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Horror Highlights: Greenlight Trailer, Blood Widow, Obscura Graphic Novel, Road Head

Ahead of its February 25th release, a new trailer has been released for the Graham Denman-directed film Greenlight. Continue reading for more details. Also in today's Horror Highlights: release details for Blood Widow, graphic novel Obscura, and the soon-to-be-screened at the 2020 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, Road Head.

Watch the New Greenlight Trailer: "Pre-orders are now available via iTunes for the award-winning thriller Greenlight, director Graham Denman’s debut feature! The film, which was produced by Talk Story Pictures and is being distributed by The Horror Collective, will be released on February 25th, 2020 on VOD and digital platforms.

The film had its world premiere at Los Angeles’ Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, where it won Best Thriller Feature Film and Best Male Performance in a Feature Film (Chase Williamson). The film also recently won the Audience Award for Best Thriller Feature at San Francisco’s Another Hole in the Head Film Festival.
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Exclusive: Scarlet Lane Brewing Company to Release New Midsommar-Inspired Beer on Valentine’s Day

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With seemingly endless sunshine and spirited dancing around the maypole, you can imagine getting quite thirsty participating in the Hårga celebration from Ari Aster's Midsommar (even just watching it can make you parched). The fine folks at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company have the solution to quench our thirst and settle our nerves from some of the festival's more disturbing rituals, as we're excited to exclusively reveal that the brewing company will release a new Midsommar-inspired beer this February.

Titled A Midsommar Ale and based on the Swedish Sima, the new beer will fittingly launch on February 14th at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company's Midsommar-themed anti-Valentine's Day dinner.

Featuring eerie artwork by Chris Garofalo of Quiltface Studios, the label art will be released as a print following the beer's launch. And beer lovers, take note, because in addition to their Midsommar-based ale, Scarlet Lane will also release a beer inspired by
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Making a Movie is Murder in Exclusive Teaser Trailer for Greenlight, Coming to VOD & Digital February 25th, 2020 from The Horror Collective

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A director looking for his big break finds himself making a real-life nightmare when he's cornered into filming an actual murder in the new movie Greenlight. Directed by Graham Denman and starring Chase Williamson and Caroline Williams, Greenlight is coming to VOD and digital platforms in February from The Horror Collective, and we've been provided with the exclusive teaser trailer as a special treat to share with Daily Dead readers!

You can get a taste of how making a movie can be murder in our exclusive teaser trailer below, and keep an eye out for Greenlight when The Horror Collective releases it on VOD and digital platforms beginning February 25th, 2020.

We also have the poster and official press release with full details on Greenlight, which will screen at Panic Fest in January.

Press Release: [Los Angeles, CA] The first teaser trailer for the upcoming award-winning thriller Greenlight has been released! The film, which
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‘Echoes of Fear’ Review

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Stars: Trista Robinson, Hannah Race, Paul Chirico, Marshal Hilton, Elif Savas, Danilo Di Julio, Norman Zeller | Written by Brian Avenet-Bradley | Directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley, Laurence Avenet-Bradley

Echoes of Fear tells the story of Alysa, who inherits her grandfather’s house following his sudden death from an apparent heart attack. She cannot keep the house so travels there to prepare it for sale. While she is packing away her grandfather’s belongings some strange and unexplained events inside the house start to spook her and she soon comes to the conclusion that she is not alone. Something supernatural lurks in the house and she begins to believe that her grandfather was trying to find something before he died. When her friend Steph arrives they attempt to solve the mystery and what they uncover forces them to confront the diabolical truth about what this “home” is hiding.

Let’s be honest, haunted house movies are ten-a-penny.
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Welcome to the Scariest Place on Earth: UK Horror Fans Can Visit Rootwood This Month

Chilling horror, Rootwood, which stars Elissa Dowling, Tyler Gallant (Alpha Wolf), Sarah French and also features horror icon Felissa Rose, known as Angela from the horror classic Sleepaway Camp, will be released in the UK on the 25th of November 2019 by genre film specialists Evolutionary […]

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Doctor Sleep And Some Other Movies You May Or May Not Have Heard About

I’ve spent the last 39 years trying to love, or even like, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film version of Stephen King’s The Shining, but my perhaps heretical confession must be that I haven’t had much success. I don’t, as King himself does, have issues with the fact that the movie differs in significant ways from the novel—they are, after all, two different entities produced from the minds of two very different artists. But the movie has always felt like an intellectual exercise undertaken by someone who isn’t engaged by the genre he’s chosen to play with, the product of a director who is profoundly bored and needs to create an elaborate landscape of puzzles and design to distract from his fundamental disinterest. I think the movie’s deliberateness masks a certain listlessness as Kubrick pokes around the edges of the story; what registers as a
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Doctor Sleep: Stephen King and The Shining Easter Eggs and Reference Guide

John Saavedra Nov 7, 2019

Doctor Sleep features tons of easter eggs and references to The Shining and other works by Stephen King. Here's what we've found so far...

This Doctor Sleep article contains spoilers.

Doctor Sleep is the continuation of the haunted house nightmare first put on the page by Stephen King and brought to life on the big screen by Stanley Kubrick. As we wrote in our review, director Mike Flanagan has made an adaptation worthy of King's novel while also paying tribute to the Kubrick movie. From Dan coping with the ghosts of his past to taking us back to the terrifying Overlook Hotel, Doctor Sleep is largely a triumph that celebrates every version of The Shining story. 

As you can imagine, an movie this ambitious -- a King adaptation told through the visual language set by Kubrick -- features quite a few nods and callbacks to both the novels and the beloved movie.
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‘Scare Package’ Review: Dirs. Miscellaneous [Frightfest Halloween]

Scare Package review: Arrow Video Frightfest Halloween draws to a close with a whistlestop tour of the horror genre thanks to horror anthology Scare Package.

Chad is a lonely horror fanatic whom runs his own video store. In dire need of a helper, but unwilling to employ persistent loyal customer Sam, his prayers seem answered when Hawn arrives to interview for the job. Hawn isn’t as up on his genre movies as his new boss and so Chad begins to educate him into the weird and wonderful world of horror.

These ‘rules’ are explored in a series of short films, each one targeted at deconstructing those tired horror tropes, making Scare Package more than your typical anthology.

Rather than just being a series of shorts, the interlinking story directed by Aaron B. Koontz in Scare Package works well and eventually becomes its own distinct entity (featuring a brilliant turn
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Review: Dir. Mike Flanagan (2019)

Doctor Sleep review: For the last few years Mike Flanagan has been steadily making a name for himself in the world of horror. Ouija: Origin of Evil might have been a slight blip, but his work on Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, Gerald’s Game, and of course Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House have all proved him to be a masterful handler of the macabre. Now though, he faces his biggest challenge yet as he tackles not one, but two titans of the genre as he adapts Stephen King’s novel Doctor Sleep, a film that is the sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

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Flanagan is no stranger to adapting the words of King, his Gerald’s Game (which is available on Netflix now) makes for great viewing, but being the director to follow Kubrick’s classic chiller is no small challenge. When this writer
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‘The Final Scream’ VOD Review

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Stars: Kate Lister, Mark Ozall, Becca Hirani, Cassandra French, Joanna Thea, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Sian Crisp, Denese Ricketts, Claire-Maria Fox, Louisa Warren | Written and Directed by Scott Jeffrey

The folks at Proportion Productions are back with Another genre film, The Final Scream – headlined, once again, by actress Kate Lister. This time round Scott Jeffrey, co-writer of Mummy Reborn, steps behind the camera for his second feature which tells the story of Kia (Lister), an actress recently dumped by her agent for being too old, who is invited to a final re-call for a role in a horror film, also called The Final Scream. Of course not all is as it seems and the casting call is much more than just another screen test; and her director Tim (Marc Ozall) has an “interesting” way of getting the emotional range he requires from his cast… and her audition workshop that weekend, filmed as
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‘The Drone’ Clip Attacks ‘Doctor Sleep’ Star Alex Essoe [Exclusive]

‘The Drone’ Clip Attacks ‘Doctor Sleep’ Star Alex Essoe [Exclusive]
Jordan Rubin, the director of horror-comedies Zombeavers and “Critters: A New Binge,” is back with Lionsgate’s The Drone, available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand October 15 from Lionsgate. Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive clip from the film in which Starry Eyes and Doctor Sleep‘s Alex Essoe fights off an attacking drone, which drags her into the night. “This terrifying, outrageous […]
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31 Days of Streaming Horror: ‘Starry Eyes’ Turns Hollywood Into Hell

31 Days of Streaming Horror: ‘Starry Eyes’ Turns Hollywood Into Hell
Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: Starry Eyes (2014). Starry Eyes Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Video Sub-Genre: A Star Is Born with less singing and more body horror Best Setting to Watch It In: In Tinseltown, […]

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Anita Ekberg in Killer Nun Available on Blu-ray October 15th From Arrow Video

Anita Ekberg in Killer Nun will be available on Blu-ray October 15th from Arrow Video

Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic Killer Nun.

One of the most notorious nunsploitation films, Killer Nun tells the sordid story of Sister Gertrude, a disturbed woman of the cloth who degenerates into a perverse mire of drug taking, sexual perversion, sadistic torture and murder. Joe Dallesandro, Alida Valli and the ample Paola Morra (Behind Convent Walls) offer spirited performances and able support to Ekberg, in this outrageous tale based on real events.

Boasting an incongruously classy score by legendary composer Alessandro Alessandroni (Women’s Camp 119) and stylishly rendered scenes of sex and murder, Killer Nun takes the viewer on a hair-raising journey from the heights of religious ecstasy to the depths of devilish degeneracy. Now Giulio Berruti s
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‘Girl on the Third Floor’ Review: Dir. Travis Stevens [Frightfest 2019]

Girl on the Third Floor review: Producer extraordinaire Travis Stevens moves behind the lens as he unleashes his directorial debut on the world; to sum it up in a word, it’s gooey…

Travis Stevens has made a name for himself in the industry as championing all manner of indie genre films in a producing capacity. He’s been happy to take on projects that others might class as too ‘risky’ and the resulting movies have been brilliant. To name just a handful of films, Starry Eyes, Cheap Thrills, 68 Kill and We Are Still Here; you can see that he’s almost single handily put low-budget genre cinema on the map. Now he’s decided to shift into the writing and directing field with Girl on the Third Floor, and he proves without a doubt that he’s not just a one trick pony.

Don (Phil Brooks Aka former WWE star C.
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Best of Frightfest: ‘Starry Eyes’ Dirs. Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kölsch

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. Today we look at Starry Eyes.

This year, directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch released their updated version of Pet Sematary. The film was a pitch-perfect adaptation of Stephen King’s darkest novel, but before all that, they created one of Frightfest’s more recent instant classics, the wonderful Starry Eyes.

Just how far would you go to achieve your dreams? This is a question that has been asked countless times across the centuries with one of the earliest tales being that of Faust. Starry Eyes tackles the age-old fable but adds a very modern twist. Sarah (a magnificent Alex Essoe) is a fast-food waitress with big dreams. Living within an apartment building full of other actors,
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Fantasia 2019: ‘Homewrecker’ Review

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Stars: Alex Essoe, Precious Chong, Kris Siddiqi | Written by Precious Chong, Alex Essoe, Zach Gayne | Directed by Zach Gayne

It may come as a surprise that a movie about two women meeting at a yoga class, which then escalates to one of them refusing to let the other leave their house, is actually very very relatable for myself. But that is exactly how I found myself when watching Homewrecker.

The woman who discovers it is not going to be easy to leave the house is Michelle. Played by Alex Essoe, who horror fans will recognise from Tales of Halloween and her incredible performance in Starry Eyes. She will soon be even more popular when she stars as Wendy Torrance in Mike Flanagan’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep later this year. Her captor is Linda, played by the interestingly named Precious Chong. Michelle gets into the situation just because she is unable to say no.
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‘Homewrecker’ Review: Dir. Zach Gayne (2019) [Fantasia 2019]

Homewrecker review: A young interior designer gets more than she bargains for when she visits the home of her new friend.

Image Courtesy of Fantasia Festival

Shot in only a handful of days, with a small crew, Homewrecker shows just what can be achieved on limited time and budget. A true labour of love, the film rises above many others with triple the production values and time by being completely original. The film stars Starry EyesAlex Essoe as Michelle, an interior designer with an inability to say no to people. Michelle is one of those people whom is polite to a fault, and it is this politeness that leads her down a dangerous path after meeting Linda (Precious Chong) at the gym. What starts innocently enough with Linda giving Michelle a tampon, soon turns into something far more dangerous after Michelle is strong-armed into visiting Linda’s house. Here
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Our Predictions For Frightfest’s 20th Anniversary

Frightfest recently announced the films that will open and close this year’s 20th anniversary Arrow Video Frightfest – Come to Daddy and A Good Woman is Hard to Find. Thursday will see the whole programme unleashed upon us; all we know so far is that the team is throwing everything they can at the festival to make its twentieth year truly special. We may only be a few days away from finding out, but we’re giving it a shot at guessing ten films that we think/hope will grace the Empire Cineworld Leicester Square this August.

A Barbara Crampton film

It wouldn’t be Frightfest without an appearance from its Queen, Barbara Crampton. Since You’re Next screened in 2011, Crampton has almost always had at least one film screening, the last two years have also seen her attend the event to interact with the fans. From looking at her IMDb page,
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The Films That Have Us Very Excited For This Year’s Fantasia Festival

Running from 11th July – 1st August, the International Fantasia Festival will once again descend on Montreal Canada for its 23rd year of entertainment. The festival embraces the more unusual films on the market, and over the years has been home to some very special movies. Every year the programme appears to get stronger, and this year is no exception. In fact, the programming is so strong this year that I really struggled to narrow the following list of films to be excited about, to just ten. My original ‘shortlist’ was closer to thirty films. Happily for attendees this should mean that no matter what you decide to watch, you’re in for a treat, but here are the films that have got this writer pretty hyped.

Critters Attack!

Critters is an often overlooked horror franchise. The four-film series followed a group of ferocious fluff-ball aliens as they ate their way
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Doctor Sleep Trailer Arrives, Ewan McGregor Faces Redrum in The Shining Sequel

Doctor Sleep Trailer Arrives, Ewan McGregor Faces Redrum in The Shining Sequel
Director Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining sequel,Doctor Sleepwill be stalking into theaters near you this November featuring Ewan McGregor as adult Danny Torrance. McGregor's Danny will be going up against a semi-vampire played by Rebecca Ferguson in a battle for the soul of a young girl with the shining named Abra Stone. The flick is damn-near at the top of my 2019 must-see horror movies, and today we have the film's trailer to share with you guys. Check it out below!

King himself teased the trailer was going to be hitting today over on Instagram, and sure enough, here it is. I don't know about you, but I've read King's novel, and I found it to be a worthy sequel to what is (debatably) King's scariest book. Sure it's not as frightening as the original novel The Shining, or Stanely Kubrick's original movie starring Jack Nicholson for that matter,
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