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#Brainwaves Episode 56: Full Moon’s Charles Band – Listen Now!

Castle Freak. Trancers. Demonic Toys. Parasite. Subspecies. Puppet Master. When it comes to filmmaking, there’s very little Charles Band hasn’t done… and then done again. On Episode 56 of Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio, we find out all about… Continue Reading →

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#Brainwaves Episode 56: Full Moon’s Charles Band – Tonight!

Castle Freak. Trancers. Demonic Toys. Parasite. Subspecies. Puppet Master. When it comes to filmmaking, there’s very little Charles Band hasn’t done… and then done again. On Episode 56 of Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio, we’ll find out all about… Continue Reading →

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#Brainwaves Episode 56 Guest Announcement: Full Moon’s Charles Band

Castle Freak. Trancers. Demonic Toys. Parasite. Subspecies. Puppet Master. When it comes to filmmaking, there’s very little Charles Band hasn’t done… and then done again. On Episode 56 of Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio, we’ll find out all about… Continue Reading →

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Thn go ‘Beyond the Gates’ with director Jackson Stewart

Jackson Stewart Interview: Director Jackson Stewart shares all on his fantastic movie Beyond the Gates.

We caught new home entertainment release Beyond the Gates back during last August at Frightfest. The film follows two brothers as they stumble across a horror VHS board game that seems to have a life of its own.

Directed by Jackson Stewart, the film spent last year touring the festival circuit and wowing crowds. It even won the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Nightfall Jury prize. Stewart is a former assistant of horror directing icon Stuart Gordon who has now struck out on his own. Beyond the Gates stars one of Gordon’s former scream Queens Barbara Crampton, and offers scares and laughs a plenty.

We caught up with Stewart, ahead of the UK DVD release, whom spoke of his desire to direct a Lovecraft story, having Barbara Crampton as a friend and whether we
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Catalog From The Beyond: Castle Freak (1995)

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Barbara Crampton has been a mainstay in the horror community for more than thirty years, but she’d rather not be called a “Scream Queen.” In a recent essay, Crampton explained that for her, the term is reductive and dismisses the nuances and hard work that go into her roles. I can understand if she wants her legacy to carry more complexity than a catchy nickname, especially considering the wide range of roles that Crampton has contributed to the horror genre. In the past, she played a medical student hounded by reanimated corpses in Re-Animator, and more recently, she portrayed a grieving mother haunted by her past (as well as actual ghosts) in We Are Still Here, as well as the sinister host of a VHS board game in Beyond the Gates.

Crampton broke out in the 1980s with frequent collaborators Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs to adapt H.P. Lovecraft
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Shudder: Colin Geddes and Sam Zimmerman interview

Sarah Dobbs Oct 20, 2016

Shudder is streaming service dedicated to horror - and we've been chatting to the people who pick the movies...

Exhausted Netflix’s horror section and need something creepy to watch this Halloween? Try Shudder. The all-horror streaming service launched last year in the Us and is now coming to the UK. Its hook is that it offers an ever-growing library of horror movies, shorts, and TV shows, all handpicked by people who know horror. Two of Shudder’s curators, Colin Geddes and Sam Zimmerman, chatted to us about what to expect…

See related Den Of Geek’s top books of 2015 Doctor Who series 10: Jamie Mathieson set to return Doctor Who Christmas special: title revealed, superhero confirmed Class: another episode synopsis arrives

How did you come to be involved with Shudder?

Colin Geddes: They reached out to me a couple of years ago, because they were
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FrightFest 2015: Barbara Crampton interview

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Ahead of her appearance at FrightFest, HeyUGuys caught up with its guest of honour, Scream Queen/ horror legend Barbara Crampton. After making a name for herself starring in 80s classics Re-animator, From Beyond, Puppet Master, Chopping Mall and Castle Freak in 1995, Barbara recently made a return to the genre, appearing in the likes of

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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck,
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1987

From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...

Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.

What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Nightcrawler Cast for X-Men: Apocalypse, New Fright Rags Shirts, The Pyramid Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

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Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! We have news on who will play the marvelous mutant Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse, a look at four new fright-styled T-shirts from Fright Rags (including an ’80's-esque Freddy Krueger), and home media release details for 20th Century Fox's The Pyramid.

Nightcrawler: He can teleport with his unique dimension-hopping ability, he's extremely agile, he knows how to handle a saber with expert ease, and he at times has a gleeful sense of humor. The X-Men mutant Nightcrawler has many admirable traits and was memorably portrayed by Alan Cumming in Bryan Singer's X2. With Singer back behind the camera for X-Men: Apocalypse, a film that will introduce more mutants to the growing ranks of the X-Mansion, it's been revealed by the director on his Instagram page that Kodi Smit-McPhee will play a young Nightcrawler.

Smit-McPhee recently played Alexander in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,
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'They walk. They talk. They kill.' Director Stuart Gordon talks 'Dolls'

'They walk. They talk. They kill.' Director Stuart Gordon talks 'Dolls'
Stuart Gordon shot his first film, 1985's much beloved gorefest Re-Animator, in Los Angeles but then decamped to Italy to shoot Dolls, his second movie and second terror tale. While there, Gordon was also taken down a peg, or 12, by a local craftsman. "They didn’t shoot sound in Italy, they weren't used to that," says Gordon, whose other directing credits include From Beyond, Castle Freak, and 2005's William H. Macy-starring Edmond. "I remember there was one day when I was shooting something and there was a carpenter hammering in the background, working on another one of our sets—hammering and sawing.
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Re-Animating a Master of Horror: Stuart Gordon and the Art of Re-Animation

The heat thuds in the chest, the pulse races and the blood surges. We are not in the midst of a suspenseful and terrifying horror film where our emotions are being manipulated by the puppeteer filmmaker. We are preparing to speak with Master of Horror Stuart Gordon whose 1985 masterpiece Re-Animator has received an all new limited home entertainment release. Whilst Gordon has left the world of horror cinema to return to the theatre, he took us back into the past, to trace the journey of a child who grew into a master of genre.

Not far removed from any discussion involving Stuart Gordon is the King of the B’s Roger Corman. The former is to H.P. Lovecraft what the latter was to Edgar Allan Poe. During the span of just four short years beginning in 1960 with The Fall of the House of Usher, Corman directed his eight film Poe cycle,
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Top 11 Lovecraftian Horror Films

The work of H.P. Lovecraft has inspired not only legions of fans throughout the years but an entire sub-genre of horror. Highlighted by frail, false realities masking a horrific and unfathomable truth… and of course, tentacles, fans embrace Lovecraftian horror films like the squishy appendages they feature.

And with the release of Dead Shadows, we remember our Top 11 Lovecraftian Horror Films.

This list contains not just movies inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, although some of them are certainly here; it also has movies that fall into the Lovecraftian-inspired category. Cosmic horror of the unknown and unknowable that could fracture sanity hovering over reality. Cthulhu. And, of course, those tentacles we mentioned earlier.

As for honorable mentions, how about the wildly popular hit HBO show "True Detective" for starters? There are certainly some Lovecraftian influences there, including Rust Cohle's ideas on fate and religion and the cult of Hastur operating in Louisiana.
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Full Moon Getting Set to Display its Trophy Heads; Exclusive First Images

Around here we keep a close eye on just what Full Moon Productions has cooking. Why? Because Charles Band and company have given us lots of laughs and frights over the years, and we love them like the Castle Freak's penile nub.

Next up for these cats is a movie called Trophy Heads, and right now we've got the title treatment and first images from the set for you. Band and company are being rather tight-lipped about the project, and thus far we don't have many details.

However, we can in fact tell you that genre icon Linnea Quigley will be starring in the flick alongside Carel Struycken (Lurch from The Addams Family films) and that judging from the images below... this may just be one hell of a bloody ride.

Check out the eye candy (literally) below, and look for more as we get it!

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‘Grindhouse 14: Hideous!’ Review

Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O’Donnell, Andrew Johnston | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band

Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) talking trash to each other, with the occasional appearance by a group of deformed “creatures”… that is the plot of Hideous! in a nutshell. Although the official synopsis goes something like this: “Dr. Lorca, an eccentric collector of biological oddities, has just acquired his greatest specimen; a horrible mutant born of noxious waste… but the creature’s rightful owner wants it back. The collector’s clash is cut short though, as the sickening specimen comes to life, re-animating an angry, oozing little army of ferocious freaks.”

If you read my The Creeps review from a few
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Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space: this week's new DVD & Blu-ray

Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space | Robot & Frank | Arbitrage | Castle Freak | The Car

Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space

Jon Pertwee's first outing as the Doctor – and the first time his adventures were shown in colour – is something of an oddity in the show's long run. Due to industrial action in the BBC studios, this one was filmed largely on location and, unique for old Who, shot entirely on glorious 16mm film.

It sounds like a small thing but it made an incredible difference; this is the only one of the vintage stories to have the picture quality worthy of a HD transfer. The Blu-ray looks superb, as if they shot a (very) low-budget Doctor Who movie late in 1969, which is pretty much what they did. The sets look sturdier, more colourful and far better than their usual overlit, studio-bound video camerawork. Pertwee impresses, as does his short-lived partnership
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Son of Monsterpalooza Scheduled for October 11-13 in Burbank, CA!

It's never too early to start planning…and horror fans in the La/Burbank area know that Son of Monsterpalooza is certainly an event to put on their calendars! Read on for the first info on this year's event.

Son of Monsterpalooza 2013 will be held at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center (2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA) from October 11-13. To keep up with all the latest info, visit the official Son of Monsterpalooza website and 'like' Monsterpalooza on Facebook.

From the Press Release

Award-winning FX artists, monster-related artwork displayed and sold, special presentations, a walk-through monster museum, as well as costume contests, prizes, and special guests from horror and sci-fi films will all be featured at this year's Son of Monsterpalooza festival.

Special Celebrity Guests From The Genre And Beyond!

Straight from Japan! Akira Takarada (Godzilla, Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster, Mothra Vs. Godzilla, King Kong Escapes)

Killer Klowns From Outer Space
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Fright Exclusive Interview with Scream Queen Barbara Crampton!!

Genre fans adore Barbara Crampton, and well, to be honest, how could they not? Her roles in Reanimator and From Beyond alone are worthy of being labeled a scream queen, not to mention the countless other great roles in films like Chopping Mall, Castle Freak and Body Double. Barbara’s always given off such a likable presence in her films, and fans that have been wanting to see her in something new can rejoice with her role in Adam Wingard’s upcoming home invasion film You’Re Next. Barbara was nice enough to talk with us about her films past and present, as well as a few other things. Read on!

First of all, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to us, we’re all really big fans of your work.

Thank you so much, I’m a big fan of your site!

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Full Moon Unleashes Two Classics on Blu-ray - Castle Freak and The Pit and the Pendulum

The year was 1995 and I was home, excited to see a little movie called Castle Freak. Why? Because the killer was insane looking. Then I saw it... his severed cock-nub. I've never been the same. Now to be able to see said cock-nub in full 1080p? Oh, friggin' my!

That's right, kids! Full Moon Entertainment has unleashed two of its most infamous films from director Stuart Gordon, Castle Freak and the 1991 lunacy laden flick The Pit and the Pendulum. Believe me you haven't lived until you've seen Lance Henriksen as Torquemada. It's almost as disturbing as a 1980p cock-nub. To order them now just hit up Full Moon Direct.

The Pit and the Pendulum Synopsis

Directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, Oliver Reed and William J. Norris.

In the quest to save souls, the Spanish Inquisition will stop at nothing and knows no boundaries for evil.
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Now on Blu-ray: Stuart Gordon's From Beyond Scream Factory Us & Second Sight UK

Stuart Gordon's From Beyond has always been the stepchild when it came to his Lovecraft adaptations. The iconic gore fest Re-Animator is the elephant in the room, there's no two ways about that. While Re-Animator has gained an immense cult following, well deserved I might add, From Beyond languished in home video hell for many, many years. It wasn't until 2007 that the film hit DVD, and in its unedited, "director's cut" version and finally began to win some of the praise that it deserved all along. Now, as the Gods are good, we have not one, but two editions of what may be Stuart Gordon's crowning achievement in Lovecraft adaptation (Dagon and Castle Freak are fun, but definitely not in the running) on Blu-ray....

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