Horror

Gate II on Blu-ray

Gate II on Blu-ray

| February 17, 2018

On February 27, 2018, Scream Factory brings Tibor Takács’ Gate II (a.k.a. Gate 2: The Trespassers, 1990) to Blu-ray for the first time. The original The Gate from 1987 was released on Blu-ray last year as part of the Vestron Video Collector’s Series much to the excitement its devoted cult audience. Many of us who […]

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Drag Me to Hell: Collector’s Edition

Drag Me to Hell: Collector’s Edition

| February 11, 2018

When Sam Raimi was announced as the director of 2002’s Spider-Man, those among us who had grown up on the Evil Dead franchise and Darkman (1990) suddenly knew that that movie was going to be real good. And, say what you will about the film nowadays in light of all the superhero films that followed, […]

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Victor Crowley

Victor Crowley

| February 7, 2018

When the first Hatchet film was released, filmmaker Adam Green’s intentions were made clear with the film’s tagline: “Old School American Horror.” “Old School” in this particular case meant very specifically 1981, the year Friday the 13th Part 2 was released: Hatchet was a fun, gory throwback to the heyday of slasher movies. Hatchet II […]

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Winchester

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Winchester

| February 2, 2018

There’s something to be said about movies that use their genre tropes for the sake of exploring contemporary issues. Dawn of the Dead, Under the Skin, and Get Out explored consumerism, rape culture, and racism in America, respectively, and while leagues of others exist on a similar plane, Winchester now crashes into such company with […]

The Heart and Soul of Jennifer’s Body

The Heart and Soul of Jennifer’s Body

| January 25, 2018

If there’s anything regarding personal experience with cinema that’s fascinating to look back on, it’s the way in which one’s tastes evolve over time. In September 2009, I had just started eighth grade, was about to turn thirteen years old, and would not discover my asexuality for almost another four years. Also around the time […]

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Special Edition Blu-ray)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Special Edition Blu-ray)

| January 24, 2018

The Los Angeles Times called Attack of the Killer Tomatoes “hopelessly inane” upon its release in 1978. Perhaps a scathing review for any other movie, the film’s producing team took this as a compliment. Now, I don’t know that director/co-writer/producer John DeBello and his collaborators set out to make a bad movie—though it’s certainly been […]

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Insidious: The Last Key

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Insidious: The Last Key

| January 11, 2018

One time last summer, I was walking down the street when a squirrel fell out of a tree and killed itself. Whether or not the act was intentional is still a mystery to me, but the fact that a creature with the tenacity of a crackhead and a tail made of brown cotton candy happened […]

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Matinee: Collector’s Edition

Matinee: Collector’s Edition

| January 10, 2018

Joe Dante knows monster movies. I mean, the man made the seminal 80’s creature features Gremlins (1984) and The Howling (1981), not to mention the stellar Jaws­ knock-off Piranha (1979). And there’s no doubting the man loves cinema too. His web series Trailers From Hell stands as perhaps the most ambitious, extended, star-studded love letters […]

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Hell Night: Collector’s Edition

Hell Night: Collector’s Edition

| January 1, 2018

Scream Factory’s 2018 release slate is set to impress right out the gate with the January 2nd Blu-ray + DVD Collector’s Edition release of the early 80’s slasher gem, Hell Night (1981)—a film I’ve been dying to see someone put out on Blu-ray for far too long. Though few outside the horror community are likely […]

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The Shape of Water

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The Shape of Water

| December 9, 2017

I’m not a person with that much of an affinity for the endearingly shoddy B-pictures of the Cold War era, but I completely understand the appeal—it just happens to be a genre that I haven’t endowed much time to. Color me a bit surprised to see that The Shape of Water, being an awards frontrunner […]

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