Tuesday, 28 March 2017

One sheet poster released for Stephen King's IT

Warner Bros. have released the official one sheet poster for IT, based on the novel by Stephen King, coming to UK cinemas 8th September.


Directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), IT is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).

IT will be released nationwide on 8 SEPTEMBER, 2017

Free Fire - Clips now available - Out this Friday

To celebrate the release of Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE out in UK cinemas this Friday, StudioCanal UK is pleased to make available two new clips.

Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

Outside the Warehouse



Testing the Merch



Funded by the BFI and Film4 with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer, FREE FIRE opens nationwide across the UK this Friday.

For further news and updates on the release, please visit www.freefirefilm.co.uk

Be sure to follow the film on Facebook, Twitter and on the StudioCanalUK Twitter pages.



Monday, 27 March 2017

The Resident arrives on UK DVD & VOD 22 May

From the rapidly rising, critically acclaimed production company Black Fawn Films, the producers of Bite, comes the critically acclaimed The Resident (aka The Sublet), ‘One of the most effective psychological horror films of the decade’ (horrorgeeklife.com), which makes its UK DVD debut and available on-demand and to download this May.

Alone with a baby and feeling isolated, Joanna feels a growing sense of unease in her new apartment. Are the sinister noises, banging on the walls and whispering voices real, or is she losing her mind?

Gradually uncovering the chilling history of her new home, she desperately clings to her sanity, while fearing the horrific events of the past have left a very real and malevolent presence.

Prepare to be disturbed as you spend some time with The Resident. 

The Resident is released to UK DVD & VOD May 22 courtesy of Second Sight.

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

 



Friday, 24 March 2017

SHUDDER WITH YOUR MOTHER THIS MOTHER'S DAY


To celebrate Mother’s Day, Shudder have released a new video featuring the perfect films to enjoy with your mother on Shudder: MOTHER’S DAY (1980), JUG FACE (2013), MAY (2002), THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (2001), THE HOME (2016) and DEAREST SISTER (2016).  


SHUDDER, the new premium streaming video service, backed by AMC Networks, has launched in the UK & Ireland. The service’s gargantuan and unique selection of titles makes it the only streaming service in the UK and Ireland dedicated to serving both casual and hardcore fans of high-quality horror and suspenseful entertainment.

SHUDDER is curated by world-class genre experts TIFF Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes and former Fangoria editor Sam Zimmerman and will also host regular guest curated seasons from respected genre filmmaking talent. The service, which launched in 2015 in the US, offers new premieres and exclusives every month with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling TV series, cult grindhouse classics and Hollywood blockbusters. SHUDDER has something for everyone and offers a unique launch selection of 200+ titles, 80% percent of which are not currently available on any of the larger UK subscription-based streaming platforms (Amazon, Netflix and Sky Movies).


Exclusive premiere titles launching on the service include DEAREST SISTER a spine-tingling and politically-charged chiller from Laos’ first female filmmaker Mattie Do, which debuted at Fantastic Fest and screened at BFI London Film Festival; and BEYOND THE WALLS, a classy and creepy French exclusive Shudder series starring Veerle Baetens and Geraldine Chaplin.

SHUDDER’s growing library of curated horror is available ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and the Roku platform with a free one week-trial or £4.99 monthly/ £49.99 yearly membership, and more platforms being added in the months after launch. 

To sign up or learn more about SHUDDER, visit www.shudder.com.


AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA - available Digitally 17th April

Intrigued by the real life mystery that surrounds a 'Murder House' in the town of Villisca, a group of friends set out to find the truth themselves. Directed by Tony E. Valenzuela (Flight of the Living Dead), The Axe Murders of Villisca will be available to watch on Digital Download this April.

After travelling to the scene of the crime, Caleb (Robert Adamson, Princess Protection Program, Hollywood Heights) Denny (Jarrett Sleeper, Stranger Than Fiction, The Fourth Door) and Jess (Alex Frnka, The Inbetweeners, Unanswered Prayers) take a guided tour that follows the final steps of the parents and four children that were brutally murdered over a hundred years prior. 

Dissatisfied with their findings, the group decide to return, after dark, to see if they can find the rumoured spirits that live within the walls. However, on their return, they quickly regret their decision and soon find out that the past is not dead and buried, but angry and ready for revenge... Will the group of friends be able to escape the nightmare house that they are trapped in, or will they too be destined to haunt the walls, waiting for their next victims?

The Axe Murders of Villisca, released on 17th April, is available to pre-order now on iTunes and the following platforms: Amazon Video, GooglePlay, Xbox Video Store, SkyStore, Sony, Talk Talk.

View the trailer on YouTube 


Official UK Quad for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

Vertigo releasing have just released the official UK Quad poster for forthcoming THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, which is released to UK cinemas April.


High Rise meets Battle Royale as an office block is turned into a bloody arena when the staff are pitted against each other in a vicious kill or be killed game, in this top-notch horror thriller from the creators of Wolf Creek and Guardians of the Galaxy!

In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. Trapped by steel barriers, and with a clock ticking, the staff quickly realise this is no team building exercise.

Written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither, Dawn of the Dead) the film is directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and stars John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs, Platoon), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Walking Dead).

 THE BELKO EXPERIMENT comes to UK cinemas 21st April.





Eyes of My Mother - Movie review - in selected UK cinemas NOW

Out now at selected UK cinemas, Nicholas Pesce’s dark and disturbing chiller "Eyes of my Mother". 


As a young girl, Francisca (Kika Magalhaes) witnessed her mother being murdered in their remote farmhouse by a passing psychopath. However, he picked on the wrong home, as he is subsequently dealt a suitably gory revenge by the father upon his return. 

Chained up in the barn, tortured and kept as a pet for Francisca, who likes experimenting on him using the surgery techniques she learned from her mother, to say this had a traumatic effect on her upbringing is something of an understatement.

Now an adult, following the death of her father and her “pet” Charlie, she seeks a replacement, though this isn’t easy and several dead bodies are left in her wake. But if you thought the film was disturbing enough up to this point, wait till you see what happens when she finally does manage to lure someone back to her home with the intention of taking Charlie’s place…

Filmed in black and white and in Portuguese language, with English subs. This was like watching a European art-house version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, being a VERY disturbing tale about Isolation, loneliness and obsession without compassion and is certainly one of the most disturbing films you are likely to see this year.

"The Eyes of My Mother" is out at selected UK cinemas today. 

View the trailer on YouTube.