July's HORROR Block!

My second Horror Block has been delivered!  I was surprised by it's arrival as it seems like I just got through talking about June's box.  I guess it's hard to believe it's already the last day of July.  Just one more month of swelterin' heat and asses stickin' to seats.  Before ya' know if we'll be covering August's Horror Block and slipping into Halloween mode.

Funko is giving their POP! Vinyl line a classic HORROR twist!

 Cannibal Reviews is a big supporter of Funko!  They've taken on zombies, masked psychopaths, and Ghostbusters.  This September the company will be tackling the Universal Monsters!
It's a perfect night for mystery and horror!
The air itself is filled with...monsters! Funko is bringing the legendary Universal Monsters to life in a new Pop! series! Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, and Metaluna Mutant are all creepy cute!


Production Year: 1983
Release Date: 07/29/2014
Director: Richard Ciupka

Studio: Synapse Films

Canada has a rich history of horror films from classics like Black Christmas (Bob Clark; 1974) to more modern films like Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett; 2000). Within the mix there are a number of seldom seen gems that have not been given their due, thankfully however, we have companies like Synapse Films; a studio more than willing to resurrect underappreciated films giving them a second life in today's home video market.   Curtains was an early entry in the slasher craze that befell the 80's. Is it the most competent of the slasher films during that period?  No.  But the film remains pretty enjoyable and after my initial viewing it's easy to understand why it has built up a modest fan base over the years.

Neca - Retro Jason (Friday the 13th: A New Beginning)

Fans have long clamored for a figure based upon Jason's look in the fifth Friday the 13th film, one of the more underappreciated films in the Friday franchise. It's easy to write off the fifth installment, after all Jason wasn't really the killer, was he?  But after all of these years the 1985 film has amassed quite the die hard fanbase, a group that wants their Jason in figure-form. I'm happy to report that the day has finally arrived. Hide the candy bars and lock up the gardening tools; Roy is here.

Mondo - Halloween OST

Say what you will about 1978's seminal horror film but one thing is for certain, when you hear the opening keys on Halloween Theme you instantly know the film, you know the director/composer, and you know the characters. There are not many scores that can elicit that kind of a reaction. The main theme has really taken on a life of it's own, a go-to track at most Halloween parties, stores, and functions. Good luck finding a haunted attraction in America that doesn't have it on repeat in some small dilapidated room haunted by a guy sporting an old Don Post Myers mask.