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.
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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

Interstellar-boxThere are movies and then there are Christopher Nolan movies. Nolan, whose career catalog has been nothing short of impressive, attempts to accomplish one of the most ambitious visionary feats of recent years with Interstellar. This film is an experience in the fullest terms; visually beautiful to watch, awe-inspiringly composed, and bursting at the narrative seams with thematic theoretical wonders. Interstellar is a film whose ambitiousness ultimately becomes its Achilles’ heel, though in a film so passionately composed, it’s a minor concern for the film enthusiast this movie is intended for. Read More

2014/11/10 17:44:29 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Jessabelle

This weekend, Kevin Greutert’s Southern gothic supernatural tale Jessabelle arrives in limited theaters and on VOD and to mark the occasion, Daily Dead recently spoke to the film’s up-and-coming star Sarah Snook about her experiences working on the project and heard more on her next role in The Spierig Brothers’ Predestination, which arrives in theaters this January. Read More

2014/11/08 00:25:15 UTC by Heather Wixson

Jessabelle-poster-boxThis Friday, Kevin Greutert’s Southern gothic supernatural film Jessabelle is arriving in limited theaters and on VOD courtesy of Lionsgate. Written by Reno 911 alum Robert Ben Garant and starring Sarah Snook and Mark Webber, Jessabelle follows the titular character (played by Snook) who encounters something sinister living inside her childhood home when she returns there to recuperate after a devastating accident.

Daily Dead recently spoke with Greutert about his experiences working on the otherworldly horror drama and how his inability to helm Paranormal Activity 2 for Blumhouse Productions a few years ago (due to contractual obligations post-Saw VI) led to him to taking on Jessabelle for Jason Blum shortly thereafter. Greutert also discussed his latest horror project , Visions, which was also produced by Blumhouse and reflected on his involvement with the Saw franchise and how his editing style helped define the ‘look’ of the series. Read More

2014/11/07 02:04:51 UTC by Heather Wixson

Cary-Saw

“As You Wish.” Anyone who grew up during the 1980’s should immediately recognize those three iconic words from Rob Reiner’s timeless classic The Princess Bride and now, they’re also the title of a new memoir from the film’s star, Cary Elwes, which has been tearing it up on the New York Times’ bestseller list since it was released a few weeks ago.

Elwes has more to celebrate these days too; the long-time actor who has appeared in a variety of projects like Glory, Hot Shots!, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Twister, Dracula, Kiss the Girls, The X-Files, Shadow of the Vampire and Liar Liar, has also been spending some time recently reminiscing about his role as Doctor Gordon in honor of Lionsgate’s recent re-release of James Wan’s Saw.

Elwes, busy promoting the release of his book As You Wish, recently chatted with Daily Dead briefly about his involvement in the Saw franchise and discussed whether or not he thinks Doctor Gordon’s story reached its ultimate conclusion after the release of Saw 3D in 2010. Elwes also discussed his experiences working on As You Wish and shared some fun Princess Bride stories as well. Read More

2014/11/06 22:54:35 UTC by Heather Wixson