Thursday 23 November 2023

SAW X - Coming to Disc, December

John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is back. The most disturbing instalment of the SAW franchise yet explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game. 

Set between the events of SAW I and II, a sick and desperate John travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. 

Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps.

SAW X is released to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD 11 December and is currently available Digitally to download and stream.

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Tuesday 21 November 2023

British Sci-Fi Thriller BLANK - Coming to UK Digital, January

Sparky Pictures, in association with Templeheart Films and Kenmore Films, are delighted to reveal upcoming British Sci-Fi thriller BLANK will be coming to UK Digital Download from 8th January, 2024.

After checking in at an AI-operated writer's retreat, Claire finds herself trapped in her unit with a malfunctioning android. As her captor becomes increasingly unstable, she has to outsmart the technology to make it out alive...
Directed by Natalie Kennedy (Trauma, Down & Out), the film star Rachel Shelley (The L Word), and Heida Reed (One Day, Poldark), and Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show)BLANK is written by Stephen Herman (Black Box, The Culling) and produced by Rebecca-Clare Evans (In Another Life).
BLANK will be available on UK Digital Download from 8th January

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Supernatural chiller THE PORTRAIT - Available Digitally, December

Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Ryan Kwanten star in the spine-chilling mystery thriller THE PORTRAIT, being released on digital platforms in the UK & Ireland from 11 December.

For his feature debut, director Simon Ross has lined up a number of superb horror genre stars - Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Bates Motel), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Virginia Madsen (Candyman) - for this genuinely creepy and unsettling story, written by David Griffiths (Collateral Damage), of a strange painting that seems to contain a sinister power.

SYNOPSIS: After her husband is devastated by a tragic accident, a devoted wife obsesses over a mysterious portrait that resembles him as he was; but when it starts to terrorise her, she must decide if it's possessed or if she's losing her mind.

Horror fans who enjoyed Hereditary and Talk To Me will definitely want to have a good look at THE PORTRAIT - but don’t fall under its spell!!

THE PORTRAIT is available on digital platforms including Google, Apple TV, Sky and Amazon from 11 December

View the Trailer on YouTube.

61 - SCORECARD KILLER and CRISALIDA - Available this month from TetroVideo

Thanks to TetroVideo, the extreme films TETROMANIAC: 61 - SCORECARD KILLER (2021) by Poison Rouge and Domiziano Cristopharo and CRISALIDA (2023) by Mikel Balerdi are available on DVD in two different limited editions with Slipcover and cards limited to the pre-order customers only.

In addition, THE OBSESSED (2019) is also available on DVD in a Mediabook edition (Slipcover + DVD + Card + 20 page Booklet) limited to 50 copies. 


Written and directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (Doll Syndrome, Nightmare Symphony) in collaboration with Poison Rouge (American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice), TetroManiac: 61 – Scorecard Killer is a TetroVideo exclusive and is loosely based on the murders of Randy Steven Kraft, the American serial killer known as the “Scorecard Killer”, played by Roberto Scorza (American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice).

TETROMANIAC: 61 - SCORECARD KILLER  is part of the TETROMANIAC series, the shocking film series about the real stories involving criminals and serial killers.

Roberto Scorza and Alex D'Alascio (episode "Deconstructing Roberto" in XXX Dark Web) star.

Randy Steven Kraft is an American serial killer and rapist known as the “Scorecard Killer”, the “Southern California Strangler” and the “Freeway Killer”. He is currently incarcerated on death row at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California.

He committed the rape, torture and murder of a minimum of sixteen young men between 1972 and 1983 and he is also believed to have committed the rape and murder of up to fifty-one other young men and boys.

Randy Steven  Kraft became known as the "Scorecard Killer" because, upon his arrest, investigators discovered a coded list with sixty-one entries on a scorecard containing cryptic references to his victims.

The film's poster is by the Italian cartoonist Claudio Montalbano (Editoriale Aurea, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Éditions Soleil).


CRISALIDA is a Spanish extreme gore horror film, written, directed and starring Mikel Balerdi (The Girl with the Cutter/Golgota). The film is a TetroVideo exclusive and is the prequel to Larva Mental (2020) by the same director.

Speaking of CRISALIDA, Mikel Balerdi revealed that it is even more "scandalous and psychological" than Larva Mental.

Synopsis: John (Mikel Balerdi) is an unstable man who undergoes psychotherapy sessions to seek help for a sudden descent into masochism and self-mutilation. But during psychotherapeutic treatments the man opens the door to his soul, revealing all his depravities and cruelness.

Mikel Balerdi, Xochitl Espinoza and Traian DC star.


Produced and realized by THE BAD TRIP Bros. (Domiziano Cristopharo, Iva Cakalli and Jacopo Tomassini), THE OBSESSED (aka The Last Days of Ricardo Lopez) is a body horror film freely inspired to the real story of Ricardo López, Bjork’s stalker and it is a psychedelic journey filled by practical FX recalling the 80's and 90's vibes.

THE OBSESSED won the Best MIDNIGHT Feature at The Nightmares Film Festival.

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SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY - On Digital Platforms, from Bayview

BayView Entertainment will be releasing the documentary SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY on EST/VOD/SVOD Digital platforms such as Tubi, Hoopla, Flix Fling, Plex and Amazon Prime Video on 28th November 2023 and will be available to view on AVOD from 1st January 2024.

Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, William Castle produced and directed a series of horror films marked by their outrageous audience participation gimmicks. Castle treated moviegoers to buzzing seats, flying skeletons, luminescent ghosts, and life insurance policies — and they loved every minute of it. 

SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY is a documentary about the last great American showman. It is a rags-to-riches tale of a legend of exploitation and master of self-promotion, yet a man privately plagued by a fear of failure and a desperate desire to be respected among his peers. 

SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY was Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and stars William Castle, Vincent Price and Joan Crawford.

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ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP - Coming to Disc, December...

ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP, the definitive ROBOCOP documentary has landed! The four part docu-series premiered exclusively on the Icon Film Channel on 2nd October and will now be followed by the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on December 18th and TVOD/EST from January 1st 2024.

A 4-part limited series spanning nearly 5 hours - ROBODOC is a deep-dive into the making of the seminal 80’s sci-fi sensation, a film that pushed boundaries and inspired a whole generation!
Directed by Eastwood Allen and Christopher Griffiths (Pennywise: The Story of IT), and produced by Gary Smart (Dark Ditties Presents), the film includes brand new interviews with BAFTA-nominated ROBOCOP Director, Paul Verhoeven, plus a host of stars from the original trilogy including Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ray Wise, Kurtwood Smith, Ronny Cox, and the late Miguel Ferrer. 

Complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes materials, this comprehensive new take on the story offers something completely unique to the ‘making of’ format, fully immersing viewers into the world of 80’s filmmaking.

Following its exclusive time on the Icon Fim Channel, the complete series will be set across two discs, with the Special Edition Blu-Ray featuring a further fantastic 60 mins of ROBOCOP bonus content and UK-exclusive A4 poster and x4 art cards!
Meet the Makers
The Weapons of Robocop
Robo Cast Quotes
Art of the Steel
Call To Action
Guns Guns Guns
Part Man Part Machine All Video Game
Roboteam Assemble
A4 poster
X4 art cards
The series is produced by Michael Perez (Scream: The Inside Story, Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story), Gary Smart (Pennywise: The Story of IT, Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story), Hank Starrs (Elstree 1976) along with executive producers John Cashin (Gotham, The Kitchen), Fuad Omar (Kingdom Come, Bread), Gary Collins, Ben KB Ng, Aleksandar Smiljanic, and Sean Tiedeman.
The four-part series 
ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP premiered exclusively on the Icon Film Channel and will be available as a Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on December 18th and TVOD/EST from January 1st 2024.

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Monday 20 November 2023


Director Gary Walsh's debut feature film WICKEDLY EVIL, has just been released to UK Digital Outlets courtesy of 101 Films, who kindly sent me a screener to take a look at.

Set in Ireland, a gang of mobsters rip off a load of money and drugs from a rival gang, but things go somewhat awry as one of them gets injured, and they're forced to take the younger sister of one of the rival gang members hostage after she recognises them.

Meeting up at the safehouse, they begin to fear the worst when one of them, who also happened to be carrying most of the loot, fails to arrive. Then, to make matters worse, they find police swarming all over the area, as they're looking for a missing couple.

But the police, the rival gang and the slight problems of what to do about their injured friend or indeed their hostage, may be the least of their worries. As there's something decidedly odd about the overly helpful next door neighbour, Sadie. Whose outwardly friendly appearance seems to be hiding something extremely sinister. Or are they just being paranoid?

Kind of a cross between The Cottage and Reservoir Dogs, this was really more of a black comedy/crime thriller for the most part, with the films horror element only really coming in during the last 10-15mins or so (which I can't elaborate on, as I don't want to spoil the ending).

To be brutally honest, I found the story extremely slow and plodding and just couldn't get into it at all. It might play better to a festival crowd, as opposed to viewing at home,  but I felt it took too long to get going and can't help but feel, if the horror element had come earlier in the film, I might have enjoyed it more.

If you liked The Cottage, you may enjoy this, but I just couldn't get into it at all

WICKEDLY EVIL is available now from UK Digital Outlets courtesy of 101 Films.

View the Trailer on YouTube.