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Happy Cyber Monday, everyone, and welcome back for Day 3 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 2016 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.

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Earlier this month, Daily Dead was invited, alongside a group of fellow journalists, to attend a special luncheon with the filmmakers behind Don’t Breathe, including co-writer/director Fede Alvarez, co-writer Rodo Sayagues, and producer Sam Raimi, in celebration of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release on Tuesday, November 29th.

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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and welcome to Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate 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.

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It’s no secret that I’m a pretty huge fan of Guillermo del Toro’s cinematic work, as well as his endless imagination and infectious enthusiasm for the world of genre films.

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For pretty much my whole adult life, I’ve been broken. No, I’m not talking about that nagging self-doubt and loathing I have whenever I’m writing (after nine and a half years, those feelings are something I will always contend with). What I am referencing is the fact that I can’t have kids, and for the last 20 years, I’ve often struggled with feeling like I’m not a “real” woman in society’s eyes.

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Hello, readers! Welcome back for another installment of one of our featured columns here at Daily Dead, Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema, in which we catch up with notable talent who have worked in the horror and sci-fi genres—both in front of and behind the camera—to discuss the films that inspired them to become the artists they are today.

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A24 recently released Bryan Bertino’s The Monster, and to celebrate the film’s opening, Daily Dead had the chance to speak with one half of the legendary team that brought the titular monstrosity to life, Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. During our interview, Gillis discussed how he and creative partner Tom Woodruff Jr. approached the design of the creature, his experiences collaborating with Bertino, and more.

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In 2008, writer/director Bryan Bertino scared the hell out of me (and millions of theatergoers everywhere) with the shocking home invasion film The Strangers. And while I didn’t fall head over heels for his follow-up effort, Mockingbird, as much as I did for his feature film debut, I thought the good far outweighed the bad on that project. Bertino’s latest, though, The Monster, is an absolute stunner in its execution; so simple yet relentless, with the film’s titular monstrosity becoming a metaphor for something much more than its unassuming title would otherwise suggest.

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A vibrant and eye-catching homage to the Technicolor films of the 1960s, writer/director Anna Biller’s The Love Witch is a seductive and clever twist on the gender politics, witch-centric cinema, and pulp storytelling of that era, all while keeping things set in modern times. Made with a tangible sense of affection, and featuring a star-making performance from Samantha Robinson, who flawlessly carries the film on her very capable (and lovely) shoulders, I was immediately smitten from the very first frame of The Love Witch, and wholly drawn into Biller’s intriguing tale of one woman’s desperate search to find her true love.

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