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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!

Monday, September 30, 2013

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

 










Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays coming out tomorrow, 10/1
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

ABANDONED MINE
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR TRILOGY   [Blu-ray]
AMY
BEAST:  A MONSTER AMONG MEN
DEAD BEFORE DAWN   [DVD & Blu-ray]
FRIGHT NIGHT 2  [DVD & Blu-ray]
HALLOWS EVE
HOUSE OF WAX   [DVD & Blu-ray]
KILLER TOMATOES STRIKE BACK/EAT FRANCE double feature
*  MURDERMACHINES  (MURDERCYCLE, CRASH AND BURN, and ROBOT WARS)
*  TRAUMA



  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Don't forget to enter my latest DVD giveaway!!


   A couple of weeks ago I posted my latest DVD giveaway, and as of this posting only a handful of people have entered, so the chance of winning is really good!!  Don't miss out on your chance to win a FREE DVD of MAD RON'S PREVUES FROM HELL courtesy of Virgil Films.   This film is a compilation of horror movie trailers, from well known films like THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, to lesser known films such as THE MUTATIONS and THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED! 

  The contest ends in just a few days  (October 1st), so hurry and enter today!

CLICK HERE to visit the original contest posting and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Blu-ray Review: HALLOWEEN 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION


HALLOWEEN:  35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Directed by: 
Distributed by:  Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

I'm sure everyone that reads this blog has seen John Carpenter's classic horror masterpiece, HALLOWEEN.  If you are a true fan of horror, you have seen this film numerous times and it is required viewing every October!  If you have never seen this film, do so asap.  This is as close to a perfect horror movie as you can get.   For those not familiar with the film, here is a description from the Anchor Bay website:

Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) in her debut role. Anyone who’s ever watched a horror film in the last 35 years knows the story of Michael Myers, who as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance, Halloween II, IV & V, Fantastic Voyage), he engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis). Co-starring P.J. Soles (Carrie, Stripes, Rock ‘n Roll High School), Kyle Richards (The Watcher in the Woods, Eaten Alive), Nancy Loomis (Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13, The Fog), Charles Cyphers (Escape From New York, The Fog) and Brian Andrews (The Great Santini, Three O’Clock High), Halloween also cemented the careers of many behind the camera including Carpenter, Cundey, producer Debra Hill and film editor/production designer Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch, “It”).

  I don't feel the need to review the actual movie.  You have probably all seen it, and like I said before, it is about as close to the perfect horror film as you can get.  So, I'm gonna tell you all  about the other stuff you get with this new edition. Now I realize you probably already own this film, either on DVD or the earlier Blu-ray release, but you will definitely want to pick up this new Blu-ray edition.  In addition to the new HD transfer of the film, this set contains a very cool built in booklet full of info and behind the scenes pics from the film.  This new Blu-ray edition also contains some great special features including a new commentary with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis and two very cool documentaries.  One is new doc called, THE NIGHT SHE CAME HOME, about a rare horror convention appearance Jamie Lee Curtis did back in 2012 to raise money for charity.  Jamie Lee Curtis does not do many appearances at all when it comes to horror conventions, so this was a lot of fun to see. 
  The other great documentary is called, ON LOCATION:  25 YEARS LATER which was previously available on past DVD and Blu-ray releases. It is a cool look at the filming locations and how they look today compared to back I the late 70's when the film was shot.

  If you have not seen this film, this is the version you will want to get for sure.  The picture looks amazing on this new HD transfer.  The HALLOWEEN: 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Blu-ray is available now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment!


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








Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Check out the trailer for ALL HALLOWS' EVE!


 While browsing the web today, I ran across the trailer for a killer clown film called ALL HALLOWS' EVE.  The film was written and directed by . I had not heard anything about this film until now, and I am a big fan of creepy clowns, so I wanted to check this out.  Here is the basic plot from the film's imdb.com page:

While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn't long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth... the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.

  The trailer looks like this could be a pretty cool film! Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!

ALL HALLOWS' EVE will be released on VOD and DVD on October 29th.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to visit the film's official facebook page

Monday, September 23, 2013

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays coming out tomorrow, 9/24
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

21ST CENTURY SERIAL KILLER
APARTMENT 1303
ARISE OF THE SNAKE WOMAN
BLACK EVE
*  BLOODY HOMECOMING
BUG
CAPTAIN KRONOS:  VAMPIRE HUNTER
CARRIERS
THE DEVIL'S WEDDING NIGHT/THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN double feature
HALLOWEEN  (35th Anniversary Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
HANNIBAL: SEASON 1  [DVD & Blu-ray]
INBRED [DVD & Blu-ray]
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2  [DVD & Blu-ray]
PARANORMAL GHOST HAUNTINGS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
PSYCHO II (Collector's Edition)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
PSYCHO III (Collectors Edition) [DVD & Blu-ray]
SILENT BUT DEADLY
SPARROW
*  TAM LIN: THE CALLED HER THE DEVIL'S WIDOW  [DVD & Blu-ray]



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Motorcyle madness!!


  This weekend in my town of Fayetteville, Arkansas, we had the annual Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Motorcycle rally.  It has really grown in recent years and has recently become the 2nd biggest Motorcycle rally in the U.S., right behind Sturgis!  While cruising around the rally this weekend, I started wondering about horror movies (as I always do) and thinking that I don't recall ever seeing a horror movie about a killer motorcycle.  There has been a horror film about every other type of vehicle including cars (CHRISTINE), trucks (MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE), and even bulldozers (KILLDOZER).  I can't ever recall seeing a horror movie about a killer Motorcycle, though. 
  With a quick Google search, I found there is at least one killer Motorcycle film called, I BOUGHT A VAMPIRE MOTORCYCLE from 1990.   Seems like I remember that title, but I know I have never seen this film. Here is the plot of the film from imdb.com:

When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact vengeance on the gang, and anyone else who gets in its way.

  Does anyone know of any other killer motorcycle movies?  Has anyone seen I BOUGHT A VAMPIRE MOTORCYCLE?  Leave a comment and let me know!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for I BOUGHT A VAMPIRE MOTORCYCLE 
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

Friday, September 20, 2013

Check out the trailer for the creature feature film, BENEATH


 If you are a fan a of creature features, check out this trailer of a film called, BENEATH from Chiller Films.  This looks like it could be a very fun movie!  Here is the basic plot from imdb.com:

Six high school seniors celebrating with day's excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore.

BENEATH is available to watch On Demand now through October 10th, or you can rent or buy a download of the film from Amazon Instant Video.  Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!!


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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Play the AMERICAN HORROR STORY web game!


  If you are not a fan of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, you should be.  The first season was amazing, it was honestly one of my favorite shows on TV.  I didn't get a chance to watch much of the 2nd season, called AMERICAN HORROR STORY:  ASYLUM, but I plan to change that when AMERICAN HORROR STORY:  ASYLUM - THE COMPLETE SECOND comes out on DVD on October 8th from 20th Century Fox home entertainment. 
  In anticipation of the DVD/Blu-ray release, a fun web based game has been created where the player tries to escape the Asylum by choosing a certain sequence of doors!  The game is pretty fun, so check it out and then check out AMERICAN HORROR STORY:  ASYLUM on DVD and Blu-ray next month!

CLICK HERE to play the American Horror Story: Asylum game

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blu-ray Review: THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND


THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND
Directed by
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment

  It feels like it's been a while since my last film review!  With the packing, and moving, and then unpacking, and then the death of my old computer, I guess it has been a while since my last review post.  Well, I am happy to say I am starting back up with a good one!   The film is THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND.  Here is the basic plot of the film from the Anchor Bay website:

  During a Turkish archaeological dig early last century, an ancient board game said to have entertained demons was unearthed. Now nearly 90 years later, a group of vacationing friends – including a cynic (Danielle Harris of HALLOWEEN), a rich jerk (James Duval DONNIEof  DARKO), a slutty starlet (Mircea Monroe of Hart Of Dixie”), a jock (Nick Menell of FRIDAY THE 13TH) and prudish twin sisters (Electra & Elise Avellan of GRINDHOUSE) – discover the game hidden in an old house on a remote Maine island. And with a roll of the dice, their darkest secrets will unleash all the greed, jealously and lusts of Hell itself. Richard Tyson (BLACK HAWK DOWN) and Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY) co-star in this gory shocker that Horror.com calls “good olfashioned horror movie fun!”

 This was a very fun film, but I do have to admit it is slow at times.  Stick with it though, because the ending is pretty brutal and contains a very cool plot twist.  The acting is mediocre, although Danielle Harris does a great job as always, and there is just something about the Avellan twins that I love, so they are always fun to watch.  
  The effects in this film are very good, and I am happy to report there is quite a bit of blood and gore in this movie, including an awesome chainsaw scene at the end! 
  Check this one out if you get the chance.  THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND is available now on DVD and Blu-ray and includes an Alternate Opening  as the only special feature.


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


Monday, September 16, 2013

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays coming out tomorrow, 9/17
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

ABERRATION
BATES MOTEL Season 1 [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE BEES (1978)
BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS!
*  BLOODLUST
THE BRIDE OF FRANENSTEIN (1935)  [Blu-ray]
THE CRYING DEAD
DAY OF THE DEAD (Collector's Edition) [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE DEVIL BAT  (1940)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
DEATH BY VHS
DRACULA  (1931) [Blu-ray]
DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS [Blu-ray]
EYES OF THE WOODS
FRANKENSTEIN (1931) [Blu-ray]
GRIMM Season 2  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  GRINDHOUSE:  BADASS MOTHA FUKAS
THE HAUNTING OF HELENA
HIDDEN IN THE WOODS
IN THE MARKET
MUIRHOUSE
PARANORMAL ASYLUM
THE POSSESION OF SOPHIE LOVE
SELF STORAGE
TREMORS COLLECTION [Blu-ray]
*  UNSOLVED
WICKED WICKED
THE WOLF MAN  (1941)  [Blu-ray]
WORLD WAR Z  [DVD & Blu-ray]

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Help Tom Savini make the ultimate zombie movie!!

 
















  While browsing the cool sci-fi website Giantfreakinrobot.com, I came across an article about legendary special effect master Tom Savini, and his quest to make the next great zombie film!  The film is called DEATH ISLAND, and he is trying to raise 1 million dollars to create this film.  Here is some info about this new feature from the films indiegogo page:

  Tom Savini, a legend in the horror genre, is set to direct a script that he helped write that will re-invent the zombie film. This is a very personal film for Tom. After directing the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead Tom said he would never want to direct another zombie film until he felt he could make them scary again. And with Tom Savini's Death Island he feels that time has come. And with your help, he will get this chance to bring this ground breaking film to life and out to the fans. So we're calling on all you zombie lovers and horror fans the world over to help us make this film.
  With a great story, some of the most unique and horrifying zombie kills ever
filmed as well as a fast paced and thrilling adventure with wonderful characters, Tom Savini promises to give the fans what they want and create a world that will be talked about for years to come. The fans want a fresh and exciting take on zombies and Tom Savini’s Death Island is that film! And with this crowd funding effort you can be a major part of making this historic film a reality!


CLICK HERE to visit the indiegogo page for the film and watch a video of Tom Savini explaining the film

If you can't contribute any $, then help spread the word by posting this link any where you can:
www.letsmakeazombiemovie.com. This link will take people directly to the indiegogo page.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's giveaway time!!! Enter for your chance to win 1 of 3 FREE DVDs!!!


  Well, I promised you a DVD giveaway for your patience while my blog was offline, so I am making good on that promise!!!   And I am not going to give away just one DVD, but 3 of them!!  That's right, 3 lucky readers of the 4H blog will win a FREE DVD!!  So, what DVD will you win?  You will win a DVD of one of the coolest trailer compilations ever compiled called MAD RON'S PREVUES FROM HELL!

  I want to give a huge "thank you" to Virgil Films for supplying these DVDs for giveaway!  Check out this and other Virgil Films DVDs on their website, www.virgilfilmsent.com.  

CLICK HERE to read more about this film and watch the trailer, then read through the rules to learn how to enter for your chance to win!!

TO ENTER THE CONTEST, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

1. If you are not already, become a FOLLOWER of this blog! (Click the JOIN THIS SITE button under the "Followers" section of the blog on the right hand side). Ok, I'm feeling nice, you don't HAVE to become a follower of this blog to enter, but I sure would appreciate it!
  
     

2. Leave a comment on this post with your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you for your shipping info if you are the winner (if valid email address is not given, I will post the winners name on the site and winner will have one week to contact me with their shipping info. If prize is not claimed within one week, prize will be forfeited). For an extra entry, share the link to the contest on your facebook, twitter, myspace, google+, etc. Put in the comment where you shared the link and post a link to it if possible.

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

4. Contest is scheduled to end on Wednesday, October 1st, 2013. Comments must be left by the end of the day on 10/1  in order to count towards the contest.

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

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

GOOD LUCK!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays coming out tomorrow, 9/10
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  BLOOD THIRST/THIRSTY DEAD (DVD double feature)
THE CORRUPTED
THE FLY  (1958)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
FRANKENHOOKER  (new DVD release)
FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY  [DVD & Blu-ray]
HAUNTED HOUSE:  DEMON POLTERGEIST ATTACK
LIZZIE
LUST OF THE DEAD
MOLEMAN OF BELMONT AVENUE
*  MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE
*  PSYCHOPATHS AND MANIACS  (7 movie set)
REALITY TERROR NIGHT
*  SCANNERS II/SCANNERS III  (DVD/Blu-ray combo pack double feature)
SCARE ZONE
ZOMBIE EXS
*  ZOMBIE MADNESS:  THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION  (5 movie set)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Check out the trailer for ZOMBIE HUNTER starring Danny Trejo


 Have you heard about the latest film starring Danny Trejo called ZOMBIE HUNTER? I had heard about it a while back, but then sort of forgot about it until tonight.  I was browsing around on YouTube and came across the trailer.  Here is the basic plot of the film courtesy of the film's imdb page:

  Zombie Hunter is set in a post-apocalyptic Zombie wasteland caused by the mysterious street drug "Natas". We follow one man who has nothing left other than a beat up Camaro and a trunk full of guns and booze. He runs down Flesh Eaters, hunting for sport and redemption, while also running from his past. After crashing into a small group of survivors, who are running low on resources, he decides to lend a hand. But a surprise attack by the Flesh Eaters forces them on the run and puts the Hunter's skills to the test.

  Based on the trailer, this film looks like it could be lots of fun!  The film was written and directed by first time director K. King, and will be released on DVD on October 8th of this year.  I can't wait to check this one out!

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


Friday, September 6, 2013

Catching up: YOU'RE NEXT

 
  I am trying to catch up on some stuff that I missed out on while I was on a break from blogging.  One of those things is a film called, YOU'RE NEXT.  I am sure most all of you have heard about it and have probably seen it already since it is in theaters now.  I have been so busy with the new house, I have not had time to see it yet.  In fact, I hadn't even seen the trailer for it until I watched it tonight!  It looks really good, so I will hopefully be checking it out soon.
  For those of you unfamiliar with the film, here is a brief plot summary from the film's imdb.com page:

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

 I have heard some mixed reviews from a few of my friends that have seen this film.  If you have seen it, please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of the film.


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


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Check out the hilarious horror movie spoof trailer for GHOST TITS














 Yes, you read that right.  GHOST TITS.  Sorry, I know it's a little crude, but this was just too funny not to share!   GHOST TITS is a hilarious spoof on the modern horror film.   The trailer tells the story of a man who thought he had everything, until the day the one thing (or two I guess) he cherished most vanished!   Ha!  This is good stuff!  Check out the trailer and leave a comment and let me know what you think!

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I'm baaaack!!


  Ok, I am back up and running!  I went out to my local Best Buy store tonight and got a new computer, so the 4H blog is back in business!  I apologize for my longer than expected delay!  I appreciate your patience and hope you haven't forgot about my little place on the web! 

  So, I just got the computer up and running and I am super tired, so I am headed to bed.  But tomorrow night I will be back with regular daily (or as close to it as possible) posts. 

 In fact, since you all have been so patient, and since I haven't done one in a while, why don't I host a FREE DVD giveaway!!  I think I will post that in the next few days.  I need to go through my prize stash and see what all I have.  I will come up with something good for you and announce the giveaway in the next few days!  So stay tuned!

Thanks!

Zombie Hayes