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The Bottom Shelf: The Return Of Swamp Thing, Creepozoids, Nekromantik 2

Nick Aldwinckle Jul 20, 2017

Our latest round up of genre DVDs and Blu-rays is here, with Wes Craven, Creepozoids, Dario Argento and more...

With the DC cinematic universe currently riding high on the coattails of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins’ megahit antidote to the miserablism of messrs Bats and Soops, it would seem churlish to point out that company’s past failures. Things being as they are, though, with the recent release of a camp classic on Blu-ray, it’s time to do precisely that.

The sequel to Wes Craven’s 1982 superhero effort that was more Toxie than Alan Moore, Jim Wynorski’s 1989 adaptation of the tale of scientist turned mutant bog creature Alec Holland, slyly monikered The Return Of Swamp Thing, cranks the ridiculousness dial right up to 'comedy horror' level. As Swampy meets the love of his life, Abigail – Heather (Locklear) be thy name – and battles the evil Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan,
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David DeCoteau’s ‘Creepozoids’ finally comes to Blu-ray

From legendary cult filmmaker David DeCoteau (Puppet Master III, Sorority Babes in the Slime Ball Bowl-o-Rama) and producer Charles Band (Re-Animator) comes one the most beloved B-horror/fantasy films of the 1980s (at least for me)… Creepozoids – which finally comes to Blu-ray from Full Moon Features.

Blending key elements of genre hits Mad Max and Alien (while also incorporating elements of Band’s Parasite and Metalstorm) but produced on a tenth of their budgets, Creepozoids tells the tale of five Army deserters who wander the post-apocalyptic, post-industrial La landscape seeking shelter from an increasingly toxic environment and poisonous rain. They end up in an abandoned laboratory where they explore, have sex and eventually run afoul of a cavalcade of genetically engineered creatures including mutant rats, a monstrous baby, a massive, bloodthirsty H.R. Giger-esque beast…and something even more malevolent.

Co-starring adult film superstar Ashlyn Gere – appearing here as Kim McKamy
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Forget Alien…Creepozoids is Coming to Blu-ray! Uncut! Remastered!

Full Moon presents The Blu-ray premiere of cult B movie classic Creepozoids Your Flesh Will Crawl Right Off Its Bones! From legendary cult filmmaker David DeCoteau (Puppet Master III, Sorority Babes In The Slime Ball Bowl-o-rama) and producer Charles Band (Re-animator) comes one the most beloved B-horror/fantasy films of the 1980s: Creepozoids! Blending key elements …

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‘Murder Weapon/Deadly Embrace’ Blu-ray Review

Murder Weapon

Stars: Linnea Quigley, Karen Russell, Lyle Waggoner, Lenny Rose, Stephen Steward, Michael Jacobs Jr, Allen First, Richard J. Sebastian, Eric Freeman, Rodger Burt, Allen Tombello | Written by Ross A. Perron | Directed by David DeCoteau

When mobster daughters Dawn (Linnea Quigley, Creepozoids) and Amy (Karen Russell, Vice Academy) by chance meet in an insane asylum, the pair hatch a plan to free themselves. They do this by manipulating and downright blackmailing their psychiatrists Dr. Randolph (Lyle Waggoner, Wonder Woman) and Dr. Gram (Lenny Rose, Beach Babes From Beyond). Once successfully free, the pair decide to celebrate their freedom by holding a little get together. They decide to invite their ex-boyfriends Kevin (Stephen Steward), Eric (Michael Jacobs Jr), Cary (Allen First), Billy (Richard J. Sebastian), Jeff (Eric “Garbage Day!” Freeman), Bart (Rodger Burt) and Al (Allen Tombello) to celebrate their release and hopefully get a little of welcome home action.
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‘Trashy Lady’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

Stars: Harry Reems, Cara Lott, Ginger Lynn, Amber Lynn, Herschel Savage, Tom Byron, Rick Savage, Steve Drake | Written by Steve Scott, Will Kelly | Directed by Steve Scott

Dutch (Harry Reems, Deep Throat) has it all! He’s the money, the looks, a happening nightclub called “The Paradise Club”, the reputation and of course; the girl. That is until his girl Jessie (Cara Lott, Taboo 2) has had enough of his attitude and lack of appreciation. Fortunately for Dutch However, a new dame isn’t hard to find especially in your own club! On the same night of his split, Dutch sets his sights on the young Katharine (Ginger Lynn, New Wave Hookers), a new girl in town who sells cigarettes at the club. He soon finds out that Katherine (whom he decides to call Kitty) is a little too innocent, timid and ultimately a tad inexperienced. This leads him to reach
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'Virginia Obscura' scores North American distribution; New trailer released

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The giallo-style horror film Virginia Obscura had obtained North American distribution through Full Moon and Wizard Studios. Check out all the bloody details below.

From The Press Release

"Virginia Obscura" has scored North American distribution with Full Moon and Wizard Studios!

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.

In the 1980s, Wizard Video distributed the cult classic horror films Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I Spit On Your Grave, Zombie, and The Driller Killer.

Now the iconic Wizard label is being relaunched by Charles Band (producer of Ghoulies,
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Indie Spotlight

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

by Heather Wixson

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
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‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone

Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It is also the second of three Full Moon Productions (the company name was later changed to Full Moon Entertainment) that were lensed between 1989 and 1991 – the others being Puppet Master and Meridian, both of which have already had the DVD, and in Puppet Master‘s case, Blu-ray, treatment from 88 Films.

Shadowzone sees a group of Nasa hyper-sleep researchers conducting tests in an abandoned underground facility in the Nevada desert. When one subject dies during the test, Nasa sends in Captain Hickock (Beecroft) to investigate. and what he finds is more horrific than the death itself. The scientists,
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‘Stranded’ Review

Stars: Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault | Written by Christian Piers Betley | Directed by Roger Christian

Whereas the name Christian Slater once meant a sign of a great movie (I’m thinking of the likes of Heathers, Mobsters, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and his magnum opus, Pump Up the Volume), today it tends to mean low-budget, badly scripted straight to DVD fodder. The last Slater film I watched, Sofia, was a bit of a mess. The film could have been an action-packed espionage thriller, but instead the film saw both actor and director seemingly out of their depth – with Slater literally trying to “act” like a tough guy without backing it up with any actual physicality. So I approached Stranded with a bit of trepidation, even moreso given that director Roger Christian was responsible for the atrocity that was Battlefield Earth

Making it’s world premiere here in the UK,
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‘Grindhouse 4: Creepozoids’ Review

Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda, Richard L. Hawkins, Kim McKamy (aka Ashlyn Gere) | Written by David DeCoteau, Buford Hauser | Directed by David DeCoteau

Another entry in 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection, Creepozoids is one of those movies that came to great prominence in my youth thanks to it’s regular appearance on the Stephen King’s This Is Horror TV show, which used to screen on late night ITV in the early 90s. And whilst I feel like I’ve seen most of the film thanks to the number of clips shown in that series, I have never sat down and watch Creepozoids in it’s entirety. Until now.

Set in 1998, six years after the nuclear apocalypse of World War III, the film sees group of army deserters, Bianca (Quigley), Kate (McKamy), Butch (Abraham), Jesse (Aranda), and Jake (Hawkins), take refuge in a seemingly abandoned laboratory complex. They soon discover
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Jessica Cameron and Linnea Quigley Shooting on Virginia Obscura

Results, revelations and revenge is the trinity of terror present in Toby Osborne's arthouse horror 'Virginia Obscura'. Production has just begun on the Summer 2013 release and the first look at a piece of poster art plus the full synopsis are right here. The concept...'At the heart of most slasher films, there's a bunch of sex-crazed teenagers getting drunk and wild, but what if a masked killer doesn't crash the party? Instead what if, 20 years later, their darkest sins are suddenly exposed...and punished.' The new horror project stars a whole mixture of classic 80's horror and b-movie stars plus some fresh genre faces as well. We have Matt Mitler ('Basketcase 2'), Ken Abraham ('Creepozoids', 'Hobgoblins') and Linnea Quigley ('Return Of The Living Dead') all on board and will also enjoy roles also from newcomers Christopher Marrone ('Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies'
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Upcoming Horror Film 'Virginia Obscura' Poster and Synopsis Released

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Production has begun for the upcoming horror film Virginia Obscura, a grindhouse-meets-arthouse horror/thriller, starring Matt Mitler (The Mutilator), Ken Abraham (Creepozoids), Linnea Quigley (Return Of The Living Dead), Jessica Cameron (Silent Night) and Christopher Marrone (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies) in a film by Toby Osborne.

Check out a larger version of the poster below the press release.

From The Press Release:

“I’m thrilled to bring together an incredible cast of stars from the 1980’s horrors and cult B-movies that we know and love, as well as the next generation of genre stars following in their footsteps,” says Osborne who is making his directorial debut, based on his original script which placed in the top 25 at Screamfest and Shriekfest Film Festivals.

About The Cast:

Matt Mitler is the iconic star of cult-classics The Mutilator, Basketcase 2, Deadtime Stories, Breeders, The Occultist, and Mutant War. He
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Genre Vets Come Together for Virginia Obscura

Production has begun on the horror film Virginia Obscura starring Matt Mitler (The Mutilator), Ken Abraham (Creepozoids), legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley, Jessica Cameron (Silent Night) and Christopher Marrone (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

Toby Osborne directs. The synopsis goes like this: At the heart of most slasher films, there’s a bunch of sex-crazed teenagers getting drunk and wild, but what if a masked killer doesn’t crash the party? Instead what if, 20 years later, their darkest sins are suddenly exposed… and punished.

This is the story of a young woman’s embittered search for her birth father, after being conceived at one of those drunken parties. Her mother shamefully revealed the names of four men on her deathbed – these potential fathers awaken in a secluded farmhouse, kidnapped by the “daughter” they never knew existed.

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Cover Art and Release Details for Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era is a documentary that focuses on 80′s horror stars Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer. Breaking Glass Pictures has just announced that the film will be released this August, and we have the official trailer and cover art:

“Philadelphia, Pa – Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the August 28 DVD Release of “Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era” (Srp $19.99). Edited for its TV debut earlier this year, the unrated DVD of “Screaming in High Heels” chronicles the careers of the original girls of terror as they show that cannibalism, demonic possession, flesh eating, and even chainsaw hookering is all in a days work.

Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA, in the 1980s found cult fame when they “accidentally” transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major
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'Snow White: A Deadly Summer' Review

By Colleen Wanglund, MoreHorror.com

There seems to be quite a few movies cashing in on the popularity of fairy tales lately—especially the Grimm’s brothers scary stories. Snow White: A Deadly Summer unfortunately uses a familiar name but not much else.

Snow (Shanley Caswell) is a troubled teen who hates her father Grant’s (Eric Roberts) new wife, Eve (Maureen McCormick—yes, Marsha Brady as an evil step-mom). Eve talks Grant into sending Snow to a rehabilitation camp for at-risk teenagers, after her mirror reflection tells Eve that she will never come first in Grant’s life. Can you say cliché? Snow arrives and is greeted by seven other delinquents—yes seven, like the dwarves. Soon the teens are being killed off, one at a time by a mysterious hooded figure.

For background, one delinquent tells the others that a girl was murdered at the camp some thirty
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Greatest Scream Queens

Debbie Rochon, often described as a scream queen herself, wrote in an article originally published in Gc Magazine that "a true Scream Queen isn't The Perfect Woman. She's sexy, seductive, but most importantly 'attainable' to the average guy. Or so it would seem." Nastassja Kinski Films: To the Devil a Daughter (1976) [1] Cat People (1982) [2] The Day the World Ended (2001) [3] Inland Empire (2006) [4] Kinski will always be remembered for the iconic photograph shot by Richard Avedon (with a snake coiled around her body) and her role in Paul Schrader's (not so good) remake of Cat People. Needless to say, it was a hit at the box office and Kinski deservingly received a Saturn Award for Best Actress. Caroline Munro Films: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) [5] Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) [6] Dracula A.D. 1972 [7] Maniac (1980) [8] Faceless (1987) [9] Demons 6 (1989) [10] Caroline Munro seduced audiences in her Hammer roles in films like Dracula A.D. 1972, but for gore hounds,
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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 2

Disclaimer: This article may contain sarcasm; irony and “LOLs” proceed with caution.

Our second stab at the Oscars contains make-up effects and score (read part 1 here). The make-up effects, followed by the visual effects and technical awards, remain my favorite parts of the show; here you got to see your heroes: Rick Baker, Howard Berger, Chris Walas or Rob Bottin in the audience. Even the great Stan Winston could have been out there, back in the day. Though best known for his “visual effects” wins—he brought home an Oscar for best make-up in 1991 for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Here genre fans can rejoice, Greg Cannom brought home the gold, again, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Cannom, a genre elder, worked alongside (just to name a few) Fincher, Coppola, Landis, Dante, Blatty, and Cohen creating all sorts of character and creature make-ups.

This part of the list also
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David DeCoteau redoing horror films

David DeCoteau redoing horror films
New York -- Several classic horror tales are getting a gay makeover courtesy of Regent Studios, its sister cable channel Here! Networks and cult director David DeCoteau.

The helmer has inked a two-year deal with Regent to direct 10 films and two television series through his Rapid Heart Pictures shingle.

The projects, some of which will be released theatrically by Regent in the fall, include Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" and adaptations of works by H.G. Wells and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New features will also be made for "The Brotherhood" and "The Invisible Chronicles," two ongoing TV/DVD series.

All of the legendary tales in the slate will be refashioned to include gay themes, as was DeCoteau's recently released Poe adaptation "House of Usher." The only film confirmed for release this Fall is the "pansexual" film noir "Playing With Fire," starring Susan Anton and Michael Bergin.

DeCoteau has produced and/or directed more than 50 genre films over the past two decades, including "Leeches!" "Creepozoids" and "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama," after his start in the mid-'80s gay porn industry.
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