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Neca’s Ultimate Ahab Predator Figure is Ready to Rumble in New Photos

10 hours ago

Seemingly plucked straight out of the pages of a Dark Horse comic book series, Neca's new Ultimate Ahab Predator figure is teased in new photos ahead of its release this October.

From Neca: "This brand-new version of Ahab is based on his appearance in the Dark Horse comics. We’ve given our Sdcc 2014 exclusive a massive upgrade, equipping it with the all new “Ultimate” Predator body which has added articulation in the biceps (bicep swivels), elbows (double elbow joints) and torso, plus an opening gauntlet.

The figure also features new loin armor and skirt, new right gauntlet, new knee armor, fabric cape and all new deco. He’s equipped with brand new accessories too, including an Engineer Gun, Spear, Gauntlet with both 2- and 3-blade configurations, alternate hands, Engineer skull trophy and more!

The Engineer Gun can be held or clipped to the figure’s back. Stands approximately 8″ tall and »

- Derek Anderson

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Forbidden Tomes: Love Letters of Blood – The Inverted Metafiction of Stephen Graham Jones

12 hours ago

Modern horror fiction that is both original and classically satisfying is difficult to find. So many stories have been brought to paper already, it’s hard to find a plot that has not yet been explored. Many authors must set about exploring these stories from unique, often amusingly clever, angles, but in doing so the story loses its classic power to scare. Literature has not quite exhausted its power, though—not even close. There are authors who can do both at once, some even while leaving a tear in your eye. Stephen Graham Jones is one of these authors.

This man has written fifteen novels and over two hundred short stories. In addition to being prolific, he’s a masterful prose stylist and an ingenious constructor of plots. His stories drip with melancholic wit, Carver-esque insights to human sadness, and uniquely sharp narrative voices. This is put on display brilliantly »

- Ben Larned

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Crypt of Curiosities: Satanism in Italian Cinema

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It’s telling that the first feature-length film to come out of Italy was Dante’s Inferno (1911). Because of course, what else would it be? A silent, 68-minute adaptation of the classic poem that, quite memorably, features Satan munching on the souls of the damned. I suppose you could consider this film a tone-setter for the sort of genre films that would come out in Italy over the next hundred-plus years. The film is violent, demonic, and packed with full-frontal nudity. But most importantly, it was all about Hell.

Now, I know it should go without saying, but Italy is pretty big on that whole Catholicism deal. According to a survey conducted in 2005–2006, 87.8% of Italian citizens considered themselves to be Catholic. It should be no surprise, then, that while religious horror is prevalent in the United States, nobody can quite deliver a satanic panic like the Italians. And in the »

- Perry Ruhland

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Listen to the First Episode of Daily Dead’s New Podcast Corpse Club

14 hours ago

We’ve teased that we’ll be taking Daily Dead in new and exciting directions in 2017, and after announcing our new Corpse Club podcast back in April, we're excited to officially release the first episode!

Corpse Club Episode 1 is titled “Welcome to the Corpse Club” and features co-hosts Heather Wixson, Patrick Bromley, Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, and Daily Dead Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan James. The first episode serves as an introduction to the podcast and its co-hosts, with reflections on our favorite scary movies and discussions on why we live and breathe horror.

Future episodes will see a shakeup of the host lineup and format, featuring additional members of the Daily Dead team, as well as special guests from all corners of the horror entertainment world.

This is the beginning of a new era for Daily Dead, and we couldn't be more excited to share Corpse Club with our online community of passionate horror lovers! »

- Derek Anderson

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Scream Factory Announces September Blu-ray Releases for After Midnight (1989), Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected & More

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As special guests on the Shock Waves podcast, the fine folks at Scream Factory just gave horror fans four big reasons to look forward to September, as they announced Blu-ray releases for The Spell (September 5th), Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected, aka Shatterbrain (September 12th), After Midnight (September 26th), and A Quiet Place in the Country (September 26th).

From Scream Factory: "We just announced four new upcoming titles on the Shockwaves podcast (which you can listen to and hear a lot more Scream Factory scoop @ http://www.blumhouse.com/podcast/ ). Here’s are the early details!

The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain) (1991) – Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the »

- Derek Anderson

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Explore a Space Station & Meet its Enigmatic New Resident in the First Ten Minutes of Life

16 hours ago

Before it's released on digital platforms on June 2nd and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 20th, you can watch the first ten minutes of the sci-fi horror film Life, along with new behind-the-scenes videos.

Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen it before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller Life, debuting on digital June 2 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Highlights: Little Devils: The Birth, Wytches in Image+ Magazine, The Drifter, Landing Lake

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The tiny ghouls from Little Devils: The Birth return with Shivers Entertainment's DVD and VHS release of the 1993 cult film, and we have official details on the re-release in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes details on the Wytches comic coming to Image+ magazine, clips from The Drifter, and the trailer for Landing Lake.

Little Devils: The Birth Re-Release: Press Release: "Victoria, British Columbia: Canadian film distributor Shivers Entertainment is set to launch evil upon the world! Their latest launch is a re-release of director George Pavlou (Rawhead Rex, Transmutations) and writer Elliott Stein’s Little Devils: The Birth. Originally released in 1993, Shivers will make this iconic Canadian filmwork available through a limited DVD and VHS release. Items will be limited as gargoyles emerge from Hell, one last time!

The film’s story begins when a scientist, Dr. Lionel (Wayne McNamara, Psycho Pike), makes a trip to Hell and returns with a strange ooze. »

- Derek Anderson

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Q&A: Author Clay McLeod Chapman on The Pumpkin Pie Show, His New Collection Nothing Untoward & Writing a Deadpool and Venom “Love Story”

25 May 2017 2:56 PM, PDT

Clay McLeod Chapman doesn't just write horror, he performs it in The Pumpkin Pie Show, an immersive storytelling experience that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Chapman perform (which our own Daily Dead Editor-in-Chief Jonathan James experienced at The Overlook Film Festival), you can certainly read his work anytime in a number of books, including his new short story collection, Nothing Untoward: Stories from The Pumpkin Pie Show. To celebrate the release of his new collection, we caught up with Chapman for our latest Q&A feature to discuss his literary influences, twenty years of The Pumpkin Pie Show, writing The Tribe trilogy for Disney press, and his upcoming Marvel project that he describes as "a love story between Deadpool and Venom."

What authors and storytellers were you drawn to in your formative years that influenced your own writing and performing?

Clay McLeod Chapman: First off… »

- Derek Anderson

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We’re Giving Daily Dead Readers One Free Month of Shudder

25 May 2017 1:52 PM, PDT

Flesh-eating zombies, spell-casting witches, and things that go "bump" in the night have called Shudder home since AMC launched the horror streaming service back in 2016. If you have yet to enjoy the deadly delights of Shudder, we've teamed up with the streaming service to invite Daily Dead readers to join the cinematic coven with a free one-month membership with access to hundreds of horror films.

To enjoy a free one-month membership*, visit Shudder online, create an account, and use the promo code Dailydead at checkout.

*Note: This will only apply to new memberships, the code is only valid for 30 days, location-based and other restrictions may apply at the discretion of Shudder.

Doing so will activate a free, one-month trial to Shudder, giving you access to a catalog of horror titles both old and new, including Night of the Living Dead (both the 1968 and 1990 versions), Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, »

- Derek Anderson

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History Places Series Order for UFO Investigation Drama Blue Book from Robert Zemeckis and A+E Studios

25 May 2017 12:10 PM, PDT

Executive produced byRobert Zemeckis, A&E Studios' scripted series Blue Book has been ordered to series by the History channel. Comprised of ten episodes, the series will focus on the Project Blue Book UFO investigations of the ’50s and ’60s.

A premiere date for Blue Book has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. In the meantime, we have the official press release for the announcement:

Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2017 – History® has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the original scripted drama Blue Book from A+E Studios, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group.

Executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), Blue Book chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and »

- Derek Anderson

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Casting News for Season 3 of Syfy’s Channel Zero

25 May 2017 10:40 AM, PDT

Earlier this year, Syfy announced that Channel Zero, an anthology series based on online horror stories known as "creepypastas," had been renewed for third and fourth seasons. While the first season brought Kris Straub's unnerving Candle Cove to life on the small screen, season 2 of the series—premiering in October—will adapt Brian Russell's NoEnd House for television. The third season's source material is currently unknown, but the first casting details have now been revealed.

Deadline reports that Brandon Scott (Blair Witch, Guerrilla) and Holland Roden (MTV's Teen Wolf series) are set to star in the third season of Channel Zero, which is expected to premiere sometime in 2018. According to Deadline, Scott will play "Officer Luke Vanczyk, a young but already jaded cop, living in the shadow of his father, the Chief of Police. Luke’s world-weary exterior hides a fierce commitment to justice, and a deep love for his troubled community. »

- Derek Anderson

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Wynonna Earp Season 2 Trailer Features Gunslinging & Demon Hunting

25 May 2017 10:15 AM, PDT

Before Season 2 of Wynonna Earp on Syfy returns on June 9th, a trailer touching on moments from throughout the new season has dropped, and we have it for our readers to set their sights on right now, along with key art for the second season.

“Demons hate her! Find out one gunslinger's secret to keeping demons at bay. Wynonna Earp returns June 9 at 10/9c

Based on the Idw Comic, Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice. After years away, Wynonna Earp has traveled back to her hometown of Purgatory to reluctantly take on the role destined for Wyatt Earp's heir: Demon protector. Her enemy: Revenants, the resurrected (and twisted) souls of the criminals Wyatt Earp once took down. Using only her wits and her wit, »

- Tamika Jones

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Uncork’d Entertainment Acquires Alien Creature Feature Cute Little Buggers for North American Distribution

25 May 2017 10:05 AM, PDT

Here at Daily Dead, we have been keeping abreast on the progression of Cute Little Buggers, and it is nice to see the film's distribution rights get acquired by Uncork'd Entertainment (for the Us and Canada) and High Octane Pictures (the rest of the globe). We have details on the acquisition as well as four really rad, high-quality photos from the creature feature.

Press Release: Tony Jopia’s highly anticipated comedy-horror hybrid Cute Little Buggers has found a home with Uncork’d Entertainment and High Octane Pictures, respectively. Uncork’d has acquired rights to the film in U.S and Canada, while High Octane has the rest of the world.

Described as Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz, the film sees hostile aliens crash-land on local farmland where they proceed to snatch young women from the local ball. It is up to the villagers, and a visiting hero named Melchoir, to fend »

- Tamika Jones

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Scream Factory Reveals Special Features for Species Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

25 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT

Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them in Species, and Scream Factory will spotlight the alien hybrid like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. In addition to a new 4K scan of the film's inter-positive, the Collector's Edition Blu-ray comes packed with plenty of special features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory.

Press Release: Beauty can be deceiving. Loyal fans of the popular sci-fi terror classicSPECIES know well that evil lurks beneath the beauty go unnoticed, especially in the form of a seductive alien-human hybrid.  Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit) and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. (Stigmata, Friday the 13th Part II), Species stars Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Alfred Molina (Feud), Forest Whitaker (Arrival), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and introducing Natasha Henstridge (The Whole Nine Yards »

- Derek Anderson

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Titan Comics & Bethesda Softworks Locked & Loaded for Quake Champions Comic Book Series

25 May 2017 9:17 AM, PDT

Titan Comics and Bethesda Softworks have teamed up to create a Quake Champions comic book series based on the upcoming installment to the wildly popular video game franchise, and we have release details and a look at the cover art for the first issue of the series.

Press Release: Titan Comics and Bethesda Softworks are thrilled to announce that Quake® Champions™ comics are coming to stores and digital devices this August; based on the hugely popular video game series!

The Quake franchise broke new ground for multiplayer competition in its initial release 20 years ago. Quake’s fast, frenetic and skill-based multiplayer arena combat charted a new frontier for graphics and gameplay. 2017 marks the hotly anticipated release of the Quake Champions video game, and in August – this same grisly action comes to comics!

Titan Comics’ new Quake Champions comic book series will delve into the bloody backgrounds of the Champions of Quake – Ranger, »

- Tamika Jones

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Director Josh Boone Talks Horror Tone of Upcoming X-men Spinoff Film The New Mutants

25 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

Filmmaker Josh Boone is staying busy these days with plenty of projects. In addition to developing film adaptations of the Stephen King novels The Stand and Revival, Boone is also teaming up with Owen King to work on a TV series adaptation of Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, and now he's stepping into Marvel land to for the X-Men spinoff film The New Mutants, which was the focus of the filmmaker's recent chat with EW.

Speaking with EW, Boone said that The New Mutants movie will be "a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different."

For those unfamiliar, The New Mutants debuted in 1982 before their own comic book series premiered in 1983. Brought to life on the paneled page by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants followed teenage »

- Derek Anderson

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Family is on the Line in Season Finale Trailer for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier

25 May 2017 8:18 AM, PDT

Family ties become a lethal liability for Javier and his familiar friend Clementine in the trailer for the season finale of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier, available to download beginning May 30th on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Steam, iOS, and Android-based devices.

You can watch the season finale trailer below, and, in case you missed it, check out a new video that highlights the crucial choices and daunting decisions players must make in The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier.

From Telltale Games: "Fellow Survivors,

Today we can share the official trailer for the season finale of the critically-acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier. Please click the YouTube thumbnail below to view the trailer, or download the trailer directly from the links above.

Beginning Tuesday, May 30th, players can download Episode 5: 'From »

- Derek Anderson

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The Sorcerer Supreme Conjures a Spell as New Doctor Strange Figure from Mezco Toyz

25 May 2017 7:53 AM, PDT

From the looks of this new Doctor Strange figure from Mezco Toyz, the Sorcerer Supreme is not looking to bargain. Now a part of the One:12 Collective, this item is 16cm tall, comes with interchangeable parts, and comes with accessories specific to the character that are teased in new images.

From Mezco Toyz: "Dr. Stephen Strange, MD was once a prominent but egotistical surgeon. Following a tragic automobile accident, he searched the world for a way to heal his badly damaged hands. After becoming a student of the Ancient One, Strange not only mastered the martial arts but the mystical arts as well. He now serves as Sorcerer Supreme and from his base in the Sanctum Sanctorum he guards the world from mystical and magical threats. Doctor Strange joins the One:12 collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit and unique character specific accessories. 

The Doctor Strange One:12 Collective Figure Features:

 

One »

- Tamika Jones

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Time Lords to Unite in Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Storyline

25 May 2017 7:17 AM, PDT

Multiple "Doctors" collide in Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension from Titan Comics! Continue reading for release details, the Doctor Who Comics Day worldwide event, and four alternative covers!

Press Release: New York – May 23, 2017 – Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor is battling the universe’s darkest forces in the latest season of Doctor Who currently airing Saturdays at 9/8c on BBC America in the U.S., and at 9 p.m. Et on Space in Canada – but, the menace continues for the Doctor on August 30, 2017 with the multi-Doctor storyline, Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension, from Titan Comics!

This Alpha issue kick-starts Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Day global event (Saturday September 2, 2017) and continues in the Ninth Doctor special that same week - so retailers are encouraged to sign up and stock up for the celebrations.

Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension, is an epic event – comprised of eight chapters over three »

- Tamika Jones

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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, Twin Peaks Sign, Central Park, Inheritance, Camera Obscura, White Raven

25 May 2017 7:16 AM, PDT

The legendary Kane Hodder, whose film contributions are many, but is most known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Part VII, Friday the 13th Part VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X), has a documentary coming out about his intriguing life called To Hell and Back, and a new clip from the film has been released. Also: details on the Sdcc 2017 exclusive Twin Peaks sign, Central Park and Inheritance Dances with Films screening info, release details on the Camera Obscura soundtrack and White Raven release.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story: "In a candid moment, Robert Englund reveals that horror films used to not garner much respect among the film industry, but is now “a go-to, popcorn ingredient in the soul of Hollywood.” Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) describes stories of Kane’s strong relationship with his fans, while Ted White (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter »

- Tamika Jones

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