Thursday, 21 September 2017

FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES - unleashed in the US October

FrightFest and FAB Press are launching the paperback edition of Michael Gingold’s THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES in the US. Available from all good bookstores across America from Wed 18 Oct, its official book launch takes place that day at New York’s Forbidden Planet store, with the author present.

In the book, celebrated writer, editor and critic Michael Gingold traces the history of the genre from the silent movies all the way through to the present day. >From Universal Studios legends such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolf Man, to the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorized the ’50s, to the kaiju of Japan and the ecological nightmares of the ’70s and ’80s, to the CG creatures and updated favourites of recent years — they’re all here.

Two hundred of the greatest creature features from across the globe are reviewed, with fascinating facts and critical analysis, all illustrated with a ghoulish gallery of remarkable monstrous imagery. Cult-favourite filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, creator of some of the screen’s most idiosyncratic and bizarre beings, contributes a foreword.

A whole world and grisly galaxy of creatures great and small, spawned from space, the supernatural and strange science, the beginning of time, beneath the sea and beyond imagination, await in this book. Dare you confront the beasts within?

It is also now available in the UK from all good bookstores. The hardback version, launched at this year’s Horror Channel FrightFest event,  can be exclusively purchased from the FAB Press website: www.fabpress.com

Pre-order the book from Amazon.com

Buy the UK edition from Amazon.co.uk

 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Canterville Ghost - on UK BD October

Featuring an all-star cast lead by Patrick Stewart alongside Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden and Cherie Lunghi comes a magical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Canterville Ghost, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut and DVD release thanks to Second Sight Films.

Fearing a life of boredom when her family relocates from America to a sprawling English stately home, teenager Ginny Otis (Campbell) is in for quite a surprise. Strange goings-on are soon explained when she encounters the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville (Stewart), who can only be seen by Ginny and her brothers. 

An understandably grouchy ghost at first, Ginny learns his sorrowful tale and vows to help him lift the curse that will keep him haunting the corridors of Canterville Hall forever.

This spellbinding adventure will enchant and entertain the whole family in the holidays and beyond.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• New interview with director Syd Macartney
• New interview with producer Robert Benedetti

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 




Bela Lugosi & Vintage Halloween Collections from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags bids you welcome with their new apparel collections for the Halloween season: Bela Lugosi and Vintage Halloween collections.


Fright-Rags pays tribute to one of the original horror icons with the Bela Lugosi collection. It includes three shirts and four enamel pins inspired by two of the actor's most influential roles: Dracula and White Zombie. One of the shirts and two of the pins glow in the dark.

For the Vintage Halloween collection, Fright-Rags enlisted Nathan Thomas Milliner to illustrate two heavyweights of Halloween horror - Halloween's Michael Myers and Trick 'r Treat's Sam - in the style of vintage decorations. Each design is available on custom-made black and orange baseball tees as well as regular T-shirts.

Bela Lugosi and Vintage Halloween collections are available now at Fright-Rags.com. Stay tuned for even more Halloween treats soon.

Monday, 18 September 2017

"Witch Creek Road 2": a blood-drenched ode to classic horror

Described as “a blood-drenched ode to classic horror” (horrortalk.com), Witch Creek Road “answers the question of what would happen if Mean Girls existed in the Evil Dead universe” (screamhorrormag.com).

In short, Witch Creek Road is a survival horror about love, acceptance, death and revenge. And sexy, flesh-eating demons. Yeah, it has those, too.

Issue 2 picks up where issue 1 left off, and examines the idea of madness, and what happens to a person when they've peered too far behind the veil. Oh, and did I mention it takes place in an abandoned cabin in the woods? That always ends well... right?!

Witch Creek Road #2 launched on Kickstarter on September 13th with funding already at 450% and going for !! Be sure to join in on the horror and the fun by visiting the Kickstarter page

Witch Creek Road follows a group of high school seniors, and explores the consequences of taking the wrong road. At its core, it's survival horror, but it's also a story about love, acceptance, death and revenge. And sexy, flesh-eating demons. Because every story needs sexy, flesh-eating demons.

You can read the entire first issue on WEBTOONS or TAPAS - both of these sites have been optimized for reading on mobile devices. Or, for a more traditional comic experience, you can read Witch Creek Road on my personal website, releasingtheserpents.com.

"Wait, wait, wait! If I can read the comic for free, why am I backing?!"

The answer is: you don't have to. The comic will continue to be posted for free. But if you do back - and the PDF is only $1 - you'll receive a copy of issue 2 immediately after the Kickstarter is over and the reward surveys have been filled out. And once amb3r has finished with her colors, you'll receive an updated, full-color version of the issue. The pages I post online will only ever be in grayscale.
Visit the Kickstarter page


"The 13th Friday" premieres on US Digital this October

An ancient spirit comes home this October with "The 13th Friday", premiering on US VOD 10/10 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

When a female refugee discovers an ancient demonic device that opens the gateway to another realm, she unleashes a dark entity that poses as her daughter. 

After many failed attempts to have the church explain the creation of her worst nightmares, she learns that the house is cursed by an enraged spirit that died on Friday the 13th. And now a group of thrill seeking friends unknowingly unleash its wrath and damn their souls.

Lisa May, Khu, Melissa L. Vega, and Victoria Valdez star in a Justin Price (Alien : Reign of Man, Dark Moon Rising) film.

View the trailer on YouTube

Friday, 15 September 2017

THE WALKING DEAD: COMPLETE SEVENTH SERIES LTD ED BD

This year’s long-awaited THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SERIES Blu-ray Limited Edition is NOW available for pre-order, exclusively from Zavvi.co.uk


THE WALKING DEAD Bluray Limited Edition has become a highly anticipated annual tradition for The Walking Dead fans with this year’s statue featuring Winslow, the spiky, metal head Walker that engaged Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in trashy gladiatorial combat. 

Entertainment One is releasing the box set on 30th October, but those keen to ensure they get their hands on one of the few available copies can preorder their copy now at Zavvi.

As with previous limited editions, McFarlane Toys has once again created a striking, must-own packaging concept. McFarlane Toys have released special edition busts to accompany the Blu-rayTM sets, including the Governor’s (David Morrissey) Walker head fish tank for season 3, as well as an interactive Tree Walker for season 4. Another unique zombie, the “Asphalt Walker,” accompanied season 5, with season 6 encased within a bloody, grizzly scene depicting the “Trucker Walker.”

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 25th September and THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON Blu-ray Limited Edition arrives on 30th October and is available to preorder now exclusively through Zavvi.co.uk.
 
Bonus Features on the Blu-ray include:
Inside THE WALKING DEAD
The Making Of THE WALKING DEAD
A Larger World
Breaking and Rebuilding
A New Chapter of Fear
The Writers
Top Walker
Warrior Women
In Memoriam
Audio Commentaries
Deleted Scenes

Pre-order the LTD Edition BD from Zavvi.co.uk

 

"BETTER WATCH OUT" - UK trailer released.

Universal Pictures release trailer for sadistic horror comedy Better Watch Out in cinemas nationwide from 8th December


This sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion. Featuring a superb young cast including Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould, and Levi Miller who is on sensational form; as well as Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen and Dacre Montgomery.