It’s the 20th episode of Aural Pleasures and we’re thrilled to actually have made it this long! Jonny and Bill are joined by Bill’s brother Dan for a roundtable discussion about everything under the sun, including Jurassic Park 3D, Evil Dead, Friday The 13th, and more.
The guys also chat some music, including the soundtracks to Halo 4 and Bioshock: Infinite as well as groups like Deftones and Rob Zombie‘s upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. They also go over the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and figure out which bands Bill is excited to see! (Hint: it’s not Five Finger Death Punch)
Also, keep your ears peeled back for a guest appearance from one of our favorite bands, Tool! All this and a whole lot more, so give it all a listen below! READ MORE
Reviewed by James A. Janisse
The original Halloween, released in 1978, changed the face of the horror genre. Although there had been earlier “slasher” films (notably, Black Christmas in 1973), this low-budget independent film was the first to make it big and really bring the subgenre to the mainstream. It was soon followed by Friday the 13th and other films that amped up the gore and number of teen victims. Thus, when it came time to bring Michael Myers back to the big screen, the filmmakers behind Halloween II followed suit and tried to combine the original’s suspense with the new demand for more graphic and bloody sequences. READ MORE
Reviewed by Mike Ferraro
I used to really like Halloween 4 when I was a kid but I haven’t really revisited it too often in my adult years. Even during the Zombie Halloween years, I could only muster up the strength to revisit John Carpenter’s masterful original. So when given the opportunity to check out the film on Blu-ray, I was pretty excited. Did my excitement stand? READ MORE
Old school horror aficionados should be aware that tomorrow, January 24th, Scorpion Releasing and Katarina’s Nightmare Theater will be releasing some rare treats.
First up is a the double disc of The Devil’s Men (featuring Donald Pleasance and Peter Cushing!) and Terror. The Joan Collins starter Revenge will also be available. The Devil’s Men/Terror disc ill be limited to 1700 copies. Just a heads up.
Per the press release, “In ‘The Devil’s Men’, tourists visiting a Greek archeological site are being abducted by a strange cult intent on providing their God – the Minotaur – with sacrifice. Father Raoche (Donald Pleasance) enlists the help of a former pupil and NY private detective to find out what has happened to them! Starring horror icon Peter Cushing, this film was released here in the states as ‘Land Of The Minotaur’ in an edited PG version; now watch the cult classic UNCUT for the first time in the U.S.! The film is paired off with Norman J. Warren’s ‘Terror’! Filmmaker James Garrick holds a party to screen his new movie about the violent deaths of his real-life ancestors. Three hundred years earlier, the diabolical witch, Mad Molly, placed a curse on his family after they burned her at the stake. The descendants and party-goers soon begin dying in brutally inventive fashion.
Joan Collins stars in this gripping suspense thriller ‘Revenge’. After his ten-year-old daughter is brutally attacked and murdered on her way back from school, her father (James Booth – ‘Zulu’, ‘Pray For Death’) becomes obsessed with exacting revenge upon her killer. He knows the suspect, who has just been released by the police due to lack of evidence. The father vows to force a confession out of him at all costs. But what if he has chosen the wrong man for his vengeance?!>”
Scorpion Releasing doesn’t sell directly to consumers so your best bet is hitting up Amazon.
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Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois and he and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael’s child. She runs to Haddonfield to get Dr. Loomis to help her again. Meanwhile, the family that adopted Laurie Strode is living in the Myers house. And being stalked by Michael Myers. It’s the curse of Thorn that Michael is possessed by that makes him kill his family. And it’s up to Tommy Doyle, the boy from Halloween, and Dr.Loomis, to stop them all.
Fifth in the Halloween series and the fourth to feature the character of Michael Myers. It is close to Halloween 1989 and Jamie (the heroine of H4) is in Haddonfield’s Children’s Hospital after attacking her step-mother the year previously. She is being treated by Dr. Loomis with the aid of her step-sister Rachel and Rachel’s friend Tina but she hasn’t said a word since the attack but to her horror discovers that she has a mind-link to her murdering uncle, Michael who has spent the year recovering from his wounds in a coma and awakes to again go after Jamie. His plan is to lure Jamie out of the hospital by going after Tina (who is going to a Halloween party) and by murdering Rachel. Jamie knows that she must leave the hospital to save herself and with the aid of Dr. Loomis set out to defeat Michael on his own home ground – The Myers house…