Author Archives: Alex DiVincenzo

Film Review: Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After foiling a plot to blow up an American arms plant, Danny Coogan and his girlfriend, Beth, quickly find that their troubles have just begun. One of Toulon’s mysterious Puppets has been kidnapped by the Nazis, and under the wicked, watchful eye of the occultist Commandant Moebius, the Puppets’ life-giving serum is synthesized to create a master race of unstoppable soldiers. Moebius plots to assassinate the highly-decorated General Porterto deliver a crippling blow to … Continue reading

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Interview: Heather Langenkamp – Actress (A Nightmare on Elm Street, I Am Nancy)

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I recently sat down with the lovely Heather Langenkamp at the Rock and Shock horror convention in Worcester, MA to discuss her new documentary I Am Nancy, the lasting legacy of A Nightmare on Elm Street, working on The Cabin in the Woods, her upcoming role in the new Star Trek film and more. We’re here at Rock and Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts. How’s your weekend going so far? It’s been a really great convention. … Continue reading

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Contest: Win 247°F on Blu-ray

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247°F is out this week via Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and we have two Blu-rays to give away! The film is directed by Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia. It stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween remake), Travis Van Winkle (Friday the 13th remake), Michael Copon (“Power Rangers Time Force”), Christina Ulloa (“Charmed”) and Tyler Mane (Halloween remake). In 247°F, Jenna is traumatized when she is trapped in a small vehicle after a car accident, forced to observe … Continue reading

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Convention Report: Rock and Shock 2012

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Rock and Shock is an annual horror convention that takes place every October in Worcester, MA. Its ninth incarnation occurred on October 12-14, and I was on hand for all three days. Perhaps the biggest draw this year was former Kiss drummer Peter Criss, who had his own private signing room. Other celebrity guests included Danny Trejo (Machete), Tony Todd (Candyman), Doug Bradely (Hellraiser), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Derek … Continue reading

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Contest: Win Excision on Blu-ray

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Excision is out this week via Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and we have two Blu-ray copies to give away! The film stars AnnaLynne McCord (Day of the Dead remake), Traci Lords (Blade), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel: Part II), Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights”), Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”), John Waters (Pink Flamingos) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween remake). Based on writer/director Richard Bates, Jr.’s short film of the same … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bag of Bones (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. Suffering from writer’s block, a dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine. While there, Mike befriends an attractive young widow, Mattie and her daughter Kyra, and becomes involved in a custody battle with the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather, Max. Though his ability to write suddenly returns, Mike is plagued by ever-escalating … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 Charles Band directed Pulse Pounders, an anthology film comprised of three 30 minute sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, a Trancers sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster. Pulse Pounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. In addition the original 35mm negative for the 3 episodes has never been found. For the last 25 years, fans have been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: John Harrington and his wife, Mildred, run an exclusive salon devoted to wedding apparel for women. Although he seems a harmless fashion designer, John is actually a serial killer, doing in his young customers on their wedding nights. With each murder, John is able to see a bit more of the long-repressed memory of his mother’s death. When he murders his wife, she returns to haunt him. REVIEW: Filmmaker extraordinaire Mario Bava changed the … Continue reading

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Rock and Shock 2012 Convention Preview

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I’ve been counting down the days all year, and it’s finally here this weekend! Rock and Shock 2012 will take place will take place October 12-14 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. As a horror fan from Massachusetts, I look forward to the convention every year. This year’s list of guests is quite impressive and diverse. Celebrities in attendance will include such notable names as Danny Trejo (From Dusk Til Dawn), Heather Langenkamp (A … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Sunday (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mario Bava’s gothic horror masterpiece steeped in rich atmosphere, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead two centuries after her execution and wreaks vengeance on her killers’ family. Possessing the body of a descendant who happens to look just like her, Asa pulls out all the stops to exact her revenge. This is Bava’s credited directorial debut, and it catapulted Barbara Steele and him to stardom. REVIEW: Mario Bava needs no introduction … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The demon clown Killjoy is on trial in Hell! Having failed in his last outing to claim his victim’s soul, he must face the devil himself in Hell’s courtroom and prove that he’s evil and worthy of a demon. His only hope is the testimony of his last victim and a trial by combat. Killjoy’s murderous minions Batty Boop, Punchy, and Freakshow plot a daring rescue attempt, but they have nosy detectives, renegade clowns, … Continue reading

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Contest: Win Chained on Blu-ray/DVD

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Chained comes out this week, on October 2nd, via Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and we have two copies of the film on two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack to give away! Chained is the latest effort from Jennifer Chambers Lynch (Boxing Helena, daughter of David Lynch). I was a big fan of the film; read my review. In Chained, when he was 9 years old, Tim and his mother were abducted by taxi-driving serial killer Bob. Tim’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chained (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When he was 9 years old, Tim and his mother were abducted by taxi-driving serial killer Bob. Tim’s mother was murdered. Tim was kept as a chained slave, forced to bury the bodies of young women Bob drags home and keep scrapbooks of the crimes. Now a teenager, Tim and Bob share a depraved father/son/protege relationship. But who will ultimately sever the bond between ‘family’ and unimaginable horror? REVIEW: Jennifer Chambers Lynch hasn’t had … Continue reading

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Film Review: Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After hearing that Andre Toulon’s puppets have no strings but rather seem to have a life of their own, Dr. Hess, a Gestapo henchman during World War II, sends the Gestapo to the theater to kidnap them. During the melee, Toulon’s wife Elsa is killed and Toulon is whisked away by the Nazis. However, on the way to headquarters the puppets attack the Gestapo and escape with Toulon. Now Toulon begins to plan his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Puppet Master II (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Those nasty little puppets are back to wreak more havoc and take care of some unfinished business. Joined by Torch, the newest member of the sinister troupe, the puppets exhume their beloved creator Toulon and gather the brain matter that keeps them alive. But the Puppet Master has a deadly plan of his own… REVIEW: A franchise was born upon the release of Puppet Master, which became one of 1989’s most successful independent films. … Continue reading

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Contest: Win Lovely Molly on Blu-ray

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Lovely Molly hits stores next Tuesday via Image Entertainment, and we have two copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away! Read on for details. Lovely Molly is the latest effort from The Blair Witch Project co-creator Eduardo Sánchez. It’s produced by Mark Ordesky, who served as executive producer on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Gretchen Lodge stars as a newlywed who moves into her abandoned childhood home, where she encounters a presence … Continue reading

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