We've been keeping Daily Dead readers updated on OVERKILL's The Walking Dead first-person shooter video game since it was first announced in 2014. Now a new cinematic trailer for the four-player co-op video game has been released, showing the streets of Washington D.C. overrun with the living dead.
Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."
Have you ever had the feeling you’ve seen something before, but couldn’t quite place when or where? A sense of…deja-view? (Hold your applause and/or groans. It was a premium cable channel way before this stupid pun.) I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at some point, and because I’m an old it took me halfway through watching A Taste of Evil (1971), an ABC Movie of the Week, to realize I had seen the almost exact same plot rolled out in a movie earlier in the same week. Horror is incestuous, and it had to happen eventually, especially when the same writer pens both.
While us horror lovers revelled in the ripped bodices and cobwebbed corridors of another vampire plagued castle, Hammer was busy trying to clear the halls and make their way into the modern world. Take Nightmare (1964), an effective black and white thriller that shows you don’t need fangs to be fearsome.
"It's a harsh world. The strong prey on the weak down here." Robert Rodriguez takes us several centuries into the future for a cyborg showdown in the official trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the popular manga series.
The Victorian era, which saw a surge in literary realism, also witnessed a growing fascination—maybe obsession—with spiritualism. Ghost stories and accounts of hauntings were hugely popular, especially around a Christmas fire. Several authors, including M.R. James, F. Marion Crawford, and Edith Wharton, contributed to its popularity. Most of these tales revolve around some anonymous narrator encountering the supernatural—good for nothing but a nice chill and moment of fear. Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu sets himself apart by summoning his spirits through psychology, even if his version of it is often backwards.
Found lurking on library shelves and hiding in musty basements, books open doorways to new worlds we never knew existed, enriching our imaginations while paralyzing our bodies in fear. While stories told on screen can haunt our dreams for decades, what's printed on paper often squirms under our skin to dig into the dark corners of our psyches with the appetite of a living dead bookworm. From R.L. Stine's frightening tales for young readers to the haunting works of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson, the Corpse Club looks back on some of their favorite horror books and authors in a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.
If you've yet to meet the murderous residents of the sinister town of Union in The Evil Within 2, Bethesda Softworks is putting out the welcome mat with their free trial that you can now download on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
We cross the plane between the living and the dead in today's Horror Highlights with details on M.L. Miller's new comic book series Gravetrancers, and we also have the 2018 Telluride Horror Show's call for submissions, info on The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival's new partnership, and looks at the short films The Ball and The Plague.
"70,000 years at the top of the food chain. It was fun while it lasted." While we wait to see if a World War Z sequel directed by David Fincher will move forward, Saber Interactive will give gamers the chance to step into the world of the Paramount Pictures film in a new zombie video game that's slated for a 2018 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC:
With season 7 of Game of Thrones now in the rearview mirror, it's a great time to reflect on the past seasons of the HBO series, and if you're a fan of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms, then the Podcastica team has you covered with Game of Microphones, a Game of Thrones podcast that you can listen to right here on Daily Dead.
Back in 2014, a teaser video was released for Silent Hills, which would have been a collaboration between video game designer Hideo Kojima, writer/director Guillermo del Toro, and actor Norman Reedus. While that project never came to fruition, Kojima, Reedus, and del Toro instead teamed up on a new video game called Death Stranding. Teased in a trippy trailer at The Game Awards last year, Kojima Productions did not disappoint at this year's TGA, revealing an even more unsettlingly psychedelic look at Kojima's ambitious project.
"He's a man of peace in a savage land... suburbia." After taking us to Innerspace, Joe Dante took a trip to a seemingly safe neighborhood in The ’Burbs. Starring Tom Hanks and a stellar supporting cast, the beloved dark comedy has previously been released on DVD and Blu-ray, but Shout Select has now announced that they'll be bringing it to home media like never before in a Collector's Edition Blu-ray in early 2018.
It looks like the role of Laurie Strode's granddaughter has been cast, giving Michael Myers multiple generations to haunt in the new Halloween movie.
Alvin Schwartz’s and Stephen Gammell’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark illustrated books have provided decades of nightmare fuel for readers, and a film adaptation has been lurking in the works for years. Now the project is taking a step forward into our reality with a director now set to take the reins on the spooky project.