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Jeffrey Dahmer. The name alone can send a chill down the spines of even the most jaded of folks out there. That being said, a new adaptation is on its way that explores the crazed cannibal’s younger days and more. Read on for details.

THR reports that Ibid Filmworks producing partners Marc Meyers and Jody Girgenti have picked up the rights to My Friend Dahmer, the acclaimed and disturbing autobiographical graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf.

Released earlier in March by Abrams ComicArts, the tome follows Jeffrey Dahmer from age 12, when he was a shy, bespectacled kid, right up to the day he kills his first victim two weeks after high school graduation. It’s set in a bizarre world of 1970s suburbia, where the future serial killer is a troubled teenager, slowly descending into darkness as his divorcing parents, high school teachers, and peers stand by and do nothing.

The graphic novel was told through the perspective of his then-friend Backderf, a fellow oddball, and was praised for being sympathetic yet unflinching.

Backderf is now a political cartoonist who has been twice nominated for an Eisner Award and won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his political cartoons. Adam Goldworm of Aperture Entertainment will also produce.

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Want to Go to the Movies with My Friend Dahmer?

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: February 20, 2018

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Welcome back everyone.  Another week, another ten releases, and not without any discrepancies either.  Let’s get them out of the way now.

As reported last week, Eaten Alive! may have been out then or it might not be out until this week.  In any case you should be able to find it now if you couldn’t before.

Likewise, 1977’s Scalpel may not get here until next week, or you may find it sooner?  Either way, we will keep you posted.

In terms of other classics, Gate II will be hitting Blu-ray this week along with 1964’s The Night Walker, compliments of our friends at Scream Factory.  You can also pick up 1987’s Cannibal Hookers.

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair are up next with Mom and Dad.  I haven’t seen it but I have heard good things, plus Nicolas Cage playing a crazy parent; who wouldn’t want to see that?

Check out the rest of this week’s titles below, including: She Kills, 10/31, Downhill and Headgame.  Something is bound to tickle your fancy.  Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

10/31 (2017) (2/19)

Starring:

Mitchell Musolino, Nick Edwards, Cindy Maples, Sable Griedel, Chad Bruns

Synopsis:

10/31 is a Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. 5 spooky tales from masked killers to scarecrows, witches and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror written and directed by indie horrors best and brightest such as award winning film makers Justin M. Seaman and Zane Hershberger (The Barn), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror) an original score and segment directed by award winning film and game composer Rocky Gray (The Barn, Killing Floor 2, Close Calls) and features web horror host Malvolia: The Queen of Screams (Jennifer Nangle). These blood soaked tales of terror and the macabre in the vein of Creepshow, Body Bags, Tales of Halloween and V/H/S are sure to chill horror lovers to the bone.

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Cannibal Hookers (1987)

Starring:

Marya Gant, Diana Cruz, Annette Munro, Katina Garner, Tommy Carrano, Donald Trimborn, Amy Waddell

Synopsis:

These girls will do anything to get into the Zama Gata Bata Sorority. Their initiation is to dress up as a couple of Hollywood hookers, pick up two johns and bring them back to the sorority. All the while the sisters of the Zama Gata Bata are waiting to have a little fresh meat when they get there! There is no shortage of blood and guts in this sex-soaked sleazy slice of retro-80’s horror.

WARNING: This film is for mature audiences only and is definitely not for the squeamish!

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Downhill (2016)

Starring:

Natalie Burn, Bryce Draper, Ariel Levy, Luke Massy, Ignacia Allamand

Synopsis:

After his best friend dies in a racing accident, biking star Joe agrees to get back on the bike for an exhibition in Chile. During a test run with his girlfriend, Stephanie, they stumble upon an injured man infected by a mysterious virus. This is just the start of a very bad day for two of them as they become the target of relentless killers prepared to do anything to keep their secret from getting out of the mountains.

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Eaten Alive! (1980) (Limited Edition Blu-ray + CD)

Starring:

Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov

Synopsis:

Limited Edition of Only 2,500 units with an exclusive Slip Cover and CD Soundtrack!

EATEN ALIVE! — Now Uncut, Uncensored and Remastered in HD

Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City, Cannibal Ferox) returned to the jungle for this “graphic” (Monster Hunter), “sordid” (Geek Legacy) and “extreme” (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to knock you over. EuroSleaze hall-of- famers Robert Kerman (Cannibal Holocaust), Janet Agren (City Of The Living Dead), Ivan Rassimov (The Man From Deep River) and Me Me Lai (Jungle Holocaust) — along with Hollywood legend Mel Ferrer (War And Peace) — star in this insane assemblage of flesh-ripping mayhem, depraved sexual brutality, and even the Jonestown massacre. Eaten Alive! is now presented uncut, uncensored and fully remastered in HD for the first time ever, with all-new Special Features that slit open the legacy of this definitive cannibal classic.

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Gate II (1992)

Starring:

Pamela Segall, Simon Reynolds

Synopsis:

Not all minions are cute and cuddly …

This supercharged sequel to the horror classic The Gate comes alive with unearthly creatures, heart-stopping action and incredible special effects.

Gate II picks up again with Terry, the teenage sorcerer who summons beings from the other side whose powers can be used to grant any wish. Unfortunately, before the Gate closes again, a “minion” – a tiny disciple of Satan himself – manages to slip through to our dimension. When the creature is kidnapped – all hell breaks loose.

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Headgame (2018)

Starring:

Jamie Hill, Chris Hayes, Carly Steel, Liv von Oelreich, Leonard Roberts

Synopsis:

A group of young people awake from a rave to find themselves locked inside the now-abandoned warehouse with cameras screwed into their foreheads. With only a few clues and even less recollection of what happened the previous night, the group starts to piece together this unsettling puzzle. It quickly becomes apparent that they are unwilling competitors in a deadly game, and they will need to murder each other if they hope to survive.

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Mom and Dad (2017)

Starring:

Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur

Synopsis:

A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

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Night Walker, The (1964)

Starring:

Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor

Synopsis:

Another frightening film from the mind of Robert Bloch, author of Psycho.

Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor, reteaming for their first film following their divorce(!), star in this intense thriller about a wealthy widow who is haunted by her husband and seduced by a handsome stranger – all in her dreams.

Following the death of her millionaire husband, Howard (Hayden Rorke), Irene Trent (Stanwyck) endures dreams so real and terrifying, that she finds herself trapped in an eerie world existing between fact and fantasy. Isolated from the world by her husband’s possessive nature, Irene feels there is no one she can turn to except for his personal attorney (Taylor), the only visitor Howard ever allowed to the house. But even as her dreams begin to take vivid shape, Irene begins to walk into a very real nightmare of deception, murder and betrayal.

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Scalpel (1977) (Special Edition)

Starring:

Robert Lansing, Sandy Martin, Judith Chapman, Arlen Dean Snyder

Synopsis:

HE LOST THE FACE OF THE WOMAN HE LOVED… SO HE GAVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

US television staple Robert Lansing (Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone) stars as a deranged surgeon in this twisty-turny psychological thriller from Blood Rage director John Grissmer.

In Scalpel, Lansing plays Dr. Phillip Reynolds, a man whose daughter Heather (Judith Chapman, As the World Turns, General Hospital) has run away from home a year prior following the suspicious death of her boyfriend. When he happens across a young woman one night, her face beaten beyond recognition, the unhinged Reynolds sees his an opportunity to put his trusty scalpel to use – hatching a plan to ”reconstruct” her face in the image of his missing daughter, and so claim her sizeable inheritance.

Photographed by celebrated cinematographer Edward Lachman, who would go on to serve as DP on the likes of Erin Brockovich and The Virgin Suicides, Scalpel is an exemplary slice of Southern-fried gothic, filled finally rescued from VHS obscurity in this revelatory new Blu-ray edition from Arrow Video.

BUY IT NOW!


She Kills (2016) (Limited Edition)

Starring:

Jennie Russo, Trey Harrison

Synopsis:

When Sadie’s husband is murdered by a vicious gang called “The Touchers”, she finds she possesses a strange hidden power to aid her in her quest for revenge. Limited edition DVD, exclusive artwork for Family Video.

BUY IT NOW!

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Toy Fair 2018: Rick Baker’s Joker Bust is the Scariest Incarnation of the Character Yet

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After having won an incredible seven Oscars for his stunning onscreen makeup work, Rick Baker is now focusing his skills on a whole new area, as he’s designed a disturbing new bust of Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker.

Revealed by The Hollywood Reporter before being displayed at Toy Fair, Baker stated that he only agreed to design the bust on the condition that DC gave him complete create creative control and allowed him to design a version of the character which has never been seen before. He was also allowed to take his time on the project rather than having to work to a deadline, and the end result is just as terrifying as any of the grotesque creations Baker has transformed actors into throughout his long career.

The limited edition bust will be available released in October by DC Collectibles as part of their DC Gallery line, which focuses on high-end collectibles. Each one will be individually numbered, making it an invaluable collector’s item.

In other Joker-related news, you’ve probably heard by now that Joaquin Phoenix will likely play the Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming Joker origins movie, which will be directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese.

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Exclusive: Terror Universal Dare You to Look Through the Mirrors

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Alright horror metalheads, it’s time to raise those devil horns and get ready for some Terror Universal! On hand we’ve got the exclusive video premiere for the track “Through the Mirrors”, which comes from the band’s album Make Them Bleed. Directed by Wacy Jahn, the video mixes band performance with the hallucinations and troubles of a man who clearly has some issues going on.

Jahn tells us about making the video, saying, “As a director, I was given the freedom to give my visual interpretation of what the song meant to me personally. The inner self that tortures the outer self into being something different no matter the cost. Now mix a twist of insanity into the recipe and you get the “Through the Mirrors” official Terror Universal music video.

Band member Massacre adds, “I am very pumped to be releasing the “Through The Mirrors” video, as this track is one of my favorite songs on our new album ‘Make Them Bleed’. This song showcases many of Terror Universal’s diverse sounds, as it’s brutally heavy, and also has a very anthemic and memorable chorus.

Made up of current and past members of Machine Head, Ill Niño, Soulfly, and Upon A Burning Body, Terror Universal is a metal band dedicated to combining their love of all things heavy with their passion for horror. Make Them Bleed also features guest appearances from bassists John Moyer (Disturbed) and Tony Campos (Static-X).

You can buy Make Them Bleed on Bandcamp.

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