Sunday, May 29, 2016
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
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
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 Blind. This 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
-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)
-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
PRE-SALE DATE: 05/13/2016
STREET DATE: 05/24/2016
A Measure of the Sin:
Every childhood is normal to the child who lives it. For Meredith that means an enchanted seclusion that is shattered when she is deprived of her mother. Desperate and alone, Meredith must join a household with other women and their children, a sinister man who controls every facet of her existence, and a vicious bear that only she can see. As life in this world becomes increasingly strange and frightening, Meredith realizes that she must flee, even though she fears she has not learned enough to survive on her own.
For happily married detective Richard Larson, the hunt for a demented serial killer gets personal when he begins to experience mysterious visions of the killer’s victims - before their bodies are discovered! The trail of evidence points to Clive Rudolph, a seemingly affable locksmith with a disturbing past. When yet another woman is abducted, the tension mounts as the race to save her life grows ever more desperate. But the closer Detective Larson comes to uncovering the facts, the nearer he gets to exposing a shattering secret that will haunt him forever
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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
MUSIC TO BE BURIED BY
Music CD by Grave Tone Productions
One of the great things I ran across at this year's Texas Frightmare Convention, was the Grave Tone Productions booth. As I got near the booth I heard some great music coming from a speaker system they had set up. It was a very cool sound so I stopped and talked a bit. I left with a copy of their 1st CD, MUSIC TO BE BURIED BY. I have been listening to it off and on the car on the way to and from work over the past couple of weeks and I find myself liking it more and more with every listen.
According to their website, "Grave Tone composes music for films, sound design for film/tv, haunted attractions, websites and more." I have heard some music similar to this in the past, made for use in horror films and haunted houses and such, but I have never heard anything quite like this. This is haunted house music pumped up with some heavy metal mixed in. All of the songs are written and arranged by Grave Tone Productions, and they have some very talented musicians on hand. All of the songs are very well done, and the heavy guitar riffs add a very cool edge to the creepy sound of the album. A lot of the songs make you think you're listening to the soundtrack of a horror movie, which is obviously what the musicians were going for.
If you have never heard anything by this talented group of musicians, I urge you to check their stuff out as soon as you can. MP3's of their songs are available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon, or click the link below to purchase a physical CD.
CLICK HERE to purchase the CD
Friday, May 13, 2016
Directed by William Brent Bell
Distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
This is a film I remember really wanting to see in the theaters, but never got a chance to. The previews looked so creepy, I just had to see it. Finally I got the chance now that THE BOY has been released to home video. I am happy to report that the film lived up to the creepiness of it's trailer! For those unfamiliar with the film, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment website:
The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that they care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.
Dolls in horror movies have always creeped me out. Just when you think they can't get any worse comes THE BOY! This is honestly one of the creepiest dolls I have ever seen in a horror film.
The film looks amazing, taking place in a beautiful English countryside. The shots and cinematography are top notch. The acting is very good as well, especially from Lauren Cohan, who plays Greta in the film. Most all horror fans will recognize Lauren as Maggie from THE WALKING DEAD. It was nice seeing her in something other than TWD, and she did an amazing job here.
This is not a gory, over the top horror film at all. Instead, it is a very atmospheric, low key film that exudes a creepy, disturbing vibe throughout the film. Well, that is until the last 20-30 minutes of the film, all that goes out the window and it is an action packed free for all! I won't tell you anything more about that, so as to not spoil anything for you. You'll just have to check that out for yourself!
I know a lot of horror fans shun PG-13 rated horror films, often saying that a "real" horror film has to be rated 'R'. This is a film that will probably change the mind of a lot of those type of people. PG-13 films can be scary, and THE BOY is proof of that for sure! I highly recommend this one and urge you to check it out as soon as you can!
THE BOY was just released to DVD and Blu-ray this week from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. You can find it at all major retailers or click below to purchase from Amazon.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD or Blu-ray
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
THE ZERO BOYS
Directed by Nico Mastorakis
Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group
If you recognize the name of Director Nico Mastorakis, it's probably from his infamous 1976 film, ISLAND OF DEATH. That was the only film I had ever seen of his until watching this new release from Arrow Films titled, THE ZERO BOYS. While not as wild and depraved as ISLAND OF DEATH, it is a great film by this legendary director. Here is the basic plot from the MVD website:
From cult director Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys - the genre-bending '80s classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw. For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled "Zero Boys" must now play their war games for real. Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance.
I had never even heard of this movie before I got it for review. This really surprises me, as I was huge into horror movies as a kid, and this came out when I was 10 years old...I should have seen this one. Somehow, this one slipped past me. Luckily, this film holds up 30 years later! This was an extremely fun film which started out pretty silly with all the paintball stuff, but transformed into an action packed slasher film.
One thing I noticed multiple times throughout the film was the amazing camera shot and cinematography. One scene in particular made me say "Wow!" out loud and demanded a rewind to see it again. This is a scene when one of the girls is in the car and looks out and sees the killer for the first time. He is standing there holding a knife and all you can see is his silhouette in front of the dark blue of the night sky. This scene can be seen briefly in the trailer below, but looks so much better on the Blu-ray of the film.
Another thing I noticed about this film was how much ahead of it's time it was. There is part of the film where the guys find a video camera set up in the barn pointed at an empty chair. Later they find a TV which is broadcasting what is happening in the barn through the video camera setup. This was a very unique twist to the film and reminded me of something you'd see in more modern horror films.
As always, Arrow Video has done an amazing job with this release. Their releases are always packed full of great special features and this one is no different. THE ZERO BOYS is available now on Arrow Blu-ray/DVD combo from MVD Entertainment and contains the following special features:
* Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
* Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Shock Till You Drop’s Chris Alexander
* Nico Mastorakis on… Nico Mastorakis – brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of The Zero Boys
* Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney
* Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio
* Original Theatrical Trailer
* Stills Gallery
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
* Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Arrow Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
Sunday, May 8, 2016
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
Or, you can purchase the DVD or Blu-ray from the film's official website:
In order to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post below that includes your name and email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. If you would rather not leave your email address, then just comment with your name and then shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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!