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Cassandra Peterson Returning to Salem Horror Fest This October

Posted: 03 Jul 2019 08:51 AM PDT

One of the most exciting genre celebrations in recent years, the Salem Horror Fest celebrated another successful gathering of horror lovers last year, and Daily Dead was thrilled to be a media sponsor of the 10-day event. With the festival preparing to kick off again this October, it's been announced that the Queen of Halloween herself, Cassandra Peterson, will be returning to Salem!

At Salem Horror Fest from Friday, October 11th–Sunday, October 13th, Cassandra Peterson will appear as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark for autograph signings, photo ops, and a private tea time event at the Salem Waterfront Hotel (225 Derby Street Salem United States).

To learn more about prices and times for Peterson's appearances, visit:

"Cassandra Peterson is returning to Salem Horror Fest, and this time she is bringing Elvira, Mistress of the Dark with her! Visit the Haunted Harbor for photo opps, autographs, and selfies! For the first time ever, Cassandra Peterson will be hosting a super exclusive, private tea time event! Unpleasant dreams do come true."

Salem Horror Fest 2019 will begin on Thursday, October 3rd and run through Sunday, October 13th. If you're looking to book a hotel or secure an Airbnb, then you'll want to do it here sooner rather than later, as space is limited.

The Daily Dead team had an amazing time at last year's Salem Horror Fest, with Jonathan James hosting a conversation with George A. Romero's son, George C. Romero, and Bryan Christopher hosting witch-themed trivia at the Daily Dead Trivia Tweetup during the festival's "Weekend of the Witch."

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on Salem Horror Fest as more events are announced, keep an eye on their official website for more information, and in case you missed it, check out their call for submissions.

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Review: MIDSOMMAR (Monte’s Take)

Posted: 03 Jul 2019 08:28 AM PDT

Death, dying, and the grieving process can be a personal and unique experience. For each individual who must endure watching someone leave, mourn the death of someone important in their lives, and ultimately grieve the fact that life will proceed without that person in their lives, the process can be a mixture of emotions both good and bad. But it is a process that is wholly unique for the individual.

In some cultures, this process has a defined set of steps that must be followed. For Native American tribes, the grieving practice is often incorporated into the processing of the burial arrangements, with each tribal community having a different set of operations that are incorporated into the traditional practices. Some of these specific practices are vastly different, oftentimes misunderstood or challenged by non-tribal people, from the "normal" process demonstrated throughout traditional America. But when you break it down, all the steps in the grieving process are present.

Director Ari Aster, who expertly crafted one of the best horror films of the last decade with Hereditary, which also featured one of the most stunning lead performances of 2018 from Toni Collette, returns for his sophomore film and focuses again on emotional trauma felt and caused by humanity. Midsommar is a film about clashing cultures, emotional codependency, and romantic manipulations wrapped up in dark shrouds of black humor.

Dani (Florence Pugh) is still grieving a family tragedy when her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) invites her to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer celebration in Sweden. Dani, lost in utter heartache and grasping to remaining fibers of her relationship with Christian, reluctantly pushes herself to commit to the trip. Not long after entering the mysterious community at the start of an 11-day festival, the couple begins to participate in strange rituals, drinking concoctions that lead to hallucinatory nightmares and partaking in bizarre ceremonies with unusual outcomes.

Midsommar functions on numerous levels, with influences ranging from films like The Wicker Man for thematic control and The Color of Pomegranates for color and design. However, the films of Ingmar Bergman seem most influential throughout the film, specifically Scenes from a Marriage pairs beautifully with the narrative components and tone being operated throughout this film.

It's within the narrative that Midsommar is most impressive. Aster has already proved with Hereditary why genre film is such a good vessel for complex narratives and emotional storytelling, but also why horror films can specifically evoke so many different types of emotions in the process of deeply affecting the viewer. Midsommar is operating with many of the same processes, but the story here is reaching farther, tackling issues of foreign predispositions, cultural misunderstandings, gender dominance, the power of femininity, relationship codependency, and the many meandering meanings of romantic relationships.

At its core, Midsommar is a break-up film mixed with the grieving process that follows the end of a relationship. It's an examination of that terrible relationship everyone has tried to save only to suddenly, and often times disastrously and painfully, come to the realization that it cannot be saved. Mr. Aster layers relationship concepts ingeniously throughout the film; through the ritual of cult ceremonies that operate as metaphors for sex and desire, through the process of aging and the death and dying rite involved in the relationship one has to another and the pain of moving forward without that person, and through the miscommunication of culture and tradition in examining just how different perceptions of love can be.

The composition of this film is familiar in tone and structure to Hereditary, however, the themes are fashioned in a far different way. The horror elements, which are violent and shocking throughout, accommodate the bleak yet humorous tone that Aster is trying to achieve. It's interesting that throughout this film, where the emotional strings are being plucked at vastly different strengths, the humor feels so natural. It helps bring some levity to the dark subject matter that is transpiring in bright daylight scenes, with sometimes tinged hallucinatory perspectives.

These concepts do not work without the brilliant performance from Florence Pugh, who in the first few minutes of the film completely invades the viewer's emotional space through devastating pain and sorrow. The remaining performance is a range of emotions that are genuinely composed. Jack Reynor plays Christian, the not-so-great boyfriend character, who convincingly displays that he is more self-obsessed and self-concerned than he is dedicated to his relationship.

Midsommar is a beautifully photographed film that is most often composed in the bright, shining sunlight. There is an uneasiness to horror films that operate in daylight, that the evil being orchestrated has no remorse for whatever it plans on doing in full, clear view. It's an achievement to the director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski, who has proven such an immense range with the collaboration with Ari Aster in two films. From stunning wide frame shots of peaceful yet inescapable environments to unnerving wandering shots seemingly taken from something watching in the clouds, all the way to the gory glory of shocking violence, it's all beautifully and purposefully rendered.

Midsommar is the second film for director Ari Aster, and it's already an impressive two-film catalog. Mr. Aster continues to strengthen his voice and skill set as a filmmaker, but his perception for how one can utilize genre to tell emotionally complicated stories is the real achievement for this filmmaker. Midsommar demonstrates that sometimes the scariest monster isn't a monster at all—sometimes it's the emotion connected with the fear of loss and outlook towards the unknown.

Movie Score: 4.5/5

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THE WALKING DEAD Season 9 Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on August 20th

Posted: 03 Jul 2019 08:13 AM PDT

If you missed Rick Grimes' big stand, the shocking introduction of The Whisperers, or the living dead blizzard in The Walking Dead Season 9, you can watch it all unfold from the comfort of your couch when the ninth season is released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on August 20th from Lionsgate.

Press Release: SANTA MONICA, CA (July 2, 2019) – An iconic pop-culture character says goodbye when Season 9 of "The Walking Dead" arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital August 20 from Lionsgate. New showrunner Angela Kang takes the helm as Rick Grimes prepares to make his exit from one of the world's most popular TV series. "The Walking Dead" Season 9 stars award winner Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Heartbreaker), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, Triple 9), Lauren Cohan (All Eyez on Me, TV's "Whiskey Cavalier," Mile 22), Danai Gurira (Black Panther, All Eyez on Me), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, TV's "The Good Wife" and "Grey's Anatomy"), and Academy Award® nominee Samantha Morton (2003, Best Actress, In America).

Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their leader, Negan. With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him, and he spared Negan to uphold the values his late son, Carl, championed – values that created conflict within his group. Now, with our survivors rebuilding civilization under Rick's leadership a year and a half after the end of the war, it's a time of relative peace among the communities. However, the world they knew is rapidly changing, nature is literally taking over, and, as time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles and danger. But nothing can prepare them for the formidable force they're about to encounter, threatening the very idea of civilization our survivors have worked so hard to build.

The home entertainment release of "The Walking Dead" Season 9 includes multiple making-of featurettes, including a look at the memorable deaths of the season, deleted scenes, and a bonus scene. "The Walking Dead" Season 9 Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $80.99 and $70.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Seasons Change" Featurette
  • "In Memoriam" Featurette
  • "The Whisperers: Behind the Mask" Featurette
  • "Rick Farewell" Featurette
  • "Time Jump" Featurette
  • Bonus Scene: Episode 908
  • "Inside Episode …" Featurettes per episode
  • "Making of …" Featurettes per episode

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2018-2019

Title Copyright: The Walking Dead © 2019 AMC Film Holdings LLC. Artwork and Supplementary Materials are TM, ® and © 2019 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: TV-on-DVD

Rating: TV-MA

Genre: Drama, Horror, Action

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, French, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 751 Minutes (16 episodes)

BD Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation

DVD Format: 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation

BD Audio: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 2.0 Dolby Stereo, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Stereo

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Stereo, Spanish Dolby Stereo

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ZOMBIELAND Coming to 4K Ultra HD on October 1st

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 04:36 PM PDT

Before Zombieland 2: Double Tap is released in theaters this fall, Sony Pictures is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the horror comedy that taught us the essential rules of survival with a 4K Ultra HD release of the original Zombieland on October 1st:

Press Release: CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 1, 2019) – Celebrating its 10th anniversary and available just ahead of the theatrical debut of its sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, ZOMBIELAND brings the laughs and scares to 4K Ultra HD October 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Academy Award® nominees Woody Harrelson (2017, Best Supporting Actor, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 2017), Jesse Eisenberg (2010, Best Actor, The Social Network) and Abigail Breslin (2006, Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine), and Academy Award-winner Emma Stone (2016, Best Actress, La La Land), ZOMBIELAND follows a shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park, who join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. Remastered in 4K with High Dynamic Range, ZOMBIELAND also includes an all-new exclusive Dolby Atmos audio track, along with the original theatrical 5.1 audio.

The ZOMBIELAND 4K UHD features an exciting new special feature, showcasing the cast offering a retrospective look back at the original film, plus hours of fun and frightening archival special features.

Synopsis:

Nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived the plague that has turned mankind into flesh-devouring zombies because he's scared of just about everything. Gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has no fears. Together, they are about to stare down their most horrifying challenge yet: each other's company. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin co-star in this double-hitting, head-smashing comedy.

SPECIAL FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD

  • ALL-NEW: Raised From the Dead: Zombieland A Decade Later
  • Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Crew of Zombieland
  • Shootin' Zombies with Ruben Fleischer
  • Theatrical Trailer

SPECIAL FEATURES ON BLU-RAY

  • Beyond the Graveyard Picture-in-Picture Track
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers and Cast
  • In Search of Zombieland Featurette
  • Zombieland is Your Land Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Visual Effects Progression Scenes
  • Theatrical Promo Trailers

ZOMBIELAND has a run time of approximately 88 minutes and is rated R for horror violence/gore and language.

Academy Award® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Netflix Orders Series Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 04:23 PM PDT

After years of being in development with numerous artists attached, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking The Sandman comic book series will finally come to life, with the Dream of the Endless finding a home at Netflix.

According to multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, an adaptation of Gaiman's The Sandman is moving forward at Netflix, with the streaming service signing a "massive financial deal" with Warner Bros. Television to adapt the DC comic book series, which was originally published from 1989–1996.

Netflix has ordered a 11-episode season that will be executive produced by Gaiman and David S. Goyer (who is also writing and producing a Hellraiser reboot), with the duo also co-writing the first episode with Allan Heinberg, who will serve as the showrunner and fellow executive producer.

Here's what Channing Dungey, the VP of Original Series at Netflix, had to say about The Sandman series:

"We're thrilled to partner with the brilliant team that is Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg to finally bring Neil's iconic comic book series, The Sandman, to life onscreen. From its rich characters and storylines to its intricately built-out worlds, we're excited to create an epic original series that dives deep into this multi-layered universe beloved by fans around the world."

For those unfamiliar with The Sandman, here's the synopsis for the upcoming series (via Netflix):

"A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic--and human--mistakes he's made during his vast existence."

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Sandman, and let us know what you would like to see in the anticipated adaptation.

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Comic-Con 2019: AMC Announces Hall H Panels for THE WALKING DEAD, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and PREACHER

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 02:31 PM PDT

With Fear The Walking Dead nearly halfway through its fifth season, The Walking Dead coming up on its tenth season, and Preacher on the verge of its fourth and final season, AMC is bringing all three shows to Comic-Con for Hall H panels, and we have a look at the full details and new key art for all three series.

Read on for details on AMC's Comic-Con panels, including The Terror: Infamy and NOS4A2, and check our Comic-Con online hub to keep up to date on all of our coverage of the convention!

Press Release: NEW YORK – JULY 1, 2019 – The cast and producers of AMC's hit scripted series "The Walking Dead," "Fear the Walking Dead" and "Preacher" will return to this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, with the network's new supernatural horror series "NOS4A2" and Ridley Scott-produced anthology series "The Terror: Infamy" making their Comic-Con debut.

In addition, AMC will have a significant presence in and around San Diego with activities and partnerships including a Walker Horde, the return of the "DeadQuarters" fan zone, a partnership with Feeding San Diego, and demos of the upcoming VR game "The Walking Dead Onslaught," among other gaming activities.

An overview of AMC's panels is below:

"Fear the Walking Dead" panel on Friday, July 19 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Hall H

Panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Rubén Blades and Karen David, along with chief content officer of "The Walking Dead" Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and director and co-executive producer, Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick.

"The Walking Dead" panel on Friday, July 19 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in Hall H

Panelists include cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura and Cailey Fleming, along with chief content officer of "The Walking Dead" Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick.

"Preacher" panel on Friday, July 19 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Hall H

Panelists include executive producer Seth Rogen and cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish and Mark Harelik. The panel will be moderated by IGN's editor-in-chief of entertainment Terri Schwartz.

"The Terror: Infamy" panel on Friday, July 19 from 4:45-5:35pm in Room 6A

Panelists include cast members Derek Mio, George Takei, Kiki Sukezane and Cristina Rodlo, along with co-creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein. The panel will be moderated by Indiewire senior editor Hanh Nguyen.

"NOS4A2" panel on Saturday, July 20 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 6A

Panelists include cast members Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, along with showrunner and executive producer Jami O'Brien, and author and executive producer Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis.

An overview of AMC's activations, partnerships and activities around San Diego is below:

  • "DeadQuarters," the official fan zone of "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead," will feature a curated walk through of settings from both series, including the Winter Escape from the Season 9 finale of "TWD," as well as an elaborate treehouse and plane crash site inspired by the Season 5 storylines in "Fear." Fans can pre-register here to beat the lines.
  • Located on Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (4th Avenue and L Street, across from the Convention Center), "DeadQuarters" will open for a press preview on Thursday, July 18 from 10:00-11:00am and to the public Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 from 11:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, July 21 from 11:00am-4:00pm.
  • AMC is partnering with Feeding America and encouraging "DeadQuarters" visitors to donate canned foods throughout Comic-Con weekend to benefit the organization's local chapter, Feeding San Diego. Donors will receive an exclusive Hilltop Token, which can be used to unlock special deals on food, retail and entertainment around San Diego. For more info and to support Feeding San Diego, click here.

The network is inviting "The Walking Dead" fans to dress as walkers for an official Walker Hordemoment at Petco Park on Saturday, July 20 with doors opening at 9am. Attendees will help recreate a walker scene for a photo that will be part of an official marketing campaign for "TWD's" milestone 10thseason. Fans can register at: www.amc.com/horde.

Ahead of the Fall release of the much-anticipated VR game, "The Walking Dead Onslaught," AMC and gaming studio Survios will host demos at "DeadQuarters" to give Comic-Con attendees an opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite survivors and get an exclusive sneak peek of the game. Press demos will start on Thursday, July 18 at 10:00am at "DeadQuarters."

Additional "TWD" gaming activities at "DeadQuarters" include:

  • Next Games will hold auditions for their "Become a Hero" contest, for which fans can film their best hero poses from the series for a chance to transform into a playable character in the popular location-based augmented reality mobile game, "The Walking Dead: Our World."
  • FTX Games will encourage fans to test their luck with "The Walking Dead: Slots," a virtual slot machine on a 65" screen. Players will be given three spins for a chance to make it to the top of the leaderboard and win a year's subscription to "The Walking Dead" Supply Drop – and every player will receive a scratch-off card to win in-game coins. FTX will also be demoing their upcoming puzzle battle role-playing game, "The Walking Dead: Outbreak."

About "The Walking Dead"

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Denise Huth. The series stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Seth Gilliam, Avi Nash, Callan McAuliffe, Cooper Andrews, Eleanor Matsuura, Nadia Hilker, Cailey Fleming, Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, Cassady McClincy and Lauren Ridloff.

About "Fear the Walking Dead"

In "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 5, the group's mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what's left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won't be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

Produced by AMC Studios, "Fear the Walking Dead" is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Ruben Blades and Karen David.

About "Preacher"

"Preacher," is a dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. Season 3 ended with Jesse Custer saying goodbye to his home of Angelville and reuniting with Tulip, while Herr Starr's (Torrens) master plan for the Grail continued to advance.

The series stars Dominic Cooper, Academy Award® nominee Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, along with series regulars Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Noah Taylor, Mark Harelik and Tyson Ritter. The Sony Pictures Television-AMC Studios co-production is developed for television by executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

About "The Terror: Infamy"

Set during World War II, the second season of "The Terror" centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Season two is co-created and executive produced by showrunner Alexander Woo ("True Blood") and Max Borenstein ("Kong: Skull Island," "Godzilla"). The series stars renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei, Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Miki Ishikawa, Shingo Usami, and Naoko Mori.

"The Terror" is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.

About "NOS4A2"

"NOS4A2," the network's new supernatural horror series based on Joe Hill's 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, stars Emmy®-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith.

"NOS4A2" introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Fear the Walking Dead," "The Terror," "Into the Badlands," "Humans," "Preacher," "The Son," "McMafia," "Lodge 49," "The Little Drummer Girl," "NOS4A2" and the forthcoming "Dispatches from Elsewhere" and "For Life" (wt). AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking with Chris Hardwick," "AMC Visionaries" and "Ride with Norman Reedus." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego (FSD) is a non-profit organization on a mission to end hunger and reduce food waste. Established in 2007, FSD is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Currently, one in eight San Diegans, including one in six children, face hunger each day. FSD provides 500,000 meals every week to children, adults and seniors in partnership with a network of 245 local charities, schools, faith communities, and food pantries. Through an efficient model focused on reducing our impact on the environment, every dollar donated helps provide four nutritious meals to people facing hunger. To learn more about Feeding San Diego and its hunger-relief initiatives, visit feedingsandiego.org.

Key art from AMC / Skybound:

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WYNONNA EARP Season 4 Announced, Summer 2020 Premiere Planned

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 11:48 AM PDT

Fans of Wynonna Earp were disheartened to learn that funding for a fourth season was not available earlier this year. It looked like the series would not be coming back, but it has just been announced that IDW, SEVEN24 Films, Space, and SYFY have greenlit a new season that will debut in Summer 2020:

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 2, 2019 – IDW Entertainment, SEVEN24 Films, Space and SYFY announced today that "Wynonna  Earp," the award-winning series based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith, has been greenlit to start production for its fourth season. With production slated to begin later this year, Season 4 is expected to debut in Summer 2020 on SYFY in the US and Space in Canada. Additionally, IDW Entertainment announced that Cineflix Studios  has come aboard to co-produce with Cineflix Rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series.

Winner of the 2018 People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, "Wynonna Earp" follows the life of the great, great granddaughter (Melanie Scrofano, "Bad Blood") of famous lawman Wyatt Earp. The action-packed supernatural sci-fi series stars Scrofano, Tim Rozon ("Schitt's Creek"), Dominique Provost-Chalkley ("Avengers: Age of Ultron") and Katherine Barrell ("Working Moms").

"We are absolutely thrilled that we get to make more 'Wynonna Earp,' and are grateful to our networks and partners for working hard to ensure we can," said Emily Andras, Showrunner and Executive Producer. "This is an enormous testament to our passionate and fierce fans, the Earpers, who remind us every day how to fight like hell for the things you love with wit, ferocity and kindness."

Known for having one of the most active social media communities - from arranging fan conventions around the world to raising money for LGBTQ charities - "Wynonna Earp" has been praised for its "fierce and committed performances"*, and has received and been nominated for numerous awards including Canadian Screen Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Directors Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Canada and Alberta Film & Television Awards.

SEVEN24's Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, in addition to Cineflix's Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock, serve as Executive Producers along with Todd Berger and Rick Jacobs.

ABOUT IDW ENTERTAINMENT

IDW Entertainment "IDWE" is charged with developing, financing, producing and distributing creative, diversified and targeted entertainment content ranging from series and features to interactive experiences and digital content from sister company IDW Publishing's extensive IP catalog of comic books and graphic novels, as well as from third party content.

Since launching in 2013, IDWE has successfully delivered three seasons of the critically-acclaimed "Wynonna Earp", which debuted on SYFY in the U.S.; Spike TV in the UK and Australia; and Netflix Globally. The company is also in production on a Netflix series adaptation of the popular comic book "Locke & Key" by Joe Hill and show run by Carlton Cuse, slated to premiere in 2020.  IDWE has completed production on the Netflix Original series "VWars" set to premiere in 2019, starring Ian Somerhalder; and "October Faction" also slated to premiere in 2019.

IDWE is a franchise studio division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: IDWM), a fully integrated media company.

ABOUT SEVEN24 FILMS

SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. In addition to the People's Choice Award winning series, Wynonna Earp, current projects include Fortunate Son, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, Jann, a half hour comedy for CTV, and the hit family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its thirteenth season for CBC and UPtv. Previous projects include Young Drunk Punk for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series Burn Up. Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Resurrecting the Champ.

ABOUT CINEFLIX STUDIOS

Cineflix Studios creates scripted content for the US, Canada, and international markets. Partnering with top flight showrunners and third-party producers, Cineflix Studios brings creative, co-financing, and distribution expertise through Cineflix Rights to premium projects. Cineflix Studios co-financed and co-produced two seasons of the dramatic series Pure for WGNA/Hulu/Super Channel/CBC and the recently renewed break-out hit series Coroner for CBC/NBCU International Networks.

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Video Interview: Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, and Vilhelm Blomgren on Working with Ari Aster and the Story of MIDSOMMAR

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 11:08 AM PDT

In just a few hours, writer/director Ari Aster's latest genre effort, Midsommar, is set to arrive in theaters around the country. But before we raise our glasses and get lost in all the festivities, we've got one last set of interviews with three of the film's co-stars from the recent Midsommar press day: Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, and Vilhelm Blomgren.

During the interview, the trio talked about how Aster's work on Hereditary made him a filmmaker that they were excited to work with on this latest project, how the script for Midsommar was unlike anything they had ever read before, and their experiences on being immersed in the world of Hälsingland while shooting the film together in Hungary.

Check out our video interview with Poulter, Harper, and Blomgren below, go HERE to catch up on our previous coverage of Midsommar, and be sure to check out Midsommar in theaters this week!

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Watch the Official Trailer for Mansion Murder Mystery KNIVES OUT, Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Daniel Craig

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 09:16 AM PDT

While we're already getting a Clue-esque horror movie this August with Ready or Not, Rian Johnson has more manor murder mayhem in store for viewers with the release of Knives Out this November, and the movie's first trailer features a star-studded cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, and Daniel Craig.

Lionsgate will release Knives Out in theaters on November 27th. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and in the meantime, check out the official trailer and synopsis below:

"Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.

From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end."

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Q&A: Director Jesse Thomas Cook Discusses the Tributes to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and RESIDENT EVIL Video Games in DEADSIGHT

Posted: 02 Jul 2019 08:52 AM PDT

An injured man without sight and a pregnant police officer must team up to survive ravenous zombies in DeadSight, and with the new horror movie out now on DVD, On Demand, and digital platforms from RLJE Films, we caught up with director Jesse Thomas Cook in our latest Q&A feature to discuss his approach to telling a new living dead tale, the movie's references to Night of the Living Dead and Resident Evil video games, and collaborating with his wife, Liv Collins, who stars in and co-wrote the film.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us, Jesse, and congratulations on DeadSight! When did you first read the screenplay by Liv Collins and Kevin Revie, and what made you want to bring this story to life on screen?

Jesse Thomas Cook: Zombies have always been my top sub-genre within horror. I had produced a zombie film in 2010 called Exit Humanity, but I always wanted the chance to direct my own undead story. Liv, Kevin, and I got together one weekend in October 2017 and started brainstorming ideas for zombie storylines. We settled on the plot of DeadSight and six weeks later we were on set filming it.

In addition to co-writing DeadSight, Liv Collins also stars as Mara Madigan. What made her the right fit for that role?

Jesse Thomas Cook: Liv and I got married about three months before we filmed DeadSight. We have three boys and this is the third film we've collaborated on. In fact, she was seven months pregnant with our youngest son Hollis when we filmed DeadSight. SO, I guess you could say the role was written for her.

Where did filming take place, and how long was your shooting schedule?

Jesse Thomas Cook: It was filmed in a couple of decrepit houses near Owen Sound, Ontario, and in an abandoned grain terminal building in Collingwood, Ontario. Filming took 11 days in December 2017, and then four follow-up pickup days in late April 2018.

Did Adam Seybold wearing a bandage over his eyes bring about any additional challenges during filming?

Jesse Thomas Cook: I literally had to direct Adam to where he was walking, and whether he was veering out of frame. He was adamant to go method, so it was up to me to ensure his safety and that he wasn't drifting too far away from his destination. It was a big relief once we reached the part in the film where he could discard the bandage.

Were you influenced or inspired by any films, TV series, or books while making Deadsight?

Jesse Thomas Cook: Definitely Night of the Living Dead… there's all sorts of references to NOTLD in DeadSight, from the lead character's name to opening on a graveyard and using the farmhouse and basement as big set pieces. I was also heavily influenced by some of the earlier Resident Evil video games. The film functions as a de facto Resident Evil fan-made film. With the police officer character having to complete these side missions, various weapons found and discarded, key items, and limited ammunition, and, of course, the big ending in a destabilized factory with the alarms sounding off.

Looking back at your time on set, is there a favorite or memorable moment that stands out?

Jesse Thomas Cook: It went smooth for the most part, but we actually lost a couple of media data cards and had to re-shoot a few scenes a few months after the main shoot, (which was in December 2017). We ended up going back in April 2018 to match the same look, and when the major snow drifts had thawed in Ontario. By that time, Liv had already given birth to our son, so she was now able to do more stunts and battle more zombies as a result.

Filming with Ry Barrett in the crappy trailer setting was a lot of fun, and perhaps was the only relaxed time we could have a dialogue scene in peace. Ditto for the basement scene between Liv and Adam. Those two scenes were nice to let the pacing breathe a bit and allow the actors to do their thing. It was also a lot of fun to see my wife blow the brains out of her two younger brothers, who were playing zombies in the scene where the undead besiege the trailer in the woods.

Ultimately, what do you hope viewers take away from DeadSight?

Jesse Thomas Cook: I'm hoping they'll enjoy the ride of witnessing a blind man and a pregnant police officer navigate their way in this undead world we created. And how we feel blind as an audience the first half of the film while we linger on Ben's character, and then we start to dwell more on Mara for the second half of the film, and the inevitably of the birth that will occur during this nightmare survival situation. Ultimately, [I hope] that they'll appreciate the inter-dependence of the two lead characters despite their vulnerabilities.

With DeadSight now on DVD, On Demand, and Digital HD from RLJE Films, what other projects do you have coming up that you're excited about, and where can our readers follow your work online?

Jesse Thomas Cook: www.foresightfeatures.com has all my older films' trailers and posters. I just finished editing Liv's directorial debut, which is a charming and awesome little road trip comedy film called To Hell with Harvey.

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