Buffalo Dreams To Host Screening of Troma’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High

Return To Nuke Em High Premiere

Greg Lamberson’s Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival (formally Buffalo Screams) will host a sneak peek of Troma Entertainment’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1. Return is the fourth film in the Nuke ‘Em High film franchise, and is the first sequel directed by Lloyd Kaufman.

Kaufman will be in attendance for a Q&A following the event. The sneak peek screening will take place on Saturday, November 9th at 9:30 pm at Dispon’s Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main Street, Buffalo NY. Admission is only $8.00

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Full Moon Streaming.com Presents ‘Trancers: City Of Lost Angels’ and More

Full Moon Streaming.Com Presents Trancers: City of Lost Angels

Horror icon Charles Band has launched Full Moon Streaming.com just in time for Halloween. The new service allows Full Moon fans to stream movies from the Full Moon and Grindhouse catalogs for a small monthly fee. Not all the Full Moon titles are available just yet, but Band has promised to add a new movie every week. Full Moon Streaming.com members will also have access to contests, all the old and new Videozones, rare-behind the scenes footage, and premieres of Band’s newest films.

The service kicked off with the world premiere of Trancers: City of Lost Angels. The never before seen Trancers sequel is part of Band’s unreleased Pulse Pounders anthology from 1988. Band started releasing the individual segments to DVD, starting with The Evil Clergyman in 2012. City of Lost Angels will be available on DVD in November, and the sequel to Dungeonmaster will be released sometime next year.

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8 Reasons That You Should Be Watching Arrow On The CW

Reasons Why You Should be Watching Arrow on the CW

One of television’s greatest mysteries is how Smallville managed to last 10 seasons.
Even as a casual fan of the show, this confuses me. The only explanation I can give is that it filled the void left by the cancellation of Xena, and it gave comic book nerds access to third rate DC characters they will never see on the big screen. What’s even more amazing than Smallville’s longevity is that the CW is poised to recreate its success with Arrow.

Maybe other networks should take note of the CW’s superhero formula. It’s easy; both Smallville and Arrow are daytime soap operas starring lesser known DC heroes and villains. Throw in a couple of hot shirtless men, an interracial marriage, low expectations, and you have both UPN and the WB’s entire demographic covered. The addition of random DC character cameos, like The Flash, brings in new viewers each week. Even if these fans don’t stick around, they do come back for the season finale, or next big character appearance. It is a recipe for low budget TV success.

I assume most Smallville fans are already tuning in. If you are not, you should be. Arrow has learned from Smallville’s mistakes and is getting everything right that Smallville got wrong. If you missed the Smallville phenomenon the first time around, this is your chance to catch it again, and here’s why you should.

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Curse Of Chucky Is Bringing The World’s Favorite Killer Doll Back To Life

Curse Of Chucky Included In Upcoming Child's Play Box Set

In my opinion, the Child’s Play franchise should have ended with Seed of Chucky. It was the ultimate ending to a solid horror franchise, but Universal has decided to give the little guy another chance on the direct-to-DVD market. Unfortunately the humorous nature of the fifth film turned off a lot of fans, forcing Don Mancini to scrap the wink at the camera formula in favor of a more serious film.

Mancini is bringing Child’s Play back to its roots with the upcoming Curse of Chucky. Not only did Mancini get rid of any humor, he has also restored Chucky’s classic look. Chucky’s patchwork face has been replaced by his original Good Guy Doll image from the first film. This is also Chucky’s first direct-to-DVD sequel, and I’m glad Universal has decided to forgo movie theaters. It puts less pressure on the film to perform, and it could possibly open the door for more sequels in the future.

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MAD Z Productions Announces New Slate of Horror Films

MAD Z Productions Presents Box

MAD Z Productions announced today that they have teamed up with Obolus Entertainment to produce a new horror anthology entitled Box. The new film features seven segments tied together by a frame about a box that terrorizes anyone who dares to open it. MAD Z has released one sheets for first five segments of the film. You can see them all at the MAD Z Productions website. Box is currently in pre-production with a shoot date of June 2013, and a tentative 2014 release.

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A Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering Retrospective In Pictures

Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering

This is the follow-up to our Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest retrospective in pictures, a look at Echo Bridge’s obsession with the Children of the Corn franchise.

Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering is not only the first direct to video sequel, it also features the most star power of any of the films in the Corn franchise (not counting the original). Unfortunately, Karen Black and Naomi Watts can’t save it from being a tad bit boring. The Gathering isn’t horrible, it just pales in comparison to Urban Harvest. It is also a kind of stand alone film since it doesn’t really follow the events of the first two sequels.

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Movie Review: Frankenstein’s Army (2013, Dir. Richard Raaphorst)

Frankenstein's Army 2013

Monsters can be lots of fun, especially an army of monsters being created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein during World War II. However, monsters without any context can be painfully boring, and that’s just what Frankenstein’s Army is… a tedious film that would have been better as a 15-minute short.

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You Won Corn: Children Of The Corn III: Urban Harvest

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What do Children of the Corn 2 through 7 and Halloween 6 through 8 have in common? Nobody wants them, and that’s why they’re living comfortably together as a nine movie set in Walmart dump bins across the country. Echo Bridge has re-packaged the Children of the Corn sequels over 25 times (on both DVD and Blu-ray). Children of the Corn 666: Issac’s Return seems to be their favorite, it has been included in several sets including the 15-Film Man Cave Sci-Fi set, 8-Film Haunted Hallows set, just to name a few.

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Lake Placid 4: The Piranha 3D Sequel Horror Fans Wanted

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Anyone who followed the careers of John Gulager, Marcus Dunstan, and Patrick Melton from Project Greenlight Season 3 to Feast 3 knew that they were the wrong choice for Piranha 3DD. That’s why I was so flabbergasted when Dimension announced that they would be the creative team behind the Piranha remake’s sequel. Alexandre Aja was able to do with Piranha 3D what all three Feast films attempted to and failed at. He managed to mix horror and comedy without relying on too many bad one-liners and wink at the camera moments. Not a simple feat! Many horror filmmakers have tried unsuccessfully at making the perfect horror/comedy cocktail. Just ask Adam Green or Tim Sullivan.

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Movie Review: Ooga Booga (2013, Dir. Charles Band)

Ooga Booga 2013, Dir. Charles Band

Charles Band’s new streaming service really captures the essence of the grindhouse experience. The website looks like it was designed on Angelfire in the 1990s, and creating and accessing your account can be a nightmare if you make even one mistake. When I finally figured out how to rent Ooga Booga, I couldn’t get the movie to go full screen and I was forced to watch the entire film in a small box. It’s like Band re-imagined the rundown theaters of 42nd street on the internet. All you need is $2, a few junkie friends, a sticky floor, and grindhouseflix.com will transport you to the sleazy 1970s world of second-run theaters.

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