Friday 26 March 2021

Vampire Horror BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL - Coming July

Vertigo Releasing today announced the acquisition of BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, the ultimate Dracula ‘origin story’. Vertigo is planning to release the film in cinemas and on digital platforms this Summer, and will be partnering with Wildcard for the Irish theatrical release.

Just when you thought the vampire film had been drained dry, along comes an unexpected and original spin on the genre from writer/director Chris Baugh, with the follow-up to his acclaimed crime thriller debut Bad Day For The Cut

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired ‘Dracula.’

When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. 

But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates. As the night closes in The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realise…

With a fantastic cast, including Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders, Noughts + Crosses), Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Nigel O’Neill (Bad Day For The Cut), and John Lynch (The Banishing, Isolation), BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL is rich in celtic atmosphere, drenched in gore, wildly funny and splendidly scary - the very definition of a crowd pleaser.

IN THE EARTH - Trailer released for Ben Wheatley's new horror

Universal Pictures is delighted to debut the trailer for IN THE EARTH, the latest horror film from Ben Wheatley. Check it out below...

As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.

An atmospheric new horror from visionary writer-director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field In England, High-Rise, Free Fire), IN THE EARTH stars Joel Fry (Game of Thrones, Yesterday, Cruella), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, A Field In England, High-Rise), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, In Fabric), Ellora Torchia (Midsommar), Mark Monero (Wild Bill, Free Fire) and John Hollingworth (1917, Rebecca)

IN THE EARTH comes to UK Cinemas June.


THE RESORT - out April 30th

Tropical surroundings, a haunted hotel complex, and four keen explorers – THE RESORT is an exhilarating and terrifying joyride. Vibrantly shot on location, the film is an eerie dose of escapism not to be missed once it releases in the UK from 30th April.

Directed, written, and produced by Taylor Chien, THE RESORT spotlights a new voice in the horror genre, with a cast of rising stars including Bianca Haase (Hot Tub Time Machine 2), Brock O’Hurn (Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween), Michael Vlamis (Roswell, New Mexico), and Michelle Randolph (5 Years Apart). 

The quartet play four friends who head to Hawaii to investigate reports of a haunting at an abandoned resort in hopes of finding the infamous Half-Faced Girl. When they arrive, they soon learn you should be careful what you wish for. 

The film will be available on Sky Store, Virgin, iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft Store, Google Play, and Chili for digital and download.

THE RESORT will be available on Digital Download and On Demand from 30th April.

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Arrow to release "THRESHOLD" in May

Arrow Films have acquired all rights in the UK, Eire, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for THRESHOLD, an emotionally gripping possession road movie that was shot in two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road trip with a crew of three, largely improvised by the lead actors.

This is the second feature film from co-directors Powell Robinson and Patrick R. Young, and is an intelligent, engaging and beautifully shot character-led horror / drama.  It tells the story of a pair of siblings embarking on a voyage of new discovery.  

After joining a cult, Virginia (Madison West) believes herself to be possessed and somehow bonded to a complete stranger. Estranged from her family after years of drug addiction, she confides to her brother Leo (Joey Millin) who reluctantly agrees to take her on a cross-country road trip to find the man and escape the curse. But as their journey continues, there is a growing feeling that her instincts may be right, and that their ultimate destination may prove to be more shocking than either of them could ever imagine.

The film had its public World Premiere at the Salem Horror Fest in the US in October 2020 and premiered in the UK at the Soho Horror Film Festival in the UK in November 2020

THRESHOLD will be available via Arrow Player 3rd May


INTO THE LABYRINTH starring Dustin Hoffman - Coming April

Darkland Distribution have confirmed that their psychological thriller INTO THE LABYRINTH, starring Dustin Hoffman, will be available in the UK on DVD & Digital Download this April.

A kidnapped girl is found 15 years after her abduction, after being imprisoned and hospitalised. 

A celebrated psychiatrist is trying to deal with her trauma and a retired detective who only has hours to live is ready to put it all on the line to find a vicious killer. 

Will he be able to succeed? And who is the real villain?

View the trailer on YouTube.

INTO THE LABYRINTH will be available on DVD & Digital Download from 19th April 

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Horror Channel presents two Classic monstrous movie marathons for the Easter Weekend

Horror Channel presents CLASSIC MARATHON WEEKEND - two monstrous movie marathons for the Easter Weekend, kicking off at 1pm on Saturday 3rd April with CLASSIC HORROR DAY, featuring some of the most iconic monster movies of all-time, including: Ted Browning and Karl Freund’s DRACULA, starring Bela Lugosi as the infamously seductive Count, James Whale’s genre-defining FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff, Karl Freund’s mesmerising THE MUMMY, with Boris Karloff further establishing himself as one of the great horror stars in film history, THE WOLF MAN, with Lon Chaney, Jr. as the original werewolf and the pulp horror classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.

Horror Channel continues its celebration of genre classics with CLASSIC SCI-FI DAY, featuring mutant octopus-rampaging IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, Fred F. Sears’ saucer-invading caper EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS, Jack Arnold’s thought-provoking classic THE INCREDIBLE SHINKING MAN, Nathan Juran’s Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH and Joseph M. Newman’s enthralling visual feast, THIS ISLAND EARTH.

Full film details in transmission order:


Sat 3 April @ 13:00 – DRACULA (1931)

This horror classic stands as the most famous and celebrated film version of the popular vampire story. Bela Lugosi delivers a star-making performance as the titular villain – his erudite, refined Dracula is at once alluring and terrifying. While director Tod Browning an effectively and haunting atmosphere. Also stars Edward Van Sloan as Dracula’s arch enemy, vampire-hunter Van Helsing

Sat 3 April @ 14:05 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

Considered by many to be the greatest horror film of all time, director James Whale’s masterpiece tells the story of a maniacal scientist whose obsession with creating a living being from dead body parts leads to a tragic and shocking end. Adapted from the gothic
novel by Mary Shelley, the film made Karloff a star and ushered in a new era of horror. It’s been selected by many critics as one of the top hundred films of all time.

Sat 3 April @ 16:00 – THE MUMMY (1932)

Boris Karloff solidifies his status as one of the greatest horror stars in film history with his terrifying yet surprisingly poignant performance as high priest as Imhotep, a 3,700 year old mummy who wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field expedition that disturbed his tomb. Featuring ground-breaking innovations in make-up that are used to chilling effects, the film earns its place in the canon of classic horror cinema.

Sat 3 April @ 17:30 – THE WOLF MAN (1941)

Lon Chaney, Jr. is the original Wolf Man, forever cursed to roam the countryside as a werewolf. The atmospheric direction and moody soundtrack make "The Wolf Man" as frightening today as it was when it was released. This chilling film introduces another iconic character into the pantheon of classic horror film monsters and villains.

Sat 3 April @ 19:00 – CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)

American scientists get more than they bargained for on an amazon expedition when a dark tributary turns up a prehistoric man with gills. The half man/half amphibian breaks free after being captured, stealing away the only woman on the crew. This well-crafted creature feature introduces us to one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time.


Sunday 4 April @ 13:00 – IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955)

While on a routine mission, Cmdr. Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) runs into trouble when his submarine is nearly sunk by an unknown creature, which is identified as a giant octopus from the nether reaches of Mindanao Deep. The beast has been awakened by nearby nuclear testing and now, radioactive and monstrously huge, the rampaging leviathan is heading toward the North American Pacific Coast.

Sunday 4 April @ 14:30 - THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)

When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham is chosen to take part in a top-secret research experiment, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and Dr. Adams make their escape, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction. Will interstellar negotiation save the day or will the scientists be forced to take part in a treacherous battle to the death?

Sunday 4 April @ 16:10 – EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956)

UFOs from a doomed star system invade Earth with plans of world conquest. Surrender is not an option so the human race must fight to the bitter end. Special effects are by Ray Harryhausen.

Sunday 4 April @ 17:50 – THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise (Randy Stuart). He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Sunday 4 April @ 19:25 – 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)

A manned space flight from Venus crash lands in the Mediterranean, losing its most precious cargo: reptilian eggs from the planet's surface. Italian zoologist (Frank Puglia), his American granddaughter, Marisa (Joan Taylor), and returned astronaut Calder (William Hopper) must battle to the creature before it destroys everything in its path.




SLAXX - out now on Shudder

The Horror Collective's first production, SLAXX, is now available on Shudder  Checkout the trailer below...

From the producers of TURBO KID comes a new type of killer. A possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store Slaxx proceeds to wreak carnage on staff locked in overnight to set up the new collection.

 SLAXX, is now available on Shudder


Monday 22 March 2021

MEATBALL MACHINE, Coming to special edition Blu-Ray

Terracotta Distribution is excited to announce the release of cult hit MEATBALL MACHINE on special limited edition Blu-Ray from 12th April.

Part tragic love story, part body horror, Meatball Machine is an extreme steampunk gorefest that has stood the test of time since its first release. It has since spawned a sequel Meatball Machine: Kodoku.

The new Blu-Ray, which will be limited to 2,000 copies, will have a collectors cover featuring specially commissioned artwork. It will also contain an all-new and exclusive interview with the films Director as well as behind the scenes content.

Aliens are invading the Earth and inserting themselves into humans, turning them into slave cyborgs, hosts for the parasitic alien life forms.

When Sachiko is infected and transformed, it’s up to her lover Yoji, who himself is already half-infected, to save her with his new-found mutated state and deadly weapons growing out from his body.

Joey Leung, Terracotta Distribution owner, is excited to share the new Blu-Ray with Meatball Machine fans, saying: "We put a lot of love into this release, as we love Japanese-splatter films, commissioning the new artwork and have subtitled a previously un-subbed directors commentary too. It's a release that fans would love for their blu ray collection.

MEATBALL MACHINE will be available on special edition Blu-Ray from 12th April

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Classic cult shocker BATTLE ROYALE comes to UHD April...

The kids of Third Year Class-B Shiroiwa Junior High School are back, in a brand new UHD restoration of the classic cult shocker BATTLE ROYALE, adapted from the controversial novel by Koushun Takami.

Presenting an alternate dystopian vision of turn-of-the-millennium Japan, Battle Royale follows the 42 junior high school students selected to take part in the government’s annual Battle Royale programme, established as an extreme method of addressing concerns about juvenile delinquency. Dispatched to a remote island, they are each given individual weapons (ranging from Uzis and machetes to pan lids and binoculars), food and water, and the order to go out and kill one other. Every player is fitted with an explosive collar around their neck, imposing a strict three-day time limit on the deadly games in which there can only be one survivor. Overseeing the carnage is ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Hana-bi, Zatoichi) as the teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges.

Playing like a turbo-charged hybrid of Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Game, the final completed work by veteran yakuza film director Kinji Fukasaku (Battles without Honor and Humanity, Graveyard of Honor) helped launch a new wave of appreciation for Asian cinema in the 21st century. Also included in the set is the incendiary sequel Battle Royale II, the directing debut of Kenta Fukasaku (after his father passed away during production), in which a new class of delinquents are recruited by the government to hunt down the survivor of the deadly games of the first film.

Special Features:


• Brand new 4K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version and Special Edition Director’s Cut of Battle Royale from the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by Kenta Fukasaku
• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of both versions of Battle Royale in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Battle Royale II: Requiem theatrical cut and the Battle Royale II: Revenge extended cut
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio
• Optional English subtitles
• Original soundtrack CD for Battle Royale [Limited Edition Exclusive]
• Kinji Fukasaku: Man of Rage, an exclusive 120-page monograph on the director by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes [Limited Edition Exclusive]
• Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new essays by Matt Alt and Anne Billson and archival articles
• Exclusive Battle Royale collectors’ Trump Card set [Limited Edition Exclusive]
• Reversible poster with new artwork [Limited Edition Exclusive]


• Brand new audio commentary by critics Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
• Coming of Age: Battle Royale at 20, an exclusive new 42-minute documentary about the legacy of Battle Royale
• Bloody Education: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale, a brand new exclusive interview with the film’s producer and screenwriter
• The Making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students, documentary featuring footage from the shooting of the film and cast and crew discussions
• The Slaughter of 42 High School Students, a look behind the scenes of the shoot
• Behind the scenes footage with comments from the cast and crew
• Filming on Set, a look at the shooting of key scenes from the film
• Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic, archive footage of Masamichi Amano conducting the soundtrack rehearsal


• Shooting the Special Edition, on-location featurette with footage of the cast and crew reuniting for the shoot of the Special Edition
• Royale Rehearsals, featurette on Kinji Fukasaku directing the film’s young cast
• Masamichi Amano Conducts Battle Royale, archive featurette
• Takeshi Kitano Interview, filmed on location with the Japanese star
• The Correct Way to Fight in Battle Royale, instructional video explaining the rules of the game
• The Correct Way to Make Battle Royale: Birthday Version, a new version of the original instructional video made to celebrate Kinji Fukasaku’s birthday
• Premiere Press Conference, preceding the film’s first public screening
• Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation, with footage from the gala screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival
• Opening Day at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre, archive footage of the Japanese opening
• Special Effects Comparison showing how the film’s violent killings were created
• Original Trailers and TV spots
• Kinji Fukasaku trailer reel, a collection of original trailers for Fukasaku’s classic yakuza films from the 70s
• Image Gallery


• Bloody Graduation: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale II, an exclusive brand new interview with the director and screenwriter of Battle Royale II
• Behind the Scenes of Battle Royale II, on-location featurette during the film’s shoot
• Rehearsals footage of the auditions and pre-production rehearsals
• War and Struggle, featurette of the cast discussing their thoughts on war
• Alternate Piano Scene
• The Recording of the Music Score, archive footage of Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
• Opening Gala with The Orchestra, featuring a public introduction by the director and main cast
• Battle Royale II Premiere, a featurette on the film’s first screening at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre
• Trailers and TV spots
• Image gallery


• A Tribute to Kinji Fukasaku, featuring scenes of Kinji Fukasaku on the location of Battle Royale II
• Kinji Fukasaku’s 73rd Birthday: A Speech by Kenta Fukasaku, paying public tribute to his father


• CD featuring the complete score to Battle Royale by Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

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Psychological horror EVIE enters post-production

Brit indie feature film EVIE, starring Holli Dempsey (Derek, After Life), Michael Smiley (Luther, Kill List) and Jay Taylor (Donkey Punch, Manhunt), has just wrapped a four week shoot on locations in Yorkshire and the Llyn Peninsula, Wales.

Directed by Dominic Brunt (Before Dawn, Bait,) and Jamie Lundy (marking his feature film debut). the brooding psychological horror thriller centres on Evie (Dempsey), who has been burdened with a dark secret for most of her life. 

Witness to a family tragedy when they were younger and ripped from an idyllic life by the sea, both Evie and her older brother Tony (Taylor) were put into care. Twenty years later they are reunited, but something terrible from their past follows…

The film also stars Honey Lundy, Liam McMahon, Joanne Mitchell and Danny-Lee Brunt.

Dominic Brunt said today: “I was drawn to the allegorical aspects of the story and the stunning locations of Yorkshire and the Llyn Peninsula. I’d known Jamie Lundy as a brilliant stills photographer and knew that his skills would be borne out as a director and I very much enjoyed the experience of co-directing with such an exceptional talent. It was also a fantastic opportunity to work with my producer wife Joanne Mitchell again. For myself, I wanted to expand on my fascination for natural storytelling and placing horror within an everyday context. Evie is very much a psychological thriller with a wicked horror twist in its tale.”

Jamie Lundy added: “For most filmmakers, I’m sure it’s safe to say that most will never forget shooting their first feature film, for both the good reasons and the bad. For me, Evie was not only my debut film, but an emotional experience I will never forget. Producing a film in normal circumstances is of course very difficult but producing it in a global pandemic was tougher than we expected. I can only give credit to our amazing producer and the crew who started and finished the production with no Covid cases. Evie is something very special and celebrates great British landscapes, great British acting and great British filmmaking.”

EVIE is a Paper Clip Pictures & Mitchell-Brunt Films Production, produced by Joanne Mitchell and exec-produced by Jamie Lundy. Written and directed by Jamie Lundy and Dominic Brunt. Associate Producer is Julie Foy and DOP is Edward Ames. Prosthetic make-up is by Shaune Harrison.

Checkout the film's official Twitter page



Friday 19 March 2021

DISCOVERY OF WITCHES - Series Two coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital

Dazzler Media proudly presents the unmissable Sky original, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES : SERIES 2, available to own on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 12th April.

The brand new second series sees Diana and Matthew hiding in time, now in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. Here they must find a powerful witch to help Diana master her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. In the present day, however, their enemies have not forgotten them.

Based on Shadow of the Night, the second book in author Deborah Harkness’ best-selling All Souls trilogy, A Discover of Witches is back for an unmissable, fantasy-filled and thrilling new season. 

Series Two of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES is released to UK Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 12th April

Also available as part of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES: SERIES 1&2 Boxset on Blu-ray & DVD from 12th April

View the Trailer on YouTube.

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10 Question with Jayne Wisener - star of THE HEIRESS

As supernatural horror film THE HEIRESS goes on digital release this month, lead actress Jayne Wiseman talks about her love of singing, coping with lockdown and her new period drama, Glow & Darkness.

Q) You star in a new British supernatural horror film, THE HEIRESS. Tell us how you got the part and what is was about the script that appealed to you.

I worked with David Wayman a few years ago and he mentioned me to Chris when they were discussing the project. Chris reached out me and we had a great chat about the project. I was really excited about the concept. I love supernatural horror in general and this was something I’d not quite seen before. 

Q) What did you find most demanding about playing Anna?

I found the role came quite naturally to me. Weirdly I was even five weeks pregnant when we started filming! I have a sister too so I understand the dynamics of a close female bond. The hardest thing was probably trying to change my accent to sound as much like Candis as possible! 

Q)You’ve worked in the horror genre before. Tell us about your part in Boogeyman 3.

That was a very small role right at the end of the movie. But it was fun to be a part of!

Q) Your first movie role was playing Johanna Barker in Tim Burton’s Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Quite a career entry! Looking back, how do you reflect about the whole experience?

The entire experience was phenomenal. Everything completely incredible and I’m so grateful. I was very young though and spent a lot of time feeling very overwhelmed and insecure. I wish I had lived in the moment and allowed myself to enjoy it more than I did! 

Q) You enjoyed a three-year stint in the popular BBC Northern Ireland drama series 6 Degrees. What were the highlights for you?

Oh I adored doing that show. I got to live and work in Belfast with an incredible cast and crew who became such great friends. 

Q)You were born in Ballymoney and grew up in Coleraine. Have your Northern Irish roots continued to be important to you in terms of your career choices?

I have always jumped at every opportunity to work in Northern Ireland. I just love home. So much so that I actually moved back this year! 

Q) You’ve said you’re really proud of playing Lauren, the feisty schoolgirl in The Inbetweeners. Tell us more.

I was a fan of the show when it originally aired. It has since become a huge cult comedy with a massive following worldwide. Over ten years later, it continues to appeal to new generations of young people. I am so proud to have been a part of it. 

Q) You’re also a singer and have appeared in many successful musicals, such as Northern Ireland Opera’s co-production of Kiss Me, Kate. How do you plan to carry on with that part of your career?

I love singing and I really miss it when I don’t do it. Hopefully, I will have more opportunities to sing in the future. The pandemic has completely destroyed live theatre which devastates me. As soon as I’m asked to sing on a stage again I’ll savour every second. 

Q) How have you coped with lockdown?

I’ve been kept fairly busy during lockdown as I have a 2 year old son. I did struggle massively with my mental health last year during the initial lockdown to be honest. However, on the whole I have been very lucky. I live at home now so I’m able to bubble with family. But I do miss a lot of people terribly.

Q) Finally, what’s next for you?

I recently finished filming a nice role, playing Beatrice of Burgundy, in the upcoming medieval TV drama series ‘Glow & Darkness’ about the life of Francis of Assisi.  I’m looking forward to that being aired. Aside from that, I’m continuing with self tapes and hoping that the entertainment industry returns to some version of normal in the near future! 

THE HEIRESS is out now and available to download from all major platforms including iTunes, Amazon & SKY Box Office.


Sunday 14 March 2021

British thriller THE DARKNESS - coming to Digital May

Brand new British horror The Darkness, from director Tharun Mohan (Baby, Purgatory State of Mind) is set to chill you to the bone. This darkly gripping thriller follows a young couple whose escape to Ireland becomes a deadly dance with demons, death and deception and makes its UK premiere on Digital this May from Reel2Reel Films.

Spanning one hundred years, and filled with mythology and folklore we start in the present day where writer Lisa (Amelia Eve – The Haunting Of Bly Manor, Enterprice) and entrepreneur David (Cyril Blake – The Waiting Game, ZList) are desperate for a brief escape from their hectic London lives. 

They take up residence in an old remote home in Ballyvadlea, Ireland, where Lisa has plans to start writing her new book and David has a business plan to work on…but the house has other ideas.

When strange things start to occur Lisa uses her investigative skills and discovers a memoir of a woman called Niav (Katherine Hartshorne – Happiest Day, Chaos In The Spectrum) and delves deep into the past. But unlocking long closed doors has awoken a dormant evil spirit…and now the nightmare begins.

As the couple find themselves embroiled in a century long mystery of possessions, changelings and witchcraft, their only hope of help comes in the form of a strange priest named George. Can they escape the demonic entity and the dark past deep in the walls of this terror filled domain?

The Darkness is a must-see haunting creep-filled chiller, released on Digital Monday 3rd May.


Saturday 13 March 2021

THE NIGHT - Official Artwork & Trailer

You’ll be praying for check out time this April, as Vertigo Releasing announces the arrival of the fright-packed chiller THE NIGHT, on Digital this April.

Checkout the poster below...

After a night out with friends, an exhausted married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini), Neda (Niousha Noor) and their baby take shelter in the grand, but eerie Hotel Normandie. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their night’s rest as Babak and Neda soon realize they’re locked-in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they’ve kept from one another.

Filmed in an LA hotel actually alleged to be haunted, which makes The Shining’s Overlook seem positively welcoming; THE NIGHT is an outstanding debut feature from writer/director Kourosh Ahari, featuring fantastic lead performances from Shahab Hosseini (A Separation), and Niousha Noor (Here and Now), with an ending M. Night Shyamalan would kill for.  

View the trailer below..

If you were glued to Netflix’s The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, be sure to make your reservations now for a night with THE NIGHT. You’ll jump right out of your complimentary bathrobe and never want to spend a night away from home again.

THE NIGHT is released to Digital outlets from 2nd April by Vertigo Releasing.

Poster and trailer revealed for new Canadian thriller THE OAK ROOM

From the distributor that brought you Sator & Disappearance at Clifton Hill, Lightbulb Film Distribution is delighted to share the poster and trailer for a new claustrophobic thriller, THE OAK ROOM, which is coming to Digital Download from April 26.

View the poster below...

During a raging snowstorm, a drifter (RJ Mitte) offers to settle a debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story. The night's events quickly spiral into a dark tale of deceit, mistaken identity and shocking violence.

Following its world premiere at Fantasia, the UK premiere took place at Grimmfest in October.

THE OAK ROOM is a sinister thriller from Black Fawn Films (the team behind I’ll Take Your Dead and Vicious Fun). Directed by Cody Calahan (Let Her Out) the film stars RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Peter Outerbridge (V-Wars) and Ari Millen (Orphan Black).

View the trailer below...


THE OAK ROOM will be released on digital download from April 26 in the UK, from April 27 in Canada (Black Fawn Distribution) and from April 28 (also Lightbulb Film Distribution) in Australia and New Zealand.


Horror Comedy I BLAME SOCIETY coming to Digital Download

A budding filmmaker takes her desire to make a new film to murderous extremes in razor-sharp and shocking meta-comedy I BLAME SOCIETY.  

When a struggling filmmaker, played by writer-director Gillian Wallace Horvat, senses her peers are losing faith in her ability to succeed, she decides to prove herself with a new creative project – dispatching of her best friend’s odious girlfriend on film. But once that line is crossed, why stop with just one murder when modern society and the LA film world offer up so many candidates deserving of death?
Described as The Blair Witch Project meets American Psycho, I BLAME SOCIETY is an acclaimed black comedy which charts the increasingly blurred boundaries between art, authenticity and full-blown madness with outrageous results.
Directed by and starring Gillian Wallace Horvat (Kiss Kiss Fingerbang) and from the producing team behind genre hit Come To Daddy, I BLAME SOCIETY stars Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End, Beyond the Gates), Keith Poulson (PVT Chat) and Jennifer Kim (She Dies Tomorrow) and was an official selection at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020.
Blue Finch Film Releasing presents I BLAME SOCIETY on Digital Download 19 April  

French horror RAW gets Limited Edition Blu-ray Release from Second Sight

Get ready to tuck into a meaty treat with RAW, the deliciously dark tale of a strict vegetarian who discovers a taste for human flesh after heading to a veterinary college where brutal initiation ceremonies are the norm. Second Sight has cooked up a special Limited Edition Blu-ray of this horror hit due to be dished up on 26th April.

Julia Ducournau’s shocking feature film debut was acclaimed by critics after a barnstorming debut at Toronto International Film Festival, where paramedics had to be called after audience members fainted at the film’s premiere. Now, after wowing audiences on its initial release, Second Sight has pulled the Raw ingredientstogether for a lip-smacking Limited Edition release packed full of extras and served up in a sumptuous rigid slipcase with a booklet containing essays and interviews and three collector’s art cards.

Shy student Justine (Garance Marillier, due to make her English language debut in sci-fi thriller Warning alongside Alice Eve), heads to a veterinary school and is subjected a tough series of hazing rituals from fellow students. And it’s even tougher for vegetarian Justine as she is covered in blood and forced to eat raw meat. But after tasting the flesh, Justine finds herself craving even more meat – and it doesn’t matter if it’s animal or human as her uncontrollable desires lead to a horrific outcome.

Second Sight has produced a sumptuous buffet for your delectation, with new features on the menu including interviews with star Garance Marilier and producer Jean des Forets, a new commentary from critic Alexandra West, as well as interviews and commentaries from Julia Ducournau and plenty more, this is a dish that tastes as good as it looks.

Sink your teeth into Raw, a delectable, meaty treat.

• The Girl Can’t Help It: a new interview with Actor Garance Marillier
• Making Ends Meat: a new interview with Producer Jean des Forets
• New audio commentary by film critic Alexandra West
• Audio Commentary with Julia Ducournau and film critic Emma Westwood
• In the Name of Raw: an interview with Director Julia Ducournau
• A Family Affair: a new video essay by film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Raw À Votre Goût –featurette with Julia Ducournau & film critic Emma Westwood
• Quick Bites with Julia Ducournau and film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Genre Matters Panel Discussion
• Australian Premiere Introduction
• Australian Premiere Q&A with Julia Ducournau and Kier-La Janisse
• Alternative opening, deleted scenes, trailers

• Rigid slipcase
• Perfect-bound booklet with new essays by Hannah Woodhead and Emma Westwood plus interview with Julia Ducournau by Lou
• Three collectors’ art cards

Second Sight has cooked up a special 

RAW Limited Edition comes to UK Blu-ray on 26th April from Second Sight. 

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German haunted house horror HAUSEN comes to Sky Atlantic

Coming to Sky Atlantic and Now TV this month, the German drama/horror mystery series HAUSEN.

After the death of his mother, 16-year-old Juri and his father Jaschek move into a run-down housing complex on the outskirts of the city. While Jaschek tries to establish a new existence for himself and his son as caretaker of the building, Juri gradually discovers that the house has a vicious life of its own and feeds on the suffering of its inhabitants. 

In order to fight it, Juri has to persuade the partly hostile, partly apathetic block population to cooperate - and to rebel against his father, who has already fallen deep under the building's corrosive spell... The main cast are Charly Hübner (Jaschek), Tristan Göbel (Juri), Lilith Stangenberg (Cleo), Daniel Sträßer (Scherbe), Alexander Scheer (Kater), and the series is written and directed by Thomas Stuber.

View the trailer below...

HAUSEN comes to Sky Atlantic and Now TV 26 March.


Tuesday 9 March 2021

SENSATION - coming to Digital Download April

GROFilm Production is excited to announce that their latest release, mystery thriller SENSATION, will be available on digital download from April.
The film follows Andrew (Eugene Simon), who, while on a quest to uncover hidden truths about his family history, provides a top-secret agency with his DNA in order to uncover his ancestry.

Andrew soon discovers that his DNA is far from ordinary. He has superhuman powers that he traces back to his grandparents and their involvement in a top-secret government program. On entering the program he finds he's not alone, joining him are other individuals with superhuman skills. 

Andrew learns that soon he'll be able to receive information based on his senses and control the senses of others. As the secret training unfolds, Andrew spirals into turmoil as he loses control of his agency and begins to question his reality.

SENSATION is the second film from Director Martin Grof, following his award-winning hit Excursion. Boasting an exciting cast, the film stars Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones, Genius) &  Emily Wyatt (Hurricane, Rise of the Footsoldier: The Heist)

SENSATION, will be available on digital download from 16th April.

Check out the trailer on YouTube.

Face Your Childhood Fears with THE NURTURING

Face your childhood fears with THE NURTURING. The 7-minute short horror film is streaming for free on YouTube.

After an injury lands Daniel back in his childhood bedroom under the care of his mother, his adolescent fear returns to haunt him.

THE NURTURING stars Anthony Gaudette, Marty Smith, and Hannah Fierman (V/H/S). It's directed by Alex DiVincenzo, who co-wrote the script with Michael Perkins.

Check it out below...

Lockbridge Productions' previous work includes The Horrors of AutoCorrect (distributed by Eli Roth's Crypt TV), 48 Hour Film Project winner Root of All Evil, and Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award nominee Be Us.



SHORTCUT - coming to DVD & Digital March

New horror SHORTCUT will be coming to DVD and Digital this March.

A group of five British teenagers are taking their usual school bus home when an unexpected detour turns their night into a nightmare. But this isn’t your average night, as a rare lunar eclipse is on the cards, as Nolan (Jack Kane) and his classmates; Bess (Sophie Jane Oliver), Karl (Zander Emlano), Queenie (Molly Dew) and Reggie (Zak Sutcliffe) soon discover.

Checkout the trailer below...

SHORTCUT will be available on DVD and Digital Download from 29th March!

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Weird Wisconsin: The Bill Rebane Collection - coming from Arrow

Alien Invasions! Haunted Pianos! Sentient Monster Trucks! Arrow Video is proud to present the first ever collection of works by Bill Rebane, the epitome of an independent regional filmmaker who built his own studio in the wilds of Wisconsin. He acted for Hitchcock, he searched for the arms of the Venus De Milo, he turned a VW Beetle into a giant spider and he’s still at work today!
Bringing together six films, all new to Blu-ray and in brand new restorations, Weird Wisconsin: The Bill Rebane Collection packs in a mutant astronaut bothering blissful sunbathers (Monster A Go-Go), a contagion apocalypse as seen from the vantage point of a remote mountain cabin (Invasion from Inner Earth), deadly alien spores from the rocks of Mars (The Alpha Incident), rural gothic and outright horror (The Demons of Ludlow), an eccentric ‘body count’ movie (The Game) and a comedy smash-‘em up that pits three hillbilly stooges against a talking Monster Truck with artificial intelligence (Twister’s Revenge).

Loaded with new interviews and extras, this is an essential collection of features from one of America’s most tenacious outsider auteurs!


MONSTER A GO-GO! American astronaut Frank Douglas returns to earth as a ten-foot-tall radioactive humanoid monster! Independent filmmaker Bill Rebane’s first attempt at a feature film began life as Terror At Halfday but was abandoned when funds ran dry. It was then bought by legendary exploitation pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis who shot extra footage, added a voice over and released it to drive-ins as MONSTER A GO-GO! Rebane himself called it “the worst film ever made”, but it’ll still give you the wim-wams!

INVASION FROM INNER EARTH In the Canadian wilderness a group of pilots listen to reports of planes crashing, cars stalling and a deadly plague gripping the planet. As it becomes clear that the Earth is amidst an invasion, they barricade themselves in a cabin in the woods and wait for impending doom.

• Straight Shooter Part 1 and Part 2, two newly filmed interviews about the making of Monster A Go-Go and Invasion from Inner Earth with director Bill Rebane
• Brand new interview with historian and critic Kim Newman about the films of Bill Rebane.
• Twist Craze, and Dance Craze, two early short films by Bill Rebane
• Kidnap Extortion (1973), a newly restored industrial short directed by Bill Rebane
• Stills and Promotional Gallery


THE ALPHA INCIDENT A space probe returns from Mars carrying a deadly organism that could destroy all life on Earth! While being transported across country by train the micro-organism is accidentally released, resulting in the quarantine of an entire train station. Those trapped inside must wait for the government to find a cure while trying not to sleep, because that’s when the
organism strikes!

THE DEMONS OF LUDLOW The population of a small, quiet town prepares to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of its founding, but the town of Ludlow has a very dark past and when a piano arrives at auction, the ghosts its past return to seek retribution. 

• Straight Shooter Part 3 and Part 4, two newly filmed interviews about the making of The Alpha Incident and The Demons of Ludlow with director Bill Rebane
• Rebane’s Key Largo, a brand new visual essay by historian and critic Richard Harland Smith
• The Alpha Incident original trailer
• The Demons of Ludlow original trailer
• Stills and Promotional Gallery


THE GAME (aka THE COLD) Three bored millionaires gather nine people at an old mansion to play “The Game” … if they can meet and conquer their fears and they’ll receive a million dollars in cash. But all is not as it seems!

TWISTER’S REVENGE An action-comedy-smash-‘em-up in which three bumbling criminals repeatedly attempt to steal the artificial intelligence control system of Mr. Twister, a talking Monster Truck.

• Two presentations of The Game (aka The Cold) in 1.85 and 1.33 aspect ratio
• Straight Shooter Part 5 and Part 6, two newly filmed interviews about the making of The Game and Twister’s Revenge with director Bill Rebane
• Discovering Bill Rebane, brand new presentation by historian & critic Stephen R. Bissette about his personal connections with the films of Bill Rebane and their importance to regional film making in America
• The Game original trailer
• Twister’s Revenge original trailer
• Stills and Promotional Gallery


• Who is Bill Rebane? Exclusive new feature length documentary by historian and critic David Cairns on the life and work of the Wisconsin auteur, featuring historians, critics, filmmakers, plus cast and crew members who worked with Bill Rebane.
• King of the Wild Frontier a new almost two-hour impassioned conversation with historian and critic Stephen R. Bissette about the films of Bill Rebane
• Invasion from Inner Earth outtakes from the shoot
• The Alpha Incident outtakes from the shoot
• The Demons of Ludlow outtakes from the shoot
• The Giant Spider Invasion original trailer
• Gallery of Behind the Scenes stills
• Stills and Promotional Galleries for the rest of Rebane’s filmography

• Six Bill Rebane films, all newly restored from the best surviving film elements: Monster A Go-Go (1965), Invasion from Inner Earth (1974), The Alpha Incident (1978), The Demons Of Ludlow (1983), The Game (1984), Twister’s Revenge (1988)
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations on 4 Blu-ray discs
• Original uncompressed mono audio for all films
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Straight Shooter, a multi-part interview with director Bill Rebane about the making and release of each film in the set
• Who is Bill Rebane? A definitive brand new feature length documentary by historian and critic David Cairns, featuring contributions from filmmakers, fans, historians, critics, and the cast and crew who worked with Bill Rebane [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
• Fully illustrated 60-page collector’s booklet featuring extensive new writing by historian and critic Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of Exploitation Independents [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
• Reversible poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
• Reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork for each of the films by The Twins of Evil

Extras subject to change

Weird Wisconsin: The Bill Rebane Collection is released May 24th from Arrow Video.

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THE POWER - Releasing on 8 April on SHUDDER

SHUDDER, the premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, is thrilled to announce that BAFTA nominated Corinna Faith’s Directorial debut, the electrifying 70s-set British supernatural thriller THE POWER will be released exclusively on SHUDDER from 8 April.

London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (British actress Rose Williams) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. 

With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

Featuring a breakthrough central performance from Rose Williams and a pulsing, modern soundtrack by acclaimed electronica artist Gazelle Twin and composer Max de Wardener, THE POWER channels a rich history of British chillers whilst making a new and surprising statement all its own .

Summoning the spirit of classic ghost stories such as Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black and the intense psychological atmosphere of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, THE POWER arrives to take its place as the next great British independent horror film. 

THE POWER is exclusively released on SHUDDER on 8 April 2021




Wednesday 3 March 2021

Horror TV series THE TERROR - on Disc and Digital

EXEC-PRODUCED BY Ridley Scott, horror-period-drama THE TERROR features a fantastic line-up of British acting greats including BAFTA winner Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown) and Golden Globe nominee Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Game of Thrones), as the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition in 1847 that ventures deep into the Arctic.

Following its run on BBC Two, this gripping thriller with a horror edge is set for its Blu-ray, DVD and digital debut on 26 April 2021 from Acorn Media International. Based on Dan Simmons’ best-selling novel, the 10-part series has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%, and has been lauded as ‘A fascinating step forward for the survival-horror genre…genius’ (The Atlantic).

1847, the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition led by three captains, Sir John Franklin (Ciaran Hinds – Game of Thrones, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Francis Crozier (Harris) and James Fitzjames (Menzies), is sent to find the Arctic's fabled treacherous Northwest Passage, but instead discovers a monstrous polar bear-like predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival.

However, it soon becomes clear that that's just the beginning of their troubles. As things worsen and civilised behaviour disintegrates in favour of survival at any cost, the crew must simultaneously battle the elements, the supernatural and eventually – themselves. The captains make contact with a mute Inuit woman, Lady Silence (Nive Nielsen – The New World, Togo), who lives as an outcast from her tribe but still follows their old religion…can they trust her to help them, or will she only add to The Terror? 

Special features include:
• Ridley Scott on The Terror
• A Look at the Characters
• The Boat and Visual Effects
Plus additional feature on the Blu-ray edition:
• Behind the Scenes Featurettes – Inside the Episodes 

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Cine-Excess hosts DISTINCTIVE VISIONS online event March 12/13/14

DISTINCTIVE VISIONS: A Cine-Excess Event is a three-day online festival running from 12-14 March and will showcase work from some of the most visionary new voices in cinema. It includes a special screening of THE STYLIST, which headlines our Saturday schedule at 8pm courtesy of Arrow Films. To accompany the screening, there will be a new Q&A with Director Jill Gevargizian conducted by Paul McEvoy of FrightFest.

The contemporary horror filmmaking duo The Soska Sisters (RABID and AMERICAN MARY) will host a selection of other Director Q&A videos. They stated: “We are so excited to talk with these visionary auteur filmmakers about their art. Their work is revolutionary and in these ever evolving times it’s important to have these powerful voices leading us into the future of cinema. Cine-Excess has been brilliant finding diverse, unique talent and bringing them to eager audiences. We are honored to be part of bringing these incredible artists to even greater audiences. This is going to be a stellar weekend not to be missed.”


There will also be a 1001 Women in Horror discussion session in which leading film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas will discuss her new volume 1000 WOMEN IN HORROR: 1895-2018, as well as wider issues of diversity in cinema with Natasha Marburger and Xavier Mendik from Cine-Excess.

Tickets are priced at £9.99 for all three days from, and all content (excluding THE STYLIST) will be available to view by UK audiences only at any time during the event. The films are suitable for over 18s only.

The list of films currently in the line-up are as follows:

THE STYLIST (Jill Gevargizian, 2020). 

We all dream of being someone else... but for Claire (Najarra Townsend, CONTRACTED), that dream goes from an obsession to a living nightmare. Hairstylist by day, serial killer and collector of scalps by night, Claire's lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when her regular client, Olivia (Brea Grant, AFTER MIDNIGHT; director of 12 HOUR SHIFT), asks her to style her hair for her wedding day. Increasingly fixated on Olivia's seemingly flawless life, Claire vows to lock up her scalp collection and change her ways for good—only to discover that repressing your deadly desires is easier said than done...

FORNACIS (Aurelia Mengin, 2018) 

A sensory, hypnotic road movie that evokes the experimental imagery of Jean Rollin’s 1970s vampire cinema and tells of the dramatic romance between two women, Anya and Frida. Obsessed by the death of her betrothed, Anya is thrown into a world of confusion, in which memories mix dangerously with reality, causing an oscillation between the solitude of reality and the surrealism of thwarted desires.

BLACK LAKE (K / XI, 2020) 

Fusing regional myth with horror movie traditions to tell the story of Aarya, a young female artist who is gifted a red scarf, sent by her aunt from her recent travels to Pakistan. As a result, she is haunted by a Churail: a demonic and malevolent South-Asian Witch and is forced to face the devastating cycles of violence the Churail brings with her.

LEAKAGE (Suzan Iravanian, 2018) 

Jale, a middle-aged woman discovers that crude oil is leaking out of her body. This unusual yet empowering phenomenon awakens the hope of a better future in her. On the other hand, it triggers uncertainty and paranoia in the male figures that surround her.

TRANS (Naeri Do, 2020)  - UK premiere screening.

A girl who dreams of becoming transhuman by transmitting electrical shocks to her brain. After facing a serious assault, she plans revenge on the boys that have bullied her for having an eating disorder. To take vengeance she conducts an electrical baptism and falls into trans – a state where one can become transhuman from high voltage electric shocks.

RED PILL (Tonya Pinkins, 2021)  - UK premiere screening.

Six progressives, one deadly weekend! Set during the 2020 run-up to the presidential election, Tonya Pinkins film offers an unsettling expose of racism within contemporary America. The film takes place on Halloween weekend of the 2020 election and focusses on six old friends who go campaigning in red country, armed with only humour and naiveté. When they meet an immovable force, their plans are thwarted and the fight to win an election becomes a fight for their lives.

IN THE LIGHT OF THE NIGHT (Misha L Kreuz, 2020) - UK premiere screening.

Updating horror cinema’s mythologies around the werewolf figure whilst also providing some pointed reflections on Germany and its past traumas. It tells the story of a young woman named Minthe, an outsider who becomes the unwitting victim of a gang of criminals who have made a pact with a mysterious cave creature.

The online event coincides with the launch of a new Cine-Excess Digital Film Channel on 15th March which is devoted to promoting diverse visions in cult horror cinema

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