Sunday, 26 September 2010

Dawn and Day of the Dead amazing DVD Releases!

Hello People,
If your a fan of the classics"Dawn of the Dead"and"Day of the Dead"you really must check out these releases from Arrow Dvd,These it has to be said are the definitive releases of these 2 classic zombie movies!
They are available now on DVD and Blu-ray so go buy now!

Both these titles are avaiable here.
Dawn of the dead-
Day of the dead-


From Arrow Video comes the ultimate four-disc DVD edition of George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead featuring three different cuts of the feature presentation plus a whole host of specially produced extras previously only available on Arrow Video’s Blu-ray release of the film.
A National Emergency grips the US as the zombie population grows at an inexplicable and alarming rate. Two Philadelphia Police S.W.A.T. officers, a helicopter pilot and his TV reporter girlfriend escape the city and take refuge in an abandoned, suburban shopping mall after securing it following a series of brutal confrontations with the undead. Their survival is threatened when a band of looters leave a door open allowing the zombies access to the mall once more.
The first sequel to George A. Romero's seminal 1968 zombie classic "Night Of The Living Dead", the equally powerful and apocalyptic Dawn Of The Dead was hailed by respected film critic Roger Ebert as "One of the best horror films ever made."
The four-disc Dawn Of The Dead (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£19.99) by Arrow Video on 20th September 2010.
Features include: George A. Rombero approved theatrical cut of feature presentation; audio commentary by George A. Romero, Tom Savini and Chris Romero; audio commentary by Richard P. Rubinstein; Document Of The Dead documentary plus The Lost Interview and deleted scenes; Fan of the Dead; Director’s Cut of feature presentation; The Dead Will Walk documentary; Dario Argento Cut of feature presentation; US and German trailers; TV and radio spots; reviews Giallo trailers; Scream Greats documentary on Tom Savini; four sleeve art options; double-sided fold out poster; For Every Night There Is A Dawn collector’s booklet.


From Arrow Video comes the ultimate two-disc DVD edition of George A. Romero's Day Of The Dead featuring a whole host of specially produced, world exclusive extras previously only available on Arrow Video’s 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release of the film.
In this, the third instalment in Romero’s ongoing zombie saga, the living dead have now taken over the world and only small pockets of human resistance survive. One such group of desperate survivors, a motley crew of scientists and soldiers, are holed up in a 14-mile long underground missile silo. As the scientists experiment on forcibly captured zombie specimens to try and find a way to control them, the soldiers become increasingly impatient with the lack of results and are eager to wage an all-out war on the undead. Soon, the tension between the two human camps erupts into a violent situation that is only overshadowed by the vicious zombie slaughter that surrounds them.
Easily the bleakest, goriest and most chilling of Romero’s zombie movies to date, Day Of The Dead sees Tom Savini and his special effects team hitting an all-time career high with an endless succession of super-realistic flesh tearing, bone snapping, gut spilling mayhem that for some viewers will prove almost too much to endure. The setting within a seemingly endless series of underground caverns adds an unbearable tension to a movie that is still as shockingly violent and claustrophobic today as it was twenty-five years ago.

The two-disc Day Of The Dead (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£19.99) by Arrow Video on 13th September 2010.
Features include: audio commentary by special effects team members Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Everett Burrell and Mike Deak; Joe Of The Dead documentary; Travelogue Of The Dead; The Many Days Of Day Of The Dead documentary; Behind The Zombies footage; Romero Zombography; Photo Album Of The Dead; Souvenirs Of The Dead; Night… and Dawn… trailers; The Audio Recollections Of Richard Liberty; TV Ads Of The Dead; Wampum mine promo; two sleeve art options; double sided fold out poster; Day Of The Dead: Desertion – exclusive 24-page collector's comic book featuring new 'Bub' storyline; For Every Dawn There Is A Day collector's booklet.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

La Horde-Out on DVD in the UK!!!!

La Horde-UK DVD Release

Hello People,
Finally"La Horde"The fantastic fench zombie flick is being released on DVD in the uk,I have to say this is probably one of THE best zombie movies in recent years,it has everything,Gore/Action/Scares basically everything you want from your zombie flicks,so i would say if you are into horror or zombies this is a must buy!I would give this a very strong 9/10.
See press release and details below.


‘Assault On Precinct 13’ meets ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ in The Horde, the latest addition to the ever-rising wave of superlative French horror cinema. Winner of the International Fantasy Film Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the 2010 Fantasporto International Film Festival, this impressive debut feature from writing-directing team Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher is a must-see for zombie movie fans, not least because it features some of the most awesome, edge-of-your-seat, close-combat human versus zombie beat-downs ever committed to film.

When a high-ranking and well-respected police detective is found murdered by a gang of homicidal mobsters, a small group of his closest colleagues on the force take it upon themselves to avenge his death vigilante-style. Heavily armed and determined to see justice done, they manage to infiltrate the upper floors of the suburban high-rise apartment block that serves as the criminals’ hideout. But during the raid things go wrong and the cops find themselves overcome by the gang, who take them prisoner and begin to torture them.

Meanwhile, one ground level, the gang’s lookout men become aware of a strange disturbance in the streets immediately surrounding the building, with the sounds of explosions and sirens filling the air. Incredibly, it becomes apparent that the commotion is being caused by ever-growing crowds of crazed people with a hunger for human flesh. It’s not long before the gang of criminals and their captive cops realize they are trapped together on the top floor of an unfortified building that is becoming rapidly infested with blood-thirsty legions of the living dead. Their only chance of making it to ground level and getting out of the situation alive is to join forces, but with their numbers dwindling and each side having a score to settle, the odds of survival really don’t look good for anyone with a pulse.

Starring Claude Perron (Chrysalis; Amelie), Eriq Ebouaney (Thirst; Transporter 3), Aurelien RĂ©coing (Intimate Enemies) and Doudou Masta (Arthur And The Minimoys), The Horde is an action-packed, axe-swinging, gun-toting, ass-kicking zombie flick that pulls out all the stops to breathe refreshing new life into the genre.

The Horde (cert. 18, tbc) will be released on DVD (£15.99) by Momentum Pictures on 20th September 2010. Special Features include: ‘Making of’ featurette; ‘Rivoallan’ (9-minute short film); zombie concept art; storyboards; teaser trailer; Easter Egg – rehearsal of a scene.

You can pre-order here-

Win "Death Tube"DVD

Hello all,
I have been given 3 copies of the excellent new asian shocker"Death Tube"To give away,all you have to do is answer the simple question below.
Closing Date is 27th,all entries must be over 18 and please where possible include you address so the DVD can be dispatched as soon as possible.
Email the answer
Good Luck!
Question-Name the episode of "Masters of horror"Directed by Takashi Miike that was banned from tv.

Death Tube on DVD
Chilling new Japanese horror Death Tube comes to DVD on 20th September 2010.

From, Yohei Fukada, the director of “Chanbara Beauty” and “Tokyo Gore School”, and reminiscent of "Saw" series, this extreme splatter game takes place on-line at the site known as "DeathTube". Tragedy begins with curiosity. The on-line killer website broadcasts scenes of death in real time. Viewers are drawn to the website through curiosity, and then are shocked by what they see.

Against their will, random viewers are selected to enter the killing game. It is literally a life and death situation to survive in this cruelest of spectator sports. Log in at your own risk!
You can pre-order "Death Tube"here-

Monday, 13 September 2010

Grim up North-Horror Festival and contest!

Hello people!
Coming soon is the fantastic looking"Grim up North"horror festival and i have been sent this press release and your chance to win some goodies,
Please read below,
Good Luck,

GRIMM UP NORTH horror and Sci-fi festival is back in Manchester this Halloween. Were screening over 30 films and bringing you exclusive horror gaming, exhibitions and seminars.

To celebrate the release of our early bird festival passes, we thought we'd give fans a chance to win some exclusive goodies. We have two copies of RESIDENT EVIL: THE DARKSIDE CHRONICLES for the Wii up for grabs and four exclusive DARKSIDE CHRONICLES t-shirts as runners up prizes (not available in the shops!)

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is go to our website: and answer this question: How many films from this year’s festival line up have been announced so far and what are they? Please email all answers to

The deadline is 5pm, Friday 17th Sept, winners will be announced on the week of the 20th Sept. And remember to check out our fantastic early bird festival passes while you are there!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Jonny's Cult Film Podcast - Episode 1

Hi all.

The first episode of the podcast is also now available at

Grab it here

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Hello people!
Well here it is at last, Jonny's Cult films Podcast Episode 1.
In this episode we discuss, in our own way, 2 films of the great man John Carpenter. We will be talking about his first 2 full feature films, Dark Star and Assault on precint 13.

Please Click the player below to play the podcast or the button below to download.


We will be covering in part 2 Escape fron New York, The Fog and The Thing. It was all going to be within this podcast but it ran at nearly 3 1/2 hours so we have decided to split it and the next part will be out in a few weeks time.

The Podcasters

From left to right-Nutron69(fact corner)Bob(Sex machine)Jonny(clueless)Mr Nova(The Mediator)
I would like to thank everyone who has sent in mp3's for  the show this show features mp3's from Graciespoppy, proud leader of the forums over at  and a great mp3 from the legendary and very aware podcaster and finally a huge thanks to Misfitboy who has now become the voice of the intro and Zoe(Britzombiegirl)For the awesome artwork you see above.
The podcast features me(jonny)Bob,Jonny Nova and Nutron69 and occasianly in the background you will here comments from Emma and Sue!
Please be aware that it does contain strong language so if easily offended we apologise now,ha!!!
If you have any comments or ideas for future shows that you would like to see us cover then please feel free to email me at
Jonny t!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Torment-Contest!

Hello good people,
Just to let you know that i have been fortunate enough to see"The Torment"and its a cracking little british horror!I have also been give a signed DVD as well as Exclusive concept art from the film also signed!The film is having a run at The Lexi theatre in London from the 3rd of September,so if your are around these parts i urge you to go and see it on the big screen whilst you can,
The link for the showing is here:-

Here is the Press Release.
The Torment (released in the US as ‘The Possession of David O’Reilly’) is an Independent made British psychological horror film. It’s a tale of demonic possession, strange goings-on, and human beings being tortured to the brink of insanity by forces we don't fully understand."Horror enthusiasts owe it to themselves to check it out." Cinematical

David O’ Reilly has a terrifying secret. He’s been seeing and hearing things in his house, forcing him out of his home in utter terror. He seeks shelter at his friend’s house, telling them only that his girlfriend has been cheating on him. But by leaving his house, David has not left ‘them’ behind... the haunting is with him. Not for the faint hearted, this chilling story will grip you as it unfolds towards a nerve shattering climax. Hold on tight!
Written and directed by Andrew Cull / Steve Isles (co-director)

Cast: David O’Reilly (Giles Anderson)

Anna (Francesca Fowler)

Kate (Zoe Richards)

Alex (Nicholas Shaw)

So for your chance to win a Signed DVD and signed Concept art just answer the question below:
What is the name of the last film that the great Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee starred in together?
Email the answer to-
Please include you address on the email so i can get the winners prizes out straight away!
Winners will be announced on September 20th.
Good luck!
Jonny t.
                 CONCEPT ART PRIZE!
More useful links.
Follow them on Twitter- @tormentmovie
Check out there Facebook page-
You can but the DVD here-

Win Death Note 1&2 Blu-Ray Box set!

Hello good people,
I have been given 3 Blu-Ray copies of the fantastic asian films"Death Note 1&2"To give away!
For your chance to win just answer the question below.
The contest will close at 6pm on September the 20th.
Email me the answer to-
Please include you address on the email so i can get the winners prizes out straight away!
Good luck!
Jonny t.

On September 6th Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name are being released together as a boxset; with an addition two disks packed full of extras. To celebrate the release of the hugely successful 25 million selling live adaptation of the Death Note manga series, we have 3 copies of the boxset to giveaway.

The DEATH NOTE films centre on Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara - Battle Royale), a university student who discovers a supernatural notebook, the titular "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a shinigami (death god) named Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook. The story follows Light's attempt to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook, and the complex conflict between him, his opponents and a mysterious detective known to the world only as L.

Check out the full trailer here-
You can pre-order it here-
For your chance to win just answer the following question. In which iconic 2000 film did Tatsuya Fujiwara star?
A. Requiem for a Dream

B. Battle Royale

C. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

SPLINTERED-Review and Interview with director Simeon Halligan

"Something has been killing lives stock in a remote part of North Wales and now it's started attacking humans....
Sophie,a teenager with a troubled past,puts herself and her friends at the mecy of this wild beast,when her obsession of the unexplained leads them deap into the Welsh countryside.
Looking for evidence within an abandoned building,Sophie witnesses a vicious attack oh her friend then finds herself incarcerated in a locked room.She cannot escape and her only hope is that her friends manage to find her before her captor makes them his lates victim......"

Hello people,
Last night i watched the new uk horror"Splintered"From 1st time uk director Simon Halligan and i must say i was very impressed!
The film starts with a very creepy dream like sequence in wich we see the young Sophie(Holly Weston)in bed troubled by something lurking within the shadows of her room,she then jumps ou of bed when the thing approaches and hides underneath only to be swiped at viciously by the arm of whatever the beast it,this scene i thought was very reminicent of the Oliver Reed classic"The shuttered room".
The film then jumps forward a few years to where we Sophie and friends driving up to some remote woods in North Wales to investigate a mysterious creature within the woods,you get to see sheep torn apart and various death sites leading you to believe that the woods contain something like a Werewolf,but you would be wrong!
Sophie and her friend then go off together into the night to investigate when her friend is savagely attacked and killed leaving the helpless Sophie to run away but that does not work,she is then set upon and thrown into a locked room containing only a bed and a statue of the virgin Mary.
Within the door of the room is a hatch wich she looks out of only to see a crazed man talking to himself whilst chopping meat with a huge axe,The guy approaches the door and reasures her that all will be ok as she is still a"virgin"and boy is he creepy!
You then get the by now very shaken up Sophie trying her best to get out of the room before nightfall and before whatever is out there comes to get her or is it just the creepy man with his loony persona?
This is where i'll let you watch the film for yourselves without revealing any spoilers,needless to say as i said earlier this did really remind me of old 60's/70's british horror such as"Tower of Evil"and the such like it also had a feeling of the early Neil Marshall films such as"Dog soldiers".
Not overly gory but the end does has a very top gory pay off,Filmed on a low budget and on location at St Joseph's seminary near Skelmersdal wich was once a gothic training school for preists but its now semi derelict this is perfect location shooting also surrounded by acresof creepy woods,a directors dream location.
I would reccomend this thoroughly.
Jonny t.

SPLINTERED is released on DVD 6th September.

You can pre order it here:-


How did the idea for"Splintered"come about?
The idea was brewing for some time in different shapes and forms through a bunch of different treatments and script ideas.The consistent elements being:a young female central character on the run from an abusive past and her relationship with an estranged man,living outside society in an abandoned first it wasn't a horror film,more psychological thriller

I Read that the film is shot with a 4K camera system,What is the 4k camera system and why was it chosen for the production?
We worked at a 4k resoloution,wich meant the quality of image is hugely detailed but it requires an awful amount of memeory drive space to store the footage.The camera captures onto cards or hard drives and the material can then be transferred to an edit system directly without using film or tapes as a recording medium.

Where the any particularly difficult scenes to film?
We shot for around five and a half weeks and every day seemed to short!Any scenes containing a lot of action or special FX were always the most difficult under the time restraints.Obviously scenes in which Gavin and Vincent interact were particularly tricky to shoot as both characters are played by the same actor Stephen Walters.These Sequences were shot in two passes,each time Stephen would play one or other of the characters and we would use body doubles for the other brother.There isn't one SFX sgot used in the film to put both brothers into a scene,it's all done with cutting!

Did you shoot predominately on location and where were these locations?
Finding the key location,the abandoned catholic orphanage,was a journey in itself,as i knew much of the fil relied heavily on the enviroment and how the characters interacted with it.I'd seen pictures of st Joseph's and knew a little and had tried unsuccessfully to reece it previously,i'd heard it was completely out of bounds.But after some effort,we managed to persuade the landlords.I've nevers seen anything else quite like St.Joseph's;a huge rambling,gothic monestary of a building,which used to house a preist school.

There seems to be a preoccupation with doubles,pairings and opposites within the film,what does this mean?
I guess the clue is in the title;the SPLINTERED fragmentation of the human psyche,wich echoes through the peice as a whole.There was a deliberate intention to show characters that are split in two,or can only function fully as part of or half of a whole.

It seems that Sophie is actively seeking out the threat-is this a subconcious desire for her to resolve the reocurring nightmare that she has?
Sophie is constantley looking for answers,but in chasing myths and legends she is subconciously avoiding having to find real answers to real questions and/or to confront the nightmare locked inside her head.She has spent her adult life trying to avoid the inevitable and horrific truth about her own life.

When did your interest in film making begin?
I'm one of those filmakers who knew that i wanted to get involved wit the medium from an early age.1977 was probably the catalyst year.I was 10 and dragged my parents along to see STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS.In return tmy folks dragged me along to the re-release of 2001the same year.I think my fate was sealed.

Did you make any short films prior to SPLINTERED?
Yes-my very first was a somewhat over ambitious 27 minute blac and whie film noir pastiche called TRIPLE EXPOSURE,set in forties Chicago!SLEEP MY LOVE gained financial support from the UK Film's Council digital shorts scheme and showed at a whole bunch of festivals once complteted.Influenced by Nolan's MEMENTO and Ian Mcewan's novel A CHILD IN TIME,the film portrayed the breakdown of a relationship after the death of a family member;the truth is revealed at the end as the story unravels backwards through time.