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Interview: Lar Park Lincoln Reflects on Friday The 13th Part VII – The New Blood and Freddy’S Nightmares

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This past weekend I traveled up to the Northeast United States to check out Salem Horror Fest, a brand new horror festival whose mission is “to examine the themes of Fear and the American Experience within the horror genre.” With programming from September 21st–October 15th, Salem Horror Fest has featured film screenings and various live shows that examine horror in the context of significant American issues including race, gender, and sexuality. It looks to be having a hell of an inaugural year and based on my experience, I’d be very surprised if it didn’t come back again next year.

At the “Women with Guts” event on Saturday, we sat down for a screening of Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood (you might be aware that I’m rather fond of this film) and afterwards, I was lucky enough to sit down for a conversation with
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New York City’s Blood Manor Haunted House Attraction Returns This October to Bring Nightmares to Life

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It's the season to face your fears and embrace some scares, and for years, the Blood Manor haunted house in New York City has been a hub of horror of the highest order. Beginning October 6th, you can re-enter the living nightmares of the attraction when its doors ominously open once again, inviting you to meet Dr. Shock and a few of his frightening friends...

Press Release: New York, NY – (September 25, 2017) --In 2017, Blood Manor, NYC’S Premier Haunted House Attraction, located at 163 Varick Street in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square District, continues the tradition of Terror to NYC’S Halloween Season! Blood Manor will also be appearing at Nycb Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY. All dates and times can be seen at and

The residents of Blood Manor have returned and are thirsting for the Aroma Of Fear!
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Sentinel (1977)

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In regards to his filmic output, director Michael Winner was wildly inconsistent at his worst and wholly divisive at his best (and vice versa). The remarkable thing is that those two extreme opinions can be about the same film; some find the kinetic sleaze of Death Wish (1974) powerful and disturbing, others find its ham-fisted social grazing problematic and off-putting. But it was a big hit, so naturally Universal let him ride the satanic tide with The Sentinel (1977), a Good vs. Evil, Portal to Hell potboiler that warms this Fulci-loving heart three years before Lucio even set foot in New Orleans.

Given a limited release in January stateside, The Sentinel barely broke even on its $4 million budget, and the critics hated it, deeming it lurid, reprehensible trash. Which it is; but it’s also ridiculously entertaining and has a few truly haunting moments. Turns out Winner could do horror—and yet
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Deadly Pleasures: A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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Like with any long-running slasher movie franchise, every horror fan has a favorite Nightmare on Elm Street sequel when asked. The most popular response is Dream Warriors, which, based on anecdotal evidence, many fans prefer even to the first film. Some like its follow-up, the Renny Harlin-directed The Dream Master, best. Very rarely, if ever, do Nightmare fans name the fifth installment, 1989’s The Dream Child, as their favorite. It’s the unloved orphan of the franchise, lacking even the novelty of Freddy’s Dead with its 3-D climax and the fact that it’s designed to end the series for good (even if Wes Craven’s New Nightmare would render said closure impotent just a few years later). For many, The Dream Child represents the franchise overstaying its welcome for one film too many before wrapping up. And, yes, the movie has its share of problems both in
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Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 3 Review: Thin Ice

With a history as long and complex as Doctor Who has, each episode can become something of a trial for writers: acknowledging past adventures while simultaneously crafting a new and intriguing story.

Unfortunately, Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 3 really strayed too far into whole plot references to be altogether enjoyable for its own sake.

"Thin Ice" featured the Doctor and Bill visiting the Frost Fair in 1814 and discovering that there was an enormous creature under the ice, being fed people in order to produce fuel for the engines of London.

If this premise sounds vaguely familiar, it should.

In Doctor Who Season 5 Episode 2, "The Beast Below," the Doctor and Amy visited Starship UK and discovered that the "ship" was actually built on the back of a massive spacefaring creature which was being fed people...

And later in this episode, the Doctor asked Bill to make the choice for what to do about the unfortunate creature,
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Horror Highlights: Circus Kane, Dinner Short Film, Night Of Something Strange, Horror Haiku: The Museum, Territorial Behavior

Zack Ward and James Cullen Bressack, the minds behind some of the most fun and original horror films as of late, present Circus Kane. A new trailer for the Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray-directed film has been released and stars Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Interns of F.I.E.L.D.). Also: the short film Dinner, the Blu-ray / DVD release of Night of Something Strange, Horror Haiku Season 5 teaser videos, and Territorial Behavior.

Circus Kane Teaser Trailer Unleashed: Press Release: "Home Entertainment and Theatrical Film Distributor Uncork'd Entertainment has revealed a first look at the highly-anticipated Circus Kane.

Starring Jonathan Lipnicki and directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray, Circus Kane sees a reclusive circus master invite a group of social media stars to his house of haunts. Anyone who can make it out before being scared into submission will earn $250,000 — but the social media stars soon learn they are not only competing for money,
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Horror Highlights: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Drawing, Gehenna: Where Death Lives, Woom Excerpt, Ithaca Fantastik Fest, The Master Cleanse

"I may be dead, but I'm still pretty." Whether you want to watch Buffy Summers and company battle supernatural beings for the first time or re-live all your favorite moments from the show, reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are playing now on Pop TV. Also: The Drawing short film starring Clarke Wolfe in its entirety, a trailer / acquisition news for Gehenna: Where Death Lives, an excerpt from Duncan Ralston's Woom, the lineup for Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival, and The Master Cleanse at Screamfest.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Pop TV: Reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are now playing on Pop TV.

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Watch Short Film The Drawing in its Entirety: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA: The Drawing is coming! The Drawing is here! The Drawing is a modern monster horror short infused with 80s synth overtones.
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Review: "Nightmares" (1983) Starring Cristina Raines, Lance Henrikson And Emilio Estevez; Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Lee Pfeiffer

By the early 1970s there had been a revival of interest in the format of anthology suspense/horror stories. This genre had been all the rage in the late 1950s and early 1960s with shows like "The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Thriller!" (hosted by Boris Karloff) attracting loyal audiences. "Twilight Zone" creator and host Rod Serling had two bites at the apple when he introduced "Night Gallery" as a TV movie in 1969 (giving young Steven Spielberg his first major directing gig) and then spun it off into a moderately successful weekly TV series. The early to mid-1970s also saw a major resurgence in horror-themed anthology feature films. The concept was hardly a new one for the big screen as the first major film of this type was "Dead of Night", released in 1945.  Roger Corman oversaw some similarly-themed big screen anthologies in the early to mid-1960s,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Evil (1978)

A haunted house film is a tough sell. No masked stalker, no creatures that eviscerate and certainly no zombies lurching down those shadowed halls. A single setting, a dark secret, a group of people terrified by something is usually your standard template, and even the best haunted house flick doth not stray from the formula. So the trick is to convince the viewers once you get them inside – something that the low on budget, high on conviction, and seldom talked about The Evil (1978) accomplishes admirably.

Barely distributed in May of ‘78 by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, The Evil was made for $700,000 Us and came and went very quickly. The filmmakers complained about the paltry distribution, but I’m sure Corman turned a profit somewhere down the line – he usually did. So from the modest budget, to the generic sounding title (why not just call it Horror Movie?) to the not exactly topical sub genre,
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It's a TV movie graduated to feature status, with four imagination-challenged tales of terror. The script has lots of variety -- a video game possessed by the devil, a truck possessed by the devil, and lastly, a rat possessed by the devil! But the roster of actors is attractive -- Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez, Lance Henricksen, Veronica Cartwright and Richard Masur. Nightmares Blu-ray Scream Factory 1983 / Color / 1:78 widescreen + 1:33 TV flat / 99 min. / Street Date December 22, 2015 / 29.99 Starring Cristina Raines, Anthony James, Lee Ving; Emilio Estevez, Moon Unit Zappa, Billy Jayne, Gary Carlos Cervantes; Lance Henriksen, Tony Plana, Timothy Scott; Richard Masur, Veronica Cartwright, Bridgette Andersen, Albert Hague. Cinematography Mario DeLeo, Gerald Perry Finnerman Film Editor Michael Brown, Rod Stephens Production Design Dean Edward Mitzner Original Music Craig Safan Written by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom Produced by Christopher Crowe Directed by Joseph Sargent

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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Bluray Review: Scream Factory’s Blood And Lace & Nightmares Blurays

Scream Factory is having a hell of a year. So many releases to cover in such a small amount of time (I’m lying, I’ve got time, so keep ’em coming!). With how many releases the Shout! Factory horror imprint puts out every month, we figured we’d tackle a couple of them at once, and give you fright fanatics a double dose of Scream Factory greatness.

This time, we’re taking a good look at two films which could not be more different from each other. 1971’s pre-slasher era whodunnit, Blood And Lace and 1983’s anthology film, Nightmares. So, whether it’s Seinfeld’s Uncle Frank chasing people with a cleaver or Christina Raines trying to protect herself from deranged murderers is your thing, there’s a little something for everyone.

Blood And Lace (1971)

Setting the slasher tone before films like Black Christmas or Halloween did, Philip Gilbert
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9 New Movies to Watch at Home This Week on Blu-ray/DVD

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! Nightmares (Scream Factory) A woman goes out for cigarettes on the same night a violent lunatic escapes from a nearby asylum, and she crosses paths with something far deadlier than lung cancer. A videogame-loving teenager (Emilio Estevez) is forced into a life and death battle when his favorite game explodes into the real world to play him. A priest (Lance Henriksen) suffering a crisis of faith finds himself doing battle with a devilish, driver-less pickup truck. A family discovers they’ve got a big rat problem. This early ’80s horror anthology doesn’t get talked about a lot, but it’s actually a solidly fun quartet of supernatural tales. Chapter one plays off a common urban legend, but it executes the story with real suspense. Chapter two is fun-enough, but it works best as a precursor to the following year’s superior The Last Starfighter. Chapter
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December 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Brain That Wouldn’T Die, Nightmares

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With the holidays finally upon us, the home entertainment releases are starting to slow down a bit. Thankfully, the good folks at Scream Factory have us genre fans’ backs though, as they’ve got two great Blu-rays coming out this Tuesday to tide us over for a bit: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die and Nightmares (a film I loved as a kid).

Also arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this week are the box sets for Defiance: Season Three and Dominion: Season Two, as well as the fantasy actioner, Dragon Blade.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Strangely relevant in today's ethically challenged world, this movie presents a truly psycho surgery case and is "one of the great sci-fi sleaze classics" (Starlog).

When Dr. Bill Cortner loses his sweetheart, Jan, in a car accident, he refuses to give up hope for her life. Scooping up her decapitated head,
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Contest: Win Nightmares on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory's giving horror film anthology fans another item to jot down on their holiday wish lists with their December 22nd high-def release of Joseph Sargent's Nightmares, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Nightmares.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Nightmares Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 27th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.


Nightmares Blu-ray: "In Nightmares, a pack of cigarettes, a video game, a pick-up truck and a stately colonial home all become key elements in four petrifying tales of terror in the
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Nightmares Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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If you're a fan of ’80s horror anthologies and you're still working on your holiday wish list, you might want to jot down Scream Factory's high-def release of Nightmares. Debuting on Blu-ray next Tuesday, the eclectic horrors of Nightmares are teased in HD clips and a trailer.

Nightmares Blu-ray: "In Nightmares, a pack of cigarettes, a video game, a pick-up truck and a stately colonial home all become key elements in four petrifying tales of terror in the anthology film directed by Joseph Sargent (The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three, White Lightning).

A chain-smoking homemaker (Cristina Raines, The Sentinel) insists on going out for cigarettes even when an escaped madman is on the loose in “Terror in Topanga.”

Then, J.J. Cooney (Emilio Estevez, Young Guns), a video game hot-shot, dares to take on a strange challenger – though it may cost him his life – in “The Bishop of Battle.
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Blu-ray Review: 80’s Anthology Horror Classic Nightmares

Shock reviews classic 80’s anthology horror film Nightmares on Blu-ray. In many respects, director Joseph Sargent’s 1983 anthology horror film Nightmares is the epitome of the 1980’s. Specifically, the early 1980’s. What I mean by this is that the first few years of every decade belong primarily to the previous one and cinematically, this is…

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Nightmares Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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Scream Factory's giving horror film anthology fans another item to scribble on their holiday wish lists with the December 22nd Blu-ray release of Joseph Sargent's Nightmares, and we have a look at the movie's cover art and list of bonus features:

Press Release: On December 22nd, 2015, Scream Factory brings you four tales of horror, complete with shocking twists that will freeze the scream in your throat! The fan favorite horror anthology Nightmares brings a supernatural twist to popular urban legends. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, Nightmares includes a new audio commentary with executive producer Andrew Mirisch and actress Cristina Raines as a bonus feature, as well as the original theatrical trailer and radio spots. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting

In Nightmares, a pack of cigarettes, a video game, a pick-up truck and a stately colonial home all become key elements in four
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80’s Horror Anthology Nightmares Coming To Blu-ray

Beloved 80’s cult film coming to Blu-ray in December. Years before he jumped the shark, or rather the shark jumped him, in Jaws: The Revenge, director Joseph Sargent tried his hand with horror with far sunnier results. We’re speaking here of the scrappy, late night cable TV favorite Nightmares, a film that, while no masterpiece,…

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Scream Factory Unleashing Classic Horror Anthology Nightmares This December!

When it comes to horror anthologies, there are very few classics that filled my childhood with dread and entertainment as much as Creepshow and Nightmares did. While the former has a Bluray release already and it’s been a regular staple in my household, the latter, a four-tale anthology directed by Joseph Sargent (The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three, White Lightning..and we’ll forgive him for Jaws: The Revenge someday) is easily one of the greats, with an early performance from Emilio Estevez, The Sentinel‘s Christina Raines starring in my favorite of the stories and a few others as well. Thanks to the gang at Scream Factory, we’ll have a brand new HD release of the fun as hell film, when they unleash Nightmares on Bluray this December 22nd. Will you fright fanatics be picking this one up?

In Nightmares, a pack of cigarettes, a video game,
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Round-Up: Charlie’S Farm DVD, Tremors 5 PSA Video, Horror Mobile Games, Nightmares Kickstarter, Flhaunt Trailer

On Charlie's farm, anything can happen. Chris Suns' Charlie's Farm will be released on DVD on November 3rd. Also: a PSA from Tremors 5, details on two horror mobile games, Kickstarter information for Nightmares, and a trailer for Flhaunt.

Charlie's Farm: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (October 2, 2015) — Alchemy is thrilled to announce the home entertainment release of the haunting Charlie’S Farm, written and directed by Chris Sun (Daddy’s Little Girl, Come and Get Me). Charlie’S Farm stars Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Protector, Troy), Tara Reid (The Big Lebowski, American Pie, ABC’s “Scrubs”) and Kane Hodder (Se7en, Monster, The Afflicted) and will be available on DVD on November 3, 2015.

In an effort to do something different, four friends head into Australia’s outback to explore Charlie’S Farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. Despite all warnings,
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