Wednesday, November 26, 2014
For all intents and purposes, “The Doctor and the Devils” is a Hammer horror film. It might be produced by comedian Mel Brooks and his Brooksfilms imprint, but all signs point to this being made by the British house of terror had it been conceived during the 1960s or 1970s. A strong English cast directed by Freddie Francis while surrounded by a period piece atmosphere completes the successful formula for such a film. Scream Factory gives the long forgotten cult classic an overdue facelift that will no doubt expose it to thousands more genre fans.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Scream Factory continues to showcase their obsession with George A. Romero by releasing another lost treasure from the archives of horror. “Monkey Shines” gets the Blu-ray upgrade and another chance to woo audiences that were either not born or somehow missed out on seeing it all these years. It’s a genre cult classic which earns its title through solid character foundations and excellent pacing.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Legendary KISS Spaceman Ace Frehley lands in Dallas, TX on December 1st. The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee will be taking the stage at Trees for what will surely be an electrifying experience. His performance includes KISS classics, solo material from a four decades long career, and songs from his latest album “Space Invader.”
Friday, November 21, 2014
Although it’s been done before several times now, I can only imagine how hard it must be to decide exactly where to split a book in half to make it two or more movies. Most novels have a beginning, middle, climax, and an end. What can a filmmaker do to leave audiences feeling satisfied when there’s no big payoff or conclusion to what they’re taking in? Here is where the problem lies for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.”
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Scream Factory gives horror fans the first ever Blu-ray release of George A. Romero’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Half.” There are a number of movies I somehow missed seeing in my younger years and this was one of them. I went into it with an open mind and really wanted to enjoy it. Unfortunately, I found it to be somewhat tedious and slow-going.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
After taking in DC Comics’ latest issue of Batgirl, I regret not having jumped onboard a month earlier. Issue #35 launched the series back in time to the younger years of Barbara Gordon’s battle against crime. I can’t begin to tell you what a breath of fresh air the creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brendon Fletcher, and Babs Tarr has contributed to the monthly title.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Chucky and Annabelle didn’t have anything on Mr. and Mrs. Hartwicke’s terrifying collection of “unique” toys. Scream Factory reminds horror fans what came first with Charles Band and Stuart Gordon’s 1987 classic “Dolls.” It’s the perfect film if you’re looking for a means to help encourage your children to stop playing with their Barbies or action figures.