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SXSW 2018 Women Directors: Meet Jenn Wexler — “The Ranger”

The Ranger

Jenn Wexler is a writer-director and a producer for NYC’s Glass Eye Pix. Her producing credits include “Darling,” “Like Me,” and “Most Beautiful Island.” “The Ranger” is her directorial debut.

The Ranger” will premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 12.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Jw: Punk kids from the city clash with an overzealous park ranger in a candy-colored, retro-style horror/thriller.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

Jw: I’m a huge fan of ’80s punk movies like “The Return of the Living Dead,” and “Class of 1984,” and the teen slashers of the late ’90s are largely responsible for my personality, so I wanted to create a comic-book-style slasher film that encapsulated these influences.

W&H: What do you want people to think about when they are leaving the theater?

Jw: On one level, “The Ranger
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Three New Characters Revealed For The Punisher Season 2

Marvel Studios is in the process of developing The Punisher Season 2 for Netflix and today they have revealed three new characters that will be joining the series along with the actor who will play them. Those actors include Josh Stewart (Insidious: The Last Key, Shooter), Floriana Lima (Lethal Weapon, The Family), and Giorgia Whigham (Scream, Sierra Burgess is a Loser).

Josh Stewart will be taking on the role of John Pilgrim, "a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world."

Floriana Lima will play Krista Dumont, "a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans."

Then there's Giorgia Whigham who will play Amy Bendix, "a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past."

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television had this to say in a statement:

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The Punisher Season 2 May Adapt Garth Ennis' "The Slavers" Story Arc

Marvel is currently prepping up for production on The Punisher Season 2 and thanks to some recently revealed character breakdowns, it looks like we might know what the story will entail. The information in those character breakdowns points to the second season possibly adapting Garth Ennis' acclaimed "The Slavers" story arc from the comic book in the mid-2000s.

In a recent report from That Hashtag Show, Marvel is looking for two actor to take on the role of a couple of characters who will be series regulars. Those characters are Annie Bier and Kim Davis.

For Annie, they want to cast an 18-year-old female to play a 16-year-old and the character is described as, "someone who is used to the streets and is both scrappy and aware of her environment." As for Kim, they want and actress in her mid-30s of any ethnicity and she will be a therapist.
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Five Things You Never Knew about Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum was a well-known writer of horror fiction. Examples of his works range from Off Season and The Girl Next Door to Red and The Woman, both of which have been turned into movies. Unfortunately, Ketchum passed away on January 24 of 2018, having succumbed to cancer at the age of 71. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Jack Ketchum: Jack Ketchum Is a Pen Name It is interesting to note that Ketchum was the pen name of Dallas William Mayr. Furthermore, it wasn’t his first pen name, seeing as how that

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Author Dallas Mayr, aka Jack Ketchum, Has Passed Away

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When it came to writing about the horrors of real life and the human monsters that walk among us, there was perhaps no one better than author Jack Ketchum, aka Dallas Mayr, and we're sad to share the news that Dallas has passed away at the age of 71.

Jack Ketchum's official website confirmed the news of Dallas' passing, and fellow author and close friend Christopher Golden also shared the news on Twitter, mentioning that Dallas had been fighting cancer for a long time.

When it came to writing visceral prose that pulled no punches, Dallas was a master. Whether writing about cannibals in Off Season, an old man seeking revenge for his dog in Red, or a pregnant woman trying to survive demented kidnappers in Right to Life, Dallas dug deep into tormented psyches and harrowing situations, shining an unforgiving light on both the humanity and depravity of all-too-real horrors
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Inside Review

For roughly the first third of 2018’s Inside, I felt sympathetic towards a remake whose original “equal” is highly regarded amongst genre crowds. Yet as plot similarities fade, freedoms from comparative shackles prove themselves to be rather trivial and unaffecting. From the director of Kidnapped (a thriller I dig) and the co-writer of [Rec] (an outbreak nightmare I adore) comes a head-scratching tale of coincidental deaths on par with neither of their previously taught accolades. Points awarded for deviating from Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s brutalization so noticeably, but lordy, this is some serious “scream at the screen” kind of frustration at times.

Rachel Nichols stars as Sarah Clark, a pregnant widow trying to cope with a recent car accident that took her husband’s life. On this particular night during the Christmas holiday season, she goes to bed knowing her mother is en route and neighbors are keeping watch
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Casting News Bleeds from the Pages of Artik

We’re always on the lookout for new and, more importantly, interesting projects to get our ghosts. The new flick Artik may just do the trick. Word has come across our desk that Lauren Ashley Carter (Jug Face, Darling, The Woman) and Chase Williamson (The Guest, Bad Match, John Dies at the End) have joined the […]

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Filming set to start on Lucky McKee produced ‘Don’t Look There’

Produced by Lucky McKee (May, The Woman, All Cheerleaders Die), director Richard Zelniker’s new thriller Don’t Look There is set to begin filming this winter.

A mystery/thriller about a clinical psychologist (Emmanuelle Vaugier) who’s on a downward spiral as she treats a new patient (Kenny Johnson) that suffers from premonitions. As their sessions deepen, a detective (Kirk Acevedo) solicits her help in hunting down an elusive serial killer terrorizing Detroit during the holiday season.

The film, which stars Natalie Alyn Lind (The Gifted, Gotham), Kirk Acevedo (Insidious: The Last Key, Band of Brothers, Fringe), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw 2, CSI: NY), Keesha Sharp (Marshall, Lethal Weapon), Michelle Krusiec (The Invitation) ,Kenny Johnson (Swat, Bates Motel), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, Drones), Shane Graham (AMC’s The Son, Ride), Kevin Johnson (Ozark), Erin O’Brien (Tremors, Clinton Road), Dave Sheridan (Victor Crowley, Ghost World), Cj Valleroy (Unbroken) and Pip Dwyer (It,
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Halloween 2017: 11 Movies You Should Watch on Shudder

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We’re in the last remaining days of October, meaning many of us will be trying to cram in as many horror movies as possible between now and Halloween. For my last round of Shudder picks this month, I thought I’d go with a much looser theme: there’s nothing that ties these titles together except that they’re really good movies I think you should watch. Some you may recognize, others may be less familiar to you. All of them are worth streaming on Shudder.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, dir. James Whale) It’s not officially October without the Universal Monsters, so big thanks to Shudder for adding most of the big ones to their expanding library of streaming options. There’s no wrong choice when it comes to the classics, but I’ll make the case that Universal never got better than The Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale
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John Cusack is a Pissed Off Sniper in the Trailer For His New Thriller Blood Money

John Cusack stars in a new action thriller called Blood Money and today we have the first trailer for you to watch. Cusack plays a sniper in the film who gets bent out of shape when three friends camping in the woods find a shit ton of money that he stole. As greed starts to infect everyone, things start to fall apart and Cusack will do what he needs to to get his money back. Here's the official synopsis:

Three friends (Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist) on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hell-bent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other.

This actually doesn't look like a bad movie. It's been awhile since I've seen Cusack make something decent, so I wasn't sure what to expect. While it may not be anything awesomely exciting, it still looks like it could be entertaining.
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Lucky McKee Boards The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot

Lucky McKee, the man who brought us May and The Woman, has joined as a producer on Epic Picture Group’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot, according to FrightFest co-director Alan Jones. Jones writes, “Fab news. Lucky McKee… Continue Reading →

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John Cusack to Star in Thriller ‘Broken Ridge’

John Cusack to Star in Thriller ‘Broken Ridge’
John Cusack has come on board the independent thriller “Broken Ridge.”

Greenlight International will be introducing the project, to be shot in Alabama this summer, to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lucky McKee is directing from a script by Raul Inglis and Joshua Wagner. The story is set in the Great Smoky Mountains and follows two brothers who investigate a series of murders. The producers are Matthew Robert Kelly, Rob Weston and Gerry Pass.

Cusack and McKee teamed up in the chase thriller “Misfortune,” which was shot last year in Georgia and is currently in post-production. “Don’t Breathe’s” Daniel Zovatto and Willa Fitzgerald also star, with Cusack portraying a quick-witted businessman who had left everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money.

Cusack has credits dating back to the mid 1980s with “The Sure Thing” and “Sixteen Candles.” His
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Lauren Ashley Carter Faces Off With Gags The Clown!

Lauren Ashley Carter Faces Off With Gags The Clown!
Genre favorite Lauren Ashley Carter (The Woman, Jug Face, Darling, The Mind’s Eye and Pod) has joined the cast of Gags. She will play Heather Duprey, a local news reporter forced to cover her city’s recent creepy clown problem and in turn uncovers something much more sinister. The film also stars Jesse C. Boyd (The Walking Dead, The Choice and High on the Hog), […]
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Horror Highlights: Camera Obscura, The Bigfoot Project, Splathouse Productions’ Blue Caveman, Justice Served, Black Rose

This summer, the fine folks over at Chiller Films will release Aaron B. Koontz's feature directorial debut, Camera Obscura, in theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital on June 13th. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have release details for The Bigfoot Project, Justice Served, and Black Rose, as well as information on Splathouse Productions' Blue Caveman Indiegogo campaign.

Camera Obscura Release Details: Press Release: "New York, NY – April 11, 2017 – Chiller Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated horror thriller Camera Obscura, in theaters on June 9 and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13. The film is written by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns and marks the theatrical directing debut of Koontz. The cast includes Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), Nadja Bobyleva (“Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (Siren, “Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye,
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The Walking Dead's Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Jadis' Origins and the 'Loveliest' Compliment Andrew Lincoln Paid Her

The Walking Dead's Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Jadis' Origins and the 'Loveliest' Compliment Andrew Lincoln Paid Her
When The Walking Dead’s showrunner Scott Gimple told TVLine that viewers would dig the group being introduced in “New Best Friends,” I’ll admit I was skeptical. To me, the AMC drama already seemed overpopulated. But, after getting a load of Pollyanna McIntosh’s Jadis and her fantastically freaky junkyard collective, I’m eating my words. They. Are. Awesome. Even series lead Andrew Lincoln agrees. “One of my loveliest moments on set,” the Scottish actress says, “was when he turned around and went, ‘You guys are weird. I like you.'”

PhotosWalking Dead‘s 22 Most Painful Deaths

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Newswire: Barbara Crampton recommends 5 outstanding horror movies in a Shudder exclusive

February is Women in Horror month, and to celebrate the eighth annual incarnation of this bloodcurdling event, horror-only streaming service Shudder has put together several collections—including one called “A Woman’s Touch” that features films from female directors—highlighting women’s contributions to the genre. Today, The A.V. Club has an exclusive video premiering another of those collections, guest curated by actress, producer, and fierce champion of horror movies Barbara Crampton.

In the video, Crampton talks about her earliest brush with movie terror at a screening of The Exorcist, as well as explaining the logic behind her five picks for recommended viewing on Shudder. Crampton’s picks are thoughtfully considered, reflecting her appreciation for her fellow actors (she specifically praises Pollyanna McIntosh’s performance in The Woman) as well as her longtime collaborator Stuart Gordon. Here are her five picks, for the curious:

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985)

Castle ...
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Sundance Midnight Memories: May (2002) and The Woman (2011)

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[Welcome back, readers! With the 2017 Sundance Film Festival beginning this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the great midnight movies that have come out of the fest over the years. Click here for more Midnight Memories from Daily Dead!]

It’s unfortunate that when many fans hear the names “Lucky McKee” and “Sundance” mentioned in the same sentence, the first thing that comes to mind is an incident in which an audience member had a total public meltdown after the festival screened McKee’s fourth feature (fifth if you count Red, which he co-directed), The Woman, in 2011. After the movie—an adaptation of a novel of the same name he co-wrote with Jack Ketchum—premiere as part of Sundance’s Midnights program, an irate man stood up and began shouting that the movie was “disgusting” and that it degraded both men and women. The freak-out was caught on video and went viral within the film community, garnering The Woman a reputation as a piece of art so potentially transgressive and shocking that it would warrant such a response even before most people saw the movie.

The bummer of the
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 2 – More Black Friday Deals, Movie Box Sets, Hallmark Ornaments & More!

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Happy Black Friday, everyone, and welcome back for Day 2 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate your way through the horrors of the shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print (see below) that all of our giveaway winners will receive with our amazing prize packs that feature a collection of items, including movies, graphic novels, the Duddy in Motion Stranger Things print,
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"I just wanted to go crazy and stab a guy a bunch of times" by Paul Risker

"They seem naive on the outside, waif-like" - Lauren Ashley Carter

Lauren Ashley Carter is an actress who has exhibited a nuanced onscreen presence, from the submissive housewife in Lucky McKee’s The Woman to the self-described “toxic, bitchy asshole” Lyla in Mickey Keating’s Pod. Now she is collaborating with Keating for a second time on Darling, the story of a woman who takes over caretaking duties of a large New York house. After an encounter with a friendly stranger (Brian Morvant), she spirals into madness, experiencing unsettling and nightmarish flashbacks that set the stage for this deceptively vulnerable woman to reveal a more sinister and violent nature.

Reflecting on her career thus far, Carter explained: “With the performances I have been very fortunate to pick things and to find scripts that I really love. I always try to do something that I haven't done before. It is not really a business strategy,
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Horror Highlights: In A Valley Of Violence Poster, Two Minutes With Tom Holland, Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival

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Relax with the latest Horror Highlights brought to you by your friends here at Daily Dead. The first of three items today is a new poster for festival darling, In a Valley of Violence. Also: GoFundMe details for the 22-episode documentary Two Minutes with Tom Holland and a look at Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival's program announcement.

Check Out The New In a Valley of Violence Poster: Focus World will release In a Valley of Violence in select theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on October 21st, 2016.

“A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog (YouTube sensation Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley — landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once-popular
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