A key member of the Man of Action creative collective, Steven T. Seagle has thrilled viewers and readers alike for years with projects ranging from the Ben 10 TV series to the spooky Camp Midnight graphic novel. For his latest project, Seagle takes readers on a personal journey through multiple cultures in Get Naked, a new graphic essay collection that combines Seagle's impactful prose with illustrations from artists around the globe. With Get Naked now in comic shops and bookstores, we caught up with Seagle to discuss what he learned about how people view nakedness in diverse cultures around the world compared to how Americans feel about it, what he hopes readers will take away from his new personal collection, and much more.
From his work on Ginger Snaps and Final Destination 3 to more recent projects such as Extraterrestrial and Ghost Wars, actor Jesse Moss has been a constant source of reliable performances in the horror genre, and his role as a first-time father in the supernatural thriller Still/Born is certainly no exception. With Still/Born coming to theaters and VOD platforms beginning February 9th, Daily Dead had the pleasure of catching up with Moss for a new Q&A feature, and in addition to discussing the character-centric story of Still/Born, Moss also reflected on the enduring love for the cult favorite Ginger Snaps.
Combining the eerie atmosphere of The Twilight Zone with the time loop predicament of Groundhog Day and the immersive qualities of a first-person shooter video game, Inoperable was one of my favorite viewing experiences of 2017, so I was especially pleased to catch up with co-writer/director Christopher Lawrence Chapman to discuss the film in a new Q&A feature.
How do you top the creepiness of the Tooth Child and the horrors of the No-End House? That's the question I had before digging into the first episode of Channel Zero: Butcher's Block. But thanks to the horrors teased within the first 10 minutes, I had my answer, and boy, is it ever the stuff of nightmares. With the third season of Channel Zero premiering tonight on SYFY, I once again had the pleasure of catching up with showrunner Nick Antosca to talk about the hearty helpings of horror that are in store for viewers this time around on the creepypasta-based anthology series.
Filmmaker Adam Green braved the haunted waters of the Honey Island Swamp for the fourth film in his Hatchet franchise, and in addition to resurrecting the iconic Kane Hodder character known as Victor Crowley, Green channeled emotions from real-life experiences to make his most personal movie to date. With Victor Crowley coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms beginning February 6th from Dark Sky Films, Daily Dead recently had the pleasure of speaking with Green about getting back behind the camera in the Hatchet franchise, and he also talked about writing the Tommy Jarvis tapes for Friday the 13th: The Game.
For years, brothers Chris and James Mark have helped mastermind intense fight scenes in cinema with their renowned stunt work on numerous TV shows and movies. For their latest collaboration, though, Chris steps into the lead role and James goes behind the camera, and we had a chance to catch up with the brothers to discuss their new sci-fi action movie Kill Order in our latest Q&A feature.
You didn’t need to look far to find escapism in the horror genre this past year. If you felt like losing yourself in a movie, Pennywise was waiting with open arms in the sewer drain. If you wanted to feel like a kid again, Mike and his friends were waiting for you on Netflix, their bikes parked at the Hawkins arcade when they're not fending off the Demidogs. Looking back on 2017, here are some of my favorite slices of escapism oases in the horror genre:
Before Billy came to Hawkins, Troy was perhaps the most feared school bully on Stranger Things. Brought to life by actor Peyton Wich, Troy took part in two of the most memorable scenes from the first season of the Netflix series, including the now-iconic quarry showdown with Eleven. Daily Dead recently had the pleasure of catching up with Wich for our latest Q&A feature, in which he discusses his audition process for Stranger Things, memorable moments acting alongside David Harbour and the young actors in the first season, and working with Brendan Gleeson on the Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes.
He took us into the morgue with The Corpse of Anna Fritz, and for his second feature film, Hèctor Hernández Vicens aims a morbid lens at a world gone mad in Day of the Dead: Bloodline. With the reimagining of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead coming out to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD beginning January 5th from Saban Films, Daily Dead recently spoke with lead actress Sophie Skelton, and we also had the pleasure of talking with Hèctor about the movie's twisted love story, paying homage to Romero's work while still telling a different tale, and incorporating symbolism into the living dead narrative.
Over thirty years ago, George A. Romero introduced us to the lovable zombie Bub, the surly Captain Rhodes, and contagious cabin fever in Day of the Dead. One of the most memorable entries to the living dead genre, Romero's 1985 movie is the inspiration behind the new reimagining Day of the Dead: Bloodline, which tells a much different story of the zombie apocalypse. With Day of the Dead: Bloodline coming out in theaters, VOD, and Digital HD beginning January 5th via Saban Films, Daily Dead recently had the pleasure of speaking with lead actress Sophie Skelton (Outlander, Ren) about her character Zoe, the legacy of Romero, the new movie's intense take on zombies, and much more.
He's the creative mind behind the music for both of Michael Dougherty's beloved holiday horror movies, Trick ’r Treat and Krampus, and Douglas Pipes' captivating music can now be heard in the recent horror comedy The Babysitter. To celebrate his new score and to reflect on his impressive past work, we caught up with Pipes for a Q&A feature, and he discussed his collaborations with Dougherty, how he became interested in music during his formative years, and which composer is still a major influence on his own work.
Set in the ’70s and focused on the teenage years of one of the world's most infamous serial killers, My Friend Dahmer left an indelible mark on 2017 cinema thanks to its unsettling story, powerful performances, and emotional music. In a new installment of our Q&A features, Daily Dead caught up with composer Andrew Hollander to discuss creating the score for Marc Meyers' haunting coming-of-age film.
The living dead launching out of their graves, zombie frogs getting revenge on the science teacher, and one epic cover of Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night"—these are only a few of the countless elements I love about Dance of the Dead, a midnight movie masterpiece that pits a diverse group of high schoolers and their surly gym teacher against a horde of the living dead at the prom. Directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini, Dance of the Dead celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and while speaking with him about his new book earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of also talking with Ballarini about writing Dance of the Dead and how the cult zombie movie changed from its initial conception to its final version on the big screen.
You may know her as Jamie Lloyd or Annie Brackett from the Halloween franchise, but right now actress and filmmaker Danielle Harris is providing viewers with another enthralling performance with her role as Amy Barrett in Christopher Lawrence Chapman's new film, Inoperable. A mind-bending experience that blends psychological Twilight Zone-esque scares with gory hospital horror, Inoperable is out now in select theaters from Zorya Films and Millman Productions, and Daily Dead recently had the great pleasure of speaking with Harris about her unique new role and the ambitious approach to filming Inoperable, and she also shared her hopes for the future of the Halloween franchise.
Daily Dead recently had the great pleasure of speaking with the great Doug Jones about his entrancing role in the post-apocalyptic thriller We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew (you can read part 1 of the interview here), but the legendary actor was also gracious enough to talk about some of his recent projects. In part 2 of our interview with Jones, he talks about playing Saru on Star Trek: Discovery, reuniting with Guillermo del Toro, and why we need films like The Shape of Water right now.