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Theatre Review: Not Dead Enough (UK Tour)

Not Dead Enough theatre review: Its because he loves you with deadly consequences.

Not Dead Enough theatre review by Katey Thompson, February 2017.

Peter James is a well known murder mystery author who is great at a writing an intriguing, intense who-dunnit that keeps the reader guessing from start to finish. In this play the suspense is slow to build and that suspense and tension remained throughout the entire production.

The play opens with the murder of the socialite Katie Bishop; could her husband Brian Bishop who was 60 miles away at the time be responsible? It is the task of DS Roy Grace to determine if he has the correct suspect. Shane Ritchie is a credible detective quite different in persona to the roles he is normally associated with. DS Grace’s girlfriend is the mortician Cleo Morley, played by Laura Whitmore, who brings her presentation skills into the limelight, with
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Watch the trailer for Lake Placid vs. Anaconda

It’s the crossover no one wanted! Released on DVD and Blu-ray this month is Syfy’s big horror-comedy crossover Lake Placid vs. Anaconda! Take a look at the trailer here…

Lake Placid vs. Anaconda features a cast that includes Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Skye Lourie, Robert Englund, Stephen Billington, Annabel Wright, Oliver Walker, Laura Dale, Ali Eagle, Georgina Phillips, Heather Gilbert and Jenny May Darcy.
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‘Lake Placid vs. Anaconda’ Review

Stars: Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Stephen Billington, Robert Englund, Skye Lourie, Oliver Walker, Ali Eagle, Annabel Wright, Laura Dale, Georgina Philipps, Nigel Barber, Heather Gilbert | Written by Berkeley Anderson | Directed by A.B. Stone

Roger Corman and folks at The Asylum have a lot to answer for… That’s all I’m saying.

Sharknado. A film that proved you don’t have to have a lot of money or great CGI to pull in an audience on the Syfy channel. All you need is a giant creature and a ridiculous concept! Since the debut of That film, it seems like Syfy have greenlit any and all monster movie scripts that they’re sent. Hence we come to Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.

A few years ago the idea of these two monster-movie franchises coming together – especially given they weere originally made by two different studios (Lake Placid was a Fox production, whilst
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It is Time for Lake Placid vs. Anaconda to Go Jump in a Lake: A Film Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by Sony Pictures. Director: A.B. Stone. Writers: Berkeley Anderson. Cast: Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Stephen Billington and Skye Lourie. Special effects can create remarkable environments, like those seen in Bladerunner (1982). Special effects can also create artificiality, if they are the focus of the film. Unfortunately, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda casts several of its creatures in the digital realm; the result rings very false. The film's reality is further hampered by the overuse of Adr. Many minor characters have entire strings of dialogue dubbed. And, the production company, UFO Films, continues with its long series of blunders with this kitschy film. Lake Placid vs. Anaconda should be hung out to dry. The film's plot is a real mess. Into the fourth sequel, a corporate executive wants to capture a genetically mutated snake, so that she can alter it even more. Meanwhile,
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Lizzie Roper 'devastated' about Hollyoaks axe

Lizzie Roper was ''absolutely devastated'' when she learnt she was being axed from 'Hollyoaks'. The blonde beauty - who played detective Sam Lomax in the Channel 4 soap - felt crushed when she was told her character was being killed off in a nasty car crash. Speaking to SoapSquawk.com, she said: ''I was absolutely devastated, I'd completely fallen in love with Liverpool, I was totally enamoured with 'Hollyoaks' and how organic it is. It was entirely shocking.'' However, Lizzie admits she was glad bosses decided to kill her off along with her co-star Stephen Billington - who played her husband Danny Lomax
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Exorcismus: The Possession of Emma Evans and Facing Your Demons: A Movie Review

*here be spoilers.

Director: Manuel Carballo.

Writer: David Muñoz (screenplay).

Cast: Sophie Vavasseur, Stephen Billington and Richard Felix.

Emma Hawkins (Sophie Vavasseur) seems to be the typical everyday teenage girl living outside of London proper. She has her atypical problems and obvious life struggles with her parents. But when audiences have the foreknowledge of knowing where Exorcismus is going, any shock value is going to be rendered moot.

Although there are no scares to be found, the real fright is in seeing how this young lady deal with life lessons and responsibilities she tends to avoid. After she has a row with mom over not being able to go to London for a rock concert, what she does next seems visceral. She cuts her hand to alleviate the anguish.

That action is also an invitation for the devil to come knocking. He does and Emma has an epileptic seizure. Emma
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New Release: Spanish horror film Exorcismus DVD

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Exorcismus, the devilish 2010 Spanish horror film, will come to DVD from IFC on June 7.

Priest are called in to drive the evil spirits from Sophie Vavasseur in Exorcismus.

Demonic possession films are the happening horror subject of late, with The Last Exorcism now on DVD and The Rite just announced.

Directed by Manuel Carballo and entitled The Possession of Emma Evans in its native country, the movie tells of secluded, home-schooled teenager Emma (Sophie Vavasseur) whose uncontrolled behavior causes her to believe she is possessed by the devil. When terrible things start to happen to Emma’s friends and family, her parents grudgingly call in the help of her uncle (Stephen Billington), a priest who attempts to drive out the evil spirits with an exorcism

There’s generally solid buzz in the horror community about Exorcismus, which received a theatrical release in Spain, Portugal and the Far East, but is
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DVD Review - Exorcismus (2010)

Exorcismus (Spain: La posesión de Emma Evans), 2010.

Directed by Manuel Carballo.

Starring Sophie Vavasseur, Doug Bradley, Stephen Billington, Tommy Bastow and Jo-Anne Stockham.

Synopsis:

A teenage girl's life changes when starts having frightening fits, which her parents attribute to psychological problems. However, she senses that something much darker is hiding inside her and waiting to break into the world.

From the producers of the successful horror saga Rec and Rec 2 comes the supernatural thriller Exorcismus. A Spanish film set in England, Exorcismus shares a similar theme and genre to the producers last efforts; the clue is in the title as the film deals with the possession of a young girl and the resulting attempt at an exorcism to free the youth's body of an evil entity.

The young girl in question is Emma (Sophie Vavasseur) a typically frustrated 14 year old who wishes to spend her time partying with friends, but
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DVD Review: Exorcismus

Earning double points in the poor taste stakes of shameless self-promotion, straight-to-video horror mess Exorcismus – written by David Muñoz, a financial advisor by trade, who occasionally dabbles in film – has been sold not only on the basis that it is from Filmax, the studio behind the brilliant [Rec] films, but also that it “stars” Doug Bradley, better known to horror aficionados as Hellraiser’s iconic ghoul Pinhead. That the film shares practically no DNA with either [Rec] film (aside from also having a Spanish director), and that Bradley’s “starring role” actually consists of a two-minute cameo near the end, is quite the indication of quite how feverishly the film’s marketers had to scrape the bottom of the barrel in order to drum up some fuss about this ghastly horror pic.

Socially awkward, home-schooled teenager Emma (Sophie Vavasseur) one day begins to suffer from convulsions and act out in ways that she has no memory of.
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DVD Review: Exorcismus

Exorcismus

Stars: Sophie Vavasseur, Stephen Billington, Richard Felix, Jo-Anne Stockham, Doug Bradley | Written by David Munoz | Directed by Manuel Carballo

Exorcismus tells the story of troubled teenager Emma (Vavassuer) who suddenly becomes prone to fits and displays strange and aggressive behaviour. Her family think she merely needs psychiatric help, that is until Emma suddenly levitates in the family kitchen! Realising there maybe more to Emma’s odd behaviour, her parents bring in Christopher, a priest, to exorcise whatever demon is possessing her. But her exorcism is only the beginning…

There are some films that come out of nowhere and surprise you – Exorcismus is one such film. What ostensibly starts as a rip-off of The Exorcist, the film takes a turn in its final act that, like The Last Exorcism, changes everything we’ve seen before and turns the movie from a mere horror film about exorcism to a story about mans greed,
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Exorcismus DVD review

In recent years, and especially since the release of 2007’s The Orphanage, Spanish horror has started to challenge its Japanese rival. The production company behind [Rec] and [Rec] 2, bring us a UK-set imaginative take on the age-old exorcism movie...

Fifteen year-old Emma is a normal moody teenager, drinking, making-out with boys, baby-sitting her younger brother and ranting and raving when she doesn’t get her way. Educated at home but keen to attend the local school, she hangs around with older neighbours who share her rock-chick ways, trying to tempt her with concerts. Frustrated by her parents’ rules, Emma starts to self-harm but what at first appears to be an innocent cry for help soon turns into something more sinister.

An inexplicable fit leads to Emma hearing muffled sounds, getting rashes and having vomiting fits. It’s only after her psychologist dies during a hypnosis session and she starts to levitate, that
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Feast on 'Exorcismus' Trailer and Images

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With the recent flurry of demonic flicks haunting the movies lately, another one can be added to the heap and we have some new items from Exorcismus for you to feast upon. Below is the trailer and some selected movie stills as well as the one-sheet for your viewing pleasure. Hold on to your souls and check out the visuals below and you can also catch the film via VOD from IFC Midnight, now playing.

Movie Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Emma Evans is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don´t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions. Life seems to be carrying on as normal, until one day Emma starts experiencing frightening fits.
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Three Exorcismus Clips Compel You to be Naughty

Filmax's Exorcismus is available now countrywide on VOD, and to prime you to watch the devil do his thing, we've got three new clips for you to dig on!

Exorcismus: The Possession of Emma Evans (review here) was directed by Manuel Carballo and stars Tommy Bastow, Sophie Vavasseur, Richard Felix, Douglas Bradley, and Stephen Billington.

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Emma Hawkins is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don’t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities, and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions.

Life seems to be carrying on as normal until one day Emma starts experiencing frightening fits. Her parents are convinced that her problems are either medical or psychological, but when doctors' tests are unable to draw any conclusions,
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The Devil Makes Her Want to Do "It" In Latest Exorcismus (The Possession of Emma Evans) Clip

Exorcismus: The Possession of Emma Evans is available right now on VOD, and to celebrate the film's debut, a naughty little clip has surfaced online!

Special theatrical engagements will take place:

1/14 @ the Grandview - Columbus, Oh

1/21 @ the Burton - Detroit, Mi

2/4 @ the Sunset 5 in La + the Music Box in Chicago

Check out the new clip below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

Exorcismus: The Possession of Emma Evans was directed by Manuel Carballo and stars Tommy Bastow, Sophie Vavasseur, Richard Felix, Douglas Bradley, and Stephen Billington.

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Emma Hawkins is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don’t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities, and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions.

Life seems to be carrying on as normal
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Evil Sexual Tension in Red Band 'Exorcismus' Clip

Manuel Carballo's Exorcismus is now available on VOD courtesy of IFC Midnight, and inside you'll find an exclusive red band clip from the flick starring Sophie Vavasseur (Evelyn), Stephen Billington (Resident Evil), Richard Felix (Fragile), Douglas Bradley (Hellraiser) and Tommy Bastow. The clip features Emma Evans uncomfortably seducing her best friend. Tired of a family that she feels is too oppressive and authoritarian, Emma Evans, a troubled and unsatisfied teen in full pursuit of her identity, decides one day to do something to end this situation. To achieve this, Emma unleashes her deepest desires, not realizing that it's a trigger too dark and powerful forces that she is unable to control, bringing the horror and tragedy into the Evans home. Emma just wanted to be free... but there are things you should never wish for.
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Exorcismus trailer and images.

Manuel Carballo's La posesión de Emma Evans eerie horror now showing on demand. We have the trailer as well as images from the IFC films release, also known as Exorcismus which is screenwritten by David Muñoz (Lena). The film starring, Tommy Bastow, Stephen Billington, Sophie Vavasseur and Douglas Bradley, follows fifteen-year-old Emma Evans, a girl like any other teen; she thinks that her parents don´t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day...
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Exorcismus trailer and images.

Manuel Carballo's La posesión de Emma Evans eerie horror now showing on demand. We have the trailer as well as images from the IFC films release, also known as Exorcismus which is screenwritten by David Muñoz (Lena). The film starring, Tommy Bastow, Stephen Billington, Sophie Vavasseur and Douglas Bradley, follows fifteen-year-old Emma Evans, a girl like any other teen; she thinks that her parents don´t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day...
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Exclusive VOD Trailer Debut - Exorcismus (The Possession of Emma Evans)

This month the devil will make her do it On Demand (man, that sounds all kinds of dirty) when Filmax's The Possession of Emma Evans aka Exorcismus debuts on VOD courtesy of IFC Midnight. To usher in the movie's arrival we have an exclusive trailer debut that's riddled with never before seen footage!

From the looks of it, all of those people who have been complaining that films like The Last Exorcism or The Exorcism of Emily Rose didn't go demonic enough are in for a real devil-induced treat!

In an interesting turn of events, Exorcismus was originally retitled to The Possession of Emma Evans, but judging from the trailer the powers that be have gone back to the original title.

Exorcismus: The Possession of Emma Evans was directed by Manuel Carballo and stars Tommy Bastow, Sophie Vavasseur, Richard Felix, Douglas Bradley, and Stephen Billington.

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Emma Hawkins is
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The Posession of Emma Evans Madrid Photocall Pictures

Stephen Billington attends La Posesion de Emma Evans ("The Posession of Emma Evans") Madrid Photocall.Photo copyright Solarpix / PR Photos. Sophie Vavasseur and Stephen Billington attends La Posesion de Emma Evans ("The Posession of Emma Evans") Madrid Photocall.Photo copyright Solarpix / PR Photos. Stephen Billington attends La Posesion de Emma Evans ("The Posession of Emma Evans") Madrid Photocall.Photo copyright Solarpix / PR Photos. Stephen Billington attends La Posesion de Emma Evans ("The Posession of Emma Evans") Madrid Photocall.Photo copyright Solarpix / PR Photos. Stephen Billington attends La Posesion de Emma Evans ("The Posession of Emma Evans") Madrid Photocall.Photo copyright Solarpix / PR Photos. 12/27/2010 - Stephen Billington - "La Posesion de Emma Evans" ("The Posession
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See the Devil Make Her Do It in Six New Clips from The Possession of Emma Evans

The holidays are just a couple of days away, and what better way to be thankful for the birth of Christ (you know, that overlooked detail of the season) than with clips of a chick being tortured by demons?

Filmax's The Possession of Emma Evans aka Exorcismus will be released internationally on December 29th. Look for it here in the States courtesy of IFC Midnight sometime thereafter.

The Possession of Emma Evans was directed by Manuel Carballo and stars Tommy Bastow, Sophie Vavasseur, Richard Felix, Douglas Bradley, and Stephen Billington.

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Emma Hawkins is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don’t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities, and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions.

Life seems
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