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Nominations announced for the BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the 2018 BAFTA Television Awards, with the likes of The Crown, Black Mirror, Line of Duty and Three Girls scoring multiple nods.

The Crown and Line of Duty will contest Best Drama alongside Peaky Blinders and The End of the F***ing World, while Three Girls, Howards End, The State and The Moorside are up for Best Miniseries, and Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Vietnam War are up for Best International Series.

Here’s the full list of nominations…

Drama Series

Line Of Duty Production Team – World Productions / BBC One

Peaky Blinders Production Team – Caryn Mandabach Productions / Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC Two

The Crown Production Team – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix

The End Of The F***Ing World Production Team – Clerkenwell Films / All 4

Leading Actor

Jack Rowan Born to Kill – World
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BAFTA TV Nominations Announced: ‘The Crown’, ‘Black Mirror’ Lead The Way

The 2018 BAFTA TV nominations have been announced in London. Netflix’s prestigious drama The Crown is featured in the main category of Best Drama Series, alongside the BBC’s Peaky Blinders and Line Of Duty, and All 4’s superb The End Of The F***ing World. The Crown was also nominated in various other categories, including Leading Actress for Claire Foy, and Best Supporting Actress for Vanessa Kirby. Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror also managed a nomination in three categories – Leading Actor for Joe Cole in the ‘Hand The DJ’ episode, Supporting Actor for Jimmi Simpson in the ‘USS CAllister ‘episode and Single Drama, also for ‘Hang The DJ’.

Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid’s Tale and Ken BurnsThe Vietnam War all came up in the international category.

The 2018 BAFTA TV Awards will be dished out at the Royal Festival Hall in London on May 13th.
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‘The Crown’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Scoop Multiple BAFTA TV Nominations for Netflix

Netflix shows “The Crown” and “Black Mirror” each landed three nominations Wednesday for BAFTA Television Awards, as did BBC dramas “Line of Duty” and “Three Girls.”

Royal chronicle “The Crown” received nominations for best drama; for Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, as leading actress; and for Vanessa Kirby, who plays Princess Margaret, as best supporting actress. “Black Mirror,” the dark, dystopian anthology series, also bagged nominations in the leading actor, single drama, and supporting actor categories.

Police drama “Line of Duty’s” trio of nominations included one for drama series and one for lead actress Thandie Newton. “Three Girls,
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From VHS to VOD #4

We’ve covered plenty of obscure films available on iTunes in previous From VHS to VOD columns but Apple’s digital service is not the only VOD service making waves into the strange and obscure – there’s plenty of odd, unseen and unreleased (well unreleased on disc formats) films available on Amazon Video.

Unlike iTunes, a lot of the more obscure titles are only available for streaming rather than purchase, though the wide variety of films you don’t, and probably won’t see elsewhere makes up for that. Like iTunes there are some truly obscure films hidden away in the depths of Amazon’s vast collection of movies. Some of which have been made available in the UK for the first time since VHS and a Lot that have been added to the service in their original uncut form!

So, with that said here’s highlight some of the best (well,
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‘Vice’ is a sin best left ignored

Vice

Written by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore

Directed by Brian A. Mills

USA, 2015

At this point of his career, Bruce Willis’ choices in parts are a crap shoot. While 50% of the films he makes are legitimately great (Looper and Moonrise Kingdom), the other half go straight to video and die. This latest project is a reminder that along with half-baked horror, the death knell of January is filled to the brim with bad actioners seeking a home.

With a decent cast in Willis and Thomas Jane, Vice might have been able to salvage something worth watching out of this mess, but there is no effort on the screen at all. The blame lays entirely at the feet of writers Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore and director Brian A. Miller, who worked with Willis previously on The Prince and shouldn’t have been given the chance to work again. The
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Surgikill – Frolic Pictures Acquires Andy Milligan’s Last Film

What happens in this hospital would make you sick! From the weirdest depths of the twisted mind of Andy Milligan, Hollywood’s weirdest director, comes Surgikill! A film you may have once heard your drunk uncle blabbering about, the camp staple and undeniably last in the filmography of the “Ed Wood of Staten Island,” Andy Milligan. He was one of the last great exploiters, that has left us. He died of AIDS in 1992, three years … Continue reading →

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Decompressing Exhumed Films’ 24 Hour Horror-Thon Part VIII

Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horror-Thon Part VIII – Design by Haunt Love

For years now, my good friend James Harris, proprietor of Doc Terror, has urged me to make the trip to Philly for Exhumed Films’ 24 Hour Horror-Thon. It sounded like an amazing time, but Philly is such a long drive for me that it never seemed reasonably possible. My wife and I discussed a way in which we could make it a trip for all of us. So, her and my son, along with her mother, came up and went on the Hershey tour, while I got my horror-thon on. With 4 people in the car, a ton of stops are going to be made. In total, it took us probably 13 and a half hours to make it to the hotel. I had only a few hours to sleep, before I would leave the hotel, en route to the Philly International House,
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Club Lingerie official selection of FANtastic Horror Film Festival

by Gerald Beanery, MoreHorror.com

Frolic Pictures is pleased to announce that Jared Masters' newest horror comedy Club Lingerie has been accepted into the FANtastic Horror Film Festival. It will have its world premiere at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 in San Diego, on October 31st, 2014 (Halloween night) at 6:30pm.

Single ticket (in advance): $10 http://www.fhffsd.org/tickets.html

Club Lingerie is a dark new screwball murder-mystery comedy, with the classic “who-dun-it?” formula. Someone is knocking off the ... hired help.... night club owner Renea’s doomed new eye candies. Starring Cult Film Goddess Bouvier, the quintessence of opulence and refinement. Don’t come alone to... Club Lingerie, where pretty models are dropping dead. Introducing Doctor Grundles as ... Doctor Grundles, with award-winning actress Dawna Lee Heising as Shelby Gator, and Richie Lillard as her luscious lover, Legs Benedict. Jacqueline Guzman also stars, featuring Richy Jacobs, Nicole Alexandra Shipley, Mindy Robinson and LeJon.
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First trailer for murder-mystery comedy 'Club Lingerie', starring Bouvier

by Gerald Beanery, MoreHorror.com

This summer, Jared Masters brings us a dark new screwball murder-mystery comedy, with the classic “who-dun-it?” formula. Is this beautiful man the killer? Or is it the mad preacher who’s knocking off the ... hired help.... night club owner Renea’s doomed new eye candies. Starring Cult Film Goddess Bouvier, the quintessence of opulence and refinement. Don’t come alone to... Club Lingerie, where pretty models are dropping dead. Introducing Doctor Grundles as ... Doctor Grundles, with award-winning actress Dawna Lee Heising as Shelby Gator, and Richie Lillard as her luscious lover, Legs Benedict. Jacqueline Guzman also stars, featuring Richy Jacobs, Nicole Shipley, Mindy Robinson and LeJon. With Andy Dick as the magnificent pageant show presenter. Plus sex symbal Domiziano Arcangeli, “The White Stallion of Cinema”. Coming soon from Frolic Pictures. Remember the name: Club Lingerie, the weirdest, wildest, funniest, freakiest movie ever made!

The star
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2014 Primetime Emmys: American Horror Story: Coven Leads the Horror Pack with 17 Nominations

While we try to figure out why the Emmys exist when incredible actors like "Hannibal's" Mads Mikkelsen and "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany are snubbed, we do want to congratulate this year's few horror nominees, especially "American Horror Story: Coven" with 17 nods.

Below are the horror highlights. For the full rundown of all the talented nominees, visit the official Emmys website, and be sure to watch the live broadcast of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC on Monday, August 25th, at 8:00 Pm Et/5:00 Pm Pt.

Also notable, if not quite horror, are "Game of Thrones" with 19 nominations (including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for Neil Marshall, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage, and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Lena Headey) and "True Detective" with 12 (including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor for both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey).

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A
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‘Club Lingerie’ wraps principal photography

by Gerald Beanery, MoreHorror.com

The newest feature film from Frolic Pictures, Club Lingerie wrapped Wednesday, dubbing it the 8th motion picture by the bold boutique Hollywood-based production company. What is Club Lingerie? It’s a character driven dark indie screwball comedy grounded by a “who-dun-it?” murder-mystery horror plot, with melodramatic undertones and a bass note of erotic non-relief.

The star of Andy Milligan’s last film, Surgikill (1989) … the “Cult Film Goddess” herself… Bouvier, has spent the last 25 years in hiatus, turning down contract after contract from the biggest studios in Hollywood, until … The Young Sultan of Sensationalism finally convinced her to re-enter the lime light as the star of his newest picture, Club Lingerie, the story of a sophisticated woman who inherits a once ragging night club from her grandfather, only to suffer from the times’ economy, until her brilliant idea of sporting lingerie models turns the business back around…
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Fantasia’s Second Wave of Programming Announced

Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its second wave of programming, which includes a screening of Ju-On: The Beginning of the End and a 40th anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, where Tobe Hooper will be presented with a lifetime achievement award:

“Official Closing Film – Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York

Fantasia will close its 2014 edition with the North American Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York, the controversial latest from the legendary filmmaker behind such landmarks as Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York, New Rose Hotel and the recently re-released Ms 45.

Welcome To New York is loosely based on the Dsk scandal and stars the iconic Gérard Depardieu in one of the bravest performances of his career. Co-starring is the equally sensational Jacqueline Bisset.

Abel Ferrara will be on hand to host this special evening,
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Fantasia 2014: Second Wave Titles Include New Ju-On Film, Open Windows, Life After Beth, The Drownsman, Let Us Prey, At the Devil's Door, Creep; Tribute to Tobe Hooper

We're back with more titles heading to the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival as well as a few new images and word on a Lifetime Achievement Award for Tobe Hooper. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:

Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to unveil additional highlights to rev you up for our July 10th Press Conference, where our full 2014 film lineup will be revealed.

Official Closing Film - Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York

Fantasia will close its 2014 edition with the North American Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York, the controversial latest from the legendary filmmaker behind such landmarks as Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York, New Rose Hotel and the recently re-released Ms 45.

Welcome To New York is loosely based on the Dsk scandal and stars the iconic Gérard Depardieu in one of
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Second Wave of Fantasia International Film Festival Films Announced, Including Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York!

The Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to run again this year from July 17th-August 5th, and having already boasted a very impressive first wave of films (including a special presentation of James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy), the second wave of films has now been announced, making the festival sounds like an even more impressive place to be next month. We’ve combined the two announcements into one, just to give you fright fiends a glimpse at the awesome list of titles coming to festival goers next month.

First Wave:

Opening Film: Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky Au Royaume Des Filles)

Fantasia 2014 will launch with the Canadian premiere of Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles), a sharp political satire from comic book genius Riad Sattouf (Les Beaux Gosses) that took the Rotterdam Film Festival by storm.

Set in
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Abel Ferrara coming to Fantasia Fest in second wave of programming

The 18th Fantasia International Film Festival’s second lineup of films was unveiled Thursday, and it features the closing night film on August 5, Welcome to New York directed by Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Ms. 45).

Ferrara will be present to talk about his latest film, starring Gérard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset. The film was received with warm reviews after appearing out of competition at Cannes and at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Fantasia Film Fest runs July 17 to August 5 in Montreal, and the full lineup of films, in addition to the ones already announced, will be released July 10.

View the whole press release of second wave lineup announcements below.

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Fantasia Announces Second Wave

Of 2014 Programming Montreal, Thursday June 26, 2014 – Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to unveil additional highlights to rev you up for our July 10th Press Conference, where
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The Ghastly Ones

Here’s another installment featuring Joe Dante’s reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments!

Atrocious horror‑sex item. No Rating.

Typical sex‑horror stuff, this New York‑made Jer Pictures release looks like a home movie from Bedlam and gives evidence of having been processed in a dirty bathtub. Several semi‑nude love scenes are included, but director‑photographer Andy Milligan’s real interest is in the gory murders, which are much more explicit. Blood flows copiously, bodies are chopped-up and characters are set afire in gruesome, though hardly convincing, fashion. With all these ingredients for acceptance in its own somewhat special market, the Jerome‑Fredric production is handicapped by its own incredible cheapness and ineptitude, plus a deadly slowness in the pacing. Fuzzily photographed in bleary color and blown up from 16 (or perhaps 8) millimeter,
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes photos from Utero, The Last Halloween, and Phantasmagoria, release details on The Horror at 37,000 Feet starring William Shatner, casting news for The Divine Tragedies, and much more:

First Details on Utero: “Writer/Director Bryan Coyne’s (Harvard Park and Incarnate) new film Utero started production this week in Los Angeles.

Independently financed by Coinopflix, the movie stars Jessica Cameron who is also producing along with her Truth or Dare partner, Jonathan Higgins. Former Platinum Studios Exec (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night) Richard Marincic also serves as a producer on the film.

Utero is about “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.”

Cameron’s latest film Truth or Dare, is playing
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Stage Tube: Cast and Creatives of Abingdon's Fix Me, Jesus Talk Shopping and Dressing Rooms

Fix Me, Jesus plays through November 24 at Abingdon Theatre Company, midtown Manhattan. In the video below, playwright Helen Sneed, director Sam Pinkleton, cast members Lori Gardner, Polly Lee, Lee Roy Rogers, Mitch Tebo, dramaturg Christine A. Mills, stage managers, Deidre Works and Sarah M. Brown answer two questions 'Where do you shop for clothes' and 'Which store has the best dressing rooms' Click below
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Code Red Seeing Blu with Shakma, Neon Maniacs, Andy Milligan Titles, and Director's Cut of Sweet Sixteen

Code Red has been going “code blue” of late, releasing the likes of Nail Gun Massacre and Just Before Dawn on Blu-ray. We now know of seven more forthcoming Blu horror titles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s they have in the works to further empty your wallets in the coming year.

We haven’t come across any official word from Code Red regarding these newest offerings so it may be that Blu-ray.com let the proverbial cat out of the bag by listing these titles for future release the other day. In any event, here are the details:

First up, for the first time ever, a director’s cut of Jim “Forced Entry” Sotos’ 1983 chiller Sweet Sixteen, starring the all-star cast of Aleisha Shirley, Don Stroud, Bo Hopkins, Dana Kimmell, Patrick Macnee, Susan Strasberg, Larry Storch, Henry Wilcoxon, and Michael Pataki.

Sweet Sixteen (1983) - When Melissa Morgan (Aleisha Shirley), a gorgeous big city girl,
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher And Bleeder On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented retrospective With Blood On His Hands: The Films Of Nicolas Winding Refn kicks off tonight with a Refn curated screening of Andy Milligan's Fleshpot on 42nd Street before continuing on tomorrow with Refn's first two films - Pusher and Bleeder - on the big screen at the Tiff Bell Lightbox.If you haven't experienced Refn on the big screen you haven't experienced him at all and I have to encourage people particularly to take advantage of this rare opportunity to catch the seldom seen Bleeder - an absolute powerhouse of a film - on the big screen. And we're going to help you do exactly that.We've got two pairs of tickets for both screenings to give away to lucky Twitch readers...

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