Ginger Nuts of Horror
In the tradition of Orphan Black and Resident Evil comes Antihuma
Antihuman, a spellbinding sci-fi horror film that knits Orphan Black with the Resident Evilfranchise, premieres on VOD this October from Wild Eye Releasing.
A young woman returns to the secluded, abandoned psychological research facility where her deceased mother once worked. Accompanied by three friends, she discovers that the ghosts of the past have found their way to the present when the hospital's legacy of experimentation and madness tears away all known bounds of time, memory and space.
Anya Korzun, Danielle Arden, Andrew Jardine, Katie Keight, and Kathryn Goldsmith star in a film by Luke Gietzen and Mark Robins.
Antihuman is now available on VOD from Wild Eye Releasing.
RED CHRISTMAS Available on DVD, Blu-ray and most VOD Outlets
Philadelphia, PA - Craig Anderson's Red Christmas, a horror-filled cinematic present for the entire family (including your abortion-protesting uncle) has been released on all platforms this week.
Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas day. Their petty dramas threaten to darken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking some re-connection with the brood, and when that is rebuffed, he seeks bloody vengeance.
Read Our Review of Red Christmas Here
Coming December 11th to Netflix!
LIONSGATE PRESENTS GHOST STORIES
Following a sell-out World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Lionsgate will release GHOST STORIES in cinemas on Friday 13th April 2018.
Based on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s original Olivier nominated stage production, the same team have co-written and directed this adaptation for the big screen.
Starring Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Andy Nyman also leads the cast, reprising his role as Professor Goodman alongside Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland, ‘Harry & Paul’, ‘The Fast Show’), Alex Lawther (‘Black Mirror’, Old Boys, The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise, ‘Fargo’, ‘Sherlock’).
Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man ‘belief buster’ – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.
‘…there’s a tremendous atmosphere to this picture, a dream-like oddness and offness to everything. Nyman and Dyson have created a weird world of menace, despair and decay’
- The Guardian
Dark Alley Press releases Ink Stains Vol.
Crossing the Line.
In life, we draw many lines: lines between good and evil, guilt and innocence, real and unreal, life and death. And having drawn these lines, we cross them, because humanity is curious, careless, devious, and, sometimes, downright wicked.
So, what happens if you dare to cross the line? Does it change you? And what is waiting on the other side?
In Ink Stains: A Dark Literary Journal Volume 6, ten authors explore what it means to cross the line and the price we pay to do it. This is a collection of dark short stories that range from fantasy to science fiction and horror, and the fantastical to the grit of day to day life.
Guest Editor J.S. Watts, along with editor N. Apythia Morges, presents writers Monica Carter, George Kelly, Alison Garsha, Ken Goldman, Elana Gomel, Christopher Locke, Morrison, Thomas Olbert, Evan Purcell, and Nicole Tanquary as they step over the line to find what waits on the other side.
Ink Stains, a quarterly anthology published by Dark Alley Press, is about shining a stark light on the shadows of life, exploring those dimly lit corridors, and unearthing those long-buried secrets. We don’t believe good will always triumph over evil or that someone will always be around to save the day. Sometimes all we have is ourselves. And the stories that keep us turning the page.
Ink Stains: A Dark Fiction Literary Journal, Volume 6
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DS4J8Q
Publishing company: Vagabondage Press LLC
Imprint: Dark Alley Press
Publish date: October 24, 2017
Specs: Trade paperback, 8 x 5.25 inches
Retail price: $15.95
Digital Price: $3.99
“Goosebumps Theme”: A Modern Electro Reimagining Presenting a special Halloween release from DreamReaper
After placing second in a remix competition for Powercyan’s “Disciples of the Night,” synthwave artist DreamReaper decided the best use of the prize money was not new equipment or software, but rather to purchase an enormous collection of original 1996 Goosebumps trading cards.
After tracking down a seller, failing to negotiate a good price, and impatiently waiting for shipping, DreamReaper is now in possession of nearly 1000 cards bearing the classic images of haunted masks, sentient dummies, possessed cameras, and even one of a dad hooked on plant fertilizer.
As the artist put it, “In today’s uncertain economy, there is no safer investment than limited edition children’s collectables manufactured in the mid-1990s.” In addition to hoarding the cards, the Phoenix, AZ based musician has begun to include them in merchandise orders and gives them away to fans at shows. Locally, he has become known as “that fucking Goosebumps guy,” a badge he wears proudly.
Today DreamReaper surprised fans with a special new Halloween release: a remix of the iconic TV show’s opening theme. Available as a free download, “Goosebumps Theme” is a modern electro reimagining of the original that reinvigorates the soundtrack for today’s dance floor. The artist utilizes his signature retro-influenced synthwave sound to flip this ’90s TV favorite into a club-ready electro banger.
Featuring huge distorted French electro bass, creepy piano arpeggios, gritty slap bass, and enough sound effects to open your own haunted house, fans of Justice, The Glitch Mob, and all things spooky are sure to enjoy DreamReaper’s fresh take on this classic throwback.
DreamReaper’s “Goosebumps Theme” is the Halloween banger you never knew you needed. DreamReaper doesn’t know when enough is enough, and is currently on the lookout to grow his card collection. He encourages any readers with large caches of Goosebumps cards to contact him.
DreamReaper is a Phoenix, AZ based electronic musician who specializes in heavy electro inspired by ’80s horror movie synth scores. Think the Stranger Things soundtrack on steroids. He has independently released two EPs, the latest being 2017’s Astro Blaster. As a reviewer on Bandcamp put it, the EP is ”a record that you won’t be able to listen to sitting down… irresistible and unstoppable.”
While the origins of the DreamReaper sound lie within the rapidly growing synthwave/retrowave movement, specifically the “darksynth” style popularized by artists such as Perturbator and Carpenter Brut, DreamReaper enjoys taking the genre in a more modern direction and is not afraid to draw inspiration from contemporary electronic styles including French electro, glitch-hop and drum and bass, as is apparent on the 2017 Astro Blaster EP and recent singles.
DreamReaper states it’s his goal to try make his music be as heavy as possible while simultaneously as groovy as possible, an approach he has been pushing even further on material for his upcoming debut full-length, due for an early 2018 release. The careful balance between these two elements is constantly at play in his work; a track is just as likely to have an epic electro drop as it is to have a funky slap bass breakdown. His recent Goosebumps remix is a perfect example of this dynamic, and only a small sample of whats to come from this promising new artist.
“…one of the most exciting new names to watch out for.” -Synthallica
This weekend, Hull Independent Cinema is proud to present Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival. With screenings at Vue Cinema Hull and Fruit, Dead of Night brings the very best new, classic and cult horror to Hull including the UK Premiere of ANOTHER WOLFCOP, plus a special night in partnership with the award-winning Middle Child Theatre Company and their anarchic live script read of Ghostbusters.
Dead of Night features five nights of the best cinematic scares new and old, from Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 October. Highlights are the UK Premiere of ANOTHER WOLFCOP, the outrageous sequel to cult favourite Wolfcop, part of a Halloween night double bill with the extended Director’s cut of classic THE EXORCIST; and a night with Middle Child Theatre Company giving the Ghostbusters script their unique treatment – with the approval of Dan Ackroyd and the estate of Harold Ramis!
Brand new films in the festival include a shocking new twist on the slasher genre in TRAGEDY GIRLS, evocative and critically acclaimed body shock in REPLACE, and fresh and twisted Christmas home invasion BETTER WATCH OUT.
Complementing the new material in the festival are some glorious classics and restorations, with the 30th Anniversary restoration of Clive Barker’s terrifying HELLRAISER; the 40th Anniversary 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s masterpiece SUSPIRIA, presented as part of the CultFilms UK tour; and the extended director’s cut of THE EXORCIST.
Every film in the festival will be introduced with a short film from the king of madcap, malevolent Claymation, Yorkshire filmmaker Lee Hardcastle.
As well as film screenings, the festival will also feature on Monday 30 October a live script reading of the 1984 classic film Ghostbusters from the award-winning team at Middle Child Theatre. Part rehearsal, part radio play and part TED talk on acid, it’s going to be an experience not to be missed, and will feature special guests from the North East Ghostbusters cosplay team offering audience interaction and photo opportunities!
Dead of Night Festival Producer Damien Greco said, “We’re really excited to bring fantastic new films and experiences alongside cult and classic faves of the past to horror film fans in Hull. Dead of Night is a brilliant opportunity for film fans to see the latest new horror films alongside the very best scary movies of the past. With great value ticket prices and passes we’re making the best scares available to more people to enjoy where they should be – in the dark, on a big screen.”
Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival is part of Hull Independent Cinema’s contribution to making film a central part of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture in 2017. Screenings on all nights from Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 October are at Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, at 6.30pm (new films) and 8.30pm (classics), except Sunday 29 October which sees a special Halloween edition of Cult Cinema Sunday at Fruit on Humber Street.
Tickets are available for individual films for £7 (£6 for students and HIC members), with a variety of great value passes available giving opportunities to see films from as little as £3.50 each. Full ticket and programme details can be found at deadofnightfest.co.uk.
All events take place at Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, except for the Cult Cinema Sunday Halloween Mystery Movie on Sunday 29 October which is at Fruit on Humber Street, Hull.
Friday 27 October, 6.30pm: Tragedy Girls | 90 minutes | No certificate 18+ only
Friday 27 October, 8.30pm: Hellraiser 30th Anniversary Restoration | 94 minutes | Cert 18
Saturday 28 October, 6.30pm: Replace | 101 minutes | Cert 18
Saturday 28 October, 8.30pm: Suspiria 40th Anniversary Restoration | 92 minutes | Cert 18
Sunday 29 October, 6.00pm: Cult Cinema Sunday Halloween Mystery Movie | Cert 18
Monday 30 October, 6.30pm: Better Watch Out | 85 minutes | Cert 15
Monday 30 October, 8.30pm: Middle Child Theatre presents Ghostbusters Live Script Read | 120 minutes | suitable for ages 12+ only
Tuesday 31 October, 6.30pm: Another Wolfcop UK PREMIERE | 88 minutes | No certificate 18+ only
Tuesday 31 October, 8.30pm: The Exorcist Extended Director's Cut | 132 minutes | Cert 18
Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival is an annual festival celebrating the best of modern, classic and cult horror film. It is organised by Hull Independent Cinema, a registered charity which works to bring independent, art and world cinema to new audiences in the city of Hull.
Hull Independent Cinema is a primary delivery partner for the BFI's ‘Transformative Film Culture For Hull’ programme as part of its National Lottery-funded BFI Film Audience Network and led by its lead partner BFI Film Hub North. Delivered through Hull 2017 and by Hull Independent Cinema and a unique partnership of film festival, educational and archive partners from across the north, the film programme will bring a packed programme of more than 400 screenings, one-off events and film festivals throughout the year to Hull and the region. The programme reflects the BFI’s activities across the UK to bring film to audiences where there is less opportunity for them to experience and engage in film, and to support local film networks and audience initiatives. There will be much to explore, celebrate and enjoy.
A WARNING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE ENSLAVEMENT THAT YOU WILL DISMISS AS A COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION AND ESSAYS BY KIT POWER
PRESS RELEASE: A WARNING
At long last, Kit Power’s debut collection, A WARNING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE ENSLAVEMENT THAT YOU WILL DISMISS AS A COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION AND ESSAYS BY KIT POWER will be released in Kindle and paperback formats on November 3rd, 2017. As the title implies, this book contains a mixture of fiction and nonfiction work, representing the very best of the last five years of Kit’s work, as well as a highly unusual<+++++++>
Kit power didn’t write this book.
I want you to read it.
It took me an incredible amount of effort and energy to send this book from where I am to where you are.
It’s vitally important to your future.
And you have less time than you think.
<+++++++>impressive advance notices really speak for themselves. The book will be available from 3rd November in Kindle ebook and paperback formats, and will be free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Twentieth Century Fox’s Predator, Park Circus is delighted to announce the return to cinemas of this Schwarzenegger classic: the man vs. alien ‘rumble in the jungle’.
Predator will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 9 November 2017.
Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) leads an elite squad of U.S. Army commandos to a remote region of the South American jungle, where they have been assigned to search for officials who have been kidnapped by guerrilla terrorists.
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At first it seems like any other mission: Dutch and his team of seasoned combat veterans spot a guerrilla camp, destroy it, and discover that the men they were sent to rescue have been executed. But when Dutch attempts to lead his unit out, something horrifying and inexplicable begins to happen. One by one the men are killed by a mysterious adversary - a Predator from another world.
Directed by John McTiernan, just a year before Die Hard made him Hollywood's most sought-after director, Predator has frequently been called the quintessential action movie.
Empire has described the film as ‘a sci-fi and action classic’, and it featured in the Rolling Stone Ten Best Action Movies of All Time.
In addition to the UK and Ireland, Park Circus will be releasing Predator in selected international markets throughout Autumn and Winter.
Shane Black’s The Predator will be released by Twentieth Century Fox in 2018.
BADD (Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons)