Thursday, December 24, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/22/2015!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL SOME CULT MOVIES! We're on the Eve of this annual holiday, and hopefully by now you've gotten that special someone the cult, horror, or b-film they've been wanting! Due to the major holiday happening tomorrow, Tuesday's release slate is pretty slim. Scream Factory easily conquers the day with Blu-rays for the (uncut!) THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, and the highly-requested horror anthology NIGHTMARES.

The rest of this week's titles are made up of a few TV shows, several big-budget shlockfests, and a smattering of direct-to-Blu indie films. Scroll down to see the full list of what's new!

Defiance: Season 3
Dominion: Season 2
Dragon Blade

The Brain That Wouldn't Die
The Cellar Door
FDR: American Badass
The House with 100 Eyes
House of the Witchdoctor
The Last Showing
Memory of the Dead
The Rage
Stephen King's A Good Marriage
Toad Road
Venus Wars

Imitative Magic
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (Uncut)

We here at the Vault sincerely wish you all a fun and festive Christmas season! Spend time with your friends and family! Exchange gifts! Eat, drink, and be merry! And most importantly, watch some trash cinema over the holiday weekend!

Happy Holidays from The Vault Master and his gang of hobgoblins! See you next week Vault Dwellers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/15/2015!

Hey gang! It's been a busy couple of weeks for yours truly, so forgive me if the news and content have been very light around the corridors of the B-Movie Film Vault and News Vault. I've been fighting a rather nasty cold, and was lucky enough to keep it at bay to go to Hudson Horror Show this past Saturday (event coverage coming soon)!

And... HOLY CRAP! Christmas is next week! Better start shopping for that fan of cult, horror, and exploitation cinema that you (unfortunately) share a living space with! This week we get three cool titles from the overlords at Scream Factory, namely THE CAR, ZOMBIE HIGH, and a cheesy (but awesome) double feature of THE DUNGEONMASTER & THE ELIMINATORS!

Arrow Films has released their highly anticipated 3-Disc Limited Edition of BLOOD RAGE, as well as a nice 2-disc Special Edition of WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? Troma has just put out a new Blu-ray set of its flagship TOXIC AVENGER series at a pretty reasonable price, and Severin Films has released COUNT DRACULA (starring Christopher Lee) and a double feature of AXE & KIDNAPPED.

There's also plenty of mainstream titles of interest, such as TED 2, as well as the new MAZE RUNNER and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE sequels!

For the full list of this week's releases, scroll on down!

Count Dracula
Extant: Season 2
Fantastic Four
The Last Horror Film
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Mission Impossible: 5-Movie Collection
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
The Sasquatch Gang
Ted 2

Axe / Kidnapped (Double Feature)
Blood Rage (3-Disc Limited Edition)
The Car
The Dungeonmaster / The Eliminators (Double Feature)
Eugenie (3-Disc Limited Edition)
Marquis de Sade's Justine (3-Disc Limited Edition)
The Toxic Avenger Collection
What Have You Done to Solange? (2-Disc Special Edition)
Zombie High (Blu-ray / DVD combo)

Acid Bath
Adam Chaplin (Extended Edition)
Ancient Warrior
The Bad Samaritan Must Die
Bangin' Vengeance!
Bikini Babes Countdown (Uncut)
Blood Factory
Bread and Circus
A F**kload of Scotch Tape
Lady Frankenstein: Classic Horror
The Life of Death
Madness of Many
The Occult
Sadistic Eroticism
Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival
Slimy Little Bastards
Teenage Slumber Party Massacre

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/08/2015!

We're another week closer to Christmas and there's lots of cool new titles out on DVD & Blu-ray! Trying to find something cool for a friend or loved one? Well's got a lot of great deals going on right now! More interested in building up your own personal wishlist? Then let's look at some new flicks you may want to add to your personal collection!

This week, Marvel/Disney hits us with a big one-two punch with the release of ANT-MAN and MARVEL'S CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: PHASE 2 COLLECTION! Scream Factory has just released the (awful but somehow beloved) cult classic, THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE and WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE, and all nine seasons of THE X-FILES are now available singly, or in one huge collector's set! (On Blu-ray!)

There's a ton of other cool stuff available now (e.g. The Warner Archives Collection is putting out a bunch of classic Golden Harvest titles!), so scroll down to see what's new!

Dark Vision
Delta Force 2
Hannibal: Season 3
Knock Knock
May I Kill U?
The Warp
Transporter Refueled
Under the Dome: Season 3
Women's Prison Massacre

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Collection
Dead Retribution
F/X 2
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie: Collector's Edition
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection
The X-Files: The Complete Collection
The X-Files (Seasons 1 - 9)

Agon - The Atomic Monster
Big Bullet
Blade of Fury
Downtown Torpedoes
Jebediah's Axe
Mile High Horror
Office Ninja
Pedicab Driver
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
White Creek

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pre-order your exclusive limited edition HUDSON HORROR SHOW 12 tee now!

HUDSON HORROR SHOW 12 is coming up next weekend at the Empire South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY! For full details on this event's 35mm film lineup CLICK HERE. For a guide on how to prepare & behave at Hudson Horror Show (and similar events), CLICK HERE. To buy one of the few remaining tickets, CLICK HERE.

As always, Chris Alo and company have come up with yet another awesome t-shirt design for this event, but this one is going to be HIGHLY collectible, and EXTREMELY limited. To guarantee yourself one, you have to pre-order it by Monday @ 4:59 PM EST. You can do so HERE for a mere $20.00!

Note that you MUST pick up your shirt in person (or have someone attending the show do it for you) as shirts will NOT be mailed out. All sales are final, so make sure you like the design before you buy. (As if anyone could truly hate it!)

In their continued tradition of blending a rock or heavy metal album cover with characters from the films being screened, I give you HUDSON HORROR SHOW 12's SUBWAY TO HELL tee:

IMPORTANT: All shirts must be pre-ordered by 4:59 PM EST on Monday December 7, 2015. After that, no more T-shirt orders will be taken and shirts will NOT be sold at the show!

Pre-order this kick-ass Hudson Horror Show tee HERE right now for $20.00, and hopefully I'll see you at the show next Saturday!

Full specs & extras for Scream Factory's THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray!


Confession time: I've never seen THE GUARDIAN before. (I've got to get some points for owning Friedkin's SORCERER on Blu-ray right?) It's been on my list for a long time, and now I'll definitely have to pick it up because it's now part of Scream Factory's growing catalog!

Film Synopsis: In his first horror film since THE EXORCIST, Oscar-winning director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent's worst fear.

Jenny Seagrove portrays the enchanting guardian who enters the home of new parents Phil (Dwier Brown) and Kate (Carey Lowell) possessing impeccable references and an affinity for children. But as her true intentions are revealed, the battle for the child's soul begins in this chilling film based on Dan Greenburg's popular novel, "The Nanny."

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated R | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - N/A

  • NEW! A Happy Coincidence - An interview with actor Dwier Brown.
  • NEW! From Strasberg to The Guardian - An interview with actor Gary Swanson.
  • NEW! A Mother’s Journey - An interview with actress Natalija Nogulich.
  • NEW! Scoring The Guardian - An interview with composer Jack Hues. 
  • NEW! Tree Woman: The Effects of The Guardian - An interview with makeup effects artist Matthew Mungle.
  • Return to the Genre - An interview with director/co-writer William Friedkin.
  • The Nanny - An interview with actress Jenny Seagrove.
  • Don’t Go Into the Woods – An interview with co-writer Stephen Volk. 
  • Still Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes photos
Scream Factory's THE GUARDIAN Blu-ray is due out on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, and will be available wherever discs are sold. You can guarantee yourself a copy of this cult classic by ordering it right now from AMAZON.COM or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. As expected, if you order from Shout!, your disc will arrive two weeks early!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dead or alive, this ROBOCOP poster from Grey Matter Art is coming with me!

It's been a little while since I've heard from my pals at Grey Matter Art, so it was a pleasant surprise to get an e-mail from them the other day, letting me know about they have a new ROBOCOP print available! Created by Matt Ferguson, this cool poster features Detroit's famous Crime Prevention Unit as he's about to face off against ED-209!

There are two versions of this poster available for purchase: The regular poster is limited to 125 prints at $45 each, and the foil variant is limited to 75 prints, each going for $70.00 apiece. Gaze upon their glory below before you order one HERE.

Regular Edition ("ED-209.... are you trying to seduce me?")

Foil Variant.

The guys from Grey Matter Art will be peddling some of their beautiful posters at HUDSON HORROR SHOW 12 next Saturday in Poughkeepsie, NY,! (Get more info about this awesome all-day 35mm horror & exploitation film fest HERE.) Even if you don't pick up one of the last remaining tickets for Hudson Horror Show, you can still come into the theater lobby and shop around at all the vendors, including Grey Matter Art! Stop in at the Empire South Hills 8 theater on December 12th and pay them a visit!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 12/01/2015!

2015 is winding down and Christmas is rapidly approaching! That means its time to buy something for that special person in your life who is into wild & weird cinema! It's also time to start building your own holiday wishlist, so allow me to help out a bit by introducing you all to this week's new DVDs and Blu-rays!

Shout! Factory bestows us MST-ies with a new MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 collection (Volume 34!) which boasts four great episodes! At the rate they are going, they will probably get every single episode of MST3K out on DVD within a few more years! The big question on many of our minds, is will they ever release the mega-rare KTMA episodes.  Only time will tell I suppose!

Also out this week are two cool Kino Lorber titles, namely QUEEN OF BLOOD and TWICE TOLD TALES, and future cult faves COOTIES and YAKUZA APOCALYPSE. And if you're into collecting seasons of your favorite TV shows, you have plenty to choose from. The first seasons of ZOO, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and THE FLASH (w/ figurine) are now available!

There's plenty of other cool titles out today, so scroll down to see them all!

Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1
Goodnight Mommy
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Queen of Blood
Tokyo Tribe
Twice Told Tales
Yakuza Apocalypse
Zoo: Season 1

The Bat ("Restored Edition")
A Bucket of Blood ("Remastered Edition")
The Flash: The Complete First Season (w/ Figurine)
Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2
The Walking Dead: Season 5 Limited Edition

Iron Girl II
L.A. Slasher
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIV
Shark Lake
Starship Apocalypse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge!
Vintage Burlesque & Stag Films Collection

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/24/2015!

Hey all! November is coming to a close (Happy Thanksgiving!) and there's not too many genre releases to get excited over this week. Fans of supernatural horror classics rejoice, because GHOST STORY is now on Blu-ray, courtesy of Scream Factory (who just recently announced a ton of cool titles, including a THIRD Vincent Price boxed set)! They've also just put out a nice DVD/Blu-ray of BLOOD & LACE as well!

Kino Classics also flexes some muscle with their new Blu-ray (and DVD) releases of THE MASK: 3D and THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT! Arrow Video throws their hat into the arena with a nice 2-disc Special Edition of WAKE UP AND KILL, and the holiday horror anthology A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY is finally available on physical media for your viewing enjoyment.

To see the full list of this week's genre releases, scroll down!

American Ultra
The Badger Game
Blood & Lace (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
A Christmas Horror Story
Dramatical Murder
Dr. Who: Christmas Specials Giftset
El Monstro del Mar!
Eureka Seven Ao: S.A.V.E.
A Hard Day
The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
The Mask: 3D
Reichsfuhrer SS
Wake Up and Kill (2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo)

Big Bad Wolf
Dragonar Academy: The Complete Series
Ghost Story

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow
The Last House
Z/X Ignition: The Complete Series


Sorry for the lack of news and updates lately gang. The holiday season is upon us and work is kicking my butt, plus I've gotten back into retro gaming and am currently juggling numerous TV shows (including ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD, and JESSICA JONES). So to play a bit of catch-up, here are five trailers for upcoming genre films, ranging from fantastical Hollywood blockbusters, to indie Horror flicks!

Let's kick things off with a sci-fi musical! Stepphy (Jane Levy) dreams of running away to become a starlet of stage and screen, even more-so when teen heartthrob Bobby Shore's car breaks down in her hometown. But when a purple gas leaks from the local chemical plant, spontaneous mutations break out and threaten Stepphy's hopes for stardom! What's a girl to do?! BANG BANG BABY is now available on all Video On Demand services - scope it out!

Kevin Smith regular Jason Mewes is in a race against time to rescue his girlfriend from a trio of escaped mental patients in this new indie thriller. Be sure to keep an eye out for SLEEPAWAY CAMP's very own Felissa Rose in the trailer! THE LAST HOUSE is available on DVD and VOID tomorrow!

Due out in theaters on March 18th, 2016, this new sci-fi flick follows a dad on the run from authorities because his son has special (i.e. dangerous) powers. Kind of reminds me of FIRESTARTER now that I think of it. Starring Mark "Zod" Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard, et al.

In the tradition of PAN'S LABYRINTH (minus all the horrifying elements) comes A MONSTER CALLS, in which a young boy learns to cope with his mother's terminal illness by seeking out and befriending(?) a giant tree monster (voiced by Liam Neeson). This one is due out on October 14th, of next year, so I'm a little surprised that they've already released a teaser for it ten months early. If anything though, I am now curious about seeing the "Neeson Ent" in action.

Three years after surviving a massacre, Rachel decides to head to a secluded cabin with some friends for a weekend of drinking and debauchery. Naturally, history begins to repeat itself as the partying "teens" begin dying off one by one. WTF! is due out sometime in 2016 on DVD and VOD!

That's all I've got for you today! Check back again soon for more movie trailers, news, and more!

Monday, November 16, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/17/2015!

Yowza! I hope you've all been saving up some spare cash because there is a ton of cool stuff this week! If not, well Christmas is coming in just over a month, so get ready to make up your wishlists! Scream Factory delivers a one-two punch with their TROLL / TROLL 2 double feature (which also contains the awesome documentary, BEST WORST MOVIE), and WHITE OF THE EYE.

Kino Lorber gives us a beautiful restoration of FAUST (with lots of extras and two cuts of this early cinematic classic), and Olive Films holds sway over all with an impressive lineup of Blu-ray/DVD titles, which include: DEADLY PREY, DEADLIEST PREY, CINCO DE MAYO, KILLER WORKOUT, and SHOCK 'EM DEAD!

There's more to get excited about, so scroll on down to see what's new!

Bite Marks
Cinco de Mayo
Deadly Prey
Deadliest Prey
Gatchaman: The Movie
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Cut)
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Cut w/ figurine)
The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended)
Killer Workout
Requiescant (2-Disc Special Edition)
Shock 'Em Dead
Ticked Off Trannies with Knives
White of the Eye

City of Lost Children: 20th Anniversary Edition
FDR: American Badass
The Last Showing
The Rage
Troll / Troll 2 (w/ Best Worst Movie)

Cemetery Sisters
The Cheerleaders (1973)
Death Nurse
Death Nurse 2
Ernest Movie Collection
The Haunting of Morella
House of Paranormal
The Little Shop of Horrors (Restored Edition)
The Most Dangerous Game (Restored Edition)
The Wild Eye

Monday, November 9, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/10/2015!

Hey gang! This week you can all take a huge breather, because there's not a whole heck of a lot to get excited for. (Merely a calm before the storm I assure you.) Scream Factory gives us BOUND TO VENGEANCE, and it's parent company Shout! Factory graces us with DVD sets of the complete AUTOMAN and MANIMAL TV shows! (Too cool!)

Kino Lorber gives us a double dose of Vincent Price with DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE and DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS, and Ah-nuld returns in the lackluster TERMINATOR: GENISYS, now available wherever Blu-rays are sold!

There's not too much else to glance at so scroll down to see this week's meager genre offerings.

Bound to Vengeance (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
Pay the Ghost
Queen of Blood (2015)
Terminator: Genisys

Danganronpa: The Complete Series.
Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
Forbidden Zone (Special Edition)
Je t'aime je t'aime
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.

Automan: The Complete Series
Deep Dark
Manimal: The Complete Series
The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest: Season 2
Rock N' Roll Frankenstein
The Strangler
Symphony in Blood Red

Monday, November 2, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 11/03/2015!

Sadly, Halloween has come and gone (hope you all had a fun one!), which means we must now gaze onward towards the dreaded Christmas season. So start making your wishlists Vault Dwellers, because there's going to be a TON of new stuff coming out that you will desperately need for your growing collections!

This week, Scream Factory gives us an awesome double-whammy of STUNG and BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, and Sony unveils their new Blu-ray of Todd Strauss-Schulson's THE FINAL GIRLS! This disc is packed with extras, and according to the director, has a fun easter egg as well!

Arrow Video has given us a 2-disc special edition of THE TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES, Olive Films has finally released their delayed MANNEQUIN Blu-ray, and HARDWARE WARS, the first major STAR WARS parody, debuts in high-def!

There's a lot of other cool stuff out this week, so scroll on down for the full list!

Bloodsucking Bastards
Charlie's Farm
Dark Was the Night
The Diabolical
Doctor Who: Series 9, Part 1
Fafner: The Complete Series & Movie (S.A.V.E.)
The Final Girls
Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko's Curse
The Golden Cane Warrior
Mobile Suit Gundam: Part 1
Some Kind of Hate
Tenderness of the Wolves (2-Disc Special Edition)
Tiger House

10th Kingdom (15th Anniversary Edition)
Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Steelbook)
Game of Thrones: Season 2 (Steelbook)
Hardware Wars
Stephen King's A Good Marriage
Wanda Nevada

10,000 Days
Batman: Season 3
The Dragonpheonix Chronicles
Expressway to Your Skull
Four Warriors
Garm Wars: The Last Druid
Hardware Wars
Krampus: The Christmas Devil
Krampus: The Reckoning
Mexico Barbaro
Secrets of a Psychopath
Show Pieces
Turn A Gundam Movies Collection: Earth Light & Moon Butterfly

4-Film Favorites: Stanley Kubrick
Contains: 2001 - A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket.

Creepy Kids Collection
Contains: Echo, Aberration, Fingerprints, and Daisy Chain.

Storm of the Century + 6 Bonus Movies
Contains: Storm of the Century, The Triangle, Frozen in Fear, Watch Me, Deadfall Trail, Fear Chamber, and Haunted from Within.


Greetings everyone! Vault Master here with another trio of trailers for your perusing pleasure! This time around we have a bizarre Horror tale from director Takashi Miike, a documentary about the first actor to portray the legendary slasher villain Michael Myers, and a parody trailer involving murderous Pokemon! Your mind won't believe what your eyes are telling you is true!

I haven't watched a lot of Takashi Miike flicks (maybe a half-dozen or so), but I've enjoyed the few I have seen. One of his most recent efforts is OVER YOUR DEAD BODY, a weird, reality-bending supernatural tale. It's a story of love, jealousy, and revenge on the set of a play that is based upon legend. Honestly, this doesn't look like my cup of tea, so I think I'll hold out for Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE instead.

Filmmakers David Langill and Jordan Pacheco are currently working on a documentary about the actor who first portrayed Michael Myers on film: Tony Moran. This doc features interviews with Moran, as well as other genre vets like Felissa Rose, Debbie Rochon, Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, P.J. Soles, and many others! HORROR ICON: INSIDE MICHAEL'S MASK is set to debut in October 2016!

From the guys that brought you PAPERBOY 3: THE HARD WAY, comes this parody trailer that mashes up Pokemon and slasher cinema! When a mysterious Pokeball is unlocked, the evil Jigglypuff escapes and goes on a violent killing spree! Enjoy this faux trailer from MIDNIGHT SHOW creator Newt Wallen, and be sure to share it with a friend!

That's it for tonight gang! Check back again soon for more trailers, news, and more!

Full specs & extras for Scream Factory's THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE Blu-ray!


My first viewing of THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, was on Mystery Science Theater 3000, during the first episode of Season 5. It has since become a minor favorite of mine.

Film Synopsis: When Dr. Bill Cortner loses his sweetheart, Jan, in a car accident, he refuses to give up hope for her life. Scooping up her decapitated head, he brings it back to the lab for resuscitation. But keeping her head alive is one thing – finding her a new body is quite another.

So while the mad doctor is out looking for spare parts, she's stuck at home going out of her mind – literally! And nothing will stop her from getting revenge on the man who is keeping her as a trophy girlfriend!

Directed by Joseph Green, this campy sci-fi/horror classic explores the strange world of transplants, cloning and mutant regeneration! THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE stars Herb Evers (ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, 1971), Virginia Leith (Stanley Kubrick’s FEAR AND DESIRE) and Leslie Daniel (JOHNNY YUMA).

Disc Specs:
Color | Not Rated | 81 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio - ? (Most likely 2.0 Mono)

Special Features:
  • NEW High Definition (1080p) transfer from the negative – restored to its uncut version (1.66:1)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode - THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (in Standard Definition)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman and writer Tony Sasso.
  • Alternate Scene from the International Cut!
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
Wowsers! This is far more love than I ever expected THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE to receive from any distribution company! And the fact that the MST3K episode is included as an extra automatically makes this a must-own in my book!

Don't lose your head - Order this release now from AMAZON.COM, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY! If you choose the latter, your disc will show up TWO WEEKS EARLY!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Full Specs & Extras for Scream Factory's THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE: COLLECTOR'S EDITION Blu-ray!


Holy crap! Of all the movies that Scream Factory could have released, this was the last one I had anticipated! THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS movie is, if memory serves, pretty awful, but dammit, I LOVED this movie when I was a kid, so this is a must have, based on nostalgia alone!

Film Synopsis: When Dodger (Mackenzie Astin) accidentally releases the Kids from their magical trash can prison, all smell breaks loose! Despite their offensive personal habits – and attitude problems – Dodger soon becomes fond of the Kids.

But when Messy Tessie, Foul Phil, Valerie Vomit and the whole misfit crew join his fight against thuggish bullies, their efforts just might land them behind bars at the State Home for the Ugly!

Based on the wildly popular trading cards, THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE stars singer/songwriter Anthony Newley (DOCTOR DOOLITTLE), Mackenzie Astin (IRON WILL, WYATT EARP), Katie Barberi (THE BRONX ZOO). This grossly entertaining cult classic features great makeup effects by John Carl Buechler (TROLL, DOLLS, GHOULIES, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD).

Disc Specs:
Color | Rated PG | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Special Features:
  • NEW The Effects of the Garbage Pail Kids Movie – interviews with special makeup effects creator John Carl Buechler and makeup effects artist Gino Crognale.
  • NEW On the Set – an interview with first assistant director Thomas A. Irvine.
  • NEW The Artful Dodger – an interview with actor Mackenzie Astin.
  • NEW The Kids Aren’t All Right – interviews with GARBAGE PAIL KIDS actors Arturo Gil (Windy Winston) and Kevin Thompson (Ali Gator).
  • Theatrical Trailer
THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE will be available on December 8th wherever Blu-ray discs are sold! You can order it now from AMAZON.COM, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you the disc TWO WEEKS EARLY with an 18 x 24 poster featuring the new cover art! Before you buy it, take a trip down memory lane by watching the trailer for this beloved cinematic atrocity!

Thursday, October 29, 2015


After a very long hiatus, yours truly and my podcasting cohost "Silent" Steve are back with a new episode! This latest Vault-Cast kicks off with a brief look at the films of Wes Craven (who sadly passed away this year after a prolonged battle with brain cancer), and segues into a fun chat about our earliest horror memories, and various anecdotes about the films (and creatures) that scared us when we were growing up!

Though we are a bit rusty, I think this short podcast came out pretty well! Give it a listen below on YouTube, download it HERE, or listen to it on iTunes! We sincerely hope you enjoy this episode!

Thanks for listening and have a HAPPY (and safe) HALLOWEEN!

Monday, October 26, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/27/2015!

SIX MORE DAYS 'TIL HALL-O-WEEN! SIL-VER SHAM-ROCK! Halloween is almost upon us fiends, and our friends at Olive Films, Arrow Video, and Scream Factory are well aware of this! This week there are a ton of genre releases on Blu-ray including Scream Factory's definitive 3-Disc Collector's Edition of Sam Raimi's ARMY OF DARKNESS! They've also released HUMAN CENTIPEDE III: FINAL SEQUENCE, and HUMAN CENTIPEDE: FULL SEQUENCE, which includes all three films!

Olive Films also delivers the goods with their new Blu-rays of BREEDERS, PHASE IV, THE DEADLY BEES, METEOR MAN, and several Charles Bronson flicks. Arrow delights fans of Italian Horror (and Edgar Allen Poe) with their limited 4-disc set of EDGAR ALLEN POE'S BLACK CATS, and Warner Bros. gives us a cool set of classic creature features (THE SPECIAL EFFECTS COLLECTION) that includes THEM!, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, SON OF KONG, and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG!

There's a lot to get excited about, so scroll down to see what's new!

Black Bullet: The Complete Series
Blade and Soul: The Complete Series
Bloody Knuckles
Flying Disc Man from Mars
Get Mean (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
The Gift

The 5th Element (Cinema Series Limited Edition)
50 Shades of Scarlett
Army of Darkness (3-Disc Collector's Edition)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Breeders (1986)
Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers
The Deadly Bees
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Edgar Allen Poe's Black Cats (4-Disc Limited Edition)
Forbidden Zone (w/ soundtrack)
Heart of Midnight
Human Centipede: Full Sequence (all three films!)
Human Centipede III: Final Sequence
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Leon, The Professional (Cinema Series Limited Edition)
Messenger of Death
Meteor Man
Mighty Joe Young
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Edition (Regular & Limited Edition)
Phase IV
Son of Kong
The Special Effects Collection
Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back

Absolute Zombies
Boarding House (1982)
The Breaking Point
Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween
Faim de Mort
Gentlemen Explorers
Halloween Hell
Haunt Your House
The Horror Network
How to Save Us
Nightmare on Elmo's Street
Orbs: They Are Among Us
Parasite Dolls
The Sadist
The Supernatural Man
When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Scream Factory Films to kick off with a FENDER BENDER in 2016!

For some time now, Shout! and Scream Factory have been doing fans of genre cinema a real service! They have put so much effort and love into a variety of classic (and obscure) Horror, Sci-Fi, Cult, and Exploitation titles, and they've even begun releasing some titles theatrically. (e.g. BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS)

So it comes as no surprise that they are now looking into creating their own filmmaking label! To kickstart SCREAM FACTORY FILMS, the fledgling production company has chosen their first project: FENDER BENDER.

Written by Mark Pavia (director of THE NIGHT FLIER), this new Horror film is currently in pre-production, with a planned release sometime next year. This is a rather surprising move because Pavia kind of dropped off of everyone's radar after his Stephen King adaptation premiered in 1998. Also, details are pretty scarce about what this film is about, but from the title and hints dropped by Pavia, it seems like it might be a "road trip gone wrong" type of movie.

Both Pavia and the producers that are backing the film are championing FENDER BENDER as a return to classic 80s-style Horror, so it's got my interest. Hopefully I'll find out more soon, so we can all get an idea of what we can expect.

UPDATE (11/13/2015): The studios have confirmed that principal photography on FENDER BENDER began a week ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

They also announced the cast, which is made up of Makenzie Vega (THE GOOD WIFE), Dre Davis (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, SCAVENGER KILLERS), Cassidy Freeman (SMALLVILLE, LONGMIRE), Steven Michael Quezada (BREAKING BAD, ELEMENT) and Bill Sage (AMERICAN PSYCHO, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE).

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Mark Pavia's FENDER BENDER!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scream Factory's THE CAR: Full disc specs & extras!


THE CAR is a personal favorite of mine, and I'm very much looking forward to picking up this release from Scream Factory. The new cover art alone has me excited!

Film synopsis: The peaceful tranquility of a small Western town is disturbed when a murderous car wreaks havoc by viciously mowing down innocent victims. The new sheriff, Wade Parent (James Brolin), may be the only one who can stop this menace in its tracks.

But what Wade Parent doesn't realize is that the driver of this indestructible vehicle is far more dangerous than any man... because it is driven by pure evil.

Directed by Elliot Silverstein, the action-packed thriller stars James Brolin (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR), Kathleen Lloyd (IT LIVES AGAIN), John Marley (DEATHDREAM), Elizabeth Thompson (A SHADOW IN TEH STREET) and Ronny Cox (ROBOCOP). R.G. Armstrong (RACE WITH THE DEVIL, EVILSPEAK), Roy Jenson (SOYLENT GREEN), Melody Thomas Scott (PIRANHA, THE FURY), Kim Richards (ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13) and Kyle Richards (HALLOWEEN) also star in this high-octane thriller.

Blu-ray Specs:
Color | Rated PG | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - N/A

Special Features:
  • NEW Mystery of the Car – an interview with producer/director Elliot Silverstein
  • NEW The Navajo Connection – an interview with actress Geraldine Keams 
  • NEW Just Like Riding a Bike - an interview with actress Melody Thomas Scott 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • TV Spot 
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

THE CAR will be available wherever discs are sold on December 15th! You can order it now from AMAZON.COM or buy it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY's online store! If you choose the latter, you will receive the Blu-ray TWO-WEEKS EARLY with a COLLECTIBLE POSTER featuring this release's new artwork!

Now let's all celebrate this release with Ricardo Autobahn's THE GOLDEN AGE OF VIDEO, which features dialogue from a variety of TV shows and films, including THE CAR, THE CAR, THE CAR, THE CAR, THE CAR, THE CAR......

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Grey Matter Art's newest poster will drive you MAD, MAN!

Grey Matter Art will be at Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, NJ this weekend! If you attend, swing by their table to grab one of their new MADMAN posters! Limited to 60 copies (for $35 apiece), this kick-ass print features artwork by Nathan Thomas Milliner. You know you want Madman Marz hanging on your wall at home, so don't miss out on this!

Also,  there is a MADMAN Reunion at Chiller so you can totally have Producer Gary Sales and several cast members (including Madman Marz himself, Paul Ehlers) sign your poster! If you won't be able to attend Chiller Theatre, don't sweat it, a limited number of posters will be available on Grey Matter Art's website Thursday (Oct. 22nd) at 1:00 PM EST! They will cost an additional $20 if you buy them online, and if you want any autographs on it, add an additional $15 for each signature!

Without further ado, here's the kick-ass new MADMAN poster:

As an added bonus, Grey Matter Art is teaming up with Cavity Colors to put this design on 150 shirts! If you want one, order ASAP because there will NOT be a reprinting! Once they are gone; they are gone forever! Here's what the shirt looks like:

CLICK HERE to order it for $25.00! If you're one of the first fifty to buy one, you will get a cool 5-inch "Blood Axe" vinyl sticker absolutely free!

Also, to anyone attending Hudson Horror Show in December (as of my posting this, there are still a few tickets left!), Grey Matter Art will have a table there, and will be selling some of their beautiful posters! Even if you can't get a ticket, the vendors areas are still open to the public, so come on down to the Empire South Hills 8 on Saturday, December 12th and buy something to spruce up your man-cave / movie room!

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/20/2015!

11 MORE DAYS 'TIL HALL-O-WEEN! SIL-VER SHAM-ROCK! Yes, you read that right: 11 MORE DAYS UNTIL HALLOWEEN IS HERE! And what better way to celebrate than by bulking up your collection of Horror films on DVD and Blu-ray?!

This week we've got a lot of good stuff from Scream Factory, including THE LARRY FESSENDEN COLLECTION, and collector's edition releases of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT and TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD! Want some classic horror? Well Kino Lorber has you covered with their new Blu-ray of THE OBLONG BOX featuring Vincent Price!

But if you're looking to take a break from your Horror marathon, you've got plenty to look forward to this week as well! Get your copy of JURASSIC WORLD (or the entire four-film JURASSIC PARK COLLECTION), or pick up the new BACK TO THE FUTURE boxed set! Plus there are various bargain-priced boxed sets coming out as well, which will allow you to fill any gaps in your Godzilla movie collection, or bulk up on Horror and Sci-Fi titles! There's something for everyone this week!

Scroll on down to see the full list of this week's genre releases, and then get excited because Halloween is almost here!

Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures (Regular and Limited Editions)
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F
I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine
Jurassic Park: The Complete Collection
Jurassic World
Kwaidan (Criterion Collection)
The Oblong Box
Slam Dance
The Vatican Tapes
Z for Zachariah

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Collector's Edition)
Stephen King's A Good Marriage
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

Attack of the Giant Leeches
Don't Look in the Basement
The Final Destination Collection
I Was a Teenage Zombie
Last Wolf of Ezo
Legend of the Rollerblade 7
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1
The Oddysey: Season 1
Rotor Dr1

The Larry Fessenden Collection
Contains: Habit, No Telling, Wendigo, and The Last Winter.

12-Film Horror Pack
Contains: Day of the Dead, Deadtime Stories V.1, Asylum of the Dead, The Occupants, Parts Per Billion, Dead Within, Deadline, Apocalypse of the Dead, Buck Wild, Germ-Z, Death From Above, and Deadtime Stories V.2.

12-Film Sci-Fi Pack
Contains: The Donner Party, Icetastrophe, Polar Storm, Shark Hunter, Blast Vegas, Sharks in Venice, Spiders 3D, EarthStorm, Hydra, Ice Twisters, Ninja Apocalypse, Parts Per Billion.

The Spider-Man Five Movie Collection
Contains: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Toho Godzilla Collection Vol. 1
Contains: Godzilla and Mothra - The Battle for Earth, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla, The Rebirth of Mothra, and Rebirth of Mothra II.

Toho Godzilla Collection Vol. 2
Contains: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Godzilla 2000, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack, Godzilla: Final Wars, and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Monday, October 19, 2015


This has been a really solid year for the Horror genre, at least on the indie side of things. While studios continue to foist remakes and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY sequels upon us, the smaller guys are delivering the goods! THE FINAL GIRLS was great! TALES OF HALLOWEEN was fun, though had its share of flaws; the same goes for A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY! I've been hearing nothing but great things about DEATHGASM, and Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO has quickly garnered a cult following of its own!

With that said, here's a few new genre flicks to keep an eye out for. Oh and.... STAR WARS!!!

Good werewolf flicks are few and far between, especially these days. In the 80s we had THE HOWLING, SILVER BULLET, TEEN WOLF, and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. In the 90s we had BAD MOON, WOLF, and ahm... PROJECT METALBEAST?

Then in the 2000's there was a resurgence of lycanthrope cinema with the UNDERWORLD films, the GINGER SNAPS trilogy, Wes Craven's terrifically awful CURSED, and Neil Marshall's action-packed DOG SOLDIERS.

And now we have HOWL, a tale about a train stuck in the middle of nowhere, and under attack from werewolves! I'm not sure I'm sold on the werewolf designs yet (I call them "Rawhead Rex-Wolves"), but it looks like it could be a gory good time! It's been released in the UK with a stateside DVD/Blu-ray release likely sometime in 2016! I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one!

Sony's latest is due out in time for Halloween (in select theaters and Video On Demand October 30th), and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. When aliens invade the town of Dillford, Ohio, the citizens must pull together to fight them off. This proves problematic because the town's population is made up of humans, zombies, and vampires! Watch humanity and the undead pull together to fight a common foe in this new Horror-Comedy!

December cannot get here fast enough! STAR WARS characters new and old unite for the seventh film in the franchise! Though the Galactic Empire is defeated, a new power has risen from its ashes! Who is Kylo Ren? Who is in charge of the new stormtrooper legions?! And who are the heroes that will rise up to challenge the new villains?!

I'm nervous (who wouldn't be after the disastrous prequels?) but also excited. I think J.J. Abrams was the right man for the job, and I hope that he breathes new life into the franchise. I want more quality STAR WARS movies dammit!

Scope out that newest official trailer below, and let the feelings of nostalgia wash over you!

That's it for now! Check back again soon for more news, trailers, and more!

Friday, October 16, 2015


After a four-year hiatus, After Dark Films is teaming with 20th Century Fox to bring you EIGHT (new) FILMS TO DIE FOR! These eight horror flicks are now available in select theaters, Digital HD, and Video On Demand, with DVD releases expected on Oct. 27th! Here's the lowdown on these new additions to the After Dark catalog:

It's been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world's population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on, as most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated into "zones" and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of quelling a second outbreak.

When a group of young people camping in the ruins of a medieval Turkish town play a party game called 'Murder in the Dark', they soon discover that someone is taking the game too far... Produced in an experimental shooting style, this murder-mystery features a cast of actors who were not allowed to see the script. The actors' choices interactively changed the shape of the story. They had to use clues to solve the mystery laid out before them by the filmmakers.

When a little girl dies, her family gathers to mourn the loss. Yet the pain is not forgotten and a vengeful demon spirit takes possession of a vulnerable family member tearing at the ties that bind them all together. One by one, it forces each family member to confess to his or her buried lies and face the morbid consequences of their sins.

As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with "Fun Under the Son", a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.

Emily is a high-school student with a penchant for drawing gruesome pictures in her sketchbook. There's a reason for her obsession with horrific images: Her father Tom once went on a murder spree and is now residing in a mental hospital. On a night she's home alone babysitting her mute little brother, Tom escapes and targets Emily and her friends during a bloody killing rampage.

A morally ambiguous corporation experiments with genetic modification resulting in the advent of a bloodthirsty man-hunting creature. When the creature escapes, a group of unsuspecting Alaskan natives and their inexperienced guests, which includes a high-maintenance celebrity photographer and a pair of models, becomes prey for the abomination in a horrifying game of cat and mouse.

Five strangers - newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways - become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes his presence known in an isolated mountain town.

A U.S. solider returns home from captivity to find that his best friend and fellow former POW has gone AWOL. While out on an annual hunting trip with his friend’s father and some extended family, the group comes under attack by an ancient Native American curse that has mysterious connections to his best friend’s heritage and the prison in which the soldiers were once held captive.

Hmm... we've got zombies, masked murderers, genetic monstrosities, demons, and (possibly) a Wendigo! I am totally game for all of these flicks! Peep the trailer below and get excited!

You can start enjoying these EIGHT FILMS TO DIE FOR by clicking HERE (or by ordering them through the VOD or Digital HD service of your choice). CLICK HERE to find out if a theater near you will be playing any or all of the eight titles listed above!

Enjoy, and get psyched because Halloween is just over two weeks away!

Thursday, October 15, 2015


UPDATES: Screening schedule located at the bottom of this post + New event poster revealed!

Hudson Horror Show is returning to its stomping grounds at the Empire South Hills 8 on Saturday, December 12th! Their last all-day film fest sold out (in 90 minutes!),  as did their recent double feature at the Alamo Drafthouse), so it's no shocker that the Hudson Horror crew expect another sell-out show this time around! Though twice as many tickets will be available, expect them to be gone within days of availability! Wait what? Did I just say TWICE as many?

Yes I did, and that's because all six of the day's films will be screened on TWO SEPARATE SCREENS! You see, Hudson Horror Show has become one of the most highly-anticipated events on the East Coast, and as a result, has outgrown its current home. But the Empire South Hills 8 has been such a great venue that Chris Alo and friends didn't want to take the show elsewhere, so showing films on two screens just seemed to make a whole lot of sense!

I'm sure you're super curious about how this is all going to work, and I shall explain, but first (as stated in my Hudson Horror Survival Guide) you need to GET YOUR TICKETS ASAP! To do that, you'll have to visit the official Hudson Horror Show site ( on Saturday, October 17th at 11:00 AM EST. When you order, there will be TWO BUTTONS to click on (Theater #1 and Theater #6), so plan accordingly. If you're bringing friends with you, make sure you buy tickets for the same theater!

As for the 35mm prints being shown, rest easy knowing that BOTH theaters will be showing the SAME SIX MOVIES, but the lineup on each screen will be different! So while you're gazing at the insanity of DEMONOID, your pals in the other theater will be enjoying the tunes of Sorcery during STUNT ROCK! And while your night may end with HALLOWEEN II, mine could end with Walter Hill's THE WARRIORS. Regardless of which theater you're sitting in, you will see ALL SIX FILMS IN 35MM!

Also, start times will be staggered for both theaters: One will kick things off fifteen minutes early, while the second screen will kick things off fifteen minutes later. This is being attempted in the hopes that the snack bar and bathrooms don't get jammed up, since more people will be attending than ever before!

I know this is all kind of crazy, but I think it's a solid plan, and hopefully I've explained it clearly enough. If not, drop me a line at And if I don't have the answers, send your inquiries to, and get the facts straight from the horse's mouth!

So what is being shown at the 12th edition of Poughkeepsie's famous Hudson Horror Show? I'm glad you asked!

DEMONOID - Presented by Vinegar Syndrome (who will vending at this show, and selling copies of their new DEMONOID blu-ray!), this 1981 horror flick from Mexico is crazy! After discovering an ancient Satanic temple, miners unleash "Satan's Left Hand" upon the world! The  hand possesses people, then kills them when they attempt to have it removed. This movie is hilariously bonkers and should make for a great time!

STUNT ROCK - Australian stuntman Grant Page stars as himself in this once lost 80s classic, where he comes to America to do stunts for heavy metal band SORCERY (who did the soundtrack to ROCKTOBER BLOOD)! I've never seen this one before but I'm really looking forward to it!

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 - Presented by The B-Movie Film Vault (a.k.a. ME!), this is one of the most important slasher films of the 80s! Years after the events of FRIDAY THE 13TH, a new group of counselors settles in near the ruins of Camp Crystal Lake (now referred to as "Camp Blood"). Despite warnings, the "teens" venture off to the old camp and incur the wrath of the sack-masked Jason Voorhees! This is Jason's big screen debut, and it features one of my fave onscreen deaths! I can't wait to see this with an audience!

HALLOWEEN II - This sequel picks right up from where the original left off. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the sole survivor of Michael Myers' killing spree, is taken to the hospital. Meanwhile Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) continues to seek out his psychotic mental patient, who is still on the loose and looking to murder Laurie. Why is Michael Myers so intent on murdering Laurie Strode?! See HALLOWEEN II to find out!

THE WARRIORS - A gang has to fight their way through the mean streets of New York and back to their home turf on Coney Island when they are framed for the murder of a major gang leader. Finally, I can see the unaltered theatrical cut of Walter Hill's cult classic in 35mm! JOY!

- The mystery movie never fails to deliver the goods, and there's been so many cool ones over the past few years. Will it have vampires or killer animals? Is it a slasher flick? A Horror anthology? You won't know until the projector fires up!

As always, each film will be preceded with contests and giveaways, as well as cool 35mm trailer reels, and there will also be plenty of vendors selling toys, DVDs, Blu-rays, posters, clothing, and other collectibles! So get your tickets, put aside some spending money, and save the date!

Once again tickets go on sale this coming Saturday (October 17th) at 11:00 AM EST at! Don't miss out! Pre-order your tickets as soon as they become available, and maybe I'll see you in Poughkeepsie in December!

Note: Movie times are tentative and subject to change.

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM: DEMONOID (presented by Vinegar Syndrome)
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM: Break #1
2:05 PM  - 3:45 PM: STUNT ROCK
3:45 PM - 4:05 PM: Break #2
4:05 PM - 5:55 PM: MYSTERY MOVIE
5:55 PM  - 6:15 PM: Break #3
6:15 PM  - 8:15 PM: HALLOWEEN II
8:15 PM  - 8:40 PM: Break #4
8:40 PM - 10:30 PM: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (presented by The B-Movie Film Vault)
10:30 PM - 10:45: Final Break!
10:45 PM  - 12:30 AM: THE WARRIORS

11:45 AM - 1:25 PM: STUNT ROCK
1:25 PM  - 1:45 PM: Break #1
1:45 PM  - 3:35 PM: MYSTERY MOVIE
3:35 PM - 3:55 PM: Break #2
3:55 PM - 5:25 PM: DEMONOID (presented by Vinegar Syndrome)
5:25 PM - 5:45 PM: Break #3
5:45 PM - 7:35 PM: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (presented by The B-Movie Film Vault)
7:35 PM - 8:00 PM: Break #4
8:00 PM - 10:00: THE WARRIORS
10:00 PM - 10:15 PM: Final Break!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Shout! Factory and Arcana Studio to release HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM in 2016!


Arcana Studio and Shout! Factory are teaming up to create an all-new animated feature based upon Arcana’s popular graphic novel, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM. Written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, this adaptation will introduce a new generation to the imaginative Lovecraft universe through the new animated adventures of a young Howard Lovecraft.

Shout! Factory will handle the cross-platform distribution when the film is completed, bringing this Lovecraftian tale to numerous formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Video on Demand, and perhaps even a limited theatrical release!

Here's the brief synopsis of the graphic novel that this animated film will be based on: "After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father's warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange, frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and grave danger. Alone and scared, Howard befriends a hideous creature he names Spot, who takes him to the castle of the king, where he is captured and sentenced to death."

If done right, this could be incredibly awesome! And, if it is well-received, then we very well could be seeing even more fun adventures of young Howard Lovecraft!

HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM is currently in pre-production, with a tentative release set for October of 2016! As I receive more info about this production, I'll be sure to share it here! Stay tuned for further updates Cthulhu fans!

Arcana Studio and Shout! Factory announced the casting of Golden Globe-winning actor Ron Perlman (FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, HELLBOY) and Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer (BEGINNERS, UP) in the upcoming animated film HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM. Perlman is set to voice the role of Shoggoth, and Plummer has been cast in the role of Dr. Herbert West! Too cool! 

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/13/2015!

Eighteen more days 'til Hall-O-Ween, Hall-O-Ween, Hall-O-Ween! Eighteen more days 'til Hall-O-Ween, Sil-Ver Sham-Rock! As the 31st draws near, I grow more and more excited, especially as studios and distributors continue releasing cool genre fare for all of us to enjoy! This week Scream Factory (check out their SHOCKTOBER SALE now!) gives us THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA on Blu-ray, while Synapse releases the double threat of MOSQUITO: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE!

Kino Classics delivers the goods with their new 2-disc Blu-ray of the original Lon Chaney PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and Troma tops off it's CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH TRILOGY with their new Blu-ray of the third entry: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SUBHUMANOID! Also, don't miss out Criterion's new Blu of Cronenberg's THE BROOD! That one is definitely a must-own!

There's plenty more to drool over, so scroll down and see what's new!

Bates Motel: Season 3
The Brood (Criterion Collection)
The Following: Season 3
Fright Flick
The Gallows
Heroes: The Complete Series
Malone (1987)
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Mosquito: 20th Anniversary Edition
Samurai Jam - Bakumatsu Rock: Complete Collection
San Andreas

Before Dawn
Beyond the Boundary: Complete Collection
Class of Nuke 'Em High III: The Good, The Bad, and The Subhumanoid
Edward Scissorhands: 25th Anniversary Edition
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Borders 3 & 4
The Phantom of the Opera (2-Disc)
Pro-Wrestlers vs. Zombies
The Return of Count Yorga
Theatre of the Deranged II

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
The Avenging Fist
The Bionic Woman: The Complete Series
Chicken Skin: The Movie
Chill: The Killing Games
Day 6
Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn
Hyde's Secret Nightmare
The Jail
Mary, Mary, Blood Mary
Neon Maniacs
Nightmare (1981 - 35th Anniversary Edition)
The Raid
The Sand
The Six-Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series

Cannon Films: 5-Film Collection
Contains: Cobra, Masters of the Universe, Over the Top, Bloodsport, and The Hitman.

Monday, October 12, 2015


October is almost halfway over, and the number of new quality genre releases has been astounding! Great films like TALES OF HALLOWEEN (available on Video On Demand on October 16th), THE FINAL GIRLS (read my review HERE; interview with the director HERE), and A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (now available on VOD) are reminding us that we need to really throw our support to independent filmmakers. They are the keepers of the flame!

With that said, here's a few trailers for a mix of big-budget productions and indie films that might get you excited!

This is a parody trailer (not for a real film sadly) but I couldn't help but share it! I'm not entirely sure this would work as a feature-length film, but even so, this trailer is hysterical! Four "teens" go to a secluded Evil Dead-style cabin in the woods, and find themselves attacked by a sexually repressed ghost that delivers horrifyingly harsh handjobs. Directed by Bennet Silverman, this Horror-parody has gone viral and surpassed over three million views on YouTube in less than a week! Give it a look below and have yourself a good laugh.

This is a proof of concept trailer for Japan's upcoming reboot of the Gamera franchise. The CGI is surprisingly good, and it looks like the titanic terrapin is in good hands! Details on the actual film have yet to be announced, but I hope it goes in this direction. Watch as an army of Gyaos descend upon Tokyo to feast on puny humans, and run afoul of a certain gigantic, tusked, fire-breathing turtle!

Kurt Russell (still sporting his awesome mustache from THE HATEFUL EIGHT) stars in this critically acclaimed Horror-Western, where a group of men ride out to save some captives from a cannibalistic tribe of cave dwellers. It looks pretty intense, and I've been hearing great things! BONE TOMAHAWK will see a limited theatrical release and same day Video on Demand release on October 23rd! Peep the trailer below and get excited!

The popular parody novel from 2009 is now a feature-length film from Lionsgate. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is getting a theatrical release on February 5th of next year, and follows the tale of two lovers from different social classes in 19th Century, zombie-infested England. Honestly, I'm really "zombied out" at this point and don't have a ton of interest in this, but hey, it's gotta be better than ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE SLAYER, right? Check out the teaser below and decide for yourself.

That's it for now! Check back soon for more trailers and news!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/06/2015!

The first round of genre releases for October are out, and there's something for everyone on DVD & Blu-ray! Scream Factory has just released the cannibal-comedy GRAVY, and Kino Lorber's given us a nice Blu-ray release of BURNT OFFERINGS, a personal fave of mine, which features Oliver Reed moving his family into a haunted house of sorts.

Warner Home Video has recently upped their game, and put out a nice four-film Blu-ray set of Hammer Horror titles, including THE MUMMY, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, and TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA. (As an added bonus, if you don't want the set, you can buy each film separately.)

But I've just scratched the surface because there's a ton of awesome new stuff available right now, featruing superheroes (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON), zombies (BURYING THE EX), hauntings (WE ARE STILL HERE), and monsters (TREMORS 5: BLOODLINES)! Scroll on down to see what's new, and pick up a few titles to help get you into the spirit of the Halloween season!

American Horror Story: Freakshow
The Anomaly
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bad Man's River
Blunt Force Trauma
Brynhildr in the Darkness: Complete Collection
Burnt Offerings
Burying the Ex
Captain Apache
Children of the Night
Dark Places
Eli Roth Presents.... The Stranger
Final Girl
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn & Nightfall (Double Feature)
Insidious: Chapter 3
Last Shift
Navy Seals vs. Zombies
Nobunaga the Fool: Collection 2
Penny Dreadful: Season 2
South Park: Season 18
Super Dimension Century Orguss: The Series
Tremors 5: Bloodlines
We Are Still Here

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Supreme Cinema Series
* Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
* Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
* Horror Classics: Volume 1 (4 Hammer Horror Titles)
Jackie Chan's First Strike
* The Mummy
Rumble in the Bronx
Spartacus: Restored Edition
* Taste the Blood of Dracula

Bela Lugosi Double Feature: The Mysterious Mr. Wong & Scared to Death
Dead Rising: Watchtower
Descendants of Darkness: Complete Collection
Fire City: End of Days
The Headless Horseman (1922), Spooked, & The Headless Horseman (1934) Triple Feature
How to Kill a Zombie
The Invoking 2
Martian Land
Midnight Ghost Story
Old 37
The Undertaker (1988)

5-Movie Poltergeist Collection
Contains: Closets, Haunting Sarah, The House That Would Not Die, Evidence of a Haunting, and 3 AM: Inspired by a True Story.

Dark Spirits + 4 Movies
Contains: Dark Spirits, Ominous, Evidence of a Haunting, Death Dreams, and 3 AM: Inspired by a True Story.

Dragon Dynasty 5-Movie Collection
Contains: Born to Defense, The Legend II, The Defender, Once Upon a Time in China & America, and From Beijing with Love.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Scream Factory's SHOCKTOBER is here! Plus: Watch the new trailer for EASTER SUNDAY and Dr. Gangrene's DREADFUL HALLOWEGREEN SPECIAL!

Halloween will be here in just twenty-five days and everyone is getting into the spirit of the season! Scream Factory just kicked off their annual SHOCKTOBER SALE, with a multitude of their titles available at reduced prices. You can check out their weekly sales HERE, or take advantage of their STONE COLD DEALS which will last all month long! Don't put this off fellow collectors; it's time to fill those gaps in your Scream Factory collections!

On October 16th at the FOUR STATES SLASHER CON, writer/director/actor Jeremy Todd Morehead will premiere his new comedic slasher flick, EASTER SUNDAY. Featuring Ari Lehman (the first Jason Voorhees) and the late Robert Z'Dar (the MANIAC COP trilogy), this indie horror flick has partying teens resurrecting the spirit of a bunny-masked murderer. Well.... if it's one thing we've been lacking in the Horror genre, it's Easter-themed fright flicks! Scope out the trailer below!

Finally, to help get you in the holiday spirit, here's a fun little Halloween special featuring TV horror hosts Penny Dreadful and Dr. Gangrene! Both hosts must work together to save Halloween before it is lost.... FOREVER!

And as an added bonus, here's a new Halloween PSA from Dr. Gangrene, chock full of safety tips for all you trick or treaters!

That's it for now, but expect more news and fun Halloween-oriented posts as we inch closer to our all-time favorite holiday!

Grey Matter Art unveils exclusive new Cocaine Fiends and Marvel prints for New York Comic-Con!

Continuing their tradition of excellence, Grey Matter Art has revealed their New York Comic-Con exclusives that will be available at their booth from October 8th - 11th! Man, these prints are BEAUTIFUL! If you attend NYCC, get out your map and look for their booth:

Grey Matter Art's first exclusive is Timothy Pittides' new poster for the classic anti-drug propaganda film, THE COCAINE FIENDS. There's only 75 of these in existence, and they are going for a mere $35.00 apiece! Scope it out below.

Not your cup of tea? Well don't fret because Grey Matter Art has got you covered! Scope out these crazy awesome Marvel posters, featuring Captain America, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Venom! There is only one version of the cool Spidey vs. Venom poster, but the Cap and Guardians prints come in three "flavors:" Regular, Variant, and Foil!

Raid71's Spider-Man vs. Venom print looks like it could be a panel right out of a classic Spider-Man adventure. Limited to 130 prints at $40 each, this would look great on any comic fan's wall! Check it out!

Next up is Matt Ferguson's kick-ass CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER poster! The regular edition is limited to 200 copies at $50 each, the variant is limited to 125 at $70 each, and there will only be 100 foil prints available, each going for $100! It looks great! Matt Ferguson, I salute you!




Finally, there's Tom Whalen's fantastic GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mondo-style prints. The regular version is limited to 325 prints at $50 each, the variant is limited to 175 at $75 each, and the foil edition is limited to 100 copies at the cost of $100 each! I think it looks pretty damned cool, and love how it incorporates nearly everything into the design. The heroes, villains, Infinity Stone, and even Peter Quill's ship "The Milano" are all there!




All of these prints will be available this weekend at NYCC. If any are left, you will be able to order them through Grey Matter Art's website on Monday, October 12th between noon and 1:00 PM EST. Be sure to snag them before they're gone for good!