Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ultraman Blu-ray Spectacular! Ultra Q and Ultraman Steelbook AND Standard Review


Ultraman is here! Japan's Kaiju icon has arrived on Blu-ray in North America from Mill Creek Entertainment and Cereal At Midnight is your source for EVERYTHING you  need to know about these new releases! In this video, we give you the complete rundown and tour of both the Steelbook and standard editions of Ultra Q (1966) and Ultraman (1966-67), the two shows that started it all!

Review: Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts Written by Brian Trash



Cereal At Midnight welcomes guest-contributor Brian Trash for this review of the Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts classic animation collection! Stay tuned for more recommendations from Brian in the coming weeks!

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Banana Splits Movie (Cereal At Midnight Review)


Hide the axes and kitchen knives, The Banana Splits are on the loose! In this Cereal At Midnight movie review, we tackle 2019's "The Banana Splits Movie!" How do these Hanna-Barbera creations from the peace and love generation survive the transition to brutal killers in this horror movie? Will our childhoods ever be the same again?

Saturday, October 12, 2019

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2019) Cereal At Midnight Review (Non-Spoiler)


In this non-spoiler review, we discuss the 2019 animated movie "The Addams Family!" Based on the classic cartoon/comic by Charles Addams, how does this new incarnation represent the legacy of the creepy, kooky, all-together spooky horror family?

Friday, October 11, 2019

Conversation with FAMILY OF FEAR Director + GIVEAWAY


Family of Fear is a documentary about Arx Mortis, one of the most popular haunted attractions in the United States! The film showcases the inner workings of the operation itself and the months of preparation involved, as well as the unlikely family that forms in one of the most unexpected of places. In this episode, we talk to the director, Nashville-based filmmaker Stephen Lackey, about his film and why this is the perfect season to discover the Family of Fear!

Stay up-to-date on what's happening with Stephen, Forcone Films, and Family of Fear:
forconefilms.com
facebook.com/familyoffearmovie
Instagram: @forconefilms

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

V: The Original Miniseries (1983) Review


"Humankind's last stand!"

In the realm of modern science fiction, V remains a beloved and continually-relevant concept. In fact, an entire franchise has sprung forth from the mind of writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson. Through a variety of projects spanning two miniseries and two full television shows, not to mention a series of novels that continue the adventures, V continues to endure as a rousing ode to the human spirit.

Warner Archive has now released the complete original miniseries that started it all on Blu-ray. The two-part event, which first aired on NBC on May 1st and May 2nd, 1983, still feels like a big deal, all these years later. The new disc allows us to look back with fresh eyes, thanks to a fantastic HD widescreen transfer that conveys just how cinematic V was and is. The miniseries combines hard-hitting performances with the best '80s special effects available to tell a story that would have been just as fitting on the silver screen as it is on the small screen. With action that takes place both on the Earth and in space, V is one of the most ambitious television productions of its time, costing around 13 million dollars in 1983. When the first part of the miniseries was broadcast, 40% of the television audience that night was watching V.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

More Unseen Horror! (More New-To-Me Horror)


In this sequel to 2018's "Unseen Horror" episode, Heath highlights a stack of movies that he'll be checking out for the very first time this Halloween season!

Check out the original Unseen Horror video here: http://www.cerealatmidnight.com/2018/10/unseen-horror-new-to-me-horror-movies.html

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Skull (1965) Review


A stable of fine English actors, solid source material, and a truly-unnerving feeling of dread make 1965's The Skull a standout horror film that levitates above its limitations.

There's a lot to appreciate with 1965's The Skull, from the cast, to the story, to the production itself. The film comes from Amicus, a studio that--for a time--stood toe-to-toe with Hammer Films as the pinnacle of British horror. This success was an ironic achievement, considering that Amicus was founded by two Americans working in the English film system. And while this movie doesn't quite have the Gothic grandeur that graces so many Hammer productions, it does excel through a story first penned by legendary genre-writer Robert Bloch (the author of Psycho), outstanding cinematography, and a capital cast culled from Hammer's finest players.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

He-Man, She-Ra, and Voltron Back on DVD at Last! Complete Unboxing and Review (MOTU)


After being out of print for years, three beloved 1980s cartoon classics make their triumphant return to DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment! He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and Voltron: Defender of the Universe have just arrived in complete series box sets that represent every single episode from each franchise! In this video, we not only unbox, review, and discuss the new releases, but compare these latest editions to their past DVD releases to see what was kept and what was lost. Pour a bowl of cereal and get ready to blast back to your childhood, because Cereal At Midnight is going back to the eighties to celebrate these classic cartoons that entertained a generation!


Friday, October 4, 2019

Top Ten Halloween and Horror Movie Favorites (Featuring Cinema Dave Media)


THE HORROR! In this frightful video, Heath is joined by Dave from the Cinema Dave Media YouTube channel for a lengthy, in-depth discussion about our top ten favorite movies for the month of October! What creepy, crawly tales keep us coming back for more every single Halloween season? These are the movies that slay us again and again. Be sure to weigh in with your own spooky, seasonal favorites in the comments!

Craving more Halloween and horror-related content from Cereal At Midnight? Here's a master list with everything spooky we've ever reviewed, created, written, or reviewed!
http://www.cerealatmidnight.com/2019/10/cereal-at-midnight-halloween-horror.html

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cereal At Midnight Halloween Horror Master List!


October has arrived! The new month means cooler temperatures, long, dark, windy nights, and clowns in the woods (we've missed you, clowns)! We're hard at work on a month full of creepy and cool content to celebrate the Halloween season here at Cereal At Midnight, but while we set about our wicked work, we wanted to provide a master list of all the horror and spook-related content we've produced since Cereal At Midnight crawled forth from the slime! As it turns out, we have A LOT of horror and Halloween-themed articles, videos, and reviews. The following is your guide to Cereal At Midnight's horror and Halloween-themed content!

Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island Movie Review


Note: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Warner Brothers continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo with this brand new animated movie that's a sequel to one of the most popular and beloved Scooby movies ever made! 21 years after the Scooby Gang first set foot upon Zombie Island, they return to where one of their spookiest, most supernatural encounters occurred. Featuring Elivra: Mistress of the Dark (voiced by Cassandra Peterson) and full of genuine laughs, Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island feels like a love letter to Scooby-Doo!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Midnight Music: "Moratorium" by Earl Van Dyke


As I work my way through the absolutely-stellar "Motown Unreleased: 1969" digital collection that was released just days ago to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Motown Records, aka Hitsville U.S.A., I'm continually amazed by the stellar quality of the music. I'll probably be doing a written review with links to some of the highlights that have blown me away, but none of them have slapped me sideways like the song "Moratorium" by Earl Van Dyke. Van Dyke was the keyboardist and bandleader for the group of session musicians that played on so many Motown tracks in the sixties, sometime collectively called the Funk Brothers. This track features the Funk Brothers breaking down a new Motown sound, and really shows an evolving era. The wailing guitars, electric organ, bongos, tamborines, and shuffling drums represent the coming of the seventies and this track feels, frankly, a lot more dangerous than the Motown sound as it had existed for the previous--and first--decade of the studio. This song seems to be cut from the same cloth as Isaac Hayes' theme from the movie Shaft, leaning heavily into rock, funk, and soul. With it's dirty, gritty, low-down quality, it sounds a lot more rooted in Memphis than Detroit. Either way, out of all sixty unreleased tracks on the new digital collection, this one's my favorite, and I wanted to share it with you.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Dick Tracy 1990 Action Figures from Playmates


Let's talk toys! In this video, we travel back to 1990 to spotlight the Playmates toy line for what was planned to be the biggest movie of the summer. Dick Tracy may not have been the smash hit that some were expecting, but it still had a huge impact on a young Heath. This one's dedicated to the action figures of our childhood and the fantastic summer of 1990!

Review: Day of the Panther / Strike of the Panther Double Feature Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment


Two cult classic action flicks from director Brian Trenchard-Smith have arrived on Blu-ray at last, and the story behind the films is every bit as interesting as the action on the screen!