Arrow Releases Early Romero

Romero collectionIf you are a die-hard fan of the work of George Romero, then you will need to add this new 6-disc box set from Arrow Video to your collection. No, most of the films in this set are not his famous horror flicks, but at least they give you a great insight to this iconic director.

The George Romero “Between Night and Dawn” box set contains the three films that he made between his famous zombie films, which are There’s Always Vanilla (1971), Season of the Witch (1972), and The Crazies (1973), which comes out in October.

Each film is presented from a brand new restoration, with Vanilla from a 2K restoration from an original negative, and Season and The Crazies from a 4K restoration from original film elements. One can only assume that these are going to look better than they ever have! All three films also contain brand new audio commentary from Travis Crawford, as well as other features, such as new interviews with Judith Ridley, Richard Ricci, Russ Streiner, and Gary Streiner.

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Mystery Photo 8-7

Good Evening! Yes, a little later than our normal Mystery Photo update, but we were still recovering from the last three days at Flashback Weekend. But let’s get to what you’ve probably been sitting at your computer all day just waiting for this to be posted…right?

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Okay, okay…we did get quite a few people who recognized that little clip from Amicus’ 1970 bizarre little film Scream and Scream Again. I remember the very first time I watched this, I was so pissed off that while it gives Price, Lee, and Cushing top billing, they have very little scenes together, especially with Cushing getting killed off after one scene! But you have to give them kudos for releasing something so strange as this one. Kudos out to the following for sending in the correct answer: Hoby Abernathy, Gregory Avery, Dave Fronto, Bill Harrison, Doug Lamoreux, Jeff Owens, Michael Shields, Mark Turner, Alan Tromp, and William Wilson.

Now on to this week’s photo. Might be easy. Might not be easy. But give it a good look and see if you can figure it out. Good luck. Please remember not to post your answer here, but send them to us in an email to jon@kitleyskrypt.com

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The Year of Naschy Continues…

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Finally! We can happily announce the titles for the Paul Naschy Collection Vol. 2! Now, not to diminish how amazing it was to get the films in Vol. 1 released on Blu-ray, but to be fair, those titles all had been previously released on DVD. BUT…Volume 2 is going to give us some that were not only never released on DVD in the states before, but one of them is probably one of the most sought after titles amongst Naschy fans. That title would be the 1975 masterpiece, The Werewolf and the Yeti (aka Night of the Howling Beast). We’re used to seeing copies from either the Super Video VHS tape, or the Greek PAL VHS, both of which didn’t look that great. The Super Video print was so dark that during the night scenes it was hard to see anything! Well, knowing Shout Factory’s quality, all of that should be corrected now.

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Support the Drive-In…Eat THEIR Food!

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We recently came across this photo on Facebook and it prompted me to take a few minutes to try and help get this point out there to a few more people, and try to help explain why this is a very important message. Regular visitors to the Krypt know my love for the Drive-In Theaters, especially when they have their all night horror movie marathons! Trust me, one does not drive hundreds and hundreds of miles to watch movies outside out of boredom. There is just something about the drive-in and the experience of the whole thing. I keep using the term “experience” because it really is. From sitting in your car (or out in front of it on lawn chairs), to the atmosphere, the food, the people, everything about it adds up to a great night, and one that takes you back to a different era. Maybe it was because I grew up going to these as a teenager that it reminds me of those times when I visit them today.

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Proud to Call Them Friends…

 

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Your host, Bryan Martinez, and S.A. Bradley

 

One of the great things about the horror genre is that you get to meet so many great people over the years. Most of my closest friends, I’ve met at a horror convention. And while it’s okay to be just a fan, there are a few of us out there that take it a step further. It seems in this big family of the horror community, we have a lot of talent swirling around in there and we need to keep supporting each other to help keep that passion alive and thriving. In today’s world, it might be the one thing that keeps us from snapping! So I wanted to take the time to throw out a couple of links and information about a couple of friends.

The first one is Bryan Martinez, producer of the infamous Giallo Room, as well as being the writer/director of the short film Gelato Giallo. In all that free time that he has after keeping the good Baron (host of The Giallo Room) out of trouble, and watching Ninja 3: The Domination, he works on other little projects like this new short film, entitled My Friend Lisa. It is a short film adapted from a series of disturbing drawings by a little girl who has befriended an imaginary friend. However, the drawings have since been discovered to be a hoax. Or have they?

Just check out the teaser below.

 

If there is one thing that I wished I had more time to spend on, it would be podcasts. I have quite a few friends that do a podcast on a variety of different topics, from Hammer Films, Paul Naschy, classic horror, and much more. But my buddy S.A. Bradley has been creating one hell of a buzz with his podcast Hellbent for Horror, which we have probably mentioned here before. His podcasts are so much more than just a guy rambling on for 30 minutes, but are well written, very well articulated, has some great stories, and really, when it comes down to it, does a stellar job helping to promote the horror genre.

On one of his recent episodes, he discusses when he actually flew out there to my hometown to participate in our annual Turkey Day in May event. Crazy as it seems, yes, but he did just that. And I think he might have had a little bit of fun while here. But he gives a great explanation of what “Turkey Day” is for us, and why we love it so much. So check out the link below and I think you’ll be hooked. I mean, if Guillermo del Toro thinks these are pretty good, he just might be on to something!

Attack of the Killer Turkeys Episode

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Mystery Photo 7-10

Monday once again. But to hopefully ease the pain, here is another Mystery Photo for you to ponder upon this fine day. But first, let’s review last week’s photo. It was from a childhood favorite of mine, Frankenstein: The True Story. Sure, it wasn’t that close to the novel, but I’ve always loved this film. Talented cast, unbelievable gore for a made-for-TV movie, and just wondrous to look at. Kudos to Hoby Abernathy and Will Wilson for sending in the correct answer.

Now on to this week’s photo. Take a good look at it and see if you can figure out where this little shot came from. Good Luck!

As always, please remember not to post your answers here, but instead put them in an email address to jon@kitleyskrypt.com.

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