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DVD Releases: Nov. 24, 2009: Throw The Witches Hammer at The Fiend with a Silent Scream

23 November 2009 11:01 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

A handful of this week's releases came out a day early -- on the 23rd instead of the 24th -- but even so, there aren't a lot of familiar names to choose from. The picks of the week are two Blu-rays: My Bloody Valentine (Special Edition) and The Monster Squad (20th Anniversary Edition). If you don't have the tech yet for those, then read on for what you might want to put on your shopping list.

Illustrated film Godkiller releases its second episode on the 24th, and fans of classic horror won't want to miss out on the 1980 slasher Silent Scream. Japanese film lovers have a lot to pick from among Devilman, Ichi 1, and Blood: The Last Vampire (the animated version). Take a few moments to look over the rest -- there's bound to be one hidden gem among them!

- Debi Moore

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MattFini's Halloween Top 10 Lists: Overlooked Slashers

30 October 2009 9:27 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

It’s hard to surprise people when putting together a list of the best slasher movies and, in the interest of doing so, I thought I’d exclude all the genre mainstays from the list. This list doesn’t necessarily represent the “ten best”, but rather some of the slasher subgenre’s more ‘overlooked’ offerings.

10. The Mutilator (1985)

It can be argued that this film’s greatest asset is its amazing tag line (By Pick, By Sword, By Axe, Bye Bye!), but that’s doing a bit of disservice to director Buddy Cooper’s only attempt to run with the slasher big dogs.

First we’ve got one of the most preposterous killer motivations in the subgenre: a child, cleaning his father’s gun in an attempt to gleam his daddy’s affections, accidentally shoots his mother dead. Dad comes home, flips his lid and viola! Instant slasher!

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- Masked Slasher

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Fangoria Week in Review 09.20.2009

19 September 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

If it's Sunday, then that means its time for another Fangoria Week In Review. We're turning back the clock to look back on the past seven days of blood-soaked horror goodness.

We've got the entire week broken down by category so that you can catch up on anything you might've missed. It was a review-heavy week filled with anticipated flicks like Joe Dante's The Hole, George A. Romero's Survival Of The Dead, along with Jennifer's Body, The Road, and more.

Get caught up below the jump!

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- (James Zahn)

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Children of Bodom have Skeletons In The Closet

24 July 2009 3:02 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Children Of Bodom, the esteemed Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day Guitar Hero Alexi Laiho will release a full album of cover tunes containing 17 impressive remakes of the group’s all-time favorite songs this fall.  Titled Skeletons in the Closet, the record will drop on September 22, 2009 via Spinefarm Records / Fontana International.

Long known for employing a lighthearted musical modus operandi despite both a weighty work ethic and no joke dedication to its craft, Children Of Bodom (or Cob) has joined the ranks of the world’s finest heavy music acts over the course of the last decade.  In Finland, Children Of Bodom has released three consecutive albums that have debuted at number one on the Finnish album charts and the band's latest album, 2008's Blooddrunk landed at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200.  Cob has been recording cover songs since the early days of its career, some expectedly heavy ("Silent Scream" by Slayer, »

- (Wayne Mackie)

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13B: Interesting

6 March 2009 2:05 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Vikram K Kumar has an interesting premise for making 13B, simultaneously released in Hindi and Tamil with minor cast rejigs in the two versions. During the 2006 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Aiadmk promised 20 kg of free rice every month, ten sovereigns of gold for the daughter's wedding and a computer free to every eligible family if elected. Dmk countered it by saying every eligible family would also get a free TV set. As we all know, the TV won. That, says Vikram, short film Silent Scream had won a National Award in 1999, think of developing a story with the ubiquitous TV set at the centrestage. »

- Utpal Borpujari

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