On Tuesday, July 7th, Dude Bro Massacre III will be released on both iTunes and via the film’s official site as well. The throwback slasher send-up recently premiered during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Fest which is where Daily Dead had the opportunity to catch up with the trio of directors behind Dude Bro Massacre III- Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon.
Though they may have freaked out the teenagers on Elm Street and the camp counselors at Crystal Lake, Funko's Pocket Pop! horror keychains featuring Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and others will likely delight horror fans.
In a future devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled with big robot brawls. Scream Factory's Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox hits shelves July 7th, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Widely considered to be one of the best haunted house stories ever put to paper, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is being adapted for the stage by Hammer and will be featured at the Liverpool Playhouse this winter.
As a kid, you can’t be picky where you find your fix of sci-fi and horror. Sometimes it’s the big screen, but often (for me, anyway) it was that living room landmark, television. I remember being seven and watching a Western where a couple of guys are on vacation at a resort where you can be a cowboy and have gunfights with androids (Sci-Fi, sweet!). And then…bad things start to happen. The androids break down, and now they’re killing the guests (ooh, Horror!). My head reeled from this magical swirl, a mesh of circuitry and chaos. Welcome to Westworld (1973), and its parent resort, Delos. Their slogan: Have we got a vacation for you.
Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.
I unabashedly love Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf and, on July 14, the patron saints of classic cult film- Scream Factory- are resurrecting Philippe Mora’s sequel on Blu-ray. In honor of its release, I was fortunate to be able to speak with Mora about his experiences working on the film, collaborating with both Sybil Danning and the legendary Christopher Lee, and how the latter had quite a lifetime of experiences even before he became one of the greatest actors to grace the silver screen.
[Originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of DEADLY Magazine] There is a scene 75 minutes into 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which James Cameron pinpoints the humanity amidst all the time travel, liquid metal and state-of-the-art special effects. Young John Connor (Edward Furlong) is bonding with the T-800 machine assigned to protect him (Arnold Schwarzenegger), by teaching him how to high five. The moment is designed to underscore the father/son dynamic between John and the Terminator, as well as provide a visual symbol of the hope for mankind – that we are able to co-exist alongside technology. And, if we’re reading even more deeply, that we can still master it.
A great deal of Terminator 2’s running time is devoted to the connection between John and Schwarzenegger’s T-800. However, it’s telling that the most poignant shot – the one that says the most about their relationship – is from the perspective of John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), as she observes from a distance. It turns the scene into one about a mother owning up to her mistakes, making choices and sacrifices for her son. The moment reminds us that this isn’t John’s story at all. It’s Sarah’s.
Before the Jaegers of Pacific Rim towered over the cinematic skylines, the menacing machines of Robot Jox dominated the big screen. Ahead of Scream Factory's July 7th home media release of Robot Jox, we have Blu-ray clips and a trailer.
On Friday, July 10th, New Line Cinema is releasing The Gallows which follows a group of high school theater students who are being terrorized by Charlie, a former student who died horrifically during a play production and doesn’t take kindly to a new generation of aspiring thespians tackling the doomed material some 20 years later.
Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing, The Gallows stars Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, and Cassidy Gifford and was also produced by Blumhouse Productions. Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak with Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum, about their latest project and also heard his thoughts on wrapping up the Paranormal Activity franchise this fall, staying diverse, and whether or not he’s ever considered directing- plus much more.
Last year, Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle released "THE BUS: A Camp Midnight Mini" as a Comic-Con exclusive. This low print-run, mini-comic received much praise and fans will be happy to hear that a Camp Midnight graphic novel will be released this Halloween. We also have details on Man of Action's first-ever dedicated panel at Comic-Con:
The suburbia-set battle between leafy greens and the living dead will rage on this October in Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comic book series that explores how Dr. Zomboss overtook the plants' safe haven.
Respective onscreen stories involving aliens that don't come in peace and a horrific house arrest can soon be enjoyed at home via Scream Factory's July 7th Blu-ray releases of Alien Outpost and Dark Summer, and we've been provided with three copies of each movie to give away.
Who better to have a Horror film festival than Ash himself? Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns on August 20th. Also: a teaser from X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut and a composer announcement for the Kirkman TV series Outcast.
Gamers who like a living dead twist with their online warfare are in for a treat at next week's Comic-Con. Activision and Treyarch have announced a world reveal panel for Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies, as well as an escape room challenge.