Nekromantik 2 (1991/Blu-ray/Cult Epics) Review

Perhaps what separates German splatter icon Jorg Buttgereit from the majority of his peers is his playfully morbid sense of humor when it comes to his art. Where others were channeling their demons through home-made horror, Buttgereit seems to have been having merely a bit of twisted fun when he made his most infamous film, Nekromantik. It is as much a nakedly emotional and honest account of a particular sexual fetish as it is non-degradingly humorous. It’s also a very tough act to follow, so how does Buttgereit’s sequel rank in comparison to the original? Let’s jump right into the autopsy and find out.

Invaders From Mars (1986/Blu-ray/Scream! Factory) Review

This is the remake of the 1953 low budget film of the same title, but this time around the effects are higher caliber and the performances are much better! For me this was a film that I saw over and over again when I was a child and on up until now. With an interest in science and the possibility of aliens from another world visiting earth this was a film that captivated me on many levels. Looking back at the film many years since my first viewing I can say it still holds up well and really is a fun and over-the-top kid friendly sci-fi/horror film. Anyways lets dive into this autopsy!

Dark Mountain (2013/DVD/MVD) Review

Found footage is hardly my favorite horror sub-genre, and I feel that it’s best to get this out of the way before I jump into the review. Most filmmakers are content to use the style as a lame gimmick, and while occasionally you get something with substance and imagination, the bottom of the barrel seems to be the go-to place for cheap thrills. Nevertheless, I try to approach these films with as open a mind as I can manage, because that’s just how I do things. So here we have a more recent addition to the craze titled DARK MOUNTAIN. The premise is intriguing, but do the filmmakers do it justice, and does it transcend its sub-genre trappings? Let us begin the autopsy and find out.

Class of 1984 (1982/Collector's Edition Blu-ray/Scream! Factory) Review

Generally speaking, Scream! Factory’s catalogue is full of genre offerings that could be best described as “fun”, rather than genuinely horrific. With a few notable exceptions, these are films which have earned a reputation over the years for being just plain cool, some even compelling. Of course, there is a place in all our lives for breezier entertainment such as the majority of these films, but one of the company’s latest releases is a bit different from the rest. Scream brings Mark L. Lester’s CLASS OF 1984 home in high definition for the first time, and it’s a bit of a peculiar choice given the divisive reactions over the years. There is indeed a cult fan-base for the film, but does it live up to it, and does the Blu-Ray release make a significant contribution to one’s appreciation of the film? Let’s jump right into the autopsy and find out.

The Houses October Built (2014/Blu-ray/Image Entertainment) Review

At first glance of the artwork and reading the synopsis I was going into this film thinking it was going to be more of a supernatural film. What I got was something very different and also apart of a sub-genre I am not that into. That sub-genre is the overdone "lost footage" genre. At first I was kinda let down to see they went that way with it, but after I got into it I started to enjoy it and especially after I watched the real documentary that this film was based off, then I really enjoyed what I saw. Sadly it was not a supernatural film like I expected.

Massacre Mafia Style (aka Like Father, Like Son) (1974/Blu-ray+DVD Combo/Grindhouse Releasing) Review

Grindhouse Releasing has been going strong ever since its return to form on the home video market in late 2013. Every new release is absolutely worth supporting; not only for the always substantial packages themselves but also for the fact that each one is a labor of love for film editor and co-founder Bob Murawski. One of the label’s first 2015 releases is Massacre Mafia Style, a film I had seen trailers for on older Grindhouse discs but had never had the chance to see until now. I wasn’t familiar with the name Duke Mitchell going in, but does this recent release change that? Let’s jump right in to this autopsy and find out.

Digging Up The Marrow (2015/Blu-ray/RLJ Entertainment) Review

Adam Green is a director that from the first film I saw of his (which was Hatchet) he has brought satisfying film one after another.I always eagerly await his next film as soon as I hear of it, but oddly enough the film I have for review today is one that slipped right past me. Typically he does films that are in the classic film style, but for Digging Up The Marrow he has changed the style a bit and did this one in the form of a faux documentary. Now I have seen a few of these types of films and when done well they can be alot of fun and be actually good. One of my favorites in this style is a Canadian film called "Fubar". Anyways let's get into this autopsy and see what we have in store for us!

UHF (1989/25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray/Shout! Factory) Review

In the 80's and 90's one of the biggest musical acts was a wacky man by the name of Weird Al Yankovich. He had a great sense of humor and knew how to perfectly parody some of the current hit songs. In July of 1989 Weird Al made his big screen debut in the film "UHF" which was not a flop, but did not hit it that big at the box office. Over the years it seems like this film has started to receive the respect and bigger audience that it truly does deserve. For me this was a frequent rental from the video store and ended up in my collection as soon as it hit DVD. Now do I just like it looking from a nostalgic view or is this really a good comedy that still holds up?! Let's jump into this autopsy and see what this film has to offer!

Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings (1994/Blu-ray/Scream Factory) Review

Like I have said before in my review of the original film, Pumpkinhead is one of my favorite films. 6 years after the release of that one comes the film I have here for review "Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings". Now from what I have gathered this film actually started to be made around 1991, but was not released on home video until October of 1994. Now I am not sure if that was the goal to just throw it out onto VHS or if it was intended for theatrical release. Despite seeming like it had a lower budget than the original it did actually have a good look to it and was done on 35mm film. I guess in the end the only thing anyone would wonder is that if this film stands strong aside the original or does it just fail to do so. Let's cut into this sequel and see what it has to offer!

Squirm (1976/Collectors Edition Bluray/ Scream Factory) Review

How many times will the horror genre bring us another "nature strikes back" film?! To answer that question I say plenty! This is the sub-genre that I like most next to creature features. Over the years I have seen many of these films, but oddly I kept overlooking Squirm for whatever reason. It could be the lack of recommendations from my fellow horror fans. Nonetheless I finally got to dig into this slime coated film and what I got was something that wasn't horrible, but nor was it amazing. Let's jump into this film and see what I thought!

Pumpkinhead (1988/Blu-ray/Scream Factory) Review

When I was a young boy I always seemed to gravitate towards dark tales like the original Grimm's Fairy Tales, needless to say that when I ran across Pumpkinhead at a young age I was more than thrilled to view this dark tale of revenge. Since then I have probably seen this film over a hundred times. With every viewing i seem to love this film that much more. I sometimes wonder if I just like it due to looking at it through nostalgic eyes or is it really a good film. Lets slice into this review and see!

Ginger Snaps (2000/Blu-ray +DVD Combo/Scream Factory) Review

Werewolves have been in film history for so many years, in some cases they are vicious and to the throat and
in very bad cases they fight sparkly vampires in the woods. Ever so often there comes one that does make an impact on the genre and changes the rules. Ginger Snaps is by far one of those. I originally ran across this film back in 2001 if I remember right and I was instantly hooked. I had not seen anything quite like it at the time especially during a time when a slew of bad horror films were being released. Sadly when I was able to track down the DVD it was only in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio and no special features. Nonetheless this one has stuck with me for awhile, lets sink our teeth into this autopsy!

Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014/Bluray/20th Century Fox) Review

A year or two ago Danny Trejo brought us a character that we could all cheer for and in some cases relate to. I for one really enjoyed the first Badass film and was excited when I heard they would be making a sequel, and it got me that much more excited when I heard that the awesome Danny Glover would be along the side of Trejo. Both actors I have loved no matter how big or small the film they have done was, each one always seems to stick out as an actor who can add a certain level likability to any film they appear in. The only thing I had some worry about when this film was announced was how they would go about doing the story. Let's get into this autopsy and see if this film makes a great addition to the first or it's just another failed attempt to catch lightening twice?!

Dark House (2013/Blu-ray/Cinedigm) Review

With there being so many horror films coming out every year it seems the ones that actually make it to theaters are usually not all that great with the occassional good one. Dark House is one that never made it to theaters nationwide (in the United States), but really could of thrived if given the chance. This film has the notorious Victor Salva in the director's chair which may turn some fans of the horror genre away, but let me say that the best thing to do is forget who directed it and give it a chance. Let this autopsy begin!

Gravity (2013/Blu-ray+DVD Combo/Warner Bros.) Review

Originally when Gravity came to theaters I passed it up as just being another space disaster film. Also at the time I had recently seen Sandra Bullock in the horrible comedy "The Heat" which I think left a bad taste in my mouth. Seeing she was in this film turned me off to it, but after I got done watching this film finally I was kicking myself for not seeing it in theaters. I hate sometimes when I do that because I end up missing great experiences of seeing a damn good film due to being turned off by either a trailer or cast member. Anyways lets launch into this autopsy and see what all this film has to offer!

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Hellbenders 3D (2012/Blu-ray/Lionsgate) Review

Over the last several years I have noticed alot of films about possession, ghosts, exorcisms, hauntings and other things of that nature being released one after another. I think that boom came out of the success of the Paranormal Activity franchise. Most that I have came across are nothing but junk, now on occasion I do seem to find a gem amongst the rest. My problem with most of films in this sub-genre is that they all seem to be just copying off one another or they are simply boring. The question to ask is does Hellbenders belong as just another bland film or does it rise above the rest and become that gem I am always in search of? Let this exorcism, oh wait let this autopsy begin!

Beneath (2013/Blu-ray/Scream Factory) Review

I have always lived by the credo of "If it's a creature feature it deserves at least one watch!". Beneath is one that I heard more bad than good about before being able to view it myself. Most of the criticism was about the monster, which I will let you know how I feel further into this review. One of the most appealing things for a huge genre fan like myself was the fact that the awesome Larry Fessenden was the man in the director's chair for this film. I have always admired his acting and contributions to the world of horror. Anyways lets dig into this autopsy!

The Most Dangerous Game (1932/Blu-ray/Flicker Alley) Review

I originally discovered this classic after I seen a documentary that highlighted cinema from the silent era on up through the mid 2000's. I see just that clip, but that alone with the title it had caught my attention. I ended up buying the 2007 edition put out by Legend Films that has a bonus version that is colorized by Ray Harryhausen. After watching the film for the first time I was actually impressed with what they did. Also it was interesting to watch it in color as well even though I prefer the original black and white version. Anyways on with the autopsy!

Death Wish (1974/Blu-ray/Paramount) Review

Death Wish is the revenge film that really got me into revenge films. Of course when I was younger I watched films like "Mad Max". Most of the time it goes from someone having something bad happen in their life and then they go pretty quickly to getting vengeance. In the case of "Death Wish" it takes about half of the film to reach the point of getting revenge. I really like that because you get to see the transition from your everyday mild mannered person to someone who will fight back against the scum that surrounds him. On with this autopsy!

Man in the Dark 3D (1953/Blu-ray/Twilight Time) Review

I am definitely someone who has passed by way too many noir films over the years and as I get older I regret not seeing them sooner. I guess my film tastes have became more vast as time has gone on. What we have here is a film I really don't think I heard of until recently. Unlike most any noir films I have seen before this one has a very unique and intriguing plot. Let's get into this autopsy and see what lurks inside!

"Memory of the Dead" COMING TO DVD & VOD FEBRUARY 25TH!

Artsploitation Films 
releases indie horror festival hit 
Memory of the Dead 
a film by Valentín Javier Diment 

Available on DVD and VOD on February 25th

Return To Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1 Blu-ray & DVD Release Date and Details!


Carrie (2013/Blu-ray+DVD Combo/MGM) Review

The original Carrie film from 1976 is one that I have always liked but could never really say that I loved it. Now it was a good film that has an excellent payoff at the end, years later in 1999 they made a sequel and even a made for TV movie in 2002. I did see the sequel, but honestly I don't remember much about it due to only seeing in once years ago. What we have now is the 3rd adaptation of the Stephen King novel, does it deserve to be given praise or is it just another cash grab for the movie studio?! Let the autopsy begin!

Die Monster Die aka "Monster of Terror" (1965/Blu-ray/Scream Factory) Review

I have been a fan of Boris Karloff since I was young and seen him Frankenstein from 1931 as the Monster. He has had some of the best and most iconic roles in the horror genre and deserves all the respect that he gets. Karloff was a very busy actor and continued to pump out films all the way until his death in 1969. Alot of what he has done may be looked at as campy or B horror films. To myself no matter what he did you could tell that he put his all into his roles like many others like him. Anyways lets delve into this autopsy!

The Lone Ranger (2013/Blu-ray/Disney) Review

When I was a kid I used to watch some of the older 1940's series of The Lone Ranger. Now I have not seen that series in quite sometime so I really don't remember too much from it. So in this review I will not be able to compare it to the original TV series or the original films. When this new film finally came to theaters this was one of those rare moments when I let my guard down and did not have any interest to see it due to what people were saying about it. After finally being able to view it I see where some people were coming from, but I also think this would of been a blast to of seen on the big screen. Now lets dive into this autopsy!

Nightmare City aka "Incubo Sulla Citta Contaminata" (1980/Blu-ray/Raro Video) Review

Nightmare City is a film that I originally ran across a few years ago when in the search for some Italian Horror films. At the time for whatever reason I seemed to of overlooked it and focused my time more on Argento and Fulci films. Since I got this release of it I finally got to see what I had missed out on. What I got was something different than I really was expecting. Lets get into this autopsy and see what Nightmare City has to offer!

Godzilla (2014) Trailer Revealed!

For all of us Godzilla fans out there this is finally the time that United States makes up for the horrid 1998 film! Kaiju fans unite and get ready for this monster of a film!

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Posters Revealed Plus New Release Date!

Checkout below the new posters for the upcoming new Planet of the Apes film! Also the theatrical date has changed to JULY 11th 2014! I personally love the original films as well as the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and I cannot wait to see what this next film has to offer! The trailer will be coming soon! Keep an eye out because I will have it on the site very soon!

4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (2012/DVD/Breaking Glass Pictures) Review

How I hate this film, let me count the ways. When faced with absolute evil, what do you do? What is your first response? Call an exorcist, the Catholic Church, Keanu Reeves? Where to start? And do I have to? I’ve seen many films in my time. Manos, Eegah, the works of Ed Wood, Battlefield Earth, Wild Wild West, The Room, none compare to the hell of this. A Sith Lord, a Panic Room apartment, no budget to speak of, the makers knew little about filmmaking and it shows.