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Review of No Way This Time from Love In Reverse

Love in Reverse has released their first recording in over 20 years with their new single “No Way This Time”. Signaling what the band calls the “beginning of their next phase” this song is destined to become one of your favorites in the LIR catalogue. With catchy hooks, intelligent introspective lyrics, rock-solid drumming, awesome guitar riffs, and some soul satisfying synth, Love in Reverse pick up right where they left off more than twenty years ago.

For those of you not familiar with Love in Reverse, they were the newest (re)incarnation of the band Dog. They blasted onto the scene with music that reflected the 90s alternative sound but with their own unique futuristic twist. Imagine if early Soundgarden melded with Smashing Pumpkins and borrowed Radiohead’s equipment to travel into the far off future to battle alien invaders. But apparently the burden of knowing how much pop culture in the future would suck took its toll. After a trio of albums singer/guitarist Michael Ferentino, drummer Dave Halpern, and bassist Andres Karu went their separate ways. The new single features all three original members sounding like they never left us. If only all bands could sound this good 20 years after breaking up, the universe would truly be a better place.

Hello everyone. Please allow me to introduce the first brand new Love in Reverse recording and video in over 20 years. Right here and now. "No Way This Time" marks the beginning of our next phase. Single will be released worldwide to most streaming and download joints on 8/2/19. Full album TBA. Have a fantastic day!

Posted by Michael Ferentino on Friday, July 12, 2019

The Shape of Water: You Snooze, You Lose!

Universal Studios had been sitting on “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” for 6 decades.

For dozens of different reasons they were never able to reboot the franchise.  
I suppose that director Guillermo deo Toro was tired of trying to pull blood from a stone. So he set out and did it his own way by designing his own creature (without ever using the word “creature” to describe it, by the way) and, now, the rest is cinematic history.
You snooze, you lose!
 
Congratulations to Fox Searchlight for helping Guillermo get it done!

Congrats to Horror Film Director Guillermo del Toro for 2 Oscar Wins!!

Congrats to Guillermo Del Toro on his well-deserved Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for “The Shape of Water”.

I reviewed the film here a few months ago and loved its magic and beauty.  It is a poetic tribute to a bygone film era.

There couldn’t be a more deserving human being.
Guillermo has always been a humble and sweet guy and he is a horror film icon.
Always helpful to his peers and minions and encouraging his team.

I have a video bumper of him promoting The Horror Channel for us about 10 years ago.
Must dig it out and post.

Nick

You’re Going To Need A Bigger Computer To Watch The New Trailer For ‘House Shark’

Coming at us from indie madman Ron Bonk – nowhere is safe when there is a House Shark on the prowl.  As the release draws ever nearer  – we have not gotten a redone trailer and some pretty nifty artwork to help seal the deal.

First up – a synopsis to wet the palate.

“You’re gonna need a bigger house! When Frank (Trey Harrison) finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he’s enlists the aid of the world’s only “House Shark” Expert, Zachary (Michael Merchant), and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham (Wes Reid), to embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life. It’s JAWS in a house! From writer/director Ron Bonk (“She Kills”, “Clay”).”

You ready for some video?

House Shark” was produced by Howard Gromero, Jonathan Straiton and Tim Ritter. The score was composed by Emmett Van Slyke with special effects by Marcus Koch.

They are shooting for an April roll out and if you want one – you best be CLICK HERE right now and lock youself in a copy.

In the meantime – dig the new one sheet!

 

 

 

Teaser For ‘The First Purge’ Makes America Great Again

You a fan of The Purge franchise?  Personally – I could take it or leave it but- I have to admit that this prequel (of sorts) has got my attention with their first teaser trailer.  Playing heavily off the current political climate – it certainly hits home.

The synopsis lays it all out for your vote:

“Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”

Gerard McMurray directs with Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei all attempting to survive the night.

July 4th brings freedom to this one so – do your part – be an American and support The Purge!