Tuesday, 21 November 2017

UK TV premieres on the Horror Channel this December

Christmas nightmares come early on Horror Channel, as the UK’s primary TV destination for genre fans serves up the UK TV premieres of Jason William Lee’s slick and stylish modern take on the zombie virus, THE EVIL IN US and Frank Khalfoun’s boundary-pushing crime slasher P2, starring Wes Bentley.


There are also network premieres for Adam Egypt Mortimer’s deeply-cutting supernatural revenge chiller SOME KIND OF HATE, Ruth Platt’s astonishingly bravura art-house horror THE LESSON, Travis Oates’ powerfully disturbing thriller DON’T BLINK, starring Mena Suvari ,and Glen Morgan’s gruesome BLACK CHRISTMAS, a remake of the classic 1974 seasonal slasher, starring popular scream queen Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

PLUS…LOST IN SPACE is proving a massive hit on the channel and Season 3 of the classic Sci-fi series once again transports us back to our favourite cosmic family from Tues 26th December, weekdays at 8pm.

Full film details in transmission order:

Fri 8 Dec @ 23:00 – SOME KIND OF HATE (2015) *Network Premiere



What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind’s Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn’t stop and in despair he accidentally summons the kindred spirit of Moira, a girl tormented to suicide in the same establishment, who is more than happy to take vengeance on his persecutors.

Sat 9 Dec @ 22:45 – THE LESSON (2015) *Network Premiere


Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild in an arid rural landscape. But their bad education is about to take a turn for the intellectual best as someone at the end of their tether has decided to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget. A dark, claustrophobic and bloody coming of age love story with a shock final destination. Stars Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalov√° and Rory Coltart.

Fri 15 Dec @ 21:00 – THE EVIL IN US (2016) *UK TV Premiere


Six school friends meet up for a fourth of July celebration on a remote island expecting a harmless fun-filled weekend. One brings some cocaine along to get the partying really started. What they don’t know is the drug is actually a new bioactive compound peddled by a sadistic right-wing terrorist organisation. Anyone consuming it is then exposed to a virus causing fits of psychotic rage, mind-bending chaos and cannibalistic murder. Only Brie refused to partake and now she must fight to survive as everyone around her, including her fianc√©, tries to savagely kill her. 

Sat 16 Dec @ 21:00 – DON’T BLINK (2014) *Network Premiere


Ten friends arrive at a remote mountain resort for a weekend of relaxation but find it deserted. As they attempt to discover out what happened to the other guests, they are horrified to find that they too are disappearing, one by one. Stars Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly and Zack Ward.

Fri 22 Dec @ 22:40 – P2 (2007) *UK TV Premiere


It's Christmas Eve. Angela Bridges (Rachel Nichols), an ambitious executive, is supposed to be at a family gathering working late. When she gets down to the parking garage, she discovers that her car won't start. Thomas (Wes Bentley), a friendly security guard, offers to help, but when he also invites her to share a small Christmas dinner he's preparing, she doesn’t realise the invitation is not optional. If Angela wants to live to see Christmas morning, she must find a way to escape from level P2 of the parking garage.

Sat 23 Dec @ 21:00 – BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006) *Network Premiere


It’s Christmas break and the phone won’t stop ringing at one sorority house, where the ghost of a killer lurks and coeds are being systematically murdered one by one. In this remake of the 1974 slasher flick, a bloodthirsty psychopath is on the loose.  Will sorority sisters Kelli (Katie Cassidy), Dana (Lacey Chabert), Lauren (Crystal Lowe) and the others escape with their lives? Jessica Harmon, Michelle Trachtenberg and Andrea Martin co-star.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Hammer Horror Collection from Studiocanal - four new titles coming January 2018

Celebrating 60 years of Hammer Horror, DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE, TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER, STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN Doubleplay editions released in the UK 29th January 2018

DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE 
In Victorian London, Professor Jekyll (Ralph Bates), an earnest scientist, obsessively works day and night haunted by the fear that one lifetime will not be enough to complete his research. Side-tracked from his objective he becomes consumed with developing an immortality serum. Once convinced his findings are complete, he consumes the potion only to discover that he is to become two as he turns into half Jekyll and half Hyde. 

Desperate to cover up his newfound identity he calls her his sister, but things take a turn for the worse when he realises that he needs female hormones if he is to maintain his existence. Before long he is battling with his alter ego Mrs Hyde (Martine Beswick), as a number of young girls begin to go missing in the streets of London…

Extras: New featurette - Ladykiller: Inside Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde plus more tbc

Pre-order the UK BD/DVD combo pack from Amazon.co.uk 


TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER 
In 1970s London John Verney (Richard Widmark), a renowned occult writer, is approached by Henry Beddows (Denham Elliot) to help rescue his daughter Catherine (Nastassja Kinski) from a Satanic cult. Catherine is a nun with the Children of the Lord, a mysterious heretical order based in Bavaria and founded by the excommunicated Roman Catholic priest (Christopher Lee). 

When Catherine arrives from Germany, Verney sneaks her away from her bodyguard and takes her to his apartment. The order, however, are determined to get Catherine back and use all the powers of black magic at their disposal in the ensuing battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Extras: New featurette - Dark Arts: Inside To the Devil a Daughter plus more tbc

Pre-order the UK BD/DVD combo pack from Amazon.co.uk 

 
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING 
Brenda (Rita Tushingham), an innocent young girl, leaves her hometown of Liverpool for London in search of love. 

By chance she meets Clive (Shane Briant). Attractive, debonair and rich he seems to be the handsome Prince Charming she’s been looking for, but Clive is actually a deeply disturbed young man and his psychotic tendencies soon manifest themselves and destroy Brenda’s dreams of a fairy-tale life.

Extras: New featurette – title TBC plus more tbc   

Pre-order the UK BD/DVD combo pack from Amazon.co.uk
 

THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN 
Young Victor Frankenstein (Ralph Bates) returns from medical school with a depraved taste for beautiful women and fiendish experiments. 

But when the doctor runs out of fresh body parts for his ‘research’ he turns to murder to complete his gruesome new creation. Now his monster has unleashed its own ghastly killing spree and the true horror of Frankenstein has only just begun…

Extras: New featurette - Gallows Humour: Inside The Horror of Frankenstein plus more tbc

Pre-order the UK BD/DVD combo pack from Amazon.co.uk





The Ice Cream Truck arrives on US disc

Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck is out now on US DVD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Available from Amazon, the DVD and BD comes complete with outtakes and behind the scenes featurette 'Making Murder'.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.  As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb. 

The Ice Cream Truck also stars Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3), John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31),  and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).

Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA.  The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition. 

As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather's work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called, “Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat and Rue Morgue said, the film "(was) worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending." 

The Ice Cream Truck is out now on US BD and DVD at Amazon.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Psycho shower scene doc 78/52 slashes its way to DVD on Dec 11

DOGWOOF is excited to announce that the bold, stylish and incisive new documentary 78/52 – the film which pulls back the curtain on one of cinema’s greatest ever scenes – slashes its way onto DVD on 11th December.

In 78 setups and 52 cuts, the deliriously choreographed two-minute shower sequence in Psycho ripped apart cinema’s definition of horror. With a shocking combination of exploitation and high art, Alfred Hitchcock upended his own acclaimed narrative structure by violently killing off a heroine a third of the way through his film, without explanation, justification, or higher purpose. Psycho played out like a horrific prank, forcing audiences to recognize that even the most banal domestic spaces were now fair game for unspeakable mayhem.

With black-and-white film-geek reverence, director Alexandre O. Philippe breaks down this most notorious and essential scene shot for shot, enlisting the help of film buffs and filmmakers alike - including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Karyn Kusama, Eli Roth and Peter Bogdanovich. 78/52 examines Janet Leigh’s terrified facial expressions and the blink-and-you-miss-it camera work, not just within the context of the film but also with an eye toward America’s changing social mores - revealing how one bloody, chaotic on-screen death killed off chaste cinema and eerily predicted a decade of unprecedented violence and upheaval.

Pre-order the DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

THE CUTLASS heads to US VOD this December.

A young tourist is abducted from her family into the jungles of Trinidad by a dangerous, armed sociopath in the award-winning action-thriller The Cutlass, on VOD in the US this December from Wild Eye Releasing.

Whilst the authorities and her family attempt to find her with no success, she is forced to mentally and physically outmaneuver her captor in an effort to stay alive and escape to safety.

Lisa-Bel Hirschman, Arnold Goindhan and screen veteran Kirk Baltz (Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers) star in a Darisha J. Beresford film.

Inspired by true events, The Cutlass is “a rewarding experience worthy of multiple viewings” (RedMangoReviews) 

The Cutlass will be available digitally across the US on 12/12.


BEYOND SKYLINE - new clip released.

New clip released from forthcoming BEYOND SKYLINE, starring Frank Grillo (The Purge 2 & 3) and Iko Uwais (The Raid 1 & 2).


Get ready for intense sci-fi action adventure with Beyond Skyline, the stand-alone sequel to 2010 hit Skyline. Beginning with a new view of the alien invasion from the original film, we then move in an epic, world-spanning direction...

Starring Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell, Devil), Jonny Weston (Taken  3, Divergent), Iko Uwais (The Raid 1&2), Callan Mulvey (Heartbreak High, Batman v. Superman, 300), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year, Get Out, Westworld) Antonio Fargas (Starsky and Hutch, Foxy Brown) and Lindsey Morgan (The 100).

Beyond Skyline is written and directed by Liam O’Donnell. Produced by Greg Strause (Skyline), Colin Strause (Skyline) and Matthew Chausse

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

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


Official UK trailer for "68 KILL" released.

STUDIOCANAL is excited to announce that the exhilarating and unpredictable crime caper 68 KILL comes to DVD and Digital Download from 27th November. Check out the trailer below...



Blending quickfire thriller with bracingly visceral belly laughs, 68 KILL introduces Chip (Matthew Gray Gubler, Criminal Minds) a simple guy scraping by as best he can by flushing septic systems for a living.

Thankfully, Chip’s girlfriend Liza (AnnaLynne McCord, 90210) has her head screwed on. When she suggests that they relieve a sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed… or never wanted to admit.

Outsmarted at every turn by headstrong women, Chip finds himself with a gun in his hand and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of a colossal mess. 

68 KILL is a dark, violent, hilarious and psychedelic trip into Americana that has already caused a stir at film festivals and is sure to leave a satisfyingly sour taste in the mouth of any thrill-seeking film fan.


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