THEATRE OF THE DERANGED II was recently acquired by TROMA for distribution.


THEATRE OF THE DERANGED II  was recently acquired by TROMA for distribution. The film will be released on BLUE – RAY and VOD on October 13, 2015. As of yet, no DVD release is planned.
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The is the second installment from Executive Producers James Cullen Bressack (Pernicious, Hate Crime) and Jarret Cohen at Psykik Junky Pictures not only feature’s Bressack’s film “UNMIMELY DEMISE”, and Dustin Mills (Puppet Monster Massacre, Zombie A-hole) Segment entitled “PLATE FACE” but also Shane Ryan (Amateur Porn Star Killer) segment entitled “TAG” Shawn Burkett (The Sleeping Soul) with his segment entitled “PANTY RAID” and Lastly Christopher Leto (The House Wife Slasher) with his segment called “MY AUNT IS COMING TO TOWN”   The entire anthology is hosted by Eric Hollerbach as his character Damien Shadows PI.

Check out the trailer to keep you excited for the release:

Here is an official Synopsis: “Damien Shadows introduces you to 5 blood curdling horror films, all of which are actually enchanted and or cursed. Damien shows you how to ward off the spirits after each terrifying tale in this anthology. From demented sisters, to panty raids gone wrong, to killer mimes and bad periods, this film will take you on one wild ride!”

Here is the link to the IMDB:

Here is a link to preorder the film:


Our R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy Piper episode


On this episode we welcome back Steve Benningfield A.K.A. Ben Grimm back to the show to celebrate 3 films of the late great Rowdy Roddy Piper. It’s a celebration of the Rowdy on over here as we check out the all-time classic John Carpenter’s They Live, Then Piper teams up with The Tonga Kid to do some Rock N’ Roll wrestling with the Faceman in BODYSLAM.  Then in a post-apocalyptic world Piper has the best sperm on the planet in HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN.  Also we discuss a variety of topics.  The best being Bigfoot going on a rape rampage on a pot farmer in Washington.   R.I.P. PIPER….

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Episode 171 is up for listening pleasure


This week GARY HILL come back to the show (for a little while before falling into internet oblivion) to discuss PUPPET MASTER 4 and 5 and the great Italian gore masterpieces DEMONS 1 and 2. Also we talk about a murder that may or may not be happening on the show, the genre of Ringosploitation, Kyle gets addicted to the best videogame that has ever been made in Bloodborne, serial killers and their antics, we watch the Ash Vs. Evil Dead trailer, new Blu ray announcements, And we go through a list of films that Kyle has never seen.

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Gross Movie Reviews #356


Gross Movie Reviews #356


By Tim Gross


The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die (DVD/Vimeo) – The lower budget film stars William Forsythe as the caretaker of a haunted mansion (The Wilkensen Mansion) that has over a hundred years of hauntings. He has opened it up for some paranormal experts who have a TV show and are always on the prowl to investigate the next haunted place. Yes, it is influenced by “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures” shows but what makes this flick a little different and interesting is the group of experts is not exactly sure they believe in ghosts. But their perspective changes quickly when the group begins to find actual proof of spirits. But the spirits are not happy they are there and begin to terrorize the group. Soon one or more members go missing, get possessed, and even get the shit beat out of them. Usually I am all about taking a huge steamy poo on these flicks because most are useless. But director Hank Blumenthal makes great use of William Forsythe and thrives with the story at hand where most fail! For that I give this flick 3 out of 4 stars. You find out more about the film at: and watch it on Amazon Prime.


Bigfoot the Movie (DVD) – This low budget flick is from filmmaker Jared Show who casts his Sasquatch film with Pittsburgh celebrities and “Pittsburgh Dad” himself Kurt Wootton. Kurt sets aside the character he is famous for to play one of the three main characters Chuck. The story centers around two of Ellwood City’s finest idiots Chuck and Dale who think they seen Bigfoot kill their friend. Eventually they involve the third main character Burl, an exterminator; to help them kill Sasquatch as no one in the small town believes them. While Bigfoot keeps decapitating the locals the only ones that seem to believe its Sasquatch is Chuck, Dale, and Burl as word has gotten out it is a bear or so it seems. Someone doesn’t want the truth to get out but the ‘three stooges’ want the creature dead. The film has quite a few laughs in it, has a great Burt Reynolds-style bar fight, and an amazing creature suit that makes the film well worth the watch no matter what your opinion is. The one thing that holds the film back is the ATV montage and the falling in love angle between Dale and the cute bartender about an hour in which stalls the laughs and the film in its tracks. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a funny independent creature flick and one of the best Sasquatch costumes I have ever seen. I give the film 2 ½ out of 4 stars and can be found at or you can also check out .


Terminator: Genisys (Theater) – Oh the brilliant and horrible mess this film is… I love it in all its horrible mess of glory. Pretty much this time around when you watch the film you are asked to forget everything you know from past films… literally. As if you try to piece it all together it will make your head hurt. But this time around when Reese goes back to 1984 he is the one being saved by Sarah Connor and her bodyguard Arnold the Terminator who was sent back several years before that. It took a few movies but apparently Skynet got smarter (hahaha) and sent a Terminator back in time to kill Sarah Connor when she was like 8 years old… Huh? Exactly, so fuck it! You wanna see old ass Arnold fuck a lot of shit up and still be a bad ass Terminator? Bingo! You got it but remember don’t do hard drugs or drink too much while watching or you might think its 2017 and Skynet renamed itself. I give the mess 2 ½ stars.


Monkey Boy (VHS) – This British killer monkey movie had so much potential as it begins with a monkey experiment gone wrong that kills several people at The Jenner Clinic. But then it does its best to bore you to death or put you to asleep immediately as ‘Monkey Boy’ kills some kids’ parents in the countryside to play Crazy Eights with them. Go figure… I give it ½ a star.


Nomads (VHS/DVD-R) – Pierce Brosnan is anthropologist that has finally come back home from traveling all over the world but apparently some weird tribe spirits have followed him home. And now they embody some street punks that happen to be Adam Ant and Mary Woronov who haunt Pierce for most of the movie if you are able to follow this weirdo flick. The evil spirits are called Nomads in this non-exciting horror flick. I give the film 1 star.


The Believers (DVD) – This 1987 voodoo film has Martin Sheen and his kid watching his wife get electrocuted in the first five minutes of the film. It forces Martin Sheen to move across the United States to take up his practice as a doctor for cops who recently had to kill someone on duty. While Martin isn’t banging the holly hell out of his landlady his kid has been marked for sacrifice by some weird dude that was brought into the US to kill first borns so their fathers get rich, powerful, and live longer. The material the film is based on is a lot more interesting than the film itself but the film does have its moments. I give the flick 2 stars.


Blood on the Reel: The Guts behind Indie Horror (Google/DVD) – This latest project from Johnny Daggers is a documentary of sorts that shares interviews, stories, and trailers of many independent filmmakers. Mr. Daggers interviews too many to count filmmakers and film critics to tell their stories about how they got started, what influenced them, and their passion for the business. It takes you inside and also supports what a lot of these men and women do not think as a hobby as much of a dream come true and will do anything to keep making it a reality. Filmmakers such as Massimilano Cerchi, Glen Coburn, Mike O’Mahony, Craig Everett Earl give you the viewer, independent film enthusiast an inside look like never before. Of course Mr. Daggers makes himself the center of attention because it’s his project but he does a superb job of getting information out of these filmmakers that may have never been heard by a mainstream viewer. The film is an eye-opening experience even for an independent movie viewing vet like myself and gets me excited to see such a project feature so many great filmmakers the world has yet to know. I give Mr. Daggers’ well-made and well-cared for project 3 ½ out of 4 stars. You can find out more about the film at: and


Any comments or questions please send to:, or . 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: !!!

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:

Plus you can always go to the greatest T-shirt place online or if you are in Texas visit the store of “Fast Custom Shirts” where T-shirt Joe is the only place you should purchase your horror T-shirts: Go to for details.

And do not forget to order your copy of Gross Movie Reviews: The Wrath of Gross at: or pick up a copy at Cinema Wasteland October 2-4, 2015 as Out of Print Dan and myself will have a table there! Go to for more details on the convention.

The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die “They’re Everywhere!”


The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die haunts 40,000,000 homes and is now on Amazon, Vimeo, BigStar, and IndieFlix with a DVD coming out to Walmart and other stores. , iTunes, Hulu, VUDU, Playstation, Xbox and more providers coming soon.


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The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die, starring William Forsythe, is a steampunk inspired comedic horror film that follows the team of a foundering reality ghost hunting TV show on its last investigation. The film produced by Michael Mailer Films, and directed by Hank Blumenthal was released to over forty million homes on Comcast, Cox, Mediacom, Suddenlink, AT&T, and Verizon via their video-on-demand services. It is also on subscription and rental services Amazon, Vimeo, IndieFlix, and Bigstar with rollouts on DVD, iTunes, Hulu, VUDU, Playstation, Xbox and more providers coming soon.

The movie is a tongue-in-cheek look at a paranormal ghost hunting based on The Ghost Club, which was founded in 1862 in London and is now a live TV show. It is a loving, if satirical look at the ghost hunting genre with William Forsythe as a fantastic, hilarious caretaker. For laughs and fun thrills in a sexy, ghost package please check it out.


The core team behind this project:

William Forsythe stars in The Ghost Club as the caretaker who acts as ringmaster to a darkly comic take on ghost hunting. He has appeared in over 80 feature films including The Rock, Gotti, and Raising Arizona. He had starring roles in the TV series Mob Doctor in 2013 and as Al Capone in the Untouchables. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Independent Spirit award for his performance in The Waterdance (1992). William was tapped to portray Philadelphia gangster Manny Horvitz in a recurring role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire from 2011 – 2013.

Michael Mailer produced The Ghost Club film. Mailer has produced over 20 features. His films include the critically acclaimed Two Girls and a Guy, starring Robert Downey, Jr, Heather Graham, and Natasha Gregson Wagner; Black and White, starring Ben Stiller, Elijah Wood, and Mike Tyson; and Empire, starring John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, and Peter Sarsgaard. Mailer’s latest films are: The James Toback feature, Seduced and Abandoned, starring Alec Baldwin, which screened out of competition at the 2013 Festival de Cannes and is being distributed in North America by HBO; A Little Game, directed by Evan Oppenheimer and starring Olympia Dukakis, F. Murray Abraham, and Janeane Garofalo; Student Bodies, directed by Andrew Drazek and starring Tom Arnold, Simon Rex, and Chris Lemmon; Friends and Romans, directed by Chris Kublan and starring Michael Rispoli, Annabella Sciorra, Paul Ben Victor, and Tony Sirico.

Hank Blumenthal directed and co-produced The Ghost Club film. He has produced over 14 feature films, including In the Soup, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also served as Head of Production at Arrow Films and Director of Post Production at IFC Films. In digital media, Hank was previously Program Manager of Emerging Media at Possible Worldwide where he created various iTV projects, future vision prototypes for converged media, and experimented with interactive narratives and gaming – some clients included Microsoft, Cablevision, Viacom, and Panasonic. He also won a Webby Award for Best Music Site for


Jason Nunes wrote and stars in The Ghost Club film. In addition to writing feature films, he has written web series (for clients including Viacom), plays, and short stories. He is also a web strategist, creating the first interactive online soap opera and has over 20 years of experience designing web applications, mobile applications, and games for top companies including CNN, Vogue magazine, Coca-Cola, and Nokia.


Gross Movie Reviews #355


Gross Movie Reviews #355


By Tim Gross


Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (SyFy Channel/DVD) – Once again there is Sharknados! And they are falling on the whole East Coast and Finn must save many people again. But hey his girl Tara Reid is pregnant and about to burst but first thing is first we must have too many cameos to list and Finn must kill some CGI sharks! This is what the film boils down too: The Hoff and Finn in a space shuttle vs a Sharknado wall. Fun movie but I had a problem with this entry and it’s not so much the movie is bad but getting stale and the social media experiment is over. Oh, let’s not forget most of the sharks films that were on SyFy Channel the same week seem to try incorporate the same stale elements of the original “Sharknado” flick. I call this “overindulging” and believe there will be a price to pay when the fourth flick is released next year? Don’t get me wrong love the idea but I just think it has run its course now as I give it 2 stars even if “The Hoff” is Finn’s dad.


Outhouse (VHS) – Thanks to Rick Fusselman for getting this short film to me as it’s brilliant. One problem it was an investment film made for fun to help promote an engineering and computer design website. “Say again please?” After going through its websites on the box and google search I came across their website that looks like it hasn’t been touched in five years just like the movie. Summary: Imagine “The Deadly Spawn” are in the only outhouse in the woods, fucking amazing. But hey I want to see what else they made and nothing. Love the short film but this pisses me off that they refuse to revisit this greatness. I give it 4 out of 4 stars. And if you are bored start your search on google with


Sharktopus vs Whalewolf (SyFy Channel/DVD) – Casper Van Dien, movie made in Dominican Republic, and it’s a Roger Corman presents film, you knew I was watching. Unless you are drunk I do not believe your sober brain could handle how this movie exists. So get drunk and watch the chaos that I laughed the whole way through for the mere reason people think Casper Van Dien still has an acting career or could act? I give it 2 stars.


3-Headed Shark Attack (SyFy Channel/DVD) – It stars Danny Trejo and Rob Van Dam (in socks and sandals) for no apparent reason but those two were the only highlights of possibly the most boring film I ever had the displeasure of watching and I enjoy bad films. But this was a disappointment on all fronts except Rob Van Dam… Dude you are an awesome wrestler but you fucked up with the wardrobe as I give the flick 0 stars.


Lavalantula (SyFy Channel/DVD) – Oh the words could not describe how excited I was for this film existing. There were rumors of a “Police Academy” reunion… but nothing surfaced but then it happened late 2014 I heard there was a SyFy Channel movie that was going to involve as many “Police Academy” members as possible. Cinematic gold my friends! Now I am sure there was too many obstacles to call it a “Police Academy” reunion but just to have them in a movie where Guttenberg and others fight lava-spitting spiders, BRILLIANT! The film stars: Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey, Patrick Renna, Nia Peeples, and the man, the myth, the legend, “Jagoff Massacre’s” own MICHAEL VARRATI. Guttenberg plays a washed up actor who has just walked off set driving home to be with his son. But then a volcanic eruption happens and causing devastation around Hollywood area and lava-spitting spiders come rolling out of the Santa Monica Mountains! Pure greatness happens as Guttenberg fights his way home and his wife Nia Peeples helps him get back to the city to rescue his son. Outside of “Sharknado” this one of the best SyFy Channel flicks in years. If anything I could see the cast being rounded up for another SyFy Channel flick… “Sharknado 4” anyone? I give it 3 stars and do yourself a favor and watched the greatness!


Fear Clinic (DVD) – Robert Englund plays Dr. Andover in a story about a doctor that has discovered a way to conquer fear. Not exactly a favorite among doctors with discoveries he keeps to himself and keeps a small clinic open to help people. Some time passes and a few of his patients including Fiona Dourif come back to visit because the visions, fears, dreams are coming back and need help. But Dr. Andover is unsure of himself after losing a patient he thought he made a breakthrough with. The movie caught me off guard as I was guessing it would be a huge shitfest of a horror flick. It wasn’t, as the horror film is kinda creepy and taps into the mind that this stuff could be ongoing today. Worth digging this newer gem up as I give it 3 stars.


Rush Week (VHS/DVD-R) – Its 1988, its Rush Week, so of course there is an unknown slasher out on campus killing all the coeds. Oh let’s not forget the lovely Kathleen Kinmont shows up long enough to get topless and die. But the movie wants you to believe there is several people that could be the killer but like most cool 80s slasher films you figured it out quickly. Especially when everyone in most of the movie talks about what happen a year ago but doesn’t talk about what happens a year ago. All in all it has the boobs, it has the blood, and it’s like a lesser known mixture of “Killer Party” meets “Pledge Night”. This was one of those films that fell through the cracks but I eventually found it and glad I did as I give it 2 ½ stars.


Body Slam (VHS/You Tube/DVD-R) – The mid-80s classic that captures what Rock-n-Wrestling was all about stars Dirk Benedict of “A-Team” fame is a personal manager Harry M. Smilak. But Harry is having tough times until he runs into Quick Ricky Roberts (Roddy Piper) who he thinks is a musical act but is then introduced to professional wrestling. Roberts and his tag team partner The Tonga Kid want to be The Cannibals for the titles but the Captain will not give them the time of day since they refused to sign with them. Funny shit ensues as Smilak also manages a band named “Kick” and has them play a benefit that goes horribly wrong. Once seeing the tag team he manages gets hurt Smilak wants out of the business until he has an idea to combine music and wrestling. The cast includes besides the great Roddy Piper and Dirk Benedict: Tanya Roberts, Captain Lou Albano, Charles Nelson Reilly, John Astin, Sam Fatu, Afa and Sika – The Samoans ( I love those guys back in the 80s), Kellie Martin, Classy Freddie Blassie, Ric Flair, and Bruno Sammartino. Great cast, cheesy story, a match made for film as I give it 4 stars.


The Suckling (VHS/DVD-R) – The movie was known to most as “Sewage Baby” but independent it used both titles when released. This 1989 release is based on the supposedly rantings of a young woman in 1973 that was sent to an asylum quickly after. Think a little “Street Trash” maybe a little “Slime City” fits right in with those cool flicks as a guy takes his girlfriend to a brothel that just happens to be an abortion clinic too. The girlfriend gets drugged and has an unwilling abortion and the fetus is flushed down the toilet. You know wholesome family entertainment. But anyway the fetus has toxic waste leak on it in the sewer and it quickly mutates into this monstrosity that takes over the brothel! It quickly massacres all who are in the brothel except its mother so it can shrink and go back in her vagina. I get so excited just knowing these types of crazy horror flicks exist and the reason why we need more Blu-ray! I give it 3 stars.


Assassination Games (DVD) – Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins are two assassins after the same target. One is doing it for revenge and the other for money until they get screwed over and begin fighting every criminal in Romania. With the newer “Universal Soldier” films it has seem to breathe new life in Van Damme’s career and give another a career in Scott Adkins. The film is just another bad ass action film in the recent Van Damme library. I give the film 3 stars.


Conan the Barbarian (DVD/remake) – So I finally made myself watch this lackluster remake. Not that it is a bad film but it’s not good either as it tackles the retelling of the 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger. For me at least the film comes off as a SyFy Channel fantasy film than a big block buster it was supposed to be. This time around Crom isn’t mentioned much and Conan fights a more of a sorcerer than a snake priest in James Earl Jones. I go back to why wasn’t Arnold involved and also this just exists kind of like the “Evil Dead” remake. It’s not good or bad but just exists and not very memorable. The movie seem more of a waste now more than ever as there has been a new Arnold “Conan” film announced so we will see what happens as I give this flick 1 ½ stars.


Rock N’ Roll Frankenstein (DVD) – Music agent Uncle Bernie and his nephew Frankie the scientist have an idea. The idea is to put together the next big rock star and Uncle Bernie would own everything. So Bernie sends out an old roadie and his buddies to dig up body parts from all the best rock stars. The only thing missing is the dick! The roadies fuck up and destroy Jim Morrison’s dick by accident and grab Liberace’s cock… cue all the politically incorrect gay jokes. Once the body parts are put together and “the King” is revived he isn’t all about singing the hits. But is coached along and starts to sing about his troubles: unnatural urges. The bigger the singer gets the more torn he is about his sexuality as his cock just wants dirty man butt as the dick eventually develops a voice. Meanwhile Uncle Bernie and Frankie constantly argue what is best for “the King”. An insanely fun politically incorrect horror flick that was able to combine elements of “Re-Animator, Hard Rock Zombies, and Rocky Horror Picture Show”. It is a gorefest to be sure and the band name and song “Unnatural Urges” are the two perfect words to explain Camp Motion Pictures latest DVD release but in a good way. The DVD has the usual extras of a commentary, behind the scenes, trailers but I believe horror fans will be happy knowing this hidden insanity of a horror gem has been restored to its original ratio. So gorehounds rejoice and start ordering as I give the film 3 ½ out of 4 stars. It can be found at: .


Any comments or questions please send to:, or . 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: !!!

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:

Plus you can always go to the greatest T-shirt place online or if you are in Texas visit the store of “Fast Custom Shirts” where T-shirt Joe is the only place you should purchase your horror T-shirts: Go to for details.

And do not forget to order your copy of Gross Movie Reviews: The Wrath of Gross at: or pick up a copy at Cinema Wasteland October 2-4, 2015 as Out of Print Dan and myself will have a table there! Go to for more details on the convention.

I bring back the Full Moon on our latest episode of Bloodbaths and Boomsticks


This week we return through a haze of grill smoke and overtime to discuss Charles Bands 2nd entry into his flagship series in PUPPET MASTER 2.  And the most obscure, rare, and hard to find movie we have ever covered on the show in KILLER DEAD a.k.a. NON VEGETARIAN ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE.  A movie that we can only explain as maybe a Spookies 2… Maybe a proto Spookies… but we don’t care it have a ton of people from Spookies in it.  Also we get into a new segment on the show entitled “movies Kyle has never seen”,  Hamburger talk, Kyle sees Terminator Genesis and so regrets it,  Kickstarter shenanigans,  Kyle fixes the tax problem, viewer questions, and a ton more crap.


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Episode 169… Horror Realm and beyond!


This week Jon Cross boarded a mega bus, Joe Garcia boarded a plane, Kyle got into his car, Tim put us up in Pittsburgh, and his wife tried to kill us with food.  This is the Horror Realm show.  What we did, what we drank, where we went, who we saw, and who had the shortest shorts.  All will be revealed about this glorious trip to an even more glorious convention and the awesome team-up that shut Pittsburgh down.  And only one hawk had to die in the process.

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Floods, Horror Realm, us just being lazy… Guess what? Bloodbaths and Boomsticks is back!


We’re back!  After a town flood, a broken modem, and a drunken weekend spent in Pittsburgh we return to drop a beast of a show…  And we brought our good podcast buddy Danno Klonowski with us to talk about the dinosaur royal rumble that was JURASSIC WORLD, Tim pick a movie that eyebrow enthusiasts shout take note of in THE REDWOOD MASSACRE, and Kyle picks a movie that may or may not be the best thing we have all seen this year (excluding Fury Road that is). So hunker down and enjoy this really great show.  And we got a ton of new stuff on the way too.