Month: July 2018

Welcome back to FrightFest, OPEN 24 HOURS is your third time being represented. Why is it important you show your movies at the UK’s premier festival?  FrightFest is the best horror festival in the world.  It has the best fans and the best organisers a genre director could hope for.   There is so much love
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SYNOPSIS: “A babysitter is stalked by a frightening ominous presence in The Nursery, creaking its doors open this June from Uncork’d Entertainment. From filmmakers Christopher A. Micklos and Jay Sapiro comes the story of a young woman whose run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror! When Ranae, a college student babysits for a family with a tragic
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The indie horror film The Nursery will be released on DVD in North America on August 7, 2018, by Uncork’d Entertainment. The DVD will feature exclusive content and extras, including insightful audio commentary by the filmmakers, a “making of” featurette, and more. “To get a full-blown DVD release of The Nursery is incredibly exciting,” The
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SYNOPSIS: A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he’ll not see Bigfoot again. REVIEW: If you’ve ever watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and thought, ‘This tale of a man being driven paranoid by his own potentially overactive imagination is all well and good, but what if it had
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The film was written and directed by Luke Sparke (Red Billabong) and stars Dan Ewing (“Home and Away,” “Power Rangers R.P.M.”), Temuera Morrison (Aquaman, Green Lantern), Stephany Jacobsen (Alex Cross, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Rhiannon Fish (“The 100,” “Home and Away”), Zachary Garred (“General Hospital,” Marriage of Lies), Izzy Stevens (“Puberty Blues,” “Underbelly”), Charles Terrier (“Interface,” King of Ashes), Charles Mesure (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Magicians”), Trystan Go (“Small Town Hackers,” “The Family Law”), Felix Williamson (Peter Rabbit, The Great Gatsby), Jacqueline
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Children have long been perfect protagonists for horror. Their innate vulnerability is a perfect conduit through which to build that oh so important sense of dread. From Regan, to Danny Torrance and all the way up to the Stranger Things kids, we’ve become used to pre-pubescent horror heroes. Of recent times we’ve seen a different
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SYNOPSIS: There’s a cliche regarding horror movie audiences that we feel compelled to shout advice at the screen. “No don’t open that door,” or “he’s only playing dead”, and suchlike. I found myself doing something along those lines while watching “Scary or Die,” only my warnings were aimed at the writing and direction rather than
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SYNOPSIS: In the future, man’s quest for answers will take him to the edge of the universe. But the knowledge they seek, should never be known. REVIEW: Venturing into “Prometheus Trap” completely blind and with zero point of reference, I found myself a little more at ease than if I’d had the opportunity this past summer to experience
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SYNOPSIS:“When a number of hikers are found torn apart in a national park, the police and park rangers alike are left baffled. Slowly their darkest nightmares are revealed as surmounting evidence points to the existence of a terrifying beast, known only in folk-lore. With the rangers trapped in the park, they’re forced to make their
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SYNOPSIS: Three teenagers go visit a friend at his old farmhouse for the weekend. What they didn’t expect was to be stuck in the middle of a centenary war between good and evil. REVIEW: For all the hand-wringing over sex and violence in movies and modern culture, today’s artists have nothing on the mythmakers and
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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing the murders of a convenience store clerk and his son, fire fighter Jeremy Coleman narrowly escapes with his life. Slated to testify against mafia assailant David Hagan, the police place Coleman in a witness protection program. Seems the mafia has other plans, threatening to take out each and every person Coleman has
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SYNOPSIS: It’s the end of the century at a corner of the city in a building riddled with crime – Everyone in the building has turned into zombies. After Jenny’s boyfriend is killed in a zombie attack, she faces the challenge of surviving in the face of adversity. In order to stay alive, she struggles
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SYNOPSIS: When her sister falls in with a group of religious fanatics known as The Church of One Accord Charlotte gets help from a troubled ex-Marine named Wayne to infiltrate the community to find her. REVIEW: In my opinion there is nothing creepier than scary religious people who are willing to do anything (including torture
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SYNOPSIS: In 1885, a female doctor helping a group of people with their phobias becomes embroiled in a murder mystery surrounding a patient that may or may not be a vampire. REVIEW: Remember when vampires were feared more than fantasized about?  Though the resurgence of our fanged friends has been a welcome one amidst the
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SYNOPSIS: A shady businessman attempts to piece together the details of the car crash that killed his wife and rendered him an amnesiac– and left him in possession of a sinister puzzle box that summons monsters. REVIEW: Directed by Hellraiser regular Rick Bota (also Hellraiser Deader and Hellraiser Hellworld) comes another odd entry into the
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SYNOPSIS: A cyber/slasher horror short starring the very talented Emmanuel Skretas as Michael, a reclusive hacker who experiences a downward spiral of bad luck created by a wealthy and established hacker named Bava (my father, Wayne McPhee). But the “hack off” that ensues is the least of Michael’s worries, when a third party crashes the competition,
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SYNOPSIS: A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. REVIEW: Here we have a special effects-heavy monster movie from South Korea, in which a huge creature comes out of the sea and goes on a
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SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere suddenly take on murderous minds of their own in this film directed by horror mastermind Stephen King. Soon, video games, cash machines, drawbridges and steamrollers all go on a global psychotic killing spree. But when the Dixie Boy Truck Stop is held hostage by
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SYNOPSIS: Philip (Tino Mewes), Konrad (Thomas Schmieder) and Weener (Manuel Cortez) — the three biggest dorks at Frederich Nietzsche High School — get a second stab at coolness when they’re killed in an auto accident and reanimated as flesh-eating zombies. Thanks to their rapidly decomposing bodies, there’s no need for eating or sleeping, which leaves
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Synopsis: The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay
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When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite cult films, I got a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Reefer Madness (1938), Citizen Kane
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SYNOPSIS:“Simon Cordier is a well-respected magistrate who visits a condemned prisoner, Louis Girot, just before the man’s execution. Girot again pleads his innocence insisting that he has been taken over by a spirit that forced him to commit his crimes. Cordier doesn’t believe him and the man suddenly dies. Cordier does however note a rapid
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SYNOPSIS: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. REVIEW:Every year 1000’s of films litter the genre each hoping to be the one that sticks. We even see familiar themes and subject matters rehashed over and
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