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Announcing the Horrific Month of October!

We LOVE horror movies here at Silver Emulsion and we’re going absolutely fuckin’ apeshit for them come October! The entire month will feature nothing but horror reviews and I’m so excited about it! I had so many movies I wanted to get in that I’m starting it off early on the final week of September. Why? On the faulty logic that that Friday is October 1st!

I’ll be doing two reviews a week from the Empire International/Full Moon catalog on Tuesdays and Fridays, and a Dario Argento movie every Wednesday.

And Uncle Jasper’s coming in on his regular Mondays and Thursdays with a bunch of horror-inspired lucha libre films!

In addition to that, we will be attending and covering the Weekend of Horrors event featuring all kinds of killer faces from the genre! We haven’t yet worked out exactly what kind of coverage this will be, so stay tuned!

The month long event culminates in the final week of October when we both set our sights on four from the Shaw Brothers horror film library! This will be like a one-week version of the Django festival from a couple of months ago. After the break, check out the schedule for this week and the films we decided on!

The schedule for the Shaw films is:

October 25th

The Oily Maniac (1976)

[by Uncle Jasper]

Director: Ho Meng-Hwa
Starring: Danny Lee, Chen Ping, Lily Li, Hua Lun, Ku Feng

October 26th

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974)

A joint production between Shaw Bros. and Hammer Studios

[by Will]

Director: Roy Ward Baker & Chang Cheh (uncredited)
Starring: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Robin Stewart, Julie Ege, John Forbes-Robertson, Shih Szu

October 27th

Bewitched (1981)

[by Will]

Director: Chih-Hung Kwei
Starring: Ai Fei, Huang Chih Shen, Fanny, Chen Li Li, Liang Chen Ni, Lin Wei Tu, Hussin Bin Abu Hassan

October 28th

The Killer Snakes (1975)

[by Uncle Jasper]

Director: Chih-Hung Kwei
Starring: Kwok-Leung Gan, Chi Chao, Chun Chen, Lee Yan Ho

Backing that up, I’ll be throwing three more Full Moon’s at ya on October 29, 30 & 31 for the final push to Halloween.

Oh yeah! Snap into it!

September 18, 2010 - Posted by | Extras, Horror, Movie Reviews, Special Features | , , , ,


  1. Shaw Brothers Horror films? Hot diggetty! I can’t wait. I don’t like horror films as a rule (I am a super wimp) but lashings of kung fu helps me sit through anything. The only kung fu horror film I have seen is Human Lanterns. It was actually quite good.

    Comment by dangerousmeredith | September 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Cool! They should be fun, no doubt. I was strongly considering watching Human Lanterns as one of my movies. Glad to hear it’s good, will have to check it out.

      Comment by Will Silver | September 22, 2010 | Reply

    • Human Lanterns was pretty good if a bit uneven. Gotta love the killer in the furry skull outfit though. I’ve gotta say I’m really looking forward to reviewing these. The only true Shaw horror I’ve seen so far (besides Human Lanterns, which was more of a kung fu / horror) was Black Magic… which just felt wrong and perverse in every way, yet I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. It was like the cinematic equivalent of watching a woman give birth to a dog.

      Comment by Uncle Jasper | September 22, 2010 | Reply

      • hahahaha, or a woman giving birth to a Raptor? Can’t wait to bust into these myself! I haven’t seen any Shaw Bros horror.

        Comment by Will Silver | September 22, 2010 | Reply

        • Aw man, I don’t know if anything can compare to a woman giving birth to a raptor. That shit left me rattled for life.

          Comment by Uncle Jasper | September 22, 2010 | Reply

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