FEATURES | INTERVIEWS | NEWS | FRIGHTFEST | REVIEWS | BOOTH'S BLOG The Evil In Us and P2 receive their UK TV premieres on Horror Channel in December
By James Whittington, Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Christmas nightmares come early on Horror Channel, as the UK's primary TV destination for genre fans serves up the UK TV premieres of Jason William Lee's slick and stylish modern take on the zombie virus, The Evil In Us and Frank Khalfoun's boundary-pushing crime slasher P2, starring Wes Bentley.
There are also network premieres for Adam Egypt Mortimer's deeply-cutting supernatural revenge chiller Some Kind Of Hate, Ruth Platt's astonishingly bravura art-house horror The Lesson, Travis Oates' powerfully disturbing thriller Don't Blink, starring Mena Suvari and Glen Morgan's gruesome Black Christmas, a remake of the classic 1974 seasonal slasher, starring popular scream queen Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Here's everything you need to know:
What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? This is the premise behind the superior slasher Some Kind Of Hate on the 8th. Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind's Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn't stop and in despair he accidentally summons the kindred spirit of Moira, a girl tormented to suicide in the same establishment, who is more than happy to take vengeance on his persecutors. On the 9th the dark, claustrophobic and bloody coming of age love story The Lesson. Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild in an arid rural landscape. But their bad education is about to take a turn for the intellectual best as someone at the end of their tether has decided to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget.
Our big UK TV Premiers of The Evil In Us is showing on the 15th where six school friends meet up for a fourth of July celebration on a remote island expecting a harmless fun-filled weekend. One brings some cocaine along to get the partying really started. What they don't know is the drug is actually a new bio-active compound peddled by a sadistic right-wing terrorist organisation. Anyone consuming it is then exposed to a virus causing fits of psychotic rage, mind-bending chaos and cannibalistic murder. Only Brie refused to partake and now she must fight to survive as everyone around her, including her fiance, tries to savagely kill her. You'll need to keep your eyes open for the Network Premier of Don't Blink on the 16th. Ten friends arrive at a remote mountain resort for a weekend of relaxation but find it deserted. As they attempt to discover out what happened to the other guests, they are horrified to find that they too are disappearing, one by one.
We have a seasonal double on the 22nd and 23rd with P2 and Black Christmas. It's Christmas Eve and Angela Bridges (Rachel Nichols), an ambitious executive, is supposed to be at a family gathering working late. When she gets down to the parking garage, she discovers that her car won't start. Thomas (Wes Bentley), a friendly security guard, offers to help, but when he also invites her to share a small Christmas dinner he's preparing, she doesn't realise the invitation is not optional. If Angela wants to live to see Christmas morning, she must find a way to escape from level P2 of the parking garage. Then you get an early Christmas treat in the stunning remake of Black Christmas. It's Christmas break and the phone won't stop ringing at one sorority house, where the ghost of a killer lurks and coeds are being systematically murdered one by one. In this remake of the 1974 slasher flick, a bloodthirsty psychopath is on the loose. Will sorority sisters Kelli (Katie Cassidy), Dana (Lacey Chabert), Lauren (Crystal Lowe) and the others escape with their lives?
Posted in Reviews, Friday 23rd February 2018
Cat in the Brain
Lucio Fulci, a man who never resisted to cross the line in horror cinema went through a lean period in the late 80s. His work was suffering from ever reducing budgets and it seemed as if his inspiration was lacking. Cat in the Brain, also known as Nightmare Concert, I volti del terrore and Un gatto nel cervello is a patchwork piece, assembled from little pieces of other movies with Fulci playing the lead to save money. But this is a meta-movie that is ripe for reappraisal.
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Posted in News, Thursday 22nd February 2018
One of the most ground-breaking arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - Alive on Stage is to make its return to arenas throughout the UK in 2018.Nearly 40 years on, based on HG Wells' dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to millions around the world.
The show will again feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings, while Liam Neeson retains his role in 3D holography as The Journalist.
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Posted in News, Tuesday 20th February 2018
Waxwork Records have announced the highly anticipated deluxe soundtrack release of George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead. Scored by Italian progressive rock group Goblin, and available for the very first time on vinyl in it's entirety, George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead marks the latest installment in Waxwork's "Living Dead" soundtrack trilogy.
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Posted in Reviews, Sunday 18th February 2018
The 1970s saw a rise in the "nature runs amok" genre of cinema. Thanks to movies such as Frogs and Night of the Lepus (both released in 1972) and obviously Jaws in 1975 the idea of animals turning against us was a nice idea though some movies had more impact than others.
Dogs, from 1976 is a rare gem of the genre. Starring our very own David McCallum, an actor who adds a lot of gravitas to the movie, the film is a bloody affair that's more downbeat than I recall.
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Posted in News, Thursday 15th February 2018
A hair-raising homage to the grindhouse slashers of the 70s and early 80s, Terrifier is a thrilling, chilling, gory horror that introduces a new murderous icon in the form of Art the Clown, played to perfection by David Howard Thornton.
Set to haunt nightmares for many years to come, Art is an unstoppable force who will slay anyone who gets in his way - and he doesn't go easy on the grue.
Terrifier's European Premiere took place as part of Horror Channel's FrightFest celebrations last year and got an amazing reaction from the crowd thanks to this latest killer clown to hit the big screen.
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Posted in News, Thursday 15th February 2018
On Friday 9th March, warped horror-comedy Mom And Dad hits cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, Mom And Dad is written and directed by Brian Taylor.
When a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents within a quiet suburban town to turn violently on their own children, Carly Ryan (Anne Winters) and brother Josh (Zackary Arthur) have to fight to survive a vicious onslaught from their own parents (Cage and Blair).
Trapped in their own home with their crazed mom and dad, Carly and Josh are forced to defend themselves against the very people that have cared for them their entire lives.An audience favourite at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festi... SHARE: READ MORE A Quite Place - New Trailer
Posted in News, Tuesday 13th February 2018
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In A Quite Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. To put it simply, if they hear you, they hunt you.
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Posted in News, Monday 12th February 2018
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Join us for the classics - An American Werewolf in London, (1981), Dog Soldiers (2002) and The Howling (1981) - with a very special North West premiere screening of Another Wolfcop (2017) rounding off the evening for a little light relief!
They'll also have a Grimm stall selling lots of horror goodies and competition prizes on offer throughout the evening!
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Posted in News, Sunday 11th February 2018
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Seven friends meet up in the Irish countryside for a secluded weekend getaway but unfortunately for them, a fiery sinkhole has opened up in the mountains nearby. It's burning hot, spewing out sulphur and casting a hellish stench over the local area. Determined to make the most of the weekend, the group decide not to let the noxious atmosphere get to them... but it's getting worse. Soon the troubling hallucinations begin as an ancient evil starts to take hold. What malevolent force has cr...SHARE: READ MORE PICK OF THE WEEK
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