THE DOG DAYS OF HORROR: 10 AWESOME DOGS FROM HORROR MOVIES!

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“Ok, who brought the dog?”

 

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THE DOG DAYS OF HORROR: 10 AWESOME DOGS FROM HORROR MOVIES!

We are deep into the dog days of summer, but what about the dog days of horror? No better example that dogs are man’s best friend than in horror flicks, though they can be a ghoul’s best friend, too. To celebrate some of horror’s most awesome…or scary…pooches, here are 10 awesome dogs from horror movies!

(To find the reviews for the films listed below, just type the title in the above right search engine!)



A runner up for sure, Beast from Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes!

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 HORRORS TO WATCH ON A SNOW DAY!

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It’s a snowy day here in good ole New Jersey and it made me think about what horror films, both classic and lesser known, would be perfect for such a wintry day…and here are ten of them!…

(Click on the titles below the movie poster gallery to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Thing From Another World

2. The Thing (1982)

3. The Thing (2011)

4. The Shining

5.  A Cold Night’s Death

6. Cold Prey

7. Blood Runs Cold

8. Wendigo

9. The Last Winter

10. Dark Was The Night

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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COOL STUFF: SCREAM FACTORY’S SPECIAL EDITION OF JOHN CARPENTER’S “THE THING” LOOKS AWESOME!

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The awesome folks at Scream Factory will be releasing a special edition of John Carpenter’s classic The Thing on 9/20/16 and here is a description, direct from Scream Factory themselves, of all the special extras this great sounding disc is going to have!…

 

** THE THING! DETAILS + SITE EXCLUSIVE OFFER!**

We’re beyond excited to present our plans today for John Carpenter’s iconic and ground-breaking remake of THE THING. Lots of information to report this morning so please read the status update all the way through!

Official street date for the 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is 9/20/16

List of extras and specs at this time are as follows:

• NEW 2K scan of the Inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey
• NEW 4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack
• NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey
• NEW The Men of Outpost 31 – interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney and more…
• NEW Assembling and Assimilation – an interview with editor Todd Ramsay
• NEW Behind the Chameleon – interviews with visual effects artists Peter Kuran and Susan Turner, special make-up effects artist Rob Burman and Brian Wade and more….
• NEW Sounds from the Cold – interviews with supervising sound editor David Lewis Yewdall and special sound effects designer Alan Howarth
• NEW Between the Lines – an interview with novelization author Alan Dean Foster
• Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
• John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape – a documentary on the making of THE THING featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock plus members of the cast and crew (80 minutes – SD)
• Outtakes (5 minutes – SD)
• Vintage featurettes from the electronic press kit featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell and Rob Bottin (12 minutes – SD)
• Vintage featurettes – The Making of a Chilling Tale and The Making of THE THING (1982 – 14 minutes – SD)
• Vintage Product Reel – contains a promotional condensed version of the film with additional footage not in the film (19 minutes – SD)
• Vintage Behind-the-Scenes footage (2 minutes – SD)
• Annotated Production Archive – Production Art and Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes – SD)
• Network TV Broadcast version of THE THING (92 minutes – SD)
• Teaser Trailer & Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and German Trailer)
• TV spots & Radio Spots
• Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/1982/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 109 minutes/English Subtitles/Special Features Are Not Rated. Region A (U.S. and Canada)

We still have a few more extras in the pipeline and will report them in the future when they have been confirmed.

Avid fans of the film will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the release—which are only available at www.shoutfactory.com while supplies last:

STANDARD OFFER
– Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from artist Paul Shipper
– Product will be shipped two weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20th
Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/the-thing-collector-s-edition

DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 1,500 orders only – pictured below)
– Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
– Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster of the newly-designed art from Paul Shipper
– Product will be shipped three weeks earlier than National Street date of September 20
– Receive a second slipcover—made exclusively for this promotion and newly-designed from artist Nat Marsh
– Receive a second 18” x 24” poster of the newly designed art from Nat Marsh
Pre-order @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/the-thing-deluxe-limited-edi…

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Source: Scream Factory/Shout Factory

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BARE BONES: THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 and BLOOD GLACIER

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THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 (2014)

My opinion on the first ABCs Of Death was simple and to the point… “Intriguing premise has 26 filmmakers from around the globe each given a letter of the alphabet. They then must choose a word and make a film focusing on a death from that word. Too bad that out of 26 short films, only about 5 are actually worth watching.”…I am happy to say the sequel continues the intriguing premise, but also delivers far more quality vignettes to spook or gross out the intended horror audience. Sure there are a few clunkers and head-scratchers, but there are also far more effective and worth watching entries than the first installment. Directors include indie fixture Larry Fessenden (Beneath) and The Soska Sisters (American Mary, See No Evil 2).

An improvement and definitely worth a look with a variety of styles and stories…and some of the stories are quite gruesome!

3 star rating

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BLOOD GLACIER (2013)

Austrian horror is a refreshing return to an old fashioned monster movie with charming prosthetics to represent it’s creatures instead of CGI. The film centers on a small weather observation station in the Swiss Alps that happens upon a bizarre single celled organism that turns the snow of the melting glacier it resides in, blood red. It also has a nasty habit of absorbing the genetic material of whatever ingests it and before you can say John Carpenter’s The Thing…there are a host of insect/animal hybrids running around. Now our crew and some visiting dignitaries must fend for their very lives against a variety of vicious genetic mutants.

Directed by Marvin Kren and written by Benjamin Hessler, this is nothing we haven’t seen before, but it is done well and is a fun and entertaining monster flick. The creatures are creatively designed and fairly well rendered and there is plenty of bloodletting to go along with their carnage. No classic, but an entertaining creature feature.

3 star rating

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