Friday 30 December 2016

Genre icon Bill Oberst Jr joins the HUNTING GROUNDS on US VOD Feb.

Uncork’d Entertainment has set award-winning creature feature HUNTING GROUNDS for a US VOD release thi Feb.

Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.

Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.

Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, Hunting Grounds stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D'Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).

HUNTING GROUNDS available On Demand from Feb 7.

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Beyond Doomsday #1 and #2 coming from Asylum Press.

Asylum Press announces the release of Beyond Doomsday, the new Illustrated comic book of fantasy, horror and science fiction, as a digital comic series.

The first issue features five twisted tales of post armageddon terror. "The Transaction" (by Frank Forte and Silvester Song) takes us on a dirty deal gone bad in the darkest regions of space.  "Battlefield X" (by Frank Forte) brings us on the front lines of a bio-chemical war. "Mutation"(by Frank Forte and J.C. Wong) delivers a tale of post-nuke mutations and sexual deviancy which can only have disastrous results. Other tales incliude "Incident at Alpha Proxima" and "Short Circuit"

Beyond Doomsday #2  features four twisted tales of post armageddon terror. "Beacon from Scorpius 4" (by Frank Forte and Edu Menna) bring us to the edge of space where a lone astronaut responds to a distress signal--could it be his doom? "Sex Tales from Cyborg-9" (by Frank Forte and MoraMike) takes us to a lone planet where a group of aliens are exchangeing bizarre sex stories, until a secret is revealed. "Swamp Girl" (by Frank Forte and Fabio Nahon) takes us to the barbaric past where a sex crazed girl can't seem to get enough of her swamp beast lover. and finally "Pondering in the Apocalypse", where a lone survivor of a nuclear war ponders humanity and the future of the earth. (by Frank Forte and Jethro Morales). Cover by J.C. Wong. Colorists this issue :Liezl Buenaventura and Dinei Ribeiro

"I'm very excited to finally release this new series," says publisher and comics creator Frank Forte, "we have a lot of great talent in the book including Korean Comics sensation Sylvester Song, J.C. Wong (who hails from Malaysia), Fabio Nahon (South America).We are really trying to fill the book up with talent from all over the world."

Some of the stories have appeared in Heavy Metal Magazine and others are brand new to the digital format.

"We are also planning a 120 page hardcover that will be Kickstarted and be available at Comic Con International 2017, " explains Forte, "these stories need to be seen in a prestige printed format as well."

The 120 page hardcover will also be offered to comic stores through Diamond Comics Distributors.

Beyond Doomsday is available on Comixology and Kindle and will soon to be released on Googleplay, Ibooks, Comic Blitz, Kobo, Scribd, and many other digital Platforms.

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A Soul will be taken this February with THE COVENANT

Uncork’d Entertainment has a soul to take this February with The Covenant, available from US VOD outlets this Fenruary.

After the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, Sarah Doyle moves back to her childhood home with her estranged brother, Richard. It’s not long before Sarah begins to experience supernatural phenomena of a violent and hostile nature. Bewildered and desperate, Richard enlists the aid of a paranormal investigator who confirms that Sarah has become possessed by a powerful demon. Together, the three men will go to battle to save Sarah’s soul.

Directed by Robert Conway (Krampus Unleashed), and starring Monica Engesser (Krampus the Reckoning), Clint James (The Encounter), Owen Conway (Exit to Hell), Sanford Gibbons (Tombstone), and Maria Olson (I Spit On Your Grave : Deja-Vu).

The Covenant hits US VOD February 7 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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Friday 23 December 2016

SALIENT MINUS TEN receives new poster

Award-winning filmmaker Emma Dark releases updated teaser poster for her Sci-Fi/Horror short film SALIENT MINUS TEN.

The retro style teaser poster, designed by the film’s Producer/Director Emma Dark, keeps in line with her previously released poster but features a couple of significant changes. 

The most obvious update on the poster is the change in lead actor. Film and television actor Alan Austen (Letters from a Bomber Pilot, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back) now replaces Dean Sills in the lead role of ‘Adam Harper’.

Another significant change is the named addition of internationally renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom, who joined SALIENT MINUS TEN as Director of Photography at the time of the recasting. Philip’s credits include working as cinematographer on Lucasfilm's World War II drama ‘Red Tails’, and working for the BBC, ITV, C4 and Sky, as well as countless independent production companies and many others around the world including CNN, CBS, Discovery, FOX and NBC. Philip is well known globally for his advocacy of DSLR technology to create cinematic looking imagery, and has subsequently sparked the imagination of numerous independent filmmakers.

SALIENT MINUS TEN wrapped principal photography in late November 2016 and is now in post-production. Further information is expected upon release of the film’s trailer in early 2017.

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SATANIC comes to UK DVD January

Coming to UK DVD January. Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime Satanic Panic-era sites, only to find themselves interrupting an apparent human sacrifice. 

They save the young victim, but she turns out to be much more than dangerous then the cult from which she escaped, unleashing an evil spirit who will hunt the friends down one by one...

Starring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Justin Chon (Twilight Saga), Clara Mamet (Bad Neighbours 2), and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham).

Satanic comes to UK DVD Jan 2nd from Soda pictures.

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Thursday 22 December 2016

'Train to Busan' comes to UK Disc and Digital Feb

Coming to UK BD, DVD and Digital this February. A father and daughter fight for their lives on a train full of the undead in this sensational blockbuster that has been hailed as one of the best zombie film ever made - a truly astounding, action-packed thrill-ride from South Korea, with social bite, an unexpected emotional punch, and a carriage-load of first class action.

A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. The government declares martial law just as divorced Seok-woo and his daughter catch the KTX bullet train from Seoul to Busan to see her mother. 

But someone on the journey has been recently infected sending the hurtling carriages into complete chaos. As the living dead transform the voyage into a nightmare excursion, father and daughter and a small group of uninfected passengers must fight for survival. Get on board to stay alive!

Special Features:
-Making of Train to Busan
-‘Sneak peak’ of Train to Busan animated prequel Seoul Station
-Seoul Station Trailer

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Wednesday 21 December 2016

SOMNUS comes to UK DVD Jan 2nd 2017

Coming to UK DVD this January. The feature filmmaking debut from writer-director Chris Reading, an ambitious, modestly budgeted Sci-Fi that asks big questions about the future of the world as we know it.

The grief-stricken captain of a commercial vessel embarks on his final mission in command of a small crew desperate to get back to earth.

However, the shipboard computer has ideas of its own, and sets about picking off the crew one-by-one in an effort to find and gain control of a planet-destroying bomb. Soon, an ‘accident’ forces them to divert to Somnus, a derelict asteroid station in a forgotten sector of the solar system.

But far from offering sanctuary, the inhabitants of Somnus have a dark past and troubling plans for the future of mankind…

Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Chris Reading and star Marcus McMahon

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Tuesday 20 December 2016

"Beyond the Gates" - on UK DVD & Digital Feb 2017

Get ready to experience this season's freshest horror. Highly praised during its recent premiere at FrightFest, Beyond the Gates is a gore-filled tribute to 80's horror and board games of the same era. 

Seven months after their father’s disappearance, estranged brothers Gordon and John Hardesty reunite to liquidate their Dad’s anaemic video store. Soon after, they unearth an old VHS board game that acts as an inter-dimensional hub to a nightmare world where their Father’s soul is trapped and can only be saved by playing the game... 

Tense, scary and full of nostalgic thrills, Beyond the Gates is directed by Jackson Stewart and stars Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Matt Mercer, Brea Grant and Re-Animator's Barbara Crampton.

Precision Pictures presents Beyond the Gates on Digital from 13th February & DVD 20th February, 2017

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I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - on UK Disc and Digital February 2017

A dazzlingly original, darkly funny and disturbing gem with a genre-bending twist, about a small town teenager in the US, obsessed with serial killers, who unwittingly discovers the identity of the killer who has been slaughtering residents for body parts.

John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records) is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”.

When somebody starts murdering people in John’s small Mid-West town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous than the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues...

A dazzlingly original, darkly funny and disturbing gem with a genre-bending twist, about a small town teenager in the US, obsessed with serial killers, who unwittingly discovers the identity of the killer who has been slaughtering residents for body parts.

A big hit when it premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March, nominated for 3 British Independent Film Awards, and was a must-see film at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival.

Featuring a star-making lead performance from 17-year-old Max Records, and an extraordinary turn from Back To The Future’s legendary Christopher Lloyd, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is the most sheerly entertaining and audaciously offbeat offering since Donnie Darko hit cinema screens.

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Blade Runner 2049 teaser trailer hits the web!

Warner Bros have just released the trailer for forthcomng sequel "Blade Runner 2049", check it out below...

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

"Blade Runner 2049", starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto comes to UK cinemas 2016.

Friday 16 December 2016

The Love Witch - In UK Cinemas and on Digital March 2017

A transformative and exquisite creation by Anna Biller (who directed, produced, wrote, edited, scored and designed every aspect), this gorgeous-looking tribute to 1960s/70s low-budget horrors, classic American soap operas, Technicolor melodramas and vintage sexploitation aesthetics is an affectionate masterful pastiche with a deft feminist bite. 

Think Russ Meyer meets Douglas Sirk and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls via ‘Charmed’ and ‘Dynasty’ as lovelorn young witch Elaine (a stunning Samantha Robinson) uses spells and potions to bring her everlasting romantic happiness. Finally meeting her dream man, Elaine’s desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.

With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

The Love Witch will be shown at selected UK cinemas and available to stream and download from March 10th 2017.


THE WAILING - Released on UK DVD 30th Jan 2017

Coming to UK DVD this January, South Korean box office smash, THE WAILING, is a riveting police investigation which turns into a sensationally terrifying thriller as a likeable cop is drawn into a nightmarish hunt for a source of pure evil disturbing his quiet, rural village.

Out of his depth, local police officer Jong-goo investigates a spate of killings, as well as an outbreak of madness seemingly connected to the recent arrival of a mysterious Japanese man who resides in the outskirts of the village. What’s more, he is horrified to discover his young daughter may have fallen under the stranger’s curse.

Jong-goo calls on a charismatic shaman to free his daughter from the stranger’s dangerous influence, but the shaman’s intense exorcism ritual threatens to worsen the situation... and Jong-goo, with his world collapsing around him, realises he must confront the ultimate evil.

Packed with real emotional weight, and a devilish final act twist, this is assured, impressive and wildly original piece of filmmaking featuring inept cops, red-eyed flesh chewing ghouls, a mysterious shaman and a sinister stranger, as well as the most foul-mouthed possessed youngster since The Exorcist.

THE WAILING comes to UK DVD 30th Jan from Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

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Thursday 15 December 2016

UK teaser trailer for ghostly chiller PERSONAL SHOPPER released

Internationally acclaimed writer/director Olivier Assayas (Clouds Of Sils Maria) returns with PERSONAL SHOPPER, an ethereal and mysterious ghost story, starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. 

Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Parisian home, determined to make contact with him. 

PERSONAL SHOPPER received its World Premiere as part of the Official Selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with 5 star reviews and much critical acclaim. 

Director Assayas was the recipient of the festival’s prestigious Best Director award. The film went on to screen as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the 60th annual London Film Festival. 

View the teaser trailer below...


It will be released in UK cinemas on March 17, 2017.

Rob Zombies "31" now on SHUDDER

On SHUDDER this month, introduced to eager audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film, ‘31’ involves a group of carnival workers who come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate.

Check out this new Making Of clip, in which filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie discusses his work with the cast of '31' which includes Malcolm McDowell and Meg Foster.

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'31' is available to watch stream exclusively on AMC Network’s horror streaming service SHUDDER.

Wednesday 14 December 2016

"Lights Out" - Out now on UK disc and digital

Meet a new icon of horror in “Lights Out”, which is out now on UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. 

A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

“Lights Out” marks the feature film directorial debut of David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle 2”) who directed from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (“Final Destination 5”), based on Sandberg’s own short film. James Wan, Lawrence Grey and Heisserer served as producers, with Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Richard Brener as executive producers

BD and DVD bonus features
-Deleted scenes

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Humans 2.0 - Coming to UK DVD Jan 2017

From the creators of Humans, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, thrilling drama series Humans 2.0 will be released on DVD this January, courtesy of Spirit Entertainment.

Set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘synth’ - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar in appearance to humans. These incredible machines share our homes, our jobs and our lives and so become the objects of our fear, hatred, lust and even love.

The Hawkins family struggles to put past events behind them. Their efforts are complicated further when they are unexpectedly drawn into battles being waged by their old conscious synth friends. As their emotional capabilities expand, the synths are pushed to the limit as they confront huge moral questions about their place in the world.

Humans stars Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ivanno Jeremiah  and Colin Morgan.

Humans 2.0 is released on DVD on 16th January 2017. The Humans Series 1 & 2 boxset will be released on the same day

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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Horror Channel (UK) kicks off 2017 with seven premieres

There are seven fearful film premieres on Horror Channel in January 2017, including the UK TV premiere of Ted Geoghegan’s terrifyingly taut ghost story WE ARE STILL HERE, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton. There are also network premieres for Roman Polanski’s supernatural biblical puzzler THE NINTH GATE, starring Johnny Depp and Daniel Stamm’s possession nightmare THE LAST EXORCISM, produced by Eli Roth.

Horror Channel are also giving a UK TV premiere to Daniel Stamm’s intriguing remake of 13 BELOVED, 13 SINS, starring Ron Perlman. Other UK TV firsts include Quilez’s Colombia-shot supernatural suspenser OUT OF THE DARK; and Steve Wolsh’s monster mayhem thriller MUCK. Lluis David Brooks’ siege thriller ATM receives its Network premiere.

Fri 8 Jan @ 22:55 – MUCK (2015) * UK TV Premiere

After escaping from a possessed ancient burial ground underneath the Cape Cod marshes, Mia (Lauren Francesca) and her friends take shelter in an abandoned house. Unfortunately, the house has an evil spirit of its own. They are now trapped between malevolent entities, forcing them to stay and fight, or go back the way they came. Also stars Kane Hodder.

Sat 9 Jan @ 21:00 – THE NINTH GATE (1999) *Network Premiere

Corso (Johnny Depp), who finds rare books for wealthy collectors, is hired by Balkan (Frank Langella) to locate a book of satanic invocation, reportedly written by the Devil himself. The search takes Corso all over Europe and into various conflicts with other maniacal collectors (Lena Olin and Barbara Jefford), and a mysterious, nameless Girl (Emmanuelle Seigner). Corso learns that the book contains clues to a puzzle that will allow people to call up the devil, and certain people will stop at nothing to find the missing parts of the formula…

Friday 13 Jan @ 21:00 – 13 SINS (2014) *UK TV Premiere

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with 13 SINS? Heavily in debt and with a pregnant fiancée, an autistic brother, and an ailing father to care for, down-on-his-luck salesman Elliot (Mark Webber) is thrown an unusual lifeline. A mysterious phone caller offers him cash for completing thirteen challenges, each more difficult than the one before. However, should he fail one, he loses everything. As the stakes rise, Elliot must decide whether the risk is worth the reward. Ron Perlman is the detective drawn into Elliot's increasingly destructive game…

Sat 14 Jan @ 22:50 – WE ARE STILL HERE (2015) *UK TV Premiere

The producers of THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and CHEAP THRILLS serve up a tense ghost story in the Italianate Lucio Fulci/Pupi Avati tradition. After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the New England countryside to start a new life. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their converted funeral parlour home. And so begins a terrifying fight back against the living hiding a terrible secret, and the malicious dead demanding a sacrifice that threatens to pull their cursed souls into hell.

Fri 20 Jan @ 21:00 – ATM (2012) *Network Premiere

One late night after an office party, co-workers David (Brian Geraghty), Emily (Alice Eve) and Corey (Josh Peck) make a late-night stop at an ATM. What should be a routine transaction turns into a desperate struggle for survival when an unknown man appears outside the vestibule. With the wintry temperatures dipping below freezing, and the morning sunrise still hours away, they have no choice but to play the man's deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Sat 21 Jan @ 21:00 – OUT OF THE DARK (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Sarah Harriman (Julia Stiles) has moved her family – husband Paul (Scott Speedman) and sprightly daughter Hannah (Pixie Davies) – to a small Colombian town to work at the paper mill her father (Stephen Rea) owns. As they settle into their home, surrounded by a forbidding jungle landscape, Hannah begins to act strangely and suddenly disappears. As Sarah and Paul frantically search for her, they delve deeper into the town’s superstitions and discover a shocking secret about their family; a secret they must uncover in order to save their daughter.

Sat 29 Jan @ 21:00 – THE LAST EXORCISM (2012) *Network Premier

Disillusioned by years of defrauding poor believers out of their hard-earned cash, evangelist preacher Cotton Marcus has decided to put the record straight by starring in a fly-on-the-wall documentary exposing the con tricks of his demon-busting trade. A letter from a poor southern farmer begging for help in driving evil off his land seems to give Cotton the perfect opportunity to expose the phoniness of his satanic ministry. But then he meets the farmer’s disturbed young daughter, Nell, and everything changes. Produced by Eli Roth.

TV : Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 / Freeview 70


Saturday 10 December 2016

PITCHFORK in US cinemas and on VOD this Jan

Glenn Douglas Packard's highly anticipated horror spectacle PITCHFORK premieres in US theaters and On Demand this January from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Having recently shared a life-changing secret with his family, Hunter recruits his friends to come with him from New York to the farm where he grew up as he faces his parents for the first time. As the college students enjoy the fresh air of Michigan farm country, an older, more dangerous secret slowly emerges. While Hunter navigates a new place within his conservative family, a vicious creature from their past descends on the farm, putting the unsuspecting city kids in mortal danger.

Produced by Packard, Darryl F. Gariglio and Noreen Marriott, with associate producer Shaun Cairo, and boasting a screenplay by Gariglio and Packard, PITCHFORK introduces audiences to a horrifying new movie monster.

The ensemble cast includes Daniel Wilkinson, in the title role, with Lindsey Nicole, Brian Raetz, Ryan Moore, Celina Beach, Keith Webb, Sheila Leason, Nicole Dambro, Vibhu Raghave, Rachel Carter, Andrew Dawe-Collins, Carol Ludwick, Derek Reynolds, Addisyn Wallace and Anisbel Lopez. 

PITCHFORK premieres in US theaters and On Demand from 13th January from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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Donnie Darko at the BFI 17th Dec and Nationwide from 23rd

In case you missed any of our previous announcements, Arrow Films are thrilled to announce that it will release the all-time indie cult classic DONNIE DARKO (2001) into UK cinemas to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a 4K Restoration. 

The original theatrical version will have an exclusive run at the BFI from the 16th Dec followed by a nationwide release from the 23rd Dec. The Director’s Cut, which has been newly remastered, will also be available for screenings. The release also coincides with the 25th Anniversary of film distributor Arrow Films.

Fifteen years before TV show "Stranger Things" combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Writer/Director Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, "Donnie Darko". Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. 

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. 

Described by its director as The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick, Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. 

This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the treatment it deserves.


Following its release on DVD and limited-edition Blu-ray in November 2016, Assault On Precinct 13 will be getting a standard Blu-ray release in a black case on 9 January 2017.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the cult classic that helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. The Blu-ray is packed full of brand new special features including the early John Carpenter student short Captain Voyeur and the documentary Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer.

An LA gang’s revenge-fuelled killing spree leads them to a half-abandoned police station in the throes of closing down. Under siege with power and phone lines cut, lone cop Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker – Battle for the Planet of the Apes), and his skeleton staff, including two secretaries (Laurie Zimmer – A Dirty Story and Nancy Loomis – Halloween), recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a desperate battle to survive the night. As the gang close in the tension escalates to boiling point in this brutal and unrelenting cult classic.

Special features:
-Newly restored from High Definition 1080p transfer
-DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Uncompressed PCM original mono audio options
-R-eturn to Precinct 13: A new interview with actor Austin Stoker
-Producing Precinct 13: A new interview with executive producer Joseph Kaufman
-Filmmaking with John: A new interview with art director and sound effects editor Tommy Lee Wallace
-‘Captain Voyeur’: John Carpenter student short (Blu-ray exclusive)
-Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer documentary (Blu-ray exclusive)
-Interview with John Carpenter and Austin Stoker
-The Sassy One with Actor Nancy Loomis
-Audio Commentary with John Carpenter
-Audio Commentary with Tommy Lee Wallace
-Radio Spots
-English subtitles for the hard of hearing

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The Shelter hits US DVD Jan - Bonus Features announced!

John Fallon’s “The Shelter”, called “remarkably ambitious” by the L.A Times, premieres on US DVD January 3rd from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, Philadelphia Experiment)  “steals each and every scene” in “the smart man’s horror film” (Icons of Fright) written, directed and produced by Fallon.

On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas Jacobs (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?

Extras on the DVD include an insightful audio commentary with writer/director/producer John Fallon, a video interview with star Michael Pare, a video tour of the house location, storyboards, the teaser, and the film's unnerving trailer.

The Shelter hits US DVD January 3 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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Friday 9 December 2016

Arrow Video to release Complete House Saga UK BD/DVD box set.

Step inside, we’ve been expecting you! At long-last, Arrow Video is proud to present the complete House saga, brought together on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time!

In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he has found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas…

House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!

In House 3 (released domestically as The Horror Show) Lance Henriksen (Aliens) stars as a detective who sends a sadistic serial killer to the electric chair, only to find himself stalked by the maniac from beyond the grave.

Meanwhile, House IV: The Repossession has William Katt returning to the fold for one last terrifying tale that mixes seedy mobsters, Native American spirits and a singing pizza in perhaps the barmiest House entry of all!

From the team that brought you Friday the 13th, the House films are era-defining horror classics – now newly restored and loaded with brand new extras!

•Brand new 2K restorations of all four films
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•The House Companion – limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material

•Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
•Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailers

•Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham
•It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up & creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

•Uncut Version, for the first time on Blu-ray!
•Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
•The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
•House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart
•Slaughter Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
•Behind-the-Scenes Footage
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

•Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
•Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas and William Katt, actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder, and composer Harry Manfredini
•Stills Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

The films are released in the UK March 2017.


Wednesday 7 December 2016

Charles Band dares you to enter RAVENWOLF TOWERS!

Legendary cult filmmaker and Full Moon Entertainment founder Charles Band is thrilled to present his new series RAVENWOLF TOWERS, which he describes as a “love letter to Full Moon fans past and present”.

The chilling, seven-part horror series is directed and produced by Band, who will release one episode every full moon, beginning December 13th. And as a bonus for Full Moon film fanatics, embedded within each weird and wicked episode of the series, Band has found novel ways to re-introduce some of Full Moon’s most famous and feared characters and creatures into the narrative.

RAVENWOLF TOWERS, the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel.

Like a cross between Jack Hill’s 1964 Gothic shocker SPIDER-BABY and Dan Curtis’ beloved horror soap opera DARK SHADOWS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and a beautiful woman who may be a distressed damsel in need of saving…or just might be the most terrifying resident of RAVENWOLF TOWERS.

At the center of it all is the spastic, inbred clan whose minds have become irrevocably warped as they live, love, die and commit all manner of sin within the walls of ‘The Towers'.

Full Moon Entertainment will release RAVENWOLF TOWERS on their Amazon Channel, at and on DVD. The first episode, titled Bad Mary, will debut on December 13.

As a premium for customers who order the DVD, Band has committed to personally signing every copy sold.



Tuesday 6 December 2016

The Guyver - UK BD/DVD combo review

Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang may be better known to horror fans for their special effects works in the genre, but in 1991 they teamed up with producer Brian Yuzna to co-direct this bizarre super-hero tale based on the popular Japanese comic of the same name. Which makes its UK BD debut this month from Arrow films in a BD/DVD combo pack.

Teenager Sean Barker (Jack Armstrong) stumbles across a bizarre alien device secluded in an alleyway, which subsequently merges with him and changes him into an armoured super-human/alien-hyrbid.

Unfortunately, he then finds himself being pursued by agents from the sinister Chronos Corporation, who have been doing bizarre genetic experiments on their staff, turning them into mutant super-soldiers, who want the device for their own nefarious ends.

And so the scene is set for a series of martial arts style fight scenes, as Sean, in his new guise as The Guyver, is reluctantly forced to battle these mutant monsters, lead by horror veteran Michael Berryman, and stop the evil Chronos corporation.

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill turns up as a hapless CIA agent who’s been investigating Chronos, and the film also features a whole slew of horror veterans in supporting roles, including the aforementioned Michael Berryman (Hills Have Eyes), along with David Gale and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead).

Originally released in the UK and Europe as “Mutronics The Movie” with the tag line “Some Mutants are More Equal than Others”, presumably to cash in on the success of the live action “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film which came out in the same year, this wasn’t a huge success on it’s original release, but has since gone on to garner a large cult following.

Extras on the disc include

Interview with Producer Brian Yuzna (9mins)
Image gallery
Theatrical trailers.

The Blu-ray and DVD copies both contain the exact same extras on. The sleeve also features reversible artwork, featuring the original poster art on one side and newly commissioned artwork by on the other. The initial run will also come with a fully illustrated booklet featuring linear notes on the film. 

I remember watching this when it first came out under the title “Mutronics” and originally wasn’t too impressed. However, looking at it now it’s actually quite good fun when viewed as a popcorn film. You just have to remember not to take it too seriously. If you’re a fan of the film, or you are interested in checking it out, then you’ll definitely want to pick up this new release from Arrow.

As a side issue, the film spawned a sequel of sorts in 1994 entitled “Dark Hero”, which had David Hayter in the lead this time, but was more a straight-up action movie and missed out the campy humour of the original. Would be interesting to see this get a special edition release. How about it Arrow?

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KRAMPUS Comes Early with New Fright-Rags Collection

Fright-Rags is the one-stop shop for the horror fan on your holiday list this year! The company is releasing new apparel and merchandise from genre movies leading up to Christmas.

The festivities kick off today with the release of the all-new Krampus collection. It includes tees designed by Justin Osbourn and Chogrin as well as custom-knit crew socks. In addition to unisex and girls shirts, Osbourn's artwork is also available on zip-up hoodies.

The holiday cheer continues this Saturday, December 10th, with two surprise shirts from classic '80s Christmas films available exclusively for 24 hours. Horror lounge pants will follow on December 13th. The 15th will see the release of stocking stuffer posters and a special Secret Santa Edition of the popular "Tee of Mystery;" it features two shirts for $20, one of which has never been released before.

The Krampus collection is on sale now at All domestic orders placed by December 18 are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

BLAIR WITCH - Available on UK Digital and Disc this January.

Visionary director Adam Wingard unleashed one of the cinematic surprises of 2016, when his next opus, The Woods turned out to be an utterly terrifying return to the world of the BLAIR WITCH, which comes to coming to UK digital platforms and in UK Disc this January.

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film follows a group of college students who venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of James' sister, which many people believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. 

At first the group is hopeful, especially when a young local couple offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods. However, as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend of the Blair Witch is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

Expanding on the mythology created in the iconic The Blair Witch Project, BLAIR WITCH is at once an exercise in slow-burning tension and a heart-pounding study in terror that further proves Wingard, responsible for the near-perfect slasher pic You’re Next and the joyous tribute to John Carpenter that was The Guest, really is modern horror cinema’s saviour.

BLAIR WITCH is released to UK digital platforms on Jan 16th, and on Blu-ray, DVD and alongside a double pack with The Blair Witch Project Jan 23rd, 2017 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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