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Press play and pray! Beyond The Gates is coming to DVD
By James Whittington, Thursday 22nd December 2016
BEYOND_THE_GATES_AMAZONA huge hit with audiences at FrightFest and Grimmfest, the retro-inspired Beyond the Gates is to be unleashed on Digital and DVD in February.

Seven months after their father's disappearance, estranged brothers Gordon and John Hardesty reunite to liquidate their Dad's anaemic video store. Soon after, they unearth an old VHS board game that acts as an inter-dimensional hub to a nightmare world where their Father's soul is trapped and can only be saved by playing the game...

Tense, scary and full of nostalgic thrills, Beyond the Gates is directed by Jackson Stewart and stars Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Matt Mercer, Brea Grant and Re-Animator's Barbara Crampton.


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From Jennifer Kent comes The Nightingale
Posted in News, Saturday 23rd January 2021
The Nightingale

Powerful 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 of Van Diemen's Land, or present-day Tasmania. Irish convict Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi) works as a servant for the British Colonial force detatchment led by Colonel Hawkins (Sam Claflin), but when unwanted advances result in a brutal, humiliating attack, Clare is dead set on revenge....

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Will you try the new Wrong Turn?
Posted in News, 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 survival, as those who called the mountain home respond to this ...

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Doctor Who is back on Target
Posted in News, Saturday 23rd January 2021
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BBC 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 been successfully reissuing these classic paperbacks and expanding the Target range to include all new novelisations of of modern-era Doctor Who episodes.

These latest novelisations, almost by all of the writers of the TV episodes, will help Target fans finally complete th...

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Lionsgate UK to released Hellraiser: Judgment and Hellraiser: Revelations
Posted in News, Saturday 23rd January 2021
Hellraiser Judgment Blu-ray 2D

From 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, brothers Sean and David Carter, on the hunt for a gruesome serial killer terrorising their city with a series of murders based on the Ten Commandments. Joining forces with detective Christine Egerton, the trio dig deeper into a spiralling maze of horror that draws them into Hell to confront...

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Horror Channel February premieres feature zombie action, bloodsucking comedy and Jet-Li heroics
Posted in Features, Tuesday 19th January 2021
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Horror Channel has three thrilling primetime Saturday night channel premieres in February including the UK TV premiere of Chee Keong Cheung's REDCON-1, a British zombie action epic, starring Mark Strange as a Special Forces operative battling a virus outbreak, Plus, there are Channel premieres for Eat Locals in which actor Jason Flemying makes his directorial debut with a bloodsucking comedy chiller featuring Mackenzie Crook, Dexter Fletcher and Annette Crosbie, and The One, James Wong's flashy superhero martial arts drama, starring Jet Li and Jason Stratham.

Other highlights for February include the John Carpenter remake of Village Of The Da...

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Possessor is coming to HE
Posted in News, Monday 18th January 2021
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From 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 threatens to obliterate her.

Critically acclaimed, the movie was a huge hit last year across the virtual film festival circuit and created a huge buzz of excitement wherever it was programmed to show. Possessor features a stellar cast including Christopher Abbott (It Comes at Night...

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Darkroom - Blu-ray review
Posted in Reviews, Monday 18th January 2021
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88 Films
Certificate 15

88 Films continues to search out for forgotten shockers for their Slasher Collection and this time has unearthed a truly cheesy piece from 1989, Darkroom. Being produced by Nico Mastorakis, the guy who gave the world the censor bothering shocker Island of Death you'd expect it to be a wild and unflinching slasher. Instead, we get an above average slice and dice flick with plenty of set-ups but more considerate on the bloodletting.

The film begins with a brutal double axe slaying by an unknown murderer but who could this mad killer be? Why does he photograph his victims as they die? Most of all, what drives them to kill?

Directo...

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Blind Date - Blu-ray review
Posted in Reviews, Monday 18th January 2021
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88 Films
Certificate 18

This tale of obsession and sight loss is a prime example of 80s arty horror. Directed by Nico Mastorakis, the man behind the controversial shocker Island of Death, this is a sci-fi infused giallo style slasher that's been off the shelves for far too long.

Ad Exec Jon Ratcliff is obsessed and riddled with guilt over his lost girlfriend but then is convinced he spots her at a photo shoot. Trying to track her down he's involved in an incident and loses his sight, but medics can't understand how it's happened as his eyes have suffered no damage. Luckily, he's soon equipped with state-of-the-art technology (a zipped-up Walkman!) which par...

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Arrow Video FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2021 virtual line-up
Posted in , Thursday 14th January 2021
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The movies for the 16th edition of Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow, which, despite continuing COVID-19 restrictions, is back to present a virtual six-pack of tasty titles; an extravaganza of the dark arts that will leave you stirred, shaken and shocked.

There will be six online presentations, including the UK premiere of Kyle Rankin's controversial high school siege drama Run Hide Fight, starring Isabel May as a fiercely independent student taking on a quartet of invading shooters, and the UK premiere of Out Of This World (Hors Du Monde), a disturbing, compelling study of obsession from brilliant new French director Marc Fouchard. It boasts a stunning p...

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New music from John Carpenter - Alive After Death
Posted in News, 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...

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His Dark Materials Series 2 OST dropping soon
Posted in News, Saturday 19th December 2020
His Dark Materials Season 2

On 20th December Silva Screen Records will digitally release Lorne Balfe's soundtrack for the much anticipated second series of His Dark Materials.

Starring Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson as Lyra and Will, two children on a quest across multiple realities, the new episodes follow on from a successful first season in 2019. As season one was based on the first novel in Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, season two will be based on the second instalment The Subtle Knife.

Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and...

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Sniff out The Bloodhound in March
Posted in News, Saturday 19th December 2020
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First-time feature director Patrick Picard brings a fresh take to one of the best-known stories from the master of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, in his new slow-burner horror-thriller The Bloodhound, a hauntingly atmospheric tale described by The Hollywood News as "an impressively stylish and intellectual debut". Arrow Video will release this on Blu-ray on 22nd March.

Francis (Liam Aiken, A Series of Unfortunate Events), a dispossessed young man, is summoned to the secluded home of his wealthy childhood friend, JP Luret (Joe Adler, The Maze Runner), who is suffering from a mysterious affliction. Upon his arrival, Fra...

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