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A Rockin’ Out “In the Hall of the Mountain King” Triangle Orchestra Solo

Obviously I missed that Geico commercial the first time around, but it was amusing at least. I do hope that more people don’t wonder why triangle solo’s really haven’t taken off as of yet. It’s an instrument that can be taken to different levels and given a place in an orchestra and yet it’s still not given that much respect for a simple reason, it’s also a tool that was used to signal meal times on homesteads. When you think about the fact that you’re basically ringing the same kind of device that was used to announce that chow was

A Rockin’ Out “In the Hall of the Mountain King” Triangle Orchestra Solo
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November 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include George A. Romero Between Night And Dawn Collection, Hellraiser SteelBook, The Paul Naschy Collection II

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We have another busy week of home releases to look forward to, with an array of films that hit a bunch of different subgenres. For those who may have missed it in theaters earlier this year, you can now catch up with Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde this Tuesday, and if you missed seeing it online this fall, Amityville: The Awakening hits both Blu-ray and DVD as well.

For you cult cinema fans out there, I hope your wallets are ready for some serious damage, as there are a ton of great offerings coming home on November 14th, including the gorgeous limited edition Hellraiser Steelbook, The Paul Naschy Collection II, J.D.’s Revenge, and Arrow’s stunning Blu-ray set honoring one of horror’s true greats—George A. Romero—that features HD releases of Season of the Witch, There’s Always Vanilla, and The Crazies.

Other notable
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Contest: Win The Paul Naschy Collection II on Blu-ray

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After giving horror fans a treat with their Blu-ray release earlier this year of The Paul Naschy Collection, Scream Factory continues to commemorate the influential Spanish director with The Paul Naschy Collection II, 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) Blu-ray copy of The Paul Naschy Collection II.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Paul Naschy Collection II Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 20th.
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Watch Mysterious Teaser for Chance the Rapper's Horror Movie 'Slice'

Watch Mysterious Teaser for Chance the Rapper's Horror Movie 'Slice'
In 2016, Chance the Rapper secretly filmed a slasher film about an outlaw framed for the murders of several pizza boys, appropriately titled Slice. Last Halloween, the Mc teased the project on Twitter, and now, one year later, a second clip has arrived promising the film will be released in 2018.

The mostly animated clip doesn't reveal much about the movie, and instead cribs the aesthetic of the Internet game Line Rider, with a figure on a moped zipping across a landscape of line fragments while an eight-bit version of Edvard Grieg
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Needful Things

Rebecca Lea Sep 18, 2017

We take a look at the movie version of Stephen King's Needful Things, starring Ed Harris...

The film: A mysterious new shop called Needful Things opens in the town of Castle Rock, owned by the mysterious Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow). The residents discover that the antique shop provides them with exactly what they’re looking for, no matter how specific. The price to pay isn’t of the ordinary variety, however, and Gaunt invites his customers to commit pranks on their fellow townsfolk which steadily escalate in complexity and consequence. It soon attracts the attention of Sheriff Alan Pangborn (lately of The Dark Half and now in the form of Ed Harris).

See related The Croods 2 has been cancelled

See also: the BFI's Stephen King season continues this weeek.

A satire on greed culture, small town politics, and mob mentalities, Needful Things is one of
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Norwegian Director Mikkel Brænne Sandemose’s ‘The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King’ – First of a Movie Trilogy (Exclusive)

Norwegian Director Mikkel Brænne Sandemose’s ‘The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King’ – First of a Movie Trilogy (Exclusive)
Norwegian director Mikkel Brænne Sandemose, whose latest feature, 2013’s “Ragnarok,” received two Amandas, Norway’s national film prize, will open “The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King” (“Askeladden – i Dovregubbens hall”) in Norwegian cinemas on Sept. 29 as the first of a trilogy about the Norwegian national hero.

Credited with such titles as Norwegian director Petter Næss’ 2001 “Elling,” more recently Rasmus A Sivertsen’s “The Christmas of Louis and Luca” and Arild Fröhlich’s “Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder” (2014), will invest $22 million in the three features about the fictional Norwegian character.

A family picture, “The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King,” is co-produced by the Czech Republic’s Sirene Film and Ireland’s Subotica Entertainment on a $7 million budget.

“Obviously we are not only targeting Norwegian cinema-goers, but also international audiences,” said Maipo producer-ceo Synnøve Hørsdal, who decided on a new trilogy after the “Louis & Luca” series was picked up worldwide, mainly
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The Abominable Dr. Phibes

The pomp and circumstance of Felix Mendelssohn’s “War March of the Priests,” as played on a grand pipe organ by a hooded figure seated in an opulent ballroom during the opening credits of The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), perfectly sets the tone and timbre of director Robert Fuest’s film, both with playful irreverence and an eloquently ominous aural shroud of dread. The events we’re about to see play out in the film will hardly be a righteous procession of missionary or military zeal, as Mendelssohn’s music was originally intended to evoke. Instead, as it rings and bellows forth from the ornate instrument in this eerie chamber, one which feels at once haunted and strangely festive, Mendelssohn’s fervor is immediately cast with the unmistakable sense of having been drawn forth from someplace much darker than one of heavenly inspiration.

The organ itself rises from the bowels of
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Goteborg: first footage revealed from 'Borg/McEnroe', Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square'

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Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.

Ruben Ostlund got buyers and festival programmers hopping with excitement in Goteborg as he presented the first footage from his forthcoming fifth feature The Square during the festival’s work in progress pitches.

Ostlund screened about seven minutes from one scene of the new film, during which a controversial performance artist (played by Terry Notary) makes guests at a black-tie art gala very uncomfortable. “You know I love awkward situations,” the director said.

Goteborg’s audience of industry experts commented that they were impressed by the confidence of the unnerving scene, which showed Ostlund working on a bigger scale even than his last hit, Force Majeure.

At a festival session later for the public, Ostlund previewed a second clip from the film, in which a museum director (Claes Bang) delivers a self-centered video apology to a boy he had accused of being a thief.

Another high-profile
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‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days

‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days
Janus Metz Pederson (“Armadillo”)’s “Borg vs McEnroe” with Shia Labeouf, and Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” with Elisabeth Moss are among the most anticipated Scandinavian work-in-progress titles set for the Nordic Film Market hosted during Goteborg Film Festival’s industry days.

Both films are part of the 18 work-in-progress features selected by Cia Edström, Goteborg’s head of industry, and her team.

“Borg vs McEnroe” stars up-and-comer Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z”) as Swedish player Bjorn Borg and Labeouf as John McEnroe. The film chronicles the 1980 Wimbledon final and sheds light on the two tennis stars’ complex relationship and rivalry.Tre Vanner and Sf Studios are producing, while Svensk handles international sales.

The Square,” meanwhile, is a satirical film turning on the creative director of a museum who is desperate to build some buzz around an upcoming exhibition and decides to hire a PR agency which has no boundaries. The film is produced by Plattform Produktion.
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'Borg vs McEnroe', 'Unknown Soldier', 'The Square' set for Goteborg works in progress

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A total of 18 work in progress projects will participate in this year’s Nordic Film Market.Scroll down for full line up

The works in progress titles set to take part in this year’s Nordic Film Market (Feb 2-5) at the Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 27 – Feb 6) have been revealed.

Among them is Borg vs McEnroe, Jans Metz’s tennis biopic starring Shia Labeouf as John McEnroe and rising Swedish talent Sverrir Gudnason as his rival Bjorn Borg.

Sf International is handling international sales and has already tied up multiple deals including Curzon Artificial Eye for the UK and Nordisk Film for Scandinavia.

Also featuring as a work in progress is The Square, the latest feature from director Ruben Östlund, whose credits include Bafta-nominated avalanche comedy-drama Force Majeure.

The Swedish filmmaker’s English-language debut stars Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West in the story of an artist who installs an unusual exhibition in a public square. The Coproduction
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Blood-Soaked "Ash vs. Evil Dead" S2 Trailer

Shotguns, chainsaws, puppets, mechanical bulls, vomiting old ladies, intestines with teeth and more blood and viscera than you can shake a stick at, all set to "Hall of the Mountain King". Yes the teaser trailer has arrived for the second season of Starz's "Ash vs. Evil Dead". Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless return to kick the undead's ass when the returns to screens in October.
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Louis & Nolan shoot for the moon

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Exclusive: Maipo Film is now readying the third film in the animated Louis & Nolan franchise, Louis & Nolan: Mission To The Moon.

The film is now in production for release in 2018. Rasmus A Sivertsen again directs from a screenplay by Karsten Fullu. Cornelia Boysen and Synnove Horsdal produce, and the co-producers are Qvisten Animation and The Kari and Kjell Aukrust Foundation. The plot will see the titular hedgehog and magpie try to save the moon from commercialization. Sola Media will again handle sales.

The second film in the puppet animation trilogy, Louis & Nolan: The Big Cheese Race, is competing in the Generation Kplus section here after already becoming a box-office hit at home in Norway.

Maipo is also planning an April shoot for another family film, live action The Ash Lad: In The Hall Of The Mountain King. Horsdal told Screen that the project is based on classic Norwegian mythology and is “an action adventure with humour in it.” The
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200 Greatest Horror Films (40-31)

Special Mention: The Most Dangerous Game

Directed by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack

Written by James Creelman

USA, 1932

Genre: Survival Horror

The first of many official and unofficial screen versions of Richard Connell’s short story of the same name, The Most Dangerous Game was made in 1932, in the era known as “Pre-Code Hollywood,” a time when filmmakers were able to get away with sexual innuendo, illegal drug use, adultery, abortion, intense violence, homosexuality, and much more. It was during this time that a film like The Most Dangerous Game was allowed to be made and shown to the general public without fear of censorship. The film was put together by producer Willis O’Brien while in pre-production on King Kong, and features several of the same cast and crew members, as well as props and sets from Kong. Despite these obvious cost-cutting measures, Dangerous Game never feels like a second-rate production,
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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 10-1

Here we are at what is a surprisingly modern list. At the beginning of this, I didn’t expect to see so much cultural impact coming from films so recently made, but that’s the way it goes. The films that define the horror genre aren’t necessarily the scariest or the most expensive or even the best. The films that define the genre point to a movement – movies that changed the game and influenced all the films after it. Movies that transcend the horror genre. Movies that broke the mold and changed the way horror can be created.

10. El laberinto del fauno (2006)

English Language Title: Pan’s Labyrinth

Directed by: Gullermo del Toro

It’s more a dark fantasy film than a horror film, but it would be tough to make a list of 50 of those. Plus, it has enough graphic, nightmarish images to push it over the threshold.
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‘The Arrangements’ Is the Quintessential Mad Men Episode

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‘The Arrangements’ Is the Quintessential Mad Men Episode
I should preface this piece by saying that's it's written under (mild) duress. My editors asked me to choose a favorite Mad Men episode, and for a long time, I resisted because the series is so wide-ranging in its goals and operates in so many different modes. My short list might include season one's "Babylon," "Nixon vs. Kennedy," and "The Wheel"; season two's "Hall of the Mountain King" and "Meditations in an Emergency"; season three's "My Old Kentucky Home," "Shut the Door, Have a Seat," "The Grown-Ups" (officially the JFK episode), and "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency" (which works through the JFK assassination obliquely and symbolically); season four's "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword," "The Summer Man," and "The Suitcase" (a classic, obviously, yet not emblematic of the series from week to week); almost any episode from season five (the most cohesive and ambitious overall, as far as I'm concerned,
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Troll fairytale secures $2.2m boost

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The Norwegian Film Institute has announced a sizable $2.2m production award for upcoming troll movie The Ash Lad in the Hall of the Mountain King.

The $9m film, directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose (Ragnarok, Cold Prey 3), features in this year’s Berlinale co-production market and is being sold by TrustNordisk.

Made through Maipo Film As, it is scripted by Aleksander Kirkwood Brown and Espen Enger, and is produced by Synnøve Hørsdal and Åshild Ramborg.

The Ash Lad in the Hall of the Mountain King is a fantasy film based on Asbjørnsen and Moe’s classic fairy tales.

The action takes place in 19th century Norway. It centres on 17-year-old Espen Askeladd, the son of a poor farmer family, who embarks on a dangerous journey to save the princess of the kingdom, who has been kidnapped by The Mountain King, a fearsome troll believed to be invincible.

A second film, Carpenter Andersen Meets Santa Claus, based on [link
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Berlin Co-Production Market Adds Projects by ‘Lunchbox,’ ‘Tribe,’ ‘In Bloom’ Directors

Berlin Co-Production Market Adds Projects by ‘Lunchbox,’ ‘Tribe,’ ‘In Bloom’ Directors
London — The Berlinale Co-Production Market, which runs Feb. 8-10 as part of the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market, has unveiled a lineup of 36 feature film projects from 28 countries. The official selection and its sidebars include projects from the directors of festival favorites “The Lunchbox,” “The Tribe” and “In Bloom.”

Ritesh Batra, whose international box office hit “The Lunchbox” was presented for Berlin’s 2012 Talent Project Market, is returning with “Photograph,” this time in official selection. The selection also includes a project from Marcela Said from Chile, whose documentary “El mocito” screened in Berlin’s Forum section, and whose first feature film, “The Summer of Flying Fish,” was successfully matched with partners at the 2012 Co-Production Market. Said’s new project is “Los Perros.”

The Berlinale Directors section, which runs as a sidebar to the Co-Production Market, includes Avinash Arun from India, who won the Crystal Bear in the Kplus
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Music in Film: Gone Girl, Reznor and Fincher's musical marriage

The arrival of Gone Girl prompts Ivan to take a listen back to the impeccable soundtracks in David Fincher's earlier movies...

"I am officially in control of our story… Isn't that what every marriage is, anyway?"

That's Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) in Gone Girl. A dark satire on marriage, it's a film that recasts human relationships as a battle of control, perfection and perception. In other words, it's a natural fit for David Fincher - and his soundtrack is equally at home.

It perhaps seems harsh to call it Fincher's soundtrack, especially given that the score is composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, but it also feels apt. The director is renowned for his auteur-like attention to detail, recording take after take of even the shortest shot to get the desired result for the audience's eyes - and he's just as meticulous when it comes to the ears.
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Simon Pegg interview: Hector, British film, blockbusters

Simon Pegg tries to find the secret to happiness in his latest film. He chats to us about its making, British cinema and more...

Simon Pegg is back in cinemas this week, in Peter Chelsom's Hector And The Search For Happiness. Ahead of that, the man himself sat down with us for a chat, that led to us - genuinely - being locked in a hotel room together for a minute or two.

It was not helped by us holding a packet of Love Hearts at the time. It's probably best you don't ask.

Anyway, we kept our professional composure, and this is what happened...

Given what a globetrotting movie this one is, how are your passport stamps looking?

It's ridiculously stamped now!

Did you film any of it in Liam Neeson's fake plane from Non-Stop? That would have made it easier.

We were working out how long
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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 10-1

Here we are at what is a surprisingly modern list. At the beginning of this, I didn’t expect to see so much cultural impact coming from films so recently made, but that’s the way it goes. The films that define the horror genre aren’t necessarily the scariest or the most expensive or even the best. The films that define the genre point to a movement – movies that changed the game and influenced all the films after it. Movies that transcend the horror genre. Movies that broke the mold and changed the way horror can be created.

10. El laberinto del fauno (2006)

English Language Title: Pan’s Labyrinth

Directed by: Gullermo del Toro

It’s more a dark fantasy film than a horror film, but it would be tough to make a list of 50 of those. Plus, it has enough graphic, nightmarish images to push it over the threshold.
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