About Andy Deen

A horror fan for as far back as I can remember . The first things that scared me were Doctor Who and the BBC ghost stories . As an early teen the video revolution came along and with it the Video Nasty campaign , and through all that I immersed myself in all things nasty. I love Slashers, Haunted House Stories and Devil Worshipping/Panic Films . I watch too much horror , listen to loud Heavy Metal and enjoy the odd tattoo \m/\m/

Director Chris Cronin Announces Crowdfunding Campaign for New Film Oscar’s Bell

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Director Chris Cronin Announces Crowdfunding Campaign for New Film Oscar’s Bell

Award winning director Chris Cronin has launched a crowdfunding campaign for his latest film Oscar’s Bell. Oscar’s Bell is an atmospheric horror short film that will be shot in Manchester over several nights. The film features rising star Paul Bullion as Duncan, a forest ranger. Paul is best known for his role as Billy Kitchen in Peaky Blinders where he appeared alongside Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, and as Nicolae in Dracula Untold. The film follows Duncan’s weekly camping trip with his dog Oscar. The evening begins like the countless others they have spent pitched up in their favourite spots looking out at the nearby forest, however when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back. Fearing for their safety, he is forced into making a terrible decision.

The filmmakers are hoping to raise £5,500 towards making the film. Oscar’s Bell is inspired by classic horror films like The Conjuring and The Innkeepers that relied on creating a sense of dread and foreboding, rather than special effects to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Director Chris Cronin said; “I’ve been excited to make Oscar’s Bell for a long time. I’ve always been a fan of old classics such as The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby and The Entity. It’s going to be a great atmospheric piece that will hopefully grip audiences and show off a different side to my directing.”

Chris is well known for his high concept films that have thrilled audiences around the world. He was one of twelve filmmakers selected for the inaugural Frontières Finance Forum, an initiative launched by Cannes and Fantasia Film Festivals. He will be presenting his vision for horror feature film Malevolent, alongside the producers of Love & Friendship, The Witch and director of Sherlock and Doctor Who who will be pitching their next projects. Chris’ previous films include Balcony which won at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival and was described as; “A well-made and unique, but more importantly, intriguing piece of work that leaves you thinking about it after the 14th and final second has passed.” David F. Sandberg, director of Lights Out and Annabelle 2 selected Balcony to receive the Technical Achievement Award at the 15 Second Horror Challenge. Chris’ previous films have won several awards including People’s Choice Award in the Reed Film competition at BAFTA for his short Peter and Best Director for the 48FilmProject Unkillable, presented at Directors Guild of America.

The campaign offers a range of perks for supporting the film. One special reward that is sure to delight any horror fans out there is the chance to vote on 2 alternate endings and help the filmmakers pick which one should be used in the official release. The filmmakers will also be hosting a private Skype session where aspiring filmmakers will be able to ask them questions about their own careers. More information about the project can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/oscar-s-bell-a-short-horror-film/x/12916452#/

This is the second time that director Chris Cronin and producer Andrew Oldbury will be collaborating. Their first film together was the crowd pleaser Moments about a hopeless romantic who always seems to miss out on those special moments in life. Moments was originally created for the Virgin Media Shorts competition in 2013, it has since gone on to be shown at over 60 film festivals across the world and won several awards. Producer Andrew Oldbury explained his reason for joining the film; “Working with Chris on Moments was a fantastic experience, when he told me his vision for Oscar’s Bell I was blown away and knew that I wanted to help him make it.”

For more information about Oscar’s Bell, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OscarsBell/ and for more information about Chris Cronin: http://www.chriscronin.co.uk/

Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with a record-breaking fourteen titles

rsz_frightfest_glasgow_logoHorror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with a record-breaking fourteen titles

Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.

Kicking off with a special screening of A CURE FOR WELLNESS, an intense psychological ride from Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING. and ending in sex and blood-drenched frenzy with the UK premiere of Roberto San Sebastián’s THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN, the 2017 line-up Is a shivering selection of the finest and wildest new fear-stokers the genre has to offer.

This year there are two films screening on the Thursday night. Following the 9pm showing of A CURE FOR WELLNESS is an exclusive unveiling of PHANTASM: REMASTERED, a new 4K restoration of the never forgotten fantasy horror masterpiece.

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A Cure For Wellness

Friday’s line-up springs into high-octane action with the UK premiere of Matthias Hoene’s blockbusting $50 million fantasy epic THE WARRIOR’S GATE. This is followed by the UK Premiere of IT STAINS THE SANDS RED, a thrilling and unexpectedly heart-felt zombie road movie. Director Colin Minihan and lead actress Brittany Allen will be in attendance. Next up is THE TRANSFIGURATION, Michael O’Shea’s nihilistic meditation on millennial angst that took Cannes 2016 by storm. We’re pleased to say that Michael will be joining us to discuss the film.
Our 9pm presentation unleashes monster mash fury with the original Gangsta Lizard wreaking fabulous havoc in the UK Premiere of SHIN GODZILLA and rounding off the evening in visually stunning style is the first UK showing of Joe Dietsch & Louie Gibson’s award-winning HAPPY HUNTING, a dark and dangerous unfolding of desert death games.

Getting the Saturday programme started with considerable bite is the UK premiere of CAGE DIVE, Gerald Rascionato’s well-received take on survivor reality TV. This is followed by the hotly anticipated UK premiere of FASHIONISTA, Simon Rumley’s shockingly hypnotic exploration of addiction, body image and transformation. Considered by US critics to be his best film to date, Simon will be in attendance to discuss the film.

Also in attendance is Steven Kastrissios, director of BLOODLANDS. the first ever collaboration between Australia and Albania and the Balkan country’s first foray into horror cinema. Kastrissios’ passion project invites you to explore the mind-set of modern Albania while embarking on a spellbinding journey into terror. This is the World Premiere and Steven will be joined on stage by the main cast.

Make sure you’re strapped in for the UK premiere of our next presentation – Christopher Smith’s twisted revenge road move DETOUR. We’re thrilled that Chris will be joining us.

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Hounds of Love

Saturday evening unfolds in adrenaline-fueled style with the UK premiere of Stefan Ruzowitzky’s PATIENT ZERO, starring Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci and Natalie Dormer battling super-fit, highly intelligent undead killers! This is followed by the UK premiere of Ben Young’s powerfully disturbing debut HOUNDS OF LOVE, a unique three-way study of a serial-killing couple and their latest female victim.

To end this year’s global feast of fear is the UK premiere of an extreme horror comedy pushing ALL the boundaries. Roberto San Sebastián’s THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN is disgusting, offensive, hilarious and totally brilliant!

In addition, there is a sneak preview of Dominic Brunt’s ADULT BABIES, with the popular actor / director in attendance and let’s not forget those great give-aways!

Alan Jones, co-director, said today: “What a privilege for Horror Channel FrightFest to return to the open arms of the Glasgow Film Festival. Each of our forensically assembled line-up has been chosen on the basis it has something new and unique to offer, something we feel worth championing to our discerning Scottish audiences. So join us as we step beyond the pale together into the safe darkness of sinister cinema where genre transcends all and unites us as one chilled community.”

FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon Jan 16, 2016.  Passes cover all films on Fri 24 & Sat 25 Feb ONLY.

Tickets for ‘A Cure for Wellness’ and ‘Phantasm: Remastered’ ’ plus individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon Jan 23 from 10am. Price: £10.00. £8 concession.

To book tickets:
+44 (0)141 332 6535 / [email protected] / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

Programme details

THURS 23 FEB – GFT Screen 1

21:00 A CURE FOR WELLNESS (Special screening)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs, Celia Imrie. USA 2017. 18.  126 mins, Thanks to 20th Century Fox.

PHANTASMRemastered-323:40 PHANTASM: REMASTERED (Scottish Premiere)

Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, meet horror icon Angus Scrimm as a malevolent mortician sending bizarre murder victims into another dimension where they become slave dwarves. A macabre funhouse of shock that weaves a powerful primal spell, the unforgettable silver sphere that drills out brains is back in a phantasmagorical fusion of surreal imagery, outlandish thrills and super scares.

Director: Don Coscarelli. Cast: Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Angus Scrimm. USA 1979. 84 mins. 18. Thanks to Arrow Films.

FRI 24 FEB – GFT Screen 1

13:30 THE WARRIOR’S GATE (UK Premiere)

Produced and written by Luc Besson and long-time collaborator Robert Mark Kamen (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) and directed by COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES maestro Matthias Hoene, the rip-roaring spectacular adventure finds hapless teenager Jack magically transported to ancient China where he must learn to convert his awesome video gaming skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior to bring peace to the warring kingdom. THE LAST STARFIGHTER goes CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON in an enthralling fable opening up a whole innovative East meets West universe of wonder and imagination.

Director: Matthias Hoene. Cast: David Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton. France/China 2016. 90 mins. 15. Thanks to Europacorp.

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First came the massive hit GRAVE ENCOUNTERS and the sci-fi shocker EXTRATERRESTRIAL and now director Colin Minihan and co-writer Stuart Ortiz, aka The Vicious Brothers have fashioned an unusual. ‘walking dead’ movie. After a horrendous flesh-eating apocalypse, Las Vegas wild child Molly finds herself stranded in the desert with a ravenously relentless zombie hot on her high heels. Forever trying to give it the ingenious slip, the lone stalker has no need of rest and soon it becomes her only physical contact in a world gone mad haunted by her dark past.

Director: Colin Minihan. Cast: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir. USA 2016. 92 mins. 18. Thanks to Digital Interference Productions and Grasswood Media.

18:30 THE TRANSFIGURATION (UK Premiere)

Orphaned African-American teen Milo thinks he’s undead in director Michael O’Shea’s fiercely independent first feature. To escape his depressing life, Milo has drenched himself in vampire lore gleaned from such horror classics as NOSFERATU, MARTIN, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE LOST BOYS and NEAR DARK and has taken to sublimating his morbid fantasies bloodsucking on strangers. It’s when he befriends the equally troubled Sophie that a clear course of action presents itself providing liberation and tragic redemption.

Director: Michael O’Shea. Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Moten. USA 2016. 97 mins. 18. Thanks to Soda Pictures.

shingodzilla_321:00 SHIN GODZILLA (European Premiere)

Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, is back for a record-breaking box-office reboot of Toho’s kaiju classic. Present-day Japan, and an unexplained seismic event has occurred off the coast of Shinagawa, causing ripple effects all the way to the capital. Ministers scramble to figure out what’s going on but only cabinet secretary Rando Yaguchi knows what the audience already does. That Godzilla has majestically returned and has his fire-breathing, stomping sights on Tokyo once more.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi. Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara. Japan 2016. 120 mins. 18. Thanks to Altitude Films.

23:15 HAPPY HUNTING (UK Premiere)

Warren is a degenerate drifter. On his way down to Mexico he finds himself stranded in Bedford Flats a one-horse town deep in the American desert. Unfortunately for him the town’s pastime is rounding up drifters and hunting them as part of an elaborate sporting event. This most dangerous and deadly game and bloody fight for survival is about to begin!

Directors: Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson. Cast: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Connor Willimas. USA 2016. 91 mins.18.Thanks to WTFilms

SAT 25 FEB – GFT Screen 1

CageDive-310:00 CAGE DIVE (UK Premiere)

CAGE DIVE follows three friends from California who set out to film an audition tape for submission to an extreme reality game show. To ensure they stand out, they decide to travel to Australia where they will be documenting themselves taking part in a most extreme activity…Shark Cage Diving. While on the dive, a catastrophic turn of events leaves them in baited water full of hungry Great White Sharks and turns there audition tape into a survival diary.

Director: Gerald Rascionato. Cast: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Magan Peta Hill, Suzanne Dervish-Ali. Australia 2017. 80 mins. 18. Thanks to Lionsgate Films.

11:45 FASHIONISTA (UK Premiere)

After RED, WHITE AND BLUE and JOHNNY FRANK GARRET’S LAST WORD comes uber-eccentric director Simon Rumley’s third distinctive Austin, Texas, based shocker., this sleekly demented De Palma-esque nightmare is set in the vintage clothing world where hipster shop owners April and Eric find their marriage tested when she begins to suspect her husband of having an affair. Her suspicions confirmed, April seeks sexual validation with the very mysterious and kinky Randall setting off a chain reaction of stylish fever dream madness, vogue fantasy role-playing and chic ultra-shriek.

Director: Simon Rumley. Cast: Amanda Fuller, Ethan Embry, Eric Balfour. USA 2016. 110 mins. 18. Thanks to Simon Rumley.

Bloodlands-114:20 BLOODLANDS (World Premiere)

Fear the Shtriga! Written and directed by Steven Kastrissios who made his intense debut with THE HORSEMAN comes Albania’s first ever break-out genre film. Rooted in the very real phenomenon of blood feuds still plaguing the land, a struggling Albanian family, wrestling with traditions and superstition, must unite against another mysterious mountain clan’s aggressions. A surreal, remarkable and highly unusual voyage through the fantasy lens of whispered local mythologies,

Director: Steven Kastrissios. Cast: Gëzim Rudi, Emiljano Palali, Suela Bako. Australia/Albania 2016. 82 mins. 18. Thanks to Steven Kastrissios.

16:30 DETOUR (UK Premiere)

A tense, deftly constructed noir thriller from Christopher Smith, director of CREEP, SEVERANCE, BLACK DEATH and TRIANGLE. Law student Harper suspects his stepdad Vincent of causing the car crash that landed his mother in a coma. A chance meeting in a bar with a tough redneck and his girlfriend leads to a road trip of revenge and spiralling violence.

Director : Christopher Smith. Cast: Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, Stephen Moyer. UK 2016. 97 mins. 18. Thanks to Dan Films.

rsz_patient_zero-118:55 PATIENT ZERO (UK Premiere)

Humanity is battling intelligent creatures born from a viral super-strain. After being bitten human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realises he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. From Stefan Ruzowitzky director of ANATOMY, ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN and THE COUNTERFEITERS.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky. Cast: Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Clive Standen, Agness Deyn. UK 2017. R/T TBA. 18. Thanks to Sony Pictures

21:10 HOUNDS OF LOVE  (UK Premiere)

In the mid 1980’s seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed serial-killing couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. Inspired by real life crimes, A superbly acted and powerful debut feature.

Director: Ben Young. Cast:  Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter. Australia 2016. 108 mins. 18. Thanks to Arrow Films

TheNightoftheVirgin-423:20 THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (UK Premiere)

At a New Year’s Eve party, nerdy and naïve Nico sets out to lose his virginity. After striking out with drunken babes, his gaze crosses to Medea, an attractive if mature woman. Before he knows what’s happening he’s whisked to Medea’s filthy apartment where sinister Asian artefacts adorn the shelves, cockroaches crawl the floors and an ancient prophecy rears its head along with the rowdy gay neighbours and a very jealous ex-boyfriend.

Director: Roberto San Sebastián. Cast: Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Víctor Amilibia. Spain 2016. 117 mins. 18. Thanks to Kevin I. Rodríguez/Platanobolígrafo.

For further information: www.frightfest.co.uk

Beyond The Gates hits UK DVD On Feb 20th from Signature Entertainment UK

rsz_1rsz_btg1Beyond The Gates hits UK DVD On Feb 20th from Signature Entertainment UK.

Get ready to experience this season’s freshest horror. Highly praised during it’s recent premiere at FrightFest, _Beyond the Gates_ is a gore-filled tribute to 80’s horror and board games of the same era.

Seven months after their father’s disappearance, estranged brothers Gordon and John Hardesty reunite to liquidate their Dad’s anaemic video store. Soon after, they unearth an old VHS board game that acts as an inter-dimensional hub to a nightmare world where their Father’s soul is trapped and can only be saved by playing the game…

Tense, scary and full of nostalgic thrills, _Beyond the Gates_ is directed by Jackson Stewart and stars Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Matt Mercer, Brea Grant and Re-Animator’s Barbara Crampton.

PRECISION PICTURES PRESENTS BEYOND THE GATES ON DIGITAL FROM 13TH FEBRUARY & DVD 20TH FEBRUARY, 2017

Win a copy of Satanic on DVD courtesy of Soda Pictures!

rsz_1rsz_satanicUK readers we have 1 x DVD of Satanic to give away courtesy of Soda Pictures.

Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime Satanic Panic-era sites, only to find themselves interrupting an apparent human sacrifice. They save the young victim, but she turns out to be much more dangerous than the cult from which she escaped, unleashing an evil spirit who will hunt the friends down one by one… Starring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Justin Chon (Twilight Saga), Clara Mamet (Bad Neighbours 2), and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham).

Satanic is out now on DVD from Soda Pictures here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Satanic-DVD-Sarah-Hyland/dp/B01M4J8XJP/

To win the DVD you must live in the UK , then simply email [email protected] with your name and full address and put Satanic in the subject line. And one lucky winner will be drawn at random when the competition closes on Sunday 22nd January.

Thanks for viewing and good luck!!

We Have A Copy of The Sect on BluRay to Give Away from Shameless Films.

rsz_sectThanks to our good friends at Shameless we have 1 x BluRay of Michele Soavi’s stunning The Sect to give away to a lucky UK reader.

The Sect is available from Shameless Films here – http://www.shameless-films.com/shop/The-Sect-aka-La-Setta-Blu-ray.html

Satanic sacrifice, face-ripping gore and a channel-hopping bunny! Director Michele Soavi (THE CHURCH, CEMETERY MAN) and writer/producer Dario Argento welcome to you the dark and demented world of THE SECT.

Watch with glee while schoolteacher (Kelly Curtis) becomes the target of a devil-worshipping sect. Soon her friends either disappear, become crazed zombie-like murderers or get their hearts ripped out…still beating. Some even jerk back to life in an undead bloodletting frenzy! Is Jamie-Lee Curtis’ sister loosing her mind or has the devil come into her? Adding 666 degrees of terror to a Rosemary’s Baby scenario, Soavi blowtorches a diabolic opus that will have you clawing your face off with fear!

Shameless is pleased to introduce the first ever 2K HD restored and longest ever version of THE SECT, entirely faithful to Soavi’s original vision of occult and zoogenic mayhem.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing BluRay then you must be in the UK and then simply email [email protected] with your name and full address and put Sect in the subject line. A winner will be chosen at random when the competition ends on Sunday 22nd January.
Thanks and good luck!!

Women in Horror Film Festival Call for Entries

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The Women in Horror Film Festival is now open for submissions through FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIHFF.

WIHFF is excited to welcome their growing panel of judges who consist of Hannah Neurotica, founder of Women in Horror Month and the Ax Wound Film Fest, Melissa Hannon founder of Horror Geek Life, April Bedan, Manager of Fangoria Musick, Brandon Taylor of Hollow Tree Films, Tanya Chuturkova, NYC based creative producer/director and Terri Adams, Atlanta based independent producer.

They are also thrilled to have the support of The Writer’s Store, Minuteman Press, We Are Indie Horror, Horror Homeroom, Terror Films and Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest. Thank you for supporting Women in Horror!

The festival will be coming to the community of Little Five Points September 21-24, 2017. Tickets will be available through the WIHFF website along with a schedule of events. WIHFF is proud to invite female horror filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world to submit their work to the fest.

For more information on the fest and how to get involved, please visit us online at www.WIHFF.com or on Facebook & Twitter @WIHFF.

Watch The Trailer For New Horror Feature ‘A Dark Song’

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In cinemas Spring 2017.  Available on Digital HD and DVD Summer 2017

Steve Oram (Sightseers, The World’s End, The Canal) and Catherine Walker (Leap Year, Patrick’s Day, Dark Touch) star in this new British horror about a determined young woman and a damaged occultist who risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that threatens to blur the boundaries between this world, and the next…

Having played at the 60th London Film Festival back in October, A DARK SONG arrives in cinemas Spring 2017 and will be available on Digital HD & DVD Summer 2017. Further info to follow soon!

Don’t Knock Twice – New Poster and Trailer now available!

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Starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton & Nick Moran
Directed by Caradog James
Produced by John Giwa-Amu
In UK Cinemas 31st March 2017

From the Award-winning team behind The Machine

SYNOPSIS

For Jess, life has never been better. A successful American sculptor, she has recently returned to the UK, where she spent much of her troubled youth. Now happily married, wealthy and settled, all that remains to make her life complete is to rebuild her relationship with Chloe, the daughter she was forced to give up nine years ago. So when Chloe agrees to come and live with her, Jess is optimistic that she can make amends and be a good mother once more.

What Jess doesn’t know is that Chloe has not come to stay because she wants to get to know her mother again. She has come because she is scared that a supernatural curse has claimed the life of her boyfriend, Danny, and is now coming for her. Chloe and Danny made the mistake of revisiting an abandoned house, once home to ‘Ginger’, a mysterious old woman said by some to be a witch. Local legend says that if you knock on her door then the vengeful ghost of Ginger will snatch you away to her hellish limbo.

At first Jess puts Chloe’s erratic behaviour down to the trauma of her past and the resentment she still feels for being abandoned. But soon Jess comes to realise that she is all that stands between her daughter and a formidable and terrifying supernatural force. Thrown into a battle for survival, Jess must learn the truth behind the legend of the witch and ultimately make the bravest sacrifice of all and knock on Ginger’s door herself…

Ash Mountain Films release the full length trailer for their debut feature film “Dogged”

rsz_doggedAsh Mountain Films release the full length trailer for their debut feature film “Dogged”.

Adapted from their award winning short film of the same name, the film is currently in post production.

Directed by Richard Rowntree and starring Sam Saunders & Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape from Cannibal Farm), principle photography wrapped on 6th November, and the film has an anticipated release date for late Spring 2017.

“Dogged” is a dark psychological thriller in the folk-horror sub-genre and was financed entirely through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

“When Sam returns home to the small tidal island where he grew up, he soon discovers that the rural community there harbour more than just a few secrets. As he tries to uncover the truth behind a young girl’s mysterious death, he’s lured into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a sinister group of masked maniacs who will stop at nothing to protect their identities, and hide the horrifying truth about the island.”

The short film on which “Dogged” is based is still doing the festival circuit, and recently won the award for “best micro short” at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.
rsz_dogged1About Ash Mountain Films
Ash Mountain Films was formed in 2013 by a group of enthusiastic, committed and talented filmmakers in Slough, Berkshire. Headed up by Richard Rowntree, Christopher Foulser and Lee Wignall, the company has completed six short films to date, including “Dogged”, “Absent Friends” and “Fixation(s)”. Having had their films screen at festivals in the UK, US, Mexico and Italy among others, they operate with low budgets and high expectations. “Dogged” is their first foray into feature length films, and they have a slate of further pictures in the horror genre on the horizon.

Website: www.ashmountainfilms.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doggedhorrormovie/

Twitter:

@DoggedTheMovie
@ashmountainfilm
@r_rowntree

We Have A Copy of The Church on DVD to Give Away from Shameless Films.

churchThanks to our good friends at Shameless we have 1 x DVD of Michele Soavi’s stunning The Church (La Chiesa) to give away to a lucky UK reader.

The Church is available from Shameless Films here – http://www.shameless-films.com/shop/The-Church-aka-La-Chiesa.html

There’s an ancient evil lurking beneath…THE CHURCH!
Stunning visuals, creepy atmospheric horror and gasp-inducing shock! From director Michele Soavi (DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, THE SECT) and writer Dario Argento, comes the first ever UK Blu-ray release of this Italian horror classic.

After Teutonic Knights massacre a village of ‘witches’ in medieval times, the sinister religious order builds a gothic Church on the site of the atrocity. Hundreds of years later, the church’s librarian (Tomas Arana) accidentally unleashes whatever darkness was laid in the church’s ground that terrible day. At the mercy of the waking demons and satanic spirits, the churchgoers who’ve been trapped inside by the building’s ancient mechanisms soon succumb to the evil in an orgy of diabolic-lust and merciless slaughter. With a brooding score from genre cohorts Keith Emerson and Goblin, Soavi ramps the dread up to 666 before building to a blood-curdling finale!

Shameless is honoured to present its Yell’o® release of the 1st ever 2K HD restored and longest ever version, made from crypt materials and now entirely faithful to Soavi’s original vision. How long has it been since your last confession?… Never repent! Just be suave!

This Shameless presentation of Michele Soavi’s THE CHURCH is complete and uncut. Made from a 2k transfer of the original negative, the film was restored respecting its original colour palette and the formidable craftsmanship of director Soavi and his team. Similarly, THE CHURCH is presented in its original Stereo sound as originally created by its makers.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing DVD then you must be in the UK and then simply email [email protected] with your name and full address and put Church in the subject line. A winner will be chosen at random when the competition ends on Sunday 6th January.

Thanks and good luck!!