Saturday, 19 August 2017

Award-winning horror hit BESETMENT on US DVD this Sept

Uncork'd Entertainment invites you to a hotel of horrors this September with Brad Douglas’s highly anticipated thriller/chiller Besetment.

Besetment stars Abby Wathen (The Bay) as a young woman who takes a hotel position in a small town where she ends up fighting for her life.

Amanda Millard, struggling and desperate for a job, takes a position at a hotel in a small town in Oregon. It’s a creepy, back country kind of town but owners Mildred Colvin and her son Billy seem nice enough at first. It’s not long before Amanda discovers their real intentions, and her struggle to make a living becomes a nightmarish fight for her life.

Besetment won first place at the recent Rhode Island Vortex Horror Film Festival.

Abby Wathen and, Marlyn Mason (The Trouble with Girls) star with Michael Meyer, Douglas Rowe, Lindsea Kline, Greg James, Hannah Barefoot, John T. Woods, Sonya Davis, Max Gutfreund, Liam O'Sruitheain, Sadndra Doolittle, Tanner McCullough, Ashley Layton, Nona Bigham, and Edward Simper in a Brad Douglas film.

BESETMENT comes to US DVD this Sept

Buy the US DVD from Amazon.Com


"Charismata" - A Movie Review.

Andy Collier and Tor Mian’s supernatural shocker "Charismata" recently had its premiere and they were kind enough to send me a screener copy to look at prior to its submission to the festival circuit.

Set in and around London, the film centres around fledgling Police Detective Rebecca Faraway (Sarah Beck Mather, who you may recognise from her role as Nurse Dixon TVs “The Royal”) who it seems is having a tough time settling into the job and putting up with all the station banter and jibes that go with it.

When she and her partner, Detective Smith (Andonis Anthony – "Soldiers of the Damned", though "Hollyoaks" fans may recognise him from his role as Phil Sharp), are sent to investigate what appears to be a ritualistic murder. It marks the start of a series of grizzly discoveries in which people are being killed and various body parts removed as part of some sort of bizarre satanic ritual.

But this is no ordinary serial whack-job behind the killings, turns out that dark forces are at work and the perpetrator is attempting to summon up something decidedly evil that no amount of police training will ever prepare them for.

Best described as "Prime Suspect" meets "Hellraiser", with a bit of "Blood Feast" and "Seven" thrown into the mix, the film is both part Detective drama and part Supernatural thriller. The movie was surprisingly very good for what was obviously a low budget production, which benefitted from its use of regular working actors, who all put in solid performances. 

The film is a bit of a slow burner though, as you’re never quite sure whether there is something supernatural at work, or if its just part Detective Faraway’s paranoia, as she struggles to cope with her new role, a bitter divorce and an addiction to prescription meds.

The film had its first press screening in London back in June and was well received and the film makers are currently in talks about a distribution deal. If you get chance to check this one out on festival circuit, do so!




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Friday, 18 August 2017

Horror Channel to give STARRY EYES its UK TV premiere

Horror Channel has nine prime-time film premieres in September including the UK premiere of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s stunning contemporary occult tale of Hollywood ambition and possession, STARRY EYES.  


There are also network premieres for Sam Raimi’s ferociously terrifying DRAG ME TO HELL, Eli Roth’s splatter sensation HOSTEL, Mike Mendes’ ultimate B-Movie experience BIG ASS SPIDER, Jonathan King’s zombie sheep gore comedy BLACK SHEEP, James Wan’s creepy killer-doll horror DEAD SILENCE, starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, Robert Longo’s cyberpunk action thriller JOHNNY MNEMONIC, starring Keanu Reeves, Bryan Bertnia’s home-invasion chiller THE STRANGERS, starring Liv Tyler and John Carpenter’s high-kicking fantasy thriller BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall.

Full details of season in transmission order:

Sat 2 Sept @ 21:00 – DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) * Network Premiere


The creator of the Evil Dead series Sam Raimi leaves Spiderman movies behind and returns to his horror roots. And what a return! Fast-paced, frightening and funny Drag Me To Hell follows the course of a curse laid upon a well-meaning bank clerk. Demons are on the rise, and Raimi applies all of his trademark visual dynamism to this diabolic jamboree. Stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long.

Fri 8 Sept @ 21:00 – BLACK SHEEP (2006) *Network Premiere


 Are you ready for the violence of the lambs? In the ‘Bad Taste’ tradition of Peter Jackson, Kiwi director Jonathan King’s zombie sheep black comedy is a shear delight. Sheep-phobic farmer Henry Oldfield wants to sell his share in the family farm, to the delight of his evil bother who is genetically altering the mutton to create a super-sheep. Then a toxic lamb foetus escapes infecting the flock turning them into rampaging bloodthirsty monsters and humans into were-sheep.

Sat 9 Sept @ 22:45 - HOSTEL (2005) *Network Premiere

American backpackers Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson find themselves in a terrifying nightmare scenario when they head for Slovakia lured by the promise of easy sex with Eastern European girls. Garnering notorious headlines when it was first released, this the slasher rejuvenated and intellectualised in a way that stays with you. Stars Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim and Barbara Nedeljakova.

Fri 15 Sept @ 21:00 – BIG ASS SPIDER (2015) *Network Premiere

A 50-foot-tall alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, the city’s scientists and soldiers turn to an unlikely hero. Alex (Greg Grunberg), a bug exterminator, and his Mexican security guard sidekick, Jose (Lombardo Boyar), are the hapless duo who team up to kill the creature before the city is destroyed. Also stars Ray Wise.

Sat 16 Sept @ 21:00 – DEAD SILENCE (2007) *Network Premiere

After his wife meets a grisly end, Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) returns to their creepy hometown of Ravens Fair to unravel the mystery of her murder. Once there, he discovers the legend of Mary Shaw (Joan Heney), a murdered ventriloquist whose eerie presence still looms over the town. As he desperately digs for answers, Jamie encounters the curse that took his wife's life and threatens his own.

Fri 22 Sept @ 21:00 – JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995) *Network Premiere


Based on the William Gibson story, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier who has a secret stash of information implanted into his mind. However, the data will kill him if he cannot retrieve it within forty-eight hours. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

Sat 23 Sept @ 21:00 – THE STRANGERS (2008) *Network Premiere


Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) retreat to a family vacation home for a relaxing weekend but their stay turns out to be anything but peaceful. A series of unexpected arrivals sparks a deadly sequence of events. First, a mysterious and dangerous woman turns up, then James accidentally kills his friend Mike (Glenn Howerton), mistaking him for an intruder. But the real danger arrives in the form of three masked torturers, leaving Kristen and James struggling for survival.

Fri 29 Sept @ 23:00 – STARRY EYES (2014) *UK TV Premiere


Determined to make it in Hollywood, reluctant waitress Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe) goes on countless casting calls in hope of getting her big break. After a series of weird auditions at the mysterious Astraeus Pictures, she lands her dream part. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful and altogether more terrifying. 

Sat 30 Sept @ 21:00 – BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) *Network Premiere

Hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) gets caught in a bizarre conflict in San Francisco's Chinatown when an ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord kidnaps a beautiful green-eyed woman Miao Yin (Suzee Pai). Miao is the fiancée to Jack's best friend. And Jack must help rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Celebrate 30 Years of ROBOCOP & EVIL DEAD 2 with Fright-Rags Apparel

Fright-Rags is celebrating the 30th anniversaries of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2 with new collections dedicated to each of the '80s classics.


Fright-Rags' RoboCop merchandise represents the the future of law enforcement. From Alex Murphy and the ED-209 droid to OCP and the gruesome melting man, all of the film's most memorable moments are accounted for across five shirt designs and five enamel pins.

Fright-Rags' Evil Dead 2 apparel will swallow your soul. It features five groovy shirt designs, including the likeness of Bruce Campbell as Ash, plus the classic poster artwork on a T-shirt. A pair of Evil Dead 2 custom-knit crew socks will keep you warm on your next trip to a cabin in the woods.

RoboCop and Evil Dead 2 collections are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com. All items are in stock and ready to ship, but quantities are limited.

Check back with Fright-Rags this Saturday, August 19, for a Midnight Madness Tee that's fit for a High Priest. It will be available for only $18 exclusively for 24 hours.

Liverpool Horror Con - 7-8 October

Fans of the fear-provoking prepare yourselves, Horror Con is coming to Liverpool and it’s looking FRIGHTfully good!

As well as exclusive stalls, full to the brim of horror memorabilia, prints, props and all kinds of other curiosities, horror fans can expect a weekend of interactive action! 

Collect autographs from stars of TV and film, have your photos taken with them, attend live panels featuring amazing guest speakers their previous and current work, watch SFX demonstrations or simply relax (if you can!) and enjoy one of the many film screenings.

As a special feature we’ve included the Hall of Horrors which is a collection of movies sets for you to pose and take your pictures in.

Guests include:

Jamison Newlander & G Tom Mac (The Lost Boys)
Ken Sagoes, Toy Newkirk & Jsu Garcia (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Ari Lehman & C J Graham (Friday 13th)
Sean Whalen, Yan Birch & Brandon Adams (The People Under The Stairs)
Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede II)
Caroline Munro, Damian Thomas & Valerie Leon (Hammer Horror)

Authors include – Adam Nevill, David Moody & Matt Shaw.

The Mega Liverpool Horror Con is set to be an amazing weekend for families and horror buffs alike, so grab your best costume and get your tickets now!

www.liverpoolhorrorcon.com/tickets

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

IT: FLOAT - A CINEMATIC VR EXPERIENCE RELEASED

Warner Bros. Pictures releases a VR Experience for “IT”, based on the novel by Stephen King. Experience IT like you’ve never imagined before in IT: FLOAT - A Cinematic VR Experience. Meet Pennywise and enter the sewers of Derry and you’ll float too!

See the trailer below for more details.


New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades and will be released worldwide beginning September 8th by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Monday, 14 August 2017

TEMPLE - comes to UK DVD September

The latest from the writer of Blair Witch, The Guest and V/H/S, TEMPLE is a frightening horror steeped in Japanese folklore.

After locals in a northern Japanese village discover a body horribly disfigured by injuries that make identification impossible, it’s down to them to piece together found footage captured by a group of young Americans who were believed to be lost in a remote temple that’s a focal point of superstition.
 
As they begin to discover the truth, however, the mystery as to the whereabouts of these missing tourists becomes increasingly chilling.

Starring Logan Huffman (Final Girl), Natalie Warner (The Double), and Brandon Sklenar (Hunky Dory)

TEMPLE comes to UK DVD September 4th

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