- Stern Pinball Celebrates the Family from 1313 Mockingbird Lane with THE MUNSTERS Pinball Machines
- Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) Blu-ray
- Interview: Actor James Badge Dale Talks THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK
- Photos from SUPERNATURAL Episode 300 Feature the Return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester
- Comics Corner: ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK #4, FIREFLY #3, APPALACHIAN APOCALYPSE #1, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2, BABYTEETH #14
- New Movie Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s THE WITCHES to Star Anne Hathaway as Grand High Witch
- SXSW 2019 to Feature World Premieres of New TV Series WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and NOS4A2
- INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS (1972) Coming to Blu-ray This February from Severin Films
- Distrust Spreads in Deep Space in A24’s Official Trailer for HIGH LIFE
- CHANNEL ZERO Cancelled at SYFY
Posted: 16 Jan 2019 06:21 PM PST
If you grew up spending a lot of afternoons at 1313 Mockingbird Lane (when you weren't busy at the Addams family mansion), then you'll likely be thrilled and chilled by Stern Pinball's new Munsters pinball machines based on the beloved CBS series that originally aired from 1964–1966.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, The Munsters pinball machines are available in three different versions: Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition. Each game features impeccably detailed artwork based on the series, with prices ranging from $5,999 to $8,999.
Read on for more details, visit Stern Pinball's website for additional information, and check out the photos and video below to get a closer look at Stern Pinball's latest releases.
Photos from Stern Pinball:
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 04:09 PM PST
Before he played Ward Cleaver—a familiar face in living rooms across the US from 1957–1963—on Leave it to Beaver, Hugh Beaumont portrayed
Trailer via ObscureTrailers:
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 03:27 PM PST
Arriving in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms this weekend is writer/director Henry Dunham's taut and tension-filled thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek. Starring James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Chris Mulkey, Gene Jones, Happy Anderson, Patrick Fischler, and Robert Aramayo, Dunham's debut feature follows an ex-cop named Gannon (Dale), who joined a militia group after he gave up his career. Eager to put his law enforcement days behind him, Gannon is reluctantly tasked with figuring out which one of his fellow militia members are behind a shooting at a police funeral once it's discovered that one of the men might have motives bigger than minding the interests of their controversial group.
Daily Dead recently spoke with Dale about his role in The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, and he discussed what initially drew him into the project, trusting his co-stars, and more. Look for the film in theaters and on a variety of digital outlets this Friday, courtesy of RLJE Films.
Great to speak with you today, James. From your perspective, what was the biggest appeal coming into this film? Was it the character itself of Gannon, was it getting to dive into this world in a way we probably have never seen before, working with Henry, or this cast?
James Badge Dale: The first thing is the script. It was just a special script, and in the first 20 pages you realize you're reading something different, and you're reading something that's a little risky. I like chewing on dialogue, too. There is also a stage play element to this. I'm an old theater guy from New York, and this was an opportunity to come in and chew on some things, and it was a very character-driven story. I think for all of us, we all wanted to come in and play with this world.
When you guys were getting ready for production, did Henry sit you all down and give you time to work out different beats between the characters and everything? I know a lot of that is on the page, but there's also that rhythm that you have to get once you're in the actual scenes and going back and forth. Or did everything fall into place once you guys started filming?
James Badge Dale: There's this saying that, and actually, I'm probably going to butcher this thing so I'm just going to paraphrase it, but casting is very important, and he put together a great group of actors. I'm not even talking about myself. I was like, "What am I doing here?" All these other guys, they show up ready, prepared, and they're talented and they're ready to swing, they're ready to play. On a smaller film like this, you don't have a lot of time. Sometimes you don't have a lot of time to talk about it or rehearse it, or refine it to that point.
You just trust that everyone has done their homework and will show up and is a professional. You're ready to go. Then you just keep filming it, tweak it this way, tweak it that way. It was just a special little film. We shot it in three weeks—three six-day weeks—mostly nights. And me, I'm obsessive with my work. It's not like you read the script once and then show up to work and then it goes on. You know what I mean? And I'm constantly redoing things, going back and doing homework when I'm on a film.
On this, we would go shoot 12 hours, and then I was lucky enough I stayed in this little neighborhood. So I'd go out, I'd meet people really quickly who owned restaurants and places. They would keep them open for me, and I'd call them, and I'd be like, "Hey, man, can you have the chef throw in a last order? I got to come in and do some work." While they're closing these restaurants, they'd let me sit in the back for two hours, eat dinner, and that's where I'd learn all my dialogue for the next day. It was great.
You touched on something that I wanted to ask about, in terms of who Gannon is as a character. I think it's interesting that we get to peel back a lot of layers to a lot of the other characters in this movie, but with Gannon, I feel like there's a lot more to him than we just see on the screen. It's not explicitly put out there, but yet there's a sense of him. You get the sense that it's not just a character we're meeting on "the first day" of his life or anything like that. Can you talk about finding him as this character in this world?
James Badge Dale: That's an excellent point, because you're seeing things through Gannon's eyes. This is, I think, one of the genius parts of Henry's scripts. You're learning what's happening as Gannon's learning what's happening. Yes, you learn less about Gannon, because Gannon is discovering things about other people and the circumstances they're in. The movie almost takes place in real time, where it starts with an inciting incident, and it ends the same night.
There are a lot of things that as an actor you've got to fill in the blanks here, because some of the answers are not for you on the page. The audience won't see them, and so you try to find things that you can personalize and things that you can draw on from your own life. If you're coming from someplace deep within you, it's always better than manufacturing something that is not there at all.
You're an actor who has worked at pretty much every level in Hollywood. You've worked on really big movies, you've worked on very intimate movies like this, and you've worked on the in-betweeners, as I like to call them. So when you're looking at new projects to take on, what is it that you're looking for these days?
James Badge Dale: I love what we get to do as actors. I love making movies. I love what we do. I try to do things that I'm passionate about. I'm no good if I'm not passionate about something, you know what I mean? You're better off hiring another actor. They'll do a better job than me. When I find scripts that excite me, it's different. I've been really fortunate. Over the last 15 years, I've played characters that I care about, I've worked on things that I care about deeply, and I've worked with people that I care about deeply. It's all been good to me. Maybe this is the year it ends, and maybe it isn't. You just never know in this business. It's funny, as an actor you're basically an independent contractor. Someone said to me a long time ago, "You treat every job like your first, and you also treat it like your last." And that's something I've always taken to heart.
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 02:51 PM PST
Years before he showed viewers his lethal swing on AMC's The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was fighting demonic forces on Supernatural as John Winchester, the father of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). In the upcoming 300th episode of the series this February, Morgan will reprise his role as John for the first time in more than a decade, and Entertainment Weekly shared new photos from the long-awaited reunion.
Morgan will return as John Winchester this season (the show's 14th season overall) on Supernatural in an episode titled "Lebanon." Directed by Robert Singer from a script by Andrew Dabb and Meredith Glynn, "Lebanon" will air on The CW on February 7th, 2019, so viewers won't have to wait much longer to see the return of John Winchester. Morgan last played the beloved character in the 2008 episode "Long Distance Call," and he appeared onscreen as John in 2007's "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2."
According to EW, here's what Ackles had to say about how John Winchester returns:
EW also reveals that in the "altered reality" of the 300th episode, the Winchester brothers will encounter Zachariah (Kurt Fuller) and a "different (though familiar) version" of Castiel (Misha Collins). As indicated by the photos below, the 300th episode will also feature Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester.
In a previous statement via Deadline, executive producer Andrew Dabb hinted that Morgan won't be the only familiar face returning to the series:
It looks like the 300th episode of Supernatural will be quite the celebration, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.
Photos by Dean Buscher/The CW via EW:
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 01:42 PM PST
David Avallone and Dave Acosta's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #4 continues the story of Elvira's travel through time—and did I mention her adventures on a horror movie set?! Also in today's Comics Corner: Firefly #3, Appalachian Apocalypse #1, 2019's Conan the Barbarian #2, and Babyteeth #14.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #4: "(W) David Avallone (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Joseph Michael Linsner
Elvira's trip through time finally gets her back home, to Los Angeles...but eighty years too early! The Mistress of the Dark lands on the set of a horror movie classic, pursued by real -- not reel -- ancient evil! Would you sell your soul for riches and fame? Faust things Faust! Terrible puns just like that one, plus the usual thrills and chills await you in Chapter Four of ELVIRA: TIMESCREAM brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing), the team who brought you DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW.
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
For more information, head on over to Dynamite Entertainment's website.
Firefly #3: "With the Unificators closing in, Mal and Zoe must take some big risks to try to throw the enemy off their scent, as the crew of the Serenity starts to grapple with the fact that their captain and a first mate might not be who they say they are.
To learn more about this new and very fun series, visit Boom! Studios' website.
Appalachian Apocalypse #1: "(W) Billy Tucci (A/CA) Ethan Nicolle
After the ancient staff of Lilith, mother of the damned reanimates the dead, country boy J.B. and his estranged upper-crust wife Anne must come together to stop the zombie hordes and save the people of Appalachia!
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
For more details on this wild take on the zom-ocalypse, go to Previews World on behalf of Cave Pictures Publishing.
Conan the Barbarian #2 (2019): "Published:
BEYOND THE SAVAGE BORDER! CONAN finds himself beyond the Black River, surrounded by the warlike PICTS! But the tribesmen may be the least of his worries if he cannot fight his way through the demonic beasts slithering around the forest! The epic return of the mighty Conan continues…"
For more information, visit Marvel Comics.
Babyteeth #14: "(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Garry Brown
So, hey, welcome back, folks. How about that issue 13, huh? I told you it was bananas. Anyway, look, I'd like to be able to tell you this one is easier or nicer somehow, but real-ly...have any issues of this book not been insane and weird? Would you even believe me If I said it was? No. You wouldn't. So, yeah, this issue is more of all that. Plus: BETRAYAL! (Dramatic music cue!)
From Donny Cates (RELAY, Thanos, Venom, Doctor Strange, God Country, Redneck) and Garry Brown (THE REVISIONIST) comes BABYTEETH-a pulse-pounding horror series that just HAD to be told-and AfterShock is telling it!
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
To learn more, go to Previews World on behalf of AfterShock Comics.
Posted: 16 Jan 2019 01:11 PM PST
Since its release in 1990, Nicolas Roeg's The Witches has delighted and chilled generations of viewers, the latter largely due to Anjelica Huston's performance as the Grand High Witch (a role that was enhanced by amazing makeup effects overseen by John Stephenson from Jim Henson's Creature Shop). Last summer, it was revealed that a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1973 book was in the works with Robert Zemeckis directing and Guillermo del Toro producing, and now it's being reported that Anne Hathaway will be the next person to play the Grand High Witch.
Variety reports that Hathaway (Colossal, Interstellar) "has closed a deal" to play the Grand High Witch in Zemeckis' new The Witches movie for Warner Bros. We'll have to wait and see what type of effects will be used on the character this time around to hopefully give nightmare fuel to a new generation of viewers.
Variety previously reported that Zemeckis was in "final negotiations" to direct a new adaptation of Dahl's The Witches (originally published in 1983) for Warner Bros. Should the deal be finalized, he would also write the adaptive screenplay. On the producing side of the project are Jack Rapke (backing the project through his and Zemeckis' ImageMovers banner) and directors Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro, the latter of whom is also co-writing and producing a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie.
Warner Bros. previously adapted The Witches in the 1990 movie that was directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jim Henson, and starred Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch, the leader of all witches on Earth who share the goal of destroying children by any means necessary. Variety mentions that Zemeckis' film is expected to be a closer adaptation of Dahl's novel than the beloved 1990 movie.
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the synopsis and cover art for The Witches book below, as well as the trailer for the 1990 film. Are you looking forward to a new adaptation of Dahl's chilling children's novel?
Cover art from Scholastic:
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 12:39 PM PST
In addition to hosting world premieres of some of the most exciting horror films of 2019, including Jordan Peele's Us, the 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival will also be home to the debuts of the premiere episodes of some of the most anticipated TV series of the year, including FX's What We Do in the Shadows and AMC's NOS4A2.
Here is the official info on the SXSW world premieres of What We Do in the Shadows and NOS4A2:
We also have the official press release with more details on SXSW's episodic and feature premieres, and check here to keep up to date on all of our SXSW coverage!
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 11:13 AM PST
"Therefore, we warn you: don't eat before you see Invasion of the Blood Farmers." That's one of the ominous lines spoken in the trailer for Invasion of the Blood Farmers, and if you missed this one on the drive-in screen back in the '70s, Severin Films has you covered with their February 26th Blu-ray release of the 1972 horror film... just think twice about eating popcorn while you watch it.
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 10:30 AM PST
Death-row inmates are sent into deep space in the name of science in Claire Denis' High Life. Co-starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, and Mia Goth, the trailer for the new sci-fi movie features dangers in the cold darkness of space, but it's what lives within the space vessel's walls that could be the most deadly threat to the crew.
A24 will release High Life in theaters on April 12th. Below, we have the official synopsis, trailer, and poster:
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Posted: 16 Jan 2019 09:59 AM PST
After four deliciously dark seasons on SYFY, the network has decided not to move forward with a fifth installment of Channel Zero.
Channel Zero creator, executive producer, and writer Nick Antosca shared the somber news on Instagram. While the creepypasta-based series is no more on SYFY, that doesn't mean that we won't see new seasons in the future at another network or streaming service (as Antosca hints at the end of his Instagram post).
Channel Zero has found a resurgence in viewership on AMC's Shudder, with the first three seasons of the anthology series currently available to watch on the streaming service. With their new Creepshow anthology series premiering this year, Shudder has been expanding their original content, and it seems like new seasons of Channel Zero would be a perfect fit for the streaming service.
Time will tell, and we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on all things Channel Zero in the future. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who worked on Channel Zero to make it so uniquely haunting. There has never been a show quite like this one, and I hope we see many more of its mind-burrowing nightmares in the future.
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