Thursday 30 April 2015

Special screening of "Lost Soul - Richard Stanley's Dr Moreau" documentary in Notts.

There is to be a special screening of the documentary "LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU" at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham in May.
Charting the famously disastrous attempt by cult filmmaker Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware) to make the definitive version of the classic HG Wells story, starring a spectacularly destructive Marlon Brando and facing off against an equally destructive tropical storm, mutiny and an angry Hollywood studio. This is the Lost In La Mancha of cult-movie madness.
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The screening has been organised by the chaps behind the Mayhem Horror Festival and Strange Things Happening website.
The film is being screened at The Broadway cinema in Nottingham (UK) on Sunday the 31st May.
To book tickets and for more info visit the Broadway Cinemas Website
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"It Follows" coming to UK disc and VOD June.

Coming to UK DVD, BD and VOD this June. It doesn’t think, it doesn’t feel, and it doesn’t give up. After her dream date goes badly wrong, 19-year- old Jay (Maika Monroe) discovers that a mysterious curse has been passed on to her.

She begins to experience terrifying visions and the feeling that she is being followed wherever she goes. Only she seems able to see these deadly pursuers, who walk slowly towards her with only one purpose – to kill.

Jay is in a race against time and must prove to her friends that she is in deadly terror and convince them to help her combat the seemingly unstoppable ‘It’ before it gets her.

A genuinely scary thrill ride that will stay with you for days afterwards, featuring a stunning break-out performance from Maika Monroe, "It Follows" is a benchmark horror classic for a new generation of fright fans.

The film is released to UK DVD, VOD & Download from Monday 29th June 2015 from Icon entertainment.

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Wednesday 29 April 2015

"Deadly Waters" - A review

“Deadly Waters” marks the feature film directorial debut of Catherine Carpenter and Tyler-James, who shared dual directing duties on the film and they were kind enough to send me a copy to take a look at.
Set at a remote coastal resort (actually Brighton), a young couple head on down to the beach one evening, for a bit of late night rumpy-pumpy and in doing so, break the cardinal sin of having sex in a horror film. As a result, the 2 are subsequently slaughtered mid-coitus, by something mysterious that emerges from the water (and no, it isn’t Ariel the Little Mermaid).
Anyway, a young reporter, Jake (Bruce Langley), has been investigating the deaths to see if there’s anything to tie them to a number of other mysterious disappearances there over the years. 
Some of the old folk tell tales about mysterious creatures that live in the waters of their coastal town, but of course, no one takes them seriously. But when Jake finds himself lured to the beach one evening, by the sound of a mysterious, yet enchanting, song and encounters a mysterious girl. He finds that its never wise to ignore the ramblings of the local loony/wise old sage in a horror film.
This marks the start of a series of bizarre encounters and even more bizarre series of deaths in the town and it seems his latest news story might just be the death of him yet!
Filmed on practically a zero budget, the directors make the best of their limited means. The film is competently shot and I liked the concept of the so called ‘monsters’ in the film being Sirens (kind of like Mermaids), who are based on creatures from Greek mythology.
The cast features a lot of first time actors, who make an OK job at delivering their lines and telling the story. But as you would expect, its not quite Royal Shakespear company standards.
I do think the film would have worked better in a more remote location though, like a small Cornish fishing village or something, as opposed to a big tourist resort like Brighton. However, when you’re working with limited means, you have to do the best with what’s available and I think the film makers did a more than respectable job in that respect.
To summarise, I liked the films central premise and feel the film makers did a good job bringing their idea to the screen with the means available. But whether you will like this film will greatly depend on whether you like these ultra low budget indie horrors.
I will say though, that this is certainly the most terrifying movie to be filmed in Brighton since “Carry on Girls” (oh my singular wit) and I look forward to seeing their next movie!
You can view the trailer on YouTube HERE
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Robin Hardy to introduce "Wicker Man" screening with real Wicker Man burning

On 2nd May at The Verulam Arms pub in St Albans (UK), there will be a celebration of the onset of Spring in true pagan fashion.
There'll be feasting and fun all day, with special beer flavoured with foraged woodruff (a traditional May delicacy in Germanic cultures). Morris Dancers, a visit from the mythical Green Man (the personification of greenery returning to the fields and forests), and, finally, taking California's burning man festival back to its English historical roots, the ceremonial burning of a wicker man.
Yes, really.
 Then, to top it all off, There's a screening the restored final cut of "The Wicker Man", introduced for us by our guest of honour, Robin Hardy, the director of the film!
There'll also be music from The Princes in the Tower, who are quickly becoming their resident medieval troubadours.
 Midday - 6pm: Feasting and fun, games and music
 6pm: Princes in the Tower play first set of medieval tunes.
 8pm: The lighting of the wicker man, evocatively accompanied by more music from the Princes.
 9pm: Screening of The Final Cut of The Wicker Man, introduced by Robin Hardy, the director of the film!

The event takes place at...

The Verulam Arms
41 Lower Dagnall Street
St Albans (UK)

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Hellraiser documentary "LEVIATHAN" launches WORLD WIDE

April 13th saw the release of a documentary film fans have been eagerly waiting for.
“Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser” is the full and complete history of Clive Barker’s classics Hellraiser (1987) and its sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988)
Not only are the two films considered to be true classics of the genre, but they also portray a unique twist on the traditional horror film norms by avoiding the overly frequent cinematic clichés. The films delve deep into what drives human beings and their desires, in a way no other films of their type have ever come close to achieving.
The two part documentary is a six hour fully comprehensive look at the production skills and the creative vision behind one of cinemas classic horror film sagas.
Led by director K. John McDonagh over thirty member of the cast and production team were interviewed during the production of “Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser”. These interviews uncovered all sorts of secrets and either confirmed or disproved many myths and rumours that have existed around the two films for decades.
Following a successful crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter, which raised in excess of £16,000, the team were even able to head to Los Angeles where they interviewed members of the cast, production team and some of Clive Barker’s nearest and dearest.
“It’s be an amazing adventure, we’ve felt like archaeologists at times, uncovering the history of the production. We’ve discovered things that no one else will have ever known about these films and developed a great insight from the people who made them.” – McDonagh

The DVD is available now and this independent production will meet the demand for the background story created by fans around the world.
You can purchase your copy of this amazing documentary direct from the Leviathan website

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Viewers to get SAVAGED on the Horror Channel (UK) in May

Horror Channel’s film highlights for May includes the UK TV premiere for director Michael S. Ojeda’s provocative and compelling SAVAGED, Sat 16 May @ 22:55.
THE CROW meets I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE in this viciously gory supernatural shocker.
Travelling across country to be with her fiancé, deaf mute Zoe (the entrancing Amanda Adrienne) stumbles on a horrific crime. Zoe’s brave attempt to intervene seals her fate; she's brutalized and left for dead. When an Indian shaman finds her clinging to life in a shallow grave he attempts to save her – but in the mystical process the spirit of an ancient Apache warrior enters her corpse hell-bent on revenge. But can she slaughter the men who attacked her in time before her body decomposes completely?
Also on the Horror Channel in May...
Fri 15 May @ 21:00 – PAINTBALL (2009) * UK TV Premiere
Eight strangers engaged in an intense game of experts-only paintball find their friendly game taking a terrifying turn when one of the team begins playing by a different set of rules.
Fri 1 May @ 21:00 – MESSENGERS 2: SACRECROW (2009) - *UK TV Premiere
In this prequel to the Pang Brothers' terrifying debut, the eerie backstory of farmer John Rollins (Norman Reedus) plays out in all its bone-chilling glory. Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, John places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. But not for long.
Fri 8 May @ 21.00 – MINE GAMES (2012) *Network Premiere
A group of friends travel up to a cabin located deep within the forest. Shortly after arriving, they stumble across an abandoned mine and decide to explore the dark and mysterious tunnels. As the group hikes deeper within the mine, they make a shocking discovery that quickly turns their excitement into fear.
Sat 23 May @ 22:45 – THE TATTOOIST (2007) *Network Premiere
A talented tattoo artist (Jason Behr) discovers that his attempt to master the ‘Samoan tatau’ tradition has awakened a vengeful supernatural force. In his devastating journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina (Mia Black) and recover his own soul.
Fri 30 May @ 22:50 – SPLINTER (2008) *Network Premiere
Polly Watt (Jill Wagner) and boyfriend Seth Belzer (Paulo Costanzo) are on a road trip when they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis Farell (Shea Whigham) and Lacey Belisle (Rachel Krebs). Plotting their next move, they find themselves in deeper trouble than any of them could have imagined -- a blood-crazed, parasitic creature that absorbs the corpses of its victims has the two couples in its sights.
TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70

Monday 27 April 2015

"Poltergeist" behind the scenes feature

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX is pleased to release a brand new featurette starring Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan to celebrate the upcoming horror release, POLTERGEIST (in UK cinemas May 22)

Produced by Sam Raimi (Spiderman 1-3, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and directed by Gil Kenan, POLTERGEIST stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris

"Pernicious" headed to US cinemas and VOD June 19

Benetone Films are to release "Pernicious", the new film from James Cullen Bressack, in US cinemas and at Video On Demand outlets June 19th.
Pernicious, starring Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (Young and the Restless), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers) and Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street), is “a carnival for the eyes” (Dread Central)  and “sexy, bloody, and heinous” (Horror News).

The movie tells of three young girls, holidaying in Thailand, who unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind - revenge.
You can read my review HERE.
The film is written by Bressack and Taryn Hillin. A DVD is also scheduled for release in August.
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Sunday 26 April 2015

"What's Left of Us" - UK DVD review.

Set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, comes Argentinian director Christoph Behl’s “What’s Left of Us”, which is released to UK DVD and VOD outlets this May.
Following the exploits of 3 survivors, Ana (Victoria Almeida), her boyfriend Jonathon (William Prociuk) and their friend Axel (Lautaro Delgado). They’ve managed to survive by heavily fortifying their apartment building and scavenging supplies, but the months cooped up together have begun to take their toll.
Tempers are beginning to fray as the trio have little to do but stare at the walls all day. So to alleviate the boredom, Ana begins making a video diary for posterity’s sake. Axel goes overboard with his tattoos and begins to cover himself in them, whilst Jonathon grabs one of the zombies from outside and chains him up in the backroom so they can use him as a punchbag, and well, that’s pretty much it really…
Virtually the entire film takes place inside their apartment, showing them sat around getting on each others nerves, so you don’t actually see anything of the apparent zombie apocalypse outside. Indeed, I don’t think it fair to even call this a zombie film at all, given that the only zombie you really see is the one they’re keeping chained up out back.
If anything, it was like a particularly bad episode of Big Brother, as it’s essentially just 2 hours of watching these people locked in a house, making video diaries and going stir-crazy with boredom and very little else. The apocalyptic scenario outside may as well have been a virus or chemical warfare or something, from what little we see of it.
It doesn’t help that the film is in Argentinian with English subs. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a problem, as there are many foreign language films that I have enjoyed. But when the film really isn’t all that entertaining to begin with, it merely adds to the tedium.
Originally filmed under the title “El Desierto” (The Desert), to summarise, I personally did not enjoy this one at all. And to be quite honest, unless you like obscure foreign language art films, I doubt anyone else will either.
Anyway, the film is released to UK DVD and VOD May 11th. Check it out if you feel so inclined.

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Friday 24 April 2015

Fright-Rags enters "The Twilight Zone"

Fright-Rags has travelled through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. Next stop: "The Twilight Zone"! Rod Serling’s classic anthology series remains one of the most influential television shows of all time.
Enter the Twilight Zone with shirts based on four of the show’s most memorable episodes: 'Time Enough at Last' (designed by Justin Osbourn), 'To Serve Man' (designed by Paul Shipper), 'The Invaders' (designed by Abrar Ajmal) and 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' (designed by Abrar Ajmal). The latter also comes in a colorized variant.
If you can’t choose a favourite, Fright-Rags is offering box set whose boundaries are that of imagination. It contains all 4 designs, an exclusive Twilight Zone logo tee and a 4-inch, resin “Invader” figure (handmade by artist Dave Richardson). The set is limited to only 225 units, each one packaged in a collector’s box.
Cross over to to pre-order these items. Due to their limited nature, the box set and shirts may sell out during the pre-order period. Orders will begin shipping in early June.
"The Twilight Zone" joins a long line of beloved properties available from Fright-Rags, which also includes "Tales from the Crypt", "Halloween", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Terminator", "Chucky" and many more.
Pre-order the Twilight Zone shirts from Fright-Rags

"Supernatural" Series 9 comes to UK DVD and BD June

The action-packed hit show "Supernatural" brings the ultimate battle between heaven and hell to a stunning conclusion in the ninth series, available on UK DVD and Blu-ray from June 8th.  Contains All 23 Episodes, Plus Bonus Features Including Featurettes, Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, And More!

How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host’s descent to Earth, Sam and Dean now face a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, each with its own chaotic agenda. Before tackling the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the globe, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet.
Meanwhile, Castiel finds he’s more vulnerable – and yet capable of more humanity – than ever. As the threat escalates, a way must be found to reopen the gates of Heaven and head off a demon insurrection in Hell. Throughout, darkness leaves its mark on Dean: has he finally crossed the line to protect his family? The excitement of the Complete Series 9 is positively cataclysmic. 

Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th, Gilmore Girls) and Jensen Ackles (Smallville, My Bloody Valentine) as Sam and Dean Winchester, in addition to Misha Collins (24, Girl Interrupted) as Castiel. Created by Eric Kripke (Revolution), the ninth series of the hit series was executive produced by Robert Singer (The New Adventures of Superman), Jeremy Carver (Being Human), Phil Sgriccia (Smallville), McG (Terminator Salvation) and Adam Glass (Cold Case). 
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"Stonehearst Asylum" in UK cinemas and Digital HD April 24th

Based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe, and by the director of "Session 9", Brad Anderson. "Stonehearst Asylum" is out at selected UK cinemas this weekend and available to stream on Digital HD.
Set in 1899, the film follows medical school graduate Dr. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess - "Deception") as he arrives at Stonehearst Asylum, an institute for the mentally insane.
There he meets the leader of the organisation, Dr. Silas Lamb (Ben Kingsley - "Shutter Island"), and one of his patients, Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale - "Underworld"), who Newgate becomes enamoured with.
Shocked by the unconventional methods Lamb uses to treat his patients, Newgate decides to leave the asylum, determined to take Eliza with him. However, he discovers that everything is not as it seems and escaping turns out to be more difficult than he imagined...
Michael Caine ("Dark Knight", "Harry Brown"), Jayson Flemyng ("Lock Stock", "Snatch") David Thewlis (Kingdom of Heaven) and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorow) co-star.
The film will also be released to UK DVD and BD in June.
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Thursday 23 April 2015

Kevin Smith's "Tusk" coming to UK DVD and Digital HD.

From cult-hit indie filmmaker Kevin Smith ("Red State", "Clerks") comes the transformative new horror thriller "TUSK", available on Digital HD 25 May from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and on DVD 8 June.
Praised by critics as “Kevin Smith’s very best work” (Variety), this terrifying modern-day monster movie stars Justin Long ("Drag Me to Hell", "Live Free or Die Hard") as a hotshot podcaster who travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse, Mr Howe (Michael Parks - "We Are What We Are", "Django Unchained") who may have sinister and inhuman designs on him.
When he subsequently goes missing, his best friend (Haley Joel Osment - "Sixth Sense") and girlfriend (Gensis Rodriguez - "Identity Thief")  team with an ex-cop to look for him before something horrible and sinister happens.
"TUSK" is this year’s must-own movie for Kevin Smith fans and horror fans everywhere. The DVD and Digital HD also come loaded with frighteningly fun bonus features, including deleted scenes, multiple “making of” featurettes, a career retrospective featurette with Kevin Smith, an audio commentary with Kevin Smith, the original podcast that inspired the film, and more!

DVD Bonus Materials include:
-Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith
-Animated Podcast
-Deleted Scenes

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"Insidious - Chapter 3" new UK poster artwork revealed

Entertainment One is pleased to reveal the Official UK Artwork for "Insidious: Chapter 3", which is released to UK cinemas this June.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.
"Insidious: Chapter 3" comes to UK Cinemas June 5th.
View the trailer on YouTube.

"Hooked Up" - 2 new clips unveiled.

The iPhone filmed horror "Hooked Up" arrives on UK DVD Monday 27th April and to wet some appetites, the distributers have released 2x terrifying clips from the film...

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"Zombieworld" coming to UK DVD from Image.

The end is here! The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us – and all you can do is kick back and watch how it happened, right here, right now in the place we call "Zombieworld".

Satisfy your thirst for all things zombie as we take you back in time to the biblical rise of the living dead; before running screaming from continent to continent as reports of zombie devastation arrive from Ireland, Canada, Australia and all over the U.S.

Watch for the ‘Government Health Warnings’ on ‘How to Survive a Zombie Attack’. They could be the only thing between you and a newfound hunger for human flesh. And above all else, enjoy yourself – you may not have much longer to live.

With ultra-violence, gallons of gore and heaps of bloody fun, "Zombieworld" is like nothing you’ve seen before. This ravenous collection of deadly tales takes over DVD on 8 June 2015 courtesy of Image Entertainment.

Special features include: Marathon apocalypse featurette.

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Monday 20 April 2015

"Mankinds Last Stand" - Out Now on UK DVD!

From visual effects maestro-turned-director Jabbar Raisani (Game of Thrones, Predators) comes a new style of science-fiction thriller – a gritty, high-octane tale of survival against alien invaders.
In 2033, mankind has barely survived a war against an alien force known as ‘Heavies’. Now, with the planet battered and scorched, military forces fight against the last surviving Heavies who remain on Earth.
When a documentary crew joins an elite band of soldiers at the dangerous Outpost 37, they soon discover the alien menace is planning a second invasion – and they’re the only ones who can stop it and ensure the survival of humankind!
With B-movie legend Adrian Paul (TV’s very own Highlander) leading a cast of young, exciting talent into the fray, "Mankind’s Last Stand" is a battle not to be missed!
The film is out now on DVD from Entertainment One. Extras include a Making Of feature and Deleted Scenes.

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Friday 17 April 2015

Fulci's "Zombie 3" (Zombie Flesh Eaters 2) coming to UK BD

Forthcoming to 88 Films Italian Collection, Lucio Fulci's iconic "ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS 2" (AKA ZOMBIE 3) - re-mastered from the original HD materials, uncut and uncensored, in a stunning new restoration!
The late, great Lucio Fulci (with a little uncredited help from Bruno Mattei) returned to his living dead roots with "ZOMBIE 3" – the long awaited sequel to "ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS" (AKA ZOMBIE 2). However, just as "ZOMBIE 2" was inspired by "DAWN OF THE DEAD", with "ZOMBI 3" Fulci spins his own terrific take on another Hollywood hit: "RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD".
The end result is a fast-paced, plasma-packed popcorn romp in which contagious fumes consequent in an invasion of flesh-feasting ghouls. A classic carnage-ridden splatter caper in its own right, "ZOMBIE 3" is ripe for reappraisal and arrives on BluRay in a worldwide HD debut that looks finger-licking fabulous! For Fulci fans it’s a no-brainer – this gory, gut-tearing gem is an essential addition to your collection.

•Uncompressed LPCM English Soundtrack
•Uncompressed LPCM Italian Soundtrack with English Subtitles
•Interview with star Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
•Live Q&A with Catriona MacColl
•Reversible Sleeve with alternative art
•Includes a Collectible 300gsm Original Poster Post Card
•Collectible booklet by Calum Waddell with an interview with Beatrice Ring

Please Note - No details of whether this version will contain the seldom seen pre-credits sequence that has so far only been released on the Japanese and US DVD releases.
The film will be released 29th September from 88 Films. The film is currently only available to pre-order through the 88 Films website, but will be available from Amazon, and other merchants closer to the release date. However, discs ordered direct from 88 also come with an exclusive "Zombie 3" Slipcase!

"Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead" in UK cinemas and on disc

It’s "Mad Max" meets "Dawn of the Dead" as the apocalypse goes down under in the year’s darkest, most hilarious zombie splatter-fest - “Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead” in UK cinemas 8th May and on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD 11th May.
A post-apocalyptic zombie invasion turns personal for Aussie mechanic Barry (Jay Gallagher) when a team of sinister gas-masked soldiers abducts his sister Brooke (Bianca Bradey) for a mad scientist’s flesh-eating experiments.
Teaming up with fellow apocalypse survivor Benny (Leon Burchill), Barry must lock and load to battle through the undead and save Brooke!
“Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead” is a blistering feature debut from the brother writing team of Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, who have created a world that not only puts original, innovative twists on zombie lore, but also mashes up elements from horror and post-apocalyptic science fiction - all set against a retina-burning Australian landscape, with Mad Max­-influenced design and a splattering of inspiration from Peter Jackson’s "Bad Taste" and "Braindead".
It is also a triumph of DIY horror, held together by glue, gaffer tape and a pure love of gore. Produced over four years - and exceeding the brothers’ original budget by $130,000 - the props and costumes were made by Tristan and his friends, while the crew doubled up as zombies.

“Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead” is released to selected UK cinemas 8th May. Then is released to UK DVD, Blu-ray and VOD 11th May.

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Thursday 16 April 2015

"The Gallows" - UK theatrical trailer

Coming this September from Warner Bros. Pictures UK and New Line Cinema. The truly terrifying horror “The Gallows,” starring Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown. Checkout the trailer below...

THE GALLOWS is written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing and is released to UK cinemas September 4th.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

"What's Left of Us" coming to UK DVD May.

Argentina’s first break-out zombie movie, "What's Left of Us" invades our shops and homes this May from Peccadillo Pictures.
As far as they know Axel, Jonathan and Ana are the last three human beings. Together, they live in a claustrophobic bunker in a post-apocalyptic hell. Outside lies a perilous, urban landscape filled with the undead, where they must scavenge and hunt for food and supplies.
In order to survive they have to learn to live together and overcome explosive human emotions; love, anger and even hate for one another. So Ana invents ‘the therapy room’, a place for them to privately record their confessions, which are then locked away.
But as boredom overtakes, they play a dangerous game by capturing and bringing a member of the undead into their home. Their new “pet” is one risk too far.
"What’s Left Of Us" is a gripping and terrifying drama that convincingly portrays what life would be like at the end of the world.

Previously known as 'El Desierto'. "What's Left of Us" is released to DVD and VOD outlets May 11th.

View the trailer on YouTube.

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Tuesday 14 April 2015

"Open Windows" comes to UK DVD

A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favourite actress via his laptop in Nacho Vigalondo's "Open Windows", which comes to UK DVD this month.
Nick Chambers (Elijah Wood - "Maniac", "Lord of the Rings" trilogy) is ecstatic when he wins an online competition to go on a dinner date with his favourite movie star, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey - "Would You Rather".). But his joy turns to dismay when she backs out and refuses to honour the competition.
So when her publicity manager, Chord (Neil Maskell - "Kill List"), offers him a consolation prize, the chance to view an intimate live stream of her in her hotel room on his laptop, he eagerly accepts. But all is not what it seems, and in doing so  has put both him and Jill in great danger...
This film is released to UK DVD April 27th from Koch media.
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Monday 13 April 2015

"Blood" - a short film review

Director Zach Lorkiewicz of Count the Clock productions got in touch to tell us about his latest short film “Blood”, which is waiting for submission to the festival circuit and asked if I’d give it the once over.
The film revolves around a serial killer, played by Dave Belden, who has something of an obsessive compulsive disorder. But even more strangely, has an intense phobia about blood. Even the sight of the slightest drop of it causes him to be violently ill and forces him to scrub everything down with bleach. Not a good disposition for someone who likes murdering people.
But, after claiming his latest victim, he gets a nasty surprise when blood patches start mysteriously appearing in his apartment. Seems supernatural elements are at work and a lot of angry former victims are looking at exacting a ‘bloody’ revenge…
Clocking in at around 10 mins, the director manages to cram a lot of storytelling into that time, whilst allowing the plot to unfold slowly. There’s minimal dialogue, instead relying on visual clues to inform the viewer as to what is going on, and overall, I was quite impressed.
The film should be out on the festival circuit later this year. If you get the chance, I’d recommend checking it out.

For more information visit his Website and the films official Facebook page.

"The Town that Dreaded Sundown" - Graham Humpries Artwork.

UK distributor Metrodome has commissioned an exclusive piece of artwork to produce a limited edition print, by acclaimed horror designer Graham Humphreys to celebrate the film's release on 17 April.

Based on a terrifying true story this shrewd remake of the  seventies horror of the same name is inspired by the unsolved 'Moonlight Murders' that took place in the American border town of Texarkana in 1946.

Set in a world where the original film exists and is very much part of the public consciousness, "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" picks up 65 years later, where the quiet streets of Texarkana are once more plagued by a masked maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc decades earlier. (read my review HERE)
Graham Humphreys is a freelance illustrator and poster designer who has been working within the horror industry for more than thirty years, perhaps best remembered for his iconic artwork for the original UK releases of "The Evil Dead" and "Nightmare On Elm Street" as well as his original artwork for the annual FrightFest horror festival.

Still working in a traditional paint medium, Graham continues to work within the genre he loves. Halloween this year will see the publication of a book of Graham's horror art, entitled 'Graham Humphreys: Drawing Blood'. The launch will be supported by an exhibition at The Proud Gallery, London.

Visit Graham Humphries Official Website.

Icon film distribution enters into exclusive partnership with Frightfest

Icon Film Distribution (IFD) and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have entered into an exclusive partnership that will see IFD releasing FrightFest curated films under the banner ‘FrightFest Presents’.
In a move to expand the respected brand nationwide, select FrightFest endorsed films will be made available across the UK and Ireland via IFD’s digital partners (including Sky, iTunes, Amazon, Blinkbox, Film4OD, VirginMovies, TalkTalk, Google, Volta, and Eircom) giving film fans instant access to some of their favourite FrightFest titles. Each release will have the collective backing of IFD and FrightFest across marketing, PR and social channels. The partnership deal was negotiated by Zak Brilliant, Head of Theatrical, and Sophie Wong, TV and Digital Sales Manager, for Icon, and Greg Day and Ian Rattray, Directors of FrightFest.
Paul McEvoy, Co-Director of FrightFest says, “In expanding the FrightFest brand we are opening up new audiences for horror and fantasy, a genre which already has a clear, devoted and almost fanatical fan base. With Icon as our partner and using their distribution channels, we are looking forward to talking to producers and sales companies about how FrightFest can get their films to more film fans.”
Ian Dawson, Icon Film Distribution CEO says, “Icon has always had a strong relationship with the FrightFest team, never more so than over the past 12 months when they, and their supporters, have been an integral part of our launches for The Guest, The Babadook and It Follows. We have long admired their commitment to genre and the loyal community they have built up over the years. This partnership offers a great opportunity to work together behind new and exciting content, taking it to the widest possible audience, making their community a whole lot bigger.”
Since FrightFest was set up 15 years ago, it has grown in size and stature, and today is internationally renowned for discovering exciting and original horror fantasy genre films.   Last August, the festival screened 63 of the best horror films from around the world to UK audiences, with many world and European premieres. Over the years the festival directors, Greg Day, Alan Jones, Paul McEvoy and Ian Rattray, have also brought masters of the genre to the festival including Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, Dario Argento and Sam Raimi. FrightFest has developed into a brand leader for horror film, expanding its footprint in the UK by hosting special strands at other festivals to great success, such as the established three-day event at the Glasgow Film Festival. 
IFD has a longstanding track record in releasing genre films, from breakout hit PARANORMAL ACTIVITY which grossed a phenomenal £10 million at the UK box office to the cult vampire thriller 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, as well as re-issues of classic Hammer titles including DRACULA and THE MUMMY.  Most recently, IFD released the critical and box office hit IT FOLLOWS as well as THE BABADOOK, Jennifer Kent’s psychological horror story, which burst out of FrightFest’s August festival to become one of the most talked about horrors of 2014.
Select titles for the joint venture will be announced over the coming weeks.

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"Can't Come out to Play" this June!

One of the most chilling and psychologically disturbing tales of the year will demand your full attention when "CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY" comes to DVD and digital platforms this June.

Feeling nothing but devastation after the loss of her mother and father, teenager Maryann (Natasha Calis - Daydream Nation, The Possession) moves in with her grandparents and is delighted when she befriends Andy (Charlie Tahan - I Am Legend, Blue Jasmine). Andy is in very poor health, and he must stay within his home and carefully follow the instructions of his mother Katherine (Samantha Morton - The Minority Report, John Carter) - who also forbids him from having any visitors. When Katherine's visits are discovered, Andy's father Richard (Michael Shannon - Man of Steel, TV's Boardwalk Empire) is initially fine with the visits but Katherine does not feel the same, and her behaviour grows increasingly erratic.

Also starring Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Race with the Devil) and directed by the acclaimed auteur John McNaughton (Wild Things, Henry-Portrait of a Serial Killer), "CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY" is a chilling look at the lengths a mother will go to when protecting her child, even when her motivation for doing so is far from correct....
Experience depraved parenting at its worst when "CAN’T COME OUT TO PLAY" comes to DVD and digital platforms from June 22 from Signature entertainment.
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Friday 10 April 2015

"Sinister 2" UK trailer hits the web.

Entertainment One are pleased to release the Official Trailer for "Sinister 2", which will be released to UK cinemas August 21st.

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"Suspiria" and "Django" TV series in the works.

According to Variety, French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian outfit Cattleya are busy adapting Dario Argento's "Suspiria" and Sergio Corbucci’s "Django" for the small screen.
"Suspiria", or "Suspiria De Profundis" to give the series its full title, is inspired by the 19th century book of the same name by English writer Thomas De Quincey’s, which was made into the classic Italian horror film "Suspiria" in 1977 by Dario Argento, who will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.
The series will be an English-language period horror, in which author De Quincey is the lead character. Styled as a new Sherlock Holmes, the story will explore psychological fantasies of evil and attempt to solve fearful mysteries. It will be set in London and Rome at the turn of the 20th century.
The "Django" series will be a re-imagining of the cult 1966 Western. Atlantique Productions acquired the rights to develop and produce an English-language television series based on Sergio Corbucci’s iconic Western.
The film, which made a star out of Franco Nero, was the story of a coffin-dragging gunslinger’s feud with a bandit chief. It has spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs and unofficial rip-offs and homages, most notably Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained.
Atlantique Productions secured a similar alliance with Keshet UK last summer to develop "Crater Lake", created by screenwriter, author, journalist and TV executive Ron Leshem.
Both Django and Suspiria De Profundis will be 12 x 50 mins series with an ambition for multiple seasons.

Can you help Krampus The Devil Return?

The people behind the 2013 film "Krampus : The Christmas Devil" are working on a sequel and are looking to fans of the original to help get it off the ground.
In "Krampus: The Devil Returns", Snowdog Studios are looking to bring Krampus back to continue punishing children who've made the naughty list for Christmas. But Jeremy, your favourite character from the original, will be back on the case. After having been kidnapped by Krampus and escaping even as his entire family "disappeared", he's helping the authorities bring Krampus' reign of holiday terror to an end.  
After the first Krampus movie, Snowdog Studios realized what an amazing group of fans they had and want them to be a bigger part of the whole process from start to finish this time around.
The big studios won't financially back the movie they want to make and the movie you want them to make. That's where you come in.
More details on how to get involved and the list of rewards available for the various levels of donations can be found at the Fanbacked Krampus Page

Thursday 9 April 2015

Anchor Bay UK to release "World War Dead"

Just when you thought Zombies couldn't get any more scary, "World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen" takes them to a new level of evil and gives the found footage genre a fresh lease of life in this exciting, fun and of course gory new horror starring Wendy Glenn ("You're Next").

The Battle of The Somme marked one of the bloodiest battles in human history wounding and killing 1,000,000 German and Allied soldiers in its wake.
But…there was no winner. Now, 100 years later, a documentary team - led by filmmaker Marcus Singh (RAY PANTHAKI – 28 Days Later) and Emma Washington (WENDY GLENN – You’re Next) - has travelled to the site to unveil the mysteries that led to that horrendous outcome. But what they unearth is something far worse than they could have imagined – the fallen armies, risen, with an agenda to settle the score.
'World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen' works on so many levels. It's scary, its gory and has the right amount of British wit & humour to make it one of the most fun and entertaining Zombie films in ages. The cast work so well together and make you genuinely care what happens to them as they fight for their lives against some truly nasty flesh-eaters.
Its all out zombie war that will keep you on the edge of your seat, or peering from behind the sofa, throughout.
Coming to DVD & BD 4th May, the film is a must for horror fans and a fantastic introduction to fresh and (forgiving the pun) hungry British director's Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli.
Special Features include a Behind the Scenes Featurette and Deleted Scenes.
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"Blood and Black Lace" UK BD/DVD coming from Arrow

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of Mario Bava's "Blood and Black Lace", the film which spearheaded the giallo genre, provided the now-famous prototype for the slasher movie, on a BD/DVD combo pack and ltd ed BD steelbook this April
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Having established a template for the giallo with "The Girl Who Knew Too Much", Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with "Blood and Black Lace". In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese.
Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see "Blood and Black Lace" afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.
The special features for this edition include:
-Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artworks
-Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
-Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio
-Newly translated subtitles for the Italian audio
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
-Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas
-Psycho Analysis – a new documentary on Blood and Black Lace and the origins of the giallo genre featuring interviews with directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Lamberto Bava (Demons), screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark) critics Roberto Curti and Steve Della Casa, and crime novelists Sandrone Dazieri and Carlo Lucarelli
-An appreciation by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
-Yellow – the much-acclaimed neo-giallo by Ryan Haysom & Jon Britt [Blu-ray exclusive]
-Gender and Giallo – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo’s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s
-Panel discussion on Mario Bava featuring Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Steve Della Casa, recorded at the 2014 Courmayeur Film Festival
-The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell – an episode of David Del Valle’s television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full
-The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante’s private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release
-Original theatrical trailer
-Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes, author of Cinema Italiano and Mario Bava: Destination Terror, an interview with Joe Dante, David Del Valle on Cameron Mitchell and more, all illustrated with archive stills and posters
"Blood and Black Lace" is released to UK BD and DVD April 13th from Arrow
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