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Your online source for Horror news, info, and reviews. I cover new and classic Horror, as well as Exploitation and Cult films. I also discuss books, comics, games, toys, clothing, etc, as long as it pertains to the Horror genre. Come on in!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Watch the trailer for the new NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake!

It is finally here! Yesterday, the first trailer for the remake of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET was put online. Check it out..it looks awesome! Freddy's voice is really creepy to me in this trailer. The remake is due in theaters April 30th, 2010 and stars Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. For those that aren't familiar with the original films (shame on you!), A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET was about a man named Freddy Krueger who was caught molesting the neighborhood kids. The parents took the law in their own hands and tracked Freddy downed and burned him alive in the boiler room where he worked. Now, years later, Freddy has come back to kill the kids of the parents who burned him. He does this through the kids dreams, so they have to force themselves to stay awake or die tragic deaths in their sleep. One two...Freddy's comming for you....

Click HERE to go watch the trailer courtesty of Firstshowing.net!

Monday, September 28, 2009

This weeks Horror DVD releases: Tuesday, 9/29

Here are the Horror related DVD's coming out tomorrow, 9/29:

* 42ND STREET FOREVER VOLUME 5: THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE EDITION
* BLOODWINE
* FERMAT'S ROOM
* FLESH, TX
* THE HILLS RUN RED (Special Edition)
* THE NEW YORK RIPPER -(DVD & BD)
* NIGHTMARE
* THE SHORTCUT
* STEPFATHER II (new special edition)
* TRAUMA

Most all titles above are linked to a trailer if you click on them. I will be getting THE HILLS RUN RED this week for sure. Click on it to see the trailer. I have heard excellent things about it. I will also be continuing my set of 42ND ST. FOREVER dvd's with VOLUME 5 that comes out Tuesday. If you aren't familiar with these dvd's, you should be. Each volume showcases classic movie trailers from the Grindhouse era.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Book Review: ZOMBIE MOVIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE by Glenn Kay

For all you fans of Zombie movies out there like myself, this book is a must have. ZOMBIE MOVIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE is by Glenn Kay and published in 2008 by Chicago Review Press. The book starts with forward from a true "Master Of Horror", Stuart Gordon (director of such classic horror films as DOLLS, CASTLE FREAK, FROM BEYOND and, of course, the classic RE-ANIMATOR among others). The book then goes on to review and rate nearly 300 Zombie films, arranged in alphabetical order in decade. The book includes tons of photos and while most are black and white, it does contain a 16 page midsection of color photos including rare photos and pics of great Zombie movie posters. The book covers not only mainstream American Zombie films, but list lots of obscure foreign and independent Zombie films from all over the world! The last chapter is the author's list of the 25 greatest Zombie films (in his opinion), and while most of these lists always have George Romero's original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as the #1 Zombie film, Glenn Kay puts it as #2! So what is his #1 Zombie film of all time? Buy the book and find out!! You will be glad you did!

Click HERE to purchase this book from Amazon.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009

THE FLY is being remade again!


Firstshowing.net announced that THE FLY will be remade again (a threemake?). The original film was made in 1958 and then David Cronenberg remade it in 1986. So who is doing the new remake? Legendary director David Cronenberg! Wait...what? David Cronenberg is remaking his original THE FLY film, which itself was remake? Interesting...and a little confusing!


Read all about it HERE, courtesy of FirstShowing.Net

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pic of the new FREDDY KRUEGER leaked??

My friend Phillip sent me this pic today...supposedly it is a leaked pic of what Freddy is going to look like from the new NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake. Could this be legit, or is it just something a fan made for fun. More than likely this is fake.....I don't see them going this graphic and realistic for the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake. This pic looks too much like a real burn victim, not the wise-cracking Freddy I know! What do you think??


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This weeks Horror DVD releases, Sept 22 nd

Here are the Horror related DVD's that came out today, Tuesday, Sept. 22nd:

* ALBINO FARM
* AUTOPSY OF THE DEAD
* CLIVE BARKER'S BOOK OF BLOOD
* THE CHOSEN ONE
* FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES - THE FINAL SEASON & COMPLETE SERIES
* THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO


I picked up THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO after work today....I will watch it soon, so keep checking back for a review of the film! I think it looks like it will be a lot of fun! Click the title above to watch the trailer!!

Also..for all you die hard NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD fans...check out AUTOPSY OF THE DEAD, a very in-depth documentary on the making of the film, along with rare behind the scenes footage, and a visit back to set locations!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Horror in the news-- a real CHUPACABRA has been found!!


For those that haven't heard of a Chupacabra, it is a an animal thought to exist in Mexico and South America that is sometimes referred to as "the goat sucker", due to it's tendency to stalk and kill livestock by sucking the blood from them, especially goats. While this creature has been sighted by many, few believe it's real existence due to lack of physical evidence. Well, that might be changing now thanks to John Hunter of White Bluff, TN who shot and killed what he believes might me an actual Chupacabra!


A few horror films have been made about the Chupacabra including 2003's EL CHUPACABRA and the 2009 film, GOATSUCKER.



Click HERE to read the news report and see an actual photo of the creature!

Check out the DRIVE IN HORROR SHOW!


While flipping through one of my latest horror mags, I saw an add for DRIVE-IN HORROR SHOW! While I can't get much info on the plot, the trailer says it is 5 tales...not sure if they are all intertwined somehow or just 5 random tales, but from the sneak peak the teaser trailer gives you, it looks like it definitely has some potential! It looks to be a throwback to the great splatter flicks and monster flicks from the good 'ol drive-in days. Check it out!



Click HERE to go to the official site

Click HERE to watch the trailer

Friday, September 18, 2009

DVD Review: COMBAT SHOCK

Released in 1986, COMBAT SHOCK was a gritty, disturbing indi film about a day in a the life of a Vietnam vet named Frankie trying to survive life back home in the city. Surrounded by his junkie friends, nagging wife, and their deformed baby, Frankie begins his journey on a downward spiral into madness. Broke, hungry, and being evicted from their apartment, Frankie has nothing to loose but his mind and sanity. Flashbacks from the war are spliced throughout the film and are the basis for most all the gore effects in the film. The acting is not bad by most everyone in the film (except for one of the tough "gangsters" that seems to be reading his lines off of cue cards!), and the use of unknown actors adds to the realism. As we see Frankie's day go from bad to worse, the entire movie is a build up to the last 10 minutes of the film when he decided to end his family's suffering the only way he knows how. The results are horrific and will definitely stick with you long after viewing the film. While not a great film by any means, it does succeed in doing what the filmmakers wanted it to do, which is to show you things that would truly shock you. While not as shocking to audiences today as it probably was over 20 years ago, it is still shocking enough to leave a lasting impression.
Troma Films has recently released COMBAT SHOCK in a 2-Disc, Uncut, 25th anniversary edition DVD. The 2nd disc contains tons of special features, most notable being a new documentary about the film and numerous short films from Director Buddy Giovinazzo's early career.

Click HERE to watch the trailer for COMBAT SHOCK

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Win FREE Horror stuff!


Thanks to RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE, I found out about this cool blog that gives away free Horror stuff...or shit as they refer to it as!! Posters, DVD's, Toys, memorabilia etc is all up for grabs, all for just sending an email to the site creator! The name of the blog is WIN FREE HORROR SHIT!

Click HERE to go to the WIN FREE HORROR SHIT BLOG! If you send an email to enter any contests, let them you heard about them from HAYES HUDSONS HOUSE OF HORROR!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Watch the trailer for the new thriller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY


I just ran across the trailer for a new movie coming out called PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. It is the story of a couple who is being tormented by ghosts or demons of some sorts. They set up cameras in order to get footage of whatever is haunting them, and we see the entire movie through the eyes of these video cameras. The film is being released on limited screens on Sept. 25th. Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!


Click HERE to go to the official website for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Confessions of a Horror movie buff.....I have never seen AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON


The newest issues of RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE is out, and this issue features the genre classic, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. It is with great regret that I let all my readers know, that I, Zombie Hayes, have never seen AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. I have seen countless articles and interviews about the film, have heard many raves from fans across the country, and even had the chance to meet the star of the film, David Naughton. Yet here I am.....28 years after the film's release, and I have still not witnessed this classic John Landis (writer/director) film. Well, along with the magazine, a new special Edition DVD (and blu-ray) came out today, so I will pick up the film up this week and I promise to watch the film A.S.A.P. I am deeply ashamed, and hope all my horror fans can find it in there bloody heart to forgive me!

Monday, September 14, 2009

This weeks Horror DVD releases

Here are the Horror related DVD's coming out tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/15:

* AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (FULL MOON EDITION DVD)
* CALL ME A PSYCHO
* DEADGIRL
* FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (New Special Edition)
* FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (New Special Edition)
* GRACE
* NO THROUGH ROAD
* PHANTASM II
* PVC-1
* THE WOLF MAN (1941) Special Edition

This is a great week for horror fans, with the release of the special editions of FRIDAY THE 13th PARTS VII and VIII and the release of PHANTASM II, available for the first time EVER on DVD!!!

(**NOTE**--sorry no trailer links this time...I am in a hurry! I will try to go back and add some trailer links later tonight or tomorrow! Thanks)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Check out the trailer for the new Horror/Sci-Fi hybrid, PANDORUM

While surfing the net today, I came across this trailer for a new movie called PANDORUM. Here is the plot direct from OvertureFilms.net:

Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.

I am usually not a big fan of most Horror/Sci-Fi films, but this one looks really good! Check out the trailer below and then let me know what you think!

Click HERE to go to the official PANDORUM website and watch the trailer!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is being remade...

The classic Ed Wood feature PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE is being remade and it is simply being called, PLAN 9. Directer John Johnson is shooting the feature with hopes of release in early to mid 2010. While the original film is considered by some to be the worst movie ever made, it is a classic among genre fans and a fun movie even if it does lack in some technical aspects (for those that have never seen the original, click the link below). There is already a teaser trailer out for the remake, and from the looks of it, I think it could be one of the best zombie films in years!

Click HERE to go to the official PLAN 9 website and watch the trailer for the remake




Friday, September 11, 2009

Watch the trailer for what Rue Morgue Magazine calls "THE BEST NAZI ZOMBIE MOVIE NEVER MADE"

While flipping back through some old issues of RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE, I came across an article they did on a Nazi Zombie Horror film called WORST CASE SCENARIO. The film has two remarkable trailers, that are really short films in themselves. These are some of the best trailers I have ever seen....the music and scenery is amazing. Bad news though, the filmmakers could not get the funding to make the full film. I find this hard to believe based on these wonderful trailers. Check out the full story at the official website for the film HERE (just click on the title of the film when the page opens to go deeper into the site).

Here is the first trailer...I love the music in this one...






Here is the second trailer....Zombies parachuting down from the sky, while maggots rain down on the kids below....both beautiful and disgusting at the same time. Brilliant!



Thursday, September 10, 2009

New trailer for TRICK 'R TREAT

I was browsing Fangoria.com and came across this brand new trailer for the upcoming film, TRICK 'R TREAT. Here is the synopsis from imdb.com:

Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater.
I have been waiting on this film for a while now. It has had multiple release date changes, which is usually not a good sign, but from the look of this trailer and the earlier trailer that was released, I think we might have a new Halloween classic on our hands!! TRICK 'R TREAT is due to arrive in stores on DVD October 6th.


Click HERE to watch the new trailer for TRICK 'R TREAT

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

1980's Classic JUST BEFORE DAWN --Watch for free on Youtube!


One of my favorite horror blogs is http://80shorrormovies.blogspot.com/. I love the horror movies from when I was a kid growing up in the 80's, so this blog is a flashback to my childhood!
A few posts back, they posted a link to the classic 80's slasher flick JUST BEFORE DAWN. This is a link to Youtube where you can watch the entire movie free of charge!! The plot is simple....a group of teens go to hang out on a piece of land one of them inherited, that happens to be inhabited by a crazed killer!

Check out the trailer.....







Then, click HERE to go to the 80shorrormovies blogspot page and click on the WATCH FOR FREE ON YOUTUBE link to watch JUST BEFORE DAWN in its entirety!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Horror related DVD releases for Tuesday, 9/8

Here are the Horror related DVD's coming out today:

* GREETINGS
* HARPERS ISLAND: THE DVD EDITION
* HELL HOUSE: THE BOOK OF SAMIEL
* LIVE ANIMALS
* NIGHT OF THE DRIBBLER
* RISE OF THE GARGOYLES
* SILENT NIGHT
* SLEEP DEALER
* UNIVERSAL HORROR - CLASSIC HORROR ARCHIVE (Includes the films THE BLACK CAT (1941), MAN MADE MONSTER (1941), HORROR ISLAND (1941), NIGHT MONSTER (1942), and CAPTIVE WILD WOMEN (1943).

Nothing too great in my opinion this week. Click on the title for LIVE ANIMALS, I think it looks the most interesting out of all these.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Watch the trailer for the new Charles Manson based film, LESLIE, MY NAME IS EVIL

Here is a trailer that I am super excited about. I love true crime movies and books, so this looks great. It is a new film loosely based on the Manson Family murders. Here is the synopsis from Firstshowing.net:

Perry (Gregory Smith), a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie (Kristen Hager), a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. A film that explores how the choices Perry and Leslie make reflect upon the moral choices our society has made.

The trailer looks great, with lots of eerie imagery and scenes.


Click HERE to watch the trailer

Sunday, September 6, 2009

First clip from George Romero's new Zombie film: SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD

Good news for all your George Romero fans! Twitchfilm.net has just debuted the first clip from Romero's newest Zombie film: SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.
Here is the basic premise courtesy of Twitchfilm.net:

In a world where the dead rise to menace the living, rogue soldier Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) leads a band of military dropouts to refuge from the endless chaos. As they search for a place "where the shit won't get you," they meet banished patriarch Patrick O'Flynn (played with zeal by Kenneth Welsh), who promises a new Eden on the fishing and ranching outpost Plum Island. The men arrive, only to find themselves caught in an age-old battle between O'Flynn's family and rival clan the Muldoons. It turns out that Patrick was expelled from the isle for believing that the only good zombie is a dead zombie, while the Muldoons think it's wrong to dispatch afflicted loved ones, attempting to look after their undead kinfolk until a cure is found. But their bid for stability on the homestead has turned perverse: the undead are chained inside their homes, pretending to live normal lives - and the consequences are bloody. A desperate struggle for survival will determine whether the living and the dead can coexist.

Click HERE to watch the clip from SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD...comment and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

DVD Review: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Let me start by saying I had not heard anything about this film before watching it. I found it in the cheap, previewed bin at my local Blockbuster for only $3.99 and just bought it because the cover looked cool and it had a cool story. I like the old Jungle/Cannibal movies such as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CANNIBAL FEROX, etc, so I thought I would give this one a try. For that price, it's the same as renting it, so why not. I have bought a lot of these straight to DVD films, and while some (or most, actually) are not that great, you do find an unknown, underrated film sometimes. Well, I have found one for sure with WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE. This is honestly one of the most intense, scary films I have seen in a while. It takes a while to get to the really good stuff, but once it does, it doesn't let up. There are some superb special gore effects in the film. The plot is simple:
Two couples head to New Guinea in search of Michael Rockefeller, the son of the Vice President of the United States who disappeared there back in 1961. Recently, a friend of one one of the couples talked to a helicopter pilot that had spotted an old, white man along the banks of a river with some tribesmen. He looked to be in his late 60's or 70's and was rumored to be Michael Rockefeller whom everyone had considered dead years ago. The couples figure if they can find Mr. Rockefeller and record him on video, they could make big bucks selling the footage to the tabloids back in the U.S. Their trip is not nearly as easy as they thought it would be, dealing with locals not too happy to have them snooping around their territory. The two couples also have to deal with the fallout between themselves, to the point where they eventually split up into two separate parties. That is where the good stuff begins. As they travel down river on rafts, they see the local tribesmen in the bushes staring at them and following them along the banks, with bows and arrows pointed at them the whole time. This is a very suspenseful part of the film and extremely scary to me. That is a really creepy feeling to be somewhere like that where you know nothing about the surroundings and the people that inhabit the area are more like wild animals than humans. Very scary. I won't tell you what happens, but I will tell you the filmmakers don't pull any punches and don't give it a nice happy ending like so many other films have. The film was made in 2007 and released on an UNRATED DVD by DIMENSION EXTREME, which has been putting out some great DVD's lately. If you get a chance, check this movie out. It is one of the most underrated horror films of all time in my opinion. I don't know how this movie didn't get more publicity when it first came out.


Click HERE to watch the trailer for WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Friday, September 4, 2009

Movie Review: THE FINAL DESTINATION 3D

I finally got a chance to go the THE FINAL DESTINATION 3D and I have to say that I LOVED it! Before I go any further, I know a lot of you "true" horror fans don't give the FINAL DESTINATION movies any respect. Obviously they are not films meant to be smart, make you think, or state a fact about society. They are made to have FUN. And that is just what they do. I have been thoroughly entertained by all of the FINAL DESTINATION movies. They are meant to be cheesy, campy, silly, and just plain fun, and that is what they are. I saw this movie with 4 of my buddies and we all had a great time. The 3D effects were great, but I think this still would have been a great film just watching it in regular 2D. There were some great, gory, kills, and actually quite a bit of comedy throughout it. If you get a chance, go see it while you can in 3D, it just makes it that much better, but still check it out on DVD if you don't get a chance to see it while in theaters. I honestly can say I enjoyed this one as much as any of the other films, maybe even more so. Part 2 had always been my favorite up till now, I think this one just took the prize!

Click HERE to watch a trailer for THE FINAL DESTINATION then go see it in the theater!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

ZOMBIES 101


What I would give to be enrolled in college these days. Back when I went to college, they taught us such un-useful topics such as Math, History, and Science. Now, colleges are finally starting to offer some classes on a topic we will actually use in our daily life: ZOMBIES!!!

That's right, Ole Miss is now offering a course titled "The Living and the Un-Dead" where students will watch zombie films, read zombie books and write a zombie research paper!

I hear it is a tough class, though, it really takes BRAAAAIIINS!!!!! (sorry, couldn't resist).


Click HERE to read the entire article from FoxNews.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Movie Review: HALLOWEEN 2

Ok, so I wanted to like this film. I wanted to LOVE it. I really enjoyed Rob Zombie's first HALLOWEEN. It was a great remake..kept up with the original but still managed to put his spin on the character of Michael Myers. In HALLOWEEN 2, Rob Zombie just goes crazy with the character, and not in a good way. To me it was over the top. The violence was too graphic and brutal...and you don't find me saying that very often. I have seen tons of horror movies, but the violence in this film was just disturbing. Of course, you could say that quite an accomplishment for Rob Zombie, to make a movie that seems that real. I just found it off-putting. Michael does things in this film that he never does before, and the amount of blood is just crazy. I think that if this was an original movie of Rob Zombie's where he had created a new character and had nothing to do with HALLOWEEN or Michael Myers, it would be a good film. But this just wasn't the HALLOWEEN I know. The supernatural element with him seeing him as a kid and his mom every time was distracting. Also, Rob Zombie made the character of Dr. Loomis a real prick. I thought we are supposed to like Dr. Loomis? Anyway, it had some good visuals, but overall I felt a little let down.
If you have seen it, let me know your thoughts on HALLOWEEN 2.