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Effects-heavy ‘Primal Rage’ Trailer Delivers Bigfoot-sized Goods! [Cinepocalypse]

Patrick Magee is a special-effects makeup artist who has worked on Beyond Re-Animator, Dark Ride, and Zombie Strippers, and he makes his directorial debut with Primal Rage, which will have its world premiere at the forthcoming Cinepocalyse in Chicago this November. Looking like Predator… with a Sasquatch, Bloody Disgusting has an effects-heavy trailer that storms into the woods and comes across the mighty Bigfoot. […]
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‘Primal Rage’ Teaser Brings Bigfoot to Chicago’s Cinepocalypse! [Exclusive]

Patrick Magee is a special effects makeup artist who has worked on Beyond Re-Animator, Dark Ride, and Zombie Strippers, and he makes his directorial debut with Primal Rage, which will have its world premiere at the forthcoming Cinepocalyse in Chicago this November. Looking like Predator… with a Sasquatch, Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive teaser that storms into the woods and comes across […]
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‘Re-Animator: Evolution’ In Development, Will Be ‘A Remake of Sorts’ of the Original

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‘Re-Animator: Evolution’ In Development, Will Be ‘A Remake of Sorts’ of the Original
Re-Animator” is a 1985 comedy sci-fi film based on the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West, Re-Animator” and directed by Stuart Gordon. For those unfamiliar with the plot, the movie centered around a medical student (Jeffrey Combs) who brings his headless professor back from the dead with a special serum. Rumors of a sequel have been circulating the web and now, thanks to Bloody Disgusting, a new “Re-Animator” film has been confirmed.

According to the site, the feature is titled “Re-Animator: Evolution” and is currently in development with Serge Levin directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with actor Johnathon Schaech.

“Our adaptation is a modern rendition of Herbert West – ‘Reanimator’ by H.P. Lovecraft,” Levin told Bloody Disgusting. “Moreover, we’re making sure that the spirit and the story elements are more loyal to the original written material of H.P. Lovecraft. It’s much darker, more thought provoking, and definitely more grounded in science than the first adaptation.
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Re-Animator: Evolution Will Be a Modern Day Remake

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Re-Animator: Evolution Will Be a Modern Day Remake
Nothing is sacred. We learned that long ago, and you can expect most new horror movies to be a reboot or remake of some kind. Even the seemingly original looking The Woods turned out to be a Blair Witch sequel/reboot hybrid. So it should come as no shock to the system that the impending sequel Re-Animator: Evolution is actually a modern day remake. One that will stick closer to the original written works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Saying it sticks closer to the original source material has become a popular slogan amongst genre directors attempting to resurrect any long buried franchise. Though, it is kind of a slap in the face to fans who have been waiting years for a true sequel. And does it really matter to those fans that this will be held closer to the works of H.P. Lovecraft? Probably not, as Re-Animator is considered an 80s horror classic for a reason.
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Cat Dead, Details Later: How Stuart Gordon Found Humor in H.P. Lovecraft

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H.P. Lovecraft isn’t exactly known for his sense of humor. The late author, who has the very serious epitaph “I Am Providence” carved into his tombstone, spent his odd, secluded life penning tales of terror for pulp magazines. Lovecraft created the Cthulu mythos, and wrote story after story of mankind coming up against cosmic deities older than time itself. Page after page was devoted to human beings having their very sanity obliterated at the sight of unspeakable forces that were only a thin layer away from our own reality. These were tales of hopelessness, where all were doomed to some perilous demise.

With Lovecraft’s body of bleak work in mind, it’s curious that perhaps the most successful adaptation of one of his stories is also pretty damn funny as well. Stuart Gordon first set out to bring Lovecraft’s Herbert West–Reanimator to the stage with his
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Frankenstein’s Army (2013) Movie Review

Director Richard Raaphorst’s “Frankenstein’s Army” has had a long and arduous road to screen, and thanks to the promise of a bizarre plot and Nazi biomechanical monsters, has built up a definite sense of anticipation amongst horror fans. The film is Raaphorst’s first feature, following up on a series of popular shorts charting back to “Zombi 1” in 1995, and a career in the art department, having worked on “Beyond Re-Animator”, “Dagon” and others. Having finally emerged, the film has played at a variety of genre festivals, largely to fan approval, and lands shortly on region 2 DVD through Entertainment One. Behind the amusingly pulpy premise of having a descendant of Frankenstein (Czech actor Karel Roden, a recognisable character actor seen in the likes of “Hellboy” and “A Lonely Place to Die”) working for the Nazis during World War II to create a monster army lies a very basic story,
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Exclusive: Director Richard Raaphorst Talks Frankenstein's Army

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Exclusive: Director Richard Raaphorst Talks Frankenstein's Army
Filmmaker Richard Raaphorst discusses his feature film debut Frankenstein's Army, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD

Before making his feature directorial debut with Frankenstein's Army, Richard Raaphorst started out as a title designer and a conceptual artist on films such as Beyond Re-Animator and Black Book. After directing a handful of shorts, the filmmaker brings his unique visual style to Frankenstein's Army, which follows a group of Russian soldiers who discover Viktor (Karel Roden) and his terrifying undead army at the tail end of World War II. I recently had the chance to speak with the director over the phone about this compelling genre mashup, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Here's what he had to say.

Can you talk about when you first had the idea for this story, and how long it took you to come up with the script?

Richard Raaphorst: I always had a big fascination with horror,
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Frankenstein’s Army Review

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

If you think you’ve seen every possible extrapolation of the found footage concept, think again.

Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army may do its best to adhere to a first-person camera perspective, but it’s crazed mixture of classic old-school Gothic horror, steam-punk monsters and extravagant gore effects ensure that it feels fresher than other recent forays in the genre. While there’s not exactly a good reason that Army need be a found footage film, the approach doesn’t inhibit what Raaphorst is up to, and on more than one occasion it allows him to have a certain degree of trashy fun with the concept. Whether this ends up being to the delight of the audience, or at their expense, will depend entirely on the squeamishness of the viewer.

It’s the waning days of WWII and we are behind German lines with a
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Get Your Nazi Mad Scientist Gore Fix With This Frankenstein's Army Trailer

.War is Hell. This place is worse.. I often find myself writing about bad trailers and apologizing for them because I enjoy the subject matter, or speaking condescendingly to decent trailers for films I have no interest in. And then we have the completely bonkers films that seem to asexually develop in cauldrons over in left field before bubbling out over into the sub-mainstream. These are the films that I wait an entire year for. The most recent example of this cinematic subsection is Dutch director Richard Raaphorst.s gore-tastic horror film Frankenstein.s Army, and it starts witb the screenplay, which was conceived by Raaphorst and screenwriter Miguel Tejada-Flores, who wrote for the films Screamers, Revenge of the Nerds, and Beyond Re-Animator, where Raaphorst was a conceptual artist. (Tejada-Flores later finalized the script with Chris W. Mitchell.) There is no real track record to follow for anyone involved, but
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Poster For ‘Frankenstein’s Army’

Where does Frankenstein keep his monster’s armies? Anywhere he likes…they’re detachable…Hahahaha! But seriously this poster is terrifying. A horde of monsters assembled from bits of members of the dead club going to war. We’ve seen zombie Nazis in films such as Dead Snow and Outpost, so how about some Nazi Frankenstein’s monsters? I love the designs of each of these abominations, with a weird array of facial contortions and accessories. Let’s hope for some action figures in the not too distant future.

This will be Richard Raaphorst’s first feature length film after a varied career which has included writing and directing a number of shorts, working as a storyboard artist on Jackie Chan’s Who Am I? and a concept artist on Beyond Re-animator. This will certainly be some B-movie fun to look forward to.

Frankenstein’S Army opens on 26th July and will star Karl Roden,
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H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon Home to the Portland Premiere of Epic Valdemar Legacy

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The 18th annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon will be held on all three screens of Portland's Hollywood Theatre the weekend of May 3-5, and we have the details for you Pacific Northwesterners right here.

Featuring independent short films, indie and classic feature films, author readings, panel discussions, an art show, special live events, and shopping in the Mall of Cthulhu, it's the biggest and longest-running gathering of Lovecraft fans in the world. This year's feature films include:

- Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut with a special Q&A with restoration director Russell Cherrington

- Prince of Darkness (35mm) with video intro by John Carpenter

- Beyond Re-Animator (35mm) with special Q&A with director Brian Yuzna

- Solomon Kane (35mm)

- La Herencia Valdemar and La Sombra Prohibida (Spanish with subtitles)

- Dunderland (Norwegian with subtitles)

The guest line-up includes: Sandy Petersen (creator of the Call
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“Amphibious” Attacks American Soil!

A Spanish creature feature looms on the horizon! Freestyle Digital Media has gotten the rights to Amphibious, a Piranha-esque horror comedy from filmmakers who have worked on Beyond Re-animator and burgeoning cult classic Iron Sky. For the press release on the insidious amphibian, read on, and prepare yourself for more coverage down the line, with an October 9th VOD release!

Los Angeles, CA (September 27, 2012)

Freestyle Digital Media has acquired all North American rights to Amphibious, a tongue-in-cheek creature feature directed by Brian Yuzna (“Beyond Re-Animator”). The film, which was produced by Yuzna and San Fu Maltha (“Iron Sky,” “Black Book”), and stars Michael Paré (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), Janna Fassaert (“Couple’s Retreat”) and Verdi Solaiman (“The Raid: Redemption”), is slated for VOD and multiple platform release on October 9th with a DVD release to follow shortly after.

Amphibious: Creature Of The Deep tells the tale of a marine biologist, Skylar
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Indie Spotlight

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We have the latest indie horror news sent our way in this weekend’s edition of the Indie Spotlight. Continue reading to learn about The Collection at Screamfest, I Didn’t Come Here to Die‘s theater release, a photo shoot from Umbrella Corp. Denver, and more:

The Collection Opens Screamfest: “Screamfest® kicks off its 12th annual festival on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. with the opening night horror The Collection, directed by Marcus Dunstan (writer of Saw IV, V, VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter). Screamfest®, the preeminent horror festival in the country, and what the La Weekly calls “the best place to get a jump on tomorrow’s cult hits” presents the festival in Los Angeles on October 12 through October 21 at La Live Regal Cinemas (1000 West Olympic Blvd., La, CA).

From the writing-directing team Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Saw IV, V and VI) comes The Collection,
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Amphibious Set For October 9th VOD Release

Freestyle Digital Media has announced that it has acquired all North American rights to Amphibious, a tongue-in-cheek creature feature directed by Brian Yuzna (Beyond Re-Animator).

The film, which was produced by Yuzna and San Fu Maltha (Iron Sky, Black Book), and stars Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer), Janna Fassaert (Couple’s Retreat) and Verdi Solaiman (The Raid: Redemption), is slated for VOD and multiple platform release on October 9th with a DVD release to follow shortly after.

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Brian Yuzna's Amphibious: Creature of the Deep Finally Surfacing on Us DVD

It's been over two years since we last reported anything about Brian Yuzna’s Amphibious so it goes without saying that this DVD release is a long time coming. The giant sea scorpion flick finally surfaces this October, albeit under the new title Amphibious: Creature of the Deep.

The director of Bride of Re-Animator, Beyond Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III, and Society traveled to Indonesia to produce his newest creature feature starring the venerable Michael Pare and Dutch actress Janna Fassert.

Synopsis:

Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expert charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition they meet a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea with a young orphan boy among them who begs Skylar to take him away. She is determined to help him, not
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Re-animator Comes To Life On Blu-ray Sept. 4th!

Rejoice! Finally after much speculation, Image Entertainment has confirmed that Stuart Gordon’s classic 1985 horror-comedy Re-animator is headed to a bonus feature packed Blu-ray this September 4th! Re-animator’s HD debut is being touted as having a transfer approved by producer & Bride of/Beyond Re-Animator director Brian Yuzna, so that’s a nice glimmer of hope for those worrying Image would botch this like their “Midnight Madness” discs. Check out the press release below:

On September 4th, Image Entertainment resurrects one of the greatest horror films ever made with the Blu-ray debut of Stuart Gordon’s cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator. Presented in a brand-new 1080p HD transfer approved by producer Brian Yuzna, the 1985 shocker was ranked #32 of 50 on EW’s “Top 50 Cult Films,” inspired two sequels as well as an award-winning stage musical!

Featuring high-resolution DTS-hd audio and packed with bonus features, the Re-Animator Blu-ray hits retail with
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Exclusive: Jeffrey Combs Looks Back at Re-Animator and Ahead to His Newest Projects

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For those of you who have yet to see Stuart Gordon's superb 1985 Re-Animator and its 1989 sequel, Bride of Re-Animator, allow me to introduce you to Doctor Herbert West, the titular Re-Animator, portrayed by the one and only Jeffrey Combs. What is Combs up to these days? We were lucky enough to catch up with him for an exclusive interview to find out.

Before we look forward, however, let's take a quick look back at Combs' career:

Through his seriously questionable research and macabre experiments in Re-Animator, Combs' Doctor West pioneers a serum that brings dead tissue back to life – often with disastrous consequences. Playing a man dangling so precariously on the edge of genius and lunacy -"I will not be shackled by the failures of your God!" - is no cakewalk for any actor, but Jeffrey relished the challenge, turning out one of the most entertaining madman performances
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B-Sides: Move Your Dead Bones and Re-Animate Your Feet

Since I began doing the weekly B-Sides article a few months ago, there has been one song, one music video, one very special B-Side that keeps getting requested over and over. Understandably so, because once you’ve experienced this techno music video from 2003’s Beyond Re-Animator, you’ll dance for the rest of your life.

As ridiculous as this song and its accompanying music video are in the context of Re-Animator, even funnier is learning this song has gained cult notoriety amongst the furry community. As a matter of fact, if you type “Beyond Re-Animator” and “Move Your Dead Bones” into Google, the very first entry you’ll get is from a specialized wiki designed for the furry community explaining the origins of the song:

"Move Your Dead Bones" is a Eurodance song by Dr. Re-Animator. The song originates from a music video on the DVD to the horror/comedy film Beyond Re-Animator.
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What To Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for April 18th

It’s another packed week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, April 18th 2011.

Tron Legacy (DVD/Blu-ray)

When Flynn, the world’s greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

Little Fockers (DVD/Blu-ray)

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-cia father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro) but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family’s next “Godfocker” … or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Review.

The Chaperone (DVD
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Special Features: 'Fantastic Factory Presents...'

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For fans of cult horror/sci-fi movies, this month sees the release of an exclusive four disc box set from the Fantastic Factory label, which is bound to draw a fair amount of interest and attention. ‘The Fantastic Factory Presents...’ compiles four of the labels most successful films: Beyond Re-Animator (2003), Arachnid (2001), Faust: Love of the Damned (2000) and Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004).

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