DETAILS REVEALED FOR THE SCREAM FACTORY RELEASE OF KEVIN TENNEY’S WITCHBOARD & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS

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I think it’s fairly obvious that we here at BackwoodsHorror are huge SCREAM FACTORY fans. A division of SHOUT! Factory, this company has been putting out some of the finest blu-ray editions of fan favorites for some time, reminding me of the glory days of Anchor Bay…perhaps even better. And now they’re releasing two of my favorite Kevin Tenney films: Witchboard, and perhaps my favorite, Night of the Demons on Blu-ray on February 4th, 2014. Check out the cover art and full specs after the break!

CONTINUE READING FOR THE COVER ART AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BLU-RAY RELEASE OF WITCHBOARD & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS!

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 GETS COVER ART AND HOME VIDEO RELEASE DATE

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From The Press Release:

“The famed horror team of director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) and writer Leigh Whannell (Saw, Saw III) reunite with the original cast in the highly anticipated, spine-tingling follow-up INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, debuting December 24 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Fans can delve deeper into “The Further” with more than an hour of bonus materials exclusive to the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a three-part webisode called “Insidious: Spectral Sightings,” which gives an inside look at the business operations of Specs and Tucker from their early days as paranormal investigators through their investigation with Elise. Cast and crew highlights are also included in the three additional behind-the-scenes featurettes available exclusively on the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a discussion about making INSIDIOUS 2 and what it was like to film at a haunted location. Fans can unlock secrets from this suspense thriller through two additional featurettes available on both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. “Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes” takes fans onto the set of the film to see how it was created, and “Ghostly Transformation” follows the make-up effects used to create the ghosts in The Further.”

CONTINUE READING FOR THE COVER ART AND LIST OF SPECIAL FEATURES!

TWO PREVIEWS FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 EPISODE 5

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After the events of last night’s episode of THE WALKING DEAD, I’m sure, like me, you were on the edge of your seat screaming at your televisions…or maybe that’s just me. So, as a special treat, check out not 1, but count ’em 2 previews for the next episode! AMC has released two promo videos for the next episode of THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4, airing Sunday, November 10 at 9/8c. Titled “Internment,” the episode is described as follows: Assorted enemies pressure Rick and the group, and the survivors and the prison may reach a breaking point.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE TWO NEW PREVIEWS FOR THE WALKING DEAD EPISODE 4.05, INTERNMENT!

SIX IMAGES AND A SNEAK PEEK AT AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN EPISODE 5

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Take a look after the break for a sneak peek at episode 5 of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, along with six images just in case a video tease wasn’t enough.

The next episode, “Burn, Witch, Burn,” airs this Wednesday on FX at 10pm.

In the next chapter:  Besieged by Marie Laveau’s army, Zoe unleashes a new power. Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the Coven. Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.

KEEP READING FOR 6 NEW PHOTOS AND A SNEAK PREVIEW OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN EPISODE 5!

SALES TRAILER FOR LUCKY MCKEE’S ALL CHEERLEADERS MUST DIE HAS HIT!

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Source: ShockTillYouDrop

Image Entertainment picked up the Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson-directed film out of the Toronto International Film Festival. Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee and Tom Williamson star; a theatrical release is planned for spring 2014.

Synopsis:

When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller – a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE SALES TRAILER!

CHECK OUT THIS CLIP FROM THE HORROR CONVENTION DOCUMENTARY ‘FANTASM’!

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Source: HorrorNews.net

Making its debut this coming weekend at the Rock and Shock show in Worcester MA is the convention documentary FANTASM. The film takes an in depth and behind the scenes look at conventions and the people and celebrities that attend them. As any of us who attend conventions with any regularity can attest, there is nothing quite like the vibe of hanging out with a bunch of like minded horror geeks for an entire weekend and FANTASM attempts to bring a little of that experience home via DVD.

Holding the premiere at Rock and Shock isn’t an accident according to director Kyle Kuchta “Rock and Shock was the first convention I went to as a kid, and those experiences were the inspiration behind Fantasm. To be able to premiere the film there is an absolute honor.”

While showing what a great time a convention can be we are also treated to insight of some celebrities in attendance. The likes of Tom Atkins, Heather Langenkamp and Lloyd Kaufman share their views on conventions and those that attend. While certainly not the first documentary to attempt to capture the convention experience, early word is that this one is a notch above the rest. If you’re heading to Rock and Shock this weekend make it a priority to get in on this one. For the rest of us, I’m sure there is a DVD/Blu-ray announcement in our future.

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE CLIP FROM THE INCREDIBLE UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY ON HORROR CONVENTION CULTURE AFTER THE BREAK!

GROOVY BRUCE CAMPBELL CONFIRMS ARMY OF DARKNESS 2!

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Man it is EVIL DEAD CENTRAL over here. A while back, we heard rumblings that Sam Raimi was working on a screenplay for a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS, and now we have confirmation from Groovy Bruce Campbell that ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 IS A GO!

Recently, according to ComicBook.com, Bruce Campbell was at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con on Friday, and while there, a fan popped the question, “Are you going to make a sequel to Army of Darkness?

Campbell’s response was as follows;

The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here.

Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.

Campbell finally came clean on a serious note;

Alright sir, the answer is yes.

FUCK YES!
(And Now The Obligatory “Groovy”)

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CHECK OUT THIS SUPERCUT OF BADASS FEMALE CHARACTERS IN HORROR FILMS!

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Vulture has put together a supercut video of “Final Girls,” a term coined by film theorist Carol J. Clover to refer to “badass” female horror movie characters who outlive their companions and defeat the film’s horrifying monster or vicious killer. Check check check it out!

HAIL TO THE DEADITES: NEW EVIL DEAD DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON!!!

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From Fangoria:

Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD and its sequels have amassed an army of followers, and their passion for the films is the subject of a new documentary that is seeking contributors.

HAIL TO THE DEADITES is being directed and produced by DiggerFilms’ Steve Villeneuve, who previously celebrated independent horror in UNDER THE SCARES. This time, he says, “The goal is to make a documentary about the fans with the fans. We think the Deadites are a big and strong family, and making this film will allow us to reach out to each other. As a fan, I want to know them and I want to meet them. I want to share my collection and discover theirs. This film is not just for collectors; it’s for all the EVIL DEAD fans in general who made this franchise a classic.”

UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER AFTER THE BREAK!

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE EVIL DEAD DOCUMENTARY HAIL TO THE DEADITES INCLUDING A VIDEO AND LINKS!

HORROR JOURNALIST TAL ZIMMERMAN EXPLORES THE DEEPER CONCEPTS OF HORROR IN NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘WHY HORROR’

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Why Horror is a feature documentary following horror fan Tal Zimmerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.

Horror entertainment instantly attracts or repulses audiences. And yet, it’s a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, but horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He’s one of them.

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Tal is a horror journalist and a full-fledged fan of everything deep dark and disgusting. But lately he’s been asking himself WHY? Why is it that he and millions of other people are obsessed with horror?

CONTINUE READING FOR AN EARLY TRAILER AND MORE ON THE TAL ZIMMERMAN DOCUMENTARY ‘WHY HORROR?’!