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Saturday Morning Massacre (2012) DVD Review

 

smm1SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE (Dir- Spencer Parsons, USA 2012)

Starring- Ashley Spillers, Josephine Decker, Adam Tate, Jonny Mars, Paul Gordon

UK Release 28th April 2014 from Warwick Films .

Taking its influence, clearly on it’s sleeve, from Scooby Doo, SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE appears at first to be very close to that famous cartoon but rather than approach it’s material in a slapstick manner, it instead decides to provide an interesting, more subversive take on this concept, like a bastard son or an evil twin, with some sex, drugs, blood and gore and healthy dose of dark humour to boot, coming off almost as an alternative harder cut of the live action 2002 remake that never quite made it.

Our characters for this film certainly have similarity’s to Scooby Doo’s mystery gang, with the group led by the feisty Nancy (Ashley Spillers), her friend Gwen (Josephine Decker) and boyfriend Chad (Adam Tate) and Floyd (Jonny Mars) who has an interesting hobby in using and selling illicit substances, and topped off finally with their dog Hamlet. Though with … Continue reading

“Toxic Tutu” Is The Almost True Story Of What Became Of The Toxic Avenger’s Melvin The Mop Boy Mark Torgl

toxictutu“Toxic Tutu” Is The Almost True Story Of What Became Of The Toxic Avenger’s Melvin The Mop Boy Mark Torgl.

I started my first ever Monster and Comic Convention signing tour a year ago and we have been documenting all. The fans have been fanatical and enthusiastic to meet me and participate in our movie.

We came up with a fictional story to make the movie a mockumentary that explains where Mark has been for almost 30 years, and ties it into a mishap that supposedly occurred on the Original Toxic Avenger. This is not a Troma production but we have Troma’s blessing in Toxic Tutu. It is full of Horrific Gore and Provocative Satiric Sexual Situations in The True Troma Tradition. Lloyd Kaufman actually appears in the film. This is a very Independent Self financed film and we are nearing the finale of an IndieGogo campaign to raise enough money to get us through an intense shooting schedule in May which will get us near to wrapping principal photography.

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[REC]4 Apocalypse to open Stiges 2014 and Brand New Trailer HERE!

[REC] 4 Apocalypse to open Stiges 2014 and Brand New Trailer HERE! 

rec4Today it was announced that the 4th (and final) in the REC series – [REC] 4 Apocalypse will open the prestigious Stiges film festival AND also the brand new trailer was released to coincide with the announcement. Watch at the bottom of the page, and it looks fantastic!!

Sitges 2014 will be opening on October 3rd with the eagerly awaited [REC]4 Apocalypse, directed by Jaume Balagueró and starring Manuela Velasco again in the role of reporter Ángela Vidal. The movie is currently in its post-production stage and was filmed in Barcelona, Terrassa, Gijón and the Canary Islands during seven intense and tough weeks of work, including scenes out at sea. This film directed by Balagueró and produced by Julio Fernández for Filmax, with the participation of TVE, Canal + and in collaboration with TV3, will be opening a Festival anxiously awaiting the saga’s final sequence.

[REC]4 Apocalypse kicks off at the point where Ángela Vidal, the only survivor of the terrible infection, is evacuated from the building. … Continue reading

Friday 13th – New TV Series Now In Development

Friday 13th – New TV Series Now In Development

jason-friday-the13th-part-6After slicing and dicing his way through a dozen feature films, Jason Voorhees is ready to slash his way to small-screen stardom. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have set a deal to produce a new hourlong dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th. Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, will be executive producer along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & George Furla, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features.

Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) have been set to script a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods. Roy Knyrim (Gods And Monsters) of SOTA FX will coordinate the special make-up effects for the series. If you recall, the original was set at a summer camp, closed because of the drowning of an unattended child. Promiscuous counselors tried to re-open the place, but they began dying. Jason … Continue reading

UK Death Metal Veterans Desecration Announce New Album Release Details & Title Track

Desecration Announce New Album Release Details & Title Track
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desecrationcc1UK death metal veterans Desecration have today revealed details for their forthcoming new album. The new album, entitled ‘Cemetery Sickness’, will be released on 26th June 2014 via Metal Age Productions.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Ollie Jones: “There is no particular theme to this album but several of the songs are set in the graveyard. We’ve tried to hit the gore and perversion extremities that we’ve touched on from the start of the bands career but now we are playing better than ever.”

In relation to previous album ‘Forensix’, ‘Cemetery Sickness’ is more of the same only better and in terms of production… “We’ve gone for a natural drum sound and generally keeping it old school as that’s what we are fans of.”

‘Cemetery Sickness’ was recorded at Sonic Forge Studio, Cardiff, Wales and was produced by Joe Thompson.

Check Out Title Track ‘Cemetery Sickness’

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Jumali Katani who is known for his work with Scent Of Death & Thy Art Is Murder amongst others undertook artwork for ‘Cemetery Sickness’.

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Eurohorror Spotlight #9: Frostbite (Sweden, 2006)

 

fb1Eurohorror Spotlight #9: Frostbite (Sweden, 2006)

aka Frostbitten

Director: Anders Banke

Starring: Grete Havenskold, Petra Nielsen, Emma Aberg

The coach trip, as it were, returns to the cold climate of Sweden for a comedy/horror that seems to be preaching “drugs are bad, mm’kay?”

Its 1944 and in Ukraine, men from the German Army Scandinavian Volunteer Division are under attack and run into the snowy woods nearby. They stumble upon a cabin and break in. It appears empty and they decide to spend the night there. In the night they wake as a previously unseen woman drops down from the rafters and grabs one of the men and climbs up the wall with amazing strength and speed. As the panic about what has happen one soldier falls down a trap door into the cabin’s basement. Down there are dead bodies and a small coffin with Maria written on it. Something from inside it tries to push the nails out of the lid. Scared, the soldiers quickly bury it before anything else will happen … Continue reading

13 Eerie (2013) DVD Review

 

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Review by: Dave Wain

Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Michael Shanks, Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Nick Moran

Written by: Christian Piers Betley

UK Certification: 15

UK RRP: £12.99

UK DVD Region: 2

Runtime: 84 minutes

Directed by: Lowell Dean

UK Release Date: 21st April 2014

Distributor: Metrodome Distribution

I may be a little deluded in saying this, but the prospect of a Canadian horror movie does tend to pique ones interest a little more than the more generic American offerings. It’s a purely rose-tinted glasses based assertion I’m sure, but some Canuck-laden menace conjures up memories of the countries finest from Black Christmas to American Mary. With 13 Eerie, a glancing look at the cast raised some expectations as well with none other than Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) in the lead role, ably supported by Michael Shanks (Stargate) and Brendan Fehr (Roswell).

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An Interview with Rudy Barrow by Dean Sills

rb1Rudy Barrow- Interview with Dean Sills

UKHS – The last time I saw you was on the set of ‘The Hooligan Factory’, so it’s good to catch up with you again and talk about your career. First of all, can you please introduce yourself to fans of UKHS who don’t already know you and tell us how you got started in acting and what was the first Film/Tv show that you worked on?

RB – Hi Folks My Name is Barrow, Rudy Barrow, I’m a British Actor, and I’ve been in many films over the years. As far back as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be an actor, so when the chance came up I took drama lessons at school, I was the first one to put my name on the list, My filming career all kicked off when I replied to an ad in my local paper, for extras wanted! I put my name down with the casting agent and bingo my first ever role was, in a film called Split Second, in which I played the part of a police officer. Some of the films and TV shows … Continue reading

New British Sci-Fi Film HUNGERFORD announces World Première !

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19-year-old director of new British Horror Sci-Fi film gets World Premiere at the 2014 SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival

A new British Horror Sci-Fi film, directed by 19-year-old Drew Casson who has made films on YouTube since he was 12, will get its World Premiere at the National Film Theatre in London on 3 May as part of this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

Produced by talent incubator Wildseed Studios and shot in a vlog style, Hungerford paints a thrilling and visceral portrait of a small English town taken over by aliens, which descends into violence and carnage.

Hungerford’s teen protagonist is Cowen Rosewell, a media student whose first assignment is to record everything in a week of his life. The random acts of violence he films go largely unnoticed, dismissed as the type of trouble to take place in small English towns. However, when one of his best friends is savagely attacked by a stranger a more disturbing reality emerges.

As events escalate, Cowen and his friends discover that the town has come under a mysterious evil influence which … Continue reading

A Year In The ‘Knife’ Of A Low Budget Filmmaker: March

ayitkmarch2A Year In The ‘Knife’ Of A Low Budget Filmmaker: March

 
When you produce low budget movies there’s never really any danger of becoming bored, quite simply because there is always something that needs doing. This month is no exception, in fact, if anything March has been a little more hectic as we entered a cross over period.

With Legacy Of Thorn complete, it’s now that we face the daunting task of finding distribution for the film, which is nothing short of a minefield in regards to making the right decision for the film. At the same time we find ourselves in Pre Production for our next feature Blood On Santa’s Claws, it’s at this point that we have to wear our business heads and creative heads simultaneously on a daily basis and that can be tricky.

ayitkmarch1Running a low budget production company often means that you find yourself short on staff and therefore a large workload is taken on your shoulders. There are certainly upsides, in regards to knowing what … Continue reading