This Fall ‘Prom Night’ Comes To Blu-ray

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1980 was a huge year for Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s the year she starred in three genre classics. ‘The Fog’, ‘Terror Train’ and of course, ‘Prom Night’. While “Halloween certainly thrust her into the “Scream Queen” arena it was the release of those three films in 1980 that cemented her crown. On Sept. 9th Synapse Films will release the later of those three – ‘Prom Night’. If you’ve never seen this masterpiece of 80′s horror … Continue reading

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Synapse Films Brings Nocturnal Nightmares with WORM

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Synapse Films Brings Nocturnal Nightmares with WORM In a future where we no longer have the ability to dream, people have turned to ‘Fantasites,’ genetically engineered worm-like parasites, for sleep relief. Delivered right to your door, these “worms” allow you to experience your wildest nocturnal fantasies by just dropping one in your ear canal right before bedtime! Charles (John Ferguson), a socially awkward young man, begins using this new miracle dream aid hoping it will … Continue reading

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SUSPIRIA Gets the Synapse Films Treatment as it Heads to Bluray

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Synapse Films, Inc. has acquired the North American home-video rights to Dario Argento’s 1977 classic horror film SUSPIRIA, with an original soundtrack by European prog-rockers Goblin. Described as “one of the scariest films of all time” by Entertainment Weekly, SUSPIRIA stars the beautiful Jessica Harper (Brian De Palma’s PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Woody Allen’s STARDUST MEMORIES) as a young girl caught up in a coven of witches controlling a German dance academy, with a guest … Continue reading

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Film Review: Street Trash (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with “Bronson” a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of the … Continue reading

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THE ODD ANGRY SHOT – News from Synapse Films

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Another powerhouse from the mighty continent of Australia! Tom Jeffrey’s 1979 action/adventure classic, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT! Tom Jeffrey’s THE ODD ANGRY SHOT is set in the late 1960s during the brutal war Australians shared with the United States: the struggle for Vietnam. Harry (Graham Kennedy), a hard-edged Special Air Service Corporal, meets a new company of soldiers during his second tour in Vietnam. There’s the naĂŻve Bill (John Jarratt), the easygoing Bung (John Hargreaves), … Continue reading

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STREET TRASH to Slime onto Bluray Soon

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NEW PREBOOK AND STREET DATES: Street Trash – Special Meltdown Edition – Blu-ray OLD DATES – Pre-book: 05/14/13 Streets: 06/11/13 NEW DATES – PREBOOK: 6/11/13 STREETS: 07/09/13

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Have a Meltdown with STREET TRASH Sliming onto Bluray

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JAMES MURO’S NEW YORK UNDERGROUND CLASSIC! STREET TRASH Special MELTDOWN Edition! All the vomit and toilet waste in glorious high-def Blu-ray! – From Writer and Producer Roy Frumkes! In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways—eighteen-year-old Fred (Mike Lackey) and his younger brother, Kevin (Mark Sferrazza)—live in a tire hut in the back of an auto wrecking yard. Life is hard, but the most lethal threat to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute. REVIEW: “Thriller: A Cruel Picture” is one of the great “all time” grind house exploitation films of the 70′s. In fact, it was more than apparent that the film’s influence spilled over into Quentin Tarantino’s opus “Kill Bill” which features one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stacy (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious, worldwide phenomenon is afoot that is causing teenage girls to inexplicably drop dead and, almost instantly, reanimate as zombies with a hunger for human flesh. These zombies are known as ‘Stacies’. REVIEW: It’s amazing no one thought of it before. Here we have two of the more ubiquitous features of modern popular culture—zombies and Japanese schoolgirls—together in one film. It’s easy to imagine the idea being pitched to a panel of cocaine-addled … Continue reading

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Film Review: Asylum (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When Jack, an aspiring young thug tangles with the wrong people he somehow gets an audition to work for the big time mob. After he botches one of his first jobs he goes on the lamb only to be captured, tortured and chained to a tree in a remote forest left to his own devices. Will he have the gusto to overcome his restraints or will he simply descend further down the spiral of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: The saga continues as Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other. REVIEW: Filmed back to back with “Basket Case 2″, director Frank Henenlotter’s third entry of the franchise picks up exactly where the second one left us. Namely with poor Duane (Kevin Van Hentenryck) re-attaching … Continue reading

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HorrorNews.net Giveaway French Gangsters and Asian Bad Girls

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Ready for a Christmas giveaway? Synapse and Impulse films present three title that will definitely put you on santa’s naughty list.  All you need to do is email me at joyhorror@horrornews.net and put “Synapse” in the subject line. Don’t forget to put your full name and mailing address in the body of the email. united states only!  We’ll announce winners in about two weeks. ________________________________________ Season’s beatings and christmas bleedings three titles to trim your … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Life and Death of a P*rno Gang (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Young director Marko, after several unsuccessful attempts to shoot his first feature film, makes an acquaintance with a p*rn director Cane and starts making films with him, showing his anger towards the society he lives in. After the conflict with Cane he starts his own p*rn cabaret club in which the socio-political shows are frequently performed. He gathers p*rn stars around himself. Gay couple Johnny and Max, a transvestite Ceca, junkies Rade and Darinka … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Exterminator (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A man’s best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him. REVIEW: It’s great to see some of the lost gems arriving on DVD, better yet on Blu-ray. Synapse Films has restored this violent classic with their new release which features both DVD and BR … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Scorpion (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels REVIEW: Synapse Films gives old “Red Scorpion” a makeover. Dolph Lundgren, in my mind, has always been a model action hero. I will say he has been looking a … Continue reading

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New Serbian Extreme From Synapse Films

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A P0RNO GANG Picks up where A SERBIAN FILM left off! During the final days of Slobodan Miloševic’s Serbian rule, a young film student named Marko becomes desperate to make a feature film. Finally getting a job as an adult film director, he quickly runs afoul of the mob and needs to get out of town fast! Assembling a traveling group of misfits into a “p*rno cabaret,” Marko and his … Continue reading

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