12 items from 2015
The folks at Scream Factory are celebrating Halloween with a slew of new Blu-ray announcements for 2016, including respective Collector's Editions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Manhunter, as well as Lady in White, three Species sequels, and a double feature of Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror.
Scream Factory revealed via Facebook that they are planning to release a Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 before the summer of 2016, while their Blu-ray Collector's Edition of 1986's Manhunter is slated to debut sometime next summer.
They also announced spring releases for the respective Blu-rays of 1988's Lady in White, Species II, a double feature of Species III and Species IV: The Awakening, as well as a double bill of Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror.
Specific release dates and bonus features will be revealed early next year. Stay »
- Derek Anderson
When we posted yesterday’s announcement from Scream Factory about Manhunter, Lady in White, three of the Species films, and a few other classics heading our way next year, we mentioned they’d be making an even bigger announcement today, in honor… Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
In our ongoing recap of last week's Ultimate Horror Poll -- in which over 100 genre experts helped determine the 100 greatest horror movies of all time by voting for their personal "ten best" -- the time has come to take stock of every honorable mention and clarification given by the survey's participants that weren't included in the original piece. To be clear, voters weren't asked for honorable mentions specifically; but a handful felt strongly enough about their "bubbling under" choices to list them anyway (which proved extraordinarily useful in helping break ties on the Top 100). See below for a full listing, as well as explanations from Bloody-Disgusting founder/editor-in-chief Brad Miska and director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") on why they voted the way they did. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Crampton (Actor, "Re-Animator") Dracula (1931) Jaws (1975) Nosferatu (1922) Poltergeist (1982) Vampyr (1932) Brad Miska (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Bloody-Disgusting.com; Producer) -- See Full Explanations Below Beetlejuice (1988) Bill & Ted's »
- Chris Eggertsen
“Meat’s meat and a man’s gotta eat!” Heed the battle cry of Farmer Vincent Smith, maker of the finest smoked meats around. People would come from far and wide to purchase his delectable fritters, unaware that his special ‘ingredient’ was plain folk, like you and me. 35 years ago, Vincent and his Motel Hell cut off a slice of Americana and served it up in theaters, with a heaping help of humor for good measure. Cannibalism was never this down home friendly.
My initial memories of Motel Hell formulated around two images: The front cover of Issue #9 (November 1980) of Fangoria magazine, the new horror monthly that specialized in the kind of gruesome images that it’s gentler forefather, Famous Monsters of Filmland, wasn’t comfortable delving in to. Upon the cover was a picture of a man in bib overalls, wearing a pig’s head and brandishing a blood »
- Scott Drebit
Paramount Pictures is dipping its toes in the YouTube pond by launching a channel with hundreds of free movies on the video service.
Hundreds of films for free sounds like a sweet deal. So what's the catch?
Unfortunately there's more than one - not only do you have to be based in the Us to access the Paramount Vault, playback is limited to just 480p.
That's barely higher than VHS quality, and while we're on the subject of quality, many of the movies are bargain-bin fodder like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and American Ninja II: The Confrontation.
No need to cancel that Netflix subscription just yet, but it will be interesting to see where Paramount takes this idea in the future. »
The next few months are going to be glorious for fans of Tobe Hoopers work. While it could be argued that Hooper hasnt had a certified smash hit since 1982 when the terrifying Poltergeist hit theaters hes cranked out a number of entertaining projects. Lifeforce The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Body Bags and Dance of the Dead are all fun even if flawed features. And then theres Hoopers very latest Djinn which weve been waiting on stateside for two years. »
The slasher flick is about to tread into untested territory with Leatherface. It's not unique for showing us a killer's origin story. Halloween and Friday the 13th both did that right out of the gate. What we've never seen are the teenage years for any of these monsters. Leatherface changes all that by delving into the mythos and early years of the killer at the heart of 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Millennium Films has unleashed the scary first poster for Leatherface, and it promises a gritty, rain-soaked excursion into the mind of a real Psycho.
Leatherface isn't just an origin story for the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's also a Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! type murder-mystery. A young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, »
From thrillers to sci-fi to horror, here's our pick of 20 films from 1986 that surely deserve a bit more love...
A fascinating year for film, 1986. It was a time when a glossy, expensive movie about handsome men in planes could dominate the box-office, sure (that would be Top Gun). But it was also a year when Oliver Stone went off with just $6m and came back with Platoon, one of the biggest hits of the year both financially and in terms of accolades. It was also a period when the British movie industry was briefly back on its feet, resulting in a new golden age of great films - one or two of them are even on this list.
As ever, there were certain films that, despite their entertainment value or genuine brilliance in terms of movie making, somehow managed to slip through the net. So to redress the balance a little, »
The latest battle saw two brave ladies moving beyond their fear in order to overcome their respective mazes both of their mind and their physical being to ultimately survive. But as they took to the ring to defend these hardfought triumphs one of them had to fall. Im sad to say that Ms. Shelley Duvall The Shinings Wendy Torrance will fight no more. However moving onto the semifinals is disc jockey Stretch (Caroline Williams) of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. Well see her soon up against an as of yet unknown foe. She fought valiantly and in the end her wit determination and flexibility (ahem) paid off See you soon Ms. Williams Final votes Williams 72 Duvall 38 »
The downfall that faced Tobe Hooper's creative relationship with The Cannon Group in the eighties wasn't much different than the fate of George A. Romero's collaboration with Orion Pictures. After leaving an iconic legacy for horror in the previous decade, Hooper had a reputation to live up to when he made a three picture deal with Golan and Globus that resulted in the ambitious, but entertaining failure Lifeforce, the misunderstood parody The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and the family friendly remake of Invaders From Mars that helped sink Cannon out of Hollywood forever.
When considering the talent involved in this production that included screenwriting duties from Dan O' Bannon and special effects from legends like Stan Winston (who was simultaneously working on James Cameron's Aliens), John Dykstra (Star Wars) and Alec Gillis, this quite frankly should have been an exhilarating fantasy spectacle at the very least. Ironically, »
- Sean McClannahan
The Walker Stalkers podcast fans are in for a treat, as Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment has officially partnered with Walker Stalkers, LLC and their increasingly popular Walker Stalker Con events. As part of their partnership, The Walker Stalkers podcast will be featured on Skybound's website and The Walking Dead Escape at the San Diego Comic-Con will be revamped. Also included in our latest round-up are new The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Intruder T-shirts from Fright Rags, as well as details on Kirk Von Hammett's 2nd Annual Fear FestEvil, which has added Bill Moseley and many more special guests to its lineup and will feature a free Carnival of Chaos this year.
Skybound and Walker Stalker Con: Press Release - "Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2015 – Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has announced a new partnership with Walker Stalkers, LLC. The collaboration will offer cutting edge interactive experiences for Walker Stalker Con attendees, »
- Derek Anderson
Jason Voorhees, the living dead of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the librarian phantom from Ghostbusters, the reanimated dead of Cemetery Man—these memorable horror movie characters and many more came to life onscreen due in large part to the talented hands and crafty eyes of FX legends Tom Savini, Steve Johnson, and Sergio Stivaletti.
Tate Steinsiek, an FX artist who also has an impressive résumé, teaches Ill Willed FX Workshops around the world, and on his international tour this summer, he's bringing in the aforementioned talented trio to offer their priceless advice in select sessions, with Savini joining the Amsterdam series, Johnson coming in for the Dublin series, and Stivaletti set for the Rome series. Also included in our latest round-up are details for Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1, the first issue in a new comic miniseries debuting in June, as well as »
- Derek Anderson
12 items from 2015
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