Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Review

deliver1Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Dir: Scott Derrikson

Written By: Scott Derrikson, Paul Harris Boardman

Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Joel McHale

Running Time- 118 mins.

Brooklyn police officer, Ralph Sarchie (Bana), has to team up with a priest (Ramirez) in order to fight against the spree of demonic possession-based crimes that have been plaguing the city.

It is a gut reaction to be instantly cynical whenever presented with the words ‘inspired by real events’. Expectations of quality of scares are raised to unreachable heights as audiences are expected to believe the impossible. This bold statement might have held more credibility, if there wasn’t the overbearing sense of having seen almost everything that this film presents a hundred times before.

The basis for the possession in the film stems from a discovered tomb in Iraq. There is the formation of an unlikely duo of a policeman teaming up with a boxing, troubled priest to solve a slew of demonic crimes that will test their faith. What few uninteresting little extras that are dashed on top of the threadbare narrative feel like the … Continue reading

The Guest is Invited To Cinemas on 5th September

theguest1THE GUEST IS INVITED TO CINEMAS ON 5th SEPTEMBER

“A mesmerising performance from Dan Stevens – ****”
Empire

“Will have genre fans grinning from ear to ear – ****”
Total Film

“Dan Stevens oozes movie star charisma – ****”
Heat

“Dan Stevens makes an incredible transformation to ice cool star – Hollywood take notice ****”
Glamour

See Dan Stevens like you have never seen him before in The Guest in UK cinemas on 5th September.

theguest-1Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, the Peterson family finds some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David (Dan Stevens), a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna and Luke are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over. Though he appears to be the perfect houseguest, a mysterious and sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is actually … Continue reading

Branded To Kill (1967) BluRay Review

Branded To Kill (Cover)BRANDED TO KILL (1967)

Dir: Seijun Suzuki

Starring: Jo Shishido, Koji Nanbara, Annu Mari, Mariko Ogawa.

Running Time: 91 minutes

Released UK in Dual Format from Arrow Video 18th August 2014.

The only flaw in the work of Seijun Suzuki is that he was at least two decades ahead of his time. He made 42 films for the Japanese studio Nikkatsu over a 12 years period. Many of them were routine B-pictures but signs of what was to follow could be found in early works such as Underworld Beauty (1958) and Take Aim At The Police Van (1960). With Youth Of The Beast (1963), he started to explore a more idiosyncratic and daring approach in the films he was contracted to make. Increasingly strong and innovative movies followed including Kanto Wanderer (1963), The Flowers And The Angry Waves (1964), Gate Of Flesh (1964) and Story Of A Prostitute (1965), but after directing Tattooed Life (1965), Nikkatsu president Kyusaku Hori stepped in and warned him to tone it down and play it straight. His response included the masterpiece Tokyo Drifter (1966), and its equally impressive companion piece Branded … Continue reading

Indiegogo Campaign for UK Horror Film ‘Cul-De-Sac’

cul-de-sacindiegogoIndiegogo Campaign for UK Horror Film ‘Cul-De-Sac’

“Nature is a relentless, unforgiving beast.”

When ambitious, yet naive, media student Alexa Golding embarks on a film-making assignment into the belly of an ancient forest, she invokes the wrath of a malevolent entity and quickly discovers horrific truths lurking within local dogma… and that some stories are best left untold.

SYNOPSIS
A truly terrifying ‘monster in the house’ movie based within ‘Sackbury Pitch’- an ancient old English forest sheltering the remains of an iron age hill fort inhabited by Queen Boadiccea and her Iceni tribe during the invasion of Camulodunum and foreboding tales of the malevolent ‘spirit of the wood ‘.

Armed with research highlighting several horrific reports of disappearances, murders and paranormal activity within Sackbury Pitch over the past decades University media student Alexa Golding enlists the support of fellow student, Jez Wallace and her ‘batshit crazy’ boyfriend Will to embark on a camping trip to document the story of the ‘Sackbury Demon’. Feisty, and desperate to prove her worth as a future front line war correspondent, Alexa’s potential fears are balanced by a burning desire to prove she has … Continue reading

Arrow Video Announce Killer Klowns From Outer Space on Blu-Ray & DVD + Blu-Ray Steelbook – 15th September

kkfosKILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE ON BLU-RAY & DVD and BLU-RAY STEELBOOK – 15th SEPTEMBER
IN SPACE NO ONE CAN EAT ICE CREAM…

Arrow Video is excited to announce the release of the 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, available on Blu-ray & DVD and as an exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook from 15th September. Playing colourful homage to such ’50s B-movie drive-in classics as The Blob (1958) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) while providing plenty of original shocks and scares itself, Killer Klowns from Outer Space is energetic, punk and every bit as funny as it is scary.

As movie titles go, few are quite as descriptive as Killer Klowns from Outer Space, a vivid mesh of horror, sci-fi and comedy which does exactly what it says on the tin. When a troupe of aliens who happen to resemble circus clowns park their UFO (which happens to resemble a big top tent) in small-town USA, it spells trouble for the locals. As the Killer Klowns begin kidnapping the town’s residents and turning them into sugary circus snacks, it’s up to young Debbie Stone and Mike Tobacco … Continue reading

Sam Haynes – Spine Chillers CD Review

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As All Hallow’s Eve draws ever closer and the long days turn into dark nights horror fans can now revel in the haunting sound-scapes of UK EDM Horror music pioneers Sam Haynes as 2014 brings us another studio release for all your Halloween and horror themed nights.

Spine Chillers brings plenty to the table for fans of 80s horror synth and electronic dance music. The scene which has seen a boom over the past few years with a resurgence of both classic re-issues and modern music is been held at the forefront by UK Label Graveyard Calling with a wealth of excellent music on the horizon.

Things open hauntingly with the intro Death Comes Creeping in, a mellow and atmospheric track which sets the atmosphere and tone perfectly in its relatively short runtime.

People already familiar with the work of Sam Haynes will find plenty of new things to discover with this set of tracks breathing new life into his style making it both work well on Haunts and horror themed parties without being relegated to that alone, this is ideal music to … Continue reading

UK Production Company Venomous Little Man announce new horror project BAD MEDICINE !

UK Production Company Venomous Little Man announce new horror project BAD MEDICINE !

 

BM LogoBirmingham-based film company, Venomous Little Man (“VLM”) are looking for investors for their next project, as they prepare to shoot and produce their next motion picture.

Bad Medicine is a feature length, psychological horror film. It takes place in a mental health ward during a therapy session, where the participants tell their individual stories of the horrific and shocking events that led them to be where they are now. The film is a horror portmanteau featuring five short films bound together by a wrap -around story.

With filming scheduled to start in December 2014 in and around Birmingham, “Bad Medicine” was written by Amazon #1 bestselling horror author DAVE JEFFERY, and is the follow-up to the highly successful “Ascension”, which scooped the “Best Director” gong at the 2013 Bram Stoker Film Festival for JAMES HART.

It is no coincidence that some of the actors who worked on VLM’s previous film have not hesitated to sign up again for this next thrilling project. Based on the praise that “Ascension” received, they have all jumped at the … Continue reading

Network releases Two Hammer Horror titles on Blu-ray in UK – 8th September

Network releases Two Hammer Horror titles on Blu-ray in UK – 8 September

 

HAMMER HORROR’S TWINS OF EVIL (15)
COMES TO BLU-RAY

Part of ‘The British Film’ collection

twinsofevildvdDIRECTED with characteristic style and energy by cult filmmaker John Hough (The Legend Of Hell House, The Watcher In The Woods) and starring horror legend Peter Cushing (Horror Of Dracula, The Curse Of Frankenstein), Twins of Evil (15) combines the signature Hammer elements of supernatural horror, black humour and fabulously lurid sensuality. Twins of Evil will be released on Blu-ray by Network Distributing on 8 September 2014, RRP £14.99.
Featuring an all-time classic score by Harry Robinson, Twins Of Evil also stars Kathleen Byron (Black Narcissus), Isobel Black (The Kiss of the Vampire) and Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets), with Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson as the twins.

Glamorous identical orphaned twins Maria and Frieda move from Vienna to the village of Karnstein to take up a new life with their submissive aunt and grim uncle – a fanatical Puritan and leader of a witch-hunting religious sect who is determined to kill his nemesis, Count Karnstein: a … Continue reading

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story Of The VHS Collector (2013) DVD Review

TRACKING 001ADJUST YOUR TRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE VHS COLLECTOR (2013) DVD

Directed By: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic

Written By: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic

Starring: Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Fred Vogel, Keith J. Crocker

UK Certification: E

RRP: £14.99

Running Time: 81 minutes

Distributor: Wienerworld

UK Release Date: 25th August 2014

“It’s like vinyl – it sounds different, it looks different. Now we’re older we want to go back to the way we first experienced it”. Perry Horton – Movie Madness.

 

VHS was my first movie watching format, but being the fickle, easily led soul that I am I fell for DVD the minute it came along. Blu-ray caught my attention a couple of years later, and with the evolution of these formats I lay in the camp of the naïve and expectant “its fine… EVERYTHING on video is going to come out on DVD – we just have to wait!”.

That’s obviously not the case and nor will it ever be, so my time of leisurely casting off my hefty VHS collection with the misplaced arrogance of them being surplus still habitually wakes me … Continue reading

Final Girls a short season of feminist horror at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

Final Girls a short season of feminist horror at The Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Sat 6 Sep 2014 – Tue 16 Sep 2014

For more info and tickets visit HERE

Part of Sophia Al-Maria: Virgin With A Memory

In a Hostel world what’s a Scream queen to do? This short season of extreme horror presents five feminist films that champion the last woman standing, proving all you need for a movie is a girl with some guts.

Curated by artist Sophia Al-Maria, whose exhibition Virgin with a Memory draws on the themes in female-centric horror.

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  • SAT 06
    SEP 20:40

18

  • Richard Bates Jr
  • In English
  • 81 mins

Showing as part of  Continue reading