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Werewolf-Ravaged Bonehill Road Trailer Brings Back 80s Scream Queen Linnea Quigley

Werewolf-Ravaged Bonehill Road Trailer Brings Back 80s Scream Queen Linnea Quigley
80s horror hounds rejoice! Linnea Quigley is back and screaming loudly in the new werewolf thriller Bonehilll Road. Today, we have a look at the first trailer and awesome new poster.

From legendary underground filmmaker Todd Sheets comes a howlingly terrifying werewolf movie just in time for Halloween, Bonehill Road! Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive head first into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?

Linnea Quigley, Gary Kent, and David E. McMahon star in Bonehill Road, out from Wild Eye Releasing this week on DVD and on Digital soon. Todd Sheets has 47 directorial credits to his name, most of which have gone straight to home video. It's
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Sci-Fi London 2017 Review – Unspeakable Horrors: The Plan 9 Conspiracy (2016)

Unspeakable Horrors: The Plan 9 Conspiracy, 2016

Written and directed by Jose Prendes

Synopsis:

An in-depth look at the hidden meanings and blistering truth buried within Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space, which has long been considered the worst movie ever made.

A couple of year ago, documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher brought us Room 237, a film that explored the conspiracy theories behind Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. They were all incredible stretches of the imagination, but there was something to be admired in each subject’s dedication to their readings of the text. You can agree or not that The Shining was Kubrick’s admittance to faking the moon landing, or you can think those who believe so are crackpot weirdos; to each their own. With Unspeakable Horrors: The Plan 9 Conspiracy, low-budget horror writer and director Jose Prendes parodies the ideas behind Room 237, but not with great results.
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Trailer for Sniper: Special Ops starring Steven Seagal and Rob Van Dam

Voltage Pictures has released a trailer for Steven Seagal’s latest offering, the war drama Sniper: Special Ops, which is written and directed by Fred Olen Ray (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) and sees Seagal joined in the cast by Rob Van Dam, Tim Abell and Dale Dye. Take a look here…

A Special Ops military Force, led by expert sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler (Steven Seagal), are sent to a remote Afghan village to extract an American congressman being held by the Taliban. The rescue mission is a success, but Jake, separated after a firefight with the enemy, stays behind to help an injured soldier.

Sergeant Vic Mosby (Tim Abell) desperately tries to convince Major Jackson (Dale Dye) to let him go back and save the soldiers, but is ordered on a mission to retrieve a truckload of munitions which could be vital for the military base.

In direct violation of orders,
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Rip Gunnar Hansen, 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Leatherface actor, dies at 68

by Jason Lees

MoreHorror.com

When you grew up loving movies movies the way I did, it can be lonely. Every Sunday all the other kids gathered around with their families and watched football while I hoped for a blizzard to freeze the game out so the TV stations would have to resort to playing old Hammer flicks. Everyone else could get away with wearing team jerseys all year, but I could just wear a costume one day a year.

Terribly sad, I know. I promise I’m getting to the point.

I loved movies. Still do, but back then, it was a quiet love. If I talked about anything other than Star Wars, then I was weird. Sure, people liked movies, but no one Really loved them. It was kids' stuff, even the harder stuff was just meant to be a distraction, not a passion. I was weird for loving this stuff,
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Gunnar Hansen: 1947-2015

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Some very sad news: the man behind Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has died.

Gunnar Hansen, who originated the Leatherface role in the horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine. The Icelandic-born actor was 68.

The news was announced by Hansen's agent, Mike Eisenstadt, who called Leatherface "one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema."

The 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was directed and co-written by Tobe Hooper. To horror fans, Leatherface was the cannibalistic hero, protecting family from a group of trespassing teenagers with nothing but a chainsaw.

Hanson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. He moved to Maine with his family at the age of five. He worked as a computer operator after finishing school and began theatre work during college. Hanson studied English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Texas.
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Linnea Quigley Remembers Gunnar Hansen

Film actress Linnea Quigley worked with Hansen on the set of Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. Shock will be sharing memories from people in the business who knew, worked with and loved Gunnar Hansen, the recently passed horror icon first immortalized as Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s classic horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But Gunnar’s career in…

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R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen (1947-2015)

Icelandic-born actor Gunnar Hansen, star of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has passed away at his home in Maine after a battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 68.

Hansen made his screen debut in Tobe Hooper’s horror classic, portraying the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, one of the genre’s most iconic characters.

Opting to pursue a writing career after The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Hansen returned to the screen for the 1988 spoof Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and appeared in numerous straight-to-video horrors throughout the next two decades, as well as cameoing as Boss Sawyer in 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D.
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Gunnar Hansen -- Leatherface in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Dead

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Gunnar Hansen, who played one of the scariest, most iconic mass murderers ever, is dead. Hansen made a career out of his role as Leatherface in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Although the movie was released in 1974, when he was a young man, Hansen proudly revived the role in various forms over the years. He played "The Master" in the 1988 "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" and the captain in the 2009 "Reykjavik What Watching Massacre. Hansen took the role of
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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant,
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Death Waltz Announces The Guest, Killer Nun & Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers Vinyl

Announcing an April 28th release, Death Waltz has revealed stunning packages for soundtracks to last year’s The Guest, Giulio Berruti’s Killer Nun and Fred Olen Ray’s Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. The terrific scores from Steve Moore (The Guest), Allesandro Allesandroni (Killer Nun) and Michael Perilstein (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) are paired with art from Alan Hynes, Gilles…

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‘Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

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Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, Jay Richardson, Dawn Wildsmith, Michelle Bauer, Esther Elise, Tricia Burns, Fox Harris, Jimmy Williams | Written by Fred Olen Ray, T.L. Lankford | Directed by Fred Olen Ray

he United Kingdom has an infamous history when it comes to censorship. The debacle of the eighties with many films, either good or bad becoming the victims of censorship is something that we’d rather forget. Films were looked down on even for having certain words in the title, with one example being Chainsaw which was probably because of the dubious connection to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. One of these movies that dared to test the censors with such a name was Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers which 88 Films have now released on Blu-ray as part of their Slasher Classics Collection.

While there are plenty of chainsaws on show in the movie it shouldn’t be taken seriously and in reality doesn
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‘After Midnight’ VOD Review

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Stars: Tim Abell, Marliss Amiea, Catherine Annette, Richard Grieco, Erika Jordan, Tawny Kitaen, Rya Meyers, David Novak, Christine Nguyen, Bobby Rice, Don Scribner | Written by Fred Olen Ray, Andrew Helm | Directed by Fred Olen Ray

As a teen just getting into the world of low-budget horror movies, and straight to VHS fare, there were a handful of directors whose work I would buy and/or rent without fail and without any prior knowledge (besides the spiel on the back of the box) of what i was getting into. One of those directors was Fred Olen Ray, the genius behind such films as Scalps, Star Slammer, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Evil Toons, Cyclone and the awesome Scream Queen Hot Tub Party. However in the intervening years it’s safe to say I haven’t had the urge to watch as many of his flicks as I did in the 80s/90s heyday
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Interview: Catherine Annette, star of Fred Olen Ray’s ‘After Midnight’

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Screen siren Tawny Kitaen returns to our screens on the hunt for a killer in After Midnight, the latest film from renowned filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (the man behind one of my favourite horror B-movies, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers). When an exotic dancer is murdered at a seedy strip club, her sister Constance (Catherine AnnetteSilent But Deadly), a TV newscaster, goes undercover to find the killer. While working at the club, she quickly realizes that everyone is a suspect and that other dancers are being targeted. She must work fast to find the killer to seek her revenge before she becomes the next target.

After Midnight debuts via VOD on October 28th from Phase 4 Films, in anticipation of it’s release we chatted to star Catherine Annette about her role and working with Fred Olen Ray and Tawny Kitaen

What was it that attracted you to the film, Catherine?
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First trailer for ‘After Midnight’ starring Tawny Kitaen

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Screen siren Tawny Kitaen returns to our screens on the hunt for a killer in After Midnight, the sizzling and suspenseful new film from renowned filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (the man behind one of my favourite horror B-movies, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers).

When an exotic dancer is murdered at a seedy strip club, her sister Constance (Catherine AnnetteSilent But Deadly), a TV newscaster, goes undercover to find the killer. While working at the club, she quickly realizes that everyone is a suspect and that other dancers are being targeted. She must work fast to find the killer to seek her revenge before she becomes the next target.

Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street, A Night at the Roxbury) co-stars in After Midnight, from the fan favorite director of Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood and The Tomb, released on VOD October 28th from Phase 4 Films.
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88 Films announce Slasher Classics Collection: Wave 2

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The first wave of 88 Films’ Slasher Classics Collection hasn’t even hit stores yet and the company have released details of “wave 2″ – including four worldwide Blu-ray premieres, each debuting with new HD scans from the original materials approved by the directors themselves!

Check out the press release below, as well as the awesome – if temporary – artwork (click to enlarge):

First up is 1984’s Splatter University. Unavailable in the UK since the glory gory days of VHS tapes, this satirical campus-set sickie is one of the bloodiest and barmiest slasher-shockers ever made. Headlining the feisty Forbes Riley as a teacher trying to work out why her classes are featuring increasingly less students, Splatter University picks up the pace with a succession of superb sanguine-packed massacre-moments. A maniacal murder-mystery that is not afraid to crack out the crimson, Splatter University turns up the suspense en route to an outrageous conclusion. From
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Interview with Linnea Quigley, star of ‘Return of the Living Dead’ and ‘Night of the Demons’

Linnea Quigley is a prolific actress with over a hundred credited film and television appearances including the likes of Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Graduation Day, Savage Streets, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, and Silent Night, Deadly Night. Ms. Quigley, who was kind enough to sit down for an interview with Sound on Sight, is currently working on several projects at the moment and will appear at screenings of both Night of the Demons and Return of the Living Dead in the Chicagoland area at the end of August.

Acting is a dream job for many people in the world and it is an extremely competitive field. When and how were you able to break into the business?

Well I didn’t think that I had any chance, because I came from Iowa and I was very very very very very shy and it
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Top 9 Chilling Chainsaw Kills

Motel Hell is available now on Blu-ray. That information alone should be enough to send horror fans shrieking into the streets to party until the wee hours of the morning. And we here all want to get into the festivities as well.

To celebrate the release of Motel Hell on Blu-ray, we've compiled our Top 9 Chilling Chainsaw Kills. Of course this is in reference to the iconic chainsaw scene in the climax of the film. There was something simply unforgettable about Rory Calhoun wielding a ridiculously long chainsaw while wearing a pig head like a Halloween mask. Classic!

But before we get to our top horrific movie chainsaw kills, we have some honorable mentions to share with you. We've got to go way back to find some of the earliest on-screen chainsaw kills. We came up with Dark of the Sun (1968) and The Wizard of Gore (1970) for two of the first buzzsaw butcherings.
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Graduation Day, Mother’s Day & Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone Featured in UK Blu-ray Slasher Classics Collection

Earlier this summer we reported that 88 Films will be releasing Graduation Day and Mother’s Day to Blu-ray in the UK, and now 1981′s Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone will also be given the UK high-definition treatment. Together, these three releases make up the first wave of 88 Films’ Slasher Classics Collection, and the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed!, has been included on Graduation Day‘s special features.

Graduation Day will hit Blu-ray in the UK on October 13th, while Mother’s Day will be available in the high-definition format sometime in early 2015. An official release date for Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone has not yet been announced. Below are two official press releases and a look at the Blu-ray cover art. The first release has full details on Graduation Day‘s special features, including the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed! (thanks to Blu-ray.
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88 Films announce specs for ‘Graduation Day: Special Edition’ Blu-ray

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Released in 1981, Graduation Day has become a favourite of slasher movie fans thanks to its plasma-spurting set pieces, maniacal mystery-killer storyline and a cast of cult celebrities that includes Christopher George (City of the Living Dead), Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) and the perennially topless Scream Queen Linnea Quigley. Now set for a Blu-ray release, with a stunning print restored and re-mastered from a colourful 4k scan, from the folks at 88 Films, Graduation Day will arrive in the UK with an array of newly created special features from High Rising Productions including a new feature length documentary entitled Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed.

Hosted by the legendary Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer), this insightful investigation into the challenges of women working within a genre frequently associated with a masculine fanbase is unique in featuring all-female perspectives. Names that have been caught on camera for this epic expose
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88 Films announce “Slasher Classics” collection!

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Ask any self-respecting slasher buff about the genre’s ‘golden age’ and they will doubtlessly wax poetic about the plasma-packed pot-boilers of the 1980s – the decade of destruction that gave us Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and the transsexual teen-tormenter of the Sleepaway Camp series. Given the label’s name, what better way for 88 Films to celebrate this halcyon era of horror than with a series of numbered and collectible sanguine-splashed shockers from the period of VHS and video nasties?

88 Films is proud to announce the launch of a new “Slasher Classics” line – kicking off with a digitally re-mastered DVD release of Don Gronquist’s notorious censor-baiting backwoods sickie Unhinged (1982). Further fearful fun will be delivered with Don’t Go in the Woods (1981) – the effortlessly enjoyable “hunt ‘em and kill ‘em” epic that once had British authorities outlawing its very exhibition! Directed by James Bryan, Don’t Go in the Woods
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