UK VOD Release: A Night of Horror – Nightmare Radio

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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

UK Theatrical Release: A Trio of Unmissable Festive Titles

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Starring: 
Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis (voice cast) and  Michael Nunn, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras (dancing cast)

A Christmas Carol follows a Victorian family as they prepare a toy-theatre for their annual performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.  The tale unfolds on screen in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, haunting and theatrical drama with characters portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of incredible actors. The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings a completely new and exciting dimension to Dickens’ characters whilst remaining true to the beauty of his original narrative.
 
With pantomime season all but cancelled, the dual approach to release is to support both cinema and theatre industries during a time of financial hardship generated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement of a second lockdown has not changed directors David and Jacqui Morris’s approach towards such an inherently theatrical film, best enjoyed on the big screen. Both directors see the release and supporting local cinemas and theatres as an inherent part of A Christmas Carol’s 2020 release.

A Christmas Carol will be showing in cinemas and theatres nationwide from 4th December.

Visit the website for listings: https://www.achristmascarol2020.film/?country=united-kingdom



Starring:
Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who),  Natalie Clark (The Last Bus), Kenny Boyle, Sanjeev Kohli, (Still Game) & Clare Grogan (Gregory’s Girl)

Lost At Christmas is set in the remote Scottish town of Fort William, on Christmas Eve, when life is turned upside down for Jen (Natalie Clark) and Rob (Kenny Boyle). Suddenly finding themselves heartbroken, single and stranded, they team up to try and reach home 100 miles away to be with their families. “Borrowing” Jen’s now ex-boyfriend’s classic car, the pair hit the road, but it’s not long before the weather turns for the worse forcing them to continue their journey on foot.

Bickering and bonding across the snowy Moors of Glencoe, they eventually arrive at a remote inn where they meet other guests dead set on avoiding the traditional Christmas joy. However, as Christmas Day draws closer, will happiness emerge and draw Jen and Rob together?

Lost at Christmas will bring you in from the cold, lighten your heart and provide the ultimate feel-good Christmas cinema experience.

Lost At Christmas will be in UK Cinemas from 4th December and on Digital Download from 7th December




Starring: 
Bradley Taylor, Cary Crankson & Frank Harper.

Recently released from prison, Mark (Bradley Taylor) attempts to reconnect with his daughter and hopes to give her a Christmas to remember. Struggling to find work, he meets Alan (Cary Crankson), his former cell-mate, who encourages him to return to a life of crime. A decision made easier when Caddy (Frank Harper), a ruthless crime boss, blackmails him into doing one last job.

Silent Night will be in UK Cinemas from 11th December, on Digital Download from 14th December and DVD from 28th December

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. launches in London

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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will open in London at Excel London on 29th November 2018, following a hugely successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Las Vegas where it has set up a permanent exhibition.

This highly anticipated multi-room experience offers fans of all ages the opportunity to delve into the super-workings and backstory of each member of The Avengers as they train to become an agent of the S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an acronym for Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network, where guests will step inside the popular films and become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline, whether trying to lift Thor’s hammer or taking a sneaky peak at Bruce Banners Lab.
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Rakuten TV To Showcase a Bevy of BAFTA & Oscar Nominated Blockbusters This February

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Rakuten TV will be releasing new content every Monday throughout the month of February, which will include BAFTA contenders and Golden Globe nominees.

Movie buffs will be given the chance to make their own minds up about Loving Vincent, the BAFTA & Oscar nominated and ‘beautifully textured’ (The Telegraph) homage to Van Gogh from 5th February. Armando Iannucci’s political satire, The Death of Stalin, which enjoyed great success at this year’s BIFAs and is set for further success at the BAFTAs can be found on Rakuten TV on 19th February. Triple BAFTA nominated and Golden Globe contender Call Me By Your Name will complement Rakuten TVs critically acclaimed offerings this month. Catch EE Rising Star nominee Timothée Chalamet, whose performance as Elio has been commended as ‘remarkable’ and ‘outstanding’ (The Guardian). Call Me By Your Name will be released onto the platform on Monday 26th February.

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Best of 2013

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2013 has been an interesting year for films.

Creatures Features became a social media phenomenon thanks to The Asylum’s Sharknado which became a major talking point following it’s SyFy Channel première. Sharks were very popular this year as we also saw the release of Avalanche Sharks, Ghost Shark and Sharkzilla whilst Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark was pushed back to 2014. Announcements for 2014 included Sharknado getting a sequel entitled The Second One, Sharktopus getting two vs sequels and a crossover of the Lake Placid and Anaconda franchises!

Meanwhile the two parent genres of Creature Features, Sci Fi and Horror, equally performed far above expectations. The ‘Avengers Effect’ was finally proved as the box office gross for Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World sky-rocketed from their last respective outings whilst James Wan hit a one-two punch with the super profitable Insidious: Chapter Two and mega hit The Conjuring.

But enough of that, on to my Best of 2013…
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