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

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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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

‘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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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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13th Sep2023

TIme travel terrors come to Amazon with slasher-comedy ‘Totally Killer’

by Phil Wheat

Totally Killer is the must-see slasher-comedy film of spooky season, which continues Prime Video’s collaboration with Blumhouse Television and sees director Nahnatchka Khan (Always Be My Maybe, Fresh Off the Boat) helming their first genre film! Thirty-five years after the shocking murder of three teens, the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer“ returns on Halloween night to […]

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27th Jul2023

Warhammer-inspired ‘Chaos Rising’ to release next month!

by Phil Wheat

Chaos Rising, an epic fantasy-action film drawing inspiration from the rich and immersive Warhammer universe, is a proudly independent and ambitious project from combat experts whose skills have featured in Outlander, Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, Outlaw King, Justice League, Robin Hood and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. The film is funded by […]

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26th Jul2023

Texas terror ‘The Finale’ proves opening night is a killer!

by Phil Wheat

The Finale is Christie Vela’s feature film debut. Filmed entirely in Dallas, Texas, in some of the city’s most prominent and historically significant theatrical venues, it also features some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most prominent in-front-of-the-camera and on-stage talent – talent that includes Gabrielle Reyes (Tulsa King, Mad Men), Madison Calhoun, Kenneisha Thompson (Grey’s Anatomy, The […]

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26th Jul2023

‘Shrapnel’ explodes on VOD this month!

by Phil Wheat

Shrapnel blasts onto screens this summer and viewers better take cover! Directed by action expert William Kaufman (One in the Chamber), Shrapnel boasts blistering action scenes, heavy weaponry, white-knuckle suspense, and vengeance dished out by the bucket full across an unforgiving New Mexico landscape. Jason Patric (Sleepers) is a lethal army veteran flipped into combat […]

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26th Jul2023

First look at Blumhouse’s ‘The Exorcist: Believer’

by Phil Wheat

Exactly 50 years ago, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world (except me, who thinks it’s overhyped). Now, on Friday, October 13th, a new chapter begins as Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who resurrected the Halloween franchise is mixed acclaim, bring us an all-new chapter in […]

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26th Jul2023

New trailer & poster for body horror ‘Wolfkin’

by Phil Wheat

Direct from successful plays at Frightfest and MotelX, Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired Jacques Molitor directed body horror Wolfkin for a release next month! Single mother Elaine is disturbed by her son Martin’s aggressive behavior and sudden physical changes, she visits his late father’s estranged family in small-town Luxembourg – where a much darker secret lurks. […]

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24th Jul2023

Exclusive Clip from Nathan Shepka’s ‘Lock & Load’

by Phil Wheat

Check out this clip, exclusive to Nerdly.co.uk, from Lock & Load – the sequel to writer/director Nathan Shepka’s Holiday Monday – entitled “Bank Holiday Barbecue”. Private security personnel Nick (Nathan Shepka) and Derek (Colin MacDougall) investigate the disappearance of their friend Agent Stokes, after an undercover sting operation goes wrong. Lock & Load had its […]

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14th Jul2023

Frightfest 2023: First look at ‘It Lives Inside’ – from the producers of ‘Get Out’

by Phil Wheat

Vertigo Releasing have announced that horror It Lives Inside will be having its UK Premiere at this year’s FrightFest on August 25, followed by a UK Cinema release from September 22nd. An Indian-American teenager struggling with her cultural identity has a falling out with her former best friend and, in the process, unwittingly releases a […]

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14th Jul2023

Visual Vengeance announce Blu-ray debut of ‘Repligator’

by Phil Wheat

Visual Vengeance, the Blu-ray label dedicated to vintage ‘Shot on Video’ and microbudget genre independents from the 1980s through 2000s, reveals its next Blu-ray collector’s edition release for September 2023… The Gunnar Hansen / Brinke Stevens late 90s sexy sci-fi spoof Repligator! From director Bret McCormick (The Abomination) comes one of the most screwball, brain-melting […]

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