Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1992: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released in theaters

A vacuous high school cheerleader learns that she is the “chosen one” — a vampire slayer who is the sole hope of mankind (or at least her high school).

Read more “Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1992: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released in theaters”

Horror History: Wednesday, July 31, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Mournin’ Mess” premiered

Season 3 Episode 10

A down-on-his-luck reporter (Steven Weber), who is currently investigating several bizarre homeless murders, soon discovers that the murders themselves may in fact be related to an organization called the Grateful Homeless Outcasts and Unwanted Layaway Society (G.H.O.U.L.S.), whose charitable façade hides a horrific secret. Also starring Rita Wilson, Ally Walker, and Vincent Schiavelli.

Read more “Horror History: Wednesday, July 31, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Mournin’ Mess” premiered”

Horror History: Tuesday, July 31, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Secret” premiered

Season 2 Episode 18

A 12-year-old young orphan (Mike Simmrin) is adopted by a rich childless couple (William Frankfather and Grace Zabriskie) who harbor a dark secret. However, the couple themselves do not realize that the young orphan too has a dark secret of his own. Also stars Larry Drake, Georgann Johnson, Stella Hall, and Gary Schwartz as the voice of the werewolf.

Read more “Horror History: Tuesday, July 31, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Secret” premiered”

Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1987: The Lost Boys was released in theaters

Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.

Read more “Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1987: The Lost Boys was released in theaters”

Videodrome Original Trailer (David Cronenberg, 1983)

Combining the bio-horror elements of his earlier films whilst anticipating the technological themes of his later work, Videodrome exemplifies David Cronenberg’s extraordinary talent for making both visceral and cerebral cinema.

Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he happens across some illegal S&M style broadcasts called “Videodrome”. Embroiling his girlfriend Nick (Deborah Harry) in his search for the source, his journey begins to blur the lines between reality and fantasy as he works his way through sadomasochistic games, shady organisations and body transformations stunningly realised by Oscar-winning makeup effects artist Rick Baker.

Hailed by his contemporaries John Carpenter (“he’s better than all of us combined!”) and Martin Scorsese (“no one makes films like he does”) as a genius, Videodrome was Cronenberg’s most mature work to date and still stands as one of his greatest.

Read more “Videodrome Original Trailer (David Cronenberg, 1983)”

Count Yorga Original Trailer (Bob Kelljan, 1970)

Count Yorga, Vampire was among the first to successfully transpose the classic vampire, cloak and all, to a modern day setting as the Count – played unforgettably by Robert Quarry – arrives in the United States and settles in a Southern California mansion with his mysterious “brides”.

Read more “Count Yorga Original Trailer (Bob Kelljan, 1970)”

The Blancheville Monster Original Trailer (Alberto De Martino, 1963)

The perverse influence of Poe is used to great effect in Alberto De Martino’s The Blancheville Monster – a tale of family curses and madmen in the attic, as Emilie de Blancheville (Ombretta Colli, Gladiator of Rome) returns home to her brother Roderic (Gérard Tichy, Hatchet for the Honeymoon) and discovers her own family may be out for her blood.

Read more “The Blancheville Monster Original Trailer (Alberto De Martino, 1963)”

Take Back the Night Official UK Trailer

An allegorical story of violence against women and the dangers of victim-blaming wrapped in a classic monster movie, writer-director Gia Elliot takes no prisoners in her multi award-winning debut feature Take Back the Night.

Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. But her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface, causing her family, community and the authorities to question her account. Alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack… and to wonder if the monster exists at all.

Fuelled by formidable female talent both in front of and behind the camera, Take Back the Night is a terrifying suspense thriller that’s both an eye-opening exposé and a powerful rallying cry.

Read more “Take Back the Night Official UK Trailer”

Mutant Hunt (1987) | Full Movie | Rick Gianasi | LeeAnne Baker | Manny Siverio

New York…the 21st Century…it’s open season on CYBORGS!

When drug-induced cyborgs destroy everything—and everyone—in their path, humanity’s only hope is Riker—a soldier of fortune who pledges revenge after the cyborgs toss his sexy ‘pleasure droid’ out the window.

It’s Man VS. Machine as Riker and his fellow mercenaries battle to stop not only the cyborgs, but the wicked corporation that constructs them….Let the Mutant Hunt begin!

Read more “Mutant Hunt (1987) | Full Movie | Rick Gianasi | LeeAnne Baker | Manny Siverio”