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Film Review: The Fun Room (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Eddie Roberts saw something horrible as a child: the torture murder of a woman. Now as an adult, the experience has led to his torturing and murdering young women. REVIEW: We’re in a day and age where everything under the sun has been done. It’s because of that, that you can also recognize the true horror fan filmmakers from the ones who are just testing the waters. “The Fun Room” may be a micro … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hellraiser Chronicles – Edited by Stephen Jones

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THE HELLRAISER CHRONICLES (PAPERBACK) Written by Stephen (ed) – Clive Barker (Intro) Jones (Author) Published by Titan Books Publication Date: 1992 Format: Color – 96 pages Price: $? This happens to be one of those books I’ve known about for many years and kept putting off buying either to them being out of stock or asking too much on Ebay. Being a pretty hardcore Hellraiser fan, I was sure I’d pick it up one day … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lenore – Cooties – Author Roman Dirge

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Well, after having the pleasure of reviewing his first 2 volume releases, what more can you say about Roman Dirge’s creation that defies logic and living? I mean when your a cartoon character I suppose there are no rules and should be treated as such. Though even in the cartoon world of the non-living, the sickened, the stuffed, the deformed, the inanimate there must be some kind of order? I think not, and that that’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sella Turcica (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Sgt. Bradley Robak (Damien A. Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton) and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser) remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad’s condition. Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are so pleased to see him alive that they don’t bring attention to his ill appearance. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Hammer – Author Marcus Hearn

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It probably goes without saying, to those who know me, but poster art books easily rank among my favorite style art books. It is just something about the marriage of history, retrospectives and …..well horror that really are exceptional when presented in the right way. Titan Books is behind the latest one that I’m fortunate to hold on to and it’s everything a film movie buff or horror poster fanatic could imagine. The theme of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hell’s Ground (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Pakistan s first splatter flick in the tradition of Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre delivers spine-tingling thrills when an attractive group of teens pile into a van that runs out of gas in the middle of a dark mysterious forest. Their ghoulish nightmare begins when rotting fresh-eating zombies and a decapitated head-toting screaming banshee-like hitchhiker begin to terrorize them at every turn. But when a mysterious figure dressed in a blood-drenched … Continue reading

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Book Review: Encylopedia of The Undead – Author Bob Curran

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNDEAD: A FIELD GUIDE TO CREATURES THAT CANNOT REST IN PEACE Written by Bob Curran Ian Daniels (Illustrator) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2006 Format: Black /White – 311 pages Price: $18.99 With so many variations of creatures, monsters and living dead monstrosities throughout history, it’s always a pleasure to find books that condense and summarize this information into easy to read novels such as Encyclopedia of the Undead . … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shocking Cinema of the Seventies – Author Xavier Mendik

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SHOCKING CINEMA OF THE SEVENTIES (HARDCOVER) by Xavier Mendik (Editor) Published by Noir Publishing Publication Date: 2001 Format: Black /White – 252 pages Price: $26.99 The Seventies were a cherished time for movie watchers and film makers. Alot o important pieces came out that not only drove new directions in cinema but also suggested the politics and mind set of the people at that time. Famous for many classics, it broke ground with films like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slasher Films – Author Kent Byron Armstrong

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SLASHER FILMS AN INTERNATIONAL FILMOGRAPHY, 1960 THROUGH 2001 (Paperback) Written by Kent Byron Armstrong Published by McFarland & Company Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 376 pages Price: $45 First let me point out that if you decide to pick this up you’ll definitely want to get it directly from the Mcfarland site as Amazon lists this title for $75. Slasher Films is a film comprehensive film collection of releases that occurred between 1960 … Continue reading

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3 new 1-sheets – ‘Bereavment’, ‘Vanishing on Seventh St’, ‘Red State’

Here ya go! – Gottta love new announcements with pics! Source: IMPA

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Grave Encounters: New Trailer and update link

  SYNOPSIS: Lance Preston and the crew of “Grave Encounters”, a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted – it is alive – and it … Continue reading

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Family Dysfunction, Witchcraft and Blood-Thirsty Creature – ‘The Creature’s Curse’

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Nyack, NY Horror Author Getting High Praise for New Novel Family Dysfunction, Witchcraft and Blood-Thirsty Creature Make The Creature’s Curse a Page-Turner (Nyack, NY: December 3, 2010) The Creature’s Curse, the debut novel by Paul Braus, has received positive reviews within the horror industry, including write-ups in Horror Fiction Review and Hellnotes magazines. The Creature’s Curse, (212 pages; paperback; available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and select retailers, SRP $9.99) published by River East Press, tells the … Continue reading

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TLACult.com Announces Finalists for Short Film Contest

12 Short Films Compete for Cash Prizes in Free Online Short Film Contest. Philadelphia, PA December 1st, 2010 – TLACult.com (www.tlacult.com), an online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailer specializing in unusual cult, horror and exploitation cinema, announced today the finalists in the TLACult.com 2010 Short Film Contest. Short filmmakers from all over the United States submitted cult, horror and exploitation movies to TLA’s corporate office in Philadelphia where members of TLA’s web … Continue reading

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Paul Is Undead” Author Bloodies von Trapp Family

Alan Goldsher, author of the critically acclaimed Beatles/horror/comedy novel Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, is going to once again blend a pop culture touchstone with a paranormal entity in My Favorite Fangs, a retelling of The Sound of Music in which the von Trapp family are vampires (except, of course, for Liesl, who is the clan’s mortal guide), and Julie Andrews is an ass-kicking destroyer of the undead. Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press will … Continue reading

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Throwing Stones: web distribution pair announced

Teen horror Web Series THROWING STONES lands double Web TV distribution with KoldCast TV and The Mingle Media Television Network! Both networks will launch the series beginning Wednesday January 5, 2011 on their networks with a frequency of a new episode each week for (8) weeks based on eight webisodes. MMTVN will also host a live Throwing Stones Web Show each week that will feature cast and crew from the series along with Q&A, swag … Continue reading

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Korea – 154,000 people go missing every year – ‘Missing’

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Based on true events that shook a nation… When Film Director, Hong, takes young starlet, Hyun-ah, to the countryside to discuss a new role, they stop at a farm that is renowned for its home-made chicken soup. RELEASED ON DVD 31ST JANUARY 2011

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Coffin Joe returns with the BR release of ‘Embodiment of Evil’

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JOSE MARINS, COFFIN JOE HIMSELF, IS BACK IN EMBODIMENT OF EVIL, A TOUR DE FORCE GRAND GUIGNOL NIGHTMARE OF BLOODSHED! After serving a 40-year prison term for the crimes he committed in At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul and This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse, Coffin Joe is finally released from the mental health wing of the SĂŁo Paulo State Penitentiary and back into society. The sadistic undertaker quickly returns to fulfilling the goal … Continue reading

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Sanctum: New debut 1-sheet

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Film Review: Deus Irae (short) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Exorcism. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. REVIEW: It really gives me great pleasure when I can say this about a short film these days among all the titles that come thru our neck of the woods. Deus Irae is one incredible piece of work! But accolades aside, a better way to put it is….imagine that you have just switched on the TV that is in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Event Horizon (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board. REVIEW: It’s quite possible that Event Horizon may be among one of the most chilling films ever created. Then again the backlash from critics and sci fi horror fans complaining of plot holes, fragmented storylines and a genre confusion may beg to differ on my analysis. One thing is for sure, …when you … Continue reading

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New 1-sheets – ‘The Resident’ | ‘Season of The Witch’

Two new ones for ya! Source: IMPA

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