Thursday 29 November 2018

Far From the Apple Tree trailer

Official trailer released for Sorcha Groundell's (The Innocents) fairytale-horror movie, Far From The Apple Tree.

Check it out below...

Judith (Sorcha Groundell), a wide-eyed and innocent artist, has been given the offer of a life time – the opportunity to live and learn from renowned occult artist, Roberta Roslin (Victoria Liddelle - The Outlaw King).

In exchange for cataloguing and archiving Roberta's visual archive Judith will be trained, moulded and prepared for her first solo art exhibition. To her horror, Judith soon realises that there is more to Roberta's offer than she initially thought as she discovers a mysterious woman hidden within the archive – Roberta's missing daughter who bears a striking resemblance to herself. Judith is faced with a battle between artistic integrity and her own mind.

Directed by Grant McPhee (Post Punk documentary Big Gold Dream, one of 2015's Sight and Sound picks of the year, and psychedelic horror Night Kaleidoscope) and with a soundtrack by underground artist Rose McDowall (Psychic TV, Strawberry Switchblade, Current93) Far From the Apple Tree follows in the tradition of The Wicker Man, Alice in Wonderland, Valerie's Week of Wonders, Jean Rollin and Rebecca with an added large dose of dark psychedelia.

Far From the Apple Tree will hit cinemas, DVD and online platforms in early 2019.

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HAMMER HORROR stars reunite for HOUSE OF THE GORGON at Regent Street Cinema

Join cult film icons Caroline Munro (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter) and Martine Beswicke (Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Thunderball) as they present their latest film HOUSE OF THE GORGON: A Gothic Fairytale on Friday, 25 January at the Regent Street Cinema.

Filmed in the style of the classic horror films of yesteryear, HOUSE OF THE GORGON brings together four original Hammer film stars for the first time in a feature film! The story follows the young Isobel Banning (Georgina Dugdale – Caroline Munro’s real-life daughter) as she travels with her mother (Veronica Carlson, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed) to marry her university sweetheart Dr. Julian Pritchard (Joshua Kennedy). 

Along their journey they meet the mysterious Father Llewellyn (Christopher Neame, Dracula A.D. 1972, License to Kill), the local priest, who refuses to divulge the terrible fact that two ancient gorgon sisters (Caroline Munro and Martine Beswicke) have taken up residence in the nearby manor house.

Completed entirely in South Texas this past year, utilizing period costumes and old-school special effects, HOUSE OF THE GORGON is sure to be a delight for genre fans.

This special UK premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A with Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Georgina Dugdale and writer-director Joshua Kennedy.

UK PREMIERE at Regent Street Cinema on Friday 25 January


Trailer released for post apocalyptic horror RIBBONS

BAFTA Award winning filmmakers Gregor Barclay and Colin Bell release the trailer for RIBBONS, their exciting Post-Apocalyptic horror-thriller.

Check it out below...

Ribbons tells the story of a dinner party gone awry; first through the antagonistic actions of the host, and latterly through the intervention of a nuclear bomb, which detonates in the city beyond and necessitates the end of dinner and the guests' swift departure downstairs to the host's panic room / fallout shelter. 

Our host is revealed to be what's known as a doomsday-prepper -his subterranean bunker is equipped with everything that he and his wife need to survive the nuclear winter. Everything has gone according to his fastidious emergency plans – everything except the number of people now sharing the bunker with him. Perhaps there are ways he can thin the herd? It's for the good of humanity, of course...

Kim Allan (Outlaw King), Robert Jack (In Plain Sight), Kirstin McLean (Taggart) and Kirsty Strain (Outlander, Anna and the Apocalypse) star.


Horror Channel to serve up Festive Frights this December...

Be prepared for an X-rated Xmas this December as Horror Channel serves up an horrific host of premieres, leading with the UK premiere of Xmas anthology A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY. Tales From The Crypt meets Silent Night Deadly Night as zombies elves, Xmas demons and William Shatner invade UK homes on Saturday 22nd of December.

There are also channel premieres for Michael Thelin’s unnerving and superbly performed chiller EMELIE, and the star-studied jungle nightmare ANACONDA, with Jon Voight, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz. From giant snakes we move to killer sharks and vampiric post-apocalyptic creatures – as the channel is giving seasonal first-showings to fearsome fantasy adventure SHARKNADO and blood-sucking survival thriller DAYLIGHT’S END, starring Lance Henriksen.

Plus, on Sunday 23rd December, Horror Channel is broadcasting the channel premiere of the blockbuster miniseries ARABIAN NIGHTS (Parts 1 & 2), starring Dougray Scott, Alan Bates, Rufus Sewell, Andy Serkis, James Frain, Jason Scott Lee, John Leguizamo, Vanessa-Mae and Alexei Sayle.

Full film details:

Sat 8 Dec @ 21:00 - EMELIE (2015) *Channel Premiere

When their regular babysitter calls to say she’s unavailable, the Thompsons find a last minute replacement to look after their three kids while they celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary. But no sooner have the parents pulled out of the driveway than it becomes clear that Anna is no ordinary babysitter. As the evening creeps along the children begin to realise they might be in serious danger from the psychologically disturbed woman who has invaded their home.

Sat 15 Dec @ 21:00 – ANACONDA (1997) – *Channel Premiere

A documentary film crew led by anthropologist Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) enters the mysterious world of the Amazon in search of the legendary Shirishama Indians. But when they meet Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), who is on his own dark quest to track a lethal 40-foot Anaconda, the expedition becomes a jungle nightmare and they must use every primal resource just to stay alive.

Sat 22 Dec @ 21:00 – A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (2015) *UK TV Premiere

Four Yule-tide stories to freeze the festive soul…In the small town of Bailey Downs, High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family is stalked through a Winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves…

Fri 28 Dec @ 21:00 – SHARKNADO (2013) * Channel Premiere

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorise the waterlogged populace. And with the high-speed winds forming tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air. This is the first instalment in the cult Sharknada film series and stars Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and John Heard.

29 Dec @ 21:00 – DAYLIGHT’S END (2016) *Channel Premiere

An unprecedented viral plague has nearly eradicated humanity, and In this desolate and abandoned world, Rourke, (Johnny Strong) hunts for whatever was responsible for slaughtering his family two years earlier. Teaming up with a band of survivors, led by Frank Hill (Lance Henriksen), they soon discover that they are not the only creatures that withstood the apocalypse.

Sun 23 Dec @ 15:00 – ARABIAN NIGHTS, Parts 1 & 2 (2000) *Channel Premiere

Told as five stories adapted from the medieval epic, One Thousand and One Nights, we follow the dramatic fortunes of two brothers, Schahzenan (James Frain) and Shahryar (Dougray Scott) as they fight for the right to rule the kingdom. Schahriar, the elder by a mere four minutes, must find a wife before the next full moon if he is to succeed...
Horror Channel: Be Afraid
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138



Wednesday 21 November 2018

Standard Edition of 'NIGHT OF THE DEMON' coming from Indicator films

Due to unprecedented demand for the NIGHT OF THE DEMON LIMITED EDITION 2-Disc Blu-ray Box Set, Indicator are releasing a standard 2-disc edition on 26th November.

This version will not include the special packaging, double-sided poster or 80-page book, but it will carry over all alternative feature presentations and the incredible array of new and archival special features.

Based on M R James’ classic tale of terror, ‘Casting the Runes’, and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur’s (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past) Night of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema. 

Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features.


• Night of the Demon – the original full-length pre-release version (96 mins)
• Curse of the Demon – the US reissue version (96 mins)
• 2K BFI restoration presentations at 1.75:1
• High Definition remaster presentations at 1.66:1
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’

• Night of the Demon – the original UK theatrical cut (82 mins)
• Curse of the Demon – the original US theatrical cut (82 mins)
• High Definition remasters at 1.66:1
• Original mono audio
• Speak of the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’ (2007, 20 mins): a documentary featuring actor Peggy Cummins and production designer Ken Adam
• Cloven in Two (2018, 23 mins): a video essay exploring the different versions
• Hal E Chester at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1996, 51 mins): a rare archival video interview with the producer • Dana Andrews on ‘Night of the Demon’ (1972, 10 mins): a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen
• The Devil’s in the Detail (2018, 36 mins): Christopher Frayling discusses the film and Ken Adam
• Horrors Unseen (2018, 27 mins): an interview with Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall
• Sinister Signs (2018, 21 mins): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies
• Under the Spell (2018, 19 mins): a personal appreciation by horror writer Ramsey Campbell
• The Devil Gets His Due (2018, 23 mins): Scott MacQueen details the film’s release history
• The Truth of Alchemy (2018, 22 mins): a discussion of M R James by author Roger Clarke
• The Devil in Music (2018, 11 mins): David Huckvale on composer Clifton Parker
• A Note of Fear (2018, 10 mins): Scott MacQueen discusses aspects of the film’s score
• Casting the Runes (1984, 53 mins): an audio recording of Michael Hordern reading M R James’ original story
• Escape: ‘Casting the Runes’ (1947, 30 mins): a radio adaptation of the story
• Super 8 version (7 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Isolated music & effects track
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional and production material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing


The film will be released 26th November 2018

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HALLOWEEN coming to UK Digital and Disc February...

The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again in HALLOWEEN, arriving on Digital on February 11, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 25, 2019. 

Hailed by critics as “chilling and inventive” (Den of Geek), Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers’ brutal killing spree. Packed with bonus features including chilling deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes showing behind-the-scenes looks at creating the film, Halloween delivers spine-chilling, hair-raising intensity and thrills to both new and repeat viewers.

Forty years after the events of 1978’s Halloween, Laurie Strode (Curtis) now lives in a heavily guarded home on the edge of Haddonfield, where she’s spent decades preparing for Michael’s potential return. After being locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when a bus transfer goes terribly wrong, leading to chaos in the same town he preyed on decades earlier. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the deranged killer returns for her and her family – but this time, she’s ready for him.

Master of horror John Carpenter (Halloween (1978), The Thing) joins forces with director David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) and producers Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Malek Akkad (Trancas International Films) and Bill Block (Miramax) for this follow up to Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror film. 

Halloween also includes a stellar cast including Judy Greer (Ant-Man and The Wasp, Jurassic World), Andi Matichak (“Underground”), Will Patton (Armageddon, The Punisher), and Virginia Gardner (Project Almanac, “Runaways”). Proving “classics never die” (Mara Reinstein, US Weekly), Halloween offers a tricky treat for audiences both old and new. Halloween is the perfect slasher film, lauded as “hands down the best Halloween sequel ever” (Katie Walsh, Nerdist) and “immensely entertaining” (Eric Eisenberg, Cinemablend). 

Deleted/Extended Scenes
-Extended Shooting Range
-Deleted Suicide Thoughts
-Shower Mask Visit
-Jog to a Hanging Dog
-Allyson and Friends at School
-Cameron and Cops Don't Mix
-Deluxe Banh Mi Cops
-Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along
Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
The Original Scream Queen
The Sound of Fear
Journey of the Mask
The Legacy of Halloween

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Emma Dark Releases Experimental Art Film PURGATORIC

Award-winning Filmmaker Emma Dark Releases Experimental Art Film PURGATORIC Starring Iconic Film Journalist and Artist Billy Chainsaw

PURGATORIC is an experimental art film from award-winning filmmaker Emma Dark (Salient Minus Ten, Seize the Night). Shot digitally it has been affected in post production to give it a Super 8mm look and feel. The film explores themes of death, sadness, uncertainty, and ultimately hope. PURGATORIC stars cult film and arts icon Billy Chainsaw (Strippers vs Werewolves, Cry Wolf), with music by London based band The Core (comprised of Pete McDonnell and Mick Corr).

Unlike Emma's festival short films "Salient Minus Ten" (2017) and "Seize the Night" (2015), PURGATORIC has been produced on minimal budget with a crew comprising of just Emma (responsible for screenplay, camera, editing, and direction), with Pete McDonnell and Mick Corr known collectively as "The Core" composing the film's haunting score, a behind the scenes photographer, and up-and-coming artist Joe K. Worrall providing the poster art.

Winner of the 2018 Starburst magazine’s Media City Film Festival 'Best Director Fantasy Award' and The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival's 'Albert Pyun Inspiration Award' Director Emma Dark had this to say about PURGATORIC:

"Although my focus to date has been on larger scale projects I wanted to take some time in-between other ventures to experiment with a variety of concepts, themes and camera techniques. I've already released various other self shot creative pieces to the web but have generally kept these fairly low key to avoid detracting away from my festival short films (which take considerably more time, money and resources). However, I plan to create a range of creative and commercial pieces featuring named actors and public figures to show versatility and to carry that experience across to larger projects, with the end goal ultimately being a debut feature film. 

"I'd had the basic idea for PURGATORIC floating around in my head for a couple of years, and when Billy and The Core both expressed interest in being part of a future project it seemed like the right time to explore this idea. Everyone involved has put their all into PURGATORIC, and I think that shows in the end result. I do hope audiences like the film."

PURGATORIC recently received its world premiere at former Kerrang! and Bizarre magazine contributor Chainsaw's NOVA NIGHTS film club in Bloomsbury, London, preceded by a live performance art piece (also featuring Chainsaw and directed by Emma Dark) to an intimate audience of well-known industry professionals and film fans. 

The film can be viewed here: 


Tuesday 20 November 2018

CRUCIBLE OF THE VAMPIRE in UK cinemas 1st Feb 2019

Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals, Iain Ross- McNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment. 

Starring British acting favourite Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly), alongside rising stars Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films.

A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire. Welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family; Karl (Larry Rew), his wife Evelyn (Babette Barat) and their beautiful daughter Scarlet (Florence Cady), but all is not what it seems, as a dark and terrifying secret hangs over them.

When Isabelle discovers the truth within the mansion’s foreboding walls, can she escape the clutches of its malevolent occupants?

This immortal tale, which moves from the English Civil War to the present day, is smart, stylish, sexy and as sharp as vampire’s teeth.

View the trailer....

Thursday 15 November 2018


From AMC Studios, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES returns – and through a new pair of eyes as our heroes fight against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart.

SERIES FOUR, sees the world of Madison Clark and her family collide as they encounter Morgan Jones. Together they find themselves struggling with uncertainty and discovery as they meet new friends, foes and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. 

Featuring an electric cast with returning fan favourites including; KIM DICKENS (Gone Girl, The Blind Side) as Madison Clark; FRANK DILLANE (In The Heart Of The Sea, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick Clark; ALYCIA DEBNAM-CAREY (Into The Storm, The Devil’s Hand) as Alicia Clark; COLMAN DOMINGO (Selma, Lincoln) as Victor Strand and DANAY GARCIA (Prison Break, Sniper: Ultimate Kill) as Luciana Galve

Joining our cast of survivors for season four are; LENNIE JAMES (Snatch, Colombiana) as Morgan Jones, crossing over from The Walking Dead into a new world of fear. GARRET DILLAHUNT (12 Years A Slave, Looper) as John Dorey; a man who has been living on his own for a long time; MAGGIE GRACE (Lost, Taken) as Althea; someone uniquely qualified to survive and JENNA ELFMAN (Dharma and Greg, Kicking and Screaming) as Naomi, a woman who has a good reason for keeping people at a distance.

Inside the Episodes
Making Of: Behind the Episodes
The Minds behind Fear The Walking Dead
On set with: Colman Domingo, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman
Cast on Crew: VFX, Costumes, Props

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 3rd December 2018, courtesy of Entertainment One.


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Fright-Rags has explored sour ground to unearth new merchandise from Pet Sematary, Night of the Living Dead, and Die Hard.

Dead is better with Fright-Rags's Pet Sematary collection. From little Gage and Church the cat to Victor Pascow and Zelda, all of the nightmarish imagery from the 1989 Stephen King adaptation is represented on four new T-shirts. 


Fright-Rags continues its Night of the Living Dead 50th anniversary celebration with a new shirt, two enamel pins, and a pair of socks from George A. Romero's seminal classic. The company also made Dead Neighbors, a short film that imagines what may have inspired Romero as a young boy. Keep an eye out for a cameo from Night of the Living Dead's Russell Streiner! 

Fright-Rags' Die Hard merchandise will have you saying "Yippee ki-yay!" throughout the holiday season. The explosive collection includes three T-shirts, a pair of socks, and five enamel pins, including one with swinging action and another with opening elevator doors.

Pet Sematary, Night of the Living Dead, and Die Hard collections are on sale now at

Be sure to check back on November 23 for Fright-Rags' annual Black Friday sale, featuring over 150 shirts discounted up to 50% off! Trading cards, masks, lounge pants, all women's tees, and more will also be on sale.

Announcing The Slaughter Awards at November's DarkFest!!!

Horror is one of the most popular and enduring of genres, but too often it is one that gets little respect come awards time. That is about to change though, with the creation of The Slaughter Awards. 

These unique awards honouring the achievements of those working within the horror genre are cast in the image of Tod Slaughter (Norman Carter Slaughter, 19 March 1885 - 19 February 1956), an English actor, best known for his barnstorming performances in macabre film adaptations of Victorian melodramas.

Slaughter remains Britain’s greatest unsung horror star and we are proud to be keeping his memory alive with these British Oscars for the horror world. The Slaughters depict Tod in his most famous role as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “You have a lovely throat for a razor, sir…” to be handed out annually at the DarkFest film festival in November.

These prestigious awards are presented by The Dark Side magazine in conjunction with We Belong Dead and the Slaughter Awards Committee, which is made up of respected individuals from within the horror fan community.

The first five specially selected ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards will be presented at the 2018 all-day DarkFest which takes place on Saturday November 24th at the Genesis Cinema in London’s East End - just a stone’s throw away from where Jack the Ripper once plied his grisly trade. The Genesis is especially known for its quality pies, hopefully not made by Mrs Lovatt.

The first recipients have been specially chosen by the Slaughter Awards Committee and count among their number a legendary star of Hammer horror films and a writer whose books influenced countless genre fans in their youth.

Future ‘Slaughter’ awards will be chosen by members of the public in advance ballots. Categories will include Best Film, Best TV Show, Best Home Video Distributor, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best DVD Extras, Best Book and Best Author. There will also be further Lifetime Achievement Awards voted for by genre fans worldwide.

Monday 12 November 2018

CAPTIVE STATE - new teaser trailer released.

From the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a smart sci-fi thriller in the vein of District 9 and Arrival

Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, CAPTIVE STATE explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. 

Check out the new teaser trailer below...

Directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starring John Goodman and Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga. CAPTIVE STATE will be coming to UK cinemas in 2019.

Visit the official website and social media pages...

Italian horror inspired short PHANTOMS OF THE FOG! available on YouTube.

Director Chris Milewski (A Taste of Phobia, POE IV: The Black Cat) got in touch to tell us about his latest Italian horror inspired short film — PHANTOMS OF THE FOG! 

This 11 minute affair consists of a heaping dose of, Italian horror, with a dash of those classic Vietnam War actions flicks churned out around the world during the mid to late 80s.  

Starring Filmiracle Productions regulars Karen Lynn and Terry Reilly, newcomer Ryan Fargo plays the part of a American soldier wandering around in the jungle for reasons unknown. 

Having worked with such Italian cinema greats as Fabio Frizzi, Franco Garofalo, and Silvia Collatina, Chris is no stranger to the Italians, and so this time around has recruited Luca Coscarella to deliver a hypnotic musical score.

View it online below...

Sunday 11 November 2018

Trailer For Tech Horror Short Film END USER released

London (U.K.) based filmmaker Sarah Appleton has released the trailer for her first self produced and directed narrative short film - END USER, a tech horror with a comedy edge. Professional videographer, documentary filmmaker and writer Sarah has previously worked with the likes of the British Film Institute (BFI), Arrow Video, Severin Films, Studio Canal, 101-Films and more under her video production company banner Caprisar Productions. 

END USER (2018) Trailer [short] from Caprisar Productions on Vimeo.

Phones don’t kill people  people do! As technology becomes more and more a part of day-to-day life, a mother and daughter learn a hard lesson about what happens when they allow their phones to track their whereabouts, as well as the sinister nature of tailored adverts.

This short comedy-horror stars Tami and Loraine Stone and features Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me, Dracula A.D. 1972).

END USER is set to receive it's world premiere at cult horror magazine The Dark Side's annual film festival DarkFest at the Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London on November 24, 2018. Tickets are available via Darkside Magazine

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Friday 9 November 2018

Zane Hershberger Announces Ferocious 80's Style Action/Thriller FORCE TO FEAR

Pennsylvanian (U.S.A.) based filmmaker Zane Hershberger is set to make his feature directorial debut with 80's style indie action thriller FORCE TO FEAR

FORCE TO FEAR is a retro style film that mashes the slasher movie idea with a violent, action/revenge/thriller. Taking place in an abandoned school close to Halloween, several different individuals, comprising of two kidnappers, a drug dealer, a group of college kids, and a killer (all with different sinister agendas) converge on the building. Once they cross paths, chaos ensues, and rest of the night becomes a bloody game of survival of the fittest.

Mr Hershberger had this to say about the film: “Growing up watching films like 'Savage Streets', 'Night School', and the 1987 Australian film 'Dangerous Game' inspired me to make my own action/thriller. My co-writer Chad Bruns (who is also set to star in FORCE TO FEAR) and I wanted a story that keeps the audience guessing the whole time and throws some curve balls in there as well. I think we’ve delivered what we think a midnight movie crowd would want with this story.”

Zane’s previous work includes being involved in various capacities on over five feature length films. Directorial work includes retro horror short film "Trespassers" (which is featured on anthology release "10/31"), and past cinematography work includes Justin M. Seaman’s festival favourite "The Barn".

FORCE TO FEAR is currently crowdfunding, to find out more about the film visit the Indiegogo Page.

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Thursday 8 November 2018

Twisted New Web Series NETFL!X AND KILL Now Free To Binge On YouTube

NETFL!X AND KILL, the latest darkly hilarious offering from writer/director Kate Shenton, tells the unlikely story of a psychopath and his victim... who spend all day sitting around watching television. Pitched as 'Gogglebox with a horror twist,' the web series is the first production under the Bubble Wrap Creations mantle, a partnership between Shenton and producer Baptiste Charles.

The series reunites the award-winning director with Adam Rhys-Davies and Nic Lamont, stars of her hugely popular horror feature EGOMANIAC. Each episode features an homage to a different horror villain, from Pinhead to Freddy Krueger, placing the series firmly in the genre, but it's the witty dialogue and unexpectedly touching moments that set the show apart.

According to Kate, “I’ve been really overwhelmed by the positive response to the release of Netfl!x and Kill. It’s a series that keeps snowballing in popularity, and you can already see a core fan base developing for it. I would like to thank everybody who has watched, shared and supported the series so far!”

The 8-Part series is now available to watch in its entirety on the Hex Studios YouTube channel. With almost 250,000 subscribers, the channel is fast becoming the go-to platform for indie horror, from their viral Owlman prank videos to creepypasta tales, original web-series and even full movies. 

Hex Studios head Lawrie Brewster sees an exciting future for the channel as a “growing platform to showcase unique, independent voices in the horror genre, people like Kate who deserve to have their work seen by the widest audience possible.” 

The Hex Studios team has big plans for the channel in the coming months, so watch this space, and in the meantime, why not head over there now and binge on their latest delightfully dark indie offering? 

View the series on YouTube

Saturday 3 November 2018


Paul Hyett is probably best known to horror fans for his special effects make up, having worked on films like "The Descent", "The Cottage" and "Attack the Block". But he's also got a few directing credits under his belt, the latest of which "Peripheral" screens at this weekend's Frightfest Halloween event.
I had been quite impressed with his previous Directorial efforts. "The Seasoning House" was a very gritty, disturbing tale and his 2015 film "Howl" was an entertaining enough Werewolf film. But upon viewing "Peripheral" I was left wondering just what the hell I was supposed to be watching.

The film revolves around controversial author Bobbi Johnson, played by Hannah Arterton (Gemma's younger sister) whose debut book sparked mass protests against the government from the disenchanted masses. However, suffering from writers block, she's struggling to get her second book off the ground.

Being a technophobe, she shuns social media and doesn't even own a computer. Preffering instead to use an old mechanical typewriter. But struggling to pay her bills now that the royalties from her last book have dried up, she is forced to accept the use of one at the insistance of her publisher, who agrees to pay her bills if she will do so, belieiving it will help speed up her writing.

But this is no ordinary computer, which proceeds to alter chararcters and rewrite whole sections to make it more palletable for what it perceives to be its target audience. And the more she uses it, the more wierd things start to happen. Her fingers and arms start turning black the more she uses it. Plus there's a surreal subplot suggesting she's pregnant, which is forgotten about as quickly as its introduced.

Also, her ex boyfriend tries to leave a stash of drugs in her flat, saying that he was forced to by guys in suits and she's having to deal with an obsessive stalker, who keeps sending her video tapes, except she doesn't own an old VCR machine so can't play them.

The final result is a bit of a confusing mess in which you're left wondering what it was all supposed to be about, or even if any of it happened at all.

Elliot James Langridge ("Northern Soul", "Habit") co-stars as the ex-boyfriend, whilst noted British thespian Tom Conti (he of "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence" fame and more recently "Paddington 2") turns up in a supporting role as a fellow author.

To summarise, I really didn't know what to make of this movie, which seemed to lack any real point to it all. But if any of this intrigues you, it's playing at the Frightfest Halloween event this weekend and will probably be out on disc and/or digital in the near future.

View the trailer on YouTube.

Thursday 1 November 2018

AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS in UK Cinemas and on PVOD for the Festive Season

Await Further Instructions, the must-see, critically acclaimed British sci-fi horror of the year arrives in UK Cinemas and on Premium Video on Demand from 7th December as the perfect antidote for Christmas!

It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, a nuclear war? 

All their limited information now comes from the television. But as the ominous gogglebox exerts an ever more sinister grip on their psyches, their terrified paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

A powder keg of throat-grabbing suspense, Cronenbergian intensity and mind-bending body horror from Johnny Kevorkian, the director of The Disappeared, and BAFTA-nominated Jack Tarling, the producer of God’s Own Country.

Director: Johnny Kevorkian. Starring: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, Abigail Cruttenden, Kris Saddler, Holly Weston and David Bradley. UK 2018. 91 mins.

Trinity Filmed Entertainment presents Await Further Instructions in Cinemas and Premium Video on Demand from 7th December 2018

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Nature bites back in Director Colin Eggleston's cult 1978 Aussie horror "Long Weekend", which comes to UK BD this month from Second Sight.

A bickering couple go away for a weekend break to a remote beach, causing all manner of mayhem along the way. Starting bush fires by casually tossing cigarette ends out of their car window, running over kanagroos because they can't be bothered to look where they're driving, hacking down trees to clear more space for their camp, tossing litter everywhere and even shooting a manatee, after mistaking it for a shark.

But it seems this beach has a way of dealing with unwanted campers who pollute the countryside, as the couple subsequently find themselves fending off constant animal attacks and freak weather, as mother nature closes in around them

Starring John Hargreaves (Country Life) and Briony Behets (TVs Prisoner Cell Block H), Long Weekend is a bit of a slow burner, taking its time to build up tension slowly and is by no means an action film, but is still very compelling and an interesting slice of 1970s Ozploitation horror

This release from Second Sight marks the first time the disc has been available on Blu-Ray in the UK and comes with the following special features 

- Audio Commentary track with Executive Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton 
- "Nature Found Them Guilty" featurette – Panel Discussion with Film Historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Emma Westwood and Sally Christie 
- Uncut "Not Quite Hollywood" interviews. Extended interviews with Everett De Roche, Briony Behets and Vincent Monton originally recorded for the 2008 documentary "Not Quite Hollywood". 
- Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves. Conducted in 1995, prior to the actors death, accompanied by stills from the film. 
- Original Theatrical Trailer

Long Weekend is released to UK Blu-Ray November 5th from Second Sight films.

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