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Nightbreed Director’s Cut, Squirm, and Dolls!

Nightbreed Director’s Cut, Squirm, and Dolls!
Holy cats creeps, I can’t believe ol’ Xiii is havin’ such a streak of good luck! The restless spirits of this recent Samhain must have taken pity upon yours cruelly, ‘cuz this week’s reviews are a horror hat-trick of pure fright flick gold! Don’t believe me? Just keep readin’ and see if ya don’t agree (oh, and you will agree… you… will… agree)!

Nightbreed The Director’S Cut

Release Date: Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Written By: Clive Barker Directed By: Clive Barker Starring: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby

Man o’ man, ghouls, Nightbreed has always been a bit like an all you can eat buffet, but instead of chicken wings and mac n’ cheese you get a bounty o’ beasts and craploads o’ creatures, which is good because you are not hungry, you are a monster maniac. And where the hell was I going with this analogy?
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Blu-ray Review: Squirm – Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)

Squirm is a cult classic, because its premise is utterly ridiculous. A town is under siege by an army of killer works, surfaced by a downed power line that apparently nobody thought to contact Aep about. Seriously, that line flopped around and spat sparks for what? Days? It didn’t set any fires, and nobody thought that it was something that probably needed to be taken care of? In all seriousness, worms are creepy little crawling assholes, and a movie about killer worms is going to make most viewers feel a little uneasy. I know it certainly had that effect on me, and based on the fact that almost 40 years later, we’re still talking about it, I have a hard time believing that I’m alone. Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the film will serve multiple purposes. It will allow those of us old enough to remember it,
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Celebrate Halloween With Scream Factory!

It’s impossible for me to hide the fact that Scream Factory is one of my favorite boutique media labels. As far as content goes, they give me the type of films that I really want to see on the Blu-ray format. They’ve had a strong first couple of years, and I see no signs of them slowing down anytime soon. Two of the biggest… neigh, The two biggest releases of the 2014 Halloween Seasons is coming from these guys. I’m speaking, of course, about the Director’s Cut of Nightbreed, as well as the Complete Halloween Collection. But you’ve already heard about those, and pre-ordered them, right? Well, here is their entire fall(Sept/Oct… And some November, cause shut up.) lineup, in case a few have slipped by you.

September 9, 2014 Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition) Srp $29.93 Bd

Scream Factory has announced a September 9 Blu-ray release of a
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Squirm Blu-ray Release Details

Just in time for Halloween, horror fans will be able to watch killer worms attack in high definition when Scream Factory releases Squirm to Blu-ray. We’ve been provided with official release details, a look at the cover art, and the list of bonus features:

“It was a violent summer storm. Millions of volts slashed the earth, sending hundreds of thousands of writhing, seething creatures, oozing out of the mire hungry for human flesh. It was the night of the crawling terror for the residents of Fly Creek in the 1976 horror cult classic Squirm from celebrated horror filmmaker Jeff Lieberman (Just Before Dawn, Blue Sunshine). This sought-after creature thriller stars Don Scardino (director, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 30 Rock), Patricia Pearcy (Delusion), R.A. Dow and Jean Sullivan (Escape in the Desert) and features gory make-up effects from Oscar®-winning artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes,
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Full Details On Scream Factory’s Squirm: Collector’s Edition 10/28

Squirm is a highly anticipated Blu-ray release from Scream Factory, a classic monster movie that I have only had the pleasure of seeing one time in my life. Add me to the list of people that can’t wait for this release to drop. Scream Factory released an update today, outlining the full details of the release. Check out the press release below, and click here to pre-order your copy today.

Scream Factory™ Presents

A film by Jeff Lieberman

Squirm Collector’S Edition

Starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow and Jean Sullivan

Highly Anticipated Creatures-strike-back Horror Cult Classic

Arrives On Home Entertainment Shelves Everywhere

October 28, 2014 From Scream Factory™

Pre-Order This Highly Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Today!

Squirm is guaranteed to make you do just that.” – Los Angeles Times

It was a violent summer storm. Millions of volts slashed the earth, sending hundreds of thousands of writhing, seething creatures, oozing
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Blu-ray Art to Make You Squirm

The Scream Factory, bless their souls, just released the official original Blu-ray artwork for the 1976 man-eating worms flick Squirm, and as expected 'The Worm Face' is front and center. Check it out and look for an official announcement of specs, etc., soon!

Jeff Lieberman directs. Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, and Carl Dagenhart star.

Look for it on Blu-ray on October 28th.


When a powerful storm knocks Fly Creek, Georgia’s power lines down onto wet soil, the resulting surge of electricity drives large, bloodthirsty worms to the surface: and then out of their soil-tilling minds! Soon, the townspeople discover that their sleepy fishing village is overrun with worms that burrow right into their skin! Inundated by hundreds of thousands of carnivorous creatures, the terrorized locals race to find the cause of the rampage: before becoming tilled under themselves!

“Now you gonna be the worm face?”

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31 Days of Horror: ‘Squirm’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan, Peter MacLean, Fran Higgins | Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman

The 70s was, shall we say, an “interesting” time in cinema. Whilst mainstream Hollywood was churning out some of its most revered movies – The Godafather, The Exorcist, Mean Streets, and pretty much the entire oeuvre of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola – low-budget cinema and in particular genre movies were exploring very different cultural avenues.

Whilst we had the likes of Night of the Living Dead, which explored soci-cultural issues, using the genre as a metaphor for much bigger “stories”, we also had the birth of the slasher movie boom in John Carpenter’s Halloween. Yet slipped somewhere in between was a strange sub-genre: the nature-run-amok film. Jaws, Piranha, Killer Bees, The Swarm, Grizzly, Day of the Animals, Kingdom of the Spiders, Phase Four, Bug; the animals ran rampant and so did zoological horror…
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Blu-ray Review - Squirm (1976)

Squirm, 1976.

Directed by Jeff Liebermann.

Starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan, Fran Higgins and Peter MacLean.


After electricity pylons fall to the ground during a cataclysmic storm, millions of volts transform the native worms of Fly Creek, Georgia into insatiable predatory beasts...

Squirm, a 70's 'revenge of nature' flick, is as its straight to the point title implies, not a film to be taken overly seriously. More than anything else it is a bloody good laugh. Although there are a few social and political side swipes, this is a creature feature for the Saturday Night B-Movie crowd.

Concerning just what happens to a consignment of worms after the worst storm in years sends electricity pylons crashing to the ground; Squirm clearly sets its sights on classic animal menace suspense thrillers such as The Birds. In reality, it's more Frogs than The Birds. Certainly no Hitchcock, then,
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