Thursday 29 July 2021

Folk horror SACRILEGE - Coming to Digital Sept

Bad Blood Films have confirmed that their folk-horror SACRILEGE will be heading to digital download from 27th September.
Four lifelong friends head to a remote lodge for a weekend of fun. But what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into a fight for their lives when a local Pagan cult offer them up to their Goddess as a sacrifice for the Solstice.

The film stars a host of British talent, including Tamaryn Payne (Hollyoaks), Emily Wyatt (Rise of the Footsoldier), Sian Abrahams (Complete Strangers), Naomi Willow (A Guide To Second Date Sex), Ian Champion (Property), Rory Wilton (Fisherman's Friends) & Emma Spurgin Hussey (Poldark).

SACRILEGE was produced and filmed in the South West of England where Producer Mark Kenna and Writer/ Director David Creed reside. Much of the film was shot in nearby  Forest of Dean, as well as Weston-Super-Mare.

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Horror thriller COME PLAY comes to Digital outlets September

Jacob Chase’s directorial debut feature COME PLAY tells the story of Oliver (Azhy Robertson), a solitary autistic boy, who spends his time immersed on his Smart Phone and tablet. Lonely, and often bullied at school, Oliver really wants a friend. But his isolation only intensifies when his parents separate and he retreats even further into his screens.

When a children’s storybook called “Misunderstood Monsters” mysteriously shows up on his phone, Oliver begins reading it, discovering the story of a lonely creature named Larry. Oliver quickly realizes that the more he reads, the more Larry comes into the real world. 

When the creature offers to protect Oliver from the school bullies or any other monsters that might come his way, his mother Sarah realises that Larry is all too real and his pursuit of Oliver’s friendship crosses the line from aggressive to dangerous, his parents must overcome their differences to protect their son.

Based on his short horror film,
COME PLAY is written and directed by Jacob Chase and stars Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, TV's Community, Netflix's Fear Street), John Gallagher Jr. (Underwater, 10 Cloverfield Lane,  The Belko Experiment) and Azhy Robertson (Marriage Story), COME PLAY will be released in the UK on digital download from 13th September 2021.

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W4Free unleashes raft of Creature Feature movies

Werewolves, giant insects, monster crocs and spiky evil aliens...titanic terror is set to rampage across UK screens from July 28, courtesy of new UK AVOD service
The claws are out and six huge slices of monster madness will be available to download for free, including Paul Hyett’s hairy horror and bloody action adventure HOWL, and WILLOW CREEK, in which celebrated stand-up comedian Bobcat Goldthwait turns his hand to the Bigfoot myth and creates a sly commentary on the business of urban legends and the nature of belief.

Also on the meaty menu are giant eating bugs causing mayhem in Kyle Rankin’s horror-comedy INFESTATION, a deadly croc hell-bend on supper in Greg (Wolf Creek) McClean’s ROGUE, a horde of voracious parasites intent on creating human hosts in SPLINTER and in THE RIG an oil-drilling crew discover that a deadly creature is stalking them, eliminating them one by one.

W4Free, the nation’s fastest-growing film streaming service, which also provides TV series and documentaries, can be accessed on laptops, PCs and via Netgem TV. Later in the year it will be available on all mobile devices and connected TV’s.

The group behind the service, Philipp Rotermund’s Video Solutions AG, provides a range of AVOD and SVOD brands in Europe, including Watch4, available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with a reach of 10 million people per month.


Jay Baruchel's RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE - On Disc and Digital August

Jay Baruchel writes, directs and stars in his horror debut Random Acts of Violence, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut from Acorn Media International in conjunction with Shudder, following its success on the streaming service.
Comic book creator Todd Walkley (Williams – Grey’s Anatomy), his wife (Jordana Brewster – Fast and the Furious), assistant (Niamh Wilson –Saw III) and best friend (Jay Buchel – This is the End, Sorcerer's Apprentice) are heading to NYC Comic Con when bad things start to happen – a lot of people are getting murdered. 

It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using his “SLASHERMAN” comic as inspiration for the killings. As the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends dropping like flies, he is forced to face the killer and put an end to his notorious comic.
Will Todd be able to stop the spree or will he fall victim to his own creation?

Fan favourite Jesse Williams (Cabin in the Woods) leads in this gore-filled slasher as his own creation is bought to life by a fan hell-bent on committing Random Acts of Violence in increasingly gruesome murders.  The film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and on digital to download and keep on 23 August 2021.

Special bonus features:
• Interview with Director Jay Baruchel
• More Than Just a Scary Movie
• Inside the Making of an Action Scene

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Westworld meets The Truman Show in OVERRIDE! - This Sept

The future is here and it’s out of control in 4Digital Media’s dazzling sci-fi thriller starring Luke Goss, OVERRIDE, released 6 September. 

The legendary Luke Goss (Hellboy 2) stars alongside Superman himself Dean Cain, and Jess Impiazzi (The Seven, Dangerous Game) in OVERRIDE, a terrifically entertaining, smartly plotted mix of Ex Machina and I, Robot, about a futuristic reality show using an alluring female android that goes badly wrong, produced by Amar Adatia and Ada Chyrowska.

Ria (Jess Impiazzi) is a young woman who finds herself reliving the same day over and over. Each day Ria wakes up to her normal routine but finds a different person playing her husband ‘Jack’ by her side. Why? Because Ria is actually the star of her own reality show ‘A DAY WITH RIA’.

Each husband is a contestant, there to show the world what they are made of. Ria re-lives her perfect 1950’s housewife day over and over again, until one day her routine becomes tiresome and Ria holds the current Jack (Charlie Clapham) to ransom. 

This Jack also happens to be the Vice President (Dean Cain) of the USA’s son. These dramatic turns of events mean the public discovers the true massive conspiracy behind Ria, her husband(s) and one man’s (Luke Goss) secret vendetta against the Vice President.

Stylishly filmed, with sleek effects and a pulsing soundtrack, and a terrific performance from Impiazzi as a seriously sultry ‘perfect wife’ - the ‘Reality Interface Android’ (R.I.A) who goes off the rails, the film wouldn’t look out of place as a slick and sexy feature-length Black Mirror episode. 

As well as pop-idol-turned-prolific-action-star Goss, the film also features much-loved 80s pop star Sinitta and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt; as well Charlie Clapham (Hollyoaks, Kick Ass 2), Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Leon Ockenden (Coronation Street, Mr Selfridge), and Amar Adatia (Jags from EastEnders), who also produced the film.

Packed with action, dark satire and twists, and crammed with quirky details of what the world might look like in twenty years’ time, OVERRIDE joins the ranks of recent dystopian techno thrillers like Upgrade as a wild ride into a future world gone awry.

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ARROW PLAYER goes to Hollyweird this August

In August, ARROW premieres a superb Tinseltown satire, exclusive short films, Hobgoblins, Final Girls and Video Nasties!

Key highlights this August on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the exclusive premiere of brilliantly inventive comedy gem debut MAN UNDER TABLE, Elliot Page facing the aftermath of a virus in THE CURED, Justin Kurtzel’s devastating masterpiece THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, the classic music documentary on genius singer/songwriter DANIEL JOHNSON, Korean ghost stories, Japanese erotic horror, drug dealers onscreen, Folk Horror classics, a season of subterranean beasties, B-movie mayhem, and so much more... 

The feature debut from writer/director Noel David Taylor, MAN UNDER TABLE is a wildly inventive and original fantasy comedy, premiering exclusively on ARROW. Set against the backdrop of a crumbling dystopian Los Angeles, it pushes a spotlight onto the endlessly bizarre world of the Hollywood movie industry where things are never easy, dreams are crushed, content is king, and you’ll need to wear a gasmask to cope with the unnamed toxins in the polluted green.

The stylishly shot, and genuinely scary Korean chiller A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, directed by Kim Jee-woon (A Bittersweet Life, I Saw The Devil), about dark secrets in a family's past, is a devastating mix of style, scares and emotive storytelling that blurs the boundaries between genres and has had a profound influence on a new generation of filmmakers.

TV highlights for August include Season 2 of the superlative IRENE HUSS, based on the acclaimed books by Swedish author Helene Tursten, featuring six more feature-length episodes following a female police investigator in Gothenburg played by Angela Kovacs (Spring Tide, Wallander) and HASSEL, starring the amazing Ola Rapace (Skyfall) as a street smart detective who finds himself knee deep in corruption.

ALSO SHOWING: THE RICK SLOANE COLLECTION VOL 1, the grotesque and macabre BLIND BEAST, psychological thriller FINAL GIRL, women in prison, women on the run and out of control female cops, as well as sex-starved demons, cult hit SUTURE and more...


New Titles – From August 1

Irene Huss Season 2 (TV)

New Titles – From August 2

Man Under Table
Blind Beast
Final Girl
A Tale of Two Sisters
The Devil and Daniel Johnson
The Snowtown Murders

New Titles – From August 6

The Cured 

New Titles – From August 13

Goodbye Old Friend (Short film)
Mamma Don’t Go (Short film)
Vice Academy
Vice Academy Part 2
Vice Academy Part 3
The Visitants
Blood Theater

New Titles – From August 16 

Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape
Video Nasties: Draconian Days

New Titles – From August 20

Wonder Woman
Fugitive Girls
Sweet Sugar 

New Seasons this August


BAN THIS SICK FILTH PRESENTS: MORAL OUTRAGE - There really is no end to your depravity, is there? Well, it's good to see you returning to us so soon nonetheless. Now sit down, back nice and straight, and prepare yourself for more sinful and sick filth from the most warped and depraved minds. 'Moral Outrage' features disgusting films that star scream queens and former porn stars and contain dollops of dirty heavy metal and lashings of sadistic sexploitation. Documentaries are also abounding, in fact, there are some particular favourites of mine which record the wonderful attempts in the UK to ban heinous horror video cassettes. Such a shame you all never learn.

Titles include: Vice Academy,Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape, Orgies of Edo, Underwater Love

ARROW Extreme - A season that collects together all of our toughest watches. These titles will punish you and push you to the edge, but you will absolutely never ever forget having seen any of them. Don’t expect anything in here to pull any punches, this is a season of ferocious feature films that will shock and shake you, full of imagery that will sear itself onto your subconscious and take you places you never thought yourself brave enough to peek at from between your fingers. No body, theme or subject matter is left viciously unexplored by directors such as Lars von Trier, Abel Ferrara, Takashi Miike and Jörg Buttgereit in this collection of films that will leave you reeling and thinking for hours afterwards. ARROW Extreme is trigger warning city, population: all the coolest and most controversial creators on the planet.

Titles include: The House that Jack Built, Audition, Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2, Island of Death, Toys are not for Children 


YOUR OWN SUPPLY - Antihero drug dealers and users lead the line in a selection of ARROW films where class A distributors and dabblers are at the heart of the narcotics dusted action.

Titles include: King of New York, Mega Time Squad, The Hooked Generation 


WHAT THE FOLK?- Folk horror is so hot right now, and we at ARROW have obviously got a killer collection of countryside crackers that focus on the witch-y and the power of nature; where the ritualistic, rural darkness and folklore combine to create a unique streak of pastoral terror.

Titles include: Season of the Witch, Hagazussa, Dark August, The Ballad of Narayama


GOING UNDERGROUND - You may be tempted to delve beneath the earth in search of cooler temperatures this summer, but beware what lurks in the lonely places the daylight doesn't reach. The Going Underground collection features caves full of terrors, bodies secreted below floorboards and even subterranean public transportation is not safe - be it the sewers below New York or the London Underground, there are things down there that are waiting for you. And they are very, very hungry

Titles include: Trapped Alive, The Witch Who Came From the Sea, The Cold Light of Day, In the Aftermath 

Head to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. Available on the following Apps/devices: Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV; iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at

Tuesday 27 July 2021

FrightFest Second Wave announcement

Film news (UK): Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces second wave of films for August Cineworld event

It’s Full Scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces its second wave of hugely anticipated Discovery Screen and First Blood titles - a summer collection of provocative, edgy and transgressive entertainment to die for. There are fourteen World and ten European / International premieres amongst the thirty-four films on offer.


Eleven countries are represented, with titles ranging from Canadian entries BLOODTHIRSTY, Amelia Moses’ simmering LGBQT+ werewolf movie and sinister isolation thriller MOTHERLY to Francesco Erba’s AS IN HEAVEN, SO ON EARTH, a stunning Italian blend of live action and Gothic puppet animation. Then there’s Péter Bergendy’s sumptuous POST MORTEM, an epic Hungarian ghost story, Frida Kempff’s Swedish entry KNOCKING, a breakout Sundance sensation, and Belgium’s latest wildly inventive genre hit is the hallucinogenic HOTEL POSEIDON, a directorial feature debut from Stef Lernus. And from the UK, the cut-throat world of social media influencers is given the terror treatment in the World premiere of Marcus Harben’s FOLLOWERS.

Familiar FrightFest luminaries grace this year’s event. Graham Skipper teams up with NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise icon Lisa Wilcox to star in the world premiere of Mel House’s metaphysical horror MYSTERY SPOT, and after beguiling FrightFest with DRIVEN, director/writers/stars Glenn Payne and Casey Dillard present the World premiere of their new slasher, KILLER CONCEPT. Also welcomed back is Marcel Walz, who continues the terror travails of serial killer thriller BLIND with the UK premiere of PRETTY BOY.


Michael Mongillo, who wowed FrightFest in 2017 with DIANE brings us the World Premiere of intense body snatcher THE CHANGED. This will be an additional main screen presentation, with the leading cast in attendance. The one-take time travel suspense comedy, BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES, will now be shown as part of the Discovery stand.

The festival continues to unearth genre gems from South America and this year there are three shining examples from Argentina: Gonzalo Calzada, writer/director of the FrightFest 2018 selection LUCEFERINA, returns with the UK premiere of his astonishing tour de force NOCTURNA: SIDE A – THE GREAT OLD MAN’S NIGHT, and there are European premieres for José María Cicala’s SHADOW OF THE CAT, starring Danny Trejo as you’ve never seen him before and Alejandro Cohen Arazi’s cult hit THE UNBURIED. Plus, from Mexico, comes FORGIVENESS, a surreal, violent and revenge-laden horror thriller by new Mexploitation maestro Alex Kahuam.


The US continues to lead the way with innovating indie genre filmmaking and this year’s Stateside shockers are testament to that. ISOLATION is an incredibly rich anthology of nine chilling tales shot in lockdown, whilst BAD CANDY has been hailed as the best Halloween portmanteau since TRICK ‘R’ TREAT. Then there’s ANTIDOTE, which goes deep inside a horror hospital, Stephen King Simmons’ stunning black-and-white feature debut THE PARKER SESSIONS, which goes beyond our wildest existential nightmares, GREYWOOD’S PLOT, a creature feature send-up for our times and the intense drama TOUCH - the winner of the NYC Independent Film Best Movie and Director awards.



The fearsome fun continues with RED SNOW, a bloodsucking spook-a-blast that puts a stake through the heart of comedy horror, the unique LAGUNA AVE. where metal fetishism goes the full John Waters route, Beau Ballinger’s SHE WATCHES FROM THE WOODS, a chilling walk between supernatural curses and mental health, the disturbing familial psychodrama CAPTIVE and the out of this world NIGHT DRIVE

FrightFest has always championed genre documentaries and this year’s picks are at their engaging best.  WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR has been attracting much fantasy festival attention and it’s a 3-HOUR PLUS enchantment. Absolutely astonishing also is THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON, which tells you everything you need to know about the roots and growth of the shaky-cam genre and POV Cinema. Finally, Paul Hunt and Julie Kauffman’s obsessive THE BRILLIANT TERROR, is a totally absorbing delve into the Grassroots Horror movement.


The Arrow Video FrightFest First Blood strand has become a film industry watchword for those in the know wanting to discover the next great genre talent pool from the UK and Ireland. The five titles chosen for 2021, all World premieres, once more show the range of innovation and exciting breadth of the professionalism waiting to burst through into the mainstream. Seb Cox’s ARE WE MONSTERS is a unique werewolf coming-of-age saga, Ian Steele’s BOY #5 is an innovative take on the vampire myth, Leroy Kincaide’s THE LAST RITE is an authentic paranormal rollercoaster ride and Conor Buro’s WHEN THE SCREAMING STARTS is a spirited horror mockumentary. Finally, from Ireland, is Richard Waters’ BRING OUT THE FEAR, which explores a doomed relationship on its final day. Richard is a longtime FrightFest community member and a graduate of the festival’s innovative ‘New Blood’ strand.

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival, takes place at the Cineworld Leicester Square from Thurs August 26 – Monday 30 August, 2021.

Festival co-director Paul McEvoy said today: “At Arrow FrightFest this year we are thrilled to be presenting so many incredible new works from the International genre landscape. We’re showcasing a myriad of World Premiere screenings from many new and exciting talents, along with familiar names.The thrills are diverse and sensational, proving that the genre is truly alive, kicking and flourishing in these troubled times. We cannot wait to share the excitement with everyone”. 

Passes go on sale on Saturday 24th July. Single tickets go on sale Thursday 29th July

Festival pass: £165. Day passes: £35 (Thurs), £60 (Fri & Sat), £50 (Sun & Mon)

Festival and Day Pass holders will be able to buy a discounted Digital pass for £40

Single Tickets: £14.50.

The digital add-on will allow full access to the digital component of the festival that runs from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th September.  

Stand-alone tickets for the digital component of the 2021 Arrow video FrightFest will be available in August. Prices: £85 for full access and £7.50 for individual films.

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PLEASE NOTE: Over the next weeks Arrow Video FrightFest will be revealing the much-loved Short Film Showcases, the special events and the make-up of our Digital event,

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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY gets Limited Edition Blu-ray from Second Sight

In 2009 a low-budget horror arrived with little fanfare and quickly become a demonic force to be reckoned with, growing into an international horror phenomenon…that film was PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Scaring the living daylights out of audiences the world over and spawning many a sequel, this monster of a horror hit makes the most mundane into the most terrifying film of its time and is now set for the Limited Edition Blu-ray treatment, from expert in the field, Second Sight Films.

Director Oren Peli’s chiller became one of the most talked about horror films of the 21st century, going on to earn its place as one of the horror greats and redefining the found footage genre, it now gets a hauntingly brilliant new high-def release on 30 August 2021. The box set comes in a rigid, slipcase with new artwork by James Neal plus a book featuring brand new essays and collectors’ art cards, it also contains a slew of special features including audio commentaries, new cast and director interviews, an alternative ending and The Festival Cut ending.

A young couple, played with elan by Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat, move into a new home in the suburbs, but all is not well and they soon become convinced that it’s haunted by a demonic presence. In the hope of finding evidence they set a video camera up in their bedroom to film the room as they sleep. What they record is more terrifying than they could ever have imagined.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY ‘hit the bull's-eye of a particular cultural and cinematic zeitgeist’ (The Fright File), you’ll definitely want this Limited Edition Blu-ray in your possession.

- Audio commentary by Oren Peli
- Audio commentary by Mary Beth McAndrews and Terry Mesnard
- Breaking Normal: a new interview with Oren Peli
- The Marked One: a new interview with Katie Featherston
- The Man with the Camera: a new interview with Micah Sloat
- The Possessed: a new interview with Ashley Palmer
- Alternative Ending
- The Festival Cut ending
- Deleted scene
- English subtitles for the hearing impaired

- Rigid slipcase with new artwork by James Neal
- Soft cover book with new essays by Sarah Appleton, Anton Bitel, Shellie McMurdo and Pete Turner
- 6 collectors’ art cards

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SOUND OF VIOLENCE - UK Premiere at Arrow FrightFest and on Disc & Digital August

The thrilling and highly original new horror SOUND OF VIOLENCE has its UK Premiere at Arrow FrightFest, taking place between 26th - 30th August, and is coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital on 30th August from Dazzler Media.

In this thrilling new horror, a young girl recovers her hearing and gains synthetic abilities during the brutal murder of her family. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, as an adult she pursues a career in music composing her masterpieces through gruesome murders.

From the mind of talented new writer-director Alex Noyer and featuring a stunning lead performance from Jasmin Savoy Brown (2022’s Scream, The Leftovers), SOUND OF VIOLENCE is one of the most original and shocking horrors of the year.

SOUND OF VIOLENCE has its UK Premiere at Arrow FrightFest, 26th - 30th August, ahead of it's UK  BD, DVD & Digital release on 30th August from Dazzler media.

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Voyeur horror "EYE WITHOUT A FACE" on Digital 23 Aug

Do you know who’s watching this very moment? Brand new horror feature EYE WITHOUT A FACE from director Ramin Niami (Paris, Shirin In Love) combines chills, thrills and bloody murder to bring the voyeur genre bang up to date.

Holed up in his LA apartment agoraphobic Henry (Dakota Shapiro – The Affair, Valley Of The Boom), spends his days hacking into the webcams of unsuspecting local young women, seeing himself as their protector and guardian angel, rather than what he really is… a stalker. But his creepy peeks take a sinister turn as he starts to suspect one of his ‘friends’, Laura (Vladka Verevko – South Park, Suits), is a killer

When his YouTuber flat mate Eric (Luke Cook – Dynasty, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) steps in to try and put a stop to the twisted hobby, things take a turn for the worse. With Henry becoming more and more convinced that the woman is a murderer and Laura beginning to suspect she’s being watched, the two are soon on a collision course – who will make it out alive?

This edgy movie creeps on to Digital 23 August for its UK Premiere from Miracle M. 

Streaming this August on SHUDDER (UK and Eire)

Shudder’s Summer of Chills continues with a new movie premiere every week, plus new additions to Shudder’s growing library, including genre classics and recent fan favourites

New Shudder original series

SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD – Premieres 12 August, New Episodes Every Thursday

A wealthy but dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up. Starring David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) alongside cast members from previous instalments of the Slasher franchise in brand new roles, including Paula Brancati (Dark Oracle), Jefferson Brown (Carrie), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Sabrina Grdevich (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), and Christopher Jacot (Going the Distance). New to the franchise are Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goosen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure) and Alex Ozerov (The Americans).

New Shudder original & streaming exclusive films

TEDDY – Premieres 5 August **A Shudder Original Film

Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal impulses soon start to overcome the young man. Directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma. Starring Anthony Bajon (The Prayer), Ludovic Torrent, Christine Gautier, Noémie Lvovsky, Guillaume Mattera, Jean-Paul Fabre, Alexis Orlandini, Gérard Pau and Jean-Michel Ricart.

BLEED WITH ME – Premieres 10 August **A Shudder Original Film

Rowan, a vulnerable outsider, is thrilled when the seemingly perfect Emily invites her on a winter getaway to an isolated cabin in the woods. Trust soon turns to paranoia when Rowan wakes up with mysterious incisions on her arm. Haunted by dream-like visions, Rowan starts to suspect that her friend is drugging her and stealing her blood. She’s paralyzed by the fear of losing Emily, but she must fight back before she loses her mind. Bleed With Me is a psychological horror that juxtaposes tenderness and violence in an investigation of female intimacy and dangerous codependency. Directed by Amelia Moses. Starring Lee Marshall, Lauren Beatty and Aris Tyros.

JAKOB'S WIFE – Premieres 19 August **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Anne is in her late 50s and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past thirty years. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a toll on her marriage and a heavy body count. Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor). Starring horror icons Barbara Crampton (You’re Next) and Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk).

MOSQUITO STATE – Premieres 26 August ** A Shudder Exclusive Film

August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca 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. Directed by Filip Jan Rymsza. Co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno. Starring Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird), Charlotte Vega (Wrong Turn), Jack Kesy (Claws) and Olivier Martinez (Texas Rising).

New additions to Shudder's Movie Library

2 August


A young woman sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media.


After a vivid dream, Maude Ashton returns to Adelaide, certain she now knows the whereabouts of her missing twin sister.

6 August


A female high school student's slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood.


Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

9 August


A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake that cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work.

11 August


Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife and newborn son learns that the hard way. However, when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

13 August


A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late-night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lockdown before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions and goes on a killing spree.

17 August


Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps and critters of his own creation.

20 August


Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.

23 August


An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the U.K.

30 August


A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.


When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.


A young woman who was missing reappears, but she claims to be someone else entirely.



Felissa Rose, Ari Lehman and Brent "Hitman" Hart star in DEMENTED this August.

New Blood Entertainment Releasing will be distributing Nigel Hartwell's new horror film DEMENTED, which is released to Disc and Digital August

For one female entity time stands still, while for another time travels back and forth between the plains of the supernatural and the earthly horrors of exploitation and murder. Under the guise of true love, Senica leads countless women down a dangerous path of no return. Guided only by the loyalty of Amanda and the sancity of sisterhood. This story attempts to raise awareness as it runs the full spectrum of the human condition and exposes the sometimes dark pathology of today's Social Media.  

The film stars horror icons Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), and Wrestling Icons Bret "Hitman" Hart (Former WWE Champ), Angelina Love (Current Women of Honor Champ), Dakota House (X-files, North of 60) Cheyenne Ennis (Insight of Evil) and Barry J Gillis (Things Wicked World).

This retro 1980s style horror film will be available on all major VOD platforms (Amazon, Vudu, I-tunes, Vimeo, Google Play) and also will be available worldwide on Amazon in physical media DVD/VHS/Blu-ray from Friday, August the 13th.

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Fright-Rags has debuted its first pair of board shorts as part of its Jaws franchise collection. Fresh designs and classic tees are also available from Prince of Darkness, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Night of the Creeps.

The Jaws franchise swims into Fright-Rags. Leading the collection is Jaws board shorts, which feature a shark design on the front, a Jaws patch on the back, net-lined pockets, and a drawstring. The line also includes new shirts from Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge, plus reprints of two best-selling Jaws designs.

This is not a dream: Fright-Rags has released a Prince of Darkness collection. The John Carpenter cult classic is awakened with five shirts, including one that glows in the dark and another featuring Alice Cooper.

Fright-Rags parodies Kiss’ Love Gun album cover with Killer Klowns from Outer Space T-shirts and baseball tees. Three previous Killer Klowns designs have also been restocked.

Celebrate 35 years of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 with Fright-Rags shirts. Texas is for Sawyers on a new design, while the buzz is back with a reprint of classic art.

Fright-Rags will thrill you with Night of the Creeps apparel. A new design featuring Tom Atkins' character comes on blue tie-dye tees, plus scream like a banshee for restocks of two old designs.

Jaws, Prince of Darkness, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Night of the Creeps collections are on sale now at

Wednesday 21 July 2021

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID - roars on to Disc and Digital August

Lauded by horror royalty Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King, Issa López’s critically acclaimed TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a harrowing and enthralling film that is set amid life in Mexico where the cartel wars are part of everyday life and is shown through the eyes of innocent children. Premiering at FrightFest and originally released on Shudder, this astounding feature is now set for its UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital release courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Drawing comparisons to Pans Labyrinth with its dark fairytale nature, and combining real life horror with fantasy, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID captivates and shocks its audience with its young cast bringing the tale to life. Critically acclaimed at international film festivals, and with beguiling performances from Juan Ramón López in his feature debut and Paola Lara in the lead role makes the movie all the more terrifying and poignant.

Estella (Paolo Lara) lives in Mexico where a sprawling drug war is raging. When a harrowing shooting takes place near her school, her teacher passes her three pieces of chalk capable of granting three wishes. When she returns home, she finds her Mum missing, taken by the drug lords. Using one of the wishes, she’s plunged into a supernatural misadventure. Forced to join a street gang to get answers, and take down the cartel, will Estella be able to find out what happened to her mum and defeat the villainous crime boss Chino?

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a not to-be missed stunningly original piece of filmmaking that shines a light on the shocking lives of children embroiled in the cartel wars, set against a thrilling supernatural fantasy. 

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The film is released to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 23 August 2021.

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The Horror Channel raises hell in August

August is a wicked month on Horror Channel, as the UK’s number 1 destination for genre films revives some horror, sci-fi and fantasy classics – including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER trilogy, which has one of the most stylish and ferociously original horror fantasy franchises ever and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990), Tom Savini’s colour remake of George Romero's original Night Of The Living Dead, which transcended the world of horror movies to become a film classic

Other highlights include RE-ANIMATOR, the late Stuart Gordon’s darkly comic classic, that has been acknowledged as one of the most celebrated, outrageous and original horror films of all time, TREMORS, Ron Underwood’s affectionate throwback to 1950s creature features, which is still seen as the king slacker of monster movies and ROLLERBALL (2002), the head-slamming remake of the 1975 Sci-Fi hit, directed by John McTiernan,

Also making a return is Sci-fi TV series THE 4400. The highly rated cable drama, originally slated to run only as a five-part miniseries, eventually ran for four seasons Producers included Francis Ford Coppola.

Full film details in transmission order:

Sunday 1 August @ 21:00 - ROLLERBALL (2002)

Jonathan Crossis the most popular player in the fastest and most extreme sport of all time: Rollerball. But things go wrong when Rollerball’s creator, Petrovich (Jean Reno), realises that serious on-court accidents bring higher ratings. Soon, the players are trapped in Petrovich’s manipulations, playing for their lives in a new game without any rules.

Tuesday 3 August @ 22:50 – HELLRAISER (1987)

Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman) has solved the mystery of the Lament Configuration puzzle box, a sort of evil Rubik’s cube. Unfortunately he inadvertently opens a doorway to Hell and, in death, enters the world of the Cenobites, a race of sadistic supernatural beings led by a bald Cenobite (Doug Bradley).

Friday 6 August @ 21:00 –NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

A brother and sister visit their family cemetery. The first attack comes without warning, forcing Barbara (Patricia Tallman) to leave her brother lying bloodied and unconscious while she runs for refuge in a nearby farmhouse. Soon, she is joined by others - seven people with nothing in common but their terror of the hideous cannibals who claw at their windows and doors with an insatiable appetite for living human flesh.

Tuesday 10 August @ 22:50 - HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND (1989)

Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) has witnessed too many horrific images for her young mind to take and is placed in the care of Doctor Channard (Kenneth Cranham). No one believes Kirsty’s wild and weird tales, except the Doctor who has secretly been searching for the pleasures the dark side can bring. Soon the walls at the institute begin to crack and bleed and once dead faces from Kirsty’s recent past return to haunt her. And a Cenobite known as Pinhead (Doug Bradley) vows to tear her soul apart.

Tuesday 17 August @ 22:50 - HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH (1993)

Pinhead (Doug Bradley) has been caged in the Torture Pillar, his evil secured for all eternity. But a club owner J.P. Monroe (Kevin Bernhardt) buys this bizarre sculpture and accidentally cuts himself during its installation, dripping blood onto the ancient monument. This resurrects Pinhead, but this time he’s up against a reporter Joey Summerskill (Terri Farrell) who battles Pinhead into facing his own, tortured past.

From Wednesday 18 August @ 18:00, weekdays – THE 4400 (2004)

This classy sci-fi TV series revolves around the sudden reappearance of 4400 missing people. All were presumed dead or reported missing over several decades, and many return to their former lives on Earth - but with startling powers. Among those assigned to unravel their mystery is an earnest crime investigator whose nephew is one of the returned.

Tuesday 24 August @ 22:50 – RE-ANIMATOR (1985)

A medical student returns from Austria after working in regenerative experiments with a well-known scientist who died under mysterious circumstances. He enrols at Miskatonic University where he differs with his professor on issues of the time of death, and eventually enlists his roommate to help him continue experiments on re-animating the dead

Thursday 27 August @ 21:00 – TREMORS (1990)

Kevin Bacon stars in this revved up monster movie made with an enthusiastic nod to classic 1950s monster flicks. Two handymen must battle must battle giant carnivorous sandworms that threaten their small Nevada town. The eccentric and resilient townspeople must do everything in their powers to survive this new man-axing species.


British Black Comedy THE TOLL - in UK Cinemas and on Premium Digital Aug

THE TOLL is a hugely entertaining, irresistibly clever and darkly-comic crime caper, reminiscent of the Coen brothers’ finest work and starring Michael Smiley (Kill List, Luther), Annes Elwy (Little Women), Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones) and Paul Kaye (The Ghoul).

On the Pembrokeshire border, a man (Smiley) working solo shifts in the quietest toll booth in Wales, hides from a criminal past where nobody would ever look. As his past actions catch up with him and his peace is shattered, he enlists the help of local ne’er-do-wells and oddballs, including a female Elvis impersonator, rampaging triplets and disgruntled sheep farmers, while village police officer Catrin (Elwy) grows increasingly suspicious…

With an all-star cast of British talent, The Toll is a deliciously dark journey into the wild west of Wales from debut director Ryan Andrew Hooper. The Toll stars Michael Smiley, Iwan Rheon, Paul Kaye, Annes Elwy, Steve Oram (Sightseers) and Julian Glover (The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only).

Signature Entertainment presents THE TOLL in UK cinemas and on Premium Digital 27 August.

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Hilarious docu-comedy 'THE PARAPOD - A VERY BRITISH GHOST HUNT" - coming to UK cinemas Sept

Blue Finch Film Releasing & Infinite Hermit are excited to announce that hilarious new docu-comedy THE PARAPOD - A VERY BRITISH GHOST HUNT will be coming to UK cinemas this September & on VOD 27th September. 

After 3.5 million podcast downloads, sold-out live shows and hit specials, get ready to go on the road with hardwired skeptic Ian Boldsworth. Follow as he goes head-to-head with lifelong believer Barry Dodds to discover the truth about the supernatural. 

Taking to the roads of the UK in a souped-up hearse, they visit the UK’s most haunted village, the home of the world’s most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between. What follows is a rollercoaster of conflict and hilarity, as Barry tries – with increasing desperation – to find the proof to convince his cynical friend that ghosts are real.

Documentary-filmed completely on location over a three-year period, THE PARAPOD - A VERY BRITISH GHOST HUNT is produced by Bil Bungay (Moon, Diego Maradona, Nureyev, When The Lights Went Out), directed by and starring award-winning podcast pioneer Ian Boldsworth (The ParaPod, Peacock & Gamble Podcast, The Mental Podcast) with multi-award-winning comedian Barry Dodds.

THE PARAPOD - A VERY BRITISH GHOST HUNT is coming to cinemas this September and on VOD 27th September

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Japanese monster movies THE DAIMAJIN TRILOGY - on Limited Edition BD

THE DAIMAJIN TRILOGY saw Daiei’s Kyoto studios bringing its own iconic movie monster to life in a unique but short-lived series that transplants the Golem legend to Japan’s Warring States period of the late-16th century.

In DAIMAJIN, directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (Yokai Monsters, Zatoichi on the Road), the young son and daughter of the benevolent feudal lord Hanabusa flee to the mountains when their parents are slain by the treacherous usurper Odate. Ten years later, when the elderly priestess who has harboured them is also murdered, the rage of the slumbering ancient god that lies beneath the crumbling giant stone idol hidden deep in the forests in the mountains is invoked. 

In RETURN OF DAIMAJIN, Kenji Misumi (Tale of Zatoichi, Lone Wolf and Cub) brings his usual stylistic flourish, as the wrathful deity is roused from his new home on an island in the middle of a lake by the violent incursions of a vicious warlord. In the final film, WRATH OF DAIMAJIN, by veteran jidaigeki director Kazuo Mori, four young boys make a perilous trip to elicit the help of the ancient mountain god in freeing their family members who have been enslaved by a tyrannical lord.

Remarkably overlooked in the West, these three thrilling tales of feudal oppression and divine retribution meted out by the iconic stone warrior of the title combine lavish period detail with jaw-dropping special effects.

Special Features:

• High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the three Daimajin films
• Lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio for all films
• Optional English subtitles
• Illustrated collector’s 100 page book featuring new essays by Jonathan Clements, Keith Aiken, Ed Godziszewski, Raffael Coronelli, Erik Homenick, Robin Gatto and Kevin Derendorf
• Postcards featuring the original Japanese artwork for all three films
• Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank

• Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film expert Stuart Galbraith IV
• Newly filmed introduction by critic Kim Newman
• Bringing the Avenging God to Life, a brand new exclusive video essay about the special effects of the Daimajin films by Japanese film historian Ed Godziszewski
• Alternate opening credits for the US release as Majin - The Monster of Terror
• Trailers for the original Japanese and US releases
• Image gallery

• Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film experts Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
• My Summer Holidays with Daimajin, a newly filmed interview with Professor Yoneo Ota, director of the Toy Film Museum, Kyoto Film Art Culture Research Institute, about the production of the Daimajin films at Daiei Kyoto
• From Storyboard to Screen: Bringing Return of Daimajin to Life, a comparison of several key scenes in Return of Daimajin with the original storyboards
• Alternate opening credits for the US release as Return of the Giant Majin
• Trailers for the original Japanese and US releases
• Image gallery

• Brand new audio commentary by Asian historian Jonathan Clements
• Interview with cinematographer Fujio Morita discussing his career at Daiei and his work on the Daimajin Trilogy
• Trailers for the original Japanese release
• Image Gallery

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Wednesday 14 July 2021

Lucio Fulci's THE PSYCHIC - on Disc and Digital, August.

Shameless is proud to present Lucio 'The Godfather of Gore' Fulci's THE PSYCHIC (aka Murder To the Tune of the Seven Black Notes) like never seen before, extensively restored from new 2K-scanned materials.

Jennifer O'Neill, fresh from Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent, plays Virginia, a woman who has had psychic powers since childhood when she sensed her mother’s suicide… 

Now newly-married, Virginia becomes plagued by waking visions of bloody deaths and meaningless torment. With the aid of her parapsychologist friend (Marc Porel), she tries to uncover the meaning of the horrific visions only to discover they are premonitions of future deaths…

Get ready for a Hitchcockian whodunit like no other. From the visionary Lucio Fulci, enter the disjointed universe of THE PSYCHIC where reality and dreams, the dead and the living, the past and present are all interconnected. In the words of Stephen Thrower, "The Psychic deserves careful consideration as one of Fulci's best films".

- Extensively restored in 2k from a new scan
- Limited edition numbered O-Card (first 2,000 units)
- English and alternative Italian audio
- Revised English subtitles
- Touching Fate - A new exclusive interview of Antonella Fulci about The Psychic
- Daddy Dearest - An interview with Antonella Fulci about her father Lucio Fulci
- Restoration process for The Psychic – showing different stages
- Escape from Doom - An interview with writer Dardano Sacchetti on working with Fulci
- Behind the Wall - An interview with Fabio Frizzi on scoring The Psychic (the music later used by Tarantino)

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Shameless Films present Lucio Fulci's horror classic THE PSYCHIC on Blu-ray and On Demand from 9th August.

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Watch the official trailer for FEAR STREET PART 3: 1666 - on Netflix from Friday Jul 16th

FEAR STREET PART 3: 1666 is available to view on Netflix from Friday July 16th.

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The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 - Out Now
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 - Out Now
Fear Street Part 3: 1666 - July 16

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Simon Boswell & Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN join forces for special one-off concert

Born Again Concerts in arrangement with Etrurian Legion Promotions proudly present HORROR MUSIC LEGENDS, with the legendary Simon Boswell & Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN joining forces for special one-off concert

EartH Theatre, London, plays host for one night only as two masters of the Horror Soundtrack come together to create an evening of instrumental terror, performing tracks from such classic films as Demons, Demons 2, Suspiria, Tenebre, Dawn of the Dead, Shallow Grave, Dust Devil, Santa Sangre, Stage Fright and Lord of Illusions

First brought together by Italian filmmaker Dario Argento in 1984 to write the score to PHENOMENA, BAFTA and BRiT-nominated composer Boswell and iconic Italian progressive rock band GOBLIN will be presenting a night of horror and Giallo from their  celebrated careers, playing together for the first time in London, in what promises to be a rare treat for both music and film fans.

Presented by Born Again Concerts in arrangement with Etrurian Legion Promotion, Simon Boswell and Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN will perform at EartH Theatre, 11-17 Stoke Newington Road. London N16 8BH on Saturday 11th December 2021. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets: £32.50 advance (S.T.B.F.) 

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