Monday, March 31, 2008

Dead Next Door Soundtrack hitting stores in May!

On May 20th, 2008, Tempe Entertainment will be releasing the remastered original motion picture soundtrack for J.R. Bookwalter's indie classic, "The Dead Next Door." The CD will retail for a mere $9.99, and will be available wherever soundtracks are sold. The entire soundtrack will also be available for download at various MP3 sites on the web on the same date. Fore more news on this soundtrack, check out this forum post. You can pre-order this soundtrack directly from Tempe at their website, by CLICKING HERE. You can view a larger version of the CD cover HERE.

1. Prologue (2:21)
2. Main Titles (2:52)
3. Farmhouse (4:27)
4. Virginia to D.C. (3:06)
5. D.C. to Akron (1:47)
6. Bow House (3:15)
7. Vincent Freaks Out (4:43)
8. It's A Damned Cult (2:38)
9. Car Ghouls / Setup For Danger (4:00)
10. Escape from the Bow House (5:11)
11. Altar Room Chase (1:34)
12. The Dead Walk (5:01)
13. Pursuit of the Dead (2:45)
14. Trapped Like A Rat (1:59)
15. Epilogue (1:25)
16. Left For Dead (Instrumental Version) (4:18

This is pretty cool news; I think I'm going to have to get my paws on this CD when it comes out!

Guest posting disabled at the Vault Forums!

Despite security upgrades and the best efforts of myself and fellow moderators, spammers kept slipping through and posting pornographic material all over my Forum. Therefore I have disabled guest posting in the Forum, permanently. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hopefully this doesn't stop any of you that did post as a guest from joining our small, but friendly, group in the It Came from the Vault Forum! Please register to become a member and chat it up with the rest of us!

Now please excuse me, I've got two reviews to finish up and post before this weekend. Take it easy b-movie fans!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Capsule review for Dai-Nipponjin now posted!

Hello dear readers and fellow b-movie fans! I'm currently finishing up work on two reviews, so here's a little something to hold you over until I'm done:

CLICK HERE to read my capsule review for "Dai-Nipponjin!"

"Dai-Nipponjin" is an insane comedy/mockumentary about the darker side of being a giant Japanese superhero! Meet Masaru Daisatou: He's in his forties, is heading towards divorce, makes barely enough money to survive, and is Japan's only hope against giant monsters! Whenever his country is threatened by kaiju, Masaru gets ritualistically electrocuted to become Dai-Nipponjin (pictured above). Read more about this film at, and visit the official Dai-Nipponjin website!

Stay tuned for two new full-length reviews for "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds" and "Puppet Master!" I'm currently in the process of writing each and hope them both posted within the next few nights. Have a good night b-movie fans and keep fighting the good fight!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Guest posting once again allowed at the Vault Forums!

After installing a mod and cranking up the anti-spam protection at the IT Came from the Vault Forum, it seems that I have finally found a solution to my spammer woes. This means that guests can now make forum posts at their leisure, and I can stop wasting time by deleting spam posts, blocking IP addresses, and sending complaints to the abuse departments of various e-mail providers.

I'm going to be working on the Vault all night tonight, and all day tomorrow to get some new reviews up. I'm also going to add labels to my forum posts from now on, to make the BLOG a bit easier to navigate. I'm still debating on wether I should add labels to EVERY post, or just to all posts made in the last few months.

In the meantime, check out the IT Came from the Vault Forum by CLICKING HERE.
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Read or post DVD News HERE.
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Catch ya later b-movie fans!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Look for three new reviews this upcoming weekend!

Seeing as how I've been busy doing nothing (the urge to write fades in and out these days) over the past week, I'm shooting for this weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) to get new content up at the Vault. Expect a capsule review for the eccentric mockumentary "Dai-Nipponjin" as well as two full-length reviews for "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds" (just got my official Region 1 disc from Media Blasters in the mail today!!! YAY! That means there will be TWO DVD reviews for this film!) and "Puppet Master." The latter is my contribution to the upcoming "FULL MOON RISING" roundtable, which features reviews for a handful of films made by Full Moon Entertainment (or Empire Pictures). Most, if not all involve schlockmaster Charles Band in some way, and its a great way to cap off this month.

So stay tuned b-movie fans and you will be rewarded! :-D

Friday, March 14, 2008

A treat for fans of "Legend of Dinosaurs."

Thanks to Kevin P. from, I have a complete copy of the crazy soundtrack to "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds." I've converted the files from 192 kbps to 320 kbps, and upgraded the quality of the mp3 files considerably. I wanted to include the entire soundtrack as a download for my upcoming review of this obscure kaiju film, but 60 MB is a bit too much, even if my bandwidth for the site has been increased. Therefore, I have put the full, "digitally mastered" soundtrack in a .RAR file, and uploaded it to my RapidShare account.

I'll still post a track or two on the review for all of you to sample, but if you don't want to wait, and want all 17 delicious tracks, JUST CLICK HERE. You are entitled to ONE free download from RapidShare if you do not have an account, so you are good to go no matter what. Enjoy this insane music (from composer Masao Yagi) and keep an eye out for my review for "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds" next week!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

R.I.P. - My Samsung HDTV.....

I just can't catch a break lately....
After coming home from work Saturday night, I eagerly sat down in front of my TV to watch "No Country for Old Men" (nevermind how I got my paws on it three days early). I had my bottle of Ginger Ale, a bag of Tostitos, and I was ready to go. About two minutes into the film, the TV suddenly flickered off. I thought at first that the power went out and came back on within a split second, then noticed that A) the DVD player was still going and B) my surround sound was still belting out dialog from the film. I picked up my TV remote and began pressing the "POWER" button repeatedly: Nothing. Got up and started pushing the "POWER" button on the TV repeatedly: Nothing. I got on my hands and knees behind the entertainment center and unplugged the TV, then plugged it back in. Then I hit the power button again, and presto(!) the TV was on. Less than ten seconds later, it turned off again. Now, it will not turn on at all and I am in deep sorrow. I got this beautiful Samsung 27" HDTV on July 29th of last year, with a four year warranty (and alleged in-home service) and now it is dead. I'm in the process of getting a hold of the only repair shop that can handle this job, so hopefully, before the week is through, I'll be enjoying movies and video games in HD (or "near-HD") quality again. Tis a sad day.... excuse me while I go weep in the corner for a few hours...

Friday, March 7, 2008

How many 5-year olds could you take in a fight?

I was surfing through the Badmovies.Org Forum this afternoon and found this humorous test in a post. Just for the record, according to this test I can easily take down 17 vicious ankle-biting, crotch-destroying five-year-olds. How many can you successfully take on in battle?!


Have fun with this test and feel free to post comments of your results! Blog ya later b-movie fans! :-D

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm Back!

Well I'm officially back from my three day vacation and I had a blast. I pigged out, watched a ton of flicks, and played Halo 3 for hours on end with my best bud Chris down at Kutztown University. Yes all was well .... until I went into work yesterday. I'm out $600 due to a huge lapse in judgment on my part and my boss plans on collecting that cash ASAP. I'm not going to go into heavy details but basically I allowed a customer to cash a check, it didn't go through, and now my boss has decided that taking my next two paychecks as recompense is a fit punishment. Yes, I've been told that this is illegal, and I was more than pissed off, but unfortunately I'm deep in debt and short of working in a stone quarry, this is the highest paying job around town. So I'm just sorta stuck right now. But I'm a firm believer in karma and I figure that I'll come out on top in the end. At least I hope so.....

03-06-08 UPDATE: Looks like a bit of good luck has come my way. Obviously feeling a bit guilty, my employer contacted the bad checkwriter and apparently the guy came into the store and agreed to pay for the bounced check. If my luck holds, I'll be in the clear by the weekend. "Gods of War protect me. May they protect you."

So yeah, after three days of bliss, I got bitch-slapped hard. Still, that hasn't stopped me from updating the Vault. I've just uploading a refurbished review of UNINVITED (1988) from the old review archives. That should hold you over until I get some fresh new reviews typed up. As stated in the last post, my next two reviews will be for "Dai Nippon Jin" (2007) and "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds" (1977), two very odd Asian films that feature giant monsters.

Well I've had a very long couple of days, so I'm going to hit the hay and recharge the batteries. G'night b-movie fans!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Vault Master is OUT.

Hey all, I'm getting my gear ready and am about to head out on an adventure to Kutztown to visit my best bud Chris. The trip should take about two, maybe two-and-a-half hours, and shouldn't be too treacherous now that the roads have been plowed and salted. (I swear, this dang winter weather is trying to ruin my weekend!) I'll be staying there to Monday morning.

I had originally planned to post something before I left and was working on getting an old review from Ye Olde Vault Archives fixed up and uploaded to the site. I nearly finished my work, but last night I was too darned tired to complete the revamping. So, you'll just have to wait until Monday to get something (sort of) new to read. What movie you may be wondering? Sorry, can't tell! It's a surprise. I will tell you that the next two films on my slate are: Dai Nippon Jin (Giant Japanese Person) and "Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds." Look for those later this coming week, or early next. Well, catch ya later b-movie fans! Enjoy your weekend!