Saturday, 30 April 2016

Ratter - UK DVD review.

I was looking forward to reviewing Director Brendon Kramer’s directorial debut RATTER, which is out now in the UK on Digital Download and comes to UK DVD May 4th. However, upon viewing I was disappointed to discover that it’s yet another one of those “found footage” style films, that I am not particularly a fan of.

Set in New York, university student Emma (Ashley Benson - Pixels, TVs Pretty Little Liars) has just moved into a new apartment, seemingly unawhere that her phone, tablet and laptop have all been hacked and her every move is being viewed on the devices cameras by a cyber-stalker.

Made up entirely of footage from her phone and tablet cameras and her laptop webcam, which is what we assume her stalker is watching. Pretty much the entire film is basically just her going about her daily routine. IE, attending class, studying, going shopping, going for drinks, tidying her flat etc, whilst occasionally we can hear the cyber stalker at the other end of the device trying to hack her voice mails and that is pretty much it.

Occasionally, she or a friend gets a cryptic email and she eventually gets the impression that her laptop may have a virus, though nothing really comes of this. At the end, it seems her cyber-stalker may have decided to start stalking her in real life too. But for the best part, it’s just a very dull film showing this girl’s daily routine and the somewhat drawn out ending was far from satisfying and not worth sitting through the previous 1hr 10mins of tedium. 

There is a post credits scene showing a bit more of the somewhat ambiguous ending, but I would imagine most people would have switched off long before this point (Indeed, I fast forwarded through most of it).

This review may sound a touch on the harsh side, but I’m not a fan of the found footage genre at the best of times and have become somewhat jaded by the amount of these type of films I’ve been asked to review of late. Which have all been mind-numbingly boring, due to the fact that nothing ever happens in them and they mostly consist of people sat around talking.

Anyway, its out now on UK VOD and the DVD is released May 4th, which contains a couple of deleted scenes as an extra.

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Friday, 29 April 2016

First trailer for "THE HOLLOW" - in US cinemas this summer

Checkout the trailer for THE HOLLOW which comes to US cinemas this Summer

When a U.S. congressman's daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team's brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff's department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town's strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town's most prominent figures.

Written and directed by Miles Doleac, the film stars James Callis (Battlestar Galactica, Bridget Jones's Baby), Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), Jeff Fahey (Lost), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire), Miles Doleac (Containment) and David Warshofsky (Now You See Me).  

Thursday, 28 April 2016

VISIONS comes to UK Digital and DVD June

Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Blumhouse (Insidious & Paranormal Activity) present the terrifying VISIONS on DVD and Digital HD June 20th. Starring Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Eva Longoria, Jim Parsons and Gillian Jacobs.

Leaving her hectic city lifestyle behind, young mother-to-be Eveleigh (Isla Fisher - Now You See Me), joins her husband David (Anson Mount - Safe), at their beautiful new vineyard home only to be plagued by terrifying noises and visions of a sinister hooded figure. No one else hears or sees these hallucinations, not even David, who grows increasingly worried about his wife’s well-being. 

Desperate to prove her sanity, Eveleigh hunts down locals who reveal the haunted history of the vineyard in which she now resides. But when the pieces come together, the answer is far different – and more dangerous to her and her baby – than she ever imagined...

Directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI, Jessabelle) and starring Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) and Gillian Jacobs (Community).

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"Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" released on UK Digital and Disc June

It’s Pride and Prejudice like you’ve never seen it before, as Jane Austen’s 19th Century classic is invaded by hordes of flesh-eating zombies, available on Digital Download, BD and DVD this June! 

"Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" is a fresh twist on Jane Austen's widely celebrated novel.

With its killer premise, an incredible cast of established stars and Hollywood’s hottest rising talent, and big, blood-splattered action, "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" is the literary-monster mash-up you’ve been waiting to feast on!

A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James - Wrath of the Titans, TVs Downton Abbey) is a master of martial arts and weaponry.

Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley - Maleficent) must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

Also starring Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Underworld Awakening),  Matt Smith (TV’s Doctor Who, Terminator Genisys), Lena Headey (TV’s Game of Thrones, Dredd) and Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent, Pusher), "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" will be available for Download from 20th June and on BD and DVD from June 27th June.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

"The Zero Boys" - UK BD/DVD review

Out on special edition BD & DVD in the UK this month from Arrow films, comes Niko Masterakis (Island of Death) obscure slasher/action film “The Zero Boys”, which is released in an extras packed BD & DVD combo pack.

A group of paintball enthusiasts (the titular Zero Boys) head off to celebrate their latest victory, by spending the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, deep in the countryside (well, where else?).

Unfortunately, it seems someone with murderous intentions has been using the property to pick off wayward backpackers and when bad weather cuts the power and phone lines, the group find themselves stalked by a murderous family of back-woodsmen.

Fortunately, the group take their paintball combat training very seriously, and armed with a case of automatic weapons, they set about putting their combat skills into practice, resulting in a rather silly series of confrontations between the group and the murderous family.

Originally released back in 1986, the film is part action, part horror and part dark-comedy and is exceptionally cheesy and over the top. But despite it’s relatively obscure nature, Arrow have done their usual sterling work in compiling extras for this release, which includes....

Audio commentary track with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Fangoria editor Chris Alexander

Nico Masterakis on Nico Masterakis (27mins) – Light hearted interview in which the director plays both himself and the interviewer asking himself questions about Zero Boys and other films.

Zero Girl feature (8mins) - Kelli Maroney discusses her time on set

Blame it on Rio feature (8mins) – Interview with actress Nicole Rio

Music Videos – A somewhat odd feature, in which a couple of Hans Zimmer’s instrumental scores from the soundtrack are set to images from the film.

Lastly there’s the original theatrical trailer, a gallery of production and behind the scenes stills from the film and if you put the discs into your BD or DVD rom drive you can access the original screenplay.

The case also contains a booklet featuring linear notes on the film by critic James Oliver, which is illustrated throughout with stills and promo material and the sleeve features reversible artwork with the original poster on one side and newly commissioned artwork from Graham Humphries on the other.

Intended to cash in on the slasher boom of the 80s, “The Zero Boys” may not quite be “Deliverance” or “Wrong Turn”, but it’s a rather fun film never-the-less and Arrow have done their usual sterling work bringing this to disc and boasting a brand new 4K scan of the film, is undoubtedly the best its ever looked.

The film is available to purchase now.

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Horror Channel to broadcast THE VATICAN TAPES and other premieres in MAY.

Horror Channel will be broadcasting eight premieres during May, including the UK TV premiere of THE VATICAN TAPES, a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by Crank director Mark Neveldine, which will broadcast on Friday 13th May at 9pm.

 Screened at FrightFest Halloween 2015, the story centres on the battle to save a young girl’s her soul after she expresses increasingly erratic and strange behaviour. It soon becomes clear that Angela (Olivia Taylor Dudley) has been taken over by an ancient satanic force and that she must be quickly purged of evil. But what nobody knows is that the spiritual crusade is not just for Angela - it’s for the entire world as humanity knows it. Also atarring are Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou and Peter Andersson

Receiving their first appearances on the Horror Channel are the grotesque Irish comedy horror STITCHES, starring Ross Noble and Tom Shankland’s chilling and taboo-shattering THE CHILDREN. There is also a UK TV premiere of Ian Clark’s stark & scary THE FACILITY.

Other premieres this month are: the UK Network premiere of Hank Braxton’s creature feature chiller MANEATER, the UK TV premiere of Mac Carter's frightening and powerful HAUNT, the network premiere of Norman J. Warren’s sadistic cult classic TERROR and the network premiere of Vernon Sewell’s strange and sinister CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR, starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee.

Films in transmission order:

Fri 6 May @ 9.00pm – MANEATER (2015)

Sat 7 May @ 10.50pm – STITCHES (2012)

 Fri 13 May @ 9.00pm – THE VATICAN TAPES (2015)

Sat 14 May @ 11.00pm – TERROR (1978)

Fri 20 May @ 9.00pm – HAUNT (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Sat 21 May @ 10.50pm – CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTER (1968)

Fri 27 May @ 10.55pm – THE FACILITY (2012) *UK TV Premiere

Sat 28 May @ 9.00pm – THE CHILDREN (2008) *Network Premiere

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Monday, 25 April 2016

"Seize the Night" - Short film review

Model turned actress Emma Dark’s directorial debut short “Seize the Night”, which she also wrote, produced and starred in, is due to be released online for free May 3rd, following its successful run on the festival circuit and I managed to get an advanced peak at it.

Set in London, the film revolves around a vampire assassin, Eva (played by the director herself), who it seems has fallen out with the other members of her coven.

Unconcerned about the other vampires, who are looking at taking her out, she sets out on a killing spree, starting off with a rival werewolf pack. Only to be stopped mid-purge by their leader Tobias (Carey Thring), who has a job offer for her.

Not used to getting job offers from Werewolves, she is forced to put her feelings aside when it seems the job may help get her old coven off her back permanently...

Mashing up elements of the Underworld films (which were clearly an influence) with the likes of Razor Blade Smile. The film boasts some impressive visuals and some excellent special effects. However, being a low budget production, the acting is, as you would expect, not exactly the best. With the cast sounding like they were reading the lines directly off the page.

Also, clocking in at around 12 minutes, it’s certainly a short, short-film, which seemed to end rather abruptly, like it was building to something, then suddenly stopped, with no explanation of what happened in the preceding scene. Kind of like it was intended as an intro to a much larger film (we can but hope).

But anyway, its certainly an impressive debut from Emma Dark, who looks pretty damn awesome as a vampire. The film can be viewed online for free from May 3rd. 

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And here's the trailer...


Coming to UK DVD in May, Aussie horror comedy ME & MY MATES Vs THE APOCALYPSE.

The zombie apocalypse has just hit blue collar Australia. Darryl gets trapped in a telephone exchange with several of his co-workers. Although the world has gone to ruin, Darryl is still trying to convince his bosses Roy and Joel to let him join his prestigious indoor cricket team. 

Two things stand in his way: the current zombie apocalypse and the fact that Darryl has killed Roys now-zombie wife and had sex with his daughter, Emma. Darryl finds himself stuck in a situation that only has two outcomes: life and death, both of which come with an ever present lack of beer.

Starring Australian comedians Alex Williamson, Jim Jefferies, and Greg Fleet. The film has been playing the festival circuit to much acclaim and is will be released to UK DVD shelves May 2nd from Matchbox films.

View the trailer on YouTube 

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Concept trailer for "Abyzou: Taker of Children" and crowdfunding campaign

Lock It Down Productions and Grimbridge Productions are excited to share the proof-of-concept trailer and teaser poster for Abyzou: Taker of Children.

This video was produced with a small but dedicated cast and crew to show what the filmmakers are capable of on a limited budget. It caught the attention of several investors, and the feature film is currently in production and to promote the films Kickstarter campaign.

Synopsis - Hailee and her boyfriend, Dylan, return from a romantic trip to Israel to learn they are expecting a child. Their celebration quickly descends to terror when Hailee becomes a surrogate of the demon Abyzou. Unable to give birth to a child of her own, this ancient evil will stop at nothing to spawn her infernal offspring. The young mother-to-be must draw on the strength of her loved ones to protect her unborn child.

Abyzou: Taker of Children is written and directed by Jordan Pacheco (American Poltergiest). Inspired by a recurring nightmare, Pacheco put an original spin on the mythology of Abyzou, a real demon found in Hebrew folklore.

The cast is made up of promising up-and-comers and experienced favorites in the New England film community, including Zeeva Halpern, Topher Hansson, Jamie Lyn Bagley, Sissy O'Hara, Anacaren Delgado, Jaquelyn Fabian, and Jamie Dufault.

In an effort to create the most realistic practical effects, the makers of Abyzou are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to secure the funds necessary to complete production. Perks start at just $1 and go on to include producer credits, screen-used props, canvas prints, Blu-rays, DVDs, posters and more.

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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Zack Ward's RESTORATION comes to US VOD May

Experience a haunting May 3 when director Zack Ward’s Restoration premieres On Demand from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Starring Emily O’Brien (Pernicious), and co-written by Ward and James Cullen Bressack (Blood Lake, Pernicious), Restoration spooks up the tale of a couple who, while renovating their house, find a diary hidden in the walls, lost for 30 years. 

Opening the book releases the ghost of a child that haunts their dreams and waking life, driving them to find the cause of her death and release her soul. This is Zack Ward's directorial Debut. Ward and Bressack produced under their Grit Filmwork's label.

Adrian Gaeta (Dirty), Zack Ward (Resident Evil : Apocalypse), Sarah Ann Schultz (Lies & Illusions) and Anna Harr (Bethany) co-star in a “great spooky thriller”

The On Demand release of Restoration on May 3rd will be followed by a DVD releaase July 5th. 

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Friday, 22 April 2016


Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Turbo Kid), Haylie Duff (Napolean Dynamite) and Gonzalo Menendez (The Dark Knight Rises) star in Rob Garcia’s debut feature DESECRATED, a gripping psycho-killer thrill ride, which has a UK DVD and VOD release on May 16.

Allie (Haylie Duff) and her friends head to an isolated ranch owned by her father (Michael Ironside), but the trip turns deadly when they find themselves being hunted by the groundskeeper (Gonzalo Menendez), a delusional ex-military operative with a dark secret and some very sharp weapons.

The film also stars Heather Sossaman (TV’s Hawaii Five-O), Wilmer Calderon (Fast and Furious), and Paul James (TV’s Greek). It’s written by Cecil Chambers, directed by Rob Garcia and produced by Evenflow Entertainment & Triumphant Pictures.

DESECRATED comes to the UK courtesy of TriCoast UK. The DVD is released through Fusion Media Sales.

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Neil Marshall's DARK SIGNAL special BAFTA screening Q&A and Wales Comic Con signing

To celebrate the upcoming release of DARK SIGNAL - on UK DVD & Digial 30th May, we are pleased to announce the following special screenings and signings.

BAFTA screening and Q&A with director Edward Evers-Swindell and producer Jonas Babics 11th May. For further details please visit: Bafta Wales Website

There will also be a signing opportunity with director Edward Evers-Swindell and his cast Gareth David-Lloyd and James Cosmo this weekend at Wales Comic Con! For further details please visit:

From British horror producer Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent), DARK SIGNAL creates spine-tingling atmosphere, shocking moments of brutality and jump-out-of-your-seat scares, set deep in the Welsh valleys.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

British horror K-SHOP in UK cinemas 22nd July

K-Shop is a gritty urban Sweeney Todd inspired horror set in a British Kebab Shop plagued by binge drinking culture. 

After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah's world is plunged into darkness. Forced into running the family kebab shop alone, Salah struggles to manage the increasingly rowdy night life and when a fight with an angry customer goes fatally wrong, he finds himself with a dead body on his hands. 

With no faith in the authorities Salah disposes of the body in the one place he knows best… the kebabs. As the shop's gullible customers devour the new recipe, Salah develops a taste for the kill and seizes the opportunity to turn vigilante and seek revenge on the abusive drunkards plaguing the streets

A gruesome thrill-ride, K-Shop follows in the bloody footsteps of homegrown horror hits such as Severance and Dog Soldiers – making for a film that’s distinctly British with a dark sense of humour. Delivering a cutting social commentary about the sordid side of British nightlife – with a side order of stomach-churning black humour.

K-Shop is released to UK cinemas July 22nd.

View the trailer on YouTube

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The Forest - comes to UK Disc and Digital June

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) stars in a chilling and suspense-filled horror set in the haunting, real-life Aokigahara Forest. 

Travelling to Japan to find her missing-and-presumed-dead twin sister, Sara (Dormer) soon find herself lost in the forest – and discovers its ancient ghost stories may be more than just legend. 

But is the real horror the ghosts that lurk in the forest, or the ones buried deep inside her…?

Steeped in mystery, nail-biting tension and jump-out-your-seat shocks, The Forest is an experience of true terror.

Also starring Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty, The Other Woman, TV’s Chicago Fire), Yukiyoshi Ozawa (The Hidden Blade, Mt. Tsurugidake) and Eoin Macken (Centurion, TV’s Merlin, TV’s The Night Shift), "The Forest" comes to UK BD, DVD and Digital June 20th.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Stephen King's "Cell" coming to the UK August

Stephen King's "Cell" comes to UK cinemas and on VOD August. In this highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, John Cusack (1408), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) star as one of the few survivors of a murderous epidemic fending off bloodthirsty predators who have been dangerously re-programmed to kill by a mysterious worldwide phone signal.

Also starring Stacy Keach (American History X), produced by Richard Saperstein (Seven, 1408) and Michael Benaroya (Margin Call, Lawless) and directed by Tod 'Kip' Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor), "Cell" is a frightening new story from The Master of Horror.

Signature Entertainment Presents "Cell" at UK Cinemas and on Demand from 26th August.

Monday, 18 April 2016


Out on UK DVD and BD this week comes Director Stephen Fingleton’s critically acclaimed feature film debut “The Survivalist”  from Bulldog films.

Set in a world, in which civilisation has completely broken down, presumably after some unspecified global catastrophe. Martin McCann (Clash of the Titans) plays the films titular Survivalist, who’s hidden himself away, deep in the woods, hoping to avoid the gangs of marauders who are out killing and stealing from everyone that crosses their paths.

Naturally wary of others, when a woman (Olwen Fouere) and her young daughter (Mia Goth – Everest) chances upon his shelter asking for help, he is initially reluctant to take them in. But with loneliness getting the better of him, and the offer of someone to share his bed seemingly too good to pass up, he finds himself striking up an uneasy friendship with the two. But in a dog-eat-dog world, will his act of quasi-kindness be his undoing, particularly when a gang of raiders turn up?

Somewhat reminiscent of “The Road”, “The Survivalist” is an exceptionally dark, gritty, disturbing dystopian/post apocalyptic thriller, which shows you just how ruthless bad people can be and indeed just how bad otherwise good people can be when placed in an extreme survival situation.

Overall I was very impressed with this and was pleasantly surprised to see genre regular Doug Russel (Let Us Prey) making an appearance. However, the subject matter certainly makes for grim viewing and is not the sort of film you’d want to watch if you’re in need of cheering up.

The film is out now on UK DVD and BD. The screener I watched was devoid of extras, no idea if there are any supplemental features on the retail release.

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SCI-FI-LONDON, 27 April - 6 May:  Book Now!

It's almost here, the 16th annual festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, or SCI-FI-LONDON as you know us, kicks off on Wed 27 April at Stratford Picturehouse and runs for ten days in venues across East London. The full programme can be seen at


From the people who produced the fantastic robo-flick, THE MACHINE, comes this virtual-reality action film and we are delighted to have it as our Closing Night Film, with cast & crew in attendence

THE CALL UP follows a group of infamous 'online gamers' who are invited to try a state of-the-art virtual reality video game but things take a turn for the sinister when these masters of the shoot 'em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.    It's very slick indeed.
Tickets are on sale HERE

The amazing line-up also includes EINSTEIN'S GOD MODEL, EMBERS, CORD and CAPSULE. We have the World Premiere of this brilliant new UK space thriller, which stars Edmund Kingsley on 27th April, our opening night!

We also have documentaries on Fan films and Steampunk in FANARCHY and VINTAGE TOMORROWS.  Again, check the website for the full film line-up at

Poster and trailer released for forthcoming BETROTHED

Osiris Entertainment has picked up BETROTHED with a US VOD release targeted for July.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre meets House of 1000 Corpses in a sweat-inducing new horror jaunt from Jim Lane, director of Deadly Famous starring Mikayla Gibson, Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds, Circus of the Dead), Trae Ireland (13/13/13), Omar Gooding (Barbershop), Reatha Grey (Chocolate City), Joey Bell, David Brown, Elizabeth Castillo, Jamie B.Cline, Adam Dunnells, Nailya Shakirova and Bunny Gibson (Creepshow III).

A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Now Audra West finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert, and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous clan. As a determined detective conducts a frantic search, Audra realizes the only way to survive is to escape. But even if she could get away, almost two hundred miles of desert lies between her and help.

Jim Lane directs from a script by Jeff D. Rosenberg. Greg Munsell, Carole Vesely, and Marie Lemelle produce.

View the trailer on YouTube

Sunday, 17 April 2016

FABLE CRY release new horror themed music video

Theatrical scamp rockers FABLE CRY  recently released their new music video, "Dead or Alive (For Now)," from their latest album, "We'll Show You Where the Monsters Are".  Fable Cry’s songs cover topics like making Frankenstein babies, and the kind of things that happen when somebody forgets to lock the gate at the mechanical monster park.

Anyway, check out their new music video below...

For more videos visit their YouTube channel

You can also listen to their album on Soundcloud

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Cabin Fever - New Quad poster revealed.

 Arrow films have just revealed the new quad poster for the upcoming reboot of CABIN FEVER. 

Based on Eli Roth's stomach-churning 2002 classic and taken from the same script as the original, it follows a group of friends plagued by a deadly flesh-eating virus. With exciting young director Travis Zariwny (Intruder), a cast of up-and-coming talent, and stunning visuals, the flesh-crawling terror of Cabin Fever is back – bloodier, gorier, and more brutal than ever before!

View the UK trailer on YouTube 


Nicolas Winding Refn's THE NEON DEMON - Teaser Trailer

Following the news of its official selection to play in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, Icon Film Distribution today unveils the teaser trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON. The film will be released nationwide in UK cinemas this summer.

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

View the trailer...

The film stars Elle Fanning (Malificent), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix) and Christina Hendricks (Drive). 

CHERRY TREE comes to UK DVD May 2nd

From the filmmakers behind the critically acclaimed neo Hammer horror Wake Wood comes another blood-freezing rural nightmare in Cherry Tree. A modern take on the classic Grimm style fairy tale, this visually stunning horror will make your skin crawl!

When Faith discovers her father is dying, she turns to her mentor, the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young. In exchange for a child, Sissy offers to cure her father using the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life to the dead and dying. After striking the bargain, Faith suddenly finds herself pregnant with a baby that’s growing at an alarming rate. With the clock to the child’s birth ticking down and the true intention of Sissy’s plans for humanity becoming more apparent, Faith and her father must stand together as the fate of the world rests on their shoulders

Very much rooted in the folklore of horror classics Rosemary’s Baby, The Wicker Man and Carrie. Cherry Tree is a welcomed addition to the genre and one that is truly terrifying in its unique vision.

Melding Hammer-esque tropes - animal sacrifices and crevice-dwelling centipedes that’ll make your skin crawl - Cherry Tree is a haunting slice of goth terror that you cannot miss!

Six weeks… Six days… Six hours… The child is coming.

CHERRY TREE comes to UK DVD May 2nd from StudioCanal.

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Arrow Video presents "The Zero Boys", on UK BD/DVD April

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of cult director Nico Mastorakis’s The Zero Boys coming to dual format DVD and Blu-ray on 25th April 2016.  From the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, this genre-bending '80s classic features gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw

For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled "Zero Boys" must now play their war games for real. 

Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance.

This director approved edition come packed with exclusive bonus content including newly recorded interviews and with cast and filmmakers, alongside a commentary with star Kelli Maroney and the directors own inimitable take on the interview format, in which he interviews himself. 

Special Features

- Brand new 4K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
-  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations  
- Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) 
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
- Brand new audio commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by writer and filmmaker Chris Alexander 
- Nico Mastorakis on… Nico Mastorakis – the Zero Boys director offers up a characteristically unique interview on the making of the film
- Zero Girl – brand new interview with Maroney 
- Blame It on Rio – brand new interview with star Nicole Rio 
- Music Videos 
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Stills Gallery  
- Original Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM content) 
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

DOOMWATCH Feature Film - newly restored UK discs coming June

Doomwatch is one of the great, lost TV programmes, a classic slice of science fiction (with the emphasis as much on science as the fiction), a stunningly prescient homegrown programme that followed hot on the heels of Doctor Who. Famed for its look at issues facing us long before anyone else, not least technological developments, the threats they post and fears over what was happening to the environment, it also set the template for sci-fi programmes for years to come - with the series spinning off into the feature film world.

And now, for the first time on Blu-Ray and in a newly restored DVD version, the feature length outing for the sci-fi thriller Doomwatch arrives on 20 June, courtesy of Screenbound.

Doomwatch, directed by Peter Sasdy (Taste the Blood of Dracula, Hands of the Ripper) takes the series one step further and, thanks to this pristine restoration looks better than ever.

Following an oil tanker spill near the island of Balfe, Doctor Del Shaw (Ian Bannen - Waking Ned, To Walk with Lions) of Doomwatch, the British government's environmental monitoring organisation, is sent o investgate its effects on the remote fishing village. But he soon discovers strange happenings abound in the community.

The islands men folk are displaying signs of agression, insolence and unusual facial deformities that appear to be transforming them into near Neanderthals. The villagers are suspicious of the stranger in their midst, but with the help of a local teacher (Judy Geeson - The Eagle Has Landed), the doctor soon discovers the cause, but can he find a cure.

The film co stars Percy Herbert (Bridge on the river Kwai, Guns of Navarone), George Sanders (All About Eve, Rebecca) and Jean Trend (Z Cars, Dixon of Doc Green).

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“THE X-FILES” : THE EVENT SERIES coming to UK disc June 13

The Truth Is STILL Out There on Blu-ray & DVD on 13th JUNE. Also available in a Complete Series Boxset, featuring every season of the classic series on Blu-ray.

“The X-Files” – The Event Series

Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files” is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. 

Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe® Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

“The X-Files” – The Complete Series Blu-ray Boxset

Now for the first time on Blu-ray, “The X-Files” – The Event Series and the original nine seasons of this electrifying show can be yours to own! Assigned the FBI’s most challenging cases, special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (Golden Globe Winners David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) face terrifying danger and bizarre phenomena as they struggle to unravel deadly conspiracies and solve paranormal mysteries. While Mulder grapples to comprehend the paranormal in every case, Scully seeks to solve their mysteries through science alone. As the series progresses, secrets about a vast and horrifying conspiracy unfold, culminating in shocking revelations about aliens, the U.S. government, and humanity itself in the exhilarating The X-Files: The Event Series. Featuring over 25 hours of thrilling extras, including documentaries and commentary by creator Chris Carter and the production team — as well as special effects sequences, deleted scenes and an in-depth look behind the scenes of The Event Series — this collection is a must-have for any fan of the truth!

“The X-Files” – The Event Series Blu-ray & DVD Special Features

Deleted & Extended Scenes
Gag Reel
The Makings of a Struggle
Season X: An In-Depth Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Event Series”
Monsters of the Week: A Recap from the Wildest and Scariest from the Original Series
“The X-Files” – Green Production PSA
Short Film – Grace by Karen Nielsen
Commentary on “Founder’s Mutation” with Chris Carter and James Wong
Commentary on “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Kumail Nanjiani and Darin Morgan
Commentary on “My Struggle II” with Chris Carter and Gabe Rotter

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Seize the Night - Worldwide Web Release

Emma Dark will be releasing her new vampire film SEIZE THE NIGHT, online for free on May 3rd.

Synopisis - After escaping from a secret government bio-research compound renegade vampire assassin Eva (Emma Dark) is hell bent on revenge. Receiving a tip off from the mysterious Dante (Anthony Ilott, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) she meets with arms dealer Joe (Paul Ewen - Cockneys vs Zombies) who informs her that an enemy is hot on her tail. 

Eva hunts the hunter and encounters a team of werewolves, led by pack alpha Tobias (Carey Thring - From Hell). During their confrontation Eva learns a terrible secret and is forced into a situation of such gravity she may have to join forces with the devil she knows in order to fight the greatest of all evils.

The Film will be released via a link on a special Facebook events  page here...  ONLINE RELEASE: Seize the Night

SEIZE THE NIGHT has been playing the festival circuit to much acclaim and won it's creator Emma Dark an MMBF Rising Star award at Ireland's The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, and featured in comprehensive national print articles in the UK's leading horror magazine Scream, and indie filmmaking favourite Digital Filmmaker Magazine.

View the trailer on YouTube 

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This press release was based on an article from Emerald Gore Society