Official Trailer Drops for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

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Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for since last summer’s SHARKNADO 2: THE NEXT ONE. The official trailer was released today for the upcoming SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! The third outing is once again directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, who also directed the first two films, and is written by Thunder Levin, who also wrote the first two films. Part three stars Ian ZieringTara ReidFrankie MunizRyan NewmanCassie ScerboBo DerekDavid HasselhoffKendra “I Was Huge Hefner’s Concubine” WilkinsonCindy MargolisMichael WinslowMark CubanJerry Springer, the wrestler Chris JerichoAnn Coulter, and Michele Bachmann. Is this the cast of a SyFy channel movie or is the network reviving THE LOVE BOAT and FANTASY ISLAND?? Do ya really need a plot crunch? Okay, here it is:

The sharks take bite out of the East Coast when the sharknado hits Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida.

Did you really need any more details than that? Now check out the trailer. Pure gold … Fool’s gold, but gold nonetheless.

Sharks flying in the sky are scary and all, but what we really need to watch out for are baboon tsunamis!! Balls in your court, SyFy. Watch for the premier of SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! on July 22, 2015 on SyFy.

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NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 31, 2015

Here’s this week’s new releases. Anything grab your eye?

!!!ASMODEXIAASMODEXIA (2014)

In a blighted Barcelona, an aged exorcist (Lluis Marco) and his granddaughter apprentice (Claudia Pons) roam the streets, striving to stay ahead of an infection of the soul that is possessing the weakest and most vulnerable of the populace. Can they succeed before cultists catch up with them…or the unholy truth about the young woman’s true heritage reveals itself? Shocker from Spain co-stars Irene Montala, Albert Baro. 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Spanish; Subtitles: English. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!ASYLUMASYLUM (2014)

A veteran hostage negotiator (Stephen Rea) leads a riot squad into what might be the most daunting challenge of his career–a patient revolt at a mental hospital. The situation quickly goes south as the team gets separated, and as they quest to reunite and escape, they learn to their horror that the inmates are possessed by something more unholy than their delusions. Bruce Payne, Velizar Binev, Caroline Ford also star. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: Spanish.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!CAPTAIN AMERICACAPTAIN AMERICA (1979)/CAPTAIN AMERICA II: DEATH TOO SOON (1979)

Steve Rogers (Reb Brown), the son of the original WWII superhero, follows in his late father’s footsteps in order to save the city of Phoenix from a madman with a neutron bomb, in the action-packed made-for-TV movie “Captain America.” Len Birman, Heather Menzies also star. And, the star-spangled sentinel of liberty is back in the exciting follow-up “Captain America II: Death Too Soon,” as a ruthless terrorist (Christopher Lee) threatens the U.S. with a virus that causes rapid aging, and only Cap (Brown) can stop him. With Birman, Connie Sellecca. 3 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!CHAPPIECHAPPIE (2015)/DISTRICT 9 (2009)/ELYSIUM (2013)

Three-disc set includes “Chappie,” “District 9,” and “Elysium.”

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/2/2015

!!!DEMON BABYDEMON BABY (2014)

Their first child on the way, Theo (David Wayman) and Rose (Carina Birrell) take a trip to the Scottish Highlands for some “alone time” before their parenting obligations begin. In the midst of this scenic getaway, though, they begin to fight over their impending responsibilities while Rose experiences haunting visions of a mysterious stranger. Unnerving indie thriller co-stars Cameron Jack, Anya Nixon. AKA: “Wandering Rose.” 70 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!FLIGHT WORLD WAR IIFLIGHT WORLD WAR II (2015)

All the souls aboard a 757 are going to have a lot more to worry about than extra baggage fees, as an uncanny rift in time leaves them above the battle-torn skies of Europe in 1940. Will they survive long enough to return to the present? Will there even be a present, as they know it, to return to? Sci-fi shocker stars Faran Tahir, Robbie Kay, Aqueela Zoll. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!INFECTEDINFECTED (2013)

A school in London becomes the gathering point for soldiers and civilians seeking refuge from an apocalyptic onslaught of the living dead. The rescue they all believed was coming is nowhere in sight, and a horde of hungry zombies gets closer and closer to breaking through their defenses. Who lives? Who dies? Who wants to see some inventive undead thrills on a low budget? British indie shocker stars David Wayman, Luke Hobson, and Elizabeth Quinn. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!JURASSIC ADVENTURESJURASSIC ADVENTURES: 4-MOVIE COLLECTION

First, after their plane crashes into the Caribbean, teens Karl and David Scott (Tyron Leitso, Wentworth Miller) become castaways on a lost continent where humans and dinosaurs peacefully coexist. Embraced by the colorful locals, they soon become engaged in perilous “Adventures In Dinotopia” (2002) to save their new home. Feature-length re-edit of the miniseries based on the James Gurney books stars David Thewlis, Alice Krige. Next, inspired by Jules Verne’s novel, “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” (2008) follows a renowned anthropologist and a search party to Alaska as they try to find a vanished explorer. Tracing the missing man’s course, they enter a gateway that takes them deep into the Earth and encounters with primitive warriors and prehistoric wonders. Rick Schroder, Victoria Pratt, and Peter Fonda star. Two-disc set also includes “The Lost World” (1992), “Return To The Lost World,” and the documentary “Dinosaur Eggs & Babies” (2004). 7 2/3 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!MONSTERS DARK CONINENTMONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT (2014; my review)

Ten years after the events of “Monsters,” the alien infestations that struck Mexico have metastasized all over the planet. In an “Infected Zone” within the Middle East, four freshly trained American soldiers are deployed on a search and rescue mission…and must contend with hostiles both terrestrial and otherwise. Sci-fi sequel stars Sofia Boutella, Sam Keeley, Johnny Harris, Joe Dempsie. 122 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 6/2/2015

!!!MUTANT WORLDMUTANT WORLD (2014)

In the wake of an apocalyptic meteor strike upon the Earth, a motley group of survivalists made a beeline for their fully prepped doomsday bunker…and remained there for a decade. Upon emerging to a world overrun with crazed, homicidal mutants, they might wish they’d have stayed hunkered down. Superlative stunner from Syfy stars Kim Coates, Holly Deveaux, Ashanti, Amber Marshall, Jason Cermak. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/5/2015

!!!SCARECROWSSCARECROWS (1988)

A gang of ex-military men stages a payroll heist at Camp Pendleton and forces a pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. One of the robbers leaps from the plane with the loot and lands near a field inhabited by some sinister scarecrows. It’s not long before the other crooks are in hot pursuit…and before everyone is attacked by the murderous strawmen. Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, and Richard Vidan star. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/2/2015

!!!SPRINGSPRING (2014; my review)

Backpacking through Europe to escape his recent troubles at home, directionless twentysomething Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) finds himself smitten by gorgeous genetics student Louise (Nadia Hilker). As the flirtation flowers into a passionate affair, secrets, as they will, come to light…but hers is that she might not be truly human. Remarkable horror-romance mash-up co-stars Francesco Carnelutti, Jeremy Gardner. 109 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

!!!THE INVOKINGTHE INVOKING (2013)/THE WICKED (2013)

Includes “The Invoking” and “The Wicked.”

Being released on Blu-ray on 6/2/2015

!!!THE POLTERGEISTTHE POLTERGEIST OF BORLEY FOREST (2013)

A hearty party in the woods unleashes a malevolent stalker of supernatural origins–a sinister specter that decides to follow a teenage girl back home. Confused and distraught by the poltergeist’s menacing visits, she uncovers secrets from the past that help her to understand what the evil thing wants…but will that information help her to save herself and her friends? Low-budget indie thriller stars Marina Petrano, Christopher Ingle, and Nicholas Barrera. AKA: “You Will Love Me.” 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 6/2/2015

List compiled by Scott Shoyer

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NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17, 2015

Lots of releases this week and there looks like a few gems. Which are you looking forward to?

!!! 7 IN THE TORTURE CHAMBER7 IN THE TORTURE CHAMBER (2015)

Thinking she’s escaped a much harsher punishment, the gorgeous, young Madison begins her mandated stay at a camp for troubled young women. Unfortunately, at Crystal Lake Retreat, she and seven other “guests” are about to become the target of a loathsome serial killer; they’ll soon wish sadistic guards and shower fights were the worst of their problems! Lina Esco, Brendan Connor star. AKA: “Camp Slaughter.” 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!ALIEN BATTLEFIELDALIEN BATTLEFIELD (2015)

She needs to get across the country to pay a ransom for her kidnapped brother. He needs help, too…but his agenda is an enigmatic one. Seeing the chance to help each other, the woman and the man team up to undertake their dangerous journey together as professional assassins hunt them down and a shocking truth emerges about an extraterrestrial threat to all mankind. Michael Madsen stars in this sci-fi adventure. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!AS ABOVE SO BELOWAS ABOVE, SO BELOW (2014; my review)

Creepy and claustrophobic, this found-footage horror tale is set in the maze of tunnels that twists and turns for miles underneath Paris. As an archeology professor leads an expedition through the catacombs–which are lined with the skeletal remains of millions of corpses–she and her companions experience a series of bizarre and terrifying occurrences that slowly bring the realization that they are in the presence of an ancient evil. Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge star. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, French DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1, German DTS 5.1, Italian DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish; featurette. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray combo pack on 5/19/2015

!!!ASTONISHING X-MENASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS (2012)

Over the years the X-Men have fought enemies from other nations, other worlds, and even across time. But now the mutants face their deadliest foe yet…one within the walls of their own school. See if Beast, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, and their teammates live long enough to learn their foe’s shocking origin in this motion-animated adaptation of the Joss Whedon/John Cassaday Marvel Comics saga. 80 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!AWAKEN THE DEVILAWAKEN THE DEAD (2014)

Two homeless brothers seek shelter inside an abandoned building, unaware that where they have chosen to spend the night holds unimaginable terrors in store for them. As demonic forces exert themselves upon the men, it soon becomes apparent that they have become pawns in an effort to bring the Antichrist to life. Unusual mix of live action and animation fuels this indie shocker starring Ryan Lieske, Jason Roth, and Leah Vukovich. 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!BEYONDBEYOND (2014)

Cole (Richard J. Danum) and Maya (Gillian MacGregor) find their relationship stretched to the limits in a world where an alien invasion has wiped out much of humanity and separated them from their infant child. As they embark on a desperate search for their missing daughter, the parallel story of their initial courtship–during a time when Earth’s destruction by a passing meteor was thought to be imminent–is also told. Challenging British sci-fi drama co-stars Paul Brannigan, Kristian Hart. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!CAMPFIRE TALESCAMPFIRE TALES (1998)

Four teenagers get into a car wreck on a deserted road and, while they wait for help to arrive, build a fire to stay warm and pass the time by swapping scary stories. But what they don’t realize is that the biggest horror of all is yet to come: a killer with a hook is stalking them! Amy Smart, Christopher Masterson, James Marsden, Jacinda Barrett, Christine Taylor, and Ron Livingston star. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 5/22/2015

!!!CREATURECREATURE (remastered edition) (1998)

Based on the novel by “Jaws” author Peter Benchley, this terrifying miniseries concerns an amphibious shark-like monster that takes up residence near an abandoned military base. As the aquatic baddie–whose existence may be the result of a government experiment gone wrong–begins killing locals, a marine biologist and his researcher ex-wife attempt to overcome their problems and stop the creature. Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore star. AKA: “Peter Benchley’s Creature.” 176 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!FEASTFEAST (2005; my review)

A tavern smack dab in the middle of nowhere is the battleground where a group of strangers makes its last stand against a hungry horde of flying, toothy beasts hungry for human meat. The basis for the third season of “Project Greenlight,” this rambunctious creature feature sports a retro attitude complemented by a hip sense of camp and bucketfuls of blood ‘n’ guts. John Gulager (son of co-star Clu Gulager) directs; Balthazar Getty, Navi Rawat, Eileen Ryan, Anthony “Treach” Criss, Jason Mewes, and Henry Rollins star. 91 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!HANSEL VS GRETELHANSEL V GRETEL (2014)

The Grimms’ dark fairy tale comes to creepy life once more in this scare-packed retelling, as Hansel and Gretel are pitted against each other in a supernatural battle. The siblings are brought into conflict when Gretel’s alliance with a coven of witches results in a campaign of terror that targets the innocent villagers; can Hansel free his sibling from the witches’ twisted grasp? Brent Lydic, Aqueela Zoll, and Lili Baross star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!I FRANKENSTEINI, FRANKENSTEIN (2014; my review)

Aaron Eckhart portrays Mary Shelley’s immortal, man-made being in this stylish follow-up to the classic horror tale. After 200 years of wandering the Earth apart from a humanity that fears him, “Adam” finds himself in the middle of a battle between rival demonic factions, one of which plans to use his creator’s notes to craft a race of superhuman warriors. Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, and Yvonne Strahovski also star. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes. Also includes a Blu-ray 3D that requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience. Two-disc set.

Being released on Blu-ray, DVD, Blu-ray 3D  combo pack on 5/19/2015

!!!IT THE TERROR FROM BEYONDIT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (remastered edition) (1958)

An interplanetary ship rescues the sole survivor of a Martian scouting mission and heads for home, unaware that a bloodsucking creature has stowed away in the cargo hold and is slowly heading for the crew’s quarters. Well-made sci-fi thriller that was the unofficial inspiration for “Alien” stars Marshall Thompson, Ann Doran, and Ray “Crash” Corrigan as “It.” 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!LEPRACHAUN ORIGINSLEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS (2014; Deggsy’s review)

Lucky for “Leprechaun” fans, WWE Studios takes over the franchise with this brand-new chiller featuring wrestling star Dylan “Hornswaggle” Postl as the titular creature of legend. When two young couples vacationing in the Irish countryside decide to stay in a remote cabin (in the woods, yes) shown to them by the locals, they soon run afoul of the mythical monster. Andrew Dunbar, Stephanie Bennett, and Melissa Roxburgh co-star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; featurettes.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!MATTHEW 18MATTHEW 18 (2014)

Eager to separate herself from her devoutly religious parents, medical student Michelle accepts a scholarship to a Minnesota program that promises to nurture her belief in the scientific method. Once there, however, she begins to experience strange occurrences that defy rational explanation…with her investigations uncovering a terrifying evil she’ll need a miracle to survive. Faith-based frightener stars Faizon Love, Luenell, and Don Benjamin. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!POLTERGEISTPOLTERGEIST II (1986)/POLTERGEIST III (1988)

“They’re back!” The Freelings again find themselves under attack by vengeful spirits, in the creepy sequel “Poltergeist II.” When the family relocates in the months after the supernatural abduction of young daughter Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), the notorious Beast finds them and wages another battle for Carol Anne’s soul, forcing the family to cross over into the spirit world and face the monster head on. Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Zelda Rubinstein co-star. AKA: “Poltergeist II: The Other Side.” And, in “Poltergeist III,” young Carol Anne Freeling (O’Rourke) is sent to live with her aunt (Nancy Allen) and uncle (Tom Skerritt) in their upscale Chicago skyscraper. But an otherworldly evil has followed her to her new home, and now Carol Anne and her family must once again try and defeat the sinister spirit that wantso claim the little girl as its own. With Lara Flynn Boyle and Rubenstein. 189 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!POLTERGEIST2POLTERGEIST II (1986)

“They’re back!” The Freelings again find themselves under attack by vengeful spirits, in this creepy sequel. When the family relocates in the months after the supernatural abduction of young daughter Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), the notorious Beast finds them and wages another battle for Carol Anne’s soul, forcing the family to cross over into the spirit world and face the monster head on. Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Zelda Rubinstein co-star. AKA: “Poltergeist II: The Other Side.” 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French DTS 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!POLTERGEIST3POLTERGEIST III (1988)

In the third film of the spooky series, young Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke) is sent to live with her aunt (Nancy Allen) and uncle (Tom Skerritt) in their upscale Chicago skyscraper. But an otherworldly evil has followed her to her new home, and now Carol Anne and her family must once again try and defeat the sinister spirit that wants to claim the little girl as its own. With Lara Flynn Boyle and Zelda Rubenstein. 97 min.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARKRAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK (2014)

From the title, you might expect to find Indiana Jones battling man-eating fish instead of snakes. No, this unashamedly campy creature feature instead is about a vacationing foursome that runs afoul of a genetically engineered killer from the deep.Literally programmed (by the government, no less) to hunt and kill humans, the piscatorial predator goes on a terrifying rampage. You’re gonna need a bigger video shelf! Stars Candice Lidstone, John Migliore. 71 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!RISE OF THE DINOSAURSRISE OF THE DINOSAURS (2013)

Stomping out of the Syfy channel is this effects-packed dino-thriller in which an elite team of soldiers is dispatched to rescue a beautiful biochemist kidnapped by a dictator intent on unleashing a terrifying biological weapon on the civilized world. First though, the squad will have to survive multiple attacks by Jurassic-era creatures of awesome size and monstrous appetite. Gary Stretch, Corin Nemec, and Natascha Berg star. AKA: “Jurassic Attack.” 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!RISE OF THE ZOMBIESRISE OF THE ZOMBIES (2012; Deggsy’s review)

Afraid that zombies might be emerging from Berkeley? This grisly Syfy thriller set in San Francisco takes that premise and makes it flesh…or is that “makes it flesh EATING”? After a horrific virus spawns legions of the living dead on the Left Coast, a ragtag team of survivors heads for the safety of Alcatraz, where the scramble to find a cure begins. Mariel Hemingway, LeVar Burton, Danny Trejo, and French Stewart star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; featurette.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!SEE NO EVIL2SEE NO EVIL 2 (2014; my review)

More vicious than Voorhees! More fearsome than Freddy! More burly than Bates! Taller than Chucky! Yes, it’s the terrifying return of Jacob Goodnight (Glenn Jacobs, aka WWE star Kane) in this sequel to the 2006 slasher film–which finds him rising from the dead inside a hospital where the beautiful Amy (Danielle Harris) is celebrating her birthday with attractive friends ready-made for the movie meat grinder! Katharine Isabelle, Kaj-Erik Eriksen co-star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; featurettes.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!SOCIETYSOCIETY (1990)

A handsome Beverly Hills teenager finds his life radically changed when he runs into a beauty with disintegrating parts and a party where the entertainment includes ritual sacrifice. Now he’s invited to meet a mysterious group called Society, and things get stranger…and deadlier! Outrageously gory effects highlight this terror-filled tale. Billy Warlock, Evan Richards, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurettes; music video. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray combo pack on 5/19/2015

!!!STIGMATASTIGMATA (1999)

When a mysterious religious relic given to Pittsburgh hairdresser Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) leads to her manifesting the wounds of the crucified Jesus on her body, “de-bunker” Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne) is sent by the Vatican to investigate. As Frankie’s “possession” escalates and threatens her life, the priest uncovers a secret that could rock the foundation of Christianity. Unusual supernatural thriller also stars Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!THE CABIN IN THE WOODSTHE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012; my review)

Produced in 2009 but not released until three years later, this offbeat horror flick from producer/co-writer Joss Whedon follows five college students to a remote cabin where they plan on having a few days of fun. Soon enough, they’re fighting for their lives against one monstrous threat after another as a team of mysterious technicians manipulate every aspect of their environment. But who–or what–is really in control? Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Sigourney Weaver star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; interview; bonus UltraViolet digital copy.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!THE COLLECTORTHE COLLECTOR (2009; my review)

In order to raise the money he needs to repay his ex-wife, former convict Arkin decides to rob his new employer’s home. Unfortunately, a masked madman has also targeted the property, rigged it with deadly traps, and tied up the occupants. Now, Arkin must figure out how he can save himself–and the family–from the murderous maniac and somehow reach safety. Josh Stewart, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; alternate ending; deleted scenes; music video.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!THE OUIJA RESURRECTIONTHE OUIJA RESURRECTION (2014)

Friends meet up for a night of conjuring up the spirits of the dead, with the help of the infamous board game. In spite of the host’s protests, one of the guests decides to videotape the entire proceedings…leading to this shock-filled record of what transpires when they neglect the rules of the game and unleash a terrifying ghost with a gruesome past. Creepy indie thriller stars Justin Armstrong, Dave Clark, and Swisyzinna. AKA: “The Ouija Experiment 2.” 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!THE ROAD FURY COLLECTIONTHE ROAD FURY COLLECTION

There’s no hope in the post-apocalyptic desert city of New Hope when a group of ruffians takes over the town, forcing men to join their gang and turning women into slaves. “Steel Frontier” (1995) stars Joe Lara, Stacie Foster. In the year 2005, tycoon Robert Davi runs a virtual-reality prison where prisoners participate in lethal games…as one man tries to stop them. “Cyber Vengeance” (1995) co-stars Matthias Hues, Amy Lynn Baxter. “Delirium” (2007) takes hold of six college kids as a masked maniac stalks them in the desert. Low-budget slasher outing stars Mike Burnell, Tallia Cuellar. An indie film crew disappears after completing a movie about the end of the world; does their story of scavengers fighting to survive after an alien invasion portend humanity’s real-life doom? “Defcon 2012” (2010) stars Shy Pilgreen, Dan Gruenberg. In the dystopian world of “Population: 2” (2012), a woman (Suzanne Tufan) drifts around a deserted city while memories of her mysterious past haunt her. With Jon Ashley Hall, Shelly Lipkin. 7 1/2 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!THE WOLVERINE COLLECTIONTHE WOLVERINE COLLECTION

Five-disc set includes “Wolverine: Origin,” “Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk,” “Wolverine: Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today,” “Wolverine vs. Sabretooth,” and “Wolverine vs. Sabretooth Reborn.”

Being released on DVD on 5/19/2015

!!!TRANCERS 2TRANCERS II: THE RETURN OF JACK DETH (1991)

Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson), the wise-cracking cop from the future, returns in this sequel set six years after the events of the original “Trancers.” This time, Deth must save the world from annihilation as the homeless are being tranced–lucky for him, his wife (Megan Ward) has returned from the dead to lend a hand! Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, and Helen Hunt co-star in this sci-fi shocker laced with comedy. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; bloopers; featurette; photo gallery.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULKULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK (2013)

The world might have believed the Hulk dead, but when sightings occurred across Europe and Asia, Nick Fury tasked Wolverine to head to Tibet for a quick and quiet “resolution” to the problem. A worried Betty Ross takes desperate measures to break up the battle in this motion-animated adaptation of the Damon Lindelof/Leinil Francis Yu Marvel Comics “Ultimate” miniseries. 70 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on Blu-ray on 5/19/2015

!!!YOU'RE NEXTYOU’RE NEXT (2013; my review)

Young Australian Erin (Sharni Vinson) hoped to make a good first impression when her boyfriend Crispian (A.J. Bowen) brought her to meet his snooty parents and siblings for an anniversary celebration at the folks’ remote country estate. When the party gets crashed by a murderous pack of Halloween-masked, crossbow-wielding marauders, she really might not get to make another. Adam Wingard’s smart and surprising mumblegore shocker co-stars Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Joe Swanberg, Ti West. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; “making of” featurette; theatrical trailer. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray combo pack on 5/19/2015

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Japanese Trailer Drops for Mega Shark vs. Kolossus … & it’s Bat-Shit Crazy!!

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I think it’s safe to say that the good folks over at The Asylum have lost their minds. The Asylum is a film studio and distributor that gave us such classic films as the three SHARKNADO flicks, NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, AIRPLANE VS. VOLCANO, BERMUDA TENTACLES, ATLANTIC RIM, 2-HEADED SHARK ATTACK, and more giant creature flicks than most people have had hot meals!! Well, The Asylum is cranking out another soon-to-be-classic, MEGA SHARK VS. KOLOSSUS. This opus is directed by Christopher Ray, written by Micho Rutare, and stars Illeana Douglas, Amy RiderBrody Hutzler, Clare Grant, Jeff Hatch, Tara Price, Ernest Thomas, and Tim Abell. Check out the plot crunch:

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In search of a new energy source, Russia accidentally reawakens the Kolossus – a giant robot doomsday device from the Cold War. At the same time, a new Mega Shark appears, threatening global security.

MEGA SHARK VS. KOLOSSUS is the fourth (yes, 4th!!) film in the MEGA SHARK franchise, and it also looks like the craziest. The Kolossus of the title is a gigantic nuclear powered robot that was secretly created during the cold war between the west and the Soviet Union. Of course the U.S. military and some unlucky civilians end up getting caught in the middle of this battle.

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Here’s the trailer for MEGA SHARK VS. KOLOSSUS, and it might just be the craziest thing I’ve ever seen… and I say that with no hyperbole!! Just wait until the end of the trailer. Classic stuff!! According to the IMDb page, MEGA SHARK VS. KOLOSSUS is slated for a June 7, 2015 release date (on the SyFy Channel, I’m assuming).

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Sharknado 3 Gets Official Title & Release Date

sharknado-3-posterI don’t know if you’ve been following entertainment news, but there’s apparently been a strike on the set of SHARKNADO 3. I don’t know what’s going on and personally I don’t care. That’s not news to me so I haven’t covered it. But recently it was announced when SHARKNADO 3 would air, on the SyFy Channel, of course, and what the official title of the film would be. The third film in the franchise will be once again directed by Anthony C. Ferrante and written by Thunder Levin. The film stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Ryan NewmanBo Derek, Cassie Scerbo, David Hasselhoff, Mark Cuban, Cindy Margolis, and Jack Griffo. Is this the cast or a pop-culture dumping ground of has been actors?? Here’s the plot:

The sharks take bite out of the East Coast when the sharknado hits Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida.

Not much to in, but then again there wasn’t much to the other films either. Check out the press release announcing the air date and the official title:

SYFY AND THE ASYLUM’S SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! TO CONSUME THE WORLD WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

ORIGINAL MOVIE WILL PREMIERE IN 86 COUNTRIES – ACROSS ALL SYFY CHANNELS – WITHIN 24 HOURS OF US PREMIERE

NEW YORK – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c.

In addition, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will wreak havoc on all Syfy channels around the world – 86 countries in all, including the UK, Australia and across Europe, Asia and Latin America – when it premieres in international primetime within 24 hours of the United States debut.

Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy: “We wanted this third title to boldly go where no shark movie has gone before. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining. 

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Said David Michael Latt, Producer, The Asylum: “The sharks and tornadoes get all the glory, but we would like to thank our long-time marketing guru Mike DiGrazia who first suggested ‘Oh hell no!’  A dedicated fan of the genre, Mike created the tag lines for 1 and 2 – ‘Enough Said!’ and ‘Shark Happens’ – as well as the Sharknado posters, including the original, which was a viral sensation on its own.”

Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida, and stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff as Fin’s father, Gil; Bo Derek will play April’s mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will portray Claudia’s friend, Billy. 

Additional cameo roles include Mark Cuban as the President of the United States; Ann Coulter as the Vice President; Michele Bachmann as herself; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; Washington Redskins tackle Tom Compton as a reporter; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard, and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin. Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum. When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched original movie ever.

About The Asylum

The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In addition, the Asylum is now producing Season 2 of Z NATION, a critically-acclaimed action-horror series on Syfy.  

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About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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There ya have it. Look for SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9/8c.

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Sharknado 3 To Hit Universal Orlando Resort

The phenomena that is SHARKNADO is unstoppable. It already California. It already decimated New York City. What’s next? Florida!! (But seriously, who’d know). Director Anthony C. Ferrante is again returning for a SHARKNADO 3 hat trick and Thunder Levin is returning to write the script (he wrote all three SHARKNADO films). So far the film stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo. Check out the press release:

Sharknado 3 posterSHARKNADO 3 TO WREAK HAVOC AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT 

NEW YORK – February 19, 2015 – Now Florida will know what it feels like to be hit by a Sharknado! The eagerly anticipatedSyfy and The Asylum production Sharknado 3 will shoot key scenes at Universal Orlando Resort, it was announced today.

Featuring stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo, Sharknado 3 will premiere on Syfy in July, causing mass destruction in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. Ziering and Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April, respectively, while Cassie Scerbo will play Nova, her character from the original 2013 Sharknado movie.  

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum.

When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched Original Movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers.

About The Asylum

The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In 2014, The Asylum made its first foray into series television with Z NATION, a critically-acclaimed 13-episode action-horror series on Syfy. Z NATION drew high ratings and will return for a second season in 2015.

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About Universal OrlandoResort

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk. Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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The SHARKNADO 3 IMDb page has July 2015 as the release date. Perfect for those warm summer days. So when do you think we’re gonna get our first SHARKNADO vs. movie? What will SHARKNADO be fighting??

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Are You Ready for Lavalantula??

Lavalantula posterLAVALANTULA. Just let that word soak in for a few seconds. Yes indeed this is a movie coming to the SyFy channel that pairs together the product of an active volcano and a tarantula. LAVALANTULA!! The SyFy channel commissioned this low-budget “mockbuster” flick about giant lava-spewing tarantulas. Ya gotta love the SyFy channel!! In the film, giant lava-breathing tarantulas erupt out of a dormant volcano which is found under the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. Filming has already wrapped and the SyFy channel is expected to air it in some time this year.

LAVALANTULA is directed by Mike Mendez, who directed 2013’s BIG ASS SPIDER, and stars Steve Guttenberg, Leslie Easterbrook, and Michael Winslow … yup … three of the stars of POLICE ACADEMY. Nia Peeples, Danny Woodburn, Patrick Renna, and Ralph Garman also star.

I think that’s all that needs to be said on LAVALANTULA.

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Ian Ziering & Tara Reid Confirmed to Star in Sharknado 3

sharknado3 posterComing as no surprise to me, the SyFy channel and The Asylum have officially announced SHARKNADO 3, and Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning to all the sharky goodness. Apparently a sharknado isn’t all that uncommon!! Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first two films, is returning to the director’s chair. Ferrante is directing a script from Thunder Levin, himself an Asylum alumni who wrote AMERICAN WARSHIPS and ATLANTIC RIM. SHARKNADO 3 also stars Cindy Margolis, Vanilla Ice, and Brittani Cox. Check out the press release:

SYFY AND THE ASYLUM ANNOUNCE IAN ZIERING AND TARA REID WILL STAR IN SHARKNADO 3

ANTHONY C. FERRANTE TO DIRECT SCREENPLAY BY THUNDER LEVIN

PASADENA, CA – January 15, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the original Sharknado survivors will return for the most epic shark attack yet! Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reunite for the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 3, reprising their roles as Fin and April, respectively.

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum.

Premiering on Syfy in July, Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., than roar down the Eastern Seaboard.

When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched Original Movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers.

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What do ya think … can the world handle another SHARKNADO film??

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Screw Shark Week … Get Ready for Sharknado Week This July

 

Let’s face it; Shark Week has become the predictable offerings of guys in shark cages and endless scenes of big ass sharks feeding off of huge hunks of meat on hooks. And after last years bullshit faux-documentary on megalodon sharks I’ve just about had it up to my blow hole with Shark Week. Lucky for us that that SyFy Channel will be airing the first ever SHARKNADO WEEK from July 26 – August 2!! The highlight of the week will be the Wednesday July 30th premier of SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE. Check out the press release:

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SYFY UNLEASHES FIRST EVER SHARKNADO WEEK JULY 26-AUGUST 2

SHARKNADO 2 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

ORIGINAL MOVIES INCLUDE SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA AND MEGA SHARK VS. MECHA SHARK

NEW YORK – May 27, 2014 – Sharks. Sharks. Everywhere – sharks! From the eagerly anticipated premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One (July 30), Roger Corman’s Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda(August 2) and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (July 26) to the greatest moments in shark film history, Syfy viewers will be swimming with fin-tastic special programming during the channel’s first ever Sharknado Week, airing Saturday, July 26 through Saturday, August 2.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SYFY’S SHARKNADO WEEK (ALL TIMES ET/PT)

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark – Saturday, July 26 at 9PM – When the U.S. government creates an exact robotic copy of the original mega shark, this new mecha shark runs wild – with only the original mega shark standing in the way of global destruction. A production of The Asylum, the movie stars Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle).

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Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites – Premieres Sunday, July 27 at 9PM – This original documentary special takes a light-hearted look back at the 15 best shark movie bites of all time. Comedians, actors and celebrities including Ian Ziering, Brooke Hogan, Richard Moll, Downtown Julie Brown and Mark McGrath discuss their favorite scenes – fun, ridiculous and frightening – from classic shark movies such as Jaws to the outrageous Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. A production of Associated Television International. Executive producer: Jim Romanovich. Producers: Dan Goldman, David Stephan. Consulting producer: Robert Corsini.

Sharknado 2: The Second One – Wednesday, July 30 at 9PM – In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to last summer’s global pop culture sensation, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple. The movie, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, also stars Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox and Judah Friedlander, with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Andy Dick, Robert Klein, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Biz Markie, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Kind and Kurt Angle, among others. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a production of The Asylum.

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Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda – Sunday, August 2 at 9PM – In this new Roger Corman movie, the child of Sharktopus goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment “Pteracuda” – half Pteradactyl, half Barracuda — in a battle for monster supremacy. A production of New Horizons Pictures, the movie stars Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and Katie Savoy (Living with Models).

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I’m not gonna lie to ya. I’m actually more excited about Corman’s SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA. A half Pteradactyl half Barracuda creature fighting a half shark half octopus creature?? Pop the corn and bring it on!!

Will you be checking out Sharknado Week on SyFy? Check out the (very) short trailer:

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SyFy Announces New Docu-Series, Town of the Living Dead

Here’s a SyFy Channel series I can get behind!! SyFy recently announced they will be airing the docu-series, TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD, an unscripted series about a town trying to make a zombie film. Read on for the press release:

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SYFY ANNOUNCES NEW COMEDIC DOCUSERIES TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD

PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 10PM

NEW YORK – April 30, 2014 – Syfy today announced a new unscripted series, the comedic docuseries Town of the Living Dead (WT), which follows a small Alabama town trying to complete their own independent zombie movie – which has been six years in the making.

In Town of the Living Dead, premiering Tuesday, October 7 at 10PM, the colorful folks of Jasper, Alabama are determined, once and for all, to complete their zombie movie, Thr33 Days Dead… now six long years in the making. Based on a town urban legend, their film centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama. The series will follow the intrepid and motley crew of amateur filmmakers as they struggle against every obstacle imaginable to get to a final cut of their film…which could someday become a movie!

Production company: True Entertainment (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes). Executive Producers: Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and David Stefanou. 

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Six years in the making … WOW!! This series sounds pretty good. What do you think?

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