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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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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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The Dare Director Giles Alderson’s Top Five Horror Movie Influences

THE DARE Director Giles Alderson's Top Five Horror Movie Influences

Unleashed in time for Halloween, The Dare is now available on Digital Download and DVD from Lionsgate UK, so what better time for Director Giles Alderson to give us a run-down of his top five horror movie influences.

“Let the evil out.”

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Twisted Horror THE DARE Available Now on Digital Download & DVD from Lionsgate UK

Twisted Horror THE DARE Available Now on Digital Download & DVD from Lionsgate UK

A twisted tale of torture and bloody revenge starring veteran horror actor Richard Brake, The Dare explodes onto screens this Halloween. A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he is kidnapped, waking up chained to the wall of a squalid basement with three other prisoners. When their sadistic captor emerges, his face hidden under a gruesome skin mask, Jay soon realises their time is quickly running out. Jay must engage in a twisted battle of survival to solve the puzzle of his imprisonment, unmask their tormentor and save the lives of his family.

“It’s all fun and games until somebody dies.”

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Lionsgate UK Presents Supernatural Horror THE GALLOWS ACT II on DVD 6 January

Lionsgate UK Presents Supernatural Horror THE GALLOWS ACT II on DVD 6 January

The terrifying spectre of ‘The Hangman’ returns in this nightmarish sequel to smash-hit supernatural thriller The Gallows.

When Auna Rue, a teenage vlogger and aspiring actress, logs onto a sinister website, she’s soon trapped in the malevolent world of cursed stage play, The Gallows. After performing a passage from the play for her tiny online fan base, Auna instantly achieves the stardom she seeks – as well as a twisted challenge from the deadly spirit of The Hangman himself…

“Evil chooses you.”

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3 from Hell (2019, USA) Lionsgate UK Blu-ray Review

3 from Hell (2019, USA) Lionsgate UK Blu-ray Review

There’s a problem with Rob Zombie. As a filmmaker he’s a conundrum. He’s a jigsaw puzzle, but with a few pieces missing and those missing pieces are what’s stopping him from connecting fully with fans of the horror genre.

Never has a director in the horror genre been as polarising. There are the people that see Zombie as an extremely creative talent and there are the ones that absolutely despise him

“The evil returns.”

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Lionsgate UK Presents Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL on Digital Download, Blu-ray & DVD 14 October

First, there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, Rob Zombie presents the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in movie history: 3 from Hell. After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow Foxworth Coltrane, the demented Firefly clan are back to unleash a whole new wave of death and depravity. A firestorm of murder, madness and mayhem will be released in this terror ride to Hell and back.

“Free the Three.”

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Lionsgate UK Presents Nicolas Cage in Action-Thriller A SCORE TO SETTLE on Digital Download (23 September) & DVD (30 September)

Lionsgate UK Presents Nicolas Cage in Action-Thriller A SCORE TO SETTLE on Digital Download (23 September) & DVD (30 September)

Revenge is coming as ex-mobster Nicolas Cage takes to the streets in gritty action-thriller A Score to Settle; directed by Shawn Ku and written by John Stewart Newman.

After being paid-off to take a murder rap, Frank receives an unexpected life sentence and spends the next two decades locked behind bars. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, he walks out of prison to live his final days as a free man, but with a thirst for revenge against those who wronged him.

“You said you weren’t looking to get even!”

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