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Crypt of Curiosities: The Cat People Films

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Next to Universal, few studios have had such a big impact on horror than Rko Radio Pictures. Started in 1927, Rko was the first studio founded to make exclusively sound films, a then-brand-new invention that served as a major draw for the studio. Rko’s life was relatively short (it was killed just 30 years after forming), but during their time, they put out a seriously impressive number of classics, including Top Hat, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Informer, and most notably, Citizen Kane.

Of course, Rko didn’t shy away from horror. While their output wasn’t nearly as prolific as, say, Universal’s, it was still quite impressive, boasting some of the most formative and important horror films of old Hollywood. Rko saw the release of a few all-time classics, including I Walked With a Zombie, The Thing From Another World, King Kong, and the topic of today’s Crypt,
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Crypt of Curiosities: Something Fishy – A Look at “Gillsploitation” Films

Every horror fan has their favorite type of monster. Some people love shambling zombies, others prefer squid-faced aliens from beyond the stars, and I’m sure there are a few people out there who would swear that The Mangler is the greatest beast to grace the silver screen. But for me, one archetype has always reigned supreme: the scaly fish-man.

I can’t explain why, but ever since I was a kid, sea life has always interested me, so it should come as no surprise that as far as famous monsters go, the Gill-man’s always been my favorite. Unfortunately, being a fan of the Gill-man can lead to some issues. Unlike Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy, the Gill-man was an original creation of Universal, and as such, was not in the public domain. So, while there are many great films bearing those iconic names, the Creature from the Black Lagoon only has three,
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Horror Highlights: Comet TV’s March Viewing Guide, Quarries, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, Crust, Terror Film Festival, Anders Manor

In today's Horror Highlights, we have a look at Comet TV's March viewing guide, release details for Quarries, info on Nitehawk Cinema's annual short film festival, the crowdfunding campaign for the sock-centric creature feature Crust (produced by Felissa Rose), details on the Terror Film Festival, and new stills from Anders Manor.

Comet TV's March Viewing Guide: "You Don’T Need A Subscription To Watch These Great Movies

They’Re Airing For Free On Comet!

Cherry 2000 (1988)

Monday March 13 at 8/7C

Static (1986)

Monday March 13 at 10/9C

The Twonky (1953)

Tuesday March 14 at 10/9C

The Bat People (1974)

Tuesday March 14 at 8/7C

War Gods of the Deep (1965)

Wednesday March 15 at 8/7c

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987)

Wednesday March 15 at 10/9C

Encounter at Raven’s Gate (1990)

Thursday March 16 at 10/9C

The Lost Brigade (1993)

Thursday March 16 at 8/7C

The Beasts Within (1982)

Monday March 20 at 8/7C

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

Monday March 20 at 10/9C

Troll 2
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War-Gods of the Deep

In the history of soggy underwater adventures, none have been been soggier than this A.I.P. Panavision curiosity from England. Four out of five insomniacs agree: it has the most awkwardly mis-matched cast of players in fantasy film history... starting with a chicken. Kl Studio Classics Savant Blu-ray Review 1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen 1:37 flat Academy / 84 min. / City in the Sea / Street Date August ll, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95  Starring Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Susan Hart, John Le Mesurier, Harry Oscar, Derek Newark, Roy Patrick, Herbert the Rooster. Cinematography Stephen Dade Film Editor Gordon Hales Original Music Stanley Black Written by Charles Bennett, Louis M. Heyward, David Whitaker based on City in the Sea by Edgar Allan Poe Produced by Daniel Haller Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

By 1965 American-International Pictures was looking in all directions, trying to hit on new themes to replace the monsters
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Special Guest Column – DVD Savant at Tfh

We want to take a moment and welcome the DVD Savant himself, Glenn Erickson, to our guest blog. Glenn's critical and technical insights make him unique in the vast sea of movie reviewers and we couldn't be happier that he's sharing the wealth here at Tfh. Enjoy!

Mad Max: Fury Road 3-D Blu-ray, 2-D Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD

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Mad Max: Fury Road 3-D Blu-ray, 2-D Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Warner Home Video 2015 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 120 min. / Street Date March 24, 2015 / 44.95 Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoöe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, John Howard, Richard Carter, Iota, Angus Sampson, Jennifer Hagan, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer. Cinematography John Seale Editor Margaret Sixel Original Music Tom Holkenborg Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, P.J. Voten Directed by
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Off The Shelf – Episode 60 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, August 11th 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur and Scott Nye to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 11th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Dressed To Kill Follow-up Vudu Aspect Ratios The Simpsons DVD sales Don Hertzfeldt’s Kickstarter News Arrow Announcements: Jacques Rivette box set, Honeymoon Killers, Nekromantik 2, Moc Announcements: Imamura box set, Naked Prey, Man With A Movie Camera, Seconds Kino Lorber Studio Classics: How I Won The War, Salaam Bombay, Cop, Bray Studios Kickstarter Toy Story That Time Forgot – November 3rd Twilight Time: November / December 2015 titles Star Wars Blu-ray Re-release / Steelbooks New Code Red Blu-rays up for order – Sweet Sixteen, Trick or Treats & The Cheerleaders More Sony Supreme Cinema Series Blu-rays announced: The Fifth Element and Leon The Professional
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August 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The People Under The Stairs, Unfriended, Dead Silence

We’ve got another busy week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases on the horizon as August 11th has a great variety of titles both new and old to get excited about. Scream Factory is releasing their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs and Kino Lorber has dug up another great cult classic, War-Gods of the Deep, and given it an HD overhaul as well. Unfriended is also coming home on Blu and DVD and Universal is finally releasing James Wan’s Dead Silence on Blu-ray, featuring an unrated version of the underrated film. And for all you DC Comics fans out there, get ready for a ton of titles making their debut this week on Blu courtesy of Warner Home Video.

The People Under the Stairs: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream,
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Happy Birthday Vincent Price! A Look Back at Vincentennial

Today is Vincent Price’s 104th Birthday! Price was born here in St. Louis on this date in 1911 and is the most iconic movie star to hail from our city. Price, who died October 25th 1993, was also a gourmand, author, stage actor, speaker, world-class art collector, raconteur, and all-around Renaissance man. Vincent Price was simply one of the most remarkable people of the 20th Century. Four years ago we had the opportunity to celebrate his 100th birthday and St. Louis was the place to do it. I teamed up with Cinema St. Louis to present Vincentennial, The Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration, an event that lasted through much of the Spring of 2011. The following year Vincentennial won two coveted Rondo Awards, one for “Best Fan Event” and a second for myself as “Monster Kid of the Year” for directing the event. The Rondo Awards are prestigious Fan Awards given out
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Horror Blu-ray Round-Up: From a Whisper to a Scream, War-Gods of the Deep, Satan’s Blade

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We're back with a special round-up, taking a look at three upcoming horror film Blu-rays, two of which star the legendary Vincent Price. Scream Factory revealed the bonus features for the anthology horror film, From a Whisper to a Scream, Kino Lorber has announced they're bringing Jacques Tourneur's War Gods of the Deep, a.k.a. The City Under the Sea, out on Blu-ray with a new extra, and Olive Films has slated a Satan's Blade 30th anniversary Blu-ray for a spring release.

From a Whisper to a Scream: Scream Factory will release From a Whisper to a Scream on Blu-ray beginning April 28th, with bountiful bonus features included.

From Scream Factory: "**Extras for From A Whisper To A Scream Revealed!**

Fans of this underrated 1987 gem with Vincent Price (in his last role in a horror film) are in for a super treat. Check out the extensive line-up
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Super-8 Movie Madness Honors Vincent Price October 7th – Here Are His Ten Best Films

We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)

The non-Price movies we’re showing October 7th are The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire
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Vincent Price: The British Connection

As the undisputed king of American gothic, Vincent Price holds a unique position regarding his association with British horror. From the mid sixties, nearly all his films were made in the UK, and while not as distinguished as The House of Usher (1960), Tales of Terror (1962) and The Raven (1963), they are not without interest. As an actor perfectly suited to English gothic, Price’s output includes two career-defining performances. In a nutshell, he had the best of both worlds.

Masque of the Red Death (1964)

The British phase of his career began with a bang. After directing all of Price’s Poe chillers for American International Pictures, Roger Corman wanted to give the formula a fresh approach by making his next film in England. Aip’s Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson had already produced several European films, so the next step was to establish a London base with Louis M Heyward in charge.
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Horror Music Video of the Week: Within the Ruins – 'Feeding Frenzy'

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Horror Music Video of the Week: Within the Ruins – 'Feeding Frenzy'
Our latest video find comes from the recently-released album Elite from Massachusetts metallers Within the Ruins. In this clip, directed by Kevin J Custer, the band's brutal serving of hardcore & melodic death metal is just one course of a seriously sick dinner party, which illustrates the old adage “You are what you eat.” Within The Ruins - Feeding Frenzy Speaking of sick: Within the Ruins has lined up some new dates for their current “Sick Tour II” tour, where they'll be joined by fellow three-named hardcore bands Betraying the Martyrs and Buried in Verona. Next month they will hit the road again with I Declare War, Reflections and City in the Sea for the “Good Fight” tour, followed by the “Road to Metal Fest” with After the Burial. You can check the latest venues and dates at the band's official Facebook page.
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Vincentennial Nominated for a Rondo Award for Best Fan Event

Vincentennial, the Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration, which took place here in St. Louis last Spring and was covered in depth at We Are Movie Geeks, has been nominated for a Rondo Award for “Best Fan Event”. Now in their tenth year, The Rondo Awards are prestigious Fan Awards given out annually for the year’s best horror-related stuff–movies, magazines,articles, toys, etc. The Rondos are completely fan-based; nominees are selected by horror film fans and focus specifically on the horror genre. The awards are debated at The Classic Horror Film Board and presented at the Wonderfest Hobby Expo in May in Louisville, Ky. The awards are named for Rondo Hatton, the 1940′s-era character actor whose glandular disease resulted in a misshapen face and brutish appearance (an article I wrote for Wamg about Mr. Hatton can be found Here)

The Rondos have 31 categories covering all aspects of film and the horror genre in general,
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The Raven Official Trailer Debut & Honoring Edgar Allan Poe!

Today Marks The 162Nd Anniversary Of Edgar Allan Poe’S Death

The Raven

Honors Edgar Allan Poe today!

The Raven’s official trailer debuted last night on G4′s “Attack of the Show”and is now available at www.apple.com/trailers

Today at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and co-star Luke Evans (Immortals) will be engaging with press – as well as members of the Poe House and Museum – to kick off the film’s publicity campaign.

To celebrate Poe’s life and support the upcoming release of Relativity Media’s The Raven on March 9, 2012, black-wrapped cars, mannequins, and trash cans with “Rip Eap” emblazoned on them, along with Qr codes that linked to today’s debut of the trailer at apple.com, appeared in the Fells Point section of Baltimore, Maryland.

About The Raven:

Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack,
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The Raven – October 7th Edgar Allen Poe’s Death

.Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality..

-Edgar Allan Poe

Relativity Media invites you to remember the life of Edgar Allan Poe. October 7th, 2011 marks the 162nd anniversary of macabre-master Edgar Allan Poe.s untimely and mysterious death. To celebrate Poe.s life, and support Relativity Media.s upcoming theatrical release of The Raven on March 9, 2012, please see background information on the film, along with little-known facts about Poe.s life and a compendium of his works. The highly-anticipated gritty thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) stars John Cusack (Being John Malkovich) in the role of Poe, in addition to Luke Evans (The Three Musketeers), and Alice Eve (Men In Black III ). The Raven.s official trailer will debut tonight on G4.s .Attack of the Show. and will premiere on Apple tomorrow!

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Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3-D at Contamination

Vincentennial is over but you have one last chance to Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3-D. At 11:00pm this Friday night I will present this 90-minute show as part of the Contamination Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture Convention here in St. Louis at the Westport Sheraton Hotel. Condensed versions of the following Vincent Price films will be screened on Super-8 sound film: The Pit And The Pendulum, War-gods Of The Deep, The Raven, Master Of The World, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (Yes, Price is in that !), The Conqueror Worm, a 7-film Vincent Price Trailer Reel, and The Mad Magician which is in 3-D !!!(I have plenty of 3D glasses for everyone). and Tim Burton’s 6-minute short Vincent. I’ll also be talking about Vincentennial and handing out free copies of our all-Vincent Price issue of the St. Louis Globe Democrat. The Vincent Price presentation is
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Dr Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs in 16mm at Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness Tonight

Tonight at 10pm at the Way Out is our Vincentennial edition of Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness. We’re starting at 10pm because there is a 7pm screening of Witchfinder General at brown Hall on the campus of Washington University that no Vincent Price fan in St. Louis will be missing. I’ve now added a special screening to the festivities at The Way Out Club. At 11:30pm, I’m showing a 16mm print of Dr Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs, Price’s 1966 collaboration with legendary director Mario Bava. This is a superb technicolor print of a movie generally considered one of Price’s worst but is actually a film that has aged into kitschy, campy fun. Dana Jung’s reassessment of the film he wrote a few weeks ago here at We Are Movie Geeks can be found Here.

Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness is a 100 minute show
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Vincentennial: Vincent Price Film Festival Begins this Thursday

The Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival starts this Thursday, May 19th . This is a great opportunity for movie fans to see these wonderful Vincent Price films on the big screen. Most of the films are free, but the ones at the Hi-Pointe will be ticketed.

Here.s the complete lineup:

Thursday May 19:

7:30pm- The Fly (1958) to be presented at Missouri History Museum.S

MacDermott Grand Hall. With activities, a cash bar, and a special bonus at the door for Vincent Price look-a-likes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:30 p.m. screening of The Fly. Admission is free.

The Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival then moves to the The Hi-Pointe Theater for the next three days.

Friday May 20:

7:00pm . The Last Man On Earth (1964) will be presented in a stunning 35mm print to be preceded by Tim Burton.s 6-minute stop-motion animation short Vincent.
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Vincentennial, The Vincent Price Film Festival Lineup Announced

The Schedule for the Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival in St. Louis has been announced. May 27th is the 100th birthday of the most iconic actor to hail from St. Louis so Cinema St. Louis will be throwing a film festival in his honor to celebrate. Here’s the lineup:

Thursday May 19:

7:30pm- The Fly (1958) to be presented at Missouri History Museum’S

MacDermott Grand Hall. With activities, a cash bar, and a special bonus at the door for Vincent Price look-a-likes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:30 p.m. screening of The Fly. Admission is free.

The Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival then moves to the The Hi-Pointe Theater for the next three days.

Friday May 20:

7:00pm – The Last Man On Earth (1964) will be presented in a stunning 35mm print to be preceded by Tim Burton’s 6-minute stop-motion animation short Vincent.
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Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3-D

‘Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3-D’. at the Way Out Club will be held on Tuesday October 5th from 8pm to Midnight. These are Super-8 Sound films condensed from features (they average 15 minutes in length) and will be projected on a large screen at the Way Out Club. Admission is a measly Three Bucks!!!!

October 5th will be our one-year anniversary show and we have a special event honoring St. Louis’ greatest movie star. Condensed versions of the following Vincent Price films will be screened: The Pit And The Pendulum, War-gods Of The Deep, The Raven, Master Of The World, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (Yes, Price is in that !), The Conqueror Worm, a 7-film Vincent Price Trailer Reel, and The Mad Magician which is in 3-D !!!. I’m also going to set up a video projector at one point in the evening and show an episode of the
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