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Willard and Ben — Region B

Guest Reviewer Lee Broughton is back, with a rodent roundup of horror, or more accurately, psychological suspense interrupted by a few salacious slayings. What would Mickey say?

The brief synopses of Daniel Mann’s Willard and Phil Karlson’s Ben that appeared in the horror movie books and magazines that kids in the UK loved to pore over during the late 1970s always gave the impression that this pair of killer rat films were hardcore horror shows.

In truth, the actual horror content of both films is relatively mild and infrequent. In spite of this, Willard and Ben still tend to be discussed in terms of their relation to the often more extreme movies that appeared in the “animals attack” cycle of horror films that flourished during the 1970s.

That particular subgenre represents something of a niche interest area that is governed by a pretty tight set of boundaries. The
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The 13 Worst Horror Movie Monsters of All Time

The 13 Worst Horror Movie Monsters of All Time
Some horror movie monsters instantly achieve iconic status and proceed to slash, mutilate and maim their way through an ever-increasing stack of sequels until the inevitable jump-the-shark moment when they’re shelved (until it’s time for a gritty, dark reboot).

Others … well, others don’t quite get that chance. For every Michael Myers, there’s a dozen wannabes stalking the shadows of lesser-known horror films, just trying their hardest to scare people. They fail miserably, of course, but where would we be as a civilization without the likes of …

Evil Trees in The Triffids

They’re trees. And they
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Catalog From The Beyond: Night Of The Lepus (1972)

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In a femme fatale performance as Marion Crane, Janet Leigh is such a compelling leading lady in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, that it’s that much more shocking when you find out in bloody fashion that she, in fact, isn’t the leading lady. So, you can imagine my excitement when I realized that one of the other movies on Leigh’s résumé features killer rabbits. With Easter Sunday coming up, I figured what better way to celebrate Jesus coming back from the dead as a giant bunny (I’m assuming that’s what happened) than by checking out a flick about massive rabbits terrorizing the Southwest?

I’m a sucker for “nature’s revenge” movies, and the sillier the premise, the better. George McCowan’s Frogs, for example, is a nutty exploitation masterpiece that layers insightful social commentary in between sheets of bonkers set pieces where various amphibians and reptiles attack the local aristocracy.
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It Came From The Tube: Black Noon (1971)

Truth be told, I’ve never been too big on Westerns. I don’t know why; I just don’t connect with most of them, or maybe I feel that there’s something missing. Perhaps…Satan?!? Yes, of course we’re heading back to the ‘70s where the Behooved One thrived, even on the small screen. Saddle up for Black Noon (1971), a long forgotten horror/western TV movie that laid the groundwork for some well-regarded horror films.

First airing on The New CBS Friday Night Movies on November 5th, Black Noon had no real competition from the NBC World Premiere Movie or ABC’s Love, American Style, with audiences taking to this insidiously laid back demon oater.

Let’s crack open our telegrammed copy of TV Guide and have a look see:

Black Noon (Friday, 9:30pm, CBS)

A preacher and his wife deal with mysterious forces in a small western town.
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Horror disc round-up: Ghoulies, The Burning, Frogs vs Slugs

Nick Aldwinckle Oct 25, 2016

Fancy some horror? We've been taking a look at the discs of Ghoulies, The Burning, Psychomania and more...

“Have you ever heard a frog scream?”, the tag-line to George McCowan’s 1972 ecological horror Frogs (out now on Arrow Blu-ray) should have read. Indeed, for any of you readers that have ever been rudely awoken at 2am by the sound of a traumatised frog being gifted to you by your pet cat/furry psychopath, an amphibian cry of terror is probably the second worst sound there is (behind, of course, Kaiser Chiefs).

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Not that frogs themselves are inherently evil, though viewing this classic dose of seventies green-themed nastiness might convince you otherwise. Slugs are Ok, too, though we’ll get on to them later on in this month’s vague
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Premature Burial

It’s one of those fears I never think about until someone brings it up - being buried alive. Just saying it makes my skin crawl, and not in a scary movie kind of way. Waking up in total darkness, unable to really move, hearing the sound of my heart beating wildly in my chest and this is before the true panic sets in. Check please, and bring the car around, won’t you? This is why I will be cremated, thanks (and save the comments about waking up engulfed in flames – it’ll be quicker, at least). Roger Corman’s Premature Burial (1962), based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, taps directly into this fear and mines that vein for 81 entertaining minutes.

Released in North America on March 7th by American International Pictures (there’s a story – more on that later), Premature Burial was the 3rd of Corman’s Poe adaptations,
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Bluray Review: The Legacy

There are very few eras in horror history that rival my love for the horror filled ’70s. Everything from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Last House On The Left, Devil’S Rain, Race With The Devil…I could go on forever about my love for all things horror that made the ’70s easily the best decade of all time when it comes to providing shocks, scares and an unsettling vibe that ran through all of its films. Thanks to the gang at Scream Factory, ’70s horror is given some great treatment in the form of brand new Bluray releases of not only 1977’s Michael Winner-helmed The Sentinel (hitting shelves Sept.22nd) but also another gem of 1970’s genre greatness, the 1978 film The Legacy.

The Film

Led by Katherine Ross (The Stepford Wives) and Sam Elliott (Road House, Frogs) as Margaret Walsh and Pete Danner, The Legacy tells the story of
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Fright At Home – May 26th: Reptiles, Houses and The Devil in A Cage

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

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

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

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,
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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

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

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

"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

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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

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

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!!

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

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

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