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Film Review: Witch’s Brew (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When two micro-brewers screw over the town witch, she curses their latest batch of beer. From that point on, everyone who drinks it suffers a gruesome ironic death. REVIEW: Any movie that opens with the death of a child is an instant attention grabber. When said child’s flesh ripples and boils with good practical special effects before bursting into flames and, more importantly, there is no cop out cut away, you know you’re in … Continue reading

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ABCs of Death 2 Contest Entry M is for Mundane Premieres

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New England-based independent production company Wicked Bird Media is proud to present M is for Mundane, their submission for the ABCs of Death 2 ‘Search for the 26th Director’ contest. Watch and vote for M is for Mundane here. All you have to do is click the little “like” button above the video to cast your vote. M is for Mundane stars John T. Woods (V/H/S/2, Mega Snake) as Winston, a regular guy with a … Continue reading

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Celebrate Night of the Demons 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Screenprint

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Kevin Tenney’s cult classic, Night of the Demons. To commemorate the anniversary, the folks over at Strange Kids Club have released an awesome screenprinted poster featuring the film’s cast. There are only 50 of these bad boys available. Strange Kids Club is having a party. You’ll have a hell of a time! Pop culture blog/art shop Strange Kids Club is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Night … Continue reading

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Blood and Guts with Scott Ian Returns for Season 3 on Nerdist Channel

Following two successful seasons, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian has returned to the Nerdist Channel with Season 3. A new episode will debut every Thursday, leading up to the season finale on Halloween. The Season 3 premiere – which features Johnny Depp’s regular makeup designer, Joel Harlow – can be viewed below: Blood and Guts is hosted by Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of legendary metal band Anthax. Ian, a longtime horror aficionado, … Continue reading

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Fright-Rags Release Limited Edition Halloween and Halloween 4 Merchandise

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Fright-Rags has released exclusive shirts and posters to commemorate the 35th anniversary of one of the most influential horror film’s of all time, John Carpenter’s Halloween, as well as the 25th anniversary of the fan-favorite sequel, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. These items are officially licensed by Trancas International Films. Fans can celebrate “The Night He Came Home” with Fright-Rags’ Halloween box set, which is limited to 800 pieces. Enclosed in a collector’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: Industrialist George Stark invites a small group of wealthy friends to his private island for a weekend of relaxation and light business. He wants them to meet the brilliant chemist Gerry Farrell who has invented a new chemical process. Against his wishes, Farrell is engaged in business discussions revolving around millions of dollars worth of investment. As each of the potential investors goes behind each other’s back, fear and mistrust grow, particularly once the … Continue reading

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Contest: Win The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond on Blu-ray

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The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond received a limited theatrical release back in 2010, and the movie has sat on the shelf since. With a great cast – including Danielle Harris (Halloween), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Nick Mennell (Friday the 13th) and Electra and Elise Avellan (Grindhouse) – fans were clamoring to own it. Thankfully, Anchor Bay put the film out on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Better yet, we have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nobody Can Cool (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Nobody Can Cool is a suspenseful thriller of a young couple, Susan and David, who travel to the mountains for the weekend where they find their borrowed cabin already occupied by Len, and his pregnant girlfriend, Gigi, who have overstayed their welcome. Reluctantly, they all agree to share the cabin for the night. An uncomfortable evening amongst strangers turns ominous when Susan and David discover they’ve been locked in their bedroom by desperate fugitives. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super Eruption (2011)

  SYNOPSIS: A “super volcano” lying dormant for thousands of years under Yellowstone National Park is threatening to erupt and wipe out much of North America. As lava explodes through the park, Yellowstone’s top scientist and a fearless park ranger work frantically together on a plan to save not only the park, but the entire world. REVIEW: Before seeing a single frame of the film, it’s easy to surmise that Super Eruption is reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: After losing her mother at an early age and being raised at a boarding school, Cristina Reiner is notified of her father’s death and summoned to Monserrat Mansion for the reading of his will. Other members of her strange, accursed family are found there awaiting the imminent demise of Cristina’s ailing stepmother, whom she has never met. When Death finally visits the castle in the person of an elegantly attired Queen of Darkness, Cristina … Continue reading

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Event Report: Boston Comic Con 2013

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2013 was not an easy year for the Boston Comic Con. The sixth annual event was originally planned for April, the same weekend that the the Boston marathon bombers ended up being caught. The promoters were forced to make the last-minute decision to postpone the event. Although many guests and attendees were already scheduled to fly into the city, safety rightfully came first. In the end, the postponement proved to be largely beneficial. Most notably, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kidnapped (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: A brutal tale of abduction and psychological torment, Kidnapped involves a gang of criminals who, when their robbery goes wrong, take a woman, man, and sick child hostage and embark on a tension-fueled getaway. In a departure from his more audacious visual style, Bava keeps the action claustrophobic and the tension wound tight, building to an unexpected (and unforgettable) finale. REVIEW: In Mario Bava’s distinguished career, Kidnapped may stand out more than any other … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Sabbath (1963)

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SYNOPSIS: A beautiful woman is terrorized by call from an ex-lover who has escaped from prison for the pleasure of killing her… A family becomes a feeding ground when their father returns home wounded after ridding the countryside of a hideous vampire… A nurse is haunted by reproaches from the Beyond after stealing a ring from the finger of a dead medium! Join Boris Karloff as he hosts (and stars in) this trilogy of terror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist with the secret chemicals and leaves him for dead in the swamp. Mutated by his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction – Authors Joe Simon | Jack Kirby

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The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction spans more than 20 years, beginning with the first stories Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ever produced together (beginning in June 1940)–their ten-issue run of Blue Bolt adventures. Then the Cold War years will be represented by Race For the Moon, featuring pencils by Kirby and inked artwork by comic book legends Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, and Al Williamson. REVIEW: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are among the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming

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SYNOPSIS: Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this brand new collection of library editions feature all new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless. REVIEW: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming third … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Grapes of Death (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Jean Rollins’ acclaimed cult horror film Grapes of Death stars Brigitte Lahaie as a woman whose vacation takes a horrific turn when she finds herself in a town full of zombie-like killers. Fighting to stay alive, she begins to think the town winery has got something to do with these evil transformations. Could the pesticides used on the grapes be responsible for all this madness? REVIEW: After several years of directing P*rnography under the … Continue reading

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TV Review: A Haunting (TV Series) Season 5 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: These chilling tales of the supernatural take you inside real-life horror stories, with each one-hour episode featuring eyewitness accounts and cinematic re-enactments of some of the most spine tingling and inexplicable stories ever recorded. You’ll meet Chris Gibbons, a Michigan attorney driven to the point of insanity by a ghost that has infiltrated his dreams; a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys taking walks with her children through her historic neighborhood, until something dark and sinister follows … Continue reading

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Boston Comic Con 2013 Preview

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The sixth annual 2013 Boston Comic Con will take place on April 20th and 21st at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. I’ll be in attendance, and I’m quite looking forward to it, as it’s shaping up to be a great time. Two of the biggest names attached to the event are “The Walking Dead” stars Lauren Cohan (who plays Maggie) and Jon Bernthal (who plays Shane). They’ll be meeting fans all weekend and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Everybody Loves Tank Girl – Authors Alan Martin | Jim Mahfood

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SYNOPSIS: Everyone’s favorite outback anarchist is back to blow things up, swear profusely and offend the elderly in your household! This time, Monsieur Alan Martin teams up with wunderkind Jim Mahfood to bring you Tank Girl as you’ve never seen her: wild, raw, foul-mouthed and forever rockin’ but rendered in a style that will bring pleasure to thine eyes. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Zombie Lake (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small lakeside town, young women are disappearing without a trace. The superstitious locals blame ”The Lake of Ghosts”, because of the lake’s haunting past, but the town’s mayor seems reluctant, or powerless to take any action. When another woman is found dead near the lake, with her throat ripped out, a reporter comes to town and soon discovers that the lake harbors a terrible secret dating back to World War II. It … Continue reading

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