Daily Dead http://dailydead.com - Your Source for Daily Zombie, Horror, and Sci-Fi News Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:09:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! http://dailydead.com/happy-thanksgiving-4/ http://dailydead.com/happy-thanksgiving-4/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:09:51 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89223 We’d like to wish our US readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be taking off for the rest of the day, but we wanted to share a handful of movie trailers to get you into the turkey (or human) carving mood… First up, we have the mock trailer for Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for […]

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We’d like to wish our US readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be taking off for the rest of the day, but we wanted to share a handful of movie trailers to get you into the turkey (or human) carving mood…

First up, we have the mock trailer for Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for suggestions for horror movies to watch tonight, we’ve also included trailers for Motel Hell, Blood Feast, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

I’d like to thank all of our readers for their continued support this year, including those who have subscribed to our recently launched DEADLY Magazine! We have much more planned for 2015 and are already working on special features for both DEADLY Magazine and Daily Dead. This is a team effort and I’m very thankful for our staff of writers that share their love of genre entertainment with Daily Dead readers every month. Our staff is not just filled with great writers, but great people who are an absolute pleasure to work with.

I hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving has a wonderful holiday and extended weekend. Our regular coverage will resume on Monday.

And if you’re looking to complete your human dinner marathon, consider the following TV episodes:

  • What’s Cookin’, the Tales from the Crypt episode starring Christopher Reeve.
  • The Twilight Zone Episode: To Serve Man
  • Tales From the Darkside Episode: Anniversary Dinner

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Early Look at the Cover Art for Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10 http://dailydead.com/early-look-cover-art-clive-barkers-nightbreed-10/ http://dailydead.com/early-look-cover-art-clive-barkers-nightbreed-10/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:50:21 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89191 Creatures came down to the underground city of Midian seeking shelter from a world that rejected them, but in the upcoming tenth issue of Nightbreed—the BOOM! Studios’ comic book series based on Clive Barker’s cult 1990 film of the same name—they must return topside to face the hate of humanity. We have an early look […]

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Nightbreed-10-boxCreatures came down to the underground city of Midian seeking shelter from a world that rejected them, but in the upcoming tenth issue of Nightbreed—the BOOM! Studios’ comic book series based on Clive Barker’s cult 1990 film of the same name—they must return topside to face the hate of humanity. We have an early look at the cover art for the tenth issue that’s set to hit shelves in February.

“WHY WE LOVE IT: Comics are full of outcast characters, but this is an outcast story, Clive Barker-style. True to this modern horror master’s other work, NIGHTBREED is full of horrifying creatures that captivated us in the 1990 film and live on in this new story. Plus, writer Marc Andreyko is a HUGE fan of NIGHTBREED!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Before FABLES, before ONCE UPON A TIME, Clive Barker created a secret town of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen the film—Barker and writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, MANHUNTER) have crafted a story that all horror fans can enjoy. Add to the mix Piotr Kowalski’s art (MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK, SEX) and this is a story that can’t be missed.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind.”

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmalya Pramanik
Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo

Synopsis: “As Midian crumbles, the Nightbreed are forced to the surface world once more to face all of mankind’s hate and zealot rage. After betraying his people for the woman he loves, Boone now finds a new fire burning within him. The Chosen One will finally have to make the choice to live up to his title.”

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Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation Teased in New Stills http://dailydead.com/karyn-kusamas-invitation-teased-new-stills/ http://dailydead.com/karyn-kusamas-invitation-teased-new-stills/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:39:58 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89180 People don’t always change for the better. While reuniting with old friends, Will notices that his ex-wife isn’t the same woman he once knew. She left him three years ago after their son’s tragic death and now has a new husband and a new life, one that Will suspects has sinister undertones. His suspicions might be […]

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The-Invitation-boxPeople don’t always change for the better. While reuniting with old friends, Will notices that his ex-wife isn’t the same woman he once knew. She left him three years ago after their son’s tragic death and now has a new husband and a new life, one that Will suspects has sinister undertones. His suspicions might be proven correct in The Invitation, an upcoming film from Karyn Kusama that’s teased in newly released photos. 

Currently in post-production at XYZ Films, The Invitation is the first feature film from Karyn Kusama since 2009’s Jennifer’s Body. Kusama will also direct a segment for XX, an upcoming horror anthology from all-female directors.

Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, The Invitation stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, John Carroll Lynch, and Michiel Huisman. Below, we have the first photos from the film and its official synopsis (via Twitch):

“Will and Eden were once a loving couple with a beautiful child. After a tragedy took their son from them, Eden disappeared suddenly, leaving her grieving husband behind. Three years later, out of the blue, she has returned with a new husband… and as a different person, profoundly and eerily changed.

On a dark night in the Hollywood Hills, Will returns to the house in which they lived for a reunion with Eden, his new girlfriend, Kira, and the group of friends that fell apart in the wake of the tragedy. Over the course of the evening, Will is gripped by mounting evidence that something very insidious has taken hold of his ex-wife, and that the new people in her life have a mysterious and horrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?

By the end of the night, the ramifications of what happens in this house will spread far beyond its doors.

The Invitation is a pressure-cooker adult thriller that explodes into a truly shocking climax, steeped in the dark mythology of Southern California. It’s about the way grief can form or deform us, the horror of not knowing what’s inside the people you once loved, and about systems of belief and the terrifying promises they can make.”

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Escape from New York Snake Plissken Figure Featured in New Photos from NECA http://dailydead.com/neca-unveils-new-images-escape-new-york-snake-plissken-figure/ http://dailydead.com/neca-unveils-new-images-escape-new-york-snake-plissken-figure/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:13:22 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89167 R.J. MacReady, Jack Burton, Wyatt Earp… screen legend Kurt Russell has brought many memorable characters to life on the big screen over his storied career and perhaps one of his most-loved performances is his portrayal of Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s Escape from New York. NECA is paying homage to the convict-turned-rescuer with their new Snake […]

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Snake-Plissken-NECA-figure-boxR.J. MacReady, Jack Burton, Wyatt Earp… screen legend Kurt Russell has brought many memorable characters to life on the big screen over his storied career and perhaps one of his most-loved performances is his portrayal of Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s Escape from New York. NECA is paying homage to the convict-turned-rescuer with their new Snake Plissken figure that’s featured in a new batch of images.

Due out in January 2015, NECA’s 8-inch tall, posable Snake Plissken figure depicts the character as he appeared in the beloved 1981 film, complete with enough firepower to take on the Duke of New York’s forces. NECA also reveals that their Snake figure has the iconic tattoo. We have up-close images of the figure and its official details below (via NECA):

“Action figure and action movie fans will both rejoice at our latest offering: a brand new Snake Plissken doll based on the 1981 film Escape from New York, and featuring the likeness of actor Kurt Russell!

This poseable 8″ figure is dressed in fabric clothing similar to the toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. Snake wears his iconic camo pants, muscle tee and assault boots and comes with a removable jacket, holster belt, and enough weaponry to take down a small army.”

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Watch Zombie Extra Fred Dissect The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’ in New The Walking Fred Episode http://dailydead.com/watch-zombie-extra-fred-dissect-walking-deads-crossed-new-walking-fred-episode/ http://dailydead.com/watch-zombie-extra-fred-dissect-walking-deads-crossed-new-walking-fred-episode/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:48:25 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89158 The latest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “Crossed”, contained character development from all three storylines, resulting in a quieter episode that very well could be the calm before the mid-season finale storm. While “Crossed” features stellar performances, zombie extra Fred, in addition to comparing Abraham to Duke Nukem, voices his desire for more walkers […]

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The-Walking-Fred-box-02The latest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “Crossed”, contained character development from all three storylines, resulting in a quieter episode that very well could be the calm before the mid-season finale storm. While “Crossed” features stellar performances, zombie extra Fred, in addition to comparing Abraham to Duke Nukem, voices his desire for more walkers in the second episode of Funny or Die’s The Walking Fred.

Written by and starring Luke Barnett and helmed by co-creator Vincent Masciale, The Walking Fred will return next week to recap the mid-season finale, “Coda.” We have the official press release and this week’s episode below:

“(Los Angeles, CA) November 26, 2014 – Popular comedy website Funny Or Die released a new episode of its Walking Dead recap series today. The Walking Fred features Fred, a very dedicated zombie extra, vlogging directly from the set in full make-up as he watches the latest episode, “Crossed”.

Fred feels strongly that his role as WALKER on “The WALKING Dead” is really what makes the show great, and that definitely shows as he fast forwards past human storylines in favor of finding more zombie heavy moments. I guess every show needs a Johnny Drama in its cast, and it appears The Walking Dead is no different.

Unfortunately, this episode’s zombie count definitely leaves Fred less than satisfied. Hopefully, for Fred’s sake, next week’s season finale will be filled to the brim with Walkers.

Luke Barnett wrote and stars as Fred in the series that is directed by co-creator Vincent Masciale.”

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Walker Stalker Con: San Francisco Guests Include David Morrissey, Andrew J. West & Robert Englund http://dailydead.com/walker-stalker-con-san-francisco-guests-include-david-morrissey-andrew-j-west-robert-englund/ http://dailydead.com/walker-stalker-con-san-francisco-guests-include-david-morrissey-andrew-j-west-robert-englund/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:48:56 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89150 The first one shot down his own people when they refused his orders, the second one ate unsuspecting survivors, while the third stalked the nightmares of Elm Street teenagers with his custom-made blades. David Morrissey, Andrew J. West, and Robert Englund, a trio of actors who portrayed memorable villains onscreen, will be in attendance at […]

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Fear-ClinicThe first one shot down his own people when they refused his orders, the second one ate unsuspecting survivors, while the third stalked the nightmares of Elm Street teenagers with his custom-made blades. David Morrissey, Andrew J. West, and Robert Englund, a trio of actors who portrayed memorable villains onscreen, will be in attendance at the first San Francisco Walker Stalker Con.

The San Francisco Walker Stalker Con will take place at the Fort Mason Center on January 31st and February 1st, 2015. We have the official press release and updated guest list below:

“San Francisco, CA – Walker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror themed fan-centric convention, will be held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA on January 31st & February 1st, 2015. Walker Stalker Con will bring attendees to a state of the art facility with world class amenities and will provide fan access to celebrity guests.

Walker Stalker Con returned to it’s inaugural city of Atlanta in October of 2014 where it’s count reached nearly 35,000 attendees across it’s three day span. It also assembled more cast members of The Walking Dead than any other convention has as well as other horror genre actors.

With cast members from “The Walking Dead” returning to the upcoming San Francisco convention, along with stars from other zombie and horror films, Walker Stalker Con continues to position itself to be a particularly unique event.
Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is two days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!

Confirmed guests for the convention include (with more to be announced):
David Morrissey / Jon Bernthal / Robert Englund / Steven Yeun Scott Wilson / Emily Kinney / Sarah Wayne Callies
Manu Bennett / Michael Cudlitz / Josh McDermitt
Christian Serratos / Alanna Masterson / Lawrence Gilliard Jr
Brighton Sharbino / IronE Singleton / Jeff Kober
Chad Coleman / Sunkrish Bala / Melissa Hutchison
Sonequa Martin-Green / Jose Pablo Cantillo / Travis Love
Eugene Clark / Daniel Thomas May / Jay Bonansinga

The full event schedule can be found at http://walkerstalkercon.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c419cc2ced13e931f32be4e38&id=73f5c25625&e=ea1d7e5c5c

Follow on Twitter @WalkrStalkrCon
On Facebook at Walker Stalker Convention
Official Hashtag #WSCSF ”

GUESTS:

David Morrissey
The Governor (The Walking Dead)
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Jon Bernthal
Shane (The Walking Dead)
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Robert Englund
Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Steven Yeun
Glenn (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Scott Wilson
Hershel (The Walking Dead)
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Emily Kinney
Beth (The Walking Dead)
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Chandler Riggs
Carl (The Walking Dead)
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Andrew J West
Gareth (The Walking Dead)
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Seth Gilliam
Father Gabriel (The Walking Dead)
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Michael Rooker
Merle (The Walking Dead)
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Sarah Wayne Callies
Lori (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Manu Bennett
Slade (Arrow)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Michael Cudlitz
Abraham (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Josh McDermitt
Eugene (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Alanna Masterson
Tara (The Walking Dead)
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Lawrence Gilliard Jr
Bob (The Walking Dead)
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Brighton Sharbino
Lizzie (The Walking Dead)
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IronE Singleton
T-Dog (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Christian Serratos
Rosita (The Walking Dead)
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Jeff Kober
Joe (The Walking Dead)
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Chad Coleman
Tyreese (The Walking Dead)
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Sunkrish Bala
Dr. Caleb (The Walking Dead)
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Melissa Hutchison
Clementine (The Walking Dead)
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Sonequa Martin-Green
Sasha (The Walking Dead)
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Jose Pablo Cantillo
Martinez (The Walking Dead)
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Travis Love
Shumpert (The Walking Dead)
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Daniel Thomas May
Allen (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Jay Bonansinga
Author (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Juan Gabriel Pareja
Morales (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Eugene Clark
Big Daddy (Land of the Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Vincent Ward
Oscar (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Lew Temple
Axel (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Nick Gomez
Tomas (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Madison Lintz
Sophia (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY

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Leaping Living Dead Featured in New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Trailer http://dailydead.com/leaping-living-dead-featured-new-call-duty-advanced-warfare-exo-zombies-trailer/ http://dailydead.com/leaping-living-dead-featured-new-call-duty-advanced-warfare-exo-zombies-trailer/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:24 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89141 Many gamers have grown to love the Call of Duty franchise over the years for its sprawling maps, varied weaponry, and intense online gameplay. But nearer and dearer to many gamers’ hearts is the Zombies Mode that pits players against hordes of the relentless living dead in each Call of Duty game. The latest release, […]

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Call-of-Duty-Exo-Zombies-boxMany gamers have grown to love the Call of Duty franchise over the years for its sprawling maps, varied weaponry, and intense online gameplay. But nearer and dearer to many gamers’ hearts is the Zombies Mode that pits players against hordes of the relentless living dead in each Call of Duty game. The latest release, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is no exception, as shown in the new trailer for the upcoming Exo Zombies Mode.

While Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available (for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC), the Exo Zombies Co-op Mode will come out in January in the Havoc DLC pack and will also be included in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. You can see the uniquely equipped living dead in the Exo Zombies trailer below.

“An Exo Zombies survival co-op experience is coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC in 2015.

The first chapter of Exo Zombies is included with the Havoc DLC pack or as part of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. Get the Season Pass for access to four exciting DLC packs at one great price, each delivering a collection of new, thrilling multiplayer content, bonus weapons, and more:

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Hotel Transylvania 2 to Co-Star Mel Brooks as the Voice of Vlad the Vampire http://dailydead.com/hotel-transylvania-2-co-star-mel-brooks-voice-vlad-vampire/ http://dailydead.com/hotel-transylvania-2-co-star-mel-brooks-voice-vlad-vampire/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:49:02 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89123 In 2012, Sony brought a monster mash to the big screen with Hotel Transylvania, an animated comedy take on classic monsters that featured Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, Kevin James as Frankenstein’s monster, and many more. With the sequel due out next fall, a new addition to the voice cast has been announced: […]

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Hotel-Transylvania-2-Vlad-boxIn 2012, Sony brought a monster mash to the big screen with Hotel Transylvania, an animated comedy take on classic monsters that featured Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, Kevin James as Frankenstein’s monster, and many more. With the sequel due out next fall, a new addition to the voice cast has been announced: the legendary Mel Brooks, who will voice Dracula’s vampire father, Vlad.

Deadline reports that Mel Brooks will voice Vlad, a character with a serious grumpy side (though he’s smiling in the photo shown above). As many fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula know, the real life 15th century ruler, Vlad III Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler, helped inspire the Count Dracula character.

Brooks is no stranger to portraying classic monsters in a comedic way, having helmed and co-written Young Frankenstein 40 years ago. Brooks also directed, co-wrote, and co-starred as Professor Van Helsing in 1995’s Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

Sony is also signing big names to voice Vlad on the international front, so far tapping Michel Galabru, Junji Inagawa, Bram Van Der Vlugt, and Jacques Vermeire to portray the character in their respective regions.

Hotel Transylvania 2 is slated to hit theaters on September 25th, 2015. The original film’s Genndy Tartakovsky returns to the director’s chair, with Robert Smigel also coming back to handle scripting duties. Sandler, Allen Covert, and Ben Waisbren will executive produce with Michelle Murdocca serving as producer. Here’s the movie’s brief synopsis (via Deadline):

“The sequel to Sony’s 2012 family film sees old-school supernatural meet modern-day cool when Vlad turns up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together.”

We have a look at Vlad in the image below. Also shown is Adam Sandler’s Dracula, his daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez in the first film) and her romantic interest (and perhaps boyfriend), Jonathan (voiced by Andy Samberg in the original). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further casting and story updates on Hotel Transylvania 2.

Image via Hotel Transylvania:

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‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper to Take on Cthulhu in Lovecraftian Crowdfunded Short Film ‘Portal to Hell’ http://dailydead.com/rowdy-roddy-piper-take-cthulhu-lovecraftian-crowdfunded-short-film-portal-hell/ http://dailydead.com/rowdy-roddy-piper-take-cthulhu-lovecraftian-crowdfunded-short-film-portal-hell/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:45:40 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89116 “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.” John Carpenter fans remember this “Rowdy” Roddy Piper line from 1988’s They Live, but imagine if Piper said something similar to Cthulhu upon entering the demon city of R’lyeh. If this sounds epic, then you may be interested in […]

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Portal-to-Hell-box“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.” John Carpenter fans remember this “Rowdy” Roddy Piper line from 1988’s They Live, but imagine if Piper said something similar to Cthulhu upon entering the demon city of R’lyeh. If this sounds epic, then you may be interested in funding Portal to Hell, a short film co-starring Piper and Cthulhu that just launched an Indiegogo campaign.

Portal to Hell is guaranteed to be made next March and contributions to the Indiegogo campaign will help fund the special effects creation. The better the film looks, the better its chances are of being turned into a feature film, as Portal to Hell’s creative team is planning on using the short film to pitch a full film version beginning next fall. To learn more about this project, visit:

Press Release - “Director Vivieno Caldinelli (Picnicface, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), writer Matt Watts (Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays), and star Roddy Piper (They Live) have teamed up with executive producer Todd Brown (The Raid, ABCs of Death), executive producer Andrew Rosen (Todd & the Book of Pure Evil), and FX guru Steve Kostanski (Manborg) to bring horror fans the slimiest genre mash-up ever seen!

With assistance from the Harold Greenberg Fund, the short film will be moving forward in early 2015 – but with fan support via IndieGogo, the filmmakers can create bigger stunts, crazier effects, and put the gears in motion to turn PORTAL TO HELL into an ass-kicking, feature-length adventure.

Jack (Piper) is a simple man with simple needs. Mostly he just needs to be left alone to read his book. It’s a good book and he likes it… or, at least, he would if the tenants of the building he manages weren’t so damn needy.

And it’s not just blown fuses and clogged toilets… No, when the building power goes out, the culprit is a pair of Cthulhu-worshiping tenants opening a portal to the demon city of R’lyeh in the basement.

Does this count as building maintenance? Is battling the supernatural part of Jack’s job description? Maybe not, but if Jack can’t close the portal the entire building and – let’s face it – the whole world is screwed.

To support PORTAL TO HELL, please visit
www.indiegogo.com/projects/portal-to-hell

And follow the hellish action on our social media!
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/pages/Portal-To-Hell/1476503545924530
TWITTER: @theportaltohell
INSTAGRAM: @theportaltohell
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/theportaltohell

Your support means the world to the production, and we sincerely hope you will consider posting about it at our media outlet.”

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The Atticus Institute Blu-ray / DVD Release Details http://dailydead.com/atticus-institute-blu-ray-dvd-release-details/ http://dailydead.com/atticus-institute-blu-ray-dvd-release-details/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:59:30 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=89110 Similar to how The Shop was interested in the pyrokinetic abilities of young Charlie in Stephen King’s Firestarter, the U.S. Department of Defense becomes intrigued by Judith Winstead’s supernatural powers and tries to harness the uncontrollable dark forces within her in The Atticus Institute, coming out on home media early next year from Anchor Bay: […]

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Atticus-Institute-boxSimilar to how The Shop was interested in the pyrokinetic abilities of young Charlie in Stephen King’s Firestarter, the U.S. Department of Defense becomes intrigued by Judith Winstead’s supernatural powers and tries to harness the uncontrollable dark forces within her in The Atticus Institute, coming out on home media early next year from Anchor Bay:

“LOS ANGELES, November xx, 2014 – Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the disturbing new horror thriller THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, from producer of The Conjuring Peter Safran, available on DVD and Blu-ray™ January 20st, 2015. Written and directed by Chris Sparling (writer of “Buried”) in his directorial debut, THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE stars Rya Kihlstedt (“Dexter”), William Mapother (“Lost”, The Grudge), Harry Groener (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), John Rubinstein (“Angel”) and Sharon Maughan (The Bank Job) and was executive produced by Dan Clifton. THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE will be available on DVD for an SRP of $22.98 and on Blu-ray™ for $26.99. Special features include “The Making of The Atticus Institute” and deleted scenes.

Dr. Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. Despite witnessing several noteworthy cases, nothing could have prepared Dr. West and his colleagues for Judith Winstead. She outperformed every subject they had ever studied – soon gaining the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense, who subsequently took control of the research facility. The more experiments they conducted on Judith, the clearer it became that her abilities were the manifestation of evil forces within her, prompting the government to take measures to weaponize this force. But they soon discovered there are powers that exist in this world that simply cannot be controlled. Now the details of the inexplicable events that occurred within The Atticus Institute are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.

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