Trailer: Bayou Tales

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Horror anthology Bayou Tales has a brand new trailer. Set in the swamps of Louisiana, Bayou Tales stars Roger Bart (Hostel II), Lin Shaye (Insidious), and Neil Brown, Jr. (Battle: Los Angeles) in their own individual segments. No word yet on a release date. Find out more here. Official Logline: During a raging hurricane, a young stranger is trapped inside of a roadside cafĂ© where an eccentric older man regales him with macabre stories that … Continue reading

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“Midnight Hour” brews a macabre mystery in April

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A Gothic mansion, trashy love, ghastly murders and a bizarre mystery are served up to horror fans in the April, 2012 episode of “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour.” The entry, titled “Kiss the Blood from My Lips,” tells the story of a glamorous heiress (Alora Catherine Smith), who risks her father’s (Kef Lee) deadly wrath by dating a sleazy young man (Jesse Nagy) of whom daddy vehemently disapproves. Murder and madness follow in a mystery … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 2

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Continuing on with our essay,  we present -  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here. DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther Rolle, in stories of suspense and terror which characterised the short-run series: An imaginative teenager … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 1

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An anthology television series is a program that presents a different story with a different set of characters in each episode. These normally have different actors each week but some employed a permanent ensemble of actors who would appear in a different drama each week (like Four Star Playhouse). Others would have different actors and stories set in the same ‘shared world’ (like Welcome To Paradox). Many anthology shows would have a host to introduce … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unpleasant Tales – Author Brendan Connell

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Unpleasant Tales EibonVale, July 2010 321 pages “From the comic to the shocking, from the refined to the visceral, and blurring the boundaries between all four – Unpleasant Tales is a remarkable new collection of some of Brendan Connell’s darkest stories. Drenched in gluttony and decadence and with a scope stretching from the depravity of rulers in ancient Greece and Renaissance Spain, to phantasmagorical body alteration in Zurich and New York, these are supremely refined … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Buck Horror Volume 3 – Editors Chris and Kris Hawkins

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Another batch of pulp horror from the One Buck team. Another excellent collection of short stories to get your teeth into. If you’re wondering what to expect, it’s like an old horror comic without the pictures. It won’t take you long to get through, but as you’ve only paid a buck, you don’t begrudge its brevity. Non-spoiling taster to follow. Helpers by David Steffen – Love this dark fairytale of a child-snatcher with a large … Continue reading

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Trailer, Artwok and Info for GEORGE ROMERO PRESENTS: DEADTIME STORIES

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This is GEORGE ROMERO PRESENTS: DEADTIME STORIES a new anthology film heading our way on DVD from MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT on July 12th. Now the interesting thing to me is that one of the shorts is HOUSE CALL that was directed by Tom Savini and was previously released on DVD as a part of another anthology type of project that was titled TOM SAVINI’S CHILL FACTOR. It never got a major release and was only available … Continue reading

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