It’s been a tough few years for Don May, Jr. and Jerry Chandler of Synapse Films, as they have worked tirelessly on the much-needed 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The proverbial light is officially at the end of that tumultuous tunnel, though, as the Suspiria Blu-ray is set to be released on December 19th, and the film enjoyed a wonderful resurgence over the last few months, thanks to various theatrical and festival screenings of their efforts (which you can read my thoughts on HERE).
Daily Dead recently caught up with Don May, Jr. about the long road that he and his partner have traversed together over the last three years while working on the Suspiria 4K transfer, and he chatted about all the hiccups along the way, working with the film’s cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, getting feedback from the Maestro himself, and more.
Welcome back for the final day of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, dear readers! It’s been a wild ride over the last few weeks, with everything from toys and games to apparel to enamel pins to artwork and so much more, and for Day 11, we’re wrapping things up with a look at some of the best genre-related vinyl and video game releases from the last 365 days.
Happy Monday, readers! We took a little weekend break over the last few days, but we’re back today with our tenth installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Now that we’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, that means shopping season is beginning to kick into high gear, and today we’re celebrating all sorts of amazing artwork that can be purchased online by the likes of Francesco Francavilla, Matty Ryan Tobin, “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, Ken Taylor (and other assorted artists featured in his shop), BeastWreck, Electric Zombie, Jason Edmiston, Chris Kuchta, Pixel Elixir, Quiltface Studios, and assorted prints from Hero Complex Gallery and Gallery 1988.
Happy Friday, fiends, and welcome back for the ninth day of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. For today, we’re taking a look at a variety of horror-themed t-shirts and other apparel from a variety of online retailers, including Cavity Colors, Last Exit to Nowhere, Fright Rags, Terror Threads, T-Shirt Bordello, Tee Fury, Horror Merch Store, BeastWreck, Electric Zombie, RIPT Apparel, The Monster Store, and Rock-n-Horror.
You know that all-consuming feeling of love at first sight? When you see something so perfect and wonderful, and you’re filled with such a deeply resounding sense of love and affection in just a few mere moments? That was my precise experience with Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water—within 90 seconds of the film’s breathtaking and almost ethereal opening, I knew I was head over heels for his latest directorial effort, and everything else that followed only intensified my adoration of del Toro’s magnificent creature-feature-meets-timeless-fairy-tale. I’ve fallen hard for nearly all of the visionary filmmaker’s work over the years, but The Shape of Water has officially become my very favorite cinematic story from my very favorite director working today.
An unforgettable and gorgeous fairy tale about the most unlikely of romances, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a visual triumph, a beautiful testament to the power of film, and the director’s biggest cinematic achievement to date. At the recent press day for The Shape of Water, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with a pair of the film’s co-stars, Doug Jones and Richard Jenkins, whose characters share a common bond in The Shape of Water: the love of the film’s lovely hero, Elisa (played by Sally Hawkins), whose devotion affects them both deeply, but in very different ways.
Welcome back, readers, for another installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! For day eight, we are going all in on enamel pins, simply because there are so many amazing designs out there and it was hard to narrow down the list. That being said, here’s a list of over 100 horror and sci-fi themed enamel pins that we discovered online, and we guarantee there’s absolutely something for every genre fan out there, so if you need some stocking stuffer or holiday gift ideas, look no further!
An unforgettable and gorgeous fairy tale about the most unlikely of romances, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a visual triumph, a beautiful testament to the power of film, and the director’s biggest cinematic achievement to date. At the recent press day for The Shape of Water, Daily Dead had the opportunity to take part in roundtable interviews with a pair of the film’s co-stars, Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg, whose characters come to blows over the fate of the mysterious creature at the center of del Toro’s timeless story.
Greetings, holiday shoppers! Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Today, we’re turning the spotlight on the fine independent artists over on Etsy who have handcrafted a multitude of projects, ranging from artwork to housewares to candles to holiday decorations—and pretty much everything in between.
An unforgettable and gorgeous fairytale about the most unlikely of romances, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a visual triumph, a beautiful testament to the power of film, and the director’s biggest cinematic achievement to date (which says A LOT). At the recent press day for The Shape of Water, Daily Dead had the opportunity to take part in a roundtable interview with one of the movie’s co-stars, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, about her involvement with the project and how she would have done anything for the opportunity to collaborate with del Toro.
Welcome back for another installment of Daily Dead’s fifth annual Holiday Gift Guide, gang! For day six, we’re taking a look at a bunch of toys and games out there that are perfect for all the horror and sci-fi fans out there. And while many of these may be intended for kids, if we’re being honest, I’m guessing most of you adults out there would enjoy receiving a number of these during the holiday season.
Welcome back for another day of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! For day five, we’re celebrating even more movie madness, as we have a TON of great gift ideas for you guys (and if you happen to have missed our first round of Movie Madness, you can check it out HERE) that features some of the very best Blu-ray and DVD releases from the stellar folks at Synapse Films, Kino Lorber, and Criterion, as well as loads of cult classics from a multitude of other great companies, some cinematic gift ideas for the sci-fi lovers in your life, and a bonanza of brilliant box sets that have been released this year.
I’ve been struggling to write my review, because I want to make sure I do the movie justice, but I’ll go ahead and just say here that Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is my favorite film of 2017, and I’m so excited for everyone to see it and hear what you guys think. Thankfully, the wait is over soon, as del Toro’s latest arrives in theaters in New York City on December 1st, and then subsequently rolls out in other cities beginning December 8th.
Happy holidays! For today’s edition of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, we’re diving into the realm of home entertainment releases. This year has been an exceptional 12 months of horror on every front: theatrical, VOD, studio, indie, as well as on both the Blu-ray and DVD fronts. There’s no doubt we’re getting spoiled lately as genre fans, which means this year’s home media offerings are quite bountiful. In fact, there are so many great movies for cinema fans of all tastes that for this year’s HGG, we’re breaking up our Blu and DVD gift ideas over the course of two days.
Welcome back readers for another installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. For day three, we’re taking a look at all the amazing books you can give during the holiday seasons, and there are options here for readers of all ages, too. I’m a huge believer in the power of printed material, and books are often my favorite gifts to find underneath the Christmas tree each and every year.