One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance. Read More

2014/10/01 02:44:01 UTC by Heather Wixson

ABCs-2When Drafthouse Films released the twisted horror short anthology The ABC’s Of Death two years ago, it was an anarchistic free-for-all where the enlisted filmmakers were all in unknown territory like the wild west. Some of them went for juvenile humor, others wanted to find out how fast they could gross out their audience to the point of puking in the aisles and a couple, like D is for Dogfight and Q is for Quack, that were creative segments that really stood out from the herd.

If this year’s vastly superior sequel has proved one thing, it’s that as long as this franchise continues to grow, there will be hungry filmmakers lined up that not only have a great thirst for cinematic carnage, but will feel determined to obliterate their competition and surpass the quality of their predecessors. Read More

2014/10/01 01:46:22 UTC by Sean McClannahan

Demon'sRook-box-02It may be new, but Tribeca Film’s The Demon’s Rook looks like a lost flick from the midnight horror heyday of the 1980’s, when you could watch practical effects ooze from the tube late into the night. With The Demon’s Rook now available on VOD platforms, we’ve been provided with exclusive artwork, along with behind-the-scenes photos from the old school-styled, practical effects-laden creature feature. Read More

2014/09/30 22:25:51 UTC by Derek Anderson

Leprechaun-Blu-rayFor the final week of September, we’ll be seeing a handful of indie genre titles coming our way to DVD and Blu-ray, as well as several cult classics, including the original Leprechaun films, finally making their high-def debut on Tuesday. Read More

2014/09/30 01:02:10 UTC by Heather Wixson

Hannibal-Season-2-boxWith the recent release of Hannibal Season 2 to Blu-ray and DVD, I had the opportunity to catch up with Bryan Fuller to get his thoughts on an excellent second season and find out what he’s planning for Season 3: Read More

2014/09/25 00:06:14 UTC by Jonathan James

Halloween-Blu-rayThe long wait for Halloween fans is almost over- Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s stunning box set, Halloween: The Complete Collection, finally arrives tomorrow and I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity recently to immerse myself in all things Michael Myers in order to take a look at what they put together for their definitive Deluxe Edition Blu-ray set. Read More

2014/09/22 23:39:36 UTC by Heather Wixson

HHN-zombThis past Friday, Daily Dead took part in all the madness and mayhem over at Universal Studios Hollywood as they kicked off the Halloween season in style with the 2014 Eyegore Awards as well as the opening night for Halloween Horror Nights, which featured more mazes and frights for attendees than ever before. Read More

2014/09/22 21:38:22 UTC by Heather Wixson

Justin-LongBased on an idea that popped up during his widely popular podcast and then inspired by an actual personal ad he discovered, Kevin Smith’s Tusk is an oddball exercise in weirdness that manages to stay the course despite a total tonal shift halfway through the film. Read More

2014/09/19 21:09:56 UTC by Heather Wixson

GothamWe all know the story of Gotham, right? A prequel to the Batman story, Gotham follows Jim Gordon, a rookie detective, trying to clean up crime-ridden Gotham. Pretty straight-forward. The series opens with the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents in an alley and the first episode follows the search for the killer. Along the way, we meet people who will eventually turn into familiar characters: Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin), Edward Nygma (The Riddler), Ivy Pepper (Poison Ivy), and Selina Kyle (Catwoman). We also meet a new character, created for the show, named Fish Mooney, a tough gangster who wants to take control of the city from the gangster who currently runs the city, Carmine Falcone. Read More

2014/09/19 17:51:39 UTC by Alyse Wax

Kevin-Smith-boxThis Friday, Kevin Smith’s wildly weird and offbeat horror film Tusk arrives in limited theaters courtesy of A24, and Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to chat with Kevin Smith, as well as Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez about their experiences collaborating together. Read More

2014/09/18 23:54:45 UTC by Heather Wixson