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1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness to Celebrate its World Premiere on October 6th at Beyond Fest

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It was a time when horror reigned supreme, when slasher icons stabbed their way through cinemas, when practical effects oozed from the pores of mind-bending creations that had to be seen on the big screen to be believed. It was the ’80s, and this magical era of horror is dissected with more than 40 top-level interviews in the new film In Search of Darkness: The Definitive ’80s Horror Documentary.

Featuring Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures author and Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson as one of the documentary's interviewees and producers, In Search of Darkness will make its world premiere at Beyond Fest this Halloween season.

In Search of Darkness will screen at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theater on Sunday, October 6th at 6:00pm. We have the official festival trailer and press release with more details below, and to learn more about the world premiere screening,
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Tiff Review: ‘Color Out of Space,’ Featuring Nicolas Cage at His Cage-iest, Feels Beamed from Another Planet

“The way it’s made an’ the way it works ain’t like no way o’ God’s world. It’s some’at from beyond.”

H.P. Lovecraft, Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space has long been one of H.P. Lovecraft’s scariest stories and central to that is its focus on a fear of not just the unknowable but the intangible, the things happening all around us all the time that we can’t even begin to perceive or comprehend. Lovecraft himself saw the story as a direct confrontation of contemporary sci-fi writers who thought of aliens in terms of human physicality and organization; a rebuke of the idea that when contact is made that we could remotely understand or be understood.

This is precisely why South African genre filmmaker Richard Stanley was an excellent choice to adapt it. Before being sent to director’s jail for
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Frightfest 2019: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ Review

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Stars: Miles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hannah Marks, Chukwudi Iwuji, Griffin Robert Faulkner, Nathan Reid, Chase Sui Wonders, Andrew Bridges, Peter McRobbie | Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer, Brian DeLeeuw | Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer

Based on co-writer Brian DeLeeuw’s novel In This Way I Was Saved, Daniel Isn’t Real is the second feature from director Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate). Dark, disturbing and beautifully made, it takes the basic idea of an evil imaginary friend and twists it into a chilling and intense nightmare that goes to some unexpected places.

Daniel Isn’t Real begins in New York, where eight year old Luke (Griffin Robert Faulkner) gains an imaginary friend called Daniel (Nathan Reid) as a way of coping with both his divorcing parents and the fact that he’s just stumbled upon the aftermath of a mass shooting. However, when Daniel
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Class of 1989: Different Suits, Same Society: The Shunting Influence

[We're celebrating some of the most memorable horror and sci-fi movies of 1989 this month in Daily Dead's Class of 89 retrospective series! Check back on Daily Dead throughout the rest of August for more special features celebrating the 30th anniversaries of a wide range of horror and sci-fi films!]

It wasn’t until the first few years of the ’90s that the 1989 film Society found its way onto my radar because of the twenty-something video store clerk, who carried a copy of the latest Fangoria magazine rolled into his back pocket, who would slip rated-r films my way without my parents’ consent. It was always in his “Employee Picks” section, most often already rented with only the lone slipcase left for my young mind to try and piece together what this film could be about. But the video store guru, who introduced me to horror films like Don’t Look Now and The Changeling, loaned me his personal copy of the film and, after getting a large pizza and a one-liter of Dr. Pepper, I took it straight home.

I still remember that evening as vividly as I remember my first kiss, the horror movie I snuck into after
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Best of Frightfest: ‘Return of the Living Dead 3’ Dir. Brian Yuzna

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. The next film on our list is Return of the Living Dead 3.

Now Frightfest doesn’t just screen new movies, they also like to give fresh big screen outings to long forgotten films. Sometimes these screenings are based around a particular guest attending, such as this year’s Tenebrae screening in honour of Dario Argento. Other times it’s to coincide with a new home entertainment release, which is exactly how Brian Yuzna’s Return of the Living Dead 3 screened in 2017.

Though technically the third Return of the Living Dead film, in many ways Return of the Living Dead 3 can be viewed as a stand alone feature. The only thing that links it to
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The Society: Trailer and Release Date for new Netflix Series

Kirsten Howard Apr 30, 2019

A bunch of teens get a renewed sense of freedom in Netflix's new drama series...

There's a new Netflix series on the way in a couple of weeks that could be worth a watch. The Society - sadly nothing to do with Brian Yuzna's body horror classic, Society - is aiming for a The 100 meets Lord Of The Flies kinda vibe, as a group of teenagers are "mysteriously transported" to a strange version of their home town that has the added bonus (for some) of "no parents."

Soon, the kids' off the chain approach to living descends into dangerous territory, as they try to piece together why they're at the centre of these strange events, and how to get back to reality.

The Society Trailer

Here's the first trailer...

The series stars Rachel Keller, Kathryn Newton, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, Jacques Colimon, Sean Berdy, Toby Wallace,
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It’s Not What You Think It Is! Society Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah

“You were right Billy, I am a butthead!”

Society (1989) screens Midnights this weekend (March 29th and 30th) at The Moolah Theater and Lounge as part of Destroy the Brain’s monthly Late Nite Grindhouse film series.

Society (1989) directed by Brian Yuzna (producer of Re-animator) is a strange horror/sci-fi satire on the yuppie way of life.

Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock – great as our perplexed and horrified hero.) begins to suspect that there’s something very wrong with his snobbish family, is he imagining it or are they… inhuman?!

Society is one original and shocking black comedy. There’s never a dull moment in the wacky story, which starts out as a paranoia mystery then only gets increasingly weird from there on out. It all builds to a warped finale that you won’t forget! It’s one of those surreal and gruesome terrors that makes you wonder if you
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John Carl Buechler, Horror Effects Legend and Director, Dies at 66

John Carl Buechler, Horror Effects Legend and Director, Dies at 66
As you might imagine when it comes to being a horror movie fan, on top of loving and having an encyclopedia-level knowledge of directors and actors and scream queens, even the casual fan also takes great notice of the people behind the scenes of the make-up effects. One such hero of the gore galore genre is actor, writer, producer, director, special effects artist John Carl Buechler. And today we have the unfortunate news that after being diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in 2019, Buechler has passed away at the age of 66.

As mentioned-above, Buechler is best known for his work as special effects makeup designer on such creepy classics as Luca Bercovici's Ghoulies, Troll, Crawlspace, TerrorVision, Stuart Gordon's Dolls and From Beyond, Cellar Dweller, and Renny Harlin's Prison. He also contributed effects to Brian Yuzna's Bride of Re-Animator, Adam Simon's Carnosaur, and Adam Green's original Hatchet.
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Director Julian Richards Gives The Lowdown On His Latest Film ‘Reborn’

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The first weekend Saturday in November saw everyone’s favourite genre team host their annual all-day scare-a-thon. The event, which was held at Cineworld’s Leicester Square, screened six of the newest offerings on the genre scene. In fact the first film, Reborn, was so new, it had literally just come out of the edit mere hours before its debut as the opening film.

Directed by Julian Richards, Reborn tells the story of Tess (Kayleigh Gilbert), a teenage girl who sets out on a mission to find her birth mother (played by Barbara Crampton). On paper that doesn’t sound very scary so we should add that Tess was a still-birth brought back-to-life during an electrical storm. She’s spent the entirety of her sixteen years in the captivity of the morgue worker whom discovered her. Mistreated by him, and armed with an unforeseen side effect of her resurrection,
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Frightfest Halloween Interview: Julian Richards on ‘Reborn’ and more!

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Ahead of the World premiere screening of Reborn at Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween – which takes place at Cineworld, Leicester Square on November 3rd 2018, Julian Richards discusses the torturerous challenges of Daddy’s Girl, why he wishes every actress was like Barbara Crampton and future plans, including directing the English language remake of Rabies.

After six years away from directing, you have two films, Reborn and Daddy’s Girl poised for distribution. Why these two very different films now?

My previous film Shiver was completed in 2012 and it took longer for me to get back into the directing saddle because of commitments I had to my sales company Jinga Films. The company was growing quickly and needed more of my time and energy. We had grown from handling three films a year to handling ten films a year and our titles were getting stronger. At the same time my wife and
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Now on Blu-ray: Lovecraft Lives In Dagon & Beyond Re-animator From Vestron Video

Lionsgate's specialty imprint Vestron Video Collector's Series soldiers on with the North American Blu-ray debuts of a pair of H. P. Lovecraft adaptations from Brian Yuzna's Fantastic Factory. First up is the 2001 Stuart Gordon directed Dagon, a tale of a family stranded on an island of fish-god worshippers. Next up is the third (and final?) installment in the Re-Animator series, Beyond Re-Animator, from 2003, which finds Dr. Herbert West continuing his research behind bars. Are these films worth the upgrade from their ancient DVD releases? Check out further details below....

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July 24th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include John Carpenter’s In The Mouth Of Madness Collector’s Edition, Dagon, Beyond Re-animator

July 24th is yet another great day to be a genre fan, because we have a ton of killer Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to, including Scream Factory’s incredible Collector’s Edition of In the Mouth of Madness.

Scream Factory has also put together a Blu-ray for Carpenter’s Memoirs of an Invisible Man, and we also have two other great cult classics coming our way this week in HD, courtesy of Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series: Brian Yuzna’s Beyond Re-Animator and Stuart Gordon’s Dagon. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, Code Red is resurrecting Love Me Deadly.

Other notable releases for July 24th include Ready Player One, I Am A Hero, Incident in Ghostland, House Shark, Sunset Society, and The Incantation.

Beyond Re-Animator: Vestron Video Collector’s Series

After causing the Miskatonic University Massacre, Dr. Herbert West has been serving
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Blu-ray Review: Dagon [Vestron Video Collector’s Series]

No filmmaker has been more successful at bringing the work of H.P. Lovecraft to the screen than Stuart Gordon, and perhaps no Stuart Gordon film is more successful at adapting Lovecraft than 2001’s Dagon. It may not be as focused and entertaining as Re-Animator, the first Lovecraft adaptation from Gordon and screenwriter Dennis Paoli, nor is it as wild and colorfully gory as their second, From Beyond, but Dagon gets at the spirit of Lovecraft more faithfully than their more popular and better-known efforts. It may just be the most Lovecraftian movie ever made.

Adapted from Lovecraft’s 1931 novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Dagon casts Ezra Godden as Paul, a stockbroker vacationing in Spain with his girlfriend (Birgit Bofarull) and some friends, when a storm hits and destroys their boat. Paul and his girlfriend are brought to a small fishing village called Imboca, and, while searching for the rest of their missing party,
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New Trailer for Vestron’s Upcoming Beyond Re-animator Blu-ray

Hot on the heels of Stuart Gordon's Dagon being announced as a new entry to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series, Brian Yuzna's Beyond Re-Animator has now been added to Vestron's limited edition Blu-ray lineup with the same release date of July 24th. Here's a look at a new trailer for the upcoming release:

Press Release: The Vestron cult classic horror series continues with Beyond Re-Animator, coming to Blu-ray on July 24th with all new special features!

Street Date: 7/24/18

Blu-ray Srp: $39.97

Program Description

Go beyond your wildest fear when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the third entry in the iconic Re-Animator series, Beyond Re-Animator, arriving on limited edition Blu-ray on July 24 from Lionsgate. Directed by horror veteran Brian Yuzna and starring Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West, everyone’s favorite mad scientist continues his re-animation research, turning the penitentiary he’s been incarcerated in for the
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Lionsgate to Release Beyond Re-Animator on Blu-ray as a Special Edition

Tagline: "Welcome to Death Row. The Doctor Will See You Now." Lionsgate will show Brian Yuzna's Beyond Re-Animator on Blu-ray, this July. This latest version will be a limited edition Blu-ray, with lots of new special features. Part of the Vestron Video Collector Series, this third film in the series stars Jeffrey Combs (The Frighteners) as Dr. Herbert West. In prison, West teams up with another doctor. The results of their experiments turn the prison into a hellish monster factory. The film also stars: Jason Barry ("Sons of Anarchy"), Elsa Pataky (Fast & Furious 6) and Javier Sandoval (Dagon). The latest details on this unique release are hosted here. The new special features are numerous. The latest extras include: interviews with director Yuzna and actor Combs, isolated score selections and a production art gallery by illustrator Richard Raaphorst. A music video and a featurette will return in this version.
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‘Beyond Re-Animator’ Being Re-Animated on Limited Edition Blu-ray

The cult classic Beyond Re-Animator is heading to blu-ray and with a limited edition release from the same studio that brought you the Blu-ray release of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. Beyond Re-Animator (2003) followed the the mad scientist Herbert West as he serves prison time for causing a massacre. The Re-Animator franchise consisted three films, beginning with Re-Animator in 1985. Below are all the details about the limited edition release as well as a trailer.

Go beyond your wildest fear when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the third entry in the iconic Re-Animator series, Beyond Re-Animator, arriving on limited edition Blu-ray on July 24 from Lionsgate. Directed by horror veteran Brian Yuzna and starring Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West, everyone’s favorite mad scientist continues his re-animation research, turning the penitentiary he’s been incarcerated in for the past 14 years into a new branch of hell. Beyond Re-Animator is loaded with all-new special features,
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Vestron’s Beyond Re-Animator Coming to Blu-ray 7/24

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Go beyond your wildest fear when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the third entry in the iconic Re-Animator series, Beyond Re-Animator, arriving on limited edition Blu-ray™ on July 24 from Lionsgate. Directed by horror veteran Brian Yuzna (The Dentist, Faust, Return of the Living Dead III) and starring Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West, …

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon Available on Blu-ray July 24th – A Vestron Horror Classic!

The Vestron cult classic horror series continues with Dagon (2001), coming to Blu-ray on July 24th with all new special features!

H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic tale comes to life when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the modern retelling of the horror classic Dagon on limited edition Blu-ray on July 24 from Lionsgate. Directed by horror mastermind Stuart Gordon (Dolls,Re-Animator) and starring Ezra Godden, evil rises and a legend unleashes the rage of Hell after a yacht crashes on the Spanish coast and the survivors are forced to face their nightmares. Packed with all-new, never-before-seen special features, including interviews with Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, as well as a conceptual art gallery from artist Richard Raaphorst, and featuring custom illustrated art, the restored and remastered Dagon limited edition Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Residents of a fishing village tempted by greed evolve into
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H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Dagon’ is Getting A New Limited Edition Blu-Ray Release

Dagon, based on the short story from critically-acclaimed fantasy horror writer H.P. Lovecraft in 1917, was previously adapted to film in 2001. The fantasy horror film directed by Stuart Gordon and starred Ezra Godden, Brendan Price, Javier Sandoval and Macarena Gómez. The film is now coming to in-home release in a limited edition Blu-ray via Lionsgate and it looks to be loaded with bonus features. Below are all the details on the special release.

H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic tale comes to life when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the modern retelling of the horror classic Dagon on limited edition Blu-ray on July 24 from Lionsgate. Directed by horror mastermind Stuart Gordon (Dolls, Re-Animator) and starring Ezra Godden, evil rises and a legend unleashes the rage of Hell after a yacht crashes on the Spanish coast and the survivors are forced to face their nightmares. Packed with all-new, never-before-seen special features,
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Lovecraft Lives! Vestron Video Announces Dagon and Beyond Re-animator For Blu-ray This Summer

The terrifying tales of H.P. Lovecraft are the gift that keeps on giving to horror cinema, and the Vestron Video Collector's Series will celebrate a pair of more recent, underseen adaptations this summer with the releases of Stuart Gordon's Dagon and Brian Yuzna's final entry in the Re-Animator series, Beyond Re-animator. The old gods would smile to know that they will be given new life with these upcoming releases, both packed with extras. Check out the details below and await your soggy fate when the releases hit store shelves July 24th!...

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