Friday, 30 September 2016

Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2016 event

Horror Channel FrightFest unleashes a six-pack of cracking horror for their much-beloved Halloween event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, on Saturday October 22nd. The 13-hour trauma marathon includes five UK premieres and the world premiere of Ross Noble’s directorial debut. Shocktoberfest is here!


10.30: BED OF THE DEAD (UK Premiere)

Director: Jeff Maher. Cast: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa. Canada 2016. 88 mins.

Out celebrating a birthday, two couples decide to party in a foursome at a sex club. But their room has a dark history, the bed is haunted and once between the sheets, you can’t leave the mattress or you die.  

Plus... THE CATCHMENT (World Premiere)
Director: Ross Noble.

Cast: Ross Noble, Shauna Macdonald, Cariad Lloyd, Richard Herring, Suki Webster
UK 2016. 16 mins.

A couple move into a house to be in the catchment area of a good school for their unborn children. But there’s a catch…

13:00 DON’T HANG UP (UK Premiere)

Directors: Damien Macé & Alexis Wajsbrot. Cast: Sienna Guillory, Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton, Parker Sawyers, Bella Dayne. UK 2016. 83 mins.

Two teens devise ever more elaborate prank phone calls to share online for their eager followers into impersonal humiliation. But when a mysterious threatening stranger calls them back, they suddenly realize they may not be invincible.

15:15 COLD MOON (UK Premiere)

Director: Griff Furst. Cast: Josh Stewart, Candy Clark, Christopher Lloyd, Frank Whaley, Robby Kay. USA 2016. 92 mins.

Welcome to the sleepy southern town of Babylon where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another when fourteen-year-old Margaret is robbed of her innocent life and sunk in the black waters of the River Styx. The powerful killer thinks he’s beyond the reach of the law. But he’s not beyond the rules of Hell or the spectral nightmares determined to mete out the most shocking justice. 

18:00 FEAR, INC.(UK Premiere)

Director: Vincent Masciale. Cast: Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Abigail Breslin. USA 2016. 91 mins.

Nothing is ever scary enough for unemployed horror fanboy Joe. Completely underwhelmed by a haunted house attraction he visits with his girlfriend Lindsay one date night, a creepy stranger gives him a business card for the mysterious service ‘Fear, Inc.’, a company promising to bring personal nightmares to life… for a price 

Plus... DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? (London Premiere)

Director: Justin McConnell & Serena Whitney. Cast: Caleigh Le Grand, Jorja Cadence, Adam Buller. Canada 2015. 14 mins.

It's the Christmas season, and Sloan is reluctanly helping her over-enthusiastic sister Jessica with the perfect party. But Sloan might have to do some kick-ass fighting to save the partygoers from a terrifying death...

20:30 RUPTURE (UK Premiere)

Director: Steven Shainberg. Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Chiklis, Peter Stormare, Lesley Manville, Kerry Bishé.  Canada. 2016. 102 mins.

Single mother Renee Morgan is trying to keep her life together when she’s suddenly kidnapped by a mysterious organization and held against her will in a sinister facility. Her captors insist they’re just conducting medical research, but to Renee and her fellow prisoners it’s torture! But why are they pushing her to an extreme limit, way beyond being scared to death and into another frightening realm altogether? 

23:00 HEADSHOT (London Premiere)

Directors: Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto. Cast: Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, Julie Estelle. Indonesia. 117 mins.

The indomitable Iko Uwais (THE RAID and its sequel star) plays Ishmael, a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. For Ishmael was a killing machine in his forgotten history and when his memories finally do return he is compelled to take on a vengeful drug lord’s henchmen. 

Passes for the London event cost £45 and go on sale from noon on Saturday 1 October.  To book tickets online click HERE

Passes can also be bought at the cinema

Adrienne Barbeau to receive Lifetime Acheivement Award at 14th NYC Horror Fest

The 14th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates the career of Adrienne Barbeau this November with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Debuting in her first feature film in her then-husband John Carpenter’s THE FOG, Ms. Barbeau continued in George Romero’s CREEPSHOW, and other favorites including Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and Wes Craven’s SWAMP THING. Her long and varied career crosses all genres, from Broadway to television, and the beloved actress is thrilled to accept her award on Saturday, November 12, after that evening’s program, at approximately 9:30 pm.

The 2016 New York City Horror Film Festival opens Thursday, November 10, with Darren Lynn Bousman’s ABATTOIR, at 7:00 pm. Jonathan Straiton’s NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE continues the creepiness Friday November 11 at 9:30 pm, Steven DeGennaro’s FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D precedes Ms. Barbeau’s award ceremony at 5 pm on Saturday Nov. 12, and Sunday’s final wrapup feature is Caradog W. James’ DON’T KNOCK TWICE, starring Javier Botet ([REC], Crimson Peak) at 6:45pm. The full festival runs Nov. 10–13, 2016, at the Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas. For full schedule and ticket info go to

Darren Lynn Bousman has been bringing the grue to gruesome over the past two decades with his blood-drenched filmography. From SAW II, III, and IV, through REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, and now ABATTOIR, Bousman continues plowing through the gore. Caradog James’ first feature film, the BAFTA-winning LITTLE WHITE LIES, was also listed in Variety’s top 10 British Films of that year, and his second feature, THE MACHINE, premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. His latest feature film, DON’T KNOCK TWICE, stars Katee Sackhoff (Oculus, Riddick), Nick Moran (Lock Stock), and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street).

The NYC Horror Film Festival was born in 2002 by filmmaker Michael J. Hein as a venue for newer independent horror filmmaking. After Michael’s passing in 2011, the festival created the Michael J. Hein Achievement Award to celebrate the hard work and perseverance of creators in the field. Recipients include Rob Zombie, Stuart Gordon, and Tom Atkins. George Romero was the first recipient of the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by other classic scaremeisters including Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Robert Englund, Angus Scrimm, Sean Cunningham, and the beloved late Wes Craven. NYCHFF is proudly sponsored by Final Draft, the #1-selling screenwriting software, and the choice of professionals.

For more info on the New York City Horror Film Fest visit

"Terrortory” to Premiere World-Wide for Free on Amazon

Kangas Kahn Films films will premiere its newest horror film “Terrortory” for free from October 1st – October 31st on Amazon Prime . The film will be available to stream in Germany and the United Kingdom also.

Terrortory is an anthology horror film in the vein of Creepshow and Tales From The Crypt. It features six horrific tales set in the mythical region of Maryland known for an abundance of strange happenstances and urban legends. It stars a large cast including Johnny Alonso (“Coffin”, “Gotham”), Melissa LaMartina (“Call Girl of Cthulhu”), Bianca Allaine (“Albino Farm”), Maddie Howard (“Ping Pong Summer”), Nadia White (“Milfs Vs. Zombies”) and more.

Director Kevin Kangas (“Fear of Clowns”) says “We’ve been amazed at the response we’ve gotten so far from putting some of our movies on Prime. We had more than a million minutes streamed in the first nineteen days, and passed two million minutes in just over a month.”

He says premiering the film on Amazon Prime is a perfect way to get the movie out to as many people as possible in the quickest manner possible. “We can let a ton of people see the flick without signing any lengthy contracts that tie up our rights for years,” says Kangas.

After October 31st the film will be available for streaming but most likely won’t be free, says the director.

All of their movies can be added to a watchlist through this link:

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, MR James stories adaptated as graphic novel

SelfMadeHero is pleased to announce the publication of John Reppion and Leah Moore's MR James adaptations, GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY: VOLUME 1, just in time for Hallowe'en.

Adapted from the short stories of M.R. James, master of the English ghost story, this volume re-imagines four of his most compelling stories in graphic form. These atmospheric, terrifying supernatural stories are to be read on a dark winter’s night with the wind blowing outside and the fire dwindling to a glow.  M.R. James had an enormous influential on many horror writers including Ruth Rendell and Neil Gaiman.

Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book tells of an English tourist who, on a visit to a Cathedral at the edge of the French Pyrenees, buys an ancient manuscript containing a mysterious and demonic illustration that isn’t confined to the page. The story is illustrated by Aneke, a Madrid-based comics artists who has worked on Red Sonja and Vampirella, among others.

Lost Hearts recounts the tale of an orphan who is sent to stay with his elderly cousin, an alchemist obsessed with his own immortality. Drawn by London-based Kit Buss, whose previous work includes Channel 4’s The Thrill Electric and Geek and Sundry’s D&G based show, Critical Role. 

In The Mezzotint, a university museum curator acquires a print that seems to change with every subsequent viewing. Illustrator Fouad Mezher works in comics and children’s books. Based in Lebanon, his comics have appeared in Samandal Comics Magazine and Risha Project, among others. 

The Ash-tree: Sir Richard Castrington inherits a country seat that has been cursed since the times of his ancestors. The rumours of witchcraft seem to emanate from an ancient ash tree. Scotland-based Alisdair Wood works primarily in video games on cult franchises such as Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne. He is co-creator of anthology comic, Horrere.

M.R. James (1862 – 1936) has had an enormous influence on many writers, including Ruth Rendell and Neil Gaiman. He himself was an admirer of Shakespeare and Agatha Christie, but heavily critical of James Joyce and Aldous Huxley.

M.R. James’s stories reflect the author’s own love of medieval studies. Intended to be read aloud, it’s not surprising that many of his tales have been adapted regularly by the BBC for radio and television, and are considered the perfect Christmas ghost stories.

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary: Volume 1 is published by SelfMadeHero on 27 October (64pp, colour, paperback, rrp £9.99).

Both John Reppion and Leah Moore will be attending this year's Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, which runs 14 - 16 October. Full details:

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New restoration of Hammer's ONE MILLION YEARS BC

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. is the spectacular prehistoric adventure that gave the world the most iconic bikini shot of all time, and made a star of fur-clad Raquel Welch. An epic tale of man’s battle for survival at the dawn of civilisation, rival tribes the Rock People and the Shell People battle not only the gigantic prehistoric monsters and each other, but the earth itself, still heaving, bubbling and boiling in its volcanic state.  

Billed as the 100th production from the legendary Hammer production house, the highlight of the film was without doubt the stop-motion dinosaur animation by legendary special effects animator Ray Harryhausen.  The result was Hammer’s biggest commercial success, and the big screen's most famous dinosaur epic right up until the release of Jurassic Park 26 years later.

This 50th Anniversary special 4k restoration includes a host of new special features, including interviews with the film’s stars Raquel Welch and Martine Beswick (the two-time Bond girl), and original artwork by Ray Harryhausen, including never-before-seen storyboards exclusively given to Studiocanal by the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable Trust set up by Ray on the 10th April 1986. It is the primary aim of the Foundation to protect Ray’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring Ray’s extensive collection, which is estimated as holding in excess of 50,000 items. From this archive, the Foundation has provided unique imagery of Ray's mixed-media storyboards, key drawings and creature designs for ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., as well as photography of original latex models from the film as they survive into the 21st century. Most excitingly, this release will reveal fully for the first time detailed notes and storyboard for an unfilmed Brontosaurus sequence, which was originally planned as the film's dramatic climax.

STUDIOCANAL will release the title on Doubleplay DVD and Blu-ray on October 24th 2016, including the following extras: 

Special Features
New Interview with Raquel Welch
New Interview with Martine Beswick
Exclusive Ray Harryhausen stills, storyboard and artwork
Production stills gallery

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER - Premiering at BFI London Film Festival

Arts Alliance Distribution announces its acquisition of the critically acclaimed American gothic horror THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, directed by Nicolas Pesce. Arts Alliance will release the film in UK cinemas early 2017 through Park Circus under their Future Classics label. The film will also celebrate its UK festival Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016 on the 9th and 10th October, with the Director in attendance.

The hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original debut from filmmaker Nicolas Pesce stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Joey Curtis-Green, is produced by Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss, Max Born, and executive produced by Borderline Films’ Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond. The film fuses classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was called the “discovery of this year’s Sundance” by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, where it was in the Official Selection category.

Francisca (played by Kika Magalhaes in a breakout performance) has seemingly been unfazed by death from an early age - her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER will feature in the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016 on the following dates:

9 Oct 18:30 Prince Charles Cinema

10 Oct 13:15 NFT3 (BFI Southbank)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

DON'T KNOCK TWICE - in cinemas early 2017

Coming to UK cinemas in the new year, Caradog James's DON'T KNOCK TWICE.

For Jess, life has never been better. A successful American sculptor, she has recently returned to the UK, where she spent much of her troubled youth. Now happily married, wealthy and settled, all that remains to make her life complete is to rebuild her relationship with Chloe, the daughter she was forced to give up nine years ago. So when Chloe agrees to come and live with her, Jess is optimistic that she can make amends and be a good mother once more.

What Jess doesn’t know is that Chloe has not come to stay because she wants to get to know her mother again. She has come because she is scared that a supernatural curse has claimed the life of her boyfriend, Danny, and is now coming for her. Chloe and Danny made the mistake of revisiting an abandoned house, once home to ‘Ginger’, a mysterious old woman said by some to be a witch. Local legend says that if you knock on her door then the vengeful ghost of Ginger will snatch you away to her hellish limbo.

At first Jess puts Chloe’s erratic behaviour down to the trauma of her past and the resentment she still feels for being abandoned. But soon Jess comes to realise that she is all that stands between her daughter and a formidable and terrifying supernatural force. Thrown into a battle for survival, Jess must learn the truth behind the legend of the witch and ultimately make the bravest sacrifice of all and knock on Ginger’s door herself...

For more info visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

DEATH WALKS to be released on Video on Demand

Good news for anybody who's dying to see Spencer Hawken's zombie film DEATH WALKS.

By Christmas, anyone that genuinely wants to see it should be able to do so, as it is going to be carried by Netflix Australia, Amazon Prime US, along with Hulu, Youtube Red, Vimeo, plus many more.

Checkout the latest trailer...

The film should be available on all major VOD channels by January 27th.

Hershell Gordon Lewis - the "Godfather of Gore" dies

We're very sad to report that legendary cult film maker Hershell Gordon Lewis has passed away, at the age of 87.

Gordon Lewis directed films such as Blood Feast, The Gruesome Twosome and Two Thousand Maniacs. He died in his sleep at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida, his spokesman James Saito confirmed.

The director pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the "splatter film," which intentionally focused on gore and gruesomeness. Blood, violence and nudity usually featured heavily in his films - many of which he financed himself.

Other horror films directed by Gordon Lewis included A Taste of Blood, The Wizard of Gore, Colour Me Blood Red and Just for the Hell of It

John Waters, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn are among the modern-day filmmakers who were inspired by his work.

Gunn posted his condolences on Twitter, writing: "RIP Herschell Gordon Lewis, the creator of splatter films and the director of Blood Feast & Two Thousand Maniacs. He changed cinema."

Gordon Lewis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1929. He went on to study journalism in college and became a professor of English literature at Mississippi State University.

The director briefly worked for a radio station in Oklahoma before joining an advertising agency in Chicago, where he made TV commercials. His first film credit came in 1959 with the release of The Prime Time, which he produced, and two years later, he directed his first movie - Living Venus.

He continued directing films for the next decade but took a break after 1972's The Gore Gore Girls to work in marketing. He returned to filmmaking in 2002 with Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat.

RIP Hershell and thanks for all the films!


The 13th Friday to strike 2017!

Uncork’d Entertainment has nabbed worldwide rights to THE 13TH FRIDAY, writer-director Justin Price’s  terrifying new addition to the supernatural horror genre.

Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be involved in what’s sure to be one of the horror highlights of early 2017.

When a female refugee discovers an ancient demonic device that opens the gateway to another realm, she unleashes a dark entity that poses as her daughter.  After many failed attempts to have the church explain the creation of her worst nightmares, she learns that the house is cursed by an enraged spirit that died on Friday the 13th. And now a group of thrill seeking friends unknowingly unleash its wrath and damn their souls.

Uncork'd Entertainment will represent THE 13TH FRIDAY at AFM in November.

Uncork’d Entertainment’s recent releases include Kathryn F.Taylor’s horror-thriller THE EVIL GENE, ALL GIRLS WEEKEND and FEED THE DEVIL. The distrib’s upcoming releases include SPAGHETTIMAN, released late September, John Fallon’s anticipated thriller THE SHELTER, and THE HOLLOW, opening in US theaters in October.

Monday, 26 September 2016


A young Iranian woman has to protect her daughter, not only from the falling bombs of the Iran-Iraq war, but also something sinister that’s lurking in her apartment in Iranian director Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow, which is released to UK cinemas this Friday, 30th September.

Set in 1980s Tehran, in a post revolution Iran, the Iran-Iraq war is still in full swing. With bombs reigning down on the city, her husband conscripted into the military and other tenants in her building moving out in favour of safer environments, young mother Sheideh (Narges Rashidi) becomes increasingly isolated in her block of flats.

But its seems the constant air-raids may be the least of her worries. When her young daughter starts complaining of strange goings on, she discovers something sinister has taken up residence there. It starts with items go missing, Sheidah then starts having strange nightmares, then her young daughter starts complaining about an imaginary friend who may not be all that imaginary as the ghostly going on start to escalate and they realise supernatural elements are at work…

For a low budget debut film, I was extremely impressed at just how professional this looked and director Babak Anvari manages to successfully capture the fear of living in war-torn Tehrahn and at conveying just how badly women are treated in post-revolution Iran. Sadly, as far as horror films go, I was actually bored by this. One of the problems being that the film is in Arabic, with English subs and generally speaking I’m not a fan of foreign language films, as you spend most of the film reading the subs, rather than watching the movie.

Also, the film was extremely slow. Seems to take ages for anything to happen and what incidents do happen are very few and far between. However, I think the real problem for me was the film was far too reminiscent of The Babadook for my liking, which I wasn’t a fan of either.

The film has been getting rave reviews from other critics though, so if you like “arty” horror films, you’ll probably love it. But if you’re looking for straight up chills, you’ll probably be bored senseless.

Under the Shadows is released to UK cinemas 30th September.

View the trailer on YouTube

"ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13" - 40th Anniversary restored spec-ed on UK Disc and Digital

Assault On Precinct 13 is a film that truly defines the phrase cult film…From low budget roots, it has become acclaimed as not just one of the most successful independent releases ever, but also one of the most groundbreaking. The film helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream and also launched a million and one synth-heavy scores and soundtracks. Its influence is still felt as keenly today as it was on its release some 40 years ago.

An LA gang's revenge-fuelled killing spree leads them to a half-abandoned police station in the throes of closing down. Under seige with power and phone lines cut, lone cop Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker - Battle for the Planet of the Apes) and his skeleton staff, including two secretaries (Laurie Zimmer - A Dirty Story and Nancy Loomis - Halloween) recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a des[erate battle to survive the night. As the gang close in, the tension escalates to boiling point in this brutal and unrelenting cult classic. 

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this seminal film, Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. It will be will be presented in a stunning limited edition Blu-ray box set, packed full of brand new special features including an early John Carpenter student short, as well as the original soundtrack CD and art cards, and is set for release on 28 November 2016, alongside a DVD version and On-Demand on the same date. It will be available on Download-to-Own from 21 November 2016. 

Feature presented in newly restored 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio and Uncompressed PCM original mono audio options
Return to Precinct 13: A new interview with Actor Austin Stoker
Producing Precinct 13: A new interview with Executive Producer Joseph Kaufman
Filmmaking with John: A new interview with Art Director and Sound Effects Designer Lee Wallace
‘Captain Voyeur’: John Carpenter student short
Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer
Interview with John Carpenter and Austin Stoker
The Sassy One with Nancy Loomis
Audio Commentary with John Carpenter
Audio Commentary with Tommy Lee Wallace
Radio Spots
5 Art Cards exclusive to box set
Bonus CD soundtrack disc exclusive to box set
English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing

The release will be available to pre-order from Amazon and other outlets within the next few days and will also be released on DVD. Region B/2. 

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Stephen Manley wins BEST ACTOR for "Ghosthunters."

Stephen Manley has won the award for BEST ACTOR for "Ghosthunters" at the Malibu West International Film Festival. Stephen Manley (Star Trek III) is a veteran actor of over 40 years. 

Check out the trailer for "Ghosthunters" below...

"Ghosthunters" is written and directed by Pearry Teo and produced by David Michael Latt.  The film also stars Francesca Santoro, Liz Fenning, David O'Donnell, Web Crystal, Phyllis Spielman, and Anna Harr.

PITCHFORK finds a home with Uncork'd Entertainment

Home Entertainment and Theatrical Film Distributor Uncork'd Entertainment has acquired director Glenn Douglas Packard's highly anticipated horror spectacle PITCHFORK.

Having recently shared a life-changing secret with his family, Hunter recruits his friends to come with him from New York to the farm where he grew up as he faces his parents for the first time.  As the college students enjoy the fresh air of Michigan farm country, an older, more dangerous secret slowly emerges.  While Hunter navigates a new place within his conservative family, a vicious creature from their past descends on the farm, putting the unsuspecting city kids in mortal danger.

Produced by Packard, Darryl F. Gariglio and Noreen Marriott, with associate producer Shaun Cairo, and boasting a screenplay by Gariglio and Packard, PITCHFORK introduces audiences to a horrifying new movie monster.

The ensemble cast includes Daniel Wilkinson, in the title role, with Lindsey Nicole, Brian Raetz, Ryan Moore, Celina Beach, Keith Webb, Sheila Leason, Nicole Dambro, Vibhu Raghave, Rachel Carter, Andrew Dawe-Collins, Carol Ludwick, Derek Reynolds, Addisyn Wallace and Anisbel Lopez. 

PITCHFORK is set to bow early next year.

Uncork’d Entertainment’s current releases include RESTORATION, AMITYVILLE TERROR and THE GATEWAY with coming releases KRAMPUS UNLEASHED and THE SNARE.

For more info visit the Uncork'd Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


PANDORICA - in US theaters, DVD & VOD October 11

John Carpenter meets Predator with PANDORICA, which comes to selected US theaters, and on DVD and VOD this October!  

PANDORICA is set in a world that’s plunged into a new dark age where humanity devolves into a vicious, primal state. A trio of youths, Eiren, Ares and Thade, have been selected to take part in the leadership trials of The Varosha Tribe, with the winner claiming the tribe for themselves. They must battle dark and mysterious forces if one of them is to win, but not everyone is worthy of becoming a leader, and the trio soon learn that fighting each other may be the only path to victory.

Writer-director Paton’s multi-genre mixer combines the classic elements of sci-fi, horror, suspense and action, resulting in a cocktail of a visually-stunning and relentlessly thrilling indie surprise. Starring an electric ensemble including Adam Bond, Ahmed Hashimi, and Bentley Kalu, PANDORICA is released to selected US theaters, On Demand outlets and on DVD October 11.

View the trailer on YouTube 

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Friday, 23 September 2016

The Girl With All The Gifts - In UK cinemas now

Warner Bros. Pictures is pleased to make available a brand new clip for THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS to celebrate the film's release in UK cinemas today.

From the bestselling novel by M. R. Carey and starring Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine and Sennia Nanua, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is in UK cinemas now.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Psycho meets The Hand That Rocks the Cradle in 'Stray'

Out now in the US from Amazon prime. Jennifer (Gabrielle Stone, Speak No Evil) decides to escape from her violent past and winds up in the sedate and equally idyllic Chestnut Hill. Picking up shifts at a local bar, and finding a friend in Greg (Dan McGlaughlin, Zombie Killers : Elephant’s Graveyard), the bar’s owner. 

But Jennifer isn’t content to remain friends. She quickly comes between Greg and his fiancée Sarah (Samantha Fairfield Walsh, Funny Bunny) by falling pregnant and claiming Greg as the father of her child. But just as she is on the brink of becoming a part of a family, her hidden, unspeakable past catches up to her, which spells disaster for all who have come to know her in Chestnut Hill.

Is it possible for Jennifer to break the cycle and overcome her violent history, or will she flee again, doomed to remain a wandering stray? 

Stray is out now in the US on Amazon Prime  from Indie Rights.

View the trailer on YouTube 

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TRAIN TO BUSAN - Arrives in UK Cinemas 28 Oct

Coming to UK cinemas October 28, a deadly viral outbreak pushes Korea into martial law in Yeon Sang-ho's TRAIN TO BUSAN.

Passengers on a bullet train speeding at 200mph from Seoul to Busan must fight for their survival as a zombie outbreak sweeps through the carriages. Check out the trailer below...

TRAIN TO BUSAN has broken box office records across Asia and enjoyed fantastic critical acclaim from festivals, premiering at Cannes Film Festival's Midnight Screening, winning the Fantasia Film Festival’s audience award and closing London’s Horror Channel FrightFest.

Get on board to stay alive!

See TRAIN TO BUSAN in UK cinemas Oct 28 from Studiocanal.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Jamie Lee Curtis talks SCREAM QUEENS - on UK DVD Sept 26

SCREAM QUEENS, TV’s most mischievous and addictive new series arrives on UK DVD 26 September and lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis was more than happy to provide this interview about the show for us....

Q: What was it about this show that made you really want to be a part of it?

Jamie:    You know what, honestly, people have this weird idea that actors are sitting there with stacks of scripts around them like, you know, no, I'm not gonna do that one. No, I'm not gonna do that, you know. No, I mean it's just not the case. We're all trying to get a job. When you get older and you just don't get as many jobs. I don't care if you're a man or a woman. And it's rare that somebody calls you up and says come to my office. Hi, I'd like to write a TV show for you. It's going to be super-funny, super wicked, really smart, really social commentary about the world at large. And you're going to have a great time and it's going to get wild success. There's just not that often that that happens and it's happened to me three times. And every time it's been a wild success. And every time they have written it for me. 

Now, that doesn't happen to me. Most people don't write me things. So when they do, whatever alchemy that is, it has seemed to work out really, really well. So it worked out in True Lies, which James Cameron called me at my house and said I'm going to write this. John Cleese wrote A Fish Called Wanda for me with, in that way, I'm going to write this for you, Kevin Kline , Michael Palin, we're going to have a great time, we're going to all make a lot of money. And it'll be really funny. And then the same thing with Ryan Murphy. So there is no decision. It's not lending, it's partnering, having somebody believe in you. And to be honest, I’ve been an actor for a long time and I have not had that most of the time. Most of the time I'm trying to get the job from you three. I'm trying to convince you that I should play Dean Munch in your show, that you're meeting me and then the 1500 other women my age who are in show business, who are trying to get your job, this job.

Q:    So a perfect scenario situation.

Jamie:    Well, it's the dream situation and it's not one you can make happen. There's nothing I can do to make that happen, except live my life, and then the phone rings. And I know that seems like a hackneyed cliché, and yet it's the absolute truth. There's nothing you can do to make that happen with all the frickin social media in the world. I can't make that happen. I can just do what I do. I was hiking in the mountains, four days ago. Do you know what I mean? And it's like, you can’t make it happen. And what you really need is good writing. And each of those movies, True Lies, written by Jim Cameron. Hilarious movie. Written by a guy you wouldn't say is a comedy writer. John Cleese wrote A Fish Called Wanda. He wrote the jokes. You know, the London Underground is not a political movement. That's a joke. And it's frickin funny. And Ryan Murphy, and Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan wrote Scream Queens. And I've been able to throw some lines down in Scream Queens that make me, I have to. Here's what you don't know about me. You see that paper clip? May I borrow it for a minute?

Q:    Yeah.

Jamie:    When I'm in a scene, with Emma Roberts or the girls. Or the really funny people on the show, Nasim Pedrad, Niecy Nash. When Niecy Nash works, go on Twitter to Niecy Nash. You will see. I do scenes where I hold a pen under the table, and I jam it into my hand. 

Q:    Is this a trick you've utilized for a while?

Jamie:    My entire career because I laugh. If it's funny, I will laugh. So I cannot hold it. I think Kevin Klein won't speak to me because I ruined more two shots with him when he did something funny that I wasn't expecting him to do. I said look, I can handle the joke that’s written, I hear it, I learn it.  I know the joke is coming. But if you improvise a joke and I'm not expecting it, I'm going to ruin it. And I have come up with this and I do it like this. If you see a scene and my hands are on the table and I'm with Niecy Nash, you know what's in my hand.

Q:    A lot of the girls in the cast seem to really admire you. What's it like working with them?

Jamie:    You know what, I'm a mom of a 28 year old and a 19 year old. I understand that's what older women or, older people get. You have more experience; you've been around a long time. Obviously this is a world I've inhabited a lot. So it’s natural that I will be maternal, because I am a mom, and that's what I look for.  I appreciate that it's hard for me to comment on it 'cause like, you know what I mean, it's not.

Q:    How is it for you working with them?

Jamie:    They are wickedly talented and what I've learned is that when you show up for a Ryan Murphy show, there has not been one second where people have shown up on set with your white piece of paper, like this. All right, what are we doing today? What are my lines? Like, people show up and are like, boom (noises) cut. Okay, your turn. (noises) Like there's none of that.  And you see that on TV shows, you see these people walking around 'cause they don't like their job and they're like. And that's just not the case. These girls have shown up because they know they have been given this precious thing which is great writing. And they know it and like, slam it. I know, we have to go. Thank you.

Q:    Thank you.

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Stephen King's CELL calls on UK BD, DVD & Digital

Signature Entertainment presents "CELL", the much-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson on UK BD, DVD & Digital this October.

When an electronic signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users are instantly and dangerously re-programmed into rabid killers. 

Heading north through New England to find his estranged wife and son, Clay Riddell (John Cusack - 1408, High Fidelity) is joined by a group of survivors to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as their world descends into madness. 

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling apocalyptic novel of the same name, CELL is from the director of Paranormal Activity 2 and also stars Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) and Stacy Keach (American History X).

Signature Entertainment Releases "CELL" on UK Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from October 17th, 2016.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

First 3 films announced for this years Leicester Zombie Film Festival.

The UK Festival of Zombie Culture in Leicester, which is now in it's 10th year, have announced the first 3 films that will be screened at this years event in November.


The hills are alive with the sound of screaming. 

When abandoned snowboarders seek shelter in a garish, loud aprés-ski tavern, things go from bad to worse when a scientific experiment conducted by a local entrepreneur unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife. 

But this is mostly lost on the local drunkards as they themselves are not always so easy to distinguish from zombies. Steve, Branka and Josh have to find a way to survive this hellish night.


Outrageous horror with a crazy non-stop gore feeling only ever found before in the 80s..... 

Teenage friends out for beach week get unexpectedly detoured to a isolated motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead, schlock comedy horror has a zombie-like Sexually Transmitted Disease wreaking havoc in the remote Redwood Motel during spring break. 

Only the strong and resilient will survive the monster genitalia, fanged orifices, wet farts and bloody condoms!


A new breed of zombie movie has arrived

Not content in sitting back and waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse to consume the world, Craig (Stuart Brennan) prepares for a potential outbreak by stocking up on cans, packing emergency bags, selecting the right tools and even planning his escape routes etc. But when a zombie outbreak actually occurs, it will take all his will to stick to his plan and all of his courage to change it...

Emotive, dark and brilliantly made it is also one of the first zombie films to pose the question "Why survive"??? 

More films are to be announced. 

The festival will also feature the Arcade of the Dead, with some of the Ultimate Zombie games of All Time!

The Best Dressed Zombie Competition is again on the cards with a spectacular prize for the best zombie in attendance...

There will also be Gavin Gore leading his Make Up Artists, turning you into a rotting flesh muncher, so if you need a hand with your make up , then dress undead and get your make up done once you’ve arrived...

Several prolific zombie authors will also be coming down to meet, greet, chat and sign their books for everyone.

10 years and still going strong, this is THE WORLDS LONGEST RUNNING ZOMBIE FILM FESTIVAL... 

The festival takes place on Saturday the 12th of November, at the Phoenix Arts Cinema, Phoenix Square, Leicester,  LE1 1TG.

To book tickets visit the Phoenix Website  

For more info visit Terror4Fun's Website, Facebook and Twitter pages 

Death Walks in the US and Australia

If you've been following the progress of British indie zombie film DEATH WALKS on these pages and were wondering when you'll be able to see this for yourself. If you live stateside, you'll be pleased to know that it's getting a US release in December on the iTunes VOD platform.

Also, if you live in Australia you'll the film will be available from December onwards on Netflix.

Festival wise, the film is being shown at the Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest, and Terrorfest (US).

For more info visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Sunday, 18 September 2016


Check out the short sci-fi thriller "DARKWAVE : EDGE OF THE STORM" from Darkwave Pictures UK.

Considering the film's exceptionally low budget, I think this is pretty damn impressive and is actually a follow up of sorts to an earlier short film entitled THE DRIFT, which I would also suggest you look up.

For more information about this and other projects, visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Fright-Rags kicks off the Halloween season with 31, Halloween, MonsterVision, & more!

Fright-Rags is kicking off the Halloween season the only way it knows how: with kick-ass horror merchandise!

The fun begins today with a pair of shirts from Rob Zombie's latest film, 31. One design celebrates the stand-out villain, Doom-Head, while the other shows off more of the movie's deranged clowns.

Fright-Rags is now producing enamel pins, starting with a unique line based on victims from the Friday the 13th films. Enjoy Horror and Fright-Rags logo enamel pins are available as well. All designs are limited.

John Carpenters' Halloween is receiving a timed edition tee that will be for sale from September 21-23. Jason Edmiston originally created the artwork for a Mondo poster, but fans will have the opportunity to own it on a unisex shirt, girls shirt, baseball tee, or hoodie for a limited time

Fright-Rags' Midnight Madness continues on Saturday, September 24. A special edition tee will be available exclusively for 24 hours, never to be reprinted. This one's just a bit of hocus pocus...

TNT's MonsterVision introduced many budding movie fans to all kinds of horror and cult films on late-night cable, and Fright-Rags is returning the favor on September 28. Two shirts and an enamel celebrating the program and its loyal host, Joe Bob Briggs, will be up for grabs.

There are plenty more tricks and treats coming in October, so keep an eye on You can follow Fright-Rags on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.


Full Moon Entertainment pops cherries this October with VIRGIN HUNTERS 2

Shot before anyone had even heard of the Blair Witch or the Cloverfield operation, VIRGIN HUNTERS 2 is a “true” found footage film that puts you smack bang into the [naughty] action!

Unsatisfied by her LEX 500 sex robot, Mega-Conglomerate overlord and Supreme Commander of the World Alliance, Camella Swales, has banned all forms of sex.  The future is a serene and productive place, but no one is getting it on!  The world is full of virgins and the government has laced the food with passion suppressants.  Lusty pockets of freedom fighters are planning a sexual revolution, but are resigned to the sewers, where they film their amorous encounters for pirate broadcast to the world above.

Enter the ALTERRIANS: an erotic race of virgin huntingsexual predators.  They’ve come to Earth with one thing on their minds, and they won’t let a worldwide ban on sex stop them from enjoying their vacation.  Teaming up with BETH, their human companion and nymph in training, the VIRGIN HUNTERS set out on an orgasmic mission of galactic proportions.  But will they overcome the tepid masses and teach humanity to lust again?

Combining scenes shot in the ‘90s – which went missing for upwards of two decades to create a truly inimitable, retro movie! – with new footage shot today, VIRGIN HUNTERS 2 is an instant classic 20 years in the making!

Amber Newman, Dru Berrymore, Jerry Banks, Tina Tyler, Nikki Steel, Joel Lawrence, and Craig Steep are [un] dressed to kill, with Golden Globe Nominee Morgan Fairchild (Friends, Falcon Crest) making a special appearance.

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The sequel to the cult classic sci-fi sex romp, Virgin Hunters, comes to US DVD October 7 from