Monthly Archives: October 2009

New Happy Birthday to Me ad features a Quote from Retro Slashers

The new print ad for Happy Birthday to Me includes a quote from Lance Vaughan’s Retro Slasher review for the film.  The quote can be found directly below the dvd and beside the Amazon logo.  To read Lance’s review click … Continue reading

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Halloween II Retrospective in Fango #288

Any Halloween fan wanting to know more about the rest of the night HE came home should check out Pat Jankiewicz’s interesting retrospective in the current issue of Fangoria. Director Rick Rosenthal reveals how behind-the-scenes battles between John Carpenter and … Continue reading

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DVD Reminder: Evil Face (1974)

Hitting tomorrow on October 27th from Mya/Ryko is an old one you might not be familiar with – EVIL FACE (1974) starring the eternally disturbing Klaus Kinski. Baron Ivan Rassimov, a brilliant doctor, died horribly during a fire burst in … Continue reading

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DVD Reminder: Black Devil Doll (2009)

On October 27, Jonathan Lewis’ BLACK DEVIL DOLL is finally released! See what all the fuss is about. Five beautiful young women… one evil, murderous puppet. Heather thought that a Ouija board was nothing but an innocent child’s game. Little … Continue reading

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Amsterdamned (1988) Review

You have to hand it to Amsterdamned – it’s got one hell of a gimmick. By 1988, the slasher genre had given us killers who hid their faces behind hockey masks, gasmasks, clown masks, William Shatner masks, owl masks, pillow … Continue reading

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Retro Jukebox: Prom Night

[audio:] PROM NIGHT (1980) – Track #2 – Paul Zaza & Carl Zittrer

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Gore House Greats Collection

Slasher fans rushing to Wal-Mart in search of Happy Birthday to Me should keep their eyes open for the $5 Gore House Greats Collection.  Most of the 12 films in the collection rank somewhere between bloody awful and drive-in trash, … Continue reading

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Halloween Screenplay (Rob Zombie)

It all starts with the screenplay. Whether you liked the HALLOWEEN redux or not, it’s worth taking a look at the original script to see how the project developed from paper to screen. Halloween – Early draft script by Rob … Continue reading

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Theatrical Reminder: The Stepfather (2009)

For those interested, the remake of THE STEPFATHER (1987) releases to theaters October 16th. Be sure to share your thoughts on the film, surely handicapped without Terry O’Quinn. David Harris (Dylan Walsh), very much a “family values” man who mysteriously … Continue reading

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DVD Reminder: Happy Birthday To Me (1981)

Streeting October 13th comes the new HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME DVD from Anchor Bay, featuring the original theatrical score that was previously replaced for the Sony edition a few years back, plus restoring original cover elements.

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