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Now on Blu-ray/DVD: The Blood Spattered Bride and Lovers Beyond Time From Mondo Macabro

Cult film fanatics know that there are a few home video labels that we can count on to deliver some of the oddest gems in the cinematic underverse, and Mondo Macabro is one of them. Far from beholden to the most wanted lists of collectors, Mondo Macabro seems to revel in the thrill of discovery, commonly releasing films that are not on anyone's radar and almost always wowing in the process. The latest duo of releases from Mondo Macabro is a long awaited Blu-ray release of Vicente Aranda's The Blood Spattered Bride and a DVD for unknown Greek science fiction erotic thriller, Lovers Beyond Time. Both are definitely worth checking out, continue reading below for more details...

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February 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Hellraiser: Judgment, Drag Me To Hell Collector’s Edition, Night Of The Living Dead (1968) Criterion Collection

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If you’ve been procrastinating on getting that special someone a gift for Valentine’s Day, perhaps you might be able to find a few ideas amongst this week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases. The big titles for February 13th include a pair of titles from Criterion—Night of the Living Dead in 4K and The Silence of the Lambs—and Scream Factory has put together a stellar Collector’s Edition set for Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell.

For those of you with an affection for cult cinema, there are brand new Blu-ray releases of several notable films, including Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The Blood Spattered Bride, Night of the Seagulls, and a double feature of Chaos and Don’t Look in the Basement from the fine folks at Kino Lorber.

Recent titles arriving to various home entertainment formats this week include Blade of the Immortal and Hellraiser: Judgment,
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Full Moon Streaming Acquires 50 Blue Underground Titles, Including Tombs of the Blind Dead, The Church

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We have great news for those of you who subscribe to Full Moon Streaming. It has been announced that fifty Blue Underground titles have been acquired by Full Moon Features for their new streaming service:

“Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 2014 – Full Moon Features is proud to announce their most exciting acquisition yet – fifty of cinema’s most obscure and beloved classics from the Blue Underground label will debut on their new subscription-based video streaming service, Full Moon Streaming (, home to the entire Full Moon Features library. The Blue Underground titles will be released once per week beginning in March, and titles will include Venom (a beloved thriller about a killer snake starring Klaus Kinski, Susan George, and Oliver Reed), Mondo Cane (the Award-Winning documentary that launched the whole “mondo” craze of the sixties), Contamination (a gory Italian homage to Alien), Violent City (the Charles Bronson action classic), Don
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Blue Underground and Full Moon Entertainment Team Up for Streaming Terror

Full Moon has been steadily beefing up its streaming service, and if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, this latest announcement should persuade you and then some. Read on for details, and get those smart TVs ready!

From the Press Release

Full Moon Features is proud to announce their most exciting acquisition yet – fifty of cinema’s most obscure and beloved classics from the Blue Underground label will debut on their new subscription-based video streaming service,, home to the entire Full Moon Features library.

Blue Underground titles will include Venom (a beloved thriller about a killer snake starring Klaus Kinski, Susan George, and Oliver Reed), Mondo Cane (the award-winning documentary that launched the whole “Mondo” craze of the Sixties), Contamination (a gory Italian homage to Alien), Violent City (the Charles Bronson action classic), Don’T Torture A Duckling (horror/thriller from Italian godfather of
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Spiderbaby's Terror Tapes: 'I Dismember Mama'

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Spiderbaby's Terror Tapes: 'I Dismember Mama'
When I Dismember Mama was released as a double-bill with The Blood Spattered Bride at the drive-in and various lowbrow theaters in 1974, upchuck cups were passed out amongst patrons as a gag gift to promote the film and to get people talking outside of the theaters. The trailer for the double-bill is even better.

Blood Spattered Bride/I Dismember Mama

Released on VHS in the 1980s by Simitar Entertainment, I Dismember Mama has become a cult classic amongst horror fans – most likely because of its catchy and alluring title. You would assume that the film is about – well – dismembering mama, right? Wrong. This Oedipal-Norman-Bates-style movie has very little to do with dismembering at all, although it has it’s fair share of kills and thrills.

Directed by Paul Leder and originally titled Poor Albert and Little Annie (a much more accurate title), Zooey Hall stars as Albert, a deranged young
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Here's 10 Vintage Horror Trailers with Original Footage!

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Here's 10 Vintage Horror Trailers with Original Footage!
Last week, I embarked on a fun little assignment to pull together a batch of teaser trailers for horror sequels; the one criteria being that they all had to feature exclusive footage specifically shot and used just for that trailer. One of the greatest aspects of putting together articles like this is that after I finish them, I like to open up the discussion amongst my Facebook friends and see if we agree or if they have other suggestions I could’ve possibly gone with. While I already had my horror sequels picked out, I got a handful of terrific recommendations for teaser trailers featuring original footage for non-sequel horror movies. So, low and behold, I thought these awesome teasers warranted a separate article and man, some of these are cool as all hell! Special thanks to Jared Rivet, Jeff Nelson & Sean Keller for pointing out quite a few of these to me,
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The 15 Most Violent Movie Titles of All Time

There may be a slight possibility that standards for movie titles have become more lenient over the years, since we can't really fathom an action movie like this week's "Bullet to the Head" coming out in 1954 with a title like that. No sir.

The Sylvester Stallone vehicle does stick in your head for some reason, so we thought we'd dig in and find the most gruesome, lurid and downright threatening movie titles ever conceived. Remember, the criteria here ain't the violent content of the film itself, just its nastified handle.

15. '8 Million Ways to Die' (1986)

The unlikely combination of star Jeff Bridges, screenwriter Oliver Stone and director Hal Ashby ("Harold and Maude") came up with this neo-noir concoction, which failed to ignite at the box office and ultimately served as Ashby's swan song. The film itself has a pulpy, sub-"Miami Vice" plot about an alcoholic ex-detective drawn into a
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Book Review: ‘House of Psychotic Women’ a compelling dive into the personal appeal of extreme cinema

Back in November of 2011, Sound on Sight contributors were invited to write about their “gateway” films – the movies that first lit them up to the power and magic of cinema. What became apparent to me over the course of that series of posts was how much our respective choices were shaped by who each of us is. It was never as simple as, “Well, then I took Film Appreciation 101 and saw Citizen Kane for the first time…” Nothing’s that simple. Where we were from, how we were raised, the lives we led…all of that and more in some way influenced the choices each of us made. No surprise, that: we view everything – sex, politics, the way the world works – through the prism of our own experience. Why not movies?

But I’ve never seen the dynamic so clearly at work – or demonstrated so emphatically – as it is in
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Review: Baba Yaga (Blu-ray)

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Europe had a steady release of odd horror/sex films in the 1970′s, and lesbian vampires were everywhere, with titles such as The Blood Spattered Bride from Spain and The Vampire Lovers from Hammer in England. Italy jumped into the fray with their own spin, only the main “monster” was a witch.

Baba Yaga is based on the Italian comic strip Valentina by Guido Crepax, which inspired a series of short films before this feature was produced in 1973. Valentina (Isabelle de Funès) is a fashion photographer who meets the mysterious Baba Yaga (Carroll Baker) one night. The two continue to meet, under more and more odd circumstances, and soon the two strike up a strange “friendship”.

For a film with a reputation for being so sexually provocative, it is fairly tame by today’s standards. In context, it is easy to see how the film’s lesbian S&M moments would be shocking.
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Review: Daughters of Darkness (Blu-ray)

In a climate when most horror movies rely on either shock value or a cheap “gotcha” scare, it’s sometimes hard to remember when horror movies didn’t function that way. Belgian filmmaker Harry Kümel’s film Daughters of Darkness (1971) is a perfect example of this seemingly lost mode of horror film, and has earned its reputation as one of the most beautiful and interesting vampire films to date.

Stefan and Valerie (John Karlen and Danielle Ouimet) are a recently married couple on the way to their honeymoon when they make a detour and stay at an opulent, yet empty hotel. Shortly after arriving, another pair of guests appears on the scene, Countess Elizabeth Bathory (Delphine Seyrig) and her “secretary” Ilona (Andrea Rau). In a virtually plotless film, these four characters are able to create a sumptuous ballet, running the gamut from intense seduction to the eroticism of fear. Every
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Top 10 Vampire Flicks to Sink Your Teeth Into

I love October, not only because my birthday is at the end of the month but because we get Halloween. Now living in Australia, it does not get celebrated much but things are changing.

I have made it a tradition to immerse myself in all things horror, my own way of celebrating. During my adventures this year and this month with horror, I have come across a nice selection of vampire films. So for this weeks Top 10 I thought I would give you a list of some vampire films that you really need to sink your teeth into.

You wont find mainstream here …

Honorable mentions: Shadow Of The Vampire (2000), Vamp (1986), The Hunger (1983), The Monster Squad (1987), Let The Right One In (2008) and Vampire’s Kiss (1989).

10.) Thirst (2009)

Chan-wook Park crafted his own vampire tale, a very strange voyage into finding love and losing identity. A Catholic Priest contracts vampirism after a failed medical experiment,
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Finals Week: 'The Final Girl: A few thoughts on Feminism and Horror'

The Final Girl: A Few Thoughts on Feminism and Horror By Donato Totaro

One of the more important, if not groundbreaking, accounts/recuperations of the horror film from a feminist perspective is the 1993 Carol Clover's "Men, Women, and Chainsaws". One of the book's major points concerns the structural positioning of what she calls the Final Girl in relation to spectatorship. While most theorists label the horror film as a male-driven/male-centered genre, Clover points out that in most horror films, especially the slasher film, the audience, male and female, is structurally 'forced' to identify with the resourceful young female (the Final Girl) who survives the serial attacker and usually ends the threat (until the sequel anyway.) So while the narratively dominant killer's subjective point of view may be male within the narrative,the male viewer is still rooting for the Final Girl to overcome the killer. We can see this
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