Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Grey Matter Art unveils two Monster-Mania exclusives + Teams up with Cavity Colors for Limited Puppet Master tee!


Grey Matter Art has got a lot of awesome in store for those of you who are attending Dave Hagan's awesome MONSTER-MANIA CONVENTION this weekend in Cherry Hill, NJ! They've got two highly limited edition prints available at the show for DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (created by artist Chris Garofalo), as well as REEFER MADNESS (created by Timothy Pittides)!

The HYDE poster (24 x 18) is great, and will be limited to forty normal green prints ($30 each), and fifteen variant purple prints ($35 apiece). You can scope it out below:

CLICK IMAGE FOR A CLOSER LOOK!

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Also available will be Timothy Pittides' cool REEFER MADNESS poster (18 x 24)! There will be sixty of these bad boys at the Grey Matter Art table, and they'll be going for $35 apiece. I should also note that if these posters do not sell out (hard to imagine), you'll be able to buy the leftovers from the Grey Matter Art website on August 3rd at 1:00 PM EST! Scroll down to check out this cool REEFER MADNESS print!

CLICK POSTER FOR A CLOSER LOOK!

As further incentive, if you purchase any of these prints, you will be automatically entered to win this following Grey Matter Arts prize pack, which includes a GMA t-shirt, an original piece of artwork by Tim Pittides, and TWO ORIGINAL DR. JEYKLL & MR. HYDE NOVELS FROM THE 1920S! TOO COOL!

Oh, and you also get free stickers! YAY!

In other Grey Matter Art news, they recently teamed up with Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment, and Cavity Colors to create a cool PUPPET MASTER tee! It was available for pre-order last week (on July 23rd) and limited to 300. I'm not sure if the shirt has sold out yet (I'm assuming it hasn't, or else it would say SOLD OUT on the webpage), but you can try your luck HERE!

Pretty cool, no?
That's it for now, but stay tuned because I'm sure the folks at Grey Matter Art have a lot of other cool stuff up their sleeves! Also, if you make it to Monster-Mania Con this weekend, have a great time, and don't be too shocked if someone yanks a fire alarm super late on Saturday night! (I swear it happens almost every year! Haha!)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 07/28/2015!


This is the last week of July 2015 gang, and it's going out with a whimper! There's not a whole heck of a lot of genre releases to get excited about, but what this week lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality! Also, for the first time in a while, Scream Factory (who's sole release this week is GHOST TOWN on Blu-ray!) has been trumped by a competitor. I'm talking of course of Kino Lorber, who has just put out four awesome titles onto Blu-ray, namely ZONE TROOPERS, MIRACLE MILE, PRIME CUT, and CHERRY 2000!

There's a few other titles of interest this week; scroll down a tad to see the full roster!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
Justice League: Gods & Monsters
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau
Miracle Mile


NEW TO BLU-RAY
009 Re: Cyborg - The Movie
Cherry 2000
Ghost Town
Prime Cut
Zone Troopers


NEW TO DVD
Invisible Centerfolds
The Strangler of the Tower / Monster of London City (Double Feature)
Tango of Perversion


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft's 125th Birthday this August at NecronomiCon!


It seems like conventions are popping up everywhere these days, and here is yet another one. However, unlike many of the rest, this one has a really specific, and special purpose: To celebrate the birthday (and the literary works) of Howard Phillips Lovecraft!

In my best Richard Attenborough voice: "Welcome, to NecronomiCon Providence 2015!


From August 20th to the 23rd, join fellow Lovecraft fans at the Biltmore and Omni hotels in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, to celebrate the legendary author's 125th birthday!

About NecronomiCon 2015:
The countdown is on and passes are selling fast for NecronomiCon Providence 2015! With Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence as a backdrop, this four-day event will serve as a tribute to his influential writing, as well as the city’s celebrated culture and history. This year’s convention coincides with the 125th anniversary of Lovecraft’s birth in 1890, and organizers are busy coordinating citywide festivities to commemorate the grand occasion.

H.P. Lovecraft is often considered the father of supernatural horror fiction. Many authors and filmmakers, from Stephen King to Guillermo del Toro, point to Lovecraft as a primary inspiration for their own work. Although there are several Lovecraft events held around the world, only NecronomiCon Providence has the unique distinction of taking place in Lovecraft’s city. “Lovecraft was born here and lived most of his life here. Only visitors to Providence can experience firsthand the narrow streets and fabled architecture that shaped the author’s particular style of storytelling, a unique blend of cosmic horror and science fantasy known as weird fiction,” says Niels Hobbs, director of NecronomiCon.

NecronomiCon Providence 2015 is anticipated to be the largest gathering of H.P. Lovecraft devotees ever assembled, including prominent Lovecraft scholars, celebrated authors, filmmakers, and artists. The festivities officially commence on Lovecraft’s birthday, Thursday, August 20, kicking off four days of panel discussions, walking tours, academic talks, author readings, film screenings, art exhibits, Lovecraftian gaming, specialty merchants, a costume ball, concerts, and other happenings, some of which will be accessible to the general public.

To view the complete schedule and lineup of special guests, and to purchase convention passes via credit card or PayPal, go to necronomicon-providence.com.

Once again, the event kicks off on the weekend of August 20th - 23rd, so request those days off, get your ticket, and revel in the wonderfully bizarre world of HP Lovecraft!


Behold the posters & trailers for H.G. Lewis' BLOODMANIA, WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, and THE HORROR NETWORK.


Playing catch-up on some news from my overflowing inbox! Below are the posters (and trailers) for three upcoming genre films: BLOODMANIA, WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, and THE HORROR NETWORK! The former is a new film from "The Godfather of Gore" himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis (BLOOD FEAST, THE WIZARD OF GORE, THE GORE GORE GIRLS,), and it's damned good to see him still working!

The latter are a new-ish werewolf flick from Denmark, about a young girl going through a monstrous case of puberty, and a new indie horror anthology! To learn more about these three upcoming films, scroll on down to view their posters and trailers!

CLICK IMAGE FOR A CLOSER LOOK!
As stated above, BLOODMANIA is a new horror anthology from legendary gore-master Herschell Gordon Lewis. The film is comprised of four distinct segments that feature a raucous combination of satirical humor, horror, and enough surprises to satiate the appetites of a broad range of film enthusiasts and horror fans alike. Scope out the trailer below!


There's no info on a release date for BLOODMANIA yet, but once I find out, I'll be sure to let all you gore fans know!



CLICK IMAGE FOR A CLOSER LOOK!
This Danish Horror/Drama revolves around a teenage girl's sexual awakening, which unleashes something primal within, thus revealing a dark family secret. On the run and in mortal danger, embracing a century’s old curse will be her only way to survive. WHEN ANIMALS DREAM was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival last year, and is getting a limited theatrical (and full VOD) release by Radius Entertainment on August 28th! Scope out the trailer below to see Danish lycanthropic puberty!





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Here's a new title from Wild Eye Releasing that is coming out in time for Halloween! THE HORROR NETWORK, is a new indie anthology featuring serial killers, ghostly phone calls, inner demons, otherworldy monsters, and creepy stalkers. This upcoming film was created by Brian Dorton and Douglas Conner. This first volume of terror tales features segments directed by Dorton, Conner, Joseph Graham, Manuel Marín, Lee Matthews and Ignacio Martín Lerma, and has been hailed as "a collection of nightmares that scream for all horror fans to see."

There's no official release date for the DVD yet. Expect an update on the disc's release date, specs, and extras as October draws nearer! In the meantime, check out the trailer for THE HORROR NETWORK below.




Monday, July 20, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 07/21/2015!


It's week four of July and there are plenty of genre flicks to indulge in if you have the coin! Kino Lorber's got a double dose of HD Vincent Price for us, with their releases of MADHOUSE and HOUSE OF 1,000 DOLLS, Scream Factory unveils their new blu-ray of I, MADMAN, and Arrow Video brings the spaghetti-western thunder with their 2-disc special edition of CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES! There are a ton of other cool releases this week made up of bargain-priced movie collections and a multitude of direct-to-DVD titles (like the awesomely named KUNG-FU & TITTIES!).

Scroll down to see the full list of this week's genre releases!



NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY 
6 Degrees of Hell
House of 1,000 Dolls
Kung-Fu Killer
Madhouse
Patlabor 2: The Movie
Scooby-Doo & KISS: A Rock N' Roll Mystery
What We Do in the Shadows



NEW TO BLU-RAY
Black Sabbath (The AIP Version)
Cemetery Without Crosses (2-Disc Special Edition)
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie
I, Madman
Showdown in Little Tokyo
The Vampire Journals


NEW TO DVD
Abominations of Humanity: The Evil Within
American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore
Barbed Wire Dolls
Centurions: Part One
Dark By Noon
Furious
Future Justice
Guardian Ninja Mamoru
Hack//Gu Trilogy
Haunted Hollywood
House on the Hill
The Jokesters
Kung-Fu & Titties
Loving a Vegetable
The Meat Puppet
My Sinful Life / Las Vegas Girls (Double Feature)
The Orphanage
Paranormal Encounters: 45 Hauntings
Reminiscence: The Beginning
Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy
Starve
Sweet Trash / The Hangup (Double Feature)
Throwback
Total Recall / Total Recall 2070 (Double Feature)
War of the Robots


NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
5-Movie Big Box Horror
Contains: Meadowoods, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, The Nurse, The Familiar, and KillerKiller.

5-Movie Horror Pack: Vol. 6
Contains: Killjoy, Dire Wolf, Occupied, Prom Night, and Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou.

Avon Triple Feature
Contains: Savage Sadists, Den of Dominance & Daughters of Discipline
Classic Horror 4-Movie Pack
Contains: Five, The Mad Magician, The Man Who Turned to Stone, and Terror of the Tongs.

The Lonely Ones + 4 Bonus Movies
Contains: The Lonely Ones, Dire Wolf, Another Kind, Night Drive, and The Ridge.

Mr. Halloween + 3 Bonus Movies
Contains: Mr. Halloween, Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust, Bound by Blood: Wendigo, and The Pit and the Pendulum.

Silver Hawk + 4 Bonus Movies
Contains: Silver Hawk, Honor, Snake Crane Secret, Running Delilah, and The Legend of Red Dragon.

Vintage Sci-Fi Movies: 6-Film Set
Contains: The 27th Day, 12 to the Moon, The Night the World Exploded, Battle in Outer Space, The H-Man, and Valley of the Dragons.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scream Factory's SHOCKER: COLLECTOR'S EDITION - Full Specs & Extras!


WES CRAVEN'S SHOCKER MAKES ITS BLU-RAY DEBUT ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, COURTESY OF SCREAM FACTORY!

Egads, it's finally happened - SHOCKER IS COMING TO BLU-RAY!

SHOCKER is an extremely batshit insane Horror flick, from dream-obsessed director Wes Craven! This movie is a HUGE guilty pleasure of mine, and I can't wait to see it in high-def with tons of extras created exclusively for this impressive Scream Factory release!

Film Synopsis: About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns.

A blend of dazzling special effects and an electrifying soundtrack, SHOCKER stars Michael Murphy (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, BATMAN RETURNS), actor/director Peter Berg (actor SMOKIN' ACES, director LONE SURVIVOR), Cami Cooper (LAWNMOWER MAN 2: BEYOND CYBERSPACE) and Mitch Pileggi (THE X-FILES, SONS OF ANARCHY) as Horace Pinker.

Blu-ray Specs:
Color | 110 minutes | Rated R | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo

Special Features:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman, and composer William Goldstein
  • NEW! Cable Guy – An all-new interview with actor Mitch Pileggi
  • NEW! Alison’s Adventures – An interview with actress Cami Cooper 
  • NEW! It’s Alive – An interview with executive producer Shep Gordon 
  •  NEW! No More Mr. Nice Guy – The Music of “Shocker”, featuring interviews with music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists Bruce Kulik (KISS), Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS), Kane Roberts (ALICE COOPER) , and Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH)
  •  Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven
  • 2 Vintage Making of SHOCKER featurettes including an interview with Wes Craven
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Original Storyboard Gallery
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible cover art featuring the original theatrical poster art!
WHOA! That is a lot of awesome on one disc! Yep, this is definitely a must have in my book! SHOCKER: COLLECTOR'S EDITION will be available on September 8th! You can order it right now at AMAZON.COM or get it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. If you buy it from SHOUT!, you will receive the disc two weeks early, with a FREE poster of this blu-ray release's new cover art!

ENJOY SHOCKER'S THEME SONG IN CELEBRATION OF THIS RELEASE!