Friday, September 8, 2017

Wild Eye Releasing Hosts 24 Movie Marathon in Columbus, Ohio

Wild Eye Releasing recently send us over information that they've be hosting a 24 hour movie marathon featuring some of their top films. Films include Tales of Poe, Caesar & Otto's Deadly Xmas, Frankenstein's Hungry Dead, Dinner Break: Tailgate Dinner Buffet, Queen Crab, Bigfoot: The Movie, Shark Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated simultaneous double feature, Asylum of Darkness, The Disco Exorcist, Sodomaniac, Clownkill and Badass Monster Killer

The event takes on September 16/17 at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information on this event, you can goto:

Press Release:

Wild Eye Releasing, a growing leader in independent cinema since 2008, in association with Midnight Monster Movies are hosting a day of splastastic, fantastic horror fun as they host a marathon of some of Wild Eye’s most popular releases.
The event, being held at the Gateway Film Center in Ohio on September 16/17, features a full 24 hours of the Wild Eye catalogue as well as dinner and breakfast.

With the assistance of Wild Eye president Rob Hauschild, who admits his product and practices are  unapologetically based on those of B-movie legend Roger Corman, organizer (Dr) Bob Tesla,  fictional younger brother of Nikola Tesla, has put together a slate of outrageously fun films including Asylum of Darkness (with cast and crew Q&A), erotic horror-comedy The Disco Exorcist, Donald Farmer’s Shark Exorcist and Tales of Poe starring genre legends Adrienne King and Caroline Williams.

The marathon features :
Tales of Poe Caesar & Otto's Deadly Xmas Frankenstein's Hungry Dead Dinner Break: Tailgate Dinner Buffet Queen Crab Bigfoot: The Movie Shark Exorcist Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated simultaneous double feature Asylum of Darkness The Disco Exorcist Sodomaniac Clownkill Badass Monster Killer

Make a Date with "The First Date" on VOD

Together Magic Films recently send the horror chamber information for their latest film "The First Date". The horror comedy is the first film from Michael Buttino Jr. and Golden Groves.

"The First Date" hits VOD on September 26th.

Press Release:

The debut feature film of Michael Buttino Jr. and Golden Groves, ‘The First Date,’ will be released on Amazon Video, Amazon Prime and Vimeo On Demand on September 26th.

The official synopsis reads: “Tired of the online dating world, a hopeful woman decides to give it one last try with a charming stranger who owns his own theater and has a collection of very strange short films.

Produced by Buttino and Groves as 'The September Brothers' in New York, the new 80-minute long feature film combines traditional horror, paranormal scares, science fiction, and plenty of b-movie humor.

“What ‘The First Date’ might lack in budget, it more than makes up for it in creativity, originality, and the filmmakers’ genuine love for the horror genre. It’s scary, funny and frankly, a bit weird (in the best way possible). We think viewers will enjoy The September Brothers’ quirky and relatable style and point of view.” Says Armand Petri, Head of Operations and Marketing for distributor Reel Nightmare Films.

‘The First Date’ will be released on Amazon Prime (US/UK/DE) on September 26th, and it will be released on DVD on Amazon (US) right before Halloween. ‘The First Date’ is now available worldwide for pre-order on Vimeo On Demand here:

"The First Date": Official Trailer

Gory Preview Pages for Issue #1 of "Puppet Master: Curtain Call"

Action Lab Danger Zone recently send us over preview pages for Issue #1 of "Puppet Master: Curtain Call". This is the last story in the "Puppet Master" comic series. The issue is written by Shawn Gabborin with art and cover art by Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors).

"Puppet Master: Curtain Call" Issue #1 hits comic shops on October 18th.

Press Release:

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL is the finale of our epic PUPPET MASTER comic series! Everything from the first five volumes of the PUPPET MASTER ongoing series comes to a head here! It’s the final showdown between the puppets of Andre Toulon versus the demon god Anapa and his evil puppets… with the guests of the Bodega Bay Inn caught in the middle!

Based on the Full Moon Entertainment movies, PUPPET MASTER is about a band of killer puppets who must bend to their master’s will, even if it goes against the essence of the soul trapped in each of them. Anyone who enjoys killer dolls or slasher movies will be right at home in the PUPPET MASTER universe.

Gabborin also talks about his overall experience working on the series: “PUPPET MASTER has been a dream project. I grew up on the PUPPET MASTER movies, and credit them as some of the films that helped make me a horror fan in the first place. So it has been amazing to give back to this franchise." He goes on to say, "PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL is the endgame I’ve been building toward since PUPPET MASTER #1. Hopefully it’s as satisfying for the fans to read as it was for me to write!”

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL #1 will be available in a comic book store near you on October 18.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Moments That Made "Twin Peaks: The Return" A Masterpiece in My Eyes

Please Note: This article contain spoilers

Normally I won't talk about TV shows here on the site as I'm more of a film guy but David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: The Return " was something I felt like I need to share my favorite moments of the series because this was fantastic from start to finish. With a few days removed from the finale, I took some time to think about what were my favorite moments of this 18 part journey into Twin Peaks. Here are my favorite top 10 moments.

1. The Ending in Part 18. This will go down as one of the most shocking endings to a series or season ever. Very well executed from screenplay to screen as you're left wondering. I don’t think I’ll ever see anything like this again. It's one of those ending that you'll have in the back of your mind for a while as it was it had this OMG feel to it.

2. The Ending to Part 11. From the acting to the music, everything had that feeling of a magical moment which something you don’t see in many shows. It's a credit to Lynch, the cast and the show's composer Angelo Belemanti for making this scene feel special. This was also by far the best episode of the series as it contained some other great intense stuff as well.

3. Cooper awakening from Dougie in part 16. That was very well executed with the way Lynch directs that scene and something that was worth the wait.

4. The insanity known as Part 8. This is the episode where if you disdained it, you were jumping ship. I liked how David Lynch and the effects team makes sure that the images are striking enough to keep you looking. It was masterful. The whole thing from the Trinity Test and the white lodge imagery were done to perfection as it kept me glued to the screen. The episode also contains one of the most gruesome moments in the series where a woodsman kills the people in the radio station while delivering some chilling dialogue.

5. Shootout at Lancelot Court Part 16. This had a Tarantino feel to all of it. From the dialogue to the violence it made the scene fit within the context of the series. This wouldn’t work on any other shows.

6. The arm wrestling scene in part 13. This seems like a scene that would be a throwaway but the fact that it was Mr. C going up against Derek Mears aka the guy who played Jason in the Friday the 13th reboot made this special to those who know the horror genre very well. Hopefully I’ll get some insight to how he was casting especially when he only appears in part 13 when I see him at Rock and Shock in October.

7. Dougie Coop forgetting how to put a tie on and driving Janie E nuts in part 4. This was very funny scene and helped me be sold on the idea of Coop as Dougie. Also loved how Dave Brubeck’s Take Five was placed in the scene. It added some well needed dark humor.

8. Rebecka Del Rio’s performance of No Stars in part 10. The scene felt very dreamlike and dark at the same time. It’s a song that I still can’t get out of my head.

9. Cole uttering the words He’s Dead” after Hastings gets killed by a woodsman. This was one of those moments that made me laugh and scream at the TV because of the gruesome nature of the killing and everyone else knowing that Hasting has no head. Lynch and Frost know how to make the dark humor work so well as this added to the show off kilter tone.

10. Dougie Coop in action against Ike the Spike. Even though you knew that they would cross paths, I liked how you just see Ike the Spike come through the people in the plaza to sneak attack him. I liked how there was no scenes of him spying on Dougie. It gave that level of unpredictability because the beginning of the scene just focuses on Janey E talking to Dougie as they leave Lucky 7 insurance. The action sequence was also handled in a way that works well in the context of the Dougie Coop story.

Some quick thoughts on "Twin Peaks: The Return". This show/film (which it had that type of feel to and is what I consider this is considering its structure and look) should be known as David Lynch's grand masterpiece as this was amazing from start to finsih. For something like this to keep you're interest in a week to week basis considering the way I view TV nowadays as my viewing habits are basically shows on demand and binge watching is amazing. It's the only show in this recent era that made want to turn the TV on Sunday nights and watch it live. I hope the test of time will prove this be one of the greatest seasons on TV.

Get Ready to Grab "Popcorn" on DVD & Blu-Ray

Synapse Films recently released information for their upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray of the cult classic "Popcorn". The film stars Jill Schoelen, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare and Ray Walston.

Special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray includes All-New 2K Scan of an Archival 35mm Interpositive, All-New 5.1 Surround Mix for DVD, Audio Commentary with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Midnight Madness: The Making of "Popcorn" featuring interviews with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Derek Rydall, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare, Ivette Soler, and Elliott Hurst, Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Composer Paul Zaza, and Distributor Executive Jonathan Wolf (55 mins), Electric Memories - An Interview with Actor Bruce Glover, Original Theatrical Trailer, Television Trailer and TV Spots and Still Gallery.

"Popcorn" hits retail on October 3rd.

Plot Synopsis:

What could be scarier than an all-night Horrorthon? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features-MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE AMAZING ELECTRIFIED MAN and THE STENCH-they decide to screen a bizarre short called THE POSSESSOR, whose creator, Lanyard Gates, killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. Maggie (Jill Schoelen, THE STEPFATHER) has been having frightening dreams that seem to be connected to THE POSSESSOR, and as the festival proceeds, the nightmare comes true for her and her friends as they are stalked and slain by a mysterious killer. Has Gates survived to continue THE POSSESSOR's deadly legacy?

A loving homage to '50s/'60s B-movies (the trio of flicks shown at the Horrorthon all have accompanying William Castle-style gimmicks), POPCORN is also an insanely fun horror/comedy in its own right. Pseudonymously written by Alan Ormsby (CAT PEOPLE, DEATHDREAM), who directed the films-within-the-film, it celebrates the joys of old-fashioned creature features and '80s-style stalk-and-slay, with a great cast additionally including Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING), Tony Roberts (AMITYVILLE 3-D), Ray Walston (THE STAND), Malcolm Danare (CHRISTINE) and Kelly Jo Minter (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5). Pop some popcorn of your own and settle in to watch this new high-definition transfer, which comes with a box full of bonus features!

Lucio Fulci's Erotic Thriller "The Devil's Honey" Makes its Blu-Ray Debut

Severin Films recently send us information for their upcoming release of Lucio Fulci's "The Devil's Honey". The film stars Brett Halsey (Demonia, The Return of the Fly), Corinne Clery (The Story of O, Moonraker) and Blanca Marsillach.

Special features on the blu-ray includes The Devil's Halsey: An Interview with Actor Brett Halsey, Wild Flower: An Interview With Actress Corinne Clery, Producing Honey: An Interview With Producer Vincenzo Salviani, The Devil's Sax: An Interview With Composer Claudio Natili, Stephen Thrower on The Devil's Honey, Fulci's Honey: An Audio Essay by Troy Howarth - Author of Splintered Visions - Lucio Fulci And His Films, Alternate Opening and Trailer.

The Devil's Honey hits retail on September 26th.

Plot Synopsis:

In perhaps his most rarely seen film, Godfather Of Gore Lucio Fulci takes on the erotic thriller genre and unleashes the ultimate onslaught of glossy depravity: Brett Halsey (DEMONIA, THE RETURN OF THE FLY), Corinne Clery (THE STORY OF O, MOONRAKER) and Blanca Marsillach star in this insane S & M saga complete with sodomy, torture, torrid romance, rampant nudity and a jaw-dropping cavalcade of kink that Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci calls Demented and hot… good sleazy fun and perhaps Fulci's last truly enjoyable film. Stefano Madia (BODY COUNT), Bernard Seray (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Fulci himself co-star in this skintastic sickie - also known as DANGEROUS OBSESSION - newly scanned from the original negative and transferred in HD for the first time ever.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Terror Films Unleashes "I Know You're in There"

Terror Films recently sent the horror chamber information for their latest film "I Know You're in There". The film stars Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee.

"I Know You're in There" in currently available through various DVD platforms.

Press Release:

Horror genre distributor Terror Films is releasing I Know You’re in There today, August 18th!

I Know You’re in There was written and directed by Robert Lawson Gordon. The film stars: Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee. In the story, Tom Redding (Hurst), after his mother’s suicide, discovers that he has a sister named Chloe (McDermott). Chloe is catatonic and completely paralyzed. Later, Tom takes her on a trip to their dead mother’s isolated home partly - in hopes of documenting her rare illness. Their bonding time is disrupted by unexpected twists into madness as a supernatural evil presents itself.

The film has been met with some critical acclaim. Wicked Channel has stated: “…the story is kick-ass and the suspense in the film is ever present.” Peter ‘Witchfinder’ Hopkins of Horrorscreams Videovault states: “if you like…a story that keeps you hooked, check out I Know You’re in There.”

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others. The release begins with North America and will be followed up by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.

"I Know You're in There": Official Trailer