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Rogue Director MJ Bassett’s Top Five Action Movie Influences

Rogue Director MJ Bassett’s Top Five Action Movie Influences

With explosive set-pieces and a horde of rampaging wild animals, former wildlife photographer MJ Basset delivers a killer slice of action cinema, with a shrewd critique of poaching and the black-market animal trade. To celebrate the release of Rogue, director MJ Basset tells us her top five action movie influences.

“There’s no point blowing stuff up if the characters around the explosion aren’t of consequence.”

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TOM ATKINS Signature Tee, KRAMPUS Activity Book & Christmas Horror T-Shirts from Fright-Rags

TOM ATKINS Signature Tee, KRAMPUS Activity Book, & Christmas Horror T-Shirts from Fright-Rags

Deck the halls – and celebrate the birthday of a genre legend – with Fright-Rags! Just in time for the holidays, unwrap Krampus merchandise and Christmas horror apparel, plus a Tom Atkins tee.

“…and now the earth will run with blood again!”

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Ashfall (2019, South Korea) London Korean Film Festival 2020 Review

Ashfall (2019, South Korea) London Korean Film Festival 2020 Review

The South Korean film industry is known for crafting quiet, poignant dramas about family and society, but give the Koreans any genre and they’re usually guaranteed to step it up a notch. In the case of Ashfall the genre is the ‘disaster movie’. The South Korean film industry has had several previous disaster flicks – 2009’s Haeundae saw a tsunami destroy Busan, 2016’s Pandora imagined a Fukushima-like nuclear catastrophe and 2019’s Exit depicted a toxic gas cloud engulfing Seoul. However, none of these movies were on such an epic scale as Ashfall (aka Baekdusan).

“No option for failure.”

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An Interview with Director Giles Alderson, The Dare

An Interview with Director Giles Alderson, The Dare

If you are looking for a scary movie to watch All Hallows’ Eve, may I suggest The Dare? You may, however, want to look away during the inventive torture sequences that Director Giles Alderson and co-writer Jonny Grant have concocted! The Dare succeeds in shocking its audience with grisly, grotesque imagery.

“There’s a video… and I look frazzled! Proper done in. Nightmares for weeks. But it was worth it! Just.”

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Boobs & Blood Drops OTT Horror-Comedy GHOUL SCOUT ZOMBIE MASSACRE for Halloween

Boobs & Blood Drops OTT Horror-Comedy GHOUL SCOUT ZOMBIE MASSACRE for Halloween

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.

“I wanted to make the ultimate tribute to both George A. Romero and John Waters.”

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THE EL DUCE TAPES Sleezes onto Limited Edition VHS! 📼 Courtesy of Broke Horror Fan & Witter Entertainment

THE EL DUCE TAPES Sleezes onto Limited Edition VHS! 📼 Courtesy of Broke Horror Fan & Witter Entertainment

Broke Horror Fan presents The El Duce Tapes on VHS! Officially licensed from Arrow Video, The El Duce Tapes is available Monday, 2nd November, at 12PM EST/9AM PST!

“Whatever it takes for entertainment.”

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Arrow Video Debuts X-Rated Music Documentary THE EL DUCE TAPES (US, CA, UK / 2 November)

Arrow Video Debuts X-Rated Music Documentary THE EL DUCE TAPES (US, CA, UK / 2 November)

Arrow Video is honoured to announce the exclusive premiere of The El Duce Tapes, the new X-rated music documentary about El Duce, the self-styled “King of Sleaze”, a legendary underground figure who once boasted he was asked to kill Kurt Cobain for $50,000. Directed by Rodney Ascher and David Lawrence, with interviews directed by Ryan Sexton, The El Duce Tapes is an outrageous expose of a rocker described on national television as a “disgusting pervert”, a hugely divisive, troubled figure who was a skilled musician and relentless provocateur.

“Before the age of trolls, there was a troll for the ages.”

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ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK, HAMMER, & THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT Apparel from Fright-Rags

ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK, HAMMER, & THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT Apparel from Fright-Rags

Halloween is drawing near, but don’t worry! Fright-Rags has you covered with new apparel from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Hammer, and The Houses October Built.

“Unpleasant dreams!”

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An Interview with Screenwriter Jonny Grant, The Dare

An Interview with Screenwriter Jonny Grant, The Dare

The Dare succeeds in shocking its audience with grisly, grotesque imagery exploiting humanity’s most irrational fears; succeeding in its simplicity to leave you traumatised! Co-writing this blood-soaked horror, screenwriter Jonny Grant breathes new life into the art of splatter – The Dare is definitely not for the squeamish!

“I really didn’t want to go down the route of violence for violence sake. I wanted our villain to be conducting these acts because they resonated deeply with him; the violence was personal to him and his past.”

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I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019, USA) Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Blu-ray Review

I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019, USA) Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment Blu-ray Review

40 years after the theatrical release of I Spit on Your Grave became one of the most depressing experiences of Roger Ebert’s life, Director Meir Zarchi has returned with a sequel so vile, so morally reprehensible, the new generation of film critics won’t be able to contain their stomach contents. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a new Day of the Woman! The ultimate day of terror!

“Before setting out on revenge, first dig two graves…and spit on one of them.”

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The Dare (2019, Bulgaria / USA / UK) Lionsgate UK DVD Review

The Dare (2019, Bulgaria / USA / UK) Lionsgate UK DVD Review

Directed and co-written by Giles Alderson, The Dare could easily be dismissed as a copycat of the movies that led to the mid-2000s resurgence of the splatter subgenre; unfortunately labelled “torture porn” by film critics and horror detractors. James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw (2004), and Eli Roth’s Hostel (2005) are both seen as the pinnacle of the subgenre; the first to be labelled “torture porn” due to their emphasis on extreme violence and sadism, and never surpassed by the countless thrillers that followed. But despite a certain familiarity, The Dare breathes new life into the art of splatter.

“Let the evil out.”

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