Any true horror film fan knows that the best movies out there are not that easy to find. Of course the big name blockbuster horror franchises are played in theatres nationwide, but where do you find those lesser known gems that arent in wide release? Some major video retailers carry decent slasher, gore, grindhouse, and B horror films. However, lesser known movies still are out there. For these you must go straight to the source, the studio that creates them.
Full Moon Features is one such studio known for its head B-movie veteran Charles Band, whos been making movies since the 70s. Full Moon Features is also known for such low budget cult classic series such as Puppet Master and Subspecies. Later on Full Moon Features had other straight to DVD releases often referred to as so-bad-theyre-good movies like Gingerdeadman, The Killer Eye, and Evil Bong. All are famous among a specific audience of die-hard fans of gore, blood, guts, & violence in films.
No on the 10th installment of Puppet Master: Puppet Master Forever, Full Moon Features popularity among fans has not ceased one bit. With DVDs, BluRays, Box Sets, Toy Collectibles, etc. The Puppet Master series is one of the most successful franchises for the studio. The Puppet Master Box Set containing the first seven Puppet Master movies plus an extra bonus disc with over 40 Full Moon Trailers for example, has been a hit seller among collectors.
Another cult classic series adored by fans since the early 90s, is Subspecies. An Epic Collection of the films was released in 2007, which included all the original segments which were released in VHS. The story follows three college students as they study folklore in Romania – which leads them to bump into Radu Vladislas – the sadistic vampire who has returned to his home and killed his father. Radu takes a liking to one of the students and over the next three films tries to convince her to join him on the dark side and become a vampire. The series is known for its dark portrayal of the monster vampire Radu, as well as the stop-motion animation throughout. It even leads to a spin off called Vampire Journals. If you havent seen this series and are a fan of more original vampire sagas, do yourself a favor and check out the Subspecies Blu Ray at your local video store. After watching, youll probably want to own every movie in the series, in which case there is a Subspecies Box Set available as well.