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September 25th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include John Carpenter’s Halloween, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, The [Rec] Collection

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While October is officially just days away now, we have another batch of excellent genre home media releases in the meantime to help get us ready for the best month of the year. Scream Factory has put together an incredible box set for the [Rec] series that fans will definitely want to add to their personal collections, and for those who have made the upgrade, John Carpenter’s original Halloween makes its debut in 4K this week.

Arrow Video has put together a Special Edition release for The Baby, and for those of you who may have missed it earlier this year, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich heads to multiple formats on Tuesday. Both The Swarm (1978) and The Cyclops (1957) head to HD for the first time ever courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection, and there’s a bevy of cult classics headed to both Blu-ray and DVD from the likes
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The Baby Available on Blu-ray From Arrow Video September 25th

“Maybe you think too much. When it comes to Baby, I do all the thinking.”

The Baby (1973) will be available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video September 25th

Still traumatized by the loss of her husband, well-meaning social worker Ann Gentry throws herself into her latest assignment: the case of Baby , a 21-year-old man with the mind of an infant who crawls, cries and has yet to make it out of nappies. But Baby s family the tyrannical Mama Wadsworth and her two demented daughters aren’t the only ones with a warped conception of familial relations, and the full horror only begins when Ann sets her sights on liberating the drooling man-child… and in so doing unleashes the wrath of the Wadsworth women.

45 years after its original release, this film remains one of the most bizarre horror movies ever committed to celluloid. Directed by Ted Post and co-starring Marianna Hill,
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Class of 1987: “Eat the Cookie!” – A Look Back at the Ultimate Family Betrayal of Flowers In The Attic

Forced to live together in a confined space and depending on each other for survival, the Dollanganger siblings from 1987’s Flowers in the Attic have always reminded me of the kids from The Boxcar Children book series I grew up reading, although instead of solving mysteries on fun adventures, they were busy dealing with a scissors-wielding grandma, a murderous mother, and some intense incestual feelings—not exactly the type of material you’d find next to Gertrude Chandler Warner’s books in the library.

Published in 1979 and featuring evil parental figures, inter-family violence, and sibling incest, V.C. AndrewsFlowers in the Attic was a sought-after page-turner for readers drawn to its controversial elements, and its viability in the bookstores paved its way to the cinemas in the mid-’80s. A story about four siblings—two brothers and two sisters—locked away in a gothic mansion’s upstairs room (and the
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The Sand Digital Review

Director: Isaac Gabaeff

Cast: Brooke Butler, Dean Geyer, Jamie Kennedy

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 84 minutes

The Sand is one of this year’s most fun films. It’s a high concept, fun horror which on page doesn’t sound like it should work; mean-eating sand anyone?

A group of college students party hard at the beach; the morning after the night before they find that something isn’t right with the ground beneath them. In fact the sand has become downright nasty, with a thirst for flesh. Luckily all our survivors aren’t in contact with the sand, two are in the lifeguard tower, four are in a car, one crashed out on a picnic bench, whilst another is the unfortunate (or in this case fortunate?) victim of a drunken prank and is stuck in a barrel. They are all a long way from safe ground and with the beach deserted
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Frightfest 2015: ‘The Sand’ Review

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Stars: Mitchel Musso, Dean Geyer, Nikki Leigh, Brooke Butler, Meagan Holder, Jamie Kennedy, Hector David Jr., Cynthia Murell, Cleo Berry, Etalvia Cashin, Adam Powell | Written by Alex Greenfield, Ben Powell | Directed by Isaac Gabaeff

After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles.

Can you say Blood Beach?

Ok so maybe that’s not fair. After all Jeffrey Bloom’s 1980 fear-flick, despite having a similar premise – something eating people on the beach, dragging them under the sand – is world’s apart from the gory body-horror of Isaac Gabaeff’s film. Whereas that film often played for oddball humour both intentionally and unintentionally, The Sand plays things very straight.
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Scream, Queens! The Top 40 Horror Films of The 80′s!

For the last couple of months in The Daily Briefs, I’ve been counting down my list of the top 40 horror movies of the 80′s, and now it’s time to unveil #1. But first, here’s a look back at #40 – 2.

Thank you for all of your comments, and I hope I triggered some fun memories. But now it’s your turn! What are your favorite horror films from that bygone era? Do you prefer the Jason franchise, or Freddy? Any obscurities you think should be more well known? Let’s see your lists!

40. Rats:Night Of Terror

39. Visiting Hours

38. The Boogens

37. Blood Beach

36. New Year’s Evil

35. The Beast Within

34. Dolls

33. I, Madman

Director Tibor Takacs followed up his surprise hit The Gate with this sadly overlooked, well-crafted slasher, written by David Chaskin (who wrote A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddie’s Revenge). Sadly, there’s no gay subtext in this one,
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Kevin Fraser’s Poster Friday Vol. Xiv

This weeks volume of Poster Friday features a random assortment of 70s and 80′s era horror films. That’s as far as I got for organizing any sort of theme…I’m…I’m a lazy lazy man. So without further ado…lets look at some posters!

You have to click the link. That one…right…down there. The “continue reading” one. There ya go.

First up we have a poster for Blood Beach which I included merely for that awkward tagline: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…you can’t get to it.

Next up is a classic Hammer Horror poster for Dracula Has Risen From The Grave. I love the simple provocative design of this poster, as well as the snarky parenthetical remark.

Lastly we have a poster for Creature From Black Lake by Ralph McQuarrie. Yes, that’s right, Ralph McQuarrie.
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Briefs: “My Ex-Boyfriend The Space Tyrant,” Matthew Mitcham Auctions His Undies, and SkipEndersGame

Birthday shoutouts go to Michael Weatherly, (above) who is 45, Billy Crudup is 45, Kevin Bacon is 55, and Angelica Huston is 62.

From Exodus to Shock the Gay Away: An Lgbt History Lesson

Geeks Out is gearing up for the November release of Ender’s Game with the new site, your one-stop boycott shop.

The Melbourne Cabaret festival ended on a high note, with drop of golden sun Matthew Mitcham auctioning off the Funky Trunks he was wearing … to the tune of $1000!

Below you can see the trailer for the new point-and-click game My Ex-Boyfriend The Space Tyrant. You can download a demo or purchase the game at the site. “Take control of Captain Tycho Minogue, space adventurer, as he explores other worlds, encounters strange alien characters, and ultimately confronts the greatest tyrant the galaxy has ever seen.”

Congrats to Wimbledon champs Marion Bartoli and Andy Murray. I’ve been a
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Details on Scream Factory’s August Titles, Including X-Ray and Schizoid

Scream Factory has given us official release details for their August titles: X-Ray, Schizoid, Q The Winged Serpent, and Dark Angel:

“This August, loyal fans are invited to combat the summer heat with a quadruple dose of 80s high-camp horror classics when a double feature presentation of Boaz Davidson’s X-ray (aka Hospital Massacre), starring former Playboy Playmate Barbi Benton, and David Paulsen’s Schizoid, starring cult film favorite Klaus Kinski (Crawlspace), debut on home entertainment shelves together in a double-feature Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on August 20, 2013; Larry Cohen’s creature terror classic Q The Winged Serpent, starring Michael Moriarty Law & Order), Candy Clark (American Graffiti), David Carradine (Kung Fu, Kill Bill) and Richard Roundtree (Shaft); and Craig Baxley’s Dark Angel starring Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) arrive on Blu-ray™ for the first time on August 27, 2013. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, each movie collection boasts original theatrical key art,
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Scream Factory Releases Schizoid / X-ray, Q The Winged Serpent, and Dark Angel Blu-ray Details

Okay, kids! Time for the goods on Scream Factory's Schizoid / X-Ray double feature Blu-ray as well as Q The Winged Serpent and Dark Angel, which was better known here Stateside as I Come in Peace.

From the Press Release

This August, loyal fans are invited to combat the summer heat with a quadruple dose of 80s high-camp horror classics when a double feature presentation of Boaz Davidson’s X-ray (aka Hospital Massacre), starring former Playboy Playmate Barbi Benton, and David Paulsen’s Schizoid, starring cult film favorite Klaus Kinski (Crawlspace), debut on home entertainment shelves together in a double-feature Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on August 20, 2013; Larry Cohen’s creature terror classic Q The Winged Serpent, starring Michael Moriarty Law & Order), Candy Clark (American Graffiti), David Carradine (Kung Fu, Kill Bill) and Richard Roundtree (Shaft); and Craig Baxley’s Dark Angel starring Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) arrive on Blu-ray™ for the
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Movie Poster of the Week: “20,000 Years in Sing Sing” and Title-Centric Posters through the Ages

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Above: 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (Michael Curtiz, USA, 1932).

When I wrote about the posters of 1933 last week this was one poster I deliberately held back (though 20,000 Years in Sing Sing was released on Christmas Eve 1932, it is included in Film Forum’s retrospective). The early 1930s, no less than today—though the execution was a lot more interesting— was an era of big floating heads in movie posters. While 1920s movies had the occasional floating head poster for their biggest stars, artists and studios still favored the look of early silent posters with their head-to-toe portraits and snippets of narrative. Though Norma Desmond said famously of the silent era “We didn’t need dialogue...we had faces!” it was ironically with the coming of sound that faces started to dominate movie posters and, until Saul Bass, minimalism in American movie posters was almost non-existent.

All that makes the 20,000 Years poster,
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The Best View-Master Dream Themes Ever

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Any of you out there remember the Gaf View-Master? I sure do, and I still own one. In the days before home video, the hand-held 3D viewer was often the only way kids could replay images from their favorite movies, TV shows, theme parks and vacation spots. Sure, it was just a series of still images in a slideshow format, but it was in freakin' 3D, and you could watch it anywhere. Nathan Martin, creator of movie blog Cinecraze, remembers the View-Master fondly... so much, in fact, that he put together a series of mockup View-Master concepts that we'd all really love to see. “They sure don't make them like they used to,” he writes, “and I always wished they'd make 'em like they never did before.” To better visualize those childhood dreams that never quite came true, he created View-Master concepts for classics like Star Wars and the like,
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Irwin Yablans' The Man Who Created Halloween Autobiography Coming in October

The executive producer and creator of the Halloween films, Irwin Yablans, is releasing his first book, The Man Who Created Halloween, just in time for the yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31st.

The full title is The Man Who Created Halloween: How a Bit of Desperation and Inspiration Gave Birth to the Movie that Changed Hollywood, and it's chock-full of insider info from Yablans, who is known for his work in the horror film industry. He produced films that include Halloween (1978), Roller Boogie (1979), Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979), Halloween II (1981), Hell Night (1981), Blood Beach (1981), and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).


The Man Who Created Halloween is the fascinating story of one man's improbable journey from the tenements of Brooklyn's Williamsburg to fame and fortune in Hollywood. It is also a chronicle of the shifting winds of change from the old studio system to the emergence
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Sand Sharks Trailer is Here to Bring Joy to the World

I don’t care what sweet candy you get in your trick or treat bag this Halloween; this just posted trailer for Sand Sharks is the tastiest treat you’ll snack on all day. It’s the Piranha 3D meets Blood Beach movie you’ve been waiting for.

Spring breakers have gathered for the annual Sandman Festival. Organizer Corin Nemec smells money. Unfortunately, a species of prehistoric sand tiger shark smells blood. Deputy Sheriff Vanessa Lee Evigan wants to close the beach when revelers fall victim to a shark that can swim through sand like water.

If that premise sounds too far-fetched for your feeble minds, then now might not be the best time to mention the shark scientist they turn to is played by Hulk Hogan’s daughter, Brooke Hogan.

The demented geniuses behind Sand Sharks are screenwriter Cameron Larson and filmmaker Mark Atkins, a long-time Asylum director most
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Hit the Slopes with Blood Lodge

All children of 80's horror will certainly remember Blood Beach and Blood Diner, and now the good people at Graffiti Playhouse Productions bring us a vision of the undead invading a tourist-soaked ski resort entitled Blood Lodge. Again, for those of you, like me, who cut your teeth on 80's films, think Return of the Living Dead meets Hot Dog...The Movie, indie style.

Very little is available on Blood Lodge thus far. You can see the official trailer below or at the Blood Lodge website. And the film's Facebook page indicates that Vincent Pastore (that would be Big Pussy from "The Sopranos") and Jasmin St. Claire (that would be the porno Hall of Famer who rose to fame after a "Springer" appearance where she bragged about her film World's Biggest Gang Bang 2 (a sequel to the critically-acclaimed original), in which she sexually pleasured 300 men in a 24-hour period).

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Hell Night (1981): Movie Review

by Chris Wright,

A lesser known yet surprisingly good slasher from the prime of slasher films is “Hell Night.” This movie is the last movie to come from Compass International Pictures, which is best known for “Halloween” (1978). They also did some lesser known movies such as “Tourist Trap” (1979) and “Blood Beach” (1980) before closing up shop after “Hell Night.”

This flick slid by the slasher era in the 1980s but has developed a cult following as time progressed. Best known for her role in “The Exorcist”, Linda Blair is also a star in this movie. This movie was released by Charles Band’s Media Entertainment and Video Treasures in the 80s and re-released by Anchor Bay on DVD later on with commentary.

The plot is fairly simple. A fraternity is putting new recruits in an old mansion and trying to scare them. The goal is if they remain the whole night without leaving,
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New Nintendo DSiWare & WiiWare releases out this Friday

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Get ready for action with this week’s offerings from the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop. Flowerworks: Follie’s Adventure challenges players to transform the world from drab to fab while Blood Beach sees you fighting for your very existence available to download this week on WiiWare.

Available for download from the Nintendo DSi Shop, DodoGo! Challenge offers players all-new challenges in the mission to save this dozy bird from extinction. Need for Speed Nitro-x will satisfy the speed demons amongst you, while for those wanting to test their brain as well as their fingers, Frenzic offers hours of puzzling fun. As for budding Rock Gods, Music on: Electric Guitar enables you to transform your Nintendo DSi into a pocket electric guitar!

Robox Demo (DreamBox Games) is a WiiWare demo launching this week which sees players crashing-landing on a strange planet, where they must unveil the truth behind their intergalactic mission.
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More Guests Announced for Creation's October Weekend of Horrors

Nothing says October like a horror convention, and Creation's Weekend of Horrors, returning to the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel this October 15-17, is shaping up to be one you don't want to miss. Take a look at the new names that have recently been added to the guest list.

Joe Pilato - "Captain Rhodes" in Day of the Dead (all three days)

Greg Nicotero - The FX master of the modern zombie himself (Saturday only)

Joe Bob Briggs - B-movie gourmand and host (all three days)

Gary Sales - Producer of Madman (Friday and Saturday)

Paul Ehlers - Star of Madman (Friday and Saturday)

Fred Williamson - From Dusk Till Dawn, That Man Bolt, Black Caesar (days Tba)

John Saxon - Nightmare on Elm Street series; Battle Beyond the Stars; Blood Beach; Silent Night, Evil Night; Queen of Outer Space (Saturday and Sunday)

Sybil Danning - Battle Beyond the Stars,
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9 Guilty Pleasure Beach Movies

The beach movie has come a long way from the days of Frankie & Annette, Gidget and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

On second thought, maybe it hasn't changed at all. They've always been about the same things: babes, beefcake, and trying to get laid without getting sand in your nether regions.

Of course, the beach films of yesteryear could only hint at it, but you knew that beneath the Aquanet and Brylcreem, those kids were waiting to sexually explode (in between having to dodge all those giant radioactive insects so prominent in that era).

The beach films of recent times don't have to hint at anything, and can be as blatantly sexual and nuded up as they want. And they don't have to tiptoe around the "love that dare not speak its name" either, although if you read between the lines of those 60's films, we were always there,
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MTV Invites You to 'My Super Psycho Sweet 16'

From Horror Squad

I wouldn't blame you for rolling your eyes skyward at the mention of the phrase "MTV Slasher Movie," but since My Super Psycho Sweet 16 comes from Jake Gentry, I'm feeling just a little bit better about the project. Why? Because Jake is one of the three directors who delivered The Signal, plus I've had some serious horror geek discussions with this guy, and he's the real deal. Like, you could mention Blood Beach, Hell Night, and The Gate in the same sentence, and he'll raise you a Funhouse or something.

So hopefully my optimism is well-founded, and I suppose we'll able to find out on October 23, which is when My Super Pyscho Sweet 16 debuts on MTV. Me, I'll hold out for the DVD release, because commercial breaks make me cranky and irritable. According to the IMDb, MSPS16 focuses on a party held at a roller derby that
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