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Monday, September 1, 2014

Check out the trailer for the killer mermaid flick called....well, KILLER MERMAID!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3171764/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  The title says it all!  KILLER MERMAID is about a killer mermaid!  Previously known by it's other title, NYMPH, this film from Epic Pictures Group will be available On Demand and on DVD next month  (9/9/14).   Here is the basic synopsis from the Epic Pictures website:

 Two beautiful young women go on an exotic Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress. What was once a carefree adventure becomes a deadly fight for survival.

  I think this film looks like it could be really good!  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Sunday, August 31, 2014

DVD Review: BUNNYMAN MASSACRE


http://midnightreleasing.com/bunnyman-massacre/BUNNYMAN MASSACRE
Written & Directed by
Distributed by Midnight Releasing

 Yes!!  Finally....a slasher film that feels fresh and new, and not just like something we have already seen before redone with different characters!   BUNNYMAN MASSACRE is one of the most original and fun slashers I have seen in a long time!!   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Midnight Releasing website:

 The adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store.

  I knew I was going to like this one from the opening scene involving a killer in a bunny suit wielding a chainsaw and attacking a bus full of kids.   Most movies would not show a bus full of kids getting slaughtered, but this movie doesn't hold back or pull any punches.    Don't worry though, it doesn't really show any of the kids getting killed, that would obviously upset me.  The way they did it was almost with a comical tone, so it really wasn't as disturbing as it could have been, which is a good thing since it involved kids.

  The rest of the film, thought is very brutal, with some great kill scenes and some awesome gore.  The film was made well, and the pacing is very good.  With some slasher films you can get very bored between the kill scenes, but BUNNYMAN MASSACRE kept my attention the entire running time.   I loved this film and highly recommend it for any fans of slasher films. 
 
  BUNNYMAN MASSACRE is available on DVD now from Midnight Releasing and contains the following special features:

-Audio Commentary
-Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
-Deleted Scenes
-Cast & Crew Interviews
-Joe's Guide to Dating
-Bunnyman Gets Fast Food




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


http://midnightreleasing.com/


Thursday, August 28, 2014

DVD Review: GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS


http://www.severin-films.com/GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

I am a huge fan of trailer compilations.  Probably because of my short attention span and ability to fall asleep during any movie at any time of the day!  Trailers are perfect or me, it's like watching  bunch of 2-3 minute films in a row!  If you don't like one you are watching, in a just a few minutes there's a brand new "movie" to watch! 

 GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS has to be my favorite trailer compilation I have seen by far!  These are my kinds of films....crazy, dirty, gory, and some are just flat out weird!  I love the films from the "grindhouse" era and seeing all these great trailers is a great way to find some new movies that you might not have know about!     Here is some info about this DVD from the official press release:

  GRINDHOUSE cinemas could once be found in the sleaziest and run-down areas of America's grimiest cities. New York's 42nd Street was one of the most famous trash pit hangouts for denizens of the lower depths. From dusk 'till dawn the theatres would screen a mind-boggling assortment of movies featuring lashings of sex, gore and violence - and if you were lucky, you'd get all three! SEE for the first time ever on DVD in America you can now sit back and take a twisted trip back to the glory days of the sleazy 60s and 70s for a roaring rampage through a two-hour hand-picked collection of some of the most insane examples of trailer trash ever to slash and burn their way through a Grindhouse cinema projector.
MARVEL at the fact that most of the actual films themselves could never live up to the jaw dropping lunacy of these incredible trailers, some of which can today be considered true masterpieces in advertising and marketing. With their often hilarious voice-overs and mind-bending taglines, plus all the best bits from the movies themselves, they add up to one thing - sheer entertainment! BE AMAZED that Contemporary Directors such as Quentin Tarantino (GRINDHOUSE), Eli Roth (HOSTEL) and Rob Zombie (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) have all since revisited these movies and have made their own supercharged movies relying heavily on the essence of many of these seventies Grindhouse cinema classics. Tarantino in particular has drawn a huge amount of his inspiration from these movies and trailers in many of his films, so we've included some of his favorites here - see if you can spot them!
THRILL to the fact that many of the then unknown actors and filmmakers from these choice cuts went on to much bigger and better things, so it's no surprise that these fantastic flicks have since achieved cult status, making GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS a must-own DVD that's ideal for parties in your very own private Grindhouse...


  This is such a fun DVD, I would say this is a must own for any horror / exploitation film fan.  The DVD contains 55 trailers for some of the best grindhouse films ever made.  They don't make movies like this anymore, so get a copy of this DVD and re-live these great films in the comfort of your own home.  GRINDHOUSE TRAILER CLASSICS is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  BUMP 'N GRIND - Cult presenter Emily Booth explores the world of Grindhouse Cinema
*  Gallery of Grindhouse Poster Art


CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

http://www.severin-films.com/

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


 
  Sorry for the lack of posts lately...and sorry for not having this posted on Monday night as usual BEFORE the new releases come out on Tuesday.   Oh well...better late than never...so with no further delay, here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that came out yesterday, 8/26
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

AFTERMATH  [DVD & Blu-ray]
BLOOD GLACIER
BONGO, KILLER CLOWN
DON'T LOOK DOWN
DYSMORPHIA
HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD/RATS Double Feature  [Blu-ray]
HOUSE OF MIRRORS
THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE  [Blu-ray]
MY FAIR ZOMBIE
PMS COP
THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  PRESIDENT WOLFMAN
REVELATION TRAIL
RULERS OF DARKNESS
SANCTUARY:  QUITE A CONUNDRUM
SONNO PROFONDO
*  THE TWILIGHT ZONE: COMPLETE 80'S SERIES
THE WALKING DEAD:  SEASON FOUR  [DVD & Blu-ray]
ZOMBEX

Saturday, August 23, 2014

DVD Review: DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION (1976)


http://www.severin-films.com/2014/05/23/deported-women-of-the-ss/DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS  SPECIAL SECTION
Written & Directed by 
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

 Wow, they just don't make movies like this anymore.  I am a huge fan of exploitation films, and the naziploitation sub-genre.  If you are not familiar with the Naziploitation films, read about them here. I love that Intervision Pictures is re-releasing some of the best naziploitation films ever made.  Last month I reviewed Intervision's release of GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY  (see review here).   Now I am getting to review another of their great releases, DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION!

  This is one of the crazier Naziploitation films I have seen, but still not the craziest.  That title goes to 1976's SALON KITTY.   This one is close second, though, and probably better overall.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Severin Films website:

  One of the first Italian ‘Nazisploitation’ shockers is also one of the strangest: John Steiner stars as the depraved Commandant of a camp where beautiful women are brutalized, degraded, forced to submit to female officers, and trained to be prostitutes for the Reich. But will a mass escape attempt unleash the most sadistic tortures of all? Lina Polito, Erna Schurer, Sara Sperati and Solvi Stubing co-star in this rancid slab of über-sleaze from writer/director Rino Di Silvestro, now presented totally uncensored including the notorious ‘cork & razor’ scene!

  I think this is one of the better made Naziploitation films from all the ones I have seen.   This one brings something new to the table with some very disturbing scenes, including a "shaving" scene were the actresses actually had their heads  (among other things) shaved.   I can't imagine being an actor in one of these films.  These women went through a lot during the filming I assume.  That really helps with the realistic feel of the film, though.   Don't worry too much about the ladies,though....they get their revenge in the end!  

  If you have never seen a Naziploitation film, this is a good one to start with.  DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION is available now from Intervision Picture Corp.  Intervision has been releasing some great DVD's lately, and I love the retro looking cover artwork they have been using for these films.   The DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION DVD contains the following special features:

*  A Brief History of Sadiconazista- Interview with Film Historian Marcus Stiglegger
*  What Does John Steiner Think?
*  Camp Rino- Interview with Director Rino Di Silvestro
*  Theatrical Trailer


CLICK HERE to buy the DVD

http://www.severin-films.com/


Friday, August 22, 2014

Has anyone found an 8 bit Jason Voorhees figure at their local Toys 'R Us store yet?


 If you hadn't heard yet, NECA toys has released a Toys 'R Us exclusive Jason Voorhees figure.   The figure is a 8-bit Mego style Jason figure, very similar to the one released at San Diego Comic Con in 2013.  The figure is based on the look of Jason from the original Nintendo Friday The 13th game as seen in this screen shot below:
 

 











 This is one collectible I wanted so bad, but couldn't get my hands on.  Now that they are releasing it to the Toys 'R Us stores, I might have a chance.  Unfortunately, they are starting to show up in Toys 'R Us stores all over the country, yet I have been to my local store twice in the last week and they have not got them yet. 

  Here is what the package looks like:


 











  Let me know if you are one of the lucky ones who find this collectible at your local Toys 'R Us.  Also, if your store has them and you pick an extra one up for me, I will gladly PayPal you the price of the figure, your shipping costs, and I will give you a shout out on my blog telling the entire world what an awesome person you are!!  Ha!

Good luck finding these! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DVD Review: DEAD ON APPRAISAL


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1961236/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1DEAD ON APPRAISAL
Directed by Sean Canfield, Scott Dawson and David Sherbrook
Distributed by  Brain Damage Films

  I have seen some crazy films in my life, but this one is up there in terms of crazy!   Here is the basic plot synopsis from the Brain Damage Films website:

  In this bizarre anthology, Infested Films tells the story of real estate agent John Dante, who can't sell his house. By reliving the house's sordid past, John discovers that there may be more lurking beneath the surface of this seemingly cursed abode.

  This anthology is made up of three tales:  THE MORNING AFTER, FATHER LAND, and FREDDIE AND THE GOBLINS.  I found the first tale and third to be a lot of fun.  The middle tale, FATHER LAND, was way too slow for me.  In fact, I found myself actually fast forwarding through that one....something I rarely do.   But as the saying goes, two out of three 'aint bad!

  DEAD ON APPRAISAL is extremely low budget and it shows, but what the filmmakers are able to do with their budget is pretty amazing when it comes to the effects and gore in this film.  The gore really is the star of the show here, with tons of blood and crazy effects, most of which are all practical effects.  Very little CG is used that I can tell, except for the scene where someone gets shot and you can see right through him through the hole in his abdomen.  That was a very cool scene, though, so we can let the CG slide for that one  (you can probably tell I am not a fan of the CG effects in horror films). 
 
  I couldn't do a review of this film without mentioning the puppets from the final story.  Yes, I said puppets.  Seems silly, but I can't help but like a movie with puppets, especially when they are as nasty and crude as these puppets are!  

  While not a masterpiece by any means, DEAD ON APPRAISAL is a fun film and definitely worth you checking out.   If you've seen it already, leave a comment and let me know what you thought!

  DEAD ON APPRAISAL is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Behind the scenes featurettes
*  Original Trailers


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

http://braindamagefilms.com/




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And the winner is......


















 Congratulations to Megan Beck on winning the latest 4H DVD giveaway!  

 Megan won the Wild Eye Releasing prize pack featuring THE BLOODY APE and GOTH KILL on DVD, along with a GOTH KILL mini poster!     Congrats Megan!!  

 If you didn't win this time, don't worry, you can still purchase these great DVD's from the Wild Eye Releasing website by clicking here

  Stay tuned to the 4H blog for another great DVD giveaway coming soon!


http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/







Monday, August 18, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 8/19
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

CROC
FACE:  A FRAT PARTY MASSACRE
LEGEND OF HELL
LEVIATHAN [DVD & Blu-ray]
MANEATER
NEVERLAKE
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE   [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE QUIET ONES  [DVD & Blu-ray]
ROSEMARY'S BABY  (2014 TV Mini-series)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  THE SACRAMENT   [DVD & Blu-ray]
SEPTIC MAN
VARSITY BLOOD
ZOMBIE WARS:  BATTLE OF THE BONE

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blu-ray Review: RIGOR MORTIS


http://www.wellgousa.com/rigor-mortis
RIGOR MORTIS
Directed by
Distributed by WELL GO USA

 I recently watched RIGOR MORTIS, not having any clue what to expect going into this film. The film has a first time director, and a crazy sounding plot, so I went into this completely blindfolded.  I came out of it, though, with my eyes wide open and looking forward to the next film from Juno Mak.   This film is a treat for your eyes with some of the most visually stunning effects I have seen in some time.  Before I go any further, here is the plot of the film courtesy of the Well Go USA website:

  A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, Taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors

  The plot sounds pretty simple, yet the film was actually a little confusing to me at times.  Mainly because of the ghost aspect and not really knowing if who, or what, you are seeing is actually "real" or not.   The plot really is not that important though, when watching a film that is just this visually beautiful!   The effects and creepy imagery are the star of the show here and do not disappoint.  Throw in a healthy dose of some of the greatest martial arts action I have seen in quite some time, and you have one movie that will blow you away. 

  Turn down the lights, crank up the surround sound and get ready for a fun ride!  I have a big fan of RIGOR MORTIS and highly recommend it!   RIGOR MORTIS is out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Well Go USA Home Entertainment.


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


http://www.wellgousa.com/



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Check out the trailer and disgusting opening scene for the upcoming film, SEPTIC MAN!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2574666/?ref_=nm_knf_t3 Check out the trailer and opening scene for the upcoming Canadian horror flick,  SEPTIC MAN!  Just when you thought you had seen it all comes a horror movie based in the sewer!  Here is the basic synopsis from the film's imdb.com page:

 A sewage worker gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. To escape, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront the murdering madman known as Lord Auch.

 SEPTIC MAN is directed by , who previously directed the 2011 film, MONSTER BRAWL.  From the looks of the trailer and that disgusting opening scene, this movie is going to be crazy!  Check it out and let me know what you think!

  SEPTIC MAN is on VOD now and will be in select theaters, this Friday, August 15th.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to watch the opening scene

Monday, August 11, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 8/12
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

BITTEN:  THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
BLOODSUCKING FREAKS  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
BUNNYMAN MASSACRE
*  THE BUTTERFLY ROOM
CRAWL OR DIE
DARK SPACE
THE EMPTY
*  HELL'S CARETAKER
THE MIDNIGHT GAME
*  MONDO MAGIC
MONSTER MADNESS:  GOLDEN AGE OF THE HORROR FILM
MOTEL HELL  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
PROXY  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
SANTA SANGRE
SEED OF DARKNESS
THE TOXIC AVENGER  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
WORM


Thursday, August 7, 2014

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITON is coming soon!!


 When anyone asks me what my favorite horror film of all time is, I usually hesitate for a bit.  It's so hard to choose between all my favorites, but it never fails after a minute or so I come up with the same answer, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.   I think I am about to love this movie more than ever with this new 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films! 

  There are 4 versions of the film coming out, with the best being a rare collectors edition Black Mara Box Set.  Here is some info about these upcoming releases from the press release:


 THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Edition of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE will be released at retail in October but will be available exclusively at www.gorgon-video.com for 30 days starting September 16, 2014. Fans of the film will recognize the unique packaging as a replica of the iconic 'Black Maria' cattle truck that comes to Sally Hardesty's rescue when she's being pursued by Leatherface, a fitting nod to the legions of TCSM enthusiasts who were instrumental in keeping the film at the forefront of the genre throughout for the past 40 years and a true collectible display piece.'

 

http://gorgon-video.com/products/the-texas-chain-saw-massacre-40th-anniversary-black-maria-limited-edition
 
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40th ANNIVERSARY BLACK MARIA LIMITED EDITION BOX SET
Street Date: Exclusively at gorgon-video.com only September 16, 2014
Street Date: retail outlets nationwide October 14, 2014
SRP: $99.98
Rate R
4K Digital Transfer, 7/1 Surround audio
 
 This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will include a wealth of extras, including:

 
A Leatherface apron
Theatrical mini-poster 
Five audio options
Four feature commentaries with the filmmakers and cast,
Several making-of featurettes
Deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, trailers and much more

 
 
A Collector's Edition Bonus Disc is included that contains the following:
* 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
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa's Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from "The Shocking Truth"
* Horror's Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents "Making Grandpa"
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots
 
 
 
In addition to the Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Edition of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE , the film will also be released as a standard DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD/Blu-ray Combo on September 16 at retail outlets nationwide.


THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40
th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD & BD COMBO

Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $49.98
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
 
 
 
 
EXTRAS:
Collector's Edition Bonus Disc:* 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
* The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman
* New Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Grandpa's Tales: An Interview with John Dugan
* Cutting Chain Saw: An Interview With Editor J. Larry Carroll
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
* Blooper Reel
* Outtakes from "The Shocking Truth"
* Horror's Hallowed Grounds: TCSM
* Dr. W.E. Barnes Presents "Making Grandpa"
* Still Gallery
* 40th Anniversary Trailer
* Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

 


 
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40
th ANNIVERSARY DVD OR BD

Street Date: September 16, 2014
SRP: $24.98 DVD / $29.98 BLU-RAY
Rated R
4k Digital Transfer, 7.1 Surround audio
 
EXTRAS:
4 Feature Commentaries:
* Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl
* Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain, and Production Designer Robert Burns
* NEW Commentary with Writer-Producer-Director Tobe Hooper
* NEW Commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Editor J. Larry Carroll and Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou


Now the question is, which one will you get?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The notorious GUINNEA PIG series is being revived in the new AMERICAN GUINNEA PIG films!


  If you are a fan of horror, especially gore films, then you surely know about the Japanese GUINNEA PIG series of films.  These included the titles DEVIL'S EXPERIMENT, ANDROID OF NOTRE DAME, MERMAID IN A MANHOLE, and FLOWER OF FLESH AND BLOOD as well as  few others.  These films were known for their graphic violence and realistic looking gore.  In fact, they looked so realistic that many times the films were thought to be actual snuff films, launching actual police investigations into the films and their creators.  

  The great folks at Unearthed Films brought these films to the U.S. with an excellent box set years ago.  Now, the founder of Unearthed Films, Stephen Biro, is bringing the Guinea Pig series back in a BIG way!   Mr. Biro will be directing the first  installment of a new revamping of the series called, aptly named, AMERICAN GUINEA PIG!  The first film in this new series is titled BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE.   I think that title pretty much sums up what you will see in this new series of films.  I know I am super excited for this new project!  Here are some pics from the first film that will give you a small sampling of what is in store for you with the new AMERICAN GUINEA PIG films!


 

 
  Keep in mind these are the somewhat "tame" pics that I can show on my site!  I have seen some other pics from the film and they look like they are really giving these films all they got in terms of the blood and gore.  Mr. Biro is not holding anything back and it looks like he is going to give us gore fans something we haven't seen in a long time!

  Stay tuned and I will pass on more details once they are available!  Also, like the AMERICAN GUINEA PIG Facebook page for more info and details!

Monday, August 4, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014











  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 8/5
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

ANNA
GRIZZLY  (1976)
*  HAUNTING SARAH
OCULUS  [DVD and Blu-ray]
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
WITHOUT WARNING  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]


Saturday, August 2, 2014

It's giveaway time!! Enter to win this great DVD prize pack from Wild Eye Releasing!















 I realized how long it has been since I have done a DVD giveaway and figured now is as good of time as any to remedy that!  So, I am going to give one lucky reader an awesome prize pack courtesy of the fine folks at Wild Eye Releasing

 Up for grabs is a copy of THE BLOODY APE and GOTH KILL on DVD, along with a GOTH KILL mini poster!    One winner chosen at random will win all this great stuff!   Tell your friends!


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 win, 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 Saturday, , August 16th, 2014. Comments must be left by the end of the day on 8/16  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!!!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Check out the interview Rob Zombie about his new film, 31, and how you can help support the film!


http://www.fanbacked.com/c/31-rob-zombie-film/
  I'm sure by now everyone has heard about Rob Zombie's next horror project, a film called 31.   I guess he is going a different route with this film and is not going through a studio with the film.  In fact, he is using the site FanBacked  (similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo) to raise money for the film!  Contributors can get some great perks for donating, including signed posters and DVDs, and even the chance to be an extra in the film!

 According to Mr. Zombie, 31 was inspired by a fact he read about how many people disappear every October 31st.   Here is the plot from the film's imdb page:

Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.


CLICK HERE to visit the 31 FanBacked website, watch the interview, and contribute!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blu-ray Review: CURTAINS

  
http://synapse-films.com/synapse-films/curtains-blu-ray/CURTAINS
Directed by  (as Jonathan Stryker)
Distributed by Synapse films / CAV Distributing Corp

  The only thing I love more than watching one of my favorite 80's slasher flicks, is watching an 80's slasher flick nowadays that I have never seen before!  Such was the case with the 1983 classic, CURTAINS.   I had never really heard much about this movie, but I remember always seeing the VHS box back when I worked at a video rental store.  For some reason I just never checked it out.  I hate I missed out on seeing such a great film so long ago, but I love that I get to see it now on Blu-ray thanks to Synapse films!    If you are unfamiliar with this film like I was, here is the synopsis courtesy of the Synapse films website:

  A group of women gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of director Jonathan Stryker (Vernon). He’s searching for the perfect woman to play the role of the crazed character “Audra”, and these women are just dying for the chance to play her! Stryker’s last star, Samantha Sherwood (Eggar), is so determined to get the part, she committed herself to an asylum to prepare for the role. Unfortunately for all, a crazed killer in a disgusting “hag” mask is viciously murdering everyone one by one. Who will survive the final curtain call?

  This is a great film, and while it is a slasher film, it feels more like an Italian Giallo film, which makes sense being an early 80's slasher.  The modern slasher film derived from the Giallo sub-genre, so I guess this is a bridge piece where you can see the two horror sub-genres crossing paths.   There is not much blood/gore which is more the Giallo characteristic, but it has all the makings of a Slasher film as well, with some very unique and crazy kills.   One in particular involves the killer wearing an ultra creepy "old lady" mask as she ice skates across a frozen pond to get to her victim.  The close up of her skates in slow motion really builds the tension, and I just can't get over how creepy of an image this is.

  Another creepy aspect of this film (as if the creepy old lady mask wasn't enough), is the presence of a creepy doll throughout the film (as seen on the Blu-ray cover).  Killer dolls in movies always scare me, so this was a nice added feature to go along with the already creepy vibe given off by this film.   The film is also a mystery, or a "who-done-it" type film, as we don't know who the killer is until the very end, although I have to say I have seen enough of these type films by now, I caught on to who the killer was very early in the film, as you will probably too.  Regardless, it is still a very enjoyable film that I am very glad to have finally got the chance to view.

  This film is a must see for 80's slasher films.  CURTAINS is available now on DVD and Blu-ray from Synapse films, and contains the following special features:

*  Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from Original Vault Materials
*  5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for This Release
*  THE ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE: THE MAKING OF “CURTAINS” – An All-New retrospective featuring interviews with Director Richard Ciupka, Stars Lesleh Donaldson & Lynne Griffin, Editor Michael MacLaverty, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Greg Cannom, and Composer Paul Zaza
*  CIUPKA - A FILM-MAKER IN TRANSITION - Director Gordon Thornes vintage documentary short, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage from CURTAINS (Blu-ray exclusive)
*  Audio Commentary with Stars Lesleh Donaldson & Lynne Griffin
*  Audio Interview with Producer Peter R. Simpson
*  Audio Interview with Star Samantha Eggar
*  Theatrical Trailer


CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
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Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm back!!


Ok, not back from the dead as the pic might suggest, but I am back from Summer vacation!  Regular blog posts will begin again immediately!  Thanks!

-Zombie Hayes

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014













Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 7/29
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

BLIND DEAD:  THE COMPLETE SAGA
CURTAINS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE DEN
*  I'LL KILL YOU, I'LL BURY YOU, I'LL SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE TOO
THE PYRAMID
TWIN PEAKS:   THE ENTIRE MYSTERY  [Blu-ray]


Friday, July 18, 2014

Hayes Hudson's House of Horror is taking a vacation!
















 I just wanted to let you all know that I am going to be taking about a week off from blogging for a much needed vacation, so don't expect any new posts over the next week or so.  Once I'm back, I'll start up the blog posts again!   Thanks!!












-Zombie Hayes

The Sci-Fi classic TRANCERS now available on Blu-ray!


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/Trancers-1-Blu-Ray-_p_913.html  I thought all you Sci-Fi fans might like to know that the classic Sci-Fi film, TRANCERS, is now available on Blu-ray!   For those not familiar with this film, here is the basic plot synopsis from the film's imdb.com page:

Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert people into zombie like creatures known as trancers. Whistler has managed to escape through time travel and is loose in 1980s L.A. but Deth is on his trail.

 TRANCERS is available on Blu-ray for the first time from fullmoondirect.com, and has been remastered with AMAZING Widescreen color correction, 5.1 surround sound, and an incredible amount of extras including the following special features:

* Audio Commentary by Tim Thomserson and Charles Band
* Daniel Griffith's Trancers Featurette
* Rare Interview with Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, and Megan Ward
* Complete Trancers: City of Lost Angels Segment from the Pulsepounders Trilogy
* Rare Stills Gallery
* Rare Full Moon Trailers

 Hopefully, I will have a full review of the film coming soon!!

CLICK HERE to order the Blu-ray!
CLICK HERE to watch an excerpt from the Trancers Featurette exclusively available on the Blu-ray

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DVD Review: SCARLET FRY'S HORRORAMA


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1267169/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  I have seen and reviewed a few of director Walter Ruether's movies before on this website.  First, back in 2010 with  NIGHTMARE ALLEY (see that review here), then SCARLET FRY'S JUNKFOOD HORRORFEST back in 2011 (see that review here), and finally DEATH BY VHS just last year (see that review here).

 These are all very low budget movies, made by someone who obviously loves the horror genre. What director Walter Ruether lacks in terms of budget is made up for in his fun stories and gore effects. Ok, let's be honest, the gore effects are not state of the art by any means...they are cheap, practical, fun effects, which is why I like them.

   This latest review is actually for one of Mr. Ruether's earliest films, called SCARLET FRY'S HORRORAMA.   Host Scarlet Fry takes you on a trip through 6 short segments in this horror anthology. This film is actually my favorite of Ruether's films, I believe. This film was made back in 1989 and watching this immediately brought back memories of the VHS days. The transfer looks like a VHS film, and the sound is not great, which makes you feel like you are watching an old VHS. This is how you would have seen the film back when it was originally released and brought upon me a very fun, nostalgic feeling.

   As I mentioned earlier, the film is broken up into 6 segments or short films. Some are better than others, but all are entertaining and fun.  A couple of my favorite segments were "IN THE SACK" about a psycho woman who makes an evening with her one you will always remember...or should I say, dis-member!  My other favorite was "MANWICH", mainly because of the awesome gore scene involving a chainsaw and a man's leg.   The rest of the segments were good too, you will see everything from zombies attacking people in a graveyard, to a abusive wife who abuses her husband one too many times, which turns out to be the last time!

  Like I mentioned before, this film is very low budget, and it looks every bit of the 25 years old that is, but if you go into it knowing what to expect, I think you will really enjoy this film.  I know I did!

 SCARLET FRY'S HORRORAMA is now available in a 25th Anniversary Edition DVD, loaded with bonus features such as a trailer, music video, and an interview with Walter Ruether. This new DVD is available directly from the director, Walter Ruether, for only $15 in the U.S (or $35 overseas) by emailing him directly at waltruether@yahoo.com.  Mr. Ruether will even sign the DVD for you at no additional charge!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Also, Mr. Ruether is already hard at work on his next feature, SCREAM MACHINE, but he needs our help!   An Indiegogo campaign is underway to help raise funds for this new film!  There are tons of great perks for donating to this new film!

CLICK HERE to visit the SCREAM MACHINE indiegogo page


Monday, July 14, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014













Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 7/15
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

DEADLY EYES  [DVD/Blu-ray Combo]
*  KILLER LEGENDS
MUNECOS INFERNALES
OPEN GRAVE [DVD & Blu-ray]
SCANNERS (CRITERION COLLECTION)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE SURROGATE
SX_TAPE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
TOXIN
TORMENT
UNDER THE SKIN  [DVD & Blu-ray]

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Check out the trailer for the upcoming film, DRACULA: UNTOLD


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829150/?ref_=nv_sr_1
 I have always been a zombie fan, but Vampire movies are starting to slowly become one of my favorite sub-genres of horror.  The latest vampire film is called DRACULA: UNTOLD and tells the story about how the man we know as "Dracula" came to be.  

  This trailer looks great, sort of a Dracula film with a the fighting and style of a film like 300 mixed in.  I will be checking this one out in theaters for sure!   The film is directed by , who from the looks of his imdb.com page is a first time feature director.  This film seems like a huge undertaking for a new director, but from the looks of the trailer, he did an amazing job!

   DRACULA: UNTOLD will be released to theaters  October 17th of this year.  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think about this one...are you excited to see this one?



CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's World Cup [Zombie] Fever with GOAL OF THE DEAD!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2787824/?ref_=nv_sr_1  I just watched the trailer for a new foreign zombie film called, GOAL OF THE DEAD.  I figured with the World Cup going on right now it would be the perfect time to feature this new soccer, or I mean, fùtbol film, on the blog.  I can't say I have ever seen a zombie film based around this sport, so this should be a fun one to check out!  Here is the basic plot of the film from the Fearnet.com feature on the film:

 For the Olympique de Paris soccer team, this away match scheduled against Caplongue was merely supposed to be one last chore before the end of the professional season. Yet no one could ever have imagined that an unknown rabies-like infection was going to spread like wildfire, turning this small town's inhabitants into ultra-violent and highly contagious creatures. For Samuel, the former golden boy who is nearing retirement, Idriss, the arrogant wunderkind, Coubert, the team's depressed coach and Solène, the young ambitious journalist, this will turn into the most important confrontation of their lives.

  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014













Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 7/8
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

ART OF DARKNESS
THE BABY  [Blu-ray]
THE BACKPACKER
BANANA MOTHERF#CK#R
BLOODY BIRTHDAY [Blu-ray]
BLOODY MOON  [Blu-ray]
FAVOR
HUNTING THE LEGEND
RIGOR MORTIS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
SERIAL KILLER CULTURE
STAGE FRIGHT  (2014)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THIRTY PROOF COIL

DVD Review: GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074569/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_plGESTAPO'S LAST ORGY
Directed by
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

  I have always been a huge fan of exploitation films.   I can really appreciate a film that shows something different, something you aren't expecting, and something truly shocking.   There are many different sub-genres to the exploitation films, one of my favorite being the naziploitation films of the later 70's.   GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY is by far one of the craziest of the naziploitation films.  Here is the plot synopsis from the film's imdb.com page:

  Lise Cohen is taken to a special prisoner-of-war camp for female Jews, a camp run as a bordello to entertain the German officers and troops going in to battle. The camp is run with an iron fist by Commandant Starker and his minion Alma. Starker becomes frustrated when Lise demonstrates no fear, and devises cruel experiments to scare her, to no avail. Once she realizes her guilt is unfounded, Lise begins to play Starker's game, but even though she begins living a better life, she doesn't forget the atrocities she has seen and experienced.

  This is one of the better films in the Nazi exploitation film library in every way.  The film is well made and shot well, even if what we are viewing on screen is not a pretty subject.    The movie is hard to watch, of course, and reminds viewers that atrocities such as this actually happened during Hitler's Nazi reign.

  The filmmakers didn't hold anything back when it comes to showing the horrors that the Nazi soldiers put upon the women of the camp.  The women at the camp were basically sex slaves, and were treated very inhumanly, all for the enjoyment of the Nazi Generals and the wicked warden, Alma.   One only has to watch the scene where Alma throws a menstruating woman to a pack of hungry dogs to see just how cruel this woman is.

  The main character Lise figures out quickly that the best way to survive is to form a special sexual relationship with one of the head Generals.  She plays this game the entire time which makes life easier for her inside, even though she has to watch and even participate in some of her fellow inmates deaths.

  GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY is not for the squeamish.  It has some scenes that are extremely hard to watch, but if you like films like SALO, SALON KITTY, and ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE S.S., you will definitely like this one.

  GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY is available now on DVD from Intervision Pictures and contains the following special features:

*  A Brief History of Sadiconazista- Interview with Film Historian Marcus Stiglegger
*  Theatrical Trailer

  Also, I want to point out the super cool retro looking cover art to this new release.  This DVD cover art is much more fitting to this film than that of previous DVD releases.  This release is totally uncut and uncensored, so you are getting the best cut of the film with this release. 


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


https://www.severin-films.com/