Homage in film can be a tricky proposition. Hew too close to the original, and you’re just making copies with no new toner; veer too far away and folks will wonder why you bothered. Joe Dante’s Piranha (1978) is that perfect beast then - a Jaws “rip-off” that bows to its source while winking at the audience, and yet still manages to be a wholly separate, wildly entertaining ride.
Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them, and Scream Factory celebrates the alien hybrid from Species like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. With the new Blu-ray coming out on June 27th, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Ellen Ripley, Vasquez, and bullet-blasted Xenomorph Warriors comprise NECA's Series 12 Aliens action figures, and new photos offer closer looks at the collectibles before they are released this September.
When one thinks of cosmic literature, one typically imagines H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon. Lovecraft himself drew inspiration from his peers, however, and he was particularly close friends and creative kin with a man named Clark Ashton Smith, a pulp storyteller, sculptor, and insane poet. Smith’s writing is mythical in its intense depictions of colorful worlds, heinous gods, and unending darkness; and the myths are all Smith’s inventions. He creates his own universe through the originality of his visions in a way that Lovecraft does not.
It's still celebrated for many reasons—the iconic "spider head," the nerve-wracking copper wire test, the eclectic characters, and the isolation and paranoia that they feel—and with June 25th marking 35 years since John Carpenter's The Thing hit theaters, the Corpse Club thought it was the perfect time to discuss the seminal 1982 remake on the latest episode of Daily Dead's new podcast.
It’s hard to believe that the Flashback Weekend horror convention in Chicago is already turning 15 years old, but Mike and Mia Kerz, the founders behind the long-running event, are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s show is a great experience for attendees, especially if you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series (and who isn’t, really?).
You know what doesn’t get enough love in the horror community? Weird, gory anime. Sure, everyone digs Akira, and it’s possible to find a few discussions about the brilliant dark fantasy series Berserk in some circles, but I’ve always been interested in the little guys, the weird, unloved OVA (original video animation) schlock of the ’80s and ’90s—the Future War 198Xs and Black Magic M-66s of the world, unsung and unloved pieces of vibrant genre fiction that never get their dues. Naturally, I plan to fix that on the Crypt of Curiosities, starting with an off-the-wall duology of cinematic carnage that I adore and despise in equal measure: M.D. Geist.
Following its premiere on Spike last night, The Mist TV series is teased in a new video that shows what's to come in the weeks ahead, and Spike has also made the first three episodes of the series available to watch right now.
The video game worlds of The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Dishonored 2 will be coming to life on the printed page at Titan Comics! In today's Horror Highlights, we also have character posters for The Little Hours and release details and a poster for Inconceivable.
Earlier this year, the great imaginer and a few friends had more sights to show you in the graphic novel Hellraiser: Anthology, and now Clive Barker's Seraphim Comics has revealed a September release and an eclectic set of preview pages for the sequel, Hellraiser: Anthology Volume Two.
It may not be October, but there's never a bad time to pay tribute to the Queen of Halloween, and that's exactly what Funko is doing with their newly unveiled Rock Candy vinyl collectible of Cassandra Peterson's iconic character Elvira, who is also included in Funko's new horror edition of Pint Size Heroes.
Armed with his trusty chainsaw and his reliable boomstick, Ash is coming to life in a new Ultimate Ash vs Evil Dead figure from NECA, which will come with four interchangeable heads and multiple hands that are featured in new photos ahead of its September release.
Daily Dead was proud to set sail on the Walker Stalker Cruise earlier this year, and following the recent announcement that Walker Stalker Con, Skybound, and Sixthman are teaming up for another Walking Dead cruise in 2018, three additional special guests have been announced for the event, including Lauren Cohan and Greg Nicotero.
For his second feature, David F. Sandberg really went all out for Annabelle: Creation, mixing up his bag of horror tricks to deliver a cinematic experience that just relentlessly comes at you with the scares once the titular doll is discovered and all hell is unleashed on anyone in her path. As far as prequels go, Sandberg has done a helluva job with Annabelle: Creation, and I commend the filmmaker for creating a clever and wickedly fun horror movie that surpasses its predecessor in numerous ways (akin to Mike Flanagan’s Ouija: Origin of Evil last year).
She was worried about her social status, but Sara had no idea that her obsession would lead to her and her best friend fending off an alien invasion in Snatchers, Stage 13's new horror comedy series that premiered on Verizon's go90 streaming service.