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Horror-Rama Toronto IV Panels to Include Night Of The Living Dead & Remembrances of George A. Romero & Bob Clark

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This weekend Toronto horror fans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the genre's past as well as its present at Horror-Rama IV, with panels including a look back at Night of the Living Dead with co-writer John A. Russo and remembrances of both George A. Romero and Bob Clark:

Press Release: (Toronto) Horror-Rama is thrilled to welcome actress Ashley C. Williams to her Canadian convention debut!

Ashley found instant cult infamy for her tragic turn in director Tom Six's notorious black-comic horror masterpiece The Human Centipede where she was stitched rear-to-mouth as the middle segment of a mad scientist's insane experiment. In 2015 she received acclaim for her blistering turn in director Matthew A. Brown's psychological horror film Julia and both she and Brown (who will also be attending Horror-Rama 2017) will screen their masterpiece and meet their fans.

Ashley joins previously announced special guests: John Harrison (Creepshow,
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Looking back at the early films of Peter Jackson

Mark Allison Sep 29, 2017

He conquered the world with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. But what about the first few films from Peter Jackson?

At the 2004 Academy Awards, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King swept the board with 11 statuettes, equalling the records previously set by Ben-Hur and Titanic. When collecting the award for Best Picture, director Peter Jackson made a passing reference to the two films with which he had started his career in the late 1980s - Bad Taste and Meet The Feebles - commenting that they had been “wisely overlooked by the Academy at the time”.

Despite Jackson’s dismissal of his own early work, these films represent more than a curious historical footnote; they are the first steps from one of the most important blockbuster film-makers of the last two decades. When viewed from the lofty gaze of hindsight, they are not only
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August 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2, The Walking Dead Season 7, Effects

August 22nd boasts an eclectic array of home entertainment releases, as I can’t possibly think of two movies that are as opposite of each other as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Society, and yet both are coming home this Tuesday. For those of you Ash vs Evil Dead and The Walking Dead fans out there, the latest seasons of both are making their way to both Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Lionsgate.

Other notable releases for August 22nd include Effects, Lucifer: Season Two, Dark Silence, Dead Story, and The Domicile.

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 (Lionsgate, Blu-ray & DVD)

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 stars Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead franchise), Lucy Lawless (TV’s “Spartacus: War of the Damned”), Ray Santiago (In Time), and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), as well as this season’s introduction of Lee Majors (TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man
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Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art for Effects, Starring Tom Savini & Joe Pilato

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive announced an August 22nd Blu-ray release date and special features for Dusty Nelson's Effects. So many creative minds in the horror world are behind Effects, including Tom Savini, who stars alongside Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead) and John Harrison (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie).

Press Release: (Austin, TX | Tuesday, July 18, 2017) - Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, is excited to announce an August 22, 2017, release date for the Effects Blu-ray.

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, Effects is a mesmerizing do-it-yourself horror movie starring Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), Joe Pilato (Day Of The Dead), and John Harrison (Tales From The Darkside: The Movie). A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Savini and Pilato -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called Duped: The Snuff Movie.
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New 4K Transfer of 1980 Film ‘Effects’ Headed to Blu-ray

New 4K Transfer of 1980 Film ‘Effects’ Headed to Blu-ray
Years before working together on Day of the Dead, Pittsburgh pals Tom Savini and Joe “Captain Rhodes” Pilato starred in Effects, a 1980 film directed by Dusty Nelson. It wasn’t until 2005 that the film was widely released on home video, and it’s now getting a brand spankin’ new Blu-ray courtesy of the American Genre Film […]
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Arrow Video to Release Creepshow 2 and 2001’s Pulse on Blu-ray this December

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Arrow Video has announced their December release slate, including several Blu-rays that horror fans will want to pencil in on their holiday wish lists.

Arrow Video announced that they will release Creepshow 2 on both a limited edition and standard edition Blu-ray with a 2K restoration of the original film elements.

Other December Blu-ray releases include a Us/UK Blu-ray and DVD release of 2001's Pulse, aka Kairo, as well as UK Blu-ray releases of Donnie Darko, The Guyver, Cohen & Tate, The Burning, Hell Comes to Frogtown, and Hellgate. Below, we have official details and cover art images of all the aforementioned releases. Are you planning on adding these films to your home media collection?

From Arrow Video: "New Us Title Announcement: Creepshow 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray + Standard Blu-ray

One of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

Unleashed December 13th. North American Blu-ray pre-order link should be live soon!
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July 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cat In The Brain, Green Room

We have a busy week of horror and sci-fi entertainment releases to look forward to, especially for those of you cult and indie horror fans out there. Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci’s insane Cat in the Brain to Blu-ray, and the recent indie thriller Road Games is getting a release on July 12th as well, courtesy of Scream Factory. One of my personal favorites from 2016, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room arrives on both formats this Tuesday via Lionsgate, and Synapse Films is releasing the recent Creepshow documentary Just Desserts.

Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases for July 12th include Model Hunger, Slasher: Season One, 13 Cameras, the Steelbook edition of Blood and Black Lace, and Pop Art editions of The Birds, Psycho, and King Kong.

Cat in the Brain (Grindhouse Releasing, Blu/CD Combo)

The most Violent movie ever made! Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of Zombie and The Beyond,
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Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

Written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, Creepshow has a special place in many horror fans’ hearts, and this summer, Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures will pay tribute to the beloved horror anthology with their Blu-ray release of 2007’s Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow. Ahead of its July 12th Blu-ray release, we have a look at the film’s release details, cover art, and a set of behind-the-scenes photos:

Press Release: For years, fans have been clamoring for the definite word on the making of George A. Romero’s classic 1982 horror anthology Creepshow, the first of his many big screen collaborations with best-selling novelist Stephen King. Now 34 years later, Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures join forces to bring this terrifyingly entertaining story to life in Just Desserts: The Making Of “Creepshow”, a special edition Blu-ray release documenting one of the greatest horror films ever made!
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Blu-ray Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – Scream Factory Collector’s Edition

Here you have another Scream Factory title, which will be judged a little harsher than usual. MGM recently released its own Blu-ray version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and for the most part, it was just fine. In addition to the MGM Region A release, there was also an Arrow Video-released Region B Blu-ray, which most fans have considered the “definitive edition” until now. I have nothing but respect for Arrow Video. They are basically the Criterion of B-movies right now. But I think this new TCM Blu-ray may just trump their excellent release, at least ever-so-slightly in the Pq department. As for the movie itself, I’m a big fan, always have been. I know it’s a divisive title among fans because it abandoned the relentlessly terrifying tone of the first movie, and opted for a more humorous approach, but it’s utterly fascinating. That opening scene is
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Drive-In Zombiefest to Screen 35mm Prints of Day Of The Dead, Messiah Of Evil, Demons, Two Evil Eyes & More

Movie theater-dwelling demons, shambling zombies, and gore galore will be shown on the silver screen this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In Theatre's Zombiefest in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, covering three days and featuring nine living dead films.

Drive-In Zombiefest runs from Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 24th. Each evening, the gates open at 6:00pm and the reels start rolling at dusk. Tickets cost $10.00 apiece each night.

From Drive-In Zombiefest: "Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theatre present:

Drive-in Zombiefest

A weekend-long retrospective of nine walking dead favorites shown from 35mm film!

Friday, May 22nd:

Day Of The Dead (1985)- Cooped up in a military base in an abandoned mine, scientists desperately search for cure to the outbreak of walking death that has plagued the world. A 30th anniversary screening of George A. Romero's claustrophobic finale to his classic original undead trilogy!

Messiah Of Evil (1974)- A woman's search for
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Creepshow Blu-Ray Review

Director: George A. Romero

Starring: Leslie Nielson, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Stephen King, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, Fritz Weaver, Gaylen Ross, E.G. Marshall.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 120 minutes

Extras: Audio Commentary with George A. Romero and special make-up effects creator Tom Savini, audio commentary with director of photography Michael Gornick, Actor John Amplas, property Master Bruce Alan Miller and Make Up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci, Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow. A feature length documentary with cast and crew interviews, behind the screams with Tom Savini, deleted scenes, TV spot, trailer and stills gallery.

Up until this past year, I’d always thought ‘whatever happened to the horror anthology sub-genre?’ We haven’t had a decent one since Michael Dougherty’s 2007s cult classic Trick R’ Treat. While a recent resurgence may have seen the likes of V/H/S and The Abcs Of Death attempt to recapture that spirit,
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Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory Wants All of Your Money with Four New Collector’s Editions

Chicago – Scream Factory refuses to let up, releasing four more stellar Blu-ray editions that will just add to the debt of hardcore horror fans. Not all four of these films are great on their own but they’re all great Blu-ray releases, full of special features and with some truly amazing transfers. Genre junkies, like myself, should own all four, even “Psycho III.” Sorry. Maybe you can take out a loan. It’s not my fault. Don’t shoot the horror messenger.

The first thing one notices about any of the four new Scream Factory releases this month — “Psycho II,” “Psycho III,” “Prince of Darkness,” and “Day of the Dead” — is that they look absolutely fantastic. Scream Factory’s HD transfers are approaching the best on the market, up there with the Criterion Collection. “Day of the Dead,” in particular, is just stunning. I’ve seen the movie several times,
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MGM Home Entertainment Releases Three Killer Films to Blu-Ray for Halloween

by David Harkness, MoreHorror.com

Blu-Ray lovers and horror fans alike will be happy to hear that MGM Home Entertainment will be releasing three great horror titles to Blu-Ray just in time for the Halloween season -- Jeepers Creepers, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Be sure to look for them at stores near you. Read more information about each of these titles from the official press release below.

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Jeepers Creepers (Blu-ray)

You can keep your doors locked. You can keep your eyes closed. But still, he’ll get what he wants and what he wants is you. Brace yourself for “90 minutes of steadily mounting horror [that] delivers more than its share of honest chills“ (The Baltimore Sun). From “the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory“ (Los Angeles Times) to “one of the gutsiest endings to a film this year“ (Dallas Morning News), Jeepers Creepers
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3 Horror Classics Coming To Blu-Ray In September

3 Horror Classics Coming To Blu-Ray In September
Fox is releasing three horror classics on Blu-ray on September 11th and we have the specs and cover art for each below.

I’m excited to see that director commentaries seem to be pretty much compulsory now!

Jeepers Creepers (2001, dir: Victor Salva)

You can keep your doors locked. You can keep your eyes closed. But still, he’ll get what he wants, and what he wants is you. Brace yourself for “90 minutes of steadily mounting horror [that] delivers more than its share of honest chills” (The Baltimore Sun). From “the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory” (Los Angeles Times) to “one of the gutsiest endings to a film this year” (Dallas Morning News), Jeepers Creepers is the real deal in terror! On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Living Out Loud, and Justin Long, TV’s “Ed”) are nearly run off the road by
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Fox Releases a Triple-Shot of Terror on Blu-ray: Jeepers Creepers, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

As reported previously, Fox is giving everyone one hell of a Halloween-themed present as they're ready to release three timeless terror tales into the world of high-definition horror! Read on for all the specs!

Look for these three classics in stores on September 11th.

Jeepers Creepers (Blu-ray)

You can keep your doors locked. You can keep your eyes closed. But still, he’ll get what he wants, and what he wants is you. Brace yourself for "90 minutes of steadily mounting horror [that] delivers more than its share of honest chills" (The Baltimore Sun). From "the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory" (Los Angeles Times) to "one of the gutsiest endings to a film this year" (Dallas Morning News), Jeepers Creepers is the real deal in terror! On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Living Out Loud, and Justin Long, TV’s "Ed") are
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Blu-ray Cover Art and Release Details: Jeepers Creepers, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

We had an early report of these upcoming horror Blu-rays, but now it has been officially announced. Check out the release details, bonus features, and cover art for Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Jeepers Creepers, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Killer Klowns From Outer Space (Blu-ray) Finally the truth about clowns is out! Beneath their smirky sinister grins and wildly patterned clothes are clever killers from out of this world. The “juxtaposition of their toy-store arsenal and malevolent intent proves to be a tasty combination” (Los Angeles Times) in this killer entertainment that will leave you fearing these big-top creatures for good. A spaceship looking like a circus tent lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town’s teen citizenry decides to fight
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MoreHorror Exclusive Interview with World Famous Special Effects Artist Greg Nicotero

by Michael Pickle, MoreHorror.com

For all our MoreHorror readers recovering from the tryptophan induced stupor we call Thanksgiving, boy do we have a treat for you. What better way to celebrate the recent release of the Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray than to talk to the man behind the special effects and some of the most amazing visuals in horror movie history: the legendary Greg Nicotero.

If you've seen little productions like Day of the Dead, In the Mouth of Madness, From Dusk 'Til Dawn, Scream, The Cell, Masters of Horror, The Mist and most recently The Walking Dead than you are very familiar with his enormous body of work. I was fortunate enough to chat with the man who literally changed the face of horror before he had to run off to celebrate turkey day.

It was impossible to get to all the
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A New Ninja Turtle? Nope

Update:Hello! I told you I would be back if I found more information, and - lo and behold - more information has come to light. Information that would make me look like a bigger idiot than I am (I concede to some idiocy), but information based on the truth. Because of some issues with my laptop battery, I was only able to disseminate a tweet when I first learned the truth about the mask below. Now that I'm up and running again, here's the scoop's evolution: after two hours of internet searching, I let the story lie so I could go check out "The Losers" and some other stuff this weekend, meanwhile - on the internet ranch - the once-and-future-Tmnt-mask started making the blog rounds, ending up on Buzzfeed yesterday! (I'm a little sad that I didn't bring something more substantial to Buzzfeed, but this is how the hive mind works). Thankfully,
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