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Monday, July 25, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 26th

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 7/26:

*  KILLERS THRILLER COLLECTION (Baby Yaga, Night Train Murders, Strip Nude For Your Killer)  [3-Disc BD]
*  RIVER  [BD & DVD]

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The BLAIR WITCH 3 trailer is here!!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4426214/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_3  As you may have heard by now, director Adam Wingard's new horror film, which has had the title "THE WOODS", is actually the  next instalment in the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT films!   The fake title was used to keep it a secret for as long as possible, but it has now been revealed that this is BLAIR WITCH 3.   The film is titled just BLAIR WITCH, and is supposed to be a direct sequel to the original BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.   This is what 2000's BOOK OF SHADOWS:  BLAIR WITCH 2 should have been, but as you recall the filmmakers took that "sequel" in a completely different direction.  I am glad we have a true sequel to the first film now. 

Here is the basic plot synopsis from I found from an article about the film on the Dread Central website:

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think....I think this film looks like it is
going to super scary and a great follow up to the original!

CLICK HERE to check out the film's official website

Monday, July 18, 2016

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

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 7/19:

*  BAD MOON  [Blu-ray]
*  THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD  [Scream Factory Blu-ray]

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Blu-ray Review: DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D. (1980)

https://severin-films.com/shop/doctor-butcher-m-d-blu-ray/DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D.
Directed by  (as Frank Martin)
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films

  If you are a fan of Italian zombie films, then you will love DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D.   If you are a fan of Italian cannibal films, then you will love DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D.  If you are a fan of mad doctor movies, you will also love DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D.!   Ha!   This is one horror film that you truly can't categorize into a sub-genre.  It's part zombie film, part cannibal film, and party mad scientist/doctor film.   It's almost as if the filmmakers couldn't figure out what type of horror film they wanted to make, so they just put a little bit of everything into it!  That is fine with me, because it gives us one of the most entertaining horror films I have seen in quite some time!  Here is some basic info and plot synopsis courtesy of the CAV website:

  It sparked riots on 42nd Street, spawned a generation of gorehounds on VHS, and forever set an insane standard for Italian mad doctor/zombie/cannibal carnage worldwide: Ian McCulloch (ZOMBIE), Alexandra Delli Colli (THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Sherry Buchanan (TENTACLES) and Donald O'Brien (EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS) star in this blood orgy of gut-munching, eyeball-gouging and face-chopping originally known as ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, which a notorious American distributor would then re-edit, re-title and re-release as a certified grindhouse masterpiece.
  Severin Films now presents both films fully restored for the first time ever from original vault elements discovered in Manhattan and Rome, and loaded with all-new Bonus Features that finally reveal the unbelievable truth behind its bizarre history, infamous marketing and still-deviant legacy.

  As I stated above, this is a highly entertaining film, and contains a little bit of everything for every horror fan.  I love Italian zombie films...there is something about their zombies that are just so much better than the ones in our films.  These zombies all look very decayed and dirty, which is how I would think they should look.  It reminded me a lot of Fulci's zombies or the zombies from the 1981 film, BURIAL GROUND.  The gore in this film is pretty amazing, with some very realistic looking throat slits and some guttings.   This film has tons of blood and gore which should satisfy all you gore lovers out there! 

  Included in this awesome set is both cuts of the film, the American cut called DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D. and the original Italian cut called ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, presented here for the first time ever uncut in HD!    This is the definitive version of this film to have, so I highly suggest pre-ordering this one now!   The film is set for release on July 26th, but can be preordered now from the Severin Films website.  The Blu-ray and DVD will contain the following special features:

*  Featurette: Butchery & Ballyhoo: Interview with Aquarius Releasing's Terry Levine
*  Featurette: Down On The Deuce: Nostalgic Tour Of 42nd Street With Temple Of Shock's Chris Poggiali and Filmmaker Roy Frumkes
*  Roy Frumkes' Segment Of Unfinished Anthology Film 'Tales That Will Tear Your Heart Out'
*  Featurette: The Butcher Mobile: Interview with Gore Gazette Editor & Butcher Mobile Barker Rick Sullivan
*  Featurette: Cutting Doctor Butcher: Interview with Editor Jim Markovic
*  Illustrated Essay: Experiments With A Male Caucasian Brain (...and other memories of 42nd Street) by Gary Hertz
*  Theatrical Trailer
*  Video Release Trailer 1
*  Video Release Trailer 2

*  Featurette: Voodoo Man: Interview With Star Ian McCulloch
*  Featurette: Blood Of The Zombies: Interview With FX Master Rosario Prestopino
*  Featurette: Filmmaker Enzo Castellari Remembers His Father Director Marino Girolami
*  Featurette: Sherry Holocaust: Interview With Actress Sherryl Buchanan
*  Featurette: Neurosurgery Italian Style -Interview With FX Artist Maurizio Trani
*  Featurette: New York Filming Locations Then Vs. Now. A look at the Big Apple locales as they are today
*  Audio Bonus: Ian McCulloch Sings Down By The River
*  International Trailer
*  German Trailer

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to pre-order the 2-Disc Blu-ray
CLICK HERE to pre-order the 2-Disc DVD



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Blu Ray Review: THE CITY OF THE DEAD (1960)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053719/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1THE CITY OF THE DEAD
Directed by: 
Distributed by VCI Entertainment

  I always love when I come across a movie for review that I know nothing about.    I pride myself on being very knowledgeable about most horror films, but there are always a few that have flown under my radar and I have just not had the chance to see or even know about.   Such is the case with tonight's review,  THE CITY OF THE DEAD, also known as HORROR HOTEL.    Here is the basic plot of the film from the VCI website:

  A college student, Nan Barlow is researching the history of witchcraft. Taunted by her brother and fiancé, who have voiced their concern over her silly notions, Nan arms herself with resolve and drives into the small New England village of Whitewood. She is glad that at least she was able to count on the support of her professor. A bit anxious but consumed with curiosity, she will soon embark herself on the journey of her life!

  First off, I have to mention the title of this film threw me off a little.  I knew nothing about the film, so going by the title I thought I was getting into an old zombie film.   Instead, I was treated with a very interesting and eerie film about witchcraft in the same vein as a film like MARK OF THE DEVIL.   The main thing that I really noticed and enjoyed about this film was the very creepy imagery and scenery.  The filmmakers used tons of fog in the filming of this picture, and it is amazing how a little fog will make a scene look so spooky!   This film was shot very well with some great cinematography.   

  I will admit that the film is a little slow moving at some points, but I find that with a lot of the old black and white horror films from the 1960's.  Regardless, that did not keep me from enjoying the film overall by any means.   This is an intriguing story full of mystery and suspense!

  VCI has done a remarkable job with the transfer on this Blu-ray.  The picture quality is superb and is crystal clear.  

  THE CITY OF THE DEAD is now available on Blu-ray from VCI Entertainment and contains the following special features:

*  Horror Hotel, the American Version of City of the Dead
*  Feature length Commentary by Bruce Hallenbeck
*  2nd Feature length Commentary with actor Christopher Lee
*  3rd Commentary by Director John Moxey
*  Interview with Christopher Lee
*  Interview with Venetia Stevenson
*  Interview with Director John Moxey
*  Theatrical Trailer
*  Photo Gallery
*  Liner Notes by Mike Kenny, Film Reviewer
*  English Subtitles

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


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 7/12:

*  13 CAMERAS  [DVD]
*  CARNIVAL OF SOULS  [Criterion Collection BD]
*  CAT IN THE BRAIN  [Grindhouse Releasing DVD/BD combo]
*  SEXY SISTERS  [Full Moon's Jess Franco Collection DVD]


Saturday, July 9, 2016


http://mvdshop.com/products/return-of-the-killer-tomatoes-blu-rayRETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES
Directed by: 
Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group

  Just when you think it's safe to go back to the produce isle comes RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES!   I have to admit, I had never seen this film before now. It's a cult classic that I have always known about, but somehow just never managed to watch.  Here is the plot of the film from the MVD website:

  THE VEGETABLES OF DOOM! The killer tomatoes are back! But this time around, they're going to have to contend with late '80s George Clooney and his wicked mullet... Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Nope, it's Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Ten years on from the Great Tomato War, mankind lives in fear of another uprising by the waxy red menace. Meanwhile, Professor Gangreen - played with gusto by the great John Astin from TV's The Addams Family - sets out to pursue his own evil ends by creating a burgeoning army of tomato militia men (who, somewhat conveniently, look just like regular men). Following on from the 1978 cult classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Return of the Killer Tomatoes came armed with a healthy sense of its own ridiculousness and would expand upon a franchise that now comprises four films, two TV series and a video game. So what are you waiting for? Make Return of the Killer Tomatoes one of your five-a-day now!

  Ok, you know what you are getting yourself into as soon as you put in a movie about killer tomatoes.  You expect cheesiness and that's exactly what you get.  This is 80's cinema at it's finest and it is a lot of fun! The first thing this film made me think of was some of the old Troma films, like CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH, and TOXIC AVENGER.   If you love those types of movies, then you will love this one for sure!  It follows the exact same mold of those films.  

  One thing I always knew about this film was that it had George Clooney  in it.  I expected a very small role, but he was one of the main stars in the film.  It was interesting to see him acting at such a young age, and while most of the acting  (or over-acting to be more precise) was pretty bad, you could see at early in his career he was way ahead of most of the other actors.
  Overall this was an extremely fun film that I encourage you all to check out.  Arrow Films has done another great job with this release.  RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES is available now from Arrow Films and MVD.  The Blu-ray contains the following special features:

*  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
*  Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
*  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
*  Brand new audio commentary with writer-director John De Bello
*  Brand new interview with star Anthony Starke
*  Original Theatrical Trailer
*  Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
*  Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver

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



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Check out the latest Blu-ray giveaway over at the SHATTERED RAVINGS Blog!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4819498/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  Check out the latest Blu-ray giveaway over at my buddy Scott's website, SHATTERED RAVINGS.  He is giving away 2 copies of the film CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE.  Here is the basic plot of the film:

  The Mongolian Border, 1979: Massive fossils of unknown creatures are discovered in the mountains, and the research team assigned to excavate the remains includes acclaimed Professor Yang (Wang Qingxiang), Hu Bayi (Mark Chao), and Ping (Yao Chen), the professor’s beautiful daughter. When a freak explosion triggers a rockslide, only a handful of explorers survive the fall to the mountain’s floor…unearthing an ancient temple and the hideous creatures waiting within.
N  ow living a quiet but tormented life as a librarian, Hu studies demonology manuscripts, seeking answers for that fateful day. Little does he know Professor Yang has just been found wandering the mountains thousands of miles from where he supposedly died; a young woman with amnesia was just discovered in a recently-uncovered tomb; and a Northern Chinese mining town has just been ravaged by giant, ravenous beasts…

CLICK HERE to visit the contest post and enter for your chance to win!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July from Hayes Hudson's House of Horror!!


  I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, cooking out, swimming, and shooting fireworks!   Why not finish off the day watching the essential 4th of July film, UNCLE SAM!   It's a great, gore-filled celebration of America! 

 Have fun!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Check out the trailer for the upcoming zombie film, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS


  It's been a while since I've seen a really good new zombie film.   It looks like we will be seeing a new great addition to the zombie film with Director 's new film, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS.   The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Mike Carey.   Here is the basic plot synopsis from the film's production company's website

  The near future; humanity has been decimated by a virus that turns it's victims into flesh eating "hungries".   Only a small group of children are immune.  They still crave human flesh, but they can think and feel, making them vital in finding a cure.  
  At an army base, these children are subjected to experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell, under the guard of Sergeant Parks.  But one little girl, Melanie, stands out.  She's inquisitive, imaginative, and loves her favorite teacher Miss Justineau.
  When the base falls, Melanie escapes with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks, and Dr. Caldwell.  Melanie embarks on a journey to discover the world, what she is, and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.

  I just watched the trailer and I think this looks like it could be an instant classic.  Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think!

  THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS will be released by Warner Brothers on September 9th in the U.K.   No U.S. release date has been set yet.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, June 28th, 2016

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 6/28:

*  CIRCUS OF FEAR / FIVE GOLDEN DRAGONS Double Feature [Blu-ray]

Friday, June 24, 2016

Blu-ray Review: VENOM (1981)

Directed by 
Distributed by Blue Underground

  Tonight's review is of another film I had always heard about, but somehow had never got around to seeing.  The film is called VENOM, and it's a fun mix of creature feature and kidnapping/heist film. 
Here is the basic plot courtesy of the Blue Underground website:

   It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of THE BROOD) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn't count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege, and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death. And it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote... and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.
   Sterling Hayden (THE KILLING), Nicol Williamson (EXCALIBUR) and Sarah Miles (BLOW-UP) co-star in this gripping suspense thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Alan Scholefield and directed by Piers Haggard (THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW). VENOM has been newly transferred in 2K High Definition from its negative and features some very real - and extremely deadly - Black Mambas!

  I went into this thinking it was just another run of the mill creature feature, this time featuring a snake.  It's actually a much smarter film than that, with the snake being just part of the main plot.  The main part of the film focuses on the kidnapping of the young boy, and the police stakeout of the house they are holding up in.  While it would have been a pretty good heist film on it's own, why not through a killer snake into the mix!   I have to admit, it made this kidnapping film a lot more interesting!   You never know where the snake is going to be or strike next, which put some extra intensity into the already thrilling film. 

  Some people might go into this film hoping for more of a gory creature feature, so just realize what you are going into and I think you will enjoy this one.  I was definitely a big fan of this movie.  It probably would not be taken seriously if made today, but this is classic 80's cinema at it's best.  The acting was great and the remastered 2K High Definition transfer looks amazing for a film that is 35 years old! 

  VENOM is available now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and features the following special features:

*  Audio Commentary with Director Piers Haggard
*  Theatrical Trailer
*  TeaserTrailer
*  TV Spots
*  Poster & Still Gallery
*  BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring new writing by Fangoria Editor Michael Gingold

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack


Monday, June 20, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, June 21st, 2016

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 6/21:

*  THE CRUSH  [Blu-ray]
*  THE WAVE  [Blu-ray & DVD]

Monday, June 13, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, June 14th, 2016

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 6/14:

*  JAWS 2  [BD]
*  JAWS 3  [BD]

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Do you know the story about D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's lost "Nightmare on My Street" video?

 I don't know how I didn't know about this, but apparently  all copies of the original video for the song "Nightmare on My Street" by D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince was forced to be destroyed by New Line Cinema.    I had never heard about this before, so I apologize if I am bringing you common knowledge.  

  I heard the song today for the first time in years and thought it would be fun to post about it on my blog and post the video for everyone to enjoy.   Well, that was easier said than done,  because as soon as I started by search for the video it was nowhere to be found.  There are lost of fan-made videos for the song, but the original video seems to be lost forever!

  Apparently the music label didn't get permission to use Freddy Krueger's name/image, so New Line Cinema sued and the case was settled out of court, with one of the stipulations being that all copies of the video be destroyed.  Now that wouldn't work in today's internet age....there would be copies out there to find for sure, but this came out back in 1988, so there is no evidence of the video left at all, which is very sad.  I remember it being a very fun video, and the actor that portrayed Freddy was pretty good if recall correctly.

 So, my challenge to everyone reading this is to find a copy of this video!  Someone has to have an old VHS recording of it somewhere!   If you find a link to a copy of this video, please let me know.  Until then, here is the audio of the song so you can at least listen to it if you haven't heard it in a while.  It's a really fun song!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Blu-ray Review: SYMPTOMS (1974)

Directed by
Distributed by Mondo Macabro / CAV Distributing

  One of my favorite film labels is Mondo Macabro.  They have some of the best releases out there...most of which are very obscure films you might have never heard of before being released by Mondo.   Such is the case with one of their newest releases, SYMPTOMS.  I had never heard or seen anything of this film before getting this new Blu-ray.  I knew nothing about it going in, which is a good thing in my opinion.   Here is the basic plot of the film courtesy of the CAV Distributing website:

  A dark and haunting study in psychological horror, Symptoms takes us deep into the twisted mind of a damaged girl.
  Helen, who lives alone, invites her new friend Anne to stay with her in a lonely house, lost in the English countryside. The house, the woods that surround it and the figures fleetingly glimpsed through its windows, all seem imbued with a deep sense of mystery. Helen appears to be hiding a secret and the more Anne tries to uncover it, the deeper she is pulled into its dark heart.
  Symptoms was the official UK entry to the Cannes film festival in 1974 and was highly praised at the time. Subsequently the film sank into obscurity and was recently listed as one of the UK’s top 75 “lost films”. This release, taken from the original negative and fully restored, brings this quiet masterpiece back into view, where it can now be appreciated as one of the most under rated films of the 1970s.

  I have to start out by warning you that this is a very slow moving film.  It is not action packed by any means, and there is no gore or real violence.  SYMPTOMS is a very different horror film, one that a lot of people might not be used to.  It's more of an artsy, atmospheric film.  It is very eerie and moody, and just gives you a tense feeling throughout the entire film.  While I am usually blown away with most of Mondo Macabro's releases, I am on the fence with this one.  I didn't dislike it by any means, but it was definitely not one of my favorite films that they have released.  It's somewhere in the middle for me.

  Now, I do have to say that the special features that Mondo has included on this release is reason enough to own the Blu-ray.  The documentary on director Jose Larraz was very entertaining and informative, which was great considering I knew very little about this director before viewing this doc.    Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

SYMPTOMS is out now from Mondo Macabro and CAV Distributing and contains the following special features:

On Vampyres and Other Symptoms - documentary about Jose Larraz directed by Celia Novis;
Eurotika! - documentary about director Jose Larraz
Interview with Angela Pleasence
Interview with Lorna Heilbron.
*  Interview with editor Brian Smedley-Aston
*  Mondo Macabro previews
Specially commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

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




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pre-order Shout Factory's upcoming THE THING [Deluxe Limited Edition] Blu-ray!

 It was just announced that Shout Factory is releasing a limited edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter's THE THING!  Right now you can get the website exclusive Deluxe Edition which features a 2nd slip case with alternative cover art and two posters featuring the new cover art.  This set is limited to only 1,500 copies!  You can pre-order your copy now by clicking HERE.

  Shout Factory has done an amazing job with this release.  It includes tons of special features including"

*  NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Supervised And Approved By Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
*  NEW 4.1 Audio Mix Created From The Original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo Soundtrack
*  NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
*  Audio Commentary By Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
*  NEW The Men Of Outpost 31 – Interviews With Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney And More…
*  NEW Assembling And Assimilation – An Interview With Editor Todd Ramsay
*  NEW Behind The Chameleon – Interviews With Visual Effects Artists Peter Kuran And Susan Turner, Special Make-up Effects Artist Rob Burman And Brian Wade And More…
*  NEW Sounds From The Cold – Interviews With Supervising Sound Editor David Lewis Yewdall And Special Sound Effects Designer Alan Howarth
*  NEW Between The Lines – An Interview With Novelization Author Alan Dean Foster
*  John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – A Documentary On The Making Of THE THING Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Special Effects Make-up Designer Rob Bottin, Matte Artist Albert Whitlock And More! (80 minutes – SD)
*  Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)
*  Vintage Featurettes From The Electronic Press Kit Featuring Interviews With John Carpenter, Kurt Russell And Rob Bottin (12 minutes – SD)
*  Vintage Featurettes – The Making Of A Chilling Tale And The Making Of THE THING (1982 – 14 minutes – SD)
*  Vintage Product Reel – Contains A Promotional Condensed Version Of The Film With Additional Footage Not In The Film (19 minutes – SD)
*  Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Footage (2 minutes – SD)
*  Annotated Production Archive – Production Art And Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes – SD)
*  Network TV Broadcast Version Of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)
*  Teaser Trailer
*  Theatrical Trailers (U.S. And German)
*  TV Spots
*  Radio Spots
*  Still Gallery (Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards)
*  And Still More To Be Added!

 That is quite a list!  I'm sure a regular version will be available at some point, but I'd grab  a copy of this limited edition set while you can!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Get ready for a new Horror film label, REEL GORE RELEASING!


   Horror fans will be happy to hear about a brand new Horror movie releasing label coming soon called REEL GORE RELEASING!   This sounds like we are in store for some amazing releases from this new label.  Read all the details in the press release below:


 Los Angeles, CA (June 2016) 

For immediate release. Cult Epics founder Nico B and film producer Steve Aquilina will be launching a new horror label REEL GORE RELEASING as of August 2016, distributed thru CAV (home of Cult Epics, Synapse, Grindhouse) in North America. With the recent success of the horror films of Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and Angst, Nico B teamed up with Steve Aquilina from 8-Films to launch a new label for newly produced gore horror films to premiere on video and digital. The first three films are VIOLENT SHIT – THE MOVIE (August 2016), a bigger budget revamp of the cult-schlock-gore classics from the 80s, shot in Italy featuring a soundtrack by Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin; followed by MASKS (September 2016), German giallo gore feast from the director Andreas Marschall (Tears of Kali, German Angst), and the return to directing of Luigi Cozzi (Contamination) with BLOOD ON MELIES’ MOON (October 2016) with guest appearances by Dario Argento & Lamberto Bava. For more info see www.reelgorereleasing.com and join us for updates at www.facebook.com/reelgorereleasing and www.twitter.com/reelgoremovies


  Be sure to like the Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for updates!   I'll also try to bring you any updates I can here on the 4H blog!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Blu-ray Review: SORCERESS (1995)

Directed by
Distributed by  Synapse Films / CAV Distributing

  I love coming across a horror movie I have never seen or even heard about.   I like to think I'm "in the know" on most horror films, but I find out everyday there are films that have just missed me somehow.  This is one of those films.  Synapse Films has released the 1995 film SORCERESS to DVD and Blu-ray.   Here is the basic plot synopsis from the Synapse Films website:

  Larry Barnes (Larry Poindexter) is on the fast track to a partnership in a prestigious law firm, and his sexy witch wife Erica (Julie Strain, HEAVY METAL 2000) will do anything to keep her husband happy. But Erica makes a fatal mistake when she tries to kill Larry’s main competition for the partnership, Howard Reynolds (Edward Albert, GALAXY OF TERROR). With Howard now crippled for life from Erica’s dark magic, his wife Amelia (Linda Blair, THE EXORCIST) plots her revenge. Using witchcraft and a mystical medallion, Amelia tries to destroy everyone and everything in Larry’s life!
  All the pleasures of the flesh and malevolence of black magic collide in this newly remastered and uncensored version of Jim Wynorski’s SORCERESS (aka TEMPTRESS). Presented for the first time ever from a new 2K scan of the original uncut film element, this release features sex scene footage and additional nudity removed from the original release.

  I had no clue what to expect going into this film. What I got was a fun film full of witchcraft and tons of nudity.  What else would you expect from a film like this?!   This film feels like a typical 80's horror film.  I actually find it hard to believe it was made in 1995.  I would more easily believe this was made in 1985.  Everything about this film screamed 1980's to me, especially the hair and wardrobes of some of the main actors and actresses.
  Speaking of the actresses, this movie has some of the most beautiful actresses you will see in a film, and pretty much every single one of them has a nude scene (or multiple nude scenes) throughout the film.  I normally don't mention much about the nudity in films, but this film just had so much of it that a review would not be complete without mentioning it.  It basically feels like you're watching a movie on Cinemax or some other pay channel late at night. This is definitely not a film you want the kids around while watching!

  Other than the nudity, the film was actually pretty tame by today's standards in term of violence/gore. Most violence comes from people being shot, and there is no real gore to speak of in this film.

  While some may be disappointed in the gore/scare factor, or lack thereof,  I think everyone would have to admit they enjoyed watching this film.  If you haven't seen it yet, check it out for sure.  

  SORCERESS will be released on June 14th from Synapse Films and CAV Distributing.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the DVD
CLICK HERE to pre-order the Blu-ray



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Congratulations to the winner of my latest 4H Blog Giveaway!!

I apologize for the lack of posts lately!  It's been a crazy busy week, so I am way behind on announcing my latest giveaway winner.  Well, the wait is over and the winner is Jeramie Bacon

  Jeramie will be getting a Blu-ray of the awesome horror film, KILD TV.  

 Check your email Jeramie, and shoot me your address and your Blu-ray will be on it's way!

Don't worry if you didn't win, you can still purchase a DVD or Blu-ray of KILD TV the the film's official website:  http://www.kildmovie.com./page4/

  Also, keep checking back regularly as another DVD giveaway will be posted soon!

Monday, May 23, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, May 24th, 2016

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 5/23:

*  DUSK  [DVD]
*  MANHUNTER  [Blu-ray]

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Take a look at the limited edition blu-ray of the thrillers A MEASURE OF THE SIN and BLIND

  I recently got a press release for a great looking 2-disc limited edition Blu-ray of the films A MEASURE OF THE SIN and BLIND from Brink Vision.  I just watched the trailer and these films look excellent!   Also, when Brink Vision says they are releasing this Blu-ray in a limited edition, they are not kidding....the Blu-ray is limited to only 200 copies!


“2-Disc Limited Edition (200 Copies) Blu-Ray of two feature-length films sold exclusively through BrinkVision.
This limited collector’s set is hand-numbered and signed by director Jeff Wedding includes all new special features
BrinkVision is releasing a very limited 2 disc Blu-ray collector’s edition of the critically acclaimed thriller A Measure of the Sin and mystery thriller BlindThis 2-disc blu-ray is packed with tons of bonus content, hand numbered with reverse sleeve, and signed by director Jeff Wedding. Only 200 copies will ever be made of this collector's edition, and will only be for sale exclusively through the BrinkVision website, so get them before they are gone forever!

-Feature Film without Narration
-Isolated Score & Effects Track
-Audio Commentary with Director Jeff Wedding
  and Original Story Author Kristy Nielsen
-Audio Commentary with Director Jeff Wedding,
  Actor/Producer Katie Groshong and Actor Stephen Jackson
-Audio Commentary with Director Jeff Wedding
-Gracie: The Diary of a Coma Patient, a Super-8mm
  Short Film (28mins - 2006)
-Promotional Artwork
-Stills Gallery
-Easter Egg
-Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Co-Director
  Jeff Wedding, Co-Writer/Co-Director Steve Wedding,
  Producer Ryan Jackson, and Editor David Bowen
- Isolated Score Track
- Vintage Making-of Featurette
- Perry’s Wait, a 35mm Short Film (24mins - 2004)
- Promotional Artwork
- Stills Gallery
- Trailers
Price: $24.95
PRE-SALE DATE: 05/13/2016
STREET DATE: 05/24/2016
A Measure of the Sin:
Every childhood is normal to the child who lives it. For Meredith that means an enchanted seclusion that is shattered when she is deprived of her mother. Desperate and alone, Meredith must join a household with other women and their children, a sinister man who controls every facet of her existence, and a vicious bear that only she can see. As life in this world becomes increasingly strange and frightening, Meredith realizes that she must flee, even though she fears she has not learned enough to survive on her own.

For happily married detective Richard Larson, the hunt for a demented serial killer gets personal when he begins to experience mysterious visions of the killer’s victims - before their bodies are discovered! The trail of evidence points to Clive Rudolph, a seemingly affable locksmith with a disturbing past. When yet another woman is abducted, the tension mounts as the race to save her life grows ever more desperate. But the closer Detective Larson comes to uncovering the facts, the nearer he gets to exposing a shattering secret that will haunt him forever
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a FREE Blu-ray of KILD TV!

http://hayeshudsonshouseofhorror.blogspot.com/2016/05/its-giveaway-time-enter-for-your-chance.html If you haven't already entered to win, what are you waiting for?!   Head on over to the original giveaway post HERE and leave a comment to be entered for your chance to win KILD TV on Blu-ray! 

CLICK HERE to visit the original contest post and enter for your chance to win!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

CD Review: MUSIC TO BE BURIED BY by Gravetone Productions

http://www.gravetoneproductions.com/Albums.htmlMUSIC TO BE BURIED BY
Music CD by Grave Tone Productions

  One of the great things I ran across at this year's Texas Frightmare Convention, was the Grave Tone Productions booth.  As I got near the booth I heard some great music coming from a speaker system they had set up.  It was a very cool sound so I stopped and talked a bit.  I left with a copy of their 1st CD, MUSIC TO BE BURIED BY.  I have been listening to it off and on the car on the way to and from work over the past couple of weeks and I find myself liking it more and more with every listen.

  According to their website, "Grave Tone composes music for films, sound design for film/tv, haunted attractions, websites and more."   I have heard some music similar to this in the past, made for use in horror films and haunted houses and such, but I have never heard anything quite like this. This is haunted house music pumped up with some heavy metal mixed in.  All of the songs are written and arranged by Grave Tone Productions, and they have some very talented musicians on hand.  All of the songs are very well done, and the heavy guitar riffs add a very cool edge to the creepy sound of the album.  A lot of the songs make you think you're listening to the soundtrack of a horror movie, which is obviously what the musicians were going for.

  If you have never heard anything by this talented group of musicians, I urge you to check their stuff out as soon as you can.  MP3's of their songs are available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon,  or click the link below to purchase a physical CD.

CLICK HERE to purchase the CD


Friday, May 13, 2016

Blu-ray Review: THE BOY (2016)

https://www.uphe.com/movies/the-boy-2016THE BOY
Directed by 
Distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

  This is a film I remember really wanting to see in the theaters, but never got a chance to.  The previews looked so creepy, I just had to see it.  Finally I got the chance now that THE BOY has been released to home video.  I am happy to report that the film lived up to the creepiness of it's trailer!  For those unfamiliar with the film, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment website:

  The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that they care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

 Dolls in horror movies have always creeped me out.  Just when you think they can't get any worse comes THE BOY!  This is honestly one of the creepiest dolls I have ever seen in a horror film. 

  The film looks amazing, taking place in a beautiful English countryside.  The shots and cinematography are top notch.   The acting is very good as well, especially from Lauren Cohan, who plays Greta in the film.  Most all horror fans will recognize Lauren as Maggie from THE WALKING DEAD.  It was nice seeing her in something other than TWD, and she did an amazing job here.

  This is not a gory, over the top horror film at all.  Instead, it is a very atmospheric, low key film that exudes a creepy, disturbing vibe throughout the film.  Well, that is until the last 20-30 minutes of the film, all that goes out the window and it is an action packed free for all!  I won't tell you anything more about that, so as to not spoil anything for you.  You'll just have to check that out for yourself!

  I know a lot of horror fans shun PG-13 rated horror films, often saying that a "real" horror film has to be rated 'R'.  This is a film that will probably change the mind of a lot of those type of people.  PG-13 films can be scary, and THE BOY is proof of that for sure!    I highly recommend this one and urge you to check it out as soon as you can!

  THE BOY was just released to DVD and Blu-ray this week from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.   You can find it at all major retailers or click below to purchase from Amazon.

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


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Blu-ray Review: THE ZERO BOYS (1986)

http://mvdb2b.com/s/ZeroBoysTheBlurayDVD/AV036THE ZERO BOYS
Directed by 
Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group

  If you recognize the name of Director Nico Mastorakis, it's probably from his infamous 1976 film, ISLAND OF DEATH.     That was the only film I had ever seen of his until watching this new release from Arrow Films titled, THE ZERO BOYS.   While not as wild and depraved as ISLAND OF DEATH, it is a great film by this legendary director.  Here is the basic plot from the MVD website:

   From cult director Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys - the genre-bending '80s classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw. For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled "Zero Boys" must now play their war games for real. Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance.

  I had never even heard of this movie before I got it for review.   This really surprises me, as I was huge into horror movies as a kid, and this came out when I was 10 years old...I should have seen this one.  Somehow, this one slipped past me.  Luckily, this film holds up 30 years later!   This was an extremely fun film which started out pretty silly with all the paintball stuff, but transformed into an action packed slasher film.

  One thing I noticed multiple times throughout the film was the amazing camera shot and cinematography.   One scene in particular made me say "Wow!" out loud and demanded a rewind to see it again.  This is a scene when one of the girls is in the car and looks out and sees the killer for the first time.  He is standing there holding a knife  and all you can see is his silhouette in front of the dark blue of the night sky.   This scene can be seen briefly in the trailer below, but looks so much better on the Blu-ray of the film.

  Another thing I noticed about this film was how much ahead of it's time it was.  There is part of the film where the guys find a video camera set up in the barn pointed at an empty chair.  Later they find a TV which is broadcasting what is happening in the barn through the video camera setup.   This was a very unique twist to the film and reminded me of something you'd see in more modern horror films.

  As always, Arrow Video has done an amazing job with this release.  Their releases are always packed full of great special features and this one is no different.   THE ZERO BOYS is available now on Arrow Blu-ray/DVD combo from MVD Entertainment and contains the following special features:

*  Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
*  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
*  Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
*  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
*  Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Shock Till You Drop’s Chris Alexander
*  Nico Mastorakis on… Nico Mastorakis – brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of The Zero Boys
*  Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney
*  Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio
*  Original Theatrical Trailer
*  Stills Gallery
*  Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
*  Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Arrow Blu-ray/DVD combo pack



Sunday, May 8, 2016

It's giveaway time! Enter for your chance to win a copy of KILD.TV on Blu-ray!!

http://www.kildmovie.com./ Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there...enjoy your day and your gifts!  But why should Moms get all the gifts today!   Hayes Hudson's House of Horror is giving you a gift today too! Well, one of you anyway!!

 Last month, I did a review for the great independent horror film,  KILD TV.  You can read that review HERE.  Now, thanks to the fine folks behind the film, you can win your very own FREE copy of the movie!   I was sent a Blu-ray to send to one lucky blog reader, and that could be you!  Follow the contest rules below to enter, it's super easy and completely FREE!  I even pay shipping!   What are you waiting for?  Enter now by following the simple steps listed below.

If you can't wait to win it, you can watch it instantly on the following platforms:

Amazon Instant Video
Google Play

Or, you can purchase the DVD or Blu-ray from the film's official website:



 In order to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post below that includes your name and email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  If you would rather not leave your email address, then just comment with your name and then shoot me an email (zombiehayes@hotmail.com) so I will be able to get in touch with you if you are the winner.  The contest will run from now through Sunday, May 22.   The winning comment will be chosen at random using random.org.  I will send an email to the winner to collect their mailing address, and then mail them the Blu-ray directly.   Only 1 comment/entry per person please.  Due to shipping costs, contest is open to U.S. residents only. 
Thank you, and GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I'm baaack!

  That's right, I'm back from another amazing trip down to Dallas, TX for the world famous TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND!!   I always have such a great time.  People from all over the world come to this convention.  This year I met a guy from the U.K. who flew over here just for TFW!  It was his first time to the states!  Horror fans are awesome!   If you ever get the chance to go, I really urge you to do it.  Start saving now, and by next April you too can be walking among the horror stars! 
  If you are new to the 4H horror blog, welcome!  I passed out some post cards and business cards at the convention, so hopefully we'll have a few new blog readers!  If you are visiting because you saw my postcards at TFW, leave me a comment and let me know!   
  We have some exciting stuff coming up, including a Blu-ray Giveaway coming up in just a few days!  Check back soon!

Friday, April 29, 2016



  There will be no new posts for the next few days, as I am headed down to Dallas, TX to take in the sights and sounds of TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND!   This will be my 9th year in a row to attend, and it is always a blast!  I'll tell you all about it upon my return!  


Zombie Hayes

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Blu-ray Review: BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1989)

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/bride-of-re-animator-dual-format-blu-ray-dvd-limited-edition/BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR
Directed by: 
Distributed by: Arrow Video / MVD Distribution

  Have I told you that Arrow Video is becoming my favorite DVD/BD company?  They are constantly putting out amazing releases of some classic horror.   One of their latest releases is of Director Brian Yuzna's classic, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR!   This is a sequel to the classic film, RE-ANIMATOR, which just so happens to be one of my Top 5 favorite horror films of all time! 
While nothing can compare to the original classic, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR comes about as close as you can get.  This is an amazing film that re-creates the tone and fun of the first film.  I'll go ahead and toss out the plot synopsis courtesy of the Arrow Films website, although I have a feeling most true horror fans are already well aware of this one:

  The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) – would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.
  It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?
  With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous “shunting” sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations – including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider – Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic.

  Again, I wont go into much of the film, as it's over 25 years old, I'm sure most of you have seen it before.  You probably already own this on DVD.  What I want to bring you attention to here is this limited edition release that Arrow has put out.  They have awesome special features with most all of their releases, but this limited edition 3 disc set is truly an amazing release.   Buying this new set, even if you own an older released DVD is a no brainer.  Check out all these special features:

*  Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
*  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
*  Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
*  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
*  Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
*  Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet
*  Limited Edition Packaging

*  Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version
*  Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna
*  Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom
*  Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
*  Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
*  Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator – brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel
*  Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator – Brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
*  Getting Ahead in Horror – archive making-of featurette
*  Deleted Scenes

*  Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version

So there you have it....this set has hours of special features for you to enjoy!  This set was released just a few weeks ago, and is already out of print and is selling out fast!  Amazon.com still has a few copies, so get your hands on a copy asap before they are gone!

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack