Scream Factory sets their sights on the stars to bring a visitor from deep space onto Blu-ray with their July 11th home media release of The Man from Planet X, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of the 1951 sci-fi film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
New threats have emerged on Fear The Walking Dead, and ahead of next week's episode, "Red Dirt," we have photos and preview videos teasing what's to come for the community of Broke Jaw ranch.
H.P. Lovecraft's iconic creation is coming to life in puppet form this summer in Cthulhu: the Musical!, a puppet performance by Puppeteers for Fears that will travel to Portland and Seattle this July.
"Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs" in The Fourth Monkey, the new serial killer thriller from author J.D. Barker that hits shelves this week from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We've been provided with three hardcover copies of the new novel to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers, and we also caught up with Barker in our latest Q&A feature to talk about The Fourth Monkey, his work on an official prequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula, getting advice from Stephen King, and much more.
Horror fans will get a hearty helping of clowns, cults, and much more at this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami. Following the recent first round announcement of programming, the second wave of programming for the anticipated August event has now been revealed.
With Dawn and now War for the Planet of the Apes, filmmaker Matt Reeves has crafted easily two-thirds of the best science fiction trilogy since the original Star Wars films, and he does a brilliant job of bringing home Caesar’s (Andy Serkis) origin story in an emotional and brutally unflinching examination of loss, revenge, power, and survival. With War, Reeves has cemented himself as one of the best blockbuster storytellers out there today, and I could not have asked for a better culmination of Caesar’s story than the one we get here.
Mario Bava's Kill Baby Kill turns 50 this year and to celebrate, a 2K restoration of the film will be shown in New York City. Also in today's Horror Highlights: release details for Kuso and The Bad Batch vinyl soundtrack, as well as information on the Don't Look in the Basement Blu-ray collection.
There’s nothing like a good mystery, and HBO’s Blackout (1985) has a central premise that’s hard to deny: You survive a car crash, but have no memory of who you were before. Until, 7 years later, someone shows up and insinuates that you were a man who murdered his entire family and then fled. Now, could you go about your life, or would you want to know the truth? And if you were a killer, would that impulse return?
Homage in film can be a tricky proposition. Hew too close to the original, and you’re just making copies with no new toner; veer too far away and folks will wonder why you bothered. Joe Dante’s Piranha (1978) is that perfect beast then - a Jaws “rip-off” that bows to its source while winking at the audience, and yet still manages to be a wholly separate, wildly entertaining ride.
Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them, and Scream Factory celebrates the alien hybrid from Species like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. With the new Blu-ray coming out on July 11th, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Ellen Ripley, Vasquez, and bullet-blasted Xenomorph Warriors comprise NECA's Series 12 Aliens action figures, and new photos offer closer looks at the collectibles before they are released this September.
When one thinks of cosmic literature, one typically imagines H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon. Lovecraft himself drew inspiration from his peers, however, and he was particularly close friends and creative kin with a man named Clark Ashton Smith, a pulp storyteller, sculptor, and insane poet. Smith’s writing is mythical in its intense depictions of colorful worlds, heinous gods, and unending darkness; and the myths are all Smith’s inventions. He creates his own universe through the originality of his visions in a way that Lovecraft does not.
It's still celebrated for many reasons—the iconic "spider head," the nerve-wracking copper wire test, the eclectic characters, and the isolation and paranoia that they feel—and with June 25th marking 35 years since John Carpenter's The Thing hit theaters, the Corpse Club thought it was the perfect time to discuss the seminal 1982 remake on the latest episode of Daily Dead's new podcast.
It’s hard to believe that the Flashback Weekend horror convention in Chicago is already turning 15 years old, but Mike and Mia Kerz, the founders behind the long-running event, are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s show is a great experience for attendees, especially if you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series (and who isn’t, really?).
You know what doesn’t get enough love in the horror community? Weird, gory anime. Sure, everyone digs Akira, and it’s possible to find a few discussions about the brilliant dark fantasy series Berserk in some circles, but I’ve always been interested in the little guys, the weird, unloved OVA (original video animation) schlock of the ’80s and ’90s—the Future War 198Xs and Black Magic M-66s of the world, unsung and unloved pieces of vibrant genre fiction that never get their dues. Naturally, I plan to fix that on the Crypt of Curiosities, starting with an off-the-wall duology of cinematic carnage that I adore and despise in equal measure: M.D. Geist.