We bring the man, the myth, the legend… Jon Cross in for Episode 101!

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This week we have back with us fellow lover of genre movies, and lover of all things beard “The Dugeonmaster” Jon Cross of the After Movie Diner Podcast.  And he brings with him the Cynthia Rothrock flick Guardian Angel.  We also talk about the nerd love of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost films, the upcoming wave of biblical films and why the movie industry has plum run out of ideas, weird public access shows, and Kyle’s love of The Wolf of Wall Street.  So join us as we chew the fat once again……. and pack a lunch as always.  

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Official Release Date and Artwork Reveal for “RABID LOVE”

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North America prepares to catch the virus on DVD and VOD March 4th, 2014

Rabid Love

Midnight Releasing will be spreading Rabid Love on DVD and On Demand this coming March to all major and minor digital platforms, rental chains and more!  The DVD features an outtakes reel, behind-the-scenes clips, and on-set vlogs by star Hayley Derryberry.

 

 

About the Film
In Rabid Love, a stereotypical weekend camping trip gets bloody when a stranger insinuates his way into the group and people start showing up dead.  Is it a large wild animal?  A blood-thirsty psychopath?  Or maybe a mad scientist’s super rabies virus infecting the friends one by one?  Viewers will just have to find out for themselves by watching this unique slasher, stylishly made in homage to the 80’s slashers that raised a generation of horror fans.

 

Written and directed by Paul J. Porter, Rabid Love stars Jessica Sonneborn (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp), Hayley Derryberry, Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers 2), and Brandon Stacy.

Synopsis

A group of recent college grads on a final camping trip together pursue their own agendas when it comes to relationships but must put aside their differences and try to survive when one of them disappears and something in the forest starts killing the rest.

Official Trailer and More Information:

http://midnightreleasing.com/rabid-love/
http://www.rabidlovemovie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RabidLoveMovie

Gross Movie Reviews #311

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Gross Movie Reviews #311

 

By Tim Gross

 

Chronicle (DVD) – A very surprising film about three teenagers who during a party go out to investigate a crater in the woods that turns out to be a cave with something glowing. One kid is filming everything in his life recently because he believes his life sucks and this may help him through. Through this point of view is most of the movie as after the teenagers see the glowing light they appear in a backyard talking about the experience. Soon they begin to get super powers of sorts unsure what’s going on they make a pact to tell no one. But they try to harness their powers as they keep it secret but soon the teenager with the camera and stressful life goes overboard and causes chaos. The film is underrated, entertaining, and worth wasting your 90 minutes to watch it as I give it 3 stars.

 

Season of the Witch (DVD) – Yeah, it is that Nic Cage film that also stars Ron Perlman and Christopher Lee. Cage and Perlman’s characters are soldiers for the church for several years but decide they believe the church is starting unjust wars and leaves only to come upon a village riddled with the plague and find out it’s been cursed by a witch. The two are forced to travel and take the witch that is believed to be the problem to trial only to find out more. The film could have easily cut the budget in half and made a big deal having a premier on SyFy Channel and believe it would have been more accepting by movie fans. I give it 1 ½ stars.

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Midget Zombie Takeover (DVD/YouTube) – Thank god for independent filmmakers because I love the stuff that keeps being churned out that no one knows about and this another one of those great flicks you need to go buy and support. Thanks to director/writer/producer Glen Berggotz we get a zombie film from Fort Wayne, Indiana that proves there is still room in zombie genre for another great film. Amanda and friends are having a fun party weekend when Amanda’s parents go out of town to grandma’s house. Soon while having fun they are warned by the “Crazy Ralph” neighbor that they will all die by the oncoming ‘midget zombie apocalypse’! Once under siege Amanda and friends slowly make their way into the house and not forgetting their hamburgers to barricade themselves in. They tackle such hard issues as who will go out to the car, they need potato chips, get rid of the fat guy, and who will repopulate the earth?  It was cool to see that the actors and director were on the same page of the dramatic overacting of independent zombie movies and keeping it up no matter what is going on in each scene. The one thing that disappointed me and I also thought was awesome at the same time was I believe that they only had one midget zombie used and reused in every scene that involves zombies which made me torn by this as I was hoping for an army of zombie Warwick Davis’s! If you enjoyed such classics “Holy Shit… Zombies” and “Toxic Shock Zombies”, this film is a must have for your independent collection as I give it 3 out of 4 stars. You can find out more and support the film at https://www.facebook.com/MidgetZombieTakeover .

Reel Zombies

Reel Zombies (DVD) – A surprisingly fucking awesome independent zombie flick that was filmed in 2008 that has recently found distribution with Synapse Films. This film from Michael Masters and David J. Francis is just fucking brilliant and wish I heard about this flick earlier than this. The filmmakers play themselves in the film that takes place during a zombie apocalypse! Yep, the zombies have taken over but people are still trying to live their lives around as much as possible including Mr. Masters and Mr. Francis who have decided it is time to make “Zombie Night 3” but using real zombies in their scenes. So they set out on getting together their old buddies that worked behind the scenes on the first two “Zombie Night” films. Everybody not totally sold on the idea do it anyway because it just seems like it could be a great idea or just sold to them it will be great by the two filmmakers. The movie chronicles the mishaps, zombies eating the extras, the hero zombie being stolen from the set because the caretaker doesn’t want him to die, concert scene gone wrong, and the filmmakers trying to make a masterpiece. It’s a smart look into the behind the scenes of independent productions and you can tell these guys like myself have seen a lot of behind the scene stuff, worked on independent flicks, and most likely have watched way too many to count independent films over the years. The film is not only well scripted with the best cameo appearance of Lloyd Kaufmann that he has ever done, but well casted, great effects, and will be one of the best films that hit DVD in 2014! Don’t forget the laugh your ass of deleted scenes and outtakes (40 minutes of them). You can find this brilliant flick at www.synapse-films.com .

 

Inhuman Resources (DVD) – Another recent Fangoria release that tackles a serial killer in the office work place. A man is accused of being a serial killer and sent to an asylum after he is found in an elevator covered in blood and with an ax. But he isn’t your normal serial killer, he is one that is killing off corrupt company CEO’s. But six people who had something to do with the trial find themselves waking up in an office chained to a table and computers and find out the serial killer is still alive. Without trying to give too much up about this horrifically bloody horror flick the man believes he was framed and wants the six to find out who actually did it? A great blood and guts kinda film that reminds me a little of “Severance”. I give the flick 3 ½ stars. Look for the Tom Savini cameo…

 

Pacific Rim (DVD) – Wasn’t impressed by the trailers so I waited to watch the flick and pleasantly surprised by it. “Pacific Rim” is one those check your brain at the door kinda flicks that combines elements from “Godzilla films”, “Robot Jox” from Charles and Albert Band, and maybe even a small element of “Power Rangers”.  The reason I say check your brain at the door because it’s not trying to be smart or reinvent how movies should be done but just giving as much crazy ass robot action and monsters fighting for the fate of the world. Supposedly aliens aka creatures aka Kaiju has come from what’s called the ‘breech’ at the bottom of the ocean floor and attacking coastal cities throughout the world. Soon in the future all the nations come together to try to come up with a plan to destroy these creatures and prevent them from killing anyone else. Soon they build Jaegers aka giant fucking robots aka Charles Band’s Robot Jox clones to protect the world. But after several years after the war against the creatures has started the creatures seem to become smarter and the world’s leaders want to decommission what’s left of the Jagears. But a select few lead by one man believes there is a way to close the breech and it’s a race to find a way to close it before something bigger comes through and destroy all humanity! And Ron Perlman shows up! I give the fun creature vs robot flick 3 stars.

 

Any comments or questions please send to: GrossMovieReview@verizon.net, GrossMovieReview@aol.com or www.facebook.com/grossmoviereviews . Remember folks always support your local independent movie theater, independent video store, and independent filmmakers! It will keep horror alive………

You can always visit and see some past reviews at: www.grossmoviereviews.com !!!

Also you now can purchase the co-directed film project from Daniel Boyd and I called, “Jagoff Massacre” at www.jagoffmassacre.com .

Don’t forget you can also hear Kyle Poling and me talking about horror flicks on a weekly basis on the Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast at http://bloodbathsandboomsticks.blogspot.com/ .

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March 4th Release Film To Screen At Germany’s Weekend Of Horrors

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Lionsgate has dropped a new official trailer for the unsettling cult drama Children Of Sorrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo69Iq1lP3Q, an After Dark Films Original set for release March 4th on

DVD, Digital HD and VOD from 

Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

 

The film, which director Jourdan McClure describes as “a slice of bad life,” was picked up by After Dark and Lionsgate after festival wins at Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Hollywood’s Shockfest Film Festival which included two Best Feature awards, a Best Actor Award for Bill Oberst Jr. and a Best Acting award for the ensemble cast.

 

Bill Oberst Jr. says the role of cult leader Simon Leach was “personal and terrifying.” The actor lived in isolation during the shoot in order to get into the mindset of the Jim Jones-like Leach. Director McClure and writer Ryan Finnerty are quoted on the film’s IMDb page as saying that the film’s most disturbing scenes were not in the original screenplay; “We threw most of the script out the window once we got to the desert and rewrote based on the actual personalities of our actors. If it feels real, that may be why.”

 

European viewers will have their introduction to Children Of Sorrow this fall; the film will screen at Europe’s largest horror con, The Weekend Of Horrors in Germany, where Oberst will be a celebrity guest.

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On IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1942828/

On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Children-Sorrow-Bill-Oberst-Jr/dp/B00HAHJK84/

Lionsgate Publicity Materials: http://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/home-entertainment/childrenofsorrow/

ReAnimation Blade is available NOW

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ReAnimation Blade is available NOW

 

for PreSale until Feb 5th!

 

Plus get a FREE Puppet Master Mystery Bag!
Replicas will ship in April, guaranteed!

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The first print run of 250 Reanimation Blade replicas will be signed and numbered by Full Moon Features CEO and Puppet Master creator Charles Band.
(The second print run will NOT be signed or numbered.)

PLUS… Full Moon Streaming subscribers will get a FREE Puppet Master Mystery Bag with their pre-sale purchase. (Subscribers must be logged into their Full Moon Streaming accounts. You can even subscribe today!)

Brand New Puppet Master Replica. Variant on the original Blade includes glow-in-the-dark skin and interchangeable hook and syringe accessories. Replica stands approximately 17″ tall and 5″ wide.

For the first time ever, Full Moon Playthings proudly presents the 1:1 scale Movie Accurate Puppet Replicas. Each puppet is hand made, every stitch of fabric is tailored to a perfectly scaled 1:1 reproduction of the original rod puppet used in the iconic film Series PUPPET MASTER. The first 250 replicas will be signed and numbered by PUPPET MASTER creator Charles Band and come with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. Also included, a handsome display base. Here are the most painstakingly accurate reproductions of the PUPPET MASTER characters ever, fully authorized and guaranteed to be the centerpiece of your collection.

Episode 100 is up… and we didn’t do anything special…

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This week Tim and Kyle are joined by Kyle’s good friend, and former guest host Josh from down the road to cover 3 pretty great movies.  Also in this episode we answer a ton of crazy ass questions from our fans, Kyle ponders what amount of destruction could be caused by getting the elbow drop from Mark Borchart, we remember the greatness that was Pee Wee’s HBO special from the 80’s, Why having known “names” in your horror movie doesn’t mean it’s a good movie, And we celebrate our 100th episode by doing…. well, nothing special really.  But we have fun doing it anyway.  So check it out.

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“DEADLY PRESENCE” now haunting VOD and coming to DVD Feb 4th!

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Deadly Presence is manifesting in North America on VOD and DVD

Deadly

Brain Damage Films is set to release Deadly Presence on DVD February 4, 2014.  DVD bonus features will include a 30-minute behind the scenes featurette.  The film is also available On Demand now through most Cable VOD operators and Internet platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network and more.

 

About the Film

Shane Cole, director of the acclaimed indie slasher Mutilation Man, returns to the screen with this creepy tale of friendship, terror, and tragedy.  Lead actress Megan Lynn assuredly carries Deadly Presence from its curious beginnings to its haunting end.  Accompanied by its well-paced tension and spooky soundtrack, viewers looking for a good scare will not be disappointed.

 

Deadly Presence has received its share of acclaim from reviewers, with telling quotes like “Plays as well as Paranormal Activity, The Possession or any other recent big studio release” (AlienBee) and “Deadly Presence is a great ghost story, it’s well made, offering effective scares, nice visuals and it’s genuinely creepy at times.” (Independent Flicks)

 

Synopsis:
Three girlfriends looking for a night of fun decide to stay at an old haunted house.  Nothing creepy seems to come of their séance session until a few months later when one of the girls leaves a cryptic video message before committing suicide in her bathtub.  Now it’s up to Andie to find the answers before tragedy strikes again.

 

Official Trailer and More Information:
http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/supernatural-ghost/deadly-presence/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deadly-Presence/419639848075519

Official Release Date and Artwork Reveal for “BLOOD RUSH”

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‘Newlyweds of Horror’ Evan & Kerry Marlowe to infect North America on DVD and VOD March 4th, 2014

 

Brain Damage films is set to unleash Blood Rush on DVD and VOD in North America on March 4, 2014. Availability will include all major and minor Cable/Satellite VOD operators as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox Video and more. DVD bonus features will include an audio commentary track and a featurette about the film’s premiere with Q&A.

 

Blood Rush

About the Film
Blood Rush, the second feature written by Kerry Finlayson and directed by Evan Marlowe (the so-called “Newlyweds of Horror” and creators of Horror House), is a new take on the zombie/afflicted genre which brings an unique atmosphere, story, and cult-retro feel to the screen.  Viewers looking for flesh-eating fun and dark humor will get their money’s worth from the film, as well as viewers who like a little more substance and will appreciate the subtle underlying social commentary.

 

Blood Rush took home both the Kahuna Gold Award at the 2013 Honolulu Film Awards and the Best Music Soundtrack Award at the 2012 Tabloid Witch Awards.

Synopsis

When a small town is overcome with a blood lust the local witch doctor is thought to be the source. What they don’t know is that he has a different agenda. Five friends fight for their lives when there seems no escaping from the town and the virus that follows them. One by one the sickness tries to take hold of them and no-one knows who is infected and who is safe.

Official Trailer and More Information:
http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/zombie/blood-rush/

https://www.facebook.com/BloodRushTheMovie

Episode 99 is up folks!

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This week Tim and Kyle are joined once again by our own leader of race relations, and lover of beer T-Shirt Joe.  This week it’s our annual end of the year best of round-up of literature and most of all movies.  I know it’s a week behind, but you can blame that on the bronchitis. Also on this episode we go through what we’ve been watching over the last week.  And 101 uses for government cheese.  So check it out.  Kristy Swanson would want you to.

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