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Horror Highlights: Garbage Pail Kids Documentary, Hexploitation Film Festival, The Eyes, Compulsion

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s is familiar with their unforgettable names and faces. The Garbage Pail Kids Topps trading cards and 1987 movie are embedded in the brains of a generation, and Indican Pictures' new documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story explores the phenomenon like never before. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on the Hexploitation Film Festival, The Eyes home media release info, and the trailer for Brian Sepanzyk's Compulsion.

30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story: Press Release: "West Hollywood, California (Tuesday, August 8th) - Indican Pictures is set to release the pivotal documentary on the Garbage Pail Kids. Titled 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story, this documentary revisits the artists, who made these collectibles famous. Showing a rare glimpse into the corporate culture of Topps as they launched Garbage Pail Kids through the height of the cards fame,
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DeStorm Power’s Take On ‘Trapped In The Closet’ Gets More Than 10 Million Views Per Episode

If you don’t follow DeStorm Power on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, you’re missing out on what might be the hottest show on the web (in more ways than one). It’s called Caught, and it’s a next-generation take on R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet that is averaging more than 12 million views per episode.

In the first episode of Caught, DeStorm gets caught cheating when his girlfriend unexpected shows up at his place on a Tuesday. Across the next 12 installments (and counting), an intricate plot has developed, with guest stars showing up to portray side characters and contribute their own voices to the series’ “hip hopera” format. Performers who have appeared in Caught so far include several of DeStorm’s fellow online video stars, such as King Bach and Klarity, as well as Hollywood notables like New Girl’s Lamorne Morris.

If Caught reminds
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‘Espionage Tonight’ Clip: Reality and Entertainment Come to Blows in Timely New Political Satire

‘Espionage Tonight’ Clip: Reality and Entertainment Come to Blows in Timely New Political Satire
Filmmaker Rob Bralver (best known for his editing work on “Gore Vidal: The United States of America”) turns his attentions to a different side of filmmaking with his feature narrative debut, “Espionage Tonight,” bound for a world premiere at Dances With Films next week. The film stars Sean Astin, Lynn Whitfield, Joe Hursley, Greg Davis Jr., Chasty Ballesteros, and many more.

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Bralver wrote and directed the film, billed as “an inventive and sly critique of American media culture and politics,” which blends some timely issues around politics, “fake news,” the value of supposedly fact-based entertainment, and good old-fashioned espionage into a very amusing mix.

But there is some real meat here and, as Bralver explained in an official statement, some warnings, too. Said Bralver, “What used to be an intersectional space
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Horror Highlights: Comet TV April Lineup, The Black Room, The Thing-Inspired Print, Breakdown Lane, The Eyes, Zombie Lake Soundtrack

Comet TV has released their lineup of programming for April 2017, and your favorite or soon-to-be favorite movie just might be on the list! Also in today's Highlights: a new trailer for The Black Room, The Thing-Inspired print from Sleep Terror Clothing, Breakdown Lane release details, the La premiere of The Eyes, and the debut of the Zombie Lake soundtrack.

Comet TV's Lineup for April Announced: Press Release: "Only Airing On in April.

You Don’T Need A Subscription To Watch These Great Movies

They’Re Airing For Free On Comet!

Stargate Sg-1 is back on Comet! Your favorite gate-hopping action series returns with back-to-back episodes Monday through Thursday at 8/7C, with encores of both episodes airing at 10/9C.

Stargate Sg-1

Monday – Thursday 8/7C

Earth Day Marathon – Saturday April 22 Starting At Noon/11Am C

Frogs (1972)

Saturday, April 22 at Noon/11Am C

Die, Monster, Die (1965)

Saturday, April 22 at 2/1C

Empire of the Ants (1977)

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Horror Highlights: Phantasm: Ravager on Shudder, Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Piff After Dark, Slasher.Com, Atomica, The Eyes, A Haunting At Silver Falls II

The latest horror flick filled with immense badassery to be added to Shudder's library is the fifth sequel in the Phantasm franchise, Phantasm: Ravager. Also in today's Highlights: details on the Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Portland International Film Festival's After Dark program, release details for and The Eyes, a new poster for Atomica, and production news and photos for A Haunting at Silver Falls II.

Phantasm: Ravager Comes to Shudder: "Joining Shudder is Phantasm: Ravager- the final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.

In addition to Phantasm: Ravager, streaming exclusively on Shudder is the remaster of Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic Phantasm, as well as its sequels Phantasm III and Phantasm IV.

Phantasm was recently restored by J.J. AbramsBad Robot and Coscarelli, and given both a new 4K remaster and a 5.1 surround sound mix, which will be the version presented exclusively on Shudder."


Clive Barker Reel
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Horror Highlights: Wizard World New Orleans 2017, Razor Reel Flanders Film Fest, Nitehawk Cinema, Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies, The Eyes

Wizard World is coming to New Orleans January 6th–8th! Many artists and personalities will be in attendance, including some of our favorites from The Walking Dead! Also in today's Highlights: a call for Razor Reel Film Festival 2017 entries, Nitehawk Cinema's "Because I'm Evil" midnite series screenings, a trailer for Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, and acquisition details for The Eyes.

Wizard World New Orleans 2017: Press Release: "New Orleans, December 20, 2016 - From TV magicians “Masters of Illusion” to personalities Montel Williams, Kato Kaelin and “Chumlee” of “Pawn Stars” fame to a varied lineup of exciting dance, music, art and other options, Wizard World (Otcbb: Wizd) today announced the highlights of its new non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The initiative, designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, will feature national and local acts of all kinds,
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‘10 Items or Less’ Misses Checkout Lane With Third Season Premiere

Chicago – The largely improvised “10 Items or Less” returns for a third trip to the grocery store on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 on TBS with what looks like another hit-and-miss season of occasionally inspired humor surrounded by generally boring characters in an overall mediocre show.

More “Sorta Funny” than the one-time TBS slogan of “Very Funny,” “10 Items or Less” is a reasonable diversion, a series that has more chuckles than some of the lackluster comedies on television this season but never delivers on the potential displayed by its talented star, John Lehr. Like an improvisational troupe with only one real star, every time that Lehr leaves the screen, the show falls apart.

Even without his favorite turkey, Leslie still continues bowling

Photo credit: Alan Markfield/TBS

“10 Items or Less” is cut from the increasingly common cloth of the improvised comedy like “Reno 911!” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” where the cast is given a
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