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Exclusive: Slender Man is Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This October from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Featuring the modern-day boogeyman for a generation of horror fans, Slender Man is coming home in time for Halloween, as we can exclusively reveal that the horror film based on the viral character created by Victor Surge will be unleashed on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, following an October 19th digital debut. In addition to the movie's Blu-ray and DVD cover art, we've also been provided with the official release details to share with Daily Dead readers!

The Slender Man Blu-ray and DVD releases will each come with featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast." Below, we have the official press release with full details, as well as a look at the cover art:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. – Fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso
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Trailer For an Old West Horror Thriller Called The Wind

If you're a fan of westerns and a fan of the horror film genre, I've got a trailer her for a movie that you don't want to miss. It's called The Wind and it looks like a great old west thriller that I know I'd enjoy. I love this kind of stuff!

The film was directed by Emma Tammi and is set in the western frontier in the late 1800’s. A woman moves to the American frontier to settle it with her husband, but an evil presence soon makes itself known and infects her with paranoia. Here's the full synopsis:

With The Wind, director Emma Tammi and writer Teresa Sutherland have embarked on a nightmarish yet empathetic exploration of domestic solitude, skilfully conjuring — in bone-chilling visual and sonic strokes — an indescribable spectre that seems to emanate from the abysses of the night itself.Unravelling across a series of flashbacks that
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Interview: Javier Botet Talks Getting into Character for Mara, Finding Freedom on Two Pigeons, and More

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Arriving in theaters and on VOD this Friday is Clive Tonge’s Mara, a supernatural thriller centered on a paranormal entity of the same name who strikes her victims by utilizing sleep paralysis as a weapon.

Daily Dead recently spoke with Botet about his creative process on Mara, how he approaches collaborating with filmmakers on bringing their visions to life, and he even discussed the freedom he experienced recently on Two Pigeons (aka Freehold), in which he plays a stowaway living inside a guy’s apartment and takes full advantage of his stealthy status, as the makeup-free experience allowed him to really let loose.

So great to speak with you, Javier. In terms of Mara, and maybe this applies to other movies as well, but when you're coming on to do a character like this, what is your process as an actor? Do you work out the physicality before the makeup process,
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Q&A: Writer/Director Mathieu Turi on Blending Genres and Working with Javier Botet for Hostile

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Stranded in a car wreck in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Juliette (Brittany Ashworth) has to fend off a strange creature who isn't interested in giving her a hand in Hostile. With the new horror movie out now on VOD platforms and DVD from 4Digital Media, we caught up with writer/director Mathieu Turi to discuss combining genres, the influence of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, and working with Javier Botet.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Mathieu. How and when did you first come up with the idea for Hostile?

Mathieu Turi: I previously did two short films, Sons of Chaos (2010), a post-apocalyptic/action/creature short which received official selection in multiple film festivals around the world and officially competed at Sitges in 2011. The second film, Broken (2012), is a love story/drama set in an elevator. So, in a way, Hostile is a mix of the two short films.
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10 Best Horror Movies of 2018 You've Already Missed

10 Best Horror Movies of 2018 You've Already Missed
We're barely past the midpoint and it's already been a great year for horror movies. A Quiet Place pleased critics and genre aficionados in droves, Hereditary left audiences shocked and gasping, Upgrade delivered unprecedented ultraviolence, and Annihilation found an unlikely yet enthralling intersect between fantasy and body horror. We've also seen solid sequels in Insidious: The Last Key, The First Purge, and Hellraiser: Judgment. And the best may be yet to come, with The Nun, The Predator, and Halloween all coming down the pike when it comes to 2018 horror Movies.

Sure, there have been some disappointments as well but there've also been some incredible genre offerings that have fallen through the cracks. If you're one of those cinephiles who complains there's nothing new or original horror movies being produced these days, you simply aren't looking hard enough.

But hey, that's what I'm here for: To separate the wheat from the
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Exclusive First Look at New Slender Man Photographs from Original Creator Eric “Victor Surge” Knudsen

Eric "Victor Surge" Knudsen is the original creator of Slender Man, having conjured the iconic character nearly one decade ago in a Photoshop competition. For years, Surge offered glimpses of the Slender Man haunting humans with his imposingly tall, terrifyingly tentacled form in photos shared online. Now, Surge has brought the Slender Man back to the online realm. With a movie based on the urban legend slated to haunt Us theaters this Friday from Screen Gems, we've been provided with an exclusive look at two photos of the Slender Man ahead of the movie's release, giving readers a closer look at the enigmatic character's ominous presence over the years.

After a period of Slender Man sighting inactivity from Victor Surge, he just recently started posting a series of new photos and explains the reason why:

As a child, I was plagued by terrible sleep paralysis that made me feel like someone was always watching me.
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Watch the New Trailer for Slender Man

"He gets in your head like a virus..." With Slender Man now slated to haunt Us theaters on August 10th from Screen Gems, a new trailer has been released for the horror film, giving horror fans a deeper look at how the titular character can infect your mind... and make you lose it.

Directed by Sylvain White from a screenplay by David Birke (based on the character created by Victor Surge), Slender Man stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet as Slenderman. One of the most talented performance artists working today, Botet also recently played the Neibolt House hobo in the new It movie as well as "KeyFace" in Insidious: The Last Key.

Synopsis: "In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing,
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Film News Roundup: Dermot Mulroney, Melora Walters Join ‘Hard Luck Love Song’

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Film News Roundup: Dermot Mulroney, Melora Walters Join ‘Hard Luck Love Song’
In today’s film news roundup, Dermot Mulroney will play a meth head, production wraps on the transgender drama “Relish,” and Tom Everett Scott’s “Danger One” gets a release.


Dermot Mulroney and Melora Walters have joined the music-inspired independent feature “Hard Luck Love Song” opposite Sophia Bush and Michael Dorman, Variety has learned exclusively.

Commercial director Justin Corsbie will helm from a script he wrote with Nicholl semifinalist Craig Ugoretz, based on the Todd Snider song “Just Like Old Times.” Allison Smith, Douglas Matejka, and Corsbie are producing; executive producers are Peter Scalettar and Christian Monti.

Hard Luck Love Song” follows Dorman’s down-on-his-luck troubadour, who finds himself at an existential crossroads as his bad decisions catch up with him. His world spins into further upheaval after a chance encounter with an old flame, played by Bush.

Mulroney’s character is a sketchy meth head with a dangerous side.
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from the New Supernatural Horror Movie Along Came The Devil

What starts as a casual campfire hangout among friends quickly turns into an encounter with the spirit world in our exclusive clip from Along Came the Devil, coming soon to theaters and home media from Gravitas Ventures.

Below, you can watch eerie events unfold in the distance in our exclusive clip from Along Came the Devil.

Directed by Jason DeVan, Along Came the Devil stars Jessica Barth, Matt Dallas, Sydney Sweeney, Madison Lintz, Heather DeVan, and Bruce Davison. Gravitas Ventures will release the film in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD platforms beginning August 10th.

Synopsis: "Ashley is sent to live with her estranged Aunt Tanya . While in her old hometown she has visions of her deceased mom, driving her to contact the spirit world. Ashley unknowingly unearths a demonic force, which leaves her loved ones fighting for her soul. The film also stars Matt Dallas (Painted Woman), Bruce
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Watch the Trailer for Along Came The Devil, Starring Sydney Sweeney from The Handmaid’S Tale

Not every spirit is a good spirit in Along Came the Devil, a new horror movie coming to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD beginning August 10th from Gravitas Ventures. Ahead of its release, we have a look at the film's trailer and key art.

In Along Came the Devil, after the death of her mother, Ashley (Sydney Sweeney) moves in with her aunt Tanya, begins to see visions, and decides to contact the other side... and nothing good usually comes from doing that. Directed by Jason DeVan, Along Came the Devil stars Jessica Barth, Matt Dallas, Sydney Sweeney, Madison Lintz, Heather DeVan, and Bruce Davison.

Synopsis: "Ashley is sent to live with her estranged Aunt Tanya . While in her old hometown she has visions of her deceased mom, driving her to contact the spirit world. Ashley unknowingly unearths a demonic force, which leaves her loved ones fighting for her soul.
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Exclusive clip from sci-fi thriller Mad Genius starring Spencer Locke and Chris Mason

Ahead of its VOD release this coming week, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the sci-fi thriller Mad Genius starring Spencer Locke (Insidious: The Last Key) and Chris Mason (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists). Check it out here courtesy of Film Mode Entertainment

See Also: Watch the trailer for Mad Genius here

Mad genius and hacker, Mason Wells has a mission to “hack the human mind” in order to save humanity, but first must reconcile his multiple alter egos. His most threatening alter ego, Finn pushes Mason to do whatever is necessary to accomplish their mission including theft, bribery and intimidation.

As their mission reaches the brink of danger, they become hunted by a nihilistic madman named Eden after they steal his technology and discover that he is working on the exact same project that they are. Ultimately, Mason discovers the only way to defeat Eden may be the ultimate hack,
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'Jurassic World' comfortably holds off 'Hereditary' at UK box office

Horror film Hereditary opens with £1.9m.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.32


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added £7.2m in its second weekend, a drop of 32%, to move it to £25.6m to date.

By comparison, previous franchise entry Jurassic World posted a £11.1m second weekend and sat at £38.5m after 11 days (Fallen Kingdom has been on release for 12 days), meaning the latest film is tracking quite far behind.

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New releases were few and far between at the UK box office this weekend, with distributors keeping clear of the headline-dominating mania that comes with the opening of a football World Cup.
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Blumhouse Partners With Tang Media On Chinese Horror/Thriller Pics

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Blumhouse Partners With Tang Media On Chinese Horror/Thriller Pics
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and China’s Tang Media Partners have set an agreement to co-develop and co-finance a series of Chinese-language horror/thriller features beginning with American Nightmare, an La-based project. The films will be made in both the Middle Kingdom and the U.S. and released in China, the partners said at the Shanghai International Film Festival today.

The pact is designed to capitalize on China’s rapid box office growth and audience demand for diverse content — Blumhouse recently saw its first release in the Proc with Happy Death Day in February. The partnership will combine powerhouse Blumhouse’s expertise with Tmp’s knowledge of the Chinese market and is eyed to see the two companies explore new business models through multiple distribution platforms.

Tmp owns Global Road Entertainment and has film and TV production and distribution operations in China. Blumhouse’s 2018 slate includes the previously released
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Young YouTube Viewers Subjected To Graphic Pre-Rolls For ‘Insidious’ Horror Film

A handful of young YouTube viewers received a terrifying scare six months ago when graphic ads for a horror film ran before innocuous-seeming clips.

Two ads for Sony Pictures' Insidious: The Last Key -- one of which featured a humanoid creature probing the throat of a distressed young woman with claw-like fingers -- ran before a Frozen music video, an instructional Lego-building clip, a scene from the cartoon Pj Masks, and two Minecraft videos. The issue came to light after three parents contacted the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (Asa), a regulatory council, which has upheld the complaints, per the BBC.

In addition to the three children, two adults also filed complaints to the Asa about the distressing ads.

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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss 2018 Horror Movies on a New “Report Card” Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

With another school year coming to an end, it’s once again time for students to get those anticipated (or dreaded) grades, and the horror genre is no exception on the latest episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

School's out on a new episode of Corpse Club, as the co-hosts celebrate the start of summer by reflecting on the horror movies released so far in 2018. Making their own report cards that are scarier than any test scores they ever brought home, Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, and Derek Anderson give each month a cinematic grade as they discuss the horror films that have thrilled and chilled them so far this year. With sharpened pencils and polished apples in hand, the co-hosts discuss Insidious: The Last Key, The Cloverfield Paradox, Annihilation, The Ritual, The Strangers: Prey at Night, A Quiet Place, Truth or Dare, Rampage, and many more genre movies released between January
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Leigh Whannell May Not Return To Write Insidious 5

After the release of Insidious: The Last Key, the future of the franchise might be uncertain. Mainly because its co-creator, Leigh Whannell, hasn’t written Insidious 5 yet and might not write it at all.

When asked about why he may not move forward in a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting, here’s what he said:

“I’m not sure if I’m going to be involved in all honesty. I love the films and franchise and it’s been a good experience, but the question is always do I have anything to offer. Maybe a fresh set of eyes is the best thing for this franchise if they’re going to continue it. So we’ll see.”

While this announcement may make loyal fans disappointed, there is plenty of logic to Whannell’s decision. The storyline involving Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne’s characters is finished, as the writer himself has said.
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Blu-ray Review – Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

Insidious: The Last Key, 2018.

Directed by Adam Robitel.

Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, and Ava Kolker.


Parapsychologist Elise Rainier if forced to confront her past when she is called back to the house where she grew up to take on the ghosts that still reside there.

This is starting to get a bit confusing now as not only was James Wan responsible for the hugely successful The Conjuring franchise and its ever-increasing offshoots but before that he was responsible for kickstarting the Insidious series which, some may argue, is a more tempting well to keep drawing from than the semi-fictional exploits of Ed and Lorraine Warren. However, four films in, Wan is no longer directing and the timeline has gone to pot, with 2015’s Insidious: Chapter 3 acting as a prequel to the first two movies and now Insidious: The Last Key
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‘Catch-22’: Tessa Ferrer & Jay Paulson Cast In George Clooney’s Hulu Limited Series

‘Catch-22’: Tessa Ferrer & Jay Paulson Cast In George Clooney’s Hulu Limited Series
Mr. Mercedes‘ Tessa Ferrer and Jay Paulson (Mad Men) have joined the cast of Catch-22, Hulu’s high-profile limited series co-starring and directed by George Clooney, from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie and Christopher Abbott star.

Based on Joseph Heller’s novel, Catch-22 follows Captain John Yossarian (Abbott), a U.S. Air Force soldier in World War II who can’t understand why thousands of people who have never met him want to kill him. Desperate to impress his superiors, Colonel Cathcart (Chandler) keeps raising the numbers of the missions his men have to fly, but Yossarian is driven half-mad by his will to live. He wants to complete his service and leave, but his efforts are blocked by Catch-22 — a ridiculous bureaucratic rule that pilots don’t have to fly if they are certified insane, but unfortunately for the men the same rule also states that
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‘Greatest Showman’ Tops Disc Sales Charts as ‘Last Jedi’ Slips to No. 2

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After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century Fox.

The Greatest Showman,” a musical biopic about circus showman P.T. Barnum, took the No. 1 spot the week ended April 14 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and Npd VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“The Last Jedi” slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many discs as the Fox musical, which earned over $173 million in U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both the overall and Blu-ray disc sales charts was Sony Pictures’ successful “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

The No. 4 spot on the two sales charts went to two different new releases. On the overall disc chart, season three
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'Peter Rabbit' becomes Sony's highest-grossing non-Bond UK release

Family feature only behind the four most recent Bond titles.

Peter Rabbit has become Sony Pictures Entertainment’s highest-grossing UK release outside of the James Bond franchise.

The film hit £38,475,923 on Friday, taking it past the lifetime grosses of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, which is on £38,465,082.

The company’s highest-grossing title remains Bond film Skyfall, which is the UK’s second highest-grossing film of all time on £103.2m, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens on £123.2m.

Fellow Bond films Spectre (£95.2m), Casino Royale (£55.6m) and Quantum Of Solace (£51.2m) form Sony’s top four releases in the UK, with Peter Rabbit now fifth.
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