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Blair and Hasselhoff, together at last in Witchcraft!
By James Whittington, Sunday 3rd May 2020
Starring The Exorcist's Linda Blair and Knight Rider's David Hasselhoff, Director Fabrizio Laurenti's Witchcraft (La Casa 4) is coming soon from 88 Films.

When pregnant Jane (Linda Blair) and her family visit a secluded island to check out a proposed real estate deal, things start to go wrong when they come across two trespassers, supernatural expert Leslie and her boyfriend Gary (David Hasselhoff). Forced to spend the night in a dilapidated house, the group are soon plunged into a nightmare of death and destruction at the hands of the powerful and mysterious Lady in Black (Hildegard Knef).

The movie is a carnage fuelled splatter fest, a rabid romp incorporating hauntings, possession and unexpected twists and turns. An entertainingly rare fi nd from video store hay day of Italian made scary movies, it will delight fans of late 80s horror, a weird and wonderful necessity for the cult collector.

Special features:
Limited Edition "Soft-Touch" O-Card
Limited Edition Collector's Booklet featuring behind the scene stills and an Essay by Andrew Graves
Lighting Witchcraft - An Interview with Cinematographer Gianlorenzo Battaglia
The Music of Witches - An Interview with Composer Carlo Maria Cordio
The Witch's Mirage - An Interview with Acclaimed Film Director Luigi Cozzi
Mirages and Witchcrafts - An Interview with Director Fabrizio Laurenti
The Sound of Witchcraft - An Interview with Sound Technician Piero Parisi
Return to Witchcraft: Before and After - Locations then and now filmed by Fabrizio Laurenti
The Immigrant - A Short Film by Director Fabrizio Laurenti
Original Trailer
Reversible Sleeve


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Horror Channel brings shocks aplenty in June with star-studded Spine-Chiller Season
Posted on Thursday 21st May 2020

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Vin Diesel comes back to life in Bloodshot
Posted on Sunday 17th May 2020
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Vin Diesel stars in the thrilling action movie Bloodshot, available to buy on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 8 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on the bestselling comic book "Valiant" by Jeff Wadlow, Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force - stronger than ever and able to heal instantly.

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Exploitation classic Inferno of Torture to be released on Blu-ray
Posted on Sunday 17th May 2020
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Exploitation legend Teruo Ishii (Horrors of Malformed Men, Orgies of Edo) delivers one of his most extreme visions of violent eroticism in this, the sixth in his abnormal love series. Tattoos and torture await women forced into servitude in Ishii's Inferno of Torture which is being released 6th July by Arrow Video.

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Dirk Gently to do his detecting on vinyl in July
Posted on Sunday 17th May 2020
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'Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable.'

Presented in triple gatefold vinyl for the very first time, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency stars Harry Enfield as the singular detective in this full-cast BBC radio dramatisation of the novel by Douglas Adams. First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2007, these fantastically entertaining comedy sci-fi dramas are adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs, acclaimed for his dramatisations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Good Omens, Neverwhere and many others.

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A trio of Lugosi classics coming to Blu-ray for the first time
Posted on Sunday 17th May 2020
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Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious from BBC Books
Posted on Sunday 17th May 2020
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Blumhouse takes a stab at Fantasy Island
Posted on Sunday 3rd May 2020

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the shower along comes a new Grudge
Posted on Sunday 3rd May 2020

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Producer Sam Raimi brings us the untold chapter of this horror classic starring Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight), John Cho (Searching), Betty Gilpin (GLOW), with horror movie legend Lin Shaye (Insidious, Ouija) and Jacki Weaver. The Grudge is directed by Nicolas Pesce.

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Posted on Monday 27th April 2020

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Posted on Monday 27th April 2020

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Posted on Friday 24th April 2020

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From the writer of Troll 2 comes Beyond Darkness
Posted on Friday 24th April 2020

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