Monday 22 August 2022

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA - 30th Anniversary Ltd-Ed 4K Steelbook - Zavvi Exclusive.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is thrilled to announce that director Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning classic will be available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in a Limited Edition Steelbook with brand-new extras on 10th October, exclusively from Zavvi. 

From Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola (1974 Best Director, The Godfather: Part II) comes Bram Stoker’s Dracula - the tortured journey of the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman) as he moves from Eastern Europe to 19th Century London, where after centuries alone in his crumbling castle, his taste for humanity has grown bold with desire. Touching that humanity, and having lost his own, this is a chronicle of damnation and redemption, of horror and romantic passion, of renunciation and sacrifice. 

RATING: 18  Runtime: 2hrs 10mins

Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, including the original theatrical English subtitle font for texted instances
Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + Dolby Stereo
Special Features:
- NEWLY ADDED: “Love Song For A Vampire” Music Video by Annie Lennox
- NEWLY ADDED: Blood Lines – Dracula: The Man, The Myth, The Movies Featurette

Feature presented in High Definition, sourced from the 4K master
Dolby Atmos audio
Special Features:
- Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola, Visual Effects Director Roman Coppola and Makeup Supervisor Greg Cannom
- Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
- Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker's Dracula
- Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son
- The Blood Is the Life: The Making of Bram Stoker's Dracula
- The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka
- In-Camera: Naïve Visual Effects
- Method and Madness: Visualizing Dracula
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Theatrical Trailers 

Available exclusively from Zavvi.

Limited Edition Hammer Horror sets from Second Sight Films coming 29 Aug

THE MUMMY and FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, starring British acting royalty, the legendary Peter Cushing in both films and other acting greats including Christopher Lee and Patrick Troughton arrive on Limited Edition Box sets next Monday courtesy of Second Sight Films.
Terrance Fisher’s acclaimed, seminal horror THE MUMMY (1958) starring screen icon Peter Cushing (Star Wars, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Hound of The Baskervilles) has been unearthed from its tomb, and now the spellbinding horror cult classic is set for the Limited Edition treatment on Blu-ray, with a vast array of special features courtesy of Second Sight Films on 29 August 2022.
Cushing gives a haunting turn as an Egyptologist who discovers an ancient tomb and inadvertently unleashes the vengeful mummy of an Egyptian priest played by horror legend, Christopher Lee (Dracula, The Wicker Man, The Lord of The Rings)
In 1890s Egypt, a team of British archaeologists, John Banning (Cushing), his father Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer), and Uncle Joseph Whemple (Raymond Huntley) discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux). Inside the tomb, Peter discovers The Scroll of Life and, when he reads it aloud, he unknowingly brings the mummified body of the high priest Kharis (Lee) back to life...
Three years later and the group have returned to England, unawares of the nefarious consequences of their actions. A follower off the same Egyptian religion unleashes The Mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.
As it edges nearer to exact its revenge, can anything save them from its relentlessly vicious and vengeful mission?
- Main feature presented in original UK theatrical aspect ratio 1.66:1 and alternative full frame1.37:1
- New audio commentary by film academic Kelly Robinson
- Archive audio commentary by Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
- An Appreciation of The Mummy by David Huckvale
- The Music of The Mummy
- Unwrapping The Mummy
- The House of Horror: Memories of Bray
- The Hammer Rep Company
- Original Promo Reel
- Stills Gallery
- Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Soft cover book with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Lindsay Hallam and Kevin Lyons plus production stills
- Four collectors' art cards

The final Hammer horror from acclaimed director Terrence Fisher, and the last in the series of eight Frankenstein films for the company, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL was originally released in 1974, and now the chilling pivotal horror gets its Limited Edition box set release, complete with a slew of special features on 29 August 2022 courtesy of Second Sight Films.

The iconic Peter Cushing returns as the legendary Baron in his seventh outing, alongside Patrick Troughton ahead of his incarnation as the second Doctor Who, as well as a host of stellar British acting talent including the mighty Dave Prowse (Star Wars) as Frankenstein’s creation, who also happens to be the only man who played this role twice for Hammer, in two very different manifestations.

When a young doctor, Simon Helder (Shane Briant – Time Traveller) is committed to an insane asylum where the legendary Baron Frankenstein supposedly perished after being found experimenting on stolen corpses, he is quickly taken under the wing of mysterious Doctor Victor (Peter Cushing).

But Simon quickly realises that there’s more than meets the eye with Doctor Victor, and that Frankenstein is alive and well and is continuing his macabre experiments...

This grisly, gothic Hammer production is a thought-provoking and stylish closure to the Frankenstein anthology, featuring another superb turn from Peter Cushing and boasting oodles of bloodshed, and spectacularly frightful moments.

- Main feature presented in original UK theatrical aspect ratio 1.66:1 and alternative full frame1.37:1
- New audio commentary by film academic Kat Ellinger
- Archive audio commentary by Shane Briant, Madeline Smith and Marcus Hearn
- An Appreciation of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell by David Huckvale
- The Music of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
- Taking Over the Asylum
- Charming Evil: Terence Fisher at Hammer
- Stills Gallery
- Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Soft cover book with new essays by Kevin Lyons, Kelly Robinson and Emma Westwood plus production stills
- Five collectors' art cards

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Neil Marshall leads FrightFest's "New Blood" panel

The search is over as this year’s New Blood participants have been unearthed and will be attending Arrow FrightFest for a special mentoring session in a Central London venue at the start of festival on Thursday 25th August where they will pitch their feature script ideas to a panel of industry professionals
After a record number of submissions, eight projects have been chosen to be presented to the four mentors. They come from all over the UK and amazing imagination unleashed in their script ideas.  
The grateful eight and their respective projects are HAIL SANTA by Jonny Grant, SHE KNOWS WHY!!! by Alix Austin and Keir Siewert (AK), CARAVANSERAI by Ayad Andrews, CRAVE by David Yorke, THIS HOUSE IS FUCKED by James M. Macleod, CRAWL TO ME by Penelope Yeulet & Ruby Abbiss, OVIPOSITOR by Elizabeth Parikh, and VESSEL by Ellena Loughrey
The successful shortlisted applicants will workshop their ideas in a group setting under the guidance of top industry professionals and genre experts. Regular mentor Queensbury Pictures’ Giles Edwards is joined this year by Neil Marshall, Emmy-nominated director of Dog Soldiers and this year’s opening film, The Lair; Aaron Koontz, producer of Pale Horse, and the Scare Package franchise, and James Moran, prolific screenwriter of Severance,  TV’s Curfew series as well as FrightFest’s very own Turn Your Bloody Phone Off campaign

Following the selection, Giles Edwards, Head of Development at Queensbury Pictures, said: "I'm thrilled with our, once again, fabulously diverse torrent of New Blood for 2022. This year's crop is as wild and wicked as ever. It proves that the creativity of the UK's undiscovered genre talent is a roaring, rampaging river of pure, palpable and delectable terror...."
New Blood is the new writer’s initiative jointly held by Arrow FrightFest with Giles Edwards of Queensbury Pictures with its mission to find emerging UK-based writers dedicated to the genre and nurture their projects from script to screen.
Arrow FrightFest 2022 runs 25th to 29th August at the Cineworld, Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema. 
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THE LAST THING MARY SAW - Gothic, dread-filled Shudder Original coming to UK DVD.

Every family has its secrets, and THE LAST THING MARY SAW is a frightening secret audiences will want in on. From Edoardo Vitaletti, in his directorial debut, this gothic horror features a stand-out cast, including horror favourite Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Rory Culkin (Signs), Stefanie Scott (Insidious 3) and Judith Roberts (Orange Is the New Black, You Were Never Really Here), who give showstopping performances. 
We begin in Southold, New York, 1843, where we meet a young Mary (Stefanie Scott) with blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, as she is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s mysterious death. 
As the story flashes back, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious and eerily claustrophobic household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman), the family’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination to be dealt with as severely as possible, inflicting brutal punishments. 
The couple attempts to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory Culkin) and the revelation of greater forces at work... 
THE LAST THING MARY SAW oozes with palpable oppression, suspense, and sin. This dark and dread-filled horror promises to sate genre fans' thirst for supernatural twists and innate terror. Audiences should get ready to witness The Last Thing Mary Saw, a painfully tense, heart-wrenching, and impossible-to-forget film.
Having premiered at the 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival, this dark and enchanting Shudder Original is now set to arrive on DVD and digital on 19 September 2022 from Acorn Media International.
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Kurosawa epics, brutal Kitano classics, mutant mayhem and more, streaming on ARROW, September!

Key highlights this SEPTEMBER on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include a fantastic season of films from the legendary Japanese director AKIRA KUROSAWA, including influential classics RASHOMON and THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, cult 80s horror chills, a trio of violent Japanese crime thrillers from the brilliant  TAKESHI KITANO, a season of mutant movies, Full Moon freak-outs, and much more...

Seasons in August include MUTANTS!, a curated collection of films featuring the abnormal and deformed with titles including Head of the Family, Hideous, Mutant War and Trapped Alive;  Deutsche Horrorfilme, a selection of Teutonic cult classics to help you celebrate Oktoberfest this September, including Sleep, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, and The Golem; and Judgement Day, a catalogue of thrills and horrors with a religious bent that will have you praising all the crazy cult filmmakers who have blessed us with a bounty of bizarre and brilliant takes on faith on film, including The Righteous, Children of the Corn, The Day of the Beast, and the fascinating Hell On Earth: The Desecration and Resurrection of Ken Russell's The Devils.

ALSO SHOWING: Epic Japanese crime drama A FUGITIVE FROM THE PAST; a definitive documentary on TOSHIRO MIFUNE; gothic chills in THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM with genre superstar Lance Henriken; sci-fi thrills in B-movie stand-outs CREEPOZOIDS and LASERBLAST, and much more… 


New Titles – From September 2

Seven Samurai
The Hidden Fortress
Throne of Blood
Mifune: The Last Samurai
Head of the Family  

New Titles – From September 9

Violent Cop
Boiling Point

New Titles – From September 16

Tourist Trap
The Pit and the Pendulum

New Titles – From September 26

A Fugitive From the Past

New Titles – From September 30


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Mayhem Film Festival’s BFI FAN-supported new commission NIGHT OF THE CAT screenings confirmed

Mayhem Film Festival returns to Broadway Cinema, Nottingham on 13-16 October for its 18th edition and this year sees the weekend take a feline turn with the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) supported commission, "NIGHT OF THE CAT" planned for the Saturday night (15 October). 

Screening as part of IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS, a UK-wide film season from the BFI, supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network, "NIGHT OF THE CAT" - one of four special commissions by leading horror film festivals around the UK - will take over Broadway’s purr-fect Screen 1 with two rare film screenings: Kaneto Shindo’s 1968 Japanese horror film Kuroneko (translated as The Black Cat) will open the night and will be accompanied by a kaleidoscopic live original score from Nottingham-based artist Yumah (aka Lucy Morrow). Then in Mayhem’s late-night cult slot, a 30th anniversary screening of Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers from 1992 will continue the cat theme into the night.

Mayhem Film Festival co-director Steven Sheil cannot wait for the Night of the Cat to begin: “We’re so grateful for the support from the BFI Film Audience Network as part of BFI’s IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS season that have made Night of the Cat possible. It’s given us the opportunity to not only show two films that are rarely seen on the big screen, but also commission Yumah to produce an original and evocative score that will mesmerise the audience.” 
Those attending the weekend will also have the opportunity to see horror maestro Dario Argento’s latest giallo Dark Glasses, as well as the UK premiere of genre-bending ghost story Jethica.

Caroline Hennigan, Broadway’s Director of Programme, is looking forward to welcoming Mayhem fans from across the UK back to Broadway Cinema: “Mayhem is one of our biggest weekends of the year, with an amazing atmosphere that always brings in new film fans to Broadway. The Mayhem team - Steven, Chris and Meli - always programme an eclectic and unique festival that gets people talking and we’re sure this year’s line-up with be no exception.” 

Early bird festival passes have been flying out of the door and film fans wanting to experience the weekend have until Friday 19 August to purchase at the reduced rate of £75, before the price is increased to £85. 

Mayhem Film Festival co-director, Chris Cooke added: “We’re currently putting together the full line-up for the weekend and will be announcing more titles over the coming weeks. All we can say is that it’s looking like it’ll be another vintage year!” 

Further line-up announcements are expected soon, and passes can be purchased from The Broadway Cinema Website at 

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Argentinian Splatterfest PUSSYCAKE Spews Onto Screambox on August 30

Screambox original film PUSSYCAKE will stream exclusively on Screambox on August 30. The Argentinian splatterfest will also be available on VOD platforms via Cinedigm.

In the movie, a struggling all-girl rock band kicks off a new tour, hoping to rekindle their popularity. When they catch the attention of horrors from beyond our reality, the band realizes that being forgotten by their fans is the least of their problems.

International horror maven Pablo Parés (Plaga Zombie) directs from a script by Maxi Ferzzola. Maca Suárez (The Accused), Anahi Politi (Crystal Eyes), and Flor Moreno (The Talking Guts) star alongside newcomers Aldana Ruberto and Sofia Rossi.

PUSSYCAKE premiered at Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre in December, earning the Audience Award for Best Feature. It has drawn comparisons to the likes of Evil Dead, Predator, Return of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, and Motel Hell.

“PussyCake is a wild and crazy ride that delivers all the bloody goods, and we’re excited to share the chaos with horror fans on Screambox and beyond,” says Cinedigm Manager of Acquisitions Brandon Hill. 

View the trailer on YouTube.

Enjoy PUSSYCAKE and more unique horror content with a 30-day free trial of Screambox, available on iOS, Android, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Comcast, and


Infamous cult classic I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE - Coming to 4K UHD September

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, the infamous 1978 cult classic that changed the face of cinema forever, is back in stunning 4K Ultra HD, restored and fully remastered. 

Re-experience the phenomenon that shocked and divided the world as Jennifer Hills enacts her horrific plans for revenge, culminating in some of the most gruesome scenes ever captured on film.

This three-disc collection, packaged in a premium O-ring boxset with four exclusive artcards, includes feature-length documentary Growing Up with I Spit on Your Grave and exclusive, specially commissioned extras including: brand new audio commentary with the legendary Camille Keaton, and editor of Ultra Violent Magazine, Art Ettinger; an exciting in-depth interview with film historian Chris Poggiali; and a new introduction from star, Camille Keaton.

Hailed as a feminist-revenge masterpiece by some, and exploitation by others, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is engrained in film history and this is the ultimate tribute to a cult phenomenon, a must-have for fans and collectors.

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment presents I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from 26th September.

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David Cronenberg's CRIMES OF THE FUTURE - Out 9th Sep in UK and Irish Cinemas

Following this year’s Cannes Film Festival where it played In Competition, and returning to the sub-genre that made his name, Vertigo will proudly release David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE in UK and Irish cinemas on September 9th.

As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution

Featuring a stellar cast including Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, writer and director David Cronenberg (Crash, The Fly, Eastern Promises) returns to his body-horror roots for a film that will “delight ravenous fans” (Total Film).

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE will be released on 9th September UK and Irish cinemas

View the trailer below...



Sci-Fi London Film Festival's 48-Hour Film Competition returns 10th-12th September

What do David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars) and Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) have in common? They have all taken part in the SCI-FI LONDON 48-HOUR Film Challenge... 

This August, SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL are once again launching their stellar, 14th annual, film competition. The 48-HOUR Film Challenge takes place on the weekend of 10th September 2022 for filmmakers across the globe. 

The event started in 2008 after SCI-FI-LONDON festival’s director, Louis Savy, visited lots of different festivals and spoke to filmmakers - he kept asking "have you made a sci-fi movie?". Mostly the answer was “we don’t have that kind of budget“.

Shane Carruth reportedly made Primer for $7000 – the main special effect was the innards of a washing machine. Surely, like any good film, you just need the right script, great actors and a good sound mix. If you want to make Avatar, sure you need 200 million dollars, but you can make sci-fi with very little budget and VFX - for example, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

The challenge’s first winner in 2008 was none other than filmmaker Gareth Edwards - with short film Factory Farmed. His debut feature, the multi-award-winning Monsters, was green-lit by Vertigo Films - after they saw his winning 48-hour short film and subsequently developed a feature with him. 

Gareth’s subsequent films include Godzilla (2014) and Star Wars: Rogue One. Other previous winners have included Vince Knight, who directed Blue Season (2010), featuring a fresh-faced Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Sharp - director of It's No Game (2017), starring David Hasselhoff. 

So, how does it work?

The Format 

On the day of the challenge, we give the teams the TITLE of the film they will make, some DIALOGUE that one of the characters must say to screen, and a list of PROPS that must be seen in the film. We also give an optional scientific/sci-fi theme or idea… this could include things like nano-tech, cloning, crypto or crispr… or something a little more “fringe”.

They then have until Monday morning to return the completed movie to us - written, shot and edited all within a weekend!

We don't mind if you shoot the film on a mobile or a professional film kit. It can be animated, live-action, feature a cast of 1000s, or just your pets - it just needs to be a sci-fi story and be written and produced within the time limit.

We shortlist all the completed films and the top 10 films go in front of our industry jury. This year the jury includes:

Elliot Grove - Founder and director of RAINDANCE
Christina Nowak - SMPTE board member and CINEGIRL ambassador
Simon Foster - Founder of Sydney Sci-Fi Film Festival
Sonya Pemberton – Award-winning Producer and science communicator
Two more jurors are yet to be confirmed.

In need of some inspiration?

Check out a selection of previous winners below:

Gareth Edwards' - Factory Farmed:
Vince Knight - Blue Season:
Oscar Sharp - It's No Game:

To sign up, go to:
Entry is free and you can take part anywhere in the world! 


BBC3 comedy-horror series WRECK - Premiering at FrightFest

BBC Three have released a selection of first look images from WRECK, the upcoming thrilling comedy horror series created and written by Ryan J. Brown.

WRECK is a tense thriller, mixing comedy with a slice of slasher, set aboard The Sacramentum cruise ship. The series follows 20-year-old new recruit, Jamie, as he infiltrates the 3000 strong crew in a desperate race to find his missing sister. She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and vanished mid charter. 

Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the tribes within the staff: the theatre kids, the mafias and the low-paid workers. For this overworked and underpaid crew, life below deck can be an odyssey of partying and excess… and they remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. Jamie is forced to turn detective and uncover the sinister truth.

The series stars Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood) as Jamie, Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars) as Vivian, Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) as Danny, Harriet Webb (I May Destroy You) as Karen, Jodie Tyack (The Window) as Pippa with new faces Louis Boyer as Sam, Anthony Rickman as Olly, Amber Grappy as Lauren, Diego Andres as Jerome, Peter Claffey as Cormac, Miya Ocego as Rosie, Warren James Dunning as Beaker, Ramanique Ahluwalia as Lily and Alice Nokes as Sophia.
The (6x45’) series was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three and is produced by Euston Films, part of Fremantle with support from Northern Ireland Screen. It is executive produced by Noemi Spanos for Euston Films and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Chris Baugh (Boys from County Hell) has directed and executive produced all six episodes. 

The series will premiere at London’s Fright Fest on August 26th. Tickets can be purchased from the FrightFest Website. The series will launch on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer later this autumn.


Monday 15 August 2022

Independent horror movie THE SHIMIAN - Set for world premiere, September

THE SHIMIAN, an upcoming independent horror film, produced by Bader Media Entertainment CIC has been confirmed for its world premiere in September. Viewers were recently given a taste of the new production with the launch of a chilling Trailer (YouTube).

The feature-length movie, written and directed by industry veteran James Peakman, will be launched at a special event at Millennium Point Cinema, Birmingham. Peakman, who has previously worked with ITV and Channel 4 has also directed 4th Floor of Singapore (2016) and miniseries Thrash the Trash (2021).

Starring Sophie Simmons, Blake Hutchings, Margot Lin, and Ashlea Winfield, THE SHIMIAN tells the sinister story of a family camping trip in a remote forest to celebrate a birthday and fix their strained relationships, but their celebrations are cut short when they learn that something unearthly is hunting them.

Attendees will be able to walk the red carpet before taking their seats in front of a giant 24 x 12m cinema screen to view the film. Afterwards there will a Q&A session with cast and crew, followed by after-party drinks with the wider team.

James Peakman, writer and director, The Shimian, said:

“With Halloween just around the corner, we’re very excited to announce the world premiere of The Shimian. The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to produce a film which will deliver scares, thrills, and first-class entertainment to audiences in equal measure, and we hope everyone has a fantastic evening.”

Steve George-Hilley, an executive producer, The Shimian said:

“The Shimian is the latest exciting new movie to emerge from Britain’s thriving independent film industry. These films simply cannot be made without a dedicated director, cast and crew, all of whom put a great deal of time and effort into bringing these projects to life.”   

Early bird tickets to the world premiere, which takes place at 18.30 on Thursday 29th September 2022 at Millennium Point Cinema, Birmingham cost £10 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.


SHUDDER announces biggest ever Halloween slate - 1 Sep - 31 Oct

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, will kick off its annual 61-day Halloween event beginning Thursday 1st September. Shudder is the leading streamer for thrills and frights year-round. 
But the service goes above and beyond every September and October, this year presenting an unprecedented line-up of eight acclaimed, must-see new films and new original series, along with other special treats to be announced, to truly be “The Home for Halloween.”

Below is an overview of the key programming for “The Home for Halloween” including all September library title additions.
101 SCARIEST FILM MOMENTS OF ALL TIME - Premieres WedS 7th Sept; new episodes weekly
In this eight-episode new series from the producers of Eli Roth’s History of Horror, master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world.
QUEER FOR FEAR : A HISTORY OF QUEER HORROR - Premieres Fri 30th Sept; new episodes weekly
From executive producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Queer for Fear is a four-part documentary series about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres. From its literary origins with queer authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that influenced Universal Monsters and Hitchcock; from the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century to the AIDS obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films; through genre-bending horrors from a new generation of queer creators; Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.
UNTITLED BOULET BROTHERS SERIES – (Date to be announced soon)
For the third straight Halloween season following The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection (2020) and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season 4 (2021), the groundbreaking duo return to Shudder to horrify and delight with their boldest and most ambitious show ever.
WHO INVITED - Premieres Thurs 1st Sept
Adam and Margo’s housewarming party goes well enough except for this mysterious couple, Tom and Sasha, lingering after the other guests have left. The couple reveals themselves to be their wealthy and successful neighbours, but as one nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo start to suspect their new friends are duplicitous strangers with a dark secret. Written and directed by Duncan Birmingham, and starring Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Melissa Tang (The Kominsky Method), Timothy Granaderos (13 Reasons Why), and Perry Mattfeld (In the Dark).
SALOUM - Premieres Thurs 8th Sept
Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas – Chaka, Rafa and Midnight - must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with secrets of her own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it’s Chaka who happens to be hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he's brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all.
Saloum stars Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily Juhen, Roger Sallah, Bruno Henry, Marielle Salmier and Mentor Ba, and is written and directed by Jean-Luc Herbulot, from a story by Herbulot and Pamala Diop. Official Selection TIFF 2021, Fantastic Fest 2021 Best Director/New Wave winner.
SPEAK NO EVIL - Premieres, Thurs 15th Sept
On a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later the Danish couple receive an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn't take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very else than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now find themselves trapped in a house, that they wish they had never entered. Speak No Evil is directed by Christian Tafdrup (A Horrible Woman) and written by Christian and Mads Tafdrup, and stars Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja Van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg, Marius Damslev. Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2022.
RAVEN'S HOLLOW - Premieres Thurs 22nd Sept
West Point cadet Edgar Allan Poe and four other cadets on a training exercise in upstate New York are drawn by a gruesome discovery into a forgotten community. Starring William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Melanie Zanetti (Bluey), Callum Woodhouse (All Creatures Great and Small), Kate Dickie (The Green Knight), and David Hayman (Sid & Nancy). Written and directed by Christopher Hatton. Official Selection, FrightFest 2022.
SISSY - Premieres Thurs 29th Sept
Sissy stars Aisha Dee and Hannah Barlow as Cecilia and Emma, who had been tween-age BFFs who were never going to let anything come between them - until Alex (Emily De Margheriti) arrived on the scene. Twelve years later, Cecilia is a successful social media influencer living the dream of an independent, modern millennial woman, until she runs into Emma for the first time in over a decade. After reconnecting, Emmy invites Cecilia on her bachelorette weekend at a remote cabin in the mountains, where Alex proceeds to make Cecilia’s weekend a living hell. Sissy is written and directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes. Official Selection, SXSW 2022
DEADSTREAM - Premieres Thurs 6th Oct
A disgraced and demonetised Internet personality tries to win back his fans by live streaming himself, spending a night alone in an abandoned haunted house. However, when he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her powerful following. Deadstream stars Joseph Winter, who wrote and directed the film with Vanessa Winter.
Dario Argento’s DARK GLASSESS - Premieres Thurs 13th Oct
Rome. An eclipse blocks out the sun, blackening the skies on a hot summer day - harbinger of the darkness that will envelop Diana when a serial killer chooses her as prey. Fleeing her predator, the young escort crashes her car and loses her sight. She emerges from the initial shock determined to fight for her life, but she is no longer alone. Defending her and acting as her eyes is a little boy, Chin, who survived the car accident. But the killer won’t give up his victim. Who will be saved? A triumphant return from Italian master of horror, director Dario Argento. Starring Ilenia Pastorelli and Asia Argento.
V/H/S/99 - Premieres Thurs 20th Oct
V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager's home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analogue days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.
The “Ghoul Log” is Halloween’s answer to the Christmas Yule Log: a 24/7 streaming jack-o’-lantern providing the perfect ambience for all your Halloween festivities. Fan favourites The Ghoul Log, Return of the Ghoul Log and Night of the Ghoul Log are back, along with a surprise new instalment for 2022.
Every Friday in October from 3.00 – 4.00pm ET, members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s head of programming, to discuss all things horror: from their favourite genre films of all time to the most highly anticipated horror releases of the year.  From those conversations, Sam will then use his horror expertise to offer customized viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection.
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5th September
A year after her daughter's disappearance, another girl from Elrod, Georgia, goes missing. Convinced there is a connection, Charlie won't stop searching until she discovers the truth.
An elderly woman takes in a lodger, offering her accommodation in return for help around the house. The eccentric woman behaves as if her long-deceased husband is still alive. But soon the lodger begins to feel his presence.
6th September

Drew has an identity problem. Every few days, he has to shape-shift, or face a painful death. He has to find someone and make a copy. He takes everything: their looks, memories, hopes and dreams. Their entire life. He becomes them, and they die horribly. Lately, the changes are becoming more frequent. Facing his imminent death, Drew sets out on one final blood-soaked mission.

12th September

1950s Georgia, a pregnant con woman on the run seeks refuge in a desolate convent only to be met with an unsettling and horrendous evil waiting on the other side. From Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw II, III and IV.

In 1988 a screening of Antrum at a cinema in Budapest resulted in the tragic death of fifty-six people when the building caught fire and burned to the ground. Other deaths linked to the film resulted in Antrum being condemned as a 'cursed' film and its master negative destroyed.

In this clever Israeli slasher, a group of people get caught in a serial killer's web. There are two siblings who've committed a major sin, 4 teen athletes, a forest ranger and two pervy cops. As each of them enters the woods where the psycho lurks, their decisions lead to terror and torment.

19th September

On Halloween, a group of medical students steal the corpse a serial killer from a morgue and raise him from the dead, inadvertently putting themselves and a group of young neighbourhood children in danger.

Teenagers accidentally resurrect a satanic killer who targets the local police captain's daughter to birth the antichrist.

Ennio, a giallo-obsessed VHS collector with a drinking problem, finds a highly collectable video tape that could solve his money problems and save him from eviction. He makes a deal with a shady, anonymous collector before realising the video has been stolen. So begins Ennio’s desperate hunt for the black-gloved perpetrator while, along the way, he meets Simone, an alcoholic woman obsessed with the 80s. As Ennio searches for the tape and begins to lose a grip on reality, his and Simone’s mutual love of nostalgia draws them together. Can they find redemption in each other?

A wrongfully convicted murderess must solve a metaphysical mystery to find the real killer. 30 years ago, Dulce was convicted of killing her husband and kids, despite her pleas that an evil entity in the house committed the slayings. Now, as part of her sentence, Dulce’s sent back to the home where the murders happened. As memories come flooding back, Dulce teams up with a priest to uncover the secrets of the house and find peace.

A man wakes in a world destroyed by biological warfare with no memory of his previous life. Taken prisoner by a group of scavengers he meets a young woman who tries to helps him escape as the scavengers pursue them through the barren wastelands.

26th September

A journalist investigates an evil cult who may have murdered a female colleague. After Rachel dies mysteriously while investigating her brother’s death, Frazier Truick decides it’s time to get to the bottom of what the cult is all about. But he’s not prepared for pagan rituals, Satan worship, and human sacrifice. Racing against time, Frazier must solve the crime before he winds up its next victim.

After being forced to give her baby up for adoption, a teenage girl decides to go on a cross country hike through the Scottish Highlands with a group of friends. In an attempt to re-kindle their relationship, her ex-boyfriend appears uninvited, but his attempts at reconciliation are interrupted after they find an abandoned baby in the ruins of an old castle. As they attempt to get the baby to safety, a wolf-like creature appears from the darkness hell-bent on protecting its brood.

Goldberg is a lonely computer programmer who spends his time searching the internet for a girlfriend. After a blind date in the park, he meets Eisenberg, a thug who stalks him, intruding into his everyday life until Goldberg's actions to get rid of him spin dangerously out of control.

30th September

Hans is a self-confident man, driving across the country with his wife and two daughters by his side. His ego gets the better of him when he gets into an argument with another driver. The van driver turns out to be the wrong man to cross on the road and sets out to teach Hans a deadly lesson. Skillfully pushing the buttons of Hans's arrogance, a simple family road trip turns into a deadly obstacle course in this nerve-wracking, blackly comic morality tale thriller.

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Sunday 14 August 2022

Mockumentary EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END - World Premiere at Arrow FrightFest 2022

Children of Cellulloid are delighted to share the new poster and images for the upcoming horror mockumentary EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END. The quirky new horror mockumentary will be having its World Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square as a part of Arrow FrightFest on Monday 29th August.

A documentary crew is hired to chronicle the making of cult classic horror director Alfred Costella's final film; An all practical masterpiece with a dark twist entitled 'Everybody Dies by the End’.

EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END is directed by Ian Tripp & Ryan Schafer and stars Bill Oberst Jr., Vinny Curran, Caroline Amiguet, Iliyana Apostolova and Amber Grayson.  Both Tripp and Schafer also star in the film.

Co-director Ian Tripp was delighted with the announcemnet that EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END will be celebrating its World Premiere at Arrow FrightFest, "It’s a privilege and a pleasure to have our first movie’s world premiere at Frightfest in London! We are beyond grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to experience the film with an audience."

EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END will have its World Premiere at Arrow FrightFest on 29th August. 

Tickets can be purchased here: