Daily Dead https://dailydead.com - Zombies and Horror News, Reviews, Features, Videos, and Interviews. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 23:12:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Flashback Weekend 2020 to Feature Long-Lost Wagon from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN & More https://dailydead.com/flashback-weekend-2020-to-feature-long-lost-wagon-from-john-carpenters-halloween-more/ https://dailydead.com/flashback-weekend-2020-to-feature-long-lost-wagon-from-john-carpenters-halloween-more/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 23:12:46 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268645 The 19th annual Flashback Weekend may be months away, but the announcements surrounding Chicago’s longest running horror convention have been coming in hot and heavy over the last few weeks, and genre fans in the Midwest definitely do not want to miss out on all the Flashback festivities that will be headed to the Hyatt […]

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The 19th annual Flashback Weekend may be months away, but the announcements surrounding Chicago’s longest running horror convention have been coming in hot and heavy over the last few weeks, and genre fans in the Midwest definitely do not want to miss out on all the Flashback festivities that will be headed to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago (FBW’s new home!) from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd, 2020.

While Flashback has already announced a slew of impressive guests for this year’s convention, including Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Nick Castle, Kane Hodder, Jenette Goldstein, Mark Rolston, Quinn Lord, Sandy Johnson and Peter Cowper, but for 2020, they’re also bringing together some of the most iconic vehicles in the horror genre, including the long-lost station wagon from John Carpenter’s original Halloween, which fans will have the opportunity to not only sit in, but can also take pictures with Halloween star Nick Castle in as well.

Other vehicles to be featured at Flashback Weekend 2020 include the titular car from Christine, a Hemi Cuda tribute car from Phantasm II, and the Green Goblin head from Maximum Overdrive.

Read on for all the details from Flashback’s press release below, and look for more announcements from the con as we get closer to the event this summer!

From the Press Release:

The long lost original “HALLOWEEN Wagon” driven by Nick Castle in “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN” (1978) has been found and will premiere at Flashback Weekend in Chicago this Summer as part of the Horror Auto Museum!

“The HALLOWEEN Wagon” featured in the classic “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN” (1978) will be premiered at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con July 31 - August 2, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago in Rosemont, IL.    Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the iconic Station Wagon, and even sit INSIDE this piece of cinema history in the very seat in which Nick Castle (as Michael Myers) sat back in 1978!

This is the very station wagon which Nick Castle drove on location in 1978 during the filming of “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN”.   This 1978 Ford LTD station wagon was rented from a car rental agency for two weeks of filming.  After filming was completed, the wagon was returned to the rental agency and auctioned off for private use.  It then sat in a barn for decades before being sold to its current caretaker.  The Wagon has received a thorough and complete exterior and interior frame on restoration. The Illinois State Logo and Prisoner Cage have been once again added to the Wagon.

The HALLOWEEN Wagon will be reunited with Nick Castle (the original Michael Myers) at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con July 31 – August 2, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago in Rosemont, IL.   Fans will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Nick Castle and the station wagon.  For special access to the HALLOWEEN Wagon, a limited number of HALLOWEEN Wagon Private Access VIP passes will be available. Details TBA.

The Halloween Wagon will be part of Flashback Weekend’s Horror Auto Museum, a collection of the iconic cinematic vehicles from legendary horror films.  Also showcased will be the Christine Movie Car (John Carpenter’s CHRISTINE 1983), the Green Goblin Head from “Stephen King’s MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE” (1986), and also making its convention premiere will be the 1971 PHANTASM II Hemi Cuda Tribute Car, a tribute to Don Cosceralli’s classic “PHANTASM II” 1988!   The HSPPA (The Horror & Sci-Fi Prop Preservation Association)   will also be displaying a collection of legendary screen used props, including original SAW props and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter’s wardrobe from “BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY”!

The 19th annual Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con will feature celebrity guests Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith (the SAW series), Nick Castle and Sandy Johnson (“John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN”), Alex Winter (“Bill” in the “BILL & TED” series and the eagerly anticipated sequel “BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC” opening this August 22, 2020), William Sadler (The Grim Reaper “BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY”), Kane Hodder (Jason 7-10),  Mark Rolston & Jenette Goldstein (“ALIENS”),  Quinn Lord (“TRICK r’ TREAT”), and MANY more guests to be announced.

Entry to the Horror Auto Museum will be included with a Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con admission.  Tickets will be on sale soon.   Visit www.flashbackweekend.com for updates.

 

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WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! Gets US Limited Theatrical Release on April 10th https://dailydead.com/why-dont-you-just-die-gets-limited-theatrical-us-release-on-april-10th/ https://dailydead.com/why-dont-you-just-die-gets-limited-theatrical-us-release-on-april-10th/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:48:46 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268639 Arrow Video is bringing Why Don't You Just Die! to select theaters across the US, giving you a chance to see this festival darling on the big screen: London, UK - Arrow Video is proud to announce the US theatrical release of Why Don't You Just Die!, a blood-soaked black comedy in the vein of […]

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Arrow Video is bringing Why Don't You Just Die! to select theaters across the US, giving you a chance to see this festival darling on the big screen:

London, UK - Arrow Video is proud to announce the US theatrical release of Why Don't You Just Die!, a blood-soaked black comedy in the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour. Why Don't You Just Die! will open in select theaters nationwide on April 10th, 2020.

Why Don't You Just Die! has received critical acclaim from festivals around the globe, taking home the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature and Silver Audience Award at Fantasia, Best European Feature Film at MOTELx, Best Director at Fantaspoa, Best Feature, Best Director and Best VFX Awards at Grimmfest. Following a screening at Fantastic Fest, Film School Rejects raved that "Russian cinema has a new filmmaker to champion".

Theatrical markets include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Knoxville, Ithaca, Houston, Lubbock, El Paso and Phoenix.

Ahead of the release, Sokolov shared, "Despite our exaggerated use of genre tropes and all the flashy effects, Why Don't You Just Die! remains, for me, an incredibly personal and sincere story. The film's inherent violence is the result of reflection on the realities of life in Russia, modern relationships, and societal attitudes. The gallows humor which pervades the film is the only true reaction whatsoever to all of this. The film is intended as an emotional rollercoaster, making the audience laugh, cry, and laugh again - but then immediately feel a sense of unease for having laughed."

Synopsis: "Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend's parents' apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey's attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don't quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable - not to mention ruthless - opponent than he anticipated... and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die."

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Director Nia DaCosta & Producer/Co-Writer Jordan Peele Give Some Insights into Their Upcoming CANDYMAN Reimagining https://dailydead.com/director-nia-dacosta-producer-co-writer-jordan-peele-give-some-insights-into-their-upcoming-candyman-reimagining/ https://dailydead.com/director-nia-dacosta-producer-co-writer-jordan-peele-give-some-insights-into-their-upcoming-candyman-reimagining/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:12:49 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268617 Headed to theaters on June 12th is Candyman, a reimagining from director Nia DaCosta and producer/co-writer Jordan Peele. Today, we got our first look at the film via the brand new trailer released by Universal Studios, and in advance of the trailer hitting the internet, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of attending a special […]

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Headed to theaters on June 12th is Candyman, a reimagining from director Nia DaCosta and producer/co-writer Jordan Peele. Today, we got our first look at the film via the brand new trailer released by Universal Studios, and in advance of the trailer hitting the internet, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of attending a special event yesterday where both DaCosta and Peele briefly spoke with reporters about what we can expect from this new iteration of Candyman.

Peele discussed the deep impact that Bernard Rose’s original film had on him growing up, and as a filmmaker, saying, “My connection with Candyman is pretty simple. It’s one of the few movies that lored any aspect of the Black experience in the horror genre in the ’90s, when I was growing up. It was a perfect and iconic example of representation in the genre, and it’s a movie that inspired me.”

“We now have a reimagining of this story that we’re very excited about. The director is a woman who we at Monkeypaw are just extreme fans of. When we met her, we just started geeking out about Bernard Rose, the director of Candyman, Clive Barker, and even David Cronenberg. It became quickly apparent that she was uniquely suited to direct this film. Add to that the fact that we’re huge fans of her film that came out last year, The Woods, I’m so deeply excited to get to introduce Nia DaCosta to you today.”

While the original film touched on the issues of gentrification, DaCosta explained how her Candyman will delve into the issue on a much deeper level. “For this film, gentrification is what helped us to reimagine this story, because Cabrini Green is gone. The original movie in the ’90s has this vision of Cabrini Green, where it’s on its way to being knocked down, and so this is about going back there and seeing what’s happened around that area. There’s a lot of development in that area now. So, what we’ve done with our film is talk about the ghosts that are left behind, because of gentrification, and because of what happened to Cabrini Green.”

“What was useful about working with Jordan is that he’s so good about bringing the social issues to the fore in the horror genre,” DaCosta continued. “So, that was something that I knew was going to happen, although the original Candyman already does that very well. What we were able to do, because there has been so much change in the neighborhood, in particular with the gentrification, was dig into the things that were already there. In the original film, they were already talking about the new buildings that were being built, and the way that the projects were built with the mirrors between units, and how crime was able to happen because of those things. So, we talked a lot about all those things.”

“We also talked about the fun of the original film, and that was a huge part of what we wanted to bring back. We wanted to do what the original film did: be audacious, be fun and also be meaningful.”

Much like Rose’s original Candyman, DaCosta has no plans on shying away from violence, and while the trailer doesn’t reveal a ton of ooey, gooey viscous, she assured us that we can definitely expect to see some gnarly stuff in her Candyman, come this June.

“I really love gore,” DaCosta explained. “That was something Jordan and I talked about a lot. What’s fun about working with Jordan is our horror aesthetics are different; Jordan’s really brilliant about not showing everything and my instinct is to do the exact opposite (laughs). It’s something I thought about a lot and there is a good amount of things you just don’t want to see in here (laughs).”

Look for more on Candyman (2020) in the coming months!

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This June, horror fans can "dare to say his name" five times again when the new Candyman movie (a reimagining of Bernard Rose's 1992 film of the same name, which is based on Clive Barker's short story "The Forbidden") comes to theaters, and following a poster and teaser footage premiere earlier this week, the first full trailer has now been revealed, giving us a closer look at the new take on the chilling urban legend.

The new Candyman is directed by Nia DaCosta, written by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Tony Todd (who also starred as the titular character in the previous three Candyman films).

The movie will be released to theaters on June 12th from Universal Pictures, and you can get an idea of what to expect from the new trailer below.

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Horror Highlights: Cavitycolors’ New LEPRECHAUN Apparel, VAMPIRE DAD, THE MONSTERS YOU MEET IN THE DARK https://dailydead.com/horror-highlights-cavitycolors-new-leprechaun-apparel-vampire-dad-the-monsters-you-meet-in-the-dark/ https://dailydead.com/horror-highlights-cavitycolors-new-leprechaun-apparel-vampire-dad-the-monsters-you-meet-in-the-dark/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:00:46 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268624 He's terrorized space... the 'hood... an up-and-coming Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun (1993)... and now his face can be plastered all over your body! Cavitycolors has announced new Leprechaun apparel ― available now. Also: Vampire Dad release details and news on the theatrical performance of The Monsters You Meet in the Dark. Cavitycolors' New Leprechaun Apparel […]

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He's terrorized space... the 'hood... an up-and-coming Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun (1993)... and now his face can be plastered all over your body! Cavitycolors has announced new Leprechaun apparel ― available now. Also: Vampire Dad release details and news on the theatrical performance of The Monsters You Meet in the Dark.

Cavitycolors' New Leprechaun Apparel Release Details: "AVAILABLE NOW! Our licensed LEPRECHAUN collection includes exclusive new black tees, dark-green ‘90s horror-inspired shirts, and green-sleeve raglans!

Get yours now, and it’ll ship next week so you’ll have a killer shirt for St. Paddy’s Day!

Let us know what you pick up!"

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Vampire Dad Theatrical and VOD Release Details: "Random Media has acquired the worldwide rights to VAMPIRE DAD, directed and co-written by first-time-helmer Frankie Ingrassia. The horror-comedy film was co-written and produced by One Two Twenty Entertainment’s Kathryn M. Moseley and produced by Jed Rhein, VAMPIRE DAD stars Jackson Hurst (DROP DEAD DIVA, “Sharp Objects”), Emily O’Brien (“The Young and the Restless”) and Grace Fulton (ANNABELLE: CREATION, SHAZAM!). Ingrassia and Tuffy Williams are also co-producing.

VAMPIRE DAD follows psychologist, Dr. Raymond Walenski (Hurst) who is turned into a vampire in order to provide therapy to creatures of the underworld. He battles his new beastly nature while struggling to keep his family life from being torn apart.

The deal was brokered by Eric Doctorow of Random Media, and by Tiffany Boyle and Sean Pope from Ramo Law on behalf of the filmmakers.

VAMPIRE DAD is Ingrassia’s feature film directorial debut. She is a series regular on Amazon’s “Goliath” and has a recurring role on Tyler the Creator’s cartoon “The Jellies” as the voice of Taylor Swift. She’s performed with Holly Hunter in HBO’s original “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom” followed by the iconic experimentalist in Alexander Payne’s ELECTION.

One Two Twenty Entertainment is currently in production on BODY BROKERS, starring Frank Grillo, Melissa Leo, Jessica Rothe, and Michael Kenneth Williams.

Random Media will release VAMPIRE DAD in theaters and on multiple VOD platforms on June 16th, 2020, just prior to Father’s Day."

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The Monsters You Meet in the Dark Theatrical Production Details: Human Pincushion Productions ― headed by the original co-founder and Artistic Director Killian Lock ― is set to unveil The Monsters You Meet In The Dark on February 28th, at 8 p.m., February 29th, at 8 p.m., and on March 1st at 9 p.m.

"THE MONSTERS YOU MEET IN THE DARK is a duo of one-acts, two terrifying and twisted tales of tragedy and horror coupled together in one thrilling night of theatre.

IT TOLD ME TO Dir. Zan Vailento, Written by Julia Everitt, Jazmine Cornielle, and Lauren Anthony - In the 1970s, after Savannah murders her fiancee at the behest of a demon she is committed to an asylum where she meets Corrie, a young woman who may not actually belong in there. The two form a companionship that is put to the test as the demon continues to demand Savannah commit grisly acts of murder.

THE WOODS LISTEN Dir. Jenna Brady, Written by Killian Lock, Chase O'Neill, and Vikki Martin - A group of old college friends meet to go camping for a weekend to celebrate an engagement. After nightfall, increasingly strange and horrific things begin happening and one by one some are picked off. There is something in the trees that is hunting them. And one of the people in the group may not be who they say they are.

Cast includes Chase O'Neill, Vikki Martin, Heather Bildman, Jazmine Cornielle, Julia Everitt, Cerys Bishop, Jessie Heesacker, and Killian Lock.

Location: Theater at the Church of St. Paul's at 334 S 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211."

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Catalog From the Beyond: THE GHOST, aka LO SPETTRO (1963) https://dailydead.com/catalog-from-the-beyond-the-ghost-aka-lo-spettro-1963/ https://dailydead.com/catalog-from-the-beyond-the-ghost-aka-lo-spettro-1963/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 23:49:11 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268608 Barbara Steele is a horror mainstay who, like Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, found a place in the genre during the gothic heyday of the 1960s and made a comfortable home there for years. Also like Price, Steele has a look that, when the time calls for it, she can manipulate to ooze sinister intentions. […]

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Barbara Steele is a horror mainstay who, like Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, found a place in the genre during the gothic heyday of the 1960s and made a comfortable home there for years. Also like Price, Steele has a look that, when the time calls for it, she can manipulate to ooze sinister intentions. Somehow she can turn just a little extra cock of her eyebrow into a visage that makes the audience squirm, and she’s employed this knack for the malevolent over the course of several decades in films like Black Sunday, Piranha, and Shivers (to be fair, in that last one it’s not so much her character that’s evil as the mutated STD slug that’s taken over her body). So when I went diving into Steele’s filmography, I wanted to find something that tapped into that evil streak, and I found it tucked in a little Italian gothic noir film from 1963 called The Ghost.

The original Italian title was Lo Spettro, which is such a cooler name. I know spettro is just Italian for “ghost” (or “specter” if we’re being literal), but Italian is funny that way in that it gives a slicker sheen to words that seem fairly mundane in English. Take cannoli, for instance. Pretty fancy name for a dessert right? It is, until you realize it’s just Italian for “little tube.” Oddly enough, when they released the film they seem to have felt compelled to remove a large portion of the Italian flair from the credits, as many of the names were Anglicized for marketing materials. Director Riccardo Freda, one of the grandfathers of giallo films, was credited as “Robert Hampton,” and much of the other Italian crew were given similar aliases.

There doesn’t seem to be any reason given for this, so I can only assume it was to give credence to the notion that the film takes place in early 1900s Scotland, which in no way looks like it was shot in 1960s Rome and is given a real layer of authenticity by having all of these Scottish characters dubbed with upper-class English accents. The story picks up with John Hichcock (Elio Jotta), a wealthy doctor with a proclivity for séances and experimental medicine. The séances don’t seem to amount to much other than a setup for what will come later, but the experimental medicine is something in which he has a vested interest, as he and his assistant Charles Livingstone (Peter Baldwin) are attempting to cure Hichcock’s longtime physical disability through a controlled regimen of small doses of an exotic poison followed immediately by the antidote. Now, one might question the logic of using poison to cure a disability, but given that Bayer used to sell over-the-counter heroin as a cough suppressant in the late 1800s, it’s not such a far-fetched concept.

And Hichcock is clearly desperate, as years confined to a wheelchair have left him depressed and suicidal. And of course, as one does in films like this, Hichcock’s wife, Margaret (Steele), has developed a healthy coping mechanism for her strained relationship with Hichcock: she’s having an affair with Charles!. And to be clear, this isn’t one of those nuanced stories where two damaged people find comfort in one another while trying to reconcile the moral ramifications of what they’re doing. Nah, Margaret and Charles are simply awful people who just hate Hichcock for being too much of a sad sack.

So Margaret convinces Charles to murder her husband by forgoing the antidote portion of his poison treatment, allowing them to live blissfully on his inheritance, including the house and a third of his fortune (alas, the other two-thirds are being bequeathed to those rotten children at the orphanage—the nerve!). Unfortunately for them, this victory is short-lived, as odd occurrences begin happening around the house. Hichcock’s wheelchair tumbles down the stairs all by itself. Margaret sees his ghostly image threatening her from the shadows. He even takes time to possess the housekeeper, Catherine (Harriet Medin), to send Margaret and Charles cryptic messages. But worst of all (for Margaret and Charles, anyway) Hichcock appears to be barring them from the money from beyond the grave, hiding the key to his safe and keeping their happily ever after just out of reach.

So it’s here that I feel the need to give a spoiler alert, but odds are if you’re keeping up, then this won’t come as a huge surprise: Hichcock’s not dead, but rather faked his death because he knew that Margaret and Charles were having an affair and wanted to exact his revenge. Having guessed this early on in the film, it shifted how I watched it because rather than seeing it for scares, I was more just enjoying watching Hichcock screw with his would-be killers in something of a gothic, psychological version of Home Alone.

Both Steele and Baldwin play up the awfulness of their characters to make the process that much more satisfying. Steele, in particular, isn’t so much evil as she is just kind of a pill. She’s always bemoaning the terrible things happening to her, like being saddled with a “crippled” husband or having to share her inheritance with those “rotten crippled children” (she really doesn’t seem to like people with disabilities). And Baldwin plays Charles as something of a spineless weasel willing to kill for Margaret, but also slapping her around a bit once things start going south.

In the end, The Ghost isn’t as much about the creep factor as it is the thrill of seeing awful people get their comeuppance. And, in true Italian horror fashion, we find out there really may not be any heroes to be found in the film and that everyone will be given their just desserts. Ultimately, The Ghost doesn’t tread any new ground, as the French film Les Diaboliques had explored similar themes eight years prior. But if you enjoy watching bad things happen to bad people, then The Ghost will certainly scratch that itch.

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Trailer and Poster for CURSED FILMS, a Five-Part Documentary Series Premiering April 2nd on Shudder https://dailydead.com/trailer-and-poster-for-cursed-films-a-five-part-documentary-series-premiering-april-2nd-on-shudder/ https://dailydead.com/trailer-and-poster-for-cursed-films-a-five-part-documentary-series-premiering-april-2nd-on-shudder/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:28:16 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268602 Written and directed by Jay Cheel, Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series making its premiere on Shudder in April. We have a look at the the first trailer, brand new art from Matt Ryan Tobin, and premiere details: "Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of […]

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Written and directed by Jay Cheel, Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series making its premiere on Shudder in April. We have a look at the the first trailer, brand new art from Matt Ryan Tobin, and premiere details:

"Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. But where does the truth lie? Cursed Films reveals the events that haunted these productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers who lived through the real-life events. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?

The series will premiere on Shudder Thursday, April 2, with The Exorcist episode, followed by the Poltergeist and The Omen on April 9 and The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie on April 16.

The first two episodes (Poltergeist and The Omen) will have their world premiere at SXSW on March 13 with Jay Cheel in attendance."

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Watch the New Trailer for Horror-Comedy Anthology SCARE PACKAGE https://dailydead.com/watch-the-new-trailer-for-horror-comedy-anthology-scare-package/ https://dailydead.com/watch-the-new-trailer-for-horror-comedy-anthology-scare-package/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:18:07 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268597 With a release planned for this summer, we have the first trailer for Scare Package, an anthology movie featuring seven tales of hilarious horror: Austin, TX --- February 26, 2020 --- We’re thrilled to present the first trailer for SCARE PACKAGE, a new horror-comedy anthology that brings together some of the brightest rising stars in horror […]

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With a release planned for this summer, we have the first trailer for Scare Package, an anthology movie featuring seven tales of hilarious horror:

Austin, TX --- February 26, 2020 --- We’re thrilled to present the first trailer for SCARE PACKAGE, a new horror-comedy anthology that brings together some of the brightest rising stars in horror filmmaking today. This splatter-packed, deviously clever throwback pays homage to horror classics with seven hilarious, meta tales of terror, each exploring—and subverting—different genre tropes. All wrapped around every horror fan’s beloved stomping grounds: an old school video store.

Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattering, and gleefully ghoulish tales in an effort to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Each story takes aim at different tropes, paying homage to and subverting the timeless clichés of the beloved genre with a cast that includes Noah Segan (KNIVES OUT), Baron Vaughn (MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3K) Chase Williamson (BEYOND THE GATES), Jocelyn DeBoer (GREENER GRASS), Jeremy King (CAMERA OBSCURA), Dustin Rhodes (WWE Legend) and more. Check out the first trailer and official poster below… if you dare!

“I’m a big fan of anthology films but knew we had to change the game up a bit,” said Koontz in a statement. “So we gathered this hungry group of diverse, super-talented horror enthusiasts and asked them to subvert these well-known horror tropes while also paying homage to them. In the end, it made for a unique experience that I cannot wait for audiences to discover. They’ve never seen an anthology quite like this!” – Aaron B. Koontz, Creator of SCARE PACKAGE and Director of "HORROR HYPOTHESIS" & "RAD CHAD'S HORROR EMPORIUM" segment

“Sergio Corbucci. Akira Kurosawa. Melvin Van Peebles. These were some of the filmmakers that inspired SCARE PACKAGE. When the Producers found out most of them were dead, I got the call. There’s no greater honor than being alive in order to be a part of this incredible anthology. Working with Frank Garcia Hejl to put together our all-star team of funny people, and then forcing them into grotesque makeup and stunts, truly taught me that while not everyone can direct, I suspect that I did. We hope you find M.I.S.T.E.R. to be as funny as we do, or at least you’re really ticked off by it!” – Noah Segan, Director of M.I.S.T.E.R. segment

Synopsis: "Chad Buckley is a horror aficionado, and he's lonely. Chad spends his days at his struggling genre video store arguing with his only regular customer, Sam. When an unsuspecting applicant shows up, Chad begins to teach him about the rules of horror and his video store at large, much to the chagrin of Sam. During Chad's on-boarding process, we weave in and out of different hilarious horror shorts, each one geared at a different set of horror tropes. As this new applicant learns the ropes, he begins to suspect Chad of something sinister, but we quickly learn that he may have a secret of his own."

Poster art by Marc Schoenbach of Sadist Art Designs

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WITCHES IN THE WOODS Gets April 24th Theatrical & On Demand Release from Shout! Studios https://dailydead.com/witches-in-the-woods-gets-april-24th-theatrical-on-demand-release-from-shout-studios/ https://dailydead.com/witches-in-the-woods-gets-april-24th-theatrical-on-demand-release-from-shout-studios/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:48:15 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268590 After its recent festival screenings, Shout! Studios is bringing Witches in the Woods to theaters and VOD on April 24th. We have the official press release, trailer, and poster below: A tense tale of survival set in a fabled New England forest, Witches in the Woods is a suspenseful chiller about seven college friends whose […]

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After its recent festival screenings, Shout! Studios is bringing Witches in the Woods to theaters and VOD on April 24th. We have the official press release, trailer, and poster below:

A tense tale of survival set in a fabled New England forest, Witches in the Woods is a suspenseful chiller about seven college friends whose off-the-grid snowboarding trip takes a turn for the worst when they get lost in the woods after experiencing car trouble. With temperatures falling fast and their nerves on edge, survival instincts take over as the friends turn against each other…and a witch-hunt begins.

Following its world premiere at Frightfest UK, Witches in the Woods opens in select theaters on VOD and On Demand everywhere April 24th, 2020 from Shout! Studios. This claustrophobic psychological thriller is directed by Jordan Barker (The Marsh, Torment) and stars Hannah Kasulka (FOX’s The Exorcist), Craig Arnold (CBS’s Ransom), Sasha Clements (Majority Rules!), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Alexander De Jordy (Rookie Blue), Humberly Gonzalez (CW’s In the Dark), Kyle Mac (Titans), and Ian Matthews (NBC’s Taken).

In Witches in the Woods, Jill, a tenacious college freshman, abandons her studies one weekend for an off-the-grid snowboarding trip with six friends. Driving through the freshly-logged mountains of western Massachusetts, a road closure forces them onto an unmarked route into the dark forest. These are the very woods where centuries ago, a dozen women were convicted and hanged for witchcraft. Disoriented in the dense wilderness, the friends slam the SUV into a ditch, totaling the car. As nighttime falls and temperatures drop, the group dynamic begins to unravel. Hypothermia sets in, and violent hallucinations threaten the group’s sanity. With nowhere to go for help, the group risk freezing to death or facing the horrors that lie in the haunted wasteland beyond.

About Shout! Studios
Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded filmmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.

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Watch the New Trailer for SAINT MAUD, Coming to Theaters on April 3rd from A24 https://dailydead.com/watch-the-new-trailer-for-saint-maud-coming-to-theaters-on-april-3rd-from-a24/ https://dailydead.com/watch-the-new-trailer-for-saint-maud-coming-to-theaters-on-april-3rd-from-a24/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:25:54 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=268583 In her 5-star Fantastic Fest review, Emily von Seele wrote that Saint Maud "...terrifies as much as it intrigues, and will keep audiences guessing up until the very last horrific second." With an April release date, we thankfully won't have to wait long to see the new religious horror film, and with it being Ash […]

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In her 5-star Fantastic Fest review, Emily von Seele wrote that Saint Maud "...terrifies as much as it intrigues, and will keep audiences guessing up until the very last horrific second." With an April release date, we thankfully won't have to wait long to see the new religious horror film, and with it being Ash Wednesday, A24 has revealed a new trailer for the movie.

Written and directed by Rose Glass, Saint Maud stars Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lilly Frazer, Lily Knight, Marcus Hutton, Turlough Convery, and Rosie Sansom. A24 will release Saint Maud in theaters across the US on April 3rd, 2020.

You can watch the new trailer below, and in case you missed it, check out Emily's review and the film's previous trailer.

"The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling."

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