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SHU-IZMZ COMMENTARY: GODZILLA (1998)

We decided to watch Roland Emmerich’s craptastic 1998 version of GODZILLA. Why not? The new GODZILLA (2014) is on its way (May 16th, 2014) and we feel it looks like it’s going to be pretty amazing, much better than the American version was the last outing. Give a listen as SHU-IZMZ’s Bryan Schuessler and Editor extraordinaire Josh Stephenson of JOSHSTEP share our thoughts on everyone’s favorite giant, green, radioactive rampager!

On a side note, this is our first commentary ever and we really just did it for fun, so if it sucks, tough shit!

INTERVIEW: COLLIN X MAJOR: CRIMSON MASK STUDIOS

Not too long ago, SHU-IZMZ had a chance to talk with owner and sole creator at CRIMSON MASK STUDIOS, Collin X Major,  in Logan Square, Chicago, IL where his mask-making shop is located. Those that have shopped in Bric-A-Brac Records may have not even known that deep down in the dark basement, tucked away in the corner, a very determined and talented young man is sweating away at making some of the most iconic masks in horror films.

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MOVIE REVIEW: SERIAL KILLER CULTURE (2014)

Independent Chicago filmmaker John Borowski, most famous for his “somewhat recently” completed trilogy of “historical horror” of which includes H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer (2004), Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007), and Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance (2012) has moved away from the subject of profiling individual serial killers themselves to focus on Read the rest of this page »

SHU-IZMZ RADIO: COLLIN MAJOR of CRIMSON MASK STUDIOS

You may have noticed that SHU-IZMZ RADIO took a wee break from broadcasting here and streaming at CORE OF DESTRUCTION RADIO. I could say that I was hella busy, or I can just chalk it up to pure laziness–which it was. I decided to get off of my ass and interview a friend of mine who has started up a business of making masks for those who really dig horror films and things that go bump in the night! Myself a big fan of slasher films and horror films of all sub-genres, I thought it would be a great idea to jump back into radio broadcasting/podcasting with an interview with a dude whom I have known for a couple of years now, meeting him for the first time when he was working for the circus. Yeah, I know someone who worked in the circus. That itself is fucking cool! Read the rest of this page »

CON COVERAGE: WALKER STALKER CON 2014

As a diehard fan of film (horror, cult, and exploitation films specifically), I almost say it with regret and shame that I do watch AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD each week with my girlfriend (who I feel is a much bigger fan of the show than I am) because of the show’s enormous popularity and the fact that so many fans of the show don’t really give two-shits about the horror genre in general. The Norman Reedus Fangirls/Fanboys come to mind when I think of some of the negative connotations and feelings myself, and others who have voiced their opinions and feelings on the subject, associated with the cable television series. Personally, I think the comic book is far better.

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DVD REVIEW: NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY (2014)

Freddy Krueger has always been a iconic character in horror, whether one is a fan of horror films or absolutely loathes them, the name Freddy Krueger is a “household” name in pop culture, pretty much more so than almost any other character from horror films, excluding the Universal horror classics from the 1930′s and beyond. Along with Jason Voorhees, of FRIDAY THE 13TH fame, Freddy Krueger and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is probably the most recognizably well-known character in American horror films and worldwide. A big part of that reason is that Wes Craven directed the fist installment of the series and Robert Englund made the Freddy character extremely memorable.

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VERY HEAVY NEWS: HEAVY METAL MOVIES by Mike McPadden is coming!

There are many movie reference books out there but one topic that has not been tackled thoroughly, if ever, is movies that have a heavy metal theme. To my knowledge, I know of one book about punk rock in films, but never a comprehensive compiling of films that have some sort of metal theme to them until HEAVY METAL MOVIES by Mike McPadden. When one thinks about it, there has never been a book compiled on the subject-matter of films with metal as its central core of focus. Metal is the genre of music that I consider to be my favorite and its about fucking time someone took the time to give a book to fans of the face-melting and ear-splitting genre for all their literary cravings. Metalheads can read, assholes! Well, most of us can, anyways.

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