Archive: July, 2011

Definitive Directors: Adam Mason

Posted on 07/31/11 by Deaditor

Definitive Directors is an ongoing series here at Brutal as Hell, examining directors we feel are currently defining the genre. Every two weeks we’ll present a director, take a look at their best work, and how their films are setting the standard for the future of horror. Adam Mason by Keri O’Shea He may have […]

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Film Review: Good Neighbors

Posted on 07/30/11 by Deaditor

Good Neighbors Released by: Magnolia Release Date: July 29, 2011 Directed by Jacob Tierney Starring: Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire Review by Marc Patterson It’s the fall of 1995 and Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood is under attack by a serial killer and rapist who is racking up a body count for the record books. In […]

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A Bad Case of Blue Book

Posted on 07/30/11 by Deaditor

by Annie Riordan I work in a bookstore. I’ve worked at the same bookstore for the past fourteen years. Now, for legal reasons, I probably shouldn’t divulge the name of said bookstore, but since I like you all so much, I’ll give you a hint: its name rhymes with Mordor’s and it’s going out of […]

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Blu-ray News: ‘Maniac Cop’ Coming from Arrow Video

Posted on 07/30/11 by Deaditor

Maniac Cop (Arrow Video) Police brutality never felt so good Notorious video nasty creator William Lustig and B-Movie legend Larry Cohen return to the dirty streets for a unique high speed collision of the slasher movie and police thriller in Maniac Cop, a blood splattered tale of brutal cop vengeance from beyond the grave. When reports […]

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DVD News: ‘The Devil’s Kiss’ and ‘The Cheerleaders’ Coming Soon from ArrowDrome

Posted on 07/30/11 by Deaditor

The Devil’s Kiss (ArrowDrome) One kiss dragged the dead from their graves… Claire Grandier is a medium with one thing on her mind… Blood drenched vengeance. She’s a psychic black widow who’ll stop at nothing to destroy the Duke De Haussement, the man she holds responsible for her husband’s untimely death. After charming her way […]

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Guest Editorial: Reclaiming Horror? From What?

Posted on 07/28/11 by Deaditor

by Jeff Martin I realize this is old news by now and this year’s Comic-Con is but another panel in the graphic novel of history, but I read something that really stuck in my craw and, as usual, I have an unnatural urge to share. Be glad you aren’t around when my exhibitionist tendencies show […]

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UK DVD Review: Evil Rising (AKA Sauna)

Posted on 07/28/11 by Ben

Evil Rising AKA Sauna (2008) Distributor: Matchbox Films DVD Release Date (UK): 25th July 2011 Directed by: Antti-Jussi Annila Starring: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen Review by: Keri O’Shea  It’s a rare treat to come across a film like Evil Rising (more on that damn title change anon): a project with unusual vision and high production […]

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Film Review: Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2

Posted on 07/27/11 by Deaditor

Film Review: Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 Directed By: Robert Hall Starring: Nick Principe, Danielle Harris and Thomas Dekker Reviewed By: Dustin Hall I confess – I walked into this thing about as blind as possible. First off, I’ve never seen the first Laid to Rest film. Second, I didn’t actually intend to go to […]

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Glen Mazzara Replaces Frank Darabont on AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

Posted on 07/27/11 by Deaditor

by Marc Patterson Yesterday the buzz around The Walking Dead had little to do with zombies and everything to do with show creator Frank Darabont stepping down from his responsibilities as showrunner. Today we get the news from Deadline that Darabont’s number two, Glen Mazzara will officially take the reins of the show. Darabont will […]

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‘Psychoville’ and ‘Todd and the Book of Pure Evil’ Invade FEARnet in August

Posted on 07/27/11 by Deaditor

by J.C. DeLeon Fans of the horror genre don’t have a lot of options when it comes to an on-demand, 24/7 place to satiate their need for the scary and the violent. Thankfully though, there is FEARnet, the world’s first TV channel dedicated to horror, thriller and suspense. Unfortunately, it isn’t available everywhere as of […]

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Crazed Cannibals, Assassins, and Horror from 1981 – Here’s What’s Hot This Week in Horror

Posted on 07/26/11 by Deaditor

by Marc Patterson There are quite a few releases for horror fans this week. To help steer you through the muck we’ve got a few recommended titles we think you’ll want to check out. (I can’t fathom why the hell Dylan Dog is getting any attention anywhere, since it sucked more ass than a German […]

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‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

Posted on 07/26/11 by Deaditor

by Marc Patterson Late last summer I declared Spartacus: Blood & Sand to be my guilty pleasure of the summer, stating “If you took Gladiator amped up the CGI arterial spray, tossed in a crap load of nudity and sex, and dumbed down the entire plot until all you’re left with is a total carnal […]

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‘Dead Hooker In A Trunk’ Coming To Cinemas & VOD in US/Canada

Posted on 07/26/11 by Ben

by Ben Bussey Found in my Facebook feed this morning: Jen Soska has HUGE news!! Dead Hooker in a Trunk is being released in limited theaters throughout the USA and Canada by IFC Midnight. They’ll also be putting it on VOD on August 3rd!! PLEASE spread this outstanding news. This is it, my friends. We did it. […]

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‘The Dead’ – UK Poster & Theatrical Release News

Posted on 07/26/11 by Ben

by Ben Bussey Below is the official British poster art for The Dead, the microbudget zombie film from the Ford Brothers already notorious for its hazardous guerilla shoot in Burkina Faso, Africa. It’s set for a UK cinema release on September 2nd, before hitting the US in October. The Dead screened at FrightFest 2010; I was there, and […]

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True Blood Recap: Episode 4.5 – ‘Me and the Devil’

Posted on 07/25/11 by Deaditor

by Britt Hayes Editor’s note: This article, as well as all recap articles for True Blood, contains spoilers. If you have not watched this weeks episode we strongly encourage you NOT to read this article until you have done so. Thank you – The Management. True Blood is doing me proud this season. There were […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Scream of the Banshee

Posted on 07/24/11 by Ben

Scream of the Banshee (2011) Distributor: G2 Pictures/After Dark Originals Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date (UK): 25th July 2011 DVD Release Date (US): July 26, 2011 Directed by: Steven C. Miller Starring: Lauren Holly, Lance Henriksen, Todd Haberkorn Review by: Stephanie Scaife The words “SyFy original movie” may fill you with dread, and quite rightly so in […]

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‘Knights of Badassdom’ Trailer Debut

Posted on 07/24/11 by Deaditor

by Marc Patterson The Knights of Badassdom trailer has just been released online this weekend and I have to say, it’s pretty fuckin’ AWESOME. I’m no LARPer, and I think Cosplay is silly at its best moment, but I’ll totally channel my inner nerd if it means I get to see this even a day […]

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