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Phantom, A Cure For Wellness, and Cemetery Man
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Phantom, A Cure For Wellness, and Cemetery Man

This week, after the news, we’ll cover the Universal Studios movie Phantom Of The Opera from 1925, the drive-in classic, “Cemetery Man” from 1994, discussion of the short film, “Help Me Wake Up”, and the modern-horror film, “A Cure For Wellness” from 2017.

News Features:

  1. In 1979, they said “In Space No One Can Hear You Scream”. To mark the 40th anniversary of the science-fiction horror thriller Alien, a special edition 4K Ultra HD blueray package will be released on April 23. The limited-edition steelbox will include the 1979 Theatrical Version, the 2003 Director’s Cut, audio commentary, isolated musical scores, and deleted scenes. Anybody want an early Christmas present?Fox has also released a teaser trailer for 6 short films set in the same universe as Alien, that will be released as an anthology as part of the 40th celebration. “To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror film Alien (1979), six visionary filmmakers were selected to bring their Alien-inspired stories to life. From terrifying escapes, to Facehuggers and Xenomorphs, these captivating shorts brings forth an exciting new narrative for fans while paying homage to the original film.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8C8OPS3avo

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alien-40th-anniversary-includes-digital-copy-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-blu-ray-1979/6332759.p?skuId=6332759&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1266837&ds_rl=1266837&gclid=CjwKCAjw4LfkBRBDEiwAc2DSlFUBsnFKYW4raz84kh3A8inwnAQZnpNvGZijeGFBNpi8TNodOo15TBoCDLgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

  1. Want to know when you’re going to meet your doom? There’s an app for that. Deadline.com reports an upcoming film Countdown with a premise that we love. Elizabeth Lail stars in the upcoming horror film written and directed by Justin Dec. Lail will play a young nurse who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. It tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Keep an eye out for this one coming in the future, no release date set yet. https://deadline.com/2019/03/countdown-elizabeth-justin-dec-stxfilms-1202576520/

  1. Tourist Trap, the chilling cult horror film of madness, telekinesis, and mannequins is quietly celebrating a 40-year-anniversary of its March 1979 release, and if you haven’t seen this one you really should. https://www.amazon.com/Tourist-Trap-Blu-ray-Chuck-Connors/dp/B00FPM1BME/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=ZYLLJ7INFIZN&keywords=tourist+trap&qid=1552862755&s=gateway&sprefix=the+hole+in+the+ground,aps,360&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=biinbi-20&linkId=342f4d56756d442b20a834a78ca003de&language=en_US

  1. The Hole In the Ground, that Irish horror movie with the great-looking previews, critical praise, and good reviews will be available on DVD April 30th. Available now on streaming services like YouTube movies, and Amazon, it pretty much skipped U.S. theatrical showing - but it looks like one worth checking out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxY2vnJiByw

  1. Valancourt Books has announced a new limited series of five long-unavailable paperback horror gems from the '70s and '80s. All five titles will be available for a limited time in a special mass-market size format, and in some cases will feature their original glorious paperback cover art. The first will be The Nest by Gregory A. Douglas - a tale of mutant, human-eating cockroaches - available April 2nd and following with another title each month. Hopefully they will be able to continue with even more titles in the future. Forbes has an interesting article, talking about the challenge they had of reviving older titles that are out of print. They aren’t public domain, yet the authors might be unreachable, deceased, or even non-existent because they were written under a pseudonym.http://www.valancourtbooks.com/paperbacksfromhell.html

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2019/02/27/how-one-indie-press-is-resurrecting-long-neglected-retro-horror-paperbacks/#77c920412e01

Universal Studios Classic: “The Phantom Of The Opera” (1925)

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2FhU9AC

Drive-In Special: “Cemetery Man” (1994)

A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2YhQkV4

Horror Short: (Youtube) “Help Me Wake Up”

Watch a young man wake up in a realm of fears.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TjEgdn593Y&

Feature Presentation: “A Cure For Wellness” (2017)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2Oh6s4h

Closing

And now the sun is starting to come up, so we’re going to have to get going, the Drive-in is closing down for the weekend. Return your speakers and leave in an orderly fashion. Stop in during the week at www.horrorbulletin.com for news and horror updates, to comment on this podcast, or to contact us.

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