Under amazing makeup effects, he stole our hearts as Billy the zombie in Hocus Pocus, warmed our souls as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films, and sent chills down our spines as one of the Gentlemen on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For his role in We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew, actor Doug Jones is not accompanied by practical prosthetics, but he's just as mesmerizing as ever. With Thomas Woodrow's post-apocalyptic film hitting digital and VOD platforms beginning November 21st from The Orchard, I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Jones, and in part 1 of the interview, we dive deep into his new intriguing role that required him to portray an intense paralysis.
Oh, ’80s slashers. You come in so many shapes and varieties that I never get tired of you. Take Slaughter High, for example, a slasher movie that was released in 1986 but looks like it was made in 1981. It has three directors. It was shot in the UK by English filmmakers, but passes itself off as an American film taking place in an American high school. The high schoolers all appear to be in their early 30s. It’s entirely placed on April Fool’s Day but couldn’t be called April Fool’s Day (its original title) because there was already a movie coming out called April Fool’s Day. Nothing about Slaughter High makes complete sense, but it’s in this way that the movie distinguishes itself.
Homage has dominated (some may argue, plagued) the horror market in recent years, from the retro ’80s to the luxurious ’60s, we’ve seen several eras recreated on screen to varying degrees of success. Rather than simply imitate, some filmmakers have inverted, distorted, and modernized these beloved styles into something entirely new. Giallo masters Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani provide the perfect example. This year, the duo returns for their third full-length feature, this time focusing their talents on a sun-baked heist thriller. While its story is rather incomprehensible (even for admirers of their previous work), the force of their filmmaking remains astoundingly immersive.
Being a teenager can be horrifying enough on its own, but throw in demonic possession and your puberty years can really be a living hell. Fifteen-year-old Alejandro tries to save his soul from a sinister spirit in Devil's Whisper, and with Adam Ripp's new horror film out now on DVD and VOD from Vega Baby and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.
After the events of The X-Files revival last year (aka season 10), Mulder and Scully have unfinished business to attend to in season 11, which will premiere on FOX on Wednesday, January 3rd.
An absolute game-changer for the horror genre, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead introduced the modern zombie as we know it, packing in as much social commentary as it did gore. Now, nearly 40 years after its initial release, the influential horror film is getting The Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment it so justly deserves. Criterion is coming to get us, Barbara...
Social media can be a real time killer in everyday life, but in the horror film Friend Request, it kills more than just time. Following its September theatrical release (read our review here), Friend Request is coming to digital platforms this December and Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD in January from Lionsgate:
After facing off against the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist, Linda Blair faced off against a vicious murderer that made some horror fans "pray for day" in the 1981 slasher film Hell Night (read our own Scott Drebit's Drive-In Dust Offs on the film here), coming out this January on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack from Scream Factory that's brimming with almost four hours of bonus features:
Have you ever wondered what lies after death? Flatliners (2017) hits digital platforms on December 12th and Blu-ray and DVD on December 26th. Continue reading for more details on this story and a look at the trippy box art:
There's a reason why Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, as well as a number of his films, have stood the test of time. His attention to even the most minute detail and filming shots over and over played an important part in the method to his madness. The fine folks over at Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, have announced the release of the documentary 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene on Blu-ray and DVD. But, that's not all we can look forward to this February. The two companies will also release Welcome to the Willits on Blu-ray and DVD as well.
The Merc with a Mouth is back and ready to paint in the new teaser trailer for Deadpool 2 that takes a page out of Bob Ross' playbook.
Our favorite characters return with issue #7 of Penny Dreadful from Titan Comics! Also in today's Comics Corner: Doctor Who: The 12th #9, five preview pages from newcomer Dark Fang #1, Alien Bounty Hunter #2, Casper the Friendly Ghost #2, Curse Words #10 plus three preview pages, Blood & Gourd #3 Kickstarter details, Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #5, Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #9, and Unholy Grail #4.
In Season 2, Episode 4, the Splathouse podcast team return to Jerusalem's Lot for a look back at A Return to Salem's Lot. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Blu-ray and DVD release details for Leatherface, a Comet TV November Freaky Feast Pack contest, an open call for submissions for the 2018 Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the short film No Laughing Matter: Tears of a Clown, and Johnny Z Indiegogo details.
We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to experience the adrenaline rush of Joe Lynch's Mayhem since our Managing Editor Heather Wixson gave it a four-star SXSW review. Following the film's November 10th theatrical and VOD release from RLJE Films, it's now been announced that Mayhem will wreak havoc on home media on December 26th.
Podcaster Lily Wright and her team came to investigate the strange happenings within the town limits of King Falls, and although her arrival came with a heavy dose of skepticism, that may change with the events of The King Falls Chronicles: Part Two, which you can listen to right now along with a recent broadcast of Sammy and Ben's beloved late-night radio show, King Falls AM.