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Between 1983-1989 longtime special effects men/actors Mike Deak and William Butler worked on a multitude of genre films (many for the legendary Empire Pictures) and thanks to the power of the internet (for now, I’d love to see these guys have a TV show doing this!), they’ve joined forces again to bring you fright fanatics Mike and Billy’s Drinkin Drive-In. Taking a look at each of the films they both worked on during that time period, Deak and Butler not only are providing some excellent reminiscing on various fan-favorites, but are doing it, well…pretty intoxicated.
Episodes 1 and 2, in which the duo take a look back at 1985’s Eliminators (which was filmed in Spain and was full of behind the scenes hi-jinks) can be found at the official Facebook page for the show. Episode three will feature Master of Horror, Stuart Gordon, and will take a »
- Jerry Smith
In their ongoing quest to bring most of Charles Band’s Empire Films from the ’80s to Blu-ray, Scream Factory is releasing another double feature containing two of the studio’s better efforts: 1984’s The Dungeonmaster (aka Ragewar) and Eliminators from 1986.
Though omnipresent in the horror genre since Dead of Night in 1945 (or even Waxworks in 1924 if you’re willing to count it), the anthology film has rarely extended into the realm of sci-fi or fantasy—Heavy Metal aside, of course. One of the rare exceptions is The Dungeonmaster, an anthology that assembles the all-star team of Empire Pictures in the mid-’80s: Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Dave Allen, Ted Nicolaou, Pater Manoogian and several others.
Originally intended as a single story that was expanded by necessity into an anthology, The Dungeonmaster follows computer programmer Paul Bradford (Jeffrey Byron, star of Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn), inventor of a »
- Patrick Bromley
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