Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Supernatural Horror THE GALLOWS: ACT II on DVD January

The terrifying spectre of ‘The Hangman’ returns in this nightmarish sequel to smash-hit supernatural thriller The Gallows.

When Auna Rue, a teenage vlogger and aspiring actress, logs onto a sinister website, she’s soon trapped in the malevolent world of cursed stage play, The Gallows. After performing a passage from the play for her tiny online fan base, Auna instantly achieves the stardom she seeks - as well as a twisted challenge from the deadly spirit of The Hangman himself…

Let terror grip you in this fear-inducing sequel, produced by the company that brought you the box-office phenomenon Paranormal Activity and modern horror-classic Insidious.

The Gallows Act II is written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing, the star duo behind the terrifying original.

Special Features:
- Summoning the Hangman: Staging The Gallows Act II
- Audio Commentary with Writers/Directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing
- Deleted Scenes 

View the trailer on YouTube

The Gallows Act II is on DVD 6 January from Lionsgate UK 

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




BACURAU in UK cinemas March 2020

Curated global streaming service and theatrical film distributor MUBI is delighted to announce the UK theatrical release of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize Winner BACURAU in cinemas nationwide 13 March 2020, followed by an exclusive streaming launch on MUBI on 27 March 2020.

Bacurau, a small settlement in Brazil’s remote backcountry, is shaken by the death of its elderly matriarch. But something strange is happening in the village, and there’s little time for mourning. The water supply has been cut off, animals are stampeding through the streets, and empty coffins are turning up on the roadside. One morning, the villagers wake up to find their home has disappeared from satellite maps completely. Under threat from an unknown enemy, Bacurau braces itself for a bloody, brutal fight for survival.

With unforgettable performances from B├írbara Colen, Udo Kier and Sonia Braga, this is an audacious, original and spectacularly violent blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory. Tipping its hat to Sergio Leone and John Carpenter, it’s a whirlwind of genre twists and surrealist turns guaranteed to leave you punch-drunk and reeling.

Following the critically-acclaimed NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS and AQUARIUS, Kleber Mendon├ža Filho shares directorial credit with long-time collaborator Juliano Dornelles in this uniquely hallucinatory and satirical parable.

BACURAU IS IN CINEMAS IN THE UK AND IRELAND FROM 13 MARCH 2020 AND COMING TO MUBI 27 MARCH 2020


Horror Short Film "Ding... You're Dead"

Director Jay Salahi got in touch to tell us about his horror short "Ding... You're Dead", which has been playing the festival circuit and is now available to view on YouTube. In which a negligent house sitter is unknowingly stalked by a flesh eating microwave (yes, you read that right).

Check out out on YouTube below...


Written and directed by Jay Salahi, whose debut feature, Northwood Pie, will be arriving in select US theatre's and streaming services early 2020 .

For more info, visit...






Aussie Vampire series NIGHTWALKERS hits YouTube

Director Adrian Castro got in touch to tell us about his Vampire Comedy Series NIGHTWALKERS, which is available in Australia on ABC IVIEW, but also available internationally on YouTube.

Centuries ago a great war was fought between two vampire clans. Lazarus, the first of the Daywalkers searches for a vial of blood, his blood, that has been taken from him by the Judas clan. 

Unable to find the vial, Lazarus disappears. Eight hundred years later in Western Sydney, Vampire slayers Sam and Charlie Corey have been brought to Blacktown’s Skyline Drive-ins by long time informant and constant thorn in their side, Johnny Slayer. 

With the increase of Vampire related activity in Western Sydney, the slayers discover the Master of the city is on the hunt for ancient artefact that would give any vampire invincible powers. The slayers race against time to stop a vampire apocalypse

Featuring a guest appearance from horror legend Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, Devils Rejects) the series is described as a love letter to honour the 80s horror genre.

View the trailer

 


The full series can be viewed online on YouTube.





Thursday, 14 November 2019

KRAMPUS & CREEPSHOW Apparel available now from Fright-Rags

With Halloween behind us, the holidays are right around the corner. You better watch out, because Fright-Rags is coming to town with Krampus and Creepshow merchandise.

Survive this Christmas with Fright-Rags' exclusive Krampus collection. The line includes three new shirts, a reprint of a classic design, gingerbread man socks, and six enamel pins, including an antique bronze-style Krampus bell pin. 


Fright-Rags has released strange, eerie, terrifying Creepshow apparel. The TV series has received two new shirts, plus two enamel pins based on a pair of the first season's most memorable monsters. 


Krampus and Creepshow collections are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com. 

Be sure to check back later this month for the annual Black Friday sale, along with more new apparel.



THE INTRUDER comes to UK Digital and Disc

Coming to UK Digital and Disc outlets, Dennis Quaid (Midway, TV's Goliath), Michael Ealy (TV's Almost Human, Jacob's Ladder [2019]) and Megan Good (Shazam, Unborn) star in THE INTRUDER.

When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buy their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. 

But their newfound paradise soon turns into a living nightmare when Charlie (Dennis Quaid), the strangely attached seller, continues to infiltrate their lives. 

They begin to suspect he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale. 

Directed by Deon Taylor (Traffik) THE INTRUDER is Classified Cert 15, and is out on Digital Download on the 18th November and on DVD from the  2nd December.

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

Horror Channel runs CLASSIC MONSTER MARATHON on November 24

On Sunday 24th of November, Horror Channel is celebrating the beginnings of cinema horror with CLASSIC MONSTER MARATHON. Kicking off at 1pm, it features some of the most iconic monster movies of all-time, including: Ted Browning and Karl Freund’s DRACULA, starring Bela Lugosi as the infamously seductive Count, James Whale’s genre-defining FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff, Karl Freund’s mesmerising THE MUMMY, with Boris Karloff further establishing himself as one of the great horror stars in film history, THE WOLF MAN, with Lon Chaney, Jr. as the original werewolf and the pulp horror classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. 



In this monster marathon, you can run but you can’t hide…

View the Promo trailer on YouTUbe

Full film details in transmission order:

Sat 24 Nov @ 13:00 – DRACULA (1931) *Channel Premiere


This horror classic stands as the most famous and celebrated film version of the popular vampire story. Bela Lugosi delivers a star-making performance as the titular villain – his erudite, refined Dracula is at once alluring and terrifying. While director Tod Browning an effectively and haunting atmosphere. Also stars Edward Van Sloan as Dracula’s arch enemy, vampire-hunter Van Helsing.

Sun 24 Nov @ 14:05 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931) *Channel Premiere 


Considered by many to be the greatest horror film of all time, director James Whale’s masterpiece tells the story of a maniacal scientist whose obsession with creating a living being from dead body parts leads to a tragic and shocking end. Adapted from the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, the film made Karloff a star and ushered in a new era of horror. It’s been selected by many critics as one of the top hundred films of all time.

Sun 24 Nov @ 16:00 – THE MUMMY (1932) *Channel Premiere 


Boris Karloff solidifies his status as one of the greatest horror stars in film history with his terrifying yet surprisingly poignant performance as high priest as Imhotep, a 3,700 year old mummy who wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field expedition that disturbed his tomb. Featuring ground-breaking innovations in make-up that are used to chilling effects, the film earns its place in the canon of classic horror cinema.

Sun 24 Nov @ 17:30 – THE WOLF MAN (1941) *Channel Premiere 


Lon Chaney, Jr. is the original Wolf Man, forever cursed to roam the countryside as a werewolf. The atmospheric direction and moody soundtrack make "The Wolf Man" as frightening today as it was when it was released. This chilling film introduces another iconic character into the pantheon of classic horror film monsters and villains.

Sun 24 Nov @ 19:00 – CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) 


American scientists get more than they bargained for on an amazon expedition when a dark tributary turns up a prehistoric man with gills. The half man/half amphibian breaks free after being captured, stealing away the only woman on the crew. This well-crafted creature feature introduces us to one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time.

Horror Channel: Be Afraid
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138