The film “Croaker” launch will be Monday, April 7, 2014 to the world.

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The time has come. The film launch will be Monday, April 7, 2014 to the world. Everything is finalized, approvals received, compliance achieved and time to bring the Vodnik into the light. Details for ordering will be on the Website NLT Friday, April 4. 2014. 10 months of EXHAUSTIVE and REWARDING work have come to fruition and a dream has been realized. Thank you all for making this happen, much love to each and every one of you. Those eagerly awaiting their premiums from donations, beginning Wednesday, April 2, the US Postal Service will be heading to your doors. We have our FIRST big event with a MAJOR sponsor scheduled and details will be posted today. Once again, thank you all for walking this journey with me over the past 10 months — Fred Terling (director/writer/producer)

http://www.croakerthemovie.com

 

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Being fat, drunk, and stupid was the delay for getting Episode 109 out to yinz!

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This week Tim and Kyle get Steve Benningfield A.K.A. Ben Grimm back on the show to talk about one of the most batshit Italian movies we’ve ever come across…THE VISITOR!  Kyle also decides it’s a good idea to jump out of the horror genre and watches Pale Rider.  And Steve brings along Nightmare city, because we all love it when zombies attack an episode of Solid Gold.  Also we have “can you dig it”, stories about Kyle’s grandpa, viewer mail, and Tim enters a saga of him VS. his mailman.

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EPISODE 109

THE DARK AND LOVELY HAMMER FILMS CLASSIC COUNTESS DRACULA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO MAY 6!

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THE DARK AND LOVELY HAMMER FILMS CLASSIC

COUNTESS DRACULA
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO MAY 6!

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COUNTESS DRACULA RISES!

The beautiful Ingrid Pitt (The Wicker Man, Where Eagles Dare) stars as Elisabeth Nádasdy, an aging Hungarian Countess who discovers she can reverse her aging by bathing in the blood of young women.  While in her youthful state, the Countess falls for the handsome Lt. Imre Toth (Sandor Elès), and impersonates her own daughter to win his affections. Soon, girls in the village go missing… kidnapped and murdered by the Countess and her steward, Julie (Patience Collier) to satiate her horrifying bloodlust. Can Elisabeth live a life of deception with her grotesque lust for blood to stay eternally young, or will her ghoulish secret finally be revealed? Co-starring Nigel Green (Jason and the Argonauts, Zulu).

Considered “one of the more underrated films from the latter days of the Hammer Films dynasty“ (Don Guarisco, Allmovie.com), Countess Dracula is based on the real-life Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, a woman accused of torturing and murdering more than 600 girls.

  Special Features:

• Audio commentary with actress Ingrid Pitt, director Peter Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul         and author Jonathan Sothcott
• Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt Featurette
• Vintage audio Interview with Ingrid Pitt
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery
• Reversible Cover Artwork

Disc Info:

Directed by:  Peter Sasdy
Starring:
  Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Lesley-Anne Down
Run Time:
  93 minutes
Release Date:  May 6, 2014
Language:
  English
Aspect Ratio:  Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1
Format:  Blu-ray / DVD Combo
Region:  1 / A
UPC:
  654930316092
SRP:  $29.95

Synapse Films

http://synapse-films.com/dvds/countess-dracula-bddvd-combo-pack/

We have another show up people!!!

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This week T-Shirt Joe of http://www.fastcustomshirts.com comes back again to spill the beans on what is and what is not racist… and that time he was in The Legend of Billie Jean.  Also Kyle and Tim talk Fulci zombies when they cover the gross out Italian masterpiece City of the Living Dead… Or the Gates of Hell… or Father Thomas… or whatever it’s called.  And Tim watches a Great “outbreak” genre flick called Warning Sign.  All that and Lt. Harris from Police academy, Jack Burton, and horrifying teeth injuries.  All that and we debut the new “can you dig it” segment to the show.  So check it out, cause “Fair is fair”!!!

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FROM DUSK TILL CON To Launch “The FDTC Network”, April 4th, 2014

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From Dusk till Con

 

March, 21st, 2014

FROM DUSK TILL CON To Launch “The FDTC Network”, April 4th, 2014

 

After a hiatus of over a year, FROM DUSK TILL CON is announcing its relaunch and return to the world of “cons, creeps, and culture.”

 

Originally launched in October of 2009, FROM DUSK TILL CON quickly grew into one of the largest internet communities for all things horror and convention related, in the process becoming one of the most important hubs of information the subculture has ever seen. The original site featured film and convention reviews, news, celebrity interviews, spotlights on independent films, and hard hitting opinion editorials which helped shaped the climate of the horror convention scene over the past five years.

 

In late 2012, FROM DUSK TILL CON was thought to be put on a temporary hiatus as its founders, Adolfo G. Dorta and Rick Lara, decided to focus their attention on the every growing DAYS OF THE DEAD convention – the critically acclaimed event, which they co-founded with Re-Evolution Management head, Bill Philputt, presently occurs yearly in four cities nationwide and is considered one of the best in the country. But it appears such thoughts were wrong…

 

“This relaunch has been in the works for quite some time,” states co-founder, Adolfo G. Dorta. “Many folks may have thought FDTC was over, but we’ve been playing with new technology throughout much of our down period, working towards a major revamp to once again make FDTC the definitive site for all things con, creeps, and culture. As many already know, Mike Exler and Drew Seidler (of East Coast Horror Group) have been operating FROM DUSK TILL CON Radio for almost two years, and that has secretly been at the core of what would become the FROM DUSK TILL CON Network.”

 

The relaunch will be a stark contrast from the previous incarnation of FDTC. Rather than being a strictly written article site, The FROM DUSK TILL CON Network will be a full on multimedia experience and will include internet radio, video programming, and even independent films on demand (courtesy of JABB Pictures). Set to launch on APRIL 4th, 2014, the network will debut with 8 hours of streaming content daily. Over a dozen unique weekly shows are planned for the debut, with nearly 20 of the scene’s most notable names joining together to provide content. Within two months of being unleashed on the world, The FDTC Network aims to run a full 24 hours a day, expanding to over 28 shows.

 

“The FDTC Network will once again change the game in the same way FDTC did back when it originally launched and will undoubtedly set the bar for how media coverage of our culture is viewed. We’re excited to be creating a new standard.”

 

The FROM DUSK TILL CON Network will launch Friday, April 4th, at http://www.FromDusktillCon.com

Gross Movie Reviews #315

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Gross Movie Reviews #315

 

 By Tim Gross

 

The Visitor (DVD) – The crazy hippie space out film from 1979 is also known as “Stridulum” is being released by Alamo Drafthouse Films. I believe there is no sure way to describe Hippie Jesus and an old dude help alien children and they are from a different dimension or something like that. This film makes the ‘mindfuck’ film “Fight Club” like a normal boring film. Apparently, Space Jesus aka Franco Nero tells a story about an alien prisoner who escaped years ago and pretty much impregnated any woman he could on earth so there would be evil alien children! It only gets better when a 8 year old named Katie shows up at a Lance Henriksen owned Atlanta Rebels basketball game to make a basketball explode in the final seconds and no one questions it. From there Katie’s mom doesn’t want to get married or have another child as Lance’s character presses her to do so as he is being controlled by a room full of unknown men. There is an agenda somewhere but between the old dude John Huston showing up to take Katie to another dimension and some weird sexual thing in white tents on top of a building I am not sure exactly what agenda it is serving except for those of you that will take LSD when watching the film. The film also stars Sam Peckinpah, Shelley Winters, and Glenn Ford in a movie that words cannot do justice for… Which by the way did I mention Space Jesus? Good luck my weird movie watching friends as I give the film 3 stars for just being that out there.

 

Bounty Hunters (VHS) – Michael Dudikoff is a low end bounty hunter that needs a paycheck to his bills that month and pleads to the local police he needs something. Well, he gets a guy he is supposed to pick up that gets him $10,000 but soon realizes he might want more money as a woman bounty hunter has been camping out on the guy for five days and they just got mixed up into some mob business. Unless you are a Dudikoff fan it’s not the most exciting action film as I give it 2 stars.

 

This is the End (DVD) – James Franco is having his usual Hollywood party that has all the young rich stars partying like it’s the end of the world until it is. Earthquakes begin to happen; trees are falling, people getting sucked up by blue lights from the sky, people dying… Once Seth Rogen and his best friend get back from the convenience store, Franco and others board up the house and try to decide what the next move is for them, if any. The film is hilarious but for me not as good as “The World’s End” but was still glad I got to see it. I have to give the flick 3 stars.

 

The Art of the Steal (On Demand) – If you were awaiting Kurt Russell’s comeback like I was you will not be disappointed in this crime/action flick that has Kurt Russell as an aging thief who did 5 ½ years in a Poland prison and now retired from the life of crime after his brother put him there. Russell is a motorcycle riding stuntman who pretty much does stunts for small carnivals and so on which pales in comparison what he used to do in another life. But when an opportunity arises for Russell to not only get back in the game but be remembered for one of the biggest art heists ever he has a plan you don’t see coming until it is over. The film is well directed, well casted, and kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time. Loved every second of screen time Russell had and just to top it off General Zod from “Superman 2” is a former art thief who helps authorities look into criminals like Russell’s character. The film is absolutely brilliant and cannot wait to watch it again as I believe it will be one of the best films for me in 2014 as I give it 4 stars.

 

Machete Kills (DVD) – Danny Trejo is back to reprise his role as “Machete” this time to do a job for his new country and to help out president Carlos Estevez kill a man in Mexico who has his sights or missile aimed at Washington D.C. But when the missile is control by the madman’s heart Machete just can’t kill him he must fight to get him over the border in 24 hours and get the only other person that exists to remove the contraption. Once again lots of over the top action, blood, and famous cameos but in the end I find myself enjoying the first film more than this sequel. Maybe it was missing crazy luchadors? But if Robert Rodriguez is able to pull off a third film that takes place in space that could be even more amazing than the first film! I give the sequel 3 stars and thought it was smart casting choice in making Mel Gibson the villain “Voz”. Now go and enjoy!

 

Hidden (DVD) – A fun horror film about a dude that inherits a building that just happens to hold his mother’s scientific experiments where she believed she could cure addiction all together with the help of a flying insect. But once himself and friends arrive to check out the place and decide what to do with it the man finds out his mother did these experiments hidden away for good reason as strange kids begin to fucking eat his friends one by one. The film reminds me a lot of the relatively unknown horror film “The Kindred” from 1987. The horror film is worth taking a chance on as I give it 2 ½ stars.

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Back Road (DVD) – Independent film producer and writer Jon Manthei with the help of writer/director Joseph Thompson is back at it again with his latest short film that in my belief could make a great 75 or 80 minute feature. The film follows Tommy and Tabaitha who are on their first date and have a flat tire on a long dirt road and its getting dark. Together they find help from a kind stranger driving by only to find they are next on the family’s menu but the film ends when it is just beginning as one of the couple have a surprise for the cannibal family. The film feels like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and 3” meets “From Dusk Till Dawn” as it lures you in with the feeling you have seen this film before until the surprise happens and makes you want more from the talented duo. What makes the film work really well is not only how well the surprise is set up but I thought the two actors playing Tommy and Tabaitha played the ‘awkward first date couple’ so well you actually feel really bad when they are first kidnapped. I give the short film 3 ½ out of 4 stars and hope the talented duo listens and fleshes out a feature of this short film with a little more darker and demonic overtone to it? To find out more about Jon Manthei, Joseph Thompson, and their future projects go check out www.facebook.com/campfirepictures . Oh by the way look for the Ted Nugent for President bumper sticker, it fits perfect in this short film.

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Trancers City of Lost Angels (DVD) – Finally, the lost sequel or segment for Charles Band’s “Pulsepounders” anthology that never seen the light of day has been restored and released to DVD recently. Most people call it “Trancers 1.5” as the 25 minute film picks sometime after the first film with Jack Deth and his girlfriend Helen Hunt in 1986 running Deth’s detective agency. While during an argument between the two, McNulty knocks on the door after coming down the line to warn Jack about a criminal Edlin Shock who has escaped and wants him dead after spending five years in a prison in the future. Jack Deth springs into action again to return the futuristic criminal only to realize he misses the past and wants to spend his time in the past. It’s great seeing this film as if you are a fan of the series “1.5” fits just right into the timeline and most likely was to help new fans of Full Moon in 1988/1989 to understand the Jack Deth character more as the first film was hard to find depending where you lived. Once the sequels came out, the first film eventually became easier to find especially with the introduction of DVD in the 90s. I give the film 3 stars if you are a fan of the series, 2 stars if you are new to the whole Jack Deth story as most likely since this is one of the earlier Full Moon series that hasn’t had a sequel or reboot in years?

 

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, independent film news, or me ranting 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 . There is a sequel in the works…

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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Mansion Of The Doomed premieres March 26th on http://FullMoonStreaming.com

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Full Moon #1!

Mansion Of The Doomed premieres March 26th on
http://FullMoonStreaming.com/

Co-starring a young, pre-fame Lance Henriksen, the cast and crew are remarkable & went on to great success, including special effects legend Stan Winston, Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, and director of photography Andrew Davis (director The Fugitive, Under Siege).Mansion of the Doomed tells the tale of a doctor who desperately attempts to restore his daughter’s sight by kidnapping victims, cutting out their eyes and transplanting them into his daughter’s eye sockets. Banned in the United Kingdom on its initial release, it was one of many “Video Nasties” that were considered too violent and disturbing by British censors!

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Coming this Friday, Our next Wizard Studios release: MEATEATERS

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(Dir: Mark Polonia,
premiers on March 21st, 2014)

An excavation blast unleashes prehistoric terror on a small community in this pulse pounding Sci-Fi action film! A group of small time bank robbers and a thieving gun-moll end up unlikely partners during a botched heist.  They’re after the money, the mob is after them, and the hungry dinosaur has everyone on its menu! Vegetarians beware and prepare to become extinct!  There’s a new criminal in town and it’s hungry for flesh and blood!

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White Pig “They are infesting our schools, shops, churches and government…”

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Copenhagen, Denmark – Writer and Director David Noel Bourke, production company Angel Films and LEP Studios have started shooting the Nordic noir crime thriller White Pig. Loosely based on the Anders Breivik Massacre, the story for White Pig involves a series of grisly murders and one officer’s pursuit of justice. White Pig stars Marie Louise Wille, Gerard Carey Bidstrup, Julie R. Ølgaard and Jannik Jensen. Now, the first trailer for this exciting thriller has been released!

 

The story of White Pig is shown through two pairs of eyes. Initially, the story begins with Jens (Bidstrup), seemingly a very pleasant, normal guy but hiding a sordid past. He turns to murder when his fear and paranoia of foreigners become stifling. Then, the story shifts to Mia (Wille), who is a police officer tasked with finding a mysterious killer’s identity. Mia finds herself at risk and in dangerous territory as she gets closer and closer to the truth. Fear and justice will meet in the back alleys of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Director David Noel Bourke is no stranger to thrillers. Recently, he released the dramatic thriller No Right Turn in 2009. But now, Bourke is turning to more controversial material in his latest film, White Pig. Bourke looks at what creates a mass killing, a killer’s motivations and at the victims, who are left behind. Film fans can see that killer’s grisly work in the thrilling first trailer for White Pig, hosted below!
The trailer for White Pig is here:  http://youtu.be/tQzv5JZWxjk
As well, the trailer is available in a downloadable version here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6u3ph7e4kvpcw6/WHITE%20PIG%20FILM%20TEASER%20%231.mp4
Official synopsis: “White Pig is a story that covers a series of grisly murders that shake up a whole country. Told through the eyes of both the killer, Jens, and the police officer, Mia, this story unravels mysteriously, until Mia faces a monster masked as a very normal person. They both end up dangerously crossing each other, which ultimately determines how they alter each other’s fate, forever” (Angel Films/LEP Studios).
Keep up to date on the feature film: https://www.facebook.com/pages/WHITE-PIG-feature-film-help-us-make-a-classic-Nordic-Noir/471539052930298

 

White Pig on IMDB official: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3318544/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

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Midnight Syndicate Live! News

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 14, 2014 – Halloween music legends Midnight Syndicate will be teaming up with the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point, to bring audiences Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows this fall. The horror-themed multimedia concerts blending live music, theatre, and film will run Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 12 through November 1 at Cedar Point’s 18th annual HalloWeekends event.

This marks the first live performances for Midnight Syndicate, whose music has been a staple of the haunted house and Halloween-themed retail and entertainment industries worldwide for over sixteen years. “HalloWeekends is the perfect place to launch the first Midnight Syndicate Live! experience,” said Midnight Syndicate’s Edward Douglas. “The venue is awesome and will allow us to fully realize the exciting, one-of-a-kind show we envision. We’re also really psyched to be working with a legendary amusement park that Gavin (Goszka) and I both grew up in.” Charles Bradshaw, Corporate V.P. of Entertainment for Cedar Fair, added, “Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze.”

Among those attached to the project include: special effects legend Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB EFX) and his Creature Corps, David “House” Greathouse (Faceoff, Mushroomhead), Beki Ingram (Faceoff), director Gary Jones (Boogeyman, Axe Giant), 529 Films, EFX-TEK, and Screamline Studios.

Midnight Syndicate official website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com
Cedar Point’s official website: www.CedarPoint.com
ONLINE VERSION AVAILABLE AT: www.MidnightSyndicate.com/LegacyofShadows.htm

Midnight Syndicate
As Midnight Syndicate, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been delighting fans of Halloween, horror cinema, roleplaying games, and gothic music for almost two decades. As the first recording act to produce atmosphere for professional haunts and amusement parks, their signature blend of dark orchestral music and sound effects have remained a staple of that industry in addition to weaving their way into the musical tapestry of the Halloween season. Every October, their music can be heard setting atmosphere on television and radio shows, restaurants, stores, haunted attractions, and homes worldwide.

Cedar Point
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the largest amusement park in the world. With an unmatched collection of 72 world-class rides, including 17 thrilling roller coasters, three huge kids’ areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, a mile-long sandy beach and more, it’s easy to see why Cedar Point has consistently been named the “Best Amusement Park in the World.” In 2014, Cedar Point will focus on family fun with the addition of two new rides – Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles, along with several new restaurants, new live shows, and more.