Officially sponsored by Attack from Planet B, The Dead of Night Film Festival – Merseyside’s only film festival dedicated to horror and genre movies – has curated an incredible selection of feature films and horror shorts for you to enjoy at the Southport Bijou Cinema, 2nd-3rd October.
Fin is a criminal on the run, wanted for the murder of his boss and the accidental shooting of an officer. He breaks into the home of a high-class escort, only to discover that you get more than you bargain for with Val, short for ‘Valefar’ – a demon who offers to make all Fin’s problems disappear if he agrees to follow her rules.
But in Val’s world there are no accidents, and as Fin meets her other “customers”, he learns that she was expecting him all along, and it isn’t easy to escape Val’s dungeon.
“You don’t stand a chance in hell with her.”
On Halloween night in New Salem, Radio DJ Chilly Billy tells a twisted anthology of horrifying local myths.
“Welcome back kids to the Psychotronic FM Halloween Show! Station 66.6.”
Directed by Scott B. Hansen and Desiree Connell, Bad Candy stars Zach Galligan, Derek Russo, and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
Bad Candy is available in select theatres 10th September, on demand 14th September, and Blu-ray 12th October from Epic Pictures and DREAD.
“Trick or Treat, You’re Dead!”
From writer and director Takashi Shimizu, Howling Village follows a young psychologist, Kanade, who visits an infamous haunted and cursed village to investigate her brother’s disappearance.
Her investigation reveals that the village’s mysteries are connected to her family and works to uncover her family’s dark history.
Howling Village is available in select theatres 13th, on demand 17th August, and Blu-ray 14th September from Epic Pictures and DREAD.
“Horror comes home.”
Discover the psychedelic sounds of rock superstars WITCH in a guided tour through their mud-hut village formation to superstardom in the politically turbulent Zambia of the 70s, and eventual re-discovery by contemporary music fans.
“A vibrant, joyous celebration of life and music.”
Writer/director Luke Sparke is taking audiences on another action-packed, unstoppable thrill ride with Saban Films’ new sci-fi, action film Occupation: Rainfall, set to open in theaters, on digital, and on demand on 11th June. Bursting with spectacular special effects and exhilarating action sequences, Occupation: Rainfall unfolds two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, as survivors fight back in a desperate ground war. While casualties mount by the day, the resistance — along with some unexpected allies — uncovers a plot that could bring the war to a decisive end.
“This is Project Rainfall.”
Back by popular demand! Troma Entertainment returns to the world famous Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Leighton, PA on 11-12th June for the 21st annual TromaDance!
“Let’s watch some art!”
Romina, an overworked nurse and single mother, returns home from her late shift on Halloween night to find Chris, a forlorn maniac, hiding out with Alan, a bruised and beaten hostage within her home. Her home becomes the stage for Chris to enact brutal justice up Alan whom he blames for an alleged act of horrendous inexcusable violence against a close family member. Romina finds herself plunged into a personal hell as she struggles to side with either party. The worst is yet to come. An unexpected wave of violent intruders descend upon the neighbourhood and lay siege to her home.
“Nothing good this way comes.”
Troma Entertainment is proud to team up with prestigious Los Angeles arthouse cinema Laemmle for a socially distanced fantoxic virtual premiere of the slasher comedy that dares to ask the question “what is docking?”, Slashening: The Final Beginning, 30th April at Covid-Safe Laemmle Virtual Cinema. To kick off the premiere there will be a Friday Night Q&A with cast, crew and producer Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger. It’s virtual, so fans can bring the arthouse experience right to their quarantine pods!
“Some people deserve to die, and most of them are in Brooklyn.”
Brainstorm Media has acquired USA rights to the female-driven and directed werewolf thriller Bloodthirsty which had its world premiere as the closing night film at the virtual Fantastic Fest Celebration 2020.
“Music should be more than skin deep.”
The Horror Collective, Eclectic Vision and Heart Sleeve Productions present Bloody Hell in select U.S. theaters, drive-ins and on-demand 14th January; and Blu-ray/DVD 19th January. Bloody Hell is a horror with levity set between Boise, Idaho and Helsinki, Finland which follows our lead character Rex Coen, a man with a mysterious past, whom flees the country to escape his own personal hell – only to arrive somewhere much, much, much worse… Waking up drugged, beaten, and tied up… Rex turns to his personified conscience, which he conjured up to help him cope with his horrific past.
“One hell of a fairy tale.”
Just in time for Halloween, Boobs & Blood drops the latest blood soaked, horror-comedy epic from auteur Eric Eichelberger, Ghoul Scout Zombie Massacre. Featuring the most over the top, pan-sexual, deviant storyline this side of Tromaville.