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DVD Release List: Best & Worst



You’ll be getting both when the following DVDs hit on May 15th, 2007…

Click to see it bigger!Bleeding Rose (2007)
Directed by Kareem A Bland

Well, the synopsis I found didn’t really make any sense, so I’ll try my best here… A girl is stalked by a demonic serial killer whose only interest is killing the people she loves. To make matters worse, her friends are suspects so she can trust no one. She has to look into her dark past and confront her demons in order to bring this madness to an end, but needless to say said end is not pleasant for pretty much anyone involved. Something relating to a broken heart has something to do with it, too. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Creepshow 3 (2007)
Directed by James Dudelson

This, friends, is the “worst” referred to in the title. You’re really not going to find a worse DVD than this all year, I don’t care how much you may have hated any theatrical release out there. This is not just a bad film; it’s an abomination. It is a slight against the good name of Creepshow that George Romero established with Stephen King many years ago; truly this is one of the worst things ever made. Please do not see it because I wrote that either; there are better things you can do with your life, believe me. Read Creepy’s DVD review of Creepshow 3 if you need more convincing. DON’T buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Directed by Ulli Lommel

Here’s another one of those films that could and should be piled in the “worst” category: the latest Hollywood rip-off from Boogeyman hack director Ulli Lommel. Though it’s been years since the man did anything, now all of a sudden he’s one of horror’s most prolific filmmakers. God knows why. The story, as it were, is inspired by the real-life case of the Zodiac Killer, but something tells me it takes place in present day with the killer’s spirit taking over new hosts or something equally as cheesy. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Gothic Vampires From Hell (2007)
Directed by Ford Austin

The story of a band called Gothic Vampires From Hell (who said subtlety is dead?) and their run-ins with the bloodsucking freaks in the music business. I’m not being cute either; the two girls from Gotham Records they sign with end up being actual vampires out for some yummy human plasma. If nothing else, the soundtrack sounds like it might be pretty kicking with bands like Electric Hellfire Club and Switchblade Symphony appearing. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Kovak Box (2007)
Directed by Daniel Monzon

The story of The Kovak Box is simple: A sci-fi writer, played by Timothy Hutton, is invited to an island for a conference only to discover he’s been lured into a trap. A deadly trap, at that. The first thing that should’ve tipped him off that something was amiss was the fact that the conference was on a freakin’ island! Everyone knows writers aren’t allowed on islands, sci-fi or otherwise. They drive down the property value due to their binge drinking. Or is that Native Americans? I can never remember. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Masters of Horror: Right to Die (2006)
Directed by Rob Schmidt

One of the better entries in the second season, at least from what I’ve seen of it so far, “Right to Die” is the story of a husband dealing with the fact that his wife is now covered in burns from head to toe and determining whether she would want to live that way or not. Of course, his choice is complicated by the fact that every time she does shuffle the mortal coil, she ends up killing someone in increasingly nasty ways. Check out our DVD review of “Right to Die” for more! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

And this, my fiends, is the “best” I was referring to. You can try all you want, but you won’t likely find a better dark fairy tale than Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece. The story is of a girl who is forced to live with her Fascist stepfather so her mother can survive in 1944. She retreats into a fantasy world where she meets a faun, who tells her she is actually a long-lost princess and she has to complete three tasks to prove her worthiness before she’s allowed back into her kingdom. Words can’t describe how good this movie is, but I tried anyway in my DVD review of Pan’s Labyrinth, so check it out! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Perfect Marriage (2007)
Directed by Douglas Jackson

I’m telling you guys, someone over at Lionsgate Home Entertainment really has a thing for images of bound women. Seems like every other week they have a new title hitting shelves with a picture similar to this on it. I really think they need to try something new for once; maybe a nice sunny flower? Or a field of tulips? Might as well, as you rarely see anything resembling their DVD covers in the actual movie anyway, right? Oh, and for those interested, the film is about a woman who creates a new identity for herself so she can escape the one man who knows what happened to her former husband. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!The Thirst (2007)
Directed by Jeremy Kasten

The story of a pair of recovering addicts who are recruited into an underworld of sex and gore by a group of vampires, The Thirst is the latest from Attic Expeditions director Jeremy Kasten. I guess every indie director has to do at least one vampire movie, right? At least this one’s got Jeremy Sisto in it! Check out Deb’s DVD review of The Thirst for more! Buy it here!

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Blumhouse’s Halloween Wraps Filming



It was just yesterday that Laurie Strode aka Jamie Lee Curtis wanted Halloween fans to know that we’ll be “very happy and VERY scared” by Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel.

And today we have news that we might be on track to be “very happy and VERY scared” this October as filming has wrapped completely on Blumhouse’s Halloween!

Co-producer Ryan Turek broke the news on Twitter and you can check out his tweet HERE.

Are you excited to know that filming has wrapped on Halloween? Let us know below!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.


Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.


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Troy Baker and Emily O’Brien Confirmed For Death Stranding



While there’s still no release date for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Stranding, there have been regular(-ish) updates for the sci-fi/horror game. These little tidbits act not only as seeds of information but also as additions to the overall mystery surrounding the game, which is basically what gets Kojima’s all hot and bothered.

Last night, actress Emily O’Brien posted a photo on her Instagram where she revealed that she has been working on Death Stranding alongside Norman Reedus and another actor who is renowned in the gaming community: Troy Baker. No description of either of their characters’ roles were revealed in the description, which leads to the “mystery” part of the story. With Reedus already being shown as the main character, Mads Mikkelsen as the villain, and Guillermo del Toro having a role of unknown size, I’m curious where Baker and O’Brien fit into the story. With side characters having just as much importance as mains in many games these days, you never know what kind of impact these actors will have on the greater story.

Baker is known for playing Joel in The Last of Us as well as Samuel Drake in Uncharted 4, Booker DeWitt in Bioshock: Infinite, and Bruce Wayne in Batman: The Telltale Series, as well as a great deal more. O’Brien has offered her voice in titles such as League of Legends, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, as well as acted in film and TV.

Below is a fascinating dive into Death Stranding from my pal RagnarRox.


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Toy Fair 2018: Storm Collectibles Proudly Display their Mortal Kombat Figures



One of the goriest franchises in the history of gaming will soon be playable in a different way, because Storm Collectibles have revealed a ton of new Mortal Kombat action figures at Toy Fair.

Fans of the ultraviolent fighting franchise might want to start fighting back their nerd boners, because Storm’s new figure line includes some of the most popular characters from the series, including Ermac, Shao Kahn, Rain, Smoke, Reptile, and Goro, although I was personally a little let down to see that the smooth movie star Johnny Cage appears to be absent.

Toy Ark posted a series of photos of the highly-detailed figures from the event, and we can probably expect them to arrive in stores soon. Since the release of the first game all the way back in 1992, the Mortal Kombat franchise has sold a combined total of 35 million copies in addition to generation over $5 billion in revenue, so these toys will keep the ravenous fanbase happy until the inevitable announcement of Mortal Kombat XI.


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