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Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
The “Cassavetes/Rowlands” series ends on a real high note.
- Nick Newman
This gory, malevolent horror flick cuts freely between nightmare reality and vivid dreams, and is always icky
This slowburn Turkish shocker suggests what might have happened if Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’s philosophically inclined patrolmen had blundered into Eli Roth territory. We’re riding with a squad of grizzled law enforcers, halting their musky after-hours banter to provide backup in an ominously remote location: a gore-blasted museum of the macabre showcasing the year’s most warped costume and production design. Writer-director Can Evrenol’s cribs are blatant (don’t look now, there’s a Lucio Fulci bit) and Roth’s influence is felt in a punitive streak that hints these non-pc coppers are getting exactly what they deserve. Yet right through to his clever-bleak payoff, Evrenol finds forceful means of disconcerting us, cutting freely between nightmare reality and vivid dreams, forever landing on the ickiest of textures. Sensitive souls need not apply, »
- Mike McCahill
We have a busy week of horror and sci-fi entertainment releases to look forward to, especially for those of you cult and indie horror fans out there. Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci’s insane Cat in the Brain to Blu-ray, and the recent indie thriller Road Games is getting a release on July 12th as well, courtesy of Scream Factory. One of my personal favorites from 2016, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room arrives on both formats this Tuesday via Lionsgate, and Synapse Films is releasing the recent Creepshow documentary Just Desserts.
Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases for July 12th include Model Hunger, Slasher: Season One, 13 Cameras, the Steelbook edition of Blood and Black Lace, and Pop Art editions of The Birds, Psycho, and King Kong.
- Heather Wixson
Eibon Press has come out of practically nowhere to take the horror world by storm with their inaugural release of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie, an ass-stomping new collector’s comic series based on the classic film. The first eye-scorching issue ships later… Continue Reading →
The post Eibon Press – Release Dates, Announcements, and the Launch of VHS Comics! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Craig Lines Jul 6, 2016
From The Boxer's Omen to the genuine unpleasantness of Calamity Of Snakes, we take a look at a stomach-churning subgenre of cinema...
In 1975, Ho Meng Hua’s Black Magic cast its spell over Chinese audiences and summoned up a subgenre that produced some of the most extreme, esoteric and stomach-churning horror films of all time. Between the late 70s and early 80s, Chinese black magic movies were pumped out en masse, feeding audiences their fill of evil sorcery and twisted moralizing. The formula usually featured some poor schmuck enlisting a dark wizard to help them achieve something (more often than not, something sexual) and finding that the forces they’ve unleashed are more than they can handle. Cue the flamboyant special effects and abundant nudity.
These films took inspiration from authentic folk magic for their various spells and rituals which, sadly, means they frequently feature real animal slaughter. »
*We’ve been letting you fright fanatics know more about the Icons of Fright staffers, more specifically the ones who have joined the fold within the last year or so. Since Icons of Fright’s inception (2004!!), the site has had the privilege of having some really great writers and creators and before joining the team, I frequented it quite regularly as a reader, so I thought it would be a fun idea to let you know about the current crop. My good bud, Leonel VHS is highlighted on this one, so enjoy! –Jerry
Hailing from the Central Valley of California, my love for horror films began in 1982 at the age of eight when, because of curiosity, my father sat me down in front of the original Friday the 13th as both a cruel prank and as an attempt to scare me away from them altogether. Growing up in a strict »
- Leonel VHS
Across her diverse filmography, Blake Lively has hung tough against the menaces of gun-toting criminals (The Town, Hick, Savages), mean rich teens (Gossip Girl), aging (The Age of Adaline), moving away from your friends (the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films), and being in Green Lantern (Green Lantern). Yet her latest project — the watery survival flick The Shallows — will pit the actress against her deadliest foe yet. After a surfing incident strands the starlet on a solitary outcropping of rock, a hungry shark encircles her as the tide rises. Teen soap opera alumna vs. »
Eibon Press’ Zombie comic is a work of art. Lucio Fulci’s 1979 Dawn Of The Dead rip-off/companion flick/prequel Zombie (aka Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters) has been watched, re-watched, celebrated, written about, discussed and worshiped around the world for decades. In the confines of Italian cult film adoration, it’s a standard, sung so many times…
- Chris Alexander
Well, guess what? Today is Lucio Fulci’S Birthday! And Eibon Press, publisher of the gut-munching Lucio Fulci’s Zombie comic series, has a special present for all the fans! Eibon co-founder Shawn Lewis explains… “So we did our inventory this week,… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Eibon Press co-founder Stephen Romano talks Zombie comic. We reported here about Stephen Romano and Shawn Lewis’ incredible new horror comics imprint Eibon Press and their dedication to adapting the iconic work of beloved Italian genre film God Lucio Fulci. Today, following the pre-sale of their first issue, Lucio Fulci’S Zombie #1, Romano supplied…
The post Exclusive: Stephen Romano Talks Fulci Zombie Comic appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
Eibon Press brings Lucio Fulci to comic fans – Love Lucio Fulci? Love horror comics? Then you’re sure to love what the guys over at Eibon Press are cooking up for you. The company (named after the iconic book of evil featured in Fulci’s The Beyond) have launched a new series of books based on some of the Godfather of Gore’s most beloved films. Collectors will be able to get their grubby little gore-stained mitts on awesome looking versions of Fulci’s zombie epics Zombie and The Gates of Hell starting on June 10 (when the official site opens for pre-orders). Don’t delay, because each issue is limited to 1,000 copies – meaning these amazing adaptations are going to become collector’s items sooner rather than later. For more info...
- Mike Bracken
A faux sequel to Lucio Fulci’s Zombie, which was itself a faux sequel to Dawn of the Dead, Italian filmmaker Marino Girolami’s Zombie Holocaust (later released as Doctor Butcher M.D.) is something of a cult gem in the horror world,… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
This writer worships the films of Lucio Fulci. I have since I first discovered their existence in the pages of Fangoria and especially its sister magazine Gorezone, where Chas. Balun’s immortal “Piece O’ Mind” column turned so many of us on to the Italian director’s once undervalued, imaginative and outrageous vision. Balun particularly…
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- Chris Alexander
Lucio Fulci’s Cat In The Brain (1990) screens Midnights this weekend (June 3rd and 4th) at The Moolah Theater and Lounge (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63108) as part of Destroy the Brain’s monthly Late Night Grindhousefilm series.
After Zombie, The Beyond, House By The Cemetery, and Gates Of Hell, Cat In The Brain will be the fifth film from famed Italian director Lucio Fulci that the guys at Destroy the Brain has shown at their monthly Late Night Grindhouse midnight series, and the only one I did not see at the drive-in multiple times in the early ‘80s. It never played St. Louis theaters when it was new. Director Lucio Fulci stars in Cat In The Brain as a famous Italian horror director named…Lucio Fulci! After years and years of witnessing gruesome horror sequences, it becomes hard for Mr. Fulci to separate reality from fiction and he often hallucinates about committing violent murders, »
- Tom Stockman
Cat In The Brain returns to theaters. Lovers of fantastic cinema worldwide still mourn the passing of the late, visionary Italian genre filmmaker Lucio Fulci, a director who found great fame in the 1970s making violent, hallucinatory thrillers, westerns and horror film and who forever locked his cult with his “golden age” series of extreme,…
- Chris Alexander
Late Nite Grindhouse has teamed up with our good friends over at Grindhouse Releasing to get a sneak preview of their new restoration of Lucio Fulci’s meta-psychological 1990 film, Cat in the Brain (aka. Nightmare Concert) for our June show!
If you have seen other films directed by Lucio Fulci like The Beyond, House by the Cemetery, Zombie or City of the Living Dead at our previous Late Nite Grindhouse shows, be sure to check out Cat in the Brain. While it wasn’t the gore-meister’s final film, some would say it was one of his last great entries into his filmography. Simply put, Cat in the Brain is an insane film that is difficult to describe. Fulci is a horror filmmaker, as he is in real life, who is driven by violent visions and feels like he is losing his grip on reality. After seeing a psychotherapist, Fulci’s mental vulnerability is exposed. »
- Andy Triefenbach
This summer, Grindhouse Releasing will unleash a three-disc Blu-ray of Cat in the Brain—directed by and starring Lucio Fulci—and they will also bring the horror film to cities nationwide with a theatrical re-release beginning in June and ending in August:
Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. — Grindhouse Releasing has set a July 12 street date for the new deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s nightmare classic Cat In The Brain. The movie will be touring theaters all over the U.S. this summer, starting June 2.
Cat In The Brain is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as Psycho, Strait-jacket, Eraserhead and Fellini’s 8 1/2. Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of Zombie and The Beyond, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness »
- Derek Anderson
One of Lucio Fulci’s finest, Cat in the Brain is getting a whole lot of love courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing; and we have your details right here. Dig it! From the Press Release: Grindhouse Releasing has set a July 12… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
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
Fans of Lucio Fulci rejoice! It looks like the films of the ‘Godfather of Gore’ will be providing inspiration for an exclusive set of comic books, courtesy of Eibon Press – a collaboration between acclaimed Shock Festival writer Stephen Romano and Black Devil Doll creator Shawn Lewis.
Per Dread Central, their aim is “to make owning and collecting horror comics cool again” by releasing single-issue comic books in super limited “Prestige Editions,” which will feature premium printing and innovative packaging never before seen in the history of comics.
Romano has compared their comic books to rare albums, which means copies will be impressively packaged and super limited.
“You know all that awesome stuff they’re doing with posters and vinyl soundtracks at places like Mondo? Well, that’s what we’re bringing to comics. Each and every issue of each and every title will come encased in a specially-designed album jacket-style »
- Kieran Fisher
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