Sunday 31 March 2019

Horror Anthology AN HOUR TO KILL out now on Amazon Prime...

Horror Anthology AN HOUR TO KILL is available view online with Amazon Prime, check out the trailer below...

Two assassins have an hour to kill (so to speak) before their next hit. To help pass the time, they entertain themselves by sharing horror stories to one another. With bizarre titles such as "Valkyrie's Bunker" "Assacre" and "Hog Hunters" - which hit-man's story will be deemed most disturbing when all is said and done? 

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Arrow Video June 2019 releases

The sun comes out for film fanatics this June as Arrow Video release a prophetic sci-fi classic, a post-apocalyptic Canuxploitation action thriller, a cult spine-chiller, a new volume of unmissable horror obscurities, and a dazzling giallo, all beautifully packaged and positively groaning with fascinating extras. 


Before he created Westworld and Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton first blurred the line between science fiction and science fact with his breakout success The Andromeda Strain. Two years after the novel’s publication, Robert Wise (The Haunting) directed the film adaptation, a nail-biting blend of clinically-realised docudrama and astonishing sci-fi visuals that ushered in a new subgenre: the “killer virus” biological thriller.

A government satellite crashes outside a small town in New Mexico – and within minutes, every inhabitant of the town is dead, except for a crying baby and an elderly derelict. 

The satellite and the two survivors are sent to Wildfire, a top-secret underground laboratory equipped with a nuclear self-destruct mechanism to prevent the spread of infection in case of an outbreak. Realising that the satellite brought back a lethal organism from another world, a team of government scientists race against the clock to understand the extraterrestrial virus – codenamed “Andromeda” – before it can wipe out all life on the planet.

Aided by innovative visual effects by Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running) and an unforgettable avant-garde electronic music score by Gil Melle (The Sentinel), Wise’s suspense classic still haunts to this day, and is presented here in a stunning, exclusive new restoration from the original negative.


New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio, newly remastered for this release
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by critic Bryan Reesman
A New Strain of Science Fiction, a newly-filmed appreciation by critic Kim Newman
The Andromeda Strain: Making The Film, an archive featurette from 2001 directed by Laurent Bouzereau and featuring interviews with director Robert Wise and screenwriter Nelson Gidding
A Portrait of Michael Crichton, an archive featurette from 2001 directed by Laurent Bouzereau and featuring an interview with author Michael Crichton
Cinescript Gallery, highlights from the annotated and illustrated shooting script by Nelson Gidding
Theatrical trailer, TV spots and radio spots
Image gallery
BD-ROM: PDF of the 192-page “cinescript” with diagrams and production designs
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Peter Tonguette and archive publicity materials 

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In the 1980s, faced with the demise of the drive-in and the rise of the multiplex, New World Pictures – the independent studio established by Roger Corman – increasingly relied on smaller-scale productions, made with an eye to the cable TV and home video markets. Among these was Def-Con 4, an example of so-called “Canuxploitation” or Canadian exploitation cinema, riding on the coat-tails of the boom in post-apocalyptic disaster movies that began in the previous decade.

Two months after the planet is ravaged by nuclear war, astronauts Howe (Tim Choate), Jordan (Kate Lynch, The Twilight Zone) and Walker (John Walsch, Blow Out) are forced to return to earth – now an apocalyptic wasteland consumed by radiation and roamed by cannibal gangs. Forced into desperate pacts with unlikely allies, among them eccentric survivalist Vinny (Maury Chaykin, WarGames), the astronauts must draw on all their resourcefulness to survive this brave new world.

Bearing more than a passing resemblance to George Miller’s Ozploitation classic Max Mad, Def-Con 4 is an inventive and action-packed low budget sci-fi romp, elevated by a pounding score by New World stalwart Christopher Young (Hellraiser) and making its UK High Definition debut with this brand new restoration from Arrow Video.


New 2K restoration from the original 35mm interpositive
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original lossless mono soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brave New World, a new video interview with New World Pictures editor Michael Spence
Nemesis Descending, a new video interview with composer Christopher Young
New video interview with author Chris Poggiali on the history and legacy of New World Pictures
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell 

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Following his Academy Award success working on Star Wars and Alien and directing two breakout short films, British newcomer Roger Christian made his feature directing debut with The Sender, a shocking psychic thriller filled with unforgettably chilling nightmare imagery.

After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, an amnesiac young man (Željko Ivanek, Hannibal) is labelled “John Doe #83” and admitted to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation. Dr Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold, Modern Romance) tries to establish a connection with him, but soon begins to experience frightening hallucinations. 

She quickly realises that the cause of these waking nightmares is none other than the mysterious John Doe, and the strange woman (Academy Award nominee Shirley Knight, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs) who visits the hospital claiming to be his mother…

Hailed by none other than Quentin Tarantino as his favourite film of 1982, and boasting an virtuoso early score by Trevor Jones (The Last Of The Mohicans), The Sender is a stylish precursor to the “rubber reality” dream-logic special effects seen in films like the Nightmare on Elm Street series, but retains a horrific power of its own.


High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director Roger Christian
Newly-filmed interview with screenwriter Tom Baum
Newly-filmed appreciation by critic Kim Newman
Deleted scenes from the screenplay, including the original ending
Theatrical trailer
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Insect

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alan Jones and an excerpt from the novelisation by Tom Baum 

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In the post-war years, the proliferation of transnational European co-productions gave rise to a cross-pollination of genres, with the same films sold in different markets as belonging to different movements. Among these, Riccardo Freda(I vampiri, The Horrible Dr. Hichock)’s Double Face was marketed in West Germany as an Edgar Wallace ‘krimi’, while in Italy it was sold as a giallo in the tradition of Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace, combining elements from both genres for a unique and unforgettable viewing experience.

When wealthy businessman John Alexander (the legendary Klaus Kinski, giving an atypically restrained performance)’s unfaithful wife Helen (Margaret Lee, Circus of Fear) dies in a car crash, it initially looks like a freak accident. However, the plot thickens when evidence arises suggesting that the car was tampered with prior to the crash. And John’s entire perception of reality is thrown into doubt when he discovers a recently-shot pornographic movie which appears to feature Helen – suggesting that she is in fact alive and playing an elaborate mind game on him…

Psychological, psychedelic, and at times just plain psychotic, Double Face stands as one of the most engaging and enjoyable films in Freda’s lengthy and diverse career – a densely-plotted, visually-stunning giallo that evokes much of the same ambience of paranoia and decadence as such classics of the genre as One on Top of the Other and A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin.


Brand new 2K restoration of the full-length Italian version of the film from the original 35mm camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by author and critic Tim Lucas
New video interview with composer Nora Orlandi
The Many Faces of Nora Orlandi, a new appreciation of the varied career of the film’s composer by musician and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
The Terrifying Dr. Freda, a new video essay on Riccardo Freda’s gialli by author and critic Amy Simmons
Extensive image gallery from the collection of Christian Ostermeier, including the original German pressbook and lobby cards, and the complete Italian cineromanzo adaptation
Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neill Mitchell

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Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of US independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes (Grave of the Vampire, Garden of the Dead), Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. 

Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977’s Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl raises an army of the dead against the people she holds responsible for her mother’s death.

With all three films having been newly remastered from the best surviving film elements and appearing here for the first time ever on Blu-ray, alongside a wealth of supplementary material, American Horror Project Volume Two offers up yet another fascinating and blood-chilling foray into the deepest, darkest corners of stars-and-stripes terror.


Brand new 2K restorations from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray presentation
Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
American Horror Project Journal Vol. II – limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films by Stephen R. Bissette, Travis Crawford and Amanda Reyes

Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
Hollywood After Dark: The Early Films of John Hayes, 1959-1971 – brand new video essay by Stephen Thrower looking at Hayes' filmography leading up to Dream No Evil
Writer Chris Poggiali on the prodigious career of celebrated character actor Edmond O'Brien
Excerpts from an audio interview with actress Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls) discussing her many cinematic collaborations with director John Hayes

Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Martin Goldman
Brand new on-camera interview with Martin Goldman
Brand new on-camera interview with producer Marianne Kanter
The Hills Are Alive: Dark August and Vermont Folk Horror – author and artist Stephen R. Bissette on Dark August and its context within the wider realm of genre filmmaking out of Vermont
Original Press Book

1.37:1 and 1.85:1 presentations of the feature
Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
Brand new audio commentary with director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian, moderated by Stephen Thrower
Brand new on-camera interviews with Robert Voskanian and Robert Dadashian
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original Press Book

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"The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Big Foot" - special features confirmed

"The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Big Foot" will now arrive on UK Blu-Ray along with the DVD on 6 May 2019, following the digital release on 15 April 2019. There will also be a limited theatrical, with venues to be announce.

The special features are confirmed as follows...

· Behind the scenes
· Deleted scenes
· Director Commentary
· Elsie Hooper short film
· Joel Kramer interview
· Storyboards

Oscar nominee Sam Elliott (A Star is Born, The Big Lebowski) and award-winning TV heartthrob Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy) are The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot in a unique new, genre-bending, rip-roaring adventure that sees a legendary American war hero as a young man and in his twilight years, taking on two very different adversaries.

Decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, Calvin Barr (Elliott / Turner) is enlisted as the only man for the job: to hunt down the fabled Bigfoot. Living a peaceful life in New England reflecting on his lost love Maxine (Caitlin FitzGerald – Masters of Sex, It’s Complicated), the war veteran is contacted by the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to lead the charge to capture the elusive beast that is carrying a deadly plague. Can he find the dangerous creature deep inside the Canadian wilderness before it’s too late? 

The film is set for its UK premiere with a limited theatrical and home entertainment release on digital, DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Sparky Pictures.  

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KILLER PARTY! On UK DVD & Digital 27th May

Three young robbers become victims of their own heist when they interrupt an AA-style meeting for recovering serial killers in this delightfully bloody horror from the producer of Sinister.

When three teenage thieves infiltrate a mansion dinner party they have plans for pulling off an easy and lucrative heist. Little do they know that the dinner party is actually hosted for a group of recovering serial killers that have gone ‘sober’ and fought to change the error of their ways. 

Once the mansion owners realise they are about to be robbed all hell breaks loose, this is no ordinary dinner party, this is a Killer Party.

High society bashes are known for their extravagance, but Killer Party really is an event to die for!

Killer Party comes to UK DVD & Digital 27th May from Altitude Entertainment.

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THE WITCH & LEVEL 16 coming to digitial platforms


JASON BOURNE meets the X-MEN and JOHN WICK in the acclaimed ultraviolent actioner THE WITCH. 10 years ago, Ja-yoon escaped from a government facility during an inexplicable incident and lost all her memory.

She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition to win a prize to help her struggling family. As soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life. 

A man named ‘Nobleman’ - and others who have been searching for her – soon frantically pursue Ja-yoon. As her life falls into turmoil she responds with a chilling descent from innocent girl into cold-blooded knifewielding super killer!

Packed with intense action The Witch takes you to places you never thought possible as it reaches its insane blood-soaked finale. Starring Kim Da-mi in a break-out performance. Directed by lauded writer Park Hoon-jung.

Signature Entertainment presents The Witch on Digital HD from Monday 22nd April, 2019 


Sixteen-year-old Vivien is trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia -- the former friend who betrayed her. 

Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die.

“Future cult favourite” Level 16 is a shocking dystopian thriller which mashes together the disturbing world of the Handmaid’s Tale and Black Mirror to stunning effect. Level 16 had a UK premiere at FrightFest Glasgow 2019.

Directed by Danishka Esterhazy. Starring Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Katie Douglas (Defiance, Every Day) and Peter Outerbridge (Saw VI, Orphan Black, The Expanse).

Signature Entertainment presents Level 16 on Digital HD from 27th May, 2019

Saturday 30 March 2019

Leprechaun Returns - UK DVD review

Leprechaun Returns, a direct sequel to the original 1993 film, has been out digitally for a while, but is now set to be released onto UK DVD in a double pack with the original Leprechaun on April 1st.

Some 25 years after the events, in which the Reading family were driven out of their home by a foul mouthed goblin with an Irish accent. The property has been purchased by a nearby university, as part of an eco-project to turn it into a self sustaining - off grid sorority house.

Unfortunately for the students trying to fix up the place, due to an unfortunate incident with a nosey taxi driver (Mark Holton - reprising his role of Ossie from the original film) a four-leaf clover and a gold sovereign, the evil Leprechaun from the first film is ressurected (played this time by Linden Porco) and proceeds to go on the rampage as he searches for his missing gold.

Directed by Steven Kotanski (The Void) this one was actually bloody good fun, boasting some quite inventive, not to mention gorey, kill scenes (the death by solar panel was highly memorable). Plus I liked the way they tried to maintain continuity with the first, with Lila (Taylor Spreitler - Amityville : The Awakening) being apparently releated to the family in part 1, the inclusion of original actor Mark Holton and showing the Leprechaun's strange obsession with shoes.

Of course, don't expect Jennifer Aniston (who was in the original) to put in an appearance and I was slightly dissapointed that Warwick Davis, who played the titlar monster in the original 6 films, wasn't reprising the role (he was apparently offered the part, but declined as he's gone off horror films).

But anyway, fans of the original should love it.

Extras on the disc include...

Going Green (19mins) - Director Steven Kotanski talks about the making of the film, featuring behind the scenes footage 

Behind the Scenes (3 mins) - A breif feature showing how the practical effects and animatronics for the film were made and used on set. 

Stills Gallery - A collection of production still that play over music from the film. 

Also included in the case is a DVD of the orginal Leprechaun film from 1993, starring Jennifer Aniston and Hal Holton, who reprises his role in this. 

Leprechaun Returns comes to UK DVD April 1st from Lionsgate films. 

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THE X-FILES and JOE BOB BRIGGS apparel lands at Fright-Rags.

Fright-Rags wants to believe. The horror apparel company has launched a collection of The X-Files tees that's out of this world, along with new merchandise celebrating The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs.

Special Agents Mulder and Scully can uncover the truth with Fright-Rags' The X-Files collection. It features seven new shirts, including two that glow "alien green" in the dark and three dedicated to a trio of the series' most memorable episodes. 

Fright-Rags commemorates Joe Bob Briggs' return to weekly programming on Shudder's The Last Drive-In with three new shirts celebrating the beloved horror host's classic MonsterVision work, a Last Drive-In enamel pin, plus reprints of three previous Joe Bob designs. By popular demand, the all-new artwork for The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will also be available shirts this Friday, March 29. 

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Friday 29 March 2019

IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE in selected UK cinemas 24th April

Sci-fi action epic IRON SKY : THE COMING RACE has arrived, from the creators of worldwide cult hit Iron Sky. Released to UK cinemas 24th April and on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 6th May...

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity or destroy it once and for all. 

The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Boasting stunning special effects and visuals, the film stars Lara Rossi (Robin Hood), Vladimir Burlakov (Deutschland 86), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion Kit Dale, Julia Dietze (Iron Sky), Stephanie Paul (Iron Sky), Tom Green (Road Trip), Udo Kier (Blade) and written and directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky)

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Wednesday 27 March 2019


Arrow video are to release Riccardo Freda's cult Giallo THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE to UK Blu-Ray, along with a limited edition soundtrack on 12" vinyl of Stelvio Cipriani's score, this April.

Set in Dublin (a rather surprising giallo location), Iguana opens audaciously with an acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac brutally slaying a woman in her own home. The victim’s mangled corpse is discovered in a limousine owned by Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky (Anton Diffring, Where Eagles Dare) and a police investigation is launched, but when the murdering continues and the ambassador claims diplomatic immunity, tough ex-cop John Norton (Luigi Pistilli, A Bay of Blood) is brought in to find the killer…

One of several ‘animal-in-the-title’ cash-ins released in the wake of Dario Argento’s box-office smash The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE is a gloriously excessive giallo that boasts a rogues gallery of perverse characters; violent, fetishized murders, and one of the genre’s most nonsensical, red-herring laden plots (which sees almost every incidental character hinted at potentially being the killer).

- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich
- New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
- Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
- Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
- Of Chameleons and Iguanas, a newly filmed video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer
- Considering Cipriani, a new appreciation of the composer Stelvio Cipriani and his score to The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
- The Cutting Game, a new interview with Iguana’s assistant editor Bruno Micheli
- The Red Queen of Hearts, a career-spanning interview with the actress Dagmar Lassander
- Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
- Image gallery 


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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Sci-fi thriller BEYOND THE SKY on DVD 29th April

An engrossing supernatural thriller that at times feels like a found-footage documentary, "Beyond The Sky" is both an evocative journey into the unknown, and a portrait of the community built around one of modern day’s most prolific myths.

Ryan Carnes (Doctor Who) confidently leads the film as an abrasive sceptic convinced that recollections of abductions are false memories made to mask other traumas. His distrust of the stories he hears allows the film to play with our own beliefs and expectations alongside his, as we become equally unsure of what truth really is out there. If Carnes is the film’s yin, then Jordan Hinson (Eureka) is the yang balancing each others’ on-screen presence. A young and friendly woman, she’s terrified of what awaits her, but equally determined to find out what role she really plays in this chilling tale.

Don Davis of The Matrix fame compliments "Beyond The Sky" with a fantastic score that seamlessly wraps itself around all the twists and turns of the story, elevating the tension to new heights. With experience mostly in shorts and television, Chris Saul makes a name for himself here with the breathtaking visuals that deserve to cement him as a cinematographer to watch.

Filmed in New Mexico, home of the infamous Roswell incident, "Beyond The Sky" embraces the on-and-off screen legacy of extraterrestrial icons with guest appearances from self-proclaimed abductee Travis Walton, E.T.’s Dee Wallace and Prison Break's Peter Stormare! 

"Beyond the Sky" is released to UK DVD April 29th from Spirit Entertainment.

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Monday 25 March 2019

NIGHT comes to VOD

Director Nicholas Michael Jacobs got in touch to tell us about his new film NIGHT, which is released to VOD outlets this month.

A young girl is kidnapped by a strange man, who forces her to be the star of his sick and twisted live stream.... 

Checkout the trailer below...

The film is available now at POV Horror.

Also available on Amazon Prime.

Thursday 21 March 2019


Cliver Barker's malevolent monster The Candyman comes to New Orleans in CANDYMAN : FAREWELL TO THE FLESH (AKA Candyman 2)Bill Condon's 1995 follow up to Bernard Rose's original 1993 shocker, which makes its UK Blu-Ray debut this month in an extras laden disc, courtesy of 88 films.

Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan - Assassins) is a New Orlean's school teacher, whose brother Ethan (William O'Leary - Terminator 3) has been arrested following the brutal death of a University lecturer, who he had earlier attacked in a bar.

It seems the lecturer, Philip Purcell (Michael Culkin reprising his role from the previous film) had been in town promoting his book about the legend of the Candyman. But of course the police don't believe Ethan's story about hook handed killer's appearing from mirror's after saying their name 5 times, and think he's probably the one responsible.

Unfortunately for Annie, the Candyman is all too real and now appears to be after her and the rest of her family. But after doing some digging into his origins, it seems there's a reason he has set his sights on her and a terrible family secret is about to be uncovered.

Also starring Veronica Cartwright (Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Bill Nunn (Spider-Man) and of course horror veteran Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead 1990, Final Destination) as the Candyman himself. This is a worthy follow up by director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) to the original film, which itself was an adaptation of the Clive Barker story "Forbidden", and is an excellent supernatural shocker.

Extras on the disc include...

-Audio commentary track with Director Bill Condon

-‘The Candyman Legacy’ (25mins)- Lead actor Tony Todd talks about how he got the role and life as a horror movie actor

-‘Down Memory Lane’ (10mins)- Co-star Veronica Cartwright talks about her time on set and discusses her other horror movie roles.

-Original theatrical trailer - lastly, the films theatrical trailer is included.

The first print run also comes packaged in a slipcase and includes a collectors' booklet by film journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz. But these are strictly limited to the first 1500 copies only.

An excellent companion piece to go with the original, CANDYMAN : FAREWELL TO THE FLESH is released to UK BD March 25

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SURVIVAL OF THE FILM FREAKS Nears Pre-Order Campaign Goal

With just about twenty days left in the campaign, the award-winning cult cinema documentary Survival Of The Film Freaks is only 25% away from reaching their funding goal. 

Through IndieGoGo, fans have the opportunity to pre-order their copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD and grab exclusive campaign-only perks, like a physical cassette or digital download of the film’s soundtrack, an exclusive limited poster and limited t-shirt with artwork by Pizza Party Printing, and a perk where the backer can pick a film for directors Kyle and Bill to provide commentary. The campaign will also fund the digital release of the film.

Survival Of The Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film and how it survives in the 21st Century. Through interviews with cult icons such as Ted Raimi and Lloyd Kaufman, alongside modern-day filmmakers like Adam Green and Jackson Stewart, Film Freaks examines decades of film fanaticism and how the 'digital age' has transformed the way we experience movies. At the helm of Film Freaks is the directing duo of Bill Fulkerson (host of Outside The Cinema Podcast) and Kyle Kuchta (Fantasm), who have spent the last three years making the documentary.

The film premiered at HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival in August 2018, where it was nominated for Best Picture. It was screened and awarded at various festivals throughout the country including Shawna Shea Film Festival (winner of Best Documentary of the Festival), Sin City Horror Festival (Winner of Best Editing) and Knoxville Horror Film Festival (Winner of Special Jury Prize for Most Connection With Audience).

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Wednesday 20 March 2019

FRIGHT NIGHT and THE FINAL GIRLS leads Horror Channel's April line-up

Coming up in April, Horror Channel premieres two playfully affecting horror comedies that both pack a mighty punch. 

Todd Strauss-Schulson’s entertainingly subversive slasher fantasy THE FINAL GIRLS, receives its UK TV premiere on Fri 19th April, 9pm, whilst Tom Holland’s voracious vampire classic FRIGHT NIGHT will get its Channel premiere on Sat 13th April, 9pm. 

Also, on Friday 12th April, 9pm, there is a TV first for Takashi Shimizu’s turbulence-driven supernatural thriller FLIGHT 7500, starring Amy Smart and Ryan Kwanten. 

Plus, In an petrifying scare-packed month, there are channel premieres for Peter Dukes’ solve-or-die horror ESCAPE ROOM (Friday 5th April, 9pm), Colin McCarthy’s darkly murderous OUTCAST starring James Nesbitt (Sat 6th April, 9pm), and James Watkins’ spine-chilling remake THE WOMAN IN BLACK, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Sat 20th April, 9pm).

Also showing is Kim Henkel’s twisted sequel TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, starring Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger (Sat 26th April, 10.35pm), and Pete Walker’s cult psycho-shocker SCHIZO (Sat 27th April, 9pm).

Horror Channel: Be Afraid
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

Saturday 16 March 2019

ALIEN 40TH ANNIVERSARY - All-new 4K Ultra HD & BD out 22nd April

In space no one can hear you scream. The terrifying sci-fi adventure, ALIEN, celebrates 40 years with an all-new 4K Ultra HD master, available April 22. A limited edition 4K UHD SteelBook of ALIEN 40th Anniversary Edition will also be available exclusively at Zavvi.

In the film that birthed the wildly successful ALIEN franchise, the crew of the deep space tug Nostromo awaken from stasis during a voyage home to Earth when their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from the desolate nearby moon, LV-426. 

While investigating, one of the crew, Kane (John Hurt), is attacked by an alien creature that latches to his face and he is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the ship’s warrant officer, advises against Kane’s return due to quarantine regulations - but her orders are ignored by Ash (Ian Holm), bringing the Nostromo under threat from a mysterious, extraterrestrial apex predator with violent and lethal survival instincts.

The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery, with the 4K scans done at EFilm.

4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Special Features:
- Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and 2003 Director’s Cut!
- Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott, Cast and Crew
- Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott++
- Introduction by Ridley Scott+ (Blu-ray™ only)
- Final Theatrical Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith++
- Composer’s Original Isolated Score by Jerry Goldsmith++
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
(+Director’s Cut only ++Theatrical Version only)

DVD Special Features:
- Includes the 1979 Theatrical Version and the 2003 Director’s Cut!
- Audio commentary by Director Ridley Scott, cast and crew (theatrical version only)

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE - casting announced

Casting is announced today for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Live, the first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production based on George A. Romero’s cult zombie classic. The production, directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song) will come to life at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. 

The production stars Ashley Samuels (Ben), recently seen in Fun Home at the Young Vic and Motown the Musical in the West End, in the iconic role of the protagonist, with Jennifer Harding (Helen/Judy) who was named Hello Magazine’s Rising Star of 2018 and received multi-award nominations for her role in The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Marc Pickering (Harry) best known for playing the young Sheriff Enoch Thompson in Sky Atlantic’s Boardwalk Empire, Mari McGinlay (Barbra) winner of the Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year Award, Mike Bodie (Chief McClelland) who has starred in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and is a creator and founding member of Mischief Theatre, and Tama Phethean (Tom) previously seen at The Globe in The Great Duke of Florence and The False One.

1960s, rural Pennsylvania. Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by zombies – what could possibly go wrong? Who will make it out alive?

This new adaptation of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD will be played out on a monochrome set paying homage to the 1968 classic and featuring all the iconic scenes along with an entirely new journey for the beloved characters from the farmhouse in the second act. A loving, comedic tribute to the world-renowned zombie film, this production skirts the line between the horrific and the hysterical, culminating in a frightening and funny night out. Audiences can choose to get amongst the gore in one of the special ‘Splatter Zones’ or those who prefer to keep zombies at arm’s length can opt for seating in the ‘Supposedly Safe Zones’.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Live had its world premiere in Toronto in 2013 and is the only officially authorised stage production endorsed by the Romero Estate which will come to the UK for the first time this spring.

First seen in 1968, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is widely regarded as one of the most iconic and influential releases of all time. Previously dominated by Hammer horror, George A. Romero radically redefined the genre of the modern horror film introducing zombies as a social construct in his seminal 1968 movie. His influence is still felt today spawning countless zombie films and series such as Sean of the Dead and The Walking Dead. Now, more than 50 years on, the story of Night of the Living Dead™ remains as relevant as ever through its exploration of race, class division and America's national identity. 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Live, based on the film by George A. Romero, is co-produced by award-winning producer Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. It is written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin and created by Christopher Harrison and Phil Pattison. The production is directed by Benji Sperring, designed by Diego Pitarch with lighting design by Nic Farman, soundscape design by Samuel West and casting by Jane Deitch.

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