12th Jan2016

‘Chancers’ – The Great Gangster Film Fraud

by Stuart Wright

Bashar Al Issa, a bankrupt Middle Eastern entrepreneur and Aoife Madden, an unemployed Irish actress join up to make feature films. Their first movie will have an almost unheard-of budget for a British film of £20m. But there’s a problem – the money never actually comes in. Undeterred, Bashar and Aoife submit £8m of production […]

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12th Jan2016

Frightfest 2015: New trailer & poster for ‘The Other Side of the Door’

by Phil Wheat

The latest film from director Johannes Roberts, the man behind the excellent Frightfest flick F, The Other Side of the Door stars Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sisto; and tells the story of a family whose idyllic existence is destroyed when a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother (Callies) […]

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12th Jan2016

New horror anthology ‘Terror Tales’ in production

by Phil Wheat

In the tradition of classic formula horror anthologies Creepshow and Tales From The Darkside, comes Terror Tales from Heart and Fire Productions. The film – which is now in production – features a bevy of genre icons, with Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers) heading up the cast. The wrap-around tale fixes on a husband who is abducted by a psychopath […]

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11th Jan2016

Pandie Suicide features in first teaser for ‘Blood Bath’

by Phil Wheat

Deathaus Films have released a bloody 20 second teaser clip for their upcoming horror short film Blood Bath. Directed by Erik Boccio and written, produced by and starring Pandie Suicide, the film is being made by the same team who shot Massacre, an award-winning horror short also starring Pandie Suicide, Billy Morrison, London May and with a cameo appearance from Jeordie White, Jeff Hilliard, Katy Foley and Rob Patterson. The […]

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11th Jan2016

First look at Miles Morales in Spider-Man #1

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the Marvel Universe Miles Morales, hope you survive the experience! That’s right, he’s here – and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again. Yes, here’s your look inside Spider-Man #1, the highly anticipated new series from blockbuster Miles Morales co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Sure, he’s been doing the super hero […]

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11th Jan2016

Fox snap up rights to Joe Hill’s new novel ‘The Fireman’

by Phil Wheat

Fox have acquired rights to Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel The Fireman, which is set to be published by Gollancz on June 7th 2016. Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, Now You See Me) is said to be down to direct it. Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Maze Runner, […]

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11th Jan2016

Katie Bonham’s new short ‘Mindless’ to premiere at Glasgow Frightfest

by Phil Wheat

Katie Bonham’s fourth horror short, Mindless, starring Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II and Nightbreed), has been selected to screen its world premiere at this years Film 4′s Frightfest Glasgow at 3:40pm on 26th February in the Glasgow Film Theatre. Mindless tells the story of Peter (Nicholas Vince) – a senile, middle-aged man whose house […]

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11th Jan2016

Glasgow FrightFest 2016 – The Line-Up

by Phil Wheat

Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday […]

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11th Jan2016

Vietnamese martial arts epic ‘Sword of the Assassin’ comes to the UK

by Phil Wheat

Koch Media have announced the UK release of Sword of the Assassin, which has been described as “Vietnam’s martial arts calling card” by Twitch Film. Marking Vietnam’s first foray into the realm of historic martial arts epics, the film features beautiful cinematography and exhilarating action scenes in the vein of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This […]

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10th Jan2016

Brand new image of the titular ‘Suicide Squad’

by Phil Wheat

As if the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. also have another DC Comics film up their proverbial sleeve… Suicide Squad. Yes, DC’s super villain team come to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (Fury). Besides helming the film, Ayer is also writing the script for […]

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09th Jan2016

Batman is badass in new ‘Batman v Superman’ TV spot

by Phil Wheat

The PR train for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rolls on – this time we bring you a brand new TV spot for the film featuring Batman being particularly badass. Check it out below: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most […]

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08th Jan2016

Two more clips from ‘The 5th Wave’

by Phil Wheat

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with […]

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08th Jan2016

Retro slasher ‘Lost After Dark’ gets a UK release

by Phil Wheat

Metrodome have announced that they are set to release the retro slasher Lost After Dark on DVD next month. Directed by Ian Kessner and starring Robert Patrick (T2, Scorpion, The X-Files), Sarah Fisher, Mark Weibe, Jesse Camacho and David Lipper, the film has been described as… “a fitting homage to the slasher flicks of the […]

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08th Jan2016

De Niro flexes his muscles on new ‘Dirty Grandpa’ poster

by Phil Wheat

Check out the new UK one-sheet poster for Dirty Grandpa, which is released in UK cinemas 29th January 2016, with previews from 25th January. The film is an outrageous and raunchy comedy starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, along with Aubrey Plaza, Julianne Hough, Danny Glover and Dermot Mulroney. Jason Kelly (Efron) is one […]

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07th Jan2016

First images & trailer for ‘The Conjuring 2′

by Phil Wheat

Following the record-breaking success of The Conjuring, stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reunite with director James Wan for The Conjuring 2, another chilling chapter from the Warren case files – this time set in 1977 Enfield, North London! Check out the first images, official teaser trailer and synopsis for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield […]

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07th Jan2016

SPOILER ALERT: Funko Pop! figure offers ‘Civil War’ spoilers

by Phil Wheat

This past week you may have seen some images floating around the interwebs of the new Pop! and Dorbz figures Funko are releasing in the next couple of months for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. And whilst a number of sites (including Bleeding Cool) ran images of the Agent 13, Scarlet Witch, Crossbones and Black […]

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07th Jan2016

New trailer for ‘Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India’

by Kat Wheat

The second entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles saga takes place in India, 1841, where tensions between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company are escalating quickly. With the release of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India just around the corner, check out the latest trailer for the game: The year is 1841, and tensions between […]

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06th Jan2016

New clip from sci-fi thriller ‘The 5th Wave’

by Phil Wheat

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with […]

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06th Jan2016

First trailer & artwork for slasher ‘Serial Kaller’

by Phil Wheat

Wild Eye Releasing’s latest slasher flick, Serial Kaller, cuts to the bone of modern technology, where everyone broadcasts themselves through hashtags and filters. The lovely ladies of Babealicious TV flaunt what they have for all the world to see, but one deranged fan wants more than pixels. When he calls, the game changes forever… A […]

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06th Jan2016

First Look: Invincible Iron Man #6

by Phil Wheat

Strap in, suit up and hold on, because the second arc of the flagship Marvel title starts here! And this is your first look inside Invincible Iron Man #6 – the explosive first chapter of “The War Machines” from creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato. All is not right within the house of Stark […]

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06th Jan2016

First images from season 2 of ‘Daredevil’

by Phil Wheat

The Netflix original series Marvel’s Daredevil returns on March 18th with the highly anticipated second season of its epic live-action adventure series (season 1 of Marvel’s Daredevil is now streaming). The second season debuts amidst the release of the Netflix original Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the upcoming Marvel’s Luke Cage and future release of Marvel’s Iron Fist, […]

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05th Jan2016

Bernard Rose’s stunning ‘Frankenstein’ comes to Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

I’ll be honest, on paper, seeing yet another film based on the Frankenstein story – especially directed by Bernard Rose, who by this time had fallen far from the acclaim of Candyman – was not my idea of a good time. Thankfully I put aside my prejudices when the film screened at Frightfest last summer […]

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