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Avengers: Infinity War Gets an Amazing Retro Mashup Trailer!

I know a lot of you are excited about Avengers: Infinity War, so while we wait for it to be released, which seems like a lifetime away, we have a great retro mashup trailer for you to watch! It comes from Darth Blender and it features a mashup of footage from several classic superhero films that were made in the 80s and 90s. I'm sure you'll remember some of these if you were up to speed with what Marvel was doing during this era. Below the video, you'll find a list of all the films that were used and all the characters that the actors are meant to play.

I love that Chuck Norris in The Punisher! It also features Burt Reynolds as Iron Man, David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Winter Soldier, Dennis Quaid as Star-Lord, Eddie Murphy as Falcon and more!

You are welcome to
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Blu-ray Review: Child’S Play Collector’s Edition

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Looking back on it now, there doesn’t seem to be any reason why Tom Holland’s 1988 movie Child’s Play should have worked. While it’s not the first “killer doll” story ever produced—audiences had already seen the “Talky Tina” Twilight Zone episode, Anthony Hopkins in Magic, and even Stuart Gordon’s Dolls—it is dependent on a premise so potentially silly that its success was unlikely, particularly for a mainstream studio horror film. That it is very good in addition to being financially successful—subsequently inspiring another five sequels—is some kind of magic trick.

Like a lot of high-concept horror of the ’80s, Child’s Play navigates a difficult path by having a knowing sense of humor about itself while still playing the material straight. Yes, some of this stuff may seem silly, so Holland has several of the characters acknowledge that fact and sometimes embraces
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Contest: Win Child’S Play Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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Chucky comes home on October 18th with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) copy of the Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Child's Play Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on October 21st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die.
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Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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On Tuesday, October 18th, Chucky will be making house calls with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and we have high-def clips and a trailer teasing the deadly doll.

Child's Play Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of Fright Night, Child's Play comes complete with "excellent special effects" (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your "friend to the end!"

In this "clever, playful thriller" (The New York Times), only six-year-old Andy realizes that Chucky is responsible for a spate of gruesome murders, including that of his unsuspecting babysitter. But the real terror takes hold when the deranged doll becomes determined to transfer his evil spirit to a living human being.
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Newswire: Chucky’s stunt double speaks in an exclusive clip from the Child’s Play Blu-ray

Tom Holland’s Child’s Play, the best killer doll movie not produced by Charles Band, is getting the special-edition treatment from Scream Factory, in the form of a two-disc set being released next week. The A.V. Club has been granted an exclusive clip featuring an interview with Ed Gale, who portrayed the murderous Good Guy doll in select scenes throughout the film:

Making Chucky believable was a team effort; if audiences weren’t scared of a homicidal “My Buddy” surrogate, the entire film would collapse. Credited as “Chucky Stunt Double,” Gale portrayed Chucky whenever director Tom Holland needed the doll to move without wires through the use of oversized sets. But, in the clip, Gale explains that while he did play Chucky, several puppeteers, the writers, and the voiceover work of Brad Dourif also brought life to the horror icon. The doll sequences in Child’s Play are
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Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want To Miss!!

A little while back, we wrote about Twenty Essential Scream Factory Releases, which were DVD/Blurays releases that the gang at Scream Factory knocked right out of the park. It was a fun, overwhelmingly in depth project to take on, going through my Sf collection (I’m a self-proclaimed fanatic of the brand, and will continue to be) and figuring out which films and releases were ones I considered good, bad and downright Essential.It’s be a little while since that piece and the Sf crew continues to put out excellent titles, so I thought I’d do my best to turn you fright fanatics onto a few more films which I not only love, but feel like were given the “all out” treatment when it comes to home releases. Here are Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want to Miss!!

7.) The Dead Room (Dir. Jason Stutter
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New Special Features Revealed for Child’S Play Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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Many horror fans have already been looking forward to Scream Factory's October 18th Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Child's Play, and now a few new special features have been announced for the second disc to ramp up the anticipation even more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Chucky is back! Child’s Play hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. As previously announced, on October 18, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand will celebrate the landmark film and the iconic character with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and over three hours of bonus material. New bonus feature content includes audio commentary with director Tom Holland, behind-the-scenes special effects footage and interviews with cast and crew.

Scream Factory is offering a limited edition set complete with an exclusive poster, slipcover and “Good Guys
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'Howard the Duck' Movie May Happen at Marvel Says George Lucas

'Howard the Duck' Movie May Happen at Marvel Says George Lucas
One of the funnest parts of Guardians of the Galaxy was when Howard the Duck showed up at the end for his post-credit cameo. No one was expecting it, and fans loved to see the talking space mallard return from obscurity. Ever since, there have been murmurs that Marvel might actually make a standalone Howard the Duck movie sometime in the future. Someone who absolutely agrees with that idea is producer of the original 1986 movie George Lucas.

Howard the Duck was one of the biggest bombs of the 80s. Though, it has since grown a pretty healthy cult audience. Speaking with Stephen Colbert about the calamity that was the 1986 Howard the Duck, George Lucas places all the blame on the costume, but goes onto say that he 'believes' Marvel will bring the duck back for his own solo adventure:

"You can't put a dwarf in a duck suit and make it work.
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes first details on Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End, a Dark teaser trailer, an announcement for The 2014 Shriekfest International Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival lineup, a trailer for Ghost Bride, release details for Zugzwang, and more:

Animated Sequel to Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: “Having created two amazingly fun, critically-acclaimed, award-winning seasons of the television series “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil”, producers Aircraft Pictures, Corvid Pictures and Frantic Films have announced a feature length animated sequel.

“Our fans rallied and we raised partial funding through an insanely successful Indiegogo campaign,” stated director Craig David Wallace “giving our fans the ending they deserve – a full-length animated feature (with all new metal musical numbers) – that answers the age-old question “Gee,
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Shriekfest 2014 Announces Premieres

Shriekfest Film Festival's 2014 lineup includes such recognizable names as Brian Krause in the World Premiere of 'House of Purgatory', Joe Adler in it's World Premiere 'Kill Game', Joanna Cassidy in it's U.S Premiere 'Zugzwang', Ed Gale in it's World Premiere 'Honey', and Michael Berryman in 'One Please'. The roster encompasses 42 films, 30 screenplay finalists, and 8 original song finalists.. Awards will be awarded in many categories, including an award for the Best Feature Film and Best Feature screenplay. Shriekfest alumni include such indie icons as Travis Betz, Gregg Bishop, Kevin Greutert (Saw VI), Kenneth J. Hall, Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind), Tammi Sutton, Darin Scott, and many more! ...
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L.A. Shriekfest Announces Full Lineup

It's that time of year again, kids. Can you smell it? Something wicked this way comes as Halloween season has officially begun! One of Los Angeles' finest horror film festivals, Shriekfest, has announced its full schedule; and we have everything you Need to know!

From the Press Release

Shriekfest International Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the Fourteenth annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios' Charlie Chaplin Theater October 2-5, 2014.

Festival Director Denise Gossett says, "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years! That says a lot about a location's quality and a festival's continuity; filmmakers walk out of their screening saying their film has never looked so good"!

Festival goers will once again enjoy the finest in independent cinema from around the globe, selected from submissions that came in
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Check Out This 25 Years Of Chucky MegaMix

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Check Out This 25 Years Of Chucky MegaMix
This has been a big week for Chucky fans! Earlier this week, we got not only a Blu-Ray box set collecting all of the 'Child's Play' films, but a brand new 'Child's Play' sequel 'Curse Of Chucky' written & directed by Don Mancini. And so, we've just been given this bizarre 25 years of Chucky tribute video. I say bizarre because it's a "megamix" by Mike Relm. You'll either find this "mix" terribly annoying, or maybe you'll find it charming and awesome. I fall somewhere in the middle as I've always found anything Chucky related irresistible. Have a peek below!

 

Also, can't get enough Chucky? Read our review of 'Curse Of Chucky' by Scott Weinberg, our interviews with series creator Don Mancini, as well as Ed Gale, the man in the Chucky suit. John Squires also whipped up this great piece showcasing the best Chucky toys on the market!
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Ed Gale: The Man Underneath the Chucky Costume

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Ed Gale: The Man Underneath the Chucky Costume
There’s never been a better time to look back on the Child’s Play franchise than this week, which sees the long awaited release of the sixth installment in the series; Curse of Chucky. Today, we shine the spotlight on one of the unsung heroes of the franchise; an actor by the name of Ed Gale, who actually played Chucky in the three most beloved installments. In fact, he’s the only actor to date who has physically portrayed the pint-sized terror.

Though it’s mostly Brad Dourif and special effects artist Kevin Yagher who are credited with bringing Chucky to life, the character never would’ve been able to move around on screen if it weren’t for Ed Gale. Inside the Chucky costume in Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2 and Bride of Chucky, Gale is essentially to the franchise what Kane Hodder is to the Friday the 13th
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Marvelous Da7e #12: Howard The Duck, The First Marvel Movie

Welcome to Issue 12 of ‘The Marvelous Da7e!’

Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion of superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.

This week: What we can learn by defining Howard The Duck.

Pardon me, but I’ve been re-watching Howard The Duck. The 1986 live-action creature-feature “sci-fi/comedy,” PG-rated zoophilia and notorious flop.

It’s not a good movie. It’s an enjoyable movie, but not because of what is on screen…okay, scratch-that. It has the most physically attractive appearence of Lea Thompson on film and this time, she’s not the mother of our main character, so you can totally lust after her up until the end where it seems like she’s actually going to have sex with this duck.

Ducks, who – by the way – are basically rapists across the board. But that’s neither here nor there.
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Summer Convention Wrap-Up: The 2010 FM Con!

The new era of Famous Monsters of Filmland officially launched July, 2010 with a gathering of fans at Indianapolis’ Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel and the debut of the all-new FM #251. FM spoke to fans, celebs and volunteers to help write this (Cyclopean) eye-witness report.

Friday July 9

Publisher Phil Kim, FM magazine editor Jessie Lilley, editor-in-chief Michael Heisler, and a host of staff members begin their day before 7:00 a.m. to make the final preparations for the first time convention of the new FM. They are all aware that they have high expectations to meet. A large and successful horror convention had been held in Indianapolis in March, and they will be compared to a wide variety of horror-related conventions held around the country, as well as being judged against memories of previous Famous Monsters conventions in past decades by earlier owners of the famous name. At the same time as the FM con,
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Wamg goes to The Famous Monsters Convention 2010

I finally got to attend a Famous Monsters Convention! I.ve been a huge fan of the magazine since I bought my first issue when I was 8 years old in 1969 at Wood Drug Store at the corner of Taylor and Manchester in Kirkwood. It was issue #64 with Basil Gogo.s painting of Vincent Price from House Of Wax on the cover and from then on, I lived for the magazine, buying all subsequent issues and eventually tracking the earlier ones until I acquired a complete run. In 1973 the first Famous Monsters Convention was held but I was too young to attend. The magazine, run by legendary editor Forry Ackerman, ended its original run in 1983 after 191 issues. Famous Monsters returned to newsstands (sans Forry) in a couple of brief incarnations (including an on-line form) over the next couple of decades and another Famous Monsters Convention was held in 1993 (I wish I
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In Pictures: '2009 Frank & Son Summer Collectible Show'

Kevin Sorbo attending the 2009 Frank & Son Summer Collectible Show at the City Of Industry. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Stacy Heather Tolkin, Brad Kesten and Angela Lee attending the 2009 Frank & Son Summer Collectible Show at the City Of Industry. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Ed Gale attending the 2009 Frank & Son Summer Collectible Show at the City Of Industry. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. E.G. Daily attending the 2009 Frank & Son Summer Collectible Show at the City Of Industry. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. E.G. Daily attending the 2009 Frank & Son Summer Collectible
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