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In Season 2, Episode 4, the Splathouse podcast team return to Jerusalem's Lot for a look back at A Return to Salem's Lot. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Blu-ray and DVD release details for Leatherface, a Comet TV November Freaky Feast Pack contest, an open call for submissions for the 2018 Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the short film No Laughing Matter: Tears of a Clown, and Johnny Z Indiegogo details.

New Episode Released for Splathouse Podcast: "From Splathouse: “Season 2 continues with episode 4, in which we return to (dun, dun, dun) Jerusalem's Lot!

Our special guest this week is film twitter's "funner and crazier cousin, big screen twitter", Ms. Lexy Myranda! (@lexy_myranda). Lexy drops by to chat about Larry Cohen's wacky 1987 comedy-horror film as well as TWILIGHT, BUFFY, and the driving skills of Mr. Samuel Fuller.

Johnny Utah (@terrell_splat) again joins us on the panel as we talk nazis, vampires, puritans, bibles, cows, MANIAC COPS, Michael Moriarity, Sam Fuller, Tara Reid, and shitty sons.

Sarah Jane (@fookthis) brings her amazing recommendations, that beautiful maned man MR. TOM NIX drops by for his pics...Also, Russ squashed a tape under the door to Sarah's apartment and we're all a little freaked out...Jim and Mike audition for Mr. Fuller's role and Joe got so high he sent the wrong the audio over and will return in two weeks for the next episode (VERY NATE DOGG VOICE: Smoke weed every day)!

Visit us online at www.splathouse.com for news, pics, and videos from our shows.

We will be back in two weeks with an episode dedicated to THE BEES (1978)!”

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Leatherface Home Media Release Details: Press Release: Press Release: “The origins of the infamous Texas Chain Saw Massacre are finally revealed when LEATHERFACE arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital December 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Street Date: 12/19/17
Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $21.99
DVD SRP: $19.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The origins of the infamous Texas Chain Saw Massacre are finally revealed when Leatherface arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital December 19 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Starring Stephen Dorff as a vengeful Texas sheriff and Lili Taylor as the Sawyer family matriarch, the legendary monster gets his mask after three asylum inmates escape and leave a blood-soaked trail. From French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), the Leatherface Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with never-before-seen special features, including deleted scenes, an alternate beginning, and an alternate ending, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead.  Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates.  Pursued by authorities, including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Behind the Bloody Mask: Making Leatherface” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

o   Alternate Opening
o   “Betty”
o   “Clothes”
o   “The Pit”
o   “Trailer Confession”
o   Alternate Ending

CAST
Steven Dorff   Blade Franchise, The Iceman
Lili Taylor   The Conjuring, “Hemlock Grove,” “American Crime”

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: Leatherface © 2017 LF2 Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Genre: Horror
Closed Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 88 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio TM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital”

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Comet TV's November Contest: "November is here and what better time to think about friends, family, and feasts? This month COMET TV is dishing out all kinds of supernatural goodness!

The Friday Night Movies feature Cowboys VS Dinosaurs and Vampires! Who knew Cowboys could kick the undead’s butt as well as prehistoric reptiles? Then we have the Jeff Bridges classic Starman and head into Deep Space!

There are also classics like Teen Wolf, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and each week on COMET TV there’s a different theme! Vampires! Ghosts! Werewolves! Oh, My!

On Thanksgiving Day, COMET TV has The Freaky Feast Movie Marathon featuring Superbeast, The Incredible Melting Man, Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, The Video Dead, The Beast Within and Creature. Tune in for perfect pass-the-cranberry-sauce scenery.

And we want to give you the opportunity to have a Freaky Feast of your own all month long! The COMET TV November Freaky Feast Pack is perfect for a Horror-iffic gathering!

Prize Details: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive (1) prize pack from COMET, including:

  • (1) Limited Edition Teen Wolf T-shirt: Get ready to Howl! This shirt sports the classic Teen Wolf logo on the front and is perfect for letting your inner freak fly. Whether you’re playing basketball or just letting your beard grow in, we got you covered! Literally, I mean… It’s a shirt. Hello!
  • (2) Limited Edition COMET TV Condiment Bottles: How can you have a feast without the accouterments? These condiment bottles are just the thing for adding that secret sauce at any Freaky Feast!
  • (8) COMET TV Table Place cards: Haven’t you always wanted to tell your friends, “You’re a beast!” Now you have a chance, in a nice subtle way. These place cards are perfect for that elegant classy touch at your next Freaky Feast. Featuring aliens, robots, and more!
  • (1) COMET TV Collectable Card: You’ll get one of four collectible COMET TV cards featuring Teen Wolf, Once Bitten and more.
  • BUT… You can’t have a feast without candy! You’ll also get an assortment of gummy brains, hearts, livers as well as some candy blood bags and even a wax fang or two!

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

  1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/
  1. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “COMET November Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01 am EST on November 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method, per household, will be accepted."

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2018 Open Call for Submissions: Press Release: "MIAMI, FL – Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the largest genre film event in Southeast US, is excited to announce that submissions are now open for the fourth edition of the critically acclaimed Festival, occurring August 10-16, 2018.

The early bird deadline to submit genre features and shorts is December 31, 2017, and the final deadline to submit for programming consideration is June 8, 2018. For full submissions details, deadlines, and costs visit Popcorn Frights Film Festival at FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, or the official Popcorn Frights website at popcornfrights.com.

Located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Popcorn Frights Film Festival is Florida's leading genre film festival showcasing features and shorts by filmmakers from around the world to an audience of horror lovers and filmmakers, industry, and journalists. Amongst others, Graham Skipper, Joe Lynch, Greg McLean, Colin Minihan, Lucky McKee, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Trent Haaga, Mickey Keating, and Darren Lynn Bousman have premiered their films at the critically acclaimed annual event.

The Festival welcomes submissions of all forms of international and independent cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, action, cult, and documentary films, both short form and feature-length.

Stay on top of all the latest news and announcements by following @PopcornFrights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and checking out popcornfrights.com"

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No Laughing Matter: Tears of a Clown Short Film: "After the success of "It' and other horror movies, clowns' reputations have been damaged causing them to lose work and worse. This documentary follows real-life clowns and their struggle in society.

Featuring: "Bingo", "Bubbles", "JoJo", "Buttercup", and "Pickles"

Directed by E-Kan Soong
Produced by Nathan Ray Clark and E-Kan Soong

www.facebook.com/clowntearsfilm"

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Johnny Z Indiegogo Campaign Details: From Indiegogo Campaign for Johnny Z: "Johnny Z is a horror-action feature film about a half human, half zombie named Johnny who, under the guidance of a martial arts master seeks vengeance on the evil corporation that created him. It’s “Land of the Dead” meets “The Raid.”

First off I want to personally thank you for checking out our page-I’m Jonathan Straiton writer/director of the award-winning horror comedy Night of Something Strange. I’m super excited to launch our first crowdfunding campaign for our new horror action epic Johnny Z. We've partnered with Black Mandala (Inbred, What the Waters Left Behind) who will be overseeing worldwide distribution for the film. Together we have contributed 15k of our own money and now seek your help for the additional 15k for production costs in exchange for EXCLUSIVE perks you will NOT be able to get anywhere else, EVER again!"

To learn more about Johnny Z, visit the film's official Indiegogo campaign."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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