Friday, February 28, 2014

Arcade

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





Wednesday, February 19, 2014

End of The World VHS Throw Back






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

Faded just like it was at the video store


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 is currently available at Full Moon streaming. 

End Of The World TRAILER (1977) GRINDHOUSE COLLECTION from Full Moon Features on Vimeo.


Check back every Wednesday as I show case Charles Band and his amazing catalog that helped start the VHS boom.

Newer Cover

One Sheet

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sharknado 2

Poster out found at Bloody Disgusting


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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A woman whose hatred knew no bounds! Tonight on Svengoolie


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.



Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day


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!!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Christina

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

Casper

Sleepy Hallow

Cursed







Crash!


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.

DVD Cover?
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 after accident and explosion after explosion, tormenting the local sheriff's department in whatever podunk town this was filmed in (the end credits state "filmed in Los Angeles" but that's true only in the loosest possible definition of the term).

One Sheet

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zombeavers yep you read that right!



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



Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Vampie

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 mankind. At the same time, the first American pope, Pope Theodore III, orders the vampie destroyed and Azure whacked. Pope Theodore dispatches Jesuit assassin Father Jack O'Neil to do the whacking. Father Jack, along with his atheist philosopher-quoting chihuahua Van Helsing, leave Rome to hunt Azure and destroy the vampie.

All three worlds collide in this battle for life, salvation, world domination, and ultimately, love. This story takes the audience through the oh-so-wrong trials and high jinks, as all characters scramble to get their hands on the vampie.
Vampie can only be seen on  Fullmoonstreaming.com this Valentines day. This will be the first in the new line from Wizard Video. The will also premier Virginia Obscura and Villanelle later this month. With a run time of 83 minutes and staring Ming Ballard , Mickey Faerch , Sophie Larissa , Tom Patrick and directed by Melissa Tracykus.

I know I'm looking forward to this madness. Check in next week for my full review.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

VHS Wednesday 1977 Cinderella


Cinderella 1977 

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


Monday, February 3, 2014

Big News From Blue Underground and Full Moon Streaming!


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 come to expect the most amazing content imaginable,” explained Full Moon’s Charles Band. “I knew these Blue Underground titles would perfectly satiate that need, as we are the only subscriber-based streaming service to curate the world’s best, kookiest, and most hard-to-find cinema treasures.”

“As the mainstream VOD sites like Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes have turned their backs on classic genre films in favor of TV shows and new theatrical releases, I’m excited my pal Charlie Band has launched Full Moon Streaming to fill that void,” said William Lustig, acclaimed filmmaker and president of Blue Underground. “Now, fans have a streaming site of their own dedicated to grindhouse/drive-in classics presented in uncompromising quality.”

Complete list of Blue Underground titles to be available on FullMoonStreaming.com:

AFRICA BLOOD & GUTS
AMAZON JAIL
ANGUISH
THE BIG RACKET
THE BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA
A BLADE IN THE DARK
THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE
THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW
THE BLOODY JUDGE
CANNIBAL MAN
CANNIBALS
THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS
CONQUEST
CONTAMINATION
DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING
THE FIFTH CORD
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
THE FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY UNDER SUSPICION
FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE
THE GHOST GALLEON
THE GIRL FROM RIO
GOODBYE UNCLE TOM
GRAND SLAM
THE HEROIN BUSTERS
HOW TO KILL A JUDGE
THE KILLING HOUR
KISS ME, MONSTER
MACABRE
MAD DOG KILLER
MANNAJA: A MAN CALLED BLADE
MONDO CANE
MONDO CANE 2
NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS
THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE
RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD
REVOLVER
RUN MAN RUN
SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT’S EYE
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS
STREET LAW
SUCCUBUS
THE CHURCH
TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
TWO UNDERCOVER ANGELS
VENOM
VENUS IN FURS
VIOLENT CITY
WHO SAW HER DIE?
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

This is great news. If your a fan of these studios its a must to check into Full Moon Streaming!

Flashback Weekend Update


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



Saturday, February 1, 2014

RIP Arthur Rankin Jr.

Feb-u-HAIRY Kicks Off Tonight On Svengoolie!

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 predicts that by the year 2000 the human population will be 3.6 billion in fact it was almost double that. And of course keep your eyes posted for the young Clint Eastwood making his film debut.

 
“Tarantula” crawls onto your screen on Me-TV tonight at 10 pm eastern and pacific, 9 pm central, and, if you are unsure of what time  in your area, please check your local listings. For those of us in the Chicago viewing area, we can get an encore look at the fine Bela Lugosi/ Boris Karloff fright flick “Invisible Ray” on WCIU, the U, at 11 am this morning. That's right now!!
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