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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Exclusive Interview With Sarah Butler

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on October 25th, 2014

    Most of you know Sarah Butler from her strong performance in I Spit On Your Grave. The remake might have gotten mixed reviews but Butler’s strong showing has helped to create a promising career. In Free Fall she gets to work with Halloween producer Malek Akkad and screen legend Malcolm McDowell. I had a chance to chat with Sarah about the new film coming October 28th from Anchor Bay. She’s got tons of energy and our time together was far too short to ask everything I had hoped. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Sarah Butler.

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    The Mentalist: Season 6

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 25th, 2014

    The Mentalist was once the highest rated drama on television. There was a lot to like here, as I’ll discuss throughout this review. But I think most of us had gotten a little sick and tired of the Red John story. The show milked the single case for over five years, and the fan base had dissolved to the point that the once #1 show has been on the bubble for the last two seasons. Next year it will return, but only as a January mid-season replacement, a place many shows begin their lives. Fans’ patience has worn thin, but at long last the show’s producers discovered what we’ve known since the second season.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest – About a Zombie From Revolver

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 22nd, 2014

    Our friends down at Revolver Entertainment have really hit the target with a copy of the DVD About A Zombie. They’ve got a documentary crew following that Zombie Apocalypse we’ve all been hearing about. They’ve also given us a copys of the film on DVD to give away to you guys. Zombie Apocalypse and free stuff! It doesn’t get much better than that. Now that’s a 31 Nights Of Terror we can all scream about.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – Who is your favorite horror actress?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Agnes M.

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” The Inside From Revolver Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 21st, 2014

    31 Nights Of Terror continues. We do the celebration. You get the goodies. This time it’s our pals down at Revolver Entertainment that have loaded a contest. Their new horror DVD The Inside streets on DVD/VOD on October 21st. A strange video tape turns up in a pawnshop camera. What it contains is going to be a shock. Allow us to deliver a little shock-treatment right to your front door. One lucky winner walks away with this terrifying DVD from Revolver.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What’s the most frightening film you’ve ever seen?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is April Bever

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest – Win Under Wraps From Arc Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 19th, 2014

    This continues to be a crowded 31 Nights Of Terror contest year. Once again it’s thanks to the great folks at Arc Entertainment. This one is for the kids. Maybe not so scary but a lot of fun. Arc Entertainment has given us three copies of their zany adventure Under Wraps. The animated feature is loaded with mummy’s, pharaohs and other things that go bump in the night. It was released October 14th on DVD. It features the voice talents of Brooke Shields, Drake Bell & Matthew Lillard. Who’s your Mummy? Upcomingdiscs and Arc Entertainment, that’s who.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What is your favorite horror/comedy of all time?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winners are Bill Hoff, Leslie Davis & Shannon Baas

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

     

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    Fury

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 17th, 2014

    “Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.”

    David Ayer doesn’t have a huge resume of films to his credit. In his 15 years as a director he’s only given us five films. Add just another three as a writer. What he has done as a writer and/or director appears to explore some of the same themes of machismo under heavy fire that are splattered all about Fury along with the blood and gore that is the natural byproduct of war. He’s the kind of filmmaker who doesn’t appear to tackle a project unless he finds he has something to say. In the past that voice hasn’t always been terribly original.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest: Win Autumn Blood From Arc Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 15th, 2014

    This year we’re having our best 31 Nights Of Terror ever. We’re giving away so much stuff and it’s all thanks to folks like our great buddies at Arc Entertainment. They’ve chipped in with three copies of their new thriller Autumn Blood. These hunters are out for blood. Can an innocent 16-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother survive these brutal attackers? You can find out. We’ll send a copy right to your front door if you’re one of the lucky winners. The movie arrives on DVD on October 21st. It looks to be killer.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What’s your idea of the perfect nightmare?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winners are Roger Simmons, Paul Birch & Becky Kinard 

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Exclusive Interview With Daniel Stamm

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on October 14th, 2014

    Daniel Stamm is one of those directors who comes along once in a while with some fresh ideas. He’s given us the controversial A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism and 13 Sins. There are some rather nice chills to be found in his films, but whatever you do: Don’t call him a horror director. Okay, you can call him a horror director, if you want. Bang it here to check out our recent review for 13 Sins.

    I had the chance to chat with Daniel. He’s an energetic talent with passion for the craft. It was a great time. Now you can check out what he had to say. Bang it here to sit in on our talk: Daniel Stamm Interview.

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    The Judge

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 12th, 2014

    “Did that just happen?”

    I have to confess that I entered The Judge expecting a different kind of film than I actually saw. After seeing the trailer I was reminded of some of the classic courtroom dramas I’d seen over the years from 12 Angry Men through …And Justice For All. On the ride to the screening I found my mind was swimming with the “closing arguments” Al Pacino delivered in …And Justice For All and was trying to image how Robert Downey, Jr. was going to try and top that. In the end Downey didn’t top that wonderful monologue. In the end The Judge simply wasn’t that kind of a movie after all.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest – Crimson Winter On Blu-ray

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 12th, 2014

    With 31 Nights Of Terror we’re always looking for ways to deliver the chills. One lucky Upcomingdiscs fan will get door to door creeps when we send out Crimson Winter. It’s the story of an ancient vampire clan and a modern group of environmentalists. Aren’t they just the most tasty treats? It’s all on high definition Blu-ray.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – Have you ever seen a ghost?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Mitchell Hickman

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” The Halloween Stories Collection Volume 2 DVD 3pk

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 11th, 2014

    31 Nights Of Terror can also be educational. Scholastic Storybook Treasures brings you The Halloween Stories Collection. It’s a 3 DVD set that includes 14 Halloween stories for early and pre-readers. It’s completely family safe. It also encourages creativity and music appreciation. You can win the set for your little ghoul thanks to Scholastic Storybook Treasures and Upcomingdiscs.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What are you or your little ghouls going as for Halloween?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Phil Berger 

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror”

    Posted in Site News by Gino Sassani on October 9th, 2014

    Well … it’s October, the start of Horrorcane season, and for fright fans that means that all the ghouls and goblins will be coming out to play. Before long it will be All Hallow’s Eve, and many of you will be having a spooktacular time of it all.

    Here at Upcomingdiscs, we’d like to help get you in the mood to boo. All month long we’ll be offering up our “31 Nights of Terror” to help unsettle those dreams just a bit. We’ve just been elected your Night Mayor, and now we’re going to officiate a mammoth month of monsters and mayhem. Each and every night in October we will bring you at least one horror related post. These posts will include contests, articles, podcasts, and reviews (of course).

    So check back every night before bedtime … but before you turn out the lights.
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    Ancient Aliens: Season 6 – Vol 1 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 8th, 2014

    “Millions of people around the world believe we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings. What if it were true?

    Ever since Eric von Daniken released his speculative book and its subsequent 1970 film Chariots of the Gods, there has been an entire field of study created around something commonly called Ancient Astronaut Theory. The idea is that extraterrestrials have visited many of our ancient civilizations. The theory continues that these visitors had a hand in shaping our development, whether it be through technology or even manipulation of our very DNA.
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    Edge of Tomorrow (Blu-ray 3D)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 8th, 2014

    “What I am about to tell you sounds crazy. But you have to listen to me. Your very lives depend on it. You see, this isn’t the first time.”

    No, this isn’t the first time. Tom Cruise seems to be making a habit of these science fiction action movies of late. There was Oblivion and War Of The Worlds, and quite frankly Edge Of Tomorrow looked to be pretty much more of the same. But there’s a huge difference between this film and the previous two. Edge Of Tomorrow is actually good. What looks on the surface to be just Groundhog Day with futuristic toys turns out to be a redemption story that I actually never saw coming.
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    Transformers: Age of Extinction (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 8th, 2014

    When I was a young boy I loved playing with my toys. We didn’t have Transformers in those days, but we did have Major Matt Mason, plastic dinosaurs, Hot Wheels and Creepy Crawlers Thingmaker sets. Yeah, in those days a toy could cause third-degree burns and no one really worried about getting sued. Kind of takes the fun out of being a kid today. You know who else, I bet, loved to play with his toys? MichaelBay. I bet he had the coolest toys in his neighborhood. He probably wasn’t the best guy to be friends with, however. He didn’t invite the kids over to play with his toys. He likely charged you a nickel to watch him play with them.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest – Win Girls Gone Dead On DVD

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 7th, 2014

    31 Nights Of Terror means horror reviews and lots of free stuff for you guys. How about an unrated copy of Girls Gone Dead on DVD? When these gals do Spring Break it’s killer.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – Who is your favorite horror actor/actress?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Terry Harker

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    Walker: Texas Ranger – Reunion

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 7th, 2014

    There was a new cowboy in Dallas, and he wasn’t throwing touchdown passes. But Walker was almost gone before he could really get started. After just four episodes the show’s production company suffered financial collapse, and the show was rescued at the last minute by CBS Productions, who would continue to run the show for its nearly decade-long run. For nine years Chuck Norris brought us the ultimate Texas Ranger in a formula cops and robbers show. The show often became a parody of itself but maintained a solid viewer ship throughout.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Contest: Win Werewolf Rising On DVD From RLJ Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on October 4th, 2014

    Our horrifyingly good friends at RLJ Entertainment wanted to make sure our readers had something to sink their teeth into for this year’s 31 Nights Of Terror. The result is a copy of Werewolf Rising on DVD. A family wants to get away from it all and ends up trying to get away from something worse than city life. It’s an original werewolf tale and it’s free to one lucky Upcomingdiscs winner.

    To win just follow these instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What was your favorite horror film in 2014?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Connie Lewis

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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    “31 Nights Of Terror” Annabelle

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 3rd, 2014

    “I like your dolls.”

    The Conjuring was one of the best horror movies to come along in years. Why? Because it was a good scare with a story that didn’t totally insult our intelligence or leave us scratching our heads too many times. The movie also dealt with its own red herring of sorts in a possessed doll kept under wraps by that film’s hero couple. We’re treated to a tease of her story before we move on to other matters.
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    The Midnight Special

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 30th, 2014

    If you were around in 1972, television was a very different place. By midnight most stations were shutting down to the tune of the national anthem. After that there was a test pattern and a high-pitched ring that would fill your screen until dawn when programming would resume. Of course, there were also only three networks, and, if you were lucky enough to live in a large market, a handful of local stations. All good people were expected to be safely tucked into their beds long before 1:00 AM.
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    Criminal Minds: Season 9

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 30th, 2014

    To the point, Criminal Minds is very compelling television. Ever since The Silence of the Lambs and perhaps long before, we have been fascinated by serial killers and the profilers who try to get inside their heads. To see evidence of the continuing trend, one needs only look toward the success of films like Zodiac and shows like Dexter. Of course, serial killers are not the only prey this FBI team pursues, but they are certainly the marquee item on the agenda. To be sure, there are equally disturbing subjects
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    The 100: Season 1 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 29th, 2014

    “Prisoners of the ARC, hear me now. You’ve been given a second chance, and as your Chancellor, it is my hope that you see this as not just a chance for you, but a chance for all of us, indeed for mankind itself. We have no idea what is waiting for you down there. If the odds of survival were better, we would’ve sent others. Frankly, we’re sending you because your crimes have made you expendable.”

    It’s 97 years ago and nuclear holocaust has made life on Earth unlivable… at least that’s what most people believed.
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    Sleepy Hollow Season 1 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 26th, 2014

    “And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, “Come and see.” Then, behold, a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.”

    No, this is not a Johnny Cash song or a bible study post. Believe it or not, we’re talking Ichabod Crane from Washington Irving’s famous story The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Fans of the tale will recall that Ichabod came to encounter the headless horseman in one of the first American horror tales ever written.
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    Once Upon A Time: Season 3 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 25th, 2014

    “There is a town in Maine where every storybook character you’ve ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth, and only one can break her spell.”

    ABC has had a very important asset going for it for years. It’s one that the network has seldom taken any advantage of. That asset is its parent company. You see, ABC is part of the Walt Disney family. With the rich history of stories the studio has in its arsenal going back to the 1920′s, it was only a matter of time before some clever people decided to find a way to use that rich history into a television series.
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    NCIS: Season 11

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 24th, 2014

    Special Agent Gibbs (Harmon) heads up this group of criminal investigators. Harmon has always been good, but I dare you to find a character he’s played better. He just eats up the part. You won’t have any trouble believing that Gibbs is the seasoned veteran investigator leading this team. Special Agent DiNozzo (Weatherly) is a former Baltimore homicide detective who often lets his determination run his investigation into trouble. He’ll bend a rule or throw a punch, whatever it takes to bring down the bad guy. Pauley Perrette plays the goth chick/forensic specialist Abby Sciuto.
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