"This Thanksgiving it's not cranberry sauce." Arrow Video is releasing the 1980s Thanksgiving slasher film, Blood Rage, on Blu-ray for the first time in both the US and UK. Also featured in our latest round-up is the cover art and synopsis for the Free Comic Book Day issue of Wonderland, the dark reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. We also have details on Stephen King's upcoming short story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

Blood Rage: Scheduled for an August 25th release in the UK and an August 26th release in the US from Arrow VideoBlood Rage will make its debut on Blu-ray and DVD:


What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. Why, it’s Blood Rage of course!

Todd and Terry seem like sweet kids – that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalised, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped – and he’s heading their way. But has the killer twin in fact been in their midst all along? One thing’s for sure, there WILL be blood…

Filmed in 1983 at the tail-end of the slasher golden era but not released until 1987, Blood Rage (also re-cut and released to theatres as Nightmare at Shadow Woods) has been lovingly restored from the original vault materials for its first ever appearance on Blu-ray and DVD. Happy Thankskilling!


  • Brand new 2K restoration from original vault materials of three versions of the film: Blood Rage, the original “hard” version, completely uncut and uncensored in a Blu-ray/DVD world premiere; the R-rated Nightmare at Shadow Woods 1987 re-cut, and a third “composite” cut combining all the footage from both Blood Rage and Nightmare at Shadow Woods
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new extensive making-of documentary featuring interviews with various cast and crew
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork to be revealed
  • Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film


Region: Free (NTSC DVD)
Rating: TBC
Cat No: FCD1135
Duration: TBC
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: TBC
Discs: 2

The UK version of Blood Rage is now available to pre-order, with a link for the North American edition expected to go live soon.

Cover art via Facebook:


Wonderland: A special issue of Zenescope Entertainment's Wonderland was released today as part of Free Comic Book Day:

"Writer: Erica J. Heflin

Artists: Tony Brescini, Fran Gamboa, JC Ruiz

Do you dare peer into the Looking Glass this May? Erica J. Heflin, who has been making waves in creator-owned comics with her strong female characters and twisted, mind-bending stories, has delivered a standalone Wonderland story, which delves into the bloody past as well as the dark future of the Looking Glass… the mirror which helped turn the Liddles into the new Manson family.

Heflin also writes the monthly ongoing Wonderland series, which focuses on Calie Liddle… the White Queen of Wonderland. Calie has purged the madness that turned the Realm of Dreams evil to its core, but the shadows of the past still lurk in the darkest corners of Wonderland, waiting to strike.

Wonderland, both the ongoing series and the FCBD issue, are action-packed fantasies that reimagine Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland as a dark, blood-soaked family saga."


Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: On November 3rd, Stephen King's new short story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, will be released by Scribner. To ramp up anticipation for the new assortment of stories from The King of Horror, Scribner will unveil pieces of the final cover art for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams throughout May. The curtain has been raised on one section of the cover, and we have it here for Daily Dead readers to check out. We also have a look at the complete table of contents for the collection, as well as the book's official synopsis. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

Official table of contents for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (via StephenKing.com):

Author’s note

1. Mile 81 – Scribner e.
2. Premium Harmony – 2009 New Yorker
3. Batman and Robin Have an Altercation – Harpers 2012
4. The Dune – Granta 2011
5. Bad Little Kid – New; Serial
6. A Death
7. The Bone Church – poem
8. Morality – Esquire 2009
9. Afterlife – Tin House 2013
10. Ur – 2009 Amazon e.
11. Herman Wouk is Still Alive – The Atlantic 2011
12. Under the Weather – Mass Market FDNS
13. Blockade Billy – Scribner e.
14. Mister Yummy – New; Serial
15. Tommy – Playboy poetry
16. The Little Green God of Agony – A Book of Horrors 2011
17. That Bus is Another World - Esquire
18. Obits – New; Serial
19. Drunken Fireworks
20. Summer Thunder – Cemetery Dance 2013

Synopsis (via Simon & Schuster): "A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”

Cover via StephenKing.com:

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