We are here to discuss a horror movie that uses the formula of found-footage. No matter how many times you review a film that uses this technique you can’t help bring up The Blair Witch Project. Unfortunately there will always be comparisons. Films have tried to replicate this style, but rarely succeeded in finding that magic ingredient The Blair Witch Project possesses. Fortunately Hell House LLC breaks the mold. Going into this movie I’ll be perfectly honest I didn’t expect much. In my defense I have had to suffer numerous found-footage movies over the years that are absolute trollope.
Cinémathèque Française is honoring Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, for his 50 years of independent filmmaking. The Cinémathèque will also screen two of Kaufman’s most important films on January 4th, in Paris, France with Kaufman himself in attendance.
The Max Linder Panorama Theater is also screening The Toxic Avenger in its uncut glory on January 3rd.
“The first superhuman-hero… from New Jersey!”
In the original series you could really root for Sabrina as she learns witchcraft and all the negative aspects that came with it but here the stakes are much higher, not just regarding whether she will be a mortal or witch, but to be a witch she has to sign her name in Satan’s book and he could call on her at any time. There’s a stronger sense of Sabrina’s desperation to learn about her family history and what had happened to her parents, along with the struggles of being a half witch, giving the series a bit of a Harry Potter feel, even though the original Sabrina comics and 90s series predate it.
“Happy birthday, witch.”
Using their backgrounds in punk and skate ‘zines, design, and production, Super7 have released their newest official 3.75″ ReAction Figure collaboration with punk icons The Misfits.
“Too much horror business…”
When Netflix dropped Spanish director Paco Plaza’s new film Veronica earlier this year, I doubt even they predicted it would get the attention it’s had? Some people have dubbed it “the scariest film ever!” and it’s supposedly based on a real events, so naturally I had to check it out to see what all the fuss was about. I’m a fan of Plaza’s [•REC] movie so I knew he would cook up some decent scares.
The story is set in Madrid in 1991 and focuses on teenager Veronica.
“Someone answered your call.”
In 2001, Super7 started as a magazine about vintage Japanese toys. Along the way, they began to develop vinyl figures and toy projects. Now, Super7 have created the iconic robot Maria, from the classic 1927 science fiction silent film Metropolis, and Arthur, from Ghosts ‘n Goblins – the hardest video game ever – as 3.75″ ReAction Figures!
“There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.”
Indicator presents a genre-spanning quartet of London-set films, all starring, written and directed by some of Britain’s most celebrated and iconic talents, and released on Blu-ray for the first time. First, two uncompromising thrillers from the more conservative half of the 1960s: The Third Secret (1964); and Psyche 59 (1964). Next, two films which explore sexual freedom as the ‘Swinging’ decade comes to a close: Take a Girl Like You (1970); and A Severed Head (1971).
“The screen prowls the lonely place where lust hides!”
Waxwork Records is proud to present the 30th Anniversary release of the Beetlejuice original motion picture soundtrack by Danny Elfman. Released in 1988, Beetlejuice is a horror/comedy directed by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, and Alec Baldwin.
“He’s guaranteed to put some life, in your afterlife.”
When I interviewed the esteemed Producer/Director Roger Corman for Claudia Jennings’ biography, he said Unholy Rollers was his favorite of the four films Claudia appeared in for him. As Claudia’s breakthrough film, Unholy Rollers established the character she would be identified with until her death. Beautiful, fearless and ruthless, Karen Walker epitomized the Hollywood Bitch Goddess that many thought represented Claudia’s true nature. The film is noteworthy because it marked Claudia’s debut as a major B movie actress.
“A locker room look at the toughest broads in the world!”
One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that this warehouse is the site where military experiments once took place…
“Don’t stop shooting!”
Waxwork Records is excited to announce the deluxe Krampus original motion picture soundtrack composed by Douglas Pipes – an hour of twisted holiday music with nods to Gremlins and Poltergeist.
“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good. So be good for goodness’s sake.”
From November 30th to December 2nd, Lloyd Kaufman will be a guest at Kentucky’s Supercon, where he’ll be screening the long-awaited Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Vol. 2. Joining him will be writer, director, and documentarian Heidi Moore, known for her critically praised, LGBTQ-centric horror film Dolly Deadly, which is being distributed by Troma Entertainment.