Category: News

Mummy came in my house – The Pyramid trailer

Posted on 08/27/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey When was the last time we had a great mummy movie? (“What about 2008′s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor?” answered absolutely no-one.) Despite being one of the early staples of the horror genre in the good ol’ days of Universal, shuffling bandage-clad ghouls and all their Egytological trappings seem to [...]

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Sasquatch Horror is a Thing Now: Eduardo ‘Blair Witch’ Sánchez takes us back to the woods…

Posted on 08/26/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea So, Twitch broke the news earlier today that the first trailer for Exists, the upcoming horror by Blair Witch/Lovely Molly director Eduardo Sánchez, has gone live – and although like Blair Witch, it’s found footage of a ‘don’t go into the woods’ variety, this time the derivation of the horror’s rather different [...]

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First trailer for Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: the Awakening

Posted on 08/26/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey What a strange mix of emotions this brings. On the one hand: hooray, another Franck Khalfoun movie! On the other: ugh, another Amityville? And not just any Amityville, but one from Blumhouse, who haven’t exactly been short of haunted house franchises of their own what with all those Paranormal Activity and Insidious [...]

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Yep, sex still sells – See No Evil 2 clip

Posted on 08/25/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey I doubt anyone who saw American Mary thought it would be the last time that Katharine Isabelle would appear in front of the camera for Jen and Sylvia Soska. That said, I also doubt that anyone anticipated the Soskas luring her back so she could straddle the alleged corpse of a slasher [...]

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Celluloid Screams reveal Brian Yuzna as 2014 Guest of Honour

Posted on 08/22/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Sheffield is looking like a very good place to be this October, as the city’s annual horror festival Celluloid Screams have just revealed they will be bringing none other than esteemed producer/director Brian Yuzna to this year’s event – where he will introduce screenings of three of his best-loved movies. Read on [...]

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Hell on Earth in The Demon’s Rook trailer

Posted on 08/21/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey This is one of those “damn, why weren’t we more aware of this one before now?” moments. This trailer for The Demon’s Rook has been online over a week, the film itself has already garnered some good festival reviews (we somehow even missed that it played at last year’s FrightFest), and on [...]

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The Mantis Rises…Argento’s Dracula Gets UK Release

Posted on 08/21/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Well, here’s some news for those of you who like to splice your horror movies with Animal Planet: it seems that Dario Argento’s erstwhile take on Dracula will soon be available for your viewing pleasure in the UK. The folks at Spirit Entertainment have earmarked 29th September 2014 for a release date: [...]

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Watch the first five minutes of new giallo Sonno Profondo

Posted on 08/19/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Since Tarantino and Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, plenty of new movies have come along trying to get that ‘lost film from the 70s/80s’ vibe. Few have quite managed to get it right – but from the looks of things the upcoming Sonno Profondo might just have hit the nail directly on the head, most [...]

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FrightFest/Horror Channel filmmaking contest Shortcuts To Hell 2 announces finalists

Posted on 08/19/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey We’re mere days away from this year’s Film4 FrightFest taking over the Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square, and as excited as all festival pass holders will no doubt be, it’s likely to be an especially nerve-shredding experience for the makers of the three short films that have been picked for this [...]

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Behold – the uncut opening scene of Soulmate

Posted on 08/19/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Hopefully, readers may recall our recent shock and dismay at the BBFC’s decision to cut the opening sequence of writer-director Axelle Carolyn’s debut feature Soulmate. Not only did this strike us (and pretty much everyone else who’s seen the film) as ludicrously heavy-handed and unnecessary, it also means – as our own [...]

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RIP Madeleine Collinson

Posted on 08/17/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It pains me to inform that another iconic scream queen has left us. Madeleine Collinson, Malta-born twin sister of her Twins of Evil co-star Mary, has reportedly died aged 62. The announcement comes via Our Disappearing Planet, an eco-charity site of which the Collinson twins were supporters, with the simple message “we [...]

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Mayhem expands programme for 10-day 10th anniversary celebrations

Posted on 08/16/14 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Those lovely folk up in Nottingham at the Mayhem Film Festival are turning 10 this year and gosh golly have they got a whopping celebration in store. This year Mayhem are presenting ten (10!!!) days of activities, including two new programmes dedicated to horror and cult cinema. Take note: Saturday 25th October [...]

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Cigarette Burns presents Pete Walker season at the Barbican

Posted on 08/16/14 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Londoners, and those of you inclined to travel: Cigarette Burns, brainchild of Josh Saco, unraveller of reels of oft-forgotten but much-adored cult oddities on silver screens across London, has got one hell of a treat lined up for you this coming November. The Barbican Centre has invited Cigarette Burns to programme a [...]

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Sinister 2 Takes Shape

Posted on 08/13/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Whatever your thoughts on 2012′s supernatural horror Sinister, it’s likely that you at least have an opinion. For my part, my enjoyment of the film overall was tempered by its many generic qualities (it seems that all ghosts everywhere now spend time applying bargain bin goth cosmetics before they’ll deign to be [...]

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“Somebody order a Chinese?” Evil Feed Trailer is Finger-Lickin’ Good Fun

Posted on 08/07/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Been a while since we’ve had a decent action/horror crossover, don’t you think? Been even longer since we’ve had a martial arts cannibal flick, I suspect… indeed, I’m drawing a blank when I try to think of any such films, but I’ve no doubt they exist. Anyhoo, that’s what’s on the menu [...]

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Malleus Maleficarum Meets Mascara and Popcorn

Posted on 08/06/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Canadian filmmaker Torin Langen has some past form when it comes to horror shorts which deal with, or even just allude to, the occult. Last year’s Halloween-themed Fondue put a grisly twist on the trick or treat tradition, and in some ways, his most recent film Malleus Maleficarum follows on from it. [...]

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Goblin to live-score Suspiria at Grimmfest 2014

Posted on 08/06/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Hey, you there, British horror fan! Heard about Goblin perfoming in London this month in cahoots with FrightFest? Gutted you couldn’t make it? Well fear not, as there’s another enticing opportunity coming your way: Goblin will be performing the score of Suspiria (y’know, one of the best horror movie soundtracks ever), live [...]

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