By now, everyone should be familiar with the Slenderman phenomenon. The internet is full of stories and videos claiming that it is a real creature or being. Slenderman’s background and motivations have never been satisfactorily explained and there are lots of stories that contradict one another. It is in this vein that Flay was created. Seeking to explain the origins of Slenderman and tying it into the genocide of the Native American people by European settlers, Flay gives us an origin for Slenderman that is brutal, sad and rather unsatisfying.
Lionsgate UK are pleased to announce three more cult classics joining their Vestron Collector’s Series. Originally released by Vestron Video, these classic horror and sci-fi titles are restored and remastered on Blu-ray, and packed with hours of special features. Lionsgate UK presents Class of 1999, Parents, and The Unholy on Blu-ray, 25th February.
“It’s the last lesson you’ll ever learn!”
We are here to discuss a horror movie that uses the formula of found-footage. No matter how many times you review a film that uses this technique you can’t help bring up The Blair Witch Project. Unfortunately there will always be comparisons. Films have tried to replicate this style, but rarely succeeded in finding that magic ingredient The Blair Witch Project possesses. Fortunately Hell House LLC breaks the mold. Going into this movie I’ll be perfectly honest I didn’t expect much. In my defense I have had to suffer numerous found-footage movies over the years that are absolute trollope.
“New York’s scariest haunted house tour.”
In the original series you could really root for Sabrina as she learns witchcraft and all the negative aspects that came with it but here the stakes are much higher, not just regarding whether she will be a mortal or witch, but to be a witch she has to sign her name in Satan’s book and he could call on her at any time. There’s a stronger sense of Sabrina’s desperation to learn about her family history and what had happened to her parents, along with the struggles of being a half witch, giving the series a bit of a Harry Potter feel, even though the original Sabrina comics and 90s series predate it.
“Happy birthday, witch.”
Indicator presents a genre-spanning quartet of London-set films, all starring, written and directed by some of Britain’s most celebrated and iconic talents, and released on Blu-ray for the first time. First, two uncompromising thrillers from the more conservative half of the 1960s: The Third Secret (1964); and Psyche 59 (1964). Next, two films which explore sexual freedom as the ‘Swinging’ decade comes to a close: Take a Girl Like You (1970); and A Severed Head (1971).
“The screen prowls the lonely place where lust hides!”
Waxwork Records is honored to present the 50th anniversary edition release of the original motion picture soundtrack to George A. Romero’s horror classic, Night of the Living Dead; and The Haunting of Hill House music from the Netflix horror series by The Newton Brothers.
“They won’t stay dead!”
Masks, dressing up and spooky Halloween tunes. When you think of Halloween your mind turns to, what will I wear? I need to look good for trick or treat. This was before you watched Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Tommy Lee Wallace creates a nail biting movie which plays on all the main things that make Halloween and trick and treating fun. He turns it on its head, pardon the pun and terrifies the life out of anyone choosing to wear a mask and watch TV during the Halloween season. This classic horror uses three different types of mask; a pumpkin, a ghost and a witch.
“The night no one comes home.”
“Blood is life!” To usher in the spooky happenings of Halloween 🎃 Comet TV, Charge! and Attack from Planet B are giving you the chance to win Nosferatu, Babylon 5 and CHiPs merchandise. Of course, it will cost you some effort… a little sweat and… perhaps… a little blood.
Competition ends Sunday, November 4th 2018
First they brought you The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh and then All the Colours of the Dark. Now, Shameless Screen Entertainment proudly presents giallo’s own royalty, the iconic Fenech-Hilton dream team, in their third sensuous outing: The Case of the Bloody Iris. Serenaded with Bruno Nicolai’s enrapturing score, this long-sought-after 70s sleaze gem, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, is now available for your delectation.
“The killer slices without mercy!”
Defarious is gorgeously shot, with a tinged-blue colour pallet reminiscent of 80’s retro horror, with hints of slasher genre thrown in. Pallante is able to build the atmosphere well with an easy on the eye leading lady – Janet Miranda (as Amy) – and a wonderfully large environment to broaden its scope. As Amy roams the house her visions manifest into a crazed killer or demon, which raises the questions of what’s reality and what’s only in her head. Overall Defarious hits a few marks. Not as unsettling as it thinks it is, but is a nice nod to the inspired classics of the 1980s.
“Fear is all in the mind.”
On 10 December, Indicator presents William Castle at Columbia, Volume Two, the second of their limited edition blu-ray box sets featuring four weird and wonderful films from the master showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures: Zotz! (1962); 13 Frightened Girls (1963); The Old Dark House (1963); and Strait-Jacket (1964). Indicator also presents Joan Crawford in another of her outrageous 1960s horror roles – Jim O’Connolly’s dark and twisted Berserk (1967).
“Your front row seat to murder!”
Waxwork Records is excited to present the expanded and deluxe vinyl release of Phenomena original motion picture score. Written and directed by Dario Argento and scored by Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli of the progressive-rock group Goblin, Phenomena is a 1985 Italian supernatural giallo-horror film starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasance.