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Director Revealed for Goosebumps Sequel

5 hours ago

Viewers beware, you're in for a scare! Earlier this year it was revealed that the sequel to 2015's Goosebumps is scheduled to haunt theaters on September 21st, 2018, and while we're still waiting to see what direction Sony takes the film franchise in its pivotal second installment, a director has now been revealed for the latest adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular horror book series.

According to multiple sources, including The Tracking Board, the Goosebumps sequel, referred to right now only as Goosebumps 2, will be directed by Ari Sandel, the filmmaker who won an Oscar in 2007 for the short film West Bank Story. Sandel more recently directed the high school comedy The Duff and the time traveling romance When We First Met. He was also previously announced to helm the live action film adaptation of the Mattel toy line Monster High, perhaps making him a good fit to bring Stine's creepy »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: Gift Wrapping Turns into a Blood-Soaked Nightmare in New Saturday Night Live Holiday Skit

6 hours ago

This past weekend, James Franco enjoyed his fourth time hosting Saturday Night Live in an episode that featured several holiday sketches. While the episode as a whole delivered plenty of standout moments, nothing was quite as memorable as the unforgettable "Gift Wrap" sketch, which might be the most memorable (and messy) holiday SNL skit since Will Ferrell sang "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" on a rapidly spinning, vomit-inducing platform.

Starring James Franco and Kate McKinnon as Bloomingdale's employees in the gift wrap section, the new SNL holiday skit turns a seemingly simple paper cut into a springboard for one of the most blood-soaked sketch in SNL history (ranking right up there with SNL's shocking Dead Poets Society spoof from 2016). Ever the dutiful employee and full of the holiday spirit, Franco's character still attempts to wrap customers' gifts despite losing enough blood to fill an elevator at the Overlook Hotel. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch the New Trailer for David Ayer’s Magical Buddy Cop Movie Bright

7 hours ago

One is human, the other is an orc, but at the end of the day, the two police officers in David Ayer's new movie Bright work together to stop the mystical world of crime, as evidenced in the magical third trailer.

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, »

- Derek Anderson

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Screams and Scares Abound in New Trailer for Insidious: The Last Key

18 hours ago

"This time the haunted house is my family's house." Horror hits close to home for parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) in the new trailer for Insidious: Chapter 4, and while the latest video for the fourth entry in the horror franchise features plenty of previously released footage from the first trailer, it also offers a new glimpse into Elise's haunted past.

Below, you can watch the new trailer for Insidious: Chapter 4, which is scheduled to come out in theaters on January 5th from Universal Pictures. In case you missed it, read what Shaye had to say about the new prequel in our 2016 interview with the actress, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

"The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces »

- Derek Anderson

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December 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Game Of Thrones Season 7, House and House II: The Second Story Special Editions

21 hours ago

We should go ahead and rename December 12th “Arrow Video Day,” because the fine fiends over there have a ton of titles coming out this Tuesday, including Special Edition sets for The Premonition and Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood, and they’ve also put together standalone special edition Blu-rays for both House and House II: The Second Story. Severin Films is resurrecting Asylum this Tuesday, and fans can finally get their hands on the latest season of Game of Thrones, as well as a box set featuring every episode from all seven seasons.

Other notable releases for December 12th include K-Shop, Once Upon A Time at Christmas, Brackenmore, The Snake Woman, Beware the Lake, and Hollow Creek.


Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (HBO, Blu-ray & DVD)

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, »

- Heather Wixson

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Q&A: Composer Douglas Pipes Discusses The Babysitter and Working with Michael Dougherty on Trick ’R Treat and Krampus

22 hours ago

He's the creative mind behind the music for both of Michael Dougherty's beloved holiday horror movies, Trick ’r Treat and Krampus, and Douglas Pipes' captivating music can now be heard in the recent horror comedy The Babysitter. To celebrate his new score and to reflect on his impressive past work, we caught up with Pipes for a Q&A feature, and he discussed his collaborations with Dougherty, how he became interested in music during his formative years, and which composer is still a major influence on his own work.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Douglas. When did you initially become interested in music and what did you listen to in your formative years?

Douglas Pipes: My father was an elementary and junior high school music teacher, so I was exposed to music from the very beginning. I took up piano when I was eight. »

- Derek Anderson

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Q&A: Composer Andrew Hollander on Creating the Score for My Friend Dahmer

23 hours ago

Set in the ’70s and focused on the teenage years of one of the world's most infamous serial killers, My Friend Dahmer left an indelible mark on 2017 cinema thanks to its unsettling story, powerful performances, and emotional music. In a new installment of our Q&A features, Daily Dead caught up with composer Andrew Hollander to discuss creating the score for Marc Meyers' haunting coming-of-age film.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Andrew, When did you initially become interested in music and what did you listen to in your formative years?

Andrew Hollander: I first became interested in music when I was a little kid listening to records that my older sisters had. It was a lot of stuff from the ’70s: Elton John, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who... I would just go into my room, close the door and listen to records for hours. »

- Derek Anderson

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Funko’s New The Walking Dead Pop! Vinyl Figures Include Eugene, Negan, Sasha & King Ezekiel

23 hours ago

If you're going to miss seeing the faces of The Walking Dead characters until season 8 returns in February, you can take solace in looking at Funko's new Pop! vinyl figures of Eugene (with his jar of pickles), Negan, Sasha, King Ezekiel, and Daryl Dixon.

Funko's new Walking Dead Pop! vinyl figures are due out this winter, and you can view them all below. Will you be adding them to your shelf?

From Funko: "The latest season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is in the middle of Season 8! Funko is excited to announce a new Pop! Keychain and series of Pop! for AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Pop! Keychain: The Walking Dead – Negan

Take Negan with you on the go! Negan is holding his beloved Lucille, now featured as a Pop! Keychain.

Coming in February!

Pop! Television: The Walking Dead

This series features “King” of the Kingdom, Ezekiel and soldier Richard, »

- Derek Anderson

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“The Last Stand Begins” in New Preview Video for the Second Half of The Walking Dead Season 8

11 December 2017 2:47 PM, PST

Following the shocking events of The Walking Dead mid-season 8 finale, nothing will ever be the same on the AMC series, and a new preview video for the second half of this season promises that the last stand is just getting started.

The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its 16-episode eighth season on Sunday, February 25th at 9:00 pm Est. In the meantime, you can get a look at what's to come in the preview video below.

Season 8 synopsis: "Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.

Feeling powerless under Negan's rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn't be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. »

- Derek Anderson

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Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson to Host Q&A with Director Ben Young & Actress Emma Booth at December 12th Los Angeles Screening of Hounds Of Love

11 December 2017 11:30 AM, PST

Following its well-received festival run, the kidnapping thriller Hounds of Love is heading to the big screen for one night only in select Us theaters this Tuesday, December 12th, courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky. These special screenings will including a Los Angeles showing co-presented by Beyond Fest, and we're excited to announce that Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson will be on hand to host a Q&A with writer/director Ben Young and star Emma Booth

Taking place at the Laemmle Royal theater in Los Angeles, this special Hounds of Love screening will take place on Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30pm Pst. Presented by Beyond Fest and Gunpowder & Sky, the screening will be accompanied by Heather Wixson's live Q&A with Young.

To purchase tickets to the special screening, visit Laemmle online, and visit the event's official Facebook page and the Hounds of Love website for more information. »

- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review: Torso

11 December 2017 9:55 AM, PST

Old dogs and new tricks, that’s me, as I’ve never seen a Sergio Martino film until now. If Torso is to be my first, so be it; a fun giallo with copious amounts of strictly gratuitous nudity is nothing to scoff at, and UK boutique label Shameless Films lovingly stabs their way onto your video shelf.

I certainly know of Martino’s work; as I delve deeper into Italian horror I hear of All the Colors of the Dark and Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (both from ’72), mostly due to the vibrant titles and his even more vibrant leading lady, Edwige Fenech, whose stunning visage graces my eyeballs on a regular basis. (Gratzi, Sarah.) But beyond that, I really knew little before taking my first trip into Martinoville. And thanks to Shameless, I plan to pop in more often.

Here’s our setting, »

- Scott Drebit

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Meet Aidan in the New Trailer for Overkill’S The Walking Dead First-Person Shooter Video Game

10 December 2017 5:11 PM, PST

We've been keeping Daily Dead readers updated on Overkill's The Walking Dead first-person shooter video game since it was first announced in 2014. Now a new cinematic trailer for the four-player co-op video game has been released, showing the streets of Washington D.C. overrun with the living dead.

A collaboration between Starbreeze Studio, Skybound Entertainment, and 505 Games, Overkill's The Walking Dead is expected to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in the fall of 2018. You can meet the playable character Aidan in the trailer below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

Press Release: A new cinematic trailer was released today for Overkill’s The Walking Dead, the upcoming cooperative first-person shooter in development by Overkill – A Starbreeze Studio, together with its partners Skybound Entertainment and 505 Games. This video features Aidan, the first of the game’s four unique playable characters fighting to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world. »

- Derek Anderson

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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

10 December 2017 4:46 PM, PST

Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person »

- Derek Anderson

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