Monday 21 March 2016

Film News (UK): Horror Channels runs Hammer-thon at Easter

Hammer film fans are in for a treat….Horror Channel is to screen an Easter Hammer-thon with back-to-back Hammer classics.

Some of Hammer’s most popular films, including THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT and THE BRIDES OF DRACULA will be broadcast across the weekend from 3pm – 10pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.


Plus, Horror Channel will be presenting ‘Hammer Thursdays’ from Thurs 7 April for six weeks. This will be a Hammer movie at 9pm followed by a double-bill of Hammer House Of Horror at 10.50pm. First movie up is COUNTESS DRACULA.

Full details in transmission order:

Sat 26 March @ 3.00pm – THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)
In Oliver Reed’s first film role, he excels as Leon Corledo, a young man raised in the home of Don Alfredo Corledo (Clifford Evans), his kind and loving adopted father. When he leaves to find work, Leon discovers that he has increasingly violent urges. Although these tendencies are calmed by Leon's love for the beautiful Christina (Catherine Feller), he ultimately cannot contain his curse and transforms into a werewolf, terrorising the Spanish countryside.

Sat 26 March @ 4.50pm – THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)
Director Terence Fisher followed the excellent Horror of Dracula with this richly-coloured sequel. Though imprisoned in the family estate by his mother, Baron Meinster (David Peel) is released from his silver chains by an unsuspecting French teacher (Yvonne Monlaur), through which he gains access to a number of young women at a girls' school. Fortunately, master vampire killer Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is on the case.

Sat 26 March @ 6.35pm - THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES (1966)
A spooky, atmospheric outing from Hammer Films, who diverged into the world of zombies, two years before Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. The plot, centres on a mad Cornish squire, who solves a labour crisis in his tin mines by turning local villagers into voodoo-controlled zombies. Dr. Thompson (Brook Williams) and his daughter Alice (Jacqueline Pearce) soon discover the unpleasant nocturnal habits of the shambling undead slaves…

Sun 27 March @ 3.00pm - THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958)
The second in the Hammer Frankenstein series and considered Terence Fisher’s best.
He may be calling himself "Dr. Stein," but general practitioner (Peter Cushing) in the village of Carlsbruck is none other than our old friend, Victor Frankenstein. No one seems unduly concerned when the patients in a charity clinic begin losing their arms and legs during Dr. Stein's emergency operations -- no one except his young rival, Dr. Kleve (Kerwin Mathews).

Sun 27 March @ 4.50pm - THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (1964)
Directed by Freddy Francis, this is the third in the Hammer Frankenstein series, Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) returns destitute to his home village to recommence his experimental research into the reanimation of dead tissue, and stumbles upon his old monster suspended in ice. Though he revives the creature, Frankenstein must seek the help of hypnotist Zoltan (Peter Woodthorpe) to repair its mind. Zoltan then assumes control of the monster, using him to wreak havoc.

Sun 27 March @ 6.35pm - THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)
The Devil Rides Out is a satanic shocker in which Christopher Lee stars alongside Charles Gray as two men who discover their recently deceased friend's son is involved in the occult, and must battle the evil forces of darkness to save him. Made in 1968, it brings the classic Dennis Wheatley novel vividly to life with a strong cast led impeccably by Lee.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70 |

Monday 7 March 2016

Full Movie - Ambient Evil (2016)

Ambient Evil - Real time experimental horror film about a young woman who is stalked and terrorized by a random maniac. Starring Gloria John (The Perfect letter) and Paul Lilley ("The Good Fight" web Series). Partly shot on SJCam SJ4000.

Thursday 3 March 2016

Interview with Shelby Young by David Kempf

Shelby Young is an American actress best known for her roles in The Social Network, American Horror Story and The House Sitter. Her latest work is playing the lead character of Vivian in the new movie A Haunting in Cawdor with co-star Cary Elwes. She is very busy promoting the new movie and generously took time out of her busy schedule for Masters of Horror.

How did you get your start?

It’s funny, when I was just about three years old my mom entered me into a pageant (my grandma convinced her to do it for fun). We went thinking it was a one-time thing but I ended up winning that pageant, and the next pageant and so on. After accumulating more tiara’s than any little girl should have, the judges at one of my final pageants ended up being modeling agents and wanted to represent me. My mom thought I was too young at the time but after at least a full year of begging she gave in. I was about four or five when we finally met with said agents and it all started from there. First I was modeling, then I started booking commercial work, some stage work and finally television and film.

Tell us about your role as Leah on American Horror Story.

Sure! Leah starts out as a total bully to Violet (Taissa Farmiga’s character) and then after getting her face slashed up by the Infantata in the basement of the “murder house”, she finds a connection with Violet (they become frenemies at best) and also sort-of becomes a bible thumper. She spends the rest of her time in the show trying to convince Violet that the devil is real and wanting Violet to acknowledge what really happened down in that basement.

How did you become interested in horror?

Honestly I just fell into it. I’ve always enjoyed movies and shows about the supernatural and with darker tones, but American Horror Story kind of started me on a very fun horror streak.

What attracted you to your role as Vivian in A Haunting in Cawdor?

Vivian is a very troubled young woman and playing that type of character is always rewarding as an actor. Getting into that headspace can be daunting, but I had a really good time on set.

A Haunting in Cawdor features a theater boot camp as its setting. Was it interesting to see actors playing actors?

I don’t know if I would really consider our characters “actors”. Sure, they’re putting on a play, but they’re really just these mixed up “bad kids”. As you’ll see from the Macbeth audition sequence in the film, most of the characters are better off behind the scenes. What’s funny though is all of these actors having to play characters that aren’t the best at theater acting are actually all marvelous on stage! They’re so talented in real life that it must have been hard for them to pretend they didn’t know how to perform on stage.

Do you see it as a metaphor for the hard work that actors have to endure for their craft?

Not really! I would never consider acting a “jail sentence”. It’s a fun job that I really enjoy.

What was it like to work with Cary Elwes? Did you grow up watching The Princess Bride?

It was absolutely amazing working with Cary! He’s a legend, and yes I did grow up watching The Princess Bride. He’s just such a professional and so wonderful to watch. I learned a lot from him and I’m happy to call him a friend.

What inspired you when you were growing up?

Everything! Movies, books, television shows, made-up games my friends and I played.

Name some of your favorite horror films.

The Exorcist, Pet Sematary, The Ring, the original Poltergeist, Scream, Rosemary’s Baby, The Orphanage, The Others and The House of the Devil.

Name some of your favorite horror books.

I stopped reading horror books because they gave me too many nightmares, but as a kid I loved anything written by R.L. Stine (I’ve read every Goosebumps book) and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Probably the last scary book I read was ‘Salem’s Lot.

Why do you think people enjoy watching horror movies?

The adrenaline! It’s such a rush getting scared in a safe, controlled way. You know you’re not actually in any danger, but it’s still such a fun feeling.

Do you believe in the supernatural or is it all in good fun?

I’m torn on this! My logical mind says it can’t be real, but I’ve had some strange experiences in my life…

If they made a movie about your life, which actress would you like to see play you?

An older version, Angelina Jolie (I know, cliche answer, but I’m a huge fan of hers!). But me as of now, probably my friend and fellow actress Hannah Marks. She’s super talented and I’d be so interested to see how she would play me.

Tell us what fans should expect from this new movie.

It’s a psychological thriller that take you on a journey that will leave you wondering if what you’re watching is happening for real or in Vivian’s mind.

What are your latest projects?

I’m attached to star in a sci-fi thriller later this year, I’ve been doing a lot of voice work (most recently voicing a bunch of dolls & Shopkins in about eight different Toys R Us commercials) and then there are a few other projects I can’t discuss… YET!

Please in your own words write a paragraph about yourself & your work.

My name is Shelby Young and I’m an actress who has been lucky enough to have had lead and supporting roles in numerous film and television projects. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being on set and pretending to be someone else. I’ve played characters ranging from a bully (American Horror Story), to a sci-fi action hero (#Hacked), to a spoiled brat (Wild Child, Days of Our Lives, Everybody Hates Chris, What’s Next For Sarah), to one of the first Facebook users (The Social Network) to a goth chick (The Midnight Game) to a geeky girl next door (Nightlight, Awkward.) to a snarky teenager (The House Sitter, Criminal Minds), to a badass video game character (Dead Rising 3), to a troubled young girl who’s had some hard knocks in life (A Haunting in Cawdor) and more. Playing versatile characters is so rewarding as an actress and I hope to continue to have success in my chosen field for the rest of my life.

You can always check out my IMDb to keep up with current, and older, projects (
I also love connecting with fans on my many social media outlets (,, I’ve also recently been recording a lot of voice over work, which you can listen to and view on my website, I thank all of you for your support!

A Haunting In Cawdor
Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 42m
Vivian, a woman serving a jail sentence, is sent to The Cawdor Barn Theatre to serve out her probation. After she views tape of an old production of Macbeth, an evil force is released, and she must identify the supernatural killer before it gets her.

Uncork’d Entertainment will be releasing Phil Wurtzel’s A Haunting in Cawdor theatrically across America in 10 markets, including L.A. and New York, and On Demand March 11th

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Short Film - Pretty Little Miss

What happens when a serial killer who kills hitchhikers picks up a serial killer who kills the people who pick her up?

Story by JeniusGuy and inspired by _MistressRed_ on Reddit.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Film News (UK): Laugh your head off on Horror Channel

Horror Channel presents a ‘Laugh or Die’ Season this March, with a collection of extremely bloody and funny films spearheaded by the UK TV premiere of Jon Wright’s GRABBERS, a ‘Father Ted’ vs. ALIENS monster romp from Ireland and the network premiere of Jake West’s gore-ridden, exuberant zomcom DOGHOUSE, starring Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke & Horror Channel’s Emily Booth.

The season also includes the network premiere of IDLE HANDS - Rodman Flender’s stoner comedy horror starring Jessica Alba and the network premiere of Jay Lee’s ZOMBIE STRIPPERS starring Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson,

And you can watch our Mistress of Horror intro the season in this exclusive special clip:

Full details for Laugh or Die Season in transmission order:

Sat 5 March @ 10.55pm – GRABBERS (2012) *UK TV Premiere

The day after a meteor lands in the ocean and a group of fisherman go missing, Garda Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) and Garda CiarĂ¡n O'Shea (Richard Coyle) start investigating strange occurrences happening around the remote fishing community. Pretty soon it becomes clear their quiet enclave is under attack by an alien invasion and all the space monsters need to survive is blood and water. Then it’s discovered that a high blood alcohol level will kill the nasty intergalactic creatures. Realising their only weapon is booze, the entire village gathers in the pub to get smashed and prepare for battle.

Sat 12 March @ 10.55pm - IDLE HANDS (1999) *Network Premiere

Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa) wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick (Seth Green) and Pnub (Elden Henson), he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. Now the hand has its sights on Molly (Jessica Alba), the punk rock girl of Anton's dreams.

Sat 19 March @ 10.55pm – ZOMBIE STRIPPERS (2008) *Network Premiere

When a secret government agency lets out a deadly chemo virus causing the reanimation of the dead, the first place to get hit is Rhino's, a hot underground strip club run by Ian Eskko (Robert Englund). When one of the strippers, Kat (Jenna Jameson), gets the virus, she turns into a supernatural, flesh-eating zombie stripper, making her the hit of the club. Do the rest of the girls fight the temptation to be like the star stripper, even if there is no turning back? Also featuring Roxy Saint (of the Goth band Roxy Saint and the Blackouts) and Ultimate Fighting Champion Tito Ortiz.

Sat 26 March @10.55pm – DOGHOUSE (2009) *Network Premiere

Vince (Stephen Graham) is handling his divorce badly.  He’s depressed, gone to pieces.  But his mates aren’t giving up on him. Struggling with their own women troubles, they drag him off for an ultimate lads drinking weekend in the country.  Arriving in the village of Moodley where the women outnumber the men 3:1, the boys find themselves holidaying in a location overrun by psychotic, homicidal ‘Zombirds’ with a thirst for male flesh!. The all-star cast includes Noel Clarke, Danny Dyer, Neil Maskell, Adele Silva & Billy Murray

Other notable premieres this month are the network premiere of Christopher Smith’s BLACK DEATH, a brooding, bloody plague-ridden action horror, starring Eddie Redmayne, Andy Nyman and Sean Bean and the UK TV premiere of Ivan Kavanagh’s highly disturbing Irish ghost story, THE CANAL.

Fri 4 March @ 9.00pm – THE CANAL (2014) *UK TV Premiere

Film Archivist David Williams (Rupert Evans) and his wife, Alice (Hanna Hoekstra) move into a beautiful period house by a scenic canal with their small son. But it turns out the house was the scene of a ghastly turn-of-the-19th century murder. David then discovers actual news footage of the chilling events just as he suspects Alice is cheating on him and having a torrid affair. Soon David starts to have nightmarish visions of an evil presence he believes inhabits his home. And in his drive to unveil the shadows hidden in the walls, David begins to descend into madness. Also stars Steve Oram.

Fri 25 March @ 9.00pm – BLACK DEATH (2010) *Network Premiere

Plague-ridden medieval England: the country is in a turmoil, decaying bodies everywhere. One hope remains, rumours of a village that is unaffected by the deadly disease. As God's ambassador, young monk Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) is tasked in leading the fearsome knight Ulrich (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to the remote village. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer - someone able to bring the dead back to life. It’s a quest that will put their faith to the ultimate test…

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70 | |