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The Exorcist III coming to Blu-ray
By James Whittington, Tuesday 26th November 2019
The true heir to William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin's 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist III is a hellish horror detective story that pairs thoughtful theological themes with scenes of sheer terror and is coming to Blu-ray December 9th.

The personal vision of Blatty (the acclaimed author of The Exorcist), The Exorcist III is set 15 years after the events of the first film and sees Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott, The Changeling) investigate a series of horrific murders that follow the modus operandi of the notorious Gemini Killer... who died several years earlier in the electric chair. After his friend Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is murdered in his hospital bed, Kinderman's investigations lead him to 'Patient X', a psychopath housed at the same hospital who claims to be the Gemini Killer, and who knows intimate crime scene details. Their encounter leads to a fiery climactic confrontation between the eternal forces of good and evil...

The Exorcist III boasts some of modern horror's most unforgettable scares and exceptional supporting performances from Jason Miller (The Ninth Configuration) and Brad Dourif (Dune). Blatty's film is presented here in both its original theatrical cut and the recently assembled 'Legion' director's cut.

DISC ONE: THE THEATRICAL CUT 2K restoration of the theatrical cut of The Exorcist III, presented in High Definition New audio commentary by critics Alexandra Heller Nicholas and Josh Nelson Audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty Death, Be Not Proud: The Making of The Exorcist III, an in-depth 2016 documentary divided into five chapters: Chapter One: A "Wonderful" Time, an interview with producer Carter DeHaven and members of the supporting cast and production crew Chapter Two: Signs of the Gemini, an interview with actor Brad Dourif Chapter Three: The Devil in the Details, an interview with production designer Leslie Dilley and more Chapter Four: Music for a Padded Cell, an interview with composer Barry De Vorzon Chapter Five: All this Bleeding, interviews about the additional shoot and special effects The Exorcist III: Vintage Interviews, archival interviews with cast and crew members including William Peter Blatty, producer James Robinson, actors George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Grand L. Bush and Ed Flanders Falling Down a Long Flight of Steps, an interview with special effects artist Randy Moore The Exorcist III: Vintage Featurette, making-of documentary with onset footage and interviews Deleted scenes, alternate takes and bloopers Image galleries Trailers TV spots and radio spots DISC TWO: THE 'LEGION' DIRECTOR'S CUT High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the 'Legion'director's cut, assembled from the best available film and video elements Brand new 'Legion' audio commentary with esteemed film critics Mark Kermode and Kim Newman Deleted Prologue, an alternate opening to 'Legion' with option audio commentary from Mark Kermode and Kim Newman


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John Carpenter's Lost Themes III: Alive After Death
Posted on Friday 30th October 2020
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Renowned composer and director John Carpenter has announced his first album of non-soundtrack music in nearly five years, Lost Themes III: Alive After Death, which is set for a February 5th release on 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, with song titles among his most evocative as well. Lead single Weeping Ghost thrillingly conjures its title figure in a wash of synthesiser making the listener's neck hairs stand on end as the aural spectre stalks the halls of a dilapidated mansion.

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A movie to cast a Spell on you
Posted on Friday 30th October 2020
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You're able to Devour this spine-tingling chiller on Download & Keep or rental formats from today thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment.

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Horror Channel is now on Freeview channel 68
Posted on Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Horror Channel has moved to Freeview Channel 68 so you may need to re-tune to ensure you don't miss out on our super scary Halloween line-up plus much more.

Any issues with retuning check the Freeview website.

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Experience The Evil Dead like never before...in 4K!
Posted on Thursday 15th October 2020
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Sam Raimi's horror classic The Evil Dead is available on 4k Ultra HD for the first time on November 16 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Writer/Director Raimi's relentless, gore-spattered debut is a landmark in horror cinema, a no-holds-barred onslaught of gruesome terror and nightmarish effects which has earned its rightful status as a legendary cult classic. Starring Bruce Campbell, and Ellen Sandweiss, The Evil Dead follows five college students who travel to a remote cabin in the woods and unwittingly unleash a monstrous evil hellbent on their total destruction. The movie truly is the ultimate experience in grueling horror.

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Rawhead Rex is coming to vinyl
Posted on Saturday 10th October 2020
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The long-awaited score album for the 1986 horror movie Rawhead Rex is released on Silva Screen Records on 30th October in digital, CD and vinyl formats. The 15-track album is penned by composer Colin Towns, known for The Puppet Masters, Space Truckers, Maybe Baby, Foyle's War, Doc Martin and Pie In The Sky.

Rawhead Rex is a nuanced and lush horror score from a hugely talented composer at his best. The sound of the score grows and withers; from pastoral melodies to screaming brass and orchestral cacophony, back to clear harmony and fragile lines, bringing anticipation and dread to all the right points in the story. The music afterthought, There is a Green Hill Far Away, dissolves the ...

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WRWTFWW Records presents Ghoulies OST, Troll OST, and TerrorVision OST all on coloured vinyl
Posted on Friday 9th October 2020

WRWTFWW are proud to announce the official release of the soundtracks to 80s cult classics Ghoulies (1985), Troll (1986) and TerrorVision (1986), available in lovingly crafted packages and on limited edition coloured vinyl for the very first time!

Established by producer and director Charles Band in 1983, Empire Pictures quickly became notorious for the horror-comedy classics made during its brief but legendary lifespan. With wild special effects, outrageous humour and over-the-top horror action Ghoulies, Troll and TerrorVision were three of Empire Pictures finest works, and each movie featured an unforgettable score by Charles' award-winning composer brother Richard Band.

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Posted on Saturday 3rd October 2020
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Fancy a synth heavy and moody horror music masterstroke?

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12 Hour Shift score coming to vinyl in November
Posted on Friday 25th September 2020
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The Walking Dead Delux gets six Charlie Adlard connecting covers
Posted on Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to reveal a series of six highly collectible, connecting variant covers by Charlie Adlard, which will be unleashed over the course of the first story arc of The Walking Dead Deluxe full color editions. The iconic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (Fire Power, Oblivion Song) and Charlie Adlard (Vampire State Building) will be reissued starting in October as The Walking Dead Deluxe and fully colored by Dave McCaig.

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Dawn of the Dead "the zombie movie to end 'em all" rises again in Limited Edition 4K UHD and Limited Edition Blu-ray
Posted on Wednesday 9th September 2020
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This Autumn, Second Sight Films presents the horror release to end all horror releases. Fans, aficionados and collectors are in for a treat as horror maestro George A. Romero's long-awaited, highly anticipated Dawn of the Dead, finally gets the home entertainment release it deserves.

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Posted on Monday 7th September 2020
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Eureka Entertainment to release Mothra, Ishiro Honda's stunningly inventive monster adventure-fantasy, on home video for the first time in the UK. Available on Blu-ray from 16 November as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a Limited Edition set of only 3000 copies, featuring a Hardbound Case, 60-page Perfect Bound Collector's Book & Reversible Poster.

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New label, Danse Macabre is coming soon
Posted on Saturday 5th September 2020
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Jinga Films have announced the launch of their new distribution arm, Danse Macabre. Under the Jinga umbrella, Danse Macabre will be focused on the distribution of horror films in the English speaking territories, UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Danse Macabre will also act as a horror sales sub-label within Jinga Films whilst Jinga itself expands to include a wider range of genres, including arthouse.

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