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Walker Stalker Con to Bring The Dead Truth Immersive Experience to Atlanta This October

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If you saw the posts on the Walker Stalker Con Twitter account on Friday, you may have thought that they had been hacked by a group called The Dead Truth. If so, you can put those cyberspace worries aside and replace it with excitement for this year's Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, because it's been revealed that The Dead Truth is actually a one-time-only immersive experience that will take place the week of the fifth annual ultimate Walking Dead celebration.

Details on The Dead Truth were announced on Fan Fest, where it was revealed that the event will be "part scavenger hunt, part escape room, part immersive theatre," with participants will be traveling to various locations in Atlanta to solve horror-themed puzzles and discover just what exactly The Dead Truth is.

Here's what Nick Floyd, Creative Director of The Dead Truth, had to say about the experience, which is in many »

- Derek Anderson

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Of Unknown Origin (1983)

19 August 2017 8:36 AM, PDT

Man versus Nature, Man versus Beast, Man versus Food; all mythical in status to varying degrees and most represented on the silver screen. Of Unknown Origin (1983) tackles the middle myth with a tongue firmly planted in its giant rat infested cheek and is an obsessive tour through a domestic hellscape.

Released in November by Warner Brothers, and produced in conjunction with some of that glorious Canadian tax shelter money (you’re welcome, eh), Of Unknown Origin only made back a quarter of its $4 million budget. It didn’t wow the critics either, although Peter Weller (Robocop) was singled out for his wry performance as the put upon vermin victim.

Bart Hughes (Weller) has it all; the perfect wife (Shannon Tweed, in her feature film debut) and son, a high paying job, and a beautiful brownstone in New York. (Read: Montreal. Tax coin. Beauty.) Wife and child head off for a »

- Scott Drebit

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Sonny Landham Has Passed Away

19 August 2017 5:28 AM, PDT

He had a strength on screen that was both palpable and genuine, and although his memorable screen presence will live on forever, it is with great sadness that we share the news that actor Sonny Landham has passed away at the age of 76.

According to the Associated Press, Landham passed away from congestive heart failure on August 17th at a hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Landham's sister, Dawn Boehler, confirmed the sad news.

An actor and stunt man, Landham is perhaps best known for his role as Billy, one of the commandos who goes up against a vicious alien hunter in the seminal sci-fi action film Predator.

Landham also had roles in several movies that have gone on to become only more beloved with the passing of time, including The Warriors, 48 Hrs., Poltergeist, and Southern Comfort. Landham also worked behind the camera, directing 1996's Billy Lone Bear, in which he also starred. »

- Derek Anderson

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Crypt of Curiosities: Ho Meng Hua’s Black Magic Duology

18 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT

What do you think of when you read the words “black magic”? Covens of witches? Cackling necromancers? Card games? Or maybe, you think of gross Asian horror. For over forty years, the black magic sub-genre has dominated all sorts of weird cinema discussions, encompassing a myriad of films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia focused on hexes, curses, and witchcraft. Since there are tons of these films out there, it can be daunting to find where to jump in, but for my money, there’s no better place to start than at the beginning, with Ho Meng Hua’s genre-defining duology, Black Magic.

Ho Meng Hua was, without a doubt, one of the oddest directors working for the fabled Shaw Brothers studio. In the 1960s, he made a quadrilogy of fantastical films based on the legendary Journey to the West, and when the ’70s rolled around, he jumped right on »

- Perry Ruhland

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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Their Favorite 1980s Horror Film Directorial Debuts on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

18 August 2017 11:56 AM, PDT

If you listened to our Class of 1987 episode of Corpse Club, you heard us gush about the abundance of great horror films to come out that year, but the entire decade is a golden era for the genre, particularly for first-time directors just beginning their filmmaking careers. From Camp Crystal Lake to the creepy confines of Hill House, the new episode of Corpse Club takes a look back at some of the most memorable horror/thriller feature film debuts to come out of the ’80s.

In the latest "Horrigins" installment of Corpse Club, co-hosts Patrick Bromley and Heather Wixson each select their top five favorite ’80s film debuts from directors who began their careers in the horror and thriller genres with movies like Night of the Creeps, Friday the 13th Part 2, Sleepaway Camp, Clue, and many more. So, make sure there isn't a severed head in your fridge, check »

- Derek Anderson

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Flashback Weekend 2017: Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Ronee Blakley Discuss Social Issues of A Nightmare On Elm Street & Remember Wes Craven [Part 2]

18 August 2017 11:08 AM, PDT

From August 4th through August 6th, Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con took over the Windy City, and Daily Dead was on hand for all the horror-fied festivities. Throughout all three days, this writer served as one of Flashback’s co-hosts, and brought back some highlights from several of the panels held over the course of the convention.

Below is the first part of our excerpts from the panel featuring the women of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Ronee Blakley. The actresses discussed how the landmark film from Wes Craven helped define a generation of kids who were directly affected by divorce, and they also shared stories from their experiences collaborating with Craven. In case you missed it, you can read part 1 of our A Nightmare on Elm Street panel coverage Here.

One thing I want to discuss is the relationship between Marge and Nancy in Nightmare. »

- Heather Wixson

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Alamo Drafthouse and Syfy to Screen Evil Dead 2 in the Woods with Bruce Campbell in Attendance

18 August 2017 9:10 AM, PDT

Alamo Drafthouse is heading to the woods to summon an ancient evil and a whole lot of fun this September with their outdoor screening of Evil Dead 2. Part of the theater's Alamo20 anniversary events, the outdoor screening will be attended by the groovy Bruce Campbell, who will be autographing his new book, Hail to the Chin:

Press Release: Austin, TX --- August 18, 2017 --- A truly rockin' cast reunion of one of this century's most fun cult films. An on-location birthday party for Steven Spielberg's monumental science-fiction classic. And perhaps the funniest horror film ever made, screened in the woods... with Bruce Campbell. The third wave of Alamo Drafthouse's year-long cycle of 'Alamo20' anniversary events is here, providing die-hard fans across the country with three can't-miss cinematic spectacles.

On September 26th in Los Angeles, Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death. are celebrating Mondo's new vinyl reissue of »

- Derek Anderson

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Forbidden Tomes: Just How It Is – The Normality of Flannery O’Connor’s Horror Stories

18 August 2017 8:44 AM, PDT

For decades, the Southern Gothic genre has dominated the depiction of American life. Authors like Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Carson McCullers have depicted the American South as an almost mystical region where the fear of God hovers thickly in the air and madness pricks at everyone’s overheated minds. One of the most disturbing practitioners of this genre is Flannery O’Connor, but the author never accepted it as her own. O’Connor insisted that her stories were simply depictions of Southern life as it really was, grotesqueries and all—her intention was not to unsettle or evoke horror. For someone who did not witness this environment firsthand, it’s hard to accept that this is simply a look at how Southern life is; because her stories are truly so horrifying.

One of her most famous stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” has the dawning-nightmare effect of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery. »

- Ben Larned

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Seth Rogen, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, and Dominic Cooper Talk Preacher Season 2

18 August 2017 8:11 AM, PDT

Along with a roomful of journalists, Daily Dead participated in the Preacher press conference at this summer's Comic-Con in San Diego, and we have highlights from the event that will be of interest to fans of the series, including comments from executive producer Seth Rogen and co-stars Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, and Dominic Cooper.

Tulip and Jesse are kind of meant to be, but Cassidy is over there waiting in the wings whenever Jesse messes up. Is there any hope for the two of them?

Joseph Gilgun: He’s like a turd that won’t flush, Cassidy. That relationship is constantly weighing—I don’t know what the turds weigh—but anyway, he loathes it. I know that feeling. I think everyone’s had that at some stage, and it’s really long and drawn-out for him, it’s a bloody shame. And he wants to be honest, he »

- Derek Anderson

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“Many Will Enter, Only One Will Leave” in New Clip from Blood Drive Episode 1.11

18 August 2017 7:38 AM, PDT

Anyone who watches Blood Drive knows that Slink can't always be trusted, and the host of the show's titular race has devious plans in mind for Arthur and Grace in next week's episode that's teased in a new clip that you can watch right now.

Blood Drive Episode 1.11 airs on Wednesday, August 23rd on Syfy. Check out the new clip below and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

"On Blood Drive Season 1, Episode 11: Arthur and Grace look forward to being done with Slink once and for all but Slink may have other plans...

Blood Drive | Season 1, Episode 11: "Episode XI: Rise of the Primo"

It’s a battle royale to name the new head of the Blood Drive, and, naturally, not everyone survives.

Los Angeles 1999 - The Future: where water is a scarce as oil, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Highlights: Star Trek Beer, Rob Zombie’s 13 Nights of Halloween, Kindred Spirits and Evil Things, Screambox’s Bloody Disgusting Collection, The Evil In Us, Evolution, American Gods

18 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT

For Trek fans, collectors, beer connoisseurs, and everyone in between, here comes Shmaltz Brewing Company's Star Trek Symbiosis, a collector's edition item to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Rob Zombie's 13 Nights of Halloween, premiere details for Kindred Spirits and Evil Things, release details for both Screambox's Bloody Disgusting Collection and The Evil in Us, a look at the new comic book series Evolution, and guests from American Gods are set to attend Famous Monsters Halloween Convention.

Shmaltz Brewing Company's Star Trek Beer: Press Release: "Clifton Park, NY -- Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -- Shmaltz Brewing Company nationally rolls out its unique Collector's Edition release StarTrek Symbiosis® to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. With an incredible debut at Comic-Con International (San Diego) and the official launch at the "Star Trek Las Vegas" convention, Star Trek Symbiosis® is »

- Tamika Jones

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Flashback Weekend 2017: Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Ronee Blakley Reflect on A Nightmare On Elm Street [Part 1]

17 August 2017 3:49 PM, PDT

From August 4th through August 6th, Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con took over the Windy City, and Daily Dead was on hand for all the horror-fied festivities. Throughout all three days, this writer served as one of Flashback’s co-hosts, and brought back some highlights from several of the panels held over the course of the convention.

Below is the first part of our excerpts from the panel featuring the women of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Ronee Blakley. The trio discussed their careers at the point of being involved with the first film in the Nightmare franchise, how the project came about, and their experiences seeing Wes Craven’s landmark film for the very first time.

Be sure to check back here on Daily Dead for more from the women of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

I would love to start off by hearing »

- Heather Wixson

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Mind-Blowing Skydiving Featured in New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip Zomics

17 August 2017 2:46 PM, PDT

Since the first panels premiered on Daily Dead during Comic-Con, we've been excited to showcase artist Jeff Fuller's living dead comic strip Zomics, which finds the macabre humor in the everyday horrors of a zombie apocalypse. We'll be releasing a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share the latest panel with Daily Dead readers today!

This week's installment of Zomics is a reminder that you should always make everything is secure—including your brain—when you jump out of an airplane... especially if you're a zombie with a decomposing body.

In case you missed Fuller's previous Zomics panels, you can check out all of them in the gallery below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead next Thursday for another installment!

Influenced by Dr. Seuss and The Addams Family creator Charles Addams, Fuller has worked as an award-winning art director for nearly a quarter of a century, »

- Derek Anderson

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Check Out “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin’s New Night Of The Living Dead Poster & Other Artwork for Below the Line 2 Art Exhibition

17 August 2017 12:28 PM, PDT

Time after time, “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin has given horror fans new ways to look at and appreciate their favorite films through his imaginative artwork, and his new poster for George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead is no exception. Beginning September 8th, you can view Pullin's new eye-popping print in person at Below the Line 2: An Exhibition of Modern Movie Art in Hamilton, Ontario, and we have a look at some of the amazing horror movie posters that will be featured at the exhibit, including Pullin's new creation.

Below, check out our first look at Pullin's new Night of the Living Dead poster and other artwork that will be featured at Below the Line 2, which runs at the same time as Hamilton's art-centric SuperCrawl Weekend. To learn more, visit Below the Line 2's official Facebook page and read on for additional details:

"Below the Line 2: An Exhibition »

- Derek Anderson

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Check Out Preview Pages from Gary Gianni’s Monstermen And Other Scary Stories Comic Book Collection

17 August 2017 11:48 AM, PDT

With a new Hellboy movie on the way, now is a great time to revisit Mike Mignola's comic book universe, which features entries from a wide range of immensely imaginative artists and authors, including this year's standalone graphic novel Into the Silent Sea, co-written by Gary Gianni. Gianni's own Monstermen and Other Scary Stories, which spun out of early Hellboy issues, returns to bookstores on August 22nd from Dark Horse, and to celebrate the collection's re-release, we've been provided with a set of preview pages to share with Daily Dead readers.

"Gary Gianni created one of the strangest occult detective teams in comics history: millionaire filmmaker Lawrence St. George and his associate, Benedict, of the venerable guild of Corpus Monstrum. They navigate a peculiar and deadly world plagued by squid pirates, zombie cowboys, abominable snowmen, mustachioed skulls, and fat, flying demons.

Gianni’s meticulous and evocative art combined with »

- Derek Anderson

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Skinwalker Chases Human Prey in our Exclusive Clip from The Monster Project

17 August 2017 11:07 AM, PDT

They went looking for monsters, but they had no idea that they would literally encounter them. A group of filmmakers find out the hard way that their new interviewees have a tendency to bite the hand that films them in the new movie The Monster Project, and ahead of its August 18th On Demand and Digital HD release from Epic Pictures Group, we've been provided with an exclusive clip for Daily Dead readers to enjoy.

"In a chilling and inventive take on the classic monster movie genre, The Monster Project follows a group of aspiring horror filmmakers, eager to raise their YouTube subscriber count, who post an online casting call for “real life” monsters to interview for their documentary. They find three participants and choose to film them sharing their haunted experiences in a mansion in the woods on the night of a lunar eclipse. The production suddenly turns into »

- Derek Anderson

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New Video Goes Behind the Scenes of “The Baby Factory” on The Strain Season 4

17 August 2017 9:58 AM, PDT

In the apocalypse of The Strain, humans are no longer the top species, and the vampiric strigoi use them in whatever ways they see fit... no matter how horrifying they may be. A new behind-the-scenes video for season 4 goes inside "The Baby Factory," quite possibly the most horrifying place in the undead new world of The Strain.

Watch the new video below, and in case you missed it, check here to see what's to come in the next episode of The Strain.

"B+ blood is a delicacy? Go Inside The Strain for a look at the vampires' horrifying secret.

The Strain is FX’s high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, former head of the Center for Disease Control, Canary Team in New York City. After he and his team were called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Trailer for Toho’s Animated Godzilla Movie Reveals Pivotal Showdown in the Future

17 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

Before Godzilla returns to the big screen in live-action form, you can see the radioactive reptile wreak havoc in Toho's new animated Godzilla movie that will be released on Netflix after a theatrical run in Japan. The Japanese trailer for the film takes you into the future for an epic showdown between humans and the creature who now rules their world.

"Since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, “Godzilla” has become a colossal cultural icon loved by millions around the world. The 2016 release of “Shin Godzilla”, directed by Hideaki Anno, reinvigorated the franchise with a novel and realistic depiction of the iconic monster story, earning 82.5 million Us dollars at the box-office and capturing the imagination of new and old fans alike. Now in 2017, Godzilla evolves in an unexpected direction as a feature-length animated film.

The animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory -- a harsh world »

- Derek Anderson

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L Pays Light a Visit in New Clip from Netflix’s Death Note Movie

17 August 2017 7:48 AM, PDT

"I always wondered if you had a line." Many fans of the Death Note franchise may find L to be just as intriguing as Light, and you can see both of the key characters together in a new clip from Netflix's Death Note movie ahead of its August 25th premiere.

"One wrong move and the game is over. See Light and L face off on Death Note, streaming on Netflix August 25th.

What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?

We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young »

- Derek Anderson

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“Beware the Cannibals” in Official Trailer for Channel Zero: No-end House

16 August 2017 7:00 PM, PDT

Once you walk through its doorway, it swallows you into a living nightmare where the suburbs aren't what they seem and someone—or something—laughs maniacally behind a mirror. Ahead of its mid-September premiere, the many nightmares of Channel Zero: No-End House are teased in the official trailer that takes you through the rooms of a house where the haunts get personal.

Channel Zero: No-End House premieres on Wednesday, September 20th on Syfy. Directed by Steven Piet, executive produced by Nick Antosca, and based on Brian Russell's creepypasta, the second season of the series contains six one-hour episodes. The preceding first season was based on Kris Straub's Candle Cove, and a third installment is also moving forward at Syfy.

Having seen the first episode at its world premiere Comic-Con screening, I can assure you that No-End House is superbly paced, deeply unsettling entertainment. At times it »

- Derek Anderson

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