such as Freakylinks (that’s the second time I’ve mentioned that show this week), Profiler and Deadwood.

Tarantino has a knack for resurrecting the careers of those long out of the public eye, including – most famously – John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. If Christopher does officially sign on the dotted line, he’ll play a character named Leo Moguy, who serves sadistic slavemaster named Calvin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) lawyer in the story.

Jamie Foxx has been cast in the lead as the slave-turned-bounty hunter who teams up with a German doctor
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First poster for John Cena’s new movie ‘The Reunion’

Formerly known as Blood Brothers, The Reunion is the next film from WWE Studios and Samuel Goldwyn Films and tells the story of three borthers reunited after the death of their father… Sam (Cena), a hardened cop currently on suspension, Leo, a loud-mouthed overbearing bail bondsman, played by Ethan Embry, and Douglas (Boyd Holbrook), a handsome twenty-year old thief fresh out of prison, who until recently never knew he even had a real family.

Despite any criticisms other critics have about the films put out by the WWE, I’ve actually enjoyed a number of them – none more so than the two starring John Cena: The Marine and 12 Rounds; and to top it all off The Reunion also stars Ethan Embry, an actor whose work I could watch any day of the week and who, in my opinion, deserves a much bigger career – if you haven’t seen his
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Lovely Molly gets a score from Tortoise

Blair Witch‘s director Eduardo Sanchez’s Lovely Molly (once known as Possession) is getting a score recorded by the Chicago-based post-rockers Tortoise, according to Pitchfork.

The film is pitched as the tale of a newlywed who goes back to her long-empty family home only to be overwhelmed by a childhood evil she would’ve been better off forgetting. “Tortoise’s music is able to morph and change in a way that really accentuates the twists and turns in the Lovely Molly story,” says the film’s producer, Gregg Hale, in a statement. “We had tried to work together in 1999 on Fox’s sort-lived Freakylinks TV series and it didn’t pan out, so I was thrilled to have another chance to collaborate with them.”

Lovely Molly is premiering at Tiff 2011, September 14th during Midnight Madness. No word on distro or a release as of yet, but keep it here as we find out,
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Exclusive: Amy Smart Talks Dead Awake, Blood Brothers, Crank 3 and More

With director Omar Naim’s supernaturally-tinged Dead Awake opening in limited release this Friday, December 3 (the flick is set to hit DVD/Blu-ray on March 29 of next year), this writer caught up today with one of the film’s principals, actress Amy Smart, who dished on the movie as well as the possibility of a third film in the Crank series and her potential inclusion in a future horror project.

Known best as a comedic actress for her turns in the films Just Friends and Road Trip (among others) and to genre fans for her roles in The Butterfly Effect and Mirrors (as well the gonzo action flicks Crank and Crank: High Voltage, in which she portrayed the girlfriend of actor Jason Statham’s adrenalized hit-man ‘Chev Chelios’), Smart appears in Dead Awake as ‘Natalie’, the long-lost love of young funeral parlor employee ‘Dylan’ (actor Nick Stahl), a young man
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Family Guy Season Four Quotes

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After being anceled in 2003, Family Guy was  luckily able to come back after strong DVD sales for a fourth season.  With a lot riding on the season, Seth MacFarlane and company did not disappoint and are of course still on the air.

Season four was the longest in the show's history with the 27 originally airing and the straight-to-dvd release of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story later airing as part of the fourth season.

We've put together the largest collection of Family Guy quotes from the season.  Here are just some of our favorites:

Peter: Everybody, I got bad news - we've been cancelled.

Lois: Oh, no. Peter, how can they do that?

Peter: Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like: Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80's Show, Wonderfalls, Fastlane,
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Barrett gets 'Bionic' for NBC

Thirty years after he hung out on the set of the ABC series The Bionic Woman as a little boy, David Barrett is getting the chance to work on NBC's reimagination of the classic series.

Barrett has been tapped as a director/co-executive producer on NBC's upcoming action drama Bionic Woman. He is directing the important second episode of the show, which bridges the pilot with the rest of the series.

"David is great with visual style and giving the show a cinematic look," said Elisa Roth, senior vp drama programming at Universal Media Studios, which produces the series. "He is also a great storytelller and a great team player."

Barrett, son of well-known stuntman Stan Barrett, grew up on movie and TV sets and knew early on that he wanted to be a director -- and definitely not a stuntman.

But he did follow in his father's footsteps doing stunt work on about 60 features and series, including Spider-Man and The Matrix Reloaded until he got his break as a second unit director on the 1999 film Stigmata.

In 2001, he directed an episode of the Fox series FreakyLinks. He followed that up with episodes of Fox's Fastlane and The O.C. and WB Network's Smallville.

Along the way, he pitched the story of his family centered on the Mammoth Mountain ski area owned by his grandfather.

Sheridan focus of 'Conspiracy'

Sheridan focus of 'Conspiracy'
Invasion co-star Lisa Sheridan has been tapped as the lead in the Lifetime drama pilot Conspiracy, lifting the contingency on the project.

Conspiracy, from Fox TV Studios, centers on a young Washington lawyer (Sheridan) who, after winning a highly publicized case for a large pharmaceutical company, realizes she was given falsified documents and that her client was guilty. As she seeks the truth and puts her life in danger, she learns that her prestigious law firm is the enemy and the conspiracy is much bigger than the initial case.

Fox TV Studios-based producer Gary Randall is executive producing the pilot with the project's writer, Tim Bogart.

Sheridan played local television reporter Larkin Groves on ABC's critically praised Invasion. Her series credits also include Fox's FreakyLinks.

She is repped by TalentWorks, the Burstein Co. and attorneys James Mandelbaum and Marcy Morris.

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