Due to a strange quirk of fate I have a spare copy of the Blu-ray release of The Life and Death of a Porno Gang, which is the latest release from the excellent Synapse Films. So, I thought to myself why not give away one of the copies? That is exactly what I am doing!
August 18, 2012
Cell Count (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
It was back in 1986 when I got introduced to the twisted world of David Cronenberg, with his majestic version of The Fly. Watching this twisted tale inspired me to check out his earlier movies, and his fascination with what we now call body horror. Movies such as Videodrome, Scanners and The Brood, amongst others, were all devoured and enjoyed. This was a different style of horror movie than I was used to, but it resonated deep inside me. The reason I mention the early films of Cronenberg is quite simple; Todd E. Freeman’s Cell Count evokes the spirit of these grisly delights.
August 16, 2012
After coming to the US through IFC, the German vampire flick We Are The Night will now finally being seeing a UK release by the way of Momentum Pictures. It will be released on DVD on October 15th and will be rated 15. The film is directed by Dennis Gansel. No word yet on whether this release will feature the original German audio track (the US VOD version did not), but we can only hope. More news as I get it.
August 15, 2012
The latest movie to see release under the Bloody Disgusting Selects imprint, is the British movie Truth or Die (which I believe is known as Truth or Dare in the UK). It will be released on October 9th on DVD, Digital and VOD, and I have the new trailer to share with you.
On October 16th Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom will be hitting Blu-ray combo pack with Ultraviolet, DVD, Digital and On Demand. It will be released by Universal Home Entertainment and comes with a bevvy of special features. Read on for more details.
August 14, 2012
Hitting select UK theaters on September 7th, and the DVD on September 10th, from Vertigo Films is the Brit fright flick A Night in the Woods. Directed by Richard Parry, the film focuses on a camping trip that goes awry (don't they always?). This already has m'man Dean (Shock Horror) Boor's seal of approval, so I am eager to see it myself.
In the House of Flies (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
The impact of a movie, especially horror movies, is so often judged on the violence perpetrated on screen. The emotional impact is often overlooked; instead the amount of bloodshed, gore and severed limbs is how the film is measured. In Gabriel Carrer’s In the House of Flies he manages to make a film that is undeniably violent, yet the violence for the most part is of the psychological type. Do not be mistaken though, this film is harrowing viewing and one that intends to leave scars.
If you know me, you know that I am a big fan of the short film format. In fact, some of my favorite films of the last couple of years have been shorts. So, news of this upcoming tour is grand news. Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground have been running the Little Terrors for one year now, and are just entering their second, and have decided to take the format on tour to a few festivals. The line-up for this tour looks mighty fine too, with two of my absolute favorites, which include my number one short of 2011, are included. Oh, and viewers in some of the cities listed should keep their eyes peeled for a screening of a rarely seen short, that isn't listed!
I only caught the first couple of episodes of FearNet's Holliston, but what I saw I liked. On October 9th Image Entertainment will be releasing the entire first season to Blu-ray and DVD. The show was created by Adam Green and stars Green and Joe Lynch, as well as Dee Snider and Oderus Urungus.
August 13, 2012
The fine folk at Third Window Films are set to release the batshit crazy, but very cool, Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer on to Blu-ray on October 8th. Both will have remastered hi-def transfer, for the first time for both films. More details below.
To gear up for the UK release of Steven C. Miller's home invasion flick, The Aggression Scale, I have a new clip to share with you. The movie already has a release Stateside and will see a Blu-ray and DVD release in the UK on September 3rd. Enjoy the clip, it packs a punch!
August 12, 2012
Hybrid Vigor is a new horror film that is lensing in Latvia (which is nestled between Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Russia and the Baltic Sea) and just recently secured its full funding though the Kickstarter site, where it was a Staff Pick, and also won Indiewire's Project of the Week. I recently had a chance to put forward a few questions to the film's director, Brandon Fowler.
Skull World (2012) (Advanced Blu-ray Screener)
Review by Jude Felton
Skull World is just like planet Earth, except it is a damned sight more entertaining! It is inhabited by one Greg Sommer aka Skull Man and the man knows how to rock. The documentary, Skull World, is directed by Justin McConnell who previously released the post-apocalyptic horror flick The Collapsed, and is a completely different kettle of fish (or Lawn Gnomes if you prefer). The one thing they do share, aside from Sommer popping up in The Collapsed as an armed gunman, is the fact that both exist in a different reality. Sure, Skull World is all very real but it is a world far removed from yours and mine and I want to visit it!