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Slender Man

According to Variety ‘Slender Man’ is being Shopped to Other Studios while Sony and Producers Clash! Distribution rights for the upcoming horror movie are on the block because the film’s producers are having heated disagreements about the release strategy with Sony set to debut the film in August. Sony sees the film as a low-budget style release according to two insiders, while the producers have more confidence in the movie and are pushing for the picture to play on more screens. They also want a bigger marketing push, which will cost more money than Sony is willing to spend.

As for me, its the dark cloud over Slender Man that inspired two 12-year-olds to stab their friend Payton Leutner 19 times. Leutner survived, and the girls were institutionalized. Bill Weier, the father of one of the two girls who stabbed Leutner, has criticized the film as “extremely distasteful” and has said it is “popularizing a tragedy.” An online petition calling on the studio to pull the film from release…

20 Question's With Steve

It's been almost a year now and I'm still trying to get Steve to do some blogging sure it's not the easiest thing for him to do so let us get started with 20 Questions for Steve.

What’s your Favourite Book?

My favorite book of all time would have to be the Hobbit.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Wow! This is a very difficult question to answer, there's so many to choose from. I guess if someone put a gun to my head, I would have to say Mint Chocolate Chip.

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?

I don't remember where we were but a stranger called my Mom a lady, and I said "That's no lady. That's my Mom!"

What are your 3 Favourite Movies?

1. Evil Dead

2. Star Wars
3. Goodfellas

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?
The most beautiful place I ever been definitely has to be Hawaii. My family and I had the opportunity to go for my Make A Wish, we spent a week on the Big Island. I was able to swim with some dolphins and fly in a heli…

Its unknown cargo: hundreds of deadly tarantulas.

Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo 1977 | Color | 1 Hr 35 Min | Horror | TV-14 | CBS

Director:  Stuart Hagmann

Writers:  John Groves Guerdon Trueblood

Stars:  Claude Akins Charles Frank Deborah Winters

Synopsis: An airplane carrying coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in California. The airplane crashes, and the unlucky inhabitants of the town release the poisonous spiders into their midst. Once the town's officials discover that the tarantulas are responsible for several deaths, the tarantulas have already descended upon the town's only orange-processing factory. The town's citizens risk their lives to remove the tarantulas from the factory while the poisonous pests are rendered motionless by the transmitted sound of buzzing bees.

Oh, man who did not love these 1970's animals and insect's go amok movies? These where pure nightmare fuel for my s…

Go Speed Racer Go!

Speed Racer Race to the Future
2016 | Color | 1 Hr 9 Min | Anime | G | Toonz Ent.
Robert H. "BOB" Fuentes III

Starring:  Simon Shocket Nitzan Sitzer Gabriella Lewis Zach Cohen

Synopsis: When a bolt of lightning hits their car, Speed and the gang find themselves 50 years in the future! Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Do you remember the god-awful Speed Racer Movie from 2008 staring the yummy Christina Ricci? If so do you remember saying to your self it could not get any worse than this? Well, kid's I'm here to tell you it does. Race to the Future is an Indian-American flash animated film based on Tatsuo Yoshida's Speed Racer manga franchise. And unlike Toonz's work on the second season of Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Race for the Future is set in the universe of the original animated series. Yep, I'm lost too and fear not it does not get any better.

Right out of the gate this movie could have dropped me to my knee's and scream why!!! The opening son…

A Fantastic Feast For Fans OF the 80's

VHS Massacre
2016 | Color | 1 Hr 12 Min | Documentary | NA | Troma

Kenneth Powell
Thomas Edward Seymour

Stars:  Mike Aransky Alan Bagh Troy Bernier With  Lloyd Kaufman Deborah Reed

Synopsis: This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's sure to entertain. With icons like Joe Bob Briggs (MonsterVision), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), Greg Sestero (The Room), Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke 'Em High), Deborah Reed (Troll 2), Mark Frazer (Samurai Cop), James Nguyen (Birdemic) and many others.

If you hang around Lloyd and Charles Band long enough you get the sense that the 80' and VHS drove them to the top of their game and now that we are in the digital age you can see how they struggle to adapt. Thankfully both of them understand that their fans still want to physically own a VHS, DVD, or BluRay. And VHS Massacre does a good j…

Mad Families will just make you Mad!

Mad Families
2017 | Color | 1 Hr 30 Min | Comedy | NA | Crackle

Fred Wolf

David Spade
Fred Wolf

Charlie Sheen
Leah Remini
Naya Rivera

Synopsis: Mad Families centers on three families - one Hispanic, one African American, one Caucasian - who find themselves sharing the same camping space on a Fourth of July holiday weekend. When none of them volunteer to vacate the site, they try to figure out a way to cohabitate peacefully but eventually decide on a series of competitions to determine a winner. As the families face off in a series of hysterical contests, the brassy, biting Charlie quips and complains his way through the great outdoors, but ultimately, with the help of his fellow campers, ends up realizing what's most important in life.

You know what they say the more stars in a movie the more it will suck, as is the case with Mad Families. Fred Wolf has written a few gems in his day like Black Sheep and Joe Dirt but He and David Spade for some reason trie…

Don't say his name!

The Legend Still Lives: 30 Years of Madman 2010 | Color | 1 Hr 30 Min | Documentary | NA | Chainsaw Kiss

Director:  Victor Bonacore

Stars:  Paul Ehlers Gary Sales Harriet Bass
Synopsis:  A retrospective documentary on the 80's slasher film classic Madman. Interviews with the original and available cast & crew, including Madman Marz himself Paul Ehlers.

Found this on Amazon Prime and got excited as I remember Shock Wave Podcast host Rob Galluzzo talked about being a talking head in this documentary that comes on Vinger Syndrome's new Blu-Ray for Madman.

Madman was a fantastic low budget film on the same lines as Friday the 13th and honestly, I look forward to revisiting the flick after watching this documentary. For the most part, doc's about moviemaking are always a fun trip behind the magic curtain sadly tho Madman not so much. Seems like they found a few actors who are still living to interview,  drove to the location where Madman was filmed and yeah get this (spoiler …

Legend of Madman Marz


Better Put a Ring on it Elvira

While Ryan Reynolds is tearing it up at the box office but his first Super Hero flick still haunt's him. Back in 2011 Warner Bros. released a half-assed attempt with Green Lantern starring Reynolds. The movie was a critical and commercial bomb. With its budget of $200 million the movie needed to break around $300 million to start making a profit. It made $219 million and is trending a whopping 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not all is lost tho coming out of this disaster Reynolds met his now-wife Blake Lively on the set.

Now Reynolds is blowing up the domestic and international box office with Deadpool 2, which poked fun at the animated suit he needed to wear in Green Lantern. Two years later, and nearly seven years after the release of Green Lantern, it looks like Warner Bros. doesn’t have any grudges about how it all went down. If anything they seem to be admitting, through humor, that they screwed up big time

We tried to put a ring on it!…

Ray Harryhausen classic tonight on Svengoolie!

20 Million Miles To Earth 
1957 | Color | 1 Hr 22 Min | Sci-Fi | PG | Columbia

Director: Nathan Juran

Writers:  Robert Creighton Williams Christopher Knopf

Stars:  William Hopper Joan Taylor Thomas Browne Henry
When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome forcing the military to take drastic action.

We've eaten them for years, now it's their turn!

Attack of The Killer Donuts
2016 | Color | 1 Hr 38 Min | Horror | R | Rogue State

Scott Wheeler

Nathan Dalton Chris De Christopher

Justin Ray
Kassandra Voyagis
Michael Swan

Synopsis: A chemical accident in a sleepy town turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters. Unaware of the donuts' danger, Johnny, Michelle, and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the Killer Donuts down and destroy them. The final standoff is where it all began: Dandy Donuts.

How can you go wrong with a low budget cheese fest about Killer Donuts!? Now, this is what I call a fun and entertaining horror movie that does not rip off a movie with a similar tile. We get some computer animated donuts sure but the best part we get practical effect's donuts as well. Bless you, Scott Wheeler for doing horror right. Wheeler may not be a household name but he ha…

No Hammer. No Problem.

Thor Ragnarok
2017 | Color | 2 Hr 10 Min | Action | PG-13 | Marvel

Director:  Taika Waititi

Writers:  Eric Pearson Craig Kyle

Stars:  Chris Hemsworth Tom Hiddleston Cate Blanchett

Synopsis: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Can I be honest for a moment I have not like a Thor movie yet. The first one was ok and the second one well a waste of time. So when the trailers for this one came out I was excited yet annoyed at the comedy aspect. This is a sad case of the trailer selling it wrong and Disney has a long list of movies that are good but the trailer made me skip past it and wait for home video. Sadly I wish that I would have seen this on the big screen as it is a beautiful looking movie.

Always love it when an independent director gets a shot at a big bud…