Daily Dead https://dailydead.com - Zombies and Horror News, Reviews, Features, Videos, and Interviews. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:38:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Corpse Club is the official DailyDead.com podcast! Featuring a mix of Daily Dead staff and special guests, each episode of Corpse Club will dive into the world of horror entertainment. Welcome to the Corpse Club! Daily Dead clean Daily Dead jonathan007@gmail.com jonathan007@gmail.com (Daily Dead) A horror podcast presented by Daily Dead! Daily Dead https://dailydead.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Corpse_Club_Announcement_1400x1400_RED.jpg https://dailydead.com Class of 88: Drive-In Dust Offs: BRAIN DAMAGE (1988) https://dailydead.com/class-of-88-drive-in-dust-offs-brain-damage-1988/ https://dailydead.com/class-of-88-drive-in-dust-offs-brain-damage-1988/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:38:59 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=235022 When I think of cult filmmakers, one of the first names to burst from my brainpan is Frank Henenlotter. From Basket Case (1982) to Bad Biology (2008), his horror films are always loaded with qualities that elude mainstream appeal, such as bizarre humor, over the top gore, and a crazy circus geek aesthetic that almost […]

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When I think of cult filmmakers, one of the first names to burst from my brainpan is Frank Henenlotter. From Basket Case (1982) to Bad Biology (2008), his horror films are always loaded with qualities that elude mainstream appeal, such as bizarre humor, over the top gore, and a crazy circus geek aesthetic that almost dares you to look away. Speaking of splattering cranium matter, his second feature length film, Brain Damage (1988) checks off all the Henenboxes and even one more – a trenchant social message about addiction (if you want it).

Produced by Palisades Partners and given a limited release in April, Brain Damage was Henenlotter’s long awaited follow up to Basket Case; well, long awaited at least for horror fans of that legendary micro budget wonder. While the ultra low budget ($35,000) of that gem gave it a unique and gritty charm, Brain Damage’s considerably deeper pockets ($600,000) allowed Henenlotter to upgrade his vision to a nicer grindhouse theater with less dubious liquids on the seats and floor. (Okay, same liquids, perhaps just cleaned up quicker.)

Meet Morris (Theo Barnes – Big Thumbs) and Martha (Lucille Saint-Peter), an elderly couple in an apartment building desperately searching for…something they’ve lost, upending everything in their abode in a desperate and frantic search. The neighbors haven’t seen their thing either, even though they insist on looking in the bathtub of Mike (Gordon MacDonald – The Brave One) and Brian (Rick Hearst, here as Herbst – General Hospital), two brothers from next door. Brian asks Mike to take out his girlfriend Barbra (Jennifer Lowry – The Down Boys: It Could Happen to You!) since he’s sick, and for good reason; it turns out the something Morris is looking for has grown quite attached to Brian – literally.

Meet Brian’s new friend Aylmer, a parasitic being who induces states of euphoria in his hosts on one condition: they must allow him to consume brains, preferably human ones. Brian, reluctant at first, soon gives in to Aylmer’s demands so he can get another hit of the blue juice Aylmer squirts into his brain stem, causing psychedelic bliss and aqua-tinged orgasmic delights. The pair hit the town, with Aylmer giving Brian just enough of a hit to keep him riding a perpetual high as our psychotropic sex toy (he’s very phallic looking on purpose) finds his way to people’s brains through any way possible, including the film’s most notorious scene which gives new meaning to the term “head”. As much as Brian is hooked on Aylmer’s Kool-Aid (and tries unsuccessfully to go cold turkey), he’s worried the singing syphilitic salami will go after Barbra and Mike. Can Brian kick the habit for good before it’s too late?

The biggest difference the increased fundage makes between Henenlotter’s first and second film is having the means to bring his creatures to life; while Basket Case’s Belial certainly holds a lot of herky stop motion charm, Aylmer, through the incredible effects work of Gabriel Bartalos (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and his crew lives, breathes, and interacts with the cast. This is crucial; Aylmer has to be at least halfway believable to sell the concept, which he is, coming across like a particularly demented Rankin-Bass critter. (I’m picturing him attached to Sam the Snowman’s head sucking out icicles. Try to play that banjo now, Sam.)

Henenlotter was able to film on 35mm this time around, and it shows; the cinematography by Bruce Torbet (who also gave Basket Case its splendid squalor) is bright and vivid, especially during Brian’s hallucinations which crackle and hum with a vibrant colorfast. But blue is the primary tone in Aylmer’s juice (didn’t they play the second stage at ‘97’s Lollapalooza?) as well as Brian’s visions, offering a reflection of the detachment that comes with addiction; from friends, loved ones, and ultimately, reality.

But hey lest we forget this is a Henenlotter, the film is loaded with great big gobs of greasy grue that was unfortunately excised when Paramount released it on tape back in ’88. (This may also have contributed to the film’s somewhat muted response on release.) But the real joy comes from the voice work of Aylmer by legendary TV horror host, John Zacharle, AKA Zacherley. His calming, sing-songy refrains to Brian are, I suppose what an addict may hear as the voice of reason; but Zacharle brings an extra charge to Aylmer, a cheery yet malevolent lilt that puts the character in the upper echelon of unique villains.

Some people will point out that the film is a bit episodic, therefore collapsing somewhat as a narrative; but perhaps being an addict is all about getting to the next hit and nothing else? In that regard then, the structure is very effective, and with Brain Damage Henenlotter cemented his status as the pusher of bizarre cinema with a good heart; and when you head to 42nd street, he’s guaranteed to spike your treats with something profane and humorous. Just remember, if you find yourself glued to the seat, it’s probably because the film is so damn riveting. Probably.

Brain Damage is available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

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Entertainment Weekly Shares Imposing New Image of Michael Myers from Upcoming HALLOWEEN Movie https://dailydead.com/ew-shares-new-image-of-michael-myers-in-upcoming-halloween-movie/ https://dailydead.com/ew-shares-new-image-of-michael-myers-in-upcoming-halloween-movie/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:09:54 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=235012 Does it feel like fall is creeping up on you with a butcher knife in hand? You're not alone. An iconic manifestation of autumn, Michael Myers stands imposingly tall with his favorite kitchen accessory at the ready in a new Halloween movie image unveiled by Entertainment Weekly.  In addition to sharing the new image, EW caught […]

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Does it feel like fall is creeping up on you with a butcher knife in hand? You're not alone. An iconic manifestation of autumn, Michael Myers stands imposingly tall with his favorite kitchen accessory at the ready in a new Halloween movie image unveiled by Entertainment Weekly

In addition to sharing the new image, EW caught up with the film's star, Jamie Lee Curtis, who talked about her fondness for how this movie's screenplay directly links back to the first film in the franchise (and not the sequels):

“What I loved is that it surgically excises all of that dead tissue. This is growing from just that original movie, 40 years later. There may be people who love the other movies, great — [they have] zero relevance to this story.”

In Halloween, a follow-up film to John Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece, Curtis reprises her role as Laurie for one last battle with the boogeyman himself, Michael Myers. In the new trailer below, the blood-stained stage is set for the fight to the finish between two horror icons.

Laurie won't be the only Strode going up against The Shape, though, as Judy Greer and Andi Matichak also co-star in the film as Laurie's daughter and granddaughter, respectively. The cast also includes Will Patton, who plays a police officer, as well as Ginny Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid, who all play friends of the teenaged Allyson.

Filmmaker and actor Nick Castle, who portrayed the masked version of Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween, reprises his role as Michael Myers in the new movie, with James Jude Courtney also playing the iconic killer.

The film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, with Master of Horror John Carpenter executive producing and composing the score for the latest entry in his franchise.

A collaboration between Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax, the latest Halloween movie will be released in theaters on October 19th from Universal Pictures. Ahead of its theatrical release, the movie will have a Hall H panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

"Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs."

Image from Ryan Green/Universal via EW:

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Fantasia 2018 Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA Delivers a Quintet of Terror-Filled Tales https://dailydead.com/fantasia-2018-review-nightmare-cinema-delivers-a-quintet-of-terror-filled-tales/ https://dailydead.com/fantasia-2018-review-nightmare-cinema-delivers-a-quintet-of-terror-filled-tales/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:44:35 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=235009 For Nightmare Cinema, five Masters of Horror have assembled to immerse fans in five tales of terror, all told within the confines of a haunted movie theatre inhabited by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke), a mysterious entity who oversees the facility, showing those who dare enter its doors their deepest fears and darkest secrets. Nightmare Cinema […]

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For Nightmare Cinema, five Masters of Horror have assembled to immerse fans in five tales of terror, all told within the confines of a haunted movie theatre inhabited by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke), a mysterious entity who oversees the facility, showing those who dare enter its doors their deepest fears and darkest secrets. Nightmare Cinema directors include Mick Garris (The Stand, Psycho IV), Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy), Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead, ABCs of Death 2), and Ryûhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train, No One Lives), and it features performances from the likes of Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Reaser, Belinda Balaski, Patrick Wilson, and Annabeth Gish, to name a few.

The wraparound segment in Nightmare Cinema is called “The Projectionist,” and it acts as the glue that brings all these different stories and cinematic visions together through the Rialto Theatre (which this writer suspects is a nod to the late, great Wes Craven). Garris provides his directorial expertise for these various interstitial segments, and he sets a nice, eerie tone for all the stories to come. Rourke pops in for a few of the wraparound scenes, although I must admit I wish his character had been utilized a bit more, especially at the beginning of the film. Also, it might just be me, but the music in “The Projectionist” scenes feels like an homage to Creepshow, which, if that is the case, is an incredibly lovely touch to the film.

The first story in Nightmare Cinema is Brugués’ “The Thing in the Woods,” which takes all the popular slasher tropes and puts an incredibly unique spin on them, resulting in a clever reveal that feels like it would be right at home amongst anything you would see in The Twilight Zone. “Woods” also has an infectious comedic tone to it, and the energetic camerawork by DP Matthias Schubert adds another level of exuberance to the genre-bending material. Sarah Withers makes for a fantastic “Final Girl,” too, making Brugués’ contribution to Nightmare Cinema the perfect way to kick off the collection of stories.

Next up is “Mirari” from Dante, which follows a young woman with a deformed visage named Anna (Zarah Mahler), who decides to get some plastic surgery at the urging of her fiancé, as he insists that he only wants her to feel “normal” on their wedding day. But after she undergoes the face-fixing procedure, her charismatic plastic surgeon (Richard Chamberlain) informs her that she’s going to be heading under the scalpel again for another minor procedure, and Anna begins to suspect that she’s being operated on for sinister reasons. “Mirari” has all the hallmarks of Dante’s darkly comedic filmmaking sensibilities fully on display, as he leans into his acerbic wit as a storyteller to bring to life his wildly horrific and surreal segment. The effects work in “Mirari” is pretty damn fantastic, too.

Nightmare Cinema’s third story comes from Kitamura—“Mashit”—and it feels exactly like the type of story you would expect from Kitamura, which is 100 percent a compliment. On the surface, “Mashit” feels like your typical tale of demonic possession, but as Kitamura pulls back the layers to his segment, that’s when everything goes into overdrive in glorious fashion. Essentially, if you ever wanted to bear witness to a priest (Maurice Benard) battle minions of Satan with a sword, then “Mashit” is going to be precisely your type of jam. As someone who is willing to forever die on the No One Lives hill, I adore Kitamura’s contributions to this anthology.

The fourth segment in Nightmare Cinema is Slade’s “This Way to Egress,” an intense exploration of paranoia, as we watch the life of Elizabeth Reaser’s character, Helen, spiral out of control after her husband leaves her. Slade utilizes black and white cinematography for “Egress” and it beautifully complements the existential dread that drives his story. My one quibble with Slade’s portion of the film is that it ends on something of a sobering note. When you’re trying to keep energies up throughout an anthology movie, rhythm can be so important, and the note Slade ends on zaps some much-needed energy out of Nightmare Cinema heading into the final segment.

Rounding out the film is Garris with “Dead,” which follows a young piano player named Riley (Faly Rakotohavana), who is attacked alongside his parents (Annabeth Gish, Daryl C. Brown) by a car jacker, and finds himself revived in the ICU at the hospital after being dead for nearly 17 minutes. Riley’s passing between the realms of the living and the dead have left the young man with the ability to see dead people, and his life hangs in the balance as he’s pursued by an evil force that wants to take him back to the other side. There is some genuinely good stuff going on in “Dead,” but admittedly, because of the more serious tone and its pacing, this would have probably fared better earlier on in Nightmare Cinema rather than as its concluding chapter. Garris knows how to craft a solid spookfest, I just wish his story had come a bit earlier so that the film could have ended with more of a bang.

As a whole, though, Nightmare Cinema gets so much more right than it gets wrong, and I think fans are going to enjoy what these genre masters have cooked up in their anthological collaboration. It might lose a bit of its energy towards the end, but as a whole, Nightmare Cinema delivers up a steady stream of genre goodness that crackles with ingenuity and affection, effectively showcasing just what makes horror anthologies so much fun in the first place.

Movie Score: 3.5/5

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Shudder to Stream Installments of Horror Anthology Series CHANNEL ZERO https://dailydead.com/channel-zero-series-coming-to-streaming-service-shudder/ https://dailydead.com/channel-zero-series-coming-to-streaming-service-shudder/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 03:29:05 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=235003 Over the course of three seasons on SYFY, Channel Zero has burrowed into my psyche and spawned an endless supply of nightmares—and I mean that as the highest compliment. If you haven't yet experienced the horror anthology series, or, like me, you want to re-experience the otherworldly (and all-too-real) scares that Nick Antosca and his creative […]

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Over the course of three seasons on SYFY, Channel Zero has burrowed into my psyche and spawned an endless supply of nightmares—and I mean that as the highest compliment. If you haven't yet experienced the horror anthology series, or, like me, you want to re-experience the otherworldly (and all-too-real) scares that Nick Antosca and his creative team have cooked up, then you're in for a treat, because the show is coming soon to Shudder!

Press Release: (July 12, 2018, New York, NY) – The binge-worthy and unsettling horror series CHANNEL ZERO is soon available exclusively to stream on Shudder, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror. The first three installments of CHANNEL ZERO, which airs on SYFY, have earned the anthology series a collective 98% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes for its high-brow grasp on popular creepypastas and horror microfictions. Created by Nick Antosca and produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP), each six-episode installment features a new cast, new director and a new story arc. Shudder members can stream the first installment of CHANNEL ZERO starting Thursday, August 9, followed by the second installment in September, the third installment in October, and the fourth installment in 2019.

“Channel Zero is one of the best horror shows of the last decade and we’re thrilled to bring it exclusively to Shudder members,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder. “Nick Antosca’s innovative storytelling and unparalleled knack for creating a moody, terrifying series make this can’t-miss TV.”

Tooth Child – the terrifying character from Candle Cove - will be in attendance at San Diego Comic Con on July 18-22 at Shudder’s booth (#4020) to interact with fans and pose for photos.

Details on all three installments of CHANNEL ZERO are as follows:

First Installment: Candle Cove

Available Thursday, August 9
Directed by Craig William Macneill
Inspired by “Candle Cove” by Kris Straub
Starring: Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D’Oliveira, Natalie Brown, Shaun Benson

Mike Painter returns to his hometown years after his twin brother became one of five children murdered in a case that was never solved. Old memories return to the surface when history seems to start repeating itself. A child goes missing after mentioning that she had been watching "Candle Cove," a creepy children's puppet show that Mike used to watch on public access in the 1980s around the time of his brother's murder.

Second Installment: No-End House
Available September, 2018
Directed by Steven Piet
Inspired by “The No-End House” by Brian Russell
Starring: Amy Forsyth, Aisha Dee, Jeff Ward, Seamus Patterson, Sebastian Pigott

A young woman named Margot Sleator and her best friend Jules visit the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed.

Third Installment: Butcher’s Block
Available October, 2018
Directed by Arkasha Stevenson

Inspired by “Search and Rescue” by Kerry Hammond

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Holland Roden, Olivia Luccardi, Krisha Fairchild, Brandon Scott

Alice Woods and her schizophrenic sister Zoe have moved to a small town to start over, but they instead encounter the hellish town of Butcher's Block and the sinister Joseph Peach and his eerily charismatic family. They offer Alice and Zoe a place at their table with promise of a world without worry or illness, yet the sisters soon find that the cost of living the good life comes at an unimaginable price. There is a fine line between escaping insanity and embracing true madness.

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Comic-Con 2018: Super7’s “Boodega Monstore” to Feature Universal Monsters Apparel & Collectibles https://dailydead.com/comic-con-2018-super7s-boodega-monstore-to-feature-universal-monsters-apparel-collectibles/ https://dailydead.com/comic-con-2018-super7s-boodega-monstore-to-feature-universal-monsters-apparel-collectibles/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:41:33 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=234989 As San Diego Comic-Con attendees know, every summer Super7 makes their location a must-stop shopping experience, and this year is certainly no exception, as Super7 has teamed up with Universal Monsters for a "Boodega Monstore" honoring the iconic creatures of Universal's classic monster movies. Taking place at the San Diego Super7 Store (located at 701 […]

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As San Diego Comic-Con attendees know, every summer Super7 makes their location a must-stop shopping experience, and this year is certainly no exception, as Super7 has teamed up with Universal Monsters for a "Boodega Monstore" honoring the iconic creatures of Universal's classic monster movies.

Taking place at the San Diego Super7 Store (located at 701 8th Avenue SD California 92101) from July 20th–22nd, Super7's "Boodega Monstore" collaboration with Universal Monsters will include soda, lighters, shoes, shirts, ReAction figures, signed and numbered prints from artist Ed Repka, and more.

Read on for additional details and images, and be sure to check here for all of our Comic-Con 2018 coverage!

From Super7: "It's alive! Super7 is beyond stoked to launch our collaboration with the legendary Universal Monsters with this special event! The abomination begins after sunset on Comic-Con Friday with the opening of the Universal Monsters Boodega Monstore!

Universal Monsters Boodega Hours
Friday - July 20th: 5:00pm to Midnight
Saturday - July 21st: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday - July 22nd: 11:00am to 5:00pm

No SDCC badge is needed to visit the Boodega and it will be open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

The pop-up shop will be haunted by Super7 x Universal Monsters exclusives and spine-tingling special things created especially for this horrifying event."

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Q&A: Co-Star Pasha D. Lychnikoff on Collaborating with Keanu Reeves and More for SIBERIA https://dailydead.com/qa-co-star-pasha-d-lychnikoff-on-collaborating-with-keanu-reeves-and-more-for-siberia/ https://dailydead.com/qa-co-star-pasha-d-lychnikoff-on-collaborating-with-keanu-reeves-and-more-for-siberia/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:45:36 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=234985 Arriving in select theaters and on VOD/Digital HD platforms today is Matthew Ross’ frigid crime thriller Siberia, which follows US diamond trader Lucas Hill (Keanu Reeves) to the titular locale as he searches for his missing partner, only to get mixed up in a torrid love affair as well as some political dealings that threaten […]

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Arriving in select theaters and on VOD/Digital HD platforms today is Matthew Ross’ frigid crime thriller Siberia, which follows US diamond trader Lucas Hill (Keanu Reeves) to the titular locale as he searches for his missing partner, only to get mixed up in a torrid love affair as well as some political dealings that threaten his very existence.

Daily Dead recently caught up with Siberia co-star Pasha D. Lychnikoff (Deadwood, Shameless), who plays a mysterious buyer named Boris Volkov, and he discussed coming aboard the project, creating a backstory to his enigmatic character, collaborating with Reeves, and much more.

What was it about this project, and your character in particular, that made you want to take on this role in Siberia?

Pasha D. Lychnikoff: The project involves the guru of acting, Keanu Reeves, and that was the biggest attraction. The director [Matthew Ross] called me out of the blue and said, "If you want it, this is yours." I basically watched his work and I liked him a lot. When I read the script, I loved the ability to become this guy.

As far as characters go, Boris seems like a guy who has a fascinating backstory to him that extends far beyond what we see on screen. Is that something you worked on for yourself, or maybe even with Matthew?

Pasha D. Lychnikoff: Well, it was a combination. Before I got on set, I did some homework. Homework requires me to think, “Who was this guy was, what did he go through, what did he do all these years, and how did he stay alive?” Because you can get killed doing all these things. So, there’s all of that. Then, of course, you come on the set and you improvise and work with the director, who gives you notes. You feed off your partner, too, and that is what was done. I hope you like it!

You have a lot of intriguing back and forth moments with Keanu—how was it working with him?

Pasha D. Lychnikoff: It was absolutely fabulous, because we are talking about an actor who is very generous, who gives out a lot. He is cool, his ego does not get in the way; he is very humble. On top of that, he is just an amazing human being. He is the total package.

For you, what was the best part of the experience of working on Siberia?

Pasha D. Lychnikoff: The collaboration with Keanu and the director was the best part. Searching for the character, having fun on the set, and becoming this character. I hope I achieved what we were trying to accomplish with the help of those guys.

I read your inspiring story about how you came over with practically no money, and were able to carve out a career that has now spanned over three decades. What would be your best piece of advice for actors who are new to the industry and might feel like the odds are stacked against them?

Pasha D. Lychnikoff: Well, listen. You’ve got to get up and you’ve got to go every day. That’s all. If you want to act, you've got to act. If there is no film or television, that means you’ve got to go and do theater. You should actually do theater anyway, I think. But you have to find whatever way you can to act. It’s like doctors that have to be doctors, or pharmacists that have to be pharmacists—actors have to be actors every day, and no matter what, you just go do it, that’s all. I don’t think there is anything magical to what I just said. It’s all just part of it; those are the rules of the game.

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ZOMBIELAND 2 Slated for October 2019 Release, First Movie’s Cast, Director & Writers Returning https://dailydead.com/zombieland-2-slated-for-october-2019-release-original-cast-director-writers-returning/ https://dailydead.com/zombieland-2-slated-for-october-2019-release-original-cast-director-writers-returning/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:10:29 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=234979 Since Zombieland introduced the survival rule of the double tap in 2009, many fans have been hungry for a sequel, and while a follow-up film has been in the works for years (with a TV series pilot episode based on the film even created and passed on by Amazon), Zombieland 2 is finally happening with […]

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Since Zombieland introduced the survival rule of the double tap in 2009, many fans have been hungry for a sequel, and while a follow-up film has been in the works for years (with a TV series pilot episode based on the film even created and passed on by Amazon), Zombieland 2 is finally happening with the original cast returning for another round of living dead adventures.

The Hollywood Reporter unveiled the news of Zombieland 2 moving forward at Columbia Pictures, revealing that Emma Stone (Wichita), Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus) and Abigail Breslin (Little Rock) are all set to reprise their roles as the motley crew of zombie apocalypse survivors from the first film.

In addition to reuniting the cast in front of the camera, key creative forces are also coming back behind the camera as well, including Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer (Venom), who will once again direct from a script written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool). Gavin Polone is also returning as a producer, with Lauren Abrahams supervising the sequel.

Sony is looking to begin production on Zombieland 2 in January 2019, with Columbia Pictures planning an October 2019 release (October 2nd of 2019 will be the 10th anniversary of the first film). According to THR, Zombieland 2 will follow "the quartet from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But, most of all, according to the studio, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family."

Are you excited for the Zombieland sequel? Let us know what you think and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details!

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Artist Jeff Fuller Pays Tribute to JAWS in New Installment of His Living Dead Comic Strip ZOMICS https://dailydead.com/jeff-fuller-pays-tribute-to-jaws-in-new-installment-of-his-living-dead-comic-strip-zomics/ https://dailydead.com/jeff-fuller-pays-tribute-to-jaws-in-new-installment-of-his-living-dead-comic-strip-zomics/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:56:05 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=234930 Nothing attracts a shark quite like blood in the water... or dismembered zombie arms! Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We […]

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Nothing attracts a shark quite like blood in the water... or dismembered zombie arms! Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We release a new installment of Zomics every week, and we're excited to share a new panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's edition of Jeff Fuller's Zomics is a living dead twist on Steven Spielberg's classic summer blockbuster Jaws, as someone bearing a striking resemblance to Amity Chief of Police Martin Brody is shown using the arms of a nearby zombie—who chose the wrong day to take a boat ride on the Orca—as the tasty chum for a hungry great white shark!

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Fuller has worked as an award-winning art director for nearly a quarter of a century, garnering multiple Emmy and BDA awards. He turned his artistic talents to zombies when he started thinking about the comedic qualities that would live on in a living dead world:

"The origin of Zomics: While camping with my wife and kids we stared discussing what life would be like if there really were zombies. We decided that it would be a little scary, a little gross and a lot of funny. This was the birth of the single panel zombie comic strip, or ZOMICS for short."

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Ghostly Voices Haunt our Exclusive Clip from THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY https://dailydead.com/ghostly-voices-haunt-our-exclusive-clip-from-the-devils-doorway/ https://dailydead.com/ghostly-voices-haunt-our-exclusive-clip-from-the-devils-doorway/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:21:24 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=234925 Featuring a vintage 16mm filming style and a 1960 Irish convent backdrop, The Devil's Doorway is a unique entry in the found footage subgenre (check here to read Heather Wixson's interview with director Aislinn Clarke about the making of the movie), and with the horror film out today in select theaters and on VOD platforms […]

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Featuring a vintage 16mm filming style and a 1960 Irish convent backdrop, The Devil's Doorway is a unique entry in the found footage subgenre (check here to read Heather Wixson's interview with director Aislinn Clarke about the making of the movie), and with the horror film out today in select theaters and on VOD platforms from IFC Midnight, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

Descend into a creepy basement in our exclusive clip below, and keep an eye out for The Devil's Doorway this weekend (and beyond) from IFC Midnight!

Directed by Aislinn Clarke, The Devil's Doorway stars Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen, and Lauren Coe:

"What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran Flynn) are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle—a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood—at a remote Catholic asylum for “immoral” women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism, and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here—but they are not the doing of God. Inspired by the infamous true histories of Magdalene Laundries—in which “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church—this found footage occult shocker is a chilling encounter with unspeakable evil."

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Focus Features Announces Start of Production on Jim Jarmusch’s Zombie Comedy THE DEAD DON’T DIE, Co-Starring Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray & Adam Driver https://dailydead.com/focus-features-announces-start-of-production-on-jim-jarmuschs-zombie-comedy-the-dead-dont-die-co-starring-tilda-swinton-bill-murray-adam-driver/ https://dailydead.com/focus-features-announces-start-of-production-on-jim-jarmuschs-zombie-comedy-the-dead-dont-die-co-starring-tilda-swinton-bill-murray-adam-driver/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:50:23 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=234921 After taking a unique storytelling angle on vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch is now turning his attention to zombies in The Dead Don't Die, which just began production with Focus Features and a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Adam Driver: Press Release: NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2018 – Jim […]

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After taking a unique storytelling angle on vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch is now turning his attention to zombies in The Dead Don't Die, which just began production with Focus Features and a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Adam Driver:

Press Release: NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2018 – Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is underway in production with Focus Features. This is the writer-director’s third film with Focus having previously made Broken Flowers (2005) and The Limits of Control (2009) together. Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan will produce.

The cast is led by many past Jarmusch collaborators including Academy-Award® nominee Bill Murray (Broken Flowers), Adam Driver (Paterson), Academy-Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Broken Flowers), Academy-Award® winner Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive, Broken Flowers), Steve Buscemi (Mystery Train), as well as Selena Gomez in her first Jarmusch feature.

Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. The filmmakers are represented by ICM Partners and Frankfurt Kurnit.

About Focus Features

Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers. Current and upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Jason Reitman’s new comedy Tully, starring Charlize Theron and written by Diablo Cody; Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, director Morgan Neville’s documentary on Mister Rogers; Lenny Abrahamson’s atmospheric thriller The Little Stranger; Joel Edgerton’s coming-of-age and coming-out drama Boy Erased, about a boy’s true-life experience at a conversion therapy program, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe; Mary, Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I; On the Basis of Sex, the real-life drama of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg staring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer; Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s directorial debut Mustang; and Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman.

Focus is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical,

home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet- based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

For more information please visit www.focusfeatures.com

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