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💀 The Dead of Night Film Festival Virtual Edition 2020 💀

The Dead of Night Film Festival Virtual Edition 2020

The Dead of Night Film Festival returned this year despite everything happening in the world, proving you can’t keep a good horror hound down. After all, look at how many different ways Christopher Lee died as Dracula. This year’s festival was a free virtual edition!

“27 Short Movies. 4 Filmmaker Q&As. Across 12 Horrific Hours.”

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TALES FROM PARTS UNKNOWN World Premiere During the Fifth-Annual Creepy Car Cruise-In at the Georgetown Drive-In (US / 3 October)

TALES FROM PARTS UNKNOWN World Premiere During the Fifth-Annual Creepy Car Cruise-In at the Georgetown Drive-In (3 October)

Red Headed Revolution in association with Shackle Island Studios and Dunn & Dunn Productions are kicking off the Halloween season with a new horror anthology film hosted by Dr. Gangrene: Tales from Parts Unknown!

Tales from Parts Unknown is a feature-length anthology film presenting four tales of terror directed by Cameron McCasland, and hosted by Larry Underwood as Dr. Gangrene. The pair share the writing credits on the screenplay, with the title of the film derived from Underwoods’ book Tales from Parts Unknown from which one of the stories originated.

“Strange things happen all around these parts!”

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Cannibal XXX #1 (2020, UK) Review

Cannibal XXX #1 (2020, UK) Review

Artist/writer/creator Paul PJ Johnson has been a consistent and prominent figure on the UK independent comics scene for the past 7-8 years. Being well known for his character Razor Bastard is only half the story, as Johnson’s versatile imagination and unique artistic style has seen him also release some absolute gems, such as the epic graphic novel Death Truck and the amazing Once Monster. Now he’s back, with what may be his most raunchy, most graphic, and most violent creation: Cannibal XXX.

“Yeah, what’s the worst? You drop your toast, butter side down? … Oh yeah, being eaten alive by fucking cannibals!”

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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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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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The Dark Room (2020, USA) Review

The Dark Room (2020, USA) Review

Director Adrienne Lovette came to my attention through the release of her 2016 short horror/mystery film Hidden Daylight. A film that almost plays as a companion piece to The Dark Room, as it not only has some of the same cast, but most notably actor John Rice plays a psychic in both. The characters are very different, but Lovette is now carving out a name for herself in the horror genre as a director to definitely keep an eye on. Both films seem very similar in pacing and style and it’s easy to identify it was directed by the same person, which I always believe is a good thing.

“Some things are better left in the dark.”

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Wil Wheaton Is a Sinister Friend in New Trailer for Horror/Thriller RENT-A-PAL

Wil Wheaton Is a Very Bad Friend in New Trailer for Horror/Thriller RENT-A-PAL

Set in 1990, the horror/thriller Rent-A-Pal stars Brian Landis Folkins as a lonely bachelor named David who searches for an escape from his day-to-day life of caring for his aging mother. While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy, the tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission. Rent-A-Pal is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jon Stevenson.

“He talks to you. He listens to you. He understands you.”

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THE HORROR CROWD World Premiere at FrightFest Digital Edition 2020 (29 August)

THE HORROR CROWD World Premiere at FrightFest Digital Edition 2020 (29 August)

FrightFest Digital Edition 2020 presents the World Premiere of revealing documentary The Horror Crowd on 29th August on the Arrow Video Screen.

Fear…the most primal of human emotions. Dracula, Frankenstein, The WolfmanThe Exorcist, Jaws, Alien… What made the creators of these films dream up the nightmares that kept us up at night? Were they as strange and twisted as their creations? And what about today’s creators of horror? Who are the minds behind the macabre of present day?

“We have a rich tradition of horror!”

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Mortal (2020, Norway / USA / UK) Review

Mortal (2020, Norway / USA / UK) Review

A grubby and disheveled young man wanders through the Norwegian countryside. He’s clearly distressed and disoriented. He sticks to lonely places and avoids people, but everyone has to eat and eventually he ventures close to town. Trying again to escape into the woods, he is harassed by a gang of youths. The encounter is one he attempts to evade, but it ends up being far more disastrous for the bullies, than for him. In Mortal, director André Øvredal again delves into Scandinavian mythology as his did in Trollhunter.

“He’s been in the woods all this time?”

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Amy Seimetz’s SHE DIES TOMORROW on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download (28 August)

Amy Seimetz's SHE DIES TOMORROW on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download (28 August)

Blue Finch Film Releasing presents Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download, 28th August. After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. Following a visit from her initially pragmatic friend Jane, it becomes clear that Amy’s delusions of certain death have become contagious to those around her. Amy and her friends’ lives begin to spiral out of control in a tantalising descent into madness. From Amy Seimetz, She Dies Tomorrow is a hallucinatory, neon-soaked nightmare about the end of the world.

“Nothing spreads faster than fear.”

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Dragonheart Vengeance (2020, USA) Review

Dragonheart Vengeance (2020, USA) Review

The latest Dragonheart was only released this year, but continuity wise it takes place between Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse and Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire. This is a standalone film however, and the only mention to a previous film in the series occurs during the opening minutes, when it explained that this story focuses on one of dragons born from the dragon eggs in Dragonheart 3.

Dragonheart Vengeance is a film of Dragonheart firsts in many regards, and I wonder if this will be a new direction for the franchise.

“I’m out to avenge the death of my mother and father.”

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