Saturday, April 09, 2005

Horror/SciFi DVD Releases for 4/12

Suspect Zero
The A-Team: Season Two
Blood Trail
Dead Life
Galaxy Rangers: Chained and Pheonix
Goosebumps: How I Got My Shrunken Head
The Hitchhiker Volume 2
Knight Rider: Season Two
Sasquatch Hunters
Shadow Star: Narutaru 1
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vols. 1-3
Street Tales of Terror
Teen Titans: Volume 2-Switched

Friday, April 08, 2005

Night Watch Trailer

You've got to check out this trailer from the first movie in an epic horror trilogy coming out of Russia. The film is called Night Watch and it looks insane!

Book of the Week: Countdown to Infinite Crisis

I know, I know, it's not a novel, but a comic book. I don't care, this comic has more plot twists and suspense than most novels and it's only 80 pages. 80 heart stopping pages! This is the start off point for a major series of events to happen in the DC universe. The story is going to expand outward over four seperate series of comics. If the series can continue what it started here, boy, it should be killer. I've never been effected by a comic before, but by the end of this one, you'll be left gasping for breath, shocked and saddened all at the same time. Without giving too much away, the story follows the Blue Beetle, the forgotten and underappreciated member of the JLA, as he stumbles across a plan of disastrous proportions that is about to fall upon the heroes. Infinite Crisis is to continue in the series' Day of Vengeance, The O.M.A.C. Project, The Rann/Thanagar War and Villians United. Even if you're not a fan of comics, I'd bet you would be sucked into this story. Get the comic while you can, and hey, it's only a buck! You can't find a better read for less. I give it ***** out of *****. I plan to see this thing through to the end and would like for you to join me.

Cody Banks goes Horror

Frankie Muniz (TV's Malcom in the Middle, Agent Cody Banks) is set to star in a horror film titled Stay Alive. The film centers around a group of teens playing an online horror video game and when their characters die in the game, yep you guessed it, they die in real life as well. Now I know why the current remake trend is so hot.

Tales From The Crypt DVD News

Warner Bros. announced details that they are planning to release season one of HBO's groundbreaking horror series Tales from the Crypt on July 12th of this year. The series began in 1989 and lasted until it's demise in 1996. Over the years, many noteworthy actors and directors contributed to the show. I remember taping every episode so I would have the library, but over the years lost track of all the tapes. Now with it coming out on DVD, it will be easier and less space consuming to revisit some of these great episodes.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

CD of the Month(April): 13 Hallowe'ens by Calabrese

Look to the right of the page, see Drac and his buddies rockin' out? That's because they're digging this new disc from "The World's Greatest Horror Rock Band!". My wife got me this disc the other day and I've been listening to it ever since. 13 kick-ass tracks brought to us by the brothers Calabrese, and every song is great, GREAT, I TELL YOU! With so many horror rock acts basically trying to clone The Misfits, it's so refreshing to hear an original sound with ghoulish lyrics and viciously raw music. My wife ordered the disc from their website and it even came wrapped in cobwebs! Everything about this band screams quality. I was truly impressed with the disc quality and packaging. For the independent label Spookshow Records, they really craft a beautiful product, all for ten bucks! The artwork is awesome, the lyrics are printed in the cover and again, the music rocks! I put the band's sticker on my bumper so every one in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area will know that I'm one of Them now. As a matter of fact, after I'm done posting this, I'm running to the local cemetery, I'm going to find the tallest tombstone, then I'm gonna climb that sucker and scream from the top of my lungs..."CALABRESE!...IS THE WORLD'S GREATEST HORROR ROCK BAND!!! YEEAAHHH!!" Hey Dave, Bobby and Jim, you guys did something that has never been done before. You guys break the rating system, ****** out of *****. That's right, 6 out of 5 stars...It's just that ghoulishly great!! Everyone that considers themselves rock and roll fans, not just horror rock should buy this album, the best damn album of the year so far, forget Green Day and all the other posers, Calabrese is the real deal! Click the link to go to the groovy Calabrese website and order already and tell them Dave sent you.

For Good or Bad, Another Remake

Michael Bay, otherwise known as "I can't find anything original to make, so I'll rehash old favorites" Bay, is apparently trying to get the go ahead to remake, oh I'm sorry, "reimagine" the classic film The Hitcher. Come on, as if anyone other than Rutger Hauer could play that role! New Gen horror queen Jessica Biel is reportedly interested in starring in it.

Bubba Ho-Tep 2!!

Ain't It Cool News is reporting that everyone's wish is coming true! Bubba Ho-Tep 2 is being seriously considered by a few major studios and everything is being hashed out at we speak. The title for the sequel is supposedly going to be Bubba Nosferatu. Bruce Campbell made a joke of the name in earlier interviews, but somewhere along the line it caught hold. I like the name and can't wait for it to be official.

Movie of the Week: Dead Alive

Talk about a classic if there ever was one! Peter Jackson's epic of blood and guts is as enjoyable today as it was when it was released in 1993. This movie paved the way for Shaun of the Dead and other black comedy/horror films ever since. No movie released or ever will be released that can match this film for pure blood spillage and I dare you to find another film where zombies are getting chewed up by a lawnmower...hmm, maybe the Toolbox Murderer could learn some new tricks if he watched this. The story follows Lionel, who catches the eye of a young lady and decides on a date at the local zoo. Lionel's conniving mother follows the duo to the zoo and ultimately gets bit by a ravenous rat monkey. She winds up getting a disease that turns her into the walking dead and despite Lionel's attempts to stop her, she spreads the disease. Before you know it, the place is crawling with the undead. The scene with the judo priest is absolutely hilarious, it should well be regarded as a classic scene of cinematic mastery. The box art is lousy but the movie is great. It gets ***** out of *****.

Monday, April 04, 2005

How Monsturd Was Made!

Here's a cool article that every budding independent filmmaker should read. It tells the story from start to finish how Rick Popko and Dan West made their original film, how they promoted it, got it viewed and eventually got a dealer for it. These guys are truly dedicated to their films. Check out the article, it's very informative.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Horror/SciFi DVD Releases for 4/5

The Amityville Horror Collection
Aztec 1948 UFO Crash
Camp Fear
Dead Doll
Deep Evil
The Greatest American Hero: Season Two
The Intruder
Mark Of The Witch / The Brides Wore Blood

Electra's the big release this week, but Netflix is sending me Camp Fear...Yahoo!!

DVD Review: Toolbox Murders

Ah yes, Tobe Hooper's triumphant return to horror, eh? The director of one of the original scarefests, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, tries to update a movie he made many many moons ago and succeeds in making another run of the mill slasher pic. While I didn't hate the movie, I didn't love it either. I was expecting great things for this one because of all the advanced publicity and reviews. I was a tad disappointed to say the least. The beginning was very slow moving and not until the last 15 minutes did the movie get moving. Angela Bettis was worlds better in May, here, she kind of annoyed me. The story centers on a couple that move into a dilapidated apartment building that houses a secret, a deadly secret, mwa ha ha ha! Neighbors slowly, and I mean slowly, begin to die and eventually we find out what they did with Darkman's costume after that franchise dried up, they loaned it to the Toolbox Murderer! His method of killing is self explanatory and he uses a few good choices. It doesn't however, save this film. The extra's on the disc are few and not special. Sorry Tobe, you get only **1/2 out of *****.