Saturday, February 16, 2008

Coffin Joe's EMBODIEMENT OF EVIL first trailer

Friday, January 18, 2008

MONDO MACABRO invites you to INSOMNIFEST... and you can do it without even leaving your seat!

Just wanted to bring your attention to INSOMNIFEST - an online film festival that is showing some very cool and interesting movies from around the world. It's happening Feb11th for two weeks. All the details here:

We'll be back soon with what's instore from MM in 2008 but expect more flying head madness/ Prima action/Phillipino wild sleaze, french filth, bollywood horror and RRRiotGirlll revenge!

All the best, Mondo HQ

Monday, January 14, 2008

CRAIG: A little loneliness can be hazardous...

Craig is a pathethic schlob whom we first encounter in a police station, questioned about the fire we saw during the opening credits. Turns out the fire in his house killed both of his parents and a sister. He’s mad at the investigators for inquiring into his whereabouts, and just plain storms out of their office. The police is too sensitive about his personal loss to insist on the procedure, so they let him go. “We always know where to find him”, they reason.

We learn that Craig has some psychological problems. He goes to a psychologist and tries to tell her about it, but she cuts him in mid-sentence. He pays a hooker. Hell, even the neighbor’s 6-year old son shows him the middle finger. Nobody likes Craig, for some reason. So he does the most natural thing: he throws out the hooker, naked (followed by her clothes), only to run after her and kill her in a dark alley.

Her dead body attracts the police. The same two guys from the beginning. It seems that they are the only defense against chaos and anarchy in the entire city. And they don’t even look particularly competent. That’s what enables Craig to kill several more people before they even begin to suspect him.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


"Between Kafka, David Lynch and Tintin in the Congo"

(October 29, 2007) - Olivier Smolders, 2004, 90 Min

Oscar, a conservator at the Natural Sciences Museum, passes the days exercising his passion for studying insects; if only there still were days.

As long as people can remember, the sun only releases a few pathetic rays for fifteen seconds before noon. The rest of the time, the world is plunged into a night without end, a permanent eclipse.

Coming home after work, Oscar finds an African woman in his bed. Suffering from a mysterious and incurable disease, she seems to have come to his place to die. Trapped between desire and repulsion, Oscar gradually abandons his life to terrifying phantoms.

The long awaited feature length debut film of talented short filmmaker Olivier Smolders (see also Spiritual Exercises DVD). BLACK NIGHT is mysterious, ghostly, technically impeccable, and continuously bathed in a magical, surreal light.

52 Minutes of Bonus Features:
Deleted Scenes
Behind The Scenes
Interview with the Director
About Black Night
Short on “Spiritual Exercises’

(November 13, 2007) - Olivier Smolders, 1984-1999, 180 Min

Adoration (1987) b&w 15 min - an anonymous film
Mort A Vignole (1998) b&w 25min - a lonely film
L’Amateur (1997) b&w 26min - a pear-shaped film
La Philosophie Dans Le Boudoir (1991) b&w 14 min - after D.A.F. de Sade
Pensees et Visions D’une tete Coupee (1991) color 26 min - a film for Antoine Wiertz
Ravissements (1991) b&w 7 min - after Saint Therese of Avila
Point de Fuite (1988) color 10 min - an educational film
L’Art D’Aimer (1985) color 15 min - a drama film in color.
Neuvaine (1984) b&w 30 min - a film to entertain chairs
Seuls (1989) b&w 12 min - children’s portraits

Bonus Features:
48 Page Book

Court Circuit 6 Min.

Court Circuit 3 Min.

Nuit Noire Trailer

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Onar Films releases another Turkish Horror Classic!

As usual, Greek company Onar Films saves us from the boredom of Hollywood Hype Horror (The Reaping, anyone?) by releasing more turkish delights. And this time is 1995's Karanlik Sular (a.k.a. The Serpent's Tale, not to be confused with the Dark Waters remake, released in Turkey as Karanlik Su), a Temasa Film production directed by E. Kutlug Ataman.

Unique in many ways, and considered the best Turkish horror film by international reviewers, Karanlik Sular knows how to create an eerie and uncanny atmosphere where reason gives way to hallucination, poetry can turn into nightmare, and vice versa. In fact, it's a heady, twisting art-horror hybrid that takes as its theme nothing less than the meaning of life and death. Yes - it's like the Turkish version of the fabulous russian movie Viy!

The plot includes a woman whose son may be a vampire, an apocalyptic mystical scroll that belongs to a man who apparently died two years ago, an ancient Byzantine princess in the form of an 8-year-old vampire, ominous sects, a misty and metaphysical Istanbul... Well, it's better watched than talked about, but when watched it must be talked about!

Extras? Yes, sir. We have a long video interview with director Ataman, who discusses his influences both from Turkish history and European art cinema. He also claims not to care much for Turkish Fantastic Cinema, but does like Troma films! There's also still galleries, cast and crew bios and filmographies, and the usual bunch of Onar's highly amusing trailers.

Run, cause this turkish delight is limited to the usual 1.200 hand-numbered copies. And keep an eye peeled for their next releases, TARZAN ISTANBUL'DA and CASUS KIRAN.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Visions of Horror now available On DVD!

Visions Of Horror. 7 Films. 7 Nightmares. And all hosted by Scream Queen and The Horror! official muse Tiffany Shepis!

Featuring SCREAM FOR ME & MY SKIN! - Two Short Films by Christopher Alan Broadstone
Starring Tony Simmons, Gabriel Sigal, Lora Cunningham, Lisa Montague, Rick Wildridge, and Cole Adam Buisson


And if you're into "original content" and a "Tiffany fan", exclusive interviews with Tiffany Shepis (yeah!), Denise Gossett (Actrtess & Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival) and Christopher Alan Broadstone (That sordid Writer/Director person) + Behind-the-Scenes Gag Reel!

To View Pics From The VOH Hosting Shoot, click here!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Beware of the RAPTOR!!!

Já disponível no YouTube o videoclipe da faixa Dark Angel, produzido por Gurcius Gewdner e Petter Baiestorf, mentores por detrás da Bulhorgia Produções e Canibal Filmes, mecas da produção underground de cinema nacional.

As imagens foram captadas do média metragem intitulado ARROMBADA: VOU MIJAR NA PORRA DO SEU TÚMULO, rodado em julho último. O filme mistura exploitation, thriller e slasher em uma salada que decerto agradará aos fãs de cinema independente. Dark Angel é uma das faixas da trilha do filme, que conta com a participação do vocalista do Raptor, Vinnie Bressan, em um dos papéis. A banda participa ainda com outra faixa no soundtrack.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Anchor Bay/Starz Blu-Ray titles

Starz Home Entertainment/Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the first season of Masters Of Horror on Blu-Ray Disc in September. The release will consist of four BD-50 discs containing all the 15 season 1 episodes in 1080p high definition video. Currently plans are to provide uncompressed PCM 5.1 audio tracks with the release but that may change, depending on the storage availability on the final discs. The set will also contain some – though not all – of the bonus materials found on the individual DVD releases of the episodes.

In addition to “Masters Of Horror” there will be other Blu-Ray titles from Anchor Bay scheduled for Halloween: John Carpenter’s Halloween, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II and George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead, to be released on Blu-Ray some time in September or early October.

Anchor Bay Entertainment has not yet announced full details and specs on these releases but from what we've been hearing, expect DVD extras to carry over as well as uncompressed audio tracks on these movies. Since anchor Bay is well known for giving fans a treat, I think it is a safe best that these Blu-Ray Discs won't disappoint either. Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Severin Films announced the worldwide DVD premiere of the fully restored and still-controversial 1977 adult hit VANESSA.

“Where EMMANUELLE ended,” the original ads whispered, “VANESSA begins!” Celebrity nudity website Mr. today hails the movie as “A Four-Star Skin Classic!”

Tantalizing European actress Olivia Pascal stars as the titular teen who journeys from curious convent virgin to prisoner of a lavish Hong Kong bordello. Along the way, she experiences the most sensual and shocking extremes of pleasure, pain and even black magic perversion. ‘70s EuroSex favorites Eva Garden (VIRGIN REPORT), Astrid Boner (SCHOOLGIRL REPORT) and famed German character actor Anton Diffring (WHERE EAGLES DARE) co-star in this eye-popping flesh fest which features some of the most talked about scenes in European softcore history.

The disc’s exclusive bonus features include new interviews with director Hubert Frank and cinematographer Franz X. Lederle, as well as home movies filmed on set by Lederle.

More info at

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bill Tuttle has died.

William J. Tuttle, who as head of the makeup department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios enhanced the looks of some of Hollywood's most beautiful people and helped design the creepy, human-devouring Morlocks in "The Time Machine," died July 27 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 95. No cause of death was reported.

Mr. Tuttle's career encompassed more than 300 films, as well as the transition from black and white to Technicolor, a development he called murder, because the intense light needed for the process could melt layers of makeup. As a young man, he worked on the early Technicolor classic "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) with Judy Garland.

He was MGM's makeup chief from 1950 to 1970. For his work on "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964), starring Tony Randall as a cunning Chinese medicine show impresario with many identities, he was the first in his profession to win an Academy Award. An Oscar category recognizing makeup skill did not begin on a regular basis until 1981. After leaving MGM, he became a freelance makeup artist, working on such features as Mel Brooks's "Young Frankenstein" (1974).

Mr. Tuttle spent 15 years as assistant to the head of MGM's makeup department during the heyday of the studio system. Plucking, dabbing, swabbing, he fiddled with the faces of MGM's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn, Greer Garson, Jeanette MacDonald, June Allyson, and Donna Reed, to whom he was briefly married in the early 1940s. Reed said at the time: "The first day I went to the studio, they sent me to the makeup department, and a makeup man named Bill Tuttle looked me over. He shook his head, mumbled something about what will they dig up next, and then went to work on me. He changed my eyebrows, shaded my chin, and made my mouth bigger. He made me very mad. Then he looked at me again and said: 'Now you'll do. Except you should change something else.' When I asked him what, he said, 'Your name. It should be Mrs. William Tuttle.' "
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