If you're wondering why it is that horror buffs fall over themselves to sing the praises of cult Italian director Mario Bava, then this collection of three tales is as good a place as any to satisfy your curiosity. It comes from Bava's halcyon days in the early '60s and shows him at his peak as a visual stylist; it's also full of morbid subtexts and flesh-creeping tension, proving he could be just as scary in colour as in black-and-white.
Hola, we have the Spanish and English version of the one-sheet teaser for Rec 4 – the final film of the Spanish zombie series.
Neil Jordon’s Byzantium is a return to the genre he has most certainly mastered – the vampire flick. You know when he's attached that you're going to get a beautiful looking film, with sensuous characters and buckets of blood - but in today’s climate of family friendly, shiny style vampire films how will it go down?
Given the recent horsemeat scandal, the timing of this release couldn't be better – but then, it's hard to imagine a bad time for welcoming back this prime cut of '80s cult horror. Kevin Connor's salty black comedy concerns Vincent (Rory Calhoun) and Ida (Nancy Parsons), twinkly proprietors of Motel Hello (the neon sign's final “O” is temperamental) and purveyors of Farmer Vincent's smoked meats, which have customers drooling with delight. Outwardly, their business has all the hallmarks of a wholesome Mom and Pop concern. Trouble is, they make use of a controversial secret ingredient – human flesh – and, as a result, their tasty wares have turned half the county into unwitting cannibals.
Due to hit cinemas this autumn is super scary British horror flick In Fear. Making its debut at the London Sundance Film Festival, the trailer shows a couple getting lost in some wild British country lanes.
War Horse star Jeremy Irvine and British actress Phoebe Fox (One Day and Black Mirror) have both been confirmed for the horror sequel The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death. The 2012 original, while being pretty scary, featured an even more scarily bad performance from Daniel Radcliffe.
MTV is pretty well-known for its TV shows. That is, they are either eye-gougingly bad (Teen Cribs, The Hills and Brooke Knows Best) or they become a cult phenomenon (Jackass, Catﬁsh and Punk'd). With the news just breaking that they have ordered a pilot for a TV version of Scream, I know which category I'm betting on it falling into...
Arrow Video has been doing a wonderful job recently of bringing out the movies of the great Mario Bava in sumptuous new editions. The latest to benefit from this Rolls Royce treatment is this lively Alpine stalk-'n'-slash flick from 1972, a favourite of the director's many fans. Handsome young American Peter Kleist (Antonio Cantafora) has come to Austria for rest and relaxation and to rediscover his roots – in particular, he's fascinated by his colourful ancestor of three centuries before, Otto von Kleist, aka Baron Blood, a prolific torturer and impaler who is said to have been the subject of a witch's curse. Before long, Peter and his new best friend Eva (Elke Sommer) – an architect who is supervising renovations of the Baron's castle, which, as it happens, is being turned into an hotel – are trying out some ancient incantations in a foolhardy effort to raise the Baron from the dead.
Come Out And Play, directed by Makinov, tells the startling story of a couple who embark on a romantic getaway to Mexico and travel to an island that is surprisingly quiet. Quiet, except for the menacing sounds of laughing children and a difficult to decipher distress call from a radio.