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June 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Madhouse (1981), Inquisition, Alienator

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We have another busy week of home entertainment releases on the horizon, as there are over two dozen titles making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. For those of you cult film enthusiasts, you have a lot of options when it comes to adding items to your collections, as Alienator is being resurrected by Scream Factory, Arrow Video is unleashing a special edition set for Madhouse, and Mondo Macabre has given Paul Naschy’s Inquisition an HD overhaul as well.

As if that wasn’t enough, we also have new releases for The Hound of Baskervilles, Medusa, and Nicholas Ray’s classic noir They Live By Night to look forward to as well. For you TV lovers out there, the box sets for the final season of both The Vampire Diaries and Grimm are being released Tuesday, and for those who are on the hunt for some new action cinema,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

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As the ‘60s gave way to the ‘70s, vampires on film were stuck in a rut of crumbling castles and cotton candy cobwebs. It was time for an update; to rid the screen of the stagecoaches and street lamps. It was time for Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), a fun little romp brought into the modern age by a world class turn from Robert Quarry as the titular bloodsucker.

Yorga was released by American International Pictures (we’re back in Aip territory – and it’s a glorious place to be) in June stateside, with a rollout around the world shortly thereafter. But that wasn’t the easiest thing to do; the filmmakers had to submit Yorga a few times to the MPAA to achieve their desired rating – a Gp (equivalent to a PG at the time), which they eventually received. And wouldn’t you know it? The film was very successful, especially on the drive-in circuit.
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Jim Clark, Oscar-Winning Editor of ‘The Killing Fields,’ Dies at 84

Jim Clark, who won an Oscar for editing Roland Joffé’s “The Killing Fields” and was also nominated for his work on the director’s film “The Mission,” died in the U.K. on Feb. 25. He was 84 and had been ill for some time.

News of his death was announced by the Guild of British Film and TV Editors on Feb. 26.

His credits also include Stanley Donen’s “Charade” (1963); John Schlesinger’s “Darling” (1965), “The Day of the Locust” (1975) and “Marathon Man” (1976); Michael Apted’s “Agatha” (1979), “Nell” (1994) and Bond film “The World Is Not Enough”; Michael Caton-Jones’ “Memphis Belle” (1990) and “City by the Sea” (2002); and Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake” (2004) and “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008).

In addition to the Schlesinger films listed above, he did uncredited work on the director’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” and served as a creative consultant on the helmer’s 1969 classic “Midnight Cowboy.”

Clark received the American Cinema
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October 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Demon Knight, Bordello Of Blood, The Oblong Box

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October 20th is yet another stellar week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, all leading up to our favorite holiday: Halloween. One of my favorite films of all time, Ernest Dickerson’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, is finally making its way to HD via a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. And as if that’s not enough, Scream is also busy with two more great releases this Tuesday as well—Bordello of Blood and The Larry Fessenden Collection.

Kino Lorber is reviving another cult classic on Tuesday too—The Oblong Box—which is based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale and co-stars two cinematic legends, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. For those of you Back to the Future fans out there (and really, who isn’t?), Universal is giving the series a few special releases in time for the film’s 30th anniversary and,
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12 Classic British Horror Films You Need To See

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When it comes to British horror films, you’ve hopefully already seen the likes of 28 Days Later, The Descent and Mum & Dad. Maybe you’ve watched The Zombie Diaries, Eden Lake and Panic Button (if you haven’t, you should address that immediately).

As anyone of a certain vintage will inform you, Britain has a rich horror heritage, and there’s much more to the genre than Dracula and Frankenstein. There’s Witchfinder General, with Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins, a real-life prosecutor of witches, plus The Blood On Satan’s Claw, about 17th Century devil worshippers. And that’s just for starters.

Even if we eschewed Hammer and restricted ourselves to the “old school” horror actors (Price, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasance), the list would include Madhouse, Death Line, Theatre Of Blood and House Of The Long Shadows, among others. Again, not too shabby.

There are, of course,
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July 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include What We Do In The Shadows, Black Sabbath, Madhouse, I, Madman

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For the third week of July, genre fans have quite a few Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to as we’ve got a great selection of horror and sci-fi films making their home entertainment bow on the 21st. Kino Lorber is keeping themselves busy this Tuesday with a pair of cult classics—Black Sabbath and Madhouse—that are getting an HD overhaul and the fine folks over at Scream Factory are releasing Tibor Takács' I, Madman on Blu as well. The critically-acclaimed horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows also arrives on both formats this week and for those of you kids at heart out there, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, is also coming home on DVD and Blu-ray.

What We Do in the Shadows (Paramount, Blu-ray & DVD)

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent,
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Release Details & Cover Art for The Crimson Cult, Madhouse, Deranged, Black Sabbath Blu-rays

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Kino Lorber looks to provide plenty of onscreen summer scares this year via a diverse high-definition horror movie slate, with The Crimson Cult, Madhouse, Deranged, and Black Sabbath all scheduled for Blu-ray releases in July. Respectively starring genre legends Boris Karloff, Barbara Steele, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and more, these home media releases come complete with bonus features and vintage cover art, and we have details on the former and a look at the latter.

Via their Facebook page, Kino Lorber revealed the final bonus features and cover art for the following:

The Crimson Cult (hitting shelves July 7th):

• Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and Actress Barbara Steele

• In Conversation: 47 minute interview with Christopher Lee

• Music Macabre: An Interview with Composer Kendall Schmidt - Produced by Code Red

• Original UK and Us Trailers

Synopsis: "In this spooky thriller, an evil sorcerer invites an innocent young man
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Vincent Price: The British Connection

As the undisputed king of American gothic, Vincent Price holds a unique position regarding his association with British horror. From the mid sixties, nearly all his films were made in the UK, and while not as distinguished as The House of Usher (1960), Tales of Terror (1962) and The Raven (1963), they are not without interest. As an actor perfectly suited to English gothic, Price’s output includes two career-defining performances. In a nutshell, he had the best of both worlds.

Masque of the Red Death (1964)

The British phase of his career began with a bang. After directing all of Price’s Poe chillers for American International Pictures, Roger Corman wanted to give the formula a fresh approach by making his next film in England. Aip’s Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson had already produced several European films, so the next step was to establish a London base with Louis M Heyward in charge.
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A Look Back At: Madhouse

Editor’s Note: Hey fiends! Our own Josh Soriano returns with A Look Back At 1974′s Vincent Price starring, Madhouse! Read on below!

There’s no arguing that Vincent Price is a horror icon, a prolific character actor whose performances are synonymous with the genre. From his earlier work with schlockmeister William Castle to the Edgar Allen Poe-themed films directed by Roger Corman, Price was a titan that can be mentioned among greats like Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi. Towards the beginning of the seventies, he starred in a crop of solid cult horrors under the keeping of American International Pictures. The Abominable Dr. Phibes is the most popular among them, an epic and bizarro revenge story with Price playing the eponymous ghoulish anti-hero. Phibes is a cult touchstone for his later years and was a surprise hit. Intended to become a franchise, only one sequel was made. Following the Phibes sequel,
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Event Report: Abertoir - Wales' International Horror Festival

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Dario Argento once said, "Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back." Abertoir, Wales’ International Horror Festival that wrapped this past Sunday, November 10th, has been celebrating horror’s malleability and resilience for eight years.

This year you could find Argento’s operatic giallo style reinvented by French filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani in The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears; vampires got a makeover in Kiss of the Damned and Chimeres; ghosts found new life in Ghost Graduation, Forgotten, and Soulmate; found footage was resurrected as Catholic horror in Borderlands; and creature features took a strange turn with The Station and Bad Milo.

Festival director Gaz Bailey had to watch a lot of awful films to find the best the genre had to offer. And he looks for one thing above all else when selecting a film: originality.
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Drive-In Super Monster-Rama to Screen 8 Peter Cushing Movies, Including From Beyond the Grave, Asylum, Shock Waves

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One of our favorite horror events of the year is Drive-In Super Monster-Rama, which takes place every September and shows eight classic horror movies over two nights on a huge drive-in screen. This year, they’re doing something different by dedicating the entire event to movies that feature Peter Cushing.

Friday night’s lineup includes Brides of Dracula, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Fear In The Night, and From Beyond the Grave. Saturday night’s lineup includes Madhouse, At the Earth’s Core, Asylum, and Shock Waves. For those that have attended the previous events, the pricing and setup is about the same. Admission is $10 per person each night, admission for children is free, and overnight camping is available.

The event is taking place once again at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pa and you can learn more at:

The post Drive-In Super Monster-Rama to Screen 8 Peter Cushing Movies,
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Happy Birthday Vincent Price!

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Did you know that Christopher Lee and Vincent Price share the same birthday? Vincent Price would have been 102 years old today, and I have a list of his films you should check out, along with an embedded version of House on Haunted Hill that you can watch for free.

While many remember Vincent Price for Edward Scissorhands, The Fly, and the Corman-produced Poe adaptations, there are plenty of lesser-known classics. For those of you haven’t seen The Last Man on Earth, I highly suggest watching it. You’ll notice how similar it is to the modern zombie story and looks like it served as inspiration for George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Here are some other Price films that you may want to check out:

House of Wax, The Tingler, Tales of Terror, Twice-Told Tales, The Comedy of Terrors, The Masque of the Red Death, Witchfinder General,
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Win: Classic 7 DVD Horror Movie Bundle

On May 27th Altitude Films are releasing Seven classic horror films and we are offering you the chance to win them all.

Our two lucky winners will each receive a copy of The Black Cat, Madhouse, The Raven, Scream and Scream Again, Black Friday, Phantom Lady and The Legend of Hell House.

Here’s the details of the films…

Scream And Scream Again (1970) – Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing

A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

The Legend Of Hell House (1973) – Roddy McDowall, Pamela Franklin

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death.

The Raven (1935) – Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Poe
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Win Madhouse starring Paul Toombes on DVD

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To celebrate the release of the classic horror Madhouse on May 27th, we are offering you the chance to win one of three copies of the DVD.

Paul Toombes (Vincent Price), veteran Hollywood horror film star, is making a comeback in a new TV series based on the old “Dr. Death” movies which first made him world famous.

The trouble with Paul is his past. A beautiful young actress to whom he was engaged to be married was found murdered in strange circumstances. Although acquitted after standing trial for the killing, Paul’s career was shattered and the breakdown he suffered left him an unbalanced wreck.

Now twenty years on, his old actor-friend Herbert Flay (Peter Cushing) welcomes him back to the role. But the curse of Dr. Death strikes again as a series of gruesome murders drag Paul into his past and he begins to wonder if he is
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Spirit Entertainment to bring a selection of horror classics to DVD

This coming Monday May 27th horror fans will be able to sink their teeth into a selection of classic titles on DVD courtesy of Spirit Entertainment, featuring horror legends such as Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing; read on for details of the full collection...

The Black Cat

The first pairing of horror greats Lugosi and Karloff, The Black Cat is a dark and macabre film. A young couple, Peter (David Manners) and Joan Allison (Julie Bishop) are honeymooning in Hungary. Traveling by train they share a compartment with Dr Werdegast (Lugosi), a freed Pow who seeks news of his wife and daughter and vengeance on Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff), the man whose betrayal lead to his imprisonment.

When the trio’s bus from the station gets into an accident, the young couple accompany Werdegast to Poelzig’s futuristic mansion, built on top of an old graveyard. Poelzig’s attention to Joan,
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Vote for Cinelinx's Vic Medina to win a Rondo Award!

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Submit your vote for Reviewer of the Year!

Every year, the Classic Horror Film Board recognizes the best in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy realm with the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Fans of the genre can vote for their favorites in over thirty categories, and this year, Cinelinx would like to ask you to vote for one of our own, staff writer Victor Medina, as Reviewer of the Year (Category 29)! We've even included the ballot below so you can vote!

Votes must be submitted by copying and pasting the ballot into your personal email, making your choices, including your name, and sending it in. Votes for Reviewer of the Year are write-in only, so you must be sure to include Vic's name yourself under Category 29 when you vote. Pre-filled ballots are not allowed, so we can't do it for you! Remember, you must write in "Victor Medina," yourself.
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Happy Birthday Vincent Price!

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Did you know that Christopher Lee and Vincent Price share the same birthday? Vincent Price would have been 101 years old today, and I have a list of his films for you to check out, along with an embedded version of House on Haunted Hill you can watch for free.

While many remember Vincent Price for Edward Scissorhands, The Fly, and the Corman-produced Poe adaptations, there are plenty of lesser-known classics. For those of you haven’t see The Last Man on Earth, I highly suggest watching it. You’ll notice how similar it is to the modern zombie story and looks like it served as inspiration for George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.

Whether you’re a younger horror fan that missed out on some of these films or just haven’t watched them in a while, Netflix Instant is offering over a dozen titles that star Vincent Price,
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Fight for Horror Supremacy Week 4

For the horror buff, Fall is the best time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and a feeling of death hangs on the air. Here at Sound on Sight we have some of the biggest horror fans you can find. We are continually showcasing the best of genre cinema, so we’ve decided to put our horror knowledge and passion to the test in a horror watching contest. Each week in October, Ricky D, James Merolla and Justine Smith will post a list of the horror films they have watched. By the end of the month, the person who has seen the most films wins. Prize Tbd.

Justine Smith (9 viewings) Total of 40 viewings


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Directed by Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best horror films ever made, in competition with Possession, The Exorcist, The Birds and Suspiria.
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The Man Who Was Count Yorga: A Tribute to Robert Quarry

February 2009 began on a sad note for many vampire lovers and horror fans with the death of iconic genre legend Robert Quarry. If there was one actor capable of equalling Christopher Lee’s immortal performance as Dracula it was Quarry as the evil Count Yorga. A veteran of stage and TV, Quarry was set to become a major horror star of the seventies, but his film career faded rapidly, a situation not helped by a terrible run of bad luck that nearly cost him his life. Despite never achieving the movie stardom he deserved, his enigmatic turn as the sardonic vampire lord has given him cult immortality.

The son of a doctor, Robert Walter Quarry was born in Fresno, California on 3 November 1925. He spent his early years in Santa Rosa, Northern California, where he excelled in most high school sports, especially swimming. Quarry, who had an Iq of 168, became interested in acting through his grandmother,
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H2 Set Report Part 1: FX Artist Wayne Toth!

It’s early evening, April 7th and Icons is out in a big open field of Covington, Georgia, where the town tonight is subbing for Haddonfield in Rob Zombie’s much anticipated (and much debated about) Halloween sequel, H2.

We got the chance to stop by the make-up trailer of Wayne Toth, the FX maestro responsible for the gore & carnage of all of Rob Zombie’s films to date. It was hard not to be overwhelmed (and immediately excited) by the plethora of photographs plastering the walls and mirrors of Toth’s trailer. It takes a moment to soak it all in, because quite frankly, none of it’s what I expected at all. In fact, these quick glimpses only make me more intrigued by what Zombie has in store for us when we walk into those theaters on August 28th.

The first thing fans are curious about when it
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