Saturday 30 January 2016

Bernard Rose's FRANKENSTEIN - UK DVD review

Director Bernard Rose’s take on FRANKENSTEIN (not to be confused with any other films of that name), which is out on UK BD, DVD and Digital February from Signature Entertainment, gives the tale a modern day makeover, transplanting the action to present day Los Angeles.

A group of scientists at an illicit research lab, create a young man (played by Twilight’s Xavier Samuel) through genetic engineering. But unfortunately, their “experiment” goes wrong and his cells begin to mutate, creating legions and deformities all over his body.

Escaping from the lab, he eventually winds up amongst the homeless on the streets of LA. Where he is befriended by a blind musician, named Eddie (played by the Candyman himself Tony Todd), who teaches him how to live on the streets.

Told entirely from the point of view of the young man, nicknamed “Monster” by Eddie and the other street people, the film is an interesting take on the old Mary Shelley tale. There are a number of nods to the original story, the monster being chased by an angry mob (brandishing baseball bats rather than torches this time) after the near drowning of a young girl, and of course the Monster being befriended by a blind guy.

There were also some interesting modern twists to the tale, like the scientists creating people through 3D printing and the Monster finding his way back to the lab thanks to a mobile phone GPS app.

The film was quite enjoyable and was very well made, for what was obviously a mid-budget production and has a surprisingly good cast, which also includes Carrie Ann Moss (The Matrix). Though the story of Frankenstein is one that’s been done countless times before, so doesn’t really offer anything that new, despite the modern twists.

If you enjoyed Bernard Rose’s previous films, such as Candyman and Paperhouse, you should enjoy this one. Though it’s Tony Todd who arguably steals the show here.

FRANKENSTEIN is available on UK digital platforms from February 15th and on UK Blu-ray and DVD from February 22nd courtesy of Signature Entertainment. 

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Friday 29 January 2016

The House on Pine Street - Brand New Trailer

Second Sight film have just released a brand new trailer for their highly acclaimed thriller "The House on Pine Street" (check it out below).

Fear what you cannot see in The House On Pine Street. The film is out now on UK VOD and is released to UK DVD 1st Feb.

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PANDORICA - at UK cinemas and on Digital April

Coming to UK cinemas and on Digital this April, after an unknown event, the world has changed forcing people to return to a simpler way of life. We follow the leadership trials of the Varosha Tribe with Eiren, Ares and Thade all in line to lead the next generation of their colony. 

The three embark on a journey away from the safety of their home towards a remote forest and current leader Nus - who will choose his successor by trial

But when their trial is interrupted by the arrival of another tribe, their courage, friendship and loyalty will be tested in conditions far more dangerous than they expected.

Pandorica is an original sci-fi adventure directed by Tom Paton and stars Jade Hobday, Marc Zammit, Luke D'Silva, Bentley Kalu and Adam Bond


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SUPERNATURAL: The Complete Tenth Series comes to UK disc and digital

What can you expect when embracing your bad self is the only option?  Find out as the thrilling journey of the Winchester brothers continues when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the tenth season of Supernatural on Blu-ray and DVD March 21st 2016, available first on Digital HD 10th March. 

Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Series contains all 23 gripping episodes from season ten and is packed with over four hours of bonus content – including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel.

After Dean Winchester lost his battle with power-mad angel scribe Metatron last season, he was resurrected by the power of the First Blade and transformed into a demon, cursed with the Mark of Cain. The road to recovering wayward Dean takes brother Sam down sinister paths himself, with consequences that will shake the boys to their core. The Winchesters’ angelic comrade-in-arms Castiel must pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Metatron’s campaign to overtake Heaven. 

With his divine “grace” failing and rogue angels still loose, Cass faces the ticking clock of his own mortality while all-new and ages-old threats again push our heroes to their human and otherworldly limits.  At the same time, the King of Hell, Crowley, must deal with dissension within his own twisted family. Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season will unleash your inner demon and hold you spellbound.

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 and Mark A. Sheppard (In the Name of the Father, White Collar) as Crowley. Created by Eric Kripke (Revolution), the tenth season of the hit series was executive produced by Robert Singer (The New Adventures of Superman), Jeremy Carver (Being Human), Phil Sgriccia (Smallville) and Adam Glass (Cold Case). Produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.


-A Very Special Supernatural Special
-Supernatural Theatre: Staging The 200th Episode
-The Winchester Mythology: Battling the Mark and The Blade
-Supernatural Fans
-Supernatural at Comic-Con 2014
-3 Audio Commentaries
-Deleted Scenes
-Gag Reel

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Thursday 28 January 2016

HIGH-RISE - New Teaser Poster - In Cinemas 18 March

Studiocanal is pleased to present a brand new teaser poster HIGH-RISE, the new film from acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley.  

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss, HIGH-RISE will arrive in UK cinemas 18th March 2016

For updates, follow the films official UK Facebook and Twitter pages


Nina Forever - New Poster

StudioCanal reveal new promo poster for Nina Forever, available on Digital Download  in the UK on the 15th February and on UK DVD & Blu-ray 22nd February 2016.

We all know that two’s company, three’s a... bloody mess! No more so than in Nina Forever, the strikingly original award- winning British debut that delivers an extraordinary take on a love triangle.

The ultimate anti-romantic horror story and a gruesome romance for genre-crossed lovers, Nina Forever is a fairy tale unlike no other, with a very real emotional core, incredibly engrossing performances and an endless supply of bed sheets.

Full of surprises and distinctive in its identity, Nina Forever is the talk of the international film festival circuit receiving both critical and audience praise at SXSW Film Festival 2015, Film4 Frightfest 2015, and Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2015 to name a few. 

It’s a modern cult classic in the making and firmly places directors Ben and Chris Blaine alongside pioneering British filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Peter Strickland.

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THE HALLOW - comes to DVD & Download this March

Coming to UK DVD and Digital Download this March, From the nightmarish imagination of first-time writer-director Corin Hardy, and starring a stellar cast of genre stars.....

When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures that prey upon the lost.

Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces' relentless attacks…

Despite being a regular entry on “best of the year” horror movie lists, The Hallow feels like the genre’s best-kept secret of 2015 – a dark and twisted walk into the woods that follows in the spirit of supernatural hits The Conjuring, The Descent and Mama.

It’s a thrilling feature debut from Corin Hardy, whose imagination in conjuring up a sinister fairy tale-like world is matched only by his talent for delivering stomach-churning shocks – both magical and disturbingly brilliant.

A terrifying hidden treasure, The Hallow puts an original, horrific spin on the classic fairy tale – packed with eerie suspense, blood-curdling demons, and genuinely nasty scares.

Don’t miss out on this must-see horror!

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Wednesday 27 January 2016

THE CHICKENING - short film spoof

This remix of a classic horror film by Nick DenBoer & Davy Force is going viral over social media and is an Official selection of TIFF40 and Sundance 2016.

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"Goodnight Mommy" comes to UK cinemas

The highly anticipated horror comes to UK cinemas 4th March 2016, just in time for Mother's Day.

In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, lives nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.

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"The Lesson" - screening at Glasgow Film Festival this Feb

The Lesson is a dark, painful and savagely funny psychological thriller unlike any you’ve seen before and will be screening as part of the Glasgow Film Festival in February.

Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild in an arid rural landscape. But their bad education is about to take a turn for the intellectual best as someone at the end of their tether has decided to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget. A dark, claustrophobic and bloody coming of age love story with a shock final destination, this morally challenging chiller will shake your well-ordered world.

Starring Robert Hands (Stonehearst Asylum, Charlotte Gray), Dolya Gavanski (The Trip, In the Land of Blood and Honey), Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalova.

For more info on this and other films at the festival, visit the Glasgow Film Festival Website.

The Lesson will be released on Digital Download from FrightFest Presents on 29th February.

THE GREEN INFERNO official UK poster revealed!

In select UK cinemas 12th February and available on DVD & Blu-ray 22nd February

Master of horror Eli Roth (Aftershock, Hostel, Cabin Fever) brings his trademark brand of twisted gore to the screen once again with the new shock cannibal film - THE GREEN INFERNO

Eye-gouging, torso-stripping, tongue-slicing, head-popping… welcome back Eli! The gorehounds’ master returns with his most shocking recipe to date. This stomach-churning nod to cult classic Cannibal Holocaust is essential viewing for those only just discovering the Video Nasty. Eli, who revolutionized the horror genre, returns with even more guts than ever to deliver this year’s new nightmare.

The Green Inferno will be showing at special late night screenings across select Picturehouse Cinemas. 

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Tuesday 26 January 2016

‘BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR’ finally comes to UK disc this Feb

From visionary director James Nguyen comes BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR, as seen on BBC News and finally available on Blu-ray and DVD from Severin Films. The cult sensation that swept across America, BIRDEMIC comes with extensive exclusive extras!

It is a tender love story. A graphic horror shocker. An urgent ecological warning. From writer/director James Nguyen – “The Master of the Romantic Thriller” – comes the story of a sexy lingerie model (Whitney Moore) and a successful software salesman (Alan Bagh) on a weekend getaway to a quaint Northern California town. But when the entire region is attacked by millions of homicidal birds, their picturesque paradise becomes a winged hell on earth. Can mankind survive the avian onslaught of BIRDEMIC?

With startling special effects, remarkable performances and a guest appearance by Hollywood legend Miss Tippi Hedren, BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Do you dare watch and find out the answer to the question “Why do the eagle and vulture attack”?

BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR would be an unforgettable experience by itself, but Severin Films have gone all out to produce a disc stuffed to the gills with extras:

• Audio Commentary by writer/director James Nguyen
• Audio commentary by stars Whitney Moore and Alan Bagh
• Deleted Scenes
• Birdemic Experience Tour Featurette
• James Nguyen on Movie Close-Up
• Moviehead: The James Nguyen Story teaser
• Birdemic Experience 2010 trailer
• Teaser trailer
• Theatrical trailer

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Monday 25 January 2016

"What We Do in the Shadows" gets Werewolf spin-off.

If you're one of the many people who, like myself, really enjoyed the spoof vampire documentary "What We Do in the Shadows" the other year, you'll be delighted to hear that a sequel/spin-off is officially in the works.

Writer/Director Taika Waititi recently spoke to Crave-Online, in which he announced the film will be about the rival werewolf pack that featured in the previous movie and will be titled "We're Wolves".

No other details about the film have been given yet, but Director Taika Waititi, who is currently working on the new Thor sequel "Thor: Ragnarok" has said it will most likely be his next project after this wraps.

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FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON - coming to UK disc from Arrow.

Arrow Video is delighted to announce the release of their latest giallo, "Five Dolls for an August Moon", directed by the master of the macabre, Mario Bava. Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD from 1st February 2016, this dual-format release joins a roster of previous Bava titles released through Arrow Video - A Bay of Blood, Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Lisa and the Devil, Rabid Dogs and Blood and Black Lace.

This new disc comes loaded with a wealth of bonus content including the documentary Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre – a profile of the director, hosted by Mark Kermode and featuring interviews with Joe Dante, John Carpenter and Tim Burton).

Wealthy industrialist George Stark (Teodora Corrà, Django the Bastard) has gathered a group of friends – played by a who’s who of Italian genre cinema including William Berger (Faccia a faccia), Ira von Fürstenberg (The Fifth Cord), Edwige Fenech (Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) and Howard Ross (The New York Ripper) – to his island retreat. He hopes to entice them into investing in a new project, but soon the sunbathing and cocktails parties give way to murder, as the corpses begin to pile up one by one.

Paying homage to Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, "Five Dolls for an August Moon" turns the style up to ten. Surrounded by beautiful women, stunning locations and flamboyant fashions – and abetted by Piero Umiliani’s equally exotic score – Bava creates one of his most eye-catching movies, a visual tour de force.

Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Optional English and Italian soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Optional isolated Music and Effects track
Optional English subtitles for the Italian audio and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English audio
Audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre – a documentary profile of the director, hosted by Mark Kermode and featuring interviews with Joe Dante, John Carpenter and Tim Burton
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Glenn Kenny and a new essay by Adrian Smith on the Fancey family and their efforts to bring international exploitation titles, including Five Dolls for an August Moon, to a UK audience during the 60s, 70s and 80s

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Sunday 24 January 2016

Re-Animator and Basket Case Trilogy re-issued on UK Blu-ray 14 March

Second Sight is delighted to announce the re-release of two seminal horror Blu-rays "Re-Animator" and "Basket Case The Trilogy" on 14 March 2016, both come in black case classic packaging and are packed full of outstanding special features.
Brilliant, if somewhat deranged, medical student Herbert West arrives at Miskatonic Medical School and immediately sneers at his professor’s outdated views on death. West has his own outlandish theories and has concocted a serum that will bring the dead back to life. Roping in fellow student Dan Cain their shocking experiments work all too well with horrific and very messy results.

Bonus features:
• The ‘Unrated’ Version – brand new 4K restoration
• The ‘Integral’ Version (exclusive to Blu-ray)
• Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon
• Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna and actor Jeffrey Combs, Robert Sampson, Barbara
Crampton and Bruce Abbott
• Re-Animator Resurrectus documentary
• Interviews with Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band and
Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
• Extended scenes, deleted scenes and trailers
• Gallery

The film will be available to pre-order shortly

Basket Case trilogy

What’s in the basket? A question Duane Bradley is asked alot when he arrives in New York and checks into the sleazy Hotel Broslin, a place filled with drunks, odd-bods and prostitutes. We soon discover the answer; inside is his grotesquely deformed brother Belial. Separated at birth in a brutal operation the Siamese twins have come looking for revenge on the doctors that left Belial for dead and now the basket-dweller is ready to wreak blood-soaked carnage. Where the original classic ends the sequels pick up and things start to get really deranged when the brothers meet their long lost aunt ‘Granny Ruth’ and her houseful of freaks.

Bonus Features:
• 'What's In The Basket?' – A look at the making of the trilogy with director Frank Henenlotter; actors
Kevin VanHentenryck, Beverly Bonner, Annie Ross; producers Edgar Ievans and James Glickenhaus;
make-up effects artists John Caglione Jr, Kevin Haney, Gabe Bartalos; and writer Uncle Bob Martin
• 'An Interview With Graham Humphreys' – a look at the career of the legendary film poster artist.
Additional bonus features for the original film include:
Basket Case:
• Video Introduction By Frank Henenlotter
• Audio Commentary By Director Frank Henenlotter, Producer Edgar Ievins And Actress Beverly Bonner
• Outtakes/Behind-The-Scenes
• 2001 Video Short – The Hotel Broslin
• Trailer/Radio Spots
• Photo Gallery: Behind-The-Scenes, Promotional Material, Stills

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Friday 22 January 2016

FrightFest adds PANDEMIC to Glasgow line-up

Important announcement for anyone attending next weeks Frightfest in Glasgow they have just issued the following statement about a change in the line up...


Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to pull CELL from our Glasgow line-up.  But every cloud has a shiver lining and we are delighted to announce that we have replaced it with the World Premiere of the latest groundbreaker from director John Suits - the viral chiller PANDEMIC.

PANDEMIC is a science fiction thriller featuring non-stop action from a first person shooter perspective as the all-star cast of Rachel Nichols (STAR TREK, ‘Chicago Fire’), Mekhi Phifer (INSURGENT, DIVERGENT), MIssi Pyle (GONE GIRL), Alfie Allen (JOHN WICK, ‘Game of Thrones’), Danielle Rose Russell (A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES), Paul Guilfoyle (‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’) and Pat Healy (CHEAP THRILLS) scour a devastated Los Angeles to ward off the infected and keep the survivors contained. Revolutionary in its immersive component, we know you are going to love this new model shocker.

The film will screen in the same slot as CELL and there are no other changes to the programme.

Also, we’re pleased to announce that Tyler MacIntyre, director of the comedy horror sensation PATCHWORK will be attending. He joins Nathalie Dormer (star of THE FOREST), Joe Begos (THE MIND’S EYE director), Can Evrenol (BASKIN director), Johannes Roberts (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR director) and Paul Hyett (HERETIKS director).


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Jared Cohn to direct killer new flick "6ix"

Jared Cohn (BOUND, ATLANTIC RIM, BORN BAD, BUDDY HUTCHINS) has been tapped to direct  "6ix", a Nicholas Celozzi-written thriller that’s libretto – being that it’s about a killer who is using The Book of Revelations for slaying inspiration - is being likened to Fincher classic Se7en.

A devout and merciless killer seeks to obtain the soul he believes he was born without, by taking the "senses" of his victims. Two detectives are charged with the mission to save 6 innocent lives.

Checkout the poster below...

Production is fully funded with filming beginning in May in Chicago.

Thursday 21 January 2016

BONE TOMAHAWK in UK cinemas Feb 19

Its cowboys vs cannibals at UK cinemas this February, in S.Craig Zahler's directorial debut BONE TOMAHAWK

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy.

BONE TOMAHAWK is a gritty, unpredictable, action-packed Western chronicling a terrifying rescue mission. The directorial debut of acclaimed author S.Craig Zahler, who also wrote the screenplay, it features an all-star cast including Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Escape from New York), Patrick Wilson (Insidious, Fargo Series 2), Matthew Fox (Lost, Emperor) and Emmy award-winner Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge)

BONE TOMAHAWK comes to UK cinemas Feb 19th.

Horror Channel (UK) unleashes a fear-filled February of premieres

Horror Channel presents eight petrifying premieres for Friday and Saturday nights this February, including the UK TV Premiere of Daric Gates’ possession  thriller THE APPEARING and the Network premieres of Paul Hyett’s disturbing directorial debut THE SEASONING HOUSE, Stephen King’s psychological thriller SECRET WINDOW, starring Johnny Depp and Renny Harlin’s supernatural cult favourite THE COVENANT.

Other network premieres for Friday nights are: Christian Duguay’s dystopian Sci-Fi actioner SCREAMERS and Robert Heath’s Brit revenge shocker TRUTH OR DARE, whilst Saturday night’s exclusive line-up embraces haunting chiller DARKNESS FALLS and Simon West’s frenzied pulse-racer WHEN A STRANGER CALLS.

Fri 5 Feb @ 10.55pm – SCREAMERS (1995) *Network Premiere

Based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Second Variety", this cult favourite stars Peter Weller as Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson, who sets out across the surface of Sirius 6B, hoping to settle a violent labour dispute at a remote mining outpost. However, the desert is riddled with deadly "Screamers", which Hendrickson helped create. These burrowing weapons, designed to protect the mines, have learned to replicate themselves and can also assume humanoid form. And now they have a new mission: to obliterate all life.

Sat 6 Feb @ 9.00pm – DARKNESS FALLS (2003) *Network Premiere

Kyle (Chaney Kley) must confront the painful memories of his mother’s brutal murder when he is summoned back to Darkness Falls by his childhood sweetheart (Emma Caulfield), whose nine-year-old brother is having the same nightmares that drove Kyle to the brink of madness. When he returns, Kyle realises that the evil spirit who killed his mother is a vengeful spirit that has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her a hundred and fifty years earlier. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Fri 12 Feb @ 9.00pm – THE APPEARING (2014) *UK TV Premiere

City detective Michael (Will Wallace) relocates to a quaint, small town with his wife Rachel (Emily Brooks), following her emotional breakdown after the sudden death of their young daughter. Michael takes a job in the sheriff’s office and is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl. As the investigation deepens he discovers secrets which unlock the realms of the supernatural and nightmare terrors. How far will Michael and Rachel go to fight the dark forces and locate the missing girl?

Sat 13 Feb @ 10.50pm – WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (2006) *Network Premiere

A remake of Fred Walton's 1979 horror film of the same name, this contemporary re-imagining casts Camilla Belle as babysitter Jill Johnson, who thinks her latest job, in a hilltop luxury designer house, is a cushy number. But then the phone rings and each time an ominous voice asks, "Have you checked the children?" Jill phones the police, who inform her that the calls are coming from inside the house. Jill's quiet night of babysitting is about to turn into a nerve-shattering nightmare of suspense, horror and dread.

Fri 19 Feb @ 10.50pm –TRUTH OR DARE (2012) *Network Premiere

A group of teens at a party play a game of 'Truth or Dare'.  It gets out of hand when one of the party-goers (Felix) is violently picked on by the others. A few months later the group are invited to a party that Felix is throwing at his parents' mansion. But when they arrive they are guided to a cabin further up the road, to find that Felix's brother is there instead. And he’s out for revenge for what the group did to his brother - sparking a terrifying sequence of events and a whole new twist on the game of Truth or Dare - where the truth can kill you.

Sat 20 Feb @ 9.00pm – SECRET WINDOW (2004) *Network Premiere

While in the process of an ugly divorce from his wife (Maria Bello), writer Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) relocates to his remote cabin in upstate New York for solitude. Attempting to recover his mental health, Rainey has the misfortune of being found by John Shooter (John Turturro), a farmer who claims Rainey plagiarised his work. At first, Rainey ignores the accusations, but Shooter has no intention of quietly disappearing. The film is based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King,

Fri 26 Feb @ 9.00pm – THE COVENANT (2006) *Network Premiere

In the 17th century, five families with supernatural powers make a pact of silence. Eventually one power-hungry family is banished. The descendants of the four remaining families are heirs to tremendous power. Known as the Sons of Ipswich, the boys attend elite Spencer Academy. When a student there is found dead after a party, unravelling secrets threaten to shatter the pact that has protected the boys' families for centuries.

Sat 27 Feb @10.45pm – THE SEASONING HOUSE (2012) *Network Premiere

Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett made his directorial debut with this harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Rosie Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. This is psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist. Also stars Sean Pertwee and Kevin Howarth.

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

THE SURVIVALIST - New Trailer and Artwork

Bulldog film distribution have just released the new trailer and poster artwork for their forthcoming feature "THE SURVIVALIST".

In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.

A captivating thriller, "THE SURVIVALIST" marks the feature debut of writer-director Stephen Fingleton and boasts stellar performances from Martin McCann (’71, Shadow Dancer, X+Y), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac Part II, A Cure For Wellness) and Olwen Fouéré (This Must be the Place).

"THE SURVIVALIST" comes to UK cinemas Feb 12th.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

BACKTRACK - in UK cinemas Jan 29

In UK cinemas this month, Adrien Brody (Predators) and Sam Neill (Jurrasic Park) star in this spine-chilling mystery for the Insidious generation! 

Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. 

Sustaining a nail-biting atmosphere throughout, Backtrack is the latest suspenseful Australian horror that will leave you guessing right until the shocking finale. The Babadook meets The Sixth Sense as this terrifying mystery unwinds and buried secrets are unveiled. 

Backtrack is a spine-chilling story from the acclaimed writer-director, Michael Petroni (The Book Theif). 

Backtrack is released to UK cinemas Jan 29
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America’s bravest warriors take on the walking dead in Navy SEALS Vs Zombies, a stone cold case of ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’ coming to DVD from February 15th, 2016, courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

Eighties action legend Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja, Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Commander Sheer, the leader of a crack team of Navy SEALS charged with extracting the Vice President from a situation gone bad in New Orleans. What Sheer’s team don’t know is that the ‘situation’ is a viral outbreak that is very quickly turning the residents of the Big Easy into flesh hungry hoards of ravenous zombies and sometimes the bullets run out...

Navy SEALS Vs Zombies also stars US TV stalwart Molly Hagan (iZombie, True Detective) as a CIA agent who knows more about the outbreak than she’s prepared to let on. The definition of a high octane guilty pleasure, this is one thrill ride that guarantees to be the perfect Valentine for gorehounds everywhere. 

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Wolf of Wall Street meets Bad Lieutenant in the confronting true story of a privileged white man that uses the ghetto, sex addiction, and crack cocaine to live up to his full potential and have the life he’s always dreamed of.

Luke Anderson, Early 40s, the picture of success, white, privileged, and handsome, uses crack and sex as a means to punish himself to overcome the problem he’s had his whole life; not feeling worthy enough to know he deserves to live a happy life and to be comfortable in his own skin.

Most people use drugs to ease pain. Luke uses drugs to create pain by using it as his therapy; a therapy long overdue from years of struggling with abandonment issues. Issues that were created by the death of Luke’s father when he was a young boy.

With each binge, Luke’s therapy effectively erases old pain and provides a missing link to the puzzle. With each sexual encounter, a new reality of dealing with intimacy enlightens him. Through this unorthodox therapy, he struggles to become the man he’s always wanted to be and to lead the life he’s always dreamed of. He just has to go through hell to get there. Being an attractive, educated, and privileged white man in the hood doing crack, isn’t exactly society’s picture of drug addiction. Try being in Luke’s shoes, he’s known as WHITE CRACK BASTARD…

From acclaimed filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, director of Pernicious and Bethany, and writer Lisa Vachon comes a sweltering hot button release starring Rhett Benz, Taja V.Simpson (The Young & The Restless), Edmond Chapple and Walter Mendoza. 

View the trailer on YouTube

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Tuesday 19 January 2016


Aaron and Austin Keeling’s tauntingly sinister new feature – The House On Pine Street - wreaks havoc on an expectant young couple as they move into an eerily ominous house. This highly acclaimed psychological thriller comes to VOD and DVD thanks to Second Sight.

After an unexpected mental breakdown, seven month
pregnant Jennifer Branagan (Emily Goss - An Emotional Affair) reluctantly returns to her hometown in Kansas with her husband Luke for the arrival of their baby. Struggling to cope with fears of motherhood, a strained relationship with her husband and the presence of an overbearing mother, Meredith, Jennifer is losing control of her life.

But what begins with objects moving behind her back and unexplained knocking sounds, soon escalates into something far more sinister and threatening. Jennifer fears the house is haunted yet alone in her convictions, she is forced to question her own sanity. Is she losing her mind, or is there a dark entity within the house that is all too real?

Fear what you cannot see in The House On Pine Street when this chilling tale of a disturbed dwelling with a ghostly lore makes its debut on VOD Jan 25th and DVD 1st Feb.

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THE GREEN INFERNO - released in selected UK cinemas 12 Feb

Fear will eat you alive as the mastermind behind the Hostel franchise and Cabin Fever, horror auteur Eli Roth, serves up a feast of gut-wrenching terror in the gruesome fear-fest The Green Inferno! Prepare to be tested to your core with this cannibal fuelled video nasty for a new, unsuspecting generation. Which is coming to selected UK cinemas Feb 12th ahead of its UK disc release on Feb 22.
Determined to protect the Amazon rainforest, a group of student activists fly to Peru only to crash-land deep in the jungle. Captured by a pack of bloodthirsty cannibals, the survivors suffer unspeakable acts of butchery at the hands of the very tribe they were trying to save. A non-stop barrage of carnage and chills, The Green Inferno is an unhinged blast!

Eye-gouging, torso-stripping, tongue-slicing, head-popping… welcome back Eli! The gorehounds’ master returns with his most shocking recipe to date. This stomach-churning nod to cult classic Cannibal Holocaust is essential viewing for those only just discovering the Video Nasty. Eli, who revolutionized the horror genre with the seminal Cabin Fever and Hostel, returns with even more guts than ever to deliver this year’s new nightmare.
Experience the full shock and gore with the director’s cut on DVD & Blu-ray and special late night screenings across select Picturehouse Cinemas.
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THE DARK PLACE comes to US DVD and Digital

The award-winning The Dark Place, has just hit US DVD and Digital platforms.

Long estranged from his widowed mother, Keegan Dark (Blaise Embry) is blessed with the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. This is both a blessing and a curse, keeping him at odds with his family and loved ones.

Returning home with his boyfriend in tow to make amends with his mother, he's shocked to discover she remarried. His family now includes a step-father and step-brother--and Keegan quickly surmises they aren't up to any good.

His investigation into their past is derailed when his mother drops into a coma, his boyfriend seemingly leaves him and the town's sheriff targets him as the most likely culprit. With allies scarce and time running out, Keegan must fight--and use his remarkable mind--to unravel the secrets that threaten to destroy him.

THE DARK PLACE is rolling out globally.... its just hit the U.S and is about to hit Australia.

PRIDE PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES - New Character Posters revealed.

Lionsgate films have just unveiled eight new character posters from their forthcoming "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES", which comes to UK cinemas February...

Lily James (Cinderella, TV's War and Peace), Sam Riley (Maleficent), Jack Huston (TVs Boardwalk Empire), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, The Rewrite), Douglas Booth (The Riot Club, Jupiter Ascending),  Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Matt Smith (Terminator Genysis, TVs Dr Who), Charles Dance (Underworld Awakening, TVs Game of  Thrones) and Lena Headey (The Purge, TVs Game of  Thrones) star.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES will be released by Lionsgate UK in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Friday 11th February 2016.

Monday 18 January 2016

CRIMSON PEAK comes to UK disc February.

Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska star in visionary director Guillermo del Toro’s chilling and beautiful supernatural horror Crimson Peak, which comes to UK DVD and BD February.

Young Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska - Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre) is an aspiring author living with her father in New York at the dawn on the 20th century. When her father dies in mysterious circumstances, seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston - The Avengers, Thor) sweeps Edith away to Allerdale Hall, a house atop a mountain of profitable blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. 

Every room holds a new mystery, from the subterranean mines to the forbidden attic, from the library of secrets to the cage-like elevator with a mind of its own. The house is designed like a butterfly killing jar to allure and trap the beautiful and the innocent. It also hides the Sharpe family’s darkest secrets and reveals unspeakable truths.

As love turns to madness and nightmare becomes reality, everyone who sets foot into Allerdale Hall is in grave danger. But will this living death trap reveal the truth or seal their fate? Who will make it out alive? Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

-Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Guillermo del Toro
-The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak – A stylised turn of the century with carefully crafted visuals that provide the perfect backdrop for Del Toro’s brand of psychological horror. Follow the phases of production to discover a booming America and a dark and removed England portrayed with a multi-layered sophistication unlike any seen in recent cinema
-Hand Tailored Gothic – Costume designer Kate Hawley unravels her collaboration with Del Toro and reveals the symbolism constantly at play in the wardrobe’s design
-I Remember Crimson Peak (The Gothic Corridor, The Scullery, The Red Clay Mines, The Limbo Fog Set) – A series of interviews with director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain
-Deleted Scenes - The Park; Thomas’ Presentation; Father Consoles Daughter; Thomas Sees A Ghost; Lucille At The Piano
-A Primer on Gothic Romance – Employing his encyclopedic knowledge and passion for the genre, Guillermo del Toro traces the lineage of Gothic Romance in cinema. Using Crimson Peak as the basis, Del Toro outlines the history of cinematic terror and illuminates the differences between traditional scares and elevated horror
-A Living Thing – An army of artisans was amassed to construct the Sharpe mansion on North America’s largest soundstage. Witness first-hand and in great detail the construction of Del Toro’s most elaborate set to date
-Beware of Crimson Peak – Tom Hiddleston (Sir Thomas Sharpe) offers a walking tour of the many secret spaces in Allerdale Hall
-Crimson Phantoms – Del Toro’s approach to make-up effects is discussed by award-winning effects house DDT. In this piece, they offer an exclusive look inside their workshop, where they deconstruct the creation of the film’s most disturbing prosthetic effects. The discussion delves into the mythology of these elegant creatures and how Del Toro’s belief in the supernatural informed the design and narrative of the ghosts

-Deleted Scenes – The Park; Thomas’ Presentation; Father Consoles Daughter; Thomas Sees A Ghost; Lucille At The Piano

Also starring Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Mama), Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy) and Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Adaption), Crimson Peak arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 15th February, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).

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