Daily Dead http://dailydead.com - Your Source for Daily Zombie, Horror, and Sci-Fi News Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:39:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Trailer Round-Up: Game of Thrones Season 5, Alien Outpost, Avengers: Age of Ultron http://dailydead.com/trailer-round-game-thrones-season-5-alien-outpost-avengers-age-ultron/ http://dailydead.com/trailer-round-game-thrones-season-5-alien-outpost-avengers-age-ultron/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:19:48 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93514 We’re back with another trailer round-up. This time around we have fresh footage from Game of Thrones Season 5, the final trailer for the newly released Alien Outpost, and the latest teaser video for Avengers: Age of Ultron. “Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in […]

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We’re back with another trailer round-up. This time around we have fresh footage from Game of Thrones Season 5, the final trailer for the newly released Alien Outpost, and the latest teaser video for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.”

Season 5 of Game of Thrones will premiere on Sunday, April 12th, but fans of the epic fantasy series can relive the last two episodes of Season 4 and watch an exclusive Season 5 trailer in IMAX theaters from January 29th – February 5th. To see the full list of participating theaters, visit:

Trailer via Game of Thrones’ Facebook page:

Directed by Jabbar Raisani off a screenplay he co-wrote with Blake Clifton, Alien Outpost stars Adrian Paul, Rick Ravanello, Reiley McClendon, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan, and Matthew Holmes. Alien Outpost is now playing in select theaters and is also available on VOD.

“Two documentary cameramen embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining alien fighters (Heavies) of an invading attack force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the Heavies are planning the second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it.”

If you missed it, check out Heather’s review of Alien Outpost:

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st. We have the film’s official synopsis (via Collider) and press release:

“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.”

Press Release - “Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

Slated for a May 1st, 2015 release, Avengers: Age of Ultron will see Marvel’s finest reunite to take on the threat of the sentient robot Ultron. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.”

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Aliens Power Loader Epic Studio Scale Model Revealed by HCG http://dailydead.com/aliens-power-loader-epic-studio-scale-model-revealed-hcg/ http://dailydead.com/aliens-power-loader-epic-studio-scale-model-revealed-hcg/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:43:17 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93500 Ellen Ripley versus the Alien Queen: it’s the unforgettable exclamation point to the relentless Xenomorph attacks Ripley managed to survive throughout her hellish return trip to LV-426. Pitting machine-aided human against one massive and angry alien, the iconic scene saw Ellen operating a power loader exoskeleton and featured one of the franchise’s most memorable lines. […]

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Ellen Ripley versus the Alien Queen: it’s the unforgettable exclamation point to the relentless Xenomorph attacks Ripley managed to survive throughout her hellish return trip to LV-426. Pitting machine-aided human against one massive and angry alien, the iconic scene saw Ellen operating a power loader exoskeleton and featured one of the franchise’s most memorable lines. Now Hollywood Collectibles Group is paying tribute to the ultimate cinematic showdown with their new Aliens Power Loader Epic studio scale model.

Weighing in at 50 pounds, limited to 1000, and now available for $1199.95, HCG’s Aliens Power Loader Epic studio scale model stands about 33 inches tall with an approximate width of 25 inches:

““Get away from her, you Bitch!”

The Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader, commonly referred to as a Power Loader, is a commercial mechanized anthropomorphic Exoskeleton used for lifting heavy materials and objects. More importantly it was also used by Ripley to defeat the Alien Queen!

Painstakingly recreated from the original blueprints, no detail has been spared to make this the most accurate Power Loader replica ever made.

Presented for the first time ever as a Studio Scale model – exactly the same size as the model used in filming the movie! Standing an imposing 33” tall, and 25” wide this truly is an EpicTM scale model!

Amazingly detailed, it features a webbing operator harness made of real material, a working light-up hazard light on top, and an accurate weathered finish.

As with all Hollywood Collectibles pieces this museum quality Studio Scale model is constructed from heavyweight polystone and mixed media, then hand painted to the finest detail.

The centerpiece of anyone’s Aliens collection!

Sculpted by Alterton. Paint by Jason Eaton

Dimensions: 33″ Tall x 25″ Wide Approx.

Edition Size: 1000

Availability: Pre-Order

Estimated Ship Date: 2nd Qtr 2015″

Images via HCG:

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Early Look at the Cover Art for Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #12, Escape From New York #5, Big Trouble in Little China #11, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #6, Burning Fields #4 http://dailydead.com/early-look-cover-art-clive-barkers-nightbreed-12-escape-new-york-5-big-trouble-little-china-11-dawn-planet-apes-6-burning-fields-4/ http://dailydead.com/early-look-cover-art-clive-barkers-nightbreed-12-escape-new-york-5-big-trouble-little-china-11-dawn-planet-apes-6-burning-fields-4/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:23:53 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93481 Snake Plissken is literally dropped into a battlefield, Koba and Pope have an ape-style smackdown, Jack Burton and Lo Pan strive to survive the horrors of the Endless Hells of Legend, Dana and Aban go deeper into a tunnel system, and the battle for Midian takes place—this is just a tease of what BOOM! Studios […]

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Snake Plissken is literally dropped into a battlefield, Koba and Pope have an ape-style smackdown, Jack Burton and Lo Pan strive to survive the horrors of the Endless Hells of Legend, Dana and Aban go deeper into a tunnel system, and the battle for Midian takes place—this is just a tease of what BOOM! Studios has in store for readers this April. We have an early look at the cover art for that month’s installments of Burning Fields, Escape From New York, and Big Trouble in Little China, as well as the final issues of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.

BURNING FIELDS #4 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Format: 32 pages, full color

Synopsis: “Dana and Aban chase down leads through a series of tunnels far from any military base, unaware that Decker and the PMCs are headed the same way, ready for a showdown. But the real threat is something far more sinister than any of them could have imagined.”

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists:
Main: Mike Henderson
Intermix (1 in 10): Robert Sammelin
Incentive: Joseph Michael Linsner
Format: 32 pages, full color

Synopsis: “New story arc! The government throws Snake out of a plane and into the middle of a battle in Siberia, right back into the war he thought he’d left behind.”

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES # 6 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Christopher Mitten
Incentive: “End of Days” Graffiti Variant
Format: 32 pages, full color

Synopsis: “Final issue! Koba and Pope come face-to-face. In this ultimate fight for dominance, Koba will learn that sometimes Caesar doesn’t know what is best for all apes.. Malcolm, in a race against time, must find a way to reunite mother and son before it’s too late. Nothing could have prepared him for the horrors he has faced, but the little fight left in him will make sure the time he has left counts.”

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #11
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists:
Main: Brian Churilla
Incentive: Toby Cypress
Format: 32 pages, full color

Synopsis: “Jack and Lo Pan have been sent do the Endless Hells of Legend! While they race to escape, Wang and Egg test their friendship as they try to save Jack.”

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CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #12
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmalya Pramanik
Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten
Format: 32 pages, full color

Synopsis: “Final issue! Boone and Ashberry fight for the future of Midian. In this last moment, with the Nightbreed coming together, will Baphomet rise?”

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Stephen King’s Finders Keepers Cover Art Revealed http://dailydead.com/stephen-kings-finders-keepers-cover-art-synopsis-revealed/ http://dailydead.com/stephen-kings-finders-keepers-cover-art-synopsis-revealed/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:39:41 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93468 Published last year, Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes follows retired cop Bill Hodges as he hunts a killer who used a set of wheels as a lethal weapon. This past summer, King announced that Mr. Mercedes was the first book in a planned trilogy. Finders Keepers, the second installment of that trilogy, is due out in May […]

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Published last year, Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes follows retired cop Bill Hodges as he hunts a killer who used a set of wheels as a lethal weapon. This past summer, King announced that Mr. Mercedes was the first book in a planned trilogy. Finders Keepers, the second installment of that trilogy, is due out in May and its official cover has now been revealed, and we also have the Misery-esque synopsis.

Finders Keepers will hit shelves on June 2nd, 2015. We have the official synopsis for the novel, which is projected to be 448 pages long (via Simon & Schuster):

““Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.”

It’s also worth noting that Sonar Entertainment is moving forward on a limited TV series adaptation of Mr. Mercedes. David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice) is set to pen the script, with Jack Bender (Lost) lined up for the director’s chair.

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Scream Factory Details Blu-ray / DVD Release of The Babadook http://dailydead.com/scream-factory-details-blu-ray-release-babadook/ http://dailydead.com/scream-factory-details-blu-ray-release-babadook/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:22:39 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93463 Scream Factory is teaming up with IFC Midnight to bring The Babadook to Blu-ray. They’ve announced release plans that include a standard Blu-ray and DVD edition, along with a special edition version with deleted scenes and additional bonus features: “If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The […]

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Scream Factory is teaming up with IFC Midnight to bring The Babadook to Blu-ray. They’ve announced release plans that include a standard Blu-ray and DVD edition, along with a special edition version with deleted scenes and additional bonus features:

“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook. This chillingly prophetic refrain haunts the worldwide sleeper hit The Babdook, the engrossingly eerie tale of a widowed mother and her troubled young son. On April 14th, 2015, this critically acclaimed psychological thriller makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. The Special Edition Blu-ray, housed in a striking limited run pop-up package, comes loaded with bonus features, including theatrical trailers and an in-depth look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House Set, The Stunts: Jumping the stairs, Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene); as well as deleted scenes and director Jennifer Kent’s award-winning short film MONSTER.

The standard Blu-ray and DVD editions include the theatrical trailers and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook with cast and crew interviews (Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz, A Tour of the House Set, The Stunts: Jumping the stairs, Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene). Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

Named one of the Top Ten Films of 2014 by the New York Time’s A.O Scott, New York Magazine’s David Edelstein, and Slate’s Dana Stevens, The Babadook is one of the most celebrated genre films in recent history. Winner of three 2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Direction, The Babadook has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Star Essie Davis’ captivating performance as the tormented Amelia has won Best Actress at Fantastic Fest, Sitges International Film Festival, and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival; as well as earning Best Actress nominations from across the globe, including San Francisco Film Critics Circle, London Critics Circle, Houston Film Critics Society and the Australian Film Institute. Heralded as deeply heartfelt yet genuinely frightening, The Babadook is a must-own for all fans of genre cinema.”

Special Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Jennifer Kent’s short film MONSTER
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Limited run pop-up package
  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
    • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
    • A Tour of the House Set
    • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
    • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

Standard Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
    • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
    • A Tour of the House Set
    • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
    • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

DVD Edition Bonus Features:

  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of The Babadook:
    • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
    • A Tour of the House Set
    • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
    • Special Effects: The Stabbing Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Long Weekend & Silent Running Blu-rays, Mondo’s Alien Posters http://dailydead.com/horror-sci-fi-round-long-weekend-silent-running-blu-rays-mondos-alien-posters/ http://dailydead.com/horror-sci-fi-round-long-weekend-silent-running-blu-rays-mondos-alien-posters/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:44:10 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93447 Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! This time around we have release details on the Blu-rays of Long Weekend and Silent Running, as well as a look at Mondo’s new Alien posters. Synapse Films will release Long Weekend to Blu-ray on April 14th: Press Release - “Upon its 2005 DVD release, the Australian thriller LONG WEEKEND quickly […]

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Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! This time around we have release details on the Blu-rays of Long Weekend and Silent Running, as well as a look at Mondo’s new Alien posters.

Synapse Films will release Long Weekend to Blu-ray on April 14th:

Press Release - “Upon its 2005 DVD release, the Australian thriller LONG WEEKEND quickly became one of the most highly-regarded films in the Synapse Films library, later to be prominently featured in Mark Hartley’s acclaimed documentary NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD and remade by director Jamie Blanks (URBAN LEGEND) in 2008. Fans have long requested a Blu-ray upgrade for this unrelenting Aussie classic, now making its high-def debut on a stunning new Synapse Blu-ray!

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline hoping a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the countryside with garbage, shooting guns and even driving away after wounding a Kangaroo with their automobile. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the animals allow them to leave or will they too be destroyed?

From the writer of ROAD GAMES and RAZORBACK comes this “spooky little gem” (Premiere Magazine), presented in a high-definition transfer from original vault materials with a re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround soundtrack created by Synapse Films.

Extra Features

-High-Definition 1080p Transfer Supervised by Synapse Films
-Re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Soundtrack (Original 2.0 Mono also Included)
-Audio Commentary from Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton
-Motion Still Gallery Featuring an Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Reversible Cover Artwork

Not Rated / 1978 / 95 Minutes / Color / 5.1 & 2.0 / 2.35:1 aspect ratio / $24.95 retail”

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Blu-ray.com reports that on April 7th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the Bruce Dern-starring Silent Running on Blu-ray:

Synopsis: “Botanist Freeman Lowell (Dern) has spent eight years aboard the space freighter Valley Forge preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, Lowell rebels and hijacks the freighter, while plunging the craft into the gaseous rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens and two “Drone” robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company on his greatest adventure of all.”

Special Features (via Blu-ray.com):

  • The Making of Silent Running
  • Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull
  • A Conversation with Bruce Dern
  • Douglas Trumbull: Then and Now
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional Feature Commentary with Director Douglas Trumbull and Star Bruce Dern

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Available to purchase online beginning sometime today (the announcement will be made via Mondo’s Twitter) are Tyler Stout’s Alien posters:

“Alien by Tyler Stout. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 510. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $60″

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“Alien (Variant) by Tyler Stout. 24″x36″ screen print with Glow in the Dark Layer. Hand numbered. Edition of 235. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $110″

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Photos of The Executioner & Skratch from Sideshow Collectibles’ Court of the Dead http://dailydead.com/photos-executioner-skratch-sideshow-collectibles-court-dead/ http://dailydead.com/photos-executioner-skratch-sideshow-collectibles-court-dead/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:45 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93436 Death is the last person you want to double-cross in the world of Sideshow Collectibles’ Court of the Dead. With his motto of “rise, conquer, rule”, he has no reservations about swiping souls for his growing army… or destroying souls entirely. Among those who enforce Death’s unflinching laws are The Executioner and his loyal hound, […]

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Executioner-boxDeath is the last person you want to double-cross in the world of Sideshow Collectibles’ Court of the Dead. With his motto of “rise, conquer, rule”, he has no reservations about swiping souls for his growing army… or destroying souls entirely. Among those who enforce Death’s unflinching laws are The Executioner and his loyal hound, Skratch, both of whom are featured as new premium format figures from Sideshow Collectibles.

Oglavaeil The Executioner Premium Format Figure

“Based on an original character design, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Oglavaeil, the Executioner from our Court of the Dead collection.

You cannot run from your fate. No one knows this better than I…

Appointed by Death and bound by duty, the Executioner exists to uphold justice and maintain balance in the Court of the Dead. Gentle and sympathetic by nature, but powerful enough to tear the very realm asunder, Oglavaeil moves silently through the Underworld, burdened by the fear and dread cast wherever he goes. Wielding two sinister swords, etched with haunting depictions of the destinies that await his ill-fated marks, his piercing eyes see through all layers of deception worn by those that fall under his gaze. Woe be to those whom the Executioner discovers have betrayed Death for there is no escaping his icy grasp once a soul is in his sights.

  • Wielding two sinister swords, etched with haunting depictions of the destinies that await his ill-fated marks
  • His piercing eyes see through all layers of deception
  • $20 off when bundled with Skratch

Release Date: Thursday, January 29th, 2015 – 12:30pm PT

URL: http://bit.ly/BuyOglavaeil

Price: $599.99

Payment Plan for as little as $180.00/month

Expected to Ship: February – April 2016

Edition Size: TBD”

Skratch Premium Format Figure

“Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Skratch: Hound of the Executioner from our Court of the Dead collection.

Ever at his masters side, there is little known about the origin of Skratch, hound of the Executioner. Some believe Oglavaeils gruesome pet a mindless demon, captured on the fringes of hell, and bound in servitude. Others suspect Skratch may have once been human, merely a stray soul, as desperate for companionship as the Executioner himself. Only one thing is for certain where Oglavaeil goes, the hound shall also always be found…

  • Where Oglavaeil goes, the hound shall always be found
  • Possibly a mindless demon, bound in servitude or a stray soul desperate for companionship
  • $20 off when bundled with Oglavaeil

Release Date: Thursday, January 29th, 2014

URL: http://bit.ly/BuySkratch

Price: $149.99

Payment Plan for as little as $50.00/month

Expected to Ship: February – April 2016

Edition Size: TBD”

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Watch 2 New Clips from Fear Clinic http://dailydead.com/watch-2-new-clips-fear-clinic/ http://dailydead.com/watch-2-new-clips-fear-clinic/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:48:45 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93426 “Paige, it’s just a hallucination. All you need to do is open your eyes.” No matter what they may be, your fears are difficult to face. That’s why Paige has enlisted the help of Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) and his Fear Chamber, but even with the good doctor by her side, she struggles to overcome […]

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Fear-Clinic-box“Paige, it’s just a hallucination. All you need to do is open your eyes.” No matter what they may be, your fears are difficult to face. That’s why Paige has enlisted the help of Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) and his Fear Chamber, but even with the good doctor by her side, she struggles to overcome what her fear has in store for her in one of two new clips from Robert G. Hall’s upcoming Fear Clinic feature film.

Press Release - “FEAR CLINIC, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror, will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II).

With blood-chilling special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, FEAR CLINIC will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself.

Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series.

When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.

Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his “Fear Chamber” to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination…”

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Shout! Factory Acquires Bloodsucking Bastards http://dailydead.com/shout-factory-acquires-bloodsucking-bastards/ http://dailydead.com/shout-factory-acquires-bloodsucking-bastards/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:06:39 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93421 Bathed in fluorescent lights, the telemarketing office where Evan (Fran Kranz of The Cabin in the Woods) works seems to be sucking the life out of his soul, but he’ll have to worry about the same thing happening to his lifeblood when a vampire takes his sought-after promotion. Such is the horror-comedy setup in Bloodsucking Bastards, […]

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Bloodsucking-Bastards-boxBathed in fluorescent lights, the telemarketing office where Evan (Fran Kranz of The Cabin in the Woods) works seems to be sucking the life out of his soul, but he’ll have to worry about the same thing happening to his lifeblood when a vampire takes his sought-after promotion. Such is the horror-comedy setup in Bloodsucking Bastards, a recent Slamdance screening that Shout! Factory just picked up:

Press Release - “LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK / PARK CITY (January 29, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi- platform entertainment company, has acquired the North American rights to BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, a vampire comedy-horror feature directed by Brian James O’Connell and penned by the comedy troupe Dr. God from an original script by Ryan Mitts. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founder Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the producers of the film.

In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive North American rights to BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, including theatrical, home entertainment, digital distribution and broadcast for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada.

“Dr. God has made a gem of a horror comedy that fans will be quoting for years to come. It has the broad appeal of a mainstream hit, but the twisted sensibility of a cult favorite. It’s right at home here, and we plan to take good care of it across all distribution channels,” states Jordan Fields, Associate Vice President of Acquisitions.

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods) as an overworked office worker whose telemarketing company is slowly taken over by vampires led by his longtime nemesis (Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones). Described as Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS also stars Emma Fitzpatrick (The Collection), Joey Kern (Cabin Fever), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice), and Joel Murray (Mad Men), as well as Dr. God members Justin Ware, Neil Garguilo, David Park, and Sean Cowhig.

The film made its World Premiere as the opening night feature for the Slamdance Film Festival on January 23rd, where it received rave reviews, and followed its debut with a well-attended Slamdance opening night party presented by Social House and the video game ZOMBEER, with the cast and crew in attendance. “We are very grateful to Slamdance for picking our movie to kick start this year’s festival and we couldn’t be more excited about teaming up with Shout! Factory,” producer Patrick Rizzotti of Fortress Features said. “Shout! represents some of the most respected titles in the genre world and we have no doubt they will do a killer job releasing BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS to the masses.”

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS was developed by Fortress Features and Maybe This Year (MTY) Productions in partnership with Dr. God and director O’Connell. The film was written by Dr. God and Ryan Mitts, financed by Fortress and MTY, and produced by Fortress’ Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti (The Collector and The Collection), MTY’s Brandon Evans and Colleen Hard, and Dr. God’s Justin Ware. “We had an incredible time making this movie, and we can’t wait for Shout! Factory to unleash it on audiences everywhere,” Ware said. “They know the genre inside and out, they completely get the film, and they’re as excited as we are. We couldn’t ask for a better partner.”

For more information about the movie, please visit www.bloodsuckingbastards.com or the movie’s Facebook and Twitter pages. To view the trailer click here.

The deal was brokered on behalf of the producers by Movie Package Co’s Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield, David Albert Pierce of Pierce Law Group, LLP and Shout! Factory’s Jordan Fields.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Westchester Films, Inc., Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

About Dr. God
Dr. God is a Los Angeles based comedy group consisting of Sean Cowhig, Neil Garguilo, Brian James O’Connell, David Park, and Justin Ware. In addition to performing live all across the country, they’re a full-service content creation machine for film and television, working as writers, actors, producers, and directors (they’ll even get you a coffee if you ask nicely). Individually or as a group, Dr. God has created content for Relativity Media, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Fox, Imagine Television, Warner Brothers, Disney Channel, Playboy TV, National Lampoon, TV Guide Network, IFC, and lots of other impressive names that there’s really no need to continue to list. For more information please visit www.drgodcomedy.com or follow them on Twitter @drgodcomedy.

About Fortress Features
Fortress Features was formed in 2004 by Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti. Forbes and Rizzotti produced the critically acclaimed Pride (Lionsgate), starring Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac. Their next film The Collector, co-written and directed by Marcus Dunstan (co-writer of Saw 4-7), spawned a sequel called The Collection, which was released wide theatrically. They also executive produced Syrup, starring Amber Heard (Pineapple Express), Kellen Lutz (Twilight) and Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead). Fortress produced its first short, Sequence, written and directed by Carles Torrens (Apartment 143) which opened the Sitges Film Festival and took home Best of the Fest honors at the 2013 LA Film Shorts Festival. Fortress most recently produced The Hunted, a thriller starring Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight, The Collector), which is also Stewart’s directorial debut.

About MTY Productions
MTY PRODUCTIONS, LLC is a dynamic film and television company that boasts decades of experience in multiple facets of media, marketing, and developing innovative and compelling feature film, documentary and television projects to entertain a broad range of audiences. The company was founded by Brandon Evans, who previously co-founded Media Makers, LLC, which specialized in Corporate Sponsorship for Live Concerts, Sporting Events and Television Specials as well as Product Placement for Television and Feature Films. Brandon was also Co-Founder / Director of Business Development for Big Picture, Ltd, where he specialized in producing world-class music and television concerts sold for worldwide distribution including Sting, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Seal, Pink, and many more. MTY currently represents one of Ireland’s biggest celebrity chefs, Kevin Dundon, having launched his full signature Housewares Collection and an award winning television series.”

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Review: Alien Outpost http://dailydead.com/review-alien-outpost/ http://dailydead.com/review-alien-outpost/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:36:18 +0000 http://dailydead.com/?p=93189 In Alien Outpost, co-writer/director Jabbar Raisani transports us to the year 2033, ten years after the first alien invasion of Earth by a dominant species known as “Heavies.” A war raged on for years after the attack on our planet, and now there’s only a scattered amount of aliens left behind to carry out their […]

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In Alien Outpost, co-writer/director Jabbar Raisani transports us to the year 2033, ten years after the first alien invasion of Earth by a dominant species known as “Heavies.” A war raged on for years after the attack on our planet, and now there’s only a scattered amount of aliens left behind to carry out their mission to end humanity once and for all. It’s up to the brave forces of the military to keep these alien predators at bay, particularly at Outpost 37- the most battle-fought area of the globe that has seen countless attacks but found a way to endure the Heavies and their onslaught of terror over the years.

Framed as a documentary, Alien Outpost follows a group of filmmakers/journalists who arrive at the base to document the struggles and triumphs of the brave men stationed Outpost 37 as they continue to fight the good fight. It’s soon discovered that the remaining Heavies are up to more than just killing humans, forcing the war-weary warriors to figure out their plan and put a stop to it before all of humanity is eradicated forever.

While it may be easy to outwardly dismiss Alien Outpost as yet another ‘found footage’ flick, the way that Raisani frames his story and intercuts it with interview footage grounds the otherworldly subject matter in gritty realism that gives the project an air of authenticity. Alien Outpost may not necessarily be the most inventive film you’ll see all year but it’s an incredibly well-made indie film that feels much bigger than its budget and manages to also put a clever twist on the tactics of the alien invaders that you don’t see very often in modern sci-fi cinema, allowing the film to stand out amongst its peers.

The characters in Alien Outpost start off kind of stereotypically, feeling like they were plucked right out of other militaristic sci-fi films like Starship Troopers, Predator or even Aliens. But as viewers spend more time with the troops stationed at Outpost 37, we get to know them better through their battles and their dedication to each other is evident through some of the film’s quieter moments in between fighting off the Heavies. We see that there’s much more than just a bunch of Alpha Males showing off in Alien Outpost, especially when they’re faced with the death of one of their most trusted allies, and I applaud Raisani (who co-wrote the script with Blake Clifton) for crafting complex characters that end up being much more compelling than the lugheaded stock military men we often see in these types of movies.

As a whole, Alien Outpost was highly enjoyable and a very strong debut from Raisani who downplays the violence for an approach that’s much more about building tension and dread and putting viewers square in the middle of the conflict. Featuring some fantastic visual effects that brings his futuristic war tale to life (Raisani’s a Stan Winston Studios Digital FX alum so that’s not too surprising- he’s clearly got a talent for this kind of work) and a strong cast, Alien Outpost is a refreshing take on a popular subgenre that’s absolutely worth checking out.

Movie Score: 3.5/5

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