Film Review: Congo (1995)

SYNOPSIS: “A megalomaniac CEO sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter-in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher … Continue reading

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Bruce Campbell’s Horror Fest Coming 2015

Wizard World Chicago Presents: Bruce Campbell’s Horror Fest March 6-8, 2015 ‘The Evil Dead,’ ‘Army of Darkness’ Star To Emcee Full Three-Day Event Celebrating Everything Horror; Many Other Genre Stars, Directors, Writers To Attend; New Content To Be Available On Wizard World’s Cinedigm Channel ROSEMONT, Ill., March 24, 2014 – It will be a Wizard World show like fans have never seen when the one and only Bruce Campbell emcees an entire weekend of horror … Continue reading

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Bruce Campbell “Appears” To Confirm ARMY OF DARKNESS 2

Wouldn’t ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 technically be EVIL DEAD 4? I’m confused but I guess in the long run who gives a shit as long as Ash gets back to kicking some demon ass. If you remember right last month I told you that EVIL DEAD remake director Fede Alverez hinted at the fact that Raimi and company “might” be working on the much anticipated sequel (or fourth chapter, however you want to look at … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 48

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Featuring the films and career of director Sam Raimi. Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. This week Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani cover the films of Sam Raimi, one of the most kinetic and frenzied cinematic directors of the modern era. With a career spanning decades from his debut film, The Evil Dead (1981), to his most recent blockbuster, Oz The Great and Powerful (2013), Raimi has influenced a generation (or more) of young directors. … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 01

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Two big events are happening this week: the release of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead (2013) and the launch of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast! That’s right, your favorite horror website, HorrorNews.Net, now has its very own horror podcast. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani join together to recap and review the sequel to the 1981 Sam Raimi classic, Evil Dead. The grue-crew discuss the merits of  the film, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Dead (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror REVIEW: “Evil Dead” (2013), has probably been the most requested film from my staff to review this season. Most likely because the excitement for a really jarring remake has been long overdue. In fact, even with the remake-haters revving up … Continue reading

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Latest Clip From EVIL DEAD Gets An Intro From Bruce And Fede

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EVIL DEAD fever is spreading quicker then a venereal disease and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Us in the horror media can’t spew out tag lines quick enough to describe our love for the remake and fans seem to be taking it all in and are prepared to line up and spill the cash. The good news is, the hype will only last another week as the April 5th premiere is … Continue reading

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A New Poster And Some New Stills For EVIL DEAD

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A new poster popped up online today. It sings the praises of the film with quotes from various outlets review of the film, I like it better then the “all red, girl walking away from you” poster they’ve been using. For some reason the image is really tiny but hoping to get a hold of a larger hi def version and as soon as I do, you’ll see it. Some new stills also were released … Continue reading

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Video Madness: Siskel & Ebert – The Evil Dead (1981)

At The Movies w/ Siskel & Ebert review the original 1981 classic, The Evil Dead Here is a trip back to the 80′s with our favorite duo of movie reviewers. Agree with them or not, Siskel and Ebert are forever part of our culture.  They tackle the Sam Raimi classic, The Evil Dead and while most ( if not all ) of us will not agree with these experts, it’s still a cool blast from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. REVIEW: Why oh why did Hollywood decide that a prequel to “The Wizard Of Oz” (1939) was necessary? We got more than a few sequels already (1985′s “RETURN TO OZ” being the most egregious of the lot), a remake of sorts (1978′s “THE WIZ”) & a slew of animated features … Continue reading

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The Cult Hit CRIMEWAVE Coming To Blu-ray

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So, what would happen if you got Joel and Ethan Coen and Sam Raimi together in a room? CRIMEWAVE, that’s what. A cult hit crime / comedy classic CRIMEWAVE is going to be making its long overdue Blu-ray debut on May 14th thanks to those wonderful film fans over at SHOUT Factory. Details arrived in my inbox this morning and while details are still a little thin (no special features announced yet) it’s great to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Army of Darkness (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. REVIEW: One of the classic entries of the “Evil Dead” franchise, “Army of Darkness” is a true gem. With the usual team of director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell behind this, it was sure to be a fan favorite. And so it was…… taking on the character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: “Peter Parker can’t seem to catch any kind of break. Being Spider-Man has brought him nothing but problems as far as his personal life is concerned. Not only that, Mary Jane Watson is engaged to astronaut John Jameson, and Peter may lose her forever. Things are so bad for him that he is pushed past his breaking point, so he decides that he doesn’t want to be a super hero anymore, until a freak … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider-Man (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on Marvel Comics’ superhero character, this is a story of Peter Parker who is a nerdy high-schooler. He was orphaned as a child, bullied by jocks, and can’t confess his crush for his stunning neighbourhood girl Mary Jane Watson. To say his life is ‘miserable’ is an understatement. But one day while on an excursion to a laboratory a runaway radioactive spider bites him, and his life changes in a way no one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer. REVIEW: Sequels should be looked at as movies in their own right – just in case the first was missed and how they function as follow ups to the original. With horror/thrillers there are countless examples of sequels missing the freshness of the first and often it is the case that it would have been better to leave well alone. Maniac … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Dead II Dead By Dawn (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: “A young man named Ash takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin in the woods where he plays back a professor’s tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor’s daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into … Continue reading

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