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The Slayer Available on Blu-ray August 29th From Arrow Video

Is It A Nightmare? Or Is It… The Slayer?

The Slayer (1983) will be available on Blu-ray + DVD August 29th From Arrow Video

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer – whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years – comes lovingly restored from the original negative in
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Full Details for Arrow Video’s August Horror Releases, Including Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

This August, Arrow Video enters the deranged mind of Herbert West with their limited edition 4K restoration of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (which was initially slated for a July 25th release), and we now have the full list of special features for the anticipated release, along with two other horror Blu-rays coming out this month from Arrow: The Slayer and a limited edition steelbook of Society.

Press Release: The summer really hots up in August, as Arrow Video releases a special edition of an 80s classic, a white-knuckle thriller, a splatter horror masterpiece, a box set of crime classics, a rare Italian sword-and-sandal epic, and an amazing new limited edition steelbook.

First up, one of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features. According to the distributor (Mvd), this awesome package is officially sold out already,
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 7 – Gallery 1988, Vestron Video Blu-rays, teeVillain, Gris Grimly, Star Wars Games for Kids & More!

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Welcome back for Day 7 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift guide, we’re going to take a look at Gallery 1988's amazing artwork, teeVillain, the Back to the Future soundtrack, several of the great Vestron Video Blu-rays released this year, Star Wars-themed kids' games, horror necklaces, and more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy
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September 27th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blood Diner and Chopping Mall

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You can tell Halloween is right around the corner, as September 27th has over 20 different horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases looking to put a dent in your wallet. As far as new movies go, The Shallows, The Neon Demon, and Warcraft are all coming home on Tuesday, and for all you classic horror fans, there are new releases of An American Werewolf in London, Blood Diner, Chopping Mall, Lady in White, Slugs, and the 30th anniversary Blu-ray for Highlander.

Other notable releases for September 27th include Stephen King’s Cell, Count Dracula’s Great Love, The Mangler, Grimm: Season Five, and The Shape of Things to Come.

An American Werewolf in London: Restored Edition (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor,
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Chopping Mall and Blood Diner Blu-ray Autograph Signings Taking Place this Sunday in Burbank

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On Tuesday, September 27th, Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series will release Blood Diner and Chopping Mall on respective Blu-rays, and to celebrate, special autograph signings will take place this Sunday in California.

Chopping Mall director Jim Wynorski, screenwriter Steve Mitchell, composer Chuck Cirino, and FX designer Robert Short will be at an autograph signing at Creature Features in Burbank between 1:00pm–2:30pm on Sunday, September 25th.

That same day in Burbank between 2:00pm–3:30pm, Blood Diner director Jackie Kong and Dp Jurg Walther will be at Dark Delicacies to sign autographs.

Each signing will feature a special poster for the event's respective film, and we have a look at the posters, Blu-ray cover art, and official details below:

Press Release: If you’re in the Los Angeles area, Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series is bringing you two chances to meet the masterminds
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Teen and Another Suspect Arrested in Connection With Triple Homicide in Georgia

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Georgia police have arrested two suspects in connection with the triple homicide of a Columbus family earlier this month, People has confirmed. Jervarceay Tapley, 17, and a second, unnamed, suspect both face murder charges in connection with the deaths of Gloria Short, 54, Caleb Short, 17 and 11-year-old Gianna Lindsey on Jan. 4, online police records show. Columbus Police said Robert Short returned home from an overnight work shift that day and found the trio - his wife, son and granddaughter - beaten to death. Officials said there was an "apparent break-in" at the residence; authorities noted that Short arrived at the home to
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‘Rage of Honor’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Sho Kosugi, Lewis Van Bergen, Robin Evans, Gerry Gibson, Charles Lucia, Richard Wiley, Carlos Estrada, Ulises Dumont, Theodore McNabney, Alan Amiel, Armando Capo | Written by Robert Short, Wallace C. Bennett | Directed by Gordon Hessler

As a kid who grew up in the video store there were a few staples in my cinematic diet – none more so than the VHS releases from Imperial and Trans World Entertainment. From chop-socky flicks featuring an incredibly young Jackie Chan, to the ninja films of Sho Kosugi, I could not get enough of the Far East fight action. However the death of VHS also saw the death of those types of films being freely available here in the UK. Sure you can go down the import route (which I did for a number of those dear-to-my-heart action movies of the early 80s) but there’s nothing quite like walking into a store and picking
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Inside "The Golden Anniversary Affair": Celebrating 50 Years Of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

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By Craig Henderson

Fifty years ago, the Great Society was launched, the Ford Mustang went on sale, the Beatles invaded America, and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” quite arguably the most intriguing and original adventure series ever produced for television, debuted on NBC. In September, 100 U.N.C.L.E. fans gathered in Culver City, Calif., home of the once-glorious Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio where the show was filmed, to celebrate five decades of fascination with U.N.C.L.E. The event was strictly limited to 100 attendees and sold out quickly, an indication of the show's lasting legacy.

The two-day event, dubbed “The Golden Anniversary Affair,” started organizing only last May. Two lifelong U.N.C.L.E. fans — Robert Short, an Oscar-winning special effects artist who was introduced to the show even before it went on the air when his sister got a job as a photo and stunt double on the series; and Jon Heitland,
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"Man From U.N.C.L.E." 50th Anniversary Celebration September 26-27, Los Angeles

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the premiere of the iconic 1960s spy series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., producers Robert Short and Jon Heitland are organizing The Golden Anniversary Affair, an exclusive invitational event in Los Angeles, scheduled for Friday September 26th and Saturday September 27th.

This once in a lifetime event will represent an opportunity for a maximum of 100 fans to gather and share their memories and their love of this classic series.

The festivities begin on Friday September 26th, when the lucky 100 take a special walking tour of the Sony studio lot with an emphasis on sites where the show was filmed, including Stage 10, where U.N.C.L.E. headquarters stood. On Saturday September 27th, the main event will take place at The DoubleTree by Hilton on the Westside where several rooms will be devoted to panel discussions about
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Oregon Bank Robber Caught After Leaving Demand Note on Grocery Receipt

An Oregon police affidavit says a robber at the Home Federal Bank two weeks ago demanded money by giving the teller a note written on the back of a grocery receipt. It was only part of the receipt, Bend Detective Jeff Frickey said in the affidavit, but it had the last four digits of a food stamp account and the account balance - enough to get investigators going. State records provided a name to go with the account number, the Bend Bulletin reported, and an online search of the name turned up a pawn-shop transaction with a telephone number. Related:
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Sid Caesar Dead at 91, New Stephen King, Miss Piggy's Dress, Ilm London, Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby Lives

R.I.P. Emmy-winning television pioneer and comedy legend Sid Caesar died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91. Caesar was one of the most beloved entertainers in America during the '50s and one of TV's first true superstars thanks to the success of his 90-minute sketch comedy/variety program Your Show of Shows, which eschewed the vaudeville-influenced slapstick comedy of the day for absurdist sketches containing characters and situations. Legendary actor, comedian and producer Carl Reiner praised his good friend, calling him the "greatest sketch comedian-monologist that television ever produced" in an interview with Knx-am in Los Angeles, via Variety.

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Flash Fans of the '90s Flash TV series are rejoicing about THR's report that the original speedster, John Wesley Shipp, will be joining the cast of The CW's The Flash TV pilot as a "mysterious character.
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20 Greatest Ever Movie Make-Up Creations

To list every single make-up creation that has ever wowed us would be a fruitless, never-ending task with new weird, wonderful and amazing works being introduced to movie audiences year after year. Narrowing down a list that vast to just a 100 or even 50 would require some movie magic in itself. So to narrow out the list with just 20 make-up creations required a bit of divine intervention and some restrictions.

In choosing these make-up creations, my criteria was that there must be the physical billed actor in the make-up and with little or no animatronics involved. I’m sure there will be a lot of debate and disagreement with my list because of this, but it’s only fair that the actor in make-up is given his or her fair share of the credit in bringing that character to life. After all, it’s the actor in make-up that has to
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Up From the Depths (1979) & Demon in Paradise (1987)

While Roger Corman, as either a director or producer, can deliver entertaining movies on a stunningly low budget, the law of averages demands that he comes out with a few clunkers. Even the best directors in Hollywood make a stinker now and then, so why shouldn't we expect the same from the King of the B's? And if you're wondering about the number of turkeys Corman has under his belt, think about his massive film catalog (close to 400 producing credits alone). And the budget from most of those films wouldn't cover the weekly catering cost on a major studio production.

Besides, even a Corman turkey can have moments of fun. Up from the Depths and Demon in Paradise, the latest double feature in the Corman Cult Classic series, aren't near as good as some of the earlier Shout! Factory releases, but you won't clawing your eyes out, either.

Both films
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