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Scream Queens Unite For Special California Event

  • FEARnet
Scream Queens Unite For Special California Event
Though you may not know his name, I can pretty well guarantee you've seen a handful of the movies that fill out his massive IMDb resume.  A frequent collaborator with Charles Band's Full Moon, David DeCoteau was the man behind the camera for such gems as Puppet Master 3, Shrieker, Dreamaniac and Creepozoids.  Though he's one of the busiest independent filmmakers working within the genre, with a whopping four films set for release this year, DeCoteau still managed to make the time to put together a very special event called Day of the Scream Queens, where a handful of the lovely ladies that have appeared in his films over the years will gather to meet and greet their fans.

Taking place at the Burbank, California horror boutique Dark Delicacies, the event's guest list is filled out with some of the most iconic scream queens in the history of horror, including Linnea Quigley,
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Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix

  • Fangoria
Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix
Kicking off with Full Moon’s latest Charles Band-directed dive into bad taste, Ooga Booga, GrindhouseFlix offers fans the chance to “stream rare and bizarre film gems instantly on any device (including iPhone, iPad, Android, tablets, and desktops) with four new films being added to the library each month.” Titles include the aforementioned Booga, as well as obscure favorites such as Tourist Trap, Dreamaniac, Necroplis, White Slave, Riot In A Women’S Prison and more.

Ooga Booga, starring Karen Black and Stacy Keach, joins the roster March 12 and follows the murder of an innocent African-American medical student whose soul is transferred into the body of an obscure toy, eventually extracting his revenge by killing racists in the city.

To get GrindhouseFlix for yourself and all pertinent devices, head to its official site,

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Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix

  • Fangoria
Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix
Kicking off with Full Moon’s latest Charles Band-directed dive into bad taste, Ooga Booga, GrindhouseFlix offers fans the chance to “stream rare and bizarre film gems instantly on any device (including iPhone, iPad, Android, tablets, and desktops) with four new films being added to the library each month.” Titles include the aforementioned Booga, as well as obscure favorites such as Tourist Trap, Dreamaniac, Necroplis, White Slave, Riot In A Women’S Prison and more.

Ooga Booga, starring Karen Black and Stacy Keach, joins the roster March 12 and follows the murder of an innocent African-American medical student whose soul is transferred into the body of an obscure toy, eventually extracting his revenge by killing racists in the city.

To get GrindhouseFlix for yourself and all pertinent devices, head to its official site,

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See full article at Fangoria »

Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix

  • Fangoria
Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix
Kicking off with Full Moon’s latest Charles Band-directed dive into bad taste, Ooga Booga, GrindhouseFlix offers fans the chance to “stream rare and bizarre film gems instantly on any device (including iPhone, iPad, Android, tablets, and desktops) with four new films being added to the library each month.” Titles include the aforementioned Booga, as well as obscure favorites such as Tourist Trap, Dreamaniac, Necroplis, White Slave, Riot In A Women’S Prison and more.

Ooga Booga, starring Karen Black and Stacy Keach, joins the roster March 12 and follows the murder of an innocent African-American medical student whose soul is transferred into the body of an obscure toy, eventually extracting his revenge by killing racists in the city.

To get GrindhouseFlix for yourself and all pertinent devices, head to its official site,

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See full article at Fangoria »

Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix

  • Fangoria
Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix
Kicking off with Full Moon’s latest Charles Band-directed dive into bad taste, Ooga Booga, GrindhouseFlix offers fans the chance to “stream rare and bizarre film gems instantly on any device (including iPhone, iPad, Android, tablets, and desktops) with four new films being added to the library each month.” Titles include the aforementioned Booga, as well as obscure favorites such as Tourist Trap, Dreamaniac, Necroplis, White Slave, Riot In A Women’S Prison and more.

Ooga Booga, starring Karen Black and Stacy Keach, joins the roster March 12 and follows the murder of an innocent African-American medical student whose soul is transferred into the body of an obscure toy, eventually extracting his revenge by killing racists in the city.

To get GrindhouseFlix for yourself and all pertinent devices, head to its official site,

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See full article at Fangoria »

Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix

  • Fangoria
Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix
Kicking off with Full Moon’s latest Charles Band-directed dive into bad taste, Ooga Booga, GrindhouseFlix offers fans the chance to “stream rare and bizarre film gems instantly on any device (including iPhone, iPad, Android, tablets, and desktops) with four new films being added to the library each month.” Titles include the aforementioned Booga, as well as obscure favorites such as Tourist Trap, Dreamaniac, Necroplis, White Slave, Riot In A Women’S Prison and more.

Ooga Booga, starring Karen Black and Stacy Keach, joins the roster March 12 and follows the murder of an innocent African-American medical student whose soul is transferred into the body of an obscure toy, eventually extracting his revenge by killing racists in the city.

To get GrindhouseFlix for yourself and all pertinent devices, head to its official site,

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See full article at Fangoria »

Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix

  • Fangoria
Full Moon Features launches streaming service, GrindhouseFlix
Kicking off with Full Moon’s latest Charles Band-directed dive into bad taste, Ooga Booga, GrindhouseFlix offers fans the chance to “stream rare and bizarre film gems instantly on any device (including iPhone, iPad, Android, tablets, and desktops) with four new films being added to the library each month.” Titles include the aforementioned Booga, as well as obscure favorites such as Tourist Trap, Dreamaniac, Necroplis, White Slave, Riot In A Women’S Prison and more.

Ooga Booga, starring Karen Black and Stacy Keach, joins the roster March 12 and follows the murder of an innocent African-American medical student whose soul is transferred into the body of an obscure toy, eventually extracting his revenge by killing racists in the city.

To get GrindhouseFlix for yourself and all pertinent devices, head to its official site,

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See full article at Fangoria »

Treasure Trove of Original, Oversized VHS Boxes from Wizard Video Discovered

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Treasure Trove of Original, Oversized VHS Boxes from Wizard Video Discovered
Charles Band, who currently runs Full Moon Features, started Wizard Video in 1980 and was a pioneer in the early days of the home video market. He specialized in horror flicks, and was responsible for first bringing titles like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I Spit on Your Grave to the home market.

During a recent warehouse cleaning, Band discovered a treasure trove of original, mint-condition VHS boxes. These are not the typical cardboard slipcovers most people think about when they think of VHS boxes (those of us old enough to remember VHS.) These are oversized boxes - some cardboard, some plastic clamshell boxes - that had a brief run in the early 1980s before everyone moved to the cheaper, smaller cardboard sleeves.

Band is now releasing these original cases with authentic VHS reproductions of the movies inside. Rolling out four a month for the next nine months, some of the
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Wizard Video to Sell Original Oversized VHS Horror Boxes

  • DailyDead
Whether you have fond memories of visiting the video stores during the days of VHS or weren’t born yet and are looking for a retro horror collectibles, we think you’ll be interested in the latest announcement from Charles Band. He recently stumbled upon a large batch of original oversized VHS boxes and will be selling them starting this month. Titles include Zombie, Return of the Zombies, Zombie Lake, Space Zombies, The Screaming Dead, and more:

Los Angeles, CA, Feb 7, 2013 – Horror legend and home video pioneer Charles Band had been putting off his warehouse cleaning for years. But during a recent overhaul of his extensive collection of collectibles, he unwittingly resurrected a veritable treasure trove of vintage horror limited-edition VHS boxes coveted by horror fans and serious collectors. Starting February 12, fans will be able to purchase these original boxes with authentically duplicated VHS copies inside – at an incredibly reasonable price.
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Wizard Video returns classic big box VHS tapes to your home!

As a child of the 80′s, the video store was my second home. There were a few shops here in St. Louis that carried some big box titles and among them, I always remembered Wizard Video. One of Wizard Video’s most notorious releases was I Spit on Your Grave. In the past few years, VHS tapes have become a collector’s item of sorts. Some people I know go crazy and try and collect all the VHS tapes they can find. I am a bit more selective with what I pick up (I tend to go for big boxes and releases that have some nostalgia for me). There is no doubt that there is still a market in VHS. Is it the best format to watch a film, no. However, there is a certain allure to watch a film on VHS. It feels more organic and feels dynamic and
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Full Moon Unearths Wizard Video Collection of Rare Oversize VHS Boxes; Available with Authentically Duplicated Films Beginning February 12th

Oh, how fondly we remember those giant VHS boxes horror films came in back in the day. Sure, they were a bitch to fit onto your shelf, but the packaging was so cool.

Horror guru Charles Band and Full Moon Features have discovered Wizard Video's treasure trove of these classic boxes, and you can get yours, with its authentically duplicated film, beginning next week.

The videos become available on February 12th, but you can check out the new Wizard Video website now, and by all means "like" Wizard Video on Facebook.

Take a look below for all the details, including a list of the titles and when they become available. Click the image under the details for a better look at the artwork.

From the Press Release

Horror legend and home video pioneer Charles Band had been putting off his warehouse cleaning for years. But during a recent overhaul of his extensive collection of collectibles,
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Ten 80s Horror Movies About Rock Bands

By Erin Lashley, MoreHorror.com

In the 80s, rock music and horror movies went together like acid washed jeans and feathered hair. The trouble is, even though many horror movies had awesome rock soundtracks, the movies that specifically featured rock musician characters as heroes or villains varied wildly in quality. Although the rock horror movie has mostly gone the way of the 80s, I’m not sure any other type of music will ever have such a successful love affair with horror. I can’t picture people turning up for a movie called Pop Divas of the Apocalypse, or Death by Dubstep, or even Bloody Pit of Techno Bastards. But what do I know? I’m still stuck in the 80s. Here are 10 of the movies that are stuck with me.

Rocktober Blood (1984)

Billy (Tray Loren) is a rock star, and also kind of an a-hole, so nobody is real
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Full Moon’s Grindhouse Collection Now Out: An Overview

Releas Date: Oct 21st, 2011 (DVD).

To kick off a new set of videos from Full Moon Entertainment requires only the legacy Charles Band could exist in. Part of the collection includes some of his earlier work from the 70’s, and all the discothèque styling and funky hairdos of the era hardly trademark the Grindhouse tradition. The variety of sensationalism being offered in the first set of DVDs and how they are packaged are what’s appreciated.

The Best of Sex and Violence, Auditions, and Film Gore, are the most promising. These volumes make for an interesting peek into the work that Charles Band was with or knew of at the time. The first title says it all, and the pornography featured is very tame by today’s standards. Some titles in Film Gore include: “Bury Me An Angel,” “The Devil’s Wedding Night,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “The Boogeyman.” This collection
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Netflix Instant Drive-In: 'Hellgate' And 'Dreamaniac'

More Netflix Instant Drive-In reviews.

Hellgate; 1990, 91 min.; dir. William A. Levey; available on Netflix until 2/1/2013

It's a precious thing when someone like myself can come across something like Hellgate. Why is that? Well, basically, Hellgate is f*cking awesome. Doubly exciting because before I founded it via my favorite Netflix search engine, InstantWatcher, I had never heard of it. I'm not deluded enough to be a skeptic with these things, and so I had half expected a disappointment. And maybe it was the hard cider (Pumpkin, natch), but I loved this movie.

We open on a group of 30-something-looking college students in a cabin in the woods, taking turns telling each other scary stories. The story gets dropped on us via a couple cut-scenes in the 50s. Cue greasers, a highly-stylized-but-still-classic-looking diner, and a barrage of golden oldie tunes mixed with some 80s Kenny-Loggins-type-synth score for the action scenes. When the bikers hit the diner,
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Interview with director David DeCoteau (Witchouse, Puppet Master: Axis of Evil)

Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: Director David DeCoteau is a legend in the horror entertainment field. That can't be denied. He's the man responsible for 80's camp classics such as Nightmare Sisters and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama. Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama gathered a once in a lifetime B movie cast including Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Brinke Stevens (Grandma's House), Michelle Bauer (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers), Robin Stille (The Slumber Party Massacre), Hal Havins (Night of the Demons), and George 'Buck' Flower (They Live). While Sorority Babes was one of the most downright fun horror films of the 80's, another element stood out about the film, one that would go on to shape and define David DeCoteau's career. See, David DeCoteau cast this complete unknown named Andras Jones in the lead role. Right off the bat, you could
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Interview with Royce Mathew (Dream A Little Evil, Nightmare Sisters, Creepozoids)

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama, Assault of the Killer Bimbos, Dr. Alien, Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge, Ghost Writer, Circuitry Man, Creepozoids, Dream A Little Evil, Nightmare Sisters, etc. These are all films that 80's horror fans grew up watching either through USA's Up All Night, though Cinemax or Showtime, through their love of either Linnea Quigley or Brinke Stevens, or through looking through the seemingly endless shelves at the good old video stores of yesteryear. Royce Mathew was involved in every single one of these films functioning, as he put it himself, either through "custodial work and production assisting - to (in no order) writing, editing, costumes, props, art direction, construction, directing, producing, sound, special effects and publicity". We took a moment to pick apart Royce's brain on working on all these legendary B movies and then got a bit serious to let him discuss an ongoing legal
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