Tuesday 27 December 2022

VIPCO & BayView Entertainment celebrate December with 4 new Horror releases

VIPCO & BayView Entertainment are celebrating December with not 1, but 4 new horror releases.


After a tragic event, a sheltered young woman seeks the comfort of some long-forgotten scary story records from her youth. 

The specter of losing her family home and a string of crimes in her neighborhood propel her toward a dark obsession with the frightening tales. 

Eerily, they begin to reveal occult truths and hint at a violent, inescapable fate. Like a disease, the stories begin to infect others who enter her world, creating disturbing encounters that bring her to the threshold of terror.

View the trailer on YouTube

13 TRACKS TO FRIGHTEN AGATHA BLACK is out now on Blu-ray and Prime Video from VIPCO & BayView Entertainment.

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk.



The holiday themed comedy/horror THE LAST SLAY RIDE starring Elissa Dowling (Girl On The Third Floor) and Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist) is out now on Blu-ray from VIPCO & BayView Entertainment.

When a group of indie filmmakers are ripped off by a crooked distributor, they set out on a mission of revenge. 

But they quickly find themselves facing off against literal bloodsuckers in what becomes the ultimate battle of good vs evil, featuring filmmakers, vampires, loan sharks and more!

View the trailer on YouTube.  

THE LAST SLAY RIDE is out now on Blu-ray and Prime Video from VIPCO & BayView Entertainment.

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk



A famous Italian-American writer of horror novels comes to Puglia to spend a few days in an old house on the coast.  The real estate agent tries to convince the writer to buy it, but he only wants to spend a few days there hoping to find inspiration. 

The history of the house begins to manifest itself with hallucinations, which the writer notes as ideas for his novel.  He then meets some locals who tell him the story of a cult, that came to the house in the 1970s to build a temple dedicated to the Satan. 

The writer will very soon discover that the cult is still there and that he is only a tool driven by evil.

View the trailer on YouTube

THE SALAMANDER HOUSE is out now on Blu-ray and Prime Video from VIPCO & BayView Entertainment.

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk



When Angela’s husband and son die in hospital after a car crash, she takes it upon herself to seek justice against the doctor who operated on the pair. Desperation and obsession lead Angela into a paranoid state, dissociating her from reality. 

She follows the doctor day after day: behind the anonymous facade, the man hides a parallel life of depravity and murders committed together with his colleagues. Discovering these new horrors, Angela turns to dark otherworldly forces to find the strength to eliminate the killers. 

This decision leads her into a spiral of violence and hallucinations, where pleasure and fear intermingle but ultimately there is a high price to pay.

View the trailer on YouTube

SCREAMS FROM THE SWAMP is out now on Blu-ray and Prime Video from VIPCO & BayView Entertainment.

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk.

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Thursday 22 December 2022

A Mammoth New Year on the ARROW player, this January...

Key highlights this January on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include a double helping of martial arts mayhem starring the incomparable Sonny Chiba, a definitive collection of films by Swedish director Lukas Moodysson, a diptych of Paul Joyce documentaries, one portraying a Hollywood legend and the other dissecting gender, alongside much more...
Also presented in January, The Executioner, and The Executioner II: Karate Inferno. Fists flurry and blood flows as legendary cult director Teruo Ishii (Shogun’s Joy of Torture, Horrors of Malformed Men) joins forces with martial arts legend Shin’ichi ‘Sonny’ Chiba in this bone-crunching double whammy of classic karate exploitation from Toei.
Seasons in January include: RAVENOUS CANNIBALS, with titles including Offspring, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death and The Hills Have Eyes; THE FIRST TIME featuring a host of film from legendary, cult and breakthrough directors; ADAM EGYPT MORTIMER SELECTS, the indie American director curates a season filled with cult classics, ranging from Branded to Kill to The Testament of Dr Mabuse.
ALSO SHOWING: Reel Women, a revealing documentary on women working in film; Marlon Brando: Wild One, an examination of the craft of the iconic star, narrated by professionals of the film industry, and much more… 
Watch the January sizzle reel...


New Titles – From January 6

- The Executioner
- The Executioner II: Karate Inferno

New Titles – January 13

- Reel Women

New Titles – From January 20

- Marlon Brando: Wild One

New Titles – From January 27

- Show Me Love (aka F**king Amal)
- Together
- A Hole in My Heart
- Container
- We Are the Best!
- Lilya 4-ever
- Mammoth

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MAIKA MONROE stars in nerve-shredding thriller WATCHER out 6th February

Mediumrare Entertainment announces the award-winning thriller WATCHER is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on 6 February 2023. 

Julia (Maika Monroe - It Follows) joins her husband (Karl Glusman - The Neon Demon) when he relocates to his family’s native Romania for a new job. Having recently abandoned her acting career, she finds herself frequently alone and unoccupied. One night, people-watching from her picture window, she spots a vague figure in an adjacent building, who seems to be looking back at her. 

Soon after, while alone at a local movie theatre, Julia’s sense of being watched intensifies, and she becomes certain she’s being followed  - could it be the same unknown neighbour? Meanwhile, a serial killer known as The Spider stalks the city. Plagued with lurking anxiety, is she imaging things, or are her ever-mounting fears warranted? 

The debut film from Chloe Okuno is a sleek, remarkably assured thriller that puts a thoroughly modern spin on Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window. Featuring a superb cast including Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman and Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises), WATCHER was nominated for awards at Sundance and SXSW festivals, and won Best Feature at this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival.

With the forbidding Bucharest locations, a wonderfully atmospheric score by the brilliant Nathan Halpern (Emily The Criminal), and the tension escalated almost unbearably in the creepy and brutal climactic scenes, WATCHER is a sleek, superb thrill ride of a film.

Extras include:
- Audio Commentary by Director Chloe Okuno and Editor Michael Block

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

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

Spanish horror THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED - On UK BD this March, from Arrow

Spain’s first major horror film production, THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED is a stylish gothic tale of tortured passions and bloody murder that bridges the bloody gap between Psycho and Suspiria.
Thérèse (Cristina Galbó) is the latest arrival at the boarding school for wayward girls run under the stern, authoritarian eye of Mme Fourneau (Lilli Palmer). 
As the newcomer becomes accustomed to the strict routines, the whip-hand hierarchies among the girls and their furtive extra-curricular methods of release from within the forbidding walls of institutional life, she learns that several of her fellow students have recently vanished mysteriously. 
Meanwhile, tensions grow within this isolated hothouse environment as Mme Fourneau’s callow but curious 15-year-old son Louis (John Moulder-Brown) ignores his mother’s strict orders not to get close to the “tainted” ladies under her ward.
Directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (Who Can Kill a Child?), this landmark title in Spanish genre cinema has been restored to its director’s original full-length vision for the first time.
• Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of the 105-minute uncut version titled The Finishing School (La Residencia), and the 94-minute US theatrical version titled The House That Screamed, via seamless branching
• Original lossless English mono audio on both versions, and lossless Spanish audio on the uncut version
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing on both versions, and optional English subtitles for the Spanish audio
• Brand new audio commentary by critic Anna Bogutskaya
• This Boy’s Innocence, a previously unreleased interview with actor John Moulder-Brown
• Archive interview with Mary Maude, from the 2012 edition of the Festival of Fantastic Films
• All About My “Mama”, a brand new interview with Juan Tébar, author of the original story
• The Legacy of Terror, a brand new interview with the director’s son, Alejandro Ibáñez
• Screaming the House Down, a brand new interview with Spanish horror expert Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, discussing the history of the film and its director
• Alternative footage from the original Spanish theatrical version
• Original trailers, TV and radio spots
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Shelagh Rowan-Legg and double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch

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

Sunday 18 December 2022

TetroVideo present Four More extreme film releases for December

This month, TetroVideo is proud to announce the releases of four extreme films. Starting today, it's possible to pre-order the highly anticipated italian film about necrophilia TETROMANIAC: CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE GIRL (2022) by Domiziano Cristopharo; the shocking Spanish films THE GIRL WITH THE CUTTER/GOLGOTA (2021) by Mikel Balerdi; the Canadian extreme film THEORIE DE LA RELIGION (2010) by Frédérick Maheux and the german disturbing drama film VOYAGE TO AGATIS (2010) by Marian Dora.

All of them come in a Limited Mediabook edition (DVD + Booklet) and are available for pre-order on TetroVideo and Goredrome official websites.


Directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (House of Flesh Mannequins, Red Krokodil), CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE GIRL is an erotic and disturbing drama film that is part of the TETROMANIAC series by TetroVideo (the shocking film series about the real stories involving criminals and serial killers) and is inspired by the true story of the American necrophile Karen Greenlee, played by Angela del Regno. 

TETROMANIAC: CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE GIRL comes in a Ultralimited Mediabook edition (Cover A and Cover B): numbered DVD + 20-page Booklet + Slipcover (limited to the pre-order customers), with English, German and French subs.

Synopsis: Karen relives the most important moments of her life through a video diary: from childhood to her first love, to the scandal about her sexual attraction for corpses.

Lorenzo Fedele (Vore Gore), Dario Almerighi (Me and the Devil), Vincenzo Paliasc, Daniele Arturi (The House Guest), Alvia Reale (Tales to tell in the Dark), Chiara Pavoni (Xpiation), Andrea Autullo (Baby Gang), Paolo Di Gialluca (7 Sins), and Mario De Lillo also star.

In the 1970s, the 20 years old Karen Greenlee worked as an apprentice embalmer at a funeral home in California. In 1979 she stole the hearse to have sex with the corpse of a 33 years old man. The woman was found days later with a long written confession where she admitted her strong sexual attraction to the corpses. She also confessed to having sex with 20 to 40 other bodies of young men.

In 1987, after a detailed interview, she changed her identity and moved to another city.

View the Trailer on YouTube


VOYAGE TO AGATIS  (Reise nach Agatis) is a disturbing drama film written and directed by Marian Dora, the german filmmaker known for directing Cannibal and Carcinoma.

VOYAGE TO AGATIS  comes in a Limited Numbered Mediabook edition (Cover A and Cover B): DVD + 20-page Booklet, with French, English and Italian subs.

Synopsis: Rafael and Isabell, a wealthy couple of perverts, lure a prostitute to a seemingly innocent yachting cruise. Unfortunately, the girl will end up humiliated and violated. But, is this the end of her desperate nightmare?

Thomas Goersch (Carcinoma), Tatjana Lommel and Janna Lisa Dombrowsky star.

View the Trailer on Vimeo.


THE GIRL WITH THE CUTTER and GOLGOTA are two medium-length films available in a double feature release in collaboration with Goredrome. Both films are directed by the spanish artist Mikel Balerdi, best known for his feature debut Larva Mental.

THE GIRL WITH THE CUTTER and GOLGOTA come in a limited Mediabook edition (DVD + 20-page Booklet), with English, French and Italian subs.

THE GIRL WITH THE CUTTER (51 min.) is an experimental art film and it’s inspired by a true story.

Cofi Valduvieux plays a tormented woman who battles the urge to cut herself. She spends her time fighting voices, having visions of a demonic version of herself and trying to figure out the best way to harm herself. With her mental suffering mounting, things start to escalate. 

GOLGOTA (26 min.) is a film about extreme body art with a very pronounced sexual component. The film is told through a series of title cards per hour. It’s 6 hours in the life of Wendy, a woman with multiple paraphilias and who has no limits.


THEORIE DE LA RELIGION is the debut film by Canadian director Frédérick Maheux (Art/Crime, Ana).

The film is available in a Limited Mediabook edition: numbered DVD + 20-page Booklet +  Slipcover (limited to the pre-order customers), with English, French and Italian subs.

This canadian extreme film presents 67 minutes of sexual violence committed against an inflatable doll.

Synopsis: a man finds himself alone with that obscure object of his desire. She is stunning and he will do everything that brings him pleasure. Hidden from prying eyes, in the confines of his apartment, he initiates an erotic ritual that will quench his unmentionable sadomasochistic desires. He intends to make her suffer because she is not of flesh and bone but rather plastic... Because dolls, simulacra devoid of life, make the best slaves.

Ffej, Serge De Cotret and Frédérick Maheux star.

These and other titles are available to order from TetroVideo and Goredrome.



Haunting Mystery THE ANCHOR - Streams Dec 20, only on Screambox

A nightly news anchor attempts to solve a cryptic murder in THE ANCHOR. The haunting South Korean mystery streams December 20 exclusively on Screambox.

Writer-director Jung Ji-yeon’s thrilling feature debut stars Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing), Shin Ha-kyun (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), and Lee Hye-young (Boys Over Flowers).

Sera, a nightly news anchor, receives a distressing phone call from a mother saying that a man is going to kill her and Sera is the only one capable of solving her murder. When she discovers that the caller is real, Sera digs deeper into the case to reveal the shocking truth.

THE ANCHOR is a prime example of creativity within the genre," says Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting. “As Screambox continues to grow we are able to find incredible titles like this and introduce these filmmakers to an entirely new audience.”

THE ANCHOR will join Screambox’s growing library of unique horror content, including Terrifier 2, Pennywise: The Story of IT, Masters of Horror, 13 Nights of Elvira, Satan’s Little Helper, History of the Occult, and Toxic Crusaders.

View the Trailer on YouTube

Screambox is available on iOS, Android, Prime Video, Roku, YouTube TV, Samsung, Comcast, Cox, and Screambox.com. For a limited time, new users can subscribe for only 99 cents a month for the first 3 months. 

Visit Screambox.com/offers/scream99 to start screaming.



Mind-bending Horror THE HARBINGER - On Digital Platforms, January.

This horror is the stuff of nightmares. When her oldest friend is plagued by horrific nightmares from the beyond, Monique (Gabby Beans - House of Cards) is forced to travel to NYC. 

On the first night of the visit, Monique learns the dreams are contagious – and so is the HARBINGER, the plague mask-wearing demon who not only feeds on its victims’ souls, but warps reality itself to remove any trace of their existence.  

THE HARBINGER is written and directed by Andy Mitton (The Witch in the Window) and also stars Emily Davis (The Plagiarists) and Raymond Anthony Thomas (Shutter Island).

The film had a brilliant reception, smash-hit European Premiere at the August 2022 FrightFest in London and was similarly well received at the Mayhem Festival in Nottingham in October, making top recommendation lists of multiple genre outlets including The Dark Side Magazine and Dread Central, with it being compared to the nightmarish delights of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

You can read my review of the film as part of my coverage of the Mayhem Festival HERE.

FrightFest Presents and Signature Entertainment releases THE HARBINGER on Digital Platforms 23rd January

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Cast announced for 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the Lyric Theatre, January

Producer Runaway Entertainment is delighted to announce casting news for the fourth West End  transfer of Danny Robins’ edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller 2.22 - A GHOST STORY.

Cheryl will play Jenny, Hugo Chegwin will play Ben, Louise Ford with play Lauren and Scott Karim will play Sam. 

The current cast at the Criterion Theatre will perform until 8th January 2023, with the new cast taking over at the Lyric Theatre from 21st January - 23 April 2023.

Moving from the Criterion to the Lyric, the show’s biggest house to date, the transfer follows a record breaking run at the Noel Coward before moving to the Gielgud Theatres followed by two hugely successful runs, including with the current cast, at the Criterion Theatre, plus three Olivier Nominations including Best New Play, and winning the Best New Play category in the Whatsonstage awards.

Cheryl (who will play Jenny) said: 'I am really excited to be taking part in what is such a new challenge for me. I have always loved and been a big fan of theatre so I’m especially excited to be playing the role of Jenny in this production of 2:22. It is a brilliant role and subject matter with a very interesting plot! Danny Robins is such an intriguing character which is evident throughout this play and his style of writing has an odd sense of familiarity to me, being a fellow Geordie! I look forward to working with Matthew and the other cast members and can’t wait to get going.’

Hugo Chegwin (who will play Ben) said: ‘I am so appreciative to have been asked to be a part of the next cast of 2.22. It’s a big jump out of my comfort zone but it is going to be amazing.’

Scott Karim (who will play Sam) said: ‘It’s a real treat to be part of a production like 2.22 - A GHOST STORY, that grips and chills all types of theatregoers. I can’t wait to join the exciting new cast and help tell this thrilling story.’

The production began its life in the summer of 2021 at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for 10 weeks from 4 December 2021. The production there, starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher, completed its run on 12 February 2022. The first cast at the Criterion Theatre featured Tom Felton, Mandip Gill, Beatriz Romilly, Sam Swainsbury and the current Criterion Theatre cast Tamsin Carroll as Lauren; Felix Scott as Sam, Matt Willis as Ben and Laura Whitmore as Jenny, ends its run on 8 January. 

The US premiere of 2.22 - A GHOST STORY at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles opened on 29 October and ended its run on 4 December 2022.

2.22 - A GHOST STORY is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist and it is directed by Matthew Dunster. Intriguing, funny and scary, it takes audiences into one adrenaline-fueled night where secrets will emerge and ghosts may appear….What do you believe? And do you dare to discover the truth?

Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and her new partner Ben. Can the dead really walk again? Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they are going to stay up… until 2.22am… and then they will know.

2:22 - A Ghost Story
By Danny Robins
Directed by Matthew Dunster

Lyric Theatre,
29 Shaftesbury Ave,
London W1D 7ES
0330 333 4812

First performance 21 January 2023 at 7.30pm
Final performance 23 April 2023 at 6.00pm
Gala Performance on 1 February 2023 at 7.30pm

Tuesday - Saturday - 7.30pm
Saturday matinee - 2.30pm
Sunday - 2pm and 6pm

Please check the website for Christmas and New Year schedules which vary.

Tickets from £15
Age limit 14+

Cecil Baldwin and Larry Fessenden join the cast of Irish horror fiction podcast PETRIFIED

The much-loved Irish horror fiction podcast PETRIFIED has just announced some exciting additions to the cast list for their eagerly anticipated Series 3, which begins on Jan 11th 2023.

Actor Cecil Baldwin, best known for voicing Cecil Palmer in the cult hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and New York filmmaker Larry Fessenden, director of films such as Wendigo and The Last Winter and actor in Broken Flowers and Bringing Out the Dead amongst others, are the first American actors to join the cast of the award winning podcast.

Produced by Liam Geraghty and written and directed by Peter Dunne, PETRIFIED tells the chilling tales of ordinary people encountering the supernatural, and their terrifying fates. Series one and two regularly hit the number one position in the Apple Podcast Fiction Charts and garnered fans across the globe.

The anthology series has won numerous accolades at the New York Festivals Radio Awards and the Irish Podcast Awards and was most recently nominated as Best Audio Drama at the Pod Bible Awards. The team created a terrifying experience at their very first live show earlier this year when they were invited to perform at the London Podcast Festival. 

Her.ie says PETRIFIED “captures listeners' attention from the get-go, reeling them in for a deeply unsettling ride, before delivering on some serious scares.” CrimeReads.com said “PETRIFIED is extremely well written, expertly produced, and brilliantly acted”.

The full cast of PETRIFIED Series 3 has some of Ireland's finest actors including Margaret McAuliffe (The Humours of Bandon), Donncha O'Dea (The Blackwater Lightship), Ali Fox (Flora and Her Son), Roseanna Purcell (Circle of Friends), Georgina McKevitt (Waiting for Ikea), Deirdre Monaghan (Game of Thrones), Deborah Wiseman (Vikings), Ste Murray (Light A Penny Candle), David Fennelly (Killing Bono), Anna Sheils-McNamee (Mespil in the Dark) and a cameo from iconic Irish newsreader Anne Doyle.

 Listen to Petrified wherever you get your podcasts: https://linktr.ee/Petrified_Pod


Boyd Holbrook and Kelly Reilly star in Werewolf horror EIGHT FOR SILVER - On Disc and Digital January

Mediumrare Entertainment announces the fantasy horror EIGHT FOR SILVER is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 January 2023. 

Flickering candles, fog, and a ferocious beast in the forest… get ready for a fresh spin on the werewolf film, written and directed by Oscar and Bafta-nominated Sean Ellis (Cashback, Metro Manila)

The film boasts a superb cast, including Boyd Holbrook (The Sandman) and Cannes-winner Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone), in an eerie story about a small town in 19th century France menaced by an ancient curse.

In the late 1800s, a once-peaceful remote country village is under attack - but by who or what, no one knows. Villagers spread rumours of a cursed land, supernatural forces, and even demonic creatures, as the disappearances and killings continue. Pathologist John McBride (Boyd Holbrook) arrives to investigate the danger, only to discover something much deeper and more sinister than he ever could have imagined.

Sumptuously shot, packed with frights and superb special effects, with a mesmerising, spine-tingler of a score, and featuring a scarecrow “that’ll haunt your dreams” (Bloody Disgusting), the film recalls, according to Screen Daily “everything from Hammer to The Innocents, Dracula to creepy country house Gothic horror”. 

A creature feature classic for the 21st-century, that The Screen Scene calls “one of the best horror films of the year”, EIGHT FOR SILVER will thrill and delight horror fans who got a kick out of the likes of contemporary horror hits The Witch and Hereditary.

Extras include:

- Behind the Scenes of 'Eight For Silver': An overview of the production, with cast and crew interviews exploring story points, characterization, and the material's approach to werewolf-style horror.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

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

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



Mystery and Folkore in JANUARY - At Cinemas and Digitally, 27th Jan

Five men caught in a limbo between life and death, past and present, communism and capitalism, known and unknown, try to resolve a mystery, which slowly devours them.

In the middle of nowhere, five men are stuck in a snowstorm. One has to cross the Woods to reach town, but that’s madness in the midst of winter: the wolves are hungry and can be heard howling all night long, and who knows what other creatures roam these woods…?

Inspired by the eponymous play by Nobel Prize Nominee Yordan Radichkov and reinterpreted for world audiences by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Andrey Paounov, January is a bold fiction debut from a director who has made a name by exploring, with a sense of humour, the existential absurdities of the post-socialist state in the language of cinema.

Directed by Andrey M Paounov (Georgi & The Butterflies, The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories), and written by Andrey M Paounov and Alex Barrett (London Symphony), January won a Special Jury Prize and The Critics’ Guild Award at Golden Rose Bulgarian Fiction Film Festival, was an official selection at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and won Best Director at the Sofia International Film Festival.

JANUARY is in cinemas and on demand 27 January 2023

 View the Trailer on YouTube


Psychological thriller RESURRECTION - Available now, Digitally

From the prolific producers behind Midsommar, Hereditary and The Witch, and directed by rising filmmaker Andrew Semans, RESURRECTION is a gripping psychological thriller, featuring powerhouse performances from Rebecca Hall (Godzilla Vs Kong, Iron Man 3) and Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, The Incredible Hulk)

Margaret's (Rebecca Hall) life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself, will be going off to a fine university, just as Margaret had intended. Everything is under control. That is, until David (Tim Roth) returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret's past.

Also starring Grace Kaufman (The Sky is Everywhere) and Michael Esper (The Outsider) RESURRECTION received critical acclaim following its World Premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with critics praising Rebecca Hall who gives a “volatile, daring performance” (Screen International) alongside “…a magnetically loathsome Tim Roth” (Los Angeles Times).

RESURRECTION is available now from Digital outlets.

View the trailer on YouTube.

Thursday 1 December 2022

Folk Horror NOCEBO (Eva Green) - In Cinemas Friday 9 December

Eva Green and Mark Strong star in the sinister folk horror NOCEBO. Catch it in UK cinemas from Friday 9 December.

Checkout the UK quad poster and trailer below.

A fashion designer (Eva Green) is suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband (Mark Strong). Help arrives in the form of Diana, a Filipino carer (Chai Fonacier) who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth. 

NOCEBO will be released in UK cinemas nationwide on Friday 9th December

Don't miss ARROW's seasonal thrills - Streaming this December!

Key highlights this DECEMBER on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the premiere of a new and exclusive festive horror treat, the Ju-On franchise in one terrifying collection; a selection of nefarious Video Nasties, a gruesome Christmas slasher, and much more...

View the December "Sizzle Reel" on YouTube.

In December ARROW are exclusively showing THE LEECH, a terrifically twisted offering from writer/director Eric Pennycoff (Sadistic Intentions), a Christmas cautionary tale about the perils of opening your door to a stranger.

Also showing in December, dare you watch the terrifying JU-ON films? “Ju-On”: the name given to a deadly curse spawned when someone dies in the grip of a violent rage. All who come into contact with it are doomed... 

As well as all that, there’s a fantastic triple bill of Paul Joyce documentaries including the introspective Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man, reflective Out of the Blue and Into the Black, and striking observation on Robert De Niro through Quentin Tarantino's contribution in You Talkin' To Me?.

ALSO SHOWING: The Christmas slasher Black Christmas, camp erotic Las Vegas classic Showgirls, Moorhead and Benson’s dazzling The Endless, ghoulish chiller The Monster Club and much more…

New Titles – From December 2

- Black Christmas

New Titles – December 5

- The Leech

New Titles – From December 9

- Showgirls
- House of Flying Daggers

New Titles – From December 12

- Ju-On: The Curse
- Ju-On: The Curse 2
- Ju-On: The Grudge
- Ju-On: The Grudge 2
- Ju-On: Black Ghost
- Ju-On: White Ghost

New Titles – From December 16

- The Endless
- Out of the Blue and Into the Black

New Titles – From December 2.

- The Monster Club
- ‘You Talkin' To Me?

New Titles – From December 30

- Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man

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First Poster Launched for M Night Shyamalan's KNOCK AT THE CABIN

Universal Pictures have released the official poster for M Night Shyamalan's forthcoming KNOCK AT THE CABIN.

While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

From visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, KNOCK AT THE CABIN stars Dave Bautista (Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise), Tony award and Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Mindhunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (Persuasion, Old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little Women, Landline) and Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter franchise).

Universal Pictures presents a Blinding Edge Pictures production, in association with FilmNation Features and Wishmore Entertainment, an M. Night Shyamalan film. The screenplay is by M. Night Shyamalan and Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman based on the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Marc Bienstock (Split, Glass) and Ashwin Rajan (Servant, Glass). The executive producers are Steven Schneider, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Ashley Fox.

View the Official Trailer on YouTube.

Indie German Horror Movie ERBSUNDE nears completion!

ERBSUNDE is an indie horror movie, being produced in Berlin, Germany. It is a production of the Chaer-brothers: Ahmed and Hussen Chaer and their company: GWF Film Production. A relatively new company, from Berlin, which has already produced some short films and series.

In search of an adventurous story in the woods, a group of journalism students awaken a superhuman being from its lost cryo-chamber. A long night a manhunting and desperation begins. 

The movie knows how to suprise and has a couple of tricky plot twists. In addition to that, they were also able to win over some incredibly talented actors for the project.

ERBSUNDE is GWF Film's first 90-minute feature film. It's being filmed in English, so that it's accessible to the American market and will be shown in theaters in 2023. 

For more info and to get involved, visit the film's Crowdfunding Page.

Visit the film's Instagram Page.

Visit the films Facebook Page.

Tuesday 29 November 2022

WOLF MANOR - First Look at Poster and Trailer for British Horror

Lightbulb Film Distribution is delighted to share the poster and trailer for new British werewolf film, WOLF MANOR

The feature had its world premiere at FrightFest earlier this year, prior to recent screenings at Mayhem Film Festival and Abertoir Horror Festival. The film also recently played as part of the BFI’s Monsters and Movies programme.

Directed by Dominic Brunt and produced by Joanne Mitchell, the film was co-written by Joel Ferrari and Pete Wild. It stars James Fleet, John Henshaw, Jay Taylor and Thaila Zucchi.

During filming of a British, low-budget horror movie, the cast and crew begin disappearing. As the full moon rises, the nightmare begins, and the werewolf strikes.

View the new trailer below...

WOLF MANOR will be available to Own or Rent on Disc & Digital Download from 9th January.

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


HALLOWEEN ENDS - On Digital 30th Dec, and Disc Jan 16th

The saga comes to an END. Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween franchise, "Scream Queens", Knives Out) is back as Laurie Strode, fighting for her life in the thrilling conclusion against the infamous masked killer, Michael Myers. 

The most acclaimed and revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying finale as Laurie Strode (Curtis) faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney). Michael hasn’t been seen for four years after the events of Halloween Kills

Laurie lives with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and has chosen to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. When a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, a cascade of violence and terror is ignited with a final confrontation between Laurie and Michael unlike any ever captured on screen. Only one of them will survive.

Produced by Malek Akkad (Halloween), Bill Block (Halloween Kills), and Jason Blum (The Black Phone and The Invisible Man), HALLOWEEN ENDS features over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus captivating content that includes deleted and extended scenes, featurettes with Jamie Lee Curtis and the cast and crew, a special gag reel, and feature commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green (Halloween, Halloween Kills, "The Righteous Gemstones"), actors Andi Matichak (Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, "Blue Bloods") and Rohan Campbell ("Virgin River," "The Hardy Boys"), and more.


-Deleted and Extended Scenes
    Michael Shakes Things Up
    Joan's Bunny Slam
    Corey Reflects Upon Himself
     Ronald's Stuck at Work
    Margo Gets the Boot
    Joan's Recipe for Disaster
     Explore the creative team's approach to crafting the film's final sequence.
- Final Girl
    The iconic Jamie Lee Curtis discusses the legacy of Laurie Strode and what playing the character has meant to her.
- No Place Like Haddonfield
    Filmmakers and cast reveal some of the secret ingredients that make HALLOWEEN productions so special and their personal feelings on being a part of such a classic franchise.
- Gag Reel
- A Different Threat
    As Haddonfield evolves to a new era, we examine how the evil within has also evolved.
- The Visions of Terror
    See how various production departments came together to achieve the film's unique visual style.
- Twisted Deaths
    An up-close look at some of the gruesome death scenes.
- Feature Commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, co-producer/first assistant director Atilla Salih Yücer, and production assistant Hugo Garza

*Only available via iTunes
 Additional bonus features also available from the first 2 films in the Trilogy boxsets

HALLOWEEN ENDS is available to Download & Keep December 30, 2022, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 16, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Arrow Video’s February lineup includes a star-studded cyber chiller from Niko Mastorakis, and a deluxe boxset of essential giallo thrills, packed with a host of extra features.

.COM FOR MURDER - On Blu-ray 6th Feb

In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream! This turn-of-the-millennium cyber psycho-thriller from Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, Nightmare at Noon) showcases the usual gleeful eye for excess and inspired casting (including rock stars Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis) one has come to expect from the cult director.

Nastassja Kinski (Cat People) stars as Sondra Brummel, a young woman confined to a wheelchair following a skiing accident, who decides to have a bit of fun on an internet dating site with her friend Misty (Nicollette Sheridan - The Sure Thing) while her architect boyfriend Ben (Roger Daltrey The Legacy) leaves her alone for the weekend in the high-tech intelligent mansion he has built for them.

Online anonymity works both ways, however, as they discover when they invoke the ire of a young man going by the handle of “Werther” and find the virtual world violently intruding upon the real, knife in hand…

Nico Mastorakis takes us to the dark side of the web in an audacious and vivacious retooling of classic Hitchcockian thrillers – think Rear Window 2000 meets Dial M for Mastorakis!


High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and lossless stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
The Making of .com for Murder, a featurette on the making of the film
.com for Murder: The Unknown Story, a new featurette in which producer-director Nico Mastorakis revisits the production
Archive interviews with Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis
Original trailer
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Flint

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

GIALLO ESSENTIALS WHITE EDITION - On Limited Edition Blu-ray Feb 23

At the height of the Italian giallo boom of the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mysteries. This volume of Giallo Essentials presents three distinctly different but equally thrilling examples of genre, featuring some of European cult cinema’s most recognizable faces.

In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) melds the giallo’s trademark twisty whodunit storytelling with gothic chills, as troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen - Django the Bastard) is haunted by the specter of his dead wife Evelyn, and the gruesome and untimely deaths of several members of his family. 

Next, Riccardo Freda’s (Double Face) The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire finds tough ex-cop John Norton (Luigi Pistilli - A Bay of Blood) drafted in to catch the acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac who’s terrorizing the streets of Dublin. Finally, Sergio Martino’s (Torso) The Suspicious Death of a Minor melds giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing poliziotteschi crime thrillers, as undercover cop Paolo Germi (Claudio Cassinelli - What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) hunts a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of a teenage prostitute.

Brutal violence, globe-trotting intrigue and abundant sleaze collide in these three quintessential gialli, each one fully restored from its original camera negative and presented alongside an array of incisive bonus features.


• 2K restorations from the original camera negative for all three films
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of each film
• Original Italian and English front and end titles
• Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
• Rigid box packaging with original poster artwork in a windowed Giallo Essentials Collection slipcover
• Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Graham Humphreys and Chris Malbon


• Audio commentary by Troy Howarth
• Exclusive introduction by Erika Blanc
• Interview with critic Stephen Thrower
• The Night Erika Came Out of the Grave – exclusive interview with Erika Blanc
• The Whip and the Body – archival interview with Erika Blanc
• Still Rising from the Grave – archival interview with production designer Lorenzo Baraldi
• Original Italian theatrical trailer


• Audio commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
• Of Chameleons and Iguanas – video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer
• Considering Cipriani – appreciation of the composer Stelvio Cipriani and his score to The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
• The Cutting Game – interview with the film’s assistant editor Bruno Micheli
• The Red Queen of Hearts – career-spanning interview with the actress Dagmar Lassander
• Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
• Image gallery


• Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
• Violent Milan – interview with director Sergio Martino
• Original Italian theatrical trailer

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Female Horror Filmmaker Breaks Crowdfunding Record with H.P. Lovecraft adaptation HAUNTER OF THE DARK

24 year old Megan Tremethick has just burst onto the indie horror filmmaking scene, with a spectacular funding campaign to produce a short film adaptation of THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK by horror legend H.P. Lovecraft. As a first-time horror filmmaker, Megan’s Kickstarter campaign met its ambitious funding goal in just 24 hours, and has already surpassed 500% of that goal in just 6 days. 

The success of this young woman may be attributed to an unlikely and charming demeanour, placing her at odds with what one often expects from trendy young filmmakers today. Less about social commentary, hashtags or isms, Megan instead proclaims her love of veteran Horror Icons such as Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe. 

THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK follows the chilling midnight adventures of a man, who is lured from his bed to investigate the dark recesses of a mysterious church tower. There, and alone in the darkness of that place, he encounters a chilling entity… a silhouetted figure, guarding an ancient crystal of incredible power. A crystal which carries a terrible curse. 

The film stars Gordon Holliday, whose visceral performance as an enthusiastic amputee was praised by the Soska Sisters, in Andy Stewart’s festival hit film, "Dysmorphia"

The initial success of Megan’s crowdfunding campaign, has now also led to the successful funding of a second short film entitled, REVENGE OF INNSMOUTH

REVENGE OF INNSMOUTH is a startling horror set in a dystopian future, in which,  in a reversal of roles, the oppressed inhabitants of Innsmouth mount a violent bid for liberation against their hated human oppressors. Caught in the maelstrom of terror during the first night of their revolution is a young waitress, whose diner becomes the setting for brutal violence and unspeakable horror. 

But… who are the real monsters? The feared, fish-like creatures of Innsmouth, or the humans who keep them under lock and key?

The campaign now continues to raise funds for both films on Kickstarter, where Megan is offering digital downloads, artwork, production credits and even walk-on roles. 

The success of her campaign proves that a passionate audience for classic horror continues to exist, and that among young filmmakers today, there is no lack of affection for historic horror icons whose works continue to stand the test of time. 

For more info, visit the Kickstarter Page.

Critically acclaimed Sci-Fi-Horror SOMETHING IN THE DIRT - Available on Disc & Digital, 5th Dec

Lightbulb Film Distribution is thrilled to confirm that the surreal, critically acclaimed sci-fi / horror SOMETHING IN THE DIRT will be available on Digital Download and Blu-ray from 5th December. 

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT is the latest title from filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the creators of the crtically acclaimed The Endless, Synchronic, as well as episodes from Marvel's Moon Knight and the upcoming second season of Loki

The film is fresh from its sold-out UK premiere at FrightFest and there are also two further October festival screenings at Celluloid Screams (Sheffield) and FilmFear (Manchester).

When neighbours John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment, they realise documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit hole, their friendship frays as they uncover the dangers of the phenomena, the city and each other.

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT will be on Blu-ray & Digital Download from 5th December

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

View the trailer below...