HIDDEN IN THE WOODS is being described everywhere as one of the most brutal exploitation films to come along in some time. Facing incredible controversy, the film includes such gems as extreme violence, sexual abuse, and cannibalism to name just a few. And now, thanks to Artsploitation Films, this Latin American grindhouse flick is going to finally see VOD & DVD release here in the US on September 17th. The disc will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, an interview with director Patricio Valladares, and an eight page collector’s booklet.
“HOW WE MADE THE WOLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS HORROR MOVIE”
Aside from playing Leatherface, one of the most iconic horror icons of all time, in one of the most iconic horror films of all time, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Gunnar Hansen is actually an established author. His most recent book, CHAIN SAW CONFIDENTIAL, offers an insider’s behind-the-scenes view into the making of the horror classic.
Chronicle Books posted the video preview for CHAIN SAW CONFIDENTIAL, featuring on-camera words from Hansen about the book, which comes out October 1 (retail price: $24.95). In its pages, Hansen, his co-stars and crew from Tobe Hooper’s classic recall the terrors and triumphs of the low-budget shoot in revelatory and sometimes hilarious detail, and also explore the movie’s lasting legacy, fan reaction and classic status. Hansen will be promoting the book at personal appearances and conventions across the U.S. between now and the end of September.
Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project directed by WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD directors Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that article, we reported that writer Kim Henkel, co-creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again. Recently, however, the film is finally getting distribution by Phase 4 Films under the new title of BUTCHER BOYS on VOD September 6, 2013. In anticipation of the film’s release, check out a variety of stills and the new trailer below!
FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU
NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
Definitive documentary to be released Friday, September 13th
Pre-orders available now on CrystalLakeMemories.net
For those of you, like me, who have been voraciously chasing down every bit of information available on the upcoming definitive documentary on the Friday The 13th series, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th, a sales sheet has now hit the web. The sheet states, definitively, that the documentary is going to be a 4 disc set (2 blu-rays and 2 dvds), includes a bit more information about the doc itself, and includes a few images from the film.
Horror Soundtrack and Vinyl fans rejoice! Waxwork Records, creators of the recently released RE-ANIMATOR green vinyl with sleeve art by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, have done it again! You can now Pre-Order John Harrison’s DAY OF THE DEAD vinyl soundtrack from the official Waxwork Records website! And, as a bonus, the first 300 orders receive a zombie flesh and blood variant!
Fantastic news for Kevin S. Tenney fans as SCREAM FACTORY just announced that they will be bringing his beloved classics NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and WITCHBOARD to Blu-Ray in 2014!
From the Scream Factory Facebook Page:
Director Kevin Tenney’s ouija board hit WITCHBOARD and the “Eat a bowl of F*@K” classic NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (which, in particular, has quite a vocal following and has been requested many times here) will both be coming to Blu-ray in early 2014!!!!!!!!!!!
No details to report other than DEMONS will be a “Collector’s Edition” and the artwork is already in the works.
I didn’t pick up on this story when it first hit the press last year, but it recently came to my attention during a conversation with a friend of mine who, like me, is quite the fan of all things Vincent Price. When I posted the story yesterday of the new Scream Factory Vincent Price Collection, he reminded me that there have been some rumors that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were in talks with Warner Brothers to do a remake of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES while they collaborated on the ridiculously awful DARK SHADOWS remake.
In October of last year, we first hinted at George Romero’s secretive zombie comic project with Marvel Comics. Since then, we’ve heard nothing on the project. He’s recently finished a new script, but in regard to the comic project he’s remained silent…until now. Talking with DailyDead, he opened up a bit more about the project…
“Max Brooks and I do these panel discussions together and he believes that humans don’t stand a chance. I don’t know… I’m writing a comic book series right now for Marvel. I can’t really say anything about the story, but I’ll just say that the zombies are advancing even a little further.”
I’ve been waiting to report on the upcoming third season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, titled AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, until further details came out about the series. I’ve been biting my nails and preventing myself from uploading every little teaser for the series. Now, thankfully, thanks to FOX and series regular Jessica Lange.
Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
KLAATU BIKINI NIKTO!
That’s right boils ‘n (especially) ghouls, it’s finally happened. Created and and sold by Etsy seller Bloodlust Productions, the world has now been finally introduced to, I believe, the first ever Evil Dead Necronomicon Bikini! Retailing for $100, the Etsy creator over at Bloodlust Productions describes it as:
A one of a kind Brazilian cut silicone bikini! It is a sculpted piece that is backed with power mesh and is hand stitched for extra durability. It is a very nice fit to the body and is super comfortable! It is lightning fast on water slides as well. Note: This can also be used for costuming and partying!