Friday, August 28, 2020


Heath is joined by Austin Trunick, author of THE CANNON FILM GUIDE for a discussion about all things Cannon Films! This video is packed with everything we love about Cannon: Chuck Norris, Van Dammage, break dancing, ninjas, muscle-bound heroes and villains, gladiators, and cartoons come to life!  Austin tells us some of his favorite stories from behind the scenes of the (in)famous film studio, and even shares a few secrets! This interview is not to be missed for exploitation, cult, and B-movie fans. The video store is open!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Mail Call: Toys! Wrestling! Imported Box Sets! Dollar Tree Movies!

Mail Call! You want wrestling? We got it! You want toys? We got it! You want imported entertainment from regions far and wide? We got that too! We've even got hand-made fan-made goodness from horror history and guys in gorilla suits! You want murder-clowns from the planet Beezelboop? We don't got that...but we can get it! Thanks to Gerry, Arthur, Herman, Carol, Firas, and Erik for their kindness and generosity, and thanks to YOU for watching! 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Fulci in 4K! The New York Ripper / The House By the Cemetery Arrive on UHD From Blue Underground

Hot on the heels of Blue Underground's recent release of Maniac and Zombie on the 4K UHD format comes Fulci's The New York Ripper and The House By the Cemetery! How do these new 4K discs compare to their standard Blu-ray counterpart, and is it worth the upgrade? We answer these questions and more in this in-depth review!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Dick Tracy 30th Anniversary Commentary feat. Eric Grigs from Pop Trash Museum

Cereal At Midnight is back with another commentary, and this time we're celebrating the anniversary of 1990's Dick Tracy! It's been thirty years since Warren Beatty brought the colorful hero and his cartoon menagerie of villains to the screen in one of the first comic book movies of its kind. The spectacle was huge, the art was gorgeous, and the scope was ambitious. Madonna! Multiple Academy Award winners in crazy makeup! Al Pacino doing Al Pacino! Grab your two-way wrist radio, yellow trench coat and hat, and ride shotgun with Heath and Eric Grigs from as we revisit the comic book movie event of 1990! 

Be sure to read Eric Grigs' article about Dick Tracy at Pop Trash Museum!   

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

GAMERA - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Limited Collector's Edition Unboxing (Arrow Video, Kaiju, Blu-ray)

One of the most ambitious and prestigious Blu-ray box sets to date has arrived from Arrow Video! GAMERA: The Complete Collection features all twelve movies in the kaiju franchise on Blu-ray, as well as a 130-page hardcover book collecting the Dark Horse comics from 1996 and an 80-page perfect bound book of essays, schematics, posters, and more! This set is either already or very nearly sold out, so don't hesitate if you'd like to own your own copy!

Collecting At Midnight Episode 16 FREE PREVIEW - The Fly, Critters, and Big Lots TV Shows For Cheap!

The latest episode of the Patreon-Exclusive Collecting At Midnight series has posted, and here's a free preview featuring the first 15 minutes! We discuss Scream Factory's The Fly box set as well as the Critters box set, and also talk about the CBS/Paramount TV show collections that are showing up at Big Lots! In the rest of the video, which can be found on Patreon, we talk about our Severin Mid-Year Sale order, recent Hamilton Book pick-ups, an incredible box set of rock and roll music performances on DVD, and talk about the trouble with forced scarcity to sell movies based on FOMO. All this, plus a tale from the thrift store and a visit from the Cat of Christmas Past!

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Toy Talk! He-Man & the MOTU, Real Ghostbusters, NECA Toony Terrors, & Care Bears?!

In this Toy Talk, we discuss the quest for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Origins from Mattel, The Wal-Mart-exclusive Real Ghostbusters retro line, NECA's Toony Terrors, which depict horror icons in cartoon-styled plastic, and even the newly relaunched Care Bears plushes that have appeared back on store shelves! All this, plus a rant against scalpers and the frustrations of store exclusives and short-packed figures.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Music-Palooza Vol. 2

In the latest installment of Music-Palooza, we explore some really offbeat and cool vinyl pick-ups rescued from a local shop's bargain bin, review the Linda Ronstadt documentary "The Sound of My Voice" as well as Mill Creek Entertainment's "The British Invasion" documentary/concert set, and close out with some CD new releases and thrift store scores! Throw your headphones on and put some Cereal At Midnight between your ears!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Neo Ultra Q Review (Ultraman, Blu-ray, Mill Creek Entertainment)

Neo Ultra Q has arrived on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment! How does the show live up to the legacy of the original Ultra Q, which is credited with creating the entire Ultra and Ultraman universe of TV shows, movies, comics, cartoons? Prepare to venture into the unknown!

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mulan $30 on Disney Plus, Nolan and TENET, No More Disney 4Ks, Theaters Closed Until 2021?! Plus...CATS!


In our latest couch conversation, Heath and Bree discuss the decision to charge $30 for Mulan on Disney Plus, the rumor that Disney will no longer produce 4K UHD discs in favor of digital only, the continued delay of Christopher Nolan's TENET and the prospect of theaters being closed until 2021, and how these circumstances may change movies for the long-term! There are no shortage of opinions here, and there may even be a rant or two!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Kino Lorber Sale Pick-Ups: Bava Horror, Rock, Disco, Cannon, and Almost Out of Print!

In our latest Kino spotlight, we're covering our final order from the summer sale and talking about obscure musicals, Mario Bava horror, a war movie starring John Lennon, and a couple of deep cuts from the While Supplies Last sale that are about to go out of print! All this, plus loads of impressions and general silliness. Plus, we introduce a new lighting rig only to almost immediately say goodbye! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GHOST STORY aka CIRCLE OF FEAR Horror Anthology from William Castle & Richard Matheson on Blu-Ray!

Out of the shadows at last! GHOST STORY aka Circle of Fear is a slice of spooky seventies greatness! This horror anthology television show ran from 1972-1973 and was the creation of legendary B-movie producer William Castle and writer Richard Matheson. After years of obscurity and on-demand discs, this show makes a worldwide, region-free Blu-ray debut thanks to Australia's Via Vision Entertainment! With a cast list of some of the most prestigious names of the time (Karen Black, Meg Foster, Janet Leigh, Jason Robards, Martin Sheen, Jodie Foster) and writers including Matheson, Hammer's Jimmy Sangster, D.C. Fontana, and Harlan Ellison, the pedigree for the series couldn't be higher for genre buffs. The unknown is waiting...

Order your copy directly from Via Vision HERE
*Note: Price is in Australian dollars. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Of Clowns and Cornfields: Josh Jabcuga Interviews Horror Author Adam Cesare

Josh Jabcuga returns to interview Adam Cesare about his upcoming book from HarperTeen, Clown in a Cornfield, the slasher genre, Rob Zombie, Nurse Sherri, and earning Clive Barker's seal of approval! 

Josh Jabcuga: Clive Barker provided an incredible blurb for your upcoming book Clown in a Cornfield (out August 25th from HarperTeen; pre-order the Hardcover, ebook, or audiobook here).

First off, congrats on the new book. The advance reviews have been amazing. And earning a stamp of approval from Clive Barker, it seems so fitting on many levels. 

People know the Clive Barker name from the Hellraiser and Candyman films, others from The Great and Secret Show, or Abarat, or all of the above. His work has appeared in many forms, spanning generations of fans, crossing genres. There are many points of entry to becoming a Clive Barker fan. It’s similar in some ways to the shape that your body of work is beginning to take. This year alone, you’ve got Clown in a Cornfield coming out, you scripted a 4-issue arc of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (from Boom! Studios/Archaia—available in a hardcover collection later this year), plus Dark Crystal fans can look forward to your work on Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, which is being released in October. Readers may be familiar with your previous books like Tribesmen, Video Night, and The Con Season, too.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

New From Mill Creek Entertainment: Eureka, Neo Ultra Q, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Mafia!

Mill Creek Entertainment's August releases have arrived at Cereal At Midnight and we have your hands-on FIRST LOOK! 

Join us as we discuss Eureka: The Complete Series on Blu-ray, Neo Ultra Q (from the Ultraman universe!) The Complete Series on Blu-ray, Becoming Evil: The Mafia, and The British Invasion, a five-documentary collection exploring The Beatles, their manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, and The Who!

Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with Mill Creek Entertainment HERE

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