I honestly don’t know what to think about this. Take a look at the new trailer for the Eli Roth approved REMAKE of CABIN FEVER directed by Travis Zariwnyand using the original 2002 script by Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein. The last Cabin Fever sequel was barely two years ago, so this remake seems to a tad premature considering most remakes happen a good 20-30 years after the fact.
Someone recently asked what my favorite horror sub-genre is. A fair question, but not so easy to answer. Like many fright fans, I go through moods. One week, I’m all about carnivorous corpses, and the next, I’m leaping out from behind doors and scaring the shit out of my wife in honor of whatever jump-scare-paranormal-hooey I just finished. The more interesting question, for my money, is what sub-genre or horror trope actually frightens me the most.
One of Dario Argento’s most celebrated giallo films is making its way to Blu-ray in America. Today, Synapse revealed full details and artwork for a limited Steelbook combo pack for the 1982 thriller, TENEBRAE. Anthony Franciosa stars as a mystery writer in Italy promoting his newest novel, while a lunatic is killing those around him, emulating the murders found in his books. John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) and Dario Nicolodi (DEEP RED) co-star. The three-disc set includes a BD and DVD of the film and a CD of the score by former Goblin members, Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pigmatelli, and Massimo Morante.
This week: BJ sleeps in, Sean gets bored with a mountain climbing expedition gone horribly wrong, and Brad looses his shit over Asylum flicks! We cover a handful of flicks that have arrived on our doorstep and then spend time with Peter Weller’s first film, Of Unknown Origin, for our Stream Screams segment, then we move on to VHS-OMG with 1995’s “Men-on-a-hunting-trip-gone-horribly-wrong” flick Dominion.
Today, Gareth Evans, the filmmaker behind THE RAID: REDEMPTION and THE RAID 2, gave the internet one hell of a treat. The director uploaded to YouTube a samurai short film that displays again why he’s become the new standard for modern action movies. The video also hints possibly of a new direction for Evans.
On this week’s show we say our goodbye’s to some legends that have recently left us, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Alan Rickman and a few more. We also have a handful of goodies that have arrived on our collective doorsteps, including Sean’s first Vinegar Syndrome “sexy time” experience with Roger Watkins’ CORRUPTION.
Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? Not to worry; El Rey has a gift for you ELM STREET fans. Robert Rodriguez and his network announced today that they’re celebrating the holiday with a 48-hour A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET marathon, hosted by Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund! It all starts bright and early on Saturday, February 13th and runs the whole weekend. Check out the schedule below to plan accordingly. Included in the Freddy-fest are the first five films in the legendary franchise, as well as select episodes of the not-on-disc television series, FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES. Why no FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE and WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE? Beats me.
According to their Facebook page, Scorpion Releasing will be putting out the 1979 shocker, DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE on Blu-ray. Directed by Joseph Ellison and starring Dam Grimaldi, the grimy, PSYCHO-inspired film was previously issued on DVD by Shriek Show back in 2005. No release date has been set for the Blu, but Scorpion’s FB post does offer a peak of one of the bonus features that will be included on the disc: a tour of the Strauss Mansion. Keep checking back for more updates on this one.
One of the most well-received indie genre movies of 2015 is finally arriving on disc in the US. Epic Pictures delivered a surprise yesterday, announcing that TURBO KID, the 80s-style, post-apocalyptic splatter sci-fi fantasy, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD . On January 25th! That’s less than a week! Not only that, Epic Pictures is rewarding fans’ anticipation by releasing the movie in a “3-Disc Ultra Turbo Charged Special Collector’s Edition”! The film that captured audiences’ hearts could very well go down as one of the top Blu-ray releases of 2016. Check out the press release below to see what I mean:
Fans of the sci-fi film series SPECIES will be pleased with what Scream Factory has in store. The label unveiled the final list of extras for their Blu-ray release of SPECIES II and their double feature Blu of SPECIES III and SPECIES: THE AWAKENING. And, wow, both these disc are loaded. Check out the full list for both discs below (courtesy of Scream Factory’s Facebook page):