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Saturday, December 24, 2011

“The Collapsed” Movie Trailer


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In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive against insurmountable odds. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home.
The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries.
Can they survive?

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“Inbred” Movie Trailer


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A disparate group of young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved. This is a demented horror film with nowt taken out.

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“The Sacred” Trailer


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A group of University students travel to a remote patch of land deep in the Florida swamps to complete their thesis project on Native American Folklore.
A couple of hundred years ago this “Sacred” ground was used by Indians to judge criminals and unwanted members of the tribal community. According to legend, these grounds have the power to bring "sins” back to life, to bring the dead back to life, punishing whoever is guilty of serious crimes.
As the students quickly find out, past actions can lead to present nightmares.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

“Huff” Puts New Spin On Three Little Pigs Tale


New Horror/Thriller “Huff” has just wrapped principle photography and promises to bring a new angle to the whole Three Little Pigs Story. Based on the little synopsis on this script top sheet- some wolves are harder to flee from. Directed by Paul Morrell and costarring Charlie O’Connell, Natasha Alam, Elina Madison and Clint Howard, “Huff” had a 13-day shooting schedule. Principal photography kicked off on location in San Francisquito Canyon on Dec. 5 and wound up there Sunday. Producers are aiming at a theatrical release by September 2012.
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Here is the extended plot line from the movies Facebook Page:
In this dark, allegorical adaptation of The Three Little Pigs, Virgil “Huff” Huffington (Charlie O’Connell) is an abusive stepfather to three teenage girls living in poverty in rural Southern California. Huff is on the verge of a lucrative drug deal that will finally give him the money to escape his miserable life and retire in Mexico in style with his sexy mistress, Laci (Natasha Alam).
Huff’s plan begins to unravel when his battered wife, Lorelei (Elina Madison), secretly gives Huff’s drug money to her three daughters to run away and seek better lives for themselves. This triggers a chain of rage-induced asthma attacks (yes, Huff “huffs and puffs”), violence, and murders as Huff attempts to locate the three runaways and recover his money.
Brixi (Amber Bollinger), the oldest and smartest daughter, must fight for survival as she attempts to protect her sisters from their beastly stepfather.
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Charlie O’Connell, younger brother of Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire), has signed on to play the title role of Huff. The younger O’Connell is best known as The Bachelor (2005) and makes a departure from his handsome charmer persona by assuming the role of a manipulative, volatile, asthma-stricken stepfather who adeptly uses Bible scripture to oppress, manipulate and abuse his wife and three little stepdaughters.
July 2010 Playboy cover model Natasha Alam (“True Blood,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) shows up as Huff’s kinky mistress and source of funds for his big drug deal. Insiders say to expect a “closed set” for her scenes. Mayra Leal, fresh off the success of her memorable role in 2010 action-thriller Machete from Robert Rodriguez, stars as a strung out neighbor who befriends the young girls until her addictions get the best of her. Multi-talented fan favorite Clint Howard (Apollo 13, The Dilemma, Evilspeak) will also appear in this twisted tale.
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New Poster Released For “Iron Sky” Warns All To "Enjoy Christmas While You Can"!


Deemed a dark science fiction film where Nazi's managed to go beyond the friendly skies into space and make a base on the moon, now are coming back in full force to retake Earth by SStorm!
Check out the newest promo poster for this demented little gem…
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In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon. In 2018 they are coming back.
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Machine by Jennifer Pelland


Jennifer Pelland lives outside Boston with an Andy, three cats, an impractical amount of books, and an ever-growing stash of belly dance gear. She's a two-time Nebula nominee, and her short story collection Unwelcome Bodies is also available from Apex. Visit her on the web at www.jenniferpelland.com.

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Celia's body is not her own, but even her conscious mind can barely tell the difference. Living on the cutting edge of biomechanical science was supposed to allow her to lead a normal life in a near-perfect copy of her physical self while awaiting a cure for a rare and deadly genetic disorder.
But a bioandroid isn't a real person. Not according to the protesters outside Celia's house, her coworkers, or even her wife. Not according to her own evolving view of herself. As she begins to strip away the human affectations and inhibitions programmed into her new body, the chasm between the warm pains of flesh-and-blood life and the chilly comfort of the machine begins to deepen. Love, passion, reality, and memory war within Celia's body until she must decide whether to betray old friends or new ones in the choice between human and machine.
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“Spin” One Sheet Harold The Warning “Trust No One”


Trust No One! That is the terrifying warning of the film “Spin” directed by Rob Garcia and starring Haylie Duff, Michael Ironside and Gonzalo Menendez and what the director said is a solid cast. It is slated for a 2012 release with a sequel following fast on its tale, scheduled to go into production in the 4th quarter of that same year.

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Rich heiress Allie McClean heads off on a weekend getaway at here family’s home in the middle of no man’s land. Unfortunately the caretaker Ben turns out to be a homicidal maniac who is ordered by Allie’s father to kill her and her friends.
Soon the nightmare destined troop find themselves one by one staring at the face of their own demise as they fight for survival and try to make sense of the brutal events transpiring before them.
Sometimes the only thing Daddy knows is destruction!

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My Review Of “Sint/Saint”


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A fricking great story of Sinterklauss like never before! The whole celebration period around Dec. 5th tradition of having towns people dress as St. Nick and “Black Pete” a character that would never fly in American culture!.Black Pete is basically white people in black face traipsing around town creating tom foolery as they accompany Saint Nicholas.

Now here is were things get scary (Major Spoilers … ) This saint isn’t as much as a savior as he is a demonic carnivore bend on raising a bloody holy apocalypse on the poor city of Amsterdam. He is undead, cursed and out for vengeance and you better lock your fucking doors and cement in your fireplace and lurn to slow your breathing to near death rates! He will get you and your children.


I can honestly say that this story held my attention the entire time, well there was a brief moment when dear ole Nick was m.i.a in the film and it was more of a “find the bomber” type situation but very minimal amount of time. Soon the carnage began again. Oh and this slayer is very non discriminant in who he kills = Adults, teens and yes there is the splatter and screams of little children. “Sint” offers a very equal opportunity slayerific experience.

The story was common as any other holiday horror. Promiscuous youths, urban legend and set ups familiar to any horror film. This film however is in the middle of a very active and modern city of the world and has moments were it is more like a “Mission Impossible” film than a slaughter film. Very reminiscent of when Jason took Manhattan. Some go almost unnoticed by the evil saint while others seem to be dead in his sites at all cost.

This is a really good holiday film that offers more to any horror fans Christmas tradition. So if a Saint Nicholas eating and killing children and terrorizing town folk is right up your Evil Santa and Krampus parade filled affair then check this film out. However be warned your options are this – subtitled or dubbed in English. I chose the dubbed but think I would have experienced it more intensely in subtitle form.

New “The Woman In Black” Poster


New Poster for “The Woman In Black” asks a haunting question that we all seem to be asking as well, “What Did They See”. It does it in classic macabre style that plays tribute to the glory days of Hammer Films iconic imagery.

In theaters February 3 “The Woman In Black stars: Daniel Ratcliffe CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Alisa Khazanova, Tim McMullan, Roger Allam, Daniel Cerqueira, Shaun Dooley, Mary Stockley, Cathy Sara, David Burke, Victor McGuire, Lucy May Barker also star.
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“Jacob”


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"Lonely and disturbed Jacob Kell loved his little sister more than anything on earth. When she is tragically murdered by their stepfather in a drunken rage, Jacob retaliates the only way he knows how...and anyone who crosses his path will know there is no limit to his brutal revenge."
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“House Of Mirrors” 2012 Trailer


The trailer for “House OF Mirrors” doesn’t offer much to the visual aspect of the story but does tease a couple of possible views however one must not be quick to judge based on trailers and as I have often learned never judge a film by it’s trailers. Anyway this seems to try on a low budget but well thought out process the notion “Pay for your sins” as it melds two worlds that are in juxtaposed.  
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Max Emerson, played by Brian Shotwell, is a successful music executive whose seemingly perfect life is turned upside down after waking up in his mansion. Amnesiac and unable to remember how he got there, he receives a phone call from a stranger claiming to have evidence that he committed a murder the night before.
With just 48 hours to solve the crime, the sadistic madman strings him along, taunting him with clues as his therapist, Ramona (played by Josette Pacino), helps him remember the events leading up to that fateful night. Lies and deception run deep within his circle of friends, including his bodyguard Vince (played by Xu Razer), who tries to help him unravel the event that put him in this dilemma but instead leads him into further confusion. Music by Gothic industrial artist Jeremiah Saint.
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Trailer For “Playback” Starring Christian Slater


Coming February 2012 on VOD and later, May 9th to be exact is “Playback” by Michael Nickles. This supernatural thriller offers us a fresh new cast of characters and well footed supernatural fave of the genre, the found footage theme. Only with this film it is a mix of dramatics mixed with discovery footage of tragedies that befall the cast. Christian Slater is a great actor and this in no way will suck on the level that “Alone in the Dark” did oh so many years ago! It actually could do for the 21st century horror genre what “Scream” did for it in the last of the 20th century. Look for it this coming Spring and check out the trailer below….
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While digging into their town’s infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.”

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

GreatShadow By James Maxey


Book one of the Dragon Apocalypse.
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Greatshadow is the primal dragon of fire, an elemental evil whose malign intellegence spies upon mankind through every candle flame, waiting to devour any careless victim he can claim. The Church of the Book has assembled a team of twelve battle-hardened adventurers to slay the dragon once and for all. But tensions run high between the leaders of the team who view mission as a holy duty and the super-powered mercanaries who add power to their ranks, who view the mission primarily as a chance to claim Greatshadow's vast treasure trove. If the warrior fails to slay the beast, will they doom mankind to death by fire.
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“Jack The Giant Killer” Trailer


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A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.

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“The Innkeepers” Trailer Seems Promising


When I first started reading and posting about Ti West’s “The Innkeepers”  I first thought “oh a kiddie film about ghosts”. Then later I thought “if this gonna be scary I will kiss your asses. So know I am kinda almost convinced that this film will be actually a bit scary. The trailer promises a more mature and intense look at the story of the Yankee Pedlar Inn. have a look for yourselves and see what you think.
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After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees -Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.

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Even Killer Bees Know What Is Hot!


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As chaos and death swirl all around him, PROFESSOR BENSINGTON laments his role in the end of the world, and reveals to us what caused the horror: his research assistant, a young college student named REDWOOD, traveled to San Marino to oversee Professor Bensington’s honey bee experiments. While following the professor’s orders, Redwood inadvertently unleashed a global biological disaster in the form of giant, zombie, killer bees…

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Dead Stay Dead by Paul Jessup


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What do you get when you cross Buffy the Vampire Slayer with equal parts Shaun of the Dead? Well… we’re not sure, but Paul Jessup’s Dead Stay Dead does an admirable job of trying!
Natasha is a ghost whisperer. Her roommate is a gypsy able to explode heads Scanners style with her mind. And campus has been overrun by zombies. What’s a girl to do?
In Jessup’s fast-paced, gore-packed novella you’ll follow Natasha as she attempts to save her school (and humanity, she supposes) from an impending apocalypse. Funny, bizarre, and even a bit sad, fans of hardcore zombie fiction will find plenty to enjoy in Dead Stay Dead.
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I want these things! "Lords Of Salem" props...


Zombie released a image showing the props from his upcoming film “Lords Of Salem” and all I can say is I want them all but especially the tom like disk with the cool glyph and the small skull with horns that looks like a ceremonial chalice…
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The film stars Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie and Patricia Quinn. In post production the film  tells of three witches who descend on modern-day Salem, Massachusetts.

“Prometheus” Trailer….This Film Is Gonna Be Good!!!!


Thankfully Bloody Disgusting has produced a good trailer for the “Prometheus” film which debuted at the screening of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and will be in HD later today at Apple. But the BD trailer is below…..
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he story takes place in the distant future. There are two superpowers on Earth fighting each other for what's left of the remaining natural resources spread out across the solar system. One of these superpowers have created and sent a giant terraforming ship to a distant planet called Erix. Their hope is to take this living world and reshape it so that humans can live there. This enormous terraforming spacecraft lands on Erix, a harsh and uninhabitable planet where it dispenses six smaller mobile units called Crawlers which spread across 125 kilometers of the planet and sow seeds which then terraform the planet. And the name of this terraforming spaceship is..."Prometheus." The severity of Erix's indigenous life is notable which are essentially referred to as bio-mechanoid killers.

New Images and 8 Posters Arrive From “The Avengers”


Marvel has released a couple of images from the new film based on “The Avengers” comic series. Just after releasing 8 powerful images of each Avenger in their most disarming poses.
New character posters featuring the various Avengers, as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig Nick Fury and the villainous Loki.
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How much does Arizona State Suck?


“Teddy” a short film by Kevin Sommerfield and Steve Goltz has been banned from the Annual Capstone Film Showcase which premieres the student films created by the Film Program in the Arts Department.
After watching this horror short I think the decision was rash and prejudice against the genre. I mean why else ban this piece. It is not torture porn, it is witty, concise, and dramatic. It does what any good short should do, make you yearn for more. I wanted to see more on Teddy’s backstory, I wanted more gory slaughter scenes, and I just want a full length feature of Teddy in all is revenge and psychotic gory glory! So “Fuck You” Arizona State- You Suck! Show the damn film and give it its just reward.
Oh and just let me just say that I went away from this short with two things- Pabst is evil and douche’s deserve to die!
“Teddy” Rocks!
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Teddy seeks vengeance on debauched teens on weekend camping trip!

“Cold Sweat” Trailer


A deliciously twisted vision of terror that will keep you on the edge and never knowing what will come next, “Cold Sweat” attempts and may succeed to not just be another duplicate of torture/survival horror trying to step out of the shadows of successful films like “Saw” and “Hostel”.  Bogiano burns a new face or should I say he burns new faces into the nightmare world of horror with these twisted purveyors of dark and demented fears. Check out the trailer below…
“Cold Sweat”  breaks out on  US DVD players on January 17th, 2012
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When Roman’s girlfriend disappears he expects to find her in the arms of another man. And find her he does but there is no lover on the scene, only a pair of crazy old men keeping her locked away in the basement of their crumbling mansion. Armed with wild-eyed political ideals and case after case of decades-old and highly unstable dynamite the villainous duo are conducting illicit experiments on a string of young women lured to their home via the internet and if Roman cannot free his young love she is likely to end up in pieces, or worse.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Faceless By Simon Bestwick


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My Review Of “Red Riding Hood”


imagesSo I finally got around to watching this damn movie. I had expectations on seeing it sooner but that was before they watered it down to a PG 13 rating. To me they would have done a much better film with edgier and more mature visualization of this classic tale. So I waited and THANK Godz I did!!!

I am not saying that this filmed sucked because it didn’t but quite frankly it didn’t get me going. The most exciting thing I can say about it is “the cape was pretty”. So brilliant and crimson and flowing and against the snow and dark forest (which by the way “rocked”).


Sadly though there was no real gut wrenching suspense and no hard action. The scenes were almost impotent and “so what”. I did however like the fact that it kept me guessing about the wolf. Who was it? The whole time I was thinking the mother or later the grandmother but then (oh this is all spoiler shit so don’t read it….if that type stuff bothers you.) Then to find out who the wolf was just seemed so satisfying. It was the films only saving grace. Quiet frankly I would have love to seen more sexual tension and graphic violence. After all it is a werewolf film. Those bitches are sloppy eaters, people! No they had to tone it down for the kiddies. This was basically a love story on a censored dime store wave of “why the fuck make this d*mn film if nothing real is gonna come from the experience”

I would have had better things to say about this film but I could not find much. Here is what I thought was great about the film. The actors done great jobs bringing these characters to life. The cinematography was epic and beautifully shot. The houses in the village made me actually want to go out into the deep dark forest and build a short stilted cottage to live in till the end of time. Oh and the two rival lovers of Red were both pleasing to the eye. Just to bad they didn’t show the goods. That is all I am saying!

“Girls Gone Dead” Gets Major Distribution Deal For North America!


According to their Facebook Page "Girls Gone Dead” will be distributing their little cult classic gone wild throughout US with the help of EntertainmentOne. They are behind distribution of such titles as “The Twilight Saga” and “Tree Of Life” and “Shark Night 3D”. Look for a late summer 2012 release.
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“Girls Gone Dead” is a throwback to the 1980's sex-comedy/horror flicks. The plot centers around six beautiful high school friends who reunite for spring break during their freshman year in college - only to find a sadistic killer with a medieval war hammer has targeted them. The cast features Caley Hayes of "Sex Drive"; Penthouse Pet Ryan Keely; Al Sapienza of "The Soprano's"; Jerry Lawler ("WWE Raw"); Sal 'The Stockbroker' Governale of "The Howard Stern Show"; Beetlejuice from "The Howard Stern Show" - plus supporting roles from Shawn C. Phillips; Janessa Brazil (Penthouse Pet); B-Movie icon Joel D. Wynkoop, Ron Jeremy and more.

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Cool Production Pics From Set Of “Teen Wolf”


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MTV's surprise hit Teen Wolf is fang deep into shooting its second season.
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New Image From “Prometheus”


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Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With 'Prometheus' he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
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‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ Trailer Promises More Blood, More Sex, And More Awesomeness!


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The new Spartacus series picks up where Andy Whitfield’s Spartacus had over thrown his masters after rallying the slaves and gladiators to fight for revenge and freedom against Roman piousness. This season has the band of renegades bringing the violence full circle and back to the man that is responsible for all the tragedies in Spartacus’ life, Gaius Claudius Glaber .

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Trailer for “The Hobbit” Released…


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"The Hobbit" follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.






See The Trailer For “The Theatre Bizarre”


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“The Theatre Bizarre” contains seven separate and disturbing chapters from seven cutting-edge genre directors that promise horror like you never experienced before.

Add A Little Yule To The Holiday Season!


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Yule or Yuletide ("Yule-time") is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic people as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. The festival was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. The festival was placed on December 25 when the Christian calendar (Julian calendar) was adopted. Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt.
Yule is celebrated with gatherings that often involve a meal and gift giving. Further attempts at reconstruction of surviving accounts of historical celebrations are often made, a hallmark being variations of the traditional. Groups such as the Asatru Folk Assembly in the US recognize the celebration as lasting 12 days, beginning on the date of the winter solstice.
Ham / Turkey (we cook both, it’s a holiday!) on Dec.25th
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green beans
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pumpkin spice cake
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Ancient Yule Traditions are generally attributed to the injunction of the angels who sang at the birth of Christ, but according to a much older story the idea of peace and good-will at Yule-tide was taught centuries before Christ.
According to ancient yule traditions of the Edda, gifts from the gods and goddesses were laid on Balder's bier and he, in turn, sent gifts back from the realm of darkness into which he had fallen.
However, it probably is from the Roman Saturnalia that the ancient yule traditions of the free exchange of presents and the spirit of revelry have been derived. The Druids held the mistletoe in great reverence in their ancient yule traditions because of its mysterious birth. When the first new growth was discovered it was gathered by the white-robed priests, who cut it from the main bough with a golden sickle never used for any other purpose. The food peculiar to this season of rejoicing has retained many features of the feasting recorded among the ancient yule traditions of earlier people. The boar made his appearance in mythological circles and ancient yule traditions when one was offered as a gift to Frey, god of rain, sunshine, and the fruits of the earth.
This boar was a remarkable animal; he could run faster than a horse, through the air and over water. Darkness could not overtake him, for he was symbolical of the sun, his golden bristles typifying the sun's rays. At one time the boar was believed to be emblematical of golden grain, as he was the first to teach mankind the art of plowing. Because of this service he was most revered by our mythological ancestors. In an account of a feast given in Valhalla to the dead heroes of many battles, Saehrimnir, a sacred boar, was served. Huge pieces were apportioned to the deceased heroes and the meat had such a revivifying effect that, restored to life, according to ancient traditions, they called for arms and began to fight their battles over again.
An abundance of heavenly mead made from goats' milk and honey was provided for the feasts and on occasions ale, too, was served. Certainly Yule-tide was a very merry season among the ancient people who feasted, drank, and danced in honor of the return of the sun, the god of light and new life. When messengers went through the various countries bearing tidings of a new religion and of the birth of a Son who brought light and new life into the whole world, they endeavored to retain as many of the established ancient yule traditions as possible, but gave to the old-time festivals a finer character and significance.
As the fact of Christ's birth was not recorded and there was no certainty as to its date, the early Christian Fathers very wisely ascribed it to Yule-tide, changing the occasion from the birthday of the sun to that of the Son.  For a while the birth of Christ was celebrated on dates varying from the first to the sixth of January; on the dates of certain religious festivals such as the Jewish Passover or the Feast of Tabernacles; but the twenty-fifth of December, the birthday of the sun, was ever the favorite date. Pope Julius, who reigned from 337 to 352 A. D., after a careful investigation, considered it settled beyond doubt that Christ was born on or about the twenty-fifth of December, and by the end of the fifth century that date was very generally accepted by christians.
The transition from the old to the new significance of Yule-tide was brought about so quietly and naturally that it made no great impression on the mind of the masses, so nothing authentic can be learned of the early observance of Christmas. The holly, laurel, mistletoe, and other greens used by the Druids still served as decorations of the season, not as a shelter for fairies, as in former days, but as emblems of resurrection and of immortal hope. The glorious luminary of day, whether known as Balder, Baal, Sol, or any other of the innumerable names by which it was called by the primitive peoples, still gladdens the hearts of mortals at Yule-tide by "turning-back" as of old; only today it yields its place to a Superior Power, in whose honor Yule-tide is observed.
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