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Fifteen Memorable Bullies in Movies

26 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

So recently I watched A Christmas Story. And even though I watch the movie 24 hours a day during Christmas time, it’s great any time of year.Clearly tit’s one of your all time classics around the holidays. But what particularly drew my attention this 368th time around, was Scut Farkus. Man was he a vicious little bully huh? Those eyes, those braces. He was perfect. Although I do think the line “when I tell you to come, you better come” rubs me the wrong way. In any event, it reminded how awesome the role of bully is in movies. Which

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- Nat Berman

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Sundance 2016 Review: Rob Zombie’s 31 is a Viciously Fun Game of Survival

25 January 2016 11:45 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

31 was undoubtedly made for those of us who have enjoyed Zombie’s work over the years. It may not be as ambitious as The Lords of Salem or as epic as The Devil’s Rejects but, by and large, it’s a ton of blood-soaked fun that gives us real characters to connect with, introduces us to some incredibly twisted assassins and goes for broke at every possible turn.

The story feels like Zombie’s own horror-fied version of The Running Man (with a bit of a Kubrickian flavor to it) and features breakout performances from Richard Brake and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Folks who aren’t into Zombie’s work probably won’t enjoy 31, but any film that gives the amazing Meg Foster the opportunity to wield a chainsaw like a total badass is aces in my book.

31’s story is pretty straightforward; a group of carnies (Sheri Moon Zombie, »

- Heather Wixson

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Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

16 January 2016 11:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hey, let's dig up a rotting corpse, just for fun! A group of crazy Florida theater students plays a group of crazy Florida theater students in Bob Clark's no-budget, spirited attempt to ride in the wake of Night of the Living Dead. An hour of bad jokes is capped by a satisfying zombie onslaught that got the film a major release and launched a career. That's how a score of good directors got started in the 1970s. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Blu-ray Vci Entertainment 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 76 min. / Street Date February 23, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin. Cinematography Jack McGowan Film Editor Gary Goch Art Direction Forest Carpenter Original Music Carl Zittrer Special Makeup Creator Alan Ormsby Written by Bob Clark, Alan Ormsby Produced by Gary Goch Directed by Bob Clark credited as Benjamin Clark

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Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things Blu-ray Release Details

11 January 2016 9:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The late, great Bob Clark gave holiday film fans two great presents with A Christmas Story and Black Christmas, but some view Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things as his greatest gift of all. If you're in the lattermost camp, then you'll be pleased to know that Vci Entertainment will release the cult zombie film on Blu-ray this February.

DVD Drive-In reports that Vci Entertainment's Blu-ray release of Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is scheduled to hit shelves on February 23rd.

Boasting a 2K restoration from the 35mm interpositive, this Blu-ray debut of the beloved 1972 film will come complete with a hearty helping of special features, including "two commentary tracks, video tributes to Bob Clark, the original theatrical trailer, music videos, and some very rare, and clever radio spots, which have not been heard since the original theatrical release, plus much more."

The release also comes with three »

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