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Why Is This Taking So Long? Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review

Is Brawl in Cell Block 99 a brutal triumph or does it get the beat down?

The Wait Is Finally Over! We Finally Have Our Suspiria Blu-rays!! Suspiria (Steelbook) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots (Updated)

With a wait time of three-plus years for Synapse to restore and release Suspiria on blu-ray, the question has to be asked: was it worth the wait? Yes. Yes, it was.

Love And Horrible Monstrosities Are A Foot In Bride of Re-Animator: A Film Review

Re-Animator is one of the best horror films ever made. Does it's sequel, Bride of Re-Animator do its predecessor proud?

Place Your Bets! Freddy Vs Jason Review

Was Freddy vs. Jason worth the wait or do we just want Freddy and Jason to go away?

What A Beautiful Blue Eye! John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.

Escape from L.A. was John Carpenter's first and only sequel. Does he make a film that is on-par with the original or is this another film that he would rather forget?

Christmas Eve Is The Scariest Damn Night Of The Year! Silent Night, Deadly Night (Scream Factory) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

One of the most notorious slasher films comes to blu-ray for the second time, this time from Scream Factory, so you know that it will be a force to reckon with.

Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys? Batman (1989)

Does Tim Burton's film stand the test of time or does it feel like it is "of its time"?

By Walking Off That Plane You Cheated Death: Final Destination (2000)

In 1996, the world was taken by storm with Scream, a fairly entertaining slasher film that tried really hard to be smart. Scream would start a new wave of slasher films, a subgenre that hadn’t seen a good day in years. After Scream we got I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Valentine and sequels to other franchises hoping to become relevant, such as Halloween H20 and Bride of Chucky.
While everyone was talking about these newer slasher films, a small film was released and did pretty well.

That film was Final Destination.
Produced on a budget of $23 million, Final Destination isn’t a slasher film but follows a lot of the same of the clich├ęs that slasher films do.
The film is about a group of high school students who get off a plane after one of the students, Alex, has a premonition about the plane blowing up. The students that get off with Alex are mad that they can’t get back on the plane but are sort of relieved when the plane actually blows up.

This opening, where we se…

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Christened In Blood, Bathed In Sin: Ruby (1977) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

Ruby is a film that is clearly trying to be its own thing while aping off of other films in the process. While it doesn't steal from these other films, it does try to remind us of these other films whenever it can. The film works best when it is doing its own thing, but even then it does so in a somewhat confusing manner.

Bitch Is Hardcore: Slither Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

There needs to be more films like Slither. Here is a film that came from a studio that has fun with the genre without creating a Cinematic Universe or worrying about sequels.

Satanism + Cheerleading = An Old-Fashioned 70's Film: Satan's Cheerleaders Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

Greydon Clark's Satan's Cheerleaders is one of those films that you rent because of the title and then are disappointed when the film didn't live up to the title. The film does have some things going for it, but they are few and far between. Still, the film is campy as hell and can be fun.

Top to Bottom: The Films of Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder is a polarizing director. While he has many, many fans, he also has just as many detractors. One thing that everyone can agree on is that he can make a scene or an actor shine. Snyder’s films are always beautiful, but a lot of times this beauty comes at the expense of story and characters. Style of substance is the name of the game for Snyder.

Here are Snyder’s films, ranked Top (Best) to Bottom (Worst) (Spoilers ahead!!!)

1. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

It should come as no surprise that Dawn of the Dead would top this list as it is Snyder’s best film by far. Snyder was not a known property then, so he was able to make the film that he wanted without people judging it before it came out. Actually, people were judging it before its release, but not because of Snyder. They were judging it based on the fact that it is a remake of a classic horror film. Audiences did not know that it was a good film until they actually saw it.

The film has one of the best openings in the last 17 years…

Slaughter High (Blu-ray) VS. Slaughter High DVD. Which One Gets the Slaughtering?

Commentary with co-writers and co-directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten

Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini featuring Isolated Music and FX Selections

Michael Felsher, who produced the special features for this blu-ray, starts out the track talking about how the original master tapes for the score cannot be located. He explains that the track is taken from a mono music and effects audio track, one that is used for foreign markets so the distributors don’t have to dub in effects and music. I appreciated the fact that Felsher took the time to explain why this is the more traditional “isolated score” track. Felsher then interviews Manfredini for about 25 minutes and the rest of the track is the score and effects.

Going to Pieces with co-writer/co-director Mark Ezra (18m 29s, HD)

Ezra takes us through the whole story of Slaughter High, from its beginnings as April Fools Day (changed to not confuse the audience with two films called the same thing. This is also why April Fools D…