Roger Corman’s suspenseful, cult classic, Beast from Haunted Cave – newly restored from a 4K scan of 35mm archival materials – will be released as a special collector’s edition on Blu-ray and DVD, 24th October, from Film Masters just in time for Halloween.
The inaugural release from Film Masters is a two-disc collection featuring cult favorite The Giant Gila Monster and The Killer Shrews; originally released as a drive-in double-feature in 1959.
“The biggest terror ever unleashed on the screen!”
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, will debut Irish folk creature feature Unwelcome, 23rd June.
“Beware the locals. All of them.”
Something has been disturbed, something that’s out for blood but no-one realises just how dangerous it is: there are worse things in the sea than sharks…
“Each year 10,000 tourists visit Ocean Beach. This summer Ocean Beach has attracted SOMETHING ELSE!”
Well Go USA is thrilled to release the official trailer and poster for The Tank, a creature feature from New Zealand filmmaker Scott Walker.
“Some families have secrets.”
Taking inspiration from 1940/50s creature features, Attack of the Cat People is an entertaining tribute to black and white horror schlock; a 45-minute labour of love following a scientific expedition to an unusual meteorite with mysterious inhabitants: anthropomorphic cat-like creatures!
“Every project brings its own learning experience. I do value and learn a lot from watching films made by other independent filmmakers…”
Taking inspiration from the atomic age of cinema, Attack of the Cat People is a delightful homage to 1940/50s horror schlock. But rather than science run amok, Black Cat Film Productions‘ tale of terror focuses on a natural disaster. After crashing into the ocean, a meteorite is observed floating on its surface, developing flora and fauna at an accelerated rate. Becoming its own small island of sorts, an expedition to the meteorite is organised by Dr. Elliot in order to collect samples and analyse its mysterious inhabitants: cat-like creatures resembling the pre-historic sabertooth tiger.
“Straight out of the unknown!”
Who doesn’t adore Mexican sci-fi/horror cinema? Whilst consuming everything from 1968’s The Batwoman to 1970’s Santo and Blue Demon vs. the Monsters, I stumbled upon the poster for Harry Essex’s Octaman and I knew I had to track down a copy of this 1971 creature feature! There was something reminiscent about the humanoid octopus… As it turns out, I was already quite familiar with Essex’s monstrous creation! Even if you haven’t seen this movie, you’ve likely seen the titular creature.
“Horror heap from the nuclear trash!”
Noyo’s a sleepy little place, where nothing much happens. So why are people being attacked and killed by things that come out of the water? The answer involves pollution and mutated sea life that’s developed a taste for death. As the ‘orrible humanoids lay siege to Noyo, it’s up to the great Doug McClure, to put a stop to their murderous rampages. Humanoids from the Deep is cheesy, sleazy classic, lovingly presented by your pals at 88 Films.
“From the caverns of the deep… It strikes! Between life and death, there is… Humanoids from the Deep!”
Crawl: Music from the Motion Picture is being given the vinyl treatment by Rusted Wave! This release, not available on any other physical format, features the first-ever release of the heart-pounding score by Max Aruj and Steffen Thum from Paramount Pictures’ 2019 summer horror flick!
“DANGER! Alligators are common in this area. They can be dangerous. They have been known to stalk prey. THEY WILL HUNT YOU.”
Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
“There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.”
I’m well into my 30’s now. That means I was lucky enough to be in my pre-teens when Fred Dekker was still directing films and TV. He may be known by most people as either the director of the entertaining Night of the Creeps or calamitous Robocop 3, but sandwiched in between these two totally dissimilar yarns was 1987’s The Monster Squad.
The titular “Monster Squad” is a small group of horror-loving kids, led by Sean, who run their affairs from a poster-adorned treehouse.