Win A Copy Of OCULUS

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

oculusHide your mirrors. To celebrate the release of OCULUS, starring Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites, on Blu-rayTM and DVD out now, we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of the spine-tingling horror on Blu-ray just in time for Halloween!

Follow Kaylie (Gillan) as she seeks to exonerate her brother (Thwaites) for a deadly crime she believes was committed by dark forces which have been terrorising households for centuries.

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, when Kaylie’s brother, Tim was convicted of the murder of their parents. Kaylie is still haunted by that fateful night believing in a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through an antique mirror, the Lasser Glass, in their childhood home. Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths over the past century.  Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

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To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of OCULUS on Blu-rayTM, just answer this simple question:

Who is Kaylie trying to prove did not kill her parents?

* Her sister

* Her uncle

* Her brother

To enter, email your name, address to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘OCULUS’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 3 winners will win a copy.

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Win THE HAUNTING OF KATIE MALONE On DVD

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

THE HAUNTING OF KATIE MALONETHE HAUNTING OF KATIE MALONE is out on UK DVD on October 27th 2014. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky winners. To enter, email your name, address to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘MALONE’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 winners will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Carlos Ramos Jr. directs this horror starring Masiela Lusha, Stephen Colletti and Jonathan ‘Lil J’ McDaniel. When best friends Ginger (Lusha), Jim (Colletti) and Kyle (McDaniel) pool together their savings to buy a ghost that’s being sold in an online auction, they think it’s just a practical joke that will create a talking point with friends. When they take delivery of an antique box that seemingly contains their purchase, they are more than shocked to discover they have unleashed the evil spirit of Irish servant girl Katie Malone (Sylvia Panacione). As Malone torments the teenagers, wreaking havoc wherever they go, they must try to find out what she wants and how to get her back in the box.

Win A Copy Of 100 FEET On DVD

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

100feet100 FEET is out on UK DVD on November 3rd 2014. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky winners. To enter, email your name, address to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘100 FEET’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 winners will win a copy.

Synopsis:
After killing her abusive husband, Marnie Watson (Famke Jannsen) is released from prison a year early on the condition she wears an electronic ankle tag meaning she can t leave her apartment. However, the tag is the least of her worries as her husband s malevolent ghost is still in the house where he died, and he s intent on savage, violent revenge.

Win James Herbert’s THE RATS (40th Anniversary Edition)

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

The late James Herbert’s THE RATS has released today in a superb 40th year anniversary edition which includes a glow in the dark hard cover! We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky winners. To enter, email your name and address to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘RATS’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 winners will win a copy.

Synopsis:
A special 40th anniversary edition of the classic, bestselling novel that launched James Herbert’s career… It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures – with their razor sharp teeth and the taste for human blood – began to be realized by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rat had been natural enemies. But now for the first time – suddenly, shockingly, horribly – the balance of power had shifted . . .

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ALL CHEERLEADERS: Film Review

Posted on: October 24th, 2014

allAll Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Synopsis:
After a gothic outsider rebellious girl, loses her best friend in cheerleading gymnast stunt, she preps for revenge to take down the captain of the high school football team, but a tragic accident results sending the many into a twisted supernatural rampage.

All Cheerleaders Die gives stylist and entertaining horror themes of attention, for that many interesting moments lie smoldering just under the surface waiting for the curious to peek into this vast offering of slightly off centered horror. A film from directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson indirectly intended their film to a targeted portion of the horror comedy market by attracting audiences ranges from high school seniors to young college students, for that this is not a typical horror fans film. It will not appeal to the gore­hounds or splatter­punks, neither to fans of Universal Studios gothic horror or that of the Hammer Studios, and sometimes in the genre of horror that is proper, as the newer fans join the ranks an film must attract them to the genre. This does not mean this horror film contains nothing interesting, rather one must understand the audience for this vehicle, and that black humor and horror stir themselves together making for a modern­day Heathers meets The Craft gathering together to meet Detention, while Bring It On performs in the front of the classroom.

McKee and Siverston recreate their unheard of ultra low­budget short film of the same title, into a bigger budget with a beautiful polish and now explore more character development and doing it with more talent and experience to achieve the proper measured response. McKee, bringing his skills of female focus horror, the strengths and cunning from the woman’s perspective such that he did with The Woman (2011) and developing Caitlin Stasey’s character Maddy with sheer determination to follow through with her convictions to completion. While Sivertson, conveys the action, and gory moments to spray in the scene and yet with both of at the helm for writing portion to, the essence of ease with comedy comes the ability to reestablish the high school scenes back into the forefront in the genre, and settled in a rut of cabins and wooded areas. The camera technique solid adhere to the male perspective, alluding to leering shots of the women, testing the outskirts of the exploitative markets, and building the sexual assault with the tightening camera lens.

As for the plot, that becomes entirely different beast, for everything in horror seems to find a place in this film, the only other film to hint at that possible in recent memory is The Cabin in the Woods.The title sounds basic, and almost gives the film away, but that conclusion finds itself buried early on in the production, rather the storylines starts simple and quickly spins right off a cliff. The premise involves Maddy, a social outcast, who’s friend (and perhaps more) dies in tragic cheerleading stunt, and transforms into a beautiful swan, with a revengeful plan to rest of cheerleaders and her ex­boyfriend, Terry (Tom Williamson). While she successful achieves step one of the plan to make the team, the following steps find themselves vanishing into a murky fog, discover all is not as she first thought. Nevertheless, Maddy never becomes a straight­up slasher thereby eliminating a Prom Night (1980) or Night School (1981) atmosphere. An interesting note comes in the form of the cheerleaders appearing more adult looking than teenagers do, yet they have the common teen angst, sexual tensions and discoveries rampant in their lives while battling the football team’s sexual assault and deviant mannerisms.

Therefore, by the three­minute mark, a fatal neck twist occurs, and by the 30­minute marker, a backwoods beer drinking party involving the cheerleaders and some of the football team, surrounded by music eerily similar to Roman Polanski’s Rosemary Baby conjures a tonal shift in the dynamics in the complex screenplay. The two groups of teens poke each verbal taunts and continue the acceleration becoming increasing testy with each other, and questioning Terry’s manhood, which causes explosive violent outbursts. It is after this party that everything changes for the worst and in some rare instances the better, but overall the film takes on a Pet Sematary (1989) mentality with a mixture of Heathers and The Craft. The cheerleaders find themselves rescue and secure in the knowledge that revenge soon enough belongs to them, thanks to Leena (Sianoa Smit­-McPhee, who does an outstanding performance) and her magical Rune stones.

Leena marvels over her newly discover witch talents, which seems to adhere that her previous attempts landed terribly, sadly though her witchcraft contains imperfections, such a mistaken soul-swapping issues between sisters. A reference to Greek mythology occurs as the cheerleader absorb the culture of seduction as did the Sirens, as they begin living together, feeding their new thirst, and prowling the Blackfoot High Bloodhounds which often stating through innuendos, their hunger for virgins.

Soon enough, one can see all the elements swirling in the film, from a witch practicing a supernatural form of Wicca, to zombies with hunger for blood­drinking and a increase sexual desire that each other feels, and yet more piles into the mix, with more spooky horror in graveyards. Mckee and Sivertson, continue throughout the production place comedic lines and giving more blood and lesbian thrills, but lacking chills, adding more to the recipe, without any stalling, aside from quicken pace, the sound matches perfect, along with a tightly match original soundtrack.

Trivia elements presents itself in the film, as Terry’s disillusions becomes reality as the cheerleaders followed by the Wicca Priestess strolls down the hallway in commanding style, Terry stands between a poster that states LIFE and a picture of a cemetery, perhaps the Filmmakers suggested indirectly that he finds himself caught in a purgatory. In addition, the school used for the set, had the location on top of an old Calvary Cemetery, giving the nickname of Phantoms.

The film also, points to a verified fact, that Cheerleading, has become more of a gymnastic event, and listed as the second most dangerous sport behind American Football, setting the violate status and tone early in the film. All Cheerleaders Die, contains many entertaining points, with the special effects supervised from the talented and creative Robert Kurtzman, with a wickedly design bear­trap sequence, and the film brings just enough skillful direction, ambition, and sinister tools from zombie vampire creature to have an violent horror movie. Although, Caitlin and Brooke Butler express a great feeling of sexual appeal, charm seduction, however, character issues do exist, the students are a tad to witty, and the men find themselves ego­ranging loons, filled with no emotions for the most part.

While the film strives for a throwback to the 1980s, it misses the mark in that regard, but saves itself disappointment, by creating references to pop culture, high school satire, and never takes itself too seriously. This likely will not be the last time one hears from the All Cheerleaders Die, a sequel appears ready launch, especially with the ending provided.

3 out of 5 Stars

Words: Baron Craze @baron_craze

Win A Copy Of THE FEAR On DVD

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

fearTHE FEAR is out on UK DVD on November 10th 2014. We have 10 copies of the new release to give away to 10 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘FEAR’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 10 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Newlyweds, Mike and Marisol, are given the tour of their potential dream home by a perky real estate Agent. They soon find out that their perfect house might just have a past. The ugly horrors of this house are revealed through three original tales of terror:

The Storm is a suspense-driven tale about a dysfunctional family of four, who seek shelter from a violent storm, in a cellar where secrets never stay buried. Over the course of one night resentment, anger and opportunity force each member of the family to face their inner demons. Only one will live to see sunrise… Chic-ken is a classic 1980 s dark humour filled, slasher story about serial killer John Doesy’s ruthless reign of terror. Doesy forces his prisoner, turned muse, to offer horrifying ultimatums to his cycle of victims before he executes them with soul crushing efficiency. Dinner Guest follows an unsuspecting selfish, affluent family of five who find themselves in the crosshairs of a mad man when they accept a hermit neighbours invitation for dinner. A few borrowed tools between neighbours are no laughing matter for this dinner guest.

Win BAD KIDS GO TO HELL On DVD

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

badBAD KIDS GO TO HELL is out on UK DVD on November 3rd 2014. We have 10 copies of the new release to give away to 10 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘KIDS’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 10 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Six private high school kids find themselves stuck in detention on a dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8 hour incarceration, each of the six kids fall victim to a horrible accident until only one of them remains. And as each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns. Is one of the kids secretly evening the school s social playing field? Or have the ghosts of prestigious Crestview Academy finally come to punish the school s worst (and seemingly untouchable) brats? One thing is for sure… Daddy’s money can t save them now.

Win A Copy Of ALL HALLOW’S EVE On DVD

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

allALL HALLOW’S EVE is out on UK DVD on October 27th 2014. We have 10 copies of the new release to give away to 10 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘HALLOW’S EVE’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 10 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids’ trick or treat bag. The tape features tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn’t long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth… the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.

Win NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE In Paperback

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

9781447240907NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE is out today in paperback and kindle. We have 5 copies of the new paperback release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘NOGOA’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy. PLUS! One lucky subscriber will also win the complete horror book catalogue of author Adam Nevill including the new NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE.

Synopsis:
Darkness lives within . . .

Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be.

It’s not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy – it’s the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker’s cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical.

But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie’s worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?

Win ZOMBEAVERS On Blu-ray

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

ZOMBEAVERSZOMBEAVERS is out now on UK DVD and Blu-ray. We have 3 copies of the new Blu-ray release to give away to 3 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘ZOMBEAVERS’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 3 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids.Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend of the pack of relentless, bloodthirsty, and mutated beavers.

WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT: Film Review

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

WRONG TURN 1WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT (2014)

Synopsis:
Danny (Anthony Ilott) arrives deep in the bowels of the West Virginia hills in a forgotten resort by the name of Hobb Springs. Lured here after being informed of a mysterious inheritance, he’s introduced to the resorts managers Sally (Sadie Katz) and Jackson (Chris Jarvis) who inform Danny of a long lost family he’s never known; a family which is about to make him decide between his friends or his bloodline.

2003 wasn’t noted as being a vintage year for the horror genre; a dreary sequel in JEEPERS CREEPERS, a failed fusion in FREDDY Vs. JASON and a Dark Castle misstep in GOTHIKA all populated the box office. If you scratched the surface though, the lurid originality of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES or the witty morbidity of DEAD END were begging for your attention – as was the gripping backwoods nastiness of WRONG TURN. Shot in Canada for a little over $12 million and using a script by Alan B. McElroy, the writer of the worthy HALLOWEEN IV and the vastly underrated RAPID FIRE; this Dushku starring orgy of cannibalistic mayhem was a mega hit in the home entertainment market.

This success naturally led to a succession of sequels; the first in 2007 benefitted from the guidance of Joe Lynch, but with Declan O’Brien taking the helm for WRONG TURN 3 and two subsequent movies, the franchise began a seemingly freefall descent into mediocrity. All of which pre-amble brings us to number six and a new director in Valeri Milev, a Bulgarian, whose first feature was the gore-laden and heartily recommendable CODE RED. Shooting WRONG TURN 6 in his homeland for a meagre million dollars he brings a fresh story to the series which in turn gives it some impetus. Admittedly the clunky predictability and tiresome characterisation are still evident – but it’s only a fraction of what hindered the other recent sequels.

Danny, played by Anthony Ilott is a well-written, well-acted character with an interesting backstory, while Aqueela Zoll – fresh out of KILLJOY 4 – is solid casting as his girlfriend Toni. Chris Jarvis in his role as Jackson, desperately attempting to forge a familial bond with Danny is another highlight, but sadly Sadie Katz as Sally is wincingly plastic while a couple of the supporting cast – notably Roxanne Pallett sporting a woeful New York accent – are unexceptional at best.

Irrespective of its shortcomings, this IS a mini-revival. Its alluring hotel location offers a pleasing backdrop, while a sharp narrative zips along with heavy doses of nudity and sex. Gore-wise it’s an inconsistent blend of practical and digital, but in its prime it manages to repulse to the level you hope, while added to the mix are some nicely crafted death sequences. WRONG TURN 6 isn’t likely to lure those back who dismissed these continuations as a never ending decline, but for those who steadfastly stuck with these movies, this sequel offers a glimmer of hope that there’s life in the old inbred yet.

2.5 out of 5 stars

Words: Dave Wain

TREEHOUSE: Film Review

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

TREE 1TREEHOUSE (2014)

Synopsis:
Brothers Killian (J. Michael Trautmann) and Crawford (Daniel Fredrick) are out in their local woods with the intention of a fun-filled night. Their evening of frivolity is soon cut short though as they discover a girl called Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) who sits injured and petrified in the lofty seclusion of a remote treehouse, while shadowy figures stalk the nocturnal wilderness below.

British director Michael Bartlett has carved a well-earned reputation in recent years as a talent to watch. His debut feature THE ZOMBIE DIARIES took a £500k budget and turned it into one of the standout indie horrors of 2006; earning a distribution deal in the USA with Dimension Extreme in the process. A solid sequel followed a few years later, but it was his 2013 movie THE PARANORMAL DIARIES: CLOPHILL that defined him as a director. Its resolute desire to blend documentary with drama as well as its refusal to kowtow to populist genre trends gave it a stoic individuality.

A title sequence with a lush aerial backdrop of rural Missouri – where Bartlett himself has relocated – welcomes us to the feature, and from the outset it’s clear that TREEHOUSE will follow its own path under Bartlett’s self-assured direction. This was the guy who in an interview stated “I saw Jeepers Creepers in 2001 and thought – I could do better than this”, so any leanings of predictability are swiftly dispatched.

With initial exposition deftly handled, much of the core of TREEHOUSE takes place in the very location the film takes its name from as we find ourselves in the company of Killian, Elizabeth and a lone walkie-talkie which hints sporadically at the peril at ground level. With the characters of Killian and his brother Crawford having been well-established, the discovery of Elizabeth who we recognize from the pre-credits sequence only adds to the dynamic. As the film progresses, such good writing provides a solid emotional connection with each of these characters; a trait all too rare in contemporary horror.

Succeeding in balancing a potentially awkward blend of thriller, horror and coming-of-age drama, TREEHOUSE manages to sustain its underlying threat through the palpable tension created from what’s primarily a two-hander between Killian and Elizabeth. Both actors are excellent in their roles; Trautmann is great, but he’s overshadowed by the impressive performance of Dana Melanie whose depiction of Elizabeth steals the film. With Bartlett’s deliberate, gradual pacing of TREEHOUSE, any fidgety lack of patience from an audience raised on cattle-prod scares will be stifled by a superbly tense, unrelenting final act that makes this low key release one to hunt down and purchase.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Words: Dave Wain

THE BABADOOK: Film Review

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

babadook_quad_art_3The Babadook

Synopsis:
Dook, Dook, Dook – don’t read that scary book!

It’s usually the Daily Mail baiting parents of poorly behaved kids that use the catch all excuse of ADHT for their children’s behaviour rather than the fact that they’ve  been fuelling them with tartrazene riddled drinks & sugar soaked, fat packed snacks coupled with plop poor parenting but  the child in new Australian release, ‘The  Babadook’ has a more credible reason. With his father killed in a car crash as he is about to be born the boy finds that his widowed mother is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with his disturbed behaviour. Physically exhausted, mentally drained and at the end of her tether it culminates in her taking him out of school due to his penchant for taking his homemade weaponry into class.  Trying her best to be a good mother she reads him a bedtime story that has mysteriously appeared in his bedroom called The Babadook which until she’s read it to him finds it’s more sinister than anything Roald Dahl wrote with and the boy now believing the sinister Babadook is real and out to get them.

This is the first time feature by Australian Director Jennifer Kent and despite the impending sense of dread the centre of this is the mother-child bond between Essie Davis as the emotionally fragile mum coping with the 6 year old child from hell and for much of the film sympathies lie with the mother rather than the boy. Almost inevitably with his behaviour getting worse as he grows ever fearful of the Babadook it all becomes too much for her and she snaps at a children’s party unable to bear the faux empathy from other mothers, perfectly groomed in contrast to her, and ultimately more concerned for their own husbands superficial dilemma’s. Sympathies shift when a child at the party taunts the boy about his dead father and it serves to remind just how heartbreakingly cruel children can be to each other.

There are convincing performances by the two leads and Kent has elicited a great performance from Daniel Henshall as the disturbed child when initially it seems that he’d benefit more from a slap round the back of the head than any therapy but by the end sympathies are skilfully moved to the boy as he tries to care for his sleep deprived mother. Having lost his father and haunted by the Babadook his safety grows ever more precarious as his mother’s  maternal instinct evaporates and she finally turns against him too – a reminder of The Shining’s  Jack Torrance & Danny is never far away. The films trailer gives the impression that this is an out and out scare fest and whilst never really on a par with the sequences in the recent Annabelle, the Babadook, when it manifests itself is, impressively creepy as a mash up between Freddy Kruegar and a top hatted Jack the Ripper.

This became a fan favourite at this year’s London Frightfest and though it’s a horror film its handling of their fragile relationship set against the Babadook’s malevolent presence is really at the heart of the film.

The Babadook (Cert 15) is released on 24th October 2014  

4 out of 5 stars

Words: Simon Hooper

Win Rabid Dogs/Kidnapped On Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

rapidRabid Dogs/Kidnapped [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD] is out on October 27th 2014. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘RAPID’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Following difficulties in his career Mario Bava happened across an idea that would enable him to compete with the younger directors lighting up the Italian box office such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino. Rabid Dogs begins as $70,000 of wages are being transferred when the Ajaccio gang hit. With a hail of bullets in a quick raid they speed off in their waiting getaway car. Tough, violent and realistic, Bava’s film ramps up the tension and doesn’t stop as hostages are added and the film builds to its dizzying finale. Unfolding in real time, a rare device seen only in earlier films such as High Noon and 12 Angry Men yet totally unheard of in Italian cinema at the time, Rabid Dogs is a singular film in Bava s filmography and one of the greatest crime films of the period.

Special 3-Disc Edition Features:
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of two versions of the film; Rabid Dogs Bava’s original version posthumously completed from his notes & Kidnapped the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored version, supervised by Bava s son and assistant Lamberto Bava and producer Alfredo Leone
* Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both versions
* Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
* End of the Road: The Making of Rabid Dogs A documentary featurette including interviews with Lamberto Bava, Alfredo Leone and star Lea Lander
* Original Trailer
* Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, a history of the multiple versions of the film from Semaforo Rosso to Rabid Dogs to Kidnapped by Peter Blumenstock, illustrated with original stills and posters
   

Win The Incredible Melting Man On Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

manThe Incredible Melting Man [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray] is out now. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘MELTING’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Before he turned his hand to lycanthropes in An American Werewolf in London, shuffling zombies in the Thriller music video and hostile extra-terrestrials in Men in Black, special effects legend Rick Baker lent his talents to the creation of another memorable horror creature. Step forward, The Incredible Melting Man! When spacecraft Scorpio V returns to Earth following a mission to Saturn, two of the crew are dead and the third, astronaut Steve West, is in a critical condition. Critical, that is, until he rises from his hospital bed to bite chunks out of a nurse before escaping into the surrounding countryside. The authorities set about trying to track Steve down before he claims any other victims, but they don t know the really bad news yet – Steve is also highly radioactive! The Incredible Melting Man offers up a wealth of show-stopping B-movie moments in its relatively modest running time chief among them, the scene in which a disembodied head floats down a river only to smash messily on the rocks further downstream but the real star of the show here is Baker s ultra-icky special effects work which let you see the Melting Man s transition in all its gooey, glistening glory.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements
* Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Audio Commentary with William Sachs
* Super 8 digest version of the film
* Interview with Writer/Director William Sachs and Make-up Effects Artist Rick Baker
* Interview with Make-up Effects Artist Greg Cannom
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
* Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!

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