Thursday 24 June 2021

Sci-Fi thriller SETTLERS - on Digital platforms, July

A Quiet Place meets The Martian in the dazzling sci-fi thriller SETTLERS, the story of a family who have made their home in a barren wilderness on Mars, only to have it torn apart when a dangerous stranger intrudes into their compound.

Following an ecological disaster on Earth, a family eke out an existence on a desolate Martian homestead. Reza (Jonny Lee Miller) and his wife Ilsa (Sofia Boutella), do their best to protect nine-year-old daughter Remmy (Brooklynn Prince) from the dangers of the surrounding landscape. 

But when hostile outsiders appear in the nearby hills, Remmy becomes aware of the disturbing reality of her situation, that her parents have shielded her from all this time. She is taken hostage by the outsider, Jerry (Ismael Cruz Córdova), and as time goes by, the probability of escape for Remmy (now played by Nell Tiger Free) grows increasingly remote, while Jerry’s intentions grow more and more sinister. 

Set to a superb score by acclaimed musician Nitin Sawhney (Mowgli, Midnight’s Children), SETTLERS is a visually striking, wildly original and pulse-quickening tale of survival and redemption, which also explores pertinent issues such as immigration and isolation.

SETTLERS is London-based writer/director Wyatt Rockefeller’s first feature. The fantastic cast includes Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) as the heads of the struggling family. Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones), Ismael Cruz Cordova (The Undoing), and award-winner Brooklynn Prince, the talented star of The Florida Project, also star.

SETTLERS will be released at selected UK cinemas and on Digital Platforms July 30th.


Dark fantasy thriller THE GREEN SEA on Digital July

Canadian scream queen Katharine Isabelle (The Girl In The Photographs, American Mary, Ginger Snaps) stars in new dark fantasy drama THE GREEN SEA, from writer/director Randal Plunkett (Out There), where nothing is quite what it seems. 

This thrilling new feature, stars Isabelle as an American writer living a solitary life in the remote Irish countryside… but why is she there and who or what is she trying to escape from? 

When a car accident leads to a chance encounter with a young teenage girl, known only as “Kid”, things begin to get stranger and stranger and both their lives are about to change forever. 

Offering the lost teen a place to stay, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship - can Simone protect her from the nefarious Collector who seems to be searching for Kid, and who really is this mysterious girl?

Reel To Reel Films present dark fantasy thriller THE GREEN SEA, available Digitally from 5th July.

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Theo James and Stacy Martin star in ARCHIVE - on Disc, July

Dazzler Media presents the critically acclaimed sci-fi ARCHIVE starring Theo James (Divergent trilogy) and Stacy Martin (The Serpent), coming to Blu-ray & DVD July.

2049. A roboticist, George Almore, is on the verge of a breakthrough. Stationed at a remote, secret facility, he has been working on a model that is a true, human equivalent android. His latest prototype, J3, is almost complete. 

Development of J3 has been achieved through two earlier prototypes, J1 and J2. Each prototype is an increasingly advanced version of his wife, Jules, who died in a brutal car crash. Driven by love for Jules, George has secretly skewed the focus of his work: developing the robots towards the goal of creating a simulacra of Jules.

As his work approaches its final and riskiest stages, external forces threaten to discover and shutdown his facility while the introduction of the highly advanced J3 collapses the delicate ‘family’ balance inside the facility. 

Written and directed by Gavin Rothery, ARCHIVE stars Theo James (Divergent trilogy) and Stacy Martin (The Serpent), with a top supporting cast including Rhona Mitra (Doomsday), Peter Ferdinando (Hyena) and Toby Jones (Uncle Vanya).

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Dazzler Media presents Archive on Blu-ray & DVD from 12th July

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Wednesday 23 June 2021

BLACK MEDICINE - available Digitally, July

Coming to UK Digital platforms from Signature Entertainment this July, set in the heart of the Irish crime underbelly, BLACK MEDICINE follows Jo (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a black-market medic who carries out illegal operations for the criminal underworld. 

But when she gives refuge to a young girl (Amybeth McNulty), she must choose between breaking her medical oath, or crossing her ruthless employers...

Starring Amybeth McNulty (Stranger Things, Anne with an E), Orla Brady (Fringe, American Horror Story) and Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Kelly + Victor), BLACK MEDICINE is a suspenseful new thriller, written and directed by Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2020 winner Colum Eastwood.

Check out the trailer below...

Signature Entertainment presents Black Medicine on Digital Platforms from 12th July.

THE DARK AND THE WICKED - on Disc and Digital July

FROM THE director of the renowned, hit horror The Strangers Bryan Bertino, comes his latest critically acclaimed feature THE DARK AND THE WICKED, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut from Acorn Media International in conjunction with Shudder, following its success on the streaming service. This the first of many exciting Shudder titles Acorn will be releasing on physical formats this year.

On a secluded farm, a father (Michael Zagst – Divine Access) is bedridden and fighting through his final breaths while his wife slowly succumbs to overwhelming grief. Siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return home to help, but it doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s terribly wrong with their mother (Julie Oliver-Touchstone – Preacher) —something more than her heavy sorrow. 

Gradually, they begin to suffer a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that an evil entity is taking over their family.
Featuring a stellar cast that sees The Umbrella Academy’s breakout star Marin Ireland (The Irishman) and Fear the Walking Dead’s Michael Abbott Jr. as siblings who must return to the family home to say their goodbyes to their dying father, but are met with a situation beyond their wildest nightmares. 

THE DARK AND THE WICKED will jangle your nerves and either keep you on the edge of your sofa… or running for safety behind it.

The film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and on Digital to download and keep on 5 July 2021.

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Sunday 20 June 2021

WYNONNA EARP Series Four and Complete Series 1-4 boxset on Disc & Digital 5th July

Dazzler Media proudly presents the supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp: Series Four and the Complete Series 1-4 boxset, available on Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own from 5th July

Based on the popular comic series, Wynonna Earp follows the life of the great-great granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. She inherits his famous gun ‘peacemaker’ and the demon-fighting family curse that comes with it. 

With the help of her younger sister Waverly, Agent Xavier Dolls, notorious gunslinger Doc Holliday and Officer Nicole Haught, Wynonna must rid her hometown of the Revenants, all 77 of them, to finally break the curse. 

Experience the adventures of Wynonna Earp from the very beginning in this critically acclaimed, supernatural cult smash hit series. 

Dazzler Media presents Wynonna Earp: Series Four on Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own from 5th July.

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Summer shocks in July on Horror Channel

Carpenter, Cronenberg and Eli Roth lead a summer charge of seasonal shockers on Horror Channel this July.

Considered one of David Cronenberg’s early genre classics, SCANNERS was based on Cronenberg’s scripts The Sensitives and Telepathy 2000, which he planned to pitch to Roger Corman. Starring Michael Ironside and Patrick McGoohan, the film went on to became one of the first produced in Canada to successfully compete with American films at the international box office. Also airing is David Cronenberg’s other cult classic body horror THE BROOD, which stars Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. To many this remains one of the director’s most frightening and resonant movie.

Although not an outright hit when it was released in 2001, JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOSTS OF MARS, which stars Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham and Pam Grier, has since gone on to cultivate a cult following, largely due to for the hard-core space action sequences and the soundtrack. Equally, Eli Roth’s notorious post-modern celebration of the Italian cannibal genre, THE GREEN INFERNO, has divided mainstream opinion but continues to delight genre fans for its homage to Italian cannibal films of the late 1970s.

Other Highlights include Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s stunning contemporary occult tale of Hollywood ambition, STARRY EYES, Timo Vuorensola’s barnstorming surreal sci-fier IRON SKY. Julian Gilbey’s harrowing British survival shocker, A LONELY PLACE TO DIE, starring Melissa George and Ed Speelers and fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger will welcome the clone-seeker’s top-notch performance in THE 6TH DAY

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Friday 2 July @ 23:10 – SCANNERS (1981) – Cult Horror

Drifter Cameron Vale is plagued by incessant voices in his head unaware that he is a Scanner - a group of people with extraordinary powers who can not only read minds but literally tear them apart. He is discovered by a scientist aiming to help his kind adapt to society. However an underground movement of Scanners led by the psychotic Derryl Revok have other intentions and the ultimate confrontation of minds awaits.

Sunday 4 July @ 21:00 – THE 6th DAY (2000) - Thriller

A ruthless power broker is using his advanced genetic-engineering technology to clone human beings for personal gain. When Adam Gibson (Arnold Schwarzenegger), an old-fashioned family man and decorated fighter pilot comes home one night to discover that his life has been stolen by his clone, his existence erased. Plunged into a sinister world of murder, corruption and high-tech deception, Adam must fight back in order to reclaim his family and his identity.

Sunday 11 July – STARRY EYES (2014) - Horror

Determined to make it in Hollywood, reluctant waitress Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe) goes on countless casting calls in hope of getting her big break. After a series of weird auditions at the mysterious Astraeus Pictures, she lands her dream part. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful and altogether more terrifying. This award-winning US indie was directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, and stars Alex Essoe, Noah Segan, Pat Healy, Amanda Fuller and Shane Coffey.

Wednesday 14 July @ 21:00 – THE RESIDENT (2011) - Thriller

After separating from her adulterous husband, Dr. Juliet Devereau (Hilary Swank) moves to Brooklyn, NY and settles into a new life in her spacious apartment, Mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect she is not alone and quickly her fears become all too real as she discovers her seemingly charming landlord, Max, has developed a dangerous obsession with her. Unknown to both of them, Max suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. A terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues as Juliet is forced to fight and free herself from Max’s increasingly sinister intentions. The film also features a cameo from Christopher Lee, in his first collaboration with the studio since 1976's To The Devil A Daughter and his last before his death in 2015.

Thursday 15 July @ 21:55 – THE GREEN INFERNO (2013) - Horror

Eli Roth’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair after this six-year absence finds politically attuned NYC university student Justine (Lorenza Izzo) roped into a campus activist group’s idealistic plan to travel to Peru to halt the annihilation of an endangered tribe by a corrupt construction company. But after a horrific plane crash that leaves half the radicals dead, the survivors are caged by the very tribe they were trying to help. Worse, the mountain clan are cannibals and they are ravenous.

Friday 23 July @ 21:00 – IRON SKY (2012) - Sci-Fi comedy

Achieving cult status for its brazen political incorrectness, this history-bending sci-fi thriller starts in 1945, with the Nazis flying to the Dark Side of the Moon, and establishing a secret hideout, where they've been preparing for their grand return. In 2018 the Americans return to the Moon in search for powerful energy source, Helium-3, discovering the Nazi fortress. Although the big Nazi weapon "Götterdämmerung" is not yet ready to be deployed, soon the skies are full of iron, as the Nazi war machines decide on a pre-emptive strike on Earth.

Friday 23 July @ 23:10 – THE BROOD (1979) Cult classic horror

Frank Carveth is becoming increasingly concerned about his ex-wife Nola’s secretive treatment at the sinister ‘Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics. Headed by cult figure Dr Raglan, his controversial and extreme methods seek to unleash his patients' rage, often taking on physical manifestations. As Frank delves deeper he is finally led to an horrific and repellent final confrontation.

Sunday 25 July @ 21:00 – JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOSTS OF MARS (2001) Action horror

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”. Although critically maligned at the time, (Carpenter confessed to suffering ‘burn-out’ making the film), it has gone on to become a cult classic

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Shudder to produce next instalment of V/H/S/94

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to V/H/S/94, the fourth instalment in the hit horror anthology franchise. The Shudder Original Film will release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand later this year.  

V/H/S/94 marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). Greg Anderson of the legendary drone metal band Sunn O))) and Southern Lord Records founder will compose the film’s score.

In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

“The V/H/S series has been known for two things: its unbeatable lineup of filmmakers and its edge-of-your-seat terrifying found-footage stories,” said Craig Engler, GM of Shudder. “With V/H/S/94, the producers have upped their game—bigger, wilder, scarier than ever before. We can’t wait to unleash this new installment on Shudder members.”




Tuesday 15 June 2021

New UK release date for BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

Vertigo Releasing has announced that BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, the ultimate Dracula ‘origin story’, will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 6th August. Vertigo will be partnering with Wildcard for the Irish theatrical release. The film stars Peaky Blinders’ Jack Rowan, and Derry Girls’ Louisa Harland.

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

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 nods to Ireland’s formidable horror heritage (the local pub is called ‘The Stoker’ after the Dracula author), it follows recent Irish folklore horror hits The Hallow and The Hole in The Ground, whilst also injecting some surprisingly hysterical moments. It echoes Clive Barker’s Irish-set eighties creature feature Rawhead Rex, as well as a delectable sense of the backwoods dread present in 2019’s Scottish rural thriller Calibre.

With a fantastic cast, including Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders, Noughts + Crosses), Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Nigel O’Neill (from Baugh’s debut), 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.

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LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL on Digital and Limited Edition BD

Brace yourself for Juan Diego Escobar Alzate’s harrowing yet beautiful take on the horrors of religious fanaticism in LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL, which is coming to Digital outlets and on Limited Edition Blu-Ray.

Far into the Colombian mountains, a small farming community is rocked by the arrival of a mysterious young boy. 

Their leader, El Señor, claims that the child is the new Messiah, there to save their land, yet his three daughters start to question their father’s beliefs when the community starts to dissolve into madness and violence. 

Is this boy God? The Devil? And, is there a difference?

An official selection at both the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival,
LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL marks the arrival of a stunning new cinematic voice and is essential viewing for any folk horror, acid western and dark arthouse film aficionados. 

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Fractured Visions presents LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL on Digital 26 July and limited edition Blu-Ray 23 August.

10 Questions with Alexis Kendra, star, writer & producer of THE CLEANING LADY

Ahead of Horror Channel’s premiere of THE CLEANING LADY on June 26, the film’s star, writer and producer Alexis Kendra talks about playing a ‘Goddess’, coping with lockdown and why she can’t watch horror films on her own

Q) THE CLEANING LADY is having its channel premiere on Horror Channel. Excited?

I love you guys. Always have, always will. I’m honoured.

Q) It’s a very disturbing film, dealing with abuse, addiction and hidden rage, yet the characters are sympathetic and have real depth. It’s horror with a twisted heart. As a co-writer, alongside your director Jon Knautz, what were the main challenges in getting the balance right between acting and writing?

I compartmentalize real easy, so if I’m writing, I’m writing. If I’m acting I’m acting. I don’t really mix anything so it’s not that difficult. Keeps me in the present moment a lot. 

Q) The film started life as a short, in which you played Shelly, the disturbed ‘cleaning lady’. Why did you switch roles and play the ‘love-addicted’ Alice in the feature?

Yeah, I wrote the role of Shelly for me to play, but we couldn’t find an Alice. Period. So I had to play her and I’m happy because Rachel was so great as Shelly and I enjoyed playing a role so different than in my last film Goddess of Love.

Q) Audiences in the UK also know you from GODDESS OF LOVE, which was dubbed ‘Fatal Attraction for horror fans’. You play Venus, whom we watch violently descend into madness. How tough was it to play?

I loved everything about playing Venus. She was a pleasure. It wasn’t hard in any way. I wrote that role for myself to just have an actor’s absolute playground, knowing I would never have been cast as that role in anyone else’s film.  Any actors reading this, become writers/producers.  Write yourself a dream role then play it.  Venus was a ball.

Q) Again, you teamed up with Knutz as co-writer, producer and lead actress. What is it that makes you both a winning combination?

I respect him as a director and he respects me as a producer/actress/ production designer. It’s all about respect and trust, and as work partners – we nail it. Without respect we wouldn’t have made it this far.

Q) Both films have premiered at FrightFest to great acclaim. As an American, how does the reception compare to back home?

Since all our world premiere’s we’re with FrightFest, all the red carpet fun stuff and fans, I’ve had an amazing time in London. Back in LA its back to work, back to getting the next project made. Since my films can be bought anywhere it’s just nice to see them being bought!

Q) What attracts you most about the horror genre?

The element of fantasy. I think horror films are the ultimate escape from reality because as we’re watching one we know there’s no ghosts in real life, yet, a scary ghost film is thrilling because it seems so real. It’s like we know we’re safe in our house watching something so haunting.  I can’t watch horror films alone.

Q) Seen any good horror movies this year?

I’ve been spending most of my time writing during this crazy Covid time, and less watching. I’m sure that’ll change soon as I would love to see A Quiet Place Part 11.

Q) How have you been coping with lockdown?

I’m more of a homebody than anything, so for me it hasn’t been that different.  I’m always home writing, so nothing has really changed for me there.  I do see how its effecting my friends and family, mainly the ones who are used to being out a lot more and it’s been super tough. I think this lockdown has forced us to really look within and take a moment to re-evaluate our lives.  I’ve seen a lot of growth.

Q) Finally, what’s next?

I’ll probably direct something. That’s always been on my list, and I think I’m ready.

THE CLEANING LADY airs on Horror Channel Saturday 26 June, 10.50pm.




THE UNHOLY - Available on Digital and Disc, August

Thrilling and unsettling, horror movie THE UNHOLY is available to Download & Keep, Rent on Digital, on BD and DVD on August 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 

THE UNHOLY, based on James Herbert’s best-selling book Shrine, follows a young hearing-impaired girl who is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak and heal the sick. As people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hoping to revive his career visits a small New England town to investigate. 
As terrifying events begin to happen all around him, he starts questioning if these miracles are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister

Written  and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, from the producer of Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe, Sam Raimi,  THE UNHOLY stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”) , Katie Aselton (The Gift), William Sadler (Bill & Ted Face the Music) and newcomer Cricket Brown,  with Diogo Morgado (Son of God) and Cary Elwes (Saw) and is based on the book Shrine by James Herbert.  

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WELLINGTON PARANORMAL - Coming to Disc & Digital

Dazzler Media proudly presents smash hit comedy series Wellington Paranormal, from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, with all seasons coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own, and the first series arriving 5th July. The fourth series has recently been filming and will also be available to own

Wellington Paranormal follows hilariously hapless officers Mark Minogue and Karen O’Leary as they are assigned to the new Paranormal Unit of Wellington’s police force, tasked with tackling the increasing number of local crimes and misdemeanours of a supernatural nature.

From Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, the visionary creators behind "What We Do In The Shadows", comes the smash hit New Zealand comedy series which has taken the UK by storm.

Dazzler Media presents Wellington Paranormal: Series One on Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own from 5th July

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eries Two available 6th September
Series Three available 11th October
Series Four coming soon!


Fright-Rags Releases New Hats & Turns '80s Classics Into Horror Movies

Just in time for summer, Fright-Rags has released a new collection of unique hats, along with "What If?" shirts that horror-fy '80s movies and reprints of several sold-out designs. 

Fright-Rags has six new hats from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (including a Wyld Stallyns cap), Escape from New York, Tales from the Crypt, and Chucky. They join previously released hats from Halloween: H20, Elvira, Tales from the Darkside, and Twin Peaks. 

Fright-Rags' "What If?" shirts reimagine three ‘80s classics as horror films: Mr. Mom as a slasher, Short Circuit as a killer robot, and Revenge of the Nerds as a zombie movie.

Fright-Rags has also restocked five fan-favorite tees: Trick ‘r Treat, Halloween, The Thing, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Evil Dead.

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TRANSMISSION - Proof-of-Concept Short Film - Indiegogo campaign

Brad Goodman and Jim Suthers of Zombie Bird Productions have launched an Indiegogo campaign, to fund their short Sci-Fi Horror film TRANSMISSION, which will form the basis of a full length feature.

Behind the camera, the funds raised will be used to rent equipment and pay experienced professionals to operate them. In front of the camera, your support will pay for sets, props, wardrobe, makeup (including creature makeup), and the supplies needed to keep both people and equipment running smoothly. 

They also hope to secure at least one well-known actor (TBD). 

You can listen to Brad Goodman talking about the project on the YouTube vid below...

For more info, and to donate visit their Indiegogo page.


Spanish psychological thriller THE OFFERING gets UK release

Sovereign film distrribution is proud to announce the UK release of acclaimed Spanish psychological thriller THE OFFERING on 30th July, in cinemas and on Virtual Cinemas and VOD.

Jan, mysterious and marked by a profound sense of guilt, tries to win back the love of his ex Violeta, who is now a psychiatrist, with a family of her own. Jan’s complex and perverse plan to reunite him with Violeta, 20 years after the events that led to their separation, will have severe consequences.

An erotic, intense and revealing adult thriller, with powerful central performances from Alex Brendemühl (Transit), Anna Alarcón (A Thief’s Daughter) and Verónica Echegui (Fortitude), winner of Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Gaudi Awards, THE OFFERING is a remarkable, gripping excursion into the human psyche and the true nature of love and obsession. 

Filled with searing love scenes and unsettling mind-games, it’s a sensual, evocative and multi-layered experience, exploring forgiveness and guilt, and the consequences of a destructive love triangle, recalling the work of provocative Spanish directors Bigas Luna (The Ages of Lulu) and Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia)

Ventura Durall, writer and director of THE OFFERING, set up the production company Nanouk Films in 2000, to promote Catalan cinema. His feature film The Two Lives of Andrés Rabadán was recognized as the Best European Independent Film at the 2009 ECU Festival in Paris, and also received three Gaudi Awards for Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress. His 2014 documentary drama Bugarach won the FIPRESCI Award at the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival

THE OFFERING Will be released on the 30th July, 2021. 


Saturday 12 June 2021

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR - Streaming on Shudder, July

Streaming on SHUDDER this July,  THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR. A night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey), when they are abducted on their way home from school. 

Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. 

With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying. 

View the trailer below...

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR is available to stream on Shudder from 29th July.


Friday 11 June 2021

Psychological thriller "A PERFECT ENEMY" confirmed for UK Digital Release

Smart Dog Productions is thrilled to announce that the psychological thriller A PERFECT ENEMY will be available Digitally in the UK from 5th July.

A successful architect Jeremy Angust is approached on his trip to Paris by a strange young woman who will not leave him alone. Missing his flight and trapped in the airport lounge he is unable to get rid of the annoying stranger. 

Although the meeting at first seems to be by chance, soon there is a turn that will transform the nature of their encounter into something much more sinister and criminal.

Based on the book by Amélie Nothomb, The Enemy’s Cosmetique, and directed by Kike Maíllo, the film stars Tomasz Kot (Cold War), Athena Strates (The Good Liar) and Marta Nieto (Madre).

View the trailer on YouTube.

A PERFECT ENEMY will be available on Digital Download from 5th July on Amazon, Google & iTunes.

Thursday 10 June 2021

TetroVideo to release MAI-CHAN'S DAILY LIFE, VORE GORE and ROT July

This July, TetroVideo will be releasing the splatter erotic japanese film MAI-CHAN'S DAILY LIFE: THE MOVIE (Japan - 2014) by Sado Satō, the anthology extreme film VORE GORE (2021) and the punk horror film ROT directed by Marcus Koch in 1999.

ROT is the first title of Tetro Underground, a line dedicated to all the underground films produced until 1999, with tons of titles never officially released before. The film comes on DVD  + Amaray + vintage looking slipcase.

The three titles will be available for pre-order on July.


Mai-chan's Daily Life: The Movie is a diabolical splatter and gore comedy that takes fetish violence to shocking new extremes. The story centers on a girl who has the power to regenerate.

Synopsis: Miyako responds to an advertisement for a live-in maid, and is given a job alongside the alluring Mai-chan. The young woman quickly learns that housecleaning is the least of her duties, as the master and his wife use the maids as toys in their erotic fantasies.

Since Mai-chan possesses the uncanny ability to recover from any injury, no matter how severe, all their violent desires are indulged. Soon Miyako will find herself actively involved in Mai-chan's horrific destruction and miraculous resurrection.

Written and directed by Sado Satō, Mai-chan's Daily Life: The Movie is a splatter/erotic film based on the popular manga by Uziga Waita who supervised the film.

The film stars An Koshi, Miyako Akane, Shôgo Maruyama, Chiyoko Nameless and Soaco Roman.


Vore Gore is an extreme horror anthology film about vorarephilic fantasies often connected with sexual masochism. Vorarephilia (ore vore for short) is an uncommon paraphilia characterized by the erotic desire to be consumed by, or to personally consume another person or creature.

The film features nine horror/extreme segments directed by the best international artists working in independent horror/extreme cinema and that offer a morbid vision of this atypical sexual arousal.

Vore Gore includes stories directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (House of Flesh Mannequins), Mikel Balerdi (Larva Mental), Irene Jones Baruffetti (Nightmare Symphony), Lorenzo Zanoni (Ill: Final Contagium), Poison Rouge (American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice), Emanuele Marchetto (XXX: Dark Web), Patrick Fortin (Carnival of Gore), White Gardenia (XXX: Dark Web) and Dario Almerighi (7 Sins).

Titles of the segments:
    “Mouth” by Mikel Balerdi;
    “Sweet as Honey” by Emanuele Marchetto;
    “Finger Licking Good” by Lorenzo Dante Zanoni;
    “Please, not in My Mouth” by Poison Rouge;
    “Italian Ladies Do It Better” by Irene Jones Baruffetti;
    “Infernal Gluttony 2” by Patrick Fortin;
    “Yummy Fur” by Whit Gardenia (Daniel Valient & Cherokee Nevin);
    “Stretching” by Domiziano Cristopharo;
    “The Egg” by Dario Almerighi


ROT is a punk horror film directed by FX legend Marcus Koch, the special effects artist of American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore, Circus of the Dead, We Are Still Here, Frankenstein Created Bikers and the director of American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock.

ROT is the second feature film from Marcus Koch and it's an amazing example of punk horror movies to spawn out of the 80's and 90's.

Synopsis: Sarah has contracted a deadly virus called the ROT which she got by having sex with a corpse and now she has passed it along to Muzzy, her boyfriend. Now they are slowly rotting to death and must find a way to cure themselves before they rot away into nothing, or even worse, create a massive world-wide epidemic.

The man responsible for their living death is Dr. Robert Olsen, a deranged scientist who used to work for the government's germ warfare research division.

ROT stars Billy Scam, Tiffany Stinky and Joel D. Wynkoop

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DUNE - On Limited Edition UHD AND BD from Arrow

Following a notorious aborted attempt by Alejandro Jodorowsky in the 1970s, Frank Herbert’s bestselling sci-fi epic Dune finally made it to the big screen as the third film by emerging surrealist wunderkind David Lynch, featuring an all-star cast that includes several of Lynch’s regular collaborators.

The year is 10,191, and four planets are embroiled in a secret plot to wrest control of the Spice Melange, the most precious substance in the universe and found only on the planet Arrakis. A feud between two powerful dynasties, House Atreides and House Harkonnen, is manipulated from afar by ruling powers that conspire to keep their grip on the spice. As the two families clash on Arrakis, Duke Atreides’ son Paul (Kyle MacLachlan, in his screen debut) finds himself at the centre of an intergalactic war and an ancient prophecy that could change the galaxy forever.

Though its initial reception ensured that Lynch largely eschewed mainstream filmmaking for the rest of his career, Dune has since been rightly re-evaluated as one of the most startlingly original and visionary science fiction films of the 1980s. Its astonishing production design and visual effects can now be appreciated anew in this spellbinding 4K restoration, accompanied by hours of comprehensive bonus features.

• Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative
• 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Andrew Nette, Christian McCrea and Charlie Brigden, an American Cinematographer interview with sound designer Alan Splet from 1984, excerpts from an interview with the director from Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch and a Dune Terminology glossary from the original release
• Large fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dániel Taylor
• Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
• Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dániel Taylor


• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Brand new audio commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
• Brand new audio commentary by Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast
• Impressions of Dune, a 2003 documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with star Kyle MacLachlan, producer Raffaella de Laurentiis, cinematographer Freddie Francis, editor Antony Gibbs and many others
• Designing Dune, a 2005 featurette looking back at the work of production designer Anthony Masters
• Dune FX, a 2005 featurette exploring the special effects in the film
• Dune Models & Miniatures, a 2005 featurette focusing on the model effects in the film
• Dune Costumes, a 2005 featurette looking at the elaborate costume designs seen in the film
• Eleven deleted scenes from the film, with a 2005 introduction by Raffaella de Laurentiis
• Destination Dune, a 1983 featurette originally produced to promote the film at conventions and publicity events
• Theatrical trailers and TV spots
• Extensive image galleries, including hundreds of still photos


• The Sleeper Must Awaken: Making Dune, a brand new feature-length documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures exploring the making of the film, featuring dozens of new and archive interviews with cast and crew
• Beyond Imagination: Merchandising Dune, a brand new featurette exploring the merchandise created to promote the film, featuring toy collector/producer Brian Sillman (The Toys That Made Us)
• Prophecy Fulfilled: Scoring Dune, a brand new featurette on the film’s music score, featuring interviews with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro, and film music historian Tim Greiving
• Brand new interview with make-up effects artist Giannetto de Rossi, filmed in 2020
• Archive interview with production coordinator Golda Offenheim, filmed in 2003
• Archive interview with star Paul Smith, filmed in 2008
• Archive interview with make-up effects artist Christopher Tucker

The film is also available on Blu-Ray in 1080p, with the same extra features. As well as being available in a limited Edition Dual-Format UHD and BD set, exclusive to Zavvi


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In VICIOUS FUN, Joel (Evan Marsh), a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim.

Directed by Cody Calahan (The Oak Room), the award-winning VICIOUS FUN stars Evan Marsh (Shazam!), Amber Goldfarb (Appiness), Ari Millen (Orphan Black), Julian Richings (Shudder’s Anything For Jackson), Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes), Sean Baek (Killjoys), David Koechner (Anchorman), Alexa Rose Steele (Jann), Mark Gibson (Exit Humanity), Kristopher Bowman (Deep River: The Island) and John Fray (The Silence).

A riotously exhilarating neon-soaked ride of nostalgia, self-aware laughs and gory thrills, VICIOUS FUN more than lives up to its name and arrives on SHUDDER on 29 June 2021. The film has been a hit with festival critics, and it recently won the Audience Award and the Golden Raven at the 2021 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

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Splatstick Puppet Horror Comedy SNORE - available online

“SNORE”, an award winning “splatstick” horror comedy featuring a cast of Muppet style puppets is now available to view online following an international run at film festivals over the last two years.

Hard nosed businesswoman Karen has gone bankrupt yet again, forcing her and Callum, her toyboy lover/ PA to stay in a grotty halfway house run by equally grotty landlord Frances. A strange noise catches their attention in the middle of the night, leading them into a battle for survival with "the Jip", a small pig like creature. 

Who will survive and, most importantly, what will be left of Callum's designer manbag?

Snore is an over the top rollercoaster ride of a film, featuring a variety of puppets, miniatures and green screen action to bring the cavalcade of ridiculous splaststick action to life.

Part funded with help from the Adur And Worthing Trust, Snore was somewhat of a local affair, with writer/ director Luther Bhogal-Jones living in the region and utilised the help of local artist Garry Robson for the designs of the cast, brought to life by local prop maker Charlotte Regan and featuring a voice cast including local actor Andrew Calverley. It was predominantly shot in the basement of the (now closed) Beechwood House Hotel in Worthing (now the Brewhouse and Kitchen) with additional green screen work shot at the practice space of Zodiac Allstars Cheerleading in Lancing.

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Monday 7 June 2021

CRAZY SAMURAI : 400 vs 1 - on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital this July

When a master samurai arrives to duel the disgraced Yoshioka dojo, he walks into an ambush, in the world’s first feature length, one-take action film sequence, which comes to Disc and Digital this July from Dazzler Media.

In 1604, Miyamoto Musashi (Tak Sakaguchi -Versus, Re:Born) attacked the Yoshioka family at their dojo and defeated master Seijuro and his younger brother Denshichiro in two duels. 

To save their reputation, the Yoshioka family decides to fight back with all 100 family members along with an additional 300 hired samurai. Now Musashi must fight for his life against 400 warriors, earning him a place in history as the “Crazy Samurai Musashi” 

From director and famed action coordinator Yûji Shimomura (The Warrior’s Way, Death Trance), CRAZY SAMURAI : 400 vs 1 is a thrilling slice of action cinema and a must-see for genre fans. 

Dazzler Media presents Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital 5th July

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Sunday 6 June 2021

THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS - On Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray from Arrow

Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as “nine times more suspenseful” than its predecessor, was THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS .
When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden - Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus - Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. 
But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis - Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco’s young niece, may also be in killer’s sights…
This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.

• 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 critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
• Nine Lives, an interview with co-writer/director Dario Argento
• The Writer O’ Many Tales, an interview with co-writer Dardano Sacchetti
• Child Star, an interview with actress Cinzia De Carolis
• Giallo in Turin, an interview with production manager Angelo Iacono
• Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
• Original Italian, international and US theatrical trailers
• Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring an original essay on the film by Dario Argento, and writing by Barry Forshaw, Troy Howarth and Howard Hughes
• Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
• Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
• Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring originally and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative 4K UHD Blu-ray
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MOSQUITO STATE joins SHUDDER's Summer Lineup this August

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired exclusive rights to the psycho-thriller MOSQUITO STATE, from director Filip Jan Rymsza and co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno, for release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on Thursday, 26 August.

MOSQUITO STATE, isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.
An official selection of the Venice Film Festival in 2020, where it was awarded the Bisato d’Oro for Best Cinematography, MOSQUITO STATE joins Shudder’s previously announced “Summer of Chills” lineup, which features new film premieres every week through August, alongside the best library of curated streaming horror films. 
The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney described the film as “Cronenberg meets Kafka.” A “commandingly creepy psycho-horror… that multiplies into a nightmarish infestation before vengefully claiming its sacrifice, in a poetic surrender that evokes Virginia Woolf." Variety’s Guy Lodge wrote that “it swaggers with slick nasty formal showmanship designed to get under the viewer’s skin,” The Wrap’s Steve Pond added that “the movie promises that it’s going to take us for a ride, and Rymsza delivers on that promise,” and Indiewire’s David Ehrlich concluded that it “holds your attention like a bite that you can’t stop yourself from scratching even though you know it’s only going to make things worse.”

In addition to Knapp (The Good Lord Bird, Seven Seconds), the film stars Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn, American Assassin), Jack Kesy (The Outpost, Deadpool 2), and Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful, Before Night Falls).

MOSQUITO STATE arrives on SHUDDER on 26 August 2021