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Fright At Home – May 26th: Reptiles, Houses and The Devil in A Cage

29 May 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This week is a good one, you dear Fright Fanatics! Scream Factory, Dark Sky and Level 33 all put out some interesting and fun titles and what better way to tell you genre fans about them, than to well,..tell you about them. We picked a few of the titles to focus on, the ones we feel you should give a chance or even better, give your money to own. Read on!

 

Let Us Prey (Dir. Brian O’Malley)

Quite easily the standout film being released this week, Brian O’Malley’s Let Us Prey is a film that slowly gets under your skin, then proceeds to rip it off, with its completely engrossing plot and twists. Dealing with a rookie police officer (a Great performance by The Woman‘s Pollyanna McIntosh)’s first night on the job, the film throws her into a somewhat corrupt police department, one filled with »

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Contest: Win The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Features on Blu-ray

26 May 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tomorrow, Scream Factory's unleashing respective double feature Blu-rays of The Food of the Gods and Frogs, and Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each double feature to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, »

- Derek Anderson

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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Frogs, Let Us Prey, Cannibal Ferox

25 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.

Anchor Bay is also bringing home Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus this week, Vinegar Syndrome is giving the cult film Madman a high-def upgrade and Universal is keeping busy as well with their releases of Seventh Son, The Loft and the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil too. »

- Heather Wixson

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Blu-ray Reviews: Empire Of The Ants, Jaws Of Satan, Food Of The Gods, Frogs

22 May 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Animal horror was big in the 1970s, and it’s not just the fault of Jaws. Environmental concerns carrying over from the previous decade were seeping into the American consciousness and, by extension, the American genre film.

Pesticides, pollution and ever-increasing concerns about nuclear power funneled their way into a slew of eco-horror movies in which mankind’s incessant tampering with the environment led Mother Nature to retaliate in the form killer animals, insects and fish, often mutated to gigantic size and always ready to kill. Titles like Grizzly and Night of the Lepus and Kingdom of the Spiders and The Swarm were de rigueur for ‘70s horror, and while the genre has never really gone away — every year sees a few new killer animal films (and that’s not counting the SyFy Channel nonsense like Crocosaurus) — it reached its zenith during that decade. Now as part of their Summer of Fear, »

- Patrick Bromley

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Brand News Clips/Stills From Scream Factory’s Bluray Double Features of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan & The Food Of The Gods/Frogs

19 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scream Factory’s release of not only one solid double feature but two (2!!) doubles that feature four fan favorite creature feature flicks. On May 26th, the gang at Sf is ready to unleash both a double feature of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan, and the fan favorite old school classic films The Food Of The Gods/Frogs.

Quite the set of releases, both Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan and The Food Of The Gods/Frogs are releases that not only provide some hellish entertainment, but interesting trivia, included via brand new interviews with the films’ stars and special effects people as well. I don’t know about your friend fanatics, but these larger than life films are made even more enjoyable after hearing stories about everybody’s experiences with making the films.

 

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People »

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Clips & Trailers from The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Feature Blu-rays

18 May 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On May 26th, Scream Factory's unleashing nature-gone-wrong creature features, including the killer amphibians from Frogs, the giant rats from The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants! »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: Mad Max: Fury Road Legacy Featurette, The Legacy (1979) & Innerspace Blu-rays

16 April 2015 4:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"I remember a time of chaos... but most of all, I remember the Road Warrior. The man we called 'Max.'" In anticipation of the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere, the 35+ year history of George Miller's dystopian franchise is celebrated in a new featurette. Also included in our latest round-up is a newly announced Blu-ray from Scream Factory that should please Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross fans, as well as the special features and cover art for Warner Bros.' Innerspace high-definition home media release.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Press Release -- "From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with »

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Remembering Albert Maysles, Richard Glatzer and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in March

2 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Harve Bennett (1930-2015) - Producer. He worked on the Star Trek movie franchise, beginning with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and staying through Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He died on February 25. (Deadline) Lynn Borden (1937-2015) - Actress. Best known for TV's Hazel, she also appears in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Carpetbaggers, Dirty Mary Crazy LarryBlack Mama White Mama (see below), Frogs, the...

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The Food of the Gods / Frogs & Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan Double Feature Blu-ray Release Details

1 April 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Long before he co-starred as James Dalton's memorable mentor and friend in Road House, Sam Elliott took on killer amphibians in 1972's Frogs, and with Scream Factory offering up two double doses of nature-gone-wrong creature features, Frogs is invading homes on Blu-ray this May along with the giant rats of The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

Press release - "This spring, nature strikes back! On May 26, 2015 Scream Factory presents Food of the Gods and Frogs, two nature-gone-berserk shockers on Blu-ray for the first time. This release comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with the films’ stars Belinda Balaski and Joan Van Ark.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. »

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2 Classic Horror Br Double Packs Due in May

27 March 2015 3:21 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Food Of The Gods / Frogs & Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan

On Blu-ray May 26, 2015

This spring, nature strikes back! On May 26, 2015 Scream Factory presents Food of the Gods and Frogs, two nature-gone-berserk shockers on Blu-ray for the first time. This release comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with the films’ stars Belinda Balaski and Joan Van Ark.

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Scream Factory Gives Horror Lovers Two Creature Double Features This May!!

26 March 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

In the words of the great Samuel L. Jackson: “Hold onto your butts”. Always known to please genre fans, whether they be the Halloween types of the more obscure genre films like Exterminators Of The Year 3000, it’s safe to say the gang at Sf know their audience and kick ass giving fans fun and exciting releases. Coming this May 26th, Scream Factory is not only release one creature feature double feature, but Two, with the release of Food Of The Gods / Frogs and Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan. I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but the news of these releases gives me one hell of a grin. Each double feature set includes an H.G. Wells adaption, along with another creature film to wet your whistle for days.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People »

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Actress Lynn Borden, Who Appeared in ‘Hazel,’ ‘Frogs,’ Dies at 77

6 March 2015 2:31 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Film and TV actress Lynn Borden, who was known for her roles in films like the Peter Fonda-Adam Roarke starrer “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry,” and the TV show “Hazel,” died March 3 after an extended illness. She was 77.

Born Lynn Freyse in Detroit and raised in Tucson, Borden was crowned Miss Arizona in 1957 and was runner-up in the Miss America pageant that year. She worked as a model before setting her sights on Hollywood. Her credits also included the cult film “Frogs,” in which her character met her demise via a snapping turtle. Her final credit was a 2006 episode of “CSI: NY.”

She was also a painter and sang in her church choir.

Borden is survived by her husband, Roger Brunelle, and her brother, Steve Freyse.

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Actress Lynn Borden, Who Appeared in ‘Hazel,’ ‘Frogs,’ Dies at 77

6 March 2015 2:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film and TV actress Lynn Borden, who was known for her roles in films like the Peter Fonda-Adam Roarke starrer “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry,” and the TV show “Hazel,” died March 3 after an extended illness. She was 77.

Born Lynn Freyse in Detroit and raised in Tucson, Borden was crowned Miss Arizona in 1957 and was runner-up in the Miss America pageant that year. She worked as a model before setting her sights on Hollywood. Her credits also included the cult film “Frogs,” in which her character met her demise via a snapping turtle. Her final credit was a 2006 episode of “CSI: NY.”

She was also a painter and sang in her church choir.

Borden is survived by her husband, Roger Brunelle, and her brother, Steve Freyse.

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Lynn Borden, Actress on TV's 'Hazel,' Dies at 77

6 March 2015 11:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lynn Borden, who starred on the 1960s TV comedy Hazel and was done in by a killer turtle in the 1972 cult eco-horror film Frogs, died Tuesday after an extended illness, her family announced. She was 77.  Borden played Barbara Baxter on the fifth and final season of Hazel, which starred Shirley Booth as a live-in maid. The show had shifted from NBC to CBS, and Hazel had moved in with another family.   Frogs, distributed by American International Pictures, stars Ray Milland as a wealthy wheelchair-bound man who is polluting the swamp around his island estate. Nature

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Frogs (1972) review

4 January 2015 12:32 AM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

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Frogs (1972)

Written by: Robert Huchison, Robert Blees

Directed by: George McCowan

Cast: Sam Elliot (Pickett Smith), Ray Milland (Jason Crockett), Joan Van Arc (Karen Crockett), Adam Roarke (Clint Crockett), Judy Pace (Bella Garrington), Mae Mercer (Maybelle), Lynn Borden (Jenny Crockett)

One great truth that I have learned is that there are truly no new things. There are only old things happening to new people. Agree or disagree, I’m using it in this particular instance to describe a little subgenre of the horror film, the eco horror film. My picks for horror movie watching in general are usually split between about 70 percent random and about 30 percent deliberate. It’s usually the random ones that are the most fun. I’m a sucker for American International Pictures flicks from the 1970’s. They fall under a few different types of classifications, but they are all Grindhouse »

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