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[Originally Appeared in Issue #2 of DEADLY - Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine] Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill and directed by modern Master of Horror Alexandre Aja, Horns is one of the more inventive and emotional genre-blending films to arrive in theaters this year. It also features yet another career-changing performance from Daniel Radcliffe, who is doing wondrous things to showcase his ever-evolving versatility as an actor.

Horns follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), a young man with a history of being an outcast. He just lost the love of his life (Juno Temple) after she was brutally murdered in the woods. Desperate for answers, Ig awakens one day to discover he’s grown a pair of devilish-looking horns. His new appendages allow him the ability to bend the will of others in a variety of ways that come in handy during his investigation into the identity of his girlfriend’s killer. Read More

2014/10/31 21:06:12 UTC by Heather Wixson

Saw

It’s hard to believe it’s already been ten years since audiences were first introduced to the world of Jigsaw in James Wan’s debut feature film Saw which left an indelible mark on the horror genre and spawned one of the most successful franchises of the last several decades.

During a recent press day for the upcoming re-release of Saw in honor of its 10th anniversary, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the two men who made it all possible- Wan and writer/co-star Leigh Whannell. Both Wan and Whannell discussed how their experiences working on Saw have continued to inform their respective careers and why they feel that the film’s message has continued to endure with fans over the years. Read More

2014/10/29 22:58:19 UTC by Heather Wixson

This Halloween, Lionsgate is bringing Jigsaw and all his deadly contraptions back to the big screen for a one-week limited re-release of James Wan’s indie horror triumph, Saw. To honor the occasion, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and celebrate some of my favorite traps and set-ups featured throughout the series.

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2014/10/28 23:24:30 UTC by Heather Wixson

NightbreedClive Barker fans, this is the week we’ve all been patiently waiting for as Scream Factory is set to release the highly anticipated Director’s Cut of Nightbreed onto Blu-ray, forever filling the void that most us of Cabal enthusiasts have felt for many, many years. Read More

2014/10/28 00:19:37 UTC by Heather Wixson

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This Friday, Lionsgate is unleashing Jigsaw in theaters once again with their 10th anniversary re-release of James Wan’s Saw just in time for Halloween. An independent horror movie that caught audiences by surprise in October 2004, Saw quickly became one of the most successful horror films released in theaters since Scream and was hugely influential as well.

To celebrate this milestone, Lionsgate recently rounded up several of the key players involved with the making of Saw for a special 10th anniversary press conference, including Wan, Leigh Whannell, co-stars Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith as well as producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Read More

2014/10/27 22:07:01 UTC by Heather Wixson

Savini

From a horde of zombie mall walkers to a young Jason Voorhees to the vengeful camp caretaker Cropsy and beyond, makeup effects master Tom Savini has for decades crafted iconic horror movie characters. The wizard of practical gore is also known for his work in front of the camera as biker Blades from 1978’s Dawn of the Dead and the whip-cracking Sex Machine in 1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn, but hardcore horror hounds also know the versatile artist from his time spent in the director’s chair on 1990’s Night of the Living Dead.

Ahead of his appearance at the Horror-Rama convention in Toronto, we caught up with Savini to reflect on his reimagining of George A. Romero’s classic zombie film: Read More

2014/10/27 18:23:18 UTC by Derek Anderson

Tales-Retro

One of my very favorite parts of this job is being able to pay tribute to movies that I grew up loving, the ones that taught me something about the genre and had a huge impact on me as a horror or cinema fan in general. One such movie is Ernest R. Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight  andm with its 20th anniversary approaching, I thought the horror comedy would make for a perfect selection for my next DEADLY – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine retrospective in the upcoming November issue.

During my research on Demon Knight over the last several months, I came across some really cool production stills and the official set of lobby cards that were released in 1995. Because they’re not something easily found online, I thought it would be fun to share with our readers as I geeked out over these and think other fans of Dickerson’s hugely underrated film might have some fun checking these out as well. Read More

2014/10/24 23:32:19 UTC by Heather Wixson

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Last night, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down and chat one-on-one with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor on the eve of his big screen debut in Fear Clinic, which celebrated its world premiere at the 2014 Screamfest Film Festival.

During our interview with Taylor, he discussed how fellow Slipknot band member Shawn Crahan’s (“Clown”) foray into acting for The Devil’s Carnival (a project that Taylor was also supposed to co-star in but had to bow out due to timing) added fuel to his own long-time interest in performing in front of the cameras. Taylor also chatted about his experiences working on Fear Clinic, landing a role alongside the likes of Robert Englund and Fiona Dourif and how the film had him reexamining some of his own personal fears as well. Read More

2014/10/23 23:52:30 UTC by Heather Wixson

Hell-House-Blu-ray-boxDespite the fact that it was released over 40 years ago, John Hough’s The Legend of Hell House still remains one of the greatest and most effective haunted house films ever committed to celluloid. Based on Richard Matheson’s screen adaptation of his own novel, Hough’s production offers very little in the way of explicit violence and gore. Instead, the British filmmaker smartly relies on minor in-camera special effects, a pulsating sense of atmosphere and dread, as well as a stellar cast of players to bring his terrifying vision to life, making The Legend of Hell House a timeless horror classic that’s still terrifying to watch. Read More

2014/10/23 15:23:35 UTC by Heather Wixson

VincentPriceCollectionII-ScreamFactory-boxFor the third week of October, genre fans have several new and classic titles coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray to look forward to, including The Vincent Price Collection II, Snowpiercer, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort, See No Evil 2 and the badass follow-up to last year’s box office home invasion hit, The Purge: Anarchy. Read More

2014/10/21 00:55:32 UTC by Heather Wixson