Episode 97 is now up…

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This week Kyle and Tim sit down to talk to Todd Jason Falcon Cook.  The director of Death Metal Zombies and owner of Screamtime Films.  Along the way we talk about what we’ve seen this week,  Kyle’s morbid fascination with the bride of Frankenstein and Doctor Mindbender,  Razor Ramon, Tim explodes Full Moon’s website to bits, The new Hobbit movie,  and all the other normal ramblings.  Also Kyle had a spotting from Childs from The Thing running through the winter wasteland in Indiana.

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EPisode 97

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2 Bedroom 1 Bath “Evil Lives Here!”

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Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios are proud to announce that the independent horror feature 2 Bedroom 1 Bath will launch in theatres January 31st, 2014! This compelling feature hosts a well known cast, including: prolific actor Eric Roberts, horror veteran Dee Wallace, rising star Andrew W. Walkers and starlette Shelby Young. One part The Grudge (2004) and one part Rosemary’s Baby (1968), 2 Bedroom 1 Bath involves one young couple’s torment, during the birth of their first child. A nightmare is born in the New Year!

2 Bedroom 1 Bath is a supernatural ghost story, which focuses on Kevin (Walker) and Rachel (Hicks). At first, they are rejoiced as expectant parents. But, something is not right. The couple experience strange visions and frightening nightmares as the birth of their child draws closer. Rachel and Kevin must deal with a supernatural entity, which wants to haunt their perfect, new home and newborn child.

This terrifying feature will play in several theatres, across the world. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath will play in the city of Los Angeles and in the States of Louisiana and Texas. As well, the film will play globally, in Russia and several South American countries. Several more theatres locations will be announced as the film draws closer to its January 31st, 2014 launch date. For now, horror fans can preview the film’s official trailer and theatrical poster, with more details on the release coming soon!

World Premiere: January 31st, 2014.

Official Synopsis: “A young couple moves into what appears to be the perfect home. But when they discover that they will soon become parents, things begin to fall apart. Rachel, the expectant mother, is haunted by a ghost in a red dress, while Kevin, the soon to be father, has frightening nightmares even while he’s awake. The once happy couple is torn apart by horrific events, which all seem to be centered around the birth of their unborn child.”

Director/writer: Stanley Yung.

Cast: Eric Roberts, Andrew W. Walker, Dee Wallace, Shelby Young, Michele Hicks and Costas Mandylor.

The film’s trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgigsceWNE4

The film’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/2bedroom1bath

The film’s website: http://2b1bmovie.com/

Bedroom and Bath

Episode 96 is up for you holiday festivities…

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This week John Portanova comes back to chew the fat with Tim and Kyle. We talk about comedies and all sorts of other stuff like the time Kyle saw the skesies in real life.  Seattle’s awesome Scarecrow Video,  the poltergeist films, the weirdness that is Silent Night, Deadly Night 4, Vomit monsters, The greatness that is William Friedkin’s Cruising,  Tim sees Return to Nuke Em’ High and sparks Kyle’s jealousy.  James Bond bad guys and we talk about 3 awesome comedies. So pack a lunch because this is a behemoth of a podcast clocks in at just under 4 hours…. And remember NEVER, EVER, touch Buddy Revell.   

 

Episode 95

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Santa Bloodbaths

 

 

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This year was pretty awesome. I want to say thanks and merry christmas to all the people who guest hosted and the fine folks we had the great opportunity to interview. That includes Jon Cross, Joe Garcia, Mike Haushalter, Josh Teeter, John Portanova, Steve Benningfield, Rodrigo Quast, Daniel Boyd, El DeBarge, Axl Kay, Moe Porne, Parker Bowman, Craig Everett Earl. Thanks to Ed Quillin for drawing some awesome stuff for us and the site. Al Magliochetti, And Anthony J Valbiro, Todd Jason Falcon Cook, and Jeff Burr for doing some great interviews with us. Thanks to all the people who wrote in and thanks for listening. And last but not least Thanks to Tim Gross for talking a bunch of poop every weekend. we will keep doing this for the next year, unless Tim dies when his bookshelf full of Full Moon flicks falls on him and he dies.

Deadly Revisions

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Deadly Revisions

“Remembering Can Be Murder’

 

Director Gregory Blair’s moody horror film, Deadly Revisions, has completed production. This feature was shot in Los Angeles, with actors Bill, Oberst Jr., Dawna Lee Heising and Cindy Merrill. Deadly Revisions tells a terrifying tale of a writer trying to recover his memories, after experiencing an amnesia inducing coma. This title has already released a spooky teaser trailer. And now, several frightening stills have been released by Blair and Good Kids Productions, for this horrifying title!

 

This psychological thriller focuses on the character Grafton Torn (Oberst Jr.). Torn has lost his memory after recovering from a coma. He experiences nightmarish visions, involving murder. A hypnotherapist helps Torn remember his past life. But, Torn’s horror writing blends reality and fiction together, until nothing is real anymore.

 

The early stills for Deadly Revisions show several actors and set pieces from the film. Actor Oberst Jr. is shown forefront as Torn, blade in hand. As well, actress Merrill is shown as hypnotherapist Ally, frightened and attacked by Torn. Actor Mikhail Blokh is also shown as Deter, Torn’s best friend. Several of the darker stills show some of Torn’s strange visions, including a small doll and a masked man. All of these stills are now available for fans of indie horror. And, Deadly Revisions is expected to bloody several film festivals in 2014!

 

Official synopsis: Deadly Revisions is a psychological thriller focusing on what happens when hypnotherapy brings horror to an amnesiac writer. Are the nightmares real or are they imagined? Remembering can be murder!

 

Release Date: 2014. Director/writer: Gregory Blair.

 

Cast: Bill Oberst Jr., Mikhail Blokh , Cindy Merrill, Lise Hart, Ronny Coleman, Gregory Blair, Dawna Lee Heising and Shaun Gerardo.

 

The film’s official teaser trailer is available here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzh14ebFJD0

 

The film’s official fan page, on Facebook:

 

https://www.facebook.com/DeadlyRevisions?ref=tn_tnmn

 

Director’s Biography: Gregory Blair is an award winning director, who studied theatre at UCLA. He has already won an award for Best Director, for his work on this title. Blair continues to work as both an actor and a director, while writing screenplays for upcoming horror films, including: Heretiks (2015) and The Straying (2015).

 

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Gross Movie Reviews #308

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Gross Movie Reviews #308

 

By Tim Gross

 

Return to Class of Nuke ’Em High Volume One (Theater/Blu-ray) – Recently Uncle Lloyd decided it was time to revisit the classic series and revive it with an entry that goes the route of the latest “Star Trek” films of being: a remake, sequel, and everything in-between. You know the film is going to be epic when Stan Lee is the first face you see and a few minutes later Lemmy from Motorhead is the president of the United States and he has subtitles. Sometime has past and society has changed and it isn’t cool to make fun of toxic waste and nuclear energy. So now, Lloyd Kaufman the president of “Tromorganic Foodstuff Products” and he supplies most of Jersey and the new Tromaville High School with food. But this is only a subplot of the film as the film revolves around two girls’ name Lauren and Chrissy who are learning to get along. But when a leak of Tromorganic green liquid gets in the school lunch soon the drama department becomes “The New Cretins”! And then no one is safe as they terrify the school and its students but soon Lauren and Chrissy have odd dreams or nightmares of having giant dicks and beating up The New Cretins. The film is a lot of fun and is reminder of how good the original is, was, and always will be … but I also believe this is a film for the new generation of Troma fans which will look upon on this great flick just like the first generation of Troma fans look at: The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High. Of course Troma believes nothing is untouchable as they make fun of: House Foreclosures, Jerry Sandusky, CNN covering school shootings, illegal downloading, blogging, people with diabetes, the glee club, Obama Care! If that wasn’t enough Debbie Rochon, Cigar face, and quite a few other characters from past Troma films make an appearance so pay close attention. The movie was perfect and one of the best films of 2013. The only thing I could find to complain about is of course they shot so much fun stuff for the film they had to split it into two films. I give this newest classic from Troma 4 stars.

 

Dark Shadows (DVD) – Johnny Depp brings the character of Barnabus Collins to life in this film adaption of a 70s daytime television cult favorite. It’s 1972, and Mr. Collins has been asleep for a very long time only to wake up and find out his family business is in shambles and the witch that cursed him is still alive and trying to get rid of his descendants by any means necessary. But Barnabus is not all about sucking blood from people’s necks as he would like the curse to be lifted to live out his life. The movie is nor good or bad more of a time filler until you find something better. I give the flick 2 stars.

 

Beneath (Chiller TV/DVD) – Five teenagers have just graduated high school and want to have one last party before they go their separate ways. They decide they want to boat across the lake but only Johnny knows they shouldn’t because of the legend that lives in the lake. Persuaded by the girl he wants but can never have to help them get across things go bad when they decide to take a swim once out in the middle of the lake. That is when the film becomes more than just an ordinary lake creature film and the characters bicker about who should live and who shouldn’t so others can survive. By the end the creature feature becomes a mean spirited story of what teenagers can be like these days? It is a little different; a little bit interesting, a creature feature that rethinks the usual formula of your usual present day killer fish monster film! I give the flick 3 stars and believe more horror fans need to give this a second look.

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (DVD) – Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the eccentric investigator Sherlock Holmes as he must deal with his companion Watson getting married and not wanting to solve any mysteries any longer. But when one man who believes he is smarter than anyone in the world involves Watson and his new wife, he must help Holmes solve and save the world that cause world war. I enjoy Robert Downey Jr. as an actor and enjoyed the first film but believe this entry was more to just fulfill a contract more than adding just inspiring to the series. I give it 1 ½ stars.

 

Skyfall (DVD) – The latest in the new Bond films starring David Craig as 007 dies at the beginning of the film or thought to be dead when trying to stop a man who is stealing secret identities of agents undercover for MI6. Several months go by and no James Bond and that’s when the cyber-terrorism begins as names begin to leak out on YouTube and it’s all aimed at M for something she did in the past. Bond seeing this on a television far from his old home feels he is needed to get back in the secret agent game and help M. M knows even if Bond is in poor condition he is the best chance to save MI6 and bringing down those who are creating the cyber-terrorism attacks. The film goes full circle, excites old school Bond fans, and begins anew. If you were a fan of Sean Connery or a fan of Roger Moore like I was this Bond brings you more interested than ever about what’s the next Bond film?! If you were any type of Bond fan do yourself a favor and see this film as I give it 4 stars.

 

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (DVD) – A children’s story with a new horror twist to it. Apparently, Hansel and Gretel were orphaned so they wouldn’t be sacrificed and grew up to hate and hunt witches for a living. The film asks if you the viewer checks your brain at the door and enjoy the crazy over the top storyline with shitty computer effects. The film was a little better than a pile of shit I thought it would be but I believe this project should have been a SyFy Channel exclusive as I believe horror fans would have been more accepting and would have at least tuned in to watch it when it premiered? I give it 2 stars.

 

Zombie Nightmare (DVD) – Jon Mikl Thor stars as a man who has just been killed by some young party goers who just poured out of a high class bar. Thor’s mother is owed a favor by the local voodoo witch in town who brings his back to life to seek revenge. Did I mention we have Adam West as a detective and Tia Carrere as one of the young party goers? And yes its 1986… It’s very bad but in such a great “USA Up All Night” way where you are waiting for Rhoda Shear to cut in every ten to fifth-teen minutes. I give it 2 stars.

Hellinger

Hellinger (DVD) – A little girl named Melissa 20 years ago is eating with her father who despises her. He despises Melissa so much he taunts her with her favorite stuffed animal until Melissa wishes him to be dead. Then evil is born. Within seconds a strange dark figure appears and ends Melissa’s father in a very gruesome way. 20 years has past and Melissa is still afraid of the darkness and believes what came to murder her father that night 20 years ago still sits and waits in the darkness for her. Melissa still distraught by the darkness is seeing a doctor to help her through her past of what she calls the darkness. But let’s not forget Melissa now all grown up may be still afraid of the darkness but has time to boink the fuck out of her boyfriend before he becomes a gory mess at the hands of the strange darkness. The film plays out like an odd independent homage of “Hellraiser” that may have been misunderstood in 1997 but if made today with a little more money I could see a huge following for the strange film about a priest named Father Donaldson who had his own ideas of how his religion should be followed. Gore, boobs, and strange shit about darkness makes this shot on video flick a must see for the fans of independent cinema as a give it 2 ½ out of 4 stars.

 

Carnage Road (DVD) – “Hellinger” filmmaker Massimilano Cerchi directs, John Polonia wrote the screenplay, and the editor is Mark Polonia make this modern shot on video slasher interesting enough. The film centers around four photography students who go out to the Nevada desert to get the best pictures for their project. Little they know “Quiltface” is awaiting their arrival. Quiltface is a legend about a disfigured person who lives out in the desert killing those who get lost there. Or if you go by what I say: its Leatherface’s second cousin on his mum’s side and has the fat bootleg version of Bill Moseley to help, as he only goes into town to get shit paper. And these two enjoy collecting fresh body parts especially if they are stupid college students who don’t believe in the legend of Quiltface. I give the shot on video flick 2 ½ out of 4 stars.

 

Better Off Dead (DVD) – A very offbeat comedy from 1985 that stars John Cusack as Lane, a high school teenager who can’t catch a break as he can’t make the ski team and his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) Beth just broke up with him with the ski team president. So Lane spends a lot of the film trying to come up with funny ways to commit suicide until Monique the foreign exchange student from across the street takes notice and wants to help him out of his funk of trying to commit suicide or trying to find a way to impress Beth again. Meanwhile Lane’s best friend Charles Demar isn’t helping much as he just wants good drugs in their lame ass town. The film is a great 80s flick that sums up a lot about the decade and this film is still considered a huge fan favorite. I give the great flick 4 stars.

 

Zombie Night (SyFy Channel/DVD) – Anthony Michael Hall dips his toe into the lower budgeted zombie genre with his role as a father trying to protect his daughter and wife (Darryl Hannah) from hordes of flesh eaters. Take it or leave it kinda of film that was kinda fun to watch Anthony Michael Hall fucking up zombies to save his family. Too bad there was no Judd Nelson. I give it 2 stars.

 

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Episode 95 is up!

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episode 95

 

Since Skype was being a total butthole last week and we were not able to put out a new show we bring you this unheard show from about a year and a half ago.  It’s all about sequels, the good ones, the bad ones, the ones we want, and the ones we don’t.  Also we are joined by Jon Cross as he comes up with the best way to do an Evil Dead part 4.  So enjoy this blast from the past.  And look forward to next week’s episode as we are joined by Jon Portanova to cover The Last American Virgin, 3 O’clock High, and Dogma.  

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COMMENTARY TRACK for the classic Humanoids From The Deep!

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Because we were bored late on a Saturday night. And it was Josh’s birthday. And because this film has it all! Cool Creatures, Hot naked chicks, Amazing special effects, gore, awesome perms on dudes, puppets, And MONSTER RAPE! The crew decided that as a sort of an apology for Skype being a total butthole the week before we would give you a little something extra.  So here it is. A commentary track for Humanoids from the deep featuring Tim, Kyle, and Josh…….  Did we mention Monster Rape?

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Humanoids

Croaker has finally got its release date!!!!

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Croaker

 

 

Local film “Croaker” Announces Official Release Date

McMurray, PA – December 11, 2013 – McMurray Filmmaker, Fred Terling, announces his independent feature film, Croaker, will officially release February 1, 2014.

 

The film is currently wrapping post-production and scheduled for world-wide release on February 1, 2014. Initial distribution of the film has been secured for Amazon, iTunes, Netflix and Hulu Plus. A local premier is being planned as well as several local screenings.

 

“This film has been a labor of love. From writing and filming in my hometown, to local businesses to the amazing cast, I couldn’t have dreamed of such support. It is indescribable to be able to accomplish a life-long dream,” Fred Terling said.

 

Team Croaker ALSO understands having a finished film is only the start of the process. Through an integrated targeted marketing plan, social media, regional screenings and additional distribution opportunities, the production plan is to grow a wide grassroots audience with the goal to reach the big screen. “Simply stated, once the film is in the can,our real work begins,” added Terling.

 

Croaker isan independent film that was shot in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The story centers on the Sirko family that has fallen next in line to a 17th century curse. All information, trailers and media materials can be found at http://croakerthemovie.com/

 

Croaker cast