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28 April 2015

Viewers to get 'Savaged' on Horror Channel this May

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Horror Channel’s film highlights for May includes the UK TV premiere for director Michael S. Ojeda’s provocative and compelling SAVAGED, Saturday 16 May @ 22:55

The Crow meets I Spit On Your Grave in a viciously gory supernatural shocker made in 2013 by Michael S.Ojeda. Travelling across country to be with her fiancé, deaf mute Zoe (the entrancing Amanda Adrienne) stumbles on a horrific crime. Zoe’s brave attempt to intervene seals her fate; she's brutalized and left for dead. When an Indian shaman finds her clinging to life in a shallow grave he attempts to save her – but in the mystical process the spirit of an ancient Apache warrior enters her corpse hell-bent on revenge. But can she slaughter the men who attacked her in time before her body decomposes completely?

Read Our review from 2014 Glasgow Film 4 Frightfest review of Savaged here.

There are also UK TV premieres for Daniel Benmayor’s heart-pumping slasher PAINTBALL and Martin Barnewitz’s chilling prequel toThe Messengers’ – MESSENGERS 2: SCARECROW

Fri 15 May @ 21:00 – PAINTBALL (2009) * UK TV Premiere

Eight strangers engaged in an intense game of experts-only paintball find their friendly game taking a terrifying turn when one of the team begins playing by a different set of rules. What was once a team sport has become a relentless struggle for individual survival as the combatants gradually come to realize that their greatest adversary may be the very game they set out to play. This fast-paced tale of trigger terrors is directed by Daniel Benmayor and stars Brendan Mackey, Jennifer Matter and Patrick Regis.

Fri 1 May @ 21:00 – MESSENGERS 2: SACRECROW (2009) - *UK TV Premiere

In this prequel to the Pang Brothers' terrifying debut, the eerie backstory of farmer John Rollins (Norman Reedus) plays out in all its bone-chilling glory. Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, John places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. But not for long. Produced by the celebrated Ghosthouse Pictures (30 Days of Night, Drag Me To Hell), this is one hayride best not taken alone. Directed by Martin Barnewitz and co-starring Heather Stephens & Claire Holt.

Plus, there are Network premieres for Peter Burger’s supernatural inker The Tattooist, Toby Wilkins’ fast-paced parasite thriller Splinter and Richard Gray’s Mine Games, a tense time-twister that packs an explosive punch.

Fri 8 May @ 21.00 – MINE GAMES (2012) *Network Premiere

A group of friends travel up to a cabin located deep within the forest. Shortly after arriving, they stumble across an abandoned mine and decide to explore the dark and mysterious tunnels. As the group hikes deeper within the mine, they make a shocking discovery that quickly turns their excitement into fear. Hunted by a mysterious force, the group must work together to escape the mine alive. This terrifying trip into unchartered hell stars: Briana Evigan, Ethan Peck and Julianna Guill. Directed by Richard Grey

Sat 23 May @ 22:45 – THE TATTOOIST (2007) *Network Premiere

A talented tattoo artist (Jason Behr) discovers that his attempt to master the ‘Samoan tatau’ tradition has awakened a vengeful supernatural force. In his devastating journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina (Mia Black) and recover his own soul. This superior and compelling tale of tattoos, murders and ultimate redemption is the debut feature of ‘Bloodlines’ director Peter Burger and also stars Nathaniel Lees and Robbie Magasiva.

Fri 30 May @ 22:50 – SPLINTER (2008) *Network Premiere

Polly Watt (Jill Wagner) and boyfriend Seth Belzer (Paulo Costanzo) are on a road trip when they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis Farell (Shea Whigham) and Lacey Belisle (Rachel Krebs). Plotting their next move, they find themselves in deeper trouble than any of them could have imagined -- a blood-crazed, parasitic creature that absorbs the corpses of its victims has the two couples in its sights. Finding shelter at an abandoned gas station, they must use their wits and every weapon at their disposal to stave off the onslaught, not only from the insatiable creature, but also each other. This a fun-filled, visually-captivating slaughterfest directed by Toby Wilkins (The Grudge 3)



TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 | Freeview 70
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9 June 2014

Simon Rumley Joins Shortcuts To Hell 2 Judging Panel

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The annual Film 4 Frightfest in London will be upon us very soon which means it's nearly time for the annual Shortcuts To Hell short film competition. This year the contest has a new judge British film director  Simon Rumley, who has just completed post production on his first ‘Hollywood’ movie The Last Word, SHORTCUTS TO HELL 2, which is run by FrightFest, Horror Channel, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios.

Rumley commented: “'As an arena to experiment, innovate and, ultimately, learn a craft, short film making always will be the lifeblood of film-making. It's great, therefore, to have a competition such as this to give aspiring film-makers an added incentive to try to realise their goal. This is a unique and mind-blowing opportunity”'

He will join Rosie Fletcher, acting editor of Total Film, Horror Channel’s Emily Booth, FrightFest director, Paul McEvoy, Wildseed Studio’s Creative Director, Jesse Cleverly and Movie Mogul’s John Shackleton, who are looking for new filmmakers primed and ready to make their first horror feature film.

The panel will choose three finalists who will then go forward to this year’s FrightFest event at the Vue West End in London, and have their 3-minute films screened before the discerning FrightFest audience. The overall winner will be chosen by public vote and will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 2015, with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000. The completed feature film will receive UK digital distribution, its world premiere at FrightFest 2015, and a broadcast premiere on Horror Channel.

All entries have until to Tuesday 22 July to upload their 3 minute films on to YouTube, submitting the link to submissions@shortcutstohell.com by 6pm on 22nd July. Downloadable T&C’s from www.shortcutstohell.com must be adhered to.

Check out www.shortcutstohell.com for more rules and more details.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShortCutsToHell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShortcutsToHell

Last years finalists are available on iTunes

2 January 2014

Iron Sky 'Dictator's Cut' Set For A Theatrical And UK Blu-Ray Release

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Cinehouse & The People's Movies have been sent the news that Film 4 FrightFest and 4Digital Media are to preview the UK premiere of Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut, ahead of its special collector's Steelbook Blu-Ray release on February 10th 2014.

The 'Dictator Cut' of Iron Sky features an additional twenty minutes of never seen before footage, will screen with Director Timo Vuorensola and Producer Tero Kaukomaa in attendance at a special one off event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square on Saturday 1st Februay 2014 at 6.00 PM.

The films director Vuorensola said, "This is the cut that I always wanted for the film - I can't wait for everyone to see this version, it's crazier,bigger and more fantastical than the first!"

On behalf of Film4 FrightFest co director Ian Rattray added "FrightFest are very pleased to be co-hosting this event with 4Digital Media.. We know our fans will love this event and it's always a pleasure to be back at the Prince Charles Cinema - FrightFest's spiritual home"

Iron Sky, a partly fan funded feature, stormed box office charts last year causing widespread buzz for perhaps one of the most surreal storylines in cinema history. This new Dictator'S Cut is bigger and better, with this one-off screening followed by a Q&A with the director and producer team behind Iron Sky.

The event will include special meet and greets, signing opportunities, one of a kind FRIGHFEST posters and chance to purchase signed copies of the film on limited edition, special steelbook format AHEAD of its general release on February 10th... Tickets, £13.50 and £11.00 for members are available from the Prince Charles Cinema or on line at Princes Charles Website 



19 March 2013

Game of Throne's Maisie Williams lands 'monster' role

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Production Company Movie Mogul Ltd (PANIC BUTTON), has announced today that actress Maisie Williams has signed up to play the lead role of Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi action film WE ARE MONSTERS.

Williams, who shot to fame as Ayra Stark in the HBO hit series GAME OF THRONES said today: “I am really pleased to be involved in We are Monsters and working with John and I can’t wait to bring Lorna to life'

Writer/Director John Shackleton says "Maisie brings a perfect blend of feistiness and vulnerability to this challenging role and I couldn't be more thrilled at the news of her acceptance of our offer."

Producer Gareth I. Davies added: “Maisie, a star in the making, will bring lots of vitality and excitement to the project, and her existing ‘Game of Thrones’ fan following will be delighted to see Maisie embark on her latest lead role – in what promises to be a very special film to hit our cinema screens in 2014

Also attached to the film, which goes into pre-production later in the year, is actor Doug Jones best known in the UK for his roles in the HELLBOY films and PAN’S LABYRINTH. He plays Lorna’s nemesis, the evil Sir Daniel Southall.

The crew includes monster effects specialist Neill Gorton ( FROM HELL); Stunt Co-ordinator Andy Bennett (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) and Storyboard artist Ben Oliver (JUDGE DREDD, X-MEN).


23 February 2013

Horror Channel, FrightFest & Movie Mogul team up to launch nationwide search for new filmmakers

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Can you make a short film that can cut it in hell? Have you got some killer ideas?

FrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel, are challenging aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film - the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. The overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea under mentorship from Movie Mogul, for a possible 2014 production.

666 Short Cuts To Hell is no ordinary film competition though. Entrants will have to follow a series of 'killer' restraints such as a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue, a maximum of 6 cast of and crew members and a maximum budget of £666.



Chris Sharp, Chief Operating Officer for CBS Chello Zone Channels, commented: "Horror Channel has a rich history in supporting new film making talent through Directors' Nights, new talent seasons, its FrightFest Short Film Showcases and Horror Club. We're looking for the next talent which we will support with on air exposure and undoubtedly feedback from our loyal viewers. We know there are many keen filmmakers among our audience - this is their chance to get their work in the spotlight and get noticed by the UK film industry."

John Shackleton, M.D of Movie Mogul said: "In the current technological HD/digital climate, it really is possible to make just about anything, and new entrant filmmaking is a level playing field. Now is the perfect time and opportunity to uncover new talent with big ideas, who just need that little nudge to really get going. Horror is a fantastic genre in which to cut teeth and sharpen skills because it is historically more of an ideas-driven genre, that doesn't necessarily require big name stars to break through".

Paul McEvoy, co-director of FrightFest added: "We want filmmakers of all kinds to take up the gauntlet and entertain horror audiences with some bold, fun and original ideas. An army of inspired filmmakers all equipped with the same limitations of genre, budget and duration, should really make for a very exciting competition!"

Entrants must submit their completed film by 6pm on the 6th June 2013.
Submission guidelines and terms and conditions can be found at www.shortcutstohell.com

The overall winner will be announced at FrightFest 2013 after the six films have been screened. The full jury will be announced in due course, and will include: Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, FrightFest director Paul McEvoy, Movie Mogul’s John Shackleton and filmmaker/Special Make-up Effects expert Paul Hyett.


TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138
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10 November 2012

Cinehouse of Horrors #4

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Greetings Horror Fans! Cinehouse’s fortnightly horror news round-up has had a bit of a prolonged break but we’re back on track to deliver the most important highlights in grotesque cinema over the past four weeks.

News
Starting with the classic-horror related news the new Child’s Play film Curse of Chucky has an apt and potty-mouthed tagline which you can catch on the promo poster over at Bleeding Cool. The sixth instalment in the franchise sees Chucky again voiced by cult favourite Brad Dourif and helmed by Don Mancini, who created Chucky back in 1988. Mancini’s return to the series as writer and director is surely a sign that Chucky fans can start getting pretty excited.


Next up, Joe Dante fans (GREMLINS!) will be pleased to hear the director will be returning behind the camera to work on a supernatural thriller called Air Disturbance. Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) will star as a religious zealot opposite Dylan Walsh’s widower Sam Davidson as the two try to come to terms with supernatural occurrences around the plane. 
Hammer has unveiled the first photo from its next feature The Quiet Ones, the infamous British powerhouse of horror saw a disappointing resurrection with The Resident but picked up its game with The Woman in Black last year so we’re pretty excited about this. The story follows an unconventional professor who takes his best and brightest off campus for a ground-breaking experiment: to create a poltergeist by harnessing negative human energy. Now, take the fact that Jared Harris is playing the charismatic professor and the film seems like its in good standing to be an interesting watch.

Unfortunately Tobe Hooper’s latest film Djinn has had some problems picking up a distributor over the past year but hopefully the American Film Market can help put the film in better standing. To help spread the word there’s photos and a trailer over at Shock till you Drop, check them out.
We’re pretty fond of Poe adaptations here, considering Poe played a pretty integral part to the crafting of what we loosely refer to as modern horror, so it’s a pleasure to announce that Poe's  'The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether’ is to be adapted for screen under the title Eliza Graves. Brad Anderson, director of The Machinist and Session 9, has replaced Oren Pelli (Paranormal Activity) as director on the production due to start filming next year.
Adam Gierasch’s Schism caught our eye fairly quickly in the long list of exciting upcoming  projects thanks to its striking old-school poster. The synopsis sounds pretty awesome too and you can read it here. Considering its in post production now, you won’t have long to wait for some trans-dimensional mind screwing.


Last but not least we have a stellar collection of trailers for you folks, the much anticipated Evil Dead remake trailer proves it might actually be something special and at least its got its eyes on the right kind of…"ew”. The Silent Night remake looks like this years Christmas bloodbath, hopefully it will surprise and expand on the original, and at the very least I think we're all happy to pay to see Malcolm Mcdowell hunt down another psychopath. At long last we finally have the trailer for World War Z which is genuinely thrilling and kinda unsettling, perhaps the greatest zombie epic since Dawn of the Dead? We leave it up to you. And for all those Don Coscarelli fans who've been sitting on seat-edge gagging for the next slice of Phantasm, we do not have a Phantasm 5 trailer. What we do have though is the trailer for Coscarelli’s latest mind-fuck John Dies at the End. Fret not, for Coscarelli has, since the film’s completion, admitted that Phantasm 5 is back on his mind as something that has to be done!

Trailers

Warm Bodies

Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
Synopsis: Teen Zombie 'R' finds himself falling for human girl Julie, and their romance might just be the antidote the entirely dead world needs.




World War Z

Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, David Morse, Mireille Enos
Synopsis: U.N Employee Gerry Lane races across the world in an attempt to stop the Zombie virus that looks set to destroy humanity.



Carrie

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer
Synopsis: A young girl discovers her telekinetic powers, and the destruction they can cause, after being pushed too far at senior prom.




Maniac

Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Starring: Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Liane Balaban
Synopsis: A serial killer with a severe Mommy complex stalks and murders internet sourced victims in an attempt at revenge.



Silent Night

Directed by: Steven C. Millar
Starring: Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, Ellen Wong
Synopsis: A psychopathic Santa Claus torments a suburban Midwest town

 

Stoker

Directed by: Chan-wook Park
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Mathew Goode
Synopsis: After the death of her father, India becomes infatuated with her elusive and sinister Uncle Charlie.



Evil Dead

Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas
Synopsis: Mia, along with her brother and friends, head to a remote cabin where the discovery of a mysterious book has horrific consequences.



John Dies at the End

Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Starring: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti
Synopsis: A new street drug that allows it's users to travel across time and space causes deamonic effects. It's up to John and Dave to save the day.



DVD Releases

November is a quiet month for horror releases, but we have carefully selected some of the standout home video releases.

Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection (Blu-Ray) - 12/11/12
Some of the iconic director's finest features are pain-stakingly restored to stunning quality for the Blu-Ray release of The Masterpiece Collection. Standouts include the unforgettable Psycho, the hugely underrated The Trouble with Harry, the terrifying The Birds and gritty Frenzy.

Excision - 12/11/12
Excision is one of these films we cannot recommend enough. In a similar vein to Carrie, Richard Bates Jr.'s tale of teenage angst follows oddball teenager Pauline, who has a fixation with performing surgery. A cast dozens of cult film veterans  including John Waters, Traci Lords, Ray Wise, Malcolm McDowell, Roger Bart and a stellar leading turn from AnnaLynne McCord, make Excision a must see.


The House of the Laughing Windows - 19/11/12
Released by Shameless, who pride themselves on selling the trashiest, most depraved European horrors, have set their sights on The House of the Laughing Windows. This Italian horror sees a young artist discovering the twisted, sleazy past of the tranquil town that he is staying. Fans of giallo are like to be in their element with this 1976 feature.

That's it from us, see you in two weeks!

Scott Clark, Andrew Mcarthur, Jo Heinemeier


15 August 2012

Cinehouse of Horrors

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Greetings horror fans! Welcome to Cinehouse’s first ever horror newsletter, a fortnightly round-up of all things gruesome and macabre, from set pics to posters, trailers to tit-bits. Enjoy!

off, Hellraiser fans should know that some of Paul Gerrard’s (Wrath of the Titans) concept art for the troubled remake is online now. Gerrard and Mike Le Han also put together a teaser trailer as part of their pitch to Dimension Films, but that hasn’t “accidentally” found its way onto the web yet. The update of Clive Barker’s seminal 1987 gothic fable has swapped hands a few times over the past while, at one point Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) was attached to direct, but still hasn’t settled on a writer or director. The sketches are signs that it’s still early days for the production but it seems to be heading in the right direction. see the images here.

On the subject of remakes, Bloody Disgusting has revealed that Lionsgate are contemplating a reboot to the Saw franchise. The seven part saga which became a staple of Halloween horror, releasing a new film every October, ended in 2010 with what most fans felt was a rounded finale. Given that The Amazing Spider-Man has received so much flak for coming just 10 years after Raimi’s original, talk of a Saw remake only 8 years on seems ridiculous. An eighth instalment of the Jigsaw Killer’s legacy however could go either way, especially if the series’ head villain, played by Tobin Bell, returned.

A few new posters for upcoming points of interest have appeared. 2 new posters for Paul W.S. Anderson’s fifth instalment of the Resident Evil franchise is out and this one looks more than ever like an action epic. The films, inspired by the legendary Capcom survival games, have been a massive success since the first one back in 2002 and series regular Milla Jovovich has transformed into an action star over that time. Jovovich will be reunited with Michelle Rodriguez who starred in the first Resident Evil, along with Sienna Guillory and Oded Fehr. Resident Evil: Retribution will be out in cinemas September 28th.

Pascal Laugier caught our eye in 2008 when he unleashed Martyrs on the unsuspecting audiences and catapulted himself to the forefront of new horror talent. His next film The Tall Man (Phantasm fans relax, it’s not what you think) stars Jessica Biel as a young mother out to uncover the legend of a child snatching terror after her son disappears. We're pretty excited. The film is in cinemas August 31st and the poster is out now.Last but not least Rob Zombie’s latest film The Lords of Salem now has its second poster which shows Sheri-Moon Zombie (Rob’s real-life wife and regular feature of his films) looking creepy as Hell. After Zombie’s pitch-perfect grotesque road movie The Devil’s Rejects and his two part reimaging of John Carpenter’s Halloween, his next feature comes highly anticipated.