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Trevor Matthews and Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer) interview

Jack Brooks Monster Slayer poster

The horror-comedy Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer just wrapped up a three-city limited release in preparation for the DVD from Anchor Bay which hits shelves October 7th, 2008. The film, directed by Jon Knautz from a screenplay he co-wrote with John Ainsley, stars Trevor Matthews (who also has story and producer credits on the flick) as a plumber who must battle horrific beasties unwittingly unleashed by Professor Crowley (Robert Englund) upon a junior college. At Comic-Con this year, we had the opportunity to sit down with Matthews and Knautz (as well as the non-talkative composer Ryan Shore and producer Patrick White) and ask them about their wild and crazy film.

Classic-Horror: Who wants to tell me a little bit about what Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is about?

Trevor Matthews: I don't think anyone wants to tell you anything about that.

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Rob Hall and Bobbi Sue Luther (Laid to Rest) interview

Laid to Rest poster

After fifteen years in the makeup effects industry, Rob Hall made the move to the director's chair in 2004 with Lightning Bug, a coming-of-age drama loosely based on his own teen years. Now, for his second go-round at the helm of a feature film, Hall (who also heads up the effects studio Almost Human) dives into the realm of all-out horror with Laid to Rest, a slasher movie starring his wife, Bobbi Sue Luther, as well as Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and genre stalwart Richard Lynch. The film has been picked up by Anchor Bay for distribution at some time in the near future.

We able to sit down with Rob Hall and Bobbi Sue Luther at San Diego Comic-Con and ask them about Laid to Rest, their sources of inspiration, and Hall's transition from makeup guru to director.

Classic-Horror: Tell me a little about what Laid to Rest is about.

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Full Details for Unrated "Hatchet" DVD

Hatchet DVD

Anchor Bay has passed word to Fangoria that Adam Green's retro-slasher Hatchet (read our enthusiastic review) will be hitting DVD on December 18th, 2007, just in time for Christmas. Not only that, but the film will be uncut and unrated, which is great news for gorehounds. Special features will include:(read more...)

"Mario Bava Collection Volume 2" Cover Art

Mario Bava Collection Volume 2

We've received the cover art for Anchor Bay's Mario Bava Collection: Volume 2. This box set, set for release October 23rd, will contain eight of Bava's films, including Lisa and the Devil, House of Exorcism, Bay of Blood, Baron Blood, Kidnapped, Roy Colt and Winchester Jack, 5 Dolls for an August Moon, and Four Times that Night. Bava expert Tim Lucas (who recently released the definitive book on Bava, "Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark", available for order here) provided commentary tracks for Lisa and the Devil, Baron Blood, and Bay of Blood. A commentary for House of Exorcism by producer Alfredo Leone and star Elke Sommer has been imported from Image's previous release of the film.(read more...)

Cover Art for "Hellraiser" 20th Anniversary DVD

Hellraiser 20th Anniversary DVD

A swing through Anchor Bay's website revealed the cover art for their upcoming 20th Anniversary DVD of Clive Barker's Hellraiser, due to hit shelves on October 23rd, 2007. The disc will contain:(read more...)

Final "Hatchet" Poster

Hatchet Poster (Final)

Anchor Bay has released a new poster for their upcoming theatrical release Hatchet. The new art isn't that different than the old art; the main differences are the tagline at the top ("It's not a remake, it's not a sequel...") has been changed to Harry Knowles' quote about Victor Crowley and the axe has been subtly altered to increase its impressiveness.

Hatchet comes out in limited release on September 7th. Find out where you can see it at the official Hatchet website.

More Mario Bava Collected on DVD

In his Video Watchblog, Tim Lucas announced that Anchor Bay will be releasing The Mario Bava Collection Volume 2 on October 23rd, just in time for Halloween. This box will contain Baron Blood, Lisa and the Devil (and House of Exorcism, which is mutilated form of Lisa, with non-Bava scenes of satanic possession edited in), Roy Colt & Winchester Jack, Four Times That Night, Bay of Blood, and Five Dolls for an August Moon. Lucas has recorded commentaries for Baron Blood, Bay of Blood, and Lisa and the Devil (and reportedly did so over the course of a single night). House of Exorcism will feature the commentary by producer Alfredo Leone and star Elke Sommer that was first seen on Image's earlier release of the film. No word yet on any other special features. The set will have a suggested retail price of $49.97.

Final Details on "Masters of Horror" Season 1 Box

Fangoria.com has scored the final details on Anchor Bay/Starz Entertainment's "Masters of Horror" Season 1 box set. Coming August 28th, the set will collect all 13 episodes of Showtime's horror anthology series in a "mausoleum" box. Also included (and this is the new information) will be a fourteenth disc with some intriguing featurettes. They are:

  • "Masters of Horror" Dinner: Executive producer Mick Garris gathers the Season 1 directors to converse over a meal at Hollywood's Magic Castle restaurant.
  • "Masters of Horror" Director's Guild of America discussion
  • Two segments from Garris's 1980s cable talk show "Fantasy Film Festival", featuring Steven Spielberg and John Boorman.

The set's suggested retail price is set at $79.97, although you can expect it to be lower at online retailers like Amazon.com. The collection is limited to 20,000 units.

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