- FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME Single Player Challenges Teased in New Video
- Interview: Amanda Fuller Talks Collaborating with Simon Rumley and Transforming into a FASHIONISTA
- CHILD’S PLAY TV Series in the Works
- Contest: Win a PRIMAL RAGE Movie Poster from Blue Fox Entertainment
- Listen to the CORPSE CLUB Discuss JENNIFER’S BODY and BOXING HELENA on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast
- Photos of FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER Jason Voorhees Maquette from Cinemaquette and Elite Creature Collectibles
- Horror Highlights: Trailers & Release Details for HELL’S KITTY, ARE WE NOT CATS, and LAST RITES OF THE DEAD
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 05:27 PM PST
Jason Voorhees has stalked multiplayer rounds in Friday the 13th: The Game since May, but soon you'll be able to play Jason in free single player challenges, including a car trouble level teased in a new video from Gun Media and IllFonic. Suffice to say that Jason does not lend a helping hand with a flat tire...
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Posted: 09 Feb 2018 03:12 PM PST
The latest from provocative filmmaker Simon Rumley, the obsession-fueled thriller Fashionista arrives today on VOD via Freestyle Digital Media. This writer was a big fan of the film after checking it out during last year's Fantasia Film Festival, so I jumped at the chance to speak with the film's star Amanda Fuller about her incredibly complex performance in her latest collaboration with Rumley (the duo previously had teamed together on Red, White & Blue).
During our interview, Fuller discussed the appeal of her character, April, a woman so driven by clothes and textiles that her mania begins to spill over into other aspects of her life, and the toll that the role took on her during production on Fashionista. Fuller also chatted about working with her co-stars Ethan Embry and Eric Balfour, collaborating with Rumley, and much more about her experiences making the film as well.
So great to speak with you today, Amanda. Obviously, you and Simon had worked together before, so I'm guessing the decision to come on board this project was pretty easy for you. That being said, from your prospective, what was it about April that really spoke to you and was something that made you go, "I really want to dig into this character,"?
Amanda Fuller: Well, Simon wrote it for me, which right out of gate you're like, "Well, okay, anything he writes for me, I feel like I owe it to him." After working with him on Red, White & Blue, we developed a trust and a bond that is fearless and unbreakable, so if he wrote anything for me I most likely would be game to do it.
He was working on a different script that he was going to have me in, but then we were talking about it, and he decided to scratch that and just rewrite something with me in the focus. When I got the script, though, I became terrified, and I was also ecstatic, too. I was doing Last Man Standing at the time, and really craving a creative challenge, and he definitely gave me one. He doesn't write anything that's not honest. His specialty, I think, is not just the dark and the provocative, but also the rawness of the human existence. And that's why I fell in love with working with him during Red, White & Blue.
And April is definitely in that same vein. Her arc is incredibly complex, almost like we kept peeling away layers to who she is. I'm lucky that I've never had any addictions like that, consciously, but I can definitely relate to loss and all of that jazz. So anytime I see that in a character, where there are new ways to explore those things for myself, and face myself in a new way, then it's just like candy for me. I absolutely loved her, and also felt incredibly sad for her the whole way through, too. She kinda fu**ed me up, but in a good way.
Back when I spoke to Simon, he mentioned the fact that this being sort of a non-linear script to begin with is already a little bit jarring, and then you guys shot stuff out of sequence, which made Fashionista a lot to contend with for you, especially since you're in nearly every single scene. Was that your biggest challenge on coming into this, riding out that emotional wave that April is constantly facing throughout this movie?
Amanda Fuller: Totally. Once we got Ethan on board, we sat down with him in LA at my house and went through the script. The script went from beginning to end, but it's non-linear, so we spent that time piecing together the actual story, and how everything would get placed in real time. But I knew that was going to be the challenge from the get-go. We shot in 18 days, and it's not the kind of budget of film where you can afford to take that liberty to do anything linear, especially when it's not written that way. So, from the beginning, I knew that was going to be my biggest challenge.
This was a couple years ago now, so I'm trying to remember exactly the process of it, but there was no holding back, especially because I'm in practically every shot in the film. And we were shooting in 18 days, so there were literally no breaks. There were days I didn't use the restroom. Also, because of all of the changes, where every single change for every single scene was entirely different, all of the in-between set-up times of filming were spent changing me over into something entirely different.
I used that time the best I could to try and get my head around where she was at in her journey, because she goes through so much and it's all emotional and it's all very taxing in that way. But there were different levels of it, and there were different triggers as she deteriorates. My fear was that this character would just be crying the whole movie, and it would just be so uninteresting if April had been written that way. But there's so much more to her story than that, and I knew with Simon that I could just hand all that fear over to him and he would take care of it, and I think he did.
Because you've worked with Simon, where you've already built up that trust, it's probably very easy to go back and reteam with him. Had this been a director you'd never really worked with before and known, would you have been able to do this film if it hadn't been Simon?
Amanda Fuller: I definitely would have gone for it, because that's why I do this, I love being challenged in new ways and telling stories that scare the shit out of me. I would've been ecstatic no matter where it came from, but knowing it was him, especially because the constraints of the filmmaking process made it into something that was so much more than taking on another role. Even when we did Red, White, & Blue, that was so scary because it wasn't until I saw his previous work that I was ready to do it. I was like, "Okay, this guy is not deranged. This isn't going to be some soft-core porn film." When I saw his work, I knew I could trust him.
What's really interesting about this film to me is that April has two very distinct relationships with two different men. There's a very different dynamic that we see between the characters of April and Eric versus April and Randall. And I think it's where you have these two halves coming together to make a whole in terms of her identity, and I was curious if that's something you noticed as well.
Amanda Fuller: Yeah, it's interesting you say that, because it definitely manifested itself that way in the process as well. Ethan and I had worked together before, but we didn't have any scenes together in that film. I knew him from promoting that film, and I knew him through mutual friends, but not really personally. So, I went out on a limb and sent him the script when we were looking for our Eric, and was like, "This is a risk, you don't really know me that well, but we need somebody like you for this shoot." Luckily, he was on board and so our relationship through the gate just felt like there was a mutual respect there, and there was also a comfortability. And as I mentioned, we went through the script before we went to Austin, and then he came on there for the first couple weeks, so we worked together a lot.
And then Eric, I don't think he signed on until right when we started shooting, or even a week in or something. I've always been a huge admirer of his work, but I didn't know him. I was a little bit more intimidated by him. I didn't know if he was a nice guy or not, yet. So, he came in the last week, and because of the timing of it, it really did feel like we made two different films. [One was] the whole story with Ethan and then he was done and he went home. And when Eric got there, it felt like a whole different film. The dynamics were so different, and although he's an incredibly nice guy, I was tortured by him. So, I think that that energy shifted in a way, and both experiences were equally fulfilling with both actors, but just very different from each other.
Any time you do anything creatively, you always throw a little bit of yourself in there and take a little of it back with you as well. And I'm curious, with Fashionista, what was it that you took away from this experience? I am sure there was a lot to endure, but I'm sure the rewards were great as well.
Amanda Fuller: Yeah, that's a great question. We shot in Austin, Texas, which was a dream, and I was supposed to fly back home, but I couldn't at the end. I was so vexed by her and the experience that I had that I needed to drive. I chose to drive home. It took two or three weeks, almost like taking a sabbatical. I needed to decompress and be myself again, because the experience just did me in. I don't know what part of me is in her, because I played her and got to know this character so intimately. But April was definitely hard to let go of. And working with Ethan and Eric, the connections that we made while shooting, were really hard to let go of, too.
So, a dose of nature was a necessary thing and I was almost devastated at the end of it. But I know I'll hold on to that forever. Every part that I've ever played is always buried within me somehow. She gave me a whole new outlook and awareness, almost like a warning, to not allow certain things to happen. But it's a hard question to answer because there was so much of this experience I took with me once we wrapped.
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Posted: 09 Feb 2018 02:37 PM PST
Following the well-received release of the seventh Chucky movie in 2017, it looks like the Child's Play franchise could be heading to the small screen.
Don Mancini, a writer on all of the Chucky movies and director of four of the films, exclusively told Bloody Disgusting that he is developing a Child's Play television series with producer David Kirschner.
While details on the series are mostly under wraps, Mancini did let Bloody Disgusting know that the series was "deliberately set up" at the conclusion of the latest film, Cult of Chucky, and that the tone of the show is going to be "darker than ever before."
Mancini also mentioned that Brad Dourif will reprise his role as the voice of Chucky, and Kirschner confirmed that the series will be a continuation of the franchise rather than a reboot. Bloody Disgusting also reports that the series, which will have Child's Play in the name, is currently being planned as an eight-part series of hour-long episodes.
The Child's Play franchise, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, currently consists of seven movies. In the latest film, Mancini took big steps to tie all of the movies together while still expanding on his shared cinematic universe and changing the way fans view the franchise as a whole. After Cult of Chucky, there's a seemingly endless amount of stories for Mancini and company to explore. What would you like to see in a Child's Play TV series? Let us know in the comments below, and in case you missed it, listen to our special Chucky episode of Daily Dead's Corpse Club podcast.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 12:01 PM PST
On February 27th, Blue Fox Entertainment and Fathom Events will unleash a legendary creature in over 500 theaters with one-night-only screenings of the new Bigfoot movie Primal Rage, and to celebrate, we've been provided with five Primal Rage movie posters to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!
Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) 11" x 17" Primal Rage movie poster from Blue Fox Entertainment.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Primal Rage Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on February 23rd. 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.
Written, directed, and produced by Patrick Magee, Primal Rage stars Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Casey Gagliardi, Eloy Casados, Justin Rain, and Marshal Hilton.
Synopsis: "PRIMAL RAGE blows the lid off traditional Bigfoot Mythology, delivering a terrifying new twist on the legend of Sasquatch. A visually inspiring, intense action thriller sure to satisfy Bigfoot aficionados, as well as fans of classic creature films in the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Predator."
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Posted: 09 Feb 2018 11:03 AM PST
Obsession and possession are explored on a new episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, as the Corpse Club co-hosts continue to celebrate Women in Horror Month by looking back on two cult movies directed by influential female filmmakers.
In episode 38 of Daily Dead's podcast, co-hosts Heather Wixson, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James continue the Women in Horror Month celebration by discussing Jennifer Lynch's Boxing Helena and Karyn Kusama's Jennifer's Body. Looking back on the distinct styles of these equally memorable movies, the trio talk about the films' shared themes of obsession, relationships, and the horrors of the body. So sit back, relax, and enjoy another episode of Corpse Club... just be wary if a band named Low Shoulder comes to play a gig in your town.
As a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we have officially launched our Corpse Club website and memberships. Not only can you view past episodes, but you can also sign up to be an official Corpse Club member to enjoy a wide range of rewards, including a shirt and pin that are to die for, access to bonus content, and the ability to suggest an episode topic!
Missed out on our previous episodes? The cemetery gate is always open. Come in (if you dare) and listen now.
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Posted: 09 Feb 2018 09:35 AM PST
Around this time last year, Cinemaquette and Elite Creature Collectibles unveiled a work of art for Friday the 13th fans: a gorgeous 1:1 ratio The Final Chapter Jason Voorhees bust. Now, nearly one year later, Cinemaquette and ECC have another amazing The Final Chapter collectible to reveal: an impeccably detailed Friday the 13th maquette of an adult Jason standing on a Crystal Lake dock with a haunting view of a young drowning Jason.
Featuring lifelike qualities that should be on display in a museum, this "Dark Reflection" maquette was designed by practical effects guru Steve Wang and sculpted with a beautiful and haunting touch by Mony Cazamea.
An adult Jason Voorhees towers over the dock in this maquette, but it's the young drowning Jason below the simulated water's surface that really sets the tragic mood, showing collectors the haunted past that Jason sees every time he looks at his reflection in the waters of Crystal Lake.
Limited to 513 items worldwide this Jason maquette is expected to ship out in the second half of 2018. If you're thinking about adding this high-end item to your Friday the 13th collection, then you may want to take advantage of the early bird price of $2,650 before the regular price of $2,850 kicks in after March 13th. To learn more, check out the official details and photo gallery below, and visit Cinemaquette's website for more information.
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Posted: 09 Feb 2018 09:01 AM PST
If there are hellhounds, there have to be hellcats, am I right? A new trailer and release details for Hell's Kitty, starring Doug Jones, Michael Berryman, Courtney Gains, Lynn Lowry, and many more talented actors leads today's Horror Highlights. We also have a look at the Are We Not Cats trailer and release details for the zombie movie Last Rites of the Dead.
Hell's Kitty Trailer and Release Details: Press Release: "BURBANK, CA: Today's greatest horror icons unite for the purrfect scare!
Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (The Children of The Corn), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Kelli Maroni (Night of The Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Franklin (The Addams Family) and a 'Killer Klown' team up for some Pawplay this March!
Based on the web series and comic book of the same name, and inspired by writer-director Nicholas Tana's experiences living with a professedly possessed cat, Hell's Kitty tells of a covetous feline that acts possessed and possessive of his owner around women. The results are as funny as they are frightening!
Nick (Tana), a Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed and will stop at nothing to rid him of any women in his life. As his life unravels out of control, Nick must find a way to have his kitty exorcised of the demonic spirit haunting her and creating a body count.
With characters named after classic horror movie characters (Jones plays Father Damien, Berryman is Detective Pluto, Nina Kate is Dr. Laurie Strodes, Barbeau is Mrs. Carrie), and a tone reminiscent of some of the '80s greatest horror-comedies, Hell's Kitty is undoubtedly the horror hiss of March!
Hell's Kitty is written and directed by Nicholas Tana and produced by Denise Acosta. To kick off the movie release and to share their love for cats, the creators behind the film teamed with HOLLYSHORTS MONTHLY SCREENINGS and the TLC CHINESE THEATER recently hosted a premiere at the legendary theatre to raise money for FixNation.org. FixNation provides a free, full-time spay/neuter clinic with two full-time veterinarians capable of sterilizing as many as 100 cats per day. They also help hundreds of cats find suitable homes. For more info on the cause click here.
Hell's Kitty is available on all VOD platforms March 13, 2018, and on DVD March 27th, 2018 via Wild Eye Releasing."
Are We Not Cats Trailer and Release Details: Written and directed by Xander Robin, Are We Not Cats stars Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea Lopez, and Michael Godere. Cleopatra Entertainment will release the horror romance in theaters on February 23rd.
"ARE WE NOT CATS is the strange but tender story of a man who, after losing his job, his girlfriend, and his apartment in a single day, attempts to restart his life, but is sidetracked when he meets a woman who shares his unorthodox habit - a proclivity for eating hair."
Last Rites of the Dead Release Details: Press Release: "SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they will be releasing LAST RITES OF THE DEAD to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD. Horror fans may remember this cult classic horror comedy film under the name ZA or Zombies Anonymous. This version is a brand new Directors Cut and has a ton of cool footage that was cut out from the original DVD release. And, the Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with extras.
Written and Directed by Marc Fratto, Produced by Frank Garfi and Marc Fratto, Starring Gina Ramsden, Joshua Nelson, Christa McNamee, Kevin T. Collins, Gaetano Iacono, Constantine Josiah Taylor, Mary Jo Verruto, J. Scott Green, Kelly Ray, Amy Margaret, James E. Smith, Shannon Moore, Jocasta Bryan with special guests Suzi Lorraine and Sally Pressman.
SYNOPSIS: Angela has been shot point blank by her boyfriend and lives in a world where the living and dead co-exist. Zombie Anonymous meetings, look alive face creams and all-meat diners help them cope in this bizarre society. Last Rites of the Dead takes you on a weird ride where life meets death or does it?
Look for LAST RITES OF THE DEAD to be released later this year in the USA and Canada on Blu-ray, DVD and the Top VOD Platforms like Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes Movies and More via SGL Entertainment and our partners MVD visual and Premiere Digital.
For More Info on LAST RITES OF THE DEAD Go To: https://sglmoviestore.com/horror/last-rites-of-the-dead"
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