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‘Hurt’ First Trailer: Blumhouse’s Newest Nightmare Takes on Trauma of Modern American Life

Every town has its traditions. For New Caney, Texas, those traditions include a Halloween-set “horror show” that encourages citizens to dress up in their most chilling holiday attire for…well, we’re guessing not just a fun, family-friendly time with neighbors. Sonny Mallhi’s newest film — and his second produced by indie horror powerhouse Blumhouse Productions — is set in New Caney during just such a time, and the film’s first teaser trailer makes it clear that this holiday will be one many will want to forget.

Hurt” will premiere at Fantasia Fest, one of the world’s premiere genre festivals, on Thursday, July 26, and its official festival synopsis tantalizingly teases at what’s to come. “Lost in an atmosphere that is as disturbing and brutal as it is real, Mallhi’s characters evolve in a maze of confusion, anxiety and violence. The collective psychosis of American culture is an inescapable horror film,
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17 of the Scariest, Most Gut-Wrenching Movies 2018 Has to Offer

We know, we know. You've burnt through all the horror movies on Netflix, including the Really scary ones. There's only one thing left to do: turn to the big screen and find out what fresh thrills cinema has to offer in 2018. This year, we've already seen Helen Mirren's battle with a mean house, and we've endured another round with the brutal masked villains of The Strangers. And don't forget A Quiet Place, which is basically a 90-minute heart attack! Wondering what else lies ahead? We've got the dish on Sundance's biggest scare, the upcoming Purge prequel, the return of The Predator, and more.

Related: Calling All Horror Fans: Here Are the 11 Movies You Should See This Summer
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17 of the Scariest, Most Gut-Wrenching Movies 2018 Has to Offer

We know, we know. You've burnt through all the horror movies on Netflix, including the Really scary ones. There's only one thing left to do: turn to the big screen and find out what fresh thrills cinema has to offer in 2018. This year, we've already seen Helen Mirren's battle with a mean house, and we've endured another round with the brutal masked villains of The Strangers. And don't forget A Quiet Place, which is basically a 90-minute heart attack! Wondering what else lies ahead? We've got the dish on Sundance's biggest scare, the upcoming Purge prequel, the return of The Predator, and more.

Related: Calling All Horror Fans: Here Are the 11 Movies You Should See This Summer
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DVD Review – Jackals (2017)

Jackals, 2017.

Directed by Kevin Greutert.

Starring Stephen Dorff, Johnathon Schaech, Deborah Kara Unger, Chelsea Ricketts, Nick Roux, and Jason Scott Jenkins.

Synopsis:

A family tries to deprogram their estranged son from a satanic cult while the disgruntled cultists surround the family’s property.

Home invasion movies have become increasingly popular over the past decade since Bryan Bertino’s 2008 film The Strangers became a hit and pushed what was a subsidiary of the slasher movie into a sub-genre all of its own. However, as The Strangers was pretty much the first and last word on home invasion movies, trying to move the genre forward or offer a fresh take on what is often very limiting material has proved to be fairly fruitless.

Well, fairly fruitless as one or two get through the cracks – You’re Next being an obvious one – but overall the idea of people on the outside of a
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Home Alone? These 17 Horror Movies Are Perfect For Watching Solo

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Home Alone? These 17 Horror Movies Are Perfect For Watching Solo
I love horror movies. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't feel the same way, which means that - out of respect for his wimpy side - my scary movie nights are reserved for nights when he's away. That means it's just me, my dogs, and an empty house . . . which, post-horror film, can turn into a pretty spooky situation. After years of imagining creepy figures out of the corner of my eye or being scared to get up and go to the bathroom in my own home, I've realized that there are certain types of horror movies that are better suited for watching solo.

When picking a scary movie to watch while home alone, it's important to avoid films where the horror takes place while somebody is in the same situation! No scary movies where the protagonist is primarily home alone, like Paranormal Activity or The Strangers. If a scary film has moments
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Strangers-like Creepiness in Minutes To Midnight

Screen sensation William Baldwin and Uncork’d Entertainment count down the Minutes to Midnight this July. In the tradition of The Strangers, and featuring the hottest ensemble of the year, Minutes to Midnight on VOD July 3. What happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror? Seven friends and a mysterious backpacker …

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Movie Review – Incident In A Ghostland (2018)

Incident In A Ghostland. 2018.

Directed by Pascal Laugier.

Starring Crystal Reed, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones, Taylor Hickson, Mylène Farmer, and Rob Archer.

Synopsis:

The story follows a mother of two who inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home, she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters’ lives.

Mention Pascal Laugier’s name around horror fans and most will recall his French Extremist smash-punisher Martyrs. It’s reflexive, but don’t pigeonhole the filmmaker as an international Eli Roth. Laugier’s under-the-radar Jessica Biel vessel The Tall Man is a moody thriller at best, and most recently, Incident In A Ghostland (or just Ghostland) blends familial horror a la Texas Chainsaw Massacre with notes of haunted dollhouse creeps. Mood draws from dread-soaked crime atrocities and antique oddities over skinned bodies, only Incident In A Ghostland is the least successful in conveying
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The 10 Best Overlooked Movies of 2018, So Far

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The 10 Best Overlooked Movies of 2018, So Far
If 2018 ended today, it would have been a very solid year for cinema. From “First Reformed” to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” recent theatrical releases have provided plenty of reasons to celebrate the vitality of movies as an art form and an essential conversation-starter. Of course, the fall is just a few months away, and it’s dense with a whole bunch of new possibilities sure to complicate any overview of the year’s highlights. December will look very different, and make it all that harder to recall those hidden gems the hidden gems that deserved more attention than they received.

While we continue to gather an ongoing list of the best indie movies of the year so far, we’re taking this opportunity to point out a handful of titles that have yet to land the appropriate exposure. There were no hard-and-fast rules for qualifications here — festival favorites
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‘Jackals’ DVD Review

Stars: Stephen Dorff, Deborah Kara Unger, Jonathon Schaech, Nick Roux, Chelsea Ricketts | Written by Jared Rivet | Directed by Kevin Greutert

n estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to free their teenage son from the brainwashing he’s undergone at the hands of a vicious cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back. A vicious battle unfolds, testing familial loyalties and unleashing a bloodbath in this suspense shocker, which is apparently based on a true 1980s story…

A riff on the Assault on Precinct 13 template of a building under siege, Kevin Greutert and co. try to bring something new to the all-too-familiar story, giving Jackals an extra depth with the cult deprogrammer angle. However the idea of a cult going to such lengths to retrieve a lost member basically seems like a throwaway storyline: an excuse for the “bad men” to attack our protagonists,
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If You Liked ‘Hereditary,’ Then You’ll Love ‘The Witch’

Oftentimes, the best way to make movie recommendations is to base them on movies that the person you’re pitching them to already loves. After all, if you already liked Hellraiser (1987), chances are that you’ll like The Void (2016). If you already liked The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), chances are that you’ll love Frontier(s) (2007). And if you already liked The Strangers (2008), chances are that you’ll love Hush (2016). Whether it’s the story, the aesthetic or the filmmakers, it’s only natural to link one great movie to another, especially when attempting the uphill battle that is recommending movies to

If You Liked ‘Hereditary,’ Then You’ll Love ‘The Witch
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Video: Noma Dumezweni, Kim Cattrall, Lena Headey, & More Perform Shakespeare's The Strangers' Case Speech For World Refugee Day

TheInternational Rescue CommitteeandShakespeare's Globehave released a new short film to markWorld Refugee Day. A unique performance of Shakespeare's speech 'The Strangers' Case' fromThe Book of Sir Thomas More, the film features refugees from Syria, Sierra Leone and South Sudan alongside renowned actors includingKim Cattrall,Lena Headey,Noma DumezweniandJamael Westmanin an expression of unity with all those who have fled conflict overseas.
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Contest: Win The Strangers: Prey At Night on Blu-ray / DVD

If you missed the return of Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Man in the Mask in theaters, you can now invite them into your house with the home media release of The Strangers: Prey at Night, and to celebrate, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with one Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy to give away to one lucky reader!

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of The Strangers: Prey at Night.

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 Strangers: Prey at Night Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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Contest: Win A Strangers: Prey At Night Prize Pack

Back in March, Aviron Pictures unleashed a trio of masked psychopaths when The Strangers: Prey at Night descended into theaters and proceeded to scare the crap out of all of us.

Directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script penned by Ben Ketai and Bryan Bertino, the latter of whom is responsible for The Strangers in the first place, Prey At Night followed a family’s innocent road trip as it took a “dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.”

After a successful theatrical run, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is now set to bring the film to Blu-ray and DVD with tons of exclusive bonus content, including a never before seen alternate ending,
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Home Alone? These 17 Horror Movies Are Perfect For Watching Solo

I love horror movies. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't feel the same way, which means that - out of respect for his wimpy side - my scary movie nights are reserved for nights when he's away. That means it's just me, my dogs, and an empty house . . . which, post-horror film, can turn into a pretty spooky situation. After years of imagining creepy figures out of the corner of my eye or being scared to get up and go to the bathroom in my own home, I've realized that there are certain types of horror movies that are better suited for watching solo.

When picking a scary movie to watch while home alone, it's important to avoid films where the horror takes place while somebody is in the same situation! No scary movies where the protagonist is primarily home alone, like Paranormal Activity or The Strangers. If a scary film has moments
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[Contest] Win a Blu-ray Package Including ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’

[Contest] Win a Blu-ray Package Including ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’
The Strangers: Prey at Night (read our review) is loosely based on real events surrounding a family struggling to survive as they are attacked on their vacation by a trio of masked psychopaths that hunt their prey with seemingly no rhyme or reason. Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) pays homage to The Strangers by bringing back the infamous masked […]
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The Strangers: Prey at Night Review

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While gaps between classic horror films and their sequels have tested fans’ patience in the past, it’s hard to imagine anyone eagerly waiting for a follow-up to The Strangers. The sub-par bag-head home invasion horror from 2008 had the privilege of being granted a theatrical run back in the day but seemed unlikely to spawn a sequel then, let alone ten years later. What’s more surprising than a belated follow-up being green lit, is that it’s also debuting in cinemas and not being banished to online screening platforms or supermarket bargain bins next to VHS rips of Jeff Speakman’s Timelock or Wild Fishing with Henry Gilbey.

Thankfully, The Strangers: Prey at Night isn’t quite the derivative botch-job one would have expected considering the original’s insignificance and the genre’s tendency to emit cut-price cash-in/ franchise silage. The first act is robust with instant, albeit clichéd,
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‘The Strangers: Prey At Night’ Review: Dir. Johannes Roberts (2018)

The Strangers Prey at Night review: Dollface, Pin-Up Girl and Man in the Mask return, this time to terrorise a family of four in the sequel to 2008’s The Strangers.

The Strangers: Prey at Night review, Kat Hughes.

The Strangers Prey at Night review

Ten years ago audiences flocked to see Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman terrorised to death at the hands of three masked assailants. Now those masked killers return to incite more fear in follow-up The Strangers: Prey at Night. This time, rather than just two victims, the trio set their sights on a family of four. The quartet consists of mother Cindy (Christina Hendricks), father Mike (Martin Henderson), baseball-mad son Luke (Lewis Pullman), and delinquent daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison). The group are on a road trip across the country to deliver Kinsey to her new boarding school, a move that Cindy hopes will straighten her out. Along
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‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Review

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Emma Bellomy, Damian Maffei, Lea Enslin | Written by Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai | Directed by Johannes Roberts

Loosely inspired by the Manson Family murders (that’s what it means when it says “Based on a true story”), creepy slasher flick The Strangers became a hit back in 2008, with its tale of three masked, mostly silent figures terrorising Liv Tyler and husband Scott Speedman. That film made $82m from a $9m budget, so it’s somewhat surprising that it’s taken ten years to get the inevitable sequel off the ground. Still, here it is, and while it doesn’t exactly improve on its predecessor, it’s still a perfectly serviceable slasher movie that does exactly what you expect, with a modicum of style to boot.

Directed by Johannes Roberts (who made last year’s low budget shark thriller 47 Metres Down), The Strangers: Prey at Night
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The Miskatonic Institute announces “Manson Family” themed event

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies – London will use the Manson family as a springboard to delve into the sub-genre of films inspired by cults and alternative religions in California from the 60s and 70s, in a masterclass entitled No Sense Makes Sense: Gurus, Cults, Murder and Movies, taught by author Ian Cooper who frequently writes on horror and cults.

This class will examine the rise of alternative religious movements/cults in California in the 1960s and 70s which spawned an ongoing sub-genre of the horror film. The focus will be on the Manson Family, not only the most notorious of these groups but also the one with the greatest cultural impact. This is due to a number of factors including the nightmarish, random violence, the involvement of a number of high-profile artists and celebrities, from Roman Polanski and Dennis Wilson through to Dennis Hopper and Angela Lansbury and the dark glamor of Manson himself,
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Animal Kingdom season 3 gets a new trailer and poster

With a little over a month to go until its season 3 premiere, TNT has released a new poster and trailer for its critically acclaimed crime drama series Animal Kingdom; check them out here…

Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman as her second in command. Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary and Finn Cole also star.

Animal Kingdom season 3 is set to premiere on May 29th on TNT.

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