Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Ghosthunters - Out now on US DVD and VOD worldwide

Actor Stephen Manley (Star Trek 3 : The Search for Spock, forthcoming Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter) recently got in touch to tell us about his new film GHOSTHUNTERS, which has just been released.

Check out the trailer below..


Synopsis

When a member of a ghost hunting team loses his wife and daughter at the hands of a serial killer, they are determined to capture the spirits of the loved ones so they can finally rest in peace. But as the team goes deeper into the killer's house, the ghosts become more hostile, and the group discovers the true secrets of the house and its murderer...

The film is out now on US DVD and is available worldwide on VOD demand from Asylum pictures.

Buy the US DVD from Amazon.com




Monday, 29 August 2016

The Taint - Vinyl Soundtrack Kickstarter

Inspired by Troma films, Evil Dead, and John Waters, The Taint is a 2010 no-budget award-winning horror comedy with an over-the-top 80's-style synthesizer soundtrack. It was distributed by Troma Entertainment and was a big hit on the independent film festival circuit.


The original score was composed by Drew Bolduc and features the music of Philip Heesen III, Robert King, Brian Beck, and Chris Bolduc.

Due to many fan requests, there are plans to release the soundtrack as a vinyl record, but to do it they need your help, so they have launched a Kickstarter campaign.

If you have seen the film and would love to get involved with the soundtrack release, visit the Kickstarter Page

The album features amazing artwork by Barf Comics.

Friday, 26 August 2016

HEIR - short film review.

Richard Powell’s unsettling short film “Heir”, which is currently playing at festivals, is a film I had featured on this site once before, albeit rather briefly, as it was screened at last years Mayhem Festival during their scary shorts section. But I was recently contacted by producer Zach Green, who asked if I’d like to give it a rewatch, so I dutifully obliged. 

Gordon (as played by Canadian TV actor Robert Nolan) is taking his young teenage son on a trip to meet an old friend of his, Denis (played by genre regular Bill Oberst Jr – Zombie World). But, as we have seen from their internet chat messages during the intro, we know that this is no regular father-son road trip. 

Meeting in a diner, where the son seems unawhere of the sinister undertones of the conversation, they soon end up back at the Denis’s place, where the young lad is subsequently drugged and bound up. 

But whilst their intentions are sinister, the film then takes a very bizarre sci-fi twist, as we discover that these men are “monsters” in a very literal sense and their intentions towards the boy are not exactly what we had imagined (think Brian Yuzna’s “Society”). 

Clocking in at around 11 mins, the director manages to cram in a lot of storytelling in that time and boasts strong performances from both Nolan and Oberst. However, the subject of child abuse and grooming still makes for very uncomfortable viewing, even when dressed up in a sci-fi setting. 

The film is doing the rounds on the festival circuit at the moment. If you get chance to see this, do so. 


You can find out more about this, and other films from the production team at http://www.fatalpictures.com

Checkout the film's Facebook page.

View the trailer on YouTube


Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter first screening announced

Neil Johnson’s highly anticipated sci-fi actioner ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER has been named as the Opening Night Film at this year's Action On Film Festival, which takes place in Monrovia, California, which is becoming one of the worlds top festivals to be in.

The screening also marks the World Premiere of the film, which has been nominated for eight major awards at the festival including Female Action Performer of the Year (star Tracey Birdsall) and Best Science Fiction Film. 

Director Johnson will be in attendance at the red carpet event, along with the full cast led by star Tracey Birdsall (Who's Jenna...?, Dawn of the Crescent Moon).

ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds. 

Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (The Hobbit), Daz Crawford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III), Marilyn Ghiggliotti (Clerks), Livvy Stubenrauch (Disney's Frozen), Tim McGrath, Ashley Park, Aaron Jacques, Marc Hawes, Tony Gibbons, Michael Scott Martin, and Charles Beck.

ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER, nominated for eight awards at Action On Film Festival, including:

 FEMALE ACTION PERFORMER OF THE YEAR - FEATURE (for Birdsall);
 BREAKOUT ACTION STAR- FEMALE - FEATURE (for Birdsall);
 BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - FEATURE (for Johnson);
 BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS - FEATURE (for Johnson);
 BEST SOUND DESIGN - FEATURE (for Johnson);
 BEST SCIENCE FICTION;
 BEST YOUNG PERFORMER - FEATURE (for Livvy Stubenrauch); and
 BEST SOUNDTRACK - FEATURE (for Alex Starpoli).

Ticket's to the premiere are now available HERE

The event is expected to SELL OUT, so it is recommended to pre-book tickets online ASAP. 

View the trailer on YouTube

Follow the event on Facebook.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

OBSERVANCE - on UK DVD Oct 10

Coming to UK DVD this October. In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker (Lindsay Farris - Primal) reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator.

Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre and terrifying happenings surrounding her, oblivious to the dark presence threatening to consume him.

The second feature from Australian filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), OBSERVANCE is a terrifying and suspenseful film critics are hailing as the very definition of psychological horror.

Special features on the disc include a Making-of featurette and a Trailer.

OBSERVANCE is released to UK DVD October 10 from Soda Pictures.

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

 

 

'The Killing of America' makes its FrightFest premiere this weekend!

The film they didn’t want us to see The Killing of America makes its FrightFest premiere this weekend and UK Blu-ray debut in October 2016.

Described as "among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema", Sheldon Renan and Academy Award nominee Leonard Schrader’s (Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Mishima, Blue Collar) The Killing of America is a graphic and provocative examination of America’s history, complete with senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder.

Never distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States, this provocative documentary now arrives in the UK, courtesy of Severin Films, in a fully restored edition and makes its FrightFest premiere on 29 August 2016.

A limited theatrical release will follow and, on 24 October, the first ever UK Blu-ray release of the infamous ‘shock doc’ arrives loaded with exclusive special features – including the even more unnerving Japanese version known as Violence U.S.A. – which remains one of the most profoundly disturbing and still chillingly relevant documentary experiences of our time. A DVD version will also be available.

For more info on this screening and other films at the festival visit http://www.frightfest.co.uk

The new UK BD and DVD will be available to pre-order shortly.

 

 

Mayhem Film Festival to host UK Premiere of HEADSHOT

Mayhem Film Festival to host UK Premiere of HEADSHOT and live performance from THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP feat. Laurence R. Harvey

With its 12th edition fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce it will screen the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesian duo, Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto, aka the Mo Brothers (Macabre, V/H/S/2), at Broadway, Nottingham.

 
 Starring The Raid’s Iko Uwais as Ishmael, Headshot, follows an amnesiac whose violent past comes back to haunt him. After the young doctor who nursed him gets kidnapped, Ishmael finds himself battling gangs of highly-skilled fighters he may have once worked with in the Indonesian underground, sparking fragments of his identity to resurface. 

Taking place on 13 – 16 October, this year’s festival will open with a live performance from The Duke St Workshop, featuring cult horror actor Laurence R Harvey (Human Centipede II & III, The Editor), and presented in collaboration with Nottingham-based film club Kino Klubb. The Duke St Workshop will be performing and expanding from their LP, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, consisting of two Lovecraft stories – ‘From Beyond’ and ‘The Hound’ – told over an hour-long set through meditative tinkles, sputtering howls of eerie electronica and nightmarish narrations. This haunting audio/visual feast is absolutely not to be missed.


"This year the range of films and genres on offer has expanded, explains Mayhem Co-Director Chris Cooke. So it's great that the hyper action and kinetic violence of the Mo Brothers’ latest film, Headshot, as well as the mind-bending horror of H.P. Lovecraft are represented and exist side by side at our festival. Lovecraft really is a crucial architect of the horror genre and this unique event, organised with the ever excellent Kino Klubb is something we're very excited about." 

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are still available at the discounted price of £60 for a limited time only. 

For more information and to book your passes, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com



HALLOWEEN PARTY - Monster Invite Sept 2nd.

Coming to US VOD outlets this September From Leomark Studios, Halloween Party!


 Erin - hot, smart and single, is desperately trying to find a normal guy. She reluctantly agrees to come to her friends’ party. Dressed as a “stud finder” she is trying to find the love of her life at this crazy swinging Halloween Party. 

The prowling pirate, the sexy nurse, the hairy wolf man, the down to earth cave girl, the dueling strippers, the cops and S&M types, and even a half naked Sarah Palin are all trying to find some quick steamy action. The only guy that seems normal to Erin is someone dressed as a homeless man that smells like sh*t!

Hidden cameras everywhere will catch the guests off guard in the most kinky situations in this Halloween’s wildest time!

Enter the Halloween Party if you dare and leave all inhibitions on the doorstep.

From director Linda Palmer, Halloween Party premieres just in time for Halloween on US VOD 2nd September.

View the trailer of YouTube 

 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

IBIZA UNDEAD World Premiere and Q&A at FrightFest, 26th August

Ibiza Undead will be receiving its World Premiere at the Horror Channel FrightFest on 26th August. With writer/director Andy Edwards, producer Elisar Cabrera and cast Alex Zane, Jordan Coulson, Ed Kear, Homer Todiwala, Algina Lipskis, Marcia do Vales and Andrew Bendon in attendance to do an Introduction and Q&A afterwards .

It's "The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead" in this slick horror comedy that's heavy on both gore and laughs. In the new film, Alex, Az and Jim head to Ibiza for their first lad's holiday. Unfortunately for them, tagging along is Alex's unimpressed ex-girlfriend Ellie. 

Arriving in Ibiza, the lads dump Ellie with Alex's sister Liz, her friend Zara and head to San Antonio to start their week of debauchery. Soon they end up in a San Antonio club, run by local gangster Karl, where the main attractions aren't alive… they’re dead! Thanks to Jim's wild antics, the zombies escape and all hell breaks loose with the entire party island soon battling the undead.

Starring Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Matt King (Peepshow, RocknRolla) and featuring Alex Zane. The comedy is written and directed by Andy Edwards and produced by Elisar Cabrera for Templeheart Films (The Seasoning House, Devil's Tower, Deranged), one of the UK's most prolific genre production companies. Ibiza Undead is a wild re-imagining of a classic movie genre to really sink your teeth into!

Purchase tickets to this screening at http://frightfest.nutickets.com/18140

For more info visit http://www.frightfest.co.uk





Dark Angel : The Ascent comes to US Blu-Ray.

Released for the first time on Blu-ray, Full Moon Features’ classic horror Dark Angel : The Ascent starring Angela Featherstone (HBO’s Girls, Friends) and directed by Linda Hassan comes to US BD this September. 

Deep in the depths of hell, Veronica, (Featherstone; "The Zero Effect," "Soul Survivors," "Friends") a young demoness, yearns to visit the world of man. Veronica finds a secret passage and ascends from Hades with her dog Hellraiser, and they find themselves on the streets of a modern American city. 

Disguised as a human, she meets Max Barris, a young doctor, and begins living with him. Veronica decides her mission in life is to punish the wicked and evil, and goes about this with a bloody vengeance. She hunts down evildoers and kills them, feeding parts of their bodies to her dog. Finally she tells Max the truth about herself, and despite the fact that she's a spawn of darkness he falls in love with her. But will the separation of mortal and immortal allow their love to last...?

The release, remastered in 16 x 9 Widescreen and 5.1 Surround, digitally restored from the original 35mm camera negative, is released to US BD September 15.  

View the trailer on Vimeo

The BD will be available direct from http://www.fullmoondirect.com

 

Monday, 22 August 2016

Hitler travels back in time in "The Time War"

Award-winning actors Tracey Birdsall and Barry Corbin are filming "The Time War". Writer-director Neil Johnson’s long gestating science-fiction thriller that went into development back in 2010. The film features the legendary Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars : Attack of the Clones) in one of his final screen roles.

Originally written in 1995, The Time War fixes on the thrilling, entertaining scenario that imagines Adolf Hitler travelling back in time and rewriting history. “Next imagine you try and stop him and make matters much worse…”

Tracey Birdsall, who this year stars in Johnson’s highly-anticipated Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, is a favorite of Neil Johnson.

For Barry Corbin, it’s a return to the sci-fi genre. The Texas-born actor’s previous genre efforts include such classics as WarGames, Critters 2 and TV’s The Twilight Zone

Birdsall and Corbin worked together on Dawn of the Crescent Moon - which snared the coveted Best Ensemble Cast Award at Action on Film Festival, rapidly becoming one of the most reputable independent film festivals in the world.

Filmmaker Johnson was so sure that the film would get made one day that in November of 2010, he paid Sir Christopher Lee to record an opening narration while at Abbey Road studios on other business.  Johnson didn’t realize that this would be the last time that he would see the acclaimed actor, who passed in 2015.

"Mr Lee had killed a number of Nazis during WW2, so it was very apt that the great Nazi Hunter gave his great talent to this wonderfully unique film,” said Johnson.

Additional casting to be announced.




 

ASH vs EVIL DEAD comes to UK DVD Sept

Grab your chainsaw and get ready for some serious demon-bashing as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s ASH vs EVIL DEAD arrives on DVD from 19th September. 

ASH vs THE EVIL DEAD is the long-awaited follow-up to the cult favourite horror film franchise The Evil Dead from the original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Craig DiGregorio.

Twenty Four years since the last instalment of the Evil Dead trilogy, action legend Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead trilogy, Burn Notice) returns as Ashley J. "Ash" Williams for another bout of ass-kicking the evil dead.

Ash (Campbell) now works at the "ValueShop" mart as a stock boy, and the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.

His life has gone nowhere and he now lives in a trailer, drinking in bars at night and having casual affairs with various women, usually after making up a sensational story about how he lost his hand. After having inadvertently read the incantation from the Book of the Dead again, he unleashes the Kandarian Demon one more time. A new set of events brings him to assume his former fighting persona and face the new demonic plague in order to save the human race.

Its bloody, funny and brilliant fun for fans of the original series and horror films in general, so don’t miss the chance to go deeper into the world of ASH vs EVIL DEAD as it arrives on DVD on 19th September.

ASH vs EVIL DEAD DVD  Special Features Includes:

•    How to Kill a Deadite 
•    Inside the World’s – strung together
•    Best of Bruce: mix of Best Jokes and some best kills from Bruce
•    Audio Commentary from Cast and Crew


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

 
 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Road Games - UK DVD review

Road Games, a film that does for rural France what Wolf Creek did for the Australian outback, is available from UK VOD and DVD outlets this month from the Frightfest Presents label.

Jack (Andrew Simpson – The Survivalist) is an English teenager, stranded in rural France, who is trying to hitch a ride back to Calais. Unfortunately, with police reports of a serial killer on the loose, he’s not having a lot of luck getting a ride. By a strange twist of fate, he meets up with a young French backpacker named Veronique (Jos├ęphine de La Baume – Kiss of the Damned, Rush), who’s in a similar situation, and as they’re heading the same way, decide to try and hitch a ride together.

When they are offered a lift by an eccentric Frenchman (Frederic Pierot – The Returned) who bizarrely drives around in a 1970s English Rover car, they think their luck has changed. Particularly when he offers to put them up for the night at his remote farmhouse, because the port of Calais has been shut down by strike action.

But Jack soon comes to realise that when something appears too good to be true, that’s because it isn’t, as something is definitely amiss with their new French friend and his American wife (played by the legendary Barbara Crampton – Re-Animator, You’re Next), who seem warm and welcoming one minute, then cold and unfriendly the next. So when Veronique disappears the next morning and finds himself being unceremoniously shown the door, he realises something is very wrong indeed. But will he live long enough to find out what?

Written and directed by newcomer Abner Pastoll, I was extremely impressed with his feature film directorial debut here, which proved to be a very tense and unnerving thriller. Featuring multiple plot twists and red herrings, that will have you wondering just what the hell is going on, right up till the very end. 

Admittedly the film does start off kind of slow as the main characters are being introduced, but the pace quickly picks up once we realise the friendly Frenchman and his wife aren’t so friendly after all and Jack becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse and not just with the French-American couple....

The disc includes a number of special features, including…

Introduction (10 mins) – which is actually an interview with director Abner Pastoll, conducted by journalist Alan Jones.
Making of (6mins) – A behind the scenes look at the film, including interviews with the cast and crew.
Outtakes (6mins) – A collection of outtakes and gaffs 
Deleted scenes (7mins) – A collection of several scenes that were either cut or shortened from the film
Trailers (x3)
Bonus trailers for other titles on the Frightfest Presents label.

Road Games is released to VOD and Digital Download 26th August and DVD 29th Aug.

If you liked Haute Tension or the Wolf Creek films (or even if you didn’t), you would be seriously advised to check this one out as this gets a serious thumbs up from me!

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 

Davide Melini's LION - Short film

Writer-Director Davide Melini (TVs Penny Dreadful, assistant director Mother of Tears) got in touch to tell us about his upcoming short LION.

View the teaser below...


Set in an isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And a troubled 8-year-old child ... The silent night is broken with cries... and the start of a terrible nightmare!

The film is currently in post production and should be released in October. for more info visit the official Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


The Windmill Massacre - Premiering at this years FrightFest

Nick Jongerius (producer - Frankenstein's Army) directorial debut The Windmill Massacre will be receiving it's European premiere at this years Horror Channel Frightfest ahead of its Digital and DVD release.

When their bus breaks down, a group of unsuspecting tourists are forced to seek shelter in an abandoned barn beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. Inadvertently awakening the mysterious evil in the windmill, members of the group start disappearing, and secrets are revealed that seem to mark them all for doom.

This creepy, ghoulish nail-biter benefits not only from a top quality cast, headed up by the fantastic Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones,  Red, White & Blue) and Patrick Baladi (David Brent’s dance off nemesis in The Office), but also a unique location (a splendidly spooky Dutch windmill), and a terrific new horror villain in the shape of ‘The Miller’, who has some nasty surprises in store for the hapless, stranded tourists.

A fun and nostalgic throwback to edge-of-your-seat horror classics like Friday the 13th and The Nightmare on Elm Street, The Windmill Massacre is a good and gory Dutch treat, with a franchise-worthy villain in the form of The Miller, guaranteed to put viewers in a spin.

Following it's premiere at this years Horror Channel Frightfest, the film will be available from UK digital outlets September 26th, with a DVD release October 3rd.

For more info on its FrightFest screening visit http://www.frightfest.co.uk


 

Friday, 19 August 2016

The Neighbour - Coming to UK cinemas September

From the director of the cult horror classics The Collector and The Collection, comes a brutal, stylish and paranoid thriller about a married couple with a shady trade, who discover their next door neighbour is up to even worse things than they are.


In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, army veteran John and his wife Rosie live on a run-down ranch, dreaming of one day escaping to Mexico. To raise the cash John runs illicit errands for his uncle. On the day they plan to finally leave Cutter, Rosie disappears. John thinks his mysterious neighbour, Troy, might have something to do with it, and breaks into his house that night. Thinking that his mysterious neighbour, Troy, might have something to do with it, he elects to investigate, but discovers a secret far more sinister than he could ever imagine.

Fans of Mother’s Day, Wolf Creek, Straw Dogs and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre are in for a blast with this pitch black rural noir, ninety minutes of deep-Southern fried, blood-spattered mayhem that doesn’t let up and never lets go.

View the trailer on YouTube

Showing at Horror Channel FrightFest Sunday 28th August

At UK cinemas and on VOD 16th September. Followed by a UK DVD release 31st October


Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Unspoken - UK DVD review

Horror actress Jodelle Ferland has to contend with another Cabin in the Woods, in Sheldon Wilson’s (Shallow Ground, The Hollow) chiller UNSPOKEN, which hits UK Digital outlets this month ahead of its DVD release in September.

Angela (Jodelle Ferland – Cabin in the Woods) takes a childminding job for a single parent mother, who has just moved into a remote house outside of town. She is initially reluctant about accepting the job, partly because the young lad in question is a special needs case, but also because the house has a bit of a reputation amongst the locals, after the previous occupants mysteriously vanished and were believed murdered several years ago.

However, as her father is currently out of work and this job is offering good money, she reluctantly accepts. But it isn’t too long before we realise the stories about the place being haunted might be true, as objects mysteriously rearrange themselves, the handyman hired to help fix up the place vanishes without trace and the housemaid flees the place in abject terror after being spooked by something in the kitchen.

But, it also seems some of the local rednecks have some contraband stashed in the basement of the old property and desperately want it back. So the babysitter and young family may have more to worry about than just paranormal activity…

As with all haunted house/paranormal type films, there are the usual parallels you can draw with other films of this ilk, and I couldn’t help but notice similarities between this and Poltergeist, Amityville, The Pact and (possibly) even The Omen

Be that as it may though, I also found the film to be terrific fun. Particularly during the somewhat bloody climax, where some of the good old boys decide to get their stuff out of the basement by force, only to find they have more than a babysitter and young boy to contend with.

The film also benefits from a strong supporting cast, which includes Lochlyn Monroe (Freddy vs Jason) as Angela’s father and Neal McDonough (Captain America, TVs Arrow) as the Sheriff.

If you like ghostly chillers, you should love this. The film is released in the UK Digitally on 22nd August and will available on UK DVD 5th September from Arrow Films. The disc I was sent was a vanilla disc, without extras on, aside from some bonus trailers for other Arrow titles.

View the trailer on YouTube

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER - Trailer 2 released!

Mad Max meets Star Wars in Trailer #2  for ROGUE WARRIOR ROBOT FIGHTER!




ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER introduces audiences to to cinema's next action heroine, Sienna!

Director Neil Johnson’s film fixes on the overthrow of humanity by Artificial Intelligence and the determined rebel, Sienna (Tracey Birdsall) who goes up against the droid empire.

William Kircher (The Hobbit), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III), Daz Crawford (TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), and Ashley Park also star.

ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER will be released in the US later this year.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

ARRIVAL - Brand New Trailer and Posters

Entertainment One UK is pleased to reveal the 2 new trailers and 12 posters for stunning sci-fi thriller, ARRIVAL, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, landing in cinemas on 11th November







When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

SCREAM QUEENS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES - SEPT

Get ready to get utterly hooked on SCREAM QUEENS, TV’s most mischievous and addictive new series when it arrives on DVD from 26 September 2016. 

From the mind of Ryan Murphy (creator of American Horror Story) SCREAM QUEENS is shiny, gory, ridiculous and wickedly funny. A mysterious “Red Devil” killer wrecks havoc at Wallace University’s Kappa Kappa Tau sorority, putting every pledge on edge! Tension mounts as it becomes clear that anyone could be the murderer – or indeed the next victim…

Meanwhile, Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) forces Kappa’s tyrannical fashionista president, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), to accept anyone who wants to join the sorority. Also starring Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and Abigail Breslin, SCREAM QUEENS is “whip-smart and wickedly funny” (Vanity Fair). Look out for the impressive array of A-list guest stars who pop up in the series, including the likes of Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas and Patrick Schwarzenegger. 

Renewed for a second season, make sure you catch up on all 13 outrageous Season One episodes, along with killer moments and special features that grant you exclusive sorority access into Kappa House when SCREAM QUEENS is released on DVD on 26 September 2016, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

DVD Special Features
•    Rush Kappa!
•    Between 2 Queens
•    Style Queens


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

 

PET - UK Premiere and Q&A at FrightFest with Dominic Monaghan

Haunting, psychological horror PET will be having its UK premiere at this years Horror Channel FrightFest with lead actor Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lost) and Award Winning director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143, ABCs of Death 2.5) in attendance to introduce the film and host Q&As afterwards. 


This film follows Seth (Dominic Monaghan), a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly (Ksenia Solo), a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth’s obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own. 

Helmed by Award Winning director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143, ABCs of Death 2.5) and starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lost), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl, Black Swan) and Jennette McCurdy (Between, Sam & Cat), Pet is a dark and disturbing love story asking how much you could sacrifice in the name of love?

Signature Entertainment presents PET at FrightFest on 26th August, as part of the Horror Channel FrightFest. A UK release date is scheduled for Jan 2017.

More info Signature Entertainment Twitter Feed #PetMovie 

Buy tickets for the screening http://frightfest.nutickets.com/18160 

More info about this and other films at the festival http://www.frightfest.co.uk

 

New poster revealed for Jon’s Ford’s OFFENSIVE

The new poster for Jon’s Ford’s OFFENSIVE has been released ahead of its world premiere at the Horror Channel FrightFest 2016


Jon Ford’s first solo feature film, OFFENSIVE, a dark, violent tale of rage and revenge set in rural France, screens on Saturday 27 Aug, 6.05pm at The Vue Cinema Shepherd’s Bush, W12. 

Jon and his brother Howard, makers of The Dead and The Dead 2 are nominated for the Screen International Horror Rising star Award, which takes place on Sunday 28 Aug, 8.35pm, also at The Vue


For full programme details go to: www.frightfest.co.uk 

 

DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR

Highly-anticipated documentary DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR, from writer-director Marty Langford, will be distributed in the US and Canada by Uncork’d Entertainment. 


Chronicling the history of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four (1994), DOOMED! features never before seen footage from the production as well as new on-camera interviews with cast and crew including Mr. Corman, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, Joseph Culp, Alex Hyde-White and Rebecca Staab.

Langford says DOOMED! was “courted by a number of distributors and he had the luxury of choice.  But once Keith at Uncork’d explained his company’s vision and strategy for our film, we realized that he was obviously the right one. He’s a terrific guy, a great distributor, and partner that we’re lucky to have.”

Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be releasing the definitive account of the never-released movie production and its Fantastic background.

“The average moviegoer doesn’t know that, ten years before releasing Tim Story’s version, Roger Corman was asked to produce a Fantastic Four movie. Unbeknownst to cast and crew, the film was never going to be released though – and for a variety of reasons. Doomed! is such a compelling documentary - and not just for comic book movies but anyone intrigued by the ins and outs of Hollywood and business. In short, it’s a Fantastic movie.”

Uncork'd Entertainment will release DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR on US VOD 11 OCT and DVD on 20 DEC.

 Visit the Official Movie Website

400 Days - Official Trailer - at UK cinemas and on VOD 19 Aug.

Checkout the official trailer to 400 DAYS, at selected UK cinemas and on VOD this month from Vertigo releasing...


The deep space delirium of Moon meets the tension of Alien in 400 DAYS, a terrifying, high-concept, psychological sci-fi thriller featuring a killer ensemble cast including Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Dane Cook (Mr. Brooks), Ed Kavanagh (The Flash) and Caity Lotz (The Pact). Mixing sleek 2001-style visuals with Event Horizon’s nerve-shredding terror, 400 DAYS is a space thriller you don’t want to miss. 

Catch 400 DAYS in UK cinemas and at VOD outlets from August 19th.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Arrow Video - November releases

You’ll think Christmas has come early this November with a raft of cult-tastic titles coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Dual Format courtesy of Arrow Video.

THE INITIATION - DUAL FORMAT

Marking TV star Daphne Zuniga’s debut in a leading role, The Initiation ranks amongst the finest of the college-based stalk-and-slash flicks – now finally restored in glorious High-Definition!


Kelly’s new sorority has a special initiation ritual in store for her – an after-hours break-in of her father’s department store. But what begins as a night of harmless college fun turns sour when, once inside the enormous mall, Kelly and her fellow pledges find themselves locked in for the night… with a deadly intruder stalking the corridors.


Arriving in 1984, The Initiation might have been late to the slasher party, but, alongside the likes of The House on Sorority Row and The Mutilator, it remains one of the stronger entries to emerge in the latter days of the slice-and-dice boom.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary by The Hysteria Continues
Brand new interview with actor Christopher Bradley
Brand new interview with actress Joy Jones
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn


First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver

Buy the UK BD/DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 

THE HOWLING 2 - DUAL FORMAT 

How do you follow up a film as iconic as Joe Dante’s seminal werewolf epic The Howling? With a star turn from horror legend Christopher Lee and a leather-clad Sybil Danning (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times), Howling II is more than up to the challenge!


After a young woman dies in violent circumstances, her brother is approached by a stranger (Lee) who reveals that she was in fact a werewolf. The brother’s initial scepticism is quickly diffused when he encounters the fanged beasts first-hand. Now the pair, joined by a plucky journalist, must travel to Transylvania to destroy werewolf queen Stirba (Danning), and rid the world of lycanthropes once and for all.


Helmed by director Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan, The Beast Within), who would go on to direct the equally barmy follow-up Howling III: The Marsupials, Howling II is a campy horror extravaganza featuring killer dwarves, werewolf orgies and ‘80s punk rock galore!


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new digital transfer
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director Philippe Mora
Audio commentary with composer Steve Parsons and editor Charles Bornstein
Leading Man – an interview with actor Reb Brown
Queen Of The Werewolves – an interview with actress Sybil Danning
A Monkey Phase – interviews with special make-up effects artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Alternate Opening and Alternate Ending
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys


First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth.

Buy the UK BD/DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 

TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA - DUAL FORMAT

In the seventies William Friedkin made The French Connection, The Exorcist and Sorcerer. In the eighties he equalled them with To Live and Die in L.A., one of the most stylish thrillers the decade had to offer.



When his partner is murdered just days before retirement, Secret Service Agent Richard Chance (William Petersen - Manhunter) begins an obsessive hunt for his killer – counterfeiter and all-round psychopath Eric Masters, played by Willem Dafoe at his villainous prime.



Beautifully shot by Robby Muller (Repo Man, Paris, Texas) and with a driving score with British new wave act Wang Chung, To Live and Die in L.A. looks and sounds exceptional in this brand-new 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative supervised and approved by director William Friedkin
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and co-writer William Friedkin
Counterfeit World: The Making of To Live and Die in L.A. archive featurette containing interviews with Friedkin, actors William Petersen and Willem Dafoe, and others
Alternative ending
Deleted scene
Stills gallery
Trailers
MORE SPECIAL FEATURES TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil


First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson

Buy the UK BD/DVD from Amazon.co.uk
 

 DRILLER KILLER - DUAL FORMAT & LTD EDITION STEELBOOK

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.



Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey…

One of the most infamous ‘video nasties’, in part thanks to its drill-in-head sleeve, The Driller Killer has lost none of its power to unnerve, and is presented here fully uncut. Available in a special edition Dual Format release and a Limited Edition Dual Format Steelbook.

Special Features:

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
Brand new interview with Ferrara
Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara’s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
Brand new restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
Brand new interview with Ferrara
Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara’s feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
Trailer

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

Buy the UK BD/DVD from Amazon.co.uk

Buy the UK BD/DVD STEELBOOK from Amazon.co.uk