Thursday, October 31, 2013

Synapse Licenses Suspiria For 2014-15 Blu-Ray Release


ROMULUS, MI – Synapse Films, Inc. has acquired the North American home-video rights to the 1977 classic horror film SUSPIRIA, directed by Italian horror master Dario Argento. Described as “one of the scariest films of all time” by Entertainment Weekly, SUSPIRIA stars the beautiful Jessica Harper as a young girl caught up in a coven of witches controlling a German dance academy.

“I’ve been involved in the restoration and release of many films in my career, but SUSPIRIA has always eluded me, until now,” says Donald May, Jr., President of Synapse Films. “It’s one of my favorite horror films and I’m ecstatic that my business partner, Jerry Chandler, was able to negotiate with the rights holders to release this film. This is going to be an amazing project for us.”

Synapse Films, Inc. will work closely with Technicolor Rome and Technicolor Los Angeles to create an all-new high-definition 2K scan from the original negative for a possible 2014-15 video release. “It’s important to spend as much time as possible to create the definitive high-definition home video version for the fans,” May explains. “We’re going to take our time with this one.”

Synapse Films, Inc. is currently planning the extensive work on SUSPIRIA in conjunction with Technicolor, utilizing both their Rome and Hollywood facilities. The film scanning will be coordinated and supervised by Technicolor Hollywood’s Director of Restoration Services, Tom Burton, whose film restoration credits include Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER, Georges Méliès’ A TRIP TO THE MOON and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S.

Final specifications, retail pricing, and extras for the Synapse Films release of SUSPIRIA will be announced closer to the as yet to be determined release date."

Fantastic news of course, but fingers crossed they don't pull a Demons on us and only put out a $45 steelbook version. I know Suspiria is a much bigger film, and a limited edition is highly unlikely, I'm just still a little bitter about the non-poor people friendly release of Demons (which was possibly my most anticipated release of the year until I found out it was nearly $50).

Sleepaway Camp From Scream Factory in 2014!

Just posted on their Facebook page:

Happy Halloween everyone! We are super excited to announce to you on this special day that we will be releasing the original uncut SLEEPAWAY CAMP film on Blu-ray for the first time next Spring!

This will most definitely be a Collector's Edition (new art is being worked on it as we type) and is planned to come loaded with great extras that will be announced at a later date. We love this film and will certainly aim to please fans of Angela, Aunt Martha, cussing cousin Ricky, Judy, Meg and the rest of Camp Arawak's memorable counselors and campers.

No cover art yet, but enjoy this random Sleepaway Camp poster:

Hopefully we'll eventually get a Blu-ray double feature of Sleepaway Camp II and III as well. Sure, many will argue that Part II and III suck, and yes, they technically suck, but they suck in the most amazing way possible.

Night of the Demons + Witchboard Bonus Features Announced

I mentioned Scream Factory's upcoming Night of the Demons and Witchboard releases when they were announced a few weeks back, and now Scream has sent out the complete press release for those two. Read on for the full release details:

The Complete Unrated Version with Extra Gore and Violence!
Starring William Gallo, Hal Havins, Mimi Kinkade, Cathy Podewell, Linnea Quigley
Starring Todd Allen and Tawny Kitaen
Pre-Order These Definitive Collections Today!

Horror movie enthusiasts and loyal fans are invited to join the magic circle and journey into the world filled with ancient dark rituals, spine-chilling suspense and blood-curdling terror when SCREAM FACTORY™ unleashes two of Director Kevin S. Tenney’s creepy supernatural ‘80s cult hits NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition and WITCHBOARD on home entertainment shelves everywhere February 4, 2014.  Featuring a generous dose of gore and violence, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS stars William Gallo (Crash), Hal Havins (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama), Mimi Kinkade (Night of the Demons II & III), Cathy Podewell (Dallas), scream queen Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) and Jill Terashita (Sleepaway Camp III).  The highly popular ‘80s paranormal thriller WITCHBOARD boasts an all-star cast of Todd Allen (Django Unchained), Tawny Kitaen (Bachelor Party), Stephen Nichols (House), Kathleen Wilhoite (ER), Burke Byrnes (Child’s Play 3) with special appearance by legendary actress Rose Marie.

The collector’s edition of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS contains the complete unrated version of the movie for widescreen movie presentation, haunting bonus content and a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art and more! 
Both horror classics debut for the first time on Blu-ray™. NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.  WITCHBOARD 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack has a suggested retail price of $26.99.

***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition from will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork!  These are only available while supplies last.***

Fans and collectors can now pre-order these SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment collections
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack

WITCHBOARD Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition
Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
The Complete Unrated Version with extra gore and violence

It’s Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party…but this is no ordinary Halloween party. Everybody’s headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home, formerly the home of a mass murderer. But when the partygoers decide to have a séance, they awaken something evil...and these party crashers have a thirst for blood. Now it’s a battle for who can survive the night in Hull House.

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition Bonus Content:
·         NEW commentary with Director Kevin Tenney and actors Cathy Podewell, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo and FX artist Steve Johnson!
·         NEW interviews with cast and crews including director Kevin Tenney, writer/producer Joe Augustyn and actress Linnea Quigley
·         Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten and Producer Jeff Geoffray
·         Promo Reel
·         Video Trailer
·         Theatrical Trailer
·         TV  and Radio Spots
·         Still Galleries
And much more…

Executive Producer WALTER JOSTEN Supervising Producer JEFF GEOFFRAY
Director of Photography DAVID LEWIS Line Producer DON ROBINSON
Written and Produced by JOE AUGUSTYN Directed by KEVIN S. TENNEY
Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)/Dolby Digital Stereo

1988/Color/90 minutes/UNRATED

It’s called a Ouija Board and it’s been used for thousands of years to communicate with the souls of the afterworld. For beautiful Linda Brewster (Tawny Kitaen), it brings the playful ghost of a dead ten-year-old boy. But when the friendly spirit develops a sudden taste for violent murder and demonic possession, Linda’s boyfriend (Todd Allen) and her former lover (Stephen Nichols) must race to destroy the ferocious portal of the damned.

WITCHBOARD BLU-RAY™+ DVD Combo Pack Bonus Content:    
·         NEW Audio commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Tenney and actors Stephen Nichols, James W. Quinn, and Kathleen Wilhoite
·         NEW Interviews with cast and crew including writer/director Kevin Tenny, actors Tawny Kitaen,  J.P. Luebsen, James Quinn
·         Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Kevin Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten And Producer Jeff Geoffray
·         The Making of WITCHBOARD
·         Still Gallery
·         Theatrical Trailer
·         TV Spots
And much more…

Co-Starring KATHLEEN WILHOITE, BURKE BYRNES with Special Appearance by ROSE MARIE
Executive Producer WALTER JOSTEN Produced by GERALD GEOFFRAY Supervising Producer RON MITCHELL
Associate Producer ROLAND CARROLL Director of Photography ROY H. WAGNER
Written and Directed by KEVIN S. TENNEY

Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen 1.85:1/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) Dolby Digital Mono

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Just Before Dawn and Voices From Beyond - Code Red Blu-rays Preorder Now

Code Red's first ventures into Blu-ray have just gone up for preorder on the Big Cartel site; Jeff Lieberman's Just Before Dawn and Lucio Fulci's Voices From Beyond. Both titles are limited - Voices is only 1,000 copies and the number isn't mentioned for Dawn, but I think he said 2,000 or 3,000 on one of the forums he posts on. I'm not sure how well Voices will sell, but I predict Just Before Dawn will sell very well, so I'm going to put in an order for that one now.


Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion, to drink, frolic and skinny-dip on an isolated piece of land one of them has inherited. Despite ominous warnings from local forest ranger (GEORGE KENNEDY, AIRPORT, DEATHSHIP), strange backwoods families, and a hollering drunken hunter (Mike Kellin, SLEEPAWAY CAMP) claiming to have witnessed his friend’s evisceration by the hands of "Demons", they trek further into the foliage. Beautifully shot, extremely eerie, and with a horrifying twist that will make you wonder...Will any of them survive those dark hours Just Before Dawn? Starring Gregg Henry (MEAN DOG BLUES, RICH MAN POOR MAN), Deborah Benson (SEPTEMBER 30, 1955), Jamie Rose (TV's LADY BLUE), Chris Lemmon (TV's THUNDER IN PARADISE), and Ralph Seymour (UNDERGROUND ACES). CODE RED proudly presents JUST BEFORE DAWN painstakingly restored from the original 35mm Internegative.

Special Features.

+ FIRST TIME! ORIGINAL UNCUT VERSION from the original InterNegative
+ EXTENDED CUT, for overseas distribution
+ Original Theatrical trailer

1.78:1 (16x9)


If you think the dead rest in peace, prepare yourself for Voices from Beyond, a chilling ghost story with a modern twist. The unexpected death of wealthy, middle-aged Giorgio from an internal hemorrhage has cast suspicion on his scheming family, all of whom had reasons to commit murder. Rosy, the innocent daughter, is tormented by her father's spirit, who demands the revelation of his killer. Could it be Giorgio's wife, his mistress, his stepson or his stepmother? Or perhaps an even more fiendish mind is at work within the dark, deadly confines of their sprawling estate? Soon Rosy's life is in danger as well as she races against time to unmask the face of true evil and silence the unearthly voice of a ghost out for justice. From the diabolical mind of Italian horror legend Lucio Fulci, the man behind The Beyond and Aenigma, comes one of his final voyages into the supernatural, laced with his trademark scenes of terror and mayhem. Turn down the lights, curl up tight, and listen closely - the voices from beyond might be out there waiting for you, too!
1.78.1 (16x9)
(c) 1991 International Media Films., under licensed Alfredo Leone

Sunday, October 27, 2013

SNL's Amazing Wes Anderson Horror Trailer

I'm not much of an SNL fan really, especially the current stuff. I think it's pretty crappy at best, and at its worst it's nearly physically painful - try watching just two minutes of this clip and tell me you don't have the sudden urge to run outside and slam your car door on your own head. I do watch the show occasionally, but I mostly just sit there with a frown on my face due to how terrible the comedy is, and because I'm rapidly becoming an old man I sit there complaining that whatever the musical guest is playing "isn't music". 

I'm glad I watched last night though, because for the first time in a very long time they came up with something actually really awesome. It's a spot on fake trailer for what a home invasion The Strangers/You're Next style horror film would look like if it were directed by Wes Anderson. This is pretty perfect as it looks 100% like a Wes Anderson trailer all the way down to the fonts. Apart from the stupid "Da Fuh?" quote towards the end of the trailer this could pass for a real movie. It's maybe not hysterically funny, but it's pretty great and even a bit informative. Who knew Edward Norton could do an amazing Owen Wilson?

The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders - A fake film not by, but in the style of Wes Anderson

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Beast of Hollow Mountain/The Neanderthal Man on Blu-ray from Scream

Check out the press release for Scream Factory's first double feature scheduled for 2014. The set includes The Beast of Hollow Mountain and The Neanderthal Man (which I believe was on the recently released Movies 4 You Sci-Fi Collection Volume 2 that just came out).

This January 2014, loyal fans are invited to combat the winter chills with a double dose of 50s high-camp creature features when Edward Nassour and Ismael Rodriguez’s THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, starring Guy Madison (Blood of the Executioner) and Patricia Medina (Snow White and the Three Stooges), and E.A Dupont’s THE NEANDERTHAL MAN, starring Robert Shayne (How To Make A Monster), Richard Crane (Devil’s Partner), Doris Merrick (Untamed Women), Joyce Terry (The Beatniks) and Beverly Garland (It Conquered The World, The Alligator People), arrive on home entertainment shelves together in a double-feature 2-Disc BLU-RAY™+ DVD Combo Pack on January 28, 2014. This highly collectible home entertainment release features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation of THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, which has never been available on DVD. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN/THE NEANDERTHAL MAN 2-Disc Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack is priced to own at $26.99 SRP.

The Beast of Hollow Mountain
Based on an idea by the legendary special effects wizard Willis O’Brien (King Kong, Son Of Kong, The Lost World), The Beast Of Hollow Mountain is a classic creature feature. An American rancher living in Mexico is staying near Hollow Mountain, an impenetrable swamp where, stories have it, dwells a living prehistoric Tyrannosaurus Rex!

The Neanderthal Man
A mad scientist uses his new serum on his housekeeper, turning her into an ape-woman. Like most crazed scientists, he then tries the serum on himself, creating…The Neanderthal Man! Robert Shayne, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick, Joyce Terry and Beverly Garland star in this harrowing creature feature.

You're Next - Hits VOD December 27th, Blu-ray/DVD January 14th

From Bloody Disgusting:

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s You’re Next will be slashing its way to home video on January 14, 2014. It will hit VOD prior to video on December 27. Special features include: “No Ordinary Home Invasion: The Making Of You’re Next” featurette, Audio commentary with Director Adam Wingard, Writer Simon Barrett and Actors Sharni Vinson and Barbara Crampton, and Audio commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett.

I missed this one when it was in theaters and I've been regretting it ever since.  Can't wait to check it out in January, just wish it was coming a bit sooner.

Arrow's January/February Lineup Part II

And here's the remaining 6 titles due out from Arrow early next year.
Blind Woman's Curse

Released: 17 Mar 2014

Starring: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô
Directed by: Teruo Ishii

Overview: From Teruo Ishii “The King of Cult”, Blind Woman’s Curse (also known as Black Cat’s Revenge) is a thrilling Yakuza film featuring eye-popping visuals, thrilling samurai fight sequences and the gorgeous Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock), in her first major role.

Akemi (Kaji) is a dragon tattooed leader of the Tachibana Yakuza clan. In a duel with a rival gang Akemi slashes the eyes of an opponent and a black cat appears, to lap the blood from the gushing wound. The cat along with the eye-victim go on to pursue Akemi’s gang in revenge, leaving a trail of dead Yakuza girls, their dragon tattoos skinned from their bodies.

A bizarre blend of the female Yakuza film and traditional Japanese ghost story, with a strong dash of grotesque-erotica (the same movement was a sensibility of Edogawa Rampo whose works were adapted by Ishii in Horrors of Malformed Men), Blind Woman’s Curse is a delirious mash-up of classic genre tropes, to which Ishii was no stranger having directed everything from Super Giant films to Biker movies!

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer
-Newly commissioned artwork
-Collector’s booklet
-More to be announced!

 Pit Stop

Released: 31 Mar 2014

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn
Directed by: Jack Hill


The most dangerous game ever devised, to pit man against man, flesh against steel – the figure-8 race! Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown) follows up Spider Baby, once again teaming up with Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) in one of his greatest roles for this action-spectacular crash-o-rama!

Richard Davalos (East of Eden) stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race goes wrong. Bailed out by race promoter Grant Willard, Davalos is put in the deadly track where he comes up against Haig’s maniacal winner Hawk Sidney. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast including Brian Donlevy (The Quatermass Xperiment) in his last film appearance, Ellen Burstyn, billed as Ellen McRae (The Exorcist) and Beverly Washburn (Spider Baby) Pit Stop is one of Hill’s lesser known films but arguably his greatest.

Filmed on a real figure-8 track, Hill and his crew were able to capture gripping real-life car wreck scenes lending the film a brilliant sense of realism. You’ve never seen a motion picture like this before – can you take it?

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer
-Newly commissioned artwork
-Collector’s booklet
-More to be announced!

Arrow's January/February Lineup Part I

Yep, Part I, there's so many I need to split the post in two. Read on...
Phantom of the Paradise

Released: 17 Feb 2014

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper
Directed by: Brian De Palma

Overview: Brian De Palma’s inspired rock’n’roll fusion of Faust, The Phantom of the Opera and The Picture of Dorian Gray boasts an Oscar-nominated score by Paul Williams, who also stars as an evil record producer who not only steals the work of composer/performer Winslow Leach (William Finley) but gets him locked up in Sing Sing - and that’s not the worst that happens to him along the way.

Few revenge scenarios have ever been so amply justified, but the film is also constantly aware of the satirical possibilities offered by the 1970s music industry, exemplified by Gerrit Graham’s hilariously camp glam-rock star. Jessica Harper (Suspiria) appears in her first major role as the naïve but ambitious singer, on whom Winslow secretly dotes.

Prodigiously inventive both musically and visually, this is one of De Palma’s most entertaining romps, not least because it was so clearly a labour of love.

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer
-Newly commissioned artwork
-Collector’s booklet
More to be announced!

The Stuff

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Rating: 15

Overview: Are you eating it ...or is it eating you?

The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It’s delicious, low in calories and – better still – doesn’t stain the family carpet… What’s not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we’re not talking friendly live bacteria…

Young Jason seems to be the only one who doesn’t love The Stuff – in fact he won’t go anywhere near it, after having seen the pudding crawling around the fridge one night. What’s more, everyone who eats The Stuff has started acting really weird... Now, teaming up with wise-cracking industrial saboteur “Mo”, Jason must put a stop to The Stuff and the organisation behind it or face a gooey, gloopy demise.

Coming courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director of the It’s Alive series and scribe behind the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a titillating treat for the taste-buds which blends elements of films such as Street Trash with the straight-up B-movie flavour of The Blob. So grab a spoon and dig on into The Stuff – the taste that delivers… much more than you bargained for!

Special Features:
-New high definition digital transfer
-Newly commissioned artwork
-Collector’s booklet
-More to be announced!

Hell Comes To Frogtown
Released: 27 Jan 2014

Starring: Julius LeFlore, RCB, Roddy Piper
Directed by: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer
Rating: 15

Overview: With the 20th Century drawing to a close, nuclear war has wiped out civilization as we know it. The embattled human race’s last remaining hope lies with one man and his loaded weapon.

Sam Hell may be an ex-con, but he also happens to be one of the last surviving fertile men on the planet. Now, under the custody of a group of feisty female fighters, Sam finds himself enlisted on a mission to impregnate a harem of beauties. Sounds cushy enough, but the ladies in question are prisoners of Frogtown – home to a gang of mutant (and ill-mannered) amphibians!

Starring wrestler-turned-actor Rowdy Roddy Piper, known to John Carpenter enthusiasts for his body-slamming and bubblegum-chewing antics in They Live, Hell Comes to Frogtown is unashamedly a B-movie through and through with more guns and girls than you can shake a frog’s leg at.

Special Features:
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
-Grappling with Green Gargantuans: Wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper speaks about his leading man turn in Hell Comes to Frogtown
-Amphibian Armageddon: Actor Brian Frank remembers his role as Commander Toty
-Creature Feature Creator: Effects wizard Steve Wang reveals the secrets behind Hell Comes to Frogtown's mutant manifestations
-Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Jeff Zornow
-Original Trailer
-Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Calum Waddell

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

At Last Gingerdead Man Takes on Evil Bong

Full Moon's long awaited* Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong is out October 29th (again with this date?). I'm not particularly into these movies - meaning I've seen the first Evil Bong and that's it, but I do enjoy this cover art with Gingerdead Slim Pickensing Evil Bong.

For the first time in Full Moon's history, we will be releasing two unique versions of the same movie!  Watch the regular version of Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong first, then get ready for an even wilder trip with the Ganja Version!

The Ganja Version of Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong is packed to the brim with interactive special features that happen in real time while the movie's playing.  At key points in the film, viewers can unlock extra scenes, learn useful trivia, and purchase gonzo exclusive merch.  The Ganja Version also includes the Full Moon Treasure Hunt, where viewers can earn prizes by spotting the special Golden Moons hidden throughout the film.  There's never been a movie watching experience quite like this before, so get ready to expand your mind with Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong!

Keep watching this page for even more Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong news as it nears its release date!
Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong

It's a War of the Colossal Freaks when serial killing cookie, GINGERDEAD MAN, tracks down the lone survivor of his murderous rampage, SARAH LEIGH (Robin Sydney), to take care of unfinished business. But his devious plans go up in smoke when Sarah meets LARNELL (John Patrick Jordan), who has a pint-sized problem of his own. The EVIL BONG, EEBEE, has been unleashed once again. Bodies begin to pile up as Gingerdead Man carves a path for them. Their only salvation is to turn to help from the dastardly Bong. It's one tough cookie versus one bad trip mother when the two Titans of Terror hash out a war in the Bong World. The stakes have never been higher.

If you're a big Full Moon fan you'll definitely want to throw down some extra money for what I believe to be the world's first Cereal Box Special Edition. Before you sit down to watch a man sized cookie fight a diabolic bong you can pour yourself a bowl of knock off Cookie Crisp. The cereal comes with a copy of the DVD, plus a free prize in every box.

Eat the Gingerdead Man cookie for dessert and wake up the next morning for a bowl full of NOOKIE CRISP! If you're high enough to have the munchies, you can flip the box around, pretend it's a whole other brand of cereal, and pour yourself another bowl of... WEEDIES!

'What's in the box?!?'
1: A full, 11.5 oz bag of delicious crunchy cookie cereal!
2: The mega-mashup, colossal-crosssover DVD, "Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong," fortified with super-special features!
3: A surprise collector's item gift in EVERY BOX!!! 

Check out the official site here.

 * I don't know anyone who watches Full Moon movies so I have no idea if this is actually "long awaited", I was just trying to spruce up the sentence a bit.

Robocop Latest 8-Bit NECA Action Figure

First Jason, then Freddy, now yet another iconic 80's movie character is getting a figure based on their not so iconic NES game. Introducing 8-bit Robocop:

Robocop is the third figure in our highly successful line of classic 8-bit video game tributes. Released at the very end of 1989 for the super popular 8-bit home console, the video game Robocop is an ’80s classic.

NECA’s Robocop (1989 Video Game Appearance) will be a fully articulated 7-inch figure with spring-loaded holster and Auto-9 Pistol. Robocop is painted in the blue-ish purple video game deco with a hint of cel shading. This figure comes in a special window box packaging with opening flap to re-create the look and feel of the classic 1989 video game packaging.

If they plan to do more of these Nintendo figures, might I suggest Beetlejuice?

Now Streaming - New Albums From Ihsahn and Toxic Holocaust

Toxic Holocaust (or XoxiTH OloYausX for anyone trying to read their logo) has a new album called Chemistry of Consciousness due out October 29th and Relapse Records has posted the album in its entirety on their Youtube channel. You can skip through all 11 tracks in the video below.

Zero Tolerance Magazine has Ihsahn's latest album Das Seelenbrechen available for streaming now courtesy of Candlelight Records. This one is also out October 29th, which is shaping up to be the most metal day of the year with like 47 new metal releases coming out that same day.

No video or anything for me to embed for this one, head over to Zero Tolerance to check this one out.

Blood, Tits & Satanic Albinos In New Trailer For 'Muck'

A new trailer has just hit for Steve Wolsh's upcoming film Muck, starring a staggering amount of hot women and Kane Hodder as Grawesome Crutal - which bests both Horace Pinker and Clear Rivers on the list of dumbest horror character names of all time. I kid, despite the character name sounding pretty ridiculous character name I think this one looks like it could be a lot of gory fun.

This is apparently the first in a trilogy of films, with the prequel "Offed" already in pre-preduction.

After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, long forgotten and buried underneath the marshes of Cape Cod, a group of friends emerge from the thick, marshy darkness, tattered and bloody, lucky to be alive. They have already lost two of their friends in the marsh, presumably dead. They stumble upon an empty Cape Cod vacation house alongside the foggy marsh and break in to take shelter. Whatever was in the marsh is still after them, and soon after one of them goes for help, the rest of the group learns that the evil in the marsh is not the only thing that wants them dead. Something worse, something more savage, was lying in wait just outside the marsh, in the house. What happens next is unspeakable, horror that cannot be unseen. These unlucky travelers spend their St. Patrick's Day trapped between two evils forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came.

Get The Muck Out

Arrow Presents The People Under The Stairs

The release date for Arrow's upcoming Blu-ray release of Wes Craven's The People Under The Stairs is fast approaching, and the full press release has just hit my inbox. Read on below for the details:

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the UK Blu-ray release of Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs.
This Blu-ray disc will be available to own in the UK on 4th November and include packaging which will showcase the original poster artwork as well as a reversible sleeve with newly illustrated artwork.

On the new Blu-ray release, Arrow Video’s Ewan Cant says “As a huge Wes Craven fan, it was a dream come true to be able to work on the first ever Blu-ray release of The People Under the Stairs. Released in 1991, a few years before Wes Craven’s name would become synonymous with the Scream franchise, The People Under the Stairs is one film in the director’s resume which all but passed me by first time around: a fact which has made revisiting this movie all the more of a revelation. The People Under the Stairs is a real gem of early 90s horror which weaves gruesome visuals and pitch black comedy into a grim fairy tale for the ages – and with our new Blu-ray release, Craven fans get to see the film looking better than ever before! I was especially pleased that we were able to include on the disc an insightful interview with the great director himself, alongside engaging interviews with stars Sean Whalen (“Roach”) and A.J. Langer (“Alice”). Rounded off with some suitably grisly new cover art from the inimitable Stephen R. Bissette, this package represents the perfect Halloween treat!”

Click here to preorder.

In every neighbourhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid…

Wes Craven, the master of terror who brought you the infamous The Last House on the Left, invites you inside another house of horror!

“Fool” may be a streetwise kid, but he makes a decidedly bad decision when he agrees to assist a family friend in the robbery of their landlord’s imposing homestead. What begins as a routine break-in soon begins to take a sinister turn as the would-be robbers find themselves trapped inside and face-to-face with the terrible secrets which lurk within the building’s walls – and under the stairs…

The People Under the Stairs
sees director Wes Craven return to one of his trademark themes: the savagery which lurks just underneath the skin of the outwardly conventional family unit. Often overlooked in favour of the director’s more A-list hits such as Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The People Under the Stairs is a superior slice of home-bound horror which can stand proudly alongside Craven’s best works.

Special Features:
·         High Definition digital transfer of the film by Universal Pictures
·         Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
·         Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
·         Audio commentary with star Brandon Quintin Adams, moderated by Calum Waddell
·         Fear, Freud and Class Warfare: Director Wes Craven Discusses the Timely Terrors of The People Under the Stairs
·         Behind Closed Doors: Leading Lady A.J. Langer Remembers The People Under the Stairs
·         Silent But Deadly: Co-Star Sean Whalen on The People Under the Stairs
·         Underneath the Floorboards: Jeffrey Reddick, creator of the Final Destination series, recalls the lasting impact of The People Under the Stairs
·         Original Trailer
·         Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Stephen R. Bissette
·         Collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film, illustrated with original archive stills


Release Date
Monday 4th November 2013
English SDH Subtitles
Running Time
102 minutes
Number of Discs
Aspect Ratio
2.0 Stereo PCM
Blu-ray Cat Number
Blu-ray Barcode

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Full Details For Cat People and Die Monster Die Blu-rays


A Film by Paul Schrader
Starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole
Starring Boris Karloff, Nick Adams and Suzan Farmer
Directed by Daniel Haller

Leaps Onto Home Entertainment Shelves Everywhere on January 21, 2014

Pre-Order These SCREAM FACTORY Home Entertainment Collections Today!

It’s time to unleash our primal animal nature and succumb to the unbridled cravings for generous dose of suspense, unspeakable desires and good old-fashioned horror storytelling! On January 21, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the provocative 1982 thriller CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), this memorable cult hit is a remake of 1942 Jacque Tourneur horror noir classic. The all-star cast includes Nastassja Kinski (Tess, Savior), Malcolm McDowell ( A Clockwork Orange), John Heard (Prison Break, The Sopranos), Annette O’Toole (48 hrs), and features music by Giorgio Morotor (Top Gun, Flash Dance) with “Cat People” theme sung by legendary artist David Bowie.  

For the first time ever on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition of CAT PEOPLE features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and is packed with a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP. 

Also arriving in stores everywhere on January 21, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY invites collectors and movie aficionados to dive into the horror classic DIE MONSTER DIE (a.k.a. Monster of Terror).  A film by Daniel Haller (The Dunwich Horror) and starring original “Frankenstein” Boris Karloff, Nick Adams (Invasion of Astro-Monster) and Suzan Farmer (Dracula: Prince of Darkness , 1966), this entertaining, quirky cinema classic is a loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space.  The Blu-ray is priced to own at $19.97 SRP.

***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork!  These are only available while supplies last.***

Fans and collectors can now pre-order these SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment collections


A remake of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur horror/noir classic, CAT PEOPLE stars Nastassja Kinski as Irena, a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time only to find that the experience brings tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl’s first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her – including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell) – as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Written and Directed by Paul Schrader , this erotic fantasy about the passion and terror surrounding this first love also stars John Heard, Annette O’Toole, Ruby Dee  and Lynn Lowry.

Written by ALAN ORMSBY Based on the story by DEWITT BODEEN
Special Visual Effects by ALBERT WHITLOCK Music by GIORGIO MORODER Director of Photography JOHN BAILEY
Executive Producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER

  • New interviews with writer/director Paul Schrader, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole , Lynn Lowry and composer Giorgio Moroder
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • TV Spot
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio 2.0 & 5.1/1982/Color/
118 minutes

Boris Karloff, the greatest horror star of all time, takes center stage in this “menagerie of horrors” (Motion Picture Daily) that “spins out shock after shock” (Boxoffice). Like a deadly potion bubbling with eerie mansions, secret experiments and a warning never to look in the basement, this is “pure haunted-house hokum all the way” (Los Angeles Times)!

An English scientist entertains a young American visitor, serving up tea, terror and a beautiful daughter – who is soon torn between her father’s evil ways and her need to protect the man she loves from a diabolical end.

Directed by DANIEL HALLER Produced by PAT GREEN Executive Producers JAMES H. NICOLSON and SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono /1965/Color/80 minutes/NOT RATED

Artsploitation Presents MARÇAL FORES' "Animals" On DVD And VOD, NOVEMBER 12, 2013!

An unconventional coming-of-age tale, Animals is an intoxicating blend of fantasy and cold reality. Seventeen-year-old high-schooler Pol has stubbornly extended his childhood, aided in no small measure by his opinionated, drums-playing, English-speaking pet teddy bear, Deerhoof. But when he meets alluring new student Icari, the safety of Pol’s innocent imagination crumbles as he experiences his first pangs of love and sexual longing. But what will happen to Deerhoof in this new world and can Pol accept his new-found feelings? Co-starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) as his perceptive teacher, this fresh, inventive take on first love is funny, often bizarre and tragically intense.

 Special Features: 
• Making of featurette
• The Bear Truth – a short film
• Animals – a short film by Marcal Fores
• Audio commentary with Director Marçal Forés and Travis Crawford
• 8-page collectible booklet
• Official Animals Trailer

Directed by:   Marçal Forés
Starring:  Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Roser Tapias, Javier Beltrán,
                   Martin Freeman

Run Time:
  94 minutes
Release Date: November 12, 2013
  English, Catalan
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 :1
Audio: Catalan with English subtitles and English, 5.1 Surround
Format: DVD

Mondo Releasing Full Halloween Soundtrack on Vinyl October 31st

GQ has an exclusive scoop on Mondo's upcoming Halloween soundtrack release, which will be on sale October 31st at a random time that will be revealed on Mondo's Twitter. I don't know if I've bitched about this before, but I really don't like Mondo's "random Twitter sale announcement" thing. If they put out a poster or an album you just have to own you practically have to take the day off work to sit there and refresh your phone or computer every minute because once one of their items goes on sale it's usually gone in about 45 seconds. I know the suspense makes it more fun, and the scarcity makes it more collectible, but it still drives me nuts. Luckily I don't make enough money to afford anything Mondo is putting out, so it's never been an actual problem for me.

Halloween’s original motion-picture soundtrack by John Carpenter comes in a 2x LP in a Deluxe Gatefold packaging with artwork by Phantom City Creative. The record itself is a 180 Gram black vinyl, with randomly inserted orange vinyl, cut at 45RPM. Mondo’s release is a monumental one, as this is the first time that Carpenter’s Halloween has ever been released on vinyl in its full version. It will be the most comprehensive vinyl release of Halloween ever.

So get your refresh buttons ready, and make sure you follow @MondoNews prior to the October 31 release date. Maybe you’ll even get lucky enough to get one of the random orange variants. Check out the full track listing and additional images below.

1. Halloween Theme (2:21)
2. Halloween 1963 (3:11)
3. The Evil Is Gone! (4:08)
4. Halloween 1978 (2:50)
5. The Boogie Man Is Coming (:40)
6. The Shape (1:43)
7. The Hedge (1:35)
8. He Came Home (2:40)
9. Trick Or Treat (:39)
10. The Haunted House (1:43)
11. The Devil's Eyes (1:39)
12. The Boogie Man Is Outside (1:27)
13. Damn You For Letting Him Go! (1:34)
14. Empty Street (:33)
15. See Anything You Like? (2:22)
16. Lock The Door (2:53)
17. He's Here? (:55)
18. Light's Out (2:49)
19. Cut It Out (1:19)
20. Tombstone (1:19)
21. The Shape Stalks Laurie (1:35)
22. Turn Around (:33)
23. Unlock The Door (2:09)
24. The Hanger (3:04)
25. Call The Police (:28)
26. Last Assault (1:34)
27. Was It The Boogie Man? (:32)
28. End Credits: Halloween Theme-Reprise (3:36)

You can read more over at GQ. GQ? Why is GQ getting a scoop on a horror film soundtrack release? Are a lot of horror fans out there reading GQ regularly? I'm asking.

Pet Sematary Limited Edition Autographed Soundtrack From Lala-Land Records

Not the actual artwork. I couldn't find a decent sized image of the cover.


La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the remastered and expanded release of renowned composer Elliot Goldenthal's (BATMAN FOREVER, HEAT, A TIME TO KILL) original score to the classic Paramount Pictures 1989 horror feature film PET SEMATARY, starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne, and directed by Mary Lambert. Goldenthal expertly weaves a haunting musical tapestry of dread and terror, all the while escalating this Stephen King adaptation's suspense and pitch-black drama. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this special limited edition release of 2000 units features 30 minutes of previously unreleased music. Exclusive, in-depth liner notes by film music writer John Takis round out the delightfully creepy art direction by Dan Goldwasser. Previously out-of-print, PET SEMATARY has returned from the grave. In this case, “dead” is NOT better! A must for all horror genre film music enthusiasts and fans of the composer.

Track List
  1. The Pet Sematary 3:03
  2. The New Home*/Moving Day Waltz/Ellie Falls From Swing*/Gage Wanders* 2:38
  3. The Path*/Lullaby Waltz* 1:14
  4. The Warning Tour** 2:45
  5. Halloween*/Thanksgiving*/Deadfall Invitation*/To the Micmac Grounds 4:26
  6. Church Is Back*/Louis Feeds Church*/The Ragman* 2:02
  7. Missy's Apology* 0:47
  8. The Facts of Death*/Bitter Loss (Flashback) 3:00
  9. Kite and Truck* 1:43
  10. The Kite*/Rachel's Dirty Secret/Up in Flames (Flashback)** 2:30
  11. Sour Grounds*/Foreboding Dreams*/Discorporate* 2:32
  12. The Deadly Choice* 1:14
  13. Gentle Exhuming/Dead Recollection* 2:16
  14. Rachel Against Time/Hope and Ordeal/Chorale 2:31
  15. Just Imagination*/Rachel's Blow Out* 0:46
  16. The Latch Opens*/The Return Game (Jud and Gage) 4:56
  17. Rachel's Return*/Return Game Attack/I Brought You Something Mommie 2:50
  18. Little Footprints* 1:48
  19. The Return Game II (Louis and Gage)**/Adieu Gage/Immolation/ Death Do Us Part (Rachel Hugs Louis) 7:09
    total score time:

  20. Piped-In Death* (source) 1:03
  21. The Pet Sematary* (alternate mix) 3:02
  22. Sour Grounds* (alternate) 1:08
  23. Hope and Ordeal* (alternate mix) 1:19
  24. Little Footprints #2* (alternate) 0:25
  25. Dead Recollection (album version) 1:17
  26. Nine Lives Minus Seven (album version) 0:14
  27. . Rachel's Blow Out (album version) 0:20
  28. The Return Game II (Louis and Gage) (album version) 2:52
  29. Kite and Truck (album version) 1:22
  30. Piped-In Death* (alternate source) 1:06
    total bonus time: 14:24
    total album time: 65:04
    *previously unreleased **contains previously unreleased material

You can order it directly from Lala-Land, and you can actually download I think 5 or 6 of the tracks for free. Also while you're there be sure to check out the sale they have going on, plenty of great horror soundtracks dirt cheap, including the Night of the Creeps soundtrack for only $5. I just paid like $12 or $15 for it not 3 months ago. Argh. Great price for it though if you don't already have it.


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