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The Stuff and The Crucible of the Vampire

The Stuff and The Crucible of the Vampire

This time out, Kevin and Brian look at the 80s horror/comedy, “The Stuff” as well as two short films, “Blackbird” and “Nightcrawler.” Lastly, we check out the recent British film, “Crucible of the Vampire.”

News Features:

1. A heads up plan ahead for the Motor City Nightmares convention at the end of April, 2019. The annual event is coming up in Novi, Michigan April 26th through the 28th with all the usual convention goodness of vendors, panels, a film festival, signings, and celebrities the likes of Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Andrew Robinson, and Simon Bamford of Hellraiser fame. As well as Dee Wallace, William Sadler, and a list of others. Sounds like it’s going to be a big deal and a lot of fun. Tickets and full details are available on their website Link: http://www.motorcitynightmares.com/

2. It’s reported that Warner Brothers is developing a horror-tinged spinoff to Aquaman that may come out before the Aquaman 2 sequel. Details are still coming, and no director has yet been officially chosen. Apparently the film will not include any of the superheroes or Atlantiens, but will revolve around some ordinary folks exploring the Mariana Trench encountering the deadly aquatic creatures that attacked Aquaman and Mera in the Aquaman film.

3. The Horror Writers Association has granted Graham Masterson their lifetime achievement award for 2019. His first horror novel The Manitou published in 1976 when he was 30 went on to the big screen movie starring Tony Curtis. He has churned out over 40 horror novels and short story collections as well as numerous historical novels and thrillers. Said to still be writing, his latest book Dead Men Whistling came out just last year.

Link: http://horror.org/2019-lifetime-achievement-award-winner-announced/

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4. Gizmodo has alerted us to the coming of the new board game Horrified: Universal Monsters by Ravensburger that comes with the tagline “The stakes have been raised.” Working as a team of 2-5 players, the strategy game pits humans against monsters, working to bring them down together. In addition to Dracula (hence the raised stakes), the monster antagonists include the Wolf Man, Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Hitting the shelves August 1st with a retail of $34.99

Link: https://io9.gizmodo.com/horrified-board-game-brings-all-the-classic-universal-m-1832534827

5. Shudder horror network has a fascinating-looking original documentary Horror noire showing now. With discussion and clips of black Americans in horror films, from the earliest appearances, to blaxploitation movies, to the heroes and even sometimes survivors of today. It sounds like it covers a history of blacks in movies through the years, and how their screen roles have reflected and influenced their roles in society as things have changed. Link: https://www.shudder.com/ Here’s a promo video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmyueIwsMlo

Drive-In Special: “The Stuff (1985)”

A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.

Amazon Link

Horror Shorts (Youtube)

Blackbird (2016)

Two souls cross paths in an isolated wilderness. RIDER, who is suffering from amnesia following a motorcycle crash. And ROSE, on the run. They both take shelter in an abandoned cottage, where they start to piece things back together.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=treWO3ys06g


The supershort Nightcrawler (2015) Appearances can sure be deceiving...

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYsT-Tc0RnE

Feature Presentation: Crucible of the Vampire (2019)

Young museum curator, Isabelle, is sent to inspect a part of what seems to be a strange crucible buried near an eerie old manor. Currently only available to US market as a HD DVD.

Amazon Link


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