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Shudder Celebrates Women in Horror Month with A Woman’s Touch Collection



As you should certainly know by now, February is Women in Horror Month; and Shudder is celebrating with “A Woman’s Touch,” a brand new collection of films highlighting and honoring horror movies directed by women.

The collection features such notable female-directed films as Clair Denis’ Trouble Every Day (starring Vincent Gallo), Lynne Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (with Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller), and the Shudder-exclusive supernatural horror film Dearest Sister by Mattie Do, among many others.

Coming to Shudder February 9th is Blind Sun, the hallucinatory dystopian debut from Lebanese female director Joyce A. Nashawati, which had its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Get the full details below, and if you don’t have Shudder yet, get a move on! For more info visit the official Shudder website, “like” Shudder on Facebook, and follow Shudder on Twitter and Shudder on Instagram.

From the Press Release:
We know there’s no such thing as “a woman’s perspective on horror” because the twisted and unique views included in this collection are as diverse as the women who offer them. From vampires both real and imaginary to doppelgängers and collisions with the afterlife, this collection has it all. Identity crises, demonic domestic issues, phantasmagoric romance, the horrors of motherhood, and feminist interpretations on the giallo all make an appearance.

These films don’t shy away from tough and personal themes. More importantly, these blood-splattered gems are sure to satisfy your cravings for powerful voices and thought-provoking horror.

Check out the list of titles in “A Woman’s Touch” collection:

Dearest Sister (2016) – A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE
· Director: Mattie Do
· Cast Includes: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk

In Their Sleep (2010) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Caroline du Potet
· Cast Includes: Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Frémont

Mirror Mirror (1990) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Marina Sargenti
· Cast Includes: Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson

My Sucky Teen Romance (2011) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Emily Hagins
· Cast Includes: Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Santiago Dietche

Soulmate (2013) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Axelle Carolyn
· Cast Includes: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers

The Countess (2009) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Julie Delpy
· Cast Includes: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt

The Stylist (2016) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Jill Gevargizian
· Cast Includes: Najarra Townsend, Jennifer Plas, Angela Dupuie

The Velvet Vampire (1971) – ONLY ON SHUDDER
· Director: Stephanie Rothman
· Cast Includes: Michael Blodgett, Sherry E. DeBoer, Celeste Yarnall

Blood Punch (2014)
· Director: Madeline Paxson
· Cast Includes: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland

Consommé (2015)
· Director: Catherine Fordham
· Cast Includes: Monica West, Parker Madison, Tanner Dahlin

She Wolf (2013)
· Director: Tamae Garateguy
· Cast Includes: Luján Ariza, César Bordón, Hernán Bustos

Innsmouth (2015)
· Director: Izzy Lee
· Cast Includes: Sophia Cacciola, Porcelain Dalya, Phil Healy

Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)
· Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
· Cast Includes: Rikki Gagne, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Don’t Look Back (2009)
· Director: Marina de Van
· Cast Includes: Sophie Marceau, Monica Bellucci, Andrea Di Stefano

In Her Skin (2009)
· Director: Simone North
· Cast Includes: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley

Trouble Every Day (2001)
· Director: Claire Denis
· Cast Includes: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle

Mexico Barbaro (2014)
· Directors (segments): Gigi Saul Guerrero, Laurette Flores Bornn
· Cast Includes: Adrián Aguirre, Dulce Alexa, Leslie Arce

The Midnight Swim (2014)
· Director: Sarah Adina Smith
· Cast Includes: Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013)
· Co-Director: Helene Cattet
· Cast Includes: Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
· Director: Lynne Ramsay
· Cast Includes: Ezra Miller, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly


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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 152 – Cloverfield Paradox & The Ritual



Last week Netflix shocked the world by not only releasing a new trailer for Cloverfield Paradox during the Superbowl, but announcing the film would be available to stream right after the game. In a move no one saw coming, Netflix shook the film industry to it’s very core. A few days later, Netflix quietly released horror festival darling: The Ritual.

Hold on to your Higgs Boson, because this week we’ve got a double header for ya, and we’re not talking about that “world’s largest gummy worm” in your mom’s nightstand. Why was one film marketed during the biggest sporting event of the year, and why was one quietly snuck in like a pinky in your pooper? Tune in a find out!

Meet me at the waterfront after the social for the Who Goes There Podcast episode 152!

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray



A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?

After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.


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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!



Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.


On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.



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