Wednesday 28 August 2019

Arrow Films THE DEAD CENTER in UK and US cinemas Oct 11 and on Disc Oct 14

Arrow films latest acquisition THE DEAD CENTER will be in selected UK and US cinemas from October 11th and available to buy on BD and DVD from October 14th.


When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs, Preacher, Nashville) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches.

Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth, Primer, Upstream Color) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. 

As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realise what he’s unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole.

The Dead Center is a smart supernatural thriller that explores the demons that live inside all of us from writer-director Billy Senese, recently hailed as a “masterful new voice in terror” (Nerdist). 

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-High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation<
-5.1 DTS-HD master audio and lossless stereo audio
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
-Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth and co-star Jeremy Childs
-Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producers Denis Deck and Jonathan Rogers, and cinematographer Andy Duensing
-A Walk Through The Dead Center, an in-depth making-of documentary featuring new interviews with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth, cinematographer Andy Duensing, and many others revisiting the locations and discussing the production
-Nine deleted scenes, including an alternate ending
-On-set interviews with actors Shane Carruth and Poorna Jagannathan
-Head-Casting with Jeremy Childs, a brief look at the creation of the make-up effects seen in the climax of the film
-Intruder, a short film from 2011 directed by Billy Senese and starring Jeremy Childs
-The Suicide Tapes, the original short film from 2010 directed by Senese and starring Childs that later inspired The Dead Center
-Midnight Radio Theater, six chilling radio plays (“Insomnia”, “The Long Weekend”, “Disposable Life”, “The Suicide Tapes”, “The Woman In The Basement”, “Blood Oath”, “Flu”) written, produced and directed by Billy Senese
-Theatrical trailer and teasers
-Image gallery
-Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jamie Graham 

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THE DEVIL'S CANDY gets its long-awaited UK TV premiere on Horror Channel

Horror Channel has seven prime-time premieres in September, including the UK TV premiere of Sean Byrne’s THE DEVIL’S CANDY; an absorbing, unnerving and devastating ride into psychological trauma, starring Ethan Embry (“Sneaky Pete”, “Grace & Frankie”).

There are also channel premieres for David Chirchirillo’s deadly dating thriller BAD MATCH; Chad Archibald’s BITE, a fearless fusion of slime, shivers and shock; box-office supernatural horror hit THE PACT; and Mick Garris’s macabre tale of horror and eroticism, SLEEPWALKERS, starring Ron Perlman and John Landis. Then there’s the original sly monster croc comedy LAKE PLACID starring Bridget Fonda and Bill Pullman; and psychic debunking chiller RED LIGHTS, starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen and Robert De Niro.

Full film details in transmission order:

Fri 6 Sept @ 21:00 – BAD MATCH (2017) *Channel Premiere 

Be careful who you swipe for...Harris (Jack Cutmore-Scott) seems to have it all - a great job, plenty of friends and an active sex life thanks to a range of dating apps. But that all changes when he matches with Riley (Lili Simmons). Unlike Harris, Riley isn’t looking for a one-night-stand and, while at first, Harris just assumes she’s clingy, he’s about to find out the truth is something far more sinister. 

Fri 13 Sept @ 21:00 BITE (2015) *Channel Premiere 

While on her hen party getaway to exotic Costa Rica, bride-to-be Casey gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect while bathing in an idyllic jungle pool. But after returning home with matrimonial cold feet, she starts exhibiting alien behaviour as what crept under her skin starts taking hold. Between physical transformation and wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent offspring, but also feeds on flesh. 

Sat 14 Sept @ 21:00 – THE PACT (2012) * Channel Premiere 

Following her mother's funeral, Annie reluctantly returns to her childhood home - a place she would rather forget. Then as her sister and cousin inexplicably disappear, Annie is forced to unlock the doors to the past to discover the hidden secrets of the house and in doing so finds a room that she has no memory of. Things take a sinister and terrifying turn as Annie soon realises she isn't alone in the house...

Fri 20 Sept @ 21:00 – THE DEVIL’S CANDY (2015) *UK TV Premiere

Unfulfilled artist Jesse Hellman moves his wife and fellow metal music-loving teenage daughter Zooey into a rustic Texas home with a violent past. Soon his paintings start taking on a darker, disturbing and more prophetic turn as anxieties and family tensions get ramped up. Then the clearly unbalanced Ray appears on his doorstep wanting to move back into the house where his parents tragically died. When Ray sees Zooey, nothing prepares the family for the shocking chain of events. 

Sat 21 Sept @ 22:55 – SLEEPWALKERS (1992) *Channel Premiere 

Tanya (Mädchen Amick) falls for Charles (Brian Krause), the new boy in school, only to learn too late that he’s a life-sucking sleepwalker. Charles and his mother, Mary (Alice Krige), are the last of a dying breed who are able to stay alive only by feeding on the life force of virtuous young women. But it turns out that the sleepwalkers’ Achilles’ heel is the domestic house cat, with whom they share genetic information. As the tension mounts, and the casualties pile up, the town’s tabbies gather for a final chilling showdown with the monsters in their midst.

Fri 27 Sept @ 21:00 – LAKE PLACID (1999) *Channel Premiere 

Welcome to Black Lake, Maine. This tranquil setting is probably the last place you'd expect to find a 30-foot man-eating crocodile. But this is what confronts Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda); an emotionally fragile, nature-phobic, New York palaeontologist who's been reluctantly dispatched for her first real field assignment. She teams up with an eccentric billionaire Jack Wells (Bill Pullman) to find this multi-toothed menace. 

Sat 28 Sept @ 21:00 – RED LIGHTS (2012) *Channel Premiere 

Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her young assistant Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origin. Simon Silver (Robert De Niro), a legendary blind psychic, reappears after a thirty-year absence to become the couple’s greatest international challenge. Tom quickly begins to develop an obsession with Silver, and as the two get closer, his worldview is threatened to its core.

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

Paralysis Escape Rooms - opening this September in Stoke on Trent

Horror attraction "Paralysis Escape Rooms" opens this September at 8 Pall Mall, Hanley, Stoke On Trent, ST1 1HP.

From the press release....

Imagine being thrown into a situation where you're facing your deepest, darkest nightmares. Paralysis Escape Rooms in Stoke on Trent brings those terrors alive.

You have decided to investigate the cellar of Professor Riser Kane.

The insane psychologist, who drove himself mad by pushing the boundaries of human fear, is out of town. So your time is now.

You need to find out what’s been happening to the missing towns-people. And if the rumours of the hellish experiments happening down there are true. Just as Professor Kane drove himself mad by delving deeper and deeper into the human psyche, you must delve deep into this dark mystery. You must enter the cellar.

But can you face your phobia?

Trapped within  your very own horror movie, with 60mins to escape. If you love a challenge, you're in the right place.

Paralysis Escape Rooms open Sept.9th opening. You can book your slots at the following link for £17.50pp -


Tuesday 27 August 2019


There have been many documentaries and “making-of” features made about the Alien films over the years. So many in fact, that one might question the necessity of this latest independent documentary from director Alexandre O. Philippe (Doc of the Dead, The People vs George Lucas) which comes to UK DVD this month.

This one however takes a somewhat different approach, focussing primarily on writer Dan O’ Bannon’s influences for the story. Examining the old horror comics, various films and literary works he drew inspiration from when drafting the script.

The film also looks at the various images from Greek mythology that influenced Ridely Scott’s look of the film and how Swiss artist HR Giger came to be involved in the set design. As well as looking at the cultural impact that Alien and it’s subsequent sequels have had since their release.

Featuring a mixture of brand new and archive interviews with the likes of co-writer Ron Shushet, Diane O’Bannon, editor Terry Rawlings, Co-producer Ivor Powell. Cast members Tom Skerrit, Veronica Cartwright along with the likes of film makers Roger Corman (who was originally approached to produce), Gary Sherman (Director Death Line) and critics Alan Jones (director of the 'FrightFest' horror festivals) Clarke Wolfe (of the 'Sending the Wolfe' podcast) and many others, along with clips and behind the scenes footage from the film.

Perhaps one that will appeal more to die-hard Alien fans than casual sci-fi fans, this is never-the-less a compelling study of the origins of the film, which shows that the look, feel and evolution of the film goes well beyond Director Ridley Scott’s involvement. 

MEMORY : THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN will be given a limited run in selected cinemas August 30th, before it’s DVD release on the 2nd September. 

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STRANGE BUT TRUE - coming to UK Digital outlets

Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood) stars alongside Nick Robinson (Jurrasic World), Greg Kinnear (TV's House of Cards) and Brian Cox (Manhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe), in the intense thriller STRANGE BUT TRUE, which comes to UK Digital outlets, September.

Laid up with a broken leg, Philip (Nick Robinson) is living with his mother Charlene (Amy Ryan - Escape Plan) in upstate New York. It’s been five years since the death of Philip’s brother Ronnie, a devastating blow that has torn the Chase family apart. When they receive a visit from Melissa (Margaret Qualley), Ronnie’s former girlfriend at the time of his death, wounds are re opened. Heavily pregnant, Melissa is under the belief that her unborn baby belongs to Ronnie.

Leaving Charlene angry and Philip incredulous, Melissa returns home to the cottage she rents from Gail (Blythe Danner - TV's WIll and Grace) and her husband Bill (Brian Cox), a former police officer who now owns the hardware store where Melissa works. When Philip suggests that Melissa’s revelation isn’t impossible, Charlene calls Richard, her ex-husband - and father to Philip and Ronnie – now living in Florida with his new wife. Could it be that Melissa is giving birth to Ronnie’s child? Stranger things have happened. But the truth is altogether more alarming…

Featuring a dysfunctional family dynamic, flourishes of dark Americana, a creeping sense of dread, and an audacious and unsettling shift in the final reels that leads to a mesmerising final sequence, Strange But True is a riveting mix of drama and thriller in the mould of 13 Reasons Why, Gone Girl and Prisoners

STRANGE BUT TRUE comes to UK DIgital Outlets 27th September 

Friday 23 August 2019

Mayhem Film Festival announces the next three titles from its 2019 programme

With its 15th edition now less than two months away, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the next three titles from its 2019 programme. 

Mayhem will host the UK Premiere of all-action, South Korean serial killer thriller "The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil". A sardonic cop reluctantly teams up with a wounded crime boss (the remarkable Ma Dong-seok of Train to Busan) to track and stop a serial killer, but their criminal rivals stand – violently - in their way. See it way ahead of the upcoming Stallone-produced US remake. 

Also in this year’s line-up is "She Never Died", a female-fronted companion piece to 2015 cult film He Never Died. Olunike Adeliyi stars as an immortal cannibal who seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer in the hunt for her next meal, when she saves a woman from dying a grisly death on a snuff web channel and proceeds to hunt down the culprits. 

Rounding off this second wave of announcements is another UK Premiere, Thai action-horror "The Pool", where a couple is trapped in an empty swimming pool with only a hungry crocodile for company. Packed with over-the-top twists and some genuinely shocking surprises, survival horror has never been so much ludicrous, logic-testing fun. 

Mayhem’s full 2019 line up will be announced in early September. Discounted Early Bird Passes are still available to purchase at £70 each. For more information, please visit

The Mayhem Film Festival takes place between 10-13 October at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.

Wednesday 21 August 2019


The Krites, those carnivorous alien furballs from Critters (1986), are back in Critters Attack, which comes to UK Disc and Digital outlets this month from Warner.

When an Alien spacecreaft crashes just outside a remote country town in the American South, the occupants, who rather resemble nasty looking furry hedgehogs, proceed to wreak havoc in the surrounding countryside. Chowing down on anything and everything they can find.

Unfortunately for teenager Drea (Tara Washington – Shaft [2019] ), she decides to take the kids she’s minding for walk in the countryside and they quickly find themselves being chased around by the carnivorous Critters.

Aided by a seemingly friendly female Critter they name Bianca, the group try to to make it to the safety of the nearby university. But help also comes from an unlikely source, as it seems someone has been waiting for the arrival of these critters and has a whole high tech arsenal ready to take them out.

Also starring Dee Wallace from the original film, in a somewhat different role. I found Critters Attack to be bloody good fun, which fans of the originals should enjoy.

The Blu-Ray comes with the following special features

Engineering Gore : Designing Critters (Featurette)
Critters : An out of this world experience (Featurette)
The Critter Ball (Featurette)
Scene Specific Commentary with Director Bobby Miller and a Critter 

The DVD release apparently contains these same features.

 CRITTERS ATTACK is released to UK BD and DVD August 26th.

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Child's Play - Chucky's Coming to Your Home!

Chucky - the classic killer doll and horror icon - gets a 21st century upgrade in this critically acclaimed, razor sharp horror-comedy. Gruesome, creepy, and with a great cast – including Mark Hamill as the voice of the Buddi doll Chucky – Child’s Play is bloody good fun and charged with electric, retro cool.

After moving to a new neighbourhood, single mom Karen (Aubrey Plaza) tries to encourage her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) to make friends by buying him a Buddi doll – the very latest in toy technology. But Andy’s doll and new best pal – which Andy names Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill) – has a glitch that allows it to think, act, and feel. But as Andy meets new kids in the neighbourhood, how long before Chucky’s possessive friendship turns into a gruesome killer doll rampage?!

For fans of old school slasher horror, Child’s Play is like a knife plunged straight into the nostalgic pleasure zones. But the all-new Child’s Play is wickedly smart too. Chucky gets an upgrade in every way possible. He’s hardwired with plenty of heart, and he’s fully smart and WiFi-ready, which takes the horror – and hilarity – into new tech-savvy territory. 

When it’s funny, it’s very funny, and when it’s gruesome, it’s very, very gruesome. There’s creepy, knife-edge tension as director Lars Klevberg cranks up the scares, and gore- hounds will go crazy for some of the most inventive and gut- churning – not to mention gut spilling – set-pieces in modern horror. 

 You won’t want to miss out on the all-new Child’s Play – it’s killer stuff!

Child's Play comes to UK Digital outlets Oct 11th and on Disc Oct 21 from Vertigo releasing.

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A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE - New Poster revealed ahead of its forthcoming FrightFest premiere

 New poster revealed for Arrow films A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE which receives its World Premiere at the Arrow Video FrightFest on the 24th August. The film’s breakout British Director Staten Cousins Roe is today shortlisted for the prestigious Screen International Genre Rising Star Award, jointly presented by FrightFest.

Arrow Films have acquired worldwide rights with a view to releasing in the UK, US and Canada early next year, selling the worldwide rights. Its World Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest in London on Saturday 24th August will be part of their Discovery One screenings which will feature a Q&A with the director.

Described as “Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise” (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is written and directed by Staten Cousins Roe (This Way Out) and produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi award-winning production company run by husband and wife team Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe. Their BAFTA long-listed short This Way Out is currently screening on HBO Europe, Sundance Channel Europe, Fandor and Amazon Prime.

Starring Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave), the film follows Lou Farnt: a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer.

A jet-black comedy thriller in the same vein as Sightseers, A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is a frenetic Thelma and Louise guaranteed to satisfy the self-help generation, and the modern human’s blood lust.

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Friday 16 August 2019


Chaos has won, and evil runs amok in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE, the most terrifying and ambitious series yet of the hit anthology horror drama series, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Series Eight takes place after a devastating nuclear war - the perfect setting for all manner of madness and malevolence.

After the nuclear apocalypse, the world’s chosen elite survive in secure Outposts created by the mysterious Cooperative. On the American West Coast, Ms. Wilhemina Venable (Sarah Paulson) and Ms. Miriam Mead (Kathy Bates) run Outpost Three with an iron fist. 

The unexpected arrival of Michael Langdon (Cody Fern), a Cooperative representative determined to save society with a secret paradise, throws their order into chaos. However underneath the surface of humanity’s salvation lies a battlefield for the final conflict between good and evil.

Also starring Billie Lourd (Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker, TV's Scream Queens) and screen legend Joan Collins (Tales from the Crypt, The Devil Within her, TV's Dynasty) , AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE is packed with extraordinary terrors and blackly comic visions of hell on Earth, including Satanic cults, cannibals roaming a nuclear wasteland, voodoo spells, and a return of the truly ghoulish Rubber Man. 

Fans of the show will gobble it up. Newcomers beware - nightmares are guaranteed! 

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE arrives on UK Blu-ray & DVD 26th August.

The new series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 premieres on FOX on the 19th September at 10pm.

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New trailer for "Memory: The Origins of Alien" - in UK cinemas 30 Aug and on UK DVD and Digital 2 Sept

Checkout the new trailer for the forthconing documentart "Memory: The Origins of Alien" from Dogwoof productions...

The iconic scenes and sequences from seminal sci-fi horror ALIEN are firmly embedded in film history and popular culture: the creepy eggs and HR Giger designed spacecraft on a long dead planet; the pivotal facehugger attaching itself to one of the crew of the Nostromo; the shocking chest-bursting sequence and much, much more…

But while we may all now know that "in space, no-one can hear you scream", how did Ridley Scott and the creative team come up with the ideas for a blockbuster that changed both the horror and sci-fi genres and truly terrified audiences around the world?

As we approach the 40th Anniversary of the game-changing film a fascinating feature documentary MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, from writer/director Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene), uncovers the origin story behind Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, which arrives in cinemas on 30 August 2019 followed by DVD and on demand on 2 September from Dogwoof.

A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of moviemaking, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, MEMORY unearths the largely untold beginnings of a movie-masterwork rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.

It reveals a veritable treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger estates, including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and most importantly Dan O’Bannon’s original 29-page script from 1971, titled MEMORY.

"Memory: The Origins of Alien" comes to UK cinemas 30th August and is released to UK  DVD and Digital outets on the 2nd September .

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Based on the children's books that spooked a generation, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is now a major motion picture. Fright-Rags honors the film's release with exclusive shirts. They also have new House apparel and newly-created Garbage Pail Kids inspired by horror classics.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark embraces the haunting illustrations from the books, and Fright-Rags transposes that imagery onto two shirts from the film. One features a photo of Harold the scarecrow, while the other is an original design with four monsters. 

Enter Fright-Rags' House collection at your own risk. Horror comes home on a tee with Big Ben from the '80s cult classic, as well as a shirt for The Horror Show (also known as House III) and an enamel pin based on the House poster, which features a severed hand with sliding action. 

Fright-Rags has created more new Garbage Pail Kids based on classic horror movies. Designed by GPK artist Brent Engstrom, the line offers shirts inspired by My Bloody Valentine, Maximum Overdrive, It, and an amalgam of slasher icons. 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, House, and Garbage Pail Kids collections are on sale now at

New release date for Arrow Video's 4K restoration of OLDBOY!

As some of you may know, Arrow ran into a few contractual issues for some extras on this release. Sadly, they weren’t able to work this out and these extras will not be included on their releases. However, in order to create the best version of OLDBOY, Arrow managed to licence LADY VENGEANCE and SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE - which will both be included on the Limited 4-discs release! 

These changes have also unfortunately impacted the release date - which will now be September 23rd. Arrow really appreciate your patience whilst they ironed this situation out and really hope that you’ll be pleased with the additions to the releases and enjoy the new restoration.

Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema, Oldboy is a brutal modern classic of the revenge genre.

Directed with immense flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), Oldboy blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino. The film went on to become an international smash hit, blowing audiences minds with its concoction of filmmaking virtuosity, ingenious plotting, violence and pathos.

Now, this masterpiece has been restored in 4K and is presented here in a four-disc set with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance (the other two films in the Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy) and a massive array of extras, including the feature-length documentary Old Days.


• Four-disc edition featuring Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance and the feature-length documentary Old Days
• Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin
• Limited edition 100-page hardbound book featuring new writing by Simon Abrams, Kat Ellinger, and archival articles
• Double-sided fold-out poster

• Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Original Korean and English soundtracks
• Music and effects track
• Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
• Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
• New audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
• Out of the Past, new video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
• Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Extensive cast and crew interviews
• “Bring My Love” music video by Starsailor, using clips of the film
• Trailers and teasers
• Image gallery

• Old Days: An Oldboy Story (110 mins), acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook's masterpiece
• Autobiography of Oldboy, a three-and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Newly translated English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan
• Screaming for Vengeance, Kim Newman on the Vengeance Trilogy and the tradition of revenge films
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes and cast and crew interviews
• Trailers
• Image gallery

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film, the original theatrical version and the fade to black and white version
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Newly translated English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook, director of photography Jung Jung-hoon and art director Joh Hwa-seong
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and actress Lee Yeong-ae
• Audio commentary by academic Richard Peña
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews and deleted scenes
• Trailers
• Image gallery

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• Two-disc edition featuring a new restoration of Oldboy, and Old Days the acclaimed making-of documentary
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
• Fully Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by Simon Abrams and archival articles
• Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Original Korean and English soundtracks
• Music and effects track
• Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
• Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
• New audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
• Out of the Past, new video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
• Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Extensive cast and crew interviews
• “Bring My Love” music video by Starsailor, using clips of the film
• Trailers and teasers
• Image gallery

• Old Days: An Oldboy Story(110 mins), acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook's masterpiece
• Autobiography of Oldboy, a three-and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy

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• Brand new restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• Standard Definition presentation
• Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo
• Original Korean and English soundtracks
• Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
• Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
• Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
• New audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
• Out of the Past, new video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Extensive cast and crew interviews
• Trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

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"Double Date" - set for Blu/ray, DVD and digital release Sept

After its much lauded theatrical release and fantastic reception on its Fright Fest premiere, and subsequent festival screenings, the bloody hilarious comedy-horror Double Date – written by and starring Screen International/FrightFest Genre Rising Star 2017 award winner Danny Morgan – is set to arrive on digital, DVD and Blu-ray from Sparky Pictures.

Self-assured, and irritatingly cocksure, one thing Alex (Michael Socha – This is England, TV's Chernobyl, Being Human) can boast about is his loyalty to his dearest friend, Jim (Danny Morgan – On The Road). As Jim’s 30th birthday approaches, Alex promises to help get his best friend laid, so he won’t reach this unwelcome milestone a virgin.

They muster up the courage to arrange a double date with sisters Kitty (Kelly Wenham - Dracula: The Dark Prince) and Lulu (Georgia Groome – Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging), but little do the boys know, their partners have other plans for the night ahead…

With appearances from the inimitable Big Narstie (The Big Narstie Show), and renowned actor and director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle, Rocketman), Double Date is fun, ferocious, and full of surprises. 

The iconic Prince Charles Cinema will be hosting a special screening of Double Date on Thursday 5 September, followed by a Q&A with the director Benjamin Barfoot, producer Matt Wilkinson, and stars Michael Socha and Danny Morgan.

Tickets are on sale now, and the film is out on digital, DVD and Blu-Ray from 9 September. If you’re looking for the love of your life, be careful… Double Date could be the kiss of death.

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The Owlman Returns in his Most Insane Prank Yet!

Fans of Hex Studios will recognise the Owlman as the feathered villain of their movies "Lord of Tears" and "The Black Gloves"

Alongside his roles in these cult horror favourites, the Owlman has made quite a name for himself in a series of viral prank videos, the latest of which features unsuspecting members of the public being lured to an old church where the owl-headed menace lies in wait. 

Among the Owlman's new batch of victims are a pizza-delivery man, a plumber, and most hilarious of all, a children's clown who arrives to find that he's the only one invited to the party...

According to Hex Studios producer Lawrie Brewster, “This was our most ambitious, and outrageous prank yet, and so far the response has been fantastic. We've built a loyal following of over 300,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel, which helps us to promote our film projects, as well as showcasing the work of other indie filmmakers, and of course, to continue the Owlman's reign of terror.”

And fear not, Lawrie assures us that no clowns were harmed during the making of this video! 

View the video below...

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Tuesday 13 August 2019

Hanna-Barbera's The Banana Splits star in all new Horror Movie

One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour is back with a blood-spattered vengeance! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you The Banana Splits Movie, an original feature-length film on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD August 27th 2019.

The Banana Splits Movie will offer a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

“Get nostalgic and horrified all at the same time while watching the trippy 60’s characters in this all-new tale about fear, power, and an oversized puppet rock-band,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. The Banana Splits Movie is a throwback to a fanatical children’s series with a horror-genre twist — and we can’t wait for the band to get back together for a new generation of fans!”

The Banana Splits Movie stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp), Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers), and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes).

The movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY. The Banana Splits Movie will make its broadcast debut on SYFY later this year.


-Banana Splits: Behind the Horror


-Banana Splits: Behind the Horror
-Terror on Set
-Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre 

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