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Scream Factory/IFC Midnight Set to Send You Into Narcopolis this March!

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Justin Trefgarne’s futuristic mind-bender, Narcopolis is set to hit DVD/Bluray on March 1st, via a partnership between Scream Factory and IFC Midnight. The film deals with a world in which drugs have been made legal and a group of cops who are assigned to crack down on black market dealers, ensuring that the rich stay right and the poo stay poor. Like any great film that deals with these types of class war themes, a man begins to ask himself if he’s doing the right thing, and all hell breaks loose. Sign me up! In 2024, the manufacture and consumption of drugs has been legalized. An elite police unit, known as Drecks, are created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich. When dreck and former addict Frank Grieves is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse, »

- Jerry Smith

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Bluray Reviews: Zombie Fight Club & Hellions

3 February 2016 6:33 PM, PST

We’ve got a double dose of Scream Factory today, with two film reviews that couldn’t possibly be more different from each other. The first one, a zombie film full of CG blood and the other, a trippy nightmare of a film that will not leave your head for days. Some good, some bad, both hitting shelves this week.

 

 

Hellions (Dir. Bruce McDonald)

Partnering A Christmas Horror Story writer Pascal Trottier with Pontypool director Bruce McDonald, Hellions is quite possibly one of the most imaginative horror films I’ve ever seen. Telling a very nightmarish tale, Hellions follows Dora (Chloe Rose, Degrassi: The Next Generation), a young woman who finds out that she is pregnant. Unsure of how to deal with the new, Dora keeps it to herself and when her mother has to go out for the night, Dora is left at home on Halloween, reluctantly passing out candy. »

- Jerry Smith

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Pluvio Umbrella Launches Website; Features Art From Alex Pardee, Other Artists

3 February 2016 4:46 PM, PST

We love coming across really unique and visually stimulating artists and products that showcase said creators. With this in mind, we’re extremely excited to tell you fright fanatics about Pluvio Umbrella, an awesome company who are providing some impressive, heavy duty umbrellas, with curated artwork from Alex Pardee and other awesome artists.

Launching their website just yesterday (Feb. 2nd), and it’s obvious that these aren’t your typical, cheaply made umbrellas. Made with premium materials that ensure a strong, durable product, the umbrellas also feature windstorm safe frames that have a chrome and nickel coating, as well as being reinforced with black fibreglass ribs and a rubber matte handles with auto-open push buttons. Pluvios are foldable and have a designed pouch with a strap, so you can store them when not keeping yourself dry and looking pretty nifty while doing so.

Each design is limited to 200 umbrellas and »

- Jerry Smith

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Spotlight Pictures Acquires Supernatural Gothic Drama Angelica

3 February 2016 4:43 PM, PST

News hit today that Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales for Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s supernatural gothic drama Angelica. Featuring a cast comprised of Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist), the film also boasts a crew of two-time Academy Award® nominee cinematographer Dick Pope (Mr. Turner and The Illusionist), Academy Award® nominee costume designer Rita Ryack (Casino, Apollo 13) and Academy Award® winning production designer Luciana Arrighi (Howard’S End). Two-time César winner Zbigniew Preisner composed the score.

Regarding the acquisition, Lichtenstein had the follow to say: “I’m psyched to be putting Angelica into the capable hands of the folks at Spotlight Pictures,” said Lichtenstein. “They will be effective, enthusiastic custodians of our beautiful and intensely emotional film, bringing it to a wide and diverse audience.”

Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in »

- Jerry Smith

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Icons of Fright Chats With All Hallows Eve 2’s Andrea Monier

3 February 2016 4:25 PM, PST

The Rlj-released anthology film, All Hallows’ Eve 2, is now out and ready to watch, with multiple stories from directors such as Bryan Norton (Seven Hells), Antonio Padovan (Once Upon a Time, Inc.), Marc Roussel (The Last Halloween), Ryan Patch (If I Give My Soul), Jay Holben (Hunger), The Kondelik Brothers (Airplane Vs Volcano), Elias Benavidez (A Boy’s Life), Mike Kochansky (Mr. Tricker’s Treat), and Andres Borghi (Alexia). In the film’s wraparound story, a young woman (played by Andrea Monier) comes across a VHS tape at her doorstep and in between dealing with a figure wearing a pumpkin as a head, she watches the tape and witnesses multiple stories all with their own demented takes on horror. We thought it would be cool to have a small Q&A with Monier, regarding the film, its segments and her favorite horror films. Read on!

 

How did your involvement in All Hallows Eve 2 come about? »

- Jerry Smith

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Scream Factory’s Got You Where They Want You When Disturbing Behavior Hits Bluray This March

3 February 2016 3:40 PM, PST

Scream Factory is sending you back to high school, when they release 1998’s blue ribbon body snatcher flick, Disturbing Behavior. Hitting Bluray on March 22nd, the Katie Holmes/James Marsden/Nick Stahl-led film is what happens when you team writer Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity, Con Air) with David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The Flash), one of the most prolific TV directors. Let’s all act like we didn’t blast the Flys’ “Got You (Where I Want You)” when this one came out in 1998..god knows I did.

In the halls of Cradle Bay High School, something sinister is happening… something dark… something disturbing. Sure, the “Blue Ribbons” – the clique that’s at the top of the food chain at Cradle Bay – appear perfect in every way. But underneath their clean-cut, well-mannered facades lurks a shocking secret – one that a group of Cradle Bay High’s outsiders and rebels »

- Jerry Smith

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Whoa,…Scream Factory Set To Give Fans One Hell of a Manhunter Release This May; Michael Mann Involved

2 February 2016 2:50 PM, PST

Let’s all give a collective jaw drop at this one. Scream Factory announced today that they’re releasing a 2-Disc Collector Edition of Michael Mann’s Manhunter. While details on the release’s supplemental material haven’t been announced just yet, the gang at Sf have said that it will indeed include enough material to warrant a 2-disc, and that director Michael Mann is directly involved with the release.

The artwork for the release was done by Christopher Franchi, with the film’s original theatrical artwork being available via a reverse wrap. Like many of Scream Factory’s previous releases, if you pre-order the film at https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/manhunter-collector-s-edition you will score a limited 18×24 poster to go along with it. »

- Jerry Smith

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Vampires, Sex and Blood in Dead Day Revolution’s “Vampire Blues” Music Video!!

2 February 2016 1:53 PM, PST

Whenever we get turned on to bands we previously weren’t privy to, we’re all about letting you fright fanatics know about them. Case in point: the La-based Rock ‘N’ Roll trio, Dead Day Revolution, a band that raises their middle fingers to any classification, providing songs all across the musical board and offering a breath of fresh air. Putting out their new album, “On Our Own” on April 5th, the band teamed up with director Dean Gold to give viewers a hellish ride in the form of “Vampire Blues“, a music video filled with vampires, blood and an ample amount of sex to round things out. The Nsfw video is incredibly well done, featuring Reka Rene, Adam Joseph DanielsErika Apelgren and a host of other vamps, all biting and grinding away.

We’ve got the music video for “Vampire Blues” for you readers, as well a very in depth “Making Of” video, »

- Jerry Smith

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A24 Releases Brand New Trailer For Punk Rock Shocker Green Room; Hitting Theaters This April

2 February 2016 1:05 PM, PST

Jeremy Saulnier’s intense siege film,Green Room, was one of our favorite films of last year’s Fantastic Fest, delivering a very shocking and lasting film that grabs you by the collar and throws you into absolute terror (review). Saulnier, having previously helmed the horror/comedy Murder Party as well as acclaimed violent drama Blue Ruin, delivered with Green Room, showing that he’s a force to be reckoned with.

A24 is giving the film a La/NY release on April 15, before being unleashed nationwide on April 29, and today sees the premiere of a panic attack-inducing trailer, which shows enough to get you excited, without showing too much. We couldn’t recommend this one enough, it’s easily one of the best films of the last five years. Be sure to check out the trailer below, and by all means, Watch This Film.

Green Room is a brilliantly crafted »

- Jerry Smith

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Fright At Home Reviews: Sonny Boy, The Last Witch Hunter, Burroughs: The Movie and More!!

1 February 2016 4:33 PM, PST

This week sees two Fright At Home articles because, to be honest, we’ve seen quite a few films lately, ones that have stayed in our heads. This one also sees a documentary about one of the greatest writers of all time, William S. Burroughs. We’ve got quite a few films to cover in this one, and we’re excited to tell you Fright Fanatics all about them. Read on!

 

Sonny Boy (Dir. Robert Martin Carroll)

One of the craziest films I’ve ever seen, Robert martin Carroll’s Sonny Boy is like a coked-up look at family and insanity. Revolving around a very unconventional family full of colorful characters, the film follows “Sonny Boy”, a kind-napped baby who over the years, grows up and is stored in a cage. Beaten and having his tongue cut out by the demented Slue (Midnight Express) , Sonny Boy years for an escape »

- Jerry Smith

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Mondo set to unleash trio of Becky Cloonan HÄXAN Prints; Expected to Sell Out Quickly!

1 February 2016 1:53 PM, PST

1922’s silent film HÄXAN is a classic, giving viewers a Satanic wild ride and rarely being topped by similar films. The folks at Mondo held a special screening of the Benjamin Christensen-helmed film at the Alama Drafthouse Ritz, and featuring a live score performance by music collective Wrekmeister Harmonies. Fans who weren’t able to attend the screening can rest assured, with the announcement that all remaining prints from the screening will be made available to buy on February 2nd.

Featuring a trio of varying colors, the awesome artwork was done by Becky Cloonan and will be released at an undisclosed time (like every Mondo print). I’m definitely going to pick one of these up, but the real question is: Will You???

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- Jerry Smith

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Theatrical Poster For Ava’S Possessions Released; Hitting Theaters/VOD in March

1 February 2016 1:33 PM, PST

Momentum Pictures is sending Jordan Galland’s horror/comedy Ava’S Possessions your way, when the film hits theaters/VOD on March 4th. The SXSW hit gives viewers a possession film that feels very fresh and unique, featuring an original score by Sean Lennon and great performances from Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy Marlene), Jemima Kirke (HBO’s Girls), Carol Kane (Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Alysia Reiner and Deborah Rush (both of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black), alongside horror favorites Whitney Able (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), William Sadler (Tales from the Crypt presents Demon Knight), Lou Taylor Pucci (The Evil Dead), and Dan Fogler (NBC’s Hannibal).

The film’s theatrical poster was sent our way and we’d definitely recommend this horror gem. Check it out!

Ava Dobkins (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, »

- Jerry Smith

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Top 5 Monster Themed Video Games!

1 February 2016 1:29 PM, PST

You dig monsters, I dig monsters, we all dig monsters. We’re always looking for interesting movies, books and for a lot of us, video games. There are some great monster themed games that will excite interest to the point that the time of day or night becomes part of the ethereal, they forget who they are, where they are, and anybody that disturbs them during peak action times in their gaming session may have to deal with the wrath of a monster.

It is immaterial of the style of game play it represents, each have their favorites whether it be video games, arcade games, or even online casino games. Many expert level players have their favourite gaming developers and stick with them, while others are excited to discover that there are new games launched all the time and are willing try new adventures.

Here is a list of our »

- Jerry Smith

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