Creepshow TV Talk– 0:12
“Paganini Horror” Review– 2:36
“Undertaker” Review – 11:09
“Two Evil Eyes” Review –20:05
“Closing Time” Review – 29:40
“From Beyond the Grave” Review – 35:52
“The Bleak” Review – 44:04
Flashback “Gutterballs” Review – 47:55
Hammer Time “The Reptile” Review w Jeremy – 56:10
James L. Edwards Interview – 1:11:10
Answers “Favorite Convention and favorite memory from a convention? – 2:01:13
Question of the Week “Favorite horror anthology not Trick r’ Treat or Creepshow?” – 2:07:00
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"Paganini Horror" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written by MrParka
Severin Films brings “Paganini Horror” to disc for the first time ever in the states. “Paganini Horror” is an absurd late entry in the Italian horror cycle from the director Luigi Cozzi (Contamination). Part Faust story, part dream logic slasher, and part rock and roll haunted house nonsense, this one is sure to entertain.
An all-girl rock band struggling to find music for their next hit gets a lost piece by Paganini, a famous composer. To their chagrin, the musical piece was traded for the ultimate price. While filming their latest music video the band becomes trapped in a mansion and must face a masked violin welding killer.
The “Paganini Horror” is essentially a slasher film with a bonkers set up. The insanity of the film actually makes it all the more entertaining with weirdo events happening at every turn. Characters fall through floors, victims end up covered in weird boils, and some are even electrocuted from an invisible force field that keeps them trapped. Horror staples Donald Pleasance and Daria Nicolodi help add to the hysteria with over the top performances. Is there anything better than Donald Pleasance tossing money into the wind while referring to the cash as “little demons”? Well maybe the scene where the terrified music video director dramatically screams, “Oh my God!” could give it a run for its money. Any well-adjusted person will find it quite hard to keep a straight face. The special effects range in quality; they are cheap, but sometimes effective. Some of the stabbings probably suffer the most. The knife wounds are close ups of cheap latex with blood spewing out. The set design and location are also interesting enough and, along with the bright colors, are appealing to the eye. The score is solid and is likely to stick around in your head after the credits roll.
Severin Films has included an interview with director Luigi Cozzi. Cozzi gives some nice insight on the production of the film and how it got off its feet. Including a great story about how at first he was to direct a biopic about Paganini starring Christopher Lambert. Severin Films has done a good job on a batshit Italian movie that should be watched with a group for maximum enjoyment.
From producer Fabrizio De Angelis (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND, KILLER CROCODILE), writer/director Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION, STARCRASH) and co-writer/star Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED, TENEBRAE) comes one of the most hard-to-find shockers from Italian Horror’s greatest decade: When an all-girl rock band records an unpublished song by Niccolò Paganini – the 19th century composer said to have sold his soul to the Devil – they will unleash a skintight spandex nightmare of extreme violins, cheesy power ballads, SUSPIRIA-influenced lighting and outlandish Satanic havoc that QuietCool calls “serious fun…it drips with as much love as it does with blood and gore.” Jasmine Maimone (DEMONS), Pascal Perciano (VOICES FROM BEYOND) and the legendary Donald Pleasence co-star in this “kooky, stylish and definitely recommended flick” (DVDExotica.com), now transferred in 2k from the original negative.
- Play It Again Paganini - Interview with Director Luigi Cozzi
- The Devil’s Music – Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi
- Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Paganini Horror” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/paganini-horror-le-blu-ray/
"Undertaker" Blu-Ray Review (Synapse)
Written by MrParka
Synapse Films brings the Japanese zombie flick “Undertaker” to Blu-Ray. “Undertaker” is a vastly imaginative and heartfelt independent flick featuring great effects, an intriguing story, and great main musical theme.
Ryouichi, a young boy, loses his sibling during the zombie apocalypse. Years down the road he has become an Undertaker. An Undertaker in this world is a man who goes into the wasteland and brings back body parts of zombies so that loved ones can have peace. Every time Ryouichi enters the wasteland for a mission he keeps his eyes open for his lost loved one so that he can finally get the peace he brings to others.
Although “Undertaker” is short and to the point, it manages to take a few pages from George A. Romero. Director/Writer Naoyoshi Kawamatsu has a focus on the little humanity left in the zombies. Although dangerous, they seem tragic. This addition of sympathy for the zombies by the audience and from Ryouichi helps give him some depth. The special effects are excellent; each zombie seems to have a unique look and malformation to it, from water logged to crippled spines. The zombies are so grotesque that you hope Ryouichi doesn’t come to his end by one of them. The fight scenes are done well and intense enough to keep the audience engaged. The film approaches its end at a short runtime of 65 minutes; another hour would have been welcomed. The film has a deep mythology to it and has a lot to offer even if we only get a glimpse.
Synapse Films has included a making of featurette as bonus material. The making of sheds some light on the key players and how much effort went into the film, from the fight choreographing to the directing and special effects. We also get a nice glimpse into the life of the director and how much he loves the genre. “Undertaker” is a great release from Synapse Films that let's zombie fans know when it comes to the undead some foreign territories are still putting out quality films.
Synapse Films presents UNDERTAKER - Director Naoyoshi Kawamatsu’s independent masterpiece, set in a horrific dystopian future.
A deadly virus outbreak is turning the people of Japan into flesh-eating zombies. The government intervenes, trying to separate the survivors from the infected. Ryouichi, a young boy who has his family and friends destroyed by the undead infestation, becomes an assistant to an Undertaker… a person hired by families to kill loved ones who’ve been turned. Armed with a modified shovel and a bag, Ryouichi roams the ruins of Japan killing zombies and collecting body parts to prove to grieving families that their infected loved ones are now at peace. Director Naoyoshi Kawamatsu presents a moving story set in a horrific dystopian future with his independent masterpiece, UNDERTAKER.
- Farewell to the Precious: The Making of UNDERTAKER.
- On Your Back - Original Short Film.
- Deleted Scenes.
- Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery.
Synapse Films – https://synapse-films.com/
“Undertaker” Blu-Ray – https://synapse-films.com/blu-ray/undertaker-blu-ray/
"Two Evil Eyes" Blu-Ray Review (Blue Underground)
A Double Dose of Terror from the Directors of DAWN OF THE DEAD and SUSPIRIA
The Masters of Modern Horror - George Romero and Dario Argento - bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero's The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own?
Martin Balsam (PSYCHO), E.G. Marshall (CREEPSHOW), John Amos (THE BEASTMASTER) and Tom Atkins (NIGHT OF THE CREEPS) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini (MANIAC). In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present TWO EVIL EYES in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, packed with exclusive new and archival Extras!
WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); Dolby Digital Mono (French)
Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of 'Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento'
Poster & Still Gallery
Two Masters' Eyes - Interviews with Directors Dario Argento & George Romero, Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor Tom Savini, Executive Producer Claudio Argento, and Asia Argento
Savini's EFX - A Behind-the-Scenes look at the film's Special Make-Up Effects
At Home With Tom Savini - A personal tour of Tom Savini's home
Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero
NEW! Before I Wake - Interview with Star Ramy Zada
NEW! Behind The Wall - Interview with Star Madeleine Potter
NEW! One Maestro And Two Masters - Interview with Composer Pino Donaggio
NEW! Rewriting Poe - Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
NEW! The Cat Who Wouldn't Die - Interview with Assistant Director Luigi Cozzi
NEW! Two Evil Brothers - Interview with Special Make-Up Assistant Everett Burrell
NEW! Working With George - Interview with Costume Designer Barbara Anderson
BONUS! TWO EVIL EYES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Pino Donaggio
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
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“Two Evil Eyes” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/two-evil-eyes-3-disc-limited-edition-blu-ray
"From Beyond the Grave" Blu-Ray Review (Warner Archive)
Bolt the door, lower the lights and settle in for a stylish five-episode supernatural shocker possessed of a shivery all-star cast and drenched in evil. Welcome to Temptations Ltd., a decrepit antique shop whose unwary customers get more than they bargain for from the wily proprietor (Peter Cushing). Much more. Go to the head of the horror class if you can predict who'll join the ranks of the doomed from among this role call of distinguished British actors: Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors, Lesley-Anne Down, Margaret Leighton, Donald Pleasence, Nyree Dawn Porter, David Warner and more. A mirror. A medal. A snuff box. An ornate door. All unleash novelty surprises for the characters - and you - in these wickedly horrific tales From Beyond the Grave.
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“From Beyond the Grave” Blu-Ray – https://www.wbshop.com/products/from-beyond-the-grave-bd
"Closing Time" Blu-Ray Review (Blind Sight Productions)
Eddy is convinced his father’s death wasn’t an accident and sets out to find the person responsible. Leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, things go from bad to worse when they think they finally have their man and take it out on his family. Add in a few vengeful spirits for good measure and things get a little weird.
“Closing Time” YouTube – https://youtu.be/65XiNCYuqxM
"The Bleak" DVD Review (Very Fine Crap Films)
More insane splatter gore from James Bell.
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Flashback Review "Gutterballs" Blu-Ray Review (Plotdigger Films)
I WARNED YOU NOT TO BOWL TONIGHTA brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley. One by one, players of two teams meet blood-drenched gruesome deaths at the hand of a black bowling-gloved masked killer. This alley runs red with blood by sunrise.
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Hammer Time Episode 23 "The Reptile" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
What strange power made her half woman, half snake?
"Director John Gilling's creepy tale about a small village in Cornwall suffering from an outbreak of mysterious deaths is one that should not be missed." – Bloody Disgusting
A deadly epidemic is spreading through the remote Cornish village of Clagmoor Heath. As darkness falls, its victims are found foaming at the mouth with savage wounds on their necks. After his brother falls prey to the "black death," Harry Spalding (Ray Barrett, Terror From Under The House) travels with his new wife (Jennifer Daniel, The Kiss Of The Vampire) to Clagmoor to investigate his sibling's mysterious death. With little help from the unfriendly locals, Harry follows a trail of clues that leads him to the sinister Dr. Franklyn (Noel Willman, The Vengeance Of She), the doctor's strange, but beautiful daughter (Jacqueline Pearce, Doctor Who) ... and a horrific family secret.
Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historians Steve Haberman, Constantine Nasr And Ted Newsom
NEW Interview With 1st Assistant Director William P. Cartlidge
The Serpent's Tale – The Making Of The Reptile
World Of Hammer – Wicked Women
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Reptile” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-reptile?product_id=7105
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Favorite Horror Anthology besides "Trick 'r Treat" and "Creepshow" ?
Paganini Horror – 1989 – Luigi Cozzi
Undertaker – 2012 – Naoyoshi Kawamatsu
Two Evil Eyes – 1990 – George Romero/Dario Argento
Closing Time – 2019 – Jim Roberts
From Beyond the Grave – 1974 – Kevin Connor
The Bleak – 2019 – James Bell
Gutterballs – 2008 – Ryan Nicholson
The Reptile – 1966 – John Gilling