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Care to investigate The Hole in the Ground?
Posted in News, Monday 24th June 2019
The Hole in the Ground

Something nasty is lurking in the forest in what might be the most frightening film of the year, a nerve-jangling mix of The Witch and Hereditary.

A bold cross between Pet Sematary and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Hole In The Ground is the debut feature from writer-director Lee Cronin is a genre game changer that masterfully builds the tension, delivers the frights and leaves the audience reeling.

Cronin elicits terrific performances from a brilliant cast, particularly Seana Kerslake as a single mother driven to her wits end, and a wonderfully unnerving James Quinn Markey as her son, who might not be what he seems after his disappearance in the forest. Also ...

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Glasgow Film Night Celebrates Disability in Horror
Posted in News, Thursday 20th June 2019
Disability in Horror Month 2019 Poster

Popcorn Horror launches the first film event celebrating the work of disabled horror creators, actors, and exploring the relationship between horror and disability.

In honour of the third annual Disability in Horror Month, Glasgow based horror collective Popcorn Horror have announced a unique night of scary films by disabled filmmakers, featuring disabled actors, or contributing to the conversation on representation in film media. The event is set to take place in Renfield St. Stephens Centre on Friday 28 June.

From Tod Browning's controversial 1932 film, Freaks, to more recent examples such as Hush, horror and disability have shar...

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The Villainess soundtrack coming to vinyl
Posted in News, Thursday 20th June 2019

The Villainess received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, cementing the worldwide growth and interest in South Korean action cinema. The explosive soundtrack from Ja Wan Koo perfectly complements the exquisitely choreographed fight sequences and the darkness of The Villainess' ultra-violent world.

Since she was a little girl, Sook-hee was brought up to become a deadly assassin.She gets a second chance in life when South Korea's Intelligence Agency's Chief Kwon recruits her to become a sleeper cell. Her new identity is Chae Yeon-soo, 27 years old, theatre actress. With a promise of complete freedom after serving the country for 10 years, Sook-hee begins a new life. ...

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces opening and closing night films
Posted in Frightfest, News, Thursday 20th June 2019

This year's festival opens with the UK premiere of Ant Timpson's deviously edgy stunner Come To Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley.

Written by The Greasy Strangler co-writer Toby Harvard (based on an idea by Timpson), Elijah Wood puts in a career best performance as thirty-something Norval, who receives an out-of-the-blue invitation to visit his perpetually uncaring dad, As his father's growing animosity towards him reaches a dark fever pitch. this hilarious, inventively gross, core-shocking adventure moves smartly towards its uncompromising and unexpected finale.

The festival reaches its bloody conclusion with the world premiere of Abner Pastoll's ...

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UK premieres provide summer chills on Horror Channel in July
Posted in Features, Wednesday 19th June 2019

Saturday nights on Horror Channel in July sees the UK TV premieres of Casey La Scala's disaster shocker The Remaining, based on the Book of Revelations; Mark Young's contagious chiller Feral; Robbie Pickering's comedy horror Freaks of Nature and Nils Taylor's fearsome female thriller Quarries.

In the UK TV premiere of The Remaining on the 6th, a group of close friends gathers for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by apocalyptic biblical prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror, will they choose real life through faith, or just t...

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Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 celebrates the festival's 20th year milestone
Posted in Frightfest, News, Saturday 15th June 2019
FrightFest poster art by Graham Humphreys

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is delighted to present Graham Humphreys' Aurora Monster-inspired 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 22 and Monday August 26 2019.

Graham revealed: "Emerging each year from the charnal grounds, the monster tears open his own flesh to reveal the FrightFest numerical milestone, the 20th year! Inspired by the glow kits of the early 1970s, four ghastly apparitions flank the anti-hero, the Four Horror-men of the Annual-Gorefest! Each a-glow with sinister lig...

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FrightFest and Fab Press launch The Frightfest Guide to Werewolf Movies
Posted in Frightfest, News, Tuesday 11th June 2019

FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The Frightfest Guide to Werewolf Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Arrow Video FrightFest 2019, August 22 till August 27. Both the author Gavin Baddeley and filmmaker Neil Marshall, who wrote the foreword, will be present to sign copies.

Following the success of the three previous editions: The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, Monster Movies and last year's Ghost Movies, this is the latest in a series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur.

For more than a century, a diverse pack of lycanthropes have memorably manifested onto our screens, in many hair-raising s...

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Hammer back on the big screen thanks to Grimmfest and Horror Channel
Posted in News, Tuesday 11th June 2019

As voted for by Grimmfest fans on social media, it has been decided that The Devil Rides Out and The Plague of the Zombies will be the next Grimmfest big screen double-bill to be supported by Horror Channel.

The event is taking place at the Plaza in Stockport (less than 10 mins by train from Manchester city centre) - an amazing art deco super-cinema that has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Films will start promptly at the advertised times and no under 15s will be admitted.

Doors open at 6.30pm £6 per individual film or £10 for the double bill + booking fee, book online or pay on the door.

The Devil Rides Out (15) Terence Fisher directs Christopher Lee in this cl...

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Horror Channel wins Gold at the PROMAX Global Excellence Awards
Posted in News, Sunday 9th June 2019

At the recent annual PROMAX Global Excellence Awards, Horror Channel won Gold in the Brand Image Design Promo Campaign category and Bronze in Motion Graphics category.

Both of these awards were for our We Are Horro campaign which was designed to reinforce the variety of sub-genres available on Horror Channel.

To be recognised at such a prestigious industry event makes us incredibly proud of our talented team of creatives and proves that when it comes to making a choice as to what to watch, We Are Horror!

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The House that Dripped Blood coming to Blu-ray
Posted in News, Wednesday 5th June 2019

Seminal Amicus horror The House that Dripped Blood, from Peter Duffell in his directorial debut and written by renowned screenwriter Robert Bloch (Psycho), is set for one of Second Sight's renowned must-have Limited Edition Blu-ray releases this Summer.

This star-studded anthology is presented in a stunning box set featuring original artwork from Graham Humphreys alongside a whole host of fantastic new special features including new essays from horror aficionados and a 40-page booklet and is available from 29 July.

Scotland Yard's Inspector Holloway (John Bennett) investigates a mysterious mansion with a ghoulish history and a chilling fate for its occupants in these four tales ...

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Two sci-fi classics from 101 Films coming soon
Posted in News, Wednesday 5th June 2019

101 Films will be releasing two classic movies on 5th August, suspenseful 1950s sci-fi The Colossus of New York, and apocalyptic disaster movie Crack in the World, both released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

The Colossus of New York from 1958 was directed by sci-fi specialist Eugene Lourie (Gorgo) and benefits from a haunting, minimalistic piano score from composer Van Cleave. Included on this release is a brand new commentary with film writers Allan Bryce and David Flint.

After the accidental death of a brilliant scientist, his lunatic father and brother transplant the dead man's brain into the body of a giant robot. The operation is successful, but the Colossus Robot mou...

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Get ready to visit The Asylum in HD
Posted in News, Wednesday 5th June 2019

From Psycho writer Robert Bloch and directed by Roy Ward Baker (A Night to Remember), iconic 1972 Amicus horror anthology Asylum is set for the Limited Edition Blu-ray treatment from Second Sight.

This hugely anticipated release starring a stellar cast will be presented in stunning rigid slipcase packaging featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys, and a 40-page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger, not to mention a whole host of special features including director commentaries and featurettes, it will available from 29 July.

When Doctor Martin (Robert Powell) arrives for a job interview at a secluded asylum for the incurably insane, he must prove himself by listening ...

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