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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals its full line-up

Horror Channel FrightFest has today announced the full line-up for the 18th year of the world-renowned horror and fantasy film festival, which will run between August 24th and August 28th at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema, and features 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres.

The festivities will get underway with the global premiere of Universal’s Cult of Chucky [watch the trailer here], with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: to celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of Hatchet never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, the stunning prequel to the terror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
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Arrow Video’s May Us Blu-rays Include Blood Bath and Killer Dames Box Set

Mvd Entertainment Group looks to please Emilio P. Miraglia fans with Arrow Video’s May Us Blu-ray releases, including the Killer Dames box set collecting The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times. Horror fans can also look forward to Arrow’s high-definition release of 1966’s Blood Bath that features all four versions of the Roger Corman-produced film.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in May…

Hired To Kill (Director Approved Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD)

No man on earth could get him out of prison alive. Seven women will try.

Release Date: May 17th

List Price: $29.95

Starring legendary actors Oliver Reed (Gladiator, The Brood) and George Kennedy (The Delta Force and the Naked Gun series), Hired to Kill is a hugely entertaining action flick featuring guns, girls and a plethora
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Arrow Films announces August Blu-ray line-up

It’s the start of a new month, and as ever in film and Blu-ray circles, nothing gets the fans salivating more than the upcoming release slate from the awesome folks over at Arrow Films. Its line-up of releases for August has been unveiled (both UK and Us), and you can view all the information below, including the stand-out title, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, which is getting a very special, limited edition release in a collector’s package.

Videodrome: Limited Edition

Combining the bio-horror elements of his earlier films whilst anticipating the technological themes of his later work, Videodrome exemplifies Cronenberg’s extraordinary talent for making both visceral and cerebral cinema. Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he happens across some illegal S&M-style broadcasts called ‘Videodrome’. Embroiling his girlfriend Nicki (Debbie Harry) in his search for the source, his
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‘Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 – Draconian Days’ Review

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The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorahip & Videotape documentary, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act with Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 – Draconian Days.

A time when Britain plunged into a new dark age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandizing moral guardians. With passionate and entertaining interviews from the people who lived through it and more jaw dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice the passing of a landmark era.

I was a huge fan of Jake West and Marc Morris’ first documentary on the Video Nasties scandal of the early 80s and it opened my eyes to a period in time I was actually too young to really remember – at the time of
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UK Readers - Win Fulci's Classic Zombie Flesh Eaters on Blu-ray!

That's right, folks! It's undoubtedly one of the year's best Blu-ray releases, and to celebrate, you now have the chance to win a brilliant Christmas present courtesy of Arrow Video -- we have two Limited Edition Steelbook versions of Zombie Flesh Eaters to give away!

To be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, simply send us an E-mail Here including Your Full Name And Postal Address. We'll take care of the rest.

Please note that this competition is open only to UK readers.

From the Press Release:

Hailing from the now infamous “Video Nasty” era of horror films, Zombie Flesh Eaters became an unstoppable cult hit upon its release in 1979. The film divided opinion across the globe and came up against opposition in many territories for the sheer amount of bloody content and its high gore-factor.

The original cut of Zombie Flesh Eaters was banned in the UK upon release,
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Arrow Video Releasing an Exclusive New Restoration of Lucio Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters in December

On Monday, December 3rd, Arrow Video is releasing a newly restored version of Lucio Fulci’s controversial horror masterpiece Zombie Flesh Eaters on Blu-ray, DVD, and Limited Edition Steelbook; and we have the full synopsis and detailed list of special features right here.

From the Press Release:

Painstakingly restored from the original camera negative, Zombie Flesh Eaters stands out as one of famed distributor Arrow Video’s biggest ever (and best looking) restoration projects. These landmark releases will contain a wealth of special features, additional collector’s material, and never-before-seen extras including optional English/Italian opening titles, a UK exclusive introduction to the film from lead actor Ian McCulloch, and a number of brand new featurettes.

Available as a Limited Edition Steelbook (complete with limited edition artwork), Limited Edition Slipbox (with 4 alternate artworks – available exclusively from Arrow Video), and as standard edition Blu-ray and DVD, a complete list of the
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Arrow Video announce awesome Autumn line-up!

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Super Bitch aka Blue Movie Blackmail (Arrow Video DVD)

Think Twice Before You Hire Her

Blue movie blackmail and sexual depravity are at the heart of a wicked scam to manipulate rich, perverted men in this softcore pasta crime classic from Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on A Fistful of Dollars and director of Giallo favourite What Have You Done To Solange? Italian trash cinema icon Ivan Rassimov is a police inspector working undercover to expose a London escort agency where the frequently naked Stephanie Beacham is being filmed in sexually compromising situations with her moneyed clients. These poor chumps will soon be smuggling drugs across international borders for her and her shadowy associates. Wallow in the sleaze and enjoy the depravity of Super Bitch, a film with all the car chases, murder, sex and moral ambiguity a cult movie fan could possibly want.

Special Features:

New widescreen transfer in the
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Arrow announce a slew of new Blu-ray and DVD releases

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Our good friends at Arrow have sent us details on their November release schedule, which includes the eagerly awaited (at least by me) special features-filled release of Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing and the Robert McGinty starring classic The Exterminator!

The Exterminator Blu-ray (Arrow Video)

Scorching the streets clean… Flamethrowers ready as the alleyways of skid row are set ablaze with the brutal vengeance of one man… The Exterminator! John Eastland has been to ‘Nam and he’s seen things… Things you wouldn’t believe. Surviving torture and witnessing the brutal deaths of his friends, John returns home to a tough neighbourhood in New York and his loving family. But when some local thugs take a crippling dislike to his best friend Mike, leaving him paralysed, something snaps in John. Did he fight the Vietcong for this? Taking the law into his own hands, Eastland sets out to clean the streets of every low life,
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Arrow Video Set To Release Dario Argento “Neo Giallo Collection”

Dario Argento’s later forays into the lurid world of the giallo is being released on DVD by Arrow Video on 2nd May under the title of Neo Giallo Collection. So if you want to revisit the likes of Terror At The Opera, Sleepless, The Stendhal Syndrome and The Card Player, this collection of “neo-giallo” is for you.

The Stendhal Syndrome, in particular, is one of the master’s most underrated features. Below is the full press release along with all the extra features on each disc. A very cool bunch of films indeed.

“Sit back, relax and prepare to be thrilled, frightened and horrified by the four latter day Dario Argento classics contained within The Neo-Giallo Collection.

Baroque excess and eyelid piercing horror spill from the screen in Opera, Argento’s gory love song to the classical stage, when a young singer is stalked by a homicidal maniac,
See full article at »’s Top 50 Gay Characters of All Time!

We asked you which gay or bisexual TV characters you think are the best, and you told us – with tens of thousands of votes cast.

Now we have the results.

But first, a few interesting statistics.

We have quite a few familiar faces – characters who made our last poll of the best gay and bisexual characters two and a half years ago – and a few missing ones, namely Vince D’Angelo (from Will & Grace), George Huang (from Law & Order: Svu), and Waylon Smithers (from The Simpsons), all of whom didn’t even make the top 50 this time around.

Meanwhile, we also have many new faces – from shows that have debuted since our last poll.

Every single character except two comes from a show that ran in the 00s (although some shows, like Will & Grace, did debut in the late 90s). The exceptions? Jodie Dallas, played by Billy Crystal, on Soap
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Incredible Film4 Frightfest lineup announced!

Not only will our very own London correspondent Ben Austwick be there to cover the fest but it's one of the best lineups ever!

How about the world premier for Pa giant insect comedy Infestation? Check.

Sneak preview of La Horde? Check.

UK premier of Cannes premier Hierro? Check.

The surprisingly good Giallo, the latest from Dario Argento? Check.

The world premier of The Descent part 2? Check!

Full schedule after the break. (Yes we copied Dread Central's post. Thanks UncleCreepy!)

Main Programme - Empire 1

# Thursday 27 August

18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)

The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale,
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Film 4 FrightFest Releases Schedule

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film 4 FrightFest has released what could very well be one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place August 27th - August 31st, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

If you need any more reasons to fly across the pond check out the schedule below!

Main Programme - Empire 1

Thursday 27 August 18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)

The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale, Triangle is Smith’s best, polished and most mature work.

95 minutes Director: Christopher Smith UK/Australia 2009

Melissa George
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