Sunday, May 31, 2009

Halloween (2007)

R2 UK



Inspired by Carpenter's 1978 original, Rob Zombie's Halloween focuses on the early years of the young Michael Myers. After going on a murdering rampage in his home-town Michael is sentenced to 17 years of incarceration at the Smith's Grove Sanitarium maximum-security mental facility where he is treated by noted child behaviorist Dr. Samuel Loomis - the only person who can truly understand Michael's evil nature.

Now, 17 years later, Michael escapes from the mental facility on Halloween and begins a murderous trek back to Haddonfield to continue his killing streak and seek resolution to events from his past.

In Haddonfield, Michael begins stalking a high school girl, Laurie Strode, and her friends, Annie and Lynda. When Dr. Loomis, now a successful author for his book on Michael, hears of his escape, he enlists the help of Haddonfield's Sheriff Brackett to find and put an end to Michael's reign of terror.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Black Sheep

R2 UK



There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand, and they're none to happy...
On a vast sheep station in New Zealand, a reckless genetic engineering experiment goes horribly wrong, turning sheep into bloodthirsty killers...


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cloverfield

R2 Portugal


Cloverfield is one of the most exciting and frightening sci-fi horrors of the last decade. A wobbly-rollercoaster ride that weaves its rickety way through darkened subways and exploding skyscrapers to avoid the powerful, terrifying and destructive force that has New York City under attack. Matt Reeves' monster-horror combines suspense, terror and explosions within its sudden, claustrophobic, and tension-filled scenes of desperate New Yorkers struggling to stay alive.
Rob's (Michael Stahl-David) impending trip to Tokyo is put on hold when, during his going away party, a devastating and frightening presence starts to destroy the city. As the explosions, screams and devastation increase, Rob, his brother Jason (Mike Vogel) and their group of friends face the most difficult decision of their lives. As Rob's long-term friend and current love interest Beth (Odette Yustman) is trapped alone in her apartment on the other side of the city, do they attempt to save themselves and flee the city to safety or head further in to the ruin and save Beth?
Cloverfield is a fantastically wrought film, where The Blair Witch Project style of using a handheld home video camera throughout adds tension and captures the chilling realism of the situation in which the city, and group, have found themselves in. With stylistic flourishes and inventive shocks, director Matt Reeves and visionary producer J. J. Abrams (Lost), have delivered on their `documentary-style' monster attack concept and produced an enjoyable, exhilarating and downright scary monster movie.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Oxford Murders

R2 Spain

John Hurt and Elijah Wood star in The Oxford Murders - a suspenseful thriller based on the award winning novel written by Guillermo Martinez.
At Oxford University, a professor (Hurt) and a grad student (Wood) work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mio Caro Assassino-My Dear Killer

R2 France





A spectacularly graphic decapitation and a questionable suicide set the stage for a police inspector's search for a deranged killer responsible for a series of gruesome murders and a kidnapping!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Cosa avete fatto a Solange?

R2 France





A forbidden affair between a teacher and student at a girl's college sets the stage for cold-blooded murder. As the school is rocked by the twisted secrets unearthed by the police investigation, the killer strikes again and again! From veteran director/cinematographer/writer Massimo Dallamano (Black Veil for Lisa, Night Child) comes a stylish, violent murder mystery in the grand European genre known as the 'giallo.' Based on the work of acclaimed suspense novelist Edgar Wallace (King of Kong) and featuring a lush, haunting score by Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).


Friday, May 22, 2009

La Coda dello Scorpione

R2 France

Lisa Baumer's husband dies in a dramatic airplane crash and the widow soon collects on his million-dollar insurance policy. As a suspicious insurance agent investigates the case, the inevitable corpses start piling up.
Then, when the widow Baumer herself is found murdered, her million dollars mysteriously disappears! Smelling a hot scoop, an ambitious journalist begins to put together the pieces of an increasingly bloody puzzle.
Cleverly plotted by thriller specialist Ernesto Gastaldi (THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, THE 10th VICTIM) THE CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL is a true classic of the Italian Giallo. Using the sensual score of composer Bruno Nicolai (KILL BILL: VOL.2, THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS), director Sergio Martino (THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, TORSO) magnificently exudes atmosphere and suspense with terrifying sequences worthy of genre masters Mario Bava and Dario Argento.
The high profile cast includes George Hilton (THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS, ALL THE COLORS OF DARK), Anita Strindberg(A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN, WHO SAW HER DIE?) and Evelyn Stewart (THE BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY, MURDER TO THE TUNE OF SEVEN BLACK NOTES).


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso

R2 France





A maniacal killer commits savage acts of slaughter and the only key to the perpetrator's identity and motive is the puzzle of the half-moon lockets! Can the mystery be solved before the killer cold-bloodedly claims his intended seven victims? Based on the nerve-shattering, acclaimed novel by Edgar Wallace (KING KONG) and starring Uschi Glas (COLLEGE GIRL MURDERS), Antonio Sabato (BARBARELLA, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX) and the stunning Marisa Mell (DANGER DIABOLIK), comes a stylish, crimson-dripping giallo from cult director Umberto Lenzi (MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY, SPASMO).


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

El Orfanato - The Orphanage

R2 Spain



A haunting and heartbreaking plot full of unimaginable scares and creeping, undefined dread; Juan Antonio Bayona's astounding debut The Orphanage stands as one of the most beautiful and moving horror movies in recent history.

Adopting seven-year-old, sweet natured, and imaginative Simon (Roger Princep) has awoken complex feelings in happily married Laura (Belen Rueda). Having been adopted herself and feeling a need for closure, Laura persuades her husband Carlos (Fernando Cayo) to buy the dilapidated institute where she spent the earliest, happiest, years of her life and reopen the orphanage as a facility for disabled children. As they move in to the silent, stately manor where something ominous haunts the darkened hallways, Simon's behaviour becomes increasingly reserved and malevolent. Carlos pins Simon's actions as a desperate bid to get more attention from his distracted parents but Laura isn't convinced and embarks on a desperate quest to unearth the terrible secret that lurks in the old house.

Taking inspiration from everything from Peter Pan to Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, director Juan Antonio Bayona and producer Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone) have produced a highly imaginative and well made film that induces fear throughout. With a musical score that elicits shudders from the outset and a heart-wrenching plot that filters unimaginable horror through a fairytale frame, The Orphanage is a unique, intelligent, spine-tingling, yet heartfelt horror that is as unsettling as Guillermo del Toro's Pans Labyrinth.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Les Démoniaques- Demoniacs

R2 UK
Lured into shipwrecking their vessel and promptly murdered by a gang intent on stealing their cargo, the spirits of the two murdered girls make a pact with the devil for revenge...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flight Of The Living Dead

R2 UK



On a flight from Los Angeles to Paris, a mad scientist on the run from the CIA is transporting a coffin containing the body of a colleague infected with a genetically modified virus. While the 747 crosses a violent thunderstorm, the instability of the aircraft allows the corpse to get out of its container. The flesh-eating zombie quickly starts to spread the virus, infecting many of the passengers which now will have to fight for their lives stranded in the air with no way out...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Storm Warning

R2 UK



From the director of Urban Legend comes this terrifying trip into the depths of human depravity. When a storm forces a couple to land their sailboat far ashore, they stumble upon a remote island inhabited by a demented father and his psychotic sons. Captured, beaten and sexually enslaved, the couple turns the tables in a bloody fight for survival. Featuring some of the most intensely brutal scenes imaginable, Storm Warning never lets up as it builds toward a shocking finish.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Scream Trilogy

R2 UK



Scream (Dir. Wes Craven, 1996): Critically acclaimed as the definite horror thriller of the '90s from Wes Craven, Scream will terrify you beyond belief!
The residents of a picturesque small town are being victimised by a sly psycho with a twisted love for scary movies. As this masked predator continues to mimic horror films with real life acts of terror, it becomes clear that solving this mystery is going to be murder! An instant favourite with audiences for its unique style and humour, this chilling one-of-a-kind thriller will make you laugh until you scream.
Scream 2 (Dir. Wes Craven, 1997): Wes Craven once again teams up with Kevin Williamson in this hip, fun and relentlessly scary follow-up to the hit thriller Scream! Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) thought she had put the shocking Woodsboro murders behind her... until a crazed copycat killer begins acting out a chilling, real-life horror sequel on her college campus! As the bodies begin to pile up, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and other Woodsboro survivors find themselves trapped in an all-new nightmare where no one is safe - or above suspicion.Even more terrifying and twistedly funny then the original, Scream 2 again defies the rules and delivers heartstooping surprises, giving you more of what made you scream in the first place!
Scream 3 (Dir. Wes Craven, 2000): Stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox are back for more in the chilling final chapter of this phenomenally popular and frightfully entertaining trilogy!While Sidney Prescott (Campbell) lives in safely guarded seclusion, bodies begin dropping around the Hollywood set of 'Stab 3', the latest movie sequel based on the gruesome Woodsboro killings! And when the escalating terror finally brings her out of hiding, Sydney and other Woodsboro survivors are once again drawn into an insidious game of horror movie mayhem! But just when they thought they knew how to play by the rules, they discover that all the rules have been broken!
Featuring hot newcomers Parker Posey and Jenny McCarthy in another stellar ensemble cast, Scream 3 offers an unmatched mix of thrills, laughter and suspense that brings this spine-tingling saga to an unforgettable conclusion!





Saturday, May 9, 2009

Outlaw Brothers

R2 UK



Even if crime never pays, it certainly plays fast and furious in this action comedy about two car thieves caught between the lawless and the law. Action-director Frankie Chan ("Prodigal Son") delivers a fun and funky fable of fast cars, femmes fatales, and kung furious action.
A ruthless Hong Kong gang boss gives James (Frankie Chan) and his partner (Max Mok Siu Chung, "Magic Crystal") twenty-four hours to steal a consignment of Porsches, or else... Hot on their trail are both high-kicking lady cop Tequila (Yukari Oshima, "Millionaire's Express") and Japanese crime queen Miego (Michiko Nishiwaki). These two Nipponese firecrackers and a wild bunch of western henchmen give our heroes their most dangerous ride ever.
"Outlaw Brothers" provides a perfect blend of comic character play, cutting edge street racing, and high impact martial arts action. Action queen Yukari Oshima establishes herself as one of Hong Kong's all-time great female furies.