Thursday, July 27, 2006


Actually this is old news, since they returned last year (minus Claudio Simonetti, who keeps going with the excellent band Daemonia), but there's always the last to know, so here it is: GOBLIN IS BACK! And they have a new CD, Back to the Goblin, available EXCLUSIVELY thru their official website,

The idea behind the CD came from Massimo Morante and Fabio Pignatelli, with the intention to develop some tracks based on original ideas. Thus were born songs like "Bass Theme In E-", "Lost in the Universe", "Thriller" and "Hitches".

The duo soon contacted drummer Agostino Marangolo and keyboardist Maurizio Guarini, currently living in Canada, to re-join them in the project. So, in 2005, 30 years after the very first line-up, Pignatelli, Morante, Guarini and Marangolo were officially Back to the Goblin.

For more info on how to purchase this great album, check

Monday, July 17, 2006


On September 26th, the genre classic THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and Hooper's follow-up, EATEN ALIVE, will both see new 16x9 special editions. Pioneer's previous special edition release of MASSACRE, which was marred by an improper, non-anamorphic laserdisc transfer and compression artifacts from cramming the film and its supplements on a single layer DVD, was released all the way back in 1998. EATEN ALIVE has probably fared worse, since Elite's release of the film in 2001, also non-anamorphic, was sorely lacking extras.

Talks of a special edition for TEXAS CHAIN SAW have been long coming, ever since Don May announced that he was supervising a new HD transfer of the film a few years ago. It had been pretty quiet since then, but finally all the release details and artwork for the two films have been revealed. Here is what we're looking at:

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE gets a newly upgraded 16x9 transfer, a new Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix, all the old DVD supplements as well as several unique to this release. It comes on two discs and in a classy steel box. Retail is $29.98, and it looks to be worth every penny. Here’s the full list:

• Remastered 16x9 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
• Newly created Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
• Dolby Surround 2.0 soundtrack
• Remastered mono soundtrack
• New Commentary with actors Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danzinger, and art director (the late) Robert A. Burns
• Audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper, cinematographer Daniel Pearl, and actor Gunnar Hansen
• “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth” feature-length documentary
• “Flesh Wounds: A Tour of the TCM house with Leatherface” featurette
• Deleted scenes
• Outtakes
• Blooper reel
• Outtakes from David Gregory’s “The Shocking Truth” documentary
• Theatrical trailers
• TV spots
• Radio spots
• Still gallery

A long overlooked film in Hooper’s canon, EATEN ALIVE, will come skinned and dressed with a multitude of new extras. Although only a single disc release, you can bet it will be packed in typical Dark Sky fashion. Cheaper than CHAIN SAW, this one will run you $19.98. Here’s the rundown:

• 16x9 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer
• Dolby Digital 2.0 mono soundtrack
• Audio commentary with producer/co-writer Mardi Rustam, actors Roberta Collins,
William Finley and Kyle Richards, and make-up artist Craig Reardon
• "My Name is Buck" Robert Englund featurette
• "The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball" featurette
• Theatrical trailers
• Still gallery

Friday, July 14, 2006

Dorm of the Dead! Miss Howard Stern! Andrea Ownbey!

Actually, I'm just using those keywords to draw more traffic to the site.

Judging by the Keyword Search log, looks like everybody is pretty much interested in that flix. But, come fucking on, do you REALLY think that someone would watch this movie if it weren't for Andrea Brooke Ownbey, and a slim chance of seeing her nude or something?

Okay, it has Tiffany Shepis. She looks mighty fine and knows how to act. But ANDREA? She's not even an actress, and everybody knows that director Donald Farmer still hasn´t done a good movie yet. And it surely won't be this one. Just check this clip and be the judge.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Heretic films gets SHOCKHEADED!

"Shockheaded is a bizarre, mind-bending film-noir which plays like a collaboration between Raymond Chandler and David Lynch. A compulsorily-watchable movie. Thornett and company should be commended for their work." - Film Threat.

Heretic Films is proud to announce the official DVD release of Eric (Lethal Force) Thornett's award-winning genre-bending thriller Shockheaded!

In the far-off Fifth City, Noble lives alone in a rundown hotel room. Lately, someone has been sliding notes under his door, telling him to do things. He has dreams of a white mask lying on the ground. And two detectives have been harassing him, trying to get him to find a missing woman.

One day, a mysterious visitor arrives and sets Noble on a mission... find the woman and he will have all of his questions answered. Noble agrees, and sets off to uncover the mystery that leads him to darkness in places he never wanted to go.

Winner of "Best Horror Feature" at The Micro Cinema Festival 2004, Shockheaded is actually a dizzying blend of horror and film noir, painting a dark picture of greed and murder. Featuring "The Goddess of Independent Cinema", Debbie Rochon, in a memorably sympathetic role as the missing actress and a haunting score by Jason Russler, Shockheaded is a movie not to be missed!

Extras include:
- Audio commentary with Thornett, Jason Wauer and Jason Russler
- Deleted/expanded scenes
- Trailer
- The twisted short film Spider Ghost

DVD-ROM features:
- Downloadable MP3s of Russler's isolated soundtrack.

Shockheaded streets on June 27, 2006 at an SRP of $19.95.

More at Heretic Films website.
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