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World Of Darkness: The Must-See Doc That Goes Behind the Game [Trailer]

I discovered "Vampire: The Eternal Struggle" in my early teens, an extension of my obsession over Anne Rice and all things vampire. I eventually graduated to the world of "Vampire: The Masquerade," but my first obsession was the Ccg and I spent more of my teenage cash than I wish to admit on building a deck.

It was a while before I realized that the games were merely an extension of a much larger universe but by that point, World of Darkness had already morphed and embedded itself so deep into popular culture that it seemed ubiquitous.

With his new documentary World of Darkness, Giles Alderson sets off to take us behind the scenes of the game that changed the world of gaming and influenced culture.

Alderson tracks the early days of World of Darkness, from [Continued ...]
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DVD Review – Gridiron UK (2016)

Gridiron UK, 2016.

Directed by Gary Delaney

Starring Michael Dixon, Rebecca Summers, Andrew Harwood Mills, Stephen Marcus, Paul Nicholas, Dorsey Levens, Anthony Quinlan, Giles Alderson, Annie Vanders and Mem Ferda.

Synopsis:

It’s 1985… and in a country dominated by Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, and Fish n’ Chips, one man risks everything to play American Football.

My knowledge of American Football does not extend very far. Aside from a few often confusing games of John Madden on the Sega Megadrive (Genesis to our American cousins) I’ve never really engaged with the sport. However competitive sport all boils down to the same thing really. Whether your passionate about football (soccer) or cricket or professional tiddly winks (please tell me someone, somewhere does that professionally!) the passion with which you follow said sport, or a team within that sport rings true for most fans.

Gridiron UK is based on the true story of a
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Vampire Revenge Tale The Harsh Light of Day Finally Getting a Us DVD Release

We haven't heard much about Oliver S. Milburn's The Harsh Light of Day here in the States for the past few years, but thanks to Jinga Films and Mvd, it's finally getting a North American DVD release in just a few more weeks.

Writer/director Milburn's The Harsh Light of Day stars Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, and Paul Jaques.

Look for the vampire revenge tale, which has been dubbed "Death Wish with fangs," on July 22nd.

Synopsis:

Daniel Shergold (Richardson), a writer on the occult, is a happily married man until the day his wife is murdered and he is left paralyzed in a brutal, seemingly random attack by a group of masked intruders. When the police are unable to find the perpetrators, Daniel is left in a pit of bitterness and anger.

Desperately seeking vengeance, Daniel is brought to the attention of a mysterious stranger who changes everything.
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Stalled DVD Review

Director: Christian James,

Starring: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden, Giles Alderson,

Running Time: 84 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Are zombie films really running out of ideas? Or perhaps a better question is “Can zombie films run out of ideas?” Although not giving a definitive answer, Christian James’ follow-up to 2004’s Freak Out, sees how far it can push the genre. Well, it doesn’t exactly push the genre, as it does try to keep it contained. Very contained. Stalled is set, almost exclusively, in a woman’s toilet, and more specifically in a single cubicle.

A janitor (Palmer) finds himself trapped in the little girl’s room on Christmas Eve, once the dead start walking the earth. It’s all fun and games at first, as he manages to spy on two scantily clad office workers who decide to have some experimental fun. That is until one rips out the other’s throat.
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Zomedy Stalled Ditches the Toilet and Goes VOD

Stalled is a horror comedy about a janitor that gets trapped in a womens restroom and encounters an allout attack by a hoard of zombies. The film will have a limited theatrical release beginning October 3 2013 and will be available on VOD starting October 3 2012. Stalled is directed by Christian James Produced by Richard James Kerrigan and Written by Dan Palmer. It stars Palmer (Freak Out) Tamaryn Payne (Hollyoaks) Antonia Bernath (Elvis St.Trinians) Mark Holden (Final Destination XFiles) Victoria Broom (Dead Cert) Giles Alderson (Damned Utd Harsh Light Of Day) and Chris R. Wright (Faintheart Small Town Folk). Synopsis Its Christmas Eve and a soon to be shitcanned maintenance gopher (Dan Palmer) is changing
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Zombie Comedy ‘Stalled’ Gets Us Distribution

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Following its recent UK premiere at FrightFest, the zombie comedy, Stalled, has been acquired for Us distribution:

“Los Angeles, CA – Uncork’d Entertainment has inked North American theatrical, V.O.D., digital and home entertainment rights to the critically-acclaimed horror comedy Stalled. The film debuted recently at Film4/FrightFest in the U.K. to two sold-out screenings with a third being added due to the demand. Stalled was written by Dan Palmer and directed by Christian James. The film will have its North American theatrical premiere at the recently opened Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX, followed by additional theaters in early October 2013. Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard made today’s announcement.

Stalled is one of those projects that people can’t seem to stop talking about,” commented Leopard. “It’s got a bit of everything – horror, comedy and zombies. Think ‘Evil Dead’ but in a restroom. We’re pleased
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Mischa Barton and Sean Astin Join Kickback

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Mischa Barton and Sean Astin Join Kickback
Mischa Barton and Sean Astin have joined the cast of Talking Lens Productions' upcoming thriller Kickback.

John Hannah, Michael Biehn, Stelio Savante and Noureen DeWulf have also landed roles in this thriller about a renegade Moscow detective that is investigating the death of a female war journalist. She becomes involved in espionage with chemical warfare and the assassination of the Russian President.

Raza Mallal is directing from a screenplay he wrote. He is also producing with Kevan Van Thompson and Ilja Rosendahl. Mischa Barton will also be seen in Giles Alderson and Martin Owen's action project For Hire.

Production is slated to begin this fall in Prague and London.
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Film4 FrightFest 2013 announces full line up; record 51 films, and more.

From the press release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.

This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers,
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Toilet Humour Shared on New Stalled Poster

The latest comic horror venture from 'Freak Out' creators Christian James ('Kill Keith') and Dan Palmer ('Evil Aliens') is new British zombie flick 'Stalled'. The project will be hitting the Us courtesy of Uncork'd Entertainment and Odin's Eye this coming October where it'll be receiving a limited theatrical run. Which will in turn follow up with a home release during November. Exact dates are still to be nailed down but in the meantime the movie has managed to piggy-back onto another zombie movie that is enjoying success at the box office currently. The new teaser poster manages to parody and take a literal massive sh#t on the artwork of 'World War Z'. Antonia Bernath ('St Trinians', 'Lykke'), Dan Palmer, Tamaryn Payne ('Hollyoaks'), Mark Holden, Giles Alderson ('The Harsh Light of Day'), Victoria Broom, Mark Kelly and Victoria Eldon all star.
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Watch This Completely Weird Teaser Trailer For Horror-Comedy Stalled!

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One man. One toilet. And lots of zombies! Lol! Get ready for a completely weird horror movie titled Stalled, which comes from director Christian James and is currently in post production. Yeah, no official release date at this moment, but at least we have a completely fresh (well, if fresh is the right word for a story set in one toilet) teaser trailer for the whole thing. Make sure you check this out, and let us know what you think!

So, Christian James directed the movie from Dan Palmer‘s script which centers on a luckless maintenance gopher who finds himself stuck in a ladies restroom during the zombie apocalypse.

Dan Palmer also stars as the lead, character named W.C (yeah, that’s funny name, too) while the rest of the cast also includes Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden, Giles Alderson and Chris R. Wright.

Check out the
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British Zomedy Stalled Craps Out a Brand New Teaser Trailer

The new teaser trailer for British toilet-based zomedy horror 'Stalled' is here and so its time to get scared shitless! The project comes from 'Freak Out' creators Christian James ('Kill Keith') and Dan Palmer ('Evil Aliens') who direct and write the new undead horror respectively. Palmer takes the lead role as W.C. the office maintenance guy whose Christmas plans soon take a back burner when he gets trapped inside a restroom and faces an apocalyptic zombie outbreak. The gorgeous Antonia Bernath ('St Trinians', 'Lykke') co-stars along with Tamaryn Payne ('Hollyoaks'), Mark Holden, Giles Alderson ('The Harsh Light of Day'), Victoria Broom, Mark Kelly and Victoria Eldon. Check out the new trailer below....
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DVD Review - The Harsh Light of Day (2012)

The Harsh Light of Day, 2012.

Directed by Oliver S. Milburn.

Starring Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, and Paul Jaques.

Synopsis:

After an attack that leaves him paralysed and his wife murdered, an author is offered the chance to get revenge.

I’ll be honest. I’m struggling on how to start this particular review. It’s fair to say that I have seen far worse films than The Harsh Light of Day, but it is pretty damning to sit here afterwards and not have much to say about say. But let’s try.

First time director Milburn introduces us to Daniel Shergold (Dan Richardson), an author of a new Occult/Supernatural book that he has been working on for some time. With doting wife Maria (Niki Felstead) talking about starting a family, and everyone seemingly very pleased with the book, things are looking up. Sadly for them it all
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The Harsh Light of Day (2012)

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Written and directed by Oliver S. Milburn

Starring: Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, Niki Felstead, Paul Jaques

American micro-budget filmmakers should do themselves a favor and watch writer/director Oliver S. Milburn’s feature debut The Harsh Light of Day. The compelling UK production, shot on location in Dorset, England, is a model of smart, economical storytelling. It’s also an extremely well acted and produced little film that fully understands, and makes the most of, its budgetary limitations.

During a violent home invasion, occult author Daniel Shergold (a somber Dan Richardson) is brutally beaten while his wife is tortured and killed. All the while the assailants, wearing hoodies and white masks, videotape the grisly events. Surviving the attack, Daniel is left a former shell of himself, crippled and paralyzed by guilt and anger. His only link to the outside world is his compassionate home nurse Fiona (Sophie Linfield
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3 Behind the Scenes Images from UK Horror Comedy Stalled

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We got our first look at the latest entry into the UK horror comedy genre yesterday, with the first poster for Stalled, and now we’ve had three great behind the scenes images from the production sent our way, giving us a look at some of the blood and festivities we have to look forward to.

Christian James (Freak Out) is back behind the camera once more, directing from a script by frequent collaborator Dan Palmer (Freak Out), who also stars.

“It’s Christmas Eve and a soon to be shit-canned maintenance gopher (Dan Palmer) is changing light bulbs and cleaning toilets instead of drinking egg-nog and making out with drunk receptionists at the annual office party. Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper he chooses to use the Ladies’ Restroom the very second a Zombie Outbreak occurs! Will he bowl us over and flush away the undead or (like in his
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First Poster for UK Horror Comedy Stalled

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Currently in post-productions, Stalled is the latest entry into the UK horror comedy genre that British filmmakers often seem to have a handle on better than most. (Naturally, I point you towards Shaun of the Dead as a good starting point if you’re new to the genre.)

We’ve had the first poster for the film sent over, giving us a tease of its intriguing premise:

“It’s Christmas Eve and a soon to be shit-canned maintenance gopher (Dan Palmer) is changing light bulbs and cleaning toilets instead of drinking egg-nog and making out with drunk receptionists at the annual office party. Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper he chooses to use the Ladies’ Restroom the very second a Zombie Outbreak occurs! Will he bowl us over and flush away the undead or (like in his pre-apocalypse life) simply remain …’Stalled’?

This British horror/comedy is Directed by Christian James,
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Fresh British Zombie Comedy Stalled Excretes a Bloody New One-Sheet

Back in 2004 a new British comedy horror flick arrived out of nowhere and landed our desks. The parody-esque slasher feature was called 'Freak Out' and was a great little low-budget production which kept our team chuckling away. Now 8 years on Brit duo Christian James and Dan Palmer are back with their new comedy horror effort 'Stalled'. It's Christmas time zombies, with guaranteed toilet humour all the way and we have caught an early glimpse at the new bloody one-sheet from the project. James helms from a script penned by Dan Palmer who also stars as the suitably named maintenance man W.C. Antonia Bernath ('Lykke'), Tamaryn Payne ('Hollyoaks'), Mark Holden, Giles Alderson, Victoria Broom, Mark Kelly and Victoria Eldon all co-star. Check out the plot into and fresh new one-sheet below....
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This week's new films

ill Manors (18)

(Ben Drew, 2012, UK) Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Natalie Press, Anouska Mond. 121 mins

The coalition government has repeatedly denied his existence, but Plan B proves he's for real with this intense, provocative survey of British urban decay in all its forms. A few too many forms, perhaps, as this crams in so many tales of hardship, exploitation, drugs and violence, and seeks to render them in so many ways (hip-hop numbers, tricksy visuals, flashbacks), it gets a bit carried away. Still, top marks for at least trying to tell it like it is.

Red Tails (12A)

(Anthony Hemingway, 2012, Us) Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard. 125 mins

George Lucas co-produces this story of the African-American Tuskegee Airmen and their role in the second world war, fighting both Nazis and racism. There's more of an eye for aerial action than grown-up drama, though.

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything (15)

(Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell,
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The Harsh Light Of Day Review

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I’m never quite sure how to approach Left Films’ output. On the one hand, these movies are cheap, derivative and lower than the lowest common denominator, while on the other you become so dispirited by the likes of Cowboys & Zombies and Ninjas vs. Vampire that you feel you really ought to give them some credit when they do finally get it slightly more right.

There is no getting away from the fact that their latest, The Harsh Light Of Day, is amateurish; that it’s filmed without style, scripted without flair and – at a mere 90 minutes – is far too short to really explore any of its characters, themes or fledgling mythology. But with a first-time feature director, a cast of unknowns and an estimated budget of around £100,000, what are you to realistically expect?

The most striking thing about The Harsh Light Of Day is that it is competently made,
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The Harsh Light of Day – review

Snappy editing can't save this risible tale of Satanic pacts in the British countryside

In a fug of late-night viewing and genre fandom, this lo-fi British vampire flick might slip down fairly easily. But viewed beneath an everyday bulb, The Harsh Light of Day seems a touch too duffly acted and iffily scripted to be really recommendable. An author in the occult staying in an ominously remote cottage suffers an attack that leaves his wife (personality trait: up for it) dead and him in a wheelchair. The police are hopeless, so he does the only sensible thing and makes a pact with Satan to try and exact revenge. Snappy editing helps sustain some pace, and Giles Alderson has charisma as the mysterious "Infurnari", but after a spell the interest sag is unstaunchable.

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The Harsh Light of Day Review: Toothless, Generic Low-Budget Horror

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

In the digital age, in which anyone can now be a filmmaker, low-budget horror films are more than a dime a dozen, being easy to produce and rarely relying on strong performances. As such, it usually requires the confident execution of a strong, original concept to elevate the better of these flicks above the typical trappings of the genre. The Harsh Light of Day, the debut feature from young director Oliver S. Mlburn, falls prey not only to its garishly low-fi production values, but also a general dearth of ideas in the already overcrowded vampire film market.

Middle-class couple Daniel (Dan Richardson) and Maria (Niki Felstead) return home from the launch of Daniel’s latest book on the occult to find themselves besieged by a trio of mask-wielding maniacs who are making snuff films for money. The altercation ends with Maria being viciously beaten to death while Daniel is left paralysed.
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