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Blu-ray Review – House: The Complete Collection

House: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Box Set

Directed by Steve Miner/Ethan Wiley/James Isaac/Lewis Abernathy.

Starring William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park-Lincoln, Amy Yasbeck, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Dean Cleverdon, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Terri Treas, Melissa Clayton, Scott Burkholder, Denny Dillon, Kane Hodder.

Synopsis:

1980s VHS rental hit House and its three sequels are brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a lavish box set from Arrow Video.

A hugely popular VHS rental back in the day, 1985s House is a film that was put together by a team of people that included producer Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th/The Last House on the Left), writer Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps/The Monster Squad), director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2/Halloween H20:
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Death Wish Remake Gets Comedian Mike Epps

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Death Wish Remake Gets Comedian Mike Epps
Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish has added yet another veteran actor to its cast. Comedian Mike Epps has joined the movie as Dr. Chris Salgadoa, a friend to Bruce Willis, who is playing Paul Kersey, the lead in the movie. It seems as though he will be playing a character that didn't appear in the original 1974 Death Wish movie.

Deadline broke the news that Mike Epps will be joining the remake, which appears to be getting closer to production as they have recently added a lot more talent to the cast. Vincent D'Onofrio and Dean Norris also recently joined Death Wish. The project finally got going when director Eli Roth came aboard along with Bruce Willis, playing a role originally portrayed by Charles Bronson. Prior to boarding Death Wish, Eli Roth had been attached to direct the giant shark movie Meg, but he exited the project and found
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Willis Gets His "Death Wish"

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Actor Bruce Willis, will star in a remake of "Death Wish", to be directed by Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, rebooting director Michael Winner's 1974 vigilante action feature:

The original Paramount Pictures thriller was loosely based on the novel "Death Wish" by author Brian Garfield, following former WWII and Korean war vet, 'Paul Kersey'.

Kersey, a 'liberal' thinking architect, becomes an unstoppable late-night vigilante killer, targeting muggers, after a deadly assault against his wife and daughter pushes him over the deep end.

At the time of its initial release, critics were displeased with the film, considering it an 'immoral threat to society' and an encouragement of 'antisocial behavior'.

Despite the negative reviews, producers sensed the 'primal' appeal of the premise with audiences and released five "Death Wish" films.

Titles include "Death Wish II" (1982), "Death Wish 3" (1985), "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" (1987) and "Death Wish V: The Face of Death
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Eli Roth Will Direct Bruce Willis in Death Wish Remake

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Eli Roth Will Direct Bruce Willis in Death Wish Remake
Earlier this year, Eli Roth signed onto, then quickly departed, the long anticipated big screen adaptation of Meg. Upon exiting the giant killer shark movie, the acclaimed horror director wasn't quick to tell the world what he was doing next instead. Now we have an answer. The man behind the Hostel franchise is going to reboot Death Wish with Bruce Willis already confirmed for the lead role of Paul Kersey.

Death Wish follows nice a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson), who snaps after intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Ariz., lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic.
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George Dickerson, ‘Blue Velvet’ Actor, Dies at 81

George Dickerson, ‘Blue Velvet’ Actor, Dies at 81
Actor George Dickerson, who played police detective John Williams in David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet,” has died, his son Dome Karukoski announced in a Facebook post. He was 81.

According to Karukoski, Dickerson died Jan. 10 after battling a long illness. He was living in New York.

Dickerson, who was also known for a recurring role as Police Commander Swanson on the first season of NBC’s “Hill Street Blues,” starred alongside Kyle MacLachlan in “Blue Velvet.” MacLachlan played a college student who brought a severed ear to Dickerson’s character. Laura Dern played Detective John Williams’ daughter in the crime drama.

Before acting, Dickerson has a versatile writing career, working as a poet, magazine writer, playwright and editor. He also served as a speechwriter for U.S. Congressman Robert Steele, and as a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon.

After a bout of writers block, Dickerson turned to acting, first having roles in off-Broadway plays.
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Blue Velvet actor George Dickerson dies aged 81

Blue Velvet actor George Dickerson dies aged 81
Blue Velvet actor George Dickerson has died at the age of 81.

Dickerson's son - film writer and director Dome Karukoski - confirmed that he passed away on January 10 after a long illness.

Dickerson was known for his role as police detective John Williams in David Lynch's crime drama Blue Velvet.

He also recurred in 1980s cop drama Hill Street Blues as Police Commander Swanson, and appeared in films such as Psycho II, No Mercy and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.

In addition, he featured in TV series including The Incredible Hulk, Little House on the Prairie, Miami Vice and Three's Company.

Before becoming an actor, Dickerson worked as a magazine writer, poet, editor and playwright.

He was also a speechwriter for Us congressman Robert Steele and a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon.
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Win a Copy of Slumber Party Massacre Blu-ray and Exclusive Pillow Case

The iconic 80s slasher flick Slumber Party Massacre is coming out tomorrow March 18 for the first time on Blu-ray, and our good friends from Scream Factory is sponsoring yet another awesome contest.

Scream Factory is giving one Slumber Party Massacre Blu-ray And one blood-splattered pillow case to each contest winner. This time, there will be Two winners!

This is what the Slumber Party Massacre pillow case looks like. The pillow case is out of stock at Scream Factory but you can also search for the item on eBay to see how much it is worth!

Dread Central readers can to enter this contest by sending us an E-mail Here including your Full Name and Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest. If the link doesn't work for you (because your browser is not set up with your email program), email us directly at contests@dreadcentral.com with the
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Exclusive: Danny Trejo Talks Machete Kills

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Exclusive: Danny Trejo Talks Machete Kills
Chances are, you missed Machete Kills when it was in theaters this past fall. It didn't necessarily set the box office ablaze, but maybe that's because it's the type of movie you want to buy and own, so you can watch it over and over again at home. It's certainly packed with unbelievable action sequences and over the top moments that will have your finger permanently stuck on the rewind button. It's the type of B movie that gains quick cult status as it makes its way onto Blu-ray for the first time this week.

Danny Trejo continues the adventures of 2010's Machete, a movie that itself was a spin-off of the Drive-In classic Grindhouse. This time, ex-Federale agent Machete is called upon by the President of the United States to stop a maniacal warlord from starting World War III. And its notable for bringing one of the most eclectic casts of last year together,
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Scream Factory Prepares for a Slumber Party Massacre

As far as 80s slasher flicks go, their poster art doesn't get much more iconic than Slumber Party Massacre's, which is set to adorn a Blu-ray case for the very first time. Read on for all the details about Scream Factory's latest release!

From the Press Release

This March 2014, loyal fans and horror enthusiasts are invited to join Scream Factory™ for the ultimate sleepover when Amy Holden JonesThe Slumber Party Massacre, starring Michele Michaels (Death Wish 4: The Crackdown), Robin Stille (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama), Michael Villela (Wild Orchid) and Andree Honore (Strange Reality), debuts on Blu-ray™ for the first time on March 18, 2014. This highly collectible Blu-ray edition features new high definition transfer and killer bonus content. A must-have for all slasher fans and movie collectors, this definitive Blu-ray release of The Slumber Party Massacre is priced to own at $24.97 Srp.

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) helped
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First Time on Blu-ray! The Slumber Party Massacre Cult Classic March 18th

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This March 2014, loyal fans and horror enthusiasts are invited to join Scream Factory™ for the ultimate sleepover when Amy Holden JonesThe Slumber Party Massacre, starring Michele Michaels (Death Wish 4: The Crackdown), Robin Stille (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama), Michael Villela (Wild Orchid) and Andree Honore (Strange Reality), debuts on Blu-ray™ for the first time on March 18, 2014. This highly collectible Blu-ray edition features new high definition transfer and killer … Continue reading →

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The Slumber Party Massacre Blu-ray Release Details

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Scream Factory is giving 1982′s The Slumber Party Massacre a high-def upgrade in March and they’ve provided us with the official release details:

“This March 2014, loyal fans and horror enthusiasts are invited to join Scream Factory™ for the ultimate sleepover when Amy Holden JonesThe Slumber Party Massacre, starring Michele Michaels (Death Wish 4: The Crackdown), Robin Stille (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama), Michael Villela (Wild Orchid) and Andree Honore (Strange Reality), debuts on Blu-ray™ for the first time on March 18, 2014. This highly collectible Blu-ray edition features new high definition transfer and killer bonus content. A must-have for all slasher fans and movie collectors, this definitive Blu-ray release of The Slumber Party Massacre is priced to own at $24.97 Srp.

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) helped define the slasher film ethos of the 1980s. Put together by first-time director Amy Holden from a script, titled “Don’t Open the Door,
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Dracula Actress Turns 103; Grandson Directed Different Kind of Vampire Movie (Think Twilight)

Lupita Tovar turns 103: Actress starred in Spanish-language ‘Dracula’ and in the first Mexican talkie, ‘Santa’ (photo: Lupita Tovar in ‘Santa’) Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, best remembered for the Spanish-language version of Dracula and for starring in the first Mexican talkie, Santa, turned 103 years old on Sunday, July 27, 2013. Tovar was born in 1910 in the city of Oaxaca, the capital of the Mexican state of the same name. In an interview with author Michael G. Ankerich (Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips) published on Ankerich’s site Close-ups and Long Shots, Tovar recalled her brief foray as a silent film actress at Fox (several years before it became 20th Century Fox): "Silent films were wonderful because you didn’t have to worry about your dialogue. You could say whatever you felt. We had music on the set all the time. It was absolutely wonderful." Unfortunately for Tovar, whose English was quite poor,
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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for April 30th 2012

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, April 30th 2012.

Pick(S) Of The Week

Suits: Season One (DVD)

The new original series Suits delves into the fast-paced, highstakes world of a top Manhattan corporate law firm where hotshot attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) makes a risky move by hiring the brilliant but unmotivated, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), as his new associate. The only problem is he doesn’t have an actual law degree. With his encyclopedic knowledge and uncanny knack of remembering things, Mike proves to be a legal prodigy despite the absence of bonafide legal credentials. Bound by their secret,
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The 5 most common action movie plots

Behind every great action movie, there’s some sort of flimsy excuse for the shooting. Here’s our list of genre’s five most common plotlines…

In screenwriting classes, they call it the inciting incident. For filmgoers, it’s perhaps quietly filed in the back of their brain as ‘the reason why the hero buys a gun and starts killing lots of bad guys.’

It’s often said that, in all forms of art, we’re really just telling the same stories over and over again – and so it is with the action genre. As chaotic and senseless as such films often appear to be, even the trashiest and ineptly made have at least a flimsy excuse for all the explosions and shoot-outs.

To this end, here are the five basic action movie plots as we understand them. The actors who play the heroes and villains may change, the settings may vary,
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Carnahan Gets His "Death Wish"

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According to reports, director Joe Carnahan ("The Grey") will script and direct a reboot of director Michael Winner's 1974 vigilante action feature "Death Wish".

The original Paramount Pictures thriller was loosely based on the novel "Death Wish" by author Brian Garfield, following former WWII and Korean war vet, 'Paul Kersey'.

Kersey, now a 'liberal' thinking architect, becomes an unstoppable late-night vigilante killer, targeting muggers, after a deadly assault against his wife and daughter pushes him over the deep end.

At the time of its initial release, critics were displeased with the film, considering it an 'immoral threat to society' and an encouragement of 'antisocial behavior'.

Despite the negative reviews, producers sensed the 'primal' appeal of the premise with audiences and released five "Death Wish" films.

Titles include "Death Wish II" (1982), "Death Wish 3" (1985), "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" (1987) and "Death Wish V: The Face of Death" (1994).

Click the
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Alt.TV – 16/4/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Warehouse 13 (Virgin 1)

This family friendly scifi drama captures the spirit of The X-Files and Friday the 13th the series. After saving the life of an international diplomat in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that the U.S. Government has collected over the centuries. Their new assignment: retrieve some of the missing objects and investigate reports of new ones. Season One, episode 2.

9.00pm Shark Attack (Movies24)

A marine biologist heads for Port Amanzi in Africa after his friend, Mark DeSantis, is supposedly a victim of a fatal shark attack. DeSantis had been conducting research on a series of shark attacks in
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