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October 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Trilogy Of Terror, Schlock, Dracula A.D. 1972, Steelbooks of Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

With Halloween nearly two weeks away now, we have another great new batch of horror and sci-fi Blu-rays and DVDs coming out this week that genre fans are undoubtedly going to want to add to their home media collections, as they are not only perfect to enjoy for the remainder of October, but pretty much any time of year. The two biggest highlights for me personally are Scream Factory’s absolutely stunning Steelbook editions of Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Kino Lorber has also put together a brilliant Blu-ray presentation of Trilogy of Terror as well.

Warner Archive is resurrecting Dracula A.D. 1972 in HD this Tuesday, and Agfa is doing the dark lord’s work with their Schlock Blu-ray. Plus, if you’ve never had the chance to experience the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Olive Films has put together a new special
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10 Killer Facts About Halloween III: Season of the Witch

10 Killer Facts About Halloween III: Season of the Witch
It's the Halloween franchise entry without Michael Myers, once dismissed as a confusing divergence, but now embraced and celebrated by the horror movie crowd. Here we'll take a look at 10 killer facts about Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

The night the no one comes home

It's easy to mock the tagline for Season of the Witch, a misunderstood box office bomb in which the star slasher of the previous two films was nowhere to be seen. But returning producers John Carpenter and Debra Hill hoped to rebrand the Halloween franchise as an anthology series, with the holiday itself as the anchor.

Joe Dante almost directed it

John Carpenter met with the future Gremlins director to talk about Halloween III. Dante dropped out of the conversation when Steven Spielberg and John Landis offered him a chance to participate in Twilight Zone: The Movie. "I know it got a lot of
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20 Hidden Horror Movie Gems on Warner Archive

Daniel Kurland Oct 9, 2018

We pick out the best of what the Warner Archive has to offer in terms of top shelf Halloween programming so that you don’t have to!

This article is brought to you by Warner Archive.

As we once again enter the Halloween season, there are more services than ever that cater to scary season programming. In fact, there are almost too many macabre programming blocks to choose from. While there are many available streams out there—and a true horror savant will utilize multiple services to consumer as much content as possible—the ever-growing Warner Archive offers up a robust lineup of material. Whether this Warner Bros. service has been on your radar or not, it’s time to take it seriously because it covers a wide array of horror-friendly films. In order to assure that you spend more time watching horror films than you do searching for them,
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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) Limited Edition Olive Signature Blu-ray to be Released on October 16th

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Although Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) has been released on Blu-ray before, there were bonus features from a planned 50th anniversary release in 2006 that have never seen the light of the home media market... but that will change soon. On October 16th, Olive Films will release the ’56 adaptation of Jack Finney's classic sci-fi novel like never before on a limited edition Olive Signature Blu-ray that will showcase the never-before-released special features from 2006, including an audio commentary with co-stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, moderated by filmmaker Joe Dante.

Olive Films announced the new Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Blu-ray release on Facebook, and filmmaker Elijah Drenner, who worked on the release, shared an insightful summary of what fans can expect on the Olive Signature edition, which is limited to 5,000 items.

From Elijah Drenner: "On October 16th, Olive Films will finally release what I hope fans will consider the definite
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Join Us This Weekend at Flashback Weekend 2018 in Chicago!

With the Summer season just flying by, the upcoming Flashback Weekend 2018 is now here, with festivities kicking off on Friday, August 3rd at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare, and the event will run through the afternoon of Sunday, August 5th. For this year’s convention, Flashback Weekend is hosting a cavalcade of horror greats, including Brad Dourif, Tom Holland, Fiona Dourif, William Ragsdale, Alex Vincent, Svengoolie, Michael Berryman, FX legend Steve Johnson, Stephen Geoffreys, as well as Ash vs. Evil Dead’s Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago, and many more. And as if all that wasn’t enough, attendees have the opportunity to see both Fright Night and Child’s Play under the stars in two outdoor screenings hosted by Holland and each film’s respective cast members.

Tickets for Flashback Weekend 2018 are currently on sale now. For more information, check out the latest press release on all the featured
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Fox Sdcc News Roundup: First Look at ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

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Fox released first look footage for upcoming seasons o some of its biggest hits, including “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons,” as well as the brand-new “Cosmos: Possible Worlds.”

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

“Things are about to get epic,” show host Neil deGrasse Tyson promises in a first-look trailer for the upcoming “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” a continuation of 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” which itself was follow-up series to Carl Sagan’s 1980 television show “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.” The trippy trailer has Tyson traveling around the universe in a fictional spaceship as he ponders the existence of life on planets not beyond, but within the confines of the stars. The show is set to premiere on National Geographic and Fox in March 2019.

Family Guy

Fox offered fans a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Seth MacFarlane‘s animated family comedy, which returns to the network Sept. 30. The almost five-minute long sizzle
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The Addiction

Watch out – a bloodsucking fiend is stalking the highways and by-ways of lower Manhattan… and she has a PhD! Abel Ferrara’s vampire mini-epic puts Lili Taylor through an ordeal that’s harrowing, transformational and either profound or pretentious depending on how you roll with existential philosophy. We acknowledge that Ferrara is a good judge of actor-flesh: sharing in the theory-speak and blood-soaked grue are Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe.

The Addiction

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Arrow Video USA

1995 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 82 min. / Street Date June 26, 2018 / Available from Arrow Video

Starring: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco, Paul Calderon, Fredro Starr, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Imperioli, Jamal Simmons, Robert W. Castle, Michael Fella.

Cinematography: Ken Kelsch

Film Editor: Mayin Lo

Production design: Charles Lagola

Original Music: Joe Delia

Written by Nicholas St. John

Produced by Denis Hann, Fernando Sulichin

Directed by Abel Ferrara

By the time Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction came along,
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June 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Endless, The Curse Of The Cat People, Puppet Master Collection

For this final week of home media releases, June is closing things out on a strong note, as we have plenty of horror and sci-fi offerings to get excited about. For those who may have missed it during its theatrical run earlier this year, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s The Endless arrives on both formats (and is absolutely worth your time).

Arrow Video is keeping busy with a pair of Special Edition releases–The Addiction and Vigil–and Vinegar Syndrome is serving up a double dose of cult filmmaking with their multi-format presentations for Grave Robbers and their Blood Theatre/The Visitants double feature. Scream Factory has put together a stellar Blu for The Curse of the Cat People, and for those in the mood for more feline-themed horror, Cat Sick Blues arrives on DVD this Tuesday. And for those of you Puppet Master fans out there, you’re
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‘Westworld’ finale recap: Top 6 jaw-dropping moments from ‘The Passenger’

HBO’s “Westworld” concluded in epic fashion Sunday night. But true to it’s nature, the labyrinthine series only solved its central mysteries by offering new questions. The extended length finale is filled with revelations that will make every viewer question the nature of their reality. These are the six most shocking developments from “The Passenger.”

See‘Westworld’ Season 2 finale preview: ‘The Passenger’ is just in time for Emmys [Watch]

The Valley Beyond – The hosts finally discover The Valley Beyond, which turns out is a digital paradise that only hosts can see. They enter through “the door,” a giant inter-dimensional rift sitting in front of a cliffside. The hosts’ bodies fall to their doom as they step through the threshold, but their minds are stored in the digital realm forever. One has to wonder if we’ve seen the last of the hosts who appear in this utopia, including Teddy (James Marsden
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Competition: Win Abel Ferrara’s ‘The Addiction’ on Arrow Video Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of The Addiction - available on Blu-ray 25th June from Arrow Video – we have a copy to giveaway!

Starring Lili Taylor and Christopher Walken, The Addiction is one of the most powerful vampire movies ever made, with everything from its grainy black and white aesthetic to its raw central performance, combining to position vampirism as a hedonistic addiction above all else. Whether you’re already a convert or completely new to the film, Abel Ferrara’s take on vampire mythology, on a specially restored director-approved 4K Blu-ray from Arrow Video, will have you craving more.

Order today: https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/the-addiction-blu-ray/FCD1769

To win a copy of The Addiction on Arrow Video Blu-ray, just answer the following question:

Which of the following was also directed by Able Ferrara? Was it:

a) Body Snatchers

b) Communion

c) Four Rooms

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com,
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Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction Available on Blu-ray June 26th From Arrow Video

Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction (1995) will be available on Blu-ray June 26th From Arrow Video

The mid-nineties were a fertile period for the vampire movie. Big-name stars such as Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy flocked to genre, as did high-caliber filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, veterans Wes Craven and John Landis, independents Michael Almereyda and Jeffrey Arsenault, and up-and-comers Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro. Amid the fangs and crucifixes, Abel Ferrara reunited with his King of New York star Christopher Walken for The Addiction, a distinctly personal take on creatures of the night.

Philosophy student Kathleen is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn t any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood…

Having made a big-budget foray into science fiction two years earlier with Body Snatchers,
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Interview: Actor/writer/director Harley Wallen – Part 2

Harley Wallen is an extremely versatile actor-writer- director who is looking to make a big impact in 2018 with several projects which he is releasing through his production company Painted Creek Productions. I got a chance to talk with Harley about some of his exciting new projects including Moving Parts, Bennett’s Song, Into a Dark Mind, Artificial Loyalty and Agramon’s Gate.

If you haven’t read it yet make sure you check out part one of this interview right here.

You mentioned making concessions with the actors Into A Dark Mind, but did you make any changes to the original story to bring it to screen?

No, but an interesting story. When I finished the script the first time around I went to a good friend of mine, an actor who has been in quite a few of my films. I showed the script to him and he said,
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R. Lee Ermey Has Passed Away

With a relentless delivery of some of the most head-turning lines in cinema, R. Lee Ermey had a commanding, unparalleled screen presence in films and television, and we're sad to share the news of the iconic actor's passing at the age of 74.

The news of R. Lee Ermey's passing was shared on Twitter by his manager, Bill Rogin, who posted:

"It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed."

A Us Marine, Vietnam veteran, and drill instructor in real life, Ermey brought that same military intensity, determination, and passion to the big screen in 1987 for his standout role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.

Although he's perhaps best known for his award-worthy work in Full Metal Jacket,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Equinox (1970)

The world of cinema has always been filled with dreamers, and a lot of those dreamers start out with nothing more than a Super 8 or 16mm camera, all the way up to the latest iPhones; little backyard excursions with friends and sisters or parents to fill out the cast for a monster on the loose or a super sleuth flick. Every once in a while there’s genuine talent to back up the enthusiasm; our Raimi’s and Coscarelli’s bear this out. But before them a group of enthusiastic teens actually had their vision realized, and eventually a mutated form of it invaded drive-ins as Equinox (1970), an inspirational and energetic full blown monster mash.

Released in October, Equinox began as a project in the mid ‘60s for creature kids Dennis Muren, David Allen and Mark McGee, combining their love of Famous Monsters of Filmland and Ray Harryhausen’s mesmerizing
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HorrorCon UK announce new May convention guest

Taking place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield, HorrorCon UK is one of the highlights of the UK horror convention calendar. We’ve been to a number of the events since its launch in 2015 and this years event looks to be the greatest yet!

With genre icon Dee Wallace already announced to appear HorrorCon UK organisers have announced the latest guest in attendance this year – none other than actor Billy Wirth (pictured below). Wirth is probably best known for his iconic role, as the long haired biker vampire “Dwayne” in Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys (1987); but Wirth has also appeared in the films Body Snatchers, Boys on the Side, Echoes, Being Flynn, Seven Mummies, Powder Blue, Starlight, as well as popular TV series such as Charmed, Sex & the City, Tales from the Crypt, Chicago P.D. and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

For more info on the event, check out the official website: www.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 23 – Society (1989)

Society, 1989.

Directed by Brian Yuzna.

Starring Billy Warlock, Connie Danese, Ben Slack, Evan Richards, and Devin DeVaquez.

Synopsis:

Billy Whitley enjoys a life of wealth, popularity, and privilege in Beverly Hills, but he feels isolated from his family, feeling like he doesn’t belong. Suspecting he is adopted, Billy begins to dig deeper into the mystery of his family, uncovering a secret more horrifying than he could possibly imagine.

Margaret Thatcher once said, “…there’s no such thing as society”. I bring this up not as a means to analyze what she meant by her statement or to discuss the late Prime Minister and the legacy that has been the cause of decades of passionate debate. I honestly just needed a smart-sounding way to start this review.

This rather clumsy opening brings me to the subject of today’s review, Brian Yuzna’s gruesome horror satire that just so happens to be titled Society,
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August 15th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Alien: Covenant, One Dark Night, Pet Sematary

We have a light day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles on August 15th, with most of the fanfare this week going to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which comes in a variety of formats and special releases (for those looking for Collector’s Editions, be sure to check out the likes of Target, Walmart and Best Buy). Prometheus is also now getting a 4K Ultra HD disc (in honor of Covenant’s home bow), and there’s also a new Alien 6-Film Collection that 20th Century Fox has assembled.

Other notable releases for August 15th include Well Go USA's Bluebeard, One Dark Night (from Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin), Night Moves, The Scarehouse, and Riverdale: The First Complete Season, and Pet Sematary is headed to Blu-ray this week as well.

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/ Blu/ Digital HD, Blu/DVD/Digital HD
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Warner Bros. is Remaking ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ — Again

Warner Bros. is Remaking ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ — Again
Prepare for another Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The sci-fi classic is being targeted for another remake by Warner Bros., making this the fourth Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake since the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers was first adapted for the big screen in 1956. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the newest remake of The […]

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake coming from The Conjuring 2 writer and Predator producer

Another remake is on the way, and this time it’s for a film that has had several remakes already.

Deadline is reporting Warner Bros. is set to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has hired The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. He will be joined by John Davis, producer of the Predator films, including the forthcoming The Predator, who will produce the new version.

The original film was based on the 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers written by Jack Finney. It followed a doctor in a small town who becomes convinced that the residents are being replaced by a race of aliens and attempts to uncover their invasion. Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released in 1956 and was directed by Don Siegel with Kevin McCarthy starring; it was remade for the first time in 1978 from Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland. Subsequent remakes
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New 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on its Way from 'The Conjuring 2' Writer

David Leslie Johnson, whose credits include The Conjuring 2, Orphan and Wrath of the Titans, as well as the upcoming The Conjuring 3 and Dungeons and Dragons, has been tapped to write a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, according to Deadline. John Davis (The Predator) will produce. Jack Finney wrote the novel that started it all, titled The Body Snatchers. First published in 1954, it envisioned the town of Mill Valley, California under invasion by seeds from space that have drifted to Earth. The seeds bloom into pods; once in proximity to sleeping humans, the pods grow into exact duplicates of the humans, only without emotions or independent thoughts. The humans then die. It wasn't the first science fiction novel to tackle the idea of plants somehow becoming a...

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