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.





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: "Death House"


Just this past weekend, yours truly headed out to Scare-a-Con New England for their second year running in Springfield, MA. That's where I managed to get the first look to one of most anticipated horror films of the year “Death House”. The film’s story was created by Gunner Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) who passed away in 2015. This film is also his last credited film.

The film is about two federal agents (Courtney Palm, Cody Longo) who visit an experimental prison that houses the world’s most dangerous criminals. When the lights go out, the agents are trapped in the prison as the prisoners are out of their cells. The only way out is going to the deepest of all places to find the supernatural beings who may be the only ones that can help them from what awaits inside the prison.

With a cast that includes Kane Hodder, Tony Tood, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Bill Mosley, Michael Berryman, Felissa Rose, Lloyd Kaufman, Sean Whalen and a host of others, I was not going to miss this film for anything. My first reaction after seeing this film was that it reminded me of Adam Green’s Hatchet as I was wowed by that film when it first theaters for its action. “Death House” gave me that same feel as I like this a lot. The action has this level of kick ass intensity from start to finish as “Hatchet” did.

What makes this film very good was B. Harrison Smith direction. He does a very good job with the way he handles everything. From the action to how he directs this, everything is done in a way that it’s a love letter to the hardcore horror fan. It has a mixture of old school gore imagery and action packed sequences drives the film’s intensity to the point that it doesn’t stop until its conclusion. The other thing I liked about this was it didn’t feel like your random horror film with cameos. There were plenty here but you almost forget about them because Smith does a very good job directing his main cast. He makes sure that his main cast including Courtney Palm, Cody Longo and Kane Hodder make their performances entertaining to help make the focus of the film be about the story and not all of these cameos. It made me interested in their characters and the action that takes place.

The other thing that I liked about this was the screenplay. Harrison Smith does a very job making sure the screenplay had an old school horror feel to it while also making feel action packed. One of the things that he does very well is to develop everything. I liked how he takes his time by developing the backstory of the death house and what its main purpose is. By doing that, its makes the location feel like another character which is needed here because the film’s title is Death House. I also liked how there are several things in the screenplay that pay homage to other notable horror films. It’s done in a way that it doesn’t take away from the story as these homage fit into the film’s dark and twisted world. It made this film fun as I was into everything from start to finish.

This is definitely one horror film you should be checking when released into theaters as this one of the most fun times I’ve had watching a horror film in a while. “Death House” is an action packed adrenalized thrill ride that that doesn’t stop. Review Rating: Five Stars

Official Trailer and Poster for the Upcoming Chiller "It Comes At Night"


A24 recently released the official poster and trailer for the upcoming film "It Comes At Night". The film stars Joel Edgerton,Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

"It Comes At Night" hits theater on June 9th.

Plot Synopsis:

Imagine the end of the world— Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he is learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

"It Comes At Night": Official Trailer

Blue Underground Announces Limited Edition Blu-Ray of Dario Argento's "The Stendhal Syndrome"


Blue Underground recently send us information for the upcoming blu-ray release of Dario Argento's "The Stendhal Syndrome". The film stars Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA 3D, KING KONG) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3, CINEMA PARADISO).

Special features on the Blu-Ray includes NEW Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse, Three Shades Of Asia - NEW Interview with Star Asia Argento, Prisoner Of Art - NEW Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini, Sharp As A Razor - NEW Interview with Special Makeup Artist Franco Casagni, Theatrical Trailer, Poster & Still Gallery, Director: Dario Argento, Inspiration: Psychological Consultant Graziella Magherini, Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti, Assistant Director: Luigi Cozzi, Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng and BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold.

"The Stendhal Syndrome" hits retail on July 25th.

Press Release:

DARIO ARGENTO'S Masterpiece Of Terror -
Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!

When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre Stendhal Syndrome - a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer's madness more intimately than she ever imagined.

Horror maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA) reaches new heights of florid fantasy and Grand Guignol with this warped work of art starring Maxim Magazine's Sexiest Woman in the World Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA 3D, KING KONG) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3, CINEMA PARADISO). Previously edited outside of Italy, Blue Underground proudly presents THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a gorgeous new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and bursting with brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Official Stills for the Sci-Fi Action Film "Rouge Warrior: Robot Fighter"


Sony Distribution recently released stills for the upcoming release of the indie sci-fi film "Rouge Warrior: Robot Fighter". The film stars Tracey Birdsall, William Kircher (‘The Hobbit’’), Daz Crawford (‘’Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’’), Stephen Manley (‘’Star Trek III’’), and Marilyn Ghiggliotti (‘’Clerks’’).

"Rouge Warrior: Robot Fighter" hits theaters in limited release on June 2nd and on Blu-Ray available only at Walmart on June 6th.

Press Release:

Sony Distribution will release highly-anticipated science-fiction actioner Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, starring Tracey Birdsall and written and directed by Neil Johnson, in theaters June 2.

The Blu-ray release of Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, exclusive to Walmart, is set for June 6.

Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, described as a mix of “Mad Max” and “Star Wars”, is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds. Birdsall plays Sienna, a resourceful rebel on a quest to take down the evil empire of robots.

Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (‘The Hobbit’’), Daz Crawford (‘’Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’’), Stephen Manley (‘’Star Trek III’’), and Marilyn Ghiggliotti (‘’Clerks’’).

Official synopsis : A few decades from now… Sienna, a rebellious robot-fighting arms dealer, lives on a post-apocalyptic Earth. When the cities start to fall under the control of the A.I. Scourge, a hyper-weaponized robot army, Sienna decides to leave the Earth and journey to the center of the galaxy, seeking a mythical weapon that can neutralize any form of A.I.

Pursued by giant machines, Sienna loses everything she cares about in an effort to save the last vestiges of humanity in an A.I. controlled galaxy.





NFSW Clip for the Upcoming Film "The Drifter"


Terror Films recently released a film clip from their upcoming release "The Drifter". The film is the feature debut for director Craig Calamis.

"The Drifter" hits VOD on June 6th.

Press Release:

The Drifter will be making its worldwide debut on Tuesday, June 6th. Also, genre distributor Terror Films has released the official poster, trailer and one more exclusive clip, titled “Listen to me, you little s**t.”

The story follows a uniquely troubled man who finds himself on a downward spiral induced by painful memories of his dark and distant past. Taking refuge from his long days and nights of driving aimlessly on the open highway, he stops off in a small town, where he happens to cross paths with an old acquaintance. This acquaintance becomes dangerously intrigued and determined to discover the skeletons hiding in the drifter’s past.

This marks the feature film debut of director Craig Calamis, which premiered at the 2015 Queens World Film Festival. Here, it won the Audience Award and was nominated for Jury Awards in both: the Best Narrative Feature and Best Director categories. Atlanta Horror Film Festival named it one of the “Top Independent Horror Films of 2015.” Also, it was also nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2014 Scare-A-Con Festival.

As part of their new World Wide digital release model, Terror Films will release the film across multiple digital platforms, in several territories. Territories include: the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Ireland, the U.K. and Pan-Russia. The film will be available on several video hosting platforms. Platforms 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 and Tubi TV. The premiere SVOD platform, iFlix will also be picking up the film, which will help expand the film’s worldwide distribution in the coming months.

"The Drifter": Film Clip - “Listen to me, you little s**t…

108 Media Corp Invites You to Volume 1 of "A Night of Horrors"


108 Media Corp recently released a clip from the upcoming horror anthology "A Night of Horror: Volume 1". The film features shorts from Bossi Baker, Nicholas Colla, Daniel Daperis, Carmen Falk, Matthew Goodrich, Evan Randall Green, Justin Harding, Goran Spoljaric, Enzo Tedeschi and Rebecca Thomson.

"A Night of Horrors: Volume 1" hits VOD on this summer.

Press Release:

Indie film distributor 108 Media Corp has released the first clip of their upcoming genre title, A Night of Horror: Volume 1. Comprised of 10 shorts that premiered at Sydney's A Night of Horror Film Festival, the anthology features the directing talents of Bossi Baker, Nicholas Colla, Daniel Daperis, Carmen Falk, Matthew Goodrich, Evan Randall Green, Justin Harding, Goran Spoljaric, Enzo Tedeschi and Rebecca Thomson.

Whether you're a fan of A Night of Horror, Sydney's iconic genre film festival, or just a fan of the best and bloodiest in new horror cinema, you can't afford to miss this fright-filled anthology. Zombies, demonic entities, self-surgery, cannibalism and more await in the dark corners of this terrifying offering from ten of the most talented filmmakers working in the genre today.



A Night of Horror: Volume 1 - Bloody Axe & Log Heads