31- Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams
32- Meshuggah – Bleed
Gonna be one hell of a haunt season. A bevy of “must own” discs are heading our way and here’s another one to add to that list. The HAMMER classic DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
Originally release in 1966 and starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, and Andrew Keir the Blu-ray will be hitting shelves here on Sept. 3rd.
For many years after becoming one of the definitive movie Draculas in the 1958 Hammer Films … Continue reading
When it comes to cult favorite blu-ray releases you need only check out SYNAPSE if you want to find extremely cool, hard to find films to grace your movie room. Every month they manage to find a title or two that rocks our world and they’ve done it again with their latest announcement.
HANDS OF THE RIPPER is making the trip to Blu-ray and here are all the details you need:
â€œAnother landmark title in … Continue reading
Nothing makes my day like being able to report to you all that some truly classic horror is heading to your collection. Not just any classic horror but HAMMER horror.
The press release reveals all:
“Legal and illegal criminality. An American tourist with a boat is robbed by a gang of teenager boys, assisted by the leader’s sister. But soon afterward she jumps to the victim’s boat to escape her brother’s incestuous jealousy. The couple fly together and is hunted by the entire gang. Both happen to enter high-classified military territory. There might be a third and atomic world war, after which no ordinary man could … Continue reading
“When Sir Charles Baskerville dies unexpectedly, his nephew and heir Sir Henry returns from South Africa. Dr. Mortimer, the local doctor, is concerned about Sir Henry’s safety as he is convinced that Sir Charles was literally frightened to death. He consults Sherlock Holmes and recounts the tale of one Sir Hugo Baskerville who, several generations previously, had been killed by a huge hound and which now is believed by some … Continue reading
“Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for Moon colonization, is intrigued by the mysterious traces that have been showing up on his radar – meteorites crashing down. Following them to the place where they should be landing he finds a destroyed village, a mysterious factory too close to his designs for the Moon colony for comfort, and some strange aerodynamic objects containing a mysterious, ammonia-based gas that infects one of his … Continue reading
“Professor Bernard Quatermass is in charge of a manned rocket mission that has gone awry. They lost contact with the spaceship at one point and have no idea how far into space it may have traveled. When the rocket crash lands in a farmer’s field they find that only one of the three occupants, Victor Carroon, is on board; the others have simply vanished. Slowly, the surviving astronaut begins to transform … Continue reading
In nineteenth century middle-Europe, orphaned teenage twins Maria and Frieda go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, who heads the Brotherhood, a vigilante group trying to stamp out vampirism. But their methods are random and misplaced and the only result is a terrorised populace. The real threat lies with Count Karnstein, and although the twins seem outwardly to be identical, Frieda finds herself much more drawn than her sister to the … Continue reading
I really do believe that SYNAPSE just may be the number one producer of quality horror DVD and Blu-rays. Every month they blow my mind with another great release. This month it’s the announcement of HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR.
As a young horror fan, I really wasn’t that into the HAMMER brand of horror and as such have not seen these episodes before. My appreciation for all things HAMMER came later … Continue reading
â€œThis remarkable journey through the Hammer vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammerâ€™s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studioâ€™s latest productions.
Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn, and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with … Continue reading
The story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and … Continue reading
First up is a new ghost tale titled THE QUIET ONES. Its one of those “Based on a true story” flicks that’s going to fill us in on the happenings of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist.
Sounds pretty damn … Continue reading
It sure is nice having HAMMER back in the horror game. They’ve been releasing some pretty stand out fare and it looks like their next one THE WOMAN IN BLACK is going to uphold that long standing tradition.
A new TV spot hit online earlier and I thought you all might want to take a peek. Just as a reminder, THE WOMAN IN BLACK opens Feb. 3rd and stars Daniel Radcliffe.
The film tales the … Continue reading
HAMMER has been dishing out the horror pretty steady the last few months. Tonight I got the word on their next release a flick called WAKE WOOD. Here’s the creepy cover art:
And here is what we can expect story wise:
We are told the tale of Patrick and Louise Daley (Aiden Gillen and Eva Birthistle), whose 9-year-old daughter, Alice (Ella Connolly), is killed in a horrific dog attack. To escape … Continue reading
“In London in the seventies, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus … Continue reading
One of the most successful and prolific British production companies, Hammer Films has become synonymous with horror – most notably the unforgettable series of Dracula and Frankenstein films which were instrumental in launching the careers of my dear old friends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Elevating the horror film in much the same fashion as the illustrious Ealing Studios did for comedy, the Hammer Horror was overall quintessentially British, frequently stylish, often … Continue reading
Hammer is almost as well known for the way it promoted its films as for the films themselves. The legendary British production company supported each new release with eye-catching posters that have become classics of their kind.
Licensed by Coolabi, fully authorized by Hammer Films Productions Ltd., and annotated by acclaimed historian Marcus Hearn (author of the recent bestseller Hammer Glamour) The Art of Hammer is a testament to the … Continue reading