Wednesday 28 November 2012

Visit "The House at the End of the Street" this January on DVD and BD.

Terror will hit home and have you running scared when the chilling HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download this January.
Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games) stars alongside Elisabeth Shue (Piranha 3D, Back To The Future) in this edge-of-your-seat horror hit packed with heart-pounding thrills and gripping suspense.
Elissa (Lawrence) and her mother (Shue) move to a new town only to find that they are living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents.

Locals claim that the girl mysteriously vanished after the incident, but as Elissa becomes close to the girls brother, Ryan, (Max Thieriot; Jumper, The Pacifier) she learns that a dark and terrible secret still lurks within those walls and this sinister story of murder is far from over.
Weaver (Gil Bellows; The Shawshank Redemption), a local police officer, appears to be Ryan's only supporter, but soon the trust he has in Ryan will be called into question when some strange things start happening at the HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET.

Directed by Mark Tonderai (Hush, Dog Eat Dog), and produced by Peter Block (Saw I- VI), this horror thriller will have you taking a closer look at your next door neighbour for weeks to come.
See if you can solve the mystery when THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on 28 January 2013 courtesy of Momentum Pictures.
Extras on the disc comprise of a Behind the scenes feature, which includes an Interview with Jennifer Lawrence.
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Studio Canal release Urban Horror "Comedown" January 2013

STUDIOCANAL are delighted to announce the home entertainment release of "Comedown" on DVD and Blu-ray this January.
Fresh out of prison and back on the streets of London, Lloyd is determined to stay on the straight and narrow for the sake of his girlfriend, Jemma, and unborn child.
However, the lure of some fast cash proves too much to resist, so Lloyd and five childhood friends take on the seemingly easy job of rigging up a pirate radio station aerial at the top of a deserted tower block.
Reaching the top and settling down, much to the disappointment of Lloyd, it is clear his friends want a party. Things soon get out of control and when pregnant Jemma goes missing, the group starts to fear that they are not alone.

Searching the dark interiors of the abandoned building, they are slowly picked off one by one, each death more gruesome and savage than the last.   
Packed with suspense and grisly deaths, Comedown will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. 
Directed by Menhaj Huda (Kidulthood), "Comedown" stars a host of UK acting talent including: Geoff Bell (War Horse), Adam Deacon (Adulthood), Jacob Anderson (, Calum McNab (Outside Bet), Duane Henry (The Dark Knight Rises), Sophie Stuckey (The Woman in Black) and Jessica Barden (Tamara Drewe).
The film hits UK DVD and Blu-Ray on 28th January. Extras on the discs include a Behind the Scenes feature and Interviews with the Director and cast. 
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Sunday 25 November 2012

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D - Poster Artwork

Behold the poster artwork for the new "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" film.
Intended as a sequel to the original, which ignores the remakes, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" hits UK cinemas January 9th, 2013.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Sound of my Voice - UK DVD review.

Twentieth Century Fox recently got in touch to tell us about their new film "Sound of my Voice" and were kind enough to send me a review disc to take a look at, so here's my review...

A young couple, Peter (Christopher Denham of "Shutter Island" fame) and Lorna (Nicoel Vicius) are looking at breaking out of their humdrum jobs and getting into the world of investigative journalism. Hoping to do an expose on religious cults, they start with a local group who's enigmatic leader Maggie (Britt Marling - "Another Earth") claims to be from the future.
Having been initiated into the group, they begin to dig into the cults activities with a view to exposing their leader as a fraud. But the deeper they get involved with them, the more Peter finds himself drawn towards Maggie's stories. Even when his girlfriend Lorna uncovers just who this Maggie really is...
Not strictly a horror movie, this is really more of a psychological thriller. Sadly though the movie just didn't work for me, as it seemed really slow and I prefer films that are bit more action packed, which this wasn't. In fact this kind of felt like it was intended as a TV episode for a detective drama or something, but was expanded to feature length, as there seemed to be a lot of padding in the plot.
There was an interesting twist in the end, but it leaves a lot of questions unanswered. If you enjoy psychological thrillers you might enjoy this, but lovers of mainstream horror features may not.
The disc is bare bones, and devoid of any supplemental material.
The films is available on both DVD and Blu-Ray and is released to stores Nov 26th.
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Monday 19 November 2012

"Day of the Undead" 2012 - Festival Report!

My take on the days events at the 2012 "Day of the Undead" Festival of Zombie Culture, including reviews of some upcoming films!

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OK, I was at the "Day of the Undead" horror festival in Leicester last weekend, amongst the many films and shorts screened was this highly amusing web series called "Bumbloods" (think "Peep Show" crossed with "Dawn of the Dead") Here's the first episode, you can checkout the other eps on YouTube.

You can view the remaining episodes on the official Bumbloods YouTube Channel

Sunday 18 November 2012

Grabbers invade UK cinemas

The blood-curdling, booze-soaked horror comedy GRABBERS invades UK cinemas on December 26, courtesy of Vertigo Films.
The sleepy coastal community of Erin Island is about to receive some unexpected visitors. Vicious extra terrestrial predators have landed and they’ve got a thirst on.... for blood. With razor sharp tentacles and an insatiable hunger, the alien creatures are about to indulge in a feeding frenzy the likes of which has never been seen before.
With a storm fast approaching and with no means of escape, it’s down to the charming but heavy-drinking Policeman CiarĂ¡n O'Shea (Richard Coyle - Pusher) and his enthusiastic new recruit, Garda Lisa Nolan, (Ruth Bradley - TV’s Primeval) to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.
Will the locals find enough Dutch courage to survive The Grabbers? Find out Dec 26th.
Following its thetrical run, the film will be then be released to UK DVD and Blu-Ray on the 31st.
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Joe Dante's Piranha hits UK Blu-Ray this January.

Killer fish are the order of the day in Joe Dante’s original cult classic Piranha, which comes to UK Blu-ray for the first time from Second Sight Films.
From the director of The Howling and Gremlins and starring Bradford Dillman (Sudden Impact), Heather Menzies (Logan’s Run), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Keenan Wynn (Once Upon a Time in the West), Barbara Steele (The Pit and The Pendulum) and Dick Miller (The Terminator), Piranha makes its Blu-ray debut complete with some outstanding bonus features on 28 January 2013.

When two teen hikers disappear around Lost River Lake, private detective Maggie McKeown teams up with the local drunk to search for clues. Their investigation takes them to a secret military base where they inadvertently let loose an experimental strain of mutant piranha. Now the guests at every resort downriver are on the menu.
Produced by legendary B-movie master Roger Corman, and screen-written by the brilliant John Sayles, Piranha is a tasty 70s gorefest classic to get your teeth into.
Bonus features include:
• Audio Commentary with Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison
• Behind the Scenes
• Making of
• Outtakes
• Stills Gallery
• Radio and TV Spots
• Includes English subtitles for hard of hearing

The disc will be available to pre-order from Amazon shortly.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

UK Festival of Zombie Culture - Sat 17th Nov - Leicester

If you're near Leicester this weekend, Terror4Fun are having their annual "UK Festival of Zombie Culture" at the Pheonix Square Arts Cinema.
Highlights include...

• 13 hours of Zombie Films
• Guest stars including Charlie Higson and Dominic Brunt
• The Arcade of the Dead – Retro Zombie Games to die for
• Best dressed Zombie Award – Come Dressed to Impress
• Zombie Killing Challenge – Kill the Undead on a Cinema Screen
• Make Up Artists – Make you look like your favourite cadaver
• Zombie Authors – Signing books and talking about zombies
• Goodie Bags – 1st 250 people through the door get lucky !!!
• Horror Traders – Zombie Shop & Terror4fun open all event
• Spot Prizes, giveaways, themed food & drink
Film list is as follows...
12.00 Noon - ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (1979):WORLD PREMIERE: HD VERSION... Lucio Fulci created the film that would challenge Romeros reign as King of the Zombies and for the first time on the Big Screen we are able to show the restored version before its release on Blu-Ray...
14.10 - MURALIM (201)): UK PREMIERE and a Programme of Shorts... Israels 1st Ever Zombie Film... This movie pits a young conscript against hordes of the living dead during passover... Culturally Significant... YES... Awesome slice of Zombie Action... SURE...
16.10 - BEFORE DAWN (2012): With intro from Director & Actor Dominic Brunt... More famous as Paddy the Vet from Emmerdale, Yes, that's right, Dominic has created this truly brilliant slice of British Zombie Horror and will be introducing it here, at the UK Festival of Zombie Culture...
CHARLIE HIGSON TIME!!! Charlie Higson will be doing a reading from his latest book 'The Sacrifice' and talking zombies before doing a book signing with the Team from Puffin and Waterstones... Plus this is the time to get a drink, order some food and 'smoke em if you got em...'
19.15 -THE ESCHATRILOGY (2012): With Intro and Q&A with Director & Producer… Is a trio of zombie shorts about the end of the world and it's effects on the family unit. The film boasts a huge cast and fantastic make up and special effects, it has also included nearly 350 locals and extras combined for the three films.
21.30 - GANGSTERS, GUNS AND ZOMBIES (2012) UK PREMIERE A getaway driver for a group of hard core gangsters finds himself up against a slightly more unexpected enemy than the boys in blue when his latest job coincides with the start of a zombie apocalypse.
23.20 - COCKNEYS Vs ZOMBIES (2012) A bunch of East-enders fight their way out of a zombie infested London, lead by an unlikely gang of amateur banks robbers and foul-mouthed plucky pensioners. Starring Michelle Ryan, Honor Blackman and Harry
Special Guests include...
Charlie Higson... TV Star (The Fast Show) and Zombie Author will be attending the event to read from his latest book 'The Sacrifice' and to sign copies of this and the other books in his Zombie Series...
Dominic Brunt... Soap Opera Royalty and Zombie Film Director, will be introducing his film Before Dawn...
David Moody... Critically Acclaimed Author of the Autumn and Hater Series of Book...
Wayne Symmons... Horror Author and Ink Collector...
Damian Morter... Director and Actor - The Eschatrilogy... Intro'ing his own movie...
Luke Duffy... Ex Para, Security Specialist and Apocalyptic Zombie Author of 'When There's No More Room in Hell'
Sean T. Page... Zombie Survival Specialist, Author and Undead Expert
Adam Millard... Prolific Horror Author and Tatooed Zombie Lover... Catch him and his posse at the event...
Major Jack Union... Adventurer, Ladies Man and author of 'How to Bag a Jabberwock - A Practical Guide to Monster Hunting'.

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Monday 12 November 2012

Zombie Flesh-Eaters - UK Special Edition from Arrow Films

On Monday 3rd December, Arrow Video are set to release a newly restored version of Lucio Fulci’s controversial horror masterpiece ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Steelbook.
Hailing from the now infamous “Video Nasty” era of horror films, Zombie Flesh Eaters became an unstoppable cult hit upon its release in 1979. The film divided opinion across the globe and came up against opposition in many territories for the sheer amount of bloody content and its high gore-factor.
The original cut of Zombie Flesh Eaters was banned in the UK upon release, and the film that appeared in cinemas was an edited version with a full 2 minutes of brutality stripped out to get past the classification board. These new high definition restored editions contain the full unedited film, as Fulci made them to be seen.
Painstakingly restored from the original camera negative, ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS stands-out as one of the famed distributor’s biggest ever (and best looking) restoration projects. This landmark horror release contains a wealth of special features, additional collector’s material, and never-before-seen extras including optional English / Italian opening titles, a UK exclusive introduction to the film from lead actor Ian McCulloch, plus a number of brand new featurettes.
Extras on the discs are listed as follows...

- A brand new HD restoration of the original negative with optional English and Italian opening titles
- Optional English SDH subtitles for English audio / a new English subtitles translation for Italian audio
- Optional original, restored Italian and English Mono 2.0 audio
- Audio commentary with screenwriter Elisa Briganti, moderated by Calum Waddell
- Audio commentary with Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower and horror expert Alan Jones
- UK exclusive introduction to the film from Ian McCulloch
- “FROM ROMERO TO ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ITALIAN ZOMBIE FILM” – Veteran Fulci screenwriters Dardano Sacchetti (THE BEYOND) and Antonio Tentori (CAT IN THE BRAIN), celebrated UK critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION), Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Russ Streiner (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) plus many more share memories of the genesis of corpse -crunching cinema - from Romero's early templates to the gory glory days of Fulci and his many successors.
- “THE MEAT MUNCHING MOVIES OF GINO DE ROSSI” – The special effects magician behind many Italian splatter classics talks about his most famous gore-drenched greats - and shows props from many plasma-packed masterworks - including ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, CANNIBAL FEROX, BURIAL GROUND and PIRANHA II.
- “ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS - FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN” – Dardano Sacchetti shows key pages from his original ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD screenplay.
- Trailers and TV spots
- Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Fulci biographer Stephen Thrower, a new interview with star Olga Karlatos by Calum Waddell, a history of Zombie Flesh Eaters and the BBFC by Craig Lapper , one of the board’s senior examiners, and extracts of the original ‘Nightmare Island’ 1978 script including unfilmed, alternate, and more gory sequences as well as a Lucio Fulci CV compiled by Jay Slater.

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Sightseers - New 60s Trailer

New trailer is online for the new horror comedy "Sightseers". Check it out below....

The film hits UK cinemas November 30th.



Following the inaugural sell-out showing of INBRED, Horror Club, created by Horror Channel, will host its second event at The Horse Hospital on Tuesday Dec 4 from 7pm with an exclusive preview screening of Julian Richard’s spine-chilling SHIVER.

This special event, open to all horror fans, will be introduced by Horror Channel's Emily Booth and genre expert/writer Billy Chainsaw. Chainsaw will interview Richards after the screening.
Richards, an award-winning writer and director, is best known for his ground-breaking serial killer shockumentary THE LAST HORROR MOVIE and the haunting SUMMER SCARS, which won two British Academy Awards.
Julian said today: It's terrific news that Horror Club will be presenting SHIVER in December. I can't wait for the opportunity to watch the film in the company of hard core horror fans"
Entry is free and seats can be won by entering a competition exclusively through The Horror Channel, by clicking HERE

The Sound of My Voice on DVD and BD

Take a leap into the unknown when Sound of My Voice is released on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment this November.
From Brit Marling, the acclaimed writer and star of Another Earth, this indie psycho-drama has something radical to reveal.
When documentary filmmakers Peter (Christopher Denham: Shutter Island) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius: 500 Days of Summer) infiltrate a mysterious cult led by an enigmatic young woman, Maggie (Brit Marling:  Another Earth, Political Disasters), they get more than they bargained for.
The serene but suspicious leader claims to be a traveller from the year 2054 whose vocation is to save a chosen few and prepare them for what lies ahead...
Mesmerising and manipulative, Maggie drives the young couple to question – does she truly hold the key to enlightenment or is she simply the creator of a cruel conspiracy?
The film hits UK video shelves 26th November. Extras include a Making-Of feature and feature about the Maggie character.
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Thursday 8 November 2012

X-Game DVD review

Danger After Dark recently sent me a copy of their new release "X-Game" to take a look at which is out later this month.
The film centres around Japanese teenager Hideaki Kokubo, who finds a DVD with an X on the cover. Playing the disc in his machine, the film appears to be some sort of low budget horror film, showing a man being tortured.
But the methods in which he's being brutalised brings back some disturbing memories of his school days, in which one of the girls in his class was routinely harrased and forced to play a violent "punishment game".
Shortly afterwards, Hideaki finds himself being kidnapped by a mysterious hooded figure and subsequently held in a room resembling his former school room, along with several of his old classmates. Where they are forced to play a more violent version of the game by more of the mysterious hooded figures.
The film is in Japanese with English subs, and was in many ways reminiscent of the original "Saw" film (before they became those overly bloody torture-porn style films as the series went on). It was by director Yohei Fukuda, who also gave us the infamous "Grotesque", and is quite bloody in places, though also manages to be quite funny at times.
Those with a warped sense of humour will defineitely enjoy this.
No news of what extras will be on the disc (if any).

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Thursday 1 November 2012

Hansel and Gretal - Witch Hunters

Checkout the trailer for the upcoming film "Hansel and Gretal - Witch Hunters", starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, which hits UK cinemas in March 2013.

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Winter Chills on the Horror Channel.

If you're yearning for some post-Halloween horrors, the Horror Channel (UK) are showing a season of "Winter Chills" this November, featuring some truly snow filled spine-tingling premieres.
The season kicks off Nov 9th. With DEAD SNOW, in which the hills are alive – with undead Nazis in this beautifully nasty horror comedy by director Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters). Which sees eight medical students head out on their vacation, only to realise they came to the wrong resort, as deep in the hills lay an unthinkable evil. 
The season continues with BLOOD RUNS COLD on November 10th. Swedish director Sonny Laguna gives the slasher genre a welcome Scandinavian make-over. Record-producer Winona heads to her hometown on the outskirts of Stockholm for a break... Shortly after settling in, she invites a former boyfriend and a couple to the house. But there is an unknown presence stirring within the house, one that has been waiting for the right moment to strike.
Wrapping up the season is sci-fi horror thriller THE THAW (2009) Directed by Mark A Lewis, it stars Val Kilmer as Dr. Krupien the head of a team of ecology students, who are examining a melting ice cap in the Arctic.  When Krupien unearths a prehistoric specimen the likes of which has never been seen, he summons four of his brightest students to take part in the excavation. But the melting polar ice-cap has released a deadly pre-historic parasite.

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