Friday, March 31, 2017

Trailer Round-Up: Hollywood Blockbuster Edition 2017 - Vol. 2!

As March comes to a close, we've been gifted numerous trailers for even more awesome mega-budget Hollywood blockbusters, as well as the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000! Killer clowns, a plethora of alien worlds, everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, angry apes, and the Satellite of Love await those of you that are brave enough to scroll onward!

Release Date: September 8, 2017

A group of kids band together to protect themselves from a supernatural threat that is lurking beneath the streets of Derry, Maine. Based on the beloved Stephen King novel, IT promises to be one of the scariest films to hit multiplexes in some time! Check out the trailer below to see if it raises any hackles on the back of your neck!

Release Date: April 14, 2017 (Exclusively on NetFlix!)

When I heard that MST3K was coming back, I was dubious.... until the Kickstarter page showed up! Millions of fan dollars later, the show has been brought back to life thanks to the efforts of Shout! Factory, NetFlix, legions of MSTies, and original creator Joel Hodgson! Season 11 features an all new cast, many new characters, and fourteen films never before riffed on, including REPTILICUS! I cannot WAIT to experience this new incarnation of my favorite show in a few weeks. Get excited with me by watching the trailer fellow MST3K fans!

Release Date: July 6, 2017

After Sony failed to really build any good will with fans after the dismal THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, they began (smartly) working with Marvel Studios! In this newest reboot of the Spider-Man franchise (which thankfully avoids retelling his tired origin story), Peter attempts to take on some major baddies to prove that he's an Avengers-caliber hero! This new Spidey adventure features Michael Keaton as "The Vulture" and Robert Downey Jr's as Iron Man! Here's hoping that the Sony/Marvel team-up turned out to be a match made in superhero heaven!

Release Date: July 21, 2017

I must admit that I am not a huge fan of Luc Besson (I actually kind of hate THE FIFTH ELEMENT). That being said, I'm actually pretty excited for VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS! An evil force tries to end centuries of peace between thousands of intergalactic races, and only two heroes are up to the task! I think this looks pretty darned cool, and will definitely be giving it a shot when it hits the big screen in late July!

Release Date: July 14, 2017

I very much enjoyed the two films leading up to WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, so I expect big things from director Matt Reeves. This third (and final?) entry into the new APES franchise pits a highly trained human army against Caesar and his people. The apes want peace, but evil Woody Harrelson will have none of that, forcing the mighty leader of the intelligent apes to carry out a quest for revenge! This looks pretty damned awesome Vault Dwellers, and I am more than ready to throw down some coin to see it!

That's all I've got for you tonight gang, but be sure to check back soon for more trailers, Blu-ray news, and more at The B-Movie News Vault!

Be careful what you wish for! Vestron Collector's Series delivers the WISHMASTER films in new limited edition set!


I think the original WISHMASTER is a really solid piece of genre filmmaking and deserves plenty of love. The sequels? Truthfully, I cannot comment further because I've never really seen the rest. Regardless, this set is extremely tempting, and is a great bargain considering it is the first Vestron title that is reasonably priced!


Synopsis: Magically powerful. Supernaturally evil. The ancient entity known in human legend as the Djinn can grant a person's wildest dreams. And in the process, it unleashes your darkest nightmares. The moral of the explosively terrifying, special-effects-powered, horror-fantasy spectacular: Be careful what you wish for!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 90 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • Audio commentary with Director Robert Kurtzman and screenwriter Peter Atkins.
  • Audio commentary Director Robert Kurtzman and stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren.
  • Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini.
  • Out of the Bottle - Interviews with director Robert Kurtzman and co-producer David Tripet.
  • The Magic Words – An Interview with screenwriter Peter Atkins.
  • The Djinn and Alexandra – Interviews with stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren.
  • Captured Visions – An Interview with director of photography Jacques Haitkin
  • Wish List – Interviews with actors Kane Hodder and Ted Raimi.
  • Vintage Featurette: Making of Wishmaster 
  • Teaser & Theatrical Trailers
  • TV & Radio Spots
  • Storyboard & Still Galleries
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage Compilation


Synopsis: When the legendary monster, the Djinn, is re-released, he begins his reign of terror, plunging the earth into horror and chaos.

As the Dijnn reaches his goal of a thousand captured souls, it is up to Morgana to stand between the world as we know it and a terrifying future beyond our darkest fears.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 96 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Jack Sholder.
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery


Synopsis: Horror goes to extremes with WISHMASTER 3: BEYOND THE GATES OF HELL, the goriest installment of the hit franchise yet. When Diana, a beautiful coed, discovers an ancient gem inside a mystical Persian case, she unwittingly releases the mercilessly evil "Djinn." The gut-slinging demon uses fiendish trickery to take the form of a professor in order to slice, dice and burn his way through the university staff and its students.

If he can overpower Diana, his "waker," and grant her three sick and twisted wishes, the very gates of Hell will open up and engulf the world in eternal damnation. With help from the man she loves she must impale the bloodthirsty demon with a sword from Heaven to save herself and the entire world.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • Audio Commentary with director Chris Angel and cast members John Novak, Jason Connery, and Louisette Geiss.
  • Vintage Featurette: Making of Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell 
  • Trailer


Synopsis: The unspeakable evil of the soul-devouring Djinn rises again in this fourth electrifying installment of the unstoppable WISHMASTER horror legacy! But now, as a host of new victims see their most nightmarish wishes come true, the world faces the ultimate demonic terror; an onslaught of multiple Djinns hell-bent on destroying everything in their path!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 92 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

  • Audio commentary with Director Chris Angel and cast members Michael Trucco and Jason Thompson.
  • Audio commentary with Director Chris Angel and actor John Novak.
  • Featurette: Wishmasterpiece Theatre 
  • Trailer 

The WISHMASTER COLLECTION is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold! You can order it today (for around forty bucks) from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, or DIABOLIK DVD! Never seen any of these films? Then check out the trailer below and sample this murderous "genie" franchise before you buy!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? Scream Factory will show you!


I have to admit Vault Dwellers that I am entirely unfamiliar with this movie. I'm hoping to change that at some point when I finally add this disc to my constantly expanding Blu-ray collection! Not so sure about this title yourself? Well scroll on down and learn more about WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?

Synopsis: Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare.

Directed by Curtis Harrington (QUEEN OF BLOOD, GAMES), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud), Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched, DEAR DEAD DELILAH) and Yvette Vickers (ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES, ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. WOMAN).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color and Black & White | 101 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

  • New High-Definition Transfer From The Interpositive!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? is now available wherever discs are sold! You can order it today from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. To get a better idea of what the movie is about, scope out the trailer below!

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXXVIII now available from Shout! Factory!


Nothing gives me the warm and fuzzies more than seeing the release of yet another new Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD set! And with a brand-spanking new season premiering in just a few weeks on NetFlix, four more classic episodes making their DVD debut is just icing on the cake!

Read on fellow MSTies, and learn more about this all new collection which is made up entirely of Mike Era episodes and loaded with cool extras!

602 - INVASION U.S.A.: When not in the theater and riffing for their lives, the SOL crew tries to have a family "date," (inspired by the short that precedes the feature film, A Date With Your Family) and Mike Nelson tries to build a new robot companion. As for the film itself, INVASION U.S.A. is not an over-the-top Chuck Norris action film, but an old "Red Scare" film that focuses on a group of bar patrons who believe that the Russians have secretly invaded America!

618 - HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT: A dorky kid agrees to take part in a heist in order to win the attention of a pretty (but dumb) classmate. Meanwhile Crow and Tom try to break into Gypsy's diary, "innocently" egg Mike, and reenact the film's finale during the fan mail portion of the show. This episode also comes with a bizarre short entitled, Out of This World, a cautionary film made to keep bread truck drivers on the straight and narrow.

605 - COLOSSUS AND THE HEADHUNTERS: Legendary strongman Maciste (My Cheesesteak?) leads his people from their sinking island, to a land of warring tribes in this sword and sandal "classic." This episode is probably best known for TV's Frank's creation "Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter!"

1007 - TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST: A meteor shard falls to Earth and embeds itself in the skull of a mineralogist named Paul. Then, on nights of the full moon, Paul transforms into a murderous were-lizard! Once his secret is out, the woman he loves (a "reporter" that wears skimpy knitted outfits) and his Native American pal Johnny Longbow, must find a cure, or find a permanent way to stop Paul from killing again! During this cinematic misadventure, Mike and the bots learn the joys of an onion blossomer, reenact a goofy scene from the movie, and tell the tragic backstory of "The Band that played California Lady."

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color and Black & White | Approx. 480 minutes | Region 1
Video - 480p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - ?

  • Zugsmith Confidential Featurette.
  • HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT (Original Feature Film)
  • Mike, By Joel Interview.
  • Tracking A Moon Beast With Actress Leigh Drake.
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • 4 Exclusive Mini-Posters By Artist Steve Vance

MST3K COLLECTION: VOLUME XXXVIII is now available, and can be purchased (in the realm of forty dollars) at AMAZON and BULLMOOSE. However, if you order it directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, you stand a good chance of getting the highly sought-after Play MSTie For Me Triple Decker DVD! 

This bonus disc comes with thirty-nine musical moments from MST3K's first ten seasons, and has all your fave MST3K hits like "Creepy Girl," "Idiot Control Now," "The Canada Song," and more! However, this disc is limited to 1,500 copies, so get yours now while supplies last!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/28/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to the final STOCK YOUR VAULT for March 2017! This week mostly boasts re-releases of films from the FAST & THE FURIOUS franchise, but there's some really cool stuff you may want to pick up as well!

Scream Factory releases WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HELEN? onto Blu-ray, Kino Lorber finally gives us ZPG (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH), and The Warner Archive Collection brings the sci-fi classic WORLD WITHOUT END to the high-def format!

It is also imperative that I mention the two newest boxed sets that became available today, namely Shout! Factory's THIRTY-EIGHTH VOLUME OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (featuring four more episodes!), and Vestron Collector's Series' 4-film WISHMASTER COLLECTION!

There are some other titles of note, so be sure to scroll down and scope out all the new stuff ASAP!

After Porn Ends 2
Diabolik Lovers II: More Blood
Easter Bunny Bloodbath
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Fast & The Furious: Ultimate Ride Collection
Lights! Camera! Blood!
A Monster Calls
September Storm 3D

2 Fast 2 Furious
Fast Five: Extended Edition
The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fast & Furious 6 (4K UHD)
Fast & Furious 6: Extended Edition
Furious 7 (4K UHD)
Furious 7: Extended Edition
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (4K UHD)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (4K UHD)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (4K UHD)
Horus: Prince of the Sun
Property is No Longer a Theft (2-Disc Special Edition)
The Wanderers
What's the Matter With Helen?
The Wishmaster Collection (Vestron Collector's Series)
World Without End
ZPG (Zero Population Growth)

The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson
Babel II: The OVA Series
Behind the Mask - The Batman: Dead-End Story
The House of Seven Corpses
Moon of the Wolf
Mortuary Massacre
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII
Night of the Blood Monster
Prisoners of the Lost Universe
Static Shock: The Complete First Season
Virtual Weapon


Hey Vault Dwellers! Sorry for the lack of content, but last week was just so damned busy! Between work, a little car maintenance, and a fun night out at The Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers (for a Hudson Horror Show triple feature), I just didn't have enough free time to type up any new posts! Now that things have settled down, it's time to scope out some new trailers for some upcoming films! Scroll down and peep out the previews for some really cool upcoming movies!

Watch DC superheroes unite! Witness Edgar Wright's return to the director's seat! See Larry Cohen get some major love in a new documentary! Gape as furry monsters are presented with human sacrifices! Behold Charlize Theron as she prepares to become the "female John Wick!"

Release Date: July 28, 2017

Charlize Theron stars as Agent Lorraine Broughton, a spy sent alone into Berlin to retrieve a priceless dossier from within the destabilized city. She partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through a deadly game of spies. Based on a graphic novel, and directed by David Leitch (who worked on the first JOHN WICK and is currently prepping to shoot DEADPOOL 2), this is one action film you will not want to miss out on!

Release Date: August 11, 2017

Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, WORLD'S END) writes and directs this new fast-paced action flick with cool car chases! After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. This movie has an all-star cast (Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, John Bernthal, et al.), a helluva soundtrack (this movie had me at "Radar Love"), and looks like it will be a lot of fun! Welcome back Edgar Wright! Oh how I've missed you!

Release Date: November 17, 2017

Though it's been a really bumpy road, DC/Warner Bros. are finally going to bring DC's greatest heroes to the big screen in their first team outing! An evil force threatens the Earth, and only the combined might of Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman can stop it! This looks a little more lighthearted that the dour MAN OF STEEL and BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and seems like a step in the right direction for the struggling DC cinematic universe. I'm cautiously optimistic for this film, and hope that it delivers the goods!

Release Date: TBA

Writer/director Steve Mitchell takes a look at the life and career of Larry Cohen, the man behind such classic exploitation fare as IT'S ALIVE, THE STUFF, Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, GOD TOLD ME TO, et al.)! This list of people interviewed for this documentary is dizzying (Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, and dozens of others), and as a fan of Cohen's work, I for one cannot wait to check this out!

Man.... I feel an intense urge to revisit the IT'S ALIVE trilogy in the very near future....

Well, that's all I've got for you today Vault Dwellers, but be sure to check back soon for more news, posters, trailers, and more, right here at The B-Movie News Vault!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/21/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to SPRING! To celebrate the change in seasons, your favorite genre labels have released some awesome titles onto DVD and Blu-ray this week!

Kino Lorber once again leads the pack with four new releases, including TEEN WITCH (making its Blu-ray debut), INVISIBLE GHOST (starring Bela Lugosi), CHAMBER OF HORRORS, and 1945's GAME OF DEATH!

Scream Factory also comes out of the gate strong with EVOLUTION and Collector's Editions of ROBOCOP 2 and ROBOCOP 3, Olive Films gives us WON TON TON: THE DOG WHO SAVED HOLLYWOOD and BLAST-OFF, and Arrow Video has now released DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT and DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS separately!

Lastly, SRS Cinema has put four of their low-budget offerings out on DVD and Blu-ray including Limited Edition releases of SHE KILLS and CANNIBAL MESSIAH, as well as Blu-rays of THE SNUFF TAPE ANTHOLOGY and SPACE PSYCHOS!

Yes, there's a little something for everybody this week, so be sure to scroll down to view this week's impressive roster of new DVDs & Blu-ray discs!

The Alienators
Assassin's Creed
Cannibal Messiah (Limited Edition)
Chamber of Horrors
Cube: 20th Anniversary Edition (Import)
Cube Zero (Import)
Death Walks at Midnight (Special Edition)
Death Walks in High Heels (Special Edition)
The Fly: Ultimate Collection (Import)
Game of Death (1945)
Multiple Maniacs
She Kills
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood

Attack on Titan: Junior High - The Complete SeriesBatman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Three
Carl J. Sukenick's Space Psychos
Frankenstein Created Bikers
Invisible Ghost
RoboCop 2 (Collector's Edition)
RoboCop 3 (Collector's Edition)
The Snuff Tape Anthology
Teen Witch

10 Days in a Madhouse
Clay (2017)
Death Passage
Hands of a Stranger
Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
Nightmare Wedding
The Quiet Hour
Real Monster: Creatures, Ghosts, and Demons from Hell
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Super Shredder
When Time Ran Out
Wolf Creek: Season 1

Monday, March 20, 2017

News Vault Spotlight On: Indie Filmmaker David Munz-Maire!

Greetings Vault Dwellers! Earlier this month I took a moment to report about the efforts of low-budget Horror director Todd "Killer" Wolfson. (Read all about him HERE.) I received such an overwhelmingly positive response to that post, that I decided that the News Vault Spotlight column must continue! So now, allow me to introduce you to the newest inductee into this ongoing series....


David Munz-Maire on the set of GOODBYE CHARM CITY.

David E. Munz-Maire is a Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient, and alumnus of the prestigious NYU: Tisch School of the Arts. He earned his B.A. in Film & T.V. and Minors in Psychology and Producing for Film & T.V.

David's passion for directing led him to pursue a Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts. He is also the Co-Founder of AireBedd, a banner under which he has garnered dozens of laurels for his various short films and music videos.

Since 2012, David has been dutifully honing his craft, and cutting his teeth on every aspect of film making. Aside from directing, he's also (as of my writing this) produced (at least) a dozen shorts, worked as a production assistant (on IMPRACTICAL JOKERS), an editor, script supervisor, grip, art director, and has even done a bit of acting. He is clearly a jack of all trades!

Currently David's Horror short CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, is making the rounds at various film festivals, and continues to receive accolades and awards!

A behind the scenes photo from CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR!


Written, Produced, and Directed by David Munz-Maire
[Official Site]

Synopsis: This film is about the dynamic struggle between an ex-psychiatrist and one of his former patients. The story is set in motion when Tony, a former Sing Sing inmate, accidentally robs and is held captive by his old shrink Dr. Beck. Beck is an ex-criminal psychologist turned librarian after the murder of his wife and son, who interrogates the intruder as though it were one of their sessions turned awry.

Written, Produced, Edited, and Directed by David Munz-Maire
[Official Site]

Synopsis: A gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son's disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother.

David Munz-Maire's CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR feels like a much classier version of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, but is no less brutal. In this film, a vintner's son, against his father's wishes, takes two guests on a tour of their wine-making facility. This eventually results in a gory double-homicide, and the reveal of a ghastly family secret!

CHATEAU is a fantastic short film that is atmospheric and delightfully gruesome. The makeup effects (courtesy of Anthony Pepe) are well-done, and the cast members all turn in good performances. I enjoyed it and hope that in the future, David Munz-Maire considers turning this concept into a feature-length Horror film! But that is probably a long way off because David currently has a lot on his plate. (He is the primary producer of Airebedde's releases after all.)

Many thanks to David Munz-Maire for supplying pictures and information to help make this post possible! If you would like to stay informed about his current and upcoming projects, be sure to like and follow Airbedde's Official Facebook Page! To watch the shorts and music videos that David was worked on, visit Airebedde's Official Website, and their Vimeo page as well!

If you happen to be an independent and/or low-budget genre filmmaker, artist, or musician and want to be part of the next Vault News Spotlight, please contact us! Be sure to include a short biography, photos, links to your website and/or social media pages, and most importantly, links to your films. (Whether they be shorts or feature length productions!)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Scream Factory Burns a Hole in Your Pocket with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of FIRESTARTER!


FIRESTARTER seems to be criminally overlooked by most Stephen King fans. That's a shame because it is a pretty cool little movie, featuring a young, pyrokinetic Drew Barrymore fighting for her life against a clandestine government agency looking to create and weaponize people with special abilities! If you haven't seen this one Vault Dwellers, then definitely check it out! It's a classic that deserves more love!

Synopsis: Based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, FIRESTARTER chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie" McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, "The Shop," which wants to control her… or destroy her?

Filled with blazing special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher and George C. Scott, FIRESTARTER is directed by Mark L. Lester (CLASS OF 1999, COMMANDO) and driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (LEGEND, SORCERER, RISKY BUSINESS)!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 115 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Film Element!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Director Mark L. Lester.
  • NEW! Playing With Fire: The Making Of FIRESTARTER – Featuring Interviews With Director Mark L. Lester, Actors Freddie Jones, Drew Snyder, Stuntman/Actor Dick Warlock And Johannes Schmoelling Of Tangerine Dream.
  • NEW! Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories – An Interview With Johannes Schmoelling.
  • NEW! Live Performance Of "Charlie's Theme" By Johannes Schmoelling Of Tangerine Dream.
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery
This new Collector's Edition of FIRESTARTER gives the film more TLC than it has ever had before, and I can't wait to add it to my own personal collection! FIRESTARTER: COLLECTOR'S EDITION is now available and can be purchased at AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY. (Which will also net you a cool 18x24 poster featuring the Blu-ray's new cover art!)

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays 03/14/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

Sorry this edition of STOCK YOUR VAULT is so late Vault Dwellers, but I've been digging out ever since the mighty "Blizzard of 2017" hit this area on Tuesday! But now that the bulk of the shoveling is done, it's time to look at the impressive slate of new DVDs and Blu-ray discs that came out a few days ago!

Scream Factory unleashes the pyrokinetic classic FIRESTARTER in a nice Collector's Edition Blu-ray, as well as a Blu-ray double feature of ALIEN OUTPOST and EXTRATERRESTRIAL, while Shout Select gives us an all new Collector's Edition of RED DAWN! ("Wol-ver-iiiiiines!") The Warner Archive Collection was also good to fans this week, with Blu-ray releases of THE VALLEY OF GWANGI and DEMON SEED!

Severin Films has a strong showing this week with the Blu-ray premiere of DRIVE-IN MASSACRE and a new martial arts trailer compilation called RETURN OF KUNG FU TRAILERS OF FURY, but it's Kino Lorber who has the strongest showing this week! They put out a whopping six releases on Blu-ray, including THEY'RE PLAYING WITH FIRE, THE STUD, THE BITCH, THE SKULL, CERTAIN FURY, and THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH!

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

Apocalypse Kiss
Appleseed XIII: The Complete Series S.A.V.E.
Ascent to Hell
The Bitch
Certain Fury
Drive-In Massacre
The Love Witch
The Man Who Could Cheat Death
One Under the Sun
Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury
The Skull
The Stud
They're Playing With Fire

Alien Outpost / Extraterrestrial (Double Feature)
Demon Seed
The Donald Farmer Collection: Volume 2
Drive-In Delirium: Maximum 80s Overdrive (Region B Import)
Firestarter (Collector's Edition)
Ghost in the Shell (Mondo Steelbook)
Kill Game
Red Dawn (Collector's Edition)
The Valley of Gwangi

American Resurrection
Battle of the Worlds: Comic Book Collector's Edition
C.O.P.S.: The Complete Series
Don't Go in the House by the woods!
The Drowned
Earthsea: The Complete Mini-Series
Easter Sunday
The Gravedigger & Tales From Beyond the Grave (Double Feature)
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors: The Complete Series
Jetsons and WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania
Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word
Lung (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Paranormal Encounters: Poltergeists, Demons, and Possessions
Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series
Power Rangers S.P.D.: The Complete Series
Power Rangers: Two-Movie Collection
Robo-Dog: Airborne
Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition
Z Nation: Seasons 1-3
Z Nation: Season 3

Faces of Horror: 10-Movie Collection
Contains: When A Stranger Calls, Happy Birthday to Me, Double Exposure, Click: The Calendar Girl Killer, Don't Answer the Phone, Scream Bloody Murder, Silent Night Bloody Night, Savage Weekend, The Demon, and The Manipulator.

Monday, March 13, 2017


Syracuse's famous SALT CITY HORROR FEST returns yet again to The Palace Theater with an amazing lineup of 35mm Horror classics! Along with eight films, there will be vendors, and a pretty amazing group of guests attending as well, including: David Naughton (star of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), John Dugan ("Gramps" in the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Buddy Cooper (director of THE MUTILATOR), Richard Band (composer and brother of Full Moon Entertainment's Charles Band), Brian Yuzna (director of RE-ANIMATOR, SOCIETY, FROM BEYOND, et al.), and more!

SALT CITY HORROR FEST takes place on Saturday, April 15th. Doors open at 11 AM, and the show begins approximately at 11:30 AM! You can pre-order tickets HERE for $30.00 (they will be $35 at the door on the day of the show), or spend more (up to $120) to get additional perks at the show!

THE MUTILATOR (Rare 35mm UNCUT print + 35mm outtake reel with live commentary by director Buddy Cooper!)
BELLY TIMBER (Followed by Q&A with John Dugan & Dustin Kay)

You've got a full month to plan to attend this show Vault Dwellers, so save the date  and get your tickets (at, and hopefully I'll see you there!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saddle Up for some classic Harryhausen! THE VALLEY OF GWANGI makes its Blu-ray debut on March 14th!


I've always been a big Ray Harryhausen fan, and THE VALLEY OF GWANGI still has one of the most impressive stop-motion effects sequences ever committed to film. (i.e. "The Roping of Gwangi" sequence) And now I am happy to report that this classic dino-filled adventure is making the leap to high-definition this Tuesday!

Synopsis: Cowpokes head into a mysterious Mexican valley to head em up and move em out. But they're not looking for little doggies. They're looking for great big dinosaurs! James Franciscus stars in this thunderous adventure featuring amazing special effects by Ray Harryhausen (THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, et al.)

Franciscus plays a Wild West showman who leads his riding and roping crew into legendary VALLEY OF GWANGI, where prehistoric giants still roam. Thanks to Harryhausen wizardry, fantastic creatures lunge, fight and rampage in scene after dazzling scene (including an awesome sequence where the cowboys rope Gwangi, a razor-toothed Allosaurus). Saddle up and join the excitement!

Disc Specs:
Rated PG | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

  • Return to the Valley featurette with SFX wizard Ray Harryhausen.
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
THE VALLEY OF GWANGI comes out on Tuesday, March 14th from The Warner Archive Collection. You can order it now from AMAZON, BULLMOOSE, and DIABOLIK DVD! If you love classic dinosaur cinema, or happen to be a fan of Ray Harryhausen's work, you owe it to yourself to pick this disc up!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trailer Round-Up: Mega Indie Trailer Extravaganza!

During the last Trailer Round-Up, we here at the News Vault focused trailers for several upcoming Hollywood blockbusters. This time, we are going to focus entirely on previews for upcoming indie Horror fare! Zombies, monsters, strippers, vengeful femme fatales, serial slashers, and more await you in the NINE trailers below!

Release Date: March 28, 2017 on DVD (Currently available for rental/download in digital HD.)

Kidnapped after spurning a man's advances, a young woman slowly falls for the charms of her captor, who may be the serial killer the police have been hunting for! Though he eventually sets her free, Jennifer Grayson must help the authorities stop him once and for all!

Release Date: April 7, 2017 (In Limited Theaters and on VOD)

After Claire's mother dies, she and her husband move back to her childhood home. When traumatic memories come flooding back, Claire finds herself haunted by her long-forgotten imaginary friend. What is the terrifying thing that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want? Directed by James Cullen Bressack, BETHANY stars Tom Green (yes, THAT Tom Green), Shannen Doherty, and Felissa Rose (Angela from SLEEPAWAY CAMP!).

Release Date: Now available on Digital HD!

A young married couple documents their descent down the rabbit hole as they seek to fulfill one of their darkest desires: Kill a stranger and film it for posterity. Strain and second thoughts pull at their devotion to each other, as they carefully plot out a heinous crime for the sake of curiosity. While they may have carefully thought out every small step and detail of getting away with murder, nothing can prepare them with the guilt and the weight of moving on in the aftermath. Shot in a documentary style from the perspective of the couple's camera, the film documents their moral decay for the sake of "art."

Release Date: TBA

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE is a fast-paced romp where both ketchup and blood flow freely! Based on his FANtastic Horror Film Festival winning script, writer/director Gregory Blair helms the film, which tells the tale of a friendly backyard gathering that goes awry when an unexpected guest shows up. With a pickax. And an attitude! Things go south from there as the guests try to survive.

Release Date: TBA

After an innocent prank leaves Amanda pregnant and out of a job, she finds herself on the verge of motherhood and the target of a psychotic stalker who will stop at nothing to get her hands on the unborn child.

Release Date: March 28, 2017 (VOD)

Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club, turns into a blood bath. With time running out, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to try and put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.

Release Date: March 17, 2017 (VOD)

When three young women receive shocking videos anonymously, a nightmare is reawakened that ignites their thirst for bloody vengeance. They embark on a journey to locate the house, their sadistic captor and to uncover the truth behind those locked doors. But, the most shocking revelation of all will be the identities of the victims.

Release Date: Now available on Digital HD!

This mockumentary revolves around the mass murder and disappearance of fifty-seven people in the border town of Sangre de Cristo, Arizona. The police arrest the lone survivor, an illegal immigrant named Francisco Salazar. He is found covered with the blood of a number of his fellow residents. It seems like an open-and-shut case until a roll of photos taken by Salazar reveal what actually happened on that fateful night.

Release Date: Now Available on DVD!

At a time where online dating could prove fatal, Jack and Kristy decide they're ready meet in person. Aiming for an adventurous first date, they plan a weekend getaway to a cozy cabin deep in the woodlands of rural Missouri. While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest, and the family lurking there, has in store for outsiders.

That's all I've got for you at the moment Vault Dwellers, but be sure to check back again soon for more trailers, news, and more right here at The B-Movie News Vault!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 03/07/2017!

Vault Master's Pick of the Week!
Welcome to the first STOCK YOUR VAULT post of March gang! This week, we get a slew of direct-to-DVD fare (hope you like bargain-priced collections and Star Trek: Voyager!) and also some really major Blu-ray releases! 

Arrow Video has now separately released Special Editions of DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT and DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS, Mill Creek Entertainment unexpectedly unveils a Blu-ray of 1988's PULSE, and Scream Factory adds another indie Horror title to their impressive catalog with their release of Ruth Platt's THE LESSON. (Read my review HERE.)

Also available today are Synapse Entertainment's Limited Edition Steelbook of POPCORN (at $50, it's far too rich for my blood!), Shout Selects' Collector's Edition of COLORS (featuring an unrated cut of the film!), and Dan Lantz's BLOODRUNNERS (read my review HERE), which stars Ice-T and Michael McFadden! 

There's plenty of other stuff to add to your collections this week, so scroll on down to see what's new!

Cold War 2
Death Walks at Midnight (Special Edition)
Death Walks on High Heels (Special Edition)
The Eyes of My Mother
Incarnate (Unrated)
The Lesson
Phantasy Star Online 2

Colors (Collector's Edition)
The Donald Farmer Collection: Volume 1 (Summoned & A Taste of Flesh)
Popcorn (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Pulse (1988)
Turn A Gundam: Collection 2

13 Score
Always Shine
Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend
Door to the Other Side
Forbidden Cinema Vol. 15: Peepshow Loops
Hellzone Rangers
Hotel of the Damned
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (2017)
The Last Fitness Instructor
The Legend of Chupacabras
The Lone Ranger (20-episode serial)
The Phantom Flyer
Population Zero
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Vol. 2 - Extinction
Satanis: The Devil's Mass
The Shadow People
Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Series
Star Trek: Voyager: Seasons 1 - 7 (Each sold separately)
The Stupids
The Terror of Tiny Town
Thanks God It's Friday
Theda Bara: The Vampire (A Fool There Was / The Unchastened Woman) Toy Commercials of the 50s and 60s
When the A-Bomb Falls

Abraxas + 4 Bonus Films
Contains: Abraxas - Guardian of the Universe, Honor, Zero Tolerance, Pacific Inferno, and No Contest.

Croczilla + 7 Bonus Movies
Contains: Piranha, Attack of the Giant Leeches, Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, The Killer Shrews, Creature, and The Giant Gila Monster.

Horror: 20 Movie Collection
Contains: Hostel (Unrated Director's Cut), Hostel Part II (Unrated Director's Cut), Anatomy, Anatomy 2, Hollow Man (Director's Cut), Hollow Man 2, The Hunt for the BTK Killer, The Tattooist, Anaconda, Black Water, Red Water, She Creature, The Breed, The Cave, The Forsaken, Vampires: The Turning, Bats: Human Harvest, Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, Kaw, and Nightwing.
(1979) / PG

Lost Pre-Code Classics Volume 2
Contains: Extravagance, Night Life in Reno, Vanity Fair, The Animal Kingdom, and Sensation Hunters.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

News Vault Spotlight On: Indie Filmmaker Todd "Killer" Wolfson!

Greetings Vault Dwellers! I'm taking a break from posting the usual stuff you crave in order to (hopefully) start a new editorial series at The B-Movie News Vault. Every month I receive dozens of e-mails about upcoming indie Horror films. Admittedly I don't get around to promoting many of those films, or the people behind the camera lens, so I want to right that wrong tonight, starting with an up-and-coming indie filmmaker you may not have heard of.... yet!


I give Todd's taste in t-shirts five stars!

Todd Wolfson, is an independent Screenwriter, Director, and sometimes Actor, who runs Pittsburgh-based Just Buried Productions. Growing up, he was obsessed with all things Horror, including '80s slashers, monster movies, creature features, and Japanese Horror, as well as the low-budget offerings from Troma and Charles Band's Full Moon Entertainment! (He's also a huge Kevin Smith fan!)

A passionate writer since his early years, Todd wrote numerous poems and short stories over the years, typically focusing on "the underdogs, rejects, and freaks of society who no one would ever expect to fight back." But it wasn't until the Spring of 2015, where he met up with the "Shadow Frame" crew, and finally shot his first short film, a Horror/Comedy called 8-BIT BLOOD BATH!

The movie was shot within a week on a grueling schedule, but everyone on board the production put in the maximum amount of effort to get it completed. 8-BIT BLOOD BATH eventually made its debut online on March 6, 2016 on YouTube!

Currently Todd has numerous irons in the fire: He's writing a novel called A FIEND'S PROSE: WARLOCKS OF ROZYLN, and working on several film projects. His first is a Grindhouse-style parody trailer for a non-existent movie called SPONGE.

Humanity will be scrubbed from the face of the Earth!
It is his tribute to the drive-in theater creature features of the 1950s and '60s, and also takes inspiration from films like CRITTERS and ALIENS. (With a bit of THE TWILIGHT ZONE tossed in for good measure.) He is also developing a new "artsy dark comedy" called BATSH!T, which features a recently unemployed man who is "trapped inside his apartment and his own zany head."

Throughout the course of the movie, the main character slowly, but surely, loses his mind and experiences various hallucinations during his bizarre mental breakdown. (Apparently he begins to think his neighbor is a serial killer, and that his best friend is a pixelated game sprite!)

SPONGE is planned for an early 2017 release (official date TBA), and BATSH!T will go into production soon after.


Written and Directed by "Killer" Wolfson
[Watch the trailer.]

Synopsis: On Halloween night in the mundane city of Rozlyn, a fiery cauldron of evil is a brewing. Meet Billy Blitzkrieg, a video game nerd and recluse who loves nothing more than to sit in his room, gaming all night with his "UltraGlove." That all changes when he gets a call from high school crush, Mallory Rose, who lures Billy into her dark occult world. When a ritual takes a turn for the worse, Billy wishes he would have just stayed home and beat the last level of Ghouls & Goblins...

Written by "Killer" Wolfson | Directed by Phillip Ray Angel

Synopsis: Byron Mason is a teacher at Rozlyn Academy, that has always been extremely passionate about his career and his art. But that all changes when Byron goes through an awful divorce. He becomes an unreliable alcoholic, that eventually loses everything else he once cherished in life, including his job. This causes Byron to snap, and soon he is using his handy dandy X-Acto knife to carve wicked designs into his victims' corpses, turning them into his own sick and exquisite works of art.

SPONGE (2017)
Written and Directed by "Killer Wolfson"

Synopsis: When a failed door-to-door salesman named Jerry finds a box of strange blue sponges, his luck turns around! Soon he's back in his groove and selling the hell out of them, not realizing that they are actually tentacled monsters from another planet that resemble sponges! Soon the tiny rectangular terrors are on the loose and sucking all of the brains and blood from their victims! Can they be stopped?!

Thank you for taking the time to read about Todd "Killer" Wolfson, and many thanks to Todd himself for supplying me with pictures, links, and some biographical information. If any of you Vault Dwellers enjoyed 8-BIT BLOOD BATH or AESTHETIC DEMISE and want to keep up to date on Todd's future projects, be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter! And don't forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel as well, so you can watch his short films, plus exclusive behind the scenes footage!

If you're a independent and/or low-budget filmmaker, artist, or musician and want to be part of the next News Vault Spotlight, please contact us at! Be sure to include a short biography, photos, links to your website and/or social media pages, and most importantly, links to your creations!

Campy Creatures are coming from Keymaster Games in August 2017!

Honestly, the box art's already got me sold on this game!

First of all, allow me to apologize to Mattox Shuler from Keymaster Games. He had sent me information about this game weeks ago, and I somehow ended up condemning his e-mail to a spam folder! Had I not kept meticulous notes on what , I probably would have forgotten all about this cool-looking card game! And while this news was time sensitive, I am very happy to announce that this game is not only fully funded, but has more than tripled the initial goal of $15,000! If you still want to contribute monetarily, just visit the Campy Creatures Kickstarter Page to make a pledge!

As mad scientists, each player has been tasked with the goal of capturing "Mortals" for future experimentation. Players have an army of Campy Creatures to do their bidding (including a Blob, Vampire, Werewolf, and Kaiju) with three nights to get the job done! Be warned though—the Mortals won’t go out without a fight. Campy Creatures is for 2 to 5 players, and each full game takes approximately twenty, to thirty minutes to complete!

Each player is given an identical hand of Creatures. A turn begins when Mortals, Traps, or other Artifacts are revealed. Mortals are worth positive points, traps are negative, and artifacts give players different abilities. Each player simultaneously chooses a Creature and places it face-down. Once all have chosen, the Creatures are revealed and their abilities resolve. The Creature with the highest strength collects a card first, the second highest goes next, and so forth. A new turn begins when new Mortals, Traps, and Artifacts are revealed. A night lasts for six turns, and the player with the most victory points after three nights wins.
The awesomely designed "Creature Cards" for the game!
With funding secured, Keymaster Games is planning to unleash Campy Creatures in August of this year. It currently only costs $20 for the game, and is a guaranteed good time for b-movie monster fans, ages 8 and up! There will also be a free iOS and Android app to coincide with Campy Creatures, AND there are also plans to release a limited edition series series of beer (courtesy of Bottle Logic Brewing) to either drink while playing Campy Creatures, or enjoy at your leisure. These will be tart ales, and each release over 2017 will feature a different creature from the game! Pretty damned cool, right?

If you're sold on Campy Creatures (like I am), CLICK HERE to secure your very own copy now! Still kind of unsure about the game's mechanics? Have no fear, for the gents at Keymaster Games have got covered! Just watch the short YouTube video below to give yourself a better idea of how Campy Creatures works!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Grab your wooden stakes and Tommy guns! BLOODRUNNERS comes to Blu-ray and digital HD on March 7th!


I've had the pleasure of watching and reviewing BLOODRUNNERS already (read my thoughts on it HERE), and I really enjoyed it! It's a well-made period piece with a fantastic cast, and a cool premise! Definitely check it out once it's released this coming Tuesday!

Synopsis: It's 1933 and Prohibition has proven very profitable for corrupt cops like Jack Malone (Michael McFadden). He collects a 'luxury tax' from every bootlegger and scofflaw in town. Shaking down Chesterfield's, the newly opened speakeasy, should've been simple. But instead, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires that are hellbent on taking over the town! With nowhere else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy, and a crazy preacher to save the town and make a final stand against Chesterfield (Ice-T) and his vampires.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (Aspect Ratio TBA)
Audio - TBA

  • Audio Commentary with director/writer, Dan Lantz, and actor/writer Michael McFadden.
  • Official Trailer
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
BLOODRUNNERS will be available on Tuesday, March 7th! Support this film by ordering it exclusively from its OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE! You can get the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for a mere $14.95, or obtain a digital copy at ITUNES or GOOGLE PLAY for $12.99!

Trailer Round-Up: Hollywood Blockbuster Edition 2017 - Vol. 1!

There are dozens of trailers just waiting to be shared Vault Dwellers, but Hollywood Blockbuster season started super early this year! So let's take a look at the newest trailers for three highly anticipated sequels, and a reboot that looks like it'll be a great time at the theater! Aliens, ghostly sailors, and giant monsters

Release Date: May 19, 2017

The latest entry into the ALIEN franchise is supposed to form a bridge between PROMETHEUS, and Ridley Scott's classic creature feature! In this film, a group of colonists (all couples apparently) travel to an Earth-like planet devoid of all animal life. At first they think they've come to paradise, but things quickly go downhill once they discover a derelict alien craft filled with familiar-looking eggs. To be honest, the trailer didn't blow my mind, but it looks like it could be the best franchise entry since ALIENS, and I'm more than ready to give it a chance! (Holy shit! Danny McBride is in this?!) Peep the trailer out below then start counting down the days Xenomorph fans!

Release Date: May 5, 2017

The latest trailer delivers more action and humor as we head out on another adventure with our favorite crew of intergalactic misfits! This time around, they are joined by former foes (Yondu and Nebula), and new teammate Mantis, who can read people's thoughts and emotions. And not only will the Guardians save the Galaxy from a new threat (Ego the Living Planet!) but Starlord (Chris Pratt) will finally discover who his biological father is! I adored the first film and can't wait to see what director James Gunn has in store for us this time! May can't get here fast enough!

Release Date: March 10, 2017

I have been eagerly anticipating this all new reboot of King Kong, and can't wait to see how it fits into Legendary's GODZILLA universe! Members of a monster-hunting agency called Monarch investigate the mysterious "Skull Island" during a secret military mission. Then all hell breaks loose when they run afoul of Kong, the island's "king," as well as a multitude of giant prehistoric monsters! (Hmm... I'm starting to wonder if Kong's isle is going to be the "Monster Island" of the American Godzilla franchise?) Scope out the final trailer below and get excited Vault Dwellers!

Release Date: May 26, 2017

Johnny Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow one last(?) time in this new entry into the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN series! A new supernatural threat emerges from the ocean depths when a pirate-hating spirit named Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem) escapes from "The Devil's Triangle" with the single-minded goal of killing Jack Sparrow. With the aid of friends both new and old, Jack seeks out "Poseidon's Trident," a powerful artifact that may help him defeat the undead Salazar and his ghostly crew! This actually looks like it'll be pretty cool and... OH MY GOD! ZOMBIE SHARKS!

That's all I've got for you today Vault Dwellers! Check back again soon for more trailers, Blu-ray news, and more, right here at The B-Movie News Vault!