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Teething (2020, Canada) Review

Teething (2020, Canada) Review

A dog’s bark pierces the silence of the night as a man emerges from a car into the shadows wearing a Michel Myers style jumpsuit. We are only a few seconds in and already there is an atmosphere of intrigue and dread. The man is John, a janitor who has arrived to work a shift at an orphanage where strange occurrences are afoot. In an office turned nursing room, a woman holds a baby closely as vintage music pipes its way out of an old radio, adding to the overall sense of foreboding.

“I swear to god, I wanted to throw her right down the stairs earlier. It’s awful, I know. She’s teething…”

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Powerbomb (2020, USA) Review

Powerbomb (2020, USA) Review

Powerbomb has an interesting premise. A superfan kidnaps his favourite wrestler who he thinks isn’t realising his potential. But there isn’t much wrestling in the film.

The first five minutes of the film are mostly showing the main character, Matt Cross (Matt Capiccioni), in action and his athletic ability; including performing a Lethal Injection (handspring stunner) and Shooting Star Press (mid-air backflip) which demonstrates that he should be performing in big venues.

“Lights out.”

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Ravage (aka Swing Low) (2019, USA) Review

Ravage (aka Swing Low) (2019, USA) Review

A welcome throwback to classic hixploitation. If you were a fan of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mother’s Day and the golden days of R&R movies, Ravage will bring you a ton of warm and fuzzy memories. From the effective score to the absolutely beautiful photography, director Teddy Grennan elevates a rather familiar narrative far above its starkly crude subject matter. Despite a few gaps in logic and plot, this is one of the few modern horror films that treats its Grand Guignol aspects with subtlety.

“Torture is the barometer of a nation’s creativity.”

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KNOTFEST Launches Exclusive Premiere Screening of the Award-Winning Horror Film ALIVE (11-17 September)

KNOTFEST Launches Exclusive Premiere Screening of the Award-Winning Horror Film ALIVE (11-17 September)

Commencing a partnership between horror genre specialists Cranked Up Films and Knotfest, the tandem has announced plans for an exclusive premiere screening of the award-winning horror film, Alive.

“Pain means you’re… ALIVE!”

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Celebrated Voice Cast Bathe in Animated Blood in TO YOUR LAST DEATH 🪓 Available on Blu-ray from Quiver Distribution (USA / 6 October)

Celebrated Voice Cast Bathe in Animated Blood in TO YOUR LAST DEATH Available on Blu-ray from Quiver Distribution (USA / 6 October)

Following a wildly successful run on the global film festival circuit, having netted over two dozen awards and 60 nominations, Coverage Ink and Quiver Distribution have announced the Blu-ray release of Jason Axinn’s To Your Last Death. The blood-splattered, time-warped animated family drama will be available on 6th October on Blu-ray, and is currently available on a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox. To Your Last Death combines a wildly imaginative script with eye-popping animation.

“Don’t hesitate to axe.”

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BROTHERS IN ARMS: THE MAKING OF PLATOON Documentary Comes to DVD & Digital from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (UK / 5 October)

BROTHERS IN ARMS: THE MAKING OF PLATOON Documentary Comes to DVD & Digital from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (UK / 5 October)

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment proudly presents Brothers in Arms: The Making of Platoon, the feature-length documentary exploring one of the greatest war films ever made, Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Arriving 5th October on DVD & Digital Download.

Oliver Stone’s Platoon is widely regarded as one of the best war films ever made and changed the face of cinema forever through its raw, honest and deeply moving portrayal of young American soldiers serving during the Vietnam war.

“The first casualty of war is innocence.”

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Award-Winning Japanese Film MELANCHOLIC Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 7 September)

Award-Winning Japanese Film MELANCHOLIC Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 7 September)

Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival: Japanese Cinema Splash.

“Wanna…take a bath?”

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Touch of Death (aka When Alice Broke the Mirror) (1988, Italy) Review

Touch of Death (aka When Alice Broke the Mirror) (1988, Italy) Review

Lucio Fulci is so synonymous with movie splatter that it is kind of expected to see excessive amounts of bloodletting (and rimozione degli occhi) whenever his name appears during the opening credits. And whilst Touch of Death isn’t quite the same level of gorefest when compared with his earlier efforts, it still offers a generous amount of face-melting fun (literally) that made me fall in love with his giallo/horror output. Known in Italy as Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio, Touch of Death was developed as part of a series entitled I maestri del thriller aimed at the direct-to-video market.

“I don’t make mistakes. I won’t make mistakes.”

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Waxwork Records Presents John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is proud to release John Carpenter’s Escape from New York Expanded Original Motion Picture Score. Released in 1981, Escape from New York is a science fiction action film co-written and co-scored by John Carpenter.

“The world’s greatest leader is a hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth. Now only the deadliest man alive can save him.”

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Lloyd Kaufman’s Best Selling Novel PESTS Infests! Feature Film Currently In-Development at Troma Entertainment

Lloyd Kaufman's Best Selling Novel PESTS Infests! Feature Film Currently In-Development at Troma Entertainment

From the twisted minds of Lloyd Kaufman, Jordan Young, and Regina Katz comes the TROMAzing feature film adatptation of Pests, the bestselling novel; currently in-development at Troma Entertainment.

A titanic story about Phil, a down and out underdog exterminator, and the freak accident that changed his life. Phil decides during his convalescence that he will use his newfound power for good and disrupt the corrupt corporate film interests that threaten the only things he’s ever loved: movies. The book explores the seedy underbelly of the Hollywood elites.

“We’ve gone too far…”

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