Tuesday, 16 October 2018

OZPLOITATION CLASSIC MAKING UK DEBUT THIS NOVEMBER


Nature wreaks its revenge when a couple’s careless behaviour causes havoc in the Australian wild, in the LONG WEEKEND. This Ozploitation classic from director Colin Eggleston (Innocent Prey), heads to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK with an extras-laden package courtesy of Second Sight on 5th November 2018.

ARTSPLOITATION FILMS DIGS DEEP INTO EXTREME CHILEAN HORROR 'TRAUMA'


















Artsploitation Films has announced the North American release of the shocking Chilean horror film TRAUMA. The third feature from director Lucio A. Rojas, TRAUMA has screened at Horror Hound Film Festival, the Vancouver Badass Film Festival de Canada, Morbido Film Fest and the Optical Theatre Festival in Italy, where Rojas took home the award for Best Film.

ZOM-COM ‘VALENTINE DAYZ’ OUT NOW


Comedy Dynamics & Firebreathing Films have just released VALENTINE DAYZ, a comedy-horror feature starring Carrie Keagan and Dallas Valdez. They play Max and Sara, who meet and fall for each other in Palm Springs… but their love story is cut short due to a sudden zombie outbreak. Max is not as mild-mannered as he appears, but one zombie he isn’t able to kill is his darling Sara.

Film Review: SERPENT (2017)


SERPENT *** South Africa / USA 2017 Dir: Amanda Evans. 85 mins 


A Cape Town-shot two-hander marking the narrative feature debut for South African writer-director Amanda Evans. We first meet businesswoman Sarah Dumont while she strives to evade the pushy guy with whom she is having an affair. In a further bid to distance herself from this indiscretion, she insists on joining entomologist husband Adam Kealey on his weekend excursion to “Suicide Gorge” in search of a recently discovered new breed of stag beetle.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Film Review: THE DAWNSEEKER (2018)


THE DAWNSEEKER ** USA 2018 Dir: Justin Price 81 mins 

Five mercenaries are sent to an uncharted planet to get a rare mineral that will save the Earth. Once on the planet they are soon aware that they are being hunted by an alien stronger then anything they have encountered before. This alien known as The Dawnseeker also requires this mineral to sustain itself so it becomes a battle of survival for both species.

Film Review: CYNTHIA (2018)


CYNTHIA **** USA 2018 Dir: Devon Downs & Kenny Gage 90 mins 

Written by Robert "Corpsy" Rhines and released under the banner of his film distribution company Girls and Corpses Presents, CYNTHIA is a horror/comedy about a couple who have been trying desperately for a baby. Although their relationship is getting rather strained they eventually manage to conceive. The baby is born by caesarean section due to mum Robin having a large cyst present in her womb. The cyst is removed at the birth and due to be disposed of. This cyst, however has other ideas and will do anything to claw its way back to its mother and sibling.

Film Review: INDUSTRIAL ANIMALS (2016)


INDUSTRIAL ANIMALS ** UK 2016 Sam Mason-Bell. 65 mins

Co-writer / director Sam Mason-Bell also takes the lead role in this grim mockumentary, portraying the elitist documentarian who, with his equally loathsome cameraman (Thomas Davenport) sets out to capture on film three days and nights in the life of prostitute Tamsin Howland.

LOOK UP AT THE STARS, THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS BE OUT THERE


In the early 90's a series caught my eye and from then on a 'x-phile' was born. So it comes with great excitement to myself (Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins) that to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a pop culture phenomenon, all 218 episodes of THE X-FILES will be available in one place for the very first time.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Film Review: CURSE OF THE NUN (2018)


CURSE OF THE NUN ** USA 2018 Dir: Aaron Mirtes 80 mins 

From the guy that brought us CLOWNTERGEIST right about the time of the release of the new IT movie, it would seem Aaron Mirtes has got his timing down to a fine art again as this time he brings us his nun movie right before the release of the eagerly awaited CONJURING spin off THE NUN. Mirtes' offering CURSE OF THE NUN (also dubbed NUNTERGEIST) being more jaunty and bizarre then I imagine Corin Hardy's will ever be.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN PARKINSON



NOXIOUS was your first time directing a feature film. How did you transition from directing a short film to a feature?  


Great Question! Yes, NOXIOUS is my first feature film. I have been making short films since I was 15 years old (I'm 31 now). Honestly making a feature is just like making a short film. If you can do one, you can do the other. The runtime is just longer.

'SUFFERING BIBLE' BRINGS THE DARKEST OF HORROR


WARNING: Not for the Squeamish or weak of heart, contains mature subject matter!

SRS Cinema have started presales on their latest release, Davide Pesca's SUFFERING BIBLE on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Film Review: TRASH ARTS KILLERS: VOLUME ONE (2018)


TRASH ARTS KILLERS: VOLUME ONE **** UK 2018 Dir: Jackson Batchelor, Ryan Edwards, Martyna Madej, Sam Mason-Bell, Martin W. Payne, and Mike Peter Reed. 72 mins

Trash Arts Killers is a creative anthology series showcasing some unique filmmaking techniques and perspectives. It works well, and a majority of the short films are very well done. Some are emotional, some are intense, and others are disturbing, but all are presented in unconventional ways.

SELFMADEHERO SET FOR RELEASE OF EERIE NEW PUBLICATION


SelfMadeHero is delighted to announced the publication of LIP HOOK, an eerie original horror tale from British creators David Hine and Mark Stafford, the team behind the hugely popular The Man Who Laughs.

SEVERIN FILMS HEAD TO BLOOD ISLAND FOR LAVISH BOXSET RELEASE


Severin Films is plunging horror fans into uncharted waters with THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION, featuring 4 Blu-Rays and 1 CD. On 30th October, BRIDES OF BLOOD, MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND, BEAST OF BLOOD, & TERROR IS A MAN will make their eye-popping HD debut on home video, packed with a truly monstrous slate of new bonus features.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

'NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD' WILL RISE ONCE AGAIN























A half-century ago, the living dead had their night, but for decades the inexorable dread of George A. Romero’s “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” has been seen only in murky, fuzzy versions.

VINEGAR SYNDROME OCTOBER 2018 RELEASE PACKAGE


Vinegar Syndrome are back with another month of releases. If you missed out what they released in September 2018 then CLICK HERE. Below you can check out what they have set for release this October.

Pre-order the October 2018 Completionist package and save: 40% (discount ends when items are in stock, usually 2 weeks prior to street date, 30th October 2018).

Film Review: WEST OF HELL (2018)


WEST OF HELL *** USA 2018 Dir: Michael Steves 90 mins 

Set in the late 1800's a small group of people board a night train to Atlanta. Ex-slave Jericho Whitfield (Tony Todd) witnessed his daughter get scalped by his last master and is now on a killing spree to murder and scalp all slave masters and their children . He has his sights set on Annie Hargraves (Jennifer Laporte) the daughter of his last master who also happens to be on the same train.

Film Review: RAVENSWOOD (a.k.a. Ravenswood Asylum) (2017)


RAVENSWOOD (a.k.a. Ravenswood Asylum) ** Australia 2017 Dir: Jon Cohen 88 mins



4 American tourists on a trip to Australia attend a ghost tour of Ravenswood, an old abandoned psychiatric hospital reported to be haunted. The ghost of one of the doctors, who committed suicide after killing several patients, and the youngest patient Sara his last victim are said to still be roaming the hospital. Tour guides Zach and Emma have done numerous tours of the building with very little happening so had rigged up a few scares in preparation but this time things start to get creepy on there own.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Film Review: WISH UPON (2017)


WISH UPON *** USA / Canada 2017 Dir: John R. Leonetti 90 mins

In this contemporary take on “The Monkey’s Paw” from the director of ANNABELLE and WOLVES AT THE DOOR, boyfriend-less, motherless teen Joey King acquires a Chinese music box offering seven wishes. Naturally, she uses the first wish to strike down the school bitch with a flesh-eating disease, so she can be mocked via pictures of her skin rotting off on social media.

MONARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE OZ HORROR


3RD NIGHT is a horror film from Australia. Shot by up-and-coming director Adam Graveley (“Killer Experience”), the film brings two poachers to a remote home. Here, the newly married Jonathan (Robert Hartburn, Hidden Light) and Megan Reid (Jesse McGinn, Broken Contract) are terrorized in their new farmhouse.

Is there any way to escape?