Thursday 31 August 2017

THE HOWLING - makes its UK BD debut October.

STUDIOCANAL is excited to announce that the darkly comic horror classic THE HOWLING – the film which changed the look and feel of werewolf movies for years to come when it first released back in 1981 – gnaws its way onto newly restored edition DVD, Digital Download and, for the first time in the UK, Blu Ray on 9th October 2017. Along with the film, the release also features an hour of brand new extra features and special content.

Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins) with a screenplay by John Sayles (Lone Star) and groundbreaking special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing, The Fog, Total Recall), THE HOWLING has been stunningly restored for a new generation of horror fans. Graphically violent, sexually explicit and nightmarishly intense, it remains one of the most original werewolf movies of the eighties, spawning seven follow-up films and three novels, and sits firmly alongside An American Werewolf In London and Wolfen as hugely influential features in the genre.

After an intense confrontation with a serial killer, news anchor Karen White (Dee Wallace) is left traumatised and suffering from amnesia. In need of recovery, Karen takes refuge within “The Colony”, a country retreat organised by her psychiatrist Dr Waggner (Patrick Macnee). But things at “The Colony” aren’t as idyllic as they originally seemed and as blood curdling screams break the midnight silence, Karen’s memories slowly begin to come into focus.

With its extraordinary transformation scene, its startling links between animalistic violence and sexuality and its pioneering use of special make-up effects and prosthetics (Rob Bottin’s first break away project from mentor Rick Baker who himself would provide effects for An American Werewolf In London), THE HOWLING now returns to draw new viewers into its bloodcurdling cult of loyal followers. 

Howlings Eternal with Producer Steven A. Lane
Cut to Shreds with Editor Mark Goldblatt
Interview with Co-writer Terence Winkless
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: A Look at the Film’s Locations
Interview with Stop-Motion Animator David Allen
Audio Commentary with Author Gary Brandner

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Wednesday 30 August 2017

Stephen King's IT - Immersive 'Pennyplex' screening announced

This September, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema are daring horror fans to undergo a terrifying, immersive screening experience of the new motion picture IT.

One of author Stephen King’s most terrifying creations, IT’s Pennywise the Clown, will take over London’s Peckhamplex cinema, renaming it the Pennyplex for select screenings of the eagerly anticipated film, which Warner Bros. Pictures releases nationwide on 8th September.

Those who dare to opt for the “IT Upgrade” screenings will be hurled into an experience from the creative team behind some of David Copperfield, Paul Daniels and Simon Drake’s illusions, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and the filmmakers. 

These globally exclusive screenings will take place only at Peckhamplex, one of London’s most beloved and longest running independent cinemas. Thrill-seekers can win tickets to an exclusive VIP preview on Wednesday 6th September by visiting the IT Movie UK Facebook Page, or purchase “IT Upgrade” tickets for the Friday 8th September 8.45pm performance by visiting or calling the box office on 0844 567 2742.

The experience is not for the faint of heart!

IT is out in UK cinemas on 8th September

Monday 28 August 2017

Eat Locals - Review

Actor Jason Flemyng (Snatch, TV’s Primeval) goes behind the camera this time to bring us his directorial debut with the vampire comedy “Eat Locals”, which had its UK premiere at this years Frightfest and comes to UK VOD September and to UK disc in October.

A group of vampires, which includes genre regular Tony Curran (Underworld : Rise of the Lycans), and TV actresses Freema Agyeman (Dr Who) and Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) are having a meeting at a remote farmhouse and welcoming their unwitting new member, Sebastian (Billy Cook – Hooligan Factory), into the fold.

Unfortunately, it seems that Sebastian isn’t too interested in becoming a creature of the night, which causes a number of problems with what to do with him next.

But trying to escape proves no easy task, as not only are the vampires a lot quicker on their feet, but it turns out the whole place is surrounded by an elite special forces unit, planning to wipe out everyone inside. Plus there are the farm owners, who the vampires have trussed up in the cellar, played by Dexter Fletcher (Layer Cake) and Ruth Jones (TVs Gavin and Stacey) who turn out to be just as blood thirsty as their vampire captors.

Chaos and hilarity subsequently ensue as the soldiers attack, the farm owners try to escape and poor Sebastian doesn’t know which way to run.

Also starring Charlie Cox (TVs Dare Devil) and Vincent Regan (Lockout), "Eat Locals" is brilliant fun. It's action packed, bloody hilarious and easily one of my favourite films of the year so far! If you enjoyed “What we do in the Shadows” you’ll love this. The end credits also tease us with the promise of a sequel. So lets hope that gets made soon!

"Eat Locals" comes to UK VOD Digital outlets Sept 1, followed by its Disc and other Digital releases October 30th.

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DEMONS - in selected US theaters and on VOD this Oct!

The devil comes to town this October when Demons, written, directed and starring Miles Doleac, hits select US theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A psychological thriller that marries elements of The Exorcist, The Shining and The Big Chill, Demons tells of a celebrated fiction writer and former priest (Doleac, “American Horror Story”, The Hollow) who, along with his wife, are tormented by the ghost of her late sister, as the details of her grisly death are slowly uncovered.

Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counseling and then, for much more. 

Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specializing in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent  ghost of her dead sister Jewel compels Kayleigh to engage in bizarre, destructive behaviors that endanger the lives of both her friends and herself.  

Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster), John Schneider (Lake Placid 2, The Dukes of Hazzard), Lindsay Anne Willams (The Hollow), Steven Brand (Hellraiser : Revelations), Kristina Emerson (NCIS : New Orleans), and Gary Grubbs (Free State of Jones) co-star star in a powerful goosebump-stirring new spookfest from Historia Films, the makers of The Hollow and The Historian.    

Demons is in selected US theaters and on VOD October 6th.

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Thursday 24 August 2017

Geostorm - Official Poster Released

Warner Bros release official poster for forthcoming "Geostorm", in UK cinemas October 20...

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe.  But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).

Geostorm will be released nationwide on OCTOBER 20th by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Wednesday 23 August 2017


Independence Day meets Rambo (or should that be Blade?), as Wesley Snipes battles aliens deep in the woods in “Final Recall”, which is out now on UK Disc and Digital.

A group of teens are spending the weekend at a remote woodland cabin, when news reports start coming in of alien spacecraft descending on the earth and abducting people en mass.

The group subsequently find themselves being stalked by strange alien creatures in the woods. But with their car wrecked and no means of calling for help, escaping proves no easy task.

However, seems the aliens aren’t the only things out hunting. Enter Wesley Snipes as a deranged backwoodsman, who seems to know exactly what’s going on and has been busy preparing for this day, who quickly starts turning the tables on the alien foe.

But even if they survive the night, what awaits them in the morning when the military arrive?

Looking like it had a lot more money for what was obviously a mid-budget production FINAL RECALL boasts some impressive special effects and Wesley Snipes is awesome as ever as the semi-psychotic hunter.  For the most part the movie plays like a low budget “Predator”, though things seemed to slow down towards the end after some of group get abducted and the film changes gear showing their attempts to escape captivity.

If you enjoy low budget action films, you’ll probably want to check this out.

The screener I viewed did not contain any supplemental material, however the full release is said to contain the following extras...


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REALM OF THE DAMNED hits digital.

The monsters have won. Our world now belongs to them. Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos is a new UK animated motion comic of pure Black Metal horror that unleashes the classic gothic monsters on a modern rampage of redemption and damnation. Raw, fast-paced and bristling with atmosphere, this is a bloody and blasphemous epic that leaves no church unburned.

Realm of the Damned is available now for free on Amazon Prime. Or on Swigit with exclusive Cradle of Filth track 'You Will Know the Lion By His Claw' from new album Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay.

Marking the first in an upcoming three-part series, Realm of the Damned - Tenebris Deosis is an animated motion comic adventure starring voice talent David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) Jill Janus (Huntress) and Steve Beatty (October File).

Directed by Tom Paton based on the Graphic Novel with Original Story by Alec Worley. Animation by Craig Hinde & Reece Saunders. Produced by Tom Lind & Steve Beatty and Executive Produced by Jeremy Davis. Soundtrack by Sons of Balaur & Max Weiry.

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Horror Channel FrightFest to screen VICTOR CROWLEY

Victor Crowley Lives!

Following the slasher reboot’s surprise debut at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, Horror Channel FrightFest has announced that its “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration” is in fact the European premiere of Adam Green’s VICTOR CROWLEY, the fourth film in the Hatchet series.

Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7 - X’s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.

Green said today: “I couldn’t be happier to partner with Dark Sky Films and bring Victor Crowley back to horror fans around the world. Resurrecting the series for its tenth anniversary was our way of saying thank you to everyone in The Hatchet Army and beyond who have supported this series since its inception. This bloodbath is for all of you.”

VICTOR CROWLEY screens at Horror Channel FrightFest on Saturday 26 August at Cineworld Leicester Sq.

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Tony Todd and Derek Mears star in #FROMJENNIFER

Horror icons Tony Todd (Candyman, the Final Destination series) and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, "Twin Peaks") star in #FromJennifer, the "highly original and radically ingenious" (Starburst) new film from award-winning writer/director Frank Merle.

Jennifer Peterson (Danielle Taddei) is having a very rough week. She's been fired from a movie shoot, her manager just dropped her, and her boyfriend dumped her, right after releasing a sex tape of them together.

But Jennifer has decided to turn things around: she hatches a plot she calls "Revenge Porn Revenge," in which she plans to settle the score by filming a devastatingly elaborate video and posting it online, making herself famous in the process. But like everything else in her life lately, her revenge plot doesn't go according to plan, and a shocking trail of carnage is left in her wake.

Winner of no less than 7 major film festival awards, including Best Director at the Illinois International Film Festival (Frank Merle) and Best Actress (Danielle Taddei) at the Mindfield Film Festival, #FromJennifer features a host of genre favorites in-front of and behind-the-camera including actors Aaron Abrams ("Hannibal"), Meghan Deanna Smith (Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness), Trae Ireland (13/13/13) and Danielle Taddei (“Pretty Little Liars”), with producers Frank Merle and Hunter Johnson (#2Jennifer) and executive producers James Cullen Bressack (Bethany, To Jennifer) and Warren Croyle.

 #FromJennifer is released to US Digital and Cable outlets September 28 from Sector 5 Films. 

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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Mayhem Film Festival announces ZEPPELIN VS PTERODACTYLS, HABIT and MAYHEM

With less than two months to go before the festival’s 13th edition, Mayhem is proud to announce two new titles and a special event as part of their programme.

Building on the success of The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula from the 2015 edition, Mayhem Film Festival will present a new live stage reading of an unmade Hammer production – the legendary "Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls"

Based on a thought-lost outline from the Hammer Scripts Archive, now faithfully expanded into a full-length script by Mayhem Co-Director, Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad, Dead Mine), "Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls" will take you on an epic sci-fi adventure to a lost world beyond the arctic snows where prehistoric creatures may still roam. 

If you couldn’t attend the 2015 production, expect an immersive ‘screenless cinema’ experience with actors bringing the screenplay vividly to life. This one of a kind event is made possible with thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research Centre at DeMontfort University.

In addition to this special live event, Mayhem is proud to announce two more films from their 2017 line-up, including Simeon Halligan’s "Habit". In this subversive film from the director of White Settlers, a young man working in a massage parlour discovers something dangerous and sinister lurking in the mysterious room no.9. Director Simeon Halligan will present the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A.

Wrapping up this second wave of announcements is Shudder's fittingly titled "Mayhem", from American director Joe Lynch. Beyond the endless amusement of Mayhem screening at Mayhem, the film is a relentlessly fun corporate horror in which Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) finds himself trapped within the law firm he has just been fired from, as a super virus making people lose all of their inhibitions condemns the building to quarantine.

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017. Early Bird passes are still available for a limited time only at the discounted rate of £65. 

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Monday 21 August 2017

Knights of the Damned - On UK DVD Sept 25th

Prepare to be thrilled as knights lock horns with the undead in brand new epic fantasy adventure Knights of the Damned.

This action-packed visually stunning feature from the VFX artists behind Harry Potter and Inception is executive produced by award-winning Chris Newman (Game of Thones, Star Wars) and stars an impressive cast including Ross O’Hennessy (Game of Thrones), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Skyfall), Zara Phythian (Doctor Strange), Silvio Simac (Transporter 3), Adrian Bouchet (Clash of the Titans) and Andrea Vasiliou (Wonder Woman).

After relentless attacks on his castle the King enlists his finest knights to slay the dragon besieging the land. The elite army embark on their quest to defeat the fire breathing beast, but nothing can prepare them for the treacherous journey ahead.

Along their momentous crusade they encounter malicious water sirens, a race of warrior women hell bent on revenge and an unstoppable army of the damned. Who will prevail in this epic battle against the forces of evil?

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AMC Networks’ SHUDDER acquires six titles ahead of The Horror Channel FRIGHTFEST

AMC Networks’ premium streaming service Shudder, which super-serves fans with a wide variety of high-quality thrillers, suspense and horror films, TV series and originals, have today announced six major film acquisitions: Joe Lynch’s MAYHEM, Chris Peckover’s follow-up thriller BETTER WATCH OUT, German Thriller COLD HELL from Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky, SEQUENCE BREAK from actor-turned-director Graham Skipper, Colin Minihan’s IT STAINS THE SANDS RED and STILL/BORN, the debut from director Brandon Christensen. All six films will have their UK Premieres at the Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 which runs from 24-28 August and will be available to stream on Shudder in early 2018.

Shudder VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Aurelie de Troyer said: “We are very excited to be bringing MAYHEM, BETTER WATCH OUT, COLD HELL, SEQUENCE BREAK, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED and STILL/BORN to members across our territories. All six films are a perfect addition to Shudder’s eclectic and ever-expanding slate of exclusive genre films.”

MAYHEM, is the explosive story of a dangerous virus, that prevents the infected from controlling their inhibitions, and is discovered in a corporate law building, the very same firm that recently cleared an infected man on murder charges. When a quarantine is issued and the building goes on lockdown, all hell breaks loose inside, while a disgruntled employee (Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead) and an irate client (Samara Weaving) must fight and even kill their way to the top to “have a word” with the corrupt executives who wronged them before time runs out.

MAYHEM received its World Premiere at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival to critical praise. Shudder has taken all rights in the United Kingdom, Ireland, in addition to streaming rights in North America, as announced at Cannes Film Festival in May. 

BETTER WATCH OUT is the wicked Christmastime thriller from strong new genre directorial voice Chris Peckover. Playing like HOME ALONE gone terribly wrong and with great performances from its young cast, the film offers a slick and twisted new spin on home-invasion horror, as a babysitter races against time to defend a 12-year-old boy from intruders. Shudder has taken streaming rights in North America.

COLD HELL (Die Hölle) is the new film from Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky. A young woman of Turkish origin living in Vienna feels increasingly lonely after she witnesses a murder and finds herself next on the killer’s agenda in this smart and gritty thriller from the director of ANATOMY and the THE COUNTERFEITERS. Shudder has taken all rights in North America and United Kingdom, Ireland.

SEQUENCE BREAK is a surreal sci-fi romance written and directed by Graham Skipper, star of ALMOST HUMAN and BEYOND THE GATES. Chase Williamson plays Oz, an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love for ’80s arcade games. When he meets Tess, played by Fabianne Theresa, the two quickly become romantically entwined, but their romance is threatened by a mysterious game that draws the two deeper and deeper into its void of slime and Cronenbergian horror. Oz soon finds himself facing off against the eight-bit portal to the cosmos, to both save himself and his newfound love. Shudder has taken all rights in North America and United Kingdom, Ireland. 

STILL/BORN is the debut feature of Canadian director Brandon Christianson, co-written and produced by Colin Minihan of IT STAINS THE SANDS RED. In this spine tingling supernatural horror, a young mother spirals into madness after losing one of her twins in childbirth. With a nod to Roman Polanski and the J-Horror sub-genre, she comes to believe her other child is in danger from an evil spirit and will stop at nothing to protect it. Shudder has taken streaming rights in North America and all rights in United Kingdom, Ireland.

IT STAINS THE SANDS RED is the new film from director Colin Minihan and co-writer Stuart Ortiz, aka The Vicious Brothers. Following their massive hit GRAVE ENCOUNTERS and the sci-fi thriller EXTRATERRESTRIAL, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED proves to be one of the most the unusual, ingenious and moving undead movies ever as Las Vegas wild child Molly finds herself stranded in the desert with a ravenous zombie hot on her heels. Forever trying to give it the ingenious slip, the relentless ghoul soon becomes Molly’s only physical contact in a stark and dark world gone mad. Shudder has taken all rights in United Kingdom, Ireland.

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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D - New featurette (in UK cinemas Aug 29)

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D will return to UK cinemas August 29th in a new 3D conversion overseen by James Cameron himself, and to celebrate STUDIOCANAL has made available a brand new featurette starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.

Having originally hit British screens in 1991, complete with groundbreaking special effects, this became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Total Recall, Predator) most iconic role to date, as well as one of the most quotable scripts of the decade, this brand new 3D version will blast the seminal blockbuster into the 21st century and introduce it to a brand new generation of fans.

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s (Linda Hamilton The Terminator, Dante’s Peak) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John (Edward Furlong American History X, Pecker), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator (Robert Patrick Walk the Line, ‘The X Files’), sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D in UK cinemas from August 29th 

Top Knot Detective continues its worldwide festival run with FrightFest 2017

Top Knot Detective is about to make its English debut at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on the 28th of August 2017 as part of the 2017 Horror Channel Fright Fest. 

In the early 90's, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series hit Australia where it quickly became a cult hit. In Japan it was called ‘Ronin Suiri Tentai’ (translation: ‘Deductive Reasoning Ronin’) but in Australia it was affectionately known as ‘Top Knot Detective’. A wild and crazy series about a wandering samurai doing battle with sexy ninja, giant robots and the occasional throbbing penis monster.

Created by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce as a throwback to the films and TV shows that were broadcast in the 90s, this “documentary” tells the story of director/star: Takashi Takamoto, who couldn’t act, can’t fight and most certainly can’t write a TV show. Luckily through various underworld connections, he had the means to turn himself into a superstar - but there was a price to pay for letting his ego run wild.

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"Alpha Delta Zatan" - Coming to VOD this Oct

Together Magic and Reel Nightmare Films have wrapped principal photography of their horror thriller ‘Alpha Delta Zatan’ in Los Angeles. The new full-length feature film will be released worldwide on VOD this October 2017.

Starring an all-male cast of up-and-comers including Jeremy Winter, Jake Kidwell, Connor Field, Drake Malone and R&B singer Eleaze, ‘Alpha Delta Zatan’ will deliver audiences with a fun, sensual spin on the “sorority massacre” sub-genre. “Alpha Delta is a treat for fans of horror and slashers, and for anyone who appreciates the male form.” - Says Armand Petri, Head of Operations and Marketing at Reel Nightmare Films. 

The official synopsis reads: “A goofy but noble college kid is surprisingly invited to join his college's most exclusive frat house, and he is about to discover there is something scarier than hazing in his future.”

Solidifying its status as a distributor of new and distinctive voices in the horror genre, Reel Nightmare Films will also release the horror-comedy anthology ‘The First Date’ and the paranormal documentary ‘Night Stalkers’ (from the director of ‘Hotel Camarillo’) this Fall.

Directed by Art Arutyunyan; ‘Alpha Delta Zatan’ will be available on the usual VOD platforms for Horror and on US DVD this October. 

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Sunday 20 August 2017

Arrow to release THE THING this November

Coming to UK BD this November, Arrow video presents John Carpenter's incredibly gory remake of "The Thing from another World". "THE THING".

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982 s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list.

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying, shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point any one of them could be... The Thing.

Critically panned at the time of its release, John Carpenter’s The Thing has rightly gone on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi horror efforts ever made now newly restored by Arrow Video in a stunning 4K transfer supervised by Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey.

Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by director John Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing an all-new feature length documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the history of The Thing, from the original novella to John Carpenter's terrifying science fiction classic. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, as well as authors, historians, and critics
 1982: One Amazing Summer an all-new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures about the unforgettable films released in the summer of 1982
John Carpenter's The Thing: Terror Takes Shape archive documentary on the background and production of the film
Vintage Featurettes
Trailers, Teasers, TV and Radio Spots
Still Galleries
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

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Saturday 19 August 2017

Award-winning horror hit BESETMENT on US DVD this Sept

Uncork'd Entertainment invites you to a hotel of horrors this September with Brad Douglas’s highly anticipated thriller/chiller Besetment.

Besetment stars Abby Wathen (The Bay) as a young woman who takes a hotel position in a small town where she ends up fighting for her life.

Amanda Millard, struggling and desperate for a job, takes a position at a hotel in a small town in Oregon. It’s a creepy, back country kind of town but owners Mildred Colvin and her son Billy seem nice enough at first. It’s not long before Amanda discovers their real intentions, and her struggle to make a living becomes a nightmarish fight for her life.

Besetment won first place at the recent Rhode Island Vortex Horror Film Festival.

Abby Wathen and, Marlyn Mason (The Trouble with Girls) star with Michael Meyer, Douglas Rowe, Lindsea Kline, Greg James, Hannah Barefoot, John T. Woods, Sonya Davis, Max Gutfreund, Liam O'Sruitheain, Sadndra Doolittle, Tanner McCullough, Ashley Layton, Nona Bigham, and Edward Simper in a Brad Douglas film.

BESETMENT comes to US DVD this Sept

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"Charismata" - A Movie Review.

Andy Collier and Tor Mian’s supernatural shocker "Charismata" recently had its premiere and they were kind enough to send me a screener copy to look at prior to its submission to the festival circuit.

Set in and around London, the film centres around fledgling Police Detective Rebecca Faraway (Sarah Beck Mather, who you may recognise from her role as Nurse Dixon TVs “The Royal”) who it seems is having a tough time settling into the job and putting up with all the station banter and jibes that go with it.

When she and her partner, Detective Smith (Andonis Anthony – "Soldiers of the Damned", though "Hollyoaks" fans may recognise him from his role as Phil Sharp), are sent to investigate what appears to be a ritualistic murder. It marks the start of a series of grizzly discoveries in which people are being killed and various body parts removed as part of some sort of bizarre satanic ritual.

But this is no ordinary serial whack-job behind the killings, turns out that dark forces are at work and the perpetrator is attempting to summon up something decidedly evil that no amount of police training will ever prepare them for.

Best described as "Prime Suspect" meets "Hellraiser", with a bit of "Blood Feast" and "Seven" thrown into the mix, the film is both part Detective drama and part Supernatural thriller. The movie was surprisingly very good for what was obviously a low budget production, which benefitted from its use of regular working actors, who all put in solid performances. 

The film is a bit of a slow burner though, as you’re never quite sure whether there is something supernatural at work, or if its just part Detective Faraway’s paranoia, as she struggles to cope with her new role, a bitter divorce and an addiction to prescription meds.

The film had its first press screening in London back in June and was well received and the film makers are currently in talks about a distribution deal. If you get chance to check this one out on festival circuit, do so!

View the trailer on YouTube

For more info visit the Official Website

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Friday 18 August 2017

Horror Channel to give STARRY EYES its UK TV premiere

Horror Channel has nine prime-time film premieres in September including the UK premiere of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s stunning contemporary occult tale of Hollywood ambition and possession, STARRY EYES.  

There are also network premieres for Sam Raimi’s ferociously terrifying DRAG ME TO HELL, Eli Roth’s splatter sensation HOSTEL, Mike Mendes’ ultimate B-Movie experience BIG ASS SPIDER, Jonathan King’s zombie sheep gore comedy BLACK SHEEP, James Wan’s creepy killer-doll horror DEAD SILENCE, starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, Robert Longo’s cyberpunk action thriller JOHNNY MNEMONIC, starring Keanu Reeves, Bryan Bertnia’s home-invasion chiller THE STRANGERS, starring Liv Tyler and John Carpenter’s high-kicking fantasy thriller BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall.

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Sat 2 Sept @ 21:00 – DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) * Network Premiere

The creator of the Evil Dead series Sam Raimi leaves Spiderman movies behind and returns to his horror roots. And what a return! Fast-paced, frightening and funny Drag Me To Hell follows the course of a curse laid upon a well-meaning bank clerk. Demons are on the rise, and Raimi applies all of his trademark visual dynamism to this diabolic jamboree. Stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long.

Fri 8 Sept @ 21:00 – BLACK SHEEP (2006) *Network Premiere

 Are you ready for the violence of the lambs? In the ‘Bad Taste’ tradition of Peter Jackson, Kiwi director Jonathan King’s zombie sheep black comedy is a shear delight. Sheep-phobic farmer Henry Oldfield wants to sell his share in the family farm, to the delight of his evil bother who is genetically altering the mutton to create a super-sheep. Then a toxic lamb foetus escapes infecting the flock turning them into rampaging bloodthirsty monsters and humans into were-sheep.

Sat 9 Sept @ 22:45 - HOSTEL (2005) *Network Premiere

American backpackers Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson find themselves in a terrifying nightmare scenario when they head for Slovakia lured by the promise of easy sex with Eastern European girls. Garnering notorious headlines when it was first released, this the slasher rejuvenated and intellectualised in a way that stays with you. Stars Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim and Barbara Nedeljakova.

Fri 15 Sept @ 21:00 – BIG ASS SPIDER (2015) *Network Premiere

A 50-foot-tall alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, the city’s scientists and soldiers turn to an unlikely hero. Alex (Greg Grunberg), a bug exterminator, and his Mexican security guard sidekick, Jose (Lombardo Boyar), are the hapless duo who team up to kill the creature before the city is destroyed. Also stars Ray Wise.

Sat 16 Sept @ 21:00 – DEAD SILENCE (2007) *Network Premiere

After his wife meets a grisly end, Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) returns to their creepy hometown of Ravens Fair to unravel the mystery of her murder. Once there, he discovers the legend of Mary Shaw (Joan Heney), a murdered ventriloquist whose eerie presence still looms over the town. As he desperately digs for answers, Jamie encounters the curse that took his wife's life and threatens his own.

Fri 22 Sept @ 21:00 – JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995) *Network Premiere

Based on the William Gibson story, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier who has a secret stash of information implanted into his mind. However, the data will kill him if he cannot retrieve it within forty-eight hours. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

Sat 23 Sept @ 21:00 – THE STRANGERS (2008) *Network Premiere

Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) retreat to a family vacation home for a relaxing weekend but their stay turns out to be anything but peaceful. A series of unexpected arrivals sparks a deadly sequence of events. First, a mysterious and dangerous woman turns up, then James accidentally kills his friend Mike (Glenn Howerton), mistaking him for an intruder. But the real danger arrives in the form of three masked torturers, leaving Kristen and James struggling for survival.

Fri 29 Sept @ 23:00 – STARRY EYES (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Determined to make it in Hollywood, reluctant waitress Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe) goes on countless casting calls in hope of getting her big break. After a series of weird auditions at the mysterious Astraeus Pictures, she lands her dream part. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful and altogether more terrifying. 

Sat 30 Sept @ 21:00 – BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) *Network Premiere

Hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) gets caught in a bizarre conflict in San Francisco's Chinatown when an ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord kidnaps a beautiful green-eyed woman Miao Yin (Suzee Pai). Miao is the fiancée to Jack's best friend. And Jack must help rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.

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Thursday 17 August 2017

Celebrate 30 Years of ROBOCOP & EVIL DEAD 2 with Fright-Rags Apparel

Fright-Rags is celebrating the 30th anniversaries of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2 with new collections dedicated to each of the '80s classics.

Fright-Rags' RoboCop merchandise represents the the future of law enforcement. From Alex Murphy and the ED-209 droid to OCP and the gruesome melting man, all of the film's most memorable moments are accounted for across five shirt designs and five enamel pins.

Fright-Rags' Evil Dead 2 apparel will swallow your soul. It features five groovy shirt designs, including the likeness of Bruce Campbell as Ash, plus the classic poster artwork on a T-shirt. A pair of Evil Dead 2 custom-knit crew socks will keep you warm on your next trip to a cabin in the woods.

RoboCop and Evil Dead 2 collections are on sale now at All items are in stock and ready to ship, but quantities are limited.

Check back with Fright-Rags this Saturday, August 19, for a Midnight Madness Tee that's fit for a High Priest. It will be available for only $18 exclusively for 24 hours.

Liverpool Horror Con - 7-8 October

Fans of the fear-provoking prepare yourselves, Horror Con is coming to Liverpool and it’s looking FRIGHTfully good!

As well as exclusive stalls, full to the brim of horror memorabilia, prints, props and all kinds of other curiosities, horror fans can expect a weekend of interactive action! 

Collect autographs from stars of TV and film, have your photos taken with them, attend live panels featuring amazing guest speakers their previous and current work, watch SFX demonstrations or simply relax (if you can!) and enjoy one of the many film screenings.

As a special feature we’ve included the Hall of Horrors which is a collection of movies sets for you to pose and take your pictures in.

Guests include:

Jamison Newlander & G Tom Mac (The Lost Boys)
Ken Sagoes, Toy Newkirk & Jsu Garcia (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Ari Lehman & C J Graham (Friday 13th)
Sean Whalen, Yan Birch & Brandon Adams (The People Under The Stairs)
Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede II)
Caroline Munro, Damian Thomas & Valerie Leon (Hammer Horror)

Authors include – Adam Nevill, David Moody & Matt Shaw.

The Mega Liverpool Horror Con is set to be an amazing weekend for families and horror buffs alike, so grab your best costume and get your tickets now!

Wednesday 16 August 2017


Warner Bros. Pictures releases a VR Experience for “IT”, based on the novel by Stephen King. Experience IT like you’ve never imagined before in IT: FLOAT - A Cinematic VR Experience. Meet Pennywise and enter the sewers of Derry and you’ll float too!

See the trailer below for more details.

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades and will be released worldwide beginning September 8th by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Monday 14 August 2017

TEMPLE - comes to UK DVD September

The latest from the writer of Blair Witch, The Guest and V/H/S, TEMPLE is a frightening horror steeped in Japanese folklore.

After locals in a northern Japanese village discover a body horribly disfigured by injuries that make identification impossible, it’s down to them to piece together found footage captured by a group of young Americans who were believed to be lost in a remote temple that’s a focal point of superstition.
As they begin to discover the truth, however, the mystery as to the whereabouts of these missing tourists becomes increasingly chilling.

Starring Logan Huffman (Final Girl), Natalie Warner (The Double), and Brandon Sklenar (Hunky Dory)

TEMPLE comes to UK DVD September 4th

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Thursday 10 August 2017

ANTI-MATTER - In US cinemas and on VOD this September.

Writer-director Keir Burrow's critically acclaimed sci-fi masterpiece "Anti Matter" hits US theaters and VOD outlets this September from Uncork'd Entertainment. 

Experience "art-house psychological horror at its finest" ( in a "stylish and intriguing" (Shadows on the Wall) take on "Alice in Wonderland". 

Ana, an Oxford PhD student finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who – or what - is behind the rising horror in her life.

Featuring a cast "anchored by a strong performance from Yaiza Figueroa" (Eye for Film), "Anti Matter" is a "taut thriller that should appeal to both hard sci-fi fans and those who don’t know their wormholes from their warp drives" (One Room With a View). 

"Anti Matter" in selected US theaters and on VOD September 8th. 

 View the trailer on YouTube

DEMON HUNTER to slice and dice on US VOD this August!

From Wild Eye Releasing comes Demon Hunter, writer-director Zoe Kavanagh’s “genre hugging” (The Irish Times) horror-actioner, available on US VOD from August 15.

Underwood meets Buffy in a frenetic slice n’ dice that’s taken home more than 15 awards, including Best Director at the Fright Fest International Film Festival.

“Bring your samurai sword” (Horror Buzz) to the chronicle a young woman, half demon/half human who helps a detective rescue his daughter from a demonic cult.

After she is captured by police for questioning in the slaying of a man she claimed was a demon, Taryn Barker must prove her innocence, and the existence of demons. But when a cult captures the daughter of one of the detectives on the case, the police must trust, and unleash, this warrior on the Satantic group who are intent on bringing an ancient evil force into the world.  

Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Kevin O'Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis star in a film that “keeps on the gas until the credits roll” (Beyond the Gore).

Demon Hunter available from US Digital/VOD outlets August 15.

View the trailer on YouTube 


Wednesday 9 August 2017

New clips released from FINAL RECALL - Starring Wesley Snipes

Signature entertainment have just released 2 Behind-the-scenes clips from the forthcoming sci-fi thriller FINAL RECALL, check them out below...

Filming Locations...

Special Effects Make-Up


A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above, and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack, explaining that this day has been prophesized for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover.

Wesley Snipes (Blade, The Expendables 3, Gallowwalkers), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) and Jedidiah Goodacre (Monster Trucks, Tomorrowland) star.

FINAL RECALL is released Digitally 14th August and on Disc 21st Aug.

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