Film Review: FilmGore (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A bloody collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made. Driller killers, Plasmatic Perverts and Sadistic Slashers are just a few of the disturbed individuals starring in this morbid collage. REVIEW: In what feels like a throwback to the video store days, when we judged the VHS tapes almost solely on their covers (and sometimes decided how much we loved the movie without having even seen it yet), I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trophy Heads (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Six famous b-movie scream queens find themselves the target of a sick fan’s obsession with their films. One by one, they are kidnapped and forced to recreate the biggest death scenes of their career. Except this time, their very lives are on the line. REVIEW: Full Moon Studios producer-director Charles Band returns to the horror spotlight with the web series Trophy Heads launched to coincide, support and promote Full Moon Streaming. The series reunites … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unlucky Charms (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Five girls vie for a chance to model diva Deedee DeVille’s fashion line, but they’re soon competing for their lives against four mythical beings, led by the mischievous Farr Darrig. REVIEW: There was a time in my youth, during the wonderful heyday of “Garbage Pail Kids” trading cards/stickers/unchewable gum, that I recall one of the many lesser successful coattail riders of that particular medium.  It was a series of twisted takes on breakfast cereals, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rewind This! (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape. REVIEW: Way back in the late 80’s I was an employee at (what was then) the biggest video rental/purchase store in NYC – RKO Video. Located on the corner of 49th & Broadway, it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire of the B’s – Author Dave Jay

EMPIRE OF THE B’S: THE MAD MOVIE WORLD OF CHARLES BAND Author: Dave Jay Hemlock Books This is a wondrous book which needs to be purchased with the utmost urgency. An expansive, comprehensive and utterly engrossing work of cult film perfection, this is a definitive work on one of genre cinema’s greatest – and most debated – characters. Covering the creation of the fabled Empire Studios, their own films and their pickup titles, it is … Continue reading

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Podcast: Corpse Cast – Eps 89

  Folks… This is the first Full Moon film that we’ve talked about on this podcast, and it’s no coincidence that it came on the heels of Mike signing up for Full Moon Streaming. Let the gushing for Full Moon begin! We’re talking about a 1997 film entitled Hideous! We’re also talking about a band that has been described as a cross between Type O Negative and Alice in Chains, two of Mike’s top 5 … Continue reading

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An All New Way To Get Your FULL MOON Fix

Charles Band is at it again. This dude loves to tinker with things and now he has turned his attention to the “streaming media” arena. The following press release explains everything. Actually pretty cool!! FULL MOON FEATURES DEBUTS ALL-NEW “FULL MOON STREAMING” UNPARALLELED INTERACTIVE VIDEO STREAMING MOVIE SERVICE BRANDED FOR ENTIRE FULL MOON UNIVERSE

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Film Review: Ooga Booga (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Ooga Booga follows an innocent African American boy who is brutally murdered by dirty cops, but his soul is magically transferred into an action figure named Ooga Booga. With on his tribal spear and old girlfriend to help he takes to the streets and trailer parks to find the men that ended his once bright future. REVIEW: I’ve always admired the vast and spotty career of Charles Band.  He and the production company he … Continue reading

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Go Old School Retro With Some Amazing WIZARD VIDEO BIG BOX Titles

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Back in the day one of the most coveted items any horror fan could own were the WIZARD VIDEO Big Box titles. They were legend and it turns out that after over 30 years company owner and all around good guy Charles Band has dug up a whole slew of these old films all still in their original packaging and is making them available to us, the fans. A press releases lays it all out: … Continue reading

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Rare Full Moon Features Retro VHS Packaging of Charles Band’s Collective

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FULL MOON FEATURES’ CHARLES BAND UNEARTHS EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF EXTREMELY RARE OVERSIZE VHS PACKAGING MINT-CONDITION COLLECTOR’S ITEMS BEGIN ROLL-OUT TO PUBLIC FEB 12 Horror legend and home video pioneer Charles Band had been putting off his warehouse cleaning for years. But during a recent overhaul of his extensive collection of collectibles, he unwittingly resurrected a veritable treasure trove of vintage horror limited-edition VHS boxes coveted by horror fans and serious collectors. Starting February 12, fans … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Haunted Dollhouse (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology of horror tales, each involving malevolent dolls. REVIEW: Love him or loathe him, Charles Band is a leading figure in genre cinema. Admittedly his output varies wildly in quality but I could never bring myself to dismiss a man who gave the world a gem like TRANCERS. In recent years Band has largely been confined to working on video and a cursory look at some of the titles he has been involved … Continue reading

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Film Review: Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After foiling a plot to blow up an American arms plant, Danny Coogan and his girlfriend, Beth, quickly find that their troubles have just begun. One of Toulon’s mysterious Puppets has been kidnapped by the Nazis, and under the wicked, watchful eye of the occultist Commandant Moebius, the Puppets’ life-giving serum is synthesized to create a master race of unstoppable soldiers. Moebius plots to assassinate the highly-decorated General Porterto deliver a crippling blow to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dungeonmaster (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer’s girlfriend as the prize. REVIEW: “The Dungeonmaster” bears the creation date of some of the cheesiest films in horror, 1984. You might have missed this one as its worn a few different names over the past. Listed as “Ragewar“, it’s also been known by its other name of “Digital Knights”. However, I remember it as simply … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dead Want Women (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Beginning at a stylish mansion in the roaring 1920’s, a socialite, flappers, and the men who love them come to their ultimate demise. These ghosts continue to haunt the mansion throughout the decade. Now they’ve come back to haunt and chase after a new generation of beautiful girls. REVIEW: The Dead Want Women opens in 1927 Hollywood at a swanky party hosted by silent film star Rose Pettigrew (Jean Louise O’Sullivan). The ’20s are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Parasite (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find away to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus and his rednecks and an evil government agent named Merchant. REVIEW: Written by: Alan J. Adler, Michael Shoob, Frank Levering Directed by: Charles Band Starring: Robert Glaudini, Demi Moore, Luca Bercovici, Tom Villard QUICK FIX: In a shoddy 3-D post-apocalyptic world … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When Jenna asks her four hot girlfriends to help convert an old mansion into a Halloween Haunt, they decide to party instead! Things get steamy between the girls, until they accidentally unleash the half-pint, horrible Killer Eye, a perverse party crasher from beyond. Bent on having his way, the Killer Eye will stop at nothing until he gets exactly what he wants. REVIEW: Charles Band and his Full Moon Features have a habit of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An evil alien bong crashes on earth. Its intent: world domination. Our stoner heroes are sent to the alien bong planet and held captive by nude alien beauties. Their only hope to escape and save planet earth: Eebee, the original Evil Bong.

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Film Review: Skull Heads (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The eccentric Arkoff family shuns society to preserve the secrets of their castle home in Italy. Along with great treasures, they guard the “skull heads,” mysterious beings that have power over life and death. When the castle is raided by art thieves, violence erupts, endangering the Arkoffs as well as the criminals. Noted horror director Charles Band presents this creepy thriller, which features eerie marionettes along with a live cast. REVIEW: Written by: August … Continue reading

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Interview: Charles Band (Full Moon Features)

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Mastering the ability to create intriguing sci-fi, and horror films is a complex task. It’s an untamed adventure through the mind. Full Moon Features has traveled this chariot of darkness for over 30 years. Haunting the screen, Full Moon grabs ideas from the nether regions.   Starting in 1976 as Empire Pictures, Charles and Richard Band have created over 200 films. Charles Band directs, produces, and writes. Richard, his Brother, has written countless scores for … Continue reading

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