Celebrate Halloween With Scream Factory!

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It’s impossible for me to hide the fact that Scream Factory is one of my favorite boutique media labels. As far as content goes, they give me the type of films that I really want to see on the Blu-ray format. They’ve had a strong first couple of years, and I see no signs of them slowing down anytime soon. Two of the biggest… neigh, THE two biggest releases of the 2014 Halloween Seasons is coming…

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Red Band Trailer: V/H/S: Viral

Red Band Trailer: V/H/S: Viral

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Say what you want about the first V/H/S film, I happen to enjoy it. However, I will defend V/H/S/2 to the death. What a great anthology that was. Dark, creepy, gory and inventive, V/H/S/2 does what any good sequel would. Take what made the first film effective, and make it even more so. I personally haven’t watched this red band trailer for the new sequel, V/H/S: Viral, because I don’t want a…

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Dead Air Episode 59: Bargain Bin Madness - C.H.U.D. II: Bud The CHUD / Class of 1999

Dead Air Episode 59: Bargain Bin Madness – C.H.U.D. II: Bud The CHUD / Class of 1999

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This week on the show, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD), Jesse (@DestroySuperman), and James (@DrJimmyTerror) dig deeper into the infamous Lionsgate Horror 8-Pack and continue the unofficial “Bargain Bin Madness” series (because there’s nothing really worth watching in theaters). (more…)

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Blu-ray Review - Disaster L.A. (Warner)

Blu-ray Review – Disaster L.A. (Warner)

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So, comets hit L.A. and people begin turning into zombies. What? No, I’m serious. This is a movie about comets or meteorites or some such nonsense, hitting L.A. and turning people into… well, I guess compelling them to put zombie masks on, because you can see people’s faces underneath the makeup. In all seriousness, I had no idea what to expect from Disaster L.A.. The cover made it look like…

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Blu-ray Review - The Battery (Scream Factory)

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I was on board with The Battery very early on. In all honesty, all it really took to rope me in was the unveiling of this badass, old school poster. I looked around on the net for reviews, but information was sparse. When the film was released on VOD/Digital, I jumped at the opportunity to watch it. I wasn’t expecting much from a no-budget zombie film. Little did I expect that it would secure a…

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Blu-ray Review - Godzilla (Warner)

Blu-ray Review – Godzilla (Warner)

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Godzilla has a cinematic history that has lasted longer than almost every other currently-running franchise. However, only a couple of times has an American filmmaker tackled the beast, and not always with satisfactory results. In 1956, King of All Monsters was released, but it used clips from the original film, and blended it with a mockumentary style wrapping. Later, we would get King Kong VS.…

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Blu-ray Review - Eraserhead (Criterion)

Blu-ray Review – Eraserhead (Criterion)

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When speaking of surrealistic cinema, it is impossible to leave David Lynch’s Eraserhead off of the list.  This film was released in 1977, but it wasn’t until the early nineties when I would be exposed to it. A friend of mine was telling me about the most “fucked up” movie he’d ever seen. At the time, it couldn’t be found at any video stores, at least in my area. I asked my friend how he was…

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Blu-ray Review - Willow Creek (Dark Sky)

Blu-ray Review – Willow Creek (Dark Sky)

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Would you believe me if I told you that Bobcat Golthwait contributed more to the world of film than just screaming a the camera? I’d wager to say that even casual viewers of cinema have seen a film that the man has directed, even if they didn’t realize it. Recently Bobcat came back onto the scene with a little angry film called God Hates America, and it was one of my favorite films the year it…

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Blu-ray Review - The Dead 2 (Starz/Anchor Bay)

Blu-ray Review – The Dead 2 (Starz/Anchor Bay)

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The Ford Brothers’ The Dead is one of the best examples of modern zombie filmmaking. I know it has its detractors, mostly because of the slow-going nature of the film, but I found it to be breathtaking, which isn’t a word you hear tossed around when describing zombies anymore. The Ford Brothers managed to capture what made films like Day of the Dead have such a strong impact on viewers. It…

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Blu-ray Review - Prom Night (Synapse)

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Prom Night is a very Eighties movie. My personal favorite Eighties slasher movie is probably The Burning, but when someone mentions “slashers” I can’t help but picture Prom Night in my head. Some movies just encapsulate the genre for the decade in which they appeared. Prom Night is such a film. I expected – with the current resurgence of Eighties horror in HD – that somebody would be releasing…

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