Thursday, 17 October 2019

A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE comes to Digital Jan 2020

Arrow Films is thrilled to announce that it will be releasing the critically acclaimed jet-black comedy feature A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE in the UK, US and Canada on digital platforms from January 13th 2020. 

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben): a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer.

Following its hugely successful UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest in August and special Awards mentions at Manchester’s recent GrimmFest, the film stars Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave), and is directed by breakout British filmmaker Staten Cousins Roe, who was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Screen International Genre Rising Star Award.

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is guaranteed to satisfy the self-help generation, and the modern human’s blood lust.

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HARPOON launches ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL this Friday 18 Oct

Arrow Video is thrilled to officially announce that hit horror HARPOON will premiere exclusively on its Cult Film video-on-demand service THE ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL from 18 October, just in time for Halloween. The Arrow Video Channel is now available to UK customers of Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs, in addition to Amazon Prime Video subscribers.

Hot on the heels of its UK Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest where it received critical acclaim, HARPOON is written, directed and edited by Rob Grant (Alive, What Doesn’t Kill You), Produced by Michael Peterson and Kurtis David Harder and stars Munro Chambers (Cardinal, Turbo Kid, Degrassi: The Next Generation), Emily Tyra (Code Black, Boardwalk Empire), Christopher Gray (The Mist, The Society, Sell By) with narration by Brett Gelman (Fleabag, Stranger Things, The Other Guys).

With his perfect family and perfect upbringing, Richard (Christopher Gray) appears to have it all. So when he thinks that his long-term girlfriend, Sasha (Emily Tyra), and best friend, Jonah (Munro Chambers), are having an affair, it sends him into a fit of rage that leaves Jonah a bloody mess. Once Jonah and Sasha convince Richard the allegations are false, Richard tries to buy back their trust by taking them out for a day-trip on his family’s yacht.

Tension boils over once out at sea, and to make matters worse, the yacht’s engine fails. Stranded without food and supplies, the trio must set aside their differences in order to survive. One-part post-modern Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, one-part Knife in the Water with the cast of Seinfeld, Harpoon is a wickedly humourous and bloody deconstruction of friendship and love.

The ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL service gives cult film fans the opportunity to watch a varied and curated selection of films that the ARROW VIDEO brand has been famous for with many film fans all over the world. From horror to sci-fi, thrillers to westerns, the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL will launch with classic cult films such as the Jake Gyllenhaal starring Donnie Darko, Heathers starring Winona Ryder, the horror classic Hellraiser, and the Japanese horror masterpiece Ringu. In addition to these Cult Classic films, the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL will continue to premiere exclusive brand-new films on the service beginning the critically acclaimed indie-horror-comedy from Canada Harpoon in October, German period horror Hagazussa in November and in December the Rory Culkin and Emory Cohen starrer Lords of Chaos.

The ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL will also host a growing collection of documentaries, interviews and never-before-seen content from the Arrow Video archives, as well as newly produced material. These documentaries will breathe new life on the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL, giving film fans an immersive look into the creation of many cult film classics such as Donnie Darko and Hellraiser. The service will be updated regularly with new content, new curation focus and never-before-seen content, all hand-picked by the Arrow Video team.

A wider Home Entertainment release including Blu-ray is planned for HARPOON in early 2020. 

View the trailer on YouTube.

HARPOON will be available exclusively on the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV from 18th October.


TRICK 'R TREAT, HALLOWEEN, & THE CROW Apparel from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags kicks off October in a big way. Gear up for the season with new merchandise from Trick 'r Treat, The Crow, and the Halloween franchise, along with Bela Lugosi-inspired coffee for creatures of the night and day. 

Follow the rules with Fright-Rags' Trick 'r Treat collection. Commemorating 10 years since its U.S. release, the beloved film receives four shirts, four enamel pins (including one with motion), and Sam custom-knit crew socks. 


Collect all the iconic moments and characters from John Carpenter's Halloween with Fright-Rags' trading cards. Each Halloween wax pack contains nine cards and a sticker, with sketch cards, chase variants, and PJ Soles autograph cards randomly inserted. They're available in single packs, factory boxes, and sealed boxes. 


 Fright-Rags also has new apparel from two of Halloween's sequels. Celebrate Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers' 30th anniversary with two designs - a piece of new artwork and the original poster design - on T-shirts, baseball tees, and zip-up hoodies. Jimmy's Haddonfield Memorial Hospital uniform from Halloween II has been turned into a zip-up hoodie as well. 


Buildings burn, people die, but Fright-Rags' The Crow collection is forever. It can't rain all the time with three new designs from the 1994 cult classic, including a Hangman's Joke long-sleeve shirt with printed sleeves. 


Fright-Rags has teamed with Dead Sled Coffee (co-founded by Acey Slade of The Misfits, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Murderdolls) to release Bela’s Brew coffee. Inspired by Dracula actor Bela Lugosi, the Colombian coffee is a medium roast that tastes nutty with a subtle hint of spice. 


Trick 'r Treat, Halloween, The Crow, and Bela's Brew are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com.

Violent South Korean crime thriller THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL comes to Digital

A serial killer stalks the city streets, crashing his car into lone motorists before stabbing them to death. One night, he unwittingly targets a notorious crime boss, who fights back but is left for dead. The mobster thinks it was a rival who tried to kill him - the cop in charge of the case is sure it was the serial killer. The two end up forming an unlikely, but formidable alliance, to hunt him down. The cop wants to arrest the murderer. The mobster has other ideas.

This staggeringly assured second feature from Lee Won-tae, THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL is a multi-layered thrill ride that never fails to entertain. A formidable mix of Lethal Weapon-style buddy movie, serial killer chiller and an all-out action spectacular. Beautifully filmed, and featuring a pulsing score by Jo Yeong-wook (The Handmaiden), it’s packed with superbly choreographed action sequences (and some wince-inducing moments of ultra-violence that make Old Boy’s hammer attack look like a warm up).

Kim Moo-yeol is spectacular as an incorruptible, overworked detective on the trail of a serial killer. But it is Ma Dong-seo (so good in Train to Busan) - introduced here working out on a human body bag - who steals the show here as a fearsome, sharp suited gangster who crosses paths with the killer, and teams up with the cop to hunt him down. He’s so good Sylvester Stallone, who is producing the remake, has already tapped him to reprise his role.

If you liked I Saw The Devil and Memories of Murder, this slick, slam-bang, brutal and brilliant South Korean crime classic will knock you sideways.

You can read my review of THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL in my reviews of the Mayhem Festival HERE

THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL is available on Digital in the UK and Ireland from the 15th November.

View the trailer on YouTube.


PREY comes to Digital HD and DVD

Prey is a mysterious and gory chiller from horror powerhouse Blumhouse Productions the team behind Get Out, Us, The Purge, Sinister and Insidious.

Toby (Logan Miller; Love, Simon), a high school senior struggling with behavioural problems, is placed on an uninhabited island in order to improve his ways. However, despite being told he is in isolation, he soon realizes he is not alone, teaming up with Madeleine (Kristine Froseth; Apostle), as they are pursued by a deadly entity. Reminiscent of cult hits Donnie Darko and Lost - is a mind-bending and disturbing new shocker. Prey for your life!

Starring Logan Miller, Kristine Froseth and Joelene Anderson. Directed by horror maestro Franck Khalfoun (Maniac, P2).

Signature Entertainment presents Prey on Digital HD 28th October 2019 & DVD 4th November.

View the triler on YouTube.

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

 

Arrow Films release 2x new clips from forthcoming thriller DEAD CENTRE

ARROW FILMS are pleased to make available two brand new clips for the release of Billy Senese's THE DEAD CENTER, the brand-new thriller from the director of the acclaimed A Frankenstein Story. Helmed by genre stalwart Shane Carruth, the creator of Primer and Upstream Color, THE DEAD CENTER is a unique tale of existential terror that explores the demons that live inside of all of us. The film features exceptional supporting performances from Jeremy Childs (Preacher) and Poorna Jagannathan (Big Little Lies).

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Meeting John Doe


When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs - Preacher, Nashville) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches.

Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth - Primer, Upstream Color) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realise what he’s unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole.

The Dead Center is a smart supernatural thriller that explores the demons that live inside all of us from writer-director Billy Senese, recently hailed as a “masterful new voice in terror” (Nerdist).

THE DEAD CENTRE is currently available on 4K Digital HD and is released to BD and DVD from October 21st.

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

 







Zombie Christmas Musical ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE comes to UK BD

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a zombie apocalypse Christmas musical? Anna and the Apocalypse ‘A delightful Christmas/horror/comedy/musical hybrid, with a great cast and entertaining gore’ (IGN) directed by John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here) is set for its UK Blu-ray debut on 2 December in a feature packed double-disc edition, courtesy of Second Sight.

It’s Christmas time and the sleepy Scottish town of Little Haven is under threat from a zombie apocalypse, forcing Anna (Ella Hunt – Cold Feet) and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But even zombies can’t stop the teen drama: will Anna’s best friend John (Malcolm Cumming – Long Lost) reveal his true feelings for her, or will her smug ex Nick (Ben Wiggins – Mary Queen of Scots) win back her affections? And will she be able to repair her rocky relationship with dad Tony (Mark Benton – The Second Coming) before it’s too late?

Along with exchange student Steph (Sarah Swire – God Help the Girl), star singer Lisa (Marli Siu – Grantchester) and her crush Chris (Christopher Leveaux – Forgotten Man), Anna soon discovers that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilisation falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. Deck the halls with brains and holly for an all singing, blood-spattered festive zombie romp.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Theatrical and extended Cuts
• Original short film ‘Zombie Musical’ written and directed by Ryan McHenry
• Audio Commentary with director John McPhail, writer Alan McDonald, composers Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly
• Brand new documentary featuring new interviews with actors Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, director John McPhail, writer Alan McDonald, composers Roddy Hart & Tommy Reilly and producer Naysun Alae-Carew
• Behind-the-scenes featurette
• Alternative opening scene
• Hollywood Ending with cast and crew
• Deleted scenes
• Edinburgh Film Festival footage
• Gag reel, Outtakes
• Limited o-ring slipcover and lyrics booklet on initial pressing only

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE DOUBLE DISC EDITION ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY 2 December 2019

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