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Today on VOD: Anthology Horror Goes Southbound

Posted by John Squires on February 9, 2016

The team behind the V/H/S series heads Southbound (review) with a new anthology film, which just hit theaters in NY and LA this past weekend. It expands to select regional theaters on February 12th, 13th, 19th, and 26th, and the best news is that it arrived on VOD today. RENT IT!

Directors of the individual segments are Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin, and Patrick Horvath. Kate Beahan, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Susan Burke, Zoe Cooper, Gerald Downey, Karla Droege, Larry Fessenden, Dana Gould, Hassie Harrison, Davey Johnson, Nathalie Love, Hannah Marks, Tipper Newton, Maria Olsen, Kristina Pesic, Matt Peters, Anessa Ramsey, Fabianne Therese, Tyler Tuione, Chad Villella, Justin Welborn, David Yow, and Mather Zickel star.

Synopsis:
Weary travelers confront their worst nightmares — and darkest secrets — over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway in this spooky anthology that merges five tales of death and mayhem on the open road.

Mitch and Jack are on the run from their past when they turn up, blood-splattered, at a lonely roadside diner; an all-girl rock group called Siren must rely on the kindness of strangers when their tour van breaks down at the side of the road; a harried businessman is desperate for help from an unusual 9-1-1 operator in the aftermath of a car accident; a frantic gunman bursts into a bar demanding to know the whereabouts of a girl in a photograph; all hell breaks loose when masked men interrupt a family vacation.

These interlocking tales of terror and remorse are rooted firmly in the logic of “Twilight Zone” and EC Comics morality plays, each one winding seamlessly into the next. The result is original, cohesive, and consistently fun — a Möbius strip of ghoulish frights on an endless road.

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Screen Media Acquires Joe Dante-Produced Thriller Dark

Posted by John Squires on February 9, 2016

Partially funded through Kickstarter and produced by Joe Dante (Gremlins), psychological thriller Dark draws inspiration from 2003’s real-life blackout in New York City. It marks the narrative feature debut of Nick Basile (American Carny), and we’ve got a little update for ya today.

Screen Media has just acquired U.S. rights to the film, so expect a release date soon!

Basile directed Dark from a script written by Elias.

The cast includes Michael Eklund (“Bates Motel”), Brendan Sexton (Boys Don’t Cry), Whitney Able (Monsters), and Alexandra Breckenridge (“American Horror Story”).

Synopsis:
Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

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Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise Gets a Crazy New Trailer

Posted by John Squires on February 9, 2016

Acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) brings J.G. Ballard’s seminal 1975 sci-fi novel High-Rise to the screen this year, and ahead of the April 28th release date, yet another trailer has arrived. It may be the best one to date, teasing all the wacky mayhem to come. Dig it!

Scripted by Amy Jump, the film stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Crimson Peak), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), and Elizabeth Moss (“Mad Men”). It chronicles the savage breakdown of social order inside a giant residential apartment block.

Synopsis:
High-Rise stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife, Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble, and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

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AMC’s Preacher Casts Jackie Earle Haley as Sadistic Villain

Posted by John Squires on February 9, 2016

Jackie Earle Haley has a knack for playing seriously twisted individuals, whether we’re talking Freddy Krueger in that awful Nightmare on Elm Street remake or a creepy pedophile in Little Children. The actor will again get his evil on in AMC’s “Preacher,” and we’ve got the details for ya.

THR reports that AMC has enlisted the Oscar nominee for a six-episode arc in the upcoming series. He’ll be playing iconic graphic novel character Odin Quincannon, described as a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville County, Texas.

The chief employer in town, Odin runs Quincannon Meat & Power, a 125-year-old family run cattle slaughterhouse business. Odin is a member of the local KKK branch and clashes multiple times with main character Jesse Custer, with the latter eventually discovering him having sex with a mannequin made out of meat products.

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Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic series from Vertigo, Preacher revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a badass Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns that God has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down and hold him responsible for his abdication. Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga), Jesse’s beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers.

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Director Set for The Empty Man Graphic Novel Adaptation

Posted by John Squires on February 9, 2016

Written by Eisner Award winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del, graphic novel The Empty Man was published back in 2014, and it’s already headed to the big screen. 20th Century Fox has optioned the book, and a director has been hired. Read on for details!

Per Deadline, the studio has set David Prior (AM1200) to write and direct the feature film adaptation, and the project comes from Fox’s first look deal with Boom! Studios. Prior is mostly known for producing and designing documentary special features for the likes of David Fincher, Peter Weir, the Coen brothers, Michael Bay, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, and Guillermo del Toro.

The graphic novel is a supernatural thriller about a terrifying entity that may be responsible for a string of mysterious disappearances in a small Midwestern town.

Boom! Studios CEO and founder Ross Richie and president of development Stephen Christy will produce, with Adam Yoelin co-producing.

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Most Ridiculous Action Figure EVER – John Carpenter’s The Fog

Posted by Steve Barton on February 9, 2016

You know, there’s a fine line between brilliant and psychotic and this latest collectible from Death By Toys rides it like a razor. Hold on to your asses, kids, you’re not gonna believe this one.

From the Death By Toys Website:
Are you prepared for a highly articulated, fully lifelike, extremely detailed and movie-accurate representation of one of horror’s most terrifying villains? Well, are you at least ready for cotton balls that I mounted to cardbacks? Either way, The Fog: The Action Figure is rolling in.

I probably should’ve started by saying this is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever made. That being said, at no point during production did I say to myself, “This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever made. I should stop.” Instead, I said, “This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever made. I should keep going.”

Despite the fact that it is just pulled-apart cotton, I’m still relatively pleased with the way the cardbacks came out. Seems like that poster art was meant to be turned into card art.

I made a bunch of them (because I’m an asshole), but I couldn’t justify charging my usual custom price of $50 each for something like this. So I put them up on eBay for $25 a piece.

Now here’s the sick thing… as absurd as this is… and oh, yes, it is absurd. I think I need this like yesterday!

CLICK HERE TO BUY ONE.

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Exclusive Cabin Fever Clip Becomes Something Else

Posted by Steve Barton on February 9, 2016

Director Travis Zariwny’s remake of Cabin Fever, which is headed our way on February 12th, is just itching to make your skin crawl; and right now we have an exclusive clip for you cats. Salve not included.

Look for this one in theaters in New York and Los Angeles as well as On Demand.

Gage Golightly (“Teen Wolf”), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Nadine Crocker, Matthew Daddario, and Samuel Davis star.

Synopsis:
Executive producer Eli Roth presents this reboot of his instant classic gorefest, which features all new characters and all new kills. This story is familiar: Fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying – only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. What’s surprising are the ingenious new deaths, which offer a fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone. 

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: February 9, 2016

Posted by Sean Brickley on February 9, 2016

There are 11 total releases this week, fiends. Pretty much every one is a recent production, including Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, which is probably the biggest title of the bunch. I think del Toro’s ability to bring his imagination to life on the big screen is brilliant, so I will be grabbing a copy of this for my collection.

Our one classic this week is 1971’s A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin from the mind of another legend in the genre, Lucio Fulci. This is a must-have for collectors of Giallo Blu-rays.

Outside of those releases, everything else here is relatively fresh with the exception of 2000’s Nutbag, 2012’s Red Krokodil, and 2011’s Back From Hell.

I hope everyone has a happy Valentine’s Day this upcoming weekend. Just remember that if you see someone in a gas mask carrying a pick-axe, it may be best to not cross his path. Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

Back from Hell (2011)

Back From Hell (2016)

Starring:

Shawn Scarbrough, Larry DuBois, Matt Hundley

Synopsis:

Jack, an up-and-coming Hollywood actor, sells his soul to Satan and returns home after he is unable to fulfill his end of the pact. After being attacked by hooded men, Jack meets up with his old childhood friend, who is now priest named Father Aaron. Together, the two must now fight the forces of evil, battling demons, psycho killers, and even zombies! Massacre Video is proud to present the Michigan-lensed splatter thriller Back from Hell, directed by Matt Jaissle (The Necro Files, Legion of the Night, and Revolution 666), in an all-new, director’s-approved edition!

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Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak (2015)

Starring:

Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Synopsis:

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a gothic romance masterpiece starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.

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Cut Her Out (2016)

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Starring:

Denton Everett, Tiffany Heath, Jake Austin, Natalie Jones

Synopsis:

Plagued by nightmares and obsessive sleepwalking, Darcy Baker can’t purge her mind of the animalistic abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her mother. When Darcy’s therapist Ryan is informed that her family homestead, the very source of her nightmares, has been abandoned, he is eager to get her back there and pull the suppressed memories to the surface. Upon arriving at the decrypt house, Ryan and Darcy uncover the existence of ten year old Sam, a feral mute, who has a painful secret. Ryan risks it all to try to heal both Sam and Darcy, but their connection is far more dangerous than anticipated.

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E.N.D. (2016)

E.N.D. (2016)

Starring:

Regina Orioli, Patrizio Cigliano, Antonio Bilo Canella, Francesco Sannicandro, Francesca Antonucci

Synopsis:

Three different times, three different places, three different steps… of the plague.

Day 1. Italy. In a funeral home. The owner of the agency, the hearse driver and the make-up man are forced to deal with an epidemic spread by cocaine. Soon, the corpses ready for the burial wake up in their coffins.

Day 1466. When the epidemic already devoured the whole country, an American soldier and a pregnant woman are surrounded by zombies in a cabin in the woods. When the woman gives birth to her baby, the man understands that he has no more chance for survival.

Day 2333. The country is divided in two factions. Some of our characters preserved themselves. Some… remained human beings.

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Freaks of Nature (2015)

Freaks of Nature (2015)

Starring:

Ed Westwick, Josh Fadem, Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Joan Cusak

Synopsis:

In Freaks of Nature, we welcome you to Dillford, where three days ago, everything was peaceful and business as usual: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle.  But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived in Dillford and put an end to all the harmony. Now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out, blood-sucking, brain-eating, vamp-staking mortal combat – and all of them are on the run from the aliens.  It is up to three teenagers – one human, one vampire, and one zombie – to team up, figure out how to get rid of the interplanetary visitors, and try to restore order to this “normal” little town.

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Hangman (2016)

Hangman (2016)

Starring:

Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Amy Smart, Eric Michael Cole

Synopsis:

Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

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A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971)

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Starring:

Stanley Baker, Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Anita Strindberg

Synopsis:

Carol Hammond, the frustrated wife of a successful London lawyer, is having bizarre, erotic dreams about her uninhibited neighbor, Julia Durer, who presides over noisy, sex and drug filled parties in the house next door. One night, Carol’s dreams culminate in violent death and she wakes to find her nightmares have become reality – Julia has been murdered and Carol is the main suspect. This frightening discovery is just the beginning of a labyrinthine psycho sexual shocker which takes the viewer on a wild ride through a series of frequently breathtaking set pieces that set new standards for the Italian thriller.

This first US Blu-ray release of the film, taken from the original negative, is the longest uncut version currently available and it comes with a host of exclusive extras. Directed by controversial film maker Lucio Fulci (The New York Ripper, House by the Cemetery, Zombie), Lizard in a Woman’s Skin is considered by many critics to be his finest achievement.

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Nutbag (2000)

Nutbag (2000)

Starring:

Mack Hail, Renee Baio, Alan Margolies

Synopsis:

Nutbag is the terrifying, true-life story of a man who murders without provocation. A lonely depraved killer stalks beautiful women in Las Vegas, where he kills at random. There seems to be no end to his madness. Nutbag welcomes viewers to enter the mind of a psychopath, feel his pain, and follow him in his daily life, watching as the blood flows. Massacre Video presents Nutbag, the first feature-length film from genre master Nick Palumbo, the director of the controversial 35mm epic Murder-Set-Pieces. Boasting an all-new transfer created from the original Nutbag master, this release is essential viewing for fans of confrontational cinema.

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Red Krokodil (2012)

Red Krokodil (2012)

Starring:

Brock Madson, Valerio Cassa, Simone Destrero, Viktor Karam

Synopsis:

Red Krokodil tells the story of a man meant to represent all men. It is the story of a man addicted to Krokodil , that suddenly finds himself alone in a post-nuclear city similar to Chernobyl. His physical decay, caused by the massive intake of drugs, is mirrored in his inner world, as reality mixes with hallucinations. The result is a film that uses the Krokodil as a metaphor of destruction.

This movie deals with many themes, from the environment to the use of drugs, but the story is just an excuse that director Domiziano Cristopharo uses to focus on a psychological condition that brings a total detachment from oneself and from the surrounding world. A dark trip that shows no way out.

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Sociopathia (2015)

Sociopathia (2015)

Starring:

Tammy Jean, Asta Paredes

Synopsis:

Sociopathia tells the story of Mara, a new breed of psychopath, one who on the outside appears to be an introverted girl-next-door, but secretly harbors a violent rage that threatens all who enter her world. Turning her victims into living dolls , Mara begins to lose her grip on reality when she falls in love with fledgling producer Kat. As her feelings grow stronger, she s unable to keep her demons at bay and her violent nature takes over, manifesting itself in brutal and disturbing ways.

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Zombie Croc: Evil Has Been Summoned (2016)

Zombie Croc Evil Has Been Summoned (2016)

Starring:

Robert Elkins, Brittney Scalf, Apryl Crowell, Crystal Howell, Tony Jones

Synopsis:

A team of researchers and a mysterious hunter known only as ”Crocodile Jack” venture into the swamp to battle a monstrous resurrected swamp beast that has been mutilating and devouring town locals. As they venture deeper into the swamps losing team members to the gigantic carnivorous undead reptile, they discover that a Voodoo Priest has been orchestrating the resurrection of not only the vicious ancient creature, but a horde of flesh eating zombies as well. It will take much more than big guns and brawn to stop the Zombie Croc!

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Freaks of Nature (Blu-ray / DVD)

Posted by Ted Hentschke on February 9, 2016

Freaks of NatureStarring Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Denis Leary, Vanessa Hudgens, Bob Odenkirk, and Keegan-Michael Key

Directed by Robbie Pickering

Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


I was a law student in a previous life, and something every prosecutor will tell you is that long deliberations are bad news. The longer you give people to mull over the details, the fuzzier the picture gets, and people start making their own narratives. Pursuing a fan theory forum or viewing a movie like Room 237, it becomes pretty clear that this holds true for film as well.

The more we think about the various nuances of a film, the more likely we are to inject our own meaning into a series of random images. Whats more, messages that are actually there either are overshadowed or accentuated beyond their place in the hierarchy of meanings. This is just a fancy way of saying that when we think too much about stuff, it’s usually bullshit.

Which is my dilemma, since Freaks of Nature is a film worth deliberating on. As a pitch, it sounds like something a twelve-year-old might come up with in a notebook titled “teh coolest mashups evar!!!!!!” Taking place in the town of Dillford, vampires, zombies, and humans are all getting along just fine. That is, until the aliens arrive to bring the apocalypse! Whoa, ho, slow down there! Throw in Amy Winehouse making out with Iron Man while Oprah eats doughnuts and farts, and you’ve got a Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer movie on your hands! Time to phone it in, cash it in, and put it in the bank!

On the other hand, this could be Peter Jackson level genius if done right. A self-aware, fun, fresh take might just offer up the right mix of satire and blood to push it over the considerable barrier the premise presents. Unfortunately, while it does get there at times, it’s inconsistent. The parts where the movie shines are glorious, and not just in an “I liked that joke more than the others” kind of way. Freaks of Nature is at times genuinely witty, insightful, and surprisingly new. When it’s not, it can be uncomfortably bad.

I attribute this mostly to the cast, whose comedic talent is inconsistent. Standout comedic performances by Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Odenkirk bring depth and variety to the already diverse cast. Patton Oswalt has a brief cameo, but no one plays a crazed nerd like Oswalt. Though I’ve long since soured to his abrasive style, Denis Leary sure does play a good asshole. Vanessa Hudgens does a great job as someone who’s way too high to care. When the supporting cast members are bringing their unique personalities to the screen, the movie is comic gold. The diversity of talent shines, and the interplay between the comedians is magic.

I didn’t feel the same personality from the main cast. Dag (Nicholas Braun) is an average high school kid, who just wants to bang his hot neighbor Lorelei (Hudgens). Petra (Mackenzie Davis) is an average girl, who can’t believe her luck when the hunkiest vampire in the school wants to take her to a vampire party. Ned (Josh Fadem) is a nerd whose jock father and brother just don’t get why he wants to be a scientist and figures that zombification will make all the pain go away. While none of the performances are bad, they don’t nearly match the supporting cast. I understand that the main characters have to be relatable and the side characters are caricatures, but I would have liked to see a little more personality in their performances.

What draws me into Freaks of Nature the most is that the monsters don’t just exist so that the film can have monsters. It’s a high school drama with monsters serving as a framework for their problems. Zombification is blatantly drugs, numbing all your pain and lowering your intelligence as long as you eat brains. Vampirism is analogous with your reputation, and once turned, you can’t live it down. Finally, being just a human is the struggle to find your own identity, unsure of where you fit in.

I didn’t really feel for Dag the same way I felt for Ned and Petra. As a survivor of high school, I just don’t really find the struggle to fit in that compelling. The motion picture classic image of jocks vs. nerds just isn’t really accurate in a post-Xbox world. Everyone is a little bit of everything nowadays, with only the extreme cases still persisting. However, even though I don’t really think nerds get tripped in cafeterias anymore, the lengths that Ned went to stop feeling pain is heartbreaking. I’ve known people who just check out and get high, so it hit me right in the feels.

Petra was the only character of the main cast I felt excelled at her role. As a young girl that just wants to fit in, she gives in to the dreamy vampire Milan (Ed Westwick) and allows him to drink her blood, thus turning her into a vampire. Milan then gets bored with her, leaving her alone with no one to support her during this change. Going to the store to buy blood, her neighbors are quick to judge and make assumptions. Doing the whole “vampire curse” thing is trite, since basically everyone would be willing to sleep during the day if it meant being hot and living forever. Making it an analogy for a bad reputation is brilliant, and Freaks of Nature sells this in several tiny ways. When Dag and Petra realize their love (of course they do) and make out, his inherent fear gets the better of him for a moment and he pulls away. It’s an incredibly realistic moment of doubt that perfectly reflects how reputation, deserved or otherwise, can change how even the people who care about you will treat you.

For a movie about a mashup of monsters duking it out, the world is surprisingly well realized. There’s an attention to continuity that I frankly was not expecting. There will be several times where you ask yourself, “Well… wait, how does that work?” expecting the plot to just glaze over it. And yet, almost every little detail is realized. Do vampires burn in the sun? Yes. How do they go outside? Sunscreen. Why is Ned smart one minute and dumb the next? Brains. Why is his name Dag? Because his parents are strange. Why do vampires explode when killed? All right, they don’t explain that one, but it is badass. This isn’t explained in a linear fashion, making letting go and just experiencing the ride more rewarding than picking at the details.

Freaks of Nature is a surprisingly fun and deep movie that is held back by some weak jokes and lame delivery. I’m sorry, but Chaz Sr. (Ian Roberts) was no Dead Alive Kung-Fu Priest. There will be parts that you don’t like, but the package as a whole is still very solid. For such a hokey premise, the amount of heart and charm they managed to inject is incredible. It’s pretty staggering that for a movie about vampires/zombies/humans/werewolves fighting aliens, it actually made me think and feel. With a main cast that could more expertly carry the script, this could have been a classic. As it stands, I doubt it’ll rise much above cult hit.

Not a lot to see here in terms of special features, unfortunately. Along with the obligatory gag reel and deleted scenes, there’s a pretty good alternate opening. This opening spells out a lot of the plot in storybook animation, starting the film directly with the opening chase scene and cutting out all the back story. It’s a good condensation of the first 30 minutes, and I can’t really say for certain that the movie would have been worse off without it. It’s pretty cool to watch the movie like this and just let the dialogue and character interaction fill the gaps, but I can definitely see why this wasn’t in the final version.

Special Features:

  • Cast Gag Reel
  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes

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Black History Month 2016: Top 20 Best Horror Movie Characters of Color

Posted by Staci Layne Wilson on February 9, 2016

It’s become a cliché: “The black guy always dies first” in a horror film. Of course, as times change, so do the movies; and the token cannon fodder has morphed into the main character in a good number of thrillers, slashers, and supernatural chillers.

The tide began to turn in the 1970s with the golden age of Blaxploitation, then things changed for the better when Candyman came along, and now we have all kinds of villains and heroes of color in fright flicks about vampires, monsters, shapeshifters, ghosts, demons, and serial slayers. It’s even better on TV (thanks, Shonda Rhimes, Bryan Fuller, and Ryan Murphy!); but for the sake of brevity, we’re sticking with features here.

In honor of Black History Month 2016, here are 20 of the best characters of color in horror films.

20. Duane Martin as Joel the Cameraman – Scream 2

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19. Geretta Giancarlo as Rosemary – Dèmoni

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18. Frankie Faison as Barney – The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon

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17. Fred Williamson as Frost – From Dusk Till Dawn

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16. Clarence Williams III as Mr. Simms – Tales from the Hood

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15. Glynn Turman as Isaac – J.D’s Revenge

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14. Yaphet Kotto as Parker – Alien

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13. Keith David as Frank – They Live

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12. Aaliyah as Akasha – Queen of the Damned

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11. Ken Foree as Charlie – The Devil’s Rejects

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10. Halle Berry as Miranda – Gothika

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9. Samuel L. Jackson as Neville – Snakes on the Plane

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8. Marki Bay as Sugar – Sugar Hill

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7. Grace Jones as Katrina – Vamp

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6. Duane Jones as Ben – Night of the Living Dead

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5. Scatman Crothers as Dick – The Shining

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4. Ken Foree as Peter – Dawn of the Dead

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3. Wesley Snipes as Blade – The Blade franchise

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2. William Marshall as Prince Mamuwalde – Blacula

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1. Tony Todd as Candyman – The Candyman franchise

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Honorable Mentions

  • Marlene Clark in Ganja & Hess
  • Miguel A. Núñez Jr in Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning
  • Sanaa Lathan in Alien vs. Predator
  • Laurence Fishburne in Predators
  • Keith David as Childs in The Thing
  • Will Smith in I Am Legend
  • Rachel True in The Craft
  • Pam Grier in Scream Blacula Scream
  • Kelly Rowlands in Freddy vs. Jason
  • All the Wayans in the Scary Movie franchise
  • Delroy Lindo in The Devil’s Advocate
  • Taye Diggs in The House on Haunted Hill remake
  • Brandy in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Morgan Freeman in Se7en
  • Jada Pinkett Smith in Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
  • Samuel L. Jackson in The Exorcist III
  • LL Cool J in Deep Blue Sea
  • Ving Rhames in the Dawn of the Dead remake

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