Moontrap (1989) DVD Review

moontrapdvdMoontrap (1989) DVD review

Director – Robert Dyke
Starring – Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Leigh Lombardi

Run time – 91 minutes
DVD Label – 88 Films
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In this alien invasion oddity, astronaut and investigator Campbell leads the charge against an inexplicable extraterrestrial evil. Joining him on his jolting journey into outer space, and a sustained interplanetary showdown, is STAR TREK icon Walter Koenig – returning to boldly go where few men would ever dare! – 88 Films.

Moontrap is a movie that had promise, due to reasons that will be detailed shortly, but frustratingly it is stifled out by poor scripting, shoddy sound and an unexciting plot.

What may attract interest to the feature is the two actors that star in it. Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek fame, is the lead role of Jason – a colonel of a space craft. Koenig is joined by Bruce Campbell who is known to some for his roles in the original Evil Dead franchise (and other B movie trash). The casting of these two men may have been a tactic to attract the attention of the respective fan … Continue reading

The Allotment (2015) Short Film Review

The Allotment PosterThe Allotment (Short Film)

Director: Mike Tack

Written by: Mike Tack

After two youths cause the death of an elderly gentleman they return to the scene of the crime to remove all evidence. What they don’t expect is the great evil waiting for them there.

Being an amateur filmmaker myself I know how hard it is to create a short film, you can put everything you have into a project and still come out with something you’re disappointed with, trust me I’ve made a stinker or two. Fortunately Mike Tack has nothing to worry about, as The Allotment is actually very, very good.

The Allotment was a joy to watch, the story is simple, it’s not too long, its tongue is planted firmly in its cheek and despite having, what I assume to be, a very low budget it is actually very well made.

The Allotment ImageIt uses familiar but not unwelcome camera techniques from the horror genre, POV shots etc. It has some fantastic instances of gore, especially impressive again considering the low budget is and it makes full … Continue reading

Peccadillo Pictures Presents THE SAMURAI On DVD & On-Demand: 13th April 2015

sam1Peccadillo Pictures Presents
THE SAMURAI

On the edge of a dark forest, where the fear of wolves prevents locals from straying too far from home, a young police officer, Jakob receives a package addressed to the ‘Lone Wolf’. As the night shift starts a mysterious caller claims the package belongs to him. Venturing out alone, Jakob unknowingly delivers a samurai sword to a wild-eyed man in a wedding dress, who entices him to participate in a bloody crusade through the village.

As night wanes something hidden is unleashed to meet the first rays of daylight…

Till Kleinert’s genre debut pulsates with relentless intensity, The Samurai is a daring, outrageous and fascinating journey into the sexual heart of darkness.

On DVD & On-Demand: 13th April 2015
Country: GERMAN / Duration: 79 MINS / Language: GERMAN /
Subtitles: ENGLISH / Cert: 18tbc / RRP: £15.99
Extra Features: UK Exclusive Interview with Director & Cast (More TBC)

UK Trailer:

DIRECTOR’S NOTE – TILL KLEINERT

THE SAMURAI is a thriller that gradually shifts into nightmare territory as it progresses. The reality of a standard police procedure becomes derailed and overshadowed by the anarchic and irrational world that the Samurai inhabits. Jakob’s ever-growing exhaustion bridges the shift in key; … Continue reading

An Interview with Danielle Lozeau by Dean Sills

dl4An Interview with Danielle Lozeau by Dean Sills

UKHS – Hello Danielle, thank you for your time and welcome to UKHS. How did you get into acting and what is it about the horror genre that you enjoy so much?

DL – Thank you for having me! I started acting at 14, doing small indie films in New York, and started to branch out from there to other states. I danced for many of my earlier years, so transitioning from stage into film wasn’t too far off. What I enjoy about the horror genre is the ability to take an emotional and physical roller-coaster for the character. Horror tends to be on the heightened side of fear and emotions, which can be really fun for an actor to delve into.

UKHS – Congratulations on your 58 acting credits on IMDb this is amazing, well done! What’s been your favourite role so far and why?

DL – Aw Thanks! Its been a bumpy but love filled ride!! My favorite role to this day still has to be ‘Legion’
. It was just an amazing process, from the audition, to fittings, make-up testing, to filming. Just being able to work alongside Dennis Quaid and Paul Bettany was a life achievement … Continue reading

Image Entertainment to release Frankenstein vs The Mummy on DVD April 13th

FRANK_VS_MUMMY_3D_DVDImage Entertainment to release Frankenstein vs The Mummy on DVD April 13th

Alien vs. Predator… Freddy vs. Jason… Cockneys vs. Zombies… Now, two of horror history’s greatest go head-to-head, mano-a-mummy in a no-holds-barred fight to the finish. And if you’re worried about innocent bystanders – don’t be… none will survive.

Dr Victor Frankenstein and Egyptologist Naihla Khalil. Both professors at a leading medical university; both obsessed with creatures from the past.

Victor’s experiments in recreating life runs amok when he reanimates the corpse of a sadistic, murderous madman. And Naihla’s most recent discovery is the cursed mummy of an evil Pharaoh whose dark spirit is also about to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting world.

Each in their way presents a terrible threat to the human race. But when these two monsters meet – two opposing forces of undefeatable, undead, blood-lust – no one will be safe from the slaughter.

Frankenstein vs. The Mummy comes to DVD on the Image label of RLJ Entertainment this April 13th. Place your bets – winner takes all.

Title: Frankenstein vs. The Mummy Cat No: IMAGE4019
Release Date: 13 April 2015 Rating: 15
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An Interview with Eirian Cohen by Dean Sills

ec5An Interview with Eirian Cohen by Dean Sills

UKHS – Hi Eirian, welcome to UKHS. You are known for your work in independent horrors, how did you get into acting especially in the horror genre?

EC – At 17, I went to do a performing arts diploma with dreams of being a dancer on a cruise ship so how I ended up doing all these mad films being covered in blood, eaten by monsters and having parts of my body chopped off, I’m not too sure. I guess it all started when I saw an advert for a short film called ‘A Father for the Dead’ and decided to apply. I prepared a monologue from ‘ Hannibal’ and went to the audition shaking like a leaf. I don’t know why they gave me the role, I was a nervous wreck but I’m so glad they did because that little short film became part of a trilogy that made up an award winning feature film called ‘Book of the Dead’ (Safehouse Pictures UK) that has been released in the US and has just been released here in the UK.

UKHS – Which horror actor or actress inspires you the most?

EC – Anthony Hopkins. He is an amazing … Continue reading

The Outer Darkness (Part One) Review

odposterTitle: The Outer Darkness

Directed by: Ben Franklin & Anthony Melon

Written by: Joel Morgan

Produced by Bloody Cuts

Starring: Isla Carter, Tom Geoffrey, Antony Eldridge, Anita Booth, Darren Kent, Ross Mullan and Jonny Philips.

Running time: 24 Minutes

UK release: 14/02/2015

‘The Outer Darkness’ is Part 1 of a new web series from the creators of Bloody Cuts – Producers and Directors Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton, Screenwriter Joel Morgan and Director of Photography Jonny Franklin.

Horror films are, hands down, the biggest mixed bag of any genre. After all, for every ‘The Babadook’ there are twenty versions of ‘Hostel’ and the whole thing can get pretty fucking depressing. That’s why it’s my absolute pleasure to announce the advent of ‘The Outer Darkness’, a new horror anthology by production company ‘Bloody Cuts’.

I can almost hear your thoughts; ‘Bloody Cuts? Haven’t I head that name somewhere before?’ You probably have. Last year, this team were responsible for ‘Don’t Move’, the best short film on the 2014 festival circuit. For anyone who was unfortunate enough to miss it, it’s available here.

Stop reading. Watch the movie. It’s really, really good.
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Fear the Aliens because they’re back thanks to Neill Blomkamp!

RipleyFear the Aliens because they’re back thanks to Neill Blomkamp!

I’m a die hard fan of the “Alien” franchise mostly due to it’s perfect blend of science fiction and horror. In my opinion “Alien” and “Aliens” are two of the top films in each of these genres. The “Alien” franchise has a huge fan base which has continued to grow over the years and includes many sequels. “Alien” was directed by Ridley Scott and “Aliens” was written and directed by James Cameron. Both films are incredible masterpieces and still hold up extremely well today. After those films we had “Alien 3″ and “Alien Resurrection” which although not as good as the first two films were still very enjoyable.

Neill Blomkamp InstagramI’m personally not going to count the other films that follow in the franchise but if we did we’d have two “Alien vs Predator” films which were dreadful. I’m not sure how they messed both films up so badly when they could have been huge blockbuster hits. I even enjoyed the original Dark Horse comic books “Alien vs Predator” and the film … Continue reading

Horror Channel gives premières to DEATH PROOF and DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

Horror Channel gives premières to DEATH PROOF and DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

Horror Channel is to broadcast the Network premieres of Quentin Tarrantino’s DEATH PROOF, starring Kirk Russell as a speed-obsessed serial killer and Mark McQueen’s apocalyptic body-counter DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, starring Danny Dyer, Craig Fairbrass and MyAnna Buring.

DEATH PROOF (2007), originally released in cinemas as a double bill with Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Planet Terror’, will be screened on Sat 28 March at 10.35pm. DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (2010) will screen on Fri 27 March at 10.45pm

There are also UK TV premieres for monster creeper NAILBITER (Fri 20 March, 9pm) and twisted chiller THE COLLECTION (Sat 21 March, 10.50pm). Plus, there is a Network Premiere for David Twhoy’s survival thriller A PERFECT GETAWAY (Sat 14 March, 9pm), starring Milla Jovovich and Chris Hemsworth.

And we mustn’t forget THE INCREDIBLE HULK as Series 4 receives its network première from Mon 9 March at 1.40pm and 6.50pm

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138

www.horrorchannel.co.uk 
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METRODOME DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES 9th MARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE DATE FOR AMERICAN GHOST STORY

ags1METRODOME DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES 9th MARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE DATE FOR AMERICAN GHOST STORY

A FILM BY JAMES O’BRIEN

STARRING DAVID HAYTER (X-MEN), CASEY HUDECKI (TV’S NIKITA) MARIA DEL MAR (TV’S HANNIBAL)

A relentlessly-paced hybrid of gritty crime thriller and Lovecraftian supernatural horror, American Ghost Story follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages – two teenage girls – to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence. But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road – a road they realize they may never escape. Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive…

Release date 9th March 2015
Certificate 18 & Running time 88 Minutes
DVD RRP / £14.99

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