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Annabelle: Creation - White vinyl release for soundtrack
By James W, 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 Dunkirk, highlighted by his evocative arrangement on Elgar's Nimrod titled Variation 15 (Dunkirk). He has also composed the score for the long awaited big screen version of Stephen King's It.

This white vinyl edition from Silva Screen Records has a printed inner and outer sleeve printed with a concealed image inside and will be available 27th October. More news on the Silva Screen site.


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88 Films will deliver a Frightmare in September
Posted on Thursday 16th August 2018
Frightmare Blu-ray case

Also known as The Horror Star, the 1983 cult creeper Frightmare was a beloved video rental favourite and thanks to 88 Films its heading back to a store near you on Blu-ray!

Frightmare was the fear-film that gave audiences postmodern shocks long before Wes Craven gave us his game-changing Scream in 1996. An underrated and underseen gem, the film highlights a notable supporting performance from the great Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and character great Chuck Mitchell (Porky's) as well as assured direction from Norman Thaddeus Vane (who also worked on the X-rated cult favourite Dracula Sucks). With a dash of pitch black humour, and a literate script, as well as chara...

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Get ready for the Night of the Creeps for the first time on Blu-ray
Posted on Tuesday 14th August 2018
Night of the Creeps cover

Eureka Entertainment will unleash Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps, a simultaneously frightening and hilarious 80s horror classic, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray and DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 8th October.

When an alien experiment goes awry, it crashes to Earth in 1959 and infects a young college student. 27 years later, his cryogenically-frozen body is thawed out by fraternity pledges, and the campus is quickly overrun by alien creatures - whose victims come back as zombies!

A cult favourite among VHS owners of the 1980s, Dekker's supremely enjoyable throwback chiller deftly combines classic horror and sci-fi elements with delicious...

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70s shocker Assault to get worldwide Blu-ray debut
Posted on Monday 13th August 2018
Assault Blu-ray cover

A hard-hitting psychological thriller, Assault (aka In the Devil's Garden) stars Frank Finlay as a career policeman willing to employ unorthodox methods to catch a sleazy murderer and Suzy Kendall as a plucky teacher willing to put her life in jeopardy to help him do so.

Tautly directed by Sidney Hayers (Night of the Eagle), this controversial drama is being presented in a brand-new High Definition transfer remastered from the original 35mm camera negative and released on 27th August thanks to Network.

When a schoolgirl rapist escalates to murder, Det. Chief Supt. Velyan (Finlay) faces an agonising choice when the girl's teacher - who saw the maniac in pursuit of his second victim...

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Celebrate the Doctor's 20th anniversary!
Posted on Friday 10th August 2018
Doctor Who The Five Doctors CD

The bracing, spine-chilling and atmospheric music soundtrack for Doctor Who: The Five Doctors was composed by Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The special effects were created by Dick Mills. The Five Doctors album features both the original score and the BBC Video special edition version which was, in 1995, produced, reworked and extended by Peter Howell. The BBC video featured updated visual effects and to match that the score was mixed in Dolby Surround.

Peter Howell comments: "Listening again to the score for The Five Doctors, it seems to represent a very particular period in time when the variety of sounds at our disposal was becom...

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Grindhouse classic, Miss Leslie's Dolls debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in September
Posted on Friday 10th August 2018
Miss Leslies Dolls Blu-ray cover

A rare specimen from the more deranged end of the Grindhouse spectrum, Miss Leslie's Dolls is a memorably demented tale of possession and transvestitism from director Joseph G. Prieto (who, under the name Joseph P. Mawra, directed the outrageous 1965 sexploitation "documentary" Chained Girls).

Believed lost for decades, it has been remastered from original film elements especially for this release.

Stranded in the backwoods during a thunderstorm, a beautiful teacher and her three promiscuous students take refuge at a lonely house owned by the middle-aged Miss Leslie. Miss Leslie, however, is less a mild-mannered spinster and more an axe-wielding, homi...

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Are you brave enough to enter the bunker? It Lives on DVD
Posted on Friday 10th August 2018
It Lives cover

An isolated nuclear bunker called Plethura is situated deep, deep underground. Here, a scientist is 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?

We can all discover what happens in the critically acclaimed psychological thriller It Lives (aka Twenty-Twenty Four), which has just received its UK DVD debut from Second Sight Films.

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 increas...

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You don't have to be local to buy this! New League of Gentlemen vinyl box set coming soon
Posted on Friday 10th August 2018

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Available for the very first time on vinyl, Demon Records proudly present Special Stuff: The League Of Gentlemen's vinyl cuts box set. Including the original BBC radio series, and every episode of the first three TV series presented on heavyweight 180gm vinyl.

Presented as 4 x 3LP gatefolds, and housed in a uniquely designed 'Special Stuff' box in homage to master butcher Hilary Briss.

Created in conjunction with the League Of Gentlemen, and featuring original artwork by Graham Humphreys, Special Stuff is a beautifully presented 12 x 180gm Heavyweight Coloured Vinyl including:

On the Town with The League of Gentlemen - The original BBC radio series
The League of Gentlemen: Series One - A Local Shop For Local People - The Complete BBC TV Series
The League of Gentlemen: Series Two - You're My Wife Now - The Co...

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Infecting cinemas in September, Redcon-1
Posted on Friday 10th August 2018

From rising director Chee Keong Cheung (Banshee Chapter) comes Redcon-1 - a horror thriller driven through with genuine relentless fight action and bristling with real military hardware, as a crack team of soldiers must battle through a zombie filled Britain in a race against time to find a cure.

After a zombie apocalypse spreads from a London prison, the UK is brought to its knees. The spread of the virus is temporarily contained but, without a cure, it's only a matter of time before it breaks its boundaries and the biggest problem of all... any zombies with combat skills are now enhanced. With the South East of England quarantined from the rest of the world using fortified borders, intelligence finds that the sci...

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Coming to UK screens this summer and UK homes from this autumn, FrightFest Presents!
Posted on Thursday 9th August 2018
FrightFest Presents Logo

Discover suspense, terror and everything in between as Signature Entertainment and FrightFest, the UK's leading horror fantasy film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new venture geared to delivering the best in undiscovered genre features to the UK audience and world stage.

Phase one of this incredibly exciting label includes:

Th Dark FrightFest image

The Dark (October)
Directors: Justin P. Lange and Klemens Hufnagl
Cast: Nadia Alexander
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Mind the doors! Death Line to be released on Blu-ray
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018
Death Line blu-ray cover

Network will present a brand new HD remaster of the 1972 renowned horror classic Death Line (aka Raw Meat) starring Donald Pleasence and Christopher Lee.

Previously available only on DVD in the UK, Death Line has been newly scanned to 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative and extensively restored in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 for this exclusive UK Blu-ray release. The restoration involved careful grain management, both automated and manual removal of film dirt and damage, and correction of major instability, warping and density fluctuations.

When a philandering politician goes missing on the Underground, the subsequent police investiga...

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Holmes vs. Cthulhu, what more could you want?
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018
Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Neural Psychoses cover

Next month, New York Times bestselling author Lois H. Gresh returns with the second instalment in her Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu series, which combines the world's greatest detective with H. P. Lovecraft's extensive mythos. If you like your detective stories with a dash of the occult, Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Neural Psychoses is for you.

Amelia Scarcliffe's monstrous brood, harbingers of Cthulhu, will soon spawn. Her songs spell insanity, death... and illimitable wealth. And Moriarty will do anything to get his hands on gold, even if it means tearing down the walls between this world and a realm of horrors.

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Get ready for the 13th Doctor, in book form anyway!
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018
Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords cover

This September, BBC Books will publish Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived, a beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring tales of the women of Doctor Who. It will be the first official book published, celebrating Jodie Whittaker's debut as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Written by Christel Dee, former presenter of Doctor Who: The Fan Show, and Simon Guerrier, the book will feature more than 75 inspiring tales of remarkable women of the Whoniverse, both real and imagined. From historical figures such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria to fan favourites like Bill Potts and River Song, each woman has made a unique contribution to the world of...

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