Archive for September, 2011

An isolated place, snowstorms, a scary old house in the woods, four friends and one crazed psychopath – a recipe for disaster? A recipe for cliché soup, more like. This horror story is a simple and common one: homely artist Winona (Hanna Oldenburg) has returned to her home town to do some work away from [...]

The Woman is a harrowing, brutal, darkly satirical, encapsulating horror film. Not for the faint-hearted, this disturbing tale is utterly brilliant. Outwardly the Cleek family seems like the American ideal; successful husband, happy wife, doting son, two intelligent and beautiful daughters. But looks are horribly deceiving; the father is a domineering patriarch, his son a [...]

The Dead is released on Monday 10th October and we have 1 signed copy to giveaway! Shot on locations across Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa on 35mm including many never before committed to celluloid locations, The Dead is unlike anything horror audiences have ever experienced – an apocalyptic, savage journey to the heart of [...]

Cannibals – the more personable zombie. From Cannibal Ferox to We Are What We Are, cannibals have graced the screens of horror fans for years, and 2011 sees a French-language Belgium made horror… Max, an agoraphobic golfing enthusiast with a murky past, leads a secluded life in the remote Belgian countryside. While out in the [...]

Vampire Boys is laughably terrible.  Featuring terrible acting, terrible dialogue, a terrible score and a genuinely terrible storyline, Vampire Boys is perhaps the worst “horror” film released in 2011. Dewy-eyed and innocent Ohio boy Caleb (Christian Ferrer) has moved to Los Angeles in a free flat-share with guitar-twanging student Paul (Ryan Adames). As soon as [...]

Beginning with an exclusive news report in front of Area 51, we’re told how the American government has opened their doors to the press, to dispel all rumours of extraterrestrial goings-on at the notorious base. The two golden ticket reporters are “Fact Zone” founder and general snooping bitch Claire (Vanessa Branch) and world famous newsreader [...]

51 is a new science fiction feature from the After Dark Originals brand, coming to DVD & Blu-ray 26 September, and to mark the release we have 3 Blu-Rays to give away! Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most [...]

Hot new supernatural drama VAMPIRE BOYS comes to DVD on 26th September, and to mark its release we’ve got 3 copies to give away! A brood of hot and hungry vampires are in desperate need of ‘The One’: a young, fresh blooded victim that can be turned into an eternal mate that allows them to [...]

Tucker & Dale vs Evil is genuinely funny, full of great performances and gleefully gory. Taking the traditional, well-used tactic of dumping a group of young adults in the arse end of an American camping forest and sitting back as the requisite motley crew of backwards hicks and redneck freaks mutilate and murder them, and [...]

Wreckage is horror at it’s worst; lazy, confused, boring, stupid and brimming with clichés. Some of the acting is decent, but otherwise Wreckage is a car-crash of a movie and it’s an absolute write-off. It begins with two starts – for some insane reason – one featuring a bespectacled child executing his mum and her [...]

Recently there has been a slur of myth-based horror films coming out of Europe’s less-prolific filmmaking countries, with the likes of Rare Exports (Finland), Troll Hunter (Norway) and Saint (Netherlands) all arriving in the last year. What they’ve all had in common is the twist on a well-known fairy tale – from Trolls to Santa [...]

Win EPISODE 50 on DVD! Episode 50 is released on Monday 19th September and we have 3 copies to giveaway! Experience the true terror of things that go bump in the dead of night in the blood-curdling Episode 50, one of this year’s most nerve-shredding, spine-chilling supernatural thrillers. Over three years and 49 episodes, the [...]

Four mountaineering friends discover a young foreign girl buried underground with only a breathing tube and a bottle of water for company. With little option but to take her down the mountain to civilization, the group splits up – one team scaling a severe drop to call the authorities, one team taking the “long” route [...]

Welcome… Welcome to Banoi, an island full of sun, sea, sand and sex. And slaughter. Dead Island is a good game; it is massively flawed but also immensely fun, surprisingly difficult and utterly addictive. Impossible to put down, this is enjoyable zombie mayhem. I look forward to the sequel, when they’ve destroyed the plethora of [...]

TROOOOLL! The moment suspected poacher Hans screams “Troll” at a camera crew in the middle of a dark forest before sprinting away in panic, Troll Hunter is one long, exciting, gleeful thrill ride. The prelude to this moment is perhaps superfluous and slow, but once our bearded troll hunter starts legging it away from something [...]

WHAT THE HELL IS FRIGHTFEST? Seriously, you don’t know? Fair enough. Well, Frightfest is an annual horror film festival held in central London over the August bank holiday weekend and brings together some of the newest, freshest horror films to hordes of ravenous horror fans. Originally conceived in 2000 by Paul McEvoy, Ian Rattray and [...]