Wednesday, January 30, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/29/2019!


It's time to say good-bye to January 2019 Vault Dwellers! While this is typically a slow time of year for new release announcements, I have to say that it was a surprisingly good month for genre releases on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD! That being said, I really hope you put aside some spending money, because January 2019 is going out with a bang!

Warner Archive Collection brings gives two Tarzan classics their Blu-ray debut, namely TARZAN GOES TO INDIA and TARZAN'S THREE CHALLENGES, Scream Factory brings DEADLY FORCE and SCREAMERS to Blu-ray for the first time, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT joins the Criterion Collection, and Penelope Spheeris' SUBURBIA gets a nice Collector's Edition from Shout Select.

Severin Films ups their game immensely this week with four new titles! First up is Sergio Martino's giallo ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK (restored in 4K!), and a 3-Disc "companion" release entitled ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO, which contains a new documentary, over four hours of giallo trailers, and a soundtrack CD! Severin also released two double features in coordination with Something Weird Video: MONDO FREUDO & MONDO BIZARRO and ECCO & THE FORBIDDEN!

Also flexing some major muscle this week is Vinegar Syndrome, who also have four new titles! Greydon Clark's UNINVITED, Rolfe Kanefsky's THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE, Richard Haine's SPLATTER UNIVERSITY, and Lee Frost's A CLIMAX OF BLUE POWER! Along with a good number of indie and anime titles, there's definitely something for every taste this week!

To see the full roster of this week's new DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Ultra HD discs, be sure to scroll down!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
All the Colors of the Dark (Severin Films)
Doctor Who: The Complete Eleventh Series
Humans 3.0 (Uncut UK Edition)
In the Heat of the Night (Criterion Collection)
The Moose Head Over the Mantel
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms


NEW TO BLU-RAY
All the Colors of Giallo (3-Disc Set - Severin Films)
The Ancient Magus Bride: Part One
Battle Creek Brawl (88 Films - Region B)
Beyblade: The Complete Original Series
A Climax of Blue Power (Vinegar Syndrome)
Deadly Force (Scream Factory)
Dead Silence (Limited Edition)
Divine Gate: The Complete Series
Ecco / The Forbidden (Severin Films - Double Feature)
Gangsta: The Complete Series
Girls' Last Tour: The Complete Collection
Mondo Freudo / Mondo Bizarro (Severin Films - Double Feature)
The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (Shout! Factory)
Reign of the Supermen
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (Shout! Factory)
Screamers (Scream Factory)
Shin Tetsujin 28: The Complete Series (1980)
Splatter University (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Suburbia (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
Suspiria (2019)
Tarzan Goes to India (Warner Archive Collection)
Tarzan's Three Challenges (Warner Archive Collection)
Tetsujin 28: Morning Moon of Midday
There's Nothing Out There (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Uninivited (Blu-ray/DVD combo - Vinegar Syndrome)
Willow


NEW TO DVD
Athena
The Beast
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls
Chop Chop Chang: Operation CHIMP
Death Carries a Cane (1973 - Rogue Video)
Lupin the 3rd: Series 2, Box 3
Save Yourself
Slice
Snake Outta Compton
The Snarling
Spring Tide
Stupernatural (Special Edition)
Those Who Kill
The Untamed Aggression Collection: Vol. 1
The Untamed Aggression Collection: Vol. 2


Monday, January 28, 2019

On January 29th, Severin Films Has ALL THE COLORS on Blu-ray!


SEVERIN FILMS BRINGS SERGIO MARTINO'S CLASSIC THRILLER, AND A MASSIVE 3-DISC DOCUMENTARY & TRAILER COMPILATION TO BLU-RAY DISC!

I've only dipped a toe into the giallo sub-genre over the years, so I am not nearly as excited as some of you may be for this pair of new Blu-rays. That being said, I've been meaning to watch more Italian cinema, and I'm a sucker for a good trailer compilation, so I'll probably be adding these to the mighty Vault collection at some point! If you're a big fan of giallo films, these two releases are definite must-owns!

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK (1972)

Synopsis: A desperate and psychotic criminal targets Jane, a young woman who stands to inherit a fortune. Slashed and scarred. Jane tries to believe it's only a nightmare but everywhere she turns - in the subway, on the street the man with the knife is there. A mysterious woman offers to cure her by means of black magic, but the satanic rituals only aggravate her condition, catapulting her into a kaleidoscope of psychedelic horror!

The luscious Edwige Fenech (STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER) gives the performance of her career as a woman tormented by visions of Satanic violence, hallucinatory horror and psychosexual insanity. George Hilton (THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH), Ivan Rassimov (EATEN ALIVE) and Susan Scott (EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS) co-star in this EuroShock masterpiece from director Sergio Martino (TORSO) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS) – with “possibly one of the best horror scores of all time” (Scream Magazine) by Bruno Nicolai!

Did you know: The American cut AXED seven minutes from the film's original running time?

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Scan made from the original negative!
  • They’re Coming To Get You: Alternate U.S. Cut (88 mins.)
  • Color My Nightmare: Interview with Director Sergio Martino.
  • Last Of The Mohicans: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.
  • Giallo is the Color: Interviews with Actor George Hilton & Italian Horror Expert Antonio Tentori.
  • Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of All The Colors of Sergio Martino.
  • Trailers
  • BONUS Disc: Soundtrack CD! (Limited to 2,500)
Sergio Martino's ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK arrives on Blu-ray on Tuesday, January 29th and should cost between $20 - $28. You can procure yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SEVERIN FILMS!




ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO (2018)

Synopsis: ‘Giallo’ is Italian for ‘yellow’, the color of the lurid pulp novels that inspired one of the most intense, extreme and influential genres in movie history. In this unprecedented collection, experience the full chronological evolution of giallo with more than 100 rare and classic trailers from such masters as Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Antonio Margheriti, Umberto Lenzi and many more.

Then slip on black leather gloves and set the mood with a Bonus CD of legendary soundtrack music from composers that include Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, Bruno Nicolai, Stelvio Cipriani and others, along with all-new featurettes that thrust even deeper into the genre. (There is even a disc devoted to Krimi films, the German cousin to the Giallo!) “But be warned,” says Gizmodo.com, “once you start going down the blood-slicked giallo rabbit hole, you may become dangerously obsessed.”

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

Extras:

DISC ONE (BLU-RAY):
  • OVER FOUR HOURS OF GIALLO TRAILERS!
  • NEW! All the Colors of Giallo - Newly produced feature length documentary by Federico Caddeo!
  • The Giallo Frames - Interview with John Martin, editor of 'The Giallo Pages.
  • Audio Commentary on every trailer with Kat Ellinger, author of All The Colors of Sergio Martino.

DISC TWO (DVD):
  • Kriminal! - 90 Minute Krimi Trailer Compilation!
  • The Case of the Krimi - Interview with film historian Marcus Stiglegger.

DISC THREE (CD):
  • The Strange Sounds of The Bloodstained Films - Bonus CD of Giallo themes compiled by Alfonso Carrillo of Rendezvous. From the archives of BEAT Records Company. Remastered by Claudio Fuiano.
Sorry for the scant details on ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO Vault Dwellers - I couldn't find any info on the audio & video specs, or a complete running time (which I estimate to be at least eight hours)! This treasure trove of giallo goodness will be in stock on January 29th, and will cost between $25 - $28, which seems like a great bargain considering everything that is included in this set! Order now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SEVERIN FILMS!



Friday, January 25, 2019

Salt City Horror Fest Rises Again on April 13th, 2019!


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SALT CITY HORROR FEST RETURNS TO ITS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS IN APRIL WITH A KILLER 35MM LINEUP THAT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS! 

I sadly missed out on Salt City Horror Fest last year, which boasted a crazy-awesome 35mm roster that featured the original KING KONG, C.H.U.D., C.H.U.D. II, CREEPSHOW 2, PET SEMATARY, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, TERRORVISION, and THE MANSON MASSACRE! My only thought after missing that show was "Damn, it'll be hard to top that." Luckily The Palace Theater's programmers were up to the task this year!

On Saturday, April 13th this annual event returns to The Palace Theater in Syracuse for a full day of 35mm screenings! The doors open at 10:00 AM to allow attendees to stake out their seats and scope out all the various vendor tables in the lobby. At 10:30 various shorts and 35mm cartoons will fire up on the big screen, and the movies kick-off at 11:00 AM!

But things are a little bit different this time around Vault Dwellers as there will be NO special guests or Q&A sessions, and no breaks between films! (Essentially, you have until the end credits to rush to the bathroom and/or grab a snack!) That's right: This going to be an endurance run! And you may not want to leave your seat much at all because the lineup is populated with some fantastic films and rare gems!

FILM LINEUP: 
While I'm not certain about the exact start and stop times for each film, I can at least tell you what's playing, and in what order! Brace yourselves film fans:
  • JAWS (1975) - Spielberg's immortal classic about a heroic trio battling a man-eating Great White to save their island community! (Read my review HERE.)
  • EQUINOX (1970) - A sole survivor recounts how he and his friends were attacked by a demon in this rarely screened 1970 classic!
  • RAZORBACK (1984) - "JAWS on trotters!" An American journeys to the Australian Outback to find out what happened to his wife and ends up battling a giant boar! This is a very rare screening of this film, which is probably one of the artsiest entries into the eco-horror sub-genre!
  • PSYCHO (1960) - Alfred Hitchcock's classic proto-slasher features Anthony Perkins' in the iconic role of Norman Bates!
  • NEVER HIKE ALONE (2017) - Vincent DiSanti's awesome FRIDAY THE 13TH fan film! A hiker accidentally wanders onto the remnants of Camp Crystal Lake and quickly discovers that he's not alone! (Digital presentation.)
  • I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1970) - After wreaking havoc on a small town, a gang of hippies are infected with rabies, and go on a cannibalism spree. Holy cow, this movie sounds completely bonkers!
  • THE THING (1982) - John Carpenter's amazing adaptation of Joseph Campbell's novella Who Goes There? An all-star cast is trapped in the Antarctic with a shape-shifting menace from another world in this horror classic! (Read my review HERE.)
  • SCANNERS (1981) - David Cronenberg's classic involving a man that is tasked with using his psychic powers to hunt down others like him! This one has one of the greatest exploding head scenes in cinematic history! 
  • SEVERANCE (2006) - A group of employees go to a secluded cabin in Hungary for a team-building weekend, and end up fighting for their lives in this fun horror-comedy from Christopher Smith, who also directed CREEP and BLACK DEATH.
Advance tickets for this year's SALT CITY HORROR FEST are currently on sale - CLICK HERE to secure yours now! Regular tickets are $30 while VIP tickets are $60 and will net you a catered dinner plus an official Salt City Horror Fest t-shirt! (Note: There is also a "ticket fee" if you pre-order online.) Otherwise, arrive early on April 13th, get a ticket at the door, and prepare yourself for a full day of 35mm madness!

For further info and updates, be sure to follow SALT CITY HORROR FEST on Facebook! And hopefully I'll see some of you there in April!


SPLATTER UNIVERSITY, THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE, and UNINVITED Arrive on Blu-ray January 29th!



KILLER CAT PUPPETS, PSYCHO KILLERS, AND CARNIVOROUS TERRORS FROM SPACE AWAIT YOU IN VINEGAR SYNDROME'S TRIO OF NEW BLU-RAY TITLES!

I first experienced UNINVITED on late night cable TV on USA UP... All Night hosted by Gilbert Gottfried. And as silly as it is, this movie scared the bejesus out of me as a kid! Directed by Greydon Clark (WITHOUT WARNING, WACKO) this film follows a group of people on a yacht being terrorized by a mutant creature that hides within a cat until threatened!

THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE I discovered nearly twenty years ago thanks to Andrew from  Badmovies.Org, who gave it a glowing review. Everyone gives Wes Craven's SCREAM credit for being the first meta-Horror film, but THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE preceded it by a full five years, and features a horror movie-obsessed character who tries to defend himself (and his friends) from an otherworldly terror!

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY is one of the few slasher films I've missed out on over the years, so I'm pretty curious about it. Directed by Richard Haines (CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH, ALIEN SPACE AVENGER), this low-budget 16mm shocker seems like it'd go well with SLAUGHTER HIGH, GRADUATION DAY, and FINAL EXAM!

If I've piqued your interest in any of these new VinSyn releases, scroll down to see the specs & extras for these discs!

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY (1984)

Synopsis: Years ago, a madman escaped from an asylum, slashing his way through to freedom and continuing his bloody rampage at nearby Saint Trinian’s College. Now, years later, new teacher Julie Parker, begins to sense that something isn’t quite right at the small town college and it’s not long before her students and fellow faculty members begin disappearing or, worse yet, are found brutally butchered. Determined to uncover the truth behind the ongoing violence, Julie begins her own investigation, unaware that she’s putting herself at risk of becoming the ruthless murderer’s next target.

A classic of no-budget horror filmmaking, Richard W. Haines’ SPLATTER UNIVERSITY is a trashy and consciously absurd 80s slasher that revels in the best (and worst) tropes of the genre. Sporting bloody kills, absurd twists, and a face smacking finale, Vinegar Syndrome presents SPLATTER UNIVERSITY in its North American Blu-ray debut, sporting a brand new (and first ever) restoration from its original 16mm camera negative!

Prepare to be pulverized, traumatized, and hospitalized by.... SPLATTER U!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 78 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K restoration made from 16mm camera negative!
  • Commentary track with director Richard W. Haines!
  • Commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
  • Audio interview with composer Christopher Burke!
  • Still gallery
  • Theme song
  • Script gallery
  • Radio spots
  • Original trailer
  • TV spot
  • Reversible cover art 
Richard Haines' SPLATTER UNIVERSITY hits retailers on Tuesday, January 29th and cost between $20 - $25! Get it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME if you want an extremely limited (to 1,500) embossed slipcover!




THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE (1991)

Synopsis: Mike is always getting in the way of fun. His obsession with horror movies and their rules dictates that no matter where he goes, he can’t help but expect to find a monster lurking around every corner. But this time, his paranoia might be justified…

After being invited to a remote lodge, along with some friends, Mike immediately begins to sense that something isn’t right, but none of his friends believe him. Unfortunately, they’re dead wrong, and a slimy alien frog monster has indeed landed in the nearby woods and set out to fulfill it’s mission of killing all human males and mating with females. Can Mike convince his friends that there IS something out there, before the men have their brains sucked out and the women are carrying green mutant fetuses?

Made by then 19 year old cinematic wunderkind Rolfe Kanefsky, THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE is a gag and gore filled horror comedy which lovingly riffs on some of the genre’s most used tropes. Produced and edited by acclaimed editor Victor Kanefsky (GANJA & HESS, BLOODSUCKING FREAKS), Vinegar Syndrome presents the Blu-ray debut of THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE, newly restored from its 35mm interpositive and featuring more extra features than any other title in our catalog!

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 91 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K scan from the original interpositive!
  • NEW! There’s A Movie Out There – An interview with writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky and editor Victor Kanefsky!
  • NEW! 40 Years Of Cutting – An interview with Victor Kanefsky!
  • NEW! Interview with actor Craig Peck!
  • NEW! Group commentary with director Rolfe Kanefsky, Joe Lynch (filmmaker), Jeff Reddick (filmmaker), and others!
  • Archival ‘20th anniversary’ commentary with Rolfe Kanefsky!
  • Archival group commentary with Rolfe Kanefsky, Victor Kanefsky, Craig Peck, Mark Collver and others!
  • Commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
  • Archival interview with Rolfe Kanefsky.
  • Copycat – A short film about the film’s influence.
  • Murder in Winter – An early feature film by Rolfe Kanefsky. (Blu-ray only)
  • Just Listen – An early short film by Rolfe Kanefsky.
  • Mood Boobs – A short film by Rolfe Kanefsky.
  • Behind the scenes of Mood Boobs.
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Music video
  • Production stills gallery
  • Behind the scenes rehearsal footage
  • Pre-production footage and video storyboards
  • Original cast auditions
  • Animation test footage and deleted shots
  • Reversible cover art.
Holy HELL! Not only does this oft-forgotten Horror gem get a new 2K transfer, but.... FOUR audio commentaries?! That's insane! THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE will also be released on January 29th and should cost between $20 - $25! Order it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME, which will net you a Limited Edition embossed slipcover (limited to 2,000)!




UNINVITED (1988)

Synopsis: At a secluded biochemical lab, which runs cruel tests on animals, a seemingly innocent looking cat has just escaped. But beneath its furry exterior, a terrifying monster has been seeded, emerging to brutally maim and kill anyone it finds threatening.

Discovered by a group of teenage spring breakers and brought aboard a luxury yacht bound for the Cayman Islands, the cuddly fluff ball quickly begins gnawing away at the ship’s guests and crew. But to make matters even worse, it’s soon revealed that the cruise’s host, a renowned multimillionaire, is in fact on the run from the law and won’t return the boat to shore, killer mutant cat be damned!

A mind-boggling piece of late 80s horror weirdness, mixing low-fi creature effects, explosive gore, crime thriller subplots, and a fairly logical cat monster, Greydon Clark’s (JOYSTICKS) UNINVITED stars George Kennedy (DEATH SHIP), Alex Cord (THE DEAD ARE ALIVE), and legendary character actor Clu Gulager (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD).

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 91 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

Extras:
  • NEW! 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative!
  • Commentary track with director Greydon Clark!
  • Alternate International Cut! (93 minutes)
  • That Darn Mutant Cat! – An interview with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg!
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible cover art!
Vinegar Syndrome has given this movie far more attention than it deserves, and I love them for it! UNINVITED arrives at most retailers on January 29th, and should cost between $20 - $25! Order it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from VINEGAR SYNDROME to obtain one of their cool limited (to 2,000) edition embossed slipcovers!



On January 29th Scream Factory Brings You Wings and Things!


"DEADLY FORCE" AND 1995'S "SCREAMERS" ARRIVE ON BLU-RAY DISC FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

I have yet to watch DEADLY FORCE, but it seems to fit thematically with Scream Factory's latest Collector's Edition releases of 10 TO MIDNIGHT and COBRA. I haven't seen SCREAMERS since it premiered on cable (on Cinemax if memory serves) well over a decade ago, but I have been meaning to revisit it. Sigh.... guess it's time to pick up that second job I've been thinking about so I can buy these.

DEADLY FORCE (1983)

Synopsis: The X-killer is too insane to be caught. But one ex-cop is just crazy enough to try. Los Angeles is in the clutches of terror as a killer stalks the streets. Seventeen people have died and the only clue is an "X" carved in the forehead of each victim. Enter Stoney Cooper (Wings Hauser), a former police-officer-turned-private-detective. He's super-tough, rebellious, and angry and vows to bring the psychopath responsible for the "X-murders" to justice.

When innocent people are at risk ... when the police are powerless ... when nothing else will do ... your only recourse is DEADLY FORCE.

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 95 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • None.
DEADLY FORCE debuts on Blu-ray on Tuesday, January 29th and should cost between $19 - $23! Order yourself a copy now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY.




SCREAMERS (1995)

Synopsis: The year is 2078. The man is rebel Alliance Commander Col. Joseph Hendrickson (Peter Weller), assigned to protect the Sirius 6B outpost from ravage and plunder at the hands of the New Economic Bloc.

His state-of-the-art weaponry are known as Screamers: manmade killing devices programmed to eliminate all enemy life forms. Screamers travel underground, their intent to kill announced by piercing shrieks. They dissect their victims with sushi precision, then eradicate all traces of the carnage. They are lethal. Effective. Tidy.

And somehow, they are mutating – self-replicating into human form – and slaughtering every beating heart on the planet.
Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 108 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - ?

Extras:
  • NEW! Northern Frights – An Interview With Director Christian Duguay!
  • NEW! Orchestrating The Future – An Interview With Producer Tom Berry!
  • NEW! More Screamer Than Human – An Interview With Co-writer Miguel Tejada-Flores!
  • NEW! From Runaway To Space – An Interview With Actress Jennifer Rubin!
  • Theatrical Trailer
SCREAMERS (not SCREAMERS) also arrives on Blu-ray on January 29th and should cost between $22 - $24! Guarantee yourself a copy now by ordering from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY's online store!



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

STOCK YOUR VAULT: New DVDs & Blu-rays for 01/22/2019!


Vault Master's Pick of the Week!

January 2019 is wrapping up Vault Dwellers, and overall I'd say that it has been a pretty decent month for DVD & Blu-ray releases! This week offers up a rather light selection of new discs, but there's some definite must-owns on this roster!

Unearthed Films brings DIS to DVD & Blu-ray, Warner Archive Collection debuts Eugene Lourie's newly restored THE GIANT BEHEMOTH on Blu-ray disc, Wild Eye Releasing unleashes a new Blu of SHEBORG, and Arrow Video unveils their truly impressive 2-Disc Limited Edition of WATERWORLD that is loaded with extras and has three different cuts of the film!

VCI comes out of nowhere and graces us with Blu-ray/DVD combo packs of BLACK SHAMPOO and KISS OF THE TARANTULA, and Scream Factory absolutely kills it with their awesome new Collector's Edition Blu-rays of 10 TO MIDNIGHT and COBRA! Both boast new transfers and loads of cool extras, thus justifying their hefty pricetags!

There are other titles of interest on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD - continue scrolling to see the full list!


NEW TO DVD & BLU-RAY
Arcadia
Beast of the Water
Dis (Unearthed Films)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Set 3 (Limited Edition)
Killjoys: Season 4
Noctambulist


NEW TO BLU-RAY
10 to Midnight (Collector's Edition)
Black Shampoo (VCI)
Christmas With Cookie: The Trilogy Collection
Cobra (Collector's Edition)
Death Note / Death Note: The Last Name (Double Feature)
Death Note: Light Up the New World
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Collector's Edition - Shout Select)
The Giant Behemoth (Warner Archive Collection)
How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2 (Double Feature)
How to Train Your Dragon (4K UHD)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (4K UHD)
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Eureeka! - Region B Import)
Kiss of the Tarantula (VCI)
Land of the Lustrous: The Complete Collection
One Piece: 3D2Y
Pandora in the Crimson Shell - Ghost Urns: The Complete Series
Road House 2 (MVD Marquee Collection)
Sheborg (Special Edition - Wild Eye Releasing)
Skeletons in the Closet
Waterworld (2-Disc Limited Edition)


NEW TO DVD
Beaten to a Pulp (Unrated)
CarousHell
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
Clownhouse (La Entertainment - Import)
The Corpse (1971 - Rogue Video)
D.O.A.: A Right of Passage (MVD Rewind Collection)
Eat Locals
House of Ravens
Open Wound (Unrated)
Outpost Earth
Project Alpha
Strangers Within


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

THE GIANT BEHEMOTH Emerges from the Depths of the Warner Archives!


DIRECTOR EUGENE LOURIE'S CLASSIC MONSTER MOVIE ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY IN THIS ALL NEW RESTORATION!

I've always kind of considered THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (aka BEHEMOTH: THE SEA MONSTER) as the unloved younger stepbrother of THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (which was also directed by Lourie). That being said, BEHEMOTH still holds a special place in my heart, as most monster movies do, and I am truly excited to see it newly remastered on Blu-ray disc!

Synopsis: As in his classic THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, director Eugene Lourie (GORGO) plunges us into a thrilling stomping ground, unleashing another Thunder Lizard to stomp on everything in sight. Alarming levels of radiation have infused the water, plants, and skies, and a radiated Paleosaurus rises from the ocean depths.

In its path: London. In its arsenal: a strength to topple buildings (KING KONG's Willis O'Brien contributes rampaging stop-motion effects), a stride that flattens cars, a flesh-searing radioactive ray and a ticked-off attitude. Left in ruins on land, humankind takes the fight to the beast's undersea realm, where a two-man submarine crew must ensure the torpedo they fire is dead-on. The first chance is all anyone gets with THE GIANT BEHEMOTH.

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Black & White | 80 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Extras:
  • NEW! 2019 REMASTER OF THE FILM!
  • Audio Commentary by SFX veterans Phil Tippett and Dennis Muren!
  • Vintage trailer.
Warner Archives' new Blu of THE GIANT BEHEMOTH is currently available to purchase at AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, or WBSHOP.COM, and should cost between $18 - $22. If you're a fan of classic monster-on-the-loose cinema, you need this in your collection!



80's Action Stars Battle Slashers in 10 TO MIDNIGHT & COBRA!


CHARLES BRONSON AND SYLVESTER STALLONE TAKE ON SERIAL KILLERS IN SCREAM FACTORY'S NEWEST COLLECTOR'S EDITION BLU-RAYS!

As much as it pains me to say it Vault Dwellers, I have never seen 10 TO MIDNIGHT. This is a real tragedy because I love Charles Bronson and I love slasher flicks! I vow to remedy this injustice as soon as possible. (This weekend maybe?) COBRA on the other hand I am quite familiar with - looks like it's time to upgrade from my old DVD (which is nestled in one of those awful cardboard snap-cases that never really caught on).

While I'm already convinced that I need both of these Blu-ray discs, maybe those of you reading this post are on the fence? Well if that's the case, let's take a closer look at both releases!

10 TO MIDNIGHT (1983)

Synopsis: Charles Bronson is "a hero all the way" (Variety) as a rogue cop pursuing a deranged killer in this action-packed suspense/thriller. Serving up vigilante justice as only he can, Bronson delivers one of his most riveting performances in this exceedingly well-made film.

Bronson plays Leo Kessler, a cynical Los Angeles cop on the trail of Warren Stacy (Gene Davis), a homicidal maniac who turns rejection from beautiful women into the ultimate revenge. When the legal system sets Stacy free, Kessler plants evidence to put him behind bars for good. But Kessler's plan backfires, leaving him with only one option: to hunt down Stacy on his own ... before the crazed killer can strike again!

Disc Specs:
Rated R | Color | 102 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0


Extras:
  • NEW! 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative!
  • NEW! Charlie’s Partner – An Interview With Actor Andrew Stevens!
  • NEW! Producing Bronson – An Interview With Producer Lance Hool!
  • NEW! Remembering Bronson – An Interview With Actor Robert F. Lyons!
  • NEW! Undressed To Kill – An Interview With Actress Jeana Tomasina Keough!
  • NEW! Audio Commentary With Writer/Historian Paul Talbot (Author Of Bronson’s Loose! And Bronson’s Loose Again!)
  • Audio Commentary With Producer Pancho Kohner, Casting Director John Crowther, And Film Historian David Del Valle.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
10 TO MIDNIGHT's new Collector's Edition is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and goes for between $28 - $30. You can order it now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from SHOUT! FACTORY, which will net you an 18" x 24" rolled poster featuring this release's new cover art! (While supplies last of course.)




COBRA (1986)

Synopsis: Lt. Cobretti (Sylvester Stallone) is a one-man assault team whose laser-mount submachine gun and pearl-handled Colt .45 spit pure crime-stopping venom! Director George P. Cosmatos (RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, TOMBSTONE, LEVIATHAN, OF UKNOWN ORIGIN) teams up again with Stallone for this thriller pitting Cobretti against a merciless serial killer.

The trail leads to not one murderer but also an army of psychos bent on slashing their way to a "New Order" – and killing a witness (Brigitte Nielsen) along the way. Fortunately, her protector is Cobra, a man who delivers vigilante justice like no other!

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

Extras:
  • NEW! 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements!
  • NEW! Stalking And Slashing – An Interview With Actor Brian Thompson!
  • NEW! Meet The Disease – An Interview With Actor Marco Rodriguez!
  • NEW! Feel The Heat – An Interview With Actor Andrew Robinson!
  • NEW! Double Crossed – An Interview With Actress Lee Garlington!
  • NEW! A Work Of Art – An Interview With Actor Art LaFleur!
  • Audio Commentary With Director George P. Cosmatos!
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries – Stills, Movie Posters, And Lobby Cards
Scream Factory's Collector's Edition of COBRA is also now available and should cost approximately $24. Get your dose of 80's Stallone action now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly SHOUT! FACTORY.



Friday, January 18, 2019

The 17th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Are HERE - Cast Your Votes NOW!



THE RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS ARE GO! VOTE NOW!

The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards have been on my radar for at least a decade now, and part of me always wanted to win one: Partially for bragging rights (don't judge, everyone's ego needs a little boost every now and again), but mostly for vindication. (Ha! You see?! Writing about movies and Blu-rays IS a worthwhile pursuit!) Imagine my complete shock when The B-Movie Film Vault showed up as a nominee last year for BEST WEBSITE OR BLOG OF 2017! Here's a quick video of my reaction:


Now I did not even come CLOSE to winning a Rondo (I had some pretty stiff competition from much larger sites that have writing staffs), but just to be included in the running was amazing! This year I was hoping that The Vault would get nominated again, but sadly that did not happen. I'm assuming it was because I didn't create much content throughout 2018 on the main site. (But in my defense, I was very active on social media AND updated The News Vault quite frequently, so that has to count for something, right?) Oh well... there's always next year right?

Unless..... enough of you Vault Dwellers write yours truly (Jordan Garren, the "Vault Master" of The B-Movie Film Vault) in as BEST WEBSITE/BLOG OF 2018 OR BEST WRITER OF 2018. I know that's a huuuuuuge stretch, but if you are a frequent visitor/reader and like what I've been doing at both the main site (and The B-Movie News Vault appendage), I would greatly appreciate a write-in vote! It most likely won't get me anywhere this year (unless a few thousand of you cast votes) but it will help get The Vault back on the ballot next year.... maybe!

To vote, copy the ballot below into an e-mail, and send it to David Colton at taraco@aol.com by APRIL 20, 2019!

Here's the current ballot for this year's Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards:

BELOW IS THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE
(GASP!) 17TH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS    
This year’s awards are dedicated to Donnie Waddell,
a true Monster Kid who left us too soon..
 1) BEST FILM OF 2018
— ANNIHILATION
— BIRD BOX
— HALLOWEEN
— HEREDITARY
— INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY
— MANDY
— MARY SHELLEY
— THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD
— THE NUN
— A QUIET PLACE
— SUMMER OF ‘84
— SUSPIRIA
— TRUTH OR DARE
— UPGRADE
— YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
— Or write in another choice:


2) BEST FANTASY OR ACTION FILM
— AQUAMAN
— ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
— AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
— BLACK PANTHER
— DEADPOOL 2
— FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
— THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
— JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
— THE MEG
— OVERLORD
— PACIFIC RIM
— RAMPAGE
— READY PLAYER ONE
— SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
— SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE
— Or write in another choice:


3) BEST TV PRESENTATION
— AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE, ‘Boy Wonder, 10.10.18, FX. Classic characters from ‘Coven’ return. Stevie Nicks, too.  ‘Have we learned nothing from Attila the Hun? Herod the Great? Mark Zuckerberg? Men make terrible leaders.’
— ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, ‘The Mettle of Man,’ 4.29.18. Starz .A heroic Ash takes on the deadites in a final battle royal. ‘Oh great! I’ve doomed humanity.’.
— BLACK MIRROR, ;Bandersnatch,’ 12.28.18, Netflix. Viewers get to choose crucial plot points. ‘You are just a puppet. You are not in control.’
— CASTLE ROCK, ‘Severance,’ 7.25.18, Hulu. Shawshank is setting for series based on Stephen King’s works. ‘In my experience, the dead aren’t particular.’
— CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER’S BLOCK, ‘Sacrifice Zone,’ 3.15.18, SyFy. A creepy pasta led to this unnerving finale. ‘Our god has many angels. We promised her to him, but she got away.’
— THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, ‘An Exorcism in Greendale,’ 10.26.19, Netflix. A demon inhabits Uncle Jesse. ‘Mephistopheles, save us from the dramatics of a teenage witch.’
— DOCTOR WHO, ‘Rosa,’ 10.21.18, BBC. The 13th Doctor and her friends meet Rosa Parks. ‘She changed the world. In fact, she changed the universe.’
— THE GOLDBERGS (Yes, the Goldbergs), ‘Mister Knifey-Hands,’ 10.24.18, ABC. Robert Englund makes rare appearance as Freddy. ‘Not anymore, Mr. Kroeger.’ ‘Krueger! It’s Krueger!’
— THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, ‘The Bent-Neck Lady,’ 10.12.18, Netflix. A family reunion is shocked by a childhood spectre.. ‘We take care of the house. The house takes care of us.’
— STAN AGAINST EVIL, ‘Larva My Life,’ 11.7.18, IFC. Town falls victim to 50s sci-fi and kaiju monsters. ’Your ex-husband is here and he’s turning into a caterpillar.’
— STAR TREK DISCOVERY, ‘Despite Yourself,’ 1.7.18, CBS Access. The crew finds itself in a mirror universe. ‘Intelligence suggests we’re not the first ship from our universe to find ourselves here.’
— THE TERROR, ‘We Are Gone,’ 5.21.18. AMC. Season finale finds death and acceptance in the Arctic. ‘Our empire is not the only empire. I see that now.’
— THE WALKING DEAD, ‘What Comes After,’ 11.4.18, AMC. Rick confronts ghosts from the past.  ‘One could argue it’s my family you’re looking for, right?’
 — Or write in another choice:


4) BEST CLASSIC DVD/BLU-RAY
— COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (Shout)
— CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (Shout)
— ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988, Arrow)
— INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956, Olive)
— LADY FRANKENSTEIN (Nucleus)
— LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (Arrow)
— LIQUID SKY (Vinegar Syndrome)
— MATINEE (Shout)
— THE MAZE (3-D, Kino)
— MISADVENTURES OF BIFFLE AND SHOOSTER (Kino)
— NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Criterion)
— THE NIGHT STALKER (Kino)
— REVENGE OF THE CREATURE 3-D (Universal)
— THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946, Kino)
— THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951, Warners)
— TRILOGY OF TERROR (Kino)
— VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960; Warners)
— Or write in another choice:


5) BEST BOX SET
— THE AMICUS COLLECTION (Severin): Asylum, And Now the Screaming Starts, The Beast Must Die, Vault of Amicus (extras disc).
— THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION (Severin): Terror Is A Man; Brides of Blood; Mad Doctor of Blood Island; Beast of Blood.
— CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-Ray (Universal): Creature from the Black Lagoon 3-D, Revenge of the Creature 3-D, The Creature Walks Among Us
— HAMMER VOLUME 3: BLOOD AND TERROR: Terror of the Tongs, Stranglers of Bombay, Camp on Blood Island, Yesterday’s Enemy. (Indicator)
— NIGHT OF THE DEMON/CURSE OF THE DEMON (Indicator). Includes four presentations of the film.
— 100 YEARS OF HORROR. Complete TV series. (Mill Creek)
 — THE OUTER LIMITS, Vol. 1 and 2 (Kino) All 49 episodes on two sets, plus extras.
— ROGER CORMAN RUSSIAN SCI-FI COLLECTION: Battle Beyond the Sun; Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet; Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women; Planeta Bur (Planet of Storms) (Bayview)
— UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: Complete 30-Film Collection Blu-Ray (Universal)
— WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA: Volume One, Two: Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, Mr. Sardonicus; Zotz!; 13 Frightened Girls; Old Dark House; Strait-Jacket (Indicator)
— Or write in another choice:


6) BEST RESTORATION OR UPGRADE
— DRACULA A.D. 1972: Brighter and richer colors. (Warners)
— THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE: Resurrection of lost TV pilot from 1965 by Outer Limits creators. (Kino)
— LADY FRANKENSTEIN (Nucleus): Two versions of film replace poor transfers of past.
— LUCIFER’S WOMEN/DOCTOR DRACULA: Both versions (1974/197 )f lost occult film unearthed. (Vinegar Syndrome)
— THE MAZE: 3-D version of 1953 film. (Kino)
— NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: Definitive 4K presentation (Criterion)
— THE NIGHT STALKER: HD upgrade from TV prints.
— THE PSYCHOPATH (1966): First time in widescreen (Kino)
— REVENGE OF THE CREATURE: Long-awaited 3-D version (Universal)
— THE TINGLER (Indicator): 35mm negative restores stereo surround, fake monochrome during bloody bathtub scene.
— Or write in another choice:


7) BEST DVD EXTRA
— THE ADDICTION (Arrow). ‘Talking with the Vampires,’ documentary by directpr Abel Ferrara.
— BERSERK: Film critic Pamela Hutchison tracks Joan Crawford’s career. (Indicator)
— THE BONEYARD (Deep Red): ‘The Little Ghoul Grows Up,’ interview with Sallie Middleton by associate producer Phil Smoot.
— CANDYMAN: Director’s UK cut of the 1992 film. (Scream Factory)
— CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE: ‘Lewton’s Muse: The Dark Eyes of Simon Simone,’ by Constantine Nasr (Shout)
— THE FOG COLLECTOR’S EDITION: ‘Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter’s The Fog,’ directed by Daniel Griffith. (StudioCanal; UK)
— HAMMER VOLUME 3: ‘Women of Hammer’ profiles of Mary Merrall, Edwina Carroll, Jan Holden, Yvonne Monlaur. (Indicator)
— INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS: ‘Sleep No More, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Revisited,’ including interviews not seen for decades. (Olive)
— JACK THE GIANT KILLER: Includes full musical version. (Kino)
— LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT: ‘The Craven Touch,’ interviews with Wes Craven collaborators. (Arrow)
— OUTER LIMITS, Vol. 2: Two alternate episodes: ‘Please Stand By’ (alternate pilot); and ‘The Unknown,’ pilot for a spinoff. (Kino)
— THE TINGLER: Imaginary Biology: Kim Newman’s appreciation (Indicator)
— NIGHT OF THE DEMON: Scott MacQueen interviews Dana Andrews. (Indicator)
— NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ‘Night of the Anubis,’ a work print of film. (Criterion)
— ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S THE PUPPET MASTERS: ‘The Puppet Grand Master,’ a look at Heinlein’s influence. (Kino)
— VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA: 10-minute 8mm version of the film from the 1970s. (1960; Scream Factory)
— THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (Criterion) Interviews with director Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett.
— Or write in another choice:


8 ) BEST COMMENTARY
— Bill Ackerman, Amanda Reyes, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (Arrow)
— Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, MR. SARDONICUS (Indicator)
— David DelValle, David DeCoteau, THE KILLING KIND (Vinegar Syndrome)
— Tony Earnshaw, NIGHT OF THE DEMON (Indicator)
— Lee Gambin, Emma Westwood: STRAIT-JACKET (Indicator)
— Steve Haberman, David J. Schow, Constantine Nasr, STRAIT-JACKET (Scream Factory edition)
— Troy Howarth: Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE (Blue Underground)
— Tim Lucas: THE NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT STRANGLER (Kino)
— Kim Newman, Stephen Jones: CANDYMAN (Scream Factory)
— Jonathan Rigby, Kevin Lyons, THE TINGLER (Indicator)
— David J. Schow: THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE (Kino)
— Imogen Sara Smith, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (Kino)
— Richard Harland Smith, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956, Olive)
— Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger, MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND (Severin)
— Tom Weaver, Dr. Robert J. Kiss THE WASP WOMAN (Kino)
— Or write in another choice:


9) BEST PACKAGE OF DVD EXTRAS
— BASKET CASE (Arrow) New commentary, new interviews, documentary and animated short.
— CANDYMAN (Shout) Two new commentaries plus a disc of interviews, features.
— CREEPSHOW (Shout) New commentaries, roundtable, interviews.
— EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (Shout) Two disc-set includes three new commentaries (one by director John Boorman), two cuts of film, Linda Blair interview, more.
— FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC (Arrow): Commentary, interviews, two versions of script.
— HAMMER VOLUME 3: BLOOD AND TERROR (Arrow): Commentaries, new featurettes on each film, essays.
— INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956, Olive). New interviews, commentary, essay plus archival interviews with stars never before released.
— LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (Arrow): Three discs include different versions, CD soundtrack, new features.
— MISADVENTURES OF BIFFLE AND SHOOSTER: (Kino) Commentary, 1962 ‘interview,’ outtakes, bloopers, ‘Vitaphone short,’ Spanish outtake.
— NIGHT OF THE DEMON/CURSE OF THE DEMON (Indicator): Nine features on making and impact; interviews; commentaries.
— NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Criterion): Five new features, new interviews 16 mm dailies, work print, plus archival material.
— NIGHT STALKER/NIGHT STRANGLER (Kino): Twin releases feature new commentaries, interviews, booklets.
— OUTER LIMITS Vol. 1 and 2 (Kino): 49 remastered episodes, two lost pilots, dozens of features, interviews, alternate cuts, 42 individual commentaries.
— THE VAULT OF AMICUS (Severin): Trailers, commentaries, and four hours of audio interviews.
— WHO CAN KILL A CHILD (Mondo Macabro): documentary, interviews, alternate opening and commentary.
— WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA (Vols, 1 and 2): Seven commentaries, alternate versions of two films, interviews, Joan Crawford ‘axe test.’
— Or write in another choice:


10) BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (limited release, direct to video, festivals, streaming services)
— ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, directed by David and Rebekah McKendry. A collection of grim Christmas tales. See trailer here
— BLACK WAKE, directed by Jeremiah Kipp. Lovecraftian monsters from the sea.  See trailer here.
— CAM, directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A cam girl finds herself with unexpected competition. See trailer here.
— GUNS OF THE APOCALYPSE, directed by Christopher Mihm. A sci-fi spaghetti mix of a Western.   See trailer here.
— IMITATION GIRL, directed by Natasha Kermani, An ooze from outer space morphs into a cover girl. See trailer here.
— LIVESCREAM, directed by Michelle Iannatuono. The loneliness and dread of a gamer.  See trailer here.
— POSSUM, directed by Matthew Holness. A puppeteer loses control of his fantasies. See trailer here.
— THE RANGER, directed by Jenn Wexler. Punk sensibilities drive a slasher thriller. See trailer here
— REVENGE, directed by Coralie Fargeat. A blood-soaked stalking follows the unspeakable. See trailer here.
— SATAN’S SLAVES, directed by Joko Anwar. Ghosts haunt an Indonesian family.  See trailer here.
— TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, directed by Don Glut. Four takes on the classic monster. See trailer here.
— TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, directed by Issa Lopez. Horrors stalk the drug cartels.  See trailer here.
— THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW, directed by Andy Mitton. Terror at a house in the country. See trailer here.
— Or write in another choice:


11) BEST SHORT FILM
— BE US, directed by Alex DiVincenzo (6 mins.). An uneasy interrogation about an alien encounter. See video here
— BRIDE OF FRANKIE, directed by Devi Snively (19 mins.). Scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s creature.  See trailer here
— HAIR WOLF, directed by Mariama Dialio (12 mins.). In comedy, a black hair salon is drained of culture. See trailer here
— HELLBOUND, directed by Stephen Seiber (15 mins.). Teenage demon hunter finds more than expected. See trailer here.
— HOP FROG, Octoberpod (19 mins.). Illustrations by Nic Calavera propel telling of Poe’s 1849 short story.  See video here.
— THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, directed by Ben Wickey (27 mins.). Animated version of Hawthorne classic. See trailer here
— THE INVADERS, directed by Mateo Marquez (7 mins.). A future of Islamophobia takes a horrific turn. See trailer here.
— LADY M, directed by Tammy Riley-Smith (12 mins.). Aging actress conjures up Shakespearian magic. See trailer here
— THE LUCKY SOUTHERN STAR, directed by Mitchell and Steve Danyon (21 mins.). Julie Adams stars as ‘grandma’ in a retelling of her life.  See trailer here.
— LUNCH LADIES, directed by J.M. Logan, produced by Clarissa Jacobson. Going to bloody lengths to become Johnny Depp’s chef (19 mins.).  See trailer here
— PUPPET MASTER, directed by Hanna Bergholm (15 mins.). A woman so lonely she becomes inanimate.  See trailer here.
— THE QUIET ROOM, directed by Sam Wineman (13 mins.). A demon stalks the psyche ward.   See trailer here.
— SUPER 8 DAZE, directed by Rob Hampton and John Morgan (14 mins.). Documenting a childhood of making backyard monster movies. See video here.
— VENEFICA, directed by Maria Wilson (8 mins.). A young witch must choose between good and evil. See trailer here
— Or write in another choice:


12) BEST DOCUMENTARY
— ALL EYES ON LENZI: Life and Time of the Italian Exploitation Titan, directed by Calum Waddell. The career of Italy’s grindhouse maestro. (Part of 88 Films’ Eyeball Blu Ray)
— CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE, directed by Douglass M. Stewart Jr. A look at the foremost astronomical artist of the 20th Century. See trailer here.
— CLARK ASHTON SMITH: The Emperor of Dreams, directed by Darin Colho Spring. Revisiting the worlds and contemporaries of the famed fantasy writer. See trailer here.
— FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses, directed by Rudiger Suchsland. TCM airing of seminal study of pre-war German cinema and culture. See trailer here.
— HAMMER HORROR: The Warner Bros. Years, directed by Marcus Hearn. Inside stories of the horror team-up that helped save Hammer. See trailer here.
— SURVIVAL OF THE FILM FREAKS, directed by Bill Fulkerson, Kyle Kutchta. The evolution of the cult film phenomenon. See trailer here
— TOO MACABRE: The Making of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, produced by Tony Timpone, Michael Krueger and Sven Thomas Weber. Up front with the real story behind the 1988 cult classic.  See trailer here.
— WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS, directed by Andre Gower. How ‘The Monster Squad’ reveals the power of a cult film.  See trailer here.
— Or write in another choice:


13) BOOK OF THE YEAR
— AD NAUSEAM: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s, by Michael Gingold (1984 Publishing, hardcover, 248 pages, $34.95).
— ALL THE COLOURS OF SERGIO MARTINO, by Kat Ellinger (Arrow Books, softcover, 91 pages, $28.70). Introduction to the many facets of Italian filmmaker.
— BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN HORROR FILM, by Gary Don Rhodes (Edinburgh University Press, softcover, 420 pages, $29.95). Revealing the earliest and forgotten origins of horror, from Salem to cinema of 1895-1915.
— CANDID MONSTERS: Behind the Scenes Photos & Interviews from Your Favorite Monster Movies, Vols. 1-3, by Ted Bohus (CreateSpace, softcover, 114-122 pages, $24.95-$29.99). A lifetime of rare photos, stills and interviews.
— THE DR. PHIBES COMPANION, by Justin Humphreys (BearManor Media, softcover, 274 pages, $24.95). Finding the horror, romance and humor of the Vincent Price films.
— FANTASTIC WORLDS: The Art of William Stout, by Ed Leimbacher (Insight, hardcover, 304 pages, $75). The images and impact of an all-time illustrator.
— FOUND FOOTAGE: How the Astro-Zombies Saved My Life and Other Tales of Movie Madness, by Joe Kane (CultMachine, softcover, 222 pages, $15). The Phantom of the Movies
recalls the grindhouse days on 42nd Street and beyond.
— FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO GHOST MOVIES, by Axelle Carolyn (FAB Press, softcover, 240 pages, $24.95). Reviews of cinema’s most spectral visions.
— GHOULISH: The Art of Gary Pullin, by Gary Pullin with commentary by April Snellings (1984 Publishing, hardcover, 228 pages, $29.95). Covers, posters, albums and more.
— GOOD NIGHT, WHATEVER YOU ARE: My Journey with Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul, by Richard Scrivani (BearManor Media, softcover, 226 pages, $24.95). Revised and expanded edition.
— HAMMER COMPLETE: The Films, The Personnel, The Company, by Howard Maxford (McFarland, hardcover, 992 pages, $95). Mammoth look at the studio’s entire output, musicals, too.
— HARRYHAUSEN: The Movie Posters, by Richard Holliss (Titan Books, hardcover, 192 pages, $39.95). Posters and unseen promotional material from Joe Young to Titans.
— THE HOWLING, by Lee Gambin (Centipede Press, softcover, 350 pages, $35). Examining Joe Dante’s werewolf classic.
— HUMAN BEASTS: The Films of Paul Naschy, by Troy Howarth (CreateSpace, softcover, 344 pages, $49.95). Career retrospective of Spanish horror icon.
— IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN: Scarecrows in Film and TV, edited by Lee Gambin (Cinemaniacs, softcover, 242 pages, $21.50). Essays that go far beyond Oz.
— IN SEARCH OF MARY SHELLEY: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein, by Fiona Sampson (Pegasus, hardcover, 328 pages, $28.95). 200 years after.
— JAWS 2: The Making of the Hollywood Sequel, by Michael A. Smith (BearManor Media, softcover, 530 pages, $29.95). Mammoth update and expanded edition, this time in color.
— JOURNEY OF THE LIVING DEAD: At Tribute to Fifty Years of Flesh Eaters, by Arnold T. Blumberg (ATB, softcover, 327 pages, $19.95). Decades of media transformed.
— THE 1990s TEEN HORROR CYCLE: Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula, by Alexandra West. (McFarland, softcover, 195 pages, $29.95). How cinematic vengeance became empowerment.
— 1930s HORROR MOVIE SCRAPBOOK, VOL. 2, by Gary J. and Susan Svehla (Midnight Marquee, softcover, 300 pages, $25). A horror cycle told through pressbooks, photos, news clippings and more.
— ONE MAN CRAZY: The Life and Times of Colin Clive, by Gregory William Mank (Midnight Marquee, softcover, 378 pages, $30). The definitive look at horror’s most tortured scientist.
— SCREAMING FOR PLEASURE: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy, by S.A. Bradley (Coal Cracker Press, softcover, 288 pages, $19.99). The secret connections that make being terrified a balm for the soul.
— SCRIPTS FROM THE CRYPT NO. 8: ATOMIC SUBMARINE, by Tom Weaver with Robert J. Kiss, David Schecter, Karen Latham Everson, Richard Heft (BearManor Media, softcover, 224 pages, $25). A deep dive into 1959 classic.
— THE SONS OF GODZILLA: From Destroyer to Defender, From Ridicule to Respect (1955-1995), by Peter H. Brothers (CreateSpace, softcover, 432 pages, $19.55). The non-Honda and modern sequels examined by a kaiju expert.
— SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (Histoires Extraordinaire), by Tim Lucas (PS Publishing, hardcover, 232 pages, $29). The European trilogy of three Poe stories reconsidered 50 years later.
— THRILLS UNTAPPED: Neglected Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films. 1928-1936, by Michael R. Pitts (McFarland, softcover, 348 pages, $49.95). Remembering nearly 150 lost or forgotten films.
— WE DON’T GO BACK: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror, by Howard David Ingham (Room 207 Press, softcover, 411 pages, $25). Witches, bigfoots, swamp creatures and wicker men.
— THE WEIRDEST MOVIE EVER MADE: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film, by Phil Hall (BearManor Media, softcover, 120 pages, $14.95). The strange but true story behind the infamous Sasquatch footage.
— WHERE MONSTERS WALKED: California Locations of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1925-1965, by Gail and Raymond Orwig (McFarland, softcover, $49.95). Venturing beyond Bronson’s Canyon.
— WONDERLAND, edited by Emma McRae with Alexandra Heller-Nicholas for Senses of Cinema (Thames & Hudson, softcover, 218 pages, $46) Essays and illustrations trace the movie adventures of Lewis Carroll’s Alice.
— YOU DON’T KNOW ME, BUT YOU LOVE ME: The Lives of Dick Miller, by Caelum Vatnsdal (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, hardcover, 344 pages, $29). Biography of the ubiquitous B-movie character actor.
— Or write in another choice:


14) BEST MAGAZINE of 2018
— Cinema Retro
— Classic Monsters of the Movies (UK)
— The Dark Side (UK)
— Delirium
— Famous Monsters of Filmland
— Fangoria
— Filmfax
— Freaky Monsters
— G-Fan
 — HorrorHound
— Little Shoppe of Horrors
— Mad Scientist
— Midnight Marquee
— Monster!
— Monster Bash
— Phantom of the Movies’ Videoscope
— Rue Morgue
— Scary Monsters
— Scream (UK)
 — Screem
— Shock
— We Belong Dead (UK)
— Or write in another choice:


15) BEST ARTICLE (Please select two)
— ‘Ape-Ocalypse Then: Excavating Beneath the Planet of the Apes,’ by John Harrison, WENG’S CHOP #11. How the ape world ended, with a bang.
— ‘The Beauty Who Created A Beast,’ by Brian J. Robb, THE DARK SIDE #190. The unsung career of Millicent Patrick, makeup wizard behind the Creature of the Black Lagoon.
— ‘The Birds: A HorrorHound Retrospective,’ by Jason ‘Jinx’ Jenkins, HORRORHOUND #72. The making and marketing of Hitchcock’s classic.
— ‘The Cool Ghoul Invades Hollywood,’ by Jan Alan Henderson, FILMFAX #152. A personal account of Zacherley’s rare trips to Los Angeles.
— ‘The Creeper Chronicles,’ by Tom Weaver, CLASSIC IMAGES #521. Behind-the-scenes of Rondo Hatton’s five films for Universal.
— ‘Dracula in the Seventies: Prints of Darkness,’ by Steve Vertleib, Thethunderchild.com. Restored version of an original article on the Christopher Lee vampire cycle.
— ‘Fear Is Family,’ by Andrea Subissati, RUE MORGUE #182. Package of features on roots and impact of Hereditary.
— ‘The Fly: Kurt Neumann’s Reinvention of Science Fiction,’ by Nige Burton, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #12. How a genre came of age.
— ‘Halloweens to Remember: Creature Features Never to Forget,’ by Spence Connolly, SCARY MONSTERS #110. A personal journey through horror.
— ‘Hammer Genesis: This Is How It All Began,’ by Denis Meikle, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #40. The influence of the Carreras and Hinds families.
— ‘A History of Planet Film Productions,’ by Christopher Gullo, MIDNIGHT MARQUEE #80. The obscure British horror company.
— ‘Horrors of the Holy,’ by Jess Peacock, RUE MORGUE #180. How religion propels horror films.
— ‘Insidious Insects Invade,’ by Mark C. Glassy, PhD., SCARY MONSTERS #107. The creepy truth behind those giant bug movies.
— ‘A Man for All Reasons: A Personal Tribute to Richard Hatch,’ by Brad Linaweaver, Mondocult.com. A remembrance of Battlestar Galactica star.
— ‘Master of Puppets’, and ‘How to Slit Your Own Throat,’ by Preston Fassel and Tate Steinsiek, FANGORIA Vol. 2, #1. Exploring Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
— ‘Memories of Haruo Nakajima,’ by Tim Bean. G-FAN #118. The Godzilla suit actor in words and photos.
— ‘Metamorphosing Monsters: Reprobates in Disguise,’ by Jamie Jones, CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES #13. The loss of humanity as the root of all horrors.
— ‘Monsters in the Living Room,’ Parts 1-3, by Jim Ivers. SCARY MONSTERS #109-111. A decade-by-decade look at horror on television.
— ‘The Mummy in Australia,’ by Daniel Best, MONSTER! #33. Real-life murder surrounded the Kharis films in the 1940s.
— ‘The Price of Candy: The Making of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger,’ by Constantine Nasr, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #40. Examining one of Hammer’s grimmest tales.
— ‘Ray Harryhausen: A Fan’s Remembrance,’ by L.J. Dopp, MondoCult.com. A career retold through the memories of his films.
— ‘Second Swings: The Unseen Chainsaw Massacres,’ by William S. Wilson. FANGORIA Vol. 2, #1. Through newly-discovered story treatments, the sequel that never was.
— ‘Suspiria: The Real Magick of Dario Argento,’ by Kat Ellinger, SCREAM #51. Why the original survives as a genre classic.
— ‘Universal’s First Mad Scientist,’ by Kurt McCoy, SCARY MONSTERS #110. Revealing Prof. Singleton in 1915’s ‘The Eleventh Dimension.’
— ‘Universal’s Inner Sanctum Series,’ by Pedro de Queiroz, WE BELONG DEAD #20. Tracking the Lon Chaney Jr. mysteries.
— ‘Unleashing the Hounds of Zaroff,’ by Jon Towlson, THE DARK SIDE #196. The making, and cutting, of The Most Dangerous Game..
— ‘Vitriolage: The Power of Facial Disfigurement in Genre Cinema,’ by Chris Herzog, SCREEM #35. The stuff of nightmares, but rarely discussed.
— ‘We Are the Martians Now: The Making of Quatermass and the Pit,’ by Bruce G. Hallenbeck, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #40.
— ‘When Danforth Ruled the Earth: The Making of Hammer’s Second Dinosaur Epic,’ by Mark Wolf,’ LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #41. More than stop-motion went into When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.
— ‘Who Created Kong?’ by Neil Pettigrew, THE DARK SIDE #191. Comparing Edgar Wallace’s first draft to what ended up on screen.
— Or write in another choice:


(Feel free to select two articles from above list)
16) BEST INTERVIEW (award goes to interviewer)
— Sam Arkoff and James Nicholson, 1958 interview by Philip Scheuer. MONSTER BASH #33.
— Ricou Browning by Holly Interlandi, FAMOUS MONSTERS #290.
— Jamie Lee Curtis, by Michael Gingold, RUE MORGUE #183.
— Eddie Deezen, by Scott Voisin, VIDEOSCOPE #107.
— Fred Dekker (director of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS), by Josh Merritt, THE DARK SIDE #189.
— Samantha Eggar, by Terry & Tiffany DuFoe, VIDEOSCOPE #106.
— Harlan Ellison, expanded 1997 interview on Outer Limits, by Dana Marie Andra, MONSTER! #33.
— John Karlen (Dark Shadows), by Rod Labbe, SCARY MONSTERS #108.
— Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), by Sam Irvin. SCREEM #36.
— Lance Reddick (Lost, Fringe), by Jessie Hobson, cinedump.com.
— Marli Renfro (body double in Psycho shower scene), by Anthony Petkovich, FILMFAX #152.
— Eli Roth (House With a Clock in its Wall), by Jessica Dwyer, HORRORHOUND #72.
— Russell Streiner, Judith O’Dea, John Russo, Kyra Schon (NOTLD), by Dr. Gangrene, SCARY MONSTERS #110.
— Victoria Vetri by Michael Augustine Reed. LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #41.
— Or write in another choice:


17) BEST COLUMN
— Art-House Video by Nancy Naglin, VIDEOSCOPE
— CineDump Interviews by Jessie Hobson.
— Dr. Gangrene’s Mad Interviews, SCARY MONSTERS
— Files from the Black Museum: A Cultural Autopsy of Classic Horror, by Paul Corupe, RUE MORGUE
— Grey Matters, by Richard Schellbach, Mondo Cult Online
— It Came from Bowen’s Basement, John Bowen, RUE MORGUE
— Kaiju Korner by Mike Bogue, SCARY MONSTERS
— Monsters! Monsters! Everywhere! Behind-the scenes photos with Al Pictori. FILMFAX.
— Overlooked in Hollywood, by Laura Wagner, FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE
— Ralph’s One and Only Traveling Reviews, Richard Klemensen, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS
— Rondo Remembers, by Ron Adams, MONSTER BASH
— Strange Days by Jason Strangis, SCARY MONSTERS
— They Came from the Crypt, Jon Kitley, HORRORHOUND
— TV Terrors by Felix Vasquez Jr., bloodydisgusting.com
— Or write in another choice:


18 ) BEST COVER

Classic Monsters #10
by Daniel Horne


       The Dark Side #190
by Rick Melton


Famous Monsters #290
by Sanjulian
Fangoria Vol. 2 #1
Design by Ashley Detmering
Filmfax #152
by Drew Friedman
G-Fan 25th Anniversary
HorrorHound #71
by Sara Deck
 

Little Shoppe of Horrors #41
by Jeff Preston
MAD #4
by Gary Pullin
Midnight Marquee #80
by David Robinson
Mad Scientist #33 by John Rozum

Scary Monsters Presents Monster Memories #26
by Scott Jackson

Monster! #33
Design by Michael C. Hall
Monster Bash #33
by Daniel Horne
Rue Morgue #185
by Rob Birchfield
 
Screem #36
by Mark Maddox
Videoscope 105
Design by Kevin Hein
We Belong Dead
by Mark Maddoix
— Or write in another choice:


19) BEST WEBSITE
— Anatomy of a Scream  Inclusive horror views and Grim magazine.
— Birth.Movies.Death Where movies are everything.
— Bloody Disgusting  Tracking the latest across all of horror’s platforms.
— CineDump  Interview, reviews and always something of interest.
— Classic Horrors Club  Navigating the ‘Five Ages of Classic Horror.’
— Classic Movie Monsters  One of the original castles of Frankensteins.
— Collecting Classic Monsters  Masks, models, all things collectible.
— Collinsport Historical Society  Keeping Barnabas Collins and friends eternal.
— Daily Dead  Breaking news and an all-service horror site.
— Diabolique Magazine For those who take horror seriously; also home of Daughters of Darkness..
— Dread Central  Horror’s front page.
— Dr. Gangrene’s Mad Blog Nashville’s multilmedia horror host.
— Dwight Frye Appreciation Group  More than hunchbacks and madmen.
File 770  Long established science fiction fandom and research site.
— Final Girl Stacey Ponder’s cinema survival guide.
— Graveyard Shift Sisters Women of color embrace horror.
The Haunted Cinema  Articles and interviews of horror.
— Horror and Sons From classics to modern horrors, reviews and more.
— Horror-Movies.ca  Scare news from the North.
— The Horrors of It All  Horror comics of the 50s lurk here.
— It Came From … Musings by David Weiner, nostalgia curator.
— Latarnia Fantastique International Home of Euro and world horror.
— Kindertrauma  The things that scared you as a kid, reborn.
— Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies  A global curriculum of horrific studies.
— Mondo Cult Horror is just part of the edgy culture here.
— Monster Kid Clubhouse  A gathering place for classic horrors.
— Monster Magazine World  A visual feast of a newsstand.
— John Kenneth Muir  Musings on horror, culture and cult TV.
— Ravenous Monster   Devouring all things monstrous.
— Scared Silly  Paul Castiglia’s tribute to classic horror comedies.
— SciFi Japan  Many experts at Earth’s kaiju headquarters.
— Serial Squadron  Soon-to-be non-profit, a vital resource for chapter plays.
— Sin Street Sleaze  John Harrison walks the backstreets of horror.
 Terror from Beyond the Dave  A singular version of horror madness.
— Universal Monster Army  Ultimate destination for models, toys, collectibles.
— Video WatchBlog  Tim Lucas on the magic of cinema, music and life.
— Women in Horror Month  Resources and links reach far beyond February.
— Or write in another choice:


20) BEST MULTIMEDIA SITE (Podcasts, videos…)
— BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW  Twilight Zone episodes dissected.
 BLOODBATH AND BEYOND  For everything horror.
— BLUMHOUSE SHOCK WAVES  Podcast of Galluzzo, Kane and McKendry.
— B-MOVIECAST  Long-running podcast still a force.
— COUNT GORE DE VOL’S CREATURE FEATURES Weekly webcast from a horror host original.
— THE CREATURES FEATURES SHOW  A Bay Area classic reborn.
— CULT RADIO A GO-GO!   Pioneers of the horror-talk genre.
— DAMN DIRTY GEEKS  Hollywood pros, fans and comics rave about horror.
— DOCTOR OF THE DEAD  Podcast of zombies, for zombies, by zombies.
— EERIE LATE NIGHT RADIO  Bone Jangler and Halloween Jack hold forth.
— FLICKS THAT THE CHURCH FORGOT  The religious undertones of horror.
 FRANKENSTEIN MINUTE  Podcast dissects 1931 film, yes, minute by minute.
— GILBERT GOTTFRIED’S AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST Laughs and plenty of monster talk.
— HELLBENT FOR HORROR  Smart podcasts with authors and talent.
— THE HOMICIDAL HOMEMAKER  ‘Where Home Economics Meets Horror’
— HORROR HAPPENS RADIO SHOW  Jay K, the Ghost and horrors.
— HORROR MOVIE PODCAST  Serious talk about horror and film.
— HORRORNEWS.NET Reliable and timely.
— THE HYSTERIA CONTINUES Podcast slashes away at slasher movies.
— KAIJUCAST  Godzilla’s early warning system.
— MADE-FOR-TV MAYHEM Amanda Reyes focuses on television horrors.
— THE MIDNIGHT MOVIE  For 20 years, the home of midnight chillers.
— MONSTER KID RADIO  Derek Koch hosts and interviews on classic monsters.
— THE MONSTER CHANNEL Horror hosts galore, presented by Eerie Late Night.
— MST3K REVIVAL LEAGUE  A fan-based podcast of parodies.
— NASCHYCAST  Rod Barnett & Troy Guinn talk all things Naschy.
— NIGHT OF THE LIVING PODCAST  A legacy of horrors from Cincinnati.
— POE FOREVERMORE RADIO THEATER  Audio versions of macabre classics.
POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS   Interviews with filmmakers and more.
— THE PROJECTION BOOTH  Horror and film from high above the balcony.
— RAY HARRYHAUSEN PODCAST  Stop-motion talks from the Ray Harryhausen Foundation.
— SCORED TO DEATH: THE PODCAST J. Blake Fichera’s interviews with composers.
— SCRM RADIO  All things horror, pasta too.
— SIX FOOT PLUS   Digging up spooky talk and music.
— TRAILERS FROM HELL  Joe Dante and gang comment on vintage trailers.
— TWILIGHT ZONE PODCAST  There’s the podcast up ahead.
— THE VORTEXX Home of horror hosts and more.
— Or write in another choice:


21) FAVORITE HORROR HOST
— Arachna of the Spider People (Beware Theater)
— The Bone Jangler (and Enchantress Nocturna)
— Karlos Borloff (Monster Madhouse)
— Joe Bob Briggs (The Last Drive-In)
— Count Gore De Vol (Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program)
— Count Gregula’s Crypt
— Dr. Paul Bearer (Tombstone Tales)
— Dr. Gangrene Presents
— Dr. Madblood’s Manor
— Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
— Fritz the Nite-Owl (Nite Owl Theater)
— Bobby Gammonster (Monster Movie Night)
— Ghoul a Go-Go (New York)
— Gruesome Graves (Haunted Hotel)
— Halloween Jack’s Haunted Theatre
— Halloween Harvey (Festival of Fear)
— Nigel Honeybone (The Schlocky Horror Picture Show, Australia)
— Ivonna Cadaver (Macabre Theatre)
— Lamia, Queen of the Dark (Horror Hotel)
— Lord Blood-Rah (Nerve Wrackin’ Theatre)
— Marlena Midnite (Midnight Mausoleum)
— The Midnight Movie (Ohio)
— Miss Misery (Movie Massacre)
— Mr. Lobo (Cinema Insomnia)
— The Mummy and the Monkey (Hairy Scary Hangout)
— Al Omega (Creature Features, San Francisco)
— Penny Dreadful (Shilling Shockers)
— Son of Ghoul (Ohio)
— Svengoolie (Berwyn)
— Vincent Van Dahl (Creature Features, Chicago)
— Or write in another favorite host


22) BEST CONVENTION
— BLOB FEST (Phoenixville, Pa.)
— CHILLER (Parsippany, NJ)
— CINEMA WASTELAND (Strongsville, Oh.)
— CRYPTICON (Seattle)
— CTHULHUCON (Portland, Ore.)
— DAYS OF THE DEAD (Indianapolis)
— DRAGONCON (Atlanta)
— FLASHBACK WEEKEND (Rosemont, Il.)
— G-FEST (Rosemont, Il.)
— GHOULARDIFEST (Cleveland)
— HORRORHOUND WEEKEND (Cincinnati)
— HORROR REALM  (Pittsburgh)
— MAD MONSTER PARTY (Arizona, South Carolina)
— MONSTER BASH (Mars, Pa.)
— MONSTERFEST (Chesapeake, Va.)
— MONSTER-MANIA (Cherry Hill, NJ)
— MONSTERPALOOZA (Burbank)
— MONSTERAMA (Atlanta)
— ROCK AND SHOCK (Worcester, Ma.)
— SCAREFEST (Lexington, Ky.)
— SCARES THAT CARE (Williamsburg, Va.)
— SPOOKY EMPIRE (Orlando)
— STOKERCON (Providence, R.I.)
— TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND (Dallas)
— WONDERFEST (Louisville)
— Or write in another choice:


23) TOP EVENT OF 2018
— Rick Baker given Frightmare Achievement Award at Monsterpalooza. Surprise guests include Slash, David Naughton and John Landis.
— Blob Panic Re-enactment recreates panic at same theater in Pennsylvania.
— Dawn of the Dead celebrates 40th anniversary at Monroeville Mall where it was filmed, including placement of memorial bust.
— Halloween 40th celebration in Pasadena draws most cast members ever.
— Ray Harryhausen inducted into Visual Effects Society Hall of Fame.
— Tobe Hooper online tribute organized by F This Movie Podcast.
— Gregory Mank lectures on life of Colin Clive at Monster Bash.
— Monsters & Merriment art show included 1910 Frankenstein and tribute to Jerry Lentz. Nashville.
— Radio Theatre’s H.P. Lovecraft Ten tales get radio treatment live on stage.
— Amanda Reyes’ lecture, ‘Big Scares on the Small Screen: A Brief History of the Made-for-TV Horror Film,’ at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, NYC.
— Scripts Gone Wild table reading of Gremlins.
— Slaughter Awards, honoring UK horror, unveiled at DarkFest in London.
— Women in Horror Month features short films throughout February.
— Or write in another choice:


24) BEST COMIC BOOK
— THE CREEPS: Recreating the Warren magazine experience. (Warrant)
— CULT MOVIE COMICS: A B-Movie Horror Memoir #1, by Matt Bradshaw. A life at the movies. (Gerbil with a Jetpack)
— EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR. Parody stories from the master. (Ahoy Comics)
— GREAT SCOTT: THE RARE IMAGINARY COMIC BOOK COVERS OF LARRY BLAMIRE. What-if artwork from a fevered mind.  (Bookaroonie Press)
— HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook explore the backroad horrors of America. (Dark Horse)
— HAUNTED HORRORS, Craig Yoe, Clizia Gussoni and Steve Banes. Keeping the horror comics of the 1950s alive. (IDW)
— INFIDEL by Pornsak Pinetshote and Aaron Campbell. Xenophobia fuels creatures in a building. (Image)
— SACRED CREATURES: Klaus Janson, Pablo Raimondi. Archetypes of horror wage war. (Image)
— TALES FROM THE BLACK CIRCLE, by Sam Hart and Trevor Markwart. Stories of Norwegian Heavy Metal. (Corpse Paint)
— THE WALKING DEAD, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The undead eternal. (Image)
— Or write in another choice:


25) BEST CD
— Alien 3 expanded soundtrack (LaLa Land)
— Bram Stoker’s Dracula expanded soundtrack (La LaLand)
— Halloween (2018 ) John Carpenter and sons update the score.(Sacred Bones)
— The Haunting of Mary Shelley, Victorian chamber metal music by Valentne Wolfe.
— Mandy, by the late Johann Johannsson (Lakeshore)
 Valley of Gwangi Complete Jerome Moross soundtrack (Intrada)
— John Williams’ Dracula: The Deluxe Edition (Varese Sarabande)
— Thom Yorke’s Suspiria 2018 soundtrack (XL).
— You Were Never Really Here soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood.(Lakeshore)
— Or write in another choice

 
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26. BEST WRITER OF 2018 (includes reviewers)
27. BEST ARTIST OF 2018 (all formats, including paint, sculpt, photo or design)
28. BEST FAN ARTIST OF 2018 (The Linda Miller Award)
Two advisory categories
(Your write-ins here help us select honorees in the following two categories)

29. MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR (Who did the most to advance the cause of classic horror scholarship, film preservation or genre fun).
30. AND FINALLY, THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
   — Which fans, pros, writers, researchers, horror hosts or others should be inducted into the Rondo Awards Monster Kid Hall of Fame?
Suggest up to six names of folks who have helped fandom grow.
Previous inductees are listed alphabetically below. 
ALREADY INDUCTED ARE: Forrest J Ackerman, Julie Adams, Rick Baker, James Bama, Calvin Beck, Stephen Bissette, Paul and Jackie Blaisdell, Ron Borst, Ray Bradbury, Bob and Kathy Burns, Bill Cardille, Ben Chapman, Frederick S. Clarke, Jim and Marian Clatterbaugh, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Jack Davis, David Del Valle, Gary Dorst, Dennis Druktenis, William K. Everson, June Foray, Mark Frank, Frank Frazetta, Bob Furmanek, Ghoulardi, Don Glut, Basil Gogos, Archie Goodwin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Count Gore De Vol, Ray Harryhausen, Mike Hill, Del and Sue Howison, Cortlandt Hull, Larry Ivie, Sara Karloff, Ken Kelly, Dick Klemensen, Verne Langdon, JD Lees, Bob Lemon, Jessie Lilley, Lux Interior, Tim and Donna Lucas, Gregory Mank, Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe), Ray Meyers, Mark Miller, Morgus, Ted Newsom, Haruo Nakajima, Paul Naschy, Greg Nicotero, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, Don Post Studio, Mark Redfield, Gary Don Rhodes, German Robles, George A. Romero, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Vince Rotolo, David J. Skal, Richard Harland Smith, John Stanley, Michael Stein, Bhob Stewart, William Stout, George Stover, Gary and Sue Svehla, Robert Taylor, Sammy Terry, Vampira, Steve Vertlieb, Dennis Vincent, Mike Vraney, Bill Warren, James Warren, Tom Weaver, Michael Weldon,  Bob Wilkins, Bernie Wrightson, and, of course, Zacherley
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