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Mill of the Stone Women (German import)

13 hours ago | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Mad doctors! Mortiferous maidens! Horrifying hallucinations! A key early Euro-horror and one of the very first in color, this French-Italian production is a medical horrorshow crossed with a folk tale -- its centerpiece is a vintage carillon attraction in an old mill; creepy Scilla Gabel is the minatory seducer who bridges the gap between life and death. Mill of the Stone Women Region B Blu-ray Subkultur / Media Target Distribution GmbH 1960 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 90, 95, 96 min. / Die Mühle der versteinerten Frauen / Street Date June 30, 2016 / Amazon.de Eur 24,99 Starring Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel, Wolfgang Preiss, Robert Boehme, Dany Carrel Cinematography Pier Ludovico Pavoni Production Designer Arrigo Equini Film Editor Antonietta Zita Original Music Carlo Innocenzi Written by Remigio Del Grosso, Giorgio Ferroni, Ugo Liberatore, Giorgio Stegani from Flemish Stories by Peter Van Weigen (possibly apocryphal) Produced by Giampaolo Bigazzi Directed by Giorgio Ferroni

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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- Glenn Erickson

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Psychopath (1966)

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With the advent and huge success of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), studios were quick to hop aboard the killer train. Out were the outsized monsters of the ’50s, in were mama’s boys and socially maligned women dealing with sins of the past. Dementia 13 (’63) and No Way to Treat a Lady (’67) are just a sample of the ’60s horror films that focused on smaller scale, human dilemmas, regardless of how twisted they may be. One film that seems to have been misplaced in the schizoid shuffle is Freddie FrancisThe Psychopath (1966), a lean little thriller that acts as a gateway for one of the most revered European horror sub-genres: the giallo.

Of course, Psycho plays a major part in this association; the Italian-originated giallo wallowing in mysteries of the mind shot through with a razor-sharp emphasis on the visceral, stemming from a psychological need, a desire, to fix wrongs, »

- Scott Drebit

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Ranked: All 22 Mario Bava Movies

18 July 2016 7:26 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Ranked: All 22 Mario Bava Movies Unknowingly, I first encountered director/cameraman Mario Bava (1914–1980) in the summer of 1999 when the Sci-Fi Channel aired the final episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 featuring the superhero film Danger: Diabolik. In that condescending context the film didn’t really make an impact, but a few years later in college…

The post Ranked: All 22 Mario Bava Movies appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Max Evry

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[Giallo July] What is Giallo and As A Horror Fan, Why Should I Care?

8 July 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

For the month of July, contributing writers of DestroytheBrain.com will be watching, reviewing and commenting on giallo cinema. We will be covering the sub-genre from a beginner’s angle and on the assumption that the majority of our readers are not aware of this giallo. Later on in the month, we will be getting into recent films that celebrate the idea of gialli cinema. Thanks for reading!

How Does One Get Into Giallo Cinema?

When I was mass exploring the VHS & DVD territories of horror cinema in the 90’s and into the mid-2000’s, most of my film discoveries were American horror films. Yes, there were some films, as I would later come to find, that were imports from Italy but when I watched those, I just figured there was bad dubbing and didn’t take into play that they were re-edited foreign films. In the early 2000’s, I »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Movie Review – The Neon Demon (2016)

7 July 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Neon Demon, 2016.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Desmond Harrington and Keanu Reeves.

Synopsis:

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Style over substance – the go-to phrase poured over Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent works as the director showcased his grandiose artistic endeavours while perhaps never giving his written work quite so much love and affection. With The Neon Demon however those fears can be laid to rest, as this is his richest and most compelling work since Bronson. From the mesmerising opening moments, as colours twinkle and cascade across the credits, you are summoned into his new whirlwind of lucid images and blushing textures that hypnotises you and never let’s go, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Arrow Video Unveils New Blu-ray / DVD Cover Art for Microwave Massacre

6 July 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jackie Vernon may be remembered by many for being the voice of Frosty the Snowman, but horror fans know him as Donald, a frustrated husband who develops a taste for fellow humans in Microwave Massacre. In August, Arrow Video will release the cult 1983 horror film on Blu-ray / DVD, and they recently revealed new face-melting cover art for the special release, as well as an updated bonus features list for The Bloodstained Butterfly Blu-ray / DVD:

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in August...

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

They Came For Dinner...To Find They Were It!!

Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging »

- Derek Anderson

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And The Winner Is ...

5 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Last week we ofered up a $100 Amazon gift card to whichever ScreenAnarchy user posted the article that charted highest in our Love It rankings for the week - a ranking system that incorporates up votes, social shares, comments and page loads - and our winner for the week was Robert Segedy with this post charting the thirteen top films of Mario Bava! So congratulations to Robert! We're going to be doing this contest again this week - though this time the prize will be a $100 Netflix gift card - so get your typing fingers all warmed up and hit the contribute button up above! And remember to check out the different sort options on the content here to see what the hottest (and...

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July 5th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blood And Black Lace, Cabin Fever, Holidays

4 July 2016 6:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tuesday, July 5th is looking to be a busy start to another month of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases as there seems to be something for everyone coming to Blu-ray and DVD this week. Arrow Video has given Mario Bava’s Giallo classic Blood and Black Lace the royal treatment with their new two-disc special edition release and for those of you in the mood for an anthology film, Holidays is making its way to DVD on Tuesday.

Other notable titles arriving on July 5th include The Pack, the Cabin Fever remake, The Levenger Tapes, Circle and two different editions of Parasyte – Maxim: Collection 2.

Blood and Black Lace: Two-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu/DVD)

Six Models. Six Victims For A Crazed Masked Killer. The Cristian Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models... and backstabbing... and blackmail... and drug deals... and Murder.

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- Heather Wixson

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Blood and Black Lace

2 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Mario Bava turns from spooky gothic tales to a relentlessly violent murder spree in the glossy world of high fashion. The large cast gives us a fistful of prime suspects, while the main draw is Bava's powerful direction and razor-keen images - and in this excellent transfer, the colors can only be described as hallucinatory. Blood and Black Lace Blu-ray + DVD Arrow Video U.S. 1964 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 89 min. / Sei donne per l'assassino / available through Mvd Entertainment / Street Date July 5, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante Dipaolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi, Lea Lander, Massimo Righi, Francesca Ungaro, Giuliano Raffaelli, Harriet White Medin. Cinematography Ubaldo Terzano Editor Mario Serandrei Original Music Carlo Rustichelli Written by Marcello Fondato, Giuseppe Barilla, Mario Bava Produced by Alfredo Mirabile, Massimo Patrizi <Directed by Mario Bava

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

When Arrow Video released a U.K. Blu-ray »

- Glenn Erickson

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Microwave Massacre and The Bloodstained Butterfly Release Details from Arrow Video

29 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Arrow Video has sent us details on their two upcoming releases in August, the cheesy Microwave Massacre and the giallo film, The Bloodstained Butterfly. As usual, the team at Arrow Video will be packing both releases with all sorts of special features. Read on for all the details.

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray + DVD] (August 16th)

They Came For Dinner…To Find They Were It!!

Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life – his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals – when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. »

- Andy Triefenbach

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"Arrow Video" (Us) August 2016 Releases

28 June 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of "Arrow Video" in the Us with several new home video titles available August 2016, including "Microwave Massacre" on Blu-ray + DVD, August 16, 2016 and "The Bloodstained Butterfly" on Blu-ray + DVD, August 23, 2016:

"Microwave Massacre", (Blu-ray + DVD, August 16, 2016) stars stand-up comedian, actor Jackie Vernon as 'Donald', a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for 'haute cuisine' drives him insane. 

"Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals.

"Eschewing all notions of good taste, 'Microwave Massacre' is an exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from Vernon..."

Director-approved Special Edition Contents Include:

- Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative

- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

- Original mono audio (uncompressed Pcm »

- Michael Stevens

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Top Thirteen Films of Maria Bava

28 June 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Top Thirteen Films of Mario Bava “Movies are a magician's forge, they allow you to build a story with your hands--at least, that's what it means to me. What attracts me in movies is to be presented with a problem and be able to solve it. Nothing else; just to create an illusion, an effect, with almost nothing.” –Mario Bava      Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo.  His father was a cinematographer in the early days of Italian cinema.  Bava made his film debut in the early 1940’s working on films that featured such names as Gina Lollobrigida, Steve Reeves and Aldo Fabrizi.  Bava was thrust into the position of director when then current...

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Demons (1985)

21 May 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them. – Pauline Kael.

The above quote from the late, legendary American film critic Kael was most certainly not referring to Lamberto Bava’s Demons (1985), but a lot of films in our beloved genre bow to this description. Demons is great trash – it wants nothing more to assault your senses with a barrage of images and sound for 88 minutes before you even know what hit you, and does so while breathing that rarified Italian air.

But I’m sure she was referring to a film like Demons – one made with a ton of style, by a filmmaker impassioned with his chosen topic, as ridiculous as that plays on the screen. And make no mistake, Demons is ridiculous; as a matter of fact, it starts there before rapidly ascending to the sublime. »

- Scott Drebit

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Rabid Dogs Remake Blu-ray / DVD Special Features Revealed

20 May 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory has announced all of the special features to be included in the June 14th Blu-ray / DVD release of the remake of Mario Bava’s Rabid Dogs, including a “Making Of” featurette, cast interviews, and more special goodies fans of the IFC Midnight film can look forward to:

Press Release: After their armed bank robbery goes haywire, three criminals take their hostages—a young woman, a father, and his sick daughter—on a berserk, blood-spattered road trip.  Rabid Dogs, the chilling remake of the 1974 Mario Bava cult classic Kidnapped, makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut June 14th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Starring Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded, Dante 01), Laurent Lucas (Calvaire) and Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach , The Backwoods), Rabid Dogs comes loaded with over two hours of bonus feature, including the feature-length “Making of Rabid Dogs”, interviews with the cast, and an effects, weapons, »

- Tamika Jones

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Scream Factory and IFC Midnight Head on the Road with Rabid Dogs

20 May 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

French filmmaker Éric Hannezo’s Rabid Dogs, the chilling remake of the 1974 Mario Bava cult classic Kidnapped, makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut June 14, 2016, from Scream Factory and IFC Midnight; and we’ve got all the release details for… Continue Reading →

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- John Squires

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Bava’s Kidnapped Gets Remake Treatment With Rabid Dogs; Hitting DVD/Bluray This June Via Scream Factory/IFC Midnight

19 May 2016 6:32 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Based on Mario Bava’s 1974 film Kidnapped, Éric Hannezo put together on intense ride, with Rabid Dogs, a thriller that goes for the jugular and never lets up for a single second. Now, thanks to Scream Factory and IFC Midnight, the shocking film will hit DVD/Bluray on June 14th, complete with not only a feature-length making of, but quite a few additional special features as well. Sign me up!

On the main avenue of a crowded city, Sabri (Guillaume Gouix, The Returned), grips the steering wheel of his car, eyes fixed anxiously on the bank entrance opposite… Then, there’s a sudden explosion, and three masked men race to the car, loaded with stolen cash. Unfortunately, everything is about to go wrong. With the cops right behind them, the car crashes and their boss is killed. Sabri and his accomplices are forced to run. The desperate criminals will stop »

- Jerry Smith

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[Cannes Review] The Neon Demon

19 May 2016 6:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The problem in trying to critically assess Nicolas Winding Refn’s putrid atrocity of a film The Neon Demon is that regardless how much outrage is thrown at it, Winding Refn invariably wins, since that’s exactly what he’s after. The director has set out to make the most repellently misogynistic film imaginable, yet he’s disguised it as a postmodern feminist satire. By shattering every possible taboo, the film is supposed to be an attack against the very thing it represents. Really, though, any semblance of commentary is simply a posture for Winding Refn to cover his ass. This isn’t a case of épater les bourgeois, nor is The Neon Demon qualitatively comparable to the works of Paul Verhoeven or Harmony Korine – it’s much, much too stupid for that.

Set in Los Angeles, that signifier city for all things superficial, The Neon Demon aspires to be »

- Giovanni Marchini Camia

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Cannes 2016: Nicolas Winding Refn Says Alien Ripped Off Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires

18 May 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Italian filmmaker Mario Bava has had a whole lot more influence on horror cinema than he often gets credit for, and as many fans have pointed out over the years, his 1971 film A Bay of Blood (aka Twitch of… Continue Reading →

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- John Squires

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Nicolas Winding Refn on How ‘Alien’ Ripped Off Mario Bava’s ‘Planet of the Vampires’

18 May 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Introducing Italian director Mario Bava’s 1965 “Planet of the Vampires,” prior to its Cannes Classics screening in a freshly restored 4K print, B-movie maniac Nicolas Winding Refn had the following news for the fanboys.

Planet of the Vampires” is the film that Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon stole from to make ‘Alien.’ We found the elements, we have the evidence tonight. This is the origin!” he said.

Refn, who came to tubthump “Vampires” prior to the world preem of his “The Neon Demon,” is clearly the biggest Mario Bava fanboy of them all.

“It is a truly great film,” he enthused. “It’s melodramatic; it’s operatic; it’s campy; has great music; leather costumes; space ships; it has really wacky dialogue in Italian that does not make any sense.”

The film’s 4K restoration came about after he suggested it to Italian maverick producer Fulvio Lucisano, who »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Arrow Video to Release Microwave Massacre and The Bloodstained Butterfly on Us and UK Blu-rays

6 May 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While Jackie Vernon is remembered by many for his stand-up comedy and for being the voice of Frosty the Snowman, cult horror fans know him as Donald, a frustrated husband who develops a taste for human flesh in 1983’s Microwave Massacre. The horror comedy will be released this summer on Blu-ray / DVD in the Us and UK by Arrow Video, who will also release 1971’s The Bloodstained Butterfly on home media with a new 4K restoration.

While the full release details for the Us Blu-ray / DVDs of Microwave Massacre and The Bloodstained Butterfly have yet to be revealed, we do have a look at the lists of special features for the UK editions, which should feature extras similar to what Us fans can enjoy.

In the UK, Arrow Video will release Microwave Massacre on Blu-ray / DVD on August 15th, followed by an August 22nd Blu-ray / DVD release of The Bloodstained Butterfly. »

- Derek Anderson

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