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October 31, 2011

Movie Review: The House By The Cemetery (1981, Blu-ray)

If the mammoth two-disc edition of Lucio Fulci's Zombie wasn't enough, the braintrust at Blue Underground have chosen to release yet another heralded spaghetti-splatter classic with their brand-new Blu-ray of Fulci's 1981 The House By the Cemetary. Blue Underground has not only re-mastered the film digitally for the Blu-ray market but sweetened the release up with some quality extras.

Dr. Norman Boyle (Paolo Malco, The New York Ripper) and his wife, Lucy Boyle ( Catriona MacColl, The Beyond ) move to Boston to live in a very old, mysterious house with their young son, Bob (Giovanni Frezza, Manhattan Baby). For its age the home looks livable enough, the only problem is that mad doctor who made his home there, Freudstein (Giovanni De Nava) hasn't left the basement and occasionally partakes on the eating of the fresh body parts of not-so lucky visitors.

October 28, 2011

Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil Coming To Blu-ray and DVD November 29th!



Hilariously Gory, Horror Comedy Starring Alan Tudyk And Tyler Labine
Brings Evil To Blu-ray And DVD November 29
From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label
"A deliciously fun satire.
- Salon

More than promising as a first feature.
- Variety
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Kick back, relax and enjoy a dose of evil when Tucker & Dale vs. Evil takes a hilarious turn for the worse on Blu-ray and DVD November 29 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Making his directorial debut Eli Craig makes “an endearingly cheeky tribute to suspense and slasher classics” (Hollywood Reporter). A huge hit with horror fans the film stars cult-fan favorite Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” “Suburgatory”), Tyler Labine (“Reaper,” Zack and Miri Make Porno) and recently named Esquire’s Sexiest Women Alive, Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”).

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Full Moon Features Celebrates Halloween with a Big Sale!

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October 27, 2011

Baba Yaga coming to Blu-ray from Blue Underground

The Psychedelic Shocker Based On The Erotic Comics Of Guido Crepax…

Legendary sex symbol Carroll Baker (BABY DOLL, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS) stars as a mysterious sorceress with an undying hunger for sensual ecstasy and unspeakable torture. But when she casts a spell over a beautiful young fashion photographer (the gorgeous Isabelle De Funès), Milan’s most luscious models are sucked into a nightmare world of lesbian seduction and shocking sadism. Are these carnal crimes the result of one woman’s forbidden fantasies or is this the depraved curse of the devil witch known as BABA YAGA?

George Eastman (THE GRIM REAPER, HORRIBLE) co-stars in this provocative EuroShocker (also known as DEVIL WITCH and KISS ME KILL ME) written and directed by Corrado Farina and based on the notorious S&M comic Valentina by Guido Crepax. Blue Underground is now proud to present BABA YAGA newly transferred from pristine vault materials and presented in kinky High Definition!

October 26, 2011

Cinematic Hell: Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

by Hal Astell

Director: Giacomo Gentilomo

Star: Alan Steel

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Carlo Franci's score leaps out here first for attention, a cacophony of sinister crescendos that may have been distilled from every monster movie ever made, which is highly appropriate given the material. This is generic pulp peplum at it's best, or worst, depending on your perspective. Peplum is an Italian genre usually referred to as sword and sandal, historical or mythological epics that turn out to be a little less epic than you might initially expect and which often featured bodybuilders or slumming American actors in the lead roles. They are roughly to Hollywood epics what spaghetti westerns were to the American originals: low budget attempts to capture a style that perhaps inevitably ended up creating a whole new style of their own. Their heyday was the late fifties and early sixties, after the 1958 version of Hercules with Steve Reeves, during which time they were churned out in numbers that cannot comfortably be imagined.

October 25, 2011

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #19 goes to Bloody Bloody Bible Camp

This week, Jeff and Kevin welcome the return of David Hayes to interview Bloody Bloody Bible Camp writer/director Vito Trabucco.

The gang talks to Vito about what it was like to work with Dave and other celebrities such as Ron Jeremy, Reggie Bannister and Tim Sullivan.

Vito and Dave share on set shenanigans, and they also discuss Dead Fuck, Slices, Pain is Beautiful and other children's programming.

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Nick Di Paolo's Raw Nerve coming to DVD December 13th!

Prepare for comedy that is not meant for sensitive types!  On December 13, Image Entertainment will release on DVD Nick Di Paolo:  Raw Nerve, the Showtime special that pulls no punches and shows no mercy.  Nick Di Paolo:  Raw Nerve will be available on DVD for an MSRP of $14.98.  Pre-book is November 15. 
With his new nationally syndicated radio show (The Nick and Artie Show with co-host Artie Lange), as a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show, Opie and Anthony and Comedy Central Roasts, as well as guest hosting on The Dennis Miller Show and Fox Sports Radio, Nick Di Paolo is one of the most popular comedians working today.  Twice nominated for an Emmy® (writer, “The Chris Rock Show”), and a co-star on Louis C.K.’s Emmy® nominated FX series “Louie,” Di Paolo’s acerbic and acidic wit is in great demand:  ready to hit a Raw Nerve!

October 24, 2011

Movie Review: A Serbian Film (2010, Blu-ray)

Srdjan Spasojevic's controversial  thriller A Serbian Film ( Srpski Film ) has gotten an incredible amount of attention over the past year and a half for being one of the most shocking films ever produced, as it's been banned and even bounced from film festivals. I tend to agree with that because for me it's up there with films like Men Behind the Sun, Salo, Happiness, Cannibal Holocaust for the fact that the filmmakers really don't give a fuck what the audience think when it comes to abhorrent content displayed on the screen. Invincible Pictures and MVD Entertainment have given America their first taste at an official release of this bleak, slice of Serbian apple pie.

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October 23, 2011

Movie Review: Sugar Boxx (2009)

by Corby Kennard

An investigative journalist has herself thrown in a woman's prison to unmask the corruption of the local judges and Sheriff. The judges; blink-and-you'll-miss-'em cameos by Tura Satana and Jack Hill; and the sheriff are getting kickbacks from the warden for trumping up charges and filling the prison with hot young girls. The warden uses the prison population as whores for local bigwigs. She also receives government money to care for the prisoners, but most of it goes right in her pocket. The journalist is able to join the stable of whores and find all the records that prove the warden is guilty of graft and pimping. And the ironic twist is that the warden becomes an inmate herself. Oh, sorry - SPOILER!

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October 22, 2011

Movie Review: Lizard Boy (2011)

By Travis G.

D: Paul Della Pelle

A geneticist working on highly top secret project for the government making super cross breed reptiles is having a little trouble in the bedroom. While he may be a genetic genius in the lab hes a dud in the bedroom. So much so that his fiancé dumps him. So instead of creating a hot new love slave he decides to use reptile DNA to make a kid. As kids are always nothing but trouble instead of dealing with a scratched fender, Mr Henderson’s broken window or a missing beer from the fridge he is now dealing with an MMA loving reptilian offspring that has a bad habit of leaving dead bodies around. If that weren’t enough he now has the government after him realizing that he has been up to more than downloading questionable porn while he is suppose to be working.

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Movie Review: Demon Kiss (2010)

Aaaah… Demon Kiss. Our fine friends over at Brain Damage Films never cease to amaze me. All in all, Demon Kiss is an entertaining little romp on how not to make a horror film, in many respects, but it understands what it is so completely, you can’t help but take a shine to the poor thing. Self-realization is a rarity in the schlock horror world. Guys in Des Moines with a Hi-8 camera fancy themselves Wes Craven, shooting the latest epic that will take the indie world by storm and if you don’t like it, well then, you just don’t get it! Demon Kiss, most certainly, does not have that issue. Bad acting? Yeah, but that happens when your producer/writer/star has to carry the weight of the film on her back. Bad camera work? Definitely. Focus is sometimes overrated, though. Bad art/make-up/effects/etc.? Undoubtedly, but that is just the name of the game. What Demon Kiss does have going for it, though, which makes me think that the filmmakers knew exactly what they were doing along the way, is the copious amounts of nudity. You don’t go longer than a minute or so until some other trashy woman is taking her clothes off. I would actually re-title this film Demon Labia, but no one asked me.

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October 21, 2011

Movie Review: Zombie (1979, Blu-ray)

For the first twenty years of Lucio Fulci's film directing career he was known as genre-hopper - going from thrillers like Don't Torture a Duckling and A Lizard in Woman's Skin to even westerns like his 1975 offering Four of the Apocalypse. With dozens of films under his belt, it wasn't until a certain "walking dead" film in 1979 that Fulci would become more of a household name outside of Italy. His feature Zombie, although an obvious cash-in on the success of Romero's Dawn of the Dead became its own inimitable entity. Now, thanks to the folks at Blue Undergound all the eye-splintering action can be enjoyed in 1080p. Blue Underground has been one of the top genre companies in terms of quality genre Blu-ray releases; could their new two-disc "Ultimate Edition" of Zombie continue this trend?

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October 20, 2011

Movie Review: The Clowns (1970, Blu-ray)

Clowns have always been a source of laughter and fear for children and adults visiting a circus. The fact that a character clad in colorful clothing and greasepaint can evoke these powerful emotions is pretty amazing. Director Federico Fellini (Armacord, Satyricon, La Dolce Vita) set one of his most personal works around these men (and women) who perform in "The Greatest Show on Earth". In a sense so much of what Fellini put on screen in his creations were a "circus-type" atmosphere just captured on film - it was only natural for the legendary director to do so. Raro Video US has chosen the Italian produced TV film, Fellini's The Clowns to debut as their first Blu-ray in America on the heels of a previous release on DVD.

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October 19, 2011

Movie Review: Red State (2011)

I've often said that nobody can go into a dark place like a comedian can. You might think of him as a writer, director, or more recently, a podcaster, but if you really look at everything he's done, Kevin Smith is a comedian. From Clerks to SModcast, everything he's done has involved comedy, whether it's in writing or directing, the occasional acting gig or his live Q&A sessions. When I heard that Kevin Smith wrote and directed a horror film, I was extremely excited. Every good comedian eventually ends up in a dark place. Sometimes it's in real life, but thankfully it often manifests itself in brilliant entertainment.

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October 18, 2011

Movie Review: Not Another B Movie (2011)

We've seen so many of the "Not Another" movies since Scary Movie set the stage for the modern parody. Unfortunately, none of them have been good. This time around, we get a different film crew, or video crew, or even VHS crew, possible, taking the title and trying to run with it. I'm sure this isn't any part of the series that is forced upon us every year or two in theaters, since Troma released it. The cast includes Reggie Bannister, Ed Asner, David Faustino, Joe Estevez and Erin Moran. In spite of all of that (ahem) talent, this movie is completely unwatchable.

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Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #18 - Full Sequence

Kevin and Jeff welcome Cinema Head Cheese alum and writer James DePaolo to the show to help tear through a ton of reviews in the middle of the night.

James shares his review of the much anticipated The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence. He also shares reviews of Psycho Sleepover, Bite Marks, Brain Damage's Affliction and the surreal The Last Circus.

James and Kevin agree on the Norwegian Troll Hunter and have different opinions of Mexico's 2033: Future Apocalypse. Kevin gets into the tragedy that is Not Another B Movie.

Jeff gets into the newest Pink Eiga offering, Twilight Dinner. He also talks about the documentary More Brains!

The trio also discusses Accion Mutante, Ugly Americans, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls, and the new releases of A Serbian Film and Thankskilling.

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October 17, 2011

Movie Review: Troll Hunter (2011)

There have been several "found footage" movies. Some, like Cannibal Holocaust, can be considered controversial, and others, like The Blair Witch Project, will have a love/hate effect on the audience. I can't imagine that anyone who watches Troll Hunter would find themselves anything but entertained. Though it starts with a prologue about this real and not manipulated footage being mailed to a movie company, you know pretty quickly that the filmmakers mean it as nothing more than an interesting way to introduce the footage.

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Movie Review: Twilight Dinner (1998)

As a connoiseur of Asian sleaze I've been pleasantly surprised by the output of the company Pink Eiga. I'm only three titles into their library and each feature has provided their own unique brand of perverse fun. Both Whore Angels and The Japanese Wife Next Door managed to tickle the funny bone while at the same time put on display some lovely and very naked women. Yutaka Ikejima's Twilight Dinner ( AKA Moon Light Dinner ), is my most recent watch and aside from rampant skin coming across the screen, it couldn't be more different the two other titles mentioned. This is "Mr. Pink's" take on a sub-genre near and dear to my heart, the lesbian vampire film.

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October 16, 2011

Movie Review: More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead

This may come as a shock to some readers but the very first zombie movie I was exposed to as a youth wasn't Night of the Living Dead, nor was it Dawn of the Dead. Amazingly, it was Dan O'Bannon's cult classic Return of the Living Dead. I love all three films with "Night" being at the top, but ROTLD really molded my genre tastes when I watched it at the tender age of eight years-old. The documentary More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead compiles some enjoyable facts from the first film and a heaping helping of extras in one handy dandy package.

October 14, 2011

Whimsy in the Boudoir: Radley Metzger's THE PRIVATE AFTERNOONS OF PAMELA MANN

Humans. We are curious creatures by nature. For example, when you walk by an open window, what is your first instinct? To look. Not always to intentionally be nosy, but just by sheer, curious instinct. What about that guy? Is he a boxers or briefs man? What about that girl? Is she happy with her life? Now take that and imagine if you got to be a private detective and follow around a beautiful, leggy blonde by the name of Pamela Mann. That's exactly the situation that grabs ahold of Eric Edwards in Radley Metzger's THE PRIVATE AFTERNOONS OF PAMELA MANN.

Frank (Eric Edwards) is the type of detective whose personal interest in voyeurism, one that dates back through several generations (!), has transformed from a lurid hobby into gainful employment. (Talk about living the dream!) His bread and butter, naturally, are jealous lovers who often suspect their partners of infidelity. After having to break the bad news to one perturbed, awesomely fey man (Kevin Andre), he soon gets another case. The client in question? Mr. Mann (Alan Marlowe), a mens magazine publisher who is suspicious that his wife, Pamela (the flaxen haired Barbara Bourbon), is “doing things I wouldn't like.” Sounds kind of broad but between Frank's profession and the fact that this is erotica, you can guess what some of those things are. (Undoubtedly something wonderful, lovely and saucy.)

Troma's "Class of Nuke 'Em High Part IV" in Production!

October 13, 2011 - New York, NY - Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce that Troma's Class of Nuke 'Em High franchise will have a new installment filmed in Spain with a Spanish cast and crew, produced by Mushnik's Entertainment in collaboration with Chaparra Entertainment (both based in Barcelona).

Buy the original Class of Nuke 'Em High Trilogy on Blu-ray or DVD 

October 13, 2011

Movie Review: Chromeskull: Laid to Rest II (Blu-ray)

I've always had a serious itch for slasher films. The masked-psycho has always been fun so it was only natural that I'd dig Robert Hall's ultra-gory slasher Laid To Rest. Well, Chromeskull is back - he's brought along his nifty knife, inventive kills and plot holes galore that made the first such a sadistic thrill. I love this shit!

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In Chromeskull: Laid To Rest II, Chromeskull ( Nick Principe ) has somehow miraculously survived an acid attack that took him by surprise in the first film. He's in bad shape, but he's still breathing. It also appears that our killer who really had no background to speak of in the original film is the head of what is called "The Agency". What "The Agency" does is pretty much a mystery. One of Chromeskull's pals, Preston ( Brian Austin Green, Beverly Hills 90210 ) is among his most loyal associates. Preston however, has something else up his sleeve with Chromeskull on the mend.

October 12, 2011

"The Last Circus" Hits Blu-ray and DVD October 18th From Magnet!


The 2010 Venice Film Festival Winner For Best Director And Best Screenplay
Makes Its DVD and Blu-ray™ Debut October 18 From
Magnolia Pictures Under The Magnet Label

- Ain’t It Cool News
"If the idea of an unholy collaboration between Guillermo del Toro, Federico Fellini and William Castle appeals to you, put near- masterpiece The Last Circus on your must-see list right now.”
- Salon

Cult status is assured.
- Variety
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Called “brilliant, bizarre, dazzling and utterly demented”
(New York Times), the shocking tale of two murderous clowns in a twisted tale of love and vengeance, The Last Circus steps right up to Blu-ray and DVD October 18 from Magnolia pictures under the Magnet Label.  From cult director Álex de la Iglesia (The Oxford Murders, The Day Of The Beast) and starring Antonio de la Torre (Volver, Che: Part Two), the “insane” (Chud) film follows two clowns – one sad and one happy – as they enter into a bizarre and unforgettable love triangle.

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Movie Review: 2033: Future Apocalypse (2011)

I'm not the typical sci-fi fan. I'm very picky with what I get into. An epic can be good if the story of the first film makes you curious enough to want more. That happens to be the case with 2033. It's a little bit of 1984 with a lot more hope. It plays on the fears that government will take control. I can't say that I know how things are in Mexico, but I think that's a universal fear. We see it happening all over the world, and no country is ever far away from a good old fashioned revolution.

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Movie Review: The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann (2 Disc Collectors Edition)

So far 2011 has been quite a year for cult film director Radley Metzger (Camille 2000, Score, The Opening of Misty Beethoven). Cult Epics, Synapse Film's and now just recently Distripix/Video-X-Pix have released the director's 1970's erotica. Metzger used the name Henry Paris for his hardcore productions which are now being restored by Video-X-Pix in their Henry Paris Collection. Barbara Broadcast and The Opening of Misty Beethoven are a couple in the works, but first they have unleashed an impressive special edition of Paris' The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann.

October 11, 2011

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #17 - Revenge of the Sequel

Jeff starts out with the release of the week, which also happens to to be this week's Blue Cheese segment. He talks about the brilliant new edition of The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann.

Kevin talks about Confessions of a Superhero, and interesting documentary about costumed characters that roam Hollywood Boulevard. He also gives his take on cult horror classics Basket Case and Monkey Shines.

Jeff leads the show into a discussion of good and bad horror sequels including The Howling Reborn, American Psycho 2, Friday the 13th, Part 7: The New Blood, Jason X, Hellraiser: Hellworld and From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter.

In anticipation of the new season of The Walking Dead, the duo discusses the first season and AMC's new streaming deal with Netflix.

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October 9, 2011

Movie Review: The Howling Reborn (2011)

Joe Dante's The Howling has stood the test of time as being one of the greatest horror films of all time. It really is that good. The Howling has it all - Scares, clever humor, amazing special FX by Rick Baker as well as an excellent ensemble cast of cult film favorites. Along with An American Werewolf in London, The Howling has transcended the routine lycanthrope film with it's revolutionary transformation FX. As great as the original was, Joe Nimziki's The Howling: Reborn unfortunately lacks in all of those crucial categories. Simply put, it's chore to endure.

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Movie Review: Confessions of a Superhero (2008)

I'm always a fan of people watching. I like to study movements. The way someone walks or the way his mouth moves when he talks gives me insight into the person. Watching broader actions can be more telling. We're all the same in some ways, but some of us float in our own orbits at times. That's the idea you get when you watch Confessions of a Superhero. It's that strange orbit that makes a person a little more interesting than the rest of us.

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Movie Review: The Pig Farm (2011)

Call it morbid obsession or just a keen interest in true crime, as a Canadian citizen I’ve been waiting a long time to see a documentary about Canada’s most infamous and established serial killer.
The first documentary ever to be made on notorious Canadian pig farmer/serial killer Robert “Willie” Pickton, The Pig Farm is as informative as it is downright disturbing. Featuring re-enactments of the events surrounding Pickton’s arrest, and heart-wrenching interviews with former employees of his farm and a few of the surviving women who had first-hand encounters with him, The Pig Farm, like Pickton himself, lures you in and binds you to your seat for what will likely be the most unsettling docu-viewing experience of a lifetime.

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Movie Review: The House of the Devil (Blu-Ray)

I remember going to the drive-in with my father. It was a little place in Brighton, MI that has, of course, been closed for quite awhile now. The last time he was allowed to take me to the drive-in without matriarchal supervision was an epic night. The double feature was Friday the 13th 3D and John Cassavettes starring in Incubus. I was terrified and perplexed and intrigued all at the same time. Those films at the drive-in in the late seventies/early eighties were magical. The best part of a horror film at the drive-in was that even though you were surrounded by people, you were exposed. Exposed to the elements. Exposed to seeing teenagers in various states of undress. Exposed to the maniacs on that screen that the usher in a theater would stop before they got to you. Not at the drive-in, though. This is exactly what The House of the Devil made me feel again. Exposed.


The House of the Devil is a throwback to a different style of filmmaking. It isn't anything like the current crop of grindhouse redux films that are in vogue for the next couple of years. The House of the Devil was crafted in the same manner those films were in the seventies, straight from script to screen. In most horror films in this century, there is a distinct lack of something very, very important. If you don't watch older films or aren't old enough to experience the former eras in the horror film, you probably can't put your finger on it. Let me help you. What modern horror is missing is sympathy. Empathy. We, as an audience, don't care about those characters on the screen. We don't identify with them and we certainly don't give a damn if they live or die. In The House of the Devil there was a great deal of time spent on developing our main character. She became real to us, in stages like good filmmaking dictates, and when she did finally run into a big steaming ball of danger, we cared if she lived or died. We cared what happened to her at that house. We cared because she was real to us. A living breathing human being with dreams and hopes. Those hopes and dreams are summarily dashed against the rocks of a Satan-worshiping family hellbent (pun intended) on bringing the spawn of the devil to this plane... but I digress.

For some viewers, The House of the Devil will be painfully slow. For those viewers, who probably hate Hitchcock's work as well or liked Rob Zombie's version of Halloween, all I can say is take your meds and watch MTV. What they don't realize is that being involved in the ups and downs, life and death, of a well-crafted horror movie protagonist is called building suspense. The suspense in The House of the Devil is nearly unbearable... which is a beautiful achievement.

The House of the Devil's writer/director, Ti West, has really done something special here, in this day in age. In 1973, the film would be a solid representation of the genre, but now, during our 'smart horror dry spell' that's been going on since the mid 1990s, The House of the Devil is a fine addition to my Blu-Ray shelf. The Blu-Ray transfer itself is gorgeous. Every pop and crack of the film and every camera move are executed with exacting detail to give the impression we are no longer in 2010. Special features include some great commentaries and deleted scenes, but these pale in comparison to the experience of the film itself.

In an interesting side note, when this film was originally released, the distributor, MPI, released a limited edition VHS in clamshell. That's classic.

October 6, 2011

Movie Review: Destined to be Ingested (2008)

by Hal Astell

Director: Sofian Khan

Stars: Kitty Cole, Kris Eivers, Suzi Lorraine, Noshir Dalal, Bill Weeden, Randall Heller, Manuel Fihman and Theodore Bouloukos

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Cannibal Holocaust spawned a hundred Italian movies called Cannibal Something but director Sofian Khan went the other way. He went for Something Holocaust instead but to emphasise how much of a holocaust it was he called it Holocaust Holocaust. Subtle, huh? Perhaps realising how well that would go down with the Jewish audience, he later gave it a new, less outrageous title: Destined to Be Ingested, which was previously the tagline for the picture. Yeah, not much less outrageous, huh? Surprisingly that's also as inaccurate a title as it is a descriptive one because not a single one of the main characters is eaten. Sure, it has plenty of cannibals and zombies, but it turns out to be more of a character driven jungle romance unfolding in a foreign language with subtitles, very possibly an imaginary one. Both its biggest success and its biggest failure is in not having the faintest clue what it wants to be. Every ten minutes it becomes something else.

The 80's Slasher Classic "Intruder" Comes to Blu-ray this Christmas from Synapse Films!!


Scott Spiegel's infamous gore classic finally hits the aisles with a splatterific new HD Blu-ray transfer!

INTRUDERFrom Lawrence Bender, the producer of
Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION

Scott Spiegel's INTRUDER presented uncut for the first time in beautiful high-definition in a DVD/Blu-ray combo!

It’s 10 pm and the employees of Michigan’s Walnut Lake Supermarket are in for a really bad night. The place is shutting its doors for good, and the night crew has a long shift ahead of them... longer than they think! The lovely check-out girl has a deranged ex-boyfriend, the store’s phone lines are cut and the employees start dying in the most stomach-churning ways imaginable (courtesy of Academy Award®-winning KNB EFX Group). A deranged killer is on the loose in the grocery store! Can anyone stop this murderous intruder?

October 4, 2011

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #16 - Vaginally Friendly

Jeff Dolniak and Kevin Moyers welcome their first female guest reviewer Brenel Anghel to the show.

Jeff starts out with a review of a short film called Slash.

The state of the modern grindhouse flick comes up, and they discuss the use and abuse of the term in modern movies. They get into the newer crop, including Shoot 'Em Up, Black Dynamite, Hobo With a Shotgun and Machete.

Jeff gets into the latest from Pink Eiga - The Japanese Wife Next Door.

They run through a slew of reviews including the blu-ray release of Basket Case, the original Conan series, GingerDead Man 3 and Funhouse.

Since Brenel has become a recent fan, Kevin asks for a woman's take on Mad Men.

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October 3, 2011

Movie Review: Basket Case (Blu-ray, 1982)

Frank Henenlotter's love for exploitation films of the 1960's and 1970's is very evident in his 1981 film Basket Case. Naturally, now many fans of genre (including myself) hold Basket Case near and dear to their black hearts as being one of the greatest exploitation films of that era. Something Weird Video initially produced a re-mastered special edition of Basket Case in early 2000. It's 2011 now, and amazingly this little grinder is getting the High-Def treatment via Image Entertainment and SWV. Horror fans, you're in for a treat, a ridiculously bloody treat about two brothers - that couldn't be closer.

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October 2, 2011

Jeff Dolniak Interviews Mink Stole!

After a rousing musical number with cult film transvestite hero Peaches Christ, Mink Stole sat down with Jeff Dolniak to discuss her cult status, John Waters and her new movie All About Evil.

Movie Review: Cannibal Holocaust (1980, Blu-ray)

Well here it is folks, the very first Blu-ray edition of the notorious horror film Cannibal Holocaust. Directed by euro-cult movie maverick, Ruggero Deodato (Jungle Holocaust, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man), Cannibal Holocaust has been produced for the Blu-ray market by Shameless Screen Entertainment out of the UK. With a surprisingly minor interference by The British Board of Film Censors, Shameless has been  are forced to have a single scene of animal violence censored (14 seconds total) for the release. In a way this is kind of amazing, considering the fact that Cannibal Holocaust has quite a bit more animal violence that made it through. In addition to the film, Shameless has also included a healthy serving of extras and an alternate cut made by Deodato to lessen the animal carnage. Is it worth the upgrade? Let's have a look!

Buy Cannibal Holocaust Blu-ray or DVD on Amazon UK!

This is My Fist to Your Face Style: The Best of Kung Fu Movies, Volume One (2011)

There are few things in this life that bring me happiness like a good trailer compilation. It's like a Valentine's box of candy, except in lieu of chocolate truffles and sugary goo, you get bite sized samples of cinema! Now, like any box of sweets worth its salt, there has to be some sort of loose, unified thread of commonality. Most do not want peanut brittle mixed with that filled chocolate with the mystery pink center. In the small but growing categories of trailer compilations, Southern DVD, a small company out of South Africa, has released BEST OF KUNG FU MOVIES VOLUME 1. While the kung fu sub genre has been somewhat represented on a number of fine compilations, it has rarely if ever gotten its very own disc. That is, until now. So what's being served on the cinematic buffet tonight?

Cinematic Hell: Eegah (1962)

by Hal Astell

Director: Nicholas Merriwether

Stars: Arch Hall Jr, Marilyn Manning and Richard Kiel


There are films that live on in legend because whatever else they might be, they're mostly prominent embarrassments in the career of someone eminently recognisable. I'm not talking about the direction John Carradine's career went as it dragged on way down into the depths, but about things like Trog with Joan Crawford, Teenage Caveman with Robert Vaughan and Eegah with Richard Kiel, three films that coincidentally share a theme. Yes, Richard Kiel is a 7'2" apparently ageless prehistoric giant caveman, which might have seemed a step up at the time from being merely a bouncer in a night club, but may well have been a little too prominent for comfort when he put on his steel teeth and started duking it out with James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me fifteen years later.

October 1, 2011

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging Completes Digital Coloring Of Female Action Filmmaker J.A. Steel’s “Blood Fare”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – On September 27, 2011, J.A. Steel, the award winning female writer and director, announces the completion of the digital coloring of her fourth feature film “Blood Fare.” The up-and-coming colorist, Jeff Pantaleo, completed the digital coloring on the newly developed Scratch workflow at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). 


“Blood Fare” is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, by J.A. Steel and Co-Producer Christian K. Koch.  It is the tale of Corporal Henry Trout (S. Edward Meek - “Wild Stallion”), who in 1861 fought valiantly in a forgotten skirmish after the first battle of Bull Run.  150 years later, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood continues on a haunted battlefield.  Tyler (Brandi Lynn Anderson from the upcoming Syfy original series “ZEROS”) and her brother Chad (Adrian West), Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred.