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New Episodes of Animated Filipino Horror Folklore Series Umbra Available Tonight!



With all the various streaming services and new series that are available online, it’s hard to keep track of them all. But Myx TV’s “Umbra,” an animated horror series about Filipino folklore, caught our eye, and with new episodes airing tonight, we wanted to bring it your attention as well. Intrigued? Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Myx TV, the Asian-American entertainment network, is currently airing “Umbra,” a first-of-its-kind animated horror series chronicling Filipino folklore. The 13-episode series premiered Wednesday, October 11th, and new back-to-back episodes of “Umbra” air every Wednesday at 8/7c on Myx TV. Patterned after programs like “The Twilight Zone” and “Monsters,” this hair-raising animated show features different creatures from Filipino mythology and explores the horrific side of the country’s supernatural lore and modern urban legends, or “sabi-sabi.”

“’Umbra’ is different from the usual Halloween frights, spotlighting spooky Filipino folklore that has been carried on for generations,” said Miguel Santos, general manager of Myx TV. “The Philippines and Asia are rich with stories like these that deserve to be shared with American audiences.”

The eerie series retells age-old myths of encounters with the supernatural, like the  “Mangangatok,” who comes knocking on the door to bring bad luck, or worse, death; shape-shifting and flesh-hungry monsters; murderous mermaids; and more.

“Umbra” is executive produced by Anna Rodriguez dela Cruz, illustrated by Take One Animation Center, and animated by Digibox Audiovisual Productions.

Here’s a rundown of what’s ahead, beginning with tonight’s episodes:

October 18 at 8/7c

• Episode 103: The Creepy Knocker (Mangangatok) – In a state-of-the-art building in the middle of a metropolis, there lurks an evil presence. Folktales intertwined with the changing of the times does not change the reality that there are malignant creatures that bring terror to every house they visit. These creepy knockers, which invoke fear in everyone they meet, come knocking to people’s doors to bring ill-fate and take their very lives. So beware of receiving visitors, lest they be the last ones you see alive.

• Episode 104: Karma – Do you believe that everything you do, whether good or bad, has a consequence? This is the story of Jeric, a young man who preyed on innocent women. One day all of this will change as he gets payback for all the things he has done and karma stares him in the face.

October 25 at 8/7c

• Episode 105: The Doctor (Doktora) – One night Aries and his pregnant wife, Camille, ended up in a mysterious clinic because she was suffering from stomach pains. But as day turned into night, a strange mystery unfolds before them as they discover that the doctor and all the nurses that worked in that clinic were not human, but were in fact evil creatures. This couple will become the unwilling victims of the manananggal (a flying creature that leaves half of its body behind while seeking out human victims it can prey on).

• Episode 106: The Changeling (Baby Ko) – For the past seven years Mike and Sally have not stopped praying for a child of their own. With the help of a mysterious woman, their prayers are answered.

November 1 at 8/7c

• Episode 107: Revenge (Ganti) – In a quiet community by the sea, it is said that for a long time now, there has been a creature that takes innocent lives. This creature is known as Maguindara, a mermaid that lurks under the sea. One man will attempt to end the killings and bring an end to the Maguindara.

• Episode 108: Shape-Shifters (Balatkayo) – No matter how hard he tries to hide, an aswang (flesh-eating monster) cannot help but transform into its evil self when it is overcome by need and desire. And when a promise is broken by one of their kind, the aswang will pay for his sins with the lives of his very own family.

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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date



Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December



Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!


Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package



Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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