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November 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Limehouse Golem, Darkman II and III, Westworld Season 1

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Now that November is in full swing, we have a brand new batch of Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to this week. Scream Factory is keeping busy with the releases of both Darkman II and III, as well as co-presenting Killing Ground and Darkness Rising alongside IFC Midnight.

As far as other new titles are concerned, there’s a bunch coming our way on Tuesday, including Ghastlies, The Limehouse Golem, Dead Still, Mother Krampus, Demon Hole, and Westworld Season 1. And for you cult film fanatics, both Satan’s Cheerleaders and John Landis’ thriller Into the Night are both making their way to Blu, too.

Other November 7th releases include Beneath, The Nightmare, The Untamed, and The Tormenting.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The crime-fighting master of disguises returns in this action-packed sequel to the hit motion picture. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
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Robot Wars series 9 episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Mar 5, 2017

The revived Robot Wars is back for a second series featuring a few new bots and some familiar faces…

This review contains spoilers.

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Here’s what I love about Robot Wars - the people. Forget gear boxes and weaponry; this is a show about human beings and the lengths to which they’ll go to achieve their dreams.

It is ‘dreams’ plural rather than singular too. Not all Robot Wars contestants share the same goal. Some, like twenty-five grand armour-plated Rapid, obviously enter because they fancy their chances in the grand final. Others,
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Eight more weekend film premieres for UK’s Horror Channel

Following this past weekend’s channel debuts of Cockneys vs Zombies, Horror Express and Antiviral, the UK’s very own Horror Channel will be screening Eight more weekend film premieres this month, including the UK TV premieres of Tommy Wirkola’s crowd-pleasing, carnage-driven Dead Snow 2: Red or Dead, Jon Knautz’s demonic gem The Shrine, Tyler Shields’s stylish mash-up of Scream and La Femme Nikita, Final Girl, and Ben Kital’s underground possession thriller Beneath.

There are also network premieres Wes Craven’s demented classic The Hills Have Eyes, Leigh Janiak’s acclaimed Honeymoon starring Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie, John Grissmer’s gloriously gruesome slice of ‘80s slasher, Blood Rage, and Steve Miner’s hilarious cult favourite House.

Full details of premieres in transmission order:

Fri 11 Nov @ 22:55 – The Shrine (2010) *UK TV Premiere

Three reporters sneak off to an isolated Polish village, eager to investigate the disappearance of a backpacker.
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Horror Channel to air eleven premieres in November

The UK’s Horror Channel has announced that it will be screening eleven premieres throughout November, including the UK TV premieres of Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead, Antiviral, Final Girl, The Shrine and Beneath, along with network premieres for Cockneys vs Zombies, The Hills Have Eyes, Honeymoon, Blood Rage, House and Horror Express. Here’s the full line-up of premieres in transmission order…

Fri 4 Nov @ 21:00 – Cockneys Vs Zombies (2012) * Network Premiere

There’s Geezer Gore galore in what director Matthias Hoene calls Evil Dead 2 meets Withnail & I. Workers on a Docklands building site uncover a burial ground sealed up in 1666. However some of the corpses aren’t Brown Bread at all, and before you know it London’s East End is infested with hungry zombies. Can bank robber brothers Terry and Andy Macguire get to the Bow Bells Care Home, run by their granddad, in time to rescue everyone?
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Pet Acquired by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films

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A kidnapper gets more than he bargained for in Pet. Starring Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, and Jennette McCurdy, the psychological horror film has been acquired by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films, with Us theatrical, VOD, and DVD release dates slated for December.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (October 4, 2016) – Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that they have acquired the psychological thriller Pet, directed by Carles Torrens and written by Jeremy Slater. The film stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost, The Lord Of The Rings Series), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Lost Girl), and Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). Pet had its World Premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film in U.S. theaters and on demand on December 2, 2016, and it will be available on DVD on December 27.

In the vein of Hard Candy and Gone Girl, Pet
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The Forest | Review

For the Trees: Zada’s Moody Locale Squandered by Feeble Narrative

We’ve come to expect studios to unbosom their less desirable horror trinkets during the dawning of every new year, and the annual tradition is alive and well with the equivocally titled The Forest from first time director Jason Zada. On a positive note, it’s a return to more traditional formatting, a move away from the found footage items we usually find released in this quarter (The Devil Inside; Devil’s Due), and it’s also not a remake or a dubious sequel (The Last Exorcism Part II). But Zada’s film is the second English language film revealed over the past year to waste its singularly spooky locale, Japan’s Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji (the first being Gus Van Sant’s Cannes blooper, Sea of Trees, which may explain this horror film’s
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Bloodsucking Bastards and Stung Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

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Creatures of the night co-workers and party-crashing mutant wasps invade home media next week with Scream Factory's respective Blu-ray releases of Bloodsucking Bastards and Stung, and we have clips and trailers from both high-definition horror films.

Bloodsucking Bastards Blu-ray: "An action-packed vampire comedy in the vein of Office Space and Shaun of the Dead, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods) as Evan Sanders, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful girlfriend, Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick, Significant Mother), and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern, Beneath). Evan's world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss, Ted (Joel Murray, God Bless America), hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones). But just when Evan's convinced that life couldn't bite any harder, his office mates start going through disturbing changes… and bodies begin to pile up.
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Contest: Win Bloodsucking Bastards on Blu-ray

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A soul-sucking job turns into a life-draining nightmare for a group of co-workers in Bloodsucking Bastards, hitting Blu-ray next Tuesday from Scream Factory. Ahead of the vampiric horror comedy's home media release, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Bloodsucking Bastards.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Bloodsucking Bastards Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 5th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Bloodsucking Bastards Blu-ray: "An action-packed vampire comedy in the vein of Office Space and Shaun of the Dead, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz
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Slash Is Producing an 80s Slasher Movie

Slash Is Producing an 80s Slasher Movie
Sure, news that Slash and W. Axl Rose have mended broken fences to become friends once again, with the possibility of a true blue Guns N' Roses reunion tour on the horizon is huge! But maybe not as huge as an 80s slasher style horror movie coming from Slash himself! THR reveal that the guitarist is teaming up with Revolver Picture Company, and will produce the Untitled thriller, hoping to bring something new and completely unique to the horror genre.

Absolutely no plot details are being revealed to the public just yet, and it isn't known if the slasher movie will contain a musical element. Boogeyman 2 and Boogeyman 3 writer Brian Sieve was hired to pound out the screenplay, and has reportedly already turned in a draft. Revolver Picture Company is the company behind such cult hits as 2014's Haunt and Beneath. The hope is to turn Slash's
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Examining the Jurassic Park 4 script that was never filmed

As Jurassic World bites a hole in our multiplexes, we compares its events to John Sayles' Jurassic Park IV script from a decade ago...

Nb: the following contains spoilers for Jurassic World.

For Universal, the success of Jurassic World is the $500m pay-off to a story which began well over a decade ago. Work on a third Jurassic Park sequel originally began after the release of Joe Johnston’s coolly-received Jurassic Park III way back in 2001, yet the film languished in a pre-production quagmire as writer after writer seemingly struggled to crack the story.

William Monahan (The Departed, Kingdom Of Heaven) was the first screenwriter to step up to the plate, announced at a time when Keira Knightley was reportedly in the running for a major role. Around that time, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough were also thought to be returning to their respective roles of Ian Malcom and John Hammond.
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The Stranger | Review

Stranger Danger: Roth & Amoedo Unveil Derivative Inclinations

Director Eli Roth continues his collaboration with the South American crew from Aftershock (2012), by producing writer Guillermo Amoedo’s sophomore directorial effort, The Stranger. The title is the filmmaker’s English language debut, previously helming a 2010 film Retorno. Unfortunately, the final result is about as mundane as its nebulous title would seem to indicate, slapped into a narrative as familiar as it is illogical. Still, technically speaking, it’s packaged better than some recent titles released from IFC Midnight (the 2013 Jeff Fahey starrer Beneath comes to mind). Those hoping for a dash of Roth’s predilection for intense splashes of violence may be disappointed, as Amodeo’s somber slow-burn never finds any such spark.

One dark and dreary evening, a stranger (Cristobal Tapia Montt) appears on the doorstep of a disheveled nurse, Monica (Alessandra Guerzoni). His name is Martin and he’s looking
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‘Beneath’ DVD Review

Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey, Lauren Gores, Molly Hagan, Joey Kern, Ashway Lawver, Jason Masek, Larry Moran, Kelly Noonan, Rene Rivera, David Shackelford, Mark L. Young | Written by Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano | Directed by Ben Ketai

The Descent arguably made being stuck underground scary again, with intelligent use of the darkness and just a hint of claustrophobia half of the job of scaring the audience was done before the creatures even made an appearance on screen. Beneath may not want to be compared to Neil Marshall’s movie, but as a fan I can’t help but compare the two.

Beneath may claim it is inspired by true events, but we know that this is a statement that is used as a marketing tool to get attention but means nothing when it comes to historical fact. In the movie we see a crew of coal miners trapped 600 feet below the ground.
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DVD Review – Beneath (2013)

Beneath, 2013.

Directed by Ben Ketai.

Starring Kelly Noonan, Jeff Fahey, Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Molly Hagan, Larry Moran and Joey Kern.

Synopsis:

A team of miners get trapped 600 feet underground after the mine collapses, and as the air runs out so does their sanity.

In Beneath, Jeff Fahey (Machete) stars as George Marsh, a miner of 35 years’ experience about to retire. But on his last down the mine his student environmental lawyer daughter Sam (Kelly Noonan) joins his team to see what her father has been doing for all these years, and as she is being shown around the working area 600 feet below the surface the an accident occurs and the cave starts to collapse, trapping Sam, George and the rest of the workers. Having to wait 72 hours for a rescue team the survivors hole up in the rescue chamber set up in case of an emergency, but
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It's Not Worth Going "Beneath"

There's not much that's outright bad  about Beneath, but as is so often the case with young film-makers, the absence of anything laugh-out-loud horrible doesn't always translate into something compellingly watchable. The "bottle" film is a nearly irresistible lure for the independent film-maker, what with the exceedingly low budget and promise of great returns (look no further than Buried), but the limited environment also presents challenges that are hard to equip for in film school (management of space, gradual acceleration of space). Though director Ben Ketai appears to make a valiant effort, he proves unequal to these challenges, and turns Beneath into something of a slog as a result.

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Constantine episode 3 review: The Devil's Vinyl

Constantine takes a step in the right direction with this week's episode, which introduces Papa Midnite...

This review contains spoilers.

1.3 The Devil's Vinyl

Now that’s more like it! Constantine has found its legs this week, and while it hasn’t entirely shed the problems of the first two episodes, The Devil’s Vinyl offers a blend of horror, humour, and action that’s hard to argue with for entertainment value. Add the introduction of Hellblazer fan favorite Papa Midnite (Michael James Shaw) and this one comes out strong.

Aside from laying some ground rules and explaining the seemingly endless string of supernatural goodies in Constantine’s Mary Poppins bag, this third episode dispenses with the exposition that has bogged down the show thus far. This week, the monster of the week isn’t a front for world-building or character development, and it’s scarier and more believable for it.
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Telluride Horror Show 2014 Reveals First Wave of Films

The fifth annual Telluride Horror Show is getting set to kick off in Telluride, Colorado, next month, and right now we have the first batch of announced films for your perusal.

From the Press Release

The Telluride Horror Show is excited to announce the first batch of films for its 5th annual festival, scheduled for October 10-12, 2014, in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.

Features

Backwater

USA | 2013 | 94 min | Director: Christopher Schrack

Followed by a Q&A with director Christopher Schrack.

A couple camping in the woods believe they are in tremendous danger even though they can't explain what is causing their terror.

Bag Boy Lover Boy

USA | 2014 | 77 min | Director: Andres Torres

Bag Boy Lover Boy follows the lowly life of Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself suddenly becoming the bizarre muse of enigmatic NYC photographer Ivan Worthington. But shocks come his way even more so when, amidst his
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Horrors Final Girls Teaming Up For ‘The Survivors’

Well, well, well – what do we have here?

I have to say, this is one kick ass idea. Teaming up all the famous horror ‘final girls’ in an ‘Expendables’ type film and letting they do what they do best – survive.

Icons of Fright are reporting that William Butler and Transition Entertainment are doing just that. They report “Butler and writer Patrick J. Doody (Beneath) are currently penning the story for “The Survivors” a … Continue reading →

Horrornews.net
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The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii: Beneath, The Human Race, The Twilight Zone Essential Episodes and Septic Man!

The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii: Beneath, The Human Race, The Twilight Zone Essential Episodes and Septic Man!
I got a real treat for ya my ghouls: more of what you love… namely, yours cruelly! Ya see, creeps, this here bit o’ wretched writing debuts a brand new format from the ol’ Ouija Board Kid, wherein I annoy—err—entertain you with even more revoltin’ reviews, insane interviews, and other assorted ass-foolery! I present to you the Giant-Sized Man-Thing Treasury Edition Super Special debut of The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii!

This week I turn my unblinking third eye upon the following fearsome flicks: Beneath, The Human Race, The Twilight Zone Essential Episodes, and Septic Man!

Release Date: Available Now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Xbox, Time Warner, Comcast and Direct TV Written By: Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano Directed By: Ben Ketai Starring: Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Brent Briscoe

Can You Get A Grip On The Thrills Of Beneath’S Long, Dark Shaft?

Caves and mines: not
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Screen Australia greenlights 12 projects

The ailing screen production sector is set to get a major boost with more than $80 million worth of films, TV dramas and a documentary receiving funding from Screen Australia.

The agency is investing more than $12 million in four features, four adult dramas, two children.s dramas and a theatrical doc. In addition Scroz is providing completion funding to sex comedy The Little Deaths, writer-director Josh Lawson.s feature debut.

The projects include a Blinky Bill animated movie, a comedy set during the Cronulla race riots, the long-mooted Molly Meldrum TV drama and The Principal, the first drama commissioned by Sbs since Better Man.

.We have backed some of our great contemporary writers, directors and producers, alongside some exciting new voices, . said Screen Australia head of production Sally Caplan.

.The projects target audiences as diverse as Australia is today, with projects which are ambitious, risk-taking and culturally important, revealing we have
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‘Beneath’ Director Ben Ketai on Sam Raimi's Tutelage, Claustrophobic Coal Mining Sets and VOD

‘Beneath’ Director Ben Ketai on Sam Raimi's Tutelage, Claustrophobic Coal Mining Sets and VOD
Director Ben Ketai has two reasons to celebrate on Friday. Not only is it his birthday, but IFC Midnight has theatrically released his $2 million horror movie “Beneath,” which follows a group of coal miners who find themselves fighting for their lives underground. Repped by Apa and Circle of Confusion, Ketai co-created Crackle's hit series “Chosen” with Ryan Lewis, and recently signed a first-look with the online broadcaster. Ketai spoke with TheWrap's Jeff Sneider in advance of theatrical release of the film, sharing stories of his start, how he assembled his cast, the inherent challenges of shooting on a budget and what.
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