New Manchester company bring a series of Horror Themed Escape Rooms!!

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moviESCAPE is the newest, spookiest and most stylish escape room company to hit the UK and they are about to open their new venue in ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE. Their first venue opened in Stockport in October 2016 and due to popularity and huge demand have now opened their second venue un Ashton-Under-Lyne, which stars some well-known TV celebrities.

moviESCAPE is the brainchild of a group of movie producers (including a BAFTA winner)  and attraction owners that have brought their film and TV contacts together to form what many regard as the UK’s best escape room experience.  They are due to launch their new venue in Ashton-Under-Lyne early June with the room Haunted House: Exorcist. Their escape rooms have a mix of puzzles, games, entertainment and video interaction. This room features actors Ciaran Griffiths (Mickey from Shameless) and David McClelland (currently staring as Sean Beans brother in Broken).

Unlike other escape rooms, moviESCAPE has used movie props and sets to build the ultimate movie themed experience. The first room, ‘Haunted House’ took 8 months to build as it has sourced props from Horror movies and even contains props from real life haunted houses including a record player from the ‘Enfield house’ and an antique bible from the ‘Amityville house’ as well as other haunted artifacts. To ensure players get the full immersive experience, owners have used crew from major Hollywood movies to build and design their rooms.   A spokesperson for moviESCAPE says: “As film makers and fans we have done everything we can to make the players feel like they are in a movie. We have used real movie sets, props and crew to ensure our clients get the best experience possible. People have likened the quality of the rooms to attractions at major theme parks like Universal studios.

moviESCAPE said “We chose to theme our first two rooms as Horror due to Halloween 2016 , but we are currently working with production designers to plan our Adventure, Action and family themed rooms which will open this summer”.

moviESCAPE currently has two rooms in Stockport, a Haunted House room and a SAW themed room, and one room in Ashton, Haunted House: Exorcist.

The first two escape rooms are located in Welkin Mill Stockport, and Ashton is 12a George Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne.For more information about the rooms, visit: http://www.moviescape.co.uk

Here is the trailer –


SAW room video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iaplDIjmgE
Haunted House video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKoR5Jl2uzw&t=14s

Salem Kapsaski’s punk rock musical Spidarlings, World Premiere on Troma Now July 1st!!

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Troma Entertainment, the longest running truly independent film company in American history, is proud to announce the acquisition of Salem Kapsaski’s punk rock musical Spidarlings, World Premiere on Troma Now July 1st, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

“Arachny in the UK” Spidarlings premieres on Troma Now July 1st

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days…Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at “Juicy Girls”, the place where Matilda works…but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

While creating Spidarlings, Director Salem Kapsaski drew inspiration from his own real life experiences with financial struggles, a ruthless landlord, and relentless threats to his family from an unstable individual. These real life experiences mixed with influences from John Waters, I Love Lucy, Lloyd Kaufman, Peanuts cartoons and an amazing musical score by Jeff Kristian are what makes Spidarlings a totally original, remarkable independent film.

Spidarlings will premiere on Troma Now, Troma Entertainment’s exclusive content streaming service, July 1st!

Triple Six Horror Festival announce award winners 2017!!

rsz_triple_six_festival_sponsors_1The Triple Six Horror Film Festival had it’s debut this May 27th & 28th at the AMC Cinema in Manchester UK.

Showing  nine features and 13 shorts from across the globe it was a celebration of horror cinema and had many filmmakers, crew, actors and fans alike descending on Manchester which included the amazing Richard Stanley who was there for a special 35mm screening of Hardware and spent the entire weekend chilling with fans , signing autographs and who can forget his cracking live Q&A following Hardware, well I can as I was in A&E but that’s another story haha!!

So over 2 weeks have passed since Triple Six and it is time for the awards that were from the judges and also 2 special audience awards . So with great please the Triple Six crew can announce the following:

tonedeathposter_zpsjt6szourBest Film – Tone Death

Best Short – Pigskin

Best Director – José Pedro Lopes for The Forest of The Lost Souls

Audience Award Best Film – The Forest of The Lost Souls

Audience Awards Best Short – The Cleansing Hour

 

As a director of Triple Six I would like to thank all the filmmakers who submitted features and shorts for T6 2017 and all the people who made it possible with hard work. There are just too many to name but they know who they are , and finally all the people who paid hard-earned money to support a brand new horror festival and made Triple Six a huge success. Lastly thank you to Colin Ellis and everyone at the AMC cinema , who made this happen.

See you in 2018 , if not before 😉

Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch Early Bird passes

rsz_mayhemMayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch Early Bird passes

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2017, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem are also now on the look-out for short films for the ever popular ‘Scary Shorts’ section of their programme. Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the ‘Scary Shorts’ remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival’s schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and programmers for the festival are accepting local, national and international entries.

Filmmakers can submit their entry for free until midnight on Friday 18 August. To submit your short film, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017 and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year’s edition. For more information, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

Shameless Films Announce Sergio Martino’s The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh hits UK Blu-Ray for the first time July 10th.

rsz_viceShameless Films Announce Sergio Martino’s The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh hits UK Blu-Ray for the first time July 10th.

Shameless announce that Sergio Martino’s (TORSO, ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK) stylish and sadistic giallo masterpiece THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH, is slashing its way onto Blu-ray for the first time!

The titular Julie Wardh discovers that one of the men in her life – her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover – may be a vicious serial killer. Fearing that she might be next to face the ripper’s blade, she spirals into an uncontrollable emotional maelstrom where her deviant desires awaken in a welter of sex, sadism and slaughter! Martino’s hypnotic direction pulls no punches with a series of grisly murders and a stand-out performance from the stunning queen of Italian exploitation cinema: Edwige Fenech!

Revered by fans and critics as one of the top giallo thrillers of the 1970s for its surreal imagery and a heavy dose of style, suspense and bloody murder, MRS WARDH now struts onto black-gloved Blu-ray for the first time ever, courtesy of a new restoration from Shameless!

PRE-ORDER NOW: http://bit.ly/SHAM208

Release date: 10 July 2017

Please note, the final artwork will be revealed closer to the release date.

EXTRAS
An interview with director Sergio Martino and star Edwige Fenech
An interview with Sergio Martino
An introduction from Sergio Martino
Commentary fact track by Justin Harries
Edwige Fenech bio presentation

SPECS
Shameless numbered edition
102 minutes
English and Italian audio

Don’t Hang Up gets UK DVD & Digital Release

rsz_dhu1DON’T HANG UP – STARRING GREGG SULKIN AND GARRETT CLAYTON

UK DVD & Digital Release from Solo Media & Matchbox Films

Early DVD Release Date: 12th June 2017 Digital Release Date: 26th June 2017

Following a long tradition of cocky teenage boys with too much time on their hands, Brady, Sam and Mosley like to amuse themselves by making prank calls. However, their cellular diversions are intensified by the extreme nature of the pranks they put their unsuspecting victims through, and the delight and encouragement they receive when they post videos of their hijinks online for maximum humiliation. Having pushed the wrong person too far, they find themselves on the other side of a call, and an evening intended for normal high school revelry turns increasingly bloody as their unknown assailant ramps up a prank of his own.

Written by Joe Johnson | Directed by Damien Macé and Alexis Wajsbrot | Starring Gregg Sulkin (Pretty Little Liars, Faking It, Anti-Social), Garrett Clayton (King Cobra, Teen Beach Movie), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Retribution, Love Actually) and Bella Dayne (Humans, Plebs)

 

Bad Acid, the short, supernatural social satire, is set to be released on Amazon Video on June 6th, 2017.

rsz_baBad Acid, the short, supernatural social satire, is set to be released on Amazon Video on June 6th, 2017.

The film, written and directed by David Chaudoir, was acquired by Amazon after winning a competition through the Promax film festival.

The film has completed it’s festival run where it won best short film at the Popcorn Horror film festival in Glasgow and was screened at the London Short Film Festival and at festivals in Canada and America.

Praise for Bad Acid:

“Bad Acid is an expertly crafted, gleefully told supernatural cautionary tale, and comes highly recommended.” Battle Royal With Cheese

“a fine example of how to stimulate the senses through suggestion rather than brute force” The Slaughtered Bird

” a complete and fully realised short, a quintessentially British film” The Other Guy

“a great film caught somewhere between Tales from the Crypt and Phoenix Nights” Popcorn Horror

“Not only is it high on production value, but story wise it would be totally at home in one of the old anthology horror tv series like HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR” Horror News Network

more info: http://badacidfilm.com

World Exclusive UK Horror Film THE FERRYMAN Teaser Trailer & New Stills

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THEY’RE HERE PRODUCTIONS Presents…

THE FERRYMAN – FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER & STILLS

“THE FERRYMAN”
After a failed suicide attempt, troubled and lonely teen MARA finds herself stalked by a malevolent entity.

From Elliott Maguire:

“As much a psychological drama as a horror film, The Ferryman explores important themes such as depression and alienation in the modern world, while also delivering a truly terrifying cinematic experience. In the writing process I took inspiration from classics such as Let The Right One In and Candyman, to create that deep sense of evil, while creating characters that the audience actually care about”.

“The Ferryman” began production in March 2017, with a fantastic cast that includes NICOLA HOLT as MARA; GARTH MAUNDERS as ROLAND; SHOBI RAE MCLEAN as JULIA; VELTON J. LISHKE as THE DETECTIVE; PAM ASHTON as THE NURSE; and PHILIP SCOTT-SHURETY as THE THERAPIST.

Shooting has been taking place in and around Manchester throughout March and April, with the production taking inspiration from Sundance hit “Tangerine” and shooting on the iPhone 7, allowing a level of intimacy rarely seen in the horror genre and pushing this advancing technology to its limits.

Below you can find the first official stills from the movie, as well as the new teaser trailer.

You can follow the production on Twitter @ferrymanmovie and Facebook @ferrymanmovie, for all other enquiries you can contact the team on info@theyrehereproductionsltd.co.uk

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Arrow Video’s August Releases – Shock Treatment, The Slayer and more!

rsz_shock_treatment_nation_edition_exploded_packThe summer really hots up in August, as Arrow Video releases a white-knuckle thriller, a cult comedy making its worldwide Blu-ray debut, two splatter horror classics, a giallo masterpiece and a rare Italian sword-and-sandal epic.

First up is the long awaited worldwide Blu-ray debut of Shock Treatment, the cult musical comedy written by and starring Richard O’Brien, the legendary creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The lead characters from that film, Brad and Janet, here become involved in a devilishly deviant gameshow, in a film that bills itself as not a sequel… not a prequel… but an equal to Rocky Horror! With a host of fantastic extras, these limited edition ‘Nation’ and ‘Cosmo’ releases come with collector cards and a poster, in superb new packaging.

This month also sees the Dual Format release of the star-studded, action-packed crime thriller Ronin, from master director John Frankenheimer (Seconds, The Manchurian Candidate), starring Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Heat), Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional) and Sean Bean (Stormy Monday, Game of Thrones). A fantastically entertaining heist-gone-wrong crime caper, featuring one of the greatest car chases ever committed to film, Ronin is presented in a brand new, cinematographer-approved 4K restoration, along with a host of behind the scenes featurettes, with a reversible sleeve, and a collector’s booklet with the first pressing.

rsz_dont_torture_ducklings_flat_rtwfjr6Mid-August onwards sees horror fans spoiled for choice: starting with the Dual Format release of Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece giallo Don’t Torture a Duckling, starring Italian genre stalwarts Tomas Milian and Barbara Bouchet trying to find out who is responsible for a spate of mysterious murders in a sleepy village. Widely regarded as Fulci’s greatest film, the 1972 classic is presented in a High Definition Blu-ray, with a new commentary and interviews, and a collector’s booklet with the first pressing.

Then there is the Dual Format release of controversial splatter classic The Slayer, JS Cardone’s gruesome 80s chiller about a group of friends trapped on a remote island and stalked by a crazed killer. The infamous slasher film, previously only been available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, comes lovingly restored from the original negative, in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new; and the first pressing includes a collector’s booklet with brand new writing on the film.

rsz_the_slayer_2d_bd_ukAnother splatterific offering coming out on Blu-ray is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Tobe Hooper’s extraordinary 1986 sequel to his seminal horror classic, mixing horror and comedy to splendid effect and featuring the unforgettable sight of Dennis Hopper (Speed, Easy Rider) wielding twin chainsaws. A cult classic in its own right, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 serves up a heady blend of gratuitous gore, socio-political critique and jet-black humour, and is presented in High Definition Blu-ray presentation, from a digital transfer supervised by director of photography Richard Kooris.

At the end of August comes the Dual Format release Erik the Conqueror, a 1961 sword-and-sandal epic from Italian supremo Mario Bava, a rare detour from the master director away from genre thrillers like Rabid Dogs and A Bay of Blood. Inspired by the Kirk Douglas hit The Vikings, this is a tale of treachery, heroism and forbidden love starring George Ardisson (Juliet of the Spirits) in the title role, and Hollywood legend Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace). Restored in high definition for the first time, and packed with extras, as well as a collector’s booklet with the first pressing, this is a must for Bava fans and lovers of spectacular swashbucklers.

New UK Short Film THE EX Releases teaser trailer

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The Ex is a six-minute short film presenting the weirdest, scariest and funniest first-date imaginable – with a supernatural twist.

Gerald’s attempts to impress his date are quickly thwarted upon hearing the sinister voice of her ex-boyfriend from a framed photograph on her wall. To make matters worse, Gerald’s date does not appear to hear this voice and soon it’s not just his words that are a threat… when the picture itself comes to life.

Written and directed by Martin Stocks and Gareth Brown, the film is an amalgamation of their (many) dating disasters in recent years. The Ex combines awkward comedy with slapstick horror. As it builds towards the climax, with the date spiralling out of control, one suspects there is very little chance of a second date – and every chance someone might not get out of this alive.

“We liked the idea of a man, already struggling with first-date nerves, having to contend with the angry voice of her ex, potentially from beyond the grave. We thought it would be funny for him to be able to hear the ex’s voice – but his date cannot. This also raised the question of whether or not this was all in his head.” – Gareth Brown

The experienced cast and crew were largely working together for the first time on this production, and all made strong contributions to realising this high-concept idea. This included Neal Parsons’ blue-tinged otherworldly cinematography, Ed Harris’ brilliantly frenzied score, Adrian Townsend’s inventive sound design, and two compelling and funny performances from Andrew Shire and Abigail Poulton – who played our three characters.

The Ex was produced by Crossroad Pictures and Scott Lyus, following their festival run with award winning indie-horror Silently Within Your Shadow. The Ex will burst through cinema screens wreaking havoc at festivals very soon!