21st Jul2022

Competition: Win 80s slasher ‘Hell High’ on Blu-ray!

by Phil Wheat

Teenage kicks take a decidedly dark turn in director Douglas Grossman’s Hell High – out now on Blu-ray from Arrow Video – a twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme, where Class of 1984 meets I Spit on Your Grave. To celebrate we are giving away a Blu-ray! When high school football hero […]

18th Jul2022

Feature: Teenagers… Beware of the 80s!

by Phil Wheat

The 1980s were a very dangerous time for the younger generation onscreen. Any teen or twenty-something movie character in the slasher genre of the era was pretty much guaranteed to get the chop. 1989 slasher gem Hell High is a case in point – no sooner have the credits rolled heads have started rolling. Or […]

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24th Jun2022

The best non-Norman Bates thrillers starring Anthony Perkins

by Phil Wheat

OK, so the actor Anthony Perkins is best known for his legendary role as Norman Bates in Hitchcock’s Psycho and its sequels… but that part is not the sum total of this superb actor’s career. That’s not to say he didn’t trade on his status as cinema’s seminal psycho, and starred in plenty of chiller […]

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10th Feb2022

‘Don’t Go in the House’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci, Ruth Dardick | Written by Joseph Ellison, Ellen Hammill, Joe Masefield | Directed by Joseph Ellison One of the many films that were tangled up in the video nasty debacle of the early 80s, Don’t Go In The House tells the story of Donny, a somewhat disturbed man […]

21st Jan2022

‘Sleep’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sandra Hüller, Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Max Hubacher, August Schmölzer, Marion Kracht, Agata Buzek, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Katharina Behrens, Andreas Anke | Written by Michael Venus, Thomas Friedrich | Directed by Michael Venus Tormented by vivid nightmares she believes are real, Marlene (Sandra Hüller) starts piecing together her oneiric visions. Assembling nightmarish sketches, maddening notes, and […]

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15th Dec2021

Feature: The Action-Packed World of Shaw Brothers

by Phil Wheat

During the 1970s the Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong produced some of the most iconic action films ever made, revolutionising the genre through the backbreaking work of top-shelf talent. The new Limited Edition Blu-ray box set from Arrow Video presents twelve jewels from the Shaw crown, all released within the 1970s – here’s a […]

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26th Nov2021

Feature: Horror in the Mall

by Phil Wheat

In the 1970s and 1980s, shopping malls were popping up all over America, and it was only a matter of time before they became a favoured setting for horror films – where better to plunge a knife into the heart of American consumerism and idyllic suburban life? It wasn’t long before malls in the movies […]

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10th Nov2021

Feature: The Family That Slays Together Stays Together!

by Phil Wheat

In director Wes Craven’s 1977 horror masterpiece The Hills Have Eyes, a family run into trouble when their campervan breaks down in the middle of the desert, leaving them at the mercy of a clan of cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. To celebrate the release of the definitive edition of this defining classics of […]

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15th Oct2021

The Scariest Doll Of All – Annabelle & Chucky’s Italian Cousin!

by Phil Wheat

If you think Chucky from Child’s Play and Annabelle are scary – well, it’s time you met their Italian predecessors, a pair of very creepy dolls that play key roles in the classic giallo Deep Red, from Dario Argento, the maestro of the macabre. This pair are so frightening, they’d make Billy from Saw turn […]

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27th Sep2021

‘Dementer & Jug Face’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

DEMENTER Stars: Katie Groshong, Brandy Edmiston, Larry Fessenden, Eller Hall, Scott Hodges, Stephanie Kinkle | Written and Directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle Cults are a classic horror film troupe for good reason… In Dementer our protagonist Katie (Katie Groshong) runs away from a cult and takes a job caring for people with special needs in a […]

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24th Sep2021

Feature: Wicked Kids on the Silver Screen

by Phil Wheat

“IN THEIR WORLD, ADULTS ARE NOT ALLOWED… TO LIVE.” So runs the chilling tagline for the 1984 cult classic horror Children of the Corn, based on the short story by horror maestro Stephen King. Set in an agricultural town in Nebraska, the film tells the story of 12-year-old Isaac, a real little charmer who indoctrinates […]

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23rd Jul2021

A Brief History of Giant Monster Movies

by Phil Wheat

The ‘kaiju’ film – the Japanese giant monster movie – includes such classic screen icons as mutated sea monster Godzilla, flying caterpillar deity Mothra and towering turtle Gamera. Among the multitude of magnificent monsters was Daimajin, inspired by the ancient Golem story where a large stone-carved being comes to life. The Daimajin Trilogy has been […]

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28th May2021

‘Dinner in America’ VOD Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Emily Skeggs, Kyle Gallner, Lea Thompson, Brian Andrus, Shelby Alayne Antel, Sophie Bolen, Gary Brunner, Nick Chinlund, Kristin Condon, Lena Drake | Written and Directed by Adam Carter Rehmeier Written and directed by Adam Carter Rehmeier (The Bunny Game), Dinner in America is the tale of Patty (Emily Skeggs) and Simon (Kyle Gallner), the […]

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09th Apr2021

‘Clapboard Jungle’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Alain Elliott

Featuring: Chris Alexander, Dave Alexander, Chad Archibald, Charles Band, Yazid Benfeghoul, Justin Benson, Zack Bernbaum and many more! | Directed by Justin McConnell If you watch independent movies, listen to the podcasts about them and follow the people that make them on social media, then Clapboard Jungle is the movie for you. Directed by Justin […]

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19th Feb2021

New official trailer for ‘The Stylist’

by Phil Wheat

Writer/director Jill Gevargizian’s assured debut feature The Stylist, is set to premiere on March 1st 2021 exclusively on ARROW, the passion-driven film platform features movies the Arrow Video brand is famous for – and in anticipation of the debut, Arrow have released a new official trailer for the film… Check it out below: Featuring a […]

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11th Feb2021

New artwork & UK release date for horror ‘The Stylist’

by Phil Wheat

Arrow have announced the premier of writer/director Jill Gevargizian assured debut feature The Stylist, a sleek and inventive psychological thriller starring Najarra Townsend (Contracted) as a brilliant but shy hairdresser with an extremely dark secret AND debuted brand-new artwork for the film! You can see it first on ARROW – the companies SVOD service – […]

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18th Jan2021

Arrow announce Demons 1 & 2 coming to 4K UHD!

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video have announced brand new 4K restorations of both Demons and its sequel Demons 2, presented in more vivid and terrifying ways than ever before, alongside a wealth of bonus features old and new, making this the ultimate experience in celluloid terror. In the early 1980s, Dario Argento, the famed horror maestro responsible for […]

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06th Jan2021

Competition: Win an Arrow Video Blu-ray of ‘REC’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of REC – out now from Arrow Video – we’re giving away a Blu-ray. 28 Days Later meets The Blair Witch Project as a mysterious virus turns the inhabitants of an apartment building into a horde of frenzied, bloodthirsty ghouls in the original 2007 “found footage” phenomenon that spawned a hit […]

23rd Dec2020

Interview: William Grefe on Arrow’s ‘He Came From the Swamp’ boxset

by Phil Wheat

In this interview legendary Grindhouse director William Grefe discusses filming in the swamp, snake attacks, signing William Shatner at the airport and the truth about the Florida Yeti. Did you ever think your films would be given the Blu-ray treatment like this? In all my emails and Facebook, people from all over the world love […]

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09th Oct2020

Competition: Win ‘The Deeper You Dig’ on Arrow Video Blu-ray!

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Deeper You Dig – on Limited Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and available on the Arrow Video Channel from October 5th – we’re giving away a Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Video. Themes of family, loss and survival intersect on the thin line that separates the living from the dead in […]

05th Oct2020

‘The Deeper You Dig’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: John Adams, Toby Poser, Zelda Adams, Izzy Figueredo | Written and Directed by John Adams, Toby Poser Husband and wife team, John Adams and Toby Poser co-write and co-direct once again (they’ve worked together a number of times on a few films, including Halfway to Zen in 2016) this horror title that, with the synopsis […]

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05th Aug2020

Competition: Win an Arrow Video Blu-ray of ‘Pitch Black’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Pitch Black – available on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray 17th August from Arrow Video – we have a Blu-ray up for grabs! The sci-fi/horror sleeper hit that birthed a franchise and launched the career of a new action movie icon, Pitch Black is released in an illuminating, brand new […]

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