August 4, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Scalene'

Scalene (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

Director Zack Parker’s previous movie, the brooding Quench, was in my opinion a good solid independent movie. It didn’t attack the viewer with all guns-a-blazing; instead it took a slow and methodical approach to delivering its horror. Fast forward to the present day, and we now get to see Parker’s follow-up feature; the quite mesmerizing Scalene.

August 3, 2012

'Dredd 3D' final poster revealed

The final poster for Dredd 3D has just been revealed, and informs us that "Judgement is coming". Who am I to disagree? The film, which stars Karl Urban as the legendary lawman, opens on September 21st.

August 2, 2012

Zombie Flesh Eaters among four new releases from Arrow

As you can probably tell from the glorious picture above, Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka Zombi 2) is one of four new releases coming from Arrow later this year. From our exclusive feed with Cult Labs I can tell you that Zombie Flesh Eaters will be available in a lovely Steelbook edition (full details below) and the three other titles are Super Bitch (aka Blue Movie Blackmail), The Night Child (aka The Cursed Medallion) and Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out). Start saving your money!

Stevan Mena's Bereavement to hit the UK

One of my favorite movies of 2011 is finally getting a UK DVD release courtesy of High Flier Films. Set for release on October 1st, the film is the brutal prequel to Mena's 2004 flick, Malevolence.

August 1, 2012

UK Quad for 'Sinister' debuts

Good morning folks! Some more news from back across the Pond for you. The upcoming chiller Sinister, which hits UK theaters from Momentum Pictures on October 5th, has a new and rather cool looking poster unveiled. Sinister is from the producer of Insidious and Paranormal Activity and the writer/director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

July 31, 2012

'[REC]3' New U.S. Red Band Trailer - Updated release date

[Updated post with new U.S. VOD release date]

Magnet will be releasing the eager awaited [REC]3 in the U.S. on August 2nd on VOD, with a theatrical release to follow on September 7th. Now, to further whet your appetite, there is a Red Band trailer for you to check out.

Anchor Bay to release 'Excision'

On October 30th Anchor Bay will be releasing to Blu-ray/DVD the rather good looking flick Excision. It certainly looks like it will be a film to give modern horror a good kick in the ass, but you can judge for yourself by checking out the trailer below. Also included are the full details of this release.

'Basket Case' trilogy Blu-ray/DVD update

Further to my post here, there have been a few new extras announced for this wonderful looking release of the Basket Case Trilogy from Second Sight Films. The release hits the street in the UK on Steelbook Blu-ray (Region free) and DVD.

'Strippers vs. Werewolves' coming to the U.S.

It's was only last week that I asked producer Jonathan Sothcott (read the interview here) when some of his movies were going to see the light of day in the States, and now lo and behold I get news that Strippers vs. Werewolves is coming very soon. Well Go USA will be releasing the English flick, which stars Robert Englund, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on September 25th.

July 30, 2012

'Silent Hill: Revelation 3D' - New trailer

I've been a big fan of the Silent Hill videogames ever since the first game hit the PSOne way back in the day. So, of course I was happy when it was announced that they would be making a movie based on it. Christophe Gans movie, which was released in 2006, got a mixed response, but I liked it. It kept the atmosphere of the games, and was far more faithful than the Resident Evil movies. Now, on October 26th, Open Road will be releasing Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, and you can check it out below. This film looks to me to be based, however closely, on Silent Hill 3 with Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) as the lead character, with Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger and Radha Mitchell all returning. You can check out the new trailer below.

'The Pact' set to scare the UK

On October 1st UK fright fans will be able to pick the The Pact, as eOne will be releasing the movie to Blu-ray and DVD. The film stars Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien and is directed by Nicolas McCarthy.

July 29, 2012

Filthy Review - 'The Bunny Game'

The Bunny Game (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

Some reviews are easy to write, whereas others for whatever reason tend to be a little harder. In the case of The Bunny Game it’s a tricky one. The main reason being is that the film originally saw the light of day, through screeners and festivals, a couple of years ago. So, in the time since there have been reviews here and there, and most noticeably comments made to the content of the film. It appears that films that have supposedly controversial content are the first to be spoiled, so to speak.

Filthy Review - 'Dead Season'

Dead Season (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

It’s not often that a horror movie comes along that I am completely unaware of. It’s even rarer for one that I have not heard of, turning up in the mail. This, however, was the case with Dead Season, complete with glossy but generic cover artwork, to surprise me one morning. Now, it is easy to say that there is an overkill of zombie, or undead, movies, especially since the Dawn of the Dead remake and more recently the success of The Walking Dead television show. I’d prefer to say that there is an overabundance of shitty zombie movie. Personally, I don’t care how many movies of a particular sub-genre get made; just give me the quality to justify it being worth my time.

Filthy Review - 'Detention'

Detention (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

The accompanying blurb on the press release for director Joseph Kahn’s Detention, describes the movie as a comedy-horror hybrid. Well, that’s kind of like calling the Pacific Ocean a puddle; it doesn’t do it justice at all. I will admit to thinking that I was getting a fairly straightforward horror/comedy, but boy was I wrong. Detention is a mish-mash of many different genres, and sub-genres, and you could play a cracking drinking game by spotting the in-movie references and nods.

Filthy Review - 'Rites of Spring'

Rites of Spring (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

The art of the movie poster, or accompanying Blu-ray/DVD artwork, is becoming something of a lost art. A lot of this has to do with the fact that most artwork is now not art at all. There are exceptions of course, some filmmakers and companies still do put a little effort into this area of the movie, and quite often the results can be stunning. Director, Padraig Reynolds’ movie Rites of Spring is one such film that I was drawn to purely by its striking artwork. It has that wonderful dirty 70’s feel to it; the sense of foreboding is there for all to see.