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Are you brave enough to enter the bunker? It Lives soon on DVD
By James W, 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 Richard Mundy is a homegrown sci-fi tale with a difference, as Roy, played by Andrew Kinsler, begins to wonder, is he just paranoid, losing his mind, or is there more to Plethura than meets the eye?

The psychological thriller It Lives (aka Twenty-Twenty Four), is set for its UK DVD debut from Second Sight Films on 30 July.


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First image from Shane Black's, The Predator
Posted in News, Friday 20th July 2018
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Posted in Frightfest, Thursday 19th July 2018
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Coming soon from producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord
Posted in News, Wednesday 18th July 2018

Well, here it is, the new trailer from producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord.

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88 Films pays tribute to the late great Umberto Lenzi with a mega-edition of his all-time terror classic, Eyeball!
Posted in News, Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Production begins on the feature film, Rabid!
Posted in News, Tuesday 17th July 2018
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88 Films raises the splatter movie stakes with Italian gore classic Amazonia!
Posted in News, Sunday 15th July 2018
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Posted in News, Friday 13th July 2018
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Posted in News, Wednesday 11th July 2018
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