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Monday, February 26, 2024

Monstrous Joe Bob Briggs in CRYPTIDS (2023) on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS

Indie horror producers Justin M. Seaman and Zane Hershberger new creature feature anthology Cryptids, starring Joe Bob Briggs, is available now to own on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS at ScreamTeamReleasing.com. One of the anthology film's segments takes place on Halloween. Synopsis, trailer and stills are below:

Major Harlan Dean (Joe Bob Briggs - 'Shudder's The Last Drive-In' and 'TNT's MonsterVision') is the host of the widely popular radio show "The Truth Serum", a platform which he discusses all things weird, unknown, and sometimes scary. On tonight's broadcast, Harlan tackles the topic of Cryptozoology to coincide with the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. However, with each caller, something more sinister appears to be waiting in the shadows and this could end up being Harlan's very last broadcast.

Described as, "A must watch anthology jam packed with practical creature feature effects and stories that are reminiscent of 90s' TV shows 'Monsters', 'Tales from the Crypt', and 'Tales from the Darkside'." Featuring segments written and directed by the creators of Force to Fear (Zane Hershberger and Robert Kuhn), The Dooms Chapel Horror (John William Holt), BoneJangles (Brett DeJager), Circus of the Dead (Billy Pon), Bong of the Living Dead (Max Groah) and The Barn & The Barn Part II (Justin M. Seaman).

Teaser Trailer:

Blu-ray, DVD, VHS Release Trailer:


"The movie’s best aspect is the creature effects. Each creature has its own unnerving features, and each is unique, though some resemble monsters you may have seen before... While the writing can sometimes leave a little to be desired, the film’s overall effect is entertaining. If you like creature features, each of Cryptids little creature slices is enjoyably nasty." ★★★ Read more at UKFilmReview.co.uk

"The anthology comes in at a brisk 76 minutes with all entries being quite delightful and entertaining experiences into cryptozoology. The project is well casted, well shot, as has Justin and Zane showing off their talents once again in the world of low budget filmmaking..." ★★★½ Read more at GrossMovieReviews.com

"... this was a solid anthology involving different cryptids... Tweaks here and there for me could have made this better. If you're a cryptid fan and want to see a decent anthology involving them, give this a watch. Be warned, it is a lower budget. I still think the effects are strong almost completely across the board." 6.5 out of 10 Read more by Reviews_of_the_Dead at IMDb.com

"As always with anthologies, the stories can be a mixed bag. That said, the gore is more than up to the task to smooth over any cracks and the main story is absolutely perfect thanks to Joe Bob giving a way better performance than in most of the movies he showed on MonsterVision." read more at BandSAboutMovies.com

"With stories that seem more like they’d be at home in episodes of the 90’s anthology tv show Monsters and less like encounters with the creatures that fans of cryptids may be expecting, Cryptids may end up being a disappointment that can’t be saved by some nice practical effects or the presence of horror luminary Joe Bob Briggs as the star of the wraparound segments." The Good, the Bad, and the Verdict GBVReviews.com

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