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First Details On Synapse Films’ Definitive, Upcoming SUSPIRIA Restoration Blu-Ray!

A new episode of Shock Waves just dropped and we were fortunate enough to have Don May Jr. from Synapse Films drop by as our special guest. The entire episode (embedded at the end of this piece for your convenience) was extremely educational in terms of learning about how Synapse operates and some of the […]

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We Go Behind-The-Scenes of Synapse Films In SHOCK WAVES Episode 51!

Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, they report back from the recently wrapped Texas Frightmare Weekend convention, and the Friday Night Frights screening of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III. Elric checked out A DARK SONG and SWEET, SWEET […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]

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Synapse-Films Announces Pre-Orders For Limited Edition POPCORN Steelbook!

It’s been a long time coming, but Synapse-Films has announced pre-orders for their highly anticipated Blu-Ray release of the 1991 cult classic POPCORN! The set comes in a limited edition steelbook, loaded to the brim with special features, including a documentary (co-edited by yours truly!) which will street date on March 7th. Full details below, […]

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The 13 Best Horror Blu-Ray Releases Of 2016!

It’s been a pretty darned good year for horror on all fronts! On the TV side, we got a successful reboot of THE EXORCIST, some welcome returns from ASH VS EVIL DEAD and BATES MOTEL, as well as a handful of new, original properties such as CHANNEL ZERO and STRANGER THINGS. On the movie front […]

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Slashback! Revenge is Served Ice-Cold in 1983’s CURTAINS

Many slashers from the genre’s Golden Age — beginning with John Carpenter’s 1978 HALLOWEEN and continuing through the next few years — gained notoriety from memorable murder set-pieces (a tradition dating back to the Italian giallo, arguably the slasher’s closest cinematic relative); some noteworthy examples include Kevin Bacon’s bunk-bed skewering in FRIDAY THE 13TH or […]

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Limited Edition Blu-Ray Of Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE Now Up For Pre-Order!

When it comes to restoring cult classic movies, I doubt you’ll find a company that’s as committed as Synapse-Films. The level of care and detail they put into every single one of their releases is astounding and I always order their stuff with confidence, knowing each is going to be the best possible presentation of said […]