Since he made his Nickelodeon debut in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has had countless adventures (some of them quite trippy, in fact) and his latest looks to be another memorable one for the show's scrapbook, as SpongeBob meets his backbone in the trailer for The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom, a new stop-motion animated special airing on October, Friday the 13th.
Fans of the Lakewood Six received the surprising news back in April that MTV would be rebooting their Scream TV series for its third season, introducing a new cast of characters and creative team behind the scenes. The big changes for the series continue to take shape, as Tyler Posey from Teen Wolf has now joined the cast.
Following the opening weekend at the cinema for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Pennywise the clown is no longer dancing at the top of the box office, but IT continues to float above most films in its third week since its initial release.
It's the season to face your fears and embrace some scares, and for years, the Blood Manor haunted house in New York City has been a hub of horror of the highest order. Beginning October 6th, you can re-enter the living nightmares of the attraction when its doors ominously open once again, inviting you to meet Dr. Shock and a few of his frightening friends...
Remember when Rick Grimes was stuck in a tank with a living dead horde surrounding him? Nick and another familiar face find themselves in a similar predicament in the preview video for next week's episode of Fear The Walking Dead, although it's unclear if they'll have their own Glenn-esque guardian angel to bail them out.
When we meet Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) in Brawl in Cell Block 99, things could not be worse for our protagonist. A former boxer who has struggled to turn his life around by making an honest living has just lost his job due to the economy, and as he makes his way home early to lick his wounds, he discovers that his wife, Lauren (Jennifer Carpenter), has been having an affair. Not content with the direction his life is headed, Bradley decides to go back to being a drug runner for his dealer pal, Gil (Marc Blucas), but things go south after a pick-up goes badly, and Mr. Thomas finds himself being incarcerated for his crimes after he refuses to snitch on his boss.
As a longtime fan of Australian cinema, I will be the first to admit that as I watched the opening scene of Luke Shanahan’s Rabbit, I thought I could put my finger precisely on the type of cinematic experience that was coming my way. And boy, was I wrong. My favorite types of films are the ones that keep me guessing, or give me something I haven’t seen before, and Rabbit delivers that in spades. Much more than just a psychological horror movie, Shanahan’s latest is a beautiful celebration of Euro cinema from the ’70s, yet it still feels wholly steeped in this twisted modern reality where nothing is as it seems, and the horrors awaiting viewers go much deeper than just jump scares and gore.
In regards to his filmic output, director Michael Winner was wildly inconsistent at his worst and wholly divisive at his best (and vice versa). The remarkable thing is that those two extreme opinions can be about the same film; some find the kinetic sleaze of Death Wish (1974) powerful and disturbing, others find its ham-fisted social grazing problematic and off-putting. But it was a big hit, so naturally Universal let him ride the satanic tide with The Sentinel (1977), a Good vs. Evil, Portal to Hell potboiler that warms this Fulci-loving heart three years before Lucio even set foot in New Orleans.
While his roots may be in television, it’s most likely his indelible work in cinema as a writer/director/producer that has made filmmaking maverick Larry Cohen such an influential force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. With a professional career that kicked off in the late 1950s, Cohen has yet to slow down at all, and it’s that enduring creative spirit that King Cohen documentarian Steve Mitchell celebrates in his loving and lively look back at the brazen trail that Cohen has journeyed on thus far.
Santa Claus isn't the only one making house calls during the holidays in the new home invasion horror comedy Better Watch Out, and ahead of the film's release this October from Well Go USA, a new clip has been revealed that shows technology failing and tensions rising as isolation sets in.
Following its well-received (and shocking) world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's new film The Endless was picked up for North American distribution by Well Go USA back in May, and ahead of its theatrical and home media release in early 2018, a new teaser trailer for the film has been released, immersing viewers in the unsettling atmosphere of a cult's isolated—and otherworldly—community.
There's no going back. SYFY opened the doors to the No-End House with the second season premiere episode of Channel Zero on September 20th, and if you have yet to experience the mind-warping horror of the show or you need to decipher what you saw in the recent episode, you can now watch the first full installment of the No-End House online for free, courtesy of SYFY.
Visiting your better half's family during the holidays for the first time can be stressful in itself, but it becomes a literal fight for survival for poor Michael when he discovers that he's on the menu for Christmas dinner in the new holiday horror film Mercy Christmas. Directed by Ryan Nelson, Mercy Christmas will be opening this year's Shriekfest film festival in Los Angeles, and we've been provided with an exclusive poster to share with Daily Dead readers.
They collaborated creatively through multiple decades, creating cinematic magic on the screen that still resonates with horror fans today. As far as one-two punches go when it comes to directors and composers, Lucio Fulci and Fabio Frizzi pack a huge wallop, and in the years since Fulci's passing in 1996, Frizzi has kept the spirit of Fulci's movies alive through his music, including recent live performances of his scores, two of which will take place on October 29th and the 30th at the New York City's Music Hall of Williamsburg. Ahead of the anticipated shows, I had the honor of catching up with Frizzi for our latest Q&A to talk about the joys of performing live, collaborating with Fulci, The Beyond Composer's Cut, and more.
Very few people write like Dorothy Parker. Her poetry and short stories are marked by vicious wit, mainly aimed at the ridiculous romantic standards enforced upon her generation and gender. She laments her lack of love in delightfully economic verses, refers to her enjoyment of sex in not-so-subtle terms, and writes nihilistic advice regarding relationship downfalls. Yet there is a darker side to her. Aside from the Gothic imagery that sarcastically accents her more dramatic work, Parker explores the irony of despair in a disarming, often heartbreaking way.