Monday 29 November 2021

Shot-on-Video Sci-Fi Horror Throwback FORGOTTEN TRASH Invades the Internet

Many modern films embrace 1980s nostalgia, but few embody the lo-fi aesthetic like Forgotten Trash. The shot-on-video sci-fi horror movie is available for digital download from Retro Video Pictures.

A recent film school graduate stumbles across an alien in the woods who convinces him to help with an intergalactic television show. Little does he know that the extraterrestrial entertainment involves traveling from planet to planet and killing the inhabitants.

Forgotten Trash is written and directed by Brandon Espana, whose passion for filmmaking bleeds into the storyline along with social commentary regarding media consumption. Connor McDonald and Steve Kasan (Lifechanger, Dark Side of the Ring) star.

Rather than adding digital effects, Espana shot the movie on a MiniDV camcorder then transferred it to VHS to capture the grainy visuals. It plays like a genuine relic rather than a pastiche of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia.

"I wasn't trying to make something self-referential," Espana explains. "It was always intended to be a straightforward, low-budget genre movie that draws influence from '70s and early '80s regional horror."

Clocking in at just shy of an hour, Forgotten Trash is a brisk throwback to the halcyon days of VHS. It's accompanied by the ghastly short film The Apparition and Ms. Delware.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

Forgotten Trash can be purchased digitally, along with Espana's other shot-on-video horror film Stir Crazy, via Google Form.

JAKOB'S WIFE and SEANCE coming to BD from Acorn Media, January

More fantastic Shudder Originals get physical releases in January from Acorn Media International


Legendary Horror star Barbara Crampton takes the lead in Travis Stevens’ (Girl on the Third Floor) bloody brilliant vampire feature Jakob’s Wife a Shudder Exclusive that’s set for its UK Blu-ray debut from Acorn Media International on 10 January 2022. It will also be available on DVD and digital.

Anne (Crampton – Re-Animator, From Beyond) lives in a small town and is married to minister Jakob (Larry Fessenden - The House of the Devil) but, after 30 years, life is rather dull and she yearns for something more.

Following a chance encounter with ‘The Master’ she discovers bite marks on her neck and suddenly an overwhelming sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before consume her.  But Anne soon discovers these changes come with a heavy burden… An ever-increasing body count and a serious toll on her marriage.

For a vampire feature with real bite take a pew and view Jakob’s Wife, a marriage made in hell.

Special Features: The Making of Jakob’s Wife and Deleted Scenes 

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From the creators of You’re Next and Orphan comes Séance, a twisted tale of dark and dangerous dabbling with the dead, from director Simon Barrett (co-writer of You’re Next and The Guest) in his feature film debut. Chilling audiences on its Shudder Exclusive premiere, this hair-raising horror arrives on UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 17 January 2022 courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation, Insurgent) plays Camille Meadows, the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Desperate to fit in and make new friends, when a group of girls  invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, she feels obliged to join in.

They set up a séance to try and summon the spirit of a dead former student who is said to haunt the school halls, but little do they know the devastation they’re about to unleash.  Before dawn, one of the girls is dead, and the rest of them are left others wondering what they have awakened.

Also starring Madisen Beaty, Ella-Rae Smith, Inanna Sarkis and Seamus Patterson. 

Special Features include: Director Commentary, Behind-the-Scenes, Outtakes, Deleted Scenes and more

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A 4K UHD Argento, a controversial horror classic, a cult slasher, and five by Chabrol coming Feb from Arrow

Arrow Video’s February films include a superb uncut release of a disturbing shocker, a beautiful restoration of a rare 1980s slasher gem starring Steve Railsback, a box set from French master Claude Chabrol, and a dazzling presentation of a Dario Argento classic.

The releases will come in Arrow Video’s superb packaging, with expert restorations of the films, informative new commentaries and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as posters, art cards and booklets, collectable O-cards and reproduction lobby cards, original and newly commissioned artwork, and alternate cuts of the films - as well as the first ever Arrow Video release to include audio descriptions!

DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE - On Limited Edition Blu-ray 7th Feb

A legendary title from the Video Nasties era, Joseph Ellison’s relentlessly bleak and disturbing Don’t Go In The House has lost none of its power to shock in the decades since it was first censored by the BBFC and seized by UK authorities. 

Donny Kohler (The Sopranos’ Dan Grimaldi in a gripping central performance), a disturbed loner unhealthily obsessed with fire, comes home from his factory job one day to find his abusive mother has died. Now all alone in the large Gothic mansion he calls home and consumed in an inferno of insanity, he is finally able to fulfil his violent revenge fantasies against her. 

Soon, any woman unlucky enough to enter is forced to come face to face with the worst fate imaginable in the secret steel-clad chamber of death he has built in the house’s depths… 

Now fully uncut and making its UK high definition premiere in a brand new 2K restoration, the film that dares to ask “What if Norman Bates had a flamethrower?” is back in a definitive collectors’ edition with both original and extended versions.

• Limited edition O-card featuring newly commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
• Reversible sleeve and fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
• Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lindsay Hallam and James Flower

• Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative by Severin Films
• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of two different versions of the film: the 83-minute uncut Theatrical Version, and the 89-minute Television Version with additional scenes and alternate footage
• Original lossless mono audio on both cuts
• Optional English audio description for the blind on both cuts
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
• Brand new commentary on the Theatrical Version by director Joseph Ellison and producer Ellen Hammill
• Archive commentary on the Theatrical Version by star Dan Grimaldi
• “House” Keeping, a brand new featurette by Severin Films interviewing associate producer Matthew Mallinson and co-writer/producer Joe Masefield
• We Went in the House, a brand new featurette by Severin Films with Michael Gingold revisiting the locations from the film, including the iconic house
• Playing with Fire, an archive interview with star Dan Grimaldi from 2005
• Original theatrical trailers and TV spots
• Image gallery

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Extended Version (92 mins) of the film, with the additional scenes from the Television Version re-inserted into the uncensored Theatrical Version
• Original lossless mono audio
• Optional English audio description for the blind
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary on the Extended Version by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
• Minds on Fire, a brand new video essay by David Flint putting the film into context
• Burn Baby Burn and The Burning Man, two archive interviews with director Joseph Ellison
• Grindhouse All-Stars: Notes From the Sleaze Cinema Underground, a documentary by High Rising Productions from 2017 interviewing exploitation filmmakers Matt Cimber, Joseph Ellison, Roy Frumkes and Jeff Lieberman

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The film is also available in a VIDEO NASTY EDITION, exclusive to the Arrow Video Store, which has the additional special features.

• Limited edition O-card featuring original “video nasty” VHS artwork
• Reversible sleeve and fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
• Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lindsay Hallam and James Flower

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Theatrical Version from a 2K scan of an uncut British internegative, in widescreen and ‘exposed open matte’ presentations with original lossless mono audio
• Cinema Mode: Watch the film with a recreation of an opening cinema programme from the early-1980s
• VHS Mode: Watch the film in a transfer of the original ‘video nasty’ VHS release, with uncut and censored options

DEADLY GAMES - On Blu-Ray 21st Feb

Steve Railsback (famed for his unhinged performance as Charles Manson in 1976’s TV mini-series Helter Skelter) is at his sinister best as a troubled Vietnam Vet in 1982’s Deadly Games - a tale of madness, murder and adultery from writer/director Scott Mansfied.

A masked maniac with a penchant for a horror-themed board game is playing his own twisted game with the women of a small American town. Each time the dice is rolled, another victim meets a grisly end. Returning home to mourn the death of her murdered sister, Keegan (Jo Ann Harris) befriends local cop Roger and oddball cinema projectionist Billy (Railsback) - but soon finds herself in the killer’s sights.

Originally entitled Who Fell Asleep, Deadly Games is an intriguing early ’80s slasher oddity which benefits from focusing as much on the development of its female-led cast as it does on its scenes of stalking and slashing. Available for the first time ever on disc, Arrow Video is proud to present this long-overlooked creepy gem in a brand new restoration from the recently-unearthed camera negative!

• Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
• Original uncompressed mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
• Sooty’s a S**t - a brand new interview with actor Jere Rae-Mansfield
• Practical Magic - a brand new interview with special effects and stunt co-ordinator John Eggett
• Extensive image gallery featuring never-before-seen production photos and promotional material
• Original Trailer
• Original screenplay under the title Who Fell Asleep [BD-ROM content]
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Ralf Krause

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by film historian/author Amanda Reyes

There's also a LIMITED EDITION release, exclusive to the Arrow store, which also comes with a Limited Edition O-card, featuring original artwork 

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LIES AND DECEIT : FIVE FILMS BY CLAUDE CHABROL - On Limited Edition Blu-ray 21st Feb

Too often overlooked and undervalued, Claude Chabrol was the first of the Cahiers du Cinema critics to release a feature film and would be among the most prolific. The sneaky anarchist of the French New Wave, he embraced genre as a means of lifting the lid on human nature. Nothing is sacred and nothing is certain in the films of Claude Chabrol: anything can be corrupted, and usually will be.

The hidden meanness of provincial life is at the heart of Cop Au Vin (Poulet au vinaigre), as deaths and disappearances intersect around the attempt by a corrupt syndicate of property developers to force a disabled woman and her son from their home. Actor Jean Poiret would prove so compelling as the laconic Detective Inspector Lavardin - good cop/bad cop all in one - that the sequel would be titled after him. Inspector Lavardin sees the titular detective investigating the murder of a wealthy and respected catholic author, renowned for his outspoken views against indecency, whose body is found naked and dead on the beach. 

In Madame Bovary, Chabrol directs one of his greatest collaborators, actress Isabelle Huppert, in perhaps the definitive depiction of Flaubert’s classic heroine. Meanwhile Betty, adapted from the novel of the same name by Maigret author Georges Simenon, is a scathing attack on the upper-middle classes, featuring an extraordinary performance by Marie Trintignant as a woman spiraling into alcoholism, but fighting to redefine herself. Finally, in Torment (L’enfer) Chabrol picks up a project abandoned by Henri Georges Clouzot, in which a husband’s jealousy and suspicion of his wife drive him to appalling extremes. Francois Cluzet and Emmanuelle Beart give career best performances as the husband and wife tearing each other apart.

With brand new digital restorations, this inaugural Arrow Video collection of Claude Chabrol on Blu-ray brings together a wealth of passionate contributors and archival extras to shed fresh light on the films and the filmmaker. Dark, witty, ruthless, mischievous: if you’ve never seen Chabrol before, you’re in for a treat. If you have, they’ve never looked better.

• High definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all five films
• New 4K restorations of Madame Bovary, Betty, and Torment (L’enfer)
• Original lossless French PCM mono audio on Cop Au Vin (Poulet au vinaigre), Inspector Lavardin, Madame Bovary, and Betty
• Original lossless French PCM stereo audio on Torment (L’enfer)
• Optional English Subtitles
• Fully illustrated 80-page collector's booklet of new writing on the films by film critics Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Philip Kemp, and Sam Wigley plus select archival material
• Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

• Brand new commentary by film critic Ben Sachs
• An Interview with Ian Christie, a brand new interview with film historian Ian Christie about the cinema of Claude Chabrol
• Claude Chabrol at the BFI, Chabrol discusses his career in this hour long archival interview conducted on-stage at the National Film Theatre in 1994
• Claude Chabrol, Jean Poiret & Stephane Audran in conversation, an archival Swiss TV episode in which the director and cast discuss Cop Au Vin (Poulet au vinaigre)
• Archive introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
• Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
• Theatrical Trailer
• Image Gallery

• Brand new commentary by film critic Ben Sachs
• Why Chabrol?, a brand new interview with film critic Sam Wigley about why the films of Claude Chabrol remain essential viewing
• Archive introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
• Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
• Theatrical Trailer
• Image Gallery

• Brand new commentary by film critic Kat Ellinger
• Imagining Emma: Madame Bovary on screen, a brand new visual essay by film historian Pamela Hutchinson
• Archive introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
• Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
• Theatrical Trailer
• Image Gallery

• Brand new commentary by film critic Kat Ellinger
• Betty, from Simenon to Chabrol, a brand new visual essay by French Cinema historian Ginette Vincendeau
• An Interview with Ros Schwartz, a brand new interview with the English translator of the Georges Simenon novel on which the film is based
• Archive introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
• Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
• Theatrical Trailer
• Image Gallery

• Brand new commentary by film critics Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson
• On Henri Georges Clouzot, an archival interview with Claude Chabrol in which he talks about fellow director Henri Georges Clouzot (Les diaboliques), whose original attempt to make L’enfer was abandoned, and how the project came to Chabrol
• An Interview with Marin Karmitz, an archival interview with Marin Karmitz, Chabrol’s most frequent producer
• Archive introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
• Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
• Theatrical Trailer

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PHENOMENA - On Limited Edition UHD Blu-ray 28th Feb

From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena – one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp! 

Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” to attend an exclusive girls’ school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin’s headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim… 

Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento’s decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (The Pyjama Girl Case), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presenting all three versions of the film – including the radically different “Creepers” cut released in the US – in a sumptuous new 4K restoration, this is the definitive release of Argento’s creepy classic.

• New 4K restoration of the original 116-minute Italian version, the 110-minute international English version and the 83-minute US “Creepers” version from the original camera negative by Arrow films
• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentations of all three versions in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
• Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Mikel J. Koven, Rachael Nisbet and Leonard Jacobs
• Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
• Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards

• Lossless Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements

• Lossless “hybrid” English/Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack*
• English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the hybrid soundtrack
• Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of Murder by Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
• Of Flies and Maggots, a feature-length 2017 documentary produced for Arrow Films, including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Iacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
• Archival interview with Andi Sex Gang musician Simon Boswell
• Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
• “Jennifer” music video, directed by Dario Argento
• Japanese pressbook gallery

• Lossless English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks on the international version, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements

• Lossless English PCM 1.0 mono soundtrack on Creepers, mastered from the original 3 track DME magnetic mix
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary on the international version by Argento scholar and author Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio/television commentator David Del Valle
• The Three Sarcophagi, a visual essay by Arrow producer Michael Mackenzie comparing the different cuts of Phenomena
• US theatrical trailer
• US radio spots

*The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles. 

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The film will also be available in a LIMITED EDITION ARTE ORIGINAL release, exclusive to the Arrow Store, Amazon ans Zaavi and a LIMITED EDITION CREEPERS release, exclusive to the Arrow Store. Featuring alternate packaging artwork and containing a different poster.




Network Distributing to partner with Hammer Films

Network Distributing has concluded a deal with Hammer Films to form Hammer Studios Ltd. The new company will manage and control Hammer’s interests in its substantial library of content such as The Woman in Black (2012), Let Me In (2010), Dracula (1958), The Abominable Snowman (1957) and The Quatermass Experiment (1953), and will see heavy investment both in restoration and new production development from both its owned and newly created IP.

Network’s Managing Director Tim Beddows and Financial Director Jonathan Lack, and Hammer’s CEO Simon Oakes will head the new company.

Network Managing Director Tim Beddows said: ‘This partnership is a really exciting opportunity to merge Hammer’s amazing library with Network’s infrastructure. Whilst we work our way through restoring its entire back catalogue for future generations’ enjoyment, we’re equally excited about the development of new productions from the Hammer canon.’

Hammer CEO Simon Oakes said: ‘This new partnership will, for the first time, professionalise the restoration and creation of elements that are essential for distribution of the Hammer library across all media. At the same time we will, with Network, be able to build on the legacy of Britain’s most iconic film brand, one that started in 1934 and is alive and kicking in 2021.’

About Network Distributing
Network Distributing has been mining the vaults of TV companies and film studios since 1997, unearthing original films from visionary directors on the fringes of mainstream cinema and beyond. Its award-winning restoration team has worked on iconic brands such as The Woman in Black, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Prisoner, Gerry Anderson’s slate plus hundreds of British films released under The British Film imprint. Working with the likes of ITV, BBC, ITC, Fremantle, Studiocanal and many others its team of TV and film experts have brought back more than 3000 releases, available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

About Hammer Films
Established in 1934, Hammer Films is one of the most prolific independent production companies in the world, encompassing all genres it remains best known for the ground-breaking reinvention of cinematic horror starting with Dracula in 1958, continuing to the present day with The Woman in Black and beyond. More than 60 years after Hammer revolutionised post-war cinema, the company is still pushing the boundaries of horror entertainment. The company’s latest film, The Lodge, was released in 2020.

Sunday 21 November 2021

Give the Gift of Horror with AMERICAN PSYCHO, KRAMPUS, & More from Fright-Rags

Give the gift of horror this holiday with new American Psycho apparel, a Krampus coloring book, Silent Night Deadly Night cards, and a bevy of hats from Fright Rags.

"Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?" Then you'll love Fright-Rags' American Psycho apparel, which includes T-shirts, baseball tees, and Patrick Bateman socks.

Fright-Rags has restocked its Krampus activity book in time for the holidays. It features 20 pages of coloring and activities based on the Michael Dougherty film, complete with a pack of crayons.

Punish your loved ones with Fright-Rags’ Silent Night Deadly Night Christmas cards featuring fold-out graphics and a pop-up killer Santa. They come in a three pack with envelopes included.

More than just shirts, horror hats are also part of Fright-Rags' repertoire. Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Frankenstein, and Creature from the Black Lagoon are brand new, while Creepshow, The Last Drive-In, MonsterVision, and Tales from the Crypt have been restocked.

American Psycho, Krampus, Silent Night Deadly Night, and horror hats are available now at

New Horror titles streaming this December on SHUDDER


THE ADVENT CALENDAR - Shudder Original

New film premieres 2nd December

Eva (Eugénie Derouand, Paris Police 1900) has been paraplegic for the past three years. When her birthday arrives, she receives a strange advent calendar as a gift. But instead of the traditional sweets, every day reveals something different; sometimes pleasant but often terrifying, and increasingly bloody. It's going to be a very deadly Christmas this year. Written & Directed by: Patrick Ridremont

DEATH VALLEY – Shudder Original

New film premieres 9th December

A group of battle-weary guns for hire are commissioned to rescue an imprisoned scientist from a secret Cold War bunker. Upon entering the facility, they find themselves in a fight for survival when they come under attack from a terrifying creature of unknown origin. Stars Jeremy Ninaber (Extraction Day), Ethan Mitchell (Transference: Escape the Dark), newcomer Kristen Kaster and Matthew Ninaber (PG: Psycho Goreman).

Written & Directed by: Matthew Ninaber



New Season 4 Episodes Continue on Tuesdays; Season Finale and Winner Announced on 21st December

The groundbreaking Shudder Original series follows ten drag artists from around the world competing for a $100,000 grand prize – the largest in show history. Season 4 will feature a spectacular lineup of guest judges including Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical film series), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), Misha Osherovich (Freaky), Queer country music icon Orville Peck, pop metal star Poppy, Ray Santiago (Ash vs. The Evil Dead), Bob the Drag Queen (We're Here), and more.

BEHIND THE MONSTERS - Shudder Original

Final episode premieres 1st December with full season box set binge available

Behind the Monsters takes an in-depth exploration of the creation of favorite horror icons including Candyman, Chucky, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. No horror icon came out of a filmmaker’s first draft fully formed. There were early drafts, wrong turns, experimentation. Once made flesh (or latex), there’s presentation, impact, audience response and legacy. The final episode in the series examines the terrifying Pinhead, Lead Cenobite from the Hellraiser franchise. Series includes interviews with Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd (Candyman), Nick Castle (Halloween) and many others.


The “Ghoul Log” is back with a special holiday edition, combining a traditional Yule Log with Shudder’s own Christmas “Ghoul Log,” wishing all of Shudder’s members a very spooky Christmas and a scary New Year.


Celebrate the season with Shudder’s “Unhappy Holidays Collection.” Programming includes: The Christmas “Ghoul Log,” The Advent Calendar, A Creepshow Holiday Special, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, Silent Night, Body, A Christmas Horror Story, All The Creatures Were Stirring, Christmas Presence, Deadly Games, The White Reindeer (1952)


1 December


In 19th century Holland, a professor of fine arts and an unlicensed surgeon run a secret lab where the professor's ill daughter receives blood-transfusions from kidnapped female victims who posthumously become macabre art.


After her father dies, teenager Leah is forced by her unstable mother to leave her friends behind and move to a house in the woods. Feeling isolated and hopeless, Leah turns to Black Magic to release her anger. She naively performs an occult ritual found in a book on her bedroom shelf to invoke the spirit of a witch to kill her mother. Terrified by strange occurrences and stricken by guilt, Leah desperately tries to reverse the spell but soon realizes she has awoken something in the woods... and nothing can prepare her for the terror that has been unleashed.

2 December


After years of abuse at the hands of tyrannical nuns, Billy has finally flipped. Dressed as St. Nick, the teenager heads back to the oppressive orphanage of his childhood to exact his bloody revenge, ‘punishing’ anyone who gets in his way.


Oh, it's Garbage Day in this notorious cult sequel to the essential Santa slasher. Carrying the terrifying memory of his brother Billy's death, Ricky is released from an asylum, ready to continue the family tradition of Christmas carnage.


As their small Midwestern town prepares for its annual Christmas Eve parade, Sheriff Cooper and his deputy discover that a maniac in a Santa suit is murdering those he judges as 'naughty.'

6 December


An anthology in which a group of college coeds spending a winter's night in a remote cabin pass time by telling scary stories to each other.


After five deranged children are involved in a bus wreck, they start killing people at the lodge who insulted them or were rude to them.


A newly-married young woman, Pirita, becomes frustrated and lonely as her husband, a reindeer herder for a small Arctic village, spends much of his time away from home in devotion to his work. Desperate for affection, she visits a shaman who offers a potion that makes her an irresistible object of desire, but there is a terrible cost. Pirita becomes a bloodthirsty shapeshifter who lures men out into the barren wilderness where she consumes them


Two college dropouts must save the world from the effects of a very freaky street drug which sends users traveling across time and to other dimensions. When the users return, some of them are no longer human. Suddenly, a silent, otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David who can barely hold down jobs. Can they stop the horror and save humanity? No. No, they can't.


Haunting, suspenseful and based on true events, The Terror’s first season centers on a perilous Arctic voyage by the British Royal Navy. It’s an extreme tale of survival in a wholly unforgiving landscape – with the crew's fears exacerbated by an unknown threat.

7 December


The leader of an inner-city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighborhood.


In this twisted cult horror-comedy, deranged siblings torment unfortunate visitors. Elizabeth, Virginia and Ralph all suffer from Merrye's Syndrome, which causes them to regress to a state of “pre-human savagery and cannibalism.” Normally, they're kept in line by their chauffeur, but when he steps out, things turn terrifying.

13 December


Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou and her best friend, Sadie, spend their days adrift in a drug-induced haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia and conspiracy theories begin to pile up about the pregnancy.


In 1968, a young college dropout named George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team – from Pittsburgh policemen, iron workers, housewives and a roller rink owner – to create a low-budget horror film that would revolutionize the industry and spawn a new flesh-eating monster that endures to this day. That film was Night of the Living Dead. Birth of the Living Dead is the story of how they managed to pull off the greatest guerrilla shoot of all time.


A family's Christmas takes a strange turn when they awake to find themselves trapped inside and begin receiving mysterious instructions through the television.

14 December


Two mysterious siblings find themselves at odds over care for their frail and sickly younger brother.

15 December

DEADLY GAMES (a.k.a. 3615 Code Père Noël, Dial Code Santa Claus)

He is nine years old. His name is Thomas. He is a little genius. He believes in Santa Claus. His two favorite pastimes: computers and superheroes. December 24th, midnight. Hidden under the dining-room table, Thomas waits for Santa Claus. But what he doesn’t know is that he is about to experience the most frightening night in his entire life.

20 December


Etheria Season 2 shocks and awes viewers with new horror, thriller, and science fiction episodes directed by women featuring killer strippers, time traveling lovers, vengeful girlfriends, vigilantes sex workers and demented wrestlers.


In this stark and atmospheric tale, Gwen is a young girl struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father's absence and the suspicious local community that has turned on them. Somehow, Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness and overcome the evil that is taking grip of her home.


When meth-addict Milton is sprung from rehab by psycho couple Russell and Skyler, he’s brought to a cabin and ordered to cook up 85 pounds of meth. After a disagreement, Milton and Skyler kill Russell, but he just won’t stay dead, and each morning, the pair must kill him again. Milton realizes they’re in a time loop that has something to do with an ancient Native American curse – but how to escape it, that’s the real question.

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PosterSpy to launch new community art show in London this month

PosterSpy have confirmed that they will be hosting a community art show between 26th - 28th November at Gallery Different in Fitzrovia. The event will see the online platform display some of their finest examples of alternative poster artwork, showcasing amazing pieces from the PosterSpy community & beyond.

The two primary exhibitions across the weekend will be Terror Twos and The Most Amazing Destination.

Terror Twos is a community art project led by Si Heard and Cherie Chapman which sees 31 artists creating pieces of artwork based on sequels from horror/sci-fi franchises including Blade, Gremlins, Scream and Final Destination. All 31 pieces will be on display throughout the weekend.

Artists featured: Jack Foster, Ciarán O Donovan, Alex Schlitz, Christopher Robertson, Kevin Tiernan, Lon Chan, Cherie Chapman, Beth Morris, Neil Fraser, Zoltan Kovacs “Genzo”, Jorge Teles, Ryan Button, Brett Elvidge, Ramunas Strakauskas, Si Heard, Mark Levy, Royalston, Hannah Gillingham, Ben Turner, Estella Budd, Nuno Sarnadas, Lucas Tetrault, Nick Prinzing, Matthew Gallagher, Edgar Ascensão, Steven Key, Erik Kreffel, Heather Vaughan, Sarah Atwa, Neil Davies, Liza Shumskaya. A handful of whom will be in attendance.

PosterSpy will also be exhibiting 15 submissions from their The Most Amazing Destination art challenge. The challenge invited artists to create travel style posters for the one place they would go to after travel lockdowns and bans have concluded. The place could be real or fictional, opening up lots of possibilities for artists. Examples include Star Wars, Alien and Casablanca.

From 1pm on Saturday 27th November, PosterSpy will also host industry talks and presentations from creative professionals Sam Gilbey, Murugiah, Godmachine and writer/editor duo Jeremy Arblaster & Blaise Radley.

There will also be a special screening on Sunday (3pm) 28th November of the instant cult classic from Panos Cosmatos, Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage. Tickets include a free snack bag. Mandy attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks, cushions, blankets, to get comfortable for the film and guests will also be treated to a special reveal about an exciting new project PosterSpy are working on.

For general admission, a physical ticket is not required and walk-ins are welcome. however, in order for PosterSpy to remain safe and minimise large numbers they are recommending guests order the FREE tickets for the days they want to come via this link:


Friday 26th November  – 6pm – 11pm
Opening Night with complimentary
Pizza, Beer and other refreshments.
6:00pm Early Access to Patrons
7:00pm Doors Open to Public
11:00pm Doors Close

Saturday 27th November  – 10am – 7pm
1:00pm Sam Gilbey Industry Talk
30-minute break
2:15pm Murugiah A Relationship With Colour Q&A
30-minute break
3:30pm Jeremy Arblaster (Author of A-Z
Film Posters Book) Talk + Signed Books
30-minute break
4:45pm Godmachine

Sunday 28th November  – 11am – 6pm
11:00am Doors Open
Enjoy the final day of the gallery
3:00pm – Mandy (2018) Screening event

Friday 19 November 2021

In December, ARROW premieres a film screening to end them all, gothics, giallos and a Shaw Brothers extravaganza.

Key highlights this DECEMBER on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the exclusive premiere of the superb, chilling cinema-set horror THE LAST MATINEE, a stocking full of films from the legendary and prolific director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, all-out martial arts spectaculars from the incomparable Hong Kong powerhouses the Shaw Brothers, and a history of giallo films with over 100 rare and classic trailers, gothic horror, and more... 

ARROW take you on an exclusive trip to the movies in December in THE LAST MATINEE, a stylish neo-giallo love letter to classic slashers that will send your popcorn flying and have you diving behind your seat. Uruguayan director Maxi Contenti marks himself out as a talent to watch with a film that Rue Morgue calls “Visually stunning… indulgently violent!”. With lavish retro visuals, inventive and unexpected kills, buckets of grisly gore, a throbbing synth-drenched score, and a superb setting in a fleapit cinema, this is a fright-film lover’s dream! ARROW’s exclusive presentation of THE LAST MATINEE will include an audio commentary with director Maxi Contenti, behind the scenes footage,  featurettes and loads more.

Also in December,ARROW presents kickass kung fu killers, crazy kaiju knockoffs and culture clash comedies, with a selection of twelve all-time classics from the Shaw Brothers, pioneers of revolutionary Hong Kong action films of the 1970s, including the trailblazing kung-fu classic King Boxer, aka Five Fingers of Death; the blood-soaked brutality of The Boxer from Shantung; Five Shaolin Masters and its prequel Shaolin Temple; one of the most insanely unmissable monster movies of all time, Mighty Peking Man; and unsurpassed action epics Challenge of the Masters, Executioners from Shaolin, Chinatown Kid, The Five Venoms, and Crippled Avengers; as well as the jaw-dropping, high-kicking masterworks Heroes of the East and Dirty Ho

Also screening are some of the finest works from the early years of the career of the enfant terrible of the New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who wrote, directed, produced and starred in over 40 films in his short but prolific life, before passing away of a drugs overdose in 1982 aged just 37. The films collected here are presented in high definition digital restorations prepared by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, including his debut feature LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH; his long-gestating adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s classic German novel EFFI BRIEST; CHINESE ROULETTE; and THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS.

Other new seasons this December include a collection of SUBLIME GOTHIC, featuring Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, cursed crumbling castles, decaying minds and ancestral homes; scary films set in the cinema to compliment THE LAST MATINEE; the KAIJU COLLECTION, with the best selection of the biggest and baddest city, village and bad guy stomping giant monsters around, including GAMERA VS. VIRAS and WRATH OF DAIMAJIN; and more mind-breaking shorts from one of our most favourite ARROW contributors, cult director  BRIAN LONANO.

ALSO SHOWING: Unique and chilling 1960s horror chiller MILL OF THE STONE WOMAN; classic trailers from all the Italian horror greats in ALL THE COLOURS OF THE GIALLO, and much much more…

Find the full length press release including all synopses and more here


New Titles – From December 1

All the Colors of the Giallo
King Boxer
The Boxer from Shantung
Five Shaolin Masters
Shaolin Temple
Mighty Peking Man
Challenges of the Masters
Executioners of Shaolin
Dirty Ho
Heroes of the East
Chinatown Kid
The Five Venoms
Crippled Avengers
Mill of the Stone Woman
The Last Matinee 

New titles - From December 6

The Merchant of Four Seasons
The Little Chaos
The City Tramp
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Love is Colder than Death
Life, Love and Celluloid
Effi Briest
Chinese Roulette

New Titles – From December 20

8bit Ghost Hop
Attackazoids, Deploy!!
Casket Climber Insect God
Electrical Skeketal
Martian Precursor
The Transmission
Welcome to Dignity Pastures
Don’t Lose Your Head 

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Tuesday 16 November 2021

Horror Channel (UK) unwraps eight UK TV premieres for December

Horror Channel comes bearing gory gifts for the Xmas season, presenting eight UK TV premieres, including Abigail Blackmore’s gruesome and comically dark TALES FROM THE LODGE, starring Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Thompson and Johnny Vegas, cosmic chiller SACRIFICE, starring horror icon Barbara Crampton and AQUASLASH, a mad exploitation slasher harking back to the classic 1980s era of gushing blood and teenage turmoil.

Also showing for the first time on British TV are Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s romantic body horror SPRING, Greg McLean’s supernatural horror THE DARKNESS, starring Kevin Bacon. deadly thriller, DESOLATION, Brit monster-munching caper THE YOUNG CANNIBALS and FORGET EVERYTHING AND RUN, where The Walking Dead meets The Revenant.

Plus, there are channel premieres for two inspired remakes with all-star casts - THE WOLFMAN, which brings the myth of a man cursed into lycanthropy back to its iconic origins and stars Benicio Del Toro Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving, and PSYCHO (1998), Gus Van Sant’s revival of the Hitchcock classic, which stars Anne Hech, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy.

Full film details in transmission order:

Fri 3 Dec @ 21:00 – DESOLATION (2017) *UK TV Premiere 

A young mother, her son, and her best friend venture into the remote wilderness to scatter her late husband's ashes. On their trek home, they begin to realise that a lone hiker has been following them. A series of disturbing encounters forces the grieving family to confront their deepest fears when the stranger's true motives are revealed.

Fri 3 Dec @ 22:35 – FORGET EVERYTHING AND RUN (2021) *UK TV Premiere

When a virus ravages a mountain community the survivors must flee from the monsters it created into the barren wilderness. Scavenging, freezing and dying, one family will fight for their lives against marauders hell-bent on revenge. As humanity clings to hope, their only chance for survival is forming an alliance with the monsters that came calling.

Sat 4 Dec @ 21:00 – PSYCHO (1998) *Channel Premiere

Oscar winning director Gus Van Sant revives the Hitchcock classic with an all-star cast. Anne Hech stars as the young Marion Crane who flees her old life with $40,000 and makes for California. On her way she stops at a quaint little motel for a good night’s sleep and a refreshing shower...Also stars Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore and William H. Macy..

Sun 5 Dec @ 21:00 – SPRING (2014) *UK TV Premiere

A young man in a personal tailspin flees from the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Synchronic) and starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker and Francesco Carnelutti,

Fri 10 Dec @ 21:00 – AQSASLASH (2019) *UK TV Premiere

The Wet Valley Water Park welcomes high school students celebrating their graduation in all their unleashed libido glory. However, in the midst of the ribald romping revels, a black-gloved murderer is tinkering with the water slides and sabotaging the swimming pools. Thrills, chills, spills and screwball comedy meet splashy shocks and gory dismemberment in a chlorine and blood drenched murder mystery.

Sat 11 Dec @ 21:00 – THE DARKNESS (2016) *UK TV Premiere

A family unwittingly bring a paranormal force home with them after returning from a Grand Canyon vacation. Feeding off of their own fears, the evil presence threatens to destroy them from within as it takes over their home and their lives. Directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), this superior supernatural thriller stars Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.

Sun 12 Dec @ 21:00 – SACRIFICE (2020) *UK TV Premiere

After the death of his mother, New York-based Isaac and his pregnant wife Emma return to the Norwegian village on a remote island of his birth to deal with an unexpected inheritance. There they find themselves caught in a waking nightmare as an ancient frightening evil is awakened to claim the colour of madness in a birth right of its own.

Fri 17 Dec @ 21:00 – THE YOUNG CANNIBALS (2019) *UK TV Premiere

A group of friends head to a secluded campsite, where they plan on spending a relaxing weekend by the lake. What they didn’t plan on, was being tricked into eating burgers made of human flesh. This act summons an unrelenting supernatural creature, which will hunt them down one by one. Abandoned in the wilderness, they must fight for their lives if they wish to make it out of the woods.

Sat 18 Dec @ 21:00 – THE WOLFMAN (2010) *Channel Premiere

Benicio Del Toro plays a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (played by Anthony Hopkins), he sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving also star in a riveting tale Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror.

Sun 19 Dec @ 21:00 – TALES FROM THE LODGE (2019) *UK TV Premeire

A group of friends gather at a remote lodge to honour a recently-deceased friend. Everyone makes the most of a gloomy situation by celebrating the best way they know how: swapping silly, scary stories that would have earned a giggle from their dearly departed pal. Urban legends about a masked slasher, a paranormal ghost hunt and a post-apocalyptic wasteland soon lose their fun shock value as the sextet become stuck in a true terror tale that exposes dark secrets no one could have possibly foreseen.

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138


Poster & Trailer For Classic Slasher Remake SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE revealed.

Lightbulb Film Distribution are delighted to share the poster and trailer for new horror feature, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, which will be released on Digital Download on 13th December and  DVD from 10th January. The film had its UK Premiere at Abertoir Horror Festival in November and has also been selected as the closing film of Soho Horror Festival.
Written by Suzanne Keilly (Warrior Nun, Ash vs Evil Dead) and Directed by Danishka Esterhazy (The Banana Splits Movie), the film stars Hannah Gonera (Spell, Jamillah and Aladdin), Frances Sholto-Douglas (The Kissing Booth, Black Mirror), and Alex McGregor (Searchers, Blood Drive).
A slumber party turns into a bloodbath when a psychopath wielding a power-drill disrupts the fun. There really is no rest for the wicked at this slumber party...
Commenting on the release, Peter Thompson, Sales & Acquisitions Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this iconic slasher remake to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Esterhazy manages to bring a fresh perspective to this horror sub-genre, whilst capturing the essence of the much-loved original. She is an exceptional filmmaker. Gore, jumps and laughs – SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE has it all.”
Check out the trailer below!

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE will be released on Digital Download on 13th December and on DVD from 10th January 2022

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Thursday 11 November 2021

Arrow to premiere Giallo THE LAST MATINEE Online and on Disc

On December 1st 2021, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW premieres THE LAST MATINEE, a stylish neo-giallo love letter to classic slashers that will send your popcorn flying and have you diving behind your seat! 

Uruguayan director Maxi Contenti marks himself out as a talent to watch with a film that is a killer time at the movies! The film will also be released on Limited Edition Blu-ray, including six short films by Contenti, as well as a collectors’ booklet and a fold-out poster, on December 6th.

With lavish retro visuals, inventive and unexpected kills, buckets of grisly gore, a throbbing synth-drenched score, and a superb setting in a fleapit cinema, this is a fright-film lover’s dream - a blend of 80s slasher with Argento giallo, replete with a black-hooded, eyeball-plucking killer and a final girl, Luciana Grasso, you’ll be cheering for. THE LAST MATINEE ticks all the right boxes for devoted horror hounds: it’s Demons, Halloween, StageFright, Popcorn, Opera and Drive in Massacre all rolled into one superbly sinister reel and projected for your delight.

ARROW’s exclusive presentation of THE LAST MATINEE will include the following extras: 

An audio Commentary with Director Maxi Contenti
Behind the scenes footage
A VFX featurette exploring the special effects of the film
An interview with director Contenti
Killer Attractions: Maxi Contenti & Ricardo Islas in Conversation - A discussion between the film’s director and star Ricardo Islas, director of Frankenstein: Day of the Beast
At the Premiere - A featurette on the film’s premiere
The Matinee Massacre - A three part series of ‘mockumentary’ shorts exploring the events of the movie as if they really happened

A cold, wet day. A declining cinema. All you want is to get out of the rain and watch a good film. But who else is in there, hiding in the dark? When Ana takes over projection duties from her ailing father, she doesn’t expect anything worse than a broken reel or a burned-out bulb. But there’s a sadistic killer in the auditorium, and soon blood is running in the aisles as he starts picking off the audience members one by one. Can Ana and the few remaining survivors escape the murderous madman, or will they be victims of his matinee massacre? 

Watch THE LAST MATINEE first: head to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. Available on the following Apps/devices: Xbox, 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

Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually

THE LAST MATINEE will premiere on the alternative streaming service ARROW 1st December.

THE LAST MATINEE will also be released on Limited Edition Blu-ray on 6th December.  

 Blu-Ray extras....

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound
Optional English subtitles
Audio Commentary with director Maxi Contenti
Behind the Scenes
VFX featurette exploring the special effects of the film
Interview with director Maxi Contenti
Killer Attractions: Maxi Contenti & Ricardo Islas in Conversation, discussion between the film’s director and star Ricardo Islas, director of Frankenstein: Day of the Beast
At the Premiere, featurette on the film’s premiere
Music video for ‘Espada’ by Phoro, directed by Maxi Contenti
The Matinee Massacre, a 3 part series of 'mockumentary' shorts exploring the events of the movie as if they really happened
Puppet Pal V, Contenti’s first feature film
Six short films by director Maxi Contenti:
- The Plastic Kingdom (2011)
- Popping Eyes (2009)
- Hobby Metal (2006)
- Les Escaliers Fruitiers (2005)
- La Galleta aka The Cookie (2003)
- Miedo aka Fear (2001)
Trailers and teasers
Image galleries including behind-the-scenes and promo stills, concept artwork, storyboards and posters
Fan artwork image gallery
Double-sided fold-out poster
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anton Bitel

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Chad Michael Murray plays the lead in TED BUNDY : AMERICAN BOOGEYMAN

The Movie Partnership have today confirmed that the upcoming crime thriller TED BUNDY : AMERICAN BOOGEYMAN will be released in the UK from 6th December across iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Sky.

Chad Michael Murray, best known for his roles in One Tree Hill and more recently Riverdale and Marvel's Agent Carter will play the notorious serial killer alongside horror icon Lin Shaye (Critters, Insidous film series) playing Bundy's mother, as well as Holland Roden (Teen Wolf) and Jake Hays who makes his feature length film debut.

Notorious killer, Ted Bundy (Chad Michael Murray), stalks the highways of gritty 1970s America looking for his next victim. Hunting him are FBI agents Kathleen McChesney and (Roden) Robert Ressler (Hays) as they lead the largest manhunt in history to apprehend America's most infamous serial killer.

TED BUNDY : AMERICAN BOOGEYMAN will be available on Digital Download from 6th December.

View the trailer on YouTube.


Trailer and poster released for Icelandic psychological mystery QUAKE

Ursus Parvus have released the poster and trailer for Icelandic haunting mystery title QUAKE, which will have its World Premiere (November 20th) at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF).

Based on the best-selling novel, Grand Mal/ Quake: A Novel, by Audur Jonsdóttir, which was nominated for the Icelandic Literary prize and picked out by Toronto International Film Festival as one of their 2021 Industry Selects, Quake stars Anita Briem (Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Minister), Edda Björgvinsdóttir (Under the tree, The Valhalla Murders) and is written and directed by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir (Margrete - Queen of the North, Valhalla Murders, The Minister), and produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir of Ursus Parvus.

QUAKE follows Saga (Briem), a single mother in her late thirties, who gets hit by a fierce epileptic attack walking in a public park with her six-year-old son resulting in a total memory loss. Afraid of being considered unable to take care of her son, Saga attempts to hide her state from others and occupies herself digging for the answers she needs. As she struggles to gather bits and pieces from her forgotten life, repressed memories that Saga unconsciously blocked as a child suddenly start to come back, revealing a painful truth about herself and the past.

View the trailer below...

QUAKE is a shocking and revelatory exploration of the blurred lines between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, and where mother ends and child begins.

The film will have its World Premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival on November 20th and be released in Iceland in January 2022.