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Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol. 2 Special Encore Screening on May 18th at Film Noir Cinema, NYC!

Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol. 2 Encore Screening on May 18th at Film Noir Cinema, NYC!

Lloyd Kaufman premiered Troma’s lesbian love story, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol. 2, at the prestigious New York City Film Noir Cinema in April. Tickets sold out almost instantly, but thankfully the good folks at Film Noir Cinema have added one last special encore screening on Saturday, May 18th!

“We’ve been mutated… What do we have to be afraid of?”

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Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

The word ‘Epic’ has recently been devalued and just used to mean something that is striking or enjoyable, but the correct meaning of the word indicated narratives in the ‘Epic’ mould – those which surpass the ordinary in scale and reach heroic proportions – this applies to films too. I’m taking a look at some of the truly Epic movies from the early 1980s that showed extraordinary ambition in their story and spectacle.

“Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.”

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Pazucus: Island of Vomit and Despair (2017, Brazil) Review

Charles Bukowski once said “Some people never go insane. What horrible lives they must lead!” Clearly this is not the way for the characters in Pazucus: Island of Vomit and Despair, as whilst they seem to act and look crazed and insane their lives are blighted by horrors all around them. Their insanity is reflected in Gurcius Gewdner’s film which is somewhat of a strange piece of underground genre cinema, art house horror, b-movie monster horror, and deliberately maddening genre flick that is deliberately frustrating and uneasy to pin point as to what it actually is about. The plot, if there is one to focus on, follows Carlos who is constantly vomiting…

“You won’t be coming home!”

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Mondo Celebrates The Dark Knight With History-Spanning 80 YEARS OF BATMAN Gallery

Mondo Celebrates The Dark Knight With History-Spanning 80 YEARS OF BATMAN Gallery

The Dark Knight returns to Mondo Gallery this May with a brand new show eight decades in the making. Mondo Gallery’s 80 Years of Batman celebrates the history of the caped crusader, along with his allies and infamous rogues gallery of villains, with eighteen classic, iconic and fan-favorite Batman comic book cover images produced as screen printed posters. Opening night for 80 Years of Batman will be held Friday, 17 May, and the show will run through 25 May.

“For most of my life I’ve been enamored with Batman. His rogues. His world. His look. It’s just about as perfect as you can get.”

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Cult Classics BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON Apparel from Fright-Rags

Cult Classics BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and BEHIND THE MASK Apparel from Fright-Rags

Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says… Fright-Rags has new apparel, so sit tight, hold the fort, and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.

“This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.”

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018, USA / UK) Review

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

It’s rare that I write a review of a film I really hated, but Goosebumps 2: Happy Halloween held such promise I’ll make an exception. The first film had a fair few faults of its own, such as straying from the source material. But for the most part, the original stayed true to the tone of the books and had some good comedy moments. The second film however has fewer comedic parts that made me laugh, but at least does feel true to the tone of the books – more so than the TV series – with the main plot being similar to Night of the Living Dummy.

“Halloween comes to life.”

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Wes Craven’s SWAMP THING Oozes onto Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD 25 March from 88 Films

Wes Craven's SWAMP THING Oozes onto Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD 25 March from 88 Films

Following the success of The Hills Have Eyes, Swamp Thing shows Wes Craven adapting his style from the rough ‘n’ ready thrills and spills of his earlier exploitation films, to a sci-fi adventure featuring a mutant-monster with good intentions! Swamp Thing features a supporting cast of fan-favourites including Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise and David Hess in one of his best-remembered villainous turns.

“Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!”

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Starburst International Film Festival Welcomes Hall of Fame Award Recipient Lloyd Kaufman to the UK!

Starburst International Film Festival Welcomes Hall of Fame Award Recipient Lloyd Kaufman to the UK!

Starburst Magazine have invited Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, to the United Kingdom for the 2019 Starburst International Film Festival.

“Let’s appreciate some art!”

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Jess Franco’s DEVIL HUNTER UK Blu-ray Debut 8 April from 88 Films

Jess Franco's DEVIL HUNTER UK Blu-ray Debut 8 April from 88 Films

For fans of cheese and sleaze, it doesn’t get any better than Jess Franco’s deranged cannibal classic Devil Hunter – finally on UK Blu-ray from 88 Films for the first time to be devoured by Euro cult enthusiasts and video nasty lovers alike.

“Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind…”

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THE GREEN INFERNO & CANNIBAL TERROR on Blu-ray 11 March from 88 Films

The Green Inferno & Cannibal Terror on Blu-ray 11 March from 88 Films The Green Inferno & Cannibal Terror on Blu-ray 11 March from 88 Films

For years fans waited for the release of a sequel to Ruggero Deodato’s trendsetting Cannibal Holocaust, yet it would take almost a decade for The Green Inferno to arrive… and it wasn’t what followers of the Italian cannibal cycle were expecting.

First there was Cannibal Holocaust… Then came Cannibal Ferox… But somewhere in France, someone was already hatching a plot to cash-in on the Italian intestinal classics with Cannibal Terror!

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Castlevania (2018, USA) Season 2 Review

Castlevania (2018, USA) Season 2 Review

Netflix have done a brilliant job at exploring the Castlevania story with this season, which is twice the length of the first and has a lot more Dracula. For anyone who didn’t see the first season there’s only two things you need to know: First- Dracula has declared war on the human race after the Church killed his wife. Second- Trevor Belmont (the last descendant of the famous monster fighting family) and Sypha Belnades (a witch) have joined forces with Alucard (Dracula’s son) to defeat the vampire lord himself.

“In killing my wife, humanity has proven to me that they don’t deserve the Earth… We will scour them off the land!”

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Get Haunted by POLTERGEIST, POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR & PREDATOR Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Get Haunted by POLTERGEIST, POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR & PREDATOR Merchandise from Fright-Rags

From a dimension beyond the living, Fright-Rags has new merchandise to scare you to death; featuring Poltergeist, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, The Amityville Horror, and Predator.

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

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