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Interview: Ryan Gregory Phillips Talks Blending Genres for His Horror/Sci-Fi Thriller Shortwave

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Arriving on VOD this Tuesday, October 24th is Ryan Gregory Phillips’ sci-fi/horror mash-up Shortwave, which explores the phenomena of shortwave radio signals, and the dark and deadly secrets that they can carry along various frequencies. The film stars Cristobal Tapia Montt, Juanita Ringeling, Kyle Davis, and Sara Malakul Lane, and follows a couple (Montt and Ringeling) as they try to rebuild their lives after their daughter was abducted, but their new home is somehow tied into her abduction, and we see how the introduction of shortwave communication brings some harsh realities into the light.

Daily Dead recently chatted with Phillips about Shortwave, and he discussed blending genres for his ambitious feature, the integral part sound design plays in the film, as well as collaborating with his Dp Lucas Gath, and more.

We've seen films that featured some of the concepts you’ve used in this before—shortwave radio spectrums, »

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Watch the Cookie Monster Play Sheriff Graham in Sesame Street’s Parody of The Walking Dead

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In the past, we've seen The Muppets parody horror films like Alien, and now Sesame Street is getting in on the frightening fun with a video spoof of The Walking Dead, in which the Cookie Monster unleashes his inner Rick Grimes while trying to survive the living dead-esque Crumbies.

You can watch The Walking Gingerbread below (via Bloody Disgusting), and in case you missed it, check here to catch up on our previous season 8 coverage of The Walking Dead.

"The Crumbies come from a bad batch of cookies and are eating everyone's cookies! The cookies are only safe if they aren't opened. Will Sheriff Graham learn to control his hunger for everyone's safety? Will the boxes of cookies ever be safe again?"

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Star Trek: Discovery Renewed for a Second Season by CBS All Access

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Looking to further expand their adventures in the far reaches of space, CBS All Access has officially renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a second season:

Press Release: New York – Oct. 23, 2017 – CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced today the second season renewal of its hit original series Star Trek: Discovery.

“In just six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the ‘Star Trek’ legacy. We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.”

The launch of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All »

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Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Tops the Box Office

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"The night she came home!" Madea returned to the Halloween season with a vengeance this past weekend to slice into the top spot of the box office.

According to Box Office Mojo, Tyler Perry's new horror comedy Boo 2! A Madea Halloween enjoyed an estimated $21.65 million opening in the Us in its opening weekend, taking the top spot from Happy Death Day, which raked in an estimated $26.5 million over Friday the 13th weekend and moved to the third slot in the box office rankings after bringing in $9.37 million in its second weekend in theaters.

The first Madea Halloween film grossed around $73 million in the Us, and it looks like the follow-up film (featuring Perry's trademark approach to comedy and his iconic character) is on a similar track to success.

Despite Happy Death Day dipping down quite a bit from its $26.5 million opening weekend, the Blumhouse film has now raked in around $40 million domestically, »

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Get a Look at What’s to Come in the “All Out War” of The Walking Dead Season 8 in New Preview Video

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"All Out War" is once again underway, and with the united communities throwing the first lead-riddled punch against The Saviors, a new preview video teases what's to come this season in what looks to be a violent chess match between Rick and Negan.

The Walking Dead Episode 8.02 – "The Damned": "The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds. As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face."

"The Damned" premieres on Sunday, October 29th at 9:00pm Et on AMC. Keep an eye out for more updates on the new season right here on Daily Dead, and check here for our previous coverage of the AMC series.

Season 8 synopsis: "Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.

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