Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bethany is coming! A new Thriller From James Bressack

Tom Green (Road Trip, Freddy got Fingered) and Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210) star in the spine-chilling Bethany, from acclaimed filmmaker James Cullen Bressack (Pernicious, To Jennifer), in theaters and On Demand this April.
After Claire's mother dies, she and her husband move back to her childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back and bring unrest into the house. Claire soon finds herself in a fog of past and present when her imaginary friend from childhood begins haunting her memories. What is this terrifying thing that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want?
Stefanie Estes (If Looks Could Kill), Zack Ward (Restoration), Keith Jardine (John Wick), Leon Russom (TV’s Prison Break) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) star in a film by James Cullen Bressack.
Written by James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward, Bethany releases in theaters and On Demand April 7 via Uncork’d Entertainment

Monday, February 13, 2017


Full Moon’s startling, critically acclaimed seven-part horror series continues with the third and wildest episode yet – RAVENWOLF TOWERS 3: SECRETS IN THE WALLS.  The show, which tells the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel, is directed and produced by Charles Band, who continues  to release one episode every full moon.

Synopsis:  Sensing a threat to her family and her secret plans, the mysterious and beautiful Matriarch, Mary La Velle, orders the sinister Dr. Lorca to uncover the truth behind one of the Ravenwolf's newest tenants, Vampire Hunter and Psychic Investigator Ivan Ivanov. Lorca, in turn, hires a local Detective, the quick-witted no-nonsense Shona Baltimore, who quickly discovers more than she ever wanted to know not only about the Vampire Hunter Ivanov, but also about Jake, who has his own secrets, about the supernaturally powerful Mary, and about Mary's monstrous, murderous grandson Samson…

Like a cross between SPIDER-BABY, DARK SHADOWS and TWIN PEAKS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and beautiful women are not what they seem.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New Ttitles from Arrow Never dissapoint!

New from Arrow Video US

on DVD and Blu-ray (March 14)

on Blu-ray (March 21)

via MVD Entertainment Group

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with two amazing releases tailor made for cult and horror fans.

First out is Takashi Miike's classic Dead or Alive Trilogy starring Riki Takeuchi and Show Aikawa as their various characters deal drugs in Tokyo, put their yakuza assassin skills to good use and even meet cyborg soldiers in future Yokohama. Each film deftly shows off Miike at the height of his skills, and weaves a captivating tapestry of crime, action and character study.

Next up is a franchise any horror fan around in the late 80s and early 90s will recognise: House: Two Stories Limited Edition [House 1 & 2] which has a gorgeous 2K restoration of the first two films. With each film telling a different tale, and getting increasingly bonkers as the series goes on, the House films are equal parts funny, scary and entertaining. As much a joy for fans of weird cinema as they are for horror lovers.

Earlier in March, Arrow splits up the Death Walks Twice box set and offers Death Walks On High Heels and Death Walks At Midnight both on DVD and Blu-ray. These two films by Luciano Ercoli are beautifully restored Italian horror classics, with plenty of bonus features.


Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy features many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving scenes. Made between 1999 and 2002, the Dead or Alive films cemented Miike's reputation overseas as one of the most provocative enfants terrible of Japanese cinema, yet also one of its most talented and innovative filmmakers. 

In Dead or Alive, tough gangster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition. But he meets his match in detective Jojima (Show Aikawa), who will do everything to stop them. 

Dead or Alive 2: Birds casts Aikawa and Takeuchi together again, but as new characters, a pair of rival yakuza assassins who turn out to be childhood friends; after a botched hit, they flee together to the island where they grew up, and decide to devote their deadly skills to a more humanitarian cause

And in Dead or Alive: Final, Takeuchi and Aikawa are catapulted into a future Yokohama ruled by multilingual gangs and cyborg soldiers, where they once again butt heads in the action-packed and cyberpunk-tinged finale to the trilogy. 

Each of them unique in theme and tone, the Dead or Alive films showcase Miike at the peak of his strengths, creating three very distinct movies connected only by their two popular main actors, each film a separate yet superb example of crime drama, character study, and action film making.

Bonus Materials

- High Definition digital transfers of all three films
- Original stereo audio
- Optional English subtitles for all three films
- New interview with actor Riki Takeuchi
- New interview with actor Sho Aikawa
- New interview with producer and screenwriter Toshiki Kimura
- New audio commentary for Dead or Alive by Miike biographer Tom Mes
- Archive interviews with cast and crew
- Archive making-of featurettes for DOA2: Birds and DOA: Final
- Original theatrical trailers for all three films
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Orlando Arocena
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger

Saturday, February 4, 2017

More To Come from Chris Alexander!

Deeper than love. Darker than death.

Executive Producers Chris Alexander and Barbie Wilde are proud to announce their new feature length horror film project Blue Eyes, starring electronic music legend, performance artist and actor Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Queen of Blood).

Blue Eyes will be directed by Chris Alexander (Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood, Female Werewolf and the upcoming Blood Dynasty), with a script written by Alexander and Barbie Wilde, actress (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) and author (The Venus Complex, Voices of the Damned). The script is based on an original story by Wilde.

Funding via Kickstarter to be announced. In the meantime, follow Blue Eyes on Twitter and Facebook.

Official Synopsis: Gazza Hunt is a man living on the edge, a man whose life has been battered down by bum luck and bad decisions and who has simply given up. Homeless, hopeless and wracked by addiction, Gazza's desperate existence is interrupted one night when, wandering in the woods, he follows a glowing blue light to a freshly dug hole in the earth where he finds an ethereal, nude sleeping beauty, perfect in every way. But, as Gazza soon learns, this woman isn't asleep. She's dead. And yet somehow Gazza is still uncontrollably drawn to her...this blue girl...with those blue eyes...

About Chris Alexander

Chris Alexander is a Canadian-based, internationally published writer, composer and filmmaker and has served as editor-in-chief of such notable film magazines as Fangoria, Gorezone and Delirium and film websites and As a filmmaker, he is the writer, director and composer of the award winning vampire film Blood for Irina, its follow-up/sequels, Queen of Blood and Blood Dynasty and the erotic drama Female Werewolf. Alexander has also composed original music for films like Joseph O’Brien’s Devil’s Mile, Larry Kent’s She Who Must Burn and Chris Walsh’s stop motion horror film The Shutterbug Man (starring film legend Barbara Steele). His full length solo electronic music album Music for Murder is out now on the Giallo Disco label.   
About Barbie Wilde
Barbie Wilde is best known for playing the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker’s classic British cult horror movie, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and for portraying a vicious thug in Michael Winner’s Death Wish 3. In the early ‘80s, Wilde danced and sang professionally at the top nightclubs and rock venues in New York, London, Amsterdam and Bangkok with her group, SHOCK, which was signed to RCA Records. In the 1980s and 1990s, she wrote and presented eight music and film review TV programs in the UK.
In 2012, Comet Press published Wilde’s debut serial killer novel, The Venus Complex, prompting Fangoria Magazine to call her “…one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror fiction around.” In 2015, SST Publications published a full color, illustrated collection of Wilde’s short horror stories called Voices of the Damned in hardback, paperback and Kindle. Voices of the Damned features artwork and illustrations by some of the top artists of the genre, including Clive Barker, Nick Percival, Daniele Serra, Ben Baldwin, Vincent Sammy, Tara Bush, Steve McGinnis and Eric Gross.
About Nivek Ogre 
Nivek Ogre is a Canadian musician, performance artist and actor best known as a founding member of the industrial band, Skinny Puppy.  Ogre has been involved with many other industrial music acts such as KMFDM, Rx, Pigface, PTP, The Tear Garden, The Revolting Cocks, Ministry and his side project ohGR. He also composed two music tracks for the computer game Descent II. His current projects include ohGr and the reformed Skinny Puppy.  Ogre has appeared as Pavi Largo in the rock opera film Repo! The Genetic Opera, as well as Harper Alexander in the comedy-horror film entitled 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams. Ogre is reunited with Repo! Director Darren Lynn Bousman for the musical short film, The Devil’s Carnival. In 2014 he starred in Chris Alexander’s Queen of Blood.

Reviews for the work of Chris Alexander:

Blood for Irina: “... a hypnotic, bombastic, audacious, challenging & enveloping cinematic experience.”

Queen of Blood: “…there is an aesthetic beauty to it that makes it visually stunning. It has a breathtaking and exquisite look to it.” —HorrorFreakNews

Female Werewolf is what Alexander calls a ‘fetish’ film, driven by obsessive imagery, sensuality and music, favoring beauty and emotion over graphic gore and shock but still filled with darkness and dread.” —Dread Central

Blood Dynasty shows Alexander sharpening his aesthetic approach.  The photography shows a new carefulness in how shots are framed and composed.  The editing displays a sharper command of rhythm, with certain shots and patterns of shots artfully revived throughout the film like the visual equivalent of motifs in a musical composition.  The score also has a new sense of grandeur, with some score cues having a heavy, prog-rock feel that brings a surprising oomph to certain sequences.” - Schlockmania

Reviews for the work of Barbie Wilde:

The Hellbound Hearts Anthology: “Barbie Wilde’s ‘Sister Cilice’ is devastatingly haunting, piercingly erotic and is one of the true stand-out stories of the anthology.” —All Things Horror

The Venus Complex: “Damaged people, ultraviolence, murder and explicit sex — what’s not to love about her work?” —Fangoria
Voices of the Damned: “…sensual in its brutality.” “As much a chilling collection of frightful fiction as a delight for the darker senses, this is a satisfying triumph in a befitting, unforgiving, style.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Reviews for the work of Nivek Ogre:

“(Ogre) has a presence about him and the theatrics that go with performing music live do him well in film...”

“In Queen of Blood, Nivek Ogre has a breakout scene that will have audiences disturbed and astounded by his ability to literally throw himself into a role.”
Wylie Writes
“Ogre’s visual presentation—both personally, and the construction of the sets and costumes—is the skin and soul of the Skinny Puppy show.” Fangoria

More to come...