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That’s right: the franchise that wouldn’t die returns with a DVD release by Anchor Bay of Scream 4. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Directed by suspense master and director of the first trilogy, Wes Craven, SCREAM 4 is the newest installment in the acclaimed franchise that ushered in a new wave of horror in the 1990s. In SCREAM 4, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts). Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghost Face, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends (Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin) and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:38+00:00 September 19th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #88: Big Huge Warning

It’s the podcast that wears a William Shatner mask inside out…and nothing else. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that will ride your bumper all the way to your exit…not because it’s being rude, but because it can’t read your bumper sticker. (Of course, you don’t have a bumper sticker.) This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Bink's Hobo

Agenda:

  • The end of the world!
  • Alcohol and the ensuring discussion
  • Kingsized!
  • Halloween III Live!
  • Luke Perry, cig borrower
  • Leigh’s “friends”
  • Leigh’s Luc Besson
  • Widgett, slut
  • Drawing a hobo
  • Rox’s Halloween Zine
  • Hobo artist interview!
  • Deporting Leigh
  • Amazing Stories
  • Halloween viewing
  • Watching Rocky Horror
  • Janelle Monae’s message for Tuffley
  • King vs. Barker vs. Craven
  • Ron Howard
  • A rambling review of modern horror
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By | 2017-09-24T22:46:46+00:00 October 29th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #65: Margaret Thatcher vs. Piranhas (in 3-D!)

And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. Or even cardboard boxes. Nothing. Nobody. Got it?

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Commodus, teen heartthrob

Agenda:

  • Wes Craven‘s Harry Potter
  • Peter Greenaway’s Lost
  • Rox finally snaps
  • British racing green
  • Mummy cobblers
  • Here Thar Be Dragons
  • Apocalypses at Night
  • Streets of Fire
  • Din vs. Gladiator
  • Crush on Commodus
  • Mr. T, mathematician
  • NPR thief!
  • The best way to bake a potato
  • Phantom bacon
  • White Castle candles
  • White Castle recipes
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By | 2017-09-24T22:52:21+00:00 May 7th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987) – DVD Review

Serpent and the Rainbow DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by Richard Maxwell and A. R. Simoun, quite loosely based on the book by Wade Davis
Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

Released by: Universal.
Rating: R
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Oui.

My Advice: Eh, read the book instead.

Hidden amongst the rituals and legends of native cultures are effective treatments unknown to Western medicine. Dennis Alan (Pullman) goes to the shamans and medicine men to discover their secrets. This has gotten him in trouble but nothing as deadly as what he about to encounter. Evidence surfaces of a Haitian man who was declared dead but is found wandering around, saying he is a zombie. A pharmacological firm wants information on the process, thinking this could lead to the next big anesthesia. So off to Haiti Alan goes where he meets the beautiful Marielle Duchamp (Tyson) who is his guide in his quest for the powerful voodoo powder. Amidst the beauty and brutality of the island nation where political unrest is about to explode, Alan and Duchamp explore Haitian voodoo society where houngan Lucien Celine (Winfield) warns them of the danger of such dark magic and its main practitioner Dargent Peytraud (Mokae), head of the dictator Dulavier’s secret police. With revolution, madness, and darkness at every turn, Alan risks his very soul as he travels between The Serpent and the Rainbow.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:52:53+00:00 October 26th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

The American Nightmare (2001) – DVD Review

american-nightmare-dvd-cover

Film:
DVD:

Written and Directed by: Adam Simon
Starring: John Carpenter, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, George A. Romero, Tom Savini

Released by: Docurama
Region: 1
Rating: NR (some disturbing images)
Anamorphic: No.

My Advice: Rent it.

Is the turmoil felt throughout America in the late 60s and the 70s responsible for some of the best horror movies in history? Ehhhhhh, could be. That’s the premise behind this docu, which provides really choice interviews with some of the biggest names of cinematic horror. Each director focuses mostly on a single film (although Dawn of the Dead is mentioned briefly in addition to Romero‘s Night) with Landis there not really to give any insight on any of his films but merely to provide additional commentary on everybody else’s.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:00:37+00:00 April 7th, 2004|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) – DVD Review

Hills Have Eyes (1977) DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written & Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with writer/director Craven and actor/producer Peter Locke
  • Documentary: “Looking Back On The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Directors: Wes Craven
  • Alternate ending/deleted scene
  • Trailers
  • TV spots
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Posters and advertising art
  • Storyboard art
  • Wes Craven bio
  • Screenplay
  • Screensavers

Dindrane’s Horror Warnings:

  • Animal abuse and death
  • Possible sexual assault

Released by: Anchor Bay
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Get it if you’re a Craven fan.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:02:47+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

Summer of Fear (1978) – DVD Review

Summer of fear DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Glenn M. Benest, based on the novel by Lois Duncan
Directed by: Wes Craven
Starring: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Fran Drescher, Macdonald Carey

Features:

  1. Director and Cast Filmographies
  2. Running audio commentary by director Craven and producer Max Keller

Released by: Artisan
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1.

My Advice: Rent a better Wes Craven movie.

The loving and happy Bryants take in their niece Julia (Purcell) after her parents die in a mysterious car accident in the Appalachians. At first shy and a little frumpy, Julia transforms into a vivacious and beautiful creature. Everyone in town is charmed by her, especially the menfolk. This doesn’t please Rachel (Blair), the Bryants’ daughter. Rachel loses her family’s affection, her boyfriend and her peace of mind due to her cousin’s enchanting presence. Rachel thinks Julia is a total witch. (Remember this is 1978, you couldn’t say bitch on network TV.) With evidence piling up and events taking a deadly turn, Rachel may be more right than she knows. Will it be enough to survive the Summer of Fear? (Cue dramatic music)

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By | 2008-08-02T01:50:07+00:00 March 10th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

The Last House on the Left (1972) – DVD Review

last house on the left dvd cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Wes Craven
Directed by: Wes Craven
Starring: David Hess, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Cassel, Marc Sheffler, Jeramie Rain, Fred J. Lincoln

Features:

  1. Running audio commentary by director Craven and producer Sean Cunningham
  2. Outtakes and Dailies
  3. Making Of Featurette
  4. Forbidden Footage Featurette
  5. Theatrical Trailer

Released by: MGM
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it, if you’re a Craven fan.

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By | 2012-02-19T23:19:17+00:00 January 25th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments