When I first heard that filmmaker Brian Taylor (the Crank films, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) was teaming up with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair for a brand new pitch black comedy called Mom and Dad, in which parents are desperately trying to kill their offspring, I was immediately all in (and thankfully, it did not disappoint—but more on that later this week).
Raising a child in deep space can be difficult enough on its own, but throw in a horde of lethal Xenomorphs and you really have to be a great parent to keep your family safe. A mother and her 12-year-old son will have to fight to survive against one of the galaxy's most dangerous species in Aliens: Dust to Dust, a new comic book series premiering April 24th from Dark Horse:
It’s hard to believe, but another year of the Sundance Film Festival is nearly upon us. Kicking off this Thursday, Sundance will be running until January 28th in Park City, Utah, and Daily Dead will be on-hand to check out an assortment of genre-related offerings. That being said, there’s a handful of films that immediately caught this writer’s attention as soon as they were announced for Sundance 2018, and here’s a look at what has me excited from this year’s festival lineup:
Last year, tiny creatures from beyond were unleashed on Lionsgate's Vestron Video Blu-ray of Tibor Takács' The Gate, and on February 27th Scream Factory will bring the miniature monsters from the sequel to high-def home media with their Blu-ray release of Gate II, including new interviews and a fresh 2K scan of the interpositive:
Do you feel like you're in a Good Guys groove since watching Don Mancini's Cult of Chucky last year? If you're looking to add the devious doll to your wardrobe, Fright Rags has you covered with their new Chucky collection of shirts, enamel pins, and socks.
Black Mirror fans can dive deeper into their favorite episodes from the fourth season now streaming on Netflix with six behind-the-scenes featurettes in which the cast and crew members discuss the creative process behind each installment:
As a new fan of purchasing and collecting vinyl records, it's nice to see so much variety, especially in the world of horror. The eerily wonderful score composed by Ariel Loh for 2016's The Eyes of My Mother has now found a home on two 180-gram colored vinyl records in a deluxe gatefold jacket with satin coating courtesy of Waxwork Records. Continue reading for details on the liner notes, a look at the artwork by Nikita Kaun, and more:
Beginning March 27th, you can re-visit (or watch for the first time) Legion Season 1, starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, The Guest), Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West), Jean Smart, and Rachel Keller when it debuts on Blu-ray and DVD. Early purchasers of the DVD or Blu-ray will also receive an exclusive copy of The World's Angriest Boy in the World book, and we have a look at the cover art and full list of special features:
This February, Nitehawk Cinema wants to cause some mayhem. Joe Lynch's chaotic and fun film Mayhem will screen after midnight on the weekend of January 26th at Nitehawk Cinema, before its premiere on Shudder. Then, on Wednesday, February 7th, Mohawk will kick off a special evening at Nitehawk with a 7:30pm screening featuring a Q&A with directorTed Geoghegan. Also in today's Horror Highlights: COMET TV's The Craft contest, The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art contest, the Panic Fest 2018 lineup, Dead Hooker in a Trunk Blu-ray release details, and info on the new horror film Terror Take Away.
With production now underway on the new Halloween movie, Will Patton has joined the cast to play a police officer character who will likely have his hands full with Michael Myers once again on the loose.
Keep an eye on the skies and the oceans, because on January 23rd, Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane are coming to 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Pictures, giving fans plenty of time to catch up before the third film in the franchise is released in theaters.
Frightening felines attack in Eye of the Cat, a 1969 horror film out now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
A little over one month before Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on April 15th, Lionsgate will release the third season of The Walking Dead companion series on Blu-ray (including Digital HD) and DVD, complete with deleted scenes and audio commentaries that dig deeper into the show's most ambitious season yet:
If you enjoyed Stephen and Owen King's Sleeping Beauties, then you may want to add Aliya Whiteley's The Beauty to your to-read list. Originally written several years ago, Whiteley's award-winning novella is now officially published in the US (along with a new short story, Peace, Pipe) courtesy of Titan Books, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
"Be careful what you believe in." A skeptic sets out to debunk paranormal events only to find that the hauntings may be all too real in the official trailer for IFC Midnight's Ghost Stories.