Pendulum Pictures has pioneered the delivery of outstanding value in Indy horror compilations with its ongoing line of 6 movie packs but now we're bringing you 50 mind-blowing horrific features on 12 chill-packed DVDs in D... more »ecrepit Crypt of Nightmares. So check your sanity at the door and get ready for a blood-soaked marathon of gore madness and depravity. With so many hours of terror the nightmares will never end.Included:1. Before I Die2. Bewitching The3. Blood Sucking Babes from Burbank4. Burning Dead5. Candle in the Dark A6. Catholic Ghoulgirls7. Crate The8. Crawlspace The9. Dead 710. Dead Body Man11. Dead is Dead12. Dead Live The13. Demon Slaughter14. Dominion15. Edgar Allan Poe's Madhouse16. Goblin17. Goth18. Hellbound: Book of the Dead19. Hell's Highway20. High Desert21. Hip Hop Locos22. Hollywood Vampyr23. I Dream of Dracula24. I Hate You25. Invitation26. Las Vegas Blood Bath27. Matthew28. Mayhem Motel29. Nightmare Asylum30. Off The Beaten Path31. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City32. River The: Legend of La Llorona33. Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest34. Serial Killer35. Shunned House The36. Slasher37. Suburban Sasquatch38. Summer of the Massacre The39. Tales of Terror40. Terror Toons41. Thirteen42. This Darkness43. Toe Tags44. Up For Rent45. Vampire Hunter46. Veil The47. When Heaven Comes Down48. Wishbone49. Witching The50. Zombie RampageSystem Requirements:TRT: 4053 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR Rating: NR UPC: 826831070292 Manufacturer No: MV07029« less
Rob M. from STATEN ISLAND, NY Reviewed on 6/2/2011...
A waste of plastic and paper. Decrepit is right. Not one of these barely amateurish, terribly acted pieces of garbage don't even rate being called movies. I've rarely seen such an utter waste of direct to video trash. Unless one is a total stoner, this should be totally avoided.
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Robert B. (Antmusic) from SALEM, OR Reviewed on 12/9/2007...
This box set contains 50 Horror films, most of which are exclusive to this set. Most of the films are from the 2000's, plus a couple from the 1990's, and two from the late 1980's. They are mostly low budget films, and many are very bad, ha ha. If you like "bad" horror, this is the set for you. There are a lot of gross-out scenes and a lot of bad acting. There is a lot of screaming and running too. A couple of them will probably actually scare you, a lot. Nudity, sexual situations, and language, of course, make most of them unsuitable for minors.
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Blood? You're soaking in it!
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 07/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"MAXIM MEDIA's "Pendulum Pictures" horror films are distributed exclusively by MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT. These movies are a throwback to the early '60s type of drive-in theater gorefests that were once popular with teens. If you're looking for big-budget state of the art special effects and top rank actors this series may not be right for you. Fans of murder, mayhem and maniacs will not be disappointed by this up-to-date collection, however.
To see where it all began, check out 50 MOVIE PACK: DRIVE-IN MOVIE CLASSICS from MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT. Many of the original slasher movies are here, in full grossed-out color!
. The alphabetized program list below includes 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings, original theatrical names (where applicable) year of release and principal actors for each title.
(2.8) Before I Die (2003) - Brock Richards/David Lee/M. Catherine Holseybrook (3.3) The Bewitching (2006) - Beverly Lynne/Tezz Vancey/Steve Reaser (5.8) Blood Sucking Babes from Burbank (2007) - Heidi Brucker/Danilo Mancinelli/Mira Rayson (???) Burning Dead (2004) - D. Vincent Ashby/Cindy Pain/Brian Canada (3.4) A Candle In The Dark (2002) - Alexandra Ackerman/Shelby Barendrick/Trish Christensen (2.4) Catholic Ghoulgirls (2005) - Mark Brown/Ally Melling/James Hudnall (???) The Crate (2005) - (no actor data) College students and a crate of evil (3.5) The Crawlspace (2006) - Jason Hastings/Julian Peck/Chris Schwartz (???) Dead 7 (2002) - Courtney Burr/Janet Tracy Keijser/Tanya Dempsey (1.9) Dead Body Man (2004) - Eddie Benevich/Desiree/Peter Blessel (2.6) Dead is Dead (1992) - Mike Stanley/Connie Cocquyt/Rob Binge (3.0) The Dead Live (2006) - Tom Hughes Jr./Mike Jones/Emily Hughes (???) Demon Slaughter (2004) - Adam Berasi/Vic Badger/Peter Blessel (2.4) Dominion (1992) - Carol Barta/Frank Dunlay/Auggi Alvarez (2.0) Edgar Allan Poe's Madhouse ("Madhouse") (1991) - (no actor data) Three Poe-inspired short stories (1.9) Goblin (1993) - Jenny Admire/Kim Alber/Dana Cheney (3.1) Goth (2003) - Phoebe Dollar/Laura Reilly/Dave Stann (2.2) Hellbound: Book Of The Dead ("Cadaver Baby") (2003) - Jeff Dylan Graham/Elizabeth North (2.5) Hell's Highway (2002) - Phoebe Dollar/Kiren David/Jonathan Gray (???) High Desert (1993) - Edward B. Glinski/Tyleen Roberts/Ron Jason (1.0) Hip Hop Locos (2001) - Unodoz/J10/Jose E/Richard Sanders (5.1) Hollywood Vampyr (2002) - Trevor Goddard/Nora Zimmett/Jeff Marchelletta (???) I Dream of Dracula (2003) - Michellina Shafranski/Jae Mosc/Maria Bolaris (4.3) I Hate You (2004) - Marvin W. Schwartz/Bill Santiago/Paul Rusanowsky (3.0) Invitation (2003) - Ryann Davey/Brad Etheridge/Rick Kunzi (2.3) Las Vegas Blood Bath (1989) - Ari Levin/Rebecca Gandara/Barbara Bell (3.4) Matthew ("Scream Bloody Murder") (1973) - Fred Holbert/Leigh Mitchell/Robert Knox (4.6) Mayhem Motel (2001) - Matthew Biancaniello/Lorene Scafaria/Sara Berkowitz (2.2) Nightmare Asylum (1992) - Lori Hassle/Matt Lewis/J.T. Taube (3.2) Off The Beaten Path (2004) - Todd Hansen/Carrie Sizemore/Jessie Welsch (1.8) Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City (1991) - Holly Starr/Stephanie Malone/Jenny Admire (3.1) The River: Legend Of La Llorona (2006) - Ronnie Alvarez/Joel Bryant (???) Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest (?) Six short stories hosted by Scarlet Fry (2.8) Serial Killer (2002) - Adam Berasi/Vic Badger/Pamela Sutch (4.7) The Shunned House (Italy-2003) - Emanuele Cerman/Michael Segal (in support) (2.7) Slasher ("Blood Cult") (1985) - Juli Andelman/Charles Ellis/James Vance (3.4) Suburban Sasquatch (2004) - Bill Usher/Sue Lynn Sanchez/Juan Fernandez (6.4) The Summer of the Massacre (2006) - Michael Baughan/David Hood/Jeannette James (3.0) Tales of Terror ("Dr. Shock's Tales of Terror") (2003) - Kristen Brochetti/Mark Newman/Mark Standriff (2.2) Terror Toons (2002) - Beverly Lynn/Lizzy Borden/Kerry Liu (2.8) Thirteen ("City In Panic" (1986) - David Adamson/Lee Ann Nestegard/Ed Chester (2.4) This Darkness ("This Darkness: The Vampire Virus") (2003) - David Everritt/Jenevieve Frank/Dylan O'Leary (3.1) Toe Tags (2003) - Darla Enlow/Marc Page/Larry Scott (4.1) Up For Rent (2006) - Sharon Savene/Shania Patricia/Daniel Cohn (???) Vampire Hunter (2004) - Sean Gallimore (???) The Veil (2005) - Michael Himsworth/John Chance/Richard Chance (5.1) When Heaven Comes Down (2002) - Emily Albright/Robert Z'Dar/Dominica Wasilewska (???) Wishbone (?) - Tiffany Lancia/Joe Palumbo/Melody Bielawski (1.9) The Witching (1993) - Auggi Alvarez/Mike Hellman/Frank Dunlay (2.0) Zombie Rampage (1989) - Erin Kehr/Dave Byerly/Stanna Bippus"
Worst example of DVD Horror every created
Bell513 | Erie, Indiana USA | 04/20/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am a extreme fan of horror. I can usually find something worthy in even the worst low budget B&C grade campy horror movies. However this collection of 50 movies is absolutely without question the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. Every single movie in this set is a complete WASTE time, and each gets an F-. You will only sample the first 10 to 15 minutes of each movie before you shut them off; yes, they are that bad.
The video transfer is absolutely terrible (a VHS Cassette played 100,000 times has better picture quality than these DVD's), the audio is bad, the acting is beyond unbearable, and the stories are less than laughable.
I absolutely guarantee that anyone who has given this set above 1 STAR works for Pendulum Pictures or is some how affiliated with this Company; this set is not worthy the 1 star I have given it. I only take the time to write this review to prevent others from being COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF!"
Brings back memories of "silver label" videos
Ford Madox Prefect | The Dark Side Of The Moon | 11/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The acting is horrible. The special effects are cheesy. The music is grating. But these films have heart. These filmmakers did not have huge Hollywood budgets, but they had a sense of fun. They remind me of the days when there was no "You Tube" or Blockbuster. Back when the way to watch movies at home was to go to the "mom-and-pop" video store, we used to rent "silver label videos". These videos were cheaply made horror films that were independently produced and printed with silver labels with red print. We used to go to different stores just to find different silver label videos. We used to have silve label video parties where we would watch these cheap, cheesy movies instead of the high budget Hollywood films and, despite the terrible production values, we had fun. These movies remind me of the days of VHS and BETA and the old mom-and-pop video stores with stacks of obscure "silver label" videos. This collection provides for many silver label video parties. It really brings back memories of the 1980s and the early days of video. I believe many of these filmmakers grew up watching silver label videos like "Creeptales" (Available on other sets like this) and they enjoyed just having fun with these videos. Enjoy and hearken back to 1980s cheese done in 21st Century style."
Fun Grab Bag of Indie Horror
Movie Madman | Nashville, TN | 05/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard to believe that so many people bought this dvd that have no interest in independent horror movies, just to run on here and complain about the acting and sound...lol. Anyway, for those who have attended an indie film festival or are lucky to have indie theatres in your area, this is like 5 festivals in one collection for less than the price for two people to go see another remake of Texas Chain Saw Massacre or Halloween or whatever else Hollywood has decided to remake for the umpteenth time. If you're looking for something different, you got it in this collection.
I would say there are 10 really good films in this collection that most people would enjoy. They follow the Hollywood pattern you're familiar with and we know pretty well. I mean, I see a movie like Matthew, Dead 7, or Invitation and I consider I have got my money back. But I will say that the complaints of others are not totally off base. Some of the movies are really shamefully put together and i would have liked for Pendulum to have just left them out of the collection altogether because they were an embarassment to the other well made films, but in my opinion, there are only 4-5 that meet that description. The fun part is going through them all and finding what you like. Hell's Highway and Goth are two good ones that come to mind that were a lot of fun to watch.
Cautionary note: Some of the films in this collection show graphic scenes of violence, especially serial murderers torturing women. There are also scenes of suicide which are shocking and graphic. I only mention this because I don't believe young children should be exposed to these images.
Overall, the collection was much. much better than expected. By reading the negative reviews here, I thought these are going to be totally unwatchable movies. I found the majority of them to be very entertaining. I have several Tromadance dvds that can't come close the films that are in this collection. For those tired of the same old same old, I think this collection provides you with a nice look at alternative cinema at an affordable price."
HaveSomeTimetoJustRead? | 50th state | 12/02/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Have had some decent luck with these multi-pack movies, but this particular selection was so full of low budget(no-budget?) movies, poor acting, terrible scripts, etc."