There is real bite to July’s line-up on THE Horror Channel, as killer sharks, a rampaging tiger, a family of cannibals, a vengeful Chupacabra and a wolf in serial killer clothing herald in a premiere-packed month on the UK’s only channel dedicated to the dark side.
There are four UK TV premieres: Jim Mickle’s brilliant re-imagining of Jorge Michel Grau’s Mexican art-house cannibal fantasy WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Greg McLean’s WOLF CREEK 2, which sees the return of Australia’s most famed pig-shooting psycho, Carlos Brooks’ wonderful ‘Tiger in a House’ nerve-jangler BURNING BRIGHT and Alastair Orr’s Panamanian creature thriller PREY. Plus, there is the network premiere of THE REEF, the scariest shark chiller since Jaws.
As well as the four UK TV Premieres, Horror Channel is bringing you ‘Tropical Terror’ season this July. Take a slay-cation you’ll never forget with our collection of sun-drenched shockers featuring David Twohy’s adventure thriller A PERFECT GETAWAY and James Cullen Bressack’s Thai-holiday-turned-nightmare horror PERNICIOUS.
Horror’s season of Tropical Terror is every Friday at 10:50pm from Friday 8th July.
Full details of premieres in transmission order:
Sat 2 July @ 9.00pm – BURNING BRIGHT (2010) * UK TV Premiere
Johnny Gavenau’s latest get-quick-rich scheme is to turn his Florida ranch into a Safari Park. As the main attraction he buys a dangerous Bengal tiger from an unscrupulous circus trader. But the ravenous beast gets loose, its only refuge the ranch house interior where stepdaughter Kelly and her autistic little brother Tom reside... Nature runs amok but human nature proves to be the real villain in director Carlos Brooks’ taut twist on the home invasion chiller. Look out for a guest appearance from Meatloaf.
Fri 8 July @ 10.50pm – THE REEF (2010) *Network Premiere
For four old friends it seemed like a dream come true – a week cruising the world’s most beautiful coral reef on their own yacht. But when the vessel capsizes, leaving them stranded on the over-turned hull, that dream turns into a nightmare. They take to the open water – only to learn, too late, that they are being stalked by a deadly great white shark. Director Andrew Traucki’s true-life shocker puts ordinary people in an all-too believable extreme situation, where small actions become epic tragedies.
Sat 9 July @ 10.50pm – WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013) *UK TV Premiere
Following the unexpected death of their mother, teenage daughters Iris and Rose Parker are ordered by their father to carry on a macabre ancestral ritual at all costs. But when a torrential storm hits their upstate New York region, the town’s river overflows and the local authorities start uncovering long-buried clues that lead them to the Parker family’s cannibalistic secret. Stunning performances from the cast add enormous weight to Jim Mickle’s superb film craft and subtle horror nuance. Stars Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks and Kelly McGillis.
Fri 15 July @ 10.50pm – PREY (2014) *UK TV Premiere
Originally released as Indigenous, Alastair Orr’s exotic horror fantasy centres on five friends who meet in Panama for a vacation. While partying, they hear a native story about a beautiful waterfall deep in the jungle. Ignoring the many warnings, they set off to find the waterfall. When they reach it, the group discovers that the stories about the mythical, blood-sucking Chupabra are not only true, but that it has now developed a taste for humans.
Sat 16 July @ 10.50pm – WOLF CREEK 2 (2013) *UK TV Premiere
The gravel-voiced, sneering maniac Mick Taylor is back with a few more days to kill! Bolder. Gorier, and placed on a far bigger canvas than the original Ozploitation classic, star John Jarratt and director Greg McLean return with an even more twisted shocker. WOLF CREEK 2 maintains the original’s savagery and nerve-jangling tension, while dazzling further with a spectacular and surprising use of Down Under landscapes and creatures. Two arrogant cops, two unwitting German backpackers and a Good Samaritan British tourist become the prey for the crazed pig-shooting psycho as the outback is drenched in rivers of blood.
Looks like zombie movie director George Romero will be getting his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Famed for directing Night of the Living Dead (1968) and its sequels Dawn of the Dead (1979), Day of the Dead (1985), and the not so well liked Land of the Dead (2005). As well as cult films such as Martin (1977), Knightriders (1981) and The Crazies (1973). Hollywood are finally honouring him, in recognition of his contributions to the horror genre, in particular his zombie films.
Horror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphrey’s stunning artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at the Vue Shepherd’s Bush, London. Between Thurs Aug 25 & Mon Aug 29.
The relocation to Shepherd’s Bush was the inspiration behind the concept.
As Graham explains: "This year’s relocation suggested the idea of a floating cinema that can move through the city. Going west, I took it all the way to Louisiana, as portrayed in the film ‘Southern Comfort’. reimagining London as a swampland.
I took my cues from a variety of sources; the ‘feu follet’ (will-o’-the-wisp) are mentioned in George Washington Cable’s short story ‘Jean-ah Poquelin’, the paddle steamer was inspired by the work of Mark Twain and the skulls from the script of Orson Welles’ unmade ‘Heart Of Darkness’. There’s also a nod to Hertzog’s ‘Fitzcarraldo’. The witch house I added for extra Scooby-Doo points!"
Graham’s large-format, hard-cover, book ‘Drawing Blood’ is currently available to buy from
BETA TEST, starring Arrow’s Manu Bennett and Larenz Tate (House of Lies), hits select US cinemas July 22.
From producer/writer/director Nicholas Gyeney, and produced by Mirror Images LTD, comes BETA TEST a sci-fi action thriller that's “a cross between the intimate suspense of Die Hard and the 21st century chaos of Gamer".
The film’s storyline revolves around Max Troy (Tate - House of Lies, Rush), a Seattle-based video game champion and game tester who is about to test the latest game sensation from global video game juggernaut, Sentinel. As Max begins his procedural dissection of the game, he begins to realize this new game is not like any other. As Max completes new tasks, events in the real world begin to mirror them.
Soon, Max uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy from within the walls of Sentinel, which leads him to discover that the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed (Bennett - Arrow, The Hobbit), is a real man, in the real world. If Max can somehow join forces with Creed, together they may have a chance at unraveling this conspiracy before the tasks in the game escalate and overwhelm their city.
Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid Part II, Inception, The Game), and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat, Teen Wolf, Wyatt Earp) also star.
Coming to UK Disc and Digital this August from Roar Uthaug, director of the forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot.In 1905, a tsunami devastates a small mountain town. Scientists know it will happen again. It’s only a matter of when.
As one man prepares to move from his hometown with his family, his worst nightmare is about to come true. The siren goes off and the disaster is inevitable.
With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.
A hit at the 2016 Glasgow FrightFest THE WAVE is one of the most impressive and heart-stopping disaster films in years, with spectacular action sequences that grip you from start to finish.
THE WAVE comes to UK Digital outlets 8th August and is released to UK BD and DVD 15th Aug from Studio Canal.
A dazzling, action packed mix of Predator, Robocop and District 9, but with a distinctly British flavour, KILL COMMAND is a sci-fi thriller not to be missed!
An elite squad of marines are sent on a training exercise to a remote island cut off from all communications. Accompanying them is technical specialist Mills, a mysterious coder whose brain is interfaced with a computer.
The unit soon discover the exercise is far from routine - they become live targets of terrifyingly advanced military robots, and Mills is somehow involved in the conspiracy. Realising they need Mills’ abilities to survive the brutal battle to the death situation, the marines must not only fight for their lives but work out who Mills really is and whose side she’s really on.
Kill Command is a low budget sci-fi that defies its budget – visual effects supremo turned director Steven Gomez has fashioned a slick, exciting and expertly designed action film that is the match of any multi-million pound Hollywood blockbuster
Blending a plot of military conspiracy with all out nuts and bolts bot against marine action, Kill Command is brimming with energy and invention, and goes to show you don’t need a huge amount of money, just a brilliant imagination, to make for a stunning sci-fi experience.
KILL COMMAND hits UK BD, DVD and Digital outlets 27th June.
It's rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens. This summer marks 30 years of the action-packed sci-fi classic, and Fright-Rags has stopped its grinnin' and dropped new linen with the Aliens 30th Anniversary Collection.
The Aliens box set includes an exclusive shirt designed by Justin Osbourn, a set of four 8x10 lobby cards, and a Bug Stomper sticker, all packaged in a collectible box. The box itself is suitable for display, featuring an embossed Xenomorph emerging from it. Only 500 exist.
Abrar Ajmal, Christopher Lovell, Jeff Zornow, Paul Shipper, and Christopher Franchi each designed a shirt featuring Aliens iconography, from monstrous Xenomorphs to fearless heroine Ellen Ripley. All designs can be purchased in both men's and women's sizes.
Osbourn's shirt is exclusive to the box set, but you can own the design on a baseball tee separately. Franchi also put a personal spin on the Bug Stomper logo seen in the film, which comes on a royal blue heathered tee. Finally, a pair of custom-knit crew socks feature Xenomorphs and Power Loaders.
"I'm sure I'm probably not alone when I say that Aliens was my first introduction to the Alien franchise," states Fright-Rags founder Ben Scrivens. "Yup, I saw the sequel first! It still remains my personal favorite of the series and just doesn't get old no mater how many times I watch it."
One of the biggest highlights of FrightFest Glasgow 2016, Southbound is a twisted and shocking anthology horror from the minds behind the V/H/S trilogy, which comes to UK disc and Digital this August.
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers - two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation - are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in a series of five interlocking tales of terror.
With interwoven chapters that tell tales of misadventure along the same
stretch of lonely highway, Southbound keeps you on the edge of your seat
with a chilling blend of overarching dread and big frights.
Meeting rapturous acclaim at Glasgow FrightFest 2016, the film has evoked comparisons with some of the truly great anthology titles of the past such as The Twilight Zone thanks to its creepy premise, otherworldly sense of dread and its neat, twisted conceit.
The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.
At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second-generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure.
The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.
Studiocanal will be releasing Ben Wheatley's acclaimed thriller HIGH-RISE to UK BD and DVD in July.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddlestone - "Avengers Assemble") moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly.
As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…..
Directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and co-starring, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss and Jeremy Irons, HIGH-RISE will arrive on UK BD and DVD July 22 from Studiocanal.
Alex Lightman’s post-apocalyptic dish of murder, meat and mysticism TEAR ME APART is now available to buy or rent exclusively from www.tearmeapartmovie.com
Exclusive bundles that explore the story world more are also available for pre-order now. They include the Forgotten Women novella series with prologue written by actress Jennie Eggleton, web comics, and interviews with the cast and producers. This additional content is due to be released throughout July and August.
Synopsis: Living in a cave in a barren part of the Cornish landscape, two brothers turn to cannibalism to survive. Although the eldest (played by Frazer Alexander) clings to the notion that their father will reappear, bringing with him the return of the ‘old world’, the younger brother (Alfie Stewart) has no such moral compass and relishes the meat he can get from the bodies of nomadic wanderers who stray into his sights. Then one day, a different kind of prey appears, in the form of a beautiful teenager (played by Jennie Eggleton). She is possibly the last girl alive and her powerful presence ignites a sexual maelstrom. A dangerous game is about to be played. Animalism versus humanity. Love versus survival. Love. Kill. Eat.
TEAR ME APART is directed by Alex Lightman, written by Tom Kerevan and produced by Alex Lightman, Tom Kerevan & Ern Herrmann. It stars Alfie Stewart, Jennie Eggleton and Frazer Alexander - all making their lead feature film debuts.
Receiving its World Premiere at the Austin Film Festival 2015, the film is the first project from Cannibal Films, who are already in development with their second feature, a psychological thriller.
From producer/writer/director Nicholas Gyeney, and produced by Mirror Images LTD, comes sci-fi action thriller BETA TEST.
The film’s storyline revolves around Max Troy (Larenz Tate - House of Lies, Rush), a Seattle-based video game champion and game tester who is about to test the latest game sensation from global video game juggernaut, Sentinel.
As Max begins his procedural dissection of the game, he begins to realize this new game is not like any other. As Max completes new tasks, events in the real world begin to mirror them. Soon, Max uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy from within the walls of Sentinel, which leads him to discover that the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed (Manu Bennett - Arrow, The Hobbit), is a real man, in the real world.
If Max can somehow join forces with Creed, together they may have a chance at unraveling this conspiracy before the tasks in the game escalate and overwhelm their city.
Yuji Okumoto (Inception, The Game), and Linden Ashby (Mortal Kombat, Teen Wolf, Wyatt Earp) also star.
BETA TEST will be released in selected US theaters July 22nd.
Absoloutely devastating news broke earlier today, with the announcement of the death of actor Anton Yelchin in a freak car accident at his property in Los Angeles.
Probably best known for playing the young Chekov in the new Star Trek films, he had also appeared in the crime thriller Alpha Dog (2006) and teen comedy Charlie Bartlett (2007) as well as appearing as the young Kyle Reese in Terminator : Salvation (2009). His horror credits included Fright Night (2011), Burying the Ex (2014) and more recently Green Room (2015), which saw him appearing opposite fellow Star Trek alumni Patrick Stewart.
According to the police, he had pulled into his drive way and had left the car in neutral whilst walking back down to the mail box at the end of the drive. The car rolled backwards and pinned him against the brick wall. He was found later that evening by friends, after failing to show up for their scheduled band practice.
Born in Russia, his parents moved to the US in the late 80s and was their only child. The actor's publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed the actor's death and said his family had requested privacy.
At 27 years old, he was way too young to be taken from us, but at least he leaves us with an impressive list of films to remember him by. RIP Anton, you will be missed by fellow horror and sci-fi fans alike!
Jane Austen’s literary classic gets a zombie make-over in this re-imagining of the popular period drama, which is released to UK DVD and BD this month from Lionsgate.
Set in the 19th century, the Bennet family (headed up by Charles Dance – TVs Game of Thrones, Underworld : Awakening) are looking for suitable husbands for their 5 daughters.
But with a zombie outbreak having ravaged nearby London, which is now contained within a giant canal (which rather resembles the outline of the M25) and the Army busy trying to put down zombie outbreaks in the surrounding countryside, this is proving to be no easy task.
During a zombie attack at a nearby estate, one of the daughters, Elizabeth (Lily James – TVs Downton Abbey) catches the attention of a certain Colonel Darcy (Sam Riley - Malificent), after she and her siblings manage to single handedly fend off the undead with their martial arts skills.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth finds him too arrogant to be likeable and instead becomes enamoured with the much more affable Lieutenant Wickham (Jack Huston – TVs Boardwalk Empire), much to the chagrin of her mother who’s trying to fix her up with the local parson (played by Matt Smith – TVs Dr Who).
Will Elizabeth find a way out of this love triangle and work out which man she should marry, or will the zombies engulf England before she can make her mind up?
Based on the parody novel by Seth Graeme-Smith, which in turn was based on the Jane Austen original. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is basically the same story as Jane Austen’s, but with the male leads all being Army officers in this and there’s a few more zombies. But aside from that, it’s essentially the same (kind of) and was bloody good fun!
There's some great martial arts fighting and some nice zombie gore, though being a 15 certificate is not overly bloody. The film also benefited from a strong supporting cast, which also included Lena Headey (Dredd, TVs - Sarah Conner Chronicles) Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent) and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon) and was almost like watching a BBC period drama, but with zombies.
The film is released to Digital, DVD and BD June 27th. The disc releases include a selection of deleted scenes, a gag reel and several making-of features, featuring behind the scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew, as extras.
This July, Full Moon Features is back with three classic, must-see titles!
On July 11, join the Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and hear from the Kings of Cult, Roger Corman and Charles Band! Then, on July 25, Full Moon will release Hollywood Horror House, one of a 20 part series coming to FullMoonDirect.com!
What's more, Full Moon is offering a truly unique gift to all fans of the genre! Those who purchase any title from FullMoonDirect.com will get Kings of Cult 100% free!
KINGS OF CULT
Join veteran genre filmmakers Roger Corman and Charles Band as they take you through their long and storied careers working on such films as Eat My Dust, Puppetmaster, Sharktopus, Re-Animator, and many more. This truly unique look at exploitation cinema from the perspective two of its top contributors is a must-see for anyone looking to go a little deeper into the movies they love.
Two mavericks of independent genre film-making sit down for an intimate discussion about their amazing and diverse bodies of work, their fans, the hundreds of legendary performers and artists whose talents they've nurtured and the future of the industry they've both dedicated their lives to. From SHARKTOPUS, to PUPPETMASTER, to RE-ANIMATOR to DEATH RACE 2000 to GINGERDEAD MAN to HOUSE OF USHER and beyond; this is the ultimate master-class in making strange cinema that matters! Starring Roger Corman & Charles Band...of course!
There are no freshmen in the college of love, and they're about to graduate to madcap mayhem when a sorority prank goes crazy. Out to steal a trophy from a local bowling alley, the kids accidentally unleash the imp -- a sadistic little spirit with a diabolical sense of humor. He creates demons and loves sexy women. He's the original party animal, inviting you to come along and die laughing -- just like everybody else.
Linnea Quigley, Andras Jones, Robin Rochelle, Hal Havins and Brinke Stevens star in the much anticipated Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, out on Blu-Ray July 11. Restored from the original 35mm camera negative and with some exclusive extra features, including the oldest Behind-The-Scenes feature Full Moon has ever presented, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is so funny it just might kill you!
HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE
By 1970, the once golden age of Hollywood glamour and stardom was a tragic last hurrah represented by the decayed and deteriorated Hollywood Sign. In HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE, we'll go below the sign, to a decaying hilltop mansion of a once great star, played by a once great star, Miriam Hopkins. The fabled Ms. Hopkins, toast of the town back in the thirties with box office hits like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and Becky Sharpe, was an A-list actress and Oscar nominee.
Another Oscar winner (Best Supporting Actress 1936) Gale Sondergaard plays Miss Hopkins' loyal friend and housekeeper, who tries to save her friend from the handsome stranger, played by son of acting legend John Garfield. He may be the culprit littering the land around the Hollywood sign with hacked up body parts.
This hellish time capsule showcasing late 60s/early 70s Hollywood, remains an early example of the slasher films which would follow in just a few years. See Miriam Hopkins trapped in a madhouse of hacked up blood-splattered bodies, tripped out drug sequences, murder by electric knives and a Hollywood Christmas Parade with a drunk out of control movie star as its Grand Marshall.
Discover true terror from FrightFest Presents this Summer as they unleash a new selection of titles onto DVD. Sinister chills and killer thrills await, as they once again bring the festival home.
Last Girl Standing - July 4, 2016
Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn (Akasha Villalobos), the lone survivor, has struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, Camryn leads a depressingly lonely existence until Nick (Brian Villalobos), a new co-worker, befriends Camryn and attempts to integrate her into his group of friends.
Just when she might be ready to start a new life, Camryn’s past comes back to haunt her. Can Camryn ever have a life again, or is she destined to be alone? Part slasher movie, part character study, Last Girl Standing is a penetrating and intimate look at what happens to the survivors of horror movies.
The Lesson is a dark, painful and savagely funny psychological thriller unlike any you’ve seen before. Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild. But they get a taste of their own medicine when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget.
In 2016 a fearful world stands on the brink of nuclear catastrophe. A young researcher in psychical events, together with his girlfriend, travel to the legendary wilds of Dartmoor, England, to investigate a rambling, centuries old building.
Here they find themselves drawn into a murder mystery from the past, a mortal confrontation with pure evil, and a fight for their very survival.
Director Michael Aguiar's indie slasher The Laughing Mask, starring John Hardy, Sheyenne Rivers, Gabriel Lee and Jeffrey Jenkins, has been acquired by Leomark Studios for a US digital release this month.
Jake (John Hardy) has lost his wife to the Laughing Mask killer. Recently, his daughter has been kidnapped by this same madman. Jake must work with the diligent detective, Kate O’Malley (Sheyenne Rivers), to track down this elusive man.
But, where the Laughing Mask takes him, Jake is unprepared to go. Jake must deal with a strange assortment of monsters and creatures, within the Laughing Mask’s darkened lair.
The Laughing Mask is released to US digital outlets June 24.
Screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 23rd and 25th June and coming to UK DVD and Download 18th July comes comes director Jamie M Dagg's thriller RIVER.
After refusing to obey a senior surgeon, John Lake (Rossif Sutherland), an American volunteer doctor in Laos, is instructed to take a leave of absence. To regroup, he travels to a remote island in the south of Laos. But the solace of the island is shattered when John intervenes in the sexual assault of a young Laotian woman and events spiral out of control, leaving John on the run from the law. What follows is a harrowing journey through the Laotian interior that will test and transform John in profound ways.
Director, Jamie M. Dagg - who won Best First Feature Film for RIVER at the Canadian Screen Awards - does a tremendous job of not only keeping you glued to John’s plight and flight, but also making Laos the second character in the film. The country is by turns idyllic and menacing as it helps and hinders John’s escape. In this respect, the film is an extraordinary two-hander between Laos and John, played brilliantly by Rossif Sutherland - son of Donald and half-brother of Kiefer. Sutherland is utterly convincing as an American alien trapped in a hostile foreign land; a man drawing closer and closer to the edge as he teeters over a huge moral dilemma.
Tense, gripping and fueled by paranoia, River keeps you guessing with a story as twisting as the Mekong River itself. How far would you go to help someone in need? And how far would you go to escape the law?
Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired US and Canadian rights to the horror-thriller The Shelter, with both a theatrical and digital release planned for the fall.
Written & directed by John Fallon and produced by Fallon and Donny Broussard, The Shelter stars Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, The Virgin Suicides) in one of his most acclaimed performances in recent times
In The Shelter, widower and homeless man Thomas Jacobs (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door.
He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?
Of his role, Paré said "The Shelter tells a great and painful tragedy, not about global disaster or war or economic collapse but of the individual human heart. The human heart and soul is what all art seeks to unravel. Guilt, regret and shame kill the heart and soul. When our lower animal nature dominates our character our soul is lost."
With visual effects by Thomas Wilson (Insidious, The Conjuring), The Shelter was executive produced by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions. Holbrook Multi Media completed the production and post-production elements.
Uncork’d Entertainment’s current releases include Restoration, Decay, A Haunting in Cawdor and All Girls Weekend, released in July.
The best man usually has a few tricks up his sleeve for the bachelor party, but the groom has a deadly one of his own in horror-comedy BACHELOR GAMES, arriving on digital platforms July 8, from Gravitas Ventures and Strike Films.
When five friends embark on a bachelor weekend in Argentina, everyone expects the usual hedonistic business. They do not expect to find themselves stranded, wounded, and hunted through the Andes. But that’s just what happens when an elaborate scheme for revenge goes horribly awry.
The Hangover meets The Hills Have Eyes with a Shyamalan-esque twist, BACHELOR GAMES stars a bright young cast led by Charlie Bewley (The Vampire Diaries), Jack Gordon (Fishtank) and Jack Doolan (Cockney’s Vs. Zombies).
BACHELOR GAMES, Best Feature winner at Halloweenapalooza Film Festival and official selection at World Horror Con Film Festival, is the first feature film from award-winning director Edward McGown (Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough). Written by Sam Michell (BBC’s People Time, It’s Not What You Know) and Chris Hill (The Last Station), Produced by Georgina Edwards of Strike Films (Behind Bars), with Director of Photography by Lucio Bonelli (Everybody Has a Plan) and with the score composed by David Julyan (Insomnia, The Prestige), it will be available on all good digital platforms worldwide from 8th July.
Director Neil Johnson’s ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER, which is currently in production, has just released its first teaser trailer (see below).
The film fixes on the overthrow of humanity by Artificial Intelligence and the determined rebel (Tracey Birdsall) who goes up against the droid empire.
William Kircher (The Hobbit), Daz Crawford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III : The Search for Spock), Tim McGrath (10 Things I Hate About Life), Livvy Stubenrauch (Frozen), Aaron Jacques (Starship : Rising), Ashley Park (Terror Tales) and Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks) star in the highly-anticipated mish-mash of MAD MAX FURY ROAD and STAR WARS.
ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER is the first instalment in a new franchise that was filmed on many of the same locations as RETURN OF THE JEDI and will be released later this year.
Charles Band’s Full Moon Pictures will be releasing the latest instalment to their Evil Bong series on US DVD and VOD this month, with “EVIL BONG : HIGH-5”.
Now, I must confess that I have yet to see any of the previous films. So I am assuming this follows on from Part 4, as we see the films main protagonists, Larnel (John Patrick Jordan), Rabbit (Sonny Carl Davis), Velocity (Amy Paffrath), Sarah (Robin Sydney) and the Gingerdread man trapped inside Bong World.
Anyway, EeBee, the titular “evil bong” of the film, is bent on taking over the world, so sends Larnel, Rabbit and the Gingerdread man back to run a marijuana shop to sell her magical weed, in order to raise funds for her conquest (or something like that), whilst holding the 2 girls hostage and the film follows their misfortunes in trying to run a business, whilst shamelessly promoting various Full Moon Pictures merchandise.
Many characters from the previous films (and other Charles Band pictures) pop up, including Hambo (Chance Reardon), who was also in “Strippers vs Zombies” and Larnel’s Grandpa (Jacob Witkin) also makes an appearance, who has all the best lines in the film (“You look like something that a racoon shat out after Halloween”).
Clocking in at around 1 hour 10mins, this isn’t an overly long film and was obviously very low budget, though it looks like it had more money than it probably did. The plot is very silly, but what it lacks in depth it makes up for in tom-foolery and topless women (topless Twister anybody?).
Anyway the film is released in the US on DVD and VOD June 26, and if this wasn’t enough, it ends with a promise of a part 6 coming soon.
Turkish Indie horror BASKIN is to get a limited theatrical release in UK cinemas this July. Originally slated for a UK VOD release in June, the film will now be shown in selected UK cinemas, alongside its new VOD release date, on Friday the 15th July.
A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup.
Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn.
This is one Baskin (that’s “police raid” to you non-Turkish speakers) that isn’t going to end well. But wait! Things aren’t what they seem in this truly disturbing, outrageously gory, and increasingly surreal film whose unpredictable narrative pulls the carpet from under your feet and keeps you guessing right up to the final moment.
One of the most shocking and jaw-dropping horrors for years, featuring a new icon of fear – The Father – and some of the craziest, most visceral horror ever seen, "Baskin" is an absolute must-see for all horror fans.
Watch Baskin in selected UK cinemas, and on VOD, from Friday 15th July from Vertigo films.