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House of the Dead the Funnier Version?



House of the Dead: The Director's Cut - The Funny Version (click for larger image)A funny version of House of the Dead? Because Uwe Boll’s original version of House of the Dead wasn’t funny enough?

A few years ago I got an email from Uwe Boll out of the blue inviting me along with some other internet critics to join him up in Vancouver to help re-edit, re-write, re-film, etc. House of the Dead in order to create a brand new funny version of the film. Part of me was intrigued; the other part of me was concerned this might be his way to lure myself and some other web critics who had been highly critical of him into a Saw-esque trap. Fortunately, the latter was not the case. Unfortunately, for a wide variety of reasons, I was not able to take Dr. Boll up on his offer. My sole contribution to this noble endeavor being an idea for a potential sight gag I pitched to him via email that may or may not have ended up in the final cut.

We’ll all be able to find out if my joke idea made the cut when Lionsgate finally (THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!!) releases House of the Dead: Director’s Cut – The Funny Version to DVD on September 9th. Is it even possible to make House of the Dead more intentionally funny than the original version was already unintentionally hilarious? I posed that question to Boll during one of our email correspondences, and well, he seemed to get a bit huffy. This new version will reportedly feature new dialogue, pop-up commentary, and animation from the original video game. Wait. I thought that last part was already in the original version?

Shock Till You Drop got a press release from Lionsgate stating the following: “Original cast includes Jurgen Prochnow and Clint Howard with a special appearance by famed breast augmentation specialist Siegfried Wienermeister. Even the most hardcore fans of the original cult classic will never discover that human flesh tastes like chicken until they watch this hysterically tasteless funny version!

We’ll see. We’ll see.

We’ll also see a good deal of Uwe Boll on September 9th. That day will also see the release of his gruesome original slasher flick Seed. Prior to both of those, Boll’s controversial comedy Postal will be unloaded onto DVD August 26th in both regular and 2-disc unrated editions.

Funny footnote … a few weeks after corresponding with Boll about flying up to Vancouver, my email box started getting flooded with spam from Boll’s email address. I sent him an email asking him if someone had jacked his email address and was using it to spam everyone he’d sent emails to or if he had just decided to spam me on purpose. I’m guessing it had gotten jacked because his reply to my email was, “Not me. FUCK!

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Another WolfCop Gets Another Poster via The Dude Designs



It was only last week that we shared the bloody new trailer for writer-director Lowell Dean’s upcoming sequel to his hit horror-comedy flick WolfCop.

Today we have another poster for Another WolfCop.

This new poster comes to us from one of my current favorite poster artists, Tom “The Dude” Hodge. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, you surely know his work. To refamiliarize yourself, you can check out more of his posters right here.

Below you will find his new poster for Another WolfCop, along with the flick’s newest trailer. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments!

The film is written and directed by Lowell Dean, produced by Bernie Hernando, Deborah Marks, and Hugh Patterson, and distributed worldwide by Cineplex.

Another WolfCop co-stars Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, and Serena Miller. The film also features special appearances from Canadian music icon Gowan and legendary filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was executive produced by Sean Buckley, J. Joly, Bill Marks, Brian Wideen, Michael Kennedy, and Michael Hirsch.

The film is slated for a wide Cineplex theatrical release on Friday, December 8, 2017, with the film seeing a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital home entertainment release through A71 and Black Fawn in 2018.

A month has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into the crime-fighting hellion WolfCop. Although the Shape Shifters controlling the town have been extinguished, Woodhaven is far from returning to normal. Lou’s liquor-fueled antics and full moon outbursts are seriously testing his relationship with Officer Tina Walsh – the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a homicidal new villain has emerged from the shadows looking to finish what the Shape Shifters started. To defeat this lethal adversary, it will take more than a lone wolf packing a pistol.

Prepare for the next chapter of WolfCop that will be more dirty and hairy than the original! Consider yourself warned.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 140 – Pet Sematary 2



Ahoy there, fuckos! This week’s episode is brought to you by none other than Chris Franco! That’s right, it’s a Chris pick! So you know what that means, we’re cranking the cheese factor up to eleven! This week we’ve got $5 Furlongs, naked women with dog heads, and accents that are more forced than a Bill Cosby sexual encounter! That’s right, we watched  Pet Sematary 2 so you don’t have to!

Ever wonder which of us knows more lyrics to Ice, Ice, Baby? Well, Patreon found out, but perhaps there’s more singing in the actual episode. Download to find out!

Sometimes, dumb is better. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 140!

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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection



It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. In any event…

IndieWire is reporting that horror classics Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs will be added to the 2018 Criterion Collection, a hallmark label for home video cinephiles.

According to the site, Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of The Silence of the Lambs, which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring the late Jonathan Demme (director), stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.

Night of the Living Dead will also be released in 4K with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature(!).

These will be added in February of 2018 so make sure you save up some cash after the holidays!

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