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Night of the Living Dead

The Film Detective’s streaming service will be home to all manner of horrific creatures during the month of October and we’ve got their schedule so you can plan accordingly!

From the Press Release:
Giant leeches, a flesh-eating plant, vampire bats, zombies and a host of chills and thrills. The Film Detective has hand-selected frightful film classics from its extensive archive to share with horror movie buffs all month long. Each day in October, a new title will be added, leading up to 31 films available for binge-watching on Halloween.

“31 Days of Horror” will be available in a dedicated playlist on The Film Detective App – which has been downloaded nearly 50,000 times to date – available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and iOS devices.

With select titles fully restored from original film elements for an HD-enhanced viewing experience, enjoy such classics as Night of the Living Dead, Dementia 13, The Bat, Little Shop of Horrors, Voodoo Black Exorcist and The Terror—Like you’ve never seen them before!

Also highlighted will be Roger Corman with such classics as A Bucket of Blood and Attack of the Giant Leeches for fans who can’t get enough of the B-movie and horror king’s low-budget, cult films; and the long-lost TV pilot “Final Curtain,” written and directed by Ed Wood, now restored in HD from a rare, surviving film print.

This thrilling film collection with something for everyone – from slashers to comedy and everything in between – is grouped by theme, including: Supernatural Sunday, Murder Monday, Creature Feature Tuesday, Not-so-Scary Wednesday, Thriller Thursday, Frightful Friday and Slasher Saturday.

Supernatural Sunday
Oct. 1 – Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Oct. 8 – “Final Curtain” (1957) HD
Oct. 15 – Invisible Ghost (1941)
Oct. 22 – Voodoo Black Exorcist (1974) HD
Oct. 29 – Carnival of Souls (1962)

Murder Monday
Oct. 2 – The Fatal Hour (1940)
Oct. 9 – Murder by Television (1935)
Oct. 16 – A Bucket of Blood (1959) HD
Oct. 23 – House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Oct. 30 – The Bat (1959) HD

Creature Feature Tuesday
Oct. 3 – The Gorilla (1939)
Oct. 10 – Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Oct. 17 – The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
Oct. 24 – The Killer Shrews (1959)
Oct. 31 – Night of the Living Dead (1968) HD

Not-so-Scary Wednesday
Oct. 4 – Topper Returns (1941)
Oct. 11 – The Ape Man (1943)
Oct. 18 – Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
Oct. 25 – Little Shop of Horrors (1960) HD

Thriller Thursday
Oct. 5 – The Cat and the Canary (1927)
Oct. 12 – Bluebeard (1944)
Oct. 19 – The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Oct. 26 – The Terror (1963) HD

Frightful Friday
Oct. 6 – The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) HD
Oct. 13 – Dementia 13 (1963) HD
Oct. 20 – White Zombie (1932)
Oct. 27 – The Vampire Bat (1933) HD

Slasher Saturday
Oct. 7 – Sisters of Death (1976)
Oct. 14 – Hands of a Stranger (1962)
Oct. 21 – Don’t Look in the Basement (1973)
Oct. 28 – Drive-In Massacre (1976)

The Film Detective app refreshes monthly for timely programming around themes, holidays and anniversaries, offering a variety of digitally restored classic films, trailers and original, supplemental content. Enjoy a free trial period with subscriptions starting as low as $3.99 per month or $34.99 annually. Three films stream free each month. To download and start watching, click here!

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Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can



It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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American Psycho Meets Creep – Strawberry Flavored Plastic Review



Starring Aidan Bristow, Nicholas Urda, Andres Montejo

Directed by Colin Bemis

Recently I wrote up an article here on Dread Central which was basically an open letter to anyone who was listening called “I Miss Found Footage.” Well, it seems like someone WAS listening, as I was then sent the link to an all-new found footage film called Strawberry Flavored Plastic from first-time writer-director Colin Bemis.

The film follows the “still-at-large crimes of Noel, a repentant, classy and charming serial killer loose in the suburbs of New York.” Basically, you could think of the flick as American Psycho meets Mark Duplass and Partick Brice’s Creep. That, or you could think of it as “Man Bites Dog in color!” However you choose to label Colin Bemis’ psychological thriller, just make sure you check out the film once it hits in the future.

As I alluded to above, the film is basically a found footage version of American Psycho. But that said, the film sports a twist on the charming serial killer subgenre that I have yet to see play out in any of the above-mentioned classics. I’m not going to go into spoiler territory here, but I will say that the film introduces an element to the tale that spins it into much more of a character drama than a straight horror film. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Truth be told, the film’s turn from serial killer flick into a layered character study might have been its kiss of death, but this slight genre switch is rendered a minor issue as the film’s central narcissistic antagonist is played by Aidan Bristow. Bristow is an actor you may not have heard of before this review, but you will hear his name more and more over the years to come, I promise. The guy gives (no pun intended) a killer performance as the film’s resident serial killer Noel Rose, and time after time surprised me with how chilling, charming, or downright vulnerable he chose to play any given scene.

Bristow’s performance is, in the end, the major element the film has going for it. But that said, as a fan of found footage, I was smiling ear to ear at first-time director Colin Bemis’ understanding of what makes a found footage suspense sequence work.

In Strawberry Flavored Plastic director Colin Bemis is confident and content to allow full emotional scenes to play out with the camera directed at nothing more than a character’s knees. Why is this so important? Because it keeps the reality of the film going. Too many found footage directors would focus on the actors’ faces during such emotional scenes – no matter how contrived the camera angle was. In this film, however, Bemis favors the reality that says, “If you were really in this emotional state and holding a camera, you would let it drop to your side.” I agree, and it is small touches like that which make the film feel authentic and thus – once the shite hits the fan – all the scarier.

On the dull side of the kitchen knife, the film does feel a bit long even given it’s short running time, and there doesn’t seem too much in the way of visceral horror to be found within. Again, graphic blood and gore aren’t a must in a fright flick, but a tad more of the old ultra-violence would have gone a long way in selling our main psychopath’s insanity and unpredictability. But all the same, the film does feature a rather shocking sequence where our main baddie performs a brutal home invasion/murder that puts this film firmly in the realm of horror. In fact, the particular POV home invasion scene I’m talking about holds about as much horror as you’ll ever wish to witness.

In the end, Colin Bemis’ Strawberry Flavored Plastic is a must-see for fans of found footage and serial killer studies such as American Pyscho, Creep, and Man Bites Dog. I recommend giving it a watch once it premieres. If only to be able to point to Aidan Bristow in the near future and tell all your friends that you watched (one of) his first movies.

Until then, check out the film’s trailer HERE, and follow the movie on Facebook.

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Lead actor Aidan Bristow turns in a star-making performance in Colin Bemis’ Strawberry Flavored Plastic, a found footage film that plays out like Man Bites Dog in Color before introducing a new element to the charming-serial-killer subgenre and becoming more character study than a straight horror. Think American Psycho meets Creep.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 148 – Inside (2017 Remake)



We’ve all heard the old saying, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, I’m here to tell you that’s only partially true. It seems there is a third certainty that had been omitted from the original quote, “It is certain, if you enjoy a movie, at some point someone will remake that movie.” Now is the time when one of my favorite movies gets reimagined, “for an American audience”.

In the late 2000’s an explosion of “French extreme” horror films was released. Martyrs and or High Tension can often be found on any number of lists of the “most fucked up horror movies ever”. Unfortunately, the vastly superior Inside is often forgotten (as well as Frontier(s), but that’s a whole ‘nother rant). Now, ten years after it’s initial release, Inside has been Americanized. Don’t worry, we watched it so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

Mommy says you’re not dead. Is that true? It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 148!

If you like what you hear, please consider joining our Patreon subscribers. For less than the cost of a beer, you get bonus content, exclusive merchandise, special giveaways, and you get to help us continue doing what we love.

The Who Goes There Podcast is available to subscribe to on iTunes right here. Not an iTunes user? You can listen on our Dread Central page. Can’t get enough? We also do that social media shit. You’ll find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramTwitch, and YouTube.

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