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Scream Park (2012)

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Scream Park posterI’m going to start off with a question: Does labeling your film as an “homage” or as a “throwback to 80s slasher films” give the filmmaker the right to be completely unoriginal and uninspiring? It seems for writer-director Cary Hill it does. Some filmmakers seem to use the “homage” gimmick to save their asses. To the younger generation who may not yet have submerged themselves in 1980s slasher…

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Anchor Bay Picks Up The Dead 2: India

I admit it: I wasn’t blown away by 2010’s THE DEAD. This film was getting rave reviews from both non-horror and horror fans alike.

Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

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Daddys Little Girl posterThe ‘horror-revenge’ genre is a tough one to pull off successfully mainly because the devil is in the details. The writer of the film needs to have fleshed out characters that the viewer will care about (and hate) and the director needs to avoid the pitfalls of having his/her film fall into the realm of exploitation – unless of course they are goingfor exploitation. There’s no doubt in my mind…

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Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Call of Cthulhu (2005)

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CoC 11If you lived in New York City, you might be familiar with Channel 7, WABC-TV. And if you lived there in the 60s or 70s, you might remember the 4:30 Movie, when they would, well, show movies. At 4:30. Hence the name. What made them special for me was that they would often do themed weeks, such as Monster Week (Godzilla and Gamera films ahoy!), Ray Harryhausen Week, Edgar Allen Poe Week… and…

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Friday the 13th Reboot Eyes Director David Bruckner To Helm

Friday the 13th Reboot Eyes Director David Bruckner To Helm

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We all have to accept that FRIDAY THE 13THis getting another reboot. I guess it needs it after the horrible fucking 2009 remake. Paramount and Platinum Dunes have been talking about a reboot for a little over a year now and previously put a second FRIDAY THE !#TH film on hold. But I guess they feel the time is right to flood theaters with yet another standard, shitty…

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Frankenhooker (1990)

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“Wanna date? Going out? Looking for some action?

Frankenhooker posterHorror filmmaker Frank Henenlotter is one of the few directors who has been able to capture the sleaze and depravity of the lost, bygone 42nd Street/Grindhouse era. Henenlotter is of course the director of 1982s BASKET CASE, 1988s BRAIN DAMAGE, BASKET CASE’s sequels, and 2008s criminally overlooked BAD BIOLOGY. All of Henenlotter’s films put the…

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Death Do Us Part Gets North American Release

The horror-thriller, DEATH DO US PART, has landed a North American DVD distribution deal. The film is written by Ryan Copple, Peter Benson, and Julia Benson, is directed by Nicholas Humphries, and stars Julia Benson, Peter Benson, Emilie Ullerup, Christine Chatelain, Kyle Cassie, and Benjamin Ayres.

12 Monkeys TV Show Coming to SyFy

12 Monkeys TV Show Coming to SyFy

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The SyFy Channel has greenlit the TV series 12 MONKEYS, based on the Terry Gilliam movie of the same name that starred Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis. Check out the press release:

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SYFY GREENLIGHTS TIME TRAVEL DRAMA 12 MONKEYS TO SERIES WITH 12 EPISODE ORDER

ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT, PRODUCER OF THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL FILM, IS PRODUCING WITH UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

SERIES STARS AARON STANFORD,…

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)

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FDTD16The best part about having a puppy (or a child I suppose, though I bet most children don’t smell like popcorn) is that you get to introduce her to things that you love – pizza, pretzels, Doctor Who, John Carpenter – and to warn her about things she should avoid – vampire movies, mainly.

Not all vampire movies, of course. Max Shreck, Lugosi of course, Hammer movies. Not so many recent ones,…

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Red-Band, NSFW Trailer Drops for Catch of the Day

Red-Band, NSFW Trailer Drops for Catch of the Day

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Catch of the Day posterIt’s always great news when I open up my email and have a new NSFW red-band trailer for James Balsamo’s latest film!! Balsamo’s latest flick, CATCH OF THE DAY, promises to be just as bat-shit crazy as his previous films. CATCH OF THE DAY is written and directed by Balsamo and stars some very familiar names like Jeff Kim, Jason Mewes, Irwin Keyes, James Duval, Tuesday Knight, Nick Principe, Debbie…

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