Monday 30 October 2023

Heir Of The Witch: A Haunting Gothic Tale


Prepare to be enthralled by "Heir Of The Witch," a gothic supernatural horror film that promises to deliver spine-tingling chills and eerie thrills. This cinematic gem marks the impressive directorial debut of Victoria U Bell, who also wrote the script and stars in the lead role. Rooted in folklore, "Heir Of The Witch" is a chilling tale that is all set to make its digital debut in the UK on November 20th, 2023, courtesy of Miracle Media.

In "Heir Of The Witch," we are introduced to Anna, portrayed by Victoria U Bell. She is an underprivileged seamstress, toiling away in America, living with and caring for her bedridden aunt, Rosie (played by Vanessa Neff). However, there is more to Anna than initially meets the eye, and a dark secret haunts her as she yearns for love and acceptance in high society.

As Anna's life unfolds, she becomes haunted by a malevolent witch, a ghostly figure that seems to follow her every step. Her attempts to lead a seemingly ordinary life in society become increasingly challenging, and as she forms relationships with those around her, the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse.

The malevolent witch's influence over Anna intensifies, and as she begins to wreak bloody havoc in the community, Anna finds herself ensnared in a web of terror. The question remains, can Anna escape the clutches of this vengeful witch and regain control over her life?

"Heir Of The Witch" promises to deliver a spine-tingling and profoundly eerie cinematic experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. This bewitching feature, rooted in folklore and woven with chilling elements, is set to take viewers on a journey into the dark depths of the supernatural. Get ready to be captivated by the haunting tale of Anna and her sinister connection to the witch as "Heir Of The Witch" unfolds on November 20, 2023. This is a cinematic experience not to be missed for those who crave a dose of gothic horror and supernatural intrigue.

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Werewolf Santa: A Blood-Soaked Christmas Horror Feast


The holiday season is about to get a sinister twist with the upcoming release of "Werewolf Santa" in the UK. 

This darkly comedic horror film, directed by Airell Anthony Hayles and featuring a cameo by Joe Bob Briggs, promises to be a bloody and brilliantly unique addition to the Christmas movie lineup. Having premiered at FrightFest 2023, this movie is set to make its digital debut on November 6, 2023, courtesy of Miracle Media.

In "Werewolf Santa," viewers are introduced to the angsty teenager Lucy, portrayed by Katherine Rodden. Lucy hosts a YouTube show dedicated to uncovering evidence of natural monsters. However, her luck takes an unexpected turn as she heads home to spend Christmas in Hastings with her bickering, divorced parents Carol (played by Emily Booth) and Charlie (portrayed by Mark Arnold).

On Christmas Eve, Lucy's mundane holiday plans take a macabre turn when she witnesses Santa Claus getting bitten by a werewolf, subsequently transforming into a lycanthrope himself. As Werewolf Santa embarks on a bloody rampage in Hastings, Lucy, alongside her friend Dustin (played by Charlie Preston) and her dysfunctional family, embarks on a madcap adventure to save their town from the bloodthirsty beast.

Armed with nothing more than a rusty ice skate, a camera, and a vague understanding of how werewolves operate, Lucy becomes the unlikely hero in this holiday horror tale. Her mission: to prevent her town from becoming the main course in Werewolf Santa's festive feast.

"Werewolf Santa" promises to be a refreshing and exhilarating departure from the typical saccharine-sweet Christmas films. This dark comedy horror film offers a blood-soaked, playfully demented, and joyously unique take on the holiday season, where Santa isn't just coming to town for milk and cookies; he's on the prowl for flesh, blood, and mayhem.

As the holiday season approaches, keep an eye out for "Werewolf Santa." This film, with its irreverent humor and gruesome thrills, is set to provide a memorable cinematic experience, showcasing a Christmas tale like no other. Prepare for a joyously twisted and darkly comedic holiday feast that will leave you questioning whether you'll ever look at Santa Claus the same way again. "Werewolf Santa" is not your typical Christmas movie, and that's precisely what makes it a must-watch for those seeking an alternative and entertaining holiday horror experience.

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COMPETITION: Win Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire: Season 1 on Blu-ray

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Season One comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 6th November and each, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

And to celebrate we have a great competition and 3 copies on Blu-ray to give away.

SINK YOUR teeth into Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for a blood-soaked saga of immortality, love and revenge starring Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Eric Bogosian (Succession) and Sam Reid (The Newsreader). This contemporary adaptation breathes new life into Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel and marks the thrilling first instalment of AMC’s emerging Immortal Universe series based on her lauded The Vampire Chronicles.

The series showcases an ensemble of exceptional talent. Not only is it created by Boardwalk Empire’s Rolin Jones but is executively produced by a host of stars, including award-winning producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Christopher Rice, the late Anne Rice and award-winning director Alan Taylor (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) – who also directs the first two episodes. With a second season on the horizon, now is the perfect time to delve in and witness their talent first-hand.

In modern-day Dubai, vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) sits down with renowned journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian) to share the story of his life – or rather, his afterlife – which begins in the hustle and bustle of 20th-century New Orleans. There, challenged by the constraints as a queer Black man in 1900s America, Louis finds it impossible to ignore the irresistible allure of Lestat de Lioncourt’s (Sam Reid) offer of the ultimate escape: a chance to outmanoeuvre the confines of mortality and join him as his vampire companion.

But Louis’ new powers come at a precious price and the introduction of Lestat’s latest creation – the child vampire Claudia (Bailey Bass – Avatar: The Way Of Water) – propels them on a path of revenge and redemption spanning decades.

Filled with passion, blood, monsters and beauty and with its unique blend of racial dynamics, sexuality, horror and humour – Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire is truly to die for and will leave audiences thirsting for more.

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Thursday 26 October 2023

Fast TV channel NYX UK presents a vintage month of horror movies

In November, NYX UK, now available on Freeview channel 289, is set to bring you an array of thrilling premieres. Prepare to be captivated by a variety of sinister characters and suspenseful stories.

First on the list is the beloved sci-fi classic, "INVADERS FROM MARS," where menacing mind readers take center stage. Next up, brace yourself for the terrifying spectacle of "THE GIANT CLAW," featuring winged marauders that will send shivers down your spine. Larry Cohen's unforgettable cult horror gem, "IT'S ALIVE" from 1974, promises to haunt your dreams.

The channel also presents the chilling canine tale, "MAN'S BEST FRIEND," and Hammer's enigmatic "X THE UNKNOWN" to lead the popular 'Hammer Sundays' lineup at 9 pm.

Adding to the excitement, there's a channel premiere of the timeless gothic horror "MURDER IN THE RUE MORGUE" (1932), starring the legendary Bela Lugosi. And on November 23rd, in celebration of Boris Karloff's birthday, you can enjoy a double-feature of T. Hayes Hunter's enduring "THE GHOUL" (1933), featuring Ralph Richardson in his movie debut, and Roger Corman's infamous "THE TERROR" (1963), alongside a young Jack Nicholson.

The monthly highlights continue with Pete Walker's influential '70s British horror, "FRIGHTMARE," the heart-pounding werewolf thriller "THE BEAST MUST DIE," the feminist slasher film "THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE," Sergio Martino's masterful giallo "YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY," and the gripping horror-infused crime thriller "THE CIRCUS OF FEAR," starring Christopher Lee and Klaus Kinski.

Additionally, Friday late-night horror gets a visually enthralling Gallic twist with four classics from Jean Rollin: "THE NUDE VAMPIRE," "DEMONIACS," "LIVING DEAD GIRL," and "THE IRON ROSE." Prepare for a month filled with thrilling and chilling entertainment on NYX UK.

Primetime films in transmission order:

Fri 3 Nov @ 21:00 – INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) *Channel premiere

A young boy, David, witnesses a flying saucer bury itself in a sandpit behind his house. He starts noticing strange behaviour in the adults around him, beginning with his own parents, and realises that humans are being brainwashed by the Martian invaders. Who does David turn to for help? Directed by William Cameron Menzies, this is a quintessential 1950s science fiction film, capturing the era's Cold War paranoia and the fear of unknown threats.

Saturday 4 Nov @ 21:00 - THE GIANT CLAW (1957) *Channel premiere

When a strange flying object is spotted, it is believed to be a UFO. However, it turns out to be an extraterrestrial bird made of anti-matter which leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. "The Giant Claw" stands as a testament to the creature features of the 1950s, combining elements of science fiction with the ever-present fear of the unknown during the Cold War era. Directed by Fred F. Sears.

Sun 6 Nov @ 21:00 – X THE UNKNOWN (1956) *Channel Premiere

*Part of Hammer Sundays

Dr Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), stars as a nuclear scientist tasked with understanding and ultimately halting this radioactive menace. As the entity moves and consumes, it leaves a trail of death and devastation, melting anything, and anyone in its path. Emerging from the prolific era of 1950s British science fiction and horror, this Hammer production, directed by Leslie Norman, stands as a chilling foray into the realm of the mysterious and the unexplained.

Wed 8 Nov @ 21:00 – THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982)

A high school senior, Trish, decides to throw a slumber party while her parents are away. However, unbeknownst to the partygoers, an escaped killer with a penchant for power drills, is on the loose. As the body count rises, the young women must band together to battle the relentless killer. Directed by Amy Holden Jones and penned by feminist author Rita Mae Brown, the movie is often recognised not just for its visceral thrills but also for its undercurrents of social commentary, particularly on gender roles and exploitation.

Thursday 9 Nov @ 21:00 – YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY (1972)

Set in a decaying mansion, Oliviero (Luigi Pistilli), a failed writer and alcoholic, subjects his wife, Irina (Anita Strindberg), to constant psychological torment and humiliation. Into this tumultuous setting arrives Floriana (Edwige Fenech), Oliviero's enticing niece. As tensions rise, a series of murders unfold, and the mansion's inhabitants find themselves trapped in a web of suspicion and deceit. Directed by the prolific Sergio Martino, the film is an intricate maze of deceit, depravity, and deadly intentions, all wrapped up in a compelling narrative inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Black Cat."

Sat 11 Nov @ 21:00 – MAN’S BEST FRIEND (1993) *Channel premiere

Ambitious TV journalist, Lori Tanner (Ally Sheedy), breaks into the research facility where Max, a genetically engineered Tibetan Mastiff is being held, to expose the unethical experiments being conducted there. She inadvertently releases Max but seeing him as just an innocent dog subjected to cruel experiments, she adopts him. However, she is unaware of his deadly genetic modifications and his need to hunt. Directed by John Lafia.

Fri 17 Nov @ 21:00 – FRIGHTMARE (1974)

.Dorothy and Edmund Yates (played by Sheila Keith and Rupert Davies respectively) are released from a mental institution after 18 years. They attempt to reintegrate into society and lead a quiet, secluded life in the English countryside, but unknown to those around them, the couple harbours a dark and gruesome secret. Directed by Pete Walker, who was known for his inclination towards suspense and thriller genres, the film is notable for its uncanny blend of domestic drama and gruesome horror.

Sat 18 Nov @ 23:00 – MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) *Channel premiere

Dr Mirakle (Bela Lugosi), a carnival sideshow entertainer, exhibits Erik the Ape as the missing link between man and ape. However, his interests are far more sinister than mere showmanship. Obsessed with proving his theory of evolution, Mirakle kidnaps women to forcibly mix their blood with that of Erik, hoping to find a compatible match. This atmospheric pre-Code horror film is directed by Robert Florey and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name.

Thurs Nov 23 Oct @ 21:00 – THE TERROR (1963)

*To celebrate Boris Karloff’s birthday

Set in the 18th century, in a desolate, crumbling castle, a French soldier encounters a mysterious woman while searching for his regiment, entangling him in a web of supernatural occurrences and dark secrets. This Roger Corman-directed horror film, starring Boris Karloff and a young Jack Nicholson, has gained cult classic status.

Thurs Nov 23 Oct @ 23:00 – THE GHOUL (1933)

*To celebrate Boris Karloff’s birthday

Egyptologist and Professor Henry Morlant (Boris Karloff) thinks an ancient jewel will give him powers of rejuvenation if it is offered up to the god Anubis. But when Morlant dies, his assistant steals the jewel. While a gaggle of interlopers, including a fake vicar (Ralph Richardson), descend on the professor's manor to steal the jewel for themselves, Morlant returns from the dead to punish everyone who has betrayed him. Directed by Hayes Hunter, this marks Ralph Richardson’s feature film debut.

Fri 24 Nov @ 21:00 - THE BEAST MUST DIE (1974)

Wealthy big-game hunter Tom Newcliffe invites a group of people to his isolated mansion, suspecting that one of them is a werewolf. As the guests are picked off one by one, the survivors must confront their fears and uncover the true identity of the beast before it's too late. The film's innovative use of a "werewolf break," in which viewers are given a chance to guess the identity of the werewolf, adds an interactive element that sets it apart from other horror films of its time.

Sat 25 Nov @21:00 – IT’S ALIVE (1974) *Channel premiere

Expectant parents Frank and Lenore Davis are excited to welcome their second child. But their joy turns to sheer horror when their baby is born as a mutated creature, with an inexplicable and violent bloodlust. Larry Cohen, a filmmaker known for his knack of blending social commentary with genre cinema, delivers one of the 1970s' most memorable cult horror films. In a decade replete with films exploring societal anxieties, Cohen's tale of a monstrous newborn tapped into the deep-seated fears surrounding childbirth, pharmaceuticals, and genetic mutations.

Sun 26 Nov @ 21:00 – THE CIRCUS OF FEAR (1966)

Following a daring armoured car heist in London, the loot mysteriously finds its way into Barberini's Circus. At the circus, an enigmatic lion tamer named Gregor (Christopher Lee), always masked and shrouded in mystery, takes centre stage as the potential suspect. But when a series of gruesome murders start occurring, the suspects list grows. A British-German co=production directed by John Moxey.

Tuesday 24 October 2023

REVIEW: No One Will Save You (2023) - Starring Kaitlyn Dever

Review by Jon Donnis

"No One Will Save You," a cinematic rarity in the realm of science fiction horror, emerges as a remarkable creation by the talented Brian Duffield. In the lead role as Brynn, Kaitlyn Dever delivers a captivating performance, supported by a narrative that sparks contemplation, an unconventional use of silence, and exceptional acting throughout.

What truly distinguishes this film is its remarkable scarcity of spoken words, amounting to a mere five over the course of its 93-minute runtime. Surprisingly, this lack of dialogue doesn't detract from its storytelling; instead, it introduces an innovative layer to the movie. Kaitlyn Dever's portrayal stands as a testament to her remarkable talent, relying on expressions and sounds to convey a spectrum of emotions and command the screen effectively.

The storyline orbits around Brynn, a seamstress entangled in grief and isolation. The intrusion of humanoid aliens into her life sets in motion a sequence of events that infuse an extraterrestrial twist into the classic home invasion thriller. The film delves deep into themes of abandonment, alienation, loneliness, self-forgiveness, and the indomitable human spirit's resilience.

The acting and production values, particularly the soundscape, are nothing short of exceptional. The sounds within the film play a pivotal role in building tension and enhancing the eerie ambiance. The silent presence of the aliens and the unsettling sounds they generate contribute significantly to the horror element.

Nevertheless, "No One Will Save You" does have its imperfections. Some viewers might find the absence of explanations and certain scenes perplexing, which could potentially lead to frustration. However, this intentional ambiguity adds to the enigmatic and mysterious nature of the story.

In summary, "No One Will Save You" is a mesmerizing and distinctive cinematic experience, offering a silent yet potent narrative that resonates with aficionados of the genre. It challenges the conventions of filmmaking and serves as a testament to the talents of Kaitlyn Dever and Brian Duffield. With its intriguing plot and exceptional production, this film is a must-see for those in search of a fresh perspective on the sci-fi horror genre.

My rating for "No One Will Save You" stands at a resounding 8/10. Kudos for venturing into uncharted territory.

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LEGEND reveals twelve turbo-charged premieres for November

LEGEND has unveiled a dozen turbo-charged premieres in November, featuring an explosive All-Out Action season.

Prepare to engage in high-impact combat as you journey through a star-studded array of action-packed premieres this November on LEGEND. The lineup boasts the UK TV premieres of James Cullen Bressack's heart-pounding race-against-time thriller, "HOT SEAT," featuring Kevin Dillon and Mel Gibson, along with his electrifying action cyber-thriller "FORTRESS," starring the iconic Bruce Willis.

Starting from Monday through Saturday on November 20th, brace yourself for the All-Out Action season, which includes channel premieres of Walter Hill's intensely violent "TRESPASS," starring Bill Paxton, and John Woo's lethal "HARD TARGET," with the renowned Jean-Claude Van Damme in the lead. This thrilling season also introduces the hard-boiled thriller "BOILING POINT" (1993), starring Dennis Hopper, Wesley Snipes, and Viggo Mortensen.

Among the other premieres, you'll find the high-octane thriller "THE HUNTER'S PRAYER," James Deardon's sinister "A KISS BEFORE DYING," Bruce Willis' crime thriller "MARAUDERS," the rugged wilderness drama "BLOOD AND MONEY," Nic Cage's crime caper "THE TRUST," the superhero action fantasy "BARB WIRE," featuring Pamela Anderson, and "SNEAKERS," Phil Alden Robinson's compelling exploration of cybercrime, with Robert Redford and River Phoenix in starring roles.

In addition to these gripping premieres, the ever-popular "THE VINTAGE VAULT" on Sunday nights continues, with the highlight being the Channel premiere of Jack Gold's British supernatural chiller, "THE MEDUSA TOUCH," showcasing the magnetic Richard Burton. The lineup also includes classics like "DEATH LINE," "TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER," "THE UNCANNY," and "TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS."

Full film details in transmission order:

Sat 4 Nov @ 21:00 – THE HUNTER’S PRAYER (2017) *Channel Premiere

Lucas (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin is hired to kill a young woman. When he can't bring himself to pull the trigger, the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. A gripping race against time, co-starring Martin Compston and from the director of Terminator 3.

Thurs 9 Nov @ 21:00 – HOT SEAT (2022) *UK TV Premiere

Mel Gibson stars as Wallace Reed, a veteran bomb squad officer, racing to save Orlando Friar (Kevin Dillon), an IT technician taken hostage by a faceless terrorist mastermind. Orlando must empty millions of dollars from Wall Street bank accounts or else the bomb installed on his chair will detonate, vaporising his entire building. It's a race against the clock!

Friday 10 Oct @ 22:50 – A KISS BEFORE DYING (1991) *Channel Premiere

Jonathan Corliss (Matt Dillon) will do anything for tycoon Thor Carlsson's (Max Von Sydow) money and power. But when he gets one of Carlsson's daughter's inconveniently pregnant he decides to kill her and woo her twin sister! Diane Ladd plays Dillon's mother in this chilling, dark story of greed and murder.

Sat 11 Nov @ 21:00 – MARAUDERS (2016) *Channel Premiere

While investigating a brutal robbery-homicide at a bank, a team of FBI agents (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier) begins to unravel a sinister conspiracy involving the bank’s powerful owner (Bruce Willis). The action-packed crime thriller is directed by Steven C. Miller from a script by Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson.

Thurs 16 Nov @ 21:00 – BLOOD AND MONEY (2020) *Channel Premiere

Combining edge-of-your-seat thrills, suspense and breath-taking cinematography, acting legend Tom Berenger stars as a retired veteran who, whilst hunting in the snowy outback of Northern Maine, discovers a dead body and a bag full of cash. Violence quickly escalates when a group of criminals in search of the loot turn the hunter in to the hunted.

Fri 17 Nov @ 23:05 – THE TRUST (2019) *Channel Premiere

Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood team star as Jim and David, a cop team, who begin an off-the-books investigation into a bailed heroin dealer. When they discover the dealer's underground safe, they hatch a plan to break into it for their own gains. But by the time they realise it is a bad idea, it is too late to turn back.

Sat 18 Oct @ 21:00 – SNEAKERS (1992) *Channel Premiere

Computer expert Martin Bishop (Robert Redford) heads a team of renegade hackers, including a former CIA agent (Sidney Poitier), a gadgets wizard (Dan Aykroyd) and a young genius (River Phoenix). But Bishop’s past comes back to haunt him when government agents blackmail the team into carrying out a dangerous, covert operation.

Mon 20 Nov @ 21:00 – TRESPASS (1992) *Channel Premiere

Two Arkansas firemen get wind that ancient treasure is buried in an abandoned factory, unaware that the structure has become headquarters for a gang of drug dealers. Directed in a ferocious cat-and-mouse style by Walter Hill, Bill Paxton and hip-hop icons Ice Cube and Ice-T battle it out to the finish.

Fri 24 Nov @ 22:50 – BARB WIRE (1996) *Channel Premiere

Pamela Anderson stars as Barb Wire, the future's most feared bounty hunter. When trouble comes into town in the form of a former boyfriend, Barb Wire must decide if she can trust a man who once double-crossed her. Featuring songs from rockers Tommy Lee and Michael Hutchence.

Sat 25 Nov @ 21:00 – HARD TARGET (1993) *Channel Premiere

The line between the hunted and the hunter becomes blurred when one man fights a group that hunts other men for sport. Action star Jean Claude Van Damme headlines this action thriller from celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo. Also stars Lance Henriksen and Wilford Brimley.

Sun 26 Nov @ 21:00 – THE MEDUSA TOUCH (1978) *Channel Premiere

*Part of The Vintage Vault

John Morlar (Richard Burton) is a man who possesses an appalling power: the gift of evil in the form of a telekinetic power - to 'will' destruction and death.  When he is savagely attacked in his flat, Detective Brunel (Lino Ventura), who is assigned to the case, is led to Morlar's doctor, Zonfeld (Lee Remick). But how do they stop Morlar exacting a terrible revenge?

Thurs 30 Nov @ 21:00 – FORTRESS (2022) *UK TV Premiere

Murray Robert (Bruce Willis) is a retired CIA agent living at a secret resort. When his estranged son visits, he is followed by Robert’s old nemesis, Balzary. Under attack, they retreat to a high-tech bunker. But is it powerful enough to match Balzary’s bloodthirsty revenge? Also stars Jesse Metcalfe and Chad Michael.

Monday 23 October 2023

COMPETITION: Win Ginger Snaps Trilogy (Limited Edition) on Blu-ray

Ginger Snaps is a landmark in feminist horror and now the seminal movie is set for a highly anticipated collector’s edition treatment from Second Sight Films. Helmed by John Fawcett (Orphan Black, Saving Hope), it offers a fresh take on the werewolf and coming-of-age genre, with heaps of gore and a lot of heart.

The film will be released in a complete set with all three films as The Ginger Snaps Trilogy Limited-Edition Blu-ray Box Set, on 30 October 2023.

And to celebrate we have a great competition and a copy to give away.

The original film is set in the suburban Canadian town of Bailey Downs, where a series of dog killings piques the interest of a pair of outcast teens; sisters Brigitte (Emily Perkins, Supernatural) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy v Jason) Fitzgerald. Then on the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature but even though her injuries miraculously heal, she’s left with a newfound desire to devour…

Brigitte must find a way to save her sister from her werewolf ways and with only 28 days to do so, can she stop the creature her sister has become in its tracks, or will they both succumb to the animalistic instincts?

Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed from director Brett Sullivan, sees Brigitte wrestling with her own transformation, as she is forcefully put into rehab and must identify friend from foe, all the while battling a male werewolf who’s stalking her. Tatiana Maslany, (She-Hulk: Attorney at law, Orphan Black) and Eric Johnson (Smallville, Fifty Shades) also star.

Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning from director Grant Harvey, depicts the ancestors of Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald, in 19th century Canada. They must battle villagers and werewolves alike as accusations and attacks come at them from all sides. Can they make it out alive or will they succumb to a lycanthropic life?

This beautifully presented box set of the trilogy, features a rigid slipcase with new artwork by Michael Dunbabin, and a 112-page book with new essays. There is also a litany of special features, including commentaries and new interviews plus a multitude of behind-the-scenes featurettes and more, making this set a must have for horror aficionados. Please see the full list of contents below.

The Ginger Snaps Limited-Edition Blu-ray is one Box set that needs to be snapped up, before it’s too late.

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COMPETITION: Win The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: (4K UHD and Blu-ray) Limited edition Box Set

As Halloween approaches, we decided that what better for this spooky season than a special competition for all of you to enter.  

We have an exclusive copy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Limited Edition Box set from Second Sight Films to give away

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only changed the face of horror, it remains one of the most disturbing, powerful and terrifying films ever made. Now, almost half a century after its original release, you can witness the terror as never seen before, as Second Sight Films presents the definitive version of Tobe Hooper’s legendary horror classic.

The highly anticipated Limited Edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray Box set comes complete with three discs: one UHD and two Blu-rays and in a brand-new presentation featuring additional restoration work. The UHD is presented in Dolby Vision HDR produced by Second Sight Films. Presented in a rigid box featuring stunning artwork, the release comes complete with a slew of special features and a 190-page hardback book. It is out now and is also available on Standard Edition 4K UHD and Standard Edition Blu-ray.

The film that redefined horror, tells the story of a group of five friends who take a road trip and find themselves at the mercy of a depraved Texan clan, among them one of the all-time horror icons, the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface – played by the inimitable Gunnar Hansen. It’s not long before their idyllic drive becomes a macabre nightmare...

On its 1974 release, the film shocked audiences to their core, caused outrage and was widely banned for many years. To this day, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has the power to strike fear into its victims, both old and new.

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Monday 16 October 2023


Following its successful World Premiere at FrightFest 2023 this August, you can join the Herd on digital and DVD on 23 October 2023.

And to celebrate we have a great competition and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Have you Herd...? There’s a brand-new action-packed zombie thriller from Steven Pierce coming to our screens, starring The Sinner’s Ellen Adair (Homeland, The Sinner) as a woman trying to outrun her past, but who accidentally runs headlong into a rampant zombie outbreak and a raging war between militia groups...

With her marriage on the rocks, Jamie (Adair) convinces her wife, Alex (Mitzi Akaha – Archive 81), to join her on a make-or-break canoe trip to her remote hometown in rural Missouri, where her father (Corbin Bernsen – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Major League) still lives. But when an accident leaves Alex with a broken leg, things quickly go from bad to worse to unimaginable…

When they finally reach the town, they discover it’s been overrun by Heps – virus-infected humans turned bloody-thirsty zombies that are multiplying by the minute.

Even worse…. Alex has been scratched by one of the infected. As panic spreads, violence erupts, and hope turns to horror as the couple find themselves caught between two warring militia groups and the ravenous zombies and must do anything and everything they can to survive.

It’s fight for survival or fight for control as zombies face off with militia in a battle between the unstoppable undead and the cold-blooded commandos… and two women who’ll fight to the very last to make it out alive in this bloody-brilliant zombie fest.

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Friday 13 October 2023

Interview with David Kempf - By Jon Donnis

I thought I would turn the tables on our resident interviewer Mr David Kempf, and interview him myself for his new book Tales of Monster Madness. 
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Tell us about Tales of Monster Madness.

It’s my new short story collection using classic horror and monster characters.

Why do you think readers are still interested in classic monsters?

Classic monsters have really stood the test of time. Both in books and movies. I remember when I was a kid and I used to watch classic universal monsters on Chiller Theater. Dr. Shock and his sidekick Dingbat, a silly bat puppet, hosted Chiller Theater, and there was a show called Shock Theater in Chattanooga Tennessee.

It was really a great show and I used to be really happy and excited to always see what monster would come up next. In-between showing movies, he did his silly skits and it was very enjoyable especially when I was really young. When I was a bit older, I saw Mad Monster Party, which I loved because it had stop motion animation, as well as every single classic monster that I could think of. When I got a little bit older, I watched Kolchak: The Night Stalker with my grandparents, and I was hooked on horror. Years later, I won an award on my paper on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This was at the student research conference at Millersville University where I got my degree in English.

The same year, I won a short story contest where I wrote a horror tale about the eyes of the serial killer being put into an innocent blind man. What happened to the blind, man? You can draw your own conclusions. Now, I have published six novels and more short stories than I can count.

I love Halloween and I love Night of the Living Dead, but nothing compares to the classic monsters. Thanks to some amazing characters being in the public domain, I can now proudly say that I have my own original stories about Count Dracula and the Invisible Man. It is my hope that you will enjoy reading and listening (the audiobook is coming soon) to these stories.

And if you love the classic monsters, as much as I do then, perhaps you can write some stories of your own. There are all these great characters and worlds to be explored. Writers are only limited by their imagination. 

How is it different to write about classic characters as opposed to the ones you created for your own novels and short stories?

I just imagine what it would be like to be them. That’s the same as bringing my own characters that I have created except with Dracula and the Invisible Man, people are already very familiar with who I am writing about. It’s quite fun to create your characters but I get a special nostalgic enjoyment out of writing about the creatures of the night I grew up with.

Why do you think horror and fantasy books remain so popular?

Jon, I think they really tap inside something that is inside of all of us. Dracula is immortal, Dorian Gray is immortal, and who wouldn’t want to be invisible? Well, at least invisible for the day. You can clearly see how the invisible man has lost his mind and why, in my own story as well as H.G.Wells’s classic tale.

What inspires your stories?

Well, I write about what I want to write about. I wanted to write about the Jinn and the wish gone wrong and then I wrote my Dark Fiction trilogy. When the idea of mashing up these classic monsters popped into my head, I just went with it. I started writing them one by one, and then next thing I knew I had an entire collection of them. Dracula vs. the Wizard of Oz? Now who could resist that?

What do you think the difference between American horror and British horror is?

Despite my English friends complaining about censorship of horror in the U.K, I agree with Clive Barker that Americans are more easily shocked than the British are. This is the birthplace of Dracula, the Frankenstein's Monster creature, Dorian Gray, and the Invisible Man. We have Edgar Allan Poe to our credit who many consider the only true American genius.

Tell us about the audiobook version of your book.

For the first time ever I am going to have an audiobook version of my work. The actor who reads the stories is Wesley Critchfield. He did the readings of some of my short stories for a podcast called Dead Airwaves. The podcast features stories from such authors as William F. Nolan, Richard Christian Matheson, Elizabeth Massie, Rod Serling, and my friend Gary Raisor. I am honored to be in their company Wesley is a great narrator and I look forward to working with him more in the future.

Why did you sell the stories individually before putting them together in one book?

Hey, who wouldn’t pay a dollar to be scared for a few minutes? That’s just how I started doing it. Besides, I also include short segments from classic authors, usually quotes that you may have forgotten about. Even a very short story first, before my short story begins. Lots of people have Amazon Prime so the story will essentially be free for them.

Tell us about the various authors you had write introductions for the stories.

Years ago, I read a book called My Favorite Horror Story, and it featured an introduction before each short story. Usually it was a favorite short story of a certain writer like Harlan Ellison or Peter Straub. Anyway, it was a great book and I got to be introduced to a number of authors and short stories that I had never previously heard of. I loved the heartfelt introductions idea so I asked some of my writer friends to write intros for me. Gary Raisor, Lorraine Evanoff, Tamara Thorne, Chris McAuley, and Richard Alan Scott wrote the intros. I also owe a huge debt to my editor A.L. Sirois, and my cousin Heather Slawecki for covers and formatting. I was very proud of the book that these collaborations produced.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment as an author?

Wow. Writers always think there current book is their best work but in this case, that might actually be true!

What are your current projects?

I may write another novel again someday but for now, I would like to concentrate on writing more short stories. I’ve written ten stories based on classic monster characters but I am not done yet. I want to write ten ghost stories in a collection and perhaps ten dystopian stories in the future.

And we all know I fully intend to keep writing for Masters of Horror U.K. for as long as I can.

David, as always it has been a pelasure speaking with you, and I wish you all the best on the new book.

"Classic horror monsters never die. Like Count Dracula, the Great Old Ones, Scrooge's Christmas ghosts, and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe they continue to haunt readers. Now these legendary characters are going to meet for the first time. And for some, it will be the last time."

Out now on Kindle and Paperback at

"You'll have a bloody good time..."
—Richard Dyszel, (Count Gore De Vol), Creature Features Horror Host

"A rich feast indeed."
—William F. Nolan, screenwriter--Trilogy of Terror

"Leaves the readers' perceptions shaken and stirred..."
—Daniel Thomas, sound editor--Salem's Lot and The Blackout

"...genuinely thrilling..."
—Nicholas Grabowsky, author of Halloween IV: The Official Movie Novelization

"Buckle up, buttercup!"
—Gary Raisor, contributing author --The Horror Show and Cemetery Dance

"David Kempf looms large in the future of horror."
—Tamara Thorne, author of Haunted and Old Wives Tales

"I like where this series is going."
—Lewis Schoenbrun, Editor--HBO's Tales from the Crypt

Thursday 12 October 2023




To celebrate its release, we're giving two lucky winners a copy of Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match on Blu-Ray™!

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match, the fourth animated film in the franchise, sees Johnny Cage in 1980s Hollywood on a mission to become a famous actor. However, his world soon changes when his co-star disappears, and he embarks on a journey filled with danger and deceit.

The film stars Joel McHale (Animal Control, Community) as Johnny Cage and Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing, Red Oaks) as Herself. Also starring in the movie is Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Royal Crackers) as David Doubldy, Dusan Brown (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) as Chuck Golden, Grey DeLisle (Teen Titans Go!) as Kia, Robin Atkin Downes (Luck, DC Showcase: Constantine – The House of Mystery) as Shinnok and Zehra Fazal (Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe) as Jataaka. Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match is directed by Ethan Spaulding (Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms) from a script by Jeremy Adams (Justice League: Warworld), who also penned the screenplays for the series’ first three films, and supervising producer is Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise, Bablyon 5: The Return Home). All four films are based on the Mortal Kombat videogame franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Sam Register and NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon are executive producers.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match is set for release on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 16th October 2023 and on Digital Download on 17th October 2023.

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Friday 6 October 2023

REVIEW: My Animal (2023) - Starring Bobbi Salvör Menuez

"My Animal," directed by Jacqueline Castel, intertwines supernatural horror, romance, and the challenges of teenage life within a small northern town. While the film possesses some strengths, it ultimately falls short due to its execution of the plot, inconsistent acting performances, and a lack of authentic horror elements.

The storyline centers around Heather, an aspiring goalie in a hockey-obsessed town, struggling with her turbulent relationship with her alcoholic mother, Patti. A key element of the narrative is Heather's burgeoning romance with Jonny, a tormented figure skater and newcomer to the town. Their relationship unfolds amidst the backdrop of Heather grappling with her hidden sexual orientation and a familial curse that transforms her into a feral wolf under the full moon.

"My Animal" shines brightest in its portrayal of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in tight-knit communities. The film offers a perceptive exploration of coming out in an intolerant environment, depicting both the struggles and joys of young love. The chemistry between the lead actors, Bobbi Salvör Menuez as Heather and Amandla Stenberg as Jonny, lends depth to their characters and resonates with LGBTQ+ viewers, I'm sure.

However, the film stumbles in its attempt to present a compelling werewolf narrative. The plot feels clumsy, predictable, and uninspiring, lacking the tension and fear typically expected in a horror movie. The quality of acting performances varies, showcasing moments of brilliance but also inconsistencies. The film's overall style and direction help compensate for the weak plot, providing a visually engaging experience.

In summary, "My Animal" offers a distinct amalgamation of themes and styles, delving into the struggles of coming out and navigating teenage love in a harsh, small-town environment. Despite its plot execution and horror element shortcomings, the film's direction and the chemistry between the lead actors make it worth watching, especially for those seeking LGBTQ+ representation in cinema.

I'd rate "My Animal" a fair 5 out of 10. It may not be to my taste, but for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, this film could provide an enjoyable viewing experience.

Available Now on Digital Platforms

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NEWS & TRAILER: A Preview of "When Darkness Falls"


Get ready for a spine-tingling voyage into the enigmatic with "When Darkness Falls," an adrenaline-pumping horror thriller set to send chills down your spine. Directed by the renowned Nathan Shepka, known for "Lock & Load" and "Holiday Monday," and penned by Tom Jolliffe of "Renegades" fame, this heart-pounding cinematic journey is all set to make its presence felt on digital platforms on 2nd October, courtesy of Miracle Media Limited.

The story unfurls within the breathtaking yet unforgiving Scottish Highlands, where a group of American friends embarks on an expedition. However, what commences as an adventurous escapade soon transforms into a harrowing ordeal. Jess and Andrea, the audacious focal points of this eerie narrative, find themselves ensnared in the clutches of terror when they opt to split up during their hike, culminating in Andrea's bewildering disappearance.

As Jess races against time to fathom the enigma behind her friend's vanishing act, the plot thickens and takes a grim, convoluted twist. Suspicion blankets her surroundings, and the distinction between ally and adversary blurs within the somber landscape. Equipped with determination and desperation, Jess must navigate the treacherous Highlands to rescue her lost friend. But can she conquer the shadows of uncertainty, or will both be consumed by the horrors that lurk when darkness falls?

"When Darkness Falls" pledges an exhilarating rollercoaster of fright, intrigue, and relentless suspense, knitting a fabric of dread that will keep audiences perched on the edge of their seats. With a riveting plotline and a skilled creative team steering the ship, this film beckons foray into the abyss of fear, set amidst the breathtaking panorama of the Scottish Highlands.

Mark your calendar for 2nd October 2023, when "When Darkness Falls" descends upon UK digital platforms, courtesy of Miracle Media Limited. Gird yourself to confront your deepest fears, for the darkness awaits.

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NEWS & TRAILER: A Preview of "End of Term"

Get ready for a daunting venture into the depths of artistic torment as the British horror flick "End of Term" is slated to digitally manifest on screens come 2nd October 2023. Directed by Mat Menony and featuring a stellar ensemble including Julie Graham, Peter Davidson, and David Bamber, this bone-chilling cinematic opus guarantees a masterful fusion of terror and history, perfectly timed for a spine-chilling half term Halloween escapade.

Unfolding within the eerie hallways of Ford Barrington Art School, "End of Term" narrates a tale of recurring frights. A cluster of students soon stumbles upon the awakening of Garth Stroman's spectral presence—a nightmarish visionary artist from a bygone era—hell-bent on relentless torment. As graduation day looms closer, these aspiring artists inadvertently embark on a grotesque artistic odyssey veering towards medieval torture, all in the distorted pursuit of their craft.

The suspense peaks as a teacher, portrayed by Ronald Pickup, meets a grisly fate. Amidst this whirlpool of terror, DS Stacy Harcourt, portrayed by the remarkable Julie Graham, and DI Jim Burman, embodied by the talented David Bamber, are compelled to plunge into the macabre occurrences. Can they grasp the depths of horror and unveil the enigma enshrouding the gruesome events at the End of Term?

"End of Term" transcends the typical horror narrative—it delves into the unsettling notion that true art may be conceived only through agony and torment. Against the backdrop of a prestigious art school, this film strives to peel away the layers of the human psyche, laying bare the shadowy recesses where fear resides. Crafted by a team of gifted individuals, this production is set to keep audiences perched on the edge of their seats, their senses heightened, and their intellects challenging the boundaries of creativity.

Don't overlook this horrifying yet contemplative sojourn into the shadows of artistic expression. Circle 2nd October 2023 on your calendars, for that's when "End of Term" will grace digital platforms across the UK, courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films. Prepare yourself for an eerie Halloween encounter like no other.

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Tuesday 3 October 2023

Revealed: Poster Art for Federico Zampaglione's Latest Horror Flick, "THE WELL"

Prepare for a bone-chilling cinematic experience as "THE WELL," Federico Zampaglione's new horror film, unveils its eerie poster art.

Scheduled for its world premiere at Sitges on October 6th, this gruesome supernatural horror features Lauren LaVera (known for "Terrifier 2") in the lead role of Lisa Gray, a budding art restorer. Lisa's seemingly ordinary journey to a quaint Italian village, summoned by Dutchess Malvisi (played by Claudia Gerini), takes a horrifying turn as she endeavors to restore a medieval painting. Unbeknownst to her, this seemingly routine task places her in grave danger, entangling her life with an evil curse and a monstrous entity born from ancient myth and relentless suffering.

Crafted by the creative minds of Zampaglione and Stefano Masi, the film is a harrowing exploration into the depths of malevolence. Alongside LaVera, the cast features notable names such as Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Linda Zampaglione, Jonathan Dylan King, Lorenzo Renzi, Taylor Zaudtke, Gianluigi Calvani, and Yassine Fadel, with Radice showcasing his talent in one of his final roles.

"The Well" is a production of Iperuranio Film, directed by Federico Zampaglione and written by Federico Zampaglione and Stefano Masi. Stefano Masi and Mario Pezzi take the helm as principal producers, with Andrea Arnone as Director of Photography, Carlo Diamantini in charge of Special Effects (SFX), Antonella Balsamo as Costume Designer, Federica Puglielli handling Makeup, and Blazej Wasiak as Set Designer.