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Release Details & Cover Art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Collection, Dark Water (2002) & Vamp Blu-rays

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Bloodsuckers, the water-soaked paranormal, and a Herschell Gordon Lewis film collection are coming out on Blu-ray this October from Arrow Video, and the official special features lists and cover art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast collection, Dark Water (2002), and 1986's Vamp tease plenty to enjoy on all three releases:

"Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in October...

Dark Water [Blu-ray + DVD] (October 11th)

After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the "dead wet girl" to new heights of suspense and drama.

Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko.
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Watch: 52-Minute David Lynch Episode Of 'The Incredibly Strange Film Show'

Living in an age when boutique labels like the Criterion Collection and Shout Factory fulfill every film nerd's every desire, it’s easy to forget how hard seeking out the weird and offbeat in cinema used to be. In the late eighties and early nineties, a Channel 4 program hosted by Jonathan Ross sought to connect the British viewing public to the stranger artists working in the cinematic medium and now, thanks to the powers of the internet, we can see an episode of “The Incredibly Strange Film Show” regarding everyone’s favorite transcendental meditator David Lynch. The nearly hour-long program features interviews with Lynch along with various colleagues and collaborators. It’s a great episode, delving into the entirety of Lynch’s career up until “Twin Peaks”, including some of his short film work and his comic strip “The Angriest Dog in the World.” Learn what the “Eraserhead” director
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Norma McCarty, Actress and Wife of Ed Wood, Dies at 93

Norma McCarty, wife of the late writer-director Ed Wood, who has long had a cult following, and an actress who performed in Wood’s films as well as others, died June 27 at a Newhall, Calif., hospital, it was revealed. She was 93.

McCarty gained fame for playing the stewardess Edith in her husband’s 1959 film “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” The low-budget sci-fi thriller, which was about extraterrestrial beings seeking to stop humans from creating a doomsday weapon, flopped in the box office and was dubbed “the worst movie ever made,” but over the years there have been fans who have celebrated the film.

She also appeared on TV in “The Incredibly Strange Film Show” and on episodes of “Perry Mason,” “Superman” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”

McCarty met her filmmaker husband on the studio lot while she was working on CBS’ “Gunsmoke,” according to her son. They were married in
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Herschell Gordon Lewis Returns For “Zombificador”!

Herschell Gordon Lewis Returns For “Zombificador”!
50 years after Herschell Gordon Lewis’ cult classic Blood Feast, the Godfather of Gore is getting back in the director’s chair again for Zombificador, a film from and Mugworth Productions. The film is set to star Bill Moseley (House Of 1,000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Todd Farmer (Jason X). A crowd-funding campaign is well under way for the practical FX horror film on Indiegogo, which you can find here, that’s running through July 7th. Below you’ll find a biography on the esteemed cult director and a press release for the new film.


Herschell Gordon Lewis is God!” – John Waters

A stunning and grand endorsement from John Waters, one of countless filmmakers who Herschell Gordon Lewis has influenced throughout a career which has spanned over half a century.

From his ‘nudie cutie’ features of the late ‘50s (including ‘The Adventures of Lucky Pierre
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Scum of the Earth – 7 Herschell Gordon Lewis Films

I gave Lucio Fulci the hallowed God of Horror treatment and now it is time to give Herschell Gordon Lewis the Titan of Trash treatment. Herschell Gordon Lewis is a name that will conjure up many a smile on the face of trash fans. I first came across his films back in the 1980s when I was a child and I stayed up late. On Channel Four there was a show called The Incredibly Strange Film Show with Jonathan Ross interviewing Lewis about his work. They showed footage of The Wizard of Gore and I nearly crapped my pants (I was about 8/9 years old).

Over the years I found out more about The Godfather of Gore and his works and I fell in love with them – their shoddy direction, whacked out scores, 5th rate acting, outrageous gore and lunatic humour produce a heady brew which is infectious for lovers of

Hp Lovecraft: an appreciation

Ryan looks back at the work of author Hp Lovecraft, the writer behind Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming At The Mountains Of Madness

In his own lifetime, Howard Philips Lovecraft was a virtual unknown. His stories appeared in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, alongside contemporary genre writers such as Robert E Howard and August Derleth, and wouldn’t be published in book form until long after Lovecraft’s death.

It was only after Hp Lovecraft's passing in 1937 that his work began to be reassessed, and even then his distinctive, verbose prose was scorned by the literary establishment. The critic, Edmund Wilson, infamously dismissed the author's tales as "bad taste and bad art" in 1945.

Gradually, however, Lovecraft's reputation grew, and he's now rightly recognised as one of the 20th century's most important American authors. In 2005, a collection of Lovecraft's stories was collected together for The Library Of America,
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Michael Cera and Edgar Wright go into battle at Comic-Con in San Diego

In the film, Michael Cera battles his girlfriend's former lovers. That's nothing. Steve Rose has to fight wizards and superheroes just to speak to Cera and director Edgar Wright at Comic-Con San Diego

Edgar Wright shades his eyes and surveys the scene around him from a roped-off side stage. "These people are getting sunburnt," he says. We're at Comic-Con, San Diego's annual carnival of geekdom. The California sun beats down on a line of people that stretches around the block. To the uninitiated, it could be a random selection of fans, but look again: a disproportionate number of girls have brightly-coloured hair and carry giant homemade hammers. Other girls look like punk ninjas, all in black with studded dog collars and black streaks under each eye. One or two of the guys are dressed in white suits, red shirts and black ties. Many have T-shirts for non-existent bands like Sex
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Matthew Vaughn to Make a Film Adaptation of Turf?

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When I heard that Jonathan Ross was writing a comic I was sceptical. I’ve never been a fan of Ross (although I did like The Incredibly Strange Film Show) and even though he has impressive credentials as a comic book fan (his documentary, In Search of Steve Ditko, made that clear) that does not mean he would automatically make a good comic writer.

It was therefore with trepidation that I picked up and read his comic, Turf, last week. I am happy to report though that I was pleasantly surprised. Ross has come up with the goods, Turf is a really enjoyable and well written comic.

Aided by excellent artwork from Tommy Lee Edwards, the fist issue of Turf has an engrossing story, interesting characters and an intriguing premise.

In case you haven’t picked it up, here is the description of Turf from the publishers, Image Comics:

Set in Prohibition-era New York,
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R.I.P. Ray Dennis Steckler

Psychotronic filmmaker Ray Dennis Steckler lost his battle with heart disease on January 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada; he was 70 years old. With his passing so goes Cash Flagg, his hoodlum alter ego and star of Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies, The Thrill Killers, Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters and Wild Guitar. We also say farewell to Sven Christian, Wolfgang Schmidt, and Cindy Lou Sutters; other Steckler pseudonyms; there were 12 of them at last count and I am sure we will miss them all.

Steckler started his film career by finishing principal photography on Timothy Carey’s World’s Greatest Sinner. He then went on to capture Arch Hall Jr.’s delinquent delight in 1962's Wild Guitar, and after that he was off and running, shooting films without ever a finished screenplay in hand.

Steckler always did the best he could with what he had,
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