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Rememory Starring Peter Dinklage Available on Blu-ray & DVD November 28th

An official selection from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Rememory arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 28 from Lionsgate. When an inventor turns up dead, a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage) steals his latest invention: a device able to extract, record and play a person’s memories. The Rememory Blu-ray™ and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette and audio commentary with writer-director Mark Palansky and actor Peter Dinklage. The Rememory Blu-ray™ and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.

The film explores the unexplained death of Gordon Dunn (Donovan), a visionary scientific pioneer whose body is found shortly after the unveiling of his newest work: a device able to extract, record and play a person’s memories. Gordon’s wife, Carolyn (Ormond), retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Dinklage) shows up.
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Ten Terrible Movie Titles

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Movie titles don’t necessarily make or break a movie on their own, but this is a look at ten movies where their titles didn’t do them any favors.

In the realm of zaney movie titles, I can appreciate those that are trying to be fun or silly, like 1964’s The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies or even Dude, Where’s My Car? Those are passable because they actually give you an idea of what to expect while perhaps generating a chuckle or a shake of the head. I can even deal with lame puns and wordplay in titles, as long as they make sense for the material at hand. Examples include Blacula! or Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. Even titles that are so straightforward they end up being dumb aren’t lying or misleading to us, and so they shouldn’t
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Amityville: The Awakening Coming to Google Play & Select Theaters This October, Watch a New Clip

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If you've been waiting to take another visit to 112 Ocean Avenue, your patience is about to be rewarded. Following several release date changes, Amityville: The Awakening will be released by Dimension Films this October, and we've been provided with a new clip from the film that features Bella Thorne investigating her new home's creepy confines.

From October 12th–November 8th, you can watch Amityville: The Awakening for free on Google Play, and the latest entry in the long-running franchise will also be released in select theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween.

We have additional details on the movie below, as well as the new clip (which debuted on EW), previously released trailer, and a set of photos. Will you be paying 112 Ocean Avenue a visit this October?

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2017) – Forty years later, something is stirring again as a new family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville: The Awakening,
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Exclusive: Daniel Farrands Talks The Haunting on Long Island: The Amityville Murders

We cannot even begin to tell you how stoked we are that Daniel Farrands (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, The Haunting in Connecticut, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers) is readying The Haunting on Long Island: The… Continue Reading →

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Cannes Marché reveals Frontières genre forum details

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Exclusive: Trio of projects garner praise from industry; dates set for Cannes producer pitching event.

The Cannes Marché has revealed details about the recently finished first edition of the Frontières Finance and Packaging Forum in Amsterdam (Feb 16-18) and the upcoming second session during the Cannes Film Festival (May 17 -28).

The second instalment in the genre pitching and networking event will take place on Saturday May 20 (10am-12pm) when the 12 Forum projects from international producers will have five minutes each to present and screen their proof of concepts to international industry in Palais K.

The event will mark the Marché’s first genre-specific proof of concept screening session.

Other Frontières Platform events in Cannes will include Frontières Goes to Cannes, a screening of footage from four work-in-progress films on Sunday May 21, and networking event Fantastic Fanatics Mixer.

Sponsor partners to join the Platform include Wallimage and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Existing backers
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'Love And Friendship', 'The Witch' producers selected for Frontières Finance Forum

Sherlock and Doctor Who director among filmmakers with projects at Amsterdam forum which is a partnership between the Cannes Marché and Montreal’s Fantasia.

A total of 12 projects will participate in the inaugural Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, set to take place February 16-18 in Amsterdam.

Initiated as part of the recent partnership between Fantasia International Film Festival and the Cannes Marché du Film, the event is an offshot of the Frontières International Co-Production Market (which takes place at Montreal’s Fantasia festival in July).

The forum will see industry experts assessing the dozen genre projects from a packaging perspective, analysing finance, marketing and distribution strategies.

Among the selected projects is a feature from Sherlock and Doctor Who director Rachel Talalay, House Of Stairs, and works from producers including Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch), Katie Holly (Love And Friendship) and Phyllis Laing (The Haunting In Connecticut).

The projects originate from eight different countries: Canada, France, Ireland
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'The Id' to debut on Blu-ray

Thommy Hutson's The Id Debuts on Blu-ray October 25th. The psychological thriller stars Elm Street's Amanda Wyss as a lonely woman pushed beyond the breaking point.

Read the full details below.

From The Press Release

Hutson Ranch Media and Panic Ventures, Inc. have announced that Thommy Hutson's indie thriller The Id will debut on Blu-ray October 25th. Starring genre fave Amanda Wyss (Tina in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street) as a lonely woman trapped in the abusive prison of her childhood home with her tyrannical father. A chance at real happiness sends her on a direct path with the confrontation she's avoided all her life, setting off a nightmarish world of nerve-shredding suspense and claustrophobic terror.

The Id, which won Best Thriller at The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, was directed by Hutson from a script by Sean H. Stewart and produced by Hutson and Daniel Farrands (The Haunting in Connecticut,
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Horror Highlights: In Case Of Emergency Cabinets, Psycho Therapy, The Devil’S Woods, Scream Li Website, Birthday

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In Case Of has launched an Indiegogo campaign for their emergency cabinets. For, you know, when the great zombie-pocalypse strikes. Also in today's Highlights: filming finishing details for Psycho Therapy, The Devil's Woods UK and Ireland DVD / VOD release details, the launch of, and a teaser trailer for Birthday.

In Case of... Cabinets: Press Release: "In Case Of, makers of handmade emergency cabinets modified with the "necessary" equipment and defence objects against supernatural, “fantastic”, humorous disasters, launched its “Protection Against the Ordinary” Indiegogo campaign!

In Case Of campaign is really important because every time that our Cabinets have been displayed, either physically or online, our return has been profound. But being a small company, we cannot handle increased demand. That's where you come in! Join our journey and support our project here!

13 thrilling perk categories are there for you to grab: Limited Edition Zombie Cabinets exclusively designed and offered for The Indiegogo campaign,
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"Conjuring" Crew Talk A Possible Third Film

At the world premiere of "The Conjuring" sequel on Tuesday night, the cast and crew were on hand to talk about not just the new film but about the chances of the franchise continuing.

Certainly all those involved seem keen on a third one. Screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes say they "definitely have a third in mind," actress Vera Farmiga said "just ask me".

The film's director James Wan was more hesitant but still open to the idea: "It depends on what happens this weekend... there could be many more movies because the Warrens have so many stories."

The films are based on the stories of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) with their most famous case being the Amityville Horror, the events of which take place between the first and second "Conjuring" film and won't likely form a part of this series.
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Horror Highlights: Seize The Night, Hologrid: Monster Battle, Chaos Theory, Exhibits, Mastersfx

Werewolves, vampire assassins, and government factions, oh my! After its run on the festival circuit, Seize the Night, starring the film’s director and producer, Emma Dark, will have a limited DVD release. Also: Kickstarter news for HoloGrid: Monster’s Battle, a look at the film Chaos Theory in its entirety, first details on Exhibits, and info on Todd Masters’ (founder of MastersFX) 2016 Daytime Emmy win.

Seize the Night Limited DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Seize The Night has been one of the most talked about short films on the independent horror scene over the past year. In its time on the festival circuit the film has won creator Emma Dark a Mmbf Rising Star award at Ireland’s The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, and featured in comprehensive national print articles
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The Jump Scare: A Defence

Edward Gardiner with a defence of the jump scare…

The Conjuring is a horror movie for people who don’t like horror movies.”

I like Mark Kermode. He’s one of the most respected film critics working today because of a fantastic (and rare) combination of insight, humour and honesty, and a genuine love for film, which has propelled him to the top of his profession – not to mention an enviable knowledge of the subject . I’ll listen to anything he says, read anything he writes, watch anything he makes. I respect his opinion whether I agree with it or not; in fact, one of the most enjoyable things about listening to the Wittertainment podcast he does with Simon Mayo every Friday is hearing him wax lyrically about a film I didn’t warm to, or vice versa, because I enjoy weighing up my opinion against someone who always has
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Raven Banner strikes deal with Buffalo Gal Pictures

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Raven Banner strikes deal with Buffalo Gal Pictures
Exclusive: The Canada-based distribution outfit has agreed a first-look deal with The Forbidden Room producers.

Toronto-based Raven Banner Entertainment, at the Efm kicking off sales on Owen Egerton’s horror-thriller Follow, has moved to bulk up its pipeline with a first-look financing and distribution deal with The Forbidden Room producers Buffalo Gal Pictures.

Buffalo Gal’s Insidious Pictures, a genre label behind such titles as Silent Night, The Lazarus Project, and The Haunting In Connecticut, will generate the projects.

The arrangement with Winnipeg’s Buffalo Gal is aimed at modestly budgeted, auteur-driven, elevated genre films for global audiences from renowned genre filmmakers and emerging Canadian talent.

Buffalo Gal president Phyllis Laing said: “Buffalo Gal is excited to bring its curatorial excellence to join the Raven Banner brand in cultivating genre films by talented emerging and established filmmakers.”

Michael Paszt and Andrew Hunt of Raven Banner added: “Buffalo Gals has a fantastic track record in production, and a deep
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Joy movie review: a mess to be mopped up

Even the miscasting of Jennifer Lawrence takes a backseat to the forced quirkiness, which David O. Russell cannot get his cast on the same page with. I’m “biast” (pro): love Jennifer Lawrence

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Oh no. Does David O. Russell have his first dud on his hands? I know lots of people aren’t thrilled with his 2004 film I Heart Huckabees (I like it), but for the first time since he realized that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper belong onscreen together — theirs is a chemistry that will be the stuff of Hollywood legend, I have no doubt — the result is something that never quite gels. Russell isn’t wrong about Lawrence and Cooper: it’s only when they are paired up here that the movie comes alive. But they’re not paired up onscreen anywhere
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Here’s a Supercut of Haunted Houses in Movies to Freak You Out Before Halloween

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Here’s a Supercut of Haunted Houses in Movies to Freak You Out Before Halloween
Featuring the terrifying hallways, doorknobs, and stairs (seriously, so many stairs) from Amityville, Babadook, and The Conjuring, among many others, this supercut should jog some of your favorite nightmares. Or at least give you a little laugh near the end. Poor 1408 John Cusack. Even though we are all 1408 John Cusack sometimes, try not to be 1408 John Cusack this Halloween:Also, here's the full list of films used (which is a solid list if you're still looking for classic fright-night movies), via Burger Fiction: The Changeling (1980) The Haunting (1963) The Exorcist (1973) The Amityville Horror (1979) The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Psycho (1960) The Woman in Black (2012) Trick R Treat (2008) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Poltergeist (1982) The Ring (2002) Donnie Darko (2001) Psycho (1960) Drag Me to Hell (2009) The Sixth Sense (1999) The House of the Devil (2009) The Others (2001) Night of the Living Dead (1968) Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Friday the 13th
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Iconic Horror Movie Houses - Video Supercut

Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell have created a great video supercut that features some of the most iconic horror movie houses that we've seen over the years. Some of the creepy and memorable homes featured in the supercut are in films such as The Exorcist (1973), Halloween (1978), The Shining (1980), and more. You can find a full list of films presented in the video below the embed:

Full list of homes:

The Changeling (1980)

The Haunting (1963)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)

Psycho (1960)

The Woman In Black (2012)

Trick R Treat (2008)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Poltergeist (1982)

The Ring (2002)

Donnie Darko (2001)

Psycho (1960)

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

The Changeling (1980)

The Haunting (1963)

The House Of The Devil (2009)

The Others (2001)

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Friday The 13th (1980)

The Babadook (2014)

The Grudge (2004)

The Ring (2002)

Mama (2013)

Sinister (2012)

Insidious (2010)

Mama (2013)

The Orphanage (2007)

Ils (2006)

The Shining (1980)

The Conjuring (2013)

A Nightmare On Elm Street
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The True Stories Behind 10 Unforgettable Horror Movies

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Whether you're a fright fanatic, a middle-of-the-row horror fan, or a "someone-dragged-me-here" who barely watches from between terrified, trembling fingers, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: a lot of recent horror movies are based on true stories. At least that's what the filmmakers would have us believe.

The all-too-common "based on a true story" or "based on true events," along with the less reliable "inspired by true events," have become ubiquitous additions to most horror movie marketing campaigns. But this is nothing new. Going all the way back to the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" iconic 1974 tagline -- "What happened is true. Now the motion picture that's just as real." -- the truth has always been an important tactic in upping the fear factor for audiences.

If events truly did happen, does that make it more frightening? The recent success of movies like "The Conjuring" (2013), "The Possession" (2012) and "The Haunting in Connecticut" (2009) point to a big "yes,
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*Updated* Daily Dead’s 2015 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

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*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair, so once again Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the coming weeks.

* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold (all times listed are Et/Pt)*

Thursday, October 1st

9:00am – Halloween Crazier (Travel Channel)

10:00am – Halloween Craziest (Travel Channel)

4:00pm – Firestarter (AMC)

6:00pm – The Last Exorcism (Syfy)

6:30pm – Pet Sematary (AMC)

8:00pm – My Babysitter’s a Vampire (Disney)

8:30pm – Stephen King’s Thinner (AMC)

10:00pm – Dominion Season 3 Finale (Syfy)

10:30 pm – Cujo (AMC)

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Round-Up: Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan Talk Poltergeist Remake, Salem Clips, Penny Dreadful Season 2 Video

Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan discuss the Poltergeist remake in a new video from 20th Century Fox. Also included in our latest video round-up are two clips from the next episode of Salem, as well as the Penny Dreadful Season 2 mashup, "Everything You've Heard."

Poltergeist: "Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Cast: Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen)

In Theaters - May 22, 2015, in 3D"


Salem: Episode four of Salem's second season airs tonight on Wgn America at 10:00pm Est:
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Video Round-Up: The Gift, Salem Season 2, Deep in the Darkness

A blast from the past keeps a close eye on a newly moved couple in The Gift, the directorial debut of Joel Edgerton, who also stars in the film alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, as shown in the film's first trailer. We also have a look at a new promo for Salem Season 2 and two clips from Scream Factory's upcoming Blu-ray release of Deep in the Darkness.

The Gift: "Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged....chances are there is someone out there who won't ever forget it...or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first,
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'Salem' Season 2 Extended Trailer: The Witch War Begins!

'Salem' Season 2 Extended Trailer: The Witch War Begins!
Wgn America has released an extended full-season trailer for its hit supernatural thriller Salem, just in time for the highly anticipated Season 2, which premieres on Sunday, April 5 at 10 Pm Et. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. Season 2 opens at the dawn of a Witch War. As the disease and devastation unleashed by a deadly supernatural ritual spread through the war-torn village, Salem's most powerful witch, Mary Sibley, must face off against adversaries old and new who are vying for her throne.

From creators and writers Brannon Braga (Cosmos, 24) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), Salem is a gripping one-hour drama that boldly re-imagines the infamous 17th-century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. The series stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant,Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg. New to the cast of Salem for Season 2 are Lucy Lawless,
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