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Apr 28, 2017
So, what’s your personal idea of hell? For this writer, it would almost certainly involve being chained down in the audience of an eternal live filming of Loose Women as Donald Trump waves a slice of tiger bread, forever just out of reach. Yours is likely to be similar, though it would have to be pretty grim indeed to come anywhere near Lucio Fulci’s 1981 career-best infernal vision and perhaps the definitive (obviously other than Little Nicky) cinematic depiction of eternal damnation, The Beyond.
Zombie Lake, 1981.
Directed by Jean Rollin.
A French village becomes overrun with Nazi soldiers killed in World War II who have returned as zombies.
The launch title for new label Black House Films, 1981’s Zombie Lake is considered something of a classic amongst genre devotees so for a new label trying to establish itself by putting out a series of Euro-horror staples it makes sense to start with a well-known title. However, movies can be called a ‘classic’ for many different reasons and being good is not always one of them, and Zombie Lake is definitely not a good film.
In fact, it is an absolute turkey and when you look into its production history and discover that original director Jesus Franco (Vampyros Lesbos/White Cannibal Queen) – a man not exactly known for his scruples when it came »
- Amie Cranswick
Dark Horse's The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man comic book series tops today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Wizard World Cleveland, new releases (respectively) from Cavity Colors and Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, and the New Jersey Horror Con.
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man Comic Book Series: Press Release: "Milwaukie, Ore., (March 14, 2017)—Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse is delighted to announce the follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, with The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even more Thomas Adye adventures, while Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) lends his beautiful art to the story, and Hernán Cabrera (Caliban) brings the art to life with his gorgeously grotesque color palette.
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man finds Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard struggling to return to normalcy after his run-in with »
- Derek Anderson
The archive announced last year that it would begin distributing titles theatrically and on home video in partnership with Seattle’s Something Weird Video. Agfa touts itself as the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world and offers 4K and 2K scanning to preserve 35mm and 16mm films.
Titles in Arrow’s catalog include Mario Bava’s “Blood and Black Lace,” “Blood Rage,” and Japan’s “Female Prisoner Scorpion.” Severin’s catalog includes Italian zombie title “Burial Ground,” Jess Franco’s “Vampyros Lesbos,” and “Birdemic: Shock and Terror.” Vinegar Syndrome’s catalog include James Bryan’s “Don’t Go Into the Woods,” Rudy Ray Moore’s “Dolemite” series, and holiday horror film “Christmas Evil.”
“We’re incredibly excited about Agfa’s expanding mission, with our »
- Dave McNary
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