Friday, 25 May 2018

GRIMM UP NORTH ANNOUNCES A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO


I am sure if you are reading this, George A. Romero would need no introduction.

On 16th July 2017, the Horror genre lost one of its true icons with the passing of George A. Romero.

Film Review: MOM AND DAD (2017)


MOM AND DAD **** USA 2017 Dir: Brian Taylor. 86 mins

Here’s what you get when one half of the filmmaking duo behind the CRANK movies unleashes an inversion of the concept behind THE CHILDREN: here, an epidemic of ambiguous origin causes parents across America to literally want to kill their own kids. It’s a feature-length extension of all those fleeting, loss of control parental moments in which an empty but rage-infused “I’m gonna kill you” is threatened, and its subversive tone is set by a suitably disarming title sequence suggesting some forgotten 1970’s American sitcom-from-Hell.

1980's ITALIAN CULT CLASSIC TO BE REMADE


Dustin Ferguson, Director of "Nemesis 5" and Editor of SLEEPAWAY CAMP IV recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise initial funds for production on GHOSTHOUSE.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

RELIVE THE ERA OF VHS IN 'VHS LIVES: A SCHLOCKUMENTARY'



The new VHS documentary brought to you by Vestra Pictures directed and produced by Tony Newton producer of “Grindsploitation 1, 2,3, 4, 5 and 666, ”, 60 Seconds to Die, “Virus of the Dead” and “Trashsplotation”.

Film Review: FORWARD (2016)


FORWARD *** Mexico 2016 Dir: Henry Bedwell 92 mins

FORWARD is one of those films that hooks you in from the beginning and won't let go even after the credits have rolled. A bold statement for sure but in this case it is true as this film sticks in my mind. The film follows two assassins who have been assigned the task of taking down a target who had the audacity of messing around with their bosses new girlfriend.

'GRAY MATTER' CRASH LANDS WITH HELP FROM INDICAN PICTURES


Indican Pictures have recently released the Matchbox Pictures production GRAY MATTER.

The film was written and directed by Greg A. Sager. In the film, friendly alien forces crash land on Earth. They hope to intervene as another alien race wages war against humanity.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

HORROR SEQUEL NEEDS YOUR HELP


THE SLASHENING (review here) was made back in 2015 and the sequel is currently being made. The sequel titled SLASHENING 2: THE FINAL BEGINNING, is currently halfway through shooting but now really needs you..the horror fans...to help make this a fully fledged film.

SEVERIN FILMS SET TO RELEASE ITALIAN TERMINATOR


Severin Films have a treat for genre fans this May as they get set to release SHOCKING DARK on Blu-ray.

Film Review: GHOST HOUSE (2017)


GHOST HOUSE * USA / Thailand 2017 Dir: Rich Ragsdale 89 mins

This dated, resolutely unfrightening attempt to jump-start the corpse of early 2000’s J-horror-inspired supernatural horror blows its load in the opening minutes with a brazen ghostly assault on a young woman in an alleyway.

Film Review: HANGMAN (2017)


HANGMAN ** USA 2017 Dir: Johnny Martin 98 mins

Grieving NYPD detective Karl Urban teams up with retired, Latin crossword-solving homicide veteran Al Pacino to catch the psychopathic mastermind “playing a game” of hangman around the city, creatively posing his victims and carving a specific letter on each body.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

EVERYONE IS A SCIENCE PROJECT IN SCI-FI HORROR 'SOFT MATTER'


Wild Eye Releasing are set to bring SOFT MATTER to DVD and VOD this May, a film that is described as THE SHAPE OF WATER meets GET OUT.

SCREAM QUEEN STARS IN 'THE HAUNTING OF MIA MOSS'



Unreality and in Association with "C" Word Productions scare up the frights in the new horror film, THE HAUNTING OF MIA MOSS.

ARTSPLOITATION FILMS ACQUIRES BLOODY FAIRY TALE 'SNOWFLAKE'


Artsploitation Films has acquired the U.S. rights to SNOWFLAKE, The Most Fucked Up German Fairy Tale Since The Brothers Grimm.

Film Review: DEMON PROTOCOL (2018)


DEMON PROTOCOL *** U.S.A. 2018 Dir: Kelly Parks 60 mins

For everything that happens in the world there is a protocol and that includes when it comes to demons. In this fast paced  60 minute movie a team from a shadowy religious group known only as the order, come to help out a couple who's house has been terrorized by the evil.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

ARROW VIDEO MAY 2018 RELEASE SCHEDULE


Arrow Video have released their schedule for May 2018 and it is full of cult favourites available on DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases. Below you will find the May 2018 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

If you missed what Arrow Video released in April 2018 you can find all the details HERE.

Film Review: TEMPUS TORMENTUM (2018)


TEMPUS TORMENTUM ** Canada 2018 Dir: James Rewucki 82 mins

A drifter simply known as Mr Mouse wanders in to a town where he is confronted by 3 antagonists that look like they have borrowed masks from the band Slipknot. Through this story of cat (antagonists) and mouse (Mr Mouse) we see Mr Mouse go from scene to scene that is predominantly shot in the dark.

UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL WANTS YOUR FILMS TO SCREEN


Sodom & Chimera Productions, known for their experimental features and short films, is inviting likeminded filmmakers to Europe this September with the inception of the Steel City Underground Film Festival (SCUFF).

Saturday, 5 May 2018


Franchise Corner Entry: RING


Note:

It’s impossible to truly pin down which films constitute the “RING” franchise. RINGU itself was preceded by a TV movie adaptation of the novel three years earlier (also called RINGU, and largely forgotten). It’s also usually overlooked that RINGU was remade in South Korea just one year later as RING – the same year as a Japanese TV mini-series was adapted from the book. To complicate things further, the adaptation RASEN was released simultaneously in Japan with RINGU, using some of the same actors and technician.  The much later SADAKO 3-D (2012) and SADAKO 2 3-D (2013) are considered direct sequels, even though RASEN was a comparative failure to the hugely successful RINGU. Much more recently, the gimmicky SADAKO V KAYAKO (2016) reduced the antagonists of the RING and GRUDGE films to the level of a spooky GODZILLA movie.

ARTSPLOITATION FILMS GO POST-APOCALYPTIC


Artsploitation Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Annex Entertainment's MOLLY, the first post-apocalyptic female empowerment movie of it's kind.

Julia Batelaan stars as Molly and her character embodies strength, sensitivity, beauty, not to mention some mad fighting skills. Produced by Get Off The Road and directed by Colinda Bongers & Thijs Meuwese, the film is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2018.

Friday, 4 May 2018