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Halloween 2017: Tamika’s Horror Double Feature – Honeymoon (2014) and 10 Cloverfield Lane

[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Keep an eye on Daily Dead for more double feature recommendations, and check here for our previous Halloween 2017 coverage.]

The two films in this Halloween season double feature recommendation seem like an unlikely pairing, but definitely have more in common than meets the eye. Despite little differences here and there, both films are small, loud, shocking, and out of this world. I also really enjoy films whose plots slowly unravel, and we learn what is going on as the truth is revealed to the characters. For me, that kind of pacing keeps you guessing from start to finish, and Honeymoon (2014) and 10 Cloverfield Lane have all of these elements in spades.

To set the mood for what will be roughly four hours of an extraterrestrial-beings-take-over-our-world marathon, I recommend that you start things off with Honeymoon, directed by Leigh Janiak and starring Harry Treadaway (Mr. Mercedes, Penny Dreadful), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Ben Huber, and Hanna Brown. It tells the story of newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Bea (Leslie), who are
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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered as Hollywood Mourns Cult Favorite

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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered as Hollywood Mourns Cult Favorite
Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday at the age of 91 and Hollywood has taken to social media to pay tribute to the screen legend who starred in Alien, Twin Peaks and everything in between. According to TMZ, the actor passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Stanton's career spanned more than 6 decades in numerous television and movie projects and he was also a Navy veteran of World War II.

Harry Dean Stanton was born in Irvine, Kentucky and raised with a musical background while attending Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Stanton sings, plays guitar, and plays the harmonica. After performing theater in college, Stanton said that he had to choose between being an actor and a musician while also mentioning that he could have been a writer as well after studying journalism. He was convinced to get into acting and the rest is history.
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Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’

Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’
Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton died on Friday, and Hollywood was quick to mourn the “Big Love” actor.

Jon Cryer, who starred alongside Stanton in 1986’s “Pretty in Pink,” posted a photo of the two on set with the caption, “Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton”

Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton pic.twitter.com/6pPrQT9ClX

Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) September 15, 2017

Baby Driver” director Edgar Wright also shared a still of Stanton from “Repo Man” with the caption, “Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here’s a few favs: ‘Alien,’ ‘Paris Texas,’ ‘Repo Man.'”

Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here's a few favs: 'Alien', 'Paris Texas', 'Repo Man'. pic.twitter.com/tKglu0Bemv

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 15, 2017

Longtime Stanton collaborator David Lynch, who most recently worked with him on the “Twin Peaks” revival
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Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’

Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’
Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton died on Friday, and Hollywood was quick to mourn the “Big Love” actor.

Jon Cryer, who starred alongside Stanton in 1986’s “Pretty in Pink,” posted a photo of the two on set with the caption, “Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton”

Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton pic.twitter.com/6pPrQT9ClX

Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) September 15, 2017

Baby Driver” director Edgar Wright also shared a still of Stanton from “Repo Man” with the caption, “Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here’s a few favs: ‘Alien,’ ‘Paris Texas,’ ‘Repo Man.'”

Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here's a few favs: 'Alien', 'Paris Texas', 'Repo Man'. pic.twitter.com/tKglu0Bemv

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 15, 2017

Longtime Stanton collaborator David Lynch, who most recently worked with him on the “Twin Peaks” revival
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Frank Vincent, Goodfellas and Sopranos Star, Passes Away at 78

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Frank Vincent, Goodfellas and Sopranos Star, Passes Away at 78
Sad news to report. Frank Vincent, one of the most familiar faces from The Sopranos, Goodfellas, and Casino has died at the age of 78. TMZ reports that the actor died from heart surgery complications. Vincent reportedly suffered a heart attack last week and underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday and died during the surgery in a New Jersey hospital. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in Street Hunter and The Deli also posted the news too social media.

Frank Vincent portrayed tough guys under direction from Martin Scorsese in Raging Bull in 1980, Goodfellas in 1990 as the real-life gangster, Billy Batts, and then 1995's Casino before joining the cast of HBO's wildly successful The Sopranos as mob boss Phil Leotardo. Scorsese saw Vincent portraying a gambler in 1976's The Death Collector with Joe Pesci, who helped him get the role in Raging Bull alongside Robert De Niro. Vincent's Leotardo character in The Sopranos
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Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78

Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78
Frank Vincent, known for portraying Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” has died, his “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Pastore announced on Facebook. He was 78.

TMZ reports that he died due to complications of heart surgery after a heart attack. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in “Street Hunter” and “The Deli,” also posted the news on Facebook.

Vincent began acting in 1976 when he co-starred in the low-budget crime film “The Death Collector” alongside Joe Pesci. Vincent then acted in Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” which sparked the first of many collaborations between Vincent, Pesci, and Robert De Niro, including “Goodfellas” and “Casino.”‘

His “Sopranos” character was killed on orders from his on-screen nemesis Tony Soprano is the final episode of the HBO series.

Born in North Adams, Mass., and raised in Jersey City, N.J., Vincent often portrayed gangsters. He delivered the iconic line, “Go home and get your shine box!” as mobster Billy Batts in “Goodfellas,” and
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Action Star Paul Mormando and Director John A. Gallagher to Team Up for New Film, The Last Hero

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Action Star Paul Mormando and Director John A. Gallagher to Team Up for New Film, The Last Hero
Evolving into a world-class champion requires a diverse set of talents. One of the most important abilities of the experience is being able to embrace sharing the spotlight with other, equally skilled collaborators. Versatile martial artist, Paul Mormando, is expertly doing just that in his latest career move into filmmaking. The fighter-turned-actor, who has vowed […]

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Action Star Paul Mormando and Director John A Gallagher to team Up for New Action Film.

Action star Paul Mormando (Bound By Debt)  is gearing up for his next film, to be Directed by Iconic New York Director John Gallagher (The Deli,Street Hunter).  The film titled " The Last Hero is being described as The Warriors meets BlackBoard Jungle. The Last Hero is an action packed revenge movie with an emphasis on star Paul Mormando's world class martial arts skills coupled with John Gallagher's prodigious directorial talents.  Joined by a strong cast that includes Artie Pasquale (Sopranos), Shing Ka (Revenge Of The Green Dragons) and the ever talented Lucie Pohl ( Sarah Q, Red Dwarf)    Filming is scheduled to begin in Early 2018....

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‘One of the Greats’: Hollywood Mourns the Death of Sam Shepard After He Dies from Als

‘One of the Greats’: Hollywood Mourns the Death of Sam Shepard After He Dies from Als
Hollywood is mourning Sam Shepard after his death of complications from Als. He was 73.

Shepard’s theater representative confirms to People that Shepard passed away at his home in Kentucky on Thursday, July 27, from complications from Als, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The actor’s battle with Als was not publicly known. He was with his family at the time of his death.

As news of his death became public, celebrities and fans alike began mourning the accomplished writer and actor.

“I loved Sam. He has been a huge part of my life, who I am, and he will remain so.
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Hollywood and Broadway Remember ‘Maestro’ Sam Shepard: ‘A Renegade Renaissance Man’

Hollywood and Broadway Remember ‘Maestro’ Sam Shepard: ‘A Renegade Renaissance Man’
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications from Als. He was 73.

Shepard rose to fame when he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.” He was also up for an Academy Award in the supporting actor category for his portrayal of Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.”

His friends and collogues from Hollywood and Broadway took to social media to share their admiration for the acclaimed playwright-actor-screenwriter-director and express their grief.

Sam Shepard. Whenever he came on-screen, you knew you were in good hands. A frame from ‘Days of Heaven.’ May he rest in love,” Ava DuVernay tweeted.

Sam Shepard. Whenever he came on-screen, you knew you were in good hands. A frame from "Days of Heaven." May he rest in love. pic.twitter.com/DQc0fy7EqN

Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 31, 2017

“Literally bumped into Sam Shepard many years
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Sam Rockwell to Play Kkk Leader in Taraji P. Henson’s Civil Rights Drama ‘Best of Enemies’

Sam Rockwell to Play Kkk Leader in Taraji P. Henson’s Civil Rights Drama ‘Best of Enemies’
Sam Rockwell will play a Ku Klux Klan leader opposite Taraji P. Henson in the civil rights drama “The Best of Enemies.”

Production will start in Atlanta on May 22 under Fred Bernstein’s Astute Films banner. Henson has been attached since 2015 to star in the film, set up with “Empire” producer Danny Strong, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Bernstein, Matt Berenson, Robin Bissell, and Dominique Telson. The executive producers are Rick Jackson and Jeremiah Samuels.

Bissell, an exec producer on “The Hunger Games” and “Seabiscuit,” will make his directorial debut from his own script, based on Osha Gray Davidson’s book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.”

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“Empire” star Henson will portray Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham, N.C., who battled Kkk leader C.P. Ellis for a decade until 1971, when
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Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson Team for True-Life Drama 'The Best of Enemies' (Exclusive)

Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson Team for True-Life Drama 'The Best of Enemies' (Exclusive)
Sam Rockwell is teaming with Taraji P. Henson to star in The Best of Enemies, a true-life race drama from Astute Films.

Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, Nick Searcy and John Gallagher Jr. have also joined the cast, as has 2017 BAFTA nominee Babou Ceesay (Guerilla).

The indie is being helmed by Robin Bissell — the longtime partner of filmmaker Gary Ross — who is making his directorial debut and comes with a slew of producers including Tobey Maguire and Danny Strong, the latter of whom showruns Henson’s Fox TV hit Empire. Also producing are Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson,...
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Legendary Award Winning Director John Gallagher Still going Strong After 30 Years!

Show business is one of the most competitive professions in the world, and to survive for more then Thirty years is a feat in itself, but to thrive in this business and work with some of the greatest names in the industry is just plain remarkable! For over Thirty Years John Gallagher has been directing some of the greats in front of the camera. Among the actors John has worked with in debut or significant early roles are John Leguizamo, Amanda Peet, Zach Braff, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Lillard, Vincent Pastore, Heather Matarazzo, and Denis Leary. As an educator, John has been on the faculty of One on One NYC, the top actors’ networking facility in Manhattan, for 20 years, teaching acting for the camera;...

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There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More

There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More
“I thought I was going to get fired.”

In a perfect world, such a thought would never cross Melanie Lynskey’s mind, for the talented actress would literally never be in danger of getting canned. She could throw fits next to crafty, punch a grip in the face, or burn down the sets, and we’d still forgive her because… Well, because Melanie Lynskey would never do any of that. She’s Melanie Lynskey.

But the actor you fell in love with during “Beautiful Creatures,” “Togetherness,” or the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” did have the thought cross her mind for the strangest of reasons: Tom McCarthy found out she was a recurring cast member on “Two and a Half Men.”

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire SXSW Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

Lynskey, speaking during a SAG-sponsored conversation at SXSW,
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There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More

There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More
“I thought I was going to get fired.”

In a perfect world, such a thought would never cross Melanie Lynskey’s mind, for the talented actress would literally never be in danger of getting canned. She could throw fits next to crafty, punch a grip in the face, or burn down the sets, and we’d still forgive her because… Well, because Melanie Lynskey would never do any of that. She’s Melanie Lynskey.

But the actor you fell in love with during “Beautiful Creatures,” “Togetherness,” or the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” did have the thought cross her mind for the strangest of reasons: Tom McCarthy found out she was a recurring cast member on “Two and a Half Men.”

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire SXSW Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

Lynskey, speaking during a SAG-sponsored conversation at SXSW,
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Why John Goodman’s ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Performance Deserves Oscar Attention — Consider This

John Goodman is one of the great American actors and never gets enough credit. Somehow stately and understated, Goodman’s an unmistakable one-man show, whose baritone voice and generous build allow him to oscillate between gentle giant and hulkish beast — often settling for something in between.

That makes his particular talents hard to categorize. In some respect that’s a byproduct of his filmography, which encompasses both flashy blockbusters and elegant dramas. Even when he’s the best part of a movie, he rarely dominates it; he’s a familiar face in search of a vessel.

With “10 Cloverfield Lane,” however, Goodman found an ideal outlet for his talents. He’s the longest of Oscar long shots, but that’s plenty to justify examining exactly what he pulled off here, and why it speaks to a career that’s never quite wholly appreciated.

In this taut chamber drama that masquerade as
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James Gunn Unveils First 'Belko Experiment' Trailer

James Gunn Unveils First 'Belko Experiment' Trailer
The Belko Experiment is officially underway.

Screenwriter and producer James Gunn debuted the first trailer for the film at an event in Los Angeles Wednesday. The horror film centers on a twisted social experiment trapping 83 Americans in a high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia. They must kill three of their coworkers or those running the experiment will kill six of them — and things only get worse from there.

The film is from director Greg McLean and stars John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz.

The Belko Experiment will be released March 17, 2017.

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Chloë Grace Moretz To Star In Pic Based On ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’

Chloë Grace Moretz To Star In Pic Based On ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’
Chloë Grace Moretz has been set as the lead of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, an indie based on Emily Danforth’s hot-button 2012 coming-of-age novel about a young girl who is forced into a gay conversion therapy center. Desiree Akhavan, who wrote, directed and starred in the Sundance pic Appropriate Behavior, has come aboard to direct. She also adapted the screenplay with Cecilia Frugiuele. American Honey star Sasha Lane also stars alongside Moretz, and John Gallagher
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Nicholas Brooks’ Comedy ‘Sam’ Scheduled for October Release (Exclusive)

Nicholas Brooks’ Comedy ‘Sam’ Scheduled for October Release (Exclusive)
Vision Films has set an Oct. 11 release for romantic comedy “Sam,” the debut directing movie for Nicholas Brooks with his father Mel Brooks executive producing, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sam” will be available on DVD & VOD with special theatrical events in New York and Los Angeles.

Sibyl Santiago produced “Sam” with a screenplay by Nicholas Brooks and John A. Gallagher. The story follows a New York City alpha male — portrayed by Brock Harris — who is suddenly transformed into a beautiful woman, played Natalie Knepp (“Orange is the New Black”).

Sean Kleier (“Odd Mom Out”), Stacy Keach, Morgan Fairchild, Bryan Batt, James McCaffrey and Sarah Scott also star.

Nicholas Brooks has worked for 25 years as a story editor for his father’s production company Brooksfilms. “Sam” is his sixth screenplay.

“Working with my dad on my first feature has been a fantastic experience – he is a continuously supportive, caring and wonderful executive producer,
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