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From Legendary Director Joe Dante Burying the Ex Releases Digitally in the UK June 19th 2015
Ace Entertainment Films is pleased to announce that comedy/horror film Burying the Ex from legendary director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Small Soldiers, Innerspace) will be released digitally in the UK on June 19th 2015.
Burying the Ex launched at the Venice Film Festival in September, and will be available digitally in the UK and USA on June 19th, available to download and view-on-demand on major platforms.
Burying the Ex stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night) as Max, an all-round nice guy, and Ashley Greene (Twighlight, The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn) as his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn. Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Max realises it is time to call it quits, but there's just one problem: he's too afraid to break up with her.
Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia, played by Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hall Pass), a cute and spirited girl who might just be his soul mate. But that same time, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared Zombie and she's determined to live happily ever after with Max... even if that means turning him into one of the undead.
Benetone Films releases Pernicious, the new film from James Cullen Bressack, June 19 in theatres and On Demand.
Pernicious, starring Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (Young and the Restless), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers) and Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street), is “a carnival for the eyes” (Dread Central) and “sexy, bloody, and heinous” (Horror News). The movie tells of three young girls, holidaying in Thailand, who unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind - revenge.
Film is written by Bressack and Taryn Hillin.
Producers are Rachvin Narula, Kulthep Narula, and Daemon Hillin, with Rajpal Narula, Deepak Simhal, Ajay Vasu, Farid Khan, and Albert Sandoval as executive producers.
To mark Telos Publishing’s 15th Anniversary in 2015, they are proud to present a new edition of this chilling horror novella, which back in 2002 was the first title they ever published in their Telos Originals fiction line. As a bonus, this special anniversary edition includes a new short story, ‘The Hellion’.
The island: Craeghatir, a lonely rock off Cape Wrath, mainland Britain’s most northerly point; a place wreathed in mystery, superstition and a primitive fear of the unknown.
The intruders: an elite university team, hoping to make their names by unearthing the first major archaeological find of the 21st Century.
Their fate: uncertain.
For Craeghatir – wild but beautiful, almost serene in the midst of crashing waves, roaring whirlpools and thunderous gales – has a truly evil reputation. And it isn’t undeserved.
An ancient energy lies dormant in the rocks of Craeghatir. Even buried deep, its uncanny influence has reached out over the centuries to cause terror and madness. But now people have come here with picks and shovels. They intend to dig, to discover … and an unstoppable force is set to be unleashed!
‘Consistently inventive. Consistently excellent’ – Simon Clark
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
Is this a return to form from M. Night Shyamalan? Let us know what you think in the comment section.
DEAD OR ALIVE - BRITISH HORROR FILMS 1980-1989 'Festival Edition' - available for pre-order right now! (£20 per copy - please pay via PayPal to Darrell@buxton.freeserve.co.uk) Deluxe full colour hardback £60.
Order details for hardback copies will be available at the Dead or Alive Facebook page after May 9th.
British horror films? In the 80s? Were there any?! Prepared to be surprised. 'Dead or Alive' is the new book from the team behind 'The Shrieking Sixties' (British Fantasy Society Award nominee, 2011), and contains full-length, in-depth reviews of a procession of U.K. horror features made during "the decade that the British film industry forgot"!
From the work of major talents such as Stanley Kubrick, Ken Russell, and Clive Barker, through to ambitious amateur items shot on video and Super 8, 'Dead or Alive' covers the whole range. The 80s were a time when the very notion of 'film' and 'filmmaking' changed forever - paving the way for the current 21st century boom in production, and new technologies and freedoms permitting anyone to have a go! As ever, the horror scene back then proved fertile ground for budding tyros and innovators, leaving the 80s awash with a bloody wave of terror both here and globally. Box office and critical hits, cult classics, undiscovered nuggets awaiting attention for over three decades - all are present, in a new book designed to reappraise the 80s as a bustling, inspirational era for British screen chills.
Edited by Darrell Buxton ('Samhain', 'Creeping Flesh', 'Giallo Pages', 'Offbeat', 'We Belong Dead') and with a foreword by pioneering independent director Michael J. Murphy (Invitation to Hell , Nekros, Skare, Bloodstream), 'Dead or Alive' contains new writing by a variety of acclaimed U.K. and international contributors. The book includes material on more than 90 British horror feature films, plus substantial sections on movies made for British TV, borderline fare, and short subjects. From celebrated chillers (Hellraiser , The Company of Wolves , The Shining ) to fondly remembered programme fillers and video store favourites (Xtro, Inseninoid, Don't Open Till Christmas), not to mention heaps of obscurities (amateur and semi-pro offerings, supporting featurettes, and a forgotten Monty Python-related project among them), we guarantee that 'Dead or Alive' will leave you looking back at the eerie 80s in an entirely new way.
Relax! 'Dead or Alive - British Horror Films 1980-1989' will be published in May 2015 but is available for pre-order from March. The book will be launched at a special event as part of the forthcoming FANTASTIQ festival, May 8-10 at Derby QUAD, and editor Darrell Buxton will also be appearing at the 2015 Southend Film Festival, May 21-25.
The stunning new book from Ania Ahlborn Within These Walls is out today in the US and out on Thursday in the Uk. If you want tot know why I think this book should be on every award list this year then you had better go and get yourself a copy. I'll even give you a handy link so you can go and get it now. Get a copy here
Stayed tuned for my review of this amazing book.
With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he's promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good to pass up. Lucas leaves New York for the scene of the crime-a split-level farmhouse on the gray-sanded beach of Washington State-a house whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb's diviners; runaways who, thirty years prior, were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. Lucas wants to tell the real story of Halcomb's faithful departed, but when Halcomb goes back on his promise of granting Lucas exclusive information on the case, he's left to put the story together on his own. Except he is not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life...and within these walls, they're far from dead.
Four Countries. Five Films.
Two-Headed Snake Entertainment and Komet Films are happy to announce that pre production is underway on the upcoming Lovecraftian/Barkeresque horror anthology, 'Dark Continents'.
The movie draws inspiration from such classic's as Clive Barker's 'Hellraiser', John Carpenter's 'Prince Of Darkness' whilst still weaving in the new breed of horror movies like the stunning horror/drama’s 'The Babadook' and 'Starry Eyes'.
Due for release in 2016,
'Dark Continents' is made up of five segments from four countries, Norway, Belgium, Greece and the UK. Each segment will star a multi talented actor, Tristan Risk (American Mary/Editor) and Miltos Yerolemou (Star Wars 7 and Game of Thrones) are attached to the UK segments.
One by one, four companions aboard an intercontinental cargo liner are stalked by an impossible shape-shifting creature that can toy with the fabric of reality. Five chilling tales to take you back to the era of true terror.
Written and conceived by horror enthusiasts Stu Bedford and Stu Jopia, who recently penned this years zombie thriller 'Apocalypse' bring these twisted tales of murder, madness, monsters and mayhem to life with the help of four equally disturbed writers, Yannis Zafeiriou, Sam Hooper, Niek D'Hondt and Yorgos Kasfikis.
Writer/Producer Stu Jopia says, "I want to bring back old school fear, the type of movie that gives you nightmares."
"The darkness insides ones soul is what scares me and our tales of madness and despair encompass this throughout." Says Writer/Director Stuart W.Bedford.
As everyone knows, in February this year we lost a leading light of the genre community in award-winning author Melanie Tem. As April is Cancer Awareness Month, in Melanie's honour, ChiZine Publications will donate 50% of the profits from global ebook sales in April of her last book, THE YELLOW WOOD to the American Cancer Society. Please help boost the signal!
For Alexandra Kove, the path of her life took her far from the claustrophobic forest where her father raised her. She believed that she had to escape, that her only road was away from the family and circumstances of her birth. Now, her road has turned back, converged with the paths of the family she thought was safely in her past.
PURCHASE A COPY OF THE YELLOW WOOD HERE
James Herbert Award Ceremony 2015 The evening of Wednesday April 1st took me to darkest Kennington in south London as a guest for the inaugural James Herbert Award. The venue itself was tucked away in residential surroundings that made me wonder for a moment if this was my April fool.
The ceremony was held in the House of Magic which has a most unassuming exterior. It conceals an ornamental garden where church bells toll and a theatre decked out in the best gothic style with dry ice, cobwebs, skeletons and spiders. It left no illusion about the focus of the evening – Horror! All in honour of the man who introduced us to the Rats, the Fog and the Dark during his tenure as one of the UK’s most popular authors of the supernatural.
The latest must listen to horror podcast The Pod of Horror featuring Mark Justice and Nanci Kalanta is now live for your listening pleasure.
"Pod of Horror #73: The Border by Robert McCammon
Has it been a fortnight already?
We’re back, kids, with a review of The Border, the highly-anticipated new horror novel by Robert McCammon.
Nanci has all the news you can use in The Call of Kalanta. The Poddess Goddess also delivers a personal message to the governor of Indiana.
And Jason Keene returns with a new installment of Moonshine Matinee.
You can listen to Pod of Horror on iTunes or right here. Just click on the link below."
Pod of Horror 73