October 27, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Sleep Tight'

Sleep Tight (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

If director Jaume Balaguero is to be believed, you will probably won’t to avoid taking up residency in a Spanish apartment building. One half of the team that closed off an entire building, due to it problem with zombie-like creatures, in the first two [REC] movies, Balaguero is back in an apartment building and this time he will be happy with nothing less than terrifying you in Sleep Tight.

The twisted love story 'Jack and Diane' coming to theaters

Not often I will post about a love story here at the Lair, but that's what the new movie Jack and Diane is. Granted, it's one with a difference (check out the article in Fangoria #318). The film, which is directed by Bradley Rust Gray, is currently available on VOD and iTunes, and will be hitting theaters on November 2nd from Magnolia Pictures.

Strand Releasing's next DVD release is 'Unforgivable'

Just announced is the latest release from Strand Releasing, and it is for Andre Techine's Unforgivable. The DVD will be released on December 4th and you can check out the trailer below, and the full synopsis.

Donnie Yen kicks ass (again) in 'Dragon'

Donnie Yen kicks ass, and as such it is a requirement that you watch his movies. His latest, Dragon, is currently available on VOD and iTunes, with a theatrical release on November 30th. Check out the trailer and synopsis below!

'Rise of the Zombies' trailer and stills. Debuting on SyFy this weekend

Just in are some new stills, as well as the trailer, from Rise of the Zombies, which stars Danny Trejo, Mariel Hemmingway and Ethan Suplee, and debuts on SyFy tonight (Oct 27th) at 9/8pm Central. One thing is for sure; it looks damned bloody!

Gravitas Ventures are bringing the Horror home!

Expect to be able to see a ton of new horror flicks on VOD, and through outlets such as iTunes and Playstation, because Gravitas Ventures have acquired plenty to be keeping you busy over October and November. Included is the sequel to the sequel that doesn't exist, ThanksKilling 3, of which I shall be reviewing very soon. Full details below!

October 26, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines'

Wrong Turn 5 (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

A couple of years ago I would not have thought that there would have been a Wrong Turn 4, let alone a 5th movie, in this franchise. However, it seems that the Wrong Turn movies have more legs than a hillbilly’s chest freezer. It’s been a franchise with highs and lows, I didn’t bother with Part 3 due to some scathing comments from friends, but on the whole this is a series of films that I have really enjoyed. They are simple, gory and cheesy fun, and for me hark back to the simpler times of the early 80s when slasher flicks didn’t need too much in terms of plot; they just got in, did their damage and left you bleeding.

'Django Prepare a Coffin' and 'Black Sunday' among new Arrow titles for 2013

Now this is the sort of news that puts a smile on my face, first thing in the morning! Just announced, from our exclusive feed with Cult Labs, is the full line-up of new releases from Arrow for the first quarter of 2013. Damn, there's quite a few here that I will need to get my grubby fingers on!

Elvira set to scare up Halloween in comic book format

Everyone's favorite Scream Queen, Elvira, is set to enter the comic book world in 2013, with a series of comics featuring Elvira herself and Halloween. Sounds like something that should be well worth checking out! More details below.

October 25, 2012

Filthy Music Review - 'Cradle of Filth: The Manticore and other Horrors'

Cradle of Filth: The Manticore and Other Horrors (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The last year of so has seen a couple of new releases from England’s Cradle of Filth. There was the Evermore Darkly EP, which contained remixes and other odds and sods, and then we had the orchestral Midnight in the Labyrinth, which quite frankly is wonderful. However, the last full length studio album proper from Cradle was 2010’s Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa. That was a good solid album, but for my money there was only one or two really stand-out tracks. If anything it was, and I hate to say it, a little soulless.

"The Toxic Avenger' is turning Japanese!

Well, so to speak anyway. On December 11th Troma will be releasing the Japanese cut of their cult classic, The Toxic Avenger, on to DVD. This version runs 4 minutes longer than the US version, so you will be able to get your fill of all things Toxie!

October 24, 2012

New stills from Ciaran Foy's 'Citadel'

The new psychological thriller, Citadel, from director Ciaran Foy opens at select theaters on November 9th, from Cinedigm and Flatiron Films. To coincide with this I have a few new stills to share, as well as the trailer and teaser trailer.

Trailer debuts for 'The Central Park Five'


The trailer has just debuted for the upcoming movie, The Central Park Five. The film, which focuses on the wrongful conviction of rape for five men in 1989, will open in New York on November 23rd, and was written and directed by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns.

Trailer hits for '30 Days of Paranormal Activity with The Devil Inside The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


I told you that is was only a matter of time before the spoofs come along, didn't I? On January 8th, 20th Century Fox will be releasing 30 Days of Paranormal Activity with The Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to Blu-ray and DVD. Bit of a mouthful, isn't it! Synopsis, trailer and stills can be found below.

October 23, 2012

Death Metal legends 'Autopsy' ready to record new album: 2012 in review


Death metal legends Autopsy are set to return with a new album in 2013. The band which was formed by former Death drummer Chris Reifert released their blisteringly brutal debut, Severed Survival, way back in 1989 and they are still going strong. 2012 saw the release of the Born Undead DVD and they have their first comic, entitled Feast for a Funeral, due for release on Halloween. Read on for more info about this, and details on a contest to win a signed copy of the DVD. Fucking brutal!

2012 Starz Denver Film Festival announces award recipients and film details


If you're in the vicinity of Denver, between November 1-11, you might want to head out to the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival for the Watching Hour program. Due to receive the Career Achievement Award is Tippi Hedren and the Rising Star Award will be going to Zoe Bell. As well as this there will be a ton of movies playing, with special guests appearing, including The Birds, The Amityville Horror, The ABC's of Death and John Dies at the End. Full details below.

Get ready for a 'House Call' this Halloween!

Earlier this year I had the chance to watch the excellent short movie House Call (you can read my review here), and this Halloween you can watch it online. I'm sure you can all fit a short movie into your hectic seasonal schedules! Believe me, I think it is well worth your time. Directed by Erik Wilson, House Call will be available to view from October 26th until November 1st. Full details and links below.

Edgar Wright's The World's End poster and release date

Am sure I am not alone in being just a little excited about Edgar Wright's upcoming movie The World's End. Once again he teams up with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as well as Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine, for the third in his comedy trilogy; following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The movie will open in theaters on October 25th, 2013, from Focus Features, so just a short while to go.

October 22, 2012

Marlon Wayans to spoof it up in 'A Haunted House'

With all of the found footage flicks currently flooding the market, it should come as no surprise that the spoofs would start to appear. One such film is A Haunted House, which stars Marlon Wayans, and rips on such movies as Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside. The film is set to open on January 11th, from Open Road Films, and you can check out the trailer and some stills after the break.

Terrific new poster for 'Skull World' debuts

As the documentary Skull World gears up for the festival circuit, the new poster has been unveiled. The hand-painted artwork was created by the late Kevin Hutchinson, and was among his final works and looks terrific. You can read my review of Skull World here, and check out the trailer below.

October 21, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Amsterdamned'

Amsterdamned (1988)

Review by Jude Felton

As a movie collector I am a little late in the game when it has come to the releases by the English label Shameless Screen Entertainment. I have a few on my shelf, with more on their way, and I have to say that I like what they are doing. Their latest release is the Dutch flick Amsterdamned, a title that is slightly obscure, more so with a younger audience, but I recall it getting a quite substantial VHS release back in the day.