If you’re in the mood for some contemporary chills this Halloween then take note as the 2011 Colombian film THE SQUAD marches in on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the U.S. on October 21st!
Synopsis: When all communication with a remote military base situated in an area of intense guerrilla activity is lost, a unit of soldiers is sent on a mission to regain contact with their brothers-in-arms. Fearing the base has been taken over by enemy forces, they arrive to find the place littered with corpses and the walls daubed with blood and what appear to be magical symbols intended to ward off evil. Confused and isolated, the soldiers find themselves gripped by inexplicable feelings of fear, mistrust and paranoia that leads them to question the nature and identity of their enemy.
“**** …Remarkably atmospheric and well-crafted horror film…” – Dread Central
“****…A terrifyingly tense nightmare.” – Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre
Behind The Squad (making of)
This week was recorded in the past of the future, but in the present…no…now we are in the present…fuck I don’t know. This week I am once again joined by that pumpkin faced cocksucker Vincent Renfield and The Newsfinder General! We take a look at the new release of Donald Farmer’s Invasion of the Scream Queens sent to us by Wild Eye Releasing! That’s it. That’s the entire show. Oh, we also have a really great interview with Eric Stanze (Ratline, Scrapbook) about his upcoming film Stoplight, indie filmmaking and how its changed over the years and some of his older films!
This week I am joint by The Newsfinder General and the come back from the one, the only, the pumpkin faced cocksucker himself…Vincent Renfield. We are also joined by Dr. Jimmy Terror a.k.a. James Harris from – http://www.docterror.com – to help kick off Italian Horror Week III on his site by reviewing some Italian horror films! We decided to go for some of the less talked about films, so first up is Mario Bava’s Shock (Beyond The Door II), Francesco’s Barilli’s The Perfume of the Lady in Black and the newly released (but not in the USA) Tulpa (Perdizioni mortali) directed by Federico Zampaglione! We also take a look at the newest released from One Way Static Records with Roberto Donati’s score for Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox (Make Them Die Slowly).
As you may know by now, horror writer/director Chuck Conry’s (zombiesdontrun.net) film MORBID will be released on August 26 on DVD from Wild Eye Releasing. However, Chuck is about to once again get things rolling on his next film, an action/horror/exploitation hybrid titled, THE BALLAD OF THE WORMS
While little details can be given at this time, what we do know is that it will apparently pit a supernatural ninja against a woman-hating cult and is set in the backwoods of Manchester Tennessee, which is known for being the yearly home of the Bonnaroo music festival.
Pre-production is said to be starting soon with filming hopefully starting before the end of the year. The intention is to have it ready by early 2015 with a release soon after.
Yesss! Get your terrible 80′s clothes on and get ready to dance! Some regard Prom Night as one of the greatest slashers of all time and I wouldn’t argue with them! While it’s not one of my favorite slashers, I can remember watching the hell out of it as a child. It holds a special place in my heart and now it will hold one in my blu-ray collection! Synapse are giving it a new 2K master from the original 35mm print and tons of special features. This is a must own!
From the official press release:
SOME WILL BE CROWNED.
OTHERS WILL LOSE THEIR HEADS.
SLASHING YOUR WAY ON BLU-RAY AND DVD SEPTEMBER 9!
GET YOUR TUXEDOS ON!
Jamie Lee Curtis (HALLOWEEN, THE FOG) and Leslie Nielsen (THE NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE, FORBIDDEN PLANET) star in this celebrated slasher classic.
Four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did… someone waiting for gruesome revenge! Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play…Are you ready for a bloody night of
“Disco Madness”? Synapse Films is proud to presentPROM NIGHTin a beautiful new version, remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix.
• Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative
• New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for this Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included)
• Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray
• THE HORRORS OF HAMILTON HIGH: The Making of “Prom Night” – Featurette
• Collection of Additional Scenes Added for Television Broadcast
• Never-Before-Seen Outtakes from “Prom Night” *Exclusive to Blu-ray
• Motion Still Gallery *Exclusive to Blu-ray
• Original Theatrical Trailer & Television Spots
• English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Directed by:Paul Lynch Starring:Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Eddie Benton
Run Time: 92 minutes Release Date:September 9, 2014 Language: English Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1 Formats: Blu-ray and DVD Blu-ray Region: A DVD Region:1
Blu-ray UPC: 654930316597 DVD UPC: 654930316696 Blu-ray SRP: $24.95 DVD SRP: $19.95
I am once again joined by Chuck Conry and The Newsfinder General and we are here to discuss two of my most anticipated blu-ray releases of the year! First up is Synapse Film’s release of Countess Dracula and Grindhouse Releasing’s’ new three disc blu-ray of Cannibal Holocaust! That’s not all, we also have reviews for Massacre Video’s newest German splatter title Voyage to Agatis and the soon to be cult classic Wolfcop! There is also a 15 minute interview I did at Days of the Dead this past weekend with Adam Ahlbrandt, Natalie Jean, Haley Madison and Anthony Curry. It’s exactly what you ‘d think it is. Happy Fourth of July! America! WOO!
That’s right, Scream Factory has announced that they will be releasing season one of Eli Roth produced Netflix original series Hemlock Grove. Now if you didn’t get a chance to watch this garbage on Netflix you can now own it. Yay.
Synopsis: In a small Pennsylvania town, something evil has come in search of prey. But who is the true monster in Hemlock Grove? The brutal slaying of a teenage girl sends the townspeople of Hemlock Grove into a desperate search to find her killer. But this sleepy community soon finds itself living a nightmare as secrets and rumors threaten to drive them all down a dark path as they struggle to uncover the truth. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly-arrived Gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret.
Executive produced by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, and stars Famke Janssen (X-Men) Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Altitude), Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries), and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II). Season 2 begins airing on Netflix next week on July 11th.