|Here’s the schedule for what’s going on this Winter in the UK including theatrical releases, VOD, DVD, Blu Ray and more.|
Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule.
|Starring: Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss & Greta Scacchi|
|Eric Black is lost after the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. Running from his past to a new job as a Shepherd, he becomes trapped alone on a majestic, weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One mans spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life. |
Shepherd will be in UK Cinemas from 12th November
|Starring: Aleks Paunovic, Lee Majdoub, Lisa Durupt|
|While celebrating Christmas break at an isolated cabin in the woods, Jamie and his high school friends are stalked by a sadistic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.|
Puppet Killer will be coming to Digital Download 29th November
|Father of Flies|
|Starring: Camilla Rutherford, Sandra Andreis, Davi Santos, Page Ruth and Nicholas Tucci|
|Co-written by Edwards’ writing partner Nadia Doherty, the film is based on a story Edwards had written as a child, a haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her. |
Father of Flies screened at Grimmfest and will have it’s UK Physical Premiere at Raindance Film Festival (6th Nov) with a general UK release in 2022
|Slumber Party Massacre|
|Starring: Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne|
|Slumber Party Massacre is a reimagining of Roger Corman’s 1982 cult-classic, which was the first instalment in the SPM trilogy. The film is directed by Danishka Esterhazy (“The Banana Splits Movie”) and premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2021. |
Slumber Party Massacre will be coming to Digital Download on Monday 13th December
|Disappearance at Lake Elrod|
|Starring: Robyn Lively, Shanola Hampton, Bethany Anne Lind and Michael Trucco|
|A year after her daughter’s disappearance, another girl from Elrod, Georgia, goes missing. Convinced there is a connection, Charlie (Robyn Lively) won’t stop searching until she discovers the truth. Recently released in North America under the original title ‘Through The Glass Darkly”. |
Disappearance at Lake Elrod will be available on DVD in the UK & EIRE from Nov 1st. Pre-order now on Amazon and AppleTV
|Starring:Marc Menchaca, Sarah Rich & Jeff Wincott|
|On the ﬁrst anniversary of her younger sister’s death Woodstock teen, Rosie (Sarah Rich – Orange is the New Black, Law & Order), discovers the mysterious man (Marc Menchaca – Ozark, The Sinner, The Outsider) who sexploited and bullied her sister to commit suicide back on-line trolling for new victims. After the authorities refuse to get involved she ﬁnds a darker side she never knew she had, as she takes justice into her own hands. |
#Like will be available to Rent and Buy from 1st November
|Starring: Bella Thorne|
|When a drug deal goes wrong, street smart party girl Mads (Bella Thorne) and her best friends find a possible way out by masquerading as nuns. |
HABIT will be coming to Digital Download on 22nd November
|Starring: Julian Moore-Cook, Joe Gallina & Jess Radomska|
|An out-of-his depth inexperienced criminal is stuck in a bank, after a heist went wrong. How will he get out? |
Blonde. Purple will be coming to Digital Download on November 30th
|Pitbull – Exodus|
|Starring: Jan Blachowicz, Przemysław Bluszcz & Dawid Czuprynski|
|Patryk Vega returns with his latest film Pitbull – EXODUS is getting back on track with his favourite type of movies, a crime thriller. The story is told at the turn of several decades, showing the fight between the police and criminal groups from the Eastern Europe. Follow one criminals life during his childhood and adolescence to show us how he became a involved in the criminal underworld. The villains path soon crosses with a policeman who sacrifices a large part of his life just to catch him. With twists, turns, shocks and spectacular scenes Vega is back giving everyone what they want.|
Pitbull – Exodus will be in UK & EIRE Cinemas from 19th November
|A Bird Flew In|
|Starring: Morgana Robinson, Jeff Fahey, Derek Jacobi, Sadie Frost & Camilla Rutherford|
|When Lockdown is imposed, the cast and crew of a film are taken from the set and sent home – alone. Actors without an audience. Directors without a script. Couples who fall apart. While others come together. A feature film composed of six interlinked narratives, ‘Alone’ explores what happens when we are freed from external distractions and forced to find the meaning in our lives and loves.|
A Bird Flew In will have its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival on 5th November
|Starring: Les Dennis, Anthony Head & April Pearson|
|When two inept criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for. |
Sideshow will be in UK Cinemas from 19th November
|Starring: Michael Madsen, Tom Arnold & Lorenzo McGovern Zaini|
|After a robbery goes wrong, Frank and Vince break into a home when two kids mistake them for their babysitters. Hoping to make them fall asleep so they can make their getaway, Frank reads stories from a magic book that he stole during the robbery, taking them to the enchanted world of ARCTIC FRIENDS. The two thieves have to endure the kid’s hijinks as they make various absurd attempts to escape. |
Christmas Thieves will be available on Digital Download on 29th November
|CBeebies Christmas Show – The Night Before Christmas|
|Starring: All your CBeebies favourites!|
|Follow the adventures of Holly and her brother Jack on Christmas Eve, as they send their wishes to Father Christmas. But then they have to deal with the mischievous Wish Taker who steals those wishes, leading Holly to travel far and wide in search of them. Will she succeed and ensure Father Christmas has all the wishes in time for Christmas Day? Tune in to find out… |
Cbeebies Christmas Show will be coming to cinemas this December 4th and 5th!
|Filmed over a 5-year period, ELEVEN follows the stories of a diverse and dynamic group of kids (from the World Cup ‘14 in Brazil to the World Cup ‘18 in Russia) ending up in Switzerland at the Stade de Genève on 21st of April 2018, in front of 22.000 people (as part of the UEFA and United Nations event “Match for Solidarity” featuring football legends like Figo and Ronaldinho).|
Eleven will be released in early 2022
|Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr|
|Starring : J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph|
|Homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene – an emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy roller-coaster ride by a dysfunctional family – Dinosaur Jr|
Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr will be available to rent and buy on 22nd November
|Lucca Comics & Games 2021|
|This year Italy is honouring Dante Alighieri, the poet and philosopher, by celebrating the 700th anniversary of his death and Dante’s Divine Comedy sets the tone for the returning festival – a community event that not only produced culture but creates a place where people can share experiences by occupying and interacting with and within a unique and monumental city. Light is the synthesis of this new Lucca Comics & Games, which signals a passage from dark to light, and paves a road to a new kind of normal. Visitors will go back to meeting creators of universes that have been an integral part of the festival – comics, games, storytelling, modern mythologies and big and small industries represented in these worlds. |
Lucca Comics & Games will be happening in person, marking its 55th year, from 28th October to 1st November in Italy
|The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE!|
|Created by and starring drag superstars BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” is the story of two queens who set out to create a classic Christmas TV variety show, but just can’t agree on how.|
With the help of a chorus of dancers and DeLa’s deceased grandmother—whose spirit lives on in a glass of eggnog—DeLa tries her hardest to uphold the cheery Christmas traditions of her childhood. Meanwhile, Jinkx is much more interested in bawdy jokes, cute boys, and boozy libations. As they sing and dance their way through numbers about everything from St. Nick to the Christ child, the tension between them mounts, culminating in an all-out battle for control of the show. After some hilarious insight into the ghosts of their very different Christmas pasts, and with the help of a mysterious naked man with a surprising holiday secret, the two realize that tradition can be whatever we make of it, and family is whomever we choose.
This high camp, side-splitting romp is equal parts sacrilegious and sweet, with a sharp tongue and a heart of gold. “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special” is sure to be a new holiday tradition for all the lost toys who know that the best traditions are the ones we create ourselves.
Book your tickets at jinkxanddela.com and is on Digital Download now
|Reel Cinemas presents: Movie Madness|
|In celebration of the independent chain’s 20th birthday, Reel are excited to be extending their Movie Madness offer until 10th December. This will allow movie lovers to get tickets for their favourite upcoming blockbusters from as little as £2.50! Across the chain, Reel Cinemas offer state of the art screens, sound, leather seats and sofas, and are offering cinema-goers tickets from just £2.50 before 1 pm and £3.50 after, every day of the week – valid until 10th December, 2021. Reel Cinemas can be found in Blackburn, Borehamwood, Bridgnorth, Burnley, Chippenham, Chorley, Fareham, Hull, Ilkeston, Morecambe, Port Talbot, Quinton, Rochdale, Wakefield and Widnes with more cinemas opening in the next two years. |
Book your tickets at: www.reelcinemas.co.uk
|Psychological horror Father of Flies, is set for release in 2022 after its online premiere at Grimmfest from 14-17th October and UK Physical Premiere at Raindance on 6th November. Father of Flies will also have its US Premiere at ScreamFest LA, at the Chinese Theatre on 14th October.|
Shot in Suffern – upstate New York, the film stars Camilla Rutherford (Gosford Park, Phantom Thread), Sandra Andreis (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Davi Santos (Tell Me a Story), Page Ruth (Shameless), and Nicholas Tucci, the star of cult horror film ‘You’re Next’ who unfortunately has since passed away. This was one of the final films Nicholas had completed on.
The film is written and directed by Ben Charles Edwards who The British Film Institute said ‘has crafted distinctive, admirable work that seems to have emerged from the unseen margins of British cinema.’ He was also recently nominated for ‘The Discovery Award’ ‘Outstanding Achievement in Craft’ and ‘Newcomer Discovery Award’ at the British Independent Film Awards.
Co-written by Edwards’ writing partner Nadia Doherty, the film is based on a story Edwards had written as a child, a haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her.
Father of Flies will have its Online Premiere at Grimmfest, US Premiere at ScreamFest LA and its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival with a general UK release in 2022
| “A breath of fresh air in the Hollywood-dominated horror space” – Metro |
“Sacrilege is a revelation for independent film” – Horror Screams Video Vault
|Bad Blood Films have confirmed that their folk-horror Sacrilege will be heading to digital download from 27th September. |
The film stars a host of British talent, including Tamaryn Payne (Hollyoaks), Emily Wyatt (Rise of the Footsoldier), Sian Abrahams (Complete Strangers), Naomi Willow (A Guide To Second Date Sex), Ian Champion (Property), Rory Wilton (Fisherman’s Friends) & Emma Spurgin Hussey (Poldark).
Four lifelong friends head to a remote lodge for a weekend of fun.What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into a fight for their lives when a local Pagan cult offer them up to their Goddess as a sacrifice for the Solstice.
|Sacrilege was produced and filmed in the South West of England where Producer Mark Kenna and Writer/ Director David Creed reside. Much of the film was shot in nearby Forest of Dean, as well as Weston-Super-Mare. |
The film was scheduled for a UK wide release in March 2020 and premiered at Empire Cineworld in Leicester Square to a packed out screening. Unfortunately within days, the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the country and many of the film’s screenings were curtailed.
“We’re thrilled that UK audiences will finally be able to get the chance to watch Sacrilege. We’ve been blown away by its reception in the US and it’s great to see it finally come home after a tumultous eighteen months“, said producer Mark Kenna.
Bad Blood Films pushed the limits of the budget by using a drone for the opening credit scene, as well as making use of a robot camera dolly and a five-camera set-up for the Ritual scene, casting 60 local residents as extras.
The company also tested what could be done within independnent filmmaking in terms of special effects, bringing in stunt man David Anders (Spectre, Wonder Woman) in order to set him on fire for a scene. This was a remarkable feat within the independent filmmaking industry, with most companies opting for the less realistic alternative of CGI. More information on the Burning Man stunt scene can be found here.
This will be Bristol-based Bad Blood Films’ first feature length title, however they are already in different stages of production with five upcoming horror titles, starting with supernatural The Rippers Ghost and creature-feature horror Facility 31.
Sacrilege will be available on digital download from 27th September and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here and Apple TV here
|Lightbulb Film Distribution is delighted to share the official UK poster and trailer for Sator ahead of its digital download release on 15th February. This will be followed by a DVD release a week later on 22nd February.|
This chilling and atmospheric slice of slow-burn horror is set in a desolate forest, where a broken family is being observed by Sator; a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.
Written, directed and produced over five years by first time director Jordan Graham, Sator enjoyed a successful worldwide premiere at Fantasia and UK premiere at Abertoir Horror Festival.
|Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this unnerving creature-feature to the UK. The film has terrified festival audiences around the world and writer/director Jordan Graham has created a must-see debut feature.”|
Sator will be available on Digital Download from February 15th and on DVD from February 22nd.
|Smart Dog Films is excited to announce that their hit horror anthology ‘A Night Of Horror – Nightmare Radio‘ will be coming to digital download from 21st December. This follows its worldwide premiere at Cannes’ Marché Du Film. |
The film encapsulates 8 terrifying short films directed by talented creatives from across the globe. These include Sergio Morcilo (Drops), Joshua Long (Post Mortem Mary), Jason Bognacki (Into The Dark Woods), Adam O’Brien (A Little Off The Top), Matt Richards (The Disappearance of Willie Bingham), A.J. Briones (The Smiling Man), Pablo S. Pastor (Into The Mud) and Oliver Park (Vicious).
On a stormy night Rod leads a radio show dedicated to horror. Listeners call the radio telling their own paranormal stories. Suddenly, the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first Rod thinks that it is a bad joke until he discovers that this is not the case. Not only that, but these calls hide a dark secret in which the announcer himself will be involved…
Described as ‘Anthology of the year‘ by Terror Weekend and ‘creepy as hell‘ by HappyWax TV this film is sure to get your hair standing on end – check out the trailer below!
|A Night Of Horror Nightmare Radio will be available on Amazon and Google from 21st December and iTunes from 30th December|