October 5, 2012

Filthy Short Film Focus - Joshua and Juggling

Dark and disturbing work is afoot, across the Pond in London. The seemingly innocent are being transformed into things that are far more disturbing, and it's all thanks to filmmaker Tim Porter.

October 4, 2012

Breaking Glass are ready for a 'Dust Up'!

It's going down! On November 13th to be precise, when Breaking Glass Pictures release Ward Roberts' Dust Up on DVD. The film stars Amber Benson, Ezra Buzzington and Jeremiah Birkett and looks bloody mental!

New clip from 'Apartment 143'

If you know me, you'll know that I am a fan of the so-called found footage sub-genre. Last night I watched Apartment 143, which hits the UK on October 15th, and enjoyed the hell out of it. The blurb on the cover, from El Deano, describes it as Paranormal Activity meets The Ring. Well, you can throw in a dash of Poltergeist too, and that would be a pretty good description. After the break I have a spooky new clip from the film to share with you! Oh yeah, watch this movie with the volume way up!

Q&A with Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is without doubt one of the true modern day Scream Queens'. From Halloween 4 & 5, through to Michael Biehn's The Victim, with many more inbetween, she has been a mainstay in the horror genre. Recently I put forth a few questions to Danielle, which she kindly answered, and you can read what she had to say below!

October 3, 2012

Filthy Giveaway - 'Dark Shadows' Blu - Closed

Warner Bros. released the Tim Burton flick Dark Shadows this week on Blu ray and DVD, and thanks to Warner Bros. I have one copy to give away to one lucky reader!

Get interactive with 'The Raven' map

The Raven, starring John Cusack, hits Blu and DVD on October 9th from 20th Century Fox. To coincide with this there is now an interactive map of Baltimore (which features heavily in the film) for you to explore.

October 2, 2012

Filthy Giveaway - 'Sinister' signed poster and bag - Closed

The producer of “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity” delivers a chilling horror like no other with a movie that is being hotly tipped as the most effective edge-of-your-seat cinematic experience of the year.
Sinister (Momentum Pictures) is out at UK cinemas on Friday 5th October.
Yes indeed, Sinister will be hitting theaters later this week and, to coincide with this I have one bag and two signed posters to giveaway!

Prepare yourself for 'The Day'

Coming from Anchor Bay and WWE Studios, on Blu-ray and DVD, on November 27th is the horror film, The Day. The film stars Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell and Shannyn Sossamon and is a post-apocalyptic tale about a band of survivors in a war ravaged world. More details below.

AJ Bowen and Barbara Crampton sign up for Emily Hagin's 'Grow up, Tony Philips'

Some cool news here, and that is the news that AJ Bowen and Barbara Crampton have both signed up for My Sucky Teen Romance director Emily Hagin's next movie. They will both star in the young helmer's upcoming comedy Grow Up, Tony Philips. The film is set to start production later this year in Central Texas, and follows a Halloween-loving teenager who doesn't think childhood passions should have an expiration date. You can check out the full article over at Variety.

October 1, 2012

'Lawless' coming to Blu-ray and DVD

November 27th will see the release to Blu-ray and DVD of Lawless, from Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company. The film, which stars Shia Lebeouf, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant and is about good old-fashioned bootlegging. More details after the break.

'Prometheus' Blu-ray trailer promises that questions will be answered

With the Blu-ray and DVD release of Prometheus just around the corner (October 9th), from 20th Century Fox, I thought I would share the new trailer for the Blu-ray release. For full details on the release itself, you can check out my previous post here, and check out the trailer after the break.

Filthy Review - 'My Sucky Teen Romance'

[This review was originally posted in August 2011, and it has since received a Blu-ray and DVD release, so now is as good of a time as ever to repost it!]

September 30, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Excision'

Excision (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Look around message boards and any of the social networks and you will quite often see one recurring theme, when it comes to horror films; that there is no good or original movies been made any more. Well, step right up and get your laughing gear around Excision. This is a delightfully sick, twisted, touching and quite often hilarious movie. In fact, to call it straight ahead horror is a little misleading, as there is a coming of age tale in here, a very black comedy, a high school drama and guts and gore. Lots of claret in here my friends, of that you can be sure. This is dark cinema at its finest, and deserves your attention as soon as possible.

Filthy Review - 'Blood Soaked'

Blood Soaked (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

A couple of years back I reviewed director Peter Grendle’s short movie, This Side of Nightmare, and was quite impressed. It was a short, sharp and brutal 11 minutes that followed a young couple travelling home on spring break, who fall foul of a couple of hate-filled religious fanatics. Now he is back with Blood Soaked, which in actual fact is the feature length version of that tale, with a few twists and turns along the way.

Filthy Review - 'The Hole'

The Hole (2009)

Review by Jude Felton

The band Anthrax once sang that it’s “a long time, a long time comin’”, a line that could have very easily been written about Joe Dante’s family-friendly horror flick The Hole. The film was completed back in 2009 and is just seeing a release to Blu-ray and DVD in the States towards the latter end of 2012. There are reasons behind this, and Dante elaborates on these in a recent interview on Fangoria.com; the long and short of it being that not enough theaters at the time had the 3D capabilities to play the film, resulting in it getting shelved. Of course, there is more to it than that, although it still remains a long wait for a film from the director of such gems as Gremlins, Inner Space and The Howling.

Filthy Review - 'Bereavement'

Bereavement (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

In 2005, April to be precise, Stevan Mena’s debut movie was released onto DVD. Being as though at that time I lived in the UK I had to import myself a copy from the good old US of A. It was money well spent, with the movie being an excellent blend of slasher and crime thriller all washed over with a gritty old school horror movie feel to it.