This Day in Horror

09 November 2016

Arrow Video US - December 2016 Release Schedule

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with three great new titles in December. The biggest release of the the month is Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy, a limited edition run of 10,000 deluxe box-sets featuring Clive Barker's iconic and seminal horror classic Hellraiser. Arriving just in time for Christmas on December 13th, this exclusive box set will include the first three films in the Hellraiser saga alongside an abundance of bonus materials and never-before-seen footage.

The horror continues with the timeless classic Creepshow 2 in both a Limited Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition Blu-ray package. Newly remastered in 2K, Creepshow 2 finds George A. Romero and Stephen King collaborating to deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales.

Last but by no means least comes Arrow Video's landmark release of The Driller Killer as a both Limited Edition SteelBook and standard Dual Format release. Forget Taxi Driver, The Warriors and The New York Ripper, The Driller Killer is the definitive look at NYC's underbelly - a slasher that is as much at home in the arthouse as it is the grindhouse.

HELLRAISER: THE SCARLET BOX LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (12/13)

These terrifying and original films boast brand new 2k restorations along with hours of archival content and newly produced extras including audio commentaries and interviews with Clive Barker, Doug Bradley and Sean Chapman in his first interview on the Hellraiser films in decades.

The 4-disc set will also include the newly edited version of Leviathan, the definitive documentary on Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. A new documentary, Hellraiser: Evolutions, will also be included and will look at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy.

These features will sit amongst a host of rarities and never-before-seen footage from the movies including the legendary 'Surgeon' scene from Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, the subject of fierce debate amongst fans for many years, now finally unearthed for its home video debut.

This limited edition Blu-ray comes with an exclusive illustrated 200-page hardback book featuring new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes and a 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art. The limited edition packaging is adorned with incredible new artwork from Gilles Vranckx alongside a set of 5 exclusive art cards and a fold-out reversible poster.

Synopsis
Stephen King was once quoted as saying: "I have seen the future of horror... his name is Clive Barker." That future became reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut Hellraiser - launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.

Barker's original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites - demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank.

Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Phillip Channard, a doctor who abuses his position to realise his own dark aims. In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a reporter investigating a mysterious death at a nightclub finds herself in the way of Pinhead and the Cenobites, who plan to bring their horrifying world into our own.

Coming at a time when the genre was degenerating into self-parody, Hellraiser offered a fiercely unique vision that approached its horrors with a far greater degree of seriousness than many of its contemporaries. Along with its sequels, the Barker-produced Hellbound and Hell on Earth, Arrow Video is proud to present some of the most terrifyingly original films in the history of horror in brand new 2K transfers.

Special Features
4-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films
Limited Edition bonus disc
Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes
20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art
Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx
Set of 5 exclusive art cards
Fold-out reversible poster
DISC 1 - HELLRAISER
Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker
Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser - brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser - actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker's original
Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score - Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was
Hellraiser: Resurrection - vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others
Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser
Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew
Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content]
Trailers and TV Spots
Image Gallery
DISC 2 - HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II
Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II - brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound - actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
Surgeon Scene - the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from Hellbound, sourced from a VHS workprint
Lost in the Labyrinth - vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II
On-set interview with Clive Barker
On-set interviews with cast and crew
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Rare and unseen storyboards
Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
Trailers and TV Spots
Image Gallery
DISC 3 - HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins]
Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins]
Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins
Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley
Hell on Earth: The Story of Hellraiser III - making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter
Terri's Tales - brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall
Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Raising Hell on Earth - archival interview with Hickox
On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley
Never-before-seen Hellraiser III SFX dailies
Theatrical Trailer
Image Gallery
Hellraiser III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]
DISC 4 - THE CLIVE BARKER LEGACY - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Clive Barker short films Salomé and The Forbidden
Books of Blood & Beyond: The Literary Works of Clive Barker - horror author David Gatward provides a tour through Barker's written work, from the first Books of Blood to the recent The Scarlet Gospels
Hellraiser: Evolutions - a brand new documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy, featuring interviews with Scott Derrickson (director, Hellraiser: Inferno), Rick Bota (director, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld), Stuart Gordon (director, Re-Animator, From Beyond) and others
The Hellraiser Chronicles: A Question of Faith - short film
200-PAGE BOOK - 'DAMNATION GAMES' - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing on Hellraiser and the Barker universe from Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes - including chapters looking at Barker's early work, the genesis and production of the first 3 films in the Hellraiser series and much more, all illustrated with stills and rare material from the Barker archive
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

CREEPSHOW 2 [Limited Edition Blu-Ray and Standand Edition Blu-ray ] (12/13)

WHEN THE CURTAIN GOES UP THE TERROR BEGINS

Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 - now newly remastered in 2K!

In "Old Chief Wood'nhead", a group of young hoodlums face retribution from an unlikely source after looting a local hardware store. Meanwhile, "The Raft" sees a group of horny teens wishing they'd read the warning signs first before taking a dip in a remote lake. Finally, an uptight businesswoman finds herself with some unwanted company following a hit-and-run incident in "The Hitch-hiker".

Whilst retaining the EC comic book flavour that made the original such a hit, Creepshow 2, this time directed by long-time Romero collaborator Michael Gornick, is a decidedly darker and grimmer affair than its predecessor and remains one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
Nightmares in Foam Rubber - featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
My Friend Rick - Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
Creepshow 2: Pinfall - limited edition booklet featuring the never-before-seen comic adaptation of this unfilmed Creepshow 2 segment by artist Jason Mayoh
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Extended Scene
Trailers and TV Spots
Original Screenplay & Production Schedule (BD -ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo
Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth

STANDARD EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
Nightmares in Foam Rubber - featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
My Friend Rick - Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Extended Scene
Trailers and TV Spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Blyth
Release date: 12/13/16
Region: All
Duration: 90 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Discs: 1
Color
Limited Edition
SKU: AV075
UPC: 760137960386
SRP: $39.95

Standard Edition
SKU: AV079
UPC: 760137960485
SRP: $34.95

Director: Michael Gornick
Actors: Tom Savini, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE. Limited Edition info HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

THE DRILLER KILLER [Limited Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD SteelBookand Special Edition Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD] (12/13)

In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara's films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer.

Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His grip on reality soon begins to slip and he takes to stalking the streets with his power tool in search of prey...

Forget Taxi Driver, The Warriors and The New York Ripper, The Driller Killer is the definitive look at NYC's underbelly - a slasher that is as much at home in the arthouse as it is the grindhouse.

LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK CONTENTS
Limited Edition SteelBook featuring original artwork (2500 copies)
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author ofAbel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release
Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
Trailer
Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative of the never-been-seen pre-release version and the theatrical cut
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations in both 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios
Original Uncompressed Mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director and star Abel Ferrara, moderated by Brad Stevens (author ofAbel Ferrara: The Moral Vision) and recorded exclusively for this release

Laine and Abel: An Interview with the Driller Killer, a brand-new interview with Ferrara
Willing and Abel: Ferraraology 101, a new visual essay guide to the films and career of Ferrara by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45
Mulberry St. (2010), Ferrara's feature-length documentary portrait of the New York location that has played a key role in his life and work, available on home video in the US for the first time ever
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Michael Pattison and Brad Stevens

Release date: 11/29/16
Region: All
Duration: 96 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono 1.0
Discs: 2
Color
Steelbook
SKU: AV072
UPC: 760137953487
SRP: $44.95

Dual Format Ammaray
SKU: AV073
UPC: 760137953784
SRP: $39.95

Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Manz, Baybi Day
Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE. Steelbook info HERE.
Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon

Trailer and Poster Revealed for It Watches


Director Dave Parker’s “unpredictable terror tale” It Watches premieres on Digital this December from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Ivan Djurovic (Zoombies), Rick Irwin (30 Minutes or Less), Sanny van Heteren (Hellraiser : Revelations) and James Duval (Donnie Darko) star in a film that will “keep you guessing the entire time” and “delights in delivering the shivers.”

Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house sitting job at a creepy home nestled in the hills above Los Angeles. As night comes, the house reveals its insidious nature as Andre begins hearing ominous sounds and experiencing strange occurrences throughout the house that lead him to believe he is not alone, and that someone, or something is in the house with him.

From the director of The Hills Run Red and Tales of Halloween , It Watchesarrives on digital 12/6 and 2/21/17 on DVD.

Horror Anthology Patient Seven Haunts Redbox Locations Now


Since its digital release on October 11th, the horror anthology Patient Seven, from Terror Films, has been met with rave reviews! It continues to climb the charts on various platforms. Also, It has remained in the best-seller section on iTunes since it debuted. Now, Patient Seven is available on DVD, at Redbox.

Starting on Tuesday, November 8th, Patient Seven will be available in a limited DVD release, from Redbox. Rent the film from a Redbox location near you and see what the critics have been raving about! You should be sure to keep an eye out for the alternative poster art created exclusively for the Redbox release!

The film continues to be available on many platforms. YouTube, Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, VUDU, PlayStation and iTunes are each hosting the film. As well, Patient Seven will also be released on Amazon Prime, the 24-Hour Movie Channel on Roku and cable VOD, in 2017.

The film features a wrap-around story. Written by Barry Jay Stitch (The Chosen) and directed by genre veteran Danny Draven (Ghost Month, Reel Evil), the wraparound intertwines 7 award winning short films. The short films were developed by the following filmmakers, from around the world: Nicholas Peterson, Paul Davis, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Dean Hewison, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Joel Morgan, Johannes Persson and Rasmus Wassberg. The shorts have casts that include Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Crank), Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones,” John Wick), and Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Bye Bye Man) among others.

In the wraparound, Michael Ironside (Scanners, Total Recall) stars as renowned psychiatrist Dr. Marcus. He has selected six severely mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital, to interview as part of research for his new book. While Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, one by one the horrors they have committed begin to unfold. However, Dr. Marcus soon learns that there is one patient that has been kept from him, by the hospital’s administrator, Dr. Vincent, played by Jack Plotnick (Suburban Gothic, Reno 911!: Miami).

Official Trailer 


Official Facebook Page

For more information visit terrorfilms.com

05 November 2016

Trailer Released for Teenage Caligula and The Theta Girl


Musician and Dangerous Minds-writer CHRIS BICKEL and DAVID AXE, founder and editor of War Is Boring, are first-time filmmakers who have shot the perfect throwback exploitation trailer as part of a funding campaign for their upcoming feature film, THE THETA GIRL.

The five minute trailer for the film TEENAGE CALIGULA is a throwback to Jack Hill-style gritty exploitation flicks with classic '70s style voiceover narration. The trailer, produced for $150 and filmed over two weeks served as an exercise to gear the cast and crew up for their feature production, THE THETA GIRL, which will be shot in December.

The trailer


THE THETA GIRL is a feature-length psychedelic thriller that pays homage to 1960s art films, 1970s revenge flicks and '80s slasher films. Shot entirely in Columbia, South Carolina with regional talent, THE THETA GIRL is a bloody, sexy, atmospheric labor of love.

THE THETA GIRL concerns a take-no-shit young woman, Gayce, who deals a hallucinogenic drug called "theta," facilitating an audience for her friends' all-girl rock band. When Gayce's friends are brutally murdered, she must solve the mystery behind the murders and protect herself from the killer. She discovers the connections between theta and the murders ... and learns a terrifying truth. That the world -- indeed her whole reality -- is not as it seems.

THE THETA GIRL is a psychedelic horror film in which all the "good guys" are women and (most of) the bad guys are men. It's an existential sex/drugs/rock'n'roll movie with buckets of blood, lots of writhing bodies and a completely insane soundtrack. It'll pass the Bechdel Test.

Chris and David have ponied up $10,000 of their own money to make THE THETA GIRL. But they need at least another $7,000 to pay the cast and crew. Today, the filmmakers are launching a 40-day Go Fund Me campaign. Rewards include copies of the film, featured extra roles and even producer credits. Funders not only get sweet swag and, for some, a chance to be in a movie -- in giving, they also become filmmakers themselves.

David wrote the script for THE THETA GIRL. Chris is directing and editing and pulling together an eclectic soundtrack of coldwave, femme punk, experimental noise, and swampgospel. The pair have indicated that a feature-length version of TEENAGE CALIGULA is their likely follow-up to THE THETA GIRL.

Principal photography begins in December for a release date in mid-2017. THE THETA GIRL is going to be great. Just how great ... is up to the film's funders.

All Through The House 2015 - REVIEW


Aren't Christmas slasher movies the best?  There are quite a few of them out there but not all of them are good movies.  I wanted to wait a few more weeks to watch this one a little closer to Christmas but I thought what the hell I am dying to see this one.  Besides, killer Santa Clauses are creepy any time of the year.

Rachel(Ashley Mary Nunes) returns to town after some time for the holiday season to visit her Grandma and see some old friends.  Little does she know there is a killer on the loose dressed as Santa, chopping his way through the neighborhood.  No one is safe from the wrath of Santa and a pair of garden sheers.

This film does not waste any time at all and gets right down to business.  The cast is mostly no one you are going to know except of course for scream queen Jessica Cameron.  . All in all for the cast the acting was pretty decent.  Honestly it was better than I had expected.  I always enjoy an Indie movie that is a pleasant surprise and not a total letdown.  The best part of watching Indie horror is you know you aren't going to be subjected to shitty CGI.  Instead all effects are natural the way they should be.  The gore factor and the death scenes are excellent.   

What kept me drawn into this one was the story.  Plenty of twists and turns and keeps you thinking what we are going to find out next.  You probably can't tell that from my description of the movie but I really didn't want to give too much away and ruin it for you guys.  Some of my favorite slasher films are the Christmas slashers.  This definitely goes on the list of must watch during the holiday season.  I am giving All Through the House 7.5 out of 10 stars.  This one is worthy of being on your Christmas list.  Stay twisted everyone!


04 November 2016

Lucifer Draws You Down into a Demonic Darkness with this Official Trailer


Los Angeles, California: Anti-Villain Media and director Tiffany Castro have completed production on the supernatural horror title Lucifer. Now, the film is slated for an appearance at the American Film Market, in Santa Monica. The film stars: Ryan Kelley (“Teen Wolf”), Jessica Morris (Haunting of the Innocent) and ex-con actor Dave Vescio. Now, a full length trailer is available for the film.

In the story, Amiel (Monique Marie Gelineau) is pursued by a demonic force. She turns to the Bible for comfort, but the Devil is only growing stronger. Now, she must uncover the demise of a previous victim, before she can set herself free.

A release date is coming soon for this feature. After the AFM, it is expected that an official release will be announced. Until then, fans of supernatural features can find out more on Lucifer, here. New photos, a full length trailer and a concept poster are all available, ahead of the film’s upcoming launch.

The official trailer:


Official synopsis: A young caretaker believes her family is being tormented by the devil, after she agrees to write the chilling story of a patient haunted, by the relentless demonic being.

Director: Tiffany Castro. Writers: Brent Trotter and Justin Kornmann.

Cast: Ryan Kelley, Jessica Morris, Dave Vescio, Tay Zonday, Monique Marie Gelineau, Jason Horton, Dia Tequali, and Lynn Wanlass.

The AntiVillain media page

Lucifer at the Film Catalogue

Teaser Trailer and Poster Released for The Ice Cream Truck


Look At Me Films is proud to share the world premiere of the teaser trailer and new poster to writer/director Megan Freels Johnston’s thriller, The Ice Cream Truck, coming Summer 2017.

Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As Mary’s family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house all alone and... waits. Although her familiar suburb is a constant reminder of her youth, something seems strange. A local Ice Cream Man with a love of nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors. Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days.



The Ice Cream Truck stars Deanna Russo, John Redlinger, Hilary Barraford, Lisa Ann Walter, Jeff Daniel Phillips and Emil Johnsen.

For more details, visit www.icecreamtruckmovie.com