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Produced by Cinelou Movies and Cranked Up Movies and distributed by Cinelou Releasing, this movie introduces us to a projectionist (Mickey Rourke), who presents 5 distinct quick movies that merge into one among success for all horror and non-horror followers. (By Hbpo)
A documentary following film fans working to restore the set of the climatic graveyard scene from the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
A documentary exploring the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster. (imdb)
There's nothing we love more here on Dread than practical monster effects, which unfortunately have fallen by the wayside in favor of CGI. But it's the fans who are keeping that old school spirit alive, and there are perhaps none... (imdb)
A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie. (imdb)
Trailer compilation (mostly B-movies) coupled with passionate film commentary from some very hip directors and screenwriters. (366weirdmovies)
Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? No--Roger Corman! (mubi.com)
This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. (imdb)
Paul Naschy, the life and legend of a horror icon. (imdb)
A documentary on the 70's and 80's exploitation flicks that came out of the Philippines, directed by Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD). Features interviews with cult movie icons Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Landis, Sid Haig, Eddie Romero and a large assembly of cast, crew and critics. (machetemaidensunleashed.com)
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the corridors of their fears and nightmares.
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. (imdb)
Trailers from Hell (2008) - TV Series
Vintage movie trailers accompanied by amusing and insightful commentaries by some of Hollywood's top filmmakers.
This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX. (imdb)
Karloff, the Gentle Monster (2006) - Short Film
Film historians, and producer Richard Gordon, talk about the horror movie career of cult star Boris Karloff. (imdb)
The Screwfly Solution (2006) - TV Episode
When a virus overcomes the male population of the United States and turns them into murderous psychopaths, a mother and daughter escape across a country where their safety is in question. (imdb)
Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.
Homecoming (2005) - TV Episode
While on a TV talk show, a spin doctor for the current administration unexpectedly finds himself wishing that a caller's son could return from the dead to explain why he died in the ongoing war. Then the recently-killed soldiers do return from the dead--but why? (imdb)
The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) - TV Movie
A documentary looking at the various conventions and scare techniques of the horror genre. (imdb)
Mario Bava: Operazione paura (2004) - TV Movie
Homage to the Master of the Terror, Italian director Mario Bava, hosted by Joe Dante.
The King of the B's, Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the first independent filmmakers, shooting movies in six days for a fraction of the cost of a studio feature. This documentary searches for an understanding of the mysterious and oft-forgotten man behind some of the most classic noir, horror, and sci-fi films in history. (Anthology Film Archives)
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feudin' ways again as the entire Looney Tunes menagerie star in a feature film set entirely in a live action world and interact with "live" 3-D costars throughout the picture. (Warner Bros.)
Behind the Tunes: Southern Pride Chicken (2003) - Short Film
A documentary about Foghorn Leghorn. (imdb)
A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual Cinerama clips, rare behind the scenes footage and new interviews, CINERAMA ADVENTURE takes the viewer back to a lost era of movie showmanship, placing this American cinema phenomenon into historical perspective. (imdb)
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously. (imdb)
The Second Civil War (1997) - TV Movie
A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer (imdb)
Making the Earth Stand Still (1995) - Direct-to-Video
A documentary about the 1951 sci-fi film "The Day the Earth Stood Still," featuring clips from the film and interviews with some of the cast and crew about the making of the film. (imdb)
Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
Runaway Daughters (1994) - TV Episode
Rebellious teen Angie (Julie Bowen) and her three guy-crazed girlfriends steal a car and leave their humdrum town behind in this remake of the 1950s B movie. Part of Showtime Network's Rebel Highways series, the tongue-in-cheek film follows the girls on a road trip filled with wild adventures as they try to catch up with one of the girl's ex-boyfriends before he leaves on Naval duty. (netflix)
A small time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (imdb)
A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on. (imdb)
Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion (1992) - Direct-to-Video
A documentary detailing the making of the infamous "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and interviews with cast members and prominent filmmakers about the film and its creator, Edward D. Wood Jr. (imdb)
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul. (imdb)
An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult. (imdb)
A spoof 1950's sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches.
A store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in an experiment, was accidentally injected into him.
Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up... (imdb)
Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated.
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town (imdb)
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (imdb)
Police Squad! (1982) - TV Series
Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (imdb)
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem. (imdb)
A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. (imdb)
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.