Awesome news for fans of documentaries and Anime. As someone who is getting increasingly frustrated with the state of modern day “cinema”, I find myself turning more and more to documentary films and TV series. You can try Docplay for 30 days for free. $6.95 per month afterwards.
Madman proudly presents CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI, a month-long celebration of the complete theatrical works, and more, from the acclaimed animation house – in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand, from August 24th to September 20th, 2017. Continue reading
It can’t come soon enough to fill the two week void waiting for the next episode of Twin Peaks, but is something to look forward to.
David Lynch the Art of Life is available for pre-order on DVD from Madman Entertainment. Available on the 13th of July.
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors.
Former cult video store manager turned guerrilla film-maker and B film detective goes looking for the two-foot-nine James Bond of the Philippines… and it’s now a book! The Search for Weng Weng documentary is followed by a revealing talk and Q&A with author/filmmaker Andrew Leavold.
Spot Philippines (Oggs Cruz) “…a film that reveals as much of being Filipino as the life and demise of Weng Weng… The most amazing thing about The Search for Weng Weng was how it told a very Filipino story, one that is so familiar since it ponders on exploitation, missed opportunities, fortune and tragedy within show-business, but from foreign eyes… Leavold has created a masterpiece out of an obsession.”
The Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda in Victoria, Australia has a touch of Hollywood glamour about it at the moment, for currently residing amongst its leafy suburban streets is Marneen Fields, an American actor, singer-songwriter and former movie and television stuntwoman, who is temporarily based in the area while she works on several upcoming music and video projects. Fields will be hitting the stage to enlighten and entertain patrons of the grand old Astor Theatre on September 28, when she introduces a screening of the classic 1977 Clint Eastwood action film The Gauntlet, on which she worked as a stuntwoman, performing a hair-raising and dangerous leap from a moving goods train onto the hard Arizona desert floor.
In the mid 2000s DVDs were a booming business. Cult, Horror and Exploitation fans were in heaven with awesome films being released by companies such as Blue Underground, Synapse, Cult Epics, Severin and Unearthed Films. I shudder at the amount of cash I dropped on single box-set releases compared to how cheap DVDs are today. I’m pretty sure I paid about $150 for this super mega awesome coffin box-set of the films, so worth it though,
In his first film as writer/director, Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED, TWO EVIL EYES) single-handedly created the giallo genre and instantly emerged as the filmmaker critics worldwide hailed as ‘The Italian Hitchcock’.
Sam, an American writer in Rome, witnesses a murder attempt on the wife of the owner of an art gallery by a sinister man in a raincoat and black leather gloves. The woman survives, and the police say that she is the first surviving victim of a notorious serial killer. But when they fail to make any progress with the case, Sam decides to investigate on his own, turning up several clues that point in the direction of just one possible suspect – assuming that he really knows who he’s looking for…
Screen legend Vincent Price stars in this, the first, and finest, adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic horror/sci-fi novel I Am Legend. After a plague wipes out the human race, Dr. Robert Morgan (Price) struggles with loneliness – and his sanity as the monotony of the unending days broken only by his daily hunts for vampires! One day on his solitary travels he runs across another human: is she a mirage, or real? This existential masterpiece ratchets up the tension, and keeps it up, until the last thrilling frame.
Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. One day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba collapsed on the school campus. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two — the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.
The reigning masterpiece of Italian horror cinema, Mario Bava’s Black Sunday remains one of the most stylishly photographed of all horror films, ranking with any other black-and-white film of lasting repute. This was the master cameraman’s official directorial debut, and his striking compositions are the work of a genuine artist in peak form. Loosely adapted from a story by Nikolai Gogol, this chilling vampire tale begins in 17th-century Moldavia, where the evil Princess Asa (Barbara Steele) is executed for witchcraft and vampirism, along with her brother Javutich (Arturo Dominici). Two centuries later, a pair of traveling doctors discover Asa’s crypt and inadvertently revive the evil princess, whose scheme of vampiric revenge is aimed at her own identical descendant Princess Katia, an innocent beauty (also played by Steele) whose lifeblood will ensure Asa’s immortality.
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Vampyros Lesbos: Blu-Ray
Master horror filmmaker Jess Franco (Count Dracula) established a formidable reputation in Spanish exploitation cinema throughout the 1960s and 70s. Arguably one of his most infamous and cult-worthy works, Vampyros Lesbos, is a tripped-out erotic cocktail of nudity, psychedelic soft-core lesbianism and sexy vampire action. Countess Nadine Carody (the stunning Soledad Miranda in one of her final performances) is a sapphic vampiress with an insatiable thirst for female blood. Luring young women to her isolated island… she romances them and then kills in ecstasy! Linda Westing (Ewa Strömberg) falls under the Countess’ seductive spell, only to discover a living nightmare she may never be able to escape. Driven by Franco’s famous retro soundtrack, outrageous sets and blood glistening makeup, this uncut high-definition version captures the pure essence of his unique spin on Bram Stoker’s eternal tale of horror.
“You’re never too old to play with dolls until you’re dead!” A group of flustered travellers take refuge at a mansion during a night time thunderstorm. What seems like a good idea at the time for young Judy Bower (Carrie Lorraine), her father David (Ian Patrick Williams), stepmother Rosemary (Carolyn Purdy-Gordon) and tag-along Ralph Morris (Stephen Lee) soon becomes a nightmare of unparalleled horror. Generously offered overnight lodgings by the mansion’s mysterious owners Gabriel and Hilary Hartwicke (Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason), it soon becomes apparent that their innocent visitors are destined to become the playthings of their macabre and murderous toy dolls – to do with as they bloody-well like! A creepy cult favourite from genre champion Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and producer Brian Yuzna (Re-Animator), featuring grisly creature effects from the legendary John Carl Buechler (Troll, Ghoulies), Dolls set the spooky standard for pint-sized terror tales that influenced the likes of horror hits Child’s Play and Puppetmaster.
You can pre-order the DVD now on Amazon.com.
HONEYSPIDER has teamed up with Vultra Video to release the film on Limited Edition VHS!!!
Only 100 tapes are available and the package is killer – this is a must have for any collector!
See below for complete details and pre-order your copy NOW at the official Myers House NC store – http://myershousenc.storenvy.com (this is the ONLY place you can buy the VHS).
HONEYSPIDER LIMITED EDITION VHS:
- LIMITED TO 100 (69 BLACK TAPES & 31 BLOOD SPLATTERED WHITE TAPES)
- HAND-NUMBERED SLEEVE
- HONEYSPIDER DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK
- 11×17 ‘SLEEPOVER SLAUGHTERHOUSE III’ POSTER
- AUTOGRAPHED HONEYSPIDER PROMO CARD (SIGNED BY JOSH HASTY, KENNY CAPERTON & MARIAH BROWN)
- HONEYSPIDER 1” BUTTON
- NEON GREEN “HORROR” DOT STICKER 4-PACK TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR VHS BOX
- VULTRA VIDEO STICKER.
HONEYSPIDER is a cult throwback film that takes place in 1989 on Halloween day and follows college student Jackie Blue as she slowly unravels, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. HONEYSPIDER is written and produced by Kenny Caperton (‘Deviling,’ ‘All Hallows Evil: Lord of the Harvest,’ and owner of the infamous Myers House NC) and directed by Josh Hasty (Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ documentary) of Paramount Scope. The film stars Frank Aard (‘April Fool’s Day’ remake), Joan Schuermeyer (‘Zombieland’ and RZ’s ‘Halloween 2’), Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills (‘Bombshell Bloodbath’) and Mariah Brown.
It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater’s Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!