What’s On Shudder: July 2022

Don’t have Shudder? Maybe June’s line-up will convince you. Plans start at under $5 a month and you can get the first week free when you visit Shudder.

Click on any of the links to see an in-depth article on the movie.

July 1: The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs Season 4 Finale: This has been a great season for films, but I’m exhausted by the gimmick of people cutting off Joe Bob when he goes on a rant or the director talks over him. I’m a huge fan of Joe Bob and watch the show for these rants and even if this is a scripted moment on the show, it encourages rudeness from a fanbase that refuses to appreciate anything challenging, such as SOV, black and white movies and The Baby.

Other movies added include The BurningReturn of the Living DeadGod Told Me To and 1BR

July 2: We Have Always Lived In the Castle

July 5: The Long WalkMeatcleaver Massacre and Mansion of the Doomed.

July 7: On the 3rd Day: Three days after a car accident, Cecilia searches for her missing son.

July 11: In addition to Blue Sunshine, some awesome giallo gets added today, including Who Saw Her Die?, Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion, Suspicious Death of a Minor and Watch Me When I Kill.

July 12: The Convent and The House on Sorority Row.

July 14: Good Madame: Tisdi has been estranged from her mother, who has spent the majority of her life with the home of Madam — Diane — and even raised her son Stuart alongside the rich white children. Now forced to live in the same house, everything gets strange quickly.

July 15: Bloody Hell.

July 18: Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge, The Forbidden Door and Santa Sangre.

July 19: Tombs of the Blind Dead and Mosquito.

July 21: Moloch — a Netherlands-based supernatural film — and This is Gwar debut today.

July 25: One sleazy day, just the way I love it, with Hard Rock ZombiesUninvited, Hard Rock Nightmare and The Toolbox Murders.

July 29: The Reef: Stalked

The Alien Encounters Collection: To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Roswell, Shudder will be airing They LiveThe ThingInvaders from MarsInvasion of the Body SnatchersPlanet of the Vampires and Without Warning.

John Carpenter Collection: In addition to They Live and The Thing, Shudder will have Prince of DarknessEscape from New YorkHalloweenBody Bags and In the Mouth of Madness.

What’s On Arrow Player In July

July 1: The King Hu Collection, a quartet of films from the library of director/actor King Hu, debuts on Arrow Player: The Fate of Lee Kahn, A Touch of ZenRaining in the Mountain, Legend of the Mountain and Come Drink With Me.

July 8: ARROW invites audiences to Lovecraftian season of films such as Castle Freak, Lake Michigan Monster, Lurking Fear and Bride of Re-animator.

July 15: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

July 18:  Bodies of Water, a season of aquatic horror that will give you second thoughts about escaping the summer heat by taking a dip like Island of Death, Lake of Dracula, Dark Water and Blood Tide.

July 22: Satan’s BrewMother Kuster’s Trip to HeavenThe Niklasuasen JourneyGods of the PlagueThe American SoldierRio das Mortes and Fear of Fear.

July 28: It’s time for Camp ARROW! Enjoy such summer favorites as The Prey, The Hills Have Eyes, Girls Nite Out and Trapped Alive.

July 29: Nightwish and Doctor Mordrid.

Head over to ARROW to start watching now. Subscriptions are available for $6.99 monthly or $49.99 yearly. ARROW is available in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland on the following Apps/devices: Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV & iOS devices, Samsung TVs, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at https://www.arrow-player.com.

WRITERS WANTED!

I’m always looking for more writers to be part of the site. Sure, it doesn’t pay, but I’m willing to let you write about just about any movie that you want to, at any length and in any style or format. The site gets around 1,200 visitors a day and I share the reviews on Letterboxd, IMDB, Amazon, Rotten Tomatoes, Facebook and Twitter, so your work will get an audience. writerswanted2

For the rest of June, the following theme weeks will appear:

  • June 26-July 2: Animals attack

July 2022

  • July 3-9: Superheroes (and please go for the weirdest ones you can!)
  • July 10-16: Movies with tough and empowered heroines
  • July 17-23: The movies of Jose Larraz
  • July 24-30: Arnold Schwarzenegger birthday week

August 2022 and up to September 10 (and maybe longer) 

All Cannon, all month long, concentrating on the Assonitis-Globus-Pearce, pre-Golan and Globus, Dewey-Friedland and 21st Century eras. Need some help? Check out this list.

You can always send your pitch my way and I’ll see if it fits the site.

If you want to be part of the site, just email me at bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com. I look forward to having you write for us and am easy on deadlines, have no limit on word count and am really excited to help you either get a new audience for your site or write about movies for the first time.

VISUAL VENGEANCE announce BLOOD OF THE CHUPACABRAS – Double Feature Blu-ray for September!

Releasing September 27 from Visual Vengeance, a double feature release of director Jonathan Mumm’s shot on video Crypto Creature Features Blood of the Chupacabras and its sequel Revenge of the Chupacabras. Both SOV features include a healthy amount of new and archival bonus material.

Blood of the Chupacabras (2003):  A group of local townsfolk are led by a treasure hunter into a nearby mine in search of gold but encounter a vampiric Chupacabras monster and the townsfolk that the beast has turned into murderous slaves.

Revenge of the Chupacabras (2005): A detective in search of a missing college student is lured by a madman into the lair of the fabled Chupacabras monster and he and several locals must face off against this early CGI monstrosity.

Bonus features include:

  • Both available for the first time ever available on blu ray, scanned from the archival SD masters from original Betacam tapes
  • New audio commentaries on both films with director Jonathan Mumm
  • Archival behind the scenes features
  • Blooper reels
  • Archive video from premiere and festival appearances
  • Limited Edition Slipcase by Earl Kessler — FIRST PRESSING ONLY
  • Collectible Mini-poster
  • Stick your own VHS sticker set and more

For more details on the label and updates on new releases – as well as news on upcoming releases – follow Visual Vengeance on social media – IG, Facebook or twitter

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VISUAL VENGEANCE releases SLAUGHTER DAY in September!

On September 13, Visual Vengeance is unleashing the 1991 shot on video action horror spectacle Slaughter Day!

A rarely seen super obscurity of the shot on video era, and arguably the most insane and ambitious micro budget horror action movie ever made! In the rural recesses of Hawaii, a pair of friends must fight an ancient evil force brought to life by an occult book that possesses a group of construction workers, turning them into murderous maniacs. Shot and edited on consumer grade equipment by twin brothers Brent and Blake Cousins, Slaughter Day is packed from start to finish with kinetic lo-fi action scenes, gonzo camerawork and a truckload of homemade gore.

The blu ray is the first time this movie has ever been released on any disc format! Made from an archival 1991 SD master from original tapes, it also has:

  • New audio commentary with Brent and Blake Cousins
  • Interview: The Cousins Brothers Today
  • Limited Edition Slipcase by The Dude Designs — FIRST PRESSING ONLY
  • Early short films
  • Liner notes
  • Collectible Mini-poster
  • Stick your own VHS sticker set

For more details on the label and updates on new releases – as well as news on upcoming releases – follow Visual Vengeance on social media:

TWITTER @VisualVenVideo

INSTAGRAM visualvenvideo

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/visualvenvideo

Cult Epics Signs New Distribution Deal with MVD and Announces Their Upcoming 2022 Releases

EDITOR’S NOTE: Have I ever mentioned how much I love Sylvia Kristel? If you’re reading this site, you probably do too. Here’s some good news from Cult Epics and MVD.

Cult Epics and MVD Entertainment Group are pleased to announce a new distribution deal for the Cult Epics catalog and future releases, effective June 1, 2022.
Cult Epics was founded by Nico B in 1991 and has released films by directors such as Walerian Borowczyk, Fernando Arrabal, Radley Metzger, Tinto Brass, Agusti Villaronga, Jorg Buttgereit, Pim de la Parra, Nouchka van Brakel, etc., as well as the iconic Bettie Page and, more recently, Sylvia Kristel.
Cult Epics has an exciting upcoming release schedule with several music-related films, starting with Naked Over the Fence (1973), featuring Sylvia Kristel on blu ray August 23, which will include a bonus CD of the soundtrack by cult composer Ruud Bos with Sylvia Kristel on vocals on the track “Hey, A Letter Came Today,” bundled with the first 1000 blu ray copies (courtesy of Universal Music).
The schedule continues with Just Jaeckin’s The Last Romantic Lover (1978) on October 25. Jaeckin discovered Sylvia Kristel and cast her for the role of Emmanuelle after Naked Over the FenceThe Last Romantic Lover is his personal favorite of the films he directed, and stars Dayle Haddon (Madame Claude) and has a music score by Pierre Bachelet (Emmanuelle).
Following that on November 22, with rights courtesy of the Estate of Gainsbourg, Cult Epics will release the soundtrack of Madame Claude by Serge Gainsbourg, featuring Jane Birkin on vocals, and will reissue the blu ray in a limited edition of 1000 copies, bundled with a bonus CD of the long-out-of-print score.
All titles will be available on blu ray and DVD. All new releases have been scanned in 4K and have additional bonus features.

What’s On Shudder: June 2022

Don’t have Shudder? Maybe June’s line-up will convince you. Plans start at under $5 a month and you can get the first week free when you visit Shudder.

Click on any of the links to see an in-depth article on the movie.

June 1

What Keeps You Alive: A couple discovers that must battle one another on their first anniversary.

Eye of the Cat: A young man starts thinking of murder after his wealthy aunt announces that she intends to leave her fortune to her cats.

Daughters of Darkness: The Eurohorror classic comes to Shudder in a film that redefined what female vampire movies could be.

Poltergeist: Tobe Hooper’s horror classic is here to make you afraid of trees, TV sets, the suburbs, swimming pools and toy clowns all over again.

Mary, Mary Bloody Mary Mary: A beautiful American artist living in Mexico is obsessed with drinking blood while avoid John Carradine, who may be her father.

In the Mouth of Madness: A John Carpenter film in much need of people talking more about it, filled with nightmarish images and true fright.

The films of Eloy de la Iglesia: Celebrate Pride with a curated collection of more than two dozen must-see LGBTQ+ horror and thriller features, series, and documentaries showcasing queer themes, characters, and creators. The Iglesia movies are added this month and include Cannibal ManEl PicoEl Pico 2Navajeros and No One Heard the Scream.

June 2

Alligator: Twelve years after a kid flushes an alligator down the toilet, Robert Forster must battle the mutated and gigantic critter.

Alligator II: The Mutation: Steve Railsback, Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch, Kane Hodder and another big and bad gator.

June 6

Backcountry: There’s a reason why I don’t go into the woods. Movies like this.

A Lonely Place to Die: Shudder doubles up on movies that will keep me inside all summer.

Hellbenders: A demon tries to escape the gates of Hell, which just so happens to be in New York City.

The Incident: It used to be a great job doing security in a mental institution but when the power goes out, well…

Crystal Eyes: I’m super excited that this modern giallo is on Shudder, as it’s one I’ve been trying to hunt down. Look for a review ASAP.

The Demons of Dorothy: Dorothy seeks comfort in her favorite TV show, which may be sending literal demons to bedevil her.

The Wild Boys: Five boys (all played by actresses) in need of punishment are sent to an island that transforms their minds and bodies.

June 10

Offseason: After getting a mysterious letter that her mother’s grave site has been vandalized, Marie (Jocelin Donahue, The House of the Devil) gets trapped on the island and stuck in a strange place unlike the hometown she remembered.

June 13

The Clovehitch Killer: A really well-made BTK movie that explores what it’s like to be the son of a serial killer.

Demonic: When teen ghost hunters get in over their heads, a cop and a psychologist have to figure out exactly what happened.

Open 24 Hours: After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station. Grab some Slim Jims!

Repression: The ten-year-old patient of a therapist claims he can see and control her future through his art.

All About Evil: The new Severin release, starring Natasha Lyonne, is on Shudder too. A shy and nerdy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house, The Victoria. To save the family business, she must embrace her inner serial killer when she starts filming a series of gruesome shorts.

June 16

Mad God: Prepare to be changed. This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time, the results of thirty years of hard work from stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett.

June 20

The Freakmaker: Well, I know one movie Joe Bob will be showing in July! Mutant plants and real sideshow workers? You know it.

Sea Fever: I can think of no fate worse than being stuck on a ship with people who hate you.

We Summon the Darkness: After a metal festival, a party gets out of hand and someone is the killer. I had a blast with this one and am super excited for more people to see it.

Slumber Party Massacre: The power drill — and the murders it causes — are back!

Double the William Girdler, as Shudder will also add Grizzly and Day of the Animals.

June 23

Revealer: A stripper and a religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must survive the apocalypse in 1980s Chicago. Written by comic authors Tim Seeley and Michael Moreci.

June 30

The Long Night: New York transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood home with her boyfriend (Nolan Gerard Funk) to investigate a promising lead on her disappeared family and finds a cult waiting.

What’s On Shudder: May 2022

If you don’t get Shudder, well…there’s quite the library of movies to get into. Just check out what they have on in May! Plans start at under $5 a month and you can get the first week free when you visit Shudder.

There’s also the final episode of Cursed Films that’s about Cannibal Holocaust and Joe Bob is on every Friday night.

May 1

Eli Roth’s History of Horror Season 3: This season has the following topics: “Sequels (That Don’t Suck),” “Infections,” “Psychics,” “Apocalyptic Horror,” “Holiday Horror,” and “Mad Scientists.”

Broadcast Signal Intrusion: A video archivist becomes way too into pirate broadcasts and uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.

Goodnight Mommy: Twin brothers welcome their mother home after reconstructive surgery but is it their mother?

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Can you imagine if Twitter was around when this movie came out? I love it so much, no matter what others think of it.

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III: The trailer for this is so much better than the movie, but then again this movie gets better with each new sequel.

May 2

The Babadook: Less a horror movie and one about bad parenting. I guess if I can’t say anything nice, I shouldn’t say anything.

The Midnight Swim: Dr. Amelia Brooks’ three daughters travel home to settle her affairs after she disappears in Spirit Lake. What have I said about never going back home?

May 6

The Twin: A family moves from Finland from New York to deal with the grief of losing a son. Just reading that line I know that nothing works out for anyone in this movie.

May 9

Popcorn: One of my favorite weird movies, I’m so excited that this film has the potential to reach a larger audience on Shudder.

The Stylist: This modern slasher needs more eyes on it, because it gets so much right. This was one of my favorite films of 2020.

A Ghost Waits: Sometimes, when you try and clean a house of a ghost, you end up falling in love.

May 12

The Sadness: This Taiwan-shot zombie movie has been compared to the comic book Crossed and is said to be the roughest movie in some time. I’m looking forward to this!

May 16

Brain Damage: Welcome back to Shudder, Aylmer!

May 19

The Found Footage Phenomenon: As much as I dislike this style of movie, the documentary is pretty wonderful.

May 23

Get totally into the body horror of two Japanese blasts of maniac wildness: Tetsuo the Iron Man and Tetsuo the Body Hammer

May 24

The Prowler: In case you ever wondered what my favorite slasher is, it’s this movie.

May 26

A Banquet: This film may not totally stick the landing, but it has some big ideas and is aiming for the fences. Is a young girl inspired by the divine? Or has she lost her mind?

May 30

The Unseen: Teens are on the way to a music festival and end up in a scary house. In 1980, this was enough for us.

Demon Wind: Magic tricks, an evil house, a nonsensical plot — I own the t-shirt.

May 31

Kolobos: An experimental new way of making movies leads to actors dying for real.

April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama Primer

April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama is back at The Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, PA on April 29 and 30, 2022. Admission is still only $10 per person each night (children 12 and under free with adult) and overnight camping is available (breakfast included) for an additional $10 per person. You can buy tickets at the show but get there early.

The features for Friday, April 29 are Halloween 2, Terror TrainMidnight and Effects.

Here are the two drinks I’ll be bringing!

Amazing Grace (Sit On Budd’s Face)

  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 3 oz. apple juice
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  1. Pour lime juice in bottom of glass and mix with brown sugar.
  2. Add other ingredients, then ice and stir. Watch out for syringes and hot tubs.

Backwoods Massacre

  • 1.5 oz. bourbon
  • 2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz. port wine
  • .5 oz. grenadine
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • Lemon slices
  • Maraschino cherries
  1. Place ice, lemon slices and maraschino cherries in a glass.
  2. Mix other ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake for thirty seconds and pour into glass with ice, lemon slices and maraschino cherries.

Saturday, April 30 has Evil Dead 2Re-AnimatorDr. Butcher MD and Zombie 3.

Cat Dead Details Later

  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Midori
  • 1 oz. blue curacao
  • 3 oz. orange juice
  • 3 oz. lemon-lime soda
  1. Place all ingredients except soda in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
  2. Pour into ice-filled glass and top with lemon-lime soda.

Death One

  • 1 oz. Malibu rum
  • 1 oz. Kraken rum
  • 1 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. Cruzan hurricane proof rum
  • 1 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 oz. Passoa
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  1. Shake all ingredients with ice in your shaker.
  2. Pour out and enjoy. Beware that head in your fridge!

Please stop and say hi at the drive-in. I’ll have plenty of drinks and movies to trade.