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Maniac 3-Disc Limited Edition 4k Restoration Coming in December

Maniac 3-Disc Limited Edition 4k Restoration Coming in December
The notorious horror classic Maniac is getting a new 3-disc limited edition 4k restoration from the original camera negative with a 3D lenticular slipcover, limited to only 10,000 units on December 11th. The exclusive limited collector's edition includes 2 blu-rays, a soundtrack CD, a collectible booklet, and a ton of extras.

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac.

Directed by William Lustig and featuring
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Is the Evil Dead Reboot a Sequel? Director Gives Definitive Answer

Is the Evil Dead Reboot a Sequel? Director Gives Definitive Answer
The Evil Dead series was one of many horror film franchises to be given the reboot treatment past the new millennium. Ushered in by films like Dawn of the Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it was clear horror reboots were here to say by the time Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street were also given fresh takes in Hollywood. Recognizing the popularity of the original film trilogy directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell, Fede Alvarez helmed his own Evil Dead reboot which hit theaters in 2013. It has since generated tons of fan discussion as to whether it's a remake or an actual sequel to the Raimi trilogy, and now the film's director is chiming in with an official answer.

On Twitter, Fede Alvarez was asked by a curious fan if the film is a remake or a sequel, looking to finally end the long-running debate.
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Must-See Zombie Films To Catch Before Overlord

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There’s nothing scarier than the sight of a Zombie Horde!

From 1964’s Vincent Price disconcerting The Last Man On Earth and the 1971 Charlton Heston’s apocalyptic The Omega Man to George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead, movie geeks have been fascinated with the undead feeding on the living.

With TV’s wildly successful “The Walking Dead” now in the middle of season nine, along with its partner series “Fear The Walking Dead,” fans looking for their weekly zombie fix need look no further than Paramount Pictures’ Overlord, opening in theatres and IMAX on November 9.

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with
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Long-unproduced Night of the Living Dead sequel reanimated

Fifty years after Night of the Living Dead reinvented the zombie and launched its very own horror sub-genre that remains strong to this day, Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the 1968 cult classic is getting an “official” sequel – Night of the Living Dead Part II – which is based upon a script penned back in the 1970s.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Night of the Living Dead, the film was created by George A. Romero and John Russo, although the duo disagreed about where the series should head next, leading to a split. Romero went on to direct five sequels – Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead – while Russo penned the 1977 novel Return of the Living Dead, which was loosely adapted as its own feature film series.

Now, Living Dead Media has announced that it
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Official Night of the Living Dead Sequel Is Happening with Romero's Original Team

Official Night of the Living Dead Sequel Is Happening with Romero's Original Team
Fifty years after the late George A. Romero changed the face of horror movies forever with his original zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead Part II is happening. Living Dead Media, the company entrusted with handling Romero's classic, have announced that they intend to release an official sequel, with some of the original creators involved. Billed as Night of the Living Dead Part II, the follow-up is expected to arrive in 2019.

For the time being, the company is being somewhat quite in regards to the details, but it's a massive development for horror lovers. The original 1968 classic birthed cinema's fascination with zombies and is one of those titles that transcends the genre and has earned its place on the list of all time great movies. Here's what Living Dead Media had to say about Night of the Living Dead 2 in a statement.

"That history and Night of the Living Dead
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Corpse Club Member-Exclusive Audio Commentary Celebrates Wes Craven’S New Nightmare

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"This time staying awake won't save you." As a special Halloween treat for those in our Corpse Club membership system, Heather Wixson celebrates Wes Craven's New Nightmare with a new audio commentary!

Recorded by Corpse Club podcast co-host Heather Wixson, the new audio commentary to Wes Craven's New Nightmare is an exclusive gift for Corpse Club members to enjoy! The next time you watch Wes Craven's New Nightmare, you can listen as Heather takes a deep dive into the seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, including its meta horror elements, ambitious storytelling, Robert Englund's haunting new look as Freddy, Craven's appearance as himself alongside Heather Langenkamp and other Elm Street alums, and much more!

Corpse Club members are being sent an audio file of the new commentary, so the next time you watch Wes Craven's New Nightmare, all you have to do is press "play
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Directors' Trademarks: George A. Romero

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. In this installment, since it’s Halloween, we’re looking at the trademark style and calling signs of horror movie icon George A. Romero as director.

From a young age, George A. Romero was interested in film. He was born in the Bronx in 1940 and would frequently ride the subways as a child to go rent films. His father was a commercial artist, and this may have influenced Romero’s interests. He began making films at the age of 14 with an 8mm camera he borrowed from his wealthy uncle. He even was arrested during production of one of his first movies when he lit a dummy and then threw it off of the roof of a building. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in theater in 1960, and continued to
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George A. Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ heads back to cinemas!

A half-century ago, the living dead had their night, but for decades Night of the Living Dead has only been seen in murky, fuzzy versions. Directed by horror legend, and father of the zombie film, the late George A. Romero, the film is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential horror films of all time.

Night of the Living Dead tells the deceptively simple story of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse and find themselves fending of a horde of recently dead flesh-eating ghouls. Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combining gruesome gore with acute social commentary, while quietly breaking ground by casting an African-American actor (Duane Jones) in its leading role.

Prior to his death in 2017, Romero supervised the restoration of
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*Updated* Daily Dead’s 2018 Halloween Horrors Annual Viewing Guide

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*Updated On 10/19 with new film and TV show listings (which are highlighted in Bold).* It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, dear readers! Autumn is finally upon us, and Halloween is just right around the corner, which means everyone is looking for all kinds of spooky goodness to indulge in over the course of the next few weeks. With that in mind, we’ve put together our Halloween Horrors Annual Viewing Guide, which should help you figure out which Halloween and horror-themed movies, television shows, and specials are coming to the small screen, and we’ve even gone through most of the premium channels, too, because there are a lot of choices out there as to where you can find your genre fare.

As always, we’ll be updating this schedule every Friday, so be sure to check back right here on Daily Dead each week to
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New Trailer For Death House which is The Expendables of The Horror Genre

It’s been two years since the first trailer for horror film Death House has been released. But, today we’ve got a new trailer to share with you for the film, which has been described as The Expendables of the horror genre. Why? Because it brings together some of the the horror genre’s most popular actors. It definitely looks like it’s a crazy-ass horror movie!

The cast of the film also includes Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo, The Howling), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Bill Moseley (House of a 1000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Danny Trejo (Machete), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Don Shanks (Silent Night Deadly Night), and Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave). That's largest collection of horror actors in a single film.

The movie was directed by B. Harrison Smith,
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Lore Season 2: Emmett Scanlan Talks Historical Horror

Alec Bojalad Oct 18, 2018

Lore Season 2 arrives on October 19. One of its stars, Emmett Scanlan, shares what it’s like to portray a serial killer.

The only thing less expected than a TV show adapted from a podcast is a second season of a TV show adapted from a podcast.

And yet, here is Lore Season 2, Amazon Prime's second go-around of the adaptation of Aaron Mahnke's horror podcast.

Like the podcast it was inspired by, Lore takes true creepy stories from history, including the develoment of lobotomies and the tragically grim story of vampirism in early America. In the show's first season, Mahnke provide his trademark narration as actors re-enacted the events therein.

For Lore Season 2, however, producers Mahnke, Gale Anne Hurd, Howard T. Owens, and Sean Crouch (who will also serve as new showrunner) are going for something a little different. After listening to fan feedback, Lore has decided to resemble Lore,
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Lore Season 2: Emmett Scanlan Talks Historical Horror

Alec Bojalad Oct 18, 2018

Lore Season 2 arrives on October 19. One of its stars, Emmett Scanlan, shares what it’s like to portray a serial killer.

The only thing less expected than a TV show adapted from a podcast is a second season of a TV show adapted from a podcast.

And yet, here is Lore Season 2, Amazon Prime's second go-around of the adaptation of Aaron Mahnke's horror podcast.

Like the podcast it was inspired by, Lore takes true creepy stories from history, including the develoment of lobotomies and the tragically grim story of vampirism in early America. In the show's first season, Mahnke provide his trademark narration as actors re-enacted the events therein.

For Lore Season 2, however, producers Mahnke, Gale Anne Hurd, Howard T. Owens, and Sean Crouch (who will also serve as new showrunner) are going for something a little different. After listening to fan feedback, Lore has decided to resemble Lore,
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Zack Snyder's Original Dceu Plans

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC stable of superheroes are some of the most recognizable characters in popular culture. Free from the complicated licensing deals and business entanglements that prevented Marvel from launching a shared cinematic universe for years, Warner Bros. entrusted filmmaker Zack Snyder with shepherding their most famous heroes into the Justice League, in what we've come to call the Dceu. As every film fan knows, following Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman, Snyder's original vision was recalibrated, at best, or just outright dismissed.

In our video above we take a look at everything we know about Zack Snyder's original plans for his Dceu, based on interviews, social media posts, and well-researched reports from before, during, and after the process that eventually led to the Justice League movie.

We here at Movieweb champion the DC Comics stable of heroes,
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Halloween 2018: 10 Creepy Cocktails to Enjoy This October

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Last week, we kept our focus on keeping kids happy throughout the Halloween season, so for this week, I thought we’d turn our attention to all the grown-ups out there who are looking to get into the spirit this October. I know that fancy and over-the-top alcoholic beverages are fun any time of the year, but there’s something really special about adding some festive flourishes to your drinks to give them a Halloween feel that gets you ready for all the spooky shenanigans. So, with that in mind, here are 10 creepy cocktail ideas for those of you who like to indulge in some adult beverages that are relatively easy to make as well (especially for those of us who don’t fancy ourselves as much of a bartender).

Cheers everyone, and here’s to a happy haunting season for all!

Haunted Highball

Have some thirsty Grim Grinning Ghosts
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Full details on Blue Underground’s new ‘Zombie’ Ltd. Ed. Blu

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground have outlined the extras for their Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie, in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative; which comes as an exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition – including 2 Blu-rays, Soundtrack CD, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve, and special 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only).

In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to Dawn of the Dead. In England, it was known as Zombie Flesh Eaters and banned as obscene. In America, it was called Zombie and advertised with the depraved tag line “We Are Going to Eat You!” Tisa Farrow (The Grim Reaper), Ian McCulloch (Contamination), Al Cliver (Cannibals), and Richard Johnson (The Haunting) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by ‘Maestro Of Gore’ Lucio Fulci that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time.

This
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My Favorite Scary Movie: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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For the month of October, JoBlo.com staff will be gearing you up for the Halloween season with My Favorite Scary Movie, where we will share our favorite scary flicks, be it gory horror, supernatural thriller or bloody slasher flicks, lending the personal touch for each film and why it stands as one of our all-time favorite spooky flicks of the season. Dawn Of The Dead (1978) What's It About?…
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George Romero's Wife Says He Left Behind Over 40 Scripts

Matthew Byrd Oct 8, 2018

The late George Romero apparently had quite a few more stories to tell.

Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, the late George Romero's wife, says that her husband left behind quite a few scripts that never went into production. 

"George was a prolific writer," said Desrocher during a recent interview with ComicBook.com. "He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he's written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I'm gonna make sure that he does. It's my mission."

While Desrocher doesn't go into details regarding her plans for all of George Romero's unfilmed scripts, she does mention one unreleased movie that her late husband worked on that she hopes to make available sometime in the future.

"We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven't seen. A handful of people have seen this film,
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October Horrors 2018 Day 6 – 28 Days Later (2002)

28 Days Later, 2002.

Directed by Danny Boyle.

Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston and Brendan Gleeson.

Synopsis:

Jim awakens from a coma to find London decimated by a deadly virus that has reduced its remaining inhabitants into a horde of rabid violent creatures.

It’s safe to say that we’re entering the late stages of the ‘Golden Age of the Zombie’ with the shuffling flesh munchers having enjoyed an unprecedented period of popularity for the last few years, albeit one that is now in the midst of a decline thanks in part to a market oversaturated with bargain bin rubbish and a certain TV show overstaying its welcome by about 4 seasons.

It wasn’t always like this. In fact, there was a time when the zombie genre was, well, dead. A genre dismissed by the mainstream and really only enjoyed by the few die-hard fans. While we often credit
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October Horrors 2018 Day 5 – Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Night of the Living Dead, 1990.

Directed by Tom Savini.

Starring Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson and William Butler.

Synopsis:

Barbara and her brother Johnny are visiting their mothers’ grave when the two are attacked by seemingly deranged assailants and Johnny is killed. After escaping to a nearby farmhouse Barbara is joined by a band of survivors who struggle to work together as the numbers of hungry undead mass outside the walls.

2018 marks 50 years since the release of the late George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead, the film that arguably helped create the modern zombie genre that we all know and love today.

So what with it being an anniversary year I thought I’d take a look at it. Or at least I would have taken a look at it if I hadn’t already done so two years ago in my first
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Netflix signs overall deal with 'Narcos' showrunner Eric Newman

Netflix signs overall deal with 'Narcos' showrunner Eric Newman
Deal is in addition to that with Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade.

Netflix has signed a multi-year overall deal for TV series with Narcos writer and executive producer Eric Newman.

The deal comes in addition to the feature film overall deal that Netflix signed in March with Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ new company Screen Arcade.

Newman’s history with Netflix goes back to 2013, when, as executive producer, he brought the global streamer its second original series, Hemlock Grove. The following year Newman brought Netflix Narcos, which he conceived and packaged and on which he continues to serve as writer,
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