Author: Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Screams Video Vault

‘Combining a cool Hitchcock aesthetic with 70s-esque suburban paranoia and a modern narrative sensibility, Swallow is an intriguing, exciting feature debut… anchored by an astonishing performance by Hayley Bennett’ AWFJ.org ‘This is Bennett’s show… It’s a role you can imagine a young Isabelle Huppert playing, and there’s no higher praise than that’ **** Time Out   ‘A bold and unconventional thriller made real by the evolution of lead actress Haley Bennett from porcelain housewife to jagged-edged reactionary… striking debut’ Variety Second Sight have released Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ visually stunning, critically acclaimed feature debut Swallow in a fantastic Limited Edition Blu-ray Box set release, complete with a…

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The producers of Silent Night, Deadly Night have teamed up with horror merch stalwart Fright-Rags to create a tabletop game based on the 1984 Christmas slasher classic. It’s available to pre-order through Kickstarter. Working as a team, 1-4 players will need strategy, bravery, and a little luck to stop murderous Santa Billy from reaching St. Mary’s Home for Orphaned Children! Roll the dice and make your move while Billy stalks along his path. Collect weapons, roadblocks, and snowballs to help your fight — and when that time comes, flick the spinner to determine your fate! The board features five “kill…

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Horror favorite Najarra Townsend (Contracted, Dementia: Part II) stars in the spine-chilling The Darkness Of The Road, out now on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment. A single mother and her young daughter are driving on a desolate road in a moonless desert. After meeting a young female hitchhiker at a gas station, the mother realizes her daughter is missing. As they search for her, a merciless force begins to torment the two women, unraveling a world of terror they must survive if they are to discover the terrifying truth behind the daughter’s disappearance. From director Eduardo Rodriguez (Fright Night 2, El Gringo), and…

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‘Brilliantly scripted, atmospherically chilling and seat-edged suspenseful right up to its masterful shock ending… hard-hitting psychological horror’ **** Radio Times ‘Genuinely unsettling… Infusing the gothic tradition with a neat industrial spin… shrewd reimagining of the familiar haunted house genre feels simultaneously old-fashioned and strikingly modern’ 10 great horror films of the 21st century BFI Online   ‘Has a spectacularly unsettling use of sound … when it finally hits it feels like a crystallisation of anxiety and terror that I’ve rarely seen in a film before. You’re not quite sure what the sound is evoking, but when it finally becomes clear…

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Enchanted Forest Publishing Ltd have released author Christopher Joyce‘s next twisted book of terror The Macabre Manuscripts: A Horror Short Story Collection on paperback, hardcover and kindle worldwide. The Macabre Manuscripts: A Horror Short Story Collection From Author Christopher Joyce comes a collection of dark and disturbing tales. A grown man is still plagued by his childhood nightmares…Two lifelong friends leave their partners at home for a fateful night at the carnival…Has a malevolent entity returned from the dead to prey on children? Experience thirteen tales of horror and dread in the macabre manuscripts. Author Christoper Joyce had this to say about his…

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