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Zach Galligan Being Kept in The CageIt’s wonderful seeing Eighties icon Zach Galligan back working in the genre, and the actor recently took to Twitter to announce that he’ll be starring in the new indie flick The Cage for director Jon D. Wagner. Even cooler? He also shared some bitchin’ 80s style art!

From the Press Release
Adaptation of dark and hyper-violent book THE CAGE, by celebrated author Brian Keene, finds director, cast, and F/X squad. Now they’re looking for the money necessary to bring the story of THE CAGE to fruition.

It’s closing time at Big Bill’s Electronics, but the employees will not be going home. Simon has arrived… And it’s a very special night. He needs six people—cooperation optional—to open something of his own. The captives will have to revert to their most savage, primal instincts if they hope to survive the night. But when the truth is revealed, death may come as a mercy.

To be directed by Jon D. Wagner (D: Anniversary At Shallow Creek, P: All Cheerleader’s Die, Cheap Thrills), and produced by Brian James Fitzpatrick (Spring Breakers, London Fields), from a script written by Ted Rypel, and based on a story of the same name written by Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Brian Keene, THE CAGE has begun to assemble it’s cast: Zach Galligan, (Gremlins, Hatchet 3); Damian Maffei, (Joe R. Lansdale’s Christmas With The Dead); Hannah Fierman, (V/H/S); Megan Duffy, (Maniac); Samantha Hahn, (Blood Night: The Legend Of Mary Hatchet); and Sam Ingraffia, (The Falcon And The Snowman). Adding their talents to THE CAGE with imaginative special F/X are Emmy nominated (Boardwalk Empire) Jeremy Selenfriend, and Monster in My Closet F/X (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chernobyl Diaries, NBC’s The Blacklist).

THE CAGE team has opened a Kickstarter page to raise the $85,000 they need to mount the production. Contributions to the project will be rewarded with various perks ranging from an adorable $1 package, to posters, t-shirts, DVDs, Blu-rays, autographed Keene books, featured parts (victim and non-victims!) and some other very, very fun stuff.

“I’m thrilled with the screenplay and excited by the team that’s been assembled.” says Keene, “It’s always a daunting prospect when your work is adapted by others for another medium, but I have absolute confidence and belief in this project and the people involved. I can’t wait to see it!” “Myself and everyone involved feel a great responsibility to do this intense, mind bender of a film “right”, adds Wagner. “Not just for ourselves, but for all the different groups of fans out there who expect us to do good by them. There’s no stunt casting, no gimmicks. Just good, talented folks who are thrilled to be doing this movie.” Keep your eyes peeled to our Kickstarter page for more information on the project, and check out THE CAGE’s official website.

For the employees of Big Bill’s Home Electronics, it’s just the end of another long workday-until a gunman bursts into the store and begins shooting. Now, with some of their co-workers dead, the hostages are disappearing one-by-one, and if they want to survive the night, they’ll have to escape… THE CAGE.

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Another Kaiju Lets Out a Howl from Beyond the Fog



About 10 years ago a daikaiju short film from director Daisuke Sato based off of Ray Bradbury’s short story The Fog Horn was discovered, and monster fans rejoiced! Now Sato is back with a sequel, and we have your first look!

Prepare yourselves for Howl from Beyond the Fog!

The flick features the same creature, Nebula, from the 2007 short, and for this go-around Sato has brought along legendary SPFX master Keizo Murase plus some amazing puppet/miniature fx!!

Check out the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video below.

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Things Get Bloody on Blu-ray When The Sword and the Claw Clash!



Get ready to fight dirty as the two-fisted, ultraviolent grindhouse classic The Sword and the Claw is poised to hose down your home video collection with geysers of arterial spray! Coming to us from Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive on January 23, 2018, this is one title you’re not gonna wanna miss!

We’ve been obsessed with Turkish genre films for decades,” said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. “We were blown away to discover that we had the only known 35mm print in existence for this movie, which also happens to be Turkey’s most insane battle epic. This is the first 4K preservation of a Turkish genre film in history. We couldn’t be happier to share it with the world.

Special features include a new 4K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print, face-smashing action trailers from the AGFA vault, and bonus movie Brawl Busters, which features a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print.

The eye candy doesn’t stop there either! This bad boy is coming with some neat reversible cover art with illustration by Alexis Ziritt (Space Riders)!

They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle. This is the movie that Kung-Fu Express described as the “Dirtiest fighting ever!”

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Matt Sears’ New Short Horror Film Give Her Back Is Available In Its Entirety Right Here



Matt Sears is an award-winning horror writer, director, and editor most notable for his short film I Heard it Too, which has been featured by Buzzed and IGN amongst others and has racked up nearly 2,000,000 views.

Sears has an all-new short film Give Her Back to share with all of us, and it is now available for your viewing pleasure. You can check it out in its entirety below.

After giving the film a view or two, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media.

Give Her Back is written, directed and edited by Matt Sears, filmed by Jay Slater, and stars Rowena Meddeman and Glen Power.

Watch it below!


After years of unsuccessfully trying for a baby, Lauren and Steve turn to the Occult. But when they break one of the rules, the Devil will collect.

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