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Minneapolis! St. Paul! You’re covered

Twin Cities Psychotronic Film Society The latest PFS has been given our blessing and they’ve already had our buddy David “The Rock” Nelson up for a special show. Now they’re ready for their first big event, a 35mm screening of … Continue reading

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B-fest 2017 schedule line-up – exposed!

You will believe paper plates can fly! The annual 24-hour marathon of trashfilm mess-terpieces return to Northwestern University this Friday! For the particulars, tune your viewscreens to www.b-fest.com . We will be attending and trying to outsmart the wi-fi and … Continue reading

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Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Blu-ray box set)

Gruesome Seventeensome The release of this 17-disc retrospective box set, especially arriving the month following the pioneering filmmaker’s death, brings on insistent waves of nostalgia. It may seem odd to apply the word “nostalgia” to material that includes scenes of … Continue reading

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October Chicago marathon of marathons

A Halloween Massacre Box? Last weekend I was in a packed house at the Music Box Theater for their annual Music Box of Horrors event, a 24-hour marathon of horror films. The parade of terrors was spiced with personal appearances by … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla [Resurgence]

A monster for our time The worldwide success of the American-made Godzilla (2014), Japan’s Toho Studios to respond with yet another Godzilla film of their own. The result is one of the most unique films ever made, both a remake … Continue reading

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Definitive Blood Bath coming from Arrow Video

If you’re a reader of Video Watchdog magazine (and if not you should be), you may recall one of their defining articles was editor Tim Lucas’ 3-part article “Operation Titian”, which traced the evolution of multiple versions of a film … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters go Blu Oct. 2

Anticipating a pre-Halloween rush, Universal is releasing UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION on Blu-ray October 2. The 8-disc set includes Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and … Continue reading

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From a Shout to a Scream

Shout Factory announces new label Psychotronic films have been well served by the Shout! Factory DVD label, from their respectful treatment of their Roger Corman titles to their Mystery Science Theater 3000 box sets. Today the label announced a new … Continue reading

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New Monster show at the Portage!

Here’s an announcement from PFS member Monster John about this weekend’s monster movie marathon at Chicago’s Portage Theater: Continue reading

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Skyline on DVD/Blu-ray

Lost horizon This ambitious sci-fi thriller had the earmarks of a surefire hit. It’s an alien invasion epic with lots of scary monsters, explosions and battles, spiced with a few fresh ideas and served via excellent special effects work. It’s … Continue reading

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