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The poster tagline states, “Heaven help us all when THE DEVIL’S RAIN!”, and if that grammatical train wreck doesn’t break your brain, I promise you the following 86 minutes will. The Devil’s Rain (1975) is a glorious curiosity, a personal favorite, and thanks to Severin Films’ spectacular new Blu-ray release, one of the best reissues I’ve ever seen.

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In theaters this weekend is Marc Meyers’ stunning adaptation of Derf Backderf’s graphic novel My Friend Dahmer, which explores the high school years of eventual serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Playing the titular character is Ross Lynch (who does a fantastic job, by the way), an actor who, up until now, had been keeping busy on a multitude of Disney TV projects, and is now taking a huge leap with this role that just happens to be based on one of the most infamous murderers (and cannibals) in US history.

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Built on a foundation of successful and highly collectible soundtrack reissues, the debut issue from Waxwork Records’ House of Waxwork comic book series has quickly established itself as one of the most sought-after treats this Halloween season. A showcase of paperback scares, movie poster aesthetics, and a devilish “host” character (The Die-Rector), House of Waxwork oozes with nostalgic nods to both EC Comics and VHS horror. Waxwork also carves out a niche selling point for themselves by pairing up the comic with an original 7-inch soundtrack which will both immerse and entertain the reader. With issue one out now in both stores and online, Daily Dead caught up with Kevin Bergeron, co-owner of Waxwork Records, to chat about the past, present, and future of the Waxwork comic brand.

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Living in Chicago, I spend much of my year being jealous of all the people I see online going to the various genre film festivals held around the parts of the country that aren’t here… until now.

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There are 172 demons in the town of Willard’s Mill, and it’s up to retired sheriff Stan Miller (John C. McGinley) to stop them. There’s only one problem: Stan would rather take a nap. There is no rest for the recently retired, though, and Stan has even more undead mayhem to deal with in the new episodes of IFC’s Stan Against Evil. The second season of the horror comedy series premieres tonight on IFC, and this past summer, Daily Dead and a group of other journalists had the great pleasure of visiting the Atlanta set to see Stan’s demon-slaying arsenal and favorite recliner in person.

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Looking for a festive beverage to add to your Game of Thrones marathons or holiday meals this winter? Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing pay tribute to the Night King this November with their new "Winter is Here" beer. To celebrate the release of the new brew in 750ml bottles and on tap in the US, HBO sent Daily Dead a bottle of Winter is Here (along with a commemorative glass and a bottle of their Fire and Blood Red Ale), and we have photos to share with our readers (because it's never too early to start putting together your holiday wish lists).

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Since 2012, gamers have followed survivor Clementine on a harrowing and heartfelt journey through the world of Robert Kirkman's living dead apocalypse. Now, with the holidays approaching and the fourth and final season of Clementine's story slated to come out early next year, Telltale Games and Skybound Entertainment have announced the December 5th release of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Even though it’s located about six hours north of where I currently reside, I admittedly knew very little about the Winchester Mystery House prior to last week, which is when Daily Dead attended a special tour of one of the most haunted houses in America, alongside Michael and Peter Spierig. The duo recently celebrated the debut of the new trailer for their upcoming supernatural horror project, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built, which stars Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, and Sarah Snook (who the directors recently collaborated with on Predestination), and the filmmakers were eager to head inside and talk more about the lengths they went to in order to stay true to who they believed Sarah Winchester was, and her passion for turning Winchester into one of the most perplexing properties in history.

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The largest Halloween fest in North America hit San Bernardino over this past weekend, as Escape: Psycho Circus took over the NOS Events Center for two nights of music and mayhem. With 125,000 people in attendance during the course of two nights, Escape hosted over 50 performers on four stages during the 2017 event to create one of the biggest Halloween parties from the team at Insomniac.

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

As horror lovers, we tend to spend most of October drowning ourselves in our favorite movies (even more than the rest of the year), revisiting those titles that remind us of the season or which have become an annual tradition. Never is this more true than on Halloween night, when so many of us have our go-to titles without which the holiday wouldn’t be complete: “It’s not Halloween unless I watch The Exorcist,” or “It’s not Halloween unless I watch the remake of The Fog!” Some of you are weird.

I get it. I don’t have any hard and fast rules about what I watch every Halloween, but I always make it a point to watch something. And while I know many of you will turn to the original Halloween or Trick ’r Treat or even Night of the Demons, I want to offer an alternative double feature for you this year.

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Last month, I had the opportunity to check out the 4DX in-theater technology for Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of IT, and this week, I had a chance to hop into the hot seat once again for Jigsaw, the latest entry of the Saw franchise, which was helmed by Michael and Peter Spierig. As someone who is something of a Saw enthusiast, I was eager to see what the brothers behind such films as Daybreakers and Predestination had in store with their new deadly game of survival and redemption.

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Happy Halloween, readers! Now that October 31st is finally upon us, I thought I’d put together a collection of short-form frights for you all to enjoy and to get you ready for the spooky shenanigans to come once the darkness falls on our favorite holiday. I wanted to feature thrills and chills of all varieties, so I do hope you dig on this eclectic group of horror-minded shorts from all over the world.

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The sequel to one of the most influential horror movies of all time, Halloween II continues the story of the night HE came home. Directing from a screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Rick Rosenthal skillfully replicated the deliberate yet intoxicating pacing and overall mood of the original film while adding a potent surplus of gore. Unfairly overshadowed by the film’s legacy, Carpenter’s score finely whittles away the nerves with its tense synthesized savageness. As one of Death Waltz Recording’s early releases, the label made sure it got off on the right note by commissioning Jump Cut artist Brandon Schaefer for the cover art. Dark, hollow, and heartless, Schaefer’s adaptation of The Shape is a fresh and hypnotizing take on a horror icon.

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex Proyas’ The Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

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PlayStation no doubt had audience members squirming in their seats at Paris Games Week with the unveiling of a harrowing and viscerally violent trailer for The Last of Us Part II.

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