Friday, February 16, 2018

Synapse Films Brings UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY to Blu-ray this March!


PET SEMATARY is an amazing horror film, and over the years, I've become a big fan of it. It's equal parts heartbreaking and terrifying, and has cemented itself as a classic of a genre. The all-new UNEARTHED & UNTOLD documentary delves into the making of the film, with cast & crew interviews, location shoot visits, and more! Continue onward for the full specs & extras of this upcoming Synapse release!

Synopsis: It's true that sometimes dead is better, but for two New England filmmakers, the story of Stephen King's PET SEMATARY was far too alluring to leave buried. That's why John Campopiano and Justin White spent nearly five years seeking to uncover the story - from book, to film, to cult status - amounting to the most comprehensive look at the horror classic ever produced.

UNEARTHED AND UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY is both an in-depth independent documentary and celebration of King's classic tale of terror, told through the voices of cast and crew from the 1989 hit film, as well as locals in Maine - the place where it all started. In addition to first time ever interviews, tours of the many iconic locations used in the film and never-before-seen photographs and home video from the set, this film explores the impact PET SEMATARY has not only on horror fans, but scholars of Stephen King's work.

Featuring interviews with director Mary Lambert, stars Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff, Miko Hughes, Brad Greenquist, Andrew Hubatsek, Susan Blommaert, the Berdahl twins, Michael Lombard and MANY MORE!

This documentary will blow your mind!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 97 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround

  • Audio Commentary with Creators John Campopiano & Justin White!
  • Podcast Commentary with Creators John Campopiano & Justin White!
  • Edited / Alternate Scenes
  • Video Interview with Creators John Campopiano & Justin White.
  • PET TALES – From the Cutting Room Floor Featurette
  • PET SEMATARY Location Photo Compilation
  • Documentary Poster Art Concepts
  • Rare On-Set Video Footage from Rhonda Carter.
  • Documentary Sizzle Reel
  • Promotional Trailer
  • Reversible Art Design by Alexandros Pyromallis. (Pictured top left of this post.)
Synapse's all-region Blu-ray of UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY will be released on Tuesday, March 13th! If you are a fan of the movie, you need to see this documentary! Order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!

First Details Revealed for HUNTING SEASON!

Click poster to enlarge.

A new THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME-type film is in the works from Megan Freels Johnston, the writer/director of THE ICE CREAM TRUCK and REBOUND. Casting is still underway for the film, which will be produced by Look At Me Films.

Synopsis: Deanna Russo (THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, Being Human, REST STOP) is set to team up once again with director Megan Freels Johnston for HUNTING SEASON. The film is a chilling story of a single girl whose weekend getaway with her dashing new boyfriend at his family’s hunting lodge, puts her directly in their crosshairs. When she goes dark, her roommate tracks her to the lion’s den—just in time for dinner.

This is all the information we currently have about HUNTING SEASON, as it is still in the early stages of pre-production. We will keep you Vault Dwellers updated on this upcoming film as we receive further updates!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Are Now Proudly Part of The Criterion Collection!


The Criterion Collection always sets a high standard for the films they release on DVD and Blu-ray, and their latest discs are no exception! Romero's NIGHT has been completely restored, and comes with a second disc packed with amazing extras (including the NIGHT OF ANUBIS workprint)! THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS boasts a new 4K transfer with new and archival extras! File both of these under "must own!"


Synopsis: Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time!

A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.37:1)
Audio - Uncompressed LPCM Mono

  • NEW! 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, co-screenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner!
  • NEW! Restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner!
  • NEW! NIGHT OF ANUBIS - The never-before-presented workprint of the film with introduction by Producer Russell Streiner!
  • Audio commentary (from 1994) featuring director George A. Romero, Producer/Actor Karl Hardman, Actor Marilyn Eastman, and Co-writer John Russo.
  • Audio commentary (also from 1994) featuring Producer/Actor Russell Streiner, Production Manager Vincent Survinski, and actors Judith O'Dea, S.William Hinzman, Kyra Schon, and Keith Wayne.
Even the undead are shocked by the list of extras in this 2-disc set!
  • NEW! Light in the Darkness - Filmmakers Guillermo del Toro, Robert Rodriguez, and Frank Darabont have a roundtable discussion about the importance of Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
  • NEW! Learning From Scratch - Brand new interview with co-writer John Russo!
  • NEW! Tones of Terror - An interview with Producer Jim Cirronella, about the use of stock music in the film. 
  • NEW! Limitations Into Virtues - A visual essay featuring filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos.
  • Walking Like the Dead - Archival interviews with ten actors who portrayed zombies in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
  • Tomorrow - Excerpts from NBC's "Tomorrow" show, featuring directors George Romero and Don Coscarelli.
  • Higher Learning - Archival interview with director George Romero from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Duane Jones - Archival audio interview with actor Duane Jones from 1987.
  • Judith Ridley - Archival interview with actress Judith Ridley from 1994.
  • Venus Probe - A 1967 newsreel detailing the real-life findings of the Mariner 5 space craft in Venus' atmosphere.
  • Never-before-seen 16mm dailies reel!
  • TV Newsreel
  • Two original theatrical trailers
  • Two TV Spots
  • Five vintage radio spots.
  • Collectible poster featuring an essay ("Mere Anarchy is Loosed") on the back, by critic Stuart Klawans.
Criterion's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Blu-ray is the last copy of the film you will ever have to purchase. The cover art, extras, and brand new 4K remastered transfer are all top-notch - this is truly the definitive release of Romero's groundbreaking classic! NIGHT's price range varies wildly (from $18 - $30) and is available at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD!


Synopsis: In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career.

As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS swept the Academy Awards (best picture, director, screenplay, actress, actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 119 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • NEW! 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto!
  • NEW! New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh.
  • Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.
  • Thirty-eight minutes of deleted scenes.
  • Original theatrical trailer

  •  Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew: Jonathan Demme and Jodie Foster, Inside the Labyrinth, Page to Screen, Scoring "The Silence," Understanding the Madness.
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Storyboards
  • Exclusive to this release: A book with intro by Foster, an essay by critic Amy Taubin, pieces from 2000 and 2013 by author Thomas Harris on the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter, and a 1991 interview with Jonathan Demme!
Criterion's impressive THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Blu-ray is now available (for $24 - $30) wherever discs are sold! You can grab a copy now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018



Rated PG-13 | Color | 90 minutes

Decades ago, when I was a fervent collector of VHS tapes, I would scour the tables and racks of various video stores and liquidation outlets. This allowed me to build up my collection fairly quickly (and cheaply), and I discovered many obscure titles that still haven't made the leap to DVD or Blu-ray to this day!

One such film that stuck with me over the years was an odd romantic comedy called MY DEMON LOVER. Once I read that it featured Scott Valentine from Family Ties (he played Nick Moore) as a horny demon, I was sold! However thirty years have passed since this bizarre gem hit theaters, and no one has bothered to put it out on Blu-ray disc! This will not stand!

Synopsis: Denny (Michele Little - SWEET REVENGE, RADIOACTIVE DREAMS, APOLLO 13) doesn't have much luck with love. (Maybe it's because she's named after a restaurant chain?) But after her most recent breakup, she meets Kaz (Scott Valentine - TO SLEEP WITH A VAMPIRE, CARNOSAUR 3: PRIMAL SPECIES, Black Scorpion), a homeless street musician with a startling secret: Whenever he becomes aroused, he sprouts horns, claws, and wings!

Eventually Denny starts falling for her demon lover, but their relationship hits a bump when the bodies of women start piling up around New York City! Is Kaz losing control of his lustful alter-ego, or is another culprit on the loose? Either way, he must find the answer in order to clear his conscience, find true love, and break his curse!

My Demon Lover Image borrowed from Badmovies.Org!
"For the last time, NO I'm not William Katt!"

It's been a while since I last watched MY DEMON LOVER Vault Dwellers, but I do have some fond recollections of it. While Scott Valentine is kind of out of his element, the movie does have a fun premise and some surprisingly good practical effects. Though I can't classify this movie as some long lost classic, I feel like MY DEMON LOVER has been unfairly cast aside, and is more than deserving of a legit Blu-ray release!

Availability: Originally released on VHS (and Laserdisc?!) by RCA/Columbia Home Video, MY DEMON LOVER would get a second go on video tape in 1998 when it was re-released by New Line Home Video. Imagine my absolute shock when I discovered that it is currently available to stream (or buy) on Amazon Instant Video, and has also been released as part of the Warner Archive Collection (on DVD-R)!

Current Rights Holder: Warner Bros. New Line Cinema produced and distributed MY DEMON LOVER back in 1987. In 2008, they merged with Warner, and a mere four years later, this film became part of the Warner Archive Collection.

My Demon Lover image borrowed from BadMovies.Org!
Love can be ugly sometimes.

Blu-ray Wishlist:
  • A new 2K scan of the film from an archival print or interpositive. 
  • Audio commentary by director Charlie Loventhal.
  • Interviews with screenwriter Leslie Ray, director Charlie Loventhal, and main cast members (i.e. Scott Valentine, Michele Little, Robert Trebor, and Gina Gallego)
  • Interview with some of the special effects team, including: Robert Calvert, Doug Drexler, and John Caglione Jr.
  • Intimate Strangers Music Video for "Let Go." (As seen HERE.)
  • Original theatrical trailer
I can't possibly be the only person that enjoys this silly romantic creature feature can I? If so, then I guess we're stuck with what is essentially a legal bootleg that lacks any extras. BUT if enough people show interest, then perhaps we can get the WB to give MY DEMON LOVER a nice shiny Blu-ray release! If you're up to the task, start bugging the powers that be: Contact Warner Bros. on Facebook and Twitter, and Warner Archive on Facebook and Twitter as well!

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/13/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Happy Valentine's Day Vault Dwellers! This week, all of our favorite labels have shown how much they love us with a slew of awesome new titles! The Criterion Collection continues their streak of excellence with the definitive releases of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, while Arrow Video gives us Special Edition Blu-rays of RE-ANIMATOR, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, and Volume One of SEIJUN SUZUKI: THE EARLY YEARS!

Kino Lorber answers back with a bunch of new titles, including BABY: SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND, V.I. WARSHAWSKI, CHAOS / DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT, and THE LAST HUNTER! Not to be outdone by the rest, Scream Factory shows up strong with DRAG ME TO HELL (COLLECTOR'S EDITION), GAMES (1967), and NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS!

Also, Warner Archive Collection finally delivers their unrated Blu-ray of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III today, and Unearthed Films debuts ATROZ and FRANCESCA! Along with a good number of direct-to-DVD fare, there's plenty to be excited about fellow collector's of physical media! Be sure to scroll down to see the full list of this week's DVD & Blu-ray releases!

Almost Dead
Alpha Gateway
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
Blade of the Immortal
Brotherhood of Blades II
Chaos / Don't Look in the Basement (Double Feature)
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time
Don't F*ck in the Woods
Food Wars: The Second Plate
Games (1967)
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Hellraiser: Judgment
Night of the Living Dead (Criterion Collection)
Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!
Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Collection)
Threads (Special Edition)
V.I. Warshawksi

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Special Edition)
The Blood Spattered Bride (Mondo Macabro)
Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death / Invasion of the Love Drones (Double Feature)
Deep Throat Part II / Pandora and the Magic Box (Double Feature)
The Demoniacs (Black House - Region B - 02/16)
Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Capaldi Years
Drag Me to Hell (Collector's Edition)
Halo Legends
The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray/Digital)
The Last Hunter
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Night of the Seagulls
Re-Animator (Special Edition)
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years - Vol.1: The Youth Movies

Another Super Hero Movie
Ares 11
Atomic Punks
Bloody Drama
The Curse of the Mummy Cat
Dangerous Lies: Vol. 2
Dark Shade Creek
Dark Shade Creek 2 (Oldskool Edition)
Deadrock Zombies
Evil Night: 25th Anniversary Edition
Grindhouse Nightmares
Hollywood Warrioress
Inside (2018)
Kids in the Hall: The Complete Series
Lovers Beyond Time (Mondo Macabro)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume VII
Pretty Fine Things
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? - The Complete Series
Smoking Tar
The Void: Volume II

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Scream Factory Offers Up a Trio of Fright Flicks Before Valentine's Day: DRAG ME TO HELL, GAMES, & NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS!


Scream Factory has a really strong release slate this year, and this week is no exception. Along with a 2-Disc Collector's Edition of Sam Riami's DRAG ME TO HELL, they're also releasing the obscure thriller GAMES, and the final entry into Amando De Ossorio's BLIND DEAD series, NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS! Read more about these three new Scream Factory releases below!


Synopsis: Christine Brown (Alison Lohman, OFFICER DOWNE) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long, JEEPERS CREEPERS), a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she has to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse. Now she has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment.

Director Sam Raimi (The EVIL DEAD Trilogy, DARKMAN) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance in the film that critics rave is "the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG-13 | Color | 99 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! HD Master Of The Theatrical Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate!
  • Production Diaries -  With Behind-the-scenes Footage And Interviews With Co-writer/director Sam Raimi, Actors Allison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver, Special Effects Guru Greg Nicotero, Director Of Photography Peter Deming, and More!
  • Vintage Interviews With Director Sam Raimi And Actors Alison Lohman And Justin Long.
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • NEW! HD Master Of The Unrated Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate!
  • NEW! To Hell And Back – An Interview With Actress Alison Lohman!
  • NEW! Curses! – An Interview With Actress Lorna Raver!
  • NEW! Hitting All The Right Notes – An Interview With Composer Christopher Young!
  • Still Gallery
DRAG ME TO HELL: COLLECTOR'S EDITION is now available at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and SHOUT! FACTORY. Pick up a copy today and enjoy hours of extras, plus two cuts of the film!

GAMES (1967)

Synopsis: "The Pieces Are in Place … The Die Is Cast." James Caan (THE GODFATHER, MISERY), Katharine Ross (THE GRADUATE, THE LEGACY) and Simone Signoret (ROOM AT THE TOP, DIABOLIQUE) star in this psychological thriller from the director of WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?

Paul (Caan) and Jennifer (Ross) are a pair of wealthy Upper East Side socialites who like to amuse themselves by playing twisted and occasionally sadistic mind games.

But when a mysterious woman (Signoret) shows up at their door and begins to exhibit uncanny psychic abilities, the rules change … and the stakes become higher – and deadlier – than ever before.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 100 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - ?

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
GAMES is also available now at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, and directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.



When a doctor and his wife move to a coastal village, they encounter strange and terrifying things: the town harbors an ancient evil that demands ritual sacrifice! For seven consecutive nights, the undead Knights Templar come from the sea to demand the horrific deaths of the town's young women.

Dr. Stein and his wife try to save one of the young women from her horrible fate. The final tale of the BLIND DEAD series (which also includes TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD, RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD, and THE GHOST GALLEON) comes to a haunting end.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 89 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

  • NEW! Audio Commentary By Rod Barnett And Troy Guinn Of The Podcast, NaschyCast!
  • Theatrical Trailer (In English)
NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS is currently out on Blu-ray (though one has to wonder if the other films, which have long been distributed by Blue Underground, are coming next) and can be purchased at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Interdimensional Invaders Attack Australia in Michael Miller's BATTALION!


This past week, High Octane Pictures released Michael Miller's BATTALION to DVD and VOD. This new Sci-Fi Actioner pits Earth's military forces against a robotic threat from another universe!

Epic in scope and shot on the cheap (roughly $50,000 Australian), BATTALION looks rather impressive! Could it be that we have a new Gareth Edwards (MONSTERS, 2014's GODZILLA) on our hands here?

Synopsis: "They Came from another World. Time to Send them Back." PACIFIC RIM meets INDEPENDENCE DAY in writer-director Michael Miller’s BATTALION, a special effects thrill ride filmed in Queensland, Australia!

When a devastating attack on Los Angeles by an army of machines from a parallel universe sparks a massive world war, Californian surfer John Blake joins up with the U.S. Marines to head across the Pacific to join the fight. Jesse Richardson (Riot Girl), Ellen Williams (WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD), and Michael Thomson (HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE) star!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 94 minutes | Region 1
Video - 480p Widescreen (Aspect Ratio N/A)
Audio - N/A

  • None.
BATTALION is now available on DVD at AMAZON or watch it digitally in high-definition on AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO.

Kino Classics Tops Mill Creek With Their New Blu-ray Release of BABY: SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND!


Already available on a relatively inexpensive Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment (that allegedly contains a BETTER transfer of the film than this release, but most likely used the same one), Kino Classics' disc offers up spiffy new cover art, 5.1 audio, and extras! As a fan of this film (I absolutely LOVED it as a kid) I'm tempted to buy this release, but I think I'll wait a bit for the price to drop. However, don't let that stop you from adding this (tonally odd) dino-classic to your collection!

Synopsis: Time is running out to save the greatest discovery in 200 million years! Join the thrilling expedition deep into the forbidding African jungle, where two modern scientists are on the trail of an amazing discovery! While studying rare fossils, they uncover a living, breathing legend - an enormous pair of Brontosauruses and a hatchling dinosaur alive in the heart of the rain forest! To protect this rare find, they must escape a world of unseen and certain danger. Through a tribe of mystical native warriors, and into the grasp of an evil scientist, it's the ultimate battle to survive!

This movie is guaranteed to make you love dinosaurs.... and hate humans.

Screen favorites Sean Young (BLADE RUNNER, NO WAY OUT) and William Katt (HOUSE, TV's The Greatest American Hero) ignite the screen in this entertaining adventure of gigantic proportions! Bill Norton (MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI) directed this exciting adventure for the whole family, co-starring the great Patrick McGoohan (TV's The Prisoner and Secret Agent).

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • NEW! Interview with star William Katt! 
  • NEW! Interview with director Bill Norton!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer 
BABY: SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND arrives on Blu-ray Tuesday, February 13th and is priced between $18 - $20! You can order a copy right now from AMAZON or BULLMOOSE!

Jared Master's 7 SCREENPLAYS - Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!


Jared Masters is the President of Frolic Pictures and released a book containing seven of his earliest screenplays last March! This 700-page book includes the scripts for DIE HIGH, CURIOUS AND LIKING IT, ZOOMLAND, BRATWURST, GERALD'S MISTRESS, THE JILTED LOVER, and ADDERALL: THE MOVIE.

Here's a message about the book from Jared Masters himself:

"It has been said that a screenwriter must write seven scripts before it “clicks” in their mind and finally something worthwhile may be created. Perhaps this knowledge holds merit because after writing all these I wrote SLINK, which was produced a few years later and gained some attention in the horror community.

It takes a great deal of time and energy to develop one’s style, and as I look back on these seven screenplays I see how I have grown as a writer but at the same time appreciate the vulnerability and freshness that blanket my early work. Perhaps someday some of them will be granted the highly coveted voice of the silver screen.

I started writing poetry in 2000, at the age of fourteen and soon took much interest in the screenwriting form. I read many books on the subject and, in 2003, based my first full-length script, DIE HIGH, on a personal experience that somewhat rattled me. I then adapted many of my preexisting poems into my next screenplay, CURIOUS AND LIKING IT. Its story is very experimental and unlike anything else I’ve yet attempted.

My interests in the bizarre and avant-garde seem to have continued in ZOOMLAND (originally titled ALONE IN A BOAT). I recently modified it to be somewhat of a children’s story and quite proud of it for its unique storyline and imaginative setting. I also tried my hand at more serious narrative dramas and dark comedies, such as GERALD'S MISTRESS, BRATWURST, and THE JILTED LOVER. These three have a similar tonality to them, and perhaps helped nurture my flare for dialogue.

NUDE ON THE MOON is now part of the
Grindhouse Collection from Jared Masters'
Frolic Pictures!
ADDERALL: THE MOVIE is definitely one of my most commercial, and I feel it could do well if made. It may be worth mentioning that these scripts were written with the intention of being sold to a major Hollywood studio.  When I realized how difficult it is to penetrate those gates I grew weary and concerned that my stories would never reach the distant light of a projector’s lamp.

I never had the intention or means to produce my own scripts, until one day in 2009, when I discovered a little film called NUDE ON THE MOON by Doris Wishman. The vast world of exploitation cinema was opened and a new realm of possibilities was revealed to me. Since then, I have produced a dozen feature films, all which I have written, but written with the budget in mind.

This is a concept many writers simply cannot grasp, and that may be fine for them, but for me it was essential in turning a stack of paper most people would have no desire to read, into an actual movie many are willing to experience. Some writers have been fortunate to have their very first script produced to great success, but this is comparable to a freak accident, and certainly won’t apply to most. It makes sense to me that if you write long enough, and hard enough, something will eventually be considered truly good."

7 SCREENPLAYS is currently available in paperback at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE. If you're a fan of Jared's films (e.g. AFTER SCHOOL MASSACRE, BALLET OF BLOOD, HOLLYWOOD A GOGO), or are an aspiring screenwriter, then you may just want to get yourself a copy ASAP!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Arrow Video Gives H.G. Lewis' GRUESOME TWOSOME a Special Edition Worth Owning!


I've only seen a handful of H.G. Lewis' films (and briefly met him once), and while I can't say I love them, I do appreciate The Godfather of Gore's contributions to cinema! Because without BLOOD FEAST, "splatter flicks" may never have taken off, and the Horror genre as a whole would have been duller for it. That being said, THE GRUESOME TWOSOME sounds like a good time, and Arrow Video's Blu-ray of the film is definitely a winner!

Synopsis: After dabbling in the unlikely world of children’s entertainment with the likes of Jimmy, the Boy Wonder and The Magic Land of Mother Goose, in 1967 “Godfather of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis returned to genre he helped create with the delightfully depraved THE GRUESOME TWOSOME!

The young women of a small-town American college have more than just split-ends to worry about… Down at the Little Wig Shop, the batty Mrs. Pringle and her socially-inept son Rodney are procuring only the finest heads of hair – by scalping the local co-eds! Can they be stopped before they clear the entire campus of luxuriant-haired ladies?

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 72 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Frank Zito would approve of Mrs. Pringle's methods!

  • Bonus Feature! 1967’s A TASTE OF BLOOD!
  • Introductions to the films by HG Lewis.
  • Archival audio commentaries for both films by HG Lewis.
  • Peaches Christ Flips Her Wig! – San Francisco performer Peaches Christ on THE GRUESOME TWOSOME.
  • It Came from Florida – Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (SCALPS, THE ALIEN DEAD) on Florida Filmmaking.
  • HG Lewis vs. the Censors – HG Lewis discusses some of the pitfalls of the blood-and-guts business including local censorship and angry moviegoers.
  • Trailers and radio spot
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil.
Arrow's Special Edition release of THE GRUESOME TWOSOME is currently available everywhere Blu-ray discs are sold, and costs anywhere from $22 - $28! Order your copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Watch the Teaser Trailer for Upcoming Psychological Thriller, THE DARKEST NOTHING: PARAPHRENIA!


I recently received a press release for this new film and I really don't know what to make of it Vault Dwellers. It's certainly out of my comfort zone of slasher flicks and creature features, and yet... I find myself intrigued by it. Continue onward to learn more about THE DARKEST NOTHING: PARAPHRENIA and satisfy your own curiosity in the process!

Synopsis: After taking revenge for his 7-year old daughter, William “Neuron” creates a controversial web show, the first real RED ROOM with live video streaming. He and his crew are focusing on psychological terror and how the human mind works, by using snuff and horror techniques (dangerous illegal methods and gore).

The first live psycho-terror session focuses on Judy, a girl who suffers from the Fregoli Syndrome, and is incapable of distinguishing between fiction and reality. Her long journey in morbidity, her visits in the Dark Web and her obsession for horror fiction and movies, have completely destroyed her personality. "Neuron" forces her to revive her experiences in the flesh, while his crew is mangling her body for the viewers of this nasty website.

It doesn’t matter what is real and what is fake. This is the closest anybody can ever get to the truth about the dark side of the human mind... The movie is a unique exercise in absolute suspense, with no boundaries, and is focusing on real events, real crimes, real Deep and Dark Web incidents, videos and movies/music, and how they all affect us. THE DARKEST NOTHING: PARATHRENIA is an adrenaline-filled hundred minutes that never lets up, and is tougher than any cyber crime thriller you have ever witnessed before!

Stills, Trailer, & Official Clip:
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On May 1st, THE DARKEST NOTHING: IDEOPHRENIA is going to be released. This 35-minute Action-Thriller (featuring a pig-masked madman called "Butcher") will then lead into the events of the feature-length PARAPHRENIA (October 8th), which will then be followed by THE DARKEST NOTHING: FEAR (December 1, 2018). For more information on these films, visit the Official Website, and subscribe to the Incubofilms YouTube Channel.

Adam Green's VICTOR CROWLEY Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray!


Over the years I've become a big fan of Adam Green. While I wasn't entirely sold on HATCHET, he slowly won me over with its sequels, FROZEN, DIGGING UP THE MARROW, and the truly awesome content on his YouTube Channel. (The Scary Sleepover series is the best!) And now the fourth chapter of the HATCHET series is here: Rejoice, for VICTOR CROWLEY has returned!

Synopsis: A decade after surviving Victor Crowley's rampage in Honey Island Swamp, Andrew (Parry Shen) has authored a controversial book about his ordeal. Though things seem to be going Andrew's way, bad luck strands him back in the swamp, where Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more!

VICTOR CROWLEY features Felissa Rose (SLEEPAWAY CAMP), Laura Ortiz (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, Holliston), Dave Sheridan (SCARY MOVIE), and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13TH VII - JASON X), and is sure to please fans of previous installments!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 83 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

  • Cast commentary with Writer/Director Adam Green, and actors Parry Shen, Laura Ortiz, and Dave Sheridan.
  • Technical commentary with Writer/Director Adam Green, Cinematographer Jan-Michael Losada, Editor Matt Latham, and Make-Up F/X Artist Rober Pendergraft.
  • Raising the Dead... Again: An Interview with Adam Green.
  • Behind the scenes footage.
  • Theatrical trailer
VICTOR CROWLEY is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack! You can order a copy now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! (Note: As of my posting this, Amazon still has it for the incredibly low price of $11.99!)

SAFE INSIDE Now Streaming on For FREE (for Prime Members)!


Because I spend so much dough at Amazon (it's impossible not to when you post about upcoming DVD & Blu-ray titles every week!), it was a no-brainer to sign up for Amazon Prime. (CLICK HERE to try a 30-Day Free Trial!) Along with unlimited two-day shipping on nearly anything, there are other benefits: You can borrow Kindle e-books, and stream over a million songs, as well as thousands of TV shows and movies for absolutely free!

And speaking of freebies... a recent Tempe Entertainment title is now streaming on Amazon Video free of charge for a limited time. So take advantage and give SAFE SPACE a look won't you?

Synopsis: With winks to slow-burn 70s suspense classics like BURNT OFFERINGS and DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, SAFE INSIDE follows an already disturbed man through one unfortunate night of creaking walls and lurking shadows in the home of his deceased mother. He suspects something is in the house with him, but will anyone believe someone whose mind has already cracked?

SAFE INSIDE stars Chris Harder (EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES), Brinke Stevens (BODY DOUBLE, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE), Judith O’Dea (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), Tina Ona Paukstelis (ASWANG), Darcey Vanderhoef (OCTOBER MOON), Karen Dilloo (5 DARK SOULS), and Jerod Howard (HOME ALONE 3).

The thireenth film written and directed by Jason Paul Collum (SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS), SAFE INSIDE joins the filmmaker’s other titles already available for streaming on Amazon Video, including OCTOBER MOON, OCTOBER MOON 2: NOVEMBER SON, SHY OF NORMAL, and SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT. Collum’s debut feature, the dark teen thriller 5 DARK SOULS, is also free to watch on Amazon!

CLICK HERE to stream SAFE INSIDE on Amazon, or if you prefer physical media, get it on DVD or Blu-ray! To see Tempe Entertainment's full digital catalog, CLICK HERE.

VENOM Finally Teased by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios!

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While I was initially worried about VENOM, I feel less anxious knowing that Disney/Marvel is working more closely with Sony on their superhero properties. That means that more effort and attention to detail will go into this big-screen adaptation of Venom: Lethal Protector.

Despite the studio's attempts at secrecy (no official plot synopsis has been released), there have been some leaks and plenty of rumors on the web. Tom Holland's Spider-Man (as seen in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and the upcoming AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR) will allegedly make an appearance (which makes sense as Spidey plays a crucial role in the comic book mini-series), possibly fighting alongside Venom against a bigger threat.

That threat is most likely Carnage (possibly being played by Woody Harrelson!) and a few other symbiotes (Scream has been confirmed), which makes me wonder if a possible Maximum Carnage offshoot might be coming a few years down the road! I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but for now, give VENOM's teaser poster (squint your eyes at it, and it turns into Venom's face!) and non-revealing teaser trailer, and cross your fingers that they'll do this Marvel anti-hero justice!

VENOM is set for an October 2018 theatrical release - stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

On March 6th, a Faceless Evil is Unleashed in Eric Pham's FLAY!


Nine years after Eric Knudsen created The Slender Man for a paranormal photoshop challenge, the fictional boogeyman is appearing in TWO new films this year: SLENDER MAN, and Eric Pham's award-winning FLAY! While you have to wait until August for Sony's film, Pham's adaptation of the character (the "Pham-tasm" if you will) is less than a month away!

Synopsis: After the death of her mother, an estranged daughter struggles to save her brother, and those around her from a malevolent faceless spirit.

FLAY was directed by Eric Pham, who cut his teeth working VFX work on some of Robert Rodriguez’s best known films, including GRINDHOUSE and SIN CITY. This indie horror tale features Violett Beane (The Flash), PHANTASM star A. Michael Baldwin, Elle LaMont (ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, MACHETE KILLS), Dalton Gray (LAZER TEAM, DUMBER AND DUMBER TO), Johnny Walter, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells, Peggy Schott, Kaylee King, and Noe de la Garza!

Stills & Trailer
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FLAY premieres on Tuesday, March 6th, and will be available via video on demand, exclusively from Distribber!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Trevor Ryan's WELCOME TO WILLITS is Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray!


Another IFC Midnight title joins the constantly expanding Scream Factory catalog! With the promise of aliens, murderous meth-heads, and a Dolph Lundgren cameo, I'm pretty much sold on this movie!

Synopsis: Aliens, burnouts, and clueless campers collide in this bloody and bonkers slasher freak-out! Deep in the woods of Northern California lies the off-the-grid town of Willits … a haven for marijuana growers, meth addicts, and conspiracy theorists.

When a gaggle of vacationing teens unknowingly set up their campsite on the property of Willits' most disturbed resident — a psychotic, drug-addled pot farmer who's convinced that extraterrestrials are out to get him — they’re in for one hell of a bad time. Written by Tim Ryan, and directed by his brother Trevor, WELCOME TO WILLITS is a no-holds-barred pileup of carnage, twisted comedy, and pure crazy!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 86 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio -  ?

  • None.

WELCOME TO WILLITS is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, and you can obtain yourself a copy at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. If you're on the fence about adding this to your Scream Factory collection, watch the trailer and movie clips below!

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 02/06/2018!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Welcome the first Stock Your Vault post of February 2018 Vault Dwellers! This week has a ton of new titles, with something for everyone! Scream Factory brings WELCOME TO WILLITS to DVD & Blu-ray, Arrow Video gives THE GRUESOME TWOSOME a Special Edition Blu-ray, and Scorpion Releasing brings WHERE THE BOYS ARE and GRIZZLY to you in glorious high-definition!

This week also boasts the Blu-ray debut of Adam Green's VICTOR CROWLEY, Redemption Films' THE DIABOLICAL DR. Z, and Paramount's re-release of the first eight FRIDAY THE 13TH films!

There's also a slew of direct-to-DVD/Blu-ray titles this week, as well as bargain-priced DVD movie collections (for those of you who prefer more bang for your buck). To see the full roster of this week's new titles, just scroll on down!

Accident Man
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
The Doll
Elevator to the Gallows (Special Edition - Criterion Collection)
Extraordinary Mission
Pom Poko (Studio Ghibli Collection)
Tales from Earthsea (Studio Ghibli Collection)
Tragedy Girls
Victor Crowley
Welcome to Willits

10 Cloverfield Lane / Cloverfield (Double Feature)
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
The Diabolical Dr. Z
Escapees (Black House - Region B Import)
Friday the 13th: The Ultimate 8-Film Collection
Grizzly (Limited Edition)
The Gruesome Twosome (Special Edition)
Henri Georges Clouzot's Inferno (Arrow Academy)
The Mummy Trilogy
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Sinbad of the Seven Seas
Where the Boys Are (1984 - Limited Edition)

100 Years of Horror
1,000 Days in Space
Alien Invasion: S.U.M. 1
At the Earth's Core
Attack of the Killer Donuts
Blood Honey
Cannibal Farm
Cassidy Red
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Duckman: The Complete Series
An Erotic Werewolf in London
Family Possessions
Friday the 13th Parts V - VIII (Deluxe Edition)
Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters II / Ghostbusters (2016) Triple Feature
House of Demons
Keep Watching
Kill Order
The Librarians: Seasons 1 - 3
Living Among Us
Never Leave Alive
Spreading Darkness
War of the Worlds: The Complete Series

Blood Scarab
Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood
Dinosaur Valley Girls
Erotic Rights of Countess Dracula
The Mummy's Kiss
The Mummy's Kiss: 2nd Dynasty

Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi: Horror Classics Collection
Contains: The Black Cat, The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday.

Shadow Stalkers: 10-Film Collection
Contains: Out of the Dark, Happy Birthday To Me, Eyes of Laura Mars, Don't Answer the Phone, Nightmare in Wax, Bloody Pit of Horror, Silent Night Bloody Night, Funeral Home, Don't Open Till Christmas, and The Driller Killer.

Stephen King: 6-Film Collection
Contains: Apt Pupil, Bag of Bones, Christine, Secret Window, Sleepwalkers, and Stand By Me.

TCM Silver Screen Icons: Horror
Contains: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, House of Wax, Village of the Damned, and The Haunting.

TCM Silver Screen Icons: Sci-Fi
Contains: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, THEM!, Satellite in the Sky, and World Without End.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Danielle Harris is Trapped in a Hospital of Horrors in INOPERABLE!


Fans of actress Danielle Harris will want to check out this new indie fright flick where she becomes trapped in a time loop (think GROUNDHOG DAY or HAPPY DEATH DAY) within a hellish hospital. To find out if she escapes her mysterious purgatory, be sure to pick up a copy of INOPERABLE!

Synopsis: Christopher Lawrence Chapman directed this film from a script he co-wrote with producer Jeff Miller following their collaboration on CLOWNTOWN. Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, the HATCHET franchise) stars as Amy, a hospital patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity.

When Amy wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching, she soon realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces! Trapped in a time loop, she must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 85 minutes | Region 1
Video - ?
Audio - ?

  • Audio commentary with writer/producer/director Christopher Lawrence Chapman, writer/producer Jeff Miller, and actors Jeff Denton and Katie Keene!
  • Trailers

INOPERABLE is now available on DVD and Digital HD! Get yourself a copy right now at AMAZON or BULLMOOSE!

Stills & Trailer:
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