Preview: The 18th Annual Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

South Korea’s 18th annual Pucheon International Film Festival (PiFan) — perhaps the largest film fest in Asia dedicated to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and similar genre films — will be held this year from July 17 through July 27. I will be covering the festival for both Horrornews.net and the Horror News Radio podcast.

Each July, PiFan presents more than 200 feature-length and short films from around the world — some of … Continue reading

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HEAVENLY SWORD Video Game Fantasy Film Adaptation to Bluray!

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HEAVENLY SWORD

A Deity Is Reborn In The Highly Anticipated Fantasy Film Adaptation

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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 terror, is showcasing the latest news on the likes of Amando … Continue reading

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Verite Cinema’s VOLUMES OF BLOOD, New Horror Anthology Announced

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Five tales of dread interwoven when a sociology student gathers several of his friends at the local library to help him create a new urban legend with deadly consequences; Lily is in for a late night of researching and needs something to keep her going. It isn’t until she’s approached by a mysterious stranger that her luck may change… for the worse; a typical night of work for a librarian becomes a classic ghost story … Continue reading

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GODZILLA & MOTHRA Return with News of More Blurays!

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GODZILLA & MOTHRA ARE BACK & PRIMED FOR BATTLE!

GODZILLA 2000 (1999)

Including both the U.S. & Japanese versions of the film

GODZILLA DOUBLE FEATURE

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New BEASTS OF THE BAYOU – Premieres July 10 on Discovery Channel

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For hundreds of years, the marshes of Louisiana have been plagued by mysterious creatures intent on causing mass destruction. Some believe that these creatures are ones of mythical ancestry. Others believe there are more scientific explanations for the increased levels of destruction in the area over the years. Whose theories will be proven true? Featuring some familiar faces from SHARK WEEK 2013‘s successful special VOODOO SHARKS, Discovery Channel ventures deep into the bayou to explore … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Crime Thriller TRIAD Hits DVD Aug. 26

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TRIAD Debuts on DVD & Digital Aug. 26 with
Bonus Materials Including a Making-of Featurette

Director Daniel Chan (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded) assembles an up-and-coming young cast for the Hong Kong crime thriller TRIAD, debuting on DVD and Digital Aug. 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. William Chan (As the Light Goes Out), Michele Wai (Hardcore Comedy) and Derek Tsang (The Thieves) star in the story of three childhood friends who join the Hong … Continue reading

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BLOOD LAKE Terror with Killer Lampreys on BLURAY July 22

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Having aired on Animal Planet to Millions of giddy creature feature viewers, Animal Planet’s first Original Horror film, BLOOD LAKE: ATTACK OF THE KILLER LAMPREY’S is coming to DVD and BLUERAY July 22 from the folks over at ASYLUM under the title BLOOD LAKE.

Directed by James Cullen Bressack, the film stars Shannen Doherty, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Brooks, Ciara Hanna, and Zack Ward.

After chomping through massive fish populations, thousands of starved lampreys begin … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: Tourist Trap (1979)

SYNOPSIS:
A group of five friends on a weekend outing get more than they bargained for when they stumble upon a shuttered museum of mannequins and its lonely yet amiable former proprietor.

REVIEW:
One of the best yet most obscure horror films of the 1970′s has recently made its debut on Blu-ray. Tourist Trap opened in 1979 with little fanfare, and didn’t even play in any of the theaters that I frequented. … Continue reading

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ALIENS ON THE MOON: THE TRUTH EXPOSED – Save the Date!

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A TWO-HOUR SYFY EVENT DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL

yfy will host the world premiere of ALIENS ON THE MOON: THE TRUTH EXPOSTED, a two-hour event documentary special on Sunday July 20, 2014.

July 20, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of man’s first landing on the Moon.  We’ve all seen the footage and know the “official” story from news reports, the Internet and for younger viewers, from the history books.  But what haven’t we been told about Earth’s … Continue reading

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FOR NO GOOD REASON – Ralph Steadman Stunning Documentary Arrives!

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“An interesting look at the work of Ralph Steadman, whose grotesque, ink-splattered art
provided the ideal complement to Hunter Thompson’s gonzo writing.”
– Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News

Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins & Jann Wenner
Join Famed British Cartoon Artist Ralph Steadman

On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Digital HD Sept. 2

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Full Trailer For ‘Sharknado 2′ Spins In – And It’s Everything You Feared It Would Be

We have definitely entered “so bad, it’s good” territory. The trailer for ‘Sharknado 2 was released today via the fine folks at SyFy Channel and man – it’s pretty damn bad. But out of fairness – did we expect anything less.

They seemed to have embraced the absurdity of the fact that they have actually been hired to make another one of these and just went for every stupid, cliched, bad CGI moment they could … Continue reading

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Trailer For ‘Gone Girl’ Raises All Kinds Of Questions.

The new one heading our way from David Fincher is titled ‘Gone Girl’ and it stars the polarizing Ben Affleck. Personally, I like the dude, I like his acting and most of his films but for some reason – he rubs a lot of folks the wrong way. Right or wrong it’s just how it is and you know what would shut up the naysayers quicker than anything else? A kick ass movie that’s what. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Ape Independence

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Release: July 11, 2014, in 3D
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenplay by: Mark Bomback and Rich Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo

SYNOPSIS
A growing nation … Continue reading

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Found Footage Takes A Prehistoric Turn In The Trailer For ‘The Expedition’

Now here’s a found footage flick that is thinking outside the box a bit.

It’s titled ‘The Expedition’ and we get to watch some folks run, hide and get eaten by Dinosaurs! I’m in!

Here’s what this one is all about:

A research team led by a renowned and respected Professor who embark on an Expedition deep within the Amazon to study vulnerable and endangered species. However after a series of strange events, the superstitious … Continue reading

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New ‘SHARKNADO 2′ Featurette Goes In Depth About Filming In NYC

This is the month – this is when ‘Sharknado 2′ will be unleashed upon the SyFy watching public and there is nothing we can do to stop it – so we might as well embrace it.

As everyone should already be well aware – ‘Sharknado 2 takes place in NYC and will be featuring a chum-load of cameos. After the wild success of the first one, everyone and their brother wants to be … Continue reading

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