Sunday, 30 April 2017

VINEGAR SYNDROME MAY 2017 RELEASE PACKAGE





Vinegar Syndrome are back with another month of sleaze, exploitation and horror. May's release package is below.

You can pre-order them right now and there is some savings to have to:

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MAY's releases are:

UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT EXORCISES DEMONS IN 'AMERICAN EXORCISM'


Just your average, All-American, small town girl… possessed.

Uncork’d Entertainment yields the cross and garlic this Spring, with the release of AMERICAN EXORCISM, premiering On Demand 2nd May 2017.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Film Review: CRIMSON (a.k.a. The Man With The Severed Head) (1976)


CRIMSON (a.k.a. The Man With The Severed Head) ** Spain / France 1976 Dir: Juan Fortuny.  94 mins


There’s plenty of flares, garish polo necks, porn star moustaches and blokes that keep their trousers on during sex (plus a J & B cameo) in this talky Euro variation on a couple of lesser Karloff pictures of the 30’s and 40’s. A hybrid of crime movie and mad scientist yarn, it’s far too pedestrian to live up to its potential. Although nominally a Paul Naschy vehicle, the great man is off camera for most of the first 50 minutes: his character is shot in the head during a post-jewellery heist getaway effort.

Book Review: GHOST ISLAND # 1 THE INVITATION


Josh Evans is a psychic with a troubled past. He may have powers that others can not explain, the newspapers have dragged his name through the mud so of course no one wants to hire him. His luck is about to change though as a wealthy entrepreneur has invited him to a remote island with others to see his collection. It is a collection that will soon see itself as an attraction....the first ever ghost theme park.

Film Review: THE RESIDENT (a.k.a. The Sublet) (2015)


THE RESIDENT (a.k.a. The Sublet) *** Canada 2015 Dir: John Ainslie 78 mins

From the producers of BITE (2015) comes an interesting psychological horror that will leave you disturbed. Newly engaged couple Joanna (Tianna Nori) and Geoff (Mark Matechuk) move in to a sublet apartment with their new born baby. At first everything seems normal but its not long till things start taking a turn for the worse.

BILL OBERST JR. TAKES ON BIGFOOT IN 'HUNTING GROUNDS'


Uncork’d Entertainment opens the HUNTING GROUNDS this May.

Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

IT'S A HEADACHE FROM HELL! ARROW VIDEO TO RELEASE 'BRAIN DAMAGE'


BRAIN DAMAGE is one of Frank Henenlotter’s zaniest, most bad taste films - and that’s saying something! Sitting between BASKET CASE and FRANKENHOOKER in Henenlotter’s ouvre, BRAIN DAMAGE really is the ultimate head trip, with talking, brain-hungry parasites, mind-bending special effects and more bad taste gags than you can shake a stick at. Now Arrow Video will release it on Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Dual Format in the U.K. on 8th May 2017 (U.S.A. and Canada 9th May 2017) so you can finally see it in its gory glory.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

SRS CINEMA UNLEASH 'GUN CALIBER' ON THE WORLD


SRS Cinema is excited to bring the fans its first ever Japanese produced release in the hilarious Tokusatsu flick GUN CALIBER.

The action packed feature was inspired by TV series like “The Power Rangers” and the “Godzilla” movies, yet given a totally tasteless and politically incorrect twist in a super hero lead who’s more interested in getting laid then he is in being a hero.  The movie is also the latest title SRS is taking out to film festivals and theaters in advance of a wide release (Following “She Kills” and “Lights Camera Blood!”).  In fact, GUN CALIBER has already made it as a finalist in the FROSTBITE International Film Festival in Colorado, and with another dozen or so submissions ahead.

WHAT HAS 'WITCHFINDER' BEEN WATCHING THROUGHOUT APRIL 2017


Witchfinder reveals what he has been watching throughout APRIL 2017 plus news on a giveaway


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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Film Review: PANTEON WOODS (2015)


PANTEON WOODS ** U.S.A. 2015 Dir: Michael Ramova 70 mins

Deep in the Panteon Woods lives a beast known to the locals as Chanoc, a legendary werewolf type creature never caught on film before. Riley Rey (Heather Jane Farr) a star of Youtube with her own channel featuring paranormal and other videos about the unknown, will try to seek out the Chanoc and hopefully grow her viewership on her channel. With the help of her cinematographer sister Rebecca Rey (Nixon Vicci) and tracker/hunter Greg Blackrot (Richard Wotkun) who will do anything for money, the hunt is on.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Film Review: ELSA FRAULEIN SS (a.k.a. Fraulein Kitty) (1977)


ELSA FRAULEIN SS (a.k.a. Fraulein Kitty (On-screen title). ** France 1977 Dir: “Mike Staar” (Patrice Rhomm) 80 mins

Evidently inspired by Tinto Brass’ SALON KITTY, this is an unusually well behaved French contribution to the 60’s / 70’s Naziploitation cycle. It’s set in 1943, with mistrust and rebellion growing against Hitler’s regime and former “penny whore” Elsa (Malisa Longo) hired to marshal a train-based brothel full of luxury tarts specifically chosen for the Third Reich elite. Elsa cheerfully seduces and straddles fresh-faced young soldiers before putting them to death as “subversives” while the older actors pleasingly keep their clothes (and boots) on for sex scenes with very comely young ladies.

INDIE HORROR THRILLER 'THE WATCHER' TRESPASSES ONTO DVD


Monarch Home Entertainment is set to release Ryan Rothmaier’s THE WATCHER. This indie horror thriller will debut on DVD, this month.

Starring Erin Cahill, Edi Gathegi and Denise Crosby, THE WATCHER is a mysterious film, in which a young couple is terrorized in their new house, by a strange entity. The film was developed by MarVista Entertainment.

DIRECTOR J. HORTON'S 5 SINS CORRUPTS BURBANK


J. Horton (Monsters in the Woods) latest film 5 SINS is revving up to start shooting in May. A co-production between Gas Money Pictures and ANC Entertainment. J. Horton is set to direct, with casting to be announced in the coming weeks. As well, Robert M. Bravo will create the special effects on the film, including creature effects. 5 SINS will host several demons as the central character Morgan has her soul stolen, one piece at a time.

Film Review: A DIRECTOR’S CUT: MONSTERS IN THE WOODS (2012)


A DIRECTOR’S CUT: MONSTERS IN THE WOODS ** USA 2012 Dir: Jason Horton. 80 mins

An amusingly bogstandard tent-based scene of coitus-interruptus – with a  fake-boobed, squeaky bimbo chased through the woods – turns out to be cheesy slasher movie footage overseen by a tiny crew in the Great Bear Mountains. Director Glenn Plummer has been pressured by his producers to shoot some T & A & gore for his otherwise sedate indie drama, but didn’t bank on a bunch of spider-like “Hell-hounds” invading the shoot and threatening the apocalypse.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Film Review: GERMAN ANGST (2015)


GERMAN ANGST **** Dir: Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall. Germany 2015 112 mins

Here’s a welcome European addition to the influx of (largely American) horror anthology movies. Jorg Buttgereit, whose output has been sporadic since the notoriety of the NEKROMANTIK films and SCHRAMM, opens proceedings with “Final Girl”. If the title alludes to the resilient female survivor of slasher cinema, the story itself follows a disturbed teenage girl’s extreme actions following years of abuse at home – filtered through her childlike love of her guinea pigs.
Franchise Corner Entry: CRITTERS


CRITTERS *** USA 1986 Dir: Stephen Herek. 82 mins

As their Freddy Krueger stock soared, New Line Cinema initiated a lighter, PG-13-rated franchise with this archetypal 80’s post-GREMLINS low-budget monster movie. With Dee Wallace in one of her patented, devoted-80’s-mom roles and old-school puppet FX by the Chiodo Brothers, it has substantial nostalgia value even if it shamefully plagiarises the Joe Dante classic (one critter even cries “Uh-oh!”) and other Spielbergian movies of the period (including POLTERGEIST), with a David Newman score that joins in by aping Jerry Goldsmith.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Film Review: SECRET SANTA (2015)


SECRET SANTA ** Canada 2015 Dir: Mike McMurran 78 mins

SECRET SANTA is a Canadian slasher that tries to bring a little blood to the festivities of Christmas. The plot is one we have seen countless times, a group of friends are studying for their final exams but when things get to hard they throw a party. Liquor, sex and comedy are the aim of the party but that is until the killer comes to ruin the night.

PLAYTIME'S OVER WITH WILD EYE RELEASING 'HEIDI'


Wild Eye Releasing has opened the toy chest and brought Daniel Ray's HEIDI to DVD and Digital HD to punish all the bad children.

THERE IS NO ESCAPE IN THE AUSTRALIAN HORROR FILM 'INNER DEMON'


Terror Films is set to release INNER DEMON across multiple digital platforms on Friday, 21st April 2017.

Ursula Dabrowsky’s INNER DEMON tells the tale of teenager Sam (Sarah Jeavons) who manages to escape with her young sister from a deranged serial killer couple (Kerry Anne Reid and Andreas Sobick). Unfortunately, a cabin in the woods, that she hoped would be a safe house, turns out to be even more harrowing and dangerous than her initial entrapment by her captors.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Film Review: THE BEASTER BUNNY (a.k.a. Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cottonhell) (2014)


THE BEASTER BUNNY (a.k.a. Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cottonhell) *** U.S.A. 2014 Dir: Snygg Brothers 80 mins

You now have a reason to fear Easter as THE BEASTER BUNNY is here. A 50 foot man-eating Easter bunny is on the loose in a rural town in America leaving half devoured corpses of buxom women in its path. The greedy cash obsessed hippy mayor believes it to be some kind of uprising from the calm polite Amish community, fed up of being pushed around they have set their eyes on a terrorist attack on the town.