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Contest: Win The Devil’S Dolls on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory looks to possess horror fans with the Blu-ray release of The Devil's Dolls on Tuesday, December 6th, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Devil's Dolls.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Devil's Dolls Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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"The Devil’S Dolls - A serial killer's curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by giving
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Watch The Devil’S Dolls Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

We have more news to share with our readers today regarding Padraig Reynolds's The Devil's Dolls. Four Blu-ray clips have been released by Scream Factory that tell the story of a sleepy Mississippi town inadvertently plagued by a curse unleashed by a serial killer's talismans. Check out the high-def clips and the official trailer before The Devil's Dolls is released on Blu-ray next Tuesday, December 6th.

"The Devil’S Dolls - A serial killer's curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by giving them handmade "worry dolls" just before bedtime. But when several of these talismans — which once belonged to a notorious mass murderer — find their way into the hands of unsuspecting residents of a small Southern town, it sets off a grisly wave of bloodshed. The latest from Rites of Spring
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Scream Factory to Release I Am Not A Serial Killer, The Devil’S Dolls & More on Blu-ray / DVD

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Scream Factory is decking the halls with horror this December with four new Blu-ray releases of IFC Midnight movies: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Let's Be Evil, The Devil's Dolls, and Shelley.

From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have Four new IFC Midnight films planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this Dec!

The Devil’S Dolls - A serial killer's curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by giving them handmade "worry dolls" just before bedtime. But when several of these talismans — which once belonged to a notorious mass murderer — find their way into the hands of unsuspecting residents of a small Southern town, it sets off a grisly wave of bloodshed. The latest from Rites of Spring director Padraig Reynolds is a voodoo-slasher shocker bursting with scarily inventive kills.
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Watch: Exclusive “Hallway Horror” Clip from The Devil’S Dolls

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Detective Darcy (Kym Jackson) has a violent encounter with the possessed in our exclusive clip from Padraig Reynolds's The Devil's Dolls, coming out in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms today from IFC Midnight.

"A serial killer’s curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by telling them to handmade “worry dolls” just before bedtime. But when several of these talismans—which once belonged to a notorious mass murderer—find their way into the hands of unsuspecting residents of a small Southern town, it sets off a grisly wave of bloodshed. The latest from Rites of Spring director Padraig Reynolds is a voodoo-slasher shocker bursting with scarily inventive kills. Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, and Tina Lifford star.

The Devil's Dolls opens September 16th in select theaters, VOD, and via digital platforms from IFC Midnight.
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Horror Highlights: Zombie Coloring Book, Q&A with Bb Director Cj Wallis, The Disappointments Room, The Devil’S Dolls Stills, All Through The House

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Killing Time with the Infinite Z provides adult living dead fans with 36 pages of zombie killing mayhem, and today we have a look at the cover and title page for the coloring book. Also in today's Highlights: a Daily Dead Q&A with Bb writer/director Cj Wallis, a new clip from The Disappointments Room, images from The Devil's Dolls, and iTunes release details for All Through the House.

Killing Time with the Infinite Z Cover Art: "Killing Time with the Infinite Z is an adult coloring book celebrating the zombie genre. This coloring book offers 36 exciting pages following the fanciful tales and exciting adventures of 4 people living in the Zombie filled future. Each page is beautifully and meticulously illustrated and the story is lighthearted and engaging. This book is sure to keep any coloring enthusiast entertained for a long time."

To learn more about Killing Time with the Infinite Z,
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New Photos for IFC Midnight’s The Devil’S Dolls; Hits Theaters/VOD Next Week!

I absolutely loved Padraig Reynolds’ newest film, The Devil’S Dolls (read my review over at Fangoria). It feels like a Southern Gothic masterpiece and really knows how to hit your nerves like a ton of bricks. Opening September 16th on VOD and in theaters (the film’s opening night at Hollywood’s Arena Cinema will also host a cast and crew Q&A following the film), to celebrate, the gang over at IFC Midnight sent us these photos to get you fright fanatics excited for this one, because, well…ya should be.

A serial killer’s curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by telling them to handmade “worry dolls” just before bedtime. But when several of these talismans—which once belonged to a notorious mass murderer—find their way into
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September 2016 VOD Releases Include The Shallows, Antibirth, The Neighbor

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You can tell just by September’s VOD offerings that we are definitely inching our way closer to another Halloween season, as we have 12 different titles hitting VOD and various digital platforms this month. Things kick off on September 2nd with Danny Perez’s surreal Antibirth from IFC Midnight, and just a few days later, The Neighbor (the latest collaboration between Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton) comes home as well.

Both The Neon Dead and The Shallows hit VOD on September 13th, and two more horror films—The Devil's Dolls and Tell Me How I Die—arrive just a few days later on digital platforms everywhere.

Other notable VOD releases for September include Blood is Blood, Halloween Party, The People Garden, A House is Not A Home, Subterranea, and The House on Pine Street.

Blood is Blood (Multicom Entertainment Group) – September 1st

For privileged siblings Brie, Daniel, Crew, and Jess,
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The Devil’S Dolls Official Trailer & Poster

An official trailer and poster have been released for IFC Midnight’s upcoming horror film, Padraig Reynolds’ The Devil’s Dolls. Watch the story of The Devil’s Dolls unfold as a sleepy, southern town in Mississippi is devastated by a curse unleashed by a serial killer’s talismans.

“A serial killer’s curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by telling them to handmade “worry dolls” just before bedtime. But when several of these talismans—which once belonged to a notorious mass murderer—find their way into the hands of unsuspecting residents of a small Southern town, it sets off a grisly wave of bloodshed. The latest from Rites of Spring director Padraig Reynolds is a voodoo-slasher shocker bursting with scarily inventive kills. Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, and Tina Lifford star.
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IFC Midnight Sets Out to Scare The hell out of you with Trio of Excellent Horror Films!

IFC Midnight is doing one hell of a job putting out some solid, scary as all hell films, ranging from possessed children to serial killers and everything in between and I for one, couldn’t be more excited about the trio below. Do yourselves a favor and put these babies on your calendars, they all three look like unique, bold visions of horror and terror.

Antibirth (August 29th, theaters, VOD)

Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy,
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Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick

Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick
Exclusive: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.

UK genre specialist Jinga Films has sold three of its titles to North America in deals closed at the Cannes Marché.

Padraig Reynolds’ supernatural horror Worry Dolls [pictured] has been picked up by IFC Midnight, which in recent years has handled the Us releases of horror films including Can Evrenol’s Baskin and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook.

Starring Christopher Wiehl (Jericho), Kym Jackson (Iron Sky) and Samantha Smith (Transformers), the film follows a detective racing against the clock to save his eight-year-old daughter from a voodoo curse. IFC previously released director Reynolds’ debut feature Rites Of Spring.

Jinga has also sold Ruth Platt’s thriller The Lesson to Shout! Factory. Starring Robert Hands (Shine), Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalova and Tom Cox, the film follows a bullied school teacher who has a mental breakdown, resulting in a terrifying
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Round-Up: Mezco’s Chucky Action Figure, Shudder Labs, Hologrid: Monster Battle, Volumes Of Blood Blu-ray / DVD, Haunting At Foster Cabin VOD

This five-inch Chucky figure from Mezco Toyz doesn’t ship until this fall, but he can be pre-ordered right now. Also in this round-up: an update on Shudder Labs’ 2016 filmmaking programs, gaming details and a trailer for HoloGrid: Monster Battle, Volumes of Blood Blu-ray / DVD info, and Haunting at Foster Cabin‘s VOD debut details.

Chucky Action Figure: Press Release: “Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” is now a 5-inch action figure, Mezco’s latest edition to its ever-expanding line of Chucky merchandise.

Mezco’s designers have created an all-new sculpt in an all new scale that not only captures the look of Chucky but the very essence of his red-haired menace. Every detail has been captured; from his classic coveralls to his striped shirt. His glistening, insane eyes, his sneering lips, and his shocking
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From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and 'Heartbreaking' Youth as a Child Star

From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and 'Heartbreaking' Youth as a Child Star
Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker and for headlining her own sitcom, has died, She was 69. In 1985, just ahead of her 40th birthday, the actress sat down with People to discuss love, career and her troubled past. Read the profile below:

"Little Patty Duke is gonna be 40 next year? Wow! How can that be? I'd swear she was 18 just a minute ago!"

Little Patty Duke – and at an even five feet she still Is little – giggles at her self-parody. "That's exactly how I feel about it," she says, "like someone who's been watching
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From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and 'Heartbreaking' Youth as a Child Star

From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and 'Heartbreaking' Youth as a Child Star
Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker and for headlining her own sitcom, has died, She was 69. In 1985, just ahead of her 40th birthday, the actress sat down with People to discuss love, career and her troubled past. Read the profile below:"Little Patty Duke is gonna be 40 next year? Wow! How can that be? I'd swear she was 18 just a minute ago!" Little Patty Duke - and at an even five feet she still Is little - giggles at her self-parody. "That's exactly how I feel about it," she says, "like someone who's
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From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and Troubled Upbringing

From the People Archive: Inside Patty Duke's Life and Troubled Upbringing
Patty Duke, best known as Helen Keller in the 1962 film The Miracle Worker and for headlining her own sitcom, has died, She was 69. In 1985, just ahead of her 40th birthday, the actress sat down with People to discuss love, career and her troubled past. Read the profile below:"Little Patty Duke is gonna be 40 next year? Wow! How can that be? I'd swear she was 18 just a minute ago!" Little Patty Duke - and at an even five feet she still Is little - giggles at her self-parody. "That's exactly how I feel about it," she says, "like someone who's
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Studiocanal takes ‘Worry Dolls’ for UK

Studiocanal takes ‘Worry Dolls’ for UK
Padraig Reynolds’ second feature will be released in Q3 2016.

London-based genre specialists Jinga Films has sold Padraig Reynolds’ horror feature Worry Dolls to Studiocanal for the UK and Ireland.

The film, which premiered in Frightfest’s Discovery strand this year, stars Christopher Wiehl (Jericho) as a detective investigating a sequence of voodoo-related murders.

Also starring Kym Jackson (Iron Sky) and Samantha Smith (Transformers), Worry Dolls was produced by Christopher Wiehl, Greg Haggert, Padraig Reynolds and Danny Kolker. Wiehl and Kolker also wrote the screenplay.

Jinga Films also previously handled Reynolds’ debut feature Rites Of Spring.

Studiocanal has previously distributed two Jinga titles, Hellions in 2015 and Blood Moon in 2014, both of which received limited theatrical runs.

Studiocanal’s Head of Marketing Hugh Spearing speaks at the Screen Film Summit, London, 10 December. Book tickets: www.screenfilmsummit.com
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Frightfest 2015: ‘Worry Dolls’ Review

Stars: Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, Tina Lifford, Samantha Smith, Yohance Myles, Kennedy Brice, Brea Grant, R. Brandon Johnson | Written by Danny Kolker, Christopher Wiehl | Directed by Padraig Reynolds

It’s been quite some time since I saw Padraig Reynolds’ debut feature Rites of Spring back at Glasgow Frightfest 2012 and since then Reynolds has been pretty silent on the directing front. However, being a huge fan of that film there was no way I was passing up the chance to see yet another slice of Reynolds’ particular style of Southern Gothic.

Much like Rites of Spring mixed genres, taking in crime drama and traditional stalk and slash horror, by way of Southern horror like Jeepers Creepers; Worry Dolls mixes old-school voodoo with the tropes of classic 80s slashers (yes, this is yet Another Frightfest movie to utilise the sterotypes of the slasher genre) in a tale that – like Last Girl Standing
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Ten Best: Indie horrors to watch on TheHorrorShow.TV

We’re just over a month away from Halloween and there are no less than four major UK horror festivals on the horizon, so what better time to take a look at you choice of “home video” horror – with ten of the best independent horror movies to rent or buy on TheHorrorShow.TV

The Top 10, in no particular order, are…

Camp Dread

Mixing the slasher movie with reality TV doesn’t seem like the best idea for horror movie, especially considering the mainstream backlash against both genres, but surprisingly Camp Dread manages to overcome it’s much-maligned origins. Of course any slasher movie set at a summer camp is going to be filled with the tropes of the genre and this film is no different – although this time around the stereotypes and cliches which would typically hinder such a production actually work in its favour. By embracing what made the
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Forbidden Love: Five Horror Romances So Wrong They're Right

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Forbidden Love: Five Horror Romances So Wrong They're Right
Since the days when Dracula swooned his sweethearts with his hypnotic gaze to modern twinkling Twilight love connections, we horror fans have been obsessed with forbidden love. How many times in horror cinema have we seen a woman cling to her misshapen, monstrous lover? How many times have we seen a wretched man lament his dearly departed? We love messed up love stories, and we're taking a look at some of our favorite horror movie couples. These may not have been matches made in heaven, but… you know, they're close enough! Buffy and Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer Sure, Buffy fans will point to Angel as her one true love... and sure, that in and of itself is a pretty sordid tale of vampire/slayer love. But come on! If you want steamy, sexy, "it ain't right but it feels alright" love, you've got to go with Buffy and Spike.
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‘Before Dawn’ & ‘Rites Of Spring’ Lead The Horror Channel’s Impressive Cult Season

We’ve received the details of The Horror Channel’s superb Autumn’s line-up. It’s a season celebrating the genre’s cult classics which includes Nic Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth and Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom. However, we must make a shout out to Dominic Brunt’s intense and intimate zombie thriller Before Dawn and Padraig Reynolds’ head-twising harvest horror and festival fave, Rites Of Spring. Both indie offerings are well worth a watch and make their UK television premieres this November. You can also click on those two titles to read my reviews.

Horror Channel celebrates British horror classics with a Brit-cult season

Plus UK TV premiere for Dominic Brunt’s zombie love story Before Dawn

November on Horror Channel sees network premieres for a memorable collection of strange cult oddities and forgotten British horror classics, kicking off with the network premiere of Nicolas Roeg
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Horror channel to air UK horror season this November

November on Horror Channel sees network premieres for a memorable collection of strange cult oddities and forgotten British horror classics, kicking off with the network premiere of Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie. Joining Bowie in the realm of the weird and wonderful is Roy Boulting’s psychological ground-breaker Twisted Nerve, Michael Powell’s controversial (and classic) Peeping Tom, Robert Fuest’s Hitchcockian And Soon the Darkness and Jimmy Sangster’s Hammer classic Fear in the Night.

Also, there are UK TV premieres for Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt’s directorial feature film debut Before Dawn, Lulu Jarmen’s disturbing Bad Meat (review) and Padraig Reynold’s festival favourite Rites of Spring (review).

The line up in full:

Fri 1 Nov @ 22:55 – The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, this cult classic stars David Bowies (in
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