Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Canterville Ghost - on UK BD October

Featuring an all-star cast lead by Patrick Stewart alongside Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden and Cherie Lunghi comes a magical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Canterville Ghost, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut and DVD release thanks to Second Sight Films.

Fearing a life of boredom when her family relocates from America to a sprawling English stately home, teenager Ginny Otis (Campbell) is in for quite a surprise. Strange goings-on are soon explained when she encounters the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville (Stewart), who can only be seen by Ginny and her brothers. 

An understandably grouchy ghost at first, Ginny learns his sorrowful tale and vows to help him lift the curse that will keep him haunting the corridors of Canterville Hall forever.

This spellbinding adventure will enchant and entertain the whole family in the holidays and beyond.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:
• New interview with director Syd Macartney
• New interview with producer Robert Benedetti

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

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

 




Bela Lugosi & Vintage Halloween Collections from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags bids you welcome with their new apparel collections for the Halloween season: Bela Lugosi and Vintage Halloween collections.


Fright-Rags pays tribute to one of the original horror icons with the Bela Lugosi collection. It includes three shirts and four enamel pins inspired by two of the actor's most influential roles: Dracula and White Zombie. One of the shirts and two of the pins glow in the dark.

For the Vintage Halloween collection, Fright-Rags enlisted Nathan Thomas Milliner to illustrate two heavyweights of Halloween horror - Halloween's Michael Myers and Trick 'r Treat's Sam - in the style of vintage decorations. Each design is available on custom-made black and orange baseball tees as well as regular T-shirts.

Bela Lugosi and Vintage Halloween collections are available now at Fright-Rags.com. Stay tuned for even more Halloween treats soon.

Monday, 18 September 2017

"Witch Creek Road 2": a blood-drenched ode to classic horror

Described as “a blood-drenched ode to classic horror” (horrortalk.com), Witch Creek Road “answers the question of what would happen if Mean Girls existed in the Evil Dead universe” (screamhorrormag.com).

In short, Witch Creek Road is a survival horror about love, acceptance, death and revenge. And sexy, flesh-eating demons. Yeah, it has those, too.

Issue 2 picks up where issue 1 left off, and examines the idea of madness, and what happens to a person when they've peered too far behind the veil. Oh, and did I mention it takes place in an abandoned cabin in the woods? That always ends well... right?!

Witch Creek Road #2 launched on Kickstarter on September 13th with funding already at 450% and going for !! Be sure to join in on the horror and the fun by visiting the Kickstarter page

Witch Creek Road follows a group of high school seniors, and explores the consequences of taking the wrong road. At its core, it's survival horror, but it's also a story about love, acceptance, death and revenge. And sexy, flesh-eating demons. Because every story needs sexy, flesh-eating demons.

You can read the entire first issue on WEBTOONS or TAPAS - both of these sites have been optimized for reading on mobile devices. Or, for a more traditional comic experience, you can read Witch Creek Road on my personal website, releasingtheserpents.com.

"Wait, wait, wait! If I can read the comic for free, why am I backing?!"

The answer is: you don't have to. The comic will continue to be posted for free. But if you do back - and the PDF is only $1 - you'll receive a copy of issue 2 immediately after the Kickstarter is over and the reward surveys have been filled out. And once amb3r has finished with her colors, you'll receive an updated, full-color version of the issue. The pages I post online will only ever be in grayscale.
Visit the Kickstarter page


"The 13th Friday" premieres on US Digital this October

An ancient spirit comes home this October with "The 13th Friday", premiering on US VOD 10/10 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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.

Lisa May, Khu, Melissa L. Vega, and Victoria Valdez star in a Justin Price (Alien : Reign of Man, Dark Moon Rising) film.

View the trailer on YouTube

Friday, 15 September 2017

THE WALKING DEAD: COMPLETE SEVENTH SERIES LTD ED BD

This year’s long-awaited THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SERIES Blu-ray Limited Edition is NOW available for pre-order, exclusively from Zavvi.co.uk


THE WALKING DEAD Bluray Limited Edition has become a highly anticipated annual tradition for The Walking Dead fans with this year’s statue featuring Winslow, the spiky, metal head Walker that engaged Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in trashy gladiatorial combat. 

Entertainment One is releasing the box set on 30th October, but those keen to ensure they get their hands on one of the few available copies can preorder their copy now at Zavvi.

As with previous limited editions, McFarlane Toys has once again created a striking, must-own packaging concept. McFarlane Toys have released special edition busts to accompany the Blu-rayTM sets, including the Governor’s (David Morrissey) Walker head fish tank for season 3, as well as an interactive Tree Walker for season 4. Another unique zombie, the “Asphalt Walker,” accompanied season 5, with season 6 encased within a bloody, grizzly scene depicting the “Trucker Walker.”

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 25th September and THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON Blu-ray Limited Edition arrives on 30th October and is available to preorder now exclusively through Zavvi.co.uk.
 
Bonus Features on the Blu-ray include:
Inside THE WALKING DEAD
The Making Of THE WALKING DEAD
A Larger World
Breaking and Rebuilding
A New Chapter of Fear
The Writers
Top Walker
Warrior Women
In Memoriam
Audio Commentaries
Deleted Scenes

Pre-order the LTD Edition BD from Zavvi.co.uk

 

"BETTER WATCH OUT" - UK trailer released.

Universal Pictures release trailer for sadistic horror comedy Better Watch Out in cinemas nationwide from 8th December


This sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion. Featuring a superb young cast including Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould, and Levi Miller who is on sensational form; as well as Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen and Dacre Montgomery.





Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Trailer Released for “Mad Women in My Attic! A Cabaret of Musical Lunacy”

Cabaret performer Monica Salvi and filmmaker Samantha Oči have partnered up to create an eccentric promotional video for the upcoming stage show “Mad Women in my Attic! A Cabaret of Musical Lunacy” - which is due to be performed in London and New York in October 2017.

Shot in London’s Murder Mile Studio (a renowned alternative venue and S&M Dungeon) the trailer is full of dark humour. Miss Salvi describes it as “Hammer Horror meets Rocky Horror meets Alice Cooper” - citing these influences as her greatest inspirations whilst growing up. Paired with the dark and dramatically lit atmospheres that characterise Miss Oči’s cinematography style, the trailer seeks to conveys a small taste of what is to come with Miss Salvi’s full theatrical show.

About the Show
Set in an imaginary lunatic asylum "Mad Women in My Attic!" is the semi-autobiographical cabaret brainchild of Monica Salvi, an Italian performer based in London, UK. With multiple costume changes, haunting and comedic songs from the most daring and dark musical theatre repertoire (such as Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Threepenny Opera, Next to Normal, Jane Eyre, Sunset Boulevard), and some kinky audience participation, Mad Women in my Attic! is a fantastic romp through murderous, wicked and insane characters that Miss Salvi had the pleasure to play in her stage career.


“Mad Women in my Attic! A Cabaret of Musical Lunacy” can be seen:

In LONDON // Saturday, October 28 at 8:00pm at:
The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London SW1E 5JA

Tickets £10-£20 at the box office, by phone on 020 7087 7900, or

www.theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on/mad-women-in-my-attic

In NEW YORK CITY // Saturday, October 7 at 4:00pm at:
United Solo Theatre Festival
Theatre Row/Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Tickets $35.00 available at the Theater Row Box Office or at 

www.unitedsolo.org/us/madwomen-2017
or by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200.




To find out more visit www.madwoman.org.uk



DARK ROAST - Trailer and poster released

Green Room meets Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, in "Dark Roast". A blood-splattered horror-comedy of errors with a punk rock ethos. Fakecharmer Productions is proud to present the official trailer and poster for the short film. Check them out below...


It's Halloween night, and Vanessa and Nathan, members of the punk band Piss Bucket, have their biggest show yet lined up. This could be just the ticket they need to leave their routine existence behind. All they need to do to make the show is kill time until the end of their shift serving coffee behind the counter of the Grind Haus. But when bodies start to drop and threatening phone calls from a psychopathic killer pour in they soon realize time isn’t the only thing being killed. To escape their mundane lives slinging coffee they'll need to escape alive first. 

View the trailer


Dark Roast will have its world premiere at the NOLA Horror Film Fest in New Orleans, LA on September 23, followed by October screenings at the Sanford International Film Festival in Sanford, ME and the Halloween International Film Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Dark Roast is written and directed by Topher Hansson, an up-and-coming multi-hyphenate who also stars in the film alongside Kati McCarron, J.D. Achille, Chris Goodwin, Jose Guns Alves, Codey Gillum, Chris Fisher, and Dane C. Volke.

The project was borne out of frustration. Being trapped at a mundane desk job inspired Hansson to write characters looking to escape death, both literally and figuratively. Dark Roast was initially conceived as a feature film but was condescend into a short due to the limited resources available. Hansson plans to use Dark Roast as a calling card in the hopes of producing the full feature. He explains, "The tone and premise reflect what the eventual feature will bring, in addition to more story, more heart, and much more blood."

Additional festival screenings are in the works, so be sure to follow Dark Roast on Facebook for updates.

Universal Pictures release U.K. exclusive poster for "Better Watch Out"

Universal Pictures release U.K. exclusive poster for sadistic horror comedy "Better Watch Out", which comes to UK cinemas this December.


The sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion. 

Featuring a superb young cast including Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould (the stars of M.Night Shyamalan’s smash hit The Visit), and Pan’s Levi Miller who is on sensational form; as well as Family Guy’s Patrick Warburton, and Candyman’s Virginia Madsen.

"Better Watch Out" hits UK cinemas nationwide from 8th December.

View the trailer on YouTube

WATCH OVER US, premiering on US VOD

The Exorcist meets Stranger Things in writer-director  F.C. Rabbath’s "Watch Over Us" premiering on digital in the US this September.

Avery Kristen Pohl (“The Glades”), Ella Schaefer (“Criminal Minds”), and Daniel Link (Krampus Unleashed) headline the frightening story of a family having to face a paranormal force on a farm. 

A father and his young daughters move onto their grandfather’s secluded farm following the breakup of their parents. But once there, they are soon plagued by paranormal events that reveal a deadly secret that has haunted the family for generations, and an evil force that demands they uphold a deadly promise made by their ancestors.

Available on digital VOD everywhere in the US from September 12th

View the trailer on YouTube

'Willard' and 'Ben' debut on UK BD, DVD & VOD October

The rats are on the rampage in two classic 1970s horrors, Willard and Ben which make their UK home entertainment debut in newly restored versions complete with brand new special features. They arrive together as a Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxset and as individual releases on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as on-demand and download courtesy of Second Sight Films.

Daniel Mann’s 1971 classic horror film based on Ratman’s Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert, inspired a new generation of horror films with animal predators and stars Bruce Davison as the eponymous Willard alongside Ernest Borgnine, Sondra Locke and Elsa Lanchester in one of her last ever appearances.
 
Meek misfit Willard Stiles doesn’t have much going for him. His overbearing mother constantly screams at him, he’s ruthlessly bullied by the boss who stole his father’s business and mercilessly laughed at by his co-workers. Willard eventually turns to a colony of rats for friendship and with training they will soon do anything for their new friend. It’s time for Willard to get even.

With its world-famous theme song sung by the one and only Michael Jackson, Ben the sequel to Willard was originally released in 1972 and stars Lee Montgomery as Danny Garrison alongside Joseph Campanella and is directed by Phil Karlson.

Danny is a lonely young boy with a heart condition who finds a friend in Ben, a rat once trained by misfit Willard Stiles. His new best friend protects him from bullying and keeps his spirits up through hard times. But all is not well in Ben’s colony and the other rodents terrify the town with a series of violent attacks. The police are determined to wipe them out. Can Ben survive?
 
Who will prevail in the battle of rat versus human?

The Limited Edition Boxset exclusively features stunning new artwork by renowned artist Graham Humphreys and includes a collectors poster of the artwork. It will be available on Blu-ray on 30 October 2017 alongside single Blu-ray releases of Willard and Ben.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
WILLARD
• New 4K scan of the original camera negative
• Audio commentary with actor Bruce Davison
• Interview with Actor Bruce Davison
• Theatrical trailer, TV spot, Radio Spot
• Stills gallery
 
BEN
• New HD transfer and restoration using the best surviving archive print
• Interview with Actor Lee Montgomery
• Commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
• Theatrical trailers
• TV Spots
• Willard / Ben double feature trailer and TV spot
• Radio spot
• Stills gallery
 
BOX SET EXCLUSIVES
• New artwork by Graham Humphreys exclusive to box set
• Poster of new artwork exclusive to box set

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Mayhem Film Festival 2017 reveals Short Film Showcase

With just one month to go until the start of its 13th edition, Mayhem Film Festival have just revealed the line-up for their Short Film Showcase, which will screen on the Saturday of the festival.

 

 This year’s line-up include the following films (in alphabetical order):

AFTER PARTY (WORLD PREMIERE) // Dir. Liam Banks, UK, 8m27

AMY // Dir. L. Gustavo Cooper, US, 6m46

BLOOD SHED // Dir. James Moran, UK, 13m18

CRESWICK // Dir. Natalie Erika James, Australia, 9m31

DON’T EVER CHANGE (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Don Swaynos, US, 9m48

FEEDING TIME // Dir. Matt Mercer, US, 12m54

IN THE DARK, DARK WOODS (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Jason Bognacki, US, 4m3

LIZ DRIVES // Dir. Mia’kate Russell, Australia, 8m

REAL ARTISTS // Dir. Cameo Wood, US, 12m

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC //Dir. Thomas Hodge, UK, 5m27

UNDRESS ME // Dir. Amelia Moses, Canada, 13m27

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Laurel Vail, US, 15m 

Mayhem Film Festival originally started as a single collection of short films before growing into the four-day weekend it is now, and so its Short Film Showcase remains at the heart of the festival with its traditional Saturday slot, and one of the most popular and beloved events of the programme each year. 

“This year we have something for everybody: from scary short shockers, to thought provoking science fiction, from the genuinely creepy, to the full-on gory, all from some of the most promising new directors out there around the world... and closer to home.” - Chris Cooke, Mayhem Film Festival Co-Director.

Mayhem’s full line-up was revealed last week and individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes will go on sale at 10AM on Tuesday 12 September. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com 

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at the Broadway cinema, Nottingham.

“Night Stalkers: Paranormal Investigators” Now Playing on Amazon Prime

The Paranormal Documentary ‘Night Stalkers: Paranormal Investigators’ by Wayne Poe (Hotel Camarillo) is now available on Amazon Prime (USA/UK/Germany). 
The feature-length horror doc is also available for digital rental on Amazon Instant Video for only $1.99. 

The synopsis reads: “Ghost hunters in Southern California document the paranormal activity inside allegedly haunted locations including the Linda Vista Hospital, the Zalud House, the Anaheim White House, and the Suicide Bridge.”

The 59-minute investigation into the supernatural follows a group of California men and women dedicated to hunt and document the paranormal activity around them. 

‘Night Stalkers’ can be streamed now on Amazon Prime.

View the trailer on YouTube

View on Amazon.co.uk

View on Amazon.com 

Friday, 8 September 2017

"The Incredible Shrinking Man" - Coming to Special Edition Blu-ray

He baffles science! He confounds medicine! Submitted for your approval, the strange story of Scott Carey – an ordinary young man who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, becomes The Incredible Shrinking Man, released to Special Edition Blu-Ray 13th November from Arrow!

Whilst on a holiday cruise with his wife, young Scott finds himself enveloped by a luminous mist which cover him in a strange, glittery dust. Several months later, he’s accidentally sprayed with an insecticide. Soon, Scott starts shrinking at an alarming rate, and before long he’s thrust into a terrifying world of gigantic cats, spiders and other over-sized pitfalls.

Based on the novel by the massively influential sci-fi and horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Martian Chronicles), with a script adapted by Matheson himself, and directed by Fifties sci-fi king Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon), this is rightly regarded as being one of the finest science-fiction films of all time, a critically-acclaimed smash hit that currently has a 90 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Genuinely thrilling, and, as Scott’s plight becomes more desperate, tense and gruelling, the film features superbly realised special effects that bely the era, and the setting Scott finds himself in - filled with oversized household objects that suddenly become threatening and dangerous - takes on a wonderfully surreal atmosphere.

This beautiful UK Blu-ray debut features a documentary on Jack Arnold, the pioneer behind  Creature From The Black Lagoon and It Came From Outer Space; new sleeve artwork and a collector’s booklet; as well as, for old school enthusiasts, a Super 8 presentation of the film - the incredible shrinking reel, if you like.

Special Features
 
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal – an extended documentary about the early career of director Jack Arnold at Universal-International studios
There Is No Zero: Writing The Shrinking Man – an in-depth conversation with author Richard Christian Matheson about his father and the creation of the original Incredible Shrinking Man novel
Super 8 cut-down version
Original Theatrical Trailer
Teaser
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

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



Thursday, 7 September 2017

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Official Poster Released

20th Century Fox have released the official poster artwork for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, from director Kenneth Branagh.  Check it out below...


What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.  From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. 

Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS releases in UK cinemas November.

View the trailer on YouTube.

"Cage Dive" on UK DVD & Digital 9th Oct from Lionsgate

Coming to UK DVD and Digital this October from Lionsgate.

Three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with deadly great white sharks. But after attracting a swarm of vicious sharks, their tour boat is destroyed by a massive rogue wave.

As clouds gather and darkness descends, the three friends fine themselves alone and defenceless, afloat in the chilly ocean as hungry man-eaters begin to circle. 

With little hope of rescue, they must fight to survive using only their courage.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK presents Cage Dive on DVD & Digital on 9th October

View the trailer on YouTube.

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






Suspense thriller "B&B" in select UK cinemas October.

Peccadillo Pictures present Joe Ahearne's suspense thriller "B&B", starring Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Sean Teale (The Gifted) and Paul McGann (Withnail and I, TV's Dr Who).


Marc and Fred return to a B&B to bait Josh, its Christian owner who had previously opposed them sharing a bed.  Marc and Fred’s return visit is set to be weekend of mischief but events take darker turn when Josh’s son reveals himself to be gay and another more imposing guest arrives, who seems to have something more sinister in mind.

If the Bates motel is fully booked, then this is the guest house for you. Directed with a touch of Hitchcockian suspense by Joe Ahearne, (best known for Doctor Who, Apparitions, The Replacement), it stars Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express (2017), TV’s Jekyll & Hyde, DaVinci’s Demons), Paul McGann (Withnail & I; Doctor Who), Sean Teale (TV’s Skins and Bryan  Singers’ new The Gifted TV series) and Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells). Blending Withnail And I with Psycho. B&B is an atmospheric thriller with darker twists waiting in the midnight shadows.

"B&B" is released to selected UK cinemas 23rd October and on UK DVD/VOD.

View the trailer...




Hellraiser 30th Anniversary - In UK Cinemas Friday 13th October

Audiences beware - Pinhead and his Cenobites are back! To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Clive Barker’s iconic horror masterpiece Hellraiser, the terrifying and gloriously gruesome hit film, is re-released in UK cinemas on Friday 13th October and Steelbook on 30th October. 


A couple, Larry (Andrew Robinson - Cobra, Star Trek : Deep Space Nine) and Julia (Claire Higgins - The Golden Compass, TV's The Worst Witch), move into an old house belonging to Larry’s family, to make a fresh start. Exploring the dilapidated house, Julia discover a hideous creature - Larry's half-brother Frank (Sean Chapman - TV's The Case), who is also Julia's former lover - hiding in the attic. Having lost his earthly body to other-worldly demons called the Cenobites after a ceremony with a strange golden puzzle box, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. Frank soon forces his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to complete his body in a bid to escape the clutches of the Cenobites… but the Cenobites have other plans for him.

Clive Barker’s debut film, a nightmarish vision of flesh ripping demons wreaking havoc on a suburban household, was unleashed on cinema audiences in 1987, and became a box office sensation, spawning numerous sequels, a legion of devoted fans and turning Pinhead and his Cenobites (“sado-masochists from beyond the grave” as Barker describes them) into horror icons alongside the likes of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.

Thirty years later and the film is as terrifying, nightmarish and gruesomely effective as ever - featuring wonderful central performances from Andrew Robinson (made famous as the Gemini killer in Dirty Harry) and Clare Higgins as the couple, whose life is torn apart when brother Frank appears in the attic and starts demanding flesh; Ashley Laurence (RED) makes a terrific horror heroine, attempting to send the Cenobites back to hell.

Barker’s taut, twisted script, adapted from his story The Hellbound Heart, coupled with his remarkably assured direction (belying the fact this was his debut) ensures a film dripping with dread, and bursting with inventive set pieces and bloody imagery -  including the appearance of the gruesome Cenobites, summoned by the infamous gold puzzle box, and their metal hooked torture devices.   

The 30th Anniversary re-release - appropriately on Friday 13th of October - gives audiences a chance to see it once more in all its gory big screen glory - and for the uninitiated to have their souls torn apart for the first time!

Look out for "Hellraiser" back in UK cinemas this October.

Channel Zero makes its UK DVD & BD debut October

"Channel Zero - Series One : Candle Cove", one of the most terrifying and talked about series of recent years, makes its UK DVD and BD debut this October thanks to Second Sight.

Child psychologist Mike Painter is growing increasingly suspicious that children’s TV show Candle Cove may have played a role in a series of nightmarish events from his childhood, including the disappearance of his twin brother in the summer of 1988. When Mike returns home to investigate what happened all those years ago, he soon discovers that whatever caused the horror before, may be happening again.

Inspired by a Creepypasta blog post by Kris Staub, Syfy’s spine-chilling six-part anthology series was created by Nick Antosca (Hannibal) and stars Paul Schneider (The Tunnel) and Abigail Pniowsky (Arrival). It has been critically acclaimed by TV and horror fans alike and now arrives for its UK home entertainment release on 9 October 2017.

This enthralling, spooky, unsettling series will  have you hiding behind the sofa.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Exclusive interview with creator Nick Antosca
• Deleted Scenes

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

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


PINION ARMAGEDDON festival 12th-16th Sept, New York...

Charles Pinion, the director behind the notorious shot-on-video features Twisted Issues, Red Spirit Lake and We Await invades New York for a week’s worth of events to promote his newest feature, "American Mummy" from Wild Eye Releasing.  This one week only east coast appearance by Pinion will include some extremely rare screenings that will be an absolute must for fans of macabre, transgressive and just plain weird cinema!

The events kick off Tuesday September 12th at Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, for a special 3-D screening of "American Mummy" as part of their 3-Delirium series. Then on Friday September 15th head to Superchief Gallery for a night of obscure cuts from Pinion’s sordid back catalogue, including his insanely obscure 1990s adult videos and a very rare screening of the completely uncensored cut of "Red Spirit Lake"

On Saturday September 16th meet Charles in a more intimate setting at NYC’s Forbidden Planet, where you can grab an autographed copy of Wild Eye Releasing’s Blu-ray or DVD release of "American Mummy" as well as some other rare Pinion pieces.  Then later that night head over to the legendary Cinema Village for a late night screening of "American Mummy".

And what would a trip to NYC be without a warm welcome from some of the cities most revered underground artists? Scooter McCrae’s newest short "Saint Frankenstein" will be supporting both American Mummy screenings and Tommy Turner (who appeared in Pinion’s Red Spirit Lake) will be presenting his little-seen 1985 short "The Magician" at the Superchief Gallery event.

Tuesday September 12th 9PM

"American Mummy" presented in 3-D, preceded by Scooter McCrae’s "Saint Frankenstein" at Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY. With Charles Pinion and Scooter McCrae in attendance.

*American Mummy’s only NYC area 3D screening!* Two kings of 1990s shot-on-video artsploitation team up to show off their new releases, both super-freaky takes on those old Universal Monsters tropes we know and love. Pinion’s American Mummy is a madcap blood-drenched desert romp that’s loaded with 3D gore effects, and Saint Frankenstein is McCrae’s profoundly creepy short film that asks about the Monster’s current whereabouts.  Even Andy Warhol would blush!

Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
2548 Central Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10710


Friday September 15th 7PM

“Charley Crow Exposed!” Special program of Pinion’s alleged Adult film career, plus "The Magician" and "Red Spirit Lake" UNCENSORED with Charles Pinion and Tommy Turner in attendance!

Time to put the rumors to rest! In the 1990s, Pinion’s alleged alias "Charley Crow", crafted a slew of Adult videos for Extreme Associates. Don't miss your only chance to see the specially-abbreviated versions of movies like "Apocalypse Babylon", "Archer’s Last Day", and of course "Cornhole Armageddon". With their alien mind control, zombie assassins, and startling strap-on surprises, these just might be the weirdest Adult movies ever made!  Plus "The Magician" and "Red Spirit Lake" UNCENSORED!
 
Superchief Gallery
1628 Jefferson Ave. Queens, NY 11385

Saturday September 16th 7PM

Forbidden Planet and Wild Eye Releasing present: American Mummy release party and signing with director Charles Pinion.

Blu-rays and standard DVDs of American Mummy will be available to purchase, as well as a small amount of limited edition self-released DVDs of Pinion's earlier films Red Spirit Lake, Twisted Issues and We Await. Also available, the BLOOD VIDEO Charles Pinion issue – get them all signed!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway New York, NY 10003

Saturday September 16th 11PM

"American Mummy" and "Saint Frankenstein" with Charles Pinion and Scooter McCrae in attendance.

American Mummy screens in 2D, again preceded by Scooter McCrae’s new short Saint Frankenstein - your last chance to catch them on the big screen in NYC. It’s a late night double dose of truly transgressive horror cinema … don’t miss it!

Cinema Village
22  East 12th Street New York, NY 10003








Wednesday, 6 September 2017

24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon announced by Wild Eye Releasing/Monster Movies

One for my US site readers, particularly those who live near Ohio. 

Wild Eye Releasing, a growing leader in independent cinema since 2008, in association with Midnight Monster Movies are hosting a day of splastastic, fantastic horror fun as they host a marathon of some of Wild Eye’s most popular releases.

The event, being held at the Gateway Film Center in Ohio on September 16/17, features a full 24 hours of the catalogue as well as dinner and breakfast.

With the assistance of Wild Eye president Rob Hauschild, who admits his product and practices are  unapologetically based on those of B-movie legend Roger Corman, organizer Bob Tesla has put together a slate of outrageously fun films including Asylum of Darkness (with cast and crew Q&A), erotic horror-comedy The Disco Exorcist, Donald Farmer’s Shark Exorcist and Tales of Poe starring genre legends Adrienne King and Caroline Williams.

The marathon features :

Tales of Poe
Caesar & Otto's Deadly Xmas
Frankenstein's Hungry Dead
Dinner Break: Tailgate Dinner Buffet
Queen Crab
Bigfoot: The Movie
Shark Exorcist
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated simultaneous double feature
Asylum of Darkness
The Disco Exorcist
Sodomaniac
Clownkill
Badass Monster Killer

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COLD MOON, in US theaters and VOD this October

From the writer of BEETLEJUICE and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS comes a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance this October with COLD MOON, in US theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin's are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.

Starring Josh Stewart (Shooter, The Dark Knight Rises), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, I am Not a Serial Killer), Robbie Kay (Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides), Candy Clark (Twin Peaks, Zodiac) with Tommy Wiseau (The Room), Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2), and Laura Cayouette (Django : Unchained) co-star.

View the trailer on YouTube

 

Fright-Rag Releases Stephen King's IT, HALLOWEEN & HELLRAISER III Collections

Before Pennywise returns in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT, Fright-Rags has teamed with original artist Robert Giusti to bring the novel's haunting cover art to apparel for the first time ever. It's available on T-shirts, baseball tees, and hoodies.


What makes the IT release even more special is that $5 from every shirt sold during its first print run will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund. 

Rob Zombie's Halloween celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, and Fright-Rags commemorates the event with a new collection of shirts. Michael Myers silently stalks on four new designs, including one that glows in the dark


Fright-Rags offers the heights of ecstasy with the Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth collection. Three new tees - all highlighting the unmistakable visage of Pinhead - are available, along with the poster artwork reworked as a shirt design.


IT, Rob Zombie's Halloween, and Hellraiser III collections on sale now at Fright-Rags.com.

Stay tuned for more September releases, including John Carpenter's Halloween, Trick 'r Treat, and General Mills monster cereals apparel!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 13th edition

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up of its 2017 edition, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, guested screenings and special events each year. 


 As previously announced, Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date will open the festival on Thursday 12 October and will be followed by a Q&A with guests yet to be revealed. Director Simeon Halligan will present his film Habit and will be joined on stage by producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and lead actor Elliot Langridge. Dick Maas (Amsterdamned, Saint) will also attend the festival to present the UK Premiere of Prey, the ferociously funny tale of a man-eating lion terrorising Amsterdam. The cast for the live stage reading of unmade Hammer script, Zeppelin v Pterodactyls, the centrepiece of the festival’s last day, will be announced at a later stage.

Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £65 until 10AM on Tuesday 12 September at which time individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £75 will be made available. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com 

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham. 

The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2017 is available below: 

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 

7.30PM DOUBLE DATE + Special Guests
Dir. Benjamin Barfoot, 2017 (UK) with Danny Morgan & Michael Socha 

10PM M.F.A.
Dir. Natalia Leite, 2017 (US) with Francesca Eastwood & Clifton Collins Jr.  

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 

3.30PM BITCH
Dir. Marianna Palka, 2017 (US) with Jaime King & Jason Ritter 

5.30PM 68 KILL
Dir. Trent Haaga, 2017 (US) with Matthew Gray Gubler & AnnaLynne McCord 

7.30PM HABIT + Special Guests Simeon Halligan, Rachel Richardson-Jones & Elliot
Langridge
Dir. Simeon Halligan, 2017 (UK) with Elliot Langridge & Jessica Barden
 
10PM FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III: 3D
Dir. Steve Miner, 1982 (US) with Dana Kimmell & Tracie Savage
 
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER
 
12PM TAG
Dir. Sion Sono, 2015 (JAP) with Reina Triendl & Mariko Shinoda
 
1.45PM A DAY - UK PREMIERE
Dir. Sun-ho Cho, 2017 (ROK) with Myung-min Kim & Eun-hyung Jo
 
3.30PM MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
Dir. Ana Asensio, 2017 (US) with Ana Asensio & Natasha Romanova
 
6PM MAYHEM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Dir. Various, 2017 (International)
 
8.30PM PREY + Special Guest Dick Maas
Dir. Dick Maas, 2016 (NL) with Mark Frost & Sophie Van Winden
 
11PM SUSPIRIA The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k (shown in 2k)
Dir. Dario Argento, 1977 (ITA) with Jessica Harper & Stefania Casini

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER
 
12PM TOP KNOT DETECTIVE
Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce, 2017 (AUS/JAP) with Toshi Okuzaki & Mayu
Iwasaki
 
1.45PM RIFT
Dir. Erlingur Thoroddsen, 2017 (ICE) with Björn Stefánsson & Sigurður Þór Óskarsson
 
4PM The Flinterrogation Hosted by author David Flint.
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5PM ZEPPELIN V PTERODACTYLS – A live stage reading of a legendary lost Hammer
production
With thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research
Centre at DeMontfort University.
 
7.45PM MAYHEM
Dir. Joe Lynch, 2017 (US) with Steven Yeun & Samara Weaving
 
9.30PM DEAD SHACK
Dir. Peter Ricq, 2017 (CAN) with Lizzie Boys & Cameron Andres

 For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com 

 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

"The Transfiguration" - UK BD review

A troubled young teenager with an overriding obsession about vampires is the subject of Director Michael O’Shea’s feature film debut “The Transfiguration”, which is out now on UK DVD and Blu-Ray.

Set in Queens, New York. Young Milo (Eric Ruffin) is a 14 year old black kid, who lives with his older brother in a decidedly rough neighbourhood. With no friends and still traumatised by his mothers death, he spends his entire time watching vampire films and reading books about vampire lore.

But then he meets a similarly troubled teen, Sophie (Chloe Revine), who’s just moved into her uncle’s apartment upstairs and the two quickly begin to bond. But Milo isn’t all he appears to be and unbeknown to her, has been taking his obsession with vampires a little too far…

Not what you would call an action film, this is very much a slow-burner, which lets the characters and story develop slowly over the course of the film. Indeed for the most part, it’s essentially a drama about a troubled teen befriending an abused kid, with the whole vampire thing being little more than a sub-plot.

But there is this whole dark element hanging over the story, in which you never really know how far Milo is going to go with this vampire thing with Sophie, who’s only exposure to vampires has been the Twilight films (which this film takes great delight in taking a sideways swipe at).

Extras on the disc include…


Filmmakers’ audio commentary track, with Writer/Director Michael O’Shea and Producer Susan Leber

Making of feature (10mins) – Director Michael O’Shea, Producer Susan Leber discuss how the film took shape and actors talk Eric Ruffin and Chloe Revine discuss their characters, along with other members of the crew.

Deleted scenes. A couple of scenes cut from the film Two scenes, one set in a Deli and one in the East Village area are presented with directors introuduction.

Extended scenes. The scenes with Milo and Sophie talking at the bus stop and an extended end scene where Sophie is reading Milo’s letter are shown in full with directors introduction.

Trailer  Lastly the film’s theatrical trailer is included on the disc.

I was sent the Blu-Ray to review, but the DVD release apparently contains the exact same extras on.

If you enjoyed “Let the Right One In”, or George Romero’s “Martin”, of which this film shares similar themes, then you will probably enjoy this. Look out for Troma films president Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger) who has a minor role as a homeless man.

"The Transfiguration" is out now on UK BD and DVD from Thunderbird releasing.
  
Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk 

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk