The Latest Issue Of SCREAM Out Now Across The UK!

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

The all new issue of SCREAM MAGAZINE is now out across the UK. Among the gory contents you will find:

THE WALKING DEAD: Scott Wilson Talks Hershel Greene!
PIRANHA SHARKS: John Wells Speaks Out!
THE LAST SHOWING: Director Phil Hawkins Interviewed!
THE ART OF FRIGHT: The Films of Vincent Price…
SADIST FILTH : From VHS to VRA: A History of the ‘Video Nasty’ Hysteria in Great Britain
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Stuart Brennan Gets Ready for Plan Z…
THE TALKING DEAD: A Chat with The Walking Dead Actors Daniel Thomas May and Eric Mendenhall…
HORSEHEAD: Director Romain Basset Speaks Out!
ARMY OF DARKNESS: Remembering the Bruce Campbell Classic…
ZOMBIE ROM-COM: Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza Talk Life After Beth…

You can get a sneak peek of the cover art featuring Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene of “The Walking Dead” below above with three exclusive teaser page layouts of some of the articles found in the latest issue.

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A WALK AMONGST THE TOMBS: FILM REVIEW

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

A WALK AMONGST THE TOMBS

Synopsis:
Ex cop hunts sadist kidnappers

With his soft yet menacing Irish brogue the man spoke into the phone, ‘I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want… but what I have are a particular set of skills, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.’  At this point I put my phone down and decided not to ring Liam Neeson at home anymore. But it’s this speech from ‘Taken’ which reinvigorated his career in 2008.

‘A Walk Amongst the Tombs’ however is more of a conventional thriller based on Lawrence Block’s  series of  novels based around his Matthew Scudder ex alcoholic cop character which has been kicking around Hollywood for years before being adapted by top Hollywood scribe Scott Frank who also wrote the terrific screen adaptations of Elmore Leonard’s  ‘Get Shorty’ & ‘Out of Sight’.

Opening with the seemingly obligatory cop-in-action-with-tragic-results scene before Scudder leaves the police force to become an unlicensed investigator where he is offered a case by a drug trafficker to locate the people who kidnapped and killed his wife despite the ransom had been paid. Initially turning it down he accepts the job only to find an increasingly unsavoury and frankly exploitative plot involving a pair of sick sadists. As ever with this type of thriller the plot is both bloody and downbeat with Neeson’s recovering alcoholic ex cop determined to redeem himself for past transgressions that drive his character, though it seems that most of his allies are criminals who help him are also attempting some sort of
personal redemption despite their own circumstances.

But it’s these other characters who are make the plot less than credible none more so than the streetwise black kid who lives on the street and who Scudder bizarrely uses as an associate employee. With the film being set in 1999 and on the cusp of Y2K fear this street kid seems to have adopted the lingo of the jive talking passengers from ‘Airplane’ to such a degree that Neeson asks, ‘Can you talk English?’ This is only Scott Franks’  2nd directorial film since 2007’s crime drama ‘The Lookout’ but he knows how to keep the plot moving and ties it all up with a climactic scene cross cut with the 12 step programme set by Alcoholics Anonymous.

With some grimly chilling moments this is ultimately yet another cop with inner demons movie and does enough to pass the time until Neeson returns next year in ‘Taken 3’.

A Walk Amongst the Tombs – Cert 15 – opens on 19th Sept 2014

3 out of 5 stars.

Words: Simon Hooper

 

New One-Sheet For V/H/S Viral

Posted on: September 16th, 2014

This October 23rd finally see’s the arrival of V/H/S Viral and Magnet Releasing have just unleashed a brand new one-sheet ahead of the release which you can check out below: Be sure to also check out next months new issue of SCREAM MAGAZINE where we interview the directors and the team behind the new movie.

Synopsis:
A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame—obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell—bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death.

A Sneak Peek At Wolf Creek 2

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

To celebrate today’s UK DVD/Blu-ray of WOLF CREEK 2 – here’s a sneak peek at the Australian horror.

Seeking to experience the real Australia, backpackers Rutger and Katarina venture from the main tourist trail to visit the awe-inspiring Wolf Creek crater. Unfortunately for them, it s also the hunting ground of psychopathic pig-shooter Mick Taylor: the last man any outback traveller wants to meet. After a chilling attack in the dead of night, the crazed bushman pursues his prey in an epic, white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. The long awaited sequel to the seminal horror classic that gave us one of the most iconic horror villains of the modern era.

SCREAM: The Horror Magazine (ISSUE TWENTY SIX)

Posted on: September 14th, 2014

SCREAM: The Horror Magazine (ISSUE TWENTY SIX)

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

THE WALKING DEAD: Scott Wilson Talks Hershel Greene!

PIRANHA SHARKS: John Wells Speaks Out!

THE LAST SHOWING: Director Phil Hawkins Interviewed!

THE ART OF FRIGHT: The Films Of Vincent Price…

SADIST FILTH : From VHS to VRA: A History Of The ‘Video Nasty’ Hysteria In Great Britain

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Stuart Brennan Gets Ready For Plan Z...

THE TALKING DEAD: A Chat With The Walking Dead Actors Daniel Thomas May & Eric Mendenhall…

HORSEHEAD: Director Romain Basset Speaks Out!

ARMY OF DARKNESS: Remembering The Bruce Campbell Classic…

ZOMBIE ROM-COM: Jeff Baena & Aubrey Plaza Talk Life After Beth…

PLUS: DVD/Blu-rays, Books, Comics, Festivals, Games, Previews, News, Reviews, Dark Photography & Much, Much More!

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE: FILM REVIEW

Posted on: September 13th, 2014

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

Synopsis:
Vengeful Norwegian Snow Plough Driver vs Psychotic Norwegian Crime Lord

How do Snow plough drivers get to work? Though this week’s new release ‘In Order of Disappearance’ doesn’t answer this question it does show once again how revenge can so easily go awry. The ever reliable Stellan Skarsgard plays the eponymous Swedish snow plough driver who wins the Norwegian Citizen of the Year award for integrating into society so successfully.

Unfortunately at the same time his son is killed by a drugs gang who are woefully unaware just how tenacious and determined his father will become become as he tracks down and executes each gang member led by a vegan crime lord called, The Count, whose only one letter away from what he should be called. That said there are so many bizarrely monikered characters including Wingman,

Strike and most unfortunate of all is Skarsgard’s own character, Dickman, of which much play is made of his name. With The Count now top of his hit list and his henchman being brutally rubbed out one by one it’s only a matter of time before the mob boss starts to fight back but mistaking an

Albanian mob, who he has drawn an uneasy truce with, as being to blame. It’s a plot that essentially revolves around paternal love for their respective sons and with each father wanting revenge the body count really starts to pile up.

Don’t let the subtitles put you off as there are some Nordic spins on Tarantino style chats about the welfare state in a cold climate and that Norway has an undercurrent of homophobia & racism as much as any other country that make interesting asides to the typically Death Wish style plot.

Yet this is another one of those intriguing yet cold as ice Scandanavian thrillers driven by old school revenge with an elderly vigilante out to eliminate old school dinosaurs from the mob who don’t really know how to deal with someone outside of their own code of honour.

With ‘Pioneer’ & especially the recent, ‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’ keeping the UK aware of Nordic films this is a brutal and bloody addition to the cannon and worth catching.

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE opens on 12th Sept – Certificate 15

4 out of 5 stars.

Words: Simon Hooper

A MOST WANTED MAN: FILM REVIEW

Posted on: September 13th, 2014

A MOST WANTED MAN

Synopsis:
To catch a shark you need bait!

The swivel eyed loons that are conspiracy theorists would have it that film studios are manipulating the world’s media. ‘Is it a coincidence’, they will say, ‘that hackers have got into the accounts of alleged celebrities icloud accounts just as the film ‘Sex Tape’ is released?’ ‘Is it a coincidence that the threat level from terrorism has been raised just before the latest terrorist film, ‘A Most Wanted Man’ is released?’ Clearly the answer is, Yes. I must have missed the story earlier this year when a giant lizard was stomping all over downtown Tokyo just before the latest Godzilla movie was released.

So with Phillip Seymour Hoffman dead from drugs we’re being drip fed the last of his completed films with this the latest adaptation of a John Le Carre novel. As the chain smoking Gunther Bachman he leads a small covert and secretive German police department searching for possible moles to infiltrate Islamic terrorist groups when they chance upon an illegal immigrant who appears to have swum to Hamburg. Downcast & fearful of deportation he is taken under the wing of a well meaning Muslim couple who in turn put him in touch with a young immigration solicitor where he reveals that he is line for a huge yet unwanted inheritance payout. It’s from here that PSH and his team use him as bait to catch a Muslim apologist who, whilst publicly promoting Islam, is secretly funding jihadists.

The plot is typically La Carre with it labyrinthine plotting and consequently not the type of film where you can afford to be leaving the auditorium to go for a toilet break or buy another dustbin of popcorn without missing chunks of exposition. As with all his characters each has an ulterior motive whether it be PSH wanting to make an amends for a tragic error in his career or a liberal solicitor taking cases merely to wind up her father: a high court judge though in an outspoken outburst PSH tells her, ‘You’re a social worker for terrorists!’ But it’s clear that no one can be trusted and few are what they appear to be.

With subdued performances, subdued lighting, subdued production design it all contributes to director Anton Corbijn’s typically subdued style which keeps focus on the mesmerizingly complex plotting. Though the film is based in Hamburg it’s only PSH who attempts successfully to try out the foreign accent skill and serves to remind us that of his generation he was a towering talent.

A MOST WANTED MAN is released in the UK on 12th Sept 2014 – Certificate 15

4 out of 5 stars.

Words: Simon Hooper

Win A Copy Of KILLER CLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE On Blu-ray

Posted on: September 13th, 2014

ON BLU-RAY & DVD and BLU-RAY STEELBOOK – 15th SEPTEMBER 2014

IN SPACE NO ONE CAN EAT ICE CREAM…

Arrow Video is excited to announce the release of the 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, available on Blu-ray & DVD and as an exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook from 15th September. Playing colourful homage to such ’50s B-movie drive-in classics as The Blob (1958) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) while providing plenty of original shocks and scares itself, Killer Klowns from Outer Space is energetic, punk and every bit as funny as it is scary. As movie titles go, few are quite as descriptive as Killer Klowns from Outer Space, a vivid mesh of horror, sci-fi and comedy which does exactly what it says on the tin. When a troupe of aliens who happen to resemble circus clowns park their UFO (which happens to resemble a big top tent) in small-town USA, it spells trouble for the locals. As the Killer Klowns begin kidnapping the town’s residents and turning them into sugary circus snacks, it’s up to young Debbie Stone and Mike Tobacco to save the day. If they don’t get turned into delicious cotton candy cocoons first, that is.

Directed by renowned special effects artist Stephen Chiodo and written and produced in collaboration with his brothers, Killer Klowns from Outer Space has gone on to become a cult classic 80s horror-romp which proudly wears its influences on its massive silk sleeves. This new release comes loaded with a bumper crop of bonus features including an all-new high definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM. Alongside this the discs will also feature an audio commentary with the Chiodo Brothers, as well as a 20 minute making of feature looking at the film’s production, interviews with the makers of the film and behind-the-scenes footage. Other extras include a tour of Chiodo Bros Productions, brand new interviews with stars Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder, as well as an interviews with composer John Massari, creature fabricator Dwight Roberts and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.

We have 5 copies of the new Blu-ray release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘CLOWNS’) on or by October 10th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis
Clowns can be terrifying at the best of times – especially when they’re Killer Klowns from Outer Space! When Mike and his girlfriend Debbie turn up at the local police station warning that a gang of homicidal alien clowns have arrived in the town of Crescent Grove, the cops are naturally sceptical. Talk of popcorn-firing guns and a spaceship shaped like a circus tent out in the woods hardly helps to convince them.

Before long, however, reports start coming in from anxious locals reporting similar run-ins with the colourfully-dressed, large shoe-wearing assailants. There can no longer be any doubt – the Killer Klowns from Outer Space are here and they’re out to turn the population into candy floss!

The sole directorial effort from the Chiodo brothers – the special effects team behind such hits as Critters and Team America: World Police – Killer Klowns from Outer Space is the wacky 1988 horror comedy classic against which all other knowing B-movie efforts should be measured. So, in the words of the film’s opening theme song, hop aboard the “nightmare merry-go-round” and brace yourself for a cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy!

Special Features
·         High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
·         Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
·         Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
·         Audio Commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
·         The Making of Killer Klowns – a 20-minute featurette looking at the film’s production, including an interview with the Chiodo Brothers alongside behind-the-scenes footage
·         Visual Effects with Gene Warren Jr. – an interview with Charles Chiodo and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
·         Kreating Klowns – an interview with Charles Chiodo and creature fabricator Dwight Roberts
·         Bringing Life to These Things – A Tour of Chiodo Bros. Productions
·         Chiodo Brothers’ Earliest Films – a look back at the Chiodo Brothers’ early homemade productions
·         Tales of Tobacco: A brand new interview with star Grant Cramer
·         Debbie’s Big Night: A brand new interview with star Suzanne Snyder
·         Komposing Klowns – interview with composer John Massari
·         Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
·         Bloopers
·         Klown Auditions
·         Image Gallery
·         Original Theatrical Trailer
·         Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Godmachine
·         Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Starburst critic Joel Harley, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

From Dusk Till Dawn Season One Exclusive Clip

Posted on: September 13th, 2014

From Dusk Till Dawn Season One comes to DVD in the UK on September 22nd and we have an exclusive clip for you SCREAM MAGAZINE readers out there.

Fans of the 1996 film love the expanded story of the small-screen outing which again finds Robert Rodriguez in the director’s chair. Expect bigger action and more gore as the character’s you love from the film embark on a frightening journey into the depths of the Titty Twister.

From Dusk Till Dawn Season One is available to pre-order from Amazon now.

AFFLICTED: FILM REVIEW

Posted on: September 13th, 2014

AFFLICTED

Synopsis:
Afflicted follows Cliff and Derek, two best friends as they set off on their once in a lifetime trip across the world. Their travels take the darkest of turns whilst in Paris as one of them is struck by a mysterious illness. In desperation to find the source, the duo must come to terms with what has happened before things spiral out of control and the chaos consumes them both.

Doing for creatures of the night what Chronicle did for superheroes, Afflicted is a first-class found footage movie that I’m confident everyone will enjoy. Superbly directed by Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee, the film utilises the found-footage tropes to put the audience slap bang in the middle of the story creating a captivating thriller where the events in the film feel genuinely real. The plot is relatively simple and there is very little space for character development but the execution of the idea is simply outstanding.

Weaving action and horror elements brilliantly, Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee offer an engrossing film which is dazzling to watch whilst sending chills down your spine. By serving up a healthy portion of jump scares combined with its superior make-up and special effect techniques, Afflicted remains, at its core, a veritable triumph as an engaging horror movie.

4 out of 5 Stars.

Words: Jon Dickinson

THE GUEST: FILM REVIEW

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014

The Guest

Synopsis:
A family welcome into their home the friend of their dead son only to find he’s not who they think he is.

Recently I’ve been inundated with Seventh Day Adventist’s calling at my door at all times of the day  generally causing me a great deal of inconvenience as I cobble together literary masterpieces worthy of the back of a cigarette packet.  However I’ve found that since answering the door to them naked with my dangly bits painted day glow orange they have strangely refused my offer to come in for a cup of tea and a munch on a ginger nut and now no longer call. Shame. That said in Adam Winguard’s new film, ‘The Guest’, when a young male calls at the house of a family recently mourning the death of their soldier son killed in combat and claiming to be a friend of his they welcome him in insisting that he stay with them. Perhaps they had Hob Nobs rather than ginger nuts. So in he comes and stays with the stereotypical dysfunctional family : the bitter father overlooked for promotion,  the slutty daughter, her bullied at school brother and not forgetting the underwritten mother role. What could possibly go wrong?

The first sign that all is not as it seems is when Dan Stevens as ‘the guest’ takes the son to a bar to wreak vengeance on the bullies tormenting his school days and then proceeds to ‘help’ out the rest of the family with their issues before his unique problem solving skills begin to spiral out of control to the detriment of the family. This is Director Adam Winguard’s follow up to last year’s house invasion thriller, ‘You’re Next’, and like that Carnival of Carnage this has also been written by Simon Barrett and between them they manage to shoehorn a small throwaway  homage to their last success when a party guest dons one of the animal masks. This is a well worn genre and begins well enough which for the first two acts rattles along entertainingly enough but by the third act…. oh dear.  By the end it rapidly degenerates into what appears to be a cast off from Jean Claude Van Damme’s very worst 1980’s straight to video films  with a deranged back story and enough dry ice in the climatic finale to put Top of the Pops to shame.

With Winguard again directing and editing as he did with ‘You’re Next’, he continues to demonstrate his ear for music using it in jarring contrast between scenes whilst in others using it to slyly comment on the action although much of the soundtrack contributes to the films 80’s ambiance.

This marks a change of role for Stevens, the Cambridge educated & former Booker prize judge,  having portrayed similar stuffed shirt roles in both Downton Abbey and Sense & Sensibility previously but at times he’s a little too po-faced to the point of parody whilst Maika Monroe as the teenage daughter initially drawn to him is something of a Chloe Sevigny/Gwen Stefani hybrid.

At 90 minutes it doesn’t outstay its welcome and as an avenging angel story it’s fine but there’s little here that hasn’t been seen before. I’d like to say a bit more but those Seventh Day Adventists are at the door again – now where’s that day-glow paint?

3 out of 5 stars.

THE GUEST – CERT 15 is released nationwide on 5th September 2014

Words: Simon Hooper

Official UK Trailer For HORNS

Posted on: August 31st, 2014

An official UK trailer for Alexandre Aja’a upcoming horror HORNS has just been released. Poor old Daniel Radcliffe does seem to be going through hell in this one. Along with Radcliffe the film also stars Juno Temple, James Remor, David Morse, Max Minghella and Joe Anderson.

Synopsis:
In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

HORNS is released in UK and Stateside cinemas this Halloween.

Subscribers Only Walking Dead: Season 4 Competition

Posted on: August 29th, 2014

The Walking Dead: Season 4 is out on UK DVD and Blu-ray on September 29th 2014. We have 2 copies of the new Blu-ray release to give away to 2 lucky SCREAM MAGAZINE Subscribers and 5 runner-up prizes of 5 Season 1-3’s on Blu-ray! To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM Subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘TWD’) on or by October 10th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 7 Subscribers will win a prize at random.

Synopsis:
In the aftermath of the war with the Governor, we see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers are no match for a greater dangers brewing inside the fences.  The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and they will find themselves prepared to do whatever it takes to survive. Contains all 16 episodes from Season 4, plus over an hour of audio commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes.

HORROR BITES: September 2014

Posted on: August 29th, 2014

Summer might be drawing to a close and what a dramatic time it’s been. I gave birth during a major heatwave (fun) and saw my first (written produced and starred in) short film get its world premiere at the one and only FrightFest! I just want to say a massive thankyou to the FrightFest boys Greg, Alan, Paul and Ian for accepting the film and making me and my two children so welcome! The bar was raised really high this year so I am genuinely proud Selkie made it through. It was quite a feeling to have top horror directors Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House, Howl) and Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) tell me they loved my short film, it’s usually the other way around! Ok I’m done patting my back now – on with the show.

While FrightFest quenches our thirst like a vampire hooked up to a blood bank I hope your horror appetite is still hungry for more because Horror Channel has some truly amazing film premieres and seasons in September so keep your remote control glued to one channel this month – Horror!

This month has a decidedly international flavour with my personal favourites being the Korean hit (and recent Hollywood remake) Oldboy, and original French urban terror Them (Ils). If you’ve not seen these seminal movies that catalyzed all kinds of copycats where the devil have you been?

Sat 20 September @ 22:45 – OLDBOY (2001) *Network Premiere
From the dynamic director of the brilliant Stoker (2013) and Lady Vengeance (2005) comes Chan-wook Park’s earlier film Oldboy (2003) the movie won the grand prize of the jury at Cannes in 2004 and here’s why. Warped, vivid, nightmarish and surreal this movie is packed with both an intelligent screenplay and visceral violence. When Dae-su Oh wakes up after a night on the booze, he finds he’s been kidnapped and imprisoned for no apparent reason. Time ticks excruciatingly away and after an epic 15 years he is released – again for no apparent reason. Adjusting to the real world he determines to discover his captors and find the reason for his torturous experiment. Get ready for live octopus eating torture and insane fight sequences. No idea what the remake is like – let me know!

Sat 27 September @ 22:50 – THE DEAD (2010) *UK TV Premiere
Receiving its world premiere at FrightFest in 2010 The Dead marks the debut horror film from the Ford Brothers, but what a lot of people don’t know is where the fellas started out! Right with me back in 1997 on Pervirella! They were the camera and lighting team back then and they’ve come a long way working on top commercials before hitting the horror scene. You can clearly see their focus on the cinematic and their background in advertising with stunning locations and photography in this refreshing zombie film. Touted as the best zombie flick of 2010 you won’t be disappointed, the zombies here are old skool shuffling about corpses with no hint of humour. This is a bleak and realistic horror shot in the heat of the African wilderness. Part horror part travelogue the film is set in the near future when most of the world has succumbed to a living dead virus. After crashing off the coast of Africa in a plane, Lt. Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman) battles for survival across inhospitable parched terrain in search of a way to get back to his beloved family in America. Not since Lucio Fulci’s Zombie Flesh Eaters have we seen such a sunny beautiful place offset by darkness and horror. A must for all zombie fans.

Sun 28 September @ 22:50 – THEM (Ils) (2006) *Network Premiere
Eden Lake, The Disappeared, Community, Cherry Tree Lane, Heartless, ‘F’ all these movies come under the umbrella of ‘Hoodie Horror’ which came about circa 2008, a cluster of Brit Grit flicks that depicted the soulless disaffected youth of modern Britain, but just before this in 2006 came a French movie called Them (Ils) which is apparently based on a chilling true story. Set in Bucharest, Romania a French couple staying in their dilapidated mansion come under attack by unseen unknown invaders as a game of cat and mouse ensues between the young couple and their tormentors. Hopeless and horrific with a devastating ending this is a remarkable horror that’s minimal on gore and exceptional on atmosphere.

Sat 13 September @ 22:45 – TWIXT (2011) – *UK TV Premiere
When I say ‘Francis Ford Coppola’ and ‘gothic horror’ I imagine many a mouth out there will begin to quiver with memories of the sensual intoxicating landscape he painted with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. To be honest Twixt is not quite up there with that piece of exceptional cinema but for all fans of the man the movie is still worth watching. Starring Val Kilmer as a horror novelist stuck in a small town for a book signing when it emerges there really is a meaty story for him to get his teeth into involving vampires, dubious reverends, gangs of goths and the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe……dive in folks!

Sat 6 September @ 22:45 – ALTITUDE (2010) *UK TV Premiere
So what would you do if your mum died horribly in a plane accident? Learn to fly and take your 4 teenage friends up in a small plane when you’ve barely got your licence? We’re cruising for some serious bruising here. An interesting genre film mixing Final Destination with Donnie Darko we follow rookie pilot Sara and her teenage friends as they take a small plane up but reach new and terrifying heights when the plane malfunctions and takes them head first into a terrible storm, where things get really weird when they come under attack from a tentacle creature.

URBAN TERROR SEASON – Fridays at 22:50 from 5 September

Yo yo yo listen up bitches cos serious shit is going down Friday nights on Horror with our Urban Terror Season; bring on the hoodies!

Friday 5 September @ 22:50 – F (2010) *Network Premiere
Kicking off this superb gritty season comes ‘F’ from Storage 24’s Johannes Roberts. Starring David Schofield as world weary English teacher who becomes trapped in the dreary corridors of the school one night as a gang of faceless free running thug/creature/kids torment chase and kill teachers and students alike. Creepy what kids will do for kicks.
Fri 26 September @ 22:50 – COMEDOWN (2012) *Network Premiere

So theres Attack the Block, Tower Block and now Comedown which has a photo of a block on the cover! Badass blocks are in fashion yo and this UK grit Brit flick was directed by Kidulthood’s Menhaj Huda. Six friends, who’ve known each other from childhood, break into the tower block they lived in as kids, now deserted and condemned, to rig-up a pirate radio station, get high and party. When one of the group goes missing, her friends begin to search the dark interior of the tower and soon realise that they are not alone: a resident psychopath lurks in the shadows and is hunting them down!
Also on offer in this season is dirty drug dealing in Community on Friday 12th and home invasion horror Cherry Tree Lane on Friday 19th.
Lock your doors!

Win A Copy Of From Dusk Till Dawn: Series One On DVD

Posted on: August 29th, 2014

From Dusk Till Dawn: Series One is out on UK DVD on September 22nd 2014. We have 3 copies of the new release to give away to 3 lucky SCREAM MAGAZINE Subscribers To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM Subscriber number to: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘DAWN’) on or by October 10th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 3 Subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
The legendary and notorious Gecko brothers return with Seth and his violent, unpredictable brother Richie on the run after Richie is haunted by visions of demons triggering a bloodbath during a bank robbery gone wrong. Heading for the Mexico border, the Geckos encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage by commandeering their RV. But when a run-in with a drug cartel reroutes the Geckos to a strip club populated by vampires they must all fight until dawn in order to survive.

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