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Land of Shadow and Substance: Inaugural Article

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The Land of both Shadow and Substance with Thomas Scopel Inaugural Article The date, January 13th, 2013. The place…somewhere nestled in a small beachside cottage along the mid-eastern seaboard of Florida. Now usually, going as far back as Christ’s disciples, including Judas, which was the thirteenth, to the more recent popular slasher horror film franchise, the number thirteen is primarily …

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Film Review: Ghoul (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In small town America in the 1980s, a young boy comes to believe that the local abandoned mine may be home to a gruesome monster. REVIEW: GHOUL is very much in the Stephen King tradition of horror tales centred around children, with all the secret hideouts, midnight meet-ups, rival gangs, domestic issues, bicycles, etc., that entails. Unfortunately several things …

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Film Review: Django Unchained (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. REVIEW: At first glance during the opening credits of Django Unchained, the film appears to be nothing more than a typical spaghetti western. However, within the very first few minutes it becomes clear that it is not, as …

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UNDER THE DOME Gets A Premiere Date

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Okay Stephen King fans, big news. CBS has announced what they intend to do with their upcoming adaptation of UNDER THE DOME. The press release explains it best so here ya go: “UNDER THE DOME,” a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, opens Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). …

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Interview: Stephen Biro – President (Unearthed Films)

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Stephen Biro is the President of Unearthed Films, the world’s foremost purveyors of DVD extremes. Since its launch in 2001, Unearthed Films has given the Western world such classics as Aftermath, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls, and This Hollow Sacrament. Unearthed Films was the first label to officially release the Guinea Pig series from Japan in pristine transfers with a generous amount …

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Film Review: Hysterical (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman who killed herself there one hundred years before and now wants him to replace her lost love, Captain Howdy. When Captain Howdy is resurrected, two daring …

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Film Review: Animal Soup (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three groups of hikers embark on a hike across the beautiful countryside, they quickly discover the local inhabitants are anything but friendly. REVIEW: Some films just head out of the gate pure nasty never letting let up. “Animal Soup” is one such film. Directed by David V.G. Davies and a fella who calls himself J.A.K., “Animal Soup” really doesn’t …

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Renegade Arts Brings on ‘Channel Evil’

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Renegade Arts Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of CHANNEL EVIL TRADE PAPERBACK, collecting the four issues of Alan Grant’s (Judge Dredd, Batman) and Shane Oakley’s (Albion, Cthulhu Tales) horror miniseries. This deluxe paperback collection also includes a new, never-before-seen strip, An Evening with Ba’al, written by Grant and illustrated by D’Israeli (Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Future Shocks). Inspired by …

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Gary Brandner’s ‘Invitation’ to get DVD release!

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From filmmakers Richard Stoudt and Laurence Holloway and master horror writer Gary Brandner, author of ‘The Howling’, comes a terrifying film experience called “Voices from the Grave’. . A trio of horrors that will make your flesh creep and your heart palpitate. Deadly spirits, vengeful and maliciously spiteful give fuel to these tales of supernatural terrors. ‘Invitation’, based on a …

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Creature Profiles: The Draugr

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Of all the zombie-like creatures that stalk the annals of history, one of the most terrifying is the Scandinavian draugr. The creature has enjoyed recent popularity through the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and inspired the Others in George R. R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Even Tolkien drew from the ancient tales of …

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