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Blu-ray Review: Tales From The Hood Collector’s Edition

Now that we’re nearly 20 years removed and the dust has settled on the 1990s, the decade long believed to be a wasteland for horror movies is finally being reconsidered for the number of really good films it actually did produce. Because there weren’t as many horror movies being released as in the 1980s and because the genre wasn’t part of the cultural conversation the way it previously had been, critics and audiences didn’t know what to make of a number of titles as they slowly dripped out over the course of the decade. That led to some unfairly negative reviews and disappointing box office results as horror movies were given a bad name, until they began finding their audiences on home video just a few years later. This is great news, because it means that Tales from the Hood is finally getting its due as one
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‘Apocalypse Child’ Sees Beauty and Pain Both Above and Below

This Week in Home VideoPlus 9 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

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Pick of the WeekApocalypse Child

What is it? A young man in the Filipino town of Baler suspects he may have been fathered by a certain American director who filmed a Vietnam war epic in town several years prior.

Why buy it? The identity of finding the truth about his father is a catalyst of sorts here, but it’s far from the focus of Mario Cornejo and co-writer Monster Jimenez’s beautiful, raw, and affecting film. Instead it’s the idea of escaping one’s past through self-deception and distraction that pervades the screen alongside gorgeous visuals and performances. You can’t look away no matter how much you may want to. There
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‘Tales from the Hood’ Welcomes You to Hell M*therf*ckers

Scream Factory brings an under-appreciated horror anthology to Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.

Great horror anthologies are hard to come by these days, but luckily there are still plenty to be rediscovered thanks to home video labels like Scream Factory. 1995’s Tales from the Hood is a highly entertaining blend of horror and social commentary from director Rusty Cundieff (who co-wrote alongside Darin Scott who also co-wrote an earlier horror anthology From a Whisper to a Scream), and it’s now found a new home on Blu-ray. Keep reading as we take a look at the film and new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.

As with all the best anthology films Tales from the Hood features a wraparound tale (“Welcome to My Mortuary”) from which the individual stories are born, and the script couldn’t have chosen a better setting. Three gang-bangers come to a mortuary to pick up a shipment of drugs, and
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 5 – Stephen King, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere Apparel, Monopoly & More!

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Welcome back for Day 5 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For today’s gift ideas, we have a bunch of Stephen King holiday gift ideas, Lunar Crypt pins, Grey Matter Art, Last Exit to Nowhere’s apparel, horror-themed necklaces, and so much more.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print
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Pieces of Terror: Tales Of Halloween and a Look Back at Horror Anthologies

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With the impossibly fun Tales of Halloween now in wide release, it seems like as good a time as any to dig deep into one of my favorite subgenres of horror: the anthology film. From Tales from the Crypt to Tales from the Darkside to Tales from the Hood, the horror anthology offers something for everyone. And apparently that something is “tales.”

In speaking with most of the directors from Tales of Halloween, there was consensus in their feelings about what makes for a great anthology film: singularity of vision and consistency of quality. Both can be difficult to achieve, as the format practically dictates that some segments be stronger than others or express a different voice. But when an anthology can achieve even one of those things, there’s the potential for real horror movie magic.

There are great anthologies made by one filmmaker, among them Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath,
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Scream Addicts Episode #8 – From a Whisper to a Scream Addict: A Brief Chat About Horror Anthologies

We’re here to kick off a new week of Scream Addicts by chatting about one of our very favorite sub-genres – the horror anthology. With many a creepy portmanteau on the horizon, your horror hosts will be chatting about not… Continue Reading →

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Blu Review: From A Whisper to a Scream

The horror anthology has made a minor comeback in recent years, though its resurgence can be attributed almost entirely to independent filmmakers. Apart from Trick r’ Treat (all but abandoned by Warner Bros.), films like V/H/S and The ABCs of Death were made outside of the studio system, allowing them to indulge in more risqué…

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April 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include From a Whisper to a Scream, The Boy Next Door

Genre fans have a very light week of home entertainment releases to look forward to on Tuesday, April 28th. Scream Factory is giving the Vincent Price cult classic From a Whisper to a Scream a high-def upgrade with their latest Blu-ray, and Universal Studios is bringing home J.Lo and her cookies with their DVD and Blu-ray for The Boy Next Door. Lord of the Flies is also making its bow on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Olive Films, and the indie vampire flick Hunted is making its way onto DVD as well.

The Boy Next Door (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD/Digital HD)

Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman,
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Bluray Review: From A Whisper To A Scream (aka-the Offspring)

Sometimes a release comes that could very easily be worth the price of purchase, just based on the film itself. Sure, it’s always a plus to have some kickass special features, and that’s good and all, but some films just grab you by the collar and scream out: Buy Me!! Those releases are fine, but there’s a special bonus feeling of excitement when you not only get one of those special films And enough supplemental material to last for Hours. That, my loyal fright fanatics, is what I’d like to call an “Ayfkm” release. Enough suspense, it stands for Are You Fucking Kidding Me?!

Jeff Burr’s terrifying and bloody as all hell anthology, From A Whisper To A Scream (aka-The Offspring) is just that type of Bluray release, adding yet another title to an already Very impressive line of films that the gang at
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Scream Factory Brings Vincent Price Anthology From A Whisper To A Scream To Bluray This April!

Scream Factory is bringing yet another badass anthology your way, when they give a brand new collector’s edition Bluray of the 1987 Jeff Burr (Leatherface: TCM III, Stepfather 2)-helmed From A Whisper To A Scream (also known as The Offspring) to shelves on April 28th. Set in a single small town, the film is a lot of fun, and I, for one, couldn’t more more excited not only for the film to finally get a HD release, but for the pretty impressive list of special features (including two commentaries And feature length docs as well), because as we all know, director Jeff Burr is a man who loves to talk and his stories are absolutely great. The film was also legend Vincent Price’s final horror film, so it’s one to pick up for many reasons!

“On the night his niece is executed for committing a string of brutal killings,
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Classic Cult Horror Anthology Film From A Whisper To A Scream Slated for April

Welcome to Oldfield. Stop in for a night of pure terror. Prepare to be shocked out of your skin with four grisly tales of terror in one small town! On April 28, 2015, From a Whisper to a Scream (also known as The Offspring) makes its Blu-ray debut, courtesy of Scream Factory. This release comes complete with an array of new bonus features, including two audio commentaries and the feature-length documentary Return to … Continue reading →

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Horror Blu-ray Round-Up: From a Whisper to a Scream, War-Gods of the Deep, Satan’s Blade

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We're back with a special round-up, taking a look at three upcoming horror film Blu-rays, two of which star the legendary Vincent Price. Scream Factory revealed the bonus features for the anthology horror film, From a Whisper to a Scream, Kino Lorber has announced they're bringing Jacques Tourneur's War Gods of the Deep, a.k.a. The City Under the Sea, out on Blu-ray with a new extra, and Olive Films has slated a Satan's Blade 30th anniversary Blu-ray for a spring release.

From a Whisper to a Scream: Scream Factory will release From a Whisper to a Scream on Blu-ray beginning April 28th, with bountiful bonus features included.

From Scream Factory: "**Extras for From A Whisper To A Scream Revealed!**

Fans of this underrated 1987 gem with Vincent Price (in his last role in a horror film) are in for a super treat. Check out the extensive line-up
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From a Whisper to a Scream Factory; Vincent Price’s Last Horror Film Hitting Blu-ray

Released in 1987, From a Whisper to a Scream (also known as The Offspring) has the distinct honor of being iconic actor Vincent Price’s last role in a horror film, which alone makes it a piece of genuine horror history.… Continue Reading →

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Horror Round-Up: Penny Dreadful S2 Premiere Date Changed, New Salem S2 Teaser, From a Whisper to a Scream Blu-ray

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We’re back with another horror round-up. This time around, we focus on the slight delay in the upcoming premiere of Penny Dreadful Season 2, a new teaser for the second season of Salem, and details on the new street date for Scream Factory’s From a Whisper to a Scream Blu-ray.

Penny Dreadful: Showtime announced today that Penny Dreadful‘s Season 2 premiere, originally scheduled to air on April 26th, will now instead debut one week later on Sunday, May 3rd at 10pm Et.

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of
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The Greatest Horror Anthology Film Segments of All Time

Popular in the 1960s and early 1970s with more rare appearances in the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s, the anthology-style horror film has made a solid resurgence in recent years with such portmanteau releases as The ABCs of Death films and the V/H/S series.

With Mexico Barbaro, Fear Paris and other projects in various stages of completion, the anthology horror film looks to continue to be an important part of the horror cinema landscape.

Some anthology films employ a framing or wraparound sequence in an attempt to connect the segments that make up the film while others dispense with this classic Amicus-style approach entirely and simply present a collection of short films connected by genre.

Either way, a horror anthology film is ultimately about the quality of its individual segments and this article will take you on a tour of the greatest horror anthology segments of all time.
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Scream Factory Announces From a Whisper to a Scream Blu-ray

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You might remember paying Oldfield a visit via 1987’s horror anthology film, From a Whisper to a Scream, aka The Offspring, which starred the legendary likes of Vincent Price and Clu Gulager. With their “Shocktober” festivities in full force, Scream Factory is giving fright fans a chance to return to the town of terror with their announcement that they are bringing From a Whisper to a Scream to Blu-ray in February:

“Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with another film to reveal. In Feb 2015, the 1987 anthology horror film From A Whisper To A Scream (also known as The Offspring) will make its debut on the Blu-ray format.

Directed by Jeff Burr (The Stepfather 2, Pumpkinhead II, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III and Puppetmaster 4 & 5), the film stars legendary king of horror Vincent Price, Clu Gulager (The Return of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Susan Tyrell (Angel, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker) and Cameron Mitchell (Silent Scream,
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Scream Factory Keeps Announcements Coming With From A Whisper To A Scream Bluray!!; Hitting Shelves February 2015

The gang at Scream Factory are becoming mortal enemies with our wallets, as they keep announcing More and More awesome genre titles for upcoming Blurays! earlier this week, they announced Class Of 1984, Blacula, and others, and now the Sf crew have announced that Jeff Burr’s 1987 anthology, From A Whisper To A Scream (Aka- The Offspring) will be released to Bluray this February! I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but I asbolutely Love the film, so it’s one that I for one, will not be missing. What do you guys and gals think? Chck out the official announcement below, and if you’ve got some time (of course you do), feel free to read our interview with Burr from back in the day!

From A Whisper To A Scream

“In Feb 2015, the 1987 anthology horror film From A Whisper To A Scream (otherwise known as The Offspring
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‘Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings’ DVD Review

Stars: Ami Dolenz, Andrew Robinson, Soleil Moon Frye, J. Trevor Edmond, Hill Harper, Alexander Polinsky, Mark McCracken, Steve Kanaly, Gloria Hendry | Written by Constantine & Ivan Chachornia | Directed by Jeff Burr

Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings was originally released in the UK at a time when I was heavily getting into horror yet was, legally, still too young to rent 18-rated titles from the local video shop (a shop which to this day I credit with the formative years of my movie tastes). It was also at a time when Jeff Burr was being hailed, at least in some corners of the UK and Us horror press, as the future of the genre. After all, he had helmed the fan-favourite Vincent Price-starring horror anthology From a Whisper to a Scream and then the very successful sequel The Stepfather 2, before hitting the “big time” as director on the third film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.
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The Salt City Horror Festival Lineup Includes Sleepaway Camp, 13 Ghosts, Pumpkinhead

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The Salt City Horror Festival keeps getting better and better. We attended the horror film festival years ago, when just a handful of movies screened. Now, they have a lineup that features ten horror films all being shown from 35mm prints, including the original 13 Ghosts, Sleepaway Camp, Pumpkinhead, and more.

The event will take place on April 19th at The Palace Theater in Syracuse, New York. Doors open at 11:00am and the first film screens at noon. Alcohol is being served to those 21 years of age and older, and the lobby is said to be filled with vendors and a number of surprises. Here’s the full lineup of films that will be screening:

Lost Boys Invisible Man (original) 13 Ghosts (William Castle using Illusion-o vision viewers) Pumpkinhead John Carpenter’s Halloween 2 Candyman Sleepaway Camp Story Of Riki-oh Ernest Scared Stupid Jack Ketchum and Moderncine 2007 Horror Film: The Girl Next Door.
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Hulu and Fangoria Team Up for New Horror Channel

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Hulu and Fangoria Team Up for New Horror Channel
Just when you started to worry about finally scraping down to the bottom of Netflix's scary movie barrel (From a Whisper to a Scream, anyone?), Hulu and Fangoria announce their new horror partnership at hulu.com/fangoria. The channel will include curated films such as Takashi Miike's Audition, and will be updated with new releases. Though honestly, after Audition, you might have to switch over to rom-coms for a while.
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