Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DARKNESS Reviews - TOP TEN/FAVORITE LISTS

LIST REVIEWS - DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
Saved from the older 13th Dream website.  Many of the links are no longer working.

Internet and Magazine REVIEW "LISTS" of the NEW & ORIGINAL VERSIONS:
DARKNESS
Including "TOP 10/BEST OF" & "GORIEST OF ALL TIME" LISTS!
(In no particular order or chronology, however, most recently
discovered entries are added to the TOP of the list.)
UPDATED 10/11/07.


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FAVOURITE DVD RELEASES OF 2006 List!
I am not going to list them in any order of preference just in the order they come to mind. Also although this is a list of favourite DVD’s released this year, my choices are all about the film and only slightly influenced by cover art and bonus features.
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
ELECTION and ELECTION 2
FEMALE PRISONER #701: SCORPION
CEMETERY MAN (DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE)
THE NUN AND THE DEVIL
ONE NIGHT IN MONGKOK
BLACK SUN: THE NANKING MASSACRE
HEROES SHED NO TEARS
LE GRANDE BOUFFE
THE ORDEAL (CALVAIRE)
Feral Cat - I SPIT ON YOUR MOVIE
Read Feral Cat's Detailed Breakdowns on the Entire List HERE!

BEST DVD RELEASES OF 2006 List!

A BETTER TOMORROW: ULTIMATE EDITION (Optimum Asia)
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION (Barrel Entertainment)
DEBBIE DOES DALLAS (Media Blasters/Raincoat Theatre)
THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES (Media Blasters/Raincoat Theatre)
DUST DEVIL: LIMITED EDITION (Subversive Cinema)
INSATIABLE (Media Blasters/Raincoat Theatre)
LUCIANO ERCOL DEATH BOX SET (No Shame)
MURDER ROCK (Media Blasters)
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (Opening/Gaumont)
RAN (Optimum Asia)
SISTER STREET FIGHTER COLLECTION (Ronin Entertainment)
STREET TRASH: MELTDOWN EDITION (Synapse Films)
VIRGINS FROM HELL (Mondo Macabro)
THE VIRGIN SPRING (Criterion Collection)
WALERIAN BOROWCZYK COLLECTION (Cult Epics)
Michael Den Boer - 10K BULLETS
Read Michael's Detailed Breakdowns on the Entire List HERE!

#5 ON THE "11 GORIEST HORROR MOVIES" LIST!
VOTED ON BY THE HORROR DVDS.COM FORUMS!

1. DEAD ALIVE

2. DAY OF THE DEAD
3. RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY
4. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD
5. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
6. THE EVIL DEAD
7. HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II
8. THE TOXIC AVENGER
9. THE WIZARD OF GORE
10. ICHI THE KILLER
11. RE-ANIMATOR
HORRORDVDS.COM/Readers Forums

Read the Full forum thread by clicking HERE!

FINALLY OUT ON DVD (LONG AWAITED DVDS)
1. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (2-DISC LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION)
2. COMPULSION
3. BLOODY WEDNESDAY [REGION 2]
4. THE SEVEN-UPS DVD
5. THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE
6. CEMETERY MAN
7. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
8. FAREWELL TO THE KING
9. DELICATESSEN
10. ROPE
Alfredo Garcia - AMAZON LISTMANIA!
See the entire list of 14 movies by clicking HERE!

#5 ON THE ULTIMATE GORE LIST!

1. DEAD ALIVE
2. PREMUTOS - LORD OF THE LIVING DEAD
3. THEY DON'T CUT THE GRASS ANYMORE
4. DAY OF THE DEAD (DIVIMAX SPECIAL EDITION)
5. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
6. RIKI-OH - THE STORY OF RICKY
7. REDNECK ZOMBIES
8. AFTERMATH/GENESIS
9. BAD TASTE
10. THE GUINEA PIG BOX SET
Jose Angeles - AMAZON LISTMANIA!
See the entire list of 35 movies by clicking HERE!

BEST OF 2006 - TOP 10 DVDS
1. BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
2. DUST DEVIL
3. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
4. I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (RE-RELEASE)
5. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE ULTIMATE EDITION
6. FRANKENHOOKER SE
7. THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES SE
8. ROCK & ROLL NIGHTMARE
9. RUNNING SCARED (2006)
10. MANIAC COP
C. Kewley - CANUXPLOITATION FORUMS
Check out all of the lists on the thread HERE!

THE BEST EXTREME GORE FILMS OUT THERE
1. DEADBEAT AT DAWN (SPECIAL EDITION)
2. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
3. DEAD ALIVE
4. THE UNTOLD STORY
5. CITIZEN TOXIE - THE TOXIC AVENGER IV (UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT)
6. TERROR FIRMER
7. DAWN OF THE DEAD (ULTIMATE EDITION)
8. DAY OF THE DEAD (DIVIMAX SPECIAL EDITION)
9. THE EVIL DEAD 2 (BOOK OF THE DEAD LIMITED EDITION)
10. MEN BEHIND THE SUN
11. CANNIBAL FEROX
12. THE MANSON FAMILY (UNRATED 2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION)
13. THE LUCIO FULCI COLLECTION VOLUME 1 (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY/THE BEYOND)
Charles Hookstra - AMAZON LISTMANIA!
Check out the entire list of 24 movies by clicking HERE!

TOP 14 GORIEST HORROR MOVIES ON RECORD LIST!
1. DEAD ALIVE
2. BAD TASTE
3. STARSHIP TROOPERS
4. ICHI THE KILLER
5. LORD OF ILLUSIONS
6. THE DEAD NEXT DOOR
7. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
8. JACK FROST 2
9. BLADE TRILOGY
10. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
11. HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2 (UNRATED)
12.  HIGH TENSION (UNRATED)
13. LAND OF THE DEAD (UNRATED)
R. P. Vermillion "Wizard of Gore" - Listomania on AMAZON
Check out the List HERE!

Included in TOP DVD RELEASES OF 06 List!
GANJA AND HESS (Image)
SAVAGE SINEMA FROM DOWN UNDER (Subversive)
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Dark Sky Films)
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS/BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (20th Century Fox)
DUST DEVIL (Subversive)
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION (Barrel)
BABY BLOOD aka EVIL WITHIN (Anchor Bay)
STREET TFASH: MELTDOWN EDITION (Synapse)
RAMPO NOIR (Genius)
ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 VOLTS (Discotek)
Proteus - I SPIT ON YOUR MOVIE
Read Proteus' Detailed Breakdowns on the Entire List HERE!

Included in TOP DVD RELEASES OF 2006 List!
Thread Topic: "TOP DVD RELEASES OF 2006"
CASTELLARI CRIME FLICKS (BU)
BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMMAGE (BU)
ERCOLI DEATH BOX (No Shame)
DUST DEVIL: THE FINAL CUT (Subversive)
SAVAGE SINEMA FROM DOWN UNDER (Subversive)
KWAIDAN (Eureka)
THE WILD BUNCH: DIRECTOR'S CUT SPECIAL EDITION (Warner)
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2: THE GRUESOME EDITION (MGM)
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION Limited Edition (Barrel)
WE JAM ECONO (Plexifilm)
LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN (composite version)
Alex D. - THE DVD MANIACS (Website Reader Forums)
Read the Full Thread by clicking HERE!


Included in FAVOURITE DVD RELEASES OF 2006 List!
Thread Topic: "What Are Your Favourite DVD Releases of 2006?"
STREET TRASH
CEMETARY MAN
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (Remake)
SLITHER
GRIZZLY
SHRIEK SHOW 3-PACKS - POST APOC, HIGH SCHOOL HORRORS and JUNGLE GIRLs
GOJIRA (Godzilla 2-Disc)
TheVideoNasty - THE RUE MORTUARY (Rue Morgue Magazine Reader Forums)
Read the Full Thread by clicking HERE!


Included in FAVOURITE DVD RELEASES OF 2006 List!
Thread Topic: "What Are Your Favourite DVD Releases of 2006?"
 In no particular order:
CALVAIRE
HARD CANDY
THE PROPOSITION
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) 2-Disc Set.
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
APOCALYPSE NOW: COMPLETE DOSSIER
LOST SEASON 2
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL: SMALL GAUGE TRAUMA
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON
Human Host - THE RUE MORTUARY (Rue Morgue Magazine Reader Forums)
Read the Full Thread HERE!

Included in FAVOURITE DVD RELEASES OF 2006 List!
Thread Topic: "What Are Your Favourite DVD Releases of 2006?"
THE DESCENT - R2
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: ULTIMATE EDITION
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2: GRUESOME EDITION
SLITHER
FEAST
THE HILLS HAVE EYES: UNCUT
STREET TRASH: MELTDOWN EDITION
DARK WATERS
MANIAC COP
DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION
HOSTEL
FRANKENHOOKER
BONE SICKNESS
RUNNING SCARED
Plissken - THE RUE MORTUARY (Rue Morgue Magazine Reader Forums)
Read the Full Thread HERE!

BEST DVD RELEASES of 2006 List!

1. DUST DEVIL: THE FINAL CUT - Company: Subversive Cinema
2. (tie) TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: 2-DISC ULTIMATE EDITION - Company: Dark Sky Films
2. (tie) TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2: THE GRUESOME EDITION - Company: MGM
3. KING KONG: DELUXE EXTENDED EDITION - Company: Universal Studios
4. BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR: SPECIAL EDITION - Company: Cinema Epoch
5. DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE VERSION - Company: Barrel
6. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: INFINIFILM EDITION - Company: New Line Cinema
TetsuoMARK13 - MySPACE BLOG
Check out the full listing by clicking HERE!



#5 ON THE TOP 10 EXPLODING HEAD MOVIES LIST!
(Original Release Version)
"Here's a list of the flicks with the top 10 exploding head sequences ever put on film.
1. MANIAC
2. SCANNERS
3. THE FINAL CONFLICT
4. DAWN OF THE DEAD
5. DARKNESS
6. THE EVIL DEAD
7. HELLRAISER..."
E-SPLATTER.COM
Check out the Entire Top 10 List HERE!

TOP 10 ALL TIME FAVORITES - BEST UNDERGROUND MOVIE!
(Original Release Version)
BEST DIRECTOR - John Woo
BEST AMERICAN DIRECTOR - Sam Raimi
BEST ACTOR - Franco Nero
BEST ACTRESS - Barbara Steel
BEST MOVIE - THE KILLER (John Woo)
BEST AMERICAN MOVIE - FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher)
BEST GENRE MOVIE - MANNAJA, A MAN CALLED BLADE (Sergio Martino)
BEST UNDERGROUND DIRECTOR - Augustine Arredondo
BEST UNDERGROUND MOVIE - DARKNESS (Leif Jonker)
Alexandre Michaud - Director/Producer URBAN FLESH, BEAST and GOREGOYLES
Read other filmmaker's TOP 10 LISTS on HELLTIMATE.COM by clicking HERE!
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