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BLU-RAY/MOVIE REVIEW: Tales from the Crypt / Vault of Horror

Okay, anyone that knows me, knows I love Tales from the Crypt, anthology films and well, horror in general. So, of course when I put in the fantastic two pack Tales from the Crypt / Vault of Horror Blu-ray from Scream Factory, you know I'm going to love it and love it I did. Although, I will admit that I enjoyed Tales from the Crypt a little more than Vault of Horror, but that isn't to say I didn't like Vault either, as both are fantastic anthology films, worthy of being picked up today. Read on for more...

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Rats everywhere! Deadly Eyes is all about giant steroid rats rampaging through the sewers of Toronto, feasting on people and the occasional baby. It's a low budget, gritty looking film, that has a lot in common with a couple films that came before it, like Alligator and Piranha. Even with a low budget of about $900,000, Deadly Eyes, also known as Night Eyes as seen on Scream Factory's film source, is a lot of fun, with some really gnarly kill scenes and a surprisingly effective use of having dogs dressed as rats. Read on to see what the movie is like and whether the Blu-ray is worth it....

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PRESS RELEASE: Village of the Damned Blu-ray from Fabulous Films

The press releases are rolling in from Fabulous Films and this time we got ourselves another great Region B release on our hands. The Village of the Damned, the 1995 John Carpenter version is being released on Blu-ray, April 27th from Fabulous Films and I got the press release below..

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PRESS RELEASE: The Serpent and the Rainbow on Blu-ray from Fabulous Films

Another release coming at you from Fabulous Films for all those Region B Blu-ray lovers out there, The Serpent and the Rainbow! I'll be getting a review copy in a next little bit, so expect a review on here once it arrives. For now, check out all the details in the press release below...

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PRESS RELEASE: The Blob on Blu-ray from Fabulous Films

The only other version of The Blob (original classic) on Blu-ray that I know of is from Criterion Films, which costs a good amount of money. Now, you have another option of getting it on Blu-ray, but only if you can play Region B discs. Thankfully, yours truly can and I'll be putting up a review of this classic once I get a copy. For now, check out the press release below.

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Shock Waves Blu-ray/Movie Review

Zombies are pretty much over cooked nowadays, but Nazi Zombies? Nahh. For some reason, I just can't get enough of them. Shock Waves, a movie released in 1977, is one of the few Nazi Zombie movies that is actually pretty damn good and surprisingly, the actual zombies in the movie? Not really zombies, but more like the undead, who look menacing and are severely pissed off. Although the movie lacks any sort of gore, the rest of the film, with the tropical island set pieces, under water Nazi Zombie sequences and a beautiful bikini clad Brooke Adams, more than makes up for it. Read on to see if you agree...

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ROLLERBALL Blu-ray/Movie Review

I really wanted to like Rollerball, I really did. The movie started off great, with some tense rollerball action, but suddenly, it's get bogged down in a plot involving executives, early retirements and mysteries that aren't really mysteries. Oh and a strange liquid computer and a dude who goes crazy on it. On the other hand, Arrow Video has released Rollerball in a splendid Region B package, with tons of special features and some great sounding/looking audio and video. The movie has been around for 40 years and obviously has its fans, so the Blu-ray is pretty much a no brainer for those people and anyone else that enjoys amazing Blu-ray discs. With that said, lets roll on with this review and see what it's all about.

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MUCK Movie Review

Wow, now this was a big disappoint. I didn't read up much on this movie before going in, all I knew was that Kane Hodder was in it and the soundtrack was good. Well... Kane Hodder was in it I guess. Dear god, this movie was terrible, just terrible. Massive amounts of style over substance and by style, I mean copying everything that was done before and not offering anything new. Hey, at least we get a bunch of fake boobies and butts to look at. That's something right? Right? Anyone? Hello?

Release: March 13th, 2015  
Rating: R   
Run time: 90 mins  
Starring: Lachlan BuchananLauren Francesca 
Director: Steve Wolsh    

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#HBFilmFest - In Shadows Short Horror Movie

The Horror Block Film Fest contest is well on it's way and I finally have the short horror movie I was working on submitted. You can view the video below (be sure to change quality to 1080p by clicking the gear wheel settings button) and if you like it, please give it a thumbs up on the actual YouTube page.

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Horror Block Film Fest Website

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WolfCop Movie Review

Okay, I know WolfCop isn't supposed to be taken seriously in the least bit and honestly, expectations are meant to be super low going in, but still, at least try to not look like a made for Canadian TV show. Reeking of low budget, TV-ness, WolfCop has some awful acting, some hit or miss comedy and a story that is kind of dumb, but you know what, I'd love for there to a sequel, just so they can give it another shot. Howl on to see if you agree...

Release: June 6th, 2014 
Rating: R   
Run time: 79 mins  
Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio 
Director: Lowell Dean    

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Love At First Bite/Once Bitten Blu-ray/Movie Review

Another vampire two pack offering coming at you from Scream Factory and this time, we got one funny, quirky 80s gem by the way of Once Bitten and another late 70s, trying ever so hard to be funny vampire flick, Love At First Bite. This Blu-ray isn't loaded with any sort of special features and the movies aren't top notch classics, but if you find it cheap, what better way to kill a few hours. Anyway, let's quickly go through what we got on our hands after the break...

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RUN-TIME: 96/94 min
RATING: Various

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We Are What We Are Movie Review

We Are What We Are, which I will now refer to as Wawwa from here on out, is an American remake of the Mexican film of the same name. I haven't seen the original movie, but after sitting down with Wawwa, I can't really say I have any desire to, as I was bored enough with this one (of course, I wouldn't do such a thing, as you can never base how good the original is on the quality of it's shitty remake). It's like 90 minutes of nothingness, with about 10 minutes of wow, that's pretty cool and a final 5 minutes of, wow that's really dumb. There is some tiny, tiny bit of brilliance amongst all the terrible, but treading though it can be a chore. Read on for a quick review and see if you agree...

Release: Oct 25th, 2013 
Rating: R   
Run time: 105 mins  
Starring: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers 
Director: Jim Mickle   

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ROLLERBALL - On Blu-ray March 23rd 2015

I love me some futuristic "Future Sports" films, with The Running Man and Battle Royale being very high on the list, so colour me super excited to see Arrow Video release ROLLERBALL (the original, not that awful remake) on Blu-Ray March 23rd, 2015! Mind you, this is a Region B release, so pull out your region free Blu-ray players if you have one and if you don't, get one now! Please see press release for more information after the break...

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Vampire's Kiss/High Spirits Blu-Ray/Movie Review

The latest two pack from Scream Factory is somewhat of a departure from the horror scene. Featuring two 80s "horror comedies" Vampire's Kiss and High Spirits. One movie is incredibly entertaining and original. The other is... well High Spirits.

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Horror Block - February 2015 Edition

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The Phantom Cabinet Book Review

If you crack open The Phantom Cabinet, you better be prepared for a confusing, albeit, incredibly interesting story. Jeremy Thompson crafts a story that feels all over the place, yet I couldn't help but keep reading. That to me is a sign of a good book. Read on to see if you agree...

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