Category Archives: Horror

The Midnight Drive-In: Endgame & Deathrow Gameshow

Reality TV just doesn’t cut it anymore so we have to take things to a higher level.  How about a live TV show where one person is the prey and has to fend off a band of hunters?  Or how about a gameshow where prisoners on deathrow try to win prizes for their families after their death or maybe even their freedom?  If either of these sound great then you’re in luck.  First off we’re talking Endgame.  After that we take a trip to the wackier side with Deathrow Gameshow.  Also we talk some Walking Dead, Daredevil, and The Meg.

The Dream Master on Blu-Ray in the Elm Street Collection

I finally bought A Nightmare on Elm Street collection on Blu-Ray. I owned all those movies in the past on VHS and only got around to buying the first and fourth movies on DVD.

My main reason to buying this collection is to have A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master on Blu-Ray. The DVD copy I have is really grainy but after watching the Blu the picture is so clear and the sound is top notch. Specially when Running from this Nightmare kicks in.

The extras for the Dream Master are short and sweet. A handful of featurettes looking at Freddy’s makeup, chest and meatball face effects and interviews with director Renny Harlin, Robert Shaye, and KNB founding member Howard Berger. If you seen The Elm Street Legacy you probably heard those stories before.

I keep thinking there’s some kind of uncovered information about The Dream Master but there never is. I have the same problem with The Punisher (1989) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Just give me that special edition Blu that I always wanted and call it a day. Now I can put The Punisher to bed, because Umbrella Entertainment released a three cut with commentary and extras Blu. That’s all I need.

There’s a bonus disc that came with the Elm Street collection. Two episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares, handful of interviews with Wes Craven, Clive Barker, Rachel Talalay and many others who worked on the Elm Street franchise.

I’m happy with this collection. And just having a better quality of The Dream Master makes up for the $30 price tag. Also I didn’t get any 3-D glasses for Freddy’s Dead. The extras are fine but watch Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy for a rundown on every film.

The Midnight Drive-In: Demon Seed (1977) & Split Second

This week we’re talking big guns and rapey houses.  First up is Julie Christie (which is the name of my very first girlfriend from back in 6th grade. true story) in Demon Seed.  After that Rutger Hauer gets Noah all a quiver in Split Second.  Also Doug tells us about trick or treating with little kids, we talk about the movie Trick ‘r Treat, and we go over favorite Halloween specials.

GeekNerdery Podcast: Tales Of Terror Live! Top 5 Obscure 80s Horror Movies

Bryan and Tony sat down in front of a packed crowd to talk about their Top 5 Obscure 80s Horror movies at the Tales Of Terror LIVE! Event.  Each one is going to drop some films that not everyone may even know about.  Listen in and get some ideas for your next horror movie marathon.

The Midnight Drive-In: Halloween 2018

This was initially going to be part of our regular episode, but we talked so much it deserves it’s own episode.  We talk very spoilery about what we liked and disliked about the new Halloween film.  What worked? What didn’t? What was the audience talking about during the movie? Find out all this and more!

The Midnight Drive-In: Trick Or Treats & Night Of The Demons 2

We celebrate halloween time by talking two movies set during our favorite holiday to mixed results.  Also Noah shares lots about his past, we talk some Annihilation, and The Haunting Of Hill House.  All this and more!  Happy Halloween Suckaaaaaas.

The Midnight Drive-In: Evilspeak & Brainscan

Computers rule our lives but is that a good thing?  This week we look at two movies that show how computers can ruin your life . . . sort of.  First up is Clint Howard in Evilspeak.  We then follow that up with Edward Furlong in Brainscan.  Also Noah tells us of his adventures on the high seas!

The Midnight Drive-In: Last Action Hero & The Final Girls

This week we’re watching movies where people watch movies and then get pulled into them.  First up we get to see Arnold make fun of the action film in Last Action Hero.  After that we head to Camp Bloodbath with The Final Girls.  With Noah out on the high seas we decided to bring in filmmaker Tony Wash to give his thoughts as well as plug his wares as he has 3 feature films out or about to come out in 2018 alone.  If you want to check out more of his stuff head on over to Scotchworthy Productions and pick up some movies.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Fly (1958) & The Fly (1986)

This week we’re going Double Fly.  First we check out the 1958 Vincent Price version of The Fly.  After that we take a comparison look at the 1986 David Cronenberg version of The Fly.  Noah also tells us a horrible true store, we talk about Hell Fest, and get confused with the new Jeremy Sauliner film Hold The Dark.

First Look At Freddy In Goldbergs

We’re getting our first look at Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in the upcoming Halloween episode of the popular sit-com The Goldbergs.

It has been just over 15 years since we saw Englund wear the glove in any official capacity on screen. Englund had said 2003’s Freddy Vs. Jason would be his last dance with the role he made legend, it now looks like we have one more chance to meet the man of our dreams.

The Halloween episode of The Goldbergs is set to air October 24th. 1….2…. Freddy’s Coming For You……

McFarlane To Bring Back Movie Maniacs

Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s, any kid that wandered into their local Spencer’s Gifts or Hot Topics would eventually come face to face with some of the most amazing genre based collectible figurines.

Legendary comic creator Todd McFarlane launched a line of collectibles called Movie Maniacs. Amazingly intricate and detailed figurines of the icons of horror. Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and so many more were able to be brought home to adorn our shelves. But like so many things, they went the way of the dodo.

Now, in the age of ultimate nostalgia, McFarlane is bringing back his line of creepy collectibles

During an interview at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Todd McFarlane told IGN that a handful of the lines that put the company on the map will be coming back.

“We live in a brave new world now where you can go literally from production to the consumer, right? You can cut out all the middle men and we’re seeing that with Kickstarters and people doing direct, you know, dot com,” McFarlane told the site. “So what we’re gonna do is, when we started McFarlane Toys twenty-plus years ago, we were built on the detailed stuff, doing all these cool monsters and all this sort of wicked stuff. Unfortunately, the stores we were selling to at that point, like Tower Records and Suncoast and Babbage’s and KB Toys, and all these other ones, they’ve all fallen to the wayside.”

But it won’t just be the Movie Maniac line, McFarlane dropped another big bombshell when he said “So we’re gonna go back to our origins and we’re gonna go, hey, for all you people who like Tortured Souls? There’s gonna be more. For all you people who like some of the Movie Maniacs? There’s gonna be more. But even the new — the stuff we just created, like Dragons? More. Spawn? More. Twisted Tales? More.”

It’s everything my teenage self with no disposable income could have desired. If you have forgotten what they looked like, check out below for a look at some of the original line of the Maniacs and then start putting your pennies away. Watch out Funko, McFarlane Toys is coming for you…

 

 

New Hellboy Poster Is Legendary AF!

My first introduction to Hellboy was from the first movie.  I hadn’t become the Del Toro fanboy that I am now.  I knew Ron Pearlman as The Beast from the TV version of Beauty And The Beast.  I thought the movie looked cool so I decided to check it out.

I feel in love right away.  After that I devoured the comics as quickly as I could.  When part 2 came out I was completely in.  I loved every second.  Now just to wait till part 3.  But sadly we never got it.

When it was announced that they were not going forward with a part 3 but instead doing a full reboot I was bummed.  But then that first image came out with David Harbour in the lead role and I was instantly in love again.  He looks amazing in the role.  Mignola as said that this series will be a darker tone than the original series.  I’m in.

Yesterday they dropped the new poster for Hellboy and it proclaimed it “Legendary AF”.  With this poster it’s hard to argue.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Wraith & I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle

This week we’re looking at killer vehicles.  First up we keep going with more Charlie Sheen love from last week with The Wraith.  Then we head over to England for I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle.  We also talk about the movie Mandy, Bryan and Noah’s trip to the Drive-In, and Doug does a deep dive into the old Universal Creature movies.

*Just a show note.  The intro recorded by the ever awesome Julie from 19 Nocturne Boulevard seems very topical but was recorded months ago.  That’s how awesome she is.

The Midnight Drive-In: Slater September! Twilight Zone The Movie & Tales From The Darkside The Movie

Week 2 of Slater September is here.  First up is the movie take on some classic episodes of The Twilight Zone.  We chat about some of our favorite episodes and also talk the big controversy with the film.  After that Christian Slater appears in Tales From The Darkside The Movie to chop up some mummies.  Sit back and enjoy some classic horror anthologies.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Last Shark & Jaws 5 (Cruel Jaws)

It’s shark week here at the drive in.  First we’ll be taking a look at The Last Shark which pretty much steals most of it’s story from Jaws.  Then after that we’ll be looking at Jaws 5 (aka Cruel Jaws) which literally steals everything from The Last Shark.  After that we talk some more shark movies, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and Bryan reveals a theme month not to be missed starting next episode.

New Trailer For Skeletons In The Closet

The folks over at Scotchworthy Productions have been busy.  Earlier this summer their movie The Rake was released.  Today they have dropped the trailer for their new horror anthology movie Skeletons In The Closet.  This one takes 80’s nostalgia to a whole new level.  Watch below and then click on the link to their website to learn where and how you can watch this.

Skeletons In The Closet

 

The Midnight Drive-In: Shivers & Rabid

This week Cronenberg takes over the drive-in as we chat about two of his films.  First up is the currently being remade Rabid.  After that it’s Shivers.  We didn’t really put together how similar these movies are until we watched them.  After that it’s talk of Who Is America?, Castle Rock, and Cruising.

The Midnight Drive-In: A Bay Of Blood & Baron Blood

This week we’re talking some Bava movies.  First up is the intricate slasher A Bay Of Blood.  After that we’re following it up with Bava’s back from the dead Baron Blood!  Also we chat about foods that shouldn’t be mixed together, The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs, Antman & The Wasp, and Noah tries to convince us that the Venom movie might be good.

The Midnight Drive-In: Maniac Cop & Psycho Cop

It’s Killer Cops week at the ole drive in.  First up we’re talking about a low budget film Psycho Cop.  After that it’s the battle of the chins as Robert Z’Dar takes on Bruce Campbell in Maniac Cop.  In reality Tom Atkins mustache takes them all out.  After that we talk about Mother, Solo, The Stepfather, Re-Animator, GLOW, and The Pack.