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Tom Towles, Actor in Horror Movies, Dies at 65

Tom Towles, Actor in Horror Movies, Dies at 65
Tom Towles, a character actor who appeared in horror movies and had a recurring role on “NYPD Blue,” died April 2 after suffering a stroke. He was 65.

Though he did have a small role in 1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” Towles was more associated with the films of Rob Zombie, appearing in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” Zombie’s 2007 reboot of “Halloween” and the fake Zombie-shot trailer for “Werewolf Women of the S.S.” included in the 2007 film “Grindhouse.”

Towles memorably played the repugnant Otis in 1986 indie “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” and the obnoxious Harry Cooper in the 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead.”

Zombie remembered Towles on his Instagram page Monday, saying “He was a nice funny guy.”

Non-horror credits include “Mad Dog and Glory” (1993), “The Rock” (1996), “Doctor Dolittle” (1998) and 2006’s “Miami Vice.” His most recent film was 2008 horror comedy “Blood on the Highway.”

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[DVD Review] Blood on the Highway

“There’s a sucker born every minute,” is the slogan for the film. That includes anyone who pays good money to buy this DVD. You’ll get more laughs out of an old Bela Lugosi Dracula movie than from this poor parody of vampire films. If you’re expecting a clever satire of the monster hoard genre, such as Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland, be warned that cleverness has left the building.

The film wants to be the Young Frankenstein of vampire films, but it’s so unoriginal, insipid and low budget, it’s more like the Plan 9 from Outer Space of vampire flicks. The humor in Blood on the Highway works on such a lowbrow level that it makes The Howard Stern Show seem cerebral. The movie attempts to create humorous violence, such as in the Troma Studios cult classic The Toxic Avenger, but dual-directors Barak Epstein
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Trailer Park: Ice Road Truckers, Green Zone, Blood On The Highway, Mary And Max, How The Earth Was Made: Season 2, It Came From Kuchar

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By Christopher Stipp

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Ice Road Truckers - DVD Review

I once had a job where it was my job to obtain truck freight.

As I made my way all across the Us I realized that everything that we get in this country is obtained by the trucking industry. Bottom line. From the keyboards that you and I write on, the chairs we sit in, the produce and food we eat, the clothes we wear, everything gets here by truck.

That’s why knowing this information makes for a good primer in understanding why Season Three of Ice Road Truckers is such a thrill to watch. While not necessarily family entertainment, some of these road dogs are a bit salty, the program continues to feed my
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MPAA ratings: Aug. 12, 2009

MPAA ratings: Aug. 12, 2009
MPAA ratings: Aug. 12, 2009. The following feature-length motion pictures have been reviewed and rated by the Classification and Rating Administration pursuant to the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program. Each of the designated ratings is defined as follows under the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program.

G -- General Audiences. All ages admitted.

PG -- Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

PG -13 --Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R -- Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Nc-17 -- No One 17 And Under Admitted.

Adventures of Power

Variance Films

Rated for some language including sexual references.


Blood on the Highway

Lightning Media

Rated for strong bloody horror violence throughout, pervasive language including graphic crude sexual dialogue, and some sexuality.


Chelsea on the Rocks

Hannover House

Rated for language, drug content, some sexual material and brief violence.


Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove

Warner Premiere

Rated for mild thematic elements.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Extended Version)

Warner Home Video

Rated for some scary moments and mild language.

Note: Edited Version. Content Is Different From PG Rated Version, Bulletin No. 1684 (8/22/01).
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Scary screenings at Backseat Film Festival

The organizers of Philadelphia’s Backseat Film Festival have a number of new fright features in the lineup for their 2009 event this week. The fest is taking place at the 941 Theater (941 N. Front Street) and runs through next Sunday, March 15.

Among the horror movies being shown are The Burnt House (pictured), a local production making its world premiere. Directed by Adam Ahlbrandt, who also helmed last year’s Lionsgate DVD release Sight, it’s about a couple with a troubled marriage who move to the husband’s rural childhood home, where scary events from the past begin to recur in the present. The Texas vampire opus Blood On The Highway by Barak Epstein, whose Prison-a-go-go won the Best Film prize at the 2004 Backseat Fest, and Blair Rowan, just had its Philly premiere there last night, and upcoming are the Southern survival shocker Resurrection County, from Cellar Door’s Matt Zettell; Rona Mark’s Strange Girls,
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Blood On The Highway producer's Earthling

Filmmaker/Producer Barak Epstein (Blood On The Highway, Prison-a-go-go!) got in touch with Fango tonight to spread the word about his latest project, Earthling. "It's gonna have some crazy alien gore!", he said about the sci-fi thriller that will begin lensing next month under the direction of Clay Liford (A Four Course Meal), who also penned the screenplay.

Get the full details on the film, along with an early look at production design artwork after the jump.

Synopsis: "After a mysterious atmospheric event aboard the International Space Station, a small group of people wake up to realize that their entire lives have been a lie. They are in fact aliens disguised as humans. Now they have to make a choice. Live amongst men, or try to find a way back home."

Rebecca Spence  (Grace Is Gone, Michael Mann's Public Enemies), Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero,
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