Wolf Creek II

Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 06/24/2014
Studio: Image Entertainment

In 2005 a little indie film titled Wolf Creek made a nice splash in the horror community.  The bleak film was set in the outback and followed the exploits of a serial killer named Mick Taylor (Portrayed by actor John Jarratt; based on the killer Bradley John Murdoch).  Now, nearly a decade later, Wolf Creek II has arrived thanks to the nice folks over at Image Entertainment.  So how does it stack up to the original film?  It certainly has a different tone, while it has been a while since I've seen the 2005 film I don't recall it being quite this funny.


Sugar Cookies

Production Year: 1973
Release Date: 06/03/2014
Studio: Vinegar Syndrome


The extremely manipulative Max (George Shannon) manages to murder the insatiable actress Alta (Lynn Lowry). While he does get away with it, weird things are amidst in this Lloyd Kaufman produced film. Laura Kent (Lynn Lowry in a dual role) shows up to audition for a role taking the place of Alta. Shocked by the similar look Camila (Mary Woronov) takes the young hopeful actress under her wing and begins training her. Her look certainly intrigues Max, and the producer quickly becomes infatuated.

Scream Factory's Summer of Fear sale!

There's great savings to be had over at www.shoutfactory.com!  While my purchase was small, I figured I'd share one of the film's I picked up during this sale along with a look at the limited promotional coasters they're including with each order!

Hallmark Horror! 2014 is the company's most terrifying year to date!

I never thought I'd be covering Hallmark's Ornament line on this website but this year they're really giving genre fans a lot to drool over.  It's not just one ornament either, a total of four monster movie icons will be making their ornament debut this year.


My favorite of the lot is Frankenstein's Monster from the infamous 1931 Universal film.  The ornament has a spot on Karloff likeness and I'm really excited to see it in person. 

Hysteria

Production Year: 1997
Release Date: 02/25/2014
Studio: Cult Epics

An eccentric doctor (Dr. Harvey Langston; Patrick McGoohan) owns a large gothic manor full of mentally ill patients. Rather than the traditional treatment of these insane people, Langston deviates from the norm and implants a chip in each patient's head. This chip allows each disturbed prisoner to "link up{" causing a group conscious, one cohesive massive psychosis. That's when Dr. Samuel Fry (Michael Maloney) shows up, perturbed by Langston's horrific experiments Samuel sets out to put an end them only to find himself on the operating table. Now linked to the other psychotics in the ward can Samuel Fry finally put an end to this madness?


Cheap thrills - How to make your own mask stand.


So you've just dropped some hard earned cash on a brand new mask and forgot to buy a stand to display that sucker. Mask stands can be a bit pricy, but here on Cannibal Reviews we like saving money. Today I'm going to show you how to make a nice lookin' inexpensive stand for your latex treasures.


First thing is first...Supplies. For this project you will need the following.

Trick Or Treat Studios - Frankenfink mask


Trick or Treat Studios is rapidly becoming one of the top mask-making companies in the US licensing a number of properties from Halloween to The Walking Dead.  Their sculptors are some of the best in the world and they have an extremely eclectic line up from in-house originals to comic characters.  Inspired by the artwork of Ed Roth, Frankenfink is a mishmash of hotrod psychobilly and Frankenstein's Monster.

The Chambermaids (1974) and Honey Buns (1973); A smut two-fer from Impulse Pictures!

The Chambermaids
Production Year: 1974
Release Date: 05/06/2013
Studio: Impulse Pictures

Oh 70's porn...You've been greatly missed.  A time of extreme close ups and ridiculous story-telling.  Let's not forget the all important "undercarriage shot."  Yeah, those still haunt me.  In May Impulse Pictures released two long forgotten 70's gems.  The Chambermaids features a pretty simplistic story.  Mary and Sally are two bored maids who liven their jobs up with a bit of intercourse.  It's an age-old tale, right?

Countess Dracula

Production Year: 1971
Release Date: 05/06/2014
Studio: Synapse Films

In 1971 Hammer Studios took a stab at the Elizabeth Bathory mythos with the film Countess Dracula. Elizabeth Bathory is regarded as one of the most savage female serial killers in history, the blood thirsty queen was dubbed "Countess Dracula" and was rumored to have bathed in the blood of virgins in order to keep her young looks. In Countess Dracula the beloved Ingrid Pitt takes on the role of Countess Elisabeth Nadasdy, while both selfish and cruel, the countess doesn't become blood thirsty until a young maidens blood is accidentally spattered on Nadasdy's face. The countess quickly notices the young woman's blood has caused her aging skin to have a younger appearance so she quickly dispatches the woman for more of her vital blood.



Death Bed - The Bed That Eats

Production Year: 1977
Release Date: 06/03/2014
Studio: Cult Epics

Today I'm reviewing a film that truly needs no introduction, .  Oh Death Bed, your reputation certainly precedes you, doesn't it?  The portrait that Patton Oswalt throws even more dirt on your wretched grave as well.  Honestly (and surprisingly) upon my first viewing of Death Bed this morning I must say I didn't think it was nearly as bad as some make it out to be.  It's a ludicrous film, sure.  But it's also manages to be mildly entertaining with some fairly interesting visuals.  

Devil's Knot

Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 06/10/2014
Studio: Image Entertainment

Devil's Knot is based upon three murders that took place in West Memphis, Arkansas. The trial was heavily televised in the area and documented in an extremely popular series of films titled Paradise Lost, Paradise Lost 2 - Revelations, and Paradise Lost 3 - Purgatory. I happened to catch the documentaries as they aired on HBO and I've always had a modest interest in the case. While the Paradise Lost films are some of the most compelling crime related documentaries I've ever seen, it disappoints me to say Devil's Knot could not  meet the standard set by those documentaries.