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Horror Highlights: Twisted Metal Pop! Vinyl Figure, Never Open The Door, Dark Prism

We're back after the holiday break with another Horror Highlights. Cop your very own Sweet Tooth vinyl figure from Funko's Twisted Metal Pop! line. Keep reading for more details and let the demolition derby games begin! We also have trailers and release details for Never Open the Door and Dark Prism.

Image and Release Details for Funko's Twisted Metal Pop! Vinyl: From Funko: "The most iconic face from the demolition derby game Twisted Metal is coming to Pop! vinyl!

A psychotic murderous monster that hides behind a vicious clown mask, Sweet Tooth features his head of flaming hair and mischievous grin!

Add Sweet Tooth to your collection this winter and get ready for mayhem!

Coming in January!"

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Never Open the Door Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD Release Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Maltauro Entertainment in association with Baumant Entertainment has announced the December 6th Blu-ray, DVD and
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August 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Motel Hell, Proxy, The Toxic Avenger

For the second week of August, horror fans can look forward to a fun array of titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this week, including the Troma classic The Toxic Avenger, the cult classic Motel Hell from Scream Factory and the recent indie horror film Proxy.

Also arriving this week are the latest animated Batman feature, A Haunted House 2, a few more indie slasher films, including Crawl or Die and Bunnyman Massacre, as well as the long-awaited re-release of Santa Sangre on DVD from Severin Films.

Spotlight Titles:

Motel Hell Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD Combo)

You really are what you eat with Farmer Vincent’s smoked meat in this creepy horror yarn that ’packs a punch that goes way beyond mere terror’ (Boxoffice). Vincent’s popular products contain a special ingredient that the psychotic farmer and his sister would literally kill to keep a secret! Starring
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‘The Toxic Avenger’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

Stars: Mark Torgl, Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan, Dick Martinsen, Patrick Kilpatrick | Written by Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Ritter | Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)

For those who haven’t seen The Toxic Avenger, first of all why not? (stop reading this review and go pre-order the Blu-ray now), it is essentially the film that made Troma. Having picked up numerous films for distribution and being predominantly known for sex comedies such as Squeeze Play, Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman decided to lense their own horror film and thus The Toxic Avenger was born; in turn Troma became known for campy, over the top, “horror” movies and the rest, they say, is history.

The film tells the story of Melvin Junko, a health club janitor who is the butt of a cruel joke that goes horribly wrong after he is tricked
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The Toxic Avenger is Coming to Blu-ray

Troma is prepping a new high-definition release of The Toxic Avenger. Restored from the original film materials, the Blu-ray release will also be loaded with special features and we have details on what you can expect, along with a look at the cover art:

“Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey — a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town’s corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger!

A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good and brutal mauler of evil!
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Troma Prepping 30th Anniversary Toxic Avenger Blu-ray

Were you aware that 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the quintessential Troma movie The Toxic Avenger? Lloyd Kaufman has announced a fully loaded high-def Blu-ray is on the way, and while we don’t have a street date yet, we do have a list of extras.

Synopsis:

Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey -- a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town's corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers, and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens.

Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger!

A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in talks for Toxic Avenger remake

The reboot of the 1980s cult film Toxic Avenger has Arnold Schwarzenegger in talks. Steve Pink and Daniel C. Mitchell wrote the script for the film which is being produced by Elysium Films as well as Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman, Charlie Corwin and Michael Benaroya. The story follows Melvin Ferd III, a skinny, feeble guy who falls into toxic waste and transforms into a creature who fights crime. Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman directed the original film which starred Andrew Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion and Robert Prichard. There were three films: The Toxic Avenger (1984), The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989) and The Toxic Avenger: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989).
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Indie Spotlight

The new edition of the Indie Spotlight contains the latest independent horror news sent our way. In this week’s feature, we have the first information on this year’s CineMayhem Film Festival, details on Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I & II, the first photos from Warhouse, and much more:

CineMayhem Film Festival Announced: “Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem’s diverse line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing’s visceral horror anthology The ABC’s Of Death and Breaking Glass Pictures’ mindbending drama K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat).

CineMayhem is also thrilled to announce that it will also be hosting the World Premieres of Roadside directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell
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Troma Review - Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

Class of Nuke 'Em High, 1986.

Directed by Richard W. Haines and Lloyd Kaufman.

Starring Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard and R.L. Ryan.

Synopsis:

The students of Tromaville High School find themselves mutating into freaks after buying drugs contaminated by the toxic waste plant.

When Troma weren’t distributing movies, they were making them and while they will always best known for The Toxic Avenger, the second most popular one from their back catalogue is the schlock horror comedy, Class of Nuke ‘Em High.

In a lot of ways, Class of Nuke ‘Em High is a like an unofficial sequel to The Toxic Avenger as it deals with similar issues and in a similar style. Tromaville High School is situated next to a toxic waste factory that spills out into the school and poisons the minds of its students. The worst of which are former ‘smart kids’ - now tribal
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Blu-ray Review: Class of Nuke ‘Em High

Class Of Nuke ‘Em High

Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan, James Nugent Vernon, Brad Dunker, Gary Schneider, Théo Cohan, Gary Rosenblatt | Written by Richard W. Haines, Mark Rudnitsky, Lloyd Kaufman, Stuart Strutin | Directed by Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman

I’m not sure whether it’s through good or bad luck but I’ve managed to see Class of Nuke ‘Em High on the big screen (35mm) and on Blu-ray in the last few months and both times enjoyed it. There is something about Troma films, especially the ones that are higher quality; they are often bad but strangely enjoyable. It could be that I’m biased I don’t know, I tend to love Troma they’ve done a lot for not only cult movies but for the independent side of film making too. When it comes to their own films though there is no defending them,
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Troma Review - The Toxic Avenger (1984)

The Toxic Avenger, 1984.

Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz.

Starring Mitch Cohen, Mark Torgl, Andree Maranda, Jennifer Prichard, Cindy Manion, Robert Prichard and Pat Ryan Jr.

Synopsis:

A mild-mannered janitor is transformed into a mutated 'Monster Hero' and sets out to clean up the town of Tromaville, New Jersey.

When looking back in the annals of Troma Entertainment, there is one film that you simply cannot ignore. A film that turned a company around and gave them a mascot that would last them to this day – The Toxic Avenger.

Despite The Toxic Avenger being the turning point for Troma where they decided to solely focus on making horror movies, there is a lot to be admired in the film in terms of comedy. Although very cheesy and hack, The Toxic Avenger is a very funny movie that can easily make you laugh out loud 6 or 7 times. From its incredibly
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