21st Feb2024

First trailer & poster for holiday horror ‘Something in the Water’

by Phil Wheat

StudioCanal UK have released the trailer and poster for the exhilarating and emotionally fraught action thriller (because we can’t call films horror movies anymore can we?) Something in the Water, which is set for a UK cinema release this July. When Meg (Hiftu Quasem, Ten Percent) attends the wedding of old friend Lizzie (Lauren Lyle, […]

21st Feb2024

Eureka to debut ‘China O’Brien 1 & 2’ on Blu-ray and 4K

by Phil Wheat

Eureka Entertainment are set to release two of my all-time FAVOURITE action movies, China O’Brien 1 and 2, the franchise that established American martial artist Cynthia Rothrock as an international action star. Presented on UK Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (separate releases) for the first time anywhere in the world, from brand new 4K […]

21st Feb2024

TNA Wrestling extend Josh Alexander’s contract into 2025

by Phil Wheat

TNA Wrestling have announced that they have extended the contract of Josh Alexander, as first reported by Sports Illustrated. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Alexander is one of the most accomplished, decorated wrestlers in TNA history, a star in singles and tag team action. Alexander made his pro wrestling debut in 2005 and […]

21st Feb2024

Goredrome Pictures announce this month’s releases!

by Phil Wheat

This month, Goredrome Pictures have announced the release of The Wind, the 1986 American slasher film directed by Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death), the extreme film Trypophobic Possession about trypophobia and Visions of Filth, the sixth film of the Abomination Collection series. All of them are already available for pre-order on Goredrome Pictures and TetroVideo […]

21st Feb2024

MidWest WeirdFest announces full 2024 program

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest has announced its full program for 2024. The 8th annual film festival – a cinematic celebration of of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird – takes place March 1st – 3rd 2024 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The fest’s fantastic line-up of horror, sci-fi, underground, paranormal, […]

13th Feb2024

Slasher throwback ‘Camp Pleasant Lake’ gets a release date!

by Phil Wheat

DeskPop Entertainment will release Thomas Walton’s refreshingly indie new horror film Camp Pleasant Lake in select US cinemas and on VOD February 27th! The film, which stars 90s screen icon Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little) alongside a bevvy of genre film icons, is a loving throwback to the thrilling, violent summer camp slasher films […]

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13th Feb2024

First poster & trailer for 90s disaster movie follow-up ‘Twisters’

by Phil Wheat

This summer, the epic studio disaster movie returns with the adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster Twister, that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous—and destructive—forces from the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar-nominated […]

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13th Feb2024

Guest list announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2024

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s No.1 horror fantasy event FrightFest, which returns to Glasgow for its 19th year from Thursday 7 March to Saturday 9 March 2024, have announced the incredible line-up of talent that will grace the eagerly-anticipated event: Schitt’s Creek and The Rig star Emily Hampshire will be hosting the World Premiere of MOM, alongside the […]

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13th Feb2024

First look at second series of BBC horror ‘Wreck’

by Phil Wheat

Created and written by Ryan J. Brown, the second series of Wreck is set in the months after the events of series one’s shocking blood-soaked conclusion. Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood, Breeders), Thaddea Graham (Sex Education, Us) and Jodie Tyack (Noughts + Crosses, Unforgotten) return alongside fellow survivors Anthony Rickman (Enola Holmes), Amber Grappy (One Day), Peter […]

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12th Feb2024

Francesco Gabriele’s ‘Behave’ to screen at this year’s Romford Horror Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

Thespian Films have announced that the feature film Behave, directed by Francesco Gabriele, has been selected for this year’s Romford Horror Film Festival. The film tells the story of a group of eccentric young adults taken to a villa on the outskirts of London following the death of their friend, they are shocked to discover […]

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12th Feb2024

Frightfest announce additional title for this year’s Glasgow event

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s No.1 horror film festival, FrightFest, which returns to the renowned Glasgow for its 19th year from Thursday 7 March to Saturday 9 March 2024, has announced it will be screening the UK premiere of The Soul Eater, from co-directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who, as part of the vanguard of French Extreme […]

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12th Feb2024

First films announced for the 2024 A Night of Horror International Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

A Night of Horror International Film Festival, announces its first programming wave for 2024 today. Long known as Australia’s premier genre film event, the festival now takes place in the United States. This year, the festival’s 16th edition – and first in the US – screens from March 1-3, at the Micon Downtown Cinema in […]

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12th Feb2024

‘The Activated Man’ to screen at the 2024 Romford Horror Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

Nicholas Gyeney (Beta Test, Ultra Low) and producer Kelsey Aho of Genie Productions are excited to announce that The Activated Man, Gyeney’s deeply personal latest feature, will make its U.K. debut at the Romford Horror Film Festival. The mind-bending thriller will premiere on Sunday, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the Premier Cinemas in the […]

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29th Jan2024

Romford Horror Festival unveils a packed 4-Day Horror Fest for 2024

by Phil Wheat

The Romford Horror Festival, an extended four-day plunge into the heart of cinematic horror, returns for its FOURTH(!) year on Thursday, 29th February, with a lineup that promises a star-studded affair, featuring Tony Todd, Prunella Scales, Sean Young, Jamie Lomas, Kane Hodder, Kierston Wareing, Lynn Lowry, Caroline Munro, Graham Cole, Diane Franklin, Caroline Pickles, Pauline […]

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24th Jan2024

Comics Interview: Dissected – Issue #9

by Ian Wells

Up Front & Letters DAK uses some of the Up Front space in this issue to publish more letters. It’s all to do with this being the end of CI’s first year and everyone involved is in a mood to celebrate. The letters are basically singing the praises of a job well done and it […]

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19th Jan2024

Frightfest Glasgow 2024 line-up announced!

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest, the UK’s No.1 horror fantasy event, returns to the renowned Glasgow Film Festival for its 19th year, from Thursday 7th March to Saturday 9th March 2024. This year’s diverse and creative line-up, once again housed at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, showcases the latest new releases from the horror, chiller and fantastic realms by […]

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27th Dec2023

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek at 3 upcoming ‘Star Wars: Unlimited’ trading cards!

by Phil Wheat

Fantasy Flight Games’ forthcoming Star Wars™: Unlimited, is a brand-new trading card game for everyone, whether you are a hardcore Star Wars fan, a longtime player of trading card games (TCGs), or anywhere in between! In this game, you build a deck using cards you acquire from randomized booster packs, and each of those cards […]

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22nd Nov2023

Chuck Norris, Vanilla Ice & Sophie Monk board the ‘Zombie Plane’

by Phil Wheat

90’s pop icon Vanilla Ice stars as himself alongside Australia’s darling Sophie Monk, who is also playing herself in the upcoming action-comedy, Zombie Plane; which also boasts Chuck Norris, starring as Commander Chuck Norris, in the cast – who “mentored and trained Ice to be the deadly secret agent he is today”. In Zombie Plane, […]

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22nd Nov2023

Synapse announce limited edition 4K of Mike Mendez’s ‘The Convent’

by Phil Wheat

Synapse Films have announced a Limited Edition (4,000 units) UHD & Blu-ray Slipcover combo for Mike Mendez’s much-cherished The Convent (a personal fave of mine FYI). From its opening massacre, set to the strains of (appropriately enough) Lesley Gore, The Convent is an in-your-face fright film with a full-blooded sense of humor. Director Mike Mendez […]

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22nd Nov2023

Visual Vengeance to release lost Linnea Quigley film ‘Scream Queen’

by Phil Wheat

Visual Vengeance, a Blu-ray label dedicated to vintage ‘Shot on Video’ and microbudget genre independents from the 1980s though 2000s, has revealed its next Blu-ray collector’s edition release for November 2023, the lost Linnea Quigley movie Scream Queen (2002). Considered a ‘lost’ Linnea Quigley movie, Scream Queen now enjoys its first-ever wide release on home […]

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15th Nov2023

First look at Full Moon’s ‘Bad CGI Gator’

by Phil Wheat

Sharknado, Slither, Eight Legged Freaks, Piranha… movie history is saturated with ridiculous creature-features featuring extra-large monsters wreaking havoc, with most modern iterations plagued by bad CGI… Well now comes Bad CGI Gator from writer Zalman Band, director Danny Draven and Full Moon Features – who are taking this pop culture phenomenon and well… poking fun […]

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15th Nov2023

Vice Press launch home video label with ‘Evil Dead II’

by Phil Wheat

Over the past few year’s, Vice Press have specialised in creating officially licensed, limited edition fine art movie posters featuring art produced exclusively for them by artists from across the world. On November 16th, Vice Press launch their latest line – Vice Press Home Video. A collaboration between Vice Press’ Matt Ferguson and James Henshaw, […]

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