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Top 5 Movies of The Vincent Price Collection Vol. 2



Vincent Price

When you talk horror icons, many names come to the table, but perhaps none is more deserving than Vincent Price. He is the Babe Ruth of horror, and an entire new collection of the best of his best became available TODAY, October 21st.

Fresh on the heels of last year’s The Vincent Price Collection, Vol. I (review), Scream Factory is releasing The Vincent Price Collection, Vol. II (review) with an entirely new helping of classic horrors. We’d like to take this time to highlight our favorite Top 5 Films from The Vincent Price Collection Vol. II.

Vincent Price

House on Haunted Hill (1959)
A millionaire offers $10K to five people who agree to be locked in a spooky house overnight. Sounds simple enough. Vincent Price stars as Frederick Loren in this 1959 film. The movie was directed and produced by William Castle and was best known for its famous gimmick Emergo, which was executed during its theatrical release. Emergo consisted of an elaborate pulley system that Castle had set up in select theaters that flew a skeleton over the audience at appropriate times during the film. The movie would go on to earn $1.5 million on a $200,000 budget, but more impressive was the fact that the low-budget style of House on Haunted Hill inspired Alfred Hitchcock to go out and film his own movie in the same style. That movie would go on to be Psycho.

The Return of the Fly (1959)
Price was the only cast member from the original film to return for this sequel to The Fly, which (in true 50’s horror fashion) features the son of Andre Delambre, Phillipe, looking to complete his father’s work and do some teleporting of his own. Price returns as Phillipe’s Uncle Francois, who hears of Phillipe’s plan and initially will not help him–that is, until Phillipe forces his hand by threatening to sell his stake in the family business. Francois relents, and hilarity ensues. Not only does The Return of the Fly feature another fly/human hybrid, as Phillipe becomes PhillipeFly, but we also get a police officer that ends up with the hands of guinea pig. You’ve gotta raise the bar in the sequel, folks. And that’s just what they did in The Return of the Fly.

The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
I’ve always considered this an intriguing subject. The Comedy of Terrors is the story of an undertaker who attempts to kill people to help drum up his personal business. Unfortunately, in this one the dead won’t stay that way. Reuniting Price with Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff, who worked together on The Raven earlier in 1963, The Comedy of Terrors is a horror-comedy that was written by Richard Matheson, who had previously penned I Am Legend, which would go on to inspire Price’s film The Last Man on Earth as well as Return of the Living Dead and several other re-imaginings of the story. Price highlights the hilarious cast, which also features Basil Rathbone as John F. Black, another man who just would not stay dead. The movie shows that the undertaker business is not necessarily as easy as it looks.

The Raven (1963)
Produced and directed by Roger Corman and also written by Richard Matheson, The Raven features Price, Lorre, and Karloff as rival sorcerers as well as a young Jack Nicholson. Although one would assume The Raven is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, it’s only a loose adaptation. But it does manage to work in the money line, “Quoth the raven… Nevermore.” Lorre stars at the titular character, Price is Dr. Erasmus Craven, and the duo battle Dr. Scarabus, played brilliantly by Boris Karloff. The movie features a great sorcerer-on-sorcerer battle as Craven and Scarabus square off head-to-head in a fight that features a number of conjurings that would make Albus Dumbledore proud. This was the fifth of eight films that Corman created inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
The first, and most accurate, adaptation of Richard Matheson’s brilliant novel I Am Legend, The Last Man on Earth features Price as Dr. Robert Morgan, a man who wakes up, gathers his weapons, and hunts vampires every day. The film is set in the future of 1968 after a disease has turned all of humanity into the living dead. Somehow this picture manages to generate a claustrophobic feel even with the entire world basically devoid of humanity.  The Last Man on Earth is a true ancestor of Night of the Living Dead, “The Walking Dead,” and every other zombie-flavored form of entertainment we have today. Although Price was battling vampires and the modern zombie had yet to truly arise as we know it today, this movie and the book that inspired it were some of the most influential in the history of horror.

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Michael Bay Adapting Duke Nukem with John Cena in Talks For Lead Role



I think we can all agree that this may very well be one of those times when we see an announcement and go, “Huh… That actually makes 100% sense and I’m completely behind it!”

It’s been announced that the classic FPS shooter series Duke Nukem is getting a film adaptation out of Paramount with Platinum Dunes, the company owned by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, producing the movie. As of now, there is no script but the plan is to have WWE superstar John Cena taking on the lead role. As of now, it’s still in early stages but this is actually very exciting news as this combination seems like a match made in heaven.

Just think about some of Bay’s films, like Transformers, Bad Boys, The Rock, The Island, etc… Now imagine that kind of gleeful explosive action as the backdrop for Cena to kick untold amounts of alien ass. For those who worry that Bay won’t go hard enough in terms of violence or offensive language, don’t forget that both Bad Boys films as well as Pain & Gain were rated R for very good reasons.

Duke Nukem was originally released back in 1991 in the self-titled game made by Apogee Software. The character has since been in multiple sequels, although there are only four titles to the main storyline, and spin-offs as well as appearing in cameos in other games such as Death Rally, Blood, Serious Sam 2, Balls of Steel and can be seen in the trailer for Ready Player One. Nukem’s last video game appearance was 2011’s Duke Nuke Forever, a game that went through countless delays only to be met with critical panning upon release.

Horror fans who have played Duke Nukem will recognize many of the character’s iconic one-liners as being lifted from several horror films. Quotes from They Live, Army of Darkness, Aliens, Predator, Jaws, Full Metal Jacket, Evil Dead 2, and many more. The references were littered throughout and many delighted in their homages. However, Bruce Campbell wasn’t a fan when asked about the game back in 1999. He told IGN, “…they’re rip-off artists. Let them get their own damn material. It’s called hiring a writer.” [Source].

That being said, how cool would it be if Campbell made an appearance in the film to put Cena’s Duke Nukem in his place should he use one of those quotes? Apart from being a treat for fans of the games, it’d be a great moment in a film that’s meant to be chock full of bravado, machismo, and strong chins!

Coming back to Platinum Dunes’ adaptation, we’ll be keeping a very close eye on this project! In the meanwhile, why not tell us your favorite Duke Nukem moment in the comments!

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD



We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!



We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


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Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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