Sunday 30 July 2023

HELLRAISER and Cult Fulci titles coming in Oct from Arrow.

Arrow Video’s October lineup includes four HELLRAISER films in all-new 4K restorations from the original camera negatives, and a limited edition UHD of Fulci’s THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY.


In HELLRAISER Hedonist Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman) finds a mysterious puzzle box will take him to a dominion where pain and pleasure are indivisible and summoning the Cenobites, whose experiments will tear Frank’s soul apart. 

When he manages to escape, Frank returns to the world skinless and in need of help. Now his former lover Julia (Clare Higgins) must kill to make him whole again; but the Cenobites want Frank back, and there’ll be hell to pay when they find him. 

HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II expands on Barker’s original vision as screenwriter Peter Atkins takes Julia Cotton, her step daughter Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) and the sinister Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham) into the dominion of the Cenobites themselves. 

HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH sees Pinhead set loose on the sinful streets of New York City to create chaos with a fresh cadre of Cenobitic kin. 

Meanwhile, HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE sinks its hooks into past, present and future as it tells the story of Phillip LeMarchand, the 18th century toymaker who made the Lament Configuration puzzle box; his descendent John Merchant, a 20th century architect whose most recent building bears a striking resemblance to the Lament Configuration; and Dr. Paul Merchant, a 22nd century engineer and designer of The Minos, a space station that is a great deal more than it seems.

Experience the sublime agony of this quartet of torment like you never have before in all new 4K restorations from the original camera negatives. Hell has never looked better!


• Brand new and exclusive 4K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and Hellraiser: Bloodline by Arrow Films from the original camera negatives
• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of all four films
• Original lossless stereo audio plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround for all four films
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentaries for all four films by film critic Kim Newman and Hellraiser unit publicist Stephen Jones, also joined by screenwriter Peter Atkins on Hellraiser: Bloodline
• Power of Imagination, a brand new 60-minute discussion about Hellraiser and the work of Clive Barker by film scholars Sorcha Ní Fhlainn (editor of Clive Barker: Dark Imaginer) and Karmel Kniprath
• Unboxing Hellraiser, a brand new visual essay celebrating the Lament Configuration by genre author Alexandra Benedict (The Beauty of Murder)
• The Pursuit of Possibilities, a brand new 60-minute discussion between acclaimed horror authors Paula D. Ashe (We Are Here To Hurt Each Other) and Eric LaRocca (Everything the Dark Eats) celebrating the queerness of Hellraiser and the importance of Clive Barker as a queer writer
• Flesh is a Trap, a brand new visual essay exploring body horror and transcendence in the work of Clive Barker by genre author Guy Adams (The World House)
• Newly uncovered extended EPK interviews with writer/director Clive Barker and stars Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, and effects artist Bob Keen shot during the making of Hellraiser
• Hell Was What They Wanted!, a brand new 80-minute appreciation of Hellbound, the Hellraiser mythos and the work of Clive Barker by horror authors George Daniel Lea (Born in Blood) and Kit Power (The Finite)
• That Rat-Slice Sound, a brand new appreciation of composer Christopher Young’s scores for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II by film critic and author Guy Adams
• Unrated version of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (contains standard-definition inserts)
• Newly uncovered workprint version of Hellraiser: Bloodline, with alternate music score and deleted scenes (standard-definition only)
• The Beauty of Suffering, a brand new featurette exploring the Cenobites connection to goth, fetish cultures and BDSM
• Plus a wealth of archive commentaries and featurettes, including interviews with Clive Barker, Doug Bradley, Tony Randel, Anthony Hickox, Sean Chapman, Paula Marshall and others
• Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Oink Creative
• 200-page hardbound collectors book featuring new writing by Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes

Also available on Blu-Ray in 1080p HD

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The Boyles – Lucy (Catriona MacColl - The Beyond), Norman (Paolo Malco - The New York Ripper) and their young son Bob (Giovanni Frezza - Demons) – relocate from New York City to an ageing house in rural New England. 

But the evil force which lurks in its basement has already claimed the previous occupant and now has its sights set on the new owners. 

Soon, the unsuspecting family will become only too familiar with the dark secret of the monstrous Dr Freudstein…

Featuring a cast of Italian horror royalty, including Ania Pieroni (Tenebrae) and Dagmar Lassander (Fulci’s The Black Cat), sumptuous widescreen cinematography by long-term Fulci collaborator Sergio Salvati (Zombie Flesh Eaters) and a nerve-jangling soundtrack by Walter Rizzati (The Bronx Warriors), this feature-packed new edition resurrects Fulci’s gore-soaked classic in a stunning 4K restoration from the original camera negative.


• 4K restoration from the original negative by Blue Underground
• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• Restored original lossless mono English and Italian soundtracks
• Optional lossless 5.1 and Dolby Atmos English soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
• Archival audio commentary with star Catriona MacColl, moderated by Calum Waddell
• Archival audio commentary with co-star Silvia Collatina, moderated by Mike Baronas of Paura Productions
• Meet the Boyles – interviews with stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
• Children of the Night – interviews with stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
• Tales of Laura Gittleson – interview with star Dagmar Lassander
• My Time with Terror – interview with star Carlo De Mejo
• A Haunted House Story – interview with co-writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
• To Build a Better Death Trap – interviews with cinematographer Sergio Salvati, special make-up effects artist Maurizio Trani, special effects artist Giannetto De Rossi and actor Giovanni De Nava
• House Quake – interview with co-writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
• Q&A with Catriona MacColl at the 2014 Spaghetti Cinema Festival, Luton, England
• Calling Dr. Freudstein – interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
• Deleted scene
• Alternate US opening scene and titles, re-edited and with different music
• Archival introduction by Giovanni Frezza
• Back to the Cellar – archival interview with Giovanni Frezza
• Cemetery Woman – archival interview with Catriona MacColl
• Wax Mask: Finishing the Final Fulci – archival interview with filmmaker and special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti
• Freudstein’s Follies – archival interview with Giannetto De Rossi
• Ladies of Italian Horror – archival interviews with Italian horror cinema stars Stefania Casini, Barbara Magnolfi and The House by the Cemetery’s Silvia Collatina
• The House by the Cemetery Q&A – 2011 panel at HorrorHound, Indianapolis, Indiana featuring the film’s cast
• International theatrical trailer
• US theatrical trailer
• TV spot
• Poster and still galleries
• Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch
• Limited edition 60-page perfect bound book featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, Stephen Thrower, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Rachael Nisbet
• Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch
• Six double-sided collector’s postcards 

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HERE FOR BLOOD - English Premiere at FrightFest London, August.

Pageman Productions is thrilled to confirm that following their hugely successful UK Premiere at FrightFest Glasgow, the gory, action-horror HERE FOR BLOOD will be now heading to FrightFest in London  on the 25th August. 

When his girlfriend, Phoebe, is swamped with college exams; Tom O'Bannon, a rowdy pro-wrestler struggling to make ends meet, agrees to fill in as a last-minute replacement for her well paying babysitting job. 

Tom arrives at an isolated family home where he meets the precocious 10-year-old Grace. What starts off as a quiet night of pizza and video games quickly spirals into bloody, violent chaos as Tom and Grace find themselves fighting for their lives when an otherworldly cult of masked intruders descend on the home.

Directed by Daniel Turres, Here For Blood stars Shawn Roberts, best known by horror fans for his role as Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil film franchise, as well as Joelle Farrow (Under The Banner of Heaven) & Maya Misaljevic.

View the Trailer on YouTube

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THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER - In UK Cinemas Friday the 13th Oct

Exactly 50 years ago this autumn, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, 13th October, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER.  

Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom Jr. - One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett - Good Girls) on his own. 

But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.

The film also stars Emmy winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (Harriet, The Righteous Gemstones) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon, Bloodline) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.

When The Exorcist, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture. 

THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray) and David Gordon Green, from a story by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), Danny McBride (Halloween trilogy) and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.

The film is produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse and by David Robinson and James G. Robinson for Morgan Creek Entertainment. 

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Tuesday 25 July 2023


Calling all Resident Evil fans! Get ready for some serious horror action as the new movie in the animated Sci-Fi series is released.  

RESIDENT EVIL: DEATH ISLAND, takes place in the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island where a new evil has taken residence. 

In San Francisco, Jill Valentine is dealing with a zombie outbreak and a new t-virus, Leon Kennedy is on the trail of a kidnapped DARPA scientist and Claire Redfield is investigating a monstrous fish that is killing whales in the bay. 

Joined by Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers, they discover the trail of clues from their separate cases all converge on the same location, Alcatraz Island, where a new evil has taken residence and awaits their arrival. 

RESIDENT EVIL: DEATH ISLAND is available to Buy or Rent on Digital from 1st August from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.   

View the Trailer on YouTube.

First films announced for this years Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham this October

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the first three films of this year’s edition which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2023. LOOP TRACK, WHERE THE DEVIL ROAMS and THE FACULTY.

First up is the UK Premiere of Thomas Sainsbury’s directorial debut, LOOP TRACK. A man on the verge of a nervous breakdown decides to remove himself from society by going on a hike in the wilderness, only to be reluctantly befriended by a group of hikers and unable to shake the feeling that something sinister might be stalking him. Some may recognise Sainsbury from his role as Constable Parker in New Zealand hit-show Wellington Paranormal. With Loop Track, he delivers an incredibly surprising film that cleverly builds a sense of dread and paranoia.
Next, Mayhem is excited to screen the new film from the Adams family, WHERE THE DEVIL ROAMS. Following Hellbender (Mayhem 2021), one of the coolest families in horror returns with their most ambitious title yet. Set during Depression-era America, the film traces a family of murderous sideshow performers as they travel the dying carnival circuit. The Adams family continues to explore the intricacies of family dynamics in this haunting, violent and truly original new film.

To round-up this first wave of announcements, Mayhem will be presenting a 25th anniversary screening of Robert Rodriguez’ THE FACULTY. Featuring an all-star cast, this sci-fi horror is a mini-classic of the millennial era, in which a group of students must face the alien parasite that decided to inhabit their high school’s teachers. 

Mayhem Co-Director Steven Sheil says: "We're really looking forward to returning to Broadway Cinema for our 19th annual edition, and delighted to be bringing some more of the weirdest, bloodiest, scariest and shocking-est slices of world genre cinema to our audience."

Coinciding with Mayhem is the return of an accompanying exhibition in Broadway's Gallery. Last year’s Monsters Within exhibition was produced as part of In Dreams Are Monsters: A Season of Horror Films, a UK-wide film season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. It proved to be a success with festival audiences and for the many local artists exhibiting and selling their creative works. 

This year, Mayhem invites artists back once more to share their interpretations of iconic characters, creatures and memorable moments from horror/cult cinema. A limited number of original artworks, editions and prints will be available to buy in the Gallery. The exhibition is curated and produced by Broadway’s Near Now with Nottingham artist Rachel Parry. For more information on how artists can submit work for inclusion in the exhibition, please visit

Early Bird Passes for the festival will go on sale on at 10am on Friday 28 July. For £75, Early Bird Passes give you access to all films and events for the four days of the festival. They will be available to purchase from Broadway’s website and box office.

More information and announcements about Mayhem’s 19th edition will follow later in the summer.

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12 – 15 October 2023. For more information, please visit




PIPER starring Elizabeth Hurley – At FrightFest, August. On Digital, October.

Prepare to pay the PIPER in a fear-inducing new horror starring Elizabeth Hurley (Bedazzled, Austin Powers). This wickedly creepy fantasy from Anthony Waller (Mute Witness) tells a terrifying tale of children paying for the sins of their parents.

The film is set for its world premiere at the seminal FrightFest 2023, on 27th August and gets its general release on 16 October 2023 from 101 Films.

Liz (Hurley) and her daughter Amy (Mia Jenkins -  Hanna) have relocated to a small town in Germany, but as they settle into their new life things start to take a dark turn… a local girl dies in horrifying circumstances and there are sinister events abound.

A dark secret from Liz's past has awoken the Piper, an evil entity from beyond who seeks redemption by taking the children of any parent who has done wrong… and Mia is in grave danger.

When Amy meets the kind and mysterious, Luca (Jack Stewart - Outlander), could he be the key to saving her from the Piper’s clutches?

For a twisted take on a children’s legend that’s a parent’s worst nightmare let the Piper play on.

World Premiere at FrightFest 27 August 2023

On Digital 16 October 2023



Mad medics, sinister surgeons and psychopathic psychiatrists…FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to exclusively launch THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MAD DOCTOR MOVIES, which goes on sale during FrightFest 2023. The author, practising surgeon Dr. John Llewellyn Probert, will be present, with official signings taking place at Cineworld, Leicester Square on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August.
Ever since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have been depicting on screen the potential outcomes of medical madness and science gone sick. Now join surgeon, author, film critic and not-at-all-mad Doctor (at least according to him) John Llewellyn Probert as he takes a detailed look at the history of one of the most enduring archetypes in cinema, with an introductory overview of the genre followed by reviews of over 200 key mad doctor movies.
In addition to critical appraisal, the author’s own medical background allows him to provide a unique insight into just how well the filmmakers have done their homework. And who better to provide a foreword then notorious director Tom Six, who shocked filmgoers across the globe with his 100% medically accurate Human Centipede, and its sequels.
So, thrill to monsters and mutations, creatures and creations, horror hospitals, isolated mansions and underground laboratories as we enter a world of research gone rogue, of frightening philosophies and dread disease.
Following the success of the previous six editions: The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, Monster Movies, Ghost Movies, Werewolf Movies, Grindhouse Movies, and Vampire Movies, this is the latest in a series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.
The FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £25, and people not attending the festival, which takes place Thurs 24 August – Mon 28 August, won’t miss out as they have the option to pre-order the book from – pre-ordered books will ship the first week of September.
The Paperback publication date is 24 October 2023.

Saturday 22 July 2023

Trash Arts Productions launches crowfunding campaign for indie horror A FINAL EXORCISM!

Trash Arts Productions are proud to launch the crowdfunding campaign for their latest indie horror A FINAL EXORCISM! 

This will be the 20th horror feature film produced by TrashArts in the last 6 years .These include; Senseless, The Truth Will Out, Acting, Home Is Where I Lay and many more. Trash Arts is lucky to be part of the fantastic indie horror community working with various other production company's such as HB Films, SCS Entertainment and Brutalist Films. 

So far in 2023 Trash Arts have co produced the giallo thriller Deadly Display directed by SN Sibley, the spooky "Devil May Care" and the twisted found footage "Taped Up Memories"A FINAL EXORCISM! will be the director Sam Mason Bells 25th feature film.

TrashArts loves a chamberpiece but for A FINAL EXORCISM! they are trying something a little different. Film horror in real time! Drawing inspiration from Sidney Lumet's Twelve Angry Men, they aim to produce an intense, character focused piece based in an isolated environment.

Synopsis: An exorcism has taken place for elderly mother Anne Lewis. It has been requested by herself and her two children have been by her side with Father Stone performing the rites. It is now 3 days into the exorcism. Father Stone is beggining to have serious doubts. Has the family deceived him or is that what evil wants him to believe?

Trash Arts specialise in producing micro budget feature films and the budget for A FINAL EXORCISM! is only £5,000.

An important part of this Indiegogo is to enable the creation of practical special effects and make up for the demon, which will created by artist and actress Ella Palmer. 

For more info and to get involved, visit their IndieGoGO page.

Also, checkout Trash Arts Productions Facebook Page.

Visit Director Sam Mason Bell's Officer Twitter Page.

Friday 21 July 2023

VIPCO & BayView Ent release horror comedy NIGHT OF THE INSOLENT VERMIN

VIPCO & BayView Entertainment will release the horror comedy film NIGHT OF THE INSOLENT VERMIN to Blu-ray (Region FREE) in the USA and streaming worldwide on 25th July 2023.

A diverse group of girlfriends, and a Dominican drifter they snatched from a couple of creeps, decide to hunker down together to ride out a colossal hurricane rolling through Florida. But this is no ordinary mega storm: it has supernatural-like powers. 

It turns innocent, docile, cockroaches into freakishly aggressive roach armies. It turns dumb day-laboring lawn guys into even dumber menacing stalkers. And it sends Central Florida into martial law. 

But it’s up to this group of ladies to form a super squad and save Orlando! Few movies, in the history of cinema, have made silly so sexy, or chaos so much fun! 

NIGHT OF THE INSOLENT VERMIN was Written and Directed by Gary DeJidas and stars Kayla Strada, Jaydelise Volquez and Anna Faith. 

View the Trailer on YouTube.


Thursday 20 July 2023

Ted Raimi psychological thriller FAILURE! - Premiering at FrightFest, August.

UK-French sales agent, distribution and production company Alief has announced that the Ted Raimi led psychological thriller, FAILURE!, will have its World Premiere at FrightFest on August 28th.  

FAILURE! follows James (Raimi - The Quarry, Ash v Evil Dead, Creepshow) who has a big debt with the bank and is given one hour to choose between financial ruin or murder in order to protect his family. 

As the hour progresses he finds his home and phone invaded by multiple characters pulling him in different directions, gradually adding to his distress and his unravelling. But who is real and who isn’t?

As well as Raimi, the film also stars Merrick McCartha (Senior Year), Melissa Diaz (Ruthless), John Paul Medrano (Seven Days) and Daniel Kuhlman (Voodoo MacBeth) and Noel Douglas Orput.

Director Alex Kahuam returns to FrightFest after his 2021 genre film debut, Forgiveness. His psychological thriller FAILURE! is shot in a single 87-minute take, making him the first Mexican director to do so in the United States. Portrayed in three acts, the film’s one shot take brings comparisons to 2022’s intense BAFTA-winning Boiling Point, and 2015’s Victoria.

Kahuam and Raimi produced FAILURE! along with Marco De Molina, Kayli Fortun and Jose D. Rodriguez via Kahuam’s Promotora NAE and De Molina’s Spacebrain Entertainment.

View the Trailer on YouTube

FAILURE! will have its World Premiere at FrightFest on 28th August

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Haunted ship THE QUEEN MARY - sets sail on Digital platforms, August

Vertigo Releasing is delighted to announce that THE QUEEN MARY will be officially released on digital platforms on the 28th August 2023. 

Written and directed by Gary Shore (Dracula Untold) and from the producers of The Woman in Black, this is an ornate and deeply disturbing tale of the haunted Queen Mary ocean liner.

A luxury ocean-liner graced by generations of the rich and famous, HMS Queen Mary is now celebrated - and feared - as “One of the World’s Most Haunted Places” (Time Magazine).

When photographers Erin (Alice Eve) and Patrick (Joel Fry) are brought aboard the ship with their young son Lukas (Lenny Rush), they unleash a series of events that entwines their family with the ship’s dark past. 

As the terror unfolds around them they begin to realise there is more to this sumptuous ocean liner than meets the eye: its remarkable legacy masking violent secrets. As Erin and Patrick uncover the haunted layers that the vast ship contains, it becomes increasingly clear that there is only one way out for them - to go even deeper.

Vertigo Releasing presents THE QUEEN MARY on digital platforms 28th August 2023

View the Trailer on YouTube.

Zombie Action-Horror HERD - Premiering at FrightFest, August.

When a woman trying to outrun her past ends up trapped between a zombie outbreak and warring militia groups, she is caught in a world where some fight for survival but others fight for control. In Framework Productions action horror HERD. Officially Selected for this years FrightFest, the film will celebrate its World Premiere on August 26th at the iconic horror festival.

HERD follows Jamie Miller (Ellen Adair) and her wife, Alex (Mitzi Akaha) trying to save their failing marriage by going on an isolated trip in rural Missouri. After an accident, the women find themselves trapped back in Jamie’s small hometown and where her father lives (Corbin Bernsen), which has become overrun by virus infected 'Heps'.

Big John Gruber (Jeremy Holm) and his clan help Jamie and Alex by shuttling them to a local vet, who sets Alex’s leg. A horde of heps descends on the vet’s office, forcing the group to flee to a warehouse the locals are using as a survival base. 

At the warehouse, a rival militia, led by Sterling (Timothy V. Murphy), arrives at the warehouse claiming they want to trade supllies. When the trade goes south, a battle breaks out between the two militia groups causing Jamie to try and flee. Will they find a way to escape and find their way back home?

Directed by Steven Pierce, the film stars Corbin Bernsen (Major League, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, LA Law), Timothy V. Murphy (Snowpiercer, National Treasure: Book of Secrets), Ellen Adair (Homeland, Bull, The Sinner) Mitzi Akaha (Archive 81) and Jeremy Holm (Mr. Robot, House of Cards)

View the Trailer on YouTube.

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Friday 14 July 2023

Psychological Horror MOTHER, MAY I ? - On Digital platforms, August

Vertigo Releasing is delighted to announce that MOTHER, MAY I? will be officially released on digital platforms on the 21st of August 2023.

Emmett (Kyle Gallner) enters into a nightmarish game of therapy with his wife Anya (Holland Roden), who has inexplicably taken on the persona of his estranged and recently-deceased mother. 

Bizarre and creepy in equal doses, this psychological thriller will keep you guessing if this is truly possession or just a twisted battle of wills.

Directed by Laurence Vannicelli (Prono, Black Site Delta) and featuring Holland Roden (Teen Wolf, Follow Me) and Kyle Gallner (Smile, Scream)MOTHER, MAY I? Is a genre-bending, supernatural horror.

Vertigo Releasing presents MOTHER, MAY I? on Digital platforms 21 August 2023

View the trailer on YouTube

Thursday 13 July 2023

CHILDREN OF THE CORN - On Digital platforms 31st July

Vertigo Releasing is delighted to announce that CHILDREN OF THE CORN will be officially released on Digital platforms on the 31st of July. 

Based on the short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a chilling and barbaric tale of misled youth and small-town rituals .

Possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, twelve-year-old Eden recruits the other children in her small town to rise up and take control.

Tired of having to pay the price for their parents’ mistakes, Eden leads the kids on a bloody rampage, killing the adults and anyone who opposes her.

With all the adults jailed or dead, it comes down to one high schooler who refuses to conform and becomes the town’s only hope of survival.

Written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring an exciting cast of upcoming young actors, it is a bold new vision of the iconic horror story.  

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Horror Drama IT LIVES INSIDE - In UK cinemas September

Vertigo Releasing is delighted to announce New Horror Drama IT LIVES INSIDE will be having its UK Premiere at this year's FrightFest on August 25, ahead of its release in UK Cinemas from September 22nd. 

IT LIVES INSIDE stars Megan Suri (Atypical), as protagonist Samidha, who is most well-known for her role as Aneesa in Netflix teen-comedy series Never Have I Ever. The horror also stars Neeru Bajwa (Jatt & Juliet), and Mohana Krishnan (I Am Frankie)IT LIVES INSIDE won the "Midnighters Award" at SXSW Film Festival 2023 (Austin, TX). 

An Indian-American teenager struggling with her cultural identity has a falling out with her former best friend and, in the process, unwittingly releases a demonic entity that grows stronger by feeding on her loneliness.

IT LIVES INSIDE had its European premiere at Neuchatel IFFF. The film went to SXSW, The Overlook FF (New Orleans, USA), Calgary Underground FF (Canada), and Bishal Dutta will be at Comic Con for a panel on horror. The film will screen at Fantasia (Montreal) and BlackStar (Philadelphia).

View the Trailer on YouTube.

Chilling Horror THE INHABITANT - On UK Digital, August

The Movie Partnership is delighted to announce new horror thriller THE INHABITANT will be coming to digital download from 14th August.

After discovering she is a descendant of the notorious axe murderer, Lizzie Borden, Tara (Odessa A'zion) is tormented by violent visions. 

As her nightmares start bleeding over into real life, she must confront her deepest fears and unravel the century old Borden family curse...

THE INHABITANT, comes from Emmy award-winning writer Kevin Bachar and is directed by Jerren Lauder (You're Killing Me) 

THE INHABITANT stars Odessa A'zion (Hellraiser, Ghosts), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man franchise), Dermot Mulroney (Young Guns, Scream VI), and Lizzie Broadway (Ghosted, Gen V).

View the trailer on YouTube.

THE INHABITANT is coming to Digital download from 14th August


Violent revenge thriller HUNT CLUB - On Digital, August.

Award-winning British filmmaker Elizabeth Blake-Thomas helms the wildly violent and unrelenting revenge thriller HUNT CLUB, which takes a stark gaze at the sinister depths of toxic masculinity and sees Oscar-winning actor Mena Suvari (American Beauty) deliver an unmissable turn as the kick-ass lead.

This all-star blood-thirsty action thriller gets its UK premiere this summer from Plaion Pictures and also stars screen legend Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Will Peltz (Unfriended) and Maya Stojan (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D).

A group of men are gearing up for a wild weekend away on an extreme hunt, where there’s a chance to win the prize of $100,000, but the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine.

Cassandra (Suvari) is a strong mother who’s going through a tough time... Her daughter is missing and she doesn’t know where to turn, so when the tough-talking Tessa (Stojan) enters her life, things start to look up… But a ‘chance’ encounter with two men – Carter (Van Dien) and his son Jackson (Peltz)  – is about to change everything...

Invited to join the hunt, Cassandra jumps at the chance to win the prize money, but when she gets to the island, she soon discovers this is no ordinary hunt, there’s more to it than meets the eye… the prize is way more sinister. The island is full of scared young women who have been lured there to be the ultimate win – they’re about to be hunted and killed by the vile sadistic hunters.

But it’s not long before the men discover that they’ve messed with the wrong women. As the situation takes an unexpected turn, the hunters become the hunted.

Vengeance is about to be served ice-cold in an all-out blood-soaked climax. Join the HUNT CLUB in a dangerously dark and shockingly sharp thriller.

On UK Digital platforms 14 August 2023

View the trailer on YouTube.


Indie Horrors coming to Disc in July via TetroVideo and Goredrome Pictures

TetroVideo is proud to announce the releases of the shocking experimental dramatic art film DEBRIS DOCUMENTAR (Germania - 2012) by Marian Dora, the extreme splatter/gore film MAS CARNAZA (Spain - 1997) by Sergio Blasco and the TAPES OF DEATH COLLECTION, a collection of 4 extreme anthology films (Tapes of Death, Nekrology, Snuff Video and Dark Mixtape).


Directed by Marian Dora (Cannibal, Carcinoma), the atrocious DEBRIS DOCUMENTAR was originally made in 2003. The story deals with the everyday life of a man, Carsten (Carsten Frank), who works on the set of the 2004 Ulli Lommel film Zombie Nation and who is planning to realize his own film: a task he finds extremely difficult.

Everything seems normal but in reality, he is a frustrated and perverted man who indulges in several disturbing sexual fetishes including unspeakable acts in his private life. His perversion will push him to take his horrible fantasies out of his home to the outside world.

Carsten Frank also stays in contact with the spanish filmmaker Jesús Franco (Vampiros Lesbos), the german actress Katja Bienert (El tesoro de la diosa blanca), the italian actor Peter Martell (Death Walk at Midnight) and the American actor David Hess (The Last House on the Left).

Bonus Features: Opus Hominis 2 (short); Es geschah in Gotha (short); Carnophage (short); Photogallery; Original trailer.

English, French and Italian subtitles.

DEBRIS DOCUMENTAR is available in a double, limited and numbered Mediabook Edition: the Standard Edition (Mediabook + DVD + 2 cards limited to pre-order) and the Platinum Edition (Slipcase + Mediabook + DVD + two silver cards), the latter limited to 30 copies only.


Written and directed by Sergio Blasco (Burrp!)MAS CARNAZA is a 45 minute extreme/splatter/gore film about a jealous and mad ex boyfriend.

Synopsis: Manolo is a psychopath who escapes from prison and goes on a rampage, torturing and murdering former acquaintances. The killer is seeking out his ex girlfriend who is in a relationship with another, because he wants to torture her to death.

J. Carlos Arques, Manolo Miralles and Felicidad Serna star.

Bonus Features: German version - 44'; Original Trailer; Making of.

English, French and Italian subtitles

The film comes in a Standard Edition (Vintage Looking Slipcase + Black Amaray + DVD) and in a Silver Edition (Vintage Looking Numbered Slipcase + Clear Amaray + Reversible Sleeve + DVD + Card).


Conceived by Tony Newton and distributed by Goredrome Pictures, the TAPES OF DEATH COLLECTION is a collection of 4 extreme gore/horror anthology films (with Italian and French subs): Tapes of Death, Nekrology, Snuff Video and Dark Mixtape.

TAPES OF DEATH COLLECTION instead comes in a limited and numbered Mediabook Edition: Mediabook + 2 Blu-rays + 20-page booklet (slipcase and 2 cards are limited to pre-order).

- Tapes of Death Vol. 1 - 90'
- Dark Mixtape - 74'

- Snuff Video - 72'
- Nekrology - 62'

All the three films are available for order on TetroVideo and Goredrome Pictures official websites.


Horror-Comedy APOCALYPSE CLOWN - in UK Cinemas, September

Vertigo Releasing is excited to announce that George Kane’s End-of-the-world clown comedy APOCALYPSE CLOWN will be released in cinemas across the UK on 1st September.

The news comes ahead of the film’s sold-out world premiere screening at the Galway Film Fleadh and its North American premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in Quebec this month.

Filmed on location in Ireland, APOCALYPSE CLOWN tells the tale of a troupe of failed clowns and an ambitious reporter who embark on a chaotic adventure of self-discovery after a mysterious solar event plunges the world into anarchy.

The film features hilarious performances from David Earl (Brian & Charles, After Life), Natalie Palamides (Nate — A One Man Show), Amy De Bhrún (The Bachelor Weekend), Fionn Foley (Dublin Oldschool), Tadhg Murphy (Brassic) and Ivan Kaye (Gunpowder Milkshake).
Check out the trailer on YouTube.




ALONE AT NIGHT - On UK Digital 28th Aug

ALONE AT NIGHT sees Vicky (Ashley Benson - Pretty Little Liars), a young woman looking for an escape after going through a tumultuous breakup. 

After retreating to a friend’s remote cabin in the woods to clear her head, she continues modelling sexy lingerie for her devoted followers on 18 & Over, an adults-only, live-streaming website.

But when the power goes out, Vicky discovers something terrifying awaiting her in the dark — a masked killer wielding a crowbar who’s hellbent on bringing her night to a grisly end.

Also starring Pamela Anderson (Baywatch), Luis Guzmán (Wednesday), G-Eazy (Hustlers), Paris Hilton (House of Wax), Sky Ferreira (Baby Driver) and model Winnie Harlow, ALONE AT NIGHT is directed by Jimmy Giannopoulos from a script co-written by Giannopoulos and Diomedes Raul Bermudez (The Birthday Cake).

Signature Entertainment presents ALONE AT NIGHT on Digital Platforms 28th August.

View the trailer on YouTube




Monday 10 July 2023

THE GATES (2023) - A Review

Shocker meets Jack the Ripper in Victorian London in the supernatural chiller THE GATES, which is available now from UK Digital outlets.

Set in the early 1890s and serial killer William Colcott (Richard Brake - Barbarian, 3 From Hell) becomes the first, and only, British prisoner to be executed by the new experimental method of electrocution.

But when fellow prisoners at the jail, as well as some of the guards, start dieing under very mystrerious circumstances. They begin to suspect that Colcott's dabblings in the occult may have something to do with it and he may not be quite as dead as they first suspected.

Post mortem photographer Frederick Ladbroke (John Rhys-Davies - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Lord of the Rings trilogy) and his assistant Emma Wickes (Elena Delia - House of Shadows) think they may have captured something in one of their photos of the deceased and end up assisting a bizarre psychic medium (Michael Yare - TV's Line of Duty) and the prison chaplain in trying to exorcise Colcott's spirit from the prison, before the evil can spread beyond it's walls.

As mentioned earlier, the film was very reminiscent of Wes Craven's 1989 film Shocker, albeit set in Victorian London. Though competantly filmed and well acted, which defintely benefits from the inclusion of John Rhys-Davies and Richard Brake, the film isn't really all that scary and, aside from a small number of gory scenes, felt more like a period drama one could typically see on the TV on a Sunday afternoon.

If you enjoyed the likes of The Woman in Black, you should probably enjoy this. But most mainstream horror fans may find it a bit slow (nit pickers will also note that the electric chair was never used in the UK).

THE GATES is available now from all good Digital outlets, courtesy of 101 films.

View the trailer on YouTube

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Friday 7 July 2023

IT FOLLOWS - Limited Edition 4K UHD/BD Dual Release, August

Believe the hype – IT FOLLOWS – leads the way as a genuinely scary, modern horror classic and now this nightmare inducing freakout fest, from award-winning director David Robert Mitchell, is about to creep up and shock you with an immense new Limited Edition 4K UHD / Blu-ray dual release from Second Sight Films this August.

Lauded by critics and audiences alike, Second Sight Films has relentlessly chased down the best special features, contributors and design for a stellar must-have release of this seminal film.

Care-free high school student Jay Height (Maika Monroe – Independence Day: Resurgence) has just started dating a ‘nice’ guy – Hugh (Jake Weary – Zombeavers), but they have sex, everything changes and life will never be the same again…

When she wakes up, she’s tied up in a deserted parking lot, where Hugh reveals his dark and disturbing secret… he’s passed on something unimaginable… a deadly curse that will see her relentlessly pursued by evil… A shapeshifting force It follows its victims and will stop at nothing to kill them. The only way to escape, is to pass it on to another person through sex…

The brand-new Limited Edition is set for release on 28 August and is presented in a stunning box with new artwork by Thinh Dinh alongside a 150 page book, with new essays. There will also be Standard Editions in 4K/UHD and Blu-ray, and all versions come complete with a host of fantastic extras, please see full details below. 

For a deadly dose of danger, stalk and you will find IT FOLLOWS -  Limited Edition.

Special Features
• Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both
• Second Sight Films 4K master produced in conjunction with the original post production facility
• Approved by director David Robert Mitchell
• UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
• New Dolby Atmos audio track produced by Second Sight Films
• New audio commentary by Joshua Grimm
• Audio commentary by Danny Leigh and Mark Jancovich
• Chasing Ghosts: a new interview with actor Keir Gilchrist
• Following: a new interview with actor Olivia Luccardi
• It's in the House: an interview with Producer David Kaplan
• Composing a Masterpiece: an interview with composer Rich Vreeland
• A Girl's World: an interview with production designer Michael Perry
• It Follows - The Architecture of Loneliness: a video essay by Joseph Wallace
Limited Edition Contents
• Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Thinh Dinh
• 150 page book with new essays by Anne Billson, Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Eugenio Ercolani,
Matt Glasby, Kat Hughes, Jennie Kermode and Katie Rife
• Six collectors' art cards

Pre-order the UK 4K UHD from