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It’s Alive (1974) 40th Anniversary Screening in Los Angeles

It’s Alive, Larry Cohen’s 1974 cult thriller starring John P. Ryan, Sharron Farrell, James Dixon and Guy Stockwell, is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary with a screening at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.  The film will be screening on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:00 pm.  Director Cohen and actress Farrell are scheduled to appear in person to discuss the ...

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CineRidge Entertainment Signs Actress Bai Ling to 8-Picture Deal

CineRidge Entertainment, the company behind Clinton H. Wallace’s American Nudist (2011) and Gregory Hatanaka’s Blue Dream (2013), has just signed Asian actress Bai Ling to an 8-picture deal. Ms. Ling, who has nearly 90 credits to her name between television and movie roles, played Myca in The Crow (1994) and Ria in Cranked: High Voltage (2009).  She has half a ...

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Paul Morrisey’s FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN Screening at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on 09/06

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Paul Morrisey’s 1973 film Flesh for Frankenstein, starring the inimitable Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier and Dalila Di Lazzaro, will be screened tonight on 35mm at the beautiful Nitehawk Cinema at 136 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY at midnight as part of their September “Nitehawk Nasties” series.  From the press release: Many versions of Dr. Frankenstein and his monstrous creation have ...

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SAMURAI COP Screening in Los Angeles with Matt Hannon in Person

The Cinefamily cinema at 611 Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, CA is hosting another screening of the cult film Samurai Cop.  From the press release: The “Samurai Cop” himself, Matt Hannon, will be here in person for a Q&A after the film! Even in an era when action sludge was more common than shoulder pads or skinny ties, 1989’s Samurai ...

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Kickstarter Campaign to Bring SAMURAI COP 2 to the Screen Still Going

As I reported last month, Samurai Cop, the 1991 cult film that still smacks of the 1980’s, has gained a large following due to its availability on VHS and now DVD (in a special edition on the latter). With the availability of digital cinema projection, the film has played to sold-out crowds on weekend midnight shows and continues to do ...

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SAMURAI COP Screening in Seattle with Matt Hannon in Person

Yesterday we told you about the Kickstarter campaign to get Samurai Cop 2 off the ground. Today we’re letting you know about the Samurai Cop screening in Seattle which takes place on Saturday, August 16, 2014. From the press release: Special Guest: the Samurai Cop himself, Matt Hannon! Cross out the squares as the insanity unfolds onscreen. This unique, interactive ...

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Kickstarter Campaign Begun to Bring SAMURAI COP 2 to the Screen

Samurai Cop, the 1991 cult film that still smacks of the 1980’s, has gained a large following due to its availability on VHS and now DVD (in a special edition on the latter). With the availability of digital cinema projection, the film has played to sold-out crowds on weekend midnight shows and continues to do so. If you haven’t seen ...

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SpanishFear.com Showcases Spanish Horror

I have been a fan of Spanish horror films ever since I saw 1972’s Murder Mansion on television one night during the 1980’s. Along with The Finishing School (1969), these two classic horror outings still have yet to be given the proper high definition treatment.  Hopefully these films’ luck will change now that SpanishFear.com, a website dedicated to española de ...

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Michele Soavi’s STAGEFRIGHT Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Arguably the best Italian slasher film not directed by Dario Argento is Michele Soavi’s stunning directorial debut Stagefright (1987).  A longtime favorite among horror fans of the giallo and slasher genres, Stagefright has never been accurately represented on home video, with the exception of the beautifully British DVD done in 2000 from the original camera negative.  All other pressings of ...

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North American Rights to EUROCRIME Documentary Acquired for DVD Release

The North American rights to a new documentary, Eurocrime: The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the 70’s, have been acquired. The film is due for release on DVD in the fourth quarter of 2014. Directed by Mike Malloy, the nearly 140-minute documentary features interviews with many actors and directors involved in the making of these films, among them ...

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New Horror Documentary WHY HORROR? To be Screened at Cannes

A new Canadian documentary on the horror film genre entitled WHY HORROR? will be featured at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The film follows horror fan Tal Zimerman across the globe as he talks to filmmakers on the nature of horror to understand why audiences pay good money to be scared. With stops in Japan, England, Mexico, the United ...

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Novelization of THE DARK CRYSTAL Out in June 2014

In his 1979 film Manhattan, Woody Allen referred to the practice of writing novelizations of movies as “another contemporary American phenomenon that’s truly moronic.” I was a child at the time and I loved buying the novels of my favorite films, among them The Dark Crystal, which had cool cover art and a nice selection of color photos from the ...

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R.I.P.: Actor Les Carlson

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One of my favorite character actors, Les Carlson, passed away at his home in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the age of 81. Mr. Carlson appeared in some of my favorite genre films. He played Graham, the telephone lineman in Black Christmas (1974), Barry Convex, the president of the Spectacular Optical Corporation, in David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1982), ...

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