We are big fans of Warwick Davis at SCREAM Towers and we were thrilled when Warwick offered to give away from some signed LEPRECHAUN photos to our readers via our Twitter and Facebook pages. The comps are running now for the next 72 hours. Go enter! Cheers Warwick!
A creepy new trailer for Stiles White’s upcoming horror OUIJA has just appeared online. In the classic tradition of annoying teens messing around with the other side – OUIJA sees a group of friends (headed by BATES MOTEL’s Olivia Cooke) attempt to contact a recently deceased friend. OUIJA hits US cinemas this October 25th 2014 just in time for Halloween. No other release dates have been announced.
Check out the trailer below:
A brand new one-sheet for Carter Smith’s new horror Jamie Marks Is Dead has just been released. Check it out below: Jamie Marks Is Dead stars Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Madisen Beaty and Cameron Monaghan.
Adam McCormick had just turned fifteen when the body was found in the woods. It is the beginning of an autumn that will change his life forever. Jamie Marks was a boy a lot like Adam, a boy no one paid much attention to—a boy almost no one would truly miss. And for the first time, Adam feels he has a purpose. Now, more than ever, Jamie needs a friend. But the longer Adam holds on to Jamie’s ghost, the longer he keeps his friend tethered to a world where he no longer belongs… and the weaker Adam’s own ties to the living become. Now, to find his way back, Adam must learn for himself what it truly means to be alive.
Jamie Marks Is Dead VOD and limited theatres on August 29th.
A new trailer and one-sheet for Joseph Pepitone’s up coming horror comedy The Jersey Devil have just been released. Check it out below: The film stars Chris Mulkey, David Chokachi, Keith Collins, Jack Mulcahy, Edvin Ortega, and Penelope Lagos. It was directed by two-time New York Emmy winner Joseph Pepitone, written by Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone, and produced by Jeff Quinlan, Keith Collins, Ed Luster, Jay Andriani, and Joseph Pepitone. Executive producers are Michael Billy, Jarl Haugedal, Dorothy Fucito, Debbie Philips, Charles Anastasia, Larry Salvato, John Camera, Frank Sepe, Jessica Pell and Kimberly Clemente.
When Lucifer’s term limits come up, a new devil takes over with a vision to re-brand Hell; he wants something younger, cooler. After an exhaustive search he finds the perfect location for the new hell in Jersey City, New Jersey. As he begins to collect new souls to challenge the Kingdom, Lucifer comes to Jersey to foil his plans and return Hell to its original location.
As if the huge 25 foot Great White shark in JAWS wasn’t bad enough now we have a beast roaming the ocean with a nuclear missile attached to it! yep, meet Atomic Shark!
In ATOMIC SHARK General Dale “The Charger” Hamilton has an intriguing plan to become the next leader of America. After hiring terrorist Karl Schmidt the two share an interest in a marine biologist Dr. Mann who has created an electronic device that attracts sharks making them attack anything emitting the signal even ships or submarines, which is precisely why General Dale and Schmidt are interested in the device, along with a huge 23 foot great white shark that Dr. Mann has captured.
Knowing the President of the USA is scheduled to christen a new nuclear submarine General Hamilton has the means to attach Dr. Mann’s invention to the sub. Leaving Schmidt to outfit the Great White with lethal cargo and send it on its mission. All that needs to occur is for the sub to destroyed, emitting a radioactive cloud that will cover all of Washington D.C and most of North eastern seaboard allowing General Dale and his troops to take over the reins of chaos. Controlling the Vice President through blackmail all that really stands in his way are agents Wilkes and Dorcet, who currently have no idea the deadly mission they’re about to face.
Atomic Shark is just wrapping up production stateside and a new official one-sheet has just been released which you can check out below:
Under The Skin is out on now on UK DVD and Blu-ray. We have 3 copies of the Blu-ray and 2 copies of the DVD to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please make the subject heading ‘SKIN’) on or by August 9th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.
An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a seductive young woman who combs the Scottish highways in search of the human prey it is here to plunder. It lures its isolated and forsaken male victims into an otherworldly dimension where they are stripped and consumed. But life in all its complexity starts to change the alien. It begins to see itself as ‘she’, as human, with tragic and terrifying consequences. UNDER THE SKIN is about seeing ourselves through alien eyes.
The Sacrament is out on now on UK DVD. 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: email@example.com (please make the subject heading ‘SACRAMENT’) on or by August 9th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 3 magazine subscribers will win a copy.
Produced by Eli Roth (The Last Exorcism, Cabin Fever) Two journalists set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister.
Christian Ackerman’s Zombies of the Living Dead has just released an official trailer online and you can check it out below. Looks like a lot of CGI in this one which will no doubt put a lot of people off but check out the trailer and see what you think. No release dates announced as of yet.
Zombies attack a the town of Clear Water Hamilton County and the locals must try to stop them before it is too late.
A Voodoo Possession is out on now on UK DVD. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please make the subject heading ‘VOODOO’) on or by August 9th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.
Machete star, Danny Trejo, plays a man in search of his brother in a Haitian asylum possessed by Voodoo.
A new and very official trailer for David Jung’s upcoming directorial debut The Possession Of Michael King has just appeared online. Check it out below: Spooky stuff indeed… The film stars Shane Johnson, Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana and Julie McNiven.
The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.
The Possession Of Michael King hits U.S. theatres August 22nd and straight onto DVD and Blu-ray August 26th. No other release dates are known as of yet.
Absentia is out on now on UK Blu-ray. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: email@example.com (please make the subject heading ‘ABSENTIA’) on or by August 9th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.
Tricia’s husband Daniel has been missing for seven years and with the support of her sister Callie she finally declares him legally dead ‘in absentia’. As Tricia tries to move on with her life she becomes haunted by terrifying visions. Callie meanwhile is drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house with links to other unexplained disappearances. Does the key to Daniel’s fate lie in the cold darkness of the tunnel and could the horrific truth be something far worse than death?
Return To Nuke Em High Volume 1 is out on UK DVD July 14th 2014. We have 5 copies of the new release to give away to 5 lucky SCREAM magazine subscribers. To enter, email your name, address and SCREAM subscriber number to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please make the subject heading ‘NUKE’) on or by August 9th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.
Welcome back to Tromaville, New Jersey where the nuclear power plant has now been bulldozed to make way for an organic foods company. But when the company’s contaminated product is sold to the nearby high school lunch program, will the biggest nerds in the student body be transformed into goo-spewing punk mutants? Prepare yourself for this hilarious/horrific assault of fat guys, new girls, toxic tacos, teen lesbians, school shootings, rogue bloggers, marauding cretins, monster penises, gratuitous nudity, duck dancing and so much more in the all-new Tromasterpiece!
THE WALKING DEAD: The U.S. TV Show Examined…
HAMMER HORROR: Madeline Smith Speaks Out!
LEPRECHAUN: Warwick Davis Talks Horror Franchises…
RE-ANIMATOR: Stuart Gordon Interviewed!
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – THE MARKED ONES: Christopher Landon Talks Witches…
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE: Laurence R Harvey Talks Sequels!
DEAD SEA: Brandon Slagle Talks Indie Horror…
DELIVER US FROM EVIL: An Interview With Director Scott Derrickson!
JOYRIDE 3: Ken Kirzinger Talks Horror Road Trips!
PLUS: DVD/Blu-rays, Books, Comics, Festivals, Games, Previews, News, Reviews, Dark Photography & Much, Much More!
Where would Horror be without the ‘teenager?’ Well it probably wouldn’t exist would it? Those pubescent years are an explosion of anger, torment, bodily change, sex, lust, rebellion, experimentation, confusion and ultimately the difficult transition from child to adult. Goodbye fantasy, goodbye innocence.
These are fertile themes for the genre and you could write a whole book on hormonal horror as I like to call it, charting how the teenager is responsible for the ‘Rules of the Slasher’ or how Body Horror provides a metaphor for the physical changes a teenager experiences (especially a girl with all that blood loss and burgeoning sexuality!). But we don’t have time for that so instead I direct your attention to Horror Channel’s new film season ‘Xtreme Teens’ kicking off Saturday July 5th featuring ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, THE LOVED ONES, GINGER SNAPS and the network premiere of HARD CANDY. Yes teenagers are a passionate tormented bunch, until the weight of the world destroys their spirit and they get mortgages and have kids of course….
Fri 4 July @ 22:55 – SEXY KILLER (2008) *UK TV Premiere
We do need a bit of light relief in horror of course, so step up to the plate SEXY KILLER! The long overdue UK TV premiere of this kitsch colourful movie providing a mash up of serial killing, weird science and zombies! Barbara is one hell of a girl, a gorgeous promising medical student, who likes shopping, and a spot of serial killing. But being such an unlikely killer, how do the police even stand a chance figuring out who is leaving a pile of bodies in their wake? What’s hilarious here is Barbara’s intimate chat to the viewer directly into camera revealing all about her psyche, making her one likeable charismatic killer
Sat 5 July @ 22:50 – ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (2006)
A stylish twist on teen horror comes a film and a female protagonist full of surprises revelling in the clichés of the slasher before turning them on its head. Titular role Mandy (Amber Heard) is the virginal perfect girl all the boys want to bed. And they plan to do so during a debauched weekend trip to a ranch. But the party and their dubious plans are stopped when a killer turns up to get rid of the jocks, geeks and bitches whose eyes are all on Mandy Lane…..
Sat 12 July @ 22:50 – GINGER SNAPS (2000)
Falling into the Body Horror vein comes this simply amazing and original entry into the Werewolf genre using the age old myth of the lycanthrope as a metaphor for the somewhat unpleasant and frightening changes a girl goes through when she enters womanhood. The character of Ginger is played to perfection by Katharine Isabelle as she not only straddles the onset of menstruation (‘the curse’ as she calls it) but also the physical horror of turning into a werewolf! One of my favourite werewolf movies ever.
Sat 19 July @ 22:50 – THE LOVED ONES (2009)
Director Sean Byrne’s hilariously dark and supremely confident mash-up of MISERY, SAW and CARRIE! Young Lola has set her psychotic sights on cute classmate Brent to be her perfect albeit private Prom Night date! Devoted yet demented Daddy kidnaps him for Lola’s entertainment and all manner of torture and torment ensues! Proof that teenage love really is hell!
Sat 26 July @ 22:50 – HARD CANDY (2005) Network TV Premiere
Taking the difficult, controversial and somewhat taboo subject of paedophilia this provocative thriller follows canny 14 year old Hayley (Ellen Page) on a quest to punish men who take advantage of underage girls. A real heroine for pretty much every girl out there boldly going where we wish we had at some time or another. However, not to be too black and white the film poses difficult questions about who is grooming who, and what is right and wrong. Tense and brilliant, this is a must see and provides a fitting climax to the Xtreme Teens Season.
These are my top highlights but also to look out for on the channel are the network TV premieres of HUSK (Sat 11th July 22.55) and CUBE 2 HYPERCUBE (Fri 18th 22.50) – we all loved CUBE and with a bigger budget the deadly labyrinth of booby traps is back with 8 strangers waking up inside with no memory and needing to use their wits and skills to get through this high tech killer maze!
‘YOU CHOOSE WHO’
Lastly, calling all Dr Who fans! We want you to choose and vote for your favourite Classic Doctor Who storyline from a list of 20 storylines. “You Choose Who” is a fan choice weekend on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July which allows the top 8 adventures to be broadcast over the weekend and there’s an additional chance to win an exclusive Dr Who T-Shirt too.
You can vote from the 7th to the 18th of JULY. Find out more on the Horror FB page! https://www.facebook.com/horrorchannel
That’s it for now till next time Let the Nightmare Begin!