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The Haunting Of Sharon Tate Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital June 4th

Experience a truly chilling account of one of history’s most infamous crimes when The Haunting of Sharon Tate arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital June 4 from Lionsgate. Starring Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, and Lydia Hearst, the chilling film follows one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder cases. The Haunting of Sharon Tate Blu-ray and DVD include an audio commentary with writer-director Daniel Farrands and a never-before-seen featurette, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Based on one of Hollywood’s most chilling murder cases, this thriller follows pregnant 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Plagued by terrifying premonitions, Sharon sees her worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly cult.

Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Special Features

· Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Daniel Farrands
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Come To Daddy Acquired by Saban Films for Us Distribution

A potential bonding opportunity between estranged father (Stephen McHattie) and son (Elijah Wood) takes a demented turn when some surprise visitors show up in Ant Timpson's feature-length directorial debut, Come to Daddy. Following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and ahead of its screening at the Overlook Film Festival, Come to Daddy has been acquired by Saban Films for Us distribution.

A theatrical release for Come to Daddy is being planned, but an exact release date has yet to be announced. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they are revealed.

In the meantime, we have the full press release and previously released clip below, and in case you missed it, read Heather's Tribeca interview with Timpson and Wood.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired Us rights to producer Ant Timpson’s directorial debut Come to Daddy,
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Review: "Charlie Says"

Screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Now in Theaters. This post was originally published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, arriving in July, isn’t the first Manson Family murders / Sharon Tate-related movie hitting theaters during the 50th anniversary year of those abominable crimes.

The first out was The Haunting of Sharon Tate starring Hillary Duff, which was largely dismissed as exploitative. The second, newly arrived in theaters, is Charlie Says (Sharon Tate, played by Grace van Dien, is a very minor character in the film). Tarantino’s film will feature Margot Robbie as the doomed actress. And still a fourth picture is coming, a biographical drama called Tate starring Kate Bosworth, though its focus will not be on the actress’s murder. This true crime story is quite obviously all the rage in Hollywood at the moment.

Whether or not
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The Manson Girls Are Explored In “Charlie Says”

2019 is shaping up to be the year where Charles Manson and his horrific crimes are repeatedly depicted on screen. So far, we’ve seen the atrocious film The Haunting of Sharon Tate turn the Manson Family’s spree into exploitation horror. If you’ll recall, I listed it as one of the worst movies of 2019 so far. Later on this year, Manson will be a figure on the periphery of events in Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. That has the possibility of being one of the year’s best. Now, this week sees the release of Charlie Says, a contained look at the women in Manson’s circle. It’s an interesting flick, though one that ultimately ends up underwhelming. The film is half told in flashbacks, filling in gaps as needed. Essentially, the story for Charlie Says centers around the young women who
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Michael Shannon, Fortitude to tempt Cannes buyers with 'Swing'

Fortitude CEO Nadine de Barros announced today that Academy-award nominee

Michael Shannon has come on board to star in the romantic coming-of-age drama Swing, which Fortitude will introduce to buyers next week in Cannes.

Howard Deutch will direct the film, described as being in the vein of the Dead Poets Society and Friday Night Lights.

Set in the world of elite varsity rowing circa 1999, Swing tells of a group of friends and crew teammates in their last year of university whose lives are changed forever when a Vietnam vet takes over as coach of their dysfunctional team.

Former soldier Vojin Gjaja
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Charlie Says Review: Matt Smith Charles Manson Movie Gets Lost in the Dark

Matt Smith and Mary Harron's Charlie Says attempts to shift the focus of Charles Manson's mythology to the women he brainwashed.

Charles Manson is having a big year. Actually that moment occurred back in 1969, during a fateful summer he and his cult ended in mass murder. But with the grisly 50th anniversary upon us, we’re getting every sort of cinematic reworking from exploitative dreck like The Haunting of Sharon Tate to whatever the heck Quentin Tarantino is up to these days. Despite being a small, pathetic little monster desperate to act the big man, folks inexplicably can’t let Charlie go.

Charlie Says wisely avoids the cult of worship around Manson and even attempts to do the rare thing and change the often male gaze of the madman to a female one that’s studying the young women he brainwashed into murdering for him. The result attempts
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Tyler Johnson Cast on The Young & The Restless as Theo Vanderway

A Genoa City hunk is getting a new face! Actor Tyler Johnson has been cast on The Young & The Restless as Theo Vanderway and will make his debut in the episode scheduled to air on Monday, June 3. Although the character has first appeared in the episode that aired on May 9, played by actor Nic Luken, who was best known for playing Jonah on Nashville. Johnson will take over in less than a month. Theo is a colleague of Kyle Abbott’s from his time in New York, although the soap wouldn’t divulge any further information about the character or what kind of drama he might get wrapped up in when he arrives in town. But seeing as how Summer is a little upset with Kyle right now, maybe she’ll make a play for his former colleague? View this post on Instagram De Niro to the Dinero #texwatson #hauntingofsharontate A post shared by W.
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Horror Highlights: The Haunting Of Sharon Tate Home Media Release Details, Insanitus, On The Trail Of Bigfoot

The Haunting of Sharon Tate will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms on June 4. Also: release details for both William P. Thomson's novel Insanitus and On the Trail of Bigfoot.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Release Details: "Street Date: 6/4/19

Blu-ray + Digital Srp: $21.99

DVD Srp: $19.98

Program Description

Experience a truly chilling account of one of history’s most infamous crimes when The Haunting of Sharon Tate arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital June 4 from Lionsgate. Starring Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, and Lydia Hearst, the chilling film follows one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder cases. The Haunting of Sharon Tate Blu-ray and DVD include an audio commentary with writer-director Daniel Farrands and a never-before-seen featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Based on one of Hollywood’s most chilling murder cases, this thriller follows pregnant
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Matt Smith Looks Creepy As Charles Manson On New Charlie Says Poster

2019 is set to be a big year when it comes to seeing Charles Manson in cinemas. This month, for instance, The Haunting of Sharon Tate touched down and has Ben Mellish in the role opposite Hilary Duff as the killer’s most famous victim. But that’s not all, as soon we’ll see Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which will feature Damon Herriman’s take on the figure when it drops in July. And in between, we’ve got Charlie Says, which is headed for cinemas on May 17th.

The movie had its premiere back in the fall at the Venice Film Festival, and since then, the critics have been pretty mixed on it. As it stands, Charlie Says sits at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews, with many feeling that Matt Smith is miscast as the titular murderer. Nonetheless, the marketing campaign continues on and below,
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‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

Lionsgate Home Entertainment have announced a June 4th simultaneous release date for The Haunting of Sharon Tate on Blu-ray with 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, DVD and Digital HD.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate stars Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett and Lydia Hearst, and is based on the now 50-year old real-life tragic story of aspiring pregnant actress Tate. The former wife of director Roman Polanski and some friends were in the wrong house at the wrong time when members of Charles Manson's cult paid them a visit.

A pair of bonus features will accompany all versions of The Haunting of Sharon Tate on home video. They are:

Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Daniel Farrands

“Premonitions: The Haunting of Sharon Tate” Featurette

Heres's a look at The Haunting of Sharon Tate Blu-ray and Digital combo cover art as well as the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-L0dk6zuyE
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'The Haunting of Sharon Tate' Director on Casting Hilary Duff and Handling Controversy

'The Haunting of Sharon Tate' Director on Casting Hilary Duff and Handling Controversy
This summer marks 50 years since cult leader Charles Manson and his followers murdered actress Sharon Tate and four others in her home on Aug. 8, 1969, in addition to Leno and Rosemary Labianca the next day.

Hollywood is marking the anniversary of the Tate-labianca murders in three films: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, IFC Films’ Charlie Says and the first of the bunch, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, a horror flick that re-imagines the actress’ final days. It is now available on VOD and opened in select theaters over the weekend.

Writer-director Daniel Farrands says the anniversary had ...
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It’s Scary How Bad “The Haunting Of Sharon Tate” Is

For the moment, we can put aside how much this project is in bad taste. The Haunting of Sharon Tate takes a tragic real life murder and makes a crappy horror flick out of it. Moreover, it gets supernatural agency to an actual criminal act. All on its own, that would be terrific. Worse, the film itself is almost unwatchable, that’s how bad it is. When a movie does as many things wrong as this one does, you wonder how it got made in the first place? Tasteless in concept, misguided in execution, and an utter bore, this is among the worst that 2019 has produced so far. Seriously, you have no idea how awful this is, and I sincerely hope you never find out. In case the title didn’t spell it out for you, this is a tale of how Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff) met her demise, and of course,
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Debra Tate Blasts Director of Hilary Duff's Sharon Tate Horror Movie

  • TMZ
Debra Tate is unmoved by the olive branch extended by the director who cast Hilary Duff to play her sister, Sharon Tate, in a horror movie ... because Debra says it's just an attempt to cover his ass. Debra, who started blasting Daniel Farrand's independent film from the jump, tells TMZ ... the director only reached out to her After the movie was complete, sending her a letter explaining what he was trying to express in "The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
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Q&A with The Haunting Of Sharon Tate Writer/Director Daniel Farrands

After focusing on the DeFeo family in The Amityville Murders, writer/director Daniel Farrands tells the story of Sharon Tate and her friends in the days leading up to their tragic murders in the Hollywood Hills in the new movie The Haunting of Sharon Tate. With the movie out now from Saban Films in theaters and on VOD platforms, we caught up with Farrands in our latest Q&A feature to discuss taking a sensitive and sincere approach to telling the story of those murdered by Charles Manson's followers, exploring themes of fate and destiny, and working with a dedicated cast that includes Hilary Duff and Jonathan Bennett.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us again, Daniel! Congratulations on the upcoming release of The Haunting of Sharon Tate. When did you first become interested in the tragic story of what happened to Sharon Tate and her
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‘The Haunting Of Sharon Tate’ Is A Repugnant Exploitation Of A Tragic & Senseless Crime [Review]

Shock, exploitation, and horror have been comfortable bedfellows for decades. “Cannibal Holocaust,” “I Spit on Your Grave,” and “The Last House on the Left;” there are thousands of examples. While “elevated horror” (whatever that means) is getting its due right now, don’t worry, the horror-thriller “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” is still holding a candle for vile, misguided exploitation.

Continue reading ‘The Haunting Of Sharon Tate’ Is A Repugnant Exploitation Of A Tragic & Senseless Crime [Review] at The Playlist.
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Director Daniel Farrand Talks Making The Haunting Of Sharon Tate [Interview]

The grizzly murders of Sharon Tate and her friends at the hands of members of the Manson Family are notorious, having not only grabbed headlines at the time they occurred but in the decades since, there have been numerous books, television shows and movies, both fictional and otherwise, that in some way feature the events surrounding the tragic deaths.

Despite that, no project has tackled the material quite like Daniel Farrand's new movie The Haunting of Sharon Tate.

The movie traces the final days of Sharon Tate's life, played here rather well by Hilary Duff, mixing fact with fiction to create an interesting psychological thriller about a young woman dealing with the doubts and stresses of li
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‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’ Film Review: Sleazy Thriller Exploits Manson Murders

  • The Wrap
‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’ Film Review: Sleazy Thriller Exploits Manson Murders
On the night of August 8, 1969, Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger and Steven Parent were brutally murdered by the Manson Family. It was one of the most shocking and horrifying crimes of the 20th century, a tragedy that still reverberates 50 years later.

And now… there’s a really bad slasher movie about it.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate” is a ghoulish film that dramatizes these heinous slayings like a particularly tacky pulp thriller, using snippets of documentary footage to remind us that this story is true and deserves more respectful and nuanced treatment than writer-director Daniel Farrands (“The Amityville Murders”) seems able to provide. The lives of Tate, Sebring, Frykowski, Folger and Parent are reduced to stock horror archetypes, trapped in an underwritten and ultimately insulting thriller, with a conclusion that strives for profundity and fails in spectacular fashion.

Watch Video: Hilary Duff Fights for Survival in Trailer
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Review: The Haunting Of Sharon Tate Explores Themes of Fate and Reality with Emotional Resonance

  • DailyDead
I have to admit that I was originally skeptical about The Haunting of Sharon Tate. There are just so many pitfalls to making a movie about an event so ingrained in public consciousness as the murder of Sharon Tate and four other people at the hands of Charles Manson’s followers, not the least of which is the potential to turn a real tragedy into exploitative tripe played for jump scares. I soon realized, though, that while The Haunting of Sharon Tate may not be a perfect film, writer/director Daniel Farrands acknowledges that the events of August 9th, 1969 were horrendous, and he reminds the audience of this by creating an atmosphere of dread and melancholy that permeates the film.

After a somber prologue that shows the aftermath of the murders, the film jumps back to show Tate (played by Hilary Duff) and company in the days leading up to the grizzly killings.
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Film Review: ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’
Over the years, I’ve consumed my share of movies — documentaries, dramatizations, deconstructive punk curios — that play off the Manson murders. The quality of this genre (and by now it is a genre) is hit-or-miss, yet I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Manson film that wasn’t on some level trying for something, for a new shade of insight into that uniquely horrific and resonant chapter of the American dream-turned-nightmare.

But now, I’m afraid, the track record is broken. “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” may be the first “serious” Manson drama that represents a case of pure, unadulterated cheeseball exploitation. The film has nothing of remote fascination to add to the Manson dialogue that some of us have been carrying on for decades. It doesn’t bring you closer to the events; if anything, it seals you outside of them. But the movie’s petty folly
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‘Haunting of Sharon Tate’ Review: Hilary Duff and the Manson Murders — What Could Go Wrong?

Daniel Farrands’ unfathomably bad “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” poses a number of provocative questions. The first is asked by Edgar Allen Poe in a stanza of on-screen text: “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?” Hmm. The next comes from the film’s casting director, whose name has been omitted from this review in order to protect the under-the-line talent: “What would it look like if the most culturally seismic killings of 1969 were amateurishly dramatized by Lizzie McGuire, Citizen Kane’s great-granddaughter, Lindsay Lohan’s love interest from ‘Mean Girls,’ and a smattering of attractive young actors who look more like ‘Vanderpump Rules’ characters than they do the members of a racist death cult?” And then — spoiler alert! — there’s the question that ties the whole room together: “What if the Manson Family murders were given the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ treatment and re-imagined as
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