Arrow Video to Release Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats: Two Adaptations from Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci

Released in time for Halloween, Arrow Video is pleased to announce the special edition box set, Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci, featuring stunning new 2K transfers of two gothic, gory and totally original adaptations of Poe’s famous yarn The Black Cat from directors Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci.



Martino’s Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and Fulci’s The Black Cat will be housed together as part of this new box-set which is limited to a run of 3,000 copies in the UK and 3,000 copies in the US.

This new set will include a host of extras which are detailed below and include exclusive new interviews with Sergio Martino and actress Dagmar Lassander. This exciting new set will also include an 80-page booklet containing new articles on the films, Lucio Fulci’s last ever interview and a reprint of Poe’s original story. The set will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on 19th October.


Edgar Allan Poe’s celebrated story The Black Cat has provided the inspiration … Continue reading

An Interview With Ally McLean – Star of The Whispers of Elderon!

Toronto based actress Ally McLean who plays Maya in The Whispers of Elderon took some time to talk to us about her involvement in the Elderon series

UKHS – Ally, you play Maya in The Whispers of Elderon series, the brainchild of Terry. How did you get involved?

ALLY – Well, it’s actually a funny story, I was looking online for an audition and I came across Terry’s ad for Elderon and became very excited after reading Maya’s bio. I immediately applied and Terry got back to me quickly. He asked me to audition for him and he sent his address and when I googled where I had to go I was perplexed when google maps took me up and out of Toronto and into Vancouver! I was so embarrassed and immediately messaged Terry to apologize for missing a pretty big detail, he said it wasn’t a problem and offered me to video audition. I couldn’t believe my luck and even to this day I’m so grateful that he gave me such an amazing opportunity! Next thing I knew, I was on a plane by myself off to Vancouver!

UKHS – Wow, hey, I’ve done that with jobs. Not quite … Continue reading

Another World (2015) Review

aworld1Another World (2015)

Directed by Eitan Reuven

Starring: Zach Cohen, Carl McCrystal, Susanne Gschwendtner and Davina Kevelson

UK Release TBC from High Fliers Films

An unknown apocalyptic style event has taken place. Two pairs of strangers band together to increase their survival chances. They move from location to location, always trying to stay ahead of the mutants. The mutants are essentially infected humans and spread the infection. The group move around quickly between places, hoping to survive long enough for the mutants to starve to death. Plot wise, it sounds generic and a relatively standard piece of post-apocalyptism, but the film does hold a couple of good twists, decent pacing and in parts, an excellent use of sound and silence.

A feature début for director Eitan Reuven and a cast of generally unknown actors. Carl McCrystal and Susanne Gschwendtner perhaps the most recognizable, McCrystal has appeared numerous times in Eastenders and Coronation Street, but also the After Dark film Dread. Davina Kevelson and Zach Cohen although lesser known, are equally as good. Another World definitely has its slow parts but the strength of the performances really hold it together. Sometimes the … Continue reading

Julia (2014) Review

julia1Julia (2014)

Director: Matthew A. Brown

Writer: Matthew A. Brown

Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy

UK DVD Release Date: 7 Sept. 2015 from Matchbox Films

Innocent and sweet nurse Julia gets drugged and raped by a man and his friends who leave her for dead. She survives and joins a cult/support group helping women overcome their ordeal and by unorthodox methods, regain power over the men who have attacked them.

Impressively shot for a début full length feature from Matthew A Brown. Brown’s CV consists of writing and directing short drama pieces. Julia is well made but not overly engaging. This is more of an art film than the standard rape revenge thriller such as I Spit On Your Grave, Last House on the Left etc.

julia3Our main character, Julia is played by Ashley C. Williams, most famous for being the middle section of in the disgusting cult horror The Human Centipede. William’s acting is pretty good to be fair. She makes for a really likeable lead who, as an audience we really empathise with and root for… at the … Continue reading

A Haunting In Cawdor (2015) Review

cawdorA Haunting In Cawdor (2015)

Directed and Written by Phil Wurtzel

Starring Shelby Young, Michael Welch and Cary Elwes.

UK Cinema release October 9th 2015

What’s it all about: Vivian is a young woman serving jail time. She, along with a group of other troubled young people get a chance to serve their time at The Cawdor Barn Theatre on a work release program. There they will stage a version of ‘The Scottish Play’. But, all is not well and dark secrets are bubbling beneath the service, when Vivian discovers a mysterious video tape things start to unravel…uh oh!

Okay, so we have a group of troubled teens in a remote area and something sinister is going on. We have a mysterious video tape. We have a man with a dark past. We have a wood chipper. Everything is lined up with promise of something, although a little run of the mill, that could turn out to be a fun, thrilling journey. Unfortunately, what we get is something completely lacking in tension and atmosphere.

It feels like writer director Wurzel has aimed for a character piece driven by emotion and drama … Continue reading

Grimmfest Friday 2nd October 2015 – A Review

Grimmfest Friday 2nd October 2015 – A Review

gf2015Friday is always my favourite day over the years at Grimmfest. I believe this is because it is the first full day of screenings and I am not overtired ! So after a good 6 hours sleep I rolled up at The Odeon Printworks around 11.30am and ready for 7 feature films back-to-back (although I ducked out of Scream to get some dinner and stretch my legs. So make it 6 films). After visiting ‘The Hub’, which was an area for Grimmlins to hang out and had traders and the guys from Bitlord with their horror gaming , I then settled myself in the main auditorium for some German Angst!

german_angst-thumb-300xauto-38521_1200_1696_81_sGerman Angst (2015)
Directors – Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall.

I won’t go into too much detail as we will be having a full review coming soon. But German Angst is a tryptych of short films from three wonderful and controversial directors. First up is Jorg Buttgereit’s Final Girl which focuses on a young female and her Guinea pig. I … Continue reading

An Interview with Terry Marriott creator of Elderon

Here we have an interview with accomplished VFX artist Terry Marriott who has plied his artistry on blockbusters such as Jurassic World, Inception and Edgar Wright’s World End, he talks to UK Horror Scene about his passion project Elderon.

elderon1UKHS – Hey Terry, thanks for joining me. Tell us a bit about Elderon, how was it born?

TM – Thanks for having me. Elderon is the love child of everything I hold dear in the film industry. I wanted to create something that would have legs to grow.

UKHS – When did you first conceive the idea for it?

TM – The idea was conceived back in 2007 at University. We were told to create a narrative from a fairy tale and create something new. The early structures from this film was born from the idea of Little Red Ridding Hood. The idea of a little girl being tricked by a monster.

UKHS – How much do you feel it has developed since then?

TM – Although I had a early draft of the screenplay I knew that there was a ton of development to work on. From 2007 the film … Continue reading

Red Headed Revolution unleashes horror short TAILYPO & watch it here !!

tailypoRed Headed Revolution unleashes a tale of a tail in creepy Tailypo short.

The Appalachian cryptozoology folk tale of “The Tailypo” has been brought to life, in a terrifying live action film from director Cameron McCasland.

McCasland had been carrying the Tailypo story around for years stating, “The first time I heard this legend I was in elementary school, and my teacher told it to us around Halloween. It always stuck with me, and creeped me out. I wanted to tell it again, in a way that was frightening, but still accessible in the same way it was to me as a kid.”

Tailypo re-teams McCasland with actor David Chattam who had previously appeared as Carl Degas in his 2014 released slasher film, The Lashman. McCasland said of working with Chattam, “Dave wasn’t what I had in mind originally when I was casting The Lashman, but his audition blew me away. He was on set for a day and was just a joy to work with. I started writing Tailypo with him in mind, but I never told him until the script was ready. I honestly don’t know if I would … Continue reading

Body Snatchers aka Lost Time (2014) Review

bodysnatchers1Body Snatchers aka LOST TIME (2014)

Directed by Christian Sesma

Written by Kenneth Owens, Christian Sesma & Rochelle Vallese

Starring Rochelle Vallese, Luke Goss, Robert Davi, Derek Mears, Lin Shaye.

UK DVD – Out now !

After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light…12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.

They say that the most important part of any script or film is the opening and the closing moments. Grip them at the start, and let them leave happy. And the join in the middle should take care of itself. “LOST TIME” definitely gets the first part right, but is hampered by a middle that doesn’t live up to it, and an ending that just left me scratching my head…

Remember in the mid-90’s, when the world was obsessed with little green men, and the video shelves were full of “truth is out there” flicks like The Shadow Men, Progeny, and the absolute stone cold Charlie … Continue reading

Fabulous Films Announce Alfred Hitchcock Presents – The Complete Collection on 35 Discs

ahp1-7boxFabulous Films have announced the amazing release of Alfred Hitchcock Presents . It will be released in a 35 disc , 268 episode full 7 season Box-Set, and also released in individual seasons from November 2nd 2015.

This is a huge release and to the best of my knowledge the first time it has been released in the UK as a complete collection box-set.


ahpRelease Date: November 2nd 2015 BOX SET
Release Type: DVD (35 Discs)
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 6679 mins
Price: £149.99
Label: Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises


Release Date: November 2nd 2015 Individual Seasons
Release Type: DVD
(S1:6 Discs, S2&3:5 Discs each, S4:4 Discs, S5 to S7:5 Discs each)
Certificate: S1 and S2 – PG, S3 to S7 – Cert 12
Running Time: S1 – 961mins, S2 – 958 mins, S3 – 963 mins, S4 – 930 mins, S5 -930 mins, S6 – 962 mins, S7 – 975 mins
Price: £29.99 each
Label: Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises

Join the legendary “Master … Continue reading