Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Aleister Crowley, self proclaimed "The Great Beast" and known by the press as "The Wickedest Man in the World", was perhaps the most controversial and notorious individuals in British History. This dramatically reconstructed film unearths the barely believable and shocking facts surrounding a man who was voted in a BBC poll to be one of the most influential Britons of all time.

Was he related to US President George Bush? How was he connected to the founder of Scientology, NASA, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jack the Ripper, Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming and how did this Occultist, Spy, Poet, Writer and accomplished Mountaineer come to know and influence so many other remarkable people?

Featuring the Voice of Joss Ackland and Music Score by Rick Wakeman

Click HERE for the official website and more info.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dark Horse Is Getting Creepy... and Eerie

The magazines that gave a whole generation the shivers are back. Creepy and Eerie were the definitive horror and sci-fi comics of the 1960s and flourished up until the early 1980s. Dark Horse Comics has entered into an agreement with New Comic Company to create archive editions of this classic material, as well as launch new Creepy and Eerie comics for modern horror fans. The licensing deal will encompass publishing, select film and TV development, and merchandising. Many of today’s brightest stars will lend their talents to the venture, including horror legend Bernie Wrightson (City of Others) and modern master Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre).

Creepy is best remembered for its classic horror and was hosted by Uncle Creepy, while Eerie often ventured into science fiction and featured Cousin Eerie as its host. The rest of the gang includes Hunter, Child, El Cid, Marvin the Dead Thing, and the newly developed Creepy Family. The magazines, originally published by Jim Warren are remembered as presenting some of the era’s greatest genre comics work.

“Both Creepy and Eerie are fondly remembered by comics fans as representing the best of science fiction and horror, and Dark Horse is proud and excited to relaunch these classic titles,” said Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson.

“Mike Richardson and Dark Horse have an impressive and deep understanding of what it will take to help us correctly re-launch Creepy and Eerie. It’s a great fit for our brands,” said New Comic executive and Submarine Entertainment Co-President Dan Braun, who negotiated the deal in cooperation with CAA—who represents both New Comic and Dark Horse. Deals in TV and Film are expected to be announced shortly.

New Comic Company acquired all rights in all media to the Creepy and Eerie comic book series earlier this year and was formed by New York based Submarine Entertainment and Los Angeles based Grand Canal Film Works.

New efforts are expected to debut this fall with the classic tales being prepared for the hardcover Dark Horse Archive series.

New Comic and Grand Canal Film Works executive Craig Haffner added, “The depth of this library across the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres makes it truly tantalizing for a multitude of different platforms. Our association with Dark Horse will take us one step closer to realizing our goal of returning the Creepy and Eerie brands to their former stature and beyond.”

Dark Horse has set a tentative release date for the comics in early 2008.
MONDO MACABRO is back... and brings The Blood Rose!

Yeah! MM is back with a bang with the first ever sex-horror film, The Blood Rose, directed by Claude 'Pussy Talk' Mulot. Presented in a beautiful new transfer the film is a moody, elegiac retake on the sex & surgery movie and classic horror tale Eyes Without a Face; but comes with Mulot's own unique take on gothic horror.

When his new bride's face is hideously disfigured in a fire, Frederic Lansac, a famous society painter, is determined to restore her beauty. He seeks out a notorious plastic surgeon who is on the run from the authorities. Using Lansac's remote castle as a base, the two of them hunt down and imprison a series of young girls. Their skin is to be used in a serious of experiments aimed at restoring the face of Lansac's wife.

The Blood Rose was widely touted as one of the first films to mix sex and horror. Its director went on to make some of the most famous French erotic movies of all time. Here, with a cast of France’s most beautiful young actresses and genre veteran Howard Vernon (Seven Women for Satan), he weaves a dark and disturbing tale that is one of the most sought after rarities for the Euro horror fan.

Special DVD Features

* World DVD premiere
* Brand new anamorphic transfer taken from the negative
* Filmed interview with Mulot's lifetime friend & assistant director
* Extensive notes, text essays & photo galleries
* Mondo Macabro preview trailer
* Scene access

Coming soon: Mystics In Bali's brand new HD remaster, finally coming to region 1 DVD on October 2nd, and Silip-Daughters of Eve, one of the most extreme movies from Fillipino "Bold" cinema.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Steel Web Summer Update!

We will be hosting a dealer table at the 2007 Comic-Con in San Diego this week. Stop by booth F-12 and grab your free Carnal Morgue Bookmark!

More details about Comic-Con can be found on their website, http://www.comic-con.org. Tickets are selling out fast!

Also, our new DVD "Tales from the Carnal Morgue" is now available in our new online store: http://www.steelwebstudios.com/store

Finally, we have begun preproduction on two new films, Bedbugs from Hell and Cinco de Mayo Massacre. Bedbugs is due for release in 2008 and we will publish a press release soon. Cinco de Mayo is further down the road. Details can be found on our website at http://www.steelwebstudios.com/films

Thank you for your support and have a great summer.

Steel Web Studios

Friday, July 20, 2007

Nick Palumbo's CORPSE - Redefining the zombie genre

Internet innovator Stephan Miller's Gunslinger Media and infamous Hollywood writer-director-producer Nick Palumbo's Fright Flix Productions announced a partnership to produce the highly controversial five million dollar horror film Corpse. Expected to receive an NC-17 for its extreme content, Corpse will be Palumbo's first new film since his horrific NC-17 feature Murder-Set-Pieces began shocking audiences three years ago. The maverick filmmaker describes the new multi-million dollar project as "a personal vision of the apocalypse. Just as 'Murder-Set-Pieces' took the slasher genre in new directions, 'Corpse' redefines the zombie film."

Palumbo is excited to have partnered with someone who shares both his vision and his approach to business. "I am very proud of my new partnership with Gunslinger Media. I have been looking for quite some time to find someone with the same sensibilities and work ethic. Stephan is a bold and visionary entrepreneur, and this is just the beginning of what I believe will be a lifelong partnership. When I presented Stephan with my ideas for 'Corpse,' he was very excited to be a part of what will surely be a groundbreaking horror film."

Gunslinger Media Founder and CEO Stephan Miller is equally pleased with the new alliance, observing, "Nick Palumbo is an extremely talented writer and director, and has a good business sense of the film industry, with an extreme focus on the horror genre."

Miller is no stranger to the film industry, having worked on such films as The Island of Dr. Moreau and Kevin Costner's The Postman as an exotic animal trainer before moving into independent production. Corpse has also attracted the attention and talents of special effects technician Vincent Guastini, whose resume includes Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning Letters From Iwo Jima, Michael Mann's Oscar winner The Last Of The Mohicans, and Darren Aronofsky’s Academy Award-nominated Requiem For A Dream. New York Independent Film And Video Festival Award winner Brendan Flynt, who provided the stylish and disturbing images found in Murder-Set-Pieces, will be returning to the Palumbo fold to serve as Corpse's director of photography.

For an industry veteran like Gaustini, Corpse offers an opportunity to see his work shine in an unfettered, creative environment, free from the "filmmaking by committee" approach so often found in Hollywood. "I'm excited by the opportunity to work so closely with Nick. He's allowing me to create monsters with the same kind of freedom of expression Rob Bottin experienced working with John Carpenter on 'The Thing.' With Nick, I know my art will be seen in the film, and not on the cutting room floor."

The Corpse diaries will begin September 1st, 2007, with filming scheduled to commence in early December, 2007. The film is slated for a 2008 release.

More at Corpse's Official Website.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More brain damaged films from BRAIN DAMAGE FILMS!


A dark and disturbingly tale of fantasy, science fiction and psychosexual dysfunction!

Welcome to the world of Max Kelp, reviled high-school nerd, who in the agonized pursuit of his twisted dreams travels a road fraught with inner torment and revenge! Obsessed with a theory involving internal combustion power and a computer, Max creates the most disastrous of science projects with a corpse and a lawnmower engine... and unleashes a chain of events that defies description!

DVD FEATURES - Interactive Menus, Trailers on all Brain Damage Films Products, Director & Producer Commentary, Behind the Scenes"The Making Of", Bloopers, Cast and Crew Interviews, Photo Gallery


Brain chemistry research has produced a drug - Nirvana - that can wipe out addiction and mental illness by stimulating pleasure centers in the brain and flooding the brain with endorphins. PsyMax Labs is about to release Nirvana, when they discover a major side-effect that causes drastic genetic changes, turning dormant genes on to produce BRAINIAC, a horrifying freak of nature with a taste for brains. It's up to Doctor Sunday Morgan to stop this menace from sucking the brains from anymore innocent people - but can Doctor Morgan survive BRAINIAC'S insatiable appetite? Brainiac is a fun-filled thrill ride.

DVD FEATURES - Interactive Menus, Trailers on all Brain Damage Films Products , Bloopers, Extended Scenes, Presentation Deleted Scenes

Please note that even though the release date for these two titles is July 17th, so me retailers may take as much as two weeks or more to have stock on the shelves. Please call your local retailers and request confirmation of product. If a retailer says they do not have it, demand that they order it!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pandora’s Game: the trailer for... the book!

College students Neil Carpenter and Mark Hudson set out to create "The Triumvirate," a comic book about a vampire and werewolf who resist their evil natures and hunt their own kind.

When Neil learns hypnosis in his Psychology class, he proposes using it to enrich the characters — they could hypnotize themselves into thinking that they are the characters, then exchange interviews.

To test the idea, Neil assumes the identity of the vampire — the independently wealthy and deeply religious Alistaire Bachman. The Pandora Game begins . . . a Game that leads to a whirlwind of confusion, murder, and impossibility.


"Christopher Andrews writes like an author with much more experience ... I expect Andrews to become a fantastic author." - Pat McGreal, Horror Novels Online Newsletter

"Andrews shows a lot of versatility ... as much competence and style as Poppy Z. Brite or Anne Rice." - Lesley Meade, Booknet

"An interesting story ... I couldn't wait to see what happened next ... the characters are appealing and the concept is absorbing ..." - Conan Tigard, Book Browser

"... a spellbinding novel ... fascinating, riveting ... hard to put down ... a talented writer ... would convert wonderfully to the screen ..." - Grabbermcgrew, Sharp Writer Reviews

“Andrews [is] an exceptional writer and a master of storytelling ... a strong emotional resonance ... completely engrossing ... an incredible storytelling feat.” — Marcus Alexander Hart, Author of The Oblivion Society

28 Luglio/July, 28th 2007

Piazza Martiri - Carpi - Modena - 21:30h
Serata Cult con le musiche degli Horror di Dario Argento (ma non solo...)
Prima del concerto: Intervista-aperitivo con Claudio Simonetti & band.
Moderatore: Massimo Privitera, vicedirettore di www.colonnesonore.net, regista e promoter di Canale5-Mediaset

Cult Night with Dario Argento's Horror music and more...
Before the concert: Interview with Claudio Simonetti & band.
Moderator: Massimo Privitera vicedirector of www.colonnesonore.net, tv director and promoter of Canale5-Mediaset

A seguire (ore 00.00): proiezione di "Profondo Rosso" presso il chiostro di San Rocco all'interno della rassegna Tenera è la notte.

6 Agosto/August, 6th 2007

FESTIVAL DELL'UNITA' del'Unità Regionale Umbria - Serata conclusiva - 21:30h
Castiglione del Lago (PG) presso area ex aeroporto "Eleuteri".

Friday, July 13, 2007

Can two friends maintain the code of “bro’s before broads” with the last living female on earth? Surviving the plague is just the beginning in Living with the Dead

Mike Richardson, tongue in cheek, delivers a grisly, hilarious tale that rivals The Mask with its pop-culture references and blatant absurdity.

Straw and Whip are buddies who have somehow managed to live through a plague that’s left the world with seven billion brain-hungry zombies in its wake. They soon learn that Living with the Dead is harder than it looks as they try to keep up the appearance of being like the rest of the decomposing masses.

Things really heat up when a damsel in distress needs their help. Will they blow their cover for a beautiful young girl, or sacrifice her in the name of rock and roll?

"It's just your atypical love triangle,” says Richardson, “two boys, a girl and seven billion living dead."

Hot off the heels of a stint in the horror genre with the critically acclaimed miniseries The Secret, this three-issue series features writing by Dark Horse’s very own man-behind-the-machine, Mike Richardson, art by Ben Stenbeck (Tales of the Vampires), and covers by legendary Richard Corben (Aliens, AvP, Hellboy).

Living with the Dead rocks the house on October 10, 2007 with a retail price of $2.99.
More Mexican horror from CasaNegra!

La Cabeza Viviente
The Living Head (1961, Mexico)

A terrifying, adventure-filled shocker straight from the Aztec ruins of Mexico. A group of archaeologists uncover the tomb of an ancient Aztec Indian warlord Acatl, awakening the dead warrior’s head and sending his undead servant out to take revenge on them. Will the curse of The Living Head be broken or will all those who crossed the ancient path of Acatl perish?

La Cabeza Viviente takes gothic horror, scientific themes, and some fantastic touches straight out of old pulp fiction and creates a virtually avant-garde genre mutant that’s a true cult-film legend.

Special Features:

* Original Uncut Version
* Completely Re-Mastered Picture & Sound from Newly Restored Vault Elements
* Bilingual Menus in English & Spanish
* Cast Biographies
* Poster and Stills Gallery

El Mundo de Los Vampiros
World of Vampires (1960, Mexico)

Wonderfully atmospheric and gothically charged, World of Vampires is a subterranean world dripping in unbridled evil.

As the dreaded vampire, Count Subotai (Guillermo Murray), plays his pipe organ of human bones, summoning an army of the undead, a band of intrepid adventures led by Mauricio Garcés and Silvia Fournier must confront the Count and his terrifying minions.

Special Features:

* Original Uncut Version
* Completely Re-Mastered Picture & Sound from Newly Restored Vault Elements
* Bilingual Menus in English & Spanish
* Cast Biographies
* Poster and Stills Gallery

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Cadaver Calculator!

So you've bitten the big one and instead of pushing up daisies your loved ones decided it would be best to sell your body to science. This survey will tell you approximately how much money they'd get for it. Cadaver values are primarily based on overall health and the level of interest your corpse holds to the medical research industry.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Chris Wisnia's "DORIS DANGER SEEKS.WHERE URBAN CREATURES CREEP AND STOMP", the most patriotic comic of the season, is in stores at last!

So don't delay! Leave the phone off the hook with the other line asking, "Hello? Hello?" Jump out of the shower with the water still running! Leave the garden hose squirting the neighbor's fence and flooding out their flower garden! Leave the fridge door open, and your half-made sandwich and jars of mustard and mayonnaise still out on the counter! Rush out to your local comic shop, by foot, by bike or automobile, by scuba flippers, by motor-sickle, unicycle, or airplane! Crash through those comic shop doors, your parachute dragging behind you! Limp with exhaustion to the counter, and pant out of breath, "At last.Doris.huff hugg.I need Doris.Where.huff...is she?"

It's the comic that made Chris Mautner at Newsarama.com say: "OK, this wins the best title of the week, hands down".


That's "DORIS DANGER SEEKS.WHERE URBAN CREATURES CREEP AND STOMP" from Salt Peter Press (64 pages/B&W/humongous treasury-size 9"x13"/$11.95/DIAMOND ORDER NUMBER: MAY07 3695)

For product info, check out http://tabloia.com/doris_urban.shtml. And buy it, cause it's THAT good.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


2007 AVN Award Winner Carmen Hart and former adult star Veronica Hart have recently completed production on the mainstream horror comedy One-Eyed Monster.

Described by writer/director Adam Fields as "a horror satire in the vein of the 'Scream' franchise," The One Eyed Monster" teams the beautiful Wicked Girl with an eclectic cast best known for their contributions to Joss Whedon's long-running hit TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Buffy alumni who've already completed their work on the project include actress/novelist Amber Benson, actor Jeff Denton and writer/director Fields, who initially found industry fame as a composer on such series as Buffy, Dawson's Creek, and Beautiful People.

The cast also includes veteran character actor Charles Napier, whose four decade career spans projects as diverse as Star Trek: The Original Series and The Blues Brothers to more recent box office hits like The Lords Of Dogtown and Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery.

While Carmen was delighted to share the screen with such esteemed mainstream stars, she's quick to point out that the part of "Angel" was not a typical porn star cameo. "The role was provocative, to be sure, but there was real acting required. I think certain people had the idea that 'porn stars can't act,' and I worked hard to dispel those notions. Some of them obviously weren't familiar with my work for Wicked, and didn't know that creating characters and delivering dialogue is something I'd already been doing for a long time. The director was very pleased with the results. In fact, it looks like the film will be going to Sundance, and I plan to be there to support it."

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

PATIENT J or, how we like to call it: "Note to Nolan: THIS is the Joker done right!"

Bat in the Sun is now offering their original soundtrack composed by Sean Schoenke!

With the purchase of this CD comes a FREE DVD featuring BITS filmography, including Patient J, Batman: Legends, and Joker: Christmas Spectacular!!!

And it's ONLY $9.99 plus shipping while supplies last - hurry, we are quickly running out! Just head to the front page of myspace.com/patientj and get yours!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

D-War new trailer is out!

"Since the dawn of what became a legend, the most unimaginable is about to occur . This summer, experience the absolute conquest of all mankind. Beginning with one search. For the one and only. The chosen one. Descended from the heavens above. Welcome to Dragon Wars."


In a small Korean village, five hundred years ago, a girl named Narin was born carrying the coveted Yeouijoo inside her. The Heavens sent the protector Bochun and his protégé Haram, to ensure that when it came time, Narin was peacefully sacrificed to the pre-determined Good Imoogi. Bochun vigorously trained Haram as a knight, to be prepared for the eventual day when Narin would be delivered to the Good Imoogi. The day the Dark Imoogi, Buraki, and his army destroyed Narin's village looking for the Yeouijoo, Bochun instructed Haram to take her to the Good Imoogi.

The young girl and her knight would then fulfill the giant's serpent's destiny by giving it the power to save the world and become a heavenly dragon. By this time, after spending several years together, Haram and Narin had fallen in love. Unable to sacrifice their love to the benevolent Imoogi, they jumped to their deaths together in each other's arms. The Good Imoogi's destiny was unfulfilled and he would have to wait another five hundred years until the next Yeouijoo appears.

It is now five hundred years later in present day Los Angeles and the quest for the Imoogi is reborn. Haram and Narin have been reincarnated as Ethan Kendrick and Sarah Daniels whose bond of love remains unsevered. Ethan is an investigative reporter for the local news. He is closely following a series of unexplainable disasters occurring in the area. When a young woman named Sarah is linked to those occurrences, Ethan remembers that an ancient man he met many years before had predicted all of these events . Ethan finds Sarah and helps her escape the wrath of Buraki and his army. Aware that Sarah must sacrifice herself in order to save the city from the Buraki and ensure that the Good Imoogi becomes the Dragon, Ethan tries to convince Sarah that there is another way to battle the Imoogies. Meanwhile, the FBI agent on the case, Frank Campbell, has uncovered the Imoogies' intentions through his own investigations. Campbell is ready to sacrifice Sarah to the demonic animals to save Los Angeles. In the face of chaos and destruction, Ethan and Sarah must decide their own fate - whether to defy the will of heaven once again and let the city be destroyed or deliver Sarah to the Good Imoogi.


Elske McCain is pleased to announce that her film, JESSICKA RABID, is gearing up for production this September. JESSICKA RABID revolves around the tragic hero of Jessicka, a young woman who was subjected to abuse as a young girl.

"After getting frustrated with other projects that weren't working out, I decided that I wanted to star in and produce the kind of movie I would have liked when I was a kid," says Elske, "I took inspiration from my favorite films. I have a lot to express as an artist, and I think JESSICKA RABID will allow me to do just that."

JESSICKA RABID is the first film to be produced by Elske's own production company Dahlia Jade Productions, and also marks the third time she has teamed up with the film's director and personal friend, Matthew Reel. The two have worked previously on THE GOAT SUCKER and ALL THE FRENCH ARE WHORES. "The closest thing I could compare JESSICKA RABID to would be a cross between Cinderella and Sleepaway Camp".

JESSICKA RABID also marks the first film appearance of Los Angeles' own Nekromistress, who is well known in the horror community. Elske and Matthew love her look and charisma and are surprised nobody has put her in a film! "I'm really excited to work alongside Elske!" Nekromistress writes. "This looks like it will be a fun exploitation film!"

Elske McCain is also producing the films Psycho Holocaust and The Toy Box Anthology in 2007, and will also be the host and producer of the upcoming horror video podcast, "The Elske McCainsaw Massacre".

Visit the team's MySpace profile (www.myspace.com/jessickarabidmovie) where a teaser trailer for the film is available. Check frequently for official cast announcements and other news!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Watch the first trailer for Korean horror EPITAPH

Most people seem to be in agreement that the past year has been an off one for the Korean film industry with proven directors turning in some significant box office disappointments and many companies seemingly content to simply ride the formulae of past successes. Next year looks to be shaping up better with significant projects from a number of major players but for the industry to turn we're going to need a shot of new blood as well.

One possibility is looking to be Epitaph, the new horror picture from the studio behind animated hit Aachi and Ssipak. The story itself - it's a multi-parted revolving around supernatural events in a hospital - doesn't appear to be anything groundbreaking but the first trailer has just hit and this thing is looking mighty nice. Which shouldn't be a surprise, really, considering the director cut his teeth working with Chan Wook Park ...

Japanese Frankenstein conquers an R1 DVD!

Media Blasters just released their 2-disc release of Frankenstein Conquers The World. They've crammed three versions of the film onto these discs. As they've put it - it's practically pregnant with entertainment!

FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD "English Language Version" (84:47)
English Mono / English 5.1
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Special Announcement (40 seconds)
Theatrical Trailer (2 minutes)
Extra International Footage (alternate octopus ending)
Deleted Scenes (approx 5 minutes)
Photo Gallery (approx 150 images)

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON "International Version" (93:04)*
FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON "Japanese Theatrical Version" (89:53)
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Japanese Mono / Japanese 5.1 / English Subtitles

Audio Commentary with Sadamasa Arikawa (Director of Special Effects Photography) with English Subtitles

*The FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON "International Version" is the same film as the "Japanese Theatrical Version", except that it includes the alternate octopus ending included as an extra on DISC ONE. The Sadamasa Arikawa commentary appears over this version of the movie.
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