Friday, June 24, 2016

Press Release!!Full Moon Features Drops 3 Classic Titles This July; Offers Fans A FREE Genre Gem!


This July, Full Moon Features is back with three classic, must-see titles!

Linnea Quigley, Andras Jones, Robin Rochelle, Hal Havins and Brinke Stevens star in the much anticipated Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, out on Blu-Ray July 11. Restored from the original 35mm camera negative and with some exclusive extra features, including the oldest Behind-The-Scenes feature Full Moon has ever presented, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is so funny it just might kill you!
 There are no freshmen in the college of love, and they're about to graduate to madcap mayhem when a sorority prank goes crazy. Out to steal a trophy from a local bowling alley, the kids accidentally unleash the imp -- a sadistic little spirit with a diabolical sense of humor. He creates demons and loves sexy women. He's the original party animal, inviting you to come along and die laughing -- just like everybody else.



The Sorority Babes won't live through initiation, but don't blame that cute little killer. He's evil by nature and funny as hell. And even if you can take a joke, it kills you.


 

 Kings of Cult presents a unique, intimate discussion with veteran genre filmmakers Roger Corman and Charles Band as they take you through their long and storied careers working on such films as Eat My Dust, Puppetmaster, Sharktopus, Re-Animator, and many more. This truly unique look at exploitation cinema from the perspective two of its top contributors is a must-see for anyone looking to go a little deeper into the movies they love.


Monsters, Maidens and Mad Puppets. Roger Corman, the King of cult cinema. Charlie Band, the Prince of the B-movie.
Two mavericks of independent genre film-making sit down for an intimate discussion about their amazing and diverse bodies of work, their fans, the hundreds of legendary performers and artists whose talents they've nurtured and the future of the industry they've both dedicated their lives to. From SHARKTOPUS, to PUPPETMASTER, to RE-ANIMATOR to DEATH RACE 2000 to GINGERDEAD MAN to HOUSE OF USHER and beyond; this is the ultimate master-class in making strange cinema that matters! Starring Roger Corman & Charles Band...of course!


To wrap up this huge month, Full Moon will release Hollywood Horror House, one of a 20 part series coming to FullMoonDirect.com with an amazing intro by film historian David DelValle!

By 1970, the once golden age of Hollywood glamour and stardom was a tragic last hurrah represented by the decayed and deteriorated Hollywood Sign. In HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE, we'll go below the sign, to a decaying hilltop mansion of a once great star, played by a once great star, Miriam Hopkins. The fabled Ms. Hopkins, toast of the town back in the thirties iwth box office hits like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and Becky Sharpe, was an A-list actress and Oscar nominee.

Another Oscar winner (Best Supporting Actress 1936) Gale Sondergaard plays Miss Hopkins' loyal friend and housekeeper, who tries to save her friend from the handsome stranger, played by son of acting legend John Garfield. He may be the culprit littering the land around the Hollywood sign with hacked up body parts.

This hellish time capsule showcasing late 60s/early 70s Hollywood, remains an early example of the slasher films which would follow in just a few years. See Miriam Hopkins trapped in a madhouse of hacked up blood-splattered bodies, tripped out drug sequences, murder by electric knives and a Hollywood Christmas Parade with a drunk out of control movie star as its Grand Marshall.

HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE is the last death rattle of the Horror Hag craze that began with Better Davis feeding dead rats to Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. Just as Bette sang "I've written a letter to daddy' in that film, listen to Miriam sing the hell out of "Taking a chance on love."

Witness that demented slice of cinema best described as a motel six version of PSYCHO...you have been warned!

"Here's a deliriously entertaining mixture of SUNSET BOULEVARD and Herschell Gordon Lewis Movies, not to be missed." -- The Bloody Pit of Horror.


Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau





Friday, June 17, 2016

CD-DVD Review: Ayreon - The Theater Equation(Available Now)Inside Out Music

                                         This rating is special with the extra star , means it made an impact                                                                                           on me  musically and in this case visually as well.


There are times when I am so very happy in what I do and whenever I see this man's music come across my desk I honestly get shivers up my spine. Musically he is amazing and a good human being as well from what I get from his interviews.
Here is the story as I did not know it prior to viewing this awesome performance:
 
 "The Story of/Het Verhaal van The Human Equation(above)

After being involved in a car-crash, a man has slipped into a coma. His wife and his best friend are with him at the hospital, worried that they might be responsible for what happened. Unaware of his condition, the man discovers a strange realm inside his head where his emotions have come to life. It is clear that some of them don’t want him to wake up ever again. Will he fight for his life, or give in to his physical pain and mental anguish, and die?"



From the opening of the curtains to the final curtain and the surprise at the end I was engrossed by the performers , the musicians and the overall performance. I listen to it again as I write this always inspired by his music and lyrics not something that you normally consider what a musical event is but I saw Jesus Christ Superstar live in Vancouver when it came in the 90's and was blown away as I am with this event.
  
Each voice adding to the overall enjoyment of the music played so effortlessly by the musicians. Such a range of talents in the voices , choir and the young man that plays all the wind instruments --pan flute, obo, flute and even at one point the didgeridoo & others as well.

I got the overall feeling that this is a man in a coma as it states above and in fight with his own demons and angels  --thoughts and memories of past doings as it is shown in a party atmosphere near the end of Act 1.

Act 2 starts with an ominous opening heavier than anything that was in the first act. His mind telling him he is better off dead.
This is an incredible production over all some complaints have been about the lighting but he is in darkness between two worlds is how I see it and it sets the mood for the overall setting of what the story is all about. I get that understanding being a fan of horror movies, but also could appreciate with every single light on in the theater in which this was performed.

 If you don't believe me then here is a trailer for the DVD release 


Here is also a song that is

Day 2 Isolation:
 

I need a copy of this DVD/Blu-Ray as I enjoy it so much and the version I saw last night had just the intro and the credits were all cut off and there is hours of additional footage of things.
I am always constantly impressed with the music that Ayreon makes and actually gets recorded this is a beautiful addition to anyone's home that can appreciate the music and the talents involved in all of this.
BRAVO!!
Encore, I am playing that right now!

 Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau
 


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Upcoming Films: Rob Zombie's 31--Release Date Announced & Trailer(Updated June 16, 2016)

Horror fans are excited to learn that Rob Zombie's 31 has finally got it's release date.September 16, 2016


There is finally a trailer to share , was not back in March when I first wrote this.

 I look forward to seeing his next film as I have enjoyed most everything he has done to date.

 
 Written and directed by Zombie, 31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive 12 hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Pancho Moler, Tracy Walter, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jane Carr, Ginger Lynn, Lew Temple, Daniel Roebuck, E.G. Daily, Malcolm McDowell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, David Ury, Judy Geeson, Torsten Voges, Richard Brake, Bari Suzuki, and Devin Sidell.

“31 is a treat not just to horror fans, but fans of true auteur filmmaking,” said Saban Films president Bill Bromiley. “The film is executed in true stylistic Zombie fashion. Rob is an unrivaled talent, and we are thrilled to bring his bold new film to audiences across the continent.”


Below are some images of the film, let's hope a trailer pops up soon.







 Here is the link for the film on Rob Zombie's official website and for those out there who are unfamiliar with his work he sang for White Zombie and has released many albums under his own name as well.
His film history started with House of 1,000 Corpses(2003) --then The Devil's Rejects(2005), Hallowe'en(2007)Werewolf Women of the SS(2007) & Hallowe'en II(2009)The Haunted World of Super El Beasto(2009) then his last was The Lords of Salem(2013)
 Here is a super trailer with most of the films mentioned in it.





Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

EP Review: Without Mercy-Mouichido(Available Now)



This is band that I saw last year play The Wolf Bar here in Maple Ridge.Hailing close by they are from Abbotsford and kick major ass and take no names.
Now this is a band that you either love or hate --this is in your face brutal metal. But also with an extreme amount of talent behind it all. How can you have both you ask? Well if you know metal and can appreciate it in all it's forms and all the talent it takes to play a style like this, riffs heavy bass -trigger happy drumming --vocals that make your ears bleed , then sign up for this EP has it all you could want.
 Here is a rundown of what the four songs are about to give you some understanding as evil as the music may come across that this is still being played by human beings --not monsters as some of you may think!


Worthless:
 

-This song represents a person in your life that causes you undue stress and pressure. They constantly bring you down and are a negative force in your life. The catch phrase, “You smell like a bitch” is drawing attention to the cowardice in their actions and tells the story of their inability to help the situation and only serve to make it worse. Close listeners of this track will be able to piece together the story of how our relationship with previous members deteriorated.
Here is the music video for this one:
 
 
In Waves:
This song is about the path becoming more clear to making things right again. Becoming focused on repairing an issue and rebuilding a cause. This song represents the sheer will of not allowing yourself to stay the victim but instead, taking massive action to improve. As the final lyric of the song states, “Shatter Paradigms”.
 
Burn:
A decent into madness. The song discusses the fall into the dark depths of hell while outlining mental illness. Listeners of this song can hear references to famous depictions of damnation from other literary worlds and even a very famous video game. Here is the music video for this one:

 
Morphine:
– On the surface, this song comes across as if being about addiction to the powerful pain medication. In reality, it represents the addiction to self loathing which can often manifest in drug addiction. The song touches about issues with personal demons and hatred for your own appearance which leads to depression. 



All around this is one killer EP and also Dj Temple the lead guitarist did a play through video for "Burn" and it got played on Gear Gods only one of the most respected websites for many guitarists of many different styles of music, shows you how talented this kid is.
 I talked to Dj about it and he was excited to see that he got on their website that morning.


 Look forward to seeing them again when they come back home, here are their current dates on tour across the country.


 Tour Dates:
June 7 – Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room
June 8 – Lethbridge, AB – Attainable Records
June 10 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor
June 11 – Brandon, MB – North Hill Inn
June 16 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirate’s Pub
June 17 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
June 18 – Oshawa, ON – The Diezel Room
June 19 – Woodstock, ON – Illusions Night Club
June 20 – Toronto, ON – Coalition T.O.
June 21 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
June 22 – Sherbrooke, QC – Le Murdoch
June 23: Guelph On w/Threat Signal 
June 24: Ottawa
June 25 – Timmins, ON – TBA
June 28 – Portage la Prairie, MB – Masonic Hall
June 29 – Regina, SK – TBA
June 30 – Medicine Hat, AB – TBA
Jul 23 – SBC Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau