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Frightfest 2017: ‘Boots On The Ground’ Review

Stars: Tom Ainsley, Ian Virgo, Ryan McParland, Valmike Rampersad, Sally Day | Written and Directed by Louis Melville

On the last night of the Afghan War, five British soldiers must stay alive until midnight. After a fight with Taliban forces, they bunk down in the ruins of an old fort dating back to the first Afghan war. As the night wears on, they encounter a hellish labyrinthine with supernatural forces.

While most found-footage films are a slow burn that linger for the first 80 minutes before igniting into a blaze the last 10 minutes, Boots On The Ground throws us right into the action against hounding Taliban forces. Gone are the days when the audience was expected to slog through aimless exposition and minor scares that amounted to little more than a tease. It is almost as if director and screenwriter Louis Melville expects our found-footage horror movies to actually be interesting!

Boots On The Ground
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Moviehouse boards UK war movie 'Boots On The Ground'

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Moviehouse boards UK war movie 'Boots On The Ground'
Exclusive: Louis Melville directs story of British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Moviehouse Entertainment has boarded world sales on writer-director Louis Melville’s completed UK war film Boots On The Ground.

Melville previously wrote and directed horror mystery The Man Who Sold The World and produces Boots On The Ground with Moon co-producer Alex Francis.

The film follows five British soldiers as they try to stay alive over the course of one night on deployment in Afghanistan.

The film stars Tom Ainsley, Ryan McParland, Sally Day, Ian Virgo, and Valmike Rampersad.

Melville brokered the deal for the producers with Moviehouse Entertainment’s Mark Vennis, who said: “We’re hugely excited to have secured sales rights for Boots On The Ground. We think it’s an innovative British horror that’ll take audiences to the edge of their seats.”

“This film presented a whole new set of challenges for the five actors, not only did they have to manifest their characters
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‘The Lighthouse’ Review

Stars: Michael Jibson, Mark Lewis Jones, Ian Virgo, Stephen McDade, Joshua Richards, Charles Curran, Jason May, Nathan Sussex, David Lloyd, David Shillitoe | Written by Paul Bryant, Chris Crow, Michael Jibson | Directed by Chris Crow

Horror tends to disturb us much more when it taps into our own personal demons… The Lighthouse is a film based on a true story, the Smalls Island Incident of 1801, showing how our own demons can actually be the scariest of them all!

Thomas Howell (Michael Jibson) and Thomas Griffiths (Mark Lewis Jones) are posted at the Smalls Island Lighthouse, with the job of ‘keeping the light’ to protect sailors from the islands rock. The temperamental nature of the weather on the Irish Sea leads to the two becoming stranded 25 miles from land in the Lighthouse and as their supplies start to run out, their grip on reality begins to fail.

While based on a true story,
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Happy Monday’s Shaun Ryder, Union J’s J.J. Hamblett Join Gangster Movie

Happy Monday’s Shaun Ryder, Union J’s J.J. Hamblett Join Gangster Movie
Happy Monday’s frontman Shaun Ryder will play a violent prison inmate, Mad Dog, in crime thriller “Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning.” Carnaby Intl. will be pre-selling the film and screening exclusive first footage at the American Film Market. Signature Entertainment is on board to distribute the title in the U.K.

The film, which began to shoot this week, is a prequel to “Rise of the Footsoldier,” and the third installment in the franchise. Craig Fairbass reprises his role as the savage Pat Tate, and Terry Stone returns as Tony Tucker. The film also features Union J’s J.J. Hamblett, who plays a young Pat Tate, as well as “Eastenders’” hard men Larry Lamb and Jamie Foreman. The five-week shoot takes place in London and Marbella.

The film is directed by Zackary Alder (“The Rise of the Krays”) from a screenplay by Julian Gilbey. The film is produced by Carnaby Intl.
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Production underway on Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Production is now underway on Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning, a prequel to the cult crime thriller Rise of the Footsoldier and the third instalment of the hit franchise.

Directed by Zackary Alder (The Rise of the Krays, The Fall of the Krays), the film will see the return of cast members Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stones, Roland Manookian, Ian Virgo and Billy Murray, while new additions include Larry Lamb (Buster), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) and Laura McMonagle (Tonight You’re Mine), along with Happy MondaysShaun Ryder and Union J’s Jj Hamblett.

“I am a huge fan of the original Rise of the Footsolider movie and am very excited to be a part of the franchise,” said director Alder. “This instalment will not disappoint fans of the first film. We will be following the incredibly volatile character of Pat Tate played by the great Craig Fairbrass. I
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Raindance Film Festival 2014 Review – The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)

The Beat Beneath My Feet, 2014.

Directed by John Williams.

Starring Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine, Lisa Dillon, Verity Pinter, James Tarpey, Simon Lowe.

Synopsis:

A boy receives guitar lessons from a washed-up rock god living in the council flat below his, keeping it a secret from his God-fearing mother and the bullies that torment him at school.

You’ve gotta love a good indie film with great original songs and a heartwarming story. This is exactly what The Beat Beneath My Feet is all about: good rock music to the beat of South London streets, featuring 90210’s Luke Perry as Max Stone (aka Steve), a former rockstar running from tax evasion charges and the grief and guilt over his dead son. He moves from place to place under a fake name, claiming disability benefits for a myriad of health problems, until one day he meets Tom Heath (newcomer Nicholas Galitzine), the boy from upstairs,
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'ABCs of Death 2' Red Band Trailer

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'ABCs of Death 2' Red Band Trailer
Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films have debuted the very Nsfw "Extreme Red Band Trailer" for ABCs of Death 2. The sequel to the horror anthology features 26 new ways to die from 26 directors and will have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest on opening night, September 18 in Austin, TX.

The film will be available on VOD on October 2 and in theaters on October 31. Check out the latest gruesome footage below.

ABCs of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A and ending with the letter Z. The directors were then given
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Park Ent takes Petroleum Spirit

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Park Ent takes Petroleum Spirit
Exclusive: Park Entertainment has acquired international sales rights to the coming-of-age road trip film Petroleum Spirit.

The London-based sales and distribution company is now selling the film in Cannes.

Written and directed by Rob Sanders, Petroleum Spirit marges fantasy and reality told from the twisted world view of Errol – a sexually repressed teenager born in the wreckage of a Lada crash.

Raised in isolation by his nuclear-holocaust fearing mother at a remote petrol station, Errol yearns to explore the real world. When his mother dies in an accident, Errol learns that the father he thought dead is alive and sets off in the Lada to find him, leaving an unintended trail of destruction across the desolate backroads of 1980′s Britain.

When he finally does reach him, Errol’s violent-tempered father tries recruiting him to a criminal underworld, forcing Errol to choose what kind of man he wants to be.

Currently shooting in the UK, the film stars
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First Trailer for Paul Tanter’s Essex Boys: Retribution

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Despite releasing The Fall of the Essex Boys only at the start of this year, Paul Tanter is about to return with the follow-up, Essex Boys: Retribution, a fictionalised story picking up eighteen years after the famed Range Rover murders.

The film hits cinemas just in time for Christmas next month, and we’ve got the first trailer to share with you as we head into the weekend.

Leading the cast this time around are Ian Virgo (Rise of the Footsoldier), Alex Ismail (Attack the Block), Ryan Winsley (The Fall of the Essex Boys), and Kyle Summercorn (Turnout), with Lorraine Stanley (London to Brighton), Vas Blackwood (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), and Billy Murray (The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) completing the cast nicely.

Tanter (Jack Falls, The Fall of the Essex Boys) is once more directing from his own script, and he produces alongside frequent collaborator Simon Phillips (GBH/Riot,
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New Piece of Teaser Art for British WWII Horror Flick The 4th Reich

New Brit wartime horror 'The 4th Reich' once again touches on those ruddy Nazis and their evil ways during the latter end of the second World War. The movie which stars Sean Bean ('Silent Hill'), Sean Pertwee ('Dog Soldiers'), Jason Flemyng ('Mirrors') and horror FX legend Tom Savini ('Dawn of the Dead') was recently picked up by Entertainment One (eOne) for distribution here in the UK. Now a new piece of teaser art for the feature from writer/director Shaun Robert Smith has landed at this months Cannes Film Fest which you can check out below along with a look a nice extended plot synopis. 'Hellraiser's Doug Bradley, Craig Conway, Axelle Carolyn, Ian Virgo, Simon Bamford, Andreas Schnaas and Jay Sutherland also star....
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John Cusack Swoops In On "The Raven"

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Sneak Peek director James McTeigue's upcoming thriller "The Raven", starring John Cusack and Luke Evans, based on a screenplay by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare, fictionalizing the last days of American author Edgar Allan Poe :

"...in 19th century Baltimore, 'Edgar Allan Poe' (Cusack) joins forces with 'Detective Emmett Fields' (Evans) to hunt down a killer, who uses Poe's own works as the basis in a string of crimes.

"When a mother and daughter are found dead, Fields makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in detail in the local newspaper--part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe.

"But even as Poe is questioned by police, another murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.

"Realizing a killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his rampage, Fields
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The Raven (2012) Movie Trailer: James McTeigue, John Cusack

The Raven Trailer. James McTeigue‘s The Raven (2012) movie trailer stars John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, and Pam Ferris. The Raven‘s plot synopsis: “In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe.
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Syfy's Jabberwock - Exclusive First Look at the Creature

If you tune in to the Syfy channel on September 10, 9pm Et/8pm Central, you'll find yourself fending off a vicious beast known as the Jabberwock. Since no monster film can slide by without us taking a peep at the creature, we did some digging and have come up with the very first stills of said creature!

Steven R. Monroe (I Spit on Your Grave) directs the flick starring Tahmoh Penikett ("Dollhouse"), Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Michael Worth (God's Ears), Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), and Ian Virgo (The Raven").

Enough talk! On to the eye candy for this latest frightfest from American World Pictures.

Synopsis

In this sci-fi/fantasy tale, Jabberwock chronicles the story of a young squire (Michael Worth) who, alongside his brother (Tahmoh Penikett), must become a warrior to save his people and the woman he loves (Kacey Barnfield) after a horrific beast is unleashed on the village.
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Our First Couple Of Glimpses At Steven R. Monroes Jabberwocky Beast

Steven R. Monroe's ('I Spit on Your Grave') new American World Pictures project 'Jabberwocky' will be teed up on the small screen over on the SyFy channel on 10 September at 9pm (Et/8pm Central) for your viewing pleasure. We've revealed stills from the production a little while back (see the links below) giving us pleasant glimpses at the cast however its the best we want to gawp at! Well thanks to Dread Central we can. 'Jabberwocky' stars Michael Worth, the sexy Kacey Barnfield ('Resident Evil: Afterlife', 'The InnBetweeners') Tahmoh Penikett, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington, Richard Riddell, Ian Virgo, Hugh Ross and Stanimir Stamatov. Check out the two new stills below....
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The Raven (2012): John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve Movie Photos

John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve The Raven Photos. John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve The Raven (2012) movie photos are from James McTeigue‘s film that also stars Brendan Gleeson, Pam Ferris, Dave Legeno, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Kevin McNally. The Raven‘s plot synopsis: “In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in
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Exclusive: The Gorgeous Kacey Barnfield Talks About Her Jabberwocky Character

In a recent interview the Horror Asylum held with the stunning Brit actress Kacey Barnfield (below) she revealed what it was like working with 'I Spit on Your Grave' remake helmer Steven R. Monroe on her new horror fantasy project 'Jabberwocky'. Miss Barnfield also reveals to us a little bit about her character, Annabel, in the movie. And when descriptive terms such as 'inner strength' and 'her kick-ass side' come into play it's got to worth taking a look at! 'Jabberwocky' is currently in post-production and stars Tahmoh Penikett, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington, Richard Riddell, Ian Virgo, Hugh Ross and Stanimir Stamatov. You can check out a snippet and some exclusive images of Kacey below along with a link to the full interview....
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Today in Soap Opera History

On this date in...

1934: Legendary soap opera writer Douglas Marland was born. He died in 1993 while serving as head writer of As The World Turns at age 58.

1965: Our Private World, the primetime As The World Turns spinoff starring Eileen Fulton, debuted on CBS.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Frankie Michaels (ex-Tom, As The World Turns/Our Private World) - 56

Ian Virgo (ex-Phil, Doctors) - 30

Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff (ex-Nurse, The Young And The Restless) - 21
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Exclusive New Stills: Steven R. Monroe's Jabberwocky

The director of I Spit on Your Grave 2010, Steven R. Monroe, is back with another tale of terror and a whole new beast to unleash. Get ready for several exclusive stills from Jabberwocky.

The film, written by Raul Inglis and Rafael Jordan, also stars Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Ian Virgo (the upcoming John Cusack film The Raven, Black Hawk Down) and Michael Worth (God’s Ear) and was shot in Bulgaria. Director Steven R. Monroe stated, "Any time you get to shoot a period piece project like Jabberwocky with sets, wardrobe, swords and creatures, you are like a kid in the candy store. Also, when you get to assemble a great diverse cast to be in that atmosphere, it adds yet another level of excitement. Everyone just kind of falls into place and into character when they land in all these elements, and it's just really fun
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New Jabberwocky Stills Reveal English Hottie Kacey Barnfield in Action

The recent 'I Spit on Your Grave' revamp was of course bought to you by filmmaker Steven R. Monroe and he is continuing his horror run with beastly feature 'Jabberwocky'. The production, currently in post, has let a batch of new stills emerge from the project giving us glimpses of its' stars Michael Worth and gorgeous English actress Kacey Barnfield (below). Kacey, star of hit UK series 'The Inbetweeners' has certainly been hitting the genre hard these past months what with her appearance in zombie follow-up 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' alongside Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter, and TV movie sequel 'Lake Placid 3' (which includes her eye-popping topless and nude scenes). Tahmoh Penikett, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington, Richard Riddell, Ian Virgo, Hugh Ross and Stanimir Stamatov all co-star. Check out the new stills below....
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First Images from Steven R. Monroe’s Jabberwocky

American World Pictures and Bron Studios have released the first images from Steven R. Monroe’s “Jabberwocky”, which just completed production and is now headed into post. Monroe is coming off the remake of “I Spit on Your Grave”, and previously directed the films “It Waits” and “House of 9″, both of which I found very decent. “Jabberwocky” looks like a swords-and-monsters fantasy movie, and co-stars Tahmoh Penikett (of “Battlestar Galactica” fame) and Kacey Barnfield (recently in “Resident Evil: Afterlife”). Jabberwocky chronicles the story of a young squire (Michael Worth) who, alongside his brother (Tahmoh Penikett), must become a warrior to save his people and the woman he loves (Kacey Barnfield) after a horrific beast is unleashed on the Kingdom. Starring Tahmoh Penikett, Michael Worth, Kacey Barnfield, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington, Richard Riddell, Ian Virgo, and directed by Steven R. Monroe. Look for it later this year. Good money says
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