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Hammer Horror Comics

Hammer Horror Comics

Hollywood Reporter informs us that the revived Hammer Films is teaming up with Dark Horse comics to create a line based on the studios horror movies. The first entry will be based on LET ME IN, the remake of the Swedish vampire film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Later comics will be based the studio’s [...]

Sense of Wonder: Hammer Horror Remakes on the Way?

Sense of Wonder: Hammer Horror Remakes on the Way?

Last week, Bloody-Disgusting.com posted an interview with Simon Oakes, head of the recently revived Hammer Films, who suggested that three of the company’s old properties are under consideration for being remade: THE QUATERMAS XPERIMENT; CAPTAIN KRONOS, VAMPIRE HUNTER; and DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE. Or, more precisely, Oakes stated that there was no intention of remaking anything, simply of “reimagining” the characters for the 21st century.

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Sinister Image: “Konga, put me down!” – A Chat with Michael Gough

For this installment of his recurrent Sinister Image column, David Del Valle recounts a long-ago encounter with English actor Michael Gough, a versatile character actor known to most audiences as Alfred the Butler in the BATMAN films of the ’80s and ’90s, but remembered by horror fans for his many appearances to British thrillers from [...]

London After Midnight: Edinburgh's FAB Fest Films Announced

London After Midnight: Edinburgh’s FAB Fest Films Announced

The FAB Fest horror and fantasy festival will run from 30th April to 2nd May inclusive. Screening more than 15 features at The Filmhouse Theatre in Edinburgh, the festival promises to be frighteningly entertaining. Announcing lost treasures and premieres, guest appearances, give-aways and Q & As, the organisers are promising three days of movie excess.
Premieres [...]

Doghouse (2009)

Doghouse (2009)

A refreshingly lively, upbeat zombie-horror film, entertaining right to the final frame
I’d been looking forward to Jake West’s DOGHOUSE for some time, I’d been expecting something along the lines of LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS, which had made me smile and kept me entertained. However, whilst the premise is similar to LVK, DOGHOUSE is far superior; it was [...]

Tormented (2009)

Tormented (2009)

Jon Wright’s 2009 British horror TORMENTED is not the scariest film I’ve ever seen, nor is it the funniest; however, there’s something about it that stopped me from switching off.
Preppy head girl Justine (Tuppence Middleton) speaks at the funeral of Darren Mullet. She doesn’t remember Mullet, of course; he was just the big fat kid [...]

London After Midnight: Mayhem Horror Festival Review

London After Midnight: Mayhem Horror Festival Review

With such a lot of great festivals to choose from this Halloween, it wasn’t an easy decision, but I had to choose – eventually I opted for the Mayhem Horror Festival in Nottingham, England, which ran from 29th October to 1st November. There was always a risk of regret, but I liked the look of [...]

Dorian Gray (2009) - Horror Film Review

Dorian Gray (2009) – Horror Film Review

Oliver Parker’s 2009 film DORIAN GRAY, adapted from Oscar Wilde’s classic 1890 novel  The Picture of Dorian Gray, has no scheduled U.S. release date, so are film fans in the U.S. missing a treat, or is this a blessing in disguise? Starring Ben Barnes as Dorian and Colin Firth as his friend and cohort Henry [...]

London After Midnight: It's Grimm Up North

London After Midnight: It’s Grimm Up North

Declaring that “nothing before has been as big, as bold and as bloody” GRIMM UP NORTH is a brand new horror festival that takes place at The Odeon Printworks in Manchester, England from 30th October to 1st of November. This festival will screen over 30 films and is advertising red carpet premieres with special guest appearances, and previews of the gaming industry’s hottest unreleased titles. There’ll also be a Zombie Ball where you can kill some time with the Halloween Horror Hunt and other bloodcurdling entertainment.

Hush (2009) - Horror Film Review

Hush (2009) – Horror Film Review

Recently released on Region 2 DVD, with no sign of a region 1 release, HUSH is a nerve-shredding journey of kidnapping and horror. In spite of the fact that the lead character makes some strange choices that will have you yelling at the screen in frustration, HUSH is a good, entertaining, and brutal journey.
Filmed in [...]