12 items from 2014
Living in a world where any information regarding all things genre is readily available at our fingertips can be great. However, there is something special about holding, opening, and reading an actual magazine. It takes you back to the days of your youth, where you couldn’t wait to get your hands on every magazine that you could possibly want. Magazines like Fangoria, Gorezone and various others had each page plastered with gory pictures, mind-blowing interviews, and ads for stuff that you actually wanted. Thanks to those who keep the magazine game alive and well, we still have plenty to read, and can revisit those days over and over again.
The newest addition to the group of magazines devoted to the genres that we all know and love, is Delirium magazine. Brought to us by not only Charlie Band and the folks at Full Moon, Delirium is also fronted by Fangoria Editor in Chief, »
We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.
The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »
Wow. Just a month in and this regular post dedicated to the - shall we say - more idiosyncratic, less delicate of movies (or shall we just say “gory horrors and not-quite-b-movies”) has the splendid fortune of getting to review Stuart Gordon’s tongue-in-cheek classic, Re-Animator.
Produced by Brian Yuzna, the warped individual behind the brutal class satire/mutant cannibalism jaunt Society, and starring that rubber-faced icon of the midnight movie, Jeffrey Combs, this remains one of the crowning glories of 80s cult film-making. Re-Animator's essentially an outlandish, sillier take on Hp Lovecraft’s spin on the Frankenstein mad-scientist story, and Combs, who you’ll undoubtedly know from such box-office juggernauts as Doctor Mordrid and Cellar Dweller (reviewed here next month), plays brilliant-if-misguided medical student Herbert West. »
“It ate him… bit off his head… like a gingerbread man!”
Gooey fun, crazy creatures, phallic flying tapeworms, third eyes popping out of foreheads, brain snacking, swarms of flesh eating insects, Barbara Crampton in leather (!) …From Beyond delivers the weird bloody goods and you’ll have the chance to see it on the big screen when it plays midnights at The Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis) this Friday and Saturday nights (June 6th and 7th) – this month’s Late Night Grindhouse feature presented by the folks at Destroy The Brain!
The team behind Re-animator (1985 – shown at Lngh last year); director Stuart Gordon, writer Brian Yuzna, composer Richard H. Band and some of the same cast, offered up another grisly science/horror flick based on another Hp Lovecraft story the very next year.
- Tom Stockman
UK-based fans of the deranged antics of one Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's classic Re-Animator have reason to be very, very excited as Second Sight have announced details of their upcoming limited edition DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film, hitting shelves this June 2.
From the Press Release:
It gave 80s horror a gore-filled boot up the backside, proudly challenging others to match its level of blood and guts, and now Re-Animator is being brought back to life, this time in a stunning high definition Blu-ray thanks to Second Sight Films.
And as if that wasn't enough, this outrageous, game-changing horror directed by Stuart Gordon (From Beyond) and produced by Brian Yuzna (Society) comes complete with buckets of additional features and a stunning Steelbook edition. There's more gore than ever too - the double-disc Blu-ray contains not one, but two versions of the gorefest that is Re-Animator, extended And deleted scenes, »
What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!
10.) Re-animator (1985)
- Jerry Smith
Chris Alexander has snapped up some of the coolest jobs in horror journalism, and now he's creating cool new ones to take on as well. After a stint writing for Rue Morgue magazine, he moved on to become editor-in-chief at Fangoria, building a résumé between the two that is enough to make the rest of us genre hacks jealous. But then he went and resurrected Gorezone (which he edits), and now, in conjunction with horror/exploitation film legend Charles Band, he's helped create (and edit) Delirium, a magazine devoted to the film catalogs of Empire Pictures and Full Moon. It's with tongue planted firmly in cheek that I talk of jealousy, of course; Alexander is in the position(s) he's in through a combination of talent, hard work and an absolute love of the stuff he's writing about. That love shines through in Delirium #1, a debut issue that's as bold, »
- Blu Gilliand
To celebrate the release of Issue #1 of the all-new Delirium Magazine, the good folks behind the periodical have organized D-Day of the B-Movies, a fantastic meet-and-greet event on March 1st where fans can meet some of their favorite B-movie stars.
D-Day of the B-Movies will be held on Saturday, March 1st, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Dark Delicacies, 3512 W Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA.
It will feature some great celeBrities including: Stuart Gordon, Carel Struyken, Ted Nicolaou, Charles Band, David DeCoteau, Robin Sydney, Richard Band, Brinke Stevens, Denice Duff, Jacqueline Lovell, Michelle Bauer with more to be announced! This event is free to the public.
For more info and to check out Delirium Magazine, visit the official Delirium Magazine website, "like" Delirium Magazine on Facebook and follow Delirium Magazine on Twitter (@DeliriuMagazine).
From the Press Release
The Full Moon and Empire universe, and the storied alumni that reside within, »
- Scott Hallam
Last month it was revealed that Death Waltz Records would be releasing the scores for Forbidden World and Slumber Party Massacre (check that out here), and now the full details for the former and Ms. 45 have been revealed!
Both scores from composers Susan Justin and Joe Delia, have never been released since their respective films premiered back in the 80s, and are making their physical debut thanks to Death Waltz. Accompanying the releases will be brand new art from Alice X. Zhang and Kimberly Holladay, a poster, a booklet containing liner notes, and an immediate digital download of the full album! As a webstore exclusive for Ms. 45, you’ll receive “not only 5 cues used in the film but not on the vinyl but a whole 65 minutes of unused elements from the original score recording sessions direct from Joe Delia’s personal vaults!”
Check out the full details below! »
- Justin Edwards
Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) talking trash to each other, with the occasional appearance by a group of deformed “creatures”… that is the plot of Hideous! in a nutshell. Although the official synopsis goes something like this: “Dr. Lorca, an eccentric collector of biological oddities, has just acquired his greatest specimen; a horrible mutant born of noxious waste… but the creature’s rightful owner wants it back. The collector’s clash is cut short though, as the sickening specimen comes to life, re-animating an angry, oozing little army of ferocious freaks.”
If you read my The Creeps review from a few »
- Phil Wheat
Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It is also the second of three Full Moon Productions (the company name was later changed to Full Moon Entertainment) that were lensed between 1989 and 1991 – the others being Puppet Master and Meridian, both of which have already had the DVD, and in Puppet Master‘s case, Blu-ray, treatment from 88 Films.
Shadowzone sees a group of Nasa hyper-sleep researchers conducting tests in an abandoned underground facility in the Nevada desert. When one subject dies during the test, Nasa sends in Captain Hickock (Beecroft) to investigate. and what he finds is more horrific than the death itself. The scientists, »
- Phil Wheat
Charles Band and Full Moon Entertainment have infected just about every possible medium that they could have with their unique brand of lunacy, but they're getting ready to head out into a new frontier with the magazine Delirium.
From the Press Release
A brand new, bi-monthly, Full Color, cult, horror, sci-fi and fantasy Print magazine that scours true tales from the legendary Full Moon archives… and beyond.
For over four delirious decades, filmmaker Charles Band has steadily pumped out a dizzying wealth of some of cinema’s weirdest and wildest horror, fantasy and exploitation genre movies with his iconic labels “Empire Pictures” and “Full Moon Features.” Along the way he has nurtured and enabled such talents as Stuart Gordon, Barbara Crampton, David Schmoeller, Demi Moore, Michael Pataki, Helen Hunt, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee, Tim Thomerson, John Carl Buechler, Don Mancini, Timothy Van Patton, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Moriarty, Andrew Prine, Klaus Kinski, »
- Uncle Creepy
12 items from 2014
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