Arrow Films Announce Rabid on DVD, Steelbook and BluRay

RABID_NEWRABID (1977)
PRAY IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO YOU!
ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY & DVD
AVAILABLE ON AMARAY and LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK
16th FEBRUARY 2015 **GLOBAL BLU-RAY PREMIERE **

“The appeal of horror is beyond politics. It’s accessible to political criticism, but the appeal is very direct – right into the viscera, before it gets to the brain. And you don’t have politics in the viscera.”
-Cronenberg on Cronenberg, first published in 1992 by Faber and Faber Limited

Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of David Cronenberg’s much lauded horror classic Rabid (1977) which will be available on dual format Blu-ray & DVD both as an amaray and Steelbook from 16th February 2015. This new edition will mark the Blu-ray world premiere for Rabid, which served as the follow up picture to Cronenberg’s debut 1975 feature Shivers, continuing to explore the themes of viral diseases, yet upping the ante, the scale, the gore levels and the threat by unleashing the venereal terror on the whole of downtown Montreal.

This fresh release will include a host of exciting extra features including audio commentaries with both director … Continue reading

The Haunting of Black Wood (2011) DVD Review

haunting-of-black-wood_uk-dvd-coverThe Haunting of Black Wood (2011) AKA Enter Nowhere

Director: Jack Heller

Written by: Shawn Christensen, Jason Dolan

Starring: Katherine Waterson, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton

Run time: 90 mins

UK DVD Release Feb 2nd 2015 from Metrodome Distribution.

Following separate car troubles, three strangers become stranded in a woodland cabin, as they try to figure out how to get back to civilisation they realise not everything is as it appears.

It seems odd that I’m reviewing The Haunting of Black Wood for UK Horror Scene when in actual fact the film isn’t really a horror at all, more a psychological thriller, with a few supernatural elements chucked in for good measure, that’s not to say it’s a bad film though, I actually found myself enjoying it quite a lot.

A little bit of background on the film; it was actually released in the US a few years ago and has only just found it’s way to our green and pleasant land. Over there the film is titled ‘Enter Nowhere’. Now I don’t know the specific reason for the title change (there isn’t any haunting of any kind in the film) but … Continue reading

Ninjas vs Monsters (2013) DVD Review

nvmNinjas vs Monsters (2013) DVD Review

Directed by: Justin Timpane

Written by: Justin Timpane , Daniel Ross

Starring: Daniel Ross, Cory Okouchi, Jay Saunders

Running time: 88 Minutes

UK DVD release: 26th Jan 2015 from LEFT Films

Do you ever get the feeling that most people that talk about indie films all have big scraggly beards, marine tattoos and work part time at Starbucks? Yes my friends I talk, of course, about hipsters. These ‘Liked-it-before-it-was-cool’ douchebags will defend every small budget film to the death, just to show you how smart and cultured they are. ‘What do you mean you haven’t seen it?’

Luckily, every once in a while we get a movie like Ninjas vs Monsters, a film that is so terrible, so horrific, so cinematically criminal that if you tried to sell it to Tesco they would laugh themselves back into recession, and they bought ‘Sharknado’ for fuck’s sake. Roll that back, Bitch.

nvm1But don’t, I repeat DO NOT think that this means that I dislike this movie. This film is the best of the worst, it wears the phrase … Continue reading

UKHS have THREE Copies of Phobia to give away on DVD from Image Entertainment

Phobia_dvd_3DWin a copy of Phobia on DVD courtesy of Image Entertainment.

Image Entertainment have given UKHS THREE copies of Phobia on DVD to give away to UK readers.

Out on DVD 26th January Phobia tells the story of Jonathan who is trapped and afraid. Unable to leave the house since his wife died, he can’t function outside the safety of his own four walls – and then those walls start closing in. Unable to tell reality from delusion and under assault from ghosts of the past, his dread and self-loathing escalate, giving birth to an onslaught of twisted, waking nightmares. Are these murderous visions all in his mind… or is he the victim of a very real and almost unspeakable evil? Time – and a brutal, bloody body count – will tell.

To be in with a chance of winning Phobia on DVD you MUST live in the UK and answer the following question – Arachnophobia is the fear of what?

Please email your answer with Phobia in the header to competition@ukhorrorscene.com and 3 winners will be picked at random . The competition runs until 1st Feb 2015 and winners will be notified … Continue reading

An Interview with William D. Prystauk by Dean Sills

An Interview with William D. Prystauk by Dean Sills

Prystauk_HeadshotUKHS – Welcome to UKHS. Can you please tell us a little about yourself and who or what was your biggest influence in deciding to become a writer?

WDP – I’m a teacher, writer, podcaster, filmmaker, and sushi eater, and I originally lived in the shadows of the Twin Towers in New Jersey, USA. I’m grateful for being an award winning screenwriter, poet, and educator. Otherwise, I love history, and art in all its forms, though I prefer music, books, and films that are as non-commercial and as alternative as possible. Independent art that breaks with the norm is what captures my attention the most.

As a child, a long time ago when I had hair (long hair, mind you), I needed some sort of escape from reality, which seemed boring compared to the crazy worlds swirling in my head. Better still, I was a scrawny little kid, and the world was quite imposing. Thankfully, I discovered writing as an escape when I was six years old. My teacher at the time told us to rewrite the ending to a short story. I did and she loved it. That praise propelled me to indulge … Continue reading

Frightfest Glasgow 2015 PREVIEW

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FRIGHTFEST GLASGOW 2015, 26TH to 28th February, GLASGOW FILM THEATRE

It’s that time of year again when the Frightfest crew go north of the border to Glasgow to invade the city’s annual film festival, and it’s made even more special as this edition of the two day horror thon is in its tenth year. Two days of some of the best and brand new horror flicks, and from looking at the line up there is certainly some interesting and fantastic looking films on offer for.

They begin things on the Thursday evening with their preview slot allowing early arrivals to the festival to catch a sneak peek of a new film and in this case it will be Brad Anderson’s ELIZA GRAVES, based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe and featuring an all star cast including Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley. The Friday kicks off with the European première of THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, directed by Chris Sparling who wrote the superb BURIED. Following this we enter the world of THE HOARDER which is having its world première, quickly followed by the UK première … Continue reading

Grimm Up North present SLEEPY HOLLOW on the Big Screen , Manchester 29th January.

sleepy_hollow_ver2_xlg-750x1024Grimm Up North present SLEEPY HOLLOW on the Big Screen , Manchester 29th January.

On Thursday 29th January Grimm Up North’s TIM BURTON SEASON rolls on with Burton’s haunting and gory take on the legend of the headless horseman: SLEEPY HOLLOW starring Johnny Depp making his second appearance in their Tim Burton Season!

Synopsis

“Constable Ichabod Crane of the New York police arrives in the small village of Sleepy Hollow in 1799 to solve a mystery of murders. With all the victims found with their heads missing, everybody in Sleepy Hollow is talking about the ghost of the “headless horseman”.

29th January

Doors 6.30pm, Film Starting at 7pm

Odeon Printworks, Manchester.

Tickets: £6.50 + booking fees, Available HERE

Check out the rest of their Tim Burton Season HERE

STARRY EYES UK DVD release date 16th March 2015

starryeyes1STARRY EYES UK DVD release date 16th March 2015

“A knockout performance by Alex Essoe”
VARIETY

“Horror fans should keep their eyes on the filmmakers and Essoe, who gives a star-making performance”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

 

“A mumblegore Mulholland Drive”
GROLSCH FILM WORKS

A FILM BY KEVIN KOLSCH & DENNIS WIDMYER

STARRING ALEX ESSOE, AMANDA FULLER & NOAH SEGAN

Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break.

After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and all together terrifying.

From the producer of Cheap Thrills and Jodorowsky’s Dune, Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch’s STARRY EYES is an occult tale of ambition, possession, and the true cost of fame.

Release date 16th March 2015
Certificate TBC & Running time 98 Minutes
DVD RRP / £14.99

And if you missed the UKHS review … Continue reading

Grimm Up North announce a Stephen King Season from Feb – April, Manchester UK .

Stephen-King-WEB-723x1024Grimm Up North announce a Stephen King Season from Feb – April, Manchester UK .

Grimm Up North have announced a season of FIVE Stephen King films that will screen at The Dancehouse in Manchester in Feb, March & April. This is a wonderful opportunity to see some new and classic films in a stunning venue AND on the BIG SCREEN. tickets are just £6.50 per screening or you can purchase a Season Ticket for all 5 films for just £25 . Read below for all the details and please support Grimm Up North so they can continue to put on outstanding seasons like these.

gsk110/02/15 – A GOOD MARRIAGE.

Grimm Up North kick off their Stephen King season with the UK première of A GOOD MARRIAGE based on Stephen King’s novella which was published in his short story collection Full Dark, No Stars. Stephen King who is often critical of adaptations of his work said the film “will scare the hell out of millions of people. To me, that’s always an exciting prospect.”.

Synopsis: When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more … Continue reading

Horror Channel to screen a ‘Mad Science’ Season in February

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Film News: Horror Channel to screen ‘Mad Science’ Season

Plus, Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Massacre gets UK TV Première

Head exploders, deadly serums, deviant doctors, radioactive dope. Horror Channel presents a MAD SCIENCE SEASON, an 80’s tinged collection of cult scientific shockers featuring the Network premieres of David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS and Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR. Also guaranteed to get the horror sparks flying are BASKET CASE and CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH.

Scanners-WEB2 (2)The season jolts into action from Friday 6 Feb @ 22.50 with the Network Première of David Cronenberg’s hugely influential sci-fi horror SCANNERS (1981).

Synopsis: The product of an experimental tranquilizer given to them during their mother’s pregnancies, a group of people have telekinetic powers that not only allows them to read minds but gives them the ability to destroy others. The ‘scanners’ are now adults and have become outcasts from society. Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) wants to create an army of scanners to take over the world and the only person who can stop him is his brother Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack), himself a powerful scanner. Now seen … Continue reading