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Is it Halloween yet? The video for Ryan Adams's latest track, "Gimme Something Good," is already getting us excited for October. The rocker enlisted Elvira (aka Cassandra Peterson) to star in the video, which shows him pining over the famed Mistress of the Dark. Peterson is 62, but we must say she's still got it . . . And she's definitely flaunting it. The song is catchy, but even if you're not into rock music, this video is creepily entertaining. Adams's next album is self-titled and due out on Sept. 9. Until then, check out the video below. »
Earlier this summer we reported that 88 Films will be releasing Graduation Day and Mother’s Day to Blu-ray in the UK, and now 1981′s Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone will also be given the UK high-definition treatment. Together, these three releases make up the first wave of 88 Films’ Slasher Classics Collection, and the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed!, has been included on Graduation Day‘s special features.
Graduation Day will hit Blu-ray in the UK on October 13th, while Mother’s Day will be available in the high-definition format sometime in early 2015. An official release date for Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone has not yet been announced. Below are two official press releases and a look at the Blu-ray cover art. The first release has full details on Graduation Day‘s special features, including the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed! (thanks to Blu-ray. »
- Derek Anderson
Released in 1981, Graduation Day has become a favourite of slasher movie fans thanks to its plasma-spurting set pieces, maniacal mystery-killer storyline and a cast of cult celebrities that includes Christopher George (City of the Living Dead), Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) and the perennially topless Scream Queen Linnea Quigley. Now set for a Blu-ray release, with a stunning print restored and re-mastered from a colourful 4k scan, from the folks at 88 Films, Graduation Day will arrive in the UK with an array of newly created special features from High Rising Productions including a new feature length documentary entitled Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed.
Hosted by the legendary Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer), this insightful investigation into the challenges of women working within a genre frequently associated with a masculine fanbase is unique in featuring all-female perspectives. Names that have been caught on camera for this epic expose »
- Phil Wheat
On April 30th 1954, a Finnish-American actress, showgirl and pin-up named Maila Nurmi sashayed down a dark corridor fogged with dry ice, stopped on cue and unleashed a bloodcurdling scream. She was sporting her best faux-Morticia Addams dress, vampy fingernails, long black hair and an imperious expression. After the introductory trance and shriek that began every episode of Kabc TV’s The Vampira Show, the host would recline on a skull-decorated Victorian couch and mockingly introduce one of any number of low-budget and no-budget horror films for her late-night television audience. Vampira was the first horror host in American television, appearing on the air only five short years after the station first signed on in Los Angeles.
“Screaming relaxes me so”
Though Vampira’s reign as »
A light-hearted but entertaining look back at the glory days of VHS tapes and those who still remain passionate about them today, Rewind This! is a near-perfect documentary. Rewind This! explores the historical impact of VHS and celebrates everything we love about the now-dormant format that lives on through the collectors who still pound the pavement in search of the perfect tape.
Directed by Josh Johnson, Rewind This! features a fantastic blend of informative interviews with those who were there firsthand when VHS forever changed the entertainment industry, including Charles Band, Lloyd Kaufman, Frank Henenlotter, Roy Frumkes, Cassandra Peterson and many others. Johnson uses his experts to lay the foundation and then fills in the gaps with an array of fan and collector interviewees that proves that even though VHS tapes are a thing of yesteryear, there may never be a format that will ever revolutionize home movie distribution the »
- Heather Wixson
Is Son of Ghostman a good flick Hell yes it is. Its inspired and its rewarding and trust me Its got big replay value. There are also enough quirky themes within the pic to craft an entertaining drinking game on the fly... which ironically enough goes against plenty of hipster frat boy douchebag stances introduced in the movie. But dont feel bad about knocking back a few while screening this little indie that could because its really all about fun. Having just wrapped Son of Ghostman Im going to keep the horror host theme alive. Its time to line up Elvira and the classic vamp flick weve all come to adore Fright Night. Youve got to love Peter Vincent right »
Review written by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Director: Dario Argento
It took me a while to warm up to Francis Ford Coppola’s take on Dracula from 1992. No cape, and morphing from an old guy in a geisha outfit to one of the Doobie Brothers in a Victorian pimp suit. I was accustomed to the refined stylings of Christopher Lee and Frank Langella. I’m glad, because even more takes on the classic vampire tale would follow, and being a purist just isn’t conducive to having an open mind.
There have been Italian vampire tales before, but never by the master of the giallo himself. I’ve got a good friend who summed up Italian horror cinema perfectly. »
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