Friday the 13th Part III Corpse Pamela Figure

The Friday the 13th Part III Corpse Pamela Figure is the latest collectable from NECA.

“The original killer from Friday the 13th is back! Jason’s mom, Pamela Voorhees, dies in the first movie but appears again in the third instalment of the slasher series.

The “Lady of the Lake” figure depicts Pamela as she appears in Chris’ dream: a nightmarishly rotted body emerging from Crystal Lake to pull Chris in. The detailed figure is fully pose-able and stands 8” tall, featuring synthetic hair and distressed clothing.

The resealable clamshell packaging has custom artwork created by Jason Edmiston just for this release.

Release Date: Q2 2019″

Related:

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary (2017)

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A Cadaver Christmas aka Zombies at Christmas – USA, 2011

‘Zombies for the holidays’

A Cadaver Christmas – aka Zombies at Christmas – is a 2011 American comedy horror feature film directed by Joe Zerull from a screenplay co-written with Daniel Rairdin-Hale and Hanlon Smith-Dorsey who also star.

Plot:

United by terrifying and bizarre circumstances, the janitor, the drunk, the bartender, the cop, his perp, and the student security guard must fight to undo the professor’s work.

A dark force is at work in the cadaver lab this Christmas and this unconventional band of heroes are the only hope the world has against an army of living corpses that are quickly recruiting new members….

Reviews:

“The film focus mostly on the slapstick comedy element and doesn’t have a lot of gory scenes. The comedy is hit or miss and I didn’t think it was very funny. It should be said that I rarely do find that horror / comedy films work very well though, so I’m not surprised that I didn’t care much for this one.” Torstein Karlsen, Cinema Terror

“Mixing elements of Braindead and Feast, with a few other splatterific titles referenced along the way, A Cadaver Christmas tries hard for most of its runtime, but it becomes clear after the first few scenes that this is a slight film built around a few set-pieces that aren’t as memorable as they were in the minds of the men writing the script…” Kevin Matthews, For It Is Man’s Number

“Co-scenarist Hale does the angry-nerd-turned-superhero to perfection, but Smith-Dorsey is particularly funny as the dimmest bulb onscreen. Feature directorial debutant Joe Zerull keeps the silly tale just pacey, deadpan and loopy enough to buoy it several degrees above Troma-style low camp.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

“There are some great scenes that get punctuated by some genuinely funny lines (“He stabbed Eddie in the neck with a desk!”) and some visual gags that actually made me laugh. Credit should also be given to Hale (who also produced as Daniel Rairdin-Hale) for his committed performance as the janitor.” William S. Wilson, Video Junkie

Main cast and credits:

  • Daniel Rairdin-Hale … The Janitor (as Dan Hale)
  • Hanlon Smith-Dorsey … Tom Tunninbum
  • Yosh Hayashi … Sam Sheriff
  • Ben Hopkins … Eddie
  • Jessica Denney … Kristen Stable
  • Andrew Ryan Harvey … The Perp (as Andrew Harvey)
  • Michael Kennedy … Professor Hildencress
  • Mark Weitzel … Zed Cadaver
  • Matt Cox … Plunger Face Cadaver
  • Megan Cox … Broken Foot Cadaver

Filming locations:

Blue Grass and Davenport, Iowa, USA

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THe Hive – USA, 2014

The Hive is a 2014 American science fiction horror feature film directed by David Yarovesky (BrightBurn) from a screenplay co-written with Will Honley. The movie stars Gabriel Basso, Sean Gunn, Kathryn Prescott and Gabrielle Walsh.

Plot:

A young man suffering from amnesia must dig deep into the far reaches of his mind to remember who he is and save the love of his life before a virus that has infected him takes over…

Reviews:

“There are moments within The Hive that work very well, and it’s a promising first effort from director Yarovesky, but it ultimately ends up feeling half-baked in spite of it tackling on a deeper than usual story.” Daniel Kurland, Bloody Disgusting

” …it’s a brutal, occasionally heartbreaking tale of societal collapse and the dangers of scientific exploration. By frequently bouncing from past to present, Yarovesky balances two vastly different tones and manages to string them together seamlessly. The film works successfully as both a teen drama and an infection-based horror film.” Blair Hoyle, Cinema Slasher

“The overall plot was properly introduced and elaborated upon, what began as a slow paced, cliché script morphed into a cleverly written conspiracy thriller. The practical effects were superb, the effects team didn’t transform the characters into typical zombie deviations.” Kage Einjeru, Decay Mag

“Instead of being an effective horror movie that has a love story at its heart, it ends up being a jumbled, unfocused, obnoxious mess that jumps back and forth so much, that at one point we didn’t even care what was happening anymore… which sucked” The Horror Club

“The camerawork was very quick with few scenes lasting more than a handful of seconds, it is for want of a better word MTV! Fast scene-to-scene and then going from one time to another. The FX were absolutely top-notch and by the look of it all physical where possible. Some really grimy and nauseating moments were all the better for the physical FX.” Andy Deen, UK Horror Scene

Cast and characters:

  • Gabriel Basso … Adam
  • Sean Gunn … Dr. Baker
  • Kathryn Prescott … Katie
  • Gabrielle Walsh … Jess
  • Jacob Zachar … Clark
  • Elya Baskin … Yuri Yegorov
  • Elaine Kagan … Subject 14
  • Talitha Eliana Bateman … Kayla (as Talitha Bateman)
  • Sonya Eddy … Nurse
  • Todd Christian Hunter … Pilot (as Todd Hunter)
  • Peter Mackenzie … Man in Suit
  • Ivo Nandi … Alexsandr
  • Sonya Krimsky … Mrs. Baker
  • Mary Elizabeth Boylan Mary Elizabeth Boylan … Dr. Baker’s Receptionist
  • Steve Agee … Kevin
  • Koosha Yar … Puraj
  • Michael St. Clair … Priest
  • Brekkan Spens … Camper
  • Aurelia Scheppers Aurelia Scheppers … Current Girl #1
  • Madelaine Petsch Madelaine Petsch … Current Girl #2
  • Velinda Godfrey … Current Girl #3
  • Alexandra Grossi … Current Girl #4
  • Stephen Blackehart … Soldier #1
  • Mike Escamilla … Soldier #2
  • Angie Menze … Shower Girl

Trivia:

Not to be confused with ant attack movie The Hive (2008).

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Christmas with the Dead – USA, 2012

‘The Christmas spirit never dies’

Christmas with the Dead is a 2012 American  comedy horror feature film directed by T.L. Lankford [as Terrill Lee Lankford] from a screenplay by Keith Lansdale, based on a story by Joe R. Lansdale. The movie stars Damian Maffei, Brad Maule and Chet Williamson.

Plot:

In his quest to fulfil a promise made to his wife, Calvin sets out to right his wrongs and make it the best Christmas ever for his family. If only it weren’t June and the majority of the population, including his wife and daughter, hadn’t been turned into flesh-eating snappers by a mysterious atmospheric phenomenon, he’d be in pretty good shape.

Driven by guilt in a race against the apocalyptic clock, Calving teams up with G.M., a wily ex-garbage man turned undead slayer, as together they attempt to deck the halls during the most magical time of the year. It’s Christmas in June. And snappers be damned… The lights and decorations are going up.

Reviews:

“…clever, and quite funny, tongue-in-cheek humor abounds herein, from the snappy, knee-slapping dialog…the caustic, albeit laughable interaction of the characters…even to the zombies themselves, who shamble, jerk, spark and ‘pop’ about, as if they were uncontrollably plagued by perpetual body Tourette’s Syndrome…” Kevin Moye, Cinema Head Cheese

“Hilarious, scrappy, and even creepy!” Chris Alexander, Fangoria

” …comes to life with some snappy dialogue and a crafty sense of humor. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise as legendary scribe Joe R. Lansdale wrote the short story of the same name. Adapted for the (small) screen by his own spawn Keith Landsale, we finally have a shot-on-video, amateur acted, low-renter that is actually well-written, through no fault of its own.” Thomas T. Sueyres, Video Junkie

Cast and characters:

  • Damian Maffei … Calvin – Haunt; The Strangers: Prey at Night; The House That Cried Blood short; Night of the Pumpkin short; Nikos the Impaler
  • Brad Maule … G.M.
  • Chet Williamson … Reverend Mac
  • Clyde Williams … Driver
  • Madeline Brassell … Tina
  • Marsail Carlo … Snapper
  • Katie Chambers … Snapper bride
  • Adam Coats … Ray
  • Jennifer Daniel … Snapper
  • David Evett … Snapper
  • Kristen Hall … Gate snapper
  • Sheri Hambrick … Nana zombie
  • James Harris … Santa snapper
  • Jaime Hedrick … Snapper
  • Christopher Shea Howard … Man with shotgun

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Curse of the Blind Dead – Italy, 2018

Curse of the Blind Dead is a 2018 Italian horror feature film directed by Raffaele Picchio (The Blind King; Morituris) from a screenplay by Lorenzo Paviano, based on a storyline by Francesco H. Aliberti from characters created by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and Amando de Ossorio. The Mafarka Film production stars Aaron Stielstra, Alice Zanini, Francesca Pellegrini and Bill Hutchens.

Plot:

In the Thirteen Century, a group of Satan worshipers, the Knight Templars, is captured during a ritual and brutally murdered by the locals. Just before the execution, the Knights swear to return from their graves to haunt the village and the nearby forest.

Centuries later, in a post-apocalyptic future, a man and his daughter try to survive against both the undead knights and a sect commanded by a mad preacher…

Curse of the Blind Dead will be released in 2019, at a date to be confirmed.

Cast and characters:

  • Aaron Stielstra … Michael
  • Alice Zanini … Lily
  • Francesca Pellegrini … Lynn
  • Bill Hutchens … Abel
  • David White … Paradise Man
  • Jennifer Mischiati … Karen
  • Douglas Dean … Grand Master
  • Gloria D’Osvaldo … Woman (prologue)
  • Micky Ray Martin … Kain
  • Sean James Sutton … Priest
  • Giulia Anna Nacca Kapelanczyk … Paradise Girl
  • Yoon C. Joyce … Paradise Scavenger
  • Francesco H. Aliberti … Blind Dead Leader

Related:

Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971)

Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

The Ghost Galleon (1974)

Night of the Seagulls (1975)

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ZOMBIE Blu-ray Review – Fulci’s Fantasy Island Gut-Muncher Gets a Spit & Polish

Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Olga Karlatos, Al Cliver

Directed by Lucio Fulci

Distributed by Blue Underground


When the topic of zombie films is brought up, the question for me isn’t “fast vs. slow” but “American vs. Italian” because, really, those are the two countries that have done more to get flesh eaters on the map than anywhere else. On the U.S. shores, Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978) is nearly impossible to top, delivering social commentary, gross-out gags, richly developed characterization – and he did it all with style. Plus, a score by Italy’s progressive rock outfit Goblin (billed as “The Goblins” in the opening credits) only further elevated the groundbreaking feature. Italian filmmakers are always looking for a hit film to unofficially sequelize into oblivion – thanks to a weird copyright rule allowing for such things – and George’s seminal sequel was fertile ground. Just one year later, Italian writer/director Lucio Fulci, who at that time was best known for his giallo pictures, took up the reins and delivered what is arguably Italy’s greatest undead feature, Zombie (1979, a.k.a. Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters, et al.). What Fulci’s film lacks in subtlety and social awareness it more than makes up for with gruesome FX work and horrific death scenes, key selling points for getting it banned or censored in countries across the globe.

After New York City cops find a zombie aboard her father’s boat, Anne (Tisa Farrow) travels to the Caribbean with journalist Peter West (Ian McCulloch) to visit the island of Matul, her father’s last known whereabouts. There, Dr. Menard (Richard Johnson) and his wife, Paola (Olga Karlatos) run the local hospital, which has seen an outbreak of dead patients returning to life. The villagers think voodoo ritual is to blame, a claim Dr. Menard finds dubious. Anne and Peter hook up with Brian (Al Cliver) and Susan (Auretta Gay), a couple sailing around the islands, and secure passage to Matul. Bad move. The island is beginning to teem with the undead and there isn’t much time before the place is overrun. What begins as an exploratory mission quickly becomes a frantic attempt at escape. Also, a zombie fights a shark.

Fulci gets so many elements of this film right – atmosphere, gore, story, decent characterization – but everything is practically overshadowed by one key moment (that he reportedly wasn’t even there to shoot). Of course I’m talking about the epic undersea battle between a waterlogged zombie and a tiger shark. This fight is fake like professional wrestling is fake, and no matter how many times I watch this movie it blows my mind that a shark trainer in full zombie make-up wrestles a fearsome beast (a friggin’ tiger shark; those things eat anything). The fact all of this is competently shot underwater, in the open sea, with the shark practically acting (after what I’m sure were many, many takes) while a sorta-stuntman spews fake blood and gnashes at its tender white underbelly… can’t get away with that shit these days. It’s an astonishing sequence in a movie filled with enduring cult moments.

Not only are the make-up effects exquisite but I was shocked by how well all of it holds up under the scrutiny of a brand-new 4K restoration. Usually seams and latex and make-up become more readily apparent – no so here, largely thanks to the Italians’ love of chunky, splattered gore effects. There are the expected hordes of generic flesheaters shuffling around, but Fulci frequently features zombies with distinct looks, usually swathed in smoky atmosphere and appearing like an apparition ripped right from the pages of an E.C. Comics issue, such as the famous “worm-eyed zombie” that adorned U.S. posters alongside the legendary tag line “We Are Going To Eat You!” Cinematographer Sergio Salvati deserves much praise for his tight lensing and lighting that set an unmistakable mood which captures the essence of horror.

Tying all of these elements together is a gut-churning synth score, courtesy of frequent Fulci collaborator Fabio Frizzi. The soundtrack runs the gamut from lumbering lo-fi keyboard themes to tropical island motifs, settling viewers into each scene with complementary mood music. Frizzi has gone on tour in recent years to perform his most famous themes, this among them, proving the endurance of his work.

Toss out those old VHS tapes (yes, really, you hipster Luddites). DVDs and Blu-rays both domestic and imported because Blue Underground’s new 4K restoration is the end-all-be-all on home video. The 2.40:1 1080p image is shockingly pristine, completely contradicting its low-budget roots with a picture that might as well be a literal window into another world. The print is gore-geous. The colors all pop with incredibly vibrancy. Black levels are dead-on. Film grain, while slightly variable, looks filmic and fluid. The only possible way I could ever see this movie looking better would be a legit 4K release. Undoubtedly, some of the best work Blue Underground has ever done, and if you’re familiar with their transfers that’s saying a lot.

Rejoice, fans of original language tracks and English dubs because both audio options are present, with the disc including English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio in both 7.1 and 1.0 mono flavors. There is also a French Dolby Digital 1.0 mono track, too. My usual rule is the schlockier a film is, the more likely I am to go with a dub. The multi-channel English option sounds fantastic, frequently making use of the rear speakers with respect to the original audio mix. Frizzi’s main theme has real gusto in lossless, and the hypnotic beat of the island drums will cause viewers to lull into a state of relaxation before whipping back into full panic. Subtitles are available in… big breath… English, English SDH, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Russian, Swedish, and Thai.

In addition to the revelatory a/v quality, Blue Underground has also packed this three-disc set with tons of legacy features, new features, and the film’s soundtrack on CD.

Disc 1 includes an introduction to the film by Guillermo del Toro, two audio commentary tracks – one with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films, the other with star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine editor Jason J. Slater, When the Earth Spits Out the Dead – Interview with Stephen Thrower (which is expectedly scholarly and packed with tons of vital information), a couple trailers, a couple TV spots, four radio spots, and a poster & still gallery.

Disc 2 is where all of the cast & crew interviews can be found. Included are Zombie Wasteland: Interviews with stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and actor/stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua; Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio de Angelis; Deadtime Stories – Interview with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti; World of the Dead – Interview with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati; Zombi Italiano – Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto de Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino de Rossi; Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi; All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci; Zombie Lover – Guillermo Del Toro Talks About One of his Favorite Films.

A third disc in the set contains Fabio Frizzi’s score on CD. Additionally, the set also includes a 22-page booklet, featuring an essay by Stephen Thrower alongside imagery from the film. All of this is housed in a lenticular slipcover, of which three different variations are available.

Special Features:

  • NEW – Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW – Interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Guillermo del Toro Intro
  • Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories – Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover – Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS CD – ZOMBIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi
  • BONUS Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower

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The Dead and the Damned aka Cowboys & Zombies – USA, 2010

The Dead and the Damned – aka Cowboys & Zombies – is a 2010 American Western horror feature film edited and directed by Rene Perez (It Hungers; From Hell to the Wild West; Playing with Dolls trilogy; The Obsidian Curse; et al) from a screenplay co-written with Barry Massoni. The movie stars David Lockhart, Camille Montgomery, Rick Mora and Robert Amstler.

Plot:

1849: During the California Gold Rush, Mortimer receives a bounty for Brother Wolf, a Native American accused of carnal crimes. Mortimer ostensibly buys a young woman, Rhiannon, as a wife but in reality as bait to lure out Wolf. However, once he meets Wolf, Mortimer becomes dubious about the charges against him.

Meanwhile, a group of prospectors unleash a zombie virus when they attempt to mine a meteorite. Mortimer, Rhiannon, and Wolf must band together to stop the zombies…

Reviews:

“With a small principal cast of solid actors, effective use of a standing frontier town set, and skilful direction that manages to be clever without pretentious, plus a well-honed script that doesn’t waste a word, Cowboys and Zombies is great viewing. Exciting, sometimes scary, never silly or self-indulgent and a commendably taught 82 minutes.” MJ Simpson, Cult films and the people who make them

“With too little plot and too little visual imagination to justify a feature runtime, we’re left with plodding scenes of predictable exposition, poorly executed action and lingering gazes at bare breasts peppered with occasional minutes of something approaching genuine entertainment.” Gareth Jones, Dread Central

” …The Dead and the Damned must get kudos for trying. The Old West town set is a bit questionable, but everything else — the horses, the gunfights, Brother Wolf — is definitely above the standard “Hey, let’s put on a show!” feel which some low-budget indies have. The acting is pretty good, most notably Lockhart, although there are some moments where I felt as if the actors were waiting for their cues.” Mike Long, DVD Sleuth

“The film’s low budget is obvious but not too much of an impediment. The sets are on par with those of a western theme park. The costumes, although far from historically accurate, serve their purpose. The dialogue is obviously not chronically correct, exacerbated further by inexperienced actors. The score is all over the place…” Alex DiVincenzo, Horror News

“Another problem with this film is the pacing and quick habit of advancing the story by way of montage or music video […] The Dead and the Damned had a lot of potential, on both sides of the camera, and it could have succeeded with a bit more experience.” Horror Talk

“Soundtrack and the usual lower budget film jitters aside, there is a certain level of fun to be had with the mix-up of genres. The western aspect supersedes the horror tangent, but it’s a nice character driven change of pace that seems iffy at first but proves to be a winning idea come climax.” Brett H., Oh, the Horror!

Filming locations:

Near Yosemite National Park, Central California

Release:

The Dead and the Damned premiered at the Another Hole In the Head film festival on July 17, 2010. It was released on DVD in the US on July 26, 2011, and in the UK on August 1, 2011.

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Johnny Z – USA, 2019

Johnny Z is a 2019 American action horror feature film directed by Jonathan Straiton ( Night of Something Strange) from a screenplay co-written with Ron Bonk (Gut Pile, Satan’s Cannibal Holocaust, Sexquatch: The Legend of Blood Stool Creek). The Hurricane Bridge Entertainment movie stars Michael Merchant, Felix Cortes, Jason Delgado, David E. McMahon and Ellie Church.

Plot:

“An action-horror feature film about a half human, half zombie named Johnny who’s blood holds the cure to the zombie epidemic. After escaping Nordac, an experimental medical prison, Johnny comes under the guidance of a martial arts Grandmaster named Jonray. Together they embark on a journey to find a missing doctor while battling their own personal demons.”

 

For more information visit: johnnyzmovie.com

Cast and characters:

  • Michael Merchant … Johnny
  • Felix Cortes … Jonray
  • Jason Delgado … Crisanto
  • David E. McMahon … Frank
  • Ellie Church … Lars
  • Trey Harrison … Vin
  • Wayne W. Johnson … Monster Boy
  • Billy Garberina … Bossman
  • Ron Bonk … Mr. Clark
  • Ryan LaPlante … Fisher
  • Nathan Ludwig … Hamil
  • Brett Janeski … Daniels
  • Ryan Felker … The Technician

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Nazi Overlord – USA, 2018

‘Experience the horror of war’

Nazi Overlord is a 2018 American action-horror feature film directed by Rob Pallatina (Alien Seige; Flight 666Alien Convergence) from a screenplay by Scotty Mullen. The Asylum production stars Tom SizemoreDominique Swain, Anthony Jensen and Matthew Amerman.

The movie is obviously a mockbuster take on J.J. Abrams’ Overlord.

Plot:

A D-Day rescue mission turns deadly when a band of soldiers discovers a group of Nazis creating horrific experiments that will all but ensure Allied defeat if the creations escape…

Reviews [may contain spoilers]:

“When the movie does finally get to the main plot as advertised… in the final 20-odd minutes, that is… there are moments of fantastic gore, however sadly the movie mostly consists of the characters tied to chairs watching little mutant mosquitoes attack people behind a pane of glass and the two lead scientists arguing back and forth. That’s pretty much it. The zombies play almost zero role in the movie except for a very quick scene…” Jeffrey Long, The B-Movie Shelf

Cast and characters:

  • Tom Sizemore … TBC
  • Dominique Swain … Dr. Eris
  • Anthony Jensen … President of the United States
  • Matthew Amerman … Brisco
  • Greg Furman … Lt. Haas
  • Trent Mills … Sam Collins
  • Damian Joseph Quinn … Grey
  • Andrew Liberty … Captain Rogers
  • Benjamin Schnau … Peter Hofman
  • Michael Wannenmacher … Doctor Brünner
  • Ego Mikitas … Constantin
  • Brendan Petrizzo … Soldier / Starving Patient
  • Seth Rakos … Soldier
  • Michael J Claman … St. John
  • Asger Folmann … Dr. Von Straten

Release:

Nazi Overlord was released on November 13, 2018 on DVD and VOD.

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Analog Nightmares: The Shot-on-Video Horror Films of 1982 – 1995

Analog Nightmares: The Shot-on-Video Horror Films of 1982 – 1995 is a 2018 American book by Richard Mogg (director of Massage Parlor of Death Bigfoot Ate My BoyfriendTeenage Slumber Party NightmareEaster Bunny Bloodbath; et al), issued by RickMoe Publishing.

“The most comprehensive, all-inclusive look at the history and evolution of shot on video horror films. In 1982, BoardingHouse became the first shot on video feature-length horror film ever made. Totally lensed on videotape, the film was later transferred to 16mm and blown-up to 35mm for theatrical exhibition.

In 1983, David A. Prior shot Sledgehammer on video and eventually released the film on videotape. For the first time, analog video became the format used in motion picture productions. It was smeary, messy and it wasn’t film… but it was cheap.

In 1985, United Home Video boldly released Blood Cult with the claim it was “the first movie made for the home video market.”

The booming popularity of video stores coupled with a never-satisfied demand for content ensured these films longevity. Soon hundreds of titles followed, all video-created features by independent unknowns. They weren’t from Hollywood. They weren’t trained. But they had a lot of heart and a love for horror. And they made their own movies against the odds.

For the first time ever – Analog Nightmares has brought these films together. Everything from BoardingHouse to Zombie Holocaust individually reviewed, categorised and presented chronologically by production year. Over 260 films!

Featuring in-depth interviews with the filmmakers themselves – some speaking for the very first time: Tim Boggs, Mark Polonia, Donald Farmer, Tim Ritter, Joel D. Wynkoop, Doug Stone, Andrea Adams, Gary Whitson, Dave Castiglione, Phil Herman, Eric Stanze, James L. Edwards, Walter Ruether, Todd Jason Cook, Nick Millard, David “The Rock” Nelson, Ron Bonk.”

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