Screamcast 127: Mr. Frost Took A Silver Bullet So It Wouldn’t Stryker

This week after a lengthy What’s On Your Doorstep segment, we discuss one of Cirio H. Santiago’s best MAD MAX knock-off flicks STRYKER (1983) which is out now on blu-ray via Kino Lorber. Also, we take a look at the under appreciated Gary Busey/Corey Haim werewolf flick SILVER BULLET as well as a forgotten VHS gem starring Jeff Goldblum: MR. FROST!

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Warner Brothers Bringing Stephen King’s IT, SALEM’S LOT, and CAT’S EYE to Blu-ray!

That long-planned new film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT is well underway from New Line Cinema. Recently, Entertainment Weekly gave the public the first look at Bill Skarsgard (Netflix’s HEMLOCK GROVE) as everyone’s favorite creepy clown (who’s name isn’t Ronald McDonald), Pennywise. Now, Warner Bros. is ramping up interest in the new movie with a home video re-release of the classic TV miniseries.

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CREEPSHOW Making-of Doc Getting Its Own Blu-ray Release in the U.S.!

CREEPSHOW, the 1982 horror anthology film, is an undeniable classic. A delightfully-wicked tribute to 1950s horror comics from two masters, director George Romero and the legendary Stephen King, that has gone on to be loved by generations of fans. So, it’s kind of frustrating that Warner Bros. have only released a bare-bones DVD and Blu-ray of CREEPSHOW here in the States. In the UK, a two-disc special edition DVD and a Blu-ray contain a host of special features, including a feature-length documentary produced by Red Shirt Pictures called JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF CREEPSHOW. The only way American fans could see that doc was to buy an import disc and watch it on a region-free player.

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Girls And Monsters

I suppose I should preface this all by saying that I am a product of the 80s. Because I am human and given over to large amounts of nostalgia, I have a soft spot for things reminiscent of my childhood. However, as a child of the 80s, myself and others my age were also very heavily marketed to. People often lament that cartoons were little more than twenty minute advertisements for elaborate toy lines which were designed to imprint brand loyalty as soon as we slid out of the womb. I can’t defend them, but I do love them. It’s a double-edged blade that isn’t strictly limited to all things of a cartoon nature. Fast food with meals aimed at kids were also culprits, desperate to gain our affections, as well as younger and younger pop stars and their music… I can still hear my best friend’s mini-pops cassette playing it’s cherry tunes in the deepest recesses of my mind from, um, recesses past.

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ScreamCast 38: Monkey Shines (1988) & The Dark Half (1993)

Once upon a time, George A. Romero worked with Orion Pictures. The first outing proved disastrous at the box office and was riddled with studio tinkering, the second didn’t do much better. Thus our hero went back to the land of things more independent. This week Sean and Brad dive into George A. Romero’s adaptations of Monkey Shines and The Dark Half. Do they hold up as films or mere curiosities? Both are out on Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory.

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