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Blu-ray Review – Scanners (Criterion)

With Scanners, David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Ginger Snaps (Scream Factory)

Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-sixteen-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy vs. Jason, See No Evil 2) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 7/6/14

Welcome to another DEADtime! I’m Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World and I’m here to take you through another week of horror TV. This time, we add Extant to the list of things we’re foolishly covering. Kevin Lovell is still giving … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Deadly Eyes (Scream Factory)

Grain contaminated with steroids produce large black rats that begin feeding on the citizens of Toronto. A college basketball coach (Sam Groom, The Baby Maker) teams up with a local health inspector (Sara Botsford, The Fog 2005) to uncover the source of the mysterious giant rats. When they discover that the rats are living in the subway, they try to prevent a new subway line from opening before all hell breaks loose underground. This is man’s last desperate, bloody battle to preserve the existence of the human race! Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 6/29/14

Hey guys, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. This week, both HBO’s The Leftovers and CBS’ Under the Dome join us. Kevin will be picked up UtD, and I’ll be covering the former show. Too much to cover – but we say … Continue reading

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The Best Of Number Two – The Dark Knight

As we are all surely aware, it’s a rare occurrence when a sequel can not only hold its own with the original, but can additionally go well beyond it and actually surpass its predecessor in almost every way imaginable, delivering … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Southern Comfort (Shout! Factory)

From the director of The Warriors and 48 Hrs. comes this gut-wrenching tale of backwoods terror that “draws you into the eerily beautiful Louisiana bayou…then has you running for your life” (Pauline Kael, New Yorker)! Keith Carradine (The Duellists) and Powers Boothe (Sin City, The Avengers) lead a “first-rate ensemble” (Newsweek) in this “exciting, arresting and tautly told suspenser” (Variety). Continue reading

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The Best Of Number Two – House II: The Second Story

One of House II: The Second Story’s taglines was “It’s getting weirder!”, although if you caught Steve Miner’s original film expectations should have been high that House II would be as frenetic and chaotic. But Ethan Wiley’s sequel does nothing … Continue reading

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The Best of Number Two – THE FISHMEN AND THEIR QUEEN or, as I Like to Call It, Screamers 2 or THE RETURN OF THE ISLAND OF THE FISHMEN

Welcome to the future where you will hunt for your food in gang war ridden streets of a major metropolitan area! You and your buddy are just trying to get by but shit is getting way too real. You decide … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Lake Placid (Scream Factory)

Bill Pullman (Independence Day, The Grudge), Bridget Fonda (Jackie Brown), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class) share an appetite for sheer adventure when a tranquil New England lakefront erupts into an action-packed den of destruction in this “monster of a hit” (Wireless Magazine)! Continue reading

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The Best Of Number Two – The Devil’s Rejects By Alex DiVincenzo

Hello, and welcome to The Best Of Number Two here at The Liberal Dead. We haven’t done any kind of theme for a long time, so I thought I would reach out to some some talented people from other sites, … Continue reading

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The Best of Number Two – SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: Unhappy Campers

There are three kinds of sequels in this world. The sequel that continues the story of the previous installment in a series, the sequel that has fuck-all to do with the original and creates a completely new story in lieu … Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 6/22/14

Hey guys, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. We’re adding The Last Ship to our list of covered TV shows, so get ready to be blown away by Michael Bay-inspired explosions and shit. Shawn is still wading through Penny … Continue reading

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The Best Of Number Two – Blade II By Mitch Reaves

Hello, and welcome to The Best Of Number Two here at The Liberal Dead. We haven’t done any kind of theme for a long time, so I thought I would reach out to some some talented people from other sites, … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Cannibal Holocaust (Grindhouse Releasing)

THE ONE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY! Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST presents the “found footage” of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. Nothing you have seen before will prepare you for this uncompromising masterpiece of cinematic nihilism. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most controversial movie ever made! Continue reading

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I’ve Got The Blus – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases For The Week Of 7/1

This is a somewhat light week for Blu-ray releases, as far as quantity goes. In regards to quality, though, it is a pretty spectacular week. We have a Scream Factory release of a film once thought to be lost forever, … Continue reading

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The Best Of Number Two – C.H.U.D. II: Bud The Chud By Eric Martin AKA Tromeric

Hello, and welcome to The Best Of Number Two here at The Liberal Dead. We haven’t done any kind of theme for a long time, so I thought I would reach out to some some talented people from other sites, … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Afflicted (SONY)

Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and perhaps will be their only postcard home. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – The Final Terror (Scream Factory)

A group of young campers out for what they hope to be a fun-filled weekend find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. Soon they are caught in a terrifying sequence of bloodshed and murder. It is up to the remaining few to defend themselves and put an end to the terror filled weekend. Continue reading

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The Best Of Number Two – Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor – By Shawn Francis

Hello, and welcome to The Best Of Number Two here at The Liberal Dead. We haven’t done any kind of theme for a long time, so I thought I would reach out to some some talented people from other sites, and see if we can put something together. I decided it would be a theme about the best second films in a franchise/series. Expect discussion about Metamorhosis: The Alien Factor, The Devil’s Rejects, C.H.U.D. II, Blade II, Sleepaway Camp II, Amityville 2, Island of the Fishmen, The Dark Knight, Final Destination 2, House II and more. Continue reading

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