Win NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE In Paperback

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

9781447240907NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE is out today in paperback and kindle. We have 5 copies of the new paperback 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 ‘NOGOA’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy. PLUS! One lucky subscriber will also win the complete horror book catalogue of author Adam Nevill including the new NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE.

Synopsis:
Darkness lives within . . .

Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be.

It’s not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy – it’s the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker’s cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical.

But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie’s worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?

Win ZOMBEAVERS On Blu-ray

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

ZOMBEAVERSZOMBEAVERS is out now on UK DVD and Blu-ray. We have 3 copies of the new Blu-ray 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 ‘ZOMBEAVERS’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 3 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids.Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend of the pack of relentless, bloodthirsty, and mutated beavers.

WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT: Film Review

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

WRONG TURN 1WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT (2014)

Synopsis:
Danny (Anthony Ilott) arrives deep in the bowels of the West Virginia hills in a forgotten resort by the name of Hobb Springs. Lured here after being informed of a mysterious inheritance, he’s introduced to the resorts managers Sally (Sadie Katz) and Jackson (Chris Jarvis) who inform Danny of a long lost family he’s never known; a family which is about to make him decide between his friends or his bloodline.

2003 wasn’t noted as being a vintage year for the horror genre; a dreary sequel in JEEPERS CREEPERS, a failed fusion in FREDDY Vs. JASON and a Dark Castle misstep in GOTHIKA all populated the box office. If you scratched the surface though, the lurid originality of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES or the witty morbidity of DEAD END were begging for your attention – as was the gripping backwoods nastiness of WRONG TURN. Shot in Canada for a little over $12 million and using a script by Alan B. McElroy, the writer of the worthy HALLOWEEN IV and the vastly underrated RAPID FIRE; this Dushku starring orgy of cannibalistic mayhem was a mega hit in the home entertainment market.

This success naturally led to a succession of sequels; the first in 2007 benefitted from the guidance of Joe Lynch, but with Declan O’Brien taking the helm for WRONG TURN 3 and two subsequent movies, the franchise began a seemingly freefall descent into mediocrity. All of which pre-amble brings us to number six and a new director in Valeri Milev, a Bulgarian, whose first feature was the gore-laden and heartily recommendable CODE RED. Shooting WRONG TURN 6 in his homeland for a meagre million dollars he brings a fresh story to the series which in turn gives it some impetus. Admittedly the clunky predictability and tiresome characterisation are still evident – but it’s only a fraction of what hindered the other recent sequels.

Danny, played by Anthony Ilott is a well-written, well-acted character with an interesting backstory, while Aqueela Zoll – fresh out of KILLJOY 4 – is solid casting as his girlfriend Toni. Chris Jarvis in his role as Jackson, desperately attempting to forge a familial bond with Danny is another highlight, but sadly Sadie Katz as Sally is wincingly plastic while a couple of the supporting cast – notably Roxanne Pallett sporting a woeful New York accent – are unexceptional at best.

Irrespective of its shortcomings, this IS a mini-revival. Its alluring hotel location offers a pleasing backdrop, while a sharp narrative zips along with heavy doses of nudity and sex. Gore-wise it’s an inconsistent blend of practical and digital, but in its prime it manages to repulse to the level you hope, while added to the mix are some nicely crafted death sequences. WRONG TURN 6 isn’t likely to lure those back who dismissed these continuations as a never ending decline, but for those who steadfastly stuck with these movies, this sequel offers a glimmer of hope that there’s life in the old inbred yet.

2.5 out of 5 stars

Words: Dave Wain

TREEHOUSE: Film Review

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

TREE 1TREEHOUSE (2014)

Synopsis:
Brothers Killian (J. Michael Trautmann) and Crawford (Daniel Fredrick) are out in their local woods with the intention of a fun-filled night. Their evening of frivolity is soon cut short though as they discover a girl called Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) who sits injured and petrified in the lofty seclusion of a remote treehouse, while shadowy figures stalk the nocturnal wilderness below.

British director Michael Bartlett has carved a well-earned reputation in recent years as a talent to watch. His debut feature THE ZOMBIE DIARIES took a £500k budget and turned it into one of the standout indie horrors of 2006; earning a distribution deal in the USA with Dimension Extreme in the process. A solid sequel followed a few years later, but it was his 2013 movie THE PARANORMAL DIARIES: CLOPHILL that defined him as a director. Its resolute desire to blend documentary with drama as well as its refusal to kowtow to populist genre trends gave it a stoic individuality.

A title sequence with a lush aerial backdrop of rural Missouri – where Bartlett himself has relocated – welcomes us to the feature, and from the outset it’s clear that TREEHOUSE will follow its own path under Bartlett’s self-assured direction. This was the guy who in an interview stated “I saw Jeepers Creepers in 2001 and thought – I could do better than this”, so any leanings of predictability are swiftly dispatched.

With initial exposition deftly handled, much of the core of TREEHOUSE takes place in the very location the film takes its name from as we find ourselves in the company of Killian, Elizabeth and a lone walkie-talkie which hints sporadically at the peril at ground level. With the characters of Killian and his brother Crawford having been well-established, the discovery of Elizabeth who we recognize from the pre-credits sequence only adds to the dynamic. As the film progresses, such good writing provides a solid emotional connection with each of these characters; a trait all too rare in contemporary horror.

Succeeding in balancing a potentially awkward blend of thriller, horror and coming-of-age drama, TREEHOUSE manages to sustain its underlying threat through the palpable tension created from what’s primarily a two-hander between Killian and Elizabeth. Both actors are excellent in their roles; Trautmann is great, but he’s overshadowed by the impressive performance of Dana Melanie whose depiction of Elizabeth steals the film. With Bartlett’s deliberate, gradual pacing of TREEHOUSE, any fidgety lack of patience from an audience raised on cattle-prod scares will be stifled by a superbly tense, unrelenting final act that makes this low key release one to hunt down and purchase.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Words: Dave Wain

THE BABADOOK: Film Review

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

babadook_quad_art_3The Babadook

Synopsis:
Dook, Dook, Dook – don’t read that scary book!

It’s usually the Daily Mail baiting parents of poorly behaved kids that use the catch all excuse of ADHT for their children’s behaviour rather than the fact that they’ve  been fuelling them with tartrazene riddled drinks & sugar soaked, fat packed snacks coupled with plop poor parenting but  the child in new Australian release, ‘The  Babadook’ has a more credible reason. With his father killed in a car crash as he is about to be born the boy finds that his widowed mother is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with his disturbed behaviour. Physically exhausted, mentally drained and at the end of her tether it culminates in her taking him out of school due to his penchant for taking his homemade weaponry into class.  Trying her best to be a good mother she reads him a bedtime story that has mysteriously appeared in his bedroom called The Babadook which until she’s read it to him finds it’s more sinister than anything Roald Dahl wrote with and the boy now believing the sinister Babadook is real and out to get them.

This is the first time feature by Australian Director Jennifer Kent and despite the impending sense of dread the centre of this is the mother-child bond between Essie Davis as the emotionally fragile mum coping with the 6 year old child from hell and for much of the film sympathies lie with the mother rather than the boy. Almost inevitably with his behaviour getting worse as he grows ever fearful of the Babadook it all becomes too much for her and she snaps at a children’s party unable to bear the faux empathy from other mothers, perfectly groomed in contrast to her, and ultimately more concerned for their own husbands superficial dilemma’s. Sympathies shift when a child at the party taunts the boy about his dead father and it serves to remind just how heartbreakingly cruel children can be to each other.

There are convincing performances by the two leads and Kent has elicited a great performance from Daniel Henshall as the disturbed child when initially it seems that he’d benefit more from a slap round the back of the head than any therapy but by the end sympathies are skilfully moved to the boy as he tries to care for his sleep deprived mother. Having lost his father and haunted by the Babadook his safety grows ever more precarious as his mother’s  maternal instinct evaporates and she finally turns against him too – a reminder of The Shining’s  Jack Torrance & Danny is never far away. The films trailer gives the impression that this is an out and out scare fest and whilst never really on a par with the sequences in the recent Annabelle, the Babadook, when it manifests itself is, impressively creepy as a mash up between Freddy Kruegar and a top hatted Jack the Ripper.

This became a fan favourite at this year’s London Frightfest and though it’s a horror film its handling of their fragile relationship set against the Babadook’s malevolent presence is really at the heart of the film.

The Babadook (Cert 15) is released on 24th October 2014  

4 out of 5 stars

Words: Simon Hooper

Win Rabid Dogs/Kidnapped On Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

rapidRabid Dogs/Kidnapped [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD] is out on October 27th 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘RAPID’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Following difficulties in his career Mario Bava happened across an idea that would enable him to compete with the younger directors lighting up the Italian box office such as Dario Argento and Sergio Martino. Rabid Dogs begins as $70,000 of wages are being transferred when the Ajaccio gang hit. With a hail of bullets in a quick raid they speed off in their waiting getaway car. Tough, violent and realistic, Bava’s film ramps up the tension and doesn’t stop as hostages are added and the film builds to its dizzying finale. Unfolding in real time, a rare device seen only in earlier films such as High Noon and 12 Angry Men yet totally unheard of in Italian cinema at the time, Rabid Dogs is a singular film in Bava s filmography and one of the greatest crime films of the period.

Special 3-Disc Edition Features:
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of two versions of the film; Rabid Dogs Bava’s original version posthumously completed from his notes & Kidnapped the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored version, supervised by Bava s son and assistant Lamberto Bava and producer Alfredo Leone
* Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both versions
* Audio Commentary with Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
* End of the Road: The Making of Rabid Dogs A documentary featurette including interviews with Lamberto Bava, Alfredo Leone and star Lea Lander
* Original Trailer
* Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, a history of the multiple versions of the film from Semaforo Rosso to Rabid Dogs to Kidnapped by Peter Blumenstock, illustrated with original stills and posters
   

Win The Incredible Melting Man On Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

manThe Incredible Melting Man [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray] is out now. 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘MELTING’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Before he turned his hand to lycanthropes in An American Werewolf in London, shuffling zombies in the Thriller music video and hostile extra-terrestrials in Men in Black, special effects legend Rick Baker lent his talents to the creation of another memorable horror creature. Step forward, The Incredible Melting Man! When spacecraft Scorpio V returns to Earth following a mission to Saturn, two of the crew are dead and the third, astronaut Steve West, is in a critical condition. Critical, that is, until he rises from his hospital bed to bite chunks out of a nurse before escaping into the surrounding countryside. The authorities set about trying to track Steve down before he claims any other victims, but they don t know the really bad news yet – Steve is also highly radioactive! The Incredible Melting Man offers up a wealth of show-stopping B-movie moments in its relatively modest running time chief among them, the scene in which a disembodied head floats down a river only to smash messily on the rocks further downstream but the real star of the show here is Baker s ultra-icky special effects work which let you see the Melting Man s transition in all its gooey, glistening glory.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements
* Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Audio Commentary with William Sachs
* Super 8 digest version of the film
* Interview with Writer/Director William Sachs and Make-up Effects Artist Rick Baker
* Interview with Make-up Effects Artist Greg Cannom
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
* Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and more!

DRACULA UNTOLD: Film Review

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

Dracula-Untold-5Dracula Untold (2014)

Synopsis:
Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – whilst trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.

There have been many takes on Bram Stoker’s most notable novel; Dracula, but first time feature director Gary Shore tells the tale of how and why he became the monster, instead of following the narrative from the book. Starring Luke Evans in the title role, with Charles Dance and Dominic Cooper in supporting roles, they make Dracula Untold an origin story you won’t want to miss.

The film starts out with an opening sequence narrated by the son of Vlad the Impaler, whilst Shore introduces his dynamic visual style. The short montage tells the tale of how his father became the legendary Dracula. As a young boy, Vlad’s father gave him away to the Turks to be raised alongside Sultan Mehmet, as a token of affiliation. Vlad soon becomes notorious and gains the name “The Impaler”, after using huge wooden stakes to make a spectacle out of those he killed. He manages to leave the Ottoman Empire and becomes Prince of Transylvania, living happily alongside his wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) and son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson). That is until Sultan Mehmet and the Turks storm into his castle and demands 1,000 young boys to be trained up and join their army, including his very own son. Of course he refuses and desperately seeks help. This is where he meets up with the vicious, cave-dwelling vampire in which he strikes up a deal that gives him supreme power for three days. Being a vampire however`, there is one catch that comes with the arrangement; he will be tempted to drink human blood, and if he does, he will stay as a vampire for all eternity, if he resists, then all will go back to normal.

The most noticeable aspect of the film is that the style is incredibly similar to that in Game of Thrones. Like, really, really similar. It probably didn’t help that two of the central characters were in the show itself. I don’t usually like to compare things, but the similarities were just too strong for me to ignore. Shore definitely spent too much time making sure that the visuals looked pretty and not enough time on the story, such as not making it clear if silver is actually a vampire’s mortal enemy, or if the sunlight will kill one. However, I don‘t particular think that the film’s faults lie entirely with Shore, I think It’s down to bad writing too. Too much time was spent making sure that we would feel sympathetic for Vlad, instead of the monster he is supposed to be. Unlike other interpretations of Dracula, we see a more human and emotional side to him. Trying to humanise the dark character is an interesting development, and a one we’ve recently seen in Maleficent, but this one just isn’t as good. It’s just not right seeing the most feared vampire in the world being a loving husband and father. Thankfully, Luke Evans was brilliant throughout the film; he portrayed the lead role seamlessly and was utterly engaging to watch.

The ending of this film is definitely setting up it up for a sequel, or the rumoured Universal monster crossover film. We see Vlad in the present day meeting a woman named Mina, then hitting it off by reciting her favourite piece of poetry. The two leave together and then it cuts to Charles Dance’s character who utters the same words he said just before he turned him into a vampire; “Let the games begin”. I think it’s pretty safe to say that this short section of the film was more interesting than the previous 85 minutes of it. It’s just so exciting to imagine the whole Universal monster universe set in the present day and interacting with one another. Even though this film has been a critical flop, I hope that its box office results were high enough to make the studio want to make the crossover film.

On the whole, it’s an alright film experience, probably more rousing for those who are fans of the Thrones series. It does give a good history on the character of Dracula, and it was great to see Vlad turn into the monster. It’s just a shame that it wasn’t more horrifying, but I suppose that’s what you get when you make a monster film and have it rated 15. The only particular ‘scary’ bits were those including Dance’s vampire in the cave, but they were very short lived. I was expecting a whole lot of blood and guts in this film, especially with there being so many battle scenes, but it didn’t even get close to how much of it I wanted. But at least it’s not another remake.

3 out of 5 stars

Words: Leyla Richardson

Win ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE On DVD

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

allcheerAll Cheerleaders Die is out on DVD October 27 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘CHEERLEADERS’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson direct this US comedy horror in which a rebellious girl enlists as a cheerleader with unexpected results. Maddy (Caitlin Stasey)’s instinctive dislike of cheerleading is consolidated when her friend Alexis (Felisha Cooper) dies during a cheerleading exercise. However, she feels compelled to become a cheerleader herself in order to teach a lesson to Alexis’ ex-boyfriend Terry (Tom Williamson), who has already begun dating another cheerleader. Events take a startling turn when a fatal car crash and an ancient ritual add a supernatural element to Maddy’s plot. Will anyone be able to stop the cheerleaders taking their revenge?

Win Witches of East End – Season 1 On DVD

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

witchesWitches of East End – Season 1 is out on October 27th 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 ‘WITCHES’) on or by November 20th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 3 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Witches of East End stars Julia Ormond as Joanna Beauchamp, an ageless mother trying to keep a supernatural secret from her daughters, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston), so they can lead a normal life. But when Joanna’s estranged sister (Mädchen Amick) arrives to warn her of an evil entity out to destroy them all, Joanna is forced to reveal the truth about her family’s magical legacy. Co-starring Virginia Madsen, Eric Winter and Daniel DiTomasso, this powerful and enchanting drama series will cast its spell on you!

Special features:
* Falling Under Their Spell
* Deleted Scenes
* Gag Reel
* Cat Blooper

Episode List:
* Pilot
* Marilyn Fenwick, R.I.P.
* Today I Am a Witch
* Few Good Talismen, A
* Electric Avenue
* Potentia Noctis
* Unburied
* Snake Eyes
* Parching Imbued, A

Win BLACULA – The Complete Collection DVD & Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

BLACULA_BD_2D_packshot_72dpiBLACULA – The Complete Collection [DVD] [Blu-ray] is out on October 27th 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘BLACULA’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
Urban action and fatal attraction give rise to a groove from beyond the grave in this funkadelic, fangadelic Soul Cinema sensation! The eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the earth with an insatiable lust for blood. Featuring Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream

In 1780, African Prince Mamuwalde (Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula in Transylvania, seeking his support in ending the slave trade. Instead, the evil count curses his noble guest and transforms him into a vampire! Released from his coffin nearly two centuries later by a pair of luckless decorators, Mamuwalde emerges as Blacula, one cool, dressed to kill, dude strollin the streets of L.A. on a nightly quest for human blood and fine women!

In Scream, Blacula, Scream Blacula lives, and only the legendary Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) has the power to deep-six his reign of terror. William Marshall returns as the noble African prince turned bloodthirsty fiend in this hair-raising sequel to the terrifying hit Blacula! This time, it s voodoo power versus vampire fury when Willis (Richard Lawson), the son of the late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Grier) as their new leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula s earthly remains and lets loose the Prince of Darkness and his freaked-out army of the undead!

DUAL FORMAT EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
* GORGEOUS New high-definition presentation with progressive encodes on the DVDs
* New and exclusive introduction to the films by critic and author Kim Newman
* Trailers for both films
* Optional English SDH
* A 32-page booklet with new writing by Josiah Howard, reprints of original Blacula ephemera and rare archival imagery

Win THE SORCERERS On Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

thesorcerTHE SORCERERS is out on Blu-ray November 3rd 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘THE SORCERERS’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
The great somnambulist, Professor Montserrat, (Boris Karloff) has spent a life`s work developing a technique for controlling peoples` minds and sharing their feelings and sensations. With his wife Estelle (Catherine Lacey) they decide to test their method on Mike Roscoe (Ian Ogilvy) and enjoy the hedonistic kick of `being` young again. But then Estelle grows to love the power of controlling Roscoe as the extent of his vicarious pleasures expands and how far will Professor Monsterrat allow her to go before they upset the equilibrium of humanity?

Win THE WHIP AND THE BODY On Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

whipTHE WHIP AND THE BODY is out on Blu-ray November 3rd 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘WHIP’) on or by November 30th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
The father of the Italian horror, Mario Bava, directs this gothic horror fantasy at the peak of his cinematographic prowess. With its captivating lighting schemes, ghostly death sequences and lurid compositions it`s no wonder why Bava`s most fetishistic film attained its cult status. Kurt Menliff (Christopher Lee) has returned to his father`s castle only to find that the servant woman (Harriet Medin) has developed an inexplicable fondness for a glass container with a dagger inside. Believing that Kurt is responsible for her daughter`s death, she longs for him to suffer like she did for his sadistic pleasure. Meanwhile, Kurt`s passion for sadism knows no borders as he subjects his sister (Daliah Lavi) to a beating with his horse`s whip. As she lies on the beach, clothes-torn and wailing with masochistic pleasure, the terrified horse tries to avoid the incoming tide. A true masterpiece of Italian horror, The Whip and the Body is superbly crafted rendition of a D.H. Lawrence tale of revenge and familial responsibility.

Win A Copy Of ISLAND OF TERROR On Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

islandISLAND OF TERROR is out on Blu-ray October 27th 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘ISLAND’) on or by November 15th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
When the inhabitants of Petrie`s island succumb to a mysterious disease, doctors Brian Stanley (Peter Cushing) and David West (Edward Judd) are asked to investigate. Puncture marks on the corpses reveal the horrifying truth: the islanders and their animals are being killed not by a disease, but by a strange type of silicate organism that sucks the bone from their bodies. As the death toll rises the seemingly indestructible creatures multiply at an alarming rate. Stanley and west lead the desperate islanders in a fight for survival as the unstoppable silicates threaten to engulf the island, and then the world..

Win A Copy Of CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR On Blu-ray

Posted on: October 18th, 2014

crimsonCURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR is out now on 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: media@screamhorrormag.com (please make the subject heading ‘CRIMSON’) on or by November 15th 2014 and all entries will go into a lucky draw and 5 magazine subscribers will win a copy.

Synopsis:
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning (Mark Eden) pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. Whilst his host Squire Morley (Christopher Lee) is outwardly welcoming – and his house-keeper`s beautiful niece Eve (Virginia Wetherell) his niece willing to fulfil his needs – Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia (Barbara Steele), the Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything. Will the village’s renowned expert on witchcraft, Professor John Marshe (Boris Karloff), be able to shed light on the wicked going-ons at Craxted Lodge? This adaptation from Lovecraft`s `Dream in the Witch House` was shot in Grims Dyke, the allegedly haunted house of W S Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame. It is remarkable for being the only time that Lee, Karloff and Steele appeared in the same film and is also the last British film to star Karloff, which was innovatively filmed by John Coquillon.

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