Thursday, 1 December 2016

Fear the Walking Dead – The Complete Second Series - UK DVD review

Unless you subscribe to BT Vision, you may have missed Series 2 of the critically acclaimed Fear the Walking Dead, the sister show to the hugely popular The Walking Dead series.

Well the good news is that Series 2 hits UK DVD and BD this month courtesy of Entertainment One, who were very kind to send me a review copy to take a look at.

Picking up from the end of Series 1, Travis (Cliff Curtiss) his partner Madison (Kim Dickins) and their respective children, along with the other survivors, head on out to Victor Strand’s (Colman Dominigo) boat, just as the military bomb the mainland.

However, it seems things may not be any safer at sea, as they encounter zombies in the shallows and floating on the water, as well as ruthless marauders, looking at plundering any boats that come their way, as they head South.

But even if they do reach their intended destination unscathed, it may not be the safe haven they hoped for and they discover you have to make some very brutal decisions if you want to survive in this new world.

Fear the Walking Dead – Series 2 is released in both a BD and DVD box set version, which contain all 12 episodes from Series 2 spread across 4 discs.

Extras wise, disc 4 contains a selection of “making of” features for each episode, showing the filming locations, special effects and interviews with the cast and crew.

Fear The Walking Dead: The Complete Series 2 is available on UK BD and DVD from 5th December, courtesy of Entertainment One. 

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk 

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk




THE SNARE - in US cinemas and on VOD January

Writer-director C.A Cooper’s unnerving British horror-thriller "The Snare" comes to selected US cinemas and on VOD this January from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, and Rachel Warren star in a spine-chilling supernatural spookfest in the tradition of Evil Dead.

View the trailer below...




Triple Six Horror Fest announce first special guest

The Triple Six Horror Film Festival is proud to announce that their first special guest will be the groundbreaking director Richard Stanley who will be with them for the entire weekend. PLUS they will be showing his debut feature Hardware (1990) on 35mm followed by a full Q&A with Richard.


Hardware is a totally unique, visually stunning feature that needs to be seen on the big screen. Aesthetically compared to Gilliam & Jodorowsky and with a real 1990's man vs machine mentality that summed up the age when technology was becoming an essential part of life not a luxury, along with a stunning industrial score,  Hardware is a mix of horror, sci-fi and much more. Rarely seen on the big screen ,especially in 35mm, this will be an amazing one-off experience !!

Richard has kindly agreed to be at Triple Six throughout the entire weekend , and will be on hand to sign items , have pictures and indeed just chat with horror fans that attend. He will also be part of a Q&A after the Hardware screening where he talk about Hardware and his career in general, this is something that will be a one-off and not to be missed as Richard rarely leaves his isolated location in France .

Triple Six is a new UK horror film festival based at the AMC cinema in Manchester and will be over May 27th & May 28th 2017. AMC is a state-of-art cinema complex in the centre of Manchester and Triple Six will be based in their Screen 3 which has a wonderful fully functioning 35mm projector. On top of Hardware Triple Six will be showing seven more 'new' horror features and 8 'new' horror shorts , for a weekend of horror on the BIG SCREEN.

Submissions are open until March 1st for Triple Six at Film Freeway here - https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TripleSix 

Plus you can keep updated at the following addresses...


 

Charles Band's HEAD OF THE FAMILY hits US BD

Christmas has come early for fans of Full Moon Entertainment, as Charles Band's 1996 horror romp HEAD OF THE FAMILY arrives on Blu-Ray on December 20.

One of Full Moon's more unique features, HEAD OF THE FAMILY stars Blake Adams, Jacqueline Lovell, J.W. Perra, Bob Schott and Alexandria Quinn in a horror comedy about the head of the family who is literally that - a giant head on a tiny body!

Lance and Loretta are having a torrid affair behind her husband Howard's back. The problem is that Howard is brutal thug who is bound to catch the cheating pair sooner or later. 

To solve this problem, the lovers hatch a plan involving the Stackpoole family: a collection of misshapen freaks who waylay unsuspecting travellers and dissect them in gruesome experiments. Unfortunately, things don't go quite according to plan.

Check out the Trailer on YouTube

For more info visit http://www.fullmoondirect.com

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

New content on SHUDDER (UK) this December

Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, SHUDDER has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, thrilling TV series, cult grindhouse classics and Hollywood blockbusters with something for both casual and hardcore fans of high-quality horror and suspenseful entertainment.


NEW SHUDDER EXCLUSIVES THIS MONTH


31 (Dir. Rob Zombie) - UK streaming Premiere
& Rob Zombie Guest Curation
Exclusively on SHUDDER from 15th December

Introduced to eager audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film involves a group of carnival workers who come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate. 

Look out for Rob Zombie's exclusive SHUDDER selection
coming soon...

View the trailer for 31 on YouTube 

ADDITIONAL SHUDDER EXCLUSIVES

SHUDDER SPANISH HORROR INVASION
A veritable tapas platter of terrifying horror treats only of SHUDDER
 
THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ (Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens) - UK Premiere


Exclusively on SHUDDER from 8th December

Creating a stir at SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival, this ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens follows a hospital orderly's attempts to have his wicked way with one of the deceased residents of the hospital’s morgue. Until, that is, the corpse in question wakes up…

WITCHING & BITCHING (Dir. Alex de la Iglesia) - UK Premiere
Exclusively on SHUDDER from 8th December

Fresh from creating buzz at TIFF, Fantastic Fest and Glasgow Film Festival, dark and wickedly subversive, WITCHING AND BITCHING is gross-out genre fun with a huge helping of warped comedy thrown in for good measure from fan favourite director Alex de la Iglesia. 

SHREWS NEST (Dir. Juan Fernando Andrés) - UK Premiere
Exclusively on SHUDDER from 15th December
Appearing at the BFI London Film Festival, this stylish psychological and claustrophobic horror, produced by Alex de la Iglesia, sees two sisters coming to terms with the sinister forces at work in their 1950s Madrid apartment. Arthouse meets grindhouse!

ALSO NEW TO SHUDDER THIS MONTH


RABID & SHIVERS - Coming this month on SHUDDER
Two early classic chillers from body horror maestro David Cronenberg.

AMERICAN PSYCHO - Coming this month on SHUDDER
Director Mary Harron’s stylish and side-splitting adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel showcases Christian Bale’s unnerving performance and some of the scariest pop tunes of the decade.

THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM - Coming this month on SHUDDER
In Ken Russell’s smutty and nutty late-80s cult delight, an archaeologist (Peter Capaldi) uncovers evidence of a monstrous man-eating worm. 

MAY - Coming this month on SHUDDER
A lonely young woman's increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin in director Lucky McKee's carefully calibrated debut. 

BLOODY BIRTHDAY - Coming this month only on SHUDDER
As their 10th birthday approaches, three children, born during a solar eclipse, turn murderous in this deliriously entertaining slasher. 

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON - Coming this month on SHUDDER
Director John Landis wove hilarious set pieces into this 1981 classic, kicking off a horror-comedy trend that has inspired many other directors to date.

BUTCHER BOYS - Coming this month on SHUDDER
A birthday celebration leads an encounter with flesh-peddling cannibals in this startling gut-wrencher from the writer of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. 

REVENANT - Coming this month on SHUDDER
This breakout horror comedy follows Bart, a fallen soldier, who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Putrid puns galore!

BASKET CASE 1, 2 & 3 - Available now only on SHUDDER
In the first film in the series, siamese twins, separated at an early age, enact a bloody revenge on the doctors responsible for their separation.

NEKROMANTIK 1 & 2 - Available now only on SHUDDER
Though banned in many countries thanks to its extreme subject matter, Nekromantik's perverse parodic edge made it a hit with horror and extreme cinema fans alike in 1987 (including legendary lord of the uncouth, John Waters).

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 1 & 2 - Available now on SHUDDER
Tom Six's debut pushed the boundaries of gore to messy new lows, famously parodied on a very funny episode of SOUTH PARK, making it an essential modern horror film.

Visit SHUDDER (UK) at http://www.shudder.com

Rupture (Noomi Rapace) on UK Digital, DVD & BD - January

Coming to UK Digital and Disc this January. Young mother Renee (Noomi Rapace - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus) has her life thrown into chaos when she is randomly abducted, drugged and taken to a secret lab facility. 

As her captors traumatically experiment on her, Renee must discover why she was chosen and fight to escape her prison.

Produced by Andrew Lazar (American Sniper) and starring Noomi Rapace, Michae Chiklis (The Shield), Peter Stormare (Fargo), Kerry Bishé (Argo) and Lesley Manville (Maleficent). Rupture is a complex and terrifying tale of fear from writer/director Steven Shainberg (Secretary)

Signature Entertainment presents Rupture on Digital 23rd December and DVD & Blu-ray from 9th January, 2017

View the trailer on YouTube

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

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

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Horror-Comedy Short TROUSER SNAKE Slithers Online

Grimbridge Productions is proud to release Trouser Snake - a 5-minute horror-comedy short film - for free streaming on YouTube

A night of necking at Lovers’ Lane gets the shaft when a monster rears its ugly head in this comedic send-up to 1950s creature features.

Trouser Snake is directed by Alex DiVincenzo, whose previous effort, The Horrors of AutoCorrect, is distributed by Eli Roth’s Crypt TV. DiVincenzo co-wrote the script with composer James Cilano.

Alexander Gauthier, Jamie Lyn Bagley, Michael Thurber, William DeCoff, Monica Saviolakis, and Morgan Walsh star. Special effects artist Jordan Pacheco created and puppeteered the Trouser Snake.

"Last year, I somehow convinced some of the most talented cast and crew members to be in New England to help me make a movie about a one-eyed monster," muses DiVincenzo. "I loved seeing audiences react to it at film festivals, and now I'm excited to put it online for all to see."

 View Trouser Snake on YouTube

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