8 items from 2014
Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Jeffrey Combs, Pamela Bellwood, Miranda Wilson, Vince Edwards, Floyd Levine, Michael Deak | Written by Don Mancini | Directed by John Carl Buechler
A monster B-movie from the late 80’s that many people won’t have heard of and many other people will have completely forgotten about, Cellar Dweller is one of those unusual little movies that gets buried beneath a stack of similar titles and only really has a chance to be woken up again if a company decides to pick up the rights and release it. 101 Films, here in the UK, did just that, and so 2014 finally saw a DVD release of the film.
Helmed by the director behind other corny cult films such as Troll and Friday the 13th Part VII, John Carl Buechler, Cellar Dweller manages to grab attention with two members of its otherwise unfamiliar cast. Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and Lily Munster herself, »
- Chris Cummings
It's been 30 years, but we all still remember the three rules: Don't expose them to bright light, don't get them wet, and never feed them after midnight.
"Gremlins," which opened on June 8, 1984, has been a pop culture mainstay ever since, playing often on TV, launching a number of careers, influencing countless other tongue-in-cheek horror movies, and even changing the way movies are rated.
Still, as familiar as you are with adorable Gizmo and demonic Stripe, there may be many things you don't know about "Gremlins" -- like the famous voices behind the gremlins, the in-jokes, and the film's role in the creation of the PG-13 rating. Read on for more secrets of the mogwai.
1. "Gremlins" marked the screenwriting debut of Chris Columbus, who would later go on to direct "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and the first two Harry Potter movies. He wrote the script as a calling card just to get noticed in Hollywood, »
- Gary Susman
For the past several weeks we've been talking about an upcoming feature adaptation of Alterna Comics' The Chair with the filmmakers promising that casting news for the lead was forthcoming. Well, it has arrived along with one more update...
The latest additions are Noah Hathaway (Sushi Girl, Troll, Neverending Story) rounding out the prison guard crew as Alvarez and Brian Thompson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Fright Night Part 2, Star Trek: Enterprise) as the lead role of death row inmate Richard Sullivan.
Several other actors are in talks to fill out the cast, which is very close to being complete, so expect more soon!
- Debi Moore
The second collaboration between Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna and Charles Band, Dolls was originally lensed as a “stop-gap” feature between Gordon’s debut feature Re-Animator and its follow-up, From Beyond – a filler piece if you will, to be shot at Charles Band’s newly purchased Italian soundstage (bought from Dino De Laurentiis no less) – from a script by Ed Naha, who had already penned one monster movie, the infamous Troll, for Band’s Empire Pictures shingle. Little did anyone know that the low-budget, quickly shot film would still, to this day, be regarded as one of the highlights of Empire Pictures horror output in the 80s…
And did I mention it just happens to still be one of my all-time favourite 80s horrors? »
- Phil Wheat
Director: Larry Cohen
Running Time: 93 minutes
Ben & Jerry have strong competition as a luscious new dessert hits the stores and is taking supermarket shelves by storm. But just what does this mysterious goo, secretly oozing from the Earth, offer those munching on its sugary goodness?
Coming courtesy of cult horror auteur Larry Cohen, the legendary figure schooled in the low-budget Roger Corman form of quick filmmaking, The Stuff is one of those unique creature-features impossible not to like despite it’s cheap cheekiness. Inspired by the 1950s hits like The Blob and featuring an absurd premise taking an obvious pot shot at consumerism, corporate greed and environmental abuse, The Stuff is as intoxicating as its delicious product suggests because of the cast. Particularly Cohen regular Michael Moriarty as the swaggering industrial saboteur David “Mo” Rutherford. He’s »
- Craig Hunter
Two of my favourite Full Moon flicks, Dollman and Demonic Toys, have been given the Blu-ray treatment by the folks at 88 Films. Already owning the pair on DVD we take a look at these new releases to see how they compare and if the new Blus are worthy of an upgrade…
Former funnyman, turned TV stalwart, turned action star, Tim Thomerson had already made a name for himself in the Empire Pictures/Full Moon franchise Trancers before spoofing the very same character and his take no crap persona in Dollman for one of my favourite directors, Albert Pyun.
Brick Bardo (Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, »
- Phil Wheat
by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
From The Press Release
The twisty grindhouse-meets-arthouse giallo-style horror film -- which stars Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Basketcase 2), Thomas Kovacs (My Bloody Valentine, Scanners), Linnea Quigley (Return Of The Living Dead, Creepozoids), Jessica Cameron (Silent Night, Truth Or Dare), Christopher Marrone (Plus One, Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies), and new blood: Jennie Brown and Ed Conrade -- was selected and signed by Full Moon for the first wave of new releases by Wizard Studios.
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s massive feature includes a review for Nobody Can Cool, first details on The Night Crew, Heir, and a Doctor Who documentary called Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new clip from Muck, trailers for Blood Shed, NightBeasts, and Virginia Obscura, and much more:
[Editor's Note: We want to give a big thanks to our Indie Spotlight manager, Tamika Jones, for her constant work on this weekly feature and putting together our largest Indie Spotlight to date this weekend!]
Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool
Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and »
- Tamika Jones
8 items from 2014
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