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The Triple Six Horror Film Festival announces full line-up and weekend tickets on sale now!!

rsz_triple_six_festival_sponsors_1The Triple Six Horror Film Festival 2017 announces it’s full line-up for May 27th and 28th at AMC Manchester PLUS weekend tickets on sale now!!

Triple Six is a new international film festival that aims to celebrate everything that is great in new independent horror filmmaking . Showing 9 features and 12 shorts over two days at the AMC cinema complex in Manchester, Triple Six has films from around the world while also having a British backbone throughout.

Full Weekend tickets are on sale from April 3rd and are strictly limited . On sale for just four weeks they allow the holder to see all 9 films, 12 shorts and the live Q&A and are priced at just £30 each and are available here – http://bit.ly/2o1mswb

On Saturday May 27th Triple Six kicks off with the European Premiere of Quarries – Nils Taylor’s backwoods horror where a group of women on a wilderness expedition are stalked . A taut and intense feature that will start Triple Six at one hell of a pace.

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Ibiza Undead (2016) Review

iu1IBIZA UNDEAD (Dir- Andy Edwards, UK, 2016)

Starring- Jordan Coulson, Cara Theobold, Ed Kear, Homer Todiwala, Emily Atack, Matt King, Marcia Do Vales

Out NOW on UK DVD from Soda Pictures

Zombies go on holiday and the last place you would expect it to end up at would be in the Spanish party capital. Renowned for being a mecca of massive club nights, cheap booze and drunken horny teenagers who are more commonly seen to end up collapsing outside a club spewing up their guts and being filmed for a tawdry late night holiday expose of boozed up Brits abroad, IBIZA UNDEAD attempts to combine that tradition (sort of) with an attack of the living dead kind. Admittedly horror and comedy can be tricky bedfellows but with a decent and eye catching title can Edward’s film make the heads of genre fans tick whilst delivering gut busting belly laughs and gut munching?

Three mates, Alex (Coulson), Big Jim (Kear) and Az (Todiwala) are off to Ibiza for a holiday of “booze” and “bitches.” Lo and behold though Alex being a cheapskate hasn’t … Continue reading

Bethany (2017) Review

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Director: James Cullen Bressack

Starring: Stefanie Estes, Zak Ward, Shannon Doherty, Tom Green

“You’re not just some stinky zombie, honey.”

After Claire’s (Estes) mother dies, she and her husband Aaron (Ward) move into her childhood home. The couple is struggling both from financial issues, which makes the free rent attractive, and personal setbacks, their son was stillborn and Claire is recovering from a suicide attempt. As Aaron’s job future brightens, Claire seems to descend into a personal hell as old memories of her abusive mother surface amidst strange visions and supernatural phenomena.

Bethany is a solid thriller and twisty ghost story whose disparate threads come together at the very end, possibly too neatly. As well crafted as the film is, it handles some things much better than others. First, some of the good. The film is nicely shot, and while the budget wasn’t listed on IMDB it’s a safe bet that it wasn’t a lot. The cool twilight blue lighting and camera angles make the most of the limited setting. Most of the film takes place in Claire’s mother’s house. To … Continue reading

Palette of the Improbable: Tales of Horror & Darkness by Steve Vasquez – Book Review

rsz_51tshpgfpulPalette of the Improbable: Tales of Horror & Darkness by Steve Vasquez – Book Review

Available HERE

Totalling seven stories, Palette of the Improbable (PotI) plays host to a number of (as you may have guessed) improbable stories and scenarios. These range from deals with The Devil, paranormal hauntings and time travel. It really is a mixed bag where we end up with varying degrees of success. The overarching theme that binds it all together is the improbability that these stories might take place in the real world, and that is very much the case for the most part. However, in blatant contradiction to what I just said; three of the total seven stories I could very well imagine may have happened at some point in time, in some guise, somewhere in the world. But this only adds to both the horror and tragedy conveyed in these particular stories (“God Works in Mysterious Ways”, “Good Night, Sleep Tight” and “A Hand Is a Terrible Thing to Waste”).

If we can define “palette” as the range of colours available to an artist. Here … Continue reading

First full length trailer for Stephen King’s IT lands – watch it here!

OK time to fess up, when I heard of a re-make of IT being made into a feature then I was apoplectic with rage . I am a huge fan of the original 1990 mini-series and I can’t think of Pennywise without Tim Curry popping in my head. But the images over the last few months and recent teaser have whet my appetite BUT now the full length trailer has hit and by god it looks stunning. I was literally on the edge on my office chair after 30 seconds. It looks and has the feels of everything I could hope for.

So check it out here and let us know on the UK Horror Scene  twitter page – http://www.twitter.com/ukhorrorscene what you think!!

 

Essex Spacebin (2016) Review

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Writers/Directors: Philip Thompson and David Hollinshead

Starring: Lorraine Malby, Caryl Griffith, Joerg Stadler

To quote Charles Manson: You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy. This sentiment I feel couldn’t ring any truer with Essex Spacebin which was unleashed on the world back in December 2016. Essex Spacebin is a twisted tale which follows protagonist Lorraine’s journey to another dimension in Essex. Not sold yet?

All round debuts by Philip Thompson and David Hollinshead, from directing to acting, these guys introduce us to their world like an acid trip without the chemicals. Our protagonist Lorraine is portrayed by Lorraine Malby who’s previous works include Born to be Kind and Cleaning in progress. Lorraine’s tale begins from a very early age when she encounters a gentleman on a beach who explains his quest to find the key for the stargate, a portal which connects our world to a different universe.

The story then picks up many years later with Lorraine now an obese senior marketing executive for a chicken shop. Determined not to let the … Continue reading

Network announce the new HD Restoration of Jack the Ripper On Blu-ray and DVD from 27th March 2017

rsz_jackNetwork announce the new HD Restoration of Jack the Ripper On Blu-ray and DVD from 27th March 2017

Double Oscar Winner Michael Caine heads a star-studded cast in this acclaimed dramatisation of the hunt for the notorious serial killer who preyed on the prostitutes of London’s East End – Jack the Ripper.

Made for the 1988 centenary of the infamous murders, the production team were granted unprecedented access to Home Office files on the Ripper case – the resulting two-part miniseries winning Caine a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of the dogged Scotland Yard detective Frederick Abberline. Co-starring Lewis Collins (The Professionals), Jane Seymour (Live and Let Die, Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman), Ray McAnally (My Left Foot, The Mission), and Armand Assante (Judge Dredd, American Gangster). Jack the Ripper is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film materials, in its original aspect ratio with a brand-new Dolby 5.1 mix.

In the autumn of 1888, Chief Inspector Abberline is sent to investigate the murder and mutilation of a prostitute. On the teeming streets of Whitechapel others soon meet … Continue reading

Eureka Entertainment to release THE ENTITY on Blu-ray from 15 May 2017

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Eureka Entertainment to release THE ENTITY, the ultimate story of supernatural terror starring Barbara Hershey, on Blu-ray from 15 May 2017.

Academy Award nominee Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother who, one terrible night is raped in her bedroom by someone – or something – that she cannot see. Met with sceptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific?

Now, with a group of daring parapsychologists, Carla will attempt an unthinkable experiment: to seduce, trap and ultimately capture the depraved spectral fury that is The Entity. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present this ground-breaking horror on Blu-ray.

BARBARA HERSHEY | RON SILVER | DAVID LABIOSA | GEORGE COLE 1982 | 119 minutes | 2.35:1 OAR | USA | Supernatural / Horror | Colour | 15 May 2017 Certificate 18 | Director SYDNEY FURIE | Language ENGLISH | … Continue reading

Satanic (2016) Review

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Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

Starring: Sarah Hyland, Steven Krueger, Clara Mamet, Justin Chon, Sophie Dalah

Out NOW on UK DVD from Soda Pictures

“One devil shrine does not a douche-bag make.”

Satanic starts off promising, with good production values and a talented cast lead by Sarah Hyland from Modern Family. Unfortunately it goes downhill pretty quickly, failing to deliver on the occult thrills promised by the title.

Chloe (Hyland), David (Krueger), Elise(Mamet)and Seth(Chon) are on their way to Coachella with a two day stop in Los Angeles for their own private murder tour. Chloe’s cousin Elise and her boyfriend Seth are little baby goths looking to hit some Satanic hotspots, like the Church of Satan LA chapter. They check into a dive hotel room where a woman named Laney Gore slit her own throat back in the 70s. The budding young Satanists, Elise and Seth try to contact the deceased while Chloe pouts nervously and her preppy boyfriend David makes snide remarks. That is everything you need to know about the characters, and as much depth as any of them … Continue reading

Grimm Entertainment sign BED OF THE DEAD and THE HAUNTED HOUSE ON KIRBY ROAD for the UK from Breakthrough Entertainment

rsz_bedBED OF THE DEAD and THE HAUNTED HOUSE ON KIRBY ROAD set for Summer 2017 UK home entertainment releases

BED OF THE DEAD marks the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Jeff Maher

Acclaimed actor Stu Stone (Donnie Darko) makes his directorial debut with award-winning “stoner horror” THE HAUNTED HOUSE ON KIRBY ROAD

The UK’s Grimm Entertainment celebrate their signing of two widely lauded genre films from Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment: Black Fawn Films’ BED OF THE DEAD and Five Seven Film’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE ON KIRBY ROAD.

Black Fawn Films (Bite, Antisocial 1&2, Let Her Out) are set to unleash another genre favourite with BED OF THE DEAD, the tale of a haunted antique bed which brings whoever lies within to a gruesome end. Starring Colin Price (The Heretics), Samantha Cole (Friends With Benefits TV series) and Dennis Andres (The Strain TV series), BED OF THE DEAD premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival and has since played at Toronto After Dark, FrightFest, Berlin Fantasy Film Fest and Other Worlds in rsz_kirby Continue reading