Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Supernatural Horror THE GALLOWS: ACT II on DVD January

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

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

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

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

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

View the trailer on YouTube

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

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




BACURAU in UK cinemas March 2020

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Check out out on YouTube below...


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

For more info, visit...






Aussie Vampire series NIGHTWALKERS hits YouTube

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

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

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

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

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

View the trailer

 


The full series can be viewed online on YouTube.





Thursday, 14 November 2019

KRAMPUS & CREEPSHOW Apparel available now from Fright-Rags

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

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


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


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

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



THE INTRUDER comes to UK Digital and Disc

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horror Channel runs CLASSIC MONSTER MARATHON on November 24

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



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

View the Promo trailer on YouTUbe

Full film details in transmission order:

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Saturday, 9 November 2019

EDGE OF THE AXE and HARPOON coming January from Arrow

Arrow Video’s January releases will deliver a much needed shiver of delight to film fans experiencing a post-festivities comedown. On the slate are an acclaimed seaborn thriller fresh from FrightFest, and a long-lost slasher classic from a Spanish master of terror. The releases are, as usual, packed with extras, including limited edition booklets with new writing on the films, newly-commissioned sleeve artwork, fascinating commentaries, and behind the scenes documentaries.

EDGE OF THE AXE - Limited Edition Slipcase Blu-ray released on 27 January

From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero.

Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.

• Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
• English and Spanish language versions of the feature Original uncompressed mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
• Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
• Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
• Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
• The Pain in Spain - a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
• Image Gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
• Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
• Limited edition slipcase (500 units only) 

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

HARPOON – On Blu-ray 27 January 

They say every story about love, friendship and betrayal extols a key lesson in virtue and morality. This is not one of those stories.

Jonah (Munro Chambers, Turbo Kid), Richard (Christopher Gray, TV’s The Mist) and Sasha (Emily Tyra, Code Black) have been friends a long time… maybe too long. Following a ferocious bust-up, Richard tries to make amends in the form of a sailing trip on his family yacht. 

After all, a friendship is the kind of ship that never sinks – until the yacht breaks down and the trio are left stranded in the middle of the ocean. As food and water supplies start to sink and rivalries, dark secrets and sexual tension start to surface, the question becomes: which of these three broken humans will run out of air first?

Dubbed a “twisty little thriller” (Eye For Film) that “will appeal to horror lovers everywhere” (Love Horror), Harpoon is Edgar Allan Poe by way of Seinfeld and an exercise in brilliant pacing, direction and acting. As the story takes darkly comedic and always unexpected turns, the three leads crescendo into a culmination of their respective crises of conscience – except the crisis here is that they have no conscience. Welcome aboard!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary by writer/director Rob Grant and producers Michael Peterson and Kurtis David Harder
• Director's psychedelic audio commentary by Rob Grant
• Dropping Anchor: The Making of Harpoon, a half-hour behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
• Deleted Scenes with audio commentary by Rob Grant
• Diving Deeper, B-roll footage with audio commentary by Rob Grant
• Welcome Aboard, an exclusive interview with Rob Grant, conducted at the FrightFest UK premiere
• FrightFest premiere introduction and Q&A
• FrightFest TV interviews with Rob Grant
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amy Simmons

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


The Invisible Man - Official Trailer Released

Universal Pictures is delighted to debut the Official Trailer for The Invisible Man. Check it out below...

What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, TVs The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, Euphoria).

But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.

The Invisible Man will be released in UK cinemas on 28th February 2020.



Hex Studios to release limited edition of festival hit "HERE COMES HELL"

Best described as 'The Old Dark House' meets 'The Evil Dead', the stylish horror-comedy is an homage to classic horror, with a bloody twist. Filmed in black and white, "HERE COMES HELL" follows the plight of a group of 1930s socialites attending a dinner party in a dilapidated mansion. Bloody mayhem ensues when their host coerces them into performing a séance, accidentally opening the gates of hell.

After premiering at Frightfest Glasgow, the film went on to screen at festivals across the globe including Screamfest LA and Sydney Film Festival, where it racked up rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, with SlashFilm dubbing it 'one of the most impressive feature debuts of the year' and The Daily Record calling it 'a wonderful celebration of the best of genre film-making'.

The release follows the success of Hex Studios' sell-out Limited Edition of arthouse horror 'Frankenstein's Creature'. According to Hex founder Lawrie Brewster, “Five minutes into the film we knew that 'Here Comes Hell' was a perfect fit for our DVD label. Bold, original, charming, and made with an obvious passion for storytelling and practical effects, it's simply an utterly entertaining watch, and we're so proud and excited to be doing a physical release for this future cult classic.”

Packed with extras, including a commentary from Sam Ashurst (Arrow Video Podcast) and a revealing behind the scenes documentary, the beautifully-packaged Limited Edition DVD is available exclusively on the Hex Studios website hexmedia.tv, where you can pre-order now, in advance of its December release.

Pre-order now from the Hex Media Website


CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Ghostbusters Documentary Premiering at the BFI December.

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters, directed and produced by the UK brother and sister team of Anthony and Claire Bueno, receives its European Premiere at BFI’s IMAX Cinema on 3rd December ahead of its theatrical release with both filmmakers in attendance. 

Celebrating 35 years since Ivan Reitman’s cult favourite Ghostbusters manifested on the big screen, the film pays a fitting tribute to the whole creative team behind the global phenomenon that continues to enchant audiences to this day. 

The documentary received its World Premiere appropriately in Calgary where Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters has just completed principle photography.

CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters, is the definitive retrospective documentary, resulting from twelve years of research and production. It charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, featuring interviews with director Ivan Reitman, and lead cast Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. 

In addition, the documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in visual effects era before the game-changing Jurassic Park. It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasises just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was.

Watch the trailer on YouTube

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS RECEIVES IT'S EUROPEAN PREMIERE AT BFI IMAX, TUESDAY 3rd DECEMBER 

UK THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER

UK Blu-ray / DVD and VOD RELEASE: COMING SOON

Visit the films Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.    

Visit the Filmmakers Website.


Thursday, 31 October 2019

Latest YouTube review GHOSTWATCH (1992)

Have you seen my latest YouTube review? The controversial BBC Drama GHOSTWATCH, which terrified viewers back in 1992.


Visit my YouTube channel.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

HARPOON - A review

3 dysfunctional friends quite literally find themselves all at sea, in the jet-black horror-comedy HARPOON, which is out now on the new ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL.

Over privileged rich-kid Richard (Christopher Gray – TVs The Mist), invites his trophy girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra – TVs Flesh and Bone) and misfit best friend Jonah (Munro Chambers – Turbo Kid) out for a day on his family’s yacht, as a means of saying sorry. Following a “slight” misunderstanding earlier in the day, when he accused them of having an affair.

However, when Richard discovers he was actually right, it leads to a massive fight with all 3 trying to kill each other. But when the boat subsequently breaks down, leaving them adrift in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. The trio end up having to work together in order to find ever more inventive, and not to mention amusing, ways of trying to stay alive when the food and water runs out. 

One things for sure, they’re going to regret letting someone with the name “Jonah” on board their vessel, in this funny, gory and deeply ironic tale. As resentment builds and some harsh truths come out, where it seems no one is as innocent as they appear...

HARPOON is available now exclusively on the ARROW VIDEO CHANNEL on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV. The film will be given a wider home entertainment release onother digital platforms and on disc next year.

 View the trailer on YouTube.

Watch the film on Amazon.co.uk



GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR on Digital Download Now

WWE Legend Phil "CM Punk" Brooks gets his first starring role in this bloody and demented haunted house tale from one of the strongest voices in modern indie-horror, Travis Stevens.

Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn) that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won't be so easy to renovate after all....

Having produced some of the finest indie horror gems of recent years including Starry Eyes and We Are Still Here, Travis Stevens makes his directorial debut with a film that tackles modern notions of toxic masculinity in a classic horror scenario for an intense, bloody reinvention of the haunted house formula. Stay out of the attic!

GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR is written and directed by Travis Stevens (Jodorowsky's Dune) and stars Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks (Rabid), Trieste Kelly Dunn (United 93) and Sarah Brooks (100 Days to Live)

GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR recently played the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, my review of which can be found HERE

The film is available now from the Sky store and will be available on iTunes fro 28th of October.



My Girlfriend The Serial Killer - Indiegogo Campaign

Co Directors/Writers Samantha Marie and Jonathan A. Moody are hard at work at their first feature film, “My Girlfriend The Serial Killer”

This film is still in the funding stages. It has 20 days left on the Indiegogo campaign. You can see the campaign video with 2 teaser trailers on the bottom.

Cast in the film so far are Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Nick Gomez (The Walking Dead), Tom Proctor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Halloween 6), Kaylee Williams (Model Hunger, Mrs. Claus) Christopher Inlow (Volkov, Voorhees), and Samantha Marie (Teacher Shortage, Supernatural Assassins) is set to star as the serial killing female herself… plus many more to come.

Jonathan A. Moody (Follow Me, The Invited) and Samantha Marie are executive producing. Derek Huey (Mrs. Claus, Flash Drive) is Producing the film as well as shooting and editing it. Paul A Presenza (Supernatural Assassins) is co producing.

The film is a modern day look at a female slasher. And promises to be one of the most blood soaked and epic thrill rides you will ever see in an indie film. But in order to do that the film needs your support. 

To support this project, visit the Indiegogo page below...

Visit the official Facebook group for the movie: 

View the campaign video to see what’s in store!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B5D_VbSHHY


 

LUNA - short horror film

Film maker Ross Williams has just released his latest short horror film LUNA in time for Halloween, which is free to view on YouTube. Check it out below...



LUNA has been playing the festival circuit for the past 6 months and has won awards for Best Cinematography at the Oregon Scream Film Festival and Best Supporting Actress at the Videoscream International Film Festival.

You can view his other films on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/xrats


 

Friday, 25 October 2019

LITTLE MONSTERS in selected UK & Irish cinemas and on Sky Cinema 15 Nov

Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England ALIEN: COVENANT), as washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o US).

Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of the world’s most famous kids’ show personality and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad FROZEN).

One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak. Will Dave rise to the occasion and have a chance at Miss Caroline’s heart, or will zombies get there first?

Described as a ‘must-see horror comedy’ by We Got This Covered, and ‘an amusing thrill-ride’ by Screen International, Sundance Hit LITTLE MONSTERS is a smart, sharp and deliciously gruesome zom-com that will appeal to fans of the Zombieland films, What We Do in the Shadows and Happy Death Day. Doused with a generous helping of absurdity, pitch-perfect timing, and a nifty blend of gore and wit, it’s a wild, frenetic ride.

Award-winning writer/director Abe Forsythe has struck gold with his cast - Lupita Nyong’o is currently the horror genre’s hot ticket, following her standout performance in Jordan Peele’s Us, which played no small part in making that film a box office smash this year. Josh Gad, famous for his loveable roles in Disney films Frozen and Beauty and the Beast, is on fabulous form here playing against type.

LITTLE MONSTERS comes from the production team behind cult chillers The Guest and You’re Next, and the 2016 Blair Witch remake (as well as the forthcoming reboot of Korean revenge thriller I Saw The Devil), with special effects from the Oscar-winning studio behind Mad Max: Fury Road.

LITTLE MONSTERS will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and on Sky Cinema from 15 November.

It's also playing at a number of Festivals over the Halloween period...

Celluloid Screams, Sheffield - 27th October (Closing Night Film)
Abertoir Horror Festival, Bangor - 31st October
Liverpool Film Festival - 31st October
Bath Film Festival - 9th November
Leeds International Film Festival - 9th & 12th November
Cornwall Film Festival - 17th November (Closing Gala Screening) 

View the trailer on YouTube 

Visit the Official Facebook and Twitter pages

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

SINISTER, TERRIFIER & TOWER BLOCK amongst Horror Channel premieres in November

Psycho clowns, demented dolls and deadly snipers…Horror Channel is big on scares in November with eleven Channel premieres including murderous supernatural chiller SINISTER, starring Ethan Hawke, Damien Leone’s screamingly shocking TERRIFIER and the riveting urban thriller TOWER BLOCK, starring Sheridan Smith and Jack O’Connell. 

 

There are also Channel premieres for two popular instalments of the Chucky franchise, CHILD’S PLAY 2 and CHILD’S PLAY 3. John Carpenter’s dazzling fantasy STARMAN, starring Jeff Bridges, two spooky black comedy classics - Peter Jackson’s THE FRIGHTENERS and Joe Dante’s THE BURBS, and the even more eerie John Carpenter remake of VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED – which stars Christopher Reeves in his last publicly released film before his career-ending injury.

Plus, there is Hammer’s gloriously volcanic stone-age horror CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT and the nightmarish, perceptions-bending Blair Witch sequel, BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2.

Full film details in transmission order:

Fri 1 Nov @ 22:50 – TERRIFIER (2016) *Channel Premiere 


Brace yourselves as a maniacal clown named Art begins his twisted reign of terror on Halloween night, setting his sights on three young women and anyone else that gets in his way! Move over Pennywise, because there’s a new clown in town and this one is a thousand times more violent and a million times crueller. 


Sat 2 Nov @ 21:00 – THE BURBS (1999) * Channel Premiere 

Tom Hanks stars in this hilarious satire of modern suburban life. When Ray Peterson becomes convinced that his new, intensely private neighbours are members of an evil cult, he struggles to get behind their closed doors with outrageous results.

Fri 8 Nov @ 21:00 – CHILD’S PLAY 2 (1990) *Channel Premiere 


Chucky's back, continuing where the chilling original left off, with Chucky's toy company rebuilding the original doll to prove that there was nothing wrong with it. Mistake. Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) goes on a rampage, slicing and dicing with his unique brand of dark comedy. With Jenny Agutter

Sat 9 Nov @ 21:00 – STARMAN (1984) *Channel Premiere

An alien (Jeff Bridges) observing life on Earth becomes stranded near the Wisconsin farmhouse of recently widowed Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). The alien, otherwise known as Starman, clones the human form of Scott Hayden, Jenny’s deceased husband. Due to be picked up by his mother ship in three days, Starman is in dire need of human assistance. Thus Jenny becomes an unwilling participant in a trip that becomes a dangerous flight across the U.S.

Sun 10 Nov @ 22:55 – CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT (1971) *Channel Premiere

Julie Ege stars in this variation on One Million Years B.C., playing a cave girl who becomes the object of a fierce battle between the contenders for the throne of the tribe's recently-deceased chieftain. The last of the prehistoric adventure films from Hammer Studios,

Fri 15 Nov @ 21:00 – CHILD’S PLAY 3 (1991) *Channel Premiere



Young Andy has grown up and attends a military academy – too bad the killer doll Chucky still wants his soul. Thrills and chills abound as Chucky stalks Andy relentlessly, murdering those in his way with even more wicked wit and ghoulish playfulness.

Sat 16 Nov @ 21:00 – VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1995) *Channel Premiere

A strange mist overcomes an idyllic coastal town, causing ten local women to become mysteriously pregnant. Soon, these women give birth to albino children who turn out to be mind-controlling demons. The town doctor (Christopher Reeve) is the only one capable of destroying this otherworldly force…

Fri 22 Nov @ 21:00 – BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 (2000) *Channel Premiere

After spending a night in the hills of Maryland, four young fans of the original Blair Witch movie descend into a nightmare realm of murder, madness and perception-bending supernatural horror in this sequel.

Sat 23 Nov @ 21:00 – THE FRIGHTENERS (1996) *Channel Premiere

Blending laughs and scares director Peter Jackson brings his imaginative talents to this tale of a psychic con artist who teams with three friendly ghosts to stop the rampaging spirit of an executed killer.

Fri 29 Nov @ 21:00 – TOWER BLOCK (2012) *Channel Premiere


When a teenager is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, Becky (Sheridan Smith), Kurtis (Jack O’Connell), Paul (Russell Tovey) Neville (Ralph Brown) and the other residents of the Serenity House tower block are too scared to give detectives any information. One year later and someone has taken justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants are under threat from a mystery sniper who has also set traps throughout the building, holding them prisoners in their own homes.

Sat 30 Nov @ 21:00 – SINISTER (2012) *Channel Premiere 


Desperately in need of a bestseller to revive his struggling career, true crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke), moves his family to the scene of his most recent story; the unsolved, gruesome murder of a loving, happy suburban family. Shunned by the local community and strained by his obligations to his family, the discovery of a batch of home movies in the attic offers Ellison shocking proof to the crime he is investigating and the terrifying realisation that his investigation may be putting his family in mortal danger.

Horror Channel: Be Afraid

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

Website: http://www.horrorchannel.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrorchannel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/horror_channel

Night Hunter on Digital HD and DVD November

On the hunt for an elusive serial rapist and murderer, battle-hardened cop Marshall (Henry Cavill) crosses paths with vigilante duo Cooper (Ben Kingsley) and Lara (Eliana Jones) as they trap online predators and deliver their own extreme methods of justice. When Lara is kidnapped, Marshall, Cooper and the police hunt down the perpetrator but the psychologically damaged man they capture only deepens the mystery surrounding the killings.

Good-cop Rachel (Alexandra Daddario) believes the captured killer, who is linked to years of female abductions and murders, is harboring multiple personalities, one of which may hold answers. But with Marshall taking a harder stance, pressure from the Commissioner (Stanley Tucci), and a public out for blood, the plot thickens. Then when those involved in the case, on both sides of the law, start turning up dead, it becomes a race against time to get inside the mind of the killer before it’s too late…

Combining the tense, psychological investigation of killer classics such as Silence of the Lambs and Zodiac with fast-paced twists, turns and edge-of-your-seat action, Night Hunter is one of 2019’s darkest and most daring thrillers.

Night Hunter stars Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Sexy Beast), Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, True Detective), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games franchise), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Nathan Fillion (Serenity) and Brendan Fletcher (Braven, Rampage) and is directed by David Raymond.

Signature Entertainment presents Night Hunter on Digital HD 4 November and DVD 11 November 2019 

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

 

Buried Alive Film Festival Texas - Tickets on sale NOW

One for my American readers, particlarly those in the State of Texas...

The schedule is all set and tickets are now on sale for this year's festival and we're excited to officially announce our features for Buried Alive Film Festival 2019!

With 3 local features and a host of shorts, this year we have 5 feature film selections officially submitted to the jury.

ANTRUM (Thursday 11/14 9:30 PM) 


Antrum, a feature length film shot in the late 1970’s, is cursed. In 1988, a movie theatre in Budapest that was screening the film burnt to the ground, killing the 56 people who were in attendance. This incident follows the inexplicable deaths of a number of film festival programmers that had received Antrum as a submission and died shortly after watching the film. These events culminated with a riot during an exhibition in San Francisco, after which the film vanished. These events have created a belief that watching Antrum will you kill you. Else Films has successfully tracked down a sole copy of the film for public release. This is that film.

VFW (Friday 11/15 8:00 PM) 


VFW follows Fred and his military buddies as they must defend their local VFW post – and an innocent teen – against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants. These Vietnam vets have been to hell and back, but this will be the longest night of their lives.

PORNO (Saturday 11/16 4:00 PM)


When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education… written in blood.

THE WRETCHED (Saturday 11/16 8:00 PM) 


A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

JR "BOB" DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS (Sunday 11/17 2:00 PM) 


What started out as an inside joke amongst two self proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas soon becomes much more than they bargained for when they decide to turn their conservative southern ideology on its head and invent a new religion all their own. Praise Bob!

Check out the full schedule at: http://buriedalivefilmfest.com/scheedule