June 9, 2018

Trailer: Halloween (2018)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502407/
"Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago."

"You don't believe in the boogeyman?
"No."

"You Should."

To think that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride -The creative team behind the brilliant Eastbound & Down- might just be the ones to give us the Halloween sequel that we've always yearned for is kinda crazy, but after watching this trailer, I think they just may have nailed it.

This new Halloween film basically erases everything that happened in every sequel after the original movie disappear, making it a true bookend sequel to the Carpenter classic.

Jamie Lee is back as Laurie, and she looks like she's ready to fight; John Carpenter is producing; and we even get Nick Castle back as The Shape...

This is the movie that we'll be dying to see above all others until it hit screens in October.

Get hype.


Halloween opens in theaters everywhere on October 19th.

June 8, 2018

So What Had Happened Was...

Back in the middle of March, Amazon decided to cancel our Associates Account, claiming that we somehow violated their policy. So basically the small amount of money that the site actually made via our VOD and Blu-ray Release Dates Pages was taken away, with no explanation, and with absolutely no way for us to get it back.

The timing was especially unfortunate due to my real-world responsibilities talking more of my time and energy, and as big of  blow as that was to the site, and me personally, I decided to take a step back from things.

Now, I should have posted something, but I was too mentally frazzled, and busy, to do so. For that, I apologize.

What makes it even worse is that April was set to be our Anniversary Month: That's right, 10 years ago in April (don't ask me the date, it's all been a blur), The Horror Club was born, and it was a big deal for all of us here.

It's all felt like a big punch to the gut.

We're not dead though. I'm not sure what our focus will be going forward, but we're still here.

And from the emails, tweets, DMs, and messages that I've received since we stopped posting, so are you. Because you're a part of our club too. You know that, right?

And that means everything.

See you shortly.

-Jason and crew.


March 27, 2018

SXSW Trailer: Hereditary (2018)

"When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited as it slowly destroys everything they know. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell."

We're not exactly sure what to make of Hereditary, but if this trailer is any indication, it's going to be equal parts odd, creepy, and possibly even terrifying. It garnered rave reviews at Sundance, where critics called it "This year's scariest Horror movie" which in years past was bestowed upon movies like The Witch and It Follows, which could be a blessing or a curse, depending.

Either way, it's one that we'll definitely be checking out.


Hereditary hits theaters on June 8th.

March 24, 2018

VOD Review: Pyewacket (2018)

"Family drama with a supernatural bent."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5119116/
(aka I Hate My Mom!.)
Release Date: March 23.
Country: Canada.
Rating: NR.
Written by: Adam MacDonald.
Directed by: Adam MacDonald.
Starring: Nicole Munoz, Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose, and Missy Peregrym as the voice of Pyewacket.

A few years back, writer/director Adam MacDonald gave us the really enjoyable killer bear flick, Backcountry, and you can read our review of that little gem, right HERE. Now, he's returned to the Horror fold with a little tale of grief and a goth kid gone matricidal, which only serves to further our belief that they guy knows how to make an effective genre flick.

FYI: According to real-life English lore, Pyewacket is the spirit of a familiar that was bound to serve a witch back in the 1600's, and is described as an imp. Now, going into this movie we thought that Pyewacket was supposed to be a witch, and some reviews out there call the titular character a witch, while others use the word demon to describe the otherworldly spirit, but it's really a familiar, which I guess is neither here nor there, but for some reason I felt the need to clarify.

Don't ask why. Just go with it.

Ever since the death of her father, Leah has gone goth and turned to Death Metal and the occult as a coping method. Conversely, her mother just drinks a lot of wine and cries. Feeling that they need a new start, Mom decides to move them both to a new home way out in the boonies, because the wilderness life will do them both some good.

"OMG MOM, YOU'RE DESTROYING MY LIFE!"
Leah is not happy about this at all, and so her relationship with her mother grows more and more contentious, to the point where she feels that summoning the vengeful spirit Pyewacket to kill the bitch is the only reasonable course of action.

NOTHING ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS REASONABLE.
Of course it takes Leah about 10 minutes to realize that she's done something horribly stupid, and when odd and creepy things start to happen around their new home, she has to figure out a way to undo what she's done, before Pyewacket takes her mother her too.

MOM IS OBVIOUSLY DRUNK AGAIN.
Pyewacket is a slow-burn of a movie which offers plenty of moody dread throughout, but doles it out in a very subtle way. To me personally, it plays a lot like the excellent The Blackcoat's Daughter (review HERE) did in that regard; they both have mood and atmosphere to spare, and they both pack a pretty good punch at the end. I really like the way that MacDonald avoids the use of cheap jump scares here.

Teen angst plays a large part in the movie and its plot developments, and whereas that trope usually tends to annoy us, it's done very well here thanks to a truly great performance by Nicole Munoz. Sure she's moody, and yeah she's so unreasonable that she goes through an elaborate ritual to summon an otherworldly spirit to kill her mother after an argument, but she never plays it over-the-top or never gets too annoying with things. And Laurie Holden does a killer job as the aforementioned mother, especially towards the end when her character gets downright unsettling.

OH MAN, SOMEONE'S GROUNDED.
There's a bit of ritualistic bloodshed in this one, but it's the horrifying ending that might just make you hurl. Not that it's bloody, but it's... well, you'll see.

THE BLOODSHED.
Not that kind of flick.

WHY COULDN'T THEY HAVE HAD A ROMANTIC SUBPLOT?!?
Teenage girls are moody. Also, messing with the occult is never a good idea, especially for moody teenage girls.

LOOK WHAT YOU DID!
Pyewacket is a movie that creeped us out and kept us involved in its human story at the same time, and gave us an ending that was truly disturbing to behold. A nice little surprise, all told, and one that should be seen by anyone who loves the term "Slow burn."

B+

Pyewacket is available on VOD now.

https://amzn.to/2ucaR2a

Nicole, Chloe, and Laurie: the bewitching women of Pyewacket.

March 23, 2018

What's New on VOD This Week? (3/19-3/23)

With the latest installment in the Insidious series, the fantastic-looking I Kill Giants, and the witchy Pyewacket hitting VOD this week, it's going to be a busy weekend for us. Welcome the Stranger looks like an interesting thriller too, and Followers mixes Internet Horror and Found Footage together to hopefully scary results, but they don't intrigue us quite like the others.

Happy streaming!

*Be sure to click the pics to rent the movies, or watch their trailers. Or both. Or neither. It really depends on your mood, now doesn't it?  

*If you aren't already a member, you should really give Amazon Prime a shot, especially if you order movies on the regular like we do, because the free two-day shipping pays for itself after around 10 orders. Check it out for free HERE.

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March 20, 2018

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 3/20

In a world where streaming movies in HD is growing in popularity, it gets harder and harder to justify spending hard earned money on physical media. The fact is though that when done right, nothing makes a movie look or sound better on Blu-ray, so we bring you The Digital Dread Report to help you figure out what's worth buying, and what you're better off streaming.

It's great to see The Burbs finally getting the treatment it deserves with Shout Factory's new Collector's Edition; The Church and Ichi The Killer are classically odd titles worth looking at; and Small Town Crime was a fun, quirky crime thriller...and they'll all be taking our money first this week.

Be sure to click the pics below to buy the movies, or even rent them. Or both. Or neither. It really depends on your mood, now doesn't it?

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