Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW RELEASE UPDATE: GRADUATION DAY From Vinegar Syndrome Coming to Blu-ray September 9th

One of the most anticipated release from Vinegar Syndrome is coming this September. It's far from the adult entertainment they've been unleashing en masse this past year. Graduation day is a cult classic slasher picture with a memorable cover and solid mid-80's cast. The last time Vinegar Syndrome released a movie of this type it made my best of list for 2013, Night Train to Terror.

I'm very excited to review this for you guys, and we'll make sure to have coverage out closer to release. Until then pre-order Graduation Day and get ready for the Vinegar Syndrome to slam another one out of the park.


Graduation Day
DVD + Blu-ray Combo
Label: Vinegar Syndrome
Cat: VS-050 Run Time: 96 Minutes Original Language: English
Color Widescreen 1.85:1 Dolby Digital Mono Region 0
Genre: Horror Rating: R Production Year: 1981
Director: Herb Freed
Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, Michael Pataki, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White, E.J. Peaker

After the death of a high school track star during a race, a mysterious, fencing-mask wearing killer begins murdering her friends and teachers. Who could the killer be? Her disgruntled coach? Her angry sister? Her violent boyfriend? As the bodies pile up, a twisted mystery unfolds, slowly revealing itself as it moves towards its bloody climax. One of the quintessential high school set slasher films of the early 80s, Vinegar Syndrome is bringing GRADUATION DAY to blu-ray, newly restored in 4K and presented in its original aspect ratio for the very first time!

Bonus Features: New 4K restoration from the Camera Negative, + Interview with Producer David Baughn + Interview with Editor Martin Sadoff + Interview with Star Patch Mackenzie

NEW RELEASE UPDATE: BABY BLUES - Coming Sept 2nd to Blu-ray and DVD.

This past year or so has seen a significant rise in baby related horror. What does that mean? Sure zombies are still big biz and vamps sell sex, but is the aftermath of the downfall of an oversexed, exhausted, in need of Viagra generation prompting the next logical step post-downfall of the vamp? First we sold you sex. Now we sell you conception and then 9 MONTHS LATER... BIRTH! Woe to sleep. Woe to independence. Woe to your check book and your movie collections.

Baby Blues feels like it could easily build off the success of House in the Alley as recently released by Scream Factory. The only difference... a doll and twins. Check out this trailer and prepare for a movie that won't be nearly as funny as Bad Milo, but you tell me if the captioned poster doesn't make you curious.


Directed by Po-Chih Leong
and Starring Raymond Lam & Janelle Sing


The Terror Mounts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Sept. 2

PLANO, Texas. (July 21, 2014) – When a young couple moves into a new home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever in the horror thriller BABY BLUES, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Sept. 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Po-Chih Leong (Hong Kong 1941) directed this terrifying story of a woman (newcomer Janelle Sing), pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. Suffering from postpartum depression, her husband (Raymond Lam, Saving General Yang) seeks help and discovers a mysterious doll that may be the source of their problems. BABY BLUES also stars Kate Tsui (Eye in the Sky), Karena Ng (Magic to Win) and Hoi- Pang Lo (The Grandmaster).


A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Sing Kwan Janelle), a happily married couple who soon discover she's pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family - and one neighbor's warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real...


Okay okay okay. I know what you're going to say, but goddammit this title makes me just want to watch this movie. Sure I read the story line (featured in the notes below) and I'll be damned if that actually has any impact on my desire to see the movie. I almost resisted watching the trailer to keep the mystique of this release (and awesome title) alive. 

Now it has a reputable cast, but I'm not entirely certain that matters if the script is for shit. I simply cannot tell, and we will have a review up in September. Until then, check out the trailer and the full release details below. I'll watch anything with Bill Moseley once. He really is an amazing actor and a nice guy (got to meet him at Monster Mania a year or so).

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing House of the Witch Doctor on DVD/VOD (iTunes) on September 16, 2014. Directed and written by Devon Mikolas, House of the Witch Doctor stars Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Allan Kayser (Night of the Creeps), Callie Stephens and David Willis.

Leslie Van Hooten (Stephens) is mourning the anniversary of her boyfriend's murder. Her father (Moseley) and mother (Easterbrook) leave her at the family's isolated estate with her fellow grad students. The weekend takes a turn for the worst when Cliff Rifton (Kayser), a recently released career criminal, and Buzz Schenk (Willis), his drug addict sidekick are hell bent on raging a torturous killing spree. The killers soon realize all is not as it seems in the house. As the body count begins to rise, it seems death is the only escape from the house.

NEW RELEASE UPDATE: Scream Factory/Anchor Bay Release Specs on Halloween Deluxe Box Set (ANNOTATED AND AMENDED By Fan Discussions)

They call New Year's Eve amateur night for drinking. I suppose this fall is amateur hour for Scream Factory buyers.  Let that not be a a condescending remark. Some of my finest memories are watching people get drunk out of their mind on NYE and in the end they always had a great time but perhaps another hangover wiser. Still I can't help but think that with some of the new releases that have been catering to a fanbase that needs ALL the extras possible and EVERY edition imaginable that we are missing the point. Movies are for watching. Special editions of all kinds are for collecting. We will always see another edition with something new in the future. (or maybe not in this particular licensing wizardry). Definitive editions are only as definitive as the next interview or commentary or historical observation or uncovered footage.  Fans watch movies. Fans buy discs and help to complete collections and hold sacred franchises that should be archived and compiled in beautiful packages. The world isn't always fair and we don't always get everything we want. I'm still waiting for them to uncover a London After Midnight reel so I can enjoy one of the creepiest Lon Chaney Sr. pictures out there. May not happen, but we try and companies try. Scream Factory and Anchor Bay are certainly trying with their new Halloween Deluxe set.

With the recent Nightbreed limited edition increase to 10,000 still fresh in their minds, Scream Factory released the full specs for their upcoming deluxe Halloween set. Let us just say that it drew praise, but there are those who had some insight into what they expected from this massive archive of material. Perhaps there could be no way to please all the fans all the time or maybe this gargantuan product wasn't full explained, but it has been now with footnotes and annotations and updates. 

When I first heard that the limited edition Nightbreed was doubling in run I was initially put out. A run of 10,000 isn't very limited right? But then I remembered that movies are for watching. Limited editions are for cherishing, like mementos and should be used to build memories upon and make better fans. They aren't for flipping. The price on this edition wasn't generated by a need to make it elite. It was out of necessity. So the more fans that have the Nightbreed limited edition, the more fans that have the Nightbreed set, the better fans we will have, and that is worth any price (the price of restoration and the price to license the product). 

Before we tackle the Deluxe Halloween set and the comments about, let us also remember that a set like this is going to make better fans. It does contain new material not previously available, and such a thing comes at a premium. Granted we would all like to see EVERYTHING in Halloween, but my dream edition of the Deluxe Halloween set comes with screen tests of PJ Soles doing lines from Carrie dressed as Linda (and that totally didn't happen). So let's not pretend that we can get everything. If there are mistakes in the initial release, they are accounted for an explained. If there are errors in this new release final spec update, they will be explained and clarified. Let's run down the release and some addendums provided by Scream Factory and Anchor Bay.

Fully release from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory (I've made some notes in ORANGE from the conversations on social media): 

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Please see full listing below for each disc in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition:

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:
HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey
NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle
Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
“The Night She Came Home” Featurette
“On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
TV Version Footage
Television Spots
Theatrical Trailer
TV and Radio Spots

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
Theatrical Trailer
TV and Radio Spots

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)

Theatrical Version

Bonus Features:
Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
“The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and Moore...
“Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” - Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
Theatrical Trailer
TV and Radio Spots
Still Gallery

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1
WILL NOT INCLUDE TERROR IN THE AISLES - that was on the Universal release... the one where the dropped Moustapha Akkad's name which drove everyone crazy.

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version

Tech Specs:
Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
“Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
“Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” - Revisiting the original shooting locations
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
Theatrical Trailer
REGARDING THE LACK OF INCLUSION OF THE UNMAKSING THE TERROR would have required additional music and clip licensing that would have gone over budget
REGARDING THE DISCUSSION PANEL FOR 4/5 - not included. Could be budgetary reasons.
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 7 -- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
Halloween 5: On The Set
Halloween 5: Original Promo
Theatrical Trailer
REGARDING THE DISCUSSION PANEL FOR 4/5 - not included. Could be budgetary reasons.

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 8 -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

Bonus Features:
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots
Still Gallery

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

Bonus Features:
NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative
NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris
NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman
NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy
NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look At Michael Myers’ Murders And Mayhem With Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers With Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview With Composer Alan Howarth
NEW Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Behind-The-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
Alternate And Deleted Scenes (Not Present In Either Cut Of The Film)
Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers
YOU CAN ONLY GET THE PRODUCER'S CUT HERE FOR NOW. Maybe this will change in the future if Anchor Bay or Scream Factory decide on individual releases, but this is a nice selling point. 
Tech Specs:

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 10 -- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Bonus Features:
Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark
NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada
Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Theatrical Trailer
REGARDING THE LACK OF INCLUSION OF THE MUSIC VIDEO would have required additional music and clip licensing that would have gone over budget
DOES NOT CONTAIN DELETED SCENES. Could be due to budgetary restrictions. 
MAY BE THE STUDIO CANAL RELEASE OUT OF EUROPE since it does not appear to be a new transfer (this could be speculation). Echo Bridges 2.0 and the Canadian release was interlaced. 
DOES NOT INCLUDE THE JOHN OTTMAN SCORE version however there will be mention of it and use of it in the extras. The release would require a new cut of the movie (per Scream Factory). This was not in the budget.
Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Disc 11 -- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti
Alternate Endings
Deleted Scenes
Featurette: “Head Cam”
Storyboard Analysis
Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen
Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis
Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Theatrical Trailer
Home Video TV Spots
MOST LIKELY NEW TRANSFER NOT ECHO BRIDGE (though I haven't seen this officially confirmed). The quality of the Echo Bridge release would not be coming of Scream Factory in one reliable sources words.

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

Bonus Features:
Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie
Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary
Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”
Re-Imagining Halloween
Meet The Cast
Casting Sessions
Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
Theatrical Trailer
WILL NOT INCLUDE THE THEATRICAL CUTS OF ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN. Could not secure the rights. They were not made available, and my understanding is that they theatrical versions would have required new scans that would have made this cost prohibitive. 

Tech Specs:
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

Bonus Features:
Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)

Tech Specs:
Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie
Deleted And Alternate Scenes
Audition Footage
Make-Up Test Footage
Blooper Reel
Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos
Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines
WILL NOT INCLUDE THE THEATRICAL CUTS OF ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN 2. Could not secure the rights. They were not made available, and my understanding is that they theatrical versions would have required new scans that would have made this cost prohibitive. 

Tech Specs:

1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
Subtitles: English

Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN – The Extended Version (In HD - TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of HALLOWEEN

· Featurette: The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4: FINAL CUT
NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn
Featurette: Inside HALLOWEEN 5
NEW The Making Of HALLOWEEN 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
CONTAINS NEW MAKING OF FEATURETTE ON 4 AND 5 THAT INCLUDE DANIELLE HARRIS (This is most likely why we don't see a separate interview track on the Halloween 4 and 5 discs separately)

Tech Specs:

1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

A general note and commentary was that the features are "double dips" and that certain discs didn't include Spanish tracks or Spanish closed captioning. 

Concerning the double dips, my only comment is that it would be incredible difficult to imagine a set of discs that didn't include a fairly sizable double dip ratio. There's plenty of goodies previously unreleased (especially in the US). Also there was comment on the Anchor Bay page about securing a release there. It's not in the cards right now. Different rights holders and such. Could also be that Anchor Bay doesn't wish to pursue a UK product. Chief problem on the Scream Factory Facebook page is some inconsistency with expectations regarding extras and editions to be released. Anchor Bay side... mostly issued about Spanish tracks and subtitles. 

UPDATE:  There has been rumors concerning the footage that exists in Don May Jr's possession. Don May Jr. owns Synapse Films. It will not be included, but he is going to try to approach Malek Akkad to discuss potential use in a future release (perhaps a 4k edition which is inevitable for a movie of this caliber). While they don't know completely what they've got, they meniton the scene where Michael kills his sister sans clown mask overlay! The idea would be to see what the scene could have looked like and feel how effective it is with and without. That's just the tip of the iceberg. This should not discourage you from picking up this release. It simply means that Halloween fans will always have something to look forward to. Thanks to Don May Jr. for setting the record straight about what exists and the misinformation that has surrounded it's release and rights. To recap... footage does exist. It is awesome, and we could see it soon with an Akkad stamp of approval pending more discussion.
***Details from discussions based on commentary from Anchor Bay, Scream Factory and knowledgeable fans and readers who ask good question and make solid observations. Info subject to change and with a release of this size we may expect other type-o corrections. It's a mammoth release. Cut 'em some slack. Also, note that Scream Factory is not in the habit of putting out crap. They put out good products for fans because they are fans. 

REVIEW: GINGER SNAPS (Scream Factory Blu-ray) - After the Blood Comes... The Wolves

I remember vividly enjoying Ginger Snaps the first time I saw it on VHS. It should be known that I am a fan of werewolves though most recent werewolf movies incorporate simply too much CGF (computer generated fur) for me to possibly enjoy. I've tried to enjoy The Wolfman and the recent Howling incarnation have almost completely turned me off modern wolf flicks. It's a shame because Ginger Snaps was created just fourteen years ago and has superior creature effects filled with rich gore and a rather original creature design that is both scary and fun to behold without straying too far from the traditional conception of the wolf. This may be the last full-on wolf movie that I could really get into before the computers completely took over. That's one great reason to like Ginger Snaps I suppose and a reason to be perfectly eager to see its new life on Blu-ray. Of course Katharine Isabelle instantly became a star crush of mine at age twenty. Something about a werewolf in heat that makes you say, "eh, I don't mind if she infects me with some strain of lycanthropy" at least I'd howl at the moon happy. 

Note: I'm very excited to see her in See No Evil 2 from the Soska Sisters.  

Synopsis from Scream Factory:

Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-sixteen-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy vs. Jason, See No Evil 2) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature.

Ginger’s horrible wounds miraculously heal over, but something is not quite right about her. Ginger is irritable and in denial. But to Brigitte, it is obvious that a terrifying force has taken hold of her sister. She’s convinced that the insatiable craving her sister is experiencing can mean only one thing – Ginger is becoming something unspeakably evil and monstrous.

Ginger Snaps is a rich, colorful production and carries very well onto Blu-ray. It's also a modern film from 2000 and as such looks damn good in HD. No complaints about DNR or other technical issues. Note: 1.78:1 AR with DTS Master Audio 5.1 sound. The original artwork is on the reverse of this Collector's Edition, however the newly commissioned artwork is a clear enhancement offering some of the vivid colors from the film itself preparing the viewer for something exciting rather than the moderately drab original cover design. It's important to note that both a DVD and Blu-ray are included .

The movie itself holds up to fourteen years of wolf pictures especially given many lackluster entries into that particular genre. To be fair I am biased toward wolfman pictures and movies like The Howling and American Werewolf in Long in addition to the Hammer and Universal pictures of old. Ginger Snaps takes all of those a step further and conveys, both literally and actually the transformation of girl into woman and woman into wolf. Gingers Snaps excels at showing the relationship between Body Horror and the werewolf genre which should seem obvious but doesn't seem to enter into the discussion. Typically when we discuss werewolves we think of curses and the supernatural rather than physical transformation; the things of Cronenberg and Henenlotter. 

Performances by all involved are excellent especially Emily Perkins and counterbalance Katharine Isabelle. They play sisters, feel like sisters and also convey the family politic that takes over whether it be in the new discovery of relationships, menstrual cycle initiation or werewolf transformation. This movie is filled from credit to credit with beautiful, luscious, outstanding and entertaining gore. It's bathed in blood. Still, this is the blood of a Horror picture, before the genre felt the need to become ultra realistic. You can read that as before Horror movies stopped entertaining and started going for the spookhouse, jump factor. 

Bonus features:
  • NEW interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, Producer Steve Hoban, Make-up Effects artist Paul Jones, Composer Mike Shields and Editor Brett Sullivan
  • NEW Women in Horror panel discussing GINGER SNAPS
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Fawcett
  • Audio Commentary with Writer Karen Walton
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by John Fawcett and Karen Walton
  • The Making of GINGER SNAPS - Vintage Featurette
  • Creation of the Beast - Vintage Featurette
  • Being John Fawcett- Vintage Featurette
  • Cast Auditions and Rehearsals
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Production Design Artwork
  • Photo Gallery 
Ginger Snaps is a wolf of a different color and even more so under the package put out by Scream Factory that is laced with a hefty supplemental package filled with interviews and effects featurettes that makes this an instant fan disc. I hope that younger generations pick this up because its message is still strong and valuable and the movie holds up even in the face of computerized monsters. The violin based score is haunting and sets the perfect mood for becoming a woman... or a wolf.

Order your copy from Scream Factory now. Available July 22nd. 

REVIEW: Southern Comfort (Shout Factory! Blu-ray) - The Shout that Should Be the Scream

There are titles that belong on the Shout label, and then there are certain titles that belong on the Scream Factory label, subdivision of Shout dedicated to Horror, Scif-Fi and dark cinema. To my surprise Southern Comfort is a release on the Shout label which doesn't wholly make sense to me. He we have a revenge flick. A down and dirty, southern mess of a revenge flick complete. Southern Comfort brings the backwoods home and fills it up with all the nasty things you don't want to see done to those closest to you. Sure it's a war flick too I suppose, involving a bunch of reservists in a train exercise getting caught in a precarious situation after stealing some locales' boats in the bayou, but the tone of the movie is not unlike your typical Hillbilly Horror movie. Needless to say, as a fan of the backwoods brand of honest to goodness, revenge by whatever means necessary, I loved Southern Comfort.

Synopsis from Shout!:

Nine National Guardsmen enter the Louisiana swamp for routine training, but an error in judgment by one of the team incites an all-out war with some angry Cajuns who know the territory like the backs of their hands. Armed with a precious few bullets, and confused by the dimly lit, moss-covered maze into which they've stumbled, the guardsmen know they'll be picked off one by one, until they come up with a solution using the only resources they have left...their wits.

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What stands out about this release is the quality of actors. It's the kind of cast that makes you take notice and is the difference from a shark picture and Jaws. To say that Southern Comfort is the Jaws of the Hillbilly genre might be a bit of stretch, but it's not far off. Keith Carradine, Powers Booth, Fred Ward, TK Carter... these are awesome names in cinema. Fred Ward alone garners a horror history that is masterful. I recently had the chance to enjoy him in Remo Williams too. Beyond that my annual Tremors viewing is good enough to give him some kind of royal title in the world of Horror and Dark Fantasy. TK Carter is a special case for me. Sure he was in The Thing, but he was also in Dr. Detroit! Once you bring together a group like this all you need is a solid plot and some dialogue to fill in the rich, heartfelt performances in between the credits.

If Southern Comfort is lacking from anything it isn't suspense or tension. It is however a bit obvious and some of the dialogue or twists feel forced, but either way, the movie gets you to the point. It makes you scared to head into the south, the Bayou, Cajun country.

The movie is beautifully shot and the Shout transfer is brilliant. The disc contains interviews with Powers Boothe and Keith Carradine, Lewis Smith and director Walter Hill. 

Note: 1080p HD 1.78:1, DTS-HD Audio Mono. It's a combo disc that also comes with a DVD though this review focuses on the Blu-ray.

Now I know that Shout! isn't marketing this movie as a horror film, and it's on the cusp at best, but it's dark enough to mandate the inclusion in any horror fans library. It also has crossover potential with popular cinema as well as army film fanatics. It makes me want to watch Turkey Shoot badly and any movie that can do that has a special, dark vibe that almost makes you feel dirty while rooting for the "good guy" soldiers just the same as the viewer understanding the position of the "bad guy" Cajuns.

Order your copy of Southern Comfort through Shout's website.

REVIEW: Last Action Hero (Mill Creek Blu-ray)

I grew up on Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, and loved them all... until Last Action Hero. I was 13 years old in 1993 when it came out and was probably still high on Terminator 2 by the time the initial premise was drilled into my head by the media machine trying to look for an original angle on the action movie genre. It didn't take. I was too far gone. Horror movies took their toll. I couldn't get into the kitch humor of Last Action Hero even though most of the movies I enjoyed were self-referential, punny and made with the best (or worst) humor possible. I let Last Action Hero wash over me and refused to watch it for quite some time.

When I finally did watch it, it was in parts. Fragments on the movie in passing and aside from a few scenes it couldn't hope to keep my interest. 


Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) knows the first three Jack Slater movies by heart and the fourth one is just about to be released. With the aid of a magical ticket, Danny gets to know the latest movie really well, literally speaking. While watching the opening action sequence during an advance screening, Danny is transported right into the movie! While on the other side of the silver screen, Danny becomes the sidekick of Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the toughest cop on the police force. Complications arise while Jack and Danny are working on the case, when one of the bad guys gets ahold of Danny’s magic ticket and escapes out of the movie into the real world. Now Danny and his hero Jack Slater must chase the arch villain in the real world, a world where evil guys can actually win!

That brings us to my most recent sitdown with Last Action Hero courtesy of Mill Creek. The disc itself is fine overall though there are moments of digital correction that seem to show smearing. Some of the darker scenes simply look grainy which I suppose is to be expected, but I happen to notice it more on this particular disc than on movies that are twice its age and half its budget. Note: 2.40:1 AR. 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. The casual fan will be very happy and the quality picky viewer may find fault with the disc. There are no extras which is a let down for a movie that is considered to be so popular though that doesn't see to be a change from the older Blu-ray release of this movie. The cover preserves the original poster and cover art for this release which is much preferable to the previous Blu-ray incarnation.

Now back to the movie... I sat through the whole thing. Laughed at some jokes that have become more common place over the years and for the most part I enjoyed the movie. I think that I've allowed myself to become more comfortable with pure action movies in recent years or rather reconnected with these movies. For too long I forced myself into a niche that prevented me from enjoying anything outside of the good, entertaining horror or even worse, art pictures with foreign film chasers. It's easy to pigeon hole yourself. The effects are pure 80's/early 90's and Arnold is Arnold. Hell, even the head of the Lanaster clan is in this one with a removable eyeball.

At the end of the day, this move was made in the midst of a period where Arnold focused more on comedy and action comedies or comedies that spoofed action films. It's not the best in those particular genres but it is effective and gives you that jolt of big muscle/big gun movies from the period. The soundtrack is golden with Megadeth and AC/DC songs that were peppered throughout my teen years.

You can order Last Action Hero starting July 22nd from Amazon.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

REVIEW: Blue Ruin (Anchor Bay Blu-ray) - Family First

Blue Ruin is a powerhouse flick that will hold you firm to your seat as if you just ate a pile of fish tacos in the middle of the desert during a ten day long power outage in middle of a heatwave. I have thought about it often since my first watch and am glad to report that it is available on Blu-ray July 22nd. That means if you haven't seen it you absolutely must enjoy the supreme tension, the evolution of character and of thickening plot and the feeling of dread that only a guy down on his luck can feel when he's about to lose his only feeling of hope in the world. This isn't a feel good movie. This isn't the fun filled bloodbath that you might expect if you enjoyed Jeremy Saulnier's Murder Party (which I loved thanks to Shawn Savage's recommendation). You have to prepare yourself to feel pretty shitty at times and in the end, I can't say you'll feel warm and fuzzy.

Synopsis from Anchor Bay:

BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story, following a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home, determined to carry out an act of vengeance. His inexperience as an assassin lands him in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family

Macon Blair steals the show with an exquisite performance the creates emotional turmoil and complexity. Now Blair was also in Murder Party which is a completely different movie and I have got to say that Macon is versatile. He can play it all, and he will make you believe it. He breaks your heart just after he wins it and let's you understand that even the best of possible fated outcomes can be your worst nightmare. I am a fan of Blair. Remember Jeremy Gardner's performance in The Battery? I would compare Blair's performance to that in terms of complexity. We'll be seeing that movie hit Blu-ray soon from Scream Factory, and you'll be able to judge for yourself.

This is a violent flick with some great kills and great suspense. Like I said in my opening, you won't want to leave your seat. You may also consider a tissue box and a bucket to throw up in while you wait out the results of a unique hunt and battle for family, self respect and for a strange kind of justice.

Extras including a commentary track with Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair as well as deleted scenes and a making of special. This is a nice package for a soon to be fan favorite release. 

This is not a horror film. Blue Ruin is a great piece of suspense cinema that has gutwrenching implications. Get ready for amateur revenge on a professional scale.

You can order Blue Ruin now from Amazon. Available July 22nd.

REVIEW: Hunting the Legend (Image DVD) - The Thing in the Woods That You Cannot See Kill You

I had high hopes for this picture after the first five minutes. It actually intrigued me. Hey let's go on the standard issue hunt for Big Foot in the middle of the woods based on a traumatic event that may or may not have been caused by a giant hairy dude that may or may not exist. You know this type of found footage movie is very popular, and this particular one reminded me of The Frankenstein Theory which I actually enjoyed quite a bit but there is one huge problem; this thing just go on for ever without much more than a Blair Witch "josh hunt" followed by some extremely belligerent crying. 

Synopsis from Image:

Five years ago, a deer hunter vanished in the Alabama woods, leaving behind only a rifle, bloodstains and an enormous footprint from a species unknown to science. Now, the hunter’s son Chris, his two best friends and a documentary film crew set out to learn the truth… and seek vengeance. Their search leads them deep into rugged terrain rumored to hide the huge, man-like beast known as Sasquatch. As they close in on their prey, they learn the horrifying consequences of Hunting the Legend.

Sasquatch fans may actually end up enjoying this picture. There's plenty of lore and "ghost hunter" style tactics that a loyal fanbase may find exciting. While the end may leave me laughing rather than commiserating with our lead I urge you to see it through even when the lead gets the Kleenex out because there's a nice twist at the end that actually nearly saves the movie. Nearly.

Expect standard issue found footage and put big foot in the "most wanted" roll.

You can pick up Hunting the Legend on DVD from Amazon. Available July 22nd. 

The Human Race (Macabre/Xlrator DVD) - An All Too Human Race

Gaming horror has been rather good as of late with 13 Sins and Cheap Thrills (let's slide that one into horror because it's so damn good).  The Human Race from Xlrator under their Macabre subdivision involves a race to the death that promise violence and a fast pace. The name maybe a nice play on words but overall this one falls flat. What we get from The Human Race is a somewhat slow, uninspired work that tries to play on the successful gaming horror films of the past couple years.It brings one thing to the table. Gore and violence, but without a story to back it up, the movie is a hard watch. 

Here's the synopsis from Xlrator:

Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple; follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?

Xlrator usually puts out a good product and don't pretend that this is a horrible flick. It certainly has moments that are entertaining, but maybe it's the promise of the extreme that let's me down. Even the cover that shows a one legged man fighting for his life is more exciting than most of the action in this picture. 

I suppose that The Human Race is some old man in suburbia's fantasy... step on the grass and you die! Of course if you get lapped twice you die, so it's also that same old man's worst nightmare.

You can check it out for yourself available July 22nd on Amazon.


First off Maestro Mania results... The winners are official. We have crowned a J and B Scotch Champion for Maestro Mania Are you curious who it might be? The battle was between Fabio Frizzi and Ennio Morricone, two of the premiere composers in Italian Horror and both equally worthy to win the day. In a runner up battle we featured the late great Riz Ortolani battling Marcello Giombini. 

The fight for the third place position between Ortolani and Giombini is a match no one could have predicted. Ortolani has extensive reach and repertoire while Giombini relies on a few massively popular hits to carry him through. Giombini was nearly in the championship bought but was knocked out by one vote only! The end result will not shock you in that Riz Ortolani has won the day. He handily defeated Giombini with an overwhelming majority of votes. His Cannibal Holocaust suite is considered by many to be one of the greatest Italian Horror compositions ever recorded or to back a movie with its ironic, sweet tone carefully placed in juxtaposition to the all out brutality of Holocaust.

Frizzi's Zombie score is a classic, iconic piece of Italian composed music while Morricone's The Thing score is haunting, memorable and shows Morricone's reach around the globe (even if the score has a slight air of controversy surrounding it).  The final bout was once hypothesized to only exist between Ennio and Goblin. Ennio vs. Frizzi was a hard fought battle but was decisively won by FABIO FRIZZI! This is considered a minor upset given the extensive catalog and reach of Morricone, however an overwhelming number of you voted for Frizzi. It is a well deserved title. Frizzi's music overall is tremendous having scored some of the greatest movies in Italian Horror history including The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and the winner today, Zombie.



Thank you to all who voted in this tournament of champions. Participation was fantastic throughout the entirety of Maestro Mania. Given the success of this event we will most likely do another competition next year... stay tuned in the months leading up to July when we reveal the next tournament of champions. It will be a battle to be voted on and a battle that will earn you entry into a giveaway. 

Now on to Italian Horror Week...

This has been our most successful Italian Horror Week ever. During this week we often see readership spike to amazing levels. We over doubled our normal readership. We had an unprecedented giveaway turn out and we will definitely be doing something similar next year (I already have ideas about how we're going to get your ghost). The winners have been notified on all giveaways save for the Little Punk People giveaway that I strongly encourage you to enter. Plenty of time (expires tomorrow). You can check your email or Facebook messages to see if you were in fact a winner. Thank you especially to Thomas Bryce of Shit Movie Fest for sponsoring the Goblin Vinyl giveaway. Ahhhh Art! also contributed the Suspiria poster for giveaway and we thank you for their continuing support. We thank Synapse Films for their contribution to the week with their fantastic co-sponsored giveaway of Demons and Demons 2. You can still pick them up but they're going fast.  Thanks to Rotten Cotton and Grindhouse Releasing for putting out some killer Cannibal Holocaust products. We enjoyed giving them away this week, and the response was intense.

The response to the Giallo Playset assures a similar giveaway next year though the details will have to be worked out. This item will be on its way to Germany next week. I don't think I ever thought it would make it that far, but Doc Terror knows no bounds. 

This week saw some new writers hitting our pages with the Horror Sci-Fi and More team Bucky an Mozz creating massive tributes and reviews to some fantastic pieces of Italian Horror. Thank you both for your extended contribution to the cause. Great thanks to Morgue Asylum, Beyond HD, Profondo Rosso and other Facebook contributors who shared with great fervor our love for Italian Horror by doing viewings, sharing images and creating beautiful homages to some of the greatest and the goriest. Beyond HD's Italian Horror trading cards were very successful.

Thank you to Jeff Konopka and Jesse Bartel for contributing to Italian Horror Week via Dead Air Podcast. Our discussion of The Beyond, Videogram and other features was tremendously fun. Also thanks to Shawn Savage of the Liberal Dead and Dead Air crew for letting us be a part of this cherry popping experience as respects the movie Pieces. That's like Italian Horror Porn right there.

And on the subject of Videogram... I wish to thank Magnus Sellergren, the man beyond the monster synth, for creating such a fitting tribute to the movies we love, for sharing it with our readers and for creating something so special for IHW. Though we know you are a talented man, we are in awe of your creation as we hope the rest of the world will be soon. We hope to see a physical release soon and will share and support that release. Thank you for supporting IHW with every ounce of your being. 

I love the "battle" of view points from Chuck Francesco and Thomas Kingsmill regarding Cemetery Man. We also thank Chuck for making available the Italian Splatterfest tickets and for being a great friend. Full recap of the Splattefest will come in early September. Get your tickets now! I also love that we were able to provide a opposing opinions about Argento's films from Eric Polk and the comments that followed as well as those spurned by the review of The Argento Syndrome from David Botelho. Eric Polk also dedicated an entire Dollar Bin Horror Radio podcast to our week. Thank and thanks for playing the bumper/advert we created. Freddie Young added to the discussion of Argento's work with his detailed look at Tenebre/Tenebrae. His work is perfectly organized and great for creating fans. Also thanks to Ryne Barber for contributing his first experience with Suspiria. These are my favorite pieces every year; your first time with Italian Horror. That was my first contribution to an Italian Horror Week. A great story!

Thanks to Spanish Fear and Elena Anele for her contribution to Italian Horror Week concerning the Argento Torino tour and the Horror Rises from Spain podcast. This is the first time I've spoken to anyone from Spain or internationally for that matter and it was a great treat. Elena is doing great work with Spanish Fear. She is helping to promote the best horror from Europe and beyond. Please support her noble causes and listen in. Her casts are super fun.

Also thanks to Exorcast for allowing me to come on and join your Italian Horror Week discussions. We talked about Tulpa, Perfume of the Woman in Black and Shock among other beautiful debauches. Your podcast is a favorite of mine and your friendship has been amazing. I can't wait to do another appearance or perhaps a crossover Dead Air/Exorcast double feature!

Seth Poulin excited people with his Lamberto Bava piece this week stirring up a massive fan response from praise to critical analysis. I adore this discussion. This is what the week is all about. Also thanks to Eric Martin for discussing two important cannibal features, Cannibal Holocaust and Jungle Holocaust. We will tip our glasses of suds to you my friend. Drink em if you got em!

Thanks to David Zuzelo and Dan Taylor of Tomb It May Concern and Exploitation Restrospect respectively. I love that we have the two binerdual horror dad's contributing. Putting them together on the same day is not accident. Their works is impeccable and publications demand attention. I sincerely love reading their work and heed their advice. You should too. 

Much thanks to Christine Hadden for her Wordless Wednesday contribution. We should continue this next year. Everyone enjoyed the images you chose and it inspired exploration of Don't Torture a Duckling, an important Lucio Fulci film that seems to get less notice than say... Zombie. Your work on Fascination With Fear is always enjoyed and appreciated. 

Master Gio's Beyond the Darkness review and discussion seemed to spur some exceptionally positive emotional responses. We hope that there are new fans of this movie going forward. Make sure to get it out and its ever so powerful Goblin score. Thank you for this enlightening piece. Speaking of soundtracks, thank you to Critical Outcast's Chris Beaumont for his awesome share about Italian Horror scores. This tied into Maestro Mania well and provided a great avenue for folks to get into new music. 

Dakota Madrox Drobnicki shared a marvelous interview with the underappreciated Al Festa. I urge you to seek out this article and Festa's movies as well as his musical compositions. Become a fan. There is a great wealth of horror here. Drobnicki himself is a resource like no other from his beautiful design work to his impeccable knowledge of Italian Horror obscure and popular. He has always been a fantastic friend. Also thank to Chris Beaumont who shared his press book of a Deodato classic. I have never seen an item like this and am jealous to the gills. 

Jon Wamsley's look into scenic Metool from Zombie was a real treat. Thank you for sharing your work with us. We send Metool greetings right back. The boat... can leave now. 

Elizabeth Katheryn Gray, thanks for taking another look at Deep Red and sharing your love of Goblin with us. Seeing Goblin was one of the most important experience of my life. It was great to read your experience with the passion you convey. We'll see you soon for the HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE MARATHON MADNESS This October!

The Son of Celluloid's art project created some amazing buzz. This surely must become a regular feature of Italian Horror Week. Perhaps we should tie this into a contest next year? 

Our 8 Bits from Hell, Lucio Fulci Feature created some amazing traffic. We appreciate everyone who shared the YouTube link and the detailed description on DOCTERROR.COM. The Hacktivision team thanks you kindly and we hope to be back producing something insanely unattainable for the next Italian Horror Week in 2015. Much thanks to FearNet and Dread Central for getting the word out. Your support and continued enthusiasm for this project humbles us greatly. Special thanks to Sean and Frank for creating works of outstanding art which has given happiness to literally thousands of people.

Most of all... I want to thank the Italian Horror Independent filmmakers mentioned through the week and those not mentioned. You are creating the next generation of horror classics right now! Keep up the great work. We will always feature your work during Italian Horror Week and next year we have some fantastic articles and reviews already planned. Quite a few productions were not complete at the time of writing or just beginning. Like agriculture, that means next year we will have a fertile crop from which to share. We will continue to share your updates throughout the year. 

Below is a complete list of articles posted during Italian Horror Week. Tune in next July for guest contributors, articles, giveaways and strange creative projects that will make your Edwige go Fenech! Thank you for sharing this experience with us. 


ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Cemetery Man: Why It Matters

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK - The Argento Syndrome Review


ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Not Quite Cinecittà – Popping My Pieces Cherry

IHW: Possession is 9/10th's THE HORROR - THE CHURCH

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Go Beyond the Beyond to Lucio Fulci's DEVIL'S HONEY

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Hyperactive Splatter and The Rocking, Shocking New Wave of Italian Horror Cinema

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: FUTURE SPLATTER - The Rise of the Italian Independent Horror Filmmakers PART III

IHW: MAESTRO MANIA - The Tournament of Great Italian Horror Composers ROUND 4 VOTING OPEN NOW! FINAL ROUND!

IHW: SCREAMERS - Before the Queen, There Was Only an Island and Walking Fish

IHW: Possession is 9/10th's THE HORROR - The Antichrist

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: A Hollow IconITALIAN HORROR WEEK: How to Sell a Jungle Holocaust to the Americans


ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: My First Italian Horror - The Barbs of Suspiria

IHW: Possession is 9/10th's THE HORROR - BEYOND THE DOOR III aka Amok Train

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Looking for a Love that Is “Beyond the Darkness”

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Regina dei Cannibali End Titles Video Drops from VIDEOGRAM!IHW: Movies to Watch While Your Leg is Falling Off But You've Got Painkillers Part III - PIECES on the Edge of the Park


IHW: MAESTRO MANIA - The Tournament of Great Italian Horror Composers ROUND 2 RESULTS AND ROUND 3 BEGINS!

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Wordless Wednesday Italian Style

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: An Interview with Al Festa

IHW - Mad in Italy - (The Rise of the Italian Independent Horror Filmmakers Supplemental)

IHW: Possession is 9/10th's THE HORROR - BEYOND THE DOOR

IHW: Rosalba Neri - Not Your Average Devil's Wedding Night

IHW: Dellamorte, Della-BORED - Deconstructing a Distaste for Cemetery Man


IHW: 8 BITS FROM HELL PART III - Fulci’s GOREway to Hell!!!

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: FUTURE SPLATTER - The Rise of the Italian Independent Horror Filmmakers PART II

IHW: Movies to Watch While Your Leg is Falling Off But You've Got Painkillers Part II - DEMONS AND BURIAL GROUND

IHW: Possession is 9/10th's THE HORROR - DEMONIA

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: …By Any Other Name: The Giallo Art Project

IHW: MAESTRO MANIA - The Tournament of Great Italian Horror Composers ROUND 1 RESULTS AND ROUND 2 BEGINS!

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: All-Night Italian Splatterfest III - Ticket Giveaway and Details!

IHW: HANGING SHADOWS- Perspectives on Italian Horror Cinema (The Rise of the Italian Independent Horror Filmmakers Supplemental)


IHW: Bloody Ears, Grateful Heart - Music of Italian Horror Cinema

IHW: EXORCISING DEMONS - Five Lamberto Bava Movies to Watch Besides Demons

IHW: THE GIALLO PLAYSET GIVEAWAY - What's in the Goddamn Box?

IHW: Movies to Watch While Your Leg is Falling Off But You've Got Painkillers Part I


IHW: MAESTRO MANIA - The Tournament of Great Italian Horror Composers Begins!

VIDEOGRAM - The New Sound of Synthetic Horror Madness is HERE!