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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

- Phil Wheat

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The Bottom Shelf: Re-Animator, The Beast Within and more

9 June 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Re-Animator, The Beast Within and Camp Dread are among the horror films to appear on DVD and Blu-ray this month. Nick takes a look...

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Wow. Just a month in and this regular post dedicated to the - shall we say - more idiosyncratic, less delicate of movies (or shall we just say “gory horrors and not-quite-b-movies”) has the splendid fortune of getting to review Stuart Gordon’s tongue-in-cheek classic, Re-Animator.

Produced by Brian Yuzna, the warped individual behind the brutal class satire/mutant cannibalism jaunt Society, and starring that rubber-faced icon of the midnight movie, Jeffrey Combs, this remains one of the crowning glories of 80s cult film-making. Re-Animator's essentially an outlandish, sillier take on Hp Lovecraft’s spin on the Frankenstein mad-scientist story, and Combs, who you’ll undoubtedly know from such box-office juggernauts as Doctor Mordrid and Cellar Dweller (reviewed here next month), plays brilliant-if-misguided medical student Herbert West. »

- ryanlambie

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‘The Beast Within’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

12 May 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston, Ron Soble, Luke Askew, Meshach Taylor, Boyce Holleman | Written by Tom Holland | Directed by Philippe Mora

The Beast Within is a strange movie, you spend a lot of the time thinking it’s a strange werewolf film and the rest wondering just what the hell the beast is.  The fact is though if you take your time and watch it you realise that the so-called Beast is unique, by listening to the commentary and watching the documentary included in this release you realise that the creature is in fact a cicada.  I know, I had to look up what it was too.

The Beast Within starts with newlyweds Eli and Caroline MacCleary (Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch) enjoying their honeymoon until their car breaks down on a cold dark country road. »

- Paul Metcalf

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The Beast Within Blu-ray Review

11 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Philippe Mora

Starring: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Extras: Making Of, Director’s Commentary

The Beast Within hints towards a werewolf film, with its imagery of a full moon and a credit mentioning “Transformation effects.” However, this is far from a werewolf tale although it does take onboard some of the key elements. In order to make this a much fresher piece there are ideas of possession too and an overall theme of circularity and metamorphosis.

Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch play a just married couple whose car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, as Eli (Cox) goes for help, Caroline (Besch) is attacked by an unseen creature who rapes her before disappearing into the night. 17 years later and the couple now have a 17 year old son who is a »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Classic Horror Trailers: Psycho II

5 May 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I have a massive amount of love and respect for Psycho II. To take what is considered by many to be not only one of the greatest horror films of all time, but one of the greatest films of all time Period, and make a sequel to it…that takes some courage. Not only did writer Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’S Play) and director Richard Franklin (Roadgames) rise to the challenge, they created a sequel that is held with intense reverence by fans all across the board.

Picking up 22 years after the events of the first Psycho, Psycho II brings Norman Bates home, where he is thrown into a web of confusion (most of which is at the hands of Lila Loomis, sister of Marion Crane, Janet Leigh’s unfortunate character from the original film), unsure if he’s losing his mind or if ‘mother’ is back at it. »

- Jerry Smith

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‘The Beast Within’ UK Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

23 April 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The trailer for The Beast Within, upon its initial release in 1982, warned that the final 30 minutes were so horrific that viewers might not survive to see the end credits roll. Scream Factory has already released the movie on Blu-ray in the Us, but UK residents who survived a viewing of the grim coming-of-age flick, or those who want to check it out for the first time, will be happy to learn that Arrow Films will soon be releasing The Beast Within in a dual Blu-ray and DVD format in the UK:

“Kill Me, Please Kill Me… Before It’S Too Late

Late one full moonlit night, a woman stands alone on the roadside waiting for her husband to return to their broken-down car. All of a sudden she’s pounced upon, dragged into the dark woods and savaged by a barely-glimpsed assailant. But this is only the beginning of the terror in The Beast Within… »

- Derek Anderson

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Icons and Friends Bring You: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!!

5 April 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!

 

Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »

- Jerry Smith

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Win a Copy of Tom Holland's Twisted Tales on DVD

31 March 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last year FEARnet exclusively premiered a web series called Tom Holland's Twisted Tales, comprised of nine stories of terror from the master of horror. Right now we have your chance to score a copy of the DVD!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest ends at 12:01 Pt on Monday, April 7th.

Image Entertainment Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales, available on DVD beginning March 18, 2014. Directed by and starring Master of Horror Tom Holland, Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales is an anthology film staring an impressive list of actors and “who’s who” from the horror genre, including William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, "Boardwalk Empire"), Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Aj Bowen (Hatchet II), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave). and more. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Thirteen of the Craziest Horror Movie Theme Songs

28 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

As a composer, I'm quick to acknowledge the role of music in setting the tone for a horror film, and while theme songs with lyrics and vocals can be just as effective as an instrumental score, there are definitely risks involved: along with clothing and hairstyles, songs tend to anchor a film to the year it was made, and as tastes change, a pop tune can be exposed as a quaint and silly relic of its decade. Then again, some of those tracks were pretty goofy to begin with, and nothing could have saved them.   With that said, I love every one of these oddball themes to death (even the truly painful ones), so I'd like to share with you the best of the weirdest, straight from one of my more... uh, let's say “eccentric” party playlists. Let's rock!   Fat Boys: “Are You Ready for Freddy?” (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, »

- Gregory Burkart

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DVD Review: Tom Holland's Twisted Tales - There Is A Tale For Everybody

24 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Tom Holland's Twisted Tales was a web series hosted by our friends over at FearNet. The 'Twisted Tales' are nine short films, all written and directed by Tom Holland (Child's Play and Fright Night). They are stories about revenge seeking technology, tales of morality, drug abuse and werewolves, survival instincts, and dancing vampires. As with nearly every anthology series out there, there are high notes and low notes. Mileage always varies and enjoyment of the shorts is purely subjective. Holland recruits a few familiar faces to genre fans. In these tales you will find A.J. Bowen (The Sacrament), who gets victimized by his Gps in Fred and his Gps. Danielle Harris (Stakeland) and William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire) go tete-a-tete in the deal with the Devil tale To Hell With YouRay Wise...

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – March 24th 2014

24 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Not much to speak of in the pre-amble this week except that From Dusk Till Dawn episode 2 on Netflix continued in fine form and presented an interesting and somewhat unique version of a vampire which was actually quite scary. If you have written this off because it sounds cheap and forced (admittedly on paper it does) I urge you to give it a watch, the dialogue alone is better than most TV shows, “Got your balls on?” is a great line I will repeat ad nauseam henceforth.

In other news Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has criticised internet providers for not providing a good enough service to allow users to use Netflix to its full potential and the costs of maintaining such a connection, mainly what ISPs are expecting streaming companies to pay them. This has also kicked off a debate about net neutrality which I know little about. I believe »

- Chris Holt

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Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales Review

20 March 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tom Holland is a heralded horror filmmaker, having both Child’s Play and Fright Night on his résumé, but you wouldn’t know that from his FearNet web series turned anthology horror film, Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales. Stringing together nine whimpering stories of obscurity, stale plotting, poorly budgeted production, and regrettable acting from so many genre stars, I can’t express how utterly disappointing each segment becomes. Thinking of each short as some cheap webisode content for publicity purposes, getting Holland’s name out while FearNet promotes a legendary horror talent, quality lacks drive and ambition, as similar productions like Zombie Roadkill outshine Holland’s feeble attempts. Eliminating the point of owning this release, you can watch all these “twisted tales” over on FearNet – and even then I wouldn’t recommend it.

These nine tales of “terror” span numerous subgenres, from werewolves, to magic mirrors, to deals with the devil, »

- Matt Donato

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Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales brings Anthology Horror into your Living Rooms

20 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Image Entertainment Presents

Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales

From the Horror Legend Behind Child’s Play and Fright Night

Available on DVD on March 18, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (February 19, 2014) – Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, brings you Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales available on DVD on March 18, 2014. Directed by and starring Master of Horror Tom Holland, Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales will be available on DVD for an Srp of … Continue reading →

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- Mike Joy

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Exclusive: Tom Holland Tells Us What to Expect on the 'Twisted Tales' DVD

20 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Genre legend Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night) wrote and directed a web series for Fearnet called Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales. Now the series is getting the DVD treatment. We spoke with Tom about what people can expect on the DVD.

Was it always the plan to release a DVD? Originally, Twisted Tales was just meant to be a Fearnet show.

Well, they were going to try to get Walmart to release them, and it worked! Walmart took it, which, as you know, is the only major market left for DVDs. So I’m thrilled about that, but there was no guarantee. It worked out very well. The one who deserves the credit is Mark Ward at Image. It is a huge distribution. It gives it a chance to get out there.

Right. I have to imagine that the people who find it on the shelf at Walmart »

- Alyse Wax

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Get Ready For Terror With a Twist - Tom Holland's Twisted Tales - Trailer Is Here!

19 March 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Horror Legend Tom Holland dares you to join him for nine nerve shredding, totally Twisted Tales. Serving up a mind bending assortment of the macabre, its an anthology of darkness and dread fine tuned to keep you on the edge of your seat. A new drug offers users a glimpse of the future with beastly consequences. A murderous husband is stalked by his own cell phone. A jilted lover wreaks satanic vengeance. The nightmarish action then leads to world… »

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Dread Central Live: Tom Holland Gets Twisted! Watch Now!

18 March 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Joining us on Dread Central Live yesterday was horror director Tom Holland (Child's Play, Fright Night, Psycho II, The Class of 1984, "Tales from the Crypt"), and in case you missed it, we have the show for you right here. Check it out!

Dread Central Live airs every Monday at 4Pm Pt / 7Pm Et.

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Trailer for Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales

18 March 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Image Entertainment bringing Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales to DVD this week, we have a look at the official trailer:

Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, brings you Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales available on DVD on March 18, 2014. Directed by and starring Master of Horror Tom Holland, Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales will be available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97. The anthology film also stars an impressive list of actors and “who’s who” from the horror genre, including William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Boardwalk Empire), Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Aj Bowen (Hatchet 2), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave) and more!

Horror Legend Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night, Psycho II, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt) dares you to join him for nine nerve-shredding, totally Twisted Tales. Serving up a mind-bending assortment of the macabre, »

- Jonathan James

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Shock Interview: Tom Holland Talks About His Twisted Tales

17 March 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Tom Holland has created some of our favorite films as horror fans. From Child’s Play to Fright Night to Psycho II and Class of 1984, his body of work speaks for itself. Here at Shock Till You Drop, we sat down with him to discuss Twisted Tales, learning the art of the short, and getting the talent you want.

The post Shock Interview: Tom Holland Talks About His Twisted Tales appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Next on Dread Central Live - Tom Holland Gets Twisted

13 March 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When it comes to horror filmmaking, few directors have left as big of a mark on the industry as Tom Holland. Child's Play, Fright Night, Psycho II, The Class of 1984, "Tales from the Crypt"... we can go on and on! And we will! Next Monday!

That's right, kids! Live in the studio with us will be filmmaker Tom Holland, and he'll be talking about the classics; his current project, Twisted Tales; and much, much more! Be sure to tune in!

Dread Central Live airs every Monday at 4Pm Pt / 7Pm Et.

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well »

- Uncle Creepy

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