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Straight to Video: The Madness Behind Overlooked Horror Movies


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Re: Straight to Video: The Madness Behind Overlooked Horror Movies

New postby Shakelford, J. Rusty » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:13 pm

You have had some great reads on here so far SC. As others have said Trick R Treat not being at theaters is a crime!
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Re: Straight to Video: The Madness Behind Overlooked Horror Movies

New postby allycat2488 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:37 am

I cant believe theaters dont have special screenings during October just for Trick 'r Treat! This needs to happen the places would be packed! Great article as usual:-)
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New postby sinful Celluloid » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:52 am

Thank you guys. I've talked to some people about screening a few films for Halloween. Just an idea really at this point. We really need some of these awesome films shown. I think it would let people know that there is an audience for things other than what ever "sure thing" the studios have in mind for the season.
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New postby ZombieKitten » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:47 pm

I never understood how Trick 'r Treat went "straight to video" while Battlefield Earth got a theatrical release. But I also never understood how Firefly was canceled after 1 season but Glee continues on, and on, and on and on.

Oh, great article by the way!
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Re: Straight to Video: The Madness Behind Overlooked Horror Movies

New postby sinful Celluloid » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:15 pm

Thank you. Basically, studios make deals for release dates. Lionsgate would constantly bid for Halloween, period. amen. Even though Trick R Treat tested well and was well reviewed, you can't release that film any time during the year except Halloween and that wasn't gonna happen.
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Re: Straight to Video: The Madness Behind Overlooked Horror Movies

New postby shattered lens » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:31 pm

Before straight-to-video came along everything was released at the theater or the drive-in movies. I remember back in the 80`s i started seeing lesser known movies being released straight-to-video at my video store and that was the beginning of the decline of the grindhouses and drive-ins. Straight-to-video is just the modern way we see these films if this was the 70`s or early 80`s the films mentioned above would appear at the grindhouse or drive-ins. For those of you old enough to remember going to the drive-ins was hecka fun back in the day. But today at least we get to own our faves.
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Re: Straight to Video: The Madness Behind Overlooked Horror Movies

New postby lameo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:07 pm

i wasn't too fond of the remake of night of the demons. watched it on netflix because of this article and was very disappointed.
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