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I’ve been very excited about Synapse’s release of “Curtains” for a long time and the reason being that there is something really cool to me about plucking a movie from complete obscurity and giving it not only a high-quality blu-ray release, but also a much better home video release, than many much more famous movies have had. 

Halloween season is officially underway! And for all the like minded 'Halloween People' out there this is a time of joy, celebration, and triumph as the waves of 'normies' flock to each one of us for opinions on what to watch throughout the scariest of seasons.

Though we will always have great suggestions and fun picks to throw their way, we're not always 100% caught up to date with the best options during the season. So here at BloodyGoodHorror we have a listing of some of the strongest suggestions theatrically, rental wise, and even the most up to date Netflix Instant suggestions.

We review the latest slasher to hit theaters.

Amidst internet acclaim and a wide array of excitement from the horror community, "V/H/S/2" arrived today 6/6/13 on demand throughout streaming services all across America. Local cable providers, iTunes, Vudu, CinemaNow and a variety of other outlets are carrying the independent anthology horror sequel at a robust $9.99 price tag per rental. This is all before the film expands to a limited theater engagement throughout the summer in a variety of densely populated cities.

The best part about "Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector"? The whole documentary appears to have been shot on VHS itself. That's so meta my head just exploded.

As someone whose wife is constantly pissed at him for buying old VHS tapes that we have no room for, this doc was made for me. It's currently making the festival rounds, check their official site for more info.

What did I learn over the course of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Cinema Hooligante Program? Five things specifically:

1: I love living in a city that gives a shit about fucked up, unlovable, and/or unsung movies.
2: The creepiness of spiders is inversely proportionate to their size.
3: Those whacky Danes make me blush.
4: Inbred mutant plots are still (thankfully) going strong in quality movies.
5: Claymation is probably the only thing that can still bring me close to reintroducing my beer to the world. (Other than peeing. But then it’s urine and not beer. Right? Right.)

Lots of headlines today screaming "Watch Audience Reaction for Paranormal Activity 4!". Put that through an honesty filter and it comes out as "Paramount wants you to believe this is still an 'indie' series and we're going along with them". So, all is normal in the genre press.

Daniel Knauf, the guy behind the HBO series "Carnivale", has hopped on board NBC's upcoming "Dracula" miniseries as writer and show-runner. I have not seen any episodes of "Carnivale" and will not watch a Dracula miniseries on NBC. So, not sure what we're doing here.

First Official Stills from "Hitchcock", the biopic which hits theaters November 23rd.

A real nasty clip from "Excision", starring Annalynne McCord. The film gets a release October 16th. No sarcasm here, this is at the top of my 'must see' list.

Check out a sales teaser for "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero". So apparently they're still making those, sure it's going to be great... (sarcasm has returned)

A glimpse into the "Prometheus" film that could have been... Between this and the conversation on our podcast about it, I am never going to be able to enjoy "Prometheus" again. Are you happy now?

The Milwaukee Film Festival is celebrating its 3rd year with a new extended run beginning Thursday, September 27th and concluding on Thursday, October 11th. The festival will screen over 200 films from all over the globe in venues including the legendary Oriental Theatre, the Downer Theatre, and the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill. Panels, a keynote address by film critic J. Hoberman, live music performances, and post screening conversations are but a taste of what the fest has to offer.

It is the witching time of year and the Halloween season is upon us. Let's take a look at what's haunting theaters this fall...


9. Hotel Transylvania

Date: September 28
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg