Tuesday 20 February 2024

Survival Horror SOMETHING IN THE WATER - In UK Cinemas, July

Studiocanal have released the trailer and poster for the exhilarating and emotionally fraught action thriller SOMETHING IN THE WATER, to be released in UK cinemas 5 July 2024. 

When Meg (Hiftu Quasem - Ten Percent) attends the wedding of old friend Lizzie (Lauren Lyle - Outlander) with fellow pals Cam (Nicole Rieko Setsuko - Eavesdropping), Ruth (Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart - One Four Three), and former partner Kayla (Natalie Mitson - The Larkins), an emotional reunion turns into an epic battle for survival in the Caribbean. 

Shot on location in The Dominican Republic, experience suspense, survival, horror and biting humour in SOMETHING IN THE WATER, Directed by Hayley Easton Street (Art director - Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens) the film was produced by Julie Baines (Triangle and Four Kids In It) and written by Cat Clarke (Ten Percent, Good Omens).

SOMETHING IN THE WATER, is released to UK cinemas 5 July 2024 from Studiocanal.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

Sci-Fi Thriller THE SHIFT - coming to Digital and Disc

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment are excited to announce that THE SHIFT will be releasing on Digital Download from 25 March and on Blu-ray and DVD from 1 April.

A gripping sci-fi thriller from the studio behind breakout hit Sound of Freedom, starring Kristoffer Polaha (Wonder Woman 1984, Mad Men), Neal McDonough (Minority Report, Yellowstone), Elizabeth Tabish (The Chosen) and Sean Astin (Stranger Things, The Lord of the Rings).


THE SHIFT is a modern-day retelling of the book of Job. Kevin Garner (Polaha) gets separated from Molly (Tabish), the love of his life, when a mysterious adversary known as The Benefactor (McDonough) sends him to an alternate dystopian reality. Will hope and faith be enough to find his way back?

First released in the US in December 2023 by Angel Studios, THE SHIFT struck a bold chord with viewers, grossing $12 million domestically, as well as remaining in the box office Top 10 for two weeks running. Before then being released theatrically in the UK in January 2024 on over 150 screens across the nation.

Marking the debut feature from writer, director Brock Heasley, THE SHIFT has sparked worldwide discussion with its unique blend of sci-fi, romance, and allegory. 

THE SHIFT will be available on Digital Download from 25th March & Blu-ray and DVD from 1st April

View the Trailer on YouTube

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

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

 


Goredrome Pictures present THE WIND, TRYPOPHOBIC POSSESSION and VISIONS OF FILTH.

This month, Goredrome Pictures is proud to announce the release of THE WIND, the 1986 American slasher film directed by Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death), the extreme film TRYPOPHOBIC POSSESSION about trypophobia and VISIONS OF FILTH, the sixth film of the Abomination Collection series.

All of them are already available for pre-order on Goredrome Pictures and TetroVideo official websites together with the new edition with 2 discs of the 1987 italian cult film Cross of the Seven Jewels (aka La croce dalle sette pietre) by Eddy Endolf.


THE WIND (aka The Edge of Terror) is a film with a number of genre influences and is co-written, produced and directed by Nico Mastorakis. It stars Meg Foster (They Live, Leviathan), Wings Hauser, Robert Morley and David McCallum and the story follows Sian Anderson, a famous mystery author who is under attack by an assailant during a windy night in Monemvasia in Greece.

THE WIND comes in a Limited Mediabook edition (Cover A and B) + 2 Blu-ray discs, Slipcover, Booklet and 2 cards.

Slipcovers and cards are limited to the pre-order customers only.


TRYPOPHOBIC POSSESSION (2023) is an extreme horror film starring Cory DeAn Cowley (6 Songs), an SFX artist and indie actress known for her visceral style, extreme works and dark art

TRYPOPHOBIC POSSESSION comes in a Ultralimited Mediabook edition (Cover A and Cover B) + 2 Blu-ray discs, Slipcover, Booklet and 2 cards. The second disc, cards and slipcovers are limited to the pre-order customers only.

The film is about Trypophobia, an aversion to the sight of repetitive patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. TRYPOPHOBIC POSSESSION, Cory DeAn Cowley plays a disturbed woman affected by this particular phobia which will drag her into a vortex of madness and death. 


Written and directed by Jason Impey, VISIONS OF FILTH (2021) is the sixth film of the Abomination Collection series that includes Scarlet Piss Princess, Necromaniacs, Beyond Dark Dreams, Mutilation Theatre and Solitude of the Tormentors.

The film is available in the standard edition (DVD + booklet).

The story follows a dying man (Martin W. Payne - Videoshop : Tales of Terror) who relives his past crimes in his last few days. His final act of depravity is coming back to haunt him on his death bed.

Martin W. Payne, Kieran Johnston, Rina Julia and Peter Tilley star.

Available to pre-order on TetroVideo and Goredrome.

 

NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN & BAD BIOLOGY - On UK Special Edition 4K UHD & Blu-ray

NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN - SPECIAL EDITION 4K UHD/BLU-RAY

Hailed as ‘a forgotten classic’ (Horror News) and ‘graphic and unapologetic’ (Sex Gore Mutants), NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN remains one of the most reviled, controversial and misunderstood genre films of the 1980s. 
 
Now it can be experienced like never before, as Severin Films presents a brand new Special Edition, which comprises of two-discs, including a never-before-seen restored version and more than five-hours of brand new special features. 
 
Baird Stafford (Dog Tags) gives an enduringly disturbing performance as a seriously disturbed, homicidal patient who escapes from a psychiatric hospital, during an experimental drug programme. What follows is a mind-blowing trail of psychosexual carnage, that takes the maniac from the peep shows of 42nd Street to the shores of Florida, causing unimaginable slaughter and chaos his wake.
 
Written and directed by Romano Scavolini, this ‘devastating masterpiece’ (Cinefear), can now be experienced like never before, following its painstaking restoration process which involved scanning from the internegative and multiple foreign print sources to create the ultimate version.
 
The set includes an in-depth feature – Damaged: The Very British Obscenity of David Hamilton-Grant – that explores the salacious career of the mysterious British filmmaker and distributor, who was the only supplier to be sent to prison for releasing a “video nasty”, following the UK release of the film; this joins a slew of fascinating extras, please see full list below.
 
Prepare to experience something far beyond your worst NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN.


SPECIAL FEATURES

Disc 1: 4K UHD
- Audio Commentary with star Baird Stafford and special effects assistant Cleve Hall moderated by Lee Christian and David DeCoteau
- Audio Commentary with producer William Paul
- Trailers
Disc 2: Blu-ray
- Damaged: The Very British Obscenity of David Hamilton-Grant
- Audio commentary with Baird Stafford and Cleve Hall moderated by Lee Christian and David DeCoteau
- Audio commentary with producer William Paul
- Kill Thy Father and Thy Mother – Interview with director Romano Scavolini (71 mins)
- Dreaming Up A Nightmare – Featuring former president of 21st century distribution Arthur Schweitzer, actor/unit production manager Mik Cribben, Production Supervisor Simon Nuchtern, Florida producer/special effects artist William Milling, uncredited editor Jim Markovic and archival interviews with actor Baird Stafford and special effects artists Edward French and Cleve Hall
- The Nightmare Of Nightmare – interview with erroneously credited special effects director Tom Savini
- Legendary Loser – Music Video by R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn
- Deleted scenes
- Image Gallery – publicity pics, behind-the-scenes shots, video covers and death pix
- Trailers

This must-have set will be available from 26 February 2024, alongside a standard edition Blu-ray.  

Pre-order the UK 4K UHD/BD set from Amazon.co.uk

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


BAD BIOLOGY
- SPECIAL EDITION 4K UHD/BLU-RAY

After a 17-year break in filmmaking, splatter maestro Frank Henenlotter – writer/director of Frankenhooker, Brain Damage and The Basket Case Trilogy – returned with the most graphic, transgressive and jaw-droppingly depraved black comedy shocker of his career… BAD BIOLOGY. 
 
Now this wickedly warped feature gets a re-birth from Severin Films in a Special Edition set, that includes the film in its newly restored version, scanned in 4K from the camera negative. 
 
Jennifer, played by singer Charlee Danielson, is a homicidal nymphomaniac who spontaneously births mutant babies, while in another part of town Batz (Anthony Sneed – Chasing Banksy), has a monstrous penis, with a mind of its own, to contend with. In a city ruled by pleasure and pain, will the two made-for-each-other freaks deliver the ultimate orgasmic horror? 
 
Eleonore Hendricks (Daddy Longlegs), radio host Rude Jude and director James Glickenhaus (The Exterminator) co-star in ‘one very entertaining seriously batshit film’ (JoBlo), produced and co-written by underground hip-hop hero R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn, with insane special effects by Gabe Bartalos (Skinned Deep).
 
Frank Henenlotter’s ball-busting freak fest should-be seen to be believed, so grab a copy for a shocking lesson in Bad Biology.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Disc 1: 4K UHD
- Commentary With Director Frank Henenlotter, director of photography Nick Deeg and actor Anthony Sneed
- Archival commentary with Frank Henenlotter and producer R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn
Disc 2: Blu-ray
- Commentary with Frank Henenlotter, Nick Deeg and Anthony Sneed
- Archival commentary with Frank Henenlotter and producer R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn
- Spook House – Interviews with Frank Henenlotter and R.A. The Rugged Man Thorburn, production coordinator Michael Shershenovich, Nick Deeg, retired detective David Henenlotter and production manager Chaz Kangas
- In The Basement With Charlee Danielson – A brief, completely off-kilter interview with the elusive Miss Charlee Danielson and a Basketball
- Deeg and Sneed – A Conversation between Nick Deeg and Anthony Sneed
- Swollen Agenda – Interview with make-up effects artist Gabe Bartalos
- Beyond Bad – Behind the Scenes of Bad Biology
- F*ck Face – Photographer Clay Patrick McBride runs around the director's apartment filming guys making their 'O Face'
- SUCK – A wonderfully twisted short film by Anthony Sneed
- Legendary Loser – Music Video by R.A. The Rugged Man
- Thorburn Image Gallery – publicity pics, behind-the-scenes shots, video covers and death pix

This Dual 4K UHD and Blu-ray release gets its UK bow on 26 February, and will also be released on standard edition Blu-ray.

Pre-order the UK 4K UHD/BD set from Amazon.co.uk
 
Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk




Aracnid Horror STING - in UK Cinemas, May.

Arachnophobes beware – your biggest fear just got bigger as horror movie STING crawls into UK cinemas on Friday 31 May 2024.

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and starring Ryan Corr (House Of The Dragon) and Alyla Browne (Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga), STING is set to bring audiences’ arachnophobia to horrifying life with hyper-realistic practical effects created by five-time Academy Award Winner Weta Workshop studio.

On a stormy night in New York City, a mysterious egg falls from the sky and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. From it a strange little spider emerges and is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious, lonely 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. She names it Sting. 

As Charlotte’s fascination increases, so does Sting’s insatiable appetite. Growing at a monstrous rate, neighbours and their pets start to go missing. Soon, Charlotte’s family realise they have become the prey of a ravenous supersized arachnid with a taste for human flesh… and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.

STING is written and directed by WYRMWOOD creator Kiah Roache-Turner, and produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin via See Pictures, together with Pictures in Paradise’s Chris Brown. 

Alongside Corr and Browne, STING also stars Penelope Mitchell (Hellboy), Robyn Nevin (Relic, Wolf Like Me), Noni Hazlehurst (The End) and Jermaine Fowler (The Blackening).

View the Trailer on YouTube.

 

 

Monday 19 February 2024

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS out now on 4K UHD

When health official Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her lover has become strangely distant, this sets in train a series of shocking discoveries that sees both her and colleague Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) fleeing for their lives to the sound of ear-piercing alien screams.

Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman’s brilliant update of the 1956 classic, which also stars Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy, is a rare and memorable exception.

Transposing the action to the heart of San Francisco allows Kaufman to retain all the suspense of Jack Finney’s original story while adding caustic social commentary about the selfishness of the 1970s “me generation” that remains all too relevant today.

But it’s a paranoid thriller first and foremost, based on one of the most psychologically terrifying of all premises – what happens when you can no longer trust not just the authorities but even your nearest and dearest?


4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman
Discussing the Pod, a panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and Norman J. Warren (Satan’s Slave)
Writing the Pod, an interview with Jack Seabrook, author of Stealing Through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney about Finney’s original novel The Body Snatchers
Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod, a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more
The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod, a look at the film’s pioneering sound effects
The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod, cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film
Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod, a look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence
Original theatrical trailer
Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
Six postcard-sized artcards
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by David Cairns and Charles Freund, and archival interviews with director Philip Kaufman and writer W.D. Richter
Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options

View the Teaser Trailer on YouTube.

Buy the UK 4K UHD from Amazon.co.uk

 

 

Mystery Thriller COLD MEAT - Coming to UK Digital Outlets.

This chilling game of cat-and-mouse will keep you wondering who’s hunting who.  David Petersen is passing through the Colorado Rockies. After saving a young diner waitress from her violent ex-husband during a break from driving, he hits the road again alone through a dangerous snow blizzard. 

One false move behind the wheel has him waking up inside a ravine, in the eye of the storm. But the cold is the least of his worries when a beast starts prowling outside. How will he survive? 

Starring Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) and Nina Bergman (Hell Hath No Fury), COLD MEAT is directed by S├ębastien Drouin in his debut feature.

COLD MEAT on Digital Platforms 26th February from Signature Entertainment

View the Trailer on YouTube.

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