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Get Ready To Howl When Scream Factory Brings Dog Soldiers to Bluray This June!

16 hours ago

Great werewolf films are hard to find these days. The lycanthrope playing field is typically filled to the brim with bad CGI transformations and it’s a subgenre  that just deserves better. Neil Marshall (The Descent, TV’s Black Sails, Constantine)’s 2002 films, Dog Soldiers, was just that kind of werewolf film that resonated with horror fans, and quickly became somewhat of a cult horror classic.

The gang over at Scream Factory obviously agree, because hitting shelves on June 23rd, is a brand new Collector’s Edition Bluray/DVD combo of the werewolf classic, complete with an extensive amount of brand new special features, and even featuring Marshall’s early short film, Combat.

A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on special training maneuvers face their biggest fears after they run into Captain Ryan – the only survivor of a Special Ops team that was literally torn to pieces. »

- Jerry Smith

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Stanley Film Fest Review: Sun Choke

22 hours ago

There’s something incredibly remarkable that comes along with coming across a film that not only entertains you, but makes you feel such a wide range of emotions while taking a journey with the film’s characters. When films that play within those vastly huge range of emotions, it’s easy for them to transcend whatever “genre” they’re expected to fall into and become something much greater, something that not only makes its viewers completely engrossed and enthralled, but also becomes an important film for a wide range of reasons. They make us think about not only the characters, but also about our own troubled psyche, and it becomes incredibly easy to find some form of relation to characters that are written so very well. Such is the case in Ben Cresciman’s profoundly effective and absolutely beautiful yet hauntingly dark second feature film, Sun Choke.

Following a somewhat vague and very violent incident, »

- Jerry Smith

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Bluray Review: Mad Max

5 May 2015 12:49 PM, PDT

Easily one of the most influential films of all time, George Miller’s 1979 post-apocalyptic classic, Mad Max, hits shelves today is a Collector’s Edition Bluray, and like a lot of Scream Factory’s output, it’s a sight to be seen. Whether you’re putting on your leather boots and outfits in anticipation of the greatly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road hitting theaters later this month, or are a first time viewer looking to be blown away, this release is a collector’s dream, and quite easily a must own Bluray.

The Film:

The story of a futuristic wasteland, full of anarchistic bikers, off the wall nicknames, and quite easily the most leather-clad police force of all time, Mad Max tells the tale of well,..Max (Mel Gibson in his film debut), a young police officer patrolling the streets for crazy gangs by day and coming home to his wife and baby at night. »

- Jerry Smith

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Peaches Christ: A True Icon of Fright

5 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT

Edgy, provocative, and often hilarious, the drag scene is one of the most fascinating forms of entertainment. We now live in a world of demanded political correctness, and while the drag scene has greatly evolved over the last few years, the taboo sensationalism of it all still rings true.  Thanks to the success of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens and drag culture have started to shift into the mainstream as something more than just Tootsie or The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  However, you don’t need to be on a reality show competition to make a name for yourself in the drag community, and horror fans are missing out on the scream queen we didn’t know we needed.

Peaches Christ (the stage name for Joshua Grannell) is a drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor.  Peaches currently resides in San Francisco where her Backlash Production Company and »

- BJ Colangelo

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Hasselhoff, Blair, Witches and Clown Dolls Arrive when Scream Factory Unleashes Ghosthouse/Witchery Double Feature This June!!

4 May 2015 11:22 AM, PDT

Who Doesn’T need a little bit of the Hoff in their lives? This morning, Scream Factory announced the upcoming June 30th release of one weird double feature Bluray featuring both Ghosthouse and Witchery.  If you haven’t seen these two, then you’re in for one hell of a time, with Ghosthouse featuring demonic spirits and clown dolls and Witchery giving you the duo of David Hasselhoff and Linda Blair…sign me up, right?!

Your tour of terror begins with Ghosthouse, in which a group of visitors to a seemingly-deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon, our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the Ghosthouse – where death holds the mortgage and if you move in… there’ll be Hell to pay!

Then, a new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff »

- Jerry Smith

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Image Entertainment Acquires Stanley Film Fest hit Some Kind Of Hate

4 May 2015 11:03 AM, PDT

Fresh out of making one hell of a splash at this week’s Stanley Film Festival, the Adam Egypt Mortimer-helmed horror flick Some Kind Of Hate, has now been acquired by Image Entertainment/Rlj, joining Joe Dante’s Burying The Ex and another film that I’m anxious to check out, Dark Was The Night. Image has done a great job picking up some interesting and entertaining genre films lately, and the fact that they jumped at the chance to pick up Some Kind Of Hate just shows that they’re committed to bringing horror fans interesting and thought-provoking films. Adding to the excitement, Mortimer is confidently becoming a jack of all trades, with previously not only directing music videos for bands like Against Me!, but producing the upcoming horror anthology Holidays, as well as putting out one of the most entertaining comics of recent time, Ballistic.

Some Kind Of Hate »

- Jerry Smith

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