Welcome to Hayes Hudson's House of Horror (4H)

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. My movie reviews are short and to the point, as I know when I come across a long review, I tend to skip that one. I hope you enjoy your time at my House of Horror! Come on in!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Check out THE SCARLET FRY COLLECTION on Blu-Ray! Available now from SRS Cinema!

 If you have followed my blog over the years, you have probably seen quite a few reviews for the films of Scarlet Fry.   He has put out quite a few low budget horror films, and now they are being released all together on a collector's edition Blu-Ray!   Here is a bit of info about the collection from the SRS Cinema website:

Scarlet Fry takes you on the thrill of your life with Blood Thirsty Cannibals, Satanic Zombies, Demented Nurses, Junkie Serial Killers, Freaky Perverts and More in this collection of his finest cinematic efforts! This Blood Drenched Deluxe thrill ride is definitely not for the weak at heart. Go on a roller ride with the anthology horror of “Junkfood Horrorfest”; return to analog horrors in “Death by VHS”; venture into the shadows of terror with “Nightmare Alley”; experience his earliest terrors in the cult classic “Horrorama”; and experience the apocalypse in “Scream Machine”.

This release included 5 feature length motion pictures over 2-3 discs (will update once authoring is done) on one epic release!

EXTRAS (tentative):
-Re-mastered movie files
-Commentary tracks
-SRS Trailers
-and more!


  If you have never seen one of these films, do yourself a favor and check out this collection!  His films might not be for everyone, but if you appreciate low budget horror at it's finest, this one is for you!   Fun over the top gore makes these films a must own in my opinion!   This collection is limited to only 100 copies, so hurry up and get your hands on a copy asap!!

Check out my past reviews for the films featured in this new collection:






Check out a quick trailer for this new collection below:

CLICK HERE to purchase your copy of  The Scarlet Fry Collection

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Blu-ray Review & Giveaway: THE TANK (2023)

Written & Directed by:  Scott Walker
Distributed by:   Well Go USA Entertainment

  It's been a while since I have done a movie review, so to reward you patience, not only am I giving you a review of this new film, I'm giving you a chance to win your own brand new copy!    

  THE TANK is the latest film from Writer/Director Scott Walker.   It's a fun creature feature type film that I feel we don't see enough of these days.   Here is the synopsis from the film's Press Release:

  After unexpectedly inheriting a mysteriously abandoned coastal property, Ben packs up his family and travels to explore the place, bewildered about why his mother had never mentioned its existence. However, her reason for secrecy soon becomes clear when the family accidentally frees the ancient, long-dormant creature that had terrorized the entire region for generations—including Ben’s own parents.

 It's been a while since I have seen a good new creature feature.   I was excited going into this film and it did not disappoint.  The film is set mainly in the house and the tank, of course, and has a relatively small cast.   While there are a few slow parts throughout the film, over all it is paced well and sets a pretty creepy tone.   The scenes inside the Tank and connected tunnels really help set the eerie mood with it's sense of claustrophobia.    I would have liked to have seen a bit more blood/gore in this type of film, but that's just me.  I honestly probably say that about every film I see!  I have to mention that the effects seem to be all practical, which is rare nowadays, but it really makes a difference.   The creatures look much more real than they would have had the filmmakers gone with CG.  

  If you are a fan of creature features, I highly recommend you checking out THE TANK.  You can purchase a copy from the links below.   Or, if you are feeling lucky, try your hand at winning your very own Blu-ray copy from Hayes Hudson's House of Horror and the good people at Well Go USA!!

  All you have to do to win is leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite creature feature film of all time is!  That's all there is to it!! Well, there is a little more to it....be sure to check out the contest rules below!  The contest ends on Wednesday, 8/9! 

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


1. If you are not already, become a FOLLOWER of this blog! (Click the FOLLOW button under the "Followers" section of the blog on the right hand side).  Ok, you don't HAVE to do this step, but I sure would appreciate it! 
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite creature feature.  Be sure to include 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).
3. Only one comment per person. Multiple comments will result in removal of all your comments therefore removing your chances of winning!
4. Contest is scheduled to end on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023. Comments must be left by NOON Central time on 8/09/23 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 and on the 4H Blog's social media accounts stating who won the prize.
6. Due to shipping costs, contest is open to U.S. Residents only. Thank you for your understanding.



Monday, March 27, 2023

"THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE" (1974) is now out on 4K UHD!



Directed by:  Tobe Hooper

Distributed by:  Dark Sky Films


 For fans of Tobe Hooper's original classic, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, this is some awesome news!    Dark Sky Films has recently released this classic film in  deluxe 4K UHD and 4K UHD Steelbook edtions!

 Here is what you can expect from each 2 disc edition, according to the official press release:

Disc 1 holds the 4K UHD feature film and four commentary tracks: writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen and cinematographer Daniel Pearl; actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger and Paul A. Partain with production designer Robert Burns; Tobe Hooper solo; and Daniel Pearl, editor J. Larry Carroll and sound recordist Ted Nicolaou. 

Disc 2, a Blu-ray, contains the new, never-before-seen feature-length documentary The Legacy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and several featurettes. These include “The Cinefamily Presents FRIEDKIN/HOOPER,” a conversation about the film between Tobe Hooper and The Exorcist director William Friedkin; “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth”; “Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw”; a tour of the TCSM house with Gunnar Hansen; “Off the Hook with Teri McMinn”; and “The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman.”Filling out the generous package are deleted scenes and outtakes, a blooper reel, trailers, vintage TV and radio spots, and much more to thrill fans old and new.

  I don't know about you, but THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is by far my favorite horror film of all time!    As an avid physical DVD/BD collector, I am super excited to add these to my TCM collection.    A lot of DVDs and BDs have been released of this film, but never in UHD and these new releases bring us some amazing new special features.   The new feature length documentary THE LEGACY OF THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE alone is worth picking up this new release in my opinion.  Also, like most of you, I am a sucker for a cool new steelbook and new cover art!  Be sure to grab your copy today!!

CLICK HERE to purchase the standard edtion

CLICK HERE to purchase the steelbook edition

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Did you know you can have a mystery horror box of Blu-Rays sent your home every month?


  This might not be news to some of you, but if you don't know about this service, listen up!   Horror Pack is a monthly subscription service that sends a random assortment of 4 horror movies to your home every month!!   The folks at Horror Pack sent me one a few months back, and it was fun getting such a cool variety of films!   One thing I was wondering was if I was going to get all movies I already owned.  Well, even with the thousands of DVDs and BDs I own, only 1 of the four was one I had already.    It looks like each box is a good mixture of sub-genres, and every box comes with a Horror Pack exclusive limited edition Blu-ray!    I had never even heard of 2 of the films I was sent, which is a great way to discover films you might never discover otherwise!

  Here were the Blu-rays in my box:

There are 4 different monthly plans you can choose from.  You can pick from a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month reoccurring subscription, with the cost of the subscription going down for the longer you sign up for.  

 This is a great deal that comes out to less than $8 per Blu-ray,  and like I mentioned, one of the Blu-rays each month is a limited edition Horror Pack Exclusive!  

  Keep physical media alive and join Horror Pack today!!


Monday, December 26, 2022




Distributed by:   Dark Sky Films

  Welcome back to Hayes Hudson's House of Horror!    My blog has been dormant for a while, but like any good zombie, it's bound to come back to life eventually!    

  My first review for my newly resurrected site is a fun anthology film called SINPHONY.  

 Here is some info on the film from the official press release:


 Conceived and curated entirely on the popular, audio-based social media platform Clubhouse and produced by Screen Anthology, SINPHONY: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology features a group of international filmmakers each exploring a character dealing with tragedy caused by a supernatural entity. 

 The directors contributing segments to the film include a new who’s who of horror: Haley Bishop, Jason Ragosta, Sebastien Bazile & Michael Galvan, Mark Pritchard, Kimberley Elizabeth, Jason Wilkinson, Nichole Carlson, Steven Keller and Wes Driver.

SINPHONY’s shocking stories include: an innkeeper’s growing concern about his secretive new guests; a contractor who inhales mold spores that lead to murder; a couple confronting the fact that one of them is a ghost; a witch protecting her child from a killer; a dance craze that has dire consequences, and much more

Segment Synopses & Credits:


Writer: Gregg Green - Dir. Wes Driver - USA 

A small-town innkeeper's growing concern over domestic abuse between his new guests takes a horrific turn as he stumbles upon their monstrous secret. 


Writer/Dir. Steven Keller (Cherry) - USA

A young contractor hired to remove mold from a house, inhales strange spores, causing hallucinations and murder. 



Writer/Dir. Jason Wilkinson - (Killing Time) - USA

After a botched robbery, a young woman bleeds out in her car, while being terrorized by a ghostly figure. 


Writer/Dir. Kimberley Elizabeth (Nightmare on Film Street Podcast) - CANADA

A recently separated couple comes to terms with the fact that one of them is a ghost. 


Writer/Dir. Jason Ragosta - (ZTV, Boy In the Dark) - USA 

A witch must summon the power of her coven to defend her child from a crazed killer. 


Writer/Dir. Mark Pritchard (Ground Rules, Wake) - UK 

Intent on capturing an original moment in time, a woman faces a deadly battle when the moment fights back. 


Writer/Dir. Haley Bishop - (Host) - UK 

In a desperate attempt to preserve her youth, a 30 year old woman engages in a social media dance craze that may have dire consequences. 



Writer/Dir. Nichole Carlson - USA 

The anxiety of a woman unplanned pregnancy intensifies as her body goes through a series of unexplained changes. 



Writer: Sebastien Bazile - Dir. Michael Galvan/Sebastien Bazile (Breuckelen, By Dawn) 

A parasitic brain infection causes by a cursed song when heard, sends ordinary people into a killing frenzy. 

  I am a huge fan of anthology films.  For one, I have a very short attention span so focusing on one story for 1 and 1/2  to 2 hours can be hard for me, unless the story/film is just wildly entertaining.   With anthology films, if one story is not doing  it for you, just wait a few minutes and you're on to a completely different story!   This film was well paced and packed 9 different stories into the tight 88 min run time.  This kept the entries short and to the point, which I definitely appreciated! 

  While some stories were better than others, I found them all to be entertaining.  My personal favorites were MOTHER LOVE and EAR WORM.   One thing I found very interesting about this film was the use of a single song, used in all the entries, and each song made in a different genre of music to fit the narrative of that particular story.   This was a cool and unique concept. 

  If you are a fan of anthology films, I highly recommend checking out SINPHONY! 

Watch the unrated Trailer:

CLICK HERE  to purchase the DVD

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Something is stirring.....

Shhhhhh........do you hear that?   What could it be?

Monday, June 3, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, June 4th

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 6/4:


Monday, May 20, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, May21st

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 5/21:


Looks like a very slow week for horror releases!  If you know of any I don't have listed, please leave them in the comments!  Thanks!

Monday, April 29, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 30th

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 4/30:

*  DARKROOM  [BD/DVD combo]
*  LEVEL 16  [BD & DVD]

Monday, April 15, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, April 16th

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 4/16:

*  GLASS [DVD, BD & 4K]

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Check out the first release from Unearthed Films new TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM line!


  If you are a horror fan, then I'm sure you are well aware of the production/distribution company known as Unearthed Films.   Owned by Stephen Biro, Unearthed Films puts out some of the most disturbing and extreme horror DVDs and Blu-rays.  Well, if that wasn't good enough, they are now rolling out a new line of films called TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM which will only be available through the Unearthed Films website.   These are films that Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. would refuse to carry due to the nature of the films.   I am super excited about this new line of films, and the first release in this new line has been announced and will be available to pre-order today!

 The first release is the John Wayne Gacy serial killer film, TORMENT.  The film was directed by Adam Ford  and is a great choice for the TOO FXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM film line!  Here is the basic synopsis from the UF website:

Based on the John Wayne Gacy Murders. A young man wakes up after a one night stand and finds himself in the clutches of one of the most notorious serial killers to ever stalk the earth. 

There will be 3 different purchasing options for TORMENT, including a super rare "Gacy Bundle" limited to only 20 sets!  The DVD and Blu-ray will also be limited.  They will only be available for pre-order from 4/13 through 5/11.   They will only produce as many copies as they sell during this pre-order time frame.  See below for the different purchasing options:

DVD (limited to the number of units sold): $25+shipping

Option 2:
BLU-RAY (limited to the number of units sold):  $30+shipping

Option 3:
THE INFAMOUS GACY BUNDLE  (limited to only 20 sets!):  $395 +shipping
Item included in the Gacy Bundle:

* A one-of-a-kind 9" x 12" painting of John Wayne Gacy by artist Lou Rusconi: Each painting is wrapped and signed by Lou and it will be a mystery which one you will get.
*One letter signed by John Wayne Gacy sent to Merle Allen of The Murder Junkies
*One Novel: "Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders" written by Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken
*The DVD "SERIAL KILLER CULTURE" directed by John Borowski
*A Limited Edition Blu-ray of "TORMENT" based on the Gacy murders with a limited edition blood painting cover by artist Ryan Almighty (limited to 20)
*A Limited to 50 signed print of a painting, painted in blood, of Pogo from artist Ryan Almighty 
*A hand painted patch of Pogo the clown made by Jeremi Cruise of ToeTag EFX

 Yes, you read that correctly....the Gacy Bundle will contain a letter hand signed by John Wayne Gacy himself! 

 Unearthed Films has hit a home run with this first release in the TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM film line.  Pre-order your copy starting tonight at 8pm Eastern time! 

CLICK HERE to visit the Unearthed Films website and pre-order TORMENT on DVD or Blu-ray
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for TORMENT


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Check out the trailer for the upcoming zomedy, THE DEAD DON'T DIE


  If you were a fan of the film ZOMBIELAND, you will most certainly want to check out this latest Zombie Comedy!   It's called THE DEAD DON'T DIE and it has an amazing cast, including:  Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits, Carol Kane, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, RZA, Iggy Pop, and of course, Bill Murray!   The film was written & directed by Jim Jarmusch .   This movie looks like it is going to be a lot of fun!  Check out the trailer below and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

THE DEAD DON'T DIE will be released on June 14th of this year!

CLICK HERE to visit the film's official website

Saturday, March 23, 2019


Written & Directed by Ed Adlum
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films

 Severin Films continues to impress me with the titles they have been releasing lately!   One of their latest releases is the VHS classic, INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS!  I remember seeing this VHS on the shelf of my local video store back when I was a kid.   I never watched it back then for some reason, so I was thrilled to get the chance to see it now on Blu-ray!   Unfortunately, the cover art might be the best part of this film! 

 Here is some info about the film from the official press release:

  In 1972, a team of New York City exploitation outlaws that included Ed Adlum (SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED), Ed Kelleher (PRIME EVIL) and Michael & Roberta Findlay (THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH, SNUFF) – along with first-time assistant cameraman and future award-winning cinematographer Frederick Elmes (ERASERHEAD, BLUE VELVET) – descended on bucolic Westchester County with 8½ bottles of stage blood to make a movie about a Druid cult seeking to resurrect their dead queen. The budget was $24,000. The cast was paid in beer. And the result remains one of the greatest achievements in schlock/shock cinema history. Severin Films is proud to present this “accidental masterpiece” (Horror News) as you’ve never seen it before, now scanned from the original negative for the first time ever and spurting with all-new Special Features.

 I was really hoping to find a rare, awesome, grindhouse film that would immediately become a new personal favorite of mine.  Unfortunately, that is not what I found.   This movie is pretty bad to be completely honest with you.   BUT....it is so bad that it falls into the "so-bad-it's-good" column.   In fact, this would be a great movie to watch with a group of friends while drinking and laughing at the film.  I could see this as being a lot of fun to watch in a group.  Watching by myself was not as fun! 

 So, what's so bad about it you ask?  Well, the first thing I noticed was horrible editing/camera work.  A guy would be talking and then all the sudden it would jump to a close up of his face for 1 second and then back to the original camera angle.  I have no clue what that was for!  Secondly was the horrendous acting.  I guess if the cast is paid in beer, then you can't be too critical of their acting ability.   Also, the lady that played the "Dead Queen" needs to learn that dead people don't breathe!  I could not take her seriously when I could plainly see her chest moving up and down during her scenes! 

 Now, as bad as this was, it did have some scenes that were pretty good, mainly the few scenes they show when they capture people and take them to the shack to drain their blood.   These could have been extremely disturbing, was it not for the ridiculous audio dub of the people...not so much screaming, but just whooping and hollering.   That made what could have been a horrifying scene into something laughable again.  

 INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS was a cool idea, and could have been a great movie if it had more of a budget and better actors.   This is one of the few times I wish someone would remake a film.  I think this film had tons of potential, it just wasn't executed well at all.

 As always, this is just one reviewers opinion.  I encourage everyone to check out the film and make their own decision of it.   Fans of low-budget schlock films might absolutely adore this one!

 INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS is available now on DVD & Blu-ray and contains the following special features:

*  Audio commentary with director Ed Adlum and actress Ortrum Tippel, moderated by Kier-La Janisse, author of House of Psychotic Women
*  Nothing You’d Show Your Mom: Eddie Adlum’s journey through exploitation, coin-op & rock n’ roll 
*  Interview with actor Jack Neubeck
*  Painful Memories: An interview with cinematographer Frederick Elmes
*  Trailer

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



Monday, February 18, 2019

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

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 2/19:

*  DRACULA  (1979)  [BD]

Monday, January 28, 2019

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, January 29

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 1/29:

*  PETS  [BD/DVD combo]

Friday, January 4, 2019

DVD Review: HAUNTEDWEEN (1991)

Written & Directed by Doug Robertson

  I love finding out about lesser known, independent horror films.  I find a lot more passion and heart goes into these films than a lot of the well known, mainstream horror films that we are constantly fed these days.   This was the case when I came across Doug Robertson's low budget horror film called, HAUNTEDWEEN.    I love checking out low budget horror films, and I am so glad I had to opportunity to watch this one!

 Here is the basic plot synopsis courtesy of the film's IMDb page:

  Twenty years ago a deadly accident forced Eddie Burber from his home. Since Eddie was younger he wanted to be part of the family business "The Burber Haunted House." A note is placed on the local Fraternity giving permission to use the old house as a fund-raiser. While the students prepare the house, they soon are hunted down and placed in the Haunted House for amusement. One thing is for sure. Nobody knows it really happening - People are dying, and people are laughing.

 First thing I have to get out of the way right away is to mention again that this is a very low budget movie.   Know that going into the film and you will have a lot of fun with this one.  Yes, you have to get past some pretty bad acting, but it is still a lot of fun.   I could tell from the beginning that this was a film made by horror fans that knew what other horror fans wanted in a film.   They did not disappoint at all!

 The film has a very cool premises of a killer that makes his way inside a haunted house and turns one of the supposedly fake rooms into an actual killing room.   In this room, the maniac kills off the college kids one by one, in some crazy, bloody ways.  All this happens while the customers of the haunted house look on and cheer the killer on, believing what they are watching was set up by the makers of the haunted house.   It's really quite eerie if you think about it, and makes you wonder if this has or ever could happen in real life.  

  All of the effects are practical, of course, and the filmmakers did an amazing job with the budget they were working with.  

 If you are a fan of low budget, independent cinema, you will definitely want to give this one a watch.   The DVD is available now and contains the following special features:

*  45 minute making of Documentary
*  Photo Album of the cast and crew
*  Director and Producer running commentary
*  Scene titles and jump to feature
*  Hauntedween - the music video
*  Original movie trailer

CLICK HERE to view the HAUNTEDWEEN Facebook page
CLICK HERE to visit the HAUNTEDWEEN website and purchase the DVD

You may have noticed the lack of posts lately.....

 Back when I started this blog, I prided myself on being one of the only independent horror blogs that made daily posts.  I did that for years, never a day went by that I didn't make a post (check out the archives for tons of old posts). 

  Well, as my kids have gotten older and more active in school and extra curricular activities, I find that I just don't have as much time these days to post as often as I used to.   But, don't worry.  Like any good zombie, you can't keep me down.  The sight might seem dead at times, but it will always pop back out of the grave every few weeks to show the world I'm still here!  Plus, I don't get nearly as many movies sent to me anymore to review, so I'll mainly post a review when I do get a movie sent to me.   Speaking of that, I recently had a cool independent horror film sent to me that I will review next! 

 Thanks for all the support to those of you that still check my posts!  I appreciate it and hope you'll follow my on Twitter and Instagram (@frightfan) and like the HAYES HUDSON'S HOUSE OF HORROR Facebook page so you can see when new posts are uploaded!


-Zombie Hayes

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Blu-ray Review: THE UNNAMABLE (1988)

https://mvdshop.com/products/unnamable-the-blu-rayTHE UNNAMABLE
Directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette
Distributed by Unearthed Films / MVD Entertainment Group

  For years I have had a DVD copy of a film called, THE UNNAMABLE II.   I had never watched it, because I didn't want to see part 2 of something before I had seen part 1.  I assumed I could find the first UNNAMABLE on DVD, but was never able to.  It turns out the first film had never been releases on DVD.  Well, now the search is over and I can add the first film to my collection thanks to the amazing Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films.  Unearthed Films recently bought the rights to THE UNNAMABLE and have released an amazing DVD and Blu-ray of the film with a newly restored 4K transfer. 

  If you are unfamiliar with this film, here is the basic plot synopsis courtesy of the MVD website:

  College students from Miskatonic University who retreat to an early 18th-century mansion for a weekend of lust are stalked by a fatalistic female in this horror film based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft. The demon delights in tearing the limbs off her human victims to carry out a centuries-old family curse.

  This film was released in 1988, and there is no doubt that it is a product of the 80's.   The character's clothing and hair is a dead giveaway.   That's how we looked back then, though, so try to look past the laughable clothing choices of some of these characters.   The story is simple enough, kids are trying to stay in a house that is inhabited by an ancient creature of some sort.  I'm sure it's no surprise to you that the kids meet their demise, one at a time.   There are some gruesome kills and some amazing gore in this film, all by practical effects.   The monster is not really seen until towards the very end of the film, but when it is revealed, it is well worth the wait.   I have no clue what this creature is supposed to be, but it look like it's part goat with it's hooved feet and fur!  

 Unearthed Films has done an amazing job with this release.  The picture quality is very clear and I have to comment on the beautiful slip case cover art!   I have no idea who did that cover art, but it is truly amazing!    Now, I do have to mention one issue I found with this release, and that is the 5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound has a glitch where the sound effects are doubled.  So basically it sounds like an echo after every sound effect.  This was super annoying, but switching to the original 2.0 Mono soundtrack fixed the issue and it was fine after doing that.   It's a very minor issue, but definitely worthy of a mention.   

 This is a must see in my opinion, especially if you are a fan of  H.P. Lovecraft and films inspired by his stories.

 THE UNNAMABLE is available now on DVD & Blu-ray from Unearthed Classics and MVD Entertainment and includes the following Special Features:

*  4K Scan with color correction and restoration from the original negative.
*  5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound, 2.0 PCM
*  Video Interview with actors Charles Klausmeyer & Mark Kinsey Stephenson
*  Video Interview with actor Eben Ham
*  Video Interview with actress Laura Albert
*  Video Interview with Mark Parra
*  Video Interviews with R. Christopher Biggs special makeup effects artist & make up artist Camille Calvet
*  Audio Commentary with Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Stephenson, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Camille Calvet, R. Christopher Biggs
*  Photo Gallery
*  Trailers

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



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Blu-ray Review: ZOMBIE (1979)

Directed by Lucio Fulci
Distributed by Blue Underground / MVD Distribution

 I have been a huge fan of Lucio Fulci ever since I saw my first film by him.  The first film of his I ever saw was ZOMBIE, on an old clam shell VHS back in my college days.   It has been almost 20 years since I have seen this film, so I was thrilled when I got a chance to review this new 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray edition of the film.   Here is a brief synopsis of the new release courtesy of the Blue Underground website:

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

  The plot of the film is simple.....a woman goes looking for her father on an island he was last known to be at.  That island is, of course, being ravaged by zombies!  The film is known by quite a few other names, such as:  ZOMBI 2, ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD, ISLAND OF THE FLESH-EATERS, and WOODOO. 

  The zombie effects in this film are top notch, and rank among my favorite zombies in film history, especially the worm infested zombie from the original poster and cover art.   This is how I imagine a zombie looking if they were real, decayed with worms oozing from the eye sockets!   Gross!  Along with the great make up and effects is some amazing gore, including the famous splinter in the eyeball scene and multiple neck biting resulting in tons of blood.   There is also that one scene you might have heard about, where a zombie fights a shark!  It really must be seen to be believed, and if you haven't seen it, you are truly missing out! 

  If you have never seen this film, do yourself a favor and watch it asap.   This is one of my favorite zombie films of all time.  Even if you have seen it, do yourself a favor and check out this new blu-ray release, as you have never seen it like this before! 

 ZOMBIE is available now from Blue Underground and contains the following Special Features:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
*  NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
*  Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
*  NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
*  Theatrical Trailers
*  TV Spots
*  Radio Spots
*  Poster & Still Gallery
*  Guillermo del Toro Intro

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
*  Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
*  Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
*  Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
*  World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
*  Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
*  Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
*  All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci
*  Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

BONUS! ZOMBIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi

BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Stephen Thrower

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Monday, December 3, 2018

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, December 4th

Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 12/4:

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Saturday, December 1, 2018


https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/exorcist-ii-the-heretic-collector-s-edition?product_id=6832EXORCIST II:  THE HERETIC
Directed by John Boorman
Distributed by Scream Factory

  I hate to admit it, but I have never seen any of the EXORCIST sequels.  I'm not sure why, but I just never have gotten around to checking any of them out.   I am a huge fan of the original EXORCIST, so I definitely need to check out the other films in the series.    I started recently with Scream Factory's new release of EXORCIST II:  THE HERETIC.   Here is the basic plot courtesy of the Scream Factory website:

  Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator (Richard Burton) and a research specialist (Louise Fletcher) free her from its grasp?
  Employing production design and special effects that are dizzily exhilarating and a supporting cast (Max von Sydow, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones) of compelling distinction, director John Boorman draws us into the tangible experience of evil. We fly with the demon, feel the African landscape vibrate and get engulfed in the terror of swarming locusts as Exorcist II: The Heretic weaves its fascinating, frightful spell.

 Going into this, I was really hoping for another classic film.  I was hoping for another masterpiece like the original.  Well, it's a classic for sure, but unfortunately it's classic for all the wrong reasons.  I had heard it called one of the worst films ever, and definitely one of the worst sequels ever. While it is pretty bad, it's not a terrible movie by any means.  Now don't get me wrong, it doesn't come close to being anywhere near the caliber of film as the original, but I've seen much worse horror films.   

  The plot is a little weird, and lots of stuff is going on in present day and in flashbacks to the exorcism in Africa, including multiple scenes of locust invasions including a few "first person" shots taken from the locusts point of view.  Very strange.   

  The production value looks huge on this film, especially compared to the first, but this just goes to show you that just because a film has a bigger budget that doesn't automatically make it a better film.

  In terms of presentation, the film looks remarkable.   Scream Factory always puts out quality releases and this one is no different.   If you're a fan of the original EXORCIST, you will want to give this one a shot.  It's got almost a cult classic feel to it now, so it's worth checking out.

  EXCORCIST II:  THE HERETIC is available now on a 2-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory and contains the following special features:

DISC ONE (118 Minute Cut Of The Film):
  • NEW 2K Scan From Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director John Boorman
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Project Consultant Scott Bosco
  • NEW What Does She Remember?An Interview With Actress Linda Blair
  • NEW Interview With Editor Tom Priestley
DISC TWO (102 Minute Cut Of The Film):
  • NEW 2K Scan From Original Film Elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Mike White Of The Projection Booth Blog
  • Original Teaser Trailer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries Including Rare Color And B&W Stills, Behind-The-Scenes, Deleted Scene Photos, Posters, And Lobby Cards

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