Monday, November 5, 2018

2 terrifying tapes of Halloween horror hit VHS Dead by Midnight & Dark Roast / Root of All Evil on sale now

2 terrifying tapes of Halloween horror hit VHS
Dead by Midnight & Dark Roast / Root of All Evil on sale now: bit.ly/WitterVHS


Broke Horror Fan presents two brand-new VHS tapes loaded with Halloween horror: the indie horror anthology Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) and a double feature of two horror shorts, Dark Roast and Root of All Evil.

Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) stars Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, Siren) and Erin Brown (Masters of Horror: Sick Girl). Don't touch that vile little dial for six segments from directors Torey Haas, Tony Reames, Eric Davis, Jay Holloway, and Anissa Matlock.

Dead by Midnight's VHS release is limited to 40 copies, autographed by star Hannah Fierman. It includes exclusive special features: Director Introductions, Women of Horror Featurette, and Message to Aspiring Actors Featurette.

Dark Roast and Root of All Evil are a pair of award-winning short films. The two terrifying tales of Halloween horror are directed by Topher Hansson and Alex DiVincenzo, respectively.

This Dark Roast / Root of All Evil limited edition VHS comes with two inserts, allowing viewers to choose which film's artwork to display. Hosted by "Super Dracula," the tape features exclusive filmmaker interviews, plus a showcase of indie horror trailers. A digital screening link is included.

Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) and Dark Roast / Root of All Evil are available now on VHS from WitterEntertainment.com. Limited quantities of Adam Green's Victor Crowley are also available.



Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) trailer: https://youtu.be/lRqAyDL_BzU

Synopsis: It's Halloween at WKIZ when the malicious Mistress of Midnight (Erin Brown, Masters of Horror: Sick Girl) arrives to host her annual horror movie marathon, "Dead by Midnight." When the WKIZ staff begins disappearing only to turn up in the increasingly darker films, it's up to line producer Candice Spelling (Hannah Fierman, V/H/S) to stop the Mistress of Midnight before her final and most diabolical film goes to air.



Dark Roast trailer: https://youtu.be/K6fQ-GXRRBY

Synopsis: On Halloween night Vanessa and Nathan, of the punk band Piss Bucket, have their biggest show yet. All they have to do is kill time until the end of their shift serving coffee. But when bodies start to drop and threatening phone calls from a psycho killer pour in they soon realize time isn’t the only thing being killed.



Root of All Evil watch: https://youtu.be/k7LMN-PndeM

Synopsis: A Halloween party turns deadly for a group of friends who disrespect an ancient tradition.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Get Caught in the Powers of Hell with LUCIFERIFINA on Blu-ray 11/20, VOD 12/4


Artsploitation Summons Luciferina to North America
Argentinian Satanic Horror Comes Home this Fall
Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 20th
Debuts on Digital HD December 4th


"Gorgeous...slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan's desire."  -- The Hollywood News

"Luciferina houses some tasty traditional gore effects and digital animated imagery to leave its genre audience satisfied, and a little uncomfortable." 
-- Nightmarish Conjurings

Artsploitation has called upon the dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada's latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina.  Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant's Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.  He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.

Luciferina will be available November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.  On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.


Luciferina:  Argentina / 114 min / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

The Blu-ray (SRP $19.99) and DVD (SRP $14.99) releases of Luciferina will be available from all major retailers.  The Digital HD release will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.




 
 






Friday, November 2, 2018

WORLD PREMIERE of CREPITUS starring Horror Icon Bill Moseley Oct 26 at the Spooky Empire Film Festival



HORROR ICON BILL MOSELEY STARS AS THE KILLER CLOWN 'CREPITUS'


TO WORLD PREMIERE ATSPOOKY EMPIRE FILM FESTIVAL IN ORLANDO, FLFRIDAY, OCTOBER 26



Crepitus, starring horror icon Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects, Repo! The Generic Opera, Army of Darkness and the recently wrapped Rob Zombie film, 3 From Hell) will have its World Premiere Friday, Oct 26th, at the Spooky Empire Film Festival in Orlando, FL. Executive Producer Lance Paul announced the release of the Crepitus Festival Trailer in support of the World Premiere.



CREPITUS Festival Trailer HD 2018
Direct CREPITUS Festival Trailer link:



Crepitus also stars Chalet Lizette Brannan (Cyborg X, Star Trek: Captain Pike and The Sparrows) as Sam, Eve Mauro (Cyborg X, Dexter and CSI Miami) as Brandi (The Mom), Caitlin Williams (a Cheboygan native) as Eli in her feature film debut, Executive Producer Lance Paul,  (Dark Roads 79, Crazy Sex, 90210 and Buried Cain) as Sheriff Jed, Darren Barcomb (Krampus: The Devil Returns) as Deputy Camden and Johnny Stevenson (Krampus: The Devil Returns) as Deputy Blake. 

 The festival will be held at the CARIBE ROYALE ORLANDO 8101 WORLD CENTER DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL 32821. Crepitus will screen at 11:30pm in the Boca room III-IV. 

Cast members Bill Moseley, Chalet Lizette Brannan, Lance Paul, director Haynze Whitmore, script author Eddie Renner and a host of other celebrities will be there during the festival for autograph signing and photo ops. Crepitus is directed by Haynze Whitmore. The screenplay was written by Eddie and Sarah Renner.

In Crepitus, seventeen year old Elizabeth and her younger sister Sam are thrust into circumstances more terrifying than life with their abusive, drunken mother when they are forced to move into their deceased Grandfather's house. Frightened beyond belief, they learn horrible things about their family history. Never mind the ghosts in the house, there is something far worse that takes an interest in them ... a cannibalistic clown named Crepitus.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Original SUSPIRIA and More Giallo Cult Horror Classics Are Available on Freemium OTT Streamer MIDNIGHT PULP!



THIS HALLOWEEN, OTT CHANNEL MIDNIGHT PULPSERVES UP DARIO ARGENTO'S "DEEPLY TERRIFYING" ORIGINAL SUSPIRIA AND A COVEN'S WORTH OF ITALIAN HORROR CULT CLASSICS


Giallo Films Include Argento's Phenomena, Mario Bava's Black Sunday, Luciano Onetti's Francesca and the 2013 Giallo Homage, Sonno Profondo, and More!



Luca Guagadnino's remake of the 1977 Dario Argento cult classic Suspiria just set a 2018 box office record for best opening per theater before it goes wide this coming weekend. The update, which stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth and Chloë Moretz, is set at a prestigious dance academy, and, as in the original, involves grisly murders and the supernatural.  But for genre fans interested in screening Argento's version "considered by many to be one of the all-time best horror films" the OTT platform MIDNIGHT PULP has horror fans covered - for FREE.
 
Offering an expertly-curated selection of horror, thriller and cult programming, MIDNIGHT PULP is one of the few streaming outlets online offering the original SUSPIRIA, guaranteed to put an extra chill into this spooky season. In addition to this supernatural classic, MIDNIGHT PULP also offers a coven's worth of Italian horror classics in the GIALLO collection, featuring the best of the Italian horror genre from notable directors like Argento, Mario Bava and Luciano Onetti, and viewers can choose to view on a no-charge freemium model or with an ad-free premium subscription starting at $4.99.
 
GIALLO Collection titles now available on MIDNIGHT PULP include: 

 SUSPIRIA (1977, Director Dario Argento) -- A newcomer to a fancy ballet
academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something
far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. Starring
Barbara Magnolfi, Flavio Bucci, Jessica Harper, Miguel Bosé and Stefania
Casini. (97 minutes) 

BLACK SUNDAY (1960, Director Mario Bava) -- A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.  Starring Andrea Checchi, Arturo Dominici, Barbara Steele, Ivo Garrani, John Richardson and Mario Passante. (88 minutes) 


FRANCESCA (2015, Director Luciano Onetti) -- Two detectives must hunt down a maniac bent on cleansing his city of impure souls. At the same time, a young girl who'd disappeared 15 years ago mysteriously resurfaces. Could these two events be connected?  Gustavo Dalessanro, Luis Emilio Rodrigues, Raul Gederlini and Silvina Grippaldi star. (80 minutes)


MADHOUSE (1981, Director Ovidio Assonitis) -- Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn't forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she's recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia's sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year - promising a birthday surprise that she'll never forget. Starring Dennis Robertson, Michael MacRae and Trish Everly.  (93 minutes) 


PHENOMENA (1985, Director Dario Argento) -- A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.  Daria Nicolodi, Donald Pleasence, Federica Mastroianni, Fiore Argento and Jennifer Connelly. (116 minutes)



SONNO PROFONDO (2013, Director Luciano Onetti) -- A stylish, lush, and lurid film from Argentina, Sonno Profondo faithfully recreates the style of Italian horror films of the 70s. After murdering a woman, a killer that is traumatized from his childhood memories gets a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the young woman. Starring Daiana Garcia, Luciano Onetti and Silvia Duhalde. (67 minutes) 



THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE (1971, Directed by Emilio Miraglia) - A decadent English lord thinks his second wife is his first wife back from the dead.  Anthony Steffen, Enzo Tarascio and Marina Malfatti star. (101 minutes) 







YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY
(1972, Directed by Sergio Martino)-- As a string of violent murders plagues the town, a lecherous writer, Oliviero, is visited by his young, beautiful, and self-confident niece, Floriana. A silver-haired stranger observes. More women die, and thoughts of harming his wife give Oliviero new inspiration. What's Floriana's game and who's the observant stranger? Watching all is a black cat named Satan. Starring Anita Strindberg, Daniela Giordano, Edwidge Fenech, Ivan Rassimov and Luigi Pistilli. (97 minutes). 
Midnight Pulp is available on the web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and additional platforms, and features thousands of streaming titles, with new titles programmed each week.   Registered users can watch videos for free with commercials while premium subscribers can access the entire selection of titles without commercials, in addition to early releases, director's cuts and exclusive content.
 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ - Documentary on the Iconic, Academy Award®-Winning Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli Coming to U.S. Cinemas

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ - Documentary on the Iconic, Academy Award®-Winning Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli Coming to U.S. Cinemas




GKIDS and Fathom Events Partner to Bring Miyazaki Biopic to Big Screens Nationwide on December 13 and 18
 
 
VIEW EVENT TRAILER HERE
 
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to announce the U.S. debut of “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki.” This documentary follows the formerly-retired film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki as he experiments for the first time with CGI. Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. In 1985 he co-founded Studio Ghibli and went on to direct highly influential and acclaimed animated films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro – which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003. Miyazaki’s critical and commercial success continued through his final run of films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises. After the 2013 release of The Wind Rises, at the age of 72, he announced his retirement from directing, however his endlessly inventive mind has turned toward new creative avenues. The documentary explores the life and career of Miyazaki as he returns to work to create his short film Boro the Caterpillar using CGI. 
 
Tickets for “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki” are available now at www.FathomEvents.com and www.NeverEndingMan.com or at participating box offices.
 
“Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki” comes to move than 500 U.S. cinemas Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. (local time), subtitled in English. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). 
 
In 2013, Academy Award®-winning film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he can’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarks on a new project to utilize CGI for the first time ever. But the artist, who has been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronts many challenges that threaten to cancel the film. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film Boro the Caterpillar using CGI. 
 
Earlier this year, GKIDS and Fathom Events presented the U.S. premieres of Mary And The Witch’s Flower, Fireworks, and The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, as well as 20th anniversary retrospective screenings of the cult-classic Perfect Blue to big screens nationwide. 
 
“The works of Miyazaki have proven to be timeless favorites with anime fans nationwide,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “We have seen time and time again how his works resonate with U.S. audiences, and are proud that our ongoing partnership with GKIDS will bring this engaging documentary to these devoted anime aficionados.” 
 
 
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com. 
 
ABOUT GKIDS 
GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, GKIDS has scored an astounding 10 Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and The Breadwinner in 2018.  GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. The first edition took place last October at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for a sold-out audience of 5,000 and generated over 750 million media impressions.  ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression of which the medium is capable. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

ZOMBIE 40th Anniversary Limited Edition, New 4K Restoration

ZOMBIE

40th Anniversary Limited Edition with New 4K RestorationComing November 27th

Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition includes 2 Blu-rays, Soundtrack CD, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve, and special 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)




Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. 

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" 

Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time.

This is a ZOMBIE release like never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras. It includes the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi (with an exclusive bonus track), a collectible booklet with a new essay by Stephen Thrower, and a ton of other killer bonus features. A complete list is below...

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Radio Spots
Poster & Still Gallery
Guillermo del Toro Intro

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci
Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT: Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection!


You could win a copy of the Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection!

Halloween is almost upon us and it is time for our first giveaway of the season, who loves monster movies? EVERYONE! For our first MOOSTERBLOG HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! You can win a copy of the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection! Featuringall of your favorites Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Creature and more! All you have to to do win is send an email to moosterblog@gmail.com and describe the first time you saw your favorite Universal Monster movie! We will pick the winner from our favorite stories on Friday, October 26! So, let's hear your stories and keep an eye out for the announcement of the winner!

Here are some more details about what you could be winning!


UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: COMPLETE 30-FILM COLLECTION


Thirty of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces starring the most famous monsters of horror movie history come together on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection on August 28, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring unforgettable make-up, ground-breaking special effects and outstanding performances, the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes all Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the studio that pioneered the horror genre with imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror in unforgettable films from the 1930s to late-1950s.

From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring some of the most legendary actors including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these films set the standard for a new horror genre and showcase why these landmark movies that defined the horror genre are regarded as some of the most unforgettable ever to be filmed.

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes a 48-page collectible book filled with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs and is accompanied by an array of bonus features including behind-the-scenes documentaries, the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula, Featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Jack Pierce, 13 expert feature commentaries, archival footage, production photographs, theatrical trailers and more. The perfect gift for any scary movie fan, the collection offers an opportunity to experience some of the most memorable horror films of our time.

The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Werewolf of London (1935), Dracula's Daughter (1936), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman (1940), The Mummy's Hand (1940), The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1942), The Mummy's Tomb (1942), Invisible Agent (1942), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Mummy's Curse (1944), The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944), House of Dracula (1945), She-Wolf of London (1946), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, and includes a 3D version), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), Revenge of the Creature (1955 and includes a 3D version) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).

BONUS FEATURES:
•       Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
•       3D Versions of Creature from the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature
•       1931 Spanish Version of Dracula
•       Featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Jack Pierce
•       13 Expert Feature Commentaries
•       Archival Footage
•       Production Photographs
•       Theatrical Trailers