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The Absent (REVIEW)

You can tell a lot about a film by the way its packaged. When sending along a film for review, some companies will take the "less is more" approach, by sending along just the DVD in a generic case and maybe a press release to go with it, letting the viewer do the work. Other companies will give you absolutely every piece of information they can on their film, hoping that something sticks out as worthwhile.

In Search of Lovecraft (REVIEW)

When it was announced this past July that Guillermo Del Toro would be making "At the Mountains of Madness," fans of H.P. Lovecraft and horror in general squealed with delight. In general the excitement can be attributed to the fact that in general, everything Del Toro touches turns to gold, but to a certain type of genre fan, the announcement meant even more. It meant that the work of Lovecraft would be featured in major motion picture with a substantial budget and legitimate actors, as opposed to the straight to DVD community theater-esque productions that they were accustomed to.

Mirrors 2 (REVIEW)

It's been just over two years since we lampooned "Mirrors" on the podcast, citing major failures in nearly every department. Except for Kiefer Sutherland's hilarious 24-esque peformance, there was almost nothing of note aside from a few tense moments and jump scares. With the way that the film was received, it would seem that there was no reason for a sequel, especially one that was lacking its only notable characteristic (Hint: It has a permanent 5 o'clock shadow).

Parasomnia (REVIEW)

For every mainstream disappointment like "My Soul To Take," there are dozens if not hundreds of straight-to-DVD horror releases waiting to be stamped "the next cult classic." Genre fans that are malcontented with the rehashes they are forced to endure will often take up the cause to shoehorn a video release into 'cult' status, ignoring its major shortcomings simply because its original.

Aaah! Zombies (Wasting Away) (REVIEW)

If you were to ask me to come up with a list of the things I'd like to eliminate from the horror scene, zombie comedies would be pretty high on the list. As you can imagine, when "Aaah! Zombies" came across my desk for review, I let out a hearty groan and reluctantly popped it into my DVD player. Despite my initial skepticism, it turns out that "Ahhh! Zombies" (titled "Wasting Away" in its initial festival run) is a rare standout among a sub-genre of a sub-genre that arguably ran its course years ago.

Razortooth (REVIEW)

For most people, the first week of August signifies little more than the fact that summer is nearly over. However, for many nerds and TV lovers, it's Shark Week, a week where we bow our heads in reverence to the finned terrors of the sea. What began as a convenient way for the Discovery Channel to cluster it's shark specials in the late 80's has blossomed into a cult phenomena that extends far beyond cable.

DVD Date and Specs for "S. Darko"

It's coming down to crunch time people. Will "S. Darko", the sequel to the cult hit "Donnie Darko" possibly live up to the original? We got a long awaited chance to see the full trailer a full weeks back, so the final announcement to be made was the date. We finally have that, as well as the artwork for the DVD and Blu-Ray release. So check that out below, and continue scrolling down for the trailer in case you missed it the first time.

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