Wednesday, 28 June 2017

"A Cure For Wellness" (on UK BD & DVD 3rd July) - Interviews

Lead actor Dane Dehaan and Director Gore Verbinski talk about "A Cure for Wellness", on UK BD and DVD July 3rd from 20th Century Fox.




Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk  

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk





THE THING & KILLER KLOWNS Collections from Fright-Rags

Kick off your summer in style with Fright-Rags! The horror apparel company has released new collections for two '80s horror favorites: John Carpenter's The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

  
John Carpenter's The Thing turns 35 this week, and Fright-Rags is celebrating with fresh merchandise from the sci-fi/horror classic. The collection features a new shirt designed by Justin Osbourn and four enamel pins, including a recreation of the film's iconic poster equipped with a blinking LED light. Several The Thing shirts released earlier this year are still in stock as well.

Get trapped in a cotton candy cocoon with Fright-Rags' Killer Klowns from Outer Space collection. It includes a new shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, a classic design by Justin Osbourn available as a baseball tee for the first time, enamel pins of Shorty, Fatso, Slim, and a Cotton Candy Cocoon, and three pairs of custom-knew crew socks.

The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space collections are on sale now and can be purchased at Fright-Rags.com.

Fright-Rags has officially-licensed gear for plenty more genre classics and fan favorites coming throughout the summer, including Jaws, E.T., and RoboCop.

Zombie comic "Virus" is spreading the Infection via SANDAWE

Virus: Highborn is the second episode of the apocalyptic zombie-series from the hand of Flemisch artist Patrick Cornelis.

A witch cult uses an ancient magical book to visit other realms in search for more power. On one of those worlds something goes seriously wrong as they inadvertently release a dark entity. The barely make it back to earth unknowingly bringing the entity along with them. 

As soon as it arrives it starts infecting everything around it turning humans into brain dead flesh-eating monsters. Sebastian, the last surviving warlock, forces Will, a man at the wrong place at the wrong time, to absorb the combined force of the warlocks before he dies from the infection. Will, who goes through life as Warlock now, runs with the book in his possession. 

He wanders the desolate world for months overwhelmed by grief over the loss of his son. Eventually he finds an ally and stumbles onto a small group of survivors who are in the middle of a massive zombie-attack! In the second episode a higher being is introduced into the fight against Saren. Warlock will learn his involvement with this universal high-power and will gain insight in how the magic that flows through his gains works and how to channel it. 

We lift the veil on the source of the infection that spreads the planet. In this second epic episode full of battle scenes and hordes of zombies Warlock and his team suffer losses and gain new allies but… nothing could prepare them for what happens when they finally have a showdown with Saren..

Patrick Cornelis released the first issue via his own publishing company Pangolin Comics. He is in the middle of crowdfunding the second issue Virus: Highborn.

You can read all about it on the crowdfundingplatform sandawe via this url:
http://www.sandawe.com/fr/projets-auto-finances/virus-2

Or on the website www.pangolin-comics.com
or on the facebookpage https://www.facebook.com/pangolincomics/

If you want to support his talent you can subscribe and pledge to help him get started.

The relaese party + reception is scheduled for Friday the 13th October and will feature some special guests. Among them will be Franky DSVD, the leadsinger of the metalband Channel Zero. More guests to be announced. Everyone who participates in the crowdfunding will get an invite.



 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

"Voice from the Stone" - New trailer released

Precision Pictures have released a brand new trailer for their forthcoming gothic ghost story, 'Voice from the Stone', starring Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, which comes to UK disc and digital this August. Check it out below...


Games Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke plays a young nurse attempting to unravel sinister secrets in a Tuscan castle, in this tantalising mix of ghostly mystery classics The Others and The Woman In Black. Fans of Clarke will be pleased to note that the film is released the same day the final episode of season seven of Game of Thrones is broadcast.

In 1950s Tuscany, a determined young nurse and teacher, Verena, takes a job looking after Jakob, a young boy who has not spoken since his mother died. An expert at dealing with traumatised children, she tries to draw him out. Encountering resistance from both Jakob’s father Klaus, and the boy himself, Verena digs deeper into the mystery of his silence, and discovers a dark family secret, hidden behind the walls of the family castle. She also finds herself irresistibly drawn towards Klaus, who sees something of his late wife in the beautiful nurse.

'Voice from the Stone', coming to UK DVD, VOD and Digital HD 28th August 

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





Monday, 26 June 2017

A Cure For Wellness - exclusive clip

Checkout this exclusive clip from forthcoming A CURE FOR WELLNESS on UK Blu-Ray & DVD 3 July


Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), an ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a remote and mysterious “wellness center.” When he begins to unravel the retreat’s terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.

Featuring hauntingly mesmerising performances from Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) and Mia Goth (Everest), the Blu-ray and DVD includes a deleted sequence, a behind-the-scenes look at the scoring of the film and individual meditations from the wellness center. 

Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Include 
-Deleted Sequence: “It’s Wonderful Here” 
-Meditations featurette
-The Score featurette

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk 

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk





 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

UFO horror "Phoenix Forgotten"on UK Disc and Digital Sept

From Producer Ridley Scott and based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights”, and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history.

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again.

Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed...

Written and Directed by Justin Barber, Written and Produced by T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner) Produced by Ridley Scott (The Martian) and Mark Canton (300).

Signature Entertainment presents Phoenix Forgotten on, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD 18th September, 2017

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

The BD release will be up for pre-order shortly!

 
 

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Amityville Horror - UK Blu-Ray Steelbook review.

A family get more than they bargained for when their new home turns out to be haunted, in the classic 1979 horror film “The Amityville Horror” which makes its UK Blu-Ray debut this month, in an extras laden steelbook edition, courtesy of Second Sight films.

George and Cathy Lutz (James Brolin – “Westworld”, “Capricorn One” and Magot Kidder – “Black Christmas”, “Superman 1-4”) have just moved their family into a new home, in the town of Amityville, New York state.

Thrilled at the relatively low price they bought it for, they seem unconcerned about a mass shooting that took place at the property some years previous, in which one of the house’s previous occupants murdered the rest of his family.

But it isn’t too long before they experience all sorts of weird, creepy things. The house is constantly cold, a priest (Rod Stieger - "In the Heat of the Night", "Mars Attacks") comes to visit and immediately falls violently ill. Flies swarm all over the rear window in the attic and the family claim to hear voices, amongst other things.

Are supernatural forces at work, or are the family losing their minds? Or, is it that they simply couldn’t afford the mortgage, so ran out and started telling tall tales to novelist Jay Anson, hoping to earn a few dollars by releasing a book to cash in on the murder house’s notoriety, by claiming its haunted?

Supposedly based on a true story (I think you can guess what my views are on that claim). Amityville Horror isn’t quite in the same league as The Exorcist, (which this was filmed to cash in on the success of) or the far superior Poltergeist, but is still an entertaining ghostly chiller. Which proved highly successful upon its original release and has since gone on to become a classic in it’s own right.

The film has been available on DVD for some time, but this marks the first time it has been released in the UK on Blu-Ray, which looks absolutely stunning in HD and comes jam-packed with special features, as follows...

Introduction by Hans Holzer – Paranormal researcher Hans Holzer, who investigated the Amityville hauntings introduces the film (archive feature, carried over from the old MGM DVD)

Commentary track by Hans Holzer – The paranormal researcher provides an effective trivia track for the film, on both the filming and the actual case. (carried over from the old MGM DVD)

Brolin Thunder (16mins) – Interview with lead actor James Brolin.

Child’s Play (16:30) – Interview with former child actor Meeno Peluce, who played young Matt Lutz.
Amityville Scribe (16:20) – Interview with screenwriter Sandor Stern

The Devil in the Music (14mins) – Interview with composer Lalo Schifrin

My Amityville Horror (1hr:25) – Arguably the best feature on the disc, the original full length 2012 documentary with Daniel Lutz, son of the real George and Kathy Lutz, talking about what happened to him and his family when they moved into the Amityville house

For God’s sake get out (20:40) – Another archival feature, originally filmed for the 2005 DVD release, featuring interviews with James Brolin and Margot Kidder talking about the making of the film (carried over from the old MGM DVD).

Lastly there the Theatrical trailer, TV spot,  and Radio spots which were also on previous DVD releases of the film.

A very nice mixture of new and archival features. However, those who own the old MGM DVD will note that the History Channel documentaries, “Amityville Haunting” and “Horror or Hoax”, which were included on that, have not been carried over onto this release. But I think the inclusion of the full length My Amityville Horror documentary here more than makes up for that.

The Amityville Horror is released to UK BD June 26th in a limited edition steelbook which also contains
reproduction lobby card postcards.

Buy UK BD Steelbook from Amazon.co.uk





WOLVES AT THE DOOR On UK DVD 24th July

From the director of Annabelle comes this shocking thriller. Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969, but unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. 

What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be a senseless attack.

"Wolves at the Door” is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Katie Cassidy (Arrow) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Thompsons).

"Wolves at the Door" is released to UK DVD July 24 from Warner Home Entertainment. The film will alsobe released Digitally July 10.

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




New to SHUDDER UK in July

ARRIVING IN JULY FROM AMC NETWORKS PREMIUM STREAMING SERVICE OF THRILLERS, SUSPENSE AND HORROR


Backed by AMC Networks, SHUDDER has a growing and dynamic selection of thrilling premieres and exclusives along with an impressive library of international and independent films, gripping TV series and Hollywood blockbuster favourites.

KUSO (Dir. Steve aka Flying Lotus)
Exclusively on SHUDDER UK from 21st July


The psych-out nightmare feature directorial debut from Steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as acclaimed musician Flying Lotus, KUSO takes those brave enough to tag along on a wild ride. 

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Viewers travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived, experiencing a hallucination that feels like David Cronenberg meeting Ren & Stimpy.

SHUDDER'S SUMMER OF SHORT SERIES
(Various Directors)


SHUDDER is proud to present a vibrant, exclusive range of multi-episode web-series from acclaimed directors and producers across the globe representing the best in short-form creations in the contemporary genre scene.

With a new series launching exclusively on the service each week, SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL offers exciting new fantasy, horror, thriller and dark, disturbing dramas from a breadth of festival favourites by up and coming talent.

GRACE (Dir. Tony Tilse)
Exclusively on SHUDDER UK from 6th July



From HBO Asia comes a terrifying four-part mini-series that leads viewers down a path to unspeakable horror and beyond. 

Set in present day urban Asia, a father's mistake causes a series of increasingly unsettling events in a new horror-thriller series which examines concepts of family, sacrifice and vengeance.

ALSO NEW TO SHUDDER

REPULSION comes to SHUDDER this month



BLUE SUNSHINE

The frightening flashbacks of a group of LSD users cause them to commit murders. Only one person who understands the crimes can help prevent more from re-occurring.

YOU'RE SO COOL BREWSTER

An extensive look at the making of fan favourites Fright Night and Fright Night Part 2 featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

DEATHDREAM

A Vietnam war casualty returns to home and begins to prowl in search of human blood in this disturbing and unusual comment on America's involvement in the war.

THE GUARD FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Japanese horror icon Kiyoshi Kurosawa pays homage to the gruesome slasher flicks of the 1980s with the cutting tale of a young woman forced to do battle with a murderous security guard!

REPULSION

A horror master class from director Roman Polanski as Catherine Deneuve descends into a world of claustrophobic hysteria in her 60s South Kensington flat.  

DOLLHOUSE

Dublin street kids break into an abandoned home and spend the night partying until shocking revelations begin to arise in this visceral thriller from director Kirsten Sheridan.

About SHUDDER    
    
 Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder has a growing and dynamic selection of thrilling premieres, originals, and exclusives, which complement its impressive library of international and independent films, gripping TV series, and Hollywood blockbuster favorites. Shudder streams ad-free in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland on the web, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku for $4.99/month or $49.99 with an annual membership. To try Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.



 

Psychological horror WITHIN arrives on UK DVD 24 July

You can't keep out what's already inside. Michael Vartan (TV's Bates Motel), , Erin Moriarty (Blood Father) and Nadine Velazquez star as a widower and his new family who are ready to begin a new life when they move into a peaceful suburban neighbourhood. 

But as strange things begin to happen around them, it becomes clear that something about their seemingly perfect home isn't right. 

Something within the house and within its walls. As they learn the deadly secrets of their new house, they risk becoming the next chapter in its horrifying history in this psychological thriller that will make you think twice about the next place you live.

 "Within" hits UK DVD outlets 24 July from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

UK trailer released for FINAL RECALL, starring Wesley Snipes

Signature entertainment present the UK trailer for the forthcoming sci-fi thriller FINAL RECALL starring Wesley Snipes. Check it out below...


A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above, and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack, explaining that this day has been prophesized for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover.

DVD Extras:
LOCATIONS AND SETS
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP
FINAL RECALL INCEPTION

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

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


Dark Thriller 'Bluebeard' - UK Premiere 10 July

South Korea has become known for its gripping thrillers featuring psychopaths and serial killers yet Bluebeard offers something new as its mysteries unfold through the eyes of an increasingly unreliable narrator...


In a town with a history of unsolved murders, neurotic doctor Seung-hoon is given cause to believe the residents of the butcher shop he lives above are processing more than just meat after spotting a bloody bag and over-hearing a half mumbled confession. Could the creepy butchers possibly be a pair of serial killers or is the doctor losing his mind? In psychological thriller Bluebeard, director Lee Soo-yeon (The Uninvited) lays a trail of gruesome hints to keep the truth just out of reach of her paranoid protagonist.

Shouldering the burden of a plot rife with dramatic twists and chilling turns, lead actor Cho Jin-woong, recognisable to UK audiences from his role in Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, provides a multifaceted performance as the fear-gripped doctor.

He’s ably supported by the superbly sinister duo of Kim Dae-myeong (Inside Men) and veteran actor Shin Koo (Christmas in August) as his ominous butcher-shop neighbours.

With Bluebeard, director Lee Soo-yeon utilises the cramped, claustrophobic environments of a city that’s simmering under a history of serial killings and unsolved murders to expertly crank up the tension until the film’s shocking finale.

The London Korean Film Festival 2017 presents Bluebeard at Regent Street Cinema, Monday 10 July and Arts Picturehouse Cambridge, Monday 24 July.

Tickets: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bluebeard/
Twitter: @koreanfilmfest

Silently Within Your Shadow - Now on Amazon Prime

Following an international run at close to 50 festivals and a 10-venue tour of London, Scott Lyus’ haunting psychological horror short Silently Within Your Shadow is finally available to the public, Exclusively via Amazon Prime.

Penned by Lyus and starring Sophie Tergeist, Byron Fernandes, and horror icon Bill Moseley (The Devils Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Silently Within Your Shadow tells the tale of Lucette, a budding young ventriloquist, and her struggles with an unconventional love triangle. 

Her boyfriend, Jace, becomes increasingly concerned about the state of their relationship as tensions heighten among himself, Lucette, and her partner in pine, Hugo. To Jace, Hugo is just an inanimate doll, but to Lucette Hugo is so much more and might possibly be more real than anyone could imagine.

Hugo is voiced by Moseley, who brings a stark sense of dread and darkness to Lucette’s perturbing puppet, who makes Slappy, Annabelle, Chucky, et al feel pretty wooden by comparison.

Lyus, and the same team that helped bring this film to life, are just about to drop their latest short, Echoes of the Passed, on the horror world, which you can keep up-to-date with over on Twitter and check out the official trailer here. So while you wait for Lyus’ next horror offering, check out the award winning Silently Within Your Shadow, which we know will pull a few of your strings.

View it online at Amazon.co.uk

View it online at Amazon.com



 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Horror Channel (UK) brings murder and mayhem to Saturday nights in July

Horror Channel has five prime-time Saturday night film premieres in July including the UK premiere of Brad Parker’s chilling disaster horror CHERNOBYL DIARIES. The film is written and produced by Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his ground-breaking thriller Paranormal Activity. 


There are also network premieres for Todd Lincoln’s supernatural spine-tingler THE APPARITION, starring Tom Felton, Don Coscarelli’s surreal cult classic PHANTASM, David Jung’s paranormal found-footage soul-shaker THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING and Andrew Paquin’s murderous home-invasion debut OPEN HOUSE co-starring his sister Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

Full details of premieres in transmission order:

Sat 1 July @ 21:00 –CHERNOBYL DIARIES (2012) *UK TV Premiere


A group of young tourists (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley), hoping for an adventure off the beaten path, hires an extreme-tour guide. In spite of warnings, the tour guide takes the sightseers to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, once home to workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant but abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. After briefly exploring the ghost town, the tourists find themselves stranded -- and worse, they are not alone.

Sat 8 July @ 21:00 –THE APPARITION (2012) *Network Premiere

Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they run. Desperate, Kelly and Ben turn to a paranormal researcher (Tom Felton), but even with his aid, it may already be too late to save themselves from the terrifying presence

Sat 15 July @ 23:00 –PHANTASM (1979) *Network Premiere


The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere.

Sat 22 July @ 23:00 –THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING *Network Premiere

Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn't believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the centre of the experiment in the hope of proving that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go. Also stars Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana and Julie McNiven.


Sat 29 July @ 22:45 –OPEN HOUSE (2010) *Network Premiere

Alice (Rachel Blanchard) is just going through a divorce from Josh (Stephen Moyer) and has her house on the market. Unknown to her, a murderous couple, David (Brian Geraghty) and his accomplice Lila (Tricia Helfer), has sneaked in and hidden. When Alice returns, instead of killing her, David takes her captive, locking her up in the crawlspace in the basement. He wants to keep her alive but doesn’ttellLila. Whilst the psychotic couple engage in a sex and kill-spree with anyone visiting the house, Alice begins to understand the strange bond between her captors and David's interest in her…

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Monday, 19 June 2017

AMERICAN GODS - Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download on JULY 31ST

One of the most striking, controversial and utterly absorbing TV events of the year becomes the home entertainment hit of the summer as AMERICAN GODS comes to Blu-ray and DVD from July 31st, 2017, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL.


When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the centre of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it. 

Based on the critically acclaimed international best-selling book by Neil Gaiman (‘The Sandman’, ‘Coraline’), AMERICAN GODS comes to Blu-ray, DVD and digital download via TV powerhouse showrunners Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Heroes, screenwriter of Logan, Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049)

With an all-star cast that includes Ricky Whittle (The 100, Hollyoaks) as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday; Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) as Mad Sweeney.


An epic tale rooted in an alien and yet familiar landscape, AMERICAN GODS represents a perfect storm of creativity that sees Fuller and Green at the dizzying height of their powers. Alongside Gaiman himself, they’ve brought a world to screen that is the stuff the most fantastical, shocking and absolutely riveting box set dreams are made of.


Bonus features include...

-San Diego Comic-Con Panel Footage (
53:24) 
-Ian McShane Interview (11:32) 
-Ricky Whittle & Emily Browning Interview (12:53) 
-American Gods Origins with Neil Gaiman (15:00) 
-Bruce Langley Interview (7:08) 
-Ian McShane & Ricky Whittle Interview (10:30) 
-Book Vs Show (4:17)
-New Gods (
5:13) 
-Old Gods (7:23) 
-What is American Gods? (4:43)  

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

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

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







"From A House On Willow Street" on UK DVD & Digital 17th July

The Last Exorcism meets Don’t Breathe in this tense and terrifying horror film that sees a criminal gang discovering that hell hath no fury like a kidnapped woman who’s been possessed by an ancient, demonic force.

After a young woman, Katherine, is kidnapped, her captors videotape her and send the tape to her parents asking for a ransom. Getting no reply, they go back to Katherine’s house where they find her parents are dead.

Unfortunately there is more to Katherine than meets the eye - she has been possessed by an ancient evil which is now intent on turning the tables on her tormentors, who soon come to realize that, in fact, they may be the ones in danger. 

Starring Carlyn Burchell as the formidably fearsome Katherine, a hapless victim turned horrific foe, and genre favourite Sharni Vinson, star of You’re Next and the brilliant 2013 remake of Patrick. "From A House On Willow Street" mixes the thrills of Don’t Breath and The Collector, with the supernatural chills of The Last Exorcism, and the weird and wild single location terrors of The Void - and is executed with devilish assurance by horror director Alastair Orr, the man behind the cult 2011 creature feature Indigenous.

"From A House On Willow Street" is released to UK DVD and Digital outlets July 17th from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

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


 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

THE UNTAMED - Coming to UK Cinemas 18th Aug from Arrow

Celebrated filmmaker Amat Escalante follows up his critically lauded features Heli and Los Bastardos with the award-winning The Untamed, which critics have called “ferociously intelligent” (Jonathan Romney, Screen) and “brilliant, frightening” (Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage).


 Alejandra is a housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of the mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath. 

Escalante’s film mixes Lovecraftian science fiction with social commentary as he tackles themes including corruption and social injustice, a mix that has won acclaim including the Silver Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and Best Director at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

The Untamed comes to selected UK cinemas 18th August from Arrow Films

Also releasing on DVD and Blu-ray September 25th from Arrow Academy

Friday, 16 June 2017

A new horror icon rises with "Bonejangles" this July

This July, Wild Eye Releasing lets loose the next iconic movie monster!


While transporting the legendary killer Bonejangles, a group of police break down in a town cursed with monsters, and must release him to survive!

Reggie Bannister, Elissa Dowling, Kelly Misek, Jr., Julia Cavanaugh, Devin Toft, Jamie Scott Gordon, Lawrence Wayne Curry, and Hannah Richter star in a Brett DeJager film, written by Keith Melcher.

View the trailer...

Bonejangles stalks US VOD outlets from July 18.


LIFE - on UK BD & DVD from July 31

Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller LIFE, debuting on digital July 17 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD July 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. 

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. 

Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Hailed by critics as a “non-stop thrill ride, with high stakes, terror, and intense moments around every corner” (Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com), LIFE also features the ultimate twist ending.

Packed with bonus materials, the Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of LIFE include deleted scenes, three behind-the-scenes featurettes and the never before seen “Astronaut Diaries”. In “Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space,” director Daniel Espinosa and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick take fans through their dynamic approach to creating the tense cinematic thriller. 

Fans dive deep into the scientific reasoning behind the creation of Calvin and learn why it inspires wonder and fear in “Creating Life: The Art and Reality of Calvin.” In “Life: In Zero G,” the cast and crew dive into the challenges of filming an entire film mimicking zero gravity. Finally, in “Astronaut Diaries,” Rory Adams, Miranda North and Hugh Derry reveal their inner most feelings about their mission and life, in video diaries pulled directly from the station.

Buy the UK UHD BD from Amazon.co.uk

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk


Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Autopsy of Jane Doe - UK DVD review

CSI meets The Conjuring in director Andre Ovredal’s “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” which comes to UK digital outlets and on BD and DVD this month from Lionsgate.

Set in a small town in Virginia, the Sheriff drops off the body of an unknown girl at the funeral home of Tommy Tilden (Brian Cox – Manhunter, Red, Trick r Treat), who also happens to be the town’s coroner.

Found at the scene of a mass murder, with no obvious sign of death, they ask if he can work late and try to identify her and find out what killed her. But as the examination gets underway Tommy and his son Austin (Emile Hirsch – Killer Joe, Alpha Dog) find this is no ordinary case.

The body seems perfectly preserved, but appears to have been dead for some time. Also, whilst the outside of the body has no visible marks, the inside appears the have been carved up and burned.

But these anomalous findings turn out to be the least of their worries. As the autopsy continues, strange things start happening at the morgue. The lights go out, bodies go missing from the cooler, strange figures are glimpsed in the next room, only to find no one there upon closer inspection and they find themselves trapped in examination room with something attacking them in the dark. Is there something evil at work, or is it in there imaginations?

A decidedly chilling horror tale, featuring a good cast, which is part cop drama, part supernatural thriller. If you liked The Conjuring, Insidious or Ouija, you should love this.

I was sent the DVD to review which, extras wise, included a 5min interview with director Andre Ovredal, conducted by Journalist Alan Jones, recorded at the 2016 Frightfest. Which is the same that can be found on the BD release.

"The Autopsy of Jane Doe" is released to UK Disc and Digital outlets June 26th from Lionsgate.

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

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


Personal Shopper - On UK Disc and Digital July

Kristen Stewart (American Ultra) delivers the performance of her career in the literally haunting PERSONAL SHOPPER, arriving on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD this July courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

An ethereal and mysterious ghost story as much as it is a meditation on grief and isolation, PERSONAL SHOPPER follows Maureen (Stewart), a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

From Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, PERSONAL SHOPPER was met with near-universal critical acclaim following its theatrical release earlier this year. Original, compelling and with a game-changing central performance at its heart, PERSONAL SHOPPER is one of the essential home entertainment releases of the summer and a film that will continue to grow in reputation for many years to come.

PERSONAL SHOPPER, is released to UK digital platforms July 10th, and on UK Blu-ray and DVD from July 17th courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

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

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

  

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet, & House of 1000 Corpses merch from Fright-Rags

When there's no more room in your closet, Fright-Rags will continue to release killer apparel! New merchandise from Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet, and House of 1000 Corpses is available now.



 First up is a line of shirts from the George A. Romero classic, Dawn of the Dead. It features a comic book-style design by Nathan Thomas Milliner, a depiction of zombie Flyboy by Sam Coyne, and the film's classic logo. Enamel pins are also in stock.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hatchet, Adam Green's throwback to the golden age of slasher flicks. Fright-Rags commemorates the occasion with gory artwork by Ralf Krause, available on shirts, baseball tees, hoodies, and 18x24 posters.

Fright-Rags dares to enter House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie's directorial debut. Artists Ralf Krause, Scarecrowoven, and Marc Shoenbach offer colorful takes on Captain Spaulding, Otis, Dr. Satan, and the rest of the gang for new tees. Fans will also be happy to know that The Devil's Rejects merchandise is in the works.

Dawn of the Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, and Hatchet collections are on sale now and can be purchased at Fright-Rags.com.

Check back with Fright-Rags this Saturday, June 17, for a Midnight Madness Tee available exclusively for 24 hours. It's part man, part machine, all cop.

IN EXTREMIS - World Premiere at East End Film Festival - Sat 17th June

Steve Stone's (Entity, Schism) third feature, the supernatural thriller "In Extremis" will be receiving its world premiere Saturday the 17th June at the East End film festival, this Saturday, 17th June.

Synopsis
Alex is a man with everything – the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again. Within hours of his return a cataclysmic storm threatens to destroy everything around them.

Isolated without power or phones this loving family descends into a nightmare of terror, violence and visions that threaten their very existence. In the confusion of past and present, Alex and his family have to face the real nature of the events – are they real or imagined? What if every parent’s nightmare is happening to them?

Starring David O'Hara (Braveheart, The Departed, Luther) and Isabelle Allen, whose face took to the spotlight when she took on the role of young Cosette in 2012's big screen adaptation of Les Misérables, "In Extremis" is a dark tale of a toxic world.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the End End Festival Website.

Monday, 12 June 2017

TSUNAMBEE Stings US VOD This June!

This is gonna sting a little.

From Wild Eye Releasing comes the ultimate buzz kill Tsunambee, premiering on US VOD 13th June.

View the trailer...

 

After a catastrophe strikes Los Angeles, survivors face an even greater threat, thousands of giant killer bees, ushering in the end of the world!

Writer/Director Milko Davis's ferociously fun ode to golden age creature makes its digital debut June 13!




Mayhem Film Festival - calls for short films and launches Early Bird passes

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2017, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October.


Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem are also now on the look-out for short films for the ever popular ‘Scary Shorts’ section of their programme. Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the ‘Scary Shorts’ remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival’s schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and programmers for the festival are accepting local, national and international entries.

Filmmakers can submit their entry for free until midnight on Friday 18 August. To submit your short film, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017 and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year’s edition. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com