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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Horror Posters & Original Artwork To Be Sold At Auction




HORROR POSTERS & ORIGINAL ARTWORK TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION
 

Extensive collection of horror posters and original artwork to be sold in upcoming Prop Store auction on Tuesday 25th June 2019

    Over 70 lots of horror genre posters and artwork will go under the hammer
    Lots include original concept artwork for Evil Dead II (1987) estimated to sell for £1,500 -2,000
    The auction will feature one of only 75 Mondo “wood” posters for The Mummy (1932) estimated to sell between £300 - 500 plus 10 other Mondo horror Lots
    There are seven lots from Hammer Studios including a poster for Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and artwork for The Anniversary (1968)
    Original artwork and posters from Graham Humphreys including Bride of Chucky (1998), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and the withdrawn A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 (1988)
    Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Live Auction will offer a range of cinema posters and artwork worth over £170,000



Mike Bloomfield, Prop Store’s Poster Consultant, commented on the upcoming auction – “We have a huge horror collection with over 70 lots. There are some fabulous posters and some rare pieces of artwork too covering films from 1932 to 2010. This represents a real opportunity for fans of the horror genre. We expect great interest in the over 400 lots at Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Live Auction on Tuesday 25th June.”

Prop Store’s Poster Auction will feature some classic horror posters:

    A Nightmare on Elm Street UK Quad Poster (1984) Estimate £200 - 300
    The Bride of Frankenstein Poster (1935) Mondo re-release Estimate £100 - 200
    The Fly (1958) / Return of The Fly (1959) Estimate £600 - 700
    The Brides of Dracula (1960) re-release Estimate £600 - 800


The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day. Registration and bidding is now open. Bids can be placed online at https://ukm.propstoreauction.com/m/view-auctions/info/id/187/, over the phone or in person.

Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Live Auction will take place at their UK facility, Great House Farm, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6EP on Tuesday 25th June 2019 from 12:00pm


                                                                                     
About Prop Store
Prop Store sells original movie props and costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online auctions. Over 7,500 items are also available for sale at fixed price on propstore.com. Registration is now open at propstore.com. Online proxy bids can be submitted now.

Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.




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ZEPPO's Best Moments In "Horse Feathers" (Marx Brothers, 1932) (video)




Zeppo fans always enjoy seeing him get more to do in the Marx Brothers' films.
In this one he plays Groucho's son, an amorous college student.

He's also the romantic interest for leading lady Thelma Todd.

His fans much prefer him in that role than their later co-stars.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"AMITYVILLE 1974" -- Casey La Scala Heads to Amityville with Wonderfilm




"AMITYVILLE 1974"

Wonderfilm is Heading to Amityville with Casey La Scala at the Helm

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (June 17, 2019) -- The Wonderfilm Media Corporation announced today that it has green lit the horror film “Amityville 1974” to begin principal photography in November of this year.

The film is based on the real life tragedy that spawned THE AMITYVILLE HORROR novel and subsequent films when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family on a fateful November night. This tragedy was seared into the minds of the public consciousness by writer Jay Anson, whose book “The Amityville Horror” recounted the terror experienced by a family moving into the house in 1975 but fleeing after 28 days driven out by hostile supernatural forces. Wonderfilm’s Amityville 1974 will tell the story of the DeFeo’s horrifying murderous rampage.

Casey La Scala (Donnie Darko, The Remaining) will direct from a script he wrote. Jeff Bowler and Shaun Redick (Get Out/ Blackkklansman) will produce for Wonderfilm. Todd Garner(Tag/Mortal Kombat) will also produce. Bret Saxon and Yvette Yates will Executive Produce.


Wonderfilm’s sister company, Wonderfilm Global, will launch worldwide sales at TIFF, while currently negotiating with domestic theatrical distributors. Wonderfilm is fully financing the picture.

“We are beyond thrilled to introduce Amityville 1974. Casey has a truly unique and terrifying vision for the fright franchise and audiences will experience horror like never before with this film,” said Jeff Bowler, founding partner of Wonderfilm Media.

“This is a story that takes its jumping off point from the true facts surrounding the Defeo tragedy, but also focuses on the human drama that took place inside a family as they were relentlessly stalked by a terrifying evil .” said Casey La Scala

La Scala adapted and will produce the inspirational book “Fly a Little Higher” for Warner Brothers Studios which goes into production this year with Justin Baldoni(five feet apart) directing.

La Scala is repped by Paradigm and Ziffren, Brittenham.


About Wonderfilm Media
Wonderfilm is a leading publicly traded (TSX Venture Exchange) entertainment company with offices in Beverly Hills, Vancouver, Canada and Seoul, South Korea. Wonderfilm’s main business is the production of high-quality feature films and episodic television that offer international appeal through the Company’s guiding philosophy of bringing new financing solutions to an entertainment industry increasingly looking for funding and co-production alternatives.



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"THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE"! They Are Back With A Vengence! See The Trailer HERE!




Hanna-Barbera's Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky, and Drooper Star in an All-New Horror Movie

"THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE"

 Available on Digital August 13th
On Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD August 27th

 

BURBANK, CA (June 18, 2019) – One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program is back with a blood-spattered vengeance! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you The Banana Splits Movie, an original feature-length film on Digital on August 13, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 27, 2019. The movie is priced to own at $19.99 SRP for Digital, $24.98 SRP for Blu-ray Combo Pack ($34.97 in Canada), $19.98 SRP for the DVD ($24.99 in Canada).

The Banana Splits Movie will offer a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

WATCH THE TRAILER:



“Get nostalgic and horrified all at the same time while watching the trippy 60’s characters in this all-new tale about fear, power, and an oversized puppet rock-band,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. The Banana Splits Movie is a throwback to a fanatical children’s series with a horror-genre twist — and we can’t wait for the band to get back together for a new generation of fans!”

The Banana Splits Movie stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers) as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (Street Legal, Schitt’s Creek) as Mitch, and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes) as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper are voiced by Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!). The film is written by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16) with music by Patrick Stumph (Fall Out Boy, Gnome Alone). The movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY. The Banana Splits Movie will make its broadcast debut on SYFY later this year.


DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

    Banana Splits: Behind the Horror

DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

    Banana Splits: Behind the Horror
    Terror on Set
    Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre

DIGITAL
The Banana Splits Movie will be available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS
Digital Release: August 13, 2019
Blu-ray/DVD Release: August 27, 2019
Order Due Date: July 23, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 86 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 15 min

UNITED STATES

DVD
Price: $19.98 SRP
1 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1)

BLU-RAY
Price: $24.98 SRP
1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD + Digital Copy
BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English

CANADA

DVD
Price: $24.99 SRP
1 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English

BLU-RAY
Price: $34.97 SRP
1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD
BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
Subtitles – English


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About SYFY
SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and also experiments with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include digital feature Daphne and Velma for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, comedies Beerfest and JoJoHead for CW Seed, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series Best Shot for YouTube Red and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy Now We’re Talking, Golden Revenge, and the feature-length comedy Good Girls Get High. Animated BRC programs include Constantine: City of Demons and Freedom Fighters: The Ray for CW Seed, as well as Ginger Snaps for ABC Digital.


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Elmer Bernstein's Early Sci-Fi/Horror Themes: "Robot Monster" and "Cat Women of the Moon" (1953) (video)




Before scoring such classics as THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE GREAT ESCAPE, and THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN...

...Elmer Bernstein supplied the music for the notorious ROBOT MONSTER and CAT-WOMEN OF THE MOON.


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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Monday, June 17, 2019

Saddest Scene In Any Superman Movie: Here For A Reason, "Superman" (1978) (video)




Young Clark Kent (Jeff East) is confused about his purpose in life.

He has a heart-to-heart talk with his foster father Jonathan Kent (Glenn Ford)...

...who helps put things in perspective for him.

But it's the last exchange they'll ever have.


I don't own or claim any rights to any of these materials--just having a little fun with them. Thanks for watching!


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

"END TRIP" -- Terror Films to Release Critically Acclaimed Ride-Share Horror Thriller on June 21st! See Trailer HERE!




Los Angeles, CA (Monday, June 17th, 2019): TERROR FILMS has acquired worldwide rights to the chilling ride-share feature film END TRIP.

Aaron Jay Rome wears multiple hats in his critically acclaimed horror-thriller. Rome not only wrote, directed and produced the film, he also stars in the film as Brandon, a ride-share driver working for URYDE. On an otherwise quiet night, Brandon picks up Judd (Dean West). But unlike the usual pick-up and drop-off scenario, Judd explains that he recently went through a messy breakup and asks Brandon if he’d mind just driving around the city while they talk. Brandon agrees, offering an empathetic ear to Judd. As they continue to drive into the night Brandon and Judd appear to be forging a new found friendship. However beneath it all there is more to this ride-share than meets the eye and for one of them - this ride will be their last.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER:




END TRIP has a large cast. The co-stars include: Ashley Lenz, Jaren Mitchell and Michelle West. Dean, who also produced the film with Rome, will next be seen co-starring in the Blumhouse & Universal horror film The Hunt.

TERROR FILMS has set the release date for Friday, June 21st, 2019. The film will roll out in North America on Prime Video and Vudu, initially. This release will be followed by another in the coming months, across multiple platforms such as Google Play, Vudu, TUBI TV, Roku and many more. International platforms iFlix and Horrify will also show the release, at a future date. A DVD release will take place later this year.  For now, film fans can check out the official poster and trailer, courtesy of TERROR FILMS and be sure to watch END TRIP when it hits platforms on June 21st. It may change your mind about using a ride share service.


The film’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EndTripMovie/

More on Terror Films visit: www.terrorfilms.net

And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

ABOUT TERROR FILMS
Terror Films is a genre distribution company specializing in the release of diverse, award-winning indie horror films from around the world. Terror Films’ releases are available on over 20 platforms across 50 countries.









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ZEPPO's Best Moments In "Monkey Business" (Marx Brothers, 1931) (video)




Zeppo fans agree that the youngest Marx Brother never really got his due.

But he has more to do than usual in "Monkey Business" and it's all good.

Zeppo's fans prefer him over any of the Marx Brothers' other romantic leads.


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Saturday, June 15, 2019

LONERS -- Movie Review by Porfle



If you are or have ever been a loner, chances are you may identify with at least one of the lead characters in the 2019 indie comedy LONERS. 

Especially when they become perilously persecuted for their solitary tendencies, forced to wear a tracking headband emblazoned with a big red "L" and capable of delivering electric shocks, and assigned to group therapy presided over by a hippy-dippy dork with a remote electro-zap button in case you don't get with the program.

Yes, it's a dystopian near-future where the government has decided that too many mass killings are committed by "loners" and the best way to stop them is to identify all the loners in society (or rather out of it) and force them to be sociable.


But of course it's not as clear-cut as that, which we learn watching some of the people in charge of the program and seeing how messed up they are as they eavesdrop on those they deem unstable.

There are, in fact, various factions at odds with each other both in and out of the Department of Homeland Security, one of them played by familiar character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (GROUNDHOG DAY), which lends Neil McGowan's screenplay some of its interesting elements of mystery.

But the real fun here is meeting the group of loners and watching them trying to deal with it all as they attend the insufferable group therapy sessions with all their fake cheer and idiotic role-playing games designed to teach everyone how to mingle with others and enjoy their company. 


This is a generally irascible bunch who enjoy their solitude, so seeing them chafe as their flaky group leader flits around conducting "get to know ya" exercises, all the time with his finger on the remote zapper, is very amusing.

And then there's the weekly "poker night" where everyone gets together at someone's apartment and holds hands for an hour because they've found that this somehow fulfills their physical interaction quota for the week and keeps the SWAT squad from breaking their doors down. 

It's fun listening to them bicker endlessly about every little thing, especially since we know that these misfits are eventually going to form a modest rebel alliance against the state.  A new member of the group, Senise (Melissa Paladino), shakes things up and helps build a fire under the others until they finally start trying to overcome their personal differences and work together.


It's the first feature by director Eryc Tramonn, who has a snappy visual style that keeps even the more static scenes moving.  The cast is filled with outstanding actors including Paladino, Brian Letscher as failed athlete Lincoln Chalk, scripter McGowan as timid weakling Dabney Spargle, Tyson Turrou as hostile landscaper Tanner, Brenda Davidson as mousey librarian Franny, and Khary Payton as Jeremy, who's too crazy even for their motley group of misfits.

We get to watch their progress from one session to another as this talented ensemble perform their characters as though they've been doing it on the theater stage for awhile (some scenes, in fact, make this feel like a well-written play adapted for the screen). 

Senise's attempts to get her group peers to form a deeper interest in each other's personal lives are also filled with funny moments and even a few that veer  close to actual drama.  (Albeit, thankfully, not too close.)

Just as the film seems to be sticking strictly to light comedy and satire, however, the shadowy government figures behind the "loners" program move against its organized opposition with our heroes right in the middle, leading to a suspenseful, surprising, and even twisty final sequence that really ties this modestly mirthful romp up in a nice bow.  And needless to say, LONERS is the ideal comedy to watch by yourself.


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Eeriest Scene In A John Wayne Western? "Randy Rides Alone" (1934) (video)




After a long ride, Randy (John Wayne) spots a remote but familiar saloon...

...and eagerly goes in to visit an old friend.

But when he gets inside...

...an eerie scene awaits.




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