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Catalyst exec joins Sadie Frost-Emma Comley’s Blonde To Black Pictures

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Former Catalyst and Matador exec joins as company secures Us deal.

Former Catalyst Global Media and Matador Pictures executive Mat Wakeham has joined Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s production outfit Blonde To Black Pictures as a producer.

Wakeham’s credits as a development executive include recent Netflix series Residue and Cannes 2014 thriller Snow In Paradise.

Wakeham wrote 2008 BAFTA Scotland-winning TV special Phoo Action and produced 2012 feature The Facility starring Aneurin Barnard.

He will work across Blonde To Black’s film and TV slate and will bring a number of his own projects to the company.

On the appointment,
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The Horror Channel to Broadcast The Vatican Tapes this May

The Horror Channel is set to broadcast no less than eight horror premieres next month, including the UK TV premiere of 'The Vatican Tapes'. The movie is a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by 'Crank' director Mark Neveldine, and it will air on Friday 13th May at 9pm. Also receiving their first appearances on the Horror Channel are the grotesque Irish comedy horror 'Stitches', starring Ross Noble and Tom Shankland's chilling and taboo-shattering 'The Children. There is also a UK TV premiere of Ian Clark's stark and scary 'The Facility'. You can check out the rest of May's premieres below....
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Indie Spotlight

  • DailyDead
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes news on a horror auction promoting, a clip from Ditch Day Massacre, details on the Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival, information on Screambox, and more:

Horror Items Auctioned For Charity: “Mental Fitness, Inc. [is] a national nonprofit charity that educates on various mental health and fitness issues that include eating disorders, body image awareness, self-esteem, depression, stress management, and other important issues. We have a online silent auction up on CharityBuzz. We have some pretty cool horror auction items up on the site and will be adding more throughout the next few days.

Alyssa Lobit (writer and star of Among Friends), Christy Carlson Romano (former Disney and Mirrors 2 star), and Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp and The Perfect House star) have partnered up with the national nonprofit, Mental Fitness,
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from The Facility

Writer-director Ian Clark's The Facility can now be seen on VOD, thanks to Tribeca, and we have an exclusive 2-minute clip to share with you.

At a remote medical facility, a group of seven strangers begin a clinical trial for the experimental new drug: Pro-9.

As the untested drug begins to course through their veins, unexpected side-effects start to take hold and several of the volunteers are sent into an uncontrollable murderous rage.

Check out the clip inside; The Facility opens in limited release tomorrow.

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Exclusive Clip From Horror Film The Facility

Writer/director Ian Clark's The Facility can now be seen on VOD and opens in limited theaters tomorrow, thanks to Tribeca, and ShockTillYouDrop.com has an exclusive 2-minute clip to share with you. At a remote medical facility, a group of seven strangers begin a clinical trial for the experimental new drug: Pro-9. As the untested drug begins to course through their veins, unexpected side-effects start to take hold and several of the volunteers are sent into an uncontrollable murderous rage. You can watch the clip at ShockTillYouDrop.com .
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Tribeca Unveils Release Plans for The Facility and A Night in the Woods

Tribeca Films has announced the release dates for two horror films heading to VOD and theaters this fall.

Up first is The Facility from writer-director Ian Clark.  The film hits VOD on September 24th and enters into a limited theatrical run on September 27th.

At a remote medical facility, a group of seven strangers begin a clinical trial for the experimental new drug: Pro-9.

As the untested drug begins to course through their veins, unexpected side-effects start to take hold and several of the volunteers are sent into an uncontrollable murderous rage.

Read more...
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DVD Review - Bringing Up Bobby (2011)

Bringing Up Bobby, 2011.

Written and Directed by Famke Janssen.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman, Rory Cochrane, Marcia Cross and Spencer List.

Synopsis:

Despite con artist Olive’s (Milla Jovovich) aspirations for a better future for her son, her arrest sees Good Samaritans Kent (Bill Pullman) and Mary (Marcia Cross) take over his guardianship.

Debut films will inevitably be hindered by flaws; they are unlikely to be perfect. That said two recent directorial feature debuts, Makinov’s Come Out and Play and Ian Clark’s Brit horror The Facility, were full of promise. Look back far enough and the Soska Sisters' Dead Hooker in a Trunk and Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi were two debut films that were were rough around the edges yet equally showcased a raw creative talent that could mature with time and experience. There was a sense of inspired energy about these films, infused with an inspired vision.
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Win! ‘The Facility’ On DVD!

To celebrate the arrival of the utterly tense, claustrophobic and overwhelmingly effective chiller ‘The Facility’ – out on DVD and Download now through eOne Momentum – we have a copy to give away to two lucky winners!

In this horror, it’s set as a clinical trial at a remote facility goes terribly wrong. Among those who sign up to test ProSyntrex’s latest drug Pro9 are Adam (Aneurin Barnard), Joni (Alex Reid), Carmen (Skye Lourie) and Jed (Oliver Coleman). The trial is highly secret, with no-one, including the staff who administer injections, aware of who is receiving the drug and who is in the placebo group. Shortly after the trial begins it becomes clear that something has gone wrong. There are unexplained disappearances, bizarre silhouettes and screaming from behind locked doors. Locked inside the facility, unaware of the true nature of events, the surviving patients and staff must band together to
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Exclusive Nsfw Clip From The Facility Gets Flashy

Director Ian Clark's medical horror The Facility is out on DVD in the UK now, not to mention that you can win a copy right here -- so to celebrate we've nabbed an exclusive look at this clinical trial gone haywire that's flashy in more way than one. Again, this is Not Safe For Work!

The Facility stars Alex Reid, Aneurin Barnard, and Steve Evets.

Synopsis:

Seven volunteers – students Carmen, Arif, and Adam; office temp Joni; journalist Katie; estate agent Jerome; and unemployed Derek – arrive at the remote Limebrook Medical Clinic to take part in a clinical trial run by ProSyntrex Pharmaceuticals. In exchange for a fee of £2,000, these human “guinea pigs” have agreed to spend two weeks in isolation testing an experimental new drug known only as Pro9. After settling into the facility, each participant is given a first injection and, following a group dinner, sent to bed.
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DVD Review: 'The Facility'

  • CineVue
★★☆☆☆ Screened as part of last year's Eiff and Film4 FrightFest lineups, British director Ian Clark's low-budget debut The Facility (2012) (formerly known as 'Guinea Pigs') now finds its way onto DVD, having just missed out on a theatrical release. A group of eight strangers come together at an isolated research facility to undergo a phase one medical trial for an untested drug called 'Pro-9'. Most of the participants are there for the money, with some having made such clinical trials their primary source of income. Katie (Nia Roberts) is a journalist there to cover the procedure for a piece she's currently writing - entitled 'The Last Resort'.

If Katie was looking to discover the depths that people will go to when faced with extreme hardship, then she certainly gets what she came for, as she and the others soon encounter a series of peculiar side effects from
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The Facility DVD Review

  • HeyUGuys
In medical trials around 99% of the subjects suffer no actual side effects from the drugs that are pumped into them, but what about the other 1%? That’s what The Facility takes as its core idea and although it’s not a true story, it is presented as if it’s a reconstruction of an actual event.

This is an area which horror has largely stayed away from but the pharmaceutical industry is presumably ripe for exploitation. The trouble with The Facility is writer and director Ian Clark forgets some essential elements required for this kind of story which render it fairly ineffective.

We start with several members of the public making their way to a building in the middle of nowhere (or the British countryside). We get to know the bare minimum about Joni (temp worker), Morty (unemployed professional guinea pig), Jed (alpha male estate agent), Arif (shy and troubled
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UK Readers: Win The Facility on DVD!

Paid clinical trials always seem like a good idea, until you're walking away with a case of Bloaty Head. To celebrate the arrival of the utterly tense, claustrophobic, and overwhelmingly effective chiller The Facility - out on DVD and Download 6th May 2013 through eOne Momentum - we have copies to give away to two lucky winners!

Synopsis:

Seven volunteers – students Carmen, Arif, and Adam; office temp Joni; journalist Katie; estate agent Jerome; and unemployed Derek – arrive at the remote Limebrook Medical Clinic to take part in a clinical trial run by ProSyntrex Pharmaceuticals. In exchange for a fee of £2,000, these human “guinea pigs” have agreed to spend two weeks in isolation testing an experimental new drug known only as Pro9. After settling into the facility, each participant is given a first injection and, following a group dinner, sent to bed. But shortly after dark, the group is woken by the
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Giveaway - Win Brit horror The Facility on DVD

To celebrate the arrival of the utterly tense, claustrophobic and overwhelmingly effective chiller The Facility - out on DVD and Download 6th May 2013 through eOne Momentum - we have a copy to give away to two lucky winners! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

From the award winning short film director Ian Clark (Jenny and the Worm) and starring Alex Reid (Misfits; The Descent), Steve Evets (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Looking For Eric) and Oliver Coleman (The Other Boleyn Girl) comes a Cronenbergian body-horror about seven volunteers who take part in a clinical trial run. In exchange for a fee of £2,000 these human “guinea pigs” have agreed to spend two weeks in isolation testing an experimental new drug known only as Pro9.

After settling into the facility, each participant is given a first injection and, following a group dinner, sent to bed.
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The Facility (2012) Movie Review

Award winning short film writer director Ian Clark (“Jenny and the Worm”) makes his feature debut with the horror thriller “The Facility”, which arrives now on region 2 DVD via eOne Momentum, having played various fests under the name “Guinea Pigs”. A claustrophobic, low budget British take on the likes of “28 Days Later”, “The Crazies” and other fast/angry/infected/non-zombie shockers, the film stars a handful of semi-recognisable faces including Alex Reid (“The Descent” plus sequel), Steve Evets (“Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) and Oliver Coleman (“The Other Boleyn Girl”). The setup involves 7 unfortunate strangers who volunteer to take part in a clinical drug trial at the inevitably remote Limebrook Medical Clinic. Enticed by a fee of £2000 for 2 weeks in isolation and being injected with the experimental Pro9, they soon find things going very wrong indeed, as one of the group starts to convulse violently and vomit blood before attacking the others.
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Citadel Movie Review

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Citadel Movie Review
Title: Citadel Director: Ciaran Foy Starring: Aneurin Barnard (‘Ironclad,’ ‘The Facility’), James Cosmo (TV’s ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Game of Thrones’), Wunmi Mosaku (TV’s ‘Law and Order: UK’) and Amy Shiels (‘Slaughter’) People can become so distressed after surviving a traumatizing experience that they lose all faith in humanity and the will to live. But their need to protect their loved ones from experiencing the same fate can become so overpowering that they’re driven to do whatever it takes to save their lives. This is certainly the case with the main character, Tommy Cowley, in the new Irish horror thriller ‘Citadel,’ which will be released in select theaters on Friday. Based [ Read More ]

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Full line-up announced for Nottingham’s Mayhem Horror Festival 2012

This Halloween the Mayhem Film Festival is back at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham to scare the living daylights out of film fans. Supported by BAFTA, this major UK genre festival has built up a dedicated audience and this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet, featuring a shocking amount of very special screenings, exclusive events and great guests. Expect everything from top UK talent to the best blood-curdling action on offer around the globe including madcap Japanese gore-fests and the first ever Israeli horror!

The line-up in full:

Wednesday 31st October

Live Horror Stories For Halloween (8pm – 10pm)

Nottingham Writers Studio present Word Of Mouth

Live storytelling from horror novelist Niki Valentine and guests, plus screenings of classic TV ghost stories with Tom Baker, Christopher Lee and Robert Powell reading the likes of M.R. James and Saki.

Thursday 1st November

BAFTA present Sightseers (8pm) + Q&A with director & co-writer

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Mayhem Is Coming To Nottingham!

England! Are you looking for another film festival to get your horror on? Consider the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham during the Halloween weekend this year. Steven Sheil, director of Mum & Dad and upcoming action horror film Dead Mine, has programmed a winning lineup of festival favorites and events between October 31st and November 4th at the Broadway Cinema. Says Sheil about the lineup: It includes V/H/S, American Mary, Chained, Grabbers, Manborg plus a special BAFTA screening of Sightseers with Ben Wheatley and Steve Oram and archive screenings of The Shining and Altered States. We've got a good number of other guests coming too, including Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall), Jon Wright (Grabbers), Ian Clark (Guinea Pigs) and Steven Sheil (Dead Mine). Other...
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The Official Poster for Psychological Horror Citadel Sees Your Fear

Writer/director Ciaran Foy's new psychological horror 'Citadel' appears to be getting the thumbs up as it does its rounds. And following on from picking up its Midnighter Audience Award at this years SXSW Film Fest distributors Cinedigm and Flatiron Films have unveiled its creepy new one-sheet. The movie stars Aneurin Barnard ('Guinea Pigs'), James Cosmo ('The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising'), Wunmi Mosuka and Amy Shiels ('Slaughter'). Check out the plot deets, teaser trailer and of course the new poster below....
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Frightfest 2012 Review: Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

Review by Andrew McArthur of The People’s Movies

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Oliver Coleman, Steve Evets, Alex Reid, Chris Larkin | Written and Directed by Ian Clark

Debuting at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival Ian Clark’s much anticipated first feature, Guinea Pigs finally makes it’s Frighfest debut – having originally scheduled to show in 2011 – but despite delivering some sharp moments of tension and a realistic style, the film unfortunately lacks in lasting impact.

Eight volunteers are sent to a remote medical facility to begin clinical trials on a new drug, tentatively titled Pro-9. It soon becomes apparent that this is no ordinary drug as extreme side affects begin to appear – you know, like turning into a raging psychopath. Although the subject of clinical trials has been tackled in the horror genre before, it still remains a chilling concept. Ian Clark furthers these chills by instilling a
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Ciaran Foy's Feral Children Horror Film 'Citadel' First Teaser Trailer

"Walk faster Tommy! Get to that light!" Ready to be creeped out? Cinedigm/Flatiron Films has debuted the first creepy teaser trailer for Ciaran Foy's Citadel, an Irish horror thriller about some group of "hooded" twisted feral children who torment a man and his young child. The film stars Aneurin Barnard (Ironclad, Hunky Dory, Guinea Pigs), along with Scotland's James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy, Chronicles of Narnia) and Wunmi Mosuka. The synopsis may or may not clear things up: An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children. Take a look! Watch the first teaser trailer for Ciaran Foy's horror Citadel, first debuted via ShockTillYouDrop: The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley's life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds
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