May 15, 2018

2000 Maniacs (1964) (Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis)

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Connie Mason, Thomas Wood, Jeffrey Allen
  • SYNOPSIS: The mayor and citizens of a Civil War ghost town greet tourists. Made by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
  • RUN TIME: 88 Minutes
  • TAGLINES:
    • An Entire Town Bathed In Pulsing Human Blood! Madmen Crazed For Carnage!
    • Brutal… Evil… Ghastly Beyond Belief!
    • Gruesomely Stained In Blood Color!
    • A town of madmen crazed for carnage!
    • The Most Diabolical Device Ever Contrived… Designed Solely for Carnage by a Town of Madmen Crazed with BLOOD LUST!

 

 

 

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Doctor Blood’s Coffin (Directed by Sidney J. Furie)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Kieron Moore, Hazel Court, Ian Hunter, Fred Johnson, Kenneth Warren, Andy Alston, Paul Stockman, John Romane, Gerald Lawson, Paul Hardtmuth
  • PRODUCER: George Fowler
  • SYNOPSIS: The doctor’s biochemist son puts a bad person’s heart in the year-old corpse of a widow’s husband.
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RUN TIME: 92 Minutes
  • STUDIO:

 

  • TAGLINES:
    • A Monster created from the depths!
    • We dare you to look into…Doctor Blood’s Coffin

 

 

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It’s Alive / It’s Alive 2 / It’s Alive 3

  • Blu-ray
  • GENRE: Horror/Suspense
  • This is a multiple-item set containing these film/programs:
  • It’s Alive (1974) (Director: Larry Cohen)
  • STARS: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan
  • PLOT: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster that kills the team in the delivery room and escapes through a skylight. Lieutenant Perkins comes to the hospital to investigate the murder and the press divulges the identity of the parents. Frank discovers a dark secret about Lenore and the baby.
  • TAGLINES:
    • Whatever it is, it’s alive and deadly.
    • There’s only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby… IT’S ALIVE
    • It was born three days ago. It has killed seven people. Its parents are human beings. Whatever it is, it’s alive!
    • It’s newborn, it’s alive, and murder is what it knows best.
    • The ONE film you should not see alone
    • Save your screams until you see its face.

 

 

It Lives Again (1978) (Director: Larry Cohen)

  • STARS: Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan
  • PLOT: An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.
  • TAGLINES:
    • The “It’s Alive” baby was only the beginning…
    • The ‘It’s Alive’ Baby is back… Only now there are three of them.
    • The monster child returns – but now there are three!

 

 

It’s Alive III: Island Of The Alive (1987) (Director: Larry Cohen)

  • STARS: Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon
  • PLOT: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
  • TAGLINES:
    • They do something worse than kill. They multiply.

 

 

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The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (Directed by Michio Yamamoto)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Kayo Matsuo, Midori Fujita, Toshio Kurosawa
  • SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the runaway success of the British and American gothic horror films of the sixties, Toho studios brought the vampiric tropes of the Dracula legend to Japanese screens with The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula three spookily effective cult classics collectively known as The Bloodthirsty Trilogy. In The Vampire Doll, a young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend s isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history. Lake of Dracula begins with a young girl suffering a terrifying nightmare of a vampire with blazing golden eyes. Eighteen years later, the dream is revealed to be a hellish prophecy when a strange package containing an empty coffin mysteriously turns up at a nearby lake. In Evil of Dracula, a professor takes up a new post at an all-girls school only to discover the school s principle conceals a dark secret and the pupils are in grave danger.

The Vampire Doll (1970) (Directed by Michio Yamamoto)

  • STARS: Kayo Matsuo, Akira Nakao, Atsuo Nakamura
  • PLOT: Keiko and her friend are trying to find her missing brother after he disappeared visiting his girlfriend Yuko.
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066600/

 

Lake of Dracula (1971) (Directed by Michio Yamamoto)

  • STARS: Midori Fujita, Chôei Takahashi, Sanae Emi
  • PLOT: A doctor investigates the murders of several women at a lakeside resort. His investigation leads him to believe that a vampire is responsible for the murders. He sets out to track the vampire down.
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067503/

 

Evil of Dracula (1974) (Directed by Michio Yamamoto)

 

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Apartment 212 (2017) (Director by Haylar Garcia)

  • Blu-ray
  • ORIGINAL TITLE: Gnaw
  • STARS: Penelope Mitchell, Sally Kirkland, Kyle Gass
  • PLOT: Jennifer Conrad is a small-town girl starting over in the big city. Fleeing an abusive relationship, all she wants is a chance to begin again. But it is hard to start over when something is eating you while you sleep . . . one painful bite at a time.
  • https://www.facebook.com/apartment212movie/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5641542/

Review on The Horror Times

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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) (Director by Jim Wynorski)

  • Blu-ray – 2-Disc Special Edition
  • STARS: Dick Durock, Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan
  • PLOT: The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
  • TAGLINES:
    • America’s favorite super hero is back in action!
    • Why can’t men be more like plants?

 

 

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May 16, 2018

M.I.A.: A Greater Evil (2018) (Directed by Abishek J. Bajaj)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Valerie Bentson, Lamou Vissay, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Dan Renalds, Eoin O’Brien
  • SYNOPSIS: A group of American college students embark on an expedition in search of gold throughout the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Their dreams quickly unravel when an unintended detour leaves the group lost and wandering where many before them have curiously disappeared. A terrifying encounter at night makes them realize that they are not alone. Tensions brew, as echoes of the Vietnam War follow them through the battle-ravaged jungle. Will they find an escape or become the next victims of a savage and grisly war?
  • GENRE: Mystery, Thriller, War
  • RUN TIME: 86 minutes
  • https://www.facebook.com/miaagreaterevil
  • http://89dreams.com/films/miaagreaterevil/
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May 18, 2018

Cargo (2017) (Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke)

  • Release Date: May 18, 2018 (Netflix)
  • Official Synopsis: In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy and Kay have holed up on a houseboat with their one-year-old daughter, Rosie. Their protected river existence is shattered by a violent attack, which sees Kay tragically die and Andy infected. Left with only 48 hours before he transforms into one of the creatures they have fought so long to evade, Andy sets out on a precarious journey to find a new guardian for his child. A flourishing Aboriginal tribe are Rosie’s best chance of survival – but with their merciless attitude toward the afflicted, they also pose a grave threat. A young Indigenous girl becomes Andy’s only chance of safe passage into this sacred community. But unfortunately, the girl has no desire to return to her people – she is on a quest to cure her own infected father by returning his stolen soul. Each in their own way is seeking salvation… but they will need to work together if they hope to achieve it.
  • STARS: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter
  • RUN TIME: 105 Minutes
  • IMPORTANT TRIVIA NOTE: This film is a full-length feature film remake of the earlier recent Australian short film Cargo (2013). The interval between the two film productions, which share the same name, is about four years.
  • TAGLINES:
    • He is her only hope. And her greatest threat.
    • The Most Precious of All
    • The future is fragile
    • He is her only hope… and greatest threat.
    • He is his daughter’s only hope… and her greatest threat
  • https://www.facebook.com/thecargofilm/
  • https://www.cargo.film/
  • http://www.umbrellaentfilms.com.au/movie/cargo/

 

 

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Poison Sweethearts (2008) (Directed by Andrew and Lucas Campbell)

  • Blu-ray
  • Stars:  Raymond Turturro, Ashleigh Holeman, Roza Haidet
  • PLOT: On the depraved streets of Cleveland, young women are dealt hard lives. Trudging through days of filth, poverty and crime, they do what they can to survive.
  • RUN TIME: 70 Minutes
  • TAGLINE:
    • Women… who can’t take it anymore!