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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Check out the gruesome short film, HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME


http://hetookhisskinoffforme.com/ While browsing on one of my favorite movie websites, Moviepilot.com, I ran across a short film entitled, HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME.   The story is that of a man that takes his skin off for his girlfriend.  That it...there is no explanation of why or how he did this, other than just because his girlfriend wanted him to.  The story is actually very touching in parts, and even darkly comedic in others.

 The film was directed by Ben Aston and was his London Film School graduate project.


CLICK HERE to visit the film's official website and watch the short film



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Blu-ray Review: CHRISTMAS EVIL


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081793/?ref_=nv_sr_1CHRISTMAS EVIL
a.k.a. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT

Written & Directed by 
Distributed by Vinegar Syndrome

  I have to admit I had never heard of CHRISTMAS EVIL when it was sent to me for review.  I have seen what I thought was most all of these Christmas related horror films, but somehow this one has alluded me all these years.  I love Christmas themed horror movies for some reason.  I guess the vast differences in feelings you get from horrible things happening during what is normally one of, if not, the happiest times of the year just really works for me.  My favorite Christmas themed horror film has been SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, but after viewing Vinegar Syndrome's release of CHRISTMAS EVIL, I think I have a new favorite!   Here is the plot synopsis from the Vinegar Syndrome website:

 When he was a boy, Harry idolized Santa Claus, but one Christmas Eve, he witnessed something horrifying that forever shattered his innocent understanding of Santa. Now an adult, Harry wants to embody the pure Santa Claus he grew up loving. He works at a toy factory and keeps records of who’s been naughty and nice, but the spirit of Christmas isn’t what it used to be and he can’t take it. So, garbed in his red suit, Harry decides that the only thing he can do is to become Santa himself and make all of the naughty townspeople pay…in blood!

  This is a film I will be sure to revisit over and over.  In fact, I think I have found me a new holiday tradition!  CHRISTMAS EVIL is a very well made film on all levels.  I found the acting to be great, especially from lead actor Brandon Maggart , who gives a great performance as a man who has some obvious mental issues!  His character keeps a list of all the neighborhood kids and writes down anytime he sees any of them do anything wrong.  Some of these lists are pretty funny and include such awful things such as "picks his nose" and "improper body hygiene"!  Ha!    The film has some dark comedy intertwined into it, but the film is mainly a straight horror flick, and a fine one at that!  Great camera work, great music, great acting.....CHRISTMAS EVIL has it all!

  I also must comment on the Blu-ray transfer of this film.  The picture quality is remarkable and if it weren't for the horrible clothes and big hair, I would have never believed this film was from the 80's.  The picture clarity was remarkable.  

Vinegar Syndrome has done an excellent job releasing Lewis Jackson’s cult favorite Christmas Evil newly restored in 4k and on blu-ray for the first time!  Special Features include the following:

+ Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack | Region Free | DTS-HD Master Audio
+ Restored in 4k from 35mm archival elements
+ Commentary track with Lewis Jackson
+ Commentary track with Lewis Jackson & Brandon Maggart
+ Commentary track with Lewis Jackson & John Waters
+ Archival video interviews with Lewis Jackson & Brandon Maggart
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ Deleted scenes & screen tests
+ Storyboards & comment cards gallery



CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack


http://vinegarsyndrome.com/




Sunday, January 18, 2015

Did you know famous horror director Lucio Fulci made a western?


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073594/?ref_=nv_sr_1 I sure didn't...not until I ran across a copy of his film FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE on ebay!  A Spaghetti Western by Fulci is something I had to see for myself.  Maybe most everyone knew this, but somehow I had never heard of this film before.   I won the auction on ebay, so hopefully will be checking it out soon!    Fulci is best known to us horror fans for his great gore filled films such as ZOMBIE, CAT IN THE BRAIN, and THE BEYOND.  It should be interesting to see what he did with a western! 
  Click the link below to watch the trailer and let me know what you think!  If you have seen this film, please comment and let me know how it is!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Check out the trailer for the upcoming horror/comedy film, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/?ref_=nv_sr_1  If you are a fan of horror-comedies, then you will definitely want to check out the trailer for the upcoming film, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.  Here is the basic plot from the film's imdb page:

 Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

  Check out the trailer and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  I think this film looks absolutely hilarious!   WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS has a release date for this February the 13th.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Monday, January 12, 2015

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015










Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 1/13:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)


ALIEN ABDUCTION
HONEYMOON  [DVD & Blu-ray]
JESSABELLE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
LUCY  [DVD & Blu-ray]
MONSTER MADNESS:  THE GOTHIC REVIVAL OF HORROR
NIGHT CREW
NOT HUMAN
SCORPION KING 4:  QUEST FOR POWER
SUPERNOVA  [Blu-ray]
*  VALLEY OF THE WITCH
*  VENUS FLY TRAP

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DVD Review: KILLER MERMAID (2014)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3171764/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1KILLER MERMAID
Directed by 
Distributed by  Epic Pictures Group

  I posted the trailer for KILLER MERMAID a while ago on this blog.  I was finally able to sit down and watch the full film and I am happy to report that this film is just as good, if not better, than the trailer led us to believe!    KILLER MERMAID is a Serbian film with the original title being NYMPH.  One thing that was interesting was that the film was marketed as a creature feature type film, with obviously a killer mermaid as the main killer.  The film is actually more of a slasher type film as the caretaker of the mermaid does most of the actual killing.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Epic Pictures Group 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.

 This was a very interesting film in that is a perfect mash-up of part creature feature film and part slasher film.  While the mermaid does some killing, the majority of the film centers around the mermaid's caretaker who lives on an island fortress.  The man lives on the island taking care of the mermaid and he kills anyone who comes to the island turning them into fish food, or mermaid food to be more accurate!   When the main characters from the film go to the island to explore, they run across the crazed killer and are picked off one by one. 

  There is some very good gore in this film as the killer picks off the island visitors.  The acting is very good as well.  Some of the Serbian actors were a little hard to understand at times, but overall everyone puts is a very solid performance.  It was great seeing genre fave Kristina Klebe as well, and she does a great job as always. 
  The film is shot very well also, with some cool camera angles, beautiful underwater shots, and contains beautiful scenery throughout the film.  The film was shot mostly all in Montenegro which looks to be a very beautiful place.

  I thoroughly enjoyed KILLER MERMAID. It is a solid horror film with a cool story.  The DVD is available now.

DVD Bonus Features include the following:

*  Making of the Mermaid Featurette
*  Bonus Clip:  Crowdfunding Promo
*  Interviews with Cast and Crew
*  Official Trailer and Additional Trailers from Epic Pictures Group


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


http://www.epic-pictures.com/









Thursday, January 8, 2015

Check out the trailer for the Aussie Zombie film, WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2535470/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Check out the awesome trailer for the upcoming film, WYRMWOOD:  ROAD OF THE DEAD.   The film is the first feature length film from director , and from the looks of this trailer, I think we are all in for a treat!  Here is the plot synopsis from the film's imdb page:

Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor - together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland.

WYRMWOOD will be released on February 13th On Demand and in select theaters.  Click below to watch the trailer and let me know what you think! 


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer



Monday, January 5, 2015

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 1/6
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)


CANDYMAN 2:  FAREWELL TO THE FLESH  [Blu-ray]
*  ESPIRITISMO
FINDERS KEEPERS
THE GUEST [DVD & Blu-ray]
HORNS [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT
NINJA ZOMBIES
NO GOOD DEED  [DVD & Blu-ray]
SICK:  SURVIVE THE NIGHT


Sunday, January 4, 2015

This 1-minute short film is one of the creepiest things you'll see...


 Who knew you could pack such a punch into just a 1 minute short film!  TUCK ME IN from director Ignacio F. Rodó is a very well made, super creepy film, and is only one minute long!  Turn down the lights and check out TUCK ME IN!




Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Years!!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082806/










 I hope you all had a wonderful (and safe) New Year's celebration!  Enjoy the day with your friends and family, and watch a great horror movie!  I suggest you watch the 1980 classic NEW YEAR'S EVIL!    Ok, I honestly don't know if it's good or not, I admit I have never seen it.  It looks pretty campy from the trailer, though, so I bet I would love it!  I will be looking for a DVD copy of this one for sure!  Check out the trailer and let me know if you have ever seen this one!



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that came out today, 12/30:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)

THE BIBLE BELT SLASHER
GROUPIE / DETENTION double feature    [DVD & Blu-ray]
PHOBIC  [DVD & Blu-ray]
RIKI-OH:  THE STORY OF RICKY  [Blu-ray]
TUSK   [DVD & Blu-ray]



Sunday, December 28, 2014

DVD Review: THE CEMETERY (2013)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1844793/?ref_=nv_sr_1THE CEMETERY
Written & Directed by  Adam Ahlbrandt
Distributed by Massacre Video / CAV Distributing

  I have been seeing a lot of talk lately about filmmaker Adam Ahlbrandt and a couple of his latest films, CROSSBEARER and THE CEMETERY.  I am seen folks in the horror DVD facebook groups raving about these films.   I was glad I finally got the chance to check one out for myself, and I have to say that the people talking about Adam and THE CEMETERY where 100% correct.   This guy is the future of the horror genre in my opinion.  Before I go any further, here is the plot synopsis of THE CEMETERY from the CAV website:

 Deep in the Pennsylvania hills, a cemetery for those who died during exorcism remains a dark secret for the church. In 1671, hundreds of men, women, and children suffered in bloody, torturous rituals at the hands of priests unable to contain the evil of the possessed. Were these possessions real, or is the story a hoax to cover up the sins of the deranged priests thirsty for human blood? Bill and his team of cynical paranormal investigators plan to find out the truth…..will they leave the cemetery alive?

  This is by fare one of the most enjoyable horror films I have seen in a long time.  This is what independent filmmaking should look like.   The story is simple and easy to follow, and the acting is decent overall.  I was a little worried about the acting at first when the film started with the character set ups and such, but the acting got much better as the movie progressed. 

  THE CEMETERY has some amazing gore all throughout the film, and from what I can tell it was done with 100% practical effects.   Another thing I loved about this film was the extremely creepy imagery throughout the film.

  This film was obviously made by a fan of the horror genre that was tired of the recent films and wanted to make a "real" horror film like we haven't seen in some time.    This movie had everything you look for in a horror film. 

  I can't say enough good things about THE CEMETERY.    Do yourself a favor and check this one out asap!   THE CEMETERY is available on a 2-disc Special Edition DVD or a limited 4-disc Blu-ray!   Special features include:

*  Director/Cast Audo Commentary
*  2 Hour Making of Documentary
*  Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
*  Trailaers
*  "M is for Memoirs" Short Film


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



http://www.cavd.com/
 

http://massacrevideo.com/site/




Monday, December 22, 2014

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












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 12/23:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)


BACKWOODS
DOMINION:  SEASON 1  [DVD & Blu-ray]
INTRUDERS:  SEASON 1  [DVD & Blu-ray]
SANATORIUM



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Check out the awesome limited edition release of MR. RAPE'S FIRST DATE!


http://videotrashproductions.bigcartel.com/product/mr-rape-s-first-date-limited-bluhttp://videotrashproductions.bigcartel.com/product/mr-rape-s-first-date-limited-blu  With a name like that, it's gotta be good!  Right?  MR. RAPE'S FIRST DATE is available now on a limited edition Blu-ray from Video Trash Productions.   And when I say limited edition, I mean it.  This is not one of those "limited editions" where there are thousands of copies made.  No, with this release there aren't even hundreds.  In fact, this limited release is limited to 15 Blu-rays!   That's right, only 15 of these have been made and each one will come numbered.  This is an awesome opportunity to get an extremely limited release that I am sure will become quite the collectors item!  

  The film is from Director  and this is the very first release from Video Trash Productions!  As of this post, only 7 Blu-rays remain, so get yours soon before they are gone!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to order the limited edition Blu-ray

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DVD Review: COLLAR (2014)


http://mvdb2b.com/s/Collar/UN-1061COLLAR
Written & Directed by 
Distributed by MVD Visual & Unearthed Films

  I have been a big fan of director Ryan Nicholson ever since 2006's LIVE FEED.  After that came the wonderful GUTTERBALLS, and then other great films.  I was super excited to get the chance to review Nicholson's latest feature, COLLAR.  Here is the basic plot from the MVD website:

A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse. A derelict with a reputation of satanic violence, attacks the officer and collars her with a dog leash which is just the start of his abusive ritual.

  I was super excited going into this film, I was expecting another instant classic like the last few films from this director.  Unfortunately, I viewed what is in my opinion his worst film to date.  If you were to look at all his films and compare, I would have said that COLLAR was one of his earliest films, if not his very first one.  The production quality was horrible, making the film look very cheaply made.  The acting was pretty bad overall, especially from the one of the characters that film the "Bumfight" type videos.  The only really good acting was from star Nick Principe  who played the main character named "Massive".  Nick did a great job as always and gave the film some credibility in the acting category.

 The only real saving grace for me for this film was the gore.  As you would expect from a Ryan Nicholson film, COLLAR has some great gore, but even that is not enough to save the film overall.  I am hoping for better things to come from Mr. Nicholson in the future.  Every film can't be a "home run".  Every director is entitled to a few misses.  Nicholson's next film is the sequel to GUTTERBALLS which I expect to be back on par with his other films. 

  If you have seen COLLAR, let me know what you thought of this film.  I have seen plenty of good reviews for it, so maybe I just missed something with this one.  As with any film review I do, I suggest you take my opinion for what it's worth, and watch the film and see what you think of it.

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

http://mvdb2b.com/
http://www.unearthedfilms.com/

Monday, December 15, 2014

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












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 12/16:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)


AT THE DEVIL'S DOOR  [DVD & Blu-ray]
BODIES
CAM2CAM
COYOTE
DARK MOUNTAIN
THE DEVIL'S HAND
THE DEVICE
HI-8
LORD OF ILLUSIONS [Blu-ray]
STONEHEARST ASYLUM  [DVD & Blu-ray]
WAX



Friday, December 12, 2014

DVD Review: APP (2013)


http://www.ramreleasing.com/films/app/APP
Directed by
Distributed by  RAM Releasing

  I had not heard anything about this film going into it.  I honestly wasn't expecting much, but I was blown away by this one.  I'm really surprised there is not more buzz about this film.   Here is the plot of the film from the Ram Releasing website:

Anna, a student at the University of Amsterdam, lives with her best friend Sophie and balances psychology classes with supporting her brother and his recovery following a traumatic motorcycle accident. She’s never far from her cellphone, and after a night of partying in the dorms, Anna wakes up groggy and hungover only to find that a new app has been inexplicably added to it. Initially helpful and clever, IRIS soon begins behaving mysteriously, answering personal questions it shouldn’t know the answers to, and sending inappropriate images to her contacts. When it becomes clear she can’t simply delete the unwanted evil app, Anna’s efforts to confront it will set in motion a fearful series of events that will put her life, and that of her roommate and her fragile brother, in fatal danger.

  What's really unnerving about this film is that something similar to this could actually happen.  Now I'm not saying a killer app could download to our phones, but I do have to wonder about that camera and microphone on our smartphones.  Someone could probably create a virus or some kind of bug that could turn your microphone and camera on without you knowing.   This concept makes up the creepiest part of this film for me, as the phone takes over and records Anna without her knowing.
  
  APP was enjoyable on many levels.  I thought the acting was excellent and the concept was unique and was carried out perfectly.   One of the best things about this movie was that you can actually download the same app from the film onto your smartphone for a unique two screen experience.  In fact, the movie claims to be the "first second screen film".   It must be, because I have never seen this concept before.  What I assumed was going to be just a dumb gimmick turned out to be a very interesting and fun part of this film.    The app you put on your phone syncs up with the film through sound cues in the movie.   At certain times in the film, your phone will show you something that pertains to that particular scene.   This was really neat and I was impressed as the filmmakers had to film extra footage just for the extra scenes in the app.   I can see this concept being put to use by many more films in the future.  While APP did a good job with it, I can see the potential for other films to use this concept in a much broader way.

  APP will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray on December 30th.  The DVD contains the following bonus features:

*  Director's Commentary
*  Special Effects Bonus Featurette
*  APP Theatrical Trailer and Bonus Ram Trailers

  You can download the IRIS app by texting the word IRIS to 97-000, or search for the IRIS app in your phone's app store.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to watch on Amazon Prime
CLICK HERE to pre-order the DVD
CLICK HERE to pre-order the Blu-ray


http://www.ramreleasing.com/



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DVD Review: IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS (2004)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420728/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS
Directed by  (as Martin Miller)
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

 Released along with Bruno Mattei's MONDO CANNIBAL, IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS is another great horror film in the cannibal sub-genre.  Ok, I say great in very loose terms.  In fact, I probably shouldn't have used the word great at all!  Ok, this is just a "good" film at best, but regardless I still thoroughly enjoyed it and was entertained the entire running time.  Here is the basic plot of the film from the film's Amazon.com page:

The late Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei, infamous director of HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, CAGED WOMEN, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and SS EXTERMINATION LOVE CAMP, here under the name Martin Miller brazenly combines CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and PREDATOR for a whole new level of green inferno perversion: When a team of hard-ass commandos venture deep into the Amazon jungle to rescue a senator's hot daughter, they'll trigger a bloodbath of flesh-stripping, gut-ripping, limb-hacking, stock footage and sexual brutality. Cindy Matic and Claudio Morales (MONDO CANNIBAL) star in this mind-boggling hybrid also known as LAND OF DEATH and released in Japan as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 3: CANNIBAL VS. COMMANDO now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!

  I love these cannibal films, I always have.  While Mattei's films can not begin to compete with the classics from the 70's and 80's such as THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER, CANNIBAL FEROX, and the classic CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST,  Mattei's films still entertain and are fun films to watch.  The cannibal movie just isn't as popular as it used to be, so it was nice that as late as 2003-04 Mattei was putting out these cannibal films.

  This film is very similar to Mattei's MONDO CANNIBAL and I'm pretty sure they were filmed together at the same time.  Both films were filmed in the Philippines in the same year and both films share some of the same main actors.   Both films share the cuts of stock footage into the film, and both films share the sometimes ridiculous dialog and voice overs.   This is what adds to the character of these films to me, though, so that is not necessarily a knock on the film.  I just point that out because some people could be put off by the dialog/dubbing.
  While there are some negatives to the film, there are also major positives, including all the great gore you would expect from a cannibal film.  Mattei does not disappoint in the gore department!

  If you are a fan of the cannibal sub-genre of horror films, you will definitely want to check out IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS!  The film is available now on DVD from Intervision Picture Group.  I love Intervision's DVD releases...the white cases and retro cover art really makes for a sharp looking DVD that you will definitely want to add to your collection!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to visit the Severin Films store and purchase the DVD
If the Severin Films site is down, CLICK HERE to purchase from Amazon.com

https://www.facebook.com/intervisionpicturecorp

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that came out today, 12/9:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)

DAY OF THE MUMMY
DEAD SNOW 2   [DVD & Blu-ray]
EXTANT:  SEASON 1 [DVD & Blu-ray]
SLAUGHTER HOTEL  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
STRIPPED TO KILL
UNDER THE DOME:  SEASON 2  [DVD & Blu-ray]
YOU CAN'T KILL STEPHEN KING

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Support the Indiegogo.com campain to help fund director Ryan Nicholson's GUTTERBALLS 2!


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gutterballs-2-balls-deepIf you were a fan of director Ryan Nicholson's crazy film GUTTERBALLS, you will most definitely want to help support his latest venture, the sequel to GUTTERBALLS called GUTTERBALLS 2:  BALLS DEEP!  

 The film is in development now and has launched Indiegogo campaign to help raise the funds to film and release what is sure to be one of the craziest sequels in the history of cinema!  Nicholson has stated that GUTTERBALLS 2 will have twice the body count of the first film, and will again amaze audiences with it's original death scenes!   Help the Bowling Bag Killer reek havoc among the bowling lanes one more time by donating to the GUTTERBALLS 2 Indiegogo campaign!

  You can donate anywhere from $5 to $100, and each different amount you donate will get you some awesome perks, including digital downloads, DVDs, Blu-rays, etc!  Click the link below to contribute today!


CLICK HERE to contribute now!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DVD Review: THANATOMORPHOSE


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

  I thought I had seen some disgusting films before, but THANATOMORPHOSE was like
nothing I have seen in a long time.  This movie is truly disgusting, and I mean that in the best way possible!    Here is the basic plot of the film from the BlackLava Entertainment website:

  Laura is a starving Artist troubled by inner emptiness, lack of creativity and destructive relationships. she cannot get out of. She contracts a strange Virus and is not worried at first, as she thinks that it will resolve itself. Little does she know that this Virus is unlike anything she has ever experienced before. It causes her Body to decompose and rot and she starts to lose more extremities every day. Laura slowly realizes that there is no cure for her and no way to escape her ghastly fate.

  As gross as that description sounds, it's much grosser actually seeing it, and believe me, you see it all.  What starts off as just a fingernail falling off and just having a few bruises snowballs out of control until the woman literally just rots away. I have to give huge kudos to the make up and special effects team on this film.  Everything looked brutally realistic, especially the deep bruises the woman wakes up with daily.  

  If you are queasy or squeamish at the site of blood, puss, vomit, or other bodily fluids, you might want to be careful going into this one.  If that stuff doesn't bother you, then you will definitely want to check out this film.   It's a shock film for sure, made mainly to shock and disgust the viewer, and I think this film succeeds in that for sure!

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

*  Teaser Trailer
*  Making Of Documentary
*  Audio Commentary
*  Short Film:  La Petite Mort
*  Short Film:  Purgatory
*  Short Film:  Crepuscule


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


http://www.blacklava.at

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that came out today, 12/2:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)


*  AS ABOVE, SO BELOW   [DVD & Blu-ray]
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES  [DVD & Blu-ray]
KITE  [DVD/Blu-ray combo]
THE QUARTERMASS XPERIMENT  [Blu-ray]
SPEAK NO EVIL
THE STRAIN:  SEASON 1   [DVD & Blu-ray]
TALES FROM THE CRYPT / VAULT OF HORROR  [Blu-ray]
THE VORTEX

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  I hope you all have a great day filled with family and food!! 

  I will probably not be posting over the next few days as a visit with family and recover from my massive food intake!   Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that came out today, 11/25:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)

MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
THE MUSE
*  NIGHT TERRORS
PHOBIA
*  SHOCK WAVES  [DVD &  Blu-ray]
WAKE THE WITCH

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Check out the trailer for DORCHESTER'S REVENGE: THE RETURN OF CRINOLINE HEAD


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3448124/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  Check out the trailer for the sequel to the 1996 slasher film, CRINOLINE HEAD.  The sequel is called DORCHESTER'S REVENGE:  THE RETURN OF CRINOLINE HEAD and it looks like it is going to be a really fun film!  I have never seen CRINOLINE HEAD, or even heard of it really, but now this makes me want to check out the original film as well. 
 
The film is from Horse Creek Productions and was written and directed by . Here's the brief plot description from the film's Imdb.com page:

  A group of college students researching Dorchester Stewart, better known as the infamous killer Crinoline Head, return to the scene of the horrific murders that happened in 1996.

  You can order DORCHESTER'S REVENGE on a signed, limited edition retro VHS or any other great item from Horse Creek Productions by clicking HERE.


Monday, November 17, 2014

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











  Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 11/18:
(Click on a title to watch the trailer)


AUTOMATA  [DVD & Blu-ray]
BAD VS. WORSE
THE BUBBLE 3D
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI  [Blu-ray]
CHRISTMAS EVIL 
COLLAR
THE CRONE
THE DARK HALF  [Blu-ray]
FINAL ENTRIES
GRADUATION DAY  [Blu-ray]
GRAVEDIGGER
HOUSEBOUND  [DVD & Blu-ray]
INTO THE STORM  [DVD & Blu-ray]
ISIS RISING:  CURSE OF THE LADY MUMMY
KNIGHTMARE
MONKEY SHINES  [Blu-ray]
MOONTRAP  [DVD & Blu-ray]
RAGNAROK  [DVD & Blu-ray]
RAW CUT
SANTA'S SICKEST
SKINLESS
THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP
TRANCERS  [Blu-ray]
THE TURNPIKE KILLER
WELCOME TO MY DARKSIDE:  WOMEN IN HORROR

Sunday, November 16, 2014

DVD Review: MONDO CANNIBAL


http://www.severin-films.com/2014/09/25/mondo-cannibal/MONDO CANNIBAL
Directed by  (as Vincent Dawn)
Distributed by Intervision Pictures/Severin Films

  Intervision Picture Group has become my favorite DVD label this year by far!  They are putting out some of the greatest retro releases lately.   The last round of DVD's was some good Nazisploitation flicks, and now they have released some great Cannibal films!!   First up is Bruno Mattei's MONDO CANNIBAL.   This is also known as CANNIBAL WOLRD and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST:  THE BEGINNING.   Here is the basic plot synopsis of the film from the Severin Films website:

You may think you’ve witnessed the most extreme examples of the Italian cannibal genre, but leave it to late Italian sleaze master Bruno Mattei – notorious director of HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR, SS GIRLS and CALIGULA’S PERVERSIONS – to lower the bar to depraved new heights. In this shameless rip-off of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Mattei (under the name ‘Vincent Dawn’) unleashes the sleazy saga of a ratings-hungry American TV crew whose Amazon jungle report becomes a nightmare of gut munching, brain-scarfing, sexual atrocities, insane moralizing and much more. Claudio Morales and Cindy Matic (IN THE LAND OF THE CANNIBALS) star in this jaw-dropper – also known as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST: THE BEGINNING – now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!

  Like most of the Italian Cannibal movies, we witness a group of American journalists who go to the Amazon jungle to do a report on the locals.  Here we witness all the carnage of the Amazon tribes, including sacrifices, beheadings, etc.   Some of the gore in this film is extremely well done, and looks very realistic, while other times it is pretty fake looking.   Either way, though, it is very enjoyable and there was definitely more good gore than bad. 

  What sets this cannibal film apart from others, is that in this film it's not the Amazon tribes that are the "bad" people doing all the killings.   This film presents a interesting twist where the American film crew actually attacks a village and kills some of the villagers, to make it look like a neighboring tribe did it, all in the name of getting good ratings for their TV network.   This film shows you that "normal" Americans can be the true savages.

  I have to admit this film was slow at times, and some of the dialog is just laughable, but overall this was a very enjoyable cannibal film, for those of you into these films.    The DVD is available now.


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


http://www.severin-films.com/
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Check out the trailer for the upcoming film, STARRY EYES


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2793490/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  Check out this awesome trailer for the upcoming horror film, STARRY EYES.   This looks like a crazy film that I am definitely looking forward too!    Here is the plot of the film from the film's official website:

  Determined to make it in Hollywood, aspiring actress Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job under the watchful eye of her patronizing boss, Carl, enduring petty friendships with other struggling artists and competing actors and going on countless casting calls in the hopes of finally catching her big break. 
  After a series of strange auditions with a mysterious casting duo  from famed production company Astraeus Pictures, Sarah finally lands the leading role in their newest film. The producer thinks she has a bright future ahead of her, but this coveted opportunity comes with bizarre ramifications that will transform Sarah both mentally and physically into something beautiful and terrifying. 


  Watch the trailer and then check out the brutal clip by clicking the links below.   Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to watch the clip

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ASH VS. EVIL DEAD TV series coming to STARZ!!!

 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4189022/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

  I was super excited when I heard that THE EVIL DEAD was being revamped for a TV series on the STARZ Movie Channel and would be staring Bruce Campbell as Ash!  I was even more excited when I realized I actually get the STARZ channel! 
  The tentative title of the series is ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.   Original Director Sam Raimi will be writing and directing the show and original series producer Rob Tapert will be on hand to executive produce along with Raimi and Campbell.
  To be honest, I really didn't get too excited when I first heard about it, because I figured this was just a rumor.  Let's be honest, how long have we been hearing that THE EVIL DEAD 4 was finally being made, and we have never seen that yet.   I still will not believe this news until I actually am watching the opening credits on the STARZ network.  This just seems too good to be true, but major news sources all over the net are writing about it, so I guess it is really happening!

Click below to read some more articles and details about the new EVIL DEAD TV show
from these various news outlets:

CNN
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
THE HUFFINGTON POST
VARIETY