Filmmaker Joe Dante (who just celebrated his birthday) is cherished in the horror community for his wonderful work on films such as Gremlins, The Howling, and The ’Burbs, but perhaps one of his more under-seen (and recent) movies is The Hole. It was recently announced that through their multi-media brand Untold Horror, Dave Alexander and Mark Pollesel, along with Tim Sullivan, will celebrate Dante's 2009 fantasy horror film with a 3D screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, November 30th. The ultra-rare special event will truly be a must-see experience, especially since it will include a Q&A with Dante hosted by fellow filmmaker John Landis, and we've teamed up with Untold Horror to give away 13 pairs of tickets to lucky Daily Dead readers.

For more information, visit Fandango and TCL Chinese Theatre online, and read on for details on how to enter our ticket giveaway for The Hole screening and Q&A, which is expected to be the first of multiple Untold Horror events.


Prize Details: (13) Winners will receive:

  • (2) tickets to the 7:30pm PST screening of The Hole on Friday, November 30th at TCL Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Blvd,
    Hollywood, CA 90028), including John Landis' live Q&A with Joe Dante.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject "The Hole Contest". Be sure to include your name, guest's name, and your mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 9:00am PT on Friday, November 30th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted. Winners are responsible for travel to the event and are required to present their ID at the theater's box office to receive their tickets. This contest is for tickets only and does not include travel, lodging, or any other expenses.


From the Press Release: HOLLYWOOD, CA - A rare 3-D screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 young adult horror classic The Hole will be held on November 30, 2018, at Hollywood’s legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. It will mark the first of a series of planned events connected to Untold Horror, a multi-media brand dedicated to shining the spotlight on unmade, lost and under-the-radar films. The screening will include a special Q&A session with Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), hosted by his long-time friend John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Blues Brothers).

Although the movie – and Dante's work in general – is considered a major influence on popular films and television shows such as Super 8, It and Stranger Things, this quirky slice of coming-of-age terror never received a proper theatrical premiere in the United States and has rarely screened in 3-D. A decade later, Untold Horror will expose it to a whole new audience with this special screening.

Created by former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine Dave Alexander and filmmaker Mark Pollesel (along with co-producers Bob Barrett and Kevin Burke), Untold Horror is anchored by the currently in-developmentdocumentary series produced in partnership with legendary television producer Mark Wolper (Salem’s Lot, Bates Motel) and cult filmmaker Tim Sullivan (Detroit Rock City, 2001 Maniacs).

The Hole stars Chris Massoglia (The Vampire's Assistant), Haley Bennett (Equalizer, Girl on a Train), Nathan Gamble (The Mist, The Dark Knight), Teri Polo (Meet the Fockers) and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight, The Great Gatsby).

Tickets will be available via Fandango ( and the TCL Chinese Theater’s website (http://www.tclchiHYPERLINK ""

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a master of tongue-in-cheek terror, with classics such as Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, The Howling, Twilight Zone: The Movie and the original Piranha.Having also helmed Explorers, Innerspace and the cult classic Matinee, Dante helped shape the childhood of anyone who grew up in the ‘80s.Released in 2010 but rarely seen, The Hole fits right in with Dante’s filmography, drawing praise from the likes of Empire Online (“a smart, involving, thoroughly entertaining flick”) and The Guardian (“pretty scary...some nasty, frightening touches...expertly encased in a distinctive family-movie aesthetic”). Joe is most excited to finally see The Hole’s debut on the big screen in its intended three-dimensional format.

About the TCL Chinese Theatre

The TCL Chinese Theatre, created by legendary Hollywood showman Sid Grauman 91 years ago, has a tradition of premiering some of the most iconic motion pictures of all time, and thus serves as the perfect venue to introduce audiences to Dante’s unique vision the way it was intended to be viewed. Along with partner Donald Kushner (Tron), Elie Samaha (The Boondock Saints) has owned the TCL Chinese Theatre since 2011 and is attached to the Untold Horror project as a producer. Samaha oversaw the 2013 renovation of the historic movie palace for its IMAX conversion, making the TCL Chinese one of Hollywood's top draws for both tourists and locals in the process.

About Untold Horror

Untold Horror is a multi-media brand dedicated to exploring the greatest horror stories never told – and bringing some of these stillborn projects back to life. Created and produced by former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine Dave Alexander and filmmaker Mark Pollesel (along with co-producers Bob Barrett and Kevin Burke), this “fan culture ecosystem” is anchored by the currently in-development Untold Horror documentary series produced in partnership with legendary television producer Mark Wolper (Salem’s Lot, Bates Motel) and cult filmmaker Tim Sullivan (Detroit Rock City, 2001 Maniacs).

The multi-part documentary series will examine a variety of filmmakers, from Hollywood heavyweights to independent legends; from award winners to stubborn mavericks, delving into the movies they spent months, years and, in some cases, decades attempting to breathe life into. Untold Horror will feature genre personalities such as George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead), in one of his final interviews, John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Joe Dante (Gremlins), the late Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Clive Barker (Hellraiser), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Ernest Dickerson (The Walking Dead), Dario Argento (Suspiria), Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary), Brian Yuzna (Society), Tom Holland (Fright Night), Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer), Larry Cohen (It's Alive), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), William Malone (House on Haunted Hill), William Lustig (Maniac), Richard Stanley (Hardware), Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein's Army), Larry Fessenden (Wendigo) and many more.

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