Deadly-LogoToday is a big day for the team here at Daily Dead and, rather than send out our press release to everyone right away, I thought it was important to share the news with our readers first. It’s a simple fact that this site wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for readers that support us every day, and the dedicated and talented writers that have joined Daily Dead over the years. Read More

2014/07/22 21:34:53 UTC by Jonathan James

Lake-Placid-Blu-ray-boxScream Factory is having one helluva summer with a cavalcade of high-definition genre goodies coming our way practically each and every week now. One of their recent titles, Steve Miner’s underrated creature feature comedy Lake Placid, recently arrived on Blu-ray and once again, Scream outdoes themselves with another stellar presentation that is a must-own for horror fans out there. Read More

2014/07/19 20:51:46 UTC by Heather Wixson

Dawn-Apes-box“Dawn” is a fitting word to describe the second installment of the Planet of the Apes films. Whether it’s the transition from ignorance to understanding, or the state of light invading darkness and alternatively the resistance of darkness to light, all are explored throughout director Matt Reeves’ excellent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Read More

2014/07/19 20:43:49 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Purge-Anarchy-MonteIt’s difficult to turn back once someone wielding a weapon screams “RELEASE THE BEAST”. The Purge: Anarchy expands the world introduced in the first “Purge,” which mostly composed a tedious home invasion film. This time the depravity of a society that is given the opportunity to commit all manner of crime, including murder, for 12 hours is taken to the streets of Los Angeles. Director James DeMonaco finds restraint, making a film composed with all manner of interesting exploitation inspirations and some keen observations about society, yet still has difficulties finding a way to play within the boundaries of the rules he creates. Read More

2014/07/18 16:03:43 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Purge-Anarchy-ReviewNot being the biggest fan of last year’s home invasion-oriented The Purge, I was hopeful that returning writer/director James DeMonaco would find a way to nail down his promising premise with his follow-upand boy, does he deliver. Not only does The Purge: Anarchy address so many of the questions I was left with after the original, but it also amps up the action, story, and mythology, and gives us likable and engaging characters to root for this time around. Read More

2014/07/18 00:54:35 UTC by Heather Wixson

Purge-AnarchyThis Weekend, Universal Studios and the New Founders of America are hoping audiences everywhere will cleanse their souls by checking out their latest sequel, The Purge: Anarchy. Directed by James DeMonaco and starring Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams and Carmen Ejogo, the sequel hits the means streets of LA and follows a group of strangers must survive band together in order to survive the latest “Purging” of the nation.

During a recent press day, Daily Dead had the opportunity to chat with both Grillo and Gilford about their thoughts on The Purge: Anarchy, working with director James DeMonaco and whether or not any plans are in motion for a third installment of The Purge. Read More

2014/07/17 21:51:05 UTC by Heather Wixson

Evil-Dead-Musical-boxDoris the Deadite greets us atop the stairs leading to Planet Hollywood’s V3 Theater in Las Vegas. Wearing a blood-splotched white dress with a matching white hat nestled on her curly blonde hair, Doris smiles through the peeling gray skin of her face. Teeth bared, eyes darting from sunken sockets, Doris cackles and beckons us closer for a photo. Welcome to the immersive atmosphere of Evil Dead The Musical Ultimate 4D Experience.

A tasty slice of horror heaven from director/producer Sirc Michaels that’s based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy, as well as the book and lyrics of George Reinblatt, this Vegas production is packed with nods to its beloved source material, but also boasts buckets of blood-drenched originality. Read More

2014/07/16 20:03:12 UTC by Derek Anderson

Savaged-boxRevenge films are one of the gold standard sub-genres in horror, especially ones with female protagonist committing all manner of gruesome violence against the people, usually men, which have assaulted her. Director Michael S. Ojeda crafts his version a little different this time with a supernatural twist that involves the possession of a deaf, and left for dead, woman by the spirit of a Native American warrior who is seeking revenge. Ojeda doesn’t try to reinvent the genre, but instead makes a vicious and inventive film that is a recent standout in the over-saturated category. Read More

2014/07/16 15:34:05 UTC by Monte Yazzie

ScannersFor the week of July 15th, we have giant rats, a handful of indie horror movies, a David Cronenberg classic and a killer Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller all coming our way on Blu-ray and DVD. Read More

2014/07/15 00:53:03 UTC by Heather Wixson

Last-Starfighter-boxOn July 13, 1984, Nick Castle’s The Last Starfighter was released in theaters everywhere by Universal Studios. Written by Jonathan Betuel and starring newcomers Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart, as well as seasoned actors like Robert Preston and Dan O’Herlihy, The Last Starfighter was a landmark film of its time in regards to what it managed to accomplish with CGI graphics and quickly became my personal Star Wars once I discovered it in late 1985 on VHS. Read More

2014/07/13 23:02:20 UTC by Heather Wixson