SCREAM FACTORY UNLEASHES "THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS" ON BLU-RAY THIS DECEMBER!
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).
Color | Rated PG | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?
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).
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!
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!
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!
NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Apparition Black Bullet: The Complete Series
Blade and Soul: The Complete Series
Flying Disc Man from Mars
Get Mean (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
NEW TO BLU-RAY
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
Mighty Joe Young
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Edition (Regular & Limited Edition)
Son of Kong
The Special Effects Collection
Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back
NEW TO DVD
Absolute Zombies Boarding House (1982)
The Breaking Point
Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween
Faim de Mort
Haunt Your House
The Horror Network
How to Save Us
Nightmare on Elmo's Street
Orbs: They Are Among Us
The Supernatural Man
When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong
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!
THE KILLER CAR CLASSIC COME TO BLU-RAY ON DECEMBER 15TH COURTESY OF SCREAM FACTORY!
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.
Color | Rated PG | 97 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - N/A
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
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......
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!
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!
NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
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
Kwaidan (Criterion Collection)
The Oblong Box
The Vatican Tapes
Z for Zachariah
NEW TO BLU-RAY
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
NEW TO DVD
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
NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON BLU-RAY The Larry Fessenden Collection Contains: Habit, No Telling, Wendigo, and The Last Winter.
NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD 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.
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!!!
TRAILER #1: HOWL
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!
TRAILER #2: FREAKS OF NATURE
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!
TRAILER #3: STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS
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!
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.
MURDER IN THE DARK
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.
THE WICKED WITHIN
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!
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 (www.hudsonhorror.com) 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 email@example.com. And if I don't have the answers, send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 - 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 HudsonHorror.com! Don't miss out! Pre-order your tickets as soon as they become available, and maybe I'll see you in Poughkeepsie in December!
SCREENING SCHEDULES 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!
10:15 PM - MIDNIGHT: HALLOWEEN II
SHOUT! FACTORY TEAMS WITH ARCANA STUDIO ON NEW ANIMATED FEATURE - "HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM!"
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!
UPDATE: MARCH 22ND, 2016
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!
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!
NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Bates Motel: Season 3
The Brood (Criterion Collection)
The Following: Season 3
Heroes: The Complete Series
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Mosquito: 20th Anniversary Edition
Samurai Jam - Bakumatsu Rock: Complete Collection
NEW TO BLU-RAY
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
NEW TO DVD
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
The Avenging Fist
The Bionic Woman: The Complete Series
Chicken Skin: The Movie
Chill: The Killing Games
Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn
Hyde's Secret Nightmare
Mary, Mary, Blood Mary
Nightmare (1981 - 35th Anniversary Edition)
The Six-Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series
NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD
Cannon Films: 5-Film Collection
Contains: Cobra, Masters of the Universe, Over the Top, Bloodsport, and The Hitman.
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!
TRAILER #1: HANDJOB CABIN
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.
TRAILER #2: GAMERA
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!
TRAILER #3: BONE TOMAHAWK
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!
TRAILER #4: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
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!
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!
NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
American Horror Story: Freakshow
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bad Man's River
Blunt Force Trauma
Brynhildr in the Darkness: Complete Collection
Burnt Offerings Burying the Ex
Children of the Night
Eli Roth Presents.... The Stranger
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn & Nightfall (Double Feature)
Insidious: Chapter 3
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
NEW TO BLU-RAY
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
NEW TO DVD
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
Midnight Ghost Story
The Undertaker (1988)
NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD 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.
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!
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!
September's over and you know what that means: Only 31 days 'til Halloween! (Sil-ver Sham-rock!) It's time to stock up on fright flicks, and luckily it seems like you can save most of your dough this week. There's not too much to brag about aside from Sony's CHRISTINE Blu-ray disc (which is a far more affordable release than the Limited Twilight Time Blu-ray), and Kino Lorber's SAVAGE WEEKEND (available on both DVD and Blu-ray).
There are a ton of direct-to-DVD titles though, and a must-own DVD set of Cannon Films titles that includes the all new ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE STORY OF CANNON FILMS documentary!
Scroll on down to see what's new this week, but remember, Halloween is coming and so are numerous genre titles on DVD & Blu-ray that you will want to own (e.g. Scream Factory's ARMY OF DARKNESS 3-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION), so plan accordingly fellow collector's of physical media!
NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
George: A Zombie Intervention
Grimm: Season 4
NEW TO BLU-RAY Christine
The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion)
NEW TO DVD
3's a Shroud
Agents of P.O.W.E.R.
The Bigfoot Diaries
The Cain Complex
Creature from the Haunted Sea & Ski Troop Attack (Double Feature)
Dracula, Lord of the Damned
I Remember You
Japanese Horror Stories
Monster Madness: The Counter Culture to Blockbusters
A Plague so Pleasant
Shocker & Virus (Double Feature)
Terror of the Black Mask
When Animals Dream
NEW MULTI-FILM COLLECTIONS ON DVD 8-Film Action Collection
Contains: Red Cliff, The Warlords, Legend of the Tsunami Warrior, Vanquisher, Chocolate, Raging Phoenix, The Bodyguard, and Dynamite Warrior.
The Cannon Films Collection
Contains: Missing in Action, Invasion U.S.A., Cobra, The Delta Force, Masters of the Universe, Over the Top, Bloodsport, The Hitman, Hellbound, and Electric Boogaloo: The Untold Story of Cannon Films.