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Contest: Win Fright on Blu-ray

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A babysitter gets more than she bargained for when an unexpected (and deadly) guest arrives in Peter Collinson's Fright, and with the 1971 horror film now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Fright.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Fright Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 24th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years
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September 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Nightwish, Fright, Straight On Till Morning, The Velocipastor, Who Saw Her Die?

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This week’s horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD titles are an eclectic bunch, led by a pair of cult classics—Fright and Straight on Till Morning—which were both directed by Peter Collinson. Arrow Video put together a special edition release for Who Saw Her Die?, which this writer is really looking forward to checking out in the coming weeks, and Unearthed Classics is resurrecting Nightwish on both formats as well.

In terms of new films, The Velocipastor arrives on Tuesday on both Blu and DVD, and for those of you who missed it in theaters, Dark Phoenix rises again on multiple formats, and Clownado touches down this week on DVD as well.

Other notable releases for September 17th include The Night Sitter, D-Railed, The Bloody Ape, Return of the Scarecrow, and The Films of Sarah Jacobson: Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore & I Was a Teenage Serial Killer from Agfa.
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DVD Savant’s Guide to the New Wave of Classic Hammer Blu-rays

Curious about all those Region B Hammer Blu-rays from overseas, the ones requiring a region-free player? As a public service, Savant has solicited an expert opinion (you'll have to take my word for that) of a film restoration/transfer specialist who is also an informed fan of the filmic output of the little horror studio at Bray. I know, real Hammer fans buy first and worry about quality later, but this little guide might be of help to the rest of us budget-conscious collectors.

A 'Guest' article Written by a trusted Savant correspondent.

(Note: I receive plenty of emails asking for advice about the quality of Region B Blu-rays, most of which I don't see. I have access to industry people qualified to compare and judge the discs, but they stay off the record, because their employers forbid them to go online with their opinions. They must sometimes simmer in
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Once Upon A Time season 3 episode 1 review: The Heart Of The Truest Believer

Review Kylie Peters 30 Sep 2013 - 07:12

The magic and pixie dust is back on Sunday night TV. Kylie welcomes the return of Once Upon A Time...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 The Heart of the Truest Believer

Once Upon a Time sails through the portal to Never Land and into its third season with all the intensity of Emma on a Momma Bear streak. Thrilling pacing and a fabulous collection of witty one-liners make up for chunks of cheesy sentimentality and a bit of drama-mongering in an overall satisfying opening that buzzes with momentum.

To be fair, it may just take some time to get reacquainted with Once’s Disney-fied approach to storytelling. It’s certainly a departure from Breaking Bad, Dexter, and other not-so-positive shows that have occupied geeks’ televisions since the end of Once’s last season. We just aren’t used to watching something where lines like “If you believe,
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Once Upon A Time season 2 finale review: And Straight On Till Morning

Review Kylie Peters 13 May 2013 - 06:45

Once Upon A Time ends an uneven season with a cracker of a finale. Here's Emma's review of And Straight On Till Morning...

This review contains spoilers.

2.22 And Straight On Till Morning

Take a few minutes to meditate after the season two finale of Once Upon a Time - your blood pressure’s probably up. The show is firing on all cylinders, rocketing between plots and characters fueled by raw, devastating emotion. The frantic yet strangely balanced combination of action and drama makes this finale a heck of a ride. Despite too many characters and some too-convenient plot points, And Straight On Till Morning is a thoroughly entertaining watch that makes viewers regret the end of even a season as uneven as this one has been.

It’s astounding that so many characters with such deep-seated issues could all get their few minutes in
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Once Upon A Time, Ep. 2.22, “And Straight on Till Morning” – A suspenseful conclusion to a magical season

Once Upon A Time, Season 2, Episode 22: “And Straight on Till Morning

Written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Directed by Dean White

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on ABC

Once Upon a Time has closed its pages on the saga of Season Two and just like the writers planned, the season ends with a bang. Every single element you could possible need is present in the ending.

The destruction of Storybrooke by Greg and Tamara is the main focus of the episode. Everyone is on top of their scenes tonight; we find ourselves being pulled into the television set and rooting for everyone. Even the most unlikely of heroes steps up and fights to help in their own way, including Regina, Rumplestiltskin, and Hook.

The episode jumps right in with action and suspense within the first few seconds- the writers waste no time pulling us in as quickly as they can get us.
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Once Upon A Time season 2 episode 21 review: Second Star To The Right

Review Kylie Peters 6 May 2013 - 08:15

Kylie doubts whether next week's finale will be able to tie together season two's many loose ends...

This review contains spoilers.

2.21 Second Star to the Right

There’s little time for sentiment in this week’s action-heavy episode, and that’s perhaps a good thing after last week’s sluggish-feeling fest. Still, there’s something lacking in a Once episode that prioritizes plot movement over its characters’ internal struggles. The notable exception, involving Emma, Neal, and a sucking green portal of doom, injects a little much-needed personal drama into the episode, but it’s a bit too forced to really do the trick. Last week’s episode built an emotional foundation for the finale, and this week does the same from a plot standpoint, rushing to set-up a conclusion-worthy climax. It’s a mediocre offering, interesting to watch once but not much worth rewatching,
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Michael Raymond-James Talks Once Upon A Time, How He Approaches a Fantastical Character, and Favorite Moments of the Season

With the final two episodes of Season 2 entitled “Second Star to the Right” and “And Straight on Till Morning,” it’s clear that the ABC fantasy series Once Upon A Time will be exploring the world of Neverland. While Emma (Jennifer Morrison) believes that Neal’s (Michael Raymond-James) fiancée Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green) had something to do with Regina's (Lana Parrilla) disappearance, a young Bae (Dylan Schmid) finds himself in Old London and is taken in by the Darling family when he befriends their daughter, Wendy (Freya Tingley). During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Michael Raymond-James (True Blood, Terriers) talked about how Neal/Baelfire will have to address his unfinished business with both Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and his father (Robert Carlyle), just how much he knew about his character when he signed on to play him, how he approaches such a fantastical character, and his favorite moments this season.
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Once Upon a Time Bosses Tease the Final Four Episodes, Four Reveals and One 'Really Big' Twist

When Once Upon a Time unspools Season 2′s final four episodes starting this Sunday at 8/7c, there is one thing the ABC drama will definitely — and finally — have going for it: momentum.

Related | Save the Dates: Our Calendar of More Than 100 Season Finales

Going To Extremes | After seeing the show suffer through multiples stops and starts since its winter hiatus (a problem that a lass named Alice might remedy next TV season), Adam Horowitz says that he and fellow series creator Eddy Kitsis look forward to presenting “an uninterrupted string of episodes where we can really tell a story and
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Lord Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins

Lord Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins
Dreams really do come true at the Olympics. (And no, we're not just talking about you, Michael Phelps.)

Director Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony has officially cemented itself as one of the most memorable in the sporting event's history thanks to one particularly dazzling duel between Lord Voldemort and Mary Poppins.

A fight between the magical nanny and the Harry Potter villain may sound like a scene out of an over-imaginative 12-year-old's dream, but the scenario was made real on Boyle's "Isles of Wonder" -- of course, that too, was a part of a dream. The magical skit was part of a broader section of the ceremonies, entitled "Second to the Right, and Straight On Till Morning" -- the famous directions to Neverland, as given to Wendy by Peter Pan. The bit highlighted children's literature and featured a few terrifying villains, from Lord Voldemort to the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Horror Channel’s ‘Horror Bites’ – August Edition

Welcome horror fans to the UK debut of the August edition of Horror Bites, the Horror Channel’s monthly guide to some of the highlights coming your way in August… Yes, you did read that right folks, our good friends at the Horror Channel have let us have the exclusive UK debut of their monthly show Horror Bites.

Hosted by Emily Booth, you’ll see Horror Bites right here on Blogomatic3000 before anywhere else!

Given that August is the month all horror fans love – at least in the UK – given that it’s the month that London’s Frightfest takes place, this month on the Horror Channal sees a special Season of Director’s Night specials with introductions by the four FrightFest supremos as the team behind FrighFest pick 6 of their favourites from the festival’s past 13 years and tell you why you should be watching them. Featuring Martyrs, Bad Biology,
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The Daredevil Movie That Almost Happened

Here's how the whole thing shook out, straight from DeMatteis: There’s a long version and a short version of this story and I’ll opt for the short one: In the mid-nineties I was working on a screenplay for producer/screenwriter Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ): an original I’d pitched, and sold, to his company, 1492 Pictures, called Straight On Till Morning. Around the same time I met—and became instant best friends with—a wonderful director named Carlo Carlei (Romeo and Juliet). Well, it turned out that Carlo was also working with Chris and his partners—helping them to develop Marvel Comics’ blind superhero, Daredevil, into a feature film. The movie had been through a number of drafts and the creative team was looking for a new take. Short story even shorter: Carlo wanted me involved and, since I was already working for 1492, Chris
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Two Horror Starlets Signing at the Weekend of Horrors: Micheline Pitt & Carlee Baker

Along with providing info on a few more auctions that have been put together in support of “Bowling for Boobies” (two big ones are ending soon!), two members of The Horror Starlets bowling team, horror-nerd/artist Micheline Pitt and actress Carlee Baker (Wicked Lake), will be signing this Saturday, October 16, at Creation's Weekend of Horrors from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Hosted by Bruce Campbell, the convention runs Friday, October 15, through Sunday, October 17, at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, and in support of her bowling team The Horror Starlets, pinup gal Pitt will be auctioning off one of her original paintings at the con, this one done expressly for the event.

The signing will take place in the Weekend of Horrors’ "Art Ghoullery" as presented by Isolation Threads (to be located in the Sunset Room near the front of the convention center) with original artwork on display by Pitt, Dienzo, Nicolas Caesar,
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New Horrific Auction to Fight Breast Cancer - Bowl with The Horror Starlets!

Over the past few weeks we've been telling you about some auctions that have been put together in support of “Bowling for Boobies”, and now comes word of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bowl a game with The Horror Starlets themselves including Sarah Butler, Ashlynn Yennie, Tracy Coogan, Brooke Lewis, Carlee Baker, Gabby West, and Micheline Pitt. Read on for the details.

In addition to the chance to bowl with The Horror Starlets, two additional auctions are still ongoing. Info on all three can be found below:

Bowl a game on October 24th with actress Sarah Butler, star of the October 8th Anchor Bay Entertainment unrated theatrical release I Spit on Your Grave; Ashlynn Yennie (of the award-winning The Human Centipede); producers and actresses Tracy Coogan (The Devil in the Kitchen, Dark Woods) and Brooke Lewis (iMurders, Slime City Massacre); Wicked Lake’s Carlee Baker; Gabby West, winner of the VH
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Micheline Pitt Joins The Horror Starlets; More Horrific Auctions to Fight Breast Cancer!

Along with providing info on a few more auctions that have been put together in support of “Bowling for Boobies”, we're pleased to announce that self-avowed horror nerd, artist and "Deadly Dame" Micheline Pitt has joined Dread Central's The Horror Starlets bowling team!

Before we get to the new auctions, here's a little info on Micheline:

While working for Pinup Girl Clothing, Micheline Pitt discovered that there was nothing out there in the way of alternative clothing lines that truly excited her. Sure, there were lots of great things, but nothing that suited her ideas. Thus, "Deadly Dames" was born! Micheline decided to join forces with her boss and now business partner Laura Byrnes of Pinup Girl Clothing. Micheline wanted to make clothes for every girl, and "Deadly Dames is what happens when you mix doll clothes with '50s sex kittens and, well, possibly John Waters... My clothes are
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Bid on Passes to the I Spit on Your Grave Hollywood Premiere and Help Fight Cancer

Over the next several days we'll be telling you about some online auctions being put together in support of “Bowling for Boobies”, a charity event run by The Busted Foundation, which serves to assist local Los Angeles women battling breast cancer. On today's auction block: Three (3) pairs of tickets to the red carpet premiere for CineTel Films' I Spit on Your Grave in Hollywood, CA.

Here are the details:

Each winner will receive two (2) passes that will be available at "will call" the night of the event, which takes place Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 7:30 Pm at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. Your winning bid will be tax-deductible.

About "Bowling for Boobies":

Horror actresses will unite on October 24th, 2010 for the 6th Annual Bowling for Boobies at Jillian’s Hi-Life at Universal City Walk, Universal City, CA.

The actresses’ bowling team - named "The
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Indie horror film Straight On Till Morning to auction role for charity

Independent horror flick Straight On Till Morning is to auction off a role to raise funds for a cancer charity.

The creative team have announced they will be offering a one-line role in their upcoming feature in support of Bowling For Boobies, a fundraising fixture on the horror community calendar.

Horror actresses will unite on October 24, 2010 for the 6th Annual Bowling For Boobies, a charity bowling event at Jillian's Hi-Life at Universal City Walk, Universal City, CA. It is run by The Busted Foundation which helps local Los Angeles women battling breast cancer.

The actresses' bowling team - named The Horror Starlets - has been assembled by Dreadcentral.com film journalist Sean Decker, and consists of Decker along with Sarah Butler, star of the October 8th Anchor Bay Entertainment unrated theatrical release I Spit On Your Grave; Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede); scream queen Bianca Barnett (Albino Farm); producers
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Bid on a One-Line Role in Straight on Till Morning and Help Fight Cancer

The creative team behind the independent feature horror film Straight on Till Morning is proud to announce that they will be auctioning off a one-line role in their upcoming feature production in support of “Bowling For Boobies”. The event is a staple of the horror community and one which Dread Central scribe Sean Decker has been directly involved with for the last couple of years.

Straight on Till Morning is the tale of a small town musician driving cross-country who meets the girl of his dreams at a convenience store in an off-the-map town. But happily ever after comes to a screeching halt when their car is sabotaged, stranding them deep in the desolate desert...

The film is about taking the risk to live life to the fullest, the consequences of making that choice, and the noble and terrible things people will do in the name of love. It stars
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Inidie Horror Alert: Straight on Till Morning Announces Cast for Desert Thriller

Sotm Concept PosterSeveral casting developments have come this way for the previously unannounced thriller Straight on Till Morning. To star are scream queen Brooke Lewis (Kinky Killers) Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson and The Olympians), Camden Toy ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), Kyle T. Heffner (Flashdance), Tim Lacatena (Step Up), and Laurel Marlantes. These actors have been brough together by Angel Jane Films for a shoot in the Fall in and around the Los Angeles area. The "desolate deserts" of California will act as a hostile force for the cast, as a love story comes to a screeching halt "in an off-the-map town" (Angel Jane).

The synopsis for Straight on Till Morning:

Straight On Till Morning is the tale of a small town musician driving cross-country who meets the girl of his dreams at a convenience store in an off-the-map town. But happily ever after comes to a screeching halt when their car is sabotaged,
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Scream Queen Brooke Lewis joins the cast of 'Straight On Till Morning'

My vamp gal pal scream queen Brooke Lewis has joined the cast of an upcoming project and we have the exclusive first piece of news and teaser poster just for you!

From the Press Release:

B Movie Golden Cob Awards 2010 Winner For Best Scream Queen Of 2009, Brooke Lewis, Joins The Cast Of “Straight On Till Morning

The creators of “Straight On Till Morning” are proud to announce that horror movie favorite Brooke Lewis (“Kinky Killers”, “iMURDERS”) will join the cast, playing the role of “Meghan”. “Brooke has so much energy and is so willing to give of her time and creativity, it is really wonderful that she’s going to play a part in the film. I can’t wait to work with her.” says Craig Ouellette, the films director.

Straight On Till Morning” also stars Maria Olsen (“Percy Jackson and The Olympians”), Camden Toy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel
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