Sunday, 11 April 2021

Psychological thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW coming to Netflix - May.

Coming exclusively to Netflix this May, psychological thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW.

Anna Fox (Amy Adams - Justice League) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. 

Based on the gripping, best-selling novel by author A.J. Finn and adapted by Tracy Letts (Actor - Lemans 66), shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one are what they seem in this suspenseful psychological thriller.

Amy Adams, Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Fred Hechinger (News of the World), Wyatt Russell (Overlord), Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs. Kong), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), and Julianne Moore (Hannibal) star.

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW will be available on Netflix from 14th May

View the trailer on YouTube

For more info visit Netflix


THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE Limited Edition 4K BD - out June from Arrow Video

Dario Argento’s staggeringly assured debut THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom, and established the key traits that would define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. 

With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this brand new 4K Ultra HD presentation from Arrow Video, complete with a collector’s booklet, poster, lobby cards and more!

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante - We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi - Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. 

Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall - Spasmo)…

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis, an interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger exploring the film’s themes and its relationship to both the giallo and Fredric Brown’s novel The Screaming Mimi
The Power of Perception, a visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria and The Giallo Canvas: Art, Excess and Horror Cinema, reflecting on the recurring theme of perception and the role of art in Argento’s filmography
Crystal Nightmare, an interview with writer/director Dario Argento
An Argento Icon, an interview with actor Gildo Di Marco
Eva’s Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi
Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
2017 Texas Frightmare trailer
Image galleries
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
Fold-out double-sided poster featuring two original pieces of poster artwork
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring two original pieces of poster artwork

Pre-order the UK 4K BD Box Set from Amazon.co.uk

 

 



 

LAKE MUNGO gets a Limited Edition Blu-ray Release from Second Sight

Escape the Bank Holiday, with seminal Australian horror LAKE MUNGO from director Joel Anderson, which is set for its highly anticipated first ever UK Blu-ray release as a stunning Limited Edition Box set on 31 M
ay. 

This cult favourite arrives with a host of brand new, fascinating special features from specialist in the field Second Sight Films.

Since its original release in 2008, this documentary-style chiller has made far reaching ripples, thrilling horror fans and inspiring budding filmmakers across the globe and establishing itself as a bona fide cult classic. Now the chilling film gets the release it deserves that sees brand new interviews with cast and crew; filmmaker fans Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead and director du jour Host’s Rob Savage; a brand new commentary, video essays and archive material. 

When sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer tragically drowns while swimming in the local dam, her grieving family start to experience a series of strange, inexplicable events and become increasingly unsettled. Seeking out the help of a parapsychologist, they learn that  Alice had been living through extremely troubling, disturbing times and hiding deep, dark secrets. 

Now they are desperate to know what haunted their daughter and what is happening to them. Does Lake Mungo hold the terrifying truth?

SPECIAL FEATURES

- Archive audio commentary by Producer David Rapsey and DoP John Brawley
- New audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Emma Westwood
- Captured Spirits: an interview with DoP John Brawley
- Ghost in the Machine: an interview with Producer David Rapsey
- A Cop and a Friend: an interview with Actors Carole Patullo & James Lawson
- Kindred Spirits: Filmmakers Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead on Lake Mungo
- Hosting Spirits: Filmmaker Rob Savage on Lake Mungo
- Simulacra and Spirits: a video essay by film writer Josh Nelson
- Autopsy of a Family Home: a video essay by filmmaker Joseph Wallace
- Deleted scenes

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

- Rigid slipcase
- Perfect-bound booklet with new essays by Sarah Appleton, Simon Fitzjohn, Rich Johnson, Mary Beth McAndrews and Shellie McMurdo, interview with actor James Lawson by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas plus rare behind-the-scenes photos
- Three collectors’ art cards

Pre-order the UK LTD Edition BD from Amazon.co.uk 

 


 


Chinese box office hit SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD in virtual cinemas 12th April and on Digital 26th April

Trinity CineAsia presents critically acclaimed thriller SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD released in virtual cinemas and as part of Chinese Cinema Season from 12th April, and available on Digital platforms from 26th April.

Li (Xiao Yang, Detective Chinatown) and his wife A Yu (Tan Zhuo - The Bravest) run a small business in Thailand and enjoy a happy home life with their two daughters. When their eldest daughter is violently assaulted, blackmailed and left traumatised by another student, her parents intervene, leading to a dead body which needs to be hidden, and every trace of the boy buried to cover up the accident.  

However, the missing boy’s parents, dogged detective La Wen (Joan Chen - Marco Polo, Lust, Caution) and mayoral candidate Du Peng (Philip Keung - Blind Detective) are pushing the local police to turn over every rock to find the truth, stopping at nothing until their missing son is found.

A remarkable directorial debut from filmmaker Sam Quah, SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD boasts incredible performances and a tense and emotionally riveting story, making it a must-see and compelling new thriller.

Trinity CineAsia presents SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD released in virtual cinemas and screening as part of Chinese Cinema Season from 12th April

Book tickets: https://www.chinesefilm.uk/film/sheep-without-a-shepherd-wu-sha/

Available on Digital from 26th April

Pre-order on iTunes.

View the trailer...


 

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Horror novels PRETERNATURAL: EVOLUTION and INHUMAN available now.

Smith publicity recently got in contact to tell us about 2 new horror novels they are promoting, PRETERNATURAL: EVOLUTION and INHUMAN, which are available now.

PRETERNATURAL: EVOLUTION - Book 2 in Preternatural Series
By: Peter Topside

A psychological horror that is equal parts grisly and thought-provoking, leaving readers to question right from wrong. Author Peter Topside incorporates his own personal, life-changing journey of triumphing over the PTSD of his traumatic upbringing in the Preternatural series. Fans of Jennifer Giesbrecht’s The Monster of Eldenhaven and William Massa’s Occult Assassin will find themselves drawn to the complex characters, spiritual questioning, and psychological terrors found in the Preternatural series.
 
In the first book of the Preternatural trilogy, readers are introduced to the town of Meadowsville, the home of the most popular urban myth, Mr. Smith. This vicious, vampire-like entity rules over this booming town by any means necessary, slaughtering its citizens, and upholding a long-standing tradition. Several residents form an unlikely alliance to combat the common threat of this dangerous monster and embark on an undertaking that will change each of them and their town forever.

Set fifteen years after the vampire Blackheart was defeated, Meadowsville is left desolate and broken. Alexandra has returned to take over her father’s church but is struggling to find her true purpose. Torn by her shaky loyalty to Christian Reed—the unstable town antihero who vanquished Blackheart years ago—and increasing efforts at seduction and manipulation from Blackheart himself, she is forced to face her deepest traumas and insecurities.

As the town’s only hope, Alexandra must gather her strength to transcend her terror. Will she defeat adversity or will her failure lose the very soul of Meadowsville?

Peter Topside is an accomplished chef and baker, movie fanatic, a proud father and husband, and a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by trade. His books are the culmination of his own personal, life-changing journey of triumphing over the PTSD of his traumatic upbringing. He hopes to inspire readers to bravely fight their own battles with anxiety and depression.

Buy the book from Amazon.co.uk
Buy the book from Amazon.com

INHUMAN
By: Eric Leland 

In 1969, somewhere over South Vietnam, Captain Brandon Doran sits aboard an unmarked aircraft on final approach to a Top-Secret military base. A shadowy government operative offers a deal: in exchange for erasing Brandon's tarnished military record, he must ensure the recon team, to which he is about to be assigned, follows orders. Easy enough. Or so Brandon thinks.

Sergeant First Class John Nicholas, Captain Brandon, and the elite Recon Team New York venture deep into North Vietnam to rescue Recon Team Florida, which has gone missing near a remote village in the north. John expects heavy resistance, but intercepted radio traffic suggests something near that village has spooked even the hardened North Vietnamese Army. Soon after New York's midnight insertion behind enemy lines, John finds out what. Confronted in the night by a merciless demon, John reacts the way any soldier would: he shoots it. But John discovers, far too late, pulling the trigger is the worst mistake he can make.

Flung headlong into atrocity and supernatural chaos, New York's surviving members discover an unexpected ally in Jaran, a young novice in the old magic of her ancestors. She is the only defense New York has against this powerful evil, but her magic requires a cruel price. Now, with a ruthless NVA hunter-killer team on New York's trail, and an ancient evil lurking in the shadows, the few remaining survivors learn their escape demands brutal payment. To survive, New York must become as inhuman as their demonic pursuer.

Buy the book from Amazon.co.uk
Buy the book from Amazon.com

 

Screen Anime channel hosts UK & Ireland premiere of TOKYO GHOUL S

Enjoy a members-only fine dining experience worth dying for with the bloody sequel to one of the best live-action manga adaptations in years. It’s ghoul vs ghoul as Kaneki must confront a gruesome gourmand who hungers for a certain flesh in this new take on the best-selling manga. 


Growing accustomed to his new life as a half-ghoul, Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is determined to protect his new allies at Antiku from the anti-ghoul forces that seek to eradicate them. However, when the infamous gourmet Shu Tsukiyama (Shoto Matsuda) wishes to savour his unique flavour, it’s ghoul vs ghoul as Kaneki must fight his way out of the already-grim ghoul society’s twisted underbelly. 

In a world where anime and manga fans are increasingly skeptical about live-action adaptations, the first Tokyo Ghoul was a terrific surprise, faithfully bringing one of the most popular manga series of our time to life as an exciting, heartfelt, and bloody film that was enjoyed by new and existing fans alike. 

The first film was a huge hit when it launched on Screen Anime in March 2021, with its #ScreenAnimeParty Twitter watchalong being our most popular ever, making the hashtag a curated trending topic!

Taking the helm for this highly anticipated follow-up, director duo Takuya Kawasaki and Kazuhiko Hiramaki show their love for Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal with enticing glamour shots that make us salivate over dishes that would otherwise turn our stomachs. Joining the cast as a villainous foodie out for extra forbidden meat, Shoto Matsuda expertly crafts a sinister yet sophisticated foe with scene-stealing seduction.

TOKYO GHOUL S embraces its horror aspirations more than ever before, becoming brilliantly unsettling as we watch Kaneki through the predatory lens of his first real foe. A creepy, brutal, and brilliant follow up sure to please horror and anime fans alike.

Released on 25th April, exclusively on Screen Anime. The channel is available via your PC web browser, on iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire TV from only £3.98 per month. For more information, visit www.ScreenAnime.com.


Friday, 2 April 2021

Guy Pearce stars in new horror THE SEVENTH DAY on DVD & Digital

Dazzler Media presents new exorcism horror THE SEVENTH DAY starring Guy Pearce (Prometheus, Memento), coming to DVD & Digital platforms this month.
 
In this fresh and terrifying new horror, a renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie for his first day of training. 

As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.

From the mind of acclaimed new horror writer-director Justin P. Lange (The Dark), The Seventh Day stars Guy Pearce (Prometheus, Memento), Vadhir Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover, Sense8), Keith David (21 Bridges, They Live) and Stephen Lang (VFW, Avatar).

View the trailer on YouTube.

Dazzler Media presents
THE SEVENTH DAY on DVD & Digital from 26th April

Buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk

 

SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW - UK release date announced

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw


Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.  

Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

SPIRAL stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger.

View the trailer below...


SPIRAL is scheduled for UK release on 17th MAY 2021.



 

 

Riotous Midnight Movie PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN lands on Shudder on 20 May

SHUDDER, the premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, is thrilled to announce that Steven Kostanski’s brilliantly OTT midnight movie PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN will be released on SHUDDER from 20 May 2021.


Get ready to cheer, groan and stock up on bottles of Tab Clear as Psycho Goreman arrives on the scene to deliver a cacophony of far-out thrills, gleeful laughs and gory practical splatter effects.

In the film, siblings Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) and Luke (Owen Myre) unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims.

It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.

Recalling much-loved 80s classics such as Monster Squad, PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is riotously good fun, so join the gang and get ready for some high-octane, defiantly low-brow, lo-fi sci-fi action!

Written and Directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void, The Divide, Father’s Day) and starring Nita-Josee Hanna (Books of Blood, 4teen), Owen Myre (NOS4A2, Alternate Ground), Adam Brooks (The Return, Father’s Day), Alexis Hancey (Silver Tongue), and Matthew Ninaber (Transference).

PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN arrives on SHUDDER on 20 May 2021

https://www.shudder.com/




 

 

 

CANNIBAL and THANATOMORPHOSE - out now on Disc via TetroVideo

TetroVideo is proud to present CANNIBAL and THANATOMORPHOSE on UK DVD and Blu-ray. 

CANNIBAL is the story of a mentally disturbed man with cannibalistic fantasies. He makes a deal with a suicidal man who agrees to let the cannibal eat him.
Carsten Frank and Victor Brandl star.

Written and directed by Marian Dora (Carcinoma), CANNIBAL is based on the true story of Armin Meiwes, known as "the Rotenburg Cannibal", who killed and ate a voluntary victim (Bernd Jürgen Armando Brande) whom he met on the Internet in 2001.

Cannibal is available in three different limited collector's editions: the "Golden Edition", the "Ultralimited Edition" and the "Standard Edition".

The "Golden Edition" (Bookbox + Slipcase + DVD + Poster + Deluxe Golden Card) is limited to just ten copies, each individually hand numbered and each disc has it's own design too. The "Ultralimited Edition" (Bookbox + Slipcase + numbered DVD + Poster + Card) has only twenty copies and the "Standard Edition" (DVDpack 10mm. DVD + Slipcase + Card) has three hundred copies. Unfortunately the Golden Edition and the Ultralimited are already sold out but the Standard Edition is still available.
 

Cannibal Bonus Features:
Commentary track;
Der Puppenschänder (short);
Science (short);
Interview by Shiva Produzioni;
Interview by Sadique Master;
Stills Gallery;
Original trailer

Éric Falardeau's THANATOMORPHOSE is now available for the first time on Blu-ray (Standard Edition) along with the Ultralimited Combo Edition (Bookbox + Blu-ray + DVD + Slipcase) limited to 50 copies. 

Discovering several bruises on her body after a night of rough sex, a young woman is shocked as, rather than heal itself, her body begins rotting from the inside out. 

She faces a terrifying and gory descent into a living death, as her putrefying body begins to fall off the bone. 

Produced, written and directed by Éric Falardeau in 2012, the movie is structured in three acts representing the stages of the physical and psychological deterioration of a girl (Kayden Rose).  

The practical effects are by David Scherer (Horsehead, Blattaria, The Barn) and the artwork is by Shin Nagai. 

Thanatomorphose Bonus Features:
Making Of;
Sitges 2012;
Original trailer;
Teaser;
Crepuscule (short);
Cycle (short);
Forest (short);
La petite mort (short);
Pulpo pulquero (video);
Purgatory (short);
Coming Home (short)

For more info and to order direct, visit.. https://tetrovideo.com/