VP

Happy Black Friday everyone! With the holiday shopping season kicking off today, we thought we’d get a jump start on our Annual Holiday Gift Guide as well, so that we can provide you guys with some great gift options and help you save a few bucks in the process. Read More

2014/11/28 08:29:02 UTC by Heather Wixson

Alien-River
When the Nostromo landed on planet LV-426 in Ridley Scott’s Alien, the only sign of life was one of the universe’s most dangerous creatures, and as fans of the films know, a failed colonization on the planet took place after Dallas and his crew paid it a visit. Christopher Golden explores how that society was overrun in Alien: River of Pain, and Titan Books has given us an excerpt to share with Daily Dead readers. Read More

2014/11/25 16:49:49 UTC by Derek Anderson

Shock-Waves

For the week of Thanksgiving, there aren’t a lot of horror and sci-fi titles being released on DVD and Blu-ray, but the ones that are making their home debuts are a fun assortment of cult classics and new indie horror flicks. The Mystery Science Theater gang is getting a brand new Collector’s Edition box set from the good folks over at Shout! Factory, and the original Nazi zombies from Shock Waves are making their high-def debut this week as well. We’ve also got a handful of Blumhouse/Universal titles coming our way- Mercy, Mockingbird and Stretch- and Scorpion Releasing is giving fans a chance to own the Roger Corman produced remake of The Masque of the Red Death too. Read More

2014/11/25 02:48:15 UTC by Heather Wixson

The-Dark-Half-boxGeorge Romero’s second collaboration with Orion Pictures was curious to say the least, considering how things turned out with their previous effort Monkey Shines. Perhaps Romero was still feeling the urge to scratch that obsessive itch to tackle the themes of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that inspired him with Monkey Shines and the opportunity to film in his hometown of Pittsburgh might have been an enticing perk. Ironically this time his troubles with Orion were caused by their drastic financial situation and The Dark Half was forced to sit on the shelf for two years before getting buried at the box office. Read More

2014/11/23 20:15:01 UTC by Sean McClannahan

MonkeyShines-boxOh my, how the mighty had fallen! I had vague memories of Monkey Shines when I watched it over twenty years ago and, after revisiting this, it all makes sense why this film doesn’t spring to mind when I think of Romero’s great early body of work. George A. Romero’s first studio film ideally should have been the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his talent in a direction that nobody would expect and on paper it would seem that was his intention.
Read More

2014/11/22 19:15:10 UTC by Sean McClannahan

Late-Phases

In Late Phases, versatile actor Nick Damici (Stake Land, Cold in July) portrays a blind Vietnam vet who has recently moved into a senior living community that’s harboring a deadly secret- werewolves- and he must find a way to put an end to the beastly killings before it’s too late for everyone.

Daily Dead recently chatted with Damici about his experiences collaborating on Late Phases with director Bogliano and his co-stars as well as what initially drew him to the project and the challenges of playing a visually-impaired character. Damici also discussed his next project which has him re-teaming with Jim Mickle for a new television series on the Sundance Channel. Read More

2014/11/21 16:45:13 UTC by Heather Wixson

Caligari

This Tuesday, genre fans have a LOT to look forward to, as we have a trifecta of horror classics coming from Scream Factory, as well as the new 4K restoration of the 1920 German classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from Kino Lorber.

As if that’s not enough, Image Entertainment is releasing the Limited Edition Fifth Dimension box set for The Twilight Zone this week, the cult classics Moontrap, Christmas Evil and Trancers are all making their HD debuts and we’ve got a few indie films being released on November 18th too, including Automata, Housebound and Ragnarok. Read More

2014/11/18 03:50:16 UTC by Heather Wixson

Demon-Knight-Long

With the latest issue of DEADLY – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine currently available, I thought it would be kind of cool to share with our Daily Dead readers a look at the artistry and skill that went into making the special effects for Ernest R. Dickerson’s 1995 horror comedy, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.

These great photos were provided to us by F/X maestro Todd Masters (Slither, American Mary), who had previously worked on the Tales from the Crypt television series and was brought onto the big-screen production to not only create all the demonic creatures, but to handle Demon Knight’s ambitious gore gags as well. Read More

2014/11/15 00:34:58 UTC by Heather Wixson

Starry-Eyes-long

For their latest directorial collaboration, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer explore the darker aspects of ambition and fame with their darkly satirical tale Starry Eyes. Daily Dead recently chatted with the filmmaking duo about their collaboration, how they infused the project with their own experiences in Hollywood and discussed how characters should always come first when making a great horror film. Read More

2014/11/14 18:17:51 UTC by Heather Wixson

Dolls

For the second week of November, genre fans have plenty of titles to choose from, as the horror and sci-fi related home releases aren’t slowing down at all this week. Not only does the highly anticipated Batman HD box set finally come home on Tuesday, but several cult classics, including Dolls and both Demons films, are also getting their due on Blu-ray too.

For those of you Trubies out there, the final season of True Blood is coming out, as well as a nifty box set of the entire HBO series and even Gamera is getting his own box set to boot. And for those of you out there who fancy yourselves fans of cult cannibal flicks, Intervision is releasing two obscure titles this week that might be of interest- Mondo Cannibal and In the Land of the Cannibals. Read More

2014/11/11 01:10:03 UTC by Heather Wixson