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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BEST HORROR MOVIE BY THE YEAR


Here's a fun little exercise. I love tasks. Draw-loween. Best and Worst of lists. Top 5's. I want to make sure I put plenty of those up in our new exploration in to Doc Terror's crazy brain bits. Today I stumbled across The Horrorcast posting their favorite Horror flick by year. I like The Horrorcast's outright love for the genre. I do not know them/him. I simply know that there's a great opportunity to keep this going. Tasks and challenges. Send me your task or challenge.

Below you will find my favorite Horror (cult, Sci-Fi, exploitation etc) movie by year. I have the dates set up in a column from 1900-2017. We'll see how far back I go. 2017 will be a guess and may include a few flicks (or none... thinking about it still).

2017 – I'm so excited for the new Halloween movie I could shit, but I don't think that's coming this year. I want to see Get Out. I will. I hope sooner rather than later. Annabelle 2 will be fun and yes I liked Annabelle. Also let's see if we get a new Saw. Insidious 4 will be wonderful (if it hits this year). I also have to make sure to check on Skull Island (the end sequence alone is supposed to pump up your monster juices like a Kaiju milkshake ready to chug). Let's see how 2017 evolves. I'm so openminded this year it hurts.
2016 – The Conjuring 2
2015 – Stung
2014 –  Starry Eyes (The Babadook chaser)
2013 – Evil Dead (close follow up The Conjuring)
2012 – The Lords of Salem (and boy did I love Silent Night)
2011 – You're Next
2010 – Piranha 3-D (Insidious as a backup)
2009 – REC 2
2008 – Henceforth to be known as the impossible year. Every damn movie that came out this year was tremendous. I don't even know how to narrow it. You'll get a top 5 list for 2008 and you'll fucking like it (breakin' all the rules a la Ozzy and the Ultimate Sin album)
1. Let the Right One In
2. Cloverfield
3. Martyrs
4. Gutterballs
5.Pontypool
and I want to include the ringtone from One Missed Call. That move was NOT great, but that ringtone is still a favorite of mine. I had it as my ringtone when I had this blue sliding phone. I love the construction of that phone.


2007 – Grindhouse
2006 – Slither
2005 – Hostel
2004 – Shaun of the Dead
2003 – House of the 1000 Corpses
2002 – Cabin Fever
2001 - Jeepers Creepers (I think this year was actually pretty sour for Horror. Not a great selection at all). I did catch The Others in the theater and enjoyed the atmosphere.
2000 – American Psycho
1999 – The Blair Witch Project
1998 – Halloween H20
1997 – Wishmaster (got to see this at the Chester theater in NJ. What a dive)
1996 – The Frighteners
1995 – Demon Knight
1994 – In the Mouth of Madness (Do you know how hard that selection was? Brainscan! Cemetery Man!... that was a hard pick even if it is one of my top 5 favorite Carpenter flicks)
1993 – Needful Things (and I don't give a fuck about the longer version because this movie actually scares me big time)
1992 – Dead Alive .. and yes that's what I call it.
1991 - People Under the Stairs
1990 – Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (CREEPSHOW 3, MOTHERFUCKER... DO YOU SPEAK IT!?)
1989 – Pet Semetary, but damn does that movie wrench my guts.
1988 – Waxwork
1987 – Nightmare on Elm Street 3. I almost did another top 5, but I this year needs to be definite. '87 crushed it. Google "1987 List Horror Movies" and enjoy your the legendary suffering, the ride, lady, the hand you're missing and Stephen King ruling.
1986 – Maximum Overdrive (another year that will blow your pee pee to full erection and then tying it to a goddamn automobile so you can suffer as you figure out how you were forced to chose between Night of the Creeps and Critters and From Beyond and The Fly and Friday the 13th part 6 and... suffer.
1985 – Return of the Living Dead (at this point we are just going to stop mentioning all the other great movies released in a year... too painful).
1984 – Friday the 13th part 4: The Final Chapter
1983 – Deadly Spawn
1982 – Creepshow
1981- Halloween II
1980 – Cannibal Holocaust
1979 – Tourist Trap
1978 – Dawn of the Dead
1977 – Kingdom of the Spiders
1976 – Burnt Offerings
1975 – The Devil's Rain (but I'll be damned if I'm leaving off Race with the Devil as a boilmaker)
1974 – Black Christmas
1973 – The Legend of Hell House
1972 – Tales from the Crypt
1971 - Abominable Dr. Phibes
1970 – Equinox
1969 – Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
1968 – Night of the Living Dead... which is totally fare and true, but I am going to give an alternate selection here given what NOTLD is. The Devil's Rides Out has a brilliant score, atmospheric. creepy. great cast. occult Horror goodness with plenty of bright color to make you feel like a black light poster is trying to destroy you.
1967 – Quatermass and the Pit aka Five Million Years to Earth
1966 – Dracula Prince of Darkness
1965 – Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (figures)
1964 – Blood and Black Lace
1963 – The Haunting AND Blood Feast(and damn you Black Sabbath for being released in the same damn year)
1962 – Carnival of Souls
1961 - Hercules in the Haunted World. - Exhumed Films strikes again
1960 – Black Sunday (even more than Psycho, Horror Hotel and Peeping Tom)
1959 – House on Haunted Hill
1958 – The Blob
1957 – Night of the Demon
1956 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1955 – Tarantula
1954 – Godzilla. If that's too obvious as a monster classic go with Creature from the Black Lagoon while riding one of the ants from the movie THEM!
1953 – House of Wax
1952 – Bela Lugosi Meets the Brooklyn Gorilla (and no I don't like this movie, but it's the one I would say that I like the most from 1952 since I haven't seen dick from that year).
1951 – The Thing from Another World
1950 – Did any Horror movies come out in 1950? Did I see it? I cannot find a goddamn thing.
1949 – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
1948 – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
1947 – Nada. I have not seen any of these.
1946 – Bedlam
1945 – Dead of Night with closer chaser The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was this Dorian Gray picture that actually inpsired one of my first written songs. Was it good? We played it in a band Eighth Bowl, our Marilyn Manson cover band. I really dug it. I may take the song back and re-deliver it for a Vaudeville Vamps album. Dead of Night (the real focus here), is a tremendous portamanteau to be adored.
1944 – The Uninvited
1943 – I Walked with a Zombie. I actually really want to re-explore The Leopard Man.
1942 – The Mummy's Tomb
1941 - The Wolfman
1940 – The Mummy's Hand
1939 – The Human Monster. I can remember that my doctor in high school told me to see this. He urged me to find the VHS tape. He described the tape cover vividly. I found it. I watched it. It was good. I have the tape now (not that version), and it's overdue for a watch. Apparently this same doctor loved to do kick backs for painkillers. He was the coolest doctor by psychedelics would have been cooler.
1938 –  Nada
1937 – Nada
1936 – The Invisible Ray
1935 – Bride of Frankenstein
1934 – The Black Cat
1933 – The Invisible Man
1932 – The Mummy
1931 - Frankenstein. It beats out Drac for me which wasn't always the case. I used to be a Bela Lugosi obsessed, black nail polisher. I loved Bauhaus. That's why I think I loved Bela and that's why would go out of my way to cheer him, love his movies even though Karloff was a better actor overall and I still love to play the super easy riff from Bela Lugosi's Dead. I miss my arm fishnets and Bauhaus/Bela tee.
1930 – Dracula
1929 – Nada
1928 – The Man Who Laughs
1927 – Metropolis
1926 – nada
1925 – The Phantom of the Opera
1924 – Waxworks
1923 – Hunchback of Notre Dame
1922 – Haxan... and yes I sincerely mean over Nosferatu which sounds so crazy to me.
1921 - Nada but I have Phantom Carriage to enjoy and there are quite a few movies of note:
1920 – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
1919 – nada
1918 – nada
1917 – nada
1916 – nada
1915 – Der Golem
1914 – nada
1913 – nada
1912 – nada
1911 - nada
1910 – Frankenstein (the Edison!)
1909 – nada
1908 – nada
1907 – nada
1906 – nada
1905 –nada
1904 – nada
1903 – nada
1902 – nada
1901- nada
1900 -nada

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

THE BEASTER BUNNY Has a 50 Foot Basket for You, VOD April 3rd.

FROM SECOND SIGHT:

THIS EASTER YOU HAVEN'T GOT A HOP IN HELL

Put all your Easter eggs in your basket and run for your lives as THE BEASTER BUNNY storms on DVD, on=demand and to download on April 3, 2017.

A 50-foot-man-eating Easter bunny is on the loose and the townsfolk don't stand a hop in hell. As the bloodthirsty, floppy-eared killer leaves a trail of dismembered corpses, the town's only chance of survival rests with a wannabe actress and a crazy dog-catcher. God help them!

The cotton tails are turned in this rampaging rabbit Horror.


TERROR NOTES:I think it is completely unfair to judge me based on the sole criteria that I may think Easter related Horror is too damn cool. Giant. Bunny. Or just a killer rabbit. Or whatever it is that's going to make messy some pious folks. This is a great opportunity to see a giant rubber monster suit or horrible CG. I hate horrible CG, but a horrible bunny... looks... well... consistently laughable. And that's just one "subgenre" of Easter Horror. I suppose all holidays have several subgenres, but when you put the bunny in the bloodbath, you're going to have fun. I think I'm all about supporting The Beaster Bunny. We'll make sure to watch an unhealthy does of filthy rotter marshmallow Horror. 

The Holly Kane Experiment delves into Digital HD April 25th

Seductive, Psychological Thriller The Holly Kane Experiment Follows an Obsessive Psychologist Who May be Losing Control of Her Own Mind.

Whose thoughts are you thinking?

An obsessive psychologist attempts to reprogram her subconscious mind, but when her actions become increasingly uncharacteristic she fears her experiment is dangerously out of control.

The Holly Kane Experiment delves into Digital HD April 25th on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft and Vudu.
 

The Holly Kane Experiment - Official Trailer
Official Selection – St. Louis International Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection – Anchorage International Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection – Wicked Film Festival, 2016
Nominated, Best Picture - Independent Days Film Fest, 2017


Acid Washed remix! Claristidge collaboration! (VIDEOGRAM INSIDE)


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Acid Washed remix!


Head on over to SoundCloud and check out Acid Washed's latest mix for Disco Suicide! The French duo, signed to Record Makers (Kavinsky etc.), offers up an hour's worth of dance-friendly material from a wide variety of artists such as Andrew WeatherallMoscoman, and Khidja, and even added In 2077 A.D. off my Gladiatori dell'Apocalisse EP! Check it out here.

This isn't the first time the duo has been kind to include Videogram sounds in their work. Last year they added Voorhees Stomp off my Camp Blood 10" EP on their radio show for Heartbeats. More on that here.


Claristidge collaboration!

While on the subject of Acid Washed I've got an exciting bit of news to share as me and Andrew Claristidge recently wrapped up our first collaborative effort!

As mentioned in my interview with That's Not Current, the original plan was to do a one-off thing, but things turned out so enjoyable and inspired that we've both agree we're gonna continue to do this with some regularity.

I'm not at liberty to share much more information on this project at this point, but head on over to Andrew's Instagram for a teeny-tiny work in progress teaser taste here.

Sharing these and other Videogram links on your social media pages is a super-easy way to help spreading the word - and it is much appreciated!

 
 

SCREAM FACTORY FILMS ACQUIRES SHULMAN'S NEW UNTITLED HORROR FEATURE


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KEVIN SHULMAN'S UNTITLED HORROR THRILLER FEATURE


Los Angeles, Calif., March 21, 2017 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has acquired worldwide rights to writer/director Kevin Shulman’s new feature film, Untitled Shulman Horror Project, starring Eoin Macken (Resident EvilThe Final Chapter, NBC’s The Night Shift), Kristina Klebe (DementiaProxyHalloween), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 CorpsesThe Devil’s Rejects), Faran Tahir (Iron ManStar TrekEscape Plan) and William Forsythe (The RockThe Bronx BullRaising Arizona).  The film is developed, produced and co-financed by Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman for Roxwell Films, and co-financed and executive produced by Shout! Factory for its horror genre entertainment imprint, Scream Factory Films. This announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders, Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos.

Kevin Shulman directs the film from a screenplay that he co-wrote with his brother, Nathaniel Shulman.  Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman are producing under their Roxwell Films banner.  Executive producers are Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Jordan Fields, Gus Krieger, Scott Adler and Gary Lawrence. Co-Executive Producer is Kristina Klebe. Untitled Shulman Horror Project is a production of Scream Factory Films, Roxwell Films and Axiom 8.

“Jeremy and Kevin brought us an utterly unique, edgy and terrifying script as well as an exciting cast. We’re eager to help them realize their twisted vision and share it with soon-to-need-therapy fans worldwide,” said Jordan Fields, Shout’s Vice President of Acquisitions and Film Development.

As Kevin Shulman puts it, "Visceral horror coupled with political commentary elevates the genre.  In this day and age, there is nothing scarier than terrorism and the news."

Principal photography for Untitled Shulman Horror Project has commenced on location in and around Los Angeles.  Shout! Factory is handling worldwide sales and distribution.

The deal was negotiated by Bruce Eisen of The Law Offices of Bruce David Eisen for Shout! Factory and Jeremy M. Rosen for Roxwell Films. 

TERROR NOTES: I don't know who Kevin Shulman is or at least I didn't before I just read his IMDB page, realized I didn't know about any of this movies and then hoped that this was a good move for one of my favorite distro companies. Kevin focused on many a short film. What would he do for a feature for my beloved Scream Factory? We will follow this and post what we find. If you have anything you'd like to share about Kevin Shulman's projects (recommendations etc) please do. New budding Horror filmmaker? You can bet I want him to succeed, so SUCCEED, MOTHERFUCKER!

Monday, March 20, 2017

"Tank 432" Available April 4th from Scream Factory


Official Selection – Fantasia International Film Festival

Tank 432

Available April 4th, 2017 from Scream Factory


“Visually stunning, frequently terrifying, viscerally disturbing and genuinely thought-provoking… Tank 432 really, truly marks the arrival of a genuine talent.” – UK Horror Scene

Available April 4th, 2017 from Scream Factory in conjunction with IFC Midnight comes Tank 432,  a mind-bending plunge into hallucinatory terror from executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise).

Under siege by a mysterious enemy in an apocalyptic, war-torn landscape, a band of mercenary soldiers, hooded hostages in tow, seek refuge inside an abandoned military tank. But their sanctuary soon reveals itself to be a steel-walled prison. As the group succumbs to claustrophobia, paranoia, and increasingly disturbing delusions, it becomes clear that the real threat may lie not outside, but within. The directorial debut from longtime Wheatley collaborator Nick Gillespie unfolds like a delirious, pulse-pounding puzzle.

TERROR NOTES: It's no secret that I support Scream Factory. I like their product. Good extras. Good transfers. When Scream decided to partner up for Blu distro with IFC Midnight, I knew that we could have consistent quality in terms of design and potential extra for independent releases that simply needed a wider chain of distribution. IFC Midnight has always provided a mixed bag though. I can safely say that half of the releases in terms of content are very strong. Tank 432 is directed by Ben Wheatley. Seen Kill List? Well then this has a fighting chance. Let's give it a whirl soon. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Slashening and Fear Town USA coming to Double Blu!




Troma Entertainment, Inc April 2017 New Release
Fear Town, USA & The Slashening (Double Feature)
Blu-ray
Label: Troma Entertainment, Inc

Prebook: 03/14/2017 Street: 04/11/2017
SRP: $24.98 UPC:790357090907 Cat: 909
Widescreen 1.78:1 Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo In English
Production years: 2014/2015 Horror Not Rated 174 Minutes Region 1
Director: Brandon Bassham
Cast: Fear Town, USA: Anna Callegari, Cody Lindquist, Amber Sophia Nelson, Mark Vigeant, Dan Kenkel The Slashening: Anna Callegari, Samantha Reece Schecter, Elyse Brandau, Lily Du, Dana Clinkman
Fear Town, USA: On St. Blevins Day (the most debauched of regional holidays), four boys looking to lose their virginity, a girl haunted by a dark secret, a lonely teenager, and an escaped mental patient all meet at a party in the woods. They were looking for fun but what they found... was TERROR!
The Slashening: Best friends Lucy, Eva, Ashley, Beth and Margot throw a slumber party... BUT MURDER NEVER SLUMBERS!!!!! It's a timeless tale of friendship, betrayal, madness, and the search for some decent guys.
Special Features: 
  • Fear Town USA Director's Commentary
  • Radiation March
  • Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Volume 2 Fantasia Teaser
  • Cannibal! The Musical Trailer




Trailer links:

TERROR NOTES: Feartown USA and The Slashening are hitting Blu-ray from Troma this April. Give the trailers a watch and remember who is distro-ing these two features. There's going to be plenty of the juicy bits in store for the lucky audience. I personally am most excited for Return to Camp Nuke Em High Vol 2 coming from Troma as a brand new effort from the label that Kaufman built. 

New MANIAC Poster Prints! Gates Of Hell SHIPPING! Only At Eibon Press!

This year at Eibon Press, we're taking this motherfucker to a whole new level.  That means new artists and new stories, new products and new licenses. . . plus you'll be getting some wild surprises along the way!  Starting with LUCIO FULCI'S ZOMBIE #5, we're stepping up our game, with an all new sequel story that picks up where ISSUE #4 leave off!  And we're taking the opportunity to re-vamping the look of ALL OUR COMICS with an all-new "retro" design approach that hearkens back to the wild ages of 1970s and 1980s horror comics!  This also goes for our upcoming line of VHS COMICS, which will be released in October!  We know you can't wait to see what we're cooking up, though, and so we're giving you a unique opportunity to sample our new stuff with TWO NEW COLLECTIBLE POSTERS, which are available as of today in a special deal.  
Check it out:


Yes, you can now OWN THE COVERS of our wildest comics yet, months ahead of the official release of these books . . . and believe us, you NEED THESE POSTERS.  They are GORE-geous works of art from our awesome Eibon Sleeve regulars KYLE HOTZ AND JASON MOORE, devoted Fulci fans who also happen to be superstar comic illustrators, responsible for all kind of great art, on books like BATMAN, EVIL ERNIE, THE PUNISHER and GHOST RIDER!  Just 15 bucks and some change gets you BOTH POSTERS.  BUT HURRY!  ONLY 500 of each signed poster are printed and this offer ends on the last day of MARCH!  Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

And guess what else?
LUCIO FULCI'S GATES OF HELL #1 is shipping all this week!  We got this bad boy out way earlier than planned, because the demand was huge and we love you fucking maniacs.  GATES is our highest quality comic yet, part of our new wave of awesome "retro" books, and it's ALMOST SOLD OUT!  Just a few hundred copies of this 2,000 copy run are left.  So get yours now!  All orders received will be filled and shipped immediately.

And of course, don't forget . . .
ZOMBIE #4: THE APOCALYPSE ISSUE is coming on APRIL 14!
This tri-edition masterpiece will BLOW YOUR FUCKING MIND and SELL OUT FAST!
BE THERE FIRST!
ONLY AT EIBONPRESS.COM!
Yes, that's right . . . one of these goddamn editions has a VINYL RECORD IN IT!
And only 750 copies are available!
IT WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN!!!
 TERROR NOTES: The new wave of comic books has begun. The new packaging that has an actual sleeve like a record album. Signed. Numbered. Bookmarks and other artifacts to support the release. I am a fan of Eibon Press. I am a fan of vinyl being joined with paper. I love seeing poster prints supporting comic books with gruesome,gory, grue. Those poster prints are available now, so you can support them now. I have a couple already, and they are most horrifically handsome.

VINEGAR SYNDROME SPRING SALE NOW LIGHTING UP YOUR LIBIDO!

 
Spring sale now through Monday at VinegarSyndrome.com!Web Version
 
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Spring sale just launched. Over 40 titles are 50% off.

Now through Monday, over 40 select titles are 50% off at www.VinegarSyndrome.com!
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Limited edition Psycho Cop Returns slipcovers are selling FAST.

The first 1,666 copies sold through VinegarSyndrome.com come with a double thick silver foil limited edition o-card designed by Chris Garofalo.

Both this and the limited DOUBLE EXPOSURE slipcovers are selling way faster than we anticipated. Preorder soon if you're interested.

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Limited edition Double Exposure slipcovers are selling FAST.

The first 1,000 copies sold through VinegarSyndrome.com come with a double thick ’embossed title’ limited edition o-card designed by Derek Gabryszak.

Both this and the limited PSYCHO COP RETURNS slipcovers are selling way faster than we anticipated. Preorder soon if you're interested.

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TERROR NOTE: We promote Vinegar Syndrome because Vinegar Syndrome is doing a trusted service for physical media collectors. They are creating the restoration and archive that the arts desperately require. This is precisely the sale that let's you become part of that effort. From the new titles and special packaging for Psycho Cop (thanks Quiltface) and Double Exposure (doesn't O card sound filthy) to the offerings put out for Exploitation TV, this is a time to spring into sleaze!