Low-budget Irish horror. The film follows a group of young friends as they head on a camping trip to a music festival. But before they get there they make a stop in a rural village and, after a few drinks, decide to camp in the surrounding woods that are rumoured to be haunted. Their decision proves costly, however, as they are stalked and terrorised throughout the night by a group of would-be murderers in the woods.
In 1968, a young college drop-out named George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team - from Pittsburgh policemen, iron workers, housewives and even a roller rink owner -to create a low-budget horror film that would revolutionise the industry and spawn a new flesh-eating monster that endures to this day. That film was Night of The Living Dead. Birth of the Living Dead is the story of how Romero managed to pull off the greatest guerrilla shoot of all time. The film includes exclusive new interviews with the godfather of zombie films himself, as well as brand new animations created by Gary Pullin. Put together with sixties archival footage, this film shows just how politically charged Night was, set against the backdrop of race riots and Vietnam the film challenged the establishment and had enormous fun doing it. With a range of candid interviews and fascinating insight, Birth of the Living Dead is an absolute must have for any horror fan. Prepare to enter the original zombie universe and remember: They're coming to get you, Barbara.
Birth of the Living Dead In 1968, a young college drop-out named George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team - from Pittsburgh policemen, iron workers, housewives and even a roller rink owner -to create a low-budget horror film that would revolutionise the industry and spawn a new flesh-eating monster that endures to this day. That film was Night of The Living Dead. Birth of the Living Dead is the story of how Romero managed to pull off the greatest guerrilla shoot of all time. The film includes exclusive new interviews with the godfather of zombie films himself, as well as brand new animations created by Gary Pullin. Put together with sixties archival footage, this film shows just how politically charged Night was, set against the backdrop of race riots and Vietnam the film challenged the establishment and had enormous fun doing it. With a range of candid interviews and fascinating insight, Birth of the Living Dead is an absolute must have for any horror fan. Prepare to enter the original zombie universe and remember: They're coming to get you, Barbara. Night of the Living Dead Over thirty years ago in the quiet Pennsylvania countryside, the dead began to walk. Gripped by an insatiable hunger for human flesh, the ghouls' ghastly quest inadvertently brought together six strangers whose inability to unite would ultimately lead to their tragic downfall.
Few films from the rental shop era are more likely to raise a smile among Scream Queen buffs than 1987's classic SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA. Originally released in the UK under the moniker of THE IMP, this creature feature favourite introduces us to a pint-sized pest that grants wishes but also takes soul-control of those stupid enough to fall for his promises. Featuring a cast headlined by video vixen superstars Linnea Quigley (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD), Brinke Stevens (NIGHTMARE SISTERS) and Michelle Bauer (HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS), and directed by low budget legend David DeCoteau (CREEPOZOIDS), this is not only a rental shop romp that defies time but one of the all-time must-see late night beer and pizza pot-boilers! With plenty of boobs and blood, and a brand new HD restoration, 88 Films is proud to present SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA in a stunning special edition Blu-ray package! Extra: Trailer
Released in 1991, THE BONE YARD is a certified cult classic of the VHS era that mixes the bad taste splatter humour of such classics as THE EVIL DEAD and RE-ANIMATOR with enough corpse-shambling thrills and ghoulish chills to make for an essential late night watch. Telling of a living dead outbreak in a coroner's office, THE BONE YARD is a claustrophobic love letter to George A. Romero that inotrduces some original ideas to the well-worn meat-munching trope. With a cast that includes television legend Phyllis Diller and B-movie veteran Ed Nelson (A BUCKET OF BLOOD) and with ertswhile makeup effects genius James Cummins (THE THING) as director - this is one low budget bout of blood-splattered brilliance that more than deserves its HD premiere from 88 Films!! Starring: Ed Nelson, Deborah Rose, Norman Fell Directed by: James Cummins SPECIAL FEATURES: New HD Restoration from the Original Negative Uncompressed LPCM Stereo Soundtrack Optional English Subtitles Audio Commentary with Director James Cummins and Producer Richard F. Brophy Interview with Actress Phyliss Diller Interview with Director James Cummins Interview with Producer Richard F. Brophy Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Comedy Artwork
For the first time on Blu-Ray anywhere!! Amazon Women on the Moon is a 1987 American satirical comedy film that parodies the experience of watching low-budget movies on late-night television. The film, featuring a large ensemble cast, was written by Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland, and takes the form of a compilation of 21 comedy skits directed by five different directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, and Robert K. Weiss. The title Amazon Women on the Moon refers to the central film-within-a-film, a spoof of science-fiction movies from the 1950s that borrows heavily from Queen of Outer Space (1958) starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, itself a movie that recycles elements of earlier science-fiction works such as Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Fire Maidens from Outer Space (1955), and Forbidden Planet (1956). Film actors making cameo appearances in various sketches included Rosanna Arquette, Ralph Bellamy, Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher, Steve Forrest, Steve Guttenberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kelly Preston, and Henry Silva, alongside television actors such as Ed Begley, Jr., Bryan Cranston, David Alan Grier, Howard Hesseman, Peter Horton, William Marshall, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Picardo, and Roxie Roker. Other notable people in the cast included voice actors Corey Burton and Phil Hartman, talk show host Arsenio Hall, adult film actress Monique Gabrielle, science-fiction writer Forrest J. Ackerman, B-movie stars Lana Clarkson and Sybil Danning, musician B. B. King, radio personalities Roger Barkley and Al Lohman, composer Ira Newborn, director Russ Meyer, model Corinne Wahl, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, Firesign Theater member Phil Proctor, and independent film actor Paul Bartel. John Landis had previously directed The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), which employed a similar sketch anthology format.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, low-budget filmmaker Seth wants to blow up a car for his latest project. Is there enough cash in our legal defense fund for Tom and Ray to even consider giving Seth any advice? Elsewhere, late-night TV might be the cure for Sarah's dented Taurus; a manure overload may have made Art's truck's steering *%^! the bed; and, Stephan is bothered by his truck's knocking, but even more concerned about his mechanic's fix for it. Also, should Byron challenge the marital-industrial complex and insist on driving away from his wedding in his pickup truck? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: April 9, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/160409/rt_cart_160409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the light of day, the world seems pleasant and safe. We tell ourselves we are the top of the life chain, the ultimate evolved species. When the sun sets and menacing eyes open, the lie is over. Our laughable dominance over the earth fades behind the veil of night. Beneath quiet and gloomy skies, rotten fingers claw upward from the cold ground. Coffin lids squeal. The lunatics in dank cells cackle the hymns of hell. Torturous nightmares rage in innocent minds devouring hope and sanity. Blades of vengeance harvest false justice among the guiltless. And the claws of forgotten beasts kill without reason. They Come at Midnight...to feed...and to bring us to our knees in serve to their dark masters. At the final toll of the bell, the wicked hunt begins, and there is no hope for our survival. Everette Bell brings us twelve tales of screaming terror in the tradition of scratchy radio dramas, black and white drive-in movies, and low budget video cassettes. Feel the breath of death on your neck as you read the tolling tales of the midnight hour of doom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Wehrlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004921/bk_acx0_004921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film director Joel Schumacher and actor Greg Kinnear on this edition of Fresh Air. Joel Schumacher's films include St. Elmo's Fire, The Client, A Time to Kill, and Batman Forever. His latest film, Tigerland, is now out on video. It's about a group of army recruits in training who are about to be shipped off to Vietnam. The film was made on a low budget in 28 days, on 16 millimeter film and mostly with hand-held cameras. In making the film, Schumacher was inspired by the Dogma 95 movement by Danish film director Lars von Trier. The movement rejects Hollywood artifice, abandoning the use of elaborate lighting, special effects, and music. (REBROADCAST from 10/9/00) Greg Kinnear's newest film is Someone Like You. He plays a soap opera star in the film Nurse Betty, which is now out on video. Kinnear's other films include As Good as It Gets (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award) and Sabrina. Kinnear got his start as host and executive producer of Talk Soup on E! Entertainment. Later he hosted his own late-night talk show, Later with Greg Kinnear. (Broadcast Dates: October 9, 2000 and September 14, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010427/rt_whyy_010427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.