- New Video for THE WALKING DEAD: THE TELLTALE SERIES COLLECTION Displays the Enhanced Visuals of the Living Dead Video Games
- Creepy Co. Travels to GHOST BEACH with New GOOSEBUMPS Apparel Box Set
- Interview: Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg Discuss Their Characters in THE SHAPE OF WATER
- Contest: Win Tickets to a Los Angeles Screening of HOUNDS OF LOVE, Featuring a Live Q&A with Director Ben Young
- Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 7: An Etsy Extravaganza
- Sundance 2018 Feature Films Announced, Including ARIZONA, REVENGE, SUMMER OF ’84, LIZZIE
- CORPSE CLUB Member-Exclusive SCREAM 2 Audio Commentary Celebrates 20 Years of Wes Craven’s Self-Aware Sequel
- Comics Corner: CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES Trade Paperback, JOHN WICK #3, SPAWN #280, VAMPIRELLA #8, and More
- Listen to New Episodes of THE WALKING DEAD ’CAST
- Listen to Shocking Events Unfold in Perdition Wood on Recent Broadcast of the KING FALLS AM Radio Show
Posted: 30 Nov 2017 07:50 AM PST
Since 2012, gamers have followed survivor Clementine on a harrowing and heartfelt journey through the world of Robert Kirkman's living dead apocalypse. Now, with the holidays approaching and the fourth and final season of Clementine's story slated to come out early next year, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection is gathering together all 19 episodes of the saga, and a new trailer displays the enhanced visuals for the previous games in the franchise:
Posted: 29 Nov 2017 07:26 PM PST
Of all the imaginative and colorful covers created by artist Tim Jacobus for R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series, Ghost Beach is one of the most memorable. A timeless depiction of a phantom that looks equally at home in vibrant '90s nostalgia and classic EC Comics, the cover art for Ghost Beach is the shirt design featured in Creepy Co.'s new Goosebumps box set that also includes The Haunted Mask socks and magnet, as well as a One Day at HorrorLand jumbo sticker.
You can view the ghoulish goodies from the Ghost Beach apparel box set below (the socks and magnet can also be purchased separately), and we also have a look at other recent Goosebumps apparel from Creepy Co., including Night of the Living Dummy socks, a Say Cheese and Die! lapel pin, and A Night in Terror Tower enamel pin. To learn more about all of these items, visit Creepy Co. online.
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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 06:12 PM PST
An unforgettable and gorgeous fairy tale about the most unlikely of romances, Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is a visual triumph, a beautiful testament to the power of film, and the director's biggest cinematic achievement to date. At the recent press day for The Shape of Water, Daily Dead had the opportunity to take part in roundtable interviews with a pair of the film's co-stars, Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg, whose characters come to blows over the fate of the mysterious creature at the center of del Toro's timeless story.
During the interview, both Shannon and Stuhlbarg chatted about their respective characters, the allure of collaborating with del Toro on The Shape of Water, and more. The Shape of Water will open this weekend in New York City, and then will arrive in other cities beginning on December 8th, courtesy of Fox Searchlight.
Mr. Shannon, Octavia was just here saying how, as much as you were a kind, cuddly teddy bear on set, there was a sense of you staying in character a little bit between takes. Is that something important for you to maintain that mindset of a character on set?
Michael Shannon: That's interesting. It may not be me staying in character per se. I'm just really focused on my work. I am focused on the film itself. I'm just staying focused so I will go and talk to Guillermo. I look at the footage. Guillermo likes to edit between takes, so I'll watch how he's putting it together, and we'll talk about the scene. I'm not in character, really. I'm just a real perfectionist, and I'm just trying to make sure I haven't forgotten anything or that there isn't an idea we haven't explored. The thing I hate the most is waking up the next morning and thinking, "Oh, man, I should have done that." I'm trying to avoid that. It's not really me being in character. I don't want to drift away or daydream. I want to stay focused.
Was the big appeal of this film the characters, the story, or working with Guillermo? Or was it just the perfect storm of all of these things coming together?
Michael Shannon: I think the first thing that happened is that Guillermo reached out to us and said, "I want to make a movie with you. I've been writing a script with both of you in mind. What do you think about that?" We both said, "We like that. That's very nice of you. Thank you." And that's how it started. Then, once we got the script, we felt even more lucky, because it was, for me—I hate to say it—I thought it was very funny. I thought there was a dark humor to it that reminded me a lot of Dr. Strangelove, which is one of my favorite movies. That came from particularly our storyline, the interaction between Michael and I. So that's what drew me in, yeah.
Mr. Stuhlbarg, there seems to be a bit of a theme with this film in that figures in it, traditionally monstrous, are presented more sympathetically, most obviously with the amphibian man, but also with your character. Did you see that connection at all?
Michael Stuhlbarg: I don't remember being aware of the juxtaposition—that is something that I'm just discovering during the press process, now. Honestly, I just looked at this guy and where he came from, where his passions lied, what he loved, and the circumstances that he found himself in. Those were primarily what I was looking at.
But had this movie been made 60 years ago, I would have been thought of as the antagonist. Whereas, in this case, his heart is with the creature, and he's stuck between two governments, and all he really wants to do is go home, to take care of this creature, to make sure it doesn't die, to learn about it in as sympathetic a way as possible. He's brought in after he's been tortured and captured by this guy, and he's doing everything he can to try to remedy the situation, and he notices what's going on between it and Elisa [Sally Hawkins], and he wants to get it out of there as fast as possible and does what he can under the circumstances. I think the fatal flaw with him, if there is one, is that he trusted people to get him out of there because they said they would.
How was it for you guys working together here, was it something of a Boardwalk Empire reunion?
Michael Stuhlbarg: Well, I longed to work with Michael on Boardwalk, but we only had one scene together in five years. I was walking across a room and he pointed me out. He said, "Does that guy look tall to you?" while he was on the phone to another FBI agent.
Michael Shannon: Was that in the pilot?
Michael Stuhlbarg: Yeah.
Michael Shannon: We shot that scene forever, man.
Michael Stuhlbarg: I know.
Michael Shannon: That was the scene we shot when my eye started watering and it wouldn't stop, because some woman had been going up and putting powder on my eyelids for like 15 hours. Finally, I was like, "I can't open my eyes anymore."
Michael Stuhlbarg: I've admired Michael forever, and he just makes me laugh. It was so much fun getting to have a bird's eye view of watching what Michael does behind the scenes, as well, because I hadn't had that opportunity in all that time. Not only have I loved what he's produced, in terms of seeing it on screens, but watching him work with Guillermo was one of the highlights of this experience for me. He mentioned how much of a perfectionist he is, but I really got to see an artist protecting his own character in a way that I rarely ever have seen before.
And you both enjoyed your experience working with Guillermo?
Michael Shannon: One of the great things about working with Guillermo is that you can trust him. So if Guillermo says, "We got it," you know you're working with one of the top filmmakers in the world, so you can trust him. And he's not going to say it just because he wants to go home. He cares about it as much as you do.
Michael Stuhlbarg: And he'll stay there as long as anybody, if not longer, to make sure that he gets it. That scene we shot in the rain, we shot that over and over and over and over again. Because we were chasing the night, trying to get it done before the light came up. We stayed there just as long as we could.
Michael Shannon: He was a trooper in that scene. Boy, oh boy.
Michael Stuhlbarg: So were you. You had to do it twice, and you had two days full of rain, too.
You always hear about how much Guillermo del Toro is a cinephile. I just wondered if that manifested at all while he was directing, or did he cite reference points in other films or other performances during production?
Michael Shannon: Well, I will say I was astonished. Guillermo would talk about my filmography in a way that I found astonishing. He would reference movies that I'm fully certain maybe only two or three other people had ever seen. One day I said to him, "You watched that movie? Nobody watched that movie." And Guillermo would be like, "Michael, I have seen everything you have ever done." "Okay." But I don't know how he finds the time to watch all those movies, because he's always so busy. He's always working.
Michael Stuhlbarg: The film itself is an homage to many other films. You get to see glimpses of Shirley Temple, it touches on all the different genres of film that he loves. That encyclopedic knowledge, that cinephile knowledge, is in every frame of the film in ways that I'm sure I have no idea about. If you ask him about it, he'll say, "Oh, that's from this, or that's from that. I'm paying tribute to this. This has a taste of this in it." It's all the way through this film. I can't wait to hear the audio commentary about it, to get a deeper sense of what he wanted in places. But everything was chosen very, very specifically.
In case you missed it, check here to read our previous coverage of The Shape of Water, including an interview with Guillermo del Toro.
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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 04:15 PM PST
We recently shared the exciting news that Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson will be at a special Los Angeles screening of Hounds of Love this December to host a live Q&A with director Ben Young, and we've been provided with two pairs of tickets to the screening to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive:
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject "Hounds of Love Contest". Be sure to include your name, guest's name, and your mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01pm PT on Monday, December 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted. Winners are responsible for travel to the event and are required to present their ID at the theater's box office to receive their tickets. This contest is for tickets only and does not include travel, lodging, or any other expenses.
Taking place at the Laemmle Royal theater in Los Angeles, this special Hounds of Love screening and live Q&A is co-presented by Beyond Fest and Gunpowder & Sky.
To purchase tickets to the special screening, visit Laemmle online, and visit the event's official Facebook page and the Hounds of Love website for more information. And, in case you missed it, check out Heather's SXSW review of the film.
Posted: 29 Nov 2017 02:46 PM PST
Greetings, holiday shoppers! Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Today, we're turning the spotlight on the fine independent artists over on Etsy who have handcrafted a multitude of projects, ranging from artwork to housewares to candles to holiday decorations—and pretty much everything in between.
And because we'll be focusing on other gift arenas later this week like apparel, accessories, and enamel pins, you can expect to see more Etsy offerings coming your way over the next few days from those categories.
Also, Daily Dead has once again put together some really cool Holiday Gift Guide prize packs this year, and for your chance to win one, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Holiday Gift Guide" in the subject line and be sure to include your full name and mailing address as well for your shot at some free horror-tastic goodies (limited to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted). Happy shopping, everyone!
Ornaments & Holiday Items:
Be sure to check here for more horror gift ideas, and here's wishing a very happy holiday season to our readers from all of us at Daily Dead!
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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 01:39 PM PST
With the end of another year approaching, we're getting closer to the beginning of another Sundance Film Festival. Taking place January 18th–28th in Utah, Sundance will once again shine a spotlight on genre films with their Midnight slate, and we have a look at the full list of films in that category (and others) that should warm your cinema-loving hearts with anticipation this winter.
The Sundance Midnight category this year includes the coming-of-age serial killer drama Summer of '84, the Salem-set Assassination Nation, the vengeance-fueled Revenge, the real estate thriller Arizona, and several more anticipated titles that can be found near the bottom of the press release below.
Another category to keep an eye on is the the U.S. Dramatic Competition, which includes Lizzie, the new movie from Craig William Macneill (Channel Zero: Candle Cove, The Boy) that co-stars Kristen Stewart and Kim Dickens:
*Photo Credit: Above photo by Cathy Kanavy courtesy of Sundance.
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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 12:18 PM PST
Back in October, we officially opened the doors to our Corpse Club membership system, and we're grateful from beyond the grave for everyone who has joined to support Daily Dead and our creative time of writers, artists, and podcasters. To show our gratitude, Corpse Club members received exclusive access to our special Roseanne Halloween podcast episode, and now we're continuing to give thanks to our subscribers by giving them the gift of a new audio commentary to Wes Craven's Scream 2.
Just as groundbreaking to horror sequels as its predecessor was to the slasher subgenre, Scream 2 celebrates its 20th anniversary this December, making it the perfect time for Corpse Club co-hosts Patrick Bromley and Heather Wixson to pack their bags and follow Woodsboro survivor Sidney Prescott to Windsor College in a new audio commentary to Wes Craven's 1997 horror film.
Corpse Club members at the $5 or higher levels are being sent an audio file of the new commentary, so the next time you watch Scream 2, all you have to do is press "play" to listen to Patrick and Heather discuss key scenes from the self-aware sequel while you watch them. From the blood-soaked opening at the Stab screening to Randy's fateful campus cell phone conversation to Sidney's shocking stage showdown, you can now watch Scream 2 like never before. It's like seeing a movie while hanging out with the co-hosts of the Corpse Club podcast—just be sure to save us some popcorn...
There's more bonus content to come...
This is the kind of bonus content we want to continue to bring to Corpse Club members on a regular basis, but the only way we can provide you with more content from your favorite writers and co-hosts is through your support. If you haven't already joined Corpse Club, please consider becoming a Corpse Club member. Anyone who signs up at the $5 per month level or higher will get access to the Scream 2 audio commentary as well as previously released and upcoming Daily Dead and Corpse Club bonus content.
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Your support allows us to expand our staff, support the members of our writing and recording team, and provide more features from the writers and co-hosts you love, including Scott Drebit, Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, and more. Thanks, as always, for reading, listening, and supporting the Daily Dead team. For those of you who are thinking about joining the Corpse Club, please don't hesitate to seek us out among the tombstones. There's plenty of room in the crypt and we have such sights to show you...
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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 10:47 AM PST
Call of Duty: Zombies has arrived in trade paperback form, and it kicks off today's Comics Corner. We also have a look at John Wick #3 from Dynamite, BPRD: The Devil You Know #4, Spawn #280 "Dark Horror" Part 5, Vampirella #8, Dark Ark #3, Black Magick #9, Graveland #3, and Sacred Creatures #5.
Call of Duty: Zombies Trade Paperback: "Join Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton as they fight for survival against the undead horde. The Tranzit crew, last seen in the "Buried" map, are trapped on a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth. The Call of Duty®: Zombies miniseries delves into these characters' backstories, providing a crucial piece of the Zombies puzzle. See what happens between the maps as the Tranzit crew fights to escape Maxis' apocalyptic wasteland.
Writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) joins Jason Blundell and Craig Houston to expand the Zombies story, and artist Jonathan Wayshak (Devolution), with Dan Jackson, brings the world to life in a new medium! This volume collects issues #1-#6 of the Dark Horse Comics series.
A must-read for fans of Call of Duty®: Zombies.
The Call of Duty ®: Zombies comics show crucial never-before-seen moments in the Zombies timeline!
Nonstop action and a compelling mystery mean even non-gamers can enjoy the comics.
Covers by superstar artist Simon Bisley!"
John Wick #3: "The story of John Wick's first grand mission of vengeance continues in the bloody streets of El Paso! As John enters the world of the Continental Hotel, he threatens to upend the balance of power among assassins -- and earns a new implacable enemy. Also: the mystery of Calamity revealed!
No worries, John Wick has only been kicking butt in two previous issues. To learn more, visit Dynamite's website here.
BPRD: The Devil You Know #4: "Exorcist Ashley Strode directs the BPRD toward a deadly cult leader while Fenix pushes for a return to the site of Kate's death.
Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
For more information on what Hellboy and company are up to, visit Dark Horse Comics.
Spawn #280: "Story: Darragh Savage, Jason Shawn Alexander
Death. Destruction. And deception. Spawn piles as much pain as he can in his attempt to protect a young girl who very shortly will be a NEW SUPERHERO much stronger than Spawn himself.
To learn more, go to the Dark Horse Comics website.
Vampirella #8: "(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Andy Belanger (CA) Philip Tan
The perfect jumping on point for anyone who has been curious to try Vampirella! Join brand new creative team Jeremy Whitley (The Unstoppable Wasp, Avengers, Princeless) and Andy Belanger (Southern Cross, Swamp Thing, Black Church) as Vampi and Vicki emerge into a ruined wasteland that hates Vampirella for the unintended consequences of saving them. This Vampirella story has everything: a new adventure, new romance, and the return of a very old evil.
In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
For more information on Vampirella and the new team behind her story, visit Previews World on behalf of Dynamite Comics.
Dark Ark #3: "(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Juan Doe
Something vile is lurking just beneath the surface of the fathomless floodwaters. As the rivalry between the various factions of monsters heats up on Shrae's Ark, an evil from below rises to threaten every human life on board the vessel. From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
To learn more about this new series, go to Previews World on behalf of Aftershock Comics.
Black Magick #9: "Story: Greg Rucka
"AWAKENINGS II," Part Three The Hammer is in Portsmouth. Alex learns the name of one enemy and the face of another. And Rowan's troubles only grow as both Samhain and the baby come due.
Part Three of Black Magick is in full swing. To learn more, go to Image Comics' website.
Graveland #3: "(W) Massimo Rosi (A/CA) Gabriel Ibarra Nunez
Amon investigates an ancient cemetery of mythical giants that lies under the San Andreas Fault and discovers that someone has awakened the giants with the intention to unleash them against mankind. While in battle with the giants, Anon is ambushed and left for dead. As he loses consciousness he is astonished to see through his bloody and weakened eyes that the person responsible for leaving him grasping for life is his own father, Amon Butler!
In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
For more information, visit Previews World on behalf of Scout Comics.
Sacred Creatures #5: "Story / Art: Pablo Raimondi, Klaus Janson
Karen runs for her life. Josh meets his son. Naviel finds unexpected help.
For more information, visit Image Comics.
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Posted: 29 Nov 2017 09:58 AM PST
With "All Out War" well underway on The Walking Dead, there's a lot to discuss when it comes to Rick's grand plan to take down The Saviors, and The Walking Dead 'Cast team is back behind the mikes to share their thoughts on the AMC series on new episodes of their podcast that you can listen to right here on Daily Dead.
To listen to the latest episode of The Walking Dead 'Cast, click the "play" button on the audio bar below, and we also have the previous episode for Daily Dead readers to enjoy. To catch up on all episodes of The Walking Dead 'Cast, visit them on iTunes.
Posted: 29 Nov 2017 09:48 AM PST
There are plenty of Christmas songs playing on the airwaves every year, but country singer Dusty Reynolds is looking to stake his claim to a new Thanksgiving tune on King Falls AM, and that's only the beginning of the hair-raising strangeness on the new broadcast of Sammy and Ben's late-night radio show that you can listen to right here on Daily Dead.
Hosted by Sammy Stevens and Ben Arnold, King Falls AM is a late-night radio talk show that broadcasts out of small-town America and covers a wide range of strange topics that are right at home on Daily Dead. Expect to hear new episodes of the show around the 1st and 15th of every month, and you can listen to the latest broadcast right now!
Don't live in King Falls? No worries. You can hear Sammy and Ben discuss the eerie events of their supernatural-charged community on both the audioBoom Network and iTunes. The station also has an alt channel with additional content for listeners, and you can now purchase A King Falls Christmas and King Falls AM Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack on iTunes.
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