In 2010, filmmaker Panos Cosmatos came out guns blazing with his feature film debut, Beyond the Black Rainbow, and his follow-up project, Mandy, proved to be well worth the wait for those of us who have patiently waited to see just what the boundary-pushing director would do next. Like a powder keg of cinematic insanity ready to blow at any given moment (and when it does, man, the results are glorious), Mandy makes for a stunning companion piece to Black Rainbow in many ways, and yet still feels like a wholly unique step forward from Cosmatos. It’s hard to believe that he’s only two films into his career, but just based on his track record so far, Panos is now poised to become one of the boldest filmmaking voices of his generation.
As a child, the notion of romance to me was distant and adult, and frankly I wanted no part of it – especially in movies; I was the comedy and horror kid, with the occasional foray into fantasy. (Okay, I kissed Bev Peters on the cheek under the schoolyard tire when I was seven, but that fizzled out quickly.) I did however make my way to my small town’s Orpheum theatre at the age of nine to see what looked like a promising horror/sci-fi blend, Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time (1979), and stumbled out into the darkness with a new understanding of what romance meant to me.
On Friday the 13th in 2017, we may not have gotten a new Jason Voorhees film, but many moviegoers were pleased with another new horror film released that October: Happy Death Day. The overall positive reception for the Groundhog Day-esque slasher may have some horror fans wondering if a sequel could be in the works, and while no follow-up film has officially been announced, in a recent interview lead actress Jessica Rothe shared some intriguing details and hopes for a potential sequel.
With a new Jurassic World movie on the horizon and the 25th anniversary of the first Jurassic Park film lurking around the corner like a crafty Velociraptor, Funko is celebrating the characters from the original movie with new Pop! vinyl figures.
For Rock Steady Row, first-time feature filmmaker Trevor Stevens utilizes a collegiate setting for his post-apocalyptic mash-up that follows a freshman on his first day of school at Rock Steady University, where society has broken down and two fraternities wield all the power over both the student body as well as RSU’s shrewd Dean (played by veteran comedic actor Larry Miller).
Halloween may not be until October, but the first month of the year is a horror hub all its own, and on a new "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's podcast, the Corpse Club co-hosts look back at the horror releases of January over the years and share some very special resolutions for 2018.
In past movies when Robert Englund emerged from the shadows, it usually meant certain doom for teenagers who called Elm Street home, but in our exclusive clip from The Midnight Man (out today from IFC Midnight), Englund's character could be the only hope for teenagers trapped in a deadly game featuring its own boogeyman.
Joaquin Phoenix tops today's Horror Highlights with a new poster for You Were Never Really Here, making its American premiere this month at the Sundance Film Festival, and we also have new information on the soundtrack for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and home media release details for the serial killer thriller Hangman, starring Al Pacino.
In the living dead apocalypse, not every snowman has a "jolly, happy soul." Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share another panel with Daily Dead readers today!
Besides releasing a number of our favorite classic horror films and the occasional cult oddity, the good folks at Scream Factory are also releasing a number of contemporary horror films and giving them a home on Blu-ray. Here’s a look at three of their recent efforts:
As someone who revels in the unabashed ridiculousness and wrongness of the Crank films, Mom and Dad was just the kind of anarchic cinema I was hoping to experience from writer/director Brian Taylor (who helmed the aforementioned Crank films alongside Mark Neveldine). A mix of survival/pandemic horror with a steady flow of pitch-black comedy coursing through its wonderfully nasty veins, Mom and Dad is just the right amount of wrong for this writer, and I enjoyed that Taylor—as expected—doesn’t pull any punches with his latest over-the-top endeavor.
Are you craving more King after reading Sleeping Beauties? If so, you'll want to circle "May 22nd" on your calendar, the date the next Stephen King book, The Outsider, hits bookshelves. While the synopsis was recently revealed, EW has now released the official cover art for the new novel that will bring readers to Flint City, where a horrifying crime has been committed, and the worst things might be those yet to come...
At the end of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, it may have seemed like Ash had ultimately prevailed in the battle against evil, but it doesn't take long for his chainsaw to get stained with blood again in the official trailer for the STARZ series' third season.
The halls of high school get hostile in the trailer for Paramount Network's new dark comedy anthology series Heathers, based on Michael Lehmann's 1980s movie of the same name.
Alicia Vikander brings Lara Croft back to the big screen in the latest trailer for the new Tomb Raider movie.