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This release should be called, "Now That's What I Call Italian Horror Music: Volume 1"!
Posted on Friday 15th September 2017

The golden era of Italian horror dated from the early 60's to the mid 80's. During that time directors such as Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Antonio Margheriti, Umberto Lenzi, Joe D'Amato, Enzo. G. Castellari and more directed some of the most outrageous terror films ever. The cult following for their movies is at its height now in 2017. As well as depicting some of the most stylish and horrific on screen images their films included some of the most elegant and beautiful scores.

Vault Of Horror - The Italian Connection presents 20 of the most amazing film themes ever. A heady mix of funk, disco, electronic and prog rock including composers such as Stelvio Cipriani, Franco Micalizzi, Roberto Do...

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Will you visit House On Sorority Row?
Posted on Monday 11th September 2017

88 Films is ready to unleash a certified teen-tormenting gem in the timeless terror title House On Sorority Row (1983).

Remade as a Carrie Fisher-starring blockbuster in 2009 which was recntly shown on Horror, this original effort - about a dorm prank gone wrong and the terrible consequences - doubtlessly inspired such later revenge-flicks as I Know What You Did Last Summer. A trendsetting genre template, House On Sorority Row is the latest in 88 Films Slasher Classics line.

Special Features:
Brand new Interview with Composer Richard Band
Brand new Interview with Film Critic Kim Newman
Audio Commentary by the Hysteria Lives Podcast team
Trailer
Booklet by Calum Waddell
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U.K. exclusive poster for sadistic horror comedy Better Watch Out
Posted on Monday 11th September 2017

Universal Pictures have released the U.K. exclusive poster for the sadistic horror comedy Better Watch Out which will open in cinemas nationwide from 8th December.

The sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

Featuring a superb young cast including Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould (the stars of M.Night Shyamalan's smash hit The Visit), and Pan's Levi Miller who is on sensational form; as well as Family Guy's Patrick Warburton, and Candyman's Virginia Madsen.

A huge hit at...

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Attack of the Adult Babies to close Grimmfest 2017
Posted on Monday 11th September 2017

Grimmfest is delighted to welcome back their old friends Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell, with their utterly outrageous and all-too-timely cinematic shocker, Attack of the Adult Babies. A scabrous, scatological, splatter-satire, which skewers the British Nation's sexual hang ups and social divisions with puerile glee and savage abandon, it offers a grotesque and gobsmacking grand finale to this year's "WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST SEE?" strand, and brings the festival to a suitably uproarious and frenzied climax.

In the movie two teenagers are forced to break into a remote country manor to steal Top Secret documents, and uncover a sinister world of sexual depravity and monstrous ambition, where powerful p...

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Annabelle: Creation - White vinyl release for soundtrack
Posted on Friday 8th September 2017

Following on from the worldwide success of 2014's Annabelle, which frightened the worldwide box office to a gross of $257m comes another chilling story of the possessed doll causing sinister havoc once more, Annabelle: Creation.

Composer Benjamin Wallfisch is recognised as one of the leading lights of his generation, working with film-makers of the calibre of Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinksi and Lars von Trier. He has been a Golden Globe, Emmy and Ivor nominee. In a career spanning over a decade and 60 feature films, his recent credits include Hidden Figures, A Cure For Wellness and Bitter Harvest.

A regular collaborator with Hans Zimmer he features on the soundtrack to Dun...

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Hellraiser - Back in cinemas on October 13th
Posted on Friday 8th September 2017

Audiences beware - Pinhead and his Cenobites are back! To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Clive Barker's iconic horror masterpiece Hellraiser, the terrifying and gloriously gruesome hit film, is re-released in cinemas on Friday 13th October and Steelbook on 30th October.

A couple, Larry and Julia, move into an old house belonging to Larry's family, to make a fresh start. Exploring the dilapidated house, Julia discover a hideous creature - Larry's half-brother Frank, who is also Julia's former lover - hiding in the attic. Having lost his earthly body to other-worldly demons called the Cenobites after a ceremony with a strange golden puzzle box, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the fl...

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Hammer House of Horror will open its doors on Blu-ray soon
Posted on Thursday 7th September 2017

This star-studded anthology from Hammer Films presents thirteen unforgettable tales of spine-chilling terror. Reimagining classic Hammer themes in a contemporary British setting and signalling a new direction for the legendary film studio under the aegis of producer Roy Skeggs, Hammer House of Horror blends the supernatural with a very modern horror from hauntings and demonic possessions to sinister incarcerations and cannibalism...

A huge hit on its first ITV transmission and again when it was shown recently on Horror, Hammer House of Horror boasts a consistently high-calibre cast including Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott, Brian Cox and Sian Phillips.

The complete series is featured...

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Dare you open Kim Newman's Video Dungeon?
Posted on Wednesday 6th September 2017

Video Dungeon is the first collection of film critic, film historian and novelist Kim Newman's full reviews of the best and worst B movies, inspired by his legendary Empire column of the same name, which appears every month in the UK's largest film specialty magazine.

With themed chapters covering new films and re-releases, from AfterDeath to Zombie Shark, from 1915's Les Vampires to 2016's The Shallows, over 500 of the cheapest, trashiest, goriest and, occasionally, unexpectedly good films released for the home entertainment market are covered here, torn apart and stitched back together again in Kim's unique style.

For those of you new to Kim's work (and if you are this should be your first port of cal...

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Don't Look Now - Soundtrack being released onto vinyl
Posted on Wednesday 6th September 2017

One of the greatest movies ever made and a firm favourite on Horror, 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. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple mourning the death of their young daughter, clinging on to her memory through a meeting with a mysterious psychic in Venice.

Now Silva Screen Records are giving us the chance to enjoy Pino Donaggio's superb score on vinyl when its released on November 17th.

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

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Brand new trailer for anticipated shocker, Habit
Posted on Wednesday 6th September 2017

Habit, the brand new movie from director Simion Halligan is set for its own festival success as this bloodthirsty feature film announces its first tranche of festival screenings for later this year.

Habit has been selected for more than ten top genre film festivals including LUND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Sweden), GRIMMFEST (Manchester UK), MAYHEM (Nottingham UK), CELLULOID SCREAMS (Sheffield, UK, Cant announce till Friday 8th Sept), DUBLIN HORRORTHON (Dublin UK), RAZORREEL (Bruges, Belgium), NYC FILM FESTIVAL (New York US), TERRORMOLINS (Barcelona, Spain), ABERTOIR FILM FESTIVAL (Cardiff, Wales) and NIGHTVISIONS (Helsinki, Finland) and more to be announced shortly.

Based on the brutal...

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Close Encounters is being released in 4K!
Posted on Tuesday 5th September 2017

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic adventure Close Encounters Of the Third Kind on October 9th with the new 4K restoration available on 2-disc 4K Ultra HD, a Limited Edition 3-disc 4K Ultra HD Light and Sound Gift Set, and in high-def on 2-disc remastered Blu-ray. A must-own for all true fans, the highly collectible Limited Edition Gift Set features illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif. Also included is an expanded booklet with rare archival photos. Both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD releases include all three restored versions of the film, including the 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1...

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Grimmfest 2017 - Here's everything you need to know!
Posted on Friday 1st September 2017

GRIMMFEST, Manchester's Festival of Horror, Cult and Fantastic Film is back; bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever before.

The Festival screening venue might have changed hands in the last twelve months, but the unique spirit of Grimmfest refuses to be exorcised from the building. Before long, the Printworks will once again find itself under siege by blood-soaked hordes of horror enthusiasts and film freaks, as Team Grimmfest unleashes...the Ninth Configuration! The festivals latest and greatest line-up yet of dark, dangerous, wild, weird, witty, thrilling, chilling, blood-spilling movies, every one of them a premiere or cult classic of one kind or another.

Highlights include:

G...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Black Sheep
BLACK SHEEP
Monday 25th September
10.45 PM
The Witches
THE WITCHES
Saturday 23rd September
6.40 PM
Landmine Goes Click
LANDMINE GOES CLICK
Saturday 23rd September
10.45 PM