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Contest: Win The Resurrected on Blu-ray

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Several years after unleashing clever zombies with an appetite for brains in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to home media in high definition on September 12th, 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 Resurrected.

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:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

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

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 18th.
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Scream Factory Reveals Full List of Blu-ray Special Features for Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected

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Several years after unleashing clever zombies in The Return of the Living Dead, Dan O'Bannon turned his attention to H.P. Lovecraft with The Resurrected, coming to Blu-ray on September 12th with a final list of bonus features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory:

Press Release: Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic The Resurrected, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (Zodiac, Full Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High). On September 12, 2017,Scream Factory™ Home Entertainment is proud to presentTHE Resurrected on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Strange Invaders (1983)

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Long live Michael Laughlin. Two years after he released one of my favorite early ‘80s oddities, Strange Behavior (I wrote about it here), he was back to unleash the next chapter in a proposed ‘Strange’ trilogy, Strange Invaders (1983). And while the former is a tribute to Mad Scientist films of the ‘50s via an updated Slasher take, the latter tips its fedora to the great Alien Invasion films of the same era. It may not reach the same dizzyingly weird heights, but Strange Invaders is an affectionate romp that captures the feel of those bygone drive-in classics and solidifies Laughlin’s unique voice.

A co-production between Emi Films and Lone Wolf McQuade Associates, Strange Invaders was released by Orion Pictures in mid September stateside to positive reviews and lackluster box office. Returning only a quarter of its $5 million plus budget, this was the Way of the Laughlin – everyone liked his movies,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

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As the ‘60s gave way to the ‘70s, vampires on film were stuck in a rut of crumbling castles and cotton candy cobwebs. It was time for an update; to rid the screen of the stagecoaches and street lamps. It was time for Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), a fun little romp brought into the modern age by a world class turn from Robert Quarry as the titular bloodsucker.

Yorga was released by American International Pictures (we’re back in Aip territory – and it’s a glorious place to be) in June stateside, with a rollout around the world shortly thereafter. But that wasn’t the easiest thing to do; the filmmakers had to submit Yorga a few times to the MPAA to achieve their desired rating – a Gp (equivalent to a PG at the time), which they eventually received. And wouldn’t you know it? The film was very successful, especially on the drive-in circuit.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Fury (1978)

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1978 cast a long shadow in the world of horror. From Dawn of the Dead to Halloween, the landscape was abundant with everything from the socially relevant to the singularly terrifying, from superior remakes (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) to quirky haunted houses (The Evil). And then there’s the red headed stepchild that no one talks about: Brian DePalma’s The Fury. Frenetic, action packed, and gruesome, The Fury never gets the love from even most DePalma fanatics. What a shame – it’s never less than entertaining, and at its best showcases the director’s mesmerizing visual touch.

Released in March by Twentieth Century Fox, The Fury made $24 million against its $5.5 million budget. That’s good green, folks, and DePalma received favorable reviews, still basking in a critical glow left over from his previous effort, Carrie (’76). So why is it so easily dismissed, ranked along the lines of efforts like Wise Guys,
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Justin Bieber Involved in Fight Outside Cleveland Hotel - and Goes Partying After

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Justin Bieber Involved in Fight Outside Cleveland Hotel - and Goes Partying After
After attending game 3 of the NBA Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Justin Bieber was seen throwing a punch at a man outside a hotel. The altercation took place shortly after 11 p.m., according to TMZ (which has a short video of the scuffle). The Cleveland police tells People they "did not respond for a fight." Related Video: The Truth Behind Justin Bieber's Strange Behavior Bieber - whose rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment - also didn't appear to be too shaken up by the incident. According to sightings on social media, the
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Lab Rat Horror! 10 Films Featuring Human Experiments

Shock looks at 10 films where man is the guinea pig. Back in the day, pretty much every pill, ointment and serum was tried and tested on cells and animals grown in labs but things are a changing and more drug trials than people care to admit have been or are being performed on us…

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Strange Behavior aka Dead Kids

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Strange Behavior. What an apt title for this film. Released in 1981, Aka Dead Kids, Strange Behavior is a unique mash up of a popular (at the time) sub-genre and one long forgotten – the Slasher and The Mad Scientist. For fans of either, it provides a weird, loving tribute to the latter while quietly etching a place for itself in the former. A lot of horror lovers missed the boat on this one at the time of its release, which is strange behavior, indeed.

Given a limited release in October by World Northal stateside, Strange Behavior impressed many critics at the time with its ethereal quality and 50’s throwback feel, but audiences really never got a chance to see it until released on video the following year. And even then, it never picked up steam with the horror crowd. Which is quite sad, as the film still plays as a creepy,
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The rise and fall of Hemdale

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Hemdale became one of the largest indie studios of the 80s with films like The Terminator and Platoon. Ryan charts its turbulent history...

When Platoon won four Oscars in 1987, it marked not only a new chapter in Oliver Stone's career as a filmmaker, but also the end of a decade-long battle. Since the 1970s, Stone had been struggling to make his harrowing account of the horrors he'd seen firsthand as a soldier in the Vietnam conflict, but was famously turned down by every major studio in Hollywood.

Platoon, and Stone, finally found sanctuary at a small independent studio with a grand-sounding name: the Hemdale Film Corporation. It was Hemdale, and its co-founder John Daly, that had taken a chance on Stone, and when Platoon came out in 1986, the gamble proved to be a shrewd one: its $6m investment was covered by the first month's ticket sales, and the film
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10 Most Woefully Lame Video Nasties

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Picking out the lamest video nasties is not the hardest thing in the world to do. In fact, looking down the list of the 72 banned films, there is an embarrassment of riches. For every Cannibal Holocaust, there is a Terror Eyes; for every Last House on the Left, there is Human Experiments.

It is amazing to think that a bunch of exploitative, distasteful horror movies were so feared by the British establishment back in the early 1980s. In fact, they shot themselves in the foot when they made a list of 72 movies that were deemed to be too disgusting for the British public to feast their eyes upon. They made cult collector’s items out of movies that would never have gained any attention had they not been banned.

The video nasty black market that operated between the 1980s and 1990s venerated banned films and, for example,
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'Wolves': Everything You Need to Know About the Jason Momoa Movie

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There's some serious partying going on one late October evening in a remote area outside of Toronto. From a distance, a fire pit's glow cascades over the area. Loud music interrupts the midnight silence. Clanging beer bottles and glasses contribute to the festive atmosphere. Male voices can be heard and so can .... growling?

This is no human get-together. Mere steps away, a feral pack of werewolves is celebrating merrily around the charred body of a victim as it roasts on a spit. The werewolf predators sit on tree stumps as they rip into their human meal and take swigs of alcohol. A tent stands in the background next to a large table. But the true showstopper on-site is a throne with deer bones adorning the top.

All of a sudden, alpha werewolf Connor (Jason Momoa) slowly stands up from his crouched position, cocks his head and looks around. All the
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June 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ravenous, Video Nasties, Death Bed

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Summer is officially right around the corner, which means horror DVD and Blu-rays are starting to heat up as well. This week, we’ve got several cult classics hitting high definition for the first time, another special edition set of the first three seasons of The Walking Dead,and the recent RoboCop reboot directed by Jose Padilha and starring Joel Kinnaman.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a special Doctor Who David Tennant-themed collection being released, several indie creature features and we’re finally seeing the official arrival of the Video Nasties documentaries stateside on Tuesday. Check out all the horror and sci-fi fun you can add to your home collections this week below!

Spotlight Titles:

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (Cult Epics, Blu-ray)

Prepare yourselves… The strangest bedtime story ever told! Cult Epics brings you Death Bed, George Barry’s uniquely weird journey through a world of wind demons,
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Producer Antony I. Ginnane talks classic Ozploitation Blu-ray rereleases

Producer Antony I. Ginnane talks classic Ozploitation Blu-ray rereleases
If you’ve seen the fabulously entertaining Ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood — which tracks the rise of Down Under genre films in the ’70s and ’80s — then you will be familiar with producer and Quentin Tarantino favorite Antony I. Ginnane, the so-called “Roger Corman of Australia” whose output includes the horror movies Patrick, Dead Kids, and Thirst. “But how can I learn more about these films?” I pretend to hear you cry. Well, good news! This month, Severin Films is releasing all three terror flicks in Blu-ray/DVD combo packs (as well as the self-explanatory DVD, Ozploitation Trailer Explosion) which
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Severin Films To Release a Trio of Ozploitation Classics to Blu-ray

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I'm not sure what it is about Aussie horror, but I love almost all of it. And I certainly love the three movies that Severin Films has announced to Blu-ray later this year. Those looking to junk their DVD editions of Patrick, Thirst, and Dead Kids (aka Strange Behavior) can rejoice!

From the Press Release:

The original killer in a coma classic Patrick hits Blu-ray from Severin Films on 3/11/14

Aussie horror favorites Thirst & Dead Kids will also be issued in Blu/DVD Combos

In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s while films like My Brilliant Career and Breaker Morant were putting Australia’s ‘New Wave’ on the map, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. Three ‘Ozploitation’ horrors, Patrick, Dead Kids & Thirst, will have their Blu-ray debut from Severin Films, while their sub-label Intervision will issue the definitive compilation Ozploitation Trailer Explosion.
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The Unseen Soon to Be Seen Again on Blu-ray

With so many cult titles from the Eighties and Nineties making their way to Blu-ray of late, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see a few more obscure titles also getting a digital upgrade. For example, the 1980 fright flick The Unseen. Any of you seen it?

Can’t say I’ve ever seen The Unseen. Good thing Scorpion Releasing will be putting it out on Blu-ray August 13th so I can find out what I’ve been missing.

Synopsis:

Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are booked for a holiday parade fair Jennifer is covering. But unknown to the women, some unseen "thing" has been living in the basement of the house for over
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Amanda Bynes Denies Drug Use In Bizarre New Tweets

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Amanda’s at it again! This time, the former Nickelodeon star is using her Twitter account to lash out at media outlets who claim that she’s smoking pot. Read on for more details!

Amanda Bynes is angry that media outlets have been posting unflattering pictures of her and insinuating that she uses drugs. In a series of bizarre tweets, the actress is demanding that these outlets use different photos and refrain from saying that she smokes pot!

Did Amanda Bynes Smoke Pot In A Bathroom?

In one tweet, Amanda wrote:

“@HuffingtonPost Choose a better photo or remove the story because I don’t smoke in the bathroom. I also don’t smoke pot I smoke tabacco! There are always tons of photos to choose, you pick the worst one! Read my twitter! Please don’t make the same mistake you saw someone else just make! Tweet your contact information
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Amanda Bynes Appears ‘Psychotic’ In Twitter Video, Says Psychiatrist

Amanda took to Twitter on April 15 to post a bizarre video of herself getting ready and making strange faces. A top psychiatrist tells HollywoodLife.com that Amanda appears to possibly be suffering from Bipolar disorder.

Amanda Bynes‘ behavior keeps getting increasingly strange. The 27-year-old’s video, is the latest in a series of odd tweets from the former actress. Amanda posted a video of herself on April 15 getting ready in a bathroom and it has many people worried about her.

Amanda Bynes Appears Psychotic Says Psychiatrist

Dr. Carole Lieberman, who has never met Amanda, says that this video is incredibly disturbing because it shows Amanda talking to herself.

“This video is very suggestive of someone who is psychotic,” Dr. Lieberman M.D., psychiatrist and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets says. “Amanda seems to be making faces at, and talking to,
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The Hoarder Next Door; How Royal Illness Changed History – TV review

Strange behaviour, from all walks of life, dominated the schedules last night

The Hoarder Next Door on 4oD

• How Royal Illness Changed History on iPlayer

'There are over one million people living in clutter ... pushing people to breaking point." As I'd have to count myself as one of those one million – my various collections of books, football programmes, ticket stubs, banquet menus, Panini stickers and stamps are completely misunderstood by my family – the opening voiceover of the new series of The Hoarder Next Door (Channel 4) grabbed my attention. Thereafter it wavered somewhat.

There's clutter and there's clutter, and this being a Channel 4 documentary, the definition of clutter was stretched to mean having the inside of two large houses turned into avalanche hazards. If there's more than a million people living like this, we could sort out the country's debt problems by flogging everything on eBay. It wasn't entirely clear how Alison,
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Selena Gomez Not Impressed By Justin Bieber’s Weird Behavior

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Selena is so over Justin. A source close to the singer tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Selena wants a man in her life, not a boy.

Justin Bieber has certainly had a tough week in London. He had the “worst birthday,” fainted, was hospitalized, showed up late to concerts and lashed out at the paparazzi. To make matters worse, his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez is laughing at his expense and filming diss dance videos with her girlfriends!

A source close to Selena, 20, tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “Selena has kept an eye on Justin in the news and just laughed and laughed. She doesn’t give a s**t anymore. Justin is crazy and she doesn’t want to be his mom anymore. She feels so free and loves hanging out with her girlfriends. He’s weird and she doesn’t find his behavior hot or anything. She just wants a man
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TV Review: Breaking Bad 5.6, “Buyout”

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

After last week’s episode ended with an innocent kid being shot, I assumed that the aftermath in “Buyout” would add another tally to the body count. However, as is typical with the show, I was dead wrong. Instead, “Buyout” is a fairly logical continuation of last week’s events. People talk out their problems instead of doing something rash. Everything that happened in this episode made sense.

Todd doesn’t think he did anything wrong, and in a way he is right. The kid could have caused them to get caught (not very likely, but still) and Todd had been told multiple times by both Walt and Jesse that there could be no witnesses. Jesse wants Todd out. Thankfully he doesn’t go through another catatonic faze like he did last season, but he still feels incredibly beat down. Dead kids are like Jesse’s kryptonite,
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