Welcome to Hayes Hudson's House of Horror (4H)

Your online source for Horror news, info, and reviews. I cover new and classic Horror, as well as Exploitation and Cult films. I also discuss books, comics, games, toys, clothing, etc, as long as it pertains to the Horror genre. My movie reviews are short and to the point, as I know when I come across a long review, I tend to skip that one. I hope you enjoy your time at my House of Horror! Come on in!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Blu-ray Review: SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS (1977)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076665/?ref_=nv_sr_2SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS
Directed by
Distributed by VCI Entertainment / MVD Entertainment Group

  I always love coming across films that not only have I never seen, but that I have never even heard of!    SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS  is one of those films.   I'll be honest, as soon as I saw the cover art for this film I had a hunch I was going to like this film!   Here is the basic plot of the film from the VCI website:

  Benedict High School's cheerleaders aren't shy and sweet. The football team knows them well – and Billy, the school's disturbed janitor, would like to. In the locker room, the girls shower and dress, unaware of the evil eyes which secretly watch them. They don't know that a curse has been placed on their clothes. And they don't know that their trip to the first big game of the season might sideline them for eternity. Will the cheerleaders succumb to the dark ritual of sexual sacrifice and death that's been plotted for them? Only those who dare watch will know!

  I'll start by saying that I have a real fondness for 1970's horror films.  There are some really fun 70's horror films and this is definitely one of them.   I do have to admit that this film won't be for everyone, and as much as I liked it, there were some slow parts that even I could have done without.  The running time clocks in at 93 minutes, which doesn't seem to long, but some parts did seem to drag on at times.  I think a little tighter editing and something closer to a 83 minute running time could have really improved this film.  Even so, this is one you'll want to check out. 

  SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS is full of crazy characters and some really cheesy 70's dialog, but that is really what gives it a lot of it's charms.   I was also surprised at the lack of killing and gore...it has very little killing and no gore at all that I recall.  This film is more about the storyline than effects or scares. It's a fun tale that just gets crazier and crazier as the film goes on.

  SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS is available now on Blu-ray/DVD combo from VCI Entertainment and MVD Visual.  Special features include:

*  Behind the scenes Photo Gallery
*  Commentary by Director Greydon Clark
*  Commentary by genre film director David DeCoteau and film historian and journalist, David Del Valle

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray/DVD combo


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The classic arcade game RAMPAGE is headed to the big screen!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coOKvrsmQiI
   If you are a child of the 80's like me, chances are you grew up playing the arcade game RAMPAGE.  It was such a fun game with a very easy concept.....giant mutated animals destroying stuff.   Here is a brief description of the characters from the RAMPAGE Wikipedia site:

  The game's protagonists are George, a King Kong-like gigantic gorilla transformed by an experimental vitamin, Lizzie, a Godzilla-like dinosaur/lizard transformed by a radioactive lake, and Ralph, a giant werewolf transformed by a food additive. As monsters, they need to raze all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next level, eating people and destroying helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys along the way

 Now, a major motion picture is coming out based on the game and it looks like it is going to be tons of fun!  The film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson  and Jeffrey Dean Morgan  (Negan from THE WALKING DEAD).   

  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!   While it looks like it could be a bit cheesy, I think we are in for a fun time with some great monster mayhem!   RAMPAGE has a theatrical release date of 4/20/18


 CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER



Monday, November 13, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, November 14th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 11/14:

*  AMITYVILLE:  THE AWAKENING  [DVD & BD]
*  ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE  [BD]
*  GEORGE A. ROMERO:  BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN [Arrow BD set]
*  J.D.'S REVENGE  [Arrow BD]
*  NIGHTKILL [DVD & BD]
*  THE THINGY:  CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE PLACENTA  [Troma BD]



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Check out the trailer for ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Season 3!



 
Are you a fan of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD on Starz?  If so, check out the trailer for the upcoming 3rd season!   It premieres Sunday, February 25th on Starz!





Monday, November 6, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, November 7th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 11/7:

*  THE AFTERMATH  [BD]
*  THE BURNING BED  [BD]
*  DARKMAN II  [Scream Factory BD]
*  DARKMAN III  [Scream Factory BD]
*  DARKNESS RISING  [DVD & BD]
*  DEAD STILL  [DVD]
*  DEMON HOLE  [DVD]
*  GHASTLIES  [BD]
*  KILLING GROUND  [Scream Factory DVD & BD]
*  MOTHER KRAMPUS [DVD & BD]
*  SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS  [BD]
*  THE SPANISH CHAINSAW MASSACRE  [DVD]
*  THE TORMENTING  [DVD]
*  THE UNTAMED  [DVD & BD]



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!


  Greetings to all my fellow horror fans and 4H blog readers!  I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately.  It's a been a very busy last few weeks for me with some trips out of town, lots of evening activities for the kiddos, and just life in general.  I will try to get back to posting on a more regular basis as soon as everything calms down a bit!   Thanks for sticking with me and to show my appreciation....how about I do a FREE DVD giveaway soon!   This is one you will not want to miss out on....stay tuned!!


Zombie Hayes

Monday, October 16, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 17th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 10/17:

*  BLACK GHOSTS  [DVD]
*  A DEVIL'S WIND  [DVD]
*  DREAMING PURPLE NEON  [DVD]
*  ESCAPE ROOM  [DVD]
*  FRANKENSHARK  [BD]
*  GRANNY OF THE DEAD  [DVD]
*  LILITH'S HELL  [DVD]
*  RAWHEAD REX   [DVD & BD]
*  RED CHRISTMAS  [DVD & BD]
*  REVENGE OF THE DEAD  [DVD]
*  ROLLING VENGENCE   [DVD & BD]
*  SPACESHIP TERROR   [DVD & BD]
*  SUMMER OF FEAR   [DVD & BD]
*  THE TERROR WITHIN II  [DVD]


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 10th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 10/10:

*  DEMONIC  [DVD]
*  THE GREEN SLIME  [BD]
*  KILL BABY KILL  [DVD & BD]
*  KISS THE GIRLS  [BD]
*  THE LURE  [Criterion Collection DVD & BD]
*  OPEN WATER 3:  CAGE DIVE  [DVD & BD]
*  THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES   [Scream Factory DVD/BD combo]
*  TEMPLE  [DVD]
*  WISH  UPON  [DVD &  BD]



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Blu-ray Review: CHILDREN OF THE CORN (1984)


https://mvdb2b.com/s/ChildrenOfTheCorn/AV106CHILDREN OF THE CORN
Directed by
Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group

 I was super excited to hear that CHILDREN OF THE CORN was getting the Arrow Video Blu-ray treatment.  I saw this film about 20 years ago, but hadn't seen it since, so I was looking forward to checking this film out again.  If you're not familiar with the story, here is the basic plot from the MVD website:

   A young couple on a road trip find themselves lost in the back roads of rural Nebraska, eventually winding up in the seemingly abandoned town of Gatlin. But the town is far from empty - as the pair soon discover, it's inhabited by a twisted cult of murderous children thirsty for another blood sacrifice...
  Adapted from King's eponymous short story first published in 1977 and starring Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), Children of the Corn has gone on to spawn one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time.


  Movies featuring creepy kids have always been a favorite of mine. There is just something so creepy about killer kids.  I guess since kids are supposed to be so nice and innocent, that it is extra scary to see them like this.  CHILDREN OF THE CORN is full of creepy kids, and the film starts off with a bang when it shows you the day the kids killed all the adults and took over the town of Gatlin.   This was an extremely disturbing and effective scene, and did a remarkable job of setting the tone for the rest of the film.   The film then jumps to present day when the traveling adults get lost and find themselves in the worst place imaginable,  the town of Gatlin.

  Aside from the opening scene, the film is rather tame, with little gore throughout the rest of the film.  The film maintains it's intensity and sense of terror throughout the film's running time, though.   This is easily one of my favorite Stephen King film adaptations, although I'll be honest....I've never read the short story this film is based on.  Because of that, I can not speak to how well the film matches up with the original story.  On it's own it is an extremely entertaining film that I highly recommend.  
 
  The new Arrow  Blu-ray video quality is amazing.  The 2K restoration is beautiful and looks like it was shot just recently.  It's amazing to think this film is over 30 years old!   This new Blu-ray is a must have in your horror collection!

 CHILDREN OF THE CORN is available now on Blu-ray from Arrow Films and MVD Entertainment and contains the following special features:

*  Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
*  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
*  Original stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
*  Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
*  Brand new audio commentary with horror journalist Justin Beahm and Children of the Corn historian John Sullivan
*  Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
*  Harvesting Horror - retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Fritz Kiersch, John Franklin and Courtney Gains
*  It Was the Eighties! - an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
*  And a Child Shall Lead Them - a brand new interview with actors Julie Maddalena and John Philbin
*  Field of Nightmares - a brand new interview with writer George Goldsmith
*  Stephen King on a Shoestring - an interview with producer Donald P. Borchers
*  Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights & Sounds of Children of the Corn - interviews with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
*  Return to Gatlin - a look back at the iconic filming locations in Iowa with host John Sullivan
*  Cut from the Cornfield - an interview with actor Rich Kleinberg on the infamous 'lost' Blue Man Scene
*  Disciples of the Crow - 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King's story
*  Storyboard gallery
*  Original theatrical trailer
*  Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
*  FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Sullivan and Lee Gambin
 
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray


http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, October 3rd












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 10/3:

*  976-EVIL  [BD]
*  AMERICAN HORROR STORY:  ROANOKE  [DVD & BD]
*  BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER  [DVD & BD]
*  CHUCKY:  COMPLETE 7 MOVIE COLLECTION  [DVD & BD]
*  CULT OF CHUCKY  [DVD & BD]
*  DEVIL'S WHISPER  [DVD]
*  DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING  [Arrow DVD/BD combo]
*  A GHOST STORY  [DVD & BD]
*  HAUNTERS:  THE ART OF THE SCARE  [BD]
*  iZOMBIE:  COMPLETE 3RD SEASON  [BD]
*  JACKALS  [DVD & BD]
*  KILL ANOTHER DAY  [DVD]
*  NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION  [BD]
*  POPCORN  [DVD & BD]
*  STONE COLD DEAD  [DVD & BD]
*  VAMPYR  [Criterion Collection BD]
*  WITHIN  [DVD]
*  WOLVES AT THE DOOR  [DVD]

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Blu-ray Review: SPIDER (1991)


http://www.cavd.com/product.php?productid=3020SPIDER
a.k.a. Zirneklis
Directed by 
Distributed by Mondo Macabro / CAV Distributing

  I love when I come across films that I have never seen and better yet, even heard of!  Vasili Mass' SPIDER was this kind of film.   The film shows to be the only directing credit to Mass' resume.   Being released under the Mondo Macabro label, I knew I was in for a treat.   Mondo always puts out such rare and weird films!   Here is the basic plot of the film courtesy of the CAV website:

  Vita, a beautiful teenage girl, is asked by a controversial artist to pose as the Virgin Mary for a painting. She visits his studio and finds herself swept up into the bizarre world of the artist and his bohemian friends. She seems to see his paintings come to life and is pursued by strange shadowy figures. Later she has nightmarish visions of the artist visiting her at night in the form of a huge spider. The next morning she finds marks on her body that look like the bites of a large insect.
  Vita’s mother becomes worried about her and sends the girl off to stay with relatives in the countryside, believing that the change of environment will help her to recover. However, it seems the dark forces that threatened Vita in the city have followed her and an ancient evil is being awakened that feeds off Vita’s burgeoning sexuality.
  This Latvian shot, Russian language film was produced in the post Glasnost years of the former Soviet Union, when the barriers were down and previously unacceptable material was being explored for the first time. This is one of the very few sex-horror films to come out of that period and still stands today as a daring and unique production, packed with elaborate and astonishing visual sequences of morbid eroticism.

   I really don't know how to describe and/or review SPIDER.  I really liked the film, as I love weird cinema.  Usually the weirder the better for me.  I feel, though, that this is one you must actually see for yourself to come to a conclusion on.  I don't think you can take the opinion of a random online reviewer/blogger.  I have a felling a lot of people will love this film and a lot will hate it.   It seems to me to be one of those films that doesn't fall in the middle with most people.    I personally loved this film, but I can definitely understand those that don't care for it.   

  The plot seems simple enough when reading it, but the film doesn't make it that easy to understand.  There are also a couple of sections of the film that move really slow.   What I loved about this film was the crazy imagery of it.  I was shocked to see it was made in 1991, as this film looks much older than that to me.  It looks like a film from the 1970's and reminded me of the works of Jean Rollin.  It was very atmospheric and very visual.

  If you are a fan of weird films, this is one you don't want to  miss!  SPIDER is available now on Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro.  This is the first time this film has been released in the U.S.  The Blu-ray contains the following Special Features:


- Newly created English subtitles
- Interview with director
- Rare on set footage
- Mondo Macabro previews
- Cover art from Gilles Vranckx


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray


http://www.cavd.com/index.php
 


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, September 26th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 9/26:

*  47 METERS DOWN  [DVD & BD]
*  AFTER MIDNIGHT  [BD]
*  THE BLACK ROOM [BD]
*  CABIN 28  [DVD]
*  CHANNEL ZERO:  CANDLE COVE - Season 1  [DVD]
*  CYBORG 2087 [DVD & BD]
*  THE DEAD NEXT DOOR  [BD]
*  THE DEVIL'S CANDY  [BD]
*  THE DEVIL'S HONEY  [DVD & BD]
*  DIMENSION 5  [DVD & BD]
*  DWELLING  [DVD]
*  FRAMES OF FEAR  [DVD]
*  IT STAINS THE SANDS RED  [DVD & BD]
*  KILLER BARBYS  [BD]
*  LAKE FEAR 2:  THE SWAMP  [DVD]
*  LYCAN  [DVD & BD]
*  ORGY OF THE DEAD  [DVD/BD combo]
*  PSYCHOS IN LOVE  [DVD/BD combo]
*  A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY  [BD]
*  RED NET  [DVD & BD]

Monday, September 18, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, September 19th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 9/19:

*  BATES MOTEL:  SEASON 5  [DVD & BD]
*  BATES MOTEL:  COMPLETE SERIES  [DVD & BD]

*  DEADLY DREAMS  [DVD]
*  GHOST HOUSE  [DVD]
*  INNOCENT BLOOD  [BD]
*  THE LOST WORLD (1925) [BD]
*  STARSHIP TROOPERS:  TRAITOR OF MARS  [DVD & BD]
*  SWEET SIXTEEN  [DVD]


Help support the upcoming film, ITSY BITSY!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803978397/itsy-bitsy?ref=330502&token=e8feb985


   If you are a fan of creature features, you will definitely want to keep an eye out for the upcoming film, ITSY BITSY.   The film is basically done, but is  currently seeking extra funds through a Kickstarter campaign in order to finish some visual effects, sound, and music. 

 Here is a brief plot synopsis from the film's Kickstarter page:

Itsy Bitsy is an old-school creature film with a terrifying giant spider at the center, but the movie is about more than just about arachnid horror. Kara will have to deal with her internal and familial struggles while saving everyone from becoming spider food. It’s as much a story about people and family as it is about an eight-legged monster. Mixing an emotionally charged character drama with chilling scares, Itsy Bitsy is a movie you’ll be haunted by for years to come.

Check out the trailer and then click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page and help support this film!





CLICK HERE to visit the Kickstarter Page for ITSY BITSY


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, September 12th












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 9/12:

*  CANNIBAL COPO  [DVD]
*  IT COMES AT NIGHT  [DVD & BD]
*  CONVOY OF GIRLS  [DVD]
*  THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA [BD]
*  CREEPY CLOWNS  [DVD]
*  DEAD AGAIN IN TOMBSTONE   [DVD & BD]
*  THE FOX WITH A VELVET TAIL  [BD]
*  THE HATRED  [DVD]
*  THE MUMMY  [DVD & BD]
*  NIGHT GALLERY:  COMPLETE SERIES  [DVD]
*  PHANTASM COLLECTION  [DVD]
*  PHENOMENA  [BD]
*  THE RESURRECTED  [BD]
*  SPIDER  [BD]


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Blu-ray Review: BAG BOY LOVER BOY (2014)


https://severin-films.com/shop/bag-boy-lover-boy-bluray/BAG BOY LOVER BOY
Directed by: 
Distributed by CAV Distribution / Severin Films

 I have seen some weird movies in my day, but this one is up there at the top of the list!  BAG BOY LOVER BOY is the film you'd get if NAPOLEON DYNAMITE and AMERICAN PSYCHO had a love child together.  It has some horrible murders in it, all carried out by such an odd, socially awkward character named Albert.    Here is a brief synopsis of the film from the Severin Films website:

  It has been hailed as “raw, funny and twisted” (PopOptiq), condemned as “soul-crushing and dripping with filth” (NextProjection.com), and cheered as “a fresh new outsider vision” (Fantasia) at film festivals around the world. In this “sincerely disturbing” (Indiewire) debut from co-writer/director Andres Torres, a slow-witted misfit named Albert (Jon Wachter, giving what HorrorNews calls “the best male performance in a horror film this year”) sells hot dogs all night from the most unsanitary food cart in downtown Manhattan. But when he’s invited to become the new model for a manipulative fetish photographer (Theodore Bouloukos), Albert will be exposed to a seething city underbelly where desire masquerades as perversion and depravity poses as art. It may shock you. You might even be appalled. But you have never seen anything quite like BAG BOY LOVER BOY.

 This really is one of the strangest horror films I have ever seen, and I highly doubt you have ever seen anything like it.  The main character of Albert is one of the most awkward characters you will ever see in a film.    He is very gullible and na├»ve, which gets him into a situation that spins out of his control.   Parts of the film can be slow at times, but like NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, even in slow parts you can't help be entertained by the characters on screen.  The main thing you'll notice from this film is the characters strange voice and speech style, it's sure to stick in your head long after the film is over. 

  BAG BOY LOVER BOY is available now on DVD and Blu-ray from Severin Films and CAV Distribution and contains the following special features:

  • Audio Commentary With Director Andres Torres, Actor Theodore Bouloukos and Editor Charlie Williams
  • The Student Films of Actor Jon Wachter: GOT LIGHT and THE NEVER-STARTING STORY
  • Trailer


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD


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Monday, September 4, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, September 5th













Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 9/5:

*  AMERICAN PSYCHO  2  [BD]
*  THE BASEMENT  [DVD]
*  A DARK SONG  [DVD & BD]
*  MIDNIGHT FRIGHT SHOW  [DVD]
*  RAW  [DVD]
*  THE REAL STORY:  SCREAM  [DVD]
*  THE SPELL  [Scream Fatory BD]
*  VAMPIRE WARS  [DVD]



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 29th:












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 8/29:

*  AMSTERDAMNED  [Blue Underground DVD/BD Combo]
*  DEMON [DVD]
*  THE EVIL IN US  [DVD]
*  THE HOLLOW ONE  [DVD]
*  KING OF HORROR COLLECTION  [BD]
*  THE MANSTER  [Shout! Factory BD]
*  THE SLAYER  [Arrow DVD/BD Combo]
*  SNAPSHOT  [Vinegar Syndrome DVD/BD Combo]
*  TIMEBOMB  [Shout! Factory BD]






Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today we lost another Horror legend....R.I.P. Tobe Hooper (1943 - 2017)


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001361/?ref_=nv_sr_1  The horror world lost another great legend in the death of director Tobe Hooper.  Hooper was the director of my favorite horror film of all time, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.   He died at the age of 74.    I personally feel that THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is the perfect horror film.   No film has frightened me the way that one did, and still does to this day no matter how many times I have seen it.  
  While THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was my favorite Tobe Hooper directed film, he had lots of other great ones!    Here are my top 5 films directed by Tobe Hooper:

1.  THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
2.  POLTERGEIST
3.  THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
4.  THE FUNHOUSE
5.  EATEN ALIVE
 
 Thanks for the great films Mr. Hooper!   While you have moved on, your films will remain with us forever.   Thank you!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 22nd:












Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out today, 8/22:

*  ASH VS. EVIL DEAD:  SEASON 2  [DVD & BD]
*  DARK SILENCE  [DVD]
*  DEAD STORY  [DVD]
*  THE DOMICILE  [DVD]
*  EFFECTS  [BD]
*  HITLER'S LAST TRAIN
*  HOLIDAY HORRORS TRIPLE FEATURE  [DVD]
*  JEZEBETH  [BD]
*  LUCIFER:  SEASON 2  [DVD & BD]
*  ROOT OF DARKNESS  [DVD]
*  THE WALKING DEAD:  SEASON 7  [DVD & BD]
*  ZOMBIES HAVE FALLEN  [DVD]


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Check out the upcoming George Romero Blu-ray box set from Arrow Video!


https://mvdb2b.com/s/GeorgeRomeroBetweenNightAndDawnLimitedEditionBlurayDVD/AV108

  If you are a DVD/BD collector, you probably know that Arrow Video is one of the best film companies out there. They have made some amazing box sets lately, but this upcoming set looks to be one of the best yet!   It's called GEORGE ROMERO:  BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN and it features three of his films that he made between his zombie classics NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD.    The films included are 1971's THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA, 1972's SEASON OF THE WITCH, and 1973's THE CRAZIES.    This limited edition box set comes with tons of special features!  Here is the complete list:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films
  • THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA
  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and sound recordist Gary Streiner
  • Digging Up the Dead – The Lost Films of George A. Romero – archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch
  • Trailer
  • SEASON OF THE WITCH
  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
  • Alternate extended cut
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • When Romero met Del Toro – celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation
  • The Secret Life of Jack's Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers
  • THE CRAZIES
  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Romero Was Here – featurette revisiting the Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA
  • Never Before Seen BTS footage
  • 2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers



  • https://mvdb2b.com/s/GeorgeRomeroBetweenNightAndDawnLimitedEditionBlurayDVD/AV108









     GEORGE ROMERO:  BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN will be released on 10/24/17, but is available for pre-order now from the MVD webshop.

     CLICK HERE to pre-order the box set



    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 15th:












    Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 8/15:

    *  ALIEN:  COVENANT  [DVD, BD, & 4K]
    *  BLUEBEARD  [DVD &  BD]
    *  ONE DARK NIGHT  [BD]
    *  ORION  [DVD & BD]
    *  PET SEMATARY  [BD]
    *  THE SCAREHOUSE  [BD]


    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Blu-ray Review: RE-ANIMATOR (1985)


    https://www.amazon.com/Re-Animator-2-Disc-Limited-Blu-ray-Jeffrey/dp/B072DR6FMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502421426&sr=8-1&keywords=Re-AnimatorRE-ANIMATOR
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    Distributed by Arrow Films / MVD Entertainment Group

      I love when I get a movie to review that just so happens to be one of my favorite horror films of all time!  It gives me a good excuse to go back and visit it again.   Tonight's review is one of those films.   I first saw RE-ANIMATOR when I was in the 6th grade and I fell in love with it.  I still love it to this day.  It is one of the few films I can watch over and over and never get bored with it.  
    Here is the plot synopsis from the MVD press release:

      One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!
      When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories - specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It's not long before Dean finds himself under West's influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control...
      Based on H.P. Lovecraft's classic terror tale Herbert West - Reanimator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of '80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre's finest hours.

      I had the chance to watch this film years ago at a Horror Convention in Little Rock, AR with Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon in attendance.   It was fun to see this film on the big screen, especially with the director sitting 2 rows in front of me!   It was just as fun watching it at home though, especially with this great new release from Arrow Video.  This film is crazy with some great over the top gore effects, and like most films from this time period, all are practical effects.   The film is also full of dark humor throughout.  Jeffrey Combs was the perfect actor to play Dr. West, and the beautiful Barbara Crampton is great as always.

      I can't recommend RE-ANIMATOR enough.  If you have never seen it, please do so asap!  If you have seen it, revisit it and especially check out this new release.

      I was so happy when I heard Arrow Video was releasing this film.  As you know, Arrow is one of the top DVD/BD companies out there, always putting tons of effort into their releases.   RE-ANIMATOR is available now and contains the following special features:

    2 DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:  
    - 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions 
    - High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
    - Exclusive digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson 
    - Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by journalist Michael Gingold 
    - Re-Animator comic book 
    - 4 x postcard-sized lobby card reproductions

    DISC 1 - UNRATED VERSION
    - Unrated version [86 mins] 
    - Mono, Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio Options
    - Isolated Score
    - Brand new audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and actors Graham Skipper and Jesse Merlin of Re-Animator: The Musical
    - Audio commentary with Stuart Gordon
    - Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott and Robert Sampson
    - Re-Animator: Resurrectus - feature-length documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
    - Interviews with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
    - Music discussion with composer Richard Band
    - Barbara Crampton in Conversation - the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning 2015 interview
    - The Catastrophe of Success: Stuart Gordon and The Organic Theater - director Stuart Gordon discusses his early theater roots and his continued commitment to the stage
    - Theater of Blood - Re-Animator: The Musical lyricist Mark Nutter on adapting the cult classic for musical theater
    - Extended Scenes
    - Deleted Scene
    - Trailer & TV Spots
    - Still Gallery
    - Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)
     
    DISC 2 - INTEGRAL VERSION - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
    - Integral Version, available in the US for the first time! [105 mins] 
    - 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround Audio
    - A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema - Chris Lackey, host of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, provides a comprehensive look at the many cinematic incarnations of Lovecraft's work
    - Doug Bradley's Spinechillers: Herbert West-Reanimator - actor Jeffrey Combs reads H.P. Lovecraft's original classic short story
     
    'RE-ANIMATOR® ' THE COMIC - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
    - 92-page perfect-bound booklet containing Re-Animator, the original 1991 comic book adaptation of the movie, reprinted in its entirety


    CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
    CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray


    http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/

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    Monday, August 7, 2017

    This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, August 8th

     










    Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 8/8:

    *  AMONG US  [DVD & BD]
    *  APOSTLE OF DRACULA  [DVD]
    *  CHARLOTTE  [DVD]
    *  DEAD STORY  [DVD]
    *  DIMENSION Z  [DVD]
    *  HAUNTED MAZE  [DVD]
    *  THE HAUNTING AT WOODLAND HILLS  [DVD]
    *  MIDGET ZOMBIE TAKEOVER  [DVD]
    *  THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS / THE LORELEY'S GRASP Double Feature  [Scream Factory BD]
    *  RE-ANIMATOR Limited Edition  [Arrow BD]
    *  TEEN WOLF  [Scream Factory BD]
    *  TEEN WOLF TOO  [Scream Factory BD]
    *  TENEMENT:  GAME OF SURVIVAL  [BD]

    *  THREE TEARS ON BLOODSTAINED FLESH  [DVD]
    *  THE TRANSFIGURATION  [DVD]

    I'm baaack!


      I'm glad to be home after a great (and much needed) vacation!   I traveled with my family down to the Florida Keys and enjoyed some fishing, snorkeling, and some good Seafood!!    It's always good to come home, though!   I hope you all are having a great summer!   


      -Zombie Hayes

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Hayes Hudson's House of Horror is on vacation!!


      I'm taking a week (or maybe a little more) off for Summer vacation starting today!!   I'm going to do some traveling and head to the beach!  I wont' be making any posts while I'm away, but expect posts to start back up with week of August 7th. 

      Thanks, and have a great Summer!

     -Zombie Hayes

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    This week's horror related DVD and Blu-ray releases, July 25th












    Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that came out earlier this week, 7/25:

    *  AWAKEN THE SHADOWMAN  [BD & DVD]
    *  BAG BOY, LOVER BOY  [BD]
    *  BEYOND THE DARKNESS  [BD & DVD]
    *  LUST OF THE VAMPIRE GIRLS  [DVD]
    *  THE NIGHT SHIFT  [BD]
    *  NOCTURNE  [DVD]
    *  THE STENDHAL SYNDROME  [3-Disc BD]
    *  UNFORGETTABLE  [BD/DVD combo]
    *  WARLOCK COLLECTION  [BD]
    *  THE ZODIAC KILLER  [BD]




    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Check out the new trailer for STRANGER THINGS 2!!


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/?ref_=nv_sr_1












      I was a big fan of STRANGER THINGS, and I can't wait for part 2!   A trailer was just released today for part 2 and it looks like we are in for another treat this time around!  The use of Michael Jackson's THRILLER during this trailer is pure nostalgic perfection!!

      Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!   STRANGER THINGS 2 will be released on Netflix starting October 27th!

      CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for STRANGER THINGS 2


    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Blu-ray Review: DEATH LINE (1972)


    http://www.blue-underground.com/product.php?product=279DEATH LINE
    a.k.a. RAW MEAT
    Directed  by: 
    Distributed by Blue Underground & CAV Distributing

      You might know this film by it's alternate title of RAW MEAT, which is the title used on the old 2003 MGM U.S. DVD release.  I actually had that DVD but had never watched it yet.  I was excited to see that Blue Underground was releasing this new Blu-ray of the film and was glad to get the chance to review it for my website!   Here is the basic plot of the film courtesy of the Blue Underground website:

     When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard's Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence of HALLOWEEN) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims... and a new mate.
      Norman Rossington (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT), David Ladd (THE WILD GEESE), Sharon Gurney (CRUCIBLE OF HORROR), and the legendary Christopher Lee (HORROR OF DRACULA) also star in this heart-stopping horror classic co-written and directed by Gary Sherman (DEAD & BURIED). Originally recut and released as RAW MEAT in the United States, now DEATH LINE has been freshly transferred and fully restored in 2K from the original uncensored camera negative and comes fully loaded with exclusive new Extras produced for this release!


      I knew nothing about this film going into it, which is the way I like to go into movies I have yet to see.  I was very pleased with this film.   It reminded me of an urban "THE HILLS HAVE EYES".   I have always been fascinated by cannibal films, so this one is a nice addition to the collection.   The film is slow at some points, but overall it kept me entertained for sure.  Some of the gore is very well done, with the best scenes taking place in the cannibal's secret lair down in the subway tunnels.  His lair is full of rotting corpses, all in different stages of decay.

      Another great thing about this film is the presence of the great Donald Pleasence!    Most known for his role of Dr. Loomis in HALLOWEEN, his character here is very entertaining! 

      Blue Underground has gone all out with another amazing release.  DEATH LINE is available now from Blue Underground on a DVD/BD Combo Pack and contains the following special features:

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Gary Sherman, Producer Paul Maslansky, and Assistant Director Lewis More O'Ferrall
  • Tales From The Tube - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Gary Sherman and Executive Producers Jay Kanter & Alan Ladd Jr.
  • From The Depths - Interview with Star David Ladd and Producer Paul Maslansky
  • Mind The Doors - Interview with Star Hugh Armstrong
  • DEATH LINE Trailer
  • RAW MEAT Trailer
  • RAW MEAT TV Spots
  • RAW MEAT Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring new writing by authors Michael Gingold and Christopher Gullo


  • CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
    CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD/BD Combo Pack


    http://www.blue-underground.com/
     


    http://www.cavd.com/








    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Check out the ultra disturbing trailer for the upcoming film, FLESH OF THE VOID


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6536904/?ref_=nv_sr_1

     









     

      If you are a movie buff like me, I highly recommend the website MoviePilot.com.  They have a tons of great movie news and info, and while recently browsing their website I came across an article about a film I have never heard of.   The film is called FLESH OF THE VOID and from the looks of the trailer, it is going to be a very shocking and creepy film.  

      Here is a brief snipit from the Movie Pilot article:

      From Sodom & Chimera Productions comes controversial Austrian director James Quinn's first feature-length horro film, Flesh of the Void. Both gut wrenching and awe inspiring, this experimental art film is shot by sequence on expired Super 8 film from the '80s, and progresses to 16mm to both attain and accentuate the abstract and grotesque realism that FLESH OF THE VOID aims to capture. The trailer alone is instantaneously panic-inducing and more than succeeds in filling viewers with an undeniable sense of dread.

      Check out the full article for more details.  Give the trailers below a watch and let me know what you think about this upcoming film.   

      ***Please be warned, the trailers show graphic images and nudity, NSFW***

     CLICK HERE to read the full article at MoviePilot.com
     CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
     CLICK HERE to watch the teaser trailer



    http://www.sodomchimera.com/