Category: News

Critters gnashing their way onto the small screen

Posted on 10/22/14 by Ben
Critters

By Ben Bussey *80s NOSTALGIA KLAXON*… what can I say, Critters is just one of those movies. Along with The Monster Squad and The Gate, it was among the early PG-13s that peddled horror to a younger audience with way more bite (figuratively and literally) than would likely be allowed today. It was also one […]

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Sneak Peek at Looks That Kill: Carnival of Horrors 2015 calendar

Posted on 10/22/14 by Ben
Looks That Kill Calendar 2015

By Ben Bussey With Halloween barely a week away, we face the most terrifying time of the year… Christmas shopping season. As such, it’s high time we had a look at whatever horror-themed 2015 pin-up calendars are on the market; and wouldn’t you know, we just got word of just such an item. Massachusetts production […]

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Cabin Fever gets Van Sant Psycho treatment

Posted on 10/20/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey More pancakes, anyone…? There have been murmurs of a Cabin Fever remake for some time, inspiring the inevitable cries of “no one in Hollywood has any new ideas anymore.” However, I doubt even those who believe that most fervently saw this one coming… Eli Roth’s debut film is set to be remade […]

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UK TV News – bonkers quasi-sequel The Wicker Tree coming to Horror Channel

Posted on 10/20/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Two of the most bewildering horror movies of the past decade have had a Wicker Man connection. The first, of course, was that 2006 remake with its overwhelming fear of women and bees; the second was 2011’s The Wicker Tree, Robin Hardy’s long-delayed ‘spiritual sequel’ to his 1973 classic, which it’s fair […]

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Festival News – Details of Melbourne’s Monster Fest 2014

Posted on 10/20/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Ever since us Brits/limeys/pommie bastards pretty much took over at Brutal As Hell (look, we’ve lost our empire, excuse us being a bit grabby), I realise the site’s focus has narrowed somewhat to UK-specific goings-on. Well, allow me to redress that balance by letting you know about an awesome-looking event which none […]

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When there’s no more room in Hell, Romero will crowdfund a Night of the Living Dead prequel

Posted on 10/17/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey George A Romero is crowdsourcing a prequel to Night of the Living Dead. There isn’t one thing about that sentence which doesn’t make the blood curdle, is there? Okay, so it’s not a film that Romero himself is actually directing; that duty instead falls to his son, G Cameron Romero (I’m guessing […]

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The Fetish Factory Gets An Old School Poster

Posted on 10/16/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Staci Layne Wilson’s upcoming debut feature The Fetish Factory promises to be a retro-flavoured B-movie, what with its cast of pin-up girl burlesque performers doing battle with zombies and all. It’s entirely fitting, then, that it should get a rather retro-flavoured poster – so here that poster is, the handiwork of artist […]

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A Nice’n’gory trailer for Celluloid Screams 2014

Posted on 10/16/14 by Ben
Celluloid Screams

By Ben Bussey In a week and a day, Sheffield’s annual horror fest Celluloid Screams kicks off at the Showroom cinema, and the team have just released a sweet little promo previewing a mere handful of highlights from top genre movies new and old which will be screened during the event. It’s a good-looking line-up, […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla hitting DVD in November

Posted on 10/15/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Another of our most anticipated new movies of the year, Stuart Simpson’s Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla has been popping up on the festival circuit to a positive reception – and it’s now been announced that Monster Pictures will be releasing the film to DVD in Britain, New Zealand and Simpson’s native Australia this […]

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Happy 70th Birthday, Udo Kier!

Posted on 10/14/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Once upon a time, in 1944 to be more precise, a newborn boy was nearly bombed out of existence in the first few minutes of his life – when a hospital in Cologne was hit, during WWII. Of course a child so young couldn’t remember such a thing, no matter how traumatic […]

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UK Festival News – Full Line-Up Announced for Abertoir 2014

Posted on 10/14/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey We’re now barely a month away from seeing the annual Abertoir Horror Festival take over Aberystwyth Arts Centre for the eighth consecutive year, and we at Brutal As Hell are all buzzing about it. You may be aware that we do have some fairly close ties with the event (our own Nia […]

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New York Comic Con News: Wytches Film, & Lady Death Comes Home

Posted on 10/13/14 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov With New York City Comic Con finally releasing its 150+k attendees back into the wild this previous Sunday, the titular attraction boasted hundreds of company exhibitions, thousands of cosplayers, and of course, some pretty interesting announcements. Among the mad scramble of Marvel continuity and Green Lantern’s fight with a couple gods were […]

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Soulmate Reaching the US in time for Halloween

Posted on 10/13/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Wrist guards at the ready, America: here comes that film guaranteed by the British censors to make you imitate its opening suicide attempt! It’s been almost a year since I first saw Soulmate at Abertoir 2013, and at no point in the months following that screening did I anticipate the film garnering […]

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From Parts Unknown: Fight Like A Girl announces world premiere screening

Posted on 10/12/14 by Ben
From Parts Unknown Fight Like A Girl

By Ben Bussey More than seven years after it first went into production, the microbudget Ozploitation horror/action/wrestling epic From Parts Unknown: Fight Like A Girl is finally poised to pounce on unsuspecting film audiences, as writer-director Daniel Armstrong and the Strongman Pictures team announce via Facebook that the troubled movie is set to enjoy its […]

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Shortcuts To Hell Short Film Contest Reveals Winner

Posted on 10/09/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey You may recall us telling you about the Shortcuts To Hell contest shortly before this year’s Film4 FrightFest, organised by the festival in cahoots with the Horror Channel, Movie Mogul and Wild Seed Studios, dedicated to finding the brightest new talents in short filmmaking, with the rather sweet prize of funding to […]

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ALLELUIA and THE BODY win 2014 Méliès Awards at Sitges

Posted on 10/08/14 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi We’re a bit behind with this news but the winners of this year’s Méliès awards were announced late last week, handed out by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. The EFFFF is a network of festivals, facilitating the circulation of films and information between its […]

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Damn Good News: Twin Peaks to Return in 2016

Posted on 10/06/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Well, we may well have expected this bulletin after both David Lynch and Mark Frost dropped some brick-sized hints on their respective Twitter accounts last week, but it looks as though yes, after a long hiatus, we will be returning to Twin Peaks. It’s certainly been a while: the film spin-off prequel […]

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