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Check It Out! July 2016

CREEPS! Welcome back to our little ghastly neck of the internet. As you already know, this is our look at some of my picks of what’s getting released to Blu/DVD this month. This month is chock full of great titles, so c’mon Roy….let’s get our hands dirty.

July 5:

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Holidays (DVD)

Weird. I’m excited about an anthology film. I’ve been keeping up with this little nugget of cinema since it was announced and now it’s here! The stories are based on the macabre of our national holidays and features shorts by directors such as Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At the Devil’s Door), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies) and Kevin Smith (Red State, Tusk, Yoga Hosers). This title just got added to Netflix, so if you want to test the milk before buying the cow, go for it. You won’t be disappointed.

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Blood and Black Lace (2 Disc Special Edition Blu/DVD)

Many believe this to be Mario Bava’s masterpiece. And I can’t say that I would disagree with that statement. If you’re not very familiar with or looking for a good film to start building a foundation in Italian horror/giallo, look no further. Amazing camera work, visually stunning color design, a gut-wrenching “who will survive” story…Blood and Black Lace has it all.

July 10:

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10 Cloverfield Lane (Blu/DVD)

Because of my love of Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield (2008), I have read nothing about this film and just waiting to watch. I’m not saying it’s a sequel, because I’m not sure. But I will find out soon enough. I’m dying to see this. Plus, almost anything starring John Goodman is worth watching. Roseanne being a prime example. I have to give it up for whoever pieced together the trailer(s) and tv spots for this flick. They did an amazing job of filling me with wonder without giving away any of the mystery. I might just give this a watch after I’m done typing this.

July 12:

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The Green Room (Blu/DVD)

Another one of those films I’ve been patiently waiting for since hearing about it in December of last year. I was a big fan of Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin and have been anxious to see his next film. Considering what I’ve heard and read so far, this is Blue Ruin on steroids. A punk band finds out about a secret bar to play a show. When they arrive, they quickly discover that they may be in the wrong place in front of the wrong crowd. After some tension, the band begins to win over the crowd and the show ends well. Then the trouble starts.

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Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow (Blu Ray)

One of the handful of films that started it all for me, Creepshow will go down as one of my favorite horror films of all time. In 2007, Michael Felsher heard my prayers and made a documentary on the making of, in my opinion, the greatest anthology ever made. Now, finally, I can own a copy. Thank you dear sweet nerd lord. This will be in my collection sooner than later.

July 19:

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Bad Moon (Blu/DVD)

The good folks over at Scream Factory continue to give forgotten gems a well-deserved release. This time, they’re back at it with the release of Bad Moon (1996). Eric Red’s werewolf film is one of the few werewolf movies I missed as a kid. Even better, I get to enjoy it as an adult. Practical effects are something that I miss from the golden age of horror, so anytime Scream Factory releases a film from pre-2000, I get excited.

July 26:

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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (Blu Ray)

Speaking of Scream/Shout! Factory and werewolves, we get a double dose of werewolf fun as Shout! Factory is releasing the Blu Ray of The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973). Not to be confused with the 2010 movie of the same title (which appears to be a Nickelodeon TV movie), we’re talking about the 1973 fright flick directed by Nathan Juran (Attack of the 50 foot Woman, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad). Juran’s last directed movie, this would be a nice classic to add to the stash.

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Five Miles to Midnight (Blu Ray)

We’ll wrap up this section of Check It Out with another suspense thriller I didn’t know existed until preparing to write this article. This is why I do this. For your sake and mine. Five Miles to Midnight is a 1962 film starring two screen legends, Sophia Loren and Anthony Perkins, as a couple who get in way over their head in a get-rich-quick scheme with dire consequences. Directed by Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit).

Check It Out! June 2016

Welcome back, ghouls! It’s that time once again, to check out the Blu Ray and DVD releases of this month!

Now…there’s quite a bit being released in June (much like every month), but we’re going to be talking about some much anticipated releases this go around. So let’s get after it and see what should be added to your collection this month.

6/7

The Other Side of the Door (Blu/DVD)

I might have already lost some of you…but hear me out. I’m not saying this film is mind-blowing or is in any way going to change the face of the genre. But, as far as big budget studio films are concerned, this one doesn’t look too bad. I love the story and some of the clips I’ve seen are pretty dope (horror wise). Before you completely write this one off as another The Forest, give it a whirl.

6/14

The X-Files: The Event Series (Blu/DVD)

I was a big fan of the TV series and missed it’s run on cable, so I’m pretty excited to get the physical copy and run through the 6 episodes in one sitting. Naturally, there are some mixed feelings about the 10th season of this beloved show…but I’m still pretty jazzed to watch it myself.

The Invitation (Blu/DVD)

Stop reading. Buy this film. Watch it. Return to reading. #1 film of the year so far.

6/28

The Girl in the Photographs (DVD)

It’s on VOD now (June 18) so you can go enjoy this film from your living room at anytime. It’s the last film that Wes Craven had a part in (executive producer), so that alone is worth a viewing. Also, Osgood Perkins was apart of the writing process and he’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. If you’re into slashers, give this one a go.

 

That’s it for this month’s installment of Check It Out! Stay posted for more mutilated mayhem here at Glynn Avenue Massacre. Stay spooked.

Check It Out! April 2016

Greetings! It’s been awhile, but we’re back! Glynn Avenue Massacre will continue on! Today (April 6), begins the new chapter. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I posted a review earlier on Nightmares from 1983. If you’re inclined, check out what I have to say about that 80s gem (sort of) after you read about NEW HORROR RELEASES that I’m stoked about this month. Let’s begin, shall we…

 

4/1

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) (SE/Blu/DVD)

One of the father’s of Italian giallo, Sergio Martino’s Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key is getting a restored, super release thanks to Arrow. This is the film Sergio directed before All of the Colors of the Dark and Torso, so it should be a fun ride that I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into. Not to mention that this special edition is stacked with special features. I dig it.

 

4/8

Batteries Not Included (1987) (Blu-Ray)

Matthew Robbin’s classic! An amazingly fun, family fantasy that takes me straight back to the video rental days. I’m happy to see it finally getting the restoration it deserves and looking forward to picking this one up very soon.

 

4/12

Shadows in an Empty Room (1977) (Blu-Ray/DVD)

I’ve never heard of this film before last week, but it seems to be my style of film. Alberto de Martino directed this film and directed many films that look like a lot of fun. A Canadian cop-drama-thriller with some twists and turns sounds like an amazing way to spend an evening. This film may be the start of diving into Martino’s filmography.

 

4/19

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray)

The amazingly cool people at Scream! Factory have released the Collector’s Edition of one of my favorite good time movies ever! Complete with a second disc filled with interviews and features that will drive any fan insane!

 

The Stuff  (SE Blu-Ray)

Another huge release from the folks at Arrow! I love The Stuff. This film is so amazing and I’m glad to see it’s getting a proper release. Lots of bonus stuff (ha) and now this yogurt-like dessert can jump down your throat in HD!

 

 

Check It Out! October 2015

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