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Interview with Damien Power, director of Killing Ground
Posted in Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 25th September 2017

One of the best from Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 was a superior thriller, Killing Ground. This tension packed movie looked incredible on the big screen so we decided to chat to its director, Damien Power.

HC: Did Killing Ground take a long time to write and did it change as you progressed?

DP: It took eleven years from the germ of the idea to stepping onto location to start shooting. Luckily I wasn't working on it full time! Once we had a draft we were happy with, it took five years to put the financing jigsaw together. It's a long journey! The biggest change was that for a number of years it didn't really have a third act. It ended very abruptly at the moment of maximum jeopardy. Fort...

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Booth's Blog: A pre-Matrix Keanu comes to Horror...
Posted in Booth's Blog, Friday 22nd September 2017

Back in 1995, the year 2021 seemed thankfully such a long way off. As the millennium dawned ever closer and prophecies of doom and demise were thrown around we reacted the only way we know how. With movies! The 90's saw a slew of paranoia fueled films exploring the increasing interfacing of humans with information technology, as for the first time in history the internet came to define and control our lives. The Lawnmower Man ('92), Hackers ('95), Strange Days ('95), Existenz ('99), and of course the daddy of the cyberpunk bunch - The Matrix ('99). But surely there was nothing to truly worry about, right? The Future's not here yet?! Well, according to our dystopian thriller on Friday, it'snow only f...

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Eight classic Doctor Who titles are coming to vinyl
Posted in News, 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 radar and electronics. He combined a career at the cutting edge of experimental music with works for cinema (The Ladykillers), television and radio. The Daleks made their debut just before Christmas 1963 and Cary's music was composed to script as several atmospheric pieces for specific scenes...

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The Incredible Shrinking Man has never looked so good!
Posted in News, 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 currently has a 90 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

He baffles science! He confounds medicine! Submitted for your approval, the strange story of Scott Carey - an ordinary young man who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, becomes The Incredible Shrinking Man! Whilst on a holiday c...

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Voyeurism, violence and giallo vixens - Watch Me When I Kill arrives on UK Blu-ray October
Posted in News, 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 treatment! Building up a sizeable fanbase over the decades - understandably adamant that director Antonio Bido (famous for his similarly stylish sickie The Bloodstained Shadow) deserves his rightful place in the pantheon of all time giallo-director greats - Watch Me When I Kill is a captivating car...

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This release should be called, "Now That's What I Call Italian Horror Music: Volume 1"!
Posted in News, 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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Booth's Blog: Big Ass Spiders and James Wan this weekend on Horror!
Posted in Booth's Blog, Tuesday 12th September 2017

Sometimes a good title is all you need to know exactly what you're in for; Nude Nuns with Big Guns, Lesbian Vampire Killers and now Big Ass Spider! Doing exactly what is says on the tin, our network premiere on Friday rides the current Mega Shark wave of 'bigger is better', but before you roll your eyes at this one (as I did) this is one seriously fun romp from start to finish with a fast pace, great script and brilliant comedic actors. You know you're in for a good ride from the outset as the film starts at the peak of the action, the camera pulls out revealing "Heroes" actor Greg Grunberg (who played lovable cop Matt Parkman) caught in the midst of chaos and carnage filmed in slow motion while a cover son...

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Will you visit House On Sorority Row?
Posted in News, 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 in News, 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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