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Lunaris Records landed on our radar when it announced a Witchboard 7" soundtrack release along with some Night of the Demons goodies. Those are now available in the company's store here. Today, I'm here to tell you that Lunaris' soundtrack release of Street Trash is now up for pre-order.
You can buy it on CD, cassette or vinyl. I ran into a Lunaris rep at Comic-Con and he gave me a CD and, I have to say, I forgot how much fun this score is. The hilarious thing about their presentation is the score is occasionally broken up by the sounds of people melting. Good stuff!
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- Ryan Turek
After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:
Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »
- Tamika Jones
Indie film company Slaughtered Lamb Productions has released the first set of stills from Killer Rack, a horror comedy shooting at the Pierce Arrow Film Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. Check 'em out right here!
The film, written by Paul McGinnis, is directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City Massacre, Dry Bones) and is co-produced by Lamberson, McGinnis, and Rod Durick (Filming the Undead: How to Make Your Own Zombie Movie).
Newcomer Jessica Zwolak stars as Betty, a young woman who discovers her new breast implants are man-eating monsters. Debbie Rochon co-stars as Dr. Cate Thulu, Lloyd Kaufman plays psychiatrist Howard Foin, and Brooke Lewis voices the titular monsters.
The photos depict Betty's initial examination by Dr. Thulu and a confrontation which occurs later in the film. Robert Bozek plays Thulu's nurse, Herbie East. Additional photos are behind-the-scenes shots of a disarming date between Betty and her boyfriend, Dutch (Sam Qualiana, »
- Steve Barton
Following previous announcements of their film lineup, the Fantasia International Film Festival has released their full lineup of movies to be shown at the 18th Annual festival, starting July 17.
New additions to the lineup include 2014 Cannes Selection When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Amby and the return of Fantasia’s showcase of animated films, Axis.
Tickets for the festival go on sale starting July 16, and the festival runs through August 5.
View the whole press release of additional announcements below:
Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday
With Over 160 Feature Films Montreal, Thursday July 10, 2014 – 2014 is the year that Fantasia turns 18. We can’t believe it either. Fantasia’s 18th birthday means over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts, many being shown for the first time on this continent, a good number screening here for the first time anywhere in the world.In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries, »
- Brian Welk
Vinyl hounds, listen up. Director Kevin Tenney dropped some big news via his Facebook page overnight and it concerns both Night of the Demons and Witchboard. Indie label Lunaris Records is the latest player in the horror vinyl game, joining the likes of Death Waltz Records, Waxwork Records and One Way Static Records. The company is at work on a CD/LP release of Street Trash and it looks like they've got both Night of the Demons and Witchboard on the way, too. From Tenney...
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- Ryan Turek
Release Date: 6/26/14 on VOD, 8/1/14 in theaters and on iTunes
Written By: Jake Wade Wall
Directed By: Kaare Andrews
Review & Interview by Daniel Xiii.
“Does this look infected?”
Your ol’ pal (well, I guess for the readers here at Famous Monsters I’m your new pal, seeing as this is my first review here!) Daniel Xiii really digs a flick that piles on the gore, a preference that has existed in me since the glory days of 80’s splatter shockers; so any new release that harkens back to those more extreme, over-the-top days of gallons o’ grue is always welcome in the crypt of Xiii.
- Holly Interlandi
It’s Friday the 13th and a full moon tonight so we let the crazies loose and are bring back one of our favorite staff posts, The Thirteen! If you aren’t familiar with The Thirteen, it was initially conceived to be a Top 13 list of films about a certain topic. Sadly, we started it last September and it fell by the wayside. Read our past two posts:
13 Songs Used in Films That Take On a Haunting Feeling
13 Female Villains & Anti-Heroes in Film
contribution by Jeremy Jones
A young boy sees his dad abducted by some unseen force. Three years later a meteor hits in the middle of the woods and brings something icky. Written, directed and scored by Harry Bromley Davenport, Xtro is a demented labor of love. The first twenty minutes are the most chunk blowing worthy moments. Including perhaps the grossest thing ever, walking in on your parents having sex. »
- Andy Triefenbach
by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
More details are rolling in about the upcoming horror film Killer Rack. We recently reported that scream queen Brooke Lewis joined the cast. Now add another scream queen in Debbie Rochon as well as genre icon Lloyd Kaufman.
Check out the full announcement below and follow the link under the details to help with the crowdfunding campaign.
From The Press Release:
Cult filmmakers Roy Frumkes and Brett Piper have joined Killer Rack, which Gregory Lamberson directs in Buffalo, New York later this summer. Frumkes, best known for writing and producing Street Trash and directing The Definitive Document of the Dead, has signed on as a producer and will play a role in the film, as he did on Lamberson's Slime City Massacre, and Piper, who has amassed a long list of credits as director, writer, producer and visual effects artist, including Shock-o-Rama, Bacterium and the upcoming Queen Crab, »
Wild Eye Releasing, one of the first genre labels to embrace the retro format, has two of the company's best-selling titles now available on VHS as part of its ongoing partnership with neo-vhs pioneers Horror Boobs: The Disco Exorcist and Mold!
Yep, you read that right! No foolin'! Last week both Richard Griffin's The Disco Exorcist and Neil Meschino's Mold! were released as limited collector's edition VHS tapes and VHS/DVD combo packs with exclusive new art. See that and get the full details below!
The Disco Exorcist Synopsis:
From the makers of Murder University and Exhumed comes this blood-, boob-, and bell-bottom-soaked tribute to 70s exploitation sleaze. Rex Romanski is a 1970s disco swinger who loves and leaves the wrong woman - the wicked black magic priestess Rita Maria. And now it's up to Rex to undo the scorned Rita's rampage of revenge, murder, and destruction before »
- Debi Moore
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature has first details on multiple projects including Night of the Living Deb, The Broadcast, Dial 9 to Get Out, and House of Forbidden Secrets, a monster themed giveaway from The Hub’s Spooksville, artwork from The Walking Dead Tribute, trailers for Infliction and Damned Love, and much more:
Night of the Living Deb Casting News: “Night of the Living Deb is an indie movie in development from producer Kyle Rankin (Battle of Shaker Heights, Infestation). Attached actors include David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs,” This is the End, Ray), Michael Cassidy (Argo, “Men at Work,” “The Oc”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” “Reaper,” “Mad Men”).
It’s a female-driven action-horror rom-com set in the world of a zombie apocalypse on Christmas.
The crowdfunding campaign is gaining popularity for its unusual approach: rather than the »
- Tamika Jones
Director: Larry Cohen. Review: Adam Wing. There's a standout sequence midway through Larry Cohen's demented horror comedy where the stuff of the title comes out of a mattress and attacks a man lying on a bed by shooting him up the wall and onto the ceiling. Look a little closer and you might recognise that room from another popular horror movie. It was the exact same room used in the classic scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) where Johnny Depp's character is sucked into his bed and blood sprays everywhere. Coming your way courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director of the It’s Alive series and writer of the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a tantalising treat for the taste buds, sharing flavours with cult oddities like Street Trash and B-movie classics such as The Blob. When a man discovers a tasty white substance bubbling out of the ground, »
In 1985, New York director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Full Moon High) took to the camera to bring us a cult classic called The Stuff, the story of a strange “goo” found coming from the Earth which is packaged up and sold as a delicious desert treat. The only problem is that when the customers of the product eat it they turn into flesh eating zombies.
The story is not dissimilar to another cult favourite of mine, Street Trash (J. Michael Muro, 1987), which dealt with a liquor that turned it’s drinkers to sludge, only in this case the people who, for lack of a less dirty sounding term, swallow the stuff, end up as zombies. It’s a wonderfully silly plot that works wonderfully with the rest of the film. »
- Chris Cummings
Though primarily known for their pillows, Horror Decor also specializes in unique home decor of all kinds, including clocks, lampshades, placemats and pot holders. They've also got a line of horrific candles, ranging from the grotesque urine sample candle to the macabre bloody eyeball candle. Next week, they're launching a brand new line of scented candles, which are set to bring delightful horror movie-inspired scents into your home.
Five candles comprise the new line, ranging from the marshmallow-scented Ghostbusters candle to the Street Trash-inspired Tenafly Viper candle, which fittingly releases an intoxicating scent of booze. Also included in the line are candles inspired by The Shining, The Stuff and Soylent Green, with the latter one coming equipped with a unique beef jerky scent. Soylent Green is people, after all.
The candles are available for pre-order on February 24th, and you can learn more about each individual one over on Horror Decor! »
- John Squires
February is upon us which means an endless barrage of Valentine's Day reminders. But not everyone is a fan of Hallmark holidays. This February 14th, you can snuggle up with someone special and watch The Notebook, or you can check out these twisted and not-so-feel-good tales of love and physical affection.
The "Crazy in Love" Category
Haute Tension (2003)
Despite its one gaping flaw (those who have seen it know exactly what I mean), this popular French horror is the bleakest, bloodiest tale of unrequited love since the works of Shakespeare. It follows a young woman as she desperately tries to rescue her friend who has been kidnapped by a serial killer. When I think of lovelorn psychos, the final shot of this film definitely comes to mind.
The Loved Ones (2009)
When a lonely Australian girl is turned down for prom by her crush, Brent, she takes matters into her own hands. »
- Heather Seebach
Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD release of the 1985 cult horror classic The Stuff, available to own in the UK from March 10, 2014. Coming courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director of the It’s Alive series and scribe behind the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a titillating treat for the taste-buds which blends elements of films such as Street Trash with the straight-up B-movie flavour of The Blob. Featuring a bumper crop of bonus features such as documentary Can’t Get Enough of The Stuff: Making Larry Cohen’s Classic Creature Feature, an all-new 52-minute documentary featuring director Larry Cohen, producer Paul Kurta, actress Andrea Marcovicci, Steve Neill (mechanical makeup effects) and Kim Newman. Alongside this, the disc will also feature an introduction and trailer commentary by director and The Stuff fan Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw III). Synopsis: The Stuff is »
15 items from 2014
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