Thursday 31 October 2013

Raisinman - Skaters in Perish (Skategore)

As a special Halloween treat, we have a great music video for you, a brand new genre called Skategore!

"Skaters in Perish" is a parody of "N*ggas in Paris" by Jay Z and Kanye West and features cameos by Mike York and Sebo Walker, along with skateboarding by Adam Keely, Yoni Benjamin, and of course the Raisinman himself, among other fine talent.

It also contains gore, blood, and other graphic imagery, so watch at your own risk

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So I fall so hard that skaters think I'm dying,
But that means I'm really trying,
What's 50 slams to a skateboarder like me?
I'm death defying!
Fall so hard, my sh*t's aching,
While y'all just skate like big babies,
My board could go out of my control,
But I still try to land like I made it,
Fall so hard on a big spear,
At least it didn't hit me rear,
Fall so hard, won't see tears,
But how am I supposed to leave here?
Alright though, just a light hole,
So I might go break the stick,
Snap it off so I can tre this!
Fall so hard, but I won't stop,
Rolled ankles get walked off,
Amateurs ain't losin blood?
Well, I ain't wearin red socks!
Fall so hard I cough a tooth,
When I fall I get chalked up too,
If you skate like I skate,
Then you're probably gettin f*cked up too!
Fall so hard, let's hit pavement,
Get gory, not a bit phased,
It's full throttle at obstacles,
About to hit up the big eight,
Fall so hard, I eat face,
Might just need it replaced,
Beat down meatloaf,
Grab your helmet and be safe!

Fall so hard that skaters think I'm dying,
My sh*t breaks, my shit breaks,
My sh*t breaks,
Fall so hard that skaters think I'm dying,
My sh*t breaks, My sh*t breaks,
My sh*t breaks...

I sack on a rail and slide down it all,
But I don't need no ice to nurse my swollen balls,
I'll go and eat sh*t on a backside stall,
The only real way to learn you have to fall!
Fall so hard, my sh*t breaks,
Ain't it great?
Fall so hard, what we skatin?
Active grenades?
Fall so hard, my lip's so cold,
I'm feelin faint,
Act like I'm gonna go to the hospital and not go skate!
Cruiser boards ain't my thang,
They don't let my bangers bang,
I ain't tryin to take a nap,
That's a fact!
Neen Williams is doin fine if you ask me,
I'm gonna go to the same spot and try a back three!
Does this look infected?
I'm still gonna sesh it,
I won't wear a helmet,
Cuz you know that ain't wreckless!
Skaters turn into filmers
Cuz they're afraid of spillin,
Got these skaters embarrassed
That I'm still out here killin!

I am now holdin my dome,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
These other skaters are tired,
Actin like they're all retired,
I got that hot sh*t on my bolts,
Know how many boards kingraisin owns?
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
I'm jumpin off of buildings,
My shit is never healin,
I don't need ibuprofen,
You know I like the feelin!
I am now holdin my dome,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
Don't let me skate in the bowl,
I'm definitely skatin the bowl!

The Walking Dead 4x04 Sneak Peeks "Indifference" (HD)

The Walking Dead 4x04 "Indifference" - The supply mission faces hurdles; the situation at the prison worsens!

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The Walking Dead 4x03 "Isolation" - The group struggles to cope with the spread of the infection within the prison.

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Tuesday 29 October 2013

Interview With Director Brian Yuzna

Brian Yuzna (pictured left) is one of the world’s most prolific and respected genre film-makers and on the eve of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 receiving its network TV premiere on the Horror Channel, Yuzna gives us some insight into the making of the film, news on the SOCIETY sequel and why he thinks Horror has gone too mainstream.

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 is broadcast on Saturday Nov 2, 10.40pm.

Q: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to work in the movie industry?

BY: No, I didn’t.  Like most kids, I loved movies; and I saw some scary ones at a young age that really disturbed me.  That gave me an interest in horror for the rest of my life.  But I never imagined that you could actually make a living making movies.  Back then there were no dvd extras and tv shows demonstrating how movies were made. While in high school I had fooled around with a friend’s 8 mm camera and we mostly shot special effects but it wasn’t until I saw Truffaut’s Day For Night that I had an idea of how a movie crew worked.  Many years later I was vacationing with my girl friend and we rode past a big encampment outside of Cartagena , Columbia and I recognized that it was a film shoot.  

That evening we left our modest quarters and were eating at a restaurant on the beach when a couple of jeeps drove up with the rowdy actors etc from the shoot.  As they drank and ate and partied I realized that I was on vacation and they were on a job – but they were having more fun than I was.  That’s when I thought maybe making movies was a desirable job!  Cut to a few years later when I was working as an artist and had an art supply store.  I acquired a 16mm Bolex wind up camera and started making a short film – a short film full of fx that turned into a feature.  Although I never took a film class, I learned how to make a movie just by doing it with people who did know how.  The process fascinated me - it was exciting and satisfying.  The movie I made was pretty bad, but I was hooked.  I moved to Los Angeles to make movies.

Q: How did the Return Of The Living Dead III project come together?

BY: Joel Castelberg and Danica Minor contacted me about directing Return 3 – they said they had the rights and thought that I would be a good collaborator.  I was thrilled because I loved both Return of the Living Dead as well as Night of the Living Dead.  In order to set it apart from the plethora of zombie movies that had been made (even back then!) I decided that a zombie should be the main character.  They found a company to finance it and we began listening to pitches from potential screenwriters.  However, when the time came to formalize a deal it turns out that Joel and Danica’s agent was wrong about the rights being in their control – so it all fell apart.  Soon after I mentioned this to Mark Amin, the ceo of Trimark Pictures, and somehow he acquired the rights and offered me the job of directing and producing.  Again, the process of interviewing writers began, but this time it was Trimark who lined them up.  When I met John Penney and heard his pitch, I was immediately sold.  He was the guy.

Q: What did you think of the script the first time you read it?

BY: There never was a first time that I read the script.  John had a ‘pitch’, which was a basic ‘take’ on the movie.  His idea had to do with kids on the run, kind of a Romeo and Juliet, in a world in which the military is experimenting with the living dead as weapons.  I don’t remember exactly the details, but my obsession with having the main character be a zombie fit right into that.  The next step was for John to write a ‘treatment’ to base the screenplay on.  John and I brainstormed the ideas and John organized them into characters and a story.  Then the Trimark development folks would review it.  By the time we got to the screenplay John and I were collaborating very effectively.  John was seamlessly able to satisfy his storytelling ideas as well as mine – and Trimark’s as well.  In fact, for the only time in my moviemaking experience, I had the screenwriter (and co-producer) on the set with me throughout the shoot.  During pre-production John Penney was there to rewrite the script according to the cast, the locations that we found and the ideas that came up with the storyboard artists and fx artists.  So during the filming we were literally shooting the script.

Q: Was it a difficult movie to cast?

BY: It wasn’t a difficult movie to cast because of the support of Trimark.  I feel like they were able to access excellent options for each of the roles.  They were very involved with the casting and fortunately we seemed to be very much on the same page as them regarding the casting ideas.  Trimark had strong ideas about the casting, but never did I feel like I was obliged to accept an actor that wasn’t my choice.  They really were good to work with.  The biggest role of course was Julie – and we were all pretty blown away by Mindy Clarke.  But Trimark was most helpful, I think, with the secondary roles for which they brought in really quality talent.  It is really great that the cast, in my opinion, is uniformly good.

Q: How much of the budget went on special effects?

BY: Not that much – but working with my producing partner Gary Schmoeller (to whom is due a great deal of the credit for the success of the movie) we used an approach for producing the effects that had worked well for us in the past.  Typically fx horror films of that era would hire one fx company to produce all of the fx – the theory being that by giving them all of the fx budget they would be able to dedicate more of there time to your production.  Our approach was the opposite – with limited funds it is better to break the fx down into categories and hire various companies with different strengths.  This meant hiring an fx supervisor (Tom Rainone in this case) to find the appropriate fx artists, make the deals and supervise the work.  Paying a top fx artist for a key fx makes sense – paying the same artist to create background zombies may not be cost effective – a newer fx company might put extra effort into the effect in order to show there stuff.  Some fx artists are experts in prosthetics and others in mechanical devices.  We tried to get the most bang out of our fx budget.

Q: Was it a difficult shoot?

BY: It was a difficult shoot in that we were trying to make a bigger and better movie than we were budgeted for (we always aim higher than our budget).  But the shoot was so well organized (kudos again to Gary Schmoeller), and Trimark were so supportive, and our Director of Photography (Gerry Lively) was so tirelessly resourceful that everything went more or less according to plan.  It was very hard, exhausting work – but the whole crew seemed to be pulling in the same direction, so I really would not categorize it as a ‘difficult’ shoot.

Q: Why do you think the film has built up such a loyal following?

BY: Because it is a really good zombie movie.  I say that as someone who has made a lot of horror movies that I wouldn’t characterize as ‘really good’.  Return 3 has a good clear story and satisfying horror.  Mainly what sets it apart in my book is the love story at the center of it all.  I think it is very romantic, you really feel for Julie and sympathize with Curt’s determination to not let go of her.  I feel like it is a goth romance, a heavy metal tragedy, a young love in a corrupt world.  As a life long horror fan I think that Return 3 holds up as an example of good ‘90s horror.

Q: Horror Channel has also shown films from The Dentist and Re-Animator series of movies, do you think its times these characters came back?

BY: Yes, I do.  Corbin Bernson has tried to get the rights to do a third Dentist – he loves playing that character.  And it would be good see Jeffrey Combs get out the re-animating syringe one more time.  And I have been asked many times about a Re-Animator re-boot.  Problem is, as always, financing.  The business has changed considerably due to the digital revolution.  There just aren’t many Trimarks out there any more.

Q: Have you ever been tempted to make a follow up to your astonishingly original shocker, Society?

BY: I am actively working on it.  Once again it is all about the financing.  My idea for a sequel is to have it take place in these super exclusive late night clubs that they have in Hollywood .  Once you get in there is always a VIP room or a VVIP room that is off limits…

Q: What state do you think the horror movie industry is in at the moment? A victim of its own success, perhaps? 

BY: Horror has become so mainstream that it seems to have mostly lost that transgressive creativity that used to make it so exhilarating. Now that Zombie movies have hit the mainstream (the modern equivalent of the ‘Western’?) they have mostly lost the element of the macabre, the disturbing sense of dead things coming wrongly to life, and are now mainly action films about disease and overpopulation.  Vampires are more romantic than horrific.  And extreme violence is the norm almost as an end in itself.  I think that we are at the end of a cycle and that a new kind of horror will grow out of the new production and distribution digital technologies.  We seem to have reached the limit of what the screenplay structure formulas (popularized especially by Syd Field) of the last decades can give us.

Whereas these ideas began as a way to identify the structure of successful movies and learn from them, they have inevitably led to a be treated as a set of rules to follow, rules that can lead to a sameness in screenplay structure that makes you feel like you know what is coming in a film from the early scenes.  The horror genre has a relatively rigorous structure and it may be time for new filmmakers to develop it into more effective directions.  One of the most interesting horror films for me recently was Cabin in the Woods.  It wasn’t very scary, but the way it deconstructed the horror tropes made me think that after that you just cannot make a teenagers in the woods movie again.  The times dictate our fears, and these times are definitely very different from the last few decades.  I am waiting for the new classics to emerge – horror with the effectiveness and artistry of Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, The Exorcist, The Shining – and the devastating impact of Night of the Living Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Q: You’re a multi talented person but are you happiest directing, directing or writing?

BY: I am happiest when I am giving form to something I have imagined.  It is the most exhilarating to direct – but if the director is doing stuff that surprises and delights you it is fantastic to produce.  Writing is the fun of brainstorming the original ideas.  When you produce you can stay with the movie for a long time after everyone else is gone. And with producing you can get so many more movies made.  I love collaborating and am happy to take whatever role is available as long as I feel like I am a real member of the creative and organizational team.

Q: So what projects are you working on at the moment?

I am working on the sequels we mentioned above – but also have very interesting multi platform project with John Penney called The Pope.

Brian Yuzna, thank you very much.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 |

Sunday 27 October 2013

Dracula 1x02 Promo "A Whiff of Sulphur" (HD) / This Season on Dracula

Dracula 1x02 "A Whiff of Sulphur" - Grayson takes Lady Jayne as a lover even as he investigates her lethal connections to The Order of the Dragon. Grayson helps Mina face a critical challenge at medical school. Van Helsing continues his quest to develop a solar vaccine to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight. Jonathan Harker strikes a devil's bargain with Grayson which has unexpected consequences.

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Tuesday 22 October 2013

Interview With Lily Rabe - American Horror Story Asylum

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Lily Rabe (‘Sister Mary Eunice McKee’)

Q: I'm very Catholic and this show scares the crap out of me.  How was the show first presented to you?

A: When Ryan called me up I was doing a play in New York and I remember I was sitting in my dressing room before a show, he called to tell me about the new season and the part that he wanted me to play.  I said yes before I knew much at all because getting to work with Ryan is something I say yes to.  I trust him.  So I didn't know that much.  I knew a bit about the character I'd be playing and I knew the time period and I knew it would be in an asylum and I knew what Jessica was playing.  But the information came in in bits.

Q:  What is it about this particular show that has galvanized audiences the way that it has?

A: Well, that's part of it, it's not like anything else on television.  What Ryan does with all of his shows, which are so incredibly different from one another, it's just amazing that these three different shows that are on the air right now are born out of the same brain and are so incredibly different.  What they all -- they're all very original, very brave and each universe that he creates the show is its own universe. So for an audience member at least for me watching his shows, to get to sort of step into that world that is so specific to the show is I think very appealing.  And can appeal to so many different, that's why there's so many, it's not just for targeted age groups, there's vast mass of appeal to his shows I think.

Q: For an actor, what is the best part about living in a world that's so grey?

A: Wow, that is where everything happens isn't it, in the grey.  I feel that that's sort of where, certainly where we are today.  As an actor because it's true, and for my character so much is in the middle because so much is happening to her and so it's not black or white.  Is it this Mary Eunice or that Mary Eunice?  All of it is living inside of her and is very complicated way.  And for all of the characters you know we are all -- he writes and creates and his writers create such multidimensional characters.  No one is ever stuck sort of with a caricature.  That grayness is a good place to go to work everyday.

Q: Would you say that insanity is overrated?  Do embrace the responsibility wholeheartedly?  Do you ever question some of the motivation of the characters?

A: No, I don't question them because that wouldn't help me while I'm playing the part you know.  It's bad when you step into that, for me anyway, no, I would find no value in sort of being resistant or questioning what's happening in the world of the show or what's happening for my character.  It's much more fun.   I'd rather just jump out of the plane and then know that my parachute is going to be there.  Too much trepidation with my work.  I can only speak for myself, it has never made me as happy as when I just jump in.  So that's what I'm doing.

Q: How do you decompress at the end of the day?

A: I do love a cheeseburger but sleep is a good thing.  We work long hours.  I think we all like to just try and sleep when we can.  Then you do the things that you do in your life that you know feel like you are living your life outside of work.  She's on my mind 24/7 right now, that's for sure.

Dracula "Seal the Deal" Promo (HD)

The legend is reborn. Dracula premieres Friday, October 25 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Monday 21 October 2013

The Walking Dead 4x03 Promos "Isolation"

The Walking Dead 4x03 "Isolation" - A group leaves the prison to search for supplies; the remaining members of the group deal with recent losses.

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(Spoilers) Making Of The Walking Dead 4x02 "Infected"

The cast and crew take you behind the scenes of the massacre within the prison in this making of The Walking Dead 4x02 "Infected".

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Friday 18 October 2013

Interview With Joseph Fiennes (‘Monsignor Timothy Howard’) - American Horror Story: Asylum

Q: How do you find this particular voice for this character that you play?

A: He's a fun character as are all the characters in American Horror Story.  The monsignor, just the name itself has this sort of regality to it.  He's been brought in probably by the diocese to run this new asylum and sister Jude in charge.  So the man is wonderfully versed in theology and church and I imagine is very well educated, possibly University. Ultimately he's very ambitious.  He studies a lot.  I also think that he is a moderate voice of the church.  Around that time in the 60s it may even have been a movement called the Vatican II, which was the whole idea of challenging the Vatican and really getting it to modernize itself with its attitudes towards the people of that time in the modern age.  That still continues today.  He's a man that both is intelligent but also manages to think outside of the dogma and the theological box of the Catholic Church.

Q:  Why is it an interesting juxtaposition to see a show that's set in the 60s because we have this fuzzy nostalgic view of that decade?  Does it apply to we are today?

A: It depends who you ask, those who were born in the 30s, 40s, that lived through the 60s and their sort of adolescence and adulthood, would obviously have a very different point of view.  Of course from the 50s to the 60s a huge explosion with music, the Beatles, the Stones and a great escape from the repression.  Those characters that are of a particular age within American Horror Story in the 60s would've been children of the 30s and 40s and would have been brought up with a pretty strict regime certainly in Europe.

And certainly in North America.  What's brilliantly creepy about the show is the fact that this wasn't so far away.  This wasn't so many years ago that people have such a particular rule and answer to the crimes that someone committed, whether it was just stealing or something worse or just someone who was not mental but possibly just a bit passionate or outspoken.  Then of course someone who was gay and how that was viewed at that time.

We've come a long way but maybe that's just in North America.  I'm sure there are other pockets of the world we live in a culture deeply repressed.  The great thing about the Internet is that people can at least log on and hold hands with like-minded people or democratically minded people.  But I don't think we should forget that, I think those horrors, in their own way, in a modern world, may still continue.  We all know that and I think we all know that somehow the greater powers -- we're so close.  Whether we're liberal we might believe we are in a police state or something.

Very quickly you can be on the wrong side of the law or very quickly you can hit a moment of madness and so I guess it's all about perception.  It's very different today than then but I don't think it was so far away and I do think there are pockets in which have characters like that that have authority figures that are in charge.  What's wonderful about Jessica Lange's portrayal is that she is someone who is on a righteous course and is doing it for the sanctity of others but in a very brutal way.  That goes on today in all walks of sort of authority.

Q: This is a show that lives in a very grave moral zone.  The show pushes the boundaries of what mainstream television should talk about.  Do you find that it has a very interesting morality as a result?

A: First and foremost, this is great exhilarating entertainment.  It plays with all those wonderful themes of horrors and it takes all the great sort of juicy films in our repertoire with the Shining, Psycho, Hannibal Lecter.  There's all sort of borrowed components and references so it's wonderfully exciting for that genre.  It is creepy and because there is a connection to these characters that are fallible.  That is the main draw over and above the horror.

The great connectedness is that they contradict themselves.  They're full of contradictions as we discussed earlier.  No one is who they seem to be in that kind of who we are and we're always trying to find our real selves and we wear masks and we pull it off.  And I think there's, to the greater extreme, that's what's taking place here whether it's people within authority or within the mental institution itself you know.  What I love about this show is its meditation on sanity and those who are locked up are probably more sane than those running the asylum.

That's a lovely kind of juxtaposition.  But ultimately within the extreme these people are real.  The only person for me who really is an out and out monster is Dr. Arden.  I find him really very scary, a child of a brutal regime and his sort of brainwashed and I kind of can't really see if he's got any moral center at all.  I find that particularly scary.  But really what I find scary is those who do have moral centers and veer off to their great cost.

Q: You're bloody face, aren't you?

A: This is now terminated.

American Horror Story - Season 2 (Asylum) on DVD on October 21st

Thursday 17 October 2013

Film News ( UK ): Horror Channel celebrates British horror classics with a Brit-cult season

Plus UK TV premiere for Dominic Brunt’s zombie love story BEFORE DAWN
November on Horror Channel sees network premieres for a memorable collection of strange cult oddities and forgotten British horror classics, kicking off with the network premiere of Nicolas Roeg’s THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, starring David Bowie. Joining Bowie in the realm of the weird and wonderful is Roy Boulting’s psychological ground-breaker TWISTED NERVE, Michael Powell’s controversial PEEPING TOM, Robert Fuest’s Hitchcockian AND SOON THE DARKNESS and Jimmy Sangster’s Hammer classic FEAR IN THE NIGHT.
Also, there are UK TV premieres for Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt’s directorial feature film debut BEFORE DAWN, Lulu Jarmen’s disturbing BAD MEAT and Padraig Reynold’s festival favourite RITES OF SPRING.
Line up:
Fri 1 Nov @ 22:55 – THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976)
Based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, this cult classic stars David Bowies (in his debut film role), as an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. It also stars Candy Clark, and Hollywood veteran Rip Torn and is produced by Michael Deeley and Barry Spikings, who reunited for work on another epic, The Deer Hunter.

Fri 7 Nov @ 22:55 – AND SOON THE DARKNESS (1970)
Starring Pamela Franklin and Michele Dotrice this on the edge of your seat thriller, tells the story of two young English women on a cycling holiday in the French countryside. Cathy, distracted by a local man, parts company with Jane. When her friend fails to rejoin her, Jane returns to the last place she saw her. Cathy has vanished. Alone and with a limited knowledge of French, Jane frantically searches for her missing friend.

Fri 15 Nov @ 22: 55 – TWISTED NERVE (1968)
Director Roy Boulting brings out the best in actor Hywel Bennett, who plays Martin, a disturbed young man with a dysfunctional mother and a cold-hearted step-father. Martin, pretends, under the name of Georgie, to be mentally retarded to be near Susan (played by Hayley Mills), a girl he has become infatuated with, killing those who get in his way. But when Susan rejects him, she becomes the next target.

Fri 22 Nov @ 22:55 – PEEPING TOM (1960)   
Peeping Tom stars Carl Boehm as Mark Lewis a part-time photographer who is a serial killer, murdering women while using a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions of terror. The film's controversial subject and the harsh reception by critics effectively destroyed Michael Powell's career as a director in the UK . However, it attracts a cult following and is now considered a masterpiece.

Fri 29 Nov @ 22:55 – FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1972)
This psychological horror thriller follows a young woman (Judy Geeson), recovering from a nervous breakdown, who takes up a new position working in a boys' boarding school. She soon begins to believe she is losing her mind when she starts being terrorised by a one-armed man. Directed by Jimmy Sangster and produced by Hammer Film Productions, it also stars Joan Collins, Ralph Bates and Peter Cushing.
Wed 6 Nov @ 22:55 – RITES OF SPRING (2011) * UK TV premiere
After kidnapping the nine-year-old daughter of a wealthy socialite and hiding out in an abandoned school, a group of kidnappers falls prey to a recurring terror, a bloodlust that comes every first day of spring. Part kidnap heist, part slasher movie, this is director Padraig Reynolds’s feature film debut, which scored highly on the festival circuit. It stars AJ Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli and Katherine Randolf.

Wed 20 Nov @ 22:55 – BAD MEAT (2011) ** UK TV premiere**
In Canadian director Lulu Jarmen’s splatter sensation, a boot camp for troubled teens becomes a nightmarish charnel house when spoiled meat transforms the staff from sadistic fascists into something much, worse. Get ready for spilt blood, vomit, faeces and bile – in the strangest, weirdest destined-for-cult-dom in ages. Stars Elizabeth Harnois, Dave Franco, Mark Pellegrino, & Jessica Parker Kennedy

Sat 23 Nov @ 22:55 – BEFORE DAWN (2012) * UK TV premiere
Dominic Brunt, better known as veterinarian Paddy Kirk in ‘Emmerdale’, has written and directed a terrific zom-rom horror. Alex (Dominic Brunt) and Meg (Joanne Mitchell) go for a weekend in the Yorkshire countryside in an effort to save their relationship. Unfortunately the picturesque holiday area chosen comes under attack from the walking dead and Meg is soon going to find out the depth of Alex’s love.

Plus there are network premiers for Brian Yuzna’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 (1993), Sat 2 Nov, 22:40; David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001), Sat 9 Nov, 22:55; Jonathan Levine’s ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (2006), Sat 16 Nov, 22:55 and Greg McClean’s WOLF CREEK (2005), Sat 30 Nov, 22:50.
TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Interview With Franka Potente - (‘Charlotte Brown’ / ‘Anne Frank’) - American Horror Story: Asylum

Q:  You get to be something that most actors don't get to be.  You're a bomb of a character.  How would you fit in?  How will you upset the universe?

A: I come in there because I am a housewife and I beat up two men in a bar.  I claim to be Anne Frank, which millions and millions of schoolchildren have read the book, we all assume is dead but do we really know.  I seem to have proof that what I say is true.  So at first nobody believes me but the more proof I bring the more people are investigating if what I say is true.  Not only that, there's somebody in there who works in this time that I seem to recognize from Auschwitz concentration camp.  So I'm pointing fingers at people too.

Q: How will this affect the characters running the asylum?

A: You definitely will but that is already set in motion isn't it?  Like you know, there's not going to be the moment where you're like oh my God, I thought this person was good.  I don't know if, after seeing two episodes, I don't know if you can say that about any character.  I'm just shedding light on certain people that will be under a lot of pressure and do horrible things because of.  And then I kind of vanish again into the fog.

Q: What a treat for an actor.  What was the appeal of being on a show like this?

A:  What I like about season one was the texture of it.  I like that I was creeped out by that title sequence and still am.  When I watch the title sequence I hear this mind-boggling music.  You know immediately that this is created by someone who knows the psychology of nightmares, who knows the texture, who knows the feel, and for an actor, anyone involved you need to physically place yourself in that and you become easily part of something.  That already has its tone set.  It's a very luxurious situation, the sets, everything it makes you so uncomfortable.  It's already a creation.  You just step on there and say your lines and it's helping the performance incredibly.

Q: There's a line in the second episode where one of the characters says “times may have changed but the nature of evil happened”.  We are living in a time of great chaos.  Is that what you think fuels people's fascination with watching shows like this?

A: The human mind is so twisted.  I sometimes think that the pure, like us watching the show and being intrigued by what's going on by bloody face or this person or that person being tortured, even in the safe environment of our home, just the fact that we can't wait to see this again and again and again the next week and the following almost proves the point how twisted and sick we are.

Q: It takes a certain actor to be able to stand up to the formidable challenge of people like James Cromwell and Jessica Lange.  You will be in the midst of these two powerhouses.  What was it like being up against these two people?

A: I was scared.  My first day of shooting was with Jessica Lange and I had 14 pages of text.  I couldn't sleep.  I was really nervous.  I admire her work.  She's obviously an amazing actress that has sustained and is just there and has just won an Emmy.  I wanted her respect.  I wanted to be good with her.  I really wanted us to achieve something good together but I was like how am I going to do this?  She has a very focused presence.  She made me part of her energy.  She is really responsible.  She looks out for you and she wants you to be good.  She was totally there for me and it was an awesome day.  I forgot my lines maybe twice, which is a good ratio.  It was great and it was definitely because of her honestly, yeah.

Q: It's interesting that they took on a real-life figure to put into this asylum.  Does the show do anything to disturb her legacy?

A: I can only say that I never had those concerns because my character had postpartum depression and basically overcompensates and identifies with the second world war and Jewish victims of the Holocaust.  At some point she took over the persona of Anne Frank because it's part of schizophrenia.  She really becomes Anne Frank.  She's fighting and she is very proud and she's fighting for justice.  Anne Frank is not really, if she were alive to be honest with you, she might be like that.  That was always my way of thinking.  I was like well, if she had survived she would be my age in the 60s and what would she be like?  That's kind of an interesting mind game.  It's more a tribute I think to the magic of moviemaking.  We can make Anne Frank come alive.

American Horror Story - Season 2 (Asylum) on DVD on October 21st

Monday 14 October 2013

The Walking Dead 4x02 Sneak Peek "Infected" & Promo "Infected"

The Walking Dead 4x02 "Infected" - The group faces a new enemy; Rick and the others fight to protect their hard-won livelihood.

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Inside The Walking Dead 4x01 "30 Days Without an Accident"

The Walking Dead 4x01 "30 Days Without an Accident" - The members of the group finally begin to adjust to their new lives and roles at the prison, but soon find their peace disrupted.

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Sharni Vinson star of BAIT 3D and YOU’RE NEXT!, makes her first appearance at FrightFest,  presenting the premiere of her latest film PATRICK, which screens at 9.15pm on Sat Oct 26, as part of The FrightFest All-Nighter at the Vue in London’s Leicester Square.

Alan Jones, co-director, said today: "Ever since she became Australia 's Scream Queen, we've always wanted to have Sharni attend a FrightFest because our fans know and love her work. Having worked with her on YOU'RE NEXT!, I knew from that experience our audience would fall in love with her as I did. She is fantastic in Mark Hartley's PATRICK remake and we are thrilled she can join us for this Ozploitation celebration".

Other guests confirmed are Neil Marshall and Anna Walton (producer, lead actress of Axelle Carolyn’s SOULMATE), Renaund Gautheir (director of DISCOPATH) and Michael Armstrong (director of MARK OF THE DEVIL)

London line-up:
18:30  SOULMATE  ( UK Premiere)
21:15  PATRICK ( UK Premiere)
23:25  DISCOPATH  (Preview)
01:45  MARK OF THE DEVIL  (Retro Premiere)
03:55 THE STATION  ( UK Premiere)
05:45  NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR  ( UK Premiere)

Passes for the London event cost £55 and are currently on  To book call 08712 240 240 or go online  Tickets can also be bought at the cinema

Horror fans around the country can join in the fearsome fun on Saturday 2 November, when the event travels to the GFT Glasgow and the Empires in Sunderland, Newcastle and Poole . On Sat November 16 the event hits the Watershed Bristol

For details of regional screenings please visit Note that the regional venues may not be playing all of the titles screening at the London event so please check local listings

Saturday 12 October 2013

The Walking Dead Season 4 "Prey for the Dead" Promo (HD)

The carnage continues with The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere, Sunday October 13th on AMC.

Monday 7 October 2013

The Haunting in Connecticut 2 - Trailer and News

The Haunting In Connecticut 2 is the only horror released this Halloween season and tells the "true" story of the Wyrick family - Lisa, Andy and their young daughter Heidi - who moved to Pine Mountain, Georgia, in 1993. Upon moving into their new home, the Wyrick women begin experiencing disturbing visions. Do the visions hint at the onset of a shared family madness, or are they clues to a real-life nightmare that once took place on the property?


Sunday 6 October 2013

The Walking Dead Season 4 David Morrissey And Robert Kirkman Interview

Creator Robert Kirkman and The Governor David Morrissey discuss The Walking Dead Season 4.