Welcome to Hayes Hudson's House of Horror (4H)

Your online source for Horror news, info, and reviews. I cover new and classic Horror, as well as Exploitation and Cult films. I also discuss books, comics, games, toys, clothing, etc, as long as it pertains to the Horror genre. My movie reviews are short and to the point, as I know when I come across a long review, I tend to skip that one. I hope you enjoy your time at my House of Horror! Come on in!

Monday, June 3, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, June 4th













Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 6/4:

*  THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN  [Arrow BD]
*  CHILDREN OF THE CORN  [BD Steelbook]
*  THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE  [DVD & BD]
*  HELLSING ULTIMATE:  THE COMPLETE COLLECTION [BD]
*  KNIFE + HEART  [DVD & BD]
*  THE LAST WARNING [DVD/BD Combo]
*  TRAPPED ALIVE  [Arrow BD]


Monday, May 20, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, May21st












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 5/21:

*  THE SEDUCTION   [BD]
*  SHE DEVIL ON WHEELS  [Arrow BD]

Looks like a very slow week for horror releases!  If you know of any I don't have listed, please leave them in the comments!  Thanks!

Monday, April 29, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 30th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 4/30:

*  THE BRAIN  [BD]
*  THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER  [BD/DVD combo]
*  DARKROOM  [BD/DVD combo]
*  LEVEL 16  [BD & DVD]
*  TARANTULA  [BD]




Monday, April 15, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 16th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 4/16:

*  GLASS [DVD, BD & 4K]
*  GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE  [BD]
*  THE MANITOU  [BD]
*  MASTER OF THE DARK SHADOWS  [DVD & BD]
*  REPLICAS  [DVD & BD]
*  SUPERSTITION  [BD]


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Check out the first release from Unearthed Films new TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM line!


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  If you are a horror fan, then I'm sure you are well aware of the production/distribution company known as Unearthed Films.   Owned by Stephen Biro, Unearthed Films puts out some of the most disturbing and extreme horror DVDs and Blu-rays.  Well, if that wasn't good enough, they are now rolling out a new line of films called TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM which will only be available through the Unearthed Films website.   These are films that Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. would refuse to carry due to the nature of the films.   I am super excited about this new line of films, and the first release in this new line has been announced and will be available to pre-order today!

 The first release is the John Wayne Gacy serial killer film, TORMENT.  The film was directed by Adam Ford  and is a great choice for the TOO FXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM film line!  Here is the basic synopsis from the UF website:

Based on the John Wayne Gacy Murders. A young man wakes up after a one night stand and finds himself in the clutches of one of the most notorious serial killers to ever stalk the earth. 

 
There will be 3 different purchasing options for TORMENT, including a super rare "Gacy Bundle" limited to only 20 sets!  The DVD and Blu-ray will also be limited.  They will only be available for pre-order from 4/13 through 5/11.   They will only produce as many copies as they sell during this pre-order time frame.  See below for the different purchasing options:

Option1:
DVD (limited to the number of units sold): $25+shipping












Option 2:
BLU-RAY (limited to the number of units sold):  $30+shipping












Option 3:
THE INFAMOUS GACY BUNDLE  (limited to only 20 sets!):  $395 +shipping
Item included in the Gacy Bundle:

* A one-of-a-kind 9" x 12" painting of John Wayne Gacy by artist Lou Rusconi: Each painting is wrapped and signed by Lou and it will be a mystery which one you will get.
*One letter signed by John Wayne Gacy sent to Merle Allen of The Murder Junkies
*One Novel: "Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders" written by Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken
*The DVD "SERIAL KILLER CULTURE" directed by John Borowski
*A Limited Edition Blu-ray of "TORMENT" based on the Gacy murders with a limited edition blood painting cover by artist Ryan Almighty (limited to 20)
*A Limited to 50 signed print of a painting, painted in blood, of Pogo from artist Ryan Almighty 
*A hand painted patch of Pogo the clown made by Jeremi Cruise of ToeTag EFX

 Yes, you read that correctly....the Gacy Bundle will contain a letter hand signed by John Wayne Gacy himself! 

 Unearthed Films has hit a home run with this first release in the TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM film line.  Pre-order your copy starting tonight at 8pm Eastern time! 


CLICK HERE to visit the Unearthed Films website and pre-order TORMENT on DVD or Blu-ray
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for TORMENT

http://unearthedfilms.com/






Thursday, April 4, 2019

Check out the trailer for the upcoming zomedy, THE DEAD DON'T DIE


http://focusfeatures.com/the-dead-dont-die

  If you were a fan of the film ZOMBIELAND, you will most certainly want to check out this latest Zombie Comedy!   It's called THE DEAD DON'T DIE and it has an amazing cast, including:  Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits, Carol Kane, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, RZA, Iggy Pop, and of course, Bill Murray!   The film was written & directed by Jim Jarmusch .   This movie looks like it is going to be a lot of fun!  Check out the trailer below and leave a comment to let me know what you think!






THE DEAD DON'T DIE will be released on June 14th of this year!

CLICK HERE to visit the film's official website

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Blu-ray Review: INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS (1972)


https://severin-films.com/shop/iotbf-bluray/
INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS
Written & Directed by Ed Adlum
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films

 Severin Films continues to impress me with the titles they have been releasing lately!   One of their latest releases is the VHS classic, INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS!  I remember seeing this VHS on the shelf of my local video store back when I was a kid.   I never watched it back then for some reason, so I was thrilled to get the chance to see it now on Blu-ray!   Unfortunately, the cover art might be the best part of this film! 

 Here is some info about the film from the official press release:

  In 1972, a team of New York City exploitation outlaws that included Ed Adlum (SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED), Ed Kelleher (PRIME EVIL) and Michael & Roberta Findlay (THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH, SNUFF) – along with first-time assistant cameraman and future award-winning cinematographer Frederick Elmes (ERASERHEAD, BLUE VELVET) – descended on bucolic Westchester County with 8½ bottles of stage blood to make a movie about a Druid cult seeking to resurrect their dead queen. The budget was $24,000. The cast was paid in beer. And the result remains one of the greatest achievements in schlock/shock cinema history. Severin Films is proud to present this “accidental masterpiece” (Horror News) as you’ve never seen it before, now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever and spurting with all-new Special Features.

 I was really hoping to find a rare, awesome, grindhouse film that would immediately become a new personal favorite of mine.  Unfortunately, that is not what I found.   This movie is pretty bad to be completely honest with you.   BUT....it is so bad that it falls into the "so-bad-it's-good" column.   In fact, this would be a great movie to watch with a group of friends while drinking and laughing at the film.  I could see this as being a lot of fun to watch in a group.  Watching by myself was not as fun! 

 So, what's so bad about it you ask?  Well, the first thing I noticed was horrible editing/camera work.  A guy would be talking and then all the sudden it would jump to a close up of his face for 1 second and then back to the original camera angle.  I have no clue what that was for!  Secondly was the horrendous acting.  I guess if the cast is paid in beer, then you can't be too critical of their acting ability.   Also, the lady that played the "Dead Queen" needs to learn that dead people don't breathe!  I could not take her seriously when I could plainly see her chest moving up and down during her scenes! 

 Now, as bad as this was, it did have some scenes that were pretty good, mainly the few scenes they show when they capture people and take them to the shack to drain their blood.   These could have been extremely disturbing, was it not for the ridiculous audio dub of the people...not so much screaming, but just whooping and hollering.   That made what could have been a horrifying scene into something laughable again.  

 INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS was a cool idea, and could have been a great movie if it had more of a budget and better actors.   This is one of the few times I wish someone would remake a film.  I think this film had tons of potential, it just wasn't executed well at all.

 As always, this is just one reviewers opinion.  I encourage everyone to check out the film and make their own decision of it.   Fans of low-budget schlock films might absolutely adore this one!

 INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS is available now on DVD & Blu-ray and contains the following special features:

*  Audio commentary with director Ed Adlum and actress Ortrum Tippel, moderated by Kier-La Janisse, author of House of Psychotic Women
*  Nothing You’d Show Your Mom: Eddie Adlum’s journey through exploitation, coin-op & rock n’ roll 
*  Interview with actor Jack Neubeck
*  Painful Memories: An interview with cinematographer Frederick Elmes
*  Trailer
 

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


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Monday, February 18, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, February 19th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 2/19:

*  ANTIDOTE  [DVD & BD]
*  THE BOY NEXT DOOR  [BD]
*  COLOR ME BLOOD RED  [Arrow BD]
*  DRACULA  (1979)  [BD]
*  DRACULA'S FIANCEE  [DVD & BD]
*  NIGHTMARE VACATION  [BD]
*  OVERLORD  [DVD & BD]
*  PARASYTE - THE MAXIM:  COMPLETE COLLECTION  [BD]
*  SKINNER  [DVD & BD]
*  THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE  [BD]
*  WHITE NOISE [BD]


Monday, January 28, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, January 29












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 1/29:

*  ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK  [DVD & BD]
*  ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO [BD]
*  CUTTING CLASS  [BD/DVD combo]
*  PETS  [BD/DVD combo]
*  SCREAMERS  [BD]
*  SPLATTER UNIVERSITY  [BD/DVD combo]
*  SUSPIRIA  [BD]
*  THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE  [BD/DVD combo]
*  UNINVITED [BD/DVD combo]

Friday, January 4, 2019

DVD Review: HAUNTEDWEEN (1991)


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150855/?ref_=nv_sr_1HAUNTEDWEEN
Written & Directed by Doug Robertson

  I love finding out about lesser known, independent horror films.  I find a lot more passion and heart goes into these films than a lot of the well known, mainstream horror films that we are constantly fed these days.   This was the case when I came across Doug Robertson's low budget horror film called, HAUNTEDWEEN.    I love checking out low budget horror films, and I am so glad I had to opportunity to watch this one!

 Here is the basic plot synopsis courtesy of the film's IMDb page:

  Twenty years ago a deadly accident forced Eddie Burber from his home. Since Eddie was younger he wanted to be part of the family business "The Burber Haunted House." A note is placed on the local Fraternity giving permission to use the old house as a fund-raiser. While the students prepare the house, they soon are hunted down and placed in the Haunted House for amusement. One thing is for sure. Nobody knows it really happening - People are dying, and people are laughing.

 First thing I have to get out of the way right away is to mention again that this is a very low budget movie.   Know that going into the film and you will have a lot of fun with this one.  Yes, you have to get past some pretty bad acting, but it is still a lot of fun.   I could tell from the beginning that this was a film made by horror fans that knew what other horror fans wanted in a film.   They did not disappoint at all!

 The film has a very cool premises of a killer that makes his way inside a haunted house and turns one of the supposedly fake rooms into an actual killing room.   In this room, the maniac kills off the college kids one by one, in some crazy, bloody ways.  All this happens while the customers of the haunted house look on and cheer the killer on, believing what they are watching was set up by the makers of the haunted house.   It's really quite eerie if you think about it, and makes you wonder if this has or ever could happen in real life.  

  All of the effects are practical, of course, and the filmmakers did an amazing job with the budget they were working with.  

 If you are a fan of low budget, independent cinema, you will definitely want to give this one a watch.   The DVD is available now and contains the following special features:

*  45 minute making of Documentary
*  Photo Album of the cast and crew
*  Director and Producer running commentary
*  Scene titles and jump to feature
*  Hauntedween - the music video
*  Original movie trailer


CLICK HERE to view the HAUNTEDWEEN Facebook page
CLICK HERE to visit the HAUNTEDWEEN website and purchase the DVD


You may have noticed the lack of posts lately.....


 Back when I started this blog, I prided myself on being one of the only independent horror blogs that made daily posts.  I did that for years, never a day went by that I didn't make a post (check out the archives for tons of old posts). 

  Well, as my kids have gotten older and more active in school and extra curricular activities, I find that I just don't have as much time these days to post as often as I used to.   But, don't worry.  Like any good zombie, you can't keep me down.  The sight might seem dead at times, but it will always pop back out of the grave every few weeks to show the world I'm still here!  Plus, I don't get nearly as many movies sent to me anymore to review, so I'll mainly post a review when I do get a movie sent to me.   Speaking of that, I recently had a cool independent horror film sent to me that I will review next! 

 Thanks for all the support to those of you that still check my posts!  I appreciate it and hope you'll follow my on Twitter and Instagram (@frightfan) and like the HAYES HUDSON'S HOUSE OF HORROR Facebook page so you can see when new posts are uploaded!


 Thanks!













-Zombie Hayes

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Blu-ray Review: THE UNNAMABLE (1988)


https://mvdshop.com/products/unnamable-the-blu-rayTHE UNNAMABLE
Directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette
Distributed by Unearthed Films / MVD Entertainment Group

  For years I have had a DVD copy of a film called, THE UNNAMABLE II.   I had never watched it, because I didn't want to see part 2 of something before I had seen part 1.  I assumed I could find the first UNNAMABLE on DVD, but was never able to.  It turns out the first film had never been releases on DVD.  Well, now the search is over and I can add the first film to my collection thanks to the amazing Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films.  Unearthed Films recently bought the rights to THE UNNAMABLE and have released an amazing DVD and Blu-ray of the film with a newly restored 4K transfer. 

  If you are unfamiliar with this film, here is the basic plot synopsis courtesy of the MVD website:

  College students from Miskatonic University who retreat to an early 18th-century mansion for a weekend of lust are stalked by a fatalistic female in this horror film based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft. The demon delights in tearing the limbs off her human victims to carry out a centuries-old family curse.

  This film was released in 1988, and there is no doubt that it is a product of the 80's.   The character's clothing and hair is a dead giveaway.   That's how we looked back then, though, so try to look past the laughable clothing choices of some of these characters.   The story is simple enough, kids are trying to stay in a house that is inhabited by an ancient creature of some sort.  I'm sure it's no surprise to you that the kids meet their demise, one at a time.   There are some gruesome kills and some amazing gore in this film, all by practical effects.   The monster is not really seen until towards the very end of the film, but when it is revealed, it is well worth the wait.   I have no clue what this creature is supposed to be, but it look like it's part goat with it's hooved feet and fur!  

 Unearthed Films has done an amazing job with this release.  The picture quality is very clear and I have to comment on the beautiful slip case cover art!   I have no idea who did that cover art, but it is truly amazing!    Now, I do have to mention one issue I found with this release, and that is the 5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound has a glitch where the sound effects are doubled.  So basically it sounds like an echo after every sound effect.  This was super annoying, but switching to the original 2.0 Mono soundtrack fixed the issue and it was fine after doing that.   It's a very minor issue, but definitely worthy of a mention.   

 This is a must see in my opinion, especially if you are a fan of  H.P. Lovecraft and films inspired by his stories.

 THE UNNAMABLE is available now on DVD & Blu-ray from Unearthed Classics and MVD Entertainment and includes the following Special Features:

*  4K Scan with color correction and restoration from the original negative.
*  5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound, 2.0 PCM
*  Video Interview with actors Charles Klausmeyer & Mark Kinsey Stephenson
*  Video Interview with actor Eben Ham
*  Video Interview with actress Laura Albert
*  Video Interview with Mark Parra
*  Video Interviews with R. Christopher Biggs special makeup effects artist & make up artist Camille Calvet
*  Audio Commentary with Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Stephenson, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Camille Calvet, R. Christopher Biggs
*  Photo Gallery
*  Trailers

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



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Blu-ray Review: ZOMBIE (1979)


http://www.blue-underground.com/product.php?product=290ZOMBIE
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Distributed by Blue Underground / MVD Distribution

 I have been a huge fan of Lucio Fulci ever since I saw my first film by him.  The first film of his I ever saw was ZOMBIE, on an old clam shell VHS back in my college days.   It has been almost 20 years since I have seen this film, so I was thrilled when I got a chance to review this new 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray edition of the film.   Here is a brief synopsis of the new release courtesy of the Blue Underground website:

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

  The plot of the film is simple.....a woman goes looking for her father on an island he was last known to be at.  That island is, of course, being ravaged by zombies!  The film is known by quite a few other names, such as:  ZOMBI 2, ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD, ISLAND OF THE FLESH-EATERS, and WOODOO. 

  The zombie effects in this film are top notch, and rank among my favorite zombies in film history, especially the worm infested zombie from the original poster and cover art.   This is how I imagine a zombie looking if they were real, decayed with worms oozing from the eye sockets!   Gross!  Along with the great make up and effects is some amazing gore, including the famous splinter in the eyeball scene and multiple neck biting resulting in tons of blood.   There is also that one scene you might have heard about, where a zombie fights a shark!  It really must be seen to be believed, and if you haven't seen it, you are truly missing out! 

  If you have never seen this film, do yourself a favor and watch it asap.   This is one of my favorite zombie films of all time.  Even if you have seen it, do yourself a favor and check out this new blu-ray release, as you have never seen it like this before! 

 ZOMBIE is available now from Blue Underground and contains the following Special Features:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
*  NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
*  Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
*  NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
*  Theatrical Trailers
*  TV Spots
*  Radio Spots
*  Poster & Still Gallery
*  Guillermo del Toro Intro

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
*  Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
*  Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
*  Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
*  World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
*  Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
*  Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
*  All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci
*  Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

BONUS! ZOMBIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi

BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Stephen Thrower


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


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Monday, December 3, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, December 4th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 12/4:

*  ATTRACTION  [BD & DVD]
*  CORPSE PRISON:  PART 2  [BD]
*  ELIZABETH HARVEST  [BD & DVD]
*  THE NUN [BD & DVD]
*  THE PUPPET MASTERS  [BD & DVD]
*  RIDE  [BD & DVD]
*  'TIL DEATH DO US PART  [BD & DVD]


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Blu-ray Review: EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC


https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/exorcist-ii-the-heretic-collector-s-edition?product_id=6832EXORCIST II:  THE HERETIC
Directed by John Boorman
Distributed by Scream Factory

  I hate to admit it, but I have never seen any of the EXORCIST sequels.  I'm not sure why, but I just never have gotten around to checking any of them out.   I am a huge fan of the original EXORCIST, so I definitely need to check out the other films in the series.    I started recently with Scream Factory's new release of EXORCIST II:  THE HERETIC.   Here is the basic plot courtesy of the Scream Factory website:

  Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator (Richard Burton) and a research specialist (Louise Fletcher) free her from its grasp?
  Employing production design and special effects that are dizzily exhilarating and a supporting cast (Max von Sydow, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones) of compelling distinction, director John Boorman draws us into the tangible experience of evil. We fly with the demon, feel the African landscape vibrate and get engulfed in the terror of swarming locusts as Exorcist II: The Heretic weaves its fascinating, frightful spell.

 Going into this, I was really hoping for another classic film.  I was hoping for another masterpiece like the original.  Well, it's a classic for sure, but unfortunately it's classic for all the wrong reasons.  I had heard it called one of the worst films ever, and definitely one of the worst sequels ever. While it is pretty bad, it's not a terrible movie by any means.  Now don't get me wrong, it doesn't come close to being anywhere near the caliber of film as the original, but I've seen much worse horror films.   

  The plot is a little weird, and lots of stuff is going on in present day and in flashbacks to the exorcism in Africa, including multiple scenes of locust invasions including a few "first person" shots taken from the locusts point of view.  Very strange.   

  The production value looks huge on this film, especially compared to the first, but this just goes to show you that just because a film has a bigger budget that doesn't automatically make it a better film.

  In terms of presentation, the film looks remarkable.   Scream Factory always puts out quality releases and this one is no different.   If you're a fan of the original EXORCIST, you will want to give this one a shot.  It's got almost a cult classic feel to it now, so it's worth checking out.

  EXCORCIST II:  THE HERETIC is available now on a 2-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory and contains the following special features:

DISC ONE (118 Minute Cut Of The Film):
  • NEW 2K Scan From Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director John Boorman
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Project Consultant Scott Bosco
  • NEW What Does She Remember?An Interview With Actress Linda Blair
  • NEW Interview With Editor Tom Priestley
DISC TWO (102 Minute Cut Of The Film):
  • NEW 2K Scan From Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Mike White Of The Projection Booth Blog
  • Original Teaser Trailer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries Including Rare Color And B&W Stills, Behind-The-Scenes, Deleted Scene Photos, Posters, And Lobby Cards

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


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Monday, November 26, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, November 27th













Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 11/27:

*  ALMOST HUMAN  [BD]
*  CRITTERS COLLECTION  [Scream Factory BD]
*  THE GRISSOM GANG  [DVD & BD]
*  MUNCHIES/MUNCHIE Double Feature [Scream Factory BD]
*  PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK  [DVD & BD]
*  ZOMBIE 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION  [Blue Underground BD]


Monday, November 19, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, November 20th:












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 11/20:

*  CANDYMAN [Scream Factory BD]
*  LUCIFERINA  [DVD & BD]
*  URBAN LEGEND [Scream Factory BD]
*  URBAN LEGENDS:  FINAL CUT [Scream Factory BD]



Monday, October 29, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 30th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 10/30:

*  MANDY  [BD]
*  OUR HOUSE  [Scream Factory BD/DVD]
*  SANITATUM  [BD & DVD]
*  SLENDER MAN  [BD & DVD]
*  TORSO  [Arrow BD]
*  THE WASP WOMAN  [Scream Factory BD]




Monday, October 22, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 23rd












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 10/23:

*  BLOOD AND BLACK LACE  [BD]
*  CREEPSHOW  [Scream Factory BD]
*  DEADBEAT AT DAWN  [Arrow BD]
*  MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE  [Vestron BD]
*  NIGHT OF THE DEMONS  [Scream Factory Steelbook BD]
*  PATIENT ZERO  [DVD & BD]
*  SISTERS  [Criterion Collection DVD & BD]
*  SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION  [BD]
*  TRAUMA  [DVD & BD]

Monday, October 8, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 9th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 10/9:

*  ALONG CAME THE DEVIL  [DVD & BD]
*  AMERICAN FRIGHT FEST   [DVD & BD]
*  BONG OF THE LIVING DEAD  [BD]
*  HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL  [BD]
*  TRICK 'R TREAT  [BD]




Monday, October 1, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 2nd












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 10/2:

*  ANNABELLE 2-FILM COLLECTION  [BD]
*  CORPSE PRISON  [BD]
*  THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY   [DVD & BD]
*  FERAL  [BD]
*  THE FIRST PURGE   [DVD, BD, & 4K]
*  HALLOWEEN  (Rob Zombie)  [BD STEELBOOK]
*  I HEARD THE OWL CALL MY NAME   [DVD & BD]
*  THE PURGE 4-FILM COLLECTION [DVD & BD]
*  THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE  [DVD & BD]
*  TALES FROM THE HOOD 2  [DVD & BD]
*  WOLFCOP WOLFPACK [BD]


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Blu-ray Review: ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (1980)


ANTHROPOPHAGOUS
Directed by  Joe D'Amato
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films

https://severin-films.com/shop/anthropophagous-bluray/ I remember watching this film over 18 years ago back when I was in college.   I remember browsing the video shelves and my eyes landing on the cover featuring a man eating his own intestines.  Obviously, that was a movie I had to check out!   I honestly don't remember anything about that film, other than that iconic scene.  

 I was very excited when I saw Severin Films was releasing this film on Blu-ray!   This was one I definitely needed to re-visit and I'm so glad I got the opportunity!  Here is the basic plot courtesy of the film's imdb page:

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

  If you couldn't tell from the cover photo, this film's main goal is shock factor.  It goes for the throat (literally) and never lets go.   The film starts out with a brutal hatchet to the head killing, which actually looked pretty realistic.  The film never gives up and the gore factor only gets worse from there.   The plot is really simple, and the film can actually be a little slow at times, but it makes up for it with the awesome gore effects and creepiness factor.   The killer on the island is one of the creepiest killers I have ever seen in film.  He makes my skin crawl just thinking about him.  He never talks throughout the film, and only makes grunting and moaning sounds.  I am not sure who or what he is, as the movie never really explains it, but he is almost zombie like in his movements and mannerisms.

 If you want great acting, great character development, and a thought provoking story, this might not be the film for you.  If you are looking for an extremely fun film with tons of gore, then this is a must see!   ANTHROPOPHAGOUS is available now on DVD and Blu-ray from Severin Films.  Special Features include:

*  Don’t Fear The Man-Eater: Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
*  The Man Who Killed The Anthropophagus: Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
*  Cannibal Frenzy: Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
*  Brother And Sister In Editing: Interview With Editor Bruno Micheli
Inside Zora’s Mouth: Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
*  Trailers
*  Reversible Wrap


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Blu-ray Review: EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS (1977)


https://severin-films.com/shop/emanuelle-and-the-last-cannibals-bluray/EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS
Written & Directed by
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films

  There are so many great sub-genres of horror, but one of my all time favorites is the cannibal film.   The cannibal films were huge back in the 70's and early 80's, with such classics as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE, and CANNIBAL FEROX just to name a few.  In 1977 the EMANUELLE series of films joined the group with EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS.   Here is the basic synopsis courtesy of the Severin Films website:

  In 1977, infamous filth auteur Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS, ANTHROPOPHAGUS) combined the insane extremes of eroticism and cannibalism for the most groin-grinding, gut-munching, gore-spewing EuroSleaze saga of them all: When journalist Emanuelle (the ever-luscious Laura Gemser of BLACK EMANUELLE fame) discovers evidence of an extinct cannibal tribe in a Manhattan mental hospital, her investigation will take her to the Amazon jungle for an orgy of carnage that SexGoreMutants calls “…feral, demented and nasty. And in exploitation terms, that’s entertainment!” Gabriele Tinti (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA), Monica Zanchi (SISTER EMANUELLE) and Donald O’Brien (DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D.) co-star in “the flesh & fear masterpiece from the late great splatter genius” (DVD Beaver) released to ‘80s grindhouses as TRAP THEM AND KILL THEM and now scanned in 2k from original vault elements.

  Once again we are treated to the lovely  as Emanuelle.   This time she is playing a reporter going deep into the Amazon forest to track down one of the last known surviving cannibal tribes.  Needless to say she finds it and all hell breaks loose!   Cannibal films are known for their gore, and this one does not disappoint.   There is tons of blood and lots of intestines being chomped on by the cannibal tribe.  There are some cool booby traps and torture devices as well.  Oh, and speaking of boobies, there are plenty of those on display as well.  That is to be expected, of course, with this being an entry in the Emanuelle series of films. 

 If you are a fan of the EMANUELLE films and/or cannibal films of the 1970's, you will definitely want to check out EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS.   The film is available now on DVD and BD from Severin Films  Special Features include the following:

*  The World Of Nico Fidenco: An Interview With Composer Nico Fidenco
*  A Nun Among The Cannibals: An Interview With Actress Annamaria Clementi
*  O’Brien MD: An Interview With Actor Donal O’Brien
*  From Switzerland To Mato Grosso: An Interview With Actress Monika Zanchi
I Am Your Black Queen: Laura Gemser Archive Audio Interview
*  Theatrical Trailer

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



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Monday, August 20, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 21st












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 8/21:

*  ASH VS. EVIL DEAD: Season 3  [DVD & BD]
*  COLOR OF NIGHT  [DVD & BD]
*  DEEP RISING  [DVD & BD]
*  THE RICH MAN'S WIFE  [BD]
*  STRAIGHT-JACKET [BD]
*  THE TERROR: Season 1  [DVD & BD]
*  THE TIE THAT BINDS  [BD]
*  THE TINGLER  [BD]
*  THE WALKING DEAD: Season 8 [DVD & BD]



Monday, August 13, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 14th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 8/14:

*  ARMY OF DARKNESS  [BD Steelbook]
*  THE GORE GORE GIRLS  [Arrow BD]
*  THE HOWLING  [BD Steelbook]
*  LADY STREET FIGHTER  [BD]
*  LIFE FORCE  [BD Steelbook]
*  RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD II  [BD]
*  THE SONG OF SOLOMON  [DVD & BD]
*  THE UNBORN  [BD]
*  WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? [Arrow BD]

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 7th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 8/7:

*  BREAKING IN  [DVD & BD]
*  CARTEL 2045  [DVD & BD]
*  THE CHANGELING  [BD]
*  DEAD SHACK [BD]
*  DESECRATION  [BD]
*  FLORA  [BD]
*  GEHENNA:  WHERE DEATH LIVES   [DVD & BD]
*  MARROWBONE   [DVD & BD]
*  PREDADTOR  [BD & 4K]
*  PYEWACKET  [DVD & BD]
*  WILDLING  [DVD & BD]


Monday, July 23, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 24th











Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 7/24:

*  BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR  [BD]
*  DAGON  [BD]
*  THE INCANTATION  [DVD & BD]
*  IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS  [BD]
*  LOVE ME DEADLY  [BD]
*  STREETS OF VENGEANCE  [BD]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 10th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 7/10:

*  GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS  [BD]
*  PUPPET MASTER 4  [BD]
*  PUPPET MASTER 5  [BD]
*  A QUIET PLACE  [DVD/BD/4K]
*  SPIDARLINGS  [BD]
*  WHO CAN KILL A CHILD  [BD]


Monday, July 2, 2018

week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 3rd












Wow!  I didn't realize how long it had been since I last post!  Summer is a super busy time of year for me.  My kids are in tons of activities, and I am going fishing every chance I get, so I don't have much time to post these days.  Hopefully I'll get back to posting more often soon!  Until then, here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 7/3:


*  ANOTHER WOLFCOP  [DVD & BD]
*  CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU  [BD]
*  THE CURED  [DVD & BD]
*  DEVIL FISH  [BD]
*  THE JURASSIC GAMES  [DVD & BD]
*  LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT  [Arrow BD]
*  MIDNIGHTERS  [DVD & BD]



Monday, June 11, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, June 12th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 6/12:

*  ABOMINABLE  [BD]
*  BLOODSHOCK  [DVD & BD]
*  BUS PARTY TO HELL  [DVD & BD]
*  DARKMAN TRILOGY  [BD]
*  THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL  [BD]
*  JACK THE GIANT KILLER [BD]
*  THE MIMIC  [BD]
*  NINJA III:  THE DOMINATION   [BD]
*  THE PURGE  [4K]
*  THE PURGE:  ELECTION YEAR  [4K]
*  THE PURGE:  ANARCHY  [4K]
*  THE SLEEPER  [BD]
*  SPETTERS  [BD]
*  THE STRANGERS:  PREY AT NIGHT  [DVD & BD]