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September 1st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dark Star: H.R. Giger’S World, The Harvest, Backcountry

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Hope everyone has their wallets ready because September 1st is a doozy of a day for home entertainment releases, with over 20 horror and sci-fi titles set to make their debut on Tuesday. For those of you Mad Max: Fury Road fans out there, this is the week you’ve all been waiting for as George Miller’s epic actioner arrives on 3D and 2D Blu-ray as well as on DVD. Scream Factory has a few films they’re releasing this week—Backcountry, The Harvest and Army of Frankensteins—and Anchor Bay Entertainment is keeping busy with a pair of notable releases too—The Curse of Downers Grove (which was penned by Bret Easton Ellis) and Lost After Dark.

Festival favorite Felt is also coming to DVD this week and Universal has put together an Abbott & Costello collection that’s sure to please any classic horror fans out there. Image Entertainment
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Dst Announces Jekyll/Hyde & Quasimodo Figures From Their Universal Monsters Line

Diamond Selects are back this September with Two more additions to their kick-ass Universal Monsters line and we have all the details regarding these super-cool figures. Read on for more. A Diamond Select Release! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean The newest Universal Monsters figure from Dst is two, two, two figures in one! From the 1953 movie Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this figure can transform from Jekyll to Hyde and back a…
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Super-8 Boris Karloff Movie Madness This Tuesday Night at The Way Out Club

Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema. Check out our top ten list from last week: Top Ten Tuesday – The Best Of Boris Karloff Here. We like to celebrate the great Hollywood Boogie Men at Super-8 Movie Madness and this August’s show is no exception. We’ve had Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness and now on Tuesday August 7th at The Way Out Club we’ll be presenting – Super-8 Boris Karloff Movie Madness !!!

That’s right; we’ll be showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Boris Karloff’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. Here’s the Karloff line-up: Frankenstein, Bride Of Frankenstein, House Of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Devil Commands, The Raven (with Bela Lugosi), and Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde. The non-Karloff movies shown August 7th are: The Deadly Mantis,
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Best of Boris Karloff

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

No other actor in the long history of horror has been so closely identified with the genre as Boris Karloff, yet he was as famous for his gentle heart and kindness as he was for his screen persona. William Henry Pratt was born on November 23, 1887, in Camberwell, London, England. He studied at London University in anticipation of a diplomatic career; however, he moved to Canada in 1909 and joined a theater company where he was bit by the acting bug. It was there that he adopted the stage name of “Boris Karloff.” He toured back and forth across the USA for over ten years in a variety of low-budget Theater shows and eventually ended up in Hollywood. Needing cash to support himself, Karloff landed roles in silent films making his on-screen debut in Chapter 2 of the 1919 serial The Masked Rider. His big
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The Westmore Monsters of Hollywood

By Scott Essman

In the history of the modern American cinema, there are but few legacies of makeup artists. While the legendary Burman and Dawn names each include three generations of makeup artists, there is but one lasting family that features four working generations: the Westmores of Hollywood. With ties to virtually every studio in the annals cinema, the Westmores have created classic makeups in top contemporary film and TV shows back to the earliest years of silent film.

George Westmore, the patriarch of the Westmore clan at the turn of the century, worked as a wigmaker in his native England — where he was born in 1879 — and gave birth to sons Mont (born in 1902), twins Perc and Ern (born in 1904), Wally (born in 1906), and a daughter, Dorothy (born in 1907). The young family traveled to the U.S. to seek better opportunities and maintained a wig-making and beauty salon business which floated amongst various cities,
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