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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for Will's Birthday, Thursday, November 29th: 'Alien' (1979)

In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.

Release date: May 25, 1979 (USA)
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Dan O'Bannon

Monday, November 26, 2018

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for Cyber Monday, Monday, November 26th: 'The Lawnmower Man' (1992)

Fear the technology. The eccentric Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) puts mentally disabled landscaper Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey) on a regimen of experimental pills and computer-simulated training sequences in hopes of augmenting the man's intelligence. In time Jobe becomes noticeably brighter and also begins to fare much better with the opposite sex. But, as he develops psychic powers, he realizes that those around him have taken advantage of his simplicity his whole life, and he plots a bloody revenge.

Release date: March 6, 1992 (USA)
Director: Brett Leonard
Based on: The Lawnmower Man; by Stephen King
Story by: Stephen King
Screenplay: Brett Leonard, Gimel Everett

Friday, November 23, 2018

Full Moon Fever November 23 Dark Moon (Celtic)

Tonight's full moon is brought to you by the Creepercast with the recommended Full Moon Feature of the evening...

When a renegade band of young filmmakers breaks into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They accidentally bring it back to life, open a portal to a dead world that releases dozens of other zombies, then struggle for their lives in a desperate attempt to flee from the creatures who apparently have them hopelessly trapped in the hospital.

The initial release was February 8, 2000 by Full Moon Features. Written and directed by Dave Parker with a huge budget of budget 150,000 USD and starring a bunch of people you've never heard of.

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for Black Friday, Friday, November 23rd: 'Black Friday' (1940)

As Dr. Ernest Sovac (Boris Karloff) makes his way to the electric chair, he recalls the events that landed him on death row. After placing brain matter from a violent gangster into the mind of a dying teacher named George Kingsley (Stanley Ridges), Sovac watches his patient take on violent tendencies. When Sovac learns, through an almost-possessed Kingsley, about a hidden stash of mob money, the doctor entices the criminal in Kingsley to come out -- with murderous results.

Initial release: February 29, 1940
Director: Arthur Lubin
Film series: Universal horror Film Series
Budget: 125,750 USD
Screenplay: Curt Siodmak, Eric Taylor

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd: 'ThanksKilling' (2009)

A possessed turkey terrorizes five college students during Thanksgiving break.

Initial release: December 8, 2008
Director: Jordan Downey
Budget: 3,500 USD
Initial DVD release: November 8, 2011

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for Veteran's Day, Sunday, November 11th: 'Jacob's Ladder' (1990)

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie (Elizabeth Peña), and ex-wife, Sarah (Patricia Kalember), try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis (Danny Aiello), fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

Release date: November 2, 1990 (USA)
Director: Adrian Lyne
Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin

Monday, November 5, 2018

Horror-thriller STRANGE NATURE, starring John Hennigan, in theaters


It’s man versus nature when wrestling superstar John Hennigan and acclaimed actor Stephen Tobolowsky (‘’Silicon Valley’’, ‘’Deadwood’’) play ‘leapfrog’ with mutated amphibians in Ojala Productions’ highly-anticipated eco-thriller Strange Nature.

By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim (Lisa Sheridan, “The 4400”) and son Brody find themselves in the middle of a horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.

Based on true unsolved outbreaks of wildlife mutations, fall fright-fest Strange Nature marks the directorial debut of fx maestro James Ojala (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Thor, Tron: Legacy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and stars Lisa Sheridan (“Invasion”), Stephen Tobolowsky (Memento), John Hennigan (Minutes to Midnight), Tiffany Shepis (Victor Crowley), and Carlos Alazraqui (The Funhouse Massacre).

Friday, November 2, 2018

5 Weeks of Halloween Week 5 Required Watch: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

"Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters."

You should have seen THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, in one form or another, at least a dozen  times by now, but if you haven't, we're sure its playing somewhere at least through the weekend. Bending genres and genders to a punk rock musical in ways that will twist your sensibilities, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is a Halloween staple. It also introduced us to the man who would become an icon as our favorite wise cracking evil clown. We can't forget Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon in their break out roles or Meat Loaf. Of course, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW also provided us with one of the most important and quintessential dance tracks for our Halloween parties.

There's still a few days left in the week if you haven't gotten your dose of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW yet this year.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for All Saints Day, Thursday, November 1st: 'All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos' (2005)

When young lovers Joss (Travis Wester) and Alicia (Marisa Ramirez) arrive in a small Mexican town, they inadvertently stumble upon an attempted human sacrifice. Eventually they find their way to the local sheriff, Blanco (David Keith), and begin to piece together the supernatural puzzle, which involves the dead rising from their graves. As the village's dark history is revealed, it becomes clear that the evil stems from the immortal Vargas Diaz (Danny Trejo), who must be stopped at any cost.

Initial release: January 22, 2005
Director: Jeremy Kasten
Budget: 1.2 million USD
Music composed by: Joe Kraemer
Screenplay: Mark A. Altman, Rossella Drudi