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Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker with Sam Wineman

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Welcome back for an all-new installment of Let’s Scare Bryan to Death. This month, I’m talking with Sam Wineman, who you may know as a director, musician, writer, podcaster, and master chef. I may have made that last one up, but what I’m saying is the dude is all-around talented. He’s also just been announced as the director for an upcoming documentary on the history of queer horror to be released on Shudder.

I was lucky enough to catch up with Wineman to chat about the 1982 slasher film Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker. Directed by William Asher, the film follows Billy (Jimmy McNichol), a high school senior getting ready to graduate and hopefully go off to college with his girlfriend, Julie (Julia Duffy). Alas, this doesn’t sit well with his aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell), whose attachment to him is progressing nicely into obsession. When her attempt
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Smackdown '72: Meet the Panelists!

Our summer series "Supporting Actress Smackdown" returns on Sunday April 28th with a deep dive into the 1972 Oscar lineup:

Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid

Eileen Heckart, Butterflies Are Free

Geraldine Page, Pete N' Tillie

Susan Tyrrell, Fat City

Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure

That's just two weeks away! So make sure to get your votes in (1 to 5 hearts for each of those performances that you've seen) since readers are the final collective panelist.

Want to meet the other panelists? Yeah, you do!

Please Welcome...
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Contest: Win Rockula on Blu-ray

After playing the Leatherface-loving horror fan known as "Chainsaw" in Carl Reiner's Summer School, Dean Cameron played a vampire rock star with some serious bite in Rockula, and with the 1990 horror comedy coming to Blu-ray on March 20th, Scream Factory provided us with three high-def copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Rockula.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Rockula Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 26th. This
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Scream Factory’s Rockula Blu-ray Special Features Include New Interview with Actor Dean Cameron

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Ralph is a rock star with some serious bite, and he's coming to home media this March in a new Blu-ray release of 1990's Rockula. If you can't wait to sink your teeth into the bloodthirsty horror comedy, then perhaps Scream Factory can satisfy your crimson cravings with the Blu-ray's full list of special features, including a new interview with Dean Cameron, also known as "Chainsaw" from Summer School:

From Scream Factory: "If you're a fan of our upcoming March 20th Blu-ray release of Rockula then we hope you'll enjoy sinking your fangs into some blood-thirsty extras that we've cooked up!

- New Audio Commentary With Director Luca Bercovici, Actress Tawny Fere And Composer Hilary Bercovici

- New Interview With Director Luca Bercovici

- New Interview With Actor Dean Cameron

- Theatrical Trailer

There's also a reverse cover on the packaging as well! (Pictured below.)

Pre-order now for early
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Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance
'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback featuring daring Albert Finney tour de force As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca
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Review: John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) Starring Jeff Bridges And Stacy Keach; Twilight Time Blu-ray Special Edition

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By John LeMay

Fat City, released in 1972, was something of a “rebound” film for beloved director John Huston, whose previous two films had been flops. Based upon the 1969 novel by Leonard Gardner (who also wrote the screenplay), Fat City follows Stacy Keach as Billy Tully, a small time boxer who never made it big who is living in squalor. When Billy makes a rare return visit to the gym, he meets Ernie (Jeff Bridges, hot off of a Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Last Picture Show). Billy sees some potential in the teenager’s boxing ability and suggests he go see his old manager, Ruben (Nicholas Colasanto—the future “Coach” on Cheers). Ernie does as told, and soon finds himself under Ruben’s optimistic wing, while Billy’s life further deteriorates when he begins an affair with an alcoholic wreck named Oma (Susan Tyrell, who would herself secure a
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Night Warning (1982)

Crazy has always tapped a main vein in horror films; if it didn’t we would be stuck watching films of people being pranked or wronged, who laugh it off and become dentists instead (with all due respect to Corbin Bernsen). Now, of particular interest to me is when the sins of the flesh meet that fracture of the mind; where the lascivious and the lurid tangle in sweaty, blood stained sheets. And 1982 coughed up a doozy (in character and content) with Night Warning, a tale of a very protective aunt who doesn’t want to see her nephew leave the nest.

Also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (a cool title, but neither relate to the story at all), Night Warning was distributed by Comworld Pictures in early ’82 (but didn’t go wide until early ’83) and garnered some good reviews while passing by audiences. Why? Because it was just
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Inside Danny Elfman's Twisted Cult Film 'Forbidden Zone'

Inside Danny Elfman's Twisted Cult Film 'Forbidden Zone'
Long before he wrote the wild, dramatic score for Batman and the twisted song cycle that runs through the beloved Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman's original claim to cinematic fame was far quirkier than anything he'd ever dream up for Tim Burton: He portrayed Satan, dressed in a long-tail white tux, conducting an orchestra of goblins in a run-through of every "hidey-hidey-hidey-ho" in Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." The episode, in the campy 1980 cult hit Forbidden Zone, found the redheaded composer wiggling, shimmying and writhing as he
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Fat City

John Huston sets the bar for director-driven quality filmmaking of the early 1970s. Stacy Keach is a punchy boxing bum who teams up with the ambitious newcomer Jeff Bridges; the glowing discovery is the amazing Susan Tyrell, film history's most convincingly caustic floozy-alcoholic, bar none. Her voice can peel paint, but we love her dearly. Fat City Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date September 8, 2015 / available through the Twilight Time Movies / 20.95 Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto, Art Aragon, Curtis Cokes, Sixto Rodriguez Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Production Designer Richard Sylbert Film Editor Walter Thompson Original Music Kris Kristofferson, Marvin Hamlisch (supervisor) Written by Leonard Gardner from his novel <Produced by John Huston, Ray Stark Directed by John Huston

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This rewarding show is a fine opportunity to catch up on two great talents, John Huston and Stacy Keach.
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On the Hunt: The Films of James B. Harris

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CopAt the ripe age of twenty-six—the two were born within days of each other in 1928—James B. Harris and Stanley Kubrick formed Harris-Kubrick Productions. With Kubrick leading the charge behind the camera and Harris acting as the right-hand-man producer, the duo completed three major critical successes: The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), and Lolita (1962). But where Kubrick’s subsequent work has achieved a supreme, hall-of-fame stature, Harris’s own directorial career—consisting of five excellent movies made across a four-decade span—remains, despite the valiant effort of a few notable English-language critics (Michael Atkinson, Jonathan Rosenbaum), on the relative sidelines. The latest attempt to boost Harris’s reputation: BAMcinématek’s week-long retrospective of Harris’s producing and directing output, selected by “Overdue” co-programmers Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold.Harris and Kubrick stopped working together amidst a pre-production disagreement during the making of what would become Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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Horror Blu-ray Round-Up: From a Whisper to a Scream, War-Gods of the Deep, Satan’s Blade

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We're back with a special round-up, taking a look at three upcoming horror film Blu-rays, two of which star the legendary Vincent Price. Scream Factory revealed the bonus features for the anthology horror film, From a Whisper to a Scream, Kino Lorber has announced they're bringing Jacques Tourneur's War Gods of the Deep, a.k.a. The City Under the Sea, out on Blu-ray with a new extra, and Olive Films has slated a Satan's Blade 30th anniversary Blu-ray for a spring release.

From a Whisper to a Scream: Scream Factory will release From a Whisper to a Scream on Blu-ray beginning April 28th, with bountiful bonus features included.

From Scream Factory: "**Extras for From A Whisper To A Scream Revealed!**

Fans of this underrated 1987 gem with Vincent Price (in his last role in a horror film) are in for a super treat. Check out the extensive line-up
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Horror Round-Up: Penny Dreadful S2 Premiere Date Changed, New Salem S2 Teaser, From a Whisper to a Scream Blu-ray

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We’re back with another horror round-up. This time around, we focus on the slight delay in the upcoming premiere of Penny Dreadful Season 2, a new teaser for the second season of Salem, and details on the new street date for Scream Factory’s From a Whisper to a Scream Blu-ray.

Penny Dreadful: Showtime announced today that Penny Dreadful‘s Season 2 premiere, originally scheduled to air on April 26th, will now instead debut one week later on Sunday, May 3rd at 10pm Et.

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of
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Scream Factory Announces From a Whisper to a Scream Blu-ray

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You might remember paying Oldfield a visit via 1987’s horror anthology film, From a Whisper to a Scream, aka The Offspring, which starred the legendary likes of Vincent Price and Clu Gulager. With their “Shocktober” festivities in full force, Scream Factory is giving fright fans a chance to return to the town of terror with their announcement that they are bringing From a Whisper to a Scream to Blu-ray in February:

“Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with another film to reveal. In Feb 2015, the 1987 anthology horror film From A Whisper To A Scream (also known as The Offspring) will make its debut on the Blu-ray format.

Directed by Jeff Burr (The Stepfather 2, Pumpkinhead II, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III and Puppetmaster 4 & 5), the film stars legendary king of horror Vincent Price, Clu Gulager (The Return of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Susan Tyrell (Angel, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker) and Cameron Mitchell (Silent Scream,
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Flesh+Blood | Blu-ray Review

A film easy to admire but equally hard to love, Paul Verhoeven’s 1985 film Flesh+Blood, his last title to make it to DVD about a decade ago, gets an exciting Blu-ray transfer this month. Notable in multiple regards, this was the last infamous collaboration between Verhoeven and his star Rutger Hauer, the pair having completed five previous films. Reportedly a grueling shoot, and the rising tensions between director and star didn’t help anything, this was also Verhoeven’s first English language film, the first time he didn’t use storyboards, and the last film he would make in his native Netherlands for two decades. While this sounds like a recipe for disaster, there is more to praise than damn in this ambitiously realized portrait of Medieval Europe that’s worthy of reconsideration.

It’s Western Europe in 1510, and amidst the bloodletting, Bubonic plague, and scourging of lands, a
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Like Father, Like Son,' 'The Killing: Third Season'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Like Father, Like Son"

What's It About? Two families are thrown into upheaval when it's discovered there was a mistake at the hospital where their respective sons were born. Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) has to decide what's more important to him, the relationship he's developed with the six-year-old child he thought was his biological son or his "real" son. Hirokazu Kore-eda explores what it means to be a family and a father in this intimate drama.

Why We're In: Kore-eda's a critically acclaimed filmmaker and beloved arthouse auteur whose work deserves to be seen on a wider scale. Don't let the subtitles scare you -- check it out!

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Cry-Baby"

What's It About? Johnny Depp plays a swoon-worthy bad boy who falls for Allison (Amy Locane), a sweet girl who's feeling a little feisty. This doesn't sit well with Allison's
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Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on John Huston's Boxing Neo-Noir 'Fat City'

Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on John Huston's Boxing Neo-Noir 'Fat City'
Auteurs! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama introducing John Huston's 1972 film "Fat City," starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges and Susan Tyrrell.John Huston’s career rebounded after a series of boxoffice duds when this downbeat neo-noir boxing movie became a surprise critical and commercial success. “When you say you want to go to Fat City, it means you want the good life”, explains Leonard Gardner, author of the book and the screenplay. Strikingly shot by Conrad Hall in the long-since-demolished skid row area of Stockton, California.
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Kid-Thing | Review

Another Little Girl Down the Lane…

While the latest feature length film from the Zellner Brothers, Kid-Thing, may not be meant for children, its stammered nature definitely plays itself out as an adolescent affair. Their latest feature (after 2008’s comedic Goliath) is set in the Texas countryside, right outside of Austin, certainly a locale primed for ominous and terrifying happenings. Yet one can’t help but feel that the opaque and ambiguous tone of their latest effort squanders an excellent opportunity to have been a better film.

At the center of Kid-Thing is the 10 year old Annie (Sydney Aguirre), a motherless child left to her own devices while her goat farmer father (Nathan Zellner) engages in demolition derby and wastes a considerable amount of time engaging in inane activities with his equally simple friend, Caleb (David Zellner). A gas leak at her school has forced it to close for an
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Briefs: Oxygen Cancels “The Glee Project,” Colton Ford Gives You “All My Love,” and Cheyenne Rocks a Stache

Hugh Jackman at the UK premiere of The Wolverine

Birthday shoutouts go to Tony Kushner, who is 57, Phoebe Cates is 50, Will Ferrell is 46, and Mark Indelicato is 19. And a happy belated birthday to Tbl reader iheartfrosty.

Fuse has renewed Billy On The Street for another season.

Oxygen has cancelled The Glee Project.

Equal marriage bill passes final House of Commons stage and will receive Royal Assent

The British Columbia Coroner’s Office has released the initial autopsy report for Cory Monteith.

Here the latest Where The Bears Are “Gay A.R.P” made me snort.

Here’s the latest from Colton Ford, “All My Love.” It could be Nsfw. That’s some precise editing and blurring.

Oh Stephen … I’ll eff it. I’ll totally eff it.

Thanks for the image, Cheyenne. No seriously. Thank You.

Here’s your Tasty Two For Tuesday With Matt Bomer. Gifs!

And here’s
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The Rambler | Review

Aimlessly Devoted To You: Reeder Culls More Stars and Less Sense for Sophomore Film

More proof that horror as a genre has been hedged out of midnight movie programming in favor of meandering strangeness is The Rambler, the sophomore feature of Calvin Lee Reeder. Rather than expanding on the mindf*ck bizarro-world shtick that characterized his polarizing 2011 debut, The Oregonian, Reeder seems more eager than ever to agitate, confound, and blow through our conditioned notions of film narrative. Fans of his first film can rejoice, but the rest of us should be praying for the return of David Lynch. Films by directors such as Reeder, who is obviously influenced by the likes of the grand master himself, only highlight how genius someone like Lynch is at making the grisly and bizarre as compelling as it is incomprehensible.

A man known as the Rambler (Dermot Mulroney) is recently released from prison,
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Factotum – The DVD Review

Review by Sam Moffitt

Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting on a bar stool, in a bar, and when I say bar I don’t mean some uptown fancy bistro with little foo-foo umbrellas in the drinks and ferns hanging from the ceiling. I’m talking about a bar man, a dive, a saloon, a watering hole, like you find in south St. Louis where the doors stay open in the summer so neighborhood dogs can run in and out and drunks can stagger out and get some fresh air without having to try and work a door knob, so they can stagger out and get a grip before they heave up all that beer they’ve been drinking and paid for out of money they should have spent on the rent.

So anyway you’re sitting in this low class joint, drinking beer, and the occasional
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