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DreadVision for June Celebrates Robert Englund with The Phantom of the Opera

Is anyone cooler than Robert Englund? That’s a rhetorical question, as anyone with an Iq higher than a peanut knows the answer is no, Robert Englund is just every kind of awesome there is. Today, June 6th, he turns 70… Continue Reading →

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Harker’s Hits: new on DVD/Blu-ray!

Harker’s Hits: new on DVD/Blu-ray!
This week delivers up a wealth of joy. Cannibal Women! Zombies! Curses! Sinful Dwarfs! Doctor Who! So let’s dive in and see just how we’re going to spend our week!

Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle Of Death

With a title like that, do you even need to know more? Yeah? Well, it stars 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed. And Adrienne Barbeau from Swamp Thing and Creepshow. (Fun Fact: Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease! And got a Tony nom for it! What!) And Bill Maher, before he got all respectable with his own HBO show and all. To avoid an avocado shortage, an anthropology professor (Tweed!) heads into the avocado jungle of Southern California to confront the man-eating Piranha Women tribe. How the cannibals are affecting the avocado crops is anyone’s guess. But, hey, I live in SoCal, and
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Round-Up: Ghostbusters Reboot Figures, Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Director Q&A, Robert Englund at Silver Scream Festival

Paul Feig tweeted a photo of four Ghostbusters reboot figures on Friday that look pretty rad. We have details, as well as a look at the figures, below. A Q&A with Daniel Abella, the director of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival, and info on Robert Englund's upcoming appearance at Silver Scream Festival, are also in this round-up.

Mattel's Ghostbusters Figures: The photo below features the prototypes of all four of the figures which stand at six inches tall. The official release date for these items is not available at this time.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones, Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot is slated to hit theaters on July 15th, 2016. Chris Hemsworth will play Kevin the receptionist, with Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Cecily Strong also along for the ride.

Original Ghostbusters stars Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts,
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‘Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture’ (1989) is an oft forgotten, but no less formidable film version of the classic tale

The Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture

Written by Gerry O’Hara and Duke Sandefur

Directed by Dwight H. Little

United States, 1989

Nearly 30 years went by since the 1962 Hammer Films production of The Phantom of the Opera until the ghoulish fiend made his way back onto the silver screen. An interesting turning point for the property, if it can be described as such, came in 1986, when arguably the most popular interpretation of the story ever graced not the movie theatres but rather the opera houses. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s sensational stage adaptation was all the craze in the 1980s and is still recognized as a tremendous success and achievement today. As such, it was only natural that filmmakers would want to pounce on the popularity of the title and produce yet another version, to say nothing of the fact that the rights had gone into the public domain by 1989. Enter producer Menahem Golan,
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Who Was that Masked Man?

By Mike Thomas

MoreHorror.com

In the beginning, there was Lon. As the disfigured antagonist in The Phantom of the Opera, his half-masked face hid a horrible secret, only to be revealed at the climax of the film. The formula of the masked villain had been played out in countless films, with the hero unmasking the villain in the end. This worked well for suspense, and it an easy gimmick for an exciting reveal.

In the Golden Age of Horror, villains - monsters - had faces. Frankenstein. Dracula. the Wolfman.. With these characters, it was the creature that was important, not the actor. So anyone, from Bela Lugosi, to John Carradine, to -- Leslie Nielsen could portray the undead creature of the night. (Bar Bet: though Lugosi is most identified with Dracula, it was Count Dooku, Christopher Lee, who played the part more than any other actor). In the Universal Monsters era,
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The Scream Cast – Episode 50: The Phantom of the Nightcrawler

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, however this week the ScreamCast gang are not just tackling Scream Factory, they’re also taking a look something(s) a little different…

This week Brian Saur makes his triumphant return to the podcast as the team explore two characters who will do pretty much anything to get what they want. First, Robert Englund attempts to depart from the Freddy Krueger persona in 1989’s The Phantom Of The Opera. Then, Jake Gyllenhaal turns in the performance of his career with 2014’s Nightcrawler. Also, Sean, Brad adn Brian introduce a new regular segment with their “Picks of the Week.”

Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!
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Robert Englund as The Phantom of the Opera – Home Video Clips!

How much do you remember about The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund? Well, the good folks over at Scream Factory have just released several clips to remind you of its lunacy! From the Press Release: Get ready, Freddy.… Continue Reading →

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The Phantom of the Opera with Robert Englund Sings on Blu-ray

We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund around these parts, and the good folks over at Scream Factory have just released the official specs for their upcoming Blu-ray edition.… Continue Reading →

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The Wait is Over! The Phantom Of The Opera Scheduled for Feb

Scream Factory™ Presents

The Phantom Of The Opera

On Blu-ray February 17, 2015

Los Angeles, CA – Get ready, Freddy. Scream Factory is going to the opera! A Blu-ray release of The Phantom of the Opera, including several bonus features, has been announced for release on February 17, 2015.

Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the classic role of The Phantom … Continue reading →

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31 Netflix Instant Titles to Get You Ready for Halloween

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With every horror fan’s favorite time of year just right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 31 genre-related titles currently available on Netflix Instant that undoubtedly will get you ready for the Halloween season.

Happy Haunting!

Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)

David is the only one who knows the truth about the aliens invading his small town in this remake of the 50s science-fiction classic.

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead.

Fright Night (Tom Holland)

When Charley Brewster discovers that his suave new neighbor is a vampire, he seeks help from actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter.

Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick)

Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror,
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Tony Awards: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper Are the Winners

Tony Awards: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper Are the Winners
It was showdown at the Times Square Corral Sunday night. This year's 67th annual Tony Awards race boiled down to a hotly contested duel between a homegrown musical about thigh-high footwear, Kinky Boots, and a British import about a contemporary little girl's Dickensian life, Matilda. When the smoke cleared, Broadway's big winner was Kinky Boots, which, besides being named best musical of the season, took home a total of six awards, including one for best leading actor in a musical Billy Porter - whose jet-propelled acceptance speech left the crowd touched and breathless. Best play was Christopher Durang's sidesplitting sendup of Chekhov,
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Robert Englund Sinks His Claws into Strippers vs. Werewolves

Every movie needs a star, and when it comes to a film consisting of two very distinct kinds of creatures with long nails, can you think of a better celeb to tie everything together than Robert Englund? Read on for the details.

From the Press Release

Nightmare on Elm Street icon Robert Englund makes his British film debut in Strippers vs. Werewolves! Hollywood legend Robert (Freddy Krueger) Englund is starring in his first British feature film as Tapper, a sinister werewolf pack leader, in indie comedy ‘Strippers vs. Werewolves’, which begins filming on Monday 16 May in locations around London.

Jonathan Sothcott, who is producing the film with Simon Phillips, commented, “Robert is the ultimate horror movie star – and we are honoured to have him on board and proud of ourselves for being the first British producers to secure him for a movie here. Robert has a dignity and gravitas as
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