Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pumpkinhead + Pumpkinhead 2: Son of Pumpkinhead Coming From Scream Factory

I'm a bit late on posting this as I spent my first Record Store Day actually out at record stores. I didn't find the Bronx Warriors soundtrack I was after but I did make it on TV, so that was kind of neat -  I'm the balding beardy guy in the brown jacket (talking to the guy with the umbrella I didn't know but spent 2 hours of my life with) 22 seconds into this clip.

Anyway, big announcement from Scream Factory, followed by a less big announcement from Scream Factory:


Poster from ShitMovieFest. Not official Scream artwork.

Stan Winston’s 1988 monster film PUMPKINHEAD (one of our most highly-requested titles) will be coming to the ‘factory’ on Blu-ray for the first time this September! And…its 1993’s sequel PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS will be released on the same date too!

We announced these on the latest episode of “Choice Cuts” over at Shock Till You Drop. Check out the full episode where we also talk at length about our process, titles and more @ http://bit.ly/1ha5vkW

PUMPKINHEAD will be a “Collector’s Edition” (in fact, artwork is just about done) and PUMPKINHEAD II will be its own separate release. No further details to report at this time but we'll keep you posted on developments during our “Summer of Fear”.

I think Pumpkinhead is a legitimately good movie, so this is great news. Pumpkinhead 2L Blood Wings is a bit of a turkey, but my friend and I had one of our all time greatest movie riff offs during Pumpkinhead 2, so sure, it's a bad movie wrought with bad acting and startling continuity errors, but it's certainly quite entertaining, so count me in on both releases.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Fistful of Gold - Poster For The Upcoming Leprechaun Reboot


A new poster is online today for the forthcoming Midgetsploitation film Leprechaun: Origins, starring the WWE's resident Little Person who kinda sorta wrestles a bit. At least I think he wrestles. I don't know, I've been subjected to several WWE events thanks to a friend in Virginia, I've never seen this fucker do anything other than grab people's ankles from outside the ring and act as the butt of several Dwarfist pranks.


This new one is supposed to be more brutal and gruesome than the previous series. If that's the case I welcome it and hope it's far less silly than the Warwick Davis stuff. Don't get me wrong, Warwick is an awesome guy, and he was clearly having a blast in the role, but those movies were pretty goddamn goofy.

Jungle Cannibals Attack in New Trailer For Eli Roth's The Green Inferno

New trailer is out for Eli Roth's cannibal epic The Green Inferno. This trailer is actually pretty family friendly with no gore or nudity, but I think it's safe to say thinks are going to get pretty gross in this one. We'll all find out when it comes out September 5th. September 5th? This trailer is out so far in advance of the movie's release it reminds me of those made for Disney Channel movies like Camp Rock or the one from last year, Beach Grease, or whatever. They always put their commercials out like 6 months in advance so by the time the movie comes out nobody cares. Not that I've watched any of those things, I live with kids, I've seen the commercials. A lot. I'm sorry, how am I talking about the Disney Channel right now? I don't know what happened there, here's the trailer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Scanners Coming From Criterion July 15th!

We've been waiting for this one for what seems like forever now, but it's finally on the way July 15th:



New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
The “Scanners” Way, a new documentary on the film’s special effects
New interview with actor Michael Ironside
The Ephemerol Diaries, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack
Excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC’s The Bob McLean Show
Stereo (1969), Cronenberg’s first feature film
Trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim Newman

Preorder today from Criterion

Free Shipping From Shout! April 15-30th

For the next two weeks Shout! is offering free shipping on any Shout or Scream Factory order over $30. This works for current releases and preorders. I recommend grabbing MST3K Volume XXX during this promotion - at $50 it's a bit more than it will probably be on Amazon, but if you order it directly from Scream they'll be shipping the set out a month early, so you'll get it June 24 instead of July 29th.



Enter your SHOUT! Free Shipping code SHIPFREEFB at checkout to receive free shipping on any order totaling $30 or more. 
Offer valid for standard U.S. shipping only.
All current releases and pre-orders are eligible for free shipping.
Free shipping codes cannot be combined with any other offer.
Codes valid until 12:01am PDT on 5/1/14.

Monday, April 14, 2014

World's Greatest Ventriloquist Otto Peterson Has Died At the Age of 53


Just over a week ago the standup comedy world lost John Pinette, and now sadly another legendary comedian has joined him. Ventriloquist, and all around hilarious comedian Otto Peterson of Otto & George fame died today in his sleep at the age of 53. Full story at The Laugh Button.

Catching Otto & George in the 90's on a Showtime show called Full Frontal Comedy was one of the acts that really got me into comedy - in fact I currently have that performance saved on my phone and it keeps getting funnier every time I see it. Goddammit, all the celebrities I love are dropping like flies lately, what is happening?

To honor the worlds greatest "worst" ventriloquist here are several of his performances. Heads up though, this stuff is raunchy, don't watch it in front of children or pets.





Skip to about 22 minutes on this one. Also, nudity warning. Don't worry, not from Dom Irrera.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brutal Teaser For Brian O' Malley's Let Us Prey

Speaking of overly intense and hyper-realistic, get a look at this teaser for the upcoming film Let Us Prey:

From Twitch:
  
Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a backwater town.   The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else.  They all think they're there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better.   Wrong, on both counts.  Six is about to arrive - and All Hell Will Break Loose!

Set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on April 17, Let Us Prey stars Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones, Dog Soldiers) and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, Love Eternal)

Own One of 500 1:4 Scale Leatherface Statues Today

Texas Chainsaw fans, this 1:4 scale Leatherface statue can be yours for several $41 dollar payments:


Preorder here

Not sure why they went with the Texas Chainsaw version though. A lot of people really weren't too into that one when it came out, so it seems like they should've gone with the one from the first film, or my personal favorite Leatherface, the one from Part 2.

I'm one of the few that did enjoy Texas Chainsaw, despite it being a bit on the goofy side - in fact I liked it because it was a bit goofy. "Do your thing, cuz!" was one of the most wonderfully stupid lines I've heard in years. It was dumb, sure, and yeah the girl should've been 10 years older, but I didn't really care. It didn't make me think one bit, but it kept me entertained and sometimes that's all you need.

I don't know, I think horror is getting too grim for me lately. Take TCM: The Beginning for example. It's a fine enough movie, but all I kept thinking the entire time is "Man, this is kinda bumming me out." You always hear of people being desensitized to violence, but I'm the opposite. As I'm getting older I'm finding myself to be a lot more squeamish than I was before being subjected to countless gruesome horror movies over the past 25 years. I'm not disgusted by it like I'm gonna hork or anything, I'm just finding it more unpleasant to watch as I get older. I still love horror, but I find myself steering clear of the overly intense hyper realistic stuff. Anyone else experiencing this, or am I nuts?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Pitchfork Murders & Oderus Urungus - New This Week 4.8.14

There's some very cool new stuff out there this week worth checking out. Up first from Vinegar Syndrome is the Drive-In Collection DVD of the Dr. Jekyll Portfolio and A Clockwork Blue. If you missed the limited Blu-ray release a couple of weeks back you can pick up the DVD now from the VS shop. I believe the only difference between the two releases (apart from the fact that one is a Blu-ray) was that the Blu-ray featured the X-rated cut of Clockwork that features bit of hardcore footage.


JEKYLL & HYDE PORTFOLIO (1971)
In this notorious mix of sexploitation and slasher, a mysterious murderer is terrorizing the patients and staff at a rural sanitarium. Who will be the killer’s next prey in this blood and sex soaked classic?
Director: Eric Jeffrey Haims
81 minutes / Color / AR: 1.85:1
A CLOCKWORK BLUE (1972)
Hapless researcher Homer travels through history, discovering the erotic secrets of the past in this lost screwball sexploitation gem.
Director: Eric Jeffrey Haims
86 minutes / Color / AR: 1.85:1
Features Include:
+ Dual Layer DVD-9 | Region Free | 1.85:1 Anamorphic | MONO
+ Scanned in 2k & 4K from 35mm internegative & 35mm camera negative

 
Also from Vinegar Syndrome is the way-better-than-it-should-be WIP film Lust For Freedom. This one has all of the elements; Awkward kung fu, exploding cars, Michelle Bauer boobs, Grim Reaper on the soundtrack, and a warden who looks like a drag Adrienne Barbeau. It's cheap and tacky, but I had a lot of fun with it and I recommend those of you who don't need movies to "be good" or "make sense" check it out.


After her boyfriend is brutally murdered in a sting operation, special agent Gillian Kaites is implicated in the slaying and is sentenced to prison. While behind bars, she discovers a shocking web of corruption and begins to plot a bloody revenge in this action and T & A filled Troma classic from director by Eric Louzil (CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH Pts. 2 & 3) and producer by Lloyd Kaufman (THE TOXIC AVENGER)!
Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to bring this 80s cult hit to DVD newly restored from the original negative.
Director: Eric Louzil
94 minutes / Color / AR: 1.85:1
Features Include:
+ Dual Layer DVD-9 | Region Free | 1.85:1 Anamorphic | MONO
+ Audio commentary with Director Eric Louzil
+ Video interview with Producer Lloyd Kaufman
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ Scanned in 2k from 35mm blow-up negative



The most original, groundbreaking sitcom to ever hit television is back with a whole new level of hilarity and outrageousness! Join Adam (Adam Green, Frozen), Joe (Joe Lynch, Knights of Badassdom), Laura (Laura Ortiz, The Hills Have Eyes), Corri (Corri English, Devil May Call), Oderus Urungus (GWAR's Dave Brockie), and Lance Rockett (Twisted Sister's Dee Snider) as they deal with zombies, werewolves, a suicidal horror icon, a cursed videotape, a psychotic 11-year-old girl and so much more!

HOLLISTON: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON features an all-star roster of guests including Seth Green (Family Guy), Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Kane Hodder (the Friday the 13th franchise), Danielle Harris (the Halloween franchise), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) and more! Also included is the uncut version of the show’s animated Christmas Special episode and an incredible array of special features. Get ready for a second season loaded with everything genre fans, dreamers and geeks have ever wished for in a sitcom! Grab it at Amazon
  
Special Features


  • Behind the Scenes
  • Making of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Bonus Music Videos
  • Commentaries with creator/Writer/Director/Star Adam Green, Director Sean Becker, Executive Producer/ Star Joe Lynch and Star Laura Ortiz

  • Paz de la Huerta (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby's fury and a rampage of terror.
    Get it at Amazon
    The Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Blu-ray combo includes both the theatrical version of the film, as well as an extended, unrated cut, and intense additional found footage not seen in theaters.

    Synopsis: Another instalment of the widely successful 'found footage' horror franchise. This time, we follow a young Latin American, Jessie (Andrew Jacobs), who begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. Quick to investigate, it isn't long before Jessie finds he's been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it's only a matter of time before he is completely under its control...

    Special Features:
    • Extended, Unrated Version of the Film (HD)
    • Original Theatrical Version of the Film (HD)
    • Found Footage

    Sunday, April 06, 2014

    Comedian John Pinette Has Died at the Age of 50

    Sad news today for fans of comedy, John Pinette has died at the age of 50:


    Stand-up comedian John Pinette, 50, was found dead in his room Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton Station Square. Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said a relative was concerned after not hearing from Mr. Pinette for an extended period and contacted security at the hotel.

    Mr. Pinette was in Pittsburgh for a family function, Ms. Toler said. She declined to discuss details of the function. His manager, Larry Schapiro, could not be reached. The hotel's security detail opened Mr. Pinette’s room for the relative, where they found him and called city police.

    The comedian was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:30 p.m.

    A supervisor with the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Mr. Pinette had been suffering liver and heart disease and that his death was due to natural causes.

    Read more at the Post-Gazette

    I mostly post about horror and exploitation movies here, but I'm also a really big stand up comedy fan, so this news is destroying me right now. While I tend to prefer the darker and more obscene comedy of guys like Doug Stanhope, Dana Gould or Tom Segura I always enjoyed John's material and I think it's sad that most people don't know his comedy and that he's most commonly recognized as "that fat guy from the Seinfeld finale". It's truly a sad day for comedy, John will be missed.




    Friday, April 04, 2014

    Arrow Video's Incredible Melting Man

    Arrow Video just announced their upcoming release of The Incredible Melting Man and say what you will about the movie, but this new Gary Pullin cover art is one of my absolute favorite pieces of movie art I've ever seen. I'm not kidding, this is perfect.:


    *** THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN ***

    As some of you crafty people have already figured out, we are indeed going to be releasing everyone's favourite astronaut-is-reduced-to-mush movie THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN later this year! Time to go all gooey over the new cover art from the ever fantastic Gary Pullin.


     
    While I think The Incredible Melting Man is an underrated movie, I'm okay with only owning the Scream Factory release (which is great). But I love this new art so much I'm very tempted to buy this second release just to own that cover art.


    Thursday, April 03, 2014

    Neon Maniacs, Nail Gun Massacre + More on Blu-ray From Code Red

    Code Red has just added FIVE new Blu-ray preorders to their Big Cartel page. Each release is limited to 1,000 copies - except Neon Maniacs which is 1,2000. You can see all of the new titles here. In a very smart move they've put up a bundle package of all five releases for $100. I was only in for Neon and Nail Gun at first but I ended up just grabbing the whole lot when I saw I could save $8 by buying all five. I hope they start offer up bundle packages like this, I'd probably buy a lot more from them .

    If you want any of these I'd move on them now, I think this bundle might help Bill sell through these titles pretty quickly.

    These are preorders and I haven't seen an official release date, but they usually don't post preorders months in advance, so I think these will be shipping in about a week or two.

    In a small Texas town, the peaceful atmosphere is shattered when a beautiful young woman is the victim of a savage sexual assault by a gang of construction workers. Shortly after this horrific event, a masked killer begins a blood-drenched killing spree with the help of a pneumatic nail gun. Victims are nailed to trees! Lovers are nailed to each other! As the increasingly mutilated bodies begin to pile up, a local sheriff and the town doctor begin an investigation to solve the deadly crimes before the Nail Gun Killer finishes his gruesome masterpiece of industrial strength horror! Will they be able to stop this wisecracking madman in time, or will they be the last unlucky souls to get nailed? Is anyone safe from this gleeful psychopath's murderous mission?

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    + Brand New HiDef mastered created from the only surviving elements from filmmaker
    • Visit the Nail Gun Massacre Locations
    • Joe Bob Briggs interviews the cast at Texas Frightmare Weekend
    • Interview with director Terry Lofton
    • Interview with Whitey Thomas
    • An Evening at the Alamo Drafthouse with Rocky Patterson and Michelle Meyer
    + added bonus. previous distributor said in their blog....

    When doing the new transfer and seeing the FULL aperture in the telecine, there were a lot of microphones, wires, light reflections and, even at the end, the legs of the killer flying up from a dirt pile, that were never meant to be seen and were printed on the film, but meant to be masked out in theatres. During one bedroom scene, the microphone was practically all the way up to the top of the bed with the actors! LOL! It would be silly to release it full frame and have microphones hanging in scenes, especially when they weren't supposed to be there.

    The older master was probably slightly zoomed in to remove these mics, wires, etc. all those years ago when it was first created. And, if that's the case, perhaps ours will have a lot more side L/R info, since we didn't zoom in. I'll dig out the limited DVD and take a look as soon as I get a VHS check tape of our transfer to compare, but ours will definitely look far superior quality wise... and be framed properly.

    SINCE THE OTHER LABEL SUPERVISED THE SAME 16MM ELEMENT WE USED. CODE RED WAS AT DELUXE AND FOTOKEM ON THIS TITLE! SO CODE RED IS PROUD TO PLACE A "BOOM MIKE CUT" ON THE BLU SO WE ALL CAN ENJOY THE MICS, WIRES AND ALL THE GOOD STUFF! NOW IT'S FRAMED PROPERLY AVOIDING THE BOOM MIKE AND ALSO ANOTHER VERSION AS A ADDED BONUS AS A "BOOM MIKE CUT"!

    In the heart of San Francisco, the legions of the damned lay waiting beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. As night falls, this battalion of butchery is unleashed upon the city to carve terror into the souls of the innocent. But when one young woman named Natalie (Leilani Sarelle of Basic Instinct) escapes a bloody teen slaughter, she can't convince anyone that a rampaging army of psychotic 'monsters' has mutilated her friends. Now haunted, hunted and having a hard time in high school, Natalie must arm herself and her classmates for one final bizarre battle against the horror of the Neon Maniacs!
    SPECIAL FEATURES
    + brand new HiDef master !
    + on camera interview with make-up artist Alan Alpone
    + isolated music track
    + original trailer


    AUTHORIZED RELEASE! Tail end of the best selling bootleg! fake 3-D version that was sold eveywhere. Now finally it comes a legit release from CODE RED DVD licensed from the usa producers. (yes, the other label stole it from two nice old people. now claim they licensed it from a known homeless man (!). this will not stick in court )

    that crappy 3-d bullsh+t release received the wonderful review by Amazon reviewer's Alaric Rocha, Daniel Jolley, Ksmall who seems to support vhs dupe. thanks for wanting low quality garbage!

    since the crappy 3-D sold 2,000+ copies, there is no customers left on this release on dvd. so limited Blu is the only place to go. Please support this release to prove the scummy bootlegger that miracle can happen to dead titles.

    A beautiful artist moonlights as a vampire while in Mexico, killing lovers of both sexes. It seems that the only person who has any chance of stopping her reign of terror is her father, who's also a vampire. starring Christina Ferrare, John Carradine. Directed by Juan López Moctezuma

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    - New HiDef transfer from the only surviving 35mm elements
    - Interview with Producer Henri Bolinger



    When a small town high school reunion occurs, a born loser (T.G. Finkbinder) who is now a pastor makes a pact with the devil himself. He will kill his fellow schoolmates one by one to redeem himself and to hopefully get his second possessed thumb removed(!) He proves to be a master of disguise - and he even treats his victim to some hammy acting. Revenge and death will never be the same as The Redeemer slowly kills his victims in various gory methods! Starring Jeanetta Arnette (TV's Head Of The Class), this copyright 1978 drive-in classic is finally released on Blu from the best 35mm print. (little rough, but they I did my best). DVD did make a tiny profit, so the rights owner said let move on the Blu!
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color


    After nearly being rundown by a gang known as the Scars, Brenda (Linda Blair) and friends trash the leader's car. Gang leader, Jake, exacts his revenge by getting his cohorts to gang-rape her mute-dead sister, Heather (in a gloriously naunced role by Linnea Quigley). Armed with a crossbow and a bad attitude, Linda Blair sets out to avenge her mute-deaf sister while blazing a bloody, Bronson-inspired trail through 80's Los Angeles.
    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    + Brand New 5.1 mix created from the original 3 strip-Mag.
    + Isolated music only track
    + movie trailer

    Tuesday, April 01, 2014

    Sorority House Massacre Slashes Its Way Onto Blu-ray July 8th

    Scorpion has just announced that Sorority House Massacre, the lone film in director Carol Frank's filmography will be making its Blu-ray debut this July. Like with Slumber Party Massacre this is another film where I have only seen the sequels and not the original. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

    OK, enough with the April Fools joke. Some real announcements. On July 8, in conjunction with New Horizons, we will be releasing a BluRay of SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE, featuring a brand new HD master from the OCN!

    Check Out Gruesome Short 'Like a Doll'

    If you've got 5 minutes, I highly recommend checking out director Joseph Catté's short film Like a Doll - Comme une Poupé. It's odd, gruesome and unsettling - and well worth a look (though I wouldn't recommend watching it at work).


    "Like a Doll" is a short horror movie, freely adapted from a Roland Topor's monologue. It depicts the struggle of a young woman against a masculine entity.  Directed by Joseph Catté. Starring Pauline Helly. April 2014.

    If you enjoyed Like a Doll you can see more of Joseph's work here.

    Impulse Pictures Presents The Chambermaids & Honey Buns



    TWO BLASTS FROM ADULT FILMS PAST!

    THE CHAMBERMAIDS
    AND
    HONEY BUNS

    From 1973 and 1974, two 42nd street gems from the heyday!

    ------------------------------------------------
    Impulse Pictures brings on the memories, and the mammaries, with two flicks from 1973 and 1974, the Years of the Deuce!

    Mary Ellen and Sally, two lovely maids at a local hotel, are tired of their boring, dead-end cleaning jobs.  To liven up their work, these two horny honeys decide to give the guests a little extra “room service.” When some honeymooners and businessmen arrive, the humping and bumping gets even hotter for our heroines as the night goes on.  In the morning, will they decide to keep their jobs after all?

    The amateurish camerawork, microphone shadows, elevator music, terribly recorded sound and “you are there” extreme sex close-ups, will bring you back to the days when adult films were cheap and fast and VERY sleazy.  Re-mastered from a scratchy, barely surviving, theatrical print, THE CHAMBERMAIDS is a steamy slice of 70’s sex cinema that will have you cleaning up your own room after you watch it!


    Poor Harry! He’s a clumsy, bumbling sad sack who works at the “Internally Yours” feminine hygiene company. Destined to remain eternally alone, Harry meets “The Magician,” a man who knows what Harry wants and gives him a red pill that will make all his dreams come true.  Soon, Harry is making beautiful women appear and do his bidding, but there’s a catch!  Just as soon as he gets aroused, the women vanish!  Will Harry ever learn the secret to keeping these fantastic ladies in his life, or will he forever remain a limp chump?  Hot adult film starlets Uschi Digard and Rene Bond appear in this crazy fantasy-themed erotic feature. HONEY BUNS stars Rene Bond, Uschi Digard, and Matt Hewitt.


     


    THE CHAMBERMAIDS

    Director: Uncredited
    Starring: Eric Edwards, Valerie Marron, Mary Stuart
    Run Time: 72 minutes
    Release Date: May 6, 2014
    Language:
    English
    Aspect Ratio: Full Screen 1.33:1
    Format: DVD
    Region: Region 0
    Price: $24.95
    UPC Code: 654930105399

    HONEY BUNS

    Director: James Chiara
    Starring: Rene Bond, Uschi Digard, Matt Hewitt
    Release Date: May 6, 2014
    Language:
    English
    Aspect Ratio: Full Screen 1.33:1
    Format: DVD
    Region: Region 0
    Price: $24.95
    UPC Code: 654930105498

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    Without Warning Coming This August!

    Scream Factory promised a big new title announcement for today and they've delivered. This August Greydon Clark's Without Warning will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the US. I've never seen this one, but it seems to be a pretty sought after title. I'm looking forward to this one - I've enjoyed a lot of Greydon's stuff like Satan's Cheerleaders, Joysticks, Angel's Brigade and Final Justice - those last two were featured on a couple of my favorite MST3K episodes.


    I believe this must be old artwork, although I've never seen this poster before myself. Either way, I think this is the best artwork of any Scream Factory release so far, old or new.

    **NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT!**


    We are very thrilled to report that we are bringing Greydon Clark’s 1980 alien/slasher cult classic WITHOUT WARNING to DVD & Blu-ray for the first time this August!

    This long-overdue release has been requested several times since we started the brand so we know many of you just jumped for joy. (We're jumping too!) What makes this even more exciting is that this title has never been released on ANY home entertainment format in the U.S. or Canada (and is often bootlegged as some of you can attest to) so to be able to bring this out period is a feat in itself.

    No further details to report back at this time but we'll keep you posted on developments in a few months. The artwork you see - which uses the original theatrical poster - is final.(However, the flipside will have the other poster art some of you may remember with a girl running from flying alien discs.)

    Our "Summer of Fear" release slate is now completel. Starting in May, the mayhem includes:

    MAY
    Final Exam
    Evilspeak
    Nosferatu
    House in the Alley
    Sleepaway Camp (Collector's Edition)

    JUNE
    Ravenous
    The Monkey's Paw

    JULY
    The Final Terror
    Lake Placid (Collector's Edition)
    Deadly Eyes
    Ginger Snaps (Collector's Edition)

    AUGUST
    Phantom of the Paradise (Collector's Edition)
    Motel Hell (Collector's Edition)
    Leviathan
    The Legend of Hell House
    Dog Soldiers (Collector's Edition)
    Without Warning

    Note: We are still working on trying bring HELLHOLE back into the mix too after pulling it for film element issues. We'll keep you posted but this one has been putting us through some “hell” of sorts.

    For fans itching for further title announcements, we’re going to be a little quiet for awhile (at least a month) so please be patient. We have several more tricks up our sleeves!

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Meteor Shit! Creepshow Vinyl Coming April 1st From Waxwork Records

    Attention Creepshow fans and vinyl collectors, send your money to Waxwork Records now:




    Press Release swiped from Joblo.com

    WAXWORK RECORDS is thrilled to announce their next LP release to the 1982 horror anthology classic, CREEPSHOW. The film was directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The score was composed and performed by John Harrison (DAY OF THE DEAD, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE). This definitive release of the film score has never before been released. The original master tapes of the CREEPSHOW film score were lost for over 30 years, but with the efforts of composer John Harrison and Waxwork Records, the tapes were located in the attic of Jeree Recording Studios in New Brighton, PA. The tapes remained in remarkable shape over the years and were re-mixed and re-mastered for vinyl. The CREEPSHOW score has never sounded this good. LP package details include:

    Heavyweight casebound tip-on gatefold jacket with a satin coating Director essay from George A. Romero
    Composer essay from John Harrison
    A built-in booklet featuring production stills, artwork, and liner notes A satin coated 12×12 art print of The Creeper
    Full album packaging artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin

    This release features FIVE different vinyl variations that correspond to each story in the film. Each variant is pressed onto high quality 180 gram vinyl and are as follows:
    Father’s Day: Cake Icing vinyl with Blood Clot splatter
    Something To Tide You Over: Transparent Ocean Blue vinyl
    The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill: Transparent “Meteor Shit” green vinyl
    The Crate: Fluffy Fur Gray vinyl with Blood Clot splatter
    They’re Creeping Up On You!: Cockroach Brown vinyl

    Track List:
    1. Prologue
    2. The Creepshow Welcomes You
    3. Henry Is Told The Family Secrets
    4. She Bashed His Head In
    5. Bedelia Arrives
    6. Where’s My Cake? I Want My Cake
    7. Nate Comes Out Of The Grave
    8. Henry Goes Looking
    9. Henry Meets Nate; Henry Gets Crushed
    10. I Got My Cake
    11. Sylvia On A Platter – A Meteor Arrives
    12. Jordy Discovers His Meteor
    13. Jordy Hallucinates And Takes A Bath
    14. From The Farm To The Beach
    15. Get In The Hole Harry
    16. If You Can Hold Your Breath
    17. Richard Watches Them Drown
    18. From The Beach To The College
    19. Mike Discovers The Crate
    20. Dex And Mike Move The Crate
    21. Dex And Mike Open The Crate
    22. Mike Meets Fluffy
    23. Henry Leaves Wilma A Note
    24. Wilma Looks Under The Stairs
    25. WakeUp! WakeUp!
    26. Fluffy Eats Wilma
    27. Henry Dumps Fluffy
    28. What Are Friends For?
    29. Bastards
    30. Bugs Start Creeping Up On Pratt
    31. Blackout
    32. The End Of Pratt
    33. Garbage Men Find Billy’s Comic Book
    34. Until Next Time

    Phantasm: RaVager Teaser Trailer!


    Just a couple of days ago it was announced by Don Coscarelli that not only will there be a fifth Phantasm film, but that principal photography had already wrapped, so there technically already is a fifth Phantasm film.  Now today we already have a trailer, which you can find below.

    I'm personally very excited about this, but I'm also finding myself a bit annoyed by how fans on the internet are reacting. We've been waiting years for a new Phantasm, and now that we finally get a new one - with Angus Scrimm, no less - instead of being excited I'm seeing a lot of fans (Phans?) allover the internet up in arms because Don passed directing duties on to his friend David Hartman, who he co-wrote the film with. Sure, we'd all prefer it if Don had directed it, but he didn't, and I've seen several people who are saying they refuse to watch a non-Don directed Phantasm. To me that seems like a dumb reason to immediately write a movie off. All I know is that Don had a hand in writing and producing it and it certainly seems like this Hartman guy did his homework, because this sure as hell looks and feels like a Phantasm film:

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Gwar's Oderus Urungus Is No More

     
    I'm a bit late posting this, so I'm sure pretty much everyone has already heard that Dave Brockie aka Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus was found dead in his home at the way too young age of 50.

    While I loved Gwar's act, I honestly haven't heard a ton of their actual music - just a few songs here and there, but as a fellow Virginian and long-suffering Redskins fan this news has really been hitting me hard since I first heard it earlier today. This crazy bastard will surely be missed for years to come and I don't think the metal world will ever really be the same without him.

    USAToday:
    Dave Brockie, who fronted the heavy metal band Gwar using the stage name Oderus Urungus, has been found dead in his Richmond, Va., home. He was 50.

    According to band manager Jack Flanagan, one of Brockie's bandmates found him Sunday evening. Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh says officers received a report of a dead person at the home shortly before 7 p.m.

    "It is with a saddened heart that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician and lead singer of Gwar passed away," Flanagan said in a statement released Monday. According to Flanagan, Brockie's next of kin has been notified and Richmond authorities plan to conduct a full autopsy. "My main focus right now is to look after my bandmates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed."

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Listen To Swedish Death Metal Band Vampire's New Album For Free


    Any Death Metal fans out there might want to check this out. Swedish Death Metal band Vampire's self-titled debut album is out in the US today and Bloody-Disgusting is currently streaming the album in its entirety. Any band that names a song after a Coffin Joe movie is well worth any horror/metal fan's time.

    "Swedish death metal act Vampire will release its self-titled debut album in Europe on March 3 and in North America on March 18 via Century Media Records. Featuring ten tracks of relentless death metal with haunting melodies and a deadly horror vibe, "Vampire" promises to not disappoint. While Vampire's roots reach deep into metal’s most vicious origins, the eleven raw slices contained on the debut album will immediately catch your attention with their refreshingly morbid approach and should be hailed soon as some of the most poisonous metal of the decade."

    Head over to BD to listen to the album.

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