It’s a quiet week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles, as there are only a handful coming our way this Tuesday. There’s a limited edition release for Umberto Lenzi’s Eaten Alive! that Severin Films has put together, and Scream Factory is giving William Castle’s The Night Walker the HD treatment as well.
It’s hard for me to even admit that Dario Argento’s Opera had been a major blind spot of mine for far too long, but I’m thankful for the recent Blu-ray release of the film, courtesy of both Scorpion Releasing and Doppelganger Releasing, as it made this cinematic discovery feel like a true work of art befitting of the Horror Maestro’s stunning and wholly unique vision, confidently displaying this slice of giallo madness from 1987. And as you can probably tell, after just one viewing, I’m 110 percent a fan of Opera now and still cannot believe it took me this long to see this wildly weird masterpiece.
Last year, NECA released a replica of Ash's hand puppet friend from his time spent in the asylum during Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, but even "Ashy Slashy" isn't safe from being possessed, as NECA's new Toy Fair 2018 reveal features a demonic twist on their prop replica puppet.
True love can often be enhanced by shared interests, even if those passions involve eating hair. An unconventional couple explore their unique desires in the new horror romance Are We Not Cats, and with the film coming out in theaters on February 23rd from Cleopatra Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.
For nearly 40 years now, Larry Fessenden has been a cornerstone of the independent horror scene. He’s directed over 20 projects, produced around 70 shorts and features, and has even performed in almost 100 cinematic endeavors. One of the more recent films that Fessenden has been involved with is Robert Mockler’s Like Me, in which he co-stars alongside Addison Timlin and also serves as a producer.
In the digital era of Wacoms and Photoshop, it is refreshing to see an artist who works nearly exclusively with the unforgiving medium of ink on paper. Coming out of Madrid, Spain, Mörtuus’ creative and original drawings have graced the covers of various zines, websites, and bands all across the globe. Speaking with Daily Dead, Mörtuus gives us a quick look into the macabre mind of the man behind some of the most horrific atmospheric artworks that have ever been put to page.
With their IT (2017) Ultimate Pennywise figure, NECA brought a scary slice of Derry to New York City for Toy Fair 2018, but they also paid tribute to Tim Curry, the actor who first played the iconic character from Stephen King's 1986 novel.
Nearly one year ago, Jordan Peele took viewers to the Sunken Place when his feature directorial debut Get Out was released in theaters. Packed with visceral scares and brimming with spot-on social commentary, Peele's Get Out is nominated for three Academy Awards, and to celebrate the amazing year-long journey of Peele's first movie, Universal Pictures is bringing it back to theaters for free screenings at select theaters tonight.
This past weekend at the Toy Fair in New York City, Funko unveiled enough collectibles to fill horror lovers' holiday wish lists in 2018, including Pop! vinyl figures for Stranger Things Season 2, Dorbz for Hellboy, and much more.
After teaming up with Robert Eggers for his renowned 2015 film, The Witch, RT Features and A24 will reunite with the visionary filmmaker for his next movie, a horror fantasy film called The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson:
The world of cinema has always been filled with dreamers, and a lot of those dreamers start out with nothing more than a Super 8 or 16mm camera, all the way up to the latest iPhones; little backyard excursions with friends and sisters or parents to fill out the cast for a monster on the loose or a super sleuth flick. Every once in a while there’s genuine talent to back up the enthusiasm; our Raimi’s and Coscarelli’s bear this out. But before them a group of enthusiastic teens actually had their vision realized, and eventually a mutated form of it invaded drive-ins as Equinox (1970), an inspirational and energetic full blown monster mash.
A conniving couple meets their match when they cross paths with a sinister stranger in the psychological thriller Games, and with the 1967 film now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
*Updated with new photos and release details.* NECA has already made horror lovers' dreams come true with the reveals of new figures such as Tuxedo Freddy Krueger and Captain Blake from John Carpenter's The Fog, and now they're heading to Stephen King land with the unveiling of their anticipated take on Pennywise from the new IT movie.
While Stranger Things Season 2 introduced new creatures like the Demidogs and the Mind Flayer to torment the residents of Hawkins, it also gave fans deeper insights into Eleven, Mike, and Will. These insights included an edgy new look for Eleven during her trip outside of town limits, and McFarlane Toys captures the look of "Punk Eleven" in one of their new Stranger Things figures.
Go Nagai’s 1972 manga Devilman is one of my favorite things in the world. Despite being released in 1972, I am hard-pressed to think of any comic that affected me as deeply and personally as Devilman did when I first read the story of the young Akira Fudo, a pure-hearted teenager who fuses with the ancient demon Amon, turning him into a violent, impulse-driven demonic hero Devilman. It has basically everything I could possibly want from art: queer themes and characters, a riveting story, stunning art, a fascinating world, and lots and lots of demons dying in excessively violent ways at the hands of a demon-human hybrid. It’s incredible.