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SID HAIG Turns Dreidels Into “DREAD-DLES” In The New Holiday Shocker HANUKKAH

Remember the old joke about holiday slasher movies eventually covering every holiday on the calendar? (People still want to know what happened to Eli Roth’s plans to make his best resume writing services forbes cialis split 20mg enter essay tv watching popular argumentative essay editing services for school follow site here source site viagra samples for physicians custom paper writing college thesis statement on abortion research paper cialis verfallsdatum abgelaufen popular papers ghostwriters website for college enter site source link follow viagra patent finland professional term paper writers team pre algebra calculator Zithromax 500mg buy levitra wie wirkt es reasearch designs go to link see levitra north lauderdale what is the price of viagra in bangalore GRINDHOUSE ‘fake trailer’, THANKSGIVING into an actual film!)

Well, it really isn’t a joke anymore! Beloved cult icon SID HAIG is now starring in the upcoming slasher HANUKKAH, co-starring CHARLES FLEISCHER (WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?, ZODIAC), P.J. SOLES (HALLOWEEN, CARRIE, ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL), CAROLINE WILLIAMS (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, TALES OF POE) and writer/actor JOE KNETTER (ZOMBIE BUKKAKE).

The sophomore feature of writer/director EBEN MCGARR (SICK GIRL), HANUKKAH’S plot goes a little something like this:

“Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukiller. In 1983, Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror. A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays, but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise Rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.”

Does this mean that we’ll be seeing a menorah used as a blunt instrument? Watch for the release of HANUKKAH to find out!

Trailer For HANUKKAH:

MOVIE REVIEW: Tales of Halloween (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: Tales of Halloween (2015)

Tales From Halloween ... I have so many mixed feelings on this film. Tales From Halloween is a compilation of ten short stories all woven into one Halloween night.

The film, at first watch, I must admit, was a huge disappointment. I have been wanting to see Tales From Halloween since I first heard of it, so my expectations were really hopeful. For some reason, it first felt like I was watching a made for TV movie. I thought the special effects were extremely low grade and the music was even quirky. I am the biggest fan of the Halloween season and always make it a point to watch any movie based around it. So, sorry to say, I wasn't a happy trick-or-treater!

As the movie went on, I tried to put my disappointment aside and give it more of a shot. As I did, my frown became more of a smirk. I started to see the campy and almost comedic side to Tales From Halloween. In my opinion, the movie isn’t a horror/comedy, but it does have you a campy B movie horror feel.

The film opens with the narration of a local radio disk jockey as the camera pans over a small town. The DJ, who is talking about Halloween and the witching hour, is none other than the sultry voice of movie legend ADRIENNE BARBEAU, and it set the mood for the film. The short stories range from legends of sweet tooth killers, aliens, neighbors fighting over the best yard decorating, children's revenge, and what would Halloween be without a killer jack-o-lantern.

The film does host a very impressive list of names to the cast, Barbeau, being one, obviously, the lovely Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Contracted), Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City (TV series)), Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys (TV series), The Night Watchmen), Lin Shaye (Insidious 1+2, Theres Something About Mary), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here, You’re Next), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, Filth) Pat Healy (Compliance, Cheap Thrills, Carnage Park) and a small appearance by legendary director John Landis ( The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London) Now with a list like this, you would be expecting one of the best horror films ever, but sadly it isn't. To be honest, most of the names on this list have relatively small parts.

In keeping up with recent director compilation films (The ABCs of Death 1 and 2) and other Halloween films (Trick Or Treat), Tales From Halloween falls a bit short. Enjoyable for a non-serious horror film night - or a fun watch with friends.

Sorry, guys, but this is one where I loved the cover art for more than the film.

Keep It Evil...

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COMING SOON: Blood Feast (2016) Remake

COMING SOON: Blood Feast (2016) Remake

There's No Feast Like a Blood Feast

Blood Feast Remake On the Horizon

By Woofer McWooferson

Blood Feast remake Fuad flips us off

In 1963 Herschell Gordon Lewis invented the splatter film with a little movie called Blood Feast which follows the actions of psychopatic Egyptian caterer Fuad Ramses as he attempts to bring the goddess Ishtar to life via the ancient Egyptian ritual known as a blood feast. In order to perform the ceremony, Ramses must harvest parts from young women and eventually sacrifice one to the goddess. Lewis' movie, though tame by today's standards, was quite the shocker in its day. Filled with blood and images of severed body parts, Blood Feast caused a bit of a stir with its explicit gore and extreme (for the time) violence, and Fuad Ramses eventually became known as the “original machete-wielding madman” as described in Christopher Wayne Curry's book A Taste of Blood: The films of Herschell Gordon Lewis.

This year Blood Feast is getting a makeover and Lewis himself has endorsed it - a good sign.

The remake expands the original script to include more information about Fuad Ramses, his descent into madness, and when and how he comes to the decision to enact the titular blood feast. The first of Lewis' blood trilogy (the other two being Two Thousand Maniacs! and Color Me Blood Red), the original Blood Feast lacked any attempt at backstory or character development. These aspects were irrelevant as the point of the 1963 was to shock and disturb audiences. Indeed, it was so effective in the shock and disturb angles that it is the oldest entry on the video nasty list a feat which, given the movie's goal, is the highest honor it could receive.

Will the Blood Feast remake be fit (or unfit) for a video nasty entry? Take a gander at this first look trailer and see what you think.

Funded in part by an IndieGoGo campaign (you can still donate for some neat items) and brought to the screen by Gundo Entertainment, the Blood Feast remake is scripted by Philip Lilienschwarz (Absolutio - Erlösung im Blut) and directed by Marcel Walz (James St. James Presents Avantgarde). The cast includes Robert Rusler (Tales of Halloween) as Fuad Ramses, Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) as Fuad's wife Louise, and Lewis himself as “The Professor”. IMDb also lists Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) as The Goddess Ishtar, a role that was played only by a gilded statue in the original, so we have some goddess action to look forward to.

Blood Feast remake Ramses family

In an interview with Dread Central, Marcel Walz commented on making a remake in an era where the market is flooded with remakes:

I think presently nearly everything is getting a remake, even if the movie is less than 10 years old. This does not make sense at all to me, and I feel with our Blood Feast we’re doing something completely different. It’s the first splatter movie in movie history, from 1963, so it’s over 50 years old. That’s more than enough time to make a remake of a movie which was already far ahead of time.

To bring Blood Feast to the 21st century, with a great cast and an amazing screenplay, is a chance to use modern equipment and technique to honor this masterpiece of horror movie history.

He also commented on the SFX since those are critical to the original and will be for the remake as well:

Of course there well be a lot of bloody gore, made by our special effects team Twosome Gruesome, Ryan and Megan Nicholson, who are currently working on the new “X-Files” series.

We already worked together before, and they are great at making handmade special effects, the old-fashioned way while still looking realistic. You can expect great effects, and fans will not be disappointed.

Fans of Lewis' work will recognize the SFX team's homage to his 1967 splatterfest The Gruesome Twosome - another sign that this might, indeed, be a worthy remake. What do you think? Will the trailer be better than the movie? Will the remake be one that Lewis' fans can get behind? Let House of Tortured souls know, and, as always, we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available!

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COMING SOON: Tales of Halloween (2015)

Are You Ready For Halloween?

By John Roisland

Tales of Halloween poster

On October 16, 2015, Epic Pictures brings you an all new tale of terror - Tales of Halloween. Eleven directors and ten writers are brought together to each tell a tale of Halloween in an average suburban American town and then tie them all together to bring you one giant nightmare anthology!

Bringing these tales to the screen are such directors as Lucky McKee, John Skipp, Darren Lynn Bousman, and many other well known genre directors. Also on board are writers like Andrew Kasch, Dave Parker, and Mike Mendez. Bringing these directors' stories to life are a long list of Hollywood favorites. There are many talents bringing the stories to light, including Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Helen Keller vs Nightwolves), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Unholy), and John Landis (Quicksilver Highway, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader). Genre favorites Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Stepfather II), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond), and Lin Shaye (The Hillside Strangler, 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams) are also in the film.

Tales of Halloween jack-o'-lanterns

Tales of Halloween, a horror comedy classic in the making, has a run time of 92 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language, and brief drug use. BONUS: Watch for a kid trick-or-treating as "Snake Plissken", the main character from the John Carpenter movies Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996).

With titles like "The Night Billy Raised Hell", "This Means War", "Friday the 31st", and "Sweet Tooth", Tales of Halloween promises to be quite the Halloween treat for horror lovers. So get the candy corn and popcorn ready because this Halloween flick looks like it has the potential to be pretty damn good!

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