HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY! Halloween nostalgia went ripping through my brain when I first heard this news. General Mills, to their astounding credit, is re-releasing all five of their sugary monster themed cereals for the Halloween season. That’s right, Fruity Yummy Mummy, Boo Berry (a personal favorite), Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Frute Brute are BACK, so you’d better stock up on all of your favorites while you still can because you’d better believe I’ll be making a run on the stores! Though I wish they’d kept the original box art, I understand the ideology behind updating it for a new generation of monster kids.
The breakfast cereals will be boxed in modern packaging except at Target stores which will exclusively carry the cereals in retro-styled packaging. Lynne Morioka of the blog A Taste of General Mills reports that “It’s the first time all five of our Monsters have been available, at the same time.”
CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN RELIVE YOUR MONSTER CHILDHOOD WITH THE MONSTER CEREALS RE-RELEASE!
Howdy Boils ‘n Ghouls! The great Backwoods Horror Fundraiser is in full swing right now and we’re trying to raise some money to make the site a bit more presentable (technical mumbo jumbo that I’m assured is important as our numbers keep growing). I just wanted to Alert you to some fantastic items up for sale (and auction) on eBay right now with all proceeds going to Backwoods Horror. Check ’em out below before they’re all gone!
We’ve got a copy of the out-of-print STEPHEN THROWER book NIGHTMARE USA on Auction right now starting at $150 with a buy it now price of $200. This is CHEAP folks, and it’s in perfect condition, so get it while you can!
KEEP READING FOR MORE ONE OF A KIND ITEMS UP FOR GRABS IN THE GREAT BACKWOODS HORROR FUNDRAISER!
Any long time reader of BackwoodsHorror knows that we’re just crazy about squatchsploitation/sasquatch/bigfoot flicks. From seeing 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a child, onto newer fare such as THE LOST COAST TAPES and the much anticipated EXISTS,and Bobcat Goldthwait’s WILLOW CREEK, we just can’t get enough of the big furry guy. Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, or Sasquatch – whatever you want to call the big fella, the creature has made one hell of an impression on us!
And now, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is throwing their (big)foot in the ring with the upcoming November 19th release of the new Sasquatch horror film PRIMITIVE. This time, however, it seems as though they’re taking something of a demonic slant to the creature we all know and love.
CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE LIONSGATE RELEASE OF PRIMITIVE!
THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 22nd
The masters of everything I could ever want on Blu-Ray are at it again, this time releasing the full list of movies and extras for their upcoming VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION!
From the release:
If you love Vincent Price like we do, then you’re going to die over what we have in store for our Blu-ray VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION (10/22 release). Our proud list of extras are as follows:
FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
• Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price
• Audio Commentary with Roger Corman
• Vincent Price Retrospective Commentary with author Lucy Chase Williams featuring Pitor Michael as the voice of Vincent Price
• Audio interview with Vincent Price by historian David Del Valle
• Theatrical Trailer
CONTINUE READING FOR THE FULL LIST OF EXTRAS INCLUDED IN THE SCREAM FACTORY VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION!
With THE WORLD’S END now in theaters, check out 16 minutes of behind-the-scenes b-roll footage! We should warn you, however, that if you have yet to see THE WORLD’S END (what are you waiting for?), the footage does contain some spoiler-esque material, so view at your own peril. PERIL, I SAY!
Directed by Edgar Wright, THE WORLD’S END stars Wright regulars Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike. The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy), the unofficial Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost trilogy that began with Shaun of the Dead finally comes to an explosive end.
CONTINUE READING FOR 16 MINUTES OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE FROM THE WORLD’S END!
Source: Crystal Lake Memories Official Website & Dread Central:
As reported a few weeks ago, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th (now available for pre-order on the official site, with the official release coming Friday, September 13th) will be coming our way soon from 1428 Films, the same folk who brought us the outstandingly in-depth NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY. With a running time of approximately seven hours, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th explores each film — from the seminal 1980 slasher hit to the 2009 reboot, including the hit syndicated television series — in chronological order, and promises to be the definitive documentary on one of the most enduring horror franchises in motion picture history.
CONTINUE READING TO CHECK OUT 6 NEW CLIPS FROM CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th!
Check out this new clip from THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 4 (returning Sunday, October 13th) in which Michonne, in standard badass fashion, comes riding in on a horse like a walker killin’ samurai! Check out the clip after the break!
In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.).
CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE NEW SNEAK PEEK FROM SEASON 4 OF THE WALKING DEAD!
4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker
Arriving on DVD October 8th
From the Press Release:
Philadelphia PA – Breaking Glass Pictures and Vicious Circle Films are thrilled to announce the October 8th DVD release of 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker, arriving on home video in time for the Halloween season. Co-written and directed by Mike Campbell and Todd Johnson, 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker offers an exciting new take on the genre staple of beautiful young women (Katherine Browning, Leah Verrill, Ashley Love, Tiffany S. Walker) fighting for their lives against dark forces.
CONTINUE READING FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT THE 4 DEAD GIRLS RELEASE AND A NEW TRAILER!
CHECK OUT THE GREAT BACKWOODSHORROR.COM HATCHET 3 BLU-RAY GIVEAWAY! To enter, click the link below! All you have to do is go to the Backwoods Horror facebook page or click the photo and link below. Then “like” and/or “share” the Backwoods Horror facebook (and enter an email so I can contact the winner) and the new Hatchet 3 Blu-Ray could be YOURS!
Synopsis from Fandango:
Traumatized Marybeth (Danielle Harris) faces off against deformed psychopath Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder) once again in this gory sequel that finds director B.J. McDonnell taking over the reins from series originator Adam Green, who penned the screenplay. Having just turned Victor Crowley’s head into raw hamburger with a point-blank shotgun blast, tormented heroine Marybeth must once more fight for her life when the deformed maniac resurrects yet again. Fortunately for Marybeth, a well-placed chainsaw rips Crowley clean in two, allowing her the opportunity to make her way to the closest police station, where Sheriff Fowler (Zach Galligan) is contending with drunken Mardi Gras revelers. Drenched in blood and carrying Crowley’s scalp, Marybeth is quickly hosed down and locked up in a cell. As Sheriff Fowler heads to Honey Island Swamp with his best men to investigate, his ex-wife, disgraced reporter Amanda (Caroline Williams) convinces Deputy Winslow (Robert Diago DoQui) to let her question Marybeth. Meanwhile in the swamp, Crowley descends upon the first responders tasked with cleaning up the shocking scene. With half the force heading in as back-up, Amanda realizes that they key to defeating Crowley may lie in his father’s remains, and talks Deputy Winslow into bringing Marybeth along as they head to a nearby town to retrieve them. By the time Amanda, Deputy Winslow, and Marybeth arrive in the swamp to confront Crowley, the madman has already massacred most of the police as well as a heavily armed swat team led by the fearless Hawes (Derek Mears). Should their bold plan fail, the trio will certainly die horribly. With no options left, they venture into the darkness to confront the legend that never dies.
And don’t forget to read my interview with Hatchet 3 star Danielle Harris!
Source: Lunchmeat Magazine
It’s finally happening, Videovores! The release date for the VIDEO VIOLENCE DIEHARD VIDEOVORE EDITION has been confirmed!! On Friday, September 20th at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan, NY we’ll be kicking off the release of this highly anticipated slab of video vindication brought to you by Camp Motion Pictures and LUNCHMEAT! Josh Schafer will be in attendance along with artists Earl Kess and Mike Parsons and, yes, director Gary P. Cohen will be hanging out, as well, signing all the diehard editions he can! DIG IT! Plus, there’ll be VIDEO VIOLENCE trivia for prizes and a bunch of groovy giveaways to appease your analog addicted needs! It’s gonna be Party Time Excellent, indeed! It’s gonna rule, Tapeheads! GET STOKED!!
And for the tapeheads that can’t make it to NY, stay tuned to the LM site and Facebook page for updates on the special pre-order from FPNYC.com to access the special low pre-order price and signature from Gary! IT’S GONNA BE TOO GROOVY!