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  • A Film by Bill Black, Nightveil Media Inc, AC Comics and CultRetro.com. Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved. Produced and Directed by Bill Black Cinematography by Bill Black Script, Editing & Effects by JohnJG Starring Chris Casteel and Cat LoCicero

    Free Short Film! Damsel in the Dark: A Cautionary Tale

    A Film by Bill Black, Nightveil Media Inc, AC Comics and CultRetro.com. Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved. Produced and Directed by Bill Black Cinematography by Bill Black Script, Editing & Effects by JohnJG Starring Chris Casteel and Cat LoCicero

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  • “Stormy Tempest: The Sleeper Strikes” is almost complete! Visit www.CultRetro.com today to check out the new Stormy Tempest Season 3 preview video and for progress updates, photos and behind-the-scenes info about Stormy’s latest and greatest adventure!

    Stormy Tempest Season 3 Preview Video

    “Stormy Tempest: The Sleeper Strikes” is almost complete! Visit www.CultRetro.com today to check out the new Stormy Tempest Season 3 preview video and for progress updates, photos and behind-the-scenes info about Stormy’s latest and greatest adventure!

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  • We’ve launched an all new CultRetro.com with new social commenting features, an ongoing series of film-related articles (including more Nightveil Media behind-the-scenes images) and improved search functions. Also for a limited time the complete Nyoka the Jungle Girl Rides Again is available online to watch right now ABSOLUTELY FREE! Stop by and check it out, get some free stuff and post a comment!   Visit www.CultRetro.com...

    CultRetro.com Reborn! Our New & Improved Website!

    We’ve launched an all new CultRetro.com with new social commenting features, an ongoing series of film-related articles (including more Nightveil Media behind-the-scenes images) and improved search functions. Also for a limited time the complete Nyoka the Jungle Girl Rides Again is available online to watch right now ABSOLUTELY FREE! Stop by and check it out, get some free stuff and post a comment!   Visit www.CultRetro.com…

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  • NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $11.95 Trailer coming soon! The mysterious MetalGypsy returns! MetalGypsy (in her mild-mannered but stylish civilian identity) discovers that the bad guys are using another ruby artifact to transform innocent victims into mindless minions. Our heroine manages to swipe the ruby and takes off running with the bad...

    Angel Avengers 05: Abducted Angel Download

    NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $11.95 Trailer coming soon! The mysterious MetalGypsy returns! MetalGypsy (in her mild-mannered but stylish civilian identity) discovers that the bad guys are using another ruby artifact to transform innocent victims into mindless minions. Our heroine manages to swipe the ruby and takes off running with the bad…

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  • NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $14.95   Season 2: Episode 4 The Women of Tomorrow return for the epic Stormy Tempest Season Two finale! Stormy Tempest (Nicola Rae) has finally recovered from her injuries and resumes her mission to thwart the evil Gorla Monk’s incursion into the 21st century. Meanwhile Lacey Slater...

    Stormy Tempest: Fight for the Future Download

    NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $14.95   Season 2: Episode 4 The Women of Tomorrow return for the epic Stormy Tempest Season Two finale! Stormy Tempest (Nicola Rae) has finally recovered from her injuries and resumes her mission to thwart the evil Gorla Monk’s incursion into the 21st century. Meanwhile Lacey Slater…

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  • April 30th and May 1st Nightveil Media filmed a significant portion of a new STORMY TEMPEST series starring NICOLA RAE. This time Stormy Tempest crosses paths with Bill Black’s other sci-fi superheroine ASTRA played by ASHLEY WILSON. Astra is the female sidekick of ASTRON. Astron will also appear courtesy of footage from the as-yet-unreleased Astron serial episode starring BILL GREENMAN and filmed by Bill Black in the 1970′s . Stormy Tempest,...

    It’s A Wrap! Even MORE Stormy Tempest! by JohnJG

    April 30th and May 1st Nightveil Media filmed a significant portion of a new STORMY TEMPEST series starring NICOLA RAE. This time Stormy Tempest crosses paths with Bill Black’s other sci-fi superheroine ASTRA played by ASHLEY WILSON. Astra is the female sidekick of ASTRON. Astron will also appear courtesy of footage from the as-yet-unreleased Astron serial episode starring BILL GREENMAN and filmed by Bill Black in the 1970′s . Stormy Tempest,…

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  • Here is your first look at Ashley Wilson as Astra! This is from today’s costume fitting. The belt is temporary and we have a few adjustments yet to make, but it’s coming together very well. Ashley looks GREAT! And very SHINY!  Astra is Astron’s female sidekick. Search for “Astra” here on this site to find some of the Femforce comics...

    Ashley Wilson is… Astra!

    Here is your first look at Ashley Wilson as Astra! This is from today’s costume fitting. The belt is temporary and we have a few adjustments yet to make, but it’s coming together very well. Ashley looks GREAT! And very SHINY!  Astra is Astron’s female sidekick. Search for “Astra” here on this site to find some of the Femforce comics…

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  • NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $5.95 An all new Angel Avenger is here! Meet MetalGypsy! She’s deliciously exotic, incredibly sexy, amazingly powerful and unbelievably stylish! This astonishing new heroine has graceful moves you won’t believe! The villains have acquired a new occult artifact that transforms helpless citizens into mindless zombie-like thugs. Enter...

    Angel Avengers 04: MetalGypsy Download

    NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $5.95 An all new Angel Avenger is here! Meet MetalGypsy! She’s deliciously exotic, incredibly sexy, amazingly powerful and unbelievably stylish! This astonishing new heroine has graceful moves you won’t believe! The villains have acquired a new occult artifact that transforms helpless citizens into mindless zombie-like thugs. Enter…

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  • NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $14.95   Stormy Tempest Season 2 continues! In the aftermath of Stormy Tempest: Torment in Time our heroine struggles to escape a psychedelic mental prison. She is trapped in an endless void with no hope of escape and taunted by an unseen foe. Her courage, her strength...

    Stormy Tempest 2.2: Prisoner in the Present Download

    NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $14.95   Stormy Tempest Season 2 continues! In the aftermath of Stormy Tempest: Torment in Time our heroine struggles to escape a psychedelic mental prison. She is trapped in an endless void with no hope of escape and taunted by an unseen foe. Her courage, her strength…

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  • I am rendering the final files for Storm Tempest: Prisoner in the Present now and it should be available for sale at some point either tonight or early tomorrow… assuming all goes well. I thought I’d contribute a few thoughts for the blog while I’m nervously starring at the progress bar and hoping that the machine doesn’t crash. Our goal...

    Live Action Comic Books by JohnJG

    I am rendering the final files for Storm Tempest: Prisoner in the Present now and it should be available for sale at some point either tonight or early tomorrow… assuming all goes well. I thought I’d contribute a few thoughts for the blog while I’m nervously starring at the progress bar and hoping that the machine doesn’t crash. Our goal…

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  • Angel Avengers 03: Femme Fatales will be online and available for purchase in a matter of hours. I’m actually typing this article up as I wait on the files to complete their final render. This installment will see all three Angels take on Big Joel Nekoda and his henchmen in a major showdown. Cult movie mad man Joel Wynkoop finally gets...

    New Angel Avenger – MetalGypsy by JohnJG

    Angel Avengers 03: Femme Fatales will be online and available for purchase in a matter of hours. I’m actually typing this article up as I wait on the files to complete their final render. This installment will see all three Angels take on Big Joel Nekoda and his henchmen in a major showdown. Cult movie mad man Joel Wynkoop finally gets…

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  • The trick to no-budget filmmaking is “making do” with what you have.. and when you don’t really have much of anything to start with you ultimately must find creative ways to stretch every dollar and recycle elements from previous films to aid in the assembly of all subsequent films. Finding places to shoot is one of the most difficult tasks, and...

    One Room, Many Sets by JohnJG

    The trick to no-budget filmmaking is “making do” with what you have.. and when you don’t really have much of anything to start with you ultimately must find creative ways to stretch every dollar and recycle elements from previous films to aid in the assembly of all subsequent films. Finding places to shoot is one of the most difficult tasks, and…

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  • Later in my life after finishing college and a hitch in the army, I tried my hand at making a Republic type serial as Don Glut had done years earlier. In homage to such titles as ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE, I titled my effort BLOODSUCKERS FROM OUTER SPACE. The idea was to combine the cliffhanger action genre with the horror...

    Bloodsuckers Serial by Bill Black

    Later in my life after finishing college and a hitch in the army, I tried my hand at making a Republic type serial as Don Glut had done years earlier. In homage to such titles as ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE, I titled my effort BLOODSUCKERS FROM OUTER SPACE. The idea was to combine the cliffhanger action genre with the horror…

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  • Recently I was discussing filmmaker DON GLUT with Chris Casteel. Both Don and I made amateur horror movies when we were in high school… back in the dark ages, pre video, using 8mm cameras with no sound. Although we lived over a thousand miles apart and never knew of each other, our films were very similar and I wondered if...

    Spy Smasher vs. The Purple Monster by Bill Black

    Recently I was discussing filmmaker DON GLUT with Chris Casteel. Both Don and I made amateur horror movies when we were in high school… back in the dark ages, pre video, using 8mm cameras with no sound. Although we lived over a thousand miles apart and never knew of each other, our films were very similar and I wondered if…

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  • Stormy Tempest Vs. The Mossman. Coming in 2012! Principle photography was completed January 9 on a new STORMY TEMPEST feature, the first Nightveil Media production of 2012. Stormy Tempest faces off against a MOSSMAN monster (as created by Chris Casteel) and a new adversary VELOCITY BLAZE (Autumn Sage). Also returning is bounty hunter CLAYTON THE SLEEPER (Pierce Knightley). Filmed on location in the...

    It’s A Wrap! New Stormy Tempest in 2012 by Bill Black

    Stormy Tempest Vs. The Mossman. Coming in 2012! Principle photography was completed January 9 on a new STORMY TEMPEST feature, the first Nightveil Media production of 2012. Stormy Tempest faces off against a MOSSMAN monster (as created by Chris Casteel) and a new adversary VELOCITY BLAZE (Autumn Sage). Also returning is bounty hunter CLAYTON THE SLEEPER (Pierce Knightley). Filmed on location in the…

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  • Happy New Year everyone!  Right now the CultRetro film crew is in full “panic mode” as we juggle multiple projects and get ready for some major releases in early 2012. This upcoming weekend we will be filming an all new set of Stormy Tempest Season 3 adventures with Nicola Rae. We are hoping to film 3-4 episodes for release later this...

    Film Projects For 2012 by JohnJG

    Happy New Year everyone!  Right now the CultRetro film crew is in full “panic mode” as we juggle multiple projects and get ready for some major releases in early 2012. This upcoming weekend we will be filming an all new set of Stormy Tempest Season 3 adventures with Nicola Rae. We are hoping to film 3-4 episodes for release later this…

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  • NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $6.95 Featuring Tsvetanka Vergilova as Nikki, a destructive agent known for her incredible strength, power and exotic beauty. High-tech bionic implants ripple just below her skin allowing her to stop thugs in their tracks with a single blow. Nikki is dispatched on a solo mission to take...

    Angel Avengers 02: Bionic Bombshell Download

    NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $6.95 Featuring Tsvetanka Vergilova as Nikki, a destructive agent known for her incredible strength, power and exotic beauty. High-tech bionic implants ripple just below her skin allowing her to stop thugs in their tracks with a single blow. Nikki is dispatched on a solo mission to take…

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  • Jim Bannon I love old movies and constantly watch TCM to catch rare gems from Hollywood’s past. Lately actor JIM BANNON has been turning up in various noir films (I LOVE A MYSTERY). I met Bannon at a Western film festival in the mid-1970′s. Where I remembered him from my childhood was co-starring in a few WHIP WILSON B Westerns....

    Jim Bannon by Bill Black

    Jim Bannon I love old movies and constantly watch TCM to catch rare gems from Hollywood’s past. Lately actor JIM BANNON has been turning up in various noir films (I LOVE A MYSTERY). I met Bannon at a Western film festival in the mid-1970′s. Where I remembered him from my childhood was co-starring in a few WHIP WILSON B Westerns….

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  • During the Sarasota appearance I invited Jock Mahoney to appear in September, 1980 at ORLANDOcon. A couple months later he called me from North Dakota (or Montana, some state way up north) where he was on location filming “Mountain Men”. He was concerned about conflicting schedules but they finished on time. This film was probably never released. It’s not in...

    Durango Kid – Rough, Tough West

    During the Sarasota appearance I invited Jock Mahoney to appear in September, 1980 at ORLANDOcon. A couple months later he called me from North Dakota (or Montana, some state way up north) where he was on location filming “Mountain Men”. He was concerned about conflicting schedules but they finished on time. This film was probably never released. It’s not in…

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  • NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $14.95   Smokin’ Rockets! Sexy sci-fi space outlaw Stormy Tempest returns in her darkest and most titillating adventure yet! The evil Gorla Monks pursue interstellar hotshot Stormy Tempest back in time to the early 21st century where an awesome laser battle ensues. Outnumbered and injured, Stormy Tempest is taken...

    Stormy Tempest 2.1: Torment in Time Download

    NOTE: Downloadable purchases will be added to a separate “download only” cart. Price: $14.95   Smokin’ Rockets! Sexy sci-fi space outlaw Stormy Tempest returns in her darkest and most titillating adventure yet! The evil Gorla Monks pursue interstellar hotshot Stormy Tempest back in time to the early 21st century where an awesome laser battle ensues. Outnumbered and injured, Stormy Tempest is taken…

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  • Stormy Tempest: Torment in Time Smokin’ Rockets! The new Stormy Tempest is almost ready for release as I hammer out the last of the soundtrack and try to remember the names of all of the many Gorla Monk actors that we used for the end credits. As you can see from this preview picture, Stormy winds up in yet more sci-fi...

    Stormy Tempest in Trouble

    Stormy Tempest: Torment in Time Smokin’ Rockets! The new Stormy Tempest is almost ready for release as I hammer out the last of the soundtrack and try to remember the names of all of the many Gorla Monk actors that we used for the end credits. As you can see from this preview picture, Stormy winds up in yet more sci-fi…

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  • In our household, the last week in October gets us into the Halloween mode, which means a steady diet of horror movies on video until the big day arrives. Since we’re big fans of the classic Universal monsters, we usually go through the whole library on an annual basis, from the 1931″ Dracula” right on through 1956 “Creature Walks Among...

    Forgotten Greats of Universal Horror by Mark Heike

    In our household, the last week in October gets us into the Halloween mode, which means a steady diet of horror movies on video until the big day arrives. Since we’re big fans of the classic Universal monsters, we usually go through the whole library on an annual basis, from the 1931″ Dracula” right on through 1956 “Creature Walks Among…

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  • Jock Mahony speaking to class at Sarasota School of Performing Arts 1980 During the later years in his life, Jock took to wearing a full beard but his handsome features still shown thru. The ladies at the Sarasota School of Performing Arts loved him! I was impressed at how well he was received by young students who were in diapers...

    Jock Mahoney Part 2

    Jock Mahony speaking to class at Sarasota School of Performing Arts 1980 During the later years in his life, Jock took to wearing a full beard but his handsome features still shown thru. The ladies at the Sarasota School of Performing Arts loved him! I was impressed at how well he was received by young students who were in diapers…

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  • Currently on Saturdays on Turner Classic Movies, they are running the TARZAN movies one each week. Recently they showed TARZAN GOES TO INDIA and that got me to thinking about the film’s star, JOCK MAHONEY, whom I met back in 1980. Jocko was coming to Florida to appear at the Sarasota School of Performing Arts. Arthur David Rothel, whom I...

    Jock Mahoney

    Currently on Saturdays on Turner Classic Movies, they are running the TARZAN movies one each week. Recently they showed TARZAN GOES TO INDIA and that got me to thinking about the film’s star, JOCK MAHONEY, whom I met back in 1980. Jocko was coming to Florida to appear at the Sarasota School of Performing Arts. Arthur David Rothel, whom I…

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  • Nicola Rae as Stormy Tempest. An all new Stormy Tempest release is almost ready! We hope to have it online in just a few more days!

    New Stormy Tempest! Coming Soon!

    Nicola Rae as Stormy Tempest. An all new Stormy Tempest release is almost ready! We hope to have it online in just a few more days!

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