Sunday, 31 May 2015

"THE LAKE ON CLINTON ROAD" coming to US DVD and VOD

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" collides with "Evil Dead" in director Deshon Hardy‘s "THE LAKE ON CLINTON ROAD", premiering on US VOD and DVD July 17.
 
Based on true events, when 6 friends from Massachusetts finish up classes for the semester, they decide to take a road trip to the Jersey Shore. A birthday celebration at a shore house will be the highlight of their summer, or so they thought. When they get to the house, they realize it’s not the beach house they were expecting. It’s actually in the middle of the woods off a long spooky road, Clinton Road.
 
Clinton Road has been haunted for the past 50 years, this is what Alex, Jillian, Amber, Jamie, Stacy and Mark will soon find out. The sadness of not having a beach near soon disappears as they all rush outside to see ​the ​lake​ . They prepare to have drunken festivities at the lake but thats when the horror begins. One by one they all disappear. Who will be the last? Who will be the first? Will anyone survive?
 
Starring Alan Bendich (TVs Cagney & Lacey), India Autry (TVs My New Roommate), Aram Bauman (The Lost Children), Tina Krause (Zombie Holocaust), Leah Jones (Urban Legends), Stephanie Marrone, and Richard Ryker.
 
"THE LAKE ON CLINTON ROAD" on VOD and DVD July 17 from Osiris Entertainment and will be available to pre-order shortly.
 
View the trailer on YouTube.
 
 

Martian Comics Kickstarter campaign

Martian Comics are on Kickstarter, trying to fund a huge 52-page special third issue.
 
It’s got seven stories in it, illustrated by three different artists. Including the next two chapters of "The Girl from Mars," a Lazarus story, and four other tales demonstrating the scope and breadth of Martian history!
 
Check out the video and the rewards, which include a 106-page trade paperback of the series so far, on its Kickstarter page.
 
You can also read more about the series on its official page.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

"Island of Death" - UK DVD/BD review

“Island of Death”, a film with something guaranteed to offend everybody, is out now on a special BD/DVD combo pack from Arrow films, who were kind enough to send a copy over for me to take a look at.
 
Religious fanatics Celia and Christopher arrive at the Greek island of Mykonos and proceed to go around raping and murdering all the sexual deviants they find on the island (not that they’re anyone to talk).
 
Having phoned Christopher’s mother from a payphone, whilst they’re busy having sex in it, Christopher then goes on to have his wicked way with a goat. Before they decide to kill a stereotypical Frenchman (complete with beret and bottle of red wine), after Celia disliked the way he looked at her, by crucifying him to the floor of an old church and pouring whitewash down his throat.
 
Other highlights of their rampage include Christopher seducing some middle aged woman, then urinating on her (which she seems to enjoy) before killing her and decapitating the body with a bulldozer (yes seriously). Then invading a gay couple’s house and chasing the occupants around the town with a sword.
 
With the bodies piling up, the police begin to take notice and they are forced to flee into the countryside. But has Christopher met his match in the form of a flatulent sheep farmer?
 
Featuring, rape, incest, sodomy, beastiality, urolagnia, homophobia, racism and even a farting farmer, its small wonder this infamous 1976 title found its way onto the governments Video Nasties list when released onto video in the early 80s and was heavily censored upon its initial DVD release back in 2002.
 
Fortunately, in these slightly more ‘enlightened’ times, the film is now available to own fully uncut here in the UK. Arrow had previously released the film to DVD, but is now available to view in all its hi-def glory in a new BD and DVD combo pack.
 
Extras on the discs include….
 
Exploring Island of Death (38mins) – Film historian Stephen Thrower on the making of a cult classic
 
Return to Island of Death (17mins) – Niko Mastorakis gives a film location tour of the original Mykonos locations
 
Archive interview with Mastorakis (23mins) – originally filmed for the US DVD release back in 2001, the director discusses the making of this andhis earlier films.
 
Alternative opening titles – alternate title sequences for the film under the titles “Island of Peversion” and “Devils of Mykonos”.
 
Island Sounds – five original tracks from the Island of Death soundtrack
 
Original Theatrical Trailer – a trailer for the film, under one of its alternate titles “Cruel Destination”.
 
These can be found on both the BD and DVD. However the following 2 features are on the BD ONLY…
 
The Films of Nico Mastorakis (2hrs:40m) – A four-part documentary, narrated by Masterakis himself, charting the his filmmaking career. Looking at the making of all his films, including my favourite “Nightmare at Noon”, featuring clips and behind the scenes footage from his movies, including on set interviews wirth the cast and crew.
 
Nico Mastorakis Trailer Reel (38mins) –  12 trailers of the directors other movies.
 
The case also contains a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys and a fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by academic and film historian Johnny Walker.
 
It is worth noting that this release unfortunately does NOT include the directors commentary track that was on Arrow’s previous DVD release, which had also featured on the old US disc.
 
The film is presented in its original 4:3 filmed aspect ratio and features its original UK “Island of Death” title sequence, complete with clicking camera shutter sounds. Unlike previous releases, which had newly generated titles playing over one of the songs from the soundtrack.
 
This is one of those films that tries to be shocking, but ultimately comes across as hilariously bad. Indeed, I’ve always found it to be hysterically funny and I’m sure cult movie fans will agree. This latest BD/DVD release from Arrow is arguably worth purchasing just for the 4-part documentary about Mastorakis films alone. The only minor downside being lack of audio commentary track. But aside from that, if you’re looking at picking this up, then this version is very much worthwhile.
 
Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk




"The Loft" - clips and trailer

Misogyny comes home to roost for five high-flying Lotharios in "The Loft" on UK DVD from 15th June. Checkout the following clips...







Checkout the theatrical trailer...


 
 
 
Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 
 
 
 

"Girls Against Boys" - UK trailer

Watch the UK trailer for Girls Against Boys, the gut-wrenchingly violent black comedy that comes to DVD 15th June 2015 from Arrow Films
 

 
Up-and-coming talent Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th, Mad Men) and Nicole LaLiberte (Dexter) handle the edgy material brilliantly and both prove they’re ones to watch.
 
 

"The Messenger" in UK cinemas this July

METRODOME are delighted to announce the UK release of THE MESSENGER, a haunting thriller directed by David Blair (Best Laid Plans) starring Robert Sheehan (Misfits) which will be released in cinemas in July.
 
Set in the ghostly netherworld. We all want to believe in life after death and imagine loved ones looking over us, feel their presence in a draft of air - knowing they wait for us. But Jack (Robert Sheehan) isn't waiting, in and out of secure units all of his young life, the dead won't leave him alone. Some might call Jack a troubled soul, at odds with the world, unable to conform. But Jack has a sharp mind and a razor wit. It's not that he doesn't want to live a normal life, he can't. They won't let him.
 
When Jack unwillingly becomes embroiled in the unfinished business of a local murder, he discovers hidden secrets which threaten to push him over the edge.  His estranged sister, Emma (Lily Cole) re-appears in his life and Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and to confront the truth about the death of his own father.
 
Joely Richardson (The Patriot, Nip Tuck), Lily Cole (The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus), Tamzin Merchant (Game Of Thrones, The Tudors) David O’Hara (Braveheart) and Jack Fox (Mr Selfridge, Fresh Meat).

Twisted killers stalk "The Horror Channel" (UK) in June

Horror Channel is to screen a season of films focusing on game-playing murderers and predatory psychopaths. So there’s no point hiding behind the sofa as that’s where they’ll be…
 
The TWISTED KILLER SEASON, which will broadcast on Saturday nights @ 22:50 from 6–27 June, features Michael Powell’s chilling masterpiece PEEPING TOM, the network premiere of the darkly psychological thriller HORSEMEN, the UK TV premiere of THE COLLECTOR and Dunstan’s 2012 sequel THE COLLECTION, in which ‘the masked deviant’ returns to claim more victims.

Sat 6 June @ 22:50 – HORSEMEN (2009) *Network Premiere
Dennis Quaid and Peter Stormare co-star in a dark psychological thriller by ‘Spun’ director Jonas Åckerlund. Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid), a troubled detective, investigates a series of murders that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse..

Sat 13 June @ 22:50 – THE COLLECTOR (2009) * UK TV Premiere

This bloody, visceral entry in the "serial killer" genre is the directorial debut of screenwriter Marcus Dunstan. After a stint in prison, Arkin (Josh Stewart) finds employment as a handyman. But Arkin decides to rob his boss in order to repay his ex-wife (Daniella Alonso). Venturing to his employer's remote country house to make the heist, he soon finds himself -- as well as the boss' family -- at the mercy of "The Collector."

Sat 20 June @ 22:50 – THE COLLECTION (2012)
The sequel to Marcus Dunstan’s ‘The Collector’, the sick serial killer known as ‘The Collector’ is back and looking for fresh victims. When Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick) sneaks out of her house one night to attend an exclusive party, she can’t imagine the horror that awaits her.

Sat 27 June @ 22:50 – PEEPING TOM
Michael Powell’s unsettling masterpiece stars Carl Boehm as Mark Lewis, an assistant cameraman at a London film studio, who has begun murdering women. He kills them, literally, with his camera and films the attacks and the murders.



There is a also a much deserved first TV showing for Steve Barker’s gripping Nazi zombie adventure OUTPOST: BLACK SUN and UK premieres for Joe Begos’ hit sci-fi splatterfest ALMOST HUMAN, Daniel Myrick’s supernatural horror SOLSTICE and Lowell Dean’s Canadian zombie thrill-ride 13 EERIE, starring Katharine Isabelle.
 
Checkout the Horror Channel this June.
 
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Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton go "Into the Grizzly Maze" this August

Nerves are shredded and hunters become the hunted when "INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE" arrives on digital platforms from August 3rd and Blu-ray and DVD from August 17th, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
 
A sheriff (Thomas Jane – The Punisher, The Mist) whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear, suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc in a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother (James Marsden – X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Loft) he enters the labyrinthine Grizzly Maze to track down his missing wife, before the bear does.
 
As the body count mounts and an infamous bear hunter (Billy Bob Thornton – The Man Who Wasn’t There and TV’s Fargo) enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.
 
From David Hackl the director of the "Saw V", "INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE" is a nail-biting creature feature that proves when a grizzly gets angry, everyone tastes the same...
 
The film will be available to pre-order shortly.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

"Independence Day 2" - it's happening folks!

Producer Dean Devlin posted the following pic on his Instagram account yesterday (May 26) of himself with Jeff Goldblum on the set of "Independence Day 2", which is currently in production.


The film is being directed once again by Roland Emmerich. Other returning stars from the original include Bill Pullman and Brent Spiner (didn't his character die?). Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, Expendables 2) is also starring.

"Independence Day 2" is set to be released next year, some 20 years after the first film, back in 1996,  was released to cinemas.

Visit Dean Devlin's Instagram page 


Fright-Rags Creates New "GARBAGE PAIL KIDS" shirts!!!

Last year, Fright-Rags teamed with famed Garbage Pail Kids artist Brent Engstrom to create their own Garbage Pail Kid: "Fright Rag Freddy." They're back with four new GPK characters inspired by such horror favourites as "The Exorcist" and "It."
 



 Say hello to "Plungin' Penny," "Wretchin' Regan," "Howlin' Howard" and "Krampin' Kevin." Although they'd feel right at home in a pack of Topps' beloved trading cards, you can get these designs on super soft 60/40 heather shirts.
 
These items are limited and may sell out during the pre-order period. Order are expected to ship in late June.
 
Collect them all at Fright-Rags.com.
 
Fright-Rags is also taking pre-orders on Grzegorz Domaradzki's new The Texas Chainsaw Massacre design HERE

"Unconscious" coming to UK DVD and VOD July

Hollywood stars Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, Interstellar) come together for this surreal thriller, unlike anything you’ve seen before.
 
When a man (Wes Bentley) wakes up strapped to a bed and with no memory, he is greeted by a mysterious and sinister woman (Kate Bosworth) claiming to be his wife.
 
Venturing around the derelict household, he finds traces of blood, unexplained, unusual objects and grows increasingly suspicious and afraid of the mysterious woman.
 
Stumbling across the cold corpse of another man, bound and locked in the basement, he realises how deep and dangerous the web of lies and deceit go, but suddenly, all is black, and when he awakes again he is a prisoner, trapped and unable to move. It is only then that the electric shocks begin and the true nature of his wife is revealed…
 
Directed by Michael Polish and also starring Richard Riehle (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Transformers: Age Of Extinction) Shashawnee Hall (TV’s Justified, A Nightmare on Elm Street), "Unconscious" is released to UK VOD 20 July, with a DVD release on 27 July.
 
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 
 
 
 




 

"The Horrors of AutoCorrect" to premiere on Eli Roth's Crypt TV May 31


Crypt TV, the new digital genre studio co-founded by Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth, will exclusively premiere "The Horrors of AutoCorrect" for free on Sunday, May 31.
 
Nick Principe (Laid to Rest) and Jaquelyn Fabian star in the 6-minute horror/comedy short. It marks the directorial debut of Alex DiVincenzo, who also penned the script and produced for Grimbridge Productions.
 
In The Horrors of AutoCorrect, Jenny's quiet evening at home watching a scary movie is interrupted by a stalker who can't quite master the art of text messaging. The result is a "sidesplitting, clever commentary on contemporary communication" (All Things Horror) that pays homage to such genre favourites as Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2.

"I couldn't be more excited for people to see The Horrors of AutoCorrect," comments DiVincenzo. "It's truly an honor to release it through Crypt TV. Not only do I have the utmost respect for Eli Roth, but the platform provides an exciting outlet for original content."
 
Watch the trailer on YouTube

To be notified when the full short is released on May 31, be sure to "like" the Crypt TV and Grimbridge Productions pages on Facebook.
 
The Horrors of AutoCorrect's online premiere follows a successful run through the film festival circuit. DiVincenzo is currently working on his next short, a '50s throwback titled Trouser Snake.


Sunday, 24 May 2015

UK HorrorCon - taking place July

The UK HorrorCon will be taking place at the Magna Centre in Rotherham on the 11-12 July.
 
Billed as the Horror equivalent to the UK Comic-Con Scene, HorrorCon 2015 is an opportunity for horror fans to get together and celebrate our love of the horrific, macabre & grotesque, and a chance for us to meet & reassure each other that there is nothing wrong with us in the head!
 
The convention will be an eclectic mix of Actors; Writers; Speakers; Presentations; Cos-play Competitions, a Market-Place and much more yet to be announced.
 
Guests confirmed so far include SFX maestro Tom Savini, Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, Devils Rejects), Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface from the original  "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), Caroline Munroe (Maniac), Martine Beswick (Hammer horror actress) and many more.
 
For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://horrorconventions.co.uk



Erotic thriller "The Domino Effect" coming soon

Proportion productions, whose previous release "Deadly Waters" is reviewed HERE, recently got in touch to tell us about their new thriller "The Domino Effect", which has recently finished shooting and is currently in the editing phase.
 
Synopsis from the press release...
 
Elise was a model and was doing really well, until she got pregnant by a business man that she fell in love with. But after a heartbreaking miscarriage, found herself without a career and living as a stay at home wife, whose husband seems to have got tired of her.
 
Bumping into a man, who works as a photographer, passion strikes between them both. As a steamy love affair begins her new love shows Elise sites and feelings she's not felt in years, introducing her to sleep with a variety of different men in front of him.
 
But when Elise's husband realises he might be loosing her and begins giving her all she ever wanted, she plans to end her affair. Only for the photographer to threaten to release a number of sex tapes he has secretly recorded of her, and slowly grows more controlling, ensuring she is left with nothing and no one but him...
 
The film makers hope to have this on the festival circuit shortly. You can find out more about this and other films on Proportion productions Facebook Page


Friday, 22 May 2015

"Woman Without a Face" kickstarter campaign

Inspired by films like Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, and The Innocents. "The Woman Without a Face" deals with questions about what it is to be a woman, as the films lead character, Allison, slowly loses her grip on what is happening to her, as she struggles with the possibility that someone else is trying to take over her life.
 
 
 
The film blends modern elements of the horror genre with an observational style seen from directors like Lucrecia Martel and Roman Polanski, all culminating in a unique and unsettling experience.
 
"The Woman Without a Face" is primarily funded by a grant from Studio 22, but that money only covers a portion of production costs. In order to ensure they have enough money for insurance, rentals, and post-production, they need your support and have launched a Kickstarter campaign.

For more information on how to get involved and full list of benefits with the various levels of investment, visit the Kickstarter Campaign Page



Fright-Rags summons the Lord of Darkness for "Legend" shirts

Of all the memorable imagery in 1985's Legend, none stand out more than Tim Curry's portrayal of the Lord of Darkness. Although the film turns 30 this year, Rob Bottin's special effects makeup still look fresh. Fright-Rags is paying tribute to Ridley Scott's cult classic with a collection of new shirts.
 
 

Three of the top names working in horror art today - Justin Osbourn, Christopher Lovell and Nathan Thomas Milliner - each offer a unique take on the iconic devil. All three designs are available on unisex tees or girls shirts.
 
The Legend collection is available for pre-order from Fright-Rags. The first run may sell out during the pre-order period. Orders will ship in mid-June.
 
In addition to Legend, The Twilight Zone collection is still up for pre-order at Fright-Rags.com. You'll also find dozens of shirts inspired by classic horror films and more.
 
You can pre-order the Legend shirts now on the Fright-Rags Website

 


Thursday, 21 May 2015

"The Gallows" full length trailer released.

Warner Bros Pictures UK and New Line Cinema present the first FULL LENGTH TRAILER for Blumhouse Productions “THE GALLOWS”, which arrives in UK cinemas July 17.
 
 



Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

THE GALLOWS is written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing and also stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown.

Originally tipped to be released September 4 2015, THE GALLOWS will now be screening in UK cinemas from JULY 17 2015.





Poltergeist terrifies unsuspecting cinema-goers...

On May 19th a group of cinema-goers were invited to a special screening of "Poltergeist" at a branch of Vue cinema. What they weren't expecting was to witness Poltergeist activity in the cinema itself, the results of which were captured on a hidden camera...
 
 

 
 
Directed by Gil Kenan and produced by horror legend Sam Raimi, "POLTERGEIST" stars Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt and is released to UK cinemas May 22.
 
 

Arrow films to release Horror-Comedy "The Voices" this July

Arrow Films are pleased to announce the UK DVD and Blu-Ray release of horror-comedy "The Voices" starring Ryan Reynolds ("Blade Trinity", "Buried"), Gemma Arterton (James Bond : Quantum of Solace, "Hansel and Gretal : Witch Hunters) and Anna Kendrick ("Into the Woods", "Life After Beth") this July.
 
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian author and filmmaker best known for the Academy Award nominated animated film Persepolis (2007). Ryan Reynolds stars as a troubled, med-addicted factory worker driven to murder by his talking pets, a psychopathic cat called Mr. Whiskers and Bosco, his peace-loving dog. Reynolds also voices both of the animals, while Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick play the women unfortunate enough to cross his path.
 
When one night he accidentally kills Fiona, Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. But Jerry is already beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and things are also looking bad for Lisa, who has taken a shine to Jerry.
 
Despite Bosco trying to keep Jerry on the straight and narrow, Mr. Whiskers seems to be the loudest voice in Jerry’s head and soon events have spiralled and salvation is all Jerry can hope for.
 
The film is released to UK DVD and BD on Monday July 13th. A BD Steelbook will also be available exclusive to Zaavi.

Extras on the discs include
-Interviews
-Scare Pranks
-Deleted Scenes
-Extended Scenes
-Pet Voice Recording

The Blu-ray also includes
-Behind The Scenes

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

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

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

James Cullen Bressack’s "Pernicious" gets UK release!

Benetone Films has announced that the acclaimed horror-thriller Pernicious, the new film from James Cullen Bressack ("Hate Crime", "Blood Lake"), will be released June 19 in the UK.
 
The movie,  written and directed by Bressack and starring Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (TVs Young and the Restless), Ciara Hanna (TV's Power Rangers) and Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street), will be available on VOD (iTunes, Google Play, Play station).
 
"Pernicious" follows the plight of three American beauties whose dream summer adventure in Thailand quickly turns into a nightmare when they unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind...revenge.

You can read my review of the film HERE
 
Producers are Rachvin Narula, Kulthep Narula, and Daemon Hillin, with Rajpal Narula, Deepak Simhal, Ajay Vasu, Farid Khan, and Albert Sandoval as executive producers.
 
No news as to whether the film will be available on UK disc





"Island of Death" on UK BD/DVD May 25th.

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the world premiere Blu-ray release of cult director Nico Mastorakis’ shocking video nasty, "Island of Death".
 
Upon its initial release some 40 years ago, this catalogue of atrocities featured scenes too shocking for the British public and was subsequently banned. However, this newly restored director-approved edition will debut fully-uncut on Blu-ray in all its sleazy and lurid glory (or should that say gory!) from 25th May 2015.
 
Welcome to Mykonos, the holiday destination of choice for sun, sea and slaughter! From cult director Nico Mastorakis, Island of Death is a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a “video nasty”.
 
Arriving on the idyllic Greek island, Christopher and Celia appear to be every inch the perfect, handsome young couple. Little do the welcoming locals realise that they are in fact a pair of murderous degenerates, determined to spread their own particular brand of perversion across the island. DIY crucifixions, opportunistic bestiality, sexual peeing and murder by all conceivable forms ensue – including death by makeshift blowtorch, samurai sword, dump truck and more!
 
Shocking, brutal and totally politically incorrect in its outlook, Island of Death is a gruelling cinematic experience devised by director Mastorakis to out-do the excesses of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which he was hugely inspired by. Now fully uncut and newly-restored from the original negative, fans can enjoy Island of Death in all its sleazy, lurid glory.
·Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative, approved by writer-director-producer Nico Mastorakis
·High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
·Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
·Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
·Exploring Island of Death – film historian Stephen Thrower on the making of a cult classic
·Return to Island of Death – Mastorakis returns to the original Mykonos locations
·Archive interview with Mastorakis
·Alternative opening titles
·Island Sounds – five original tracks from the Island of Death soundtrack
·Original Theatrical Trailer
·The Films of Nico Mastorakis – four-part documentary charting the director’s filmmaking career [Blu-ray only]
·Nico Mastorakis Trailer Reel [Blu-ray only]
·Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
·Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by academic and film historian Johnny Walker
 
Pre-order the UK BD/DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 
 
 
 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hammers "Hound of the Baskervilles" coming to UK BD

Hammer horror's version of "Hound of the Baskervilles" is coming to UK BD from Arrow films this June.
 
Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character of all time – but it is arguably this 1959 re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles, from legendary horror studio Hammer and starring genre stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, which stands as the super sleuth’s finest cinematic hour.
 
Rising up out of the swirling mists of Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall stands tall and gloomy. Its occupant, Charles Baskerville, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Could Sir Charles have been the victim of the so-called “Baskerville Curse”, which tells of a deadly beast that stalks the surrounding countryside? Unperturbed by the legend, next-in-line Sir Henry Baskerville (a rare leading man performance from Lee) sets out to Dartmoor to assume inheritance of the family estate, under the auspices of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and right-hand man Dr. Watson (Andre Morell).
 
Imbued with an atmosphere as thick as fog, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a superlative gothic yarn which benefits from game performances from Cushing, Lee and Morell, as well as the expert direction of Terence Fisher, known for helming many of Hammer’s most celebrated efforts including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out.

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) feature presentation
• Original uncompressed Mono 1.0 Audio
• Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• New audio commentary with Hammer experts Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
• Release the Hound! – a brand new documentary looking at the genesis and making of the Hammer classic, featuring interviews with hound mask creator Margaret Robinson, film historian Kim Newman, actor/documentarian and co-creator of BBC’s Sherlock Mark Gatiss, and others
• André Morell: Best of British – a featurette looking at the late great actor André Morell and his work with Hammer
• The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes – a 1986 documentary looking at the many incarnations of Conan Doyle’s celebrated character, narrated and presented by Christopher Lee
• Actor’s Notebook: Christopher Lee – an archive interview in which the actor looks back on his role as Sir Henry Baskerville
• The Hounds of the Baskervilles excerpts read by Christopher Lee
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Extensive Image Gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
• Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by former Hammer archivist Robert J.E. Simpson, illustrated with original archive stills and posters


The film is released to UK BD 1 June.

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

"Poltergeist" inforgraphic and clip

"Poltergeist", from legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) comes to UK cinemas this Friday (22 May). But, for those who don't know what an Poltergeist is, checkout the following infographic.
 
 
Here's a teaser clip of what to expect...
 
 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Adam Green's "Digging up the Marrow" coming to UK disc June

Documentary meets dark fantasy in this ingenious genre mash-up from horror maestro Adam Green ("Frozen", "Hatchet") !
 
Filmmaker Adam Green receives a package in his fan mail from a mysterious man named William Dekker (Ray Wise - "Robocop", "X-Men : First Class"). Dekker claims he can prove monsters do indeed exist and that these grotesque creatures are in fact forgotten, hideously deformed humanoids that inhabit a vast, underground metropolis of the damned!
 
Determined to discover the truth, Green and his crew embark on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey deep into the shadows – where they dare to go Digging Up the Marrow!
 
Blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, "Digging Up The Marrow" is something that takes the horror beyond the fourth wall and puts it straight into the real world.
For horror fans, it’s not to be missed!
 
"Digging Up The Marrow" comes to UK DVD June 15 from Kaleidoscope. Extras on the disc include deleted scenes and a behind the scenes feature.
 
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 
 

New poster and trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak"

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have released the International trailer and poster artwork for forthcoming "Crimson Peak". A haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro.
 
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.  Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. 

 
 
 
 The film is released to UK cinemas October 16, 2015

 
 
 



 

"GIRLS AGAINST BOYS" on UK DVD 8th June

Hell hath no fury as two wronged women take revenge in "Girls Against Boys" - the gut-wrenchingly violent black comedy coming to UK DVD this June. 
 
After a series of bad experiences with men, Shae (Danielle Panabaker) teams up with her co-worker Lu (Nicole LaLiberte) who has a simple, deadly way of dealing with the opposite sex.
 
Acclaimed indie director Austin Chick turns the revenge movie into a tense psychological journey that’s part horror, part black comedy. Stunningly shot and featuring a cast of breakout stars, this tale of sex, sisterhood, and ultra-violence is not to be missed!
 
Up-and-coming talent Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th, Mad Men) and Nicole LaLiberte (TVs Dexter) handle the edgy material brilliantly and both prove they’re ones to watch.
 
The film is released to UK DVD 8th June from Arrow Films.

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk






Thursday, 14 May 2015

"Return to Sender" coming to UK cinemas May 22

Coming to UK cinemas this month, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher) stars as a small town nurse who is brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez - "Evil Dead [2014]", "Dead Girl" ).
 
 
Following his arrest, she starts to write to him whist he's in prison, but the letters all get returned unopened. Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him and seemingly befriends him, against her father's (Nick Nolte - "Hulk", "Cape Fear") express wishes.
 
Unable to understand his daughters intentions he fears for her safety come the time her assailant is released…but has he underestimated her strength and resolve?
 
Also starring Rumer Willis ("Sorority Row"), Alexi Wasser ("Cabin Fever 2") and Scout Taylor Compton (Rob Zombie's "Halloween"). "Return to Sender" is released to UK cinemas May 22nd.
 
View the UK trailer on YouTube
 
 
            

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

"Stonehearst Asylum" - coming to UK disc this June

Coming to UK DVD and BD this June, When Edward (Jim Sturgess), a young doctor fresh out of college, arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprentice position, he is warmly welcomed by the superintendent, Dr Lamb (Ben Kingsley) and his “staff”, including Finn (Thewlis) and a mesmerising woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale). Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods until a series of unusual events lead him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and proving that no-one is who or what they appear to be.
 
Featuring a stellar British cast including Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng, Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley and two-time Academy Award Winner Sir Michael Caine and directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) "STONEHEARST ASYLUM" is a gothic psychological thriller based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.
 
The film is released to UK DVD and BD June 22.
 
Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 
Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

James Cullen Bressack's "Bethany" behind-the-scenes

"Bethany", Directed by James Cullen Bressack ("To Jennifer", "Hate Crime"), and Written by Bressack & Zack Ward (actor - "Resident Evil : Apocalypse", "Don't Blink"), recently wrapped principle photography.


Bethany stars Stefanie Estes ("Bunnyman 2") as Claire, a woman who moves back into her childhood home with her husband. The abusive, traumatic memories of her mother return to haunt her — as her husband becomes busier with work, she finds herself in a fog of memories — as a small figure tries to reach out to her.

Writer Zack Ward also stars, along with comedian Tom Green ("Road Trip" and forthcoming "Iron Sky 2") , Shannen Doherty ("Don't Blink", TVs "Beverly Hills 90210"),  Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Anna Harr ("Strange Blood").
 
Film Courage have released some awesome behind the scenes videos, which look into how the film was made. Check them out below... 
 


 
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Monday, 11 May 2015

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" in UK cinemas May 22.

Studio Canal will be releasing the Iranian Vampire film "A Girl Walks Alone at Night" to selected UK cinemas May 22nd
 
 
 
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkie, pimps and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavoury inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red.
 
The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch.
 
View the trailer on YouTube
 
 




Tricia Lee’s ‘ONE DROP’ Begins Shooting

ONE DROP, the terrifying new horror creature feature from director Tricia Lee, began shooting yesterday in Toronto. ONE DROP tells the story of a single mother who wakes up in the basement of a medical facility only to discover that everyone around her is dead and she is somehow nine months pregnant. As she tries to escape, she realises that something not-quite-human is prowling the hallways, and the only means of survival may be growing inside of her…
 
Lee, one of the very few successful female directors in the genre, first made the audience scream with her psychological thriller feature CLEAN BREAK followed shortly by her creature feature debut SILENT RETREAT. Horror critic Debi Moore says “Not only is Tricia a creative director, she’s also a strong and tenacious entrepreneur. One of the strongest female voices in Canadian horror today” – Debi Moore, Dread Central. Since their Best Canadian Feature win at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, long-time team Tricia Lee and writer Corey Brown have been working on the script for ONE DROP, their new horror creature feature, and both are bloodthirsty to see their vision become a reality.
 
IndieGoGo Campaign: http://igg.me/at/one-drop
 
The ONE DROP team have launched an Indiegogo campaign to start sharing eyepopping exclusive project updates from set with fans while also fundraising to complete post- production for the film. Pledgers to the campaign will get the first chance to have a photo op with the creature as well as lots of other horrifying rewards.
 
In order to bring her chilling vision to life, Tricia Lee and casting director Kristen Henderson have assembled a fantastic cast, and is thrilled to introduce them: Lara Gilchrist (Battlestar Galactica); Benjamin Arthur (Less Than Kind); Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis); Mark Taylor (Flashpoint); Julian Richings (Shoot 'Em Up, Cube). These talented actors will join forces to battle a nightmare beyond the reaches of science. In One Drop, science is pitted against religion in this suspenseful script that is visually, emotionally and intellectually stimulating.
 
Right now, the crew is hard at work building sets and SPFX guru Shaun Hunter is creating gruesome prosthetics to make the most frightening film possible. With the support of Producer Chris Luckhardt (Silent Retreat) and Executive Producers Brigitte Kingsley (The Dark Rising Franchise) and Michael Baker (Backcountry, Nostrum), this project was recently selected to attend the Frontieres Genre Co- Production Market in Brussels, Belgium that coincides with the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. With an overwhelmingly positive response, the only question remaining is, will audiences be brave enough to watch?



MORE "Hillbilly Horror" Online and on DVD

The fourth volume of popular horror-comedy series HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW is now available to stream online. For just 99 cents, catch some terrific horror shorts, laugh at the antics of Lulu (Rachel Faulkner - Ride Along 2), Bo (Bo Keister - The Cabining), and Cephus (Scott Geiter), and find out what Kim Jung Un has to do with all of it.
 
HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW helps promote upcoming talent by packing together an hour’s worth of brilliant short horror films from some of today’s most gifted filmmakers. In between each short, there’s some hilarious banter between the show’s oddball redneck hosts.
 
‘’We’re up to 4 volumes and each new episode seems to be better than the one before” Keister said in a recent interview. “As long as our audience likes what we’re doing, we’re going to keep going.”
 
Volume 4 begins in a strange way with STRANGE THING...keep those doors closed! Next, Bo & Cephus take a hilarious, horror-filled romp into the not-so-blissful side of marriage with 'TIL DEATH. After that, we've got a deliciously horrific feast with FOODIE, and round things out hanging the curves in THE HOURGLASS FIGURE. Be sure to stick around to the end for a surprise bonus short, COLLISION!
 
Here's a sneak peek of Volume 4 :
 
 
 
You can rent volume 4 HERE NOW.
 
Purists who like something physical to hold in their hands might want to get their hands on the new HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW : VOLUME 2 DVD, which you can pick up here. Volume 2 keeps this horror anthology series rolling, starting with the darkly hilarious short, HELP WANTED, which is guaranteed to make you rethink searching for a new job. Next up, we explore the war between vampires and angels in the slick action-horror flick, BLOODTRAFICK (Winner - Best Actress, Grace Huang - HollyShorts Film Festival). For the third short, we find a ghostly, modern day western called THE DEED. Look close, because that cowboy seems awful familiar. Finally, Volume 2 caps off with the chilling horror-fantasy, ROSE WHITE.
 
HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW has been such a success that the producers have reunited for a new film project to star Keister and Faulkner called FINDING WALDO. Also starring Richard Riehle and Tom Proctor, the road-trip comedy is using IndieGoGo to secure its finance.  You can get involved by Clicking Here.