HHN-zombDaily Dead was recently invited to an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour for two of the highly anticipated upcoming mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights- Clowns 3D and The Walking Dead- which was led by John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights. Read More

2014/09/16 23:50:57 UTC by Heather Wixson

The-Battery-boxFormer baseball teammates with opposite outlooks on their dead new world, Ben and Mickey try to survive the living dead and each other in The Battery, the directorial debut from Jeremy Gardner (who also writes and stars). With Scream Factory releasing The Battery on Blu-ray and DVD this week, I chatted with Jeremy and co-star/producer Adam Cronheim about making a memorable zombie movie on a micro-budget. Read More

2014/09/16 19:09:19 UTC by Derek Anderson

TexasChainSaw40th-box-02For the week of September 16th, horror and sci-fi fans have a multitude of new and familiar title releases to choose from- everything from new indie horror movies to classic films getting an HD overhaul to a handful of TV series making their Blu-ray and DVD debuts. Read More

2014/09/15 23:46:11 UTC by Heather Wixson

Home-boxReserved tension and an unexpected narrative help director Nicholas McCarthy’s sophomoric feature, At The Devil’s Door, remain engrossing until the final moments. McCarthy’s first film, the creepy and equally subtle The Pact, was a notable independent horror film that put a twist on the traditional haunted house story. McCarthy again takes a recognizable story and spins it into a contemporary piece using several genre characteristics and a continuously shifting plot, making At The Devil’s Door strange and confusing, but still effective. Read More

2014/09/10 15:17:42 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Pumpkinhead-Blu-BoxA movie that I greatly admired as a kid even though it absolutely terrified me (mostly due to the fact that I was called “pumpkin head” by my mom because of my hair color), Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release of Pumpkinhead arrives this week. It absolutely does Stan Winston’s modest and heartfelt creature feature/folk legend horror movie the justice it deserves with their stellar presentation and then some. Read More

2014/09/10 02:01:05 UTC by Heather Wixson

PumpkinheadFor the second week of September, horror fans have a ton of Blu-ray and DVD titles they can choose from, including Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead (the latest from Scream Factory), Synapse Films’ brand new Blu-ray of the original Prom Night, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s sasquatch tale Willow Creek.
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2014/09/09 01:02:17 UTC by Heather Wixson

LeviathanScream Factory recently gifted us genre fans a double dose of creature feature terrors with their Blu-ray releases of the killer rat flick Deadly Eyes and George P. Cosmatos’ hugely underrated deep sea horror film Leviathan.  While both films aren’t necessarily well-known amongst more casual fans, it’s great to see Scream put such great effort into their presentations for each of these cult classics. Read More

2014/09/06 16:34:17 UTC by Heather Wixson

Dracula1979-Blu-ray-coverart-boxSeptember gets off to a fantastic start if you’re a genre fan, as Universal Home Entertainment is unloading a TON of Universal Monsters-related titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection and Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker. Read More

2014/09/01 23:58:04 UTC by Heather Wixson

As-Above-boxClaustrophobic and creepy, director John Erick Dowdle gives As Above/So Below a fighting chance amongst genre clichés and forced frights. Using the rudimentary “found footage” style, Dowdle transports a cast of young explorers into the catacombs underneath the streets of Paris. The unsettling location creates some wonderful atmosphere, but the narrative foregoes exploration of some provoking historical elements introduced early on and is overly predictable. Read More

2014/09/01 17:31:17 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Tree-WalkerEvery year on The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero and the talented team at KNB EFX raise the bar for makeup effects and Season 4 was no exception, with the Tree Walker being one of their most impressive zombies to date. When it came time to decide on the Season 4 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray case, it was an easy choice to go with the Tree Walker and Greg Nicotero told me how it started with Robert Kirkman’s script and ended up in Todd McFarlane’s hands: Read More

2014/08/29 23:26:07 UTC by Jonathan James