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Groundbreaking gore-fest, Revenge coming to HD
Posted on Monday 23rd March 2020
One of the most talked about movies of recent years, Revenge takes the classic exploitation genre by the balls, and now Second Sight Films is giving this groundbreaking gore-fest the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set treatment. The release features stacks of brand new special features, including a new interview with debut feature writer-director Coralie Fargeat and star Matilda Lutz. Also included are new interviews with ...

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Screamers in HD, coming soon
Posted on Thursday 19th March 2020
101 Films presents Screamers (1995), which is title 013 on the 101 Films Black Label; the cult classic and, chilling sci-fi based on the Philip K. Dick short story Second Variety, and is being released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on May 4th. The year is 2078. The man is rebel Alliance Commander Col. Joseph Hendricksson (Weller), assigned to protect the Sirius 6B outpost from ravage and plunder at the hands...

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Discover the film legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
Posted on Sunday 15th March 2020
No one has influenced the horror genre more than the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's works have inspired hundreds of films, and this influence is studied in universities around the globe. This is the first time ever that every Poe influenced film has been analyzed in a single book. Poe Pictures is an invaluable resource to film studies programs and also a critical guide for every fan of these films. Included is a...

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Time for The Visitation from Silva Screen
Posted on Sunday 15th March 2020
The Visitation is the first commercial release of Paddy Kingsland's vintage Doctor Who synth score, to be made available in physical, digital and vinyl formats. Based on Eric Saward's book, The Visitation is set in England during the height of the 17th Century Great Plague. The story follows The Doctor and his companion fighting Terileptic, a group of fugitive aliens plotting to make the Earth their new ...

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For the first time in physical form the score to The Sun Makers.
Posted on Sunday 15th March 2020
The Sun Makers is the first commercial release of Dudley Simpson's distinctive Doctor Who score, to be made available in physical, digital and vinyl formats. Famously, the Christian conservative campaigner Mary Whitehouse misunderstood Doctor Who to be a children's programme and thanks to her relentless fight, the BBC was forced to replace the programme's original production team. The new team was under o...

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Discover a new Eden in April thanks to Tim Lebbon
Posted on Sunday 15th March 2020
From the bestselling author of The Silence comes a brand-new, original eco-horror which will delight fans of Jeff VanderMeer and Josh Malerman, set in a near-future world in which self-preservation truly is the first law of nature. In a time when Earth's rising oceans contain enormous islands of refuse, the Amazon rainforest is all-but destroyed, and countless species edge towards extinction, the Virgin Zones were establish...

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Eaglemoss' Hero Collector debuts new range of Ghostbusters Chibi merch
Posted on Friday 13th March 2020
Hero Collector - designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across pop culture - cracks open the containment field to reveal a new range of Ghostbusters Chibi merchandise: fun pin badges, t-shirts, and socks, decorated with Ghostbusters art in the distinctive chibi-style of small, cutesy caricatures! The new range includes a whopping 19 all-new pin bad...

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From the producers of Sinister comes The Wolf Hour
Posted on Friday 13th March 2020
The Wolf Hour is the edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller where fear of the outside world greys the line between the real and imaginary. July 1977. New York City is awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout triggers city wide panic with rampant looting, crime and fire. June (Naomi Watts), once a celebrated counterculture figure, retreats from the chaos shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her gra...

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The final instalment in Fritz Lang's 'Dr. Mabuse' trilogy coming to HD
Posted on Friday 13th March 2020
Eureka Entertainment to release The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse [Die 1000 Augun des Dr. Mabuse], the final instalment in Fritz Lang's 'Dr. Mabuse' trilogy, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 11 May. The first print run of 2000 copies will be presented with a Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase. After enjoying fantastic success with Fritz...

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Fancy some "Folk Horror"? We've got the book for you!
Posted on Thursday 12th March 2020
From the critically acclaimed author of Hekla's Children comes a dark and haunting tale of an ancient cult wreaking bloody havoc on the modern world... Struggling with the effects of early-onset dementia, Dennie Keeling now leads a quiet life. Her husband is dead, her children are grown, and her best friend, Sarah, was convicted of murdering her abusive husband. After Sarah's tragic death in prison, D...

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Demon Records announce special releases for RSD 2020
Posted on Wednesday 11th March 2020
Demon Records are releasing two new and exclusive vinyl releases for Record Store Day 2020. This much anticipated event will take place on Saturday 18th April, with over 200 independent record stores across the UK joining forces to sell exclusive vinyl releases. First up, Demon Records presents a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack of the legendary historical adventure, Doctor Who: The Massacre of Bartholomew's E...

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Cronenberg All Dayer Sunday 8th March at Stockport Plaza
Posted on Saturday 7th March 2020
Grimmfest and Horror Channel pay tribute to a true icon of horror Sunday 8th March, David Cronenberg which is the second event from this year's Legend's of Horror celebration. Doors open 12.30pm at the suitably elegant, art-deco surroundings of Stockport Plaza where you can experience on the big screen four of David Cronenberg's best: 1.00pm Rabid 15 Cert In the wake of the Soska Twins' recent remake,...

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J-horror classics come to HD
Posted on Wednesday 4th March 2020
An iconic trilogy of J-horror films comes to Blu-ray for the first time! Tapping into the same brand of terror as the Ring and Grudge movies, visionary director Takashi Miike (Audition, Blade of the Immortal) presents a modern, high-tech twist on that mainstay of Japanese folklore, the yurei or vengeful spirit, in the form of its own iconic antihero - the terrifying Mimiko. In the first instalment...

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Everything you think you know...is a lie according to The Master
Posted on Wednesday 4th March 2020
The Doctor and the Master's conflict of light and dark has spanned many times across the universe. This collection - of five short stories and a novella - explores the darkness in the Master's hearts; his secrets and sinister ambitions revealed through brand new adventures and encounters. Join six adventures of undreamed evil: a quest to free alien warlords, a dangerous mission to save a vital al...

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This summer, the original hero in a half-shell returns!
Posted on Monday 24th February 2020
For the first time ever worldwide, Arrow Video has collected together all twelve tales of the adventures of everyone's favourite titanic terrapin, in one deluxe Blu-ray box set. Japanese icon Gamera first appeared onscreen in 1965, and gave homegrown creature-feature favourite Godzilla a run for his money, going on to become one of the most beloved movie monsters of all time. This ...

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Obituary - Director Mojica Marins known to millions as the creator of Coffin Joe
Posted on Thursday 20th February 2020
Pop culture icon and global genre star, Mojica Marins, known to the world as Coffin Joe, sadly died recently aged 83. He had been suffering from pneumonia after wrestling with ill health for several years. Here, Betina Goldman from One Eyed Films pays her respects. With sadness and regret we would like to share the sad news of the passing away yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, of the filmmaker Mojica Marins, l...

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Dorothy McShane is back. Do you know "Who" she is?
Posted on Thursday 20th February 2020
Past, present and future collide as the Thirteenth Doctor meets classic Doctor Who companion Ace - in the first epic novel from the woman who played her, Sophie Aldred; Doctor Who: At Childhood's End. Once, a girl called Ace travelled the universe with the Doctor - until, in the wake of a terrible tragedy they parted company. Decades later, she is known as Dorothy McShane, the reclusive milliona...

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Is home where the heart is? Not in smart sci-fi shocker, Vivarium
Posted on Tuesday 18th February 2020
Following rave reviews at the BFI London Film Festival (2019), sci-fi thriller Vivarium will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and on digital on 27th March 2020 courtesy of Vertigo Releasing and Wildcard Distribution. It will also open the Virgin Media International Dublin Film Festival on the 26th February, and will be shown at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 27th and 28th February. The film stars The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg and Green Room's Imogen Poots, and is from the producers of cult hits Mandy and The Void. The movie won the Gan Foundation Award at Cannes Film Festival (...

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New anthology that will enchant and thrill!
Posted on Tuesday 18th February 2020
"It's the prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and when you least expect them..." Editors Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane present Cursed, an anthology of unique twists on the fairy tale conceit of the curse from an exciting line-up of bestselling and award-winning authors. From the traditional to the modern, this collection g...

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Ravers! A movie we'll drink to!
Posted on Tuesday 18th February 2020
Party like there's no tomorrow with Ravers, the blissfully violent and drug-addled horror set in the shady underground of illegal raves! A group of clubbers descend on an abandoned warehouse for a night of twisted techno and hedonistic drug-taking, but the illegal rave takes a blood-stained turn for the worse when the whacked-out partygoers discover a case of energy drink 'Renergize'. Little do they know, the experimental drink caused a factory worker to butcher his colleagues months earlier and soon the party descends into violent carnage. Caught in the middle of the slaughter is Bec...

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The hunt for Vlad the Impaler will begin in March.
Posted on Tuesday 18th February 2020
Game of Thrones meets Vikings - with a Dracula origin story - in this thunderous tale of seven fierce warriors in 15th Century Turkey, tasked with hunting down the vicious warlord Vlad the Impaler, to put an end to his cruel reign of terror. Think of The Magnificent Seven crossed with Conan, as the unstoppable wing-backed warriors close in on their foe - with and a superbly sinister performance from ...

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Chilling modern folk horror coming from T. Kingfisher
Posted on Friday 14th February 2020
The Twisted Ones is the celebrated debut from T. Kingfisher. Published last year in the US, The Twisted Ones was shortlisted in the Goodreads Reader's Choice for horror and received rave reviews, now Titan will be bringing it to the UK market for the first time on 17th March. When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pret...

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The Breach - brand new fiction from M.T. Hill
Posted on Monday 10th February 2020
Award-winning author M.T. Hill returns with a new science fiction novel that blurs the lines between reality and fiction in a gripping exploration of the dangerous underground world of urban exploration. With hints of the claustrophobic terror of Sarah Lotz's The White Road blended with Philip K. Dick-esque imaginings, The Breach is genre-bending, pageturning read that aptly demonstrates why Hill is one of...

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A chance to see The Man With the X-Ray Eyes in HD!
Posted on Monday 10th February 2020
Get ready for a visual treat as Second Sight announces the first ever UK Blu-ray release of Roger Corman's seminal horror sci-fi classic The Man With the X-Ray Eyes on 20th April. This 1960s cult favourite will be a sight to behold with a newly restored Limited Edition Box Set release, featuring stacks of brand new special features, including a new interview with director Roger Corman (The Litt...

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His Dark Materials to get a stunning release on vinyl.
Posted on Monday 10th February 2020
Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy of books has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and formed the basis of the major HBO/BBC TV series His Dark Materials. Now, this stunning 9LP box set presents BBC Radio's full-cast dramatisations of all three novels thanks to Demon Records. Follow the adventures of Lyra belacqua and Willy Parry, two children catapulted into a life-or-death struggle to sav...

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What you can't see can hurt you! New trailer for The Invisible Man
Posted on Monday 10th February 2020
What you can't see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss stars in The Invisible Man, a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal's classic monster character. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia's abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspect...

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Medieval carnage descends in Aliens: Phalanx!
Posted on Sunday 9th February 2020
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Infected and Alive delivers medieval carnage, as a pre-industrial society fights extinction at the hands of a massive infestation of Xenomorphs. Aliens: Phalanx is a wholly self-contained novel that expertly mixes horror and adventure, and adds an exciting new chapter to the canon of the Alien universe. Penned by fan-favourite author Sigler (whose short story 'Dang...

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Award-winning filmmaker Scott Lyus set to direct debut horror feature film Walking Against The Rain early June 2020
Posted on Sunday 9th February 2020
The apocalyptic Biblical monster movie, shot on locations in the UK over a three-week period, will star Cruel Summer's Reece Douglas, newcomer Maisy Kay and James Swanton as monster creation 'The Forsaken'. Set six months after a biblical plague has fallen upon the world, Walking Against The Rain tells the story of two strangers, Tommy (Reece Douglas) and Blair (Maisy Kay) who are navigating their way across a ...

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The last ever BBC radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy makes its vinyl debut!
Posted on Saturday 8th February 2020
First broadcast in 2018, the Hexagonal Phase is based on Eoin Colfer's And Another Thing..., the first - and, to date, only - official sequel to Douglas Adams's original book series. This is also the first ever publication of the original radio edits of the Hexagonal Phase, as heard on their original Radio 4 broadcast. Presented on 3 x 180g heavyweight neon green vinyl, and presented in illustrated w...

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Spiral - A terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW...
Posted on Wednesday 5th February 2020
A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game. Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produce...

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Magic, the 1978 horror classic to appear on UK Blu-ray in March
Posted on Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Second Sight sprinkles its Magic on Anthony Hopkins' 1978 horror classic with its first UK Blu-ray release set to arrive this March with a host of brilliant special features. With the continuing popularity of creepy dolls on screen from Hugo to Annabel via the many incarnations of Chucky, we meet one of the original devilish dummies: Fats... the side-kick from hell. Adapted for the big screen by William Goldman ...

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged - New trailer
Posted on Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Move over Meg, it's girl power versus shark terror in this sensationally scary sequel to the smash hit underwater thriller 47 Meters Down. The standalone sequel to the smash hit has taken nearly $40 million at the box office, with writer/director Johannes Roberts delivering another terrific, edge of your seat underwater horror thriller, as a group of teenage girls are terrorised by a fearsome great white shark in underwater caves off the coast of Mexico. Roberts, the hotshot director about to helm the Resident Evil reboot, has lined up a fantastic cast of all female leads to kick shark b...

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Spaced-out tunes from the Radiophonic Workshop!
Posted on Monday 20th January 2020
Silva Screen Records will release two classic compilations from two legends of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop on January 31st. Paddy Kingsland was the first Radiophonic composer to see a solo release of his compositions, although he is not name-checked on the front of the sleeve. Fourth Dimension, first released in 1973, showcased Kingsland's theme tunes for television and radio while at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop....

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Arrow Video FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2020 line-up
Posted on Thursday 16th January 2020
Welcome the transgressive, the traumatic and the terrifying as Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK's favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 15th fantastic year, from Thursday 5 March to Saturday 7 March, 2020. Thirteen is lucky for some as that's the number of new films being presented at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, embracing the latest genre discoveries from around the ...

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Demon Records presents a double bill of unique full-cast BBC radio adventures for Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor
Posted on Thursday 16th January 2020
Demon Records continue their acclaimed run of Doctor Who on Vinyl releases by announcing an absolute must for fans of the timeless series. They will release a double bill of unique full-cast BBC radio adventures starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor. The Paradise of Death reunites the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier for an adventure that takes them from Hampstead Heath to the far-f...

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Morbius - New teaser trailer
Posted on Monday 13th January 2020
One of Marvel's most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, with a screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Morbius stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jare...

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Zombieland: Double Tap coming to HE in February
Posted on Monday 13th January 2020
Remember to limber up and beware of bathrooms, as Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone return to the United States of Zombieland ten years after their first undead adventure for Ruben Fleischer's long-awaited Zombieland: Double Tap available to Digital Download from February 10 and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Set one ...

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A Quiet Place Part II - Brand new trailer
Posted on Friday 3rd January 2020
One of the biggest hits of the last decade is getting a sequel quicker than most of us expected it to, A Quiet Place: Part II will be released into UK cinemas on March 20th. Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Based on Characters created by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck and wri...

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