New Blu-ray Releases Us

In this week’s Blu-ray round-up, Jordan Peele’s latest horror masterpiece comes home. Along with that we have a gorgeous stoner comedy, two comedy classics, a horror-comedy showcase for Tom Atkins, and a neo-noir that’s sure to develop cult status sooner rather than later. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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Growing up, I wanted to be a member of The Monster Squad. They were the Ghostbusters but younger, The Lost Boys but living, The Karate Kid but with friends. And they could curse and shoot shotguns. Fred Dekkar‘s salute to childhood and Universal monsters didn’t do too well at the box office, but has since become an all-time cult classic. Fans of the film probably also know that his first movie, Night of the Creeps, enjoys the same kind of underground success and fans of both those films have something very special happening Saturday night in Los Angeles. Something I’m proud to be a part of.

Monster Creeps is a one night only tribute to the first two films of director Fred Dekkar: Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad. It begins at 8 p.m. with a two hour gallery show of art inspired by the film during which Dekkar will a signing. Then, once that’s over, things shift over to a Q&A that I’ll be hosting with the writer/director before an intimate screening of The Monster Squad.

After the jump, check out a bunch of art from the show and read all the information you’ll need to attend. Hope to see you there. Read More »

Fred Dekker isn’t a household name but, for a large portion of us, his films are household essentials. Films like Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad are cult classics revered almost thirty years later and this Saturday Night in Burbank, CA, they’ll both be celebrated. Chogrin presents an event called Monster Creeps, a one night only art show featuring works inspired by those two films followed by an intimate, big screen screening of The Monster Squad. Dekkar will be on hand to for a signing and will be part of a Q&A, moderated and led by yours truly. We’ll premiere some of the art later this week, but we wanted to alert everyone to this awesome event so you can begin to set your schedule. Get all the specifics after the jump as well as your first look at the event poster by Justin Gray. Read More »


edgeofdarknessposterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the art of the new Wall Street teaser, reflect on the business of indie cinema, and offer some of their favorite films and disappointments from Sundance 2010. Special guest Steve Weintraub (AKA Frosty) from Collider joins us this evening.

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