Wednesday, 21 June 2017

UK trailer released for FINAL RECALL, starring Wesley Snipes

Signature entertainment present the UK trailer for the forthcoming sci-fi thriller FINAL RECALL starring Wesley Snipes. Check it out below...


A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above, and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack, explaining that this day has been prophesized for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover.

DVD Extras:
LOCATIONS AND SETS
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP
FINAL RECALL INCEPTION

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

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Dark Thriller 'Bluebeard' - UK Premiere 10 July

South Korea has become known for its gripping thrillers featuring psychopaths and serial killers yet Bluebeard offers something new as its mysteries unfold through the eyes of an increasingly unreliable narrator...


In a town with a history of unsolved murders, neurotic doctor Seung-hoon is given cause to believe the residents of the butcher shop he lives above are processing more than just meat after spotting a bloody bag and over-hearing a half mumbled confession. Could the creepy butchers possibly be a pair of serial killers or is the doctor losing his mind? In psychological thriller Bluebeard, director Lee Soo-yeon (The Uninvited) lays a trail of gruesome hints to keep the truth just out of reach of her paranoid protagonist.

Shouldering the burden of a plot rife with dramatic twists and chilling turns, lead actor Cho Jin-woong, recognisable to UK audiences from his role in Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, provides a multifaceted performance as the fear-gripped doctor.

He’s ably supported by the superbly sinister duo of Kim Dae-myeong (Inside Men) and veteran actor Shin Koo (Christmas in August) as his ominous butcher-shop neighbours.

With Bluebeard, director Lee Soo-yeon utilises the cramped, claustrophobic environments of a city that’s simmering under a history of serial killings and unsolved murders to expertly crank up the tension until the film’s shocking finale.

The London Korean Film Festival 2017 presents Bluebeard at Regent Street Cinema, Monday 10 July and Arts Picturehouse Cambridge, Monday 24 July.

Tickets: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bluebeard/
Twitter: @koreanfilmfest

Silently Within Your Shadow - Now on Amazon Prime

Following an international run at close to 50 festivals and a 10-venue tour of London, Scott Lyus’ haunting psychological horror short Silently Within Your Shadow is finally available to the public, Exclusively via Amazon Prime.

Penned by Lyus and starring Sophie Tergeist, Byron Fernandes, and horror icon Bill Moseley (The Devils Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Silently Within Your Shadow tells the tale of Lucette, a budding young ventriloquist, and her struggles with an unconventional love triangle. 

Her boyfriend, Jace, becomes increasingly concerned about the state of their relationship as tensions heighten among himself, Lucette, and her partner in pine, Hugo. To Jace, Hugo is just an inanimate doll, but to Lucette Hugo is so much more and might possibly be more real than anyone could imagine.

Hugo is voiced by Moseley, who brings a stark sense of dread and darkness to Lucette’s perturbing puppet, who makes Slappy, Annabelle, Chucky, et al feel pretty wooden by comparison.

Lyus, and the same team that helped bring this film to life, are just about to drop their latest short, Echoes of the Passed, on the horror world, which you can keep up-to-date with over on Twitter and check out the official trailer here. So while you wait for Lyus’ next horror offering, check out the award winning Silently Within Your Shadow, which we know will pull a few of your strings.

View it online at Amazon.co.uk

View it online at Amazon.com



 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Horror Channel (UK) brings murder and mayhem to Saturday nights in July

Horror Channel has five prime-time Saturday night film premieres in July including the UK premiere of Brad Parker’s chilling disaster horror CHERNOBYL DIARIES. The film is written and produced by Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his ground-breaking thriller Paranormal Activity. 


There are also network premieres for Todd Lincoln’s supernatural spine-tingler THE APPARITION, starring Tom Felton, Don Coscarelli’s surreal cult classic PHANTASM, David Jung’s paranormal found-footage soul-shaker THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING and Andrew Paquin’s murderous home-invasion debut OPEN HOUSE co-starring his sister Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

Full details of premieres in transmission order:

Sat 1 July @ 21:00 –CHERNOBYL DIARIES (2012) *UK TV Premiere


A group of young tourists (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley), hoping for an adventure off the beaten path, hires an extreme-tour guide. In spite of warnings, the tour guide takes the sightseers to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, once home to workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant but abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. After briefly exploring the ghost town, the tourists find themselves stranded -- and worse, they are not alone.

Sat 8 July @ 21:00 –THE APPARITION (2012) *Network Premiere

Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they run. Desperate, Kelly and Ben turn to a paranormal researcher (Tom Felton), but even with his aid, it may already be too late to save themselves from the terrifying presence

Sat 15 July @ 23:00 –PHANTASM (1979) *Network Premiere


The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere.

Sat 22 July @ 23:00 –THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING *Network Premiere

Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn't believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the centre of the experiment in the hope of proving that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go. Also stars Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana and Julie McNiven.


Sat 29 July @ 22:45 –OPEN HOUSE (2010) *Network Premiere

Alice (Rachel Blanchard) is just going through a divorce from Josh (Stephen Moyer) and has her house on the market. Unknown to her, a murderous couple, David (Brian Geraghty) and his accomplice Lila (Tricia Helfer), has sneaked in and hidden. When Alice returns, instead of killing her, David takes her captive, locking her up in the crawlspace in the basement. He wants to keep her alive but doesn’ttellLila. Whilst the psychotic couple engage in a sex and kill-spree with anyone visiting the house, Alice begins to understand the strange bond between her captors and David's interest in her…

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 / Freeview 70

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Monday, 19 June 2017

AMERICAN GODS - Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download on JULY 31ST

One of the most striking, controversial and utterly absorbing TV events of the year becomes the home entertainment hit of the summer as AMERICAN GODS comes to Blu-ray and DVD from July 31st, 2017, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL.


When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the centre of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it. 

Based on the critically acclaimed international best-selling book by Neil Gaiman (‘The Sandman’, ‘Coraline’), AMERICAN GODS comes to Blu-ray, DVD and digital download via TV powerhouse showrunners Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Heroes, screenwriter of Logan, Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049)

With an all-star cast that includes Ricky Whittle (The 100, Hollyoaks) as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday; Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) as Mad Sweeney.


An epic tale rooted in an alien and yet familiar landscape, AMERICAN GODS represents a perfect storm of creativity that sees Fuller and Green at the dizzying height of their powers. Alongside Gaiman himself, they’ve brought a world to screen that is the stuff the most fantastical, shocking and absolutely riveting box set dreams are made of.


Bonus features include...

-San Diego Comic-Con Panel Footage (
53:24) 
-Ian McShane Interview (11:32) 
-Ricky Whittle & Emily Browning Interview (12:53) 
-American Gods Origins with Neil Gaiman (15:00) 
-Bruce Langley Interview (7:08) 
-Ian McShane & Ricky Whittle Interview (10:30) 
-Book Vs Show (4:17)
-New Gods (
5:13) 
-Old Gods (7:23) 
-What is American Gods? (4:43)  

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

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

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







"From A House On Willow Street" on UK DVD & Digital 17th July

The Last Exorcism meets Don’t Breathe in this tense and terrifying horror film that sees a criminal gang discovering that hell hath no fury like a kidnapped woman who’s been possessed by an ancient, demonic force.

After a young woman, Katherine, is kidnapped, her captors videotape her and send the tape to her parents asking for a ransom. Getting no reply, they go back to Katherine’s house where they find her parents are dead.

Unfortunately there is more to Katherine than meets the eye - she has been possessed by an ancient evil which is now intent on turning the tables on her tormentors, who soon come to realize that, in fact, they may be the ones in danger. 

Starring Carlyn Burchell as the formidably fearsome Katherine, a hapless victim turned horrific foe, and genre favourite Sharni Vinson, star of You’re Next and the brilliant 2013 remake of Patrick. "From A House On Willow Street" mixes the thrills of Don’t Breath and The Collector, with the supernatural chills of The Last Exorcism, and the weird and wild single location terrors of The Void - and is executed with devilish assurance by horror director Alastair Orr, the man behind the cult 2011 creature feature Indigenous.

"From A House On Willow Street" is released to UK DVD and Digital outlets July 17th from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

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


 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

THE UNTAMED - Coming to UK Cinemas 18th Aug from Arrow

Celebrated filmmaker Amat Escalante follows up his critically lauded features Heli and Los Bastardos with the award-winning The Untamed, which critics have called “ferociously intelligent” (Jonathan Romney, Screen) and “brilliant, frightening” (Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage).


 Alejandra is a housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of the mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath. 

Escalante’s film mixes Lovecraftian science fiction with social commentary as he tackles themes including corruption and social injustice, a mix that has won acclaim including the Silver Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and Best Director at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

The Untamed comes to selected UK cinemas 18th August from Arrow Films

Also releasing on DVD and Blu-ray September 25th from Arrow Academy

Friday, 16 June 2017

A new horror icon rises with "Bonejangles" this July

This July, Wild Eye Releasing lets loose the next iconic movie monster!


While transporting the legendary killer Bonejangles, a group of police break down in a town cursed with monsters, and must release him to survive!

Reggie Bannister, Elissa Dowling, Kelly Misek, Jr., Julia Cavanaugh, Devin Toft, Jamie Scott Gordon, Lawrence Wayne Curry, and Hannah Richter star in a Brett DeJager film, written by Keith Melcher.

View the trailer...

Bonejangles stalks US VOD outlets from July 18.


LIFE - on UK BD & DVD from July 31

Experience extraterrestrial life like you’ve never seen before, in the heart-pounding sci-fi thriller LIFE, debuting on digital July 17 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD July 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Skydance Productions. 

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) star as a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station who discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. 

Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada (Wolverine), Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One), and Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others), the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and written by Deadpool screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Hailed by critics as a “non-stop thrill ride, with high stakes, terror, and intense moments around every corner” (Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com), LIFE also features the ultimate twist ending.

Packed with bonus materials, the Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of LIFE include deleted scenes, three behind-the-scenes featurettes and the never before seen “Astronaut Diaries”. In “Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space,” director Daniel Espinosa and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick take fans through their dynamic approach to creating the tense cinematic thriller. 

Fans dive deep into the scientific reasoning behind the creation of Calvin and learn why it inspires wonder and fear in “Creating Life: The Art and Reality of Calvin.” In “Life: In Zero G,” the cast and crew dive into the challenges of filming an entire film mimicking zero gravity. Finally, in “Astronaut Diaries,” Rory Adams, Miranda North and Hugh Derry reveal their inner most feelings about their mission and life, in video diaries pulled directly from the station.

Buy the UK UHD BD from Amazon.co.uk

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk


Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Autopsy of Jane Doe - UK DVD review

CSI meets The Conjuring in director Andre Ovredal’s “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” which comes to UK digital outlets and on BD and DVD this month from Lionsgate.

Set in a small town in Virginia, the Sheriff drops off the body of an unknown girl at the funeral home of Tommy Tilden (Brian Cox – Manhunter, Red, Trick r Treat), who also happens to be the town’s coroner.

Found at the scene of a mass murder, with no obvious sign of death, they ask if he can work late and try to identify her and find out what killed her. But as the examination gets underway Tommy and his son Austin (Emile Hirsch – Killer Joe, Alpha Dog) find this is no ordinary case.

The body seems perfectly preserved, but appears to have been dead for some time. Also, whilst the outside of the body has no visible marks, the inside appears the have been carved up and burned.

But these anomalous findings turn out to be the least of their worries. As the autopsy continues, strange things start happening at the morgue. The lights go out, bodies go missing from the cooler, strange figures are glimpsed in the next room, only to find no one there upon closer inspection and they find themselves trapped in examination room with something attacking them in the dark. Is there something evil at work, or is it in there imaginations?

A decidedly chilling horror tale, featuring a good cast, which is part cop drama, part supernatural thriller. If you liked The Conjuring, Insidious or Ouija, you should love this.

I was sent the DVD to review which, extras wise, included a 5min interview with director Andre Ovredal, conducted by Journalist Alan Jones, recorded at the 2016 Frightfest. Which is the same that can be found on the BD release.

"The Autopsy of Jane Doe" is released to UK Disc and Digital outlets June 26th from Lionsgate.

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

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Personal Shopper - On UK Disc and Digital July

Kristen Stewart (American Ultra) delivers the performance of her career in the literally haunting PERSONAL SHOPPER, arriving on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD this July courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

An ethereal and mysterious ghost story as much as it is a meditation on grief and isolation, PERSONAL SHOPPER follows Maureen (Stewart), a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

From Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, PERSONAL SHOPPER was met with near-universal critical acclaim following its theatrical release earlier this year. Original, compelling and with a game-changing central performance at its heart, PERSONAL SHOPPER is one of the essential home entertainment releases of the summer and a film that will continue to grow in reputation for many years to come.

PERSONAL SHOPPER, is released to UK digital platforms July 10th, and on UK Blu-ray and DVD from July 17th courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

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

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

  

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet, & House of 1000 Corpses merch from Fright-Rags

When there's no more room in your closet, Fright-Rags will continue to release killer apparel! New merchandise from Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet, and House of 1000 Corpses is available now.



 First up is a line of shirts from the George A. Romero classic, Dawn of the Dead. It features a comic book-style design by Nathan Thomas Milliner, a depiction of zombie Flyboy by Sam Coyne, and the film's classic logo. Enamel pins are also in stock.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hatchet, Adam Green's throwback to the golden age of slasher flicks. Fright-Rags commemorates the occasion with gory artwork by Ralf Krause, available on shirts, baseball tees, hoodies, and 18x24 posters.

Fright-Rags dares to enter House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie's directorial debut. Artists Ralf Krause, Scarecrowoven, and Marc Shoenbach offer colorful takes on Captain Spaulding, Otis, Dr. Satan, and the rest of the gang for new tees. Fans will also be happy to know that The Devil's Rejects merchandise is in the works.

Dawn of the Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, and Hatchet collections are on sale now and can be purchased at Fright-Rags.com.

Check back with Fright-Rags this Saturday, June 17, for a Midnight Madness Tee available exclusively for 24 hours. It's part man, part machine, all cop.

IN EXTREMIS - World Premiere at East End Film Festival - Sat 17th June

Steve Stone's (Entity, Schism) third feature, the supernatural thriller "In Extremis" will be receiving its world premiere Saturday the 17th June at the East End film festival, this Saturday, 17th June.

Synopsis
Alex is a man with everything – the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again. Within hours of his return a cataclysmic storm threatens to destroy everything around them.

Isolated without power or phones this loving family descends into a nightmare of terror, violence and visions that threaten their very existence. In the confusion of past and present, Alex and his family have to face the real nature of the events – are they real or imagined? What if every parent’s nightmare is happening to them?

Starring David O'Hara (Braveheart, The Departed, Luther) and Isabelle Allen, whose face took to the spotlight when she took on the role of young Cosette in 2012's big screen adaptation of Les Misérables, "In Extremis" is a dark tale of a toxic world.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the End End Festival Website.

Monday, 12 June 2017

TSUNAMBEE Stings US VOD This June!

This is gonna sting a little.

From Wild Eye Releasing comes the ultimate buzz kill Tsunambee, premiering on US VOD 13th June.

View the trailer...

 

After a catastrophe strikes Los Angeles, survivors face an even greater threat, thousands of giant killer bees, ushering in the end of the world!

Writer/Director Milko Davis's ferociously fun ode to golden age creature makes its digital debut June 13!




Mayhem Film Festival - calls for short films and launches Early Bird passes

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2017, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October.


Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem are also now on the look-out for short films for the ever popular ‘Scary Shorts’ section of their programme. Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the ‘Scary Shorts’ remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival’s schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and programmers for the festival are accepting local, national and international entries.

Filmmakers can submit their entry for free until midnight on Friday 18 August. To submit your short film, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017 and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year’s edition. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

 

Saw meets The Fugitive in THE ANSWER on US VOD

High Octane Pictures will release The Answer, an exhilarating new sci-fi thriller from Iqbal Ahmed, onto US VOD this July.


The Answer tells of an introverted young man that - after an attack- must follow clues left by his dead parents in order to figure out who is after him - and who he really is. Austin Hébert, Alexis Carra, and David S. Lee star. 

View the trailer below...


The Answer premieres at US VOD 11th July

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Resident Evil : The Final Chapter - UK DVD review


Milla Jovovich returns as Alice for one last battle in this sixth and final outing in the Resident Evil franchise, which comes to UK Disc June 12 from Sony.

Picking up after the events of “Retribition”, Alice is forced to return to the ruins of Racoon City, where evil corporate scientist Albert Wesker has set up shop in the old Umbrella Hive.

However, she also discovers what few human survivors remain in the desolate city are facing a new threat, from hundreds of undead who are being lured there by Umbrella corp soldiers.

So the scene is set for a series of massive zombie battles as Alice tries to help the survivors defend against the new zombie threat whilst figuring out how to break into the hive and take out Wesker once and for all.

A satisfying conclusion to the Resident Evil films, if you loved the other movies you'll defintely want to pick this one up. 

I was sent the DVD to review, which contains the following special features, which all feature interviews with the director, cast and crew...

Disc 1
Explore the Hive (4:08)
The Women of Resident Evil (6:17) 

Disc 2
Directing the final chapter (4;50)  
Rola as Cobalt (3:26)
From script to screen (9:32)

The Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D 4K Ultra HD and Digital Bonus Materials inlcude all of the above, but also include..
Retaliation Mode Featurete
Sneak Peek: Resident Evil: Vendetta
“Stunts & Weaponry” Featurette 

Resident Evil : The Final Chapter is out on UK disc June 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 

Buy the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk 


Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk 

Buy the UK 3D BD from Amazon.co.uk 

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Arrow Video - September Press Release

Arrow Video have just revealed their September line up of UK horror titles.
  
The Ghoul - on BD and DVD on 4 September

From executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire) comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller.

Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague – and former girlfriend – Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect’s psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult…

The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) / Standard Definiton DVD presentation
Original 5.1 audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the hard-of-hearing
Filmmakers’ commentary
Interviews with the cast and crew
The Baron, a 2013 short film by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!, Sightseers)
Trailer

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:
Booklet featuring writing on the film by Adam Scovell, author of Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange

Pre-order the BD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the DVD from Amazon.co.uk


The Suspicious Death of a Minor - on Dual Format BD + DVD on 11 September
 
The final of Serdio Martino’s six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing ‘poliziotteschi’ crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk…

Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colours of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino’s filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
New interviews with director Sergio Martino and cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
 
FIRST PRESSING ONLY:
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Barry Forshaw

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


Kill, Baby… Kill! - on Dual Format BD + DVD on 11 September 2017

From Director Mario Bava. In the early 20th century, pathologist Dr Paul Eswai (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart - The Last Man on Earth) is summoned to a remote Carpathian village to perform an autopsy on a woman who died under mysterious circumstances. 

With the locals convinced they are being haunted by the spirit of a young girl who died years ago, can the steadfastly rational doctor find a logical explanation to the strange goings-on… or will his rational beliefs be destroyed by the dark secret that lies within the crumbling walls of the ancient Villa Graps?

Co-starring the unforgettable Erika Blanc (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, So Sweet… So Perverse), Kill, Baby… Kill! arrived at the tail-end of the golden age of Italian horror and is regarded by many as Bava’s masterpiece..

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

Restored 2K high definition digital transfer
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava – All the Colors of the Dark
The Devil’s Daughter: Mario Bava and the Gothic Child, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
Kill, Bava, Kill!, an interview with assistant director Lamberto Bava
Yellow, Semih Tareen’s short film homage to the cinema of Mario Bava
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

FIRST PRESSING ONLY:
Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic Travis Crawford

Pre-order the BD/DVD combo from Amazon.co.uk

Saturday, 10 June 2017

A DARK SONG starring Steve Oram on UK DVD & Download 14th Aug

Hellraiser meets The Descent in this macabre, mind-bending horror, with Sightseers star Steve Oram as an occult practitioner dabbling in the far reaches of evil, in a dazzling debut from director Liam Gavin.

Sophia is grief-stricken and overwhelmed with sadness since the untimely death of her son. In a desperate attempt to achieve some form of closure, she reaches out to Solomon, an occultist with experience in an ancient invocation ritual that Sophia believes will allow her to make contact with her deceased child.

Locked away in a remote country house, the pair undergo a long and arduous ritual, risking both their mental and physical safety as they attempt to access a world beyond their understanding.

But when Solomon finds out that Sophia has not been truthful about her wish, a greater danger threatens them. In the dark, they find that they are no longer alone in the house. They are now in the world of real angels, and real demons.

View the trailer on YouTube
VOD 31st July 2017
DVD 14th Aug. 2017
Download 14th Aug. 2017 

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

 

 

"KUSO" to be released on Shudder

Shudder has acquired the North American and UK/Ireland rights to musician Flying Lotus’s psych-out nightmare KUSO. The film, which made a buzzy debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, will be available on the premium thriller, suspense and horror video streaming service from 21 July.

KUSO marks the feature directorial debut from Steve Ellison, better known as music producer, DJ and rapper Flying Lotus. Ellison’s name has become synonymous with creative innovation, having released five seminal studio albums, a slew of audio-visual marvels and, in the process, gaining two Grammy nominations including one for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Viewers travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived, experiencing a hallucination that feels like David Cronenberg meeting Ren & Stimpy. 

Using music, special effects and animation to take a unique look at the dark history of America, KUSO brings different characters and stories to the screen, and features a predominantly black cast. As an artist, renaissance man and auteur in the making, Steve’s work has been compared to the work of David Lynch and Matthew Barney.

Produced by Eddie Alcazar, and featuring Hannibal Buress (NEIGHBORS, Broad City), Anders Holm (Workaholics, The Mindy Project), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Eastbound and Down), and iconic Funk musician George Clinton, the film also includes an original score and musical collaborations with Aphex Twin and Akira Yamaoka.

KUSO is the latest all-rights acquisition for Shudder, following recent premieres of critically acclaimed meta-slasher LAKE BODOM and Nordic-noir-meets-woodland-horror series JORDSKOTT. With multiple exclusives premiering on the service every month alongside a rapidly expanding collection of genre favorites, Shudder is deeply committed to bringing the best of horror and thriller to all of its members


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Friday, 9 June 2017

Arrow Video Club present 80's Summer Camp Slash-a-thon at the Prince Charles Cinema!

Arrow Video Club are hosting an all night 80's Summer Camp Slash-a-thon later this month at the Prince Charles Cinema in London!

Saturday 24th June 2017 / 21.30pm onwards. 

4 Films + 1 Mystery Film

Please see below for full details as decribed on the Prince Charles Cinema website. For more information or to purchase tickets, please head HERE

Bring your sleeping bag and get ready to camp down for the night around the bonfire as Arrow Video Club presents a PCC all-nighter of some of their finest 80s Summer Slasher movies.

From the classic The Burning, featuring fantastic SFX from legendary Tom Savini, through to lesser-known (but no less enjoyable) titles such as The Mutilator and Madman, Arrow Video promise a full night of splatterific gore, inventive deaths, sexy jacuzzi scenes and camp hijinks. Plus, there will be an additional RARE screening of a MYSTERY title of a forthcoming, but still to be announced, Arrow Video release.  

Arrow Video staff will be on hand all evening with spot prize giveaways, party pranks and a selection of Arrow Video goodies for sale, plus more surprises, guests and more to be announced.

The Burning (1981)

Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early 80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning, the notorious video nasty!

When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he’s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge.

With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare. 

Madman (1981)

Gather around the campfire, and hear the tale of Madman Marz an ill-tempered farmer who, one dark night, chopped up his wife and two children into pieces. When the locals learned of his heinous crimes, they exacted revenge sinking an axe into his head and hanging him from a nearby tree. But the next day, Marz’s body was gone...

Thus the camp counsellor finishes his tale, closing with the warning never to say Marz’s name above a whisper, lest the hideously-deformed farmer comes looking for them. Naturally, the first thing that one of the young campers does is calls out Marz’s name precipitating a terrifying night of murder, mayhem and sexy Jacuzzi vignettes!

Inspired by the same Cropsey urban legend which informed 1981’s The Burning and starring Dawn of the Dead’s Gaylen Ross (appearing under the pseudonym Alexis Dubin), Madman stands as one of the finest offerings from the golden age of hack’n‘slash.

The Mutilator (1984)

They don t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!

When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago... hasn’t he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind...

Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the holy grails of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II).

Blood Rage (1987)

What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. Why, it’s Blood Rage of course!

Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalised, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing’s for sure, there will be blood and rage!

Shot in 1983 but not released until 1987, Blood Rage (re-cut and shown in theatres as Nightmare at Shadow Woods) is a gloriously gruesome slice of 80s slasher heaven now lovingly restored from original vault elements.

Mystery Film (?)

The final film will be a forthcoming Arrow Video slasher release, which has still yet to be announced

For more information or to purchase tickets, please head HERE



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Wesley Snipes FINAL RECALL on UK Disc and Digital August.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers meets Predator in this thrilling sci-fi actioner starring the legendary Wesley Snipes as a kick-ass alien hunter who takes no prisoners. 

A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above, and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack, explaining that this day has been prophesized for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover. 

Action superstar Wesley Snipes, in his first leading role since 2012’s cult hit Gallowwalkers, returns to the screen as The Hunter, a character as memorable as his iconic title role in the Blade films. Here, Snipes has a hell of good time as a no-nonsense survivalist trying to stop aliens from taking over planet Earth, and attempting to convince a cabin full of teens what is at stake - basically, the end of humanity.

Featuring genuinely creepy creatures and dazzling effects, flying saucers, alien abductions, attractive young actors being picked off one by one, and Snipes charging around the woods in army gear, with a pump-action shotgun, blasting at black-eyed beasties - FINAL RECALL has the lot.

DVD/BD Extras:
LOCATIONS AND SETS
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP
FINAL RECALL INCEPTION

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

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