Created as part of Justin Lin's YOMFYOM contest, Jimmy Lui's (of Black Mast Studios) The Hopping Dead aims to terrify its audience to the bone. Read on for more details and to watch the short film in its entirety. Also in today's Highlights: Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Blu-ray release details as well as preview pages and cover artwork for Prometheus: Life and Death #3.

Watch Jimmy Lui's Short Film The Hopping Dead: "The film was shot for Justin Lin’s YOMFYOM filmmakers competition. It’s an homage to cult John Carpenter films like “Big Trouble in Little China and “They Live.” There’s also a nod to the classic old martial arts films featuring Sammo Hung. Lin’s competition had 2 rules. The film had to be less than 3 minutes running time and we could only use 4 lines of pre-selected dialogue — other than that there were no stipulations.

Synopsis: Two thieves break into a Chinese business only to stumble upon the terror that is the Chinese Jiang-shi, a corpse reanimated as a vampire by Chinese black magic that, because of rigor mortis, chases after its victims by hopping.

Don’t move. Don’t scream. Don’t even breathe. The Hopping Dead.

Written and directed by Jimmy Lui of Black Mast Studios, The Hopping Dead stars Ken Lally, Michael J. Knowles, PeiPei Alena Yuan, and Samuel Yu.


Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Blu-ray Release Details: From Scream Factory: "We have lots of fascinating stuff planned for our upcoming Blu-ray release of the 80s Sci-Fi flick METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN (Streets 9/13). Read on for the details!

• NEW High Definition Transfer presented in both 2-D and 3-D!
• NEW High Noon at the End of the Universe - featuring interviews with director/producer Charles Band, actors Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll and Tim Thomerson, screenwriter/producer Alan J. Adler, special effects artist Allan Apone, make-up artist Kenny Myers and composer Richard Band (42 minutes)
• Promotional and behind the scenes still gallery
• Radio Spot
• Theatrical Trailer

Directed by Empire Pictures founder Charles Band. Pre-order now @…/metalstorm-the-destruction-o…"


Dark Horse's Prometheus: Life and Death #3 Preview Pages: From Dark Horse Comics: "The Colonial Marines join forces with the survivors of the Fire and Stone story cycle and make a fateful decision to steal the Engineer’s ship. But a second Engineer has awakened, and he’s on the hunt for humans!

Aliens on one side, Engineers on the other, and humans in the middle!

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artist: Andrea Mutti

Colorist: Rain Beredo

Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Genre: Science-Fiction, Horror

Publication Date: August 10th, 2016

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries

Price: $3.99"

Preview pages via "Dark Horse Comics:

  • 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).