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‘The Forgotten’ DVD Review

Stars: Clem Tibber, Shaun Dingwall, Elarica Gallacher, Lyndsey Marshal, Isaura Barbé-Brown, James Capel, James Doherty, Carys Lewis | Written by Oliver Frampton, James Hall | Directed by Oliver Frampton

[Nb: With the film now – finally – available to buy in the UK (The Forgotten is out today from Metrodome), here’s a repost of my review of the film from the 2014 London Frightfest]

There has been, over the past few years, a growing trend in British horror for setting movies in abandoned housing estates and tower blocks. Joining the growing ranks is The Forgotten, which sees a father and son forced to squat in an empty London council estate scheduled for demolition, seemingly abandoned by the mother. A dark, creepy and foreboding place, the flat is no place for a family; even less so after 14 year old Tommy starts to hear strange noises coming from the boarded-up flat next door…

Shot on a London council estate scheduled for demolition, that was once used for location shoots on UK police drama The Bill, The Forgotten is, like all good horror films, not just about the physical, and in this case,
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FrightFest Presents Review – AfterDeath (2015)

AfterDeath, 2015.

Directed by Gez Medinger & Robin Schmidt.

Starring Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher and Lorna Nickson Brown.

Synopsis:

Five strangers wake up on a beach in some sort of netherworld and have to figure out why they are there and what is the mysterious creature that is tormenting them.

Another entry in the FrightFest Presents collection, AfterDeath is a British chiller that begins with a young woman named Robyn (Miranda Raison) waking up on a beach at night. Trying to escape some weird explosions on the beach she runs to a nearby beach house where she interrupts the permanently horny Seb (Sam Keeley) having a threesome with Patricia (Elarica Gallacher) and Livvy (Lorna Nickson Brown) as a smoky spirit flies around the room. Also in the house is Onie (Daniella Kertesz), who keeps disappearing and reappearing randomly, and Robyn soon comes to the realisation that they are
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VOD Review – AfterDeath (2015)

AfterDeath, 2015.

Directed by Robin Schmidt and Gez Medinger.

Starring Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher and Lorna Nickson Brown.

Synopsis:

Five young people wake up on a beach washed up by the tide. Where are they? What brought them there, and what are the strange creatures that surround them? All this and more will be revealed in this beautifully executed, award-winning first feature, chock full of exciting new acting talent, from Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt – future genre names to keep a sharp eye out for.

Making the jump from short films to feature films can be difficult to accomplish, and when you decide to take on a topic as vast and as all-encompassing as life and death it can add yet more barriers to attaining the goal. It is not impossible, however, as directorial team Robin Schmidt and Gez Medinger have proven with their feature debut AfterDeath.
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AfterDeath Digital Review

Director: Gez Medinger

Cast: Sam Keeley, Miranda Raison, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher, Lorna Nickson Brown

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 88 minutes.

Another example of the single location film, AfterDeath manages to make the most of it’s lone setting environment, offering the audience something completely different to what they are used to. AfterDeath has one heck of a hook in it’s log line, ‘five people wake up dead’; the story follows what happens to the group after they have awakened.

Our group of strangers find themselves trapped in a small cottage, just off of the coast, in the middle of nowhere. The only landmark remotely close by is a lighthouse who’s light has an unsettling effect on them. The barrenness of their surroundings means that they have no choice but to work together to find a way out of their present situation.

Of course this being a film the group
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Frightfest Presents: ‘AfterDeath’ Review

Stars: Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher, Lorna Nickson Brown | Written by Andrew Ellard | Directed by Gez Medinger, Robin Schmidt

The human race is obsessed with what happens when we die, depending on your beliefs there is heaven or hell, an afterlife or even just nothing. AfterDeath raises a few questions of where we go, and raises some thought-provoking issues about the process of moving on… When five people find themselves trapped in an abandoned beach house they soon realise they are dead. With “limbo” slowly closing in on them and a demonic shadow attacking them based on their sins, where are they bound? Heaven or Hell?

AfterDeath doesn’t push religion on you and in a way this may be a weakness. For the most part though, the characters are pretty much clued in on the fact that they are dead and will either be going to heaven or hell.
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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Forgotten’ Review

Stars: Clem Tibber, Shaun Dingwall, Elarica Gallacher, Lyndsey Marshal, Isaura Barbé-Brown, James Capel, James Doherty, Carys Lewis | Written by Oliver Frampton, James Hall | Directed by Oliver Frampton

There has been, over the past few years, a growing trend in British horror for setting movies in abandoned housing estates and tower blocks. Joining the growing ranks is this years Frightfest film, The Forgotten, which sees a father and son forced to squat in an empty London council estate scheduled for demolition, seemingly abandoned by the mother. A dark, creepy and foreboding place, the flat is no place for a family; even less so after 14 year old Tommy starts to hear strange noises coming from the boarded-up flat next door…

Shot on a London council estate scheduled for demolition, that was once used for location shoots on UK police drama The Bill, The Forgotten is, like all good horror films, not just about the physical,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

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

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.
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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

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
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Horror Thriller After Death to Show at Cannes '14

After Death is a film shot in the United Kingdom. The film is based on Andrew Ellard's ("Red Dwarf") script. This supernatural title was recently completed and it will debut at Cannes in May. As well, the film stars Miranda Raison (Spooks), Sam Keeley (Monsters: Dark Continent), Daniella Kertesz (World War Z), Elarica Gallacher and Lorna Nickson-Brown. A preview for the film is here. The script for the film is focused on a type of limbo. Five young people wake up on the shore of a dark setting. They find a haunted beach house, which houses an energetic shadow. This entity is judging these survivors and these five people might be trapped in hell for eternity. After Death will appear at Cannes '14 to find distribution. A release date for North America has not been announced, but the film will likely debut in the UK, later this year. A
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My Brother the Devil Movie Review

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My Brother the Devil Movie Review
Title: My Brother the Devil Director: Sally El Hosaini Starring: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Said Taghmaoui, Elarica Gallacher, Leemore Marrett, Jr. Playing like a M.I.A. song come to life, Sally El Hosaini’s British import “My Brother the Devil” transcends the gangland melodrama of its roots courtesy of a convincingly sketched setting, and rich veins of class identity, faith, political belief and sexual identity, all of which jostle and compete with the main narrative plotlines for attention. In the ethnically mixed and socioeconomically depressed Hackney neighborhood of London, teenager Mo (Fady Elsayed) idolizes his charismatic older brother Rashid (James Floyd), a low-level drug peddler. The death of a friend, however, triggers [ Read More ]

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Thirteen Steps Down

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Luke Treadaway stars in Thirteen Steps Down, a gripping psychological thriller based on the novel by Ruth Rendell, coming to ITV on Monday 13th August.

The two-part drama centres on a young Notting Hill mechanic Mix Cellini (Treadaway) who is fixated by both a local model Nerissa Nash (Elarica Gallagher) and a long-dead serial killer, John Reginald Christie, the real-life petty criminal who murdered eight women in Notting Hill between 1943 and 1953.

27 year old Luke (represented in the UK by Hamilton Hodell) already has an impressive CV of film and TV roles. He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award as most promising newcomer for his role as Barry Howe in the 2005 film Brothers of the Head. He made his first television appearance the following year as Adam Solomons in eight episodes of The Innocence Project. Other roles have included Theo in the TV movie Clapham Junction, Eddie in ten
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Collector's Edition Arrives June 14th

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Ultimate Collector's Edition Arrives June 14th
The definitive inside story continues when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Editions arrive on Blu-ray and DVD June 14 from Warner Home Video. Created for fans of the world's #1 film franchise, each Ultimate Edition features a new chapter of "Creating the World of Harry Potter," a unique 8-hour documentary series with never-before-seen footage, intriguing stories and an authoritative insider look behind the films. Each hour-long chapter deepens the relationship Harry Potter fans have with the movies and adds to their understanding of and connection to their favorite characters and more (more details below). Orders are due May 10 (Blu-ray Disc Srp $49.99/DVD Srp DVD $39.92).

Each spellbinding Harry Potter Ultimate Edition is filled with more than four hours of special features and collectibles including a photo book featuring 44 pages of rare photos of the cast and crew, concept sketches and paintings, and behind-the-scenes insight.
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Harry Potter Movies Being Converted for 3D Blu-ray Release

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Two Harry Potter movies being converted for 3D Blu-ray We reported last week that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will not be converted to 3D in time for its theatrical release date. Today, Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and their DVD division, Warner Home Video, will instead focus on converting two previous Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for 3D Blu-ray.

Work has already started on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at Prime Focus London, with the company's Hollywood and India facilities chipping in as well. Prime Focus was the company behind the rushed 3D conversion of Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, although it was said that they are taking their time with these new Potter conversions.

Although work has been halted on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, it
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Begins!

We travel to Orlando, Florida for the grand opening of the new theme park based on the popular film franchise

All eyes are on Orlando, Florida this week for the long awaited grand opening of "The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter," a new theme park based on the phenomenally successful series of children's books and beloved films, which include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the upcoming final chapters of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. The attraction is located at Universal Orland Resort's Islands Of Adventure, which is their literary themed park that also features Dr. Seuss and Marvel Comics inspired rides and stores.
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Billie Jackson guilty over gun

Billie Jackson feels ''pretty guilty'' when his friend shoots Jack Branning in 'EastEnders'. Devon Anderson - who plays the wayward gang member in the BBC One soap - has revealed his alter-ego feels terrible after his uncle, played by Scott Maslen, steps in and stops Billie from being hit by a bullet from his friend Kylie (Elarica Gallacher). Devon explained: ''How's he feeling? Pretty guilty - it was his gun and his friend Kylie was trying to shoot him. It's basically Billie's fault and he takes it really hard. ''Billie's not an angry or violent kid, so he was just given the gun ..
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