Archive for Upcoming Frights

James Wale’s THE OLD DARK HOUSE Released in cinemas NATIONWIDE (UK & Ireland) on 27 April 2018

 

 

New 4K restoration of THE CHILLING LOST CLASSIC from the director of FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN & THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

Starring: BORIS KARLOFF | CHARLES LAUGHTON | EVA MOORE | GLORIA STUART | MELVYN DOUGLAS |RAYMOND MASSEY.

Frankenstein director Whale turned J.B. Priestley’s novel Benighted into a nerve-jangling tale that became the template for all spooky-house chillers to come. Stranded travellers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric and potentially dangerous family. This atmospheric thriller features an unforgettable post-Frankenstein horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler Morgan. Also starring in early-career roles are Melvin Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart of Titanic.

The release in UK & Ireland will be accompanied by a brand new trailer and specially commissioned poster artwork by Graham Humphreys, British illustrator and visual artist best known for producing publicity material for The Evil Dead and The Nightmare on Elm Street series’.

THE BLOODSUCKER LEADS THE DANCE / Giallo Thriller coming to UK Blu-ray 5th June.

 

Ireland 1902, Count Marnak invites a troupe of actors to perform at his island castle. He is stunned by how much Evelyn, the lead actress, resembles his late wife. They begin an affair, but suddenly one by one, the inhabitants of the castle are turning up decapitated. The count fears that an old family curse is responsible for the grisly slayings.

EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS / Severin Blu-ray coming 8th May.

In 1977, infamous filth auteur Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS, ANTHROPOPHAGUS) combined the insane extremes of eroticism and cannibalism for the most groin-grinding, gut-munching, gore-spewing EuroSleaze saga of them all! When journalist Emanuelle (Laura Gemser of BLACK EMANUELLE fame) discovers evidence of an extinct cannibal tribe in a Manhattan mental hospital, her investigation will take her to the Amazon jungle. Gabriele Tinti (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA), Monica Zanchi (SISTER EMANUELLE) and Donald O’Brien (DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D.) co-star.Released to ‘80s grindhouses as TRAP THEM AND KILL THEM and now scanned in 2k from original vault elements.

EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS Special Features:

  • The World Of Nico Fidenco: An Interview With Composer Nico Fidenco
  • A Nun Among The Cannibals: An Interview With Actress Annamaria Clementi
  • O’Brien MD: An Interview With Actor Donal O’Brien
  • From Switzerland To Mato Grosso: An Interview With Actress Monika Zanchi
  • I Am Your Black Queen: Laura Gemser Archive Audio Interview
  • Theatrical Trailer.

Giallo/Crime masterclass RED RINGS OF FEAR (aka ENIGMA ROSSO) coming to Code Red Blu-ray.

When the brutally violated body of a young woman is found wrapped in plastic, Inspector Gianni Di Salvo (Fabio Testi – Contraband, The Four of the Apocalypse) is drawn to dark deeds at an exclusive girls’ school where the beautiful members of a group called the Inseparables are being targeted with sinister letters and murder attempts. Following a clue in the dead girl’s diary, he soon learns that anyone could be harbouring deadly secrets as he untangles this web of sex and homicide. A prime slice of sordid shocks from the golden age of the Italian giallo, this is the final film in the cycle of schoolgirl thrillers following What Have You Done to Solange? and What Have They Done to Your Daughters? with enough delirious twists and turns to keep you guessing all the way to the startling final revelation.

Also starring Christine Kaufmann (Town Without Pity, Murders in the Rue Morgue), Ivan Desny (The Marriage of Maria Braun, Who?), Jack Taylor (Pieces, Succubus), and Helga Liné (Horror Express, Nightmare Castle), this wicked chiller is now presented in HD and full widescreen for the very first time.

Starring: Fabio Testi, Christine Kaufmann, Ivan Desny, Jack Taylor, Helga Liné, Fausta Avelli
Director: Alberto Negrin / 1978.

Pam Grier stars in Eddie Romero’s TWILIGHT PEOPLE / Blu-ray Coming Soon!

ANIMAL DESIRES…HUMAN LUST!

Matt Farrell (John Ashley) is plucked from the sea while skin-diving and taken to the foreboding fortress of Dr.Gordon. He is to become part of the doctor’s diabolical experiment to create a race of super people. This twisted and maniacal doctor’s experiments have so far only created terrifying and hideous creatures. His human guinea pigs, freed by the doctor’s own daughter, turn the island hideaway into a bloodbath of revenge and terror! Cult Film Queen Pam Grier is featured as “Panther Woman”.

Remastered in 2K from the original 35mm negative in widescreen!

Bonus Materials:

Full commentary by film historian, Toby Roan
Video Interview with the director, Eddie Romero
Original Theatrical Trailer