Monday, 21 August 2017

'80s INSPIRED TINY TERRORS INVADING YOUR HOME SOON


Executive Produced by Camp Motion Pictures owner Michael Raso and directed by genre stalwart Brett Kelly, GHASTLIES is a practical- FX-laden nod to small creature movies of the 80s with enough genuine scares to make even a seasoned horror fan check under the bed! Camp Motion Pictures is proud to bring GHASTLIES to home entertainment as a DVD/Blu-Ray combo with double-sided wrap and loaded with extras.

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Film Review: I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE (2016)


I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE *** USA 2016 Dir: Robert Lawson Gordon 84 mins

Upon learning that his mother has committed suicide, Tom Redding also finds out he has a long lost sister. He decides he wishes to take on the challenge of looking after his catatonic sister at the family home and document her illness for a film. What he doesn't realise is how much of a strain it will take on his own sanity but is it Chloe or is there far sinister forces at play?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Book Review: THE LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY: Volume 1


THE LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY: Volume 1. A Graphic Collection Of H.P. Lovecraft's Short Stories

If I was to mention H.P. Lovecraft in conversation and ask you to name some stories by him, more then likely the first three would be The Call Of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror, and Dagon. This is not a knock on his other works or the man himself as he has a worldwide fan base. There has been countless movies based on his work, some obvious ones are THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970) and RE-ANIMATOR (1985).

Film Review: THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US (1956)


THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US *** U.S.A. 1956 Dir: John Sherwood 78 mins

The third and final entry in the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON series of movies from Universal Pictures sees the creature once again rise from the depths. It would appear that this sequel follows on from the events of the 1955 film REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, as this time scientists are tracking the creature in the waters that he went into at the end of the previous film. As the scientists go on their voyage to capture the creature, they too are also being stalked but by the creature itself.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

WILD EYE RELEASING BRING 'DEMON HUNTER' TO VOD


From Wild Eye Releasing comes DEMON HUNTER (Review Here), writer-director Zoe Kavanagh’s “genre hugging” (The Irish Times) horror-actioner, available on VOD 15th August.

Underworld meets Buffy in a frenetic slice n’ dice that’s taken home more than 15 awards, including Best Director at the Fright Fest International Film Festival.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Film Review: THE ACID SORCERER (2017)


THE ACID SORCERER ** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Dakota Bailey 50 mins

Dakota Bailey (AMERICAN SCUMBAGS) is back with another host of degenerates in his third feature film. Here we enter a world full of darkness and follow characters such as the serial killer Smoke, a prostitute with HIV, a sadistic drug dealer, a drug addicted couple and a cross dressing snuff filmmaker.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Film Review: BELLS (a.k.a. Murder By Phone) (1982)


BELLS (a.k.a. Murder By Phone) *** Canada / USA 1982 Dir: Michael Anderson. 95 mins (also shown in 79 min version)

The director of LOGAN’S RUN and ORCA KILLER WHALE made this modest thriller, which opens strong with a scene in which a young woman answers a payphone at a subway station, hears a high pitched sound and then begins to shake uncontrollably and bleed from the eyes. More strange deaths by phone follow, including a moment in which an 80’s kid is too busy doing 80’s stuff to notice that his 80’s mom has been blown to buggery after answering the phone.

WESLEY SNIPES FIGHTS BACK IN 'FINAL RECALL'


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.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MIKE T. LYDDON


Mike T. Lyddon is a man with many credits to his name and has shown in his films his love for true independent films. We got a chance to interview the man about his influences, what its really like to be an independent filmmaker and much more.

How did you first get into the film business?

After tinkering around with short super 8 films in 1980's California, I moved to New Orleans and started painting houses for a living.  I met up with another aspiring filmmaker, Jeff Turick, and we made a few shorts which got attention and won some awards. We ended up making what would be my first feature film endeavor, CUT UP (1994). We had immediate response from distributors and the film ended up grossing about 140,000 dollars in foreign sales, pretty good for a low budget indie flick that cost 28K. It was also named the best independent feature by Shot in LA magazine that year.

Film Review: THE ANSWER (2015)


THE ANSWER ** U.S.A. 2015 Dir: Iqbal Ahmed 83 mins 

When a young introverted man with unusual powers receives a package addressed to his mother, who died many years ago, he finally learns who he is but this ends up with him being hunted by beings trying to stop him finding out the truth. With the help of his office love interest he searches for answers about his parents and finds out who or what are responsible for various abductions and the murder of his friends and colleagues.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Film Review: DEMON RESURRECTION (2008)


DEMON RESURRECTION *** U.S.A. 2008 Dir: William Hopkins 88 mins

Toth (played by Will Mcdonald with oily creepiness) a mysterious cult lead is out to get Grace back in his cult as she is carrying demon spawn. In his way stand her partner and her friends who will have to fight against the dark supernatural forces that are coming for them.

Film Review: SPIDARLINGS (2016)


SPIDARLINGS ** U.K. 2016 Dir: Salem Kapsaski 126 mins

Described as a horror comedy musical, the emphasis is definitely on the musical aspect and less on the horror. The film follows low income lovers Eden and Matilda as they try to live day by day on what little money they have. Their other problem is their landlord who keeps pestering them for rent which they haven't paid for 2 years! Matilda works in a club called Juicy Girls which is far from glamorous. When Matilda comes into money from a less then reasonable way she allows Eden to buy a pet spider called Rainer. Rainer though is no ordinary pet spider.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Franchise Corner Entry: FEAST




FEAST **** USA 2006 Dir: John Gulager 88 mins

The end result of a season-winning script from movie-making reality TV series “Project Greenlight” (shepherded by executive producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Wes Craven), this confident directorial debut for Gulager is an energised, frequently hilarious splatter movie in the mould of early Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. It opens with uproarious freeze-frame, captioned introductions for its key characters, with personal titbits (“Blew Mick Jagger. Recently”) alternating with blatant hints about their fates (“horrifying death in 70 minutes”).

Thursday, 10 August 2017

'MOTHER KRAMPUS' IS COMING FOR CHRISTMAS




Christmas, a time for family get togethers, songs by the log fire and blood staining the carpet...what?!

This year Proportion Productions will release MOTHER KRAMPUS to American audiences via Blu-ray and DVD on a proposed release date of 7th November 2017.

U.K. audiences should find the movie released under the title 12 DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS, release date unknown at this time.

Synopsis:

Based on the myth of Mother Krampus, a witch that comes on the 12 days of Christmas taking children each night.

LOST 1970'S HORROR THRILLER COMES TO BLU-RAY























Garagehouse Pictures has recently released THE INTRUDER, a lost, never-before-released horror thriller starring Mickey Rooney, Yvonne DeCarlo and Ted Cassidy to Blu-ray!

THE BACKSTORY

In 1975, actor-director-producer Chris (STANLEY, TWELVE O’ CLOCK HIGH) Robinson accepted an offer from his brother to make a film for $25,000 dollars – but he had to script, cast and begin shooting the film in a matter of weeks!  Robinson gathered together a cast of veteran professionals on both sides of the camera with whom he had worked with on previous projects, and the result was THE INTRUDER, a bloody Agatha Christie-style mystery horror thriller starring Mickey Rooney, Yvonne De Carlo, Ted Cassidy and Chris Robinson (who also wrote, produced and directed).

Film Review: BnB HELL (2017)


BnB HELL ** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Andrew Jordan. 89 mins


Kimberly Woods is a (tragically) rare black horror heroine in this slick but bland flick, cast as a young woman searching for her twin sister in Hollywood, while also furthering her research into the phenomenon of missing persons – and, specifically, the shortcomings of police investigations unless the missing person is a white blonde woman. Staying at a B ‘n’ B overseen by the creepy Carol Stanzione (“You can call me Mommy -everyone that stays here does!”), she soon discovers hidden cameras in her room and ominous footage of past guests.

Film Review: DEVIL'S DOMAIN (2017)


DEVIL’S DOMAIN ** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Jared Cohn. 93 mins

Madi Vodane is excellent in this variant of vintage 80’s bullied-teen-revenge horror movies (notably 976-EVIL and EVILSPEAK) for the Snapchat generation. She’s a bulimic, ostracised lesbian picked on by the bitches at school, cold-shouldered by her one-time BFF and humiliated by a masturbation video cruelly leaked on social media. She inadvertently summons a sultry female incarnation of the Devil named Destiny (Linda Bella), who proceeds to assist in removing the source(s) of her enduring misery.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Film Review: ALTAR (2016)


ALTAR * U.S.A. 2016 Dir: Matthew Sconce. 84 mins.

For once, the obsessive filming of a found footage movie protagonist feels convincing in ALTAR: the hero is a grieving young man with “borderline Asperger’s” who documents a hiking trip with his sister and friends because he feels his late father would have approved. Sadly, the film itself – following the familiar path of characters stranded in a noted murder spot thanks to car trouble – is riddled with clichés and tedious padding.

Film Review: GREMLIN (2017)


GREMLIN ** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Ryan Bellgardt. 84 Mins

Perhaps you should never trust a movie that shows its monster in the very first scene…though GREMLIN begins well enough. Tetchy workaholic architect Adam Hampton, cheating on his wife and disconnected from his kids, receives the eponymous, boxed “Gremlin” with the instruction that he needs to pass it on to someone he truly loves or else meet a sticky end. It isn’t long before Granma is clawed to death and everyone else trapped in the house with the skittering, vicious little bastard.

ARROW VIDEO AUGUST 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULE


Arrow Video have released their schedule for August and it will be another month of DVD, Blu-ray and dual format releases.. Below you will find the August 2017 release schedule for U.K., U.S.A. and Canada releases.

RE-ANIMATOR

Release Date: 8th August 2017

(U.S.A. Release Only)

Format: Blu-ray

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

HERBERT WEST HAS A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS… AND ANOTHER ONE ON HIS DESK.

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!