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By James W, Saturday 9th October 2010
Uncompromising, socially relevant and filled with unexpected twists, Dream Home is a bold departure into the slasher genre for Director Pang Ho-cheung. As one of Hong Kong's most acclaimed young directors and a promising filmmaker in the international circuit, Pang is known for the award-winning Isabella and Exodus. It stars talented actress and rock singer Josie Ho as the lead, as well as Hong Kong actors Eason Chan, Michelle Ye Suen and Lawrence Chou.
When she was a child, Cheng Lai-sheung (Josie Ho) could see Hong Kong's famed Victoria Harbour from her apartment. But as time passed, the old buildings in front of her home were demolished to make way for a huge residential project that now blocks her view. Increasingly disappointed and upset, she vowed to one day save up enough money for her family to move into a new apartment with a magnificent sea view. In order to achieve her dream, Cheng has to work hard at two full-time jobs. She even goes as far as stealing customer data to sell to other companies. However, no matter how much she toils, she cannot earn enough to keep up with the ever-increasing values of Hong Kongâ€™s real estate. With her father terminally ill and medical expenses rising, she decides to make a fateful choice for her family: to let her father die and cash in his insurance. But even the insurance money proves to not be enough, since property prices keep leaping higher. Her dream home now seems forever out of reach...until suddenly, it dawns on her: in order to get what she wants, she must take matters into her own hands...even if it means getting her hands seriously bloody.
Dream Home hits cinemas on November 19th thanks to Network Releasing.
MORE NEWS First image from Shane Black's, The Predator
Posted on Friday 20th July 2018
The hunt begins...
First revealed last night to a packed-out Hall H, Twentieth Century Fox presented the brand new San Diego Comic-Con poster and image for Shane Black's highly anticipated The Predator (Photo Credit: Kimberley French.)
Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski, The Predator stalks its way into UK cinemas and IMAX 3D from September 12th.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Bla...SHARE: READ MORE Coming soon from producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord
Posted on Wednesday 18th July 2018
Well, here it is, the new trailer from producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord.
We don't really know much else except its out later in the year! Let us know what you think over at our social channels.SHARE: READ MORE 88 Films pays tribute to the late great Umberto Lenzi with a mega-edition of his all-time terror classic, Eyeball!
Posted on Tuesday 17th July 2018
Long since regarded as an underrated name among the top tier Italian terror directors, Umberto Lenzi sadly left us just one year ago. Fans should rejoice as 88 Films have been preparing the ultimate edition of what is widely regarded as his most mesmerising horror hit - the 1975 stalk 'n' slash shocker Eyeball!
In this eerie bout of blood-splashed brilliance, a tour bus visiting some especially scenic Spanish resorts encounters a series of gruesome goings-on when one-by-one various tourists begin to lose their peepers to a red-gloved (yes, not a black-gloved!) slaughterer. It is difficult to predict how this roller-coaster ride of knife-play plasma-spilli...SHARE: READ MORE Production begins on the feature film, Rabid!
Posted on Tuesday 17th July 2018
Canadian production company Back 40 Pictures announced today that production has begun in the Greater Toronto Area on the feature film Rabid. Written and Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in A Trunk, American Mary) and John Serge. Rabid stars Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw) as Rose a demure seamstress who goes through a radical transformation after electing for plastic surgery following a disfiguring accident. Ben Hollingsworth is Brad a fashion photographer. Rabid is a remake of the classic David Cronenberg 1977 horror feature film which was executive produced by Ivan Reitman. Rabid also stars Hanneke Talbot who portrays Rose's best friend Chelsea and Mackenzie Gray ...SHARE: READ MORE 88 Films raises the splatter movie stakes with Italian gore classic Amazonia!
Posted on Sunday 15th July 2018
Fans of the video nasty era rocked along to the flesh-feasting greatness of Cannibal Holocaust (1980) and Cannibal Ferox (1981) - but the BBFC were fast to ban such shockers outright, only adding to their controversial legacy. As a result, when Amazonia - also known as White Slave and (wait for it) Cannibal Holocaust 2 - arrived on the horror scene in 1985, no one dared to submit it to the notoriously stringent British censor board.
In today's more lenient times, however, 88 Films is thrilled to bring this macabre masterpiece of late-day Italian exploitation excess to Blu Ray in a new 2k restoration, totally uncut and uncensored - and with all of the colourful creepine...SHARE: READ MORE Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Original Motion Picture Soundtrack details
Posted on Friday 13th July 2018
Waxwork Records has announced Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Harry Manfredini.
For the fifth soundtrack installment of the beloved slasher-horror franchise, the Friday The 13th crew reeled back in composer Harry Manfredini to score "A New Beginning" in 1985. Waxwork collaborated closely with composer Manfredini to release the complete and re-mastered original soundtrack which spans two 180 gram "Imposter Jason Blue" vinyl records.
Die hard horror fans, campers, and promiscuous summer camp counselors alike will appreciate this classic soundtrack featuring massive orchestral cues, giant stabs, and the classic "Ki, ...SHARE: READ MORE Celebrate Scala Cinema 1978-1993 with this superb new book from FAB Press
Posted on Wednesday 11th July 2018
Scala Cinema 1978-1993 is an in-depth and entertaining guide to the history of this legendary London repertory cinema, featuring the complete collection of all 178 iconic monthly programmes. These tell their own unique story about culture and society during a post-punk/pre-internet period of significant change.
From its deep roots in the former site of an ancient concert hall and theatre in Fitzrovia, the Scala moved to the Primatarium, a 1920s picture palace and one-time 70s rock venue in King's Cross. An atmospheric cinema with its mysteriously rumbling auditorium and resident cats, people travelled to the Scala from all over the country for its alchemical mix of Hollywood class...SHARE: READ MORE Nick Setchfield's debut novel, The War in the Dark to be released soon.
Posted on Wednesday 4th July 2018
From SFX's features editor Nick Setchfield comes a dazzlingly, genre-defying debut that fuses together thriller and speculative fantasy with historical fiction to create a page turning adventure that reads like Neil Gaiman creating Indiana Jones.
Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light. When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he's caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a ...SHARE: READ MORE FrightFest renews New Blood talent search
Posted on Wednesday 4th July 2018
After the success of last year's inaugural New Blood search for new writers in the horror genre, the hunt is on for another batch of scribes to cook up a potent cauldron of original ideas and devilish tales. And the search starts today!
New Blood 2 finds FrightFest once again teamed with Giles Edwards of Queensbury Pictures, which aims to find new writers and nurture their project from script to screen.
One of last year's entries, thriller Broadcast Signal Intrusion, is now in pre-production, and is one of Queensbury Pictures' first titles out of the traps. Written by Phil Drinkwater and Tim Woodall, it will be directed by Jacob Gentry (The Signal, Syncronicit...SHARE: READ MORE Ever wondered how The Purge started? Find out on July 4th!
Posted on Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. On Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Coming off the most successful film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarch...SHARE: READ MORE Eli Roth makes it family friendly with The House with a Clock in its Walls
Posted on Sunday 1st July 2018
Eli Roth, the guy responsible for some the most harrowing and brutal horror of the last decade or so has now delivered something for all to enjoy, in the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls.The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart.
But his new town's sleepy facade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.... SHARE: READ MORE Horror Channel to be possessed by Shudder on July 6th!
Posted on Sunday 1st July 2018
Horror film streaming service Shudder will take control of the Horror Channel schedule on Friday 6th July from 9pm to showcase some of the exclusive movies you can find on the service. They've curated an evening of their finest slices of fear to give you a taste of what Shudder has to offer.
The quartet of shockers are the celebrated zombie road movie It Stains the Sands Red which stars Brittany Allen, the cabin-in-the-woods dark comedy Dead Shack, Steven DeGennaro's meta movie masterpiece Found Footage 3D, and The Ring meets The Grudge for the ultimate horror face-off in Sadako Vs. Kayako.
We'll be tweeting along to all these movies so join us for 9pm for a taste of Shudder, the une...SHARE: READ MORE News Archive: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 PICK OF THE WEEK
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