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It Came From The Tube: Devil Dog: The Hound Of Hell (1978)

Thanks to The Omen (1976) and little Damien’s watchdog, Hollywood figured they could mine some horror from our canine friends, on the assumption that there’s something inherently evil to exploit. Except…they’re not. Are they sometimes vicious? Definitely. But I would hardly call dogs evil, especially ones allegedly in favor with Satan. Which brings us to todays’ Tube, as TV naturally had to take a shot at demonizing our four legged friends, a task at which Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) fails spectacularly. It is however, a blast and more fun than a bowl full of kibble.

Originally airing on Halloween night of 1978 on CBS, Devil Dog was up against Linda Blair and her demonic cousin in Summer of Fear over on NBC, a true dilemma for horror fans as both satisfy in different ways. But since I’ve already covered that Wes Craven helmed Ya adaptation
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch These Movies on Netflix

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The time has come. Well, almost. Netflix has released its list of films and TV shows that are leaving the streaming service in November. The majority of movies are expiring on the first day of the month, but there are a few that are slowly trickling out, as well. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new stuff from October! Related:25 New November Additions to Netflix That Will Complement the Cozy Weather Expiring Nov. 1 The Addams Family Almost Famous Angel Heart Barnyard Bratz: The Movie The 'Burbs Can't Hardly Wait Chuck, seasons one to five The Core Deliverance E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Echelon Conspiracy Eight Crazy Nights Empire State Equilibrium Escape to Witch Mountain The Family Man Fatal Attraction Fresh Get Rich or Die Tryin' The Holiday Into the Wild Kangaroo Jack Legally Blonde Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Major League Mansfield Park Meet Joe Black Mel Brooks
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Why 'Bad News Bears' Is the Greatest Baseball Movie Ever Made

Why 'Bad News Bears' Is the Greatest Baseball Movie Ever Made
For folks who loves both baseball and movies, it's incredibly sad that Hollywood's takes on our national pastime continually whiff with a frequency that makes Adam Dunn look like Joe Dimaggio. But 40 years ago today, a film was released that got everything beautifully, hilariously and even painfully right: The Bad News Bears. A tartly-scripted comic saga about a no-hope Little League team from L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, the film — directed by Michael Ritchie from an original screenplay written by Bill Lancaster — shocked and amused audiences with its unbridled
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Off The Shelf – Episode 67 – New Home Video Releases For Tuesday, October 20th 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of October 29th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Iron Giant on iTunes Apple TV Wireless Headphones (recommended by Rebecca Wright at Movie Gazette Online) link John Carpenter’s Vampires low-quantity Army Of Darkness correction News Scream Factory October Sale Twilight Time January / February 2016 titles Ralph Bakshi’s Last Days Of Coney Island on Vimeo on October 29th Aladdin II & III 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray Synapse: Triumph Of The Will New Releases

October 13th

Aladdin: Diamond Edition Bates Motel: Season 3 The Brood Call Me Lucky Company Business Cry of the Hunted Dope Edward Scissorhands Escape from Alcatraz Flaxy Martin The Land Before Time Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 2 Malone (1987) Manos: The Hands of Fate
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*Updated* Daily Dead’s 2015 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

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*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair, so once again Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the coming weeks.

* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold (all times listed are Et/Pt)*

Thursday, October 1st

9:00am – Halloween Crazier (Travel Channel)

10:00am – Halloween Craziest (Travel Channel)

4:00pm – Firestarter (AMC)

6:00pm – The Last Exorcism (Syfy)

6:30pm – Pet Sematary (AMC)

8:00pm – My Babysitter’s a Vampire (Disney)

8:30pm – Stephen King’s Thinner (AMC)

10:00pm – Dominion Season 3 Finale (Syfy)

10:30 pm – Cujo (AMC)

Friday,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Incubus

Disgusting, or shocking, are words often used to inform the audience what awaits them in a horror film. When a film is about demon rape, lurid immediately comes to mind. However, if you have a restrained (and respected) British horror director at the helm, will the results be different? Incubus (1982) is a fascinating shocker that attempts to walk the line between classy whodunit and lascivious bloodlust.

Released in September by Artists Releasing Corporation, Incubus (or, The Incubus according to the poster) had a large budget for a horror title at the time (5.1 million Cad) and was not a draw at the box office. Reviews were mostly dismal as well, and considering the subject matter, this is not surprising. ‘Demon rape’ does not scream fun night out at the movies. However, Incubus provides many moments of terror designed with the discerning horror fiend in mind. It’s an underappreciated gem.

Story time: Dr.
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Tomorrowland: A World Beyond review

From the director of The Iron Giant and The Incredibles comes the sci-fi adventure, Tomorrowland. Here's Ryan's review...

Director Brad Bird has an almost immaculate run of form when it comes to bringing larger-than-life entertainments to the screen. The Iron Giant was one of the most acclaimed animated films of the 1990s. The Incredibles and Ratatouille are among Pixar's best films so far. His live-action debut Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, while not perfect, was perhaps the most entertaining movie entry since the first.

Bird brings his blue-sky storytelling to bear on Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, a eyed sci-fi fairytale with elements taken straight from classic pulp magazine stories. It’s The Wizard Of Oz retold by Ray Bradbury or Hugo Gernsback, with bits of The Terminator and Buck Rogers thrown in for good measure. It’s an entertaining yet sometimes befuddling bag of intricately moving parts, not all of which fit together too well.
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These Original Real Housewives Have Stood the Test of Reality Time

In the world of reality TV, nothing stays the same for long. The stakes need to be raised, drama heightened, and fresh sources of conflict added to the mix. Nowhere is this spirit of reinvention more alive than in Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise. And when we say reinvention, we of course mean recasting -- because sometimes the only way to fix a flailing show is to infuse it with new, claws-out, drama-queen blood. But then there are the precious few who stay, season after season, either because Bravo has anointed them the chosen ones or fans just can't get enough.

The list of original Housewives still on their respective shows is a short yet complicated one, some stars leaving, some leaving then returning, and some being demoted to "friend of the Housewives" status. And while it seems that Housewives come and go every time the wind blows, we did do
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Kim Richards Returns to Acting with Revenge - Watch the Clip

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Kim Richards Returns to Acting with Revenge - Watch the Clip
Before the catfights and controversy of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards was a celebrated child actress. Now, the reality star is back with a guest-starring role on ABC's Revenge. In the episode, airing Sunday, Richards plays Stephanie, a socialite pal of Victoria Grayson's who is also a member of Nolan Ryan's beach club. Richards, 50, began her career in the early 1970s, playing Prudence Everett in the hit TV show, The Nanny and the Professor. She later had roles on Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat and The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as a
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The 31 Best Kids' Movies on Netflix Streaming Right Now

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It's always a good time to revisit our favorite children's movies, whether you're introducing your kids to them for the first time or enjoying a Disney classic yet again. If kids' movies like "Dumbo" and "The Rescuers" aren't already in your library, they're available right now to stream on Netflix, along with a lot of newer movies that will appeal to your kids (and to the kid in you).

(Availability subject to change.)

1. "Anastasia" (1997) G

This winning tale of a girl who might be the lost Romanov princess features the voice talents of Meg Ryan, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack, and Hank Azaria.

2. "Antz" (1998) PG

Woody Allen voices a neurotic ant who falls in love with a princess (Sharon Stone) and must foil the plans of the power-mad General Mandible (Gene Hackman).

3. "Born Free" (1966) PG

A still-moving classic about the couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, then
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These Are the Only Original Real Housewives Who've Avoided the Ax

In the world of reality TV, nothing stays the same for long. The stakes need to be raised, drama heightened, and fresh sources of conflict added to the mix. Nowhere is this spirit of reinvention more alive than in Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise. And when we say reinvention, we of course mean recasting -- because sometimes the only way to fix a flailing show is to infuse it with new, claws-out, drama-queen blood. But then there are the precious few who stay, season after season, either because Bravo has anointed them the chosen ones or fans just can't get enough.

The list of original Housewives still on their respective shows is a short yet complicated one, some stars leaving, some leaving then returning, and some being demoted to "friend of the Housewives" status. And while it seems that Housewives come and go every time the wind blows, we did do
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Return from Witch Mountain

The sequel to Disney's 1975 smash Escape To Witch Mountain sees alien siblings Tony and Tia (Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards) return to Earth and straight into another adventure. Their supernatural powers come into play from the moment they land as they uncover a mind control plot led by villainous professor Victor (Christopher Lee) and his nasty benefactor Letha (Bette Davis). Outlandish fun for the kids with performances to match from the veterans.
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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Sequel is in the Works Because Ours is a Cruel and Unforgiving God

Because where there’s a will, there’s a segway, Kevin James will be returning to theaters approximately five years too late for the sequel to 2009′s small town security-based comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The first film was a surprise hit, raking in $146 million, and James and his writing partner Nick Bakay are hoping to strike gold again with another installment of the tale that follows mild-mannered mall security guard Blart as he transforms into a hero to save a group of hostages from an in-mall bank heist and win the love of a kiosk clerk played by Jayma Mays. Andy Flickman (Parental Guidance, You Again, the Escape to Witch Mountain remake) is in talks to direct the sequel, which doesn’t have a synopsis yet. But if you care to recall the the ending to the first film, Blart (it rhymes with fart) frees the hostages from the mall, then
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"Paul Blart: Mall Cop" Sequel Ramps Up

Andy Fickman ("Escape to Witch Mountain," "Parental Guidance") is in talks to direct a sequel to "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" at Sony Pictures.

Fickman replaces Steve Carr who helmed the original 2009 comedy which became a surprise major hit with a $146 million domestic gross.

Kevin James is set to return as the security guard at a New Jersey mall. James and Nick Bakay, who co-wrote the original, are back to work in the script.

James, Todd Garner and Adam Sandler are returning as producers. Filming aims to begin in April.

Source: THR
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Race To Witch Mountain

ETs everywhere, phone home now and spread the word that Race to Witch Mountain is perfect fantasy for all the family! Dwayne Johnson (The Rock of old) and Carla Gugino take the leads in this zesty remake of the 1975 Disney classic, Escape to Witch Mountain. Johnson is a Las Vegas cabbie who unwittingly picks up two kids who turn out to be extra-terrestrials on a mission to Earth, and now looking to get home.
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CBS Films Options Split

CBS Films has optioned an original spec script from horror writers Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch. "Split" reportedly follows " a young orphan who is contacted by an identical twin she never knew she had. When the two meet, they discover that they share superhuman abilities and wind up on the run from powerful pursuers." The premise for the superhero film has already drawn comparison to already established properties such as the Wonder Twins, Gen13 and Escape to Witch Mountain. No release date has been set at this time. Related Content: Chronicle Test Footage. The Scene That Got Josh Trank The Greenlight Micro-News: Mark Ruffalo Gives One More Update On Hulk, Arrow Stunts, Hunger Games And More Micro-News: Ant-man, Spawn, Batman vs Superman And Expendabelles
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Exclusive: Teaser Poster and first details about ‘Squeal’ (working title) unveiled

By David Harkness, MoreHorror.com

Dismal Productions has unveiled the first poster and details for the upcoming horror film Squeal (working title).

The movie is currently in pre-production and has tapped Ted Payson (The Cohasset Snuff Film, Sunday Night Slaughters) to direct. The story is by Seth Metoyer (Cell Count, Slink) and Shannon Hilson. The script was penned by Michael Hultquist (Arena, Victim). Poster design was created by Charlie Hintz of Mental Shed Studios.

Squeal is currently casting for minor roles, but actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Children of Sorrow, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) will be playing the role of Uncle Ollie. Consequently, Oberst and Metoyer co-own Dismal Productions. When speaking with Oberst about his role as Uncle Ollie, Oberst said it was "perfect" for him because he is "so twisted".

When speaking about the script, Oberst added that it has a "very fun and scary vibe...it's like Escape To Witch Mountain
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Chris Egan, Tom Ellis Cast in ABC's Sexy Gothic Soap Pilot

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"Poe" star Chris Egan and "Miranda" actor Tom Ellis are ready to get hot and soapy for ABC. Egan and Ellis have been cast in the network's drama pilot "Gothica," billed as a "sexy gothic soap set in present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray among others." Egan has been cast in the role of Dorian (presumably, Gray), while Ellis will play Victor (presumably, Frankenstein). Matt Lopez ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Escape to Witch Mountain") is writing the pilot, which is
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Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. – The DVD Review

Review by Sam Moffitt

Some movies stay with you. People are constantly amazed that I can remember so much about movies but also what theatre I saw them in and under what circumstances. Movies can be like songs in the memory, where you were physically and mentally and emotionally the first time you heard a song and how it takes on much more meaning than the musicians ever intended. The same with books, I recall at what point in my life I read certain books and where I was at the time. And so, it’s the same with movies, for me anyway.

In 1966 my Father entered John Cochran Veteran’s Hospital in St. Louis, on North Grand, for brain surgery. He never walked out of there. We were visiting Dad before the surgery, at eleven years old I was already a die hard Movie Geek. I used to beg my parents,
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Fox Sets Premiere Date, Cast For Celebrity Diving Special

Fox has slotted its Stars In Danger: The High Dive two-hour reality special for Wednesday January 9. Jersey Shore co-star JWoww, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and former NFL star Terrell Owens are among the celebrities tapped for the Bunim/Murray-produced special based on a long-running German format. Fox greenlighted the special in October, shortly after ABC gave a series order to the similar Celebrity Diving, which was just scheduled to premiere March 19. After an intense training period, the eight celebrities in Stars In Danger will compete in a series of Olympic-style dives, including solo high diving and synchronized diving, from a variety of heights. Hosting is Olympic diving medalist and commentator Troy Dumais. Here is the full cast list: Women: Jwoww – aka Jennifer Farley, one of the eight original cast members on reality series Jersey Shore. Bethany Hamilton – professional surfer, public speaker, role model,
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