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Film4 FrightFest 2010: Kaboom Out, Damned by Dawn In



A slight change has occurred to the lineup of the UK’s popular horror film festival Film4 FrightFest due to the withdrawal of Kaboom by its director Gregg Araki. But no worries; Plan B is now in effect, and writer/director Brett Anstey’s Damned by Dawn will be screening in its place.

Here’s the skinny straight from the Film4 FrightFest website:

We were keeping Brett Anstey’s DAMNED BY DAWN for our special Halloween extravaganza because it’s not going to be released in the UK until spring 2011. But we’ve been given special permission to show this gory Australian goodie in August instead by our friends at Odin’s Eye Entertainment, and we couldn’t be more pleased. DAMNED BY DAWN concerns a Banshee on the loose and is the nearest thing you’ll see to an EVIL DEAD 4, its clear Sam Raimi influences making it a remarkably effective piece of visual spookery. So KABOOM is out and DAMNED BY DAWN is now our 6.30 pm, Sunday, August 29 attraction. We just managed to stop the presses on the programme to make the change, meaning our back-to-glossy-cover brochure will be delivered a day later than usual, and just as importantly before our single tickets go on sale on the 31st of July.

Evil Dead Inspired Aussie Flick Finds Us Damned by Dawn

As for the rest of the fest, read on for an update:

The final guest list is still being confirmed, but we will definitely be hosting Tobe Hooper of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE fame; Eli Roth and THE LAST EXORCISM roadshow; Adam Green, Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris from HATCHET II; A SERBIAN FILM director Srdjan Spasojevic; F director Johannes Roberts and cast members; numerous DEAD CERT celebrities; Gemma Atkinson and Isabella Calthorpe from 13 HRS; AMER co-directors Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani; THE DEAD directors Howard and Jon Ford; WOUND director David Blyth; RED, WHITE & BLUE director Simon Rumley; CHERRY TREE LANE director Paul Andrew Williams; some FANBOY surprises and many other personalities. Oh, and Joe Lynch if he can get away from the set of his latest movie KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM. The VIDEO NASTIES panel discussion will be chaired by journalist and critic Damon Wise and feature Allan Bryce (editor of ‘The Dark Side’), Martin Barker (Professor of Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University and author of ‘The Video Nasties: Freedom and Censorship in the Arts’), Jake West who created the documentary with Marc Morris, a BBFC representative and a director of a film on the banned list.

Film4 FrightFest 2010: Kaboom Out, Damned by Dawn In

It’s our most ambitious FrightFest yet. You will not want to miss a second of the five-day fear fiesta. So see you soon. We can’t wait…

For a bit more on the Araki debacle, check out The Alan Jones Diary web blog.

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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date



Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December



Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!


Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package



Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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