February 16, 2013

Movie News: 'The Jeffrey Dahmer Files' out now from IFC Midnight

I can remember when serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was caught back in the 90s, and subsequently read a couple of books about him. Disturbing stuff, to say the least. Now, the documentary, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, is available to watch from IFC Midnight. It's out theatrically and on several VOD and Digital outlets, including iTunes. Check out the trailer and some stills below.

Blu-ray/DVD News: 'Storage 24' uncovered by Magnolia

While we still wait for a Stateside release of director Johannes Robert school-set thriller F (can someone get on that please?), I can tell you that Magnolia Pictures are set to release his latest film, Storage 24. It will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 12th and stars Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue and Antonia Campbell-Hughes, and looks to be coming with a healthy amount of special features. Read on for details.

February 15, 2013

'The Bay' to premiere in the UK at Glasgow's FrightFest

The Bay, which is directed by Barry Levinson, is set to open in the UK on March 1st from Momentum Pictures. Prior to that though, it has just been announced that it will premiere at Glasgow's FrightFest on February 23rd. Time to venture north to get your scare on methinks!

February 14, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Krypts: Unending Degradation'

Krypts - Unending Degradation (2013)

Dark Descent Records

Review by Jude Felton

Maybe it’s ironic, but Death Metal is far from dead. In fact I think it is safe to say that it is very much alive and kicking; especially good Death Metal. Bands such as Sweden’s Degial and Necrowretch from France, with their excellent albums, Death’s Striking Wings and Putrid Death Sorcery respectively, have delivered the goods in spades, and there’s plenty more out there. One such band is Krypts, who hail from Finland, and their demonic slab of death, Unending Degradation.

Danger After Dark to impose a 'Death Penalty'. Twice

Danger After Dark will be back on March 12th, when they release the double-feature of Death Penalty.com and Death Penalty.com: A New Beginning on DVD and VOD. Both films are directed by Ryota Sakamaki and will have a combined running time of 148mins. Stills and trailer after the break.

February 13, 2013

'The Last Exorcism Pt 2' motion poster debuts

As you can see above, the new motion poster for The Last Exorcism Pt 2 has just debuted. Very nice it is too. The film opens theatrically on March 1st and, as with the first film, is produced by Eli Roth.

Music News: 'Revel in Flesh' set to unleash Manifested Darkness

German Death Metal band, Revel in Flesh, will be releasing their new album, entitled Manifested Darkness, on April 12th through FDA Rekotz. The album is the follow-up to their Deathevokation album, and promises to be a beast. It will be released on CD and Digital Download.

Music News: 'Deathchain' set date for new album to be released by Svart Records

Finnish band Deathchain will be releasing their new album, Ritual Death Metal, on April 5th through Svart Records. Full details, which include the tracklisting, can be found below. Also, look out for a review of the album, here at the Lair, very soon.

February 12, 2013

Millennium Entertainment are ready to set loose the 'Spiders'

One for the arachnophobes now, as Millennium Entertainment are all geared up to release Spiders on to 3D and 2D Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on March 12th. Directed by Tibor Takacs, the film centers on mutant spiders that fall to Earth. Sounds cheesetastic! Check out the trailer below.

Shot in 2D, filmed in France: Breaking Glass Pictures to release 'Dead in France'

On March 26th Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing to DVD the UK flick, Dead in France. Directed by Kris McManus, the film follows a socially-challenged hitman whose plans on retiring in the South of France are scuppered by dodgy Brits. Hey, sounds like my cup of Rosy Lee! The DVD will feature a gag reel and deleted scenes. Check out the NSFW trailer and full synopsis etc. after the break.

Chris Alexander set to take us into 'The Twilight Zone Legacy'

Chris Alexander is a busy man. Not only is keeping busy in his day job as editor of Fangoria and having recently seen his debut short film, Blood for Irina, hit the festival circuit, but he is also set to embark on his latest venture; a book about The Twilight Zone. Entitled The Twilight Zone Legacy, the book is set to be released by Bear Manor Media in early 2014. I'm sure it will be a book of not only sight and sound, but also of the mind... One to keep an eye out for, of that I am I sure. More details below.

February 11, 2013

'The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia' Blu-ray and DVD details

April 16th will see the release to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital of The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Special features on both Blu-ray and DVD are set to include an audio commentary, featurette and deleted scenes. Full details can be found below.

'Cryptopsy' set to slay Europe with 'Cattle Decapitation' and 'Decrepit Birth'

Veteran Canadian extreme metal band Cryptopsy have just announced dates for their upcoming European tour. The tour kicks off in April and runs through to early May, with Cattle Decapitation and Decrepit Birth in support. The tour is in support of their self-titled album from late last year. Full tour dates below.

'Curandero: Dawn of the Demon' to finally hit DVD from Lionsgate

Made back in 2005, the Robert Rodriguez written and co-produced Curandero: Dawn of the Demon is finally set to see a DVD, Digital, UltraViolet and On Demand release courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Miramax. About time, don't you think? The DVD will feature a director's commentary and is released on March 12th.

Filthy Giveaway - 'Crawl' Blu-ray - Closed

In the mood for some brooding Australian tension? Of course you are, I mean who wouldn't be? That just as well because on February 25th Arrow Films will be releasing the Australian thriller Crawl, which was written and directed by Paul China. I'm looking forward to it, and will have a review posted up in the next week or so. Want to get your hands on a copy? Thanks to the great folk at Arrow Films I have 3 copies of the Blu-ray to giveaway. Read on for more details about the film, including the trailer and how you can snag yourself a copy.

February 10, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The Thieves'

The Thieves (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Ocean’s Eleven (2001) was a hugely entertaining movie. It had its flaws, yet it was captivating crime/comedy caper. However, I felt letdown by Ocean’s Twelve and because of this I did not bother with Ocean’s Thirteen, and I doubt I ever will. Now, The Thieves has absolutely nothing to do with the aforementioned movies, but at its heart it sings from the same hymn sheet, albeit a vastly improved one. Once again the Koreans show us how to make movies, and this time it’s a crime caper along the lines of Ocean’s Eleven.

Filthy Review - 'The Silence'

The Silence (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

Not all films are designed to leave you feeling good. Some, regardless of genre, make no attempt to offer any respite from their downbeat tales, and then there is The Silence (Das Letzte Schweigen). This German production, which is directed by Swiss-born Baran bo Odar, tells a riveting story, but also one that will offer no respite once the final credits roll. The Silence will not leave you feeling good, about anything, but do not let that dissuade you from watching this gem of a movie.

Filthy Review - 'Bully'

Bully (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

You could say that it goes without saying that bullying is a problem. However, therein lies part of the problem; it shouldn’t go without saying, as that is part of the very reason it exists. Too often it goes unspoken, swept aside so to speak, leaving the victims to suffer in silence. The documentary, Bully, tries to address this problem, and whilst it will succeed in bringing some of these issues to light, it falls far from being any sort of solution.

Filthy Review - 'Mimesis'

Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

Over the years, George Romero’s groundbreaking movie, Night of the Living Dead, has been remade, colorized, reanimated, regenerated, sent to the third dimension and who only knows what else. Its impact remains unrivalled in the world of horror, and filmmakers keep returning to it, time and time again. Now there is a new kid on the block, with director Douglas Schulze’s Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead, and you know what, it ain’t half bad.