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Film Review: Horror is Worth a Visit in 'Annabelle Comes Home'

Chicago – There is such an unnerving quality to older dolls, which is why they lend themselves so perfectly to horror stories. There’s just an unsettling feeling when looking at their static expression, usually plastered with a permanent smile that gives me terrible flashbacks to when I worked retail.

Oddly enough, “Annabelle Comes Home” similarly elicits familiar feelings of terror but channels it through an 80’s horror homage.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

We’ve strayed far enough from the ground zero franchise, “The Conjuring”, to forget where it all even began. I can gladly say that it doesn’t matter how we were introduced to Annabelle, the plucky, demon-possessed doll that fuels our nightmares because we’re at a point where this side-franchise has been pardoned of its past sins. What started out as a prequel spin-off (“Annabelle”), which then got a much superior prequel of its own (“Annabelle: Creation”), has finally had
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All 8 ‘Child’s Play’ Movies Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)

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All 8 ‘Child’s Play’ Movies Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)
It’s been 31 years since audiences first met Chucky, an adorable doll who has been possessed by the soul of a serial killer, and kids have been having nightmares ever since. It’s been a strange journey for Chucky through all the “Child’s Play” movies. He’s gone on road trips, gone to mental institutions, gone to Hollywood, and even gone to military school. And with Chucky going to an all-new franchise — even while the original series remains active — it’s time to take another look at all of the “Child’s Play” movies and see how they rank.

8. Child’s Play 3 (1991)

The worst “Child’s Play” movie (so far) has an idea so arbitrary it barely makes sense: What if a killer doll was at a teen military academy? That’s not much to work with, and although some of the kills are noteworthy — especially the paintball game
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Aubrey Plaza Went as Chucky from the Child's Play Remake at MTV Movie Awards

Aubrey Plaza Went as Chucky from the Child's Play Remake at MTV Movie Awards
It was just yesterday that we shared Parks and Recreation and Legion star Aubrey Plaza's wild "audition" for Catwoman in Matt Reeve's upcoming The Batman by licking Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. And today we already have yet another fun Aubrey Plaza story for you guys to check out. As many of you know, MTV hosted the MTV Movie and TV Awards recently, and today someone pointed out that during the ceremony, Plaza slapped on a Chucky mask from her upcoming remake of Child's Play Remake. And no one else - including David Spade and Dan Levy - seemed to notice.

Now I'm not going to sit here today and start naming names, but someone I know very well says that she's not a fan of Aubrey Plaza as new Karen Barclay in the upcoming Child's Play remake. This unnamed girl I know says Plaza doesn't look old enough to be a mother.
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Love Antosha trailer honors the life, career of Anton Yelchin

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Almost three years ago to the day Hollywood lost one of its brightest stars in actor Anton Yelchin, who died at age 27. The actor of such films as the new Star Trek movies, Fright Night, Charlie Bartlett, Green Room and more was found dead on June 19, 2016, the victim of a freak accident where he was pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a brick pillar after the car rolled back down his driveway. Fans and colleagues mourned the loss, but now they have a chance to see a side of his life very…
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Anton Yelchin Documentary Love Antosha Trailer

We were shocked to learn about the sudden death of Anton Yelchin, star of such films as Fright Night and Green Room. At only 27 years-old, the actor was just getting started and on the rise and we were all big fans.

Now a new documentary about his short life is coming out featuring with friends and co-stars like Simon Pegg, Kristen Stewart, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ben Foster, Willem Dafoe, and Chris Pine, filmmakers who directed him like J.J. Abrams and Jodie Foster and more.

Synopsis:

Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote,
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‘Love Antosha’ Trailer: The Heartbreaking Documentary Tells Anton Yelchin’s Tragically Short Life Story

‘Love Antosha’ Trailer: The Heartbreaking Documentary Tells Anton Yelchin’s Tragically Short Life Story
Three years ago, we were shocked to learn about the sudden and tragic death of Anton Yelchin, star of such films as Star Trek, Fright Night, Like Crazy, Green Room, Charlie Bartlett and more. At 27 years old, the actor was the victim of a freak accident that caused him to be found pinned between […]

The post ‘Love Antosha’ Trailer: The Heartbreaking Documentary Tells Anton Yelchin’s Tragically Short Life Story appeared first on /Film.
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Tom Holland’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital/VOD on July 23rd from Lionsgate

After giving a generation of horror fans nightmare fuel with Fright Night and Child's Play, Tom Holland returns to the director's chair with Rock, Paper, Scissors, a new horror movie co-written by Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller (1980's Friday the 13th). Featuring a serial killer who likes to play twisted games, Rock, Paper, Scissors is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital/VOD on July 23rd from Lionsgate, and we've been provided with the official images, trailer, and cover art to share with Daily Dead readers.

"Don’t miss the chilling film Rock, Paper, Scissors, arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital/VOD on July 23 from Lionsgate. Luke Macfarlane, Michael Madsen, and Oscar® winner Tatum O’Neal star in this horrifying take on the hand game that pits a rehabilitated serial killer against his female neighbor. Written by Kerry Fleming & Victor Miller and Directed by Tom Holland, the Rock, Paper, Scissors Blu-ray
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Trailer: Rock, Paper, Scissors Arrives on VOD & DVD in July

As a huge fan of Tom Holland and a horror writer for almost a decade, I’ve had my eye on Rock, Paper, Scissors (penned by original Friday the 13th scribe Victor Miller) since the project was first announced two and a half years ago. Back then, it was called Rock, Paper, […] The post Trailer: Rock, Paper, Scissors Arrives on VOD & DVD in July appeared first on Dread Central.
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Actor Becomes Jerry Dandrige from Fright Night in Time Lapse Footage from Monsterpalooza

Monsterpalooza is not your average horror movie convention. Dedicated to “The Art of the Monster”, the annual event focuses on the creative side of horror movie making. In addition to meeting genre icons and perusing the wares of hundreds of vendors, attendees can watch demos of today’s […] The post Actor Becomes Jerry Dandrige from Fright Night in Time Lapse Footage from Monsterpalooza appeared first on Dread Central.
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Exclusive Tom Holland Interview: “I Became a Director in Self-Defense”

With films like Psycho II, Fright Night, and Child’s Play under his belt, writer/director Tom Holland was one of the most creative and impactful horror practitioners of the 1980s. That’s why he’ll be featured prominently in the upcoming documentary In Search of Darkness, a project that aims to be the definitive retrospective of the genre […] The post Exclusive Tom Holland Interview: “I Became a Director in Self-Defense” appeared first on Dread Central.
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Child's Play Remake Reveals Mark Hamill's Chucky Laugh

This summer MGM and Polaroid director Lars Klevberg will unleash their new version of Chucky voiced by Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill, in their Child's Play Remake. Hamill's co-stars are set to include Aubrey Plaza as Karen Barclay, Andy's mother, Gabriel Bateman as Andy Barclay, Karen's 13-year-old son, Brian Tyree Henry as Detective Mike Norris, and Tim Matheson as the founder and CEO of the company that manufactures the Buddi doll. And today we have a quick video that gives us a look at just what the hell Mark Hamill will sound like as Chucky. Well, at least the little guy's laugh. You can check it out below.

This teaser reminded me of wayback in 2008 when we were hit with a teaser for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. That teaser merely consisted of Michael Caine's Alfred Pennyworth saying "Some men just want to watch the world burn" followed
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Original Child’s Play Director Reacts To Mark Hamill As The New Chucky

Even by the standards of horror remakes, the new Child’s Play has been the subject of a fair amount of backlash, but one development that’s even got some detractors curious is the casting of Mark Hamill for the voice of Chucky. And as it turns out, even the director of the 1988 original approves of the choice.

Over the weekend, Hamill tweeted a video in which he announced his involvement in the upcoming reboot. The post was then shared by Child’s Play and Fright Night helmsman Tom Holland, who had just two words to offer on the matter:

“Smart move”

While some fans may have a hard time imagining anyone but Brad Dourif as the killer doll, it sounds like Holland is willing to give this fresh take on Chucky a chance.

New Child's Play Poster Warns Us That Chucky Isn't Fooling Around 1 of 2

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Interview: Tom Holland Reflects on Fright Night, Child’S Play, and Discusses New 1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness

It was a time when horror reigned supreme, when slasher icons stabbed their way through cinemas, when practical effects oozed from the pores of mind-bending creations that had to be seen on the big screen to be believed. It was the ’80s, and this magical era of horror is dissected with more than 40 top-level interviews in the new documentary In Search of Darkness.

With just a few days remaining on the documentary's final Indiegogo campaign, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of talking with one of the key interviewees from In Search of Darkness, legendary filmmaker Tom Holland, who discussed some of the main themes that will be covered in the new documentary, including the industry's mindset of horror in the ’80s, the decades-long endurance of the genre, and the groundbreaking practical effects that were used in Fright Night and Child's Play.

Was In Search of Darkness something you immediately
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Tom Woodruff, Jr. and André Gower Discuss The Monster Squad in Exclusive Video from 1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness

Featuring incredible makeup effects and immortal one-liners, The Monster Squad is one of the definitive horror movies of the 1980s, and it's given the spotlight it deserves in the new ’80s horror documentary In Search of Darkness. With just a few days remaining on the documentary's final Indiegogo campaign, we've been provided with an exclusive interview clip featuring actor André Gower and makeup effects artist (and Gillman actor) Tom Woodruff, Jr. discussing the legacy of The Monster Squad.

You can watch our exclusive The Monster Squad interview clip from In Search of Darkness below. As mentioned above, the documentary recently launched its final Indiegogo campaign (after successfully raising more than 300% of its original goal) that includes Blu-ray and DVD pre-orders!

To take part in the final Indiegogo campaign and to buy a copy of In Search of Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD, visit:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-search-of-darkness/reft
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John Carpenter, Joe Bob Briggs, and Alex Winter Join 1980s Horror Documentary In Search Of Darkness

When you think of ’80s horror cinema, you likely think of John Carpenter. From 1980's The Fog to 1988's They Live, Carpenter created movies that were as thought-provoking as they were horrifying, all the while showcasing practical effects that still stand the test of time. With this in mind, we're beyond thrilled that the Master of Horror has joined the dream team of interviewees in the new 1980s horror documentary In Search of Darkness, alongside the great Joe Bob Briggs and the wonderful Alex Winter!

You can read the full announcement for the new additions to In Search of Darkness in the press release below, and we have a look at a Carpenter-centric video from the documentary that originally premiered on Bloody Disgusting.

We're thrilled that Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures author and Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson is one of the featured interviewees in the new horror documentary,
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Colin Farrell To Star In New A24 Sci-Fi Drama ‘After Yang’ From Filmmaker Kogonada

Colin Farrell is an interesting actor to discuss. It’s impossible to say with any confidence just exactly he chooses his roles. There’s no question the actor is talented, but his IMDb is just all over the place. There are clear highlights, such as “In Bruges,” “Minority Report,” and recent films like “Widows,” “The Lobster,” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” But those are offset by “Daredevil,” “Fright Night,” “Total Recall,” and “Winter’s Tale.” So, basically, when Farrell is good, he’s really good.

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Blu-ray Review – Class of 1984 (1982)

Class of 1984, 1982.

Directed by Mark L. Lester.

Starring Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Lisa Langlois, Erin Noble, Michael J. Fox, and Stefan Arngrim.

Synopsis:

A new teacher at a violent inner city school goes up against a gang of vicious punks.

In a month that also sees director Mark L. Lester’s goofy sci-fi actioner Class of 1999 get a Blu-ray release, 101 Films are putting out its predecessor in a rather swanky duel-format package as part of their Black Label imprint for its UK Blu-ray debut. Class of 1984 doesn’t have robot teachers or mad albino scientists like its sequel but it is punctuated with the same social commentary, albeit presented in a grittier, less campy way, and enough of an exploitation aesthetic to draw comparisons with Death Wish and incur the wrath of the MPAA and the BBFC, the latter refusing to issue the film
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Extended Official Trailer for 'Pennywise: The Story of It' Documentary

"A lot of people told me that it poisoned their childhood." An extended official trailer has debuted for the doc Pennywise: The Story of It, another in the series of cinema history docs made by Chris Griffiths (including his RoboCop doc and Fright Night docs previously). The original It "movie" was actually a mini-series produced for ABC that aired on TV back in late 1990, receiving around 30 million views in its initial debut. The horror "film" has gone on to become a cult classic, thanks to Tim Curry's incredible freaky performance as the creepy clown known as Pennywise, and this documentary looks at its legacy. It also delves into the production, featuring tons of never-before-seen photos & behind-the-scenes footage, plus interviews with the entire cast and crew and much more. They're likely timing this to arrive right around the same time as It: Chapter Two hits theaters, but until then, get
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Geeks Rule The World! ‘From The Bridge’ Is The Film Fans Have Been Waiting For! Exclusive Interview With Director Spencer F. Lee

As we get ready to head into “nerd heaven” a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con, we were super excited to have the opportunity to catch up with director Spencer F. Lee to chat about his upcoming documentary film “From The Bridge”. The panel for the film which will feature Comic Con favorite Greg Grunberg (Star Trek: Beyond), often nicknamed the “Mayor of Comic-Con”, as moderator and will feature writer-director Spencer F. Lee, Nichelle Nichols, Rod Roddenberry, Kerry O’Quinn, Tom DeSanto, uber cos-player Cecil Grimes and special guests. This amazing panel was also be hosted by none other than George Takei!

Following the debut clips which will screen at the start of the Thursday, July 19th 10am panel, Grunberg will lead a spirited discussion and Q&A on the evolution of science fiction, fantasy, comic book and horror fandom and the positive impact each has had on popular culture.
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Fantasia 2018 Showcase: What Not To Miss

Fantasia 2018: What Not To Miss

Fantasia Film Festival descends on Montreal again for its annual cinematic takeover, showcasing the best and brightest in indie and genre films. Beloved by fans and filmmakers alike – the likes of James Gunn cite it as one of their favourite festivals – the programmers always manage to find a perfect mix of foreign, documentary, fiction, feature and shorts from all across the globe. This year is no exception, the programme full to bursting with eye-catching projects. Here’s a round-up of the movies that have caught our eye.

Tigers Are Not Afraid Fantasia 2018: What Not To Miss

Thn caught Tigers Are Not Afraid earlier this year at Frightfest Glasgow and we simply loved it. It’s by no means an easy watch, but boy is it worth your time. Young girl Estrella finds herself on the dangerous streets of Mexico at odds with the
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