Category Archives: Reviews

Blu-ray Review: Squirm – Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)

On October 28, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present SQUIRM Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on home entertainment shelves everywhere. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™, this highly anticipated release contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for creature horror enthusiasts and movie collectors, SQUIRM Collector’s Edition is priced to own at $29.93 SRP. Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: The Vincent Price Collection II (Scream Factory)

On October 21, 2014, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION Volume II, perfectly timed for Halloween and this year’s holiday gifting season. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together SEVEN Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959), THE RETURN OF THE FLY (1959), THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963), THE RAVEN (1963), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964) and DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972). Brimming with a bevy of chilling bonus content including audio commentaries with producer/director Roger Corman, actor Brett Halsey, film historians, original theatrical trailers, rare photos and archival materials, this highly-anticipated Blu-ray collection also includes a 32-page collector’s book, featuring an essay by author and film historian David Del Valle. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Late Phases

When grizzled war veteran Ambrose (STAKE LAND’s Nick Damici), moves into the Crescent Bay retirement community, he’s discovers that some local residents have been dying not from old age, but from a series of mysterious, vicious dog attacks. After his own house is attacked in the night by the animals, Ambrose sets his military mind to tracking them down. But it soon becomes clear that these attacks are a regular monthly occurrence, synchronized to the full moon, and the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay has been hiding something far more sinister that wild dogs in its midst. Ambrose will have to face off against some creatures that are part-man, part-wolf – and completely deadly. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

The gruesome army of awakened Nazi Zombies from fan favourite DEAD SNOW once again return to terrorize the Norwegian countryside! In this crowd-pleasing zombie action comedy follow-up, Martin, the sole survivor of the first movie, must join forces with an American zombie hunter (cult favourite FREAKS AND GEEKS’ Martin Starr) and a reanimated squad of dead Russians if he is to try to defeat the undead Nazi horde and their evil commander! Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: ABCs of Death 2

At the heart of the ABCs of Death series is something I absolutely cherish about horror cinema; the ability to take a short story and convey an idea that terrifies (or if we’re lucky grosses out). It strips out the … Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Zombeavers

For many horror fans, zombie movies have become too prevalent in the independent horror cinema landscape. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to find out that the mere mention of the subgenre makes many cringe. For whatever reason, filmmakers working … Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Hellmouth

HELLMOUTH (Canada) World Premiere
From the twisted mind of writer Tony Burgess (PONTYPOOL) comes a stunning, spectacular ode to classic horror and fantasy. HELLMOUTH tells the tale of gravekeeper Charlie Baker, (WATCHMEN’s Stephen McHattie) assigned to tend to a mysterious cemetery. Charlie’s routine journey to his new place of employment turns out to be a dark and fantastic voyage through a Gothic landscape, filled with demonic forces, and a life-altering encounter with a beautiful woman he must try to rescue from the bowels of hell. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Day Three: Shorts After Dark / Zombeavers / Dead Snow 2

Saturday marked the third day of Toronto After Dark 2014, and as is customary on the weekend, there were three separate screening blocks (as opposed to the standard two during the weekdays). Saturday at TADFF also usually means Zombie Appreciation Night, so … Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Day Two: Hellmouth / ABCs Of Death 2

Friday was Day Two of Toronto After Dark 2014, and the theater was packed for both of the evenings screenings. HELLMOUTH had its World Premiere, ABCs OF DEATH 2 had its Toronto Premiere, and the sold out crowds were cheering … Continue reading

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The Madness: Automatons Week #2

Recap of the second week of The Madness. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Wolves

An action-packed coming of age werewolf tale from David Hayter (writer of X-MEN, X-MEN 2) pitting Lucas Till (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) against Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES). Director Hayter, also known as the voice of Snake in the best-selling Metal Gear Solid game series, will be in attendance for a lively Q&A with fans at this special North American Premiere Screening!
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DEADtime TV: Week of 10/6/14

Hey Dead-heads, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. It’s getting pretty crazy this time of year, with lots of horror TV additions. This week we add American Horror Story: Freak Show to the cast. I’ll be covering that, Resurrection, and Sleepy Hollow for … Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Day One: Housebound / Suburban Gothic

It’s that time of year again… The weather is getting chilly, the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees, and everyone is in full Halloween mode. Fall is my favorite time of year for all of those reasons; … Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark 2014 – Movie Review: Suburban Gothic (Richard Bates Jr.)

Richard Bates Jr. follows up his acclaimed horror film EXCISION with a supernatural comedy about an unemployed graduate (CRIMINAL MINDS’ Matthew Gray Gubler) who returns to his small-town family home, only to encounter a vengeful ghost and a mystery that must be solved before everyone’s lives are lost. A spooktacular treat of a movie, SUBURBAN GOTHIC features an endearingly quirky script with numerous fan favourites in scene-stealing supporting roles, including Kat Dennings (THOR), Ray Wise (TWIN PEAKS), Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR) and John Waters (PINK FLAMINGOS). Continue reading

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Dead Air: Episode 63 – Annabelle

This week on the show, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and James (@DrJimmyTerror) talk all about killer dolls/toys, robots, and the recent theatrical release of ANNABELLE. Other discussion topics include: An update on the planned HALLOWEEN Retrospective, thoughts on some recent developments with the HALLOWEEN box set, why the PUPPET MASTER movies make Jeff … Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 9/28/14

Hey Deadheads, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. This week we add Resurrection‘s second season to our list of things to cover, as well as the usual stuff: Kevin with Under the Dome and The Strain, Shawn has Gotham and Z Nation, and … Continue reading

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Dead Air Episode 62: TUSK

This week on the show, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Jesse (@DestroySuperman) sit down to talk about Kevin Smith’s latest film, the highly divisive man-gets-turned-into-a-walrus flick, TUSK.

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Who Is Watching The Watchers? – A Review Of Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows (Cinedigm)

Oscar®-nominated writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (The ABCs of Death, Timecrimes, V/H/S Viral) creates an action-packed world of voyeurism and suspense in his thriller OPEN WINDOWS. Nick (Elijah Wood, Maniac, The Lord of the Rings) is excited to discover that he’s won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey, Would You Rather, The Girlfriend Experience). But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, her manager Chord (Neil Maskell, Wild Bill, Pusher) makes an offer he can’t refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realizing that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing—and no one—are as they seem. Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week Of 9/21/14

Hey DEADheads, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. We’re adding some shows to our roster this year, because it’s the fall season and the horror TV world is sort of busting at the seams. Shawn’s going to take Gotham, which … Continue reading

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DEADtime TV: Week of 9/14/14

Hey DEADtime fans, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World. Got a bunch of horror TV shows lined up for you this week. Like usual, Shawn has Z Nation, Kevin is in Jamaica, apparently, so his shows are on hiatus … Continue reading

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