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March 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Firestarter, The Love Witch, Z Nation Season 3

Well, I hope you guys have been saving your pennies, because there are a lot of great horror and sci-fi titles coming home on March 14th. Scream Factory is giving Firestarter the Collector’s Edition treatment this week, and both Drive-In Massacre and The Skull are being resurrected in HD as well.

If you missed them during their theatrical runs late last year, both The Love Witch and Paul Verhoeven’s award-winning thriller Elle are getting Blu-ray / DVD releases this Tuesday, and Demon Seed is making its way to Blu-ray as well (which I highly recommend watching if you haven't).

Other notable home entertainment titles for March 14th include Passengers, Z Nation Season 3, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, Stray Bullets, and The Man Who Could Cheat Death.

Drive-In Massacre (Severin Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

It was one of the few true slasher movies to pre-date Halloween and Friday The 13th,
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Rotterdam reveals Bright Future selection

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Rotterdam reveals Bright Future selection
Exclusive: Iffr reveals lineup and jury for programme focused on emerging filmmakers.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) (25 Jan – 5 Feb) has announced the full line-up of its Bright Future programme, including the titles that will compete for the Bright Future Award.

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The competition for the Bright Future Award 2017 consists of sixteen debut films, including Chinese documentary Children Are Not Afraid of Death, Children Are Afraid of Ghosts by Rong Guang Rong and Caroline Leone’s melancholy Brazilian road movie Pela Janela. Also competing are Belgian title Inside the Distance and German feature Self-Criticism Of A Bourgeois Dog.

The jury for the award will be made up of Italian film producer Marta Donzelli (Le Quattro Volte); Marleen Slot, Netherlands producer for Viking Film (Neon Bull) and chair of Film Producers Netherlands (Fpn); and Jean-Pierre Rehm, director of the French film festival Fid Marseille.

Outside of this competition, Bright Future also presents
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Massive Scream Factory rundown Review Part One: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, Village Of The Damned, The Hallow and More!!

Let’s be honest here: Scream Factory is a continuous machine, releasing genre favorites and various other films every year, with a strong emphasis on putting out films that horror fans have been dying to see given the deluxe treatment. From the early days of putting out awesome special editions of films like Halloween III and Lifeforce, to their ongoing partnership with IFC Midnight for releases such as The Babadook or Dark Summer, it’s a surefire fact that they’ve instilled an all across the board approach to the horror home video plateau. We dedicated a pretty hefty amount of time this past week to giving recent and upcoming Sf releases an in depth look, so naturally, here’s part one of our two-part our Massive Scream Factory rundown review!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (April 19th)

With a brand new 2K HD transfer and a large amount of special features,
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March 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Victor Frankenstein, Species II, The Tribe

March 8th has a bunch of home entertainment offerings for all you horror and sci-fi fans out there, including all three of the Species sequels from the fine folks at Scream Factory. The Tribe is also making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Victor Frankenstein arrives on both formats as well.

Other notable home entertainment titles for March 8th include They Came From the Ether, You’re Killing Me, Terminus, Bunni, Escape from the Insane Asylum and The Devil Knows His Own.

Species II (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!

When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and
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Cheerleader Camp (1989) review

Reviewed By: Chris Wright

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Cheerleader Camp (1989)

Directed By: John Quinn

Written By: David Lee Fein, R.L. O’Keiff

Starring: Betsy Russell (Alison), Leif Garrett (Brent), Lucinda Dickey (Cory), Lorrie Griffin (Bonnie), George Buck Flower (Pop), Travis McKenna (Timmy), Teri Weigel (Pamela), Rebecca Ferratti (Theresa Salazar), Vickie Benson (Ms. Tipton), Jeff Prettyman (Sheriff Poucher), Krista Pflanzer (Suzy)

Cheerleader Camp”, which has the alternate title “Bloody Pompoms”, is much better than some of the later slasher fare I have seen. The slasher boom was in the early 1980s but by the time the late 80s came around it seems the ideas were thin.

Cheerleader Camp” feels like a strange version of “Friday the 13th” in many aspects. While I do like the movie as a whole, it does have its issues. It could also be that I have a soft spot for slasher films as they were the first
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The Art of Being Shady and Shifty: The Top 10 Movie Weasels

There is something about getting a kick out of the sleazy celluloid cretins that feels rather intriguing. Whether these movie weasels are unctuous lawyers, abusive spouses or borderline bullies the concept of being a big screen weasel brings to mind some of the most colorful cast of conniving cohorts of misbehaving ever assembled. Okay…maybe that is a stretch as there are countless of other worthy weasels deserving of making a top ten list–probably even better known or notorious than the selection being presented currently.

Nevertheless, let’s check out the weasel-like wonders that movie audiences have learned to love or despise depending on the frame of mind in celebrating these shifty oddballs.

Note: The selections of The Art of Being Shady and Shifty: The Top 10 Movie Weasels featured below are presented in no particular preference or order:

1.) Igor from Young Frankenstein (1974)

Now how can anyone omit one of
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Debbie Rochon Talks Model Hunger and Her First Time Directing

There are perhaps no more prolific actresses out there than horror icon Debbie Rochon. She has a list of credits to her name over 230 movies long and it's always growing. But she recently completed filming her directorial debut, Model Hunger, and can't wait to unleash it on the world.

Model Hunger stars Lynn Lowry, Tiffany Shepis, Carmine Capobianco, Brian Fortune, Michael Thurber, Aurelio Voltaire, Suzi Lorraine, Babette Bombshell, Geri Horn and Jayne Caswell. Rochon also enlisted the talents of well-known composer Henry Manfredini (who did extensive work on the Friday the 13th series) and a crew that she described as the best of the best for creating Model Hunger.

With such an extensive acting career, one wonders why Rochon never directed in the past as she's been in the entertainment business for most of her adult life. What finally triggered that desire to get her working on the other side of the camera?
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Dan Bilzerian, 'Instagram's Biggest Playboy,' Reportedly Throws Janice Griffith Off Roof, Breaks Her Foot

Dan Bilzerian, aka ‘Instagram’s Biggest Playboy,’ reportedly threw porn star Janice Griffith off a roof of a Hollywood mansion and into a pool on Wednesday, resulting in her broken foot.

Bilzerian, “Actor, Astronaught, A—hole,” is a millionaire, bad boy, poker player who reached Internet stardom with his Instagram account. On any given day, Bilzerian will share photos of himself cleaning his gun collection, looking at expensive cars and posing with scantily clad models while surrounded by bricks of cash. He has almost 1.5 million followers on the photo sharing site and has been hailed as the most interesting man on Instagram.

Bilzerian shared the photo above on Wednesday, April 23, before the accident occurred. Griffith can be seen posing in the background, completely naked and playing ping-pong, while Bilzerian sits at a table cleaning his guns.

“I hate cleaning guns, but a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do [sic],” Bilzerian captioned the photo.
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Daniel Radcliff Gives Us a New Twist on a Twisted Character

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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliff is reinventing the time honored image of the mad scientist’s sidekick as a more refined Igor in the upcoming new interpretation of Frankenstein.

Bela Lugosi as Ygor

The character of Igor has become part of horror movie lore, thanks to horror film legend Bela Lugosi who played him in the Son of Frankenstein and the Ghost of Frankenstein (See picture above) as well as Marty Feldman who played the hilarious parody character Eye-Gore from Young Frankenstein. The first image that comes to mind of Igor is of a crazed, misshapen guy, dressed in peasant clothes. However, we’ll be getting a new interpretation of the character in director Paul McGuigan’s currently-filming Frankenstein.

Daniel Radcliff continues to distance himself from Harry Potter-type roles, and is taking on the part of Igor. However, he will be playing a more attractive and well-dressed version of the character.
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Get Ready to Spend Christmas at Draculas

Every now and again something so incredibly absurd and charming comes our way that we get excited to share it with you. Simon McKeon's new indie film Christmas at Draculas is just such a movie! Check out this trailer, and just try not to fall under its spell!

The film stars Conor Dwane (doing a damned fine Lugosi-inspired Count), Michael O. Dowd, Noelle Clarke, Jonathan O'Dwyer, Jerry O. Mullane, Art Kelleher, John Browne, Lorraine Comisky, Dave McGuire, Conor Slattery, and Lochlainn McKenna.

Synopsis

Told through the eyes of The Invisible Man, Count Dracula has hit rock bottom, so with the help of his noble companion Igor, he decides to throw the greatest Christmas party of all time. He invites The Wolf Man, Medusa, The Wicked Witch, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, and The Invisible Man. But when two killers arrive at the door, things slowly begin to spiral out of control.
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Mindy Newell: The Grandfather Paradox Gives Me A Headache

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Is time travel possible? Can history be changed?

Imagine you had a time machine and went back into the past. While there you meet and accidentally kill your grandfather before he got married and had kids, one of them your own parent. Then you automatically wipe out your own existence, right? But if you have never existed, then how do you go back in time and kill Grandpa?

This is called The Grandfather Paradox, and it is probably the most famous example of what is termed a temporal paradox. This scenario was first described by science fiction writer Rene Barjavel in his 1943 book, Le Voyager Imprudent – translated, The Imprudent Traveler. (I didn’t know that, either. I looked it up.)

The Grandfather Paradox is not exclusive to killing Gramps. The entire plotline of Back To Future depends on Marty, um, “pre”-uniting his parents after he inadvertently interfered with his father,
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Sarajevo unveils Competition line-up

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Sarajevo unveils Competition line-up
Feature film competition five world premieres and four regional premieres, including multi award-winner In Bloom.

The Sarajevo Film Festival (Sff), running August 16-24, has announced the Feature, Short and Documentary Competition titles comprising 50 films.

Selectors and the Sff team viewed 750 films from the region, including 200 feature films, 150 documentaries and 400 short and animated films.

Across the three Competition sections are 15 world, seven international and 18 regional premieres.

The main competition will feature five world premieres including Carmen, the first feature by Romanian director Doru Nitescu.

It is a family drama co-written by Tudor Voican, known for Periferic and Medal of Honour. The Filmex Romania production stars Doru Ana from Principles of Life, Adrian Titieni from Child’s Pose and Maia Morgenstern.

Greek director Dimitris Bavellas’ debut feature Runaway Day is a black-and-white film exploring how young Greeks feel lost in modern day Athens, a city under financial occupation. It starts Maria Skoula from Wasted Youth.

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The Week in Spandex - The Wolverine, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, Ninja Turtles, Deadpool, Venom, Arrow and more

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Wolverine, Kick-Ass 2, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Deadpool, Venom, Ninja Turtles, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Man of Steel, Arrow, Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Superman: Unbound, Ultimate Spider-Man and more...

Wolverine trailers... you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. Yes, 20th Century Fox's marketing department finally remembered this past week that they have a big-budget superhero blockbuster coming out in the summer by giving us our first look at Hugh Jackman's latest outing as the adamantium-clawed mutant Logan in director James Mangold's The Wolverine. Things got underway on Monday with the arrival of two posters (one of which looks like it's been put together via a "Your
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Once Upon a Time Round Table: "The Doctor"

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An identity was revealed and a true love lost forever on last Sunday's episode of Once Upon a Time.

What did you think of "The Doctor?" In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, Jim Garner, Nick McHatton and Christine Orlando break down the installment, from its best scenes to ideal love interests for Emma...

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?

Jim: I loved the final scene with Victor and Igor in his realm, the way everything was black and white except the heart that was from fairy tale realm.

Nick: Emma picking up that Hook was lying right away.

Christine: Henry and Charming at the stable was very sweet and normal. So unlike much of Storybrooke that it stood out for me.

Who would you pick as a love interest for Emma?

Jim: I though Pinocchio was already her love interest. Oh wait, that's right,
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Eaters: Rise Of The Dead DVD review

The end of the world: Italy. First the women died, then nearly everyone else died - and then, they began to come back...

You know the scene. The dead walk, the survivors are few, and to make things worse, they're all male. In an obscure corner of Italy, zombie hunters Igor (Alex Lucchesi) and Alen (Guglielmo Favilla) provide undead test subjects for the experiments of the rather twitchy research scientist Gyno (Claudio Marmugi). Gyno's main lab-rat, however, is Alen's girlfriend Alexis (Rosella Elmi), the only female not to have been entirely 'zombified' during the Great Epidemic - and perhaps the only chance of a cure and potential future for mankind.

Trouble lies ahead when the guys discover a healthy living girl who may provide part of the answer as to how the apocalypse came to be - and what exactly the mysterious Gyno is really up to back in the lab.
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Movie Barcode: An Entire Feature Film In One Image

Are you wondering what that mishmash of colors above means? I present to you Movie Barcode. This tumblr takes every frame of a film, stretches it out and presents a single image. I stumbled upon the site today, but the after a quick search realized /Film picked it up a month ago. I still want to share it with Tfs readers, as I think there a few gems here. Above, in one of the most colorful pieces, is The Lion King. Below you can check out The Matrix and then a list with links of all of them. Head over to the site to also buy prints.

Æon Flux (2005)

127 Hours (2010)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Single Man (2009)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Amélie / Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)

American Beauty (1999)

Antichrist (2009)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Astro Boy (2009)

Babel (2006)

Bambi (1942)

Basic Instinct (1992)

Batman Begins (2005)

Black Swan (2010)

Brazil (1985)

Breathless / À bout de souffle
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