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Special Screening of I Sell the Dead Happening in New Jersey on October 26thOne of our favorite indies of the past several years, I Sell the Dead, is having a special screening/Q&A/meet & greet on Friday, October 26th, in one of the oldest theaters in New Jersey with the coolest guys in modern horror. If you’re in the area, read on for the details of this can’t miss event!

From the Press Release:
Raconteur Ventures and UC PAC present an evening with Glass Eye Pix founder LARRY FESSENDEN, director GLENN McQUAID, and I SELL THE DEAD (review here). It all begins at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, October 26th, at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UC PAC), 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065 (three blocks from the Rahway Station and only 30 minutes from New York Penn Station via NJ Transit’s NE Corridor Line).

Tickets are just $10. For advance tix visit UCPAC.org, and for more info contact Danni Rumsey at danni@ucpac.org or call (732) 499-0441.

Trained at the crooked knee of body thief Willie Grimes, Arthur Blake is arrested for a series of ghoulish infractions and now has “five hours to kill” and confess before losing his head, courtesy of the guillotine. Thus begins McQuaid’s boozy, buddy flick about two bumbling turn-of-the-century resurrectionists trying stay alive and make a living selling corpses in undead Ireland. Think Charles Dickens by way of Hammer Horror. Written, directed, designed, and edited all by McQuaid, the film features Fessenden as producer and head grave-robber Grimes and stars Hellboy Ron Perlman, ring bearer Dominic Monaghan, and everybody’s favorite Tall Man, Angus Scrimm.

Featuring an in-depth, on-stage conversation among Fessenden (The Innkeepers, Stake Land, I Sell the Dead), McQuaid (I Sell the Dead, V/H/S), and Dread Central’s Paul Nomad (with possible SKYPE visits from Angus Scrimm and Ron Perlman), and a screening of their collaborative effort, the Dickensian I SELL THE DEAD, a bumptious buddy pic about two no-luck grave robbers. Find out how Larry and Glenn recreated their vivid version of turn of the century Ireland on… wait for it… Staten Island!

Dubbed a “modern day Roger Corman” by the New York Times, producer/director/actor Larry Fessenden has much more in common with foreign art house auteurs like Guillermo del Toro, a friend and longtime supporter, than he does with the current wave of American torture porn directors. As founder of Glass Eye Pix (and its “no budget” arm, Scare Flix), Fessenden is known for producing smart, inexpensive “B list films with A list themes” (what the Village Voice calls “brains before blood”), mentoring a slew of young horror hot shots that include Ti West, Jim Mickle, and Glen McQuaid, the Dublin-born director whose feature film debut is the period horror comedy I SELL THE DEAD.

The landmark Union County Performing Arts Center was built as a vaudeville venue-cum-silent film house in the early 1920s. In keeping with the film’s necropolitan setting, horse-drawn hearses and authentic period charnel carts will be parked/displayed out front.

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

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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!

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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.

Nice!

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.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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