Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Titles I can't believe are unavailable on DVD part 2!

The Alchemist is actually one I have never seen, and also I never really hear anyone talking about it. So who knows if it's actually worthy of a disc release, but it's got really cool poster artwork, and I love anything even resembling a horror movie, so...sure bring it on!

Aaaahhhhhh yeah! Now we're talking! This is definitely on my short list of must haves. Another one that I own on VHS. It's so friggin bizarre it's hard to put it into words what it's about. But here goes: A young boy along with his punkrock sister and conspiracy theorist survival nut grandfather must survive the invasion of a disgusting mutant blob dog alien, that has been transported to their house by their swinger parent's new satelitte dish. Throw in a failed aliens rescuer who's head explodes inside his platic bubble helmet and a huge breasted Elvira clone named Medusa to complete the feeling you are watching a fever dream put to film. I LOVE this movie!

Considering how popular any and all slasher films are, I'm surprised this one has been ignored for so long. Erupting from the golden age of slasher movies, Curtains is a fairly decent film, even better than some of the other films of it's type that have seen a digital format release. Six women are in a house trying out for a part in a director's film despite the ravings of an aged actress past her prime who feels she is still perfect for the part. They are picked off one by one, and in classic slasher formula, it's left for the audience to figure out if the killer is the eccentric director, the failed actress, or one of the girls themselves cutting away the competition. Creepy dolls, and a killer in an old man mask with long white hair are the memorable visual cues in this forgotten slicer and dicer.

Even more on the way soon!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Titles I can't believe are unavailable on DVD...

Considering the DVD format is slowly running out of steam, you would think it's because there is nothing left to put out as far as older catalog titles go. Well partly, that's accurate. But there are still a handful of genre titles that I can't believe are completely unavailable. Click on the movie posters for some gorgeous high quality scans courtesy of wrongsideoftheart.com

Believe it or not, this is my favorite adaptation of Clive Barker's works as it has the perfect mix of dark imagery, and blasphemous themes alongside the over the top nudity and gore missing from movies like Nightbreed. Hellraiser is fantastic, but it's SO dark that it usually fails in just simply entertaining me. I own this one on VHS but am scared to play it as I am sure the first time I try it will get eaten, or just disentegrate when the air hits it.

Ok, here is one that I can and have watched about 100 times. Really cartoonish and over the top, it has no gore except a small bit at the end, but it's the only movie in existence that shows exactly what the end result would be of a horny highschool professor that invents an invisibility formula. Absolutely overflowing with high quality tits and ass and it has some very nice casting choices for the girls: Debra Lamb, who if she had stayed with it could have had as big of a scream queen career as Michelle Bauer, Melissa Moore one of my favorites who can only be described as an amazon. Tall, and stacked. Also Shannon Wilsey, who was also the porn actress Savannah who tragically shot and killed herself after a disfiguring car crash in 1994. This is another I own on VHS and I simply treasure it!

Obviously meant to be a cash in on the Jaws craze, this I believe came out close to the release of Jaws 2. The monster is a giant carnivourous worm much like in Tremors, it's slithering grounds is a local beach where it burrows along until it finds sunbathers and then sucks them under the sand. It has the awesome tagline of "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water--you can't get to it." I remember the movie to be kind of boring, and the main character was a detective type that was kind of annoying but they made up for it by including John Saxon as well.

More to come soon!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Elvira's Movie Macabre launches tonight!

To all of you lucky bastards out there who win the lottery once a week, get everything you want for Christmas every year, and have careers as Tiffany Shepis' personal suntan lotion applier, you may also want to take notice that you also are probably one of the people who will get to watch the new version of Elvira's Movie Macabre starting tonight in syndication markets.

Here is a listing of available channels and airtimes:

Albany-Schenectady WNYA SAT 12:30 AM
Albuquerque KWBQ/KASY SAT 12:30 AM
Anchorage KYES SAT 10:00 PM
Atlanta WATL SAT 12:00 AM
Austin KNVA SAT 12:00 AM
Austin KCWX.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Bakersfield KUVI SAT 12:00 AM
Baltimore WBFF.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Baton Rouge WVLA.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Birmingham WVUA FRI 1:00 AM
Boston WHDH FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Burlington-Plattsburgh WPTZ.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Cedar Rapids KWKB TBA TBA
Champaign WBVI.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Charleston - Huntington WSAZ.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Charlotte WMYT SAT 12:30 AM
Chattanooga WTVC.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Chicago WCIU SAT 3:00 AM
Cincinnati WKRC SAT 3:00 AM
Cleveland WUAB.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Colorado Springs KKTV/KKTV-DT2 SUN 1:00 PM
Columbia, SC WZRB SAT 12:00 AM
Columbus, OH WWHO FRI 3:00 AM
Corpus Christi KTOV SAT 9:00 PM
Dallas WFFA.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Davenport WBQD SAT 10:00 PM
Dayton WRGT.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Des Moines KDMI.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Detroit WDIV FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Dothan WDFX SAT 2:00 AM
El Paso KDBC.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Elmira WETM/EETM SAT 10:00 PM
Eugene KEVU SUN 8:00 PM
Evansville WAZE SAT 12:00 AM
Flint WNEM-DT2 SAT 12:00 AM
Fresno KMPH.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Ft. Myers - Naples WFTX SAT 12:30 AM
Ft. Smith KFDF.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Green Bay WIWB SAT 3:00 AM
Greensboro - H. Point WGHP SAT 3:00 AM
Greenville - N. Bern WCTI.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
GSA WNEG.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Harlingen - Weslaco XHRIO/KSFE SUN 2:00 AM
Harrisburg-Lancaster WGAL.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Hartford & New Haven WTIC.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Honolulu NHON SUN 2:00 AM
Houston KIAH SAT 2:00 AM
Huntsville - Decatur WTZT SAT 9:00 PM
Indianapolis WTTV/WXIN.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Jackson, MS WRBJ SAT 10:00 PM
Jacksonville WCWJ WED 2:00 AM SAT 2:00 AM (OPT)
Kansas City WDAF SAT 2:00 AM
Knoxville WVLT/WVLT-DT2
Lansing WSYM SAT 2:00 AM
Las Vegas KVVU SAT 2:30 AM
Lexington WTVQ-DT2 SAT 11:00 PM
Little Rock KARZ SAT 12:00 AM
Los Angeles KDOC SAT 12:00 AM
Louisville WYCS SAT 1:00 AM
Macon WPGA SAT 5:00 PM
Madison ETVW SUN 1:00 AM
Memphis WMC.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Milwaukee WMLW SAT 12:00 AM
Minneapolis KSTC.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Mobile WFNA SAT 12:00 AM
Montgomery WCOV.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Myrtle Beach-Florence WMBF.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Nashville WTVF.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
New Orleans WUPL SAT 12:00 AM
New York WPIX.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Norfolk - Portsmouth WSKY SUN 2:00 AM
Omaha KXVO SAT 7:00 PM
Orlando - Daytona WKCF/WESH SAT 12:00 AM
Panama City WJHG TBA TBA
Parkersburg WTAP TBA TBA
Peoria WAOE SAT 1:00 AM
Philadelphia WPHL.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Phoenix KAZT SAT 3:00 AM
Pittsburgh WTAE.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Providence WPRI/WNAC/WNAC.2 SAT OR SUN 2:00 PM
Raleigh-Durham WRAC.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Reno KRNV.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Richmond-Petersburg WUPV SUN 1:00 AM
Rochester NY WHAM/EHAM SAT 10:00 PM
Rochester- Mason-Austin KIMT-DT2 SAT 11:00 PM
Sacramento KQCA SAT 2:00 AM
Salt Lake City KCSG SAT 12:00 AM
San Antonio KCWX SAT 1:00 AM
San Diego XETV SAT 11:00 PM
San Francisco KFTY SUN 2:00 PM
San Francisco KOFY SAT 1:00 AM
Savannah WGSA SAT 11:00 PM
Seattle KVOS SAT 10:00 PM
Shreveport KSLA.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Sioux Falls KCPO TBA TBA
South Bend WCWW SAT 12:00 AM
Spokane KAYU.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Springfield, MO KRBK
St. Louis WRBU SAT 12:00 AM
Syracuse WSYR SAT 12:00 AM
Tampa WTTA SAT 9:00 PM
Toledo WMNT SAT 10:00 PM SUN 12:00 AM
Tucson KTTU SAT 12:00 AM
Tulsa KOTV.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Twin Falls KSAW FRI 3:00 AM
Tyler-Longview KYTX-DT2 SAT 11:00 PM
Waco-Temple KWTX/KBTX FRI 3:00 AM
Washington, DC WDCW.2 FRI 2:00 AM SUN 1:00 AM
Wilmington WMYW SAT 12:00 AM

Now it may seem like a lot of stations (and really, it is) but if you don't live within direct transmission of these specific channels, that means you are someone like myself that has to deal with the ridiculous FCC regulations that require you to obtain a waiver gaining you permission to have access to a channel from another area. Sometimes these waivers take up to 45 days to go through, and in a lot of cases are denied.

That is a problem in itself, but it's also compounded by the fact that the above list of channels only hit the internet 2 days ago which gives 75% of the human race no time at all to take the neccessary steps needed to see the show. I could have started this whole process a long time ago and be watching tonight, but nope, why should they care about something as pesky as ratings?

A further word of warning: If you are looking for the show in your program listings and cant locate it under Elvira, or Movie Macabre, try looking for Night Of The Living Dead. That will be the first movie Cassandra airs, and it has been reported that there has been problems with some markets listing the program under the title of the movie to be shown instead of Elvira's Movie Macabre. Hopefully that will be ironed out soon.

Congratulations to Cassandra Peterson and her continued success. The above photo was taken a few weeks ago, and it always amazes me how she can remain untouched by time for so long!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Help I.D.'ing Eli Roth in Piranha 3D

Hey I have looked all over the internet and cant find this info. Even imdb simply lists it as Wet Tshirt MC. I remeber his name (or at least what he was called by another character) as being really hilarious but I can't remember what it was. Can anyone help me figure it out?

wishing for horror dvd's...

The DVD format must really be tanking. It's almost late September and this time last year we were all nearly buried with the amount of horror movies being released on DVD, not just new titles, but a large mountain of older, catalog titles.

This is the 2nd week in a row, that I have looked at Netflix's New This Week page, and there is not a single horror movie title in the bunch. WTF studios?!?! Halloween is just around the corner!

Let's step it the fuck up people!!!!!