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Halloween 2017: 31 Horror Films You Can Stream on Amazon Prime This October

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Since I showed some love to Netflix yesterday, I thought it was only proper today to put the spotlight on Amazon Prime and their vast streaming library that features hundreds of genre titles.

There’s no denying that it can be an overwhelming experience to try and navigate your way through over 200 different pages of movies, so I went ahead and put together a list of 31 different films that should help you get into the Halloween spirit throughout the month of October. And since variety is the spice of life, I tried to give you guys an assortment of different sub-genres, so that you should be able to find something to fit any horror-loving mood! Happy October and happy viewing, everyone!


At a summer camp for youths, a cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various
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Valkoinen Peura (The White Reindeer)

Valkoinen Peura (The White Reindeer)

Region B Blu-ray

Vlm Media (Finland)

1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat / 68 74 min. / Street Date November 25, 2016 / Available from Cdon.Com / €19.95

Starring: Mirjami Kuosmanen, Kalervo Nissilä, Åke Lindman, Jouni Tapiola, Arvo Lehesmaa.

Cinematography, Editing: Erik Blomberg

Costume, Wardrobe, Makeup: Mirjami Kuosmanen

Original Music: Einar Englund

Written by: Erik Blomberg, Mirjami Kuosmanen :

Produced by: Aame Tarkas

Directed by Erik Blomberg

A few years back the pioneering disc boutique Mondo Macabro imported a number of exotic Eastern horror films, such as Purana Mandir from India. The movies seemed a real cultural curiosity, an imitation of our genre filmmaking with local touches added. Phil Hardy’s Encyclopedia of Horror reference book whetted my appetite for scores of amazing-sounding foreign horror pictures, that I thought I’d never see. Many have been made available in the digital age, although not always in this Region. A friend loaned me this exotic picture,
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Movie Poster of the Week: Now Showing on Mubi

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Above: Soviet poster for The Ghost That Never Returns (Abram Room, Soviet Union, 1929). Designed by the Sternberg Brothers.Have you seen what’s playing on Mubi lately? Many of you who read my column may not often partake of the best of what Mubi has to offer, which is a beautifully curated, constantly changing selection of films which amounts to a top-notch repertory cinema on your laptop and in your living room. Now that Mubi is on the Roku app too there is even more reason to subscribe to the best film streaming deal on the internet. I know, I know, there is always too much to see and too little time, but for me what elevates Mubi over other streaming services—and I’m not just saying this because I write for them—is the 30-day model which offers you a new surprise every morning as well as the
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The Double Bill Brilliance of Jack Hill: Close-Up on "Spider Baby" and "Pit Stop"

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Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Jack Hill's Spider Baby (1967) will be showing January 24 - February 23 and Pit Stop (1967) will be showing January 25 - February 24, 2017 in the United States.Quentin Tarantino, unsurprisingly a gushing fan of Jack Hill, once famously compared the exploitation specialist to venerable Hollywood icon Howard Hawks, presumably on the basis of his distinctly personal preferences and his unassuming, across-the-board genre dabbling. Of course, those genres explored by Hawks—from westerns to screwball comedies—were considerably different than those in which Hill excels, but the point is well taken: within his respective niches, Hill does it as well as anyone, with skill and without pretense. This includes quintessential Blaxploitation classics like Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), and some of the finest women-in-prison films ever made—yes, there are some very fine women-in-prison films—namely The Big Doll House (1971) and The Big Bird Cage
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Horror Highlights: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Screening, Dementia 13, Cod: Infinite Warfare, Torchwood

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, a screening of the film will occur at this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival on Friday, July 8th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: info on the digital restoration of Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Torchwood #1 San Diego Comic Con 2016 details.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 30th Anniversary Screening Details: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: 30th Anniversary Screening.

This Friday Night. July 8th at 11pm. Presented by Popcorn Frights Film Festival.

Giveaways by Scream Factory and Neca.

O Cinema Wynwood: 90 Nw 29th St, Miami, Fl 33127.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be preceded by Aj Briones’acclaimed short-film “Smiling Man”.

The Buzz Is Back!!! Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming.
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May 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Venom

The month of May’s home entertainment releases are ending on a strong note, especially if you’re a purveyor of cult cinema. This week boasts an incredible selection of classic films resurrected on high definition including Blood Bath, Venom, The Terror, Psychic Killer and a 12-movie collection from Film Chest.

Sony Home Entertainment is releasing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on various formats on May 31st and, for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Alex ProyasGods of Egypt is also coming home this Tuesday as well.

Blood Bath: 2-Disc Limited Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

The films of Roger Corman are often as well-known for their behind-the-scenes stories as they are the ones unfolding on the screen. He famously made Little Shop of Horrors in just two days using sets left over from A Bucket of Blood and shot The Terror over
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Blu-ray Review – Blood Bath (1966)

Blood Bath, 1966.

Directed by Jack Hill & Stephanie Rothman.

Starring William Campbell, Marissa Mathes, Lori Saunders, Sid Haig, Roger Corman, Biff Elliot, Carl Schanzer and Patrick Magee.


A crazed artist believes himself to be the descendant of a vampire and goes on a killing spree murdering young women and drinking their blood.

You’ve got to hand it to Arrow Video, they don’t do things by halves. If you’re a collector of cult movies and you know that more than one version of a particular film exists then that little bit of prehistoric jelly at the back of your brain that thrives on instinct won’t rest until you possess every edition possible, and Arrow Video being well aware of this are more than happy to cater for your particular needs. On this occasion they have taken Blood Bath, a 1966 film that B-movie maestro Roger Corman was an
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Spider Baby | Blu-ray Review

Arrow Video resurrects Jack Hill’s first solo directorial effort, Spider Baby (1967) for lovers of cult oddities. Prior to becoming a lynchpin in the Blaxploitation film movement with his signature Pam Grier titles such as Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), Hill knocked around as co-director on B-grade horror films, including Roger Corman and Stephanie Rothman projects. Unfortunately, this strange little number didn’t see release for several years due to its producers getting tied up in bankruptcy. Originally titled “Cannibal Orgy,” the theatrical release kept the extended title of Or the Maddest Story Ever Told (several other venues played it under the title The Liver Eaters). Not nearly gritty or violent enough to warrant such provocative monikers, its eventual name remains the most befitting. Featuring horror alum Lon Chaney Jr. and an eerie early role for (an almost unrecognizable) Sid Haig, Hill was obviously inspired at arming popular genre motifs with teeth.
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Arrow Video USA Announces Its First 4 Months Of Releases. Jaws Drop.

Following up their incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign a few months ago, Arrow Video USA is poised to bring some hotly anticipated titles to North American Blu-ray over the next few months. Among the titles are not only films previously released through the UK branch like Mark of the Devil, Spider Baby, and Blind Woman's Curse, but also some incredible and long unavailable horror titles that have been in limbo for a long time.Arrow Video USA begins their assault on North America in March with the releases of Blind Woman's Curse, Day of Anger, and Mark of the Devil. April will see the releases of Massacre Gun, Blood and Black Lace, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne. May brings Island of Death,...

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*Updated* Salt City Horror Fest 2015 Full Lineup Revealed, Includes Creepshow, Big Trouble in Little China, Dr. Who and the Daleks

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*Updated with the full schedule.* Horror fans living in the Syracuse, New York area have a lot of silver screen scares to look forward to in April, as the complete schedule for this year’s annual Salt City Horror Fest has now been revealed. Eight films will be screened on 35mm prints at the event, including Creepshow, Big Trouble in Little China, Dr. Who and the Daleks, Beetlejuice, and Demons 2.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th at The Palace Theater in Syracuse, New York. Doors open at 11:00am and the first film screens at noon. Alcohol is being served to those 21 years of age and older, and the lobby will be filled with vendors and a number of surprises. Here’s the full schedule:


2015 Salt City Horror Fest – Eight Films including:


Clockwork Orange – Introduction by local/ national comedian Alex Bidwell

Big Trouble In Little China
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Six Gothic Tales Starring Vincent Price UK Blu-ray Release Details & Special Features

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Scream Factory gave many classic horror film fans a Halloween treat with the release of The Vincent Price Collection II, and now Arrow Films is looking to sate the viewing appetites of Price fans in England with Six Gothic Tales, due out on December 8th. Comprised of six Roger Corman movies based on Edgar Allan Poe’s works and starring Vincent Price, Arrow Films has unveiled their collection’s special features:

Press Release - “From the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price, and the King of the B’s, Roger Corman, come six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe. Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the limited edition release of this Six Gothic Tales box set. Limited to a run of just 2000 copies, this much-anticipated release will include The Fall of the House of Usher, Tales of Terror, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Haunted Palace
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The Academy Honors 'Spider Baby' (or The Maddest Story Ever Told)

Do you think we can win an Academy Award for this?

-Carol Ohmart.

Glenn here trusting you had an enjoyably spooky Halloween weekend? On Saturday I went to a 12-hour horror marathon here in New York City, but on the night of All Hallows' Eve I attended a screening of Jack Hill’s lost laugh-out-loud horror classic Spider Baby at The Academy. Yes, the Academy. AMPAS have restored the 1967 black and white cannibal movie (with the assistance of Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino!) after being considered “abandoned property” due to rights issues. After years of being consigned to bad VHS-dub quality bootlegs, a print was discovered set for destruction (all too often, especially with public domain titles such as this) and now it has been restored in all of its beautiful, carnal, absurd glory in stunning 35mm. How was your Halloween?

The real treat was the Q&A afterwards.
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The Academy Presents a Restored 35mm NYC Screening of Jack Hill’s Spider Baby

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Bruno watches over the three Merrye siblings in an isolated mansion, ensuring that the demented trio can do others no harm. But when visitors come to their door, it’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose in Jack Hill’s cult classic, Spider Baby (1968). New York City residents who are fans of the film can celebrate Halloween in grand fashion tonight with a special screening of Spider Baby.

Beginning tonight at 7:30pm at New York City’s The Academy Theater at Lighthouse Guild, the restored 35mm screening of Spider Baby will be followed by a conversation between Jack Hill and fellow filmmaker William Lustig. For more information, visit:


Spider Baby

Friday, October 31 | 7:30 P.M.

Co-presented With New York University And The Orphan Film Symposium

New York Restoration Premiere, introduced by Jack Hill and hosted by indie-horror filmmaker William Lustig.
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Orphan Films Series Highlights Rarely Seen Work About Pioneering Women and N.Y.

Orphan Films Series Highlights Rarely Seen Work About Pioneering Women and N.Y.
What are orphan films? Movies about orphans? That's what the Motion Picture Academy's director of NY programs and membership Patrick Harrison thought when he first heard about Orphan Films Symposium organizer Dan Streible's work with rarely seen, previously neglected cinematic works, or orphan films. Now, years later, Streible's New York University Orphan Film Symposium and the Academy have partnered together on the New York screening series, "The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films," which kicks off Friday night with the Halloween-appropriate Spider Baby and continues throughout the day on Saturday. Read more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

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The Academy Presents “The Real Indies: A Close Look At Orphan Films” In New York On October 31 And November 1

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the New York University Orphan Film Symposium will present this year’s installment of “The Real Indies: A Close Look At Orphan Films,” a two-day screening series on Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, at the Academy Theater in New York City.

The series serves as an opportunity to re-discover and re-appreciate orphan films – rarely seen, previously neglected cinematic works deserving preservation and revival. This eclectic showcase will open on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the New York premiere of the newly restored 35mm print of the cult horror-comedy classic Spider Baby, written and directed by Jack Hill. Filmmaker William Lustig, known for his low-budget indie horror films, will introduce Hill and Spider Baby, as well moderate a conversation with Hill afterwards.

Filmed in 1964 but not released theatrically until 1968, Spider Baby marked director Hill’s solo debut. Cheekily subtitled “The Maddest Story Ever Told,
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The Top 25 Classic Horror Movies 1920 1968 Part II

The following is a list of the top 25 classic horror movies part 1. Included are Les Diabolique Invasion of the Body Snatchers Curse of Frankenstein Psycho Eyes Without a Face The Innocents Carnival of Souls The Haunting The Birds The Last Man on Earth Spider Baby Repulsion and Night of the Living Dead. I have kept the plot description brief instead focusing on commentary and how the movie embodies fear. But every film is different. In some cases I leave out or combine categories depending on what I think the most important takeaways are.
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The Best Of Number Two – The Devil’s Rejects By Alex Divincenzo

Hello, and welcome to The Best Of Number Two here at The Liberal Dead. We haven’t done any kind of theme for a long time, so I thought I would reach out to some some talented people from other sites, and see if we can put something together. I decided it would be a theme about the best second films in a franchise/series. Expect discussion about Metamorhosis: The Alien Factor, The Devil’s Rejects, C.H.U.D. II, Blade II, Sleepaway Camp II, Amityville 2, Island of the Fishmen, The Dark Knight, Final Destination 2, House II and more.

Rob Zombie is a polarizing filmmaker, to say the least. Love him or hate him, you cannot deny is his ambition. The longtime musician made his feature directorial debut with House of 1000 Corpses. Although filmed in 2000, the movie didn’t hit theaters until 2003. Corpses fell victim to many issues that first-time directors face,
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The Bottom Shelf: Theatre Of Blood, Sparks, Wrecked and more

It's a new monthly horror column, where Nick looks at the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases. This time? Theatre Of Blood, Sparks and more...


Welcome to Den Of Geek’s newest regular feature. Leaving a monthly stain on the glowing veneer of the site’s hallowed digital halls, this blog’s humble goal is to explore cinema’s shady alleyways in search of the obscure, weird and not-so-wonderful, bad taste, or just plain bad. All clear? Then, let’s get wading.

Everyone knows that critics are a wretched, bitter cross-section of human sewage, right? In case you’d forgotten, the first few films we encounter provide evidence of these dregs of society finally getting their just desserts.

Vincent Price might be the perfect critic-slayer. Surely there can be no finer way to go than accompanied by a Shakespearian quote in the high-camp dulcet tones of a horror legend. Theatre Of Blood,
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Win Pit Stop on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Pit Stop on 7th April, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

The most dangerous game ever devised, to pit man against man, flesh against steel – the figure-8 race! Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown) follows up Spider Baby, once again teaming up with Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) in one of his greatest roles for this action-spectacular crash-o-rama!

Richard Davalos (East of Eden) stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race goes wrong. Bailed out by race promoter Grant Willard, Davalos is put in the deadly track where he comes up against Haig’s maniacal winner Hawk Sidney. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast including Brian Donlevy (The Quatermass Xperiment) in his last film appearance, Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), billed as Ellen McRae, and Beverly Washburn (Spider Baby), Pit Stop is one of Hill
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10 Obscure Movies You Haven’t Seen (But Should)

Before the internet, late night television and the long aisles of a video store were to cinephiles what ancient ruins were to archeologists. Somewhere deep and sometimes in the dark was that treasure just waiting to be discovered and shared with the world Archeologists got fame and glory. Cinephiles got the credit for showing you something you’ve never seen before.

But now in our new modern age of the internet and digital media, the search for those obscurities in the celluloid vaults has become a far more difficult undertaking. With video stores going the way of the dodo and revival houses always in danger of closing down, some films may never see the light of public consciousness again (if they ever saw it in the first place). It’s a scary possibility that audiences may be deprived of some of the best offbeat and obscure visions from filmmakers who
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