Mystery Photo 10-28

Couldn’t think I could let the last Monday before Halloween go without a new photo, do you? Never! But before we get to this new one, let’s go over last week. It’s one of those titles that just upon hearing it makes you want to see it. Well, at least one of the titles it’s known for. The movie in question is Terror Circus, but better known as Barn of the Naked Dead, a title that star Andrew Prine was amazed that someone came up with that! Sure, might not be the greatest film, but I would recommend anything with Prine in it! Kudos to Hoby Abernathy, Ken Johnson, and Gavin Schmitt for sending in the correct answer!

Now on to this week’s photo. I’ll just say it is a newer film and leave it at that. But it is one that if you haven’t seen it, once you know the title, I would highly recommend it. Of course, if you don’t know it, you’ll have to wait a whole week to find out!!! As always, please do not post your answers here so that others can have a chance at guessing. Instead, just send them to us in an email to jon@kitleyskrypt.com. Good Luck!

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Movie Review: Marrowbone

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Marrowbone (2017)
Directed by Sergio G. Sánchez
Starring George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher

Not sure when I first heard of this but I’m irritated that it took me two years to sit down with it, because it surely would have been on my best of that year. But I’m pretty sure it will make this year’s list. Yes, it is that good. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Hills Run Red

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The Hills Run Red (2009)
Directed by Dave Parker
Starring Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler, Janet Montgomery, Alex Wyndham, Ewan Bailey, Danko Jordanov

Tyler is a film student who is obsessed with a ‘80s horror film called The Hills Run Red. The film was pulled from release shortly after it premiered and none of the cast and crew has ever been heard of again. The director, Wilson Wyler Concannon (played by the always entertaining William Sadler), seems to be one of these crazy directors who think film is something more than just a movie. So Tyler sets out to try to find this lost film, making a documentary about the whole trip. Continue reading

Sounds of the Season!

I swear, if it’s not all the new books coming out that is trying to get my money, it is the soundtracks! Between the scores I already ordered for titles like The Last Shark, The Witch and The Lighthouse (even before I’ve seen it?!?!?), I came across these two that I had no choice but to order! I mean, how can a lover of Italian horror and classic Universal monsters not have these two in your collection?

The first one is for Michele Soavi’s film La Setta (1991), also known as The Sect, or The Devil’s Daughter, depending on which release you got a hold of. With the score by Pino Donaggio, part of this was released on an earlier version by Cinevox, this release now contains 9 more tracks that have never been released before. It also focuses on Donaggio part of the score, where he even plays violin on it. This release is also limited to 500 copies, so if you’re a fan of this movie and/or the composer, I wouldn’t wait too long. The price is $19.95 and is available through Screen Archives Entertainment. Continue reading

Taking Shape: Developing Halloween from Script to Scream

Taking ShapeDo we really need yet another book on the Halloween series? Well, since one of the authors is Dustin McNeill, who gave fans so much more insight into the Phantasm series with his book Phantasm Exhumed, then I would say YES! Not to mention that there is always more to learn about movies, especially a series that has been going on for over 40 years.

Just released and available on Amazon, Taking Shape has escaped from Harker Press and has over 400 pages of information about the Halloween series, including Rob Zombies two films, and the recent return of Laurie Strode in H40.

But what can this book bring you that we haven’t gotten already? How about a comprehensive story analysis of each of the films in the series? Or a rundown of all the deleted scenes, as well as the alternate ones. You’ll also get comparisons of early versions of the scripts to the final product, an in-depth dissection of the official novelizations (which could always be quite different than the films), and so much more.

The book is available now through Amazon and is a perfect title for the season. Priced at only $23.99, it’s a killer deal.

Mystery Photo 10-21

Happy Monday Everyone! We’ve return to the Krypt from our last convention outing this year, the wonderful Monster Bash, which will have a bit more on that a little later. But we are back with our usually Monday brain teaser. Speaking of which, our last photo was from the 1958 flick The Brain Eaters, starring Ed Nelson! If you ask me, its hard to go wrong with these low budget films. They may not be well made, but they are fun. Congrats to the following for sending in the correct answer: Hoby Abernathy, Bob Hartman, Dave Fronto, Lee Nattrass, & Michael Shields. Well done!

Now onto this week’s photo. I have methods for my madness, and some of you will pick up on this. So there is your clue! As always, please don’t post your answers here but send them to us in an email, to jon@kitleyskrypt.com. Good Luck!

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