Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Black Cat (1981) - Blu-ray Review - Arrow Video

Don't Cross its Path

The Black Cat 1981 Blu-ray cover

Released by: Arrow Video
Release Date: October 27, 2015 (US) / October 19, 2015 (UK)
Production Year: 1981
Region Code: A + B
Running Time: 1:31:53
Audio: Italian DTS-HD MA Mono / English DTS-HD MA Mono
Video: 1080p (2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)
Subtitles: English

THE FILM - [ 3 / 5 ]:

*This Blu-ray is part of the 2-film Blu-ray/DVD set "Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats: Two Adaptations By Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci."

Edgar Allan Poe’s celebrated story The Black Cat has provided the inspiration for numerous films over the years. But few adaptations are as stylish as those offered up by the twin Italian titans of terror, Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci.

In "The Black Cat," from that “other” Godfather of Gore, Lucio Fulci (Zombie), Scotland Yard Inspector Gorley (David Warbeck, The Beyond) find himself summoned to a sleepy English village to investigate the recent murder of a young couple. With no obvious signs of entry at the murder scene, Gorley is forced to start considering the possibility that his suspect may not be human…

Creepy and very atmospheric at times, "The Black Cat" is a fine film by Lucio Fulci. As it's also mentioned in the commentary track for the film, it's not heavy on gore which is somewhat unusual for Fulci. However there are a number of entertaining death scenes and the film has Lucio Fulci's usual style of focusing on the eyes of his subject. The film uses some eerie settings and features a great score by Pino Donaggio.

Mimsy Farmer in The Black Cat 1981

AUDIO - [ 4 / 5 ]:

"The Black Cat" comes with two audio options. There is an English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track and an Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track. English subtitles are also included. From the Main Menu you are asked which version of the film you would like to view, English or Italian. I thought both audio tracks sounded very good. The sound level was consistent and balanced throughout the film. For the English language version of the film, the voice actors were easy to hear and understand. Pino Donaggio's score sounds haunting and excellent. I did not encounter any problems with either of the audio tracks.

VIDEO - [ 4 / 5 ]:

"The Black Cat" comes to Blu-ray courtesy of a brand new 2K scan of the original negatives, thanks to Arrow Video. The film is presented in 1080p with a 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio. The Blu-ray features strong colors whether it be glowing yellow eyes, bloody wounds or a characters clothing. The contrast level looks very good as do black levels. Skin tones have a natural looking appearance. The film looks very detailed overall and it really shines in many closeups with great detail present in things such as the faces, hair and clothing of the characters. Film grain looked quite good, even in darker scenes. The movie is not debris-free as there was one scene that had a couple marks show up somewhat faintly for a few seconds. Other than that, I only noticed the occasional blemish. The HD presentation sure does make the strings on the bats more noticeable though. 

Patrick Magee in The Black Cat 1981

SPECIAL FEATURES - [ 4.5 / 5 ]:

Audio Commentary with Chris Alexander - At the time this commentary was recorded, Chris Alexander was the editor-in-chief for Fangoria. He has since stepped down from that position. Anyhow, I enjoyed the commentary as it is basically from a fans perspective. Mr. Alexander does a good job of providing information about the film and members of its cast and crew. He does go off-subject a bit from time to time but otherwise he keeps talking, with only a few quiet moments, late in the film.  

Poe into Fulci: The Spirit of Perverseness (25:37) - Film historian Stephen Thrower, author of 'Beyond Terror - The Films of Lucio Fulci' discusses Fulci's Poe-tinged classic. Mr. Thrower talks about the differences and similarities between the Poe story and Fulci's film. He also mentions some aspects of the film that were ripped off from some U.S. films, sometimes against Fulci's wishes. Also discussed are some of the shortcomings of "The Black Cat" as well as its positive aspects.  

In the Paw-Prints of the Black Cat (8:28) - This extra also features Stephen Thrower who takes us on a trip to some of the filming locations.

Frightened Dagmar (20:12) - An informative interview with actress Dagmar Lassander. She discusses how she began acting and many of the films from her career. Ms. Lassander talks about how she once broke a contract due to not desiring to do the type of film a studio wanted and having to go to court. (with English subtitles)

At Home with David Warbeck (1:10:20) - A lengthy, vintage interview by Stephen Thrower that takes place at David Warbeck's London home. The interview covers a number of topics including what it was like to work with Lucio Fulci, acting skills he used in his roles and filming "The Black Cat." Mr. Warbeck shares several personal stories involving his career, experience in the film business and personal life including a very tragic story involving a plane crash.

Theatrical Trailer (3:01)

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin.


As mentioned earlier, this Blu-ray is part of the 2-film (4-disc) Blu-ray/DVD set "Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats: Two Adaptations By Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci." The other film in the set is Sergio Martino's "Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key" which we reviewed here. That set also includes an 80 page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the films, Poe's original story and more, illustrated with archive stills and posters.

"The Black Cat" features excellent audio and video quality that should please its fans. The Blu-ray also comes loaded with two hours of extras. A bit of a different film from Fulci's typical gore-fests, it's still an entertaining film. I haven't seen the other Blu-ray yet in this set, but am very much looking forward to it as I am a fan of the film. 

OVERALL - [ 4 / 5 ]


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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - UK Theatrical Release News

Watch Out Jane Austen, Zombies Are Coming!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies poster

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is a fresh twist on Jane Austen's widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

The film was directed by Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) and stars Lily James (Cinderella), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Bella Heathcote (The Curse of Downers Grove) and Sam Riley (Maleficent).

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" will be released by Lionsgate UK in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Friday 12th February 2016.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Next Games and AMC Proudly Launch 'The Walking Dead: No Man's Land' on iOS


The Walking Dead - No Man's Land game

Featuring Fan-Favorite Character Daryl Dixon,

Scenes and Signature Weapons from the Hit TV Show,

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land Gives Fans a Chance to Fight in a

Walker-Infested World and Access Exclusive Content from Season Six 

October 8, 2015 – AMC and Next Games today announced The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, the official mobile game based on AMC’s record-breaking TV series, is now available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

In a unique collaboration, AMC and Next Games have joined forces to create The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, a first-of-its-kind tactical game for mobile, with thrilling turn-based combat, an engaging character progression system, and zoom-in close-ups of key moments during battle. Guided by Daryl Dixon, the fan-favorite character from the TV show played by Norman Reedus, players are in charge of their own unique group of survivors and their fate.

The game starts in the grim Terminus train yard, where a small group of survivors manage to escape. Together they must fight walkers and survive to create and build up their own safe haven. The Walking Dead: No Man’s Landfeatures six different character classes and a massive number of unique characters, each with different abilities and strengths. It also boasts months of gameplay, with a total of 10 episodes of story missions at launch and weekly guild challenges for allied players to perform, which add a social dimension to the game.

Players will get to experience other familiar locations from the TV show such as the Prison, use signature weapons and encounter new surroundings from season six of “The Walking Dead.” Fans of the series can also watch clips from the show and exclusive behind-the-scenes materials from within the game.

AMC’s zombie horror hit, “The Walking Dead,” the highest rated basic cable program in the history of television and the #1 show on TV in the U.S. among adults 18-49 for three years in a row, will kick off its sixth season on Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an extended 90-minute episode.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land is available to download for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:

View The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land cinematic trailer here:

View The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land game play trailer here:

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Dr. Gangrene puts safety first this Halloween season in 'Happy Halloween with Dr. Gangrene'

Check out this Halloween public safety film

Happy Halloween with Dr. Gangrene poster

Shackle Island Studios and Red Headed Revolution Pictures have unveiled their newest Public Safety Film titled ‘Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene.’ The new short film features Larry Underwood as Dr. Gangrene listing a number of safety tips to pint sized trick-or-treaters. The safety film was written by Larry Underwood and directed by Cameron McCasland. It was filmed in Middle Tennessee and features McCasland's young children Roxie & Marie McCasland as well as Jessica and Joseph Auguon Drake Jr. whom McCasland had previously worked with on other projects. The poster for the short was designed by J. Kyle Kelly at Villain Place in Nashville, TN. Kelly also shared shooting duties and editing on the project. The cartoon image of Dr. Gangrene is courtesy of artist Jeff Carlson.

Underwood said of the project “Halloween is a magical time of year, and we want kids to have fun and be safe out there. You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or candy, as the case may be.”

2015 has been a banner year for the horror film making duo. Underwood's Dr. Gangrene was inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame during Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. His new series 'The Fantastic Films of Vincent Price' just completed its 44th episode, and he picked up his third Rondo Statuette this time for his 'Tales From The Lab' blog. McCasland was named Indie Director Of The Year at the 2015 Indieville TV Awards. His feature length slasher film 'The Lashman' was the recipient of a Matchflick Flicker Award for Best Throwback film. His newly released short film Tailypo recently picked up honors at the Imaginarium Film Festival. And he has also picked up hardware for his video producing work on several music industry related projects including a Communicator award for his documentary ‘I Heard The Devil Say My Name Out Loud’.

This new public safety film follows in a long line of shorts from collaborators McCasland & Underwood. Their ‘Go Green With Dr. Gangrene’ series ran for several years and received praise from the governor of Tennessee and the Nashville City Council. It also garnered national attention, picking up awards from the AEGIS awards, Ava Awards, MarCom Awards, Blingy Awards, The Accolade Competition, The DV Awards, a Public Service award from the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, and four Emmy nominations from the Midsouth Chapter of the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.

'Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene' will air on The CW network as well as the NECAT network locally in Nashville, which currently airs re-reruns of the television program Dr. Gangrene Presents. It will also be screening at a number of Halloween themed events in October hosted by Dr. Gangrene, These include the rock n' roll extravaganza 'Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny.' A long standing tradition in Nashville now in its twelfth year. You can also catch it on the big screen, and under the stars, at the Franklin Drive-In in Franklin, KY for a terrifying triple feature of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Goonies," and McCasland’s "Tailypo" (read our review). "Tailypo" will also be screening this October at Chattanooga's Frightening Ass Film Fest and in Nashville at the Yazoo brewery with ‘Cabin In The Woods’ for Monster Sundays presented by Something About Zombies.
Franklin Drive-In Halloween Horror Triple-feature

In addition to this new short film, Underwood & McCasland are helping fans celebrate Halloween by making their 2010 Emmy nominated made for television movie 'The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special' available to stream for free during the month of October on the Dr. Gangrene YouTube channel. The half hour comedy also features New England's Penny Dreadful and the legendary Count Gore DeVol. Fans of the show will also find a number of other classic episodes and special content available for the Halloween season.

Larry Underwood has portrayed horror host Dr. Gangrene in Nashville since 1999. He follows a long tradition of horror hosts in Music City including Russ McCown as Sir Cecil Creape and Ken Bramming as Dr. Lucifer. In addition to his duties as a television mad scientist he has a regular column in Scary Monsters Magazine and has published a number of short stories, comic books, and articles for various publications. For more info please visit

Cameron McCasland Dr. Gangrene family

Cameron McCasland is an Emmy nominated writer and film producer. Currently his feature length produced film Paternity Leave and short film Tailypo are touring the film festival circuit. The Texas-born film maker lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Jamie, and two daughters. For more information please visit

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Tailypo - Short Film Review - Red Headed Revolution

Red Headed Revolution unleashes a tale of a tail in creepy Tailypo short.

Tailypo poster

Before I give my review, here is some background information on the short film.

The Appalachian cryptozoology folk tale of “The Tailypo” has been brought to life, in a terrifying live action film from director Cameron McCasland.

McCasland had been carrying the Tailypo story around for years stating, “The first time I heard this legend I was in elementary school, and my teacher told it to us around Halloween. It always stuck with me, and creeped me out. I wanted to tell it again, in a way that was frightening, but still accessible in the same way it was to me as a kid.”

Tailypo re-teams McCasland with actor David Chattam who had previously appeared as Carl Degas in his 2014 released slasher film, "The Lashman" (reviewed here). McCasland said of working with Chattam, “Dave wasn’t what I had in mind originally when I was casting The Lashman, but his audition blew me away. He was on set for a day and was just a joy to work with. I started writing Tailypo with him in mind, but I never told him until the script was ready. I honestly don’t know if I would have made this movie if he had turned me down. I told him i have a whole short where you basically are monologuing to a dog the entire time. Luckily for me, he jumped at the chance.”

The Tailypo is voiced by Danielle Geleherter more commonly known as TV horror host Penny Dreadful in the new England area. McCasland had previously worked with her on the Emmy nominated 2010 made for television movie The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special. The short film also gave him the opportunity to re-team with Lashman director of photography Josh Ickes and composer Thomas Berdinski who performed a hauntingly original score for the film.

The movie was shot on location at the Copper Canyon Guntown Ranch in Hopkinsville, KY. McCasland had previously used the venue for The Lashman, A music video for country act Florida Georgia Line, and two feature films he co-produced with director Lee Vervoort, The Truck, and Guntown.

The Tailypo is the first in a series of shorts McCasland plans to collect for an anthology series hosted by his longtime collaborator Larry Underwood as seminal horror host Dr. Gangrene.

The Tailypo is currently free to view online at and will be screening at film festivals around the globe this year.


I really enjoyed "Tailypo." I purposely didn't read the plot for the film so I had no idea what to expect. If you've read above then you have an idea about the story. Let me say that by the end, I felt like I was back in the 80's watching something that could have been an episode of "Tales From the Darkside" or "Monsters." I loved the look and voice (Danielle Gelehrter) of the creature. I thought David Chattam did a good job in his role, as the only actual person in the film. 

Definitely give this short film a look. If you're familiar with either of the TV shows I mentioned, see if it doesn't make you feel like your back in the 80's. A nice job by Cameron McCasland and I look forward to his future film projects.

RATING: [ 4 / 5 ]

About the Director:
Cameron McCasland is an Emmy nominated writer and film producer. Recently he was awarded “Best Indie Director” at the 2015 Indieville TV awards, as well as both an Omni, and a Communicator Award for his documentary series “I Heard The Devil Say My Name Out Loud” about the making of Austin Rockers Quiet Company new album “Transgressor”. His newly produced film “Paternity Leave” is currently touring the film festival circuit. The Texas born film maker lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Jamie, and two daughters. For more info please visit

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Michael Madsen stars in 'Death in the Desert' Coming to DVD and VOD January 2016 from Osiris Entertainment

Directed by Josh Evans and starring internationally acclaimed actor Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight, Sin City).

Death in the Desert poster

Acquired by Osiris Entertainment for January 2016 release; screening Arizona Underground Film Festival on Friday.

Death in the Desert, based on the true crime book by Cathy Scott and adapted for the screen by Scott and John Steppling, has been acquired by Osiris Entertainment. Company has set the film for a DVD and VOD release in January 2016.

An advance screening of the film will be held this Friday at the Arizona Underground Film Festival.

The film, already labelled a “classic” by The Huffington Post, who applauded the film’s “captivating” cast of characters and ‘’dark and addictive’’ story, is expected to win Michael Madsen some of the best notices of his career.

Death in the Desert tells of a trio who double down on love in Las Vegas. The life of Kim Davis, the young live-in girlfriend of legendary casino owner Ray Easler, is thrown upside down when she falls for Matt Duvall, the man Ray hires to bury his $20 million fortune of silver on the floor of the Nevada desert.

Joining Madsen are Paz Del Huerta, Roxy Saint, and Shayla Beesley. Visionary musician and producer Chris Goss did the score.

For tickets to the advance screening of Death in the Desert at Arizona Underground Film Festival click here.

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Experience true terror in 'Backwater' - Coming to DVD and Digital November 10th

Neck hairs will rise when writer-director Christopher Schrack's 'Backwater' arrives on DVD and Digital this November from Osiris Entertainment.

Backwater poster

Boasting an award-winning screenplay, the "smart, tense and cleverly executed" (All Things Horror) chiller chronicles the frightening journey of couple who can't shake the feeling that they're not alone on their camping trip. The truth, however, is far more disturbing than meets the eye.

Justin Tully (Sorority Row) and Liana Werner-Gray (The Man in the Maze) star in what critics are calling a "treat for horror fans" (Horroracle).

"Backwater" is scheduled to be released on DVD and Digital on November 10, 2015 by Osiris Entertainment.

You can read our review of the film now.

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Cass and Mark are a couple on a camping trip to the distant countryside. When their seemingly secluded getaway is interrupted by an ominous scream, they start to think someone might be stalking them, and encounter two strangers who are also in the woods near them. Despite everything appearing to be harmless, they can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. The truth, however, is far more disturbing than meets the eye

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Horror-Comedy 'Bloody Knuckles' coming to Blu-raym DVD and VOD on October 27th

Wanna Play 'Bloody Knuckles' ?

Bloody Knuckles cover

A cult film in the making, Matt O’Mahoney's cheesily sick "Bloody Knuckles" has been a film festival favorite and has been described as “Vulgar, violent and very funny” by, “Puerile, juvenile, grotesque fun” by, “A bloody, funny blast!” by and “A five finger exercise in fun frights” by Fangoria.

The film follows a determinedly offensive cartoonist who gets his hand chopped off by a humorless crime lord. But the severed hand comes back to life (think of it as a demented Resurrection parable) to seek revenge on evil-doers. With plenty of dark humor and eye-popping violence, Bloody Knuckles makes for a totally un-PC, bloody good time.

Artsploitation Films is releasing Bloody Knuckles on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on October 27th.

Travis, an underground comic book artist with a penchant for obscene caricatures, upsets a Chinatown crime lord who responds by cutting off the young man’s hand. As a despondent, drunken Travis wallows in post-severed hand depression, his decomposing limb returns to life and is determined to exact revenge. Soon, Travis and his mischievous appendage join forces with a masked S&M superhero to rid the city of evil. Filmmaker Matt O.’s debut feature strips Canada of its “land of nice” image with this deliriously offensive, gory, and happily un-PC horror-comedy!

Blu-ray / DVD Special Features:
  • Bonus features: Director's Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Trailer


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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. coming to Blu-ray in November from Troma

A Troma Classic is Coming to Blu-ray!

Sgt Kabukiman NYPD Blu-ray cover

Troma has announced that their classic film, "Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D." will be coming to Blu-ray on November 10, 2015.

Fatal sushi, lethal chopsticks, and as American as violence! Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, the Troma Guys who brought you The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo & Juliet, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. introduces Sgt. Harry Griswold (Rick Gianasi), a streetwise New York cop who transforms into the world's most unusual super-human hero.

Special Features:

  • Audio commentary by Lloyd Kaufman
  • Animated Kabukiman
  • Kabuki rap
  • Sgt. Kabukiman accused of sexual harrassment
  • Tromaville Café with Rick Gianasi
  • Troma Trailers

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Underneath: An Anthology of Terror - News on Upcoming Horror Film

Five Tales of Terror Are Coming Your Way

Underneath poster

Written & Directed by John Nicol for Thinking Chrome Productions.

UNDERNEATH is a collaborative piece featuring five emerging directors, creating five distinctly different cinematic pieces all bound together by common themes of madness and ancient cruelty – think V/H/S meets CREEPSHOW with a supernatural flare.

The five shorts are directed by Andre Becker (THE LATE MOVIE: PUSSYFOOT), John Nicol (CHANNEL ZERO), Geoffrey Norris (PRESENCE), Chris Alexander (BLOOD FOR IRINA, QUEEN OF BLOOD, FEMALE WEREWOLF & the upcoming BLACK GLOVE KILLER starring Ogre from Skinny Puppy and Peter Murphy from Bauhaus & The Hunger) and newcomer Cory Ivanchuk who is taking on a script written by John Nicol. All five tales are connected by a sinister wraparound tale called BREACH.

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BREACH: Written & Directed by John Nicol

“An unstable individual is convinced that physical cracks in his basement floor are a possible breach into Hell itself...Additionally; he believes that he is in direct communication with demons and is quickly seduced by their influence. As he progressively becomes poisoned, he begins to exhibit physical deformities and is in a state of mental decline...The truth however, is even more sinister!”

Following are synopses for the five titles in the order they will unfold:

Episode #1: (UNA) Written by & Directed by Geoffrey Norris
Synopsis: “A young man who was born and raised in a remote rural setting believes that voices in the wilderness are calling for a return to an original state for humankind and he makes it his mission to force this dialogue upon those around him.”

Episode #2: (UNFIXED) Written & Directed by Chris Alexander
Synopsis: “A woman walks away from a shipwreck with no memory of who she is and no comprehension of where or when she is…”

Episode #3: (CURIOSITY & CONVERSATIONS) Written by John Nicol & Directed by Cory Ivanchuk
Synopsis: “An ancient demon is summoned by a group of paranormal psychology students as an experiment...little do they know, this Demon has plans of its own and wants to escape Hell no matter the cost...” 

Episode #4: (I CAN CHANGE) Written & Directed by Andre Becker
Synopsis: “A deranged young man is convinced he can transform into a demonic creature…”

Episode #5: (6 AM) Written & Directed by John Nicol
Synopsis: “A family man is running out of the prescription medication that keeps his otherworldly visions at bay. Day by day, visions of murder and demonic possession take hold as Daniel quickly succumbs…

We then end with the conclusion of BREACH.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Face Your Fears in 'Nightmares' - an Upcoming Horror Series

A New Interactive Horror Series “Nightmares” is being unleashed


Burbank, CA – A new interactive horror series is coming soon. “Nightmares” - An in-depth nightmare re-enactment series has launched on Kickstarter. Nightmares are one of the very few experiences that connects every living person on the planet. The series dives deep into the minds of people that have suffered from terrible nightmares and then, in a brand new format, various medical and mental health professionals attempt to explain the cause of these terrible experiences, segment by segment. If the medical professionals are stumped, paranormal investigators step in.

Nightmares is hosted by Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, I Frankenstein) while Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumkinhead, Terminator, etc.) introduces each episode. With a number of high profile horror talent attached, each segment will feature a notable contributor to the horror industry, appearing in re-enactments, hosting, and offering unique and masterful insight. Only way to find out who hosts what… is to watch…

The nightmares are re-enacted in true short horror film fashion, focusing on the creature or 
monster. Each episode is a full Nightmare that plays out similar to Tales from the Crypt or Tales from the Darkside with emphasis on bringing the audience new, original monsters. The show wraps up with over two dozen medical professionals and masters of their field, including but not limited to: Psychologists, Paranormal Researchers and Analysts, Psychics, sleep and dream research centers and their team of leading dream experts in North America, Reiki Masters and energy workers, Theologists, Historians, and Neurologists, Fear Enthusiasts, Therapists, and Biologists to chime in and develop theories to the explanations of the nightmare in an attempt to help the dreamer, or in our case… “The Victim”

But it gets better. When living in the world of Nightmares, medical experts may not be able to pinpoint the obvious source of the nightmare. If this happens, Nightmares has partnered with Hollywood Ghost Hunters, led by Kane Hodder (Jason VoorheesI, in Friday the 13th part VII, VIII, Jason Goes To Hell, etc), who will conduct a paranormal investigation in the area where the nightmare occurred, searching for answers.

Nightmares cast and crew

Our first Nightmare comes from a man that started having nightmares after working for Clive
Barker’s Seraphim Films. Kane Hodder and his team performed a paranormal investigation... in Clive Barker’s house. A true life, character crosses over with a thick vat of paranormal dumped on it; Jason visits the happenings at the Hellraiser house. A hair-raising episode with some of the greatest horror icons immersed in the passion of the genre.

Speaking of Clive Barker, his art work serves as a backdrop for the series in season one.
Nightmares has partnered with Century Guild and each episode will feature different pieces of artwork from the mind of a master of horror himself. The artistic back drop is expected to
change from season to season.

The show’s creator and Executive Producer Jin Kelley said “In all the horror films I’ve seen and admired, it always came down to the monster, whatever it may be. If the monster wasn’t
believable, then it pulls the viewer out of the story you’ve spent so much time building. You have to respect the fans and give them the best you possibly can. I believe the best way to keep that necessary fear factor intact is with creative practical effects.”

Attached to the show are a number of artists featured on highly popular SyFy show Face Off. Fan favorites and champions Rayce Bird, Logan Long, Cig Neutron, Drew Talbot, Keaghlan Ashley, Rashaad Santiago, Cat Paschen, Niko Gonzalez, George Schminky, Julian Bonfiglio, Wayne Anderson, Gage Munster, Jaime Leodones, Stevie Calabrese, George Troester, and J Anthony Kosar just to name a few. These SFX all-stars compile some of the incredibly talented artists that have come together to make monsters for Nightmares. This Dream Team of artists will rotate so the audience gets to see all of these champions build the monsters in an accompanying webseries available on the Nightmares website. Nightmares picked up Director of Photography David M. Brewer, who chilled audiences of Insidious and countless other horror films.

The show Nightmares is very interactive, appealing to a global audience. Viewers can submit their own personal nightmare and the show may elect to bring that nightmare to life, prompting our tag line:

“It’s Time To Face Your Demons…”

Each episode will produce new, original monsters. The audience are able to choose which one they want to see in a feature film... as well as which actors... even locations. The Nightmares Team have listened to their fellow the horror fans and are prepared to influence the shape and direction of interactive horror in the entertainment, and its audience forever.

“Nightmares connect every person on the planet. It’s not bound by languages, or ethnicity, or anything else. I also wanted to create something that the fans could actually get involved with on the development level. They can interact with the film making process. I got pretty tired of getting excited over a project that I grew up watching, only to see that the people that finally made it into a movie dropped the ball and disappointed millions of fans in the process. I say give the fans what they want. In order to do that you need a platform for them to easily communicate with you” – creator Jin Kelley

While the series itself has yet to look for a network to call home, they have already begun shooting various segments to drum up some buzz. So far Lisa Wilcox (Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Chloe Dykstra (Heroes of Cosplay), Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak), Philip Friedman (Insidious), Nicholas King (Sinister), Douglas Tait (Freddy vs Jason, Teen Wolf) have been seen on the Nightmares set as well as a few endorsements from other soon to be announced horror icons.

A show like this has never been done before. It’s a show that is powered by fans, hosted by
icons, explained by science, with monsters made by champions, all while keeping the fans
actively engaged. And in true independent fashion, they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance the pilot episode of the series which can be viewed here.

You can stay up to date with Nightmares on:

Twitter @NightmaresShow
Instagram @Nightmares_show

Sounds like a pretty cool project. Be sure to share this post with friends and anyone else you know that is interested in horror movies. 

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'Cherry Falls' Coming to Blu-ray from Scream Factory in 2016

Some unexpected but welcomed news today from Scream Factory

Cherry Falls

Scream Factory has announced that they plan to bring the often requested title, "Cherry Falls" to Blu-ray in 2016. Here is all the information they have said so far regarding the release.

You asked for it, we listened! The underrated 2000 slasher flick "Cherry Falls" will be coming to Blu-ray for the first time sometime next Spring. The film was directed by Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper) and stars Brittany Murphy ("Clueless," "8 Mile"), Jay Mohr ("Pay it Forward," "Street Kings") , Michael Biehn ("The Terminator," "Aliens"), Jesse Bradford ("Bring it On," "Swimfan") and Gabriel Mann (Revenge).

As excited as we are to be able to bring this to you (finally) we do need to address upfront the question we know some of you will have: Will it be uncut?

We were fully aware that the film suffered trims from the MPAA prior to its release so when we acquired the film we hoped that we could find the additional footage and include it—either as deleted scenes or reinstated into the film. Unfortunately, our licensor (Universal) only has the theatrical R-rated version in their vault (the same cut that was released on the long out-of-print DVD) and they do not have cut footage in question.

Plan B: We contacted the film’s Director Geoffrey Wright to see if maybe he might have the excised material but were told that he was never given a chance to assemble a longer cut originally. He did not have the footage either.

That being said, we still hope that fans will support the release in High-def. Extras are planned and will be announced at a later date. New key art is also in the works too.

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Final List of Extras Announced for Scream Factory's Blu-ray Double Feature 'Troll and Troll 2'

Get ready for a double-helping of Troll from Scream Factory

Troll Troll 2 Blu-ray cover

Scream Factory has announced the final list of special features for their upcoming Blu-ray double feature of "Troll" and "Troll II." The Blu-ray is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2015.


  • NEW "The Making of TROLL" featurette featuring interviews with director John Carl Buechler, producer Charles Band, writer Ed Naha, composer Richard Band, special effects artists John Vulich and Gino Crognale, visual effects artists Jim Aupperle, James Belhovek, Linda Drake and Kevin Kutchaver.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes Still Gallery


  • NEW audio commentary with actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed
  • Theatrical Trailer

Also included for the first 5,000 pressed copies is the film "Best Worst Movie" (DVD only), a fun tribute to "Troll 2" and the people responsible for unleashing it upon the world. (It's pretty hysterical / fascinating if we do say so ourselves.)

You can pre-order the "Troll / Troll II" Double Feature Blu-ray from Scream Factory or from Amazon, below. For those wondering, the "Best Worst Movie" DVD is also included with purchases from other retailers. Just keep in mind that there are 5000 copies of it. So if you wait 6 months (just giving an example), the DVD might not come with your Blu-ray set.

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The X-Files - The Collector's Set - Blu-ray News including Full List of Extras


The X-Files The Collector's Set

"The X-Files" The Collector's Set to explode on to Blu-ray for the first time on December 8th with over 23 hours of extra content spread across all nine seasons.

Today is a great day for fans of "The X-Files" but December 8th will be even greater when the long-awaited Blu-ray release of the complete series arrives. Fans have been excited and waiting for some news when Netflix started airing episodes in High Definition. Well, the wait is almost over!

The truth is out there... and now it can be found in its entirety when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment exposes the complete world of "The X-Files" on Blu-ray for the first time, just ahead of the event series premiere Sunday, January 24, 2016. "The X-Files" The Collector's Set features a slot for the upcoming six episode event series releases on December 8th, giving fans the chance to own a piece of television history and one of the year's must-have gift set collections.  Fans can also purchase each season individually on Blu-ray on December 8th.

Since its inception in 1993, “The X-Files” has remained a worldwide phenomenon, garnering a loyal cult following, 16 Emmys® and five Golden Globes® Awards, including “Best Dramatic TV Series” during its nine-season run.

Now for the first time, all nine exhilarating, groundbreaking seasons of “THE X-FILES,” along with special features, can be yours to own on Blu-ray! Although they began as reluctant partners, FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (Golden Globe®*** winners David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) ultimately form a powerful bond as they struggle to unravel deadly conspiracies and solve paranormal mysteries.

"The X-Files" The Collector's Set features more than 23 hours of content across all nine seasons – perfect for catching up on the series before the new event series airs. Relive all the mythology, conspiracy theories with special features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, and commentaries by executive producer Chris Carter (“Millennium,” “Harsh Realm”), R.W. Goodwin, Rob Bowman, Kim Manners, Frank Spotnitz, Robert Patrick and Rod Hardy. Fans can pre-order the collection and individual seasons at


Season One
  • Series Intro by Frank Spotnitz
  • Chris Carter Talks About Season 1
  • Deleted Scenes
  • International Clips
  • Deep Throat: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • Erlenmeyer Flask: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin
  • Special Effects Clip From Fallen Angel
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season 1”

Season Two
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Chris Carter Talks About Season 2
  • Humbug
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Two”
  • Duane Barry: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • End Games: Audio Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
  • Anasazi: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin

Season Three
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Chris Carter Talks About Season 3
  • International Clips
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Mat Beck
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Three”
  • Threads of Mythology: Abduction
  • Talitha Cuma: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin

Season Four
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Tunguska – Interview With Chris Carter
  • Paper Hearts – Interview with Vince Gilligan
  • Memento Mori: Audio Commentary by Rob Bowman
  • Introduction to Memento Mori by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • Max: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Four”

Season Five
  • International Clips
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Five”
  • Threads of Mythology: Black Oil
  • FX Featurette
  • Introduction to The Post-Modern Prometheus by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • Patient X: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • The Red and the Black: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • The Post Modern Prometheus: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • The Pine Bluff Variant: Audio Commentary by John Shiban

Season Six
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz)
  • International Clips
  • Two Fathers: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • One Son: Audio Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
  • Triangle: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • Introduction to Milagro by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • X-Files Profiles: Cigarette-Smoking Man
  • Featurette on Season Six
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Six”

Season Seven
  • Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Special effects sequences with commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • International Clips
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Seven” Behind-the-Scenes featurette
  • X-Files Profiles: A.D. Skinner and Samantha Mulder
  • Closure: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Seven” 

Season Eight

  • Special Effects by Mat Beck with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • International Clips
  • Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban)
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Eight”
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Chris Carter
  • Threads of Mythology: Colonization
  • X-Files Profiles
  • Within: Commentary by Kim Manners and Robert Patrick
  • Deadalive: Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
  • Vienen: Commentary by Rod Hardy

Season Nine
  • Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz)
  • Special Effects by Mat Beck with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • International Clips
  • Audio Commentary by Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, Kim Manners
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Nine”
  • “The Making of ‘The Truth’”
  • “Secrets of The X-Files”
  • “Tribute to The X-Files”
  • Threads of Mythology: Super Soldiers
  • X-Files Profiles
  • Reflections on the Truth Featurette
  • Wonder Con Panel


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Get Ready to Earn That Merit Badge... Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - Film News

In theaters this Halloween

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse poster

Some people might roll their eyes and say something like, oh great, another zombie movie. But... well, yes, another zombie movie. However, this one looks like it's trying to be a bit different. So far it looks to be a pretty fun movie. Hopefully it does well because we need more horror films in theaters, in wide release and Rated R preferably, please and thank you.  


Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they'll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

The horror-comedy was directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). The film stars Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), Logan Miller (Would You Rather), Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont (Don Jon), David Koechner (Anchorman), Halston Sage (Goosebumps) and Niki Koss (The Appearing).

"Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" is scheduled for release on October 30, 2015.

You can also visit the films official website, Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fear the Walking Dead - Season One, Blu-ray News

Hot on the heels of the season finale comes news of the upcoming Blu-ray release of Season One

Fear the Walking Dead the Complete First Season

Anchor Bay Entertainment has announced plans to bring the AMC TV show, "Fear the Walking Dead" to DVD and Blu-ray on December 1, 2015.
Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is set to include the following special features:

  • A Look at the Series
  • Character Bios

"Fear the Walking Dead" was created by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy). The show stars Kim Dickens, Rubén Blades, Cliff Curtis, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Colman Domingo. 

"Fear the Walking Dead" is more of a prequel to "The Walking Dead" in that it takes place before the epidemic begins and we get to see all hell break loose. 

Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

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American Horror Story Fan Art Exhibit in Los Angeles

Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles Celebrates the Release of American Horror Story Freak Show with an Exhibition of Fan Art Inspired by the Series!

American Horror Story Fan Art Exhibit

On Friday, October 2, Fox Home Entertainment partnered with Los Angeles-based Hero Complex Gallery to host an immersive, opening night reception for an “American Horror Story” fan art gallery celebrating the Blu-ray and DVD release of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” on October 6.

The gallery which runs through October 18 features more than 100 originals, prints and sculptures from American and international artists, all inspired by all four seasons of the horrifying FX anthology series.

Opening night was attended by more than 200 people, including fans, artists, press, gallery co-founders and AHS cast members Naomi Grossman (Pepper - Asylum / Freak Show), Jamie Brewer (Adelaide - Murder House / Nan - Coven / Marjorie - Freak Show) and Liana Mendoza (Officer Albano - Hotel) – who were treated to “American Horror Story”-themed food, drinks and live music in a circus-inspired setting.

Jamie Brewer, Naomi Grossman and Liana Mendoza from American Horror Story
Liana Mendoza (left), Naomi Grossman (center) and Jamie Brewer (right) attend the opening night reception for Hero Complex Gallery's American Horror Story fan art exhibition in celebration of the Blu-ray and DVD release of American Horror Story Freak Show. Los Angeles, California.

Twisty from American Horror Story Freak Show

You can view and purchase the artwork at

American Horror Story Freak Show is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD!


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