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Retro Trailer: "The Stuff"

So apparently, if you are a miner and you witness a strange goo-like substance erupting from the earth deep within your mine shaft, your first instinct would be to taste the stuff. Am I right?! In writer and director Larry Cohen's horror comedy, the goo found in the earth is found to be sweet, creamy, delicious and best of all no calories! Understandably so, the stuff becomes a nationwide craze (I mean, c'mon, who doesn't wanna eat stuff found oozing out of the ground?!) and even begins hurting ice cream sales.

Snapshot: "The Innkeepers" (2011)

In what looks to be another slow burn type of horror flick from writer and director Ti West, "The Innkeepers" has been creating quite the buzz around the festival circuit. In the above snapshot, Pat Healy and Sara Paxton play Luke and Claire, the two final employees who have been scheduled to work during a supposedly haunted hotel's final week of business. The hotel in the movie is actually based on and filmed at a hotel that West and his crew stayed at during the "House of The Devil" filming, where they experienced strange happenings.

Retro Poster: "Thirteen Women" (1932)

What do you get when you mix thirteen women who are old college friends and sorority sisters? Depending on how dirty your mind is, the answer could easily be the plot to any number of porn flicks. But in the world of horror films, you get at least one other woman who feels victimized by their nastiness and hateful words so much so that she feels the need to exact revenge on them and their families. And how would said woman get revenge on these mean girls you ask?

Retro Trailer: "The Visitation" (2006)

Apparently I've been on an Eddie Furlong kick lately, because "The Visitation" is like the third movie I've watched in the past month with him in it. The film, which is based on the novel of the same name by Frank Peretti, takes place in the small town of Antioch. When miracles begin happening at the hands of Brandon Nichols, who claims to be Jesus Christ, the whole town gets caught up in the hype and come together to worship Brandon and his disciples.

Retro Poster: "Invasion of the Saucer Men" (1957)

Some of the best horror movie posters are the ones that come from the monster movies of the 50's and 60's. Consisting mainly of huge in your face titles sprawling across the page, bright contrasting comic book colors and images from the movie spanning it's entire composition, its hard not to be drawn to these posters. Such is true with "Invasion of the Saucer Men", a fun little horror comedy about a lovers lane couple who accidentally run over a little green alien on their ride home.

Snapshot: "Insidious" (2010)

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, why not check out the latest film from "Saw" director James Wan called "Insidious," a ghost story that has been creating quite the buzz around the festival circuit. The low budget film is said to rely heavily on music score and camera angles rather than lots of blood and gore to create its suspense.

Retro Poster: "Trip With The Teacher" (1975)

More often than not, 70's era exploitation films produced some really great, alluring posters when in reality the actual movies were pretty weak. Such is the case with "Trip With The Teacher", which centers around four teen girls who take a trip... with their teacher. They encounter some bikers, one good and two bad, and somehow wind up being taken hostage in an abandoned cabin where they are subjected to some of the usual things one would encounter in this sort of film.

Snapshot: "Red State" (2011)

Kevin Smith is making a horror movie and I must admit, I'm pretty excited about it. The movie takes place in the Middle America and deals with a group of teens and their encounter with a preacher who practices extreme fundamentalism. Michael Parks plays Pastor Abin Cooper, whose character is loosely based on the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Retro Poster: "Serial Mom" (1994)

Beverly Sutphin is just your typical suburban housewife. She's a loving wife and mother, a PTA member, and oh yes, a rage filled killer. Mrs. Sutphin is very protective of her family and if you don't live up to her standards of perfection then... well I'm sorry, but you're dead. Whether she's making obscene phone calls to the neighbors or murdering her daughter's cheating boyfriend, Kathleen Turner is downright hilarious in this cult favorite.

Retro Clip: "Leprechaun In The Hood" (2000)

As you nurse your hangover from last night's festivities, why don't you sit back, pop some aspirin and feast your eyes on this little gem from 2000's Academy Award winning movie "Leprechaun In The Hood." Warwick Davis stars in the below scene as a rapping leprechaun.

.... and as an added bonus, here's one of the wee little man smoking weed... (NSFW)

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