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Barbara Crampton, Michael Pare-starring horror 'Reborn' headed to Efm (exclusive)

Jinga Films handling sales on supernatural thriller.

Genre director and sales agent Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie) has wrapped shooting on Reborn, a supernatural thriller starring Barbara Crampton (Beyond The Gates), Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer) Chaz Bono (American Horror Story) and newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert.

Source: Jinga Films

Kayleigh Gilbert in Reborn.

The film is about a morgue attendant who kidnaps a stillborn baby girl and brings her back to life with electro-kinetic power. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a trail of destruction behind her.

Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) and Monte Markham (The Rift) round up the cast. The production shot on location in Los Angeles. It was written by Michael Mahin, from a story by Jeannie McGinnis who also produced. John Penney (Return Of The Living Dead III) serves as executive producer.

Jinga Films, Richards’ genre-focused sales outfit, will be introducing
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Barbara Crampton, Michael Pare-starring horror 'Reborn' headed to Efm

Jinga Films handling sales on supernatural thriller.

Genre director and sales agent Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie) has wrapped shooting on Reborn, a supernatural thriller starring Barbara Crampton (Beyond The Gates), Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer) Chaz Bono (American Horror Story) and newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert.

Source: Jinga Films

Kayleigh Gilbert in Reborn.

The film is about a morgue attendant who kidnaps a stillborn baby girl and brings her back to life with electro-kinetic power. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a trail of destruction behind her.

Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) and Monte Markham (The Rift) round up the cast. The production shot on location in Los Angeles. It was written by Michael Mahin, from a story by Jeannie McGinnis who also produced. John Penney (Return Of The Living Dead III) serves as executive producer.

Jinga Films, Richards’ genre-focused sales outfit, will be introducing
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October 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Rawhead Rex, Wes Craven’s Summer Of Fear, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Criterion Collection

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With Halloween only two weeks away now, that means we have another killer batch of home entertainment releases arriving this Tuesday, primed to get everyone in the mood for the macabre. Cult film lovers should get those wallets ready, as Kino Lorber is keeping busy with The Terror Within II, Revenge of the Dead, and a 4K special edition of RawHead Rex, too.

For those who still venture out into the real world to make their media purchases, Target has the exclusive on season one of Stranger Things that comes in nifty retro packaging, and Criterion has put together a stellar Blu for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Other notable releases for October 17th include American Gods: Season One, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear, Red Christmas, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Honor Farm, and Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection.

American Gods: Season One (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

When
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The undersea horror movies of the late 1980s

Ryan Lambie Jun 2, 2017

Inspired by James Cameron's The Abyss, the late 80s brought with it a wave of brilliantly cheesy undersea horrors, Ryan writes...

Hollywood studios occasionally have an uncanny knack of announcing almost identical film projects at the same time. In the 1980s, we had rival police dog movies K-9 and Turner And Hooch. The 90s saw the release of rival eruption movies (Dante's Peak and Volcano), opposing killer space rock pictures (Deep Impact and Armageddon) and duelling insect comedies (Antz and A Bug's Life). We provided a detailed run-down on these rival movies back in 2015.

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Around the year 1989, meanwhile, film producers briefly fell in love with a curiously specific genre: undersea sci-fi horror. Between January 1989 and the spring of 1990, no fewer than five films all came out with a similar theme - DeepStar Six was first, followed by Leviathan, Lords Of The Deep,
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Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber Re-Opening The Rift on Blu-ray this Summer

Fresh off the Blu-ray release of his magnum opus Pieces, Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber surprised everyone with word that they’re teaming up to bring Juan Piquer Simon’s obscure and underrated 1989 underwater creature feature The Rift to Blu-ray this… Continue Reading →

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B-Sides: It Stinks!

Few people would even know of Pod People, Aka Extraterrestrial Visitors, Aka Los Nuevos Extraterrestres had it not been famously featured on “Mystery Science Theater 3000". If you’ve ever seen that episode of MST3K, then you already know you’re about to “Hear the Engines Roll”. You also know that “It stinks!”

Juan Piquer Simon could be considered Uwe Boll before there was an Uwe Boll. For a while there he was in many film circles considered the worst filmmaker; at least he was until Albert Pyun stole that mantle. I don’t really think either comparison is fair seeing as how I consider Slugs, Endless Descent, and Pieces to be damn fine b-movies. On the other hand, Pod People or Extraterrestrial Visitors or whatever you want to call it is so flippin’ terrible it’s really only best viewed with the accompaniment of Joel, Crow T. Robot,
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Chillerama – Review

The drive-in movie-going experience is something I recall as a true labor of cinema love for me. Before there was the option to trek to your local Ma and Pa video store to catch a flick, you had no choice but to beg your parents to get in the car to see the latest horror film. And that, my friends, is what is missing from fandom today – that spontaneity to throw caution to the wind to take a chance on what might or might not be a terrible movie. That’s what made it so much fun! The days of battling the crackling speaker in the car window and the giant murky screen where you couldn’t quite see what was happening may seem long gone, but if you search Google maps you’d be surprised to find out there are a few left. But people would rather Netflix, Redbox
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Juan Piquer Simon’s Slugs slithers back to DVD

Originally released on DVD in 2000 by Anchor Bay is the slimy classic Slugs, from cult filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon (Endless Descent, Pieces). It has since gone out of print, but Image has gained control of the New World Pictures catalog and is re-releasing it with some killer artwork. Look for it on September 20, 2011.

A small town is plagued by a series of grisly deaths. The local health inspector investigates and discovers that the “killers” are actually a mutant variety of meat-eating garden slugs. It seems that the town had been built on top of a toxic waste dump, which turned the normally harmless slugs into ravenous carnivores.
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Pieces: A tribute screening to late horror legend Jp Simon!

Gut-ripping horror classic Pieces in 35mm!

Special memorial screening!

Jan 27 – 10 Pm – $5 – Alamo Lake Creek

There are very few exploitation/horror giants roaming the earth these days. Roger Corman still holds the heavyweight champion title, but there’s an infinite universe of other legends who have shaped the world of no-brow cinema as we know it. One of the supernovas of the field was fearless filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon, who — in the ’70s and ’80s — peeled off big-screen shockers like it weren’t no damn thing. From the occult stench of Satan’S Blood to the gastropodinous savagery of Slugs to the aqautic terrors of Endless Descent, Simon truly lived by no rules. But above all, his undisputed masterpiece was revered ’80s slasher Pieces, which will be screening on Jan 27 at Alamo Lake Creek!

About the movie: Nudity and sex are already disgusting enough without getting a chainsaw involved. Yet that
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R.I.P. Juan Piquer Simón (1935–2011)

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During the 70's, 80's, and 90's, independent Spanish exploitation filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon quietly and lovingly cooked up an ambitious and outrageous collection of goofy and gonzo genre cinema curiosities, full of cracked charm and fantastical old-school practical effects (rubber-suit monsters, matte paintings, opticals, etc.). Ever since I converged on Simon's wild filmography for the first time, by unintentionally discovering separate films independently of each other and then tying them all back to the same man, I have always been impressed and intrigued by his eclectic string of independently made oddball fantasy cinema delights, like; Where Time Began (aka Fabulous Journey To The Center Of The Earth) (1976), the MST3K made-famous The Pod People (1983), Supersonic Man (1979), Slugs: The Movie (1988) (served up on Jfd Ep#8), Mystery On Monster Island (1981), The Rift (aka Endless Descent) (1990), Sea Devils (1982), Pieces (1982), Cthulhu Mansion (1990) and Manoa, the City of Gold (1999), among others.

According to IMDb; "Simon
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Juan Piquer Simón (1935-2011)

Juan Piquer Simón, the director of the cult favorites Pieces, Slugs, and Endless Descent, passed away January 7, 2011 from lung cancer. In honor of the man, I am making a point of doing a Late Night Classics retrospective on one his films real soon. Rest in Piece.

Source: Fantaterror

“Spanish horror/fantasy/sci-fi director Juan Piquer Simon died on 1/7/2011 after a battle with lung cancer. Simon directed over a dozen films, but it was Pieces that made him famous worldwide and in the United States, where the film was a theatrical hit and, later, a popular video rental. Simon crafted the film with an American sensibility (and using several American actors), so that few were aware that it was, in fact, a Spanish film.”
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Rip Pieces’ Edmund Purdom

Variety reports that veteran actor Edmund Purdom, star of numerous Eurohorror features, passed away January 1 in Rome. He died of natural causes, at age 85.

Originally a stage actor who was part of Laurence Olivier’s company, Purdom traveled with Olivier to Hollywood in the ’50s, where he had leads and key supporting roles in the likes of The Student Prince, Julius Caesar and The Egyptian. Later in the decade, he moved to Italy and began a long career in European features, including numerous actioners, Westerns and horror films. Among the latter were Luigi Bazzoni’s 1971 giallo The Fifth Cord, Paolo Lombardo’s The Devil’S Lover (1972), Jess Franco’s The Sinister Eyes Of Dr. Orloff (1973), Dick Randall’s Frankenstein’S Castle Of Freaks (1974), Massimo Dallamano’s Night Child a.k.a. The Cursed Medallion (1975), Joe D’Amato’s The Monster Hunter a.k.a. Absurd and Anthropophagus 2 (1981), Neri Parenti’s 1985 horror/comedy Fracchia Vs.
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