Thursday, 20 October 2016

THE WAILING, in UK cinemas and on VOD 25TH Nov

South Korean box office smash, THE WAILING, is a riveting police investigation which turns into a sensationally terrifying thriller as a likeable cop is drawn into a nightmarish hunt for a source of pure evil disturbing his quiet, rural village.

Out of his depth, local police officer Jong-goo investigates a spate of killings, as well as an outbreak of madness seemingly connected to the recent arrival of a mysterious Japanese man who resides in the outskirts of the village. What’s more, he is horrified to discover his young daughter may have fallen under the stranger’s curse.

Jong-goo calls on a charismatic shaman to free his daughter from the stranger’s dangerous influence, but the shaman’s intense exorcism ritual threatens to worsen the situation... and Jong-goo, with his world collapsing around him, realises he must confront the ultimate evil.

View the trailer below...

Rupture (Noomi Rapace) In UK Cinemas 4th Nov

Coming to select UK cinemas and on VOD this November. 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, Michael 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 in selected UK Cinemas and On Demand 4th Nov.

Train to Busan - in UK cinemas 28 Oct

In selected UK cinemas from Friday 28th October, a father and daughter fight for their lives on a train full of zombies, in this Cannes Midnight Movie sensation, TRAIN TO BUSAN, a truly astounding, action-packed thrill-ride from South Korea with social bite, an unexpected emotional punch, and a carriage- load of first class action.

A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. The government declares martial law just as divorced Seok-woo and his daughter catch the KTX bullet train from Seoul to Busan to see her mother. But someone on the journey has been recently infected sending the hurtling carriages into complete chaos. As the living dead transform the voyage into a nightmare excursion, father and daughter and a small group of uninfected passengers must fight for survival. Get on board to stay alive!

Now boarding, make sure you get a ticket: everyone should see this film - it’s pure cinema! 

New streaming service SHUDDER launches in the UK & Ireland

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 soon 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.


Veerle Baetens in BEYOND THE WALLS

Upcoming exclusive premiere titles also include long-awaited Japanese film-ghoul face-off SADAKO VS KAYAKO, Rob Zombie’s forthcoming horror thriller 31, WE GO ON, a thought-provoking supernatural drama from writer-directing team Andy Milton & Jesse Holland, THERAPY from 16 year-old filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni and a collection of films from the stable of genre master Alex de la Iglesia including SHREW’S NEST which he produced and WITCHING AND BITCHING, which he directed.

In addition, SHUDDER hosts an expertly curated library of hard to find titles and genre gems including Donald Cammell’s WHITE OF THE EYE and Jorg Buttgereit’s NEKROMANTIK which appear ONLY ON SHUDDER alongside stone cold classics from the HAMMER vaults and, for the first time on a streaming service and exclusive to SHUDDER, Clive Barker’s iconic HELLRAISER & HELLRAISER 2.

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


Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving both the casual and hardcore fans of horror and suspenseful entertainment. Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, and with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling TV series to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters, Shudder has something for everyone.

Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of expertly curated Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural and Dark Thrillers 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. More platforms to be added soon.


'Lights Out' - Coming to Home Entertainment

Meet a new icon of horror when “Lights Out” comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download December 12.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. 

A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Teresa Palmer (“Triple 9,” “Warm Bodies”) stars as Rebecca; Gabriel Bateman (“Annabelle”) as Martin; Billy Burke (the “Twilight” franchise) as Martin’s father, Paul; Alexander DiPersia (“Forever”) as Rebecca’s boyfriend, Bret; and Maria Bello (“Prisoners”) as Sophie.

The film marks the feature film directorial debut of David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle 2”) who directed from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (“Final Destination 5”), based on Sandberg’s own short film. James Wan, Lawrence Grey and Heisserer served as producers, with Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Richard Brener as executive producers.

“Lights Out” will be available on December 12 on Blu-ray and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc and as a digital download. Fans can also own “Lights Out” via purchase from digital retailers beginning on December 12.

Bonus features
- Deleted scenes

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The Neighbour - UK DVD review

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours… but when you’re running drugs for your uncle’s criminal gang, and the guy next door is up to even worse, you just know you’re in for trouble in Marcus Dunston’s THE NEIGHBOUR, which comes to UK DVD this month.

John (Josh Stewart – The Collector) is a small time criminal, working for his uncle as a drug runner. But he’s secretly holding back on some of the payments he's been receiving, as he intends ditching the life of crime and running off with his girlfriend.  

However, when his girlfriend witnesses their redneck neighbour doing something "unusual", John returns from work to find she's mysteriously vanished. Convinced his  neighbour may have had something to do with it, he sneaks in to the property whilst he’s out, only to discover, not only what’s happened to his girlfriend, but that his neighbour is involved in far worse criminal activities then he is.

So when his neighbour returns home unexpectedly, he finds he's got a major problem on his hands if he wants to get back out undetected and rescue his girl.

I was instantly reminded of THE COLLECTOR when watching this, so it came as no surprise to learn that writer/director Marcus Dunston was the same guy behind that, as well as featuring the same lead actor, Josh Stewart.

Indeed, the film follows a similar theme, a criminal who's probably not a bad person deep down, who has to use his skills to survive after finding himself trapped and confronted by an even worse criminal. But from there on in the similarities end, and still proves to be a highly effective, nail biting thriller.

Extras wise, the film is released on a bar bones disc, devoid of any supplemental material. With the exception of a few trailers for other titles which play at start up.

The Neighbour is released to UK DVD and Digitally October 31st from Arrow films

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Documentary "Hostage to the Devil" comes to UK VOD

Following its world premiere at FrightFest this summer, original documentary HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL will release on VOD platforms in the UK and Ireland on Monday 17th October 2016, courtesy of Content Media. 

Over five years in production, director Martin Stalker has made a film which examines age-old questions about the existence of the Deviland the debate over good versus evil, all through the life of a controversial Irish-born Jesuit priest, Fr Malachi Martin.

Using first person-interviews with paranormal royalty such as Lorraine Warren, Ralph Sarchie, and John Zaffis, along with dramatic reconstructions, archival evidence, and words straight from Martin, this spine-chilling documentary takes the audience on a journey through an extraordinary life marked by battles against the Vatican, scandal, contention, and most of all, a deep and all-encompassing belief in the theory and practice of exorcism.

The film explains in graphic detail the process and outcomes of such an ordeal, including the horrifying case study of a four-year-old girl whom Fr Martin assessed as requiring an exorcism. Thus was to be the last case he was involved in before he died under mysterious circumstances.

A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. Using first- hand interviews, dramatic reconstruction, archival evidence and a dead man’s words, this documentary film tells the true story of Father Malachi Martin, and asks, in the battle for saving a soul, who really is ‘Hostage to the Devil’?


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