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DC Universe Cancels Swamp Thing

Only one episode into its first season, Swamp Thing has been canceled by the streaming service DC Universe.

Multiple outlets, including Deadline and Entertainment Weekly, report that DC Universe has decided not to move forward with Swamp Thing, which premiered on the streaming service on Friday, May 31st.

Warner Bros. has not officially commented on the cancellation, but Deadline reports that the streaming service is being "reevaluated" following the "At&T acquisition of Time Warner."

Back in April, StarNews reported that the show's previously planned 13-episode first season had been cut down to 10.

At this point, it looks like a new episode of Swamp Thing will continue to be released every Friday until this season comes to an end. Time will tell if the series can find a home at a different streaming service or network, and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.

Based on the
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What’s Coming to Hulu in June 2019

  • Variety
If you’re not already, Hulu should get you in the summer mood with its June releases. Go to summer camp with the slasher flick “Friday the 13th” — and seven sequels. Listen to the breezy tune “Stuck in the Middle With You” from “Reservoir Dogs.” Compare thee to a summer’s day with “Shakespeare in Love” and “Hamlet.” Go surfing with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze with “Point Break.” Or if for some reason summer is getting you in a nihilistic mood, go on a Bret Easton Ellis binge with “American Psycho” and “Less Than Zero.”

And if that wasn’t enough, Hulu is bringing back its original series “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a third season.

See the full list of titles below.

June 1

Ask Dr. Ruth: Documentary Premiere

100 Things to do Before High School

The 13th Warrior

A Brilliant Young Mind

Along Came a Spider

American Loser

American
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Does ‘Ma’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

There’s no bad time of year to release a horror movie, something that Universal is banking on by dropping the Octavia Spencer flick “Ma” this weekend against “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Rocketman.”

There’s a lot going on in “Ma,” which tells the story of a group of teenagers deciding to hang out with a middle aged veterinarian’s assistant (Spencer) after she buys them alcohol one day. Naturally, of course, things are not quite as they seem with Ma — this is a horror movie after all — and after a while everything starts to go wrong.

A lot of horror movies end with teases for sequels — I think back to the original “Friday the 13th” film, which famously had the protagonist character attacked by Jason Voorhees at the end of the movie as the credits rolled. That turned out to just be a dream, but one that
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Watch the Official Trailer for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Series

Ahead of its May 31st premiere on DC Universe, the official trailer for the live-action Swamp Thing series has risen from the murky depths of the swamp, giving viewers an in-depth look at the show's nightmarish atmosphere and infection-fueled scares.

Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman.

The series stars Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland, the human version of Swamp Thing. The cast also includes Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Jeryl Prescott, Maria Sten, and Ian Ziering.

In addition to executive producing the series, Verheiden and Dauberman co-wrote the first episode, which is directed by Wiseman. Here's the official synopsis:

"Swamp Thing follows Abby
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More Than 50 Great Classic Horror Movies You Can Stream for Free This Memorial Day Weekend

Excited for the long weekend and looking to catch up on some classic horror movies, but you’re on a budget (or maybe you just love a great deal)? Here’s a list of more than 50 different horror movies that are currently streaming for free on both the Tubi and Vudu platforms, featuring slashers, creature features, sci-fi/horror mash-ups, cult classics, and films from the likes of George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, and so many more talented horror greats.

The only caveat is that you have to endure some advertisements and then you’re all set with endless terror-filled entertainment choices for this Memorial Day Weekend. Also, keep in mind that this list doesn’t include all the great horror that’s currently streaming on both services, so be sure to poke around to see all the excellent other genre films they offer as well.

Happy viewing!
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Swamp Thing Season 1 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Even as a diehard DC fan, I must confess that I was somewhat surprised when I first learned that Swamp Thing would be among the first shows to premiere on the DC Universe streaming service. After all, this character has mostly been a cult favorite for much of his publishing history, though a surge in pop culture notoriety did occur back in the early 1990’s.

If you’re old enough to remember, then you should recall when Swampy was fresh off two feature films and couple TV shows starring him were developed. One was a bizarre anthology-style live action series, while the other was animated – and had a goofy theme song to boot. Naturally, a toy line spawned from the latter, which was much appreciated by a seven-year-old Eric Joseph.

In the time since, I’ve kept the character at arm’s length
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The Flash Season 5 and Arrow Season 7 home-entertainment release details revealed

Warner Bros. has announced the home entertainment release of season five of the DC superhero series’ The Flash which arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and digital on August 27th and the seventh season of Arrow which is set for release on August 20th, check out the cover artwork and special feature details below…

Just in time for the sixth season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, you will be bolting into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2019. Fans will be able to speed-watch all 22 electrifying episodes from the fifth season, plus the show’s 2018 Comic-Con Panel, three featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more! All three DC Crossover: Elseworlds episodes will be available only for fans who purchase the Blu-ray set. The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at
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Flash Season Five Zips onto Disc 8/27

  • Comicmix
Burbank, CA – Just in time for the sixth season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, you will be bolting into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2019. Fans will be able to speed-watch all 22 electrifying episodes from the fifth season, plus the show’s 2018 Comic-Con Panel, three featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and more! All three DC Crossover: Elseworlds episodes will be available only for fans who purchase the Blu-ray set. The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $39.99 Srp for the DVD ($51.99 in Canada) and $44.98 Srp for the Blu-ray ($52.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (available in the U.S.). The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Shortly after defeating The Thinker, Barry Allen/The Flash and his wife,
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Tom Holland’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital/VOD on July 23rd from Lionsgate

After giving a generation of horror fans nightmare fuel with Fright Night and Child's Play, Tom Holland returns to the director's chair with Rock, Paper, Scissors, a new horror movie co-written by Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller (1980's Friday the 13th). Featuring a serial killer who likes to play twisted games, Rock, Paper, Scissors is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital/VOD on July 23rd from Lionsgate, and we've been provided with the official images, trailer, and cover art to share with Daily Dead readers.

"Don’t miss the chilling film Rock, Paper, Scissors, arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital/VOD on July 23 from Lionsgate. Luke Macfarlane, Michael Madsen, and Oscar® winner Tatum O’Neal star in this horrifying take on the hand game that pits a rehabilitated serial killer against his female neighbor. Written by Kerry Fleming & Victor Miller and Directed by Tom Holland, the Rock, Paper, Scissors Blu-ray
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Michael Madsen stars in director Tom Holland’s Rock, Paper, Scissors

Lionsgate has announced the home entertainment release of the upcoming thriller Rock, Paper, Scissors. Directed by Tom Holland (Child’s Play), the film stars Luke Macfarlane as a rehabilitated serial killer who was recently released from a psychiatric care who finds himself menaced by the officer (Michael Madsen) who put him away; watch the trailer here…

From the writer of Friday the 13th and the director of Child’s Play comes this tale of a serial killer that’s been cured… or has he? Released from a mental hospital, Peter is haunted by memories of childhood abuse and murder victims while being menaced by the cop who put him away. His only friend is pretty neighbor Monica, who says she wants to interview him for a book… but does she have a more sinister scheme in mind?

Rock, Paper, Scissors is set for a Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on July 23rd.
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Hulu in June: Here’s Everything That’s Coming and Going

  • The Wrap
Hulu has released its list of content arriving at the streaming service this June, as well as everything that will no longer be available to watch there after June 30.

At the top of the must-watch list is season three of Hulu Original “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which was notably pushed back to a June premiere date in order to ensure it would “maintain the quality it has,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals, said at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in February. The first three episodes of the new season premiere on Hulu June 5, after which new episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Another Hulu Original of note is “The Weekly” series from The New York Times, coming June 3. Each half-hour episode will feature a Times journalist investigating one of today’s most pressing issues, with new issues being explored each week.

Also Read: Elisabeth Moss
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‘Hellraiser’ to Return With Help From ‘The Dark Knight’ Writer David S. Goyer

‘Hellraiser’ to Return With Help From ‘The Dark Knight’ Writer David S. Goyer
Freddy, Jason, and Chucky have all gotten the reboot treatment, so why not Pinhead? In news that was probably inevitable, “Hellraiser” is being revived courtesy of Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group — and “The Dark Knight” writer David S. Goyer has been tasked with both writing and producing the project. Based on Clive Barker’s novella “The Hellbound Heart,” the franchise consists of 10 films (the first of which was written and directed by Barker himself) dating back to 1987 and a number of comic books as well.

“Clive and I go back more than 30 years together. For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative ‘Hellraiser’ haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead,” Barber said in a statement. “David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of ‘Hellraiser.’”

Goyer’s other screenwriting credits include “Dark City,” the “Blade” trilogy,” “Man of Steel,
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Voorhees Trailer #2 Has Jason Killing Criminals in Friday the 13th Fan Film

Director Cody Faulk has released the second trailer for his Friday the 13th fan film Voorhees, and the video also reveals the movie's release date. The movie will appropriately release on September 13th of this year, which is, of course, Friday the 13th. Funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign and featuring a feature length storyline with all-practical FX, the movie should be an entertaining watch for big fans of the popular horror franchise. Better yet, Voorhees will be free to watch on YouTube when it is released.

This fan film gives Jason another group of victims to slice through, far different from the teenage camp counselors we might expect. Now, he sets his sights on a gang of robbers hiding out in the woods of Crystal Lake, hoping to avoid getting caught by pursuing police officers. It's there where Jason begins to pick them off one by one, with their
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What’s Coming to Amazon Prime in May 2019

  • Variety
Amazon Prime apparently doesn’t want you sleeping this month. From Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 horror film “Suspiria” debuting on the streamer May 3, to all seven of the “Friday the 13th” movies dropping on May 31, the month has a lot of scares in store for Amazon Prime subscribers.

But non-horror fans also have a lot to look forward to. Those looking for a dark laugh can find it in the the long-awaited second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” making its premiere on May 17, and if you’re looking for a new thriller to binge-watch, look no further than “Sneaky Pete” which will return for its third season on May 10.

Amazon is making subscribers wait for the bulk of their new additions with most titles being added on the last day of the month. Once the clock strikes midnight on May 30th, though, a variety of titles will
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in May 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in May, including the third season of the crime drama “Sneaky Pete”; the sophomore season of the seriocomic “Fleabag” ; and the first installment of the supernatural “Good Omens.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video in May including the horror film “Suspiria”; a slew of films in the “Friday the 13th” franchise; and several entries in the “Night of the Living Dead” series.

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2019. Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of May.

See Netflix schedule: Here’s
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Mari-An Ceo (‘Timeless’ costume designer) will miss the ‘exhausting’ and ‘exciting’ time travel drama [Exclusive Video Interview]

“It was a dream job,” declares costume designer Mari-An Ceo about the series “Timeless,” and that’s because they got to go “back in time” and “do something different every week and every episode.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Ceo above.

See With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ upon us, here’s why Marvel deserves (gasp!) an Honorary Oscar

This NBC series starred Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter and Malcolm Barrett as a trio of time travelers who try to prevent a mysterious organization from changing the course of history as we know it. Throughout its two seasons, the series took viewers back to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Salem Witch Trials, Hollywood’s golden age, and the Battle of the Alamo, to name a few. It wrapped up its run with a two-hour Christmas special that took place during both California’s Gold Rush and the Korean War’s Hungnam evacuation.
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Watch a New Teaser Trailer for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Series

After its first teaser video emerged from the murky depths, a new teaser trailer for the live-action Swamp Thing series has been released ahead of its May 31st premiere on DC Universe.

You can watch the new teaser trailer for the new Swamp Thing series below. As previously reported by Wilmington's StarNews (via Bloody Disgusting), production on the Swamp Thing series is expected to end after 10 episodes instead of the originally planned 13. At this time, it looks like horror fans will still have a full season of Swamp Thing to look forward to, just with a few less episodes.

Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman. The series stars Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland,
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Mortal Kombat 11 Leak Teases That Evil Dead’s Ash Is Coming As Dlc

With Mortal Kombat 11 set to release in just a few short days, the leaks, rumors, and speculation have begun to ramp up. While developer NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have already shown off the game through reveal events and previews, as launch day gets closer, one thing remains unclear: what characters will be arriving as Dlc?

Thankfully, some rather clever data miners have shed a bit of light on that matter. As reported by GameRant, a recent leak of the game’s Nintendo Switch version has revealed a handful of fighters that will be coming as Dlc, and there’s one name that will be very familiar to horror fans.

The Mortal Kombat 11 data mine leak lists “Ash” as an upcoming downloadable fighter. While this information has yet to be officially confirmed by NetherRealm or Warner Bros., it seems that “Ash” refers to Ash J. Williams, the hero
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5 Recent Horror Movies That We Hope Will Be The Start Of A Franchise (& 5 We Don't)

The most lucrative movies to be turned into franchises right now are comic book movies. But there’s always been a place for horror franchises at the multiplex, either an endless slew of slasher rehashes like Friday the 13th or an interconnected universe like Cloverfield. No moderately successful horror movie is safe from being forced into a franchise.

Related: The Best Horror Movies of 2018

Even Happy Death Day got a sequel that turned it into a Back to the Future Part II homage. So, with many burgeoning horror franchises on the horizon, here are 5 Recent Horror Movies That We Hope Will Be The Start Of A Franchise (And 5 We Don’t).
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Watch the Teaser Video for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Series

Following reports that production had ended a little earlier than expected on DC Universe's Swamp Thing, the streaming service has released a teaser video for the series, giving viewers their first look at Derek Mears as the titular character and confirming that the series will still premiere on May 31st.

You can watch the first teaser video for the new Swamp Thing series below. According to Wilmington's StarNews (via Bloody Disgusting), production on the Swamp Thing series is expected to end after 10 episodes instead of the originally planned 13. At this time, it looks like horror fans will still have a full season of Swamp Thing to look forward to, just with a few less episodes.

According to a previous press release from DC Universe, "the series follows Abby Arcane [Crystal Reed] as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana, only
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