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Event Report: Warner Bros. Studio Tour’s “Horror Made Here” Halloween Celebration is an Exciting Mix of Small-Town Fun and Hollywood Scares

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Last year, this writer had the opportunity to attend Warner Bros. Studios’ first iteration of their “Horror Made Here” Halloween-themed celebration that took attendees all over the WB lot for a multi-media experience. For this year, though, they really upped the fun factor by streamlining the event, and embracing all these amazing properties that have done so well for both WB as well as New Line Cinema. There were Freddy Kruegers running amok, Valak was coming out of the walls, and even a few Gremlins showed up in the shadows to boot.

All in all, “Horror Made Here” was an absolutely sublime time, especially as a genre fan who grew up on so many of these properties, and I really enjoyed how WB successfully managed to bring together this small-town feel with some big-time horror icons, and if you’re in the Los Angeles area over the next few weekends,
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Screamfest 2017’s Special Screenings Include Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse and Tom Holland’s Child’S Play

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Every October, horror fans in Los Angeles celebrate the Halloween season with diverse scares on the big screen at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, and this year, in addition to a slate of exciting new films, the festival will honor the late, great Tobe Hooper with a special screening of The Funhouse, and Child's Play fans can also look forward to a screening of the first Chucky movie followed by a Q&A with director Tom Holland.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – September 26, 2017 – Screamfest Horror Film Festival, America’s largest, and longest running horror movie festival, announces its 2017 official schedule and the second wave of its festival line up. The fest will run from Oct. 10 - 19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Over its seventeen-year run, the female-run festival has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences.
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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, Two Sentence Horror Stories, London Horror Festival 2017

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Masterfully Macabre Entertainment announced the Us premiere of To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Continue reading for more details on its debut at ScareFest 2017. Also in today's Highlights: a sneak peek at Two Sentence Horror Stories and the lineup at this year's London Horror Festival.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Us Premiere Details: Press Release: “Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“Mme”) announced today that their highly anticipated documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is having its Us Premiere as the headliner at the ScareFest convention launch party on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at The Grand Reserve Event Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Launch party events begin at 4:30 pm, with the film introduction at 8:00 pm, and the film's premiere screening at 8:30 pm. The film's star subject, Kane Hodder, Director Derek Dennis Herbert, and Producer Andrew Barcello will attend the premiere
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Poster and trailer for documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

Ahead of its FrightFest premiere later this month, Masterfully Macabre Entertainment has released a poster and trailer for the documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, which explores the life of horror legend Kane Hodder, known for his roles in the likes of Friday the 13th and Hatchet. Check them out here…

Kane Hodder proudly boasts that he has “murdered more people on film than any actor in history,” a fact only further amplified in the trailer by a brutal montage of some of his most infamous kills. Horror veterans Adam Green (Hatchet) and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) describe how Kane’s iconic size and movement helped create his legendary performance as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films. Bruce Campbell (Ash Vs. Evil Dead) turns the common perception of villains on its head by revealing, “most of the people that I’ve met who play heroes are assholes,
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That ‘Elvira: Mistress of the Dark’ Blu-ray Has Been Cancelled

That ‘Elvira: Mistress of the Dark’ Blu-ray Has Been Cancelled
We told you earlier this year that Cinespectral Films was bringing the 1988 movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark to Blu-ray for the very first time, with the limited edition 3-disc Mediabook set originally set for release in April. Of course, it never came out. And now we’ve got a bummer of an update. We’ve […]
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‘Elvira’ Blu-Ray from Cinespectral Films is Cancelled

While there has been no official statement about this release , some serious doubts have come up regarding Cinespectral FIlms’ Blu-Ray release of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and whether it will ever hit the consumer’s hands. We were the first ones to publish the news last October and feel it necessary to bring the recent developments to the attention of our readers.

Cinespectral had announced some delays with the manufacturing of the mediabook earlier this year due to failing some quality checks. Keep in mind, this release was only coming out via mediabook, with three different variants. Blu-Ray.com forums started becoming very active. Some users requested pictures of the release and they were provided. However, Cinespectral announced that a statement would be made on Monday, July 31st. No update was made via their Facebook on Monday and Elvira fans started getting worried. Many started filing claims to PayPal requesting a refund.
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Elvira Takes on the Living Dead in Trailer for New Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Dlc

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The Queen of Halloween is locked, loaded, and ready to take on the living dead with her trademark humor and upbeat spirit in the trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, which includes the new zombies map Attack of the Radioactive Thing!

Press Release: June 29, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third Dlc Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 6, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow.

“Our team couldn
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Elvira to Appear in New Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Dlc Zombies Map

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A years-long tradition in many gamers' households, the Call of Duty zombies map is oftentimes just as anticipated as the main game itself, and the latest version will be no exception, especially for horror fans who adore the Queen of Halloween.

Absolution, the third Dlc map pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, will include the zombies map Attack of the Radioactive Thing! Modeled like a ’50s horror movie, the zombies map will include Cassandra Peterson as Elvira, who will act as a guide for gamers, offering hints on how to survive with her trademark humor.

Although images of Elvira within the game have yet to be revealed, you can view screenshots from Absolution below, as well as the official press release with full details:

Press Release: June 29, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third Dlc Map Pack for 2016’s No.
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Horror Highlights: To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story, The Recall, Graves, Wizard World Horror Fest

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Many know him as Jason Voorhees, but you can get to know the real Kane Hodder behind the mask in the upcoming documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Also in today's Horror Highlights is the trailer for the Wesley Snipes-starring The Recall, a new episode of the fun and frightening series Graves, and details on the Wizard World Horror Fest.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Update: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA May 9, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“Mme”) announced today that they have put the final touches on their latest documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. This in-depth biographical documentary on horror icon, Kane Hodder, features interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story has been submitted to
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To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story completes production ahead of festival run

Masterfully Macabre Entertainment have announced today that they have put the final touches on their latest documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, an in-depth look at the horror icon, which includes interviews with genre favourites such as Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).

To Hell and Back is a harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.
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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 3: Get Out & Horror Brackets!

In this episode: Mike, Jeremy, Joseph and Andy talk about Cinespectral Films’ release of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark on Blu-Ray, WellGoUSA’s Phantasm Collection on Blu-Ray, Amazon Prime pulling genre films due to excessive nudity and violence and a in-depth conversation about Get Out. Also, Mike introduces a “game” in the spirit of March Madness to pit horror movies against each other in a bracket format.

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Show Notes:

00:03:00 – What We’ve Been Watching

00:38:38 – Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark Blu-Ray (Read about our breaking news about this back in October 2016)

00:47:26 – WellGoUSA’s Phantasm Box Set

00:51:08 – Is Amazon censoring films?

00:58:15 – Discussion about Get Out / Here’s a link to the St. Louis event.

01:21:00 – Untitled Horror Movie Bracket

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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 1 – Black Friday Deals, TV Blu-rays & More!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and welcome to Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 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.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, DC Entertainment, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print (see below) that all of our giveaway winners will receive with our awesome prize packs that feature a collection of items including movies, graphic novels, and much more.

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Elvira Mistress of the Dark and Hell Comes to Frogtown Coming to Blu-ray

Now this is interesting… German company Cinespectral Films will be releasing 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Hell Comes to Frogtown onto Blu-ray and we have some details for you… sort of. The news comes via Destroy the Brain… Continue Reading →

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1988’s ‘Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark’ Plans to Hit Blu-Ray This December!

[Editor’s Note: We have updated this post by the request of Cinespectral Films. We have removed the direct quotes that are out of context if you are not reading the posts in the Blu-Ray.com Forums. We will continue to update this post as more news comes out since the days initially given have passed. We also would like to mention this was news that was stumbled upon and not given to us via an official press release.]

Happy Halloween, fiends! Here’s a tasty morsel that you won’t find anywhere else (right now). We had to dig deep, like waaaaay past 6 feet below the surface for this one. 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark will be hitting Blu-Ray on December 1st, 2016!! Like many others, I love this film quite a bit. I grew up with it watching it on VHS and on television when it aired so to finally see this in high-definition! Below is the trailer that we found and at the end of it, you can see the date.

Digging into this release more, the company putting this out is a German company called Cinespectral Films. According to a representative, the pre-order will probably happen tomorrow, November 1st is still to be announced. That should give you enough time to get ready and order it on their site. This is something that they
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Event Report: Daily Dead Attends Preview Night of Warner Bros.’ “Horror Made Here” Studio Tour

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As a huge fan of cinema history, especially when it comes to our beloved genre, I was especially thrilled to attend the recent preview night of Warner Bros.’ new horror-themed evening tour, “Horror Made Here: A Halloween Screening and Twilight Tour,” which runs at the studio’s iconic lot in Burbank, California on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th.

“Horror Made Here” attendees will get a special look at various shooting locations at the Warner Bros. lot during a guided tour, including where Elvira was almost burned at the stake for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (which was also a location used in The Monster Squad), the church where Sam Emerson and The Frog Brothers loaded up on holy water in The Lost Boys, the Chinatown set from Joe Dante’s Gremlins, and more.

During the tour, guests will also get to check out several “haunted” locations and will
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Comic-Con 2016 Interview: Cassandra Peterson on Her New Book, Her Legacy in Horror, and 35 Years of Elvira

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Over this past weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, this writer had the opportunity to speak with none other than Cassandra Peterson, the beloved actress and performer who is forever engrained in the pop culture lexicon as the horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Growing up, Elvira’s weekly show, Movie Macabre, was a huge part of my childhood and horror education, which made our conversation a career highlight and a truly unforgettable experience for me, both personally and professionally.

During our chat, Peterson discussed her influential career over the last 35 years, including her latest project, the Elvira: Mistress of the Dark photo book that hits shelves this October. She also talked about being a female horror icon during the 1980s, her favorite and least favorite movies she celebrated on Movie Macabre, and more.

Really great to speak with you today, Cassandra. What’s really cool about your career
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Comic-Con 2016: Elvira to Celebrate Her Upcoming Photo Book with Autograph Signing

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Elvira, Cassandra Peterson’s iconic character, will celebrate her 35th anniversary this fall with a new retrospective photo book from Tweeterhead, and to celebrate, the Mistress of the Dark is heading to San Diego Comic-Con to sign autographs this Saturday:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA — Actress/Writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local La television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The book is filled with over 300 photographs, many never-before-seen, and commentary by Ms. Peterson. It is published by Tweeterhead and will be released on October 5, 2016. The book is currently available for pre-order and can be purchased on www.
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New Book to Celebrate 35 Years of Elvira with More than 350 Photos

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For many viewers, Cassandra Peterson portrayal of Elvira is synonymous with horror, as the Mistress of the Dark’s brilliant comedic commentary has entertained and enlightened fans of the genre for decades. It’s fitting, then, that the actress has teamed up with Tweeterhead to release a new photographic retrospective book this fall to celebrate her iconic character’s 35th anniversary.

Recently announced on Twitter by Elvira, the new retrospective book is scheduled to come out this October, with pre-orders beginning on June 15th. Packed with more than 350 images (many of which have never been revealed to the public), the Elvira: Mistress of the Dark book will celebrate the Queen of Halloween’s 35th anniversary in style, and it is sure to make it on many horror fans’ Halloween wish lists.

Priced at $44.95 for a regular edition and $89.95 for a signed copy, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark will contain 240 pages within its 10″ by 13″ hardcover frame.
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CONtv Digital Network Lineup Includes ‘Fight of the Living Dead’ Original Series, The Evil Dead, Hellraiser & More

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Back in August, we reported that Fight of the Living Dead, an original competition series in which YouTube stars try to survive a simulated zombie apocalypse, would air on CONtv, a streaming network from Cinedigm and Wizard World that launches early next year, and now a long list of movie / TV titles that will air on the network has been revealed, including The Evil Dead, Hellraiser, and Re-Animator.

Press Release – “(Los Angeles, CA) December 11, 2014 – CONtv today announced an expansive portfolio of acquired film and television content that will be available on the new digital network. Launching in early 2015, the direct-to-consumer digital service geared specifically for fans in the Comic Con community, will also include the previously announced original program “Fight of the Living Dead,” a horror-competition series from Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV and Revolver Picture Company. CONtv plans to announce additional programming initiatives, original series and talent partnerships in the coming weeks.
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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark getting new Hulu series

The Mistress of the Dark is making her triumphant return this Halloween, and she’s doing so in style via a new exclusive Hulu series. According to Shock Till You Drop, Cassandra Peterson will return to the role of Elvira, 1980s horror icon, in a new 13 Nights of Elvira miniseries beginning on October 19th…

Each night, Elvira will do what she does best and present various low-budget horror flicks to tear down with her quick wit. Some of the films she’ll be tearing down are Evil Bong, Seed People, Shrunken Heads, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death and, on Halloween night, the beloved George A. Romero zombie flick Night of the Living Dead.

Tell us, will you be tuning in to 13 Nights of Elvira? Let us know in the comments below.

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