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Box Trolls Blu-ray review

Posted in DVD, entertainment, Fantasy, horror, horror/sci-fi cartoon, Monsters on February 5, 2015 by chrisdsav

On DVD and bluray last week is one of the years best films. From the company that brought us Caroline and Paranorman, Laika brings us Box Trolls. The story of a boy Eggs who is  adopted by junk collecting Trolls who live below the Victorian city of London. After meeting a young girl Winnie he discovers the world of humans and how his friends fish oil can and the other trolls are being hunted down. The movie has humor scares and life in it. With a real story of prejudice that can resonate today. Don’t always fest what’s different sometimes it can surprise you.


Its done with that same stop motion animation that the company is famous for, making this one of the most well put together animated movies of the year. Do you love those old Rnnk and Bass Holiday TV specials you will enjoy Boxtrolls. Based on the book Here be Monsters by Alan Snow from 2004.
The movie features Ben Kingsley, Ellie Fanning, Nick Frost, Toni Collette,Tracy Morgan and new comer Issac Hempstead Wright.

The movie came out in late September of last year and now on DVD and blu ray. The disk is loaded with bonus material, commentary with the film makers, five different featurettes about how they spent 2-3 years making this movie. Don’t forget this whole movie is  stop motion clay and plastic animation with very little CGI used. I love movies like Big Hero 6 or Monsters University but this is the type of movie you really have to give great credit to the developers for.


Posted in Comic Books, Convention, entertainment, horror, Mutants on January 26, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show we talk about the comic book mini series Ghostbusters/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and what better person to talk about the subject of TMNT than KEVIN EASTMAN …yes the co creator of TMNT comes on Radio of Horror.
We also discus last weekends conventions Arisia, Inc. and Your Mini Con. We also have the music from Grimm tonight and discuss a weird article on Batman Beetlejuice and Zombies from Entertainment Weekly. We review the movie FRANKENSTEIN that was on TNT years ago staring Randy Quaid ( Vacation. ID4).




Posted in Convention, entertainment, Fantasy, horror/sci-fi cartoon, locations, Places, SciFi on January 15, 2015 by chrisdsav

I will be at the Arisia convention over the next four days in Boston Massachusetts. The convention takes place at the Westin Water Front Hotel. Its a great con that focuses on authors and artists and
My cohost Pamela Isley will be at Your Mini Con in Connecticut this weekend as well.


Rest In Peace

Posted in death, entertainment, Fantasy, Horror Movies, news, robots, SciFi, tv, vampires on January 14, 2015 by chrisdsav

Only 13 days into 2015 and we had a few deaths in the genre of Sci-fi and Horror

Actor Rod Taylor
FAREWELL, TIME TRAVELER: Rod Taylor has left this world for good, at 84. He was one of my favorite actors during the ’60s… the HONG KONG TV series, THE TIME MACHINE, THE BIRDS, WORLD WITHOUT END on Million Dollar Movie… what a wonderful performer and engaging screen personality. Thanks for making my childhood that much brighter, Rod.

Screen Wrtiter Brian Clemens
The man who made stars of Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman and Joanna Lumley has died aged 83.
Screenwriter Brian Clemens, who created shows including The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals, died in a London hospital on Saturday, his son George said. He also wrote Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
Clemens started his working life in advertising before breaking into the film and TV industry, writing scripts for low-budget thrillers.


Designer Robert Kinoshita,
whose robot designs have become American pop culture icons, passed away on Dec. 9. He was 100.

The title character in “Tobor the Great” (1954) was created by Robert Kinoshita.
As a designer draftsman for MGM, Kinoshita created the B9 robot made famous in the 1960s TV series “Lost in Space,” and Robby the Robot, who first appeared in the science fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” in 1956.


Horror Movies coming in 2015

Posted in Demons, DVD, entertainment, Found Footage, ghosts, Halloween, horror, Insane, Monsters on January 9, 2015 by chrisdsav

Its only 9 Days into the new year and we have a bunch of Horror movies coming and one already in theaters. Check out my last post for my thoughts on The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death

Now check out these upcoming releases

Cast, Cameos and Vignettes Revealed


Epic Pictures Group is proud to announce the cast, cameos and short stories surrounding the highly anticipated horror anthology Tales of Halloween.

“We have received so much support from the horror community in this film,” said Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald. “Joe Dante and Adam Green and many notable actors came to the set and showed their respect and enthusiasm, even participating in the film with key cameo roles. I can’t wait until the film is finished for everyone to enjoy.”

Eleven renowned horror movie genre directors have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name The October Society to create a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme for Tales of Halloween. The directors include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace). Directors Kasch and Skipp are co-directing one of the short films together.

“In Tales of Halloween, every role is filled with iconic figures like John Landis and Stuart Gordon,” said Epic Pictures Co-Founder Shaked Berenson. “It’s a big bloody love letter made by horror fans for horror fans.”

Ten short stories:

“TRICK” Directed by Adam Gierasch
“BAD SEED” Directed by Neil Marshall
“GRIMM GRINNING GHOST” Directed by Axelle Carolyn
“THE WEAK AND THE WICKED” Directed by Paul Solet
“FRIDAY THE 31st” Directed by Mike Mendez
“THE RANSOM OF RUSTY REX” Directed by Ryan Schifrin
“THIS MEANS WAR” Directed by Andrew Kasch and John Skipp
“THE NIGHT BILLY RAISED HELL” Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
“SWEET TOOTH” Directed by Dave Parker
“DING DONG” Directed by Lucky McKee

The films has an ensemble cast including Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, Alex Essoe, Lin Shaye, Dana Gould, James Duval, Elissa Dowling, Grace Phipps, Pollyana McIntosh, Marc Senter, Tiffany Shepis, John F. Beach, Trent Haaga, Casey Ruggieri, Kristina Klebe, Cerina Vincent, John Savage, Keir Gilchrist, Nick Principe, Amanda Moyer, Jennifer Wenger, Sam Witwer, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ben Woolf, Caroline Williams, Robert Rusler, Cameron Easton, Austin Falk, Madison Iseman, Daniel Dimaggio, Natalie Castillo, Ben Stillwell and Hunter Smit.

Cameos also include Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Adam Pascal, Adrianne Curry, Mick Garris, Lombardo Boyer, Graham Skipper, Stuart Gordon, Greg McLean, Spooky Dan Walker and Adrienne Barbeau.

The ten stories will be woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Axelle Carolyn created the concept and brought the filmmakers together for this unique production. Tales of Halloween is being produced by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group along with Mike Mendez and Axelle Carolyn.

Asylum Nights

Dark Cinema, A & P Films LLP, and Café Oscuro Films present Asylum Nights, a new film from director and Emmy-award winning makeup artist Dean C. Jones.

Now through January 16, 2015, A & P Films LLP is running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for Asylum Nights. The funds raised will help the film maintain complete creative control.

In Asylum Nights, Andy Roberts takes over as head physician of the night shift at Evergreen Asylum after his predecessor is found dead. Things turn tragic when a night guard unleashes a wave of violence against the helpless patients. After Andy’s only friend, a night-shift nurse, is slain, he turns to Leon, a gentle giant, for help. Together they set out to stop the violence, but Leon has his own reasons for being in the asylum — and these reasons are just as bloody.

Dean C. Jones, director with A & P Films LLP, said “Asylum Nights can best be described as a mix between One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Seven, and Tod Browning’s Freaks. This film will push on every emotion, and is a rare gem.”

Horror icon and Lon Chaney-award winner, Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Criminal Minds, Take this Lollipop, Circus of the Dead) is attached to star in Asylum Nights.

From a Producer of The Conjuring

The Only Case of Demonic Possession
Recognized by the U.S. Government

JANUARY 20, 2015

Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the disturbing new horror thriller THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, from producer of The Conjuring Peter Safran, available on DVD and Blu-ray™ January 20st, 2015. Written and directed by Chris Sparling (writer of “Buried”) in his directorial debut, THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE stars Rya Kihlstedt (“Dexter”), William Mapother (“Lost”, The Grudge), Harry Groener (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), John Rubinstein (“Angel”) and Sharon Maughan (The Bank Job) and was executive produced by Dan Clifton. Special features include “The Making of The Atticus Institute” and deleted scenes.

Dr. Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. Despite witnessing several noteworthy cases, nothing could have prepared Dr. West and his colleagues for Judith Winstead. She outperformed every subject they had ever studied – soon gaining the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense, who subsequently took control of the research facility. The more experiments they conducted on Judith, the clearer it became that her abilities were the manifestation of evil forces within her, prompting the government to take measures to weaponize this force. But they soon discovered there are powers that exist in this world that simply cannot be controlled. Now the details of the inexplicable events that occurred within The Atticus Institute are being made public after rem

The WOMEN in Black

Posted in Books, entertainment, ghosts, Goth on January 8, 2015 by chrisdsav

The Woman in Black which could almost be considered a franchise soon if they make one more, released its third entry to the box office this past weekend. The first movie was made for tv.
The story it self about a vengeful spectre that haunts a small English town and is based on a story by Susan Hill a novelist from Scarborough, Yorkshire. The book has been adapted three times and made into a play based on her story. Ifyou look at IMDB there is a few more listing one staring John Barymore. I am only focusing on the story by Hill.


In her Story Arthur Kipp is telling the story to his four step children rather than when we watch the movie staring Danielle Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter. Interesting fact, in the 1989 made for TV movie Arthur is played by Adrian Rawlins, who would years later play James Potter Harry’s father, and Dr.Rhodes in TWIB2). Stella dies in childbirth and Arthur is a widower single dad, who is about to get fired when hes takes one last case to redeem him self with his firm.
The rest of the story plays out the same he goes to a town where every person acts like The Woman in Black is Lord Voldermort and cant seem to tell him whats wrong or who the big bad danger is they speak of.
Its really silly at times and makes you wonder why every one is soo superstious when we are on the cusp of the 1st World War. The Woman in Black 2 Angle of Death takes place during World War 2.
This woman in black would make her presence known when there has been a death of a child. SHe hangs her self after her kid dies in the Marsh surrounding the gothic looking estate. Now why she apeers to the Governess and her group in the sequel, I am not too sure. The new film The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death, a group of kids led by their governess Phoebe Fox are brought to the island to avoid the bombings of London and they encounter the benevolent spirit who gets the kids to commit suicide one by one. Similar to the way she got Potters kid to do it in the last one. She had her kid taken away so she targets kids who are vulnerable and people who have problems involving kids. I wonder why she cant go haunt a pedopfile rpison and make all those people do bad things to them selves?
They veer pretty far away from the novel only keeping the characters names and other plot elements such as the ghost her self.

This series does have this really creepy gothic ghost story quality to it. There are cheap jump scenes and scares thruout the movie, I had to watch it in a theater with a bunch of screaming girls and that was no fun, mainly because they were teenagers and their voices and screaming was defining.
The new movies were made by the new HAMMER studios who also did The Quiet Ones and Let me In. Ther track record so far has been hit or miss, and its been mostly ghost movies.
Is it worth seeing? Yes and no the sequel is better than the first one only by the ending not sucking as much. The woman in Black remake was Danille Radcliffe first role out side the Harry Potter franchise and is worth looking at, but I prefer the sequel more.

Its currently playing at the Blackstone Valley Cinema in Millbury MA and other theaters.

‘Game of Thrones’ to Hit IMAX Screens

Posted in entertainment, Fantasy, Geekbabes, tv on January 6, 2015 by chrisdsav


Holy Shit

Originally posted on Variety:

HBO and IMAX have struck a deal to make “Game of Thrones” the first TV series to grace the theatrical distributors’ big screens.

An exclusive season 5 trailer, as well as the final two episodes of the fourth season, will get an unprecedented run Jan. 23-29 at 150 theaters in top markets across the U.S.

While the visual spectacle of the HBO hit makes it a natural for the big-screen treatment, “Thrones” will be digitally remastered to fit the IMAX format.

“The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for the IMAX format,” said Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO.  “We are always looking to provide fans with new and exciting ways to experience the show and viewing two key episodes, along with the new trailer, on such an impressive platform makes for a great event.”

IMAX has indicated previously its intent to branch out beyond…

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