Ever since watching "The Benny Hill Show" as a youngster, I knew right away that things across the pond tend to be a little saucier than they are here in the States. Take this latest viral video for The Last Exorcism's UK home video release for instance!
Our friends across the pond at SCREAM Magazine are offering three lucky Dread Central readers in the UK a chance to win a copy of the latest issue of SCREAM, Britain's all new premier horror magazine.
And once again our friends from across the pond trump us Yanks by getting a flick on DVD way before we ever will. I speak of course of the new slasher flick Choose.
How many times have you seen a quote on a movie poster or DVD box and thought you could do better? If so, then this competition is for you. The folks behind the UK's Grimm Up North film fest are co-sponsors of a contest in which the best quote submitted for Simeon Halligan's Splintered will be featured on international promotional material for the film. Here are the details:
Apparently this past summer's Splice isn't the only 'Cronenbergian' horror film of recent memory. I've heard the same sort of accolades afforded to director Jonathan Sothcott and his surreal feature Mindflesh. Tired of waiting for it? Just a few more months and it'll be hitting UK shelves.
Arrow Video isn't content with releasing a modern genre classic with just excellent picture and sound. Nope. They're one of the few companies left standing that seek to appease the die hard collector on a consistent basis, and we absolutely love them for it. And their Battle Royale collector's edition looks like it's their most ambitious offering yet.
Any regular reader of Dread should be no stranger to the controversy surrounding Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film. Inspired by the reactions that the film has inspired and the treatment it has received at the hands of censors, director Spasojevic and producer Nikola Pantelic have decided to make a documentary about the making of the film and its current effect on the cinematic world.
Not content with just remaking different kinds of American projects, Hollywood has outstretched its claws across the pond so that it may dig into another popular UK series.
To get you UK readers geared up for the January 31st release of Takashi Shimizu's (Ju-On, Marebito) latest flick, The Shock Labyrinth 3D, distributor Chelsea Films has released a new trailer.
Yet another zombedy (really not sure if we like that term or not) is on the way from some indie film mavens in the UK called Harold's Going Stiff, and we've got a promo trailer and more to prepare you for his ... ummm ... stiffening?
One flick that sounded like a blast at this past AFM 2010 is the horror comedy Grabbers, which is filming right now in Belfast and Donegal, and we've got a little distro info for it to kick off the news week!
We're well aware that the UK's awesomely fun TV series "Primeval" is more sci-fi than horror, but damnit, it's full of dinosaurs and tons of other scary creatures so while we'll not be covering it full-time here on DC, we do want to make our readers aware of its return to the airwaves in BOTH the UK and the US simultaneously on January 1, 2011. From the Press Release:
For those of you in the UK who sadly missed the pleasure of catching Rodrigo Cortés’ fantastic Buried on the big screen, you won’t have to wait too long to have your living room become very, very small indeed. Courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment, the flick will be landing on British shelves on February 14th, 2011. Synopsis:
More goodies coming in from our friends across the pond in promotion of the release of Hideo Nakata's latest film Chatroom. Time for a little behind-the-scenes-action! Chatroom hits UK cinemas on December 22nd. No word on US distro just yet, but we'll keep our ears a'listening.
October's Grimm Up North horror and sci-fi festival brought the best in genre cinema to the city of Manchester, England, for a second year running and gave fans unprecedented access to some exclusive movie screenings. As part of the closing night celebrations, the winners of the festival's Golden Scythe awards were unveiled. Read on to see who won what.