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The 10 Greatest JAWS Rip-off Movies

To truly understand the impact of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS on the pop cultural landscape, one only need look at the number of cash-in films created in its wake. The decade following its release saw a staggering number of water (and land) – based terrors from both independent and established studios looking to scare up even a […]

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Stalking on Sunshine: Remembering THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON and DAY OF THE ANIMALS

Over the years, the moon has figured prominently in fright films, as the ignition for lycanthropy or harbinger of horrors to come. The sun usually represented hope, or the end of whatever supernatural siege had occurred. Actor Robert Clarke and director William Girdler both decided to turn the heat around, and make our friendly star the […]

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Part 2! INTERVIEW with Dave Sheldon: The History of Edward Montoro and Film Ventures International

Yesterday, we began our interview with writer Dave Sheldon on the legacy of Film Ventures International and notorious producer Edward Montoro. Check it out part one here- http://www.blumhouse.com/2015/11/02/interview-with-dave-sheldon-the-history-of-edward-montoro-and-film-ventures-international-makers-of-great-white-grizzly-and-more/ Let’s continue with the history on the lawsuit surrounding GREAT WHITE and the failed attempt at GRIZZLY 2. GRIZZLY 2: THE CONCERT In 1985, Montoro tried to recapture the […]

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INTERVIEW with Dave Sheldon: The History of Edward Montoro and Film Ventures International, Makers of GREAT WHITE, GRIZZLY, and More!

GRIZZLY, GREAT WHITE, and ANTHROPOPHAGUS. Besides their prestigious placement in the annals of VHS horror culture, none of the films would have been possible without the help of B-movie producer/distributor and founder of Film Ventures International, Edward L. Montoro.  But while creating some legendary titles in the horror industry, Montoro and FVI were also notorious […]