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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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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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I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE & THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Apparel from Fright-Rags

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE & THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Apparel from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags have released new apparel from two cult classics: I Spit on Your Grave and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

“This woman has just cut, chopped, broken and burned four men beyond recognition… but no jury in America would ever convict her!”

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TERROR FILMS Exclusive Digital Premiere for Horror Anthology 10/31 at KINGS OF HORROR

TERROR FILMS Exclusive Digital Premiere for Horror Anthology 10/31 at KINGS OF HORROR

Previously released by Scream Team Releasing on DVD, 10/31: A Halloween Horror Anthology finally makes its long-awaited digital premiere at the Kings of Horror Youtube Channel, through Terror Films. The plot has been described by the filmmakers as “a Halloween treat bag full of all the things that go bump in the night with something for everyone.” With segments that feature killers, tricksters, scarecrows and witches, the majority of horror fans will find something entertaining within this release. 10/31: A Halloween Horror Anthology was developed by some of indie horror’s best and brightest.

“Six tales of terror!”

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Irrational Fear (2017, USA) Review

Irrational Fear (2017, USA) Review

Rational boredom. Perhaps its me, that watching decades of horror films has left me jaded and able to predict the action in banal and mindless twaddle like Irrational Fear. The movie reminded me of those direct-to-video slashers of the 80s, the plastic covers promising extreme violence, sex or both and more often than not, failing to deliver. I wanted to enjoy the film, honestly, but the poor production values, shoddy camera work, incompetent direction and uneven acting wore me down. It really is a shame because there is some talent evident.

“Face them all!”

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Union Bridge (2019, USA) Review

Union Bridge (2019, USA) Review

After a somewhat confusing opening featuring a brutal beating in a night-time field and some navel gazing, this film finally settles on its focus – the down-on-his-luck prodigal son Will. Despite his best efforts, he is back in small town life after flaming out in the big city; a somewhat humiliating return that results in him skulking about town attempting to avoid inevitable re-connections with those folk who knew him before.

His old friend Nick seems to have fallen on hard times and now is given to wandering around the town dirty and troubled.

“Every family has secrets.”

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Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Proudly Presents the Legendary I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION on Blu-ray & DVD (UK / 5 October)

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Proudly Presents the Legendary I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION on Blu-ray & DVD (UK / 5 October)

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment proudly presents I Spit on Your Grave: The Complete Collection – the shocking, controversial and ground-breaking film series, presented in its entirety on Blu-ray and DVD for the very first time, arriving 5th October. When the original 1978 film was banned in the UK upon release, this notorious revenge movie helped launch the “video nasty” craze of the 1980’s and inspired a generation of genre directors through its provocative, no-holds-barred filmmaking.

“After it was all over… she waited… then she struck back in a way only a woman can!”

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