They defeated It when they were kids, but the Losers' Club will have to face the ancient entity again as adults in IT: Chapter Two, and following recent potential casting reveals for the sequel, a new cinematographer is reportedly on board for the anticipated film.
Even though we'll have to wait a while before re-entering the Upside Down, there is still plenty to get excited about when it comes to the small town of Hawkins. A Stranger Things maze was recently announced for Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood, Orlando, and Singapore, and now two new additions to the cast have been announced.
Back in March, Mondo added cosmic horror to happy hour with Cthulhu tiki mugs, and now they're teaming up with artists Michael Bonanno and Tom "Thor" Thordarson from Tiki Farm to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of Planet of the Apes with a special orangutan Lawgiver addition to their handcrafted "Tee-kis" line.
Someone alert DJ Stevie Wayne up in the Antonio Bay lighthouse, because NECA is summoning the vengeful leader of the Elizabeth Dane with their packaging reveal for The Fog action figure featuring new artwork by Devon Whitehead from Cavitycolors.
As the cover art for The Walking Dead #181 indicates, there will be more stories from the Commonwealth after the "New World Order" story arc concludes this June.
When last we left this Masters of Horror rewatch, I was lamenting the fact that a number of the episodes in the Showtime anthology series don’t feel like they really represent their namesake filmmakers accurately. The series premiere, “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” is a great hour of television and one of my favorite episodes of the series while not really feeling like a Don Coscarelli film. Based on my memory of the show, I thought this was a sound thesis and one I would see proven out over the course of this rewatch. Then along comes “Dreams in the Witch House”—only the second episode of Masters of Horror —to blow my whole theory out of the water. This is a Stuart Gordon-directed episode that feels very much like a Stuart Gordon film.
If you missed Alex Garland's adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation in theaters (read Heather Wixson's four-star review here), then you can enter The Shimmer from the comfort of your own couch when Paramount Home Media Distribution releases the sci-fi horror film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms this May in the US:
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential horror movies of all time: George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Fright Rags will be celebrating the godfather of all modern zombie movies with new apparel all year long, and today they revealed the first round of shirts based on the classic film, with designs approved by surviving members of the cast and crew.
"Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation." Witness the heartbreaking origin of one of the most classic horror stories ever put to paper in the official trailer for Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning as the ambitious, unrelenting author of Frankenstein.
Rick and Negan's all-out war may be over, but there's still a lot for Jason and Karen to discuss on a new episode of The Walking Dead ’Cast, which you can listen to right here on Daily Dead!
Co-starring Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens), the new subterranean horror film Gehenna: Where Death Lives is coming to theaters and digital platforms in the US on May 4th courtesy of Uncork’d Entertainment, and we've been provided with an exclusive clip for Daily Dead readers to enjoy ahead of its release.
"Every family tree hides a secret" in the unsettling new trailer for Hereditary, coming to theaters this June following its well-received festival run (read Heather Wixson's Sundance review here).
Maybe it’s because this week’s home entertainment releases happen to be falling on the same time as Tax Day, but Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD debuts are what my grandfather would refer to as “slim pickins.”
Readers first learned that "sometimes dead is better" when Stephen King's Pet Sematary was published in 1983, and they'll soon learn that morbid lesson again with Paramount Pictures' upcoming reimagining of the heart-wrenching horror novel, which could potentially star Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Winchester, Terminator Genisys).
Having only just gotten into collecting Blu-rays within the last couple of years, I’ve become interested in the different ways some of these releases catch our attention as horror fans. Sometimes we get those movies that we’ve always loved and jump on immediately. Other times, we get the obscure films that might wind up being a hidden gem. And then there are those releases that remind us to revisit the movies we haven’t seen in years. Such was the case for me and the 2006 meta-slasher Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. I remember seeing the movie within a year or so of its release, enjoying it, but never really feeling the need for a rewatch until Scream Factory announced their Collector’s Edition.