Friday, October 28, 2016

Gone Horror Festin'!

Hey Vault Dwellers! Yours truly is heading out for the weekend so there won't be any new content here or over at Vault HQ! I'll be partaking of Exhumed Films' 10th Annual 24-Hour Horrothon, which is my first visit to this highly-touted event!

Fourteen films are going to be screened at the International House in Philadelphia, all in 35mm. The catch? The audience has NO IDEA what is being shown. The only thing we're sure of, is that each film is a Horror flick hailing from the Decade of Decadence!

Prior to the movies, a sheet will be handed out with 14 vague descriptions of the day's features (a contest and yearly tradition) and after introductions, us lucky few (hundred) will try to survive a full 24 hours of 35mm films, trailers, and other fun stuff!

For any of you wondering, yes I will be posting updates about the show on social media, on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram, at least while I'm awake, because this is an endurance run, and only the strong will survive!

Now if you'll excuse me, the open road is calling Vault Dwellers! Destiny beckons! It is time to test my mettle, and see if years of 12-hour film fests, and staying up super late on a daily basis is enough training to sit through 24 hours of awesome!

I hope you all have a Happy and safe Halloweekend my friends! Eat candy, go trick r' treating, watch Horror films and TV shows, hit up a party, and just revel in the coolest holiday of the year! While I'm away, head over to the main site and read dozens of Horror-themed articles from the archives, or listen in to one of our Vault-Cast Halloween episodes!

Also, if you are looking for anything to do this weekend:

Newt Wallen is running some awesome stuff at The Anthony Wayne Theater (in Wayne, PA), over the next few nights, including TALES FROM THE CRYPT, CREEPSHOW, and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

The Mahoning Drive-In (in Lehighton, PA) is playing THE SHINING and MISERY tonight, then CRITTERS and both THE GATE movies tomorrow night.

The Palace Theater in Syracuse is running THE CAR, FLASH GORDON, and ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW tomorrow night!

Have fun gang! I'll see you all upon my return on Monday! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/25/2016!

This is the last post about new genre discs for the month of October Vault Dwellers, so drink it all in and have yourselves a fantastic Halloween next Monday! But for now, get excited for another decent week of great releases! Scream Factory has put out a wonderful Collector's Edition of THE EXORCIST III, boasting a plethora of extras and two versions of the film!

Blue Underground delivers a Limited Edition 3-Disc set of MANHATTAN BABY, Severin Films gives BURIAL GROUND (aka THE NIGHTS OF TERROR) a superb Blu-ray disc, and Arrow Video conquers all with their 17-disc Limited (to 2,500) HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS FEAST! It's expensive to be sure, but a great way to enjoy the works of the late "Godfather of Gore!"

There's a lot of other cool stuff out now, so scroll down to see what's new!

Burial Ground
Lights Out
Night of the Grizzly (Olive Signature Series)
Voodoo Rising
Vampire Ecstasy / Sin You Sinners (Double Feature)
Wolf Lake

Batman V Superman / Mad Max: Fury Road / San Andreas (4K UHD)
The Curse of Dr. Wolffenstein
Deathrow Gameshow
The Exorcist III (Collector's Edition)
The Id
Mad Max High Octane Anthology Collection (w/ Interceptor)
Manhattan Baby (3-Disc Limited Edition)
The Majorettes
Murder Weapon / Deadly Embrace (Double Feature)
Nightmare Sisters
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

A Better Place
Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon
Feed the Devil
Fight Alley
Girl in Woods
The Lost Films of Bill Zebub
Meathead Goes Hog Wild
The Midnight Swim
Razors: The Return of Jack the Ripper
SIN (Self-Induced Nightmares)
The Trail of Dracula
Up the Academy
Within These Walls

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Limited Edition)
Contains: Blood Feast, Scum of the Earth, Two Thousand Maniacs!, Moonshine Mountain, Color Me Blood Red, Something Weird, The Gruesome Twosome, A Taste of Blood, She-Devils on Wheels, Just for the Hell of It, How to Make a Doll, The Wizard of Gore, The Gore Gore Girls, and This Stuff' ll Kill Ya.

Storefront Theater Collection: Volume #2 - Bizarre Art
Contains: Dr. Sexual and Mr. Hyde, Hotter Than Hell, Come Deadly, Rites of Uranus, House of De Sade, and Mania.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Anthony Wayne Theater is screening a trio of Horror classics this Halloweekend!

For those of you in the Wayne, PA area and absolutely nothing to do this weekend, Newt Wallen's REEL CULT series has got you covered! This Friday - Sunday, see two of the best Horror anthologies ever made, plus a Universal classic! For a mere $7.00 you may enter the haunted halls of The Anthony Wayne Theater and take in digital screenings of these awesome fright flicks...

This is the grand-daddy of all Horror anthologies and should not be missed! Five strangers meet The Crypt Keeper and witness their own deaths, in five brilliant vignettes! A woman gets a scary visit from Santa, an unfaithful husband has a ghastly vision of his future, a kindly Peter Cushing seeks vengeance from the grave, a woman discovers that she should be careful what she wishes for, and a cruel landlord is punished by the tenants of his poorly run home for the blind. TALES FROM THE CRYPT is a brilliant anthology film that balances the laughs and scares perfectly! Don't miss it!

This awesome anthology maintains the feel of pulp Horror magazines and comics, as it unspools in a series of tales involving zombies, monsters, "meteor shit," and killer cockroaches! Penned by Stephen King (who stars in one of the more lighthearted stories), directed by George A. Romero, with special makeup f/x by Tom Savini, and an awesome cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Ed Harris, and Tom Atkins, CREEPSHOW has all the makings of a true Horror classic!

It turns out that Frankenstein's Monster was not destroyed by a mob of torch-wielding peasants in the original film, and is one lonely guy. That's why Victor Frankenstein teams up with another mad scientist (Dr. Pretorious, played by Ernest Thesinger) to create a mate for his invincible creation. Will it be love at first sight, or will The Monster experience heartbreak for the first time?! Watch this fantastic film to find out!

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN was one of the first Horror sequels to ever be made, and features some truly iconic moments. It's super rare for it to be played in a theater in any format, so treat yourself this Halloweekend and see it!

There's a lot of other cool screenings coming up this year at The Anthony Wayne Theater! Check out the roster below and get excited because they'll be playing great midnight movies every month, featuring the likes of Ed Wood and Sonny Chiba!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/18/2016!

Egads! There's only 12 more days 'til Hall-O-ween! (Sil-ver Sham-rock!) And this week, all of our favorite distributors are cranking out awesome must-own titles that will help us celebrate the greatest of all holidays!

Criterion Collection has released a Guillermo del Toro trilogy set that includes PAN'S LABYRINTH, CHRONOS, and THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, Kino Lorber debuts FUZZ (think of it as proto-POLICE ACADEMY) and THE PIT, while Scream Factory delivers WHAT WE BECOME, and a fantastic Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY!

Arrow Video leaps into the fray with a 2-disc Special Edition of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (a consolation prize for those that missed out on the 3-disc Limited Edition), Lionsgate's Vestron Collector's Series adds WAXWORK & WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME to their already impressive library, and Olive Films comes out swinging with GAS-S-S-S, THE RETURN OF DRACULA, and SPECIAL EFFECTS.

Also, SALEM'S LOT, STEPHEN KING'S IT, and STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE are all now available EVERYWHERE! If you've missed out on them at Best Buy and other brick & mortar stores, you can now easily obtain them online at Amazon and other e-tailers!

There's plenty of other great stuff out this week, so scroll down to see what's new fellow collectors!

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Bates Motel: Season 4
Cobra: The Animation - The Complete Series
Fuzz (1972)
Independence Day: Resurgence
Pan's Labyrinth (Criterion Collection)
The Pit
The Return of Dracula
Serial Killer 1
Trilogia de Guillermo Del Toro (Criterion Collection)

Body Snatchers (1993)
Bride of Re-Animator (2-Disc Special Edition)
Child's Play (Collector's Edition)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Supreme Cinema Series Blu & 4K UHD)
Escaflowne: The Movie
Ghost Rider & Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Double Feature)
Nighthawks (Shout Select)
Legion & Priest (Double Feature)
Salem's Lot
Special Effects
Stephen King's Cat's Eye
Stephen King's IT
The Vision of Escaflowne: The Complete Series and Movie
Waxworks Compilation
What We Become

Black Road
The Caretaker
Dead Men Walk
The Digital Dead - Return of the Zombies
Doctor Who: Weeping Angels
Ghost Team
Hillbilly Bloodbath
The Three Stooges: The Complete Collection
Witches of Breastwick 1 & 2 (Double Feature)


Here's an early Halloween treat just for you Vault Dwellers: A new (mobile) Vault-Cast is up on the web for your listening pleasure, and just in time for our favorite holiday!

Recorded on the way to a screening of "Shin Godzilla" (review and podcast coming soon!), we dodged potholes and bad drivers as we waxed nostalgic about our favorite Halloween programming and films, and shared our thoughts on several hidden gems that we recently unearthed (i.e. THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS and DESTROYER)!

Admittedly, the audio quality could be better (we didn't realize there would be so much background noise when we recorded it on the open road), but rest assured that we did our best to reduce it in post-production. You can stream or download this new episode now at LibSyn, or listen to it instantly on YouTube below! (Or look for it on iTunes later this week!)

Thanks for listening Vault Dwellers - we hope you enjoy!

Also a really big special thanks to Vault-Cast fan Chuck Connors for supplying us with a new intro! If you like it, check out his other work at Slicely Studios on SoundCloud!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/11/2016!

Only 19 days left 'til Hall-O-ween! Sil-ver Sham-rock! October is rapidly passing us by Vault Dwellers, and this week we are nailed with another huge does of genre titles on DVD & Blu-ray! Brace yourselves!

Scream Factory (who is in the midst of another kick-ass SHOCKTOBER SALE) has finally unveiled their fantastic must-own Collector's Editions of CARRIE and John Carpenter's THE THING, Arrow Video leaps into the fray with a 2-disc Special Edition of DARK WATER, and a great Limited Edition Blu-ray of the original THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and there are now multiple TWILIGHT ZONE releases, so that you can complete your personal collection! Get your favorite episodes, pick up any seasons you might be missing, or go hog wild and buy the complete series at an affordable price!

And this is just the tip of the iceberg this week, so be sure to scroll down to see all the new stuff you can add to your collections this week!

Boiling Point
Ghostbusters (2016)
Hannibal: The Complete Series
The Ip-Man Trilogy
Knight Rider: The Complete Series
The Legend of Tarzan
The Twilight Zone: Season 1
The Twilight Zone: Season 2
The Twilight Zone: Season 3
The Twilight Zone: Season 4
The Twilight Zone: Season 5
Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites
Violent Cop

The Astro Zombies
Carrie (Collector's Edition)
Dark Water: 2-Disc Special Edition
The Hills Have Eyes (Limited Edition)
Middle-Earth: Complete Limited Collector's Edition
Nurse Jill

Clint Eastwood 4-Movie Thriller Collection
Contains: Coogan's Bluff, The Beguiled, Play Misty for Me, and The Eiger Sanction.

The Old Dark House Mystery Collection Volume 1
Contains: One Frightened Night, House on Haunted Hill (1959), Fog Island, Topper Returns, The bat (1960), Ghost Train, The Monster Walks, Black Abbot, The Phantom, and Thirteenth Guest.

2 Jennifer
After School Massacre
American Freakshow
American Slasher
Approaching the Unknown
Atomic Zombies!!!
Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands
Bitten: Seasons 1 - 3
Captain Lust
City in Panic
Club Lingerie
The Coffin Footage
The Devil's Forest
Do Unto Others
The Flytrap
Ghosts in the Machine
The Girl in the Photographs
Halloween Party
The Inhabitants
The Invoking 3: Poltergeist Dimensions
Killer Ink
Kolchak - The Night Stalker: The Complete Series \
Krush Groove
The Munsters: A Scary Little Christmas
Out of Print
Paranormal Sexperiments
Phantom of the Theatre
Plan Z
Possessed from Beyond: Horrors of the Paranormal
Sliders: The Complete Series
Tales of Poe
Trust Your Photographer
Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Collector's Set
Twilight Zone: Classic Christmas Episodes
Twilight Zone: The Complete Series
Twilight Zone: The Essential Episodes
Twilight Zone: More Fan Favorites

3-Munster Laugh Pack:
Contains: Munster Go Home, The Munsters' Revenge, and Munsters - A Family Portrait.

A Werewolf in the Amazon Collection
Contains: A Werewolf in the Amazon, The Scarlet Scorpion, The Seven Vampires, The Secret of the Mummy, and a collection of 16mm short films by director Ivan Cardoso.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sorry Jack, Chucky's Back on Collector's Edition Blu-ray on October 18th!


CHILD'S PLAY is one of the all-time greatest Horror films to come out of the 80s! Chucky became a household name, and his feature film debut spawned five sequels (with one more on the way)! Even if you already own this movie in any format (because let's face it, you do) an upgrade seems unavoidable this time around!

Film Synopsis: The "chills come thick and fast" (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of FRIGHT NIGHT (Tom Holland), CHILD'S PLAY comes complete with "excellent special effects" (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your "friend to the end!"

In this "clever, playful thriller" (The New York Times), only six-year-old Andy realizes that Chucky is responsible for a spate of gruesome murders, including that of his unsuspecting babysitter. But the real terror takes hold when the deranged doll becomes determined to transfer his evil spirit to a living human being... Andy!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 87 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1


  • NEW! 2K scan of the interpositive.
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with director Tom Holland.
  • Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and "Chucky" designer Kevin Yagher.
  • Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini.
  • Select Scene Chucky Commentaries.

  • NEW! Behind-the-Scenes Special Effects footage from Howard Berger. (60 minutes)
  • NEW! Howard Berger: Your Special Effects Friend ‘Til The End - Interview with special effects artist Howard Berger. (40 minutes)
  • NEW! Life Behind the Mask: Being Chucky – An interview with actor Ed Gale. (40 minutes)
  • Evil Comes in Small Packages featuring interviews with Don Mancini, David Kirschner, John Lafia, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Kevin Yagher. (24 minutes)
  • Chucky: Building a Nightmare featuring Kevin Yagher. (10 minutes)
  • A Monster Convention featuring Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Chris Sarandon. (5 minutes) 
  • Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play Vintage Featurette. (6 minutes)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Photo Gallery
Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY hits stores and online retailers on Tuesday, October 18th! You can order it from AMAZON.COM, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you this disc before its release date. Plus, it'll come with a free 18 x 24 poster of this disc's newly commissioned cover art! (While supplies last.)

Also, there is a DELUXE Collector's Edition available. It comes with a NECA Good Guy Doll action figure, TWO 18 x 24 posters, and two slipcovers with new artwork! This release is limited to 2,000 units, and can be ordered immediately HERE!
The Deluxe Collector's Edition comes with everything seen here
* Batteries not Included.


Hey Vault Dwellers! I've been getting a ton of trailers in my inbox lately, so here's a few that stood out from the rest! This time around we've got previews for a cool poster documentary, the triumphant HD return of Don Coscarelli's flagship Horror film and its new sequel, plus a new Horror flick from the mind of comedian Jordan Peele! Let's watch some trailers!

The vast majority of Hollywood movie posters are photoshopped garbage nowadays, but it wasn't always that way. Talented artists (e.g. Drew Struzan) attempted to make gorgeous artwork to entice people to see films in theaters, or rent them at the video stores! Thankfully the craft is still going strong today, though it seems that only fans and independent artists are carrying the torch for creating beautiful movie posters!

There's currently no word on a release just yet as it just premiered on September 23rd at Fantastic Fest, but you can bet that 24 X 36 is definitely on my "must see" list! Check out the trailer and get all nostalgic for the halcyon days of 35mm cinema and trips to the video store!

Who would have thought that STAR TREK and STAR WARS rebooter, JJ Abrams was a Phan?! Surely not I! After naming a character  in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Captain Phasma) after one of his favorite Horror films, Abrams got involved with a complete 4K remastering of Don Coscarelli's fever-dream classic. Having just been in select theaters nationwide (and currently available to rent or buy digitally), PHANTASM: REMASTERED will make its Blu-ray debut on December 6th, courtesy of Well Go USA! The spheres o' fear are back, and they look glorious! See for yourself below!

Phans rejoice! The final (?) entry into Don Coscarelli's franchise is finally here! Reggie Bannister loads up his four-barrel shotgun, and goes on a mind-bending journey to try and end the Tall Man's reign of terror once and for all. This sequel literally seemed to come out of nowhere, and is now available to rent or own digitally. As is the case with PHANTASM: REMASTERED, RAVAGER makes its Blu-ray debut on December 6th! (Order your copy HERE!)

I've heard good and bad about this movie (general consensus is that this is like a big budget fan film featuring the original cast), but I am super excited to finally be seeing it! (Especially since PHANTASM OBLIVION left so many unanswered questions!) Peep the trailer below and get excited fellow Phans!

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) goes to meet his girlfriend's parents, he's worried that they won't accept he and Rose's (Allison Williams) interracial relationship. He quickly realizes that this is the least of his problems, as he appears to get caught up in a STEPFORD WIVES scenario involving mind control through surgery and/or hypnosis. The trailer seems to give away too much, but I for one am still looking forward to seeing this flick when it hits theaters February 24th of next year! Scope out the trailer and let me know what you think of it Vault Dwellers!

That's all for now, but be sure to check back again soon for more movie trailers and news right here at The News Vault!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New DVDs & Blu-rays for 10/04/2016!

We're in October now Vault Dwellers and there's only 26 more days until Hall-O-Ween! Sil-ver, Sham-rock! And our favorite month is starting off strong with a slew of cool genre titles in multiple formats! Scream Factory has released their first feature film, namely FENDER BENDER! It's a pretty solid entry into the slasher sub-genre, and they've gone all out on providing cool extras, and a second version of the film on the disc, made to look like it's being played on VHS!

Kino Lorber gives us the double threat of THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING and CHOSEN SURVIVORS, and Warner Bros. has issued collectible gift sets for Stephen King's IT (comes with a cool t-shirt), THE SHINING (also comes with a t-shirt), and a GREMLINS double feature! (That comes complete with two Funko Pop figures!)

There's also a ton of TV series out on DVD and Blu-ray, plus an avalanche of indie Horror titles, so scroll on down to see them all, and continue building that insane collection you've been working on for years!

All Through the House
American Horror Story: Hotel
Constantine: The Complete Series
Fender Bender
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
The Middle-Earth Theatrical Collection (All of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films!)
The Mind's Eye
Penny Dreadful: The Final Season
Preacher: Season 1
The Purge: Election Year
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Swiss Army Man
The Venture Bros. - The Complete Sixth Season
The Wailing
X-Men Apocalypse

Beast: A Monster Among Man
Blood Punch
A Blood Story
Blood Widow
Bleeding Hearts
Body Double
Chosen Survivors
Daughter of Dracula
The Demolisher
Dexter: The Complete Series
Dinotopia: The Complete Mini-Series
The Earth Dies Screaming
Gremlins / Gremlins 2 (w/ Funko Pop Gizmo and Stripe Figures)
Gundam Reconguista in G: The Complete Collection
I Know What You Did Last Summer / When A Stranger Calls / Vacancy
Monster Hunt 3D
New Order
Pacific Rim (4K UHD)
Jupiter Ascending (4K UHD)
The Shining (w/ collectible t-shirt)
Stephen King's IT (w/ collectible t-shirt)
Vamp (Special Edition)
X-Men First Class (4K UHD)
X-Men Trilogy

6 Plots
Attack on Titan: The Movie (Part 1)
Bikini Monsters
The Gateway
Highlander: 4-Film Collection
House of Manson
Ice Sharks
Krampus 2: The Devil Returns
The Night Crew
Planet of the Sharks
The Purge: 3-Movie Collection
Spooky Stakeout
They're Watching
Wonder Valley

5-Film Collection: Harrowing Horror
Contains: The Exorcist, Friday the 13th (2009), Stephen King's IT, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), and Hidden.

Midnight Horror Collection Vol. 1
Contains: Pelt, Dogman, Monsters in the Woods, and The Eves.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Scream Factory's FENDER BENDER arrives on Blu-ray October 4th!


I caught this movie on Chiller TV a while back and was actually impressed. I totally this new slasher villain, and I hope FENDER BENDER is followed up with a sequel! Hell, make it a trilogy Scream Factory!

Film Synopsis: THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS. He stalks the streets. Remorseless. Brutal. Bloodthirsty. When his prey is at its most vulnerable, he appears. And when night falls and all is quiet… he strikes. Prepare for the next driving force in horror… Fender Bender, "a scary, suspenseful slasher [that] keeps you on pins and needles throughout" (!

Seventeen-year-old Hilary has just received her driver's license… only to have her first accident shortly thereafter. Innocently exchanging her personal information with the remorseful stranger behind the wheel, Hilary returns home for a quiet evening with friends. But when the man she so readily handed all of her information to reveals himself to be something much darker and sinister than she could imagine, Hilary finds herself in a head-on collision with terror.

From writer/director Mark Pavia (Stephen King's THE NIGHT FLIER), FENDER BENDER is an intense crash-and-slash thriller that brings you back to a time when the boxes on the shelf at your local video store beckoned you with masked, knife-wielding maniacs and a twisted sense of morals.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color |  91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.85:1)
Audio - TBA

  • "Retro VHS" Version Of The Film In Which You Can Watch The Film In A Re-created Mode That Takes You Back To The 1980's And The Heyday Of VCRs!
  • "Slashback" Trailer Reel – A Collection Of Vintage Scream Factory-branded Slasher Previews!
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director Mark Pavia.
  • Producer's Commentary.
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette.
  • Original Trailer And TV Spot.
FENDER BENDER is another fine addition to the Scream Factory catalog, and will be available everywhere discs are sold on October 4th! You can order it now from AMAZON.COM, or get it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, and get a FREE two-sided FENDER BENDER poster! (While supplies last!)