Monday, 17 January 2022

Video Nasties DELIRIUM & NIGHT OF THE DEMON coming to UK BD from 88 Films.

Heads up all Video Nasty collectors, 88 Films have a wicked treat for you this February, with the release of the once banned classics DELIRIUM and NIGHT OF THE DEMON, making their debut on UK Blu-Ray.

DELIRIUM

For his feature film debut, director Peter Maris (MINISTRY OF VENGEANCE, DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY) took portions of an unfinished urban conspiracy thriller and added a new psycho-killer procedural to create what may be the most unusual/vicious proto-slasher shocker of the '70s: 

When a series of savage murders rocks St. Louis, the police investigation will lead to a deranged Vietnam vet "who looks like a cracked-out Seth McFarlane" (HorrorNews.net), an underground organization of white-collar vigilantes, gratuitous nudity, graphic violence and an absolute masterclass in low-budget regional filmmaking. 

One of the very first Section 2 Video Nasties, this longtime VHS rarity - also known as PSYCHO PUPPET - is now presented on disc for the first time ever, restored from the only known 35mm print in existence.

EXTRAS:

DELIRIUM FEATURES
New UNCUT scan of the only known 35mm print in existence
Original English Mono Soundtrack
Optional English SDH Subtitles
Directing DELIRIUM - An interview with Peter Maris
Monster is Man - An interview with Special Effects artist Bob Shelley
Reversible sleeve featuring and original poster art
Trailer
[first print run only] Limited edition slipcase and double-sided foldout poster featuring brand new artwork by Joel Robinson
[first print run only] Limited Edition booklet notes by Andrew Graves 

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


NIGHT OF THE DEMON

Amid the gush of early '80s low-budget backwoods horror, only one lost classic brought together softcore sex, hardcore violence, Satanic sex cults and a limb-tearing, gut-slinging, dick-ripping beast for "the best and bloodiest Bigfoot movie ever made." (Buried.com): 

When a group of Anthropology students heads deep into the forest to investigate a series of Sasquatch attacks, they'll discover an immortal brain-blast of crazy hermits, mutilated Girl Scouts, interspecies copulation and "one of the goriest final scenes in the whole history of splatter flicks" (A Slash Above). 

Producer/co-writer Jim L. Ball and director James C. Wasson deliver "an anti-masterpiece that moves like a bullet, unlike anything you've ever seen" (Mondo Digital) now scanned in 4K from the recently discovered 35mm answer print with over 5½ hours of Special Features on two discs.

Extras:

DISC 1
*Exclusive Slip Case
*Just A Little Green Kid Outta Waco, Texas - Interview With Producer Jim L. Ball
*The Demon Made Me Do It - Interview With Director James C. Wasson
*Eye Of The Demon - Interview With Cinematographer John Quick
*FRATERNITY OF HORROR - Previously Unreleased 1964 Feature Produced By Jim L. Ball And Shot By John Quick
*Trailer
DISC 2
*Cryptid Currency: Transgression Aggression In Bigfoot Cinema - Video Essay By David Coleman, Author Of The Bigfoot Filmography
*Tales From The Cryptid - Interview With Stephen R. Bissette, Co-Author Of Cryptid Cinema
*Deconstructing Patty - Interview With William Munns, Author Of When Roger Met Patty
*Mondo Bigfoot - Interview With Lyle Blackburn, Author Of Boggy Creek Casebook
*BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS!
*BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS! PART 2
*My Nasty Memories - Interview With BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS! Director David Gregory

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

 

 




DarkStar Films and BlackMafia Films: two new horror and extreme labels

DarkStar Films and BlackMafia Films are the new two film distribution companies specialized in horror and extreme cinema. 
 

These are two labels whose products are currently on sale exclusively on Goredrome, the new online shop dedicated to the sale of horror items and DVDs/Blu-rays from various distribution companies.
 
 
Specifically, DarkStar Films deals with horror films, while BlackMafia Films focuses on extreme/underground cinema. 
 
Both are aimed at an international market with releases with english, french, italian language and/or subtitles. 
 
Below are the first films distributed by both labels and that are already available on Goredrome.
 
 

DARKSTAR FILMS:

- Keepsake! (USA - 2019): gore short film written and directed by Nathan Hine - Blu-ray (edition with lots of extras);
- Lucker the Necrophagous (Belgium - 1986) by Johan Vandewoestijne: disturbing, necrophiliac film for the first time on Blu-ray - Blu-ray + Poster;
- Lullaby Story (Mexico - 2021) by David Stojan: horror film about sexual slavery, snuff and black magic - Blu-ray + Card;
- P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (Italy - 2011): horror anthology film based on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe - Blu-ray + Card;
- Poern (Italy - 2015): erotic/horror anthology film based on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, starring the italian pornostar Roberta Gemma - Blu-ray + Card;
- Shock: My Abstraction of Death (Italy - 2013) by Domiziano Cristopharo and Alessandro Redaelli: horror film consisting of two episodes - Blu-ray + Card;
- The Transparent Woman (Italy - 2015) by Domiziano Cristopharo: a giallo/horror film starring the italian pornostar Roberta Gemma - Blu-ray;
- Trailers of the Dead: a collection of movie trailers from the underground horror scene produced by Tony Newton - DVD/Blu-ray + Card;
- Two Left Arms (Italy - 2013) by Domiziano Cristopharo: horror film inspired by the works of Lovecraft and that mixes paganism, extraterrestrial contacts and the dark mystery of the Abruzzo province - Blu-ray;
- Vampire Nymphets (Mexico - 2021) by David Stojan: vampire movie - Blu-ray + Card.


 BLACK MAFIA FILMS:
- Dark Mixtape (2021): extreme horror anthology film with a lot of violence, nudity and madness - Blu-ray;
- Feto Morto (Brasil - 2003) the rare horror trash film by Fernando Rick, for the first time with english, italian and french subs - DVD/Blu-ray;
- Mutilation Theatre by White Gardenia: extreme horror anthology film - Blu-ray.

 To purchase these, and other titles, visit... https://www.goredrome.com

 

 

Horror Channel announces raft of premieres for February

 

February on Horror Channel keeps genre fans alive with the UK TV premiere of WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE - another suspenseful knife to the throat of 21st Century genre cinema from the deliciously warped mind of Colin Minihan, director of It Stains The Sand Red.
 
And expect more total shock and abject terror in the UK TV premiere of Paul Hyett’s sinister sci-fi horror fantasy PERIPHERAL. This twisted cross between Ex Machina and Videodrome boasts an astonishing performance from Hannah Arterton.
 
Plus, there are channel premieres for the gore-filled, stomach-churning zombie chiller DEATH TRENCH, Producer M. Night Shyamalan’s claustrophobic supernatural thriller DEVIL, the fast, funny and smart B-movie horror parody ZOMBEAVERS and THE MIDNIGHT MAN, which stars Horror legends Robert Englund and Lin Shaye in a terrifying, supernatural game of cat and mouse.

Full film details in transmission order:

Saturday 5 Feb @ 21:00 – THE MIDNIGHT MAN (2016) *Channel Premiere


It was supposed to be just an urban legend. On a snowy night in her grandmother’s sprawling mansion, teenage Alex and her best friend Miles discover a mysterious box hidden away in the attic. Inside are instructions for The Midnight Game, an ancient Pagan ritual said to summon the players’ greatest fears. It all seems like harmless fun—until they unleash the terrifying spirit of The Midnight Man, an unholy force who pits them against their darkest demons and dares them to survive.


Saturday 12 Feb @ 22:45 – DEATH TRENCH (2017) *Channel Premiere


In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked tunneller leads an Allied team into a hidden German base...one hundred feet below the trenches. The Germans have lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon that turns its victims into deranged killers. The Allies find themselves trapped underground with hordes of the infected, a rapidly spreading disease and a team of German Stormtroopers dispatched to clean up the mess. The only thing more terrifying, is what lies beneath it.


Sunday 13 Feb @ 21:00 – WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE (2018) *UK TV Premiere


On the eve of their one-year wedding anniversary, Jules and Jackie become embroiled in a merciless fight for their lives when they find themselves pitted against the most unexpected of adversaries. As violence reigns down upon their idyllic forest getaway, the two women engage in a frenzied psychological and vicious battle that will test the very limits of their instinct to survive.


Saturday 19 Feb @ 21:00 – DEVIL (2010) *Channel Premiere


Five strangers' day begins with an elevator ride in a Philadelphia office tower. But, what happens next is anything but ordinary. The elevator gets stuck, and the trapped passengers, who expected to be together just a few minutes, now face the revelation of their secrets and transgressions. Frightening events turn annoyance into terror, as they begin to realise that one of them is Lucifer himself. This supernatural thriller is based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, who also produced the film.


Friday 25 Feb @ 23:05 – PERIPHERAL (2018) *UK TV Premiere 


Bobbi Johnson (Hannah Arterton) is a young literary sensation facing her difficult second novel. Already dealing with a crazed stalker and her junkie ex-boyfriend, Bobbi is convinced by her publisher to use new smart editing software and finds herself going head-to-head with an artificial intelligence determined to write her book for her. Bobbi must keep writing, fighting her own addictions and hallucinations as she rushes to beat her deadline without selling her soul in the process. This dark sci-fi horror also stars Jenny Seagrove, Tom Conti and Rosie Day.


Saturday 26 Feb @ 21:00 – ZOMBEAVERS (2014) * Channel Premiere


A group of college kids are staying at a riverside cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun. Little do they know they are right next door to a lodge of beavers mutated by toxic waste into rabid zombie critters? The ferocious fur flies and the blood flows as the terrified friends planned romantic liaisons get hampered by the rampaging rodents on a flesh-eating frenzy.

TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138
Website: http://www.horrorchannel.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrorchannel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/horror_channel

Thursday, 6 January 2022

RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY - Available to rent now - Download from Jan 31 - On Disc Feb 7th

Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) brings the games to life for a whole new generation in RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, rent the Home Premiere now, available to Download & Keep on January 31st, to Rent on Digital, on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 7th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
Witness the beginning of evil in RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY.  Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
 
Written and directed by Johannes Roberts and starring Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner franchise), Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One, TV’s “The Stranger”), Robbie Amell (“Upload”), Tom Hopper (The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard), Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) with Donal Logue (“Gotham”) and Neal McDonough (“Van Helsing”), the film’s executive producers include Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida, Jeremy Bolt and Paul W.S. Anderson.

4K Ultra & Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:
 - Replicating the DNA
 - Cops, Corpses and Chaos
-  Zombies, Lickers and the Horrors of Resident Evil 

 Buy the UK 4K UHD from Amazon.co.uk

 Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

 Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 

Romantic Vampire Comedy BITE ME - Available Digitally, February

Adventure Kid and Blue Firefly Films are delighted to announce new romantic Vampire comedy BITE ME will be coming to digital download on the 8th February 2022.
 
When Sarah, a real-life vampire, gets audited by the IRS, the last thing she expects to get out of it is a date. But James, her hopelessly romantic IRS agent, thinks she’s other-worldly. As an unlikely attraction sparks between the two misfits, they are forced to confront whether they have the courage to commit the terrifying, radical act of falling in love.
 
There's plenty to sink your teeth into with this exciting new rom-com from award-winning writer and director duo Naomi McDougall Jones and Meredith Edwards. Bite Me stars an impressive cast, featuring Naomi McDougall Jones (Imagine I'm Beautiful, Boardwalk Empire) who also wrote and produced the film, Christian Coulson (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Mozart in The Jungle), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story, Ctrl, Alt, Delete) and Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black, Cheers).
 
Bite Me is the second feature film of writer/director duo Naomi McDougall Jones and Meredith Edwards. Their first feature film, Imagine I’m Beautiful (2014) won 12 awards on the film festival circuit.

 Check out the trailer below...