Monday, 24 September 2018

'KEEP THE GASLIGHT BURNING' CONTINUES ITS FESTIVAL JOURNEY


Earlier this year we brought you the review of KEEP THE GASLIGHT BURNING, a sinister Gothic short film by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, that at the time was beginning to make the rounds at film festivals.

WHAT IF UNIVERSAL MONSTERS WERE THE X-MEN? GRAPHIC NOVEL REVEALS THE ANSWER


Jon Malin (Cable, Thunderbolts) comes hot off the heels of the hugely successful, Jawbreakers: Lost Souls, with the announcement of his latest work, Graveyard Shift.

FIRST LOOK AT 'HUMAN HIBACHI'


Mario Cerrito III owner of Cerrito Productions has released some stills (which you can find below) to his new horror project a documentary styled film titled HUMAN HIBACHI.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Film Review: THE LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES (a.k.a. ABCs Of Superheroes) (2015)


THE LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES (a.k.a. ABCs Of Superheroes) *** U.S.A. 2015 Dir: Jens Holzheuer, Oliver Tietgen 86 mins

What does Uwe Boll, Lloyd Kaufman, Fred Olen Ray, Jörg Buttgereit and Bai Ling all have in common? They all feature (albeit very briefly) in this twisted bloody ABCs of superheroes. The film sees a young girl going around a local supermarket with her mother who doesn't seem to really care about her daughter. Once at the till she lets her daughter buy a comic and that is basically where the ABCs of superheroes stories get told from.

IT IS TOLD, BY THE FISHERMEN THAT 'THE FOG' WILL BE RELEASED


Another John Carpenter classic gets the 4 disc treatment from StudioCanal as well as a 2 disc Blu-ray release and DVD.....THE FOG.

CM PUNK TAKES THE LEAD IN 'GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR'


The recently launched production company, Queensbury Pictures, today announced the production wrap of GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, the writing and directing debut of producer Travis Stevens and starring pop culture staple and former WWE superstar, Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk). Shooting has wrapped in the Chicago suburb of Frankfort, Illinois - in a house that has long been considered by local residents to be haunted.

EXPERIMENTAL FILM COMPOSER SET FOR PARANORMAL DOCUMENTARY


Daljit Kundi (known professionally as SINIUS) is an British-Indian composer and sound designer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is best known for his experimentation with signal processing; he has captured the essences of nature to electronic voice phenomena (EVP) recordings in abandoned locations and beyond.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

THE DEAD OF NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 2018


Tickets are now LIVE for the second year of the independent THE DEAD OF NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL.

The festival will feature brand spanking new horror films and be held at Make Studios, North Docks, Liverpool, UK on the 20th and 21st of October 2018..

Film Review: MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (2018)


MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT *** USA 2018 Dir: Christopher Ray 91 mins

On New Years Eve, seven friends/work colleagues head off to a remote lodge in the woods to see in the new year. Meanwhile a guy searching for his missing brother and fiance comes across the friends just as they are attacked by 3 masked crazies.

Film Review: POOL PARTY MASSACRE (2017)


POOL PARTY MASSACRE * USA 2017 Dir: Drew Marvick. 81 mins


George Romero spent much of his career struggling to find funding for his thoughtful, wildly ambitious scripts. In 2018, pretty much anyone can get their movie into Asda, even if (as in this case) the script appears to have been written by a frantically wanking 13-year-old boy in between torturing the neighbourhood cats with firelighters.

GET YOUR 'POPCORN' FROM 88 FILMS


Canada took the slasher movie to the next level when the country produced the trendsetting BLACK CHRISTMAS in 1974, at the height of what has become known as 'Canuxploitation'.

INDICAN PICTURES GIVES BIRTH TO 'CYNTHIA'


Indican Pictures have announced that they will be giving birth to the horror comedy CYNTHIA.

CYNTHIA is a horror comedy from the mind of Girls and Corpses magazine creator Robert Rhine. In the film, a desperate mother gives birth to the most hideous child ever imagined.

Film Review: NARCO HITMAN (2016)


NARCO HITMAN *** U.S.A. 2016 Dir: Joey Johnson 87 mins

Carson Empman (David S. Hogan) is one of the most successful hitmen around who works for a big drug cartel. He is simply known as 'The Ghost' due to no one knowing what he really looks like. When he gets a call to join a group of other hitmen for a big payday, he reluctantly joins the group and ends up falling in love with Clarissa, the female on the team. Once the job is done he soon discovers that he has been betrayed and the woman he loves has been killed.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Film Review: A. I. TALES (2018)


A. I. TALES ** USA 2018 Dir: Nelson Lee/Kristen Hilkert/Amir Reichart & Vitaly Verlov 70 mins 

A.I Tales is an anthology of four short Sci Fi movies. Not entirely sure of the connection between them, it certainly doesn't seem to be anything obvious other than the genre. Either way none of them feature artificial intelligence  but it is an interesting collection.

FRIGHTFEST PRESENTS 'THE DARK' THIS OCTOBER


The first film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest, THE DARK received its UK premiere at this year’s prestigious FrightFest in London, and is perfect for genre fans who love nothing more than a backwoods shocker featuring ghouls, gore and flesh eating, but one done with panache and poignancy.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

HIGH OCTANE PICTURES RELEASE 'IT LIVES INSIDE'


From High Octane Pictures, the studio that brought you JURASSIC GAMES and CLOWNTERGEIST, comes IT LIVES INSIDE.

Film Review: MAD GENIUS (a.k.a. Mindhack: #savetheworld) (2017)


MAD GENIUS (a.k.a. Mindhack: #savetheworld) *** USA 2017 Dir: Royce Gorsuch 90 mins 

Hacker, Eco warrior and YouTube sensation Mr. Vix otherwise known as Mason goes on a one man crusade to reprogram the human brain. Well, he's not completely on his own. In a previous attempt/experiment Mason accidentally conjured up a more confident, arrogant and violent manifestation of his personality that only he can see named Finn.

Film Review: COLIN (2008)


COLIN **** UK 2008 Dir: Marc Price 97 mins 

Colin arrives home shaken, dazed and numb. Blood soaked hammer in his hand and a rather nasty bite wound on his arm. The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the poor guy just got tagged. If that wasn’t enough, as he’s cleaning up he gets attacked and bitten again by his zombified housemate and after much slipping around in blood he manages to kill him with a few stabs to the cranium with a kitchen knife.

WILD EYE RELEASING LISTEN OUT FOR THE 'MERMAID'S SONG'


A fairy tale classic goes under the frightening sea this September with MERMAID’S SONG, premiering on digital from Wild Eye Releasing.

Monday, 17 September 2018

DARREN LYNN BOUSMAN'S 'ST AGATHA' GOES TO UNCORK'D


Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to ST. AGATHA, the latest film from celebrated filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV,). The female-driven psychological horror film premiered at the Overlook Film Festival in April.