Monday 27 August 2012

Dredd - Behind the Scenes

Checkout the following behind the scenes featurette for the movie "Dredd" which hits UK cinemas September 7th...

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Please note Sept 21 refers to the US release date, the UK release is Sept 7th.

Saturday 25 August 2012

Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue - Preview Video Tour of the Filming Locations...

OK, last year whilst coming back from the Lake District, I went round some of the locations used in the film "The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue", that were filmed on the outskirts of Cumbria and around Manchester itself.

Recently I spent a couple of days touring round the remaining filming locations that were shot around Derbyshire, most notably in and around Castleton and Dovedale. I've just started putting a video togethor, but in the meantime, checkout this preview...

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Tuesday 21 August 2012

The Walking Dead Brain Burger Diner?????

OK, THIS has got to be one of the WEIRDEST promotions for a horror related DVD release I've ever seen, but it seems that the folk behind the release of "The Walking Dead : Series 2" have got togethor with some caterer to produce some rather "unique" dishes consisting of brains and offal, which will be given away free to followers of the official "Walking Dead Series 2" UK Facebook page, which they'll be dishing up around London.

Anyway, from the press release...

The booming London street food scene will face a new challenger to the taste crown this week as the first mobile gastronomers to offer a menu made up entirely of brains and offal roll into town.
Certain to cater to the tastes of customers both dead and alive who have a penchant for the innermost of body parts, The Gory Gourmet was created to celebrate next week’s release of zombie thriller series The Walking Dead Season 2, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 27th August.
The delectable delicacies on offer will utilise meaty morsels that are all too often overlooked with a tantalising menu devised and developed by street food king, chef Mark Jankel. Formerly of Notting Hill Brasserie and now running the wildly successful mobile food company Street Kitchen, Mark will work his magic to freshly prepare the food on site.
The menu comprises three delicious brain dishes with some offally good sides, all using responsibly sourced British ingredients …

The Menu:
Big Brain Burger
Brain burger with smoked mustard mayo, lettuce and cheese in a sesame seed bun
Crispy Brain Dippers
Crispy chunks of brain with barbecue sauce
Brain Salad Wrap
Crispy chunks of brain with wild rocket and tarragon mayo

Feet and Thyroid Nuggets
Nuggets of pig’s feet and cow thyroid with herb mayo
Skewered Hearts
Grilled beef heart skewers with horseradish mayo

On Wednesday 22nd August, The Gory Gourmet will park up at world-renowned Camden Lock Market, just inside the entrance to Camden Lock Place, and will give away free servings of the dishes on offer to the lucky customers who are first in the lunchtime queue from 12.30pm.
On Thursday 23rd, it will move on to a Lower Marsh Market, Waterloo for another lunchtime serving up the dishes to hungry Londoners, again on a first-come-first served basis. Potential customers will be able to track the trailer’s progress by visiting and will also be asked to check in to the Facebook Location: The Gory Gourmet – before redeeming their free meal.
Further locations will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
So if you're around Camden or Waterloo on those days, aren't too fussy about what you eat and feel like some free grub, check them out.
More info on how to claim your free Brain Burgers here.. "Walking Dead Brain Burger Van"

Monday 20 August 2012

Total Recall - special featurette

Checkout the scenes from the films premiere with Colin Farell, Bill Nighey, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. The fim hits UK cienams August 29th.

Looking forward to this one myself, be interesting to see how this stacks up against the Arnie version!

Don't watch if you're scared of dentists....

Be sure to watch right till the end.... :-)

Tuesday 14 August 2012

[Rec]3 : Genesis

For those of you pining for more Spanish zombie mayhem, "[REC]3 : Genesis" will be hitting UK DVD and Blu-Ray in September. Ditching the "found footage" perspective of the first 2, this latest installment see's newlyweds Koldo and Clara's big day turned into a bloodbath, when members of their wedding party get infected by the disease that plagued the first 2 films and a battle of people vs zombies quickly ensues.

With a wedding this memorable, I can't wait to see how the honeymoon turns out.

Anyway, checkout the trailer below...

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Monday 13 August 2012

New Olympic Sport!

The Olympics may be over, but checkout this new event. The 10m lurch (from the forthcoming film, "Cockney's Vs Zombies").

The film is released to UK cinemas August 31.

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Sunday 12 August 2012

The Lost Coast Tapes!

Starring DREW RAUSCH (Battleship), FRANK ASHMORE (V – 80’s series) THE LOST COAST TAPES is the latest horror from G2 Pictures and is sure to cause a panic when it hits stores 3rd September.

A highly acclaimed investigative journalist sees a news report on a ‘Bigfoot Hunter’ who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch.

He believes the man is a phony and decides to create a new show that reveals people's paranormal claims as hoaxes. He assembles a crew and heads to Northern California's ‘Lost Coast’ to meet and interview the man.

But as night falls around his remote cabin deep in the woods, they find that the story is not just real, but more strange and terrifying than they could have ever possibly imagined...

Also starring ASHLEY WOOD, who recently starred in Prime Suspect USA, THE LOST COAST TAPES is sure to keep the search for Bigfoot well and truly….alive.

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Zombie Killers!!!!

KILL ZOMBIE! is one of the most highly anticipated horror films of the year - a blood-thirsty, super-sharp zombie romp that genre fans are going to devour.

When a Russian Space station crash lands on a city, a deadly virus spreads, turning the inhabitants into psychopathic flesh eaters.

After spending the night safely locked up in a jail cell, two brothers and two crazy criminals emerge to find their hometown devastated, and at the centre of a zombie outbreak.

When one of the brothers receives a cry for help from a survivor, they join forces with the local police officer and embark on a reluctant rescue mission, pitting their wits, and risking their lives against these mutant killers.

The film is a visual feast from start to finish. Expect limbs to fly in this explosive bloody battle between good and evil!

The film will be premiered at "Frightfest" on the 25th August, before coming to DVD on 17 September.

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Saturday 11 August 2012

The Hamitons Return.....

OK, you remember that wierd Vampire drama "The Hamiltons" by the Butcher Brothers, that came out back in 2006? Well for those of you pining for more, they've returned in this latest adventure "The Thompsons".

Re-uniting the 4 principal cast members, Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer, and Mackenzie Firgens as the dysfunctional vampire family, a bloodbath at a local gas station means they have to go on the run, which eventually sees them resurfacing in the U.K. with a new identity as The Thompsons.

Desperate for protection in this unfamiliar country, the deadly family seeks out the help of a shadowy underground group rumoured to be sympathetic to vampires.

Set and filmed mostly in the UK, THE THOMPSONS  is a bloodthirsty, action-packed sequel from The Butcher Brothers.and is being screened at FrightFest on the 26th August 2012. With a DVD release available from 15th October.

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Michael Biehn is Bereaved!

High Fliers Films recently got in touch to tell us about Steven Mena’s dark and harrowing "Bereavement" which they're releasing to UK DVD this October.

Young Martin Bristol has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to feel no physical pain. Graham Sutter is a deranged psychopath who kidnaps the young boy from outside his house and forces him to become an unwilling participant in the mindless slaughter of his innocent victims.

Abducting young women and taking them to his farmhouse in Pennsylvania for sacrificial slayings. His atrocities have gone unnoticed for many years, that is until bright young thing Allison moves into the area to live with her uncle and becomes suspicious of goings on at the farm.

Once Sutter’s crazed world has been discovered, all hell is unleashed. Can Allison save Martin or is he destined for a fate worse than death? This disturbing tale explores the effect that extreme brutality has on a young child who has not yet learned the difference between good and evil.

Featuring a sterling cast including horror stalwart Michael Biehn (Planet Terror, Aliens, The Terminator), Alexandra Daddario and Nolan Gerrard Funk, Bereavement comes to UK DVD on 1 October 2012.

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Wednesday 8 August 2012

Cockneys VS Zombies!!!!!!!

Checkout the trailer for the new zombie comedy "Cockneys Vs Zombies", in which the East End of London literally "goes to hell" as a zombie plague threatens to wipe out the cockney way of life. Veteran British comedy actor Richard Briers and "Avengers" star Honor Blackman (not the marvel version) both star alongside Alan Ford and former "East Enders" star Michelle Ryan.

The Walking Dead : Series 2 - UK box set review

The Walking Dead series 2 hits UK DVD and Blu-Ray this month courtesy of eOne entertainment and they were kind enough to furnish me with a review copy to take a look at.

I won’t review each individual episode, otherwise we’ll be here all night, but to summerise, the series picks up right after series 1, as we follow Rick Grimes and his group of survivors as they attempt to get out of Atlanta and end up seeking refuge at a remote farmhouse just off the highway. Only to find it might not be the safe haven they anticipated.

Packed with even more blood, guts and gore the series features a lot of twists and turns, including the introduction of some new characters and some shock departures culminating in the action packed finale, as the group continue their struggle in a world over run by the walking dead.

The DVD box set contains all 13 episodes spread across 4 discs, the Blu-ray has them spread over 3 discs. Both sets contain the same special features, which are as follows.

“All The Guts Inside”, which shows how Greg Nicotero and his effects team did the effects for the zombie autopsy in the opening episode “What Lies Ahead”

“Live Or Let Die”, in which Producer Gale Anne Hurd and comic author Robert Kirkman examines the story arc between Rick Grimes and Shane Walsh and how it compares to the original comic boo

“The Meat Of The Music” takes us through how composer Bear McCreary writes, composes and conducts the music for the show, complete with interviews with him and the orchestra.

“Fire On Set”, takes a look at the farm used for Herschel’s farm, showing us how they found the location, constructed the extra buildings and filmed the climatic season finale in which they burned the sets to the ground.

“The Ink Is Alive”, Comic book author Robert Kirkman explains how he and the series writers adapted the show from the comic books, and how they chose to make it different and why.

“The Sound Of The Effects”, Foley artists Greg Barbanell  and shelly roden show how the sound effects for each episode where done

“In The Dead Water”, shows how they created the scene with the zombie stuck down the well

“You Could Make a Killing”, which is essentially a behind the scenes making of special of the episode “Judge, Jury, Executioner”, which Greg Nicotero directed himself.

“She Will Fight”, shows how Andrea (Laurie Holden’s character) develops across the series.

“Wardrobe of The Walking Dead”. Costume designer Eulyn Womble (yes that’s her actual name) shows how they dress the zombies for each episode

“The Cast On Season 2”, essentially a preview feature that would have been shown on the TV networks prior to series 2 being screened, in which each cast member reveals a bit about what’s going to happen to their characters over the course of the series.

Each feature runs approximately 10 minutes long and features interviews with the cast and crew.

Then there are the deleted scenes, from the episodes "What Lies Ahead", "Save The Last One" "Secrets", "Pretty Much Dead Already", "Nebraska", "Judge, Jury, Executioner"  "Better Angels" and "Beside The Dying Fire".

Most of which are just extraneous dialogue, showing the group sitting around Herschell’s farm or looking for Sophia, who goes missing in one episode. Though some of the highlights include a cut scene from episode 1 where we find out a bit more about what happened to the gang who were looking after the old folk in the previous series, and Dale finding some preacher broadcasting on the radio, which he takes exception to.

Each scene also has an optional audio commentary track with executive producer Glen Mazzara, which gives a bit more insight into why they filmed them and why ultimately they were cut.

The UK box sets also have an additional “character profile” feature, which is not included on the US set. However, I am unable to review this feature as it was not included in the review copy I got. But irrespective, of whether it’s a worthy addition, there’s plenty of other good stuff on here fans of the series will be delighted with.

The Walking Dead series 2 is released on UK DVD and Blu-Ray August 27th.

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Friday 3 August 2012

Scala Beyond - Film Festival

Scala Beyond, a 6 week nationwide film season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition will be taking place at venues across the UK from 18TH AUGUST to 29TH SEPTEMBER 2012.

With over 100 (and rising!) different exhibitors from Newcastle to Birmingham, Glasgow to Brighton, putting on over 175 screenings of 250+ films, including double and triple bills, outdoor screenings, interactive events and live rescores, and of course the legendary all-nighters, this year’s season promises to offer something for everyone, with all of the tie-in events featured on a new website (see links below)

The full programme is now available at online with links to all the exhibitors and events taking place at

For the latest news, follow the season via Twitter

Scala Beyond is supported by Film London through National Lottery Funding on behalf of the BFI.

Frightfest Screening Timetable

For those of you going to this years Frightfest in London this August, the organisers have just published their schedule of events.


The event runs from the 23-27 Aug at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square London. Weekend passes have sold out, but tickets to individual films are still available.

For more info, visit the FrightFest website at

Thursday 2 August 2012

Paranormal Activity 4 (yes FOUR)!!!!!!

Yes, they've made another one, here's the trailer...

The film hits UK cinemas October 19th, visit the official website at

Basket Case Trilogy, coming to UK Blu-Ray and DVD

Following the huge success of the release of "Return Of The Living Dead", Second Sight Films now bring the wonderfully warped "Basket Case – The Trilogy" to special edition UK Blu-ray and DVD.

One of the essential repeat rentals for any self-respecting horror fan in the early 1980s, Frank Henenlotter’s cult classic Basket Case and the gloriously psychotic sequels it spawned are collected together in one of the most twisted and enjoyable horror trilogies ever made.

This bumper release will hit UK shelves on 22 October 2012 as a limited edition three-disc steelbook and special edition DVD, complete with newly commissioned bonus material produced by bonus feature specialists Severin Films.

Bonus features include : What's in the Basket - A retrspective documentary on the trilogy, featuring the director, cast & crew. Interview with Graham Humphries, an interview with the legendary poster artist. Plus there are additional features that accompany the main film, including : Introduction by director Frank Henenlotter, Audio commentary track, out-takes and behind the scenes footage. The Hotel Broslin (short film), trailer and radio spots, behind the scenes and promotional artwork gallery.

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A film that will make you "LIVID"!!!!

STUDIOCANAL recently got in touch to tell us about their new release "LIVID", which is being released on DVD and Blu-ray this month. 

From the are producers of "INSIDE", Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo's,  LIVID, stars Chloé Coullaud as Lucie, an in-home caregiver in a gloomy seaside town in Brittany. Assigned to the estate of a Mrs Jessel. Mrs. Jessel lies in a cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Lucie learns from her trainer that Mrs. Jessel, once a dance instructor who lost her only daughter years, has hidden a treasure in her home that she's holding onto as part of her final will.

Upon retelling this story to her boyfriend, William (Félix Moati), the two along with William's brother, Ben (Jérémy Kapone), decide to go to the woman's home late on Halloween night and find the treasure for themselves. As the house reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar, their hunt for the Jessel treasure leads them into ahorrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucie's life forever.

Already screened to great praise at festivals, including Frightfest's Halloween all nighter, LIVID is a scary and visually stylish slice of gothic horror which should please gorehounds and art house buffs alike.

Extras on the discs include :Trailer, Making Of feature, Interviews with Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo, Marie-Claude Pietragalia, Catherine Jacob, Félix Moati & JérémyKapone.

The film is released to DVD and Blu-Ray August 13.

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Ross Noble will have you in "STITCHES"

Coming to UK cinemas in October, get ready for a Coulrophobic’s delight as DEAD MEAT director Conor McMahon sends in the clowns for red nosed murderous mischief.

Jaded Richard Grindle is the sleaziest clown working the children’s party circuit in Ireland. Arriving late to one birthday, his timing is off, the bratty kids a nightmare and a prank goes horribly wrong - he falls on a kitchen knife and goes to that Big Top in the sky.

Years later the same nasty kids attend another more grown up bash. Little do they know, thanks to a black magic clown cult, Stitches will be the uninvited guest of honour seeking revenge on those responsible for his untimely death. Laughs and gore combine in this twisted tale of one very bad clown.

Starring funny man ROSS NOBLE, voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic in a Channel 4 poll, it’s the black comedy horror to leave you in STITCHES.

The film is released to UK Cinemas 26th October 2012, in time for Halloween!