Category: News

Backwoods horror ain’t dead – trailers for The Redwood Massacre & Charlie’s Farm

Posted on 07/31/14 by Ben
Charlie's Farm

By Ben Bussey That’s right kids, the backwoods/hillbilly horror subgenre is alive and… um… well, it’s alive at least, that much we can say for sure, as two new trailers just crossed our radar that look to be very much in the Texas Chainsaw/Hills Have Eyes mould. First up, we have The Redwood Massacre, a [...]

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Manuela Velasco handles a big chopper in new [REC]4 images

Posted on 07/30/14 by Ben
rec4 apocalypse

By Ben Bussey Look, we’re all thinking it, I’m just saying it. Anyway… the conclusion of the [REC] series is almost upon us, and damned if we’re not all thrilled to bits at the prospect. Many will be pleased that this film will return to the narrative established in the first two films, as opposed [...]

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I Have Decided To Be No One – Dom Portalla and Project Greenlight

Posted on 07/29/14 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea In amongst all of the cat pictures, the wildly-erroneous news stories and the wild-eyed attention-seeking, sometimes social networking comes up trumps. One of those ways is when I’m lucky enough to get to know some of the directors whose work we’ve featured here, and better still, when I get a sneak-peek at [...]

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Film4 FrightFest Announce Guest List, including Robert Englund and Alan Moore

Posted on 07/29/14 by Ben
Alan Moore

By Ben Bussey Why, it’s barely three weeks until London’s Leicester Square gets its annual takeover from Film4 FrightFest, a long weekend of wall-to-wall horror in just about every shape and size. Hand-in-hand with that comes personal appearances from all manner of horror filmmakers, and today the team have announced who festival attendees can hope [...]

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Comics News – San Diego Comic-Con Announcements

Posted on 07/29/14 by Ben

By Svetlana Fedotov Well, folks, another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, leaving in its wake exhausted fankids, sweaty, con-grimed cosplayers, and of course, project announcements up the ying-yang. Among the Guardians of the Galaxy teasers and Avengers: Age of Ultron poster releases, there were a few announcements perfectly tailored for Brutal as [...]

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The Madness is Back – Mad Max: Fury Road trailer

Posted on 07/27/14 by Ben
Mad Max Fury Road

By Ben Bussey I’m tempted to say I won’t be sold until I’ve heard Tom Hardy say “TWO DAYZA GAW, AH SAWA VEERCAL THAT’D AUL AT TANKA.” But who I am kidding, I’m totally sold. This looks ace.

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Coo-coo-ca-choo – it’s the trailer for Kevin Smith’s Tusk

Posted on 07/26/14 by Ben

By Ben Bussey San Diego Comic Con rolls on, a very great distance from where I sit (though let me tell you, Yorkshire feels even more oppressively hot than I’d imagine California to be right now), and with it come the long-awaited trailers – so, naturally enough, here’s our first look at Tusk, Kevin Smith’s [...]

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First Trailer for WWE and the Soskas’ See No Evil 2

Posted on 07/25/14 by Ben
See No Evil 2

By Nia Edwards-Behi When news broke that the Soskas would be directing See No Evil 2, I knew I’d have to watch See No Evil. It hadn’t previously really appealed to me, but I know I’ll watch anything the Soskas do, so a date with Jacob Goodnight was necessary homework ahead of their third film. [...]

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Well, that’s a new look for you Mr Leprechaun… (updated with video)

Posted on 07/25/14 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Alright – I doubt there are too many of us who hold Leprechaun particularly close to our hearts, are there? I mean, it was a fun but utterly lightweight series, first and foremost an excuse for Warwick Davies to wear silly clothes, make a plethora of bad puns whilst speaking in rhyme, and [...]

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Crawl Or Die creeping onto DVD and iTunes

Posted on 07/25/14 by Ben
Crawl or Die

By Ben Bussey It’s been just over a year since we first heard about a cool-looking low budget sci-fi horror movie called Crawl Bitch Crawl, following a badass heroine down a tight tunnel whist pursued by aliens. Now, under the more PC-sounding title of Crawl Or Die, this reportedly uber-claustrophobic movie is set to be unleashed to [...]

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Cigarette Burns & Scalarama Tour 35mm Last House on the Left

Posted on 07/24/14 by Ben
LHOTL tour poster

By Nia Edwards-Behi Be still my beating heart. Cigarette Burns Cinema has teamed up with Scotland’s Psychotronic Cinema and the excellent Scalarama to bring The Last House on the Left to the UK exactly as its meant to be seen: on original 35mm. Making six stops throughout September, this promises to be a really special [...]

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Brit Horror K-Shop set to take a bite out of chav culture

Posted on 07/24/14 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Anyone who’s ever braved a kebab in the wee small hours whilst heavily intoxicated will surely have taken a moment to ponder just what the meat they’re putting in their mouth might actually be. In this instance, it seems they would be very right to give such pause for thought, for as [...]

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Soska Sisters finally going comic book movie with Painkiller Jane

Posted on 07/23/14 by Ben
Painkiller Jane

By Ben Bussey Dammit, those wacky Soska Sisters don’t wait around, do they? We haven’t even had a glimpse of their third feature film yet, and here they are announcing their fifth? At San Diego Comic Con and to The Hollywood Reporter, no less? Dead Hooker in a Trunk feels like a long time ago. [...]

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“Something bad happened in the woods” – Honeymoon trailer

Posted on 07/22/14 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Could it be? Is there a new horror film on the way that’s actually going to do something different with the cabin in the woods? Based on this trailer for upcoming Magnet release Honeymoon, I’d say it’s a possibility. I get the feeling this is one of those trailers that just stops [...]

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Abertoir 2014 promises zombies, trains, and much depravity and corruption!

Posted on 07/21/14 by Ben
dead snow red vs dead

By Ben Bussey I’m going to come right out and say it: Abertoir Horror Festival is our favourite event of the year here at Brutal As Hell. Yes, there might be just a smidgen of nepotism there given the festival co-director is our very own Nia Edwards-Behi – plus the 80s disco event mentioned below [...]

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Help help, here come the Bears… Grizzly trailer

Posted on 07/20/14 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Here’s a trailer for a killer bear movie. Why are you still reading this? Synopsis, if you really need one beyond ‘killer bear movie:’ “The pic centers around two estranged brothers (James Marsden, Tom Jane) who reconcile on a camping trip with their girlfriends. Once in the remote wilderness, however, things go [...]

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Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe looks stark raving mad in the best way

Posted on 07/17/14 by Ben
Tokyo Tribe

By Ben Bussey I must confess, I’ve only seen a couple of Sion Sono’s films: Guilty of Romance and Cold Fish. Both films were very impressive pieces of work, but – no word of a lie – I felt depressed for days after watching them, which I guess is why I haven’t sought out any [...]

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