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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – 4K

51 years ago, a young, fresh-faced director made his debut – and cinema changed forever. Dario Argento, beloved for films including Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae and more, boasts an incredible filmography packed with timeless cl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Werewolves Within

Perhaps one of the last video games anybody expected to be adapted into a feature film, Red Storm Entertainment’s Werewolves Within – a VR game published by Ubisoft in 2016 – saw players tasked with guessing which of a small to...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saw (4K UHD)

With the long-delayed ninth film in the series Spiral due for theatrical release when cinemas reopen next week, Lionsgate Home Entertainment have made the excellent decision to remind us how it all began with a 4K UHD debut for...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Raw Limited Edition Blu-Ray

A key inspiration for Julia Ducournau‘s debut feature film Raw was watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the age of six. Besides probably needing a parental intervention into such viewing habits the event goes some way to exp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Head Hunter

Here is a film that proves you don’t need a huge budget to make movie magic. Shot in Portugal on a shoestring budget of just $30,000, Jordan Downey’s acclaimed 2018 film The Head Hunter is a hauntingly minimalist horror that fe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Come True

Following their recent releases of Rent-a-Pal and Sator, Lightbulb Film Distribution continue to shine a light (pun intended) on incredible independent horror cinema with Come True, a hauntingly beautiful and frequently disturb...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Viy

Bursting with startling imagery, Viy has long been hailed as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hellraiser: Revelations / Hellraiser: Judgment

Way back in 1987, the cinema world was introduced to a new villain. The leader of the Cenobites, a group of extra-dimensional, sadomasochistic beings who cannot differentiate between pain and pleasure (not the sort of people yo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Host

As if the horrors of lockdown couldn’t get any worse Rob Savage’s Host brings the chills firmly into the Zoom world we live in. It seems the one thing worse than being stuck at home is being stuck at home with an evil entity lu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Demons 1 & 2

In October 1985, Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava unleashed upon the world a vision of cinematic terror that would go down in history as among the most iconic examples of 1980s Italian horror – but whether it is a particularly ‘...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sator

In the last few years, filmmakers like Ari Aster (Hereditary) and Robert Eggers (The Witch) have created some of the bleakest and most affecting horrors in the genre’s history. These filmmakers have crafted masterful and terrif...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Land of the Dead

Two decades after George A. Romero had last terrified audiences around the globe with his trademark zombie mayhem in 1985’s Day of the Dead, the beloved filmmaker returned to the genre he defined with Land of the Dead. With the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saint Maud

Some horrors want to make you jump, some want to chill you to the core, others want to get under your skin and haunt you with images impossible to forget. Saint Maud falls into that latter camp, a horror film that doesn’t want ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent-A-Pal

Every once in a while, a film comes along – often with little fanfare – that just completely floors you. It could be a cerebral sci-fi from Benson & Moorhead or a thought-provoking drama from the other side of the world, or...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Link

“Jaws with chimps”. That was the outline that director Richard Franklin optioned in 1979. If that doesn’t sell his 1986 horror Link to you, I don’t know what will. In 1983, Richard Franklin directed the chilling and vastly unde...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Masque of the Red Death

The seventh of eight Roger Corman film adaptations based on Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting works, The Masque of the Red Death is an interesting entry in the series. Starring the inimitable Vincent Price and boasting lavish cinemato...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Relic

Given the horror-show that was 2020 it’s hardly surprising to see the year gave us some genuinely great horror films. Films such as Saint Maud and Possessor were hugely celebrated and made a number of best of lists for the year...
 
 
 
 
 
 

[•REC]

Back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, the horror genre was dominated by so-called ‘found footage’. While the subgenre was certainly birthed a lot earlier, films like Paranormal Activity, As Above So Below and Chernobyl Diarie...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Busan Presents… Trilogy

The Walking Dead essentially saturated the zombie genre to such an extent we began to feel undead fatigue. But South Korean filmmaker Sang-ho Yeon didn’t get the memo and it’s a good thing too. Released now in its entirety, the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tremors

There are few films with quite as enduring a cult legacy as Ron Underwood’s Tremors, the franchise-spawning love letter to 1950s creature features and B-movies. An affectionate throwback to old school horror with heaps of comed...