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Halloween 2017: Devil’s Night Double Feature – The Crow and House Of 1000 Corpses

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex ProyasThe Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

Based on the comic by James O'Barr, The Crow finds aspiring rock star Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) rising from the grave a year after his death to take revenge on the four thugs (David Patrick Kelly, Angel David,
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10 Things About The Crow You Never Knew

10 Things About The Crow You Never Knew
The Crow was a massive hit when the comic book tale was eventually released in May, 1994, but sadly, its star was no longer here to witness its success. The Crow is a dark, brooding, gothic, action filled meditation on revenge, justice, love, and the afterlife, strengthened with bits of dark humor and a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed in an on-set accident.

The Crow is remembered for Lee's brilliant portrayal of the movie's hero, musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to extract revenge on the Motor City thugs who murdered both him and his fianc&#233. A supernatural bird guides Draven through Detroit on Devil's Night, one year to the date after crime kingpin Top Dollar ordered his henchmen to kill the soon to be wed young couple. One by one, Eric makes his way through Tin Tin, Funboy, T-Bird, and Skank, until
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10 Things You Never Knew About the Crow

10 Things You Never Knew About the Crow
The Crow was a massive hit when the comic book tale was eventually released in May, 1994, but sadly, its star was no longer here to witness its success. The Crow is a dark, brooding, gothic, action filled meditation on revenge, justice, love, and the afterlife, strengthened with bits of dark humor and a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed in an on-set accident.

The Crow is remembered for Lee's brilliant portrayal of the movie's hero, musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to extract revenge on the Motor City thugs who murdered both him and his fianc&#233. A supernatural bird guides Draven through Detroit on Devil's Night, one year to the date after crime kingpin Top Dollar ordered his henchmen to kill the soon to be wed young couple. One by one, Eric makes his way through Tin Tin, Funboy, T-Bird, and Skank, until
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Last Man Club on DVD

Last Man Club is a heartwarming, road trip adventure of four military veterans facing their later years. Stuck in a Va Hospital, Pete (Barry Corbin) asks a kind nurse to track down Eagle (Jim Mackrell), the Captain of his B-17 crew during World War II. Housebound at his son’s (Michael Massee) and facing the purgatory of a nursing home, Eagle gets a letter from Pete and embarks on a cross-country trip to reach him.

Now you can own the Last Man Club DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie with the word ‘Last’ in the title? (mine is Last House On The Left!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O.
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Horror Highlights: American Murder Song, Exclusive Everlasting Clip, New Jersey Horror Con, Body Bags, Dark Night

The American Murder Song tour is in full swing and its stop in Los Angeles on November 12th is nearly upon us. Continue reading for more info and ticket details. Also in today's Highlights: an exclusive, Nsfw clip from Everlasting, news on the inaugural New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, Liz Brennan's "Body Bags" music video, and details on Dark Night's AFI Fest screening.

American Murder Song Los Angeles Show Details: Press Release: "The Star of Repo! The Genetic Opera & Songwriters of The Devil's Carnival Arrive With Their New Collaboration in Los Angeles on November 12th.

Cult film composers Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman are no strangers to creating interactive fan events. With their movies Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Carnival as well as its sequel, they pioneered a punk rock approach to storytelling and distribution, touring their musical films like rock concerts and cultivating a die-hard fanbase in the process.
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[Podcast] Episode 129: TV Casualty

Andy, Mike, Jeremy and Joseph huddle around the table to talk about Ouija: Origin of Evil, the Season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead” and other television shows.

Show Notes

00:03:46 – Ouija: Origin of Evil

00:12:56 – “The Walking Dead” Season 7 Premiere & the outrage of the violence shown (Spoilers abound!)

00:25:07 – Fox’s “The Exorcist”

00:35:58 – HBO’s “Westworld”

00:43:06 – Death Race 2050 and Dmp!

00:48:36 – Syfy’s “Channel Zero

00:51:00 – Friday the 13th: The Game

00:58:26 – Remembering Dark Castle Entertainment

01:01:36 – Rip Michael Massee

01:03:28 – “Wolf Creek” Mini-Series & the overwhelming content of TV

01:04:48 – Boo! A Madea Halloween

01:07:45 – “Black Mirror” and “Glitch”

01:12:38 – Upcoming Genre Films

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Follow Andy on Twitter via @triefy, Joseph on Twitter via @pensivecritic, Mike on Twitter via @mtertainment and Jeremy on Twitter via @JBonezy.

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Michael Massee, The Crow Actor and 24 Villain, Passes Away at 61

Michael Massee, The Crow Actor and 24 Villain, Passes Away at 61
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, as another actor, one who had an unfortunate role in one of showbusiness' most mysterious tragedies, passed away. Michael Massee, the actor who accidentally shot and killed up and coming star Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow, has passed away at the age of 61. No specific details on his death were immediately available at this time.

Variety confirmed the actor's death with his agent, after the news first circulated on actor Anthony Delon's Instagram page on Monday. The actor worked with Michael Massee on the French TV series Interventions which premiered in 2014. Michael Massee played "Funboy" in The Crow, which was only his second movie role ever, and he reportedly never watched the film because of the tragedy on set that resulted in the death of Brandon Lee.

Michael Massee's character Funboy was scripted as the one who
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The tragic story behind the death of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow

Following the sad news of Michael Massee’s passing, Luke Owen looks back at the death of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow

On March 30th 1993, Brandon Lee walked onto the set of The Crow in Wilmington, North Carolina. Less than 24 hours later, he was dead.

Based on the comic of the same name, The Crow was to be Lee’s big break. He had gained a cult following Showdown in Little Tokyo and Rapid Fire, but he wanted to move into something different and not be “remembered as the son of Bruce Lee” as he once put it. The Crow, written by James O’Barr and released in 1989, was very gothic and macabre, inspired by his love of The Cure and Joy Division and follows rock star Eric who is resurrected by a crow after he and his fiancée are killed in the streets by thugs. With
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R.I.P. Michael Massee (1955 – 2016)

Prolific American actor Michael Massee has passed away aged 61, his agency Greene & Associates has confirmed. EW is reporting that he died on October 20th after a battle with cancer.

Massee amassed almost 80 screen credits in his career, including roles in Seven, The Game, Lost Highway, Catwoman, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, while on the small screen he appeared in the likes of 24, The X-Files, Criminal Minds and Supernatural. His voice work included The Batman animated series, as well as voicing Bruce Banner in Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2.

Massee is also known for his role in 1994’s The Crow, where he was the actor who fired the fatal shot that killed Brandon Lee due to an improperly prepared prop gun. The tragic accident left Massee traumatized, stating in an interview in 2005 that “I don’t think you ever get over something like that.”
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Newswire: R.I.P. actor Michael Massee

Michael Massee, an actor whose growling voice and intimidating mien made him one of Hollywood’s go-to portrayers of villains, murderers, and serial killers, has died. According to Variety, Massee was 61.

Appearing in everything from Criminal Minds to Rizzoli & Isles, to memorable cameos in the Amazing Spider-Man movies and a lead role on the first season of 24, Massee was an expert at projecting unwholesome and predatory intent. Whether he was playing 24’s darkly comic Ira Gaines, trading quips and bullets with Jack Bauer, or the satanic villain on NBC’s mid-2000s miniseries, Revelations, Massee captured the reptilian glee of pure evil with a commitment and relish matched by few character actors of his generation.

Unfortunately, Massee will most likely go down in history not for his skill as a performer, but for his involvement in a famous on-set tragedy. While co-starring as Funboy in the 1993 ...
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‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death

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‘The Crow’ Curse: How Michael Massee Unfairly Bore the Blame for Brandon Lee’s Death
Michael Massee, who died Wednesday at the age of 61, is unfairly known as the man who killed Brandon Lee on the set of the 1994 film, “The Crow.” According to the New York Times, Lee was 28 years old when a prop gun was improperly prepared and discharged at him from 20 feet away, firing a bullet into his stomach. He died after several hours of surgery on March 31, 1993. The gun was supposed to fire a blank cartridge. Bob Rosen, the executive producer of the movie, told the Times that when the blank is fired, a “piece of soft wadding normally comes out of the.
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Michael Massee Dies: Prolific Television and Movie Actor was 61

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Rest in peace, Michael Massee.

Although he had a long and fruitful career in both movies and television, the beginning was enough to send a lesser man running for the exit.

Massee's second credited role was as Funboy in the feature film The Crow opposite Brandon Lee.

It was into his hands the fateful, improperly loaded gun was put, out of which a live round was shot directly into Lee's stomach.

Lee died later that day in the hospital after an unsuccessful surgery. 

If all had gone well, the shot would have turned Lee's character into The Crow, and perhaps another type of movie history would have been made. It just wasn't meant to be.

Massee did take some time off from acting after the incident, and he never did see the completed film. He later admitted in a 2005 interview that he still suffered from nightmares over the incident, as
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Michael Massee, Actor Who Accidentally Shot Brandon Lee on Set of The Crow, Dies at 61

Michael Massee, Actor Who Accidentally Shot Brandon Lee on Set of The Crow, Dies at 61
Michael Massee, the character actor sadly remembered for his role in the accidental death of Bruce Lee’s son, has died at the age of 61.

Massee’s death was reportedly first announced by actor Anthony Delon — who recently costarred with Massee on the French TV series Interventions — and later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The details of his death were not disclosed.

While acting in just his second feature film, the cult-classic The Crow, Massee fired a faulty prop revolver at the film’s star, Brandon Lee, the son world-famous actor and martial artist Bruce Lee. Unbeknownst to Massee, the gun fired a live round,
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Michael Massee Dies: Actor Involved In Tragic ‘The Crow’ Accident Was 61

Michael Massee, known for roles in The Amazing Spider-Man film series and whose name was, unfortunately, inextricably linked to the tragic accident that killed Brandon Lee during the filming of the 1994 film The Crow, died October 26 from undisclosed causes. He was 61. The news was first announced by French actor Anthony Delon, Massee’s fellow cast member on the 2014 French series Interventions. From Kansas City, Mo, Massee’s film career was still new when he landed his…
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Michael Massee Dies: Actor Involved In Tragic ‘The Crow’ Accident Was 61

Michael Massee Dies: Actor Involved In Tragic ‘The Crow’ Accident Was 61
Michael Massee, known for roles in The Amazing Spider-Man film series and whose name was, unfortunately, inextricably linked to the tragic accident that killed Brandon Lee during the filming of the 1994 film The Crow, died October 26 from undisclosed causes. He was 61. The news was first announced by French actor Anthony Delon, Massee’s fellow cast member on the 2014 French series Interventions. From Kansas City, Mo, Massee’s film career was still new when he landed his…
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Michael Massee, ‘The Crow’ Actor Who Accidentally Shot Brandon Lee, Dies at 61

Michael Massee, who accidentally fatally shot Brandon Lee on the set of their 1994 film “The Crow,” in which he played Funboy, has died, his agent confirmed to Variety. He was 61.

Actor Anthony Delon first annouced the news in an Instagram post on Monday, writing “R.I.P. my friend Michael. You were ‘five seconds away from a clean getaway.'” Massee and Delon worked together on the 2014 French TV series “Interventions.”

Details of his death weren’t immediately immediately available.

Massee fired the improperly prepared prop gun that killed Lee on the set of “The Crow” in 1993. Lee, the son of martial arts star Bruce Lee, died in surgery on March 31, 1993. He was 28. “The Crow,” directed by Alex Proyas, was released in May of 1994.

Massee, who reportedly never watched “The Crow,” returned to New York following the traumatic accident and took time off from acting. “I don’t think you
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That Epic Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deleted Scene Definitely Happened, According To Chris Cooper

Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn served as the main antagonist in 2002’s Spider-Man, but when Chris Cooper’s version of the character was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he didn’t get nearly as much screen time as his predecessor. After giving one final "pep talk" to his son Harry, he passed away from his mysterious illness, and Harry became the Green Goblin instead. However, when set pictures of Norman’s frozen head showed up, it hinted the series wasn’t quite done with him, and it turns out there was an epic deleted scene that was definitely meant to set up his return. Chris Cooper informed Comic Book Resources that he was "guaranteed" a bigger role in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and the scrapped post-credits scene with Norman’s head (as well as Michael Massee’s mysterious Gentleman) ...
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Round-Up: Cherry Falls Blu-ray Release Details, Darling Trailer, The Eyes Of My Mother, Nitehawk Cinema’s March Programming, Baskin, Everlasting

Cherry Falls, starring the late Brittany Murphy, is getting the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Scream Factory on March 29th! Also: a trailer for Darling, The Eyes of My Mother acquisition news, Nitehawk Cinema's programming schedule for March, Baskin release details, and Everlasting at the Nevermore Film Festival.

Cherry Falls: Press Release: "Lose your innocence…or lose your life. On March 29th, 2016, Scream Factory presents teen thriller Cherry Falls in its Blu-ray debut packed with new extras including audio commentary with Geoffrey Wright and interviews with writer/co-executive producer Ken Selden and producer Marshall Persinger.

A serial killer is stalking the peaceful town of Cherry Falls. At first, it seems that he is just targeting teenagers, but after the third killing, it becomes clear that all the victims have been virgins. When the town's students hear about this, they realize that there is only one way to protect themselves and
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Dark Side of Glitz Film Everlasting Making its World Premiere At London’s Crystal Palace International Film Festival

Anthony Stabley’s Everlasting (review) made quite the impression on us when we had the chance to catch the film prior to its upcoming world premiere. The film that deals with a young man telling the story of his girlfriend’s desire to be a model and her descent into the sometimes brutally emotional and devastatingly dangerous world that comes with it touched a nerve with me, and it was a film that really has the ability to latch onto you, making you think about it well after it’s over.

This coming week, on November 11th, Everlasting will be making its world premiere at London’s Crystal Palace International Film Festival and with an impressive cast that features Valentina de Angelis, Adam David, Elisabeth Rohm, Michael Massee, Robert Lasardo, Bai Ling, Molly Tarlov, Guinevere Turner, Yareli Arizmendi, Shayla Beesley, Cortney Palm, Kristina Ellery, Bernardo Pena, Mark Sherman and music from Crystal Castles,
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