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DVD Releases: Sweeney’s Swamp Thing Prom Night



No joke, these are the horror DVDs you’ll be able to purchase come Tuesday, April 1st, 2008…
Click to see it bigger!The Cook (2007)
Directed by Gregg Simon

A long holiday weekend encourages the hot girls belonging to a sorority to stay on campus and indulge themselves in all manner of carnal pleasures, including the wonderful meals prepared by their odd new cook. As they start disappearing one by one, though, the walking stereotypes have to stop the cannibalistic madman before there are no hot girls left on campus. As if the cover didn’t tip you off that this is an idiotic movie, check out our “>DVD review of The Cook to learn more! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Das Komabrutale Duell (1999)
Directed by Heiko Fipper

The things kids do these days, when everyone and their sister has a camcorder and can make movies on the weekend, are downright shameful compared to this bizarre indie German splatter film. Imagine, if you will, 90 minutes of sporadic dialogue and near endless slaughter as two rival groups keep on killing one another over and over and over again. It’s not brilliant or even all that smart, but it is incredibly, disgustingly bloody. Look for my full DVD review soon! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Divine Intervention (2007)
Directed by Rufus Chaffee

A simple weekend out to party their brains out turns into something much worse for Holly and Sarah. First they have to deal with the local bad boy who feels he’s been wronged by them; then they meet up with a thug who believes he’s harvesting souls for an Army of God, which is why he’s killing anyone and everyone he can. When will girls ever learn to take a male escort with them when going out for a weekend of debauchery? Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Eye of the Beast (2007)
Directed by Gary Yates

A giant squid terrorizes a small fishing village in Canada. What more do you need to know, I mean really? Between that simple plot description (and believe me, the film doesn’t get much deeper than that) and this badass cover, possibly one of the best I’ve ever seen for a nature-gone-amok movie, what’s stopping you from going out and getting this right now? Be sure you read our “>Eye of the Beast review first, just so you know what you’re in for. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Fear House (2007)
Directed by Michael R. Morris

A group heads out to track down their friend, reclusive writer Samantha Ballard, and finds her hidden away in an isolated house. When they show up, it’s already too late for them, as Samantha informs them that the house will kill them with their own worst fear if they attempt to leave. Of course they don’t believe her until Samantha’s ex-husband and his girlfriend die horrible deaths. Then shit gets real. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
Directed by Bruce Pittman

Ugh. Thanks to the upcoming Prom Night remake that no one cares about, we get to talk about this uninspired sequel (in name only) to the original. After being killed by her boyfriend on Prom Night, Prom Queen Mary Lou decides to wait 30 years to enact her revenge, taking over the body of the date of her boyfriend’s son (sorry, is that too confusing?) and causing all manner of mayhem. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Hell’s Threshold (2006)
Directed by Felix Diaz

A journalist has the thankless task of protecting the world from a bloodthirsty demon known as Apostolos. Every time the planets align a certain way, the demon sets out to satiate its hunger for blood and death. Tonight the planets have aligned just so, and the journalist sets out to stop the demon and avenge the brutal death of his wife at the hands of a relentless killer. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Mayhem Motel (2001)
Directed by Karl Kempter

Since I could not find out a lot about this movie (granted I didn’t look too hard), I will just tell you that a lot of sick and depraved shit goes down in this motel, the kind of stuff some of us only dream about. In nightmares, of course. Cause why would I dream about spankings? And when I say “I”, of course I mean “we”, as in all of us. Not just me. I have no reason to want to be spanked or beaten, so why would I, personally, dream about it? I’ve said too much. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Purvos (2004)
Directed by Jerry Williams

I wonder how long it would take for one to reach the conclusion that all the insomnia patients they’re treating are dreaming about the same clown. I mean, really, a clown? That’s a bit of a stretch. Nevertheless, that’s what a researcher finds out is haunting the dreams of those who can’t sleep. Inspired by the “Can’t Sleep. Clowns Will Eat Me” shirts you can find at any Hot Topic! Actually I don’t know if that’s true, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
Directed by Jim Wynorski

The man made of swamp things, Swamp Thing, returns to do battle with Dr. Arcane, who has a whole new army of creatures malformed by genetic mutations to fight for him. He also makes the wise choice of nabbing Heather Locklear as his new lady, though dissing Adrienne Barbeau is never a good idea if you ask me. This isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite Swamp Thing adventure, but it did pave the way for the TV show, which was kinda cool. Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Sole Survivor (1982)
Directed by Thom Eberhardt

Years before Final Destination, there was Sole Survivor, the story of a girl who is the only one to walk away from a plane crash. She ignores all the warnings of her psychic friend and tries to move on with her life, but she’s cheated Death … and Death don’t take kindly to that. Instead of using the power of convenience like the FD movies do, Death just sends his minions to bring her to him. Seems simpler that way, no? Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!Sweeney Todd (2007)
Directed by Tim Burton

Tim Burton translates the Broadway musical to the big screen with the help of Johnny Deep and Helena Bonham Carter and makes it as rad and red as he possibly can. Though the film is beautiful to behold, the extras crammed onto this 2-disc release are just amazing, to say the least. Don’t believe me? Check out our “>DVD Sweeney Todd DVD review to read about the whole thing! Buy it here!

Click to see it bigger!War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)
Directed by C. Thomas Howell

Whoa, is this a joke? C. Thomas Howell actually directed something for The Asylum? Did he lose a bet or something? Fucked up. Anyway, this sequel to Asylum’s in-house adaptation of the H.G. Wells book finds the aliens coming back with a second wave of fighters bent on destroying the Earth, but this time we’re ready for them, damnit! C. Thomas also stars of course. Check out our “>War of the Worlds 2 review to learn more! Buy it here!

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…



Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26th, 2017.

Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January



Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.


Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Horror Movies to Be Thankful for on Thanksgiving



After you’ve gorged on your Thanksgiving feast and the L-tryptophan is kicking in, you’re probably thinking about parking your carcass on the couch and watching movie after movie. But not just any movie – this is a holiday, so naturally you want to celebrate on-topic and gobble some gore.

We’ve got you covered with this curated list of choices from a 25-item menu of Native American-themed thrillers and chillers.

Death Curse of Tartu (1966)

A group of students on an archaeology assignment in the Everglades decide to throw a dance party one night. The spot they choose happens to be the burial site of an ancient Seminole shaman named Tartu. He returns from the dead to take his revenge on those who desecrated his grave site.

Stanley (1972)

A Seminole Vietnam vet (Chris Robinson) goes on the warpath when a leather goods merchant (Alex Rocco) tries to grab his pet snake Stanley to turn him into a belt. A William Grefe cult classic!

Hex (1973)

Set on the Nebraska prairie in the immediate aftermath of World War I, the story follows the spiritual clash between the daughters of a recently deceased shaman and a gang of ex-aviators. Christina Raines, Scott Glenn and Keith Carradine star in this largely unknown, bizarre body-count thriller.

Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

A Canadian Indian (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a newswoman (Marilyn Hassett) join his grandfather (Chief Dan George) on a tribal walk among evil spirits.

The Manitou (1978)

A psychic (Tony Curtis) recruits a witch doctor (Michael Ansara) to get a 400-year-old Indian medicine man off his girlfriend’s (Susan Strasberg) back…. literally. The demonic Native American spirit is a tumor trying to reincarnate.

Prophecy (1979)

When a dispute occurs between a logging operation and a nearby Native American tribe, Dr. Robert Verne (Robert Foxworth) and his wife, Maggie (Talia Shire), are sent in to mediate. Chief John Hawks (Armand Assante) becomes enraged when Robert captures a bear cub for testing, but he’s not as angry as the mutant grizzly mom! George Clutesi plays an Original Person who believes the monster is the personification of the god Katahdin and is there to protect the land.

Nightwing (1979)

A policeman (Nick Mancuso), his girlfriend (Kathryn Harrold) and a scientist (David Warner) track vampire bats on a Maski tribe reservation. Abner Tasupi (George Clutesi) is the shaman who helps them.

Wolfen (1981)

A New York cop (Albert Finney) investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. His hunt leads him to Native American high worker Eddie Holt (Edward James Olmos) to see if there’s any connection between the killings and old myths and legends from the area. Finney’s character refers to as “the Crazy Horse of the Seventies… the only one of our local militants left alive who’s not making money off of Levi’s commercials.”

Scalps (1983)

Hapless college science students go on a dig around a sacred burial ground for artifacts. Unfortunately, one of them becomes possessed by the evil spirit of Black Claw… and that means only one thing: Now he must slaughter all of his friends.

Eyes of Fire (1983)

Almost lynched in 1750, a preacher (Dennis Lipscomb) leads his followers (Guy Boyd, Rebecca Stanley) west to a valley whose dirt holds a devil of Indian origin.

Firestarter (1984)

Pyrokinetic protagonist Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore) is in trouble when an evil Native American named Rainbird (George C. Scott) wants to kill her because he is convinced her death would give him special power to take to the mystical other world of his ancestors.

Poltergeist 2: The Other Side (1986)

The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces are not over. Whoops, looks like it’s another haunted Native American resting place!

Creepshow 2 (1987)

In the anthology film’s first vignette, “Old Chief Wood’nhead,” thugs who terrorize small-store grocers played by Dorothy Lamour and George Kennedy are attacked in kind by the general store’s wooden Indian.

Pet Sematary (1989)

After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family…but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle into a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery – built on an ancient Indian burial ground.

Ravenous (1999)

Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) is sent to investigate reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman, F.W. Colghoun (Robert Carlyle), who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide — a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue… and who’s developed a taste for human flesh.

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani (Mark Dascosos) of the Micmac tribe are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

The Wendigo (2001)

Director Larry Fessenden movie uses the Native American Wendigo legend to tell an eerie and hallucinogenic tale about a family trapped in the woods with a dark force.

“Masters of Horror: Deer Woman” (2005)

A burned-out cop believes that a recent string of murders prove that the killer might be a deer-like creature in the form of a beautiful woman (Cinthia Moura) come to life from a local Native American folklore legend.

Skinwalkers (2006)

A 12-year-old boy and his mother become the targets of two warring werewolf packs, each with different intentions and motives. Based on the folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

The Burrowers (2008)

A search party – played by Clancy Brown, William Mapother and Doug Hutchison – sets out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, the group prepares for a routine battle. But they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below.

The Dead Can’t Dance (2010)

Three Native Americans discover they are immune to a zombie virus in this whacky indie comedy.

Savaged (2013)

After thugs brutalize a deaf-mute woman (Amanda Adrienne), the spirit of an Apache warrior takes over her lifeless body and sets out on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge.

Volcano Zombies (2014)

Danny Trejo as a Native American who warns campers about the legendary and very angry lava-laden “volcano zombies.”

The Darkness (2016)

Peter Taylor (Kevin Bacon), his wife and their two children return to Los Angeles after a fun-filled vacation to the Grand Canyon. Strange events soon start to plague the family, and the Taylors learn that Michael brought back some mysterious rocks that he discovered inside an ancient Native American cave.


Mohawk (2017)

After one of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, a young female Mohawk finds herself pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods, Mohawk youths Oak and Calvin confront the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers. As the Americans seem to close in from all sides, the trio must summon every resource both real and supernatural as the brutal attack escalates. Mohawk is a dark, political drama with horror undertones. “While set 203 years ago, Mohawk is unfortunately a timeless story,” says director Ted Geoghegan. “It’s about marginalized people being decimated simply because they exist and scared white men who fail to realize that their racism and bigotry will place them on the wrong side of history.

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