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Yesssssss! The Ice Warriors to bring chills to vinyl
Posted on Wednesday 14th April 2021
DrWho_TheIceWarriors_3D_ExplodedDemon Records presents the narrated TV soundtrack of The Ice Warriors, a partially 'lost' six-part adventure set in a future Ice Age, starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. The Doctor and his friends land on Earth in the future, and find it in the grip of a new Ice Age. They join a team of scientists struggling to hold back the huge glaciers that threaten all human l...

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Goblin releases being pressed for RSD 2021
Posted on Monday 12th April 2021
Goblins Greatest Hits Volume 2Record Store Day 2021 is shaping up to be one of the strongest in years and horror fans are being given the opportunity to catch some very collectible titles from the legendary group, Goblin. Both will be available in limited numbers on June 21st. Goblin's Greatest Hits volume 1, was released in mid-2020 and was filled with the unprecedented masterpieces that made them famo...

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John Carpenter titles for Record Store Day 2021
Posted on Thursday 8th April 2021
Village of the Damned Pack ShotVarèse Sarabande Records will be releasing two John Carpenter soundtracks as part of Record Store Day 2021. First up is for Village of the Damned which he co-wrote with Dave Davies. This Deluxe Edition for Village of the Damned presents the full score as heard in the film for the first time, a far more complete presentation than the 1995 Original Soundtrack which w...

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Lake Mungo to have a limited Edition Blu-ray release from Second Sight
Posted on Thursday 8th April 2021
Lake Mungo_3D PackshotAcclaimed Australian horror Lake Mungo, from director Joel Anderson, is set for its highly anticipated first ever UK Blu-ray release as a stunning Limited Edition Box set on 31 May thanks to Second Sight. This cult favourite arrives with a host of brand new, fascinating special features from specialist in the field Second Sight Films. Since its original release in 2008, this documentary...

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Daleks set to invade Record Store Day 2021
Posted on Thursday 8th April 2021
Daleks Attack CoverDemon Records has announced Doctor Who - Dalek Terror for Record Store Day (Drop 1), which is taking place on Saturday 12th June 2021. Dalek Terror is an exclusive vinyl compilation featuring four stories of galactic terror and global invasion, taken from Terry Nation's much loved Dalek Annuals of the 1970s. Pressed on stunning 2 x 140g Extermination Splatter vinyl and presented in a gatefol...

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Hands up who wants to see the next release from Eureka!
Posted on Wednesday 31st March 2021
The Hands Of OrlacEureka Entertainment to release The Hands of Orlack, Robert Wiene's triumphant work of sinister German Expressionism starring Conrad Veidt, on Blu-ray for the first time on home video in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 14 June. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase. Reuniting the star and director of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Th...

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Can Guy Pearce save us on The Seventh Day?
Posted on Wednesday 31st March 2021
The Seventh DayFrom the mind of new horror writer-director Justin P. Lange (The Dark) comes The Seventh Day which stars Guy Pearce (Prometheus, Memento), Vadhir Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover, Sense8), Keith David (21 Bridges, They Live) and Stephen Lang (VFW, Avatar). A renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil b...

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A survival guide for the modern independent filmmaker, Clapboard Jungle to be released on Blu-ray
Posted on Tuesday 30th March 2021
CLAPBOARD JUNGLEFollowing five years in the life and career of independent filmmaker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger), Clapboard Jungle is a documentary which explores the struggles of financing, attracting the right talent, working with practical effects and selling the finished product in the hope of turning a profit. Featuring interviews with a range of industry luminaries - including Guillermo ...

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Encounter of the Spooky Kind to get restored 2K release
Posted on Tuesday 30th March 2021
Encounter Of The Spooky KindEureka Entertainment will release Encounter of the Spooky Kind, the unique ground-breaking action-horror comedy from legendary director Sammo Hung, presented on Blu-ray (a worldwide debut of this brand-new 2K restoration on home video) for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 21 June. The First Print Run of 2000 copies will fe...

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Spiral: From the Book of Saw - brand new trailer
Posted on Tuesday 30th March 2021
Starring Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols and Samuel L. Jackson, Spiral: From the Book of Saw has been given a UK release date of May 17th and to celebrate we've the brand new trailer for you thanks to Lionsgate. A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks (Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's g...

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Second Sight Films announce standard edition Blu-ray of Upgrade
Posted on Saturday 27th March 2021
Upgrade CoverThe critically acclaimed breakout Sci-Fi hit, Upgrade from director Leigh Whannell (Insidious, Saw) and the team behind Get Out, gets a new Blu-ray release in Standard Edition complete with an enhanced slew of special features on April 26th. In a near-future world, where technology controls everything, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is the victim of a brutal mugging that ...

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Time Lord Victorious comes to a dramatic end this April
Posted on Thursday 18th March 2021
Time Lord Victorious CoverThe epic Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious event comes to a dramatic conclusion with Doctor Who - Echoes Of Extinction from BIG Finish and Demon Records this April. Trapped, a haunted monster Waits to Consume new victims. It needs help. It needs a Doctor. Unfortunately, it also needs to kill whoever it meets. Thrust into immediate danger, and on the back-foot, it will take all of the...

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Meatball Machine to get limited Blu-ray release
Posted on Thursday 18th March 2021
Meatball MachineTerracotta Distribution is excited to announce the release of cult hit Meatball Machine on special limited edition Blu-Ray from 12th April. Part tragic love story, part body horror, Meatball Machine is an extreme steampunk gorefest that has stood the test of time since its first release. It has since spawned a sequel Meatball Machine: Kodoku. The new Blu-Ray, which will be limited to 2,000 copies, wi...

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Brand new UHD restoration of classic cult shocker Battle Royale out 26th April
Posted on Thursday 18th March 2021
Battle_Royale_Exploded_Packshot-UHDThe kids of Third Year Class-B Shiroiwa Junior High School are back, in a brand new UHD restoration of Battle Royale, the classic cult shocker adapted from the controversial novel by Koushun Takami. Presenting an alternate dystopian vision of turn-of-the-millennium Japan, Battle Royale follows the 42 junior high school students selected to take part in the govern...

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It's a wrap as psychological horror thriller Evie enters post-production
Posted on Tuesday 16th March 2021
Evie Image 1Brit indie feature film Evie, starring Holli Dempsey (Derek, After Life), Michael Smiley (Luther, Kill List) and Jay Taylor (Donkey Punch, Manhunt), has just wrapped a four week shoot on locations in Yorkshire and the Llyn Peninsula, Wales. Directed by Dominic Brunt (Before Dawn, Bait,) and Jamie Lundy (marking his feature film debut). the brooding psychological horror thriller centres on Evie (Dempsey), who ...

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Battlestar Galactica - The classic lands on Horror March 24
Posted on Monday 15th March 2021
BATGL_KEYART01-229005Battlestar Galactica is the much-loved Emmy-winning series which depicts epic futuristic battle between the last remaining population of humans and their evil robotic nemeses - the Cylons. Spiralling through space in their titular fleet, the human forces, led by Commander Adama (Lorne Greene), search the Universe for the last known plant refuge - Earth. This TV favourite still remains a c...

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Julia Ducournau's 'Raw' gets a tasty Limited Edition Blu-ray release
Posted on Friday 12th March 2021
Raw box setGet ready to tuck into a meaty treat with Raw, the deliciously dark tale of a strict vegetarian who discovers a taste for human flesh after heading to a brutal veterinary college where initiation ceremonies are the norm. Second Sight has cooked up a special Limited Edition Blu-ray of this horror hit due to be dished up on 19 April. Julia Ducournau's shocking feature film debut was acclaimed by critics after a ...

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Get ready for Spookies!
Posted on Thursday 4th March 2021
SpookiesOn 26th April 101 Films Black Label will be releasing cult 80s horror Spookies (1986) on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 26th April. Produced by Michael Lee, founder of legendary video distributor VIPCO, the film's tumultuous production history saw original co-writers/directors Brendan Faulkner and Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel fired, and Eugenie Joseph brought on board to shoot new scenes a...

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The ultimate experience in celluloid terror now in 4K!
Posted on Thursday 4th March 2021
Demons 4K CoverBrand new 4K restorations of Demons and Demons 2 are out now via Arrow Video! More vivid and terrifying than ever before, the new 4K UHD Blu-ray release comes with a wealth of bonus features old and new, making this the ultimate experience in celluloid terror. In the early 1980s, Dario Argento, the famed horror maestro responsible for such classics as Suspiria and Deep Red, branched out from directing i...

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Dare you listen to The Vigil?
Posted on Thursday 4th March 2021
The-Vigil_DIGITAL-COVER_v04Lakeshore Records has digitally released The Vigil Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music by Michael Yezerski (The Tax Collector, Blindspotting). Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, The Vigil is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn's Hasidic Borough Park neighbourhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular relig...

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Are you ready for The Final Countdown in 4K?
Posted on Saturday 27th February 2021
The Final Countdown CoverTrapped outside the boundaries of time and space - 102 aircraft... 6,000 men... all missing. Katharine Ross and Ron O'Neal co-star in this spellbinding sci-fi action hit filmed on location aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz with the full participation of the U.S. Navy and the ship's crew. Now Blue Underground are to release The Final Countdown in a stunning new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-b...

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Enjoy retro-sci-fi-fun with They Came from Beyond Space
Posted on Tuesday 23rd February 2021
TheyCameFromBeyondSpace_BD_OR_3DPackSTUDIOCANAL presents a brand-new restoration of the Amicus Productions' cult 60s sci-fi horror They Came from Beyond Space from the legendary director of The Evil of Frankenstein and Dr Terror's House of Horrors, Freddie Francis. Available to buy on Blu-ray for the first time and on DVD and digital formats from 8th March. Starring Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne,...

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Get ready to meet a Promising Young Woman in March
Posted on Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Promising Young WomanDriven by a mysterious and tragic event in her past, a young woman seeks out vengeance in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story about a delicious new take on revenge in Promising Young Woman, available to own for the first time on Digital on March 2, 2021 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 16 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This edgy thriller is the directorial debut...

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FrightFest favourite The Columnist is coming
Posted on Wednesday 17th February 2021
THECOLUMNIST_1-sheetThis year, keyboard warriors need to be careful who they offend online, as The Columnist is unleashed in cinemas and on digital platforms, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing, on 12th March in the UK and Ireland. Starring Westworld's Katja Herbers, the movie was a stand-out at last year's FrightFest, is a savagely satirical, gory and wholly thrilling look at what happens when the victim of online ab...

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Director of Reborn now delivers the intense thriller Skin Collector
Posted on Wednesday 17th February 2021
2D_SKIN_COLLECT 2Danse Macabre has announced the UK and Irish release of Julian Richards' award winning crime thriller Skin Collector which will be available on DVD and VOD this week. John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) stars as a serial killer who develops an unhealthy obsession with the only victim to survive his attack. Danielle Harris (Halloween) stars as the victim, a shy young secretary with an indomnitable will to surv...

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Grimmfest Easter Edition: Full Feature Film Line-Up
Posted on Wednesday 17th February 2021
Grimmfest Easter Horror NightsGrimmfest has announced the launch of their Grimmfest Easter Edition, a new annual event, taking place over the Easter Weekend, and complimenting the long-established festival in October. Easter is traditionally a time for rebirth, renewal, resurrection. But as the Pandemic continues to rage, and the world remains on lockdown for the foreseeable future, it is also a time...

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Dawn of the Dead has returned (again)
Posted on Monday 8th February 2021
DAWN_OF_THE_DEAD_STANDARD_ED_3D_BD_PACK_After the huge success of its lavish Limited Edition box sets released in Autumn 2020, the dead are preparing to walk the earth once more as Second Sight announces the release of the definitive restored versions of George A Romero's zombie classic Dawn Of The Dead in standard editions on 22 March. The standard editions of this beautifully restored, com...

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Finally uncut, Tammy and the T-Rex!
Posted on Monday 8th February 2021
Tammy and the TRex Exploded pack shotStarring Denise Richards and Paul Walker in early roles, Tammy and the T-Rex was originally released in the USA with a PG-13 rating. This release features the recently restored 'Gore Cut', presented as originally conceived in all its gore-filled glory. Tammy is a popular high school cheerleader whose new boyfriend, Michael, might be the love of her life. But T...

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New trailer for Willy's Wonderland starring Nic Cage
Posted on Monday 8th February 2021
Ever wanted to see Nic Cage battle violent animatronic amusement park mascots? If so then Signature Entertainment have the movie for you, Willy's Wonderland will be unleashed on Digital 12th February. Stranded in a remote town with a car that won't work and no way to pay the local repair shop, The Janitor (Nic Cage) agrees to spend the night in an abandoned theme park full of animatronic characters that were once a joy to the kids of the town, but now hold a dark secret. As night falls, these once happy mascots come to life and they're out for blood. Survive at any cost, it's only one n...

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They Came from Beyond Space to be released in remastered form in March
Posted on Monday 8th February 2021
TheyCameFromBeyondSpace_BD_OR_2DPackSTUDIOCANAL presents a brand-new restoration of the Amicus Productions' cult 60s sci-fi horror They Came from Beyond Space from the legendary director of The Evil Of Frankenstein and Dr Terror's House Of Horrors, Freddie Francis. Available to buy on Blu-ray for the first time and on DVD and digital formats from 8th March. Starring Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, ...

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Get ready to learn about The Curse of Hobbes House in March
Posted on Monday 8th February 2021
Curse_of_Hobbes_House_Digital art-14Digital Media will be releasing Juliane Block's gripping undead horror thriller The Curse of Hobbes House on DVD and Digital download in the UK from March 8. Directed by Juliane Block (8 Remains, 3 Lives), and written by Block and regular collaborator Wolf-Peter Arand, the movie was shot entirely on location at Kings Weston House, Bristol. After the death of ...

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"I want you to watch the movie screen. There's something I want to show you" Donnie Darko to be released in 4K
Posted on Sunday 31st January 2021
Donnie Darko Exploded pack shotFifteen years before Stranger Things combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a...

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Eureka Entertainment to release a collection of essential films from one of the most recognisable figures in Horror
Posted on Sunday 31st January 2021
KARLOFF-AT-COLUMBIA_OCARD_packshot_72dpiEureka Entertainment to release Karloff at Columbia, six films comprising the entirety of the horror icon's filmic output for Columbia Pictures. To be presented as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray [featuring an O-card Slipcase and Collector's Booklet (3000 copies only)] in their worldwide debut as a part of the Eureka Classics range from 19 April. One of the m...

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From Jennifer Kent comes The Nightingale
Posted on Saturday 23rd January 2021
The NightingalePowerful Australian Western horror The Nightingale, the second feature from lauded director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), premiered at Venice International Film Festival in 2018 and screened at Cannes Film Festival, provoking a strong reaction from critics and audiences alike. The Nightingale now arrives as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray box set from Second Sight Films on 8 February. 1825, the penal colony o...

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Will you try the new Wrong Turn?
Posted on Saturday 23rd January 2021
A chaotic fight for survival befalls a group of friends on the Appalachian trail in this iconic franchise reboot from original Wrong Turn creator Alan B. McElroy. When a dream trip turns into a nightmare, one group of friends finds themselves at the mercy of an urban legend - The Foundation. As a freak accident drives the group deeper into the mountains, they find themselves succumbing one by one to hunting traps large enough to take out anyone that dares venture off the beaten path. The group soon realises they are not alone and what happens next escalates into a gruesome game of s...

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Doctor Who is back on Target
Posted on Saturday 23rd January 2021
dalekBBC Books has announced seven new titles in the Doctor Who Target range, all publishing on March 11th each with new cover art by Anthony Dry. For Doctor Who fans the range the range of novelisations published in the 1970s and 1980s hold a very special place. There was a novel published for almost every Doctor Who serial between 1963 and 1989 with very few, (five, actually) notable exceptions. Since 2012 BBC Books have ...

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Lionsgate UK to released Hellraiser: Judgment and Hellraiser: Revelations
Posted on Saturday 23rd January 2021
Hellraiser Judgment Blu-ray 2DFrom the depths of hell, horror icon Pinhead returns in the latest chilling chapters of the bloodcurdling Hellraiser franchise, created by horror master Clive Barker. With long-time series SFX artist Gary John Tunnicliffe at the helm, get ready for gore-soaked set-pieces and nightmare visuals that will tear your soul apart! Hellraiser: Judgment finds two tough detectives, b...

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Possessor is coming to HE
Posted on Monday 18th January 2021
POSSESSOR_BD_2D_PACKSHOTFrom the visionary mind of writer director Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough, Mandy). Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people's bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that th...

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New music from John Carpenter - Alive After Death
Posted on Saturday 9th January 2021
Ahead of the release of his first album of non-soundtrack music in nearly five years, John Carpenter has shared a final pre-release single and accompanying video. Following the stomping "Weeping Ghost" and dancefloor-ready "The Dead Walk," new single "Alive After Death" is a brooding, suspense-filled track, perfectly embodying the exhilarating, spine-chilling, story-telling soundtracks that Carpenter is famous for. The song is accompanied by an equally unsettling visual by legendary illustrator Boneface - a bold collaboration between two unique creative minds. Lost Themes III: Alive ...

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