He promised that he'd be back, and Space Goat Productions is making good on the T-800's promise with their official board game based on James Cameron's The Terminator, which is now available to pre-order. In today's Horror Highlights, we're also giving Daily Dead readers the chance to win a Camera Obscura soundtrack on vinyl, and we have details on Breaking Glass Pictures acquiring North American rights to Rift and information on how Scream Factory will be celebrating their fifth anniversary.

The Terminator: The Official Board Game: Press Release: "(June 14th, 2017 - Bellingham, WA) - Space Goat Productions has launched pre-orders for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game, based off of the iconic 1984 film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pre-orders will be available via Backerkit and will give consumers access to exclusive discounts for 30 days.

The original Terminator Kickstarter made almost 200% of its goal, and unlocked a number of stretch goals including foil printing, and loads of miniatures. For 30 days, fans who didn't pledge for the campaign can pre-order now and get access to Space Goat Exclusive products and discounts. Retailers can also still pre-order these items for their store if they email info@spacegoatproductions.com.

The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards, one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the Skynet machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator Endoskeletons, and new robots based on the classic 80's aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.

Pre-orders are available at https://terminator.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders and will only be available until July 13th."

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Camera Obscura Vinyl Soundtrack Contest: Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Camera Obscura vinyl soundtrack

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/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Camera Obscura Soundtrack Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on June 20th. 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.

"Chiller Films will be releasing CAMERA OBSCURA in Theaters on June 9th and on VOD / Digital HD on June 13th.

The CAMERA OBSCURA soundtrack composed by Steve Moore will be available on June 9th and available for pre-order on May 29th.

Steve Moore has composed for several horror films including Adam Wingard’s “Phase 1 Clinical Trials” vignette in V/H/S/2 as well as Wingard’s 2014 hit THE GUEST. Moore then went on to compose for the sci-fi horror film THE MIND’S EYE and 2016’s DON’T KNOCK TWICE.

He most recently composed the score for Joe Lynch’s SXSW favorite MAYHEM and Chiller Films’ CAMERA OBSCURA. He is also one-half of the internationally popular synth wave duo Zombi and guitarist for the progressive rock band Titan.

CAMERA OBSCURA stars Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), Nadja Bobyleva (“Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (SIREN, “Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye,” “Tales of Halloween”) and is the theatrical directing debut of Aaron B. Koontz.

Chiller Films will be releasing CAMERA OBSCURA in Theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13th."

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Scream Factory Celebrating 5th Anniversary: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory™, the horror brand that answered the call of fans for dream-worthy releases of the most crucial films in the genre (such as Halloween, Carrie, Child’s Play, The Return of the Living Dead, Mad Max, Army of Darkness, The Howling, The Amityville Horror and Black Christmas) as well as some of the deserving cult-favorites that might not have been made available otherwise (e.g. Cat People, Lifeforce and Tales from the Hood) is now celebrating its 5th anniversary!

To celebrate, Scream Factory™ is offering three limited-edition steelbook versions of John Carpenter classics Escape from New York, The Fog and They Live in August, and in addition, Scream Factory will be slashing prices this summer through a brand-wide sale, starting today, June 12.

Scream is also celebrating by hosting a special screening event titled 5 Nights of Fear, airing on Shout! Factory TV, presenting 5 nightly screenings of the cult favorite films Nightbreed, Bad Moon, The Exorcist III, Hellhole and Rabid. 5 Nights of Fear will air from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 each evening at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at ShoutFactoryTV.com and on Pluto TV Channel 512.

Additional exciting announcements regarding 5th Anniversary celebrations will be made throughout the year.
Launched in 2012, Scream Factory’s mission has been to deliver fans what they want most – titles that have been long unreleased or underserved that cater to collectors, served up with inconceivable detail – new and original art, extensive interviews, beautiful transfers, lost footage, and much more. Scream Factory has gained thousands of loyal and active followers by offering these consistently superb releases and super-serving fans with offers of collectibles, posters, and early shipping.

Five years later, with nearly 300 releases under its belt, the brand has also been the recipient of several Rondo, Reaper and Home Media Magazine Awards for their excellence in presentation. With love and detailed attention from its stewards, Senior Marketing Director Jeff Nelson and Blu-ray Producer Cliff MacMillan, Scream Factory has developed key relationships along the way, working closely with film legends like John Carpenter (Prince of Darkness, Assault on Precinct 13), Wes Craven (Deadly Blessing, Shocker, The People under the Stairs), John Waters (Serial Mom), Brian De Palma (Phantom of the Paradise), James Gunn (Slither), Clive Barker (Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions) and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Funhouse) to present their work in the best light possible.

While also becoming known for releasing classic slasher films like Sleepaway Camp, The Funhouse, Terror Train, Final Exam, The Burning, and The Slumber Party Massacre, to the lesser known films that had never received a prior proper home entertainment release, such as Without Warning, Blood and Lace and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Scream Factory has often tackled many complicated projects. Through an unprecedented partnership with Anchor Bay, Scream Factory was able to secure all 10 Halloween films, despite the rights being spread across multiple home entertainment studios, to release Halloween [The Complete Collection] – the first time all 10 Halloween films were packaged together. As icing on the cake, the deluxe edition was outfitted with several discs worth of extras.

Scream Factory has since continued to go to great lengths to issue other complex releases that otherwise may not have seen the light of day, including Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, and Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition], and The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition].

In 1990, Nightbreed was released theatrically nationwide. However, the movie studio edited the film extensively and several scenes were excised or rearranged – much to Clive Barker’s disappointment. Scream Factory, in conjunction with Warner Bros. and Morgan Creek, was able to find the long-thought-missing original film elements and combed through over 600 boxes to locate not only the lost scenes but a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage as well, for Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut. With lost footage meticulously restored, the result is not only a more faithful adaptation of Clive Barker’s book Cabal, but also what he originally intended Nightbreed to be. Barker spoke about the release, saying “This is film history and beyond my wildest dreams of realization. When Scream Factory told me that they found the Nightbreed film footage I was gob-smacked!”

Brian De Palma’s (Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise) thriller Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] was released by Scream Factory with a never-before-seen director’s cut of the film featuring scenes reordered as originally intended – a painstaking process that was years in the making. It was also loaded with impressive bonus features including new interviews with actors John Lithgow, Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris and editor Paul Hirsch.
William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] boasted the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut - a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion, along with a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. In speaking to the process of creating the director’s cut for this release, Blu-ray producer Cliff MacMillan explained “We conducted an exhaustive search through a pallet of film assets from the original shoot to re-create William Peter Blatty’s intended vision. Unfortunately, that footage has been lost to time. To that end, we turned to VHS tapes of the film’s dailies to assemble the director’s cut. However, even some of that footage was incomplete, so scenes from the theatrical re-shoot were used to fill in the gaps. The director’s cut is a composite of varying footage quality from the best available sources.”

Recently Scream Factory has delved into new films as well, releasing several through a lucrative partnership with IFC Midnight, including hit films The Hallow, Backcountry and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, as well as the critically acclaimed feature and hugely-successful The Babadook called "deeply disturbing and highly recommended" by Stephen King, and "one of the scariest horror movies in years" by Noel Murray of The Los Angeles Times. In 2016, in a partnership with Chiller, Scream Factory released their first original horror film, Fender Bender, written by writer/director Mark Pavia (Stephen King’s The Night Flier). Other notable contemporary releases in that roster include Bloodsucking Bastards, The Editor, The Funhouse Massacre, Bite, Cockneys vs Zombies, The Battery and the newly-acquired thriller Jackals (out this Fall).

Scream Factory is as committed to its fans as it is to exalting and showcasing the best in horror, and its team looks forward to growing this relationship for years to come.

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Breaking Glass Pictures Picks Up North American Rights to Rift: Press Release: "Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2017--Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Erlingur Thoroddsen’s Icelandic LGBT/horror feature RIFT. Breaking Glass acquired North American rights to the film in April in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and James Huntsman of Blue Fox Entertainment. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical followed by a DVD/VOD release early in the 4th Quarter of 2017.

RIFT held its world premiere as the closing film at the Goteburg Film Festival in Sweden, and will hold its North American premiere at OutFest in July. The film will have a full festival run through the holiday season, culminating with a limited theatrical followed quickly by a VOD/DVD release.

Set in the bleak landscape of rural Iceland in the fall, and with an LGBT couple at its core, this Hitchcockian thriller stars Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson,
Guðmundur Ólafsson. The film’s production team includes Producers Búi Baldvinsson, Baldvin Kári, and Erlingur Thoroddsen; Co-Producer Gunnar Helgi Guðjónsson; and Executive Producers James Huntsman and Todd Slater.

RIFT follows Gunnar, who receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they broke up. Einar sounds distraught, like he's about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there's more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.

The film is written and directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen. Erlingur is an award-winning writer and director born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He graduated from Columbia University's MFA Film Directing Program in New York, where he resides. Erlingur’s first feature, CHILD EATER, based on his short film, premiered as the Closing Night film of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival in 2016. His films have screened at several international festivals including SXSW, the Stockholm International Film Festival, the Puchon International Film Festival and Screamfest. His second feature, the Icelandic RÖKKUR (e. RIFT) premiered as the Closing Film of the 40th Göteborg International Film Festival in February 2017.

“I’m so proud of our gay horror drama, and I’m excited to see how an American audience responds to this little slice of Icelandic mystery”, said writer/director Erlingur Thoroddsen. “I am thrilled to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures to bring Rift to a large audience. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years, and I couldn’t be happier that Rift has found such a great home.

“Director Erlingur Thoroddsen has masterfully woven the elements of many different genres against the eerily bleak setting of Iceland to create a tense and stylish cinematic experience”, said Michael Repsch, SVP of Distribution & Sales at Breaking Glass. “It is exciting for us to bring another new international voice to North American audiences.'"

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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