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Out in limited theaters today is writer/director Olivier Assayas’ atmospheric supernatural thriller, Personal Shopper, which stars Kristen Stewart and celebrated its premiere last year during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film follows Stewart’s character, Maureen, as she navigates her way through the demands of her high-pressure profession—assistant to a well-known actress—all while coping with the lingering grief over the recent death of her twin brother.

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In Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts transports audiences to a mysterious land brimming with creatures both friendly and deadly, and ruled over by one of cinema’s most iconic monsters of all time: King Kong.

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In theaters this weekend from Legendary and Warner Bros. is Kong: Skull Island, and during the recent press day for the film, Daily Dead had the opportunity to join several other journalists in speaking with two of the movie’s co-stars, John Goodman and Brie Larson, about their experiences working on the adventurous project, the parallels between the story of Skull Island and the Vietnam War, and the allure of working within the realm of a cinematic universe, both in this film and others.

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Over the years, he’s battled the Avengers, a love-sick sister, and his fellow neighbors in a swanky apartment complex, but Tom Hiddleston has never faced anything in cinema quite like Skull Island’s most iconic resident, King Kong.

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With Kong: Skull Island stomping its way into theaters this weekend from Legendary and Warner Bros., Daily Dead had the opportunity to join several other journalists on the movie’s press day to catch up with one of the film’s co-stars, Samuel L. Jackson, who chatted about what drives his character, Lt. Colonel Packard.

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Kong: Skull Island was one of the films I was the most excited for coming into 2017, ever since the very first trailer was released. While I enjoyed Peter Jackson’s spin on the original King Kong back in 2005, it was a story I had already seen, and I wanted to see something new, something that truly celebrated the majesty of everyone’s favorite larger-than-life primate who has been a part of cinematic history for over 80 years now.

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Seed of Chucky is the best Child’s Play movie by John Waters that he never directed.

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Easily one of the more thought-provoking horror movies to get a wide release in some time, Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness arrives in theaters this weekend courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Not one to shy away from an ambitious directorial challenge, during our interview, Verbinski discussed bringing the unknown back to big screen horror, what fueled his desire to tackle a wholly unique story after years of bringing popular properties to life, and how A Cure for Wellness is his own twisted version of a fairy tale.

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Hello, readers! Welcome back for the another installment of one our featured columns here at Daily Dead, Deadly Dialogue: A Conversation on Cinema, in which we catch up with notable folks—both in front of and behind the camera—from the horror and sci-fi genres, to discuss the films that inspired them to become the artists they are today.

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Undoubtedly one of the more thought-provoking horror movies to receive a major studio push in quite some time, Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness arrives in theaters this weekend courtesy of 20th Century Fox. The film follows Dane DeHaan’s character Lockhart as he arrives at a wellness retreat in Switzerland to retrieve the CEO of the financial firm he works for, only to find himself unable to leave after getting mixed up in the mysteries of the facility.

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Hitting DirecTV exclusively on February 16th is Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter, an atmospheric thriller about demonic possession and the emotional aftermath that follows an attack at a private school. The film stars Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and Lucy Boynton, who all deliver incredible performances.

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For the brand new anthology XX, which recently premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, four female directors—Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, and Annie Clark—came together to deliver a quartet of sinister cinematic stories, with Sofia Carrillo creating the wraparound interstitial segments that feature stunning use of stop-motion animation.

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In theaters this weekend is Gore Verbinski’s A Cure For Wellness. In the film, while trapped at a remote wellness center in Switzerland, Dane DeHaan’s character Lockhart crosses paths with a mysterious young woman named Hannah (played by Mia Goth), who undergoes her own awakening the deeper Lockhart delves into the mystery of just what is “the cure.”

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[Hello, readers! To celebrate Valentine's Day, the Daily Dead team thought it would be fun to do things a little differently this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema—people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check here for more of our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

As a kid, while I loved every possible monster out there, I was a total vampire nerd through and through.

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There is a level of audacity to Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness that I can’t help but admire. On paper, it’s not the type of film that generally gets a big studio push in this day and age, but yet, 20th Century Fox is going all out for Verbinski’s weirdly surreal exploration of the one thing none of us can escape—our mortality—and I dig that he once again takes an avant-garde route to give us a grandiose, epic gothic horror movie that wears its influences on its sleeves, yet at times feels like nothing we’ve ever experienced before.

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