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Over the weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, Daily Dead had the opportunity to catch up with Ash vs Evil Dead executive producer Rob Tapert and both Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless to talk about what we can expect from the show’s second season, which kicks off this October.

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Karyn Kusama’s stunning thriller The Invitation is finally making its way home today from Drafthouse Films after enjoying both a lengthy festival run and a successful theatrical outing since it first premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with Kusama on the eve of the movie’s Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack release to discuss her reaction to the positive support The Invitation has received over the last 16 months and what she’s taken away from the whole experience.

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With The Strain Season 3 premiering August 28th on FX, I took part in roundtable interviews at Comic-Con with the cast and creators of the series. A wide range of topics were discussed, including Eph’s mindset after the tragic Season 2 finale, how people perceive Fet and Gus, collaborating with Guillermo del Toro, an increased role for the Feelers, and much more. [Spoiler Warning if you haven’t finished watching Season 2.]

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Over this past weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, this writer had the opportunity to speak with none other than Cassandra Peterson, the beloved actress and performer who is forever engrained in the pop culture lexicon as the horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Growing up, Elvira’s weekly show, Movie Macabre, was a huge part of my childhood and horror education, which made our conversation a career highlight and a truly unforgettable experience for me, both personally and professionally.

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A farm is home to mind-twisting horror in The Suffering, coming out on VOD and DVD on August 2nd from Breaking Glass Pictures, and for our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with co-writer/director Robert Hamilton to discuss the making of his ’70s-style haunted house movie.

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It’s been less than a day since Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett threw me for a proverbial loop, and I am still sitting here absolutely stunned that their latest collaboration, formerly titled The Woods, was revealed to be Blair Witch, a second sequel to the highly successful 1999 landmark film, The Blair Witch Project. In a day and age where we seem to know practically everything about a movie often before we even see a first trailer, I must tip my hat to Lionsgate for making the unveiling of Blair Witch feel like a lovely homage to the brilliant marketing of the original film, because as obvious as it seems now, I simply did not see this coming.

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With the advent and huge success of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), studios were quick to hop aboard the killer train. Out were the outsized monsters of the ’50s, in were mama’s boys and socially maligned women dealing with sins of the past. Dementia 13 (’63) and No Way to Treat a Lady (’67) are just a sample of the ’60s horror films that focused on smaller scale, human dilemmas, regardless of how twisted they may be. One film that seems to have been misplaced in the schizoid shuffle is Freddie Francis’ The Psychopath (1966), a lean little thriller that acts as a gateway for one of the most revered European horror sub-genres: the giallo.

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Starting today, David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out arrives in theaters everywhere, and at the recent press day for the film, we had the chance to catch up with the director as well as his wife and creative partner, Lotta Losten, to hear about their amazing journey from Sweden to Hollywood. The pair chatted about their inspirations, stepping onto a film set for the first time, and how technology has made this one of the best times ever to be a filmmaker.

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In just a few days, Star Trek Beyond blasts its way into theaters everywhere, and to get Daily Dead readers primed for more adventures in space, we have highlights from the cast press conference held last week in Los Angeles.

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Arriving in theaters everywhere this weekend, Lights Out is set to terrify audiences and give fans a new reason to fear the dark. The film was one of my favorites at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, which is why I was eager to catch up with the movie’s producer, Lawrence Grey, at the recent press day to talk about his initial impressions of director David F. Sandberg’s original short film, the process of adapting the concept of Lights Out for the big screen, where they’d like to take a sequel if all goes well with this release, and more.

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