Ginger Nuts of Horror
Ginger Nuts of Horror brings you our weekly round up of horror news. This week we have details of Leatherface, The Cat O'Nine Tails, a new folk horror film "The Gatehouse", and "All The Devils are Here"
The Cat O'Nine Tails On Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 8 January 2018
When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò , who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori, Franco’s young niece, may also be in the killer’s sights…
Dario Argento’s devilishly good 1971 horror mystery The Cat O’ Nine Tails starring James Franciscus (City On Fire) and Karl Malden (On The Waterfront), is a brilliantly byzantine thriller that cemented Argento’s reputation as a master genre director.
Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as “nine times more suspenseful” than its predecessor, was The Cat O’ Nine Tails.
This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O’ Nine Tails remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.
This limited edition Blu-ray gets a superb limited edition 4K restoration, and is packed with extras, and features a new audio commentary, new cover artwork and comes with a poster, lobby cards and a lavishly illustrated collector’s booklet featuring essential writing on the film.
Leatherface releases on EST 18th December 2017, and on DVD 8th January 2018, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
The maniac is unmasked in this gory, nerve-shattering prequel to the legendary classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, exploring the chilling origin of the fearsome horror icon, from the directors of the extreme French masterpiece Inside.
A young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens after they escape from a psychiatric hospital, and take her on a road trip to hell. Pursued by an equally deranged, trigger-happy lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind - moulding him into the monster we now know as Leatherface.
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When the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre burst onto the screen in 1974, a new horror legend was born, in the form of a mumbling, bumbling, flesh-masked, chainsaw wielding maniac - Leatherface! Seven films and untold gruesome deaths later, audiences can finally find out
who lurks behind the mask - and how he got there, in this stylish, scary and blood-soaked prequel.
The directors - masters of horror Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury - are a perfect fit for the material, having shocked audiences with their 2007 gory Gallic debut Inside, described by Twitch as ‘one of the harshest, most brutal and disturbing things to hit celluloid in recent years’.
Here, the pair deliver brooding menace and nightmarish psychological horror, all the while ratcheting up the tension to the ninth degree.
With a fantastic cast - including genre favourites Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), as well as Game of Thrones star Finn Jones - this is a worthy addition to the Chain Saw franchise, and a thrilling examination of the genesis of a monster who is ranked alongside Freddy and Jason as one of the greatest horror characters ever.
The eagerly-awaited home entertainment debut of this slick, sick horror flick will have horror fans drooling with delight.
FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR MARTIN GOOCH COMES THE GATEHOUSE
An ancient curse is unlocked in The Gatehouse, on VOD 12/5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
From award-winning director Martin Gooch comes a bold and arresting gothic horror feature that’ll stir the senses and spike the neck hairs.
Jack is a struggling writer recovering from the death of his wife. His daughter, 10-Year-Old Eternity, loves digging for treasure in the forest behind her house. In a coincidental turn of fate, Jack agrees to undertake a writing project about the ‘legend of the black flowers’ at the same time that Eternity discovers a mysterious object in the woods, and the forest wants it back. They’ve unlocked an ancient curse and must now fight for survival.
Scarlett Rayner, Simeon Willis, Linal Haft, Paul Freeman, Hannah Waddingham, Alix Wilton Regan, and Melissa Knatchbull star in a Martin Gooch film, available 12/5 on Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment.
All the Devils Are Here: Something Emerges from the Swamps of Florida and Onto VOD
From the twisted mind that brought you the award winning short film “Roid Rage,” comes an original creature-feature that is sure to get pulses racing in the horror community - All the Devils Are Here! Bahamian filmmaker Ryan Lightbourn has recently debuted this film festival hit on a wide range of digital outlets.
All the Devils Are Here (formerly titled Sleepwalkers) tells the story of five college students as they attempt to enjoy a debaucherous spring break getaway. As a series of horrific events surfaces, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. With nighttime approaching, they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive in this synth-fueled love-letter to 80’s & early 90’s B-movies.
All the Devils Are Here can currently be found on most VOD platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, VUDU, Sony Playstation, XBox Live and many others. The latest trailer is also available, along with the film’s official movie poster. Indie fans can see this horrifying creature feature, right now - on their favourite VOD hoster!
A fan page for the film: https://www.facebook.com/pg/allthedevilsareheremovie/
More info’ on Ryan: http://www.ryanlightbourn.net/about/
AMBER FALLON INVITES YOU ROUND FOR TV Dinners from Hell
Don't touch that dial! TV Dinners from Hell, the debut fiction collection from Amber Fallon, includes 17 stories from the twisted mind that brought you The Terminal and The Warblers! Almost half of the stories have never before been published! From the introduction by celebrated author and reigning queen of weird fiction, Mary SanGiovanni: Citing early influences like J.F. Gonzalez and Brian Keene, Amber's work is a rich and spicy dish of unflinching violence and unapologetic humanity. There is a pervasive sense in each of these stories of being alone, whether by choice or an error in judgment, and of a history of dinners for one in these characters' pasts. There is also a frank examination of the kind of choices people used to being alone make, good or bad. Much of the work that has influenced Amber is precisely in the realm of universal conditions of aloneness and loneliness; one of the great horrors in tales of the apocalypse or after is what people do with those two conditions, or what is done to them as those conditions evolve. And much like those previous influencial works, Amber captures the inherent vulnerability of those conditions. Like both Brian's and J.F.'s work, she infuses her writing with a kind of honesty and integrity in the face of being alone that warms the gut. Mouth watering yet? It should be. Table of Contents: Night Music The Donor Pretty Pretty Shiny Behind the Smile 78154 The Glen Something Bit Me Tequila Sunrise Dawn of the Death Beetles The Shark that ate Everything Demolition Derby Blind Tell Me How You Die Clickers in Space Odessa The Dick Measuring Contest at the End of the Universe Ornamentation
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MATT SHAW'S MASTERS OF HORROR HAS ARRIVED
Masters of Horror
A selection of some of the finest horror writers of today were invited by Matt Shaw to bring him their twisted tales for this anthology. A book put together with the sole purpose of reminding readers what the horror genre is really about. Each author was told they could write about any subject matter they wanted so long as it was set in a world of horror. The only rule they had: No Paranormal Romance. Vampires do not sparkle, werewolves do not date, Witches do not scour Tinder for Virgins and ghosts do not declare their undying love whilst tidying the apartment... This is horror...
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