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December 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Game Of Thrones Season 7, House and House II: The Second Story Special Editions

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We should go ahead and rename December 12th “Arrow Video Day,” because the fine fiends over there have a ton of titles coming out this Tuesday, including Special Edition sets for The Premonition and Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood, and they’ve also put together standalone special edition Blu-rays for both House and House II: The Second Story. Severin Films is resurrecting Asylum this Tuesday, and fans can finally get their hands on the latest season of Game of Thrones, as well as a box set featuring every episode from all seven seasons.

Other notable releases for December 12th include K-Shop, Once Upon A Time at Christmas, Brackenmore, The Snake Woman, Beware the Lake, and Hollow Creek.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (HBO, Blu-ray & DVD)

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south,
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April 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include House: Two Stories Box Set, The Phantasm Collection

I hope you guys are ready, because April 11th looks to be an incredible day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, especially if you’ve been patiently waiting for the stunning new Phantasm Blu-ray set from Well Go USA, which features every film from the franchise together in one nifty package. Arrow Video has also assembled the first two House movies for a limited edition Blu-ray set that arrives this week, and Severin Films has resurrected the cult classic Cathy’s Curse in HD for the first time ever.

Severin Films is also keeping busy with a pair of other releases—Dark Water and The Other Hell—and Scream Factory is giving both The Vampire and Demented the Blu-ray treatment as well.

Other notable horror and sci-fi home entertainment offerings for April 11th include The Bye Bye Man (Unrated), The Violent Shit Collection, Chupacabra Territory, Naciye, Takashi Miike’s Dead or Alive trilogy,
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Arrow’s April Blu-ray Releases Include House / House II and Donnie Darko Box Sets, Wolf Guy

Arrow Video isn't playing any April Fools' Day joke on horror and thriller fans with their Blu-ray releases for next month, which include the respective House: Two Stories (previously scheduled for a March 21st release) and Donnie Darko box sets, Wolf Guy, Caltiki the Immortal Monster, and more.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several titles for April 2017. On April 18th comes The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled Killer Dames. Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses.

One of Emilio P. Miraglia's supernatural,
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House: Two Stories Limited Edition (House 1 & 2) on Blu-ray March 21st from Arrow Video Us

Step inside, we’ve been expecting you! At long-last, Arrow Video is proud to present the first two installments of hit horror franchise House on Blu-ray for the first time! In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he’s found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas… Meanwhile, House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it! From
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September 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pumpkinhead, Prom Night

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For the second week of September, horror fans have a ton of Blu-ray and DVD titles they can choose from, including Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead (the latest from Scream Factory), Synapse Films’ brand new Blu-ray of the original Prom Night, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s sasquatch tale Willow Creek.

Scorpion Releasing is also giving fans their first chance to own Oliver Stone’s directorial debut, Seizure, in stunning HD and Graduation Day is also making its Blu-ray bow this week as well. And as if all that’s not enough, we’re also getting a few re-releases as well including The Amityville Horror, a groovy 4 pack of horror movies from Image and a double DVD of House and House II: The Second Story.

Prom Night Special Edition (Synapse Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

Jamie Lee Curtis (the Halloween film series) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun film and TV series, Forbidden Planet) star
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Scream Factory Set To Unleash Collector’s Edition Bluray Of Pumpkinhead This September; Special Features/Release Info Announced!

Scream Factory is at it again, with the announcement of special features/release info for their upcoming (September 9th) Pumpkinhead collector’s edition Bluray. The 1988 practical effects-filled film directed by effects legend Stan Winston is a favorite among horror fans, and it looks to be yet another title given that Scream Factory attention, full of awesome new special features and boating some impressive new artwork from artist Justin Osbourne. I’m excited as ever for this one, what do you fright fanatics think?

“When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” – a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. But as the creature wreaks it’s slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about
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Scream Factory Reveals Pumpkinhead Release Date and Full Details

Right at the tippy top of my list of most anticipated 2014 home video releases is Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Pumpkinhead Blu-ray, which has just been dated for September 9th.

Read on for a full listing of the disc's bonus features, including brand new material never before featured on previous releases!

From the Press Release

Scream Factory has announced a September 9 Blu-ray release of a horror favorite featuring one of the scariest movie monsters of all time, Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition). The release includes several bonus features including new interviews.

When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” – a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. But as the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed
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Pumpkinhead Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art

Scream Factory has officially announced their Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead. Due out in September, we have a look at the final cover art and list of bonus features, including new content that was created specifically for this release:

“Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory has announced an September 9 Blu-ray release of a horror favorite featuring one of the scariest movie monsters of all time, Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition). The release includes several bonus features including new interviews.

When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” – a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. But as the creature wreaks it’s slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Ed confronts a horrifying secret about his connection
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Indie Team Making Modern ‘Most Dangerous Game’ with WWE Star

On the one hand, the idea of seeing a classic like The Most Dangerous Game remade is enough to make me queasy. On the other hand, the concept of a man hunting down humans for sport is loose enough to have been tackled more than a few times, and, for as wonderful as it is, Ernest Schoedsack and Irving Pichel’s 8-decade-old thriller is most certainly a product of its time. Plus, Fay Wray’s “other” 1932 film has been remade twice, so how’s that for karma? Creating a new spin will be a challenge as director Steven Lamorte shoots Dangerous Games this August from a script by J. Amanda Sabater. According to the production, the villainous Count Zaroff is now modern-day Colonel Zaroff (who still has a sweet man-hunting lease on a private island), and the protagonist is the host of an outdoorsman reality show. Zaroff will be played by Eric Etebari (The Lincoln Lawyer), the
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Stan Winston Studio - Jurassic Park: Not All Digital

Though the digital dinosaurs were a significant part of the appeal of the original Jurassic Park as that level of realism had never before been reached in cinema, many of the shots to feature dinosaurs were actually full-scale practical robotic creations, conceived and produced at Stan Winston Studio.

Two key artists at Stan Winston’s side from the early 1980s until his death in 2008 are Shane Mahan and John Rosengrant. Now, the pair of craftspeople is together in a new company called Legacy Effects, but 20 years ago, they were ready to release their most ambitious film to that point – Jurassic Park.

The team at Stan Winston Studio spent a year building all of the practical dinosaurs which would shoot live on the set of the film, directed by Steven Spielberg and photographed by Dean Cundey. After production wrapped, Industrial Light and Magic matched their computer-generated dinosaurs to Sws’ designs and
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How to Build Your Own Jurassic Park

You’re going to need some foam core, a few Jeeps and some black-tinted Ky jelly. Such is the glamour of the filmmaking business. With Jurassic Park in theaters again, renowned special effects artist Shannon Shea joins us to talk about what it was like building dinosaurs and being on set for the Steven Spielberg picture. He was also nice enough to share some very rare behind-the-scenes pictures (and a dramatic reading of a scripted scene that never made the film). For more from us on a daily basis, follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on the Twitter. And, as always, we welcome your feedback. Download Episode #13 Directly Or subscribe Through iTunes On This Week’s Show: Behind-the-Scenes of Jurassic Park with Shannon Shea [0:00 - 38:00] Get In Touch With Us: Ask Us Anything Email Us Twitter Us Call Broken Projector: (512) 212-1301
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Vote for Cinelinx's Vic Medina to win a Rondo Award!

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Submit your vote for Reviewer of the Year!

Every year, the Classic Horror Film Board recognizes the best in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy realm with the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Fans of the genre can vote for their favorites in over thirty categories, and this year, Cinelinx would like to ask you to vote for one of our own, staff writer Victor Medina, as Reviewer of the Year (Category 29)! We've even included the ballot below so you can vote!

Votes must be submitted by copying and pasting the ballot into your personal email, making your choices, including your name, and sending it in. Votes for Reviewer of the Year are write-in only, so you must be sure to include Vic's name yourself under Category 29 when you vote. Pre-filled ballots are not allowed, so we can't do it for you! Remember, you must write in "Victor Medina, Cinelinx.com" yourself.
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New Terminator 2 VFX Tests Show Cutting Edge Tech for the Time

Stan Winston School has released some awesome visual effects test sequences from James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Included is Sarah Connor's Fiery Doom and the Liquid Metal Hand Kill sequence.

Who could forget Sarah Connor's dream sequence where she envisioned what the nuclear explosion in La would have looked like? Here is a description of that sequence from Stan Winston School:

"The third and final puppet — an ashen form that blows away in the wind, exposing the charred skeleton beneath — was the most difficult, requiring much research and development. To create the effect, Shannon Shea reinforced a medical demonstration skeleton with a steel armature, and then positioned it to match the ending pose of the stage two puppet. To create the ashen material, Shea laid tissue paper and tempera paint into the mold of the initial screaming Sarah form. When it dried, he pulled that ‘skin
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New Terminator 2: Judgment Day VFX Test Clips, Featuring An Ashy Sarah Connor

Stan Winston School recently posted an article detailing the visual effects that went into Sarah Connor's (Linda Hamilton) nightmarish dream sequence scene, and the scene when the T-1000 kills John Connor's stepfather. Sarah Connor’S Fiery Doom - "The third and final puppet — an ashen form that blows away in the wind, exposing the charred skeleton beneath — was the most difficult, requiring much research and development. To create the effect, Shannon Shea reinforced a medical demonstration skeleton with a steel armature, and then positioned it to match the ending pose of the stage two puppet. To create the ashen material, Shea laid tissue paper and tempera paint into the mold of the initial screaming Sarah form. When it dried, he pulled that ‘skin’ out of the mold and carefully laid it on the skeleton like papier-mâché. Additional floating ash was simulated with gray and black paper napkins, shredded in
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Ten Best Horror Comedies to Haunt You Over the Holidays

The horror-comedy. Perhaps the most difficult sub-genre of film to perfect. Most attempts at horror-comedy don't come off well. Either they're too scary without enough comedy or (more frequently) mostly humor with not enough horror. A lot of times they just come across as trying too hard and cheesy. But every once in a while a movie gets it just right. And when that happens, audiences embrace and celebrate the brilliant and elusive successful horror-comedy.

That being said, in celebration of the upcoming release of Trent Haaga's Chop, we did our best to put together a list of 10 horror-comedies (in no particular order) that we feel are the most impressive efforts in the field. Wocka, wocka, wocka!

Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (2011)

We've seen quite a few attempts at horror-comedy over the past few years, but recently none has been better than Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil. Starring Alan Tudyk
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Just When You Knew Everything About 'Evil Dead II'...

Just When You Knew Everything About 'Evil Dead II'...
There are some films that we know so well we don't even need to buy them on DVD. Since they're playing on a 24/7 loop in our depraved little minds. One such classic is Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II, a cult film so beloved it ranks alongside Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Is Spinal Tap. Not only do I know Evil Dead II up and down, inside and out, but I know pretty much everything about its making... Or so I thought. Find out what I just learned after the jump. Makeup artist Shannon Shea has posted on his blog a look at his work on the classic oversized mouth makeup sported by the film's "Evil Ed" (not to be confused with Fright Night's Evil Ed). And he...
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Late Night Classics – The Supernaturals

Men in Black III, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Fantastic Four are big time films that make-up/visual effects artist Bart J. Mixon has had a hand in. His name doesn’t jump out at you like Rob Bottin and Rick Baker, but the man is one of the best in the business. Today we go old school with Bart and look at the southern fried zombie flick The Supernaturals.

Jason Bene: The field of special make-up FX took off in the 80′s. How did you start out in the business?

Bart J. Mixon: I started out as a fan doing make-ups on myself and friends in Houston, Texas, in the ‘70’s. I was a member of a comic book club (the Hcca) and one of the other members new some very basic information on make-up effects – taking life casts with plaster, slip latex casting, etc. – so I
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We've Got Sexy Photos of Jon Hamm Here. Let The Rivers Of Drool Wash Your Soul Clean.

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Things got a little heated around these Pajiba parts yesterday. Specifically on the subject of objectification without equal representation. To that I say poppycock, flimflammery, and stuff and nonsense. Speaking of objectification and heating your Pajiba parts, Celebitchy has the lovers of the male form well covered this morning with both Alexander Skarsgard and Jon Hamm. (Celebitchy)

And for you lovers of lady parts (I may have neglected to mention, but that includes meeee!!!Dkjdw), here's a round-up the best of Power Girl cosplay. If you don't know who she is, comic book naifs, she's the boobiest babe in the galaxy. (Gamma Squad)

See what I did there? That tit for tat? Let the healing begin. While we're on the subject of gorgeous comic book ladies, check out these absolutely stunning Alphonse Mucha-inspired X-men t-shirts. I want them all. (Comics Alliance)

Let's side step the overt ogling for a moment
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Hey Summer, Where Ya Been? Rachel Bilson Emerges From Obscurity To Frolic With Her Undeserving Boyfriend

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Things were a little fuzzy last week, my darling navels. . .a bit slippery, my dearest nipp-um-nippers. But retox has run its course so from here on out it's clear eyes, full hearts, no booze (during the day). In fond reminiscence of my week-long debauch, I give you this infographic of film's greatest partiers. I'm not sure if I agree whole-heartedly with the list, but I will say this, "Tonight, at the P. Love, everyone gets laid." (Coed Magazine)

This is for all you Cleveh Gehls (and Boys) out there. Film School Rejects has launched a great new series with Make-Up Effects Artist Shannon Shea (of Jurassic Park, Evil Dead II and Predators fame). Check it out, film nerds! (Film School Rejects)

Speaking of effects, did you all see the new Clash of The Titans? Was it a CGI-sore? Was the Kraken stupid looking? I hope not, mess with the Kraken,
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Blood, Sweat and Latex: Confessions of a Career Make-Up Effects Artist

Shannon Shea has done special effects work on over sixty films. From Evil Dead II to Predator. From Dances With Wolves to Jurassic Park. From In the Mouth of Madness to Sin City. Every week he delves into his personal and professional history to tell the story of how he became a monster that makes monsters. So there I was, in a small conference room in Woodland Hills, California on a warm February afternoon in 2009. I knew that the meeting would go long, and I would have to spend at least an hour driving home to Los Angeles. Sitting next to me was Mark Dippe, Industrial Light and Magic alumnus and director of the movie Spawn, and across from me sat Dean Cundey, the guy that not only shot all of John Carpenter’s early movies, but also shot Jurassic Park and Back to the Future just to name a few. At
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