Thursday, 14 January 2016

LOST AFTER DARK on DVD and VOD 29th February

Hello folks,
Jonny T here with news that Lost After Dark is set to be released on DVD and VOD on 29th Febuary! Taking the retro style slasher and introducing a new killer into the line of classic slashers this looks cool!
Set in the 80's it looks super retro cool and a heap of slasher fun, Can't wait to see it myself and watch this space for a review coming very soon,
Jonny T.

Press Release.



‘Quite simply, the best 80’s slasher film that wasn’t filmed in the 80’s’

‘A fitting homage to the slasher flicks of the 1980’s, Lost After Dark draws heavily upon the roots of the genre to fulfil its premise.’

A group of stranded teens turn to an abandoned farmhouse for shelter from the elements but soon find a far greater danger lies inside. When one of the friends is brutally murdered, the group begin to fear they are being stalked by a vicious cannibalistic murderer. As the students are picked off one by one, a deadly game of survival begins that only the lucky ones will survive.

Release date 29th February
Certificate 18 & Running time 84 Minutes
DVD RRP / £14.99

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Feeling a bit down because it's January? Need something to look forward to? Well look no further than the fact that MAYHEM festival have already secured a date for this years festival! It will be running from 13-16 October. So with plenty of advanced warning and you have no excuse not to book the time off work whilst you're colleagues still try and plan what they are doing, Last  year's festival was amazing. Previewing such movies as He never died, German Angst, The Witch and the insanely brilliant Parasyte:Part 1, Not to mention British greatness such as HOWL, Nina Forever and Arghhhhh! As well as the phenomenal live script reading of The Unquenchable thirst of Dracula. 
I'll keep an eye on what is being shown and let you all know as soon as I do. Press release and links below. See Y'all there!
Jonny T

Also as an addition, If you are making a short, MAYHEM do a brilliant short film showcase on the Saturday so why not drop them an email to see if yours will make it on the big screen from where ever you are in the world!

Mayhem returns to Broadway this autumn

It’s time to save the date! Mayhem Film Festival will return this autumn at Broadway from 13 – 16 October.

With previews, premieres, special guests and midnight screenings, Mayhem Film Festival showcases the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through feature films, short films and special events.

In previous editions, Mayhem has welcomed many filmmakers such as Nicolas Roeg for a special screening of Don’t Look Now at St Mary’s Church, Ben Wheatley for a preview screening of Sightseers, Gareth Edwards for Monsters, and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock) for a special masterclass. Mayhem Film Festival has also hosted exclusive events such as screenings with specially-commissioned live scores from 8MM Orchestra, and a one-of-a-kind live reading of unmade Hammer Films screenplay, The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula.

Now in its 12th year, the festival has grown from a single short film programme to a four-day event and continues to expand its programme to highlight emerging talents and new bold titles from the darker edges of film.

Planning is currently underway for Mayhem Film Festival 2016 with more information and announcements coming soon. Submissions for feature films will open in the spring. Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13 – 16 October 2016. For more information about Mayhem please visit

Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Illusionist - Reviewed

"A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever."

Hello folks and a happy new year to you all!
So, over the Christmas period I have drank way too much and ate so much chocolate that now I am near the point of no more, OK that last bit is probably a it false in the respect of you can never have too much chocolate!
You may well be thinking why are we reviewing The Illusionist? Well here is my reason. It's a very welcome time off work so a good few catch up lay in's were more than welcome. One morning I awoke quite early and thought let me stick a film on in bed. I went to my DVD shelf of recent purchases and chose The Illusionist, I loved Belleville Rendez-Vous another film by Sylvain Chomet and if you have yet to see that I would highly recommend you do.

It tells the tale of an Illusionist from France that basically made to leave the theatres of Paris with the arrival of new rock'n'roll bands taking over them in replacement of the old school acts.
He arrives in England, It doesn't quite work out there but he meets a drunken Scotsman who takes him to a small island and a local bar and is an instant hit, He then moves on to Edinburgh with a young girl who wants to escape her hum drum lifestyle and there their adventures start.
I'll say no-more as to avoid spoilers but it is a fantastic movie. There is no dialogue within the movie apart from a few grumbles, Happy grunts and incoherent chit chat.

Non of this matters as it pours out charm in bucket loads. The animation is old school with occasional noticeable help form computers but it doesn't distract to it in any way, The detail of the drawing is brilliant, Just basically one of those movies that makes you smile all the way through.
It's been out a few years now but if you have yet to see its a definite high recommend,
Jonny T.

Official Trailer