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20th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Lineup Includes Revenge, Let The Corpses Tan, The Ranger

A celebration of genre films both old and new, the Boston Underground Film Festival returns for its 20th year later this month at Harvard Square, and the lineup is packed with new anticipated titles such as Jenn Wexler's The Ranger and Coralie Fargeat's Revenge, as well as a 35th anniversary screening of Slava Tsukerman's Liquid Sky:

Press Release: Cambridge, Ma – New England’s spring festival season is nigh, with the 20th annual Boston Underground Film Festival returning to Harvard Square, bringing with it a five day fever dream of vanguard and description-defying filmmaking, including soul- thrillers/killers/chillers, to the Brattle Theatre and Harvard Film Archive from March 21st through the 25th. This year’s program includes some of the festival’s most eclectic and challenging selections to date, highlighting the harrowing, the horrifying, and the heady.

Kicking off the big 2-0 is the East Coast
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Actress Kendall Carly Browne Dies at 99

Actress Kendall Carly Browne died Friday of natural causes at her home in Indio, California. She was 99.

Browne appeared in such films as Dreamscape (1984) and Pineapple Express (2008) and on television on The Jack Benny Program; Beverly Hills, 90210; ER; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and My Name Is Earl. She also toured the country with Forrest Tucker in theatrical productions of Plaza Suite.

Browne began her career as a receptionist at the Zeppo Marx Talent Agency, worked at CBS Television City when it first opened in 1952 and hosted the Four Star Theater program on Keca-tv (now Kabc-tv).

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Actress Kendall Carly Browne Dies at 99

Actress Kendall Carly Browne died Friday of natural causes at her home in Indio, California. She was 99.

Browne appeared in such films as Dreamscape (1984) and Pineapple Express (2008) and on television on The Jack Benny Program; Beverly Hills, 90210; ER; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and My Name Is Earl. She also toured the country with Forrest Tucker in theatrical productions of Plaza Suite.

Browne began her career as a receptionist at the Zeppo Marx Talent Agency, worked at CBS Television City when it first opened in 1952 and hosted the Four Star Theater program on KECA-TV (now KABC-TV).

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“Pray for Day”: Scream Factory Reveals Full Bonus Features & New Release Date for Hell Night Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD

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After facing off against the demon Pazuzu in The Exorcist, Linda Blair faced off against a vicious murderer that made some horror fans "pray for day" in the 1981 slasher film Hell Night (read our own Scott Drebit's Drive-In Dust Offs on the film here), coming out this January on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack from Scream Factory that's brimming with almost four hours of bonus features:

Press Release: One dark night 12 years ago, madman Raymond Garth butchered his wife and children in their mansion before killing himself. Legend has it that one child survived the slaughter and remains hidden in the house as a deformed monster. Years later on pledge night, a group of new fraternity and sorority pledges must spend an evening in this creepy mansion on the anniversary of the killings. But what starts off as a night of innocent pranks and rowdiness soon turns deadly…
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Blu-ray Review: The Devil’S Rain (1975)

The poster tagline states, “Heaven help us all when The Devil’S Rain!”, and if that grammatical train wreck doesn’t break your brain, I promise you the following 86 minutes will. The Devil’s Rain (1975) is a glorious curiosity, a personal favorite, and thanks to Severin Films’ spectacular new Blu-ray release, one of the best reissues I’ve ever seen.

Meet The Prestons: Mark (William ShatnerKingdom of the Spiders), his mom (Ida LupinoJunior Bonner), and their ranch hand John (Woody ChamblissGargoyles) all await the return of Mark’s dad, and when he finally shows up, his eyes are missing and he starts melting in the rain (how bad is the humidity in the desert, anyway?). It turns out a fella by the name of Corbis (Ernest BorgnineDeadly Blessing) is looking for a very special book in the Preston family’s possession, a ledger of souls for
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The Bottom Shelf: Dreamscape, House Of 1000 Corpses, C.H.U.D 2: Bud The C.H.U.D

Nick Aldwinckle Sep 4, 2017

Our latest round-up of horror and genre DVDs and Blu-rays...

So: with season two of Stranger Things fast approaching, a remake of Stephen King’s It set to mildly trouble a whole new generation and, erm, the on-going threat of nuclear armageddon, it seems everything eighties is 'in' at the moment. And, you know what? That surely must include Dennis Quaid, right? Well, maybe not, unless you count this year’s canine reincarnation/multiple hound-homicide horror A Dog’s Purpose, which we don’t in these parts. Anyway, Quaid’s back in Blu-ray form with the recent repackaging of his 1984 quirky fantasy thriller Dreamscape.

Nicely sandwiched between the release of Jaws 3-D and Enemy Mine, surely two of the most Quaidessential (sorry) films of the decade, Dreamscape sees our hero take on the mantle of a cheaper Harrison Ford, burdened with psychic powers that he must use
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Win Dreamscape on Blu-ray

We’re continuing our love of the 80s with this exciting new competition. Starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw, sci-fi adventure Dreamscape is making its way to on demand, download, Blu-ray and DVD 31st July 2017, restored with a bunch of brand new special features. To celebrate we’ve got 2 copies to giveaway on Blu-ray.

Young psychic Alex Gardner (Quaid) is coerced into joining a dream research project in which those with his abilities are trained to enter and affect the dreams of others. What begins as an experiment in remedying nightmares turns into something far more sinister, when a corrupt government official seizes control of the project. Can Alex can stop his diabolical plan?

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Which of these films did Dennis Quaid star in?

Your Answer InterstellarInnerspaceInception

UK entries only. One entry per person. Competition closes 7th August 2017. Terms & Conditions.
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Coming Distractions: Ellen Page probably hopes you’re dying to see this trailer for the Flatliners remake

It’s the question that has haunted humankind, plagued our philosophers, and inspired countless works of art, intellect, and science, all while inspiring our greatest minds to look beyond the rational world: Why can’t we make up our minds about remakes? Actually, the question is, “What happens to you after you die?,” but right now we’re more curious about the status of remakes. We all bemoan them on a regular basis, but they make for some of our favorite films, and we all have at least one story we’d love to see get a remake. (Why, yes, we are talking about the 1984 Dennis Quaid thriller Dreamscape.) And now, Flatliners enters the remake world, with the Ellen Page-starring 2017 version of the old Kiefer Sutherland/Julia Roberts hit. (Sutherland even shows up in this one to lend his grizzled seal of approval.)

For those unfamiliar with the ...
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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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One of the better-remembered ’80s sci-fi horror thrillers is back in an improved Blu-ray, with a pile of extras. Dennis Quaid gets to act with Max von Sydow Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert and Kate Capshaw, as they deal with a Cronenberg-like device that can invade human dreams.



Scream Factory (Shout! Factory)

1984 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / 29.93

Starring Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly, George Wendt.

Cinematography Brian Tufano

Film Editor Richard Halsey

Original Music Maurice Jarre

Written by David Loughery, Chuck Russell, Joseph Ruben

Produced by Bruce John Curtis

Directed by Joseph Ruben

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I have a previous Blu-ray of 1984’s Dreamscape but this edition is a big improvement, both in the transfer and its extras. Dreamscape is a commercially successful thriller that places a superior star cast in a science fantasy with plenty of potential.
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Blu-ray Review: Dreamscape Collector’s Edition

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a man with special abilities to enter the dreams of sleeping clients and influence their subconsciouses is hired by a high-profile client to investigate his dreams and find out important information, but encounters pushback both external and internal that could lead to him never being able to escape the dream world. I’m talking about Inception, right? Wrong. That’s the plot of 1984’s Dreamscape, an underrated sci-fi horror fantasy that’s coming out on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from the good people at Scream Factory.

Dennis Quaid stars as Alex Gardner, a psychic who abandoned a government research project years ago and now gets by as a hustler, making bets on races for which he can foresee the outcomes. He’s recruited by scientists (Max von Sydow and Kate Capshaw) for a new project in which he will be psychically
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Dreamscape Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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Before Inception, there was Dreamscape, and fans of the 1984 film can watch Alex Gardner dive into the minds of sleepers like never before when Scream Factory unleashes their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Dreamscape on December 13th. Ahead of its forthcoming release, get an idea of what to expect in high-def clips and a trailer from the film, including an interview with Dennis Quaid.

Dreamscape Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Close Your Eyes And The Adventure Begins.

Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid) is a man with an incredible psychic gift… but for years has used it solely for personal gain. Reuniting with his old mentor, Dr. Novotny (Max von Sydow), Gardner joins a government project in which he learns to channel his abilities in order to enter peoples' subconscious through their dreams. As his powers grow, the young psychic soon finds himself in a living nightmare of conspiracy and murder… and the only way
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Blu-ray Review: Dreamscape Rocks

In 1984, a weird film called Dreamscape hit theaters. Starring Dennis Quaid as Alex Gardner and Kate Capshaw as Jane DeVries, this film is about a man with extraordinary powers of the mind. He's reluctantly brought in to assist on a secret university and government project --- his task is to enter the dreams of others in Rem sleep. This is akin to lucid dreaming, but with an astral projection twist. The problem is, Alex uncovers a shady conspiracy to assasinate the president and must fight back against the men in black --- or die trying. Upon its release, Dreamscape was a sleeper. It's found a cult following now that it's been out on "home video" forever, and Scream Factory has given this film the royal treatment. Dreamscape was...

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Stepfather (1987)

Without question, being a stepparent can be rough. It’s a balancing act between wanting what’s best for the child, and the need to ingratiate oneself and hopefully, earn and obtain love. This is a tightrope that Jerry Blake (Terry O’Quinn) has no interest in walking – if he can’t implement his perfect family plan, he switches policies in the most violent way possible. Welcome to the world of The Stepfather (1987), a pretty good thriller elevated to classic status due to a legendary performance by O’Quinn.

And while Jerry Blake has little patience for deviation from his ideals, so too do Henry Morrison and Bill Hodgkins – all identities that our stepdad creates in his twisted pursuit of perfection. (If at first you don’t succeed, kill and kill again.) The Stepfather proves that home is where the hurt is.

Released by New Century Vista Film Company in June,
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Full Release Details for Black Christmas (1974) and Dreamscape Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

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Scream Factory has revealed the full release details of two potential stocking stuffers for horror and fantasy fans this holiday season: their Collector's Edition Blu-ray releases of Black Christmas (1974) and Dreamscape.

Press Release: This December, Scream Factory™ proudly presents two genre favorites as part of a month full of holiday horror and sci-fi season’s greetings. Black Christmas and Dreamscape come to Blu-ray in Scream Factory Collector’s Editions on December 13, 2016, both complete with new 2K scans of the films and hours of new bonus content.

Black Christmas

If this movie doesn’t make your skin crawl…it’s on too tight!

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sig prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house.

A series of obscene phone calls start to plague the residents of the sorority and
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Bracket Racket: Vote Inception or Big Lebowski in round 1 of our best dream sequence bracket

To vote in this lineup, scroll to the poll at the bottom of the page, then head back to the bracket to see all of round one of The Best Pop Culture Dream Sequence, The A.V. Club’s no-holds-barred competition to see which dream sequence from TV or film deserves the title, “Greatest Of All Time.”

Inception (2010)

The idea of infiltrating another person’s subconscious has been around in Hollywood at least since Dennis Quaid snuck into Kate Capshaw’s dreams for a little nookie in 1984’s Dreamscape. But Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending time-twister Inception takes a nebulous idea and applies a bold upgrade of metaphysical philosophy (and special effects), fitted to the structure of a popcorn thriller. No longer are dreams just the repository for our unspoken fears—in this story of a group of corporate espionage experts tasked with implanting an idea in the mind ...
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Dreamscape Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Date & Cover Art

“Close your eyes and the adventure begins.” Fans of Dreamscape might open their eyes this holiday season to find the 1984 fantasy horror film under their tree, as Scream Factory has slated the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the beloved movie for a mid-December release, complete with new cover artwork from Paul Shipper and a fresh 2K transfer from the interpositive.

From Scream Factory: “The 1984 fantasy-horror-sci-fi hybrid takes center stage this winter! Today we reveal to you a few more details about our upcoming release that stars Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw in early roles. So let’s get to them…

– Official street date is planned for December 13th

– This will be a branded as a “Collector’s Edition” that will come with a slipcover.

– The newly-commissioned front-facing artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Paul Shipper (The Thing, Mad Max). The memorable Drew Struzan-illustrated original theatrical
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Comic-Con 2016: Scream Factory Announces 13 New Titles, Including Black Christmas, Willard, Bubba Ho-tep

Shout! Factory’s “Inside Look” panel took place tonight at Comic-Con, and Scream Factory revealed thirteen upcoming Blu-ray releases for horror fans to look forward to, including Collector’s Edition Blu-rays for Black Christmas (1974), Bubba Ho-Tep, and Rabid, as well as a Slumber Party Massacre double feature Blu-ray and more.

From Scream Factory: “We just revealed the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up:

1. Bubba Ho-tep (2002) (Collector’s Edition) – Stars Bruce Campbell and directed by Don Coscarelli.

2 Willard (1971) – The rare 70s rat-revenge film is (finally) coming to DVD & Blu-ray!

3. Ben (1972) – The sequel to Willard.

4. Black Christmas (1974) (Collector’s Edition) – The original slasher classic!

5. Poltergeist II (1986) (Collector’s Edition)– “They’re Back!”

6. Poltergeist III (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – “They’ve Found Her!”

7. Dreamscape (1984) (Collector’s Edition) – The fantasy cult classic starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.

8. Rabid (1977) (Collector’s Edition) – The early Cronenberg classic!
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Thn Exclusive: Chuck Russell talks I Am Wrath, The Mask and Freddy Krueger

I Am Wrath revolves around unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta), who witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) after she is attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Racked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying and when Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni) and takes matters into his own hands…

We spoke to director Chuck Russell, the talented man behind A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Mask, Eraser and The Scorpion King. We discussed everything from John Travolta’s love affair with musicals to Hollywood’s love affair with CGI. We also delve into Freddy Krueger, The Mask and Dwayne Johnson’s hulking physique.

Thn: I Am Wrath is a great revenge thriller and a great action film.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Without Warning (1980)

Director Greydon Clark is not a name thrown around a lot. Horror fans will know him (probably) for 1977’s Satan’s Cheerleaders. The rest of filmdom need not apply. However, his best film, Without Warning (1980), would end up resonating in such a way as to inspire Predator (1987), Schwarzenegger’s Alien in the Jungle box office smash. And when I say inspire, I mean they stole the concept. But what Without Warning lacks in testosterone and Hollywood bankrolls, it makes up in B movie charm and a winsome personality. You can’t help but fall in love with the damn thing.

Released by Filmways Pictures in New York, in September 1980, Without Warning (Aka It Came…Without Warning) had a scattered release – dribs and drabs in smaller markets, and don’t forget Finland (who could?). Made for a meager $150,000 Us the film was given a real dine and dash release, I’m
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