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Arcade

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Hey gang sorry I missed the past week my mother fell ill so I spent the past few days with her in the hospital. Good news she is home and doing well. In the mean time check out Patrick Bromley's review for full moon's Arcade over at F!This Movie





The Crazies

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End of The World VHS Throw Back

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End Of The World
1977 | Color | 88 Minutes | 1:37:1 | PG | Sci-Fi | Mono | Charles Band Productions



Director:
John Hayes (Grave of the Vampire, Tales from the Darkside TV)

Writer:  Frank Ray Perilli (Laser Blaster)

Stars:
Christopher Lee
Sue Lyon Kirk Scott and Jon Van Ness in his first movie role.
Prof. Andrew Boran (Kirk Scott) is a research scientist who discovers strange radio signals in space that appear to originate from the Earth. The signals seem to predict natural disasters occurring around the globe.

When he and his wife (Sue Lyon) decide to investigate the source of the signals, they end up being held captive in a convent that's been infiltrated by aliens. These invaders plan to destroy the world with the natural disasters. As the human, Father Pergad and alien leader Zindar (Christopher Lee) explain - the Earth is a hotbed of disease that cannot be permitted to continue polluting the galaxy.

End of the World is the 4th Movie in the Charles Band Productions. The movie i…

Sharknado 2

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When the shark's invade New York who will be there to help Ian Ziering and Tera Reid? Well why not more who's who of the washed up actor fame. Let's add Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, and Judd Hirsch. Now let me break down the rumors for you:

Vivvica A. Fox will play Fin’s old high school friend, Skye.

Mark McGrath will play Fin’s brother-in-law.

Kelly Osbourne will play the flight attendant.

Andy Dick will play the police officer.

Judah Friedlander is set to play Brian.

Judd Hirsch plays the taxi driver, naturally right!?!
Sharknado 2 is set to go into production next week. No date as to when SyFy will release the furry on us. My guess is mid summer.

Please stop Billy Ray please!!

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Dear lord please help me!!! And he picks on his kid during this song WTF!


A woman whose hatred knew no bounds! Tonight on Svengoolie

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She-Wolf of London
1946 | B&W | 61 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: Jean Yarbrough

Writers:  Dwight V. Babcock

Stars: Don Porter June Lockhart Sara Haden
A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.
Here are some fun facts about She-Wolf of London. Released on May 17, 1946 as part of a double bill with The Cat Creeps (1946). Universal Pictures, unlike most major studios, lacked a proprietary theater chain and often sold it's B-picture horror/mystery pictures as double bills, making weak pictures more attractive and economical for independent theaters to advertise.
.Was shot between December 8 through the 21st. But cast members June Lockhart and Don Porter had to do several retakes that had them working on Christmas Eve when the movie finally warped in 1945.


Happy Valentines Day

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Rankin Bass The Thing

Ok getting sick of this cold weather! They say a heat wave is on the way. Just might hit 40 next week. So have fun watching this snow filled fan trailer for Rankin Bass's The Thing!!


Spider Baby

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Happy Birthday Christina

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My favorite movie star turns 34 today. Happy Birthday Christina Ricci.










Crash!

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Next up in the Charles Band catalog is 1977's Crash. I don't know much about this one but it looks pretty fun and your typical 70's car movie. It was also very hard to find a VHS cover so the poster and half of the cover is going to do this week.

Crash! (1977) -- Jose Ferrer is a bitter, wheelchair bound (sort of) expert in antiquities. Sue Lyon is his much younger wife. He holds her responsible for being in the wheelchair due to an auto accident. When an ancient Hittitte idol comes into their lives, they both now have the power to wreak vengeance on each other. He attacks her, she tries to get away and crashes her car. His dog attacks her, but doesn't kill her. She ends up in the hospital with amnesia, the only clue to her identity the evil idol, which she holds in a death grip.

Can the kindly nurse and hunky doctor treating her find out her identity before its too late? Meanwhile, thanks to the cursed idol, her driverless car goes on a rampage, causing accident afte…

Zombeavers yep you read that right!

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Not much info out on this yet but come on you know you want to see this bad boy!


Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed 1969 Music Monday

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This is just plain old odd. So I just had to sure. Happy Monday folks.

Vampie

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In this dark comedy cult flick, Azure St. Clair, a vampiress who's allergic to blood, and her friends, ex-born again Grace and cross-dressing Tippy, run a bakery called the Pie Hole. Its not a mere bakery, its a front for Azure to use her vampie (a vampire pie) to siphon the life force from drunks who stumble in for some post-partying pastries. Little do the drunks know, the vampie they're eating is sucking up a hell of a lot more than the booze they consumed earlier; its sucking up their life essence so Azure gets her nutrients.
Without her vampie, Azure St. Clair will die. If Azure dies, she shoots straight to Hell, since she is technically a descendant of Lillith, not Eve. Azure greatly fears Hell, because she knows that Hell is very real and awaits her soul, which was damned from the moment she was born.

A vicious aristocratic order, the Order of Lillitu, headed by cold-blooded vampires Mammon, Ludmilla, and Julian, steals the vampie to harness its darkest powers to enslave…

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

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VHS Wednesday 1977 Cinderella

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Cinderella 1977 
This was the only VHS cover I could find from Charles Bands 1977 Sex comedy. So here is the poster.

The Winter Soldier

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Big News From Blue Underground and Full Moon Streaming!

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Full Moon Features is proud to announce their most exciting acquisition yet – fifty of cinema’s most obscure and beloved classics from the Blue Underground label will debut on their new subscription-based video streaming service, FullMoonStreaming.com, home to the entire Full Moon Features library.

Blue Underground titles will include VENOM (a beloved thriller about a killer snake starring Klaus Kinski, Susan George, and Oliver Reed), MONDO CANE (the award-winning documentary that launched the whole “Mondo” craze of the Sixties), CONTAMINATION (a gory Italian homage to ALIEN), VIOLENT CITY (the Charles Bronson action classic), DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING (horror/thriller from Italian godfather of gore Lucio Fulci), THE CHURCH (a haunted church tale from Italian masters of terror Dario Argento and Michele Soavi), and TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (the first in the series of popular Spanish BLIND DEAD films), amongst many others.

“Full Moon Streaming’s fanbase is growing rapidly, and fans have c…

Flashback Weekend Update

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Flashback Weekend has announced a PHANTASM 35th anniversary reunion on August 8-10, 2014 including PHANTASM writer and director Don Coscarelli and stars Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester.
Katharine Isabelle will appear in "HANNIBAL" for a four episode run this season. Katharine will be joining Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, The Souska Sisters, and many more celebrity guests at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention  Visit flashbackweekend.com for updates.
I remeber meeting Isabelle a few years back. I also remeber that it did not go so well. I swear she wanted 30 bucks just to breath her air. So I sure hope this year goes better. She is somebody I enjoy watching. And would love for her to ink my Freddy Vs Jason so we will see.


From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series

Here’s the official synopsis from the folks at El Rey Network:

Based on the thrill-ride film, the supernatural crime saga is centered around bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead.

The series premiere on March 1tth on the El Rey Network and stars D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick and Brandon Soo Hoo.

Read more: http://horrornews.net/81444/new-trailer-stills-dusk-till-dawn-tv-series/#ixzz2sGz1Bsna


Cantos Profanae

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RIP Arthur Rankin Jr.

Arthur Rankin, Jr., animator of 'Rudolph' and other holiday classics, has died http://t.co/603shXlq8bpic.twitter.com/nIzpZF1vwk
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 1, 2014

Feb-u-HAIRY Kicks Off Tonight On Svengoolie!

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Tarantula

1955 | B&W | 80 Minutes | 1:37:1 | NR | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures
Director:
Jack Arnold

Writers:
Robert M. Fresco


Stars:
John Agar
Mara Corday
Leo G. Carroll

In the Arizona desert, Professor Gerald Deemer is experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world's food supply. His partner in the project was recently found dead in the desert, suffering from a disease that normally takes years to advance but in his case seems to have afflicted him in only a few days. The local doctor, Matt Hastings, is puzzled by the strange case and with Deemer's recently arrived - and very pretty - assistant Stephanie Clayton tries to figure out what is going on. When cattle remains are found in the countryside, the evidence points to a giant tarantula as the culprit.

For the tarantula an actual live spider was used. Blast's from air jets were used to make it move in the desired way over a miniature landscape. In the movie Prof Deemer predi…