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Thursday, September 18, 2014

The AMERICAN GUINEA PIG trailer is finally here!


http://beneaththeunderground.com/agpbouquet/








 


  A few weeks ago, I posted about the AMERICAN GUINEA PIG film coming out soon.  This is a  reboot of the original Japanese GUINEA PIG film series.   Well, the trailer is finally out, and I have to tell you, this trailer blew me away.   I was expected some good gore, but nothing like this. This was gore on a sickening level, and I loved every second of it....should I be concerned about that? Ha!  Oh well.  Watch the trailer and let me know what you think.  They do not make movies like this anymore....fortunately for us, Director Stephen Biro is changing that.  
Watch the trailer, then leave a comment and let me know what you think! 


CLICK HERE  to watch the trailer

Monday, September 15, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014





  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 9/16


*  THE BATTERY  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  CONGO  [Blu-ray]
*  DARK FIELDS   [Blu-ray]
*  THE DEAD 2   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  DREAMCATCHER  [Blu-ray]
*  ERASERHEAD  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  FROM DUSK TILL DAWN:  SEASON 1   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  GODZILLA   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  GHOSTBUSTERS 1&2 [Blu-ray]
*  HALLOWS EVE   [Blu-ray]
*  HANNIBAL:  SEASON 2   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  HAZMAT
*  JUAN OF THE DEAD [Blu-ray]
*  SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT   [Blu-ray]
*  SLEEPY HOLLOW:  SEASON 1  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE  [DVD &  Blu-ray]


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Check out the trailer for the upcoming film, KILLING MR. RIGHT


http://www.kerosenefilms.com/killing-mr-right/  A few years ago, I reviewed a fun slasher film from Kerosense Films called SPIRIT CAMP.  I was a huge fan of this film and of director . Well, Mr. Beyer is back with a brand new film, this time he is focusing on the revenge/thriller genre.  The film is called KILLING MR. RIGHT and the trailer is finally out for our viewing pleasure! 
   Here is the plot of the film from the Kerosene Films website:

Convinced her roommate’s new fiancé is the man who abducted and raped her, a young law student, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, takes justice into her own hands as she exacts revenge… but does she have the right man? Elizabeth Jackson and Kerry Beyer star in this disturbing revenge thriller that pushes the limits of sadism, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “cruel and unusual punishment.”

  I have to admit, I was hoping for more straight horror from Mr. Beyer's next film, but after watching this trailer, I could not be more excited for this film!  I think there will be plenty of suspense and terror for us horror fans!  

  KILLING MR. RIGHT will have it's World Premiere Sneak Peak at SplatterFest on 10/2 at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Houston.   If you are attending that event, you can pre-order the DVD and pick it up there by clicking HERE.   For those of us that can't attend that event, DVD sales will be available at a later date.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

http://www.kerosenefilms.com/




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water comes....HELLYFISH!!


http://hellyfish.com/  Now this is a film I must see!!  I love a good cheesy creature feature, and they don't get much cheesier than this!  I say that in a good way, don't get me wrong.   The film is called HELLYFISH and this looks like a lot of fun!  Here is the plot synopsis from the film's official website:

  America's only missing nuclear weapon is leaking radioactive material into the ocean just off the coast of Tybee Island, GA. The trifling existence of a hapless cast is disrupted by a vicious force of nature that shows no mercy.

  This is a short film, clocking in at only 13 minutes.  It was written by  and   and directed by  The trailer is posted online now, and I urge you to give it a watch.  The film is making festival rounds right now, so maybe some of you will be lucky enough to catch it soon.  You can click HERE for a list of the upcoming festival screenings. 

  I want to see this so bad, and fortunately we will all be able to see this film when it makes it's online premiere on October 24th at Noon (Pacific Time).


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to visit the film's official website


Monday, September 8, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014











  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 9/9
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


3 TUNNELS 2 HELL
BLOOD PREDATOR
BORGMAN  [Blu-ray & DVD]
GRADUATION DAY  [Blu-ray]
THE HUNTED
KILLER MERMAID
*  THE LEGEND OF THE 5
PROM NIGHT  [Blu-ray & DVD]
PUMPKINHEAD  [Blu-ray]
SHAME THE DEVIL 
WILLOW CREEK   [DVD & Blu-ray]

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DVD Review: PIECES OF TALENT


http://piecesoftalent.com/PIECES OF TALENT
Written by  and 
Directed by 
Distributed by Shutter Blade Media

  Let me start by saying that PIECES OF TALENT is one of, if not the best film I have seen this year.  I have seen mixed opinions about the film on facebook, so I went into this not really knowing what to expect.  What I got was one of the most original, well made horror films I have seen in a long time.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the film's imdb page:

  This story centers around Charlotte, a struggling young actress who can't catch a break. In an effort to support herself and her hopeless mother, Charlotte holds a job as a cocktail waitress at a seedy, local strip club and hates every minute of it. During a cigarette break late one evening she witnesses an altercation between an overzealous bouncer and an unfortunate passerby, David. David makes movies and given Charlotte's career interests a friendship quickly develops. Soon enough, David mentions a project he has in the works that she would be perfect for and an excited Charlotte agrees to take part. She has no idea what she has signed up for.

  This film had me from the very opening scene.  Not very often does a film open with such a gruesome scene.  It set the tone perfectly for what was to come over the next hour and a half.  The film started off with a bang, and never slowed down.  I was captivated the entire time.  The film is shot beautifully and was both well directed and well acted.  I thought the main actors David Long   and Kristi Ray  did a remarkable job in their roles.   Mr. Long was perfectly cast and played the part of a nice guy with a dark secret to perfection.    The gore effects in this film were amazing as well, and kudos to the filmmakers for using all practical effects instead of CGI.

  I haven't seen a new horror movie I have enjoyed like this in a long time.  Hopefully everyone will get on board and check out this amazing film that is sure to be a cult classic for the upcoming generations.   I kid you not, it was that good!   This was director Joe Stauffer's first feature length film according to his imdb page.  If that is case, he has already set the standard for his future films extremely high!  I can't wait to see what the future holds in terms of future releases from Mr. Stauffer.  I can easily see the beginnings of a new master of horror in the making!

  Now, before you do anything else, watch the trailer and then go order a DVD so you can see this film for yourself.  You will not be disappointed!   If you have already seen this film, leave a comment and  let us know what your thoughts on it are.  


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD, a limited edition VHS, or a digital screening link of the film



Friday, September 5, 2014

DVD Review: BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/Blood-of-1000-Virgins_p_755.htmlBLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS
Distributed by Full Moon Features

  I am loving the Grindhouseflix line of films that Full Moon has put out recently!  BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS is another great title from that line of films.  Here is a description of the film from the Full Moon website:

  The young and the innocent have their lives threatened by sick degenerates, evil creatures, and the devil himself! Will they escape with their virginity intact? Will they get revenge on their pervy attackers? Will our host make it out alive?  All these questions and more will be stripped down and explored in the sultriest series of trailers hosted by "Playboy Playmate" Nikki Leigh.
Bare witness as our host guides you through topics like MALE and FEMALE VIRGINS, learn as she explains the many REASONS FOR STAYING A VIRGIN, run in fear while being chased by those WHO HUNT VIRGINS, and watch the blood fly when the tables are turned with the REVENGE OF THE VIRGIN.
So stay intimately close to our host as you wade ankle deep through the BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS!


  First off, I was amazed that there were so many films about this subject!  I guess it was a pretty hot topic back in the 70's which is when most of these trailers look like they are from.  There are tons of exploitation films on display here, some you will have heard of probably, but a bunch that I have a feeling you might not have ever known existed.  I know there were plenty on here that I didn't know about.   Some of the films are your mainstream sex comedies, and party/teenager flicks, but there are a few that are just totally out there.  Take for instance the film CHATTER BOX, about a woman with a talking vagina!  Or, DEADLY WEAPONS about a woman with huge, um...weapons, that she uses to kill the bad guys with!  This is crazy stuff that you just don't see anymore these days.   It is awesome to have all of these films preserved in a trailer compilation like this.

  This is one of the most enjoyable of the Grindhouseflix in my opinion.   I love trailer compilations like this.  I enjoy seeing all these old films and discovering new ones that I have never heard of.

  BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS is available now on DVD and at fullmoonstreaming.com, and contains the following special features:

Special Features Include: -Charles Band Grindhouse Intro
-Nikki Leigh Interview
-Mike Diva's Grindhouse Megamix
-Blood of 1000 Virgins Trailer
-Six Grindhouse Trailers


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/






Thursday, September 4, 2014

DVD Review: THE HUMAN RACE


http://www.xlratormedia.com/film/human-raceTHE HUMAN RACE
Writtend & Directed by
Distributed by  XLrator Media

  I wasn't sure what to expect going into this film.  I knew nothing about it, had read no reviews, and had not watched the trailer.   While I was not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised with this film.  This film was fun and exciting and kept my attention the entire running time.  The film is called THE HUMAN RACE which is an amazing title I realize after watching this film.  It plays not only only the physical race the people have, but also the entire population of humans.   You will realize how big of a part that plays after watching this film.  Here is the brief synopsis of the film from the XLrator Media website:

 Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?

 At first the film just seems very simple, but the further the movie goes, the deeper you find out this movie really is.   It can be confusing at times, but I think it all makes sense in the end.   The movie starts abruptly with all the participants starting the race, then we are given the back story on the film's main characters.   While the film is not really horror at all, there are some very gruesome kills, in fact, anyone that steps on the grass literally blows up! The film is more of an action/drama, but then towards the end quickly turns into a very cool science fiction film.  Like I said, it will all make sense in the end. 

  The film is well acted, well written, and was thoroughly enjoyable for me. I would definitely recommend THE HUMAN RACE.  The film is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Director & Cast Commentary
*  Deleted Scenes
*  Trailer


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD


http://www.xlratormedia.com/

Monday, September 1, 2014

Check out the trailer for the killer mermaid flick called....well, KILLER MERMAID!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3171764/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  The title says it all!  KILLER MERMAID is about a killer mermaid!  Previously known by it's other title, NYMPH, this film from Epic Pictures Group will be available On Demand and on DVD next month  (9/9/14).   Here is the basic synopsis from the Epic Pictures website:

 Two beautiful young women go on an exotic Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress. What was once a carefree adventure becomes a deadly fight for survival.

  I think this film looks like it could be really good!  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Sunday, August 31, 2014

DVD Review: BUNNYMAN MASSACRE


http://midnightreleasing.com/bunnyman-massacre/BUNNYMAN MASSACRE
Written & Directed by
Distributed by Midnight Releasing

 Yes!!  Finally....a slasher film that feels fresh and new, and not just like something we have already seen before redone with different characters!   BUNNYMAN MASSACRE is one of the most original and fun slashers I have seen in a long time!!   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Midnight Releasing website:

 The adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store.

  I knew I was going to like this one from the opening scene involving a killer in a bunny suit wielding a chainsaw and attacking a bus full of kids.   Most movies would not show a bus full of kids getting slaughtered, but this movie doesn't hold back or pull any punches.    Don't worry though, it doesn't really show any of the kids getting killed, that would obviously upset me.  The way they did it was almost with a comical tone, so it really wasn't as disturbing as it could have been, which is a good thing since it involved kids.

  The rest of the film, thought is very brutal, with some great kill scenes and some awesome gore.  The film was made well, and the pacing is very good.  With some slasher films you can get very bored between the kill scenes, but BUNNYMAN MASSACRE kept my attention the entire running time.   I loved this film and highly recommend it for any fans of slasher films. 
 
  BUNNYMAN MASSACRE is available on DVD now from Midnight Releasing and contains the following special features:

-Audio Commentary
-Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
-Deleted Scenes
-Cast & Crew Interviews
-Joe's Guide to Dating
-Bunnyman Gets Fast Food




CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD


http://midnightreleasing.com/


Thursday, August 28, 2014

DVD Review: GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS


http://www.severin-films.com/GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

I am a huge fan of trailer compilations.  Probably because of my short attention span and ability to fall asleep during any movie at any time of the day!  Trailers are perfect or me, it's like watching  bunch of 2-3 minute films in a row!  If you don't like one you are watching, in a just a few minutes there's a brand new "movie" to watch! 

 GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS has to be my favorite trailer compilation I have seen by far!  These are my kinds of films....crazy, dirty, gory, and some are just flat out weird!  I love the films from the "grindhouse" era and seeing all these great trailers is a great way to find some new movies that you might not have know about!     Here is some info about this DVD from the official press release:

  GRINDHOUSE cinemas could once be found in the sleaziest and run-down areas of America's grimiest cities. New York's 42nd Street was one of the most famous trash pit hangouts for denizens of the lower depths. From dusk 'till dawn the theatres would screen a mind-boggling assortment of movies featuring lashings of sex, gore and violence - and if you were lucky, you'd get all three! SEE for the first time ever on DVD in America you can now sit back and take a twisted trip back to the glory days of the sleazy 60s and 70s for a roaring rampage through a two-hour hand-picked collection of some of the most insane examples of trailer trash ever to slash and burn their way through a Grindhouse cinema projector.
MARVEL at the fact that most of the actual films themselves could never live up to the jaw dropping lunacy of these incredible trailers, some of which can today be considered true masterpieces in advertising and marketing. With their often hilarious voice-overs and mind-bending taglines, plus all the best bits from the movies themselves, they add up to one thing - sheer entertainment! BE AMAZED that Contemporary Directors such as Quentin Tarantino (GRINDHOUSE), Eli Roth (HOSTEL) and Rob Zombie (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) have all since revisited these movies and have made their own supercharged movies relying heavily on the essence of many of these seventies Grindhouse cinema classics. Tarantino in particular has drawn a huge amount of his inspiration from these movies and trailers in many of his films, so we've included some of his favorites here - see if you can spot them!
THRILL to the fact that many of the then unknown actors and filmmakers from these choice cuts went on to much bigger and better things, so it's no surprise that these fantastic flicks have since achieved cult status, making GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS a must-own DVD that's ideal for parties in your very own private Grindhouse...


  This is such a fun DVD, I would say this is a must own for any horror / exploitation film fan.  The DVD contains 55 trailers for some of the best grindhouse films ever made.  They don't make movies like this anymore, so get a copy of this DVD and re-live these great films in the comfort of your own home.  GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  BUMP 'N GRIND - Cult presenter Emily Booth explores the world of Grindhouse Cinema
*  Gallery of Grindhouse Poster Art


CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

http://www.severin-films.com/

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


 
  Sorry for the lack of posts lately...and sorry for not having this posted on Monday night as usual BEFORE the new releases come out on Tuesday.   Oh well...better late than never...so with no further delay, here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that came out yesterday, 8/26
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

AFTERMATH  [DVD & Blu-ray]
BLOOD GLACIER
BONGO, KILLER CLOWN
DON'T LOOK DOWN
DYSMORPHIA
HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD/RATS Double Feature  [Blu-ray]
HOUSE OF MIRRORS
THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE  [Blu-ray]
MY FAIR ZOMBIE
PMS COP
THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  PRESIDENT WOLFMAN
REVELATION TRAIL
RULERS OF DARKNESS
SANCTUARY:  QUITE A CONUNDRUM
SONNO PROFONDO
*  THE TWILIGHT ZONE: COMPLETE 80'S SERIES
THE WALKING DEAD:  SEASON FOUR  [DVD & Blu-ray]
ZOMBEX

Saturday, August 23, 2014

DVD Review: DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION (1976)


http://www.severin-films.com/2014/05/23/deported-women-of-the-ss/DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS  SPECIAL SECTION
Written & Directed by 
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

 Wow, they just don't make movies like this anymore.  I am a huge fan of exploitation films, and the naziploitation sub-genre.  If you are not familiar with the Naziploitation films, read about them here. I love that Intervision Pictures is re-releasing some of the best naziploitation films ever made.  Last month I reviewed Intervision's release of GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY  (see review here).   Now I am getting to review another of their great releases, DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION!

  This is one of the crazier Naziploitation films I have seen, but still not the craziest.  That title goes to 1976's SALON KITTY.   This one is close second, though, and probably better overall.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Severin Films website:

  One of the first Italian ‘Nazisploitation’ shockers is also one of the strangest: John Steiner stars as the depraved Commandant of a camp where beautiful women are brutalized, degraded, forced to submit to female officers, and trained to be prostitutes for the Reich. But will a mass escape attempt unleash the most sadistic tortures of all? Lina Polito, Erna Schurer, Sara Sperati and Solvi Stubing co-star in this rancid slab of über-sleaze from writer/director Rino Di Silvestro, now presented totally uncensored including the notorious ‘cork & razor’ scene!

  I think this is one of the better made Naziploitation films from all the ones I have seen.   This one brings something new to the table with some very disturbing scenes, including a "shaving" scene were the actresses actually had their heads  (among other things) shaved.   I can't imagine being an actor in one of these films.  These women went through a lot during the filming I assume.  That really helps with the realistic feel of the film, though.   Don't worry too much about the ladies,though....they get their revenge in the end!  

  If you have never seen a Naziploitation film, this is a good one to start with.  DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION is available now from Intervision Picture Corp.  Intervision has been releasing some great DVD's lately, and I love the retro looking cover artwork they have been using for these films.   The DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION DVD contains the following special features:

*  A Brief History of Sadiconazista- Interview with Film Historian Marcus Stiglegger
*  What Does John Steiner Think?
*  Camp Rino- Interview with Director Rino Di Silvestro
*  Theatrical Trailer


CLICK HERE to buy the DVD

http://www.severin-films.com/


Friday, August 22, 2014

Has anyone found an 8 bit Jason Voorhees figure at their local Toys 'R Us store yet?


 If you hadn't heard yet, NECA toys has released a Toys 'R Us exclusive Jason Voorhees figure.   The figure is a 8-bit Mego style Jason figure, very similar to the one released at San Diego Comic Con in 2013.  The figure is based on the look of Jason from the original Nintendo Friday The 13th game as seen in this screen shot below:
 

 











 This is one collectible I wanted so bad, but couldn't get my hands on.  Now that they are releasing it to the Toys 'R Us stores, I might have a chance.  Unfortunately, they are starting to show up in Toys 'R Us stores all over the country, yet I have been to my local store twice in the last week and they have not got them yet. 

  Here is what the package looks like:


 











  Let me know if you are one of the lucky ones who find this collectible at your local Toys 'R Us.  Also, if your store has them and you pick an extra one up for me, I will gladly PayPal you the price of the figure, your shipping costs, and I will give you a shout out on my blog telling the entire world what an awesome person you are!!  Ha!

Good luck finding these! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DVD Review: DEAD ON APPRAISAL


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1961236/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1DEAD ON APPRAISAL
Directed by Sean Canfield, Scott Dawson and David Sherbrook
Distributed by  Brain Damage Films

  I have seen some crazy films in my life, but this one is up there in terms of crazy!   Here is the basic plot synopsis from the Brain Damage Films website:

  In this bizarre anthology, Infested Films tells the story of real estate agent John Dante, who can't sell his house. By reliving the house's sordid past, John discovers that there may be more lurking beneath the surface of this seemingly cursed abode.

  This anthology is made up of three tales:  THE MORNING AFTER, FATHER LAND, and FREDDIE AND THE GOBLINS.  I found the first tale and third to be a lot of fun.  The middle tale, FATHER LAND, was way too slow for me.  In fact, I found myself actually fast forwarding through that one....something I rarely do.   But as the saying goes, two out of three 'aint bad!

  DEAD ON APPRAISAL is extremely low budget and it shows, but what the filmmakers are able to do with their budget is pretty amazing when it comes to the effects and gore in this film.  The gore really is the star of the show here, with tons of blood and crazy effects, most of which are all practical effects.  Very little CG is used that I can tell, except for the scene where someone gets shot and you can see right through him through the hole in his abdomen.  That was a very cool scene, though, so we can let the CG slide for that one  (you can probably tell I am not a fan of the CG effects in horror films). 
 
  I couldn't do a review of this film without mentioning the puppets from the final story.  Yes, I said puppets.  Seems silly, but I can't help but like a movie with puppets, especially when they are as nasty and crude as these puppets are!  

  While not a masterpiece by any means, DEAD ON APPRAISAL is a fun film and definitely worth you checking out.   If you've seen it already, leave a comment and let me know what you thought!

  DEAD ON APPRAISAL is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Behind the scenes featurettes
*  Original Trailers


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

http://braindamagefilms.com/




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And the winner is......


















 Congratulations to Megan Beck on winning the latest 4H DVD giveaway!  

 Megan won the Wild Eye Releasing prize pack featuring THE BLOODY APE and GOTH KILL on DVD, along with a GOTH KILL mini poster!     Congrats Megan!!  

 If you didn't win this time, don't worry, you can still purchase these great DVD's from the Wild Eye Releasing website by clicking here

  Stay tuned to the 4H blog for another great DVD giveaway coming soon!


http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/







Monday, August 18, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 8/19
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

CROC
FACE:  A FRAT PARTY MASSACRE
LEGEND OF HELL
LEVIATHAN [DVD & Blu-ray]
MANEATER
NEVERLAKE
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE   [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE QUIET ONES  [DVD & Blu-ray]
ROSEMARY'S BABY  (2014 TV Mini-series)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  THE SACRAMENT   [DVD & Blu-ray]
SEPTIC MAN
VARSITY BLOOD
ZOMBIE WARS:  BATTLE OF THE BONE

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blu-ray Review: RIGOR MORTIS


http://www.wellgousa.com/rigor-mortis
RIGOR MORTIS
Directed by
Distributed by WELL GO USA

 I recently watched RIGOR MORTIS, not having any clue what to expect going into this film. The film has a first time director, and a crazy sounding plot, so I went into this completely blindfolded.  I came out of it, though, with my eyes wide open and looking forward to the next film from Juno Mak.   This film is a treat for your eyes with some of the most visually stunning effects I have seen in some time.  Before I go any further, here is the plot of the film courtesy of the Well Go USA website:

  A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, Taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors

  The plot sounds pretty simple, yet the film was actually a little confusing to me at times.  Mainly because of the ghost aspect and not really knowing if who, or what, you are seeing is actually "real" or not.   The plot really is not that important though, when watching a film that is just this visually beautiful!   The effects and creepy imagery are the star of the show here and do not disappoint.  Throw in a healthy dose of some of the greatest martial arts action I have seen in quite some time, and you have one movie that will blow you away. 

  Turn down the lights, crank up the surround sound and get ready for a fun ride!  I have a big fan of RIGOR MORTIS and highly recommend it!   RIGOR MORTIS is out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Well Go USA Home Entertainment.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray or DVD


http://www.wellgousa.com/



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Check out the trailer and disgusting opening scene for the upcoming film, SEPTIC MAN!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2574666/?ref_=nm_knf_t3 Check out the trailer and opening scene for the upcoming Canadian horror flick,  SEPTIC MAN!  Just when you thought you had seen it all comes a horror movie based in the sewer!  Here is the basic synopsis from the film's imdb.com page:

 A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. To escape, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront the murdering madman known as Lord Auch.

 SEPTIC MAN is directed by , who previously directed the 2011 film, MONSTER BRAWL.  From the looks of the trailer and that disgusting opening scene, this movie is going to be crazy!  Check it out and let me know what you think!

  SEPTIC MAN is on VOD now and will be in select theaters, this Friday, August 15th.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to watch the opening scene

Monday, August 11, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 8/12
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

BITTEN:  THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
BLOODSUCKING FREAKS  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
BUNNYMAN MASSACRE
*  THE BUTTERFLY ROOM
CRAWL OR DIE
DARK SPACE
THE EMPTY
*  HELL'S CARETAKER
THE MIDNIGHT GAME
*  MONDO MAGIC
MONSTER MADNESS:  GOLDEN AGE OF THE HORROR FILM
MOTEL HELL  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
PROXY  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
SANTA SANGRE
SEED OF DARKNESS
THE TOXIC AVENGER  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
WORM


Thursday, August 7, 2014

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITON is coming soon!!


 When anyone asks me what my favorite horror film of all time is, I usually hesitate for a bit.  It's so hard to choose between all my favorites, but it never fails after a minute or so I come up with the same answer, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.   I think I am about to love this movie more than ever with this new 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films! 

  There are 4 versions of the film coming out, with the best being a rare collectors edition Black Mara Box Set.  Here is some info about these upcoming releases from the press release:


 THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Edition of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE will be released at retail in October but will be available exclusively at www.gorgon-video.com for 30 days starting September 16, 2014. Fans of the film will recognize the unique packaging as a replica of the iconic 'Black Maria' cattle truck that comes to Sally Hardesty's rescue when she's being pursued by Leatherface, a fitting nod to the legions of TCSM enthusiasts who were instrumental in keeping the film at the forefront of the genre throughout for the past 40 years and a true collectible display piece.'

 

http://gorgon-video.com/products/the-texas-chain-saw-massacre-40th-anniversary-black-maria-limited-edition
 
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40th ANNIVERSARY BLACK MARIA LIMITED EDITION BOX SET
Street Date: Exclusively at gorgon-video.com only September 16, 2014
Street Date: retail outlets nationwide October 14, 2014
SRP: $99.98
Rate R
4K Digital Transfer, 7/1 Surround audio
 
 This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include a wealth of extras, including:

 
A Leatherface apron
Theatrical mini-poster 
Five audio options
Four feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast,
Several making-of featurettes
Deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, trailers and much more

 
 
A Collector's Edition Bonus Disc is included that contains the following:
* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth
* Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw
* A Tour of the TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
* Off the Hook with Teri McMinn
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa's Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from "The Shocking Truth"
* Horror's Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents "Making Grandpa"
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots
 
 
 
In addition to the Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Edition of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE , the film will also be released as a standard DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD/Blu-ray Combo on September 16 at retail outlets nationwide.


THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40
th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD & BD COMBO

Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $49.98
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
 
 
 
 
EXTRAS:
Collector's Edition Bonus Disc:* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth
* Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw
* A Tour of the TCSM House with Gunnar Hansen
* Off the Hook with Teri McMinn
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa's Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from "The Shocking Truth"
* Horror's Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents "Making Grandpa"
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

 


 
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40
th ANNIVERSARY DVD OR BD

Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $24.98 DVD / $29.98 BLU-RAY
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
 
EXTRAS:
4 Feature Commentaries:
* Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl
* Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain, and Production Designer Robert Burns
* NEW Commentary with Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper
* NEW Commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Editor J. Larry Carroll and Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou


Now the question is, which one will you get?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The notorious GUINNEA PIG series is being revived in the new AMERICAN GUINNEA PIG films!


  If you are a fan of horror, especially gore films, then you surely know about the Japanese GUINNEA PIG series of films.  These included the titles DEVIL'S EXPERIMENT, ANDROID OF NOTRE DAME, MERMAID IN A MANHOLE, and FLOWER OF FLESH AND BLOOD as well as  few others.  These films were known for their graphic violence and realistic looking gore.  In fact, they looked so realistic that many times the films were thought to be actual snuff films, launching actual police investigations into the films and their creators.  

  The great folks at Unearthed Films brought these films to the U.S. with an excellent box set years ago.  Now, the founder of Unearthed Films, Stephen Biro, is bringing the Guinea Pig series back in a BIG way!   Mr. Biro will be directing the first  installment of a new revamping of the series called, aptly named, AMERICAN GUINEA PIG!  The first film in this new series is titled BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE.   I think that title pretty much sums up what you will see in this new series of films.  I know I am super excited for this new project!  Here are some pics from the first film that will give you a small sampling of what is in store for you with the new AMERICAN GUINEA PIG films!


 

 
  Keep in mind these are the somewhat "tame" pics that I can show on my site!  I have seen some other pics from the film and they look like they are really giving these films all they got in terms of the blood and gore.  Mr. Biro is not holding anything back and it looks like he is going to give us gore fans something we haven't seen in a long time!

  Stay tuned and I will pass on more details once they are available!  Also, like the AMERICAN GUINEA PIG Facebook page for more info and details!

Monday, August 4, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014











  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 8/5
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

ANNA
GRIZZLY  (1976)
*  HAUNTING SARAH
OCULUS  [DVD and Blu-ray]
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
WITHOUT WARNING  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]


Saturday, August 2, 2014

It's giveaway time!! Enter to win this great DVD prize pack from Wild Eye Releasing!















 I realized how long it has been since I have done a DVD giveaway and figured now is as good of time as any to remedy that!  So, I am going to give one lucky reader an awesome prize pack courtesy of the fine folks at Wild Eye Releasing

 Up for grabs is a copy of THE BLOODY APE and GOTH KILL on DVD, along with a GOTH KILL mini poster!    One winner chosen at random will win all this great stuff!   Tell your friends!


TO ENTER THE CONTEST, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1. If you are not already, become a FOLLOWER of this blog! (Click the JOIN THIS SITE button under the "Followers" section of the blog on the right hand side). Ok, I'm feeling nice, you don't HAVE to become a follower of this blog to win, but I sure would appreciate it!
  
2. Leave a comment on this post with your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you for your shipping info if you are the winner (if valid email address is not given, I will post the winners name on the site and winner will have one week to contact me with their shipping info. If prize is not claimed within one week, prize will be forfeited). For an extra entry, share the link to the contest on your facebook, twitter, myspace, google+, etc. Put in the comment where you shared the link and post a link to it if possible.

3. Only one comment per person. Multiple comments will result in removal of all your comments therefore removing all your chances of winning!

4. Contest is scheduled to end on Saturday, , August 16th, 2014. Comments must be left by the end of the day on 8/16  in order to count towards the contest.

5. Contest winner will be chosen by random.org and must agree to let me post their name in a separate post stating who won the prize.

6. Due to shipping costs, contest is open to U.S. Residents only. Thank you for your understanding.

GOOD LUCK!!!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Check out the interview Rob Zombie about his new film, 31, and how you can help support the film!


http://www.fanbacked.com/c/31-rob-zombie-film/
  I'm sure by now everyone has heard about Rob Zombie's next horror project, a film called 31.   I guess he is going a different route with this film and is not going through a studio with the film.  In fact, he is using the site FanBacked  (similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo) to raise money for the film!  Contributors can get some great perks for donating, including signed posters and DVDs, and even the chance to be an extra in the film!

 According to Mr. Zombie, 31 was inspired by a fact he read about how many people disappear every October 31st.   Here is the plot from the film's imdb page:

Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.


CLICK HERE to visit the 31 FanBacked website, watch the interview, and contribute!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blu-ray Review: CURTAINS

  
http://synapse-films.com/synapse-films/curtains-blu-ray/CURTAINS
Directed by  (as Jonathan Stryker)
Distributed by Synapse films / CAV Distributing Corp

  The only thing I love more than watching one of my favorite 80's slasher flicks, is watching an 80's slasher flick nowadays that I have never seen before!  Such was the case with the 1983 classic, CURTAINS.   I had never really heard much about this movie, but I remember always seeing the VHS box back when I worked at a video rental store.  For some reason I just never checked it out.  I hate I missed out on seeing such a great film so long ago, but I love that I get to see it now on Blu-ray thanks to Synapse films!    If you are unfamiliar with this film like I was, here is the synopsis courtesy of the Synapse films website:

  A group of women gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of director Jonathan Stryker (Vernon). He’s searching for the perfect woman to play the role of the crazed character “Audra”, and these women are just dying for the chance to play her! Stryker’s last star, Samantha Sherwood (Eggar), is so determined to get the part, she committed herself to an asylum to prepare for the role. Unfortunately for all, a crazed killer in a disgusting “hag” mask is viciously murdering everyone one by one. Who will survive the final curtain call?

  This is a great film, and while it is a slasher film, it feels more like an Italian Giallo film, which makes sense being an early 80's slasher.  The modern slasher film derived from the Giallo sub-genre, so I guess this is a bridge piece where you can see the two horror sub-genres crossing paths.   There is not much blood/gore which is more the Giallo characteristic, but it has all the makings of a Slasher film as well, with some very unique and crazy kills.   One in particular involves the killer wearing an ultra creepy "old lady" mask as she ice skates across a frozen pond to get to her victim.  The close up of her skates in slow motion really builds the tension, and I just can't get over how creepy of an image this is.

  Another creepy aspect of this film (as if the creepy old lady mask wasn't enough), is the presence of a creepy doll throughout the film (as seen on the Blu-ray cover).  Killer dolls in movies always scare me, so this was a nice added feature to go along with the already creepy vibe given off by this film.   The film is also a mystery, or a "who-done-it" type film, as we don't know who the killer is until the very end, although I have to say I have seen enough of these type films by now, I caught on to who the killer was very early in the film, as you will probably too.  Regardless, it is still a very enjoyable film that I am very glad to have finally got the chance to view.

  This film is a must see for 80's slasher films.  CURTAINS is available now on DVD and Blu-ray from Synapse films, and contains the following special features:

*  Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from Original Vault Materials
*  5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for This Release
*  THE ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE: THE MAKING OF “CURTAINS” – An All-New retrospective featuring interviews with Director Richard Ciupka, Stars Lesleh Donaldson & Lynne Griffin, Editor Michael MacLaverty, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Greg Cannom, and Composer Paul Zaza
*  CIUPKA - A FILM-MAKER IN TRANSITION - Director Gordon Thornes vintage documentary short, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage from CURTAINS (Blu-ray exclusive)
*  Audio Commentary with Stars Lesleh Donaldson & Lynne Griffin
*  Audio Interview with Producer Peter R. Simpson
*  Audio Interview with Star Samantha Eggar
*  Theatrical Trailer


CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray


http://synapse-films.com/http://www.cavd.com/index.php