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Rigor Mortis (2013) brings Hong Kong Vampires back to the big screen on Trailer Park Tuesday!

Rigor Mortis (2013) brings Hong Kong Vampires back to the big screen on Trailer Park Tuesday!

Jul 16, 2013

Special thanks for MVP regular – Phil K. for sending us a link to this kick butt new trailer for Rigor Mortis (2013). If you’re a fan of old school kung fu/horror movies like Mr. Vampire, Chinese Love Story or The Bride with White Hair then Rigor Mortis might just be your favorite movie of the year. Here’s the checklist: 1. Hopping corpses. 2. Fighting Action. 3. Chilling horror. What more do you need to know? Check out the full trailer below! In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980’s, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, RIGOR MORTIS is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and...

B Movie Cult Director Pat Bishow appearing in The Secret of Sarah Pennington at Fright Night Film Fest

B Movie Cult Director Pat Bishow appearing in The Secret of Sarah Pennington at Fright Night Film Fest

Jul 15, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Jenkins www.secretofsarah.com B Movie Cult Director Pat Bishow appearing in The Secret of Sarah Pennington at Fright Night Film Fest OKLAHOMA CITY (July 1, 2013)— Fans of b-movies and no-budget horror flicks will recognize the name Pat Bishow of NYC based Amusement Films. Pat takes on the role of an adult Miles Boughman in The Secret of Sarah Pennington screening at the upcoming Fright Night Film Fest July 28th at 3:30PM in the Laffoon Room. Known as Mid America’s largest genre pop/horror/culture/film, Fright Night will be held July 26-28, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Galt House Convention Center and the Kentucky Convention Center. The film follows washed up rock star, JONATHAN GRAYLINE (Doug McAbee), who is accused of murdering his band’s lead singer during a performance at a small town high school reunion. Locals believe legendary serial killer Sarah Pennington has returned to continue her killing spree. It is up to DETECTIVE TUF TURNER (Skipper Bivins) to solve the murder, as he discovers who his allies truly are. Known for such epic horror movies as Three from the Dead House and The Soul Tangler and more recent no-budget cult fare as The Adventures of El Frenetico & and Go-Girl and The Girls from H.A.R.M.!, Pat takes a turn in front of the lens in The Secret of Sarah Pennington. This movie also marks the first time that Pat and long time collaborator Jon Sanborne act together in a scene. “Not only am I a huge fan, I consider Pat to be a good friend,” said Producer Matt Jenkins “To have him appear in the first horror movie I produced is awesome. And to have Jon act in it is icing on the cake!” The large cast includes Hillbilly Handfishin’s Skipper Bivins in his first starring role and Jed Fox as Simon Garland. Award-winning filmmaker Charles Stanley directs with visual effects produced by Doug McAbee and original music by Nashville recording artist, Allen Biffle. This thriller is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. ### To purchase tickets for thescreening of The Secret of Sarah Pennington visit: http://www.frightnightfilmfest.com. For more information about The Secret of Sarah...

Audition (1999) by Takashi Miike

I can’t believe we haven’t done a post of Takashi Miike’s Audition yet. I was looking through a list of the top horror movies of all time. There were only 2 in the top 20 that we haven’t covered and one of those was Audition . This is one of the few posters I’ve posted that scares me. I’m not a big fan of needles, which is like saying I’m not a big fan of getting punched in the face. The first movie I saw by Takashi Miike was The Happiness of the Katakuris. I watched it with Streebo and it was odd to say the least, but fun. I’ve seen many others since, the most recent being Sukiyaki Western Django which starred Quentin Tarantino of all people. If you check out Takashi Miike’s IMDB page, you’ll notice that he puts out a ton of films. He doesn’t do the one film every 5 years thing. He’s directed 89 films since 1991 (Straw Shield is still in post production at this time). Learn more about Audition after the leap. IMDB describes Audition as, “A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.” This is a movie that people talk about, I remember when people started talking about and discussing the twisted things this girl does….horrible things. Audition stars Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki and Jun Kunimura. One interesting thing about the film is when the film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2000 it had a record number of walkouts. At the Swiss premiere someone passed out and needed emergency room attention. Now that is an intense film. It seems that most of the scenes from Audition on YouTube are blocked for content (which is understandable) so I can’t really put them on here. It also seems that there aren’t many English interviews with Takashi Miike. So I’ll just show some...

Spawn The Animated Series comes to Super Scary Saturday!

This week on Scary Movie Saturday, we’re featuring one of the rare fantasy worlds that combines superheroes and horror – in Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn: The Animated Series. This clip features the first three episodes of season one that aired on HBO. If you haven’t seen it – it’s a great adaptation of the Spawn mythos and much more faithful to the grittiness of the comic series than the big budget movie that came out at the same time. So if you’re a fan of adult anime superhero and horror movies like Wicked City, Ninja Scroll, and Vampire Hunter D – then Spawn the Animated Series is right up your alley. It tells the grown up sort of superhero stories that the Superfriends were afraid to tell. Check it out before Youtube pulls the...

Troma Gets Really Generous on Mutantville Mondays

Hello Mutants, Special guest host here on Mutantville Mondays this week, Johnny Brent,o coming at ya with some awesome movie news. Before I go gushing over just how cool this recent development is, I’ll just say that in general I am not a huge fan of this company or the films they churn out. However, I am a big fan of cheesy horror movies in general and who can deny that this latest manuver is nothing short of an example of inspired vision. Who doesn’t love free stuff? How can this not raise the company’s profile? Ok. Ok. So here’s what the fuss is about. B-Movie giant, Troma has released 150 of their films entirely free on Youtube and Hulu. Titles such as “Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead!,” “Garden of the Dead,” “Parts of the Family” and “Demon Among Us” to name a few, all completely free to watch. I took the liberty of checking out a few of them and the quality looks very good. Of course most of the films date back a bit appear in classic 720 x 480. I’ve embedded a few of the more interesting titles below for good measure. Be sure to drive your browser on over to the Tromamovies channel to check out the complete list. Let me be the first among to say, “Thank you, Uncle Llyod. Some of your movies just plain suck arse but your heart is in the right place. You’re alright with Johnny...