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Shudder Takes Delivery of Gleefully Ghoulish Horror Comedy SCARE PACKAGE (18 June)

Shudder Takes Delivery of Gleefully Ghoulish Horror Comedy SCARE PACKAGE (18 June)

Shudder has announced that it has acquired all rights in its territories to horror comedy Scare Package, from creators Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns. The anthology film, which delighted audiences at numerous festivals, features seven gleefully ghoulish tales from a range of horror subgenres. In Scare Package, Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Each story takes aim at different tropes, paying homage to and subverting the timeless clichés of the beloved genre.

“Seven directors. Seven tales of terror. Zero working cell phones.”

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Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Sylvia and Jen Soska, known as The Soska Sisters, have made quite a name for themselves directing, writing and acting in some of most visceral, brutal horror films of the last ten years. Their breakout film, 2009’s Dead Hooker in a Trunk, attracted more attention for its controversial name than the movie itself. However, it established the style and mystique the Soska name would bring to independent film. I have to give Sylvia and Jen props for taking on the re-imagining of one of Canada’s greatest director’s best films.

“You’ve just had reconstructive surgery… You can’t take your bandages off just yet!”

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Watch Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz’s TROMA’S WAR (15 May) on Shudder’s The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

Watch Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz's TROMA'S WAR (15 May) on Shudder's The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman, will appear with Patricia Kaufman on the next episode of The Last-Drive-In, to present his most personal film – a no holds barred indictment on war, Ronald Reagan, and the first statement about aids in film! Watch the film the MPAA tried to destroy! There’s nothing like a good war to make heroes of us all! The freedom of Tromaville and the world is at stake!

“I wanted to bring all the guts, the blood, the violence, the reasons that we don’t like war, but in a cinematic sense.”

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Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959, Italy / USA) Arrow Video Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Review

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959, Italy / USA) Arrow Video Blu-ray Review

It was very on trend in the 1950s for movies concerning blob-like creatures, with a taste for human flesh. There was The Blob, obvs, The Quatermass Xperiment, X the Unknown, and a whole slew of others, all squelching around, trying to cause as much chaos as inhumanly possible. Spotting the trend, director Riccardo Freda jumped on the amorphous bandwagon, with his sci-fi horror Caltiki, the Immortal Monster.

“Crawling, crushing colossus of terror!”

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Look Death in the Face with SHOCKER, UNIVERSAL MONSTERS & THEY LIVE Apparel from Fright-Rags

Look Death in the Face with SHOCKER, UNIVERSAL MONSTERS & THEY LIVE Apparel from Fright-Rags

In its continuing commitment to provide horror fans with apparel from all eras of the genre, Fright-Rags has released a new Universal Monsters collection featuring The Wolf Man and The Mummy, and collections for two cult favorites from the 1980s: Wes Craven’s Shocker and John Carpenter’s They Live.

“No more Mr. Nice Guy!”

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Watch THE LAST DRIVE-IN with Joe Bob Briggs and Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman on Shudder TV

Watch THE LAST DRIVE-IN with Joe Bob Briggs and Troma's Lloyd Kaufman on Shudder TV

This season of The Last Drive-In has already seen quite a few notable guests join hosts Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl as they commentate on double features of horror flicks, and today, Shudder has announced that Lloyd Kaufman will appear on the next episode!

“Toxie and I are great fans (and air conditioners) of Joe Bob Briggs! We spoon and watch every episode of The Last Drive-In on Shudder.”

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Breaking Glass Pictures Explores History in Southern Gothic Thriller UNION BRIDGE on DVD & VOD (19 May)

Breaking Glass Pictures Explores History in Southern Gothic Thriller UNION BRIDGE on DVD & VOD (19 May)

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North America rights to the Lynchian southern gothic thriller Union Bridge, the debut feature from writer/director Brian Levin. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in March in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Levin, who is represented by UTA and Itay Reiss at Artists First. The film will arrive on DVD and VOD platforms 19 May. Union Bridge held its World Premiere at the New Filmmakers NY Film Festival, and stars Scott Friend, Emma Duncan, Alex Breaux, and Elisabeth Noone.

“Every family has secrets.”

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CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS Documentary Gets UK Blu-ray Release (15 June) from Screenbound

CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS Documentary Gets UK Blu-ray Release (15 June) from Screenbound

Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive retrospective documentary that charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters and pays a fitting tribute to the whole creative team behind today’s global phenomenon.

“I thought why not mix the real world of psychic research, and make a good old fashioned ghost comedy.”

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Super7 x ALIENS ReAction Figures Now Available

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Super7 x ALIENS ReAction Figures

Landing in the Super7 ReAction Figures world are the Xenomorph Warriors awaiting the reluctant hero Ripley, the sole survivor of Hadley’s Hope Newt, the synthetic Executive Officer Bishop, the combat hardened trooper Hicks, the smart ass trooper Hudson, and the badass trooper Vasquez!

“Game over, man. Game over!”

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Launches ALAMO ON DEMAND Video on Demand Platform

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Launches ALAMO ON DEMAND Video on Demand Platform

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has partnered with ScreenPlus and Vista Cinema to launch their new VOD platform, Alamo on Demand, boasting a growing library of entertainment for rental or purchase that’s been carefully curated by the company’s programming team.

“Many of us learned about movies thanks to the staff picks at our local video stores. That’s the spirit of what we’re trying to do with Alamo on Demand.”

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Sharp Teeth Films to Digitally Release Supernatural Sleeper Hit LUZ (1 June)

Sharp Teeth Films to Digitally Release Supernatural Sleeper Hit LUZ (1 June)

A sleeper hit at festivals worldwide, Luz is an astounding debut feature from director Tilman Singer, all the more so considering it was shot entirely on 16mm as a film school graduation project.

A dazed, young cab driver drags herself into a rundown police station late one night. Across town, a psychiatrist is striking up a strange conversation with a lady in a bar, when he is paged by the police station to come in to counsel the cab driver. When he arrives, the cab driver begins an eerie and surreal confession that endangers all who cross her path.

“My girlfriend has a very special gift.”

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Anarchic Comedy BOYZ IN THE WOOD Launches (7 August) Worldwide on Amazon Prime Video

Set deep in the Scottish Highlands, Boyz in the Wood is an anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit shites. Boyz in the Wood launches 7 August worldwide on Amazon Prime Video.

“I’ve never seen a murder before… I’m homeschooled.”

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