Hide the Deadly Nightshade, Diamond Select Toys' Sally action figure can be available to purchase for your home / favorite space as early as summer of 2016. Also in this round-up: details on Phobia Fest in Detroit, a trip giveaway themed to The ForestVenom on Blu-ray, and Death Follows.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Figure: From Diamond Select Toys: "She’s no nightmare!

This static vinyl figure of Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas depicts the shy, stitched-together girl holding her basket of food on a stony path in Halloween Town. With a detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications, this approximately 9” scale figure is in scale with other Femme Fatales statues. Packaged in a full-color window box.

Estimated availability: Summer 2016 - $45.00."

Phobia Fest: Press Release: "The team behind DETROIT ZOMBIE CON plan a bolder and bloodier return this March with PHOBIA.

PHOBIA is a two day and night horror themed experience that focuses on all that we fear.

Zombies, Clowns, Serial Killers and more will converge upon MPI studios in Troy, Michigan Saturday and Sunday March 12th and 13th for a round the clock frightfest. PHOBIA will feature a film festival with 12 Midwest premieres, live role playing events, special guests and even a Miss Phobia pageant.

PHOBIA will feature the US premiere of the critically acclaimed thriller THE DARK BELOW. Billed as an experimental thriller the Dark Below premiered at Fantasia International Film Fest before two sold out screenings in Paris, France at L’ETRANGE this summer. Dark Below contains only three spoken words of dialogue and is set beneath a frozen lake as a woman struggles for survival while a serial killer hunts her from above. Frightfest UK calls the film “Breathtaking and audacious”. Fantasia says “You’ve never seen anything like it, Wow”. Phobia will be the only place in the US where you can see the Dark Below ahead of its North American release.

Phobia is also hosting a Miss Phobia pageant that will feature a bevy of beauties in their favorite phobia themed attire. A MUST SEE.

The two day event will take place inside the Motion Picture Institute in Troy, Michigan – a 20,000 ft. production facility with soundstages and more www.mpifilm.com
Visit the official facebook page for PHOBIA at https://www.facebook.com/Phobiafest-1505611789734159/. Ticket info coming soon."


The Forest Giveaway: Just like Natalie Dormer in the upcoming horror film The Forest (hitting theaters on January 8th), you might get the chance to travel to Japan. Gramercy Pictures is currently hosting a giveaway in which one lucky grand prize winner and a guest will win a trip to Tokyo, Japan.

To enter for a chance to win, simply visit the social media links below and reshare the giveaway post:

Giveaway details: "Grand prize consists of a trip for the eligible Grand Prize winner and one travel companion to Tokyo, Japan. It includes roundtrip airfare, four consecutive nights’ hotel accommodations and R/T ground transfers between Tokyo airport and Hotel."

Official rules: http://bit.ly/FORsweeps

"Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.

Starring Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), Taylor Kinney (“Chicago Fire”), Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”), and Yukiyoshi Ozawa, director Jason Zada’s THE FOREST hits theaters nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on January 8th."


Venom: From Blue Underground: "Any fans of VENOM out there? This star-packed thriller featuring a deadly Black Mamba snake will be slithering onto Blu-ray next year..."

Synopsis: "It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of REVOLVER) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn't count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death, and it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote...and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.

Sterling Hayden (THE KILLING), Nicol Williamson (EXCALIBUR) and Sarah Miles (BLOW-UP) co-star in this gripping suspense thriller directed by Piers Haggard (BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW) and featuring some very real - and extremely deadly - Black Mambas!"


Death Follows: Press Release: "DECEMBER 10, 2015, MILWAUKIE, OR—This spring Dark Horse Books is pleased to offer a graphic novel collecting never-before-printed material from Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun) in Death Follows!

Originally debuting digitally through Monkeybrain as The RemainsDeath Follows is horrifically and beautifully realized by A. C. Zamudio and Carlos Nicolas Zamudio. The print collection contains the original prose story by Cullen Bunn and a new cover by Simon Bisley.

Death Follows is the darkest story I’ve written. It’s a supernatural horror tale set in rural North Carolina, the story of a mysterious farmhand who shows up at a struggling farm looking for work—and brings a nightmarish cycle of events with him,” remarked Bunn. “It starts with a simple (if somewhat strange) line: ‘The dead rats danced the day the hired man came around.’”

Birdie, her sister, their pregnant mother, and their frail father all live together on a struggling farm. When an itinerant farmhand named Cole comes to their aid, the children should be relieved. Instead, they find their lives spiraling into nightmare, as Cole regards Birdie’s sister with menacing desire. To make matters much worse, wherever he goes, the dead grow restless. As the horror threatens to consume her home and her family, Birdie is haunted by a chilling warning: Some secrets are meant only for the dead.

“The mystery and dread build to a horrific conclusion. It’s the stuff of nightmares, to be sure. I think readers of Harrow County will absolutely love this book,” added Bunn.

Death Follows is in stores May 25, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:


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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).