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TRAILER: PUPPET KILLER (2017)

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PK1In the tradition of movies and franchises centered around murderous rampaging dolls and puppets, I bring you: PUPPET KILLER. This film “centers around a group of high school students (more…)


TRAILER: PLAYING WITH DOLLS: HAVOC (2017)

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PLAY WITH DOLLS: HAVOC is the third film in this slasher series, developed by director Rene Perez (THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED) and the production house of Von Metz Entertainment. The third film find’s (more…)


TRAILER: OPEN WATER 3: CAGE DIVE (2017)

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OW3 CDShark attack films are in full-effect now that THE SHALLOWS did pretty good last year (Personally, I loved the film but I love most flicks shark-related!) and 47 METERS DOWN is (more…)


TEASER TRAILER: SURVIVAL OF THE FILM FREAKS

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SOTFF (700)Awhile back (very long while back) I had director Kyle Kuchta on the SHU-IZMZ RADIO Podcast to talk about an upcoming film documentary he was making (more…)


TRAILER: PEELERS (2017)

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Peelers_Canadian_VODI watched the trailer and it enticed my interest. Strippers? Blood? Gore? and BASEBALL?   (more…)


TRAILER: FRENCH BLOOD (2014)

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French Blood 1I have been anxiously awaiting for this film, FRENCH BLOOD, to find some distribution in the United States. I would love to buy it, sight unseen! I know I will enjoy it and after reading (more…)


TRAILER: SERIAL KILLER CULTURE TV (2016)

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Ed Gein FileChicago’s very own indie filmmaker John Borowski is the first and last name in true crime research and an authority on all things having to do with (more…)


TRAILER: THE CHAMBER (2017)

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Fans of deep sea thrillers and horror films may want to check out the trailer for the feature-film, THE CHAMBER, debut of British film director Ben Parker. (more…)


TRAILER: BORDERLINE (Official Trailer 2017)

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Borderline-Movie-Poster-Pau-MasoCheck out the official trailer for the Spanish film BORDERLINE (2017), directed by director/actor Pau Masó (BLOODY WEEKEND, THE ART OF LOSING) and starring the beautiful (more…)


COOL TRAILER: STUNG (2015)

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I watched the trailer from IFC Midnight on their YouTube page and think it may be a potentially entertaining monster wasp movie. I don’t think this will be a mind-blowing monster horror film, but if their is some solid (more…)


TRAILER: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (2014)

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According to IMDb, the film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is still in post-production, but a biopic of sorts on one of gangster rap’s most influential and most notorious rap groups ever putting the city of Compton, California on the map with the group N.W.A., (more…)


NEWS UPDATE: METALHEAD a.k.a. MALMHAUS (2013)

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Not too long ago (Sept.7th, 2013), I posted the poster and trailer for a film from Iceland called (more…)


TRAILER: DEATHGASM (2015)

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The name of the movie is DEATHGASM. It hails from New Zealand. Sound like a great title for a film? Probably not. Sort of cheesy but I think that is what the filmmakers were going for. The trailer reminded me of metal meets Peter Jackson’s BRAINDEAD a.k.a. DEAD ALIVE but maybe that is just because both films came out of New Zealand. Either way, that is a very good thing.

Director Jason Lei Howden, (more…)


TRAILER OF THE WEEK: WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

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Sion Sono, just like Takashi Miike, are my kind of Japanese filmmakers. They make goofy, violent, dark, and off-the-wall oddly addictive and wacky types of films that I generally enjoy. Sadly, I have not been keeping up with Sono’s career and it looks like I need to go back and see all the films in his film resume. This trailer looks like the film is going to be (more…)


TRAILER: DANGER 5

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From the creative minds that brought you ITALIAN SPIDERMAN, this is what they have been working on since the athletically fashionable mustached fat-ass has quit fighting crime and evil: DANGER 5. They fight Nazis and Hitler is (more…)


TRAILER: ITALIAN SPIDERMAN

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All that I know about this is that the trailer was uploaded to YouTube.com back in 2007 and that the trailer is hilarious. There are a couple of other videos featuring ITALIAN SPIDERMAN. Apparently, and sadly, ITALIAN SPIDERMAN is dead.

Here is some (more…)


NEW RELEASES: Sony Pictures’ THE RAID 2 available on Blu-ray/DVD JULY 8th!

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If one has not seen THE RAID, shame on you. As far as action flicks go, it is one of the best! So run out there and rent, stream, buy, borrow, or do whatever you can to see THE RAID because the sequel to THE RAID is here, THE RAID 2 is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD on July 8th.

Here is the trailer. Check it out! Let’s also hope that (more…)


TRAILER: DEVIL’S DUE (2013)

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After watching the trailer, DEVIL’S DUE looks to be a mix of “found-footage” style camera-work, sort of a mix between the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films with hand-held camerawork from the family, but mixed with some cool looking visual effects. I believe THE LAST EXORCISM reminded me of this film, also. Satan and demonic possession seem to be quite the rage in horror films and getting a good cross section of viewers, from those that are hardcore horror fanatics (like myself) and those that only dabble in all the mainstream horror flicks that come to theaters. It just slightly piqued my interest. Will I see it? (more…)


TRAILER: CAESAR & OTTO’S DEADLY XMAS (2013)

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Wild Eye Releasing, whom many readers that read reviews here generally find that I abhor many of their films (but also have recently found a winner amongst them with MURDER UNIVERSITY), are back with a new seemingly low-budget horror flick revolving around the spirit of Christmas and Santa Clause. It has a plethora of B-film actors and actresses one will find familiar and is directed by (more…)


TRAILER: POLICE STORY 2013

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policestory2013Jackie Chan’s highly-successful and equally entertaining POLICE STORY series is getting a revamp and it looks like its going to be more serious than slapstick! I love Jackie Chan and think he is one of the most talented stuntmen and physical comedy actors of his generation, but I sometimes wish he would kick ass and showcase his tremendous Martial Arts skills without all the jokes and goofing around. I guess now I finally got (more…)


COOL TRAILER: METALHEAD (2013)

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MetalheadThe guys and gals over at Quiet Earth never cease to spark interest in the very peculiar and off-beat films, both foreign and American, that pop up on their radar. The title of the film alone drew me in to wanting to know more about this movie, sort of like a redneck in a trailer park is drawn to the smell of grilling beef and foamy, draft beer flowing out of a keg pump. Suffice to say, any film revolving around the subject of heavy metal music has (more…)


TRAILER: OVULATION (2013)

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michael wade johnsonJust got sent a trailer for this new indie horror flick entitled OVULATION, directed by Michael Wade Johnson. One may notice I DRINK YOUR BLOOD’s Lynn Lowry in it, as well as Chicago’s very own Colleen Miller. It is an indie horror flick and it doesn’t look to have a very big budget, but it may have some gnarly scenes in it. The scene with the hot iron to the vagina may have some gruesome potential. Check it (more…)


TRAILER: FANTASM (2013)

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Young filmmaker Kyle Kuchta has finished the trailer for his upcoming documentary on horror conventions entitled FANTASM. Now the arduous task of editing all the footage from the six conventions he traveled to has begun. Check out the trailer (more…)


TRAILER: ADJUST YOUR TRACKING (2013)

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adjust your tracking Through my years as a kid, I quickly found out one thing about myself—I love films, especially horror/cult films, and I love collecting things. ANYTHING. When I was a wee young lad, I collected matchbox cars, models, and baseball cards. Then I got into music and accumulated a large audio cassette tape, vinyl, and (later on) cds. When I was old enough to rent movies, I found no greater joy than walking into a locally-owned video store and picking out a movie (usually one that my God-fearing parents would not approve of and make me choose again) that was highly inappropriate for one my age who had responsible parents. After a few more tries, I would finally pick one that they approved of or felt was not quite as naughty, violent, or bloody as the one picked prior. My love for video cassette box art, whether it be over-sized clam shells or the larger cardboard boxes, or even the standard slim-fit sleeves—I was addicted to wanting my bedroom to look just like a video store: its walls lined with shelves and hundreds of cool films at my disposal.

Fast-forward (pun intended) to 2013. I have since added books, toys, magazines, cds, laser discs, posters, knives, custom-figurines, and anything else one might think to collect to this quasi-hording lifestyle and collecting way of life. I happen to have several hundred (probably far more than that) VHS tapes piled on shelves and in boxes throughout the house. At first, I started buying them because I didn’t own them on DVD (now Blu-ray) and I wanted to be able to watch the movie whenever I wanted to and say that I owned it. Then I kept the tapes around because it brought back memories of my youth while watching the less than perfect, sometimes grainy, copy of the film and in some cases, was a different version of the film. Over the past few or more years, collecting VHS tapes is now cool (maybe even trendy?) and I found that while working in a record store that sells all sorts of electronic media people still were buying VHS tapes and still owned VCRs. It only seemed natural that one would make a documentary on the “modern day VHS culture” and its VHS collectors.

The documentary, entitled ADJUST YOUR TRACKING (2013), runs approximately 84 minutes long and was directed, written, and produced by Dan M. Kinem (VHShitfest co-creator) and Levi Peretic (also part of VHShitfest and nicknamed Dabeedo). The doc stars some very familiar faces to those who are either part of the horror community or huge fans of horror films in general. Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman, longtime editor of Fangoria Magazine (and its website Fangoria.com) for almost 18 years until 2010–Anthony Timpone, Chicago’s very own artist, metalhead, and all-around super cool dude and VHS collector Matt “Putrid” Carr, Alamo Drafthouse’s programmer Zack Carlson, nasty gore film director Fred Vogel (AUGUST UNDERGROUND trilogy), director/producer Keith J. Crocker (THE BLOODY APE, BLITZKRIEG: ESCAPE FROM STALAG 69), and a slew of VHS collectors, video store owners, filmmakers, and distributors. Knowing the guys from VHShitfest made the film, the movie is completely legit.

Check out the trailer:

 

If you liked the trailer and want to be kept abreast of screenings, events, and other cool shit (like a contest to win box of cut scenes from the film) like the movie’s page on FacebookHERE. Also definitely check out VHShitfest.com!