- Fight Like Hell in the Launch Trailer for DOOM VFR, Out Now on PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE
- Interview: Doug Jones and Richard Jenkins Talk THE SHAPE OF WATER
- Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 8: Over 100 Horror and Sci-Fi Themed Enamel Pins
- Check Out a New Installment of Jeff Fuller’s Living Dead Comic Strip ZOMICS
- Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson to Host Q&A with Mickey Keating & Cast Members of PSYCHOPATHS Following December 1st Screening at Hollywood’s Arena Cinelounge
- Learn How to Make a Homemade 7-Foot-Tall KRAMPUS Display This Holiday Season
- RLJE Films Will Open the Doors to Horror Sequel THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2 on Blu-ray & DVD in January
- Heavy Metal Horror Video Game SLAIN: BACK FROM HELL Coming to Nintendo Switch on December 7th
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 07:36 AM PST
Ever want to visit Mars? You can feel like you're on the red planet in the new virtual reality game DOOM VFR, out now on PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE. While you're taking in the sights, you'll also have to contend with hordes of bloodthirsty demons who have escaped from Hell, as evidenced in the intense launch trailer from Bethesda Softworks:
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Posted: 30 Nov 2017 06:00 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 speak with a pair of the film's co-stars, Doug Jones and Richard Jenkins, whose characters share a common bond in The Shape of Water: the love of the film's lovely hero, Elisa (played by Sally Hawkins), whose devotion affects them both deeply, but in very different ways.
During the interview, Jones discussed how his "Amphibian Man" in del Toro's latest movie differs from creatures they had previously collaborated on, his approach to the physicality of the mysterious god-like water creature, and how he related to this character. Jenkins chatted about his experience collaborating with del Toro for the first time on The Shape of Water, his character's need for love and acceptance, and how much he enjoyed the time he spent on the stunning and lavishly crafted sets during production on the film.
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.
Doug, you've played creatures, monsters, and all these wonderful entities on film for years and years and years now. What was different about the process for you in this film, versus some of the other characters you've played over the years?
Doug Jones: Well, when this one was presented to me, the prosthetics and the makeup was nothing new, but the character behind it was. When I'm told I'm going to be the romantic leading male of this movie, it was like, "Really? Can that be done?" So that's what was different and new for me. Guillermo del Toro said to me at the top of this one, "I don't want a Dougie Jones performance."
So I figured, "Okay." He wanted me to channel something real that comes from here [gestures to heart], to find that connection with Sally Hawkins' character and let the romance bloom from that. And then, from that connection, there's a trust that you build with each other. So that was a new thing for me, personally, because I had never had to do that before as a monster.
Doug, of all the characters you've played in del Toro's films, which do you have the most affinity for? Which do you feel the most connected to?
Doug Jones: Oh gosh, this one for sure. The nameless creature. By the way, we called me "Charlie" on set. "Charlie" was written on my set chair and on my trailer door, but I didn't see it in the script. I asked Guillermo one day, "Is Charlie a real name?" He goes, "Well, that's for Charlie Tuna." So that was an inside thing just for us kids. But having felt like a bit of a monster myself when I was a teenager, I didn't fit in because I was a tall, gangly kid that didn't look like the other kids, so I know what being a monster feels like in a way.
Now this fish-man has been brought into a laboratory, is being tested as a freak of nature, at least that's what Michael Shannon's character thinks of me. But turning the tables on that, and finding the beauty in this monster, where you realize he's actually more god-like than a creature, I do connect with him. I also connect with Abe Sapien from the Hellboy movies.
Ron [Perlman] and I laughed about how he is very much like Hellboy in real life and I'm very much like Abe Sapien in real life. So he's the cigar-smoking cusser, and I'm the one who tries to calm him down. And also maybe the faun from Pan's Labyrinth, I also loved and felt a connection with him because of his ambiguity. You didn't know if he was good or evil until the end and he was very much about the good and helping this young lady find her way back to where she belonged. I would love to think that I have had that effect on people in real life.
Richard, what was the general approach to your character? Because Giles is such a joy to watch, and there seemed to even be a deliberateness to how you moved about in different scenes.
Richard Jenkins: The great thing about this film is that Guillermo really let me do my work and he really let me find this character, and bring something different to the table. That's the nice thing. When you're hired, it's nice when they let you do what you're hired to do, as opposed to a director saying, "Just do this, just do that. Just do that." It's not interesting for me as an actor. But Guillermo has a world that you have to fit into. He was great, he was amazing. But it was collaborative—a really collaborative experience.
Something would happen in a take, and Guillermo would see it and then he would say, "Okay, why don't we add this to it," and so it was a very fluid process. He's an interesting guy who uses a process that I really love. I love Guillermo, because he doesn't look for something specific; he watches to see what's happening, and it informs him about what the scene is truly all about.
There's a lot of love between your character and Sally's character, where it's almost tangible in the scenes that you guys have together. Can you talk about working with Sally and finding that love between Elisa and Giles?
Richard Jenkins: You know, it's funny. It's almost like, until after you see it, you don't realize what you're in the middle of. You just don't. You're just living your life. Then, when you see it all together, you become aware of it. It's like The Wizard of Oz and it's in your own backyard. "There's no place like home." Giles is looking everywhere for some kind of connection and it's right there, and he kind of ignores it. A lot of people ignore it.
The apartment sets for Elisa and Giles feel like a different world from everything outside of them. How much did you enjoy working on those sets?
Richard Jenkins: I felt like I was in the middle of a painting—that's what it felt like. It felt like I was so comfortable in my apartment. I don't think I've ever been on a set before where it felt like, "This is right." And I've said this many times, but everything in it was authentic and everything was real. I just loved being there. I loved shooting there. It was easy to shoot in those places. I've never kind of felt that way about a set.
I thought it was the closest I will ever get to stepping onto a 1940s Hollywood movie set. He lit it like it was a black and white movie, shot it like it was a '40s film, where the camera moved all the time. You thought Spencer Tracy was going to come around the corner at any moment.
Doug, the physicality to this character feels like it had a lot of broad-shouldered heroic stances. Was that something you talked about with Guillermo going into the film?
Doug Jones: Yeah, absolutely. Guillermo gave two notes going into this. He said, "I want you to channel a little bit of the Silver Surfer," which I played in the Fantastic Four sequel. So I knew what he was talking about there. That was probably the strongest and most heroic I've ever been on film, and he also was very god-like, too. He comes from another world and he's got superhuman powers.
Guillermo also said, "Sprinkle a little bit of matador in there, too, like a toreador." Those athletes are so beautiful and graceful and they lead with the pelvis. It's very sexy, and with a confidence, too, because they're facing a bull. The bull in my case was Michael Shannon's character, Strickland, right? So to get my pelvis around and let Strickland go past me was the trick here [laughs].
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: 30 Nov 2017 04:57 PM PST
Welcome back, readers, for another installment of Daily Dead's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! For day eight, we are going all in on enamel pins, simply because there are so many amazing designs out there and it was hard to narrow down the list. That being said, here's a list of over 100 horror and sci-fi themed enamel pins that we discovered online, and we guarantee there's absolutely something for every genre fan out there, so if you need some stocking stuffer or holiday gift ideas, look no further!
Do keep in mind that in most cases, what you see below is only a partial listing of each site's inventory, so I recommend digging around each online store for all kinds of goodies, because there are some truly amazing enamel pin designs out there (I could have easily done a list of 200, but my sanity won out).
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!
Little Shop of Gore:
Horror Merch Store:
Naked City Clothing:
The Horror Corner:
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: 30 Nov 2017 03:02 PM PST
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 release a new installment of Zomics every Thursday, and we're excited to share another panel with Daily Dead readers today!
This week's Zomics is a reminder that in the living dead apocalypse, you don't always need to have a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise to lose weight... sometimes you can just wait for the pounds to literally fall off!
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, garnering multiple Emmy and BDA awards. He turned his artistic talents to zombies when he started thinking about the comedic qualities that would live on in a zombified world:
"The origin of Zomics: While camping with my wife and kids we stared discussing what life would be like if there really were zombies. We decided that it would be a little scary, a little gross and a lot of funny. This was the birth of the single panel zombie comic strip, or ZOMICS for short."
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Posted: 30 Nov 2017 01:46 PM PST
Before she hosts a live Q&A at the December 12th Los Angeles screening of Hounds of Love, we're excited to announce that Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson will be taking the stage in Hollywood at the Arena Cinelounge theatre to host a live Q&A with the cast and crew of Mickey Keating's new horror film, Psychopaths.
Ahead of the film's January 2nd VOD release, Psychopaths is coming to theaters on Friday, December 1st courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films. The theatrical rollout includes a special 7:50pm PST screening of Psychopaths at the Arena Cinelounge arthouse theatre in Hollywood, followed by Heather's live Q&A with writer/director Mickey Keating and stars Ashley Bell, Mark Kassen, and Ivana Shein.
To purchase tickets and to learn more about this special screening of Psychopaths, visit the official website for Arena Cinelounge, as well as their event page on Facebook. For those unfamiliar, the Arena Cinelounge Sunset is located at 6464 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA, 90028.
Written and directed by Mickey Keating and executive produced by Larry Fessenden, Psychopaths stars Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Mark Kassen, Angela Trimbur, Larry Fessenden, Jeremy Gardner, Ivana Shein, Helen Rogers, and Sam Zimmerman.
Posted: 30 Nov 2017 12:45 PM PST
Similar to how Trick 'r Treat has become synonymous with Halloween, Michael Dougherty's Krampus has become an integral part of the holiday season, warming horror fans' hearts with seasonal scares and one hell of a demonic creature to fear. And while it may be some time before we see that titular demonic character from Krampus and real-life lore being sold as a decoration in department stores, one fan of the film decided to avoid the naughty wait list by making his own Krampus display, and it is truly a seven-foot-tall miracle to give thanks to this holiday season.
Created by Reddit and Imgur user Tyler Garner, this seven-foot-tall Krampus display is the perfect way to spread the holiday cheer while scaring off any unwelcome carolers. On Imgur, Garner shared his step-by-step process for making the ambitious Krampus decoration.
Starting with a solid base, Garner used galvanized pipes as the bones for his Krampus, building them up to form a makeshift skeleton of legs and hunched shoulders before adding a foam head on a PVC pipe. Using an idea from StiltbeastStudios to flesh out the shoulders, Garner added on pipes for arms and solidified the spine with Great Stuff before beefing out the arms with black tubing cut in half.
Then things got really creepy when Garner covered the foam head with an official Krampus mask from Trick or Treat Studios based on the creature's appearance in Michael Dougherty's 2015 holiday horror film. He also added a sheet (it looks like a clean painter's cloth will do just fine) on the skeletal structure and painted it twice—once with truck bed liner (to keep it relatively waterproof) and once with a deep red.
Next, Garner placed white, fluffy trim on the makeshift red robe and added patches to reflect the creature's appearance in the Krampus movie. Plastic chains from Party City were the next additions to this wicked wardrobe, followed by painted giant sleigh bells. Skeletal hands made from floral department materials were then inserted onto the arms, with painted clay hooves added in place of feet. The outstretched right arm was then given an LED lantern to hold, giving the demonic holiday presence the final perfect touch before bringing him on top of the roof as a reminder for all of Garner's neighbors to stay on the nice list this holiday season.
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Posted: 30 Nov 2017 10:22 AM PST
RLJE Films invited viewers to enter the wicked world of "Hellbent" when they released The Houses October Built 2 in theaters and VOD platforms this past September, and now they've announced a January 2nd Blu-ray and DVD release for the film that reunites the extreme haunt seekers with the all-too-real horrors of the Blue Skeleton:
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Posted: 30 Nov 2017 08:57 AM PST
The guitar-shredding side-scroller Slain: Back from Hell brought heavy metal horror to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2016, and soon it will be Nintendo Switch's turn to host the blood-soaked sword and sorcery video game... so get ready to bang your head and mash buttons through metal mania:
The post Heavy Metal Horror Video Game SLAIN: BACK FROM HELL Coming to Nintendo Switch on December 7th appeared first on Daily Dead.
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