Sunday, 22 May 2022

Shudder acquires MOLOCH - Premiering July 21

Shudder, AMC Network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired rights to Dutch director Nico van den Brink’s directorial debut MOLOCH. The film, an official selection of the Fantasia International Film Festival, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, July 21.

In MOLOCH, 38-year-old Betriek lives at the edge of a peat bog in the North of the Netherlands. When she and her family are attacked by a random stranger one night, Betriek sets out to find an explanation. The more she digs, the more she becomes convinced that she is being hunted by something ancient.

Written by van den Brink and Daan Bakker, MOLOCH stars Sallie Harmsen (Blade Runner 2049, Catch) and Alexandre Willaume (The Wheel of Time, The Last Kingdom) and is produced by Sabine Brian and Ronald Versteeg. XYZ Films are Executive Producers and handle worldwide sales on the project.

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch the trailer on YouTube

Visit SHUDDER at http://www.shudder.com

 




Four more Sunday night double-bills - on Horror Channel's VINTAGE VAULT this June

This June, Horror Channel once again journeys into the history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT, presenting double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night.
 

The vault is unlocked on Sunday June 5th with Nathan Juran’s Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH. This is paired with Fred F. Sears’ rampaging alien bird yarn THE GIANT CLAW. Then on Sunday June 12th, we have THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, in which the world is attacked by thirsty giant crystals, followed by the beastly mutant classic THE DEADLY MANTIS.
 
On Sunday June 19th, the brilliantly lurid THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957), directed by Terence Fisher, hits our screens, followed by drive-in favourite THE BLOB, starring Steve McQueen. Finally on Sunday June 26th, a Terence Fisher double-bill as the hypnotically sensual and gory DRACULA (1958) swoops onto the channel. This adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic launched Cushing and Christopher Lee into global stardom. This is followed by Fisher’s equally successful adaptation of the classic Universal monster movies, THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, again starring the incomparable Peter Cushing.Full film details in transmission order:  
 
Sunday 5 June @ 21:00 – 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957) 
 

A manned space flight from Venus crash lands in the Mediterranean, losing its most precious cargo: reptilian eggs from the planet's surface. Italian zoologist (Frank Puglia), his American granddaughter, Marisa (Joan Taylor), and returned astronaut Calder (William Hopper) must battle to the creature before it destroys everything in its path.


 
Sunday 5 June @ 22:35 – THE GIANT CLAW (1957) 
 
When a strange flying object is spotted, it is believed to be a UFO. However, it turns out to be an extraterrestrial bird made of anti-matter which leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. 
 

Sunday 12 June @ 21:00 – THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)
 
 

A meteor crashes in the desert, leaving behind huge black chunks. While being analysed in a science lab, the crystalline stones are accidentally drenched with water and begin to grow to gargantuan dimensions. A sudden rainstorm further exacerbates the situation, causing the monoliths to grow to hitherto unimagined heights. Can the world be saved by the saline solution which the scientists are hurriedly developing in the lab?
 
 

Sunday 12 June @ 22:30 – THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)
 
 
When a giant insect attacks several people in a remote Arctic region, Col. Joe Parkham (Craig Stevens) swings into action. Parkham and his associates, Dr. Ned Jackson (William Hopper) and Ned's assistant Margie Blake (Alix Talton), track the predatory mantis as it heads southward to Washington DC.

 
Sunday 19 June @ 21:00 – THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957) 
 

Scientist Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) will stop at nothing in his quest to reanimate a deceased body and assembles a hideous creature (Christopher Lee) out of dead body parts. He succeeds in bringing it to life, but the monster is not as obedient or docile as Frankenstein expected…


 
Sunday 19 June @ 22:40 - THE BLOB (1958) 
 
Two teenagers, Steve (Steve McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), notice a shooting star fall to earth, destroying an elderly man and growing to a terrifying size. The blob continues to grow, killing many, until the teenagers, with the, initially reluctant aid, of policeman Dave (Earl Rowe) discover a way to stop it.

 
Sunday 26 June @ 21:00 - DRACULA (1958) 
 

On a search for his missing friend, Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen), vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is led to Count Dracula's (Christopher Lee) castle, where he finds an undead Harker in Dracula's crypt and discovers that the count's next target is Harker's ailing fiancée, Lucy Holmwood (Carol Marsh). With the help of her brother, Arthur (Michael Gough), Van Helsing is determined to protect Lucy and put an end to Count Dracula's parasitic reign of terror.


 
Sunday 26 June @ 22:35 - THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957) 
 
Having escaped execution and assumed an alias, Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) transplants his deformed underling's brain into a perfect body, but the effectiveness of the process and the secret of his identity soon begin to unravel. Directed by Terence Fisher, this was a sequel to THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and the second instalment of Hammer’s Frankenstein series. 
 
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138 


 



Nail biting thriller SHARK BAIT - Set for UK release, June

Altitude Media have announced that the tense and terrifying thriller SHARK BAIT is being released on DVD, on altitude.film and other Digital platforms from 6th June.

This edge-of-your-seat nerve-shredder, from the producers of 47 METRES DOWN, ATTACK THE BLOCK and BOSS LEVEL, sees a group of spring-breakers being terrorised by a fearsome predator off the coast of Mexico.   Director James Nunn (TOWER BLOCK, ELIMINATORS) delivers an adrenaline rush of a film packed with seriously intense set pieces, with a taut, twisting script from Nick Saltrese (who wrote the acclaimed and award-winning prison boxing film A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN). We dare you to watch it with your toes on the floor!

The fantastic cast includes Holly Earl (from the TV series HUMANS), Catherine Hannay (DOCTORS), and Malachi Pullar-Latchman (soon to be seen as D’Artagnan in THE THREE MUSKETEERS), who discover, too late, that their hi-jinks are going to have serious consequences. With an excellently ominous score by Clio award-winning composer Walter Mair (THE HEIST NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT), and stunningly shot by Ben Moulden (ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME), SHARK BAIT is a slick, highly-effective scare machine. Remember - once you see it, it’s too late…

Fans of recent Altitude releases 47 METRES DOWN: UNCAGED, GREAT WHITE and DEAD WATER need look no further - SHARK BAIT is here to take care of all your deep sea terror needs!

SYNOPSIS: A group of spring-breakers enjoying a weekend in Mexico. After a big night of partying on the beach until dawn, the friends steal a couple of jet skis and take them out to sea, but end up in a horrific head-on collision. The group finds itself stranded miles from land and struggling with a badly injured friend. With no clear way home and predators circling in the choppy waters below, the true horror begins…

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

SHARK BAIT is released on DVD, on altitude.film and other Digital platforms from 6th June.

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

 


THE FEAST - In UK cinemas 19 August

Picturehouse Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of Welsh contemporary horror THE FEAST (GWLEDD) exclusively in cinemas nationwide from 19 August.  
 
A haunting, slow-burning horror tale exploring the consequences of greed, corruption and man’s exploitation of the earth, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) is the directorial debut of Lee Haven Jones (Doctor Who) and was written and produced by Roger Williams (Bang).  It stars Annes Elwy (Little Women), Nia Roberts (Under Milk Wood), Julian Lewis Jones (Justice League), Steffan Cennydd (Last Summer) and Sion Alun Davies (The Left Behind).  
 
Filmed in the Welsh language, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) unfolds over the course of one evening as a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. The guests are a local businessman and a neighbouring farmer, and the intent is to secure a business deal to mine in the surrounding countryside.  When a mysterious young woman arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family’s beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives - slowly, deliberately and with the most terrifying consequences. 
 
THE FEAST (GWLEDD) was a hit at last year’s SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival and has won awards from South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Lisbon’s MotelX Festival and Switzerland’s Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival. 
 
Steeped in Welsh folklore, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) offers an unsettling lesson in respecting your heritage and remaining connected to your roots.  With its eerie and visceral sound design and bold cinematography both gorgeous and gruesome with splashes of gore, THE FEAST (GWLEDD) serves up a potent and intoxicating cinematic experience. 
 
THE FEAST (GWLEDD) is a SGRECH production for S4C, Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI (awarding funds from the National Lottery) & Melville Media in association with Fields Park. 
 
Exclusively in cinemas from 19 August 2022
 
View the Trailer on YouTube
 
Visit the film's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FeastFilmUK


A Gasper Noe Double Bill, Trancers, Slasher Mayhem and more on Arrow Player in June.

Key highlights this JUNE on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include two films from controversial auteur GASPER NOÉ, an hypnotic indie horror debut, six - yes SIX TRANCERS films and a pair of gory horror masterworks, classic western DJANGO, LUCIO FULCI, VINEGAR SYNDROME and AGFA craziness, and much more... 

 
JUNE RELEASE CALENDAR

New Titles – From June 1
Trancers
Trancers II
Trancers III: Deth Lives
Trancers 4: Jack of Swords
Trancers 5: Sudden Deth
Trancers 6
Torso
The Psychic
Hell High 

New Titles – From June 3
Lux Æterna  

New Titles – From June 10
Enter the Void
The Righteous

New Titles – From June 13
Intruder

New Titles – From June 17
Blood Dolls
The Harder They Come

New Titles – From June 20
Django

Head to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. Available on the following Apps/devices: Xbox, Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV; iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at www.ARROW-Player.com.

Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

TOXIC AVENGER Charity Shirt, HALLOWEEN, HANNIBAL, & THE BURBS Apparel - Available at Fright-Rags

Stuntman/actor David “Big Dave” Mattey - who made his debut as the monstrous hero in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV and went on to work on the likes of The Book of Boba Fett, Thor, Hancock, Bright, and American Horror Story - is fighting a rare disease called amyloidosis.

 
Fright-Rags has stepped in to help with a Troma-approved TOXIC AVENGER design. T-shirts and zip-up hoodies are up for pre-order now through Monday, May 16, with 100% of profits being donated to Mattey for medical expenses.


We’re halfway to HALLOWEEN, and Fright-Rags is celebrating with new apparel from John Carpenter's 1978 classic. The line features five shirts, including two tie-dye designs, and a pair of Michael Myers socks.


Fright-Rags also has new and reprinted shirts from the HANNIBAL TV series and THE BURBS in stock.


THE TOXIC AVENGER Charity Shirt, HALLOWEEN, HANNIBAL, & THE BURBS apparel is on sale now at Fright-Rags.com.



Friday, 13 May 2022

WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE - UK Blu-Ray review

Mad Max meets The Walking Dead in WYRMWOOD APOCALYPSE, the sequel to the 2014 the Aussie zombie comedy WYRMWOOD : ROAD OF THE DEAD, which comes to Disc and Digital May 13th from 101 Films. 
 
Set in the Australian outback, several years after the apocalyptic events of the previous film, a lone soldier, Rhys (Luke McKenzie – TV's Wentworth Prison, Home and Away), has been rounding up survivors in the zombie infected wastelands and handing over them to a small military unit at a remote bunker.

Their chief scientist, The Surgeon General (Nicholas Boshier – TV's The Moth Effect) has been using them to try and find a cure for the zombie virus. But when Rhys discovers the extremely unethical experiments the Surgeon has really been carrying out, he decides he wants no further part in his plans, resulting in near fatal consequences for himself .
 
Hooking up with a group of survivors, which happens to include the characters from the previous film, Barry and Brooke (Jay Gallagher and Bianca Bradley reprising their earlier roles) they set out to stop the antics of this rogue military outfit before they all end up on the Surgeon General's slab.
 
Boasting some good gory effects, this was a really fun zombie film, equally as good as the first. Though you don't actually have to see the first film in order to watch this, being pretty much a self contained story. But if you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out, along with this. 
 
If you liked the TV show Z-Nation, you'll defiantly love this as it features the same sort of slapstick humour.
 
The Blu-Ray copy I was sent did not contain any supplemental material.  
 
WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital 16th May 

Pre-order the UK BD Double Pack from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk