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Horror Highlights: Nitehawk Cinema’s October Programming, Red Christmas Clip, Web Of The Spider Blu-ray

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Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, Kill, Black Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.

Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.

“New Horror

We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we,
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Wendy Williams Guests on Odd Mom Out Season 3 Finale and Spills All Sorts of Tea

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Wendy Williams Guests on Odd Mom Out Season 3 Finale and Spills All Sorts of Tea
Wendy Williams is asking Odd Mom Out, “How you doin’?” — and People’s got the exclusive first look at her appearance!

The 53-year-old talk show host will appear in the season 3 finale for the hit half-hour scripted Bravo series, which follows stay-at-home mother to three children Jill Weber (creator and author Jill Kargman) as she tries to navigate the wealthy mommy clique that resides in New York’s prestigious Upper East Side neighborhood.

Williams will play herself in the episode, interviewing a mysterious guest ready to spill off the tea on Brooke Von-Weber, Jill’s sister-in-law and Momzilla rival (played
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Review: "Ronin" (1998) Starring Robert De Niro; Arrow Video Blu-ray Release

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By Todd Garbarini

I’m a sucker for car chases. Not the perfunctory, last-minute “Hey, this movie needs a car chase!” variety, but the kind that comes as a result of a particular plot point wherein someone or some group has to get away from some other group. While most new car chases such as The Fast and the Furious sort are usually accomplished through CGI, I find that this sleight-of-hand fakery virtually abolishes all tension. The best ones that I have seen all did it for real through innovative and unprecedented filming techniques and excellent editing: Grand Prix (1966), Vanishing Point (1967), Bullitt (1968), The Seven-Ups (1973), The Blues Brothers (1980), The Road Warrior (1981), The Terminator (1984), F/X (1986), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), and The Town (2010) all have action sequences that put the full wonder of film editing on display.

There are two major car chases in the late John Frankenheimer’s Ronin, which opened on Friday,
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Full Details for Arrow Video’s August Horror Releases, Including Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

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This August, Arrow Video enters the deranged mind of Herbert West with their limited edition 4K restoration of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (which was initially slated for a July 25th release), and we now have the full list of special features for the anticipated release, along with two other horror Blu-rays coming out this month from Arrow: The Slayer and a limited edition steelbook of Society.

Press Release: The summer really hots up in August, as Arrow Video releases a special edition of an 80s classic, a white-knuckle thriller, a splatter horror masterpiece, a box set of crime classics, a rare Italian sword-and-sandal epic, and an amazing new limited edition steelbook.

First up, one of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features. According to the distributor (Mvd), this awesome package is officially sold out already,
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Kill, Baby… Kill!: Bava’s Beautiful Best

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When a filmmaker creates a number of movies that qualify for masterpiece status, it becomes nearly impossible to quantifiably conclude which one stands above the rest as his or her single greatest achievement. We have our favorites, of course, but can any of us really name which of Hitchcock’s films is his definitive best? Or Kurosawa’s? Or Spielberg’s? The same is true of Mario Bava, the great Italian director who made films across a number of genres but who is best known for his work in horror. How does one name a single “best” movie from the man responsible for Black Sunday and Blood and Black Lace and The Whip and the Body and Black Sabbath? It’s like naming a favorite child.

While his 1966 movie Kill, Baby... Kill! isn’t always named as being one of Bava’s best, it absolutely deserves to be part of the conversation and is,
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Hatchet For The Honeymoon: Mario Bava at a Crossroads

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As the film that bridges the two decades of Mario Bava’s output as a director, 1970’s Hatchet for the Honeymoon feels strangely trapped between two worlds. It contains the traces of gothic horror with which Bava made his name, as well as elements of the supernatural and the psychosexual leanings of the giallo genre he more or less helped create. At the same time, it’s steeped in dazzling colors and psychedelia—it feels seedier than his usual output even though it’s far less graphic than some of his other works.

Stephen Forsyth plays John Harrington, working at a bridal dress factory managed by his older wife, Mildred (Laura Betti), with whom he shares very little love. He has a proclivity for watching young women wear bridal gowns and then murdering them; one day, however, he meets and gradually falls in love with Helen (Dagmar Lassandar), one of
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Evil Eye (1963): Mario Bava Invents the Giallo

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Though he worked across a number of genres, be it fantasy with Hercules in the Haunted World, science fiction with Planet of the Vampires or the crime thriller with Rabid Dogs, the great Mario Bava will forever be most closely associated with horror. His work in the genre is both groundbreaking and legendary, its influence felt across a wide swath of filmmakers and films. Traces of his gothic horror movies can be seen as recently as 2015’s Crimson Peak, while his 1971 effort A Bay of Blood inspired countless slashers, none more than Friday the 13th. It is his 1963 thriller Evil Eye, however, that would help create a genre both known and beloved by fans of Italian horror: the giallo film.

The “giallo,” as it is commonly known, refers to a style of paperback mysteries sold in Italy beginning in the late 1920s; the title “giallo” refers to the yellow covers adorning these cheap,
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New York’s The Quad Cinema Hosting Massive 21-Movie Mario Bava Retrospective

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Back in May, The Quad Cinema in New York celebrated the diverse works of director Larry Cohen, and they're now devoting the big screen to filmmaker Mario Bava in a massive retrospective series featuring screenings of 21 of the influential Italian director's films. Currently underway and running until July 25th, the Bava retrospective is highlighted by 35mm screenings of films such as Black Sabbath and Black Sunday, a 4K restoration of Planet of the Vampires, and much more.

Details on the Bava screenings can be found below, and to learn more, visit the Quad Cinema's official website.

"The Quad celebrates the Italian maestro of the macabre with a near-complete retrospective of his work—21 titles with 13 on 35mm—plus the U.S. Premiere of a new 4K restoration of Planet of the Vampires

Over the course of more than two dozen features, Mario Bava’s distinctive style developed from baroque manipulation of
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Mario Bava

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Above: Us one sheet for Black Sunday (Mario Bava, Italy, 1960).Earlier this week I featured Francine Spiegel and Dylan Haley’s terrific new poster for the re-release of Mario Bava’s Kill, Baby...Kill!, which has been playing at New York’s Quad Cinema in a 50th anniversary, 2K restoration. (Full disclosure: this week I started working for the film’s distributor, Kino Lorber, although I can take no credit for that design.) Today, the Quad follows up that run with Mondo Bava: 20-film retrospective of Bava’s films with many of the films on 35mm.Though Bava made over 30 films in various genres over the course of more than two decades, he is best known as perhaps the greatest stylist in horror, the maestro of the macabre. The posters for his horror films may not always convey Bava’s sense of style (notable exceptions being the French posters
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DVD Review – Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959)

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster, 1959.

Directed by Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava.

Starring John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Gail Pearl, and Daniela Rocca.

Synopsis:

A group of scientists investigating the disappearance of an ancient Mayan civilisation discover a remnant of an alien species that infects one of their crew.

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster is an Italian sci-fi/horror movie from 1959 that is credited as being directed by Riccardo Freda (The Vampires) but features more than a bit of the handiwork of one Mario Bava, the legendary filmmaker responsible for Gothic horror classics Black Sunday, Black Sabbath and the influential giallo Bay of Blood. In it, a group of archaeologists are investigating what happened to an ancient Mayan civilisation that just seemed to disappear. When one of the crew dives in the pool that is situated inside the ruins of the ancient city a blobby alien entity is awakened,
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Univision’s ‘Blood Bath’ Docudrama Faces Backlash for Gory Re-Enactments of Orlando Club Massacre

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Univision’s ‘Blood Bath’ Docudrama Faces Backlash for Gory Re-Enactments of Orlando Club Massacre
Univision will air “Baño de Sangre,” which translates to “Blood Bath,” a special that features gory re-enactments of the mass shooting inside Orlando’s Pulse nightclub despite public outcry to scrap the show. The special re-enacting the massacre that left 49 people dead and many more injured will air today (Saturday, Feb. 25) at 6:55 p.m. Et on the Spanish-language channel despite the condemnation of parents of victims, survivors, the club’s owner and Gladd. Univision pulled ads for the special that featured bloody bodies piled on top of each other, and the club responded via Twitter. @CronicasSabado @Univision your decision to air will only.
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Univision Pulls Ads For Pulse Shooting Show Segment; Club Owner, Mothers, Victims, GLAAD Press Network To Stop ‘Blood Bath’

Mothers of murdered children, victims/survivors from the Orlando mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, the club’s owner and GLAAD have pressed Univision not to air a segment on its weekend crime show Crónicas de Sábado titled “Baño De Sangre” (it translates to Blood Bath), about last year’s massacre that killed 49 people and injured hundreds more physically and/or mentally. Ads for Blood Bath that showed a re-enactment inside the nightclub shooting in gory detail…
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (1971)

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I cherish a good giallo film. For those unfamiliar with this sub-genre, it’s like a slasher, but with an emphasis on police procedure and a dash of Italian Vogue. (Not to mention the ubiquitous gloved killer.) Starting in the mid ‘60s, they revved up the violence, leading to the watershed of Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971), where Mario Bava singlehandedly invented the “body count” that transferred across the water and led us to Haddonfield and Camp Crystal Lake.

But some gialli still let their freak flags fly, bringing us to The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971), a film that blends bodies, bodices, castles, the supernatural, possible gas lighting, nudity, and triple crosses into an overflowing bath of ideas that is a lot of fun to splash around in. Not all the water stays in the tub, but there’s still plenty enough for a good soak.

Released in Italy in August,
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Horror Highlights: Antibirth Blu-ray / DVD, The Field Guide To Evil, Paranormal Lockdown, Volumes Of Blood, Dead Squad

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What is growing inside of Lou (Natasha Lyonne)? Danny Perez’s Antibirth can be yours on Blu-ray and DVD beginning February 7th. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: The Field Guide to Evil crowdfunding campaign, a clip from Friday’s episode of Paranormal Lockdown, Volumes of Blood trailer and poster, and the poster for Dead Squad.

Antibirth Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne, Orange in the New Black) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry, American Horror Story) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who — or what — is growing inside of her? Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut February 7th, 2017 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, Anitbirth also includes psychedelic clips, storyboards,
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Exclusive: Director Jon Maynard Talks Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories Segment – Blood Bath

If you’re a frequent Dread Central reader, you’ll know that we’ve been giving a lot of coverage to the Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories (review), the sequel to 2015’s Volumes of Blood, because who doesn’t love a throwback to the… Continue Reading →

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Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas: 2016 Edition

I’m guessing that you, just like most of us, have always had seasonal favorites when it comes to movies that attempt to address and evoke the spirit of Christmas. Like most from my generation, when I was a kid I learned the pleasures of perennial anticipation of Christmastime as interpreted by TV through a series of holiday specials, like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and even musical variety hours where the likes of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams and Dean Martin et al would sit around sets elaborately designed to represent the ideal Christmas-decorated living room, drinking “wassail” (I’m sure that’s what was in those cups) and crooning classics of the season alongside a dazzling array of guests. (We knew we were moving into a new world of holiday cheer when David Bowie joined Bing Crosby for
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Blu-ray Review: Black Christmas (1974) Collector’s Edition

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There is no definitive answer as to what the first slasher movie really is. Many point to Michael Powell's Peeping Tom or even Psycho as the film that launched the genre. Others suggest it's Mario Bava’s Bay of Blood (aka Twitch of the Death Nerve) that invented the slasher tropes. Some still say it's John Carpenter's original Halloween, a movie that, even if it is not the first slasher movie ever made, can still be called the most influential. It (and Bava’s Bay of Blood) is the movie that producer Sean Cunningham was ripping off when he made the original Friday the 13th, the copycat that launched a thousand more copycats. There has been a push in the last 10–15 years, though, to recognize Bob Clark's 1974 film Black Christmas (aka Silent Night, Evil Night) as the first “real” slasher, as a clear line can be drawn
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'Blindman': The Story Behind a Drunk Beatle's Spaghetti Western

'Blindman': The Story Behind a Drunk Beatle's Spaghetti Western
When Paul McCartney shocked the world in April 1970 with his announcement of the Beatles' break-up, drummer Ringo Starr added a surprise of his own by becoming (initially, at least) the most musically active member of the former Fab Four.

As he would later recount in the lyrics of "Early 1970," the deceptively jaunty b-side of his 1971 hit "It Don't Come Easy," Starr was the only Beatle who didn't have any serious beef with any other member of the band at the time. Feeling lost without the family dynamic of the musical
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The Arrow: A Blood Bath Involving Swinging Cheerleaders and Crimes of Passion

Blood Bath is one of the best releases in recent memory. This honor has almost nothing to do with the film(s) contained within the package, but because it’s a comprehensive study of a film production that can only be described… Continue Reading →

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New Stills Shed Volumes of Blood and Tell Horror Stories

We’ve previously shared some intel on the upcoming anthology sequel Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories, and today we have the first two official images to share courtesy of Blood Moon Pictures. The stills come from the sequence Blood Bath, directed by… Continue Reading →

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