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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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


http://www.kildmovie.com./
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:

*  AMERICAN GOTHIC:  THE COMPLETE SERIES  [DVD]
*  THE DEVIL'S WOODS  [DVD]
*  DUSK  [DVD]
*  KILLER DAMES:  TWO GOTHIC CHILLERS BY EMILIO P. MIRAGLIA   [Arrow Blu-ray Box Set]
*  MANHUNTER  [Blu-ray]
*  PARANORMAL SEX TAPE  [DVD]
*  SPECTERS  [DVD]
*  SUBJECT 0:  SHATTERED MEMORIES  [DVD and 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



http://www.brinkvision.com/filmdetails/87/a-measure-of-the-sin-blind-blu-ray--limited-edition
  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!

ANNOUNCEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


A MEASURE OF THE SIN/BLIND BLU-RAY
 
“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!

A MEASURE OF THE SIN
SPECIAL FEATURES
-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
-Trailers
 
BLIND
SPECIAL FEATURES
-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.

Blind:
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
 
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZXNuEDWOuE
 
Retail Link:
 

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


http://www.gravetoneproductions.com/Home_Page.html







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


https://www.uphe.com/
 

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



http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/

http://mvdb2b.com/
 
 

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
iTunes

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

http://www.kildmovie.com


CONTEST RULES

 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

TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND is here!!!


http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/

  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!  


Thanks,

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:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
*  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

DISCS 1 & 2 – BLU-RAY/DVD – UNRATED VERSION
*  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

DISC 3 – BLU-RAY – R-RATED VERSION
*  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


http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/
 
 

Monday, April 25, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 26th, 2016












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 4/26:

*  CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD / HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD  [DVD]
*  DEATH BECOMES HER  [Blu-ray]
*  KRAMPUS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU / THE GIRL FROM RIO  [Blu-ray]
*  SSSSSSS  [Blu-ray]
*  VIXENS FROM VENUS  [DVD]
*  THE ZERO BOYS  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]


Sunday, April 24, 2016

DVD Review: DEAR GOD NO! (2011)


http://www.bigworldpictures.us/dear-god-no-2011/DEAR GOD NO!
Written & Directed by
Produced/Distributed by Big World Pictures

 This film is nasty, and extremely offensive....so needless to say, I loved it!!

 If you are a fan of crazy, weird, and wacky exploitation horror films, then you are in for a treat with the film, DEAR GOD NO!  I've had this one for a while and just realized I had never done a review of it.  I popped it in the DVD player with very low expectations to be honest.  This is a very low budget independent film which we all know can go either way.  Usually these types of films are pretty bad, but I am happy to say that this film doesn't go down that road.  This film goes down a completely different road, one filled with bikers, babes, Nazis, and Sasquatch!   Ha!  It sounds crazy, I know, but somehow it all comes together and works!   Here is the official synopsis from the Big World Pictures website:

  Grab some popcorn, gas up the jalopy and grab your favorite girl. Big World Pictures presents the retro Bikers vs. Bigfoot feature film DEAR GOD NO! A thrill ride here to save cinema by delivering all the carnival fun of a 1970’s drive-in movie.  A vicious gang of thrill-kill bikers invades a home after a bloody shoot-out in a strip club. Humiliation and murder follow, but there is something in the basement and in the woods… Sasquatch! This shot on film politically incorrect exploitation throwback is a fun grab bag of biker film, home invasion flick, Bigfoot monster movie, stag loops, and even some Nazisploitation.

  One thing to take note of here is how well the filmmakers capture the look of an old 70's grindhouse flick.  Upon further research, I found out they shot this movie on 16mm film using vintage cameras, resulting in a sincere and unique dated look to the film.  This is a perfect throwback film and really makes me miss those old sleazy grindhouse films of the 1970's.  Thank goodness filmmakers like James Bickert are around to bring us new films that take us back to this great film era and genre.

  DEAR GOD NO! is not a horror movie per say, but it does have some horror elements throughout it.  It contains a good amount of gore, which all us horror fans love, and all of it seem to be practical effects.  This is crucial in making a throwback film, and the filmmakers did an excellent job with the blood and gore. 

  This film won't be for everyone.  It is pretty tasteless and offensive, so some viewers might be turned off by that.  For me, I loved every second of this film and hope to see more like it in the future.  It looks like that wait wont' be long, as director James Bickert has made a 2nd feature, a sequel to DEAR GOD NO! titled, FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS!   It just premiered at the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival, and will be making the festival rounds in the coming months.  Expect a review of this new film right here on the 4H Blog as soon as I can get my hands on a copy of this film.   Until then, check out DEAR GOD NO! available now on DVD and Blu-ray!


CLICK HERE to visit the film's official website
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray


http://www.bigworldpictures.us/
 
 












Thursday, April 21, 2016

DVD Review: SILENT RETREAT (2016)


http://midnightreleasing.com/silent-retreat/SILENT RETREAT
Directed by
Distributed by Midnight Releasing

  I had never heard of this film when it arrived in my mailbox for review.  I honestly didn't expect much going into it, and I am happy to say that this film was a very pleasant surprise for me.  I really didn't expect it to be as good as it was.  Here is the basic plot from the Midnight Releasing website:

  Six members of a media company go on a weekend business retreat at an isolated lodge in the woods. When one of the members goes missing, they discover that the lodge was formerly a private mental institution. One by one, they fall victim to the dark secrets buried at the lodge.

  I'll be honest, I think why I wasn't expecting much out of this film was from that plot synopsis. I felt like this was going to be just another generic people get killed one by one type of film that we have all seen many times before.   It turns out, this film is so much smarter than that.  The film is full of dark humor and some great kills, including a horrifying bear trap incident!    The film also contains a very engaging story line and includes a great plot twist that had me second guessing the entire film I had seen up to that point. 

Another thing worth noting here is the acting, which I thought was very good from everyone involved.   This is a great, fun film that I would recommend for sure!  

  SILENT RETREAT is out now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Interviews
*  Trailer
*  Slideshow
*  Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Ace Jordan and Associate Producer Colin Carey


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


http://midnightreleasing.com/







Monday, April 18, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 19th, 2016












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 4/19:


*  ALL HALLOWS EVE:  OCTOBER 30TH  [DVD]
*  GOREOTICA  [DVD]
*  GOREWHORE  [DVD]
*  HELGA:  SHE WOLF OF STILBERG [DVD]
SHE WOLF RISING  [DVD]
*  THE STUFF  [Arrow Blu-ray/DVD combo]
*  THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2  [Blu-ray]
*  YAMISHIBAI:  JAPANESE GHOST STORIES  [DVD & Blu-ray]


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Check out the trailer for FUN WITH HACKLEY: AXE MURDERER!


http://www.funwithhackley.com/

  Take a look at the hilarious trailer for the upcoming horror/comedy, FUN WITH HACKLEY:  AXE MURDERER!   Here is the plot synopsis from the film's official website:

  Since 1980, Hackley has personified fear. This prolific masked serial killer has axed his way through hundreds during his reign of terror. He doesn’t kill because he’s crazy.  It’s just his job.
 Hackley is one of the many killers employed at Revelation Killing Solutions! The third most profitable corporation in the growing industry! Hackley is the longest tenured team member in the “Slashers” division, but has lost the enthusiasm he once had for the job.
“Fun With Hackley” is a comedy feature film that chronicles the adventures of Hackley as he stumbles at the office and rethinks his life, love and career.
 
  This looks like it is going to be a very fun film!  The film was written by  and directed by .   Check out the film's official website to keep up to date with info and updates on when/where you can see the film!

 
 

 


 
 
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blu-ray Review: ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983)


http://www.blue-underground.com/product.php?product=259ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX
Directed by: 
Distributed by:  Blue Underground

  A couple of months ago I posted my review of Director Enzo G. Castellari's 1990:  THE BRONX WARRIORS.  You can see that review HERE.  Castellari is back with his sequel to that film, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX.   As much as I enjoyed the original film, I think this might be one of the few times when the sequel is actually better than the first film.   Here is the basic plot of ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX courtesy of the Blue Underground website:

 The year is 2000 and the Bronx has been reduced to a decaying, desolate wasteland infested with swarms of vicious street gangs and outcast scavengers. When an imperialistic mega-corporation plans to rebuild the doomed "No Man's Land" into a perfect metropolis, they unleash their secret army of sadistic death squads to wipe out the few remaining inhabitants. But beneath the twisted rubble, fierce legions of resistance fighters arm themselves for the final onslaught - ready to die for their homeland. And ready to kill for it. 

  As I mentioned above, I think I actually enjoyed this film better than the original.  This film was action packed throughout the entire running time, and even had quite a few instances of some good gore, which is a always a plus in my opinion!  The film is very bloody and violent, and in fact, boasts a body count of 174 deaths!   That's more than any horror movie I think you could find! 

  Now I have to admit, it had it's faults, including some pretty silly dialog and some laughable action scenes.   Some of these include our lead character Trash blowing up a helicopter with about 3 or 4 shots of his pistol!  He also shoots at a van (with what seems like unlimited bullets) until it explodes as well.   Maybe vehicles back in the 80's were just highly explosive compared to today's vehicles and our safety standards!   Although these scenes are a bit silly, they actually give the movie as certain charm and definitely don't take away from the enjoyment of this film.

  I highly recommend this one for all fans of exploitation, grindhouse type cinema.

  ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX is available now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Blue Underground.  As always, Blue Underground has done an amazing job with this package with a beautiful Blu-ray transfer and some great special features including:

*  Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Enzo G. Castellari
*  Enzo G. Castellari and Fabrizio De Angelis In Conversation Part 3
*  The Hunt For Trash - Interview with BRONX WARRIORS Superfan Lance Manley
*  Theatrical Trailers
*  Poster & Still Gallery


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Blu-ray Review: KILD.TV (2016)


http://www.kildmovie.com./KILD TV
Directed by 
Written by

  Here is a film a lot of you probably know nothing about.  It's a great, low budget, slasher flick called KILD TV about a local horror show where the murder is real!   Here is the basic plot synopsis:

  Ten years after a series of unsolved serial killings, a determined journalist cracks the case and prepares an expose for air, all the while keeping his secret that the twisted killer now works in his own station. As he covertly prepares, a skeleton crew of the local TV station begins to air their live, late-night horror show, featuring a ghoulish host named Dr. Perseco.
  Unbeknownst to all, one crew member has already been viciously murdered and her body hidden. A violent thunderstorm rolls in as two more of the crew and the journalist disappear.
  The TV show continues with over-the-top macabre antics and Perseco’s dark humor until the mutilated body of one of the missing is discovered. The midnight crew is now in a full panic and frantically tries to flee the building, only to find all lines of escape and communication sabotaged. They are trapped inside with the killer somewhere in the station!
  Thunder strikes and the lights go off, leaving only emergency power available, and one hope for rescue; they must broadcast or die. They plea for help on the air, but the plan falls on deaf ears when viewers believe it’s just a hoax. No help is coming. Soon, more lifeless, brutally slain bodies turn up and the pressure mounts to identify the killer before another is found slaughtered.
  As the mystery begins to unravel, it becomes clear that the killer is among them.  Friends and colleagues begin distrusting each other, and, with every step inching ever closer to discovering the killer, another body falls.

  I love finding movies that I have never heard of and have read nothing about.  I like being able to go into a film without any prior knowledge and without anyone having any preconceived opinions of a film based on any reviews I might have seen or heard.   While I had not read anything about this film, after viewing it I think it is just a matter of time before we all start hearing a lot more about this film.

  I loved the concept of this film, with a local horror movie show coming under attack by a killer and their only means for help was broadcasting to ask viewers to call the police.  Most everyone watching assumes it is fake, and just part of the show.   That is terrifying to me to think that could be happening and people are just sitting on their couch laughing and having a good time while people are actually dying!  I know...it's just a movie, but that concept is creepy as hell!

  The movie is very well done, with everyone turning in a great acting performance.   Dr. Perseco played by actor D.C. Douglas  was especially good.  He played a wonderful cable horror host, and it almost makes me sad that he is not a real horror host.  He would be a great one for sure!    The effects are also pretty good in this film, with some great gore including a nasty head bashed in with a computer screen!   Also, to go along with all this doom and despair, their is some humor throughout the film, although some of it is pretty dark humor.  I did literally laugh out load at one point, though, so well done to the filmmakers for throwing in some pretty good humor.

  I really liked this film.  KILD TV is not a huge budget, blockbuster type of film for sure.  It's a low budget independent film, but it is just as enjoyable as some of the big studio horror films I have seen lately. 

  The film is being self-distributed by the filmmakers, so make sure to grab a copy today and support indie filmmaking!  Visit http://www.kildmovie.com./ to purchase a limited edition, unrated and uncut version of the film on DVD or Blu-ray.  You can also order autographed copies of the film! 


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Monday, April 4, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 5th, 2016












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 4/5:

*  #HORROR [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  ANGUISH  [DVD]
*  AVA'S POSSESSIONS  [DVD]
*  THE BLACK CAT  [Arrow DVD & Blu-ray]
*  CHERRY TREE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  CREEP  [DVD]
*  DEADLY WEEKEND
*  THE ENTITY  [DVD]
*  EXIT 14  [DVD]
*  THE EXORCISM OF ANNA ECKLUND [DVD]
*  FROM PARTS UNKNOWN  [DVD]
*  THE HALLOW  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  THE HOARDER  [DVD]
*  LAKE FEAR  [DVD]
*  SHOPPING TOUR  [DVD]
*  THE TELL-TALE HEART  [DVD]
*  YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM, AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY  [Arrow DVD & Blu-ray]



Sunday, April 3, 2016

DVD Review: E.N.D. (2015)


http://www.cavd.com/product.php?productid=2648E.N.D.
Directed by:  Luca AlessandroAllegra BernardoniDomiziano Cristopharo, and Federico Greco
Distributed by One 7 Movies / CAV Distribution

  I am a huge fan of zombie films.  Zombie movies are probably my favorite horror sub-genre.  You never really know what quite to expect when going into a low budget zombie film like this, but I am happy to report that this was a very nice addition to the zombie film genre.  Here is the basic plot from the CAV Distribution website:

  Three different times, three different places, three different steps... of the plague.
  Day 1. Italy. In a funeral home. The owner of the agency, the hearse driver and the make-up man are forced to deal with an epidemic spread by cocaine. Soon, the corpses ready for the burial wake up in their coffins.
  Day 1466. When the epidemic already devoured the whole country, an American soldier and a pregnant woman are surrounded by zombies in a cabin in the woods. When the woman gives birth to her baby, the man understands that he has no more chance for survival.
  Day 2333. The country is divided in two factions. Some of our characters preserved themselves. Some… remained human beings.

  With the release and popularity of the hit T.V. show, THE WALKING DEAD, we have seen a huge surge in the amount of zombie films released over the past few years.  Some of them have been good, but more often they are not very good at all.   While E.N.D. is not the best zombie film I've seen lately, it was a very entertaining addition to my zombie film collection.    One thing about this film I really liked was how it showed the zombie plague from three very different points along the zombie plague timeline, starting with the very first zombie in the first part of the film, to a world filled with zombies in the third/final part of the film.   

  I want to particularly talk about the middle section of the film.  Part 2 was my favorite section of this film by far. I love the setting of a cabin in the woods with zombies coming from any direction.   This section had some of my favorite zombie effects and some of the best kills, including a zombie getting his face spaced in with a cinder block! 

  One thing to take note of with this film was the mixing of practical zombie effects with computer animated zombies.  While you could tell that some of these zombies were completely CG and fake, they were still very creepy with their fluid like movement/motions.

 For a low budget, independent horror film, I think the filmmakers did a remarkable job with this one.  Check it out if you get the chance. 
 
E.N.D. is available now on DVD from CAV Distribution and includes the following special features:

Backstage
Trailer 1
Trailer 2
Interview with screenwriter Antonio Tentori
Photo gallery


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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Check out the trailer for the horrifying new Turkish horror film, BASKIN


http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/baskin  I have seen some chatter about this one for a while now on social media, so finally checked out the trailer today to see what all the talk was about.  I have to say I think this is going to be the kind of horror film that we have not seen in quite some time.  It looks truly terrifying in some parts.    Here is the plot of the film from the IFC website:

  A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who’s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn. This is one baskin (that’s “police raid” to you non-Turkish speakers) that isn’t going to end well. But wait! Things aren’t what they seem in this truly disturbing, outrageously gory, and increasingly surreal film whose unpredictable narrative slippages pull the carpet from under your feet and keep you guessing right up to the final moment. A wildly original whatsit that reconfirms Turkey as the breakout national cinema of the moment.

Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!




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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Blu-ray Review: BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA (1973)


http://mvdb2b.com/s/BlackMamaWhiteMamaBlurayDVD/AV041BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA
Directed by: 
Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group

 Arrow Films continues to keep putting out some of the greatest releases of classic horror, exploitation, and grindhouse flicks.   One of their latest releases is BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA, a great exploitation film from the early 70's.  Here is a synopsis of the film courtesy of the MVD website:

  Before her iconic turn in Coffy, Pam Grier starred alongside Margaret Markov in a grindhouse spin on Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones, fusing the Women in Prison film with the emerging Blaxploitation movement for a riotous romp of bullets, babes and blood! Lee (Grier), a tough prostitute and Karen (Markov), a revolutionary, are admitted to a tough women's prison where almost immediately (after some playful showering that prefigures Porky's) they clash. Packed off to a maximum security prison, their transport is ambushed by Karen's guerrilla friends and the two escape into the Filipino jungle. Chained together and with differing escape plans their clash intensifies as Lee wants to retrieve a stash of stolen cash to get her off the island and Karen wants to re-join her revolutionary group. Escape isn't easy as they come up against a series of obstacles including a corrupt cop, a bounty hunter, a sadistic Drug Lord and guerrillas who threaten to turn everything upside down. Chock full of girl fights, gun battles, nudity and humour, Black Mama White Mama, which was also known as Women in Chains and Hot, Hard and Mean, lives up to all its titles as well as featuring a brilliant Sid Haig (Spider Baby, House of 1000 Corpses) as a cowboy bounty hunter and Lynn Borden (Frogs, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry) as a lesbian guard from a script co-written by Jonathan Demme (Caged Heat) and a score sampled by Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill.

 I have to admit I've always loved the women-in-prison films from the 70's and 80's.   This film is has many elements of that type of film, along with elements of the more extreme ILSA films of the 70's.  The film is also a revenge flick, and an action flick with tons of gun fights and explosions.  Part of this film reminded me of the old Charles Bronson DEATH WISH films.  Pam Grier was excellent as the no holds barred, strong leader of the women.  She never backed down from a fight with fellow prisoners or from the many people after her and her partner once they escaped.

  A special treat for horror fans will be the appearance of genre vet, Sid Haig.   A lot of horror fans these days might only know Haig from his more recent films like HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, and THE DEVIL'S REJECTS.   If that's how you know him, you will hardly recognize him as Rueben the bounty hunter in this film.  He is always a great actor and brings a certain charm to any character he portrays, and this is no different.

  While not a horror film by any means, it's an exploitation/sexsploitation film at it's finest.  I highly recommend this one to all genre fans!

  BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA is available now from Arrow Video and MVD Entertainment and contains the following special features:

*  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
*  Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
*  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
*  Commentary by filmmaker Andrew Leavold, director of The Search for Weng Weng
*  White Mama - An interview with star Margaret Markov
*  Sid’s Filipino Adventure - An interview with star Sid Haig
*  The Mad Director of Blood Island - A previously unseen archive interview with director Eddie Romero
*  Trailer
*  Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips


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Monday, March 28, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, March 29th, 2016












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 3/29:

*  CHERRY FALLS  [Blu-ray]
*  THE CITY OF THE DEAD  [Blu-ray]
*  FRIGHTMARE  [Blu-ray]
*  THE HATEFUL EIGHT  [Blu-ray & DVD]
*  LA PETITE MORT  [DVD]
*  MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE / THE DUNWICH  HORROR  [Blu-ray]
*  PIGS  [Blu-ray]
*  THE RED HOUSE  [Blu-ray]
*  SEX WORLD  [Blu-ray]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DVD Review: RIDDLE ROOM (2016)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2180317/?ref_=nv_sr_1RIDDLE ROOM
Written & Directed by 
Distributed by  Breaking Glass Pictures / Vicious Circle Films

 I always enjoy when I come across a film I have never heard of that I end up really enjoying.  RIDDLE ROOM is one I knew nothing about, but thoroughly enjoyed.   Here is the basic plot
from the film's imdb website:

  Emily Burns is being held captive in a room with no idea as to why or how she got there. Determined to escape and return to her daughter and husband, Emily discovers clues within the room that help explain what she's doing there. They even provide clues about who she is...but will they help her escape?

 One thing I really liked about this film is it starts out immediately in the middle of the action.   The woman is already kidnapped and locked in the room.  We don't have any slow parts leading up to this, we just jump in to the immediate action.  

  The film also pretty much takes place entirely in this room.   While having one set might have been for budgetary reasons, it also makes for a very creepy vibe as you almost feel claustrophobic and locked in this room with our main character.   Speaking of our main character, actress Marisa Stober did a wonderful job in this film as Emily, portraying a very believable performance. 

  This film does not have much blood or gore at all, instead it relies on the eerie vibe and creepy characters we see.   In fact, the main kidnapper is one of the creepiest characters I have seen in a while, with his burlap sac mask and creepy electronic disguised voice.

  This is one I would definitely recommend.   RIDDLE ROOM is out now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Cast/Crew Interviews
*  Behind the Scenes Feature
*  Cast Auditions
*  Investor Scene
*  Bonus Trailer
*  The Making of "Experiment"


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Monday, March 21, 2016

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, March 22nd, 2016












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's coming out tomorrow, 3/22:

*  BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA   [Arrow DVD/Blu-ray]
*  THE BLACK SHEEP  [Blu-ray]
*  COWBOYS VS. DINOSAURS  [DVD]
*  CURSE OF THE POLTERGEIST  [DVD]
*  DISTURBING BEHAVIOR  [Blu-ray]
*  DONOVAN'S BRAIN  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Season 1  [DVD & Blu-ray]



Saturday, March 19, 2016

DVD Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)


http://cheezyflicks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=night+of+the+living+dead&product_id=311NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Directed by
Distributed by Cheezy Flicks

 If you consider yourself a true horror fan, then there is no possible way you have never heard or seen George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.  Most people consider this film to be the first true zombie film, and it is definitely the film that ushered in the modern zombie film.    Here is the basic plot from the Cheezy Flicks website:

  Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gad. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen, and Judy Copper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissension sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute.

  While there are many releases of this zombie classic, I have to say that this is my favorite cover art of any of the NOTLD releases to date.   I love the simplicity of the title on the gravestone and the single skeleton hand rising from the grave.     I doubt I really need to talk much about the film itself, as most everyone has seen it I would hope.  It is a classic zombie film that doesn't need the blood and gore like more modern zombie films.  What it lacks in gore it makes up for in atmosphere and suspense.   This is such an important part of film history, and a copy of this DVD belongs in every horror collectors collections for sure.

  One other reason for picking up this release is an exclusive interview with George Romero as a special feature on this DVD.   It's a lot of fun and lets you see the lighter side of Mr. Romero.
 
  NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is available now for only $5 from Cheezy Flicks!   Grab your copy today!


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DVD Review: DEATH-SCORT SERVICE (2015)


http://www.thesleazebox.com/DVD-DSS.htmlDEATH-SCORT SERVICE
Directed by
Distributed by  The Sleaze Box

 First off, let me start by saying this is one of the greatest horror film titles I have ever seen.  Not only is it a great play on words, it lets you know exactly what you are in for with this movie.  This movie is an exploitation horror film in every sense of the word. There is no great plot, no great character development, and nothing fancy about this film.  It is a dirty, grimy, sick and twisted horror film full of murder, gore, and sex.   What more could you really ask for from a film, right? Ha! 

Here is the basic "plot" courtesy of The Sleaze Box:

  Deep in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada, a deranged slasher is on the loose and out for revenge.   A group of local up-and-coming escorts become targets for murder!  Who will fall prey to this maniac?  From the studios that brought you AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST and DIE DIE DELTA PI come a blood-soaked tale about prostitutes who fall victim to a mysterious slasher....

 As mentioned above, you have to know what you are getting yourself into when you go into a movie like this.   This is a great film that lets you relax and not have to think to hard, or think at all for that matter.   Instead, you can just sit there and enjoy the scenery along with the amazing special (and most importantly, practical) effects on display.   The filmmakers do not hold back on the blood and gore, as they shouldn't with this type of film.   Basically, you watch this type of film for the kills, and this film does not disappoint at all.   The special effects are the real star here and that is not surprising considering Marcus Koch was the mastermind behind the gore, along with Picardo Limbo and Shelby McIntyre.

If you are fans of old school type shock/exploitation films, full of over the top blood, gore, sex, and nudity, you will be very satisfied with DEATH-SCORT SERVICE.  The DVD is available now and contains the following special features:

*  Herb Kowalsky visits the set
*  Behind the Scenes
*  Deleted Scenes
*  Trailers


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