This Day in Horror

09 November 2016

Arrow Video US - December 2016 Release Schedule

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with three great new titles in December. The biggest release of the the month is Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy, a limited edition run of 10,000 deluxe box-sets featuring Clive Barker's iconic and seminal horror classic Hellraiser. Arriving just in time for Christmas on December 13th, this exclusive box set will include the first three films in the Hellraiser saga alongside an abundance of bonus materials and never-before-seen footage.

The horror continues with the timeless classic Creepshow 2 in both a Limited Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition Blu-ray package. Newly remastered in 2K, Creepshow 2 finds George A. Romero and Stephen King collaborating to deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales.

Last but by no means least comes Arrow Video's landmark release of The Driller Killer as a both Limited Edition SteelBook and standard Dual Format release. Forget Taxi Driver, The Warriors and The New York Ripper, The Driller Killer is the definitive look at NYC's underbelly - a slasher that is as much at home in the arthouse as it is the grindhouse.

HELLRAISER: THE SCARLET BOX LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (12/13)

These terrifying and original films boast brand new 2k restorations along with hours of archival content and newly produced extras including audio commentaries and interviews with Clive Barker, Doug Bradley and Sean Chapman in his first interview on the Hellraiser films in decades.

The 4-disc set will also include the newly edited version of Leviathan, the definitive documentary on Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. A new documentary, Hellraiser: Evolutions, will also be included and will look at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy.

These features will sit amongst a host of rarities and never-before-seen footage from the movies including the legendary 'Surgeon' scene from Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, the subject of fierce debate amongst fans for many years, now finally unearthed for its home video debut.

This limited edition Blu-ray comes with an exclusive illustrated 200-page hardback book featuring new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes and a 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art. The limited edition packaging is adorned with incredible new artwork from Gilles Vranckx alongside a set of 5 exclusive art cards and a fold-out reversible poster.

Synopsis
Stephen King was once quoted as saying: "I have seen the future of horror... his name is Clive Barker." That future became reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut Hellraiser - launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.

Barker's original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites - demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank.

Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Phillip Channard, a doctor who abuses his position to realise his own dark aims. In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a reporter investigating a mysterious death at a nightclub finds herself in the way of Pinhead and the Cenobites, who plan to bring their horrifying world into our own.

Coming at a time when the genre was degenerating into self-parody, Hellraiser offered a fiercely unique vision that approached its horrors with a far greater degree of seriousness than many of its contemporaries. Along with its sequels, the Barker-produced Hellbound and Hell on Earth, Arrow Video is proud to present some of the most terrifyingly original films in the history of horror in brand new 2K transfers.

Special Features
4-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films
Limited Edition bonus disc
Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes
20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art
Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx
Set of 5 exclusive art cards
Fold-out reversible poster
DISC 1 - HELLRAISER
Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker
Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser - brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser - actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker's original
Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score - Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was
Hellraiser: Resurrection - vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others
Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser
Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew
Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content]
Trailers and TV Spots
Image Gallery
DISC 2 - HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II
Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II - brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound - actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
Surgeon Scene - the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from Hellbound, sourced from a VHS workprint
Lost in the Labyrinth - vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II
On-set interview with Clive Barker
On-set interviews with cast and crew
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Rare and unseen storyboards
Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
Trailers and TV Spots
Image Gallery
DISC 3 - HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins]
Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins]
Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins
Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley
Hell on Earth: The Story of Hellraiser III - making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter
Terri's Tales - brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall
Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Raising Hell on Earth - archival interview with Hickox
On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley
Never-before-seen Hellraiser III SFX dailies
Theatrical Trailer
Image Gallery
Hellraiser III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]
DISC 4 - THE CLIVE BARKER LEGACY - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Clive Barker short films Salomé and The Forbidden
Books of Blood & Beyond: The Literary Works of Clive Barker - horror author David Gatward provides a tour through Barker's written work, from the first Books of Blood to the recent The Scarlet Gospels
Hellraiser: Evolutions - a brand new documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy, featuring interviews with Scott Derrickson (director, Hellraiser: Inferno), Rick Bota (director, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld), Stuart Gordon (director, Re-Animator, From Beyond) and others
The Hellraiser Chronicles: A Question of Faith - short film
200-PAGE BOOK - 'DAMNATION GAMES' - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing on Hellraiser and the Barker universe from Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes - including chapters looking at Barker's early work, the genesis and production of the first 3 films in the Hellraiser series and much more, all illustrated with stills and rare material from the Barker archive
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

CREEPSHOW 2 [Limited Edition Blu-Ray and Standand Edition Blu-ray ] (12/13)

WHEN THE CURTAIN GOES UP THE TERROR BEGINS

Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 - now newly remastered in 2K!

In "Old Chief Wood'nhead", a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Meanwhile, "The Raft" sees a group of horny teens wishing they'd read the warning signs first before taking a dip in a remote lake. Finally, an uptight businesswoman finds herself with some unwanted company following a hit-and-run incident in "The Hitch-hiker".

Whilst retaining the EC comic book flavour that made the original such a hit, Creepshow 2, this time directed by long-time Romero collaborator Michael Gornick, is a decidedly darker and grimmer affair than its predecessor and remains one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
Nightmares in Foam Rubber - featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
My Friend Rick - Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
Creepshow 2: Pinfall - limited edition booklet featuring the never-before-seen comic adaptation of this unfilmed Creepshow 2 segment by artist Jason Mayoh
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Extended Scene
Trailers and TV Spots
Original Screenplay & Production Schedule (BD -ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

STANDARD EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
Nightmares in Foam Rubber - featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
My Friend Rick - Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Extended Scene
Trailers and TV Spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Blyth
Release date: 12/13/16
Region: All
Duration: 90 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Discs: 1
Color
Limited Edition
SKU: AV075
UPC: 760137960386
SRP: $39.95

Standard Edition
SKU: AV079
UPC: 760137960485
SRP: $34.95

Director: Michael Gornick
Actors: Tom Savini, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE. Limited Edition info HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

THE DRILLER KILLER [Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD SteelBookand Special Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD] (12/13)

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara's films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey...

Forget Taxi Driver, The Warriors and The New York Ripper, The Driller Killer is the definitive look at NYC's underbelly - a slasher that is as much at home in the arthouse as it is the grindhouse.

LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK CONTENTS
Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author ofAbel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
Trailer
Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author ofAbel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release

Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

Release date: 11/29/16
Region: All
Duration: 96 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Discs: 2
Color
Steelbook
SKU: AV072
UPC: 760137953487
SRP: $44.95

Dual Format Ammaray
SKU: AV073
UPC: 760137953784
SRP: $39.95

Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Manz, Baybi Day
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE. Steelbook info HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

Trailer and Poster Revealed for It Watches


Director Dave Parker’s “unpredictable terror tale” It Watches premieres on Digital this December from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Ivan Djurovic (Zoombies), Rick Irwin (30 Minutes or Less), Sanny van Heteren (Hellraiser : Revelations) and James Duval (Donnie Darko) star in a film that will “keep you guessing the entire time” and “delights in delivering the shivers.”

Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house sitting job at a creepy home nestled in the hills above Los Angeles. As night comes, the house reveals its insidious nature as Andre begins hearing ominous sounds and experiencing strange occurrences throughout the house that lead him to believe he is not alone, and that someone, or something is in the house with him.

From the director of The Hills Run Red and Tales of Halloween , It Watchesarrives on digital 12/6 and 2/21/17 on DVD.

Horror Anthology Patient Seven Haunts Redbox Locations Now


Since its digital release on October 11th, the horror anthology Patient Seven, from Terror Films, has been met with rave reviews! It continues to climb the charts on various platforms. Also, It has remained in the best-seller section on iTunes since it debuted. Now, Patient Seven is available on DVD, at Redbox.

Starting on Tuesday, November 8th, Patient Seven will be available in a limited DVD release, from Redbox. Rent the film from a Redbox location near you and see what the critics have been raving about! You should be sure to keep an eye out for the alternative poster art created exclusively for the Redbox release!

The film continues to be available on many platforms. YouTube, Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, VUDU, PlayStation and iTunes are each hosting the film. As well, Patient Seven will also be released on Amazon Prime, the 24-Hour Movie Channel on Roku and cable VOD, in 2017.

The film features a wrap-around story. Written by Barry Jay Stitch (The Chosen) and directed by genre veteran Danny Draven (Ghost Month, Reel Evil), the wraparound intertwines 7 award winning short films. The short films were developed by the following filmmakers, from around the world: Nicholas Peterson, Paul Davis, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Dean Hewison, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Joel Morgan, Johannes Persson and Rasmus Wassberg. The shorts have casts that include Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Crank), Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones,” John Wick), and Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Bye Bye Man) among others.

In the wraparound, Michael Ironside (Scanners, Total Recall) stars as renowned psychiatrist Dr. Marcus. He has selected six severely mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital, to interview as part of research for his new book. While Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, one by one the horrors they have committed begin to unfold. However, Dr. Marcus soon learns that there is one patient that has been kept from him, by the hospital’s administrator, Dr. Vincent, played by Jack Plotnick (Suburban Gothic, Reno 911!: Miami).

Official Trailer 


Official Facebook Page

For more information visit terrorfilms.com

05 November 2016

Trailer Released for Teenage Caligula and The Theta Girl


Musician and Dangerous Minds-writer CHRIS BICKEL and DAVID AXE, founder and editor of War Is Boring, are first-time filmmakers who have shot the perfect throwback exploitation trailer as part of a funding campaign for their upcoming feature film, THE THETA GIRL.

The five minute trailer for the film TEENAGE CALIGULA is a throwback to Jack Hill-style gritty exploitation flicks with classic '70s style voiceover narration. The trailer, produced for $150 and filmed over two weeks served as an exercise to gear the cast and crew up for their feature production, THE THETA GIRL, which will be shot in December.

The trailer


THE THETA GIRL is a feature-length psychedelic thriller that pays homage to 1960s art films, 1970s revenge flicks and '80s slasher films. Shot entirely in Columbia, South Carolina with regional talent, THE THETA GIRL is a bloody, sexy, atmospheric labor of love.

THE THETA GIRL concerns a take-no-shit young woman, Gayce, who deals a hallucinogenic drug called "theta," facilitating an audience for her friends' all-girl rock band. When Gayce's friends are brutally murdered, she must solve the mystery behind the murders and protect herself from the killer. She discovers the connections between theta and the murders ... and learns a terrifying truth. That the world -- indeed her whole reality -- is not as it seems.

THE THETA GIRL is a psychedelic horror film in which all the "good guys" are women and (most of) the bad guys are men. It's an existential sex/drugs/rock'n'roll movie with buckets of blood, lots of writhing bodies and a completely insane soundtrack. It'll pass the Bechdel Test.

Chris and David have ponied up $10,000 of their own money to make THE THETA GIRL. But they need at least another $7,000 to pay the cast and crew. Today, the filmmakers are launching a 40-day Go Fund Me campaign. Rewards include copies of the film, featured extra roles and even producer credits. Funders not only get sweet swag and, for some, a chance to be in a movie -- in giving, they also become filmmakers themselves.

David wrote the script for THE THETA GIRL. Chris is directing and editing and pulling together an eclectic soundtrack of coldwave, femme punk, experimental noise, and swampgospel. The pair have indicated that a feature-length version of TEENAGE CALIGULA is their likely follow-up to THE THETA GIRL.

Principal photography begins in December for a release date in mid-2017. THE THETA GIRL is going to be great. Just how great ... is up to the film's funders.

All Through The House 2015 - REVIEW


Aren't Christmas slasher movies the best?  There are quite a few of them out there but not all of them are good movies.  I wanted to wait a few more weeks to watch this one a little closer to Christmas but I thought what the hell I am dying to see this one.  Besides, killer Santa Clauses are creepy any time of the year.

Rachel(Ashley Mary Nunes) returns to town after some time for the holiday season to visit her Grandma and see some old friends.  Little does she know there is a killer on the loose dressed as Santa, chopping his way through the neighborhood.  No one is safe from the wrath of Santa and a pair of garden sheers.

This film does not waste any time at all and gets right down to business.  The cast is mostly no one you are going to know except of course for scream queen Jessica Cameron.  . All in all for the cast the acting was pretty decent.  Honestly it was better than I had expected.  I always enjoy an Indie movie that is a pleasant surprise and not a total letdown.  The best part of watching Indie horror is you know you aren't going to be subjected to shitty CGI.  Instead all effects are natural the way they should be.  The gore factor and the death scenes are excellent.   

What kept me drawn into this one was the story.  Plenty of twists and turns and keeps you thinking what we are going to find out next.  You probably can't tell that from my description of the movie but I really didn't want to give too much away and ruin it for you guys.  Some of my favorite slasher films are the Christmas slashers.  This definitely goes on the list of must watch during the holiday season.  I am giving All Through the House 7.5 out of 10 stars.  This one is worthy of being on your Christmas list.  Stay twisted everyone!


04 November 2016

Lucifer Draws You Down into a Demonic Darkness with this Official Trailer


Los Angeles, California: Anti-Villain Media and director Tiffany Castro have completed production on the supernatural horror title Lucifer. Now, the film is slated for an appearance at the American Film Market, in Santa Monica. The film stars: Ryan Kelley (“Teen Wolf”), Jessica Morris (Haunting of the Innocent) and ex-con actor Dave Vescio. Now, a full length trailer is available for the film.

In the story, Amiel (Monique Marie Gelineau) is pursued by a demonic force. She turns to the Bible for comfort, but the Devil is only growing stronger. Now, she must uncover the demise of a previous victim, before she can set herself free.

A release date is coming soon for this feature. After the AFM, it is expected that an official release will be announced. Until then, fans of supernatural features can find out more on Lucifer, here. New photos, a full length trailer and a concept poster are all available, ahead of the film’s upcoming launch.

The official trailer:


Official synopsis: A young caretaker believes her family is being tormented by the devil, after she agrees to write the chilling story of a patient haunted, by the relentless demonic being.

Director: Tiffany Castro. Writers: Brent Trotter and Justin Kornmann.

Cast: Ryan Kelley, Jessica Morris, Dave Vescio, Tay Zonday, Monique Marie Gelineau, Jason Horton, Dia Tequali, and Lynn Wanlass.

The AntiVillain media page

Lucifer at the Film Catalogue

Teaser Trailer and Poster Released for The Ice Cream Truck


Look At Me Films is proud to share the world premiere of the teaser trailer and new poster to writer/director Megan Freels Johnston’s thriller, The Ice Cream Truck, coming Summer 2017.

Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As Mary’s family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house all alone and... waits. Although her familiar suburb is a constant reminder of her youth, something seems strange. A local Ice Cream Man with a love of nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors. Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days.



The Ice Cream Truck stars Deanna Russo, John Redlinger, Hilary Barraford, Lisa Ann Walter, Jeff Daniel Phillips and Emil Johnsen.

For more details, visit www.icecreamtruckmovie.com

02 November 2016

Hell House LLC Invites You into the Darkness with Two New Clips


Terror Films is proud to announce that Stephen Cognetti’s found footage, haunted house film, Hell House LLC is available today, November 1st! To celebrate the film’s release Terror Films has released two more clips from the film titled “Sleepwalker” and “Middle of the Night.”

Hell House LLC is available across the following major digital platforms: Amazon Instant, YouTube, Xbox, VUDU, Sony PlayStation, Vimeo On Demand, Google Play and iTunes.

The film will also be released on Amazon Prime, the 24-Hour Movie Channel on Roku, DVD and Cable VOD, at a later date.

The award winning film, which was an Official Selection at Fear Fete and Telluride Horror Show, stars Danny Bellini, Ryan Jennifer, Gore Abrams, Jared Hacker, Adam Schneider and features Alice Bahlke, Jeb Kreager, and Theodore Bouloukos.

Official synopsis: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour (Hell House), a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to investigate the events of that night. During an interview with one of the original staff members, Sara, they are given never-before-seen footage taken by the staff of the haunted house, revealing the terrifying truth about what really happened on the opening night of HELL HOUSE.


“Sleepwalker” Clip:


“Middle of the Night” Clip:


Official Trailer:


Official Facebook page

For more information on Terror Films, go to: www.terrorfilms.net

The Romero Trilogy - Video REVIEW by Ron Purtee

For the first annual Movie House Halloween Spooktacular, Ron talks about the most important trilogy in film history - The Romero Trilogy!

Movies discussed:
Night of the Living Dead - 1968
Dawn of the Dead - 1978
Day of the Dead - 1985


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01 November 2016

Ravenous 1999 - REVIEW by Jay Pendlebury



Sometimes I watch a movie and wonder how it never received more acclaim at it's time of release. As genre fans we tend to find more gems well after the release dates. We discover these movies through word of mouth or websites like this. The horror community is always eager to share their discoveries amongst each other. We take pride in creating cult classics well after their run on the big screen is over, no matter how brief that time may have been. Obviously because of technology and social media, this has become a much easier achievement. Keep searching my fellow horror junkies, many films slipped through the cracks and remain undiscovered or underappreciated. One of these underappreciated films is Ravenous.

Ravenous is the story of a disgraced war hero, Captain Boyd. Boyd (Guy Pearce) is sent to join some other military misfits at a remote post, along a pilgrimage trail. They save the life of a man wandering in the cold wilderness (Robert Carlyle) and he regales them with his tale of how he got there and what he had to do to get there. This is the point when I knew I had found something special, Carlyle's monologue is chilling and expertly delivered. It sets the tone for the rest of the movie which fails to disappoint. I hesitate to give away much more but needless to say, cannibalism and man's inner battles are the main themes of the film

I think the main reason Ravenous was and possibly still is underappreciated is it could be mistaken for a mainstream film with a quick glance at the film's poster or cover. The cast of Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle was perhaps misleading to genre fans. Throw in David Arquette and the often recognized face but rarely recognized name of Jeffrey Jones and it may become a tough sell for some horror fans. Remember this is before 28 Weeks Later and after The Full Monty. Carlyle was maybe pigeonholed in our minds as comedic and not horror worthy. I guarantee this was also misleading for fans of mainstream film at the time. I would believe this title was rented from Blockbuster and returned only partially watched by more than a few people in the early 2000's.

With some truly mesmerizing scenes that increase the heart rate, an equally fantastic score and some great performances, Ravenous is beautifully done. Splash in some dark humour and amazing outdoor shots and it garners repeated watches. I have friends who aren't big horror fans who loved this film and are still terrified by it. I also have some very seasoned horror friends who aren't shy to place this in their top five horror favorites. Go give it a watch, tell me what you think and remember.....you are who you eat.

The House on Pine Street Releases Two New Clips


The highly anticipated film, THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET opened Friday, October 28th! The film is available across your favorite digital platforms, including: YouTube, Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, PlayStation and iTunes. To celebrate the release Terror Films has dropped two new clips from the film, titled: “Rocking the Cradle” and “Phantom Assault”.

The film, which recently had a limited theatrical release in several cities, will also premiere on Amazon Prime, 24 Hour Movie Channel on Roku, Cable VOD and DVD at a later date.

The House On Pine Street was directed by Aaron and Austin Keeling. The directors co-wrote the film along with Natalie Jones and all three produced the film with Monique Thomas. The film was an official selection at 14 domestic and international film festivals including the New Orleans Horror Film Festival. Here, it won the Best Feature award. It also appeared at: the Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival, Molins Horror Film Festival, and the Kansas International Film Festival. 



Be sure to see the film that critics are calling: “An Effectively Creepy Haunted-House Thriller” – Variety; “’The House On Pine Street’ definitely deserves the praise that it’s gotten” – Bloody Disgusting; “It’s a disturbing film, no matter how you slice it” – Horror News; “’The House on Pine Street’ is not to be missed” – Modern Horrors.

AVAILABLE TODAY!

“Rocking the Cradle” Clip: 


“Phantom Assault” Clip:


Official Trailer: 


For more information on Terror Films, go to: www.terrorfilms.net

Wolf Mother Lets You Look Behind the Curtain with this Second Red Band Trailer


If you thought you’ve seen everything on the highly anticipated Erik Peter Carlson thriller, Wolf Mother, think again. The JoBlo Media empire, known in Hollywood as the go-to for industry news, reviews and trailers, has just released a second red band trailer for the thriller. The one minute trailer exposes never before seen footage of the dark and gory kidnap journey, of two outlaws, setting out to solve a high profile child abduction case. You’ve been forewarned, it’s not for the faint of heart!

In an unprecedented, trend changing distribution move, JoBlo will exclusively release Wolf Mother, for a ten day YouTube rental next week.. The launch begins on November 3rd, prior to its 2017 theatrical release. With a channel of 1.4 million subscribers and 1.6 billion views, the Joblo Youtube release of Wolf Mother will surely prove that Halloween has been extended into November this year, for thrill seeking fans.


The multi genre film, which is written and directed by Erik Peter Carlson (“Transatlantic Coffee”, “The Toy Soldiers”) stars: Najarra Townsend (“Contracted”), New York stage actor, Kevin Pinassi, and star of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival, Tom Sizemore (“Heat”, “Saving Private Ryan”).

Writer and director, Erik Peter Carlson, has gone all in on the new distribution strategy. “We’re completely changing the way indie films are distributed. This a huge leap not just for us, but for all indie films that follow. Gone are the days of handing your film over and losing all control. We’re going right to the fans,” says Carlson.

Next Thursday, November 3rd through the 13th, Wolf Mother will launch on JoBlo's Movie Network YouTube Channel - in over 25 countries, prior to its theatrical and digital release in early 2017.

If you can’t wait for the at home YouTube premiere, make sure to take a look at the haunting red band #2 trailer:


Wolf Mother on JoBlo's Movie Network YouTube Channel
November 3rd - 13th, right here: http://www.youtube.com/joblo

Movie Links:
Facebook
IMDb
Twitter: @wolfmothermovie And, you can Join the conversation with: #WolfJoBlo

Website: http://www.wolfmothermovie.com

26 October 2016

OSCAR Qualified Short Film Night of the Slasher Now Available for Worldwide Viewing


(Hollywood, CA) – October 26th, 2016 – With over 160 festival selections including SXSW, and 40 award wins, Night of the Slasher, written and directed by Shant Hamassian, has just been released as Vimeo’s first horror Staff Pick Premiere and it’s OSCAR® qualified.

WATCH FILM HERE: https://vimeo.com/127454533

Night of the Slasher is a 'shot-in-one-take' film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge.

The film is a proof-of-concept for a full-length feature. Hamassian’s goal is to rethink slasher films from a low-brow art to a high profile cinematic piece.

“Night of the Slasher transcends genres, from horror to slasher to teen drama. The timing is perfect for the project now as more and more doors have opened for my work and these types of bold stories. We’re presently in discussions with serious industry players in regards to the feature becoming a reality,” explains Hamassian.

Dozens of horror publications including Fangoria, Substream Magazine, and Dread Central, among many others, wrote news articles that went viral, circulating in over 3 million facebook feeds. The film has been one of the highest rated horror shorts as reference movie site Horror Freak News placed it as #1 Horror Short of 2015.


Things escalated further for the project when it was accepted to SXSW and was quickly on many movie sites must-lists.

The original 80s style rock song in the film, “Dying For Love”, written by Jeff Phillips, Matt Cheadle, and performed by Grayce will be available soon at this link:

LINK TO PURCHASE THE SONG: http://www.nightoftheslasher.com/buy-dying-for-love

Starring Lily Berlina (the Slasher girl), Scott Javore (the Bait), and Adam Lesar (the Killer), Night of the Slasher is written and directed by Shant Hamassian, produced by Adam Lesar, Eve Constance, and Shant Hamassian. Cinematography by Eli Tahan, Visual FX by Alessandro Schiassi & Michaelangelo Frisoni, and Music by Simon Michel.

Shant Hamassian grew up in Calabasas, California and attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has directed music videos, comedic sketches, as well various shorts that have won awards and played internationally in the film festival circuit. His horror script Neville, made the 2011 Bloodlist and his comedy script, Just Rewind received a high recommendation letter from a former UTA partner.

To find out more about Night of the Slasher, full list of awards, and its tour calendar, please check the official website www.NightOfTheSlasher.com.

You can also follow the daily updates on social media:
Facebook: facebook.com/NightOfTheSlasher
Twitter: twitter.com/TonightIsKiller
Hashtag: #NightOfTheSlasher

31 Days of Horror Day 26 RWD 2015 - REVIEW


Anyone who has followed along with TC for any amount of time, knows that I am not a fan of found footage films. It's an oversaturated subgenre littered with subpar films that will always be (either by filmmakers themselves or media) held in comparison to The Blair Witch Project but rarely exceed it's greatness. Don't get me wrong, there are some FF films that I enjoy, [Rec]Grave Encounters and The Hunted, are good examples. However, those are rare finds in the almost infinite flow of these types of films.

Chris (Adam Hartley) and Ricky (Matt Stuertz) are two wannabe filmmakers who host a web series called "Ghost Goofs". The series has them hunting ghosts but not to talk to them or help them cross over, it's to prank them (yes you read that right). The two head off into the woods to investigate the legend of a family man turned cannibal while stranded in the middle of nowhere. Turns out Chris scheduled the wrong dates for their interview subjects so they instead go wandering around the woods in search of a different story. What they find instead is themselves.

Sounds like the plot to a John Hughes coming of age film, no? Well, it's far, far from it. Now, I'm not advocating hand holding by a filmmaker. I'm not asking them to divulge every teeny bit of info so the audience can follow along; BUT the audience does need to know what's going on. They need to be able to connect with some aspect of the film in order to enjoy it. By introducing RWD with a line like "Blair Witch move over", directors Hartley and Stuertz set major hurdles for themselves. If you're going to place your film in the league of what is arguably one of the best FF films of the entire subgenre, you better deliver. Unfortunately RWD doesn't.

When you have a cast of two that have to carry an entire film, those characters need to be built in a way where they're, at the very least, likable. At first, Chris and Ricky just come off as two goofballs doing what they love but twenty or so minutes into the film, they turn into giant self centered douche bags and you really just want them to die. There is this epic event going on around them and the best the writers can come up with is to have them prank themselves. It literally makes no sense and in turn causes the whole story to fall apart. I do applaud them for coming up with an original idea however there just wasn't enough substance there to sustain it for it's 77 minute run time. In my opinion, 57 minutes or so of this film could've been left on the cutting room floor and RWD would've made a pretty stellar short film.

25 October 2016

31 Days of Horror Day 25 House of Purgatory 2016 - REVIEW


We've all heard the stories about those haunted houses where you get your money back if you make it through the entire thing. The one that I've heard the most about is called The 13th Floor and while there IS a haunted house in San Antonio with that name, you do not get your money back if you complete the tour. I myself have never been to one and I don't know anybody else who has either. I have a hard time believing that there is one anywhere that is so scary, they make the majority of their money off of people who can't make it through. But alas, this is how legends are formed.

It's a story that has existed throughout the Midwest for years - a haunted attraction that repays a portion of the admittance fee for every floor patrons are brave enough to complete. The haunted house is supposedly so terrifying, however, that nobody has ever made it all the way through to the end. On Halloween night, four Wisconsin teenagers go looking for this supposed urban legend. What they find is the House of Purgatory - the source of all the stories. Once inside the house, the teens quickly realize the house is more than a mere haunted attraction. The house somehow knows the things each of the kids keep hidden, and forces each of them to come face to face with the secrets they keep.


One thing the film has going for it is an outstanding cast. Anne LeightonLaura CooverBrad FryAaron Galvin and an unrecognizable Brian Krause do a great job of bringing their characters to life. Unfortunately, first time director Tyler Christensen made the decision to portray the characters as high school students which this particular cast can't pull off. No, I not bashing their ages so before someone starts with the blah, blah, blah, I'm simply pointing out that they are not believable as high school students. Aside from that, the film has a solid cast. Also, the first half hour of the movie focuses on building the characters of three of girls but when it comes time to head to the haunted house, two of the girls stay behind and three new characters come in. Personally I think that first thirty minutes would've been better spent focusing on the characters that would actually be the focal point of the film.

The film has an interesting premise, It doesn't go the usual haunted house slasher movie route but more like a thriller that takes a glimpse into a hell of your own making. I mean that's kind of what purgatory is, right? Once the film finds it's footing, it holds up rather well. The sets inside the haunted house are very well done and the coloring gives it the perfect haunted house vibe. Without going into too much detail (no spoilers), I will say that I took a bit of an issue with some of the "hell of your own making" storylines. However, House of Purgatory, while not incredibly original, is a good watch and manages to tell a well rounded story in it's short 75 minute run time.


Cast of Christmas Horror All Through the House to Sign at Dark Delicacies


Los Angeles, CA – Prepare to unwrap some Christmas fear this Halloween. On Sunday, October 30 at 2:00pm the cast and crew from the Santa slasher ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE will be doing a Blu-ray signing at Dark Delicacies, 3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505; (818) 556-6660. Blu-ray copies can be purchased at: http://ow.ly/WHQh305iWKd

The Dark Delicacies signing features Scream Queens Jessica Cameron, Ashley Mary Nunes, Johanna Rae, Natalie Montera, Kelsey Karlsted, and Tamra Garrett. Also attending are actors Melynda Kiring, Lito Velasco, Cathy Garrett, Lyndon Laveaux and Jason Ray Schumacher, along with writer/director Todd Nunes and producers Stephen Readmond and Christopher Stanley.

The Christmas-themed horror film ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE made its U.S. debut on all major VOD platforms October 4, 2016 and is released by Gravitas Ventures. VOD Platforms include: iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Playstation 4, Amazon Instant Video, and Microsoft Xbox. The DVD/Blu-ray version is available on Amazon.

Hot off the festival circuit, ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE has received 20 nominations and nine awards including: Best Slasher, Best Editing, and Audience Choice Award (RIP Horror Film Festival, Hollywood, CA), Best Director (Hardcore Horror Fest, Chicago, IL), Best Local Feature (Another Hole in the Head, San Francisco, CA), and Best Supporting Actress (Action on Film Festival, Monrovia, CA).

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE stars Ashley Mary Nunes (SYFY’S Robot Combat League), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), Jennifer Wenger (Tales of Halloween), and Lito Velasco (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy). The film’s gory special effects were created by Tommy Pietch of SYFY’S Face Off and Star Trek: Renegades.

Official Synopsis: Fifteen years ago, a peaceful Christmas neighborhood was engulfed by fear when five-year-old Jamie Garrett was mysteriously taken from her bedroom, never to be seen again. Now on Christmas break, Rachel Kimmel comes home from college to find her neighborhood struck again by a reign of terror. A violent killer is hiding behind a grisly Santa mask, leaving a bloody trail of slaughtered women and castrated men on the steps of the Garrett house. Rachel finds herself in a horrifying nightmare as she discovers the twisted secret behind the mask.

Critical Praise: “Nunes does a fantastic job of making sure to keep the blood flowing and having each kill be distinctive and superb in its own way.” – The Movie Sleuth

“All Through the House is the perfect stocking stuffer, the perfect present under the tree. It’s an unpredictable gore fest filled with holiday cheer and unadulterated horror” – Horror Society

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE was shot in 21 days in the summer of 2014 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Lake Arrowhead, CA. Director/Writer Todd Nunes is currently at work on his next horror film Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult classic Don’t Look in the Basement.

Full Cast: Ashley Mary Nunes, Jessica Cameron, Melynda Kiring, Jennifer Wenger, Lito Velasco, Natalie Montera, Jason Rayer, Johanna Rae (Natural Born Filmmakers), Cathy Garrett, Matt Poeschl (“Entourage”), Danica Riner, Kelsey Carlstedt, Lyndon Laveaux, Justice Lee, Sarah Miller, Milijana Riner, Noah Boylen, John Nunes, and Sky Boyle.

Vampyres and The Perfect Husband Now on VOD

VAMPYRES is now out on VOD. The remake of the 1970s Euro Trash classic of the same name has been enthusiastically received:



“This erotic horror film is chock-full of the bloodiest vampire lesbianism and should satisfy even the most pernickety of horror fans.” Cinehouse
“A guilty pleasure if ever there was one, and far more enjoyable and to-the-point than Vampyros Lesbos. – EFilmCritic
“An excitingly titillating adaptation that really captures the 70s lesbian vampire film vibe with an exquisite modern twist.” – WeAreIndieHorror
“Blood-letting and endless nudity…that make the film feel authentically like a vintage Euro-horror movie. And for that we applaud it.” – ComingSoon
“Breasts are bared, blood flows like rain, wine is consumed, and sex is had…will anyone be able to escape the sexy embrace of these vicious vamps?” – TheOutreEye
“A homage to 1970s erotic Euro horror at its best.” – SearchMyTrash
“Genuine horror…I was pleased to see the special effects for the blood-letting was quite entertaining.” – RottingZombie
“Sometimes it’s just not safe to pick up chicks!” – MrSkin
“An arousing visual experience…The audience is fixed as voyeurs to spectacles of carnage and eroticism.” – DecayMag
“Definitely a remake worth seeing, and so very appropriate for the Halloween season.” – CoffeeCoffee&MoreCoffee
“There was a lot of nudity in Vampyres. A LOT of nudity.” – LeglessCorpse
“You want kissing and sex and blood? You’ve got it in spades. Bring on the sequel.” – TheSlaughteredBird

Vampyres is now available on the Dish Network as well as the following VOD outlets:

iTunes
Amazon Video
VUDU
Google/YouTube
XBox/MicrosoftMovies
Vimeo


Also just out today is The Perfect Husband, a thriller/horror tale about a loving couple and their bloody descent into domestic hell.


"Thrilling and exciting." - WeAreIndieHorror
“Terrifying and suspenseful...This is a great movie, no doubt about it!” – The Flick Fanatic’s Companion
"A genuinely entertaining flick that’s brutal, bloody, unnerving and visually satisfying." - HorrorMovies.ca
“"A twist that shocks the senses. - HorrorTalk
“A solid and entertaining horror flick…it’s worth checking out.”- The MovieBlog.com
“A delirious frenzy of brutal bloodlust and psychological terror with one heck of a big twist." - McBastard's Mausoleum
"Effective...gripping." - Digital Journal
"A disturbing psychological thriller…a finely crafted film with real weight behind it." DoBlu.com
"Effectively unsettling." Rock!Shock!Pop!
“Well made, bloody violent and carried by great performances. Well worth your time." Celluloid Terror
"A whirlwind combination of exciting cinematography, ideas, and brutal violence …will make you want a shower afterward.” - The Nerd Mentality
"I highly recommend this one. It’s a great take on hoary genre tropes that bring some real squirm-in-your-seat thrills!" Famous Monsters of Filmland
"A display of torture porn that could have been written by the Marquis de Sade." - Leglesscorpse.us
"stylish, beautiful and brutal piece...certainly a contender for indie horror of the year.” - Firstscreamtothelast

The Perfect Husband is now available on the Dish Network as well as the following VOD outlets:
iTunes
Amazon Video
VUDU
Google/YouTube
XBox/MicrosoftMovies
Vimeo

Slasher Feature Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust Sets its Sights on VOD this November 1st


Indie horror director Rene Perez is set to follow-up his 2015 film, Playing with Dolls, with the sequel Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust. Set for a launch this November, Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust focuses on a desperate single mom and the promise of quick cash. The reality is that Stina (Karin Brauns) has been tricked into performing for a reclusive sadist. The film stars: Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Karin Brauns and Colin Bryant. A preview of the film’s Video-on-demand launch is hosted here.

The film has already been launched in foreign territories, including Germany. In North America, the film will be available on iTunes and Amazon, on November 1st. The film will be released in an unrated version, so fans can see the true brutality of this low budget slasher. Available in Ultra HD - 4K, Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust is set to turn home entertainment screens red, with one of this year’s goriest horror releases!

Official synopsis: A group of aspiring actors are chosen for a reality horror TV show. In the show, they must survive being chased by a killer. The program is filmed with scores of tiny cameras, in a cabin and the surrounding forest. What the contestants don't know is that this murderer is a real killer and the television program is a ruse. Deep in an underground bunker, a psychotic voyeur watches as life and death play out for his amusement. The only prize, here, is survival!

Available here for pre-order, here

The film’s trailer


More on the film will be posted at iDiC Entertainment: http://idicentertainment.homestead.com/

Found Footage Thriller Hell House LLC Releases Two New Clips


In anticipation of HELL HOUSE LLC’s Tuesday, November 1st release date, Terror Films has released two new clips from the film, titled: “Searching the Basement” and “Where’s Tony?”

The film is set to be released across major digital platforms including: Amazon Instant, YouTube, Xbox, VUDU, Sony PlayStation, Vimeo On Demand, Google Play and iTunes, where it’s currently available for pre-sell: http://geni.us/hellhouse

The award winning film, which was an Official Selection at Fear Fete and Telluride Horror Show, stars: Danny Bellini, Ryan Jennifer, Gore Abrams, Jared Hacker, Adam Schneider and features: Alice Bahlke, Jeb Kreager, and Theodore Bouloukos.

Official synopsis: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour (Hell House), a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to investigate the events of that night. During an interview with one of the original staff members, they are given never-before-seen footage taken of the haunted house. The footage reveals the terrifying truth about what really happened on the opening night of Hell House!

“Where’s Tony?” Clip: 


“Searching the Basement” Clip:


Official Trailer:

Official Facebook page

For more information visit www.terrorfilms.net

23 October 2016

Initial line up for Hudson Horror Show 14 Released


Hudson Horror Show #14, the Hudson Valley’s only 12-hour 35mm retro movie marathon will take place December 3rd, 2016 at the South Hills Cinema 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Limited tickets are on sale now and are just $38.00 in advance and only available at www.hudsonhorror.com. We’ll have six movies, all projected off 35mm film!

The show just got far more brutal as we are proud and well a little scared to let everyone know that the latest addition to our fall show is…1978’s horror/exploitation classic I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE!

Starring the beautiful Camille Keaton and produced and directed in 1978 by Meir Zarchi, this movie is so violent that it was still named by TIME in 2010 as one of their Top 10 Most Ridiculously Violent Movies ever! Critic Roger Ebert reviewed the movie and claimed it to be the “worst film ever made” and said that it was a “vile bag of garbage”. The vicious and stomach turning gang rape, the violent and brutal castration and murder scenes are so intense that the complete version of the film is still banned in England and Ireland to this day! Can YOU sit through it all?

We are very excited to be presenting a 30th anniversary screening of THE HITCHER! Three decades back this great little stalk and slash road picture didn’t make much of a splash at the box office, but it became a cable TV staple in the late 80’s and early 90’s. See Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell (in whiteface) in their greatest roles!

The trailer at our last show was met with thunderous applause so we knew we had to track down one of the last know surviving film prints of the original DEATH RACE 2000! Forget the sanitized remake, nothing can compare to David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone and Mary Woronov running people over cross country in this futuristic sci fi classic!

Jordan Garren, that maniac from the B Movie Film Vault, presents one of our two fisted headliners, THE HOWLING! Directed by Joe Dante and starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee and Robert Picardo, THE HOWLING still stands tall as one of the greatest werewolf movies of all time. The special effects of Rob Bottin always looked great on TV, but trust us; the transformation scenes need to be watched on the big screen!

Our second headliner also features the wizardry of the Maestro Rob Bottin and that is 1987’s ROBOCOP! Yeah, we know all of the sequels and remakes sucked, but Director Paul Verhoeven’s cyborg movie is a five star masterpiece! Seriously, this movie is damn near perfect. You’ll run out of the theater yelling lines like “I’ll buy that for a dollar”, “I work for Dick Jones” and “Your move Creep”!

We will also have the ever-enigmatic MYSTERY MOVIE!! Will it be a slasher classic? Maybe we will show another terrible rubber monster movie? We are keeping tight lipped on this one, but we will tell you that is definitely, 100% a horror movie!

As usual, the two lobbies at the theater will be packed to the gills with vendors selling t-shirts, DVD’s, toys, posters and so much more. Interested in being a vendor? Send us an email to chris@hudsonhorror.com. Tickets are not needed to shop the vendor’s area, but you will need a ticket to watch the movies.

Just like the last few shows, we will be booked in two different rooms in the same movie theater. One room is already long sold out; tickets are moving fast for the other. It doesn’t matter which room you sit in because both rooms will see the same exact movies, just in a different order. Get your tickets now at www.hudsonhorror.com. Just $38.00 in advance for 12 hours of 35mm movie madness!

We will see you on December 3rd, 2016 for Hudson Horror Show #14! Tickets on sale now at www.hudsonhorror.com

31 Days of Horror Day 23: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2007 - REVIEW by Jay Pendlebury


Genre fans can be notoriously critical. A somewhat ironic statement I know, but true none the less. I am in awe of people who can create a film(s) being their vision and put it out there at the mercy of public opinion but more dauntingly, the opinion of their peers. Fortunately for us horror filmmakers tend to be a brave breed. Thankfully I find the horror community to be a fairly understanding bunch. They can appreciate the effort and find the honesty of films shining through in spite of poor effects, limited budgets, no name actors etc. Perhaps the one exception to this is horror/comedy. We love our genre whole heartedly and don't appreciate it being disrespected. Any chance Tyler Perry will read this?

Most horror films have an element of comedy to them, whether intended or not. Some films do this balancing act beautifully, Return of The Living Dead, Re-Animator, and Evil Dead 2 are prime examples. Some I feel lean too far into comedy and don't satisfy horror fans who just want something on the lighter side but still genre. Some strive for pure horror but fall woefully short and become unintentional riot fests which we enjoy but lack the substance we desire. 2006's Behind The Mask The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a difficult one to categorize, but it's undeniably a great watch. While it can be argued it's not a"true" horror movie I wouldn't call it a horror/comedy either. Behind The Mask borders on being a mockumentary but a more apt description is that it is just a great film. It does exactly what we all want a movie to do, it draws you in and makes forget about everything else. Its a great escape and has garnered repeated viewings from myself ever since I discovered it.

The film stars Nathan Baesel as Lelise Vernon, an aspiring slasher who is planning his jump from small town legend to reality. Angela Goethals is an fledgling documentarian who Leslie has allowed "behind the scenes" to view and record his plans and processes. Scott Wilson (Walking Dead) and Robert Englund (needs no explanation) have roles in case you need more credibility to convince you to watch. The film is a great mix of humour and darkness with some 80's slasher nostalgia thrown in. The acting is well done and the story flows effortlessly. Clocking in around 90 minutes its not long before the twist of the ending is revealed and pure horror satisfaction is obtained. This is a great movie of all tastes of horror lovers and even non-horror lovers. Again it is just a very well done film and worthy of a watch. It has become one of my staples in my vast rotation of go to movies. It satisfies horror fans dark side of "Oh ya, that's how I would have done that too!" Just do me a favor and don't get caught taking notes.