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For the 2014 edition of Coffin Couture’s Holiday Gift Guide, I thought I would offer up some pretty sweet riffs on traditional “no really, you shouldn’t have” gifts like socks, scarves and underwear, as well as some other stuff that you’re going to want to score for yourself or that special someone that has a thing for cranky Old Saint Krampus.
My scarf collection nearly rivals my shoe collection. And that’s saying something since until a recent purge, I owned approximately 50 pairs of kicks. I know, first world problems are a bitch. So up first on my list is a scarf that make all my other scarves turn green with envy from Austin-based purveyors of cool stuff, Middle of Beyond. Even Lovecraft himself would lust after Mob’s “Cthulhu” scarf (above, $29.99). Check out all of Mob’s awe-inspiring knitwear and other ungodly goods over at their official site. »
- Cherry Bombed
Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art Lafleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Biff Manard, Miguel Fernandes | Written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Directed by Charles Band
It is fair to say that Charles Band makes some interesting movies, most of them B-movies with a cult charm. As fans we love them for this very fact, whether it’s the brave move to just go for the fun instead of high quality drama, or sometimes and often more rarely actually being a surprisingly good movie. 88 Films are releasing one of these on Blu-ray in the form of Trancers, a movie that borrows a lot from Bladerunner but adds a time travelling concept that for its time was quite smart.
- Paul Metcalf
Stuart Gordon shot his first film, 1985's much beloved gorefest Re-Animator, in Los Angeles but then decamped to Italy to shoot Dolls, his second movie and second terror tale. While there, Gordon was also taken down a peg, or 12, by a local craftsman. "They didn’t shoot sound in Italy, they weren't used to that," says Gordon, whose other directing credits include From Beyond, Castle Freak, and 2005's William H. Macy-starring Edmond. "I remember there was one day when I was shooting something and there was a carpenter hammering in the background, working on another one of our sets—hammering and sawing. »
- Clark Collis
Though not exactly horror, Stuart Gordon originally directed this 1989 rock ’em sock ’em robots flick for Charles Band’s Empire Pictures before they went bankrupt during the production. Two years later, the world was finally gifted with Robot Jox. Twenty-six… Continue Reading →
In the late 90s/early 2000′s there was a distinct new trend in the horror genre: that of “urban horror”. A genre that brought urban black cinema, and all-black casts, together with the horror genre in much the same way as it did in the 70s during the blaxploitation era. Whilst films like Bones and Vampire in Brooklyn (despite being something of a critical failure) had iconic stars such as Snoop Dogg and Eddie Murphy respectively, it was smaller movies such as Rusty Cundieff’s Tales From the Hood that had all the ideas (if you haven’t seen Tales… you should really track it down).
- Phil Wheat
Earlier this week, Scream Factory announced a few of their upcoming titles, and just because they like to make horror fans’ hearts skip a beat or two, they’ve now announced Four additional titles. Personally, I love the variety of the recent announcements, with horror comedies thrown in there as well, because let’s face it: things can’t be gloomy all of the time. It really shows Sf’s varying tastes when to genre films, and films like Vampire’S Kiss, High Spirits and Ghoulies/Ghoulies II are four films that I’ve always liked. As a kid, anything that Empire/Full Moon released, I was there, and though the cover art for Ghoulies scared the living hell out of me, the actual film and its sequel gave fans good times. Plus, is there really ever a Nicolas Cage freakout movie that is on par with the wackiness of Vampire’S Kiss? »
- Jerry Smith
A couple of 80’s (dare I say) classics are heading our way from those fine folks at Scream Factory.
‘Ghoulies’ and ‘Ghoulies 2′ both from the demented mind of Charles Band will be getting the Blu-ray treatment at some point next year. Nothing confirmed at this point other than the fact the the releases will be occurring.
Since it’s Scream Factory you know they’ll be top notch releases though. If you are not familiar with … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
With the ability to seemingly pop up anywhere, they made some viewers in the ’80’s a little wary of stepping foot in their bathrooms, and now the little demonic creatures are getting a high-definition upgrade. Scream Factory has announced they are bringing Ghoulies and Ghoulies II to Blu-ray for the first time next spring, so fans should dig out their W.A.S.P. cassettes and gear up for practical effects aplenty.
Scream Factory revealed they will release Ghoulies and Ghoulies II as a Blu-ray double feature, similar to their upcoming Blacula / Scream, Blacula, Scream release. An official debut date and bonus features have yet to be revealed, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.
For those unfamiliar with the films, the first Ghoulies follows a group of young adults dealing with small, rambunctious demons after they invoke them in a black magic ceremony at a mansion. In the sequel, »
- Derek Anderson
Over at Scream Factory, it's Shocktober and the company is continuing with its rollout out of new title announcements. The Facebook page for Scream dropped a fun little scoop:
Our month-long "Shocktober" celebration continues with two more films to reveal. 1984’s Ghoulies and its 1988 sequel Ghoulies II (Both from Empire Films/Charles Band) will make their debut on the Blu-ray format next Spring as a double-feature!
The post The Ghoulies Films Are Now Getting the Scream Factory Treatment appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Anybody who knows me is already privy to the fact that I am a Full Moon fanatic. Everything from the Empire days to the recent output, I’m a massive fan of Charles Band’s always entertaining lineup of films, so this new announcement has me (and hopefully you) smiling from ear to ear. Always one to try new things and to think outside of just releasing films, Band and co. have now announced Full Moon Tunes, a comprehensive, massive library of rare (or previously unavailable) soundtracks to the company’s films throughout the years. For both Full Moon fans And soundtrack lovers, this is quite the good news, as a lot of films released by Band have had very ambitious and entertaining music. The site’s just starting out, so there is currently around 18-19 different soundtracks available so far, but many more are in the works. I know »
- Jerry Smith
Reviewed By Chris Wright, Morehorror.com
Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)
Directed By: Charles Band
Starring: Kip Canyon (Danny), Jean Louise O’Sullivan (Beth), Oto Benzina (Freuhoffer), Scott King (Moebius), Brad Potts (Seargent Stone), Kurt Sinclair (Major Collins), Stephanie Sanditz (Uschi), Paul Thomas Arnold (General Porter), Terumi Shimazu (Ozu)
Nothing says “Full Moon” like the “Puppet Master” franchise. I am always surprised they come out with a new film and we are already up to the tenth entry! I have had mixed feelings about this franchise and this movie is no different. While it is better than the ninth installment, it is lacking the magic the first films had. Charles Band returns to write and direct this entry.
The movie continues where the previous movie left off. Danny and Beth have discovered that the Nazis have Tunneler and want to extract the serum from him to create super soldiers. »
Delirium Magazine #4
The last time Charles Band and co. brought their “D-Day of the B-Movies” signing to Burbank’s Dark Delicacies, fans showing up to snag a signed copy of the then newly released third issue of Delirium Magazine (a joint collaboration between band and Fangoria Editor Chris Alexander), were treated to appearances by Trancers stars Tim Thomerson and Megan Ward, as well as writers/actors/directors like C. Courtney Joyner (Trancers III, Lurking Fear), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and many others.
The event is headed back to Dark Delicacies on September 27th for the release of Delirium Magazine #4, and this time, Band is bringing along some new faces!
Appearing: Nivek Ogre (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Murderball, singer of Skinny Puppy), Mindy Robinson (King Of The Nerds, V/H/S 2 , Gingerdeadman Vs. Evil Bong), Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus (Writer), Masters Of Horror (Writer/ Creator), Stephen King’S Sleepwalkers »
- Jerry Smith
Dolls is the latest cult horror title to receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray treatment from Scream Factory and they’ve provided us with the final list of bonus features for the November 11th release:
“Do you like handmade puppets, toy soldiers, ballerinas and dolls? Charming elderly toymaker Gabriel Hartwicke and his wife Hilary have the perfect play toys just for you! From celebrated cult filmmaker Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), executive producer Charles Band, producer Brian Yuzna (Society) and screenwriter Ed Naha (Troll) comes a campy, horror cult classic that combines the pint-sized playmates of childhood with bone-chilling fun. The 1987 horror film Dolls is a bloody good terror trap that delivers its frights, fun and fantastic effects in equal measure. The film stars Stephen Lee (The Pit and the Pendulum), Guy Rolfe (Puppet Master III, Mr. Sardonicus), Hilary Mason (Don’t Look Now), Ian Patrick Williams (Re-Animator), Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (From Beyond »
- Jonathan James
At the San Diego Comic-Con back in July, Scream Factory announced that Stuart Gordon's Dolls would soon be getting the Collector's Edition Blu-ray treatment, and today full details have revealed all the stuffing that'll be found inside the release. Read on!
From the Press Release
Do you like handmade puppets, toy soldiers, ballerinas, and dolls? Charming elderly toymaker Gabriel Hartwicke and his wife, Hilary, have the perfect play toys just for you!
From celebrated cult filmmaker Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), executive producer Charles Band, producer Brian Yuzna (Society), and screenwriter Ed Naha (Troll), comes a campy, horror cult classic that combines the pint-sized playmates of childhood with bone-chilling fun. The 1987 horror film Dolls is a bloody good terror trap that delivers its frights, fun, and fantastic effects in equal measure. The film stars Stephen Lee (The Pit and the Pendulum), Guy Rolfe (Puppet Master III, Mr. Sardonicus), Hilary Mason (Don »
- John Squires
The 1992 Full Moon flick Doctor Mordrid starring Jeffrey Combs was originally intended to be a Doctor Strange movie. Unfortunately, the rights reverted back to Marvel before Charles Band could get the film made.
With an actual Doctor Strange movie in the works, it seems fitting Band would give his pseudo-take on the character the Blu-ray treatment.
Re-Animator’s Jeffrey Combs dons his finest Doctor Strange lounge-wear to play enigmatic interdimensional sorcerer/New York landlord Dr. Anton Mordrid, sworn to protect our world by guarding the gates of the fourth dimension from his mortal enemy, the diabolical warlock Kabul (Brian Thompson, "The X-Files"), while also finding the time to for a little romance with a pretty police research consultant tenant (Yvette Nipar, “Robocop: The Series”).
After the success of their recent web series Trophy Heads, Full Moon Entertainment has decided to fire up another... and this time they're resurrecting one of their most beloved characters to do so. Be prepared for Killjoy's Psycho Circus.
Bringing back the director of the past two Killjoy films, John Lechago, as well as stars Trent Haaga and Victoria DeMare, and adding on Al Burke and Tai Chan Ngo, Killjoy's Psycho Circus promises to be more of the crazy insanity that made audiences fall in love with the clown and his merry troop in the past.
As with Trophy Heads, Killjoy's Psycho Circus will be released in several segments to allow Charles Band and the rest of the Full Moon production team a chance to present the film in a cliffhanger-type series. Then, after the initial web series has run its course, the film will eventually be released in its entirety. »
- Scott Hallam
With the 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention kicking off later this week, we thought this would be a perfect time to give all you Midwest genre fans a look at all the happenings going down at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (Rosemont, Il) from Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th.
And if you’ll be attending Flashback Weekend, be sure and say hi as Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson will be on hand co-hosting alongside Steve “Capone” Prokopy from Ain’t It Cool News and Wgn Radio’s Nick Digilio, and will also be bringing some horror goodies to share throughout the weekend!
Friday, August 8, 2014
12:00Pm – 8:00Pm Registration Booth Open
3:00Pm – 8:45Pm Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)
4:00Pm – 8:45Pm Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
5:00Pm Robert Englund Freddy Krueger Makeup Photo-Ops (Balmoral Room)* Line-up according to your assigned number outside of Balmoral »
- Jonathan James
With the 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention just right around the corner, legendary special effects artist Robert Kurtzman recently shared some cool photos of the make-up appliances that he’ll be using next weekend when Robert Englund is transformed into Freddy Krueger one last time.
And for those of you who may have missed the original announcement, Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for one final time, courtesy of Kurtzman who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself on Friday, August 8th. Fans in attendance at Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op that evening which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.
Later that evening, »
- Heather Wixson
One of the cooler pieces of news to come out of Comic-Con was the announcement by Charles Band of Full Moon Entertainment and Brian Seaton of Action Lab Comics about their partnership to create a comic book series based on the Puppet Master saga.
That's news hotter than Torch's right hand!
The Puppet Master comic series will be written and edited by Shawn Gabborin, famed for his work on Snowed In and Fracture. The artwork will be done by Michael DaSacco.
You can watch the official Comic-Con announcement in the video below.
You may remember Puppet Master making a brief, six-issue foray into the comic world many full moons ago in 1990, but this new partnership will allow Charles Band to bring Blade and all his fellow nightmarish brethren back to the shelves of your favorite comic shop in 2015.
And for those of you using Full Moon Streaming, be sure to »
- Scott Hallam
There were quite a few announcements that went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International convention this past week, and though Hall H gave comic book fans tons of Marvel comics/films stuff regarding their upcoming slate, one of the other halls gave genre fans the announcement that really caught my attention (not being able to attend this year, I can settle for press releases). Action Lab Comics (Night of the ’80s Undead, Ghost Town) has partnered up with Charles Band and Full Moon Features to bring horror fans a brand new Puppet Master comic book series (there was a limited series in 1990 from Eternity Comics), written by Snowed In’s Shawn Gabborin and art hand-picked by Band.
Personally, as a fan of not only comics but of the Puppet Master series, I can’t wait to check out whatever devilish adventures are in store for Blade, Pinhead »
- Jerry Smith
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