Sunday, 24 March 2019

Film Review: INTENSIVE CARE (2018)


INTENSIVE CARE ** USA 2018 Dir: Jared Bentley. 80 mins


Prolific stuntwoman Tara Macken is an appealing heroine in this corny would-be action thriller. It blandly plays out like an old TV movie and awkwardly combines flippant prostitute-killing with failed attempts at humour: note the “I thought you were gay!” running gag, coming to you straight from the year 1974! The punning title is matched by a premise that begs for an UNDER SIEGE-inspired scene of the heroine-with-a-past saying to the villains, “I also care…” Macken retired from her Black Ops reconnaissance work to become a caregiver on the ranch of terminally ill, filthy rich Leslie Easterbrook.

BELOVED FRANCHISES 'GHOSTBUSTERS' AND 'TRANSFORMERS' COLLIDE IN NEW COMIC BOOK SERIES


Spinning out of the mind-blowing reveal that a Transformers-Ghostbusters™ Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 ECTOTRON, will be available, IDW Publishing proudly announces that the beloved franchises will unite for an offbeat, out-of-this-world adventure in Transformers / Ghostbusters, a comic book miniseries debuting in June.

SEVERIN FILMS HEMISPHERE BOX OF HORRORS


Severin Films is steering the ship beyond Blood Island and straight into the heart of darkness. THE HEMISPHERE BOX OF HORRORS is bursting at the seams with all the wild, unhinged madness you can handle, with each film newly scanned in 2K/4K from the best – and often only – complete elements available.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

BRING BAFTA-NOMINATED ZOM-COM MUSICAL 'ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE' HOME


Described as ‘Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land’ (First Showing) this is a brilliantly bonkers, Bafta-nominated zom-com musical, from the creator of the internet smash Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal.

TWO 90s HORROR SEQUELS COMING FROM 88 FILMS


88 Films are pleased to present two classic 90s horror titles on special edition UK Blu-ray for the very first time.

These thrilling sequels provided fresh follow-ups that satisfied fans of the much-loved originals, and now these impressive releases are set to terrify all over again with stunning new HD presentations and stacks of special features.

SCUMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS


Third is the word. Three sheets to the wind. Three’s a crowd. Queer as a three dollar bill. The three Rs’- reading, writing, and rock-n-roll. You’ve heard it all, but you haven’t seen it all. That’s where Scumdance comes in.

Friday, 15 March 2019

88 FILMS PRESENTS THE UK BLU-RAY DEBUT OF JESS FRANCO’S 'THE DEVIL HUNTER'


Sun, sex, sand and… sadism! When a gorgeous model is kidnapped by an isolated tribe and imprisoned on a remote island, a grizzled Vietnam veteran travels to the uncharted tropics to save her. He soon discovers human flesh is on the menu for the ravenous kidnappers and the sacred Devil God they worship…

Film Review: BOAR (2017)


BOAR *** Australia 2017 Dir: Chris Sun 96 mins

Amongst farms of the Australian outback roams a mutant boar of epic proportions, frolicking around tearing down farmers fencing and snacking on the locals. This crazed beast has developed a ferocious appetite for human flesh and is not afraid of anyone! Probably not the best time for Debbie (Simone Buchanan) to bring her entire family along for a reunion at her brother's farm.

Film Review: THE SON, THE FATHER… (2017) (Short Film)


THE SON, THE FATHER… **** USA 2017 Dir: Lukas Hassel. 13 mins

A visually striking short from writer-director Lukas Hassel, shot in Renton, Washington. The first, portentous image is of a fly buzzing around a whiskey glass. A sense of dread surrounds what should be an innocuous scene of a young boy (Lucas Oktay) walking home on his eleventh birthday, carrying a yellow balloon.

HIGH OCTANE PICTURES RELEASES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED HORROR-COMEDY


The highly anticipated sci-fi horror comedy ALIEN PARTY CRASHERS (f.k.a. Canaries) is now available to North American audiences on VOD and DVD from High Octane Pictures.