Sunday, 24 June 2012

Last Chance to Win "Return of the Living Dead" Special Edition DVDs.

OK, I'm currently running a competition to win a copy of the new Special Edition release of "Return of the Living Dead" which has just hit UK DVD and Blu-Ray.

Packed with documentaries, behind the scenes features and interviews, this 2-disc edition has over 5 hours of special features crammed onto it.

The competition closes Midnight, June 30th, so don't delay. If you fancy trying to win a copy on DVD, head on over to our competion page at... 

(Please note, this competition is open to residents of the UK and Eire only).

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Screen Baddie Richard Lynch - RIP

It has been widely reported that character actor Richard Lynch has passed away.

Probably best remembered for playing baddies in various film and TV shows, horror fans will probably know him from his roles in films like "Cut and Run", "Puppet Master 3", "Scanner Cop" and more recently "Laid to Rest" and the "Halloween" remake by Rob Zombie.

He also appeared in various TV shows, including the original "Battlestar Gallactica", "The A-Team", "The Fall Guy" and the likes of "Charmed" and "Six Feet Under".

He had just finished filming "Lords of Salem", another Rob Zombie film, which is currently in post-production.

The actor was found dead in his home in California on Tuesday the 19th, he was 76 years old.

Farewell Richard, you will be sadly missed!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Horror Channel takes "Umbrage"!


Marking his feature film debut with this twisted cocktail of mythology, horror and vampiristic mayhem, Drew Cullingham’s dark fairytale stars Doug Bradley (of HELLRAISER fame) as Jacob, an unscrupulous antiques dealer who unwittingly unleashes supernatural forces beyond his comprehension.

A night of unmitigated terror lays ahead as Lilith, the mother all of vampires, (played by Natalia Celino) does battle with Phelan (Jonnie Hurn), an Irish gun-toting cowboy turned vampire. Trapped in the middle of this escalating gore war are Jacob, his wife and their wayward daughter, who has fallen under Phelan’s spell…

Cullingham says his about his movie: “The main birth of Umbrage was the cowboy-vampire figure, Phelan.   I had for some time been carrying this character around in my head.  Mashing horror and western together is not completely original, I know, but I just wanted to cross a cowboy with a vampire.  Vampires can sometimes be a little effete, but add a gruff cowboy veneer to that and you have a whole different kettle of fish”.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138

Hell is unleashed July 2nd.

From producer, Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow) comes HELL, the story of a post-apocalyptic future where the sun has scorched the Earth and left it too bright to inhabit.

It was once the source of life, light and warmth but now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright.

Marie, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains. Rumour has it that water can still be found there but it is a hazardous trip into the unknown.  Despite their struggle to overcome the odds, they are lured into an ambush and then the real battle for survival begins…

A searing sci-fi thriller about the terrifying lengths humans will go to survive; HELL is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 2nd July.

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The Life and Death of a Porno Gang - US Blu-Ray/DVD

More powerful than A SERBIAN FILM! This violent, gory and thought-provoking film is one of the most controversial releases of this… or any other… year! THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG will shock you like no other Synapse Films release.

During the final days of Slobodan Milošević’s Serbian rule, a young film student named Marko (Mihajlo Jovanovic) becomes desperate to make a feature film. Finally getting a job as an adult film director, he quickly runs afoul of the mob and needs to get out of town fast!

Assembling a traveling “porno cabaret” with a group of misfits, Marko and his new friends ride though the quiet countryside in a beat up van performing live sex acts for peasants and farmers. But, life is hard on the road and they are barely making enough money to survive. Marko meets a shady snuff film producer who says they can make a lot more money shooting actual murders, theatrically “performed” on willing participants. This is one offer the struggling porno gang cannot refuse!

Synapse Films is proud to present Mladen Djordjevic’s controversial film, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG. Not for the faint of heart or weak-minded, this critically acclaimed shocker is “bursting with outrageous characters and shocking situations… a candy-colored suicide bus to hell” (Mitch Davis, Fantasia Film Festival). This is funny, gruesome, sexy and jaw-dropping adults-only entertainment.

The film is released to disc in the US August 15.

•MADE IN SERBIA (101 mins.) – Mladen Djordjevic’s feature length documentary on the Serbian adult entertainment industry. (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE!)
•“Making Of” Featurette
•Deleted Scenes
•Theatrical Trailer
•Alternate/Explicit Reversible Cover Art

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The Hunger Games comes to disc!

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games will debut on 2-disc DVD, 2-disc Blu-Ray, TVOD and digital download in the UK on Monday 3rd September. This is the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate UK’s history, the Company announced today.

The 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD arrive loaded with over three hours of extensive bonus materials including the comprehensive eight-part documentary, “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games.” Other special features include a sit-down conversation with director Gary Ross as well as numerous featurettes that examine the global success of the books, the creation of the control room in the film and the filmmakers’ motivation behind creating new scenes that were not in the book, plus much more.

The Blu-ray Disc set contains an additional exclusive feature, “Preparing for the Games: A Director’s Process,” which looks at the progression of taking three key scenes from the book to the screen.

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Amicus Adventures return to DVD

Anyone remember those old adventure films made by Amicus films during the 70s that predominently starred Doug McClure and used to be regularly shown on Saturday morning TV?

Well if you're pining for some classic fanstasy adventure, Studio Canal are re-issuing several of these classic Amicus titles this July.

At the Earth's Core, The Land that Time Forgot and Warlords of Atlantis, starring the legendary Doug McClure, along with They Came from Beyond Space starring Robert Hutton will be hitting UK DVD shelves once more on July 30.

No news yet of what extras will be included on the discs (if any), but the discs are available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Raven Waiting

Film maker Dan Rowbottom recently got in touch to tell me about his new film "Raven Waiting" which is currently in the pre-production stages.

The story of Raven Waiting takes us within the confines of a decaying dickensian town where the inhabitants live in fear of creatures attacking in the night. The film follows Juliette as she is drawn into a story of underground societies and creatures that protect the night.

"The film at first appears to be a dickensian drama but quickly reveals itself to be a fantasy adventure full of creatures, sprites and adventurers" say director Dan Rowbottom, who's inspiration for Raven Waiting comes from his love of films like ‘The Dark Crystal’, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, 'Lord of the Rings' and ‘Brazil’.

The film will work with local talent in the North West (UK) and is currently featured on as part of a crowd funding campaign.

For more info about the film, and for details on to help sponsor the production, checkout the films official website and blog at

Everything's all going "Black"

Coming soon to UK DVD and Blu-Ray, "The Woman in Black" tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter…), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.

Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.

With a fantastic supporting cast including Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds), Ciarán Hinds (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, Robin Hood), Shaun Dooley (Great Expectations, South Riding), and produced by the iconic Hammer Films, are you brave enough to spend time with The Woman in Black?

The film comes packed with the following special features..

* Audio Commentary with Director James Watkins and Screenwriter Jane Goldman
* Inside the Perfect Thriller: Making The Woman in Black
* No Fear: Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps
* Interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, James Watkins & Jane Goldman
* The Woman in Black Red Carpet Special
* Ghost story competition winner, as read by Daniel Radcliffe
* Photo Galleries including A Look Behind the Scenes, Storyboards (by Storyboard and Concept Artist Simon Duric) and Production Sketches (by Production Designer Kave Quinn)
* Trailers
Set for release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on 18th June, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is the most successful British horror film of all time.

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Possession trailer

Checkout the trailer for "Possession", the new horror film from Sam Raimi (Evil Dead Trilogy, Spiderman, Drag Me to Hell).

The film hits UK cinemas August 31.


Christian Slater (True Romance, Interview with the Vampire) stars in "Playback". A new horror from After Dark Films, which hits UK DVD shelves this July.

When a group of high school students dig into their town’s infamous past they unwittingly unlock an evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town’s deepest, darkest secret...

John Pacar (The Dead Undead, Zombie Apocalypse) and Toby Hemingway (Black Swan, The Covenant) also star

The film is released to UK DVD July 16th. No mention of what extras (if any) will be included on the disc.

View the trailer on YouTube.

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