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XX finally comes to the UK
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
XX is a much anticipated horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by four fiercely talented women: Annie Clark, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic.

The four stories are, The Birthday Party, Her Only Living Son, Don't Fall and The Box. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste) wraps together these four suspenseful stories of terror which feature a cast including Natalie Brown, Malanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.

XX will be released onto DVD on May 8th.

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Watch out for The Void
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
Shocking, haunting and boasting mind-blowing practical special effects, The Void is a new horror starring Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs the World), Kathleen Munroe (Alphas), Aaron Poole (Forsaken) Kenneth Welsh (The Aviator) and Daniel Fathers. Written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski.

Encountering a blood-soaked man on a dark deserted road, a police officer rushes the victim to the local hospital. Soon the staff and patients are trapped by a terrifying, otherworldly threat and forced on a hellish voyage into the depths of the building to escape the nightmare.

The Void will be unleashed on Blu-Ray and DVD featuring lots of quality extras on Monda... »

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More RSD 2017 news and the Pescatons are back on Vinyl!
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 18th Apr 2017
After the success of last year's Record Store Day Exclusive, Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks, Demon Records have announced that for this year's event there will be a vinyl reissue of Doctor Who & The Pescatons on 180g heavy weight Pescaton green coloured vinyl.

This classic story starts with the TARDIS's arrival on a lonely stretch of beach at night, which is closely followed by a slithering sound and a chilling roar - marking the beginning of a terrifying adventure on present day Earth for the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith. The deadly Pescatons have arrived! Refugees from their own dying planet, these to... »

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Don't Look Now - Original Title Theme 7" Single RSD exclusive
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 11th Apr 2017
Nicolas Roeg's 1973 horror film Don't Look Now still retains the power to shock 44 years after its release and over that time has established itself as a seminal work in that genre. It is also a firm favourite with Horror Channel viewers. For Record Store Day 2017, Silva Screen Records will be releasing a very limited edition (only 1,000 made) 7" Single in transparent red.

Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland are a married couple mourning the death of their young daughter, clinging on to her memory through a meeting with a mysterious psychic in Venice.

Native Venetian composer Pino Donaggio was discovered by a producer on the film and his music appealed to director Roeg. It ... »

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Rock 'n Roll legends meet horror comics icon in KISS/Vampirella
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 10th Apr 2017
Dynamite Entertainment has brought together two of its bestselling brands for a horror/music extravaganza in KISS/Vampirella #1, the debut issue in a new comic book series uniting the legendary rock 'n' roll band with the comic industry's iconic mistress of the macabre! Written by Chris Sebela (Alien vs. Predator) and illustrated by Annapaola Martello (Scarlet Witch), KISS/Vampirella will be a miniseries event launching in June 2017.

Los Angeles is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town... including Vampirella. While Va... »

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Add that little bit of "something" to your horror themed party with the ultimate disc!
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 10th Apr 2017
Ever been to a horror themed party and thought to yourself, "You know what, this horror themed part could do with a little more atmosphere".

Well think no more as Demon Records has re-released a classic from the BBC vaults onto a smart looking piece of vinyl.

BBC Sound Effects: Death & Horror is a compilation of noises and sounds that go to create one of the most bizarre listening experiences ever. Culled mainly from the BBC Effects Library (which also means you can't use any of these tracks for professional use) the effects are split into six sections across the ... »

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Will you be tuning in to see Samara one more time?
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 10th Apr 2017
The legend of Samara returns in a new chapter of the hit Ring franchise, Rings, which comes calling on blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and Digital on 29th May from Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures (UK).

When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki) finds the mysterious video rumoured to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, they must figure out a way to break the curse and defeat Samara before her evil is unleashed upon the world. But, how do you stop her when she's everywhere?

The blu-ray features over 45 minutes of bonus content including deleted and extended scenes and a... »

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Choose your weapon! New posters released for The Belko Experiment
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Thursday 6th Apr 2017
Sprung from the mind of acclaimed filmmaker James Gunn and directed by Greg McLean, The Belko Experiment raises provocative questions while offering a black-humored thrill-ride that pushes ruthless corporate behavior to terrifying extremes.

When office workers arrive for work at Belko Industries' isolated high-rise campus outside Bogota, Colombia, the morning starts much like any other. Mike Pelk (John Gallagher, Jr.) smokes weed in the bathroom and flirts with his beautiful officemate Leandra (Adria Arjona) while new employee Dany Wilkins (Melonie Diaz) settles in for her first day on the job. Everything changes when an anonymous voice comes through the intercom speakers ordering employees to kill two of their colleagues within 30 minutes. M... »

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Record Store Day releases from Silva Screen Records
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Wednesday 5th Apr 2017
Silva Screen Records has released the details for their Record Store Day 2017 releases which will be available in record shops on Saturday 22nd April. The first off the blocks is to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of a true classic, Quatermass and the Pit. The 12" LP will come with printed inner sleeve and insert and will be available in four different transparent colour (red, green, blue and yellow) each with a run of 300 copies. This expanded vinyl edition is the first time on vinyl.

Originally a BBC serial, Quatermass and the Pit (released in the US as Five Million Years To Earth and a favourite here on Horror) was made by Hammer Film Productions in 1967 as a sequel to their earlier films... »

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New Alien: Covenant poster has landed
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Wednesday 5th Apr 2017
With a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo and Amy Seimetz, Ridley Scott's highly anticipated Alien: Covenant will scream into cinemas on May 12th. But will it deliver more than Prometheus did, a movie that left many fans slightly disappointed?

The crew of the colony ship Covenant are bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Here they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world.

When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

With a trailer that already set the internet on fire, ... »

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The poster for IT finally floats into view
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 28th Mar 2017
Ahead of tomorrow's trailer launch Warner Bros. has released the official one sheet for IT, based on the novel by Stephen King, coming to cinemas 8th September.

King's novel of the same name has been terrifying readers for decades and this new version of the book has been directed by Andres Muschietti (Mama).

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT stars Bill Skarsgard as the story's central villain, Pennywise with an ensemble of... »

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Which personality will he choose tonight? Don't miss James McAvoy in Split
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Monday 6th Mar 2017
SplitWriter and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) finds himself back on form with Split, an original psychological thriller available on Digital on 22nd May, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on 5th June, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse).

Split delves into the mysterious depths of one man's fractured mind and this home release gives viewers a closer look at the movie with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Kevin Crumb's (McAvoy) fra... »

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