Friday, 29 September 2023

Possession Horror, WHEN EVIL LURKS - coming to UK Cinemas

Shudder and Vertigo Releasing are thrilled to confirm the UK cinema release of Shudder's latest Original Film, WHEN EVIL LURKS, following its premiere at Toronto Film Festival in Midnight Madness

When a pair of brothers find a mutilated corpse near their property, they convene with the locals to suss it out. But they soon learn that the odd happenings in their village are the cause of a spirit, that’s found its way into a local man waiting for the proper protocols to rid his body of the festering demon. 

An escape attempt ensues as the film keeps its protagonists on edge, racing against imminent danger to shake the spirit’s relentless clutches

Written and directed by Demián Rugna (Terrified), When Evil Lurks stars Ezequiel Rodríguez (Juego De Brujas), Demián Salomón (Satanic Hispanics) & Luis Ziembrowski.

Check out the Trailer on YouTube.

WHEN EVIL LURKS will be released to selected UK cinemas from October 6th


Thursday, 28 September 2023

Chilling docuseries THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST - On AppleTV+, October

Apple TV+ have announced a new four-part documentary series THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST, which tells the riveting story of the most famous poltergeist haunting in history. Combining more than 250 hours of rare audio archive, meticulous recreation of the setting of the haunting and original interviews with the people impacted by the case, the series is an ambitious genre-bending story that explores the human fascination with the unexplained and its impact on those who live it. All episodes premiere globally on Friday, October 27, 2023. 

In 1977, the terrifying haunting of an everyday family in Enfield, London, dominated headlines across the United Kingdom and had a tremendous impact on an entire generation of children. The mysterious case forever changed ideas about the supernatural and that it wasn’t just restricted to castles and stately homes but could be experienced by anyone, anywhere. The chilling story has inspired fictionalized versions of the case, including the film “The Conjuring 2,” a television series and two stage plays.

Throughout four episodes, the events at Enfield are reconstructed using the real recordings captured by Maurice Grosse, a paranormal investigator who archived all of his interviews with those affected by the phenomenon. Building a replica of the house where the incidents took place, performers reenact what is heard on the actual tapes, allowing an interplay by the archival voices and appearances of those originally involved in the incident through present-day interviews.  

THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST is produced for Apple TV+ by MetFilm and Concordia Studio, the producers of Apple’s “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” this year’s most Emmy-nominated documentary.The series is directed by Jerry Rothwell. Executive producers are Al Morrow, BAFTA winner Stewart le Maréchal, Oscar Award-winning Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott. 

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NYX UK unveils a 'Helloween' month of horror movies for October

October is ‘Helloween’ month on NYX, with a fearsome flourish of 9pm channel premieres including Sam Raimi’s seminal THE EVIL DEAD, which celebrates the uniquely talented filmmaker’s birthday on October 23. 

Other premieres include Lucio Fulci’s 1981 shocker THE BLACK CAT, Larry Fessenden’s remarkable vampire hit HABIT, Bob Clarke’s acclaimed 1974 breakthrough slasher BLACK CHRISTMAS, giallo masterpiece WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? and WAKE WOOD, the acclaimed Irish supernatural horror, starring Timothy Spall.
Highlighted films in transmission order:
Sun 1 Oct @ 21:00 - COUNTESS DRACULA (1971) * Part of Hammer Sundays 
The aging Countess Elisabeth Nadasdy (Ingrid Pitt) discovers that bathing in the blood of virgins can restore her youthful beauty. As she becomes increasingly obsessed with her newfound power, the countess embarks on a murderous spree to maintain her appearance. The film's unique blend of historical fact, legend, and horror storytelling has made it a cult favourite among fans of classic British horror cinema.
Wed 4 Oct @ 21:00 - THE SENTINEL (1977)
Alison Parker (Christina Raines), a young and successful fashion model moves into a Brooklyn brownstone to escape her tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend, Michael (Chris Sarandon). However, upon moving in, Alison begins to experience strange and terrifying occurrences. With its shocking twists, suspenseful storytelling, and haunting visuals, making it a memorable entry in the 1970s horror genre.
Fri 6 Oct @ 21:00 - HABIT (1995) *Channel Premiere
A grieving Sam (Larry Fessenden), a down-and-out New Yorker, is lost in an alcoholic haze. When he meets the seductive Anna (Meredith Snaider), he immediately falls under her spell. Allowing her to draw him away from his friends and into a web of blood-sucking addiction and madness. This disturbing, critically acclaimed debut from actor /writer / director Lary Fessenden, is acknowledged as a modern classic in the vampire genre.
Fri 6 Oct @ 23:00 - VAMPYRO LESBOS (1971) 
Countess Nadine Carody, an enigmatic and seductive vampire lures woman to her isolated island to satisfy her vampiric desires. With its blend of horror, eroticism, and surrealism, Jesús Franco’s evocative film stands as a unique experience within the vampire genre.
Sun 8 Oct @ 21:00 - THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973) * Part of Hammer Sundays
A Scotland Yard investigator enlists the help of occult expert Lorrimer Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and his granddaughter Jessica (Joanna Lumley) to uncover a mysterious and powerful Satanic cult led by an enigmatic figure named D.D. Denham. As they delve deeper into their investigation, they discover that Denham is none other than Count Dracula (Christopher Lee). A sequel to the 1970 movie Dracula A.D. 1972, this marks the final pairing of Lee and Cushing as Count Dracula and Van Helsing in the Hammer Dracula series.
Wed 11 Oct @ 21:00 – TORSO (1973)
A group of college students who become the targets of a masked killer with a penchant for dismemberment. As the body count rises and the students are stalked through the picturesque Italian countryside, the film delves into themes of obsession, voyeurism, and the fragility of human relationships.
Fri 13 Oct @ 21:00 – WAKE WOOD (2009) *Channel Premiere
A couple grieving the tragic death of their nine-year-old daughter move to a sleepy village. Stumbling into a strange night-time ritualistic ceremony, the couple are made an offer they find difficult to refuse - to have their daughter back. But it will come at a price. Directed by David Keating, this spell-binding Hammer Film co-production stars Timothy Spall, Eva Birthistle, Ella Connolly and Aidan Gillen.
Fri 13 Oct @ 23:00 – THE SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES (1971)
A newlywed couple, Isle and Antoine, visit Isle's ancestral castle only to find that her two cousins, who were supposed to welcome them, have turned into vampires. With its visually stunning style and innovative approach to the vampire mythos, the film is a standout entry in the genre, demonstrating Rollin's ability to push boundaries and redefine conventions.
Sat 14 Oct @ 21:00 – CANNIBAL GIRLS (1973)
A young couple stumbled upon a remote country inn run by a trio of beautiful but deadly women. As the couple begins to uncover the macabre history of the inn and its inhabitants, they find themselves drawn into a horrifying nightmare of murder and cannibalism. Ivan Reitman’s career-defining dark horror is a unique and twisted take on the cannibal subgenre.
Sun 15 Oct @ 21:00 - THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958)* Part of Hammer Sundays
Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), escaping execution, takes on the alias of Dr. Stein and opens a new practice, where he continues his forbidden experiments to create life. With its focus on character-driven horror, inventive narrative, rich visuals, and exceptional performances, Terence Fisher’s film, a sequel to the renowned "The Curse of Frankenstein".  is an enduring classic that continues to inspire horror filmmakers.
Fri 20 Oct @21:00 – BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942)
Bela Lugosi plays Professor Brenner, a seemingly benign psychology professor by day who leads a terrifying double life. After sunset, Brenner adopts the identity of Karl Wagner, the malevolent manager of a mission that provides shelter to the homeless of the Bowery district in New York City. Unbeknownst to the unfortunate souls who seek refuge there, Wagner uses the mission as a recruitment ground for his criminal activities. Directed by Wallace Fox, Lugosi's compelling performance make this a fascinating entry in the annals of classic horror cinema.
BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT is part of a Lugosi double-bill, with WHITE ZOMBIE which follows at 11pm. Directed by Victor Halperin in 1932, "White Zombie" is a seminal horror film starring the iconic Bela Lugosi as the sinister voodoo master Murder Legendre, who uses his powers to transform people into mindless zombies.
A chance to learn from the legend on NYX this month as Dick Smith (pictured), the man who created the effects for such movies as The Exorcist, Scanners and The Godfather. Watch him in action to help you prepare for Halloween. Plus, there’s a chance to go behind the scenes at the workshop of special effects maestro Tom Savini as he gives us a true insight into how he created his legendary effects for such movies as Friday the 13th and Dawn of the Dead.
Sun 22 Oct @ 21:00 – THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (1957) *Part of Hammer Sundays
British scientist, Dr. John Rollason (Peter Cushing), joins an expedition led by Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker) in the Himalayas. The goal: to seek out the mythical Yeti or the Abominable Snowman. As they ascend higher into the treacherous and icy landscape, they encounter much more than they bargained for. Val Guest’s enduring classic presents an enthralling mix of the classic monster movie trope with philosophical and existential themes.
Mon 23 Oct @ 21:00 – THE EVIL DEAD (1981) *Channel premiere
Sam Raimi's 1981 directorial debut, "The Evil Dead," is a seminal horror film that tells the story of a group of friends who unwittingly unleash a demonic force during a vacation at a remote cabin in the woods. As the demonic presence begins to possess and torment the group, they must fight for their lives and their sanity. With its relentless pacing and unforgettable moments of terror, "The Evil Dead" remains a touchstone of the horror genre and a testament to Sam Raimi's unique vision. Happy birthday Sam Raimi!
Wed 25 Oct @ 21:00 – BAD TASTE (1987)
A group of friends discover that their small New Zealand town has been overrun by grotesque aliens seeking to harvest human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. Peter Jackson’s directorial debut scored instantly with its over-the-top gore, dark humour, and outrageous special effects, making it a cult classic among horror and comedy fans.
Fri 27 Oct @ 21:00 – WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? (1972) *Channel Premiere
Enrico Rosseni (Fabio Testi), a school gym teacher becomes embroiled in a horrifying mystery as his secret relationship with one of his students, Elizabeth (Cristina Galbó) leads to them witnessing a murder, making Elizabeth a target and prompting Enrico to take the matter into his own hands. Massimo Dallamano’s giallo thriller remains a standout with its potent mix of mystery, social commentary, and atmospheric horror.
Fri 27 Oct @ 23:00 – THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTED (1980)
Elisabeth, a young woman suffering from a mysterious condition that erases her memories, finds herself trapped in a high-rise building with other afflicted individuals. With its atmospheric direction, thought-provoking themes, and emotional depth, Jean Rollin's French horror drama, a departure from his vampire-themed works, is a compelling exploration of the fragility of human memory and identity film directed by the renowned Jean Rollin, best known for his unique blend of eroticism and horror.
Sat 28 Oct @ 21:00 – THE BLACK CAT (1981) *Channel Premiere
Set in a small English village, the story revolves around an ill-tempered black cat with uncanny abilities. The cat's owner is a reclusive professor who has the power to communicate with the dead, and who uses the feline as an instrument of murder. As the body count starts to rise, a visiting American photographer and a local detective begin to suspect the professor's involvement in the gruesome deaths. Based loosely on Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story of the same name, it may not be as famous as some of Fulci's other works, but it showcases his unique ability to infuse atmospheric locations with gruesome violence.
Sun 29 Oct @ 21:00 – LUST FOR A VAMPIRE (1971) *Part of Hammer Sundays
The story unfolds with the resurrection of the beautiful but deadly vampire Carmilla (Yutte Stensgaard), who, under the alias Mircalla, enrols at an all-girls boarding school located near the gothic and atmospheric Karnstein Castle. The film is the second instalment in Hammer Film Productions' Karnstein Trilogy, sandwiched between "The Vampire Lovers" and "Twins of Evil" and is renowned for its atmospheric setting and sensuous narrative/
Mon 30 Oct @ 21:00 – BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) *Channel Premiere
The action takes place in a sorority house during the festive season, where the sorority sisters begin to receive disturbing and anonymous phone calls. Unbeknownst to them, the calls are coming from an intruder who has taken up residence in their attic. Bob Clarke’s Canadian horror is often cited as one of the first slasher films and is credited with pioneering elements of the genre. Its combination of horror and mystery set against an ordinarily joyful holiday season has made it a classic in the annals of horror cinema.
Tues 31 Oct @ 21:00 – HALLOWEEN (1978)
Michael Myers (Nick Castle), a deranged murderer who, fifteen years after brutally killing his sister on Halloween night, returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, to continue his killing spree. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), a high school student, becomes the primary target of Michael's rampage, and she must use her resourcefulness and determination to survive the night and protect her friends from the relentless killer. The film's success spawned numerous sequels and imitators, solidifying its status as a classic in the horror genre and launching the career of Jamie Lee Curtis
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Amicus Relaunch Bid Smashes Crowdfunding Goal in Less Than 24 Hours

An ambitious campaign to revive the iconic British horror studio has reached its £60K funding goal in just 11 hours as fans from around the world rally around the project.

Thanks to this hugely successful funding drive, Amicus is now set to return with its first film for decades, IN THE GRIP OF TERROR, a portmanteau feature harking back to the company's best-loved titles such as 'Dr. Terror's House of Horrors' (1965), 'Tales from the Crypt' (1972), and 'Asylum' (1972).

Since the announcement last month of the rebirth of Amicus, the team behind the project has received an incredible outpouring of support from the horror community, culminating in the launch of their record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. The team is seeking funds to produce 'In the Grip of Terror', and in return offering various perks, from Collector's Edition physical copies to exclusive merchandise, and even credits in the film.

The revival of Amicus is not a corporate reboot, but a project led by a team of genre filmmakers, passionate about classic horror and the future of independent filmmaking. According to director/producer Lawrie Brewster, “the new Amicus will be built by and for horror fans. By championing atmospheric visuals, compelling horror writing, and traditional practical effects, we plan to transport audiences back to the golden age of British horror. Restoring Amicus is not merely about reviving a film studio, it's about rekindling a passion, honouring a rich heritage, and showcasing the power of independent filmmaking.”

The first new film under the Amicus banner will feature four segments based on classic horror stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and E.M Forster, all on the theme of medical macabre. The film has been developed in close consultation with the family of Amicus co-founder Milton Subotsky, and aims to preserve and build upon his incredible filmmaking legacy. 

IN THE GRIP OF TERROR' will star a host of UK horror icons including Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II), and Jonathan Hansler (Axed, The Devil's Business) as well as upcoming talent such as Megan Tremethick (Ghost Crew, The Lockdown Hauntings).

Brewster and his business partner Sarah Daly have grand ambitions for the future of this icon of British horror, with a series of films slated, and their campaign stretch goals including plans to secure a bricks-and-mortar home for Amicus in Scotland.

Visit the crowdfunder to find out how you can play a part in the future of Amicus Productions, and support truly independent British horror filmmaking

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Tuesday, 19 September 2023

New Merch for October from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags is commemorating 20 years of innovative horror merchandise with its first vinyl record, Spooky Sounds of the Morgue, along with collectibles from Trick 'r Treat, Sleepaway Camp 2 & 3, and more.

Immerse yourself in a macabre auditory experience with Fright-Rags' Spooky Sounds of the Morgue. Inspired by Halloween sound effects albums of yesteryear, the 7" record features two original tracks by Mike Deiure and Rocky Gray. Limited to 450, it's pressed on purple vinyl and comes with a shirt featuring the cover art.

Follow the rules of Halloween with Fright-Rags' Trick 'r Treat collection. The retro-inspired line includes a tin lunchbox with Thermos, two 32-ounce souvenir cups, and a set of six puffy stickers.

Fright-Rags goes to camp with Sleepaway Camp II & III trading cards. They come in single packs (nine cards and a sticker), factory boxes (80 cards, two stickers, and a checklist), and sealed boxes (two full base sets, two full sticker sets, two checklists, one autograph card, and a printing plate).

Other recent releases include I Spit on Your Grave, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Munsters, Trick or Treat, Sleepaway Camp, and True Romance. All of this and more is available at

If you're attending Halloween: 45 Years of Terror in Pasadena, CA from September 29 through October 1, stop by Fright-Rags' booth for convention-exclusive Halloween items, including apparel and action figures.


Christopher Lloyd stars in SPOOKY NIGHT: THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN - October

When a new pop-up Halloween store opens in a deserted shopping mall, three school friends who think they’ve outgrown trick-or-treating make a dare to spend the night locked inside the store for Halloween night. 

But they soon find out that the store is haunted by an evil spirit who has possessed the creepy animatronic characters inside! The kids will embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night and avoid becoming possessed themselves!

Featuring Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, The Addams Family) and Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That, A Tourist's Guide to Love)SPOOKY NIGHT: THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN promises haunted family fun this spooky season! 

Dazzler Media presents SPOOKY NIGHT: THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN in selected cinemas from 13 October

Own it on DVD & Download from 16 October

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Horror Novella I SAW SATAN AT THE 7-ELEVEN - publishing this Halloween

Fear and Loathing meets South Park in a screwball horror novella from the twisted mind of Christopher Brett Bailey. Part romance, part buddy comedy, part bizzarro body horror, I SAW SATAN AT THE 7-ELEVEN is a dark-as-night tale from a phenomenal new name in literary fiction.

Two miles north of Hell, a nameless deadbeat narrator spots Satan buying soy milk at the 7–Eleven. Satan's a washed-up has-been, who’s totally lost his edge. That is until he falls in love with our narrator, and the two embark on a debauched misadventure, by turns slapstick, violent, whimsical, dreamlike and tender.

Outside in the parking lot, Satan was polishing his windshield. Satan drove a Corvette, obviously. I went outside, kept my distance, eyeballed him wiping dead bugs from his wing mirrors. Clocking me, he struck a rebel pose, one foot up on the bumper, and called out, “I’m not a hippie. I’m lactose intolerant.”

“What?” I said… to Satan, “Are you talking to me?”

“Yes, I’m talking to you. I saw you eyeing up my soy milk and I want to set the record straight. I’m. No. Hippie.”

I SAW SATAN AT THE 7-ELEVEN is available from October 31st.

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