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‘3 From Hell’ & The Best Hillbilly Horror


First there was House of 1,000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, writer-director Rob Zombie presents the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in movie history, 3 from Hell.

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley) and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson (Richard Brake), the demented Firefly clan are back to unleash a whole new wave of death and depravity. A firestorm of murder, madness, and mayhem will be released in this terror ride to Hell and back.

To celebrate the release of 3 From Hell we’re heading deep into the untamed wilds of America (with a brief detour to Belgium!) to round up the nastiest backwoods butchers and most horrific hillbillies ever committed to celluloid.

Deliverance (1972)

Perhaps the ultimate experience in backwoods terror,
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Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Break’

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Welcome to the latest installment in our regular Movies You May Have Missed series here on Nerdly, in which I highlight some of, what I think, are the best movies that have flown under the radar of many or have been “forgotten” in the intervening years since its release. This edition focuses on Break, a German-made slasher movie made in 2009, released in the UK in 2012, and buried ever since!

Stars: Marina Anna Eich, Lili Schackart, Ralph Willmann, Thelma Buabeng, Esther Maaß, Sebastian Badenberg, Patrick Jahns, Meelah Adams | Written and Directed by Matthias Olof Eich

Official Synopsis:

Four young girlfriends head out to the Canadian woods for some downtime. But downtime turns to terror time when they discover a pile of intestines and a pair of severed feet dangling from a tree. The friends begin to realise humans are the preferred prey and that they are being hunted. Armed with bows and arrows,
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Halloween 2017: Wtf: 10 Bonkers Movies to Watch on Shudder

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As horror fans, we are constantly seeking out the new and the different. Because the genre is marked by so much sameness—sequels, franchises, remakes, copies of copies—it can sometimes be a challenge to find those horror films that truly carve out their own space. They don’t even have to be great movies, necessarily; many times, “different” is enough to make us happy.

With that in mind, here are 10 horror movies currently available on the terrific streaming service Shudder that are, if nothing else, different from almost anything else you’ll watch this October. They vary in quality from title to title, but what even the roughest among them lacks in technical polish, it more than makes up for in sheer maniac insanity. After you’ve cycled through all your favorites this October, why not add a little Wtf to your lineup?

1. Beyond the Darkness (1979, dir. Joe D
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Blue Sunshine (1978)

Weird is a very comfortable word in Jeff Lieberman’s lexicon. From the night crawler nastiness of Squirm (1976) to his mountaintop massacre Just Before Dawn (1981), his films are always a little left of the norm and all the better for it. And in between those two, he decided to take a run at a paranoia thriller nursing a major ‘60s hangover, pulsating with psychotic, Kojakian ex hippies. Welcome to Blue Sunshine (1978), a film more potent than the brown acid your great uncle said he took at Woodstock. (Although he probably wasn’t even there.)

Released Stateside in May (after a stop across the pond at the BFI the previous November) by Cinema Shares International (the fine folks behind Soul Brothers of Kung Fu), Blue Sunshine’s limited run and puzzled looks from critics saw it quickly fade away into cultdom, where it resided for decades with Lieberman’s other films
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Quad Cinema Will Relaunch with Films from Yang, Rivette, Kubrick, Fassbinder, Wertmüller, Coppola & More

Next month will mark the return of New York City’s Quad Cinema, a theater reshaped and rebranded as a proper theater via the resources of Charles S. Cohen, head of the distribution outfit Cohen Media Group. While we got a few hints of the line-up during the initial announcement, they’ve now unveiled their first full repertory calendar, running from April 14th through May 4th, and it’s an embarassment of cinematic riches.

Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi Yi, Noah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Just Before Dawn (1981)

Although he hasn’t made very many films, Jeff Lieberman is a unique voice in the world of horror. From Squirm (1976) through to Satan’s Little Helper (2004), he’s crafted only a handful of feature length films, each one different than the last. Watching him tackle a different sub-genre is like looking at a new painting by a great artist. Just Before Dawn (1981) is his take on backwoods butcher clans, an inbred cross of Deliverance and Friday the 13th. Everyone should own a Lieberman. This one is mine.

Released by Picturmedia (the fine folks behind Mako: The Jaws of Death) in October, Just Before Dawn played the grindhouses and drive-ins before shuffling off this mortal coil. Of course it had a home video release, but slipped through the cracks there as well. It’s only been with the advent of the internet and social media that people are starting to
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March 29th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The City Of The Dead, Cherry Falls, Frightmare

March’s home entertainment releases are ending on a quiet note, as we’ve only six titles arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Scream Factory has their Cherry Falls and Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror double feature Blus for you guys to look forward to, and Vinegar Syndrome is keeping quite busy themselves with three different releases: Frightmare, Pigs, and their Revenge of the Virgins / Teenage Zombies double feature. Last but certainly not least, the Christopher Lee cult classic The City of the Dead is also getting the HD treatment on March 29th as well.

Cherry Falls (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

A fiendish take on the teen thriller genre, where there’s a method to a killer’s madness, and only one naughty way to insure you’re not the next victim in the town of Cherry Falls. Dark secrets, darker motivations, and the blackest
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Just Before Dawn Director Jeff Lieberman Remembers George Kennedy

Horror film legend Jeff Lieberman remembers the late actor George Kennedy. Yesterday, as Hollywood busied itself with the 88th Academy Awards and international film fans of a certain persuasion got excited to watch the televised ceremony itself, Oscar winning actor George Kennedy gave his final bow at an urgent care facility in Idaho. He was…

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200 Greatest Horror Films (170-161)

Special Mention: Shock Corridor

Written and directed by Samuel Fuller

USA, 1963

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Shock Corridor stars Peter Breck as Johnny Barrett, an ambitious reporter who wants to expose a killer hiding out at the local insane asylum. In order to solve the case, he must pretend to be insane so they have him committed. Once in the asylum, Barrett sets to work, interrogating the other patients and keeping a close eye on the staff. But it’s difficult to remain a sane man living in an insane place, and the closer Barrett gets to the truth, the closer he gets to insanity.

Shock Corridor is best described as an anti-establishment drama that at times is surprisingly quite funny despite the dark material. The film deals with some timely issues of the era, specifically the atom bomb, anti-communism, and racism. It features everything from a raving female love-crazed nympho ward,
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The Best Nature Runs Amok Movies

Don Kaye Apr 22, 2019

For Earth Day, we look at what happens when Mother Nature gets her revenge. Here are 20 films about animals running amok.

We should always have a healthy fear and respect for nature, and especially for all the creatures great and small that inhabit this planet alongside us. But with all the abuse we heap on both them and the Earth, it would hardly be a surprise if they collectively decided one day that they had had enough of us. It’s no wonder that many sci-fi and horror films revolve around the idea of animals attacking humans -- some of them corrupted by man-made poisons like radiation, some seeking revenge, and some, perhaps the most frightening, hunting us simply because we’re there.

There’s no better example of the latter than Steven Spielberg’s masterful Jaws, but we decided to look back at 20 movies -- from
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Blu-ray Review: Squirm – Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)

Squirm is a cult classic, because its premise is utterly ridiculous. A town is under siege by an army of killer works, surfaced by a downed power line that apparently nobody thought to contact Aep about. Seriously, that line flopped around and spat sparks for what? Days? It didn’t set any fires, and nobody thought that it was something that probably needed to be taken care of? In all seriousness, worms are creepy little crawling assholes, and a movie about killer worms is going to make most viewers feel a little uneasy. I know it certainly had that effect on me, and based on the fact that almost 40 years later, we’re still talking about it, I have a hard time believing that I’m alone. Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the film will serve multiple purposes. It will allow those of us old enough to remember it,
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Celebrate Halloween With Scream Factory!

It’s impossible for me to hide the fact that Scream Factory is one of my favorite boutique media labels. As far as content goes, they give me the type of films that I really want to see on the Blu-ray format. They’ve had a strong first couple of years, and I see no signs of them slowing down anytime soon. Two of the biggest… neigh, The two biggest releases of the 2014 Halloween Seasons is coming from these guys. I’m speaking, of course, about the Director’s Cut of Nightbreed, as well as the Complete Halloween Collection. But you’ve already heard about those, and pre-ordered them, right? Well, here is their entire fall(Sept/Oct… And some November, cause shut up.) lineup, in case a few have slipped by you.

September 9, 2014 Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition) Srp $29.93 Bd

Scream Factory has announced a September 9 Blu-ray release of a
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Squirm Blu-ray Release Details

Just in time for Halloween, horror fans will be able to watch killer worms attack in high definition when Scream Factory releases Squirm to Blu-ray. We’ve been provided with official release details, a look at the cover art, and the list of bonus features:

“It was a violent summer storm. Millions of volts slashed the earth, sending hundreds of thousands of writhing, seething creatures, oozing out of the mire hungry for human flesh. It was the night of the crawling terror for the residents of Fly Creek in the 1976 horror cult classic Squirm from celebrated horror filmmaker Jeff Lieberman (Just Before Dawn, Blue Sunshine). This sought-after creature thriller stars Don Scardino (director, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 30 Rock), Patricia Pearcy (Delusion), R.A. Dow and Jean Sullivan (Escape in the Desert) and features gory make-up effects from Oscar®-winning artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes,
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Full Details On Scream Factory’s Squirm: Collector’s Edition 10/28

Squirm is a highly anticipated Blu-ray release from Scream Factory, a classic monster movie that I have only had the pleasure of seeing one time in my life. Add me to the list of people that can’t wait for this release to drop. Scream Factory released an update today, outlining the full details of the release. Check out the press release below, and click here to pre-order your copy today.

Scream Factory™ Presents

A film by Jeff Lieberman

Squirm Collector’S Edition

Starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow and Jean Sullivan

Highly Anticipated Creatures-strike-back Horror Cult Classic

Arrives On Home Entertainment Shelves Everywhere

October 28, 2014 From Scream Factory™

Pre-Order This Highly Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Today!

Squirm is guaranteed to make you do just that.” – Los Angeles Times

It was a violent summer storm. Millions of volts slashed the earth, sending hundreds of thousands of writhing, seething creatures, oozing
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Contest: Buy Under the Blade, Enter to Win Slasher Blu-rays and DVDs!

My new novel, "Under the Blade" came out last week, and as a way of promoting the project, I put together a fun contest that asks you to buy my book and enter an awesome giveaway with multiple winners. Of course, you gotta do a little work for this one, but only a little!

From now until the end of summer, September 22, 2014, you have an opportunity to enter my "Slasher Summer" contest. By entering, you can win a bundle of slasher films on Blu-ray and DVD. These are some of the films that inspired "Under the Blade," so the tie-in feels appropriate.

Please note this contest isn't sponsored by the labels whose discs I'm giving away. I purchased these titles for the purposes of this contest. Think of this as my advertising budget.

What You Can Win

First prize takes home a bundle of Blu-ray discs valued at $80. These films
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Squirm Blu-ray Cover Art Revealed

“They came from everywhere. Millions of writhing, seething creatures, oozing out of the mire to feed on human flesh.” Known as burrowers of the ground, the electrocuted worms in 1976′s Squirm decide instead to excavate living people. Scream Factory recently announced that Squirm will be getting a high-definition upgrade just in time for Halloween, and we now have a look at the Blu-ray’s cover art.

“Check out our newly-designed artwork for the upcoming blu-ray Collector’s Edition Jeff Lieberman’s 70s cult classic Squirm which is scheduled to drop in October! Credit for this wonderful wormy vision goes to designer Paul Shipper (who just recently came through on the upcoming Halloween Complete Collection set). Fans of the original Drew Struzan theatrical one-sheet design need not worry as it will be available on the reverse side of the wrap.

Expect pre-order links to go up in the next few weeks.
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Scream Factory is Bringing 1976′s Squirm to Blu-ray

Scream Factory shows no signs of slowing down and just announced that 1976′s Squirm will be getting a high-definition upgrade just in time for Halloween. There are no specifics at this time, but Scream Factory revealed that they are planning for an October release and we expect plenty of bonus features to be included, as this will join their Collector’s Edition series. Here’s a look at the trailer and details on the movie from the UK’s recent Blu-ray release:

“One of the most original and entertaining of the revenge-of-nature films that characterised mid-1970s American horror, Squirm begins with a pylon being downed by a thunderstorm, sending millions of volts into the wet, conductive mud, which naturally gives hundreds of thousands of its wriggly inhabitants an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

And since the accident has also inconveniently cut off the electricity to Fly Creek, Georgia, its
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‘Final Exam’ [1981] Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)

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Stars: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins, Sherry Willis-Burch, John Fallon, Terry W. Farren, Timothy L. Raynor, Sam Kilman, Don Hepner, Mary Ellen Withers | Written and Directed by Jimmy Huston

Because of the scrappy, can-do success of Friday the 13th, audiences in cinemas were hit with a deluge of slasher movies, some pretty nifty and others that weren’t so hot. Though in my not so esteemed opinion, even the not so-hot ones had a roughshod, scattershot attitude that elevated them far above the generic knockoffs that this particularly unloved sub-genre would put out on a monthly basis. Some weeks, you’d get Just Before Dawn and others you get Splatter University.

The thing is, because of the profitability of these films, they were in cinemas for one week, made their budgets back and then zoomed out after making a decent killing (pun seriously unintended). They
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More Faux Horror Movie Lunch Boxes!

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More Faux Horror Movie Lunch Boxes!
Last month we shared with you fine FEARnet readers a nostalgia-inducing art project from the folks over on Kindertrauma, wherein they used the magical tool known as Photoshop to whip up images of horror-themed lunch boxes - the kinds of lunch boxes all of us lifelong horror fans wish we had as kids.  If you missed that post, be sure to travel back in time and check it out.

This week, the series of posts known as Cafeteria Kindertrauma has continued, Part 2 of the series unleashing lunch boxes inspired by holiday horror classics like Silent Night, Deadly Night and Black Christmas (how timely!), as well as cult faves Evilspeak, The Mutilator and Just Before Dawn.  There's even one for 1988's exceptional Blob remake, which includes its very own Thermos - if anything can make the color pink cool for boys, it's a Blob lunch box!

Check out some highlights from
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Report: Justin Bieber Disturbs the Peace with a House Party

Getting into trouble with the law seems to be a common thing for Justin Bieber. The pop superstar reportedly threw a 100-person rave at his house in Los Angeles on Friday night (November 15).

However, the fun came to a devastating halt when the 19-year-old's neighbor, whom he has reportedly been feuding with, apparently called the cops three times or more.

The neighbor called the police around 1Am, 3Am and 5:30Am, and they told the "Baby" singer to keep the noise down during their first two visits.

Just before dawn, the resident called just one more time, and filed a police report against Justin for disturbing the peace. Bieber is now at the mercy of L.A. Country Distict Attorney.

Justin tweeted earlier today, writing, "People have no idea what is coming tomorrow night at midnight. #Pyd with @rkelly." Let's just hope his big surprise isn't getting into even bigger trouble!
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