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.

Neca - Godzilla (2014)

With Jurassic World, Pacific Rim 2, and an inevitable sequel to 2014's US Godzilla planned, it's clear that we are in the midst of a resurgence of the monster movie.  I don't know about you guys, but this makes me extremely happy.

I've already covered a few of the other Godzilla releases that were put out this year (DST and Jakks), so far everything I've gotten has been pretty awesome, the vinyl bank is a fun piece, the giant-size Godzilla is, well...Huge, and Neca's latest release has loads of articulation and great sculpt/paint going for it.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 4K remastered screening 07/18/2014

Saturday evening I was lucky enough to catch a screening of the 1974 cult epic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , this wasn't just any normal screening though, this particular screening featured Dark Sky's new 4k remastered print of the film.

It's not too often screenings like this happen in Oklahoma and while I had never been to Tulsa's Circle Cinema theater, I didn't hesitate at the chance to see one of my favorite films on the big screen. The 120-something mile drive went by rather quickly and I even had a chance to stop by Gardner's Used Books (one of the biggest bookstores in the state!) I made it to Circle Cinema with enough time to secure a good seat in the middle of the auditorium.  Right of the bat I was impressed with the quality of the theater. When you see theater the first thing you'll notice is the throwback look of the building. This wasn't done for aesthetics, this theater was actually constructed back in the 1920's! I'm sure modifications and restorations have taken place over the years, but that "old time" feel remains. This particular showing was in theater one, the seats were comfortable, the screen was big, and the sound was more than adequate. Did I mention they regularly show horror and exploitation flicks? Why couldn't this theater be closer!?

Scorpion Releasing partners with Kino to get genre fans a slew of new titles!

A few months back Scorpion Releasing announced that Kino would be handling the distribution of a number future titles, the first eight releases have been officially announced!

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16, 2014 - Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing are pleased to announce the inaugural releases of eight films under the companies' new multi-year distribution deal. Over the next year and after, there will be additional releases by Kino Lorber from the Scorpion library, including new acquisitions that will be available for the first time.

Among the first selection of titles to be released in August are Green Ice, starring Ryan O'Neal and Omar Sharif; Grizzly, starring Christopher George (both streeting on DVDAugust 5th with individual SRPs of $19.95); A Summer Story, starring Susannah York (streeting August 12th with a SRP of $24.95), the award-winning Australian dramaCareful He Might Hear You (streeting on August 12th, with a SRP of $19.95), Jack Hill's Sorceress, produced by Roger Corman (streeting on August 19th on Blu-ray [SRP: $29.95]) and DVD [SRP: $24.95]); The Girl in a Swing, starring Meg Tilly (streeting on DVD on August 19th with a SRP of $19.95); the acclaimed drama Friendly Fire, starring Carol Burnett, and the 1982 TV movie version of The Elephant Man (both streeting on DVD on August 26th with individual SRPs of $24.95).
GREEN ICE (1981)
Director: ERNEST DAY

In the Andes mountains a group of archaeologists are murdered after they discover uncut emeralds. Back in New York, Joseph Wiley (Ryan O'Neal, Love Story) is down on his luck and runs off to Mexico where he meets Lilian Holbrook (Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction). The two are instantly attracted to each other, but Lilian is on her way to meet Meno Argenti (Omar Sharif, Doctor Zhivago), the man who intends to marry her. Wiley is mistakenly drawn into perilous adventure when a mysterious caller tells him to look at the samples - stolen emeralds. Lilian's sister is killed and, suspecting Argenti, Wiley and Lilian, in a bid to avenge her murder, plan a daring raid on Argenti's vault of emeralds - green ice. Also starring John Larroquette (TV'sNight Court).

Flatt World - Dracula

It was a fun time to be a collector in the 90's, companies like McFarlane Toys were finally giving modern horror characters like Leatherface and Freddy plastic incarnations, while Sideshow Toys gave new life to the prestigious Universal Monsters characters.  While those two companies found success in the toy aisle releasing series after series, there were a handful of smaller companies that gave the horror-toy business a shot only to disappear shortly thereafter.  Enter Flatt World Figures, a company that released a rather cool Dracula figure in 1998 before fading into obscurity.  What happened to the company?  Your guess is as good as mine, as far as I know this particular figure was their only true release.  That being said, if you've got more information on the company feel free to drop me a line.