Our editor-in-chief Nate Yapp is proud to have contributed to the new book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, edited by Aaron Christensen. Another contributors include Anthony Timpone, B.J. Colangelo, Dave Alexander, Classic-Horror.com's own Robert C. Ring and John W. Bowen. Pick up a copy today from Amazon.com!

Polanski's "Repulsion" Gets the Criterion Treatment

Criterion Repulsion box

Roman Polanski's seminal cinematic headtrip, Repulsion (1965), hasn't really received the DVD treatment it so richly deserves... until now, that is. The Criterion Collection has announced a July 28th release date for their edition of Repulsion, available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.(read more...)

Review: Maniac Cop (1988)

Maniac Cop poster

I think it is safe to say that by 1988, the slasher film had become a little tired and stale. It had been ten years since John Carpenter's Halloween had opened the cinematic floodgates; Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers were going through the motions in sequel after interchangeable sequel and even lesser efforts such as Sleepaway Camp were getting a second bite of the cherry.(read more...)

Official Director's Cut of "Night of the Creeps" Coming to DVD

Night of the Creeps poster art

Bloody-Disgusting brings the very welcome news that Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps, a film long absent from the home video market, will finally be coming out on DVD this October from Sony Home Video. According to DVD producer Michael Felsher in a chat with the horror podcast Deadpit.com, Dekker himself is putting together a director's cut that restores the original ending and that they are "going balls to the wall with the special features in it." I, for one, am excited as hell.

Night of the Creeps is an affectionate B-movie homage about alien parasites who turn their hosts into zombies. Tom Atkins himself stars as Detective Ray Cameron, a sardonic cop who gets all the best lines, including his oft-repeated greeting, "Thrill me." We'll have more news on this DVD as we get it.

Review: The Maze (1953)

The Maze poster

Every so often, you stumble across a film you’ve only read about, but were never able to see previously.  After studying tantalizing stills and poster art, the anticipation builds.  When at last the day comes that you are finally able to see it, the inevitable letdown occurs.  We’ve all experienced it.  Ever since my purchase of William K.(read more...)

The Week in Classic Horror: March 21 - 27, 2009

Another week, another set of interesting articles and news bits from around the web. Inside there's more information on Rob Zombie's Halloween sequel, a controversy surrounding the English subtitles in the American DVD release of Let the Right One In, a few thought-provoking reviews, and more!

(read more...)

Quite Interesting: "The Peter Cushing Song" Music Video

If you poke around YouTube long enough, you'll find this clip from the British entertainment program QI. In it, the panelists discuss horror movie stars. Of particular amusement are Alan Davies's impromptu song about Peter Cushing and host Stephen Fry's dead-on impersonation of Vincent Price. As a tie-in to the DVD release of the third season of QI, the producers have released an amusing music video for Davies's Cushing ditty. Continue on to see it.(read more...)

New Karloff and Lugosi DVD Box from Warner Bros. for Halloween

The Walking Dead poster

In their annual chat with the Home Theater Forum, representatives from Warner Bros. Home Video announced that a Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi DVD box set was being prepped for a Halloween release. The four movies in the set will be The Walking Dead (Michael Curtiz, 1936), You'll Find Out (David Butler, 1940), Zombies on Broadway (Gordon Douglas, 1945), and Frankenstein 1970 (Howard W. Koch, 1958 - presented in anamorphic widescreen). The information appears in the chat transcript just over halfway down the page.(read more...)

Rondo Winners for 2008 Announced

Rondo Awards

The seventh annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced last night during a special chat session over at the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com). Presenting the awards was the founder of the Rondos and owner of the CHFB, David Colton (known as taraco on the boards). Some of the attendees included Video Watchdog writers Tim Lucas and Shane M. Dallmann, Embodiment of Evil actor Raymond Castile, Cinema Suicide proprietor Bryan White, and many many more (read this as, if I'd thought about it, I'd totally have written some names down instead of relying on my frequently faulty memory). (read more...)

Warner Bros. Opens Library for Made-on-Demand DVDs; One Hammer Flick in First Wave

Crescendo DVD

Warner Bros., the studio that has the largest film library in the world, has taken a new approach to the problem of diminishing returns on archival releases. They've launched a new home entertainment label, the Warner Archive, a made-on-demand outfit that will offer a number of archival titles for $19.95 each through the new website WarnerArchive.com. Instead of mass-producing these DVDs, each one will be manufactured, along with its case art, as it is ordered. The shrink-wrapped DVD will then be shipped within five days of purchase.(read more...)

The Week in Classic Horror: March 14 - 20, 2009

I'm trying something new this week that will hopefully become a regular feature. Too often I read some really interesting blog post or news snippet and think to myself, "Gosh, the readers at Classic-Horror would dig this," only to be waylaid by the follow-up, "Yeah, but think of all the text regurgitation you'll have to do just to make it a proper news story." The actual news copy is the part I struggle with the most, so instead, I'm doing a weekly round-up of links to posts that I find noteworthy.(read more...)

Search