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Reel Evil Commentary Track

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While hitting the house work today I listened to Reel Evil's audio commentary. I reviewed the movie during the countdown to Halloween. Reel Evil is a fresh look at the POV style film. I was shocked to hear how much work goes into this type of movie. Director Danny Draven guides you through his movie with insight and stories about the shoot to fill in the time. And he does a great job in doing so. Reel Evil commentary track can be seen at full moon streaming. But I suggest watching the movie on DVD first. 

F! This Movie Fest 4

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This is where I will be found next weekend. Right on my couch remote in hand ready to go. I will post more info this week. Click the poster and it will take you to the site. This is always fun to do and I look forward to it every year. This year creeped up on me fast.

Does VOODOO Death Strike From Her Arms?

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Weird Woman
1944 | B&W | 63 Minutes | 1.37.1 | PG | Mystery | Mono| Universal

Director:
Reginald Le Borg

Writers: Fritz Leiber Jr.

Stars: 
Lon Chaney Jr.
Anne Gwynne
Evelyn Ankers While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love with marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.

Wow, a movie on Sven that I have never heard of! That always excites me. This seems to be part of Universals Inner Sanctum series that featured six movies. Calling Dr. Death (1943), Weird Woman (1944), Dead Man's Eyes (1944), The Frozen Ghost (1945), Strange Confessions (1945), and Pillow of Death (1945). All of them star Lon Chaney Jr.. The Inner Sanctum started as Mystery books and a radio show. 
Also on tonight's show will be the Museum Of Broadcast Communications ceremony segments. And with Weird Woman only clocking in at 63 minutes we should get a good look at that night. 
You ca…

All heroes start somewhere.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy 
2014 | Color | 121 Minutes | 2.35.1 | PG-13 | Action | Dolby Digital | Marvel Studios
Source: BluRay Director:  James Gunn

Writers: James Gunn Nicole Perlman

Stars: Chris Pratt Vin Diesel Bradley Cooper Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista Michael Rooker
After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world.
In my heart, I really wanted Marvel to strike lightning twice. See I never really read Iron Man but when the movie came out I was blown away. Again with Guardians never read the books. When Marvel put the word out that they were going to do this movie at the time it was a risk. Sure it was a summer smash that I waited to blind buy on Blu-Ray. Maybe that was the wrong thing to do. See…

Meet...The CREEPER!

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House of Horrors 
1946 | B&W |65 Minutes | 1.37.1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures
Director:  Jean Yarbrough

Writers:  George Bricker  Dwight V. Babcock

Stars:  Rondo Hatton Robert Lowery Virginia Grey
Marcel De Lange is a struggling sculptor whose work and sanity are derided by the New York art critics. After waspishly officious critic F. Holmes Harmon ruins a sale for De Lange by dismissing his expressionistic cubist work as "tripe" and later gloating about it in his column, the distraught artist goes to the river to drown himself. There he discovers the half-drowned body of the notorious serial killer, the Creeper, and takes him back to his studio to recover. Feeling empowered by the friendship of the acromegalic sociopath, De Lange tasks him with murdering the critics who have pilloried him in print. When successful commercial artist Steve Morrow is wrongly suspected of the crimes, his art critic girlfriend Joan Medford decides to follow her instinct about a m…

Those Nazis Think of Everything!

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A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2.

Deep in the ice, they accidentally awaken a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air.

An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realises they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen....

The only thing that sucks is that we have to wait until January 2017!! By then the whole shark thing will be over or about to fizzle out. Time will tell.


281 days to Halloween UGH!

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All though it has been a mild winter so far I still miss the bright colors in the trees.

Its a Lifestyle

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This Week On Full Moon Streaming

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The movie that I have a producers credit for hits FullMoonStreaming.com this Wednesday. Its the world premiere feature full length version of Trophy Heads. The 5 part mini series has been edited together into one film. Obsessed horror fan and his mother "collect" their 6 favorite Scream Queens while they are forced to reenact scenes from their classic horror movies.

Also Reel Evil (See my Review) is one  of the better found footage movie's I watched last year. Have not sat through the Commentary on the DVD yet so this gives me a good excuse to do so.




Did a little Movie Marathon Last Night

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Both kids where at sleep overs last night to the wife and I had a rare moment to catch up on some movies. So here is just a quick hit on how we felt about them.








First up The Other Woman. We  both wanted to check this one out. If fell way short of our expectations. I like Leslie Mann but she drove both of us nuts during this movie.












Next up HBO was running Blended. We missed the first 10 minutes but decided to dive in anyway. We both like Drew Barrymore so way not right. Seems this movie is getting some bad press I think its up for a razzie even though we enjoyed it. Pretty predictable but fun non the less. Much better then The Other Woman.











So  by this time it was getting late and really we where just waiting for that call saying your daughter wants to come home. So we hit up Netflix and settled for Silver Linings Playbook. I must say Bradly Cooper was fantastic. Knowing how these people suffer first hand he was wonderful. Jennifer Lawarence did a great job as well. It's a great mov…

AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful!

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Abbott & Costello Meet The Invisible Man
1951 | B&W |82 Minutes | 1.37.1 | G | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures


Director: Charles Lamont

Writers:  Hugh Wedlock Jr. Howard Snyder

Stars:  Bud Abbott Lou Costello Nancy Guild 
Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help.

“Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man” appears on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 pm central, and , for the time in your area- please check your local listings. In Chicago, viewers get a second look at the classic “Island of Lost Souls” at 11 am on WCIU! 
Looking forward to next week when Sven will be showing House Of Horrors with the new set! Can't wait.

Why can't we be friends

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Revenge Comes Online

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While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, CYBERNATURAL redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

This looks insane sure its MTV so I will suck but it sure its home for today's youth. If its PG-13 it will fill the seats.





Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

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Ordered up the fly this week. Looks pretty intresting. I have not bought into this many comics in years.

The story that began in David Cronenberg’s film update of The Fly continues here with a five-issue miniseries The Fly: Outbreak written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). Issue one will hit in March and will boast variant covers by Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner.

Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…

“To be totally honest, The Fly is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen!” said Seifert. “It was really resonant for its time. And in the last 20 years or so, with all the advances in Genetically Modified Organisms, the …

They don't work for Santa anymore!

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Elves
1989 | Color |89 Minutes | 1.37.1 | PG-13 | Horror | Stereo |  Action International Pictures

Source: You Tube on Roku
Director: Jeffrey Mandel

Writer: Jeffrey Mandel

Stars: 
Dan Haggerty
Julie Austin Deanna Lund
Plot: A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them.


Filthy Animals Tonight on Svengoolie

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Island Of Lost Souls
1932 | B&W |70 Minutes | 1.33.1 | UR | Horror | Mono | Paramount Pictures


Director: Erle C. Kenton

Writers: Waldemar Young

Stars:
Charles Laughton
Bela Lugosi Richard Arlen
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.






Killer Puppets Comic's!

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Action Lab Entertainment has drafted the cult horror movie franchise Puppet Master as the newest in its growing line of comics titles beginning March 2015. Licensed directly from creator Charles Brand, the Puppet Master comic series sees the menacing marionettes who have evolved from creepy villains to somewhat likable anti-heroes looking to get a life of their own outside of their wooden bodies.

Written by long-time fan (and Action Lab co-founder) Shawn Gabborin and illustrated by Michela Da Sacco, Puppet Master follows in the footsteps of the movie franchise’s ten films while aiming to be new reader friendly for those that haven’t seen the films.
I know my self I have already pre-ordered and can not wait for this it hit the shelves. Full Moon came on strong last year and with the announcement of the Puppet Master Comic fans have been getting excited about a great 2015 as well. 
Here is a look at the new covers as well as a few sample pages.

Trophy Heads Ep One

If this works...

Trophy Heads is free right now on Hulu http://www.hulu.com/watch/732146#i0,p0,d0

Kind of just testing this to see if it works

Holy Crap!

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The much sought after Eddie and the Cruisers is coming to Blu-ray April 14th! When I worked in a video store this was one of the most asked for titles along with Convoy. I myself was always looking for this on hard to find DVD. I could not be any happier that it comes from the studio that knows what we (Ok I) want. Boy I love you Shout Factory. I wore out the soundtrack on cassette I think twice!
This will be a blind buy for me and added rather quickly to my collection.

Eddie And The Cruisers

They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one dark night in 1963, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off a Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. His body was never found. Tom Berenger (Platoon), Michael Pare (Streets of Fire) and Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love) star in this cool, compelling classic that really rocks!

Twenty years after the lead singer (Pare) of "Eddie and the Cruisers" disappeared, the band's songs are hotter than ever. And renewed interest in the …

Daredevil Coming Soon

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Netflix upcoming Daredevil series premieres April 10. The power house of Disney and Marvel will bring us a 13-episode series. This will be the first in a 4 hero story arc. A Blu-Ray will follow later in the year.

The four serialized programs will total 52 one hour episodes. Followed by an eight episode mini-series event.

The other superheroes will be Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. The only hard part is knowing this will unfold over multiple years and taking the viewer deep in the work of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen.

The eight episodes mini event will conclude with a team up as the "Defenders" similar to The Avengers.

Should be fun but I will have to look into Jessica Jones and Luke Cage I'm not sure I know who they are.

Daredevil will star  Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elden Henson and Ayelet Zurer

Official Synopsis: Marvel's Daredevil is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Mur…

Beverly Hills Corpse

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90210 Shark Attack
2014 | Color |75 Minutes | 1.78.1 | G | Sci-Fi | Stero | Rapid Heart Pictures

Director: David DeCoteau (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama)
Writer: Charlie Meadows

Stars:  Braden Bacha Judson Birza Jeffrey Decker

A GROUP of entitled Beverly Hills oceanography STUDENTS arrive at a mansion in MALIBU, to study the local ocean waters. However, someone… or something, has other, more murderous intent, as the Students begin to disappear, one by one, murdered by some flesh-shredding entity, leaving wounds similar in nature to a shark attack. But how is that possible, when the nearest ocean is a half-mile away?


Are you freaking kidding me! Talk about capitalizing on Sharknado and its star. This just looks bad enough for me to sit through. David DeCoteau has a directed low budget Gold with hits like Socrority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl O Rama, Retro Puppet Master, and Leeches to name a few. Watch for this bad boy hitting the streets (Or the five dollar dump bin at wal-…

Back to Work

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Well back to the daily grind. It was a nice little vacation that was more for the girls then me. I do wonder why nobody can take care of my notes and emails while I was gone boy was that an eight hour ordeal.

And now today the first big snow of the season should bring some fun to work tomorrow.

TEX OUTWITS LYNCH MOB!

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Down The Wyoming Trail
1939 | B&W | 56 Minutes | 1.37.1 | G | Action | Mono | Edward F. Finney Productions

Source: Roku ChristmasTV Channel 

Director: Albert Herman

Writers: 
Peter Dixon
Roger Merton

Stars:  Tex Ritter White Flash (Yes his horse gets second bill) Mary Brodel
Ploit: Tex arrives on the Parker ranch on Christman eve and is given the job of being Santa Claus. Also dressed as Santa Claus, Blackie robs Parker and kills a man. When Tex is arrested for the murder, he escapes and joins up with outlaw Becker and his gang. He finds Blackie's Santa Claus suit but is soon made a prisoner.
Today we finally had a bit of snow, yep the first of the season, and we are not ready to give up on the Christmas Spirit. So after shoveling off the sidewalk and warming up some hot chocolate I was more in the mood for a Christmas special than football. I remember downloading ChristmasTV.com channel on my Roku a little late in the season I know there were a few Christmas shows I still wanted…

The Black Castle tonight on Svengoolie

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The Black Castle
1952 | B&W | 82 Minutes | 1.37.1 | UR | Horror | Mono | Universal

Director: Nathan Juran

Writer: Jerry Sackheim

Stars:  Richard Greene Boris Karloff Stephen McNally Lon Chaney
Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.
I don't know one lick about this movie other then its a new show for a new year. So watch for the new set.  Looking forward to watching this next week. Sorry this was late had a very busy day.


From Sven's Blog 
“Black Castle'” could be categorized as a sort of 19th Century “Indiana Jones” type story- we’ll point out who the familiar faces in the cast are, along with a few jokes you can see driving up Main Street regarding restaurants- and some scenes redone in Svensurround!

“Black Castle” runs tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check local listings for time in your area. Chicago viewers get one more look (or not- see, he’s…oh, never mind) at “Invisible Man Ret…

Puppet Master: The Game

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Sitting at home on vacation has given me some time to surf that web thing that everybody talks about. So I spend my first hour of the day reading up on things. I was shocked and excited to see that a company called OctoberGames is making Puppet Master Game and so far it looks good. They must have Full Moon's blessing as the music is playing in the background and they use the official logo. I'm not one for 3D POV games as they give me motion sickness but if this ever does see the light of day I will give it a shot.






He slaked his thirst with the blood of innocent young virgins

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Dracula (The Dirty Old Man)
1969 | Color | 68Minutes | 1.85.1 | R | Comedy | Mono | Something Weird Video

Source: Full Moon Streaming

Director: William Edwards

Writer: William Edwards

Stars: 
Vince Kelley
Ann Hollis Libby Caculus
Dracula enslaves Dr. Irving Jekyll, turning him into the lycanthropic JackalMan, demanding that he lure female blood donors to his L.A. cabin retreat.


After Mike Vraney passed away one year ago today all the message boards and groups I belonged to lite up with high praise for him. Now I have heard of Something Weird Video in fact I own a few DVDs from them. But I never understood the full story until I read issue #4 of Delirium Magazine. The fantastic article opened my eyes to the work and passion that Vraney had to preserve these lost gems.
I'm not one for Nudie Cuties but after reading about SWV I fired up my Roku and headed over to Full Moon Streaming. This was the first one that I came to and it looked silly enough for me to check out.
I must say what a g…