It’s not a secret that I absolutely love Halloween 3. Yes I’m aware that it has nothing to do with Michael Myers and that’s precisely why it’s such a cinematic oddity. Now Shout Factory has released Halloween 3 on a lovingly re-mastered Blu-ray with lots of extras so it seemed like a great opportunity to revisit this misunderstood film.

After the success of Halloween parts 1 and 2 John Carpenter and Debra Hill Decided they had told the story of Michael Myers and it was time to try something new. Their concept was that they would keep the Halloween name alive and release new films that took place around the holiday. They brought in Nigel Neale who wrote the Quatermass films of the 50’s and 60’s to create a more psychological story about a Irish mask maker who wants to punish the world for not taking Halloween seriously. Interesting side note, The Quatermass films heavily inspired the X-Files so much so that they’re are striking similarities between Fight The Future and one of the Quatermass films.

I've long been a fan of 70's and 80's Italian "Giallo" films. Filmmakers like Maria Bava, Dario Argento, and Lucio Fulci made these films where the killer was always portrayed as just a leather gloved, trench coated man whose identity stayed a secret until the final moments of the film. Usually we were shown the killers Point of View as he murdered his victims! Movies like the beautifully shot "Opera" and "Tenebre" truly fit the mold of "Giallo" where artistic flair and cool shots trump story. In fact the victims practically offered themselves up to the killer and barely fought back. The dialogue was always dubbed in and often made no sense but I still loved the movies. So for our next film project we decided on to do a homage to 80's Giallo films. We found a great location, Playland Bonkers!...

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Ah the 1980’s! The era of big hair, happy non-threatening metal bands, tight jeans, and satanic panic! Back in the 1980’s I can still remember the panic over anything that seemed satanic. whether it be music, movies, or people the parents were all over it like white on rice. Even in my home town we had the usual rumors that every small town no doubt had about satanic cults that met under bridges, in cemeteries, or in the darkness of the woods. Looking back on it now 20 years later it seems really surreal that we actually worried about that kind of thing. The Satanic panic fizzled out in the 90’s and is pretty much dead today. For all the rumors and speculation there was little to no proof that such practices in worship of the devil ever occurred anywhere. Nor that anyone was ever hurt or killed because of it. Its in this world that Ti West (The Roost, Trigger Man) has set his latest film, House of the Devil. A film that captures the look and feel of every satanic panic film from the period so well that you’d be excused if you thought it was a long lost gem from the 80’s!

John Carpenter’s The Fog was released in February of 1980 but the story takes place in April 21st 1980, the 100th Anniversary of the small Town of Antonio Bay. So with Today being the 21st of April it seemed like a good time to go back and pay tribute to this great film!

After the success of Halloween Carpenter decided to take on the classic ghost story after seeing a distant fog bank while on vacation one night. That planted the seed that would become The Fog. The film is about the small seaside town of Antonio Bay that’s about to celebrate their 100th anniversary. However the anniversary mysteriously falls on the same anniversary as the sinking of the Elizabeth Dane, a clipper ship that followed a false fire on the shore to their doom and crashed on the rocks and sunk taking the entire crew with her.

Like most hardcore horror fans I have a big spot in my heart for bad, cheesy horror flicks. Movies that the occasional horror viewer wouldn’t waste 5 minutes on are often some of my favorites. Being a kid of the 80’s there were a lot of great cheesy horror films for me and my friends. On TV we had quite possibly the pinnacle of bad horror television called Freddy’s Nightmares.

By 1988 New Line Cinema was trying to squeeze out every drop of marketing blood they could out of the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise. They had posters, games, toys and even a talking doll, which I still have. It was crazy how much they tried to make a child killer appeal to kids. So the next logical step was a tv series for Freddy. Thus was born Freddy’s Nightmares which saw Freddy acting as a crypt keeper of sorts presiding over 2 stories per episode that were loosely connected to each other.

If you were at Transworld this past weekend you likely saw at least a little of this as you past by my booth. As you know the show floor isn't really conducive to focusing your attention on any one thing so, here's the Rogues Hollow 2011 Promo Reel for you to enjoy! Rogues Hollow Promo Reel 2011 from Christopher Brielmaier on Vimeo....

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When I was a kid I remember watching the original My Bloody Valentine on VHS. Nothing really stood out about it other than the somewhat iconic image of the miners mask. The kills in the movie were always cut away from before you could really see anything so it wasn't much to write home about. So when I heard about the remake I thought they finally found a movie they could improve upon and I was right!My Bloody Valentine is a fun, scary, and bloody ride that blew me away in 3D! I can't remember when I had more fun watching a horror movie in a theatre. The storyline has been changed quite a bit from the original. The story starts off when a mine collapse that buries several men in the mine. Only 1 survives named Harry Warden who is hospitalized from...

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