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Listen to the Corpse Club Play Horror Remake Roulette on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

From House of Wax to The Amityville Horror, Heather and Patrick play a frighteningly fun game of "remake roulette" on a new episode of Corpse Club.

Whether you love them or loathe them, there have been enough remakes in the horror genre over the decades to warrant their own subgenre. On a new "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley pull random film titles out of a hat in a game of "remake roulette," leading to discussions on a wide range of horror movies both original and reimagined, including House of Wax, Silent Night, and The Amityville Horror. If they select a horror movie title that hasn't been remade, they talk about whether or not they would like to see it reimagined, and what they would want to see in a new take. If a selected horror movie has already been remade, Heather and Patrick
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Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers

Die Hard 6 Moves Forward with Conjuring Writers
Bruce Willis confirmed just this past February that Die Hard 6 is definitely still happening. Now the project is chugging forward at a faster rate, with 20th Century Fox bringing on new writers. The studio has hired Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, the sibling scribe team best known for their work on The Conjuring franchise. They will rewrite the Die Hard 6 script. Len Wiseman is still attached to direct this action sequel, and also serve as a producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Die Hard 6 will bring back Bruce Willis, reprising his iconic role as New York cop John McClane, but the story will actually focus on a much younger John McClane as a NYPD cop in the 1970s. Bruce Willis is expected to appear in present-day scenes that will bookend the movie, that will shift back and forth between present-day and the 1970s. While Bruce Willis was originally expected to make
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The Next Die Hard Sequel Will Be Written By The Conjuring Scribes

The next Die Hard sequel that has been in development since 2015 is moving forward with two new screenwriters. The studio has hired Chad and Carey Hayes to rewrite the script for Die Hard 6. They have written the scripts for both of The Conjuring films that were directed by James Wan.

Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is still set to produce and direct the sequel, which is said to be both a prequel and a sequel. The film will be set in 1979, when McClane was fighting crime as a New York City cop. It will show how he "became a die hard kind of guy." Bruce Willis will reprise his role in the film, but in the later part of the story which will take place in the present. The movie is expected to jump back and forth between the past and the present.

The movie is also said
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The Commuter Director Talks Fast Trains, Future Movies and Liam Neeson | Exclusive

The Commuter Director Talks Fast Trains, Future Movies and Liam Neeson | Exclusive
Director Jaume Collet-Serra has had quite an interesting career and, even if you don't know his name, you're probably familiar with his work. His career has been tied to that of Liam Neeson's of late, as the duo have collaborated a total of four times on some of the Irish actor's action movies that have been a staple of his career over the last decade. That trend continues with The Commuter this weekend, which is another crowd-pleasing, fun action/thriller.

The movies that Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra make with one another represent the kind of movies that don't get made all that often in Hollywood anymore. While the majority of movies released these days are either very low-budget or massive, mega-budget blockbusters, movies like The Commuter exist somewhere in the middle. Studios have shied away from these mid-budget movies in recent years, but Collet-Serra and Neeson have found
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The Commuter Review: Liam Neeson’s Ticket to Ride is Silly Fun

The Commuter is a goofy and formulaic thriller, but also an entertaining one thanks to Neeson’s action star chops and Collet-Serra’s sense of style.

Having collaborated for three films already, actor Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra reunite for their fourth and possibly silliest thriller yet with The Commuter. Collet-Serra made his name as a skilled schlockmeister with his House of Wax remake and horror/thriller Orphan in the 2000s, before he joined forces with Neeson (in the post-Taken stage of his acting career) for the 2011 mystery/thriller Unknown. The pair has since tried their hand at something a little more high-minded with the dramatic crime thriller Run All Night, but The Commuter has much more in common with their 2014 murder mystery Non-Stop. The Commuter is a goofy and formulaic thriller, but also an entertaining one thanks to Neeson’s action star chops and Collet-Serra’s sense of style.
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The Remarkable Hot Streak of Filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra

There are often two stories being told in the movies of Barcelona-born filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, the story in the script and the story of their own making. In his remake of Andre de Toth’s House of Wax, the conceit of a case involving wax statues made with corpses remains central but instead of Vincent Price’s scarred artist getting his revenge on a greedy backer, there are twin brothers, Vincent and Bo (Brian Van Holt). Even more important, Collet-Serra uses replication as a central theme, as the brothers not only recreated the town of their youth …
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Film Review: Liam Neeson in ‘The Commuter’

Film Review: Liam Neeson in ‘The Commuter’
There has, thus far, been a pleasing interchangeability to the titles in the banging, clattering action oeuvre cultivated by Liam Neeson and Spanish genre maestro Jaume Collet-Serra. “Unknown,” “Non-Stop” and “Run All Night” sound so tersely generic as to be slyly ironic, and that hint of playing-dumb humor extends to their gleefully absurd thriller mechanics: All three put rather a lot of crafty thought into their empty-headed pleasures. “The Commuter” sounds more tastefully sedate by comparison, but don’t be fooled. Neeson and Collet-Serra’s whooshing, whiplash-inducing fourth collaboration could as easily be titled “Run Non-Stop Into the Unknown” — a moving-train whodunit that makes Kenneth Branagh’s jacked-up “Murder on the Orient Express” remake look like “Jeanne Dielman” by comparison, it’s so concerned with its own sheer speed that any semblance of storytelling logic is left waving from the platform.

That’s not necessarily a problem in the Collet-Sera Cinematic Universe, but “The Commuter
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Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)

Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)
The Hayes brothers, the sibling duo behind “The Conjuring,” are teaming up with producer Joel Silver on an original horror movie.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the film is being set at Sony, where Columbia Pictures executive vice president of creative production Palak Patel will oversee the development. The brothers, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, have a busy dance card. They’ve been contracted to write the third installment of the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, and they’ve established themselves as among the preeminent creative forces in the horror genre. In addition to “The Conjuring,” the Hayes brothers have written “The Crucifixion,” “The Reaping,” and “House of Wax.”

Silver is best known as the producer of “Die Hard,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Matrix.” He’s working with Sony on a remake of “Superfly,” the ’70s crime classic. Patel is involved in bringing that project to the screen as well. Before joining
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10 Horror Movie Reboots Gone Horribly Wrong

10 Horror Movie Reboots Gone Horribly Wrong
Oh, horror movies. Market research showed that more people knew the phrase Texas Chainsaw Massacre than the number of people who had seen it or even knew what it was about. So you know what that means! Reboot time! Now, there's nothing inherently wrong with rebooting a popular film and/or franchise. But there's also no rule that says they have to be bad. Nevertheless, crappy remakes keep plaguing horror fans. We're looking at 10 horror movie reboots that went horribly wrong.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is easily one of the scariest movies of all time, no question. Loosely based on true events, put together in the early '70s on a shoestring budget, this thing played like some sorta snuff film. It's chilling. It's such a great horror film that once the sequels stopped coming, Hollywood tried to reboot it not once, but twice.
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18 of Your Favorite Horror Movies That Actually Got Terrible Reviews

Of all the good movies with bad reviews out there, no genre is as divisive as horror. While you might adore the tense, drawn-out terror of The Strangers or scream in delight at House of Wax, Rotten Tomatoes feels otherwise. There have certainly been quite a few incredible scary movies out this year, but we want to take a minute to give it up for all the thrills, gore, and big twists that keep us leaping out of our seats time after terrifying time, even if critics would've preferred to give them the ax.
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AMC Fearfest Starts Today, Check Out The Full Schedule

It's finally that time of year! AMC is going wall to wall with scary movies as Fearfest 2017 kicks off today with a Halloween marathon! Check out the full schedule of what's in store below, and continue reading:

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:00 am Halloween

11:00 am Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

1:00 pm Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

3:00 pm Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

5:00 pm Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later

7:00 pm Halloween II

9:30 pm Halloween

11:30 pm Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1:30 am Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

3:30 am Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

9:00 am House on Haunted Hill

11:00 am House of Wax

1:30 pm Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later

3:30 pm Halloween II

6:00 pm Child’s Play

8:00 pm Curse of Chucky

10:00 pm Cult of Chucky

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AMC's FearFest Schedule Is Basically Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween For Adults

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We're already in the thick of October, which means your scary movie binges should be well underway. While we have all of our horror movie DVDs lined up and ready to go, we also love hunkering down for those spooky TV marathons, too. Everyone loves Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween, but where do you go when you really want to get your heartbeat racing? The answer is AMC. The channel has its FearFest movie marathon every season, and this year, you can enjoy gory, haunting, and stomach-churning films from Oct. 23 until Halloween. Stock up on peanuts and candy corn (eat them together, it will change your life) and prepare to scream bloody murder at the full schedule below. Related17 Movies Set in the Fall to Watch With a Warm and Spicy Latte Monday, Oct. 23 9 a.m. - Halloween 11 a.m. - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 1 p.m. -
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‘It’ is a Box Office Sensation — But ‘It’ is Not the Record Breaker Everyone Thinks

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‘It’ is a Box Office Sensation — But ‘It’ is Not the Record Breaker Everyone Thinks
Full credit where “It” is due: Currently standing at $266 million through its third weekend, “It” is a stunning success and boosted a domestic box office in serious crisis. A reasonable estimate, if somewhat conservative, is a domestic gross around $325 million.

All this, from a September horror film made for $35 million? That’s a stunning performance. And it’s by far the best-performing Stephen King adaptation. But it’s far from the top horror movie in history.

At $325 million, here’s where “It” will stand in adjusted totals:

Horror films The Exorcist (1973) – $983 million The Sixth Sense (1999) – $512 million House of Wax (1953) – $449 million Psycho (1960) – $379 million Signs (2002) – $345 million It (2017) – $325 million (projected)

House of Wax” was by far the biggest 3D hit in that technique’s first wave. “The Exorcist” is the ninth biggest-grossing of the post-silent era and a social phenomenon in its time. M. Night Shyamalan’s films both had high-end casts and
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Turner Classic Movies Is Bringing The Horror In October

(Aotn) Turner Classic Movies is bringing the horror next month. Starting on October 1st the channel will be bringing back movies such as the original Cat People and Dracula. Fan’s of classic movies will surely not want to miss this.

If you have ever wanted to know where the band White Zombie got there name be sure to tune in on Halloween morning at 8:30 Am. The Universal Monster’s are sprinkled throughout this marathon and will hopefully delight old school horror fans.

Complete Schedule Below:

Sunday October 1, 2017

8:00 Pm Dracula (1931) 9:30 Pm Dracula’s Daughter (1936) 11:00 Pm Son Of Dracula (1943)

Monday October 2, 2017

12:30 Am Nosferatu (1922)

Tuesday October 3, 2017

8:00 Pm Frankenstein (1931) 9:30 Pm Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) 11:00 Pm The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday October 4, 2017

12:30 Am The Wolf Man (1941) 2:00 Am Island Of Lost Souls (1933) 3:30 Am The Black Cat (1934) 4:45 Am The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday October 8, 2017

2:00 Am Night
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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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‘It’ Will Become One of the Top 10 Horror Films in Box-Office History

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‘It’ Will Become One of the Top 10 Horror Films in Box-Office History
After Sunday confirmed growing word of mouth, “It” ended its opening weekend with $123 million. For horror films, which call a $40 million-$50 million opening great, that’s nearly uncharted territory. Even if “It” only doubles its opening, that would make it not only the biggest Stephen King adaptation ever (topping “The Green Mile,” in adjusted numbers), but also one of the top horror films in box-office history.

It will easily outpace this year’s two best, the microbudget Blumhouse films “Get Out” ($175 million) and “Split” ($138 million). And the first weekend already has surpassed “Annabelle: Creation” ($96 million) or a domestic disappointment like the Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” ($80 million).

Horror can cover a lot of territory, so exact definitions can be a challenge. But it looks like “It” will join a list of the 10 biggest ever in domestic ticket sales (as calculated by adjusting ticket prices).

“The Exorcist”

Top 10 Horror Movies in
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Camp Cold Brook Dares You to Take a Midnight Swim: Early Artwork

Tagline: "They Don't Care If You Don't Believe." A concept poster was released last week for Camp Cold Brook. It shows a supernatural element, at a remote cabin. Andy Palmer will direct this feature. And, Camp Cold Brook involves a failing television show. The producers head out to a nearby lake, where young campers drowned years ago. Big mistake. As well, the film features: Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, 2005) and Danielle Harris (Hatchet III). Joe Dante (Gremlins, 1984) will produce, along with his production company - Renfield Productions. A look ahead at this ghostly feature is hosted here. From the synopsis, producer Jack Wilson (Murray) is desperate to increase his show's ratings. Fearing cancellation, Wilson drags a television crew out to the legendary Camp Cold Brook. Camp Cold Brook is an underwater graveyard. Here, several campers were unable to escape the waters. Now, it is Wilson's turn to sink or swim.
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'Camp Cold Brook' gets additional cast members

Upcoming horror film Camp Cold Brook has some new cast additions. Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV's One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet III) will headline director Andy Palmer's Camp Cold Brook, from Joe Dante's Production company.

Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV's Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You) help make up the ensemble.

Check out the full details below as well as a snap of some of the cast.

From The Press Release

Script hails from up and comer Alex Carl, writer-director of Reeves Road.

Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, pic tells of a reality
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jaume Collet-Serra

Jaume Collet-Serra is a relatively camera shy film producer and director. You may be familiar with some of his work. They include “House of Wax” (2005); “Unknown” (2011), “Orphan” (2009), “Run All Night,” (2015), “Non-Stop,” (2014) and most recently, “The Shallows” in 2016. Fans may have had a little trouble finding out the details of his personal life and precisely who he is as a person. He’s an interesting guy who has kept himself out of the limelight in as much as is possible. We’ve found out more about him that we think you might like to know. Here are

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jaume Collet-Serra
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Horror Highlights: The Ice Cream Truck, Camp Cold Brook, The Lift Blu-ray / DVD, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, Red Christmas, Wtf!

The ’burbs can be one spooky place to live. Megan Freels Johnston's The Ice Cream Truck release details, trailer, and poster leads today's Horror Highlights! Also: Camp Cold Brook casting details, Blu-ray / DVD release details for The Lift, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride announcement, Red Christmas theatrical info, and the new Wtf! trailer.

The Ice Cream Truck Trailer and Release Details: Press Release: "Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theaters August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. A new trailer and poster have been released to coincide with the release.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work. As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth,
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