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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Natassia Malthe

Natassia Malthe is a Norwegian model and actress who was born in Oslo on January 19, 1974. She began her television career in 1996 when she appeared in an episode of the television series ‘Viper’. Her film debut was in the 1998 science-fiction horror movie ‘Disturbing Behavior’ in which she played Mary Jo Copeland. She has gone on to appear in many television series and films. She is probably best-known for her roles in ‘Lake Placid’, ‘Elektra’, and ‘This Means War’. She has recently hit the headlines when she joined the group of women who have made claims of sexual

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Natassia Malthe
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How Patton Oswalt Found Love with Meredith Salenger After His First Wife's Sudden Death

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How Patton Oswalt Found Love with Meredith Salenger After His First Wife's Sudden Death
Patton Oswalt has found love again after heartbreak.

On Saturday, the 48-year-old actor and comedian wed Meredith Salenger. The nuptials came over a year and a half after Oswalt’s first wife, Michelle McNamara, died unexpectedly in her sleep.

Here’s a look back at how Oswalt’s life has changed since last April.

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A tragic loss

Oswalt wed crime writer McNamara in 2005, and the two welcomed a daughter, Alice Rigney, in 2009.

On April 21, 2016, McNamara died
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Blu-ray Review: Warlock Collection [Vestron Video Collector’s Series]

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Horror was in a weird place in the early 1990s. Most of the big franchises of the ’80s had more or less run their course, and in their place were a handful of new “icons” that would be turned into franchises whether it was warranted or not: the Child’s Play movies continued to be a growing concern, as did Candyman and Hellraiser and Leprechaun. One attempt to launch a new franchise that never quite took was 1991’s Warlock, which inspired two sequels of varying quality before calling it quits. All three films are now gathered together on Blu-ray for the first time as part of the Warlock Collection, the latest in the Vestron Video Collector’s Series from Lionsgate.

The original Warlock is genuinely something special—maybe not a new classic, but certainly a really good version of what it is. It’s a film with an impressive
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Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger Speak Out Against ‘Bitter Grub Worms’ Who Criticized Engagement

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Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger Speak Out Against ‘Bitter Grub Worms’ Who Criticized Engagement
Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger are speaking out about their engagement.

The couple has been enduring some harsh criticism from a few social media users after they announced their engagement last week — and they are now speaking out against the criticisms that they are getting engaged too close to the death of Oswalt’s wife, Michelle McNamera.

In a recent Facebook post, Oswalt referred to his critics as “bitter grub worms” with “their much-needed opinions.” He also thanked blogger Erica Roman for writing a post that defended the couple’s decision to get married 15 months after Oswalt’s wife passed away.
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Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger Are Engaged!

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Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger Are Engaged!
Patton Oswalt is engaged!

A source confirms to People that the comedian and actress Meredith Salenger are headed down the aisle.

Oswalt, 48, and Salenger, 47, went public with their budding romance last month at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Baby Driver.

The couple’s happy news comes just 15 months after Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara died unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016, leaving the comedian to care for their 8-year-old daughter, Alice Rigney.

Oswalt has been open and honest about the grief he’s experienced since, but judging by the happy posts on both his and Salenger’s Twitter and Instagram feeds,
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Patton Oswalt and New Girlfriend Meredith Salenger Cozy Up at Disneyland After Making Public Debut

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Patton Oswalt and New Girlfriend Meredith Salenger Cozy Up at Disneyland After Making Public Debut
Patton Oswalt has reached “Dorky Disney T-shirt Relationship Level” with new girlfriend Meredith Salenger.

The 48-year-old comedian, whose wife Michelle McNamara died unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016 and left him alone to care for their 8-year-old daughter Alice Rigney, headed to Disneyland with Salenger on Sunday. She shared photos of the fun date on social media, showing that the couple wore corresponding blue T-shirts featuring the vintage cartoon edition of Mickey Mouse.

“Post Splash Mountain soak!” Salenger — a 47-year-old Harvard-educated actress with credits in a bevy of TV and films including Lake Placid, Hollywood Heights, and voiceover work for
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Is Patton Oswalt Dating Again? Comedian Takes Actress to Film Premiere 14 Months After His Wife’s Death

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Is Patton Oswalt Dating Again? Comedian Takes Actress to Film Premiere 14 Months After His Wife’s Death
Patton Oswalt has been frank about the raw grief he has experienced following the death of his wife Michelle McNamara, who passed away unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016.

Now, 14 months later, he may be starting to move on. On Wednesday, the 48-year-old comedian stepped out for the premiere of new movie Baby Driver with a very special guest by his side: actress Meredith Salenger.

The pair held hands while posing for the cameras — he dressed in a blue shirt and navy suit and she in a black top, leather jacket, and floral skirt.

Salenger — a 47-year-old Harvard-educated actress with
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Contest: Win The Serpent And The Rainbow Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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Today, Scream Factory releases Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray copy of The Serpent and the Rainbow.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Serpent and the Rainbow Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 29th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) directs this terrifying story of one man’s nightmarish journey into the blood-curdling, deadly world of voodoo.

A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman,
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February 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include American Horror Project: Vol. 1, The Serpent And The Rainbow

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February’s home entertainment releases are ending on a high note, so genre fans should get their wallets ready in anticipation of all the great horror and sci-fi titles coming our way on the 23rd. Scream Factory has several fantastic releases planned for this Tuesday, including the highly anticipated Blu-ray for Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow as well as double features of The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

Candyman director Bernard Rose’s latest endeavor—the modern interpretation of the classic Frankenstein tale—hits Blu and DVD this week, and the cult classic Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things is getting an HD overhaul this Tuesday as well.

Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases on February 23rd include The Bees, Bigfoot Vs. Zombies, Moonwalkers, Demonoid, American Horror Project: Volume One and Upsidedown Cross.

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (Vci Entertainment,
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The Serpent And The Rainbow Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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Next Tuesday, Scream Factory will bring viewers to the “forbidden world between life and death” with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the late Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow. To give fans an idea of what to expect from the special release, we have high-definition clips and a trailer from the anticipated Blu-ray.

Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) directs this terrifying story of one man’s nightmarish journey into the blood-curdling, deadly world of voodoo.

A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day) is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses.

Based on the true-to-life experiences of Wade Davis, starring Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), Zakes Mokae (Dust Devil,
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Wes Craven’s The Serpent And The Rainbow Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

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For quite some time now, the folks at Scream Factory have been hard at work on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the late, great Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow. Today, they have rewarded fans' patience by revealing the release's official list of special features, and they are well worth the wait.

In addition to a fresh HD transfer taken from The Serpent and the Rainbow's original inter-positive, this Collector's Edition Blu-ray also includes a new commentary with lead actor Bill Pullman and a "making of" featurette with an impressive number of interviews. Scream Factory will release this special Blu-ray on February 23rd:

Press Release: Loyal fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The People Under the Stairs, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terrifying story of one man's nightmarish journey into the eerie and deadly world of voodoo from the 1988 horror cult classic The Serpent And The Rainbow,
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Blu-ray Release Dates for The Serpent And The Rainbow and The Guardian

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With Halloween right around the corner, the folks at Scream Factory already have their sights set on the new year with January Blu-ray release dates set for Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow, William Friedkin's The Guardian, and more.

Scream Factory will release The Serpent and the Rainbow Collector's Edition Blu-ray (originally scheduled to come out this past summer) on January 26th. The company has also slated The Guardian Blu-ray for a January 19th debut and set a January 26th release date for the James Spader-starring Jack's Back Blu-ray / DVD.

Also coming out on Blu-ray in January from the diligent distributor is 1989's Sonny Boy (January 26th) and a double feature of The House Where Evil Dwells and Ghost Warrior (January 5th).

Due out next spring is the Blu-ray debut of 2000's Cherry Falls. Official details and a look at the
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David E. Kelley to Adapt Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

David E. Kelly, best known as creator of Boston Legal and Ally McBeal, but who also penned horror-comedy fav Lake Placid, will adapt Stephen King’s 2014 novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited television series for Temple Hill Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment. To be directed by Jack Bender (Lost), Mr. Mercedes concerns a man who kills…

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The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scream Factory Part 4

Welcome back to The Stack. We are finishing up our look at Scream Factory 2014 releases in yet another episode of what has been a mammoth gift giving guide. Lake Placid (1999) is one of those films that reminds me of Lewis Teague's 1980 film Alligator which was written by none other than John Sayles. I like Teagues film better and would sure like to see Scream Factory release an Se of it. But Lake Placid is awfully fun and has an amazing cast featuring Betty White, Oliver Platt, Bill Pullman, and Bridget Fonda. The alligator effects have stood the test of time pretty well too. This slipcased blu-ray has a ton of special features. Finally hitting blu-ray is Ginger Snaps (2000) a movie that really...

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60 Years of Godzilla: A History and Critique of the Greatest Monster Movie Series in Cinema

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**Massive spoilers for every Godzilla movie, with the exception of the 2014 reboot, and Mothra follow**

August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and
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Take A Dip In "Lake Placid"

Stop throwing heads at me!

Finally, after fifteen years of waiting, the Hollywood elites have come to their senses and released a collector's edition of Lake Placid (1999). Written by television's leading light in middle-brown comedy-dramas of the legal variety, David E. Kelley, and directed by that guy who directed other things you might vaguely remember, Steve Miner, this is the crocodile movie we know (possibly) and chuckle through. They scoured the world to bring you the features you'd expect from a collector's edition and more...or at least what was available. So come, come to Maine--not New York--and enjoy the untrembled waters of Black Lake, its charming vistas and campgrounds. But watch your head.

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Review: Lake Placid (Blu-ray)

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Scream Factory is having one helluva summer with a cavalcade of high-definition genre goodies coming our way practically each and every week now. One of their recent titles, Steve Miner’s underrated creature feature comedy Lake Placid, recently arrived on Blu-ray and once again, Scream outdoes themselves with another stellar presentation that is a must-own for horror fans out there.

For those who may be unfamiliar with Miner’s killer croc tale, Lake Placid kicks off with Twinkie-loving Sheriff Hank Keough (Brendan Gleeson) and a Fish and Game officer out on the peaceful waters of Black Lake in Maine when they’re suddenly attacked by an oversized creature. This prompts the area’s Fish and Game Warden (Bill Pullman) to bring in paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda) to determine what kind of underwater beast they’re dealing with. From there, things go from bad to worse once the beast gets more and more aggressive,
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Stan Winston Week: A Letter from Matt Winston & Details on the Stan Winston School of Character Arts

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Even though we lost the legendary Stan Winston over six years ago now, his legacy and passion for the visual arts still lives on through the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, which provides educational resources and tools for aspiring make-up effects artists everywhere.

Stan’s son, Matt Winston, practically grew up in Stan Winston Studios and continues to preserve the vision his father had for the industry and for the incredible work that special effects artists do each and every day. As we wrap up Daily Dead’s first-ever Stan Winston Week celebration, I thought there couldn’t be a better person to discuss how Stan’s vision continues to live on through educating aspiring f/x technicians and artists than Matt, who graciously provided us with a wonderful letter for Daily Dead readers and those interested in the Stan Winston School of Character Arts:

“Whenever anyone asked dad to name his favorite creation,
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Stan Winston Week: Celebrating Stan Winston’s Legacy with Steve Miner, Howard Berger and Tom Woodruff Jr.

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When I first started working on the Stan Winston Week series, the only real hopes I had were that I would be able to get a few cool interviews with some hugely talented folks for our readers to enjoy and put together a series that was worthy of Winston and his legendary talent and vision. What I didn’t expect was that, throughout the interview process, I’d be privy to so many incredibly touching and personal stories about Winston and how even the littlest things that he did in his career ended up having a huge impact on the special effects industry.

For award-winning special effects artist Howard Berger, the influence Stan would have over his life and career, began at a very early age. “I first met Stan when I was 12-years-old. I was living up in Northridge at the time and I was only about three miles
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Stan Winston Week: A Look Back at Aliens with Tom Woodruff Jr., Howard Berger & Exclusive Photo Gallery

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A little over seven years after the release of Ridley Scott’s Alien arrived in theaters, James Cameron brought out the big guns (literally) with his action-oriented sequel Aliens, which dominated over the summer of 1986 as it held the number one spot on the box office charts for four weeks straight.

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn, Jenette Goldstein, Mark Rolston, and William Hope, Aliens follows Ellen Ripley, the sole (human) survivor of the events of Scott’s original film, and a rag-tag crew of Colonial Marines back to the planet Lv-426 where Ripley and her crew first encountered the deadly alien species after a terraforming colony located there mysteriously goes dark.

The complete antithesis of Scott’s Alien, Cameron’s sequel was a raucous action/sci-fi mash-up that took everything that made the original movie so great and then kicked it up
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