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Horror Channel FrightFest announces Short Film Showcase

Simon Brew Aug 10, 2017

26 short genre films are heading to London at the end of the month - and we've got the full list here...

One of the many treats – well, 26 of the many treats – awaiting attendees of Horror Channel FrightFest in London at the end of the month is the short film showcase, that’s just been announced.

Across three days, 26 short genre movies will be screened, including 12 from the UK. Den Of Geek alumnus James Moran’s Blood Shed, starring Shaun Dooley, Sally Phillips and a garden shed, is screening. As is Katie Bonham’s Mab, Sean Healy’s Judgement and Stefano Nurro’s Hum.

The full line up is at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile, if you’re after tickets, Horror Channel FrightFest runs from 24th to the 28th of August in London. You can buy single tickets and passes here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.
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Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film line-up announced

With twenty-six films over three days, including ten World, four European and seven UK premieres, Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film showcase unleashes this year’s eclectic mix of the bold, brave, bloody and barmy with films programmed to entertain, frighten, enlighten and simply amaze.

From the press release:

There are twelve films from the United Kingdom, forming the centerpiece of this year’s line-up. These include James Moran’s Blood Shed, starring Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips, where a man’s love of his garden shed takes a rather murderous turn. In Judgement, Neil Maskell stars as a single man looking for love in all the wrong places and Laurence R. Harvey shines as a mutated children’s’ toy in Teddy Bear’S Picnic. Then there’s Katie Bonham’s Mab, about a girl who turns to witchcraft to teach someone a lesson.

The other home-grown offerings see people
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Review: Dough (2015)

Elderly in crisis, youngster who can help, drug being salvation and all sorts of drama bubbling around after use of drug – it’s a struggle to rid a particular TV show from the mind while watching this film, even when the protagonists spend more time in the kitchen than an Rv. That said, director John Goldschmidt’s latest, which also marks his return to the craft since 1987, would fill the small-screen mold with utter perfection. In some ways, staying in that state would have been enough for Dough.

But then comes Jonathan Pryce who makes a semi-compelling reason to shell out for the film at the cinema. The powerhouse actor, sporting a beard and kippah, commands every frame with a heartfelt turn as Nat Dayan, the owner of a family pastry joint not so hot in sales and longevity. While he makes his way to the store at 4 a.m.
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‘Eliminators’ DVD Review

Stars: Scott Adkins, Lily Ann Stubbs, Wade Barrett, James Cosmo, Daniel Caltagirone, Stephen Marcus, Nick Nevern, Ty Glaser, Sean Cronin, Mark Wingett, Mem Ferda | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by James Nunn

If there’s ever a phrase that will have me instantly reaching for my wallet it’s “a Scott Adkins film…” Honestly, nine times out of ten I will buy an Adkins film without so much as seeing a trailer. Why? Well because for me, Adkins is keeping the Dtv dream alive, picking up the action hard-man mantle from 90s pioneers like Jeff Speakman, Olivier Gruner, Gary Daniels and in particular Jeff Wincott, one of the only other true action heroes to have the same perfect blend of fighting skills, charisma and acting chops as Adkins.

Eliminators sees Adkins re-team with his Green Street 3 director James Nunn (who also co-directed the fab British thriller Tower Block
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"A Punters Prayer" - 'Red Band' Restricted Trailer

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From RedBand.Ca, take a look @ the restricted 'red band' trailer supporting the crime comedy feature "A Punters Prayer", written and directed by Savvas D. Michael, starring Tommy O'Neill, Daniel Caltagirone and Andreas Karras, opening April 2016:

"...on a Friday afternoon in North London, 'Jack' decides to bet on three horses, potentially netting him and his pals a small fortune...

"Filming took place at Palmers Green in August 2014, unknown to many of the local residents and shopkeepers, so various locations and details are completely authentic and realistically capture multicultural London as it is..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Punters Prayer"...
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One Eyed bets on ‘Prayer’

One Eyed bets on ‘Prayer’
Exclusive: Sales deal for UK comedy crime-drama with Dexter Fletcher among cast.

London-based genre sales outfit One Eyed Films has picked up world sales rights to Savvas D. Michael’s debut feature A Punters Prayer.

Tommy O’Neill (Nightmare Hunters) stars alongside actor-director Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist) and Mem Ferda (Revolver) in the story of a London man whose bet stands to net him and his friends a fortune.

“We are delighted to be working with the team behind the film,” said One Eyed Films MD Betina Goldman.

“The director’s obvious talent, the film’s setting and all round likeable characters will delight its audience.”

Katerina Georgiou, John Pavlakos and Andrew Neophytou of Liontari Pictures produce the film.
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A Punters Prayer: An Intriguing, Smart, Urban Satire

Mem Ferda (Gunned Down, Hyena, Pusher, The Devil's Double) has signed to feature in 'A Punters Prayer' the debut feature by Savvas D. Michael. Set in Palmers Green, London, 'A Punters Prayer' is an intense story about a group of friends who meet habitually at the local betting office to indulge in their favorite pastime of laddish banter, lamenting about life and family, but most critically, satisfying their addiction to gambling. Written and directed by first timer, Savvas D. Michael, it also stars; Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist)....
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Award winning Actor/Producer Mem Ferda joins ‘A Punters Prayer’

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Award winning Mem Ferda (A Life Of Violence,The Devil’s Double, Hyena) has signed to feature in Cypriot Indie film ‘A Punters Prayer’, the debut feature by Savvas D. Michael.

Set in Palmers Green, London, ‘A Punters Prayer’ is an intense story about a group of friends who meet habitually at the local betting office to indulge in their favorite pastime of laddish banter, lamenting about life and family, but most critically, satisfying their addiction to gambling.

Written and directed by first timer, Savvas D. Michael, it also stars; Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist).

In a recent interview, Mem Ferda, who plays Bektash Ali, the local Turkish Mafia Boss, commented,“it’s an intriguing, smart, urban satire, bursting with authentic and intriguing characters and should do extremely well’’. Mem who has recently wrapped on Mark McQueen’s powerful action film ‘A
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British Actor Mem Ferda Stars in the Crime Thriller A Punters Prayer: First Look

Actor Mem Ferda (Gunned Down) is set to star in the upcoming thriller A Punter's Prayer. The film takes a look at ladish culture, in Palmers Green, London. Here, the locals bet and gather in this huge gambling world. The film also stars Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist) and Andreas Karras (The Kidnap Diaries). with Savvas D. Michael the director. A preview for the film is hosted here. Actor Ferda has something to say of the film. He talks about the diversity of the characters, in this upcoming title: "it’s a remarkable examination of the multicultural society that is prevalent in London today. The film is bursting with authentic and intriguing characters and should do extremely well." The film has already been shot in this bustling metropolis, with a release date and trailer coming soon. Release Date: Tba. Director/writer: Savvas D. Michael.
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Gambling Thriller A Punter's Prayer Finds its Mob Boss in Mem Ferda

London born film star Mem Ferda (A Life of Violence, Breakdown) has signed to feature in a new gambling thriller called A Punter's Prayer. It will be the debut feature of director Savvas D. Michael.

Set in Palmers Green, London, A Punters Prayer is set to be an intense story about a group of friends who meet habitually at the local betting office to indulge in their favorite pastime of laddish banter, lamenting about life and family, but most critically, satisfying their addiction to gambling.

Written and directed by first timer, Savvas D. Michael, it also stars; Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist). Other cast members include Jamie Crew, Tommy O’Neill and Ewen MacIntosh. [Continued ...]
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Mem Ferda heads up the cast for A Punters Prayer

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Mem Ferda heads up the cast for A Punters Prayer
London born screen star Mem Ferda (A Life of Violence, Hyena, Pusher) has signed to feature in ‘A Punters Prayer’ the debut feature by Savvas D. Michael. Set in Palmers Green, London, ‘A Punters Prayer’ is an intense story about a group of friends who meet habitually at the local betting office to indulge in their favorite pastime of laddish banter, lamenting about life and family, but most critically, satisfying their addiction to gambling. Written and directed by first timer, Savvas D. Michael, it also stars; Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist). In a recent interview, Mem Ferda, who plays Bektash Ali, the [ Read More ]

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Melanie Sykes in tears in jungle

Melanie Sykes broke down in tears on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' after receiving a care package from home which contained photos of her kids. The TV presenter couldn't hold back the tears when she saw the pictures of sons, Roman, 12, and 10-year-old Valentino - her kids from her first marriage to Daniel Caltagirone. And her close friend Adam Phillips believes the 44-year-old star - who won nine out of 10 stars on the Hells Kitchen task on the Sunday night show (23.11.14) - will miss her children terribly while she's in the Australian jungle. After watching his
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'Daredevil' Netflix Series Audition Teases Possible Story Details and Dialogue

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'Daredevil' Netflix Series Audition Teases Possible Story Details and Dialogue
Thanks to Marvel_Spider, we have new details about Marvel's Daredevil pilot, along with an audition video that reveals possible lines of dialogue from the actual show. The video was posted on actor Daniel Caltagirone's Vimeo page, which shows his unspecified character being pressured by (who we presume to be) the villainous Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) to cut someone's hands off.

Take a look at the video, then read on for more details about the pilot.

A casting notice reveals that production will happen between June 30 and July 28, with Marvel_Spider revealing that the production is working under the code name "Bluff."

"I found some info about the pilot. Its code name is "Bluff", and is scheduled to shoot between June 30th and July 28th. The following link has a list of talent they're looking for, including boxers. In addition to the above casting, they're looking for people who could
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Thoughts on... The Fall (2006)

The Fall, 2006.

Directed by Tarsem Singh.

Starring Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Daniel Caltagirone, Marcus Weasley and Robin Smith.

Synopsis:

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

I was recommended The Fall by a friend who knew my love of Mr Nobody and Big Fish. I'm happy to say my friend has very good taste in films, and knows me well. The Fall is quietly comedic and very, very loudly poignant, if such a thing is possible. Director Tarsem Singh crafts an almost otherworldly story with characters that although are caricatures, are also a little too close to home to ignore.
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More Nazi Zombie News: 'Outpost: Black Sun' and 'Frankenstein's Army'

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Since everyone loves Nazi Zombies as much as I do, I am thrilled to talk about two upcoming Nazi Zombie movies that look more than promising. Exciting is an understatement, even.

Today, Dark Sky Films released the first two official stills from Dutch director Richard Raaphorst’s Nazi Zombie horror film Frankenstein's Army.

This is someone called “Propellerhead”, described officially as "a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion."

And this is Doctor Frankenstein, as played by Karel Roden, dissecting someone unwilling to be dissected.

Like any good Nazi Zombie movie, Frankenstein's Army is set at the tail-end of World War II, when Russian soldiers accidentally find a secret Nazi laboratory as they enter Germany's eastern end. Apparently, the journals of Dr. Viktor Frankenstein are serving as the basis for human experimentation to form a -
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Frightfest 2012 Review: Outpost II – Black Sun

Outpost II: Black Sun

Stars: Richard Coyle, Catherine Steadman, Ali Craig, Nick Nevern, Daniel Caltagirone | Written by Steve Barker, Rae Brunton | Directed by Steve Barker

During the 1945 endgame of World War II, German scientist Klausener worked on frightening new technology with the power to create an immortal Nazi army. Now a Nato task force is hurriedly deployed to Eastern Europe to uncover what sinister enemy exactly appears to be mercilessly killing everything in its path. It soon becomes clear that what they are facing is no ordinary foe. Only Lena, a gutsy investigator on the trail of notorious war criminal Klausener, can accept the reality of what they are up against – a battalion of living dead Nazi Storm Troopers. With the help of Wallace, an adventurer who has been chasing Gestapo secrets for years, the duo team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep behind enemy lines. Their
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World War II Zombies Unleashed in New Outpost II: Black Sun Domestic Trailer

The Undead Reich rise once more in the new Us trailer for zombie Nazi prequel 'Outpost II: Black Sun'. IGN revealed the new English language trailer which helps provide more background to the story than the previous international version we had a look at earlier in the year. Steve Barker directs once again from a script he co-penned with Rae Brunton and the new English language trailer. The flick stars 'Grabbers' and 'Coupling' star Richard Coyle along with Catherine Steadman ('The Tudors'), Ali Craig, Nick Nevern, Daniel Caltagirone, Gary McDonald and Domenic Pontone. The new follow-up to Barker's 2008 British horror 'Outpost' has its UK premiere on 25 August at this years Film4 FrightFest in Leicester Square, London. Head below to check out the new trailer....
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Film4 Frightfest Image Explosion: New Stills and Art for Hidden in the Woods, Tulpa, Outpost II, After, Chained, Before Dawn, Errors of the Human Body and More!

We've updated our Film4 Fright Fest line-up story with tons of images. Read on to see what you may have missed and what's brand spanking new! Dig it!

Programme - Screen 1

Thursday Aug 23

Opening Film - The Seasoning House (World Premiere)

Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett makes his directorial debut with a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Robin Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. Psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist.

89 mins Director: Paul Hyett UK 2012

Rosie DayAngel

Sean Pertwee – Goran

Kevin Howarth – Viktor

David Lemberg
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German Trailer for Steve Barkers Zombie Nazi Sequel Outpost: Black Sun

British director Steve Barker follows up his 2008 horror flick 'Outpost' with more zombie nazi action in the upcoming prequel 'Outpost: Black Sun'. A German-language trailer has hit the web which even though reveals new footage from the flick sadly doesn't include any English subtitles thus making it difficult to fathom exactly whats going on. Barker co-scripts again alongside Rae Brunton who is also penning the third announced installment in the horror franchise 'Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz' set for release next year. Catherine Steadman ('The Tudors'), Richard Coyle ('Grabbers'), Ali Craig, Nick Nevern, Daniel Caltagirone, Gary McDonald and Domenic Pontone. Extended plot info and the new trailer can be found below....
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The Reeds and Seeing Your Death Looking Back at You: A Movie Review

*here be spoilers.

Director: Nick Cohen.

Writers: Mark Anthony Galluzzo and Chris Baker.

This review is going back a little to After Dark Horrorfest's 2010 lineup which included The Reeds. This is a film that sees several friends boating around the United Kingdom in tragic fashion. This weekender involves exploding propane tanks, vicious burns and gory impalements. Most would classify this title a horror film, but the film goes a little deeper than that into history and into tragedy.

Laura (Anna Brewster), Joe (Daniel Caltagirone), Mel (Emma Catherwood), Nick (O.T. Fagbenle) and Chris (Will Mellor) head out on a boat rented to them by Mr. Croker (George Bell). Quickly, they become lost in head height reeds, until there is a light in the distance. That light is firelight and burning is Mr. Croker's dog. This is some foreshadowing for events to come as several cast members will meet a similar fiery fate.
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