11 items from 2016
Cassandra Peterson has spent over half her life playing Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark.
“I can’t believe I’m celebrating 35 years with this character,” Peterson, 65, tells People of creating the iconic horror character as part of a local Los Angeles TV show. “But I think she’s got just the right mix of sexy, scary and funny for everyone to find something to love about her.”
Peterson — who co-wrote and starred in two Elvira movies — has watched with pride and awe as Elvira grew into a cult-favorite character with costumes, comic books, action figures, trading cards, pinball machines, »
- Patrick Gomez
As someone who has always considered the werewolf to be his favorite movie monster, it has long been disheartening to see just how few truly good werewolf movies exist. Opinions may vary, of course, but I’d put the number somewhere between 10 and 20. While it’s not without its own charm, 1973’s The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, new to home video from Scream Factory after years of being unavailable, probably won’t be making that list.
A unique hybrid of monster movie, children’s fantasy, and 1970s domestic drama, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf finds young Richie Bridgestone watching the marriage of his parents dissolve. While on a trip to the family cabin with his dad (Kerwin Mathews), the pair is attacked by a wolf that bites his father. Before he can say, “I’m pretty sure my dad is a werewolf,” Richie’s dad becomes a werewolf and starts killing people. »
- Patrick Bromley
I think everyone in this country should be aware by now that our race relations are at an all time low. It seems every time we hear the news another black citizen has been shot by the police or police have been shot by someone angry about these shootings. It cannot continue. We as a nation cannot keep going down this road.
I have always sympathized with Black Americans. In fact as a Scot and Irish American I have always sympathized with anyone who ever got pushed around, starting with Native Americans, Asians, Jewish immigrants, women of any ethnic group, Hispanics from any country.
I also sympathize with the people who are tasked with law enforcement. It’s a tough job. I had some training in that area. A couple of years ago I was hired by a Security company and was trained in unarmed, and armed, uniformed security. I »
- Sam Moffitt
July 26th has an eclectic assortment of horror and sci-fi offerings for fans, including a pair of cult classics—The Boy Who Cried Werewolf and Hellhole—from the fine folks at Scream Factory. Severin Films resurrects Doctor Butcher M.D. and Zombie Holocaust in HD this week, and Karyn Kusama’s superb psychological thriller The Invitation comes home on Tuesday courtesy of Drafthouse Films.
Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, »
- Heather Wixson
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 31st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Blu-ray: “Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will »
- Derek Anderson
Richie witnesses his father being attacked by a werewolf while spending a weekend with him at a secluded cabin. Will the townspeople believe that his father will turn into the beast beholden to the moon? Check out these clips and the official trailer for Nathan H. Juran’s (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman) The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) before its Blu-ray release on July 26th from Scream Factory.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Blu-ray: “Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father ’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, no one in the town will believe Richie’s claims that his father will change into a werewolf at the next full moon. »
- Tamika Jones
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman
Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films such as Jason And The Argonauts and The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad passed away in 2013 at age 92. In 1933, the then-13-year-old Ray Harryhausen saw King Kong at a Hollywood theater and was inspired – not only by Kong, who was clearly not just a man in a gorilla suit, but also by the dinosaurs. He came out of the theatre “stunned and haunted. They looked absolutely lifelike … I wanted to know how it was done.” It was done by using stop-motion animation: jointed models filmed one frame at a time to simulate movement. Harryhausen was to become the prime exponent of the technique and its combination with live action. The influence of Harryhausen on film luminaries like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and »
- Movie Geeks
July looks like a decent month for the gang over at Scream Factory, with the announcement of four upcoming releases with both long lost titles and newer films (courtesy of their partnership with IFC Midnight). Kicking thing off on July 5th, the Sf/IFC Midnight films The Pack and Cabin Fever (the odd remake which used most of the script from the original film) are set to hit DVD/Bluray, while later in the month (July 26th), the long-lost cult favorites Hellhole and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf are set to make their Bluray debuts as well.
It will make your flesh crawl … Executive Producer Eli Roth presents Cabin Fever, a reboot of his instant classic gorefest. Featuring all-new characters and all-new kills, Cabin Fever also includes the featurette “The Making of Cabin Fever” and theatrical trailer as bonus features. This story is familiar: Just out of college, »
- Jerry Smith
A sanitarium with a sinister staff and a family with a hairy (and scary) dilemma will get the high-def treatment on July 26th with the respective Blu-ray releases of 1985’s Hellhole (being distributed on a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack) and 1973’s The Boy Who Cried Werewolf. With summer heating up, Scream Factory has revealed the final list of special features for each film, as well as another look at the previously revealed cover art:
Press Release: This July, Scream Factory presents two long-lost cult favorites on Blu-ray for the first time. Hellhole and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf debut in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, and on Blu-ray, respectively.
Having witnessed her mother’s brutal death, Susan (Judy Landers, Dr. Alien) gets amnesia from a fall while being pursued by the killer, Silk (Ray Sharkey, The Idolmaker). Awakening in Ashland Sanitarium, she is once again terrorized by Silk, disguised as an orderly. »
- Derek Anderson
May your 19th be beautiful.
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1536 Anne Boleyn is beheaded. Her tragedy is later reenacted by hundreds of actresses on tv, stage and film including Natalie Portman, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, and Genevieve Bujold (Oscar nomination).
1836 Cynthia Ann Parker is kidnapped in Texas during an Indian raid after her family is slaughtered. That's a tough break but not many people get to live on in history through multiple classics albeit under pseudonyms like "Debbie Edwards" (Natalie Wood in The Searchers) and "Stands With Fist" (Mary McDonnell in Dances With Wolves).
1941 Nora Ephron is born spewing witticisms.
1958 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is released in movie theaters. »
- NATHANIEL R
Richie (Kerwin Matthews) witnesses a werewolf attack his father, but who will believe him?! Nathan Juran’s The Boy Who Cried Werewolf will be released on Blu-ray on July 26th courtesy of Scream Factory.
From Scream Factory: “Last week we announced the werewolf film Bad Moon and now we have even more to howl in joy about: 1973’s long-lost The Boy Who Cried Werewolf will be making its home video debut on the Blu-ray format on July 26th and will sport a brand-new HD transfer! Pre-order begins on our site first @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-boy-who-cried-werewolf
Synopsis: Richie Bridgestone’s parents are getting a divorce, but that’s the least of his problems at the moment. Richie is hoping his parents will reconsider and on a visit to his father’s secluded cabin, he witnesses his dad being attacked by a werewolf. Much like the tale of the boy who cried wolf, »
- Tamika Jones
11 items from 2016
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