May 11, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The Wrong House'

The Wrong House (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

The Wrong House, which was directed by Eric Hurt, is also known as House Hunting, and whilst I prefer the new title, it should not be confused with Shawn French’s Wrong House from a couple of years back. As it happens though, both are good films and couldn’t really be any further apart in terms of content.

Filthy Review- 'Texas Chainsaw'

Texas Chainsaw (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre had sequels, in fact it had quite a few, and of varying quality it must be said. Then there was the remake, which itself spawned a prequel, a few years back. Now we have a new film, Texas Chainsaw, which is a direct sequel to the Hooper’s 1974 film. Confused? Don’t be, as this film does what the Halloween franchise did, and ignored the original sequels when it hit Halloween H20.

May 10, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Stygian Ascent: Memories'

Stygian Ascent – Memories (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

There’s definitely something in the water over in Sweden, when it comes to the music that comes out of this Scandinavian country. It seems that they just can’t help themselves. Enter Stygian Ascent, a band that up until a few days ago I had no idea existed. Mind you, there’s a good reason for that, with the fact that they have only been around for a couple of years, and this is their debut release.

Filthy Giveaway - 'Sister Sin' Dance of the Wicked CD, Posters and T-Shirts - Closed

Metal!! Get ready for some good old-fashioned no frills rock n' roll, boys and girls, because on June 25th Victory Records will be releasing the remixed and re-mastered debut album from Sweden's Sister Sin. Dance of the Wicked is set to get your head banging and your fist pumping, and I have some swag to give away to coincide with this release.

May 8, 2013

Autonomy Pictures to unleash 'Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger' on DVD

Autonomy Pictures have just announced that they will be bringing the gorefest, Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger, to DVD on June 4th (US) and France on June 19th. Having already released the controversial The Bunny Game, and an upcoming release of Blood for Irina, Autonomy are definitely delivering the goods. Full details on the Adam Chaplin release can be found below.

Filthy Giveaway - 'Flu/Fever' Audiobooks - Closed

We do like ourselves a good, tasty giveaway here at the Lair, and this one in particular is a cracker! To coincide with Zombie Awareness Month we have copies of both Flu and Fever, by Lair contributor and all around diamond geezer Wayne Simmons, on audiobook to giveaway courtesy of the fine folk at Tantor Media. I've read both novels, and they are an absolute blinding read, so they are highly recommended. Now you'll get the chance to turn the lights out, slap these bad boys on and scare yourself shitless with the novels in audio form.

'Skull World' Blu-ray/DVD full release details and special features

Justin McConnell's documentary, Skull World, has had a lot of coverage on these pages, and for good reason; it's a fucking blast! The film, which follows Skull Man aka Greg Sommer and his Box Wars exploits, will be coming to Blu-ray (in the Warrior Edition) and DVD on June 18th. The release will be through Indiecan Entertainment and Unstable Ground and will feature alternate artwork on the Blu and DVD version. Full details can be found below. You won't to check this movie out!

May 7, 2013

Second Sight Films to bring the 'Static' to DVD

Second Sight Films will be releasing the creepy horror flick, Static, on DVD on July 15th. The film stars Milo Ventimiglia and sara Paxton, and was directed by Todd Levin. More info, plus the trailer, can be found below.

May 6, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Darkall Slaves: Abysses of Seclusion'

Darkall Slaves – Abysses of Seclusion (2013)

Kaotoxin Records

Review by Jude Felton

Some bands are happy to churn out an album, EP or single every year, and if you’re a fan that can be great, if the quality is up to par. Darkall Slaves are not quite so prolific, with only a self-released EP, back in 2008, seeing the light of day prior to this single release. Fans of crushing death metal should rejoice though, as this is 10 minutes of utter savagery.

May 5, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Duncan Evans: Bird of Prey'

Duncan Evans - Bird of Prey (2013)

Prophecy Records

Review by Wayne Simmons

When Duncan Evans, aka Henry Hyde Bronsdon from the Gentlemen's Club of A Forest Of Stars, signed a 5 album solo deal, the end product must have surprised fans.

Filthy Music Review - 'Lychgate: Lychgate'

Lychgate – Lychgate (2013)


Review by Jude Felton

It’s all too easy to focus on facts that aren’t directly in correlation to the music, when approaching some albums. Lychgate, for example, comprise of members of Omega Centuari, Lunar Aurora and Esoteric, which can be helpful, in as much as you might get a general idea of what to maybe expect from the music. However, Lychgate is very much its own entity, and that entity is massive and crushing, unleashing an album that most certainly delivers.