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Monsters & Maniacs DVD News

We begin with the wackiness that is Minoru Kawasaki, the filmmaker responsible for The Calamari Wrestler and Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit, and the DVD release of his silly and surreal 2005 animal costume slasher/thriller/comedy Executive Koala.

Work on R.I.P.D. Continues

Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson talked to reporters recently and revealed that work on R.I.PD. is moving along well, with Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkins in the directing chair according to Sci Fi Wire.

Del Toro Talks the Challenges of Madness

For someone so busy working on getting everything set for The Hobbit, Guillermo del Toro sure seems to have a lot of time to talk about what he’s working on after he finishes the Tolkien film.

F.E.A.R. 2 Q&A

Ready for Alma's next rampage? You know you are! But what can we expect this go around through her world of bleeding ceilings and clone warriors? To find out we sat down with Principal Game Designer, Craig Hubbard!

Trailer for Redux of Hitchcock's The Lodger

The first trailer for David Ondaatje’s remake of one of Hitchcock’s earliest films, The Lodger,has found its way onto Apple’s official site, which in turn lead it into our loving arms.

Horrorclix Demise Imminent

Though I don’t fully understand the implications of this announcement, I know what it means to horror fans: The end of Horrorclix is nigh. The Topps Company announced today that it would immediately cease operations of Horrorclix makers WizKids, which is also responsible for the superhero-oriented game Heroclix.

Things (1989)

“The blood’s just dripping like maple syrup!” – hockey hairdoed hero

**UPDATED!** Mezco's Wolfman Figures Up for Pre-Order!

**UPDATE: Thanks to reader "plastichorror" for pointing out a pic of the toy on Mezco Direct!**

DVD Releases: Hi-Def Christmas Hellboy

Sorry it’s a day late, I hope some of you can eventually find a way to forgive me, but here are your horror DVD choices for Tuesday, November 11th, 2008!

Twilight Footage From Last Night's Heroes

Though I feel kinda dirty pointing it out to you guys, it’s only fair we keep up on our coverage of Twilight since the film hits theaters next Friday (get your tickets now!). During last night’s episode of “Heroes” some exclusive footage from Twilight was shown, and thanks to the wonder of this interwebs it’s already online!

A Dozen New Stills From The Children

Tom Shankland’s The Children has been blowing minds wherever it’s been played; we’ve got two staffers who have seen it (review is coming), and both couldn’t stop raving about it. I was hoping he’d follow up WAZ with something special, but The Children sounds like it's exceeded even those expectations.

New Last House Edition Planned

As is usually the case, a remake of a classic horror film (in this case the one coming up from Rogue) means a special edition of the original will make its way to DVD. In the case of Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left, it’s a long overdue catch up.

Baghead Hits DVD December 30th

This December 30th one of the more bizarre titles flirting with our genre, Mark & Jay Duplass’ Baghead (review), will finally be coming to DVD thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. If you’ve not heard much about the title, I’m not surprised; I’ve been trying to figure out if it belongs on Dread since it started its festival run.

Check Out the First 15 Minutes of Left 4 Dead!

For a lucky few of you, tomorrow is a good day to be dead; that’s when Valve releases their public demo of Left 4 Dead, their new co-op zombie game which hits stores November 17th. To celebrate, Valve has release the first 15 minutes of gameplay, which you can feast upon below!

Russell Goes From Screen to Stage with Mindgame

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Devils and Lair of the White Worm director Ken Russell, outside of his segment of Trapped Ashes (review). Seems the reason for that is he’s moved from film to stage and his latest directing gig has been for Mindgame, a play written by Anthony Horowitz.