Friday, 28 September 2018

Ozploitation classic LONG WEEKEND comes to UK BD

Nature wreaks its revenge when a couple’s careless behaviour causes havoc in the Australian wild, in the Long Weekend. 

This 1978 Ozploitation classic from director Colin Eggleston (Innocent Prey), heads to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK with an extras-laden package courtesy of Second Sight on 5 November 2018.

Peter (John Hargreaves – Country Life) and Marcia’s (Briony Behets – Prisoner Cell Block H), relationship is on the rocks, so they head to the wilderness for an away from it all, make or break long weekend. 

But in their wake, they leave a trail of destruction – animals run over and tormented, their dog uncared for at home and fires started by their carelessness. They destroy both the countryside around them and any animal or creature that crosses their path…

So Mother Nature strikes back as the creatures and weather take vengeance against the thoughtless, unpleasant pair.
 
The Blu-ray features audio commentary with executive producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton, as well as Nature Found Them Guilty: Examining Long Weekend, a panel discussion with film historians.
 
Prepare for a severe weather warning in Long Weekend.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent
Monton
• ‘Nature Found Them Guilty: Examining Long Weekend’ – Panel Discussion with Film Historians
Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Emma Westwood and Sally Christie
• Uncut ‘Not Quite Hollywood’ interviews with Everett De Roche, Briony Behets and Vincent
Monton
• Extensive Stills Gallery Accompanied by Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• SDH English subtitles for the hearing impaired


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




CAMP DEATH III in 2D - A Review

Canadian film maker Matt Frame's loving mickey-take out of the Friday the 13th films , CAMP DEATH III in 2D, which has apparently been 4 years in the making, is finally preparing to hit the festival circuits. And he very kindly sent me a screener to review.

Set at the interestingly named Camp Crystal Meth, a summer camp for the "woefully retarded" (clearly the director isn't worried about being politically correct here), the owners are hoping to put its blood drenched past behind it and turn it into a fully functioning summer camp once more.

Though its not helped by the camps grumpy owner, who cheerfuly goes around abusing the kids and staff, making fun of their disabilities and ethnicities. Much to the chagrin of his nephew whose trying to run the place.

But, to make matters worse, seems there's a serial killer on the loose once more. Who appears to be wearing a Michael Myers mask turned inside out, who proceeds to start offing the kids in a variety of rather silly ways.

Some of the more interesting deaths include...

Death by Toilet plunger
Death by Glove Puppet
Death by Electric Strimmer
Death by Cocaine snorting squirrel

Along with a rather silly bike chase through the forest, parodying a scene from Return of the Jedi.

There's a lot of the references to the various Friday the 13th and other 80s slasher movies . For example, one of the caretakers is called Crapsey, a reference to Cropsey from the Burning, another character is Shelby, presumably a reference to Shelly from Friday the 13th part 3 and the camp being for people with mental problems, presumbly a reference to Friday Part 5. But, unless you are an aficionado of 80s slasher movies, you probably won't get all the jokes.

Filmed for a mere, $35,000 Canadian Dollars, using a lot of local actors who've appeared in other independant B-movies. It's a very silly film for sure, the acting might not be the best and probably won't be most people's cup of tea. But it would be unfair to write this off as a poor man's "Scary Movie". 

I'm sure it will play well on the festival circuit. So if you are a fan of 80s slashers and get the chance to see it,  check it out.

View the trailer on YouTube

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Amityville Horror, Xtro and The Changeling on Blu-ray this October

With Halloween around the corner, and following the huge success of their limited edition debuts earlier this year, Second Sight is releasing a trio of horror classics on standard edition Blu-ray formats just in time for the witching season.

The chilling horrors on offer take in everything from supernatural possessions and spooky goings on in haunted houses to evil aliens, from chills and unseen terror to out and out gore and exploitation. The terror trio are The Amityville Horror, The Changeling and homegrown horror and video nasty classic Xtro.


THE AMITYVILLE HORROR

It’s one of the all-time horror greats, having spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs and inspiring numerous haunted house copycats – and now The Amityville Horror arrives on standard edition courtesy of Second Sight on 15 October 2018.

When George and Kathy Lutz and their children move to Amityville Long Island they believe they have found the perfect family home. 

But the house has a shocking history and within its walls a demonic presence lies in wait that will turn the Lutz’s lives into a living nightmare.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
• ‘Brolin Thunder’ – A new interview with actor James Brolin
• ‘Child’s Play’ – A new interview with actor Meeno Peluce
• ‘Amityville Scribe’ – A new interview with screenwriter Sandor Stern
• ‘The Devil in the Music’ – A new interview with composer Lalo Schifrin
• ‘My Amityville Horror’ – feature-length documentary with Daniel Lutz
• ‘For God’s Sake Get Out’ – Archive Interview with James Brolin and Margot Kidder
• Intro by Dr.Hans Holzer, PhD. In Parapsychology (author of ‘Murder in Amityville’)
• Audio commentary by Dr.Hans Holzer
• Original trailer, TV spot, radio spots
• DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and uncompressed stereo audio options
• New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired


Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk


XTRO

Part E.T., part Alien, British horror classic Xtro is one of the strangest, most shocking exploitation flicks to land on earth during the video nasty heyday.

An alien abductee returns home several years after his dissapearance, but not quite how his ex-wife remembers him. 

Murder and mayhem quickly ensue as people turn up mutilated, or are killed off by his strange telekinteic powers.

Loved by horror fans, reviled by highbrow critics on its original release and one of the most notorious homegrown films of its time, the demand continues for this British cult horror film - and now the arrival of Xtro: Standard Edition gets set to land on 22 October 2018. 

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
• New restoration featuring option of alternative endings plus the original UK video version edit
• New director restoration
• ‘Xploring Xtro’ - a new 57 minute documentary featuring interviews with Harry Bromley-Davenport, Mark Forstater, Bernice Stegers, Susie Silvey, ‘Tik’ – Tim Dry, ‘Tok’ – Sean Crawford, Robert Pereno, Alan Jones and Craig Lapper
• ‘The World of Xtro – a new featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater
• ‘Beyond Xtro’ – a new featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater looking ahead to new reboot ‘Xtro – The Big One’, including exclusive test footage
• ‘Xtro Xposed’
• ‘Loving The Alien: A Tribute to Philip Sayer’ featuring exclusive Brian May music tribute
• Reversible sleeve with 2 original artwork


Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk


THE CHANGELING

Cited as a huge influence by renowned film-makers including Martin Scorsese and Alejandro Amenabar and lauded by horror aficionados and audiences alike, The Changeling is one of the most chilling horrors of all time. Now, following the success of the Blu-ray edition earlier this year, it arrives in a new standard editioN on 29 October 2018.

After the tragic death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, composer John Russell leaves the city and retires to an old mansion in the hope of rebuilding his life. The peace and quiet he craves is soon disturbed however. Unexplained noises are just the beginning. 

Convinced there is a supernatural presence in the house he enlists the help a local historian. What they uncover is more shocking than he could ever have imagined.
 
One of the most highly acclaimed horror films of all time The Changeling will chill you to the bone.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin
Films’ David Gregory
• ‘The House on Cheesman Park’: The Haunting True Story of The Changeling
• ‘The Music of The Changeling’: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
• ‘Building The House of Horror’: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed
• ‘The Psychotronic Tourist’: The Changeling
• Trailer
• TV Spot
• New English subtitles for the hearing impaired


Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk



Tuesday, 25 September 2018

13-Night Halloween Season haunts Horror Channel (UK)



Horror Channel presents its Haunted Halloween season this October, taking possession of the nation’s TVs for thirteen nights with a supernaturally spooky selection of premieres and classic favourites, including the UK TV premiere of Jesse Thomas Cook’s THE HEXECUTIONERS, a nerve-shredding American Gothic tale of terror. There are also network premieres for the gripping US-remake of THE GRUDGE starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Carles Torrens’s paranormal chiller APARTMENT 143. Amongst returning channel hits are James Wan’s supernatural stunner INSIDIOUS, John Carpenter’s iconic THE FOG, and Lluis Quilez’s Colombia-shot suspense thriller OUT OF THE DARK.

Full film details of season in transmission order:

Fri 19 Oct @ 21:00 – APARTMENT 143 (2011) *Network Premiee


A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of strange phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. With the residents plagued by telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows and flying objects, the team attempts to contact the “other side” in order to bring peace to the apartment. However, the investigation grows increasingly dangerous as the team delve further into the apartments mysteries

Sat 20 Oct @ 21:00 – THE UNBORN (2009)

Sun 21 Oct @ 21:00 – THIR13EN GHOSTS (2001)

Mon 22 Oct @ 21:00 – DEAD SILENCE (2007)

Tues 23 Oct @ 21:00 – OUT OF THE DARK (2014)

Wed 24 Oct @ 21:00 – THE FOG (1981)

Thurs 25 Oct @ 21:00 – THE HAUNTING IN CONNETICUT 2

Fri 26 Oct @ 21:00 – THE HEXECUTIONERS (2015) *UK TV Premiere


In a future world where sanctioned euthanasia has become an industry, Malison is has just started a job assisting suicides for the Rite-To-Die company. After a distressing first call-out, she is paired with seasoned veteran Olivia, and they head to the remote estate of a man on his deathbed wishing to expire via a Tibetan death. Soon the shocking reasons why this arcane method has been chosen become clear, as the demise-inducing duo find themselves fighting vengeful spirits determined to stop it.

Sat 27 Oct @ 21:00 – THE GRUDGE (2004) *Network Premiere


In this remake of the original horror, also directed by Takashi Shimizu, the action moves to Tokyo, where where American nurse Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. Also starring Bill Pullman, Ryo Ishibashi (Audition) and Roswell’s Jason Behr.

Sun 28 Oct @ 21:00 – WIND CHILL (2007)

Mon 29 Oct @ 21:00 – CONFINED (2015)

Tues 30 Oct @ 21:00 – DEMONIC (2015)

Wed 31 Oct @ 21:00 – INSIDIOUS (2010)

There is also a small screen debut for Bruce McDonald’s atmospheric and impressive Halloween horror HELLIONS, and network premieres for Scott Derrickson’s terrifying THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE starring Jennifer Carpenter and Tom Wilkinson, Peter Webber’s HANNIBAL RISING, Greg McLean’s ROGUE starring Sam Worthington, vampire action thriller PRIEST starring Paul Bettany, and found-footage monster horror EXISTS.

Plus Stephen King’s popular sci-fi adaptation UNDER THE DOME returns for Season 2 from Wed 10 Oct at 8pm, with Season 3 kicking off on Mon 29 Oct at 8pm.
 
Horror Channel: Be Afraid
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

Visit the official Website, Facebook, Twitter.


Horror Comedy THE SNARLING - on UK DVD Oct and Digital Nov

There's a full moon rising in THE SNARLING, Pablo Raybould's hilarious horror comedy for fans of An American Werewolf in London and Shaun of the Dead which comes to UK DVD and Digital outlets this November

When a new zombie horror film is being made in their village, locals Les, Mike and Bob see their chance to cash in and get famous. But it soon turns out the film is cursed… as the mutilated bodies begin to pile up. 

The local Detective Inspector and his hapless sergeant Haskins soon trace the killings back to the film set, and the race is on to stop the bloodshed before our local heroes get caught up in the real gore and guts.

Directed by Pablo Raybould and starring Julia Deakin (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead), Joel Beckett (The Office), Chris Simmons (The Bill), Laurence Saunders (Doctors), Ste Johnson (No Offence) and Albert Moses (An American Werewolf in London).

LeftFilms presents THE SNARLING on UK DVD 29th October and at Digital outlets from 5th November.

View the trailer on YouTube

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

Thursday, 20 September 2018

THE MONSTER - on UK DVD and Digital 8 Oct

Kathy (Zoe Kazan) and her 10-year-old daughter Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) are trapped and tormented in a pitch-black forest by a screeching creature. It is unlike anything they have heard before. Not human. Not animal. A monster. 

With their relationship at breaking point, Kathy is on the edge while Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother but tries to stay brave and fearless. To survive the night, Kathy must summon her most primal instinct to protect herself and her daughter from what's lurking in the darkness...

The Monster is a lean, mean horror with a dynamic building atmosphere of dread aided by strong characterisation and performances.

Directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) and starring Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Ella Ballentine (The Captive) and Scott Speedman (The Strangers, Underworld).

View the trailer on YouTube

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

 

DOWN A DARK HALL comes to UK DVD and Digital Oct.

Dare to enter Blackwood Boarding School for troublesome teens this Halloween with the sleek, stylish, and chilling new horror DOWN A DARK HALL. Starring Uma Thurman as the school’s sinister headmistress, DOWN A DARK HALL is available on digital download and DVD on 22nd October.

In an ominous mansion hidden deep within the forest, the Blackwood Boarding School promises to turn rebellious teens into model students by cutting them off from the outside world. 

Wayward new student Kit Gordy (AnnaSophia Rob) joins four other reluctant teens who are learning to live under the watchful eye of Madame Duret (Uma Thurman). 

However, the misfit group quickly becomes unsettled by Madame Duret’s eccentric and unconventional methods just as inexplicable events begin occurring each night. The girls franticly seek to uncover the terrifying secrets at the heart of their school or risk losing their sanity completely.

DOWN A DARK HALL is a supernatural thriller directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) and stars iconic Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vols. I & II), AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, The Carrie Diaries), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Victoria Moroles (Teen Wolf), Noah Silver (The Tribes of Palos Verdes), Taylor Russell (Falling Skies), and Rosie Day (Outlander).

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

FILMFEAR Manchester - Programme announced!

The HOME arts cinema and Film4 are excited to announce the programme for the third annual FilmFear season – six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests coming to Manchester this October.



FILMFEAR PROGRAMME DETAILS 

Border (Gräns) - Fri 26 Oct, 20:30

Dir Ali Abbasi/SE DK 2018/108 mins/Swedish wEng ST

Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom

A customs official with a super-sensitive sense of smell is drawn into a conspiracy that turns out to have a bizarre folkloric twist. Based on a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author of Let the Right One In, this genuinely surprising Scandi thriller blends fantasy, romance and horror to end up as something entirely unique.


Listening event: Nigel Kneale's The Road + Q&A - Sat 27 Oct, 14:30

Dir Charlotte Riches/GB 2018/45 mins

Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough, Hattie Morahan

Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough star as a philosopher and scientist investigating ghostly outbreaks in a country wood in 1768. Nigel Kneale’s legendary lost 1963 TV play has been adapted for BBC Radio 4 by Toby Hadoke.

Event: This special listening event will be followed by a Q&A with actor, writer and comedian Toby Hadoke.

Tickets: Free to anyone attending other FilmFear events 


One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) - Sat 27 Oct, 18:10

Dir Shin'ichirô Ueda/JP 2017/96 mins/Japanese wEng ST

Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama

Beginning with an almost 40-minute single-take set piece that sets the tone for what’s to come, this cult sensation from Japan is a zippy, silly meta-comedy that’s stuffed with great, self-referential gags about making low-budget horror movies. The physical humour is perfectly applied to the zombie action, but it’s the development of the character comedy across the film’s three distinct acts that really helps deliver the crowd-pleasing climax. All together now: POM! 


Mandy - Sat 27 Oct, 20:20

Dir Panos Cosmatos/US BE 2018/121 mins

Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache

A wild and grandiose story of love, revenge and the supernatural, Panos Cosmatos’ follow-up to Beyond the Black Rainbow at times feels like a cinematic sculpture rather than just an out-there, blood-soaked Nicolas Cage movie – though it’s very much the latter too. Cage goes crazy when love of his life Andrea Riseborough is spirited away by a dark-magic cult, and the film itself goes right along with him. This is one you have to see on the big-screen, not just for the visuals but also for the score by the late Johann Johannsson (Sicario, Arrival).   


They Live - Sun 28 Oct, 16:00

Dir John Carpenter/US 1988/95 mins

Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster

Conspiracy theory sci-fi from John Carpenter that’s a firm fan favourite thanks to its mix of goofy B-movie stylings and subversive satire. Aliens move amongst us using subliminal imagery to control our minds. Luckily for humanity, wrestler-turned-actor ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper can literally see through their sinister plans with his x-ray specs and he takes the fight to them in a more physical fashion.

They Live also features one of cinema’s all-time great brawls – a real bare-knuckle showstopper – and, of course, another memorable John Carpenter score. 


Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) - Sun 28 Oct, 18:20

Dirs Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani/FR BE 2017/92 mins/French wEng ST

Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin

The directors of Giallo tributes Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears return with a ferocious take on Euro Westerns and the Italian ‘Poliziotteschi’ genre. A remote artist’s hilltop hideaway is the setting for an all-guns-blazing stand-off between crooks and cops in this violently beautiful work of art, a film in which infinite care has been lavished on every single extreme second. 


Assassination Nation - Mon 29 Oct, 18:10

Dir Sam Levinson/US 2018/110 mins

Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse

A clique of high school girlfriends find their lives exposed when a stranger starts revealing their online secrets to the world, forcing them to take no prisoners in an attempt to calm the storm of scandal. The biting black comedy and violent action is a blast, but there’s also a strong horror vibe to this tale of societal breakdown. 


Videoman (Videomannen) - Mon 29 Oct, 20:40

Dir Kristian A. Söderström/SE 2018/93 mins/Swedish wEng ST

Stefan Sauk, Lena Nilsson, Morgan Alling

One of the stand-out discoveries at August’s FrightFest, this mystery-thriller will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever collected VHSs, DVDs or any form of physical media. It’s also a treat for retro horror fans, as it follows the travails of a videotape obsessive who gets his hands on a rare item that could solve all his problems. However, his carefully ordered existence (and tape archive) is threatened when the Giallo-style plots of his favourite films intrude into his everyday life. All of a sudden, not rewinding a tape doesn’t seem like such a heinous crime after all. 


Possum + Q&A - Tue 30 Oct, 18:20

Dir Matthew Holness/GB 2018/85 mins

Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Charlie Eales

Harris is on magnificently twisted form as Philip, a troubled children’s puppeteer battling surreal secrets from his past and Possum, the hideous hand puppet he keeps in a black leather case. Philip finds escaping the will of Possum is as hard as dealing with his demons.

Event: We will be joined by director Matthew Holness for a Q&A following this screening. 


The Fog - Tue 30 Oct, 20:40

Dir John Carpenter/US 1980/90 mins

Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh

Looking to continue the terror but in a different style, John Carpenter followed up his smash-hit Halloween with this effectively spooky ghost story evocatively set in a California coastal town. One hundred years after the sinking of a ship in local waters a mysterious fog rolls in, bringing with it strange events and spectral figures. A roll-call of genre favourites – Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh and Adrienne Barbeau – attempt to solve the mystery, with Carpenter providing a supernatural atmosphere and a spine-tingling score.   


St. Agatha - Wed 31 Oct, 18:30

Dir Darren Lynn Bousman/US 2018/90 mins

Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson

An atmospheric chiller from director Darren Lynn Bousman, veteran of the Saw franchise (II, III and IV). A young pregnant woman, desperate to keep her identity secret, identifies a rural convent as a safe place to have her baby. However, this sinister story goes to some very dark places as the domineering Mother Superior’s gruesome plans are slowly revealed. 


The Evil Dead - Wed 31 Oct, 20:40

Dir Sam Raimi/US 1981/85 mins

Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManinco.

A horror classic returns to the big-screen for Halloween, with cult leading-man Bruce Campbell fighting the eternal evil laying siege to his cabin in the woods. Stephen King dubbed this ‘the ultimate experience in gruelling terror’ back in the early 80s and, although it’s since been reappraised by some as a horror-comedy, King’s initial take still stands – despite some slapstick gore, director Sam Raimi’s remarkable debut is relentless, ferocious and unapologetic nightmare fuel.  

FilmFear is curated by David Cox, Film4 Channel Editor, in partnership with HOME.

Tickets are now on sale now via www.homemcr.org/filmfear 
or the HOME Box Office on 0161 200 1500.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

THE DARK - on UK DVD and DIGITAL this Oct, courtesy of FrightFest Presents

The Lovely Bones meets Let The Right One In, with a dash of the The Blair Witch Project, in a startling debut shocker that turns the horror genre on its head.

An undead young woman, Mina, stalks the ‘Devil’s Den’ woods where she was killed. If anyone enters the woods, she kills them and feasts on the body. But when she stumbles upon a young blind boy named Alex in the back of a car, who shows signs of horrifying abuse, she can’t bring herself to kill him. 

As police and locals close in, searching for Alex, Mina’s growing relationship with him changes her in ways she never thought possible.

THE DARK is released to UK DVD october 22nd on the Frightfest presents label, the new venture between leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and the leading genre festival FrightFest.

View the trailer on YouTube.

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



Monday, 17 September 2018

Barbara Crampton stars in DEAD NIGHT - ON UK DVD and Digital Oct

Following its European Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2018, STUDIOCANAL announces that DEAD NIGHT will be arriving on UK DVD and Digital Download 8 October 2018 – just in time for Halloween! 

James, his wife Casey, their two kids Jessica and Jason, and sick friend Becky head to a remote cabin in Oregon for a weekend trip. When James ventures into the dark forest looking for firewood, he encounters an enigmatic woman passed out in the snow. 

Bringing her back to the cabin for help, the family has no way of knowing that her wicked presence will be the catalyst for a series of horrifying events that will change their lives forever. DEAD NIGHT is The Shining meets Cabin in The Woods in a very modern horror full of twists and turns.

Everything and anything goes in to this ambitiously quirky delight, oozing eeriness and evil, from the producers of John Dies At The End and Phantasm: Ravager. DEAD NIGHT features a stellar cast including horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next, We Are Still Here) with a strong supporting cast of genre favourites including AJ Bowen (The Guest, House Of The Devil) and Brea Grant (Halloween II, ‘Dexter’)

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

 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Predator, Teen Wolf & Slashback Video apparel available from Fright-Rags

The hunt has evolved in The Predator! Fright-Rags celebrates the release of the new entry in the Predator franchise - in theaters now via 20th Century Fox - with officially licensed apparel, plus new shirts from Teen Wolf and Slashback Video.

The Predator returns with two official designs from Fright-Rags, both of which are available on T-shirts and baseball tees. There's also an exclusive Predator enamel pin with a flip-open mask to reveal the ugly mother behind it.


Unleash your inner werewolf with Fright-Rags' Teen Wolf collection. The '80s classic starring Michael J. Fox has received six new shirt designs, one of which is also available on baseball tees.


Fright-Rags is a proud sponsor of Slashback Video. If you're unable to make it to the video store art exhibition - currently on display at The Mystic Museum in Burbank, CA - you can relive the glory days of VHS with Fright-Rags' Revenge of Slashback Video shirt.


The Predator, Teen Wolf, and Slashback Video apparel is available now at Fright-Rags.com.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Predator - in cinemas NOW. New clip and featurettes released!

THE PREDATOR arrives in UK cinemas and IMAX 3D TODAY and so Twentieth Century Fox has made available two new featurettes plus a brand new clip.

In this latest instalment from director Shane Black, we learn that the Predator has received an upgrade and in 'Science of the Ultimate Predator' and 'New Model', we get the lowdown on what to expect from the ultimate Predator.

'Science of the Ultimate Predator':




'New Model':




'Hunting Each Other':



http://www.facebook.com/PredatorMoviesUK 



Tuesday, 11 September 2018

DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE - DVD & Digital 15th Oct (Lionsgate UK)

Fear goes viral in this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero’s zombie horror classic. 

Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world’s population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe’s past infiltrates the bunker, Zoe discovers he just might hold the key to saving humanity... or ending it.

Ramping up the action and bloodshed, and with plenty of nods to the 1985 classic, prepare yourselves for the next bloody chapter in one of horror's most beloved franchises.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline is the debut English language feature from acclaimed Spanish director Hèctor Hernández Vicens (The Corpse of Anna Fritz), a long-time fan of George A. Romero's original 'Dead' series.

Starring: Johnathon Schaech (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Skelton (Outlander), Jeff Gum (New Girl) and Mark 'Rhino' Smith (UK Gladiators).

DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE comes to UK DVD October 15th from Lionsgate UK.

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

 

Halloween Horrors from Sony Entertainment

LAKE PLACID LEGACY

When a group of young explorers venture to a mysterious lake, they discover an island harbouring an abandoned lab facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator. 

Before they can turn back, the crew gets dragged into a battle for their lives – former enemies will quickly need to put their egos aside and work together if there is any hope for survival.

Classified 15, Lake Placid: Legacy is available to download and keep and to buy on DVD on 24th September.

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

UFO

Derek (Alex Sharp) a brilliant college student, haunted by a childhood UFO sighting, who believes that mysterious sightings reported at multiple airports across the United States are UFO's. 

With the help of his girlfriend, Natalie (Ella Purnell), and his advanced mathematics professor, Dr. Hendricks (X-Files' Gillian Anderson), Derek races to unravel the mystery with FBI special agent Franklin Ahls (David Strathairn) on his heels.

Classified 12, UFO is available to download and keep and to buy on DVD on 1st October.

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

PATIENT ZERO

In the pandemic thriller, Patient Zero, humanity is battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral super-strain.  

After being bitten, human survivor Morgan, played by Matt Smith (Dr. Who, The Crown), realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.   

Also starring Natalie Dormer (Games of Thrones) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Spotlight) Patient Zero is Classified 15 and is available to download and keep and on DVD on 22nd October. 

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

 


Monday, 10 September 2018

HALLOWEEN - New 4K Ultra HD Release

It may have been 40 years since Michael Myers returned to terrorise his hometown but the horror is as real today…

Revisit Haddonfield this Halloween as John Carpenter’s classic horror film is re-released on DVD, Blu-ray and for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (which also includes 5 lobby-style artcards) to celebrate 40 years of terror

Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance star in the ultimate, original slasher movie HALLOWEEN… Escaped psychopathic child-murderer Myers returns to the home where he butchered his sister with a carving knife to torment and murder residents once again. Baby-sitter Laurie Strode becomes his new target in this creepy, evil and unforgettable film.

With a soundtrack to remember, a face mask you’ll want to forget and scares that stay with you beyond the 31st October - this is the only movie worth watching this Halloween.

Re-issued BD/4KUHD Features:
- Commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis
- "The Night She Came Home" new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis in HD
- On Location
- Trailers and TV & Radio Spots 

DVD Features:- Trailers and TV & Radio Spots 

Pre-order the 4K UHD + BD from Amazon.co.uk 

Pre-order the BD from Amazon.co.uk 

Pre-order the DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 


Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

With just one month to go until its 14th edition, Mayhem Film Festival have just revealed the line-up for their Short Film Showcase, which will screen on the Saturday of the festival.


This year’s line-up include the following films (in alphabetical order):

AND THE BABY SCREAMED // Dir. Dan Gitsham, UK, 3m29
CATCALLS // Dir. Kate Dolan, Ireland, 8m39
COYOTE // Dir. Lorenz Wunderle, Switzerland, 9m55
DICK AND STEWART: I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE // Dir. Richard Littler, UK, 12m49
HEARTLESS (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Kevin Sluder, US, 12m24
HUNTED (WORLD PREMIERE) // Dir. Owen Tooth, UK, 5m41
MILK // Dir. Santiago Menghini, Canada, 9m48
SALT // Dir. Rob Savage, UK, 2m
THE BLUE DOOR // Dir. Paul Taylor, UK, 9m14
TiCK //Dir. Ashlea Wessel, Canada, 13m5
ULISES (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Jorge Malpica, Mexico, 8m
WE SUMMONED A DEMON // Dir. Chris McInroy, US, 5m52

Mayhem Film Festival originally started as a single collection of short films before growing into the four-day weekend it is now, and so its Short Film Showcase remains at the heart of the festival with its traditional Saturday slot, and one of the most popular and beloved events of the programme each year.

Mayhem’s full line-up was revealed last week and individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes are now on sale. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

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Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 11-14 October 2018 at Broadway, Nottingham.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

DEAD NIGHT on UK DVD October 8th

Following its European Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2018, STUDIOCANAL announces that DEAD NIGHT will be arriving on DVD and Digital Download 8 October 2018 – just in time for Halloween!

James, his wife Casey, their two kids Jessica and Jason, and sick friend Becky head to a remote cabin in Oregon for a weekend trip. When James ventures into the dark forest looking for firewood, he encounters an enigmatic woman passed out in the snow. 

Bringing her back to the cabin for help, the family has no way of knowing that her wicked presence will be the catalyst for a series of horrifying events that will change their lives forever. DEAD NIGHT is The Shining meets Cabin in The Woods in a very modern horror full of twists and turns.

Everything and anything goes in to this ambitiously quirky delight, oozing eeriness and evil, from the producers of John Dies At The End and Phantasm: Ravager.

DEAD NIGHT features a stellar cast including horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next, We Are Still Here) with a strong supporting cast of genre favourites including AJ Bowen (The Guest, House Of The Devil) and Brea Grant (Halloween II, ‘Dexter’).

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

 

BAD SAMARITAN coming to UK DVD October

One bad night - one bad decision - can haunt you forever, as Misfits and Mute star Robert Sheehan goes up against Jessica Jones and Doctor Who star David Tennant, here on sensationally nasty form, in a white-knuckle home invasion thriller from the producers of Independence Day.

Struggling photographer Sean Falco (Sheehan), who funds his lifestyle with a sideline in burglary, thinks he has hit the jackpot when he breaks into the luxurious house of the wealthy Cale Erendreich (Tennant).  

Things go wrong when Sean discovers a woman chained up in the house. Unable to free her before Cale returns, Sean reluctantly goes to the police to explain what he’s seen. By the time they investigate, Cale has covered his tracks, and the police tell Sean to stop harassing him. Sean soon realises Cale will stop at nothing to shut him up - permanently.

A slick, shocking, knockout good time, BAD SAMARITAN takes home invasion thrillers The Collector and Don’t Breathe and ramps things through the roof.

BAD SMARITAN is released to UK DVD October 8th from Signature Entertainment.

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

 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Meet the team standing between you and the Predator

With less than a week to go until THE PREDATOR hits UK cinemas and IMAX 3D, Twentieth Century Fox would like to introduce you to the team standing between you and the ultimate Predator with this brand new clip


From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

Directed by Shane Black and starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski, THE PREDATOR arrives in cinemas and IMAX 3D on September 12. 

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REVENGE - A Review

Hell hath no fury like a woman with a pump action shotgun in Coralie Fargeat's vigilante thriller REVENGE which is out on Digital this month.

Jen (Matilda Lutz  - Rings) is taken away by her boss Richard (Kevin Janssens - TV's Salamander) for a dirty weekend at his remote luxury condo, which happens to be on the edge of a desert.

But when a couple of his friends, who he'd planned a hunting trip with, show up early and the booze and drugs start flowing. Things quickly get out of hand once Richard's back is turned.

When Jen threatens to expose their affair if he doesn't do something about them, he decides instead that its easier to silence Jen. But despite suffering terrible injuries, she manages to escape and a dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues accross the desert.

Owing more than just a passing nod to I Spit on Your Grave, though not as explicit, REVENGE is an exceptionally gritty and brutal shocker bound to leave audiences squirming in places. Matilda Lutz, who seems to spend most of the film in a crop-top and thong, whilst bagged down with shotguns and cartridge belts, was certainly very easy on the eye, despite being covered in blood and dirt for the most part.

Only negative thing I would say is that whilst most of the film is in English, much of the dialogue between the 3 male leads is in French. So I found the constant switching between English and French throughout the film somewhat distracting. 

Also, many would point out that in reality, the injuries the female lead would have undoubtedly sustained would have prevented her transformation into this "John Rambo" type character she becomes.

But these criticisms aside, I still really enjoyed this and cult movie fans should love it. 

REVENGE is released in the UK digitally from September 7th.





Video Nasty comic book writer Mario Covone makes directorial debut with OVERTIME

Mario Covone, writer of 2014’s critically acclaimed Reaper Comics horror series, Video Nasty, will make his feature film directorial debut helming horror movie OVERTIME


OVERTIME centres on a teacher working late into the night at school, seemingly alone. But a presence is watching him from the shadows. Stalked through the winding corridors and trapped within, a sinister secret holds the key to his survival.

No stranger to political subtext within his work, Covone’s movie, which he has also written, explores the real-world issues of violence in schools, and the dangers of media scaremongering, whilst maintaining a traditional horror backdrop with twists and turns aplenty.

The cast and creative team will be revealed soon, as will the poster artwork, being designed by horror industry legend Graham Humphreys. Humphreys also painted the covers for Covone’s Video Nasty comic book run.

After the success of Video Nasty, Britain’s biggest selling independent comic series of all time, Covone set up his production company, Miracle World Productions, which is producing the film, due to start shooting in Jan 2019.

Covone said today: "Comics will always be a passion of mine, both reading and creating. But I feel the urge to test my metal in a new medium, one that I’m equally passionate about”.

For more info, visit Mario Covone's Facebook page.