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Contest: Win The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Features on Blu-ray

Tomorrow, Scream Factory's unleashing respective double feature Blu-rays of The Food of the Gods and Frogs, and Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of each double feature to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance,
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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Frogs, Let Us Prey, Cannibal Ferox

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.

Anchor Bay is also bringing home Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus this week, Vinegar Syndrome is giving the cult film Madman a high-def upgrade and Universal is keeping busy as well with their releases of Seventh Son, The Loft and the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil too.
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Brand News Clips/Stills From Scream Factory’s Bluray Double Features of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan & The Food Of The Gods/Frogs

Scream Factory’s release of not only one solid double feature but two (2!!) doubles that feature four fan favorite creature feature flicks. On May 26th, the gang at Sf is ready to unleash both a double feature of Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan, and the fan favorite old school classic films The Food Of The Gods/Frogs.

Quite the set of releases, both Empire Of Ants/Jaws Of Satan and The Food Of The Gods/Frogs are releases that not only provide some hellish entertainment, but interesting trivia, included via brand new interviews with the films’ stars and special effects people as well. I don’t know about your friend fanatics, but these larger than life films are made even more enjoyable after hearing stories about everybody’s experiences with making the films.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People
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Clips & Trailers from The Food Of The Gods / Frogs, Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan Double Feature Blu-rays

On May 26th, Scream Factory's unleashing nature-gone-wrong creature features, including the killer amphibians from Frogs, the giant rats from The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

The Food Of The Gods

"Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells' classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!

On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants!
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The Food of the Gods / Frogs & Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan Double Feature Blu-ray Release Details

Long before he co-starred as James Dalton's memorable mentor and friend in Road House, Sam Elliott took on killer amphibians in 1972's Frogs, and with Scream Factory offering up two double doses of nature-gone-wrong creature features, Frogs is invading homes on Blu-ray this May along with the giant rats of The Food of the Gods, the killer ants of Empire of the Ants, and the creepy king cobra from Jaws of Satan.

Press release - "This spring, nature strikes back! On May 26, 2015 Scream Factory presents Food of the Gods and Frogs, two nature-gone-berserk shockers on Blu-ray for the first time. This release comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with the films’ stars Belinda Balaski and Joan Van Ark.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the "gigantic creature" genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk.
See full article at DailyDead »

Scream Factory Gives Horror Lovers Two Creature Double Features This May!!

In the words of the great Samuel L. Jackson: “Hold onto your butts”. Always known to please genre fans, whether they be the Halloween types of the more obscure genre films like Exterminators Of The Year 3000, it’s safe to say the gang at Sf know their audience and kick ass giving fans fun and exciting releases. Coming this May 26th, Scream Factory is not only release one creature feature double feature, but Two, with the release of Food Of The Gods / Frogs and Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan. I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but the news of these releases gives me one hell of a grin. Each double feature set includes an H.G. Wells adaption, along with another creature film to wet your whistle for days.

The Food Of The Gods

Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People
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Dance of the Damned Remake in the Works

Director Katt Shea (Poision Ivy, Stripped to Kill 1 & 2, The Rage: Carrie II) is remaking her own 1989 vampire movie Dance of the Damned. I've never seen the original, but based on the trailer (watch below), it looks like a great Skinemax flick starring Cyril O'Reilly sporting the ultimate vampire mullet. It also stars Starr Andreeff (Syngenor) and Maria Ford (The Haunting of Morella, Slumber Party Massacre III). In the original O'Reilly plays a vampire who seduces a stripper who is contemplating suicide. The VHS is going for $16 on Amazon, or you can watch it on YouTube for free.
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Back Catalogue #1 - Synapse Films

Welcome to the first installment of a new column here at Fangoria.com, Back Catalogue. Sometimes the Catalogue will cover new releases of older films, and sometimes it will feature exactly what the title implies, back catalogue items. These will normally be from smaller specialty labels that have formed the backbone of the horror fans ability to build a truly representative collection of their favorite films. I'm proud to start this column back up after a two year hiatus and promise to work hard to recommend films that you're in danger of forgetting about, have maybe never heard of, or that might be ready to go out of print.

I'm also proud that the first edition of Catalogue is all about Synapse Films. Anybody who goes to conventions and has stopped by the Synapse table has not only seen first hand the amazing array of labor of love releases and Special Editions they produce,
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DVD Review: Syngenor

While the cover of Synapse Films’ recently-issued Special Edition DVD of Syngenor reminded me of Alien, the first half of the movie itself reminded me of my pre-Internet days. I’d randomly grab 3-4 videos to rent from the 99-cent shelves—one from the science fiction section, one from the horror section, one from the action section—and pop each one into my trusty Vcr, watching on my 13-inch TV until I got bored and then popping the next one in.

With that mindset, I had Syngenor on auto-pilot ... it seemed like a fairly typical late 80s/early 90s “evil corporation exploits science for profit, creating monster soldiers that run amuck killing people,” kind of a riff on Robo-Cop and what have you ... and then David Gale (the older evil doctor in Re-Animator, here playing the corporation’s CEO) gave a really twisted line reading that sounded like it didn’t belong in that scene,
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