Daily Dead https://dailydead.com/ - Zombies and Horror News, Reviews, Features, Videos, and Interviews. Tue, 31 Jan 2023 03:36:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 Exclusive Character Poster and Clip Invite You to “See What Angela Bocuzzi Saw” in THE OUTWATERS, Coming to Theaters on February 9th https://dailydead.com/exclusive-character-poster-and-clip-invite-you-to-see-what-angela-bocuzzi-saw-in-the-outwaters-coming-to-theaters-on-february-9th/ https://dailydead.com/exclusive-character-poster-and-clip-invite-you-to-see-what-angela-bocuzzi-saw-in-the-outwaters-coming-to-theaters-on-february-9th/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2023 18:41:25 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295170 In her Chattanooga Film Festival review, Michelle Swope wrote that Robbie Banfitch's The Outwaters is an "...unsettling, frightfully blood-splattered found footage film..." and beginning on February 9th, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting will bring the otherworldly horrors of The Outwaters to theaters, followed by an eventual streaming release on Screambox! Ahead of the film's anticipated theatrical release, […]

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In her Chattanooga Film Festival review, Michelle Swope wrote that Robbie Banfitch's The Outwaters is an "...unsettling, frightfully blood-splattered found footage film..." and beginning on February 9th, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting will bring the otherworldly horrors of The Outwaters to theaters, followed by an eventual streaming release on Screambox!

Ahead of the film's anticipated theatrical release, we've been provided with an exclusive character poster and clip from The Outwaters, inviting Daily Dead readers to "see what Angela Bocuzzi saw."

You can check out our exclusive clip and character poster below, and we also have the official press release with more details on The Outwaters:

A throwback to the early days of the found footage genre, The Outwaters will open in select theaters beginning February 9 from Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting. Following its theatrical run, it will stream exclusively on Screambox.

Memory cards unearthed in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert tell the story of four travelers who vanished during a sun-drenched camping trip. One night, everything changes when the foursome is sent on a mind-bending voyage of unrelenting terror into a world of darkness that no human was ever meant to see.

The new trailer builds on the buzz for the visceral film, which began with an award-winning festival run — where it was hailed as one of the scariest movies of the year — and continued with its teaser trailer debuting in theaters with Terrifier 2.

Drawing comparisons to The Blair Witch Project and Skinamarink, writer-director Robbie Banfitch takes viewers on a descent into madness. "It's been a longtime dream to make a scary movie," says Banfitch. “I'm grateful that people will have a chance to watch The Outwaters on the silver screen. Because we need that. All of us. Somehow, terror feels good in a place like this."

The Outwaters stars Banfitch, Angela Basolis, Michelle May, Scott Schamell, and Leslie Ann Banfitch and features original music by Salem Belladonna. It's produced by Beau J. Genot and Banfitch with Robert Abramoff serving as executive producer.

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Watch the Trailer for THE BOOGEYMAN, Based on the Short Story by Stephen King https://dailydead.com/watch-the-trailer-for-the-boogeyman-based-on-the-short-story-by-stephen-king/ https://dailydead.com/watch-the-trailer-for-the-boogeyman-based-on-the-short-story-by-stephen-king/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2023 17:31:46 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295165 One of the most eerie short stories in Stephen King's Night Shift collection, "The Boogeyman" is coming to life on the big screen in a new adaptation from director Rob Savage and screenwriters Scott Beck & Bryan Woods and Mark Heyman, and we now have a look at the official trailer and poster ahead of […]

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One of the most eerie short stories in Stephen King's Night Shift collection, "The Boogeyman" is coming to life on the big screen in a new adaptation from director Rob Savage and screenwriters Scott Beck & Bryan Woods and Mark Heyman, and we now have a look at the official trailer and poster ahead of its June 2nd release!

20th Century Studios and 21 Laps present “The Boogeyman,” a horror-thriller from the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, which opens June 2, 2023, in theaters nationwide. High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren’t getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.

“The Boogeyman,” directed by Rob Savage (“Host”) with a screenplay by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (“A Quiet Place”) and Mark Heyman (“Black Swan”), based upon the short story by Stephen King, stars Sophie Thatcher (“Yellowjackets”), Chris Messina (“Birds of Prey”), Vivien Lyra Blair (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”), Marin Ireland (“The Umbrella Academy”), Madison Hu (“Bizaardvark”), LisaGay Hamilton (“Vice”), and David Dastmalchian (“Dune”). The producers are Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things”), Dan Levine (“Arrival”), and Dan Cohen (“The Adam Project”), with Emily Morris (“Rosaline”), John H. Starke (“Sicario”), Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, Adam Kolbrenner (“The Tomorrow War”), Ryan Cunningham, and Robin Meisinger serving as executive producers.

“The Boogeyman” opens in theaters nationwide June 2, 2023.

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Sundance 2023 Review: Laura Moss’ BIRTH/REBIRTH is a Stunning Modern Take on the Classic Frankenstein Story https://dailydead.com/sundance-2023-review-laura-moss-birth-rebirth-is-a-stunning-modern-take-on-the-classic-frankenstein-story/ https://dailydead.com/sundance-2023-review-laura-moss-birth-rebirth-is-a-stunning-modern-take-on-the-classic-frankenstein-story/#respond Sun, 29 Jan 2023 20:24:56 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295160 It’s been over 100 years since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was released, so it’s fascinating to see how different storytellers have approached her material to try and add their own clever twists to the timeless story. The latest take on Shelley’s classic novel is from Laura Moss, whose film birth/rebirth examines the themes at play in […]

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It’s been over 100 years since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was released, so it’s fascinating to see how different storytellers have approached her material to try and add their own clever twists to the timeless story. The latest take on Shelley’s classic novel is from Laura Moss, whose film birth/rebirth examines the themes at play in Shelley’s book but also incorporates an explicitly maternal take on the material, resulting in a haunting, fascinating, and wholly unique tale of biological horror.

In birth/rebirth, we’re introduced to Celie (Judy Reyes), an OB nurse who specializes in being supportive to expecting mothers and helping them through the pregnancy process. Celie herself is a single mother doing her best to raise her daughter Lila (A.J. Lister) in a loving environment. Out of the blue, Lila contracts and succumbs to a case of bacterial meningitis, leaving her in the care of the awkward pathologist Dr. Rose Casper (Marin Ireland), who is tasked with processing the young girl’s body post-mortem. But in her spare time, Rose has been working on a side project that brings the dead back to life, and in Lila, Dr. Casper sees the perfect candidate for medical resurrection.

Once Celie gets word that her daughter’s body has gone missing, she is determined to find Lila at all costs, but she is wholly unprepared for the “miracle” Rose presents her with. From there, the two women form an unlikely alliance because of their common goal: keeping the revivified Lila alive, and doing so at any cost.

As mentioned, with birth/rebirth, Laura Moss’ fascinating feature debut infuses Frankenstein with elements of the modern world of motherhood. But what’s great about the script which Moss co-wrote with Brendan J. O’Brien is that the story isn’t just playing out the traditional dynamics of mother and child here. We see through the character of Rose how malleable the role of mother can be and how our work can sometimes affect how those roles play out with our own social dynamics in this world. Some of birth/rebirth is focused on things like IVF and artificial insemination, and it was nice to see these avenues towards motherhood validated in some ways by O’Brien and Moss’ story by just treating them as typical means of becoming a parent (which is something that spoke to me personally).

I also think that there's something really interesting about the science at play in birth/rebirth and the way that Laura presents these aspects of the story here is utterly fascinating since some of the stuff that gets explored here feels completely unique (I don’t want to say too much just because it pertains directly to some of the plot). Beyond that, I also think it’s really damn cool to have a mad scientist-centered story led by two women who have two very different forces driving them towards this common goal, and it’s science that brings them together. I do also feel like it's interesting how, in this day and age, when we think about medicine and how far things can take us, that line of what's acceptable is continuously getting pushed and pushed and birth/rebirth does a great job of holding a mirror up to that and asking us, the viewers, how far would you go? birth/rebirth may not necessarily provide us with the answers, but I don’t think it’s meant to, which is why it’s a film that has been on my mind for over a week now since I first watched it.

As far as the performances in birth/rebirth go, Marin plays Rose in a way that is so beautifully unconventional here, that even though we've seen scientists who are antisocial where they don't typically connect with others in a way that most of us do, it feels like there's a method to her approach that parlays perfectly into the themes of birth/rebirth. As someone who was such a huge fan of her work on Scrubs, I absolutely adored Judy Reyes’ performance in this as well, and I loved how she has the opportunity to really step into the spotlight here in ways we haven't seen before. Reyes’ character, Celie, provides birth/rebirth with the emotional anchor that the otherwise clinically-driven story truly needs, and there are so many moments in this movie where she's wearing all the emotion on her face, and we get a sense of the pain and turmoil Celie is feeling without Reyes even having to say a word.

While I do wish that birth/rebirth had pushed the “Monkey’s Paw” aspects of its story just a bit further than it does, Moss does a fantastic job with her debut feature that delivers up some new perspectives on a tried-and-true story that is so familiar and recognizable, especially to us genre fans. But to me, birth/rebirth is demonstrative of what the Sundance Midnighters slate is all about: creating compelling stories with unique characters, pushing boundaries, and leaving viewers with much to ponder afterward, and Moss demonstrates here just how well-equipped she is as a filmmaker to achieve all of that and so much more.

Movie Score: 4/5

[Photo Credit: Above photo courtesy of Chananun Chotrungroj / Sundance Institute.]

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Video Interview: Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård Talk INFINITY POOL https://dailydead.com/video-interview-mia-goth-and-alexander-skarsgard-talk-infinity-pool/ https://dailydead.com/video-interview-mia-goth-and-alexander-skarsgard-talk-infinity-pool/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2023 23:46:53 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295155 Arriving in theaters today is Infinity Pool, the latest twisted masterpiece from Brandon Cronenberg (you can read this writer’s review HERE). Starring Mia Goth, Alexander Skarsgård, Cleopatra Coleman, and Thomas Kretschmann, Infinity Pool introduces viewers to a world without consequences, where you can create a clone in your place that will take responsibility for any […]

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Arriving in theaters today is Infinity Pool, the latest twisted masterpiece from Brandon Cronenberg (you can read this writer’s review HERE). Starring Mia Goth, Alexander Skarsgård, Cleopatra Coleman, and Thomas Kretschmann, Infinity Pool introduces viewers to a world without consequences, where you can create a clone in your place that will take responsibility for any of your misdeeds and be subject to punishment, including death. A brutally unapologetic examination of hedonism, perversity, and identity, Infinity Pool is a must-see experience for all genre fans, regardless of how you end up feeling about the film afterward.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to chat briefly with both Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård about their involvement with Infinity Pool, and the duo discussed what challenges excited them the most coming into the project. Check out our video interview with Skarsgård and Goth below, and be sure to see Infinity Pool now that it’s in theaters everywhere, courtesy of NEON.

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Nominations for Fangoria’s 2023 Chainsaw Awards Include PEARL, NOPE, and CHUCKY https://dailydead.com/nominations-for-fangorias-2023-chainsaw-awards-include-pearl-nope-and-chucky/ https://dailydead.com/nominations-for-fangorias-2023-chainsaw-awards-include-pearl-nope-and-chucky/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2023 23:19:12 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295148 It's that time of year again for Fangoria's anticipated Chainsaw Award nominations for horror movies and terrifying television, and we have a look at the full list of nominations, including Ti West's Pearl, Jordan Peele's Nope (leading with 10 nominations), and the second season of Don Mancini's Chucky TV series: Press Release: FANGORIA and FANGORIA […]

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It's that time of year again for Fangoria's anticipated Chainsaw Award nominations for horror movies and terrifying television, and we have a look at the full list of nominations, including Ti West's Pearl, Jordan Peele's Nope (leading with 10 nominations), and the second season of Don Mancini's Chucky TV series:

Press Release: FANGORIA and FANGORIA Studios have released their 2023 Chainsaw Award nominations, which recognizes outstanding achievements in horror film and television. Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in the horror genre, with past recipients including Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Hopkins, and Elisabeth Moss.

“Nope,” written and directed by Jordan Peele, leads the pack with ten nominations including Best Wide Release Movie and Best Director. Other nominees include “Barbarian,” “Pearl,” “Hellraiser,” “Chucky” and “Yellowjackets.” FANGORIA has also introduced two new categories this year: Best Short and Best Cinematography.

Editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Phil Nobile Jr. states, “We shouldn’t be surprised at the lack of love horror received from mainstream awards this year, but 2022 was an embarrassment of riches for the horror fan, and to see none of it nominated by the bigger institutions was a bit of a shock. As ever, FANGORIA is happy to pick up the slack.

“The genre excellence on display in 2022 encompasses veterans and new voices, productions of all sizes, and every color of the dark. The competition this year is going to be a bloodbath.”

To vote for your favorite nominees, visit here. Details on the award ceremony and where you can watch will be announced at a later date.

VOTE NOW: https://fangoria.com/vote

Full list of nominees:

BEST WIDE RELEASE MOVIE:

“Barbarian”

“The Black Phone”

“Nope”

“Pearl”

“X”

BEST LIMITED-RELEASE MOVIE:

“Orphan: First Kill”

“Resurrection”

“Something in the Dirt”

“Terrifier 2”

“Mad God”

BEST STREAMING PREMIERE MOVIE:

“Fresh”

“Hellbender”

“Hellraiser”

“Prey”

“A Wounded Fawn”

BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE:

“Hatching”

“The Innocents”

“Piggy”

“Saloum”

“Speak No Evil”

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE:

Anna Diop, “Nanny”

Isabelle Fuhrman, “Orphan: First Kill”

Mia Goth, “Pearl”

Rebecca Hall, “Resurrection”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Nope”

Amber Midthunder, “Prey”

Maika Monroe, “Watcher”

Keke Palmer, “Nope”

Josh Ruben, “A Wounded Fawn”

Taylor Russell, “Bones and All”

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE:

Jamie Clayton, “Hellraiser”

Ethan Hawke, “The Black Phone”

Justin Long, “Barbarian”

Madeleine McGraw, “The Black Phone”

Jenna Ortega, “Scream”

Mark Rylance, “Bones and All”

Rachel Sennott, “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

Brittany Snow, “X”

Kristen Stewart, “Crimes of the Future”

Steven Yeun, “Nope”

BEST DIRECTOR:

Zach Cregger, “Barbarian”

David Cronenberg, “Crimes of the Future”

Chloe Okuno, “Watcher”

Jordan Peele, “Nope”

Ti West, “X”

BEST SCREENPLAY:

C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, “The Black Phone”

Zach Cregger, “Barbarian”

Mia Goth and Ti West, “Pearl”

Jordan Peele, “Nope”

Seth Reiss and Will Tracy, “The Menu”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Ksusha Genenfeld, “A Wounded Fawn”

Rob Hardy, “Men”

Eliot Rockett, “Pearl”

Eliot Rockett, “X”

Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Nope”

BEST SCORE:

Michael Abels, “Nope”

Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, “Men”

Tyler Bates and Tim Williams, “Pearl”

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies, “Halloween Ends”

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “Bones and All”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Alex Bovaird, “Nope”

Stephanie Portnoy Porter, “Prey”

András Dániel Tóth and Godena-Juhász Attila, “The Munsters”

Mayou Trikerioti, “Crimes of the Future”

Malgosia Turzanska, “Pearl”

BEST MAKEUP FX:

Alexandra Anger and Monica Pavez/Black Spot FX, “Crimes of the Future”

Lyudmil Ivanov, “Barbarian”

Damien Leone, “Terrifier 2”

Josh & Sierra Russell/RussellFX, “Hellraiser”

Kevin Wasner/WETA, “X”

BEST CREATURE FX:

Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., “Prey”

Gustav Hoegen, “Hatching”

Troy Larson, Patrick Magee, Mark Villalobos, “V/H/S/99”

John Nolan, “Jurassic World Dominion”

Guillaume Rocheron/MPC, “Nope”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

“The Found Footage Phenomenon”

“In Search of Darknesss: Part III”

“Life with Chucky”

“Pennywise: The Story of IT”

“This is Gwar”

BEST NON-FICTION SERIES OR MINISERIES:

“101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time”

“Cursed Films II”

“Dragula: Titans”

“Joe Bob’s Ghoultide Get-Together”

“Queer for Fear”

BEST SERIES:

“Cabinet of Curiosities”

“Chucky”

“Stranger Things”

“What We Do in the Shadows”

“Yellowjackets”

BEST SHORT:

“Blink”

“Close Your Eyes”

“Guts”

“Meat Friend”

“O, Glory!”

About FANGORIA:

Since 1979, FANGORIA has lived up to its moniker as “First In Fright,” growing across the decades to become one of the most influential horror brands in the genre. At one point the only place on newsstands where fans could read about the world of contemporary horror, today FANGORIA has adapted to a world it helped create – into a multimedia platform company, spanning across print, digital, studio (film and television), podcasts, merchandise and more. Under publishers Tara Ansley and Abhi Goel, the brand is expanding from the page into the digital space as an iconic genre media destination, with the website and magazine headed by Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr., Digital Editor Angel Melanson, and Creative Director Jason Kauzlarich.

FANGORIA’s current mission is to honor its legacy through expansion into original film and television under the brand’s newly launched production arm, FANGORIA Studios, led by SVP of Film and Television Armen Aghaeian. FANGORIA Studios will develop and produce film, television and podcasts using the iconic FANGORIA, STARLOG and GOREZONE brands.

Now in its fourth decade, Fango celebrates a massive and diverse community of creators and fans, and is at the forefront of the current moment of celebrating genre as a legitimate entertainment space – one where all are welcome. When it comes to horror, everyone screams in the same language.

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Listen to Scott and Derek Talk M3GAN Spoilers, Clay McLeod Chapman’s GHOST EATERS, and Paul Tremblay’s THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD on a New Episode of CORPSE CLUB https://dailydead.com/listen-to-scott-and-derek-talk-m3gan-spoilers-clay-mcleod-chapmans-ghost-eaters-and-paul-tremblays-the-cabin-at-the-end-of-the-world-on-a-new-episode-of-corpse-club/ https://dailydead.com/listen-to-scott-and-derek-talk-m3gan-spoilers-clay-mcleod-chapmans-ghost-eaters-and-paul-tremblays-the-cabin-at-the-end-of-the-world-on-a-new-episode-of-corpse-club/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2023 20:31:55 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295133 On this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, co-hosts Scott Drebit and Derek Anderson have a spoiler-filled conversation about M3GAN, and they also discuss what they've been reading lately, including Clay McLeod Chapman’s Ghost Eaters and Paul Tremblay's The Cabin at the End of the World. Looking for more scary good Corpse Club content? Be […]

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On this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, co-hosts Scott Drebit and Derek Anderson have a spoiler-filled conversation about M3GAN, and they also discuss what they've been reading lately, including Clay McLeod Chapman’s Ghost Eaters and Paul Tremblay's The Cabin at the End of the World.

Looking for more scary good Corpse Club content? Be sure to check out our Corpse Club website and memberships. Not only can you view past episodes, but you can also sign up to be an official Corpse Club member to enjoy a wide range of rewards, including a shirt and pin that are to die for, access to bonus content, and the ability to suggest an episode topic!

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New CHILDREN OF THE CORN Movie Heading to Theaters on March 3rd and On Demand and Digital on March 21st https://dailydead.com/new-children-of-the-corn-movie-heading-to-theaters-on-march-3rd-and-on-demand-and-digital-on-march-21st/ https://dailydead.com/new-children-of-the-corn-movie-heading-to-theaters-on-march-3rd-and-on-demand-and-digital-on-march-21st/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2023 19:43:09 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295143 An adaptation of what I still believe to be one of the creepiest and genuinely unnerving short stories Stephen King ever wrote, the latest Children of the Corn movie (the eleventh overall in the film franchise) has been acquired by RLJE Films and Shudder, and the film is slated for a March 3rd theatrical release, […]

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An adaptation of what I still believe to be one of the creepiest and genuinely unnerving short stories Stephen King ever wrote, the latest Children of the Corn movie (the eleventh overall in the film franchise) has been acquired by RLJE Films and Shudder, and the film is slated for a March 3rd theatrical release, followed by an On Demand and Digital release on March 21st:

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2023 — RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, have partnered to acquire the horror film CHILDREN OF THE CORN from writer/director Kurt Wimmer (Ultraviolet). Based upon the short story “Children of the Corn” by Stephen King, the film stars Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kate Moyer (“Station Eleven”), Callan Mulvey (The Gray Man) and Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior). The film will be in released In Theaters March 3, 2023 and on Demand and Digital March 21, 2023.

“We’re thrilled to work with Kurt Wimmer and bring his vision of this classic Stephen King story to new audiences,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films.

In CHILDREN OF THE CORN, possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, a twelve-year-old girl in Nebraska recruits the other children in her small town to go on a bloody rampage and kill all the adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan is the town’s only hope of survival.

CHILDREN OF THE CORN, executive produced by award-winning digital production house Digital Domain. Produced by Lucas Foster (Morbius), Doug Barry (FML), and John Baldecchi (Point Break). The film’s digital visual effects were all produced in-house by Digital Domain.

Ward and Betsy Rodgers from RLJE Films negotiated the deal with Lucas Foster and Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain, on behalf of the filmmakers.

ABOUT RLJE FILMS

RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include Kids Vs. Aliens from co-writer/director Jason Eisener; Christmas With The Campbells from producers Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley; and writer/director Tim Sutton’s Taurus, starring Colson Baker and Maddie Hassan and featuring music by Machine Gun Kelly.

ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.

ABOUT AMC NETWORKS

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.

About Digital Domain

Digital Domain Holdings Limited (“Digital Domain”) is the pioneer of creating transportive experiences. Throughout the last 30 years, Digital Domain has grown to lead the visual effects industry, expanding globally the arm of virtual humans and visualization. Digital Domain’s rich legacy consists of hundreds of feature films and episodes, thousands of advertisings, game cinematics and experimental immersive experiences. A creative force in cutting-edge technologies, Digital Domain has brought exceptional artistry to Academy Award-winning blockbusters of Titanic, What Dreams May Come and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Marvel Cinematic Universe titles crushed all time worldwide box office, such as Avengers franchise, and Stranger Things made a splash with Season IV.

As the first independent visual effects studio to successfully enter Greater China, Digital Domain has further paved the way towards virtual race since 2016. Leaning into technologies of artificial intelligence and virtual reality allows Digital Domain to create photorealistic and emotionally expressive virtual humans, all in real time, as well as provides an advanced medium for human-computer and human-human interactions in diverse virtual scenarios. Digital Domain Holdings Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock code: 547). Digital Domain has ten locations including Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai and Hyderabad.

Digital Domain Official Website – WWW.DIGITALDOMAIN.COM

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THE LAST OF US Renewed for Second Season by HBO https://dailydead.com/the-last-of-us-renewed-for-second-season-by-hbo/ https://dailydead.com/the-last-of-us-renewed-for-second-season-by-hbo/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2023 19:11:44 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295141 As someone who just finished playing The Last of Us video game for the first time, it's been an absolute thrill to jump right into the series adaptation, and I'm so excited that HBO has now renewed the adaptation for a second season! Below, we have the official press release with more information about the […]

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As someone who just finished playing The Last of Us video game for the first time, it's been an absolute thrill to jump right into the series adaptation, and I'm so excited that HBO has now renewed the adaptation for a second season!

Below, we have the official press release with more information about the season 2 announcement, and in case you missed it, read Kyle Lemmon's review of The Last of Us!

Press Release: HBO drama THE LAST OF US has been renewed for a second season. The series from co-creators Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning “The Last of Us” franchise and Naughty Dog Co-President) marks HBO’s second largest debut, behind only “House of the Dragon.” Episode 1 has now surpassed 22 million viewers domestically, up nearly 5x from its premiere night audience.

Episode 2 of THE LAST OF US tallied 5.7 million viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts in the U.S. Sunday night, based on Nielsen and first party data, adding more than 1 million new viewers vs. the series premiere. This 22% jump marks the largest week two audience growth for any HBO Original Drama Series in the history of the network.

THE LAST OF US was also a hit on social media, with the series trending #1 both in the U.S. and worldwide on Twitter during its series debut. To date, season one teasers and trailers have amassed more than 100 million views globally. Additionally, the first episode of the series’ companion podcast hit #1 on the Apple Podcast US charts across all genres within 48 hours of its release.

“Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the rest of our phenomenal cast and crew, have defined a genre with their masterful debut season of ‘The Last of Us,’” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. “After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I can't wait to watch this team outshine themselves again with season two.”

“I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” said executive producer Neil Druckmann. “Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”

“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,” said executive producer Craig Mazin. “The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in."

THE LAST OF US takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.

With a 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, THE LAST OF US has been declared “HBO’s next big hit” by Rolling Stone, with Variety noting, “one sees the near future in which the show winds up among television’s best.” IndieWire declared the new series “better than every video game adaptation that comes to mind,” with IGN hailing it as “a brilliant retelling of one of video games’ most beloved stories” and adding that it “delivers an enriching show for fans of the PlayStation hit, while also managing to stay welcomingly thrilling to newcomers.” CNN called the storytelling “absolutely fearless and unflinching, creating horrifying scenarios and moments that can be alternately touching and utterly tragic.”

New episodes of the series debut Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and are available to stream on HBO Max, leading up to the finale on March 12. Starting today, the first episode of The Last of Us will be made available for free on HBOMax.com.  Fans can also tune in to The Last of Us Podcast, the series’ official companion podcast where host Troy Baker, who plays Joel in the video game, sits down with series creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for a scene-by-scene deep dive of each episode.

THE LAST OF US, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

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Watch the Trailer for Christopher Landon’s WE HAVE A GHOST, Starring David Harbour https://dailydead.com/watch-the-trailer-for-christopher-landons-we-have-a-ghost-starring-david-harbour/ https://dailydead.com/watch-the-trailer-for-christopher-landons-we-have-a-ghost-starring-david-harbour/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2023 20:25:11 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295126 Written and directed by Christopher Landon, based on Geoff Manaugh's short story "Ernest," and featuring a cast that includes David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie, We Have a Ghost will be released on Netflix on February 24th, and the official trailer for the horror comedy has arrived to […]

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Written and directed by Christopher Landon, based on Geoff Manaugh's short story "Ernest," and featuring a cast that includes David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie, We Have a Ghost will be released on Netflix on February 24th, and the official trailer for the horror comedy has arrived to "set your spirit free."

Release Date: Friday, February 24

Director: Christopher Landon

Writer: Christopher Landon

Producers: Marty Bowen for Temple Hill, Dan Halsted for Halsted Pictures

Executive Producers: Christopher Landon, Korey Budd, Geoff Manaugh, Isaac Klausner, John Fischer, Nathan Miller

Based on the short story “Ernest” by Geoff Manaugh.

Cast: David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie

Additional Cast: Faith Ford, Niles Fitch, Isabella Russo, Steve Coulter

Logline: Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin's family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest's past, they become a target of the CIA.

[Photo Credit: Above photo courtesy of Netflix © 2022.]

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Exclusive Preview: Check Out Interior Artwork from Archie Comics’ CHILLING ADVENTURES PRESENTS… POP’S CHOCK’LIT SHOPPE OF HORRORS https://dailydead.com/exclusive-preview-check-out-interior-artwork-from-archie-comics-chilling-adventures-presents-pops-chocklit-shoppe-of-horrors/ https://dailydead.com/exclusive-preview-check-out-interior-artwork-from-archie-comics-chilling-adventures-presents-pops-chocklit-shoppe-of-horrors/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2023 23:55:12 +0000 https://dailydead.com/?p=295102 If you've read Archie Comics or watched Riverdale, then you know that Pop Tate's Chock’lit Shoppe is the beating heart of "the town with pep," making it the perfect setting for Chilling Adventures Presents... Pop's Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors. A new anthology one-shot joining the ever-growing world of Archie Horror, Pop's Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors […]

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If you've read Archie Comics or watched Riverdale, then you know that Pop Tate's Chock’lit Shoppe is the beating heart of "the town with pep," making it the perfect setting for Chilling Adventures Presents... Pop's Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors. A new anthology one-shot joining the ever-growing world of Archie Horror, Pop's Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors will be released on March 22nd, and we're thrilled and chilled to exclusively reveal unlettered black-and-white interior artwork from the upcoming comic!

Below, you can check out the unlettered black-and-white interior artwork by Federico Sabbatini (for the story "Die and Dash," written by Amy Chase), Chris Panda (for the story "Night Shift," written by Ryan Cady), and Liana Kangas (for the story "Soylent Teen," written by Jordan Morris).

W also have some exclusive comments from the creative team behind Pop's Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors!

Here's what Ryan Cady had to say about writing "Night Shift":

“So much of being a horror writer is just distorting the ordinary culture around you, and in Riverdale, there's this kind of near-idyllic normalcy -- at least on the surface. But the catch-22 there is that everything's already kind of heightened; every little nightmare twist you make feels so amped up. I love it.”

Jordan Morris, the writer of "Soylent Teen," shared his excitement for working with artist Liana Kangas:

“I'm such a big fan of Liana's work. Not only can they do spooks and gore but the food they draw looks delicious as well! We hope to make our readers oscillate between hungry and nauseous (but in a fun way)!”

Liana Kangas discussed working on a killer story set at Pop Tate's Chock’lit Shoppe:

"Diners, Deaths and Disguises?! (Get it?) Working with Jordan Morris on a Pop-centric story is unlike anything else I've done in the Archie universe thus far--we had the KILLER opportunity to incorporate some iconic members of the Riverdale elite that was incredibly fun for me to draw--from main cast to, I'm calling it, one of your new favorites, you don't want to miss what we've COOKED up!"

Amy Chase talked about collaborating with artist Federico Sabbatini for "Die and Dash":

“Federico does fantastic character work, so much so that it's almost . . . dare I say fun to watch Nick and Sherry's date night fall apart. He really pushed the facial expressions and lighting on some of our dramatic close ups. And his take on Pop totally manages to feel like a lovable Riverdale figurehead and a complete evil mastermind all at the same time!”

And Vincent Lovallo, Archie Comics Art Director, celebrated the creative teams behind all three stories featured in Pop Tate's Chock’lit Shoppe:

“Federico Sabbatini made his incredible debut with Archie Horror in last year's WEIRDER MYSTERIES comic. Just like he did then, Federico pulled out all the stops for his story in POP'S CHOCK'LIT SHOPPE OF HORRORS, including gritty textures, ominous shadows, and Dutch angles to emphasize the foreboding feeling throughout. In collaboration with writer Amy Chase, Federico even got to work up new designs for previously dormant Archie characters Nick St. Clair and Sherry Thyme, a treat for long-time fans and a spooky introduction for new readers.”

“Chris Panda stepped up to the plate and delivered some of the most gut-wrenching and disturbing depictions of ‘people’ eating ‘food’ I've ever seen in 'Night Shift,' written by Ryan Cady. In addition to the grossness, Chris skillfully captured expressions of terror and unease, especially for fan-favorite character Kevin Keller who is the star of his story.”

“Rounding out this trio of terrifying tales is returning Archie Horror artist Liana Kangas, who successfully gave me nightmares with her first chilling contribution to the line in last year's THE RETURN OF CHILLING ADVENTURES IN SORCERY. Once again, Liana brought her trademark style to the forefront in 'Soylent Teen,' written by Jordan Morris, emphasizing the eerie atmosphere of Pop's diner with a fine line that echoes that uneasiness and a gritty texture to highlight the more intense scenarios. Liana also worked up unique fashions for featured characters Betty Cooper and Stacey Banks, giving them a standout look for this special spooky story!”

In case you missed it, Daily Dead and Archie Comics recently teamed up to launch "Archie's House of Horror," a new recurring column written by Jamie L. Rotante, Senior Director of Editorial at Archie Comics, and you can now read the first installment of the column!

Chilling Adventures Presents... Pop's Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors will be released on March 22nd! You can check out the unlettered black-and-white interior artwork below, and to learn more about all of the great releases coming from Archie Comics, be sure to visit their official website:

CHILLING ADVENTURES PRESENTS... POP’S CHOCK’LIT SHOPPE OF HORRORS (ONE-SHOT)

Pop Tate is the glue holding Riverdale together, whether everyone realizes or not. His Chock’lit Shoppe is the beating heart of the city, where everyone can stop in for a delicious bite and some safe haven—even the worst sorts. And not just the run-of-the-mill rapscallions who recently broke the jukebox. When a young Riverdale couple (Nick St. Clair and Sherry Thyme) attempt to dine and dash on the humble small business owner, they quickly discover the fryer grease isn’t the only heart-stopping thing about the Chock’lit Shoppe. From tales of mystery meat to the unnatural visitors that dine late at night, this anthology tells stories about the horrors that happen at Riverdale’s beloved malt shop—and how Pop Tate is at the center of it all, the most powerful figure in Riverdale providing haven to all sorts of terrors and underhanded villainy.

Script: Amy Chase, Jordan Morris, Ryan Cady
Art: Federico Sabbatini, Liana Kangas, Chris Panda
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 3/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Federico Sabbatini's Artwork for "Die and Dash":

Chris Panda's Artwork for "Night Shift":

Liana Kangas' Artwork for "Soylent Teen":

Main Cover Art by Adam Gorham:

Variant Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla:

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