Category: News

Found Footage Goes To The Pyramids in Day of the Mummy

Posted on 09/17/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey So, are mummy movies back now? Seems like only a couple of weeks ago – indeed, it was – that I was pondering how rarely the mummy rears its ugly bandaged head, by comparison with its fellow classic monsters. But now, on top of upcoming big screen horror The Pyramid (which, I [...]

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Don’t Tell Charlie Sheen… American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts & Gore Trailer

Posted on 09/17/14 by Ben
American Guinea Pig

By Ben Bussey It’s the stuff of horror legend, told by film geeks sitting around campfires. Along comes a gore movie so hideous, so graphic and so realistic that a Hollywood A-lister reports it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that it’s a bona fide snuff movie. Even if we haven’t seen Flowers of [...]

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I Saw The Devil to Get Remade…or is it Rebooted…or is it ‘Ported’ now?

Posted on 09/16/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea News which broke yesterday of the imminent re-something of 2010′s I Saw The Devil seemed to be met with the sort of confidence and admiration which has become so rare a thing in genre audiences. More typically, when fans get told that a ground-breaking and successful Far Eastern film will join the [...]

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More Goose-stepping Gore in Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Trailer

Posted on 09/16/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey As an admirer of the original Dead Snow and one of the few who’s happy to admit loving Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, I’ve long been looking forward to seeing Tommy Wirkola’s next. Judging by the trailer which just came online, Dead Snow 2 looks likely to be every bit as entertaining, [...]

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Mayhem Fest Reveals Line-Up

Posted on 09/15/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea There’s been a minor explosion of genre film festivals in the UK in recent years, but one of the best-established of these is Nottingham’s Mayhem festival, which is about to hold its tenth annual fest – and which has just revealed its line-up for this year’s event. Mayhem X will be taking [...]

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See No Evil 2 – UK DVD & VOD Release Confirmed for October

Posted on 09/15/14 by Ben
See No Evil 2

By Ben Bussey If there’s one thing that has baffled me above all else in the horror scene this year, it’s why See No Evil 2 almost seems to have been brushed under the carpet. Okay, so demand for a follow-up to the 2006 WWE slasher wasn’t exactly overwhelming, but it was enough for them [...]

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NSFW Trailer of the Day: The Hornet’s Sting & the Hell it’s Caused

Posted on 09/15/14 by Ben
The Hornet's Sting and the Hell it's Caused

By Ben Bussey Indie horror filmmaker Dustin Mills doesn’t wait around. After less than five years in the business, he already has ten directorial credits to his name, eight of which were made in the last eighteen months. Unsurprisingly the resulting films are certainly not the most polished you’ve ever seen, but any lack of [...]

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Wyrmwood Teaser Trailer Blows a Bunch of Zombie Heads Off

Posted on 09/12/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Something for the weekend, sir/madam? Why certainly. How about a bunch of heavily armoured dudes tooling up and extravagantly doing battle with a swarm of zombies? Sounds a bit passe, you say? Well, I wouldn’t speak too soon if I were you… Those fine folks at Twitch just posted this teaser clip from [...]

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Microbudget Gorefest Trailer Double-bill: Sleepwalkers & All Hell Breaks Loose

Posted on 09/11/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey You know what can be fun about my job? Logging into your e-mail first thing in the morning and finding a bunch of press releases and trailers for crazy-looking films you haven’t heard of before. No, it doesn’t happen every day, and very often the press releases and trailers alike look like [...]

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Asami’s Prison Girl busting out on DVD

Posted on 09/10/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Okay, I suppose Brutal As Hell doesn’t have the strongest history of covering Japanese pink movies. However, we are die-hard supporters of madcap J-sploitation, and surely the undisputed queen of that genre is Asami. Nowadays, she’s as ubiquitous a presence in these deranged lo-fi epics as the gore FX of Yoshihiro Nishimura. [...]

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Strange World of Superheroes: Spiderman and Catwoman News

Posted on 09/09/14 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov Spiderman has always screamed horror, hasn’t it? A goofy loner, bullied by his peers and unlucky with women, get bitten by a radioactive spider and suddenly gets infused with the powers of the arachnid? That could’ve easily turned really freaking creepy if Peter Parker didn’t have a “great sense of responsibility,” whatever [...]

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Pimp Shuei: London’s new Chop-Socky bar now open

Posted on 09/05/14 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Not your usual story for Brutal as Hell, maybe, but this is too good not to shout about. Whether you’re a London native or you just find yourself in the city soon, then you must get yourself to Farringdon, (if you spot Elm Street, you’re close – not even joking) and into [...]

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More Roller Derby horror rolling your way in Hellskate

Posted on 09/05/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey So, all you regular Brutal As Hell readers (you exist, I’m sure of it) will probably by now be well aware of Murderdrome, the world’s first roller derby horror movie and one of my personal favourites of 2014. Well, given how happily we’ve been plugging the first film of its kind, we’d [...]

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Full Line-Up Revealed for Celluloid Screams 2014

Posted on 09/05/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Festival passes have just gone on sale for Celluloid Screams 2014, taking over Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema from 24th-26th October – and to get folks diving into their wallets right away, the team have revealed the full line-up of feature films set to screen at the event (minus one mystery title). We already [...]

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Grimm Up North reveal full Grimmfest 2014 line-up

Posted on 09/03/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Yes, the autumn is here, the kids are back at school, and this can only mean one thing: the UK horror festival circuit is about to kick into action. We’ve already had some hints of what to expect from this year’s Grimmfest, not to mention Mayhem, Abertoir and Celluloid Screams – now, the Grimm Up [...]

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The mold knows you need to watch this Motivational Growth trailer

Posted on 09/02/14 by Ben
Motivational Growth

By Ben Bussey One of the real stand-out films on the horror festival scene last year was this one, the debut feature of writer-director Don Thacker. Oddball doesn’t begin to cover it: Motivational Growth is on the one hand a theatrical exercise in intimacy and minimalism, and on the other the most bizarro body horror [...]

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ABCs of Death 2 trailer promises plentiful gruesome death & weirdness, believe it or not

Posted on 09/02/14 by Ben
ABCs of Death 2

By Ben Bussey Anyone here in search of conventional coherent narrative structure, good taste and restraint? Didn’t think so. The ABCs of Death 2 is almost upon us, and from the looks of things it’s set to be as disjointed, bizarre and ridiculously violent (or should that be violently ridiculous?) as its 2012 predecessor, this [...]

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