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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Check out the ultra gory Chainsaw Massacre Prank!!


  I always love a good prank, and horror pranks are the best!  This prank involves a Leatherface looking dude in a mask sawing up a guy in parking garage!  They use an amputee to simulate a man who has been sawed up by the masked mad man! Pretty good stuff!  Check it out!





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DVD Review: KILLING MR. RIGHT (2014)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3043264/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1KILLING MR. RIGHT
Written & Directed by
Produced by Kerosene Films

  It's hard to believe it's been 5 years since I reviewed a film from director Kerry Beyer.  That film was called SPIRIT CAMP and was one of the best independent horror films I have seen in a long time.  You can read my review of SPIRIT CAMP here.  I mentioned in that review that I looked forward to seeing future projects from this amazing filmmaker.  Well, here we are 5 years later and Kerry Beyer's newest film, KILLING MR. RIGHT, is now available for our viewing pleasure!  Needless to say, Beyer does not disappoint in his latest film.   This film is more of a crime/revenge flick than true horror film, but horror fans will be glad to know that this film is still full of carnage and gore!  Before I go any further, here is the basic plot of the film from the Kerosene Films website:

Convinced her roommate’s new fiancé is the man who abducted and raped her, a young law student, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, takes justice into her own hands as she exacts revenge… but does she have the right man? Elizabeth Jackson and Kerry Beyer star in this disturbing revenge thriller that pushes the limits of sadism, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “cruel and unusual punishment.”

  KILLING MR. RIGHT is an excellent film that will entertain you on many levels.  The film is a great crime/revenge flick, but as stated above, the film delivers in terms of blood and gore as well, including guy getting disemboweled and a woman getting her eyeball plucked out of her head with a meat hook!   Yuck!  I won't say anymore, as I don't want to give too much away, but this is a film you will definitely want to check out.   The film has some laugh out loud dialog as well, to lighten the mood a bit on what is otherwise a very dark, serious film.   The acting is very good as well, with every member of the cast turning in a great performance.

   The press release says that KILLING MR. RIGHT is "a psychological horror film reminiscent of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE meets AMERICAN PSYCHO".  This is a very good comparison and if you are a fan of those films, I think you will definitely enjoy this film.   KILLING MR. RIGHT is available now through various platforms including DVD and VOD.   The DVD contains the following special features:

*  Director Commentary
*  Behind the Scenes
*  Special FX Makeup Tutorial
*  Lord Von Black Music Video


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to watch on Vimeo On Demand
CLICK HERE to download the film from iTunes.com


http://www.kerosenefilms.com/



Monday, October 13, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 10/14


*  ATROCITY
*  CAULDRON OF BLOOD   [Blu-ray]
*  CHEMICAL PEEL
*  THE DEATH KISS
*  THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  DEVIL'S DEAL
*  DON'T BLINK 
*  DRACULA:  SEASON ONE
*  DRY BONES
*  EDGAR WALLACE COLLECTION Vol 3 (TERRIBLE PEOPLE/INN ON THE RIVER)
*  EVILS OF THE NIGHT
*  GORE QUEBEC
*  HALLOW'S EVE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  HOUSE OF BODIES
*  IN THE CLOSET
*  JENNIFER  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  KILLING MR. RIGHT
*  LAS LUCHADORAS CONTRA EL ROBOT ASESINO
*  MONSTER MADNESS:  MUTANTS, SPACE INVADERS, & DRIVE-INS
*  THE NOSTRIL PICKER
*  PENNY DREADFUL:  SEASON ONE  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
*  WEREWOLF RISING
*  WITCHING & BITCHING
*  WONDERLAND


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blu-ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON


http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/detail.aspx?projectID=bed5b3a5-06a3-e311-b062-d4ae527c3b65THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
Distributed by:  Anchor Bay Entertainment

  There is really not much I have to say about THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4.  If you are a fan of the show, you have seen the episodes by now.   But, even if you've seen all the episodes of Season 4, you will want to pick up the DVD/Blu-ray release of THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 from Anchor Bay for sure!

 First off, this is one of the greatest TV shows ever made.  I truly believe that.  Watching this show is like watching one of the best zombie movies you will ever see every Sunday night.  You will want to have these on DVD or Blu-ray so you can revisit this show someday when it is eventually off the air.   This is one show you will want to show your kids someday. 

  Second off, you will want to get this box set for all the great special features!  Anchor Bay always does a great job with THE WALKING DEAD season releases, and Season 4 is no exception.   This set is packed with Featurettes including:

*  Inside The Walking Dead
*  The Making of  THE WALKING DEAD
*  Drawing Inspiration
*  Hershel
*  The Governor Is Back
*  Society, Science, & Survival
*  Inside KNB EFX
*  A Journey Back To Brutality

Also included are Audio Commentaries on Episodes 1, 5, 9, 12, &14 and Extended Episodes for episodes 9, 14, & 16 as well as Deleted Scenes!

  New episodes of THE WALKING DEAD start Sunday night, October 12th at 9/8 Central.


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


http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/Entertainment.aspx

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DVD Review: NECROPHILE PASSION


http://www.blacklava.tk/NECROPHILE PASSION
Written & Directed by  
Distributed by Black Lava Entertainment

  I recently watched another very shocking movie, this one dealing with one of the most taboo subjects there is, Necrophilia.  The film is called NECROPHILE PASSION and it is as gross and disturbing as you think it would be.  This is not a topic we see much in horror films, in fact, the only other films I can think on with this topic as their main story line are the German NEKROMANTIK films from the late 80's /early 90s.  Most studios and filmmakers these days would dare not make a new movie about this subject, but Black Lava Entertainment is apparently not your normal film company!  This is a company known for distributing films that are ground breaking and barrier breaking, with no subject too sensitive to cover.   

  Here is the plot of NECROPHILE PASSION from the Black Lava Entertainment website:

   After having been left by his girlfriend, who treated him like shit, a young man finds a female body in a nearby woods. His conscience tells him to call the police, but a sinister urge commands him to take the corpse home with him. After having done so, his dark desires go rampant and he molests the corpse various times. His life is in shambles and only the love to the woman's dead body gives him the strength to continue. However, he has not yet tied up all the loose ends with his girlfriend and it is time for him to finally get his revenge. Who will triumph in this diabolical love triangle? Man, woman or corpse?

  I remember being totally disgusted years ago when I watched the NEKROMANTIK dvds.  This film does a remarkable job of shocking the viewer just as the NEKROMANTIK movies did years ago.  It's hard to say this film is good, as the subject matter is so hard to watch and deal with.  The  movie is very well made, though, almost to an artistic degree at various points in the film.   The acting is great and with a 52 minute run time, the movie is paced very well and doesn't drag on like some films do when they feel they have to stretch the movie out to 80 or 90 minutes.

  This film was obviously made to shock and disturb people, and with that being the case, the filmmakers succeeded on every level.   If you are a fan of shock cinema, this is one you will want to check out for sure!

  Black Lava Entertainment is an Austrian based DVD company,  but this DVD played fine in my player, so their DVD's must be region free. 

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer  (**WARNING** NSFW trailer)
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD  (click on the SHOP tab)



http://www.blacklava.tk/








Monday, October 6, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 10/7
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY:  COVEN  (Season 3)  [DVD & Blu-ray]
BATES MOTEL:  SEASON 2  [DVD & Blu-ray]
BREAKING AT THE EDGE
CREEPING CRAWLING
CULT
*  A DARK PLACE INSIDE
THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED 2
THE DEVIL INCARNATE
THE FIRST POWER [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  THE FOLLOWING:  SEASON 2   [DVD & Blu-ray]
GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
A HAUNTING AT PRESTON CASTLE
HEMLOCK GROVE:  SEASON 1  [DVD & Blu-ray]
INSIDE
JEEPERS CREEPERS 1&2
*  THE LEGEND OF LIZZY BORDEN
MINE GAMES
NEKROMANTIK  [DVD & Blu-ray]
RAW FORCE  [Blu-ray/DVD combo]
RED HOUSE
SCREAMERS
SHARKNADO 2  [DVD & Blu-ray]
SLEDGE
TALK TO THE DEAD
ZOMBIE ISLE


Sunday, October 5, 2014

DVD Review: AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST


http://www.thesleazebox.com/DVD-AH.htmlAMERIKAN HOLOKAUST
Directed by
Distributed by Icon Film Studios/The Sleaze Box

  I have seen some brutal movies before, but this one is among the most brutal film I have ever laid eyes on.   The film is called AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST and is about two of the worst serial killers in American history.   What we see is the videotape that the killers made as they documented all the women they kidnapped, tortured, and killed.  

  Obviously this is going to draw comparisons to the cult AUGUST UNDERGROUND series.   While they are very similar in nature, AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST steps it up a notch (or two) in terms of violence and perversion from the AU films. While we don't just see women kidnapped and tortured, AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST goes all out and adds cannibalism and some of the most grotesque gore I have seen in a film in quite some time.   The acting is extremely good by Bob Glazier and Jules Sceiro who play the parts of the serial killers.  They give very extreme performances and are very believable in their roles.  Most of the female actresses playing the victims do a great job as well, especially for the tough role they had to play.  A couple of them seemed a little too calm in nature considering their circumstances, but overall the acting was very good.

  Again I have to mention the gore.  At one point, a woman is murdered and then cut open while one of the killers begins to eat her intestines and then do naughty things with her spleen.  I'll leave that up to your imagination...until you actually watch the dvd, of course, then the exact image will be stuck in your head forever like mine! Ugh! 

  If you are looking for a scary horror movie with a great plot and scares, this is not the film for you.  If you are a fan of the AUGUST UNDERGROUND trilogy, SCRAPBOOK, SCHRAMM, or similar films, then this is the DVD for you.  AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST is truly shocking, something you don't see much these days with the normal, mainstream horror films.  Kudos to the filmmakers for such an incredibly realistic view on this subject matter.  Knowing that people like this actually exist in the world make this even more shocking and hard to believe.  

AMERIKAN HOLOKAUST and all their other DVD's (except newest releases) are on sale for only $5 (plus S&H) for the entire month of October!  Click the links below to watch the trailer and purchase the DVD!


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


http://www.thesleazebox.com/index.html







Friday, October 3, 2014

Check out the trailer for the upcoming video game, THE EVIL WITHIN

http://theevilwithin.com/en-us

  If you have not seen the trailer for the upcoming video game, THE EVIL WITHIN, take a moment and watch it now.  This game looks crazy, and very gory.  Here is some info about the game including the story synopsis from the games official website:


Developed by Shinji Mikami -- creator of the seminal Resident Evil series -- and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

Story:
While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead.

Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.



THE EVIL WITHIN will be released across multiple platforms on October 14th.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blu-ray review: THE DEAD 2


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2917336/?ref_=nv_sr_1
THE DEAD 2
Written & Directed by:  and
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment

  Three years ago I wrote a review of the Ford Brothers zombie film, THE DEAD.  You can read that review here.  THE DEAD was one of the best zombie films I have ever seen.  I loved every second of that film.   I was very excited to hear that they were making a sequel.   As you know, most sequels are never as good as the original film, but I am happy to report that THE DEAD 2 is just as good as the first.   In fact, it is almost a carbon copy of the first film, with different characters in a different location, but as good as the first film was, I was fine with "more of the same". 
Here is the basic plot of the film from the film's official press release:

A ship docks fresh from Somalia which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India’s overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson, Casino Royale) is working in the stark yet tranquil Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love Ishani (Meenu), a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai and who has hidden their relationship from her tradition-minded father. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life as chaos and terror have taken ahold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living.  Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300 mile landscape filled with flesh-eating – and infectious – undead.  With the help of young street kid Javed (Anand Goyal), he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force to try and save them all, as the clock ticks off the minutes before the last flight out of a living hell...
 
  I have read some reviews of this film with complaints that this film was too similar to the first.  As I stated before that is true, but my answer to that is that I didn't want the first movie to end. It was just that good.  So for me, I had no problem with this sequel being like the first film.  I think that is why so many sequels don't work, because the filmmakers try to be drastically different in their approach to the second film.   Sticking with what worked the first time seems to work, an example that comes to mind is EVIL DEAD 2.   That was a film that was better than the original, but was basically a remake of the first film. 
 
  If you saw THE DEAD, then you know exactly what to expect from THE DEAD 2.   It is more of the best zombie mayhem you will see in most zombie movies these days.    The story is simple, yet interesting enough to keep you entertained the entire running time.  The cinematography of this film is amazing as well.  Just like the first film which took place in Africa, the scenery in this film now set in India was breathtaking at times.   Great camera angles and camerawork are a nice addition to what is already a great film.
 
  THE DEAD 2 is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.  I highly recommend you check this one out!  Special Features include:
 
*  Deleted Scenes
*  The Making of THE DEAD 2
 
 
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray
 
 
http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/detail.aspx?projectID=455b4f6b-aed6-e311-b063-d4ae527c3b65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014



  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 9/30
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


DELIVERY:  THE BEAST WITHIN
GRAVE HALLOWEEN
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER [Blu-ray]
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (20th Anniversary Blu-ray)
KILLER FISH
*  THE LAST STEP DOWN
*  LEPRECHAUN:  THE COMPLETE COLLECTION [Blu-ray]
LEPRECHAUN ORIGINS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE PARANORMAL DIARIES:  CLOPHILL


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Check out the trailer for THE SCAREHOUSE


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2988852/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  I recently read an article about an upcoming horror film called, THE SCAREHOUSE.  I haven't really seen too many new horror movies coming out lately that I was excited by, so I was happy to hear about this one and see the trailer for it.   Here is the basic plot from the film's imdb page:

When two friends open a Halloween fun house on Devil's Night it is all fun and games until their former sorority sisters begin to arrive. These six sisters are confronted by their past as the night spins out of control.

 The trailer looks like this could be a very fun film!  THE SCAREHOUSE is set to debut on VOD and iTunes October 21st.  I have not seen a blu-ray/dvd release date yet.  



CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for THE SCAREHOUSE

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DVD Review: FETISH DOLLS DIE LAUGHING


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361237/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1FETISH DOLLS DIE LAUGHING
Directed by: 
Distributed by:  Worldwide Multimedia

  I have seen some crazy movies in my day, but a horror based on the "tickle monster" seems like one of the strangest concepts I have heard of!   What seems to be a super silly concept actually makes for a pretty fun movie.  Here is the basic plot from the film's imdb page:

  Do you remember, as a child, when your parents teased you with the "Tickle Monster"? It turns out that he's more real (and even more malevolent) than you could have ever imagined! With seedy photographer Billy Tagg (Michael McGovern) serving as the ancient entity's latest vessel, the Tickle Monster torments his way through a catalog of Billy's beautiful bondage babes - until no-nonsense homicide detective Greer English (Laura Romeo) catches wind of it. Now, the button-down detective must go undercover in a world where bizarre and macabre fantasies play out via the internet for the whole world to see. Can Greer stop the Tickle Monster's reign of terror or will she become the latest fetish doll to die laughing?

  First off, the movie is not meant to be taken seriously by any means.  It is meant to have fun and that's what it does.   While the film is not really scary by any means, it does have some good gore, including a crazy scene where the tickle monster puts a girl in a guillotine, and puts the rope in her mouth that is holding the blade at the top.  He then proceeds to tickle her feet and she must not let go of the rope, or she will be beheaded!  Well, I'm sure you can guess how that scene ends!  Ha!  

  There are quite a few funny scenes in this film, and while it tends to run a bit long, it managed to keep my attention the entire time, something that a lot of super low budget films like this are not usually able to do.   So if you want a cheesy, fun, horror flick...check out FETISH DOLLS DIE LAUGHING!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to visit the film's official Facebook page
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD


http://www.worldwidemultimedia.net/



Monday, September 22, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014



Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 9/23
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

1 DEAD PARTY
COLLAPSE
*  DOUBLE FEATURE FROM HELL: HELLINGER/HOLY TERROR
*  THE EXORCIST:  COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY  [Blu-ray]
FOUND
*  HALLOWEEN:  THE COMPLETE COLLECTION [Blu-ray]
THE INNOCENTS  [Criterion Collection Blu-ray]
LEGEND OF THE HILLBILLY BUTCHER
MUTANTIS
PARANORMAL CAPTIVITY
*  PSYCHOPATHIC MANIACS
THE ROVER [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  SAW:  THE COMPLETE MOVIE COLLECTION
SLASHER HOUSE
STAGEFRIGHT  [DVD & Blu-ray]
A VAULT OF VICTIMS
WER

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The AMERICAN GUINEA PIG trailer is finally here!


http://beneaththeunderground.com/agpbouquet/








 


  A few weeks ago, I posted about the AMERICAN GUINEA PIG film coming out soon.  This is a  reboot of the original Japanese GUINEA PIG film series.   Well, the trailer is finally out, and I have to tell you, this trailer blew me away.   I was expected some good gore, but nothing like this. This was gore on a sickening level, and I loved every second of it....should I be concerned about that? Ha!  Oh well.  Watch the trailer and let me know what you think.  They do not make movies like this anymore....fortunately for us, Director Stephen Biro is changing that.  
Watch the trailer, then leave a comment and let me know what you think! 


CLICK HERE  to watch the trailer

Monday, September 15, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014





  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 9/16


*  THE BATTERY  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  CONGO  [Blu-ray]
*  DARK FIELDS   [Blu-ray]
*  THE DEAD 2   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  DREAMCATCHER  [Blu-ray]
*  ERASERHEAD  [DVD & Blu-ray]
*  FROM DUSK TILL DAWN:  SEASON 1   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  GODZILLA   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  GHOSTBUSTERS 1&2 [Blu-ray]
*  HALLOWS EVE   [Blu-ray]
*  HANNIBAL:  SEASON 2   [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  HAZMAT
*  JUAN OF THE DEAD [Blu-ray]
*  SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT   [Blu-ray]
*  SLEEPY HOLLOW:  SEASON 1  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
*  THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE  [DVD &  Blu-ray]


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Check out the trailer for the upcoming film, KILLING MR. RIGHT


http://www.kerosenefilms.com/killing-mr-right/  A few years ago, I reviewed a fun slasher film from Kerosense Films called SPIRIT CAMP.  I was a huge fan of this film and of director . Well, Mr. Beyer is back with a brand new film, this time he is focusing on the revenge/thriller genre.  The film is called KILLING MR. RIGHT and the trailer is finally out for our viewing pleasure! 
   Here is the plot of the film from the Kerosene Films website:

Convinced her roommate’s new fiancé is the man who abducted and raped her, a young law student, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, takes justice into her own hands as she exacts revenge… but does she have the right man? Elizabeth Jackson and Kerry Beyer star in this disturbing revenge thriller that pushes the limits of sadism, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “cruel and unusual punishment.”

  I have to admit, I was hoping for more straight horror from Mr. Beyer's next film, but after watching this trailer, I could not be more excited for this film!  I think there will be plenty of suspense and terror for us horror fans!  

  KILLING MR. RIGHT will have it's World Premiere Sneak Peak at SplatterFest on 10/2 at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Houston.   If you are attending that event, you can pre-order the DVD and pick it up there by clicking HERE.   For those of us that can't attend that event, DVD sales will be available at a later date.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

http://www.kerosenefilms.com/




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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


http://hellyfish.com/  Now this is a film I must see!!  I love a good cheesy creature feature, and they don't get much cheesier than this!  I say that in a good way, don't get me wrong.   The film is called HELLYFISH and this looks like a lot of fun!  Here is the plot synopsis from the film's official website:

  America's only missing nuclear weapon is leaking radioactive material into the ocean just off the coast of Tybee Island, GA. The trifling existence of a hapless cast is disrupted by a vicious force of nature that shows no mercy.

  This is a short film, clocking in at only 13 minutes.  It was written by  and   and directed by  The trailer is posted online now, and I urge you to give it a watch.  The film is making festival rounds right now, so maybe some of you will be lucky enough to catch it soon.  You can click HERE for a list of the upcoming festival screenings. 

  I want to see this so bad, and fortunately we will all be able to see this film when it makes it's online premiere on October 24th at Noon (Pacific Time).


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


Monday, September 8, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014











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


3 TUNNELS 2 HELL
BLOOD PREDATOR
BORGMAN  [Blu-ray & DVD]
GRADUATION DAY  [Blu-ray]
THE HUNTED
KILLER MERMAID
*  THE LEGEND OF THE 5
PROM NIGHT  [Blu-ray & DVD]
PUMPKINHEAD  [Blu-ray]
SHAME THE DEVIL 
WILLOW CREEK   [DVD & Blu-ray]

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DVD Review: PIECES OF TALENT


http://piecesoftalent.com/PIECES OF TALENT
Written by  and 
Directed by 
Distributed by Shutter Blade Media

  Let me start by saying that PIECES OF TALENT is one of, if not the best film I have seen this year.  I have seen mixed opinions about the film on facebook, so I went into this not really knowing what to expect.  What I got was one of the most original, well made horror films I have seen in a long time.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the film's imdb page:

  This story centers around Charlotte, a struggling young actress who can't catch a break. In an effort to support herself and her hopeless mother, Charlotte holds a job as a cocktail waitress at a seedy, local strip club and hates every minute of it. During a cigarette break late one evening she witnesses an altercation between an overzealous bouncer and an unfortunate passerby, David. David makes movies and given Charlotte's career interests a friendship quickly develops. Soon enough, David mentions a project he has in the works that she would be perfect for and an excited Charlotte agrees to take part. She has no idea what she has signed up for.

  This film had me from the very opening scene.  Not very often does a film open with such a gruesome scene.  It set the tone perfectly for what was to come over the next hour and a half.  The film started off with a bang, and never slowed down.  I was captivated the entire time.  The film is shot beautifully and was both well directed and well acted.  I thought the main actors David Long   and Kristi Ray  did a remarkable job in their roles.   Mr. Long was perfectly cast and played the part of a nice guy with a dark secret to perfection.    The gore effects in this film were amazing as well, and kudos to the filmmakers for using all practical effects instead of CGI.

  I haven't seen a new horror movie I have enjoyed like this in a long time.  Hopefully everyone will get on board and check out this amazing film that is sure to be a cult classic for the upcoming generations.   I kid you not, it was that good!   This was director Joe Stauffer's first feature length film according to his imdb page.  If that is case, he has already set the standard for his future films extremely high!  I can't wait to see what the future holds in terms of future releases from Mr. Stauffer.  I can easily see the beginnings of a new master of horror in the making!

  Now, before you do anything else, watch the trailer and then go order a DVD so you can see this film for yourself.  You will not be disappointed!   If you have already seen this film, leave a comment and  let us know what your thoughts on it are.  


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD, a limited edition VHS, or a digital screening link of the film



Friday, September 5, 2014

DVD Review: BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/Blood-of-1000-Virgins_p_755.htmlBLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS
Distributed by Full Moon Features

  I am loving the Grindhouseflix line of films that Full Moon has put out recently!  BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS is another great title from that line of films.  Here is a description of the film from the Full Moon website:

  The young and the innocent have their lives threatened by sick degenerates, evil creatures, and the devil himself! Will they escape with their virginity intact? Will they get revenge on their pervy attackers? Will our host make it out alive?  All these questions and more will be stripped down and explored in the sultriest series of trailers hosted by "Playboy Playmate" Nikki Leigh.
Bare witness as our host guides you through topics like MALE and FEMALE VIRGINS, learn as she explains the many REASONS FOR STAYING A VIRGIN, run in fear while being chased by those WHO HUNT VIRGINS, and watch the blood fly when the tables are turned with the REVENGE OF THE VIRGIN.
So stay intimately close to our host as you wade ankle deep through the BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS!


  First off, I was amazed that there were so many films about this subject!  I guess it was a pretty hot topic back in the 70's which is when most of these trailers look like they are from.  There are tons of exploitation films on display here, some you will have heard of probably, but a bunch that I have a feeling you might not have ever known existed.  I know there were plenty on here that I didn't know about.   Some of the films are your mainstream sex comedies, and party/teenager flicks, but there are a few that are just totally out there.  Take for instance the film CHATTER BOX, about a woman with a talking vagina!  Or, DEADLY WEAPONS about a woman with huge, um...weapons, that she uses to kill the bad guys with!  This is crazy stuff that you just don't see anymore these days.   It is awesome to have all of these films preserved in a trailer compilation like this.

  This is one of the most enjoyable of the Grindhouseflix in my opinion.   I love trailer compilations like this.  I enjoy seeing all these old films and discovering new ones that I have never heard of.

  BLOOD OF 1000 VIRGINS is available now on DVD and at fullmoonstreaming.com, and contains the following special features:

Special Features Include: -Charles Band Grindhouse Intro
-Nikki Leigh Interview
-Mike Diva's Grindhouse Megamix
-Blood of 1000 Virgins Trailer
-Six Grindhouse Trailers


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


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/






Thursday, September 4, 2014

DVD Review: THE HUMAN RACE


http://www.xlratormedia.com/film/human-raceTHE HUMAN RACE
Writtend & Directed by
Distributed by  XLrator Media

  I wasn't sure what to expect going into this film.  I knew nothing about it, had read no reviews, and had not watched the trailer.   While I was not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised with this film.  This film was fun and exciting and kept my attention the entire running time.  The film is called THE HUMAN RACE which is an amazing title I realize after watching this film.  It plays not only only the physical race the people have, but also the entire population of humans.   You will realize how big of a part that plays after watching this film.  Here is the brief synopsis of the film from the XLrator Media website:

 Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?

 At first the film just seems very simple, but the further the movie goes, the deeper you find out this movie really is.   It can be confusing at times, but I think it all makes sense in the end.   The movie starts abruptly with all the participants starting the race, then we are given the back story on the film's main characters.   While the film is not really horror at all, there are some very gruesome kills, in fact, anyone that steps on the grass literally blows up! The film is more of an action/drama, but then towards the end quickly turns into a very cool science fiction film.  Like I said, it will all make sense in the end. 

  The film is well acted, well written, and was thoroughly enjoyable for me. I would definitely recommend THE HUMAN RACE.  The film is available now on DVD and contains the following special features:

*  Director & Cast Commentary
*  Deleted Scenes
*  Trailer


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


http://www.xlratormedia.com/

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/