Shit-O-Ween 2014

Shit-O-Ween is dedicated to the very worst in Halloween Horror!  This year we take a look at the three worst films in the Halloween Franchise, enjoy!


Werewolf Woman

Production Year: 1976
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Studio: RARO VIDEO
Director: Rino Di Silvestro 

Bush, she-wolf boobs, and gore!  Did I mention that's just the first ten minutes?  At a glance 1976's Werewolf Woman looks trashtastic, but when you actually view the film you'll find there's a little something more sinister going on.  While the movie has enough gratuitous nudity to making even the most seasoned sleaze pusher blush, there's more to this film than naked skin.  Daniela (Annik Borel) is left extremely unstable after she was brutally raped.  Following the advice of a local doctor, her father Count Neseri (Tino Carraro) opts to take her to their small country home in hopes that getting Daniela away from the dangers of the city will calm her nerves.

Bound By Flesh

Production Year: 2012
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Studio: Sundance Selects
Director: Leslie Zemeckis




Bound By Flesh is the story of two conjoined sisters (Daisy and Violet Hilton) and the perils they experienced during their very colorful lives.  Born in 1908 to a mother that wanted nothing to do with them they were sold to Mary Hilton who immediately saw dollar signs when she laid her eyes upon the twins.  Hilton instantly put the twins on display (for a price, of coarse) and when the girls were old enough the Hilton family hit the road touring everywhere from Europe, to Australia, and eventually to the ol' US of A.

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Compañeros

Production Year: 1970
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Studio: Blue Underground
Director: Sergio Corbucci




If you were to make a list of the best and most influential directors associated with the Italian Western Sergio Corbucci's name would be listed right next to the likes of greats such as Sergio Leone.  While there's no denying the influence of The Dollars Trilogy, it's a pity those three films seem to overshadow films like The Great Silence and Compañeros.  The latter being the more light hearted of Corbucci's western outings, though still just as masterfully directed.


Universal Monsters - Steins & Cookie Jars

A few months back on a disgustingly hot Spring day I managed to walk into every horror fan's dream.  A garage that had boxes of Universal Monsters items stacked floor to ceiling.  Everything was for sale and their prices were more than reasonable.

Unfortunately while there was a multitude of items, most of them were duplicates, apparently the guy had cleaned out a Universal Studios' store of their remaining kitchenware stock.

So what was the haul??  Oh, only a number of Universal Monsters steins and an EXTREMELY awesome The Mummy Cookie Jar!






Neca - Retro Ghostface


Today on Cannibal Review's YouTube channel we're takin' a look at Neca's brand new "retro" Ghostface.  While I'm not the biggest fan of the Scream franchise this figure is in my opinion one Neca's best Retro figures to date!  Watch the video and find out why!

More pictures after the break!

The Devil's Business

Production Year: 2011
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Studio: Mondo Macabro
Director: Sean Hogan



Mondo Macabro's second foray into high definition is a good one!  A bit different for a company steeped in older genre films, this time they're rollin' out the red carpet for a modern film, Sean Hogan's 2011 production The Devil's Business.  Two hit men break into a house to carry out what should be a relatively easy job; taking out one man.  But unfortunately for veteran hitman Pinner (Billy Clarke) this is no ordinary job, making matters worse is the inexperienced "new guy" he's stuck with (Cully; Jack Gordon) who doesn't seem to do anything right.


Nekromantik

Production Year: 1987
Release Date: 10/07/2014
Studio: Cult Epics
Director: Jorg Buttgereit



Oh Nekromantik, what can one say about you that hasn't already been said a dozen times?  Splatter-punk director Jorg Buttgereit's 1987 film has quite the reputation and deservedly so.  It exceeds at being that "shock flick" that people tend to pull out when there's company over.  Rob (Daktari Lorenz) works for a local clean up crew who specialize in the removal of dead bodies, Rob enjoys his job and frequently "takes work home."  Literally.  The guy has amassed quite the collection of specimens from jarred hearts and guts to old decrepit bones.  


Retail horrors - Halloween at Target!

As far as your major retailers go Target is usually my go to place during this time of the year.  Not only do they have a number of quality items, they also always seem to stock up on the Monster Cereals along with other strange odds and ends (check out the video at the end of the post!) 

Come along with Cannibal Reviews as we take a look at Target's 2014 Halloween products!

Evils of the Night

Production Year: 1985
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Studio: Gorgon Video
Director: Mohammed Rustam



Here's my kind of movie.  It's cheap, it's campy, it's full of sleaze.  It's clear that the crew set out to make a good horror/sci-fi romp.  Did that happen?  Not exactly.  But it's a genuinely campy fun film and hits all of the right notes, a lot of these current filmmakers who try their best to capture the whole B-move aesthetic should sit down and take a note or two.  I'm getting way ahead of myself.  Let's get into the movie, shall we?


Witching & Bitching

Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Studio: IFC Midnight
Director: Alex De La Iglesia



So Jesus, a green army man, and a child walk into a bank...Sounds like a bad joke, eh?  It's not, it's actually the beginning of Alex De La Igelsia's Witching & Bitching.  With alimony payments taking their toll, Jose (Hugo Silva) pulls together a makeshift band of nitwits to assist with a small heist.  Disguised as street performers, the group surprisingly almost pull it off, but ol' Jose had the bright idea of bringing his kid along for the ride.  Jose, Antonio (Mario Casas), and little Sergio (Gabriel Angel Delgado) collect their bounty and make a run for it, unfortunately Sergio leaves some school books behind, while the three manage to escape custody the school books lead detectives right to Jose's angry ex-wife.


Venus in Fur

Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Studio: IFC/Sundance Selects
Director: Roman Polanski



Roman Polanski, the famed director that has given genre fans classics such as Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion is back with his erotic drama (with a tinge of suspense) Venus in Fur.  Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is a renowned stage director who has recently adapted the infamous novel Venus in Furs (1870; Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch), a book steeped in sadomasochism and dominance.  After a stressful day full of unsuccessful auditions the director is preparing to head home when Vanda (Emmanualle Seigner) bursts through the theatre doors hours late and soaking wet.


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Retail Horrors - Halloween at Homegoods

I wasn't expecting much from Homegoods as the store typically has products that are a little too glittery for my liking.  I was surprised however as there were a number of items I could see myself purchasing before the Halloween season comes to an end.  I mean, who can honestly say no to a zombie hand candle holder?  Not me, that's for sure.


The Devil Incarnate

Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 10/07/2014
Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: L. Gustavo Cooper



Holly (Graci Carli) and Trevor (Rod Luzzi) are in the midst of post-marital bliss doing the things that most recently married couples do; decorating their new house, throwing parties, having demonic visions, the normal stuff.  Okay, that last one isn't exactly normal.   Maybe we should start at the beginning.  Things for the couple were semi-normal until Holly visits a local psychic who has a demonic meltdown.  Shortly after Holly and Trevor find out that a baby is on the way.  Recently married, new house, expecting wife, things should be on the up and up for the young couple, but unfortunately it seems that the women in Holly's family need a nice exorcism to accompany a pregnancy.


Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks - Halloween is Here review and interview!

I've been a big fan of Lonesome Wyatt's work for years now.  Whether it's through his goth-country outings with Those Poor Bastards or his stripped down solo work, I can honestly say the man has never made a bad record.  When I heard he was working on a Halloween themed album I was pretty excited.  If there's any artist who can faithfully recreate the aesthetics of some of the Halloween story and sound effects albums of the past it's Lonesome Wyatt.

September's HORROR update!

Have you subscribed to the Cannibal Reviews youtube channel yet?  We've got a lot of great videos lined up for October so be sure to head on over and click the subscribe button!

The 'Burbs

Production Year: 1989
Release Date: 09/15/2014
Studio: Arrow Video
Director: Joe Dante
*Unfortunately screen grabs are not available at this time*


Saying I loved The 'Burbs as a kid is putting it lightly.  I didn't want to visit 123 Sesame Street, no, I wanted to live next door to Ray and Art.  In fact I can clearly remember one incident in my youth when I asked my mom rent The 'Burbs and she returned with The Birds.  Nothing against Hitchcock, but that day my little world almost came to a standstill.  So yeah, this film was a huge part of my childhood and it pains me that we've went so long without a worthy release.  Thankfully Arrow Video managed to snag the rights and we're now graced with a blu-ray loaded with extra features and a freakin' work print!  What did I do to deserve this?

Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is your average upper-middle class kinda' guy who just so happens to embark on a week long vacation right as some brand new neighbors make their way into his neighborhood.  Ray would normally write the Klopeks off as strange, but his neighbor Art (Rick Ducommun) has a few theories that lean towards a more macabre nature.