Wednesday 27 April 2022

Supernatural series THE TERROR : INFAMY - Coming to Disc and Digital, May

Lauded series THE TERROR garnered international acclaim from critics and viewers alike and now with a brand-new premise and setting out with the same stunning production values and gripping story lines, the second series THE TERROR : INFAMY is set to hit our screens. Following its run on BBC2, the series is set for its Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release from Acorn Media International on 23 May 2022. The Terror One and Two Box set will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD. 

THE TERROR : INFAMY is a thrilling supernatural series set against the backdrop of World War II and the Japanese internment camps and boasts powerful performances from an outstanding cast of international talent. The line-up includes a stand-out turn from renowned actor George Takei (Star Trek) who himself spent time in an internment camp as a child and acted as a historical consultant on the drama.  

Chester (Derek Mio - Grey’s Anatomy, Geek) lives with his family on Terminal Island, a few miles south of Los Angeles, just off the coast of California. He and his father, Henry (Shingo Usami - Unbroken), are fishermen but Chester seeks more. He’s in love with a Spanish-American student named Luz Ojeda (Cristina Rodlo - Miss Bala, Too Old to Die Young) and doesn’t understand why his immigrant mother, Asako (Naoko Mori - Torchwood) and father choose to remain confined to a small swath of the big world - especially after travelling so far in the pursuit of freedom.

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbour, the family’s comfortable life is about to change forever as they’re forcibly uprooted and shipped off to an internment camp, where fear lurks in both supernatural and human form.

A string of relentless, brutal and bizarre deaths haunts the community, and Chester and his family are menaced by a mysterious and murderous shapeshifting entity. What spirit lies behind The Terror, and can the family overcome it and save those dearest to them?

Craftily weaving a semi-historical narrative with modern parallels, co-creators Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and Alexander Woo (True Blood) deliver an enthralling and potent exploration of monstrosity – both mythical and man-made. THE TERROR : INFAMY is an unsettling, compelling and captivating must-watch.

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Key highlights this MAY on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include more Puppet Master films than you could shake a stick at, a bonanza of blood, gore, sex and non-stop action from exploitation legends Enzo G. Castellari, Norman J Warren and José Larraz, another volume of utterly deranged cinematic excess from Vinegar Syndrome, and much much more...  
In May, the unstoppable behemoth that is the Puppet Master franchise hits ARROW. The flagship series of B-movie mogul Charles Band's horror, sci-fi and fantasy studio, Full Moon Pictures, the first Puppet Master film became a video rental store legend in 1989 and multiple sequels have regularly followed with the series still ongoing and popular to this very day. Settle in for our enormous collection of murderous marionette movies featuring a brilliant cast of killer puppets offing their victims in fun and imaginative ways. With new toys and expansions and explanations of the lore constantly keeping the series fresh and exciting, the Puppet Master Collection will keep you laughing and gasping for literally days - and you can see it all on ARROW! 
Also in May, ARROW presents the fourth, and arguably craziest yet collection of the from the esteemed protectors and restorers of the underground gems VINEGAR SYNDROME COLLECTION: VOL. IV. The films for your delectation include the gleefully pervy prisonsploitation Fugitive Girls, deliciously debauched nightmare Sweet Trash, and the extraordinarily weird and unforgettable Runaway Nightmare, which features worm farmers (it's a thing) being kidnapped by a gang of female gun-runners and used as sex slaves. 
Seasons in May include films from legendary 70s English sexploitation and exploitation film director Norman J. Warren, packed with saucy sex and grimace-inducing gore, including the Satan's Slave and Bloody New Year; a selection of works by cult Spanish genre filmmaker José Ramón Larraz, dripping with sex and blood; pulpy futuristic gang warfare trilogy The Bronx Warriors Trilogy from famed Italian genre director Enzo G. Castellari, as a well as a clutch of thrillers from this prolific and versatile filmmaker including The Big Racket, The Heroin Busters and Cold Eyes of Fear. 
ALSO SHOWING: Tinto Brass’s Salon Kitty, completely uncensored and in HD; Bela Lugosi in The Devil Bat;  cult chills in The Psychic Killer; the Golden Age slasher Girls Nite Out, and more.


New Titles – From May 1

Puppet Master

New Titles – From May 2

Fugitive Girls
Sweet Sugar
The Hang Up
Sweet Trash
Runaway Nightmare
Puppet Master II
Her Private Hell

Satan’s Slave

New Titles – From May 3

Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge

New Titles – From May 4

Puppet Master 4

New Titles – From May 5

Puppet Master 5

New Titles – From May 6

Anatomia Extinction
Curse of the Puppet Master
Salon Kitty
The New Barbarians
Escape from the Bronx
1990: The Bronx Warriors 

New Titles – From May 7

Retro Puppet Master

New Titles – From May 8

Puppet Master: The Legacy

New Titles – From May 9

Demonic Toys

New Titles – From May 10

Puppet Master: Axis of Evil

New Titles – From May 11

Puppet Master X: Axis Rising

New Titles – From May 12

Puppet Master: Axis Termination

New Titles – From May 13

Blade: The Iron Cross
The Devil Bat 

New Titles – From May 16

New York Ripper
Manhattan Baby
Girls Nite Out

New Titles – From May 20

Death Spa 

New Titles – From May 23

Psychic Killer

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Dominic Brunt’s new horror movie, WOLF MANOR, enters post-production.

Werewolf horror thriller WOLF MANOR has entered post-production.

Directed by Dominic Brunt, this full-throttle, gore-filled tale of a film crew caught in the claws of a manor house’s resident werewolf, was shot in three weeks in locations in Shropshire.

Brunt’s UK-produced film, which was written by Pete Wild and Joel Ferrari, stars James Fleet, (Bridgerton, Operation Mincemeat) Jay Taylor (Donkey Punch, Misfits), Thaila Zucchi (Evie, Attack of the Adult Babies), Rupert Procter (Luther, Ripper Street) and John Henshaw (The Keeper, Looking For Eric).

Wolf Manor’s creature design was created by renowned special make-up effects artist Shaune Harrison (Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Avengers: Age of Ultron). Make-up design is by Katie Wrigley and Costume Design is by Lance Milligan.

Synopsis: Shooting a vampire flick in an old, abandoned manor house should have worked like a dream, but the film crew are out of their depth, over schedule and desperate to get the shoot finished and go home. However, as the moon turns full, the nightmare begins. Blood flows and the body count rises as cast & crew meet the manor’s resident werewolf…

Dominic Brunt commentated: "'Wolf Manor does exactly what it says on the tin. A werewolf film with a rocket up its behind. Buckets of blood, beautiful countryside, a stellar cast and world class prosthetics make Wolf Manor a wild ride and, (we humbly feel), it’s a worthy addition to the werewolf movie cannon”.

WOLF MANOR is a Mitchell-Brunt production, directed by Dominic Brunt and written by Pete Wild and Joel Ferrari. The film is produced by Joanne Mitchell and exec produced by Pete Wild.  






XPIATION, CARNAL MONSTERS, SYMBOLICUS VOL I and THEORIE DE LA RELIGION are coming to Blu-ray in april via DarkStar Films and BlackMafia Films, the new two film distribution companies specialized in horror and extreme cinema.

The four horror / extreme / underground films come in a Standard / Ultralimited edition of 50 copies (numberXPIATIONed Blu-ray + card + slipcase) and will be available on april 26 exclusively on Goredrome, the new online shop dedicated to the sale of horror items and DVDs/Blu-rays from various distribution companies.


XPIATION (Italy - 2018) from director Domiziano Cristopharo (House of Flesh Mannequins, Nightmare Symphony) and writer Andrea Cavaletto (Hidden in the Woods) is an extreme film starring Chiara Pavoni (Demonium, Hyde’s Secret Nightmare). The soundtrack is by Antony Coia (House of Flesh Mannequins, The Obsessed).

Synopsis: in a large isolated cellar, a mysterious aristocratic woman asks to a drug addict to torture a hispanic guy while she films the escalation of violence with a camera.

CARNAL MONSTERS (UK - 2021) is a low budget horror slasher film written and directed by Joe Cash.

The story follows a group of girls who come across two people who have been tortured, only to find out they themselves are about to be picked off one by one in the most bizarre of ways.

CARNAL MONSTERS is a homage to Troma's The Toxic Avenger.

(Le vendicatrici tossiche is the italian version of Carnal Monsters).

SYMBOLICUS VOL I (2021) is an extreme horror anthology project developed by Marcus Koch (100 Tears, AGP: Bloodshock) and consists of works from 13 different filmmakers from around the world (Patrick Fortin, Kasper Juhl, James Bell, Victor Bonacore...).

Symbolicus Vol. I defies the boundaries of traditional filmmaking, dismissing the concepts of genre or narrative.


Directed by Frédérick Maheux, the extreme film THEORIE DE LA RELIGION (Canada - 2010) focuses on the life of a man who vents his frustrations on a mannequin, opening the door to his most twisted fantasies to satisfy his sexual desires.

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The BFI have announced full details of CRUEL FLESH: FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY, a season of brutally compelling films that explore intimacy in a violent world. Running throughout May at BFI Southbank the programme explores the unique moment in cinema history that sent shockwaves through arthouse sensibilities.
This season, curated by writer, broadcaster and film programmer Anna Bogutskaya, will feature the work of filmmakers such as Claire Denis (TROUBLE EVERY DAY), François Ozon (CRIMINAL LOVERS), Leos Carax (POLA X), Marina de Van (IN MY SKIN), Lucile Hadžihalilovic (LA BOUCHE DE JEAN-PIERRE, with Hadžihalilovic attending in person), and Gaspar Noé, the latter of whom will also be subject of a special focus in May.
The mutual influence of Noé and Hadžihalilović can be best felt in their mid-length debuts CARNE (Gaspar Noé, 1991) which introduces us to The Butcher (Philippe Nahon), a nameless nihilist who tries to raise his daughter consumed by rage and LA BOUCHE DE JEAN-PIERRE (Lucile Hadžihalilović, 1996) which sees a young girl struggle after witnessing her mother attempt suicide. These films will screen in a double bill, with the screenings on 12 May being followed by a Q&A with Lucile Hadžihalilovic (who also edited CARNE). Perhaps one of the cruellest films ever made, IRREVERSIBLE (2002) is built around Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci, trading on their popularity and charisma as a real-life couple to make their violent descent even more assaulting. Told in reverse-chronological order, it follows Marcus (Cassel) and Pierre (Albert Dupontel), who set off on a blind rage of revenge after the former’s girlfriend Alex (Bellucci) is raped. Full details of FOCUS ON: GASPAR NOÉ can be found in the May press release for BFI Southbank.
The closest thing to a comedy to be found in this programme, MAN BITES DOG (Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992) is a Belgian mockumentary that follows a crudely charismatic serial killer who is delighted to be the subject of a documentary that will cover his thoughts on the ‘craft of murder’ and classical music. In a retelling of Hansel and Gretel through a tacky tabloid lens and a distinct anti-authority vibe, CRIMINAL LOVERS (François Ozon, 1999) follows teenage Alice (Natacha Régnier) as she convinces her boyfriend to murder her lover, but after the deed is done they’re both trapped by a strange old man in his cabin in the woods.
In ROMANCE Catherine Breillat, 1999), both physical and emotional intimacy is graphically explored in this tale of self-discovery which Breillat herself called ‘not a sex movie but a movie about sex’. The screening on 6 May will be introduced by King’s College London’s Catherine Wheatley, who will then be joined by film philosophers Lucy Bolton and Richard Rushton for a Philosophical Screens talk on the same evening, to look at the film’s graphic exploration of sex and the body.
POLA X (1999), Leos Carax’s sparse adaptation of Herman Melville’s Pierre: or, The Ambiguities, follows the incestuous affair between a novelist and his long-lost sister, and the obsessive depths they fall into in order to stay together despite rejection from everyone around them. Co-directed by French feminist provocateur Virginie Despentes, and based on her book, BAISE-MOI (Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi, 2009) is a blunt, brash and blood-smeared revenge tale of two sex workers who decide to go on a killing spree through France. Claire Denis surprised everyone by following up her acclaimed BEAU TRAVAIL (1999) with cannibal love story TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2001). Afflicted by a mysterious disease that makes them crave human flesh, American scientist Dr Shane Brown (Vincent Gallo) hopes he might find a cure in Coré (Béatrice Dalle), the ravenous wife of a former colleague. The film will include an intro from writer and creative Sophie Monks Kaufman on 3 May.
Marina de Van who writes, directs and stars in the film IN MY SKIN (2001) digs into the grossness of the body in excruciating close-ups, crafting a melancholic body-horror. After a car accident, a Parisian marketeer (de Van) becomes obsessed with self-harm; the dissociation of her character with herself manifesting as an inability to feel pain or pleasure. A ridiculously violent slasher with a controversial twist, HIGH TENSION (AKA SWITCHBLADE ROMANCE) (Alexandre Aja, 2003) marked the New French Extremity’s pivot into pure horror, taking American influences and raising the terror not one, but several dozen notches. In it, Marie (Cécile de France) and Alexia (Maïwenn), two friends taking a trip to a secluded cabin in the woods, are attacked relentlessly by a beastly killer.
In the exceptionally creepy Belgian horror, THE ORDEAL (Fabrice du Welz, 2004) A traveling entertainer becomes stranded in a remote mountain town and is taken in by an affable local, who nurtures a dangerous obsession. Without any women or music, Fabrice du Welz deliberately avoids horror clichés to make something truly strange. In THEM (David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2006) a French couple vacationing in an idyllic country house in Bucharest is targeted by mysterious assailants who lure them into a sadistic game of survival. No home is safe, no one can be trusted – not even children – in the horror films of the New French Extremity.
Perhaps one of the most brutal Christmas-set movies ever to come out of France, INSIDE (Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, 2007) combines gore, home invasion and slasher tropes. Sarah (Alysson Paradis), heavily pregnant and grieving the loss of her husband, becomes the target of a quiet, smoking woman (Béatrice Dalle) committed to taking Sarah’s child for herself – by force. The season will end with the most recent release, MARTYRS (Pascal Laugier, 2008). The apex of the new wave of French horror the film divided the critics at its Cannes premiere. Lucie (Mylène Jampanoï) claims revenge against the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child, unwittingly leading herself and her friend Anna (Morjana Alaoui) into a trap. The film is infected with violence: brutal, unforgiving, and perhaps the holy grail of gore, but never seems exploitative.
Many of the films in this season contain scenes that some viewers may find distressing; content warnings are provided in the season listings.
For more info and to book tickets visit the BFI Website.
Season listings:

Sex and Death, but Make It Arthouse
TRT 100min
Tickets £6.50
TUE 3 MAY 18:10 NFT3

Horror à la Française
TRT 60min
Free to view on the BFI YouTube channel from 11-31 May as part of BFI at Home

City Lit at the BFI: New French Extremity
Course includes an optional seat for the season intro talk on Tue 3 May. While care will be taken in the presentation of sequences from these films and in the discussions around them, please be aware that some material might be challenging. 
For more details, and to book your place, please contact City Lit on: 020 7492
2652 quoting course code HF310

France 1991. Dir Gaspar Noé. With Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Marie Berto. 40min 35mm EST
SUN 1 MAY 11:50 NFT2
+ La Bouche de Jean-Pierre + Q&A with Lucile Hadžihalilovic
France 1996. Dir Lucile Hadžihalilovic ́. With Sandra Sammartino, Denise Aron-Schropfer, Michel Trillot. 52min.
Digital. EST
Contains scenes of suicide that some viewers may find distressing
THUR 12 MAY 20:45 NFT3

Man Bites Dog C’est arrivé près de chez vous
Belgium 1992. Dirs Benoît Poelvoorde, André Bonzel, Rémy Belvaux. With Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux,
Jenny Drye, Malou Madou. 96min 35mm EST. 18
Contains scenes of graphic violence that some viewers may find distressing
MON 2 MAY 15:10 NFT3 / TUE 10 MAY 20:55 NFT3

Criminal Lovers Les Amants criminels
France 1999. Dir François Ozon. With Natacha Régnier, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Renier. 96min 35mm EST. 18
WED 4 MAY 20:50 NFT3 / SAT 14 MAY 12:00 NFT3

Romance Romance X + intro by Catherine Wheatley, King’s College London*
France 1999. Dir Catherine Breillat. With Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévenin, François Berléand, Rocco Siffredi.
99min. Digital. EST. 18
Contains scenes of unsimulated sex and sexual violence that some viewers may find distressing
Also available on BFI Player
FRI 6 MAY 18:00 NFT2* / TUE 17 MAY 20:45 NFT3

Philosophical Screens: Romance
TRT 60min
Free to ticketholders of Romance on Fri 6 May, otherwise £6.50 (must be booked in advance due to capacity)

Pola X
France-Switzerland-Germany-Japan 1999. Dir Leos Carax. With Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva,
Catherine Deneuve. 134min 35mm EST 18
THU 5 MAY 20:25 NFT3 / SAT 28 MAY 17:50 NFT3

France 2000. Dirs Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi. With Karen Lancaume, Raffaëla Anderson. 77min. Digital.
EST 18
Contains scenes of violence and sexual violence that some viewers may find distressing
Also available on BFI Player
SUN 1 MAY 18:20 NFT2 / SAT 7 MAY 20:50 NFT2

Trouble Every Day + intro by writer and creative Sophie Monks Kaufman*
France-Germany-Japan-Luxembourg 2001. Dir Claire Denis. With Béatrice Dalle, Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Alex
Descas. 101min 35mm EST. 18
Contains scenes of sexual violence that some viewers may find distressing
TUE 3 MAY 20:30 NFT3* / TUE 24 MAY 20:45 NFT2

In My Skin Dans ma peau + intro by Catherine Wheatley, King’s College London*
France 2001. Dir Marina de Van. With Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker. 95min 35mm EST. 18
Contains scenes of self-harm and mutilation that some viewers may find distressing
SAT 7 MAY 17:50 NFT3* / THU 19 MAY 20:40 NFT3

Irreversible Irréversible (theatrical version)
France 2002. Dir Gaspar Noé. With Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Albert Dupontel. 97min. Digital. EST. 18
Contains scenes of violence and sexual violence that some viewers may find distressing
Also available on BFI Player
SAT 21 MAY 17:45 NFT3

High Tension (aka Switchblade Romance) Haute Tension + pre-recorded intro by author Alexandra West*
France 2003. Dir Alexandre Aja. With Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon. 91min. Digital 4K. EST. 18
Contains scenes of graphic violence that some viewers may find distressing
MON 9 MAY 18:00 NFT2* / SAT 28 MAY 12:20 NFT3

The Ordeal Calvaire
Belgium-France-Luxembourg 2004. Dir Fabrice du Welz. With Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny.
92min 35mm EST. 18
MON 2 MAY 12:30 NFT3 / SUN 22 MAY 18:20 NFT3

Them Ils
France-Romania 2006. Dirs David Moreau, Xavier Palud. With Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca.
77min 35mm EST. 15
Contains scenes of graphic violence that some viewers may find distressing
MON 16 MAY 20:50 NFT3 / SUN 29 MAY 18:20 NFT3

Inside À l’intérieur
France 2007. Dirs Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury. With Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Béatrice Dalle.
82min. Digital. EST. 18
Contains scenes of graphic violence that some viewers may find distressing
SAT 14 MAY 20:50 NFT2 / THU 26 MAY 18:20 NFT3

France-Canada 2008. Dir Pascal Laugier. With Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin. 99min.
Digital. EST. 18
Contains scenes of graphic violence and strobe lighting that some viewers may find distressing
Also available on BFI Player
SAT 28 MAY 20:50 NFT3 / TUE 31 MAY 20:40 NFT3

Monday 25 April 2022

Horror Channel celebrates history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT

Starting in May, Horror Channel journeys into the history of genre cinema with THE VINTAGE VAULT, which will present double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night.
The season premieres on Sunday May 1st with THE INVISIBLE MAN, in which Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut. This is paired with BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic with Boris Karloff reprising his role as the monster. Then on Sunday May 8th, we have Christy Cabanne’s frightening chiller masterpiece THE MUMMY’S HAND, followed by FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, featuring the original Wolfman, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's monster.
On Sunday May 15th the heart-pounding Alien invasion classic IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, hits our screens, followed by pulp-horror favourite TARANTULA. Sunday May 22nd brings us REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, the sequel to Universal's fabulously successful The Creature from the Black Lagoon, twinned with mutant octopus-rampaging IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA. Finally, on Sunday May 29th, Fred F. Sears’ saucer-invading caper EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS, crash lands on the channel, followed by the subterranean monster thriller THE MOLE PEOPLE, ,
Full film details in transmission order:
Sun 1 May @ 21:00 – THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

Claude Rains plays a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery. But the same drug that renders him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel and directed by the master of macabre James Whale, The Invisible Man not only fuelled a host of sequels, but also features some special effects that are still imitated today.

Sun 1 May @ 22:25 – BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)

This celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic finds Mary Shelley's monster alive and well and forcing the good baron to create a mate. Horror film icon Boris Karloff reprises his role as Dr. Frankenstein's fabled creation and Elsa Lanchester co-stars as his monstrous lady love.

Sun 8 May @ 21:00 – THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940)

Two broke archaeologists, Steve Banning (Dick Foran) and Babe Jenson (Wallace Ford), head to Egypt to uncover the legendary sarcophagus of Princess Ananka. Not only is the tomb cursed, it has its own guard - an eternal mummy named Kharis! When expedition members start dying at the mummy’s hand, it’ll take wits and courage to survive the undying horror uncovered under the sands.

Sat 8 May @ 22:20 – FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN  (1943)

Two of the silver screen's most fearsome creatures battle it out when the Wolfman (Lon Chaney reprising his role) seeking to end his curse, looks to the notorious Dr Frankenstein for a cure. However, his mission pus him on a collision course with Frankenstein’s monster, played by Bela Lugosi.

Sunday 15 May @ 21:00 – IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

John Putnam (Richard Carlson), an amateur astronomer, is looking at the skies with his fiancée, schoolteacher Ellen Fields (Barbara Rush), when they see what looks like a huge meteor crash into the desert. As events unfold, various townspeople start to disappear, including Ellen, to be replaced by alien ‘duplicates’ As the townspeople become aware of the danger, the likelihood of bloodshed becomes apparent. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury.

Sunday 15 May @ 22:35 – TARANTULA (1955)

This classic science fiction film featuring screen legend Clint Eastwood, tells the story of a scientist who, while researching the effects of a new synthetic nutrient, releases a giant spider in the American Southwest. Directed by Jack Arnold and starring John Agar, Mara Corday and Leo G. Carroll.

Sun 22 May @ 21:00 REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1954)

Two oceanographers (John Bromfield and Robert B. Williams) capture the creature and put him on display. Here the hapless Gill-Man is taught a few words of English by compassionate ichthyologists, John Agar and Lori Nelson. Eventually, however, the creature reverts to type, kills one of his captors and goes on a rampage, managing to abduct the heroine and carry her off. Intense underwater photography and practical effects make "The Revenge of the Creature" a horror classic.
Sunday 22 May @ 22:35 – IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1956)

While on a routine mission, Cmdr. Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) runs into trouble when his submarine is nearly sunk by an unknown creature, which is identified as a giant octopus from the nether reaches of Mindanao Deep. The beast has been awakened by nearby nuclear testing and now, radioactive and monstrously huge, the rampaging leviathan is heading toward the North American Pacific Coast.

Sunday 29 May @ 21:00 – EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956)

UFOs from a doomed star system invade Earth with plans of world conquest. Surrender is not an option so the human race must fight to the bitter end. Special effects are by Ray Harryhausen.

Sunday 29 May @ 22:40 – THE MOLE PEOPLE (1957)

John Bentley (John Agar), leads a Middle Eastern expedition in search of a lost tribe of Sumerians. He and his cohorts follow a tunnel deep below the surface of the earth, eventually coming across a tyrannical tribe of albino Sumerians, who use the semi-human Mole People as slaves. Aware of the danger the scientists pose, the subterranean High Priest wants them eliminated.
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

CARRIE, KILLER KLOWNS, & More - available now at Fright-Rags

It's April, but Fright-Rags isn't fooling with its latest apparel from CARRIE, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, SVENGOOLIE and various Horror Mashups.

If you've got a taste for terror, you have a date with Fright-Rags' CARRIE apparel. The line includes five tees from Brian De Palma's adaptation of the Stephen King novel, including a glow-in-the-dark design.

Fright-Rags’ out-of-this-world KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE collection features a pint glass with wraparound artwork. Three new T-shirts, including a tie-dye option, are also available.

Don’t be a chicken, tune into Fright-Rags’ SVENGOOLIE collection. MeTV's long-running horror host is calling all stations on three shirts.

Fright-Rags has released four mash-up tees: MANIAC in the style of Mannequin, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 in the style of The Warriors, FRIGHT NIGHT in the style of Saturday Night Fever, and SILVEER BULLET in the style of Purple Rain.

CARRIE, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, SVENGOOLIE and April Fool's collections are on sale now at

Thursday 14 April 2022

New from SHUDDER - Streaming this May

New film premieres, plus new additons to SHUDDER'S growing library. including genre classics  and recent fan favourites. 

THE TWIN - A Shudder Original [Premieres 6th May]

In THE TWIN, following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twin sons, Rachel (Teresa Palmer - A Discovery of Witches, Warm Bodies, Lights Out) and husband Anthony (Steven Cree - A Discovery of Witches, Outlander) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving child in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him. Written by Aleksi Hyvärinen and Taneli Mustonen and directed by Taneli Mustonen.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

THE SADNESS - A Shudder Original [Premieres 12th May]

The city of Taipei suddenly erupts into bloody chaos as ordinary people are compulsively driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things they can imagine. Murder, torture, and mutilation are only the beginning. A young couple is pushed to the limits of sanity as they try to reunite amid the violence and depravity. The age of civility and order is no more. The film is the feature debut of writer and director Rob Jabbaz and stars Regina Lei (76 Horror Bookstore), Berant Zhu (We Are Champions, How to Train Our Dragon), Tzu-Chiang Wang (It’s Drizzling) and In-Ru Chen. Official Selection Locarno Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Frightfest and winner “Best First Feature,” Fantsia International Film Festival. Written and directed by Rob Jabbaz. 

View the Trailer on YouTube. 

THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON – A Shudder Original [Premieres 19th May]  

This documentary tracks the origins of the found footage technique and how it has been transformed with technological changes throughout the last few decades. The Found Footage Phenomenon features interviews with integral found footage directors whose films impacted the horror genre like no other sub-genre has, around the turn of the millennium. Score by music legend Simon Boswell.  Written, directed and produced by Sarah Appleton and Phillip Escott.

View the Trailer on YouTube.

A BANQUET - A Shudder Exclusive [Premieres 26th May]

Widowed mother Holly is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonising dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs. Starring Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes and Lindsay Duncan. Written by Justin Bull and directed by Ruth Paxton.

View the Trailer on YouTube. 

CURSED FILMS II – A Shudder Original Series [Season Finale 5th May]

Shudder’s acclaimed documentary series is back to explore the facts and myths surrounding a new batch of famous films some consider cursed. In the season finale, Cursed Films travels to Roma, Italy to discuss the making of what is arguably the most controversial horror film ever made, Cannibal Holocaust. Writer/Director Ruggero Deodato discusses the film from concept through creation, including the famous court case that saw him defending himself for the murder of a performer in the heart of the Amazon. Meanwhile, his cast and crew detail the struggles they faced while trying to meet the expectations of a demanding director, who continually pushed them towards their breaking point.


1st May

This season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues to explore the fun and the fear of scary films – both timeless classics and wildly frightening films that flew under the radar, tackling the topics of Sequels (That Don’t Suck), Infections, Psychics, Apocalyptic Horror, Holiday Horror and Mad Scientists. All-star lineup of interviewees include Cate Blanchett, Margaret Cho, Jeffrey Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Lex Scott Davis, Robert Englund, Vanessa Hudgens, Elliott Knight, David Koechner, Christopher Landon, Meat Loaf, Greg Nicotero, Jonah Ray, Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Rothe, Madeleine Stowe, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tilly, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, and many others.

2nd May

A party of eight Norwegian medical students travel to a remote Arctic mountain for an Easter weekend filled with skiing and relaxation. After one of their group disappears while on a solo cross-country hike, a mysterious local resident (Bjørn Sundquist) tells the remaining visitors that, in the waning days of World War II, a battalion of Nazi soldiers disappeared into the nearby woods after the residents turned on them, and that their zombified corpses remain on the prowl in the area.

Martin mistakenly thinks things could not get worse after he kills his girlfriend with an axe, cuts off his arm with a chainsaw, and watches his friends be devoured by Nazi zombies.

9th May

A lonely hair stylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness.

A man's job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of his attempts to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.


After choosing the wrong taxi driver to mess with, two friends find themselves on the wrong side of a manhunt when the driver sets out for revenge.

A series of escalating bets sees recently reunited friends Craig and Vince go head-to-head, with challenges that go further than either of them expected.

16th May 

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness - or will the world really end?

When a potentially lethal virus is created within his new lab, Dr. Geoff Burton is shocked to discover he is not only the unwitting cause, but also its first victim.

Five friends on a road trip crash into a ditch in remote farmland, and on passing through a cornfield to get help at a nearby house blunder into a ghostly trap.

23rd May

A young woman begins to mentally unravel during a holiday in Chile, but her companions fail to notice the danger until it's too late.

After four high-school students die, Detective Lampkin learns twin brothers possess psychic prowess that they use to force people to harm themselves. When one of the brothers falls in love, jealousy builds to an epic conclusion.

30th May

A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to develop into blood-thirsty rat creatures.

An old man who is forced to gather souls for all of time, seeks atonement. He tries to trade his own daughter's soul in a bid to get his own back.

31st May

Cameras record the violent deaths of several unsuspecting actors on the terrifying set of an experimental film.

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Unique Werewolf Tale THE HAUNTED AND THE HUNTED launches crowdfunder

Armed with a gun and a single silver bullet, one woman must try to survive the three-night cycle of the werewolf in THE HAUNTED AND THE HUNTED. Presented without any dialogue, the post-apocalyptic horror film promises to be a unique take on werewolf lore.

Award-winning playwright Lenny Schwartz makes his feature directorial debut from his own screenplay. New England indie horror staple Sheri Lee stars. Special effects artists Izzi Galindo (The Batman, True Detective) and Erminio Pinque are teaming up to bring the terrifying creatures to the screen. 

THE HAUNTED AND THE HUNTED is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Backers have the opportunity to become involved with the production, including appearing on screen as a dead body. Other perks include producer credits, premiere tickets, and more.

"I first started writing this film in 2015," notes Schwartz. "After refining it for years, I finally decided I had to direct it. When I met Sheri Lee, the picture was complete in my head. I have thought about it nonstop since, and I won't stop until the premiere." 

THE HAUNTED AND THE HUNTED is scheduled to begin shooting this fall in Rhode Island for a 2023 release.

View the Teaser Trailer on YouTube.

For more info and to contribute to the film's crowdfunding campaign, visit the Indiegogo page.

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Musical Horror/Comedy STUDIO 666 - starring The Foo Fighters, coming to Digital

STUDIO 666, the laugh-out-loud, music horror comedy from the Foo Fighters, follows the band as they get up to a whole host of spooky and hilarious hijinks recording their 10th album in an infamous Encino mansion. 

With the house plagued by an evil spirit looking for its next host, it’s not long before it possesses its victim – band front man Dave Grohl! 

The rock and roll legends must try to put a stop to the dark curse that’s overtaken Dave and that involves a song that not only remains the same – but has no end.  

Directed by long time collaborator BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III, Slayer: The Repentless Killogy) STUDIO 666 stars the Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and  Rami Jaffee, as well as featuring Whitney Cummings (creator of TV’s “Two Broke Girls”), Leslie Grossman (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Will Forte (TV’s “The Last Man On Earth”), Jenna Ortega (Scream, X) and Jeff Garlin (TV’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”)

The goofy and gore-filled STUDIO 666 shows the Foo Fighters as they’ve never been seen before in a horror-infused, refreshing new take on the band movie – brought to life by the Foo Fighters’ anarchic playfulness and rambunctious energy.

STUDIO 666 is available to Download & Keep now and to rent on Digital from April 25th courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.



THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR: MEET THE BLACKS 2 - available on Digital, May

Following the events of its 2016 predecessor MEET THE BLACKS, This laugh-out-loud horror comedy sequel picks up with the Blacks after surviving their night of terror as they head east to Carl Black’s hometown in Chicago to face a whole new host of spooky and hilarious hijinks.  

When author Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family back to his childhood home, he winds up battling his eccentric neighbour (Katt Williams), a pimp who is actually a vampire. 

Directed and Co-Written by Deon Taylor (Meet The Blacks, Black And Blue) and starring Mike Epps (TV’s “The Upshaws”, Dolemite Is My Name), Katt Williams (Norbit, Scary Movie V) and Lil Duval (Meet The Blacks, Scary Movie V), with Bresha Webb (A Fall From Grace), Zulay Henao (TV’s “If Loving You Is Wrong”), and Tyrin Turner (Menace II Society), THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR: MEET THE BLACKS 2 is a hysterical and refreshing take on the well loved horror spoof comedy. 

THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR: MEET THE BLACKS 2 is available to Download & Keep and to Rent on Digital from May 16 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


Fright-Rags is out to steal your heart with a retro-style board game based on the 1981 slasher favorite, MY BLOODY VALENTINE. The exclusive first edition is available to pre-order via Kickstarter.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: THE GAME challenges players to stop killer miner Harry Warden from reaching the Valentine's Day dance. 1-4 players move around the board and collect weapons, draw cards, work around roadblocks, use the secret mine tunnel, and try not to get their hearts broken. Players who land on Harry's space will confront the pickaxe-wielding slasher, leaving them dead or winning the game by killing him.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE director George Mihalka appears in the campaign video to preview the game. A Kickstarter-exclusive drinking game version is built into the board, two optional expansion packs bring even more fun to the game, and five stretch goals can be unlocked to improve the quality of the packaging.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: THE GAME is the second installment in the Stop the Killer game series, produced by Anthony Masi in conjunction with Fright-Rags, following the wildly successful launch of Silent Night, Deadly Night: The Game. 

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: THE GAME's Kickstarter runs until May 7. Secure your copy now via Kickstarter, or be heartbroken.


WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE - Gets Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital release, May

Having thrilled UK audiences – and sated horror fans’ thirst for bloody-bedlam on its UK premiere at FrightFest Glasgow, now WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE is set for its Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release on 16 May from 101 Films. WYRMWOOD : ROAD OF THE DEAD and WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE will also be available as a Blu-ray double set.

Australian brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner have penned another gut-splattering sensation with this fantastically frenzied feature, so get set for a hellish, high-octane return to the Aussie outback for some outlandish, blood-oozing rampaging zombie action in WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE, the highly anticipated sequel to cult-classic WYRMWOOD : ROAD OF THE DEAD.

In a zombie infested Australian wasteland, hard-edged soldier Rhys (Luke McKenzie - Jack Irish), who uses zombies as fuel for his barbie, dedicates his days to tracking down and capturing survivors of the Zombie apocalypse for the Surgeon (Nicholas Boshier – The Moth Effect) in hope of finding a cure for the zombie plague. But all is not as it seems, and Rhys’ moralistic misadventures are much more macabre than he knows...

This playfully deranged zombie-action thrill-ride will leave audiences with little time to catch their breath, but plenty of time to savour the spectacle.

WYRMWOOD : APOCALYPSE is gory good fun at its most explosive.

Arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital 16th May 

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Stephen King's CAT'S EYE - 4K Restoration UHD, BD, DVD & Digital Release

STUDIOCANAL have announced a stunning new 4K restoration of Stephen King’s classic suspense thriller CAT’S EYE. Available on Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from 23rd May 2022, in the UK, with releases following in France, Australia and New Zealand.

From the macabre imagination of Stephen King (the bestselling author of Firestarter, The Shining and Carrie) comes this trio of thrilling tales linked by a stray cat that roams from one story to the next in search of a girl he was tasked to protect.

Directed by Lewis Teague and written by the master of horror Stephen King, adapted from his own short stories, CAT’S EYE stars James Woods and Drew Barrymore with Kenneth McMillan, Robert Hays, Alan King and James Naughton.

In the first episode Quitters Inc., a New York family man (James Woods) is having trouble giving up cigarettes. A friend advises he turns to a shady self-help operation who outlines a litany of incrementally harsh penalties for him if he cannot resist the temptation to smoke again.

The second story The Ledge centres on Cressner (Kenneth McMillan), a mobster casino owner seeking revenge for his wife’s affair with tennis pro Johnny Norris (Robert Hays). Cressner kidnaps him and forces the athlete into a dangerous bet: if he can walk around the exterior ledge of his high-rise penthouse then Cressner will allow him to leave safely with his wife. But if Norris refuses then he will instead be blackmailed for drug possession and forced to suffer in prison.

In the closing narrative, a young girl (Drew Barrymore), has been having difficulty sleeping. Though her parents suspect the new family cat of wrongdoing, the girl knows better after she sees a horrifying troll emerging from her bedroom wall…

Commissioned by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was scanned in 4K – 16 bit by Picture Shop LLC – USA, using the original 35mm negative.  The colour grading and restoration were completed by Hiventy Laboratory – France, who dedicated over 150 hours to manually cleaning and carefully removing sparkle, dirt and scratches. 

SPECIAL FEATURES available on Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

- NEW Interview with Director Lewis Teague
- Audio Commentary with Lewis Teague
- Johnny Norris on the Edge: Robert Hays Remembers Cat’s Eye
-  “Like Herding Cats”: A Conversation with Animal Trainer Teresa Ann Miller
- Original Theatrical Trailer

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Monday 11 April 2022

Horror Channel reveals raft of UK TV premieres for May

Horror Channel reveals raft of UK TV premieres for May, plus channel premieres for Dalek movies.

Stewart Sparke’s award-winning dark comedic monster movie BOOK OF MONSTERS and Audrey Cummings’s grisly chuckler SHE NEVER DIED, starring Olunike Adeliyi,are amongst the raft of Saturday night UK TV premieres on Horror Channel during May. Also in prime-time slots are the UK TV premieres of gruesome action thriller BECKY and Henry Jacobson’s stylish crime chiller BLOODLINE, starring Seann William Scott. There is also a Channel premiere for Peter Medak’s classic supernatural horror THE CHANGELING, starring George C. Scott

Plus, there are channel premieres for DR WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. The films star Peter Cushing as Dr Who and also feature Roberta Tovey as Susan. The second had Bernard Cribbins as Tom Campbell, years before he played Wilfred Mott

Full film details in transmission order:

Saturday 7 May @ 21:00 – SHE NEVER DIED (2019) *UK TV Premiere

Lacey (Olunike Adeliyi), a socially detached loner is cursed with immortality and the never-ending tedium of existence. In her attempts to keep her compulsions in check, she seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer. Lacey must now face her own inner demons while simultaneously finding her next meal.

Saturday 14 May @ 21:00 – BECKY (2020) *UK TV Premiere

Rebellious teen Becky (Lulu Wilson) accompanies her father (Joel McHale) on a weekend getaway to a lake house, in an effort to try and reconnect. But the trip soon takes a turn for the worse when a group of escaped convicts suddenly invade the house. With her father's life at stake, Becky has no choice but to take matters into her own hands.

Saturday 14th May @ 22:55 – BOOK OF MONSTERS (2018) *UK TV Premiere

Sophie's 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on devouring the party guests and killing anyone who tries to leave. As her school friends are torn apart and eaten, Sophie must rally a band of misfits and take up arms to send their party crashers back to hell. To survive the night, Sophie will face her destiny; monsters are real - and she's the only one who can stop them.

Saturday 21 May @ 21:00 – THE CHANGELING (1980) *Channel Premiere

Months after the death of his wife and child in a car accident, composer John Russell (George S. Scott) retires to an old mansion which has been unoccupied for years. But John’s hopes of peace and quiet prove unfulfilled, as he finds himself regularly disturbed by a strange and uncanny presence that haunts the house. Teaming up with local historian Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), John begins to research the house’s past, and soon finds secrets more terrible than he ever imagined.

Saturday 28 May @ 22:50 – BLOODLINE (2018) *UK TV Premiere

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

Sunday 29 May @ 15:00 – DR WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965) *Channel Premiere

Scientist Doctor Who (Peter Cushing) accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara’s boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet’s other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks. Directed by Gordon Flemyng, this was the first of two films based on the television series and also stars Roy Castle and Jennie Linden.

Sunday 29 May @ 16:40 – DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. (1966) *Channel Premiere

This sequel to `Dr Who and the Daleks' finds Doctor Who (Peter Cushing) returning to Earth in AD 2150, only to find it almost destroyed by cosmic rays, and the Daleks moving in to hollow out the planet's core to turn it into a gigantic spaceship. Again directed by Gordon Flemyng, this was the second of two films based on the television series and also stars Bernard Cribbins and Gill Curzon.

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