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BOO! A you ready for a Madea Halloween?
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
Boo! A Madea Halloween 2D PackshotIn BOO! A Madea Halloween, multi-talented writer, director and star Tyler Perry returns as Madea to set the neighbourhood straight on Halloween night in this US comedy. While trying to keep an eye on a few misbehaving teens who are planning a wild Halloween night party, she is spooked by ghosts, zombies, killers and frightening spirits. Giving them all a piece of her mind (and fists), Madea must maintain order and sanity as she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween night fighting off goons and goblins. Written, directed by and stars Tyler Perry (Gone Girl, Star Trek) BOO! A Madea Halloween also stars Bella Thorne (The Duff), Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely and Yousef Erakat (aka FouseyTUBE)... »
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Do you recall the night Evelyn came out of the grave?
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
The Nigt Evelyn Came out of the graveAt the height of the Italian giallo boom of the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers. In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) melds the giallo's trademark twisty whodunit storytelling with gothic chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid.

Troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome... »

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FrightFest favourite My Father Die coming to Digital Download, DVD and VOD
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Sunday 15th Jan 2017
My Father DieIt made quite an impact at Horror Channel FrightFest last Summer and now My Father Die is coming to Digital Download, DVD and VOD.

Asher loses both his speech and hearing at the age of 12, during a vicious attack that leaves his older brother dead. The killer, Ivan, a tattooed monster showing no remorse, is jailed for the assault, but released two decades later due to prison overcrowding. Pumped-up and hungry for retribution, Asher wastes no time in tooling and facing down his nemesis - who also happens to be his father. But his dad's time in prison hasn't been wasted, and he proves a formidable enemy.

Part revenge thriller, part pure horror, writer/director Sean Brosnan's debut is an all-out assault on the senses that might not be for the faint-hearted and stars Gary Stretc... »

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One of the best from last year, I Am Not A Serial Killer
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Saturday 14th Jan 2017
I Am Not A Serial Killer CoverDazzlingly original, darkly funny and totally disturbing with a genre-bending twist, I Am Not A Serial Killer is one of those movies that you just have to see.

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself "good" and "normal". When somebody starts murdering people in John's small Mid-West town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous than the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip ... »

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The Phantasm series is back with added balls!
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Saturday 14th Jan 2017
Phantasm Box SetFew horror movie franchises are as iconic as Don Coscarelli's Phantasm series. From its deadly flying silver spheres through to its hooded dwarf minions, and of course, the towering figure of arch villain The Tall Man himself, the imagery conjured up by the Phantasm films remains etched in the psyche of genre fans everywhere.

Beginning with the 1979 original through to 2016's Phantasm: Ravager, the five films which make up the Phantasm series follow the young Mike Baldwin as he battles against the enigmatic "Tall Man" - an extraterrestrial being intent on harvesting the human race as slaves for his home planet. Aided by friend Reggie and his trusty four-barrelled shotgun, Mike resolves to vanquish the Tal... »

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Samara returns in Rings
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Thursday 5th Jan 2017
Paramount LogoThere's a video. First you watch it. Then you die.

With a cast that includes Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Vincent D'Onofrio, Rings will hit cinemas her in the UK on February 3rd.

This new chapter in the Ring horror franchise sees the series being given a serious update.

A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before...

Below is the rather cool and creepy trailer and as I have said the movie hits screens on ... »

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Gripping sci-fi thriller Somnus to get DVD release
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Friday 23rd Dec 2016
SomnusThe feature filmmaking debut from writer-director Chris Reading, Somnus is an ambitious, modestly budgeted Sci-Fi that asks big questions about the future of the world as we know it.

The grief-stricken captain of a commercial vessel embarks on his final mission in command of a small crew desperate to get back to earth. However, the shipboard computer has ideas of its own, and sets about picking off the drew one-by-one in an effort to find and gain control of a planet-destroying bomb. Soon, an 'accident' forces them to divert to Somnus, a derelict asteroid station in a forgotten sector of the solar system.

But far from offering sanctuary, the inhabitants of Somnus have a dark past and troubling plans for the future of mankind...

Somnus will get a UK DVD release on January 2nd.
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Do not miss this train
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Friday 23rd Dec 2016
Train To BusanOne of the best movies from Horror Channel FrightFest 2016, Train To Busan will arrive on VOD, DVD and Blu-Ray from Monday 27th February and for download from Monday 20th February.

A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. The government declares martial law just as divorced Seok-woo and his daughter catch the KTX bullet train from Seoul to Busan to see her mother. But someone on the journey has been recently infected sending the hurtling carriages into complete chaos. As the living dead transform the voyage into a nightmare excursion, father and daughter and a small group of uninfected passengers must fight for survival. Get on board to stay alive!

Stylish, superbly acted and directed with a heart as big as the train itself, this movie is simply one of the grea... »

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A Satanic start to 2017
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Friday 23rd Dec 2016
SatanicStarring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Justin Chon (Twilight Saga), Clara Mamet (Bad Neighbours 2), and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham), Satanic will be unleashed onto DVD on January 2nd.

Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime Satanic Panic-era sites, only to find themselves interrupting an apparent human sacrifice. They save the young victim, but she turns out to be much more than dangerous then the cult from which she escaped, unleashing an evil spirit who will hunt the friends down one by one...

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Press play and pray! Beyond The Gates is coming to DVD
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Thursday 22nd Dec 2016
BEYOND_THE_GATES_AMAZONA huge hit with audiences at FrightFest and Grimmfest, the retro-inspired Beyond the Gates is to be unleashed on Digital and DVD in February.

Seven months after their father's disappearance, estranged brothers Gordon and John Hardesty reunite to liquidate their Dad's anaemic video store. Soon after, they unearth an old VHS board game that acts as an inter-dimensional hub to a nightmare world where their Father's soul is trapped and can only be saved by playing the game...

Tense, scary and full of nostalgic thrills, Beyond the Gates is directed by Jackson Stewart and stars Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Matt Mercer, Brea Grant and Re-Animator's Barbara Crampton.

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War Of The Planet Of The Apes - New Trailer
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Wednesday 14th Dec 2016
War for the Planet of the ApesStarring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Toby Kebbell and directed by Matt Reeves, War For The Planet Of The Apes swings into UK cinemas in July.

The movie is the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Here's the cool trailer and let us know view »

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Fright Night to get a stunning new 4K digital restoration
By James Whittington
Posted in: News, Friday 2nd Dec 2016
Frigth Night CoverEureka Entertainment to release Tom Holland's directorial debut Fright Night, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 26 December, and a Special Dual-Format Edition on 10 April 2017.

He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to get in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbour. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's something you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular! It's Fright Night, a horrific howl starring Chris Sarandon as the seductive vampire and William Ragsdale as the frantic teenager struggling to keep Jerry's deadly fangs out of his neck.

Only 17-yea... »

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