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More titles added to the Hammer Film Collection
Posted on Thursday 16th November 2017
In 1957, Hammer's first ever horror film in colour was released: The Curse of Frankenstein. Its huge success spawned many more Hammer Horror films and the studio's domination of the horror genre, which was to last for a decade and a half. So 60 years on, to commemorate this anniversary, Studiocanal and Park Circus, in conjunction with FrightFest, Scalarama and more tbc, are releasing brand new res...

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Lost Doctor Who story to be released by BBC Books
Posted on Thursday 16th November 2017
Intergalactic war? That's just not cricket... or is it? Doctor Who And The Kirkkitmen is a novel based on a recently discovered treatment and extensive notes found in the Douglas Adams archive in Cambridge. A truly 'lost' adventure and with legendary status among fans, this is a work by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author that no-one has ever read... The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she's less th...

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Zombie Spring Breakers (aka Ibiza Undead) gets US release today!
Posted on Thursday 2nd November 2017
Marcia Do Vales, who, as Maria, kick-asses her way through Brit zomcom Ibiza Undead, will represent the film at its LA premiere on Thursday 2 November, which is hosted by US Film Studio and Distributor, The Asylum. The film will play in 76 Cinemark Theatres on November 2nd. Now called Zombie Spring Breakers, Brazilian-born Marcia do Vales, who is about to shoot the leading role in supernatural thrille...

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Its time to bring in the trash, Street Trash in fact!
Posted on Wednesday 1st November 2017
88 Films has opened the Vaults to unleash a frequently far-too-forgotten gem from the VHS shelves - Street Trash! Never gaining quite the love-fest that its most comparable colleagues such as Peter Jackson's Bad Taste (1987) and Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead II (1987) achieved; fright-fans of the Fangoria generation have nevertheless continued to argue that Street Trash more than deserves its place at the top of the pantheon of late ei...

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Would you dare go 47 Metres Down?
Posted on Tuesday 31st October 2017
It's time to get back into the water... Mandy Moore, Claire Holt and Matthew Modine star in the tense and terrifying 47 Metres Down. Out to download and own on DVD this November. Sisters Lisa (Moore) and Kate (Holt) become trapped at the bottom of the ocean as a shark diving expedition led by Captain Taylor (Modine) goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the cage plummets 47 metres to the seabed, the terrified s...

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New from Devil's Advocates, The Shining
Posted on Monday 30th October 2017
It's one of Stanley Kubrick's most talked about movies and now its getting the Devil's Advocates treatment, The Shining is the latest in their line of essential titles. Despite being met with critical bafflement on its release, and some hostility from author Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick's adaption of The Shining (1980) today stands as a landmark in horror cinema. Taking a fresh look at this most analysed of films, Laura M...

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Arrow Video have some Argento treats for 2018
Posted on Monday 30th October 2017
Arrow Video are starting 2018 the way they mean to go on - with a batch of quality new, and classic, releases that you won't want to miss, including a double dose of giallo from Italian maestro Dario Argento, and an outstanding Aussie thriller. First off, Dario Argento's devilishly good 1971 horror mystery Cat O' Nine Tails gets a superb limited edition 4K restoration. Starring James Franciscus (City On Fire) and Karl Malden...

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Uncut edition of Toolbox Murders coming from 88 Films
Posted on Wednesday 18th October 2017
Originally banned in the UK, 88 Films give new life to Toolbox Murders, the frequently-censored shocker which makes its UK debut uncut for the very first time and from a new 4k scan exclusive to 88 Films! Unbelievably it has taken until now, almost 40 years since its release, for Toolbox Murders to be considered safe for British viewers. Prior to these groundbreaking times, the film was most famed for driving the BBFC bonker...

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New from Devil's Advocates, Ju-on: The Grudge
Posted on Wednesday 18th October 2017
Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on franchise was key to the rise of contemporary Japanese horror and its international popularity at the turn of the millennium. The first release of Ju-on/The Grudge in 2002 spawned the decade's thematic interest in supernatural technology and the fear of contagions while skilfully navigating domestic social concerns, such as Japan's growing elderly population and domestic violence. This Devil's ...

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Doorways to premiere at Leeds Film Festival 2017
Posted on Thursday 12th October 2017
A macabre drama which depicts the psychological paranoia of being homeless will have its world premiere at this year's Leeds Film Festival. Doorways - written and co-produced by comic-book writer Ed Murphy, follows a newly-evicted young girl who hooks up with a down-and-out veteran who believes his street colleagues are being abducted from the city's sidewalks by a hostile entity. The short film was shot on location i...

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Borley Rectory will open its doors at Grimmfest
Posted on Wednesday 4th October 2017
From the House On The Borderlands, to the Witch House, from Hill House to Belasco House, hostile, haunted, or demon-possessed real estate is one of the longest-established tropes in horror fiction, and one which very quickly established itself in cinema, too. Indeed, haunted houses appear in some of the very earliest films. The cynical explanation would be that a single, creepy location is always an effective backdrop for...

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Grimmfest 2017: It's (Still) Grim(m) Up North!
Posted on Wednesday 27th September 2017
It was probably intended as an insult; a means of dismissing an entire region of the UK with a few words: "It's Grim Up North". But the Grimmfest team take a perverse pride in that notion. They adopted it as a brand from the start, and still wear it as a badge of honour. Because those overcast skies, and rainy, windswept moors conjured up the doomy Yorkshire Gothic of the Brontes; the harsh post-industrial cities and dour ...

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Eight classic Doctor Who titles are coming to vinyl
Posted on Tuesday 19th September 2017
Silva Screen Records are set to release eight Doctor Who scores onto vinyl and have announced the first two titles which come from opposite ends of the classic series' original run, The Daleks and Survival. The Daleks was the second Doctor Who story and was originally broadcast in 1963 with music by Tristram Cary. Cary was a pioneer in the field of electronic music, and served as a wartime naval officer specialising in rad...

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The Incredible Shrinking Man has never looked so good!
Posted on Tuesday 19th September 2017
Based on the novel by the massively influential sci-fi and horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Martian Chronicles), with a script adapted by Matheson himself, and directed by Fifties sci-fi king Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon), The Incredible Shrinking Man is rightly regarded as being one of the finest science-fiction films of all time, a critically-acclaimed smash hit that currentl...

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Voyeurism, violence and giallo vixens - Watch Me When I Kill arrives on UK Blu-ray October
Posted on Tuesday 19th September 2017
fans of the golden age of Italian gore could have predicted that a comparative obscurity such as Watch Me When I Kill (1977) might still be remembered forty years after its initial release. Yet it is a testament to this terror title's enduring images of perversion, plasma-spillage and potent murder-mystery hi-jinks that it is now remastered in a gorgeous new 4k HD scan by 88 Films and given the bells and whistles tr...

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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...

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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 i...

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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 invasi...

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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 ...

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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 Lar...

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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 ...

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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 cannib...

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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...

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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 ps...

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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 ...

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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 Gif...

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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 Te...

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Annabelle: Creation - Soundtrack coming soon
Posted on Sunday 20th August 2017
Following on from the worldwide success of 2014's horror blockbuster Annabelle, a chilling story of a possessed vintage doll, comes a prequel Annabelle: Creation directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle, Lights Out) and written by Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle, The Nun, Swamp Devil). Composer Benjamin Wallfisch is recognised as one of the top talents of his generation, working with world renowned film makers S...

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Lucio Fulci's Touch Of Death coming to Blu-ray
Posted on Saturday 12th August 2017
88 Films will unleash Lucio Fulci's most macabre and underrated blood-operas, Touch Of Death (1988) on August 7th, the latest addition to their now legendary Italian Collection. Making its British bow in full HD, with a stunning new restoration for Blu-ray, Touch Of Death has been tragically underseen even though it rates right up there with Fulci's most fiendish splatter epics. Starring the iconic B-movie maverick...

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Coming to vinyl for the first time, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
Posted on Saturday 12th August 2017
Groove Vinyl Records has announced that they are to release (for the first time on vinyl) the classic original television show, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. This cult classic of a series was originally broadcast in Canada on channel CHCH-TV way back in 1971 and starred Billy Van with guest appearances from the one and only Vincent Price and a collection of regular monsters! Containing gags, songs and eve...

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Creepshow 2 soundtrack is coming to vinyl.
Posted on Tuesday 8th August 2017
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the debut soundtrack release of Creepshow 2. The 1987 anthology horror film is a sequel to 1982's Creepshow, which was directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film is once again based upon stories by Stephen King, and features three horror-segments, Old Chief Woodenhead, The Raft, and The Hitchhiker, with an animated-horror wrap around story. The score, co...

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The games are going to begin again. NSFW trailer for Jigsaw
Posted on Friday 21st July 2017
One of the highest grossing Horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer's signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level. Jigsaw, which is released into cinemas October 27th stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Cle Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen and Josiah Black. This latest installment has been directed by The Sp...

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Brand new one-sheet poster for IT
Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017
Warner Bros. has released a new one sheet for IT, based on the novel by Stephen King, and coming to cinemas 8th September ahead of Comic Con San Diego 2017. New Line Cinema's horror thriller IT, directed by Andres Muschietti (Mama), and one of the most anticipated movies of the year. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with th...

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Prepare for The Transfiguration
Posted on Tuesday 11th July 2017
The Transfiguration is the first feature from writer/director Michael O'Shea which took Cannes 2016 by storm, where it competed in Un Certain Regard, and received widespread praise for it's bold, unusual take on the classic coming of age tale... with added bite. This atmospheric, intricate study of a troubled young mind, it follows orphaned teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) as he immerses himself in vampire lore to escape hi...

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NSFW trailer for The Ritual!
Posted on Monday 10th July 2017
Entertainment One has finally shared with us the very first trailer and poster for the upcoming horror film The Ritual. Starring Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey, Spike Island), Arsher Ali (Line of Duty, Four Lions) and Sam Troughton (Robin Hood, Alien vs. Predator) and directed by David Bruckner (V/H/S) the movie promises much and is already building up quite a following...

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The most famous score, ever comes to 7" vinyl!
Posted on Monday 3rd July 2017
For the first time ever music two of the most iconic music cues in cinema history will be released on 7" Black Vinyl in an edition of 1960 copies! Taken directly from the original master tapes and assembled, mastered and cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, Prelude and The Murder, from Hitchcock's Psycho finally get released. Composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann, these two tracks defined the monochr...

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Captain Kronos is back! In comic book form!
Posted on Thursday 29th June 2017
Remember the Hammer Films classic, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter? Well this all-action hero is back and is still battling a plague spread by sharp-teethed blood-suckers! Well, what else would he be doing?! Captain Kronos will be the second Hammer title following the Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire's The Mummy: Palimpsest which hits bookstores in August. Written by Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians ...

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Will you be able to hear the Voices from the Stone?
Posted on Thursday 29th June 2017
Games Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke plays a young nurse attempting to unravel sinister secrets in a Tuscan castle, in a ghostly tale that tantalizingly mixes ghostly mystery reminiscent of classics The Others and The Woman In Black. Voices From the Stone is set in 1950s Tuscany where a determined young nurse and teacher, Verena, takes a job looking after Jakob, a young boy who has not spoken since his mother died...

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Dare you visit the horror From a House on Willow Street?
Posted on Thursday 29th June 2017
The Last Exorcism meets Don't Breathe in From a House on Willow Street, a terrifying horror film that sees a criminal gang discovering that hell hath no fury like a kidnapped woman who's been possessed by an ancient, demonic force! After a young woman, Katherine, is kidnapped, her captors videotape her and send the tape to her parents asking for a ransom. Getting no reply, they go back to Katherine's hous...

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Guillermo Del Toro "all dayer" coming to Stockport Plaza Cinema
Posted on Sunday 18th June 2017
This July, Horror Channel is supporting an event no fan of quality horror cinema will want to miss. Alongside those lovely Grimmfest people we're having an all-day marathon dedicated to the Mexican master of the macabre, Guillermo Del Toro. Known for his impeccable film making in dark fantasy, gothic horror and crafting cult blockbusters, you are able to view a quartet of his best films on the huge screen at Stockport Pl...

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New from Dana Fredsti, The Spawn Of Lilith
Posted on Thursday 1st June 2017
Written by former stuntwoman, actress and sword-fighter author Dana Fredsti, The Spawn Of Lilith brings her real-life experience to create a fast, fun and action-packed new fantasy series set in the unseen heart of La La Land. In the glittering heart of Tinseltown lurks a dark secret, one kept out of the spotlight and into the darkest corners of the studio backlots: in a city where money is king, sometimes it pays...

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Evil Dead 2 back on Wax
Posted on Thursday 1st June 2017
Waxwork Records has announced the 30th Anniversary soundtrack release of the 1987 horror cult-classic, Evil Dead 2. Directed by Sam Raimi and featuring Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash Williams, Evil Dead 2 is known not only as the quintessential entry of the Evil Dead Trilogy, but also of 1980's cult-classic horror cinema as a whole. Evil Dead 2 remains the outstanding follow up to 1981's The Evil Dead,...

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Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling is getting Dual Format release from Arrow Video
Posted on Friday 12th May 2017
From the legend that is Lucio Fulci, comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling. When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local "witch", Maciara. With the bodies piling up and the community grippe...

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Get your little black dress ready, Shock Treatment is coming to Blu-ray
Posted on Friday 12th May 2017
"It's not a sequel... it's not a prequel... it's an equal!" Available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, Arrow Video presents Shock Treatment - the criminally underrated sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Several years on from the events of the original Rocky, Brad and Janet Majors find their strained marriage put to the test on popular Denton TV show Marriage Maze. Poor Brad is heavily sedated...

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Before The Ripper, there was The Limehouse Golem
Posted on Tuesday 9th May 2017
Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and based on the popular 1994 novel 'Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem' by author Peter Ackroyd, The Limehouse Golem will reach UK cinemas on September 1st. Early reports are giving it a big thumbs up, not just because the cast includes Bill Nighy, Olivia Cook, Douglas Booth, Sam Reid and Eddie Marsan but also as the screenplay has been written and brought t...

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The most famous house in horror is coming to Blu-ray
Posted on Monday 1st May 2017
It's one of the all-time horror greats, it spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs and inspired numerous haunted house copycats. It even became the subject of a top 20 hit single - Lovebug Starski's Amityville (House on the Hill). And now, almost 40 years after it scared homeowners everywhere witless, The Amityville Horror is finally getting its first ever UK Blu-ray release in a limited edition Steelbook courtesy of Se...

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XX finally comes to the UK
Posted on Tuesday 18th April 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,...

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Watch out for The Void
Posted on Tuesday 18th April 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 ...

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More RSD 2017 news and the Pescatons are back on Vinyl!
Posted on Tuesday 18th April 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 ...

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Don't Look Now - Original Title Theme 7" Single RSD exclusive
Posted on Tuesday 11th April 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 ...

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Rock 'n Roll legends meet horror comics icon in KISS/Vampirella
Posted on Monday 10th April 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 even...

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Add that little bit of "something" to your horror themed party with the ultimate disc!
Posted on Monday 10th April 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. Cull...

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Will you be tuning in to see Samara one more time?
Posted on Monday 10th April 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 t...

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Choose your weapon! New posters released for The Belko Experiment
Posted on Thursday 6th April 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 we...

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Record Store Day releases from Silva Screen Records
Posted on Wednesday 5th April 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 ...

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New Alien: Covenant poster has landed
Posted on Wednesday 5th April 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 fa...

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The poster for IT finally floats into view
Posted on Tuesday 28th March 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 fa...

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Which personality will he choose tonight? Don't miss James McAvoy in Split
Posted on Monday 6th March 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 Mc...

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Coming soon - The FrightFest Guide To Monster Movies
Posted on Saturday 4th March 2017
FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The FrightFest Guide To Monster Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, August 24th to August 28th. Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, this is the second in a planned series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur, Written by celebrated writer, editor and critic...

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Psychological terror at its best, don't miss this Pet
Posted on Saturday 4th March 2017
PET_DVD_2D_TEMPHelmed by Award Winning director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143, ABCs of Death 2.5) and starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl, Black Swan) and Jennette McCurdy (Between, Sam & Cat), Pet is a dark and disturbing love story asking how much you could sacrifice in the name of love? This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man wo...

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Titan's new Hard Case Crime comic launches with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Millennium
Posted on Saturday 4th March 2017
GWTDT#1_01_Cover_APresenting a new vision of the worldwide bestselling Millennium novels by Stieg Larsson, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Millennium is a serialized comic book adaptation of Lisbeth Salander's harrowing story published in English for the first time. Written by Sylvain Runberg (Orbital) and illustrated by Jose Homs (L'Angelus) and Man, with an all-new translation ...

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Get the garlic ready, here comes Stake Land II
Posted on Saturday 4th March 2017
Stake Land II coverThe stakes are raised in Stake Land II, the sequel to Jim Mickle's 2010 horror hit, with original star, and writer, the gruff, gravelly-voiced Nick Damici, returning as the no nonsense vampire hunter Mister, and produced by Mickle and horror genre favourite Larry Fessenden (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers). Directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen pick up where the f...

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Horror Channel FrightFest is returning to Leicester Square for August event.
Posted on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
HCFF logoAs we ready ourselves for Glasgow and the latest Horror Channel FrightFest event we can reveal that the annual Horror Channel FrightFest which is held in London each August Bank Holiday will be returning to Cineworld Empire Theatre, Leicester Square in London's glittering West End for its banner 18th edition. So now you can book your hotels/accommodation with complete confidence that your fav...

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Earth: Final Conflict - Episode Update
Posted on Monday 20th February 2017
Earth Final Conflict Group Image 2We apologise to all viewers for the problems that occurred with episode 20 of season 3 of Earth: Final Conflict that originally occurred on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th. This unfortunately happened due to a technical issue at our transmission provider. Our transmission is not controlled as 'live' and as such the issue ...

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Behind-the-scenes stills revealed as slasher horror The Tombs completes production
Posted on Friday 17th February 2017
The Tombs-WEB3Templeheart Films, the producing company behind Paul Hyett's Heritiks and Andy Edwards' Ibiza Undead, are set to unleash a new kind of monster in The Tombs, which has just finished filming at The London Tombs, The London Bridge Experience's horror themed tourist attraction. Dubbed Celebrity Big Brother meets Friday the 13th, the gruesome slasher stars Jessica Ann Brownlie (V...

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Anno Dracula - Comic book style!
Posted on Monday 13th February 2017
Anno-Dracula-1-Jef-Zornow (1)Titan Comics has revealed the covers and an extended art preview from Anno Dracula #1 - an all-new comic mini-series based on the best selling Anno Dracula novels, written by creator Kim Newman with art by Paul McCaffrey (The Third Doctor). The Anno Dracula series depict an alternate 19th-century history where the characters of Bra...

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Zombie cinema, Danish style!
Posted on Monday 13th February 2017
What We BecomeThe feature film making debut from Bo Mikkelsen, What We Become promises to be a tense post-apocalyptic zombie thriller that's the first of its kind in Danish horror cinema. A family of four is quarantined in their home as a mysterious virus spreads into town, transforming their friends and neighbours into zombies. As the military moves in to try and stem the outbreak, they are forced...

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Alien and Predator - The Collection!
Posted on Sunday 12th February 2017
Alien XenomorphWe have all seen the rather cool The Walking Dead collection from Eaglemoss recently so it comes with great excitement that they've now announced an Alien And Predator Collection. Available only online, this superbly designed collection will include characters from every Alien and Predator movie released to date which is: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Predator, Predat...

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Dare you visit Seoul Station?
Posted on Wednesday 8th February 2017
Seoul Sation coverWritten and directed by award-winning Yeon Sang-ho, the genius behind Train To Busan, and the acclaimed animator behind The Fake and King of Pigs, Seoul Station is the superb animated sequel to Train to Busan. As the sun sets around Seoul Station, an old man thought to have died sinks his teeth into the warm flesh of a homeless person. Soon, the streets are filled with vic...

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Kim Newman's Anno Dracula and Other Stories is out now!
Posted on Friday 3rd February 2017
Anno DraculaIntroducing a compendium of tales from the feverish mind of best-selling author Kim Newman, including a brand-new Anno Dracula tale! Collecting together some of the master of horror's best short fiction together for the first time, in Anno Dracula And Other Stories, Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets, Frankenstein's monster rises from the Artic ice, and the terrifying legacy of Dr Jek...

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A slasher classic remastered in 2K for Blu-ray
Posted on Friday 3rd February 2017
MM88 Films has once again delved deep into the horror genre and come up trumps with the release of another lost classic, Mountaintop Motel Massacre. This is one of the all-time most shocking slasher flicks that is a bloody and colourful spin on Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho, only this time the owner of an off-road hotel is a demented older lady with a fetish for sticking a sickle into the faces of anyone foolish enoug...

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This Pet is a keeper!
Posted on Friday 3rd February 2017
PET Small imagePet is a haunting, psychological horror that follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth's obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own. Helmed by Award Winning direc...

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BOO! A you ready for a Madea Halloween?
Posted on Tuesday 17th January 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 frighteni...

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Do you recall the night Evelyn came out of the grave?
Posted on Tuesday 17th January 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 whod...

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FrightFest favourite My Father Die coming to Digital Download, DVD and VOD
Posted on Sunday 15th January 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...

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One of the best from last year, I Am Not A Serial Killer
Posted on Saturday 14th January 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 becom...

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The Phantasm series is back with added balls!
Posted on Saturday 14th January 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...

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Samara returns in Rings
Posted on Thursday 5th January 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 whe...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Star Trek: Voyager
STAR TREK: VOYAGER
Thursday 14th December
7.00 PM
Lost in Space
LOST IN SPACE
Friday 22nd December
8.00 PM
The Happening
THE HAPPENING
Tuesday 19th December
9.00 PM