The Future Reset – ‘PANDORICA’ at UK Cinemas & Digital 1st April

Pandorica-posterTHE FUTURE RESET – PANDORICA AT CINEMAS AND DIGITAL 1ST APRIL, 2016

Pandorica is an original sci-fi adventure directed by Tom Paton.

After an unknown event, the world has changed forcing people to return to a simpler way of life. We follow the leadership trials of the Varosha Tribe with Eiren, Ares and Thade all in line to lead the next generation of their colony.

The three embark on a journey away from the safety of their home towards a remote forest and current leader Nus – who will choose his successor by trial. But when their trial is interrupted by the arrival of another tribe, their courage, friendship and loyalty will be tested in conditions far more dangerous than they expected.

Pandorica stars Jade Hobday, Marc Zammit, Luke D’Silva, Bentley Kalu and Adam Bond and is directed by Tom Paton.

Pandorica is at Cinemas and Digital from 1st April, 2016

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Dark Web: Steven Hickey’s Essential Guide To Creepypasta – Part 6 Suicide Mouse

DARK WEB: STEVEN HICKEY’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CREEPYPASTA – PART 6: SUICIDE MOUSE

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In last week’s feature in this ongoing series examining the phenomenon of Creepypasta, I looked at the famed cursed video, Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv, a YouTube clip said to cause a severe psychotic break in all who viewed it.

This week I turn my attention to another famed video said to alter the mind of its audience – the ‘lost’ Walt Disney cartoon known throughout the web as suicidemouse.avi.

suicidemouseaviThe video first appeared on YouTube (don’t they all?) back on 25 November 2009, uploaded by a user named NEC1. (https://youtu.be/C_h1dY66Rm4)

It consists of a black-and-white animation loop of Disney mascot Mickey Mouse, dejectedly trudging past an urban backdrop accompanied by discordant and creepy piano music. At about the 4 minute mark it abruptly cuts to black along with a murmuring soundtrack. This continues for more than 2 minutes, before suddenly returning with badly distorted visuals and a jump-inducing screaming soundtrack.

Now, this is all decidedly unsettling but the element that propels this into the realm of full-blown horror story … Continue reading

In The Hell Of Dixie (2016) DVD Review

ithodIn The Hell Of Dixie (2016)

Director: Eric F. Adams

Writer: Eric F. Adams

Stars: Austin T. Adams, Eric F. Adams, Joaquin Adams

Available from Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/In-The-Hell-Of-Dixie/dp/B015CVRQ0I

Plot(from IMDB) – Deep in the woods of southern Louisiana, a masked killer stalks members of a local hunting club. As blood trails begin to connect the victims, a police deputy named Ned Annison finds himself caught in the middle, pursued by both the killer and the town sheriff, who believes Ned is the man responsible. Always one step ahead, Ned works to stop the killer and clear his name, only to find that some friendships end in blood. Every town has its secrets. During one terrifying night, Gloster, Louisiana just let its out.

Slow burn and Slasher movies are not usually something that go hand in hand, but this is just what writer/director Eric F. Adams has attempted to with his latest project, In The Hell of Dixie. With a running time of almost 128 minutes, In the Hell of Dixie is anything but your archetypal Slasher, substituting clichéd opening kill sequences (or anything that resembles horror in fact) for extended and in depth … Continue reading

The Forest starring Natalie Dormer Hits UK Cinemas Feb 26th 2016

THE FOREST RELEASES IN UK CINEMAS 26TH FEBRUARY 2016

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Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller The Forest.

An American woman, Sara (played by Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games), journeys to the forest in search of her twin sister Jess (also played by Ms. Dormer), who has mysteriously disappeared. Frustrated at Jess’ pattern of behaviour, Sara’s husband Rob (Eoin Macken of The Night Shift) is unable to talk his wife out of making the 6,000-mile trip.

After a visit to the school where Jess teaches, the resourceful Sara sets out for the forest itself. Accompanied by a charismatic new acquaintance, expatriate journalist Aiden (Taylor Kinney of Chicago Fire), she enters the forest having been well warned “do not leave the path.” Forest guide Michi (Japanese star Yukiyoshi Ozawa) keeps a protective eye on them both, but when night falls he cannot dissuade them from staying in the forest, and reluctantly leaves the duo to face the elements alone.

Fear soon fragments Sara’s consciousness; … Continue reading

Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters – New Feature Length Documentary!!

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS

UK FILMMAKERS PRODUCE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING THE GHOSTBUSTERS PHENOMENON

Kickstarter link: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1329754297/cleanin-up-the-town-remembering-ghostbusters

UK brother and sister team, filmmaker Anthony Bueno and film presenter Claire Bueno are set to chronicle the enduring popularity of two of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II revealing how they came to fruition from inception through to the production. Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the resultant feature-length documentary of the first film is nearing completion with the sequel’s evolution discussed in a companion feature.

Based in London, Anthony and Claire’s eight year journey has taken them over the United States from Lily Dale to Jacksonville cross country to San Diego, LA and San Francisco, visiting many of the memorable locations. They have interviewed over 70 members of the cast and crew responsible for bringing these stories to life including actors Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver; director Ivan Reitman, producers Joe Medjuck and Michael C. Gross and editor Sheldon Kahn. Some of those names are due to appear in Paul Feig’s much-anticipated new Ghostbusters this summer.

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Directed by Anthony Bueno and produced by … Continue reading

We have 3 x DVDs of Navy Seals vs Zombies to Give Away

navysealsUKHS are pleased to have 3 x DVDs of Navy Seals vs Zombies to give away to UK Readers!

Navy Seals vs Zombies is released on DVD in the UK on February 15th from Icon Entertainment.

A team of highly skilled Navy SEALS find themselves embarking on the battle of their lives when they come face-to-face with the undead. After a deadly outbreak occurs in New Orleans, the SEALS must fight for their lives, and the city, against an army of zombies.

To enter please just email comp@ukhorrorscene.com along with your name and address with Seals in the subject line. And remember UK only!

The competition will run until the end of Sunday 21st February and good luck.

Prey aka Indigenous (2014) Review

prey1Prey aka Indigenous (2014)

Starring Zachary Soetenga, Lindsey McKeon and Sofia Pernas

Directed by Alistair Orr

UK RELEASE DATE: 14th March 2016 from 101 Films

American tourists travel to Panama and have a very terrifying experience” via IMDb.

One creature I’ve been waiting to get a decent feature from is ‘El Chupacabra’. Being the little wannabe-Fox Mulder I was back in school, I used to subscribe to a magazine called ‘Sightings’ to get my monthly fix or conspiracy theories and UFO related shenanigans. One issue contained an article based around this monstrous creature, complete with sketches and blurry eyewitness photos. Incidents allegedly occurred in Mexico and Puerto Rico, and there is seriously some crazy stories out there from people who have encountered it. It made a difference to the typical ‘Grey’ aliens and stuff. This was a real monstrosity, with razor sharp claws and teeth like a shark! I’ve always thought it was ripe for use in a proper horror, but so far it’s been the odd naff Syfy movie or cash-in…

Until now.

prey2Five ridiculously good-looking Americans travel to Panama for … Continue reading

Nina Forever (2015) DVD Review

ninaforever1Nina Forever (UK, 2015)

Dir: Ben & Chris Blaine

Starring: Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, Fiona O’Shaughnessy

UK Release – DVD & Blu-Ray 22nd Feb 2016 from Studiocanal

Plot: When Holly (Hardingham) firsts hears about Rob (Barry), he is a tragic figure. Attempted suicide and a dead girlfriend. This curiosity leads to a romance between the pair. As the romance blooms, Nina (O’Shaughnessy) returns to haunt them. This restless spirit is determined to prove that you just can’t get over your ex.

When I first heard of Nina Forever, it was during last year’s Film4 FrightFest line up, one that I missed due to the sheer number of films on show during the festival. The premise piqued my interest then but what can you do. Thankfully now the wait is over and I’ve finally been able to see Nina Forever.

While it’s not the first film to use spiritual haunting as a metaphor for the lingering memories, painful or otherwise, of ex-partners, Nina Forever goes a little deeper than that. While Rob is haunted by Nina as the girl he lost, it’s through Holly’s experience with Nina that’s more impressive. Holly is … Continue reading

OMG… We’re In A Horror Movie (2014) Review

omgOMG… We’re In A Horror Movie (2014)

Running Time: 107 minutes

Director: Ajala Bandele

Cast: Ajala Bandele, Chris Hampton, Liz Fenning, Nils Jansson, Shanna Malcolm, Sharon Mae, Brendan McGowan

An ensemble, low budget film, OMG opens with six friends playing a board game and hanging out. After Tom’s (McGowan) psycho-ex Amy (Fenning) arrives, bringing the total to seven, a booming voice over is heard, informing the group that they are all in a horror movie. This fact is clarified by oddball of the group Kyle (Jansson), who tells them they’re probably all going to die and the killer will be the one they least suspect. Cue everyone’s panic, need to save themselves and immediate categorisation of the role they play and their likelihood of survival.

omg1With films such as Scream having kicked of the self-referential horror movie so successfully, it is no surprise that others haven taken up the mantle and chosen to teasingly play with conventions. This is the camp OMG firmly sits in, but it most definitely has it’s heart in comedy rather than horror. Sure, the premise is that … Continue reading

Nazi Sniper by Salem Kapsaski – Book Review

nazisniperNAZI SNIPER by SALEM KAPSASKI – Book Review

Set in West Germany during the run up to the Munich Olympics in 1972, Nazi Sniper tells the story of Ludwig Krantz, a Nazi war criminal carrying out a campaign of brutal attacks against the migrant workers he perceives to be destroying his country. With his eyesight failing Krantz is becoming increasingly dependent on his son Joseph to continue his violent cause. However following a lifetime of physical and mental bullying at the hands of his father Joseph is himself deeply troubled. As Krantz and his son descend ever deeper into darkness and violence they are pursued by a Jewish police kommissar Joachim “The Eagle” Adler.

Nazi Sniper is the debut novella from writer and film director Salem Kapsaski and is told from the three very different perspectives of Krantz, Joseph and Adler. The main characters develop well as the story progresses with exposition and back stories interspersed with the action in a way that doesn’t detract from the flow of the narrative. Kapsaski has clearly done his research with historical detail adding depth to the protagonists.

Given the nature of its subject … Continue reading