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MVP Mutant Radio Murder By Music Vol. 2 Halloween Edition now live!

Happy Halloween, mutants! It’s time to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with the Mutantville Players by listening to a special edition of MVP Mutant Radio as Streebo walks you through a special Murder By Music Halloween playlist. We lay out over thirty tracks collected from contemporary and vintage horror films, sci-fi, TV, video games and anything that makes a noise. Kick back, light your jackolantern and get ready for a night of no tricks and all treats as MVP Mutant Radio brings you Murder By Music vol. 2. Visit us at http://mutantville.com ****Find us on Twitter at @MVPlayers http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/MVP_Mutant_Radio_Murder_By_Music_Vol_2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:39:25 — 146.1MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber iTunes | Android |...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Poster Deal

This week was sparked by an awesome deal I found on Amazon. They have a 24″x36″ Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Who Will Survive) Movie Poster for less than $4! Go to convention and try to get a big poster for that. Anyway, finding the poster inspired me to put up some facts about the film and a few videos. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not pronounced mass a crey…that’s country speak) was released in 1974. I would have seen this in the theater but I was only 6 months old and they wouldn’t let me in. Another example of the man trying to oppress me. As most of us know, the film was directed by Tobe Hooper. Tobe also wrote the film with Kim Henkel. The film starred Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a teen feel good movie about a group of friends that visit their grandfather’s house and are hunted down by a family of cannibals. Of course the main character that is remembered from the family is Leatherface who wields a chainsaw and wears a mask made of human skin. Now for some interesting facts and videos! Ok first fact is that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is not a true story. It’s based on a cannibal killer named Ed Gein. A few sources stated that Tobe Hooper was tired of the crowds at a hardware store, he looked up and saw a chainsaw and thought, “Now that’s a quick way of getting out of this crowd.” The script was entitled “Leatherface” and then it was switched to “Head Cheese” and then to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” That makes me happy because Head Cheese sounds like more of a comedy. How many hitchhikers don’t get picked up because of this scene? This fun fact reminds me of “El Mariachi” by Robert Rodriguez because Azul was dressed in the clothes he owned instead of opting to buy a shirt for the character. Now that’s low budget! IMDB states that “Due to the low budget, Gunnar Hansen had only one shirt to wear as Leatherface. The shirt had been dyed, so...

Dark Tales Chronicles Presents In The Dark (2006) on Scary Movie Saturdays!

Over the past few years, Mutantville.com and Scary Movie Saturdays have become a horror fan’s number one source for discovering the latest and greatest horror films being made by independent filmmakers today.  The Patrick Rheas, Scott Goldbergs and Jaysen Buterins today’s indie film scene are tomorrow’s John Carpenter, George A. Romero and Robert Rodriguez. Now you can add Gerald Godbout III to that list. Mutantville.com and Scary Movie Saturday are proud to present another horror diamond in the rough independent wasteland waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.  This week, Godbout Entertainment’s Dark Tales Chronicles presents In The Dark (2006). From the Dark Tales Chronicles comes the first story in the series about a boy and his imagination and his babysitter who learns what it means to fear the dark. (Watch the full short film after the leap – you dare!) You can watch awesome independent horror films for free! It’s streaming online right now – at the touch of a button! Check out the movie and then visit the official fanpage for The Dark Tales Chronicles on Facebook. It’s In the Dark on Scary Movie Saturdays!!!...

Red State, The Ward and Apollo 18 on Fridays with MVP!

This weekend Kevin Smith’s Red State is available on VOD while John Carpenter’s The Ward has hit Blu Ray and Netflix and lastly we get a double punch of Apollo 18 and Shark Night 3D playing in theaters across the nation.  The team at MVP are hard at work moving several projects through various stages of production and foresee a long weekend of work ahead.  There’s little time for updates so we’re going to share a few links with you then remind you to check out the Mutantville Productions Facebook fanpage and then let you enjoy yourself in the manner of your choosing. KEVIN SMITH SCORES FOR INDEPENDENT FIILMMAKING!!! Kevin Smith gets big props for not only financing his own movie with his horror effort Red State – but he gets major props for deciding to eschew the major studios and release the movie on his own.  MVP narrowly missed out on a chance to see Red State during it’s initial tour but now we – along with the rest of the world – can watch Red State from the comfort of our homes with VOD.  That’s Video On Demand for those of you that are still using rotary phones to communicate. Kevin Smith states that he wrote Red State to showcase the talents of lead actor Michael Parks after he saw his performance in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Til Dawn.  If you haven’t seen Michael Parks’ performance in From Dusk Til Dawn then Youtube it now – and if you haven’t seen From Dusk Til Dawn you need to Netflix it now.  The rest of you can check out the trailer to Red State below. This weekend also sees a head to head battle at the box office between the space Gothic horror film Apollo 18 and the animals attack party flick Shark Night 3D.  Apollo 18 tells the story of the final secret mission to the moon – Apollo 18 – and what it encountered that made NASA decide they would never go back.  Shark Night 3D tells the story of a group of friends partying at the lake when they are attacked by a swarm of sharks. APOLLO...

The Faculty Invades Scary Movie Saturday!

“Six students are about to find out their teachers really are from another planet.” The 1990’s were a strange time for horror fans.  As the 80’s drew to a close, Freddy Krueger crossed over into mainstream pop culture and in his wake there was a horror glut as everyone tried to make horror more marketable to the mainstream masses.  The glut lead to disinterest on the part of the general public. Horror films were watered down (see Wes Craven’s battles with the MPAA over Shocker) and quietly faded into the background.  There were a few gems here and there such as Near Dark, In the Mouth of Madness, Candyman, and Lord of Illusions but it wasn’t until Scream revitalized the genre in 1996 that horror became the center of mainstream attention again. The impact of Scream on horror has been well discussed here on Mutantville so there’s no need to go too deep into it again. WATCH THE MOVIE SHORTLY AFTER THE LEAP! The wave of Scream copy cats that followed became an endless sea of faces floating in space but the public remained interested.  It was out of this flood of imitators that an original emerged.  A collaboration between Scream writer Kevin Williamson and Robert Rodriguez called The Faculty carved a swath of terror across the screen in 1998 and has since garnered a cult following. From IMDb: Herrington High, Ohio, a small-town highschool. All of a sudden, the teachers start changing attitude. When Casey and Delilah have to hide in a closet in the teacher’s lounge, they witness the strangulation of Nurse Harper by two of them. Shocked, they manage to flee. Only moments later, the nurse seems to be very alive, but also somehow changed, like all the teachers and most of the students. Only Casey, Delilah and four others seem to be suspicious. Proof of an alien infection is finally brought by the chemistry teacher, who also points out a way to kill the infected humans. The plan now is to get the queen, before the aliens can spread out over the whole country. ~~Written by Julian Reischl So here’s your chance to check out one of the unheralded gems...