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7 items from 2014


Issue #1 of Reaper Comics' New Release Video Nasty Now Available

31 March 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Reaper Comics has launched a new six-issue comic in the UK entitled Video Nasty, and we have a look at it for you here. It's by Mario Covone, hailed as "an exciting new voice in comics with a cool new spin on a provocative subject" by director Jake West (Doghouse).

The comic explores the real world politics behind government censorship and media manipulation in 1980's Britain while still maintaining the core of being a fictional horror story.

Covone, writer of the award-nominated web strip Circles, makes his published debut with Video Nasty. Mario is the former managing director of Apocalypse Comics and was an integral part of some innovative work with conventions and bringing more comic book variant covers to the UK than any comic shop before or since.

The artist, Vasilis Logios, makes his debut to comics outside of mainland Europe, but he has worked tirelessly for years in »

- Debi Moore

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Video Nasties – Draconian Days’ Review

4 March 2014 3:31 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape documentary, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act. A time when Britain plunged into a new dark age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandizing moral guardians. With passionate and entertaining interviews from the people who lived through it and more jaw dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice the passing of a landmark era.

I was a huge fan of Jake West and Marc Morris’ first documentary on the Video Nasties scandal of the early 80s and it opened my eyes to a period in time I was actually too young to really remember – at the time of the Video Recordings Act and the Dpp’s prosecution »

- Phil Wheat

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Sunny Day Media unveils slate

4 February 2014 6:55 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Hoarder [pictured], starring Mischa Barton and Robert Knepper, to head up newly formed Eis based production company’s first slate.

Principal photography has commenced on The Hoarder, starring Mischa Barton and Robert Knepper.

The horror-thriller is the first film from newly formed Eis based production company Sunny Day Media, headed up by UK financier Keith Chapman.

Working with UK producer Tim Dennison, the fund has been set up to produce and finance a slate of $2m-$3m pictures through the use of Eis and Equity funding.

Directed by Matt Winn (who also co-wrote), The Hoarder is the first film to go into production and a sales agent is currently being sought to handle international sales. It’s currently shooting at London’s Three Mills Studios.

Next up will be Jake West’s Spitfire, written by Dan Schaffer and to be produced by Dennison, Bob Portal and Simon Markham. The producers are in talks with Daryl Hannah and Bérénice Marlohe »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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First look at artwork for ‘Video Nasties’ sequel ‘Draconian Days’

30 January 2014 2:56 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act with Video Nasties Part Two: Draconian Days.

A time when Britain plunged into a new Dark Age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandizing moral guardians. With passionate and entertaining interviews from the people who lived through it and more jaw dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice the passing of a landmark era.

Video Nasties Part Two: Draconian Days screens at Glasgow Frightfest next month.

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- Phil Wheat

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Indie Spotlight

26 January 2014 12:21 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Zombie, Indiana, a Circus of the Dead teaser trailer, news on the line-up for FearFest Glasgow, an Escaping the Dead trailer, the trailer for Bb, and much more:

Zombie, Indiana Release Details: “The newest novel in Scott Kenemore’s bestselling series, Zombie, Indiana is the tale of a harrowing undead attack on the heartland of America. From the highest echelons of state government—to the gritty world of an eastside narcotics detective—to the elite folds of the state’s most-expensive prep school—this novel explores the impact of an invading zombie horde on a trio of Hoosier protagonists… each of whom has some dark secrets to keep.

Indiana governor Hank Burleson has spent eight years cutting social services, castrating the unions (not literally…yet), and chipping »

- Tamika Jones

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Line-up announced for Frightfest Glasgow 2014

21 January 2014 11:17 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest Glasgow 2014 has today announced a 4(!) day event to include eight World, European and UK premieres, Ti West special event and Sunday repeat screenings in the festivals biggest programme ever. From Thursday February 27th to Sunday March 2nd, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Gft for the 9th year with an impressive slate of the hottest new horror films.

The line-up in full:

Thurs 27 Feb – Gft Screen 2 21:00 In Conversation With Ti West (Special event)

Nobody does nostalgia-brushed spookiness and minimalist horror like independent director Ti West, King of the slow-burn shocker. FrightFest has been there from the very start – our video label released his 2005 debut feature The Roost – and we’ve watched with pride as the Delaware-born quirky talent has grown in global genre stature through The House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S and now his game-changing Eli Roth produced The Sacrament. »

- Phil Wheat

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Grand Budapest to open Glasgow

21 January 2014 11:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tenth edition of the Glasgow Film Festival to host a record 60 UK premieres; Under the Skin to receive Scottish premiere as closing film.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel will receive its UK premiere as the opening film of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) on Feb 20.

With the festival celebrating its tenth edition this year, its opening gala recalls their first-ever closing gala, Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which will also receive a screening during the festival on Glasgow’s Tall Ship.

Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, which was partly shot in Glasgow and stars Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien seductress, will receive its Scottish premiere as the closing film on March 2.

Premieres

This year’s edition (supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland and Creative Scotland) will feature a record 60 UK premieres, including Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo; Sandra Nettelbeck’s Mr. Morgan’s [link »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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