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.

WANTED: SHORT HORROR FILMS FOR HALLOWEEN THEMED ANTHOLOGY FILM



SHORT HORROR FILMS WANTED FOR NEW HALLOWEEN THEMED HORROR ANTHOLOGY FILM!!

Have a Halloween short horror film you want the horror community to see?

Then why not send in your completed horror short films today to become part of the new anthology horror film HALLOWEEN HELL NIGHT.

Chosen horror shorts will become part of the horror anthology.

They are looking for short horror films that have a runtime between 4-15 min in length but be quick to get your film in as the deadline is 2nd October 2018!

The chosen horror shorts will become part of the new anthology horror film HALLOWEEN HELL NIGHT.

The film will be released from Trash Arts and Vestra Pictures and out on VersusMedia on VOD (possibly other outlets) 3 days before Halloween.

The short should either be a Halloween themed short film or a scary tale that fits perfect for halloween.

Please make sure you own all rights to the short you are submitting and that you have the rights, permission to use any music featured and that the short contains no copyright material other than you have clearance to use.

(Please note this isn't a film festival... the chosen short films will become part of an anthology film.)

Please send a direct link to the short film via vimeo or via wetransfer.com to:


trashartsportsmouth@gmail.com


SECOND SIGHT FILMS BRING HORROR CLASSICS TO BLU-RAY


With Halloween around the corner, and following the huge success of their limited edition debuts earlier this year, Second Sight is releasing a trio of horror classics on standard edition Blu-ray formats just in time for the witching season.

The chilling horrors on offer take in everything from supernatural possessions and spooky goings on in haunted houses to evil aliens, from chills and unseen terror to out and out gore and exploitation. The terror trio are THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, THE CHANGELING and homegrown horror and video nasty classic XTRO.

SLEIGH BELLS RING THIS OCTOBER WITH HOLIDAY HORROR























As we head closer to the holiday season we can expect to see a few Christmas based horror films heading our way. One in particular is called DEAD BY CHRISTMAS produced by Art Arutyunyan.