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RaroVideo Announces Two New December Horror DVD Releases: Body Puzzle & Murder Obsession

Hailed by cinephiles for expertly restoring rare films by influential filmmakers and publishing them with compelling extras, Italian DVD label RaroVideo announces two rare horror titles slated for release on December 6th: Lamberto Bava's Body Puzzle and Riccardo Freda's Murder Obsession.

UK Discovers Horrors in Hidden 3D on DVD and Blu-ray

Killer kid flicks are always a safe bet when it comes to bringing the freaky goods, but when said killer kids are also scientifically spawned mutants hungry for flesh, things get a little more icky! Cue Antoine Thomas’ Hidden 3D, coming to Blu-ray in the UK on October 10th courtesy of G2 Pictures.

Magnet Releasing Bringing Beyond the Black Rainbow to the US

You can't say we didn't warn you there'd be some more distribution news coming out of the Cannes Film Festival. The latest tidbit is that Magnet Releasing (the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures) has picked up US rights and Mongrel Media has acquired Canada from XYZ Pictures to Panos Cosmatos’ sci-fi thriller Beyond the Black Rainbow.

Panos Cosmatos Talks Beyond the Black Rainbow

Director Panos Cosmatos definitley has balls. His first feature, Beyond The Black Rainbow, is one of the most psychedelic offerings in quite some time, and the film reaches beyond the abstract into territory few films dare to explore. The question is, does Cosmatos have the vision and the talent to match his confidence? Decide for yourself when you see the film!

Tribeca 2011: Two New Stills from Beyond the Black Rainbow

We're still not sure if Panos Cosmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow is more sci-fi or horror, but its description certainly seems tailored toward the genre crowd so we're happy to point our readers - especially those attending this year's Tribeca Film Festival - in its direction. Perhaps the two new stills provided to us today will shed a bit more light on the situation.

First Blu-ray/DVD Release Info for the Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show

We've been talking about the Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show for some time now -- through title changes, trailer debuts, and more. So we're very happy to report release info is now available, at least for our Italian readers. The rest of us have to wait just a little longer. From the Press Release:

Federico Zampaglione Announces Tulpa, His Newest Slice of Italian Terror

While his debut creepshow, Shadow, may have been seriously lacking in the story department, it most definitely had visual chops on par with some of Italy’s finest horror filmmakers. Now director Federico Zampaglione steps up to the plate once more with the newly announced Tulpa!

Tribeca 2011: Screening Info for Beyond the Black Rainbow

We're just a few days away from the April 20th start date of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival so over the next week we'll be highlighting this year's genre fare and posting the screening schedules. First up is Beyond the Black Rainbow, written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons.

Tribeca 2011: A Trio of Stills to Take You Beyond the Black Rainbow

Strap in, kids. The powers-that-be at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival have released several stills from the entries in their Cinemania program (i.e., science fiction, horror, exploitation, and fantasy), and of course we have them all for you right here. First up is Beyond the Black Rainbow, directed and written by Panos Cosmatos. Synopsis:

Mariano Baino Talks Hidden 3D Cast and Crew Changes

Following up on a previous story pertaining to some recent shake-ups surrounding Italy's first 3D film, Hidden, we recently heard from vacating director Mariano Baino regarding both his and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni's departure from the film.

Italy's Hidden 3D Goes Through Cast and Crew Changes

It's always good to know that America isn't the only country that sometimes has trouble getting its shit together. Italy's first ever 3D feature film, Hidden 3D, has undergone a bit of a shake-up cast and crew wise, and we're here to keep you up to date as always. According to Bloody Disgusting:

Demon's Twilight - There Are No Sparkling Vampires Here

Ah, Italy! Where have your horror films gone? You used to be one of our chief exporters of all things insane, but lately all we get is a trickle of blood here, a slice of flesh there ... Hopefully, things are about to get back on track.

UPDATED: A Tour of Tim Burton's Wonderland / Odeon Boycott Avoided

With its March 5th premiere approaching, Tim Burton's 3D vision of Alice in Wonderland is sure to appeal to genre fans. Which is why we're providing a video tour of the props, costumes, and set pieces from the film that Nomad recorded for us during last year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Italy Braces for Fantasy Horror Award Event

March 19-21, Orvieto Italy - You think America is the only horror-loving country on the planet? Think again, Sparky. North of Rome in the city of Orvieto, Italians are gearing up for what promises to be one hell of a time. The annual Fantasy Horror Award celebration is a pretty big deal, and they're pulling out guests and celebs galore to prove it.

Italy Goes 3D with Hidden

Looks as if the 3D craze is official in Italy. First we brought you the news about Italy's Turn of the Screw 3D (story here), and now word of Hidden 3D has come to light. Interestingly enough, they're both claiming to be the country's first three-dimensional film.