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Drive-In Dust Offs: Eaten Alive (1976)

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For me, the most interesting thing about horror maestro Tobe Hooper’s storied career is he takes chances. He always swings big; from his landmark second feature The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), to Lifeforce (1985), to even The Mangler (1995), he pushes the genre into the absurd through concept and execution, audiences be damned. It’s an admirable trait in a filmmaker, and one that’s on full display with Eaten Alive (1976), probably his most bizarre film to date. (Which is saying a lot.)

After a limited stateside release in October of ’76, EA was given a wide release in May of ’77 by Virgo International Pictures to theatres and drive-ins across the land. The start of the ever undulating arc of Hooper’s career, it was met with a resounding “Whaaaat?” by the public and critics alike. This was not the follow up to the cultural explosion that was Chainsaw people were expecting. And to be honest,
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August 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Deathstalker / Deathstalker II Double Feature

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While horror is riding high theatrically side this week, August 30th’s genre home entertainment releases are a bit on the quieter side, with only a handful of titles coming our way. Scream Factory is releasing the sword and sorcery movies Deathstalker and Deathstalker II on a double feature Blu-ray, and for you cult film fans out there, Vinegar Syndrome has given Evils of the Night an HD overhaul.

Other notable home entertainment titles for the week of August 3oth include Blood Redd, Dreadtime Stories, Walking Dead in the West, and a serial killer themed three-movie combo pack from Rlj Entertainment.

Deathstalker / Deathstalker II (Double feature Blu-ray available exclusively on Shout! Factory’s website)

Deathstalker (1983)

Deathstalker (Richard Hill) is a mighty warrior chosen to battle the evil forces of a medieval kingdom who sets off on a journey to the most challenging tournament in the land. To the
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Revoltin’ Reviews: The Beast, Eaten Alive, Electric Boogaloo, and More!

Revoltin’ Reviews: The Beast, Eaten Alive, Electric Boogaloo, and More!
The Beast

• Release Date: Available Now on Blu-ray

• Written By: Walerian Borowczyk

• Directed By: Walerian Borowczyk

• Starring: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza

I absolutely love the off-kilter, ridiculously horny horror flicks of Polish madman Walerian Borowczyk! While undoubtedly a master of softcore shenanigans, ol’ Borowczyk plied his trade in the horror biz as well (most notably with The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Miss Osbourne), and the film I’m goin’ to be turnin’ my putrid peepers on today, The Beast!

Originally created for (and then cut from) Borowczyk’s Immoral Tales anthology (also available from Arrow on Blu-ray, but I opted out on that one as it’s primarily a horror-less softcore art film), La Bête (the footage of which now comprises a sizeable chunk of The Beast) presented the simple tale of a young lass who has copious amounts of sex with a continuously ejaculating werewolf
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‘Eaten Alive’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

Stars: Neville Brand, Carolyn Jones, Mel Ferrer, William Finley, Marilyn Burns, Robert Englund, Stuart Whitman | Written by Alvin L. Fast, Mohammed Rustam, Kim Henkel | Directed by Tobe Hooper

After The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, it comes as no surprise that Tobe Hooper would move onto another horror based in the south. Taking inspiration from Jaws, Eaten Alive (aka Death Trap), even with some drama behind the scenes, still managed to be a memorable cult movie… Loosely based on the legend of Joe Ball (featured in a documentary on the Blu-ray) Eaten Alive tells the tale of a crazy old hotel owner Judd (Neville Brand) whose grudge against society sees him feeding most of his customers to his pet crocodile he conveniently keeps just outside the hotel doors.

While Neville Brand’s intense performance as Judd does take centre stage there is an impressive cast featured in Eaten Alive, especially for fans of cult films.
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September 22nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sentinel, Eaten Alive

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It’s a big week for cult horror fans, as there are some supremely awesome titles making their way home on September 22nd, including The Sentinel from Scream Factory and Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, which is being released by Arrow Video. For all you Time Warp fans out there, 20th Century Fox is celebrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary in grand style with a stellar Blu-ray set and Kino Lorber is resurrecting the often overlooked early ’90s thriller Lisa, starring the adorable Staci Keanan from My Two Dads.

Other titles being released on Tuesday include Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and a pair of kid-themed Halloween movies perfect for younger viewers this upcoming October.

Eaten Alive Two-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Meet The Maniac & His Friend. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger's famous red and green sweater,
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Blu-ray Review – Eaten Alive (1976)

Eaten Alive, 1976.

Directed by Tobe Hooper.

Starring Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Marilyn Burns, Robert Englund, Carolyn Jones, William Finley, Stuart Whitman, Kyle Richards, Roberta Collins and Janus Blythe.

Synopsis:

The redneck owner of a backwoods hotel keeps his guests in check with a large crocodile that he keeps in the nearby swamp.

So how do you go about successfully following up an instant classic like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? Some would argue that director Tobe Hooper never really has but in 1977 his next project following that landmark film was another grubby little shocker set in the deepest, darkest backwoods of Louisiana, albeit a grubby little shocker with a different kind of bite to it.

After an uncomfortable run-in with randy redneck Buck (a pre-Freddy Krueger Robert Englund), prostitute Clara (Roberta CollinsDeath Race 2000) is given directions to a hotel where she can pull herself together after her ordeal,
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Eaten Alive

Shaggy maniac Neville Brand was born on the bayou. He lives by his high morals and so just can't resist feeding random visitors to his gargantuan crocodile. If they resist that idea, he uses a giant scythe for a persuader. Tobe Hooper's sopho-gore feature boasts several name stars, plus, in this new edition, a brightly colored, picture-perfect transfer. Eaten Alive Blu-ray + DVD Arrow Video (U.S.) 1976 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 87 min. / Death Trap, Starlight Slaughter, Horror Hotel / Street Date September 22, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns, William Finley, Stuart Whitman, Roberta Collins, Kyle Richards, Robert Englund, Crystin Sinclaire, Janus Blythe, Betty Cole. Cinematography Robert Caramico Special Effects Robert A. Mattey Makeup Effects Frank Gluck Confirmed Original Music Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper Written by Alvin Fast, Mardi Rustam, Kim Henkel Produced by Mardi Rustam Directed by Tobe Hooper

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Tobe Hooper is an odd duck
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Arrow Video to Release Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive on Blu-ray / DVD in the Us & UK

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At a motel, hotel, or inn, you expect to have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, and the peace of mind that you'll live to see the sun shine through your window come morning. But as horror fans know, that last expectation isn't always met in places like the Bates Motel of Psycho, the Motel Hello of Motel Hell, the Pinewood Motel of Vacancy, and the Starlight Hotel of Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive. Soon, viewers can experience the scaly scares and scythe slices of the lattermost overnight establishment like never before, as Arrow Video has announced they will release Eaten Alive on Blu-ray and DVD in both the Us and UK with a bunch of bonus features and a fresh 2k transfer from the original camera negative.

Arrow Video will release Eaten Alive on Blu-ray and DVD in the Us on July 28th and in the UK on July 27th.
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Review: Evils Of The Night (1985)

Evils Of The Night

Oh, lost cult films from the ’80s. Little gems like these are forgotten about and life goes on for the horror fan, but then Gorgon Video does something crazy and releases films like Evils Of The Night, and well..I’m not complaining. A film so odd, so scatterbrained and borderline porno that you find yourself wondering why Vivid didn’t just pick up the rights for it, The Psychic Killer/Eaten Alive producer Mardi Rustam’s wacky “aliens needing the blood of horny teens” horror film Evils Of The Night is one that you have to see at least once…but before you watch that film, let’s all wonder, why is the Millennium Falcon on the cover?

Made in 1985 during the slasher, craze, Evils Of The Night features a cast full of legendary actors doing odd things, with screen legend John Carradine as an
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Gorgon Video Bringing ‘Evils of the Night’ to DVD

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Gorgon Video announced that they’re bringing 1985’s sci-fi cult classic Evils of the Night to DVD on October 14th:

“Full of sex, lasers, synth-pop, feathered hair, bikinis and axe wounds, Evils Of The Night is a pivotal example of Reagan-era teen fantasy fodder. Genre favorites John Carradine, Julie Newmar (TV’s Catwoman) and Tina Louise (Gilligan’s Island) star as a gang of alien scientists who want the life-giving blood supply of horny teens camping out near their secret lab. Veteran Hollywood stars Aldo Ray and Neville Brand (in his final film role) play a pair of bumbling mechanics hired by the extraterrestrials to kidnap the teens for experimentation – with botched and bloody results. Co-starring adult film legends Amber Lynn and Crystal Breeze, and directed by Mardi Rustam (producer of The Psychic Killer and Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive), this 1985 sci-fi horror classic features some of the most gruesome
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Gorgon Video Resurrects the Evils of the Night

One of the releases Gorgon Video teased at MondoCon over the weekend was Evils of the Night, a 1985 sci-fi horror film directed by Mardi Rustam that is returning to DVD on October 14th.

Full of sex, lasers, synth-pop, feathered hair, bikinis and axe wounds, Evils of the Night is a pivotal example of Reagan-era teen fantasy fodder.

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Terror Tuesday Report: Evils of the Night

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Filed under: Cinematical

For the last four years, Alamo Drafthouse programmer Zack Carlson has hosted a late-night horror movie celebration called Terror Tuesday and if you are a lover of horror, both esoterically brilliantly and obscurely awful, this night was invented just for you. The Terror Tuesday Report will dissect the movie shown as well as provide a barometer for the audience's reaction; as many of these films demand to be seen with an audience, this proves a vital component to the evening.

This week's film: 'Evils of the Night' directed by Mardi Rustam, 1985

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Terror Tuesday Report: Evils of the Night

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Filed under: Cinematical

For the last four years, Alamo Drafthouse programmer Zack Carlson has hosted a late-night horror movie celebration called Terror Tuesday and if you are a lover of horror, both esoterically brilliantly and obscurely awful, this night was invented just for you. The Terror Tuesday Report will dissect the movie shown as well as provide a barometer for the audience's reaction; as many of these films demand to be seen with an audience, this proves a vital component to the evening.

This week's film: 'Evils of the Night' directed by Mardi Rustam, 1985

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