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Death Line aka Raw Meat

This early gore-horror picture has a remarkable emphasis on human values, believe it or not, with a ‘monster’ that nevertheless is a paragon of loving gentleness. Add Donald Pleasance as a surly, posh-hating police inspector, and the shock value makes the Hammer films of the early ’70s taste like weak tea.

Death Line

Blu-ray + DVD

Blue Underground

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 87 min. / aka Raw Meat / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 39.98

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong, June Turner, Christopher Lee.

Cinematography: Alex Thomson

Art Direction: Dennis Gordon-Orr

Film Editor: Geoffrey Foot

Original Music: Jeremy Rose, Malone Wil

Written by Ceri Jones from a story by Gary Sherman

Produced by Paul Maslansky

Directed by Gary Sherman

In 1972, making a horror film was a safe way to start a career: almost anything screen-able could get a release, and if your show had enough shock value, it might even get positive critical attention.
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The Larry Sanders Show: 8 Essential Episodes to Stream Right (Hey) Now

The Larry Sanders Show: 8 Essential Episodes to Stream Right (Hey) Now
Hey now, and hallelujah: After a few years stuck in streaming purgatory, all 89 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show are now available on HBO Go/HBO Now, as of this Friday. It’s a fitting home, too, since the original run of Sanders aired on HBO from 1992 to 1998 — and changed television as we know it.

If you’re not familiar, Larry Sanders stars Garry Shandling as the chronically insecure host of a struggling late-night talk show. Rip Torn co-stars as his no-bs producer Artie, along with Jeffrey Tambor as Larry’s self-loathing sidekick Hank Kingsley. Looking back now, Sanders was revolutionary,
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Arbitrary Cinema: “I Saw What You Did (And I Know Who You Are!)”

Join me in the confines of my house on the hill, where every week I’ll be sharing with you a seemingly random review of a movie that’s come across my horror-nerd radar in the middle of the night. So come join my on the couch. It may give you some insight into the way our referential minds connect films, it may introduce you to something you never knew existed, or it may give you a rash that requires a 7-day ointment treatment. Or, maybe none of that matters in the end–because this is Arbitrary Cinema..

I Saw What You Did – Bluray Review

William Castle warns you: This Picture Is About Uxoricide!”

Disclaimers like this regularly adorned the posters and lobby cards of master showman William Castle’s films. To boil him down to just “shlock” though, doesn’t give his legacy the due-justice it deserves. Sure, his
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Riverdale TV: A Short History of Archie Comics Adaptations on the Small Screen

The new year brought good news to longtime fans of Archie Andrews and his friends: The CW has ordered the pilot for Riverdale, a live-action show that will offer a "gritty" take on the long-running comics series. Gritty or not, it's a good fit; after all, if any network can get teenage longing right, it's the CW, which has already found success adapting other comics into shows such as Arrow, The Flash and iZombie. Since news of the pilot order hit in January, there's been Archie news trickling online. New Zealand actor K.J. Apa was cast as Archie, and 90210 vet
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Riverdale TV: A Short History of Archie Comics Adaptations on the Small Screen

The new year brought good news to longtime fans of Archie Andrews and his friends: The CW has ordered the pilot for Riverdale, a live-action show that will offer a "gritty" take on the long-running comics series. Gritty or not, it's a good fit; after all, if any network can get teenage longing right, it's the CW, which has already found success adapting other comics into shows such as Arrow, The Flash and iZombie. Since news of the pilot order hit in January, there's been Archie news trickling online. New Zealand actor K.J. Apa was cast as Archie, and 90210 vet
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Conversations With Gary A. Sherman Part Four: Poltergeist III, Lisa and More…

Part four of our series of interviews with horror and cult filmmaker Gary A. Sherman. Two weeks ago Shock ran part one of our ongoing series of conversations with filmmaker Gary A. Sherman, beginning with an in-depth interview about the making of his mesmerizing 1973 horror classic Death Line (aka Raw Meat). Then, in part…

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The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Double Feature Blu-rays Announced

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Although it's not the New Year yet, Scream Factory's already gearing up for 2016 by announcing two double feature Blu-ray releases for February 23rd: The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

From Scream Factory: "More retro double features are planned for blu-ray release in the beginning of the new year! Read on for all the details:

The Curse & The Curse II

- The Curse (1987) Young Zach Hayes' (Wil Wheaton, Stand by Me) life on the family dairy farm is what anyone would expect. Hard work, long hours and the normal family squabbles. When an ice-blue meteor plunges through the midnight sky, Zach sees in hand on their property. Zach and the local doctor discover that something inside the meteor is infecting the local water on their farm. Fruits, which looked perfect on the outside are teeming with worms… and Zach's family is beginning to change…
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Scream Factory Has Your February covered with Double Feature Bluray releases of The Curse/The Curse 2 and Millennium/R.O.T.O.R

I know what I’ll be getting for myself for a late Valentine’s Day gift and we can all thank Scream Factory for that. Today, the gang over at Sf announced Bluray double features of ’80s horror/sci-fi gems The Curse/Curse II: The Bite and Millennium/R.O.T.O.R, with both hitting shelves this coming February (which makes my Valentine’s Day opening make a little sense I guess). Growing up in the ’80s, I was a big fan of all four films, so if you haven’t seen them, get ready for some fun, because they’re all four a lot of fun (especially The Curse/Curse II). While the specifics as far as supplemental material goes haven’t been announced as of yet, we’ve got the artwork and release date (Feb. 23rd) as well as each film’s synopsis and pre-order info below.
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Lisa | Blu-Ray Review

Director Gary Sherman is perhaps best remembered for his cult titles Raw Meat (1972) and Dead & Buried (1981), or maybe for his franchise contribution, Poltergeist III (1988). But one of his last theatrical features, Lisa (1990) gets a Blu-ray release this month, which features surprisingly adept performances in what remains a pseudo-ya thriller. Television stars Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”) and Staci Keanan (“Step By Step,” here in her feature debut) play a Los Angeles mother and daughter who get caught up in a serial killer’s web of murder and sex in a film that curiously exchanges thrills for logical character development. Co-written by Karen Clark (who would solely work on television features following this film), the script presents in sobering fashion a female teenager’s yearning to break out into adulthood via dating and sex despite the lack of maturity that only age can bring. Unfortunately, the rather hokey genre elements this
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September 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sentinel, Eaten Alive

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It’s a big week for cult horror fans, as there are some supremely awesome titles making their way home on September 22nd, including The Sentinel from Scream Factory and Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, which is being released by Arrow Video. For all you Time Warp fans out there, 20th Century Fox is celebrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary in grand style with a stellar Blu-ray set and Kino Lorber is resurrecting the often overlooked early ’90s thriller Lisa, starring the adorable Staci Keanan from My Two Dads.

Other titles being released on Tuesday include Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and a pair of kid-themed Halloween movies perfect for younger viewers this upcoming October.

Eaten Alive Two-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Meet The Maniac & His Friend. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger's famous red and green sweater,
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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list

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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Wright & More Set for ArtsConnection's 35th Anniversary Benefit, 4/24

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, ArtsConnection will celebrate its 35th anniversary at a fundraising gala honoring Time Warner Inc. and internationally-renowned visual artist Vik Muniz. Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Time Warner's Senior VP of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, will accept the award on behalf of the company. The event, which will be attended by leaders from the arts, business, media, and philanthropy worlds, as well as draw celebrities from both NYC and Hollywood, will raise support for ArtsConnection's arts education initiatives for New York City public school students. Emily and Harold Ford, Jr., Linda amp Mort Janklow, Lisa and Richard Plepler, Tracey amp Robert Pruzan, and Paula and Fareed Zakaria will serve as event co-chairs. Award-winning CNN anchor Don Lemon will host the evening at 583 Park Avenue. He will be joined by Sarah Jessica Parker and Jeffrey Wright who will make a special presentations. The event will be styled by acclaimed
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And Now a Word from Our Sponsor | Review

Commercial Failure: Bernbaum’s Debut Doa

What sounds good on paper doesn’t always translate well on screen, and Zack Bernbaum’s directorial debut, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, exemplifies the delirious dangers of gimmicky filmmaking. A cutesy idea that doesn’t seem far removed from something that could have easily been a wooden studio feature top lining Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler, sinks like a lead balloon within its establishing frames. Instead of making any attempt to redirect from the predictable trajectory outlined by its feeble premise, Bernbaum, together with Michael Hamilton-Wright’s naggingly insistent screenplay, instead plunge head long into its flat concept, a stubborn perseverance that makes its slight running time a grueling test of patience.

Opening with a montage of famous commercials, we find the collapsed body of Adan Kundle (Bruce Greenwood), unconscious in a white room filled with static television sets. It turns
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Interview: The Art of Film Art, with Tom “The Dude Designs” Hodge

Tom “The Dude Designs” Hodge won international acclaim for his back to poster school design for the gloriously fun and bloody Hobo With a Shotgun earlier last year; Sketching Rutgar Hauer’s taught face pumping out shell after shell amongst a background of tasters and characters, effortlessly capturing the grind house filth hidden inside Jason Eisner’s homage to 80′s revenge films.

Skilled with a pen, a keen eye for the ladies, a love of gore and guns and a genuine fountain of conversation to boot. The Dude is a poster loving freak of epic proportions, his studio plastered with VHS cover art so we sat down and asked him a few questions about the world’s ever growing love for one off and official film art, the state of mainstream and how and how John Alvin’s Blade Runner should be in the Louvre.

Wc: Dude, You’ve been
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Beware the Ides of March. Unless you're George Clooney.

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Julius Ceasar was supposedly warned that something bad would happen to him prior to or on

"the Ides of March" -- aka March 15, an ancient Roman term believed to have heralded a new moon and dedicated to the god Mars. Hence William Shakespeare's whole "Beware the Ides of March" line in the play "Julius Ceasar." Turns out it was good, if useless, advice. On March 15, 44 B.C., the Roman ruler was stabbed 23 times in the Roman senate.

In case you don't remember, here's a reasonable facsimile from HBO's awesome, yet sadly gone, drama "Rome":

For George Clooney, however, "Ides of March" -- the movie he's directing and starring in about an "idealistic campaign staffer who gets a crash course on dirty politics" -- will likely bring better fortune in the form of critical acclaim and box office returns.

The movie boasts a heavyweight cast -- Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei,
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2011 Grammy winners: Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire win big

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The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group Arcade Fire won the coveted Album of the Year.

Here is the full list of winners:

Album Of The Year

The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire

Recovery -- Eminem

Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster -- Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry

Record Of The Year

"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna

"Forget You" -- Cee Lo Green

"Empire State Of Mind" -- Jay-z & Alicia Keys

"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber


Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year

"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray Lamontagne And The
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Our 9 Favorite Psycho White Females

Does the new Minka Kelly/Leighton Meester thriller “The Roommate” look like “Fatal Attraction” for the college set?

Yes, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, “The Roommate,” in which “Gossip Girl” star Meester plays a college student who becomes obsessed with her roommie (Kelly), promises to be another fine entry in the sub-genre of psychological thrillers we actually think of as the “Pwf” flick: Psycho White Females.

You know ‘em: those crazy movie villainesses who wreak havoc on the men, women and children (and sometimes poor, innocent bunnies) around them, usually on the heels of some brief or imagined love relationship.

In honor of “The Roommate,” we’re counting down our nine favorite PWFs who’ve come before them.

9. Erika Christensen, ‘Swimfan’ (2002)

Fatal Attraction” for high schoolers? Check, as Christensen’s Madison is a girl who knows what, or rather who, she wants, and will go to any lengths to get him.
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A Massive List of New Netflix Instant Streaming Horror Titles

If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Labor Day weekend, one look at this gargantuan list I compiled of the new terror titles Netflix has added for instant streaming in just the first three days of this month should keep you busy until Labor Day next year. You'll find something for everyone, from older titles to recent releases, famous to obscure, classic to not-so-classic, monsters to maniacs - you name it.

For the record, I considered compiling this list in alphabetical order or by year of the film's release, but then I realized I had already spent well over an hour just sorting through the massive catalogue of titles Netflix has now made available for instant streaming and realized Labor Day would be over by the time I finished arranging this list in any kind of order. Ready? Here you go.
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Josh Brolin Refers to His 'Bad Predicament'

On the heels of his arrest, Josh Brolin stepped out for the premiere of Frozen River Tuesday, but avoided reporters and politely declined to pose for photographs. "Sorry, I'm kind of in a bad predicament right now!" Brolin, 40, told photographers with a smile, after he arrived at the West Hollywood event with his two children minutes before the movie started. He attended the premiere to support the film's star, Melissa Leo, a longtime friend and a costar in a TV show they did together. On Saturday, Brolin also was spotted with Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn and director Oliver Stone
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