Friday 22 December 2023

Holiday themed horror-comedy THE LAST SLAY RIDE - Available on Prime

VIPCO & BayView Entertainment celebrate the holiday season with the horror-comedy THE LAST SLAY RIDE, now available to rent/buy on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and USA. Also available on other streaming platforms worldwide.

When a group of indie filmmakers are ripped off by a crooked distributor, they set out on a mission of revenge, but 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!
THE LAST SLAY RIDE was Written and Directed by Jason Hawkins and stars Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Elissa Dowling (Girl On The Third Floor) and Lukas Verri-Singer.

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Anthology horror THE MONSTER MASH available on Amazon Prime Video

Anthology horror film THE MONSTER MASH is out now from BayView Entertainment and is available to rent/buy on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and USA. Also available on other streaming platforms worldwide.

An anthology throwback to the glorious days of Creature Features that dominated television sets across America. Dr. Freudstein, along with his sidekick Ludwig fumble to create a bio-mechanical experiment all while hosting “The Monster Mash Triple Feature Show.” 

THE MONSTER MASH features 3 gruesome mini horror films: Whispering Hollow Road – A dark shadowy noir with a monstrous twist, The House – A modern gothic tale of lycanthropy, Homebound Horror – A grimy grindhouse tale of revenge of extraterrestrial proportions.

The film was Directed by Richard Terrasi and Kevin Losani and stars Michael Gentile, William Kozy and Cherry Fu.

THE MONSTER MASH has gained much praise from festivals including winning at these festivals:

Horrors4You Film Festival – Winner – (Best Screenplay – Best Director),
Bloody Horror International Film Festival – Winner (Favorite Creature Feature),
The Strange Days Horror Fest – Winner – (Best Of The Fest Award)

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Wednesday 13 December 2023

Ghost buddy comedy THE CIVIL DEAD - in select UK cinemas and on Digital, January

Bulldog Film Distribution presents THE CIVIL DEAD, in select cinemas and On Demand, 19th January

Clay is a loner photographer who enjoys a mundane life with his artist wife Whitney in Los Angeles. After Whitney advises Clay, who has been creatively stagnant and unemployed for months, to go out and be productive while she’s out of town and not to “just lay in the living room and drink beer”, Clay happens upon his long-lost friend, Whit. After a night of catching up, Whit discloses an unsettling secret to Clay, which puts a strain on his marriage and causes him to question his own sanity…

Directed by and starring Clay Tatum with co-writer and star Whitmer Thomas (Glow)THE CIVIL DEAD is a hilariously offbeat lo-fi slacker take on the ghost story which won the Audience Award and was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival and had its UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2023.

THE CIVIL DEAD is in select cinemas and on demand 19 January 2024

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British Folk Horror LORD OF MISRULE - On UK Digital, January

From the director of "Orphan: First Kill" comes the chilling British folk horror LORD OF MISRULE, which comes to UK Digital Platforms, January. 

Rebecca Holland has recently taken over as vicar of a rural English village. When her young daughter Grace goes missing at the local festival, the villagers and local police join in a desperate search. 

However, the closer they edge towards finding Grace, the more secrets emerge from the village’s dark past. Soon, Rebecca must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to rescue her daughter from the grip of evil. 

Starring Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey), Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight), Matt Stokoe (The Hunt for Raoul Moat) and Evie Templeton (Life After Life)LORD OF MISRULE is directed by William Brent Bell (Orphan: First Kill) from a script written by Tom de Ville (Urban Gothic).

Signature Entertainment presents Lord of Misrule on Digital Platforms 8th January

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Cult Classic HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM - on Blu-ray and Digital Next Year!

A new restoration of the 1959 horror film on Blu-ray and DVD, and making its UK Digital debut, HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM, starring Michael Gough and directed by Arthur Crabtree (Fiend Without a Face), marked the first film in the “Sadian Trilogy”, followed by the Hammer favourite Circus of Horrors and Michael Powell’s infamous Peeping Tom - introducing cinema audiences to a more shocking and salacious brand of onscreen horror.

A series of grisly, macabre murders sweep London and leave Scotland Yard completely baffled. Bancroft, an evil crime journalist, is hypnotising his assistant to commit murders using items curated in his own personal “Black Museum” - inspired by the infamous real-life collection of weapons and torture instruments used by criminals. Using these murders to fuel his own crime stories, Bancroft delights in the Yard’s embarrassment.

Experience fear beyond belief in this gruesome British horror treat that features a splendid lead performance from the estimable Michael Gough (star of horror gems including Trog, Horror Hospital and The Skull), with a cast that also includes Shirley Anne Field (The Damned, Peeping Tom) and June Cunningham (The Small World of Sammy Lee).

Originally shown in the new filmmaking format ‘Hypno-Vista’ (‘It actually puts YOU in the picture - can you stand it?’), HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM was a box office hit, and can count Martin Scorsese among its fans - the director got the film inducted to the New York Museum of Modern Art.

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 15th January 2024, and available to pre-order now.


- BRAND NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
- BRAND NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer/editor Steve Jones
- Hypno-Vista Introduction
- Original Trailer
- B&W Lobby Cards Gallery

The Blu-ray edition comes with an exclusive set of four collector’s art cards

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French horror INSIDE set for Limited & Standard Edition Blu-ray release, February

Dare you go INSIDE, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s ‘brutally affecting’ and deeply disturbing French feature? The film is set to strike stomach-wrenching fear into audiences once more, 15 years after its originalrelease in 2007 as Second Sight Films announce a brand-new Inside Limited Edition Blu-ray Box set release on 5 February 2024 complete with a host of fantastic new special features.

Following a car accident that leaves her husband dead, expectant mother Sarah (Alysson Paradis – The Childhood of Icarus) is left to prepare for her impending birth alone while grieving her terrible loss. 

But when a stranger (Béatrice Dalle – Betty Blue, Night on Earth) turns up at her house on Christmas Eve, things take a terrifying, unimaginably twisted turn… as the deranged intruder will stop at nothing to take her unborn baby.

The INSIDE Limited Edition box set is presented in a stunning rigid slipcase with new artwork by James Neal and includes a 70-page book with new essays. The special features include: new audio commentaries by Anna Bogutskaya and Elena Lazic, brand new interviews with the writer/directors Maury and Bustillo, and many more. 

Go deep INSIDE this welcome new addition to the family collection.

Special Features
- New audio commentary by Anna Bogutskaya
- New audio commentary by Elena Lazic
- First Born: a new interview with co-writer/directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
- Labour Pains: a new interview with actor Alysson Paradis
- A New Extreme: a new interview with producer Franck Ribière
- Womb Raider: a new interview with cinematographer Laurent Barès
- Reel Action: a new interview with stunt coordinator Emmanuel Lanzi
- The Birth of a Mother: Jenn Adams on Inside

Limited Edition Contents
- Rigid slipcase with new artwork by James Neal
- 70-page book with new essays by Chad Collins, Kat Ellinger, Annie Rose Malamet and Hannah Strong
- 6 collectors' art cards

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THE DEVIL COMES TO KANSAS CITY - on UK Digital this month

Ben Gavin (Super 8) stars as a mild-mannered farmer whose past as a brutal mercenary is unleashed after his wife is killed and his daughter kidnapped, in the brutal crime thriller THE DEVIL COMES TO KANSAS CITY.

SYNOPSIS: An attorney with a military past hunts down the gang who killed his wife and took his daughter.

THE DEVIL COMES TO KANSAS CITY is an uncompromising, wildly entertaining slice of neo-noir with a wicked supernatural twist, written and directed by Michael P Blevins (Digging to Death). Perfect for fans of Taken, Constantine and True Detective.

Also starring Jim O’Heir, famous for playing Jerry in Parks and Recreation, and Kirk Fox (Reservation Dogs) as the Devil THE DEVIL COMES TO KANSAS CITY is available on digital platforms including Google, Apple TV, Sky and Amazon from 18 December

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Tuesday 12 December 2023

Brutal British seaside slasher PUNCH - On UK Digital, January

Andy Edwards’ seaside slasher packs a PUNCH as the petrifying puppet is brought to life to terrorise the tourists and the locals of Hastings in this wickedly wacky new feature that’s been dubbed ‘one of the best slasher flicks to come along since Terrifier’ by GBV Reviews.

Following its FrightFest premiere this year, the brutally bloody British horror gets its digital release on 22 January courtesy of Miracle Media.

There’s no clowning around as Mr Punch stalks the seaside town – merrily battering with his baton to the sound of his maniacal laughter, causing death and devastation in his wake.

Bloody brutal Brit seaside slasher sees a pulverising puppet relentlessly terrorise Hastings’ youths but what does he want and are more sinister forces at work? 

Ambitious student Frankie (Alina Allison – Cuttlefish) has returned to her hometown to visit her troubled Mum, Julia (Kierston Wareing – Fish Tank). But with her mum’s creepy new man, Elton (Jamie Lomas – The Wind That Shakes the Barley), on the scene, she can’t wait to leave the Kent coast for good and see the world.

Set for a final night of fun with her pals before she goes on her merry way, it’s party time… but a night of dancing quickly turns to gore galore and the young locals are about to get more than they bargained for when an old folk tale becomes all too real.

Mr Punch is on the prowl and the fearsome pulverising puppet won’t stop until he’s done his worst, but who is he, why is he creating chaos on the shores and could there be more sinister forces at work?

As the carnage escalates, can Frankie survive the brutal bashings and the twisted truth?

Pulling no punches with its gruesomely graphic violence, this end-of-the-pier slasher will fill you with fear: That’s the way to do it.

On UK Digital 22 January

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Monday 11 December 2023

Cult British Sci-fi DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS - On UK Blu-ray, January

A new restoration of the 1954 British black-and-white science fiction film DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS, Directed by David MacDonald and starring Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds and Adrienne Corri comes to UK Disc and Digital, January.

One winter evening in a lonely Scottish inn, guests become prisoners when Nyah, a pitiless Martian with a robot minion, lands on earth and traps them within an invisible wall. With Martian males extinct after a battle of the sexes, Nyah aims to capture breeding stock on Earth. As escape attempts falter, the helpless humans must decide which one of them will die to save the others and possibly the world!

A famously economical film, Devil Girl From Mars was filmed over three weeks with no retakes in order to use up pre-booked studio time when another project finished ahead of schedule.

With a cast including the magnificent Patricia Laffan (Quo Vadis) as Nyah, and genre favourites Adrienne Corri (Vampire Circus), and fifties scream queen Hazel Court (The Masque of the Red Death), the film was shot by Jack E Cox (who filmed Hitchock’s The Lady Vanishes and Blackmail), with a score by prolific composer Edwin Astley, the man behind the catchy theme tunes to TV series The Saint and Danger Man.

Featuring the striking female Martian costume designed by Ronald Cobb, and a giant robot running amok, DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS is a bona fide cult classic that Starburst magazine says “is as iconic as they come”.


- BRAND NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
- BRAND NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer & journalist Barry Forshaw
- Stills gallery

DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 15th January 2024.

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Wednesday 6 December 2023

Anne Rice's MAYFAIR WITCHES: Series 1 - On Disc & Digital, January

Prepare to be bewitched by Anne Rice’s MAYFAIR WITCHES: Series 1 – a rich tale of power, destiny and the enduring legacy of a family with extraordinary mystical abilities, which comes to Blu-ray and DVD on the 8th January 2024. Each episode will also be available to purchase on Digital 24 hours after its transmission, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

This enchanting new series showcases a stand-out cast including Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus), Tongayi Chirisa (American Horror Story), Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), Beth Grant (Donnie Darko) and Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and breathes fresh life into Rice’s acclaimed novels, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy, which includes Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire.

Rowan Fielding (Daddario) is a passionate and intuitive young neurosurgeon whose life is about to change forever. Compelled by the loss of her adoptive mother to constantly question where she came from, Rowan is full of questions and as strange, inexplicable things start to happen around her – her search for the truth only intensifies.

Learning that she has supernatural abilities is only the beginning and as Rowan discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of powerful witches, she must grapple with the truth about who she really is and contend with a dark force that has haunted her family for generations.

Travelling to New Orleans to claim her legacy, Rowan soon learns that her newfound powers could have very dangerous consequences. Torn between life as she knew it and her seductive new powers, Rowan must distinguish good from evil and decide which side she’s on.

The spellbinding, gorgeously gothic series is exec-produced by Mark Johnson (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie), Michelle Ashford (Operation Mincemeat) and Esta Spalding (Masters Of Sex) and marks the thrilling second instalment in AMC’s Immortal Universe franchise.

Visually mesmerising, Anne Rice’s MAYFAIR WITCHES is a tantalising, enthralling, seductively supernatural thriller that will cast a spell over audiences.

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Supernatural horror-thriller BAGHEAD - in UK & Irish cinemas, 2024

STUDIOCANAL and The Picture Company today release the official trailer for BAGHEAD, a supernatural horror-thriller from the producers of IT and Barbarian, starring Freya Allen (The Witcher) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse).

Following the death of her father, a young woman (Allen) inherits a run-down pub and discovers a dark secret within its basement - BAGHEAD - a shapeshifting creature that will let you speak to lost loved ones, but not without consequence.

Directed by Alberto Corredor and adapted from the festival favourite short film of the same name, BAGHEAD also stars Ruby Barker (Bridgerton), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Saffron Burrows (You) and Julika Jenkins (Dark).

BAGHEAD is produced by STUDIOCANAL and The Picture Company and will be released in UK and Irish cinemas in 2024.

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Horror-Comedy STITCHES comes to Digital and Disc

VIPCO & BayView Entertainment will release the sock puppet horror-comedy film Stitches on Blu-ray (Region Free) in the USA and on EST/VOD/SVOD Digital Platforms worldwide on 26th December 2023 and will arrive on AVOD Digital Platforms worldwide on 27th February 2024.
“It’s the first feature-length sock puppet Horror/Comedy. It was filmed in its entirety with one director/cinematographer and two actors/puppeteers controlling up to 40 puppets over the COVID-19 pandemic in a two-bedroom appartment. Featuring a soundtrack compiled of local LA musicians, including Spectre Jones.”
A sock puppet horror/comedy sure to put you in “STITCHES!” On a week-long vacation, Mary and friends travel to a remote cabin. 

Once they discover the origins of an Evil Witch, all is not as it seems! Forget the weekend— they may not survive the night! With an all-puppet cast, Stitches is a one-of-a kind movie to knock your socks off!
STITCHES was Directed by Ian Goodwin and stars Alyse McCammish, Logan Bernard and Dylan Kay.

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90s Supernatural Horror STIGMATA - Limited Collector’s Edition BD & DVD

Capelight Pictures & Altitude Film Distribution have announced that the captivating 90s supernatural horror, STIGMATA, will be released in the UK on a special 2-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD from 11th December.  
Directed by Rupert Wainwright, the 1999 occult thriller features an outstanding cast of Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne and Oscar Nominee Jonathan Pryce with an tremendously dark score from The Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan.
A lost soul has just received the wounds of Christ… and a shocking message that will alter history.

Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the Stigmata – the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie’s miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne).

But when Cardinal Houseman (Pryce), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provocative message that could destroy the Church, he's convinced that she – and the force possessing her – must be forever silenced.

Determined to stop this deadly conspiracy, Kiernan risks his faith – and his life – to save her and the message that will change the destiny of mankind forever.
STIGMATA will be released exclusively as a 2-disc Limited Collector's Edition MediaBook, with the main film on Blu-ray and DVD as well as extensive bonus material.

Bonus Material

- 2-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Mediabook, the main film on Blu-ray and DVD and a 24-page booklet.
- Audio Commentary with director Ruper Wainwright
- Holy Rites: Making of "Stigmata"
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Ending
- Theatrical Trailer

This 2-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition of STIGMATA will be available from 11th December

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Thursday 23 November 2023

SAW X - Coming to Disc, December

John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is back. The most disturbing instalment of the SAW franchise yet explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game. 

Set between the events of SAW I and II, a sick and desperate John travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. 

Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps.

SAW X is released to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD 11 December and is currently available Digitally to download and stream.

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Tuesday 21 November 2023

British Sci-Fi Thriller BLANK - Coming to UK Digital, January

Sparky Pictures, in association with Templeheart Films and Kenmore Films, are delighted to reveal upcoming British Sci-Fi thriller BLANK will be coming to UK Digital Download from 8th January, 2024.

After checking in at an AI-operated writer's retreat, Claire finds herself trapped in her unit with a malfunctioning android. As her captor becomes increasingly unstable, she has to outsmart the technology to make it out alive...
Directed by Natalie Kennedy (Trauma, Down & Out), the film star Rachel Shelley (The L Word), and Heida Reed (One Day, Poldark), and Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show)BLANK is written by Stephen Herman (Black Box, The Culling) and produced by Rebecca-Clare Evans (In Another Life).
BLANK will be available on UK Digital Download from 8th January

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Supernatural chiller THE PORTRAIT - Available Digitally, December

Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Ryan Kwanten star in the spine-chilling mystery thriller THE PORTRAIT, being released on digital platforms in the UK & Ireland from 11 December.

For his feature debut, director Simon Ross has lined up a number of superb horror genre stars - Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Bates Motel), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Virginia Madsen (Candyman) - for this genuinely creepy and unsettling story, written by David Griffiths (Collateral Damage), of a strange painting that seems to contain a sinister power.

SYNOPSIS: After her husband is devastated by a tragic accident, a devoted wife obsesses over a mysterious portrait that resembles him as he was; but when it starts to terrorise her, she must decide if it's possessed or if she's losing her mind.

Horror fans who enjoyed Hereditary and Talk To Me will definitely want to have a good look at THE PORTRAIT - but don’t fall under its spell!!

THE PORTRAIT is available on digital platforms including Google, Apple TV, Sky and Amazon from 11 December

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61 - SCORECARD KILLER and CRISALIDA - Available this month from TetroVideo

Thanks to TetroVideo, the extreme films TETROMANIAC: 61 - SCORECARD KILLER (2021) by Poison Rouge and Domiziano Cristopharo and CRISALIDA (2023) by Mikel Balerdi are available on DVD in two different limited editions with Slipcover and cards limited to the pre-order customers only.

In addition, THE OBSESSED (2019) is also available on DVD in a Mediabook edition (Slipcover + DVD + Card + 20 page Booklet) limited to 50 copies. 


Written and directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (Doll Syndrome, Nightmare Symphony) in collaboration with Poison Rouge (American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice), TetroManiac: 61 – Scorecard Killer is a TetroVideo exclusive and is loosely based on the murders of Randy Steven Kraft, the American serial killer known as the “Scorecard Killer”, played by Roberto Scorza (American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice).

TETROMANIAC: 61 - SCORECARD KILLER  is part of the TETROMANIAC series, the shocking film series about the real stories involving criminals and serial killers.

Roberto Scorza and Alex D'Alascio (episode "Deconstructing Roberto" in XXX Dark Web) star.

Randy Steven Kraft is an American serial killer and rapist known as the “Scorecard Killer”, the “Southern California Strangler” and the “Freeway Killer”. He is currently incarcerated on death row at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California.

He committed the rape, torture and murder of a minimum of sixteen young men between 1972 and 1983 and he is also believed to have committed the rape and murder of up to fifty-one other young men and boys.

Randy Steven  Kraft became known as the "Scorecard Killer" because, upon his arrest, investigators discovered a coded list with sixty-one entries on a scorecard containing cryptic references to his victims.

The film's poster is by the Italian cartoonist Claudio Montalbano (Editoriale Aurea, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Éditions Soleil).


CRISALIDA is a Spanish extreme gore horror film, written, directed and starring Mikel Balerdi (The Girl with the Cutter/Golgota). The film is a TetroVideo exclusive and is the prequel to Larva Mental (2020) by the same director.

Speaking of CRISALIDA, Mikel Balerdi revealed that it is even more "scandalous and psychological" than Larva Mental.

Synopsis: John (Mikel Balerdi) is an unstable man who undergoes psychotherapy sessions to seek help for a sudden descent into masochism and self-mutilation. But during psychotherapeutic treatments the man opens the door to his soul, revealing all his depravities and cruelness.

Mikel Balerdi, Xochitl Espinoza and Traian DC star.


Produced and realized by THE BAD TRIP Bros. (Domiziano Cristopharo, Iva Cakalli and Jacopo Tomassini), THE OBSESSED (aka The Last Days of Ricardo Lopez) is a body horror film freely inspired to the real story of Ricardo López, Bjork’s stalker and it is a psychedelic journey filled by practical FX recalling the 80's and 90's vibes.

THE OBSESSED won the Best MIDNIGHT Feature at The Nightmares Film Festival.

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SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY - On Digital Platforms, from Bayview

BayView Entertainment will be releasing the documentary SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY on EST/VOD/SVOD Digital platforms such as Tubi, Hoopla, Flix Fling, Plex and Amazon Prime Video on 28th November 2023 and will be available to view on AVOD from 1st January 2024.

Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, William Castle produced and directed a series of horror films marked by their outrageous audience participation gimmicks. Castle treated moviegoers to buzzing seats, flying skeletons, luminescent ghosts, and life insurance policies — and they loved every minute of it. 

SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY is a documentary about the last great American showman. It is a rags-to-riches tale of a legend of exploitation and master of self-promotion, yet a man privately plagued by a fear of failure and a desperate desire to be respected among his peers. 

SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY was Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and stars William Castle, Vincent Price and Joan Crawford.

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ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP - Coming to Disc, December...

ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP, the definitive ROBOCOP documentary has landed! The four part docu-series premiered exclusively on the Icon Film Channel on 2nd October and will now be followed by the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on December 18th and TVOD/EST from January 1st 2024.

A 4-part limited series spanning nearly 5 hours - ROBODOC is a deep-dive into the making of the seminal 80’s sci-fi sensation, a film that pushed boundaries and inspired a whole generation!
Directed by Eastwood Allen and Christopher Griffiths (Pennywise: The Story of IT), and produced by Gary Smart (Dark Ditties Presents), the film includes brand new interviews with BAFTA-nominated ROBOCOP Director, Paul Verhoeven, plus a host of stars from the original trilogy including Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ray Wise, Kurtwood Smith, Ronny Cox, and the late Miguel Ferrer. 

Complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes materials, this comprehensive new take on the story offers something completely unique to the ‘making of’ format, fully immersing viewers into the world of 80’s filmmaking.

Following its exclusive time on the Icon Fim Channel, the complete series will be set across two discs, with the Special Edition Blu-Ray featuring a further fantastic 60 mins of ROBOCOP bonus content and UK-exclusive A4 poster and x4 art cards!
Meet the Makers
The Weapons of Robocop
Robo Cast Quotes
Art of the Steel
Call To Action
Guns Guns Guns
Part Man Part Machine All Video Game
Roboteam Assemble
A4 poster
X4 art cards
The series is produced by Michael Perez (Scream: The Inside Story, Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story), Gary Smart (Pennywise: The Story of IT, Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story), Hank Starrs (Elstree 1976) along with executive producers John Cashin (Gotham, The Kitchen), Fuad Omar (Kingdom Come, Bread), Gary Collins, Ben KB Ng, Aleksandar Smiljanic, and Sean Tiedeman.
The four-part series 
ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP premiered exclusively on the Icon Film Channel and will be available as a Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on December 18th and TVOD/EST from January 1st 2024.

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Monday 20 November 2023


Director Gary Walsh's debut feature film WICKEDLY EVIL, has just been released to UK Digital Outlets courtesy of 101 Films, who kindly sent me a screener to take a look at.

Set in Ireland, a gang of mobsters rip off a load of money and drugs from a rival gang, but things go somewhat awry as one of them gets injured, and they're forced to take the younger sister of one of the rival gang members hostage after she recognises them.

Meeting up at the safehouse, they begin to fear the worst when one of them, who also happened to be carrying most of the loot, fails to arrive. Then, to make matters worse, they find police swarming all over the area, as they're looking for a missing couple.

But the police, the rival gang and the slight problems of what to do about their injured friend or indeed their hostage, may be the least of their worries. As there's something decidedly odd about the overly helpful next door neighbour, Sadie. Whose outwardly friendly appearance seems to be hiding something extremely sinister. Or are they just being paranoid?

Kind of a cross between The Cottage and Reservoir Dogs, this was really more of a black comedy/crime thriller for the most part, with the films horror element only really coming in during the last 10-15mins or so (which I can't elaborate on, as I don't want to spoil the ending).

To be brutally honest, I found the story extremely slow and plodding and just couldn't get into it at all. It might play better to a festival crowd, as opposed to viewing at home,  but I felt it took too long to get going and can't help but feel, if the horror element had come earlier in the film, I might have enjoyed it more.

If you liked The Cottage, you may enjoy this, but I just couldn't get into it at all

WICKEDLY EVIL is available now from UK Digital Outlets courtesy of 101 Films.

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Wednesday 15 November 2023


Following last month’s nationwide theatrical engagement, SCREAMBOX Original ONYX THE FORTUITOUS AND THE TALISMAN OF SOULS is streaming now. Demons, ghouls, tiny wines: viewers are in for one hell of a time on SCREAMBOX.

Onyx the Fortuitous is struggling to find purpose with his soul-devouring side gig when he receives a coveted invitation to the mansion of his idol, Bartok the Great. He joins Bartok and his mysterious delegation to raise the spirit of an ancient demon for a once-in-a-lifetime ritual.

Andrew Bowser writes, directs, and stars as his viral internet character in "a handmade horror gem" ( in the spirit of nostalgic favorites like Beetlejuice, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, and Ernest Scared Stupid.

Re-Animator stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton reunite alongside Olivia Taylor Dudley (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Rivkah Reyes (School of Rock), T.C. Carson (Final Destination 2), Melanie Chandra (Code Black), Arden Myrin (Mad TV), Ralph Ineson (The Witch), and Jason Marsden (Hocus Pocus).

"Get ready to be transported back in time with this hilarious throwback to '80s horror that will have you laughing and screaming in equal measure," says Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting. "It's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark meets Fright Night, Beetlejuice, and even Ernest Scared Stupid with practical effects that will leave you speechless. If you're a fan of the viral sensation that is Onyx, you won't want to miss this uproariously fun adventure."

ONYX THE FORTUITOUS AND THE TALISMAN OF SOULS joins SCREAMBOX’s growing library of unique horror content, including RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Terrifier 2, Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story, The Outwaters, Living with Chucky, Project Wolf Hunting, Creepypasta, Cube, and Pennywise: The Story of IT.

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Documentary THE EXORCIST UNTOLD - Coming to Disc and Digital, December.

Uncover the bloody and beating heart of film history with THE EXORCIST UNTOLD – an electrifying new documentary that delves into the legacy and influence of this groundbreaking, revolutionary and revered masterpiece. 

On the 50th anniversary of one of the most legendary and influential horrors of all time, Robin Bextor (Oppenheimer: The Real Story) sheds fascinating new light in THE EXORCIST UNTOLD. The documentary is set for its home entertainment bow this December, arriving on DVD and digital on 11 December 2023, courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.

THE EXORCIST is a cultural phenomenon that changed the face of cinema, paving the way for numerous films that followed in its terrifying footsteps. It continues to haunt and captivate audiences and its legacy can still be seen across the cinematic sphere today, 50 years on.

By exploring the motivations of the creators, the genesis of this pivotal film and the historical and cultural contexts surrounding THE EXORCIST'S enduring influence, Bextor’s film unveils the remarkable story behind its creation, the challenges faced during production and the profound impact it had when it hit theatres on Boxing Day, 1973.

Featuring fresh insights and commentaries from industry experts, historians, scholars and designers, including Dan Perri (Star Wars, Taxi Driver), Rich Cline, Dr. Sarah Crowther, Prof. Chris McGlothlin, Nat Segaloff and more, the film also presents rarely seen archive footage of William Peter Blatty, the Academy Award-winning screenplay writer who penned the original book – which sold over 13 million copies – along with interviews with his wife, Julie Blatty. It also features seldom-seen footage of world-famous director William Friedkin (The French Connection, To Live and Die in LA) and is a must-watch for any horror fan.

Prepare to be possessed by THE EXORCIST UNTOLD, on DVD and UK Digital 11 December 2023

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CREEPSHOW: Series 4 & Series 1-4 Box sets - Available on Disc and Digital

Tune in to CREEPSHOW in all its gory glory as Series 4 gets its home entertainment bow this December – alongside a brand-new Series 1-4 Box set. Based on the seminal 1980s cult classic from horror dream team, maestro George A. Romero and virtuoso Stephen King, this critically acclaimed TV series is an essential purchase for those in need of some blood-soaked, playfully dark and irresistibly eerie seasonal viewing.
Following its huge success on Shudder, CREEPSHOW  Series 4 and Series 1-4 Box Set are set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 11 December 2023. The Box set comes packed with special features, including in A CREEPSHOW Animated Special, which sees Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor, 24) star in Survivor Type based on the short story by Stephen King and Joe King (The Kissing Booth, The Act) star in Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, based on the short story by Joe Hill (NOS4A2). It also comes with A Creepshow Holiday Special starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project). Please see the trailers below.
Produced by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), the series features a slew of unique horror vignettes from some of the most lauded talent around, including Stephen King, as well as his son, writer Joe Hill (NOS4A2), Primetime Emmy award-winning Rob Schrab (Rick and Morty, Monster House), Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and more.
Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent ghoul. There’s haunted dollhouses, werewolves, murderous goblins, villainous trick-or-treaters, the dead and medical marvels… just a few of the things to watch out for – you never know what shocks await you in the next chapter. Viewers will be immersed in a chilling world of suspense and gore over all four series.
Series 4 promises an exhilarating scare-fest like never before, as a fresh selection of spine-tingling stories are presented over six episodes. There are tales of stranger danger, immersive virtual worlds and everything from vampires and zombies to artistic sacrifices. It's an all-out rollercoaster of frights just waiting to be experienced.
This gorgeously gruesome series is the perfect homage to horrors of old. Good gory fun at its most entertaining, set the channel to CREEPSHOW for a horror feast to sate your appetite for fear. 
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Kane Hodder is PARALYZED WITH FEAR on US Digital...

Director Glenn Berggoetz new horror PARALYZED WITH FEAR, starring Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees from the Friday The 13th franchise), Haidyn Harvey, and Andrea Rabold is available now in the US from Bayview Entertainment.

When a paralyzed woman tries to conjure the spirit of her dead husband, she unleashes a 15th-century demon who won’t stop until he has destroyed everyone in the house.

Sometimes fear can not be escaped. 

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Thursday 9 November 2023

THE WRATH OF BECKY - Coming to Digital outlets this month.

Lulu Wilson (Annabelle, Ouija: Origin of Evil) stars as the titular character in the sequel to Becky in THE WRATH OF BECKY, as she takes on local bad guy Seann William Scott (American Pie) in a gruelling, gripping, bloodthirsty ride for vengeance. 

Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman - a kindred spirit named Elena. 

But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones.

THE WRATH OF BECKY is directed by Matt Angel (TV’s ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and also stars Kate Siegel (Hush, TV’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’) and Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, Back To The Future).

THE WRATH OF BECKY is available to Buy or Rent on Digital on Monday 13th November, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Tuesday 31 October 2023


Deck the Halls (but quietly) as the Christmas Comedy-Horror, THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE BARN heads to UK Cinemas & Digital Download from 1st December, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing.

Starring comedy royalty Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Spider-Man, Honey Boy) alongside Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), this irreverent story puts a bloody spin on Nordic tradition.
When an American family fulfil their dreams of moving back after inheriting a remote cabin in Norway, it’s not long before they encounter the legendary Nordic Barn Elf next door and learn the importance of respecting one’s neighbours - the hard way!
It's Gremlins meets National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation this Christmas!

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE BARN is released to selected UK Cinemas & on Digital Download from 1st December, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing.

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Take CARRIE to the prom in 4K - This January

In 1974, Stephen King published his first novel, the story of Carrie White, a troubled young girl, bullied by her peers and daughter to a fanatical fundamentalist mother, who discovers she has telekinetic powers. 

In 1976, it became the first of his works to be adapted for the big screen and, to this day, remains one of the very best.

CARRIE marked Brian De Palma’s arrival as a major director, following smaller cult films such as Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise and Obsession, and provided a key early role for Sissy Spacek (Badlands), one that would earn her a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards. 

Piper Laurie would also pick up a nomination as Carrie’s mother, while future stars such as Amy Irving, John Travolta and Nancy Allen were given their first major parts in a big-screen production.

Restored in 4K from the original negative, this collector’s edition provides the definitive release of a horror classic.


4K restoration from the original camera negative
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-Ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Lossless mono and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio soundtracks
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo, and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45 and Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria
Acting Carrie – archive featurette containing interviews with director Brian De Palma, actors Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt and others
More Acting Carrie – additional interviews with the cast of the film
Visualising Carrie: From Words to Images – archive featurette containing interviews with De Palma, writer Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch and art director Jack Fisk
Singing Carrie: Carrie the Musical – archive featurette on the stage musical adaptation of King’s novel
Writing Carrie – an interview with writer Lawrence D. Cohen
Shooting Carrie – an interview with cinematographer Mario Tosi
Cutting Carrie – an interview with editor Paul Hirsch
Casting Carrie – an interview with casting director Harriet B. Helberg
Bucket of Blood – an interview with composer Pino Donaggio
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look back at the locations of Carrie
Comparing Carrie – visual essay comparing the various versions and adaptations of Carrie across the years
Alternate TV opening
Image gallery
TV spots
Radio spots
Carrie trailer reel
Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Laz Marquez
Limited edition 40-page perfect bound book featuring writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, author of Devil’s Advocates: Carrie, a reprint of the Final Girls’ 40th anniversary Carriezine, and an archive interview with Brian De Palma
Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and new artwork by Laz Marquez
Six double-sided collector’s postcards

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NYX UK presents a vintage month of memorable Horrors

Menacing mind readers, psychotic dogs, winged marauders, evil entities and mutant babies invade NYX UK in November, as the channel, now on Freeview 289, presents six classic premieres, including sci-fi favourite INVADERS FROM MARS, thrilling creature feature THE GIANT CLAW, Larry Cohen’s memorable cult horror IT’S ALIVE (1974), terrifying canine chiller MAN’S BEST FRIEND and Hammer’s mysterious X THE UNKNOWN, which headlines the popular 9pm ‘Hammer Sundays’ strand.

There is also a channel premiere for the timeless gothic horror MURDER IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932), starring Bela Lugosi, and to celebrate Boris Karloff’s birthday on November 23rd there is a double-bill of T Hayes Hunter’s enduring THE GHOUL (1933), co-starring Ralph Richardson in his movie debut, and Roger Corman’s infamous THE TERROR (1963), co-starring Jack Nicholson.

Other monthly highlights include Pete Walker’s seminal seventies British horror FRIGHTMARE, werewolf thriller THE BEAST MUST DIE, feminist slasher THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, Sergio Martino’s masterful giallo YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY and gripping horror-infused crime thriller THE CIRCUS OF FEAR, starring Christopher Lee and Klaus Kinski.

Plus. Friday late-night horror is given a visually enthralling Gallic flavour with four Jean Rollin classics: THE NUDE VAMPIRE, DEMONIACS, LIVING DEAD GIRL and THE IRON ROSE.

Primetime films in transmission order:

Fri 3 Nov @ 21:00 – INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) *Channel premiere

A young boy, David, witnesses a flying saucer bury itself in a sandpit behind his house. He starts noticing strange behaviour in the adults around him, beginning with his own parents, and realises that humans are being brainwashed by the Martian invaders. Who does David turn to for help? Directed by William Cameron Menzies, this is a quintessential 1950s science fiction film, capturing the era's Cold War paranoia and the fear of unknown threats.

Saturday 4 Nov @ 21:00 - THE GIANT CLAW (1957) *Channel premiere

When a strange flying object is spotted, it is believed to be a UFO. However, it turns out to be an extraterrestrial bird made of anti-matter which leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. "The Giant Claw" stands as a testament to the creature features of the 1950s, combining elements of science fiction with the ever-present fear of the unknown during the Cold War era. Directed by Fred F. Sears.

Sun 6 Nov @ 21:00 – X THE UNKNOWN (1956) *Channel Premiere *Part of Hammer Sundays

Dr Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), stars as a nuclear scientist tasked with understanding and ultimately halting this radioactive menace. As the entity moves and consumes, it leaves a trail of death and devastation, melting anything, and anyone in its path. Emerging from the prolific era of 1950s British science fiction and horror, this Hammer production, directed by Leslie Norman, stands as a chilling foray into the realm of the mysterious and the unexplained.

Wed 8 Nov @ 21:00 – THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982)

A high school senior, Trish, decides to throw a slumber party while her parents are away. However, unbeknownst to the partygoers, an escaped killer with a penchant for power drills, is on the loose. As the body count rises, the young women must band together to battle the relentless killer. Directed by Amy Holden Jones and penned by feminist author Rita Mae Brown, the movie is often recognised not just for its visceral thrills but also for its undercurrents of social commentary, particularly on gender roles and exploitation.

Thursday 9 Nov @ 21:00 – YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY (1972)

Set in a decaying mansion, Oliviero (Luigi Pistilli), a failed writer and alcoholic, subjects his wife, Irina (Anita Strindberg), to constant psychological torment and humiliation. Into this tumultuous setting arrives Floriana (Edwige Fenech), Oliviero's enticing niece. As tensions rise, a series of murders unfold, and the mansion's inhabitants find themselves trapped in a web of suspicion and deceit. Directed by the prolific Sergio Martino, the film is an intricate maze of deceit, depravity, and deadly intentions, all wrapped up in a compelling narrative inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Black Cat."

Sat 11 Nov @ 21:00 – MAN’S BEST FRIEND (1993) *Channel premiere


Ambitious TV journalist, Lori Tanner (Ally Sheedy), breaks into the research facility where Max, a genetically engineered Tibetan Mastiff is being held, to expose the unethical experiments being conducted there. She inadvertently releases Max but seeing him as just an innocent dog subjected to cruel experiments, she adopts him. However, she is unaware of his deadly genetic modifications and his need to hunt. Directed by John Lafia.

Fri 17 Nov @ 21:00 – FRIGHTMARE (1974)

Dorothy and Edmund Yates (played by Sheila Keith and Rupert Davies respectively) are released from a mental institution after 18 years. They attempt to reintegrate into society and lead a quiet, secluded life in the English countryside, but unknown to those around them, the couple harbours a dark and gruesome secret. Directed by Pete Walker, who was known for his inclination towards suspense and thriller genres, the film is notable for its uncanny blend of domestic drama and gruesome horror.

Sat 18 Nov @ 23:00 – MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) *Channel premiere

Dr Mirakle (Bela Lugosi), a carnival sideshow entertainer, exhibits Erik the Ape as the missing link between man and ape. However, his interests are far more sinister than mere showmanship. Obsessed with proving his theory of evolution, Mirakle kidnaps women to forcibly mix their blood with that of Erik, hoping to find a compatible match. This atmospheric pre-Code horror film is directed by Robert Florey and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name.

Thurs Nov 23 Oct @ 21:00 – THE TERROR (1963) *To celebrate Boris Karloff’s birthday

Set in the 18th century, in a desolate, crumbling castle, a French soldier encounters a mysterious woman while searching for his regiment, entangling him in a web of supernatural occurrences and dark secrets. This Roger Corman-directed horror film, starring Boris Karloff and a young Jack Nicholson, has gained cult classic status.

Thurs Nov 23 Oct @ 23:00 – THE GHOUL (1933) *To celebrate Boris Karloff’s birthday 

Egyptologist and Professor Henry Morlant (Boris Karloff) thinks an ancient jewel will give him powers of rejuvenation if it is offered up to the god Anubis. But when Morlant dies, his assistant steals the jewel. While a gaggle of interlopers, including a fake vicar (Ralph Richardson), descend on the professor's manor to steal the jewel for themselves, Morlant returns from the dead to punish everyone who has betrayed him. Directed by Hayes Hunter, this marks Ralph Richardson’s feature film debut.

Fri 24 Nov @ 21:00 - THE BEAST MUST DIE (1974)

Wealthy big-game hunter Tom Newcliffe invites a group of people to his isolated mansion, suspecting that one of them is a werewolf. As the guests are picked off one by one, the survivors must confront their fears and uncover the true identity of the beast before it's too late. The film's innovative use of a "werewolf break," in which viewers are given a chance to guess the identity of the werewolf, adds an interactive element that sets it apart from other horror films of its time.

Sat 25 Nov @21:00 – IT’S ALIVE (1974) *Channel premiere

Expectant parents Frank and Lenore Davis are excited to welcome their second child. But their joy turns to sheer horror when their baby is born as a mutated creature, with an inexplicable and violent bloodlust. Larry Cohen, a filmmaker known for his knack of blending social commentary with genre cinema, delivers one of the 1970s' most memorable cult horror films. In a decade replete with films exploring societal anxieties, Cohen's tale of a monstrous newborn tapped into the deep-seated fears surrounding childbirth, pharmaceuticals, and genetic mutations.

 Sun 26 Nov @ 21:00 – THE CIRCUS OF FEAR (1966)

Following a daring armoured car heist in London, the loot mysteriously finds its way into Barberini's Circus. At the circus, an enigmatic lion tamer named Gregor (Christopher Lee), always masked and shrouded in mystery, takes centre stage as the potential suspect. But when a series of gruesome murders start occurring, the suspects list grows. A British-German co=production directed by John Moxey.

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