Monday 31 August 2020

Mario Covone's feature film debut goes into OVERTIME

Mario Covone, writer of 2014’s critically acclaimed Reaper Comics horror series, VIDEO NASTY was set to release his feature film directorial debut "OVERTIME" earlier this year. Due to Covid 19, the project has been dormant, but Covone is adamant that he will release the movie before Christmas and has announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the DVD and Blu Ray discs.

"We’ve all had a rough time of it this year, but at least we’re alive… and so is "OVERTIME". We may not be able to showcase the movie on the horror festival scene as we all wanted to, but with a successful Kickstarter, people can have the DVD to watch before Christmas." – Mario Covone, Director.

The Kickstarter will launch Monday September 28th, 2020. The campaign will fund the final production of the DVD and Blu Ray’s, including special bonus features. Rewards include copies of the movie, soundtrack, movie posters painted by the legendary Graham Humphreys, and associate producer credits.

Tier rewards will offered, where the director will Zoom or Skype the backer personally and can chat about movies or comics, or I can answer your burning questions on how to create your own." – Mario Covone.

About the film - A teacher works late into the night at school, marking papers, seemingly alone. But a presence is watching him from the shadows. Stalked through the winding corridors and trapped within, a sinister secret holds the key to his survival.

No stranger to political subtext within his work, Covone’s debut movie, which he has also penned, explores the real-world issues of violence in schools, and the dangers of media scaremongering, whilst maintaining a traditional horror backdrop with twists and turns aplenty.

The creative team – The cast and creative team are all newcomers to the industry, and Covone is using this platform to expose new and raw talent to the world of horror cinema. 
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Saturday 29 August 2020

WE GOT A MONKEY'S PAW - Indie Horror/Comedy short to Premiere online

A couple of roommates get into an impawsibly hairy situation while monkeying around with the occult.

Zack and Jakki are your typical “oddcouple” roommates. Jakki (Jacqueline Jandrell) likes staying in and reading a good book now and again, while Zack (Zack Ogle) has other hobbies, like summoning demons.

Things get hairy when Zack convinces Jakki to spend the day making wishes on a Monkey’s Paw.

Soon the two find themselves doing backflips, trying to undo the cataclysmic series of events they’ve set off.

Ghostbrides, demon boxes and dead-y bears, oh my! 

This paw is definitely in the wrong hands.

Filmed by Indie director Aaron Pagniano, who also co-wrote the script with lead actor Zack Ogle, and shot over several months in their free time, this short film has played at over 35 festivals around the world, winning multiple awards, including accolades for directing, writing, editing, and for Jacqueline Jandrell’s hilarious performance. 

This zany comedy is jam-packed with clever nods to horror tropes and is a love-letter to the genre. The film is finishing up it's current festival run, and will be premiering online with Alter on September 18th.

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Trailer & Artwork for forthcoming RAVAGE

Poster artwork and trailer released for forthcoming horror/thriller RAVAGE, which hits Digital HD 5th October. Check them out below...


Harper, a young nature photographer on assignment in the woods of the Watchatoomy valley, captures a disturbing event of a man being brutally whipped and beaten in the woods. 

After reporting the incident to the local sheriff, she is quickly captured by the culprits and taken to an abandoned farm in the woods to be tortured. Due to Harper’s experience as a survivalist, she is able to escape but is on the run and has to quickly outsmart her captors. 

Ravage stars Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Cecile on the Phone), Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight) and is written and directed by Teddy Grennan.


Richard Brake stars in twisted horror THE DARE this Oct...

A twisted tale of torture and bloody revenge starring veteran horror actor Richard Brake (3 From Hell, 31, Mandy), in THE DARE, which explodes onto UK screens this Halloween.

A rare family night for Jay (Bart Edwards) takes a brutal twist when he is kidnapped, waking up chained to the wall of a squalid basement with three other prisoners. When their sadistic captor emerges, his face hidden under a gruesome skin mask, Jay soon realises their time is quickly running out. Jay must engage in a twisted battle of survival to solve the puzzle of his imprisonment, unmask their tormentor and save the lives of his family.

Pulling no punches with its shocking and bloody story of survival, THE DARE is a bold and brutal horror thriller packed with sickening twists and gory shocks. Not for the faint hearted,THE DARE will have you on the edge of your seat this Halloween

Starring Richard Brake, Richard Short (Mary Kills People), Bart Edwards (The Witcher), Alexandra Evans (Silent Witness) and Robert Maaser (1917). Directed and co-written by Giles Alderson (Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life).

The Dare is available on Digital Download 5th October and on DVD 12th October from Lionsgate UK.

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Monday 24 August 2020

Carpenter, King & Kane Hodder usher in Horror Channel’s September line-up

Carpenter, King and Kane Hodder…genre royalty ushers in Horror Channel’s September line-up of prime-time premieres, including the UK TV premiere of outlandish Brit Zom Com SHED OF THE DEAD, starring Ewen MacIntosh, Lauren Socha, Emily Booth, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman and Brian Blessed, followed by the Channel premieres of hard-core space thriller JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOSTS OF MARS, starring Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham and Pam Grier, and A GOOD MARRIAGE, a gripping psychological thriller based on the Stephen King novella. 

There are also UK TV premieres for supernatural heist thriller THE VAULT, starring James Franco, and Blumhouse frightener VISIONS, plus Channel premieres for Clive Tonge’s intensely demonic jolter MARA, starring Olga Kurylenko, creepy alien-zombie adventure NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, and the powerful supernatural angel-avenger LEGION, starring Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid.

Full film details in transmission order:

Friday 4 September @ 21:00 – SHED OF THE DEAD (2016) *UK TV Premiere 

Trevor and Graham live very ordinary lives. Except when they inhabit their alter egos, Casimir and Sir Brandt, characters from the fantasy war games they play in Graham's basement and Trevor's allotment shed. Then, they really are the heroes they imagine themselves to be. So when a neighbour's murderous activities unfortunately coincide with the zombie apocalypse, Graham and Trevor set off on a quest to save the women in their lives, and therein try to live up to the mantle of 'hero'. With starring Ewen MacIntosh, Lauren Socha, Emily Booth, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman and Brian Blessed

Saturday 5 September @ 21:00 – THE VAULT (2017) *UK TV Premiere

In order to save their brother Michael, the Dillon sisters have organised a bank robbery, but when the upstairs vault doesn’t have enough money to cover Michael’s debt, on the advice of Assistant Bank Manager Ed Maas (James Franco), they drill into the downstairs vault. The bank’s basement hides a terrible secret and before long, the Dillons have to choose whether to face the police outside or the terrible supernatural forces in the vault below.

Friday 11 September @ 21:00 – MARA (2018) *Channel Premiere

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Olga Kurylenko) is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people as they lie in slumber, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares to fall asleep again.

Saturday 12 September @ 21:00 – JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOSTS OF MARS (2001) *Channel Premiere

Mars, 2176 AD. On a Red Planet that has become the dangerous manifest destiny of an overpopulated Earth, police Lt. Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is on assignment to bring James “Desolation” Williams (Ice Cube), the planet’s most notorious criminal, to justice. What began as a battle between cop and criminal soon turns into a battle for human survival and escape from the doomed planet, as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with the “Ghosts of Mars”.

Friday 18 September @ 21:00 – NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1996) *Channel Premiere

The night of the prom becomes the "Night of the Creeps" for a small-town college with a big-time problem! Johnny (Ken Heron) and his girlfriend Pam (Alice Cadogan), the perfect co-ed couple, are enjoying Lover's Lane one evening in 1959 when suddenly Johnny's attention is diverted to an evil light. He leaves to explore it, never to return again. Twenty-seven years later, when two college boys, Chris (Jason Lively) and J.C. (Steve Marshall), pledge a tempestuous fraternity, they encounter Johnny's frozen body.

Saturday 19 September @ 21:00 – A GOOD MARRIAGE (2014) *Channel Premiere

From the legendary Stephen King comes a terrifying thriller. Celebrating 25 years of marriage, Darcy feels her life is complete with a loving husband and wonderful children. Outside their lives a serial killer hunts his victims, killing young females, whilst a suspicious stranger stalks Darcy’s family. Gradually, she realises that her husband is not who she thought and it’s not only her marriage under threat, but also her life. 

Friday 25 September @ 21:00 – VISIONS (2015) *UK TV Premiere 

Leaving her hectic city lifestyle behind, young mother-to-be Eveleigh (Isla Fisher), joins her husband David (Anson Mount) at their beautiful new vineyard home only to be plagued by terrifying noises and visions of a sinister hooded figure. No one else hears or sees these hallucinations, not even David, who grows increasingly worried about his wife’s well-being. Desperate to prove her sanity, Eveleigh hunts down locals who reveal the haunted history of the vineyard in which she now resides. But when the pieces come together, the answer is far different – and more dangerous to her and her baby – than she ever imagined.

Saturday 26 September @ 21:00 – LEGION (2010) *Channel Premiere

The Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) descends to earth to ward off God's legion of angels sent to herald the Apocalypse and destroy mankind. He travels to the remote Paradise Falls diner, an unlikely battlefield where the diner's owner (Dennis Quaid), a group of strangers and a young pregnant waitress (Adrianne Palicki) are humanity's only hope for survival.


Friday 21 August 2020

Home invasion thriller BECKY available Digitally 28th Sept

Teenager Becky takes on a gang of murderous escaped convicts, as Vertigo Releasing brings this stylish and shocking home invasion thriller to UK Digital outlets in September.

Rebellious teenager Becky and her father head for a weekend getaway at a lake house in an effort to reconnect. The trip takes a turn for the worse when her father’s new girlfriend and her son show up as well. 
But that’s the least of Becky’s problems: before long, a group of escaped convicts, led by the murderous Dominick, take the family hostage. But they haven’t reckoned on the rage and resourcefulness of Becky.

Slickly and smartly directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (the duo behind cult horror comedy Cooties), this grisly cross between Home Alone and Last House on the Left features a fantastic lead performance from from Lulu Wilson (The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects) who turns from a sulky teen into pint-sized Rambo.

Also featuring comedy A-listers Joel McHale (Community) and Kevin James (Paul Blart, Grown Ups) like you’ve never seen them before. With sterling support from Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale) and hulking former pro wrestler Robert Maillet, Becky is a trip you don’t want to miss.

Becky comes to UK Digital outlets 28th September from Vertigo.

Monday 17 August 2020

Trailer and poster art revealed for Howard J Ford's THE LOCKDOWN HAUNTINGS

Howard J Ford’s latest feature film is THE LOCKDOWN HAUNTINGS, a supernatural serial killer movie. The award-winning director behind "The Dead", "The Dead 2 India", and "Never Let Go", revealed that plans are underway to release the film, which was shot entirely in lockdown without a crew, exactly one year after the UK lockdown was called (March 16) which is the very same day the film’s story starts.
Checkout the poster art below...
Synopsis: With the streets now empty, it isn’t just nature that is taking advantage of this unprecedented global disaster. Spirits are freer than ever before and the spirit of a notorious serial killer, AKA ‘The Locksmith’, is back from the dead and he has even more potential victims. 
Can self-isolating detective George Parker (Angela Dixon) with the guidance of paranormal expert Jordan Myers (Tony Todd - Candyman), prevent more young women from becoming victims of The Lockdown Hauntings?
The film also stars Heather Peace (TV's Holby City), Jon Campling (Harry Potter), Justin Hayward (13 Graves) and a host of other established and upcoming talent.

For more info, visit the films official Facebook page.

Sunday 16 August 2020

David Lynch's ERASERHEAD - out on UK Blu-ray October

Sony Pictures are releasing Criterion Collection’s Eraserhead in October, in new 4k digital resolution along with a whole host of David Lynch approved features. 

A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. 

Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker having some time off work, when he finds out he's the father of a hideously deformed baby. 

 Now living with his unhappy, malcontent girlfriend, the child cries day and night, driving Henry and his girlfriend to near insanity.

David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. 

With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema’s darkest dreams


- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack 

- “Eraserhead” Stories, a 2001 documentary by David Lynch on the making of the film

- New high-definition restorations of six short films by Lynch: Six Figures Getting Sick (1966), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Part 1 and Part 2 (1974), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1996), all with video introductions by Lynch 

- New and archival interviews with cast and crew 

- Trailer 

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Official trailer unleashed for DEEP BLUE SEA 3 - out Aug 24

New discoveries and predators emerge in the middle of the ocean in the highly anticipated shark thriller, Deep Blue Sea 3 on DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment. Check out the trailer below...

Deep Blue Sea 3 stars Tania Raymonde (Lost, Goliath) as Emma Collins, a marine biologist who is committed to making the world a better place and Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries, Hacksaw Ridge) an ex-boyfriend who has chosen money over ethics. Other cast includes Emerson Brooks (MacGyver), Bren Foster (The Last Ship) and Japanese star, Reina Aoi as Miya, a grad student who is part of Emma’s small research team that is working on an island sinking in the Mozambique channel. 
The film is directed by John Pogue (The Quiet Ones) and written by Dirk Blackman (Outlander). Tom Keniston (Deep Blue Sea 2) serves as executive producer and is produced by Hunt Lowry (Donnie Darko) and Patty Reed (Pure Country Pure Heart) for Roserock Films.
Available on DVD and Digital HD from August 24 from Warner Home Entertainment. 

- Deep Blue Sea 3: Fight to the Death
- Sinking Sets and Sharks: Making Deep Blue Sea 3 

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