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‘Connected’ Trailer: It’s Kind of Like ‘Maximum Overdrive’ For the Whole Family!

‘Connected’ Trailer: It’s Kind of Like ‘Maximum Overdrive’ For the Whole Family!
Remember Maximum Overdrive? The Stephen King-directed film where trucks and other machines come to life to attack us foolish humans? Well, now imagine that same plot – but applied to an animated film produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. That film exists, friends, and it’s called Connected. This comedy follows a family who suddenly discovers cell […]

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20 Unscary Horror Movies, Starting With Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Leprechaun’ (Photos)

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20 Unscary Horror Movies, Starting With Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Leprechaun’ (Photos)
Phantoms’ (1998): Starring Ben Affleck and Rose McGowan, the 1998 film adaption of Dean Kootz’s novel recounts the tale of small-town Snowfield, Colorado plagued by a subterranean entity known only as the Ancient Enemy. The visiting Lisa Pailey (McGowan) and local law enforcement officers team up to combat the mysterious force and to revert the town back to peace and well-being. Though “Phantoms,” directed by Joe Chappelle, makes for cheap thrills with some unexpected jump scares, its convoluted storyline and shoddy special effects job warrant more laughs than screams.

Mirrors’ (2008) Alexandre Aja’s “Mirrors” follows former NYPD officer Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland) turned abandoned department store night guard as he attempts to unravel the demonic background of his new workplace and protect his loved ones. While “Mirrors” presents an eerie narrative idea, it’s been panned for tripping on itself with an over-complicated plot, botchy dialogue and unnecessarily graphic imagery — making an overall unsatisfactory spook.
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Doctor Sleep Director Already Working On A New Stephen King Adaptation

As well as selling over 350 million copies of his books, the works of Stephen King are also among the most heavily-adapted source materials in Hollywood. Brian De Palma’s Carrie was the first to be brought to the big screen way back in 1976, and since then over 50 projects have been based on the author’s writing in some form or another, giving us the incredibly varied likes of The Shining, The Running Man, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and It.

The Stephen King business is still booming, with 2019 alone bringing four adaptations of the prolific writer’s work. The most recent, Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, only hit theaters yesterday but in a recent interview, director Mike Flanagan revealed that he’s already developing another King-based idea.

“Stephen and I are talking actively about what’s next, and we have a great idea that I’m not allowed to talk about yet.
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The Weirdest Vessels of Evil in Movie History

Ryan Lambie Oct 24, 2019

From killer sofas to murderous clocks, cinema’s full of evil in unexpected places. Here are a few of our favorites…

Note: The following contains spoilers.

As several decades of cinema have informed us, evil takes many forms. Aside from all the serial killers and ancient demons waiting to either leap out of the shadows and murder us, or simply scare us into a weeping ruin, movies are also full of killer cars, malevolent dolls and rampaging animals to contend with.

Given that entire lists could be generated from those menaces outlined above, we’ll be dealing with more obscure manifestations of evil here. The sort of demonic objects you might win on The Generation Game if it were presented by the Devil, or the kind of unlikely scenarios you'd encounter if you were the star of a horror film directed by Benny Hill.

Here is our
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10 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Maximum Overdrive

Stephen King is a horror legend, yet despite his critical acclaim, he's had more than a few duds in his massive collection of work. His most infamous movie yet was undoubtedly Maximum Overdrive. Made during the 1980s horror movie boom, Maximum Overdrive is an adaptation of King's short story Trucks directed by the man himself. It's about trucks and other machines coming to life, led by a toy store truck with the Green Goblin's face, who is trying to exterminate humanity. Maximum Overdrive was a huge bomb, though it's found fans in recent years. Here are some behind the scenes notes about how this insanity came to pass.

Related: Every Upcoming Stephen King Movie In Development
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Castle Rock Season 2 Easter Egg Filled Promo Takes You on a Road Trip From Castle Rock to Jerusalem’s Lot

Hulu has released an interesting promo spot for Castle Rock Season 2. It takes the viewers on a 14-minute long road trip from Castle Rock to Jerusalem’s Lot and the radio is on to keep you entertained as you travel.

You are supposed to keep a lookout to see if you can see or hear anything. I will say, there are a ton of references to some of Stephen King’s popular stories including Stand By Me, Misery, Salem’s Lot, Maximum Overdrive, It, Needful Things, The Mist, Under The Dome, Pet Semetary, Sleeping Beauties, The Shawshank Redemption, 11/22/63, The Stand, The Dead Zone, and more!

For those of you who are familiar with King’s work, these references aren’t hard to catch. You just have to listen. This is actually a pretty cool promo and while it may seem boring for some, it’s exciting for the Stephen King fans like myself.
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There's a Cameo in It Chapter Two That's Pretty Damn Perfect

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Fyi: some spoilers for It Chapter Two ahead!

Much like its predecessor, It Chapter Two maintains a healthy balance between depraved horror and laugh-out-loud humor. Though much of the latter can be attributed to Finn Wolfhard and Bill Hader's joint portrayal of Richie Tozier, a cameo is also the recipient of a good chuckle. To not draw it out further: Stephen King - yes, the mastermind behind Pennywise and the original It novel - appears in the freaking sequel!

The cameo happens about midway through the movie when the grown-up members of the Losers Club embark on a mission to recollect tokens from their childhood that might jog their mysteriously foggy memories of Pennywise and what happened that Summer of 1989. That's when Bill Denbrough (James McAvoy) spots his old bike, Silver, in the window of an antique store in Derry. The curmudgeonly shop owner buried behind relics at his desk?
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It Chapter Two Has the Perfect Surprise Horror Cameo

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It Chapter Two Has the Perfect Surprise Horror Cameo
It Chapter Two, at long last, has arrived in theaters. Horror fans have been waiting two years to see how director Andy Muschietti would conclude this ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's beloved horror novel, and the time has finally come. While the sequel contains many surprises, plenty of Pennywise and a whole bunch of The Losers Club, there is also a pretty solid cameo appearance that is extremely fitting and very fun.

Warning: minor spoilers ahead for It Chapter Two. Those who haven't seen the movie yet may want to turn back now. Otherwise, read on at your own risk. About halfway through the movie, after the adult Losers have returned to Derry, Maine and realized that they must fight Pennywise once again to stop this madness once and for all, they're all sent on a quest to gather tokens from the past. This leads Bill (James McAvoy) to
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What Makes a Successful Stephen King Movie Adaptation?

Becky Lea Aug 12, 2019

Stephen King has inspired some great (and not great) movie adaptations. We look at what works on screen.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Stephen King is one of our most prolific authors dabbling predominantly in both horror and crime genres with near-equal success. With any successful novelist comes the inevitable film adaptations of their work. From debut wonders to slowburn success stories, Hollywood will sniff out the ones they think will make it on the silver screen. King is no exception.

There are the classic adaptations such as Carrie and The Shining or the infamous adaptations of Maximum Overdrive and The Lawnmower Man. There is a frankly ludicrous number of Children of the Corn films.

Over the course of my odyssey through the adaptations of his work, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes an adaptation of a King novel successful.
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Comic-Con 2019 Interview: Giancarlo Esposito on Working with Greg Nicotero for the Creepshow Series

The upcoming Creepshow series boasts a proverbial “who’s who” of acting talent which includes the likes of Jeffrey Combs, Tobin Bell, David Arquette, Dana Gould, DJ Qualls, Bruce Davison, and original Creepshow star Adrienne Barbeau, to name a few. But one of the cast members recently announced gave this writer quite a thrill: the one and only Giancarlo Esposito.

Esposito was in attendance for the 2019 Comic-Con festivities this past weekend, and while in San Diego, Daily Dead caught up with the longtime actor to discuss his involvement in Creepshow. During the roundtable interview, Esposito chatted about how it was the appeal of reteaming with Greg Nicotero that attracted him to coming aboard the new Creepshow series, and he gave us some insight into his episode’s story and more.

Look for Creepshow to debut on Shudder on September 26th!

Greg mentioned that you guys had a relationship because of Breaking Bad.
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Horror Highlights: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s “King-Size Summer” Stephen King Screenings, Tony Todd in Marfa, Return Of The Toe Tag Riot, Camp Wedding, A Most Savage Beast

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas will be screening over 10 of Stephen King's films starting in July in anticipation of the release of It: Chapter Two! Also in today's Horror Highlights: the first look at Tony Todd in Marfa, Toe Tag Riot Kickstarter details, and a trailer and release details for Camp Wedding and A Most Savage Beast.

Stephen King's Films Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas: "Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is celebrating the master of horror Stephen King with a curated selection of cult and classic adaptations, beginning in July through the highly anticipated release of It: Chapter Two. Kicking off with a month of Terror Tuesday programming in Austin and culminating in nationwide screenings of four films in all Alamo Drafthouse cities, audiences will be able to experience a “King-Size Summer” of terror on the big screen once again.

The lineup includes an Alamo Drafthouse-wide re-release of Creepshow, Maximum Overdrive, The Running Man,
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‘Child’s Play’ Review: Dir Lars Klevberg (2019)

Chidl’s Play Review: It’s been over thirty years since we were introduced to everyone’s favourite killer doll, Chucky. Since we were first introduced to him, he’s gone onto star in a total of seven movies, the most recent being 2017’s Cult of Chucky. Now Chucky follows in the steps of Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers as his story gets the reboot treatment.

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As with the other horror icon reboots, Child’s Play goes right back to the start as it retells the ordeal of young boy Andy as he finds his latest toy has murderous intentions. This time around ‘Chucky’ has been upgraded. He’s no longer just a talking doll, but rather an Alexa-type system placed into the body of a doll known as Buddi. Once synced with the cloud, Buddi can play with you, sing songs, book you a cab, control the TV,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Big-Screen Action, ‘House of Tolerance,’ Herzog, Trilogies & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! Action,” one of the finest genre retrospectives in recent memory, is underway with screenings such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Seven Samurai.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit plays throughout the weekend as part of an Earth Day celebration.

Once undistributed for fear it would “incite racial tension,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Věra Chytilová, ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Latin American Sci-Fi & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Bam

A series on Czech titan Věra Chytilová has commenced.

Metrograph

King Hu’s The Fate of Lee Khan has been restored.

Films about Thelonious Monk play back-to-back.

Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant and a print of Cronenberg’s Spider can be seen.

Museum of the Moving Image

A series on Latin America’s recent sci-fi
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Blu-ray Review: The Vestron Video Release of Maximum Overdrive is the Ultimate Celebration of an ’80s Cult Classic

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As someone who has loved Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive for more than 30 years now (I wrote about it Here a few years back), the recent Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray for what I consider to be the ultimate cult film of the 1980s is an absolute treasure trove of awesomeness for fans and newcomers alike. The special features dive into literally everything you could want (minus an interview with King and Maximum Overdrive star Emilio Estevez), from the casting to the effects to how producers Dino De Laurentiis and Martha Schumacher (De Laurentiis) helped establish “Hollywood East” in Wilmington, North Carolina, and even follows the story of how the Green Goblin head came to be restored back in 2011.

I won’t really dive into the story of Maximum Overdrive, because chances are, if you’re reading this site, you are probably already pretty familiar with King’s tale
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Exclusive ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Blu-ray Clip Praises Stephen King’s Only Directorial Effort

Exclusive ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Blu-ray Clip Praises Stephen King’s Only Directorial Effort
While he’s had his hand in several screenplays, Stephen King only directed one movie: Maximum Overdrive. Widely panned when released in 1986, the killer truck film has achieved a kind of cult status, where fans admire the film for its goofball charms. Vestron Video is releasing a new Maximum Overdrive Blu-ray this week, and we have an exclusive […]

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How Search for Truth, Empathy Fueled Ryan Culwell’s New Album ‘The Last American’

How Search for Truth, Empathy Fueled Ryan Culwell’s New Album ‘The Last American’
In between the release of 2015’s Flatlands, a dark, moody journey through his native Texas panhandle, and this year’s new album The Last American, Ryan Culwell nearly lost his life. Disenfranchised by the touring business and uncertain of his next step as an artist, Culwell took a job trimming trees and, like a scene out of Maximum Overdrive, came face-to-blade with an out-of-control chainsaw.

He realized immediately that he wasn’t cut out for tree work.

Seated in his favorite pupuseria near his home in one of Nashville’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods,
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Vestron Video Goes Into Maximum Overdrive This October With Stephen King's Cult Fave

Fans of Stephen King's lone directorial effort (and what a mighty effort it was), Maximum Overdrive have reason to rejoice this October as this cocaine-fueled cult favorite lands on North American Blu-ray for the first time through Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series. On October 23rd, Vestron Video will unleash this madness in high definition with an absurd number of supplemental features. Here is the press release from Vestron to give you an idea of what we are all in for: Stephen King’s Horrifying Vision Arrives on Blu-ray in the U.S. for the First Time Ever! Get behind the wheel of one wild ride when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on October 23 from Lionsgate. Written...

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*Updated with New Trailer & Full List of Special Features* Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive is Coming to Blu-ray from Vestron Video

*Updated with Full List of Special Features and New Trailer* If you think of rogue steamrollers and bloodthirsty semi trucks every time you hear AC/DC's "Who Made Who," then you might be a big fan of Maximum Overdrive, the 1986 horror film directed by the master of the genre himself, Stephen King. Several of us at Daily Dead are passionate fans of the zany movie that pits humans against machines, so we're excited to see that Lionsgate's Vestron Video is bringing Maximum Overdrive to Blu-ray in the Us.

New Press Release: "The Vestron Video series keeps on trucking with the upcoming release of Stephen King’s cult classic Maximum Overdrive, arriving on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on October 23.

Stephen King’s Horrifying Vision Arrives on Blu-rayTM in the U.S. for the First Time Ever!

Street Date: 10/23/18

Blu-ray™ Srp: $39.97

Program Description

Get behind the wheel of one wild ride when the
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Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive Hits Blu-ray this Halloween

Stephen King’s first and only directing effort Maximum Overdrive starring is Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle is coming to Blu-ray via Vestron Video this Halloween! You can check out the cover art to the right and a full list of special features below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what […]

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