Monthly Archives November 2020

Cult Epics’ Death Laid An Egg Blu Has A Lot Going For It

The 1968 Giulio Questi film, Death Laid An Egg, has seen two Blu-ray releases in the past few years, with a Nucleus Films disc in 2018 preceded by a DVD/Blu combo from Cult Epics in 2017. This new version from Cult Epics features the 2K scans from the Nucleus disc, but available for the first time in a Region-free edition. “Cult Epics is proud to present DEATH LAID AN EGG (1968), directed by auteur filmmaker Giulio Questi (DJANGO KILL!, ARCANA) and starring legendary leading man Jean-Louis Trintignant (THE CONFORMIST) as a married man and suspected serial killer, Gina Lollobrigida (BEAT
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THIS JUSTIN: Behold (And Beware) Chuck Russell’s The Blob!

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much. Light spoilers ahead for both versions of The Blob.  Proceed at your own risk! Allow me to open this edition with an anecdote. For my 10th birthday, I decided to have a sleepover party with four or five of my closest friends at the time. We got pizza, did birthday stuff, and my mom rented some movies for us.
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CINEPUNX Episode 121: KURONEKO, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE w/ Justin Lore, King of Horror

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Cinepunx_ep121.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSHERE IT IS, YOUR LATEST HIT OF CINEPUNX TO CALM YOUR NERVES! Hey friends, welcome back for another exciting episode. This one is our long long delayed Halloween cross over with my other show, Horror Business featuring my sexy and charming co-host, Mr. Justin Lore. UP FRONT WE WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR OUR AUDIO ISSUES, AND BY “OUR” I MEAN JOSH’S Look, if you have been listening to the show for awhile you are well aware of two things Josh is bad at technology We are poor and can’t just
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THIS JUSTIN: The Weird And Wonderful Horror Of Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much. Light spoilers ahead for Lifeforce.  Proceed at your own risk! In the annals of the horror world, when you speak the name of Tobe Hooper, most people are going to think of the timeless Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or possibly the strangely whimsical Poltergeist. There’s also Salem’s Lot, Invaders From Mars, and the baffling but charming Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
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THIS JUSTIN: Habit, Routine, Trauma, And The Horror Of The Haunting Of Bly Manor

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much. HEAVY spoilers ahead for The Haunting Of Bly Manor, currently streaming on Netflix. Proceed at your own risk! There’s a comfort in routine, in doing what we’ve always done. A sense of safety in the habitual and the familiar. But too easily these things can become akin to tar pits, traps that hold us back and hold us
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Letting the Devil Out: Fear and Blackness

Fear is such a big, sad reality in the black community. Because of years of aggression towards us at large, it has become a significant part of our daily lives. Often it is used under the guise of preparing and protecting black people (or more specifically black children) for the real world. That fear manifests itself in plenty of ways — sometimes as the militant control over black children’s bodies, such as modes of dress, gender, and sexual expressions. Sometimes it manifests as sworn allegiance to conservative religious views to appease the domineering ruling class outside. It is why so many
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PFF29: SUMMER OF 85 Review

François Ozon’s newest film will, unfortunately, inevitably be compared to Call Me By Your Name — which is a sort of blessing and curse. On one hand, it will make it decidedly more marketable, especially in the US. On the other, it’s a disservice to both films to lump them together solely because of the gay male relationship at the center of their respective narratives and the (admittedly not minor) matter of both also being ’80s period pieces. Summer of 85, like Call Me By Your Name before it, is based on a literary source and takes place in ’80s
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The El Duce Tapes Are Terrifying, But Not How You Might Expect

The first words spoken by Eldon Hoke in director Rodney Ascher’s The El Duce Tapes are, “Shut up! Everyone that likes to rape women, say, ‘Sieg Heil!'” If you can make it past that, you should know that you’re likely able to be able to deal with what’s forthcoming. It’s not going to be an easy viewing, though. Available on Arrow’s streaming service in November, The El Duce Tapes is rife with tape hiss and crackling audio and tracking lines. All on-screen titles use the VCR OSD Mono font, making the documentary feel like it’s been pulled straight out of
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