8 items from 2014
Welcome to Den Of Geek’s newest regular feature. Leaving a monthly stain on the glowing veneer of the site’s hallowed digital halls, this blog’s humble goal is to explore cinema’s shady alleyways in search of the obscure, weird and not-so-wonderful, bad taste, or just plain bad. All clear? Then, let’s get wading.
Everyone knows that critics are a wretched, bitter cross-section of human sewage, right? In case you’d forgotten, the first few films we encounter provide evidence of these dregs of society finally getting their just desserts.
Vincent Price might be the perfect critic-slayer. Surely there can be no finer way to go than accompanied by a Shakespearian quote in the high-camp dulcet tones of a horror legend. Theatre Of Blood, »
[Update 5/5/2014 11:08am - Added Charlie Band's reply from Blu-Ray.com]
If you are reading this site, there is a chance that you attend some conventions. Whether you travel to them or they roll into your hometown, more than likely this year you will see Charlie Band. Granted, the deal he is schlepping isn’t too bad. For $18 and your credit card, you can get 3 months of the Full Moon Streaming service in addition to 3 Blu-Rays of your choice. Since I’m not a huge fan of businesses having my credit card in a recurring payment that I always forget to cancel, you can actually give the Full Moon dudes (pun intended) a $20 bill and they’ll give you the same deal without having to worry about that recharge in 3 months. Hell, I did it at Cinema Wasteland last month. I figured that 3 months of the Full Moon streaming service and three Blu-Rays – one of which including Tourist Trap – was a great deal. »
- Andy Triefenbach
The slasher film does not have that much of a history of being scary. Mostly it’s about some psychopathic killer who easily stalks down his/her victim while they run for their lives but never quite manage to escape. This is of course unless they are pure and virginal deeming them the one to survive for moralistic value. I find that it’s quite rare to find a truly creepy slasher, which is why it was so nice to finally discover Tourist Trap.
In the middle of nowhere on a road that has been made redundant by a new highway is a little museum made up of mannequins and run by a seemingly nice man known as Mr. Slausen. When tourists turn up he »
- Paul Metcalf
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes photos from Utero, The Last Halloween, and Phantasmagoria, release details on The Horror at 37,000 Feet starring William Shatner, casting news for The Divine Tragedies, and much more:
Independently financed by Coinopflix, the movie stars Jessica Cameron who is also producing along with her Truth or Dare partner, Jonathan Higgins. Former Platinum Studios Exec (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night) Richard Marincic also serves as a producer on the film.
Utero is about “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.”
Cameron’s latest film Truth or Dare, is playing »
- Tamika Jones
Got word this afternoon that the made for TV movie The Horror At 37,000 Feet will get a DVD release on March 18th. Originally airing in 1973 it stars a who’s who of great actors from the time period. You get William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series), Buddy Ebsen (The Beverly Hillbillies) and Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) just to name a few. In classic 70′s style the film tells the tale of “a hapless … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
We told you last month that the classic 1970s made-for-tv terror tale The Horror at 37,000 Feet, starring William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Paul Winfield, Russell Johnson, and many others, would be hitting DVD in March. Now we have the official details and more!
Suspense, thrills, and screams take flight in the cult classic The Horror at 37,000 Feet, starring TV icons William Shatner ("Star Trek: The Original Series"), Buddy Ebsen ("The Beverly Hillbillies"), and Chuck Connors ("The Rifleman").
The supernatural horror film centers on a hapless ensemble of airline passengers who are plagued by a mysterious force from within the cargo hold. It’s up to an ex-priest (Shatner) to confront this mystery and drive out the demonic forces hell-bent on terrorizing anything in sight.
Look for it online and in stores March 18th.
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- Uncle Creepy
The 1970’s were a great time for made-for-television horror movies. Some, like Horror at 37,000 Feet, were just great camp. An all-star cast consisting of William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Thinnes, Paul Winfield, Russell Johnson, and more...
...try to survive an unholy druid entity that hijacks an international flight.
The 1973 haunted jumbo jet flick Horror at 37,000 Feet had been a staple of late night cable television replays (especially on TBS and TNT) up until the new millennium, when it finally faded off into the realm of obscurity. Paramount is prepared to reintroduce it to a new generation when they release the often unintentionally hilarious made-for-tv fright flick on DVD March 18th.
Fly the not-so-friendly skies in this frightening tale of survival at 37,000 feet! On a flight from London to Los Angeles, a wealthy architect (Roy Thinnes) and his wife (Jane Merrow) have rented out a jumbo jet's entire »
For many horror fans with kids, deciding which scary films are appropriate for our children can be a challenge. It’s natural that we want to pass on our love of the macabre and bond over a shared interest in horror, but we also want to protect our children from nightmares, or from being scarred by exposure to onscreen violence. There are some more obvious kid-friendly choices (check out some of our recommendations here and here), but it can be tricky to determine what is and isn't age-appropriate. To remedy this, we've set put together a list of ten classic titles we deem suitable for most young viewers... at least those old enough to understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Do keep in mind that these are our opinions, and only you know best what your little monsters are ready to see. The Legend of Hell House This 1973 haunted »
- Tyler Doupe
8 items from 2014
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