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New music from John Carpenter - Alive After Death
By James Whittington, 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 After Death is set for release on February 5th via Sacred Bones. John famously called the first 'Lost Themes' album "a soundtrack for the movies in your mind.". On 'Alive After Death' those movies are even more vivid.

Underpinning Carpenter's renaissance as a musician has been his collaboration with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. They've composed and performed as a trio since the first 'Lost Themes' album in 2015: on studio albums, on soundtracks, and onstage. Here, the trio reaches a new level of creative mind meld. Richly rendered worlds are built in the interplay between Davies's guitar and the duelling synthesizers played by the Carpenters. "We begin with a theme, a bass line, a pad, something that sounds good and will lead us to the next layer," John says of the trio's process. "We then just keep adding on from there. We understand each other's strengths and weaknesses, how to communicate without words, and the process is easier now than it was in the beginning. We've matured."


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Posted on Wednesday 23rd June 2021
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The director of the renowned, hit horror The Strangers Bryan Bertino, comes his latest critically acclaimed feature The Dark and The Wicked, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut from Acorn Media International in conjunction with Shudder, following its success on the streaming service. This the first of many exciting Shudder titles Acorn will be releasing on physical formats this year.

Bertino has been garnering huge international praise and has been lauded by Esquire as 'There's no filmmaker working today more adept at generating scares via the sudden appearance of shadowy background figures'. His latest film is an extremely disturbing, tense, atmospheric chiller.

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Werewolves Within - New artwork revealed
Posted on Wednesday 23rd June 2021
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Signature Entertainment has released the new artwork for Werewolves Within, an acclaimed whodunnit on Digital HD & DVD 19th July and based on the on the hit video game by, and produced by Ubisoft.

The film takes place in the small US town of Beaverfield, where a snowstorm has trapped a group of residents inside a local inn. Forest ranger Fin (Sam Richardson, Veep, The Tomorrow War) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub, Marvel's New Warriors) seek to maintain peace among the residents and uncover the truth behind a mysterious and dangerous creature.

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More missing Who to hit vinyl in August
Posted on Saturday 19th June 2021
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Demon Records presents the narrated TV soundtrack of Doctor Who - The Myth Makers, a 'lost' four-part adventure set in ancient Greece, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.

When the TARDIS lands on the plains of Asia Minor, not far from the walled city of Troy, the Doctor is hailed as the great god Zeus. He's enlisted by the Greek army - led by Odysseus and Agamemnon - to come up with a strategy for defeating the Trojans. With his companions already prisoners of the opposing side, the Doctor draws his inspiration from the legend of a certain wooden horse...

Presented across two 140g vinyl Trojan Sunset splatter discs, this 1965 TV soundtrack -...

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James Herbert's The Shrine is now a movie and known as The Unholy
Posted on Monday 14th June 2021
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Thrilling and unsettling, horror movie The Unholy is available to Download & Keep, Rent on Digital, on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos, from the producer of Evil Dead and Don't Breathe, Sam Raimi, The Unholy stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("The Walking Dead"), Katie Aselton (The Gift), William Sadler (Bill & Ted Face the Music) and newcomer Cricket Brown, with Diogo Morgado (Son of God) and Cary Elwes (Saw) and is based on the book Shrine by James Herbert.

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Acclaimed Spanish psychological thriller The Offering gets UK release date
Posted on Saturday 12th June 2021
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Sovereign has announced the UK release of acclaimed Spanish psychological thriller The Offering on 30th July, in cinemas and on Virtual Cinemas and VOD.

Jan, mysterious and marked by a profound sense of guilt, tries to win back the love of his ex Violeta, who is now a psychiatrist, with a family of her own. Jan's complex and perverse plan to reunite him with Violeta, 20 years after the events that led to their separation, will have severe consequences.

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From the creators of What We Do In The Shadows comes Wellington Paranormal!
Posted on Saturday 12th June 2021
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Wellington Paranormal follows hilariously hapless officers Mark Minogue and Karen O'Leary as they are assigned to the new Paranormal Unit of Wellington's police force, tasked with tackling the increasing number of local crimes and misdemeanours of a supernatural nature.

From Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, the visionary creators behind What We Do In The Shadows, comes the smash hit New Zealand comedy series which has taken the UK by storm.

Dazzler Media presents Wellington Paranormal: Season One on Blu-ray, DVD and Download-to-Own from 5th July.

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The Quanderhorn Collexion almost ready for download!
Posted on Friday 11th June 2021
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The Quanderhorn Collexion, the acclaimed cult BBC Radio 4 sci-fi comedy by Rob Grant & Andrew Marshall is to be available for download on 16th June from BBC Digital Audio.

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Coming soon from Arrow Video, The Sergio Martino Collection
Posted on Saturday 5th June 2021
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One of Italian cinema's most celebrated and prolific filmmakers, Sergio Martino worked across a range of genres, but is arguably best known for his giallo thrillers. This collection from Arrow Video (due 2nd August) brings together three of his finest with a solid collection of extras for each movie.

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Dario Argento classic to get a 4K release
Posted on Saturday 5th June 2021
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Super 8 to get a super 4K release
Posted on Friday 14th May 2021
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Writer/director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg join forces for the extraordinary tale of youth, mystery, and adventure Super 8, debuting on 4K Ultra HD 24th May from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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Classic supernatural chiller Lake Mungo to have a very special release
Posted on Friday 14th May 2021
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Since its original release in 2008, this documentary-style chiller has made far reaching ripples, thrilling horror fans and inspiring budding filmmakers across the globe and establishing itself as a bona fide cult classic. Now the chilling film gets the release it deserves that sees brand new interviews with cast and crew; filmmaker fans...

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From the creator of Final Destination comes Don't Look Back
Posted on Friday 14th May 2021
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Marking the directorial debut of acclaimed horror screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination), Don't Look Back is a riveting, tense and terrifying new horror.

When a young woman overcoming her traumatic past is among several witnesses who see a man fatally assaulted and don't intervene, they find themselves targeted by someone, or something, out for revenge.

Dazzler Media presents Don't Look Back on DVD and Digital from 14th June.

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