November 3, 2012

'West of Memphis' trailer and poster

Unless you've been hidden away from the world over the passed 18 years, you will probably have heard of the case of the West Memphis Three. The case where three teens were tried and wrongfully convicted of the murder of three boys in 1994. The story made front pages the world over and the Paradise Lost documentaries were made, chronicling the ongoing story. Well, now there is a new documentary, entitled West of Memphis, which is directed by Amy Berg and produced by Peter Jackson, which takes a new look at the case of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. You can check out the trailer below. West of Memphis opens at select theaters on December 25th from Sony Pictures Classics.

November 2, 2012

'Dreams of a Life' DVD details

Dreams of a Life is the latest DVD release announced by the excellent Strand Releasing, and it sounds incredibly interesting, albeit in a morbid and tragic way. The film is about Joyce Vincent, a 38 year old woman who lay dead in her apartment for three years before she was discovered. The DVD is released on December 11th.

Filthy Review - 'In Their Skin'

In Their Skin (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The reason home invasion movies work so effectively, is that that play right into our very deepest fears; the fear of being attacked in the one place you should feel safe. Of course, this only works in films that use this fear and tension correctly. I mean, Home Alone was for all intents and purposes a home invasion flick, but it is not exactly scary is it?

The zombies will definitely not be running in 'Morbid'

Here's some cool news, and that is some new posters, stills and red band trailer for the upcoming horror flick, Morbid. The film is directed by m'man Chuck Conry, who many of you will know from his blog, Zombies Don't Run, and this is his directorial debut. The film is now in post-production and is set for a 2013 release.

Second Sight to bring on the 'Southern Comfort' - New Blu-ray and DVD details

On November 26th Second Sight Films will be releasing the wonderful Southern Comfort on limited edition Blu-ray, as well as DVD. This news makes me very happy, as it is one of my favorite films. Events take a turn for the worse when a group of the National Guard end up upsetting the locals in the Louisiana bayou. The release will include a 45 mnute interview with director Walter Hill. Terrific cast, excellent movie. More details below.

November 1, 2012

Danger After Dark invite you to 'X-Game'

On December 4th Danger After Dark will be inviting you to X-Game, when they release the film to DVD. The film is directed by Yohei Fukuda and I have full details on this release, including stills and trailer, after the break. I've been waiting for this to get a release, and it looks brutal!

V/H/S to hit UK theaters in January

Good news for UK fright fans, and that is the theatrical release of the horror anthology V/H/S. It will hit theaters on January 18th, from Momentum Pictures, with certification to be confirmed. 

Homage to 70s Italian horror 'Berberian Sound Studio' coming to Blu-ray and DVD

On December 31st Artificial Eye will be releasing Toby Jones homage to Italian horror flicks of the 70s, Berberian Sound Studio, on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. The film picked up Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at this years Frightfest, and definitely looks like a film to check out. Artificial Eye have released some excellent movies over the years, and I am eager to see this one. After the break I have some stills to share with you, as well as the striking theatrical trailer.

October 31, 2012

Steven C. Miller's 'Under the Bed' picked up by XLrator Media

Some more great news today, and that is the news that XLrator Media have picked up all the US rights to Steven C. Miller's horror/thriller Under the Bed. Miller recently directed the excellent  The Aggression Scale and the upcoming Silent Night, and Under the Bed should see a release in the Summer of 2013.

Texas Chainsaw 3D - Official Poster debuts

The final poster for the upcoming Texas Chainsaw 3D is finally with us. Looks pretty damned good to me. Hopefully the film will live up to it. You will be able to make up your own mind when the film is released at theaters on January 4th!

DC Super Villains - 'Joker' and Two-Face' Pumpkins' carved in cool time-lapse videos

DC Entertainment are celebrating their best of the bad Super Villains with two terrific time-lapse videos, featuring Joker and Two-Face. They really are very cool indeed. Check out the links to the videos below, as well as DC Comics Official Site for more coolness!

New clip from 'The Collection' debuts

I've given a fair bit of coverage to this film, because quite frankly I am excited to see it! A new clip from the upcoming The Collection has just gone live today. Entitled "Hide and Seek" it shows Arkin (Josh Stewart) doing a little exploring. The Collection hits theaters from LD Entertainment on November 30th, so we can be thankful for that. In the meantime, enjoy your Halloween!

'Corpiii Pierdere' to shoot in January from the director of 'Velvet Road'

Some very cool news just in, and that is about the upcoming feature length film from L Gustavo Cooper, who directed the excellent short Velvet Road. The film is entitled Copiii Pierdere: The First Entry, and is set to start filming in January with the same team as on Velvet Road. Based on Romanian folklore of a curse dating back to the 1500's, Copiii Pierdere will be based in the present day and is described as 'Lovely Molly meets Drag Me To Hell'. This is definitely a film to keep your eyes out for. After the break you can read what L Gustavo has to say about the project. You can also check out the trailer for Cooper's Velvet Road after the break.

Universal to release 'The Baytown Outlaws' in the UK

Get ready for some pulp action when The Baytown Outlaws hits Blu-ray and DVD in the UK this holiday season. Starring Billy Bob Thorton and Eva Longoria, the discs will hit the street on December 26th from Universal Pictures UK, so you know where you can spend your cash on Boxing Day! More details, including a ton of stills, can be found below.

'House at the End of the Street' Blu-ray and DVD release details

20th Century Fox have just announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of House at the End of the Street. The discs will land on January 8th in an unrated release with some Blu-ray exclusive extras. Full details below

Bloody Disgusting debut 'The House that cried Blood'

The Halloween short, The House that cried Blood, from Sideshow Pictures, has just debuted over at Last year Sideshow brought us Night of the Pumpkin, and they have continued their Halloween theme with a haunted house tale. Watch and enjoy!

October 30, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Miami Connection'

Miami Connection (1987)

Review by Jude Felton

Miami Connection is the latest film to hit from Drafthouse Films, and it is without a doubt the most thought-provoking, deep and understated movie that I have had the pleasure to watch in recent years. Yeah, right! It is from Drafthouse Films, and it is a pleasure to watch, but the rest was an absolute crock; Miami Connection is batshit mental, chicken Oriental and an absolute blast! I’ve seen some crazy flicks this year, but this one has just leapt to the top of the basket-weaving brigade.

V/H/S to hit US Blu-ray and DVD

Magnolia Home Entertainment, through their Magnet imprint, will be releasing the horror anthology V/H/S on Blu-ray and DVD on December 4th. So, you can hope to find this pup in your Christmas stockings! Directed by Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg and Radio Silence, the anthology has definitely created quite the buzz since it debuted on VOD earlier this year. I am still looking forward to catching it, myself!

First official stills for 'Frankenstein's Army' have arrived

Dark Sky Films have just released the first official stills from the eagerly anticipated World War 2 horror flick, Frankenstein's Army. Directed by Richard Raaphorst, who was to direct the ill-fated Worst Case Scenario, the stills feature "Propellerhead", who uses his blades to mow through the Russian battaliions, and Dr. Frankenstein (Karel Roden) taking a closer look at a subject. Can't wait for this movie to hit the screens!

'Premium Rush' speeds onto Blu-ray and DVD

The David Koepp directed action flick, Premium Rush, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD (with UltraViolet) on December 21st from Sony Home Entertainment. The extras included on this release will be two featurettes and the film is rated PG-13.

Filthy Review - 'Coma'

Coma (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Coma is a mini-series that originally aired on A&E over the Labor Day weekend in the States. It’s based on the 1977 novel by Robin Cook and the movie adaptation from Michael Crichton in 1978, which starred Michael Douglas, and it has now been released on DVD. This, of course, means that you can now sit through the 2 hour and 40 minute running time without the distraction of endless commercials.

'Outpost: Black Sun' coming to Blu-ray and DVD

November 6th will see Outpost: Black Sun hit Blu-ray and DVD from XLrator Media. Personally I thought the first Outpost film was decent fun, although it didn't really live up to its complete potential. I am hoping that Black Sun will rectify this, and from what I have seen it looks good so far. Included on the release will be a 'making of' feature.

New poster for Singaporean movie 'Hotel de Sade'

As well as the poster for Synevir 3D (see previous post), Red Sea Media have also debuted the poster for the upcoming Singaporean thriller Hotel de Sade. Trailer and stills to come very soon, with the movie set for release in 2013. More details below.

Poster debuts for Ukranian flick 'Synevir 3D'

Red Sea Media have released the US poster for Synevir 3D, which is the first Russian-language flick to come out of the Ukraine. Hopefully I will have a trailer to share with you soon. In the meantime, read on for more details about the film.

'Justified' Season 3 coming to Blu-ray and DVD

US Marshall Raylan Givens is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 31st, when Justified Season 3 is released by Sony. It will come on 3 discs, and contain all 13 episodes and a plethora of extras. Full details below.

October 29, 2012

Raven Banner Entertainment acquire rights to 'The Eternal'

Some news just in that I have been eagerly awaiting is the news that Raven Banner Entertainment have just acquired the rights to the upcoming vampire flick, The Eternal. The film is co-written by, and will be directed by, Justin McConnell (The Collpased) and will star Michael Biehn. This is a project that I have been following since I first saw the teaser trailer, and I am happy that is it now going ahead. Full details below.

October 28, 2012

Filthy Review - 'King of Devil's Island'

King of Devil’s Island (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

King of Devil’s Island is a Norwegian film that I will admit to not having been aware of until quite recently. I don’t believe it has a US release, as of writing this, but it is now set to hit Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, courtesy of the ever reliable Arrow Films. Credit is due to Arrow for picking this film up, as it is a quite terrific movie, for giving us a chance to see a film that might have unfairly slipped out of the public consciousness, had it not been for this release.

Filthy Review - 'Sinister'

Sinister (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Regardless of how good or bad this film ended up being, I can’t help but question the name of the film. It’s right up there with Insidious, which is incidentally from the same producer, in having one of those incredibly dodgy names. What does work in its favor is the fact that it reveals nothing about the plot, as was the case with Insidious.

Filthy Review - 'Some Guy Who Kills People' UK Blu-ray

Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

This review will be slightly shorter than usual, not because it doesn’t warrant a longer one; it’s because I previously reviewed the US DVD release and if you have read that you will know that I think this is a truly terrific movie. This review is for the UK Blu-ray release, and yes they got it on Blu back across the pond!

Filthy Review - 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The popular trend of mashing up historical figures, or literary ones, has never really appealed to me. It just never floated my boat, but that’s maybe because I read a very poor novel that mixed zombies into a great story and spoiled it. Actually, I had no time for them even before that. So, when Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came along, I was torn. I never read the novel, which Seth Grahame-Smith adapted the screenplay from his book, but at the back of my mind I was thinking “here we go again”. On the flipside, the film is produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov; both of whom I have a lot of time for. Which side would win out?