Fractured Visions Present Bloody Moon & Pieces at The Tramshed , Cardiff July 30th!!

rsz_tatt1Fractured Visions Present Bloody Moon & Pieces at The Tramshed , Cardiff July 30th!!

First there were the Drive-Ins… Then the Grindhouses… Now there’s the Tramshed!

FRACTURED VISIONS present… TERROR AT THE TRAMSHED!

FRACTURED VISIONS are proud to present a double-helping of cult movie madness at Tramshed Cinema. Buckle-up, in first class no-less(!), as we bring you the most depraved, frightening and downright insane slices of genre cinema to the BIG SCREEN!

From the erotic and lacerating Gialli of Italy, to the slice and dice of American Slashers and all the way to the gung-ho and slap happy cinema of the East. Each month, FRACTURED VISIONS are giving movie lovers the opportunity to see the wildest examples of cult film in the comfort of Tramshed’s incredible cinema.

Settle in… Grab a beer… And prepare for the onslaught!

The inaugural event will take fans to the exotic delights of Alicante, Spain and then on to America… via Spain again! With two Spanish Slasher films that lovingly tried their best to ape the films coming from America in the wake of John Carpenter’s Halloween. Needless to say, the results are as frenzied and outrageous as you could possible imagine.

First up is legendary Spanish filmmaker Jesús Franco’s only entry into the demented world of Slasher cinema…

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Lovingly nicknamed Uncle Jess by his many fans, 1981’s Bloody Moon marked a radical shift in tone for its prolific director. Known for his ability to adapt and work within any genre, and we mean any; he dabbled in everything from comedic Spy films to Hardcore porn, Uncle Jess blessed his fans with this lone entry in the Slasher cannon; but what an entry!

The buxom young women of language school in Spain are falling prey to a maniacal psychopath with a penchant for sharp objects. All signs point to the disfigured Miguel, an ex-mental patient with a fondness for his own sister, Manuela. Banned in Britain upon its initial release, Bloody Moon is now once again available, and uncut, for the first time since the British government prosecuted it!

They’ll be finishing the night with Juan Piquer Simón’s outrageous Giallo/Slasher hybrid…

PIECES!

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It’s exactly what you think it is…

You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre!” mocked the tagline, and they were right! Shot mostly in Madrid, while trying their damnedest to pass it off as Boston, Pieces is a loveable attempt to cash-in and follow in the footsteps of Friday the 13th ’s violent excess. Once seen, this film is NEVER forgotten.

A chainsaw-wielding madman is on the loose, terrorising the students of a Boston University. The red herrings pile up as quickly as the corpses, everyone’s a suspect… and everyone is a target!

Juan Piquer Simón is no stranger to dedicated horror fans, having provided us with such titles as Slugs and The Rift ,but with Pieces he delivered his masterpiece in splatter carnage. A global cult phenomenon, Pieces is unlike anything you will have seen before…

Cult film fans are not going to want to miss out on this incredible double-bill; seats will be limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

FRACTURED VISIONS is headed-up by Phillip Escott and Craig Newman, two Cardiff filmmakers with a life-long passion for genre cinema. Their debut film, CRUEL SUMMER,stars Emmerdale’s Danny Miller and was released in February 2017 following its World Premiere at the biggest, and most prestigious, genre film festival in the UK – FrightFest.

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First Trailer released for Gregory Lamberson’s Johnny Gruesome!! Watch it here.

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Red Hell Movies LLC, in association with Slaughtered Lamb Productions and JFR Productions, has released the first trailer for Johnny Gruesome, written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack). The supernatural horror thriller is based on Lamberson’s award-winning 2007 novel, which in turn was based on a screenplay he wrote in 1984, at the age of 19.

Erin Elizabeth Heald is the executive producer of Johnny Gruesome, which Lamberson produced with John Renna and Tamar Lamberson. Anthony De La Torre (“Young Jack Sparrow” in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) plays the title role, his first starring vehicle, and served as associate producer.

Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover, Resurrection Boulevard) co-stars with a diverse young cast that includes Byron Brown II (The Romans), newcomer Aprilann, Chris Modrzynski (Rainbow Bridge Motel) and Madison Amey. Kim Piazza (Dry Bones) and Richard Lounello (A Mother’s Revenge) are featured as well.

Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls performs the theme song, “Dyin’ Tonight,” which he co-wrote with the film’s composers, Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler. Additional songs were performed by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano and Aprilann.

Johnny Gruesome tells the story of Johnny Grissom, a rebellious high school student who is murdered while on a drunken joyride. After his friends conspire to make his death appear accidental, Johnny rises from the grave to exact revenge as a supernatural creature. Lamberson shot the film around Buffalo last year and is now seeking distribution.

Johnny Gruesome Facebook page:
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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up!!

FrightFest_HorrorChannel_logo1Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up.

Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the genre.

The opening night attraction is the global premiere of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s criminally entertaining CULT OF CHUCKY, with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself. This is the seventh instalment for one of cinema’s most terrifying and enduring franchises and will begin its worldwide rollout on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital in October.

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Cult of Chucky

Mancini said today: “It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling CURSE OF CHUCKY there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the UK’s acknowledged home of horror – especially as this film picks up from where CURSE…left off”.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: To celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of HATCHET never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s LEATHERFACE, the stunning prequel to the terror classic THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

FrightFest unveiled a bright new directorial talent when it screened Tyler McIntyre’s PATCHWORK at the Glasgow Film Festival and the closing night film is the UK Premiere of his amazing TRAGEDY GIRLS, where HEATHERS meets SCREAM in a dream combo. It stars super-powered heroines Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand.

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Tragedy Girls

FrightFest also welcomes back Adam Wingard with the European Premiere of his supernatural manga DEATH NOTE, Joe Lynch with the European Premiere of his highly infectious action thriller MAYHEM, Mickey Keating with the European Premiere of his eye-shattering PSYCHOPATHS, Graham Skipper with the European Premiere of his surreal sci-fi romance SEQUENCE BREAK and genre favourite Barbara Crampton, who stars in Norbert Kell’s skin-crawler REPLACE, receiving its UK Premiere.

In a programme packed with innovation, uniqueness and individuality, other tips of the ice-pick are Ryan Prows’ powerful cult-in-waiting LOWLIFE, Trent Haaga’s stunning 68 KILL, high voltage THE VILLAINESS hot from Cannes, Alex de la Iglesia’s bleakly comic THE BAR, Miguel Angel Vivas’ remake of the French extreme thriller INSIDE, Daniele Misischia’s undead Romageddon THE END? Todd Tuckers’ affectionately creepy THE TERROR OF HALLOWS EVE, Brandon Christensen’s terrifying STILL/BORN, Sebastien Landry & Laurence Morais-Lagace’s head-exploding GAME OF DEATH, Kurtis David Harder’s provocative sci-fi horror INCONTROL and Royce Gorsuch’s kaleidoscopic mindbender MINDHACK.

Continuing the festival’s important and vital commitment to highlighting the cream of the homegrown crop, our British strand is well-populated with World Premieres for Dominic Brunt’s perverted shocker ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES, Christian James’ prison-set vampire comedy FANGED UP and Matthew Heaven’s scorching revenge study ACCOUNTABLE. There are also European Premieres for Dominic Bridge’s debut dark morality tale FREEHOLD, Tom Paton’s nerve-shredding REDWOOD and Benjamin Barfoot’s hilariously blood-soaked DOUBLE DATE. And the ‘First Blood’ strand Is back on the menu with five tasty titles: actor Jason Flemyng’s blood-sucking feature debut EAT LOCALS, Louis Melville’s squaddie shocker BOOTS ON THE GROUND, Hendrik Faller’s ice-cold thriller MOUNTAIN FEVER, Michaël Boucherie’s tattoo-terror WHERE THE SKIN LIES and Peter Stray’s alien-invading black comedy CANARIES.

rsz_babiesThe festival’s accent on rising talent is further enriched with Preston DeFrancis’ extreme slasher RUIN ME, Natasha Kermani’s sci-fi fantasy IMITATION GIRL, Clay Staub’s supernatural detective thriller DEVIL’S GATE, Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s mesmerising RADIUS, Samuel Galli’s devilishly shocking OUR EVIL, Andrés Goteira’s dazzling DHOGS, David Chirchirillo’s Tinder Terror GOOD MATCH, Tini Tuellman’s spine-chilling psycho suspense thriller FREDDY/EDDY, Haritz Zubillaga’s car-killing giallo THE GLASS COFFIN, Scott Poiley’s hard-edged chiller EXHUME, Adam Graveley’s Aussie outback shocker 3RD NIGHT, Michael Mongillo’s audacious and haunting DIANE, Peter Ricq’s stark comedy DEAD SHACK and Carlos Algara and Alejandro Martinez-Beltran’s gripping psychological twister VERONICA.

Three documentaries will receive their eagerly awaited premieres at FrightFest this year. KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN is a dazzling career overview of the maverick director behind such classic horrors as IT’S ALIVE, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, fantasy television series like ‘The Invaders’, HELL UP IN HARLEM Blaxploitation, recent releases CELLULAR and soon the MANIAC COP remake. We welcome back on screen Kane Hodder, everyone’s favourite Jason Voorhees in the FRIDAY THE 13th series, with his moving and eye-opening TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. Finally there’s the extraordinary MANSFIELD 66/67, a super Hollywood Babylon-style whisk through the final years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield’s life and untimely, possibly Satanic, death.

Other attractions include Emilia Clarke in VOICE FROM THE STONE, Robert Englund in NIGHTWORLD, the French graphic novel adaptation ALONE, the outrageous gore-fest MEATBALL MACHINE KODOKU, the Aussie chiller KILLING GROUND, the hilarious TOP KNOT DETECTIVE and Episodes 1 & 2 of the amazing Japanese TV series CROW‘S BLOOD. Plus two FrightFest Glasgow hits are being rescreened: Simon Rumley’s FASHIONISTA and Colin Minihan’s IT STAINS THE SANDS RED.

This year’s retrospective restoration strand highlights the underrated British horror DREAM DEMON, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD III, two classic Hammers, BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB and DEMONS OF THE MIND, plus the longest version found of the seminal proto-giallo DEATH LAID AN EGG, lovingly restored by Nucleus Films’ Jake West and Marc Morris.

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Mayhem

The Duke Mitchell Film Club is back with a hosted presentation of the UK premiere of Stefan Ruzowsky’s COLD HELL, a gripping serial killer thriller. This is followed by the not-to-be missed DUKE MITCHELL PARTY, where the audience and invited special guests can expect all manner of madness guaranteed to kick off your Saturday late night in style.

Alan Jones, co-director of FrightFest, said today: “The whole cinema landscape is changing and Horror Channel FrightFest is listening. We know the fans want to see the films first, see them fast and see them in an environment that is second to none. That’s why we have what we believe is the finest line-up ever assembled and are showcasing the superlative selection in premium surroundings. So, the West End becomes the Dark Heart of London once again. And we’ve made it to our 18th birthday. It’s going to be quite some party”.

This year’s guest list, special events and the Short Film Showcase entries will all be announced in the coming weeks.

Festival passes will go on sale Sat 1 July at noon and will only be available to buy online: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html

Single tickets will go on sale on Sat 29 July from 9am.

For full programme details: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html

 

Psychological Horror Short, Burn, Poised to Hit 2017 Festivals

rsz_burnPsychological Horror Short, Burn, Poised to Hit 2017 Festivals

The highly anticipated debut film collaboration between Slaughtered Bird Films and Dragon Egg Media, Burn, will be hitting festivals near you very soon!

Directed by Judson Vaughan (creator of Pedro and the multi award-winning Soul Breaker), and written by Chris Barnes (editor of popular UK horror review site The Slaughtered Bird), Burn is both patient and unrelenting in its tension building, stunningly captured by Joaquim Barreto’s cinematography, and brings classic psychological horror to the forefront of independent British cinema once again.

After several local disappearances prompt a nationwide manhunt, Burn focuses on Peter and Louise – two (of many) people gripped by media-induced fear. When their son Charlie is born, the pair must find a way of raising him amid continuing public hysteria and incomprehensible personal tragedy.

Burn was created on a tight budget, funded completely independently by Chris and Judson, and is currently being submitted to festivals worldwide.

Early praise for Burn:

“Haunting and ethereal, yet packs one hell of a punch.” – UK Horror Scene

“…a slick package, which has a few layers, and from being one thing it transforms into something entirely more complex.” – Bloody Flicks
“…wonderfully unsettling, but just as important the pacing of the movie never falters, pulling us steadily into the world of one broken little family… and reminding us that old sins always cast longer shadows than we realize.” – The Movie Critic Next Door

“…what it has in abundance is originality, and that’s exactly what modern horror fans are looking for.” – Intertainment Magazine

Starring Max Cavenham and Emma Kelly, Burn was filmed over 3 days in Hertfordshire and North London, UK.

Find out more about Burn here –
Twitter: @BurnShortFilm
IMDb: Burn (2016)

The Ferryman – Official Teaser Trailer & Stills

fmTHEY’RE HERE PRODUCTIONS Presents…

THE FERRYMAN

FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER & STILLS

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

From Director 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; AZZ MOHAMMED as THE DETECTIVE; PAM ASHTON as THE NURSE; FRANK MATHEWS as THE THERAPIST and PHILIP SCOTT-SHURETY as the mysterious THE FERRYMAN.

Shooting took 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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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