Technology is evolving at a faster rate than many companies can keep up with, but Crypt TV has been ahead of the curve on delivering compelling, bite-sized horror content that can be enjoyed from your phone. With backers that include Eli Roth and Jason Blum, Crypt TV is building a brand geared toward the future of content consumption, and I caught up with Crypt TV's CEO & founder Jack Davis to learn more about the success and future of his multi-media horror platform:
For nearly 40 years now, Larry Fessenden has been a cornerstone of the independent horror scene. He’s directed over 20 projects, produced around 70 shorts and features, and has even performed in almost 100 cinematic endeavors. One of the more recent films that Fessenden has been involved with is Robert Mockler’s Like Me, in which he co-stars alongside Addison Timlin and also serves as a producer.
Today, writer/director Derek Nguyen’s gothic romance The Housemaid arrives in select theaters and on various digital and VOD platforms courtesy of IFC Midnight. Starring Kate Nhung in the titular role, the story follows a young woman named Linh in 1953 who is hired to work at rubber plantation in service to French landowner Sebastien (Jean-Michel Richaud), but finds that her new place of employment harbors many dark secrets. As a forbidden romance blossoms between Linh and her employer, the evil forces lurking on the property become more dangerous than ever.
This Friday, the psychological thriller Looking Glass arrives in select theaters and on various digital platforms courtesy of Momentum Pictures. Directed by Tim Hunter (the director of River’s Edge and episodes of various genre TV shows like Scream: The TV Series, Hannibal, Gotham, American Horror Story, and more), and co-starring Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney, Looking Glass follows a married couple trying to rebuild their lives after a tragic accident claims their young daughter. They purchase a remote roadside motel, but get more than they bargained for once they realize there’s much more to their new property than meets the eye.
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.
Arriving on DVD tomorrow is the remake of Inside from director Miguel Ángel Vivas and co-writers Jaume Balagueró and Manu Díez. Based on the original 2007 film by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, this iteration of Inside follows a bereaved expectant mother named Sarah (Rachel Nichols) who is being tormented by an unknown woman (Laura Harring) who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Sarah’s unborn child.
The latest from provocative filmmaker Simon Rumley, the obsession-fueled thriller Fashionista arrives today on VOD via Freestyle Digital Media. This writer was a big fan of the film after checking it out during last year’s Fantasia Film Festival, so I jumped at the chance to speak with the film’s star Amanda Fuller about her incredibly complex performance in her latest collaboration with Rumley (the duo previously had teamed together on Red, White & Blue).
Vertical Entertainment is set to release co-writer/director Brandon Christensen’s Still/Born in theaters and on VOD tomorrow, and in anticipation of the supernatural thriller, Daily Dead caught up with Christensen to chat about his feature directorial debut and what inspired the script that he co-penned with Colin Minihan (Extraterrestrial, It Stains the Sands Red). Christensen also discussed the challenges he faced while making Still/Born and his experiences collaborating with the film’s co-stars Christie Burke and genre favorite Jesse Moss.
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.
Exclusively arriving on Netflix this Friday is The Ritual from filmmaker David Bruckner, who has directed a variety of great genre projects over the last 10 years, including The Signal (which you’ll definitely hear more on later this month for its upcoming anniversary), V/H/S, and Southbound. For his latest movie, Ritual, Bruckner has adapted Adam Nevill’s novel of the same name. The film follows a group of friends (led by Rafe Spall, Hot Fuzz, Prometheus, Life of Pi) as they take a hiking vacation in honor of their friend who recently died, but their trip takes a sinister turn once they realize they’re being stalked by an unseen malevolent force that will stop at nothing to ensure they suffer greatly.
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.
During the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak to co-writer/director Sebastián Hofmann and co-writer/producer Julio Chavezmontes about their recent collaboration on the dark comedy Time Share. The film stars Luis Gerardo Méndez, a well-meaning husband who takes his wife and son on a family vacation at a swanky resort, only to find out that his villa has been double-booked, and he’s forced to spend his relaxation time dealing with a myriad of stresses that pushes his sanity, and his marriage, to the brink.