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It Came From The Tube: The Dead Don’T Die (1975)

Director Curtis Harrington always offered up solid, unassuming genre fare on the small screen (How Awful about Allan, the wonderfully goofy Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell); and when he collaborated with noted scribe Robert Bloch (Psycho), the result was NBC’s The Dead Don’t Die (1975), an effective throwback to the Lewton/Turneur era beloved by both, shot through with a big dose of pulpy goodness.

Originally broadcast on January 14th as an NBC World Premiere Movie, Tddd didn’t stand a chance against the likes of the ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week or the ironclad CBS lineup of M*A*S*H/Hawaii Five-o, and Bloch is on the record as not being a fan. Oh well; I still dig its entertaining mashup of neo noir and old fashioned zombies even if he doesn’t. And you might too if that particular elixir peaks your interest.

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It Came From The Tube: Devil Dog: The Hound Of Hell (1978)

Thanks to The Omen (1976) and little Damien’s watchdog, Hollywood figured they could mine some horror from our canine friends, on the assumption that there’s something inherently evil to exploit. Except…they’re not. Are they sometimes vicious? Definitely. But I would hardly call dogs evil, especially ones allegedly in favor with Satan. Which brings us to todays’ Tube, as TV naturally had to take a shot at demonizing our four legged friends, a task at which Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) fails spectacularly. It is however, a blast and more fun than a bowl full of kibble.

Originally airing on Halloween night of 1978 on CBS, Devil Dog was up against Linda Blair and her demonic cousin in Summer of Fear over on NBC, a true dilemma for horror fans as both satisfy in different ways. But since I’ve already covered that Wes Craven helmed Ya adaptation
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Blu-ray Review Round-Up: Invasion Of The Bee Girls, I Bury The Living, Virus, What’S The Matter With Helen?

As Scream Factory continues to release pared-down catalogue titles on their now five-year-old label, the brand keeps expanding to include all different kinds of movies. Once known for releasing deluxe special editions of horror fan favorites, the company has diversified over the last half decade and begun releasing new films (as part of their deal with IFC midnight), unknown (and sometimes previously unavailable) cult films, a handful of classics, and even their own in-house productions. This last batch of catalogue titles, the majority of which have been released with only minimum bonus features but new HD scans, continues to broaden the reach of the Scream Factory brand to include a range of titles from secretly successful ’70s sexploitation sci-fi to well-intentioned failures of the 1990s.

First up is the 1958 cult classic I Bury the Living, directed by Albert Band (father of low-budget horror legend Charles Band, who would go on
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VOD Vault #1 – You Are Not Alone / The Pack

Welcome to the first in a new weekly feature here on Nerdly, VOD Vault – where we’ll be casting our eye over a wealth of direct to market releases that are available on video on demand/streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, iTunes etc.; furthering our remit to champion those little-seen and under-publicised movies that debut direct to DVD and VOD in the UK – god knows there are enough of them released each and every week!

You Are Not Alone

Stars: Krista Dzialoszynski, Keenan Camp, Nikki Pierce | Directed by Derek Mungor

With school finally over, college graduate Natalie Wilner returns to her hometown to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. But beneath the flags and fireworks lurks a dark, malevolent figure. After a night of drunken parties, she stumbles home and drifts off to sleep, only to be woken moments later by a loud knock on the door…

You Are Not Alone
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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

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“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television
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8 of the greatest big-screen devils: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Liz Hurley

8 of the greatest big-screen devils: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Liz Hurley
With Daniel Radcliffe now sporting a pair of horns at screens worldwide, we decided to pit a few other big-screen Beelzebubs against one another in head-to-head combat.

The only rules? No kids (see you, Rosemary's Baby), animals (laters, Devil Dog: Hound Of Hell) or metaphorical stand-ins (ciao, Keyser Söze). Let the Luci-face off commence...

The Heavyweights

Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) in Angel Heart (1987)

An espresso-sipping, egg-peeling businessman with a luxuriant mullet – well, it was the 1980s – Louis Cyphre (De Niro) casts a quietly seething shadow across Alan Parker's dank New Orleans noir. Despite his "dimestore joke" name ("Mephistopheles is such a mouthful in Manhattan," he tells Mickey Rourke's fall-guy Pi) and lethal talons, there's a subtlety to De Niro's El Diablo that means he only needs to raise an eyebrow to convey an eternity of egg-bound malevolence.

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John Milton (Al Pacino) in The Devil's Advocate (1997)

More Gordon Gecko than genuine fiend,
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Elinor Karpf-Hager, Writer for TV, Dies at 73

Screenwriter Elinor Karpf-Hager, who with husband-writing partner Stephen Karpf penned episodes of “The Name of the Game” and Kung Fu,” as well as the theatrical film “Adam at 6 A.M.,” died Oct. 21 in Moorpark, Calif. She was 73.

During a career that spanned the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Karpf-Hager also co-penned the TV movies “Marriage: Year One,” “Rolling Man,” “Gargoyles,” “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell” and “Letters From Frank” and the 1976 miniseries “Captains and the Kings.” The Karpfs also created the daytime drama “Capitol,” which ran on CBS during the 1980s.

Karpf-Hager earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in radio/TV/film from Northwestern U.

She is survived by husband Robert Hager Jr.; two sons and a daughter; and eight grandchildren.
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Horror Movies That Need a Blu-Ray Release

As formats linger on, more and more movies get released. This is why we’ve been graced over the past few years with various releases (on Blu-ray and/or DVD) of such classics and obscurities as the original My Bloody Valentine, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, The Dorm that Dripped Blood, Vampire Circus, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, and Buio Omega (Beyond the Darkness). We’ve even gotten Blu-ray releases of classic clunkers like Troll 2 and Birdemic: Shock and Terror! Yet there are some surprising titles that haven’t gotten the high-def treatment (or maybe haven’t gotten it well enough). Below you’ll find a list of classics that haven’t seen either American blu-ray releases or appropriately loaded Blu-ray releases.
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