11 items from 2013
Have you ever wanted to see Mary Ann from ‘Gilligans Island’ covered in blood and chased through a corn field by a serial killer who wears a potato-sack as a hood and commits murders with a knife strapped to the end of a trombone? If so track The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a fact-based blend of police procedural, slasher flick, and redneck comedy from 1977. In addition to having one of the great movie titles of the ‘70s, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a realistic, chilling, and effective thriller that Shout Factory has released on Blu-ray just ahead of its 2014 remake.
‘The Phantom Killer’(aka ‘The Moonlight Murderer’) was a real life fiend who committed a series of murders in Texarkana, a border town between Texas and Arkansas, in 1946. Like the ‘Zodiac’ killer who terrorized San Francisco 25 years later, he was never caught or identified. Stalking couples parked at lovers »
- Tom Stockman
By Matt Hawkins
As we've noted plenty of times already, the Oculus Rift can increase the immersive qualities of a game exponentially. Though, as it turns out, and somewhat predictably, the Vr gaming headset can also make an already scary game even scarier.
And we're not talking about games in which zombies and aliens are shoved into your face to a greater degree, we're talking about titles that have genuine creepy crawly frights. Like Dreadhalls, which the developer describes as being "inspired by the roguelike genre and games such as Dungeon Master or Eye of the Beholder".
Just watch what happens when something comes out of the shadow (fast forward to the 3:25 mark for those who are pressed for time):
Thankfully he didn't destroy the thing when ripping the headset off. Which is a valid concern, according to Joystiq, who advocates the idea of an auto-pause feature for horror games. »
- MTV Video Games
Michael Ausiello reveals that Boy Meets World sequel series Girl Meets World is looking to find someone to play lead Girl‘s Riley‘s cousin. That implies we can hope to see Will Friedle appear in the sequel series.
Three down, one more to go?
Switched at Birth will see Joey Lauren Adams appear in two episodes as Nikki‘s mother. I guess that means we’re not going to see Toby break off the engagement anytime soon, as I’ve hoped.
The Hallmark Channel has cancelled Marie Osmond‘s barely-promoted talk show Marie. Hallmark, which cancelled Martha last year, says its switching to instructional shows in the daytime. Meanwhile, Marie ‘s producers are trying to sell the show to TV stations as a syndicated series.
TNT has »
- Lyle Masaki
Maxine Stuart, long-time stage, motion picture and daytime drama actress, has died at the age of 94 of natural causes at her Beverly Hills home. Stuart was nominated for an Emmy for her guest star role as the Piano Teacher in the "Coda" episode of "The Wonder Years" in 1989 and a Soap Opera Digest Award for her work in "The Young and the Restless." But perhaps her most iconic role was in the "Twilight Zone" episode entitled, "Eye of the Beholder," where she played a woman undergoing surgery in a futile »
- Todd Cunningham
Image Entertainment, of Rlj Entertainment, has released The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season on DVD, this June 4th, 2013. For $29.98 you can get the entirety of the second season of Rod Serling’s classic sci-fi series, including appearances by William Shatner, Don Rickles, Art Carney and a ton more in what are some of the most indelible moments of the series. Check out the press release below, and stay tuned for a review by yours truly.
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, announces the release of the second season of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking, science fiction anthology The Twilight Zone: The Complete Second Season, available on DVD on June 4, 2013 at an Srp of $29.98. Season two features an incredible list of guest stars including Agnes Moorehead, Art Carney, Bill Mumy, Buddy Ebsen, Burgess Meredith, Dick York, Don Rickles, Rod Serling, Sydney Pollack, William Shatner and more!
- Andy Greene
I don’t know about you fright fiends, but growing up, The Twilight Zone was a regular staple in the Smith household. I loved to sit in front of the Television and be scared, excited and downright enthralled with every episode that came on, and I can’t think of another similar-format series that has been as well written and developed as it was.
This Tuesday (June 4th), Season Two of The Twilight Zone is being released on a new “episode-only” 5-disc set from Image Entertainment. The season was previously released in a “definitive edition”, but what Image is doing, is re-releasing it for folks who can’t afford to pay the extra money for the commentary-edition, and would rather just see the 29-episodes that comprised the second season.
The Burning Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack: “Gather around the campfire to die! A group of summer camp pranksters get the scare of their lives when they target the camp’s creepy caretaker…and he takes bloody revenge! “Gruesome” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “stomach-churning” (Boxoffice), this terrifying tale is “a brilliant slasher flick [and] gory as hell” (slasherpool.com)!
After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp…and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy »
- Jonathan James
Scream Factory, who has continually killed it with their releases over the last year, are set to release two horror gems on May 21st, The Burining and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. We have the complete details for both for you, and trust me, they’re two that you definitely need to pick up.
Easily one of the best slasher films of the ’80s, The Burning was film that was conceived by mega producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and featured early performance by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Holly Hunter (Raising Arizona) and Fisher Stevens. It’s also the film that makeup fx maestro Tom Savini passed up Friday The 13th Part Two to do instead. You can read an Icons Of Fright retrospective on the film Here , but in the meantime, check out the dvd/bluray details:
From the Press Release
Disfigured and hooded mad killers are on the loose this spring as Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and collectors to embark on a nostalgic trip filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and terror! On May 21, 2013, the gory summer camp slasher The Burning created and produced by Harvey Weinstein and featuring Fisher Stevens (The Cove), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (The Piano) in their early film roles and Charles B. Pierce’s long sought-after The Town That Dreaded Sundown starring Oscar®-winner Ben Johnson and Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") arrive on home entertainment shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory.
Both movies debut for the first time on Blu-ray™. The Burning will be presented as a »
- Uncle Creepy
Scream Factory will release a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of The Town That Dreaded Sundown on May 21st. The official list of bonus features have just been released and it has been confirmed that a copy of Charles B. Pierce’s The Evictors will be included.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack: “Don’t get caught in this town after sundown! When two young lovers are savagely beaten and tortured on a back country road in Texarkana, local police are baffled. Three weeks later, two more people are slain in a similar setting and Deputy Norman Ramsey fears a pattern might be developing. Texas Ranger J.D. Morales (Ben Johnson, The Wild Bunch) is brought in to help. The two officers must find “the Phantom Killer” before he can kill again. Also starring Andrew Prine (Grizzly) and Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), directed by Charles B. Pierce »
- Jonathan James
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Previously on Pretty Little Liars, Mona turned into Ali and Spencer turned into Mona and Emily turned into Spencer and — well, no one on earth could turn into Emily because she is sweetness and light and everything right. There only can be one. Because that's what it says in the Prophecies of Old. Also in the Prophecies it was foretold that stalkers of little children would meet a horrific end, and so Ashley Marin went ahead and ran over Detective Wilden with her car.
Spencer is still naked from her shower and Emily is still dressed like your all-time gayest fantasy and now is the day for the Liars to know the truth about Boo Radley van Cullen. Spencer says they should wait for Hanna, probably because she doesn't want to say the thing out loud twice, but also »
11 items from 2013
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