Friday, July 21, 2017

Cult Horror Film "Effects" Makes Its Blu-Ray Debut


American Genre Film Archive recently send us information for their upcoming release of the cult classic "Effects". The film stars Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), and  John Harrison (Tales fom the Darkside: The Movie).

Special features on the Blu-Ray includes New 4K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print, Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba, AFTER EFFECTS documentary with optional commentary track, UBU and BEASTIE short films,  Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull and Reversible cover art with illustration by Charles Forsman (Netflix's THE END OF THE FU**ING WORLD).

"Effects" hits retail on August 22nd.

Press Release:

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, is excited to announce an August 22, 2017 release date for the EFFECTS Blu-ray.

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, EFFECTS is a mesmerizing do-it-yourself horror movie starring Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD), Joe Pilato (DAY OF THE DEAD), and John Harrison (TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE). A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Savini and Pilato -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called DUPED: THE SNUFF MOVIE. As filming begins and "accidents" happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between Michael and Roberta Findlay's SNUFF and a student film by John Carpenter, EFFECTS is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.

"We were blown away to discover that we had the only existing 35mm theatrical print of EFFECTS at the archive," said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. "We're happy that we've been able to help the filmmakers create a new 4K transfer that will be seen by for years to come by audiences who appreciate the movie for the right reasons."

EFFECTS was produced by Harrison (director of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, composer of George Romero's CREEPSHOW and DAY OF THE DEAD), edited and produced by Pasquale Buba (editor of George Romero's KNIGHTRIDERS, CREEPSHOW, DAY OF THE DEAD, and MONKEY SHINES), and written and directed by Dusty Nelson (SAKURA KILLERS). Legendary horror icon Tom Savini also provided the film's visual effects.

"It was a good thing we didn't listen to those who thought we were crazy," said producer and star John Harrison. "EFFECTS was one of those magical moments in one's life when everything just seemed to come together."

To celebrate the release, AGFA teams up with the Alamo Drafthouse's Terror Tuesday series in Austin for a screening of EFFECTS on August 22 with a full cast and crew reunion. Tom Savini, Joe Pilato, John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, Pasquale Buba, and Zilla Clinton will be in attendance.

"To have the film 're-discovered' and appreciated 40 years later, is not only gratifying, but quite frankly, something I never even imagined," said director Nelson. "I can't wait to see it with the audience in Austin."

Official Trailer for the Upcoming Slasher "Puppet Killer"


I No.Films recently released the official trailer for their upcoming film "Puppet Killer". The film is executive produced by Jessica Cameron and stars Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Barbarous Mexico). The film also features music from composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther.

No release plans have been announced for "Puppet Killer".

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Puppet-Killer-1607153252931204

Press Release:

The much anticipated trailer for Lisa Ovies' film Puppet Killer comes on the heels of some amazing additions to the team. Joining Lisa is producer Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther.

The film features a powerful ensemble cast including Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Barbarous Mexico).

The plot of the film centers around a group of high school students who are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons during Christmas vacation.

"Puppet Killer": Official Trailer

Become Haunted with the Official Stills for the Supernatural Chiller "Nocturne"


Monarch Home Video recently send the horror chamber information and stills for their upcoming release "Nocturne". The film stars Clare Niederpruem, Melanie Stone, Darien Willardson, Colton Tran and Jake Stormoen.

No special features were announced.

"Nocturne" hits retail on July 25th.

Press Release:

Monarch Home Entertainment will release Steve Shimek’s Nocturne, this Summer. The film involves a late night gathering and a seance. A spirit is invited to the party, leaving a group of friends fighting for their lives. The film stars: Clare Niederpruem (The Maze), Darien Willardson (Storm Rider) Melanie Stone, Colton Tran and Jake Stormoen. To release on DVD in late July, a preview of the film’s home entertainment launch is available here.

Jo (Niederpruem) has something to hide from her past. Her unsuspecting friends perform a late night ritual, which opens a hellish gate. Now, Jo is forced to confront her mistakes as her friends try to escape a supernatural spirit!

Monarch Home Entertainment has already set the film’s United States’ release date. On July 25th, the film will be available at most DVD retailers, including Amazon. This title will release in an unrated version. And, the DVD artwork for Nocturne is available now, for horror film fans.

The official DVD trailer for Nocturne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lht-Ti5Kf1A

Official synopsis: A girl running from her past is forced to confront her future when her friends perform an impromptu seance. Dirty secrets are revealed and an uninvited guest joins the party.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Toulon's Puppets Are Back in "Puppet Master: Axis Termination"


Full Moon Features recently released the official trailer for their upcoming film "Puppet Master: Axis Termination". The film is the final film in the axis trilogy and eleventh film in the franchise.

"Puppet Master: Axis Termination" hits Blu-Ray, DVD and Full Moon Streaming later this year.

Press Release

In this final chapter of the Puppet Master "Axis Saga" — which began with Puppet Master: Axis of Evil and continued with Puppet Master: Axis Rising — everyone’s favorite pint-sized puppet anti-heroes — Blade, Pinhead, Tunneler, Jester, Six Shooter, and Leech Woman — join forces with a secret team of psychics working as Allied Operatives. Teaming up with Toulon’s bloodthirsty marionettes, these unlikely allies face off against a new pack of evil Nazis and their even more malevolent Axis Puppets in a showdown that will decide the future of the free world!

Puppet Master: Axis Termination will be released via Full Moon’s Amazon Channel, Full Moon Streaming and on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

"Puppet Master: Axis Termination: Official Trailer

Controversial Thriller "Del Playa" Debuts on VOD


Terror Films recently released information for the upcoming thriller "Del Playa". The film stars Alan Ayala and Devon Barnes.

"Del Playa" hits VOD on July 21st.

Press Release:

Terror Films is set to release the indie thriller DEL PLAYA across multiple digital platforms in North America on Friday, July 21st.

The film’s story follows Matthew (Alan Ayala), who is routinely abused by his stepfather. He has a crush on Claire (Devon Barnes), during high school. His love for Claire rides a fine line between persistence and obsession. And when, Matthew is jumped by her boyfriend, things turn violent. Five years go by and Claire discovers that her high school stalker has returned for her.

The film has been surrounded by controversy from the moment the filmmakers released a trailer on YouTube in 2015. There were claims made by several people, who saw the trailer, that the movie was based on college student Elliot Rodger. In 2014, Rodger killed six other students and wounded 14 others, in Isla Vista. Then, he killed himself. The controversy became so heated that a petition was created on Change.org by a former UCSB student, garnering approximately 30,000 signatures. The petition was a protest of the film. Meanwhile, major publications such as Variety and The Huffington Post reported on the controversy.

Writer/Director Shaun Hart admits that, while there may be similarities to the actual events that took place in 2013, this story is not based specifically on that incident. “I was completely blindsided by the Elliot Rodger story – another devastating tragedy in a long lineage of mass shootings,” Hart says. “The only difference for me was that I lived on that street where Elliot’s rampage ultimately ended. ”

When asked about his motivations regarding making the film, Hart said: “storytelling is powerful. Being a filmmaker, I began to put the question – why does this keep happening year after year? - into a story because I believe that’s a way that we can learn. We have to come to grips with the fact that – as a society – something is changing. There is a very real darkness descending on our country that is more frightening than any imaginary monster we can manufacture in a horror film. That’s what this film is about.”

As part of his effort to be socially responsible, Hart has decided that a portion of the film’s profits will go to Arts for Humanity! Arts for Humanity! is a non-profit based in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 1997, this group empowers low income at-risk youth, people with disabilities and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. They bring opportunities in the creative arts directly to marginalized community members through art programs that are provided to social service agencies through Santa Barbara County.

Terror Films will release the film across multiple digital platforms, in North America. The film will release in the U.S. and Canada. Digital pPlatforms hosting the release include: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/You Tube, Sony PSN, X-Box, Vudu, Steam, Vimeo On Demand, Roku (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight), I Bleed Indie, Tubi TV and many others. Automatic Entertainment, the distributor’s official foreign sales partner, will begin introducing the film to foreign buyers at the AFM this November.

"Del Playa": Official Trailer

Monday, July 10, 2017

"Long Night in a Dead City" Film Review


This is a review that has been sitting on my laptop for a bit but I wanted to talk about it. A couple of weeks ago, yours truly had the chance the world premiere of Richard Griffin’s latest film “Long Night in a Dead City” The screening took place at the Columbus Theater where a part of the film was shot. This is also Griffin’s second to last film as he recently announced the action comedy Strapped for Danger will be his final film.

The film is about a person (Aidan Laliberte) who wakes up in the middle of nowhere on New Year’s Eve. With no memory of what happened to him, he sets out to look for his brother whom he was hanging out with. Along the way, he meets a mysterious woman (Sarah Reed) who leads him down the spiraling path to drugs, sex and murder. Will he be able to find his way out the nightmare before becomes missing forever.

“Long Night in a Dead City” is maybe Richard Griffin’s most dark and surreal film to date. Yes, this is coming from a person that has seen his other surreal and entertaining films “Beyond the Dunwich Horror”, “Exhumed” and “The Disco Exorcist”.

What makes this film very good was Richard Griffin’s direction. He does a very good job pulling off all the surreal aspects that this film has. Whether it’s the way that he directs the action to how his cinematography Nate Sliva captures the images, everything had a David Lynch feel to them. It kept my interested as this is one of those films where the imagery is so surreal in a good way that it makes you interested in the story. The other thing that I liked was the way that Griffin directs his cast. There isn’t much dialogue in the film but he makes sure that the performers make the scenes very haunting. He gets very good performances from his leads Adrian and Sarah Reed. They both made their characters stand out which is needed for the film to succeed. It helped made this one a very surreal one from start to finish.

The screenplay from Lenny Schwartz was good even thought its very surreal. One of the things that I liked about it was the way that he does a good job focusing on his main character. Whether it going to into the state of mind of the main character to minimizing the main character’s dialogue, it makes the character and his journey a surreal and entertaining one. This is what made this character interesting which was definitely needed for this The other thing that makes the screenplay good was the fact that the action keeps everything moving at good pace. It allowed me to digest the basics of everything that was going in the story considering its one of those films where you have to pay attention to everything and not wonder off. If your film is going to be surreal and/or go the David Lynch route make sure it hooks the viewer in so that it allows the viewer to draw their conclusions about what happened and makes them want to rewatch the fil to pick up things that they’ve missed the first time around. This film does that as this story was entertaining and grabs your attention.

I highly suggest you find a way to check this film out as will be hitting the film festival circuit soon. With great direction, very good lead performances and a surreal screenplay, “Long Night in a Dead City” is one film that will take you on surreal trip that you won’t forget.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LongNightDeadCity

Review Rating: Five Stars

"Inner Demon" Reveals its Inner Demon on Shudder



Terror Films recently send us information their film "Inner Demons" is now available on Shudder. The film stars Sarah Jeavons, Kerry Anne Reid and Andreas Sobick.

"Inner Demon" is now available on Shudder.

For more information on Shudder, you can goto: www.shudder.com

Press Release:

Terror Films is pleased to announce that Shudder is set to release the award winning, female directed horror film, Inner Demon. The launch begins Monday, July 10! Inner Demon will be available in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

Ursula Dabrowsky’s Inner Demon tells the tale of teenager Sam (Sarah Jeavons). She manages to escape, with her young sister, from a deranged serial killer couple (Kerry Anne Reid and Andreas Sobick). Unfortunately, a cabin-in-the-woods, that she hoped would be a safe house, turns out to be even more harrowing and dangerous than her initial entrapment by her captors.

Shot in Australia, Dabrowsky chose the perfect setting in the city of Adelaide. Here, a real-life string of serial killers and demented murders earned it the nickname: “the murder capital of Australia.” She also proves with this disturbingly crafted indie film that dark and twisted thoughts can flow eloquently from the mind of a female filmmaker.

Distributed by Terror Films, Inner Demon played at A Night of Horror International Film Festival. Here, it won “Best Australian Feature,” “Best Australian Director” and “Best Female Performance” for Sarah Jeavons.

"Inner Demon": Official Trailer

"The Night Shift" Sets Up Shop at Family Video



SGL Entertainment recently send the horror chamber information that their latest film "The Night Shift" will be available for rental at all Family Video stores. The film stars  Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6), Vincent Rivera (Insane, Hell Ride) and Greg Chandler Maness (Insane, Selma).

"The Night Shift" will be available at Family Video stores on July 25th. 

Press Release:

SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that their new horror film THE NIGHT SHIFT will be available for sale and rental at all Family Video Stores Nationwide on July 25th 2017.

Included on the DVD are special bonus music features including ONE MORE BODY by Hed PE (Pavement Music) ONE LOVE by SOiL (Pavement Music) and NO FATE by PULSE (Dark Star Records). Special thanks to Mark Nawara and Tim King from Pavement Music plus Jeffrey A. Swanson and Lloyd Freeze from Dark Star Records for providing us this killer music.

The Night Shift is directed by Massimiliano Cerchi, Written by Anthony Werley, produced by Dustin Lebleu and stars: Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6), Vincent Rivera (Insane, Hell Ride) and Greg Chandler Maness (Insane, Selma).

SYNOPSIS: A security guard (Vincent Rivera) gets hired to guard an empty mansion until the owner will arrive in the morning. Little does he know, he has been set up as a human sacrifice to placate the various Demons who “live” in the house. Will he survive the shift or will he be a victim ?

THE NIGHT SHIFT will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on July 25th 2017, and is already available as a special pre release on Amazon Prime Video Streaming. And, make sure to rent or buy a copy from any FAMILY VIDEO Location Nationwide on July 25th 2017. Distributed by SGL Entertainment, Indie Rights Movies and MVD.

"Lilith Dark" Returns to Cause More Trouble in Issue Three


Alterna Comic recently send the horror chamber information about the release of the third issues of "Lilith Dark. This is the third issue in the series. The comic is written and illustrated by Charles C. Dowd.

Issue #3 of "Lilith Dark" hits comic shops on September 20th.

Plot Synopsis: 

After declaring herself “Queen of the Beasties”, Lilith thinks nothing can go wrong. But when she demands a feast to celebrate – Lilith never could’ve imagined that her big sister would be the main course! LILITH DARK is an epic adventure that’s great for all ages!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Retro Puppet Master" Blu-Ray Review



When “Retro Puppet Master” was released on blu-ray, I was kind of surprised that this got a blu-ray release considering not many of the post paramount films have been hitting blu-ray. Also, this film was released before “Curse of the Puppet Master” on blu-ray. The film is the seventh film of the “Puppet Master” and most different from the others.

The film focuses on a young Andre Toulon (Greg Sestero) who is running his puppet shows with the help of his friends. During one of his shows, he meets the daughter of a Swiss diplomat whom he falls for. His life is turned upside down when a mysterious sorcerer on the run shows up on his doorstep with the ancient secrets of Sutekh. Now with the secrets, Toulon and his puppets must stop Sutekh and his servants before he carries out his evil plans.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen “Retro Puppet Master”. I remember first seeing this on DVD through the local video and feeling happy that it was better than the abysmal “Curse of the Puppet Master” where I was outraged at that film’s lazy attempt at making a horror film. This film holds up from the last time I saw it.

One of the reason that I enjoyed this was David Decoteau’s direction. He does a good job making sure this feels different from all the other Puppet Master films. Decoteau does that by making sure the dialogue scenes move at a good pace and not rely heavily on stock film like the sixth Puppet Master” did. It made this entry more enjoyable as it felt like a real film and something that would fit the crazy mythology. I also liked how the film’s villains also had a nice creepy look to them. Even though they feel practical and cheap, it has a nice zombie/ creepy “Dark City” vibe to them. Decoteau also did a good job making sure the acting is good here. I liked how he manages to make sure the performances have a different feel from previous films. It’s more low-key but effective as I was into them.

The screenplay written by Benjamin Carr was good. What I liked about this screenplay was that it had a different tone compared to the other films. The other films felt it had more of a horror tone to them with the way its focuses on the blood. This film however focuses more on the backstory of the series main character Andre Toulon and how he met his wife. It was a nice change of the pace from the first six films. The other thing that I liked about it was the fact that we got to the beginning years of Toulon and how he acquired the magic to make the puppet walk and kill. It gives more background information of the character. It’s nice to have a different kind of “Puppet Master” film considering the sixth one really sucked. The extras on the blu-ray starts off with the film’s commentary track featuring director David Decoteau and the film star Greg Setero. This was a very good one. I liked how the both of them do into detail about the making of the film and stories that had happened on set. It’s one of the better full moon commentaries that they’ve done. The disc then wraps up with the film’s original videozone and two hours of raw behind the scenes footage with or without commentary from David Decoteau.

This is seventh best film in the series as I have this just behind “Axis Termination”, but it’s still a good film. “Retro Puppet Master” is different from the other entry from the other films in the series but it was nice to have a different entry that focuses on Toulon and not the puppets so much.

Review Rating: Three and a Half stars

Extras: Three Stars

Italian Cult Film "Beyond the Darkness Makes Blu-Ray Debut


Severin Films recently send us over information for their upcoming blu-ray release of Joe D'Amato's "Beyond the Darkness". The 1979 cult classic stars Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale and Franca Stoppi.

Special features on the blu-ray includes Joe D'Amato: The Horror Experience, The Omega Woman: Interview With Actress Franca Stoppi (17 mins), Goblin Reborn Perform Buio Omega Live 2016 Locations Revisited, Sick Love - An Interview With Actress Cinzia Monreale and Trailer.

"Beyond the Darkness" hits retail on July 25th.

Press Release:

It has been denounced as Revolting (SplatterDay.com), Stomach-churning (Classic-Horror.com) and Shower-prompting (Fandor), while simultaneously acclaimed as Bone-chilling (Chas Balun), Truly classic (The Spinning Image) and A must-see (Horror.com). Now experience D'Amato's masterpiece (BloodyDisgusting.com) like you've never seen or heard it before: CinzIa Monreale (THE BEYOND) and Franca Stoppi (THE OTHER HELL) star in this psycho-sexual sickie featuring torture, cannibalism, necrophilia, unrequited love and other perversions, totally uncensored and set to a pounding score by Goblin.

Severin is proud to present the ultra-graphic sleaze-fest (Fright.com) also known as BURIED ALIVE and BUIO OMEGA - for which director Joe D'Amato (ANTHROPOPHAGUS) was infamously accused of using real corpses - intact, restored and packed with exclusive new Special Features.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Official NSFW Teaser Posters and Official Trailer for "American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon"


Unearthed Films recently released teaser art  and official trailer for their upcoming film "American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon" The upcoming film stars Jessica Cameron, Jim VanBebber, Gene Palubicki and David McMahon.

You have four days to left to pre-order the film during their indiegogo campagin. To pre-order you can goto: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/american-guinea-pig-the-song-of-solomon-horror#/

Plot Synopsis:

Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her Father. His death unleashes the savage forces of demonic possession in his daughter. The End of Days is upon the world, famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart and the Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed but what is the Holy Church actually doing? The City on Seven Hills is working on the Second Coming of Christ but before He comes back… the Antichrist must rule for seven years. The Song of Solomon’s true nature is to unleash an evil the world has been waiting for since the beginning of time.


 "American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon": Official Trailer

Official Stills for the Chiller "Altar"


Movie Heroes Studios recently released stills for their latest film "Alter". The film stars Stefanie Estes, Jesse Parr, Brittany Falardeau, Deep Rai, Jessica Strand and Tim Parrish.

"Altar" is currently available through various VOD platforms.

Press Release:

Movie Heroes Studios has partnered with Distribber for the nationwide VOD release of Matt Sconce's Altar. A group of old friends take a trip down memory lane in the Sierra Nevadas which ends in a bloody fight for survival. Since its premiere at the Northern Virginia International Film Festival, Altar has picked up almost two dozen awards on the festival circuit, including 4 for Best Feature, 2 Best Actress Awards for Stefanie Estes and 2 for Best Director. After a limited theatrical release, Altar is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation Network, and on Hulu as of July 1st.

Sconce (Stricken) directed from a script he penned. Stefanie Estes, Jesse Parr, Brittany Falardeau, Deep Rai, Jessica Strand and Tim Parrish star as the unfortunate group of former classmates.

Altar is the terrifying story of a group of college classmates who get lost driving to a reunion campout in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After stopping for the night, they stumble onto something darker and must escape the evil they've unleashed. Not only are their lives in danger, but their immortal souls as well.




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The "Warlock Collection" Casts Its Spell on Blu-Ray


Vestron Video recently released information for the upcoming "Warlock" collection on Blu-Ray. The set will feature all three films in the series on two discs with all them starring Julian Sands.

Special features for "Warlock" includes NEW Audio Commentary with Director Steve Miner, NEW Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with Author Jeff Bond , NEW Interviews: “Satan’s Son” with Actor Julian Sands, “The Devil’s Work” with Director Steve Miner and “Effects of Evil” with Make-up Effects Creators Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz. Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Vintage Interview Segments with Cast and Crew, Vintage Featurette with Make-Up Effects Creators Carl Fullerton and Neal Martz, Vintage Featurette with Visual Effects Supervisors Patrick Read Johnson and Robert Habros, Animation Supervisor Mauro Maressa, and Matte Artist Robert Scifo, Theatrical Trailer, Video Trailer, TV Spots and Still Gallery.

Special features for "Warlock 2: The Armageddon" includes NEW Audio Commentary with Director Anthony Hickox , Vintage Making-of Featurette Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Extended Vintage Interview Segments with Actor Julian Sands, Director Anthony Hickox, and Actress Paula Marshall, Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots and Still Gallery.

Special features for Warlock 3: The End of Innocents" includes Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Vintage Interview Segments with Cast and Crew, Trailer, Video Sales Promo and Still Gallery.

"The Warlock Collection" hits retail on July 25th.

Press Release:

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series is looking to cast the ultimate spell with the upcoming release of the Warlock Collection, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray on July 25 from Lionsgate. A 17th-century Warlock is transported to the 20th century, where he looks to end all of creation. The 2-disc Warlock Collection set includes all three films from the Warlock franchise: Warlock, Warlock: The Armageddon, and Warlock III: The End of Innocence, and are packed with all-new special features, including audio commentaries, isolated score selections, interviews, TV spots, still galleries, making-of featurettes, and more! Restored and remastered, the Warlock Collection Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

WARLOCK COLLECTION OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

An evil warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century and works to unleash Satan upon the world in these three supernaturally chilling films

Intense Action in These Preview Pages for Issue #4 of "Vampblade: Season 2"


Action Lab Danger Zone recently send the horror chamber over preview pages for issue 2 of Season Two of "Vampblade". The issue is written by Jason Martin with art by Winston Young and Marco Maccagni. Cover art by Winston Young.

Issue #4 of "Vampblade: Season Two" hits comic retailers on Jun 21st.

Plot Synopsis: 

Vampblade and friends must gear up just to survive, now that SoCal Comic Con has turned into a real… Con of the Dead! It’s two comic geeks and one silver-shiny warrior-woman versus 125,000 vamped-out fanboys (and fangirls)!!





Friday, June 16, 2017

Italian Horror Slasher "Scarecrowd" Makes its Way to the U.S.


SRS Cinema recently send the horror chamber information about their latest release "Scarecrowd". The film was made in Italy and the film is homage to  George Nevada’s Freda and Bava.

You can order the film through SRS Cinema. You can find the links to order the film at the bottom of the post.

Press Release:

SRS is excited to bring you our first Italian produced horror film import in George Nevada’s Freda and Bava inspired gore slasher, “Scarecrowd”! Sales for the limited editions are live and a wide DVD release is expected around the end of 2017.

“Farmer Tony Maio turns into a fierce mutant because of a meteorite impact on Earth. Disguised as a scarecrow in order to hide his appearance, he starts to kill people to satisfy his bloodlust.”

George Nevada’s parents moved from Apulia (Italy) to Boston when they were young. He was born there but he has never forgotten his Italian origin. Before opening a small restaurant, his father did any job, including appearing in some of the Italian horror movies of Freda and Bava. George is a restaurateur, but his father’s death prompted him to make and dedicate to him the horror movie he always dreamed of, “Scarecrowd” (The villain, Tony Maio, is also an homage to his father’s name, Tonino). He also made it into a homage to his second motherland, a slasher film that recalls old Italian cinema. In the film you’ll find the usual thrills and gore expected of the genre, but also a nice touch of humor.

RESERVE YOUR BLURAY EDITION HERE ONCE LIVE - http://srscinema.com/srsstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=281

RESERVE YOUR VHS EDITION HERE ONCE LIVE - http://srscinema.com/srsstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=282

"Scarecrowd": Official Trailer

"Curse of the Puppet Master" Makes It Blu-Ray Debut.


Full Moon Features recently released information for their upcoming blu-ray release of "Curse of the Puppet Master". The sixth entry in Full Moon most popular franchise stars George Peck, Josh Green and Emily Harrison.

Special features on the blu-ray includes director's commentary from director David DeCoteau, original videozone and trailers.

"Curse of the Puppet Master" hits retail on June 23rd.

Press Release:

Those malevolent puppets are back in Curse of the Puppet Master, the sixth installment in Full Moon’s legendary fright film franchise. This time, Andre Toulon’s diminutive assassins take up residence at The House of Marvels, a traveling doll circus run by Dr. Magrew (George Peck) who has been trying to create a living doll of his own with little success. When Magrew and his daughter Jane (Emily Harrison) meet a talented young man named Robert (Josh Green) who has a gift for wood carving, the good Doc asks that he use his natural gifts to sculpt him a puppet. But as Robert gets deeper ingrained into the family’s weird world, Magrew’s darker and more monstrous plans reveal themselves an once more, Blade, Pinhead, Tunneler, Six Shooter and the rest of the gang are fighting for their master’s honor…to the death!

Director David De Coteau (Puppet Master III) returns to the series for this strange, thrilling and violent entry, presented here for the first time, fully uncut in HD using a composite of the original 35mm negative, original SD release and Digi-Beta videotape master, making this the definitive version of this classic film.

Enter the Water with Stills From "Death Pool"


MTI Home Video recently released stills for their upcoming film "Death Pool". The film stars Randy Wayne (Hellraiser : Judgement), Sara Malakul Lane (Kickboxer : Vengeance), Demetrius Stear (Evil Nanny), Shawn C. Phillips (Ghostquake) and James Cullen Bressack (Bethany).

No special features were announced.

"Death Pool" hits retail on June 20th.

Press Release:

Director Jared Cohn (Little Dead Rotting Hood, The Horde) marinades the screen with suspense this June with Death Pool from MTI Home Video.

Randy Wayne (Hellraiser : Judgement) gives an electric performance in a sexy, spine-chilling fusion of American Psycho and Maniac, premiering on DVD and VOD June 20. Sara Malakul Lane (Kickboxer : Vengeance), Demetrius Stear (Evil Nanny), Shawn C. Phillips (Ghostquake) and James Cullen Bressack (Bethany) co- star.

After nearly drowning at the hands of his babysitter, a troubled young man grows up to become a serial killer with a compulsion to drowned young beautiful women. Based on true events, this conniving killer becomes a cultural phenomenon, known throughout the streets of Los Angeles.

Death Pool out 6/20.





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Go Deep Down in the Ocean for Stills for "47 Meters Down"



Entertainment Studios recently released stills for their upcoming release "47 Meters Down". The film stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt.

"47 Meters Down" hits theaters on June 16th.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: 47metersdownmovie.com

Plot Synopsis:


On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico. Even still, she needs a little extra persuasion when her daring sister Kate (Claire Holt) suggests they go shark diving with some locals. Once underwater in a protective cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once in a lifetime, face-to-face look at majestic Great Whites. But when their worst fears are realized and the cage breaks away from their boat, they find themselves plummeting to the bottom of the seabed, too deep to radio for help without making themselves vulnerable to the savage sharks, their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling. 47 METERS DOWN is a terrifying tale of survival set in the domain of the ocean’s fiercest creatures.





Official Stills for the Action Horror Film "Karate Kill"


Petri Entertainment and Dark Cuts recently send us stills for their upcoming release of the action horror film "Karate Kill". The film stars Hayate, Mana Sakura, David Sakirai (Iron Fist) and Katarina Leigh Waters (former WWE wrestler).

"Karate Kill" hits retail on July 18th.

Press Release:

Tarantino meets Cannon Films in Karate Kill, from acclaimed filmmaker Kurando Mitsutake, on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 18.

Featuring a "grimly relentless performance” (Japan Times) from Hayate, with solid support from Iron Fist’s David Sakurai and WWE icon Katarina Leigh Waters, Karate Kill will be available on Blu-ray and DVD - exclusive to Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon – on July 18.  VOD will be day and date on iTunes, VHX, Google Play, Fandango, Vudu, Dish, Vubiquity, Comcast, Charter, Cox and Xbox.

A “must see” (Terror Weekend) action masterpiece from the director of Gun Woman and Blind Wolf comes to the U.S. When Karate master Kenji’s (Hayate) young sister (Mana Sakura) is kidnapped by a dangerous cult, and taken to the U.S. he will stop at nothing to find her. Partnered with a mysterious shot-gun toting partner, Kenji must use his mastery of Karate to dismantle the cult members one by one in spectacular and bloody fashion, until he finds his sister.

Dark Cuts releases Karate Kill July 18.









Friday, June 9, 2017

"Spidarlings" Set to Create Arachny on Troma Now


Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company in American history, is proud to announce the acquisition of Salem Kapsaski's punk rock musical Spidarlings, World Premiere on Troma Now July 1st, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

"Arachny in the UK" Spidarlings premieres on Troma Now July 1st

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days...Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at "Juicy Girls", the place where Matilda works...but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Spidarlings Trailer Here: Spidarlings

While creating Spidarlings, Director Salem Kapsaski drew inspiration from his own real life experiences with financial struggles, a ruthless landlord, and relentless threats to his family from an unstable individual. These real life experiences mixed with influences from John Waters, I Love Lucy, Lloyd Kaufman, Peanuts cartoons and an amazing musical score by Jeff Kristian are what makes Spidarlings a totally original, remarkable independent film.

Spidarlings will premiere on Troma Now, Troma Entertainment's exclusive content streaming service, July 1st!

"Spidarlings": Official Trailer

Zombies Go Wild in These Stills for "Peelers"


Uncork'd Entertainment recently released stills and DVD/Blu-Ray information for their upcoming release "Peelers". The film stars Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko and Madison J. Loos.

Special features on DVD/Blu-Ray includes Writer and director commentary, Deleted Scenes, "Getting A-Head", Gag Reel, Behind The Scenes, Script To Scene, Teaser Trailer, Theatrical Trailer and Digital Comic Link to Website.

The Blu-Ray also include cast and director commentary, "Special Effects", Behind the Scenes part 2 and festival intro.

"Peelers" hits DVD/Blu-Ray on July 4th.

Press Release:

From Sevé Schelenz, director of Skew, comes the gooey, gory instant classic Peelers, on DVD and Blu-ray this July.

Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko and Madison J. Loos star in “a pretty damn fun trip” (Dread Central) that ‘’any horror fan is going to love from start to finish” (HEAVY Magazine).

Extras on both the DVD and Blu-ray disc include deleted scenes, featurettes - includiung 'behind the scenes', audio commentary, gag reel, trailers, digital comic and more!

Exclusive to Blu-ray, 'special effects' featurette, behind the scenes part 2, an additional commentary, and festival intro!

Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club, turns into a blood bath. With time running out, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to try and put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.

Peelers, directed by Sevé Schelenz and written by Lisa DeVita, available on DVD and Blu-ray July 4 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Peelers on DVD and Blu-ray July 4.