Monday, 26 September 2016

Competition: Win Invasion Earth on DVD

Invasion Earth is released on DVD October 3rd. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Famous self-help Guru, Dr. Carson travels to his new facility with eight young addicts with the aim of helping them through their troubles and integrating them back into society. Unfortunately for them society is about to be dismantled as a military force, not from this world, begins a hostile take-over.

Can these youngsters escape the facility and if they do, will it even make a difference?

Reviews
"You will not be able to look away" - 28DaysLaterAnalysis.com

"Worth checking out" - CinemaCrazed.com

"Will keep your attention the entire time and even had me begging for more. 4.5/5" - RepulsiveReviews.com

Win This:
Invasion Earth [DVD]

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Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 10-10-16
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Competition: Win Ash vs Evil Dead on DVD

Ash vs Evil Dead is out on DVD on 19th September! and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to win.

Synopsis:
ASH vs THE EVIL DEAD is the long-awaited follow-up to the cult favourite horror film franchise The Evil Dead from the original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Craig DiGregorio.

Twenty Four years since the last instalment of the Evil Dead trilogy, action legend Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead trilogy, Burn Notice) returns as Ashley J. "Ash" Williams for another bout of ass-kicking the evil dead.

Ash (Campbell) now works at the "ValueShop" mart as a stock boy, and the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.

His life has gone nowhere and he now lives in a trailer, drinking in bars at night and having casual affairs with various women, usually after making up a sensational story about how he lost his hand. After having inadvertently read the incantation from the Book of the Dead again, he unleashes the Kandarian Demon one more time. A new set of events brings him to assume his former fighting persona and face the new demonic plague in order to save the human race.

Win This:
Ash vs Evil Dead - Season 1 [DVD] [2016]

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6 Of The Best Cult Teen Horrors


Every few years, a film comes along that speaks to teens and becomes a cult hit. From the iconic Ghostface calling his victims in Scream to the blood-soaked prom prank in Carrie, these moments are relatable and overdramatic – perfect for the younger generation. Friend Request is the latest in this dark and twisted trend, where social media is used to terrorise a group of students.

Laura has 800 friends on social media, but when she accepts a friend request from a quiet girl in her class she quickly realises how dangerous the click of a mouse can be. Soon a dark spirit takes control of Laura’s account and one by one, her friends are killed in the most brutal ways. Ahead of the release of Friend Request on Blu-rayTM and DVD September 19, we wanted to take a look at some of the best teen cult horrors of all time.


Carrie (1976)
Carrie received two Academy Award nominations, and launched the careers of various young actors including John Travolta. The film follows the shy teenager Carrie, who has an overbearing mother and is bullied by many students at her school. When she becomes the victim of a cruel prank to crown her Prom Queen and dump a bucket of pig’s blood over her on stage, Carrie unleashes her telekinetic fury upon innocent and guilty students alike, destroying her high school gymnasium and trapping the students inside to feel her wrath.


Halloween (1978)
Arguably one of the most successful horror franchises of all time, the Halloween saga began with a moment which shocked cinemagoers everywhere. When six year-old Michael Myers dressed in a clown costume brutally murders his sister by stabbing her with a kitchen knife, the child is committed to a psychiatric hospital until he escapes at the age of 21. The psychotic murderer returns to his home town and begins stalking high school student Laurie Strode, killing anyone who gets in his way.


Scream (1996)
This American slasher mocked the clich├ęs of horror movies by openly referencing classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th. The film introduces the mysterious and now infamous killer known as ‘Ghostface,’ who creepily calls and taunts his victims before murdering them. The film focuses on Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and her friends, who try to work out the identity of Ghostface while he goes on a killing spree until only Sidney remains, or so we think…


I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Another classic from the 90s, I Know What You Did Last Summer follows four friends a year after they killed a fisherman with their car and dumped his body in the water. When Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a mysterious letter claiming that her crime was seen, the group set off to track down who they think is responsible for the note as they are persued by the ‘figure in a rain slick.’.


A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Freddy Krueger made his way onto our screens in 1984 wielding his blade-fixed glove, stalking and slashing the teens of Springwood, Ohio in their dreams, or rather, nightmares. Johnny Depp received his on-screen debut as Glen Lantz, a stubborn teenage boy who refuses to accept that the nightmare murderer is real despite seeing his friends and girlfriend fatally slashed by an unseen force.


Friend Request (2016)
A modern day cult horror movie in the making, Friend Request is a breath of fresh air for the genre. Using social media as the medium to strike terror into teens, the film brings horror into the 21st century by highlighting how much we share online and how that could be used against us. Laura is one of the most popular girls at college, and suddenly receives a friend request from the awkward and lonely Marina. After accepting, Marina becomes jealous and angry when Laura doesn’t hang out with her, prompting an unfriending. But this is a decision that Laura will live to regret, if she can survive that is.


FRIEND REQUEST IS OUT ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD SEPTEMBER 19

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Film News (UK): Horror Channel to premiere HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, TRIANGLE & WICKER MAN


There are a magnificent seven premieres on the Horror Channel this month, including the UK TV premiere of Renny Harlin’s icy horror mystery THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT and the network premieres of Christopher Smith’s compelling psychological thriller TRIANGLE and Jason Eisener’s rampaging HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, starring a pistol-packing Rutger Hauer.

Also enjoying their network premieres are Darren Lynn Bousman’s wince-inducing SAW III, Phil Claydon’s sharply-toothed LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS, with James Cordon and Matthew Horne, the late Robin Hardy’s all-time classic THE WICKER MAN and the Pang Brother’s creepy family drama THE MESSENGERS.

Full details of premieres in transmission order:


Fri 9 Sept @ 22:55 – HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011) * Network Premiere


Rutger Hauer stars as a gun-toting homeless vigilante determined to clean the mean streets of trash – or rather, who he perceives as human vermin. He pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in a mire of criminal chaos. What ensues is a bullet-ripping drama of riotous revenge. Filmmaker Jason Eisener won the SxSW Festival’s GRINDHOUSE competition with the original HOBO fake trailer.


Saturday 10 Sept @ 23:00 – SAW III (2006) *Network Premiere


Minutes after Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith) leaves him in the underground bathroom at the end of Saw II, Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) escapes by breaking his foot with a toilet lid and slipping it out of his ankle chain. Six months later, another Jigsaw victim is discovered by Lieutenant Rigg (Lyriq Bent) and Detectives Kerry (Dina Meyer) and Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) and the horror begins…again.


Fri 16 Sept @ 21:00 – LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS (2009) *Network Premiere


Fletch (James Corden) and Jimmy (Matthew Horne) decide to escape their girlfriend problems and head to the countryside for a weekend of debauchery. Things don’t quite go to plan and they find themselves stuck in a village where all the women have been enslaved by a legendary vampire curse. As the night unfolds the boys have to put all of their fears (and dreams) behind them in order to rise to the challenge of becoming LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS. . Also stars Paul McGann playing the potty-mouthed priest who is the only one who knows how to slay the vampirettes.


Sat 17 Sept @ 21:00 – TRIANGLE (2009) *Network Premiere


When Jess (Melissa George) sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realised when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she’s been on before. The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone...Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror. A masterpiece in psychological terror from Severance & Black Death director Christopher Smith.


Fri 23 Sept @ 21:00 – THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT (2013) *UK TV Premiere


In February, 1959, nine Russians hikers ventured into the Ural Mountains on a trip that should have been manageable for a group with their vast experience. Two weeks later, all nine were discovered dead. A search party found the hikers’ tents ripped open from the inside and all seemed to have died from hypothermia.   With no compelling evidence or witnesses to account for the puzzling night, the case quickly fell into legendary infamy. The riddle has baffled investigators, researchers and authorities ever since. Now five young filmmakers retrace the steps of the doomed hikers in pursuit of the unsolvable mystery. What will they find? Starring Gemma Atkinson & Holly Goss.


Sat 24 Sept @ 21:00 – THE WICKER MAN (1973) *Network Premiere


The story was inspired by David Pinner's 1967 novel Ritual and centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism. His unease intensifies as he continues his investigation, slowly coming to fear that the girl's disappearance may be linked to a horrifying circumstances beyond his control. Director Robin Hardy was working on his next film, The Wrath of the Gods, which would have completed The Wicker Man Trilogy, at the time of his death on July 1, 2016.


Fri 30 Sept @ 21:00 – THE MESSENGERS (2007) *Network Premiere


The first English-language horror entry by the Pang Brothers and produced by Sam Raimi  this suspenseful supernatural thriller centres on the dysfunctional Solomon family, who leave the fast paced life of Chicago for the secluded world of a North Dakota farm. Amidst the tranquil sway of the farm's field of sunflowers, Jess, 16, soon realises how terrifying seclusion can be when she and her brother Ben, 3, begin seeing ominous apparitions invisible to everyone else.

PLUS! Horror Channel has some exciting Daytime premieres of films and TV series, including the UK TV premiere of TERRORDACTYL, a prehistoric joyride into hell where downtown Los Angeles is plagued by a deadly swarm of pterodactyls.


The full line-up of daytime films:

Wed 7 Sept @ 16:00 – THE DINOSAUR PROJECT (2012) *Network Premiere

Wed 14 Sept @16:00 – AMAZING STORIES: THE MOVIE (1966) *Network Premiere

Wed 21 Sept @16:00 – KNIGHT RIDER 2000 (1991) *Network Premiere

Wed 28 Sept @16:00 – TERRORDACTYL (2016) *UK TV Premiere

The Daytime series:

From Mon 5 Sept at 09:00 & 19:00 – HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS SEASON 4  (1997-1998) *Network Premiere

From Mon 19 Sept at 12:00 & 20:00 – LAND OF THE GIANTS SEASON 1 (1968-1969) *Network Premiere

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70
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Monday, 5 September 2016

Competition: Win Exterminator 2 [Blu-ray]

Exterminator 2 is released on Bluray September 5th. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on Bluray to give away.

Synopsis:
For the first time available in the UK on Blu-Ray.

John Eastland (Robert Ginty) is back and hes cleaning up the urban jungle again but this time, hes going to do it right.

When his brother is fried alive by The Exterminator during a hold-up attempt, the satanic X (Mario Van Peebles) and his gang decides to get even and eliminate The Exterminator. The marauders unleash a campaign of violence and barbarism and, as they terrify the populace, it appears they may be invincible. But they make a terrible mistake they cripple The Exterminators girlfriend and its a mistake they quickly regret.

Donning an Army jacket and metal mast and arming himself with his flamethrower, The Exterminator takes to the wheel of his garbage truck and sets to clear out the city of its malignant human refuse. In a confrontation of all-consuming fury, the warlords meet their match

Win This:
Exterminator 2 [Blu-ray]

To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

Competition Closed

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 19-09-16
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.