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Blu-ray Review: ‘Poltergeist III’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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THE FILM

The original ‘Poltergeist‘ film was a perfect mix of horror and comedy. It had the minds of Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper behind it and went on to financial and critical success. Of course, they made sequels to make more money, but we’ve often seen that more times than not, these sequels don’t embody the spirit of the original and can come off quite bad. The original film spawned two sequels and a TV Series along with the recent horrible remake. ‘Poltergeist II‘ had its share of great moments, due to the amazing visual effects work and the whole family coming back to reprise their roles, but that’s not the case with ‘Poltergeist III‘, which is no doubt, the worst film in the franchise.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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THE FILM

It’s hard to compete with the first ‘Poltergeist‘ film. You had Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper behind the scenes there with an excellent mix of straight out horror and comedy. You would be laughing at Craig T. Nelson sucking in his stomach in front of the mirror one minute, and scared to piss and back at the clown doll attacking little Robbie. It was simply perfect in every way. Some four years later, the studio decided to make a sequel since the first film did so well critically and financially, and it was called ‘Poltergeist II: The Other Side‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Get ready to start the new year with a scream when Scream Factory releases Collector’s Editions of ‘Poltergeist II‘ and ‘Poltergeist III‘ on January 31, 2017. There are plenty of extras by way of commentaries, featurettes, interviews and more.

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Film Review: ‘Poltergeist 2015’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 22nd, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Horror, according to Webster: Something that causes feelings of fear, dread, and shock.

Someone should have enlightened the production team of this definition prior to their exploring the “re-imaging” (not remake) of this staple of the horror film genre.  I would not expect real horror in this film.  You will get a Scary Movie version of cheesy horror.  Everything in the 2015 version of Poltergeist is topsy-turvy from its 1982 predecessor.  The Freelings (1982) give way to the Bowens (2015).  Fear, suspense, and horror give way to one-liners and gratuitous special effects. 

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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We have been reporting for a while that there will be a ‘Poltergeist‘ remake. Now the day has come where we have a full fledged trailer. Bottom line is that it looks clean, good, with some good scares. On the other hand though, I couldn’t see the “New Vision” (as the poster describes it) in the trailer. It looks literally the same as the original, but updated with mobile phones and newer technology. Don’t worry, the closet, the man-eating tree, and the clown doll show up still.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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We’ve been hearing about a ‘Poltergeist‘ project for a while now. Seems like this undertaking has gained some steam and has some heavy hitters behind it now, which will be a reboot of the 1982 film, but also a sequel. Gil Kenan is on board to direct, which his big claim to fame was directing the 3D CG animated film ‘Monster House‘, which was followed by ‘City of Ember‘. But get this, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Roy Lee from ‘The Evil Dead‘ films will produce this ‘Poltergeist‘ reboot.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Halloween’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2018

John Carpenter’s original ‘Halloween‘ film is iconic, classic, amazing, scary, and still holds up to this day. It paved the way for modern horror movies and slashers and spawned numerous sequels. This film has been released dozens of times over the years on various formats, but this is the first time in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision, which is an upgrade, to say the least. If you’re unfamiliar with the story of the movie, this is a slow burn of a masked killer with supernatural abilities and demonic forces who stalks and kills his victims, most of them high-school students. He’s the one in the dark corners, behind walls, and hidden in the bushes waiting to pounce and brutally kill you.

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‘The Conjuring 3’ Is Heading To The Big Screen!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 26th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you can’t get enough stories based of the cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, you’re not alone. New Line Cinema is giving us another film in ‘The Conjuring‘ franchise making this one number three. There’s no official word on what the third film will be about, but one thing we do know is that it will be based on another real-life case from the Warrens and their work as paranormal investigators.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 12th, 2016

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THE FILM

It seems like a ton of horror movies come out every year, and most times, they don’t live up to their potential. There are a handful of horror movies over the last decade that really satisfy us horror fans. Films like ‘The Babadook‘, ‘It Follows‘, and ‘The Conjuring‘ will still be talked about for years to come. One name in the horror genre, or at least in recent years is James Wan. This man burst onto the scene with ‘Saw‘, which was basically genre changing and spawned a ton of sequels. Wan also made a few other horror films, all testing the bounds and pushing us into a new horror direction, while still respecting his influences.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love Madea movies, and those who hate Madea movies. I belong to the first group and if you don’t feel the same way, why are you reading this? No, come back – keep reading! Maybe we can convert you to the cause.

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Film Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It seems like a ton of horror movies come out every year, and most times, they don’t live up to their potential. There are a handful of horror movies over the last decade that really satisfy us horror fans. Films like ‘The Babadook‘, ‘It Follows‘, and ‘The Conjuring‘ will still be talked about for years to come. One name in the horror genre, or at least in recent years is James Wan. This man burst onto the scene with ‘Saw‘, which was basically genre changing and spawned a ton of sequels. Wan also made a few other horror films, all testing the bounds and pushing us into a new horror direction, while still respecting his influences.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Documentary and short segment pro David F. Sandberg has adapted his 2013 short film ‘Lights Out‘, which ran for two minutes, as a feature and we’ve got the first trailer for it. The short gained viral status the year it debuted so a longer version of the concept was a natural next step.

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Horror Movies in 2016 To Look Out For!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2016

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It’s 2016 and that means more and more movies will be coming out for all of us to spend all of our hard earned money on. If you’re a fan of the horror genre, here is a look at what horror movies to expect this year. This is not the ‘be all – end all’ horror movie list for 2016. There will be more that come out for sure, so keep your eyes peeled. That being said, this is a good starting guide for what to expect. There looks to be some great ones as well as some not so great ones. Let us know what excites you most.

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Trailer Looks Freaky!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 8th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Conjuring 2′ is another supernatural horror film from director James Wan. Written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Wan and David Leslie Johnson. The original film came out in the summer of 2013 and the sequel will follow suit releasing in June of this year.

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JANET WHITE’S BEST/WORST LIST OF 2015!!

by Janet White on Dec 29th, 2015

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Below are my Top 10 Best Films and Top 3 Worst Films of 2015 that I was either blessed or, in some cases, annoyed to screen, 36 in all (I also screened four DVD and/or Blu-ray releases). Feedback is encouraged whether you agree, disagree, think I’m nuts (I am a little crazy), or if you think of a film that I reviewed which should have been included. Here you go:

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