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My Bloody Podcast #26 – ‘TRICK ‘R TREAT’!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 31st, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 26th episode of our horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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So I finally got to take a look at the horror movie “Trick ‘r Treat” and if you know me, then you know I am a cinephile.  Meaning I will see pretty much everything and also that I have a large affection for everything HORROR.  Over the last several years, it has been difficult for me to thoroughly enjoy a great horror film.  There are only a few exceptions.  I do not know if it is my childhood love for Halloween or my extreme passion for everything Horror, but this movie “Trick ‘r Treat” is the best Horror film to come out in years.  Now that is something to take notice of coming from me.

I really didn’t know anything going into this film other than it was a horror film about Halloween and that it followed several story lines and all connected at some point during the movie.  Kinda like “Pulp Fiction”.  I was hoping for genuine scares, comedic moments, blood, excellent death scenes, and even more blood.  I can safely say, that I received all of that plus more.

Trick ‘r Treat is basically a throwback to old Halloween Horror films and the traditions and holiday rules we all have grown to know.  It covers it all in this movie.  It connects several stories through out the movie through a very creepy little villain who is not named, but wears a scarecrow mask.  This little villain is so frightening that he will instantly haunt you for years to come.

We follow a group of spunky college girls, a psychotic principal, a horrific school bus  accident, a mean spirited child prank, a newly wed couple, and an old man’s strange intruder all with one directive.  Do not break the rules of Halloween.

This has quite a spectacular cast.  Brian Cox and Anna Paquin lend their talents to this film as well as several others you will recognize here and there.  The actors really helped this movie take it to the next level.

I cannot believe this film was not given its due date.  Only released straight to home video, this movie should have had a better marketing team and gotten into every theatre at the Halloween time.

I really have nothing to complain about in this movie.  It was everything I wanted in a horror movie.  This film will be a staple of horror film marathons and played round the clock come Halloween time.

See this movie as soon as you can and let me know what you thought of it.  I loved talking about his movie after I watched it.  Every single detail about it.  It was a hell of a lot of fun.

Buy the movie HERE.



Blu-ray Review: ‘Deadtime Stories’!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 6th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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I simply can’t get enough of horror anthology films. It’s like getting three or four horror movies all in one. With films like ‘Chillerama‘, ‘Trick R Treat‘, ‘Body Bags‘, and ‘Creepshow‘, we’ve been exposed to a ton of great little horror shorts that have lived in our lives for decades. Some have been good, while others not so good. One thing is for sure though, all have been entertaining and memorable. Back in 1986, when a lot of these horror anthology films were being released, Jeffrey Delman made his own with ‘Deadtime Stories‘.

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Fantastic Fest 2019 – First Wave Announcements!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 2nd, 2019
Reaching the milestone of fifteen years, Fantastic Fest continues to champion groundbreaking international genre films, bringing a diverse array of global filmmakers to Austin in a highly-controlled explosion of curated cinematic mayhem.

Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 19 and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 15th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Mexican movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Mexico, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

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Annabelle Comes Home – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 27th, 2019

Set in the horrifying Conjuring universe where paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel around the world and investigate strange phenomenons, perform exorcisms, and help families out with evil spirits, have both seen some truly terrifying things. The catch is that it’s all real or at least based on real-life events. With all of these horror movies that started with The Conjuring, there have been a few spinoff movies. The most popular of them is the frightening possessed doll named Annabelle, which is now on its third movie titled Annabelle Comes Home. Directed by Gary Dauberman, who has been the lead writer on the past Annabelle films, this sequel is his first foray into the director’s chair with original filmmaker James Wan producing. The result is too much of a slow pace for its own good, in addition to taking itself too seriously in an already flooded cheap scare and tiresome plot that we have seen two dozen times before.

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Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 27th, 2017

Was 2017 a great year for movies? Of course it was. There were some excellent films to be released in 2017. There were also some bad ones for sure, but the focus on this article are some of the Best films that stuck with me long after viewing. Most people will give you their Top 10 list, but this is no Top 10, because there are just so many movies that I loved and feel passionate about, that I find it difficult and unpleasing to rank them.

Instead, these are my favorite movies of 2017, which I hope you’ve seen already. If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a real treat and I can’t wait for you to see them. Some of these films are still in theaters, while some are on Netflix, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray, so you’ll be able to quickly see any of these if you haven’t. I watched over 270 movies that were released in 2017 and these are my absolute favorites. I hope you get to see all of these, because I know you’ll love them. In no particular order…..

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We have a very fun 60th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 60th episode, titled ‘Stranger Lethal Weapons‘, we talk about the new Netflix shows ‘Stranger Things 2‘, ‘Mind Hunters‘, and the late breaking news on Kevin Spacey and the cancellation of ‘House of Cards‘. We also dive into ideas for ‘Lethal Weapon 5‘ since that is a thing now. Then we get into some quick video game coverage and onto overrated movies, which nearly killed me. Literally, I almost died. Then it was onto a ton of horror movie franchises and Dinner for 5, where we talk about who we would invite to a dinner party (living or dead).  It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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‘We Have Questions’ Ep #1 – Halloween!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 26th, 2017

Behold! A brand new podcast show is here and it’s called ‘We Have Questions‘, where we tackle a wide range of subjects and ask the fun, intelligent, and whacky questions that are on everyone’s mind. Your hosts and question-aires are Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction and WFAA TV and Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest, and we dig deep into each researched subject with trivia, amusement, and of course – more questions.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Ghost Story’!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 3rd, 2017

Written By Bryan Kluger:

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(This film review portion is written by Audrey Evans.)

Fresh off the wings of his most commercial movie to date, Pete’s Dragon (2016), Director David Lowery floats back to his Indie roots with the dreamy fantasy drama, ‘A Ghost Story.’  This ponderous portrait of life, loss and existence will undoubtedly make art enthusiasts coo over its alluring framework and vision, but for those anticipating an intensely haunting experience, be prepared for more mood than material. Time is of the essence in this story; the right state of mind and patience will reward you, that is, if you’re still alert before the leisurely picture reaches its point.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

James Cameron’s sci-fi opus Terminator 2: Judgement Day is getting the 4K UHD treatment in time for the holidays, which is so awesome. This is is one of the best films ever made and we finally get a fantastic 4K Disc with all of the bonus features from prior releases along with a brand new never-before-seen documentary, along with new commentary with the actors and filmmaker.

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Criterion Announces October 2017 Titles!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Wow. Just wow. Criterion has just announced their October 2017 releases and I think I want every single one of them. It’s going to be a good month for Criterion releases for sure. Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is finally getting the Criterion treatment in a new 4K restoration. Also there will be the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me coming to Criterion with over 90 minutes of extras. Aldo there will be Personal Shopper, the amazing horror, musical about mermaids called The Lure and of course a Halloween favorite – Vampyr. In addition, there will be Orson Welles‘ Shakespeare movie Othello, which will have two version of the film.

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Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 11th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I was born in Massachusetts (moved in middle school) love all the sports teams and have close to 40 families members in and around the outskirts of Boston. The only reason I disclose this is because I watched the news closely during this whole ordeal, read two books on the events/survivors, and caught the excellent HBO doc that premiered late last year. I’m not an expert on the event but I feel like I know a bit more than a casual viewer. Most importantly I wasn’t there. I don’t know anyone who was lost. I can’t imagine what it is like to see a tragic event in your life monetized into a film so I am reviewing this strictly as a fan of movies and how it was portrayed as a movie. The politics, timing, and ramifications of turning events like this into films are for others to debate.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Hunger Games’!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 14th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Have you read ‘Hunger Games’?  Do you know what ‘Hunger Games’ is about?  If not you’re in for a real treat.  ‘Hunger Games’ is based on a trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins.  It’s geared towards young adults.  The premise is a whole lot like ‘Battle Royale’ where a group of young kids or teenagers are picked in a lottery system to battle each other in a designated area until there is only one survivor.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you like creepy thrillers, Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, might have the pic for you. ‘Hellions‘ stars Chloe Rose and Robert Patrick (‘Terminator 2‘) and directed by Bruce McDonald (‘Pontypool‘),  tells a sinister story of one teenager fighting for her life on Halloween night and it’s coming to Blu-ray and DVD February 2nd.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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There are a few things I’m looking forward to by the end of 2015 and watching ‘Krampus‘ is one of them. I can just about guarantee that after I watch this screamer, I will be adding the ‘Krampus Original Motion Picture Soundtrack‘ on vinyl to my “I survived the holidays, I must be rewarded” list.

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WWE: Hell In A Cell 10/25/2015 Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Oct 26th, 2015

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Hell in a Cell is known as the most brutal structure in the WWE. No other match brings with it the sense of foreboding at the mere mention of its name. The WWE Universe waited in anticipation as the Pay Per View that bore the name of the most dreaded match unfolded before them (shown on the WWE Network for the low low monthly rate of $9.99 or free for the first month #BetterThanNetflix) The night saw every Championship defended, as well as honor defended and legends put to rest. The night was filled with ups and downs that kept one guessing and in the end, the WWE delivered as the most demonic structure in sports entertainment lived up to its hype. Did you miss it? Find out what happened now!

 

 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Coming to theaters on December 4, 2015 is the story of ‘Krampus‘, kind of the anti-Santa Claus or Christmas demon. The combination comedy/horror stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner in the picture from Michael Dougherty (‘Trick’r Treat‘).

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest‘ has released their 2nd wave of programming with a huge roster that would work as an entire film fest on its own! Add it to the first wave programming seen here, and by Jupiter’s Cock, it’s going to be exciting!!! There will be advance screenings of ‘The Martian‘, ‘High-Rise‘, ‘Green Room‘, and ‘The Keeping Room‘.

“This is a big year for genre cinema. We’re exceptionally proud to honor incredible filmmakers and welcome back some of Fantastic Fest’s favorites,” said Tim League, Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder.

Sticking true to Fantastic Fest’s penchant for chaos and explosive events, they welcome Itchy-O to Austin for the first time. A blazing, 32-member aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Said festival director Kristen Bell, “We cannot wait for them to unleash their percussive mayhem on our audience as hysteria has a welcome home at Fantastic Fest.”

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Fantastic Fest 2015. Final wave of titles to be announced shortly.

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‘Jurassic World’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 24th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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One of the biggest films even made, actually the 3rd highest grossing film ever ‘Jurassic World‘ is getting the Blu-ray treatment in 2D and 3D. Not only that, there will be an option for a limited edition Collectible Steel Packaging with tons of cool extras and the best video/audio presentations that Universal has to offer. The Blu-ray will be released October 20th with the Digital version being available on October 1st. I can’t wait to watch this again. Below you can read about all of the details and information. Don’t forget to pre-order.

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Film Review: ‘Learning to Drive’!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 21st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Learning to Drive opens at the completion of driving instruction with Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) speaking words of wisdom and reality to his student driver.  Next we are guided through a typical day of a hardworking Indian in America.  Two jobs and a house full of relatives/friends from his village, Darwan is a stereotype of who Indians are.  I do not like stereotypes whether factual or not.  People are curvy (multi-faceted) and should not be pressed into any particular box/label.  However, in Learning to Drive, I see the Indian stereotype treated with honor and maybe even understanding.  I do not follow the Sikh religion nor do I understand it, but the worship was portrayed with reverence. 

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WWE: RAW 6/15/15 Recap!! The Beast is Back!!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 17th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More…

Hold on tight, business is picking up. Just 24 hours after WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins defended his title against Dean Ambrose at Money in the Bank, the WWE rolled into Cleveland, OH for Raw! The WWE Universe had no idea what was in store for it as the night began and was left buzzing with electricity as the night ended. Let’s just say Battleground (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for new subscribers in the month of June. And just the low low price of $9.99 for the rest of us.) will live up to its name. What happened? Find Out Now!

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Angelic Heel once more…

The WWE rolled into the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and took it by storm with this week’s Smackdown! The WWE Universe was in for an intense night with the promise of a contract signing for the Fatal 4 Way match for the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship. There was also a royal audience granted by King Barrett, Naomi showed more of her dominance of the Diva’s division and there were fierce words from the Bulgarian Brute for the United States Champion. Did you miss Thursday night’s hardest hitting show? Check out what happened now!

 

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Angelic Heel Once More!

Green Bay, WI was the scene of the fall out from WWE’s Extreme Rules (which was shown on the WWE Network FREE!) The questions of the pay per view were answered and the WWE Universe witnessed the first rounds of the King of the Ring Tournament. What was Randy Orton’s reaction to having his move used on him? What would be the ramifications of Kane’s actions as the gate keeper? Find Out Now!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Matthew Vaughn, the director behind the astonishing success of ‘Kick Ass‘ and ‘X-Men: First Class‘ and his latest ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, has found his next project and it’s ‘Flash Gordon‘!!!

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WWE: RAW Recap! 2/16/15 Expect the Unexpected!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 19th, 2015

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We continued on the road home to Fastlane as WWE’s RAW hit us hard from Orlando, FL! The night treated the WWE Universe to some hard hitting brawls that have been boiling for weeks and if there is one thing that we learned from the evening, expect the unexpected.  No amount of family counseling can heal the wounds from this weeks installment. Who was left bloody and who continues to ride the wave of momentum into FASTLANE (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of February)?

 

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WWE: NXT Takeover: RIVAL Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 13th, 2015

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Angelic Heel once again!

Once again the NXT Superstars destroyed all expectations as they took over the WWE Network with NXT Takeover: Rival! Full Sail University exploded with excitement as every match was better than the last. The NXT Universe was witness to championship contests that were the very essence of ruthless aggression. Professional wrestling was at its finest as these Rivals faced one another and laid it all on the line. Which NXT Titles changed hands and who made short work of their opponents? Find out as I recap the most anticipated WWE Live event in February!

 

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Paul N., Here…

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I am not claiming that all of the following movies are cinematic works of art. Some of these films might be considered mediocre at best. However, they do all have one thing in common; all of them suffer from having that one scene that takes audiences out of the moment and makes them groan in disbelief.  This list includes movies that were meant to be taken seriously. So over-the-top comedies and machismo action flicks will not be found as they are created with the intent of being ridiculous.

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