Blu-ray and DVD Releases for June 28, 2016!

Another minimal, though undeniably awesome, week for blu-ray releases! All classic remasters, so if you are a fan of cult and/or classic film, this is your week.

#52FilmsByWomen with The Horror Honeys ~ Week 25!

This year, The Horror Honeys decided to take a pledge, rather that make a resolution there was zero chance of us keeping. Women in Film has launched the 52 Films by Women project, in which you take a pledge to watch just ONE film directed by a woman every week this year. Easy enough right? And since this is The Horror Honeys, we are going to guide through the project, every week this year, with a featured horror film written or directed by a fierce female!

Take the pledge yourself here, and check out our next pick below!

Turn Off the TV, Get Off Your Ass, & Go Outside!

A Revenge Honey Top Five by Linnie

There is no question about it: we have become a very technology-obsessed society. Whether it is our smart phones, our HD TVs, or our computers, there are very few people out there who don't rely fairly heavily on at least one form of tech. Be honest... how many times have you checked your phone just since you started reading this? Don't feel bad. I've looked at least twice in the last 30 seconds.

Since film became a medium for the expression of societal fears, our concern about the dangers of industrialism (Metropolis) to the inevitable sentience of our machines (The Terminator) have been a dominate theme in sci-fi and horror. Realistic video games, artificial intelligence, and the increasing predominance of social media are all very modern concerns that have become fodder for some of the best scary movies.

This list features some of my favorite sci-fi/horror films that focus on the dangers implicit in giving technology too much control over us. Some are about TV, others video games, but they all tell us one thing: get off your tush and go outside for a change, huh?

Musical Horror Honey Jam ~ 'Murder Ballad'

Listen and I'll tell a tale
A tale where good does not prevail
A King, a Queen
A Club, a Knave
One is destined for the grave...

Why aren't more local theatres doing this show?!?!? After two successful runs in off-Broadway theatres in NYC, both with all-star casts (Will Swenson!), this one-act rock musical quickly generated a rabid group of followers. The story appears fairly straightforward: guy gets girl, guy dumps girl, guy will do anything to get girl back - but (SPOILER-ish, especially if you listen to the album) with a dark twist in the end. The music is as creepy and intimate as the space Murder Ballad is meant to be performed in - and is insanely fun to belt at full volume. ~MHH

Zombie Buzz ~ The Girl With All The Gifts Trailer

I Cannot Wait To Unwrap This Present!

2016 has been pretty barren in regards to zombie movies. We got some last minutes releases from 2015 that blurred the year-end-line and then we got Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So, basically, 2016 has left zombie fans waiting and wanting. Short of holding my breath for the September release of Patient Zero and the 2017 release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter my unbeating heart hasn’t had much love to give to new zombie movies. 

Honey TV Buzz ~ 'Lucifer' Gets His Mum!

If you're not watching Fox's Lucifer, you're missing out. Seriously. The list of things you're missing out on is so long, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Well... Yes. We can begin there.

Sue me.
While the show has been distinctly different from the Sandman spin-off comic that inspired it, Tom Ellis (Miranda, Gates) has made a fabulous Lucifer Morningstar, and the stories have been great fun. Season 1 ended with the tease of Lucifer's mom rising from hell to cause a little trouble, and now, she's officially been cast!

And can I just say... sploosh.

Honey Buzz ~ Eli Roth is Remaking 'Death Wish.' Cue Eye Rolls.

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Eli Roth just signed a deal to remake Death Wish. Rather than waste time giving this news respect it doesn't deserve, let's just list the reasons why it's positively idiotic.

Honey Buzz ~ 'Swapped' Brings Gender-Flipped American Psycho!

It wasn't that long ago that Margot Robbie re-created a scene from American Psycho, and proved that women made an equally-killer Patrick Bateman. Now, Dani Faith Leonard has created a series on Vimeo, where she will re-create classic film scenes, but with the focal gender flipped, to draw attention to the disparity between in the sexes in film.

And she started with American Psycho. It is a thing of beauty.

Blu-ray and DVD Releases for June 21, 2016!

This is one of those rare weeks where there isn't much coming out, but everything coming out totally worth owning. A few classics (including a beautiful animated sci-fi film, remastered by Criterion) and some new soon-to-be-classics all are worth adding to your collection, so start clicking friends! It's time for a little binge-buying.

Honey Trailer Buzz ~ 'Blood Feast' Remake is... Bloody.

It always seems to come as a surprise to people that I absolutely frigging love Herschell Gordon Lewis films. Blood Feast (1963) is one of my favorite horror movies of all time, for about a thousand reasons, the least of which is that it was written by a kickass woman, Allison Louise Downe. And while I am not averse to remakes (and let's be honest, HGL movies are probably prime for them), a remake of Blood Feast was obviously going to give me some pause.

But here it is just the same, and well... it looks bloody.