Rock’n’Roll Vampire Comedy SUCK out May 4th on DVD from Fabulous Films

suckRock’n’Roll Vampire Comedy SUCK out May 4th on DVD from Fabulous Films

The greatest rock ‘n’ roll vampire comedy ever made, SUCK is to be released on DVD, featuring rock royalty Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins plus brilliant performances from Moby and British screen legend Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange)

Henry Rollins plays a Howard Stern-like shock jock called Rockin’ Roger. Iggy Pop as retired rocker/producer Victor delivers the line “Wear a condom and never trust a vampire.” and original shock-rocker Alice Cooper plays a creepy bartender. Famous vegan and animal rights activist Moby plays Beef Bellows, front man to a rival punk band called the Secretaries of Steak, whose fans show their appreciation by bombarding the band with chunks of meat (foam rubber and raspberry syrup were substituted for real meat).

“I only have 45 words……But they are 45 important words. Then I get eaten!”
Moby

Look out for pop cultural references, with scenes recreating the album covers of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. and The Who’s The Kids Are Alright.

Synopsis: The Winners are a struggling band desperate to make it … Continue reading

Short Sharp Shock #4 – Don’t Move (2013)

Short Sharp Shock banner no boltWelcome to UK Horror Scene’s Short Sharp Shock. This is where we will feature a short film each week for your viewing pleasure. Short films are the foundation of Horror, it is where many of the established directors cut their teeth . The amount of quality short films out there is incredible and it is our pleasure to choose you a new one each week that we think will blow you away. So every Friday we will give you ‘Something for the Weekend’ and issue your weekly Short,Sharp,Shock! Enjoy!

Don’t Move (2013)

Director & Producer – Anthony Melton

Writer – David Scullion

Starring – Rachel Bright, Jake Hendriks, Ian Whyte, Beth Cooper, Kate Braithwaite.

Runtime – 14 Minutes

IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2846600/

Website – http://www.bloodycuts.co.uk

“Set on one fateful night, six friends gather for their monthly ‘games night’… and accidentally unleash a demonic force that might tear them – and their friendships – to pieces.”

Jonah Lives (2012) Review

Jonah Live PosterJonah Lives (2012)

Director: Luis Carvalho

Starring: Jocelyn Padilla, Ryan Boudreau, Nicole Lasala, James Barrett, Rob Roy, Aaron Peaslee, Cesar Pereira.

“It’s raining it’s boring.”

Six teens use a Ouija board to summon a spirit back from the grave. Jonah rises from the dead and makes his way to their house for revenge? Jonah’s motivations are entirely unclear, but boy is he grumpy.

Jonah Lives is, kindly put, not good. Lucky then that it’s so bad it’s good. Unintentionally hilarious in fact. There are more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. The dialogue is set on repeat, there are numerous awkward silences, cheesy special effects, bad acting by actors too old to play teens and weighty discussions of world religions spouted by characters who don’t seem smart enough to be passing remedial English. It all goes in to create a film that must be seen to be believed as no description is going to do it justice.

There is no real rhyme or reason to anything that happens in Jonah Lives except that it was scripted that way. The six bored teenagers are hanging out in Francis’ (Boudreau) basement playing … Continue reading

Demi Moore’s Half Light out May 4th on DVD from Fabulous Films

halflightDemi Moore’s Half Light out May 4th on DVD from Fabulous Films

Prepare for the DVD release of the year! Based on the original screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and described as a Hitchcockian thriller with a supernatural twist, by people who haven’t seen it, Half Light is finally out.

Astonishingly it stars Demi Moore (Striptease, Ghost), and Emmy nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost).

Although set in Scotland, filming took place on a Welsh island. The star studded UK Premier was held in Anglesey at the iconic Ucheldre Arts Centre, in between a baby yoga lesson and a painting class for re-offenders.

By 1990, Demi Moore was the highest earning star in Hollywood. But a string of commercial flops and a marriage to Ashton Kutcher, meant she ended up making movies like this. This was the first film after her nuptials. She used the time in Wales to sit with her head in her hands, looking out to sea, thinking “My God, I married a boy.”

Synopsis: After the tragic drowning of her 5 year old son, best selling thriller novelist Rachel Carlson (Demi Moore) moves to a remote cottage on the … Continue reading

Devil Makes Work (2014) Short Film Review

dmw1Devil Makes Work (2014)

Director: Guy Soulsby

Starring: Shaun Dooley, Duncan Meadows, Sebastian Canciglia, Michael English, Georgina Morrell, Wreh-Asha Walton

Running time: 7 minutes

“They say we all have a story.”

A scruffy devil(?) sits on a throne of used tires and tells us there are winners and losers, power and demons, and asks what the viewer is willing to sacrifice to gain everything they want.

There are lots of beautiful shots. In fact the short is nothing but beautiful shots strung together. Slow motion crucifixes falling, burning Bibles, Sisyphus pushing his boulder up a burning hill in Hell, slow motion blood (which I swear is either acrylic or tempera paint), roses, Jesus carrying his cross, the list goes on. It’s all very lovely to look at and Soulsby’s background directing commercials shows. The imagery has a lot of punch packed into a very short span. He knows how to grab an audience in the first seconds and pull their attention along.

dmw2But as for an actually story arc… well, there isn’t one. It’s just really, really pretty. A sort of gothic … Continue reading

Jake West’s Evil Aliens to be released on DVD in the UK April 27th from Fabulous Films.

evilaliensJake West’s Evil Aliens to be released on DVD in the UK April 27th from Fabulous Films.

Winner of the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards in 2005, this British slapstick horror-comedy film directed by Jake West was the first full-length British horror film to be filmed using Sony HD cameras.

The film is set in Wales although the majority of it was filmed on a Cambridgeshire farm including the UFO crash and the combine harvester sequence (featuring The Wurzels’ classic Combine Harvester song).

Emily Booth is known for her roles in such cult films as Pervirella, Cradle of Fear and BAFTA nominated short film Inferno. She also appeared in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s double header Grindhouse (2007) in the mock trailer “Don’t”, by Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead).

She is a supporter of the Classic Horror Campaign along with other horror actors and celebrities, which is campaigning to bring back BBC2’s Saturday night horror double bill seasons, popular on British television in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.

eaebSince 2007 Emily has been the face … Continue reading

Dark Continents – International Horror Anthology announce Pre-Production

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International Horror Anthology
RELEASED 2016

Two-Headed Snake Entertainment and Komet Films are happy to announce that pre production is underway on the upcoming Lovecraftian/Barkeresque horror anthology, ‘DARK CONTINENTS’.

The movie draws inspiration from such classic’s as Clive Barker’s ‘Hellraiser’, John Carpenter’s ‘Prince Of Darkness’ whilst still weaving in the new breed of horror movies like the stunning horror/drama’s ‘The Babadook’ and ‘Starry Eyes’.

Due for release in 2016, ‘DARK CONTINENTS’ is made up of five segments from four countries, Norway, Belgium, Greece and the UK. Each segment will star a multi talented actor, Tristan Risk (American Mary/Editor) and Miltos Yerolemou (Star Wars 7 and Game of Thrones) are attached to the UK segments.

dcpr2Four Countries. Five Films – Terror Is A Universal Language.

One by one, four companions aboard an intercontinental cargo liner are stalked by an impossible shape-shifting creature that can toy with the fabric of reality. Five chilling tales to take you back to the era of true terror.

Written and conceived by horror enthusiasts Stu Bedford and Stu Jopia, who recently penned this years zombie … Continue reading

Bad Land: Road To Fury (2014) DVD Review

badlandBAD LAND – ROAD TO FURY (2014)

In Cinemas May 1st 2015

On DVD & Digital HD May 4th 2015 from Signature Entertainment

Director – Jake Paltrow

Cast – Michael Shannon, Nicholas Holt, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit- McPhee, Robert Hobbs, Aimee Mullins.

Set in the future, America’s water resources have all but disappeared, with global warming leading to droughts and punishing high temperatures. With the general population, hiding away in cities, farmer Ernest (Michael Shannon) remains secluded and defiantly believing that his dirt is fertile enough to produce food once he can procure and maintain a good water supply. Wife Katherine (Aimee Mullins) is paralysed and in a local rehab centre near by so Ernest is left to look after daughter Mary ( Elle Fanning) who is at an age where she is madly in love with Flem (Nicholas Hoult) and wants to run away to a bigger and better life.

Son Flem (Kodi Smit – McPhee) is quite and unassuming and ready to follow in his fathers footsteps in locating water and making a better life for his small family. Struggling through the punishing conditions, Ernest hopes to bribe local … Continue reading

Beneath (2013) DVD Review

beneathBeneath (2013)

Directed by: Ben Ketai

Written by: Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano

Cast: Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Joey Kern, Eric Etebari

Running Time: 89 Minutes

UK Certificate: 18

Format: DVD (Available Now)

Studio: Arrow Video

A good, solid movie with a few jump scares. What saves this from falling into the traps of most films of its type is the central performances and claustrophobic sets.

Beneath opens with a disclaimer claiming it is inspired by true events. After a little digging you can find links to a real life collapse in Sago in 2006.

Jeff Fahey (Lawnmower Man, Planet Terror) plays George Marsh, a tired, ailing and worn miner approaching retirement. Joining him and his crew at his retirement party is his daughter Sam. Sam, having left the rural life behind, is an environmental lawyer in New York. After a few drinks she agrees to join her dad on his last day at work. Sam is played by Kelly Noonan (Haunt, Road to Paloma) who hits all her character beats extremely well. Having to spend a great deal of the film in the dark, tight spaces and grime, she pulls … Continue reading

The Serpent and The Rainbow out in UK on DVD and Blu-Ray from Fabulous Films May 4th

satrThe Serpent and The Rainbow is to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray from Fabulous Films on May 4th.

Directed by Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) the film is based on the book and true life experiences of ethnobotanist Wade Davis. Filmed on location in Haiti, it’s a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

Wade Davis was named by the National Geographic Society as Explorer for the Millennium. His research has been the subject of more than 900 media reports and interviews in Europe, North & South America and the Far East. He has inspired numerous documentary films as well as three episodes of the television series The X-Files.

When Wes Craven released his first horror film The Last House On The Left in 1972, tenants in his group apartment were appalled and would no longer leave their children alone with him. People would walk out of the room he was in. Many were breaking in to the projection booths to destroy the films. Craven had to set up an editing room especially to repair prints that had been slashed.

Synopsis: A terrifying story of one … Continue reading