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Looking for DVD news about upcoming creature features starring predators of the sea duking it out, DMX fighting a giant snake, intergalactic beatnik zombie invaders, and good ol’ psycho Sasquatch bloodying up the forest? You’ve come to the right place today.

Mega Shark vs. Giant OctopusWe begin with the most important motion picture on the list, possibly the most important motion picture of a generation. I, of course, speak of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, The Asylum’s non-mockbuster blockbuster due May 19th that pits a mega-sized shark against a giant octopus off the coast of California with Lorenzo Lamas and Debbie Gibson caught in the crossfire. This is the very reason we watch cinema in the first place.

Further details can be found in a rather popular article I wrote about Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus back in January. There’s really nothing new to add at this time aside from the unfortunate reality that it looks as if the film will not be in 3-D after all as initially reported. This is sad, even tragic news. No trailer yet either for what will undoubtedly be The Asylum’s magnum opus, but we do have our first look at the DVD artwork. Spiffy.

On May 26th, North American Motion Pictures will release Carnivorous to DVD. Originally titled Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent (review), this Pumpkinhead-ish tale has an a group of punk teens running down a woman on their way to a Southern holiday of drinking and debauchery. Bad news for them: the dead woman’s angry husband has possession of a voodoo object that can conjure up “Lockjaw“, a huge all-consuming snake with an almost gator-like head. Rapper, actor, and jail cell enthusiast DMX briefly appears as Special Forces soldier out to stop the supernatural serpent.

CarnivorousI got my hands on a copy of the film now known as Carnivorous this past September and wrote a review that probably won’t do much to leave you anticipating the release of this one. Not enough giant snake to entertain. Not enough of DMX attempting to do whatever that is he calls acting to amuse. I’m shocked this hasn’t found its way to the Sci-Fi Channel already.

Speak of the devil. More serpent action comes to DVD on June 16th when First Look Pictures releases Hydra (review), which recently saw its Sci-Fi Channel premiere a few weeks back. It stars George Stults and Polly Shannon among those trapped on a remote island home to the mythical multi-headed serpentine hydra of Greek mythology. She’s looking for the mystical sword of Hercules; he’s one of several who’ve been brought to the island by an evil rich guy organizing a little “Most Dangerous Game” action for other bored millionaires. All end up being on the menu.

I wasn’t fully enamored by the creature feature in my review. I am, however, a little curious about the “unrated” version of the DVD being released because looking at the listed 106-minute running time I can only assume there’s considerably more footage being included in addition to the usual extra moments of gore.

Now anyone who has ever seen a horror movie should already know to fear the forest. Now someone’s gone and made a movie called just that: Fear the Forest. Why should you be afraid of the forest this time? Because once again Bigfoot is pissed!

Writer-director Matthew Bora’s entry into the Sasquatchploitation genre has free-spirited vacationing college students in the Northeast Valley Mountain forest with an unfriendly Bigfoot on the prowl. Also on the prowl are groups of hunters looking to collect the $2.5 million bounty a local philanthropist is offering for anyone able to bring forth the head of Sasquatch.

Victory Multimedia will give you a reason to Fear the Forest with this DVD on April 14th. You’ll find more info and a trailer at the film’s official Fear the Forest website.

Saving the wackiest for last, who’s up for a little Flying Saucer Rock N Roll?

The low budget comedy has three average 1950’s teenagers having their world turned upside down when they’re threatened by zombie beatnicks, hopped up on week and bent on harvesting earth women for a Martian invasion. You might want to head over to the offical website to learn more about this wild ride steeped in rockabilly music and greaser culture.

Flying Saucer Rock N Roll comes to us via Celebrity Video Distribution On April 21st. Checkout the trailer for this one below, daddy-o.

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Fright-Rags Announces New HOUSE OF 100 CORPSES Collection!

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“You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature?!”

Next Wednesday, May 30 at 10 am EST Fright-Rags will be unleashing their officially licensed collection based on Rob Zombie’s splatter classic House of 1000 Corpses.

The collection includes a brand-new Captain Spaulding mini-mask with all the vintage style of the classic Ben Cooper / Collegeville masks, but at a collectible size.

On top of that, the collection includes Wax Pack trading cards available in single packs, factory boxes or larger sealed boxes, featuring official movie photo cards, stickers, special foil cards, parallel chase cards, and more.

This is all in addition to new t-shirts, socks, an enamel pins with art from Justin Osbourn, Kyle Crawford, Abrar Ajmal, Butch X, Sara Deck, John Tatarelli Jr., and Joe Guy Allard.

Check out pics of the merch below and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The collection is coming May 30 at 10am EST on Fright-Rags.com

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Trailer: Argento and Bava Inspired Neo-Giallo THE ANTITHESIS

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I don’t know about you, but I love the films of Dario Argento and Mario Bava. And thus, I’m excited about Francesco Mirabelli’s upcoming Italian horror film The Antithesis. Not only is the film inspired by Argento and Bava, but its score is composed by Claudio Simonetti, who some of you may know better as the keyboardist for Goblin.

If you’re as interested as I am in this new film, then you’ll want to check out the trailer below and the poster to the right. After looking through all of that, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Francesco Mirabelli from a screenplay written by Mirabelli, Francesco Basso, and Stefano Ricciardi. It stars Crisula Stafida, Marina Loi, and Nives Gaudioso. The score is composed by Claudio Simonetti, keyboardist for Goblin. BayView Entertainment releases the film on DVD July 17th.

Synopsis:

An isolated house in the countryside is beset by strange phenomena caused by bizarre temperature surges. Taking the advice of an architect, a young female geologist agrees to spend the night in the mysterious house in an attempt to identify the strange happenings. Once there, she finds herself trapped in a parallel reality… inside a vortex of horror and delirium.

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Ridley Scott Teases THE TERROR Season 2

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This past week we saw AMC and executive producer Ridley Scott’s horror series The Terror wrap up its first season. And, no spoilers, but the series seems to have come to an end. But no worries, the show was always meant to be an anthology, so what do the powers that be have in mind for season 2?

Well, Scott recently spoke with IndieWire and said the Franklin expedition won’t be followed up on and that they’re looking at several different possibilities for a second season.

You wouldn’t follow this through, I don’t think,” Scott said. “This is complete, but they’re looking for another season of something else. It doesn’t have to even be period, right? It could be modern. So right now, we’re circling the wagons on several things.”

What would you like to see The Terror season 2 cover? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The ten-episode series stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart, and Trystan Gravelle. It’s produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions, and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios. In addition to Scott, the series is executive produced by David Kajganich, Soo Hugh, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, and Guymon Casady.

AMC hasn’t renewed the series for a second season yet.

Synopsis:

British Royal Navy Capt. Sir John Franklin is nearing the end of an uneven career. Described as “a man everyone likes, but no one respects,” Franklin has seen men die under his leadership on previous expeditions, and now he would like to retire with honors by discovering the Northwest Passage. Guiding the HMS Erebus into uncharted territory, Franklin’s most perilous journey yet pushes his crew to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, the men have been put in horrible danger by their commander’s Victorian hubris. A struggle to survive ignites infighting, and Franklin must try to undo the damage he has caused.

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