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Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson join judges panel for FrightFest and Glasgow Film Festival's 90 Second Film Challenge
By James W, Tuesday 9th January 2018

Ghost Stories writer and director team Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson will join Hex Studio's Lawrie Brewster, FrightFest's Paul McEvoy and Glasgow Film Festival head honcho Allison Gardner on the judge's panel for the FrightFest Glasgow 90 Second Challenge.

Aspiring filmmakers living in Scotland are invited to create an entertaining Horror, Sci-Fi or Fantasy film within just 90 seconds.

Films must be shot in Scotland by Scottish residents and entries must not currently be available online. All submissions are free and must be received by Tuesday 13th February 2018. Filmmakers of entries selected to be screened will be notified by 23rd February 2018.

Here's where to apply and read terms and conditions.

The winning shorts will be screened both at the Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow Film Festival event, held at the Glasgow Film Theatre on the 2nd/3rd March 2018 and FrightFest's London event in August 2018.

Can you make a short film scary or surprising in 90 seconds? The challenge is ON!


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Infinity - A magazine that takes you beyond
Posted on Sunday 24th June 2018
Infinity Magazine Issue 11 cover

Horror Channel loves sci-fi and cult TV (have you checked out our Sci-Fi Zone weekdays from 6pm?) and film and Infinity Magazine covers the best shows and movies past, present and future.

Marvel's super-hero Avengers may be all the rage these days, but back in the day the genuine article for most of us was John Steed and Emma Peel, The Avengers in one of Britain's most eccentric and colourful spy-fi shows. If you think that magnificent Mark Maddox cover art looks great, and it does, then wait until you see how brilliant the inside feature is!

The Infinity team also look at monsters from Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea, The Time Machine, The Thing From Another...

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The latest from Pascal Laugier, Incident in a Ghostland
Posted on Sunday 24th June 2018
Incident in a Ghostland Blu-ray cover

From director Pascal Laugier, who in 2008 shocked audiences around the world with his gruelling genre game-changer Martyrs, comes Incident in a Ghostland - a terrifying excursion into abject horror filled with creepy antique dolls, murderous maniacs and thrilling jump scares.

The subject of a brutal home invasion along with her mother and sister several years ago, horror novelist Beth has found solace in her writing - detailing the harrowing ordeal in her latest book, "Incident in a Ghostland". But when she receives a call from her sister Vera, apparently in a state of extreme distress, Beth is prompted to return to the isolated family home where the terri...

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Jack the Knife! Issue 193 of Dark Side Magazine is out now
Posted on Saturday 23rd June 2018
The DarkSide Magazine issue 193 cover, Jack the Ripper

Issue 193 of The Dark Side Magazine is in stores now and as usual is a ripping read, literally, since it concentrates on screen depictions of the grisly exploits of Jack the Ripper!

Beginning with the silent era and moving right through to such movies as Time After Time it dissects cinemas obsession with one of the world's greatest and most disturbing unsolved mysteries.

The magazine also celebrates the 40 year anniversary of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, looks at the art of Les Edwards and Tobe Hooper's magnificent misfire of a space vampire epic, Lifeforce.

All that and so much more await you in issue 193 of Britain...

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New Hemlock Horror Companion - Hammer on Television
Posted on Saturday 23rd June 2018
Hammer on TV bookazine cover from Hemlock Books

Brand new to the Hemlock Horror Companion series of titles comes Hammer on Television, and we're not talking about Hammer movies on the small screen either.

From Tales of Frankenstein to Hammer House of Horror and beyond, Bruce Hallenbeck looks in depth at Hammer's various attempts to break into the world of small screen thrills, first in 1958 and then finally in the 1980s after the company itself had been dissolved. Complete with episode guides, lots of rare stills and a detailed examination of the rare and little-seen Journey to the Unknown.

This 120pp Bookazine is printed in full colour and is fully illustrated throughout!

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Leigh Whannell's Upgrade gets a release date and trailer
Posted on Thursday 21st June 2018

Not Man. Not Machine. More.

Fancy a hyper violent vision of the future from the producers of Get Out and The Purge, and the creator of Saw and Insidious? Well, Leigh Whannell's Upgrade is for you.

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure - an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM - gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

Writer and directed by Leigh Whannell, Upgrade will be released Aug...

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The Nun - The official teaser trailer is here!
Posted on Wednesday 20th June 2018

The Conjuring movies and their Annabelle spin-offs have already delivered some cool moments of paranormal terror but none seem to be as anticipated as the latest from this chilling universe, The Nun.

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in "The Conjuring 2," as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

T...

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Meet tough-as-nails monster-fighter Pamela Evans this September in MCMLXXV
Posted on Tuesday 19th June 2018
Cover for MCMLXXV being released this September from Image

Fan favorite writer Joe Casey (Sex, New Lieutenants of Metal) and artist Ian MacEwan come together to weave modern mythology for a new generation in the forthcoming MCMLXXV launching this September.

"This series is all about creating brand new iconography," said Casey. "It's about creating a new kind of folk hero that speaks to where we all are right now. Oh yeah... it's also about smashing monsters into the pavement with an enchanted tire iron."

In MCMLXXV, readers meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster-fighter. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure.

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This one will keep you awake all night! Bad Dreams is getting the special edition treatment.
Posted on Monday 18th June 2018
Bad Dreams Blu-ray cover from 88 Films

You would need to have been living in a bubble not to have encountered the Freddy Krueger phenomenon that took over the world in the 1980s. However, a number of movies also followed the A Nightmare On Elm Street boom with similar tales of dream-stalkers and surrealist scares - and chief among them was Bad Dreams which also boasted a big budget and bombastic special effects!

Featuring a leading lady performance from the legendary Scream Queen Jennifer Rubin - who was then just fresh from battling Freddy himself in A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors - Bad Dreams gained acclaim for its solid acting performances, tense suspense and shocking moments o...

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Get out and get Get Out! OST now available on vinyl.
Posted on Friday 15th June 2018
Get Out Original Soundtrack cover image

Waxwork Records has announced the release of the Get Out Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music By Michael Abels.

Written and directed by Jordan Peele, Get Out is the critically acclaimed 2017 American horror film starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. The film received numerous accolades and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Kalluya.

This is the directorial debut of accomplished actor and long time horror-fanatic, Peele as well as being the debut score from Abels.

Included in the new deluxe double LP release of Get Out are exclusive liner notes in the f...

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Are you brave enough to enter the bunker? It Lives soon on DVD
Posted on Thursday 14th June 2018
Cover for the DVD release for it Lives

An isolated nuclear bunker - called Plethura - deep, deep underground.

A scientist tasked with maintaining the subterranean centre in readiness for an impending strike, is all alone, apart from an omnipresent computer, Arthur.

But is there something else there?

When lone expert, Roy, is left isolated, hundreds of feet below the surface with no communication with the outside world and no way of knowing what's going on, he starts to question his own sanity. And as an increasingly terrifying chain of events take place in the bunker, he realises that something else might be alive underground with him.

It Lives is the debut feature from director Ri...

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Graham Humphreys' beautiful artwork for FrightFest 2018 revealed
Posted on Thursday 14th June 2018
FrightFest Logo 2018

Team FrightFest has finally revealed Graham Humphreys' anticipated poster for this year's event.

The stunning artwork for this year's annual Bank Holiday event, the UK's largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thursday August 23rd and Monday August 27th.

For Graham, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' seemed too important to ignore: "In the same way that Frankenstein gave life to his monster, horror films stimulate our imagination and give form to ideas that otherwise dare not leave the shadows", he commented. "The painting shows our familiar host enjoying ...

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This movie scared the daylights out of Stephen King, prepare for The Changeling
Posted on Wednesday 13th June 2018
The Changeling blu-ray cover

Cited as a huge influence by renowned film-makers including Martin Scorsese and Alejandro Amenabar and lauded by horror aficionados and audiences alike, The Changeling is one of the most chilling horrors of all time and now it arrives in a brand new restored version for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring stunning newly commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy.

One of the last classic horror films to finally be released in high-definition, Peter Medak's (The Krays) The Changeling arrives as a limited edition collector's set including stunning packaging, a poster, a 40-page perfect bound booklet and a slew of newly created special features such as a commentaries, interviews a...

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