Wednesday 29 May 2019

ESCAPE ROOM - Out now on Digital and available on Disc 10th June

From the director of INSIDIOUS : THE LAST KEY, Adam Robitel, comes ESCAPE ROOM. Out now of Digital Download and available to buy on BD and DVD.

An intriguing invitation brings six strangers together. Initially, they think they have gathered for a highly immersive escape room, but they soon make the sickening discovery that they are pawns in a sadistic game of life and death. 

Together, they move from one terrifying scenario to the next as they find clues and solves puzzles. But the players soon learn that exposing their darkest secrets may hold the key to survive.

Taylor Russel (TV's "Lost in Space"), Logan Miller ("Scout's Guide to the Apocalypse"), Tyler Labine ("Tucker and Dale Vs Evil") and Deborah Ann Wol (TV's "True Bloods", "Daredevil", "The Punisher") star.

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Paul Hyett's HERETIKS comes to UK DVD

From Paul Hyett, director of HOWL and THE SEASONING HOUSE, comes a tale of 17th century evil in HERETIKS, out now on UK DVD.

In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. 

For the Reverend Mother is the self-appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realizes that it’s not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.

Horror and Sci-fi veteran Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Scanners), Hannah Arterton (Peripheral), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser) and Rosie Day (Down a Dark Hall, The Seasoning House) star.

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Monday 27 May 2019

Twentieth Century Fox reveals new poster and trailer for TERMINATOR : DARK FATE

Checkout the new Poster, Stills and Trailer for forthcoming TERMINATOR : DARK FATE


Linda Hamilton (“Sarah Connor”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“T-800”) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta. 

When A Stranger Calls/When A Stranger Calls Back gets Standard Edition Blu-ray Release

Following its highly acclaimed Limited-Edition release in 2018 When A Stranger Calls/When A Stranger Calls Back is set for its Standard Edition Blu-ray release complete with a slew of fantastic special features from Second Sight Films this summer.

With the pivotal line “Have you checked the children?” the seminal slasher, that sees a babysitter terrorised by a psychopathic killer, struck fear into the hearts of a generation of filmgoers. 

Now this terrifying movie, directed by Fred Walton (The Rosary Murders) and starring Carol Kane (The Princess Bride) and Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon), is set to arrive on Blu-ray alongside its rarely seen sequel When A Stranger Calls Back in HD on 1 July 2019. 

The set features the film in a new scan and restoration, plus the film The Sitter, reversible sleeve with new artwork and original poster artwork and much more.

This hugely influential horror opens with the babysitter receiving the chilling phone call from a killer, which has often been copied, but rarely bettered and provided the inspiration for the first scene in Wes Craven’s hit Scream.

When A Stranger Calls sees an urban legend made flesh, as student babysitter Jill Johnson is looking after a family’s children when she receives the first in a series of mysterious and increasingly scary phone calls from a stranger. Police trace the call and discover it’s coming from inside the house, sparking a desperate chase and a shocking and grisly discovery.

Seven years later, the brutal killer has escaped from psychiatric hospital and is once again targeting Johnson. The cop who saved her first time around, now a private detective comes to her aid, but can they track the brutal killer before it’s too late?

Be sure to lock the doors, ignore the ringing phone and make sure the kids are alright, before watching When A Stranger Calls.

• Brand new scan and restoration
• The sequel ‘When a Stranger Calls Back’ in HD
• The original, rarely seen short film ‘The Sitter’ – brand new scan and restoration
• Directing ‘A Stranger’: An interview with Director Fred Walton
• Carol Kane on 'When a Stranger Calls’
• Rutanya Alda on 'When a Stranger Calls’
• Scoring ‘A Stranger’: An interview with Composer Dana Kaproff
• Reversible sleeve with new artwork by Obviously Creative and original poster artwork
• English subtitles for the hearing impaired for both fillms

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Silent Horror short GARDEN OF SOULS - available to view online

Director Christopher Milewski got in touch to tell us about his latest horror short film GARDEN OF SOULS which is available to view online.

A silent film n the tradition of such classics as NOSFERATU & HAXAN, and with a dash of early American film. Check it out below...

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Indie Italian Horror STOMACH - coming later this year

From the producer of the Italian horror THE PYRAMID (distributed in Italy, Japan, Canada, U.S. and Spain) come STOMACH.

STOMACH is the story of Alex, a guy who lives in a desolate country place. He's surrounded by rough and violent people and every day they don't miss an opportunity to torment him. But inside Alex there is something wrong, something that pushes to get out. Something that is bloodthirsty.

The movie is directed by Alex Visani and produced by Empire Video and HomeMovies.

STOMACH is a dark atmospheric horror movie, with a lot of violence and sexual content. A desperate journey into a world of madness and perdition. 

The movie will be released later in 2019.

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Killer Thriller season in June on the Horror Channel

Summer kicks off on Horror Channel in suspenseful style with KILLER THRILLER SEASON - a selection of tense shockers including the channel premieres of Rod Lurie’s 2011 pulsating remake of STRAW DOGS, starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth; the murder motel chiller VACANCY, starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson; and the 2009 remake of kin killer slasher THE STEPFATHER. The Saturday night primetime season also features psychological thriller HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Neil LaBute’s horrifying racial drama LAKEVIEW TERRACE, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Wilson. 

Full film details:

Sat 1 June @ 21:00 – STRAW DOGS (2011) *Channel Premiere 

David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård), leading to a violent confrontation.

Sat 8 June @ 21:00 – VACANCY (2007) *Channel Premiere 

When David (Luke Wilson) and Amy (Kate Beckinsale) Fox's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them... Until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies they've been watching were all filmed in the very room they're sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them and filming their every move, David and Amy must get out alive before whomever is watching them can finish their latest masterpiece. 

Sat 15 June @ 21:00 – THE STEPFATHER (2009) *Channel Premiere 

Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of Michael’s mother’s dreams, or could David be hiding a dark side? 

Sat 22 June @ 21:00 – HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (2012) 

Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mother (Elizabeth Shue) move to a new town only to find that they are living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. Locals claim that the girl mysteriously vanished after the incident, but as Elissa becomes close to the girl’s brother, she learns that a dark and terrible secret still lurks within those walls and this sinister story of murder is far from over. 

Sat 29 June @ 21:00 – LAKEVIEW TERRACE (2008) 

A young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbour, LAPD officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson). Turner has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighbourhood and disapproves of their interracial relationship. As he increasingly harasses the newlyweds, the angered couple decides to fight back.

There are also channel premieres for mutant monster gripper INANIMATE, (Fri 21 June, 9pm) starring Lance Henriksen; the twisty neo-noir thriller THE DISAPPEARENCE OF ALICE CREED (Fri 28 June, 10.45pm), starring Gemma Arterton and Eddie Marsan; and Phillippe Mora’s real-life rooted alien abduction drama COMMUNION (Sun 30 June, 9pm), starring Christopher Walken

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

Thursday 16 May 2019


Fright-Rags digs up new merch from two of the most beloved zombie films of all time - George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead - along with an official shirt for genre favorite Barbara Crampton.

It's party time with Fright-Rags's The Return of the Living Dead collection, which features five brain-hungry shirts, Tarman socks that glow in the dark, and two enamel pins - including a flip-open Tarman pin. 

Add a splash of color to your wardrobe with Fright-Rags's Dawn of the Dead apparel. The film's classic logo comes on red, purple, and black heather tees, while a comic book-style design is available on black shirts and ringer tees. 

Horror icon Barbara Crampton - from such cult classics as Re-Animator, You’re Next, and Chopping Mall - has received an official shirt from Fright-Rags. The bloody design is available in men's and women's styles. 


The Return of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Barbara Crampton apparel is available now at

Monday 13 May 2019

British Sci-Fi thriller WHITE CHAMBER available now on UK VOD

New British sci-fi thriller, WHITE CHAMBER is out now on Video On Demand platforms in UK and Ireland.

Socio-economic tensions in Britain have created a febrile atmosphere in which xenophobia, self-interest and greed flourished, leading to a backlash and the country is in the midst of a civil war as the State battles rebel militia for power.

A young woman who calls herself Ruth wakes up in a blindingly white cuboid room: the White Chamber. A gruff male voice from the outside demands information about the chamber and the laboratory that houses it, but she has none. Ruth claims she is merely an admin girl at the ‘facility’ which created the White Chamber.

To gain the answers he seeks, her captor utilises the gruesome functionality of the cuboid as an instrument of torture. The temperature within the chamber shifts between the extremes; water, spikes, acid and even lasers fire out of the structure’s perforated ceiling. Ruth’s mind, body and soul are thus pushed to their very limit.

Ruth begins to talk to her captor… but is she just saying anything to survive or does she know more about the forbidding White Chamber than she is letting on?

Directed by Paul Raschid and produced by Aviary Films, the film stars Shauna Macdonald (The Descent, TV’s In Plain Sight), Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Resident Evil, TV’s Young Justice), Amrita Acharia (Game Of Thrones, The Good Karma Hospital), and Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, TV’s Midsommer Murders, Will).

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WHITE CHAMBER is available on VOD platforms in UK and Ireland including Amazon ( UK only). Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft Movies & TV, and PlayStation.

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Tuesday 7 May 2019


Things are about to get Nazi again in the outrageous sequel IRON SKY 2 : THE COMING RACE, which is out now in the UK on BD, DVD and Digital.

Set 20 years after the events of the original film, the former Nazi moonbase is now refuge to survivors of the Nuclear war that took place on Earth following the attempted invasion.

With the base falling apart, they learn of a substance powering a secret underworld back on Earth that can help them rebuild and repair their base. And so a small group. lead by Obi Washington (Lara Rossi - TV's Crossing Lines), the daughter of James Washington from the first film, head to Earth to find this secret underworld and bring back this substance so they can save whats left of humanity.

But first they will have to fight past dinosaurs, shape changing lizards and even Adolf Hitler and countless other historical tyrants (inlcuding Stalin and Bin Laden) in order to obtain it.

Extremely tongue in cheek, this clearly borrows a few ideas from the old Amicus film "At The Earths Core" and I really enjoyed it. Yes, its more of a goofy comedy than a science fiction film, but I thought it was great fun.

Horror veteran Udo Kier returns in a dual role, playing Adolf Hitler as well as reprising his character of the Space Fuhrer from before. Also returning is Stephanie Paul as the Sarah Palin lookalike and Julie Deitze as Renate. Comedian Tom Green also pops up as an evangelical preacher, whose followers worship Apple boss Steve Jobs of all people.

If you didn't like the first film, then this might not be your cup of tea. But as a huge fan of the original, I loved it!!!

The review copy I viewed did not contain any suplemental features. No idea if the release copy will contain any extras.

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Wednesday 1 May 2019


Following the successful launch of Phase One and Two, the third wave of titles to be released under the FrightFest Presents banner are now officially confirmed.


Brace yourself for a gore-filled, twisted and chaotic experience; Terror of Hallow’s Eve is a nostalgic treat for the eyes, set to become a horror cult classic.


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Director: Todd Tucker (Watchmen)

Cast: Doug Jones (Hellboy II, The Shape of Water), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight)

Synopsis: When 15-year-old Tim is brutally beaten up by High School bullies, his intense yearning for revenge unintentionally summons up evil supernatural forces offering to scare his despised enemies to actual death. 


A stressful, chilling yet beautiful horror experience that will give you goosebumps, leave you guessing throughout and push you in directions you won’t see coming.

Described as this generation’s Donnie Darko, THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE is THE SIREN (also on the Frightfest Presents label) director’s first feature.


Directors: Perry Blackshear

Cast: Lauren Parkinson, Margaret Ying Drake, MacLeod Andrews

Synopsis: Suspecting that people are transforming into malevolent shape-shifters, Wyatt flees to New York City to seek out his estranged childhood friend Christian. As the mysterious horrors close in on Wyatt, he questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself. A genre-bending story about love, loyalty and living nightmares. 


They’re dying to “meat” you... The Farm will be serving up human flesh in a chilling horror described as You’re Next meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


Director: Hans Stjernswärd

Cast: Nora Yessayan, Alex Gaylord, Ken Volok

Synopsis: After taking a wrong turn on the highway, a young couple decide to stop at a roadside diner for food and relaxation. Their fun trip soon becomes a fight for survival when masked kidnappers imprison them on a farm where humans are the main course. 


From the dangerously demented minds that brought you The ABCs of Death, Turbo Kid, and The Greasy Strangler comes The Field Guide to Evil, an entirely new vision of anthology horror.


Directors: Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure), Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen), Can Evrenol (Housewife; Baskin), Calvin Reeder (The Rambler), Ashim Ahluwalia (Miss Lovely), and Yannis Veslemes (Norway).

Cast: Bridgit Minichmayr, Sarah Navraltil, Jilon VanOver

Synopsis: THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL are 9 new “nightmares” from some of the most acclaimed genre directors of the last decade, exploring myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre. 


Premiering at Tribeca and FrightFest, NOBODY LEAVES is a trippy, mind-bending psycho-horror described as a Lynchian head-trip bursting with more murder, torture and twists than a Jordan Peele film.


Director: Mitzo Peirone

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Schott Cohen, Sarah Hay

Synopsis: Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend who lives in the fantasy world they created as children; to take the money they have to take part in a deadly perverse game of make-believe. 


A re-imagining of the old mystical folklore, The Golem has been described as the Jewish Frankenstein.

The film is an unnerving, original terror experience that will delight fear fans in search of a genuine creep out.


Directors: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz

Cast: Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan, Adi Kvetner

Synopsis: During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil. 


Premiering to the world at Toronto’s Midnight Madness is the acclaimed and utterly original western horror, The Wind is a chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror described as The Babadook meets The Witch.


Directors: Emma Tammi

Cast: Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zuckerman, Caitlin Gerard

Synopsis: An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband dismisses as superstition… 

Horror titles coming in July from Arrow

Arrow Video have just revealed their Summer slate of Horror titles, coming in July.

The Chill Factor - on Blu-ray from 15 July

The Exorcist meets the Winter Olympics in this tale of demonic possession and snowbound slashing from director Christopher Webster, producer of Hellraiser and Hellraiser II: Hellbound.

For a group of young couples, a snowmobiling trip turns into a waking nightmare when one of their number is thrown from their vehicle and knocked unconscious. Seeking refuge in a nearby abandoned summer camp, the group find themselves holed up in a cabin filled with bizarre and ominous religious artefacts. As night falls, the discovery of a Ouija board amidst the dusty relics awakens a terrifying evil.

Barely released outside of its original VHS outing (for which it was retitled Demon Possessed), cult enthusiasts Arrow Video have dug up The Chill Factor from its wintry analogue grave so horror fans can rediscover this heady mixture of snow, slaughter and Satan!


Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with special effects artist Hank Carlson and horror writer Josh Hadley
Brand new on-camera interview with makeup artist Jeffery Lyle Segal
Brand new on-camera interview with production manager Alexandra Reed
Brand new on-camera interview with stunt coordinator Gary Paul
Still Gallery
Original VHS trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach

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Lords of Chaos – on Blu-ray from 22 July

Oslo. Norway. The early 1990s. A new, uncompromising style of heavy metal explodes onto the underground - True Norwegian Black Metal! Blasting and brutal yet also majestic, this subgenre achieves worldwide infamy through the extraordinary achievements of its musicians and the suicides, murders and church burnings that come to define the scene...

Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) longs to escape his idyllic middle-class life. Enlisting a clique of fanatical youths - Necrobutcher, Hellhammer and Dead (Jack Kilmer) - he forms the most evil band in the world... Mayhem. The band soon achieve notoriety for their extreme live shows and the morbid cult that surround them, but the dark world Euronymous has created degenerates into a mire of murder and arson when an arch-rivalry with Varg (Emory Cohen), of the band Burzum, spirals out of control...

A thrilling true-crime horror film that weaves together rock ‘n’ roll delinquency, death and betrayal, Lords of Chaos is by turns shocking, funny and tragic. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund renders the world of black metal with immense detail whilst also coaxing superb performances from his young cast.


High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New interview with writer-director Jonas Åkerlund
New interviews with actors Sam Coleman, Jason Arnopp and Arion Csihar
On-stage introduction to the film by Thurston Moore filmed at the Rio cinema, London, 2018
Image galleries
Original trailer & teasers

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Metal Hammer’s Jonathan Selzer

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Schramm – on Blu-ray from 29 July

Controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2) takes you into the twisted mind of a deranged sex killer in the last of his feature films to date, 1993’s deeply disturbing Schramm.

Lothar Schramm, the so-called “Lipstick Killer”, lies dying in a pool of blood and paint. As he expires, fragments of his life flash before his eyes – his uneasy friendship with the prostitute that lives next door (Nekromantik 2’s Monika M); the brutal slaughter of a pair of doorstep evangelists whose bodies he poses in obscene fashion; his unhealthy pastime of hammering nails into his own manhood.

Told in an entirely non-linear fashion, Jörg Buttgereit’s Schramm – with its nightmarish hallucinatory sequences involving severed limbs and gaping, sharp-toothed female genitalia – comes about as close as a film can get to transporting you directly into the world of a sick, disordered mind.


HD transfer overseen by the filmmakers
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
Optional English subtitles
Limited edition digipak packaging featuring new artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Limited edition certificate
Set of 5 exclusive Schramm "polaroid" postcards
Soundtrack CD
Limited edition 60-page book


Archival audio commentary with director/co-writer Jörg Buttgereit and co-writer Franz Rodenkirchen
Archival audio commentary with actors Florian Von Gustorf and Monika M
Tomorrow I Will Be Dirt: Scenes from the Afterlife of Lothar Schramm (2019) – brand new animated short film sequel to Schramm made by award-winning filmmaker and stop-motion artist Robert Morgan, produced exclusively for this release
Take My Body: The Journey of a Blow-up Doll – writer Kier-La Janisse on how she came to be the owner of a particularly interesting piece of Schramm memorabilia
Jörg Buttgereit in conversation with Arrow Video’s Ewan Cant at the 2019 Offscreen Film Festival
The Making of Schramm – archival behind-the-scenes documentary
Mein Papi – Jörg Buttgereit short film available in HD for the first time ever and with optional director audio commentary
Jesus – Der Film (1995) – short film segment directed by Jörg Buttgereit
Two short films by Schramm producer Manfred Jelinski: Orpheus in der Oberwelt (1970) and Ein Ku'ze' Film übe' Hambu'g (1990)
Extensive image gallery
Jörg Buttgereit Trailer Gallery


CD featuring the complete Schramm score

Exclusive perfect-bound book featuring new writing from Virginie Selavy and Graham Rae, all illustrated with new artwork and original archival stills 


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