Universal’s Classic Monsters by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

Ahead of the impending All Hallows' Eve, we take a look at French artist Nicolas Delort's renditions on the very icons of Halloween themselves, the Universal's Classic Monsters, courtesy of Dark Hall Mansion.
Universal’s Classic Monsters by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Final Trailer

"It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi. They're real." A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Force Awakens! Bid farewell to your mundane, functional life as Disney and Lucasfilm unleashed the third and final trailer of J. J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII during the halftime break of Monday Night Football.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Final Trailer

Suicide Squad: New Images

Say you want some new shots of Jared Leto's upcoming incarnation of The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad? Courtesy of the latest issue of Empire Magazine, you will get that and more. Taskforce X Assemble!
Suicide Squad: New Images

Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子): First Look - Undead Monday

What started out as an April's Fool joke is now an absurd horror film reality. Move away, Freddy vs. Jason. Brace yourself for Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子) as the two most deadly spirits that redefined J-Horror face off.
Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子): First Look - Undead Monday

R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

Hot on the heels of Mark Hamill's nefarious and downright realistic take on Donald Trump's tweet, we now have the Presidential Elect's most infamous tweets further glorified to iconic status courtesy of artist R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump.
R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

Star Wars Portrait Series by Mike Mitchell & Mondo

FA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Los Angeles-based artist Mike Mitchell collide with the world's largest franchise at the Mondo Gallery.
Star Wars Portrait Series by Mike Mitchell & Mondo

Darth Vader & 501st Legion vs. Aliens

With Spanish artist Guillem H. Pongiluppi's 501st Legion: Vader's Fist VS Space Cockroaches, we witness an astonishingly awesome illustration pitting the two of the most deadly scourges of any galaxy into the mother of all hellish war.
Darth Vader & 501st Legion vs. Aliens

This Halloween... Laurent Durieux’s Universal Monster

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This Halloween... Relish in classic horror courtesy of artist Laurent Furieux's take on the classic monsters from Mondo Gallery's Universal Monsters Show. 


A very Happy Halloween greetings from The Daily Zombies. 

We all know that earlier this month, Mondothe Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, put up one of their biggest and baddest Gallery exhibition with the Universal Monster Show. Now, just in time for All Hallow's Eve, Mondo has released the awesome five-poster set featuring the classic monsters by artist Laurent Furieus.

Courtesy of Collider, hit the jump to check out all five of the awesome prints conjured by Furieus.

Creature From The Black Lagoon by Laurent Durieux 
24x36” 
$50 regular edition of 475 



Dracula by Laurent Durieux 
24x36” 
$50 regular edition of 350 




Frankenstein by Laurent Durieux 
21x36” (this is the only non-24x36” piece in this set) 
$50 regular edition of 375 




The Mummy by Laurent Durieux 
24x36” 
$50 regular edition of 400




The Wolfman by Laurent Durieux 
24x36” 
$50 regular edition of 380 




Disney Acquires Lucasfilm and Announces Star Wars Episode VII in 2015!

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As Hurricane Sandy continues its destructive path across the East Coast of the United States on this eventful Halloween, Disney and George Lucas have dropped an unexpected announcement that has sent a shock-wave across the entire entertainment industry: Disney has successfully acquired Lucasfilm and announces a new trilogy kicking off in 2015! 




Every once in a while, there are some news that we come across and are frankly at a loss in dealing with it. Back in our first official article on The Daily Zombies dated September 1, 2009, we experienced an astounding announcement when Disney acquired Marvel. While the news today is somewhat similar in nature, the stunning impact of the announcement has sent a shock-wave across the entertainment industry and every single fanboys out there: Disney has successfully acquired Lucasfilm and announces Star Wars Episode VII in 2015, followed by Episodes VIII and IX every other year! Yes, mark your calendar. If we survives 2012, 2015 will see the releases of Joss Whedon's The Avengers 2, Warner Bros.'s Justice League, and the return of one of the most popular franchises of all time!

Acquired for $4.05 billion, the deal also covered Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound as well as the Indiana Jones franchise, which will however be left alone for now thanks to legal complications with distributor Paramount. Speaking of distribution rights, 20th Century Fox will continue to push forth the 3D releases of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith next year as they still own all theatrical, non-theatrical and home video rights to every Star Wars films through May 2020 except Star Wars: A New Hope, of which their ownership is permanent, according to THR.

With this deal, Lucas will officially bow out as the head honcho directing the fan-favourite franchise and will instead be onboard as a "creative consultant" for the new films, handing over the throne to long-time collaborator Kathleen Kennedy, who will also be serving as the executive producer on the new trilogy. Apart from the new film, Disney will also be expanding Star Wars into television on their networks.

In the below video clips, Lucas and Kennedy discussed over the future of the franchise while Disney CEO Bob Iger addresses the acquisition.



Here's the full press release by Disney:

Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.” 

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and “evergreen” Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations. 

Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney’s global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands, and strengthens the long-standing beneficial relationship between them that already includes successful integration of Star Wars content into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo.

Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm’s legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Wars feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world’s top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.

The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney’s very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel, which demonstrated the company’s unique ability to fully develop and expand the financial potential of high quality creative content with compelling characters and storytelling through the application of innovative technology and multiplatform distribution on a truly global basis to create maximum value. Adding Lucasfilm to Disney’s portfolio of world class brands significantly enhances the company’s ability to serve consumers with a broad variety of the world’s highest-quality content and to create additional long-term value for our shareholders. 

The Boards of Directors of Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, and other customary closing conditions. The agreement has been approved by the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm.

As clichéd as it sounds, only time will tell if this bodes well for the franchise. We are definitely cautious on this given how the prequel trilogy chopped up the collective hearts of the fans. In addition, the money-grabbing nature of Disney to seize the earliest opportunity to cash out their billions might also mean not enough time for proper planning for the new trilogy.

Undead fingers crossed on this one.


This Halloween... Behold Bruce Timm's Hammer Horror

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This Halloween... Feast upon renowned animator Bruce Timm's awesome take on the classic monsters from Hammer. 


Just in time for this All Hallow's Eve, we have stumbled upon this piece of awesome art that is perfectly apt for the festival. Most interesting of all, it was conjured by Bruce Timm, the mind behind the critically acclaimed iconic animated series set in the DC Universe.

Hit the jump to check out the image.

The Wolverine: Live Chat Clip & New Poster

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We take a closer look at 20th Century Fox's The Wolverine as The Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold sit down for a live Q&A session while unveiling the first (and curiously cool) poster for the film. 


We have last seen Hugh Jackman's new and improved Wolverine look (knowingly disregarding the time we saw him breaking out in Gangnam style) with our official First Look courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Earlier last week, director James Mangold spoke to Empire and made the unexpected announcement that the film that is set in the early days of Logan's life will instead be a sequel to all the X-Men films instead of serving as a prequel to the original X-Men trilogy (and a sequel to the abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Talk about convolution. The cinematic adaptations of the merry mutants of Marvel have finally caught up to its source materials in terms of continuity disaster):

"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all,” reveals Mangold. “Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him.

That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline,” says Mangold. “I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie."


So apparently, we will be treated to a great deal of flashbacks to Logan's early days in good ol' Japan in this one. Here's the official image released by Empire with Logan breaking out his bone claws.



Earlier this week,  Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold got together for an extended Q&A session to answer questions from the fans. Hit the jump to check out the entire clip and head back for some selected soundbytes as well as the first poster for the film.


Thanks to Collider, here are some of the key takeaways from the transcript of the clip:

Q: Where does this story fit into the X-Men timeline? 

James Mangold: This film situates itself after the three X-Men movies that exist and finds Logan at a point when the X-Men are gone, Jean Grey is gone, a lot of the ties he had to the world are gone. It was very important to me, I wanted to place this movie in a story where Hugh and I could allow it to create its own world. Not having to answer to another movie or hand-off to another movie, that we could kind of do what we wanted to do and take him where we were going to take him. I also think it’s a really interesting place to find Logan, which is at this moment when almost every intimate connection he’s had to the world is destroyed or broken. 

Hugh Jackman: He’s definitely at his lowest point at the beginning of this movie. You’ll see him more vulnerable than you’ve ever seen him before. So it’s a fantastic place to start and having Jim there has been amazing. We worked together before on Kate & Leopold, but he pushes me, probably like no one else does. It’s been good. Mangold: We have a lot of fun. For me, making a lot of dramas…on one side it’s a different sort of challenge, and on the other, it’s not a challenge at all, meaning that my goal is to try and bring the realism and acting you might find in a straight drama with the intentions and conflict, where it doesn’t feel tongue-in-cheek, but rather committed and real.

Q: What new life does The Wolverine bring to the character?

Jackman: I never thought I’d be playing one character for this long, but I have to admit, from X-Men, my secret dream was to always shoot this particular arc of Logan’s story. From a very popular comic book arc, a samurai story set in Japan…Logan comes into it very much the tragic hero. As we’ve said, at the beginning of this movie, all the people that meant anything to him are gone. A lot of which he blames on himself. The movie’s called The Wolverine, and what Jim and I talked about, we really wanted this movie to actually, better than ever before, encapsulate that character. Forgetting all the others, whatever happens afterwards, this movie needed to be the one where you finish watching it and go, “Right. I got that character.” In every way: physically, emotionally, I had to go further. You have to see him lower, more desperate, more at stake than ever before.

Mangold: And more rage. I think the thing I want to see, for those who are fans of the comic, one of the aspects that is so huge for this character is his rage, anger. I think that for me, there was a lot of research and thinking about how to find that and tap into it, and also set up the story in a way…The Outlaw Josey Wales, was something I thought about a lot as I set out on this movie. It’s a phenomenal film in which Clint Eastwood watches his wife and children murdered in the first three minutes. The reason I kept thinking about it is because of how neatly and concisely the setup of that film set Clint off on a journey that was built on loss and rage, not just depression and disillusionment, but a quest for revenge. That aspect of darkness was something I felt was such an integral part of the Marvel legacy of this character. It’s easier to develop when a film is just about one character, rather than a team or a squad. You can really get inside Logan’s shoes.

Q: What sort of enemies does Wolverine face in this film?

Mangold: Yakuza, industrialists, politicians, women of varying degrees of “what are they? Who are they? Can I trust them?” It’s a labyrinth. I think that one of the things we’re trying to do in this picture, there’s an array…other mutants…there’s an array of people he will come in contact with, both good, bad and a question mark. I think part of the energy of the film…most superhero movies are eminently clear about who the “bad guy” is at the beginning and who the heroes have to battle to save this plot of land or group of people from the bad guys. This is a film where it is much more of a mystery or a labyrinth. Who can I trust? Where can I trust? It’s part of what makes it so interesting that Logan enters the story trusting no one, because he then has to come through this array of people he meets in Japan of good, bad and indifferent. 

Jackman: I don’t want this to sound cheesy, but I think also, himself. More than ever we’ve explored this war within himself, which is so endemic, which is why people love the character. In this movie, we explore his immortality, the burden of that. At the beginning of this movie, he’s finding it tough to find a reason to live. That essential battle goes with him throughout the movie and is one of the really important things. 

Mangold: When I got involved with the project, one of the huge things that was inspiring to me was this aspect of, if you place the story after the other X-Men films where he’s lost everything, and you’re faced with the theme of the weight for gods, which that’s what superheroes are in a way. The weight of forever. The heavy burden of living forever and what it means…The aspects of living forever and losing everyone you love, what is it like to live, essentially, forever? To keep trudging on, to keep rescuing humanity… 

Jackman: I remember our first conversation, actually, you said to me, “Enough with the, ‘I can’t remember what happened to me…what was my past? Who am I?’” We’ve explored it enough. It’s more like the future, how do I live with myself? How do I live with whatever knowledge I have and whatever’s happened. By this point, there is enough knowledge…I thought that was such a fresh perspective and more interesting for people to follow as a storyline.

Q: Which Wolverine comics are your personal favorites?

Mangold: I actually love this saga. When I was in this world of collecting, it was the one that landed, both from a visceral level…I loved the artwork, the Japanese aesthetic with the Wolverine aesthetic. I loved the aspect that it was character based. I loved the whole saga and the whole world, but it was a tremendous opportunity when this came up because it was always a series I really responded to.

Jackman: Same with me. It’s my favorite series on the Japanese samurai saga. But I also love Weapon X, he’s just classic. I love it. Still would love to see that scene where his hair grows back and the technicians are like, “Look at his hair. My God! It’s growing back!” That’s the one bit I still want to see.

And here's the first poster for the film.


Here’s the official synopsis for the film: 

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. 

The Wolverine is currently scheduled to be released on July 26, 2013.


Carrie: First Look - Undead Monday This Halloween...

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This Halloween... "If you have got a taste for horror, take Carrie to the Prom." Have your First Look at the upcoming third film adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie with Chloë Grace Moretz as the eponymous character. 



We have witnessed the unveiling of quite a number of rebooted Hollywood franchises in the past few month. From RoboCop, Evil Dead, to Carrie, they all share a similar trait: They are remakes nobody asked for. But does that fact make them any worse for wear?

With director Kimberly Peirce's film adaptation of one of Stephen King's most adapted novel, Carrie, we have Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore filling in the respective role of Carrie and Margaret White. While I am hard-pressed to imagine Chloë Grace Moretz surpassing Sissy Spacek's critically acclaimed performance that won her a nod from the Academy, we are expecting a stronger sense of sentimentality appropriate of the subject matter of bullying given Peirce's history with her earlier film, Boys Don't Cry, 

Earlier on this month at the New York Comic-Con, the first trailer of director Kimberly Peirce's film adaptation of one of Stephen King's most adapted novel, Carrie, premièred to generally positive reception. While the trailer was relatively brief, it gave fans a good look at how the city is left in ruins as an aftermath of the full onslaught of Carrie. What is significant here would be the fact that the film will be taking a depart from  Brian De Palma's landmark adaptation back in 1976. It is immediately apparent that the new take will be a closer adaptation of King's original novel with the city also in peril as opposed to just the High School in the critically acclaimed 1976 classic. Apart from that, we also overheard Julianne Moore crooning some of the creepy hymns that her character, Margaret White, sang to a younger Carrie in the novel.

With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the trailer.


Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here are some official images featuring the classic money shot of Carrie covered in blood as well as Julianne Moore in the role of the insane religious fanatic mother of Carrie.



Here's the first poster for the film featuring Moretz  in yet another bloody close-up shot.



Here’s the synopsis for the film: 

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. 

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Carrie is currently scheduled to be released on March 15, 2013.



This Halloween... Zombie Apocalypse: Laminate vs. Carpet

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This Halloween... Consider the type of flooring you would like to have carefully in the face of an upcoming Zombie Apocalypse thanks to the creative folks from Buy Floors.



Unable to settle down on the types of flooring to be used in your new house this Halloween? Laminate or Carpet? Here to aid you in your final decision,  the creative folks from Buy Floors have rolled out this cool infographic to evaluate the actual feasibility between both laminate and carpet within a backdrop of an ongoing zombie apocalypse.

Hit the jump to check out the over-sized poster.

Zombie Apocalypse - Laminate VS Carpet Zombie Apocalypse – Laminate VS Carpet infographic by BuyFloors

This Halloween... Wear The Nightmare Before Christmas T-Shirts

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This Halloween... Revisit Tim Burton's 1993 stop-motion epic film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, with these cool t-shirts from Threadless. 



While Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's second take at his legendary live-action short film that got the him fired by Disney back in 1984, failed to live up to its projected expectation, there is no doubt that it is one of the most stylistically compelling animation to be released this year, right beside ParaNorman, another stop-motion wonder from the talented folks from LAIKA, Inc. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that Burton has already transformed the art of stop-motion animating way back in 1993 with his seminal epic animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

This Halloween... Courtesy of the talented folks from Threadless. we revisit the visually stunning animated world of The Nightmare Before Christmas with these cool t-shirts inspired by the film. Hi the jump to check out a selection of some of the coolest designs.










Source: Threadless via Collider

A Good Day to Die Hard: New Trailer & First Poster

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"Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mother Russia." We take another look at the fifth instalment of the Die Hard film series with the release of the new trailer as well as the first poster for A Good Day to Die Hard. 




In their latest efforts to reassure us that next year's Valentine's Day will be A Good Day to Die Hard, 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer as well as the first poster of the upcoming fifth instalment of the film franchise that truly lives up to its namesake: Die Hard. 25 years after the original, Bruce Willis is back as the ultimate  wise-cracking action hero John McClane, and this time the crooks got to deal with not one but two McClane with John "Jack" McClane, Jr. (Jai Courtney) joining forces with daddy to take on some Russian terrorists.

We have earlier had our First Look at the film with the unveiling of the first trailer. While the new trailer is only just slightly longer, it displayed more of the good ol' action/humour mix the franchise has long been associated with. With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the new trailer.



And here's the very tongue-in-cheek first poster for the film playing on the famous catchphrase of John McClane. 



Courtesy of Kinopoisk, here are some new set images from the film.




Here’s the official synopsis for the film: 

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

A Good Day to Die Hard is currently scheduled to be released on February 14, 2013.

Evil Dead: First Look - Zombie of the Week This Halloween...

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This Halloween... Quench your thirst for some good old fashioned bloody gore-filled horror with the First Trailer of Evil Dead, the remake of a classic nobody asked that is actually winning the argument.  



Evil. Dead. Two words we like very, very much here at The Daily Zombies. And there is without a shadow of a doubt that we regard Evil Dead, Sam Raimi's 1981 horror film (incidentally a low-budget horror film-turned-one of the most notorious "video nasty" of the 80s-turned-seminal horror epic that inspired a generation today), highly. After all, we are the generation informed of the "cabin in the woods" genre and we all know how much the genre evolved today thanks to Drew Goddard and Josh Whedon's Cabin in the Woods.

Which all the more explain our loath for the remake. After all, nobody is really asking for a remake so much than a sequel to 1992's Army of Darkness with not a care in the world on how Bruce Campbell has aged into today. Nevertheless, since its announcement last year with both Raimi and Campbell taking on the roles of executive producers of the remake, we have been feeling pretty positive vibe for the film with the participation of Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody revising the script, the bold engagement of independent Uruguayan film-maker Fede Álvarez, and the notable change in employing a new female protagonist as opposed to introducing a new Ash to the world.

As the New York Comic-Con, the first footage were shown and instantly declared the film the winner of the show. And now, just in time for All Hallow's Eve, Sony Pictures has released the first trailer of the film. A word of caution: This is not for the squeamish. With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the all-out violent, impressively disturbing First Look at Evil Dead.


And here's a teaser trailer for the full trailer above with some noteworthy soundbytes from Bruce Campbell himself during the NYCC unveiling.



Here's the first image from the film released during the recently ended New York Comic-Con featuring Jane Levy, the new series protagonist turned undead?



Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Evil Dead is currently scheduled to be released on April 12, 2013.



This Halloween... Room 237: First Look

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This Halloween... we take a return trip back to the most terrifying room in the infamous Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror epic film, The Shinning, with this First Look at Room 237, one of the most acclaimed films on the year. 



Earlier this month, we reported on the scheduled release of Doctor Sleep, legendary horror writer Stephen King's sequel to his 1977 horror classic that was later adapted by equally legendary film-maker Stanley Kubrick in 1980 into a film that till today still found its way into most film critics' all-time horror favourites. While there is no doubt that the original novel is a masterpiece in itself, it is no an undeniable fact that it is the critically acclaimed adaptation by Stanley Kubrick that gave the title the legendary status today regardless of the well-documented row between Kubrick and King. 

While news of the release of the sequel next year is exemplary of the film (and novel)'s iconic status in the horror genre, it is when a film such as Room 237 that comes along and readjusted how we should view the original 1980 film. Literally. Directed by Rodney Ascher, Room 237 is a documentary where a group of experts on Kubrick's works assembled to analyse the perceived hidden messages behind the film in a frame-by-frame re-examination. From camera movement, art decors, to hidden symbols, the film was both an analysis at the film and more intriguingly, an analysis on the obsession of critics and fans when a manic search in support for a thesis go way too far. 

The documentary premièred  in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was later screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to great reception. Have your first look at the questions the film will be asking in the trailer right after the jump. Do note that there are no footages from The Shinning in the trailer perhaps for some copyrights issues.

 

The posters for the film.




Here's the official description of the documentary feature:

ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature which explores numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings. This guided tour through the most compelling attempts to decode this endlessly fascinating film will draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Discover why many have been trapped in the Overlook for 30 years.


NEITHER THIS FILM, NOR ANY VIEW OR OPINION EXPRESSED IN IT, NOR THE CONTEXT IN WHICH FILM FOOTAGE AND IMAGES ARE USED, IS APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY, OR IS IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH, THE KUBRICK 1981 TRUST, STANLEY KUBRICK’S FAMILY, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., OR ANYONE ELSE CONNECTED WITH THE MAKING OF THE MOTION PICTURE THE SHINING (“THE SHINING FILMMAKERS”). THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS DOCUMENTARY FILM ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE COMMENTATORS IN IT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF STANLEY KUBRICK OR THE SHINING FILMMAKERS.

This Halloween... Ken Taylor's Halloween Poster

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This Halloween, revisit John Carpenter's 1978 slasher horror epic vision of All Hallow's Eve that arguably changed the cultural relevance of  October 31 forever with artist Ken Taylor's cool rendition of  Halloween the movie. 




Here at The Daily Zombies, it goes without saying that Halloween is among one of our favourite holidays. As per our undead tradition, we would usually dedicate a series of articles to the theme of the festival one week into October 31. This year would be no different as we kick off our celebration of the undead spirit of Halloween with Halloween. As in artist Ken Taylor's awesome rendition of John Carpenter's 1978 slasher horror epic film, Halloween. 

Commissioned by Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, to commemorate a pair of screenings at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles organized to benefit the Debra Hill Foundation, Taylor's effortlessly transported us back to the haunting beats of 1978. Officially known as the Debra Hill Film Festival, the event will be hosted by the Producers Guild of America in memory of Debra Hill, a prominent film producers during the 80s and 90s. The two screenings will be both John Carpenter's Halloween as well as Big Top Pee-wee, the 1988 sequel to Tim Burton's 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and will be held on October 26 and 27.

And now without further ado, hit the jump to check out the poster.

Halloween by Ken Taylor
36 x 20'

Regular

 Variant




Iron Man 3: First Trailer

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Tony Stark's worst technological nightmare realized! Pepper Potts in grave peril! The unveiling of Iron Man's arch-nemesis, The Mandarin! Witness Tony Stark's darkest hours yet with the release of first trailer of Iron Man 3. 



Described by newly-joined director Shane Black as a "technological crisis thriller" that will deconstruct , there is without a shadow of a doubt that Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 is among the very most anticipated films of 2013. Here at The Daily Zombies, we have been chronicling the film from the release of its very first official image, the unveiling of a couple of conceptual art pieces, to the San Diego Comic-Con panel at Hall H. Today, the hype for the film hit an all-time high fever pitch with the official unveiling of the stunning first trailer for the film.

With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the awesome trailer (head over to Apple to view it in HD).



Yes, no AC/DC or Black Sabbath track but still rocking everybody's socks off. While the trailer is made up of the footage shown at the SDCC panel, it is significantly more sombre in both tone and scale.

Overwhelmed by what you just witnessed? Head over to iO9 for their expert "frame-by-frame" analysis. We have also included some of the screen captures here with some of the peculiar points highlighted.

The trailer kicked off with a severely injured Tony Stark in full Iron Man gear alone in the snow...



Then we flash back to better times with Stark wearily dealing with the media mob. as he reminisces how "nothing's been the same since New York (the events in The Avengers)... 


And went on to play with his brand new thought-controlled Mark XLVIII armor..



Apparently, Tony Stark having problems with sleeping... or nightmares.



The always stoic Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, AKA War Machine.


And here's the first cryptic image with some weird silhouettes...


Ahhh, evil abundant. Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, the supposed creator of Extremis.


A cool scene featuring the new XLVII armor in action.


All Tony wants is to protect the one thing that matters to him? Bad news, Pepper Potts.



A surprisingly creepy/cool scene that could be a result of malfunctioning XLVII armors or just plain nightmare?


And here's the single most baffling image with the first unveiling of Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin. What's up with Captain America shield-like tattoo with an Avengers "A" in the middle doing on the back of The Mandarin's neck? A result of one of Tony Stark's pranks?



Rebecca Hall's Dr. Maya Hansen. Fans of Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline will know how this is going to go down.


Iron Patriot doing his "thingy".






Apparently, Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau, incidentally the director of the first two films), who is no longer Tony's head of security, is in pretty bad shape.









Pepper Potts in grave peril!


Symbolic of the fate of good ol' Shellhead in this one.


"Heroes. There's no such things." So said The Mandarin, and his ten rings.


Another cool shot playing the idea of Tony's inner struggle.


Tony in bad shape.




Another shot at The Mandarin's weird "A" tattoo.


The destruction Tony Stark's lush Malibu estate begins.



The Mandarin!







The last shot of the trailer with Tony Stark towing his armor in the snow.


The first official poster of the film.


Courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com, a previously unseen poster art for the film.


Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, here's a clear shot for those who did not get a good look at Ben Kingsley's turn as Iron Man's arch-nemesis, The Mandarin.


And kudos to USA Today and the film's Facebook page, here are the official images freshly released by Marvel Studios.







Speaking to USA Today, here are some of the noteworthy soundbytes from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige:

“Robert is in almost every scene, which, when you have Robert, is not a bad thing. The goal with Iron Man 3 is to again prove that all of our single heroes are as interesting alone as they are when they’re all together in an Avengers movie.” 

“Now we see he’s invented a technology that allows him to basically have the suit arrive to him anywhere at any time, piece by piece. And it doesn’t always work at first.” 

“That’s one of the things we love about (Tony) It is not a new girl in every film. Pepper Potts is an incredibly important part of his life and his evolution as a hero. She plays a very big part in this film.” 

In closing, here are some of the recently leaked set images featuring both the brand new Mark XLVII armor as well as the Iron Patriot on location in Miami Beach, Florida, courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com.







Here’s the official synopsis for the film: 

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? 

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of Tales of Suspense (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968. Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 features an all-star cast with Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, and Guy Pearce. Iron Man 3 is currently scheduled to be released in 3D on May 3rd, 2013.




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