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Horror Highlights: Exhumed Films’ 35mm Marathon, Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Godzilla Faq, Ghastlies, Mountain Fever

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Exhumed Films is resurrecting some beloved horror favorites from the 1970s and ’80s and projecting them onto the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, including Friday the 13th Part III, starring my original horror crush and maybe yours, too, Jason Voorhees! And also, we have release details for Escape Room, Paperbacks From Hell, Ghastlies, and Mountain Fever, as well as information on the new book Godzilla Faq.

Exhumed Films' Guilty Pleasures IV Marathon: Press Release: "Exhumed Films Presents: Guilty Pleasures IV--in 3-D!

Exhumed Films is pleased to return to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers to present the fourth edition of The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, our annual assault of cinematic insanity. For this year’s marathon, we present some of the greatest 3-D films of all time, projected from original 35mm prints using state of the art technology! The 1970’s and 1980’s saw a resurgence of three-dimensional movies, particularly in the realm of genre cinema.
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Tiff 2017 Adds More Programs: “Alias Grace” Series to Make World Premiere

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The Toronto International Film Festival announced even more programs for its 2017 edition today. In addition to the Canadian and Cinematheque film lineups, Tiff unveiled the finalists for Telefilm Canada Pitch This! in which filmmaking teams will have the chance to pitch their film idea to a panel of industry experts. The fest also announced that Montreal filmmaker Anne Émond (“Our Loved Ones,” “Nuit #1”) has been selected as the 2017 Len Blum Resident.

One of our most anticipated TV projects of the year, Netflix’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace,” will make its world premiere in Tiff’s Canadian slate, a collection of works from Canadian filmmakers. “Alias Grace” is a six-part miniseries about Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a real-life Irish immigrant and servant in 1840s Upper Canada who was accused — and convicted — of murdering her employer and his housekeeper. The series is written and produced by Sarah Polley (“Stories We Tell,” “Away from Her”) and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho,” “I Shot Andy Warhol”).

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s Cinematheque event will celebrate Canadian filmmakers by “revisiting and restoring landmarks of Canada’s cinematic history.” Cinematheque will feature a screening of the digitally-restored “I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing,” written and directed by Patricia Rozema (“Into the Forest”). The 1987 comedic drama follows a photographer (Sheila McCarthy) who discovers that a gallery owner and talented painter (Paule Baillargeon) is actually passing off her lover’s (Ann-Marie MacDonald) artwork as her own.

The Len Blum Residency will see Émond live and work at Tiff Bell Lightbox for two months. She will also receive mentorship from Blum himself, the veteran screenwriter of films like “Stripes” and “Meatballs.” Émond has directed four features and several shorts. Her most recent film, “Nelly,” made its world debut at Tiff 2016. It is a biopic about Canadian novelist Nelly Arcan.

Tiff will be held September 7–17, 2017. Check out the women-directed and co-directed films in the Canadian, Cinematheque, and Pitch This! slates below. Lists and synopses adapted from Tiff.

Canadian

Masters

“Our People Will Be Healed”

Alanis Obomsawin, Canada World Premiere

Discovery

“Ava”

Sadaf Foroughi, Iran/Canada/Qatar World Premiere

Mary Goes Round

Molly McGlynn, Canada World Premiere

“Never Steady, Never Still”

Kathleen Hepburn, Canada World Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema

Meditation Park

Mina Shum, Canada World Premiere

Porcupine Lake

Ingrid Veninger, Canada World Premiere

Primetime

Alias Grace

Mary Harron, Canada/USA World Premiere

Cinematheque

“I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing”

Patricia Rozema, Canada, 1987

Pitch This!

“12 Days,” Jennifer Mesich, Tracey Deer

Inspired by the remarkable true story of an Indigenous woman who overcame the odds to survive 12 days in the Canadian wilderness. Attacked by a trusted friend, she suffered a broken jaw and was left to die. She persevered and lived to tell the tale.

“Boring Girls,” Coral Aiken, Hannah Cheesman

A deadly coming-of-age story about two teenage girls, Rachel and Fern, who become rising stars in the death metal scene. After experiencing an assault, they decide to embark on a bloody quest for revenge, more gruesome than any of their lyrics.

“Fall from the Sky,” Dan Montgomery, Deragh Campbell, Kaz Radwanski

Lucy, a 30-year-old woman with symptoms of schizophrenia, works as a teacher at a Toronto daycare centre. She begins to experience episodes at work, and struggles to navigate her employment, students, co-workers and personal relationships.

Imposter,” Adam Goldhammer, Evan Landry, Katie McMillan

Lamia Eaton, a teenager isolated on a remote maple farm, investigates her mother’s uncharacteristic and increasingly eerie behavior. As she begins to unearth an evil presence infecting the farm, Lamia is no longer able to trust anyone, including herself.

“Nadia, Butterfly,” Dominique Dussault, Pascal Plante

“Nadia, Butterfly” reveals the backstage world of the Olympic Games through the eyes of Nadia, a 20-year-old butterfly swimmer. Doubt-ridden about her post-Olympic future after winning bronze for Team Canada at the relay, her very last professional event, Nadia loses herself into lustful nights of excesses, punctuated by episodes of deep questioning.

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Remembering George A. Romero, Sam Shepard, Jeanne Moreau and More Reel-Important People We Lost in July

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Harvey Atkin (1942-2017) - Actor. He starred in Meatballs and appears in Silver Streak, Atlantic City and The Stupids. He died of cancer on July 17. (THR) Trevor Baxter (1932-2017) - British Actor. He starred in Sky Captain and the World of TomorrowA Man for All SeasonsVan Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj and Cold Comfort Farm. He died on July 16. (Big Finish News) Chester Bennington (1976-2017) - Singer. As front man of Linkin...

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Evan Helmuth, ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor, Dies at 40

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Evan Helmuth, ‘The Devil Inside’ Actor, Dies at 40
Evan Helmuth, an actor best known for playing the priest in 2012 horror “The Devil Inside,” has died. He was 40. Helmuth (pictured above left) passed away from complications from a stroke on Monday. “It’s just simply heartbreaking. Such a profoundly kind and beautiful person, friend and actor,” spokesperson David Greene of Chaotik Media told TheWrap in a statement confirming Helmuth’s death. Also Read: Harvey Atkin, 'Meatballs,' 'Cagney & Lacey' Actor, Dies at 74 Along with his famous role in William Brent Bell’s terrifying hit, he also appeared in “Fever Pitch” and “Jobs,” alongside Ashton Kutcher. On the small screen,
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Harvey Atkin Dead at 74: Roles Included Cagney & Lacey and Law & Order: Svu

Harvey Atkin Dead at 74: Roles Included Cagney & Lacey and Law & Order: Svu
Harvey Atkin, best known for his role as Desk Sgt. Ronald Coleman on the 80’s cop-drama Cagney and Lacey, has died in his hometown of Toronto. He was 74.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather, Harvey passed away peacefully last night following his battle with cancer,” Larry Goldhar, Atkin’s agent, said in a statement, our sister site Deadline reports.

Atkin, who is pictured at left in the above photo, had his breakout role in the 1979 cult-comedy Meatballs, as camp director Morty Melnick opposite Bill Murray. Following his seven-season run on Cagney and Lacey,
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Harvey Atkin, ‘Cagney & Lacey’ and ‘Meatballs’ Actor, Dies at 74

Harvey Atkin, ‘Cagney & Lacey’ and ‘Meatballs’ Actor, Dies at 74
Canadian actor Harvey Atkin, best known for his roles in “Meatballs” and “Cagney & Lacey,” died early Tuesday morning in Toronto after a battle with cancer, a rep for Atkin confirmed to Variety. He was 74.

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The mustachioed actor, remembered for his signature large-framed glasses, was born in Toronto. Atkin’s breakout performance was as Camp North Star camp director Morty Melnick in Ivan Reitman’s 1979 comedy “Meatballs,” where he worked alongside Bill Murray, Kate Lynch, and Chris Makepeace. He was also a regular on the 1980s TV detective drama “Cagney & Lacey” as staff sergeant captain Ronald Coleman, as well as on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as Judge Ridenour. Atkin’s long list of guest-starring credits in television and film include “Beetlejuice,” “Goosebumps,” “Silver Streak,” and “Atlantic City.”

In addition to his on-screen roles, the actor voiced characters in a number of animated television shows, including
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Harvey Atkin, ‘Cagney & Lacey’ and ‘Meatballs’ Actor, Dies at 74

Harvey Atkin, ‘Cagney & Lacey’ and ‘Meatballs’ Actor, Dies at 74
Canadian actor Harvey Atkin, best known for his roles in “Meatballs” and “Cagney & Lacey,” died early Tuesday morning in Toronto after a battle with cancer, a rep for Atkin confirmed to Variety. He was 74.

The mustachioed actor, remembered for his signature large-framed glasses, was born in Toronto. Atkin’s breakout performance was as Camp North Star camp director Morty Melnick in Ivan Reitman’s 1979 comedy “Meatballs,” where he worked alongside Bill Murray, Kate Lynch, and Chris Makepeace. He was also a regular on the 1980s TV detective drama “Cagney & Lacey” as staff sergeant captain Ronald Coleman, as well as on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as Judge Ridenour. Atkin’s long list of guest-starring credits in television and film include “Beetlejuice,” “Goosebumps,” “Silver Streak,” and “Atlantic City.”

In addition to his on-screen roles, the actor voiced characters in a number of animated television shows, including several Super Mario Bros. series, “Jacob Two-Two
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Harvey Atkin Dies: ‘Meatballs’ & ‘Cagney And Lacey’ Star Was 74

Harvey Atkin, who starred in the cult comedy classic Meatballs and the ’80s female-driven cop drama Cagney And Lacey, died Monday at age 74 in his hometown of Toronto after a long illness. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather, Harvey passed away peacefully last night following his battle with cancer,” Larry Goldhar, Atkin’s agent, said in a statement today. In Ivan Reitman’s Meatballs, Atkin starred opposite…
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Harvey Atkin Dies: ‘Meatballs’ & ‘Cagney And Lacey’ Star Was 74

Harvey Atkin Dies: ‘Meatballs’ & ‘Cagney And Lacey’ Star Was 74
Harvey Atkin, who starred in the cult comedy classic Meatballs and the ’80s female-driven cop drama Cagney And Lacey, died Monday at age 74 in his hometown of Toronto after a long illness. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather, Harvey passed away peacefully last night following his battle with cancer,” Larry Goldhar, Atkin’s agent, said in a statement today. In Ivan Reitman’s Meatballs, Atkin starred opposite…
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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How Meatballs’ campers revolted on set

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Almost 40 years ago, the Ivan Reitman/Bill Murray film Meatballs set the standard for summer-camp comedies. Murray was a new Saturday Night Live member, and Reitman took on directing his first mainstream movie after John Landis turned him down in favor of The Blues Brothers. Some more members of the successful crew from National Lampoon’s Animal House bonded together to make the film, most notably Harold Ramis, who needed his $1,700 screenwriting fee to buy some furniture. The team of Reitman, Ramis, and Murray would go on to even greater cinematic success in Stripes and Ghostbusters, but Meatballs was their breakthrough film.

For some reason, Vanity Fair is celebrating “summer of ’78” in 2017, and is featuring an oral history of Meatballs. As you might expect, there were a lot of hijinks both on and off camera. The filmmakers convinced an actual camp in Ontario to let ...
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‘Holy Terror’ Review

Stars: Scott Butler, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Jesse Hlubik, Kristine DeBell, Nicole Olson, Lisa London, Mel Novak, Vida Ghaffari | Written and Directed by Rich Mallery

What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast & crew of Samurai Cop 2? You get the brand-new exorcism movie Holy Terror – from writer/director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia) and executive-producer Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed Samurai Cop 2 from a script co-written by Mallery).

Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly (Reiter) and Tom (Hlubik) ask a medium (London) to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister (Olson), the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest (Butler) and
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Denis Villeneuve to attend Canadian cinema celebration in La

Denis Villeneuve to attend Canadian cinema celebration in La
April event celebrates 150th anniversary of Canada.

A celebration of Canadian cinema will take place in Los Angeles from April 18-23 with a variety of screenings at The Cinefamily and The Aero.

The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles will celebrate Canadian Film Day 150 (Ncfd 150), presented by Reel Canada, with a free marathon of films to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial.

The event will run on April 18 and 19 at The Cinemafamily theatre in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles screenings will kick-off on April 18 with Polytechnique from Denis Villeneuve and continue with The Saddest Music In The World, Meatballs, Strange Brew, and Villeneuve’s Incendies, followed by a Q&A with the director.

Canada Now: Best New Films 2017, presented by Telefilm Canada, will feature eight new Canadian films from the festival circuit and will screen from April 20–23 at the Aero theatre in Santa Monica, with several post-screening discussions.

Anne Émond’s biopic Nelly, about Quebec
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Ivan Reitman Is Developing a New Version of the 1981 Comedy 'Stripes'

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Ivan Reitman is primarily known as being behind some of the great comedies of all time, either as a director, a producer or both. From Stripes to Animal House to Meatballs to Ghostbusters to Twins, Reitman had a lot to do with the influx of more dirtier and riskier comedies during the late-'70s and early '80s. Ghostbusters already got the reboot treatment last year, but Reitman is also hard at work on bringing back more of the properties he's best known for. Not only is a sequel to Twins (called Triplets) still in development, but he's also working on a new version of Stripes.  Reitman dished on the plans for Stripes while promoting the upcoming comedy Bastards at CinemaCon, where Fandango caught up with him. "Well. the conversations...

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Ivan Reitman Is Developing a New Version of the 1981 Comedy 'Stripes'

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Ivan Reitman is primarily known as being behind some of the great comedies of all time, either as a director, a producer or both. From Stripes to Animal House to Meatballs to Ghostbusters to Twins, Reitman had a lot to do with the influx of more dirtier and riskier comedies during the late '70s and early '80s. Ghostbusters already got the reboot treatment last year, but Reitman is also hard at work on bringing back more of the properties he's best known for. Not only...

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Slideshow: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland on Mar. 24-26, 2017

Previous | Image 1 of 23 | NextMariel Hemingway of ‘Manhattan’ and ‘Star 80.’

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition is coming up – March 24th-26th, 2017 – at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Among the TV and film stars scheduled to appear is Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Stefanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”), Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman,” original “Ocean’s 11’), Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) and Richard Chamberlain (“Dr. Kildare,” “Slipper and the Rose”). Detail link below the Slideshow.

To give you an example of the celebrities that appear at The Hollywood Show, photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took Exclusive Portraits at last year’s Fall show in September. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.
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Trailer & Poster for new exorcism horror ‘Holy Terror’

What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast & crew of Samurai Cop 2? You get the brand-new exorcism movie Holy Terror – which is urrently in post production via Cineridge Entertainment.

Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly (Reiter) and Tom (Hlubik) ask a medium (London) to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister (Olson), the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest (Butler) and his mentor Sister Catherine (DeBell) to attempt a dangerous exorcism.

Holy Terror comes from writer/director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia) and is executive-produced by Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed Samurai Cop 2 from a script co-written by Mallery) and stars MeatballsKristine DeBell,
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Here’s Why ‘The Jungle Book’ Deserves More Oscar Respect

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Here’s Why ‘The Jungle Book’ Deserves More Oscar Respect
Just as George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” James Cameron’s “Avatar,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,” and Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” were cinematic groundbreakers for the ages, I believe Oscar voters should take Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” more seriously.

Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks took Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales of Mowgli and his brothers and, with help from James Cameron and Martin Scorsese’s go-to VFX master Rob Legato, created a seamlessly natural digital world with many vibrant animal characters — and one live boy (Neel Sethi).

Read More: Why Photographic Realism Makes Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ the VFX Oscar Favorite

Maybe Favreau makes it look too easy. This isn’t fantasy-world “Avatar.” This is digital India. He calls up fond memories of Disney’s 1967 animated musical, weaving in a couple of songs and creating a grand set piece led by Christopher Walken as a giant ancient orangutan (gigantopithecus,
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 9 – Horror Lego Figures, Arrow Video, Last Shirt on the Left, Monster High & More!

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Welcome back for Day 9 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 showcasing several of the amazing Arrow Video releases of 2016, and we're also featuring the work of IBTrav Illustration & Design, the Mondo soundtrack release for Deathgasm, more enamel pins, a book celebrating Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Horror LEGOs, recent Monster High releases, and so much 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
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Blu-ray Review: Vamp [Special Edition]

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If you read our "Class of 1986" issue of Deadly Magazine from earlier this year, then you know Richard Wenk’s Vamp is a film that is near and dear to my horror-loving heart. The 1980s were an exceptional time for vampire-themed cinema, with films like Fright Night, The Lost Boys, Near Dark, and The Hunger immediately capturing the imaginations of filmgoers during that era. But the one film that has been grossly overlooked over the last 30 years has been Vamp, and it’s great to see Wenk’s incredibly clever and funny take on a very popular sub-genre celebrated in grand fashion with the recent Special Edition Blu-Ray release from Arrow Video.

For the uninitiated, Vamp follows college students Keith (Chris Makepeace) and Aj (Robert Rusler), who are desperate to move into their fraternity house to escape dorm life, but before they can start packing their bags, they’re tasked
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