Review: Death Trap

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Tweet ReviewAnother movie in which a simple premise, and not a bad one I might add, can be killed (if you will forgive the pun) by a lazy film making. ‘Death Trap’ is Tobe Hooper’s follow up to his influential ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Heralded by publicity as the movie we all wanted him to make, probably in response to the lack of actual gore in TCM, ‘Death Trap’ was billed to contain more of everything we didn’t see before! Sadly, whilst in some aspects this is true, the end result is a movie which falls below standards in all other […]

Trouser Snake Slithers Online

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Grimbridge Productions is proud to release Trouser Snake – a 5-minute horror-comedy short film – for free streaming on YouTube. A night of necking at Lovers’ Lane gets the shaft when a monster rears its ugly head in this comedic send-up to 1950s creature features. Trouser Snake is directed by Alex DiVincenzo, whose previous effort, The Horrors of AutoCorrect, is distributed by Eli Roth’s Crypt TV. DiVincenzo co-wrote the script with composer James Cilano. Alexander Gauthier, Jamie Lyn Bagley, Michael Thurber, William DeCoff, Monica Saviolakis, and Morgan Walsh star. Special effects artist Jordan Pacheco created and puppeteered the Trouser Snake. […]

Assault on Precinct 13 40th Aniversary Blu-ray

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Following its release on DVD and limited-edition Blu-ray in November 2016, Assault On Precinct 13 will be getting a standard Blu-ray release in a black case on 9 January 2017. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the cult classic that helped catapult director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), into the mainstream Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored high definition version from a 1080p transfer. The Blu-ray is packed full of brand new special features including the early John Carpenter student short Captain Voyeur and the documentary Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer. It […]

Masters of Cinema: Creepy (2016) directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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Eureka Entertainment have announced the theatrical release of CREEPY, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breath-taking psychological thriller, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and Digital HD from 25 November 2016. Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet, but soon begins to suspect that his neighbour is a psychopath who comes into people’s households and takes over their lives. Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, who won Best Director in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 for his elegiac drama Journey to […]

Eureka Entertainment To Release FRIGHT NIGHT on Steelbook and Dual Format

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Eureka Entertainment to release Tom Holland’s directorial debut FRIGHT NIGHT, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 26th December 2017, and a Special Dual-Format Edition on 10 April 2017. He’s sweet, sexy, and he likes to get in late. You might think he’s the perfect neighbour. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there’s something you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular! It’s Fright Night, a horrific howl starring Chris […]

Review: Scars

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Tweet ReviewScars is easily one of the more ‘extreme’ horror films on the Left Film label, and if violence in the worst taste spearheaded by two feme fatales tickles your fancy then I say with conviction that you should definitely pick this film up. This title is very reminiscent of a another more famous female psycho movie entitled ‘Baise Moi’ and to some extent, whilst the sexual content of the film is far less – save a couple of well covered up bath time cleansing routines, it has the same modern, more urban feel to it than say more classic […]

PARASITES Sparks a Fight for Survival on Digital HD January 24th

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Chad Ferrin’s Parasites Debuts on VOD from 108 Media Indie Nightmare Follows a Murderous Band Through DTLA Rent or Own the Festival Hit on Digital HD January 24th “Perfectly captures the vibe of early John Carpenter and George Romero” –Fangoria “Intense from the first shot to its harrowing curtain call” –Bloody Disgusting Los Angeles, CA – Chad Ferrin’s harrowing festival favorite Parasites will be available to rent or own in the US and Canada starting January 24th on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu and Xbox from 108 Media. Veteran genre director Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking at the Door, Horse) presents […]

Review: The Forest

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Tweet ReviewThe forest’s oriental cultural influences, locations and mythology are somewhat squandered in this US jumps-scare rich horror staring Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones fame. The plot of the film follows the disappearance of Sara’s (Dormer) twin in Japan’s famous Aokigahara Forest ‘suicide’ forest. Legend has it that the forest, nestled at the bottom of the iconic Mount Fuji, was once the site of much death and woe as the old, invalid and disabled were brought here to die in times of famine and other hardships. Fast forward to modern times, it has become a fashionable site for those […]

Review: Dark Water

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Tweet ReviewIt’s goes without saying the horror director Hideo Nakata had already set himself up on a lofty pedestal with his 1998 release of the now infamous ‘Ringu’, so much, that when the film ‘Honogurai mizu no soko kara’  (Dark Water to our tongues) was even announced there was so much hype surrounding it I’m not sure it was ever going to live up to it; indeed I would like to see any horror stand toe to toe with Ringu and come out on top in terms of originality and downright terror.  So, rather than confront his self-created monster of […]

Review: 52 Pick-Up

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Tweet Review52 Pick-Up sits on the border of what we tend to get involved in at BTG, however being a stand up thriller it’s certainly worth a review. First of all I have to mention the high quality of the Blu-ray transfer, the picture is crisp and is more apparent when there are scenes shot with poor lighting a superb job overall. Harry Mitchell, a wealthy steel company owner (Roy Scheider) is living the life of luxury in L.A, big house, a successful attractive wife and a Jaguar XK-E sat on the drive!  His life is put on hold when […]