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How Action Predicted Weinstein and the Hollywood Silence Breakers

October 5, 2017 will be a day that will go down in Hollywood history, the date that The New York Times published their shocking expose on Harvey Weinstein, detailing decades worth of sexual harassment charges. A few days later, another report from The New Yorker, by Ronan Farrow (the son of Mia Farrow and stepson of Woody Allen), levied even more serious charges, with three women coming forward to accuse the now-disgraced producer of rape, including actress Asia Argento, the daughter of famed Italian filmmaker Dario Argento. At some point when these accusations were being first brought forth, I couldn't help but think of the short-lived satire series Action, especially the series finale. It has always been one of my favorite cult classic shows, because it was so far ahead of its time in terms of its dark humor... and now it serves almost as foreshadowing of the despicable acts that took
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Horror Highlights: Sugar Skull Girls, Blade-Inspired Music Video, The Binding, Bates Motel, Sickhouse

In today’s Horror Highlights, we have release details for Sugar Skull Girls, The Binding, and Sickhouse, as well as a Mother’s Day card from Bates Motel and a new Blade-inspired music video.

Sugar Skull Girls 2017 Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: “Sgl Entertainment is pleased to announce that they will be releasing “Sugar Skull Girls” the Teenage Comedy Adventure Movie and TV Series on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable TV and VOD in early 2017. The film is Written and Directed by Christian Grillo, Produced by Christian Grillo, John Kent, David Gechman, and Carmela Hayslett.

And Stars: Addy Miller, Carmela Hayslett, Cece Hagen, Anika Buchanan, Isabella Sobejano, Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), John Amplas (Day of the Dead) and Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects).

Synopsis: Three demonic sisters who resemble neo-goth voodoo dolls are accidentally conjured from the other side during a failed attempt to raise a little girl from the dead.
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Ranking the insanity of Ion's original holiday movie plots

Ranking the insanity of Ion's original holiday movie plots
‘Tis the season for original Christmas-themed TV movies. We’ve already spotlighted the five Hallmark Channel offerings you’ll be watching this year, whether or not you’ll admit it. Now, let’s examine Ion Television’s slate, which offers more truly inspired casting and amazing synopses.

On a Scale of So Insane You Need to See It to Wait, That’s All You Got?:

Defending Santa (Sun., November 24, at 9 p.m. Et)

Cast: Dean Cain, Jud Tylor, Bill Lewis, Jamie McRae, Cooper Barnes, Jodie Sweetin, Seth Menachem, John Savage

Synopsis: Scott Hanson, a ski resort sheriff, inadvertently arrests
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Scream Factory Hopes You’ll Invite The Vagrant over to Watch The Horror Show

Another Friday has passed and that means two titles never before released on DVD have been announced by the Scream Factory. You may not remember The Vagrant but odds are you remember The Horror Show and have been wondering if it would ever see the light of day again.

The big title of this week’s Scream Factory announcement is unquestionably The Horror Show, or as it is known in some foreign circles, House III. I never understood how anyone came to the conclusion that film could be released as a third installment of the House franchise, but then I also have never understood how a movie about killer radioactive tree roots could be marketed as Troll 3.

In much the same way Hollywood gave us dueling volcano films (Volcano and Dante’s Peak) and dueling celestial doomsday flicks (Armageddon and Deep Impact), 1989 saw the release of dueling fright flicks about
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Arachnophobia Blu-ray Review

Arachnophobia will soon arrive on Blu-ray for the first time since it's theatrical release in 1990 from Disney. The release is part of Disney's recent deluge of catalog releases on Blu-ray. It was directed by Frank Marshall and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. What sets this horror thriller apart from other films in it's genre is the great cast. Arachnophobia stars Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Stuart Pankin, and Henry Jones.

Don Jakoby wrote the screenplay, which tells the story of a vicious spider from the South American rain forest who hitches a ride to a small California town in the casket with a dead body. Soon after arriving, the large spider mates with a local spider. Not long after, the small town is infested with venomous spiders and the population begins to die off one-by-one. The doctor and bumbling police chief are aided by an insect
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Exclusive Video: Corey Feldman and Roger Corman Talk Splatter

Whenever you get two extremely talented filmmakers together both with huge followings you can run the risk of egos clashing and prima donna behavior, and god forbid you add a famous actor into that equation, you could be writing a recipe for disaster. However that was not the case when filmmaking legend Roger Corman, acclaimed director Joe Dante and fan-favorite actor Corey Feldman collaborated for the exclusive new web-series, Splatter; which begins airing on-line October 29th. Sponsored by Netflix and available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike, the series can be seen by going to beginning October 29th with a second installment airing November 6th and the entire series concludes on Friday, November 13. But what's the catch, you say? Viewers will have the opportunity to vote on line for which characters they think should live and which should die, so they will actually have control over the outcome of the series.
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Hump Day Horribleness: ‘Miss Cast Away’

One of the great features over at the Internet Movie Database is the Bottom 100. Based on ratings viewers of the site give to various films, the worst of the worst films get put on this list. Some of them are on and off in a matter of days. Others stick around for the long haul, showing just how much suckage they truly emit.

It’s time to look at these movies and determine where they stand. Do they deserve to be on the Bottom 100 list? Are they not as bad as everyone says? Will they be off the list any time soon?

Here’s the breakdown for this week’s film:

Title: ‘Miss Cast Away

Release Date: July 26th, 2005

Ranking on Bottom 100 (as of 7/7/2009): #84 (based on 1260 votes)

Why It’s Here: It actually means something, speaks volumes, in fact, when ones of these “Pop Culture” comedies, as they are called,
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