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Something Wild (1986, USA)

Something Wild (1986)

The best movies of the eighties either celebrated frivolity and gave us great entertainment, or rejected norms and pushed the boundaries towards broader innovations. Eighties indie movies were especially bold in this regard, and few directors tackled social and personal shape-shifting as deftly or entertainingly as Jonathan Demme.

The aptly titled, Something Wild gives us everything the eighties were famous for: laughs, sex, craziness, danger, secret lives, violence, drugs, nasty things in small towns and a great pop music soundtrack.

“Something Different. Something Daring. Something Dangerous.”

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COMET Mystery Science Theater 3000 Giveaway

MST3K on COMET

Classic episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 have returned to Comet, every Sunday starting at 8/7C. Watch Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson riff, along with Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, on the worst B movies that have been committed to celluloid. Plus we have MST3K themed merch to give away to one randomly chosen person!

“In the not-too-distant future. Next Sunday A.D.”

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An Interview with Director Shinichi Fukazawa, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

An Interview with Director Shinichi Fukazawa

Trapped inside an old haunted property, a body builder finds himself tormented by a relentless ghost with a 30 year grudge in Shinichi Fukazawa’s tongue-in-cheek splatter comedy; Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell. With the assistance of Terracotta Distribution, Attack from Planet B has had the opportunity to interview Shinichi Fukazawa to discuss his first feature-length film.

“When I watched Evil Dead in the theater, it inspired me a lot. Then I started to make similar short horror movies.”

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Re-Animator (1985, USA)

Re-Animator (1985)

The first time I watched Re-Animator was on HBO, late one evening. I had never heard of the film; however 95 minutes later it became one of my favorite movies of all time. Adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft novella “Herbert West, Re-Animator”, this splattery opera is well worth multiple viewings.

Re-Animator is one of the best horror films of the 1980s and of any era. It has an uncommon mix of horror, suspense, humor, sex and splatter to entertain the most jaded of cult and horror fans.

“Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders…and another one in a dish on his desk.”

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Join THE MONSTER SQUAD with Fright-Rags’ Latest Apparel

Fright-Rags' The Monster Squad Collection

Where the hell am I supposed to find silver bullets? What!? You can acquire them for us? Then you’re the perfect candidate for The Monster Squad. Join the goddamn club with Fright-Rags’ collection of merchandise dedicated to Fred Dekker’s 1987 cult classic.

“You know who to call when you have ghosts but who do you call when you have monsters?”

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Swiss Army Man (2016, USA / Sweden)

Swiss Army Man (2016)

In Swiss Army Man, first-time directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (the Daniels) genuinely present you with things you’re unlikely to have seen before – and that, in the current cinematic climate, is a feat in itself.

One can certainly see why Swiss Army Man was a movie that was inevitably going to polarise opinions. In a time when moviegoers are subjected to a constant barrage of remakes, reboots or sequels, I for one am not going to turn my nose up at any movie which places almost all of its bets on being singular and unique.

“We all need some body to lean on.”

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Get Out (2017, USA)

Get Out (2017)

Get Out concerns Chris, who is invited by his girlfriend of five months, Rose to travel upstate for the weekend to meet her parents. Chris is concerned about how Rose’s privileged white family’s might react to him, as she hasn’t told them that her boyfriend is black. Meeting the parents is a frightening prospect at the best of times, but Get Out offers a vision of a black guy’s unnerving entrance into a particularly unorthodox white world.

Chris’s girlfriend brushes off his concerns, assuring him that her parents are liberals and that he has nothing to worry about…

“Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.”

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Beware the AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Collection from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags' An American Werewolf in London Collection

An American Werewolf in London presents the perfect balance between comedy and horror by writer/director John Landis, along with unparalleled special effects by Rick Baker, ensuring this tale of lycanthropy has a place in cinematic history to which all other werewolf movies are now compared. Fright-Rags’ pays tribute to the 1981 classic with their An American Werewolf in London Collection.

“Beware the moon, lads.”

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Lloyd Kaufman and The Toxic Avenger return to NJ at Monster-Mania Con March 10-12

Lloyd Kaufman

The 40+ year old iconic independent film company Troma Entertainment will be attending Monster-Mania Con 36 between March 10-12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Jersey.

“Lloyd Kaufman and Toxie return to New Jersey at Monster-Mania Con 36!”

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Troma Happily Gives the World “THE MIDDLE FINGER”

The Middle Finger (2016)

Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, has announced that Troma, the longest running truly independent film company in American history, have crossed the atlantic ocean in order to acquire Irish filmmaker Séamus Hanly’s hilarious superhero/comedy, The Middle Finger.

“He’s our only hope… Sorry about that.”

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Fright-Rags’ RE-ANIMATOR Wax Packs Reanimate Trading Card Tradition

Fright-Rags' House of Fright Re-Animator Wax Packs

Fright-Rags are re-animating movie trading card tradition with their House of Fright Wax Packs. “Death is just the beginning…” Stuart Gordon’s 1985 Lovecraftian comedy/horror Re-Animator is the first film to receive the reagent!

“Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders…and another one in a dish on his desk!”

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Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975, USA)

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

With Richard Donner’s Superman still a few years off from transforming comic cinema into a legit and lucrative genre, letting the audience in on the gag and addressing its protagonist’s more antiquated elements would have been a wise move. But outside of pausing every so often to superimpose a gleam across Ron Ely’s peepers or randomly announce a new, heretofore unknown talent of Doc’s, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze does little to deconstruct its parent property or its contemporaries in the world of crime-fighting fiction. Producer George Pal took a chance on a big-screen throwback.

“Have no fear! Doc Savage is here!”

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