Based on Adam Nevill’s novel, this low budget UK horror adaptation is executive produced by Andy Serkis and directed by David Bruckner (The Signal, Southbound). After the death of a close friend, a group of thirty-something university friends go on a hiking trip into the Swedish mountains in his memory, however on discovering a cabin in the woods their trip turns into a visceral nightmare. (more…)
In 1943 four young boys were out poaching illegally on the Hagley Hall estate in Worcestershire when they discovered a human skull hidden inside a wych elm tree trunk. Initially reluctant to tell anyone, one of the boys was too shocked by their discovery and confessed all to his parents. Upon police investigation, an almost complete human skeleton was found forced inside the trunk of the tree, with a hand discovered some distance away. (more…)
After quietly building up word of mouth online and at various European festivals in early 2017, the debut feature of Portuguese director, producer and writer Jose Pedro Lopes was given its UK premiere at the inaugural Triple Six Horror Festival. A monochrome nightmare about a Portuguese suicide forest and its depressed inhabitants, Lopes’ film walks a very thin line between immense despair and black comedy. It also manages to be one of the most interesting and challenging horror films since Ducournau’s Raw. (more…)
Powerhouse’s Indicator label is a relatively new addition to the horror genre market but it has already impressed collectors with its clean presentations and wealth of extras. Following their excellent release of Carpenter’s Christine adaptation last year they are now adding two more of his back catalogue titles, Ghost of Mars and Vampires. (more…)
The UK has been waiting what seems like centuries for a decent release of Tom Holland’s fangtastic 80’s cult classic on any format. Thankfully Eureka! Entertainment have finally delivered on a disc which is surely destined to become one of the must-have blu ray releases of 2017. (more…)
Billy O’Brien’s adaptation of Dan Wells’ cult novel may have taken over six years to reach the big screen but along with co-writer Christopher Hyde, they have created one of the best horror films of 2016. (more…)
A darling of the festival circuit throughout 2016, Julia Ducournau’s feature film debut has picked up critical acclaim and disgust in equal measure. Whilst the subject matter of burgeoning maturity, sexuality and cannibalism did not cause me to faint or vomit, it did leave a lasting impression and totally blindsided me with its black comedic undertones. (more…)
Following a promotional push under its working title The Woods and a clever marketing reveal at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the next instalment in the Blair Witch saga is here. Hailed as being a ‘game changer’ and directed by a ‘saviour’ of the horror genre, it is far from being either of those things. In fact, if you dare to turn around and move out of the corner what we actually have is a very cynical remake dressed up as a sequel… Beware major spoilers ahead!