As you can see, the artwork has been revealed for Shameless Screen Entertainment's release of Pupi Avati's The House with Laughing Windows. The Shameless Fan Edition DVD is released on November 19th and I have listed the extras below.
October 20, 2012
XLrator Media have announced the launch of Screamfest and Macabre labels, which will specialize in horror and genre movies. The first four films set for release on these labels will be Outpost: Black Sun, Thale, The Thompsons and Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes. More info below.
October 19, 2012
Cradle of Filth's barnstorming new album, The Manticore and Other Horrors, hits stores on Oct 29th and 30th, in Europe and the US respectively, from Nuclear Blast and the first video from the album, which I had the chance to chat with guitarist Paul Allender about, has just premiered over at GuitarWorld.com a couple of hours ago. You can check out that article here. You can also check the video out below, and read what Paul and I chatted about here.
Review by Jude Felton
As is often the case, Rob Zombie’s version of Halloween had as many detractors as it did fans. Personally I enjoyed it, although I didn’t care for the sequel, and I do believe that Scout Taylor-Compton put in a decent performance as Laurie Strode. She didn’t try and copy the performance that was made so famous by Jamie Lee Curtis, which would have been pointless, instead put a different perspective on the role. This brings me around to 247°F, which is the first film that I have seen her star in since Halloween 2, so I will admit to being fairly hopefully. The fact that her Halloween co-star, Tyler Mane, also starred was cool to see as well.
October 18, 2012
Well Go USA are proving themselves to be right at the forefront in bringing quality Asian cinema to the US, and their latest release is just around the corner. Doomsday Book, from directors Kim Ji-Woon and Yim Pil-Sung, will be released on Blu-ray, Digital and DVD on December 11th.
As you may or may not know, the name Lair of Filth originates from my love of the band Cradle of Filth. Who would have guessed, right? Well, there you have it, the truth is out haha! On October 29th (in Europe) and October 30th (In North America), Cradle of Filth will be releasing their latest album, The Manticore and Other Horrors, and it's bloody good. With this release in mind I had the pleasure of speaking to guitarist Paul Allender about the new album, touring and videos among other things!
I like a healthy dose of batshit crazy in the morning, and after watching the trailer for the upcoming sequel, ThanksKilling 3, I definitely got my fill! The film hits select theaters on November 1st, and then On Demand and iTunes November 13th. You can check out the mental Turkie, gobble gobble motherfucking trailer below! Expect a review from me in the near future.
Last Halloween Sideshow Pictures released the cool short film Night of the Pumpkin, and this year they are back with a new short entitled The House that Cried Blood. Written and directed by Frank Sabatella, The House that Cried Blood will be available to watch on Sideshow Pictures' Youtube Channel during the last week of October.
October 17, 2012
Get ready to be scared! On December 11th Synapse Films will be releasing the 2 disc DVD set of the complete TV series of Chiller. The show originally aired in the UK, and this is the first time it will be available in the US. The set will run to 265 mins. On a completely irrelevant note, one of the stars of Chiller, Nigel Havers, was at the same school as my dad!
Expect fireworks on November 5th, as eOne release the William Friedkin directed Killer Joe to Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. The neo=noir thriller stars Matthew MCConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Gina Gerschon.
Coming to DVD on November 13th, from Strand Releasing, is the English romantic crime thriller Comes a Bright Day. The film stars Craig Roberts, Imogen Poots, Kevin McKidd and Timothy Spall and focuses on the armed robbery of an exclusive London jewellers. Check out the trailer below.
Without a doubt one of the funniest shows ever, and a personal favorite of mine, Men Behaving Badly is getting a 20th Anniversary Collection on DVD in the UK on October 29th. The collection will span 8 discs, and I can assure you that it is funny as hell! Don't believe me? Well after the break I have a shiny new and exclusive clip to share with you! Hell, I could sit and watch through all of this collection in one sitting (if I could ever get the TV to myself!!).
October 16, 2012
Making its debut at November's Days of the Dead convention in Chicago next month is JABB Pictures The Collective Volume 5. This time out the 10 filmmakers, who all contribute 1 film of 10 minutes duration all based on the same theme, will be delving into the rotting world of the zombie. Having been impressed with Vol's 1-4 I am looking forward to seeing what twisted movies will be contained within. Read on for the full list of filmmakers.
October 15, 2012
If you haven't read any of author James Newman's work, you really should. His novel Midnight Rain is a favorite of mine, and his collection of short stories, entitled People are Strange, is just a twisted delight. Now, one of the stories from People are Strange, Holy Rollers, is set to become a short film from producer/director Kevin Woods. Read on for the complete lowdown, and how you can help fund the project.
October 14, 2012
Review by Jude Felton
The weight of expectation can fall so heavily on the shoulders of a film, that regardless of the finished product, it can almost crush the film. Over 30 years since Ridley Scott directed the groundbreaking Alien, he returns to the same world to tell a story of events that happened before Alien. Is it an Alien film, no not really, but it is very much a part of bigger story and I would definitely call it a prequel. I don’t care what anyone else says about that.
We Are The Night (2011)
Review by Jude Felton
Last year I watched the German vampire movie, We Are The Night (Wir Sind Die Nacht), and have to say that for the most part I did enjoy it. I was less than thrilled that it debuted on VOD with an English dubbed audio track, as IFC make a habit of doing, but the chance to revisit the movie for its English release was a welcome one.
Truth or Die (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
The original title for this film was Truth or Dare. It’s simple, to the point and you get a pretty good idea of what the film is about. Changing it to Truth or Die, for its US release, keeps it simple and straight to the point, but is horribly cheesy and I don’t like it. Now, I am sure there are reasons behind this, such as other films with the same name, but if The Road could co-exist nicely alongside The Road, I am sure there was enough room for more than one Truth or Dare’s. I guess that is all irrelevant though, and it’s what’s inside that counts?