Scary People, Movies and a real mystery-instead of packing

PBS has an ancestry show called Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. I never saw it before, but the other night Stephen King was one of their subjects so of course I had to tune in. What I like about this show is that in addition to researching articles and records, they do a DNA test that geographically shows where your ancestors are from. What I don’t love is that they focus on 3 people each episode so you’re constantly switching back and forth, and the subjects don’t go on their own journey – they don’t do the research themselves.

But ancestry is always fascinating to hear about. Stephen King learned some incredible things about his ancestors, particularly their actions during the time of slavery. Watching this person, whose mind has invented so many stories and characters, learn details of his own story was actually kind of fun.

 

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Howl at the moon ‘Werewolf Rising’ releases trailer

HORROR MOVIES UNCUT

Bill Oberst Jr is a busy man. One of the films we spoke to him about months back is the lycan flick WEREWOLF RISING. RLJ entertainment released a trailer for it this week and the film should hit DVD shelves on October 14th. Read on for the trailer and synopsis from WEREWOLF RISING.

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WolfCop (2014)

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Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks

In the new Millennium, most genre filmmakers were busy remaking the 1970s, to see how that Vietnam-, Nixon- and Manson-tinged Golden Age of horror might map onto our own post-9/11 experience of global terror, local insanity, Bush-brand torture and economic meltdown. Yet several younger, (slightly) more forward-thinking directors were looking instead to the decade in which they popped their own horror cherry. As early as 2006, James Gunn was celebrating Reagan-era excess with his icky alien invasion flick Slither (2006), and since then films like House of the Devil (2009), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), Hobo With A Shotgun (2011) and Almost Human (2013) have all declared their undying love for the 80s.

The latest, but certainly not the last, in this run of nostalgic tributes is Lowell Dean’s WolfCop, which wears its Eighties skin with pride, whether in its synth-driven score, its…

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Universal Studios Monsters

Radio of Horror Blog

These never get old well they get older with age I mean but you know what I am talking about. Today ALL of the UNIVERSAL MONSTER movies from the 30s-50s were released on blu-ray for the first time ever. Now a couple years ago we had the main films but this gives us all of them and if you are not a fan of the Wolf man or only want Dracula then you can pick up the individual sets that only contain those monsters you love. You also get the Abbot and Costello Movies, were Bud an Lou meet Frankensten and The Mummy and The Wolfman and Dracula, and the Invisible Man. FYI If you have never seen Bud and Lou horror comedies they are some of the best ever made.

 A lot of the bonus material is carried over form previous releases and, the only one I picked up was the…

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Rick Baker Releases Images of Unused Werewolf Effects from “Cursed”

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Wes Craven’s Cursed was a film that was unfortunately ‘cursed’ by a number of production issues, including being butchered by the studio in order to receive a PG-13 rating.

During the mid-2000s, everyone seemed to think it was a good idea to edit graphic, R-rated films into tamer, PG-13-rated films in order to increase success at the box office. Cursed was intended to be an insanely violent werewolf feature. Sadly, the cut that was released was anything but graphic, and simply didn’t feel right.

Recently, special effects legend Rick Baker took to Twitter to release behind-the-scenes images from the set of Cursed, which show two stages of Judy Greer’s werewolf transformation (which were unfortunately cut from the theatrical release of the film). As usual when it comes to Baker’s work, the effects look absolutely phenomenal.

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