Saturday, September 26, 2015

Death's Door - DVD Review - MVD Entertainment Group

A Killer Party You'll Want to Miss

Death's Door DVD cover

Released by: MVD Entertainment Group
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Production Year: 2015
Region Code: 0 NTSC 
Running Time: 1:31:44
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1 Aspect Ratio)
Subtitles: None

THE FILM [ 2 / 5 ]:

Tommy "Tiny" Lister ("The Dark Knight") stars with Obba Babatunde ("The Silence of the Lambs") in this suspenseful tale of murder, magic, and revenge. It all begins with an anonymous text inviting a dozen people to a party. The young men and women gather, eat, drink, and have the time of their lives inside the doors of a dilapidated mansion. That is, until it's time to go. The front door doesn't open. The back door doesn't open. Doors that once led to familiar rooms now lead to new ones. Some doors open to yet other doors, and some go straight to dead ends. Only one thing is constant: Every door is a trap, and there's only one way out.

For me, the tagline was appropriate for the film. It indeed was a party I wanted to miss. The premise sounded interesting and gave me hope that this might be a little gem of a film. It was not terrible. It just wasn't very good. I feel that the downfall of the film was the story. People often complain that a movie takes too long to really get going. Good news, "Death's Door" wastes little time jumping in to the action. The problem with that is we know next to nothing about the characters in the film. It's basically, some anonymous men and women trapped inside a house. You might be hard pressed to remember the names of more than two of the characters at the end of the film, unless you really make it a point to focus on memorizing them. We know very little about them and they unfortunately mean nothing to us, so when they die, we don't really care. 

The ending of the movie felt like a move that was made due to the budget being spent. If the eventual plot, when revealed in the film sounds familiar, you'll probably be reminded of "House on Haunted Hill" (1999). The original may have had the exact same plot as the remake but it's been a long time since I watched the original so I can't say for sure. Anyhow, if the film makers had followed suit and killed off more of the characters throughout the film, it would have definitely been an improvement. 

On the plus side, I thought most of the actors in the film did a fine job in their roles. That certainly helped make the film more enjoyable. The effects used in the film looked good as well. There were some nice camera shots used in the film and it also had some effective music. With a better script, this could have been a pretty good film. 

Death's Door DVD still

AUDIO [ 4 / 5 ]:

A Dolby Digital 2.0 track is the only option available on the DVD. It does a great job conveying the dialogue, sound effects and score for the film, which were also well balanced. Sound levels seemed to be stable throughout the movie. The dialog could have been a little clearer in a few places but other than that, I thought the audio was fine. 

VIDEO [ 3.5 / 5 ]:

"Death's Door" comes to DVD thanks to MVD Entertainment. The film is presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with a 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio. For a low budget independent film, the video quality it pretty good. You can see a fair amount of fine detail in well lit close up shots. The colors in the film had a robust look to them. Black levels looked good and skin tones looked very natural in appearance. I did not notice any problems with the video. The layer change for the DVD seemed to have occurred around the 1:22:12 mark in the film. I like to mention that just in case someone buys the DVD and wonders if theirs is defective as not everyone is aware of layer changes. 

Death's Door DVD still


"Shorty Wassup" Music Video (4:12)

Behind the Scenes Featurette (7:17) - This featurette includes brief interviews with director Kennedy Goldsby and several members of the cast. They discuss shooting the film in the house and how uncomfortable they were, feeling that the house was truly haunted. 


Even though I did not really enjoy the film all that much, I was never bored by it, which is always a plus and something I can't say for every film that I watch. The DVD sports nice audio and video quality, which is always great since it can be a real chore to sit through anything if it looks and/or sounds bad. If you like supernatural films involving haunted houses or ghosts, you may want to give this one a shot. As of the date of this review, the price below for the DVD is fairly cheap. I'm sure some of you out there will really enjoy the film. That's the beauty of everyone having different opinions.

OVERALL [ 2.5 / 5 ]

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Friday, September 25, 2015

1988's Spellbinder coming to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber

Kelly Preston is bewitching as Miranda

Spellbinder Blu-ray cover

Scorpion Releasing has posted the tentative cover art for the Blu-ray release of Janet Greek's 1988 horror film, "Spellbinder." The Blu-ray is scheduled to be released in January by Kino Lorber. 

So far the news of extras that will be included on the Blu-ray are:

  • Audio Commentary with director Janet Greek
  • Interview with actor Anthony Crivello
  • Theatrical Trailer

Across a dark street in Los Angeles, a beautiful young woman is being brutally assaulted by an abusive boyfriend. Young lawyer Jeff Mills (Tim Daily, "Wings") rushes to the woman's defense... and crosses into a world of unimaginable evil. On the surface, the young woman, Miranda Reed (Kelly Preston, "Jerry Maguire"), is a dream come true, the perfect lover, a miracle healer and a soulmate. But before two days have passed, Jeff lives a real-life nightmare, an encounter so intense, death is almost merciful. Because, Miranda is a fugitive from a bloodthirsty cult and they want her back. Back by the Unholy Night of the Winter Solstice. Back in time for a human sacrifice.

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White of the Eye Blu-ray Extras Announced by Scream Factory

Scream Factory released news of the extras to be included on their upcoming White of the Eye Blu-ray

White of the Eye Blu-ray cover


  • NEW Into The Vortex – An Interview With Actor Alan Rosenberg
  • NEW Eye Of The Detective – An Interview With Actor Art Evans
  • Audio Commentary By Donald Cammell Biographer Sam Umland
  • Deleted Scenes With Commentary By Sam Umland
  • Into The White - An Interview With Cinematographer And Steadicam Operator Larry McConkey
  • Alternate Credit Sequence
  • Flashback Sequences Prior To The Bleach Bypass Process

"White of the Eye" is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2015.

From Donald Cammell, the director of the horror film "Demon Seed," this 1987 thriller will be coming to DVD & Blu-ray for the first time in the United States. The film Stars David Keith ("Firestarter," "An Officer and a Gentleman"), Cathy Moriarty ("Raging Bull") and Alan Rosenberg ("The Guardian").


If you're a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of Arizona, because you are fair game. A twisted killer is on the loose and he tortures and dissects his beautiful victims as part of a primitive Indian ritual. All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in White Of The Eye.

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Arrow Video releases news update for their Deep Red Blu-ray

Details Announced for Dario Argento's giallo classic, "Profondo Rosso"

Deep Red Blu-ray Arrow Video

Arrow Video has revealed news of the full specs and artwork for their upcoming release of horror maestro Dario Argento's "Deep Red." This will be a Region B locked and limited to 3000 copies. Here's what they had to say about the release.

"As you may already be aware, we’ve been working on the new 4K restoration for this title. Sadly this work has been hit with a few delays. These delay comes from various factors including re-cutting the short version from the 4K master. With this in mind, this title will now be released on December 7th. On a more positive note, we are pleased to finally reveal the brand new art by Gilles Vranckx and the full specs which are as follows:"


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film
  • Original Italian Mono audio
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Limited Edition soundtrack CD
  • 6 x postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring two original artworks
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film and an archive piece by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters


  • Brand new 4k restoration from the original negative [127 mins]
  • Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo – a brand new visual essay from Michael Mackenzie offering an in-depth look at Dario Argento’s early films and the road to Deep Red
  • Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento’s Deep Genius – the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece
  • Lady in Red – Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
  • Music to Murder For! – Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red
  • Rosso From Celluloid to Shop – a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Italian Trailer


  • Brand new 4k restoration of the International Version [105 mins]
  • US Theatrical Trailer

  • 28-track CD featuring the entire Deep Red film score from Italian progressive rock band Goblin and composer Giorgio Gaslini

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Nightmare Weekend Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack Now Available from Vinegar Syndrome

You've never had a truly bad weekend until you've had a...

Nightmare Weekend Blu-ray cover

Vinegar Syndrome released the 1986 horror oddity, "Nightmare Weekend" in a Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack on September 22, 2015.

A brilliant computer scientist has just finished work on his greatest creation: a super computer with the ability to transform the personalities of bad and disobedient people. In anticipation of sharing his work with the scientific community, the scientist invites a fellow expert to test the machine on a group of debauched young women. Little does he know that his colleague intends to use the computer to turn their subjects into bloodthirsty mutants!

Made by a French crew in Florida, "Nightmare Weekend" is a non-stop assault on the senses. Head explosions, gratuitous nudity and softcore sex, bikers, roller-skating, and a telepathic hand puppet named George rank "Nightmare Weekend" among the weirdest and most jaw-droppingly absurd horror films of the 1980's. Long available only in low quality transfers of the R rated version, Vinegar Syndrome presents this forgotten trash masterpiece fully uncut and in widescreen, on Blu-ray for the first time!

D: Henri Sala / 1985 / 86 min / Color / 1.85:1


  • Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Region Free | 1.85:1 OAR
  • Restored in 2k from 35mm internegative
  • All extras on both Blu-ray and DVD
  • “THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY” – Surviving Nightmare Weekend with Dean Gates (23min)
  • “KILLER WEEKEND” – An Interview with Marc Gottlieb (13min)
  • Alternate R rated edits
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

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'The Human Centipede 3' & 'The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence' Extras Revealed by Scream Factory

 Scream Factory Announces Extras for the Their Upcoming Human Centipede 

The Human Centipede 3 Blu-ray Cover
The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence Blu-ray cover

Scream Factory has shared news of the extras for their upcoming releases, "The Human Centipede 3" and "The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence." 

One of the most infamous and polarizing horror film franchises ever comes to Blu-ray in one complete collection on October 27, 2015. "The Human Centipede III" Blu-ray & DVD Combo will also be released on the same day. 


  • NEW The Ladies Of The Human Centipedes Featurette – New Interviews With Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, And Kandace Caine
  • Audio Commentary With Director Tom Six
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Deleted Scene
  • Interview With Director Tom Six
  • Casting Tapes
  • Foley Session
  • Alternate Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • NEW The Color Version Of The Film
  • NEW Laurence Harvey's Audition Tape
  • Audio Commentary With Tom Six And Laurence R. Harvey
  • Interview With Director Tom Six
  • Tour Of The Warehouse Set
  • Foley Session
  • Deleted Scene
  • Making Of The Poster 
  • NEW Alternate Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer 
  • Promo Trailer


  • Audio Commentary With Director Tom Six
  • The Making Of The Human Centipede 3 Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Scream Factory Announces 'Bloodsucking Bastards' Blu-ray and DVD Specs

And you thought YOUR boss sucked.

Bloodsucking Bastards Blu-ray cover

Great news! Scream Factory has announced that "Bloodsucking Bastards" will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 3, 2015. The film is already available on VOD and On-Demand.


  • Gag Reel
  • Behind the Scenes (Bloodsucking Bastards on Set)
  • Audio Commentary with Dr. God comedy troupe including Director Brian James O’Connell, Producer/Actor Justin Ware,, Writer/Actor Sean Cowhig, Actor Neil W. Garguilo and Actor David F. Park

The horror-comedy boasts an all-star cast including Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Emma Fitzpatrick (Significant Mother, The Collection), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice) with Joel Murray (Mad Men) and Joey Kern (Cabin Fever, Super Troopers).

An "Office Space" meets "Shaun of the Dead" action-packed horror comedy, "Bloodsucking Bastards" stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a soul-killing every corporation. Evan’s the kind of guy who does all the work and gets none of the credit, but at least he gets to spend his days with his beautiful co-worker/girlfriend Amanda and his slacker best friend Tim, so he soldiers on in the hope of one day getting his coveted sales director position. 

Unfortunately, it all falls apart in one fell swoop when Amanda breaks up with him and Evan’s boss Ted hands his promotion to his college nemesis Max . And it isn’t just their sordid past Evan has to deal with. After his fellow office mates start going through disturbing changes (which, paradoxically, make them better employees) and bodies begin to pile up, Evan learns the horrible truth: Max is a vampire. And even worse… a vamp with a plan.

"Bloodsucking Bastards" takes audiences on a hilarious, blood-spattered roller coaster ride in the most terrifying locale of all: the American workplace. Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles, expose Max as the bloodsucking bastard that he is, win back Amanda, and save his pals before his life and career go from dead-end… to just dead.


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Evilspeak, Creepshow 2, The Suckling and Flesh Eating Mothers coming to Blu-ray from 88 Films

88 Films Bringing Four More Horror Titles To HD!

Creepshow 2 The Suckling Flesh Eating Mothers Evilspeak Blu-ray

Here are 4 more horror titles that will hopefully be on your shelves in early 2016.

Creepshow 2, Evilspeak (with a new Graham Humphreys sleeve), Flesh Eating Mothers and The Suckling will be coming to Blu-ray.

Dates and details TBC

As you can see, very little in the way of news on the releases at this time. However, here is some information on each movie in case you are unfamiliar with any of them.

Creepshow 2

The rotting Creep himself is back with three new gruesome tales of horror that will make your skin crawl: a cigar store wooden Indian comes to life to avenge the store owner's brutal murder at the hands of three punks in “Ol’ Chief Woodenhead." Then four teenagers become the target of a terrifying, man-eating oil slick in "The Raft." The chills continue with "The Hitchhiker," the chilling tale of a woman who keeps running into, and over, the same mutilated man on a lonely road. Prepare for a terrifying roller coaster ride from the masters of horror!


Things suck for Stanley Coopersmith (Clint Howard). He's a welfare student for a military school and is basically at the bottom of the pecking order. One day it all changes when he is given a punishment duty of cleaning the academy's chapel's basement. There he discovers belongings of late Father Esteban Lorenzo, who was executed for Satanism in the 16th century. Coopersmith then starts studying Lorenzo's material and later uses his newly gained power to turn the tables against his tormentors.

The Suckling

A woman goes to a back alley abortion clinic, only to have her aborted fetus attack her, her boyfriend, and everyone else at the clinic.

Flesh Eating Mothers

A venereal disease turns an entire town of two-timing mothers into cannibals!

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Queen Crab - DVD Review - Wild Eye Releasing

Did someone order crab legs?

Queen Crab DVD cover

Released by: Wild Eye Releasing
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Production Year: 2015
Region Code: 0 NTSC
Running Time: 1:20:41
Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78 Aspect Ratio)
Subtitles: None

THE FILM [ 3 / 5 ]:

A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside, awakening a centuries-old beast. She emerges from the deep and tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants. The humans must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies that will overrun the entire world.

"Queen Crab" is a the type of fun movie you typically find on the Syfy channel. The acting is not always particularly good and some of the effects are questionable, but that isn't why you watch these sort of films to begin with, is it? We have a wacky movie about a giant crab running amok, terrorizing the locals. That spells fun times ahead. Well, for the viewers but not so much for the locals.

The film starts out with a young Melissa (Liberty Asbury) and her parents. Her father (Mark Polonia, "Splatter Farm") is a busy scientist. Melissa is mostly neglected by her parents and when she comes across a little crab, she quickly forms a bond with it and calls it Pee Wee. After an accident, Melissa's parents are killed and she must then live with her uncle (Ken Van Sant, "Peter Rottentail"). The film fast forwards to an adult Melissa (Michelle Miller, "The Unwanted") who we learn is still friends with Pee Wee, only Pee Wee is not so small anymore and has a much larger appetite.

Queen Crab still

AUDIO [ 3 / 5 ]:

The "Queen Crab" DVD sports a Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track. The audio sounds good overall. However, there are several instances where an actor or actress sounds very tinny in a particular scene. It would seem to be the result of the budget and filming instead of an issue with the DVD. Otherwise, I did not notice any other problems with the audio. I thought the balance of dialogue, sound effects and score was handled well. 

VIDEO [ 3.5 / 5 ]:

"Queen Crab" rises from the depths on to DVD courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing. The film is presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen. The video quality on the DVD looked pretty good considering the low budget for this indie sci-fi horror film. There is a fair amount of detail present in some of the close-up shots. The colors looked bold and black levels looked fine except in some darker scenes where the quality dipped, as one would expect. Skin tones had a natural appearance. 

Queen Crab still


Audio Commentary - This commentary track features producer Mark Polonia, writer and director Brett Piper, actor Steve Diasparra and technician Anthony Polonia. The first thing you will notice when listening to this is that the volume for Mark Polonia is much higher than the volume for the other participants. It is a pretty fun commentary track and the participants do a good job of keeping the entertaining conversation going. 

Bloopers (4:02) - Some pretty funny bloopers at the actors expense. 

Behind the Scenes: Queen Crab Consequences (7:31) - A humorous behind the scenes look at what went in to the making of the film and 'working' with the Queen Crab. 

Behind the Scenes: Queen Crab Conversations (7:40) - Actors Rich Lounello (Sonny) and A.J. DeLucia (Stewart) and Michelle Miller (Melissa) talk about their roles and the fun they had on set while making "Queen Crab." 

Behind the Scenes: Composing the Queen (5:41) - Features an interview with Jon Greathouse, the composer for the film. He discusses what goes in to creating the score for a film. 

Triclops Trailer (0:49)

Dark Sleep Trailer (1:17) 

Jurassic Prey Trailer (0:55)

Trailers - There is also a Trailers section you can access from the Main Menu which includes trailers for the following films:

  • "Raiders of the Lost Shark"
  • "The Amazing Bulk"
  • "Queen Crab"
  • "The Mothman Curse"
  • "Swamphead"
  • "They Will Outlive Us All"
  • "Paranormal Halloween"
  • "American Poltergeist"


"Queen Crab" is a pretty fun and cheesy movie if you give it a proper chance. But you can't go in to it expecting the latest Hollywood blockbuster. This film was made cheaply and while it shows, it was also made with the dedication of the cast and crew, who do a lot while not getting a lot in return. The DVD features pretty good audio and video quality and a few nice extras as well. If you enjoy the creature feature type films that the Syfy channel normally airs, then "Queen Crab" should be right up your alley. Plus I have always appreciated stop-motion since the first time I was in awe of Ray Harryhausen's legendary work. So that was a nice tough as well.

OVERALL [ 3 / 5 ]:

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70's Slasher, Drive-In Massacre, coming to Blu-ray from 88 Films

Wanna go to the drive-in tonight? 

Drive-in Massacre Blu-ray cover

88 Films announced today that they plan to bring the 1977 slasher film, "Drive-in Massacre" to Blu-ray in early 2016.

A year before the slasher boom really hit its stride with John Carpenter's legendary trendsetter "Halloween," there was "Drive-in Massacre" - an early slice and dice prototype that is finally achieving its rightful reappraisal courtesy of a brand new 2k scan from the splatter movie addicts at 88 Films! This worldwide HD debut indicates that "Drive-in Massacre" was, in many ways, ahead of its time - spinning a sleazy story about a clueless police investigation into a madman who is carving up spectators at outdoor cinemas across California! Introducing the sort of giallo framework that the post-"Friday the 13th" teenkill genre would later take as its own, "Drive-in Massacre" was directed with the expert grindhouse touch of Stu Segall, the man who oversaw Marilyn Chambers in "Insatiable" (1980) before producing such hit TV series as "Renegade." A lively and lacerating bout of lunatic slasher energy, 88 Films is proud to give "Drive-in Massacre" its worldwide Blu-ray bow in a new transfer approved by Segall himself!

Extras and details TBC
(Coming Early 2016)

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Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3 coming to Blu-ray from 88 Films

88 Films releasing two Sleepaway Camp sequels

Sleepaway Camp II Blu-ray cover

Back in the heyday of horror franchises, one little slasher classic changed the gore-game entirely - 1988's body count bonanza "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers."

Long before Wes Craven's masterful" Scream" (1996) turned the slice and dice trend on its head with its sense of pastiche and postmodern references, "Sleepaway Camp II" was nodding its noggin towards everything from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" to "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" with genre in-jokes galore. In this suitably satirical sequel to 1983's gender-bending original flick, the great Pamela Springsteen (sister of Bruce!) headlines as the puritanical Angela Johnson, returning to murderous form as a summer camp counselor who can't wait to drill, drown and destroy an entire backwoods full of frisky teenagers and stuffy colleagues. With some winning eighties mullets, a likable final girl in the beautiful Renée Estevez ("Intruder") and guts-to-the-ground gruesome special effects, "Sleepaway Camp II" is one of the finest fear follow-ups of all time! Finally released in all of its HD horror, 88 Films is proud to present one of the defining VHS hits of its era.

Extras and details to be confirmed.
(Coming Early 2016)

Sleepaway Camp III Blu-ray cover

The death and destruction continues in 1989's darkly comedic, and thoroughly demented, sequel "Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland."

Once again returning as the riotous Angela Johnson, star Pamela Springsteen just cannot seem to keep away from summer camp carnage - this time going undercover as a teen-refugee seeking some solace and understanding from a pleasant old backwoods retreat. Alas, when she only finds sexed up teens and party-happy adults, her sense of virginal duty is called into action and she begins tidying up the trash. Using everything from a lawnmower to a firecracker to a gun, our wise-cracking anti-heroine soon loses count of the corpses - although a final homage to "The Most Dangerous Game" gives her last survivors a sporting shot at making it out of the woods alive. Released at the tail-end of the slice and dice terror-trope movement, and co-starring the great Michael J Pollard ("House of 1000 Corpses"), "Sleepaway Camp III" is pure eighties mayhem - and one of the most malevolent macabre movies ever unleashed!

Finally carving its way back to UK shelves, this is the HD horror sequel you have all been waiting for!

Extras and details TBC
(Coming Early 2016)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween 2015 Schedule

Syfy's eighth annual 31 Days of Halloween spook-a-thon will unleash more than 600 hours of blood-curdling programming October 1-31, including ghoulish Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness holiday-themed episodes and four spooky new original movies.

Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween

October 1: The Last Exorcism at 6/5c; Dominion Season 2 Finale at 10/9c
October 2: Men in Black II at 8/7c; Z Nation at 10/9c
October 3: I Am Legend at 7/6c; Night of the Wild at 9/8c; The Wolfman (2010) at 11/10c
October 4: Orphan at 8/7c; Fright Night (2011) at 10:30/9:30c
October 5: Blade II at 9/8c; Blade: Trinity at 11:30/10:30c
October 6: Blade: Trinity at 6:30/5:30c; Face Off at 9/8c
October 7: Ghost Hunters at 9/8c; Paranormal Witness at 10/9c
October 8: The Wraith at 6/5c; Haven Season 5 Premiere at 10/9c
October 9: Insidious at 7:30/6:30c; Z Nation at 10/9c
October 10: Insidious Chapter 2 at 6:30/5:30c; Ominous at 9/8c; Drive Angry at 11/10c
October 11: 1408 at 6:30/5:30c; The Conjuring at 9/8c
October 12: The Conjuring at 6:30/5:30c; Orphan at 9/8c
October 13: Orphan at 6:30/5:30c; Face Off at 9/8c
October 14: Ghost Hunters at 9/8c; Paranormal Witness at 10/9c
October 15: Hostel Part II at 6/5c; Haven at 10/9c
October 16: The Crazies (2010) at 6/5c; I Am Legend at 8/7c; Z Nation at 10/9c
October 17: Blade: Trinity at 6:30/5:30c; They Found Hell at 9/8c; Silent Hill: Revelation at 11/10c
October 18: Underworld at 6:30/5:30c; Underworld: Evolution at 9/8c; Underworld: Rise of the Lycans at 11/10c
October 19: Underworld: Evolution at 7/6c; Underworld: Rise of the Lycans at 9/8c
October 20: Men in Black II at 7/6c; Face Off at 9/8c
October 21: Ghost Hunters at 9/8c; Paranormal Witness at 10/9c
October 22: Lost Boys: The Thirst at 6/5c; Haven at 10/9c
October 23: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning at 8/7c; Z Nation at 10/9c
October 24: Orphan at 6:30/5:30c; The Hollow at 9/8c; The Fog (2005) at 11/10c
October 25: The Hollow at 7/6c; The Cabin in the Woods at 9/8c; Blade: Trinity at 11/10c
October 26: Blade: Trinity at 6:30/5:30c; I Am Legend at 9/8
October 27: I Am Legend at 7/6c; Face Off at 9/8c
October 28: Ghost Hunters at 9/8c; Paranormal Witness at 10/9c
October 29: Z Nation Marathon at 1/12c; Haven at 10/9c
October 30: Blade II at 7:30/6:30c; Z Nation at 10/9c
October 31: Insidious Chapter 2 at 6:30/5:30c; The Conjuring at 9/8c

The four new movies are:

Saturday, October 3 at 9/8c: "Night of the Wild"

When a large meteor crashes into a quiet town, pet dogs become mysteriously aggressive, attacking and killing the residents. Night of the Wild stars Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) and Tristin Mays (The Vampire Diaries).

Saturday, October 10 at 9/8c: "Ominous"

Michael and Rachel are devastated when their six-year-old son dies in a tragic accident. When a stranger offers to bring the boy back to life, they take the offer. However, the child who returns is not the child they once knew. Ominous stars Barry Watson (Masters of Sex) and Esme Bianco (Game of Thrones, The Magicians).

Saturday, October 17 at 9/8c: "They Found Hell"

When a group of gifted college students run a secret teleportation experiment, they accidentally open a portal to another dimension, trapping them in Hell. One by one they are hunted, tortured and killed by the denizens of Hell who are bent on stealing their souls. They Found Hell stars Chris Schellenger (Hacker's Game), Katy Reece (When the Pile is Crooked) and Austin Scott (Prep School).

Saturday, October 24 at 9/8c: "The Hollow"

On Halloween, three troubled sisters attempt to find tranquility by moving in with their aunt but instead face a mysterious creature that threatens to kill everyone in their secluded island town. The Hollow stars Stephanie Hunt (Californication), Alisha Newton (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) and Sarah Dugdale (Sorority Murders).

You can visit the Syfy channel website for more information.

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Scream Factory Offers Sneak Peek at Cannibal Horror-Comedy 'Gravy'

Taste the Gravy!

Gravy cover poster

Scream Factory is offering a sneak peek at their upcoming cannibal horror-comedy, "Gravy," which opens in select theaters on October 2, 2015 and is available on Blu-ray, DVD, Itunes and On-Demand on October 6, 2015. They are offering a play list of a few clips for you to check out now.

You can also visit the films official website for more information including participating theaters and more.


It's Halloween night. A trio of costumed misfits with very special dietary requirements invades a Mexican cantina and forces the staff to engage in a late night of gluttony. The only caveat is what's on the menu… and who will survive until morning!

From director and co-writer James Roday (Psych), this deliriously demented horror-comedy is a true feast for genre fans. Stuffed with an outstanding ensemble cast and perfectly seasoned with laughs and scares, you'll be sure to ask for seconds on "Gravy."

The film stars Lily Cole, Michael Weston, Paul Rodriguez, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Silverman, Sutton Foster, Jimmi Simpson and Molly Ephraim.

Bonus Features: (List of extras not final)

  • Audio Commentary With James Roday, Sutton Foster And Jimmi Simpson
  • What Is Gravy? Featurette
  • EPK
  • Trailer


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Vinegar Syndrome is bringing Frightmare and Demonoid to Blu-ray in October

Frightmare and Demonoid coming to HD!

Frightmare Blu-ray cover
Frightmare Blu-ray cover

Shown above is the cover and what the reversible artwork for "Frightmare" will look like.

Conrad Radzoff (Ferdy Mayne) was the biggest name in horror movies for decades until, one day, he died of a heart attack. Determined to celebrate his life, and death, the members of a local horror film society steal his freshly buried corpse and decide to host a party, in his honor, at their old and lavish mansion. Unaware that Radzoff’s interest in horror extended beyond the silver screen and into the black arts, his corpse is soon re-animated and he begins exacting a bloody revenge against those who disturbed his final resting place.

Slyly combining 80's slasher tropes with an insightful and self reflective look at the meaning of horror movies and death itself, Norman Thaddeus Vane’s "FRIGHTMARE" (originally known as "THE HORROR STAR") is a quick witted and suspenseful tribute to classic horror cinema. With captivating cinematography by Joel King (JUST BEFORE DAWN) and supporting performances from Jeffrey Combs ("RE-ANIMATOR"), Luca Bercovici and Leon Askin, "FRIGHTMARE" has been newly restored from its original camera negative and is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time!

Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane
1981 | 86 min | Color | 1.85:1

  •  Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Region Free | 1.85:1 OAR
  •  Restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
  •  All extras on both Blu-ray and DVD
  •  New video interview with Cinematographer Joel King
  •  Archival audio interview with Director Norman Thaddeus Vane
  •  Historical commentary track with David Del Valle and David DeCoteau
  •  Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues
  •  Original theatrical trailer
  •  Reversible THE HORROR STAR cover art
  •  English SDH subtitles

"Frightmare" is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2015. You can order it from their website.

Demonoid Blu-ray cover
Demonoid Blu-ray cover

Shown above is both sides of the reversible cover art.

At a dig in rural Mexico, a British industrialist accidentally unleashes an ancient evil: a severed hand, possessed by a vengeful demon, that attacks, kills and takes over the hand and mind of anyone who interferes with its ruthless quest for violence. Determined to stop the bloodshed, the wife of the industrialist (Samantha Eggar) joins forces with a renegade priest (Stuart Whitman), but will they be able to conquer the evil hand before the forces of hell overtake them?

Directed by Alfredo Zacarias ("THE BEES"), "DEMONOID" is a classic slice of early 80s horror sleaze, full of outrageous and violent deaths, ludicrous plot twists and a pounding musical score. Presented here is the first official DVD and Blu-ray release of "DEMONOID" in both its original US version as well as its radically re-edited international cut, known as "MACABRA," newly restored from the original negatives!

Directed by Alfredo Zacarias
1980 / 79 minutes / English / Color / 1.85:1


  • Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Region Free | 1.85:1 OAR
  • Restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
  • All extras on both Blu-ray and DVD
  • Alternate International version: MACABRA (90 min)
  • New video interview with Director Alfredo Zacarias
  • Multiple theatrical trailers and TV spot
  • Original artwork gallery
  • Reversible MACABRA artwork
  • Optional French soundtrack for MACABRA
  • English SDH subtitles for both DEMONOID & MACABRA

"Demonoid" is also scheduled to be released on October 20, 2015. You can order it from their website.

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A Plague So Pleasant - DVD Review - Wild Eye Releasing

A New Twist On The Zombie Subgenre

A Plague So Pleasant DVD cover

Released by: Wild Eye Releasing
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Production Year: 2013
Region Code: 0 NTSC
Running Time: 1:17:38
Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78 Aspect Ratio)
Subtitles: None

THE FILM [ 3.5 / 5 ]:

In the near future, zombies have become a protected, endangered species, held in captivity and legally wandering the streets free from harm by the living. But for the loved ones of those who die, sometimes coping is just too much to handle, especially when not everyone feels the dead have a right to exist, and are willing to break the law to rid the world of this new population of the dead.

"A Plague So Pleasant" focuses on Clay Marshall (David Chandler), who as he states in the film, is one of many survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Clays' friend Todd (Maxwell Moody) likes Mia (Eva Boehnke), Clay's sister. The problem is that Mia is still in love with her boyfriend Jerry, who happens to be zombie. Trouble arises for Clay and many others when he tries to remedy that situation.  

The filmmakers use an interesting technique going back and forth from black and white to color. At times it does help to set the tone. For being a low budget film, the special effects look good overall. There are some instances where lack of funds show, like around the 42:25 mark when the male motorist is being clawed at, but nothing is really happening, making it look kinda silly, to me at least. Other times, the camera angles are used very effectively to mask the films shortcomings. However, there are a number of great camera shots in the film that make it feel like a big Hollywood film, which helps aid the appearance of the production. 

I thought the three principle actors in the film did a fine job. Mia and Todd are unfortunately minor roles and I would have liked to see more of them because their characters were odd and interesting.

Maxwell Moody as Todd in A Plague So Pleasant

AUDIO [ 3.5 / 5 ]:

The sole audio option included on the DVD is a Dolby Digital 2.0 track. I found the audio to sound good and did not encounter any major problems. Sound levels seemed to fluctuate at times. But it was never to the point of being too distracting.

VIDEO [ 2.5 / 5 ]:

"A Plague So Pleasant" shambles its way on to DVD thanks to Wild Eye Releasing. The film is presented in 1.78:1 Anamophic Widescreen. The video quality is okay for the most part, however there are some issue like haloing, which is easy to see around the 11:55 minute mark if you look at Mia's hand and the needle she is holding. A few times I also noticed what appeared to be compression issues. The video issues I noticed were not such a detriment to have a negative impact on the actual film itself. 

A Plague So Pleasant zombie


Original Promos:
  • Domestic (1:31)
  • International (1:32)
More Trailers - Trailers included are "Ebola Zombies," "Blood Soaked," "Disco Exorcist," "Jonah Lives," "Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated," "A Zombie Exorcism" and "Frankenstein's Hungry Dead"

A Plague So Pleasant zombies


Not your average, run of the mill zombie film, "A Plague So Pleasant" offers its viewers something different to chew on. I enjoyed the story and its quirky characters. I loved the ending of the film. The DVD features acceptable video quality. If you like your zombie, or even horror films a bit different, this might be right up your alley. Check it out.

OVERALL [ 3 / 5 ]:  

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SS Experiment Camp coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 88 Films

HORRIFYING EXPERIMENTS... in pursuit of the Master Race

SS Experiment Camp DVD cover

88 Films will be bringing Sergio Garrone's 1976 Naziploitation film, "SS Experiment Camp" to Blu-ray and DVD on October 26, 2015. 

"SS Experiment Camp" has arrived back to UK shelves uncut, uncensored and ready to scandalize a new generation of gore-hungry viewers! With this said, the flick that kicked off the entire ‘video nasty’ scandal is not afraid to show both the horrors of fascism and the struggles of heroism in the shadow of World War 2’s vilest violence. Add to this mix a subtle tongue-in-cheek splat-stick mentality (after all the best way to get your own back at Nazis is to laugh at them!), and the sort of palpable postwar Italian guilt that highlighted the entire Rome-based boom in Third Reich exploitation romps, and you have a curious schlock-totem. SS EXPERIMENT CAMP may have upset the censors back in 1976, but today it stands tall as a must-see example of bad taste VHS-era bloodshed… suitable for steel-stomachs and scholars of the rental shop era!



  • Region Code: B
  • Picture Format: 1.85:1
  • Audio Format: LPCM Mono
  • Language: English and Italian with English Subtitles
  • Certification: 18
  • Running Time: 94 Mins Approx
  • Region Code: 2
  • Picture Format: PAL 1.85:1
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English and Italian with English Subtitles
  • Certification: 18
  • Running Time: 94 Mins Approx

You can order the film via the links below or from the 88 Films store.


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