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From The Creator Of Paranormal Activity Comes Chernobyl Diaries
By James W, Sunday 27th May 2012

Chernobyl DiariesFrom Oren Peli, the creator of Paranormal Activity comes Chernobyl Diaries which is due in UK cinemas 22nd June.

The film follows a group of six young vacationers who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an "extreme" tour guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years ago.

After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone...

Here's the official poster from the movie which is causing a bit of a stir with its controversial title.

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The latest film with horror icon, Barbara Crampton is coming soon - Dead Night
Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2018
Dead Night DVD cover

Following its European Premiere at Video FrightFest 2018, STUDIOCANAL announces that Dead Night will be arriving on DVD and Digital Download 8th October, just in time for Halloween!

Everything and anything goes in to this ambitiously quirky delight, oozing eeriness and evil, from the producers of John Dies At The End and Phantasm: Ravager.

The film features a stellar cast including horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You're Next, We Are Still Here) with a strong supporting cast of genre favourites including AJ Bowen (The Guest, House Of The Devil) and Brea Grant (Halloween II, Dexter).

James, his wife Casey, their two kids Jessica and Jason, and sick friend ...

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First film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label - The Dark.
Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2018

The first film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest, The Dark received its UK premiere at this year's prestigious FrightFest in London, and is perfect for genre fans who love nothing more than a backwoods shocker featuring ghouls, gore and flesh eating, but one done with panache and poignancy.

An undead young woman, Mina, stalks the 'Devil's Den' woods where she was killed. If anyone enters the woods, she kills them and feasts on the body. But when she stumbles upon a young blind boy named Alex in the back of a car, who shows signs of horrifying abuse, she can't bring herself to kill...

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Is Phantoms the perfect book for Halloween?
Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2018
Phantoms book cover

The brightest names in horror showcased in Phantoms, a ghastly collection of ghost stories that will have you watching over your shoulder, heart racing at every bump in the night.

In "My Life in Politics" by M.R. Carey the spirits of those without a voice refuse to let a politician keep them silent. In "The Adjoining Room" by A.K. Benedict a woman finds her hotel neighbour trapped and screaming behind a door that doesn't exist. George Mann's "The Restoration" sees a young artist become obsessed with returning a forgotten painting to its former glory, even if it kills her. And Laura Purcell's "Cameo" shows that the parting gift of a loved one can have far darker consequences than ever imagine...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase arrives for the first time on vinyl LP
Posted on Monday 17th September 2018

For the first time ever on vinyl, here are Episodes 7 to 12 of the BBC radio series that became a global phenomenon. First broadcast in 1978 and 1980, the Secondary Phase features storylines and sequences unique to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's radio series.

Pre-orders for the Amazon limited run have gone live today. 500 exclusive editions will feature a 12"x12" artwork print signed by Paddy Kingsland of the Radiophonic Workshop. Once again the highly collectable volume will also feature specially commissioned artwork and sleeve notes on 3 x 180g heavyweight orange vinyl.

Follow Zaphod Beeblebrox as he journeys into a totally weird new dimension, and intrepid Earthman Arthur Dent as he tries ...

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Let us give thanks! The new teaser trailer for Captive State is here
Posted on Sunday 16th September 2018

From Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a gritty and smart sci-fi thriller, Captive State.

Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, the movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

Starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, and Machine Gun Kelly, Captive State will be released in 2019.

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Another tasty piece from 88 Films, Popcorn.
Posted on Saturday 15th September 2018
Popcorn Bluray cover

The latest title in the superb Slasher Classics line from 88 Films is a true legend of the genre, Popcorn.

Canada took the slasher movie to the next level when the country produced the trendsetting Black Christmas in 1974, at the height of what has become known as 'Canuxploitation'. Later shockers from the nation of moose, Mounties and maple syrup included the equally effective My Bloody Valentine (1981) and Happy Birthday to Me (1981) but by the turn of the eighties the terror-trend was drying up... at least until the plasma-spilling shocks of Popcorn in 1991!

This is Canadian slice and dice action par excellence - and returns to the good old days of splashe...

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It's no joke, cult classic Harlequin is coming to Blu-ray
Posted on Saturday 15th September 2018
Harlequin Blu-ray cover

For fans of Ozploitation it is the likes of Mad Max (1980) or even the trash-tastic Turkey Shoot (1982) that may first pop into many a horror hound's mind - however, the cycle offered so much more and never is this clearer than with the surrealist shocks of Harlequin (1980) a true genre standout that was also released under the more ominous moniker of Dark Forces and is being unleashed on October 8th.

In this oddball mix of sci-fi, horror and political espionage, a mysterious healer appears in the abode of a leading American senator who finds that his terminally ill son is quickly cured of his leukaemia. The appreciative politician opts to keep this puzzling pres...

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Experience Halloween in 4K Ultra HD for the first time!
Posted on Monday 10th September 2018
Halloween 4K box art

Remember the night HE came home?

It may have been 40 years since Michael Myers returned to terrorise his hometown but the horror is as real today...

Revisit Haddonfield this Halloween as John Carpenter's classic horror film is re-released on DVD, Blu-ray and for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (which also includes 5 lobby-style artcards) to celebrate 40 years of terror.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance star in the ultimate, original slasher movie Halloween. Escaped psychopathic child-murderer Myers returns to the home where he butchered his sister with a carving knife to torment and murder residents once again. Baby-sitter Laurie Strode becomes his new ...

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Hello Dave! The new League of Gentlemen vinyl box set is full of special stuff!
Posted on Wednesday 5th September 2018

Welcome To Royston Vasey.

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
T...

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Celebrate Movie Special Effects Genius Ray Harryhausen on Saturday 8th September
Posted on Monday 3rd September 2018
Ray Harryhousen Events

Lovers of the history of cinema will pleased to hear that Richard Holliss will be signing Harryhausen: The Poster Book at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 8th September from 12:30 till 1:30pm

This is a fascinating collection of posters from across Ray Harryhausen's career from 1949's Mighty Joe Young, to Clash of the Titans in 1981. Containing posters from all over the world, as well as commentary from the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is an essential addition to any fan's library.

Richard Holliss is a freelance journalist specialising in the media. His work includes documentaries on animation, science fiction and film comedy for BBC Network Radio....

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The first ever Fractured Visions Film Festival takes place in Cardiff this September
Posted on Monday 3rd September 2018
Fractured Visions Film Festival OFFICIAL POSTER

The first ever Fractured Visions Film Festival takes place on 29th and 30th September 2018 at the Tramshed in Cardiff and contains plenty for lovers of horror from across the globe to enjoy.

Children Of The Fall (Israel) UK Premiere: Rachel Strode, a young immigrant with a dark past, arrives in Israel during the Fall of 1973 to volunteer in a Kibbutz and to convert to Judaism. Soon, she realises that the local Kibbutz members don't take kindly to foreigners, and the evening of Yom Kippur, brings a brutal threat to her and her fellow volunteers. What began as a fun celebration of youth quickly turns into a menacing ...
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Grimmfest 10th Anniversary line-up announced
Posted on Monday 3rd September 2018
Anna and the Apocalypse

This year, Grimmfest, Manchester's Festival of Horror, Cult and Fantastic Film, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Get ready for decimation, with the darkest, deadliest line-up yet of wild, weird, witty, thrilling, chilling, blood-spilling movies, every one of them a premiere or cult classic of one kind or another, many with cast and crew in attendance.

But Grimmfest will also be looking back, a little nervously over its shoulder, perhaps, at a decade spent delivering top-quality cinematic carnage to the movie-goers of Manchester, and beyond. Beginning with a return to its blood-soaked origins, and an anticipation of the future, in a special Festival Preview show on Monday 1st October.

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