Retail horrors - Halloween at Michaels

I know I'm off to a late start this year but I wanted to give the retailers adequate time to stock up before I began hounding the stores like a deranged junkie.  This year's season is definitely off to a great start with a number of new products and promotions.  The first store I scoured was Michaels, a store that's always been my "go-to" for cool Halloween swag.  While they do have a handful of off-putting "cutesy" decorations, the good always outweighs the bad.  Plus they're always having a sale, if it's not on sale you can guarantee there's a coupon available online.  Did I mention they're the world's largest Lemax retailerHow can ya' go wrong!?

The Slave

Production Year: 1969
Release Date: 09/09/2014
Studio: Mondo Macabro
Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile

*Limited to 3500 Copies*
At first glance Silvia (Haydee Politoff) seems to be an average everyday housewife.  But as you likely already know, looks can be extremely deceiving.  Underneath Silvia's calm and normal demeanor is a woman who fantasies about being enslaved in exotic locations.  Luckily for Silvia her man is recently out of the picture allowing for employment with Margaret (Rosanna Schiaffino), a very wealthy and sophisticated movie star who's unknowingly willing to give into Silvia's every desire.  Margaret treats her employees as if they were fashion accessories, she insures all of her staff are fashioned with uncomfortable high-heel shoes and requires everyone refer to her as "the mistress."

It's time GWAR-O-WEEN!

If you haven't had a chance to stop by Cannibal Reviews' Facebook page, you should rectify that as soon as possible!  This Halloween season we are having a number of giveaways featuring a wide range items perfect for this time of the year!  Our latest contest is GWAR themed featuring an album signed by the ENTIRE band during their Lust in Space era.

This is a cool contest for a number of reasons; One, It's frickin' GWAR.  Two, it's signed by the entire band - unfortunately Dave Brockie and Cory Smoot are no longer with us.  Casey Orr has moved onto other projects making this a piece of GWAR history.  On top of all that I'm also tossing in a bunch of cool little Halloween items in the box and filling it full of earth from my haunted basement (AKA I'm shoving Dollar Tree moss in the box for added effect.)

Werewolf Rising

Production Year: 2014
Release Date: 09/22/2014
Studio: Image Entertainment (UK)
Director: BC Furtney

 Emma (Melissa Carnell) moved to the big city with dreams and high hopes, but fate had other plans for the small town girl and now she's found herself back in podunk-nowhere Arkansas tryin' her best to stay sober.  Unfortunately for the young gal sobriety is the least of her worries with two hardened criminals on the loose, and oh, did I mention the werewolf yet?  Yeah, that might cause a slight dilemma.

NECA - Retro Friday the 13th Part 2 Jason Voorhees

At this point it seems the resurgence of MEGO inspired collectibles shows no signs of slowing down.  Fans love the aesthetics of the toys and I'm betting companies are pretty happy with the tooling costs.  The latest in Neca's retro line is "sack head" Jason from Friday the 13th Part 2, and while it wasn't initially on my "buy list" I couldn't say no when I saw it hanging on the shelf.