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Friday, February 28, 2014

Help out the indiegogo.com campaign for the awesome website 80sCards.com!!


http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-spread-the-love-of-the-80-s
 
  I just found an awesome project on indiegogo.com that I just have to share with the readers of this blog.  A man by the name of Marc Ferman is putting together an awesome new website called 80sCards.com.    This site will feature all of the awesome trading cards the 1980's had to offer, which includes some awesome horror related cards!  I love the old Fright Flicks cards, and hopefully this site will have some available for us fans!  Marc has started an indiegogo campaign to help raise funds to get the website up and running.  Here is a description about this project from Mr. Ferman himself:

LETS GO BACK TO THE 80'S!!!!!

For the past two years, I have been sharing my love of the 80's by hosting retro movie events in Miami, Florida.  Fans have joined me for big screen engagements of the "original" ROBOCOP, GOONIES, GREMLINS, BEETLEJUICE, BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, CHILD'S PLAY, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4, plus many more.  I have hosted these screenings through my music and movie site Keepitclassic.com and the recently launched PopcornNights.com
One of my favorite 80's memories was collecting trading cards.  Anything from STAR WARS to HOWARD THE DUCK.  I have been wanting to launch a site that focused on these hard-to-find collectables, so I came up with 80sCards.com
I need is to build enough inventory to launch with and I need your help to do it.
80's movie lovers like myself are totally going to dig this site and if you help make it happen, I will have some most excellent perks for you.

Donate $10 - You will receive 1 surprise original pack of 80's movie cards
Donate $25 - You will receive 3 surprise original packs of 80's movie cards
Donate $50 - You will receive 8 surprise original packs of 80's movie cards
Donate $100 - You will receive 20 surprise original packs of 80's movie cards

The money you donate will go towards us tracking down and stocking up on these collectable cards.  The first of our awesome new inventory will we awarded to those of you who helped us create 80sCards.com
 

Other Ways You Can Help

Just because some of you cannot contribute, doesn’t mean you can’t help spread the word.  Use the Indiegogo share tools to let your friends know about my awesome campaign.
 
Thank You
Marc Ferman



CLICK HERE to help fund 80sCards.com


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DVD Review: DAWNA THE DEAD (Warning - Adults Only! 18+)


http://www.dawnaofthedead.net/MAIN.htmDAWNA THE DEAD
Written & Directed by
Distributed by Film Trauma

  I had heard about this film for years, but never had the chance to check it out until now.   This is not the typical movie reviewed on the 4H blog, but I never pass up a zombie movie!  DAWNA THE DEAD is not just any zombie movie though, it's a zombie adult film...yes, it's zombie porn.  Here is the "plot" of the film from the Film Trauma website:

Eveningside cemetery rests over one of the 6 gates to hell. Dawna, a girl who can't let go of her dead boyfriend visits his grave every chance she gets, and the night of the big party is no exception. but what she doesn't know is that tonight the gate will open.

  The term "plot" is saying a lot, as there really is not much to the movie in terms of the plot.  Basically zombies rise from the grave and have sex with all the girls that came to the cemetery for a party.  Apparently zombies have physical needs too...who knew?  In terms of a zombie movie, it is actually very well done considering I'm sure it had a minuscule budget.  The zombie effects look really good, even though some of the zombies are just masks that the actors wear.  The film is done in a very cool style, made to look like an older film from the 70's or 80's, complete with film scratches and flaw marks and even old creepy 80's style music that fits the film perfectly.   I actually really enjoyed the zombie part of this film, unfortunately, the sex scenes make up the majority of the film. 

 While most adult films are meant to arouse and stimulate the viewer, this one was made more to just shock the audience.   At least, I think (and hope) it was.  I can't imagine there are people out there that are genuinely aroused by the sight of a rotting zombie having sex with a woman, complete with nasty slime and green zombie juices! Yuck!!!  This might be the first adult film where you'll fast forward through the sex scenes to the get to the dialog parts! Ha!  It's true, I had to fast forward through most of the sex scenes in this film...they were just too gross for me.  But that is the point of this film, to disgust and shock, so the filmmakers succeeded there for sure!

  It's hard to recommend this one, but if you think you've "seen it all", then you might want to check this out and I think you will find that you have not seen it all yet!  It's good for a laugh and a shock, that is for sure.    Be sure to check out the Blooper Reel in the special feature section for a good laugh as well.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer (clean version - but still NSFW)
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD or Collector's VHS


http://www.filmtrauma.com/

Monday, February 24, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014













Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 2/25
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

AMBER ALERT
DARK TOURIST
HOLLA II
*  HORROR DOUBLE FEATURE:  THE DEMON/MONSTER OF BLOOD
*  HYSTERIA  [DVD & Blu-ray]
MEMORY OF THE DEAD
*  MONSTERS:  THE COMPLETE SERIES
ROBOCROC
SCARECROW
SLEEPERS WAKE
SURVIVING EVIL


 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water....along comes PIRANHA SHARKS!!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3400060/ I guess I thought we were done with all the crazy shark/piranha/octopus/dinocroc films for a while, but the fad is not over yet.  Up next is PIRANHA SHARKS from writer/director .  Here is the basic plot from the film's imdb.com page:

Great white sharks bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas with the purpose of living in rich peoples exotic aquariums, terrorize New York City when they get into the water supply and do what great white sharks do best.

This looks like it will be pretty goofy, but it could be a lot of fun!  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Check out the trailer for the campy horror/comedy, YOU CAN'T KILL STEPHEN KING


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1691452/  I saw a post about this film a while back on Facebook, and I just got around to watching the trailer tonight.    I don't know how the movie is going to be, but the trailer is pretty funny.   Definitely worth checking out.  The movie is called YOU CAN'T KILL STEPHEN KING and is about a group of kids that go on a road trip to meet their favorite horror author, Stephen King.  For some reason that I can't tell from the trailer, the kids start getting killed off one by one.   The movie is full of Stephen King references which will be fun to spot as you watch the film I'm sure. 

  I can't find any sort of release date on this film....looks like their is a UK Region 2 DVD for sale, but I see no record of a Region 1 DVD.  Hopefully we will see one soon.  Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Friday, February 21, 2014

DVD Review: CHASTITY BITES (2013)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2145637/CHASTITY BITES
Directed by
Distributed by  Grand Entertainment Group

  I knew nothing about this movie going into it.  When it arrived for review, the first thing I assumed was that it was a cheesy horror/comedy vampire film, turns out it is a smart, funny take of the legend of Elizabeth Bathory. the 16th Century countess who has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer of all time. CHASTITY BITES brings the legend to modern times at a local high school.  Here is the plot from the film's official website:

Notorious serial killer Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her “botox” as an abstinence educator in conservative America…but will a brave young blogger and reporter for the high school paper finally put an end to the “Blood Countess’s” reign of terror, and save her best friend from becoming the next victim?

This was a very fun movie, and I found myself enjoying this one much more than I expected.  It's a perfect mixture of a high school comedy like MEAN GIRLS or CLUELESS mixed with a  horror film.  The acting in the movie is excellent from all involved, but especially from the main two girls, played by Allison Scagliotti and Francia Raisa.  The movie is paced well with no real slow parts, and the film is written well with some great dialog.  Horror fans will enjoy the gore in this one, as new abstinence instructor "Liz Batho" slits the throats of young virgins to drain them of their blood which she uses to keep her young.

This isn't a hard core horror film by any means, even those that aren't big into horror will enjoy this movie I think.

CHASTITY BITES is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Official Trailer
*  Behind the Scenes Featurette


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


http://grandentertainmentgroup.com/

Monday, February 17, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 2/18
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

*  ALTER EGO
ANGRY NAZI ZOMBIES
BAD DREAMS/VISITING HOURS  [Blu-ray]
BATTLE OF THE DAMNED  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  BOGGY CREEK LEGACY COLLECTION
COHASSET SNUFF FILM
DARKMAN  [Blu-ray]
DARKROOM
DEAD CREATURES
DELIVERANCE FROM EVIL
GANZFELD HAUNTING
*  HANGING SHADOWS
HELLBENDERS   [DVD & Blu-ray]
I, ZOMBIE
THE INVOKING
MAD IN ITALY
*  RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE
SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT:  THE HOMECOMING
VENUS DROWNING

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Check out the trailer for the upcoming film, OCULUS


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388715/ I just watched the trailer for the upcoming film OCULUS and it looks pretty creepy!  It is from the producer of "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" and was written and directed by .  Here is the basic plot synopsis from the film's imdb page:

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

OCULUS has a release date for April 11th.  I think this movie looks pretty cool!  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!



CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day from Hayes Hudson's House of Horror!


 I hope you and your loved one have a great Valentine's Day!  And all you single folks out there, stay home and watch some fun horror movies!  Everybody wins!!


http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/zombieecard












 Looking for a card to send to your sweet someone?  Why not send them an awesome Zombie E-Card from THE WALKING DEAD!!  You can download the free app from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Android store.  Here are just a few of the fun designs you can send:

http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/zombieecard













http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/zombieecard












CLICK HERE for more details

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Check out the crazy trailer for NUIGULUMAR Z, aka GOTHIC LOLITA BATTLE BEAR!!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2849348/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 I am a huge fan of crazy Japanese horror films. The crazier, the better in my opinion, so this one looks right up my alley!  The movie is called NUIGULUMAR Z, aka GOTHIC LOLITA BATTLE BEAR!  The film was directed by , one of my favorite directors. His previous work includes THE MACHINE GIRL, ROBOGEISHA and MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD just to name a few. 

Here is the basic plot of the film:

Yumeko Ayukawa, better known as Dameko, is a lolita fashion-clad girl who possesses the ability to merge with her pink teddy bear Buusuke to become ""Nuigulumar"". In her new form she must do battle against a villain named Takeshi who's using zombies in his plot to take over the world.

 So the film is probably more of an action/adventure/fantasy film than a true horror film, but it's got zombies in it, so close enough!   Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.   The film was released in Japan last month, and there is currently no U.S. release date that I have seen.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, February 11th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 2/11
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

CHASITY BITES
GREAT WHITE
HAUNTER  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  I HEART YOU
*  JEAN ROLLIN:  THE VAMPIRE FILMS   [DVD & Blu-ray]
MURDER ELEVEN
A NIGHT IN THE WOODS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
REEL ZOMBIES
THE REVEREND
SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE
STITCH  [DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack]
*  SUCCESSIVE SLIDINGS OF PLEASURE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
UNIDENTIFIED

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Check out the awesome trailer for the new film, ZOMBEAVERS!!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2784512/ If you only see one zombie film this year, make it ZOMBEAVERS!!  With a name like that, it has to be good, right?  HA!  Well, if the film lives up to the trailer, then this is going to be an instant cult classic!!  How has there not been a film about zombie beavers before now?!   Here is the basic plot of ZOMBEAVERS from the film's imdb page:

 ZOMBEAVERS is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

 This film looks hilarious, and super gory!  A great combination if done right!  There is no word yet on a release date, but hopefully we will be seeing this movie sooner than later.  I need to see this asap!!  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think. 


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DVD Review: SCARECROW (2013)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071571/SCARECROW
Directed by: 
Distributed by:  Cinedigm

  I have to admit, when I saw this was a SyFy movie, I kinda cringed a little bit.  I had not seen any trailer or anything for this movie, so I didn't know what to expect, but I honestly didn't expect much.  Most of the SyFy movies lately have been pretty bad.   Some of the crazy shark movies have been fun, but most of the SyFy films are nothing to get too excited about.  I am happy to say that is not the case with SCARECROW.  SyFy has really stepped it up with what I think is one of the most original creature features made in years.   Here is the plot of the film from the movie's imdb page:

For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of children. Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town's darkest fears. With the Scarecrow Festival on the horizon, school teacher Aaron Harris is doling out punishment for six students serving detention, including the moody Tyler, Goth girl Nikki, wrestling team captain Daevon, and straight-A student Jun. Their task: help Aaron's ex-girlfriend Kristen fix her family farm before it's sold. But the cornfields circling the farm come with a legend-and Tyler takes macabre delight in recounting the tale: It never sleeps, it never dies, it can't be stopped, hear their cries. The Scarecrow lives to kill us all. Keep it buried in the fall... When the kids play a terrifying game of cat and mouse in the cornfield with what they believe is a wild animal, Kristen tries to convince them that the Scarecrow is a very real creature of fierce strength and power, rejuvenated by the blood of its prey

 At first the film seems like any other horror film, and the premise is not really that original, but the actual scarecrow creature was the best part of the film and was a very original concept design. At least it was to me. I had never seen anything like it.  I was expecting a guy in a dumb scarecrow costume and was not expecting much out of it.  Instead, the scarecrow in this film is a much darker, creepier, supernatural creature.  This was something I was not expecting and upon first seeing this creature, immediately made me sit up and give this film my full attention. Even with the scarecrow being completely computer generated,  it still looked good and it worked for me.

 The acting in the film was good, most everyone in the film did a great job.  The film also has some good gore, although being a made for TV movie, they had to hold back a little bit with the kill scenes.  I would have loved if this was  not a TV movie where the filmmakers could have gone all out, but even so, this film still served it's purpose as a very entertaining horror film.  This is one I will be watching again very soon.  I highly recommend SCARECROW to any fans of creature features.

SCARECROW will be released on DVD February 25th


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to pre-order the DVD

http://www.cinedigm.com/


Monday, February 3, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014











Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 2/4
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

BANSHEE CHAPTER
CODE RED
DEADLY PRESENCE
*  LUCHADORAS CONTRA LA MOMIA
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
*  SANTO BLUE DEMON CONTRA EL DR. FRANKENTEIN
SANTO CONTRA LA HIJA DE FRANKENSTEIN
*  SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA DRACULA  Y EL HOMBRE
SCORNED  [DVD & Blu-ray]
SLAUGHTER DAUGHTER
WITCHBOARD  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Super Bowl Sunday and the lack of sports related horror films...


 Super Bowl Sunday is finally here!  This is one of the few nights a year I won't be watching a horror related TV show or movie on the big screen!  Being the biggest football game of the year, it made me start wondering if there were any sports related horror movies out there.  I honestly couldn't come up with any off the top of my head. 
  With as many horror movies as there are, it seems like there is bound to be a sports related one, right?  Actually, as I am writing this, one just popped into my head!  I reviewed a baseball themed movie a while back called DEADBALL.  You can see that review here.  This same director also did another baseball themed film called BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL.  So, there have been a couple of Japanese baseball related horror films, but there has go to be more, right? 
  I googled sports related horror movies and came up with this cool list from Sportsgrid.com.  It is a list of the Top 8 Sports Related Death scenes in film.  Some of these are from horror films, some are from other, non horror films.

CLICK HERE to see the sportsgrid.com's Top 8 Sports Related Death Scenes List

  It seems as though there just aren't too many sports related horror films.   The only other one I can think of is Kerry Beyer's SPIRT CAMP, which has to do with a cheerleading squad, which is somewhat sports related.

  On a final note, I did find this movie while searching on the Upcoming Horror Movies website.  It's a movie called PLAY DEAD about a zombie football team!   Here is the actual plot description from the UHM website:
Set in a small football-obsessed town, where after a winning high school football team is murdered by a rival team, the coach looks to a local witch to bring the dead players back to life in hopes of making it in time for the big game.

Ha!  That sounds like a lot of fun.  PLAY DEAD is listed as "In Development", so it might not be out for a while. 

Can you think of any more sports related horror movies?  Especially any that focus on the main sports of Football, Basketball, or Baseball?   Leave a comment below and let us know!

Well, enjoy the Super Bowl tonight and GO BRONCOS!!  :-)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February is WOMEN IN HORROR RECOGNITION MONTH !

 
http://womeninhorrormonth.tumblr.com/
 Happy "Women in Horror Recognition Month"!  February is the month when we say to thanks to all the great women involved in the horror industry.   While most blogs will celebrate all the actresses and the female writers and directors, I decided to do something a little different today.
  I want to recognize and say "thank you" to a different type of female involved in horror, the female horror blogger!  Being a horror blogger myself, I am little biased towards these great ladies I guess!!
 So here are a few of my favorite horror blogs, run by some great horror lovin' gals!!   Stop by their blogs and give them a look if you haven't already.



http://dayofwoman.blogspot.com/DAY OF THE WOMAN  - run by BJ Colangelo  -- touted as a blog "for the feminine side of fear", BJ's blog is like "Women in Horror Recognition Month" year round.   While a lot of her posts do focus on women, guys will still get lots of useful facts and good reads from this blog.  A lot of posts are very in-depth, you can tell BJ is very passionate about horror films and puts lots of time and effort into her posts.


http://dollarbinhorror.blogspot.com/DOLLAR BIN HORROR - run by Rhonny Reaper --  What started as a small blog run by Rhonny, this blog has morphed into a quite a website.  Rhonny now has a group of folks that help with reviews on her site.  This site features lots of great giveaways, and even has it's own radio call in show! 



http://killerkalyn.com/KILLER KALYN  - run by Kalyn Corrigan  -  this is an awesome blog that covers all sorts of territory.   Kalyn has to be one of the hardest working female bloggers out there.  Not only does she post new stuff daily, but sometimes she posts multiple articles on the same day!  Kalyn also has tons of great youtube videos of her interviewing some great horror actors and other people associated with the horror community.  Check this one out for sure!


http://finalgirl.blogspot.com/FINAL GIRL - run by Stacie Ponder - this blog focuses on slasher flicks of the 70's and 80's, but also covers some newer films as well.  My favorite thing about this blog are all the great pictures Stacie puts with all her posts.  There are tons of pics of old movie posters and some fun photo-shopped original pics.   This blog hasn't been updated since Dec. 6th though, let's hope the Final Girl has not written her Final Post!



THE HORROR DIGEST -  run by Andre Dumas  -- this is a great blog that doesn't just review horror films, but Andre discusses them in depth and focuses on certain aspects of the films, all with a great sense of humor.  Covering both new and older films, this blog has something for everyone.  Did I mention how funny Andre is?  This is a very fun blog to read!



http://thegirlwholoveshorror.blogspot.com/THE GIRL WHO LOVES HORROR - run by Michele  - the name of this blog says it all.  Michele loves horror movies and it shows!  This site is updated regularly, and features reviews on both older and newer films.  Michele discusses both mainstream films and smaller B-films and everything in between, all with a great writing style and unique sense of humor. 



GRAVEYARD SHIFT SISTERS - run by Ashlee Blackwell -- this is a wonderful blog that focuses on the African-American view of horror films.  Here is some info about the blog from the blog's mission page:  This is an open space for Black women and other women of color to share their personal experiences and love for horror. To create another challenge to popular perceptions of nerdom, fandom, and most importantly Black female identity in regards to horror. The journalists, novelists, filmmakers, cosplayers, convention goers, and movie fans can tell their stories and challenge horror fandom to be just as progressive and transformative as some of our favorite horror texts.


This is just a sampling of the great female horror bloggers out there.  I'm sure there are tons more that I don't know about.  If you know a great horror blog run by a woman, or if you are a woman who runs a horror blog, leave a comment with a link to the blog so we can all check it out!   Thanks!!