September 5, 2013

'American Horror Story: Asylum' shareables require focus!

To coincide with the Blu-ray and DVD release of American Horror Story: Asylum, on October 8th from 20th Century Fox, some new optical shareables have been released, to help you stare into the abyss. Well, maybe not, but you can check them all out below!

September 4, 2013

'V/H/S/2' set to unspool in the UK on DVD

On October 14th Koch Media will be releasing the horror anthology sequel, V/H/S/2, on to DVD in the UK. Following a similar format to the first film, V/H/S/2 features segments directed by Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Jason Eisener, Eduardo Sánchez, Gregg Hale, Simon Barrett and Timo Tjahjanto, and looks to push the bar even further this time around. More details after the break, including some stills that aren't suitable for the more delicate viewer!

September 2, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Ninkharsag: The Essential Salts of Human Dust'

Ninkharsag – The Essential Salts of Human Dust (2013)

Ulthar Records

Review by Jude Felton

There’s a darkness rising in Liverpool, England, and it comes in the shape of Ulthar Records. This is a brand new label, and it looks to be one that you should get excited about; especially if you like your metal evil and your format vinyl. Of course, this is a statement regarding their upcoming debut releases. One is the 12” vinyl release of Coltsblood’s Beyond the Lake of Madness, and the other is the one I review now, which will be released on 7” vinyl.

Filthy Review - 'Drinking Games'

Drinking Games (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Once in a while a film comes along which I know very little about. So, I do what I usually do, and that’s watch the trailer and read the synopsis, and then, in the case of Drinking Games, I sit down and watch the movie itself. What really surprises me though is the fact that I didn’t know anything about this film, especially as it is a cracking little flick.

September 1, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The Lords of Salem'

The Lords of Salem (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

I knew when I reviewed the UK DVD release of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem that it would be a divisive movie, and it appears I was right. There are those that hate it and those, myself included, that love it. Hell, I’d go as far as to say that it is Zombie’s most accomplished movie thus far. Now, somewhat belatedly, we get to see it released in the US, and unlike the UK we get to see it in hi-def on Blu-ray (or Ultraviolet if you are so inclined).

Filthy Review - 'Among Friends'

Among Friends (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Regardless of how many genre flicks Danielle Harris appears in, and it’s a shitload, she’ll always be Jamie Lloyd (Halloween 4/5) and Molly Tilden (Roseanne) to me. Those were my introductions to this wonderful actor, whose career I have enjoyed following. Funnily enough, at the time of writing this review I have another film sitting on my shelf ready for review that also stars Danielle.

Filthy Review - 'Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector'

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

When it comes to the VHS video format I’m personally not a collector. I have a few, here and there, but as far as collecting them I don’t have the time or the money. I used to, and had far too many to count, but that was back in the 80s and 90s when video stores actually stocked videos. As far as collecting them now though, I can totally see the appeal, and if I didn’t have other collections I would probably be tempted. As it is, I tend to pick up titles that I know friends want, and mail them to them. Hey, I’m like that.

Filthy Music Review - 'Pinkish Black: Razed to the Ground'

Pinkish Black – Razed to the Ground (2013)

Century Media

Review by Jude Felton

Personally speaking, it’s been one hell of a year so far for genre-blending albums. Or, should I say, albums that push genres into new areas; the ones that have taken risks and paid off handsomely. The latest albums from the likes of Crown, Altar of Plagues and Deafheaven have all kicked my ass, and are all absolutely fantastic. Now we have the new album from Texan duo, Pinkish Black, and it’s a blinder, my friends.

Filthy Music Review - 'Craven Idol: Towards Eschaton'

Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton (2013)

Dark Descent Records

Review by Jude Felton

There will always be albums that I look forward to from specific bands, but it is rare that I’ll be excited purely because of the label itself. Dark Descent is one of a few that prove the exception to this rule. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to the last few releases, all of which have been truly excellent, so I had really been anticipating this album from the UK’s Craven Idol. In fact I was hoping to review it a few weeks ago, but something happened with the promo copy. Good things come to those that wait though, and never have those words wrought more truth than right now.