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February 6th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Grizzly, Victor Crowley, Welcome To Willits, Day Of The Dead: Bloodline

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February 6th is shaping up to be a busy day for horror and sci-fi fans, as there are a bunch of great films heading home on Tuesday. The highly anticipated Hatchet sequel, Victor Crowley, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week courtesy of Dark Sky Films, and Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have the slasher comedy Welcome to Willits on their release slate.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is keeping busy this week with a slew of titles, including House of Demons, Keep Watching, and Family Possessions, and cult film fans will definitely want to pick up the brand new Blu-rays for Grizzly and The Gruesome Twosome.

Other notable releases for February 6th include Day of the Dead: Bloodline, Inoperable, the Friday the 13th: 8-Movie Collection, The Diabolical Dr. Z, and the Stephen King 6-Movie Collection.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

In this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero's zombie horror classic,
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Herschell Gordon Lewis’ The Gruesome Twosome on Blu-ray From Arrow Video February February 6th

Oh, Yes… Our Wigs Are Made From Genuine Human Hair… And How!

After dabbling in the unlikely world of children s entertainment with the likes of Jimmy, the Boy Wonder and The Magic Land of Mother Goose, in 1967 ”Godfather of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis returned to genre he helped create with the delightfully depraved The Gruesome Twosome!

The young women of a small-town American college have more than just split-ends to worry about… Down at the Little Wig Shop, the batty Mrs. Pringle and her socially-inept son Rodney are procuring only the finest heads of hair by scalping the local co-eds! Can they be stopped before they clear the entire campus of luxuriant-haired ladies?

Also including Hg Lewis’ Dracula-inspired vampire epic A Taste of Blood as a bonus feature, this is one Gruesome Twosome that’s well worth flipping your wig over!

Special Edition Contents

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
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Arrow Video’s February 2018 Blu-ray Releases Include Basket Case Limited Edition, Scalpel, The Gruesome Twosome

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Even after all of your presents are unwrapped and your tree is packed away (or put on the curb), Arrow Video will continue to give the gift of new horror Blu-ray releases for fans looking to expand their collections. The company just announced their impressive February 2018 slate of Blu-rays, including a limited edition version of Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case, The Gruesome Twosome, and much more!

From Arrow Video: "Time for our new announcements! First up two titles coming from Arrow Records and Books this December…

New Arrow Book: The Hitcher (Book)

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2BqKmWx

Release date: 29th December

Robert Harmon’s 1986 film The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy
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The Slayer – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

My guess is that all true movie lovers have a list of films which remain unavailable on a decent DVD or Blu-Ray release and for which they are waiting for some company to pick up and give it a nice release. This was true for me regarding The Slayer. I first saw the film in the early-to-mid-eighties on a VHS double-bill with Fred Olen Ray’s Scalps. Both films were pretty terrible quality but both were fun in their own way and I duped both and kept them for a long time. Scalps has long since been on DVD (and recently Blu-Ray), and I have long owned a copy of that film which I still pull out from time to time and watch again. But my dupe of The Slayer died decades ago and I hadn’t viewed the film in a long time…
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Release Details & Cover Art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Collection, Dark Water (2002) & Vamp Blu-rays

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Bloodsuckers, the water-soaked paranormal, and a Herschell Gordon Lewis film collection are coming out on Blu-ray this October from Arrow Video, and the official special features lists and cover art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast collection, Dark Water (2002), and 1986's Vamp tease plenty to enjoy on all three releases:

"Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in October...

Dark Water [Blu-ray + DVD] (October 11th)

After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the "dead wet girl" to new heights of suspense and drama.

Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko.
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June 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Midnight Special, The Crush

Well, genre fans, we only have four home entertainment releases coming our way this Tuesday, but as the saying goes, they are quality over quantity.

Scream Factory is releasing the ’90s thriller The Crush on Blu-ray this week and we also have two great recent films to look forward to as well: The Wave and Midnight Special. Rounding out this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD offerings is Bayview Entertainment’s DVD release of the ’80s cult classic, Biohazard.

Biohazard (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)

The cult classic returns featuring an all-new 2K 16×9 widescreen film transfer from the original 35mm negative! A group of scientists, army types and a buxom psychic use a variety of methods to suck a bloodthirsty alien out of another dimension. Upon arriving, the little devil blasts his way loose, taking part of a soldiers face along the way. The psychic and her network of friends chase the beast,
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Now On Blu-ray: Burial Ground, Creepshow 2, Sleepawaycamp(s), Scalps From 88 Films UK

Over the last year or so, UK indie cult home video label 88 Films has made a name for itself by releasing solid editions of in demand 70s and 80s horror and genre films. Through both their Slasher Classics and Italian Collection lines, 88 Films have filled in many horror fans' wish lists for HD slaughter.  Recently they sent us a care package of their newest releases, and asked us to take a look, so here we are. Keep reading to see what we thought of Andrea Bianchi's Burial Ground, Creepshow 2, Sleepaway Camps 2 & 3, and finally low-budget grinder Fred Olen Ray's Scalps....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Now On Blu-ray: Burial Ground, Creepshow 2, Sleepawaycamp(s), Scalps From 88 Films UK

Over the last year or so, UK indie cult home video label 88 Films has made a name for itself by releasing solid editions of in demand 70s and 80s horror and genre films. Through both their Slasher Classics and Italian Collection lines, 88 Films have filled in many horror fans' wish lists for HD slaughter.  Recently they sent us a care package of their newest releases, and asked us to take a look, so here we are. Keep reading to see what we thought of Andrea Bianchi's Burial Ground, Creepshow 2, Sleepaway Camps 2 & 3, and finally low-budget grinder Fred Olen Ray's Scalps....

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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‘After Midnight’ VOD Review

Stars: Tim Abell, Marliss Amiea, Catherine Annette, Richard Grieco, Erika Jordan, Tawny Kitaen, Rya Meyers, David Novak, Christine Nguyen, Bobby Rice, Don Scribner | Written by Fred Olen Ray, Andrew Helm | Directed by Fred Olen Ray

As a teen just getting into the world of low-budget horror movies, and straight to VHS fare, there were a handful of directors whose work I would buy and/or rent without fail and without any prior knowledge (besides the spiel on the back of the box) of what i was getting into. One of those directors was Fred Olen Ray, the genius behind such films as Scalps, Star Slammer, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Evil Toons, Cyclone and the awesome Scream Queen Hot Tub Party. However in the intervening years it’s safe to say I haven’t had the urge to watch as many of his flicks as I did in the 80s/90s heyday
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88 Films announce Slasher Classics Collection: Wave 2

The first wave of 88 Films’ Slasher Classics Collection hasn’t even hit stores yet and the company have released details of “wave 2″ – including four worldwide Blu-ray premieres, each debuting with new HD scans from the original materials approved by the directors themselves!

Check out the press release below, as well as the awesome – if temporary – artwork (click to enlarge):

First up is 1984’s Splatter University. Unavailable in the UK since the glory gory days of VHS tapes, this satirical campus-set sickie is one of the bloodiest and barmiest slasher-shockers ever made. Headlining the feisty Forbes Riley as a teacher trying to work out why her classes are featuring increasingly less students, Splatter University picks up the pace with a succession of superb sanguine-packed massacre-moments. A maniacal murder-mystery that is not afraid to crack out the crimson, Splatter University turns up the suspense en route to an outrageous conclusion. From
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Movie Review: Scalps (1983)

Reviewed by Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com

Scalps (1983)

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Written by: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: Jo-Ann Robinson (D.J.), Richard Hench (Randy/Black Claw), Roger Maycock (Kershaw Ellerbe), Frank McDonald (Ben), Carol Sue Flockhart (Louise), Barbara Magnusson (Ellen), Kirk Alyn (Professor Machen), Carroll Borland (Dr. Sharon Reynolds), Cynthia Hartline (Ann), Forrest Ackerman(Professor Trentwood), George Randall (Billy), Jay Walker (Kyle)

I went into Scalps with the notion that I was going to hate it but wound up being pleasantly surprised by the film. This movie was far from perfect but I enjoyed it for the most part. First released in the United States in 1983 with one of Continental Video’s trademark “double feature” VHS and later released as an anniversary DVD.

The premise for this one is fairly simple. Several college kids taking archaeology classes together travel to an ancient Indian burial ground to search for artifacts.
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It Came From 1980 X: 2 Films, 1 Cassette, $49.95?

Welcome to another installment of It Came From 1980X where I tackle the 80′s like a running clothes line fresh off the turnbuckle. Tonight we have a double feature for you straight from Continental Video. Don’t know Contintental Video? I’m not surprised, but I assure you by the end of this whole thing you most certainly will know them, fear them and maybe enjoy them a bit better. They’ve put out so much of what you love, but I don’t think they were marketed nearly as well as Midnight, Wizard, Canon or Media. For Christ’s sake somebody get me a T-shirt of this beautiful company. The double feature in question comes courtesy of Vhsps as is often the case. The Slayer and Scalps were released as a part of a special promotion as is stated on the cover of the VHS (or in this case handsome DVD rip).

2 Films.
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New director celebrates Lansdale’s Christmas With The Dead

Yuletide ghouls continue their march toward the big screen as the Joe R. Lansdale project Christmas With the Dead gears up to shoot—but now they’ll be doing so for a different director.

The Christmas team gave word that Brian James Fitzpatrick has been replaced at the helm by Terrill Lee Lankford due to creative differences. “We’re sorry it didn’t work out with Brian, as no one respects his talents and skills more than I do, but we’re happy to have Lee on board,” says Lansdale, executive producer on the film, based on his story.

Currently running Hieronymous Pictures for author Michael Connelly—for which he recently directed Conflict of Interest, a three-part tie-in to Connelly’s novel The Scarecrow—Lankford is currently scripting a feature adaptation of the popular TV series The Equalizer with Connelly. Fright fans, however, will know him better as T.L. Lankford,
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Cats Have Nine Lives But Forry Had Sixteen

Whether he was calling himself Forry, Fojak, Sgt. Ack-Ack or any other of his many noms de plume, Forrest J Ackerman delighted in spinning pseudonyms. As previously noted, he transformed his wife from Matlide Porjes into Wendayne Mondele Ackerman. This ability went all the way back to his high school days, as Fja himself related…

“The earliest pseudonym I recall having created appeared in my high school newspaper. It was at the beginning of a kind of gossip column and I used the name Ion Lee Hurd. Then when the first amateur science fiction was created, The Time Travellers had two Ls. I used Allisvillette and later the same first name but the last name of Kerlay. Soon I added Weaver Wright, Spencer Strong, Jack Ermine, Jacque de Foresterman. Once upon a time I actually dreamed a pen name which upon waking I liked so much that I adopted it; it was Dr.
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Exclusive: First Look at Olen Ray's Dire Wolf!

From the creator of Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers comes the gory prehistoric mutant monster rampage Dire Wolf. Prepare to experience "One Terror B.C."

Fred Olen Ray has been making B-movies for almost as long as I've been alive. Not sure which one of us that makes feel older. Having dipped his toes is just about every genre imaginable during his four decade career, horror fans probably best know Ray as the man behind the camera for Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Scalps, Evil Toons, the criminally underrated Deep Space, and a whole lot more where that came from. Though he's spent the past few years focusing primarily on softcore sex comedies with the word "bikini" in the title, Dire Wolf marks a return to his blood-soaked B-movie bonanzas of old.

A dire wolf is an extinct breed of carnivorous wolf native to prehistoric North America. Ray has stated there's a possibility the
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