Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye this week…
Heavy Metal Comedy Horror Deathgasm Given UK DVD & VOD Release Date
It’s no secret that we love the brilliantly over-the-top comedy splat-fest Deathgasm here at This Is Horror, so you can be sure that we’re happy that it has finally been given a DVD and VOD release date for here in the UK for 29 February 2016. There is currently no information regarding a Blu Ray release of the Jason Lei Howden directed festival favourite yet however, but we live in hope!
Horror Channel Set To Go ‘Xtreme’ in January
Horror Channel in the UK has announced that it is to broadcast a series of hard-hitting, controversial horror on Saturday nights during January 2016. Featuring films from notorious Dutch director Tom Six and legendary American auteur Eli Roth, the Xtreme series runs January 2 through January 30. The films include:
Saturday, January 2: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009). German actor Dieter Laser chews up the scenery as a mad doctor willing to do anything to chance mankind’s existence. His vision: remove the kneecaps of humans, forcing them to go on all fours, then connecting them mouth to anus to form a human centipede.
Saturday, January 9: The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) (2011) Abducting motorists from a parking garage, an obese, deranged mama’s boy (played expertly by Laurence R. Harvey) attempts to recreate the experiments from the first film with his own sick and demented twists.
Saturday, January 16: Hostel Part II (2007) Eli Roth’s sequel to the notorious Hostel. This film focuses on the shadowy ‘Elite Hunting Club’. Three American women take a weekend excursion abroad. Thinking they will be staying at a luxurious spa, the girls become pawns in a game to entertain wealthy perverted deviants from across the globe.
Saturday, January 23: Hostel Part III (2011) Stepping back into the producer’s role, Eli Roth moves the action to Las Vegas and focuses the attention on a group of men attending a bachelor party who feel the full force of the Elite Hunting Club. When two prostitutes lure them away from the Strip, the men find themselves the subjects of the sickest show in town, a perverted game of torture to the death.
To cap the series off, Xtreme closes with the 2010 remake of I Spit on Your Grave (2010).
Sinister 2 Prize Giveaway
The people behind chiller Sinister 2 are currently giving away some film related goodies to people posting pictures up of the scariest monster drawings created by their children. To be in with a chance of winning, head on over to the official Sinister Facebook page.
Nina Forever Given DVD and Blu Ray Release Date
The fantastic British horror flick Nina Forever has been given an official DVD and Blu Ray release date of 22 February 2016. Nina Forever has been rightly making waves on the festival circuit, picking up plenty of prizes along the way, with lead Abigail Hardingham also winning the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ award at the recent British Independent Film Awards.
Synopsis: Rob (Cian Barry) is a supermarket shelf-filler who tried to kill himself after depression brought on by the sudden tragic death of his girlfriend Nina (Fiona O’Shaughnessy). Checkout girl Holly (Abigail Hardingham) has a morbid fascination with pain and death and puts Rob on her want list. Sexual sparks fly when they do finally get together. There’s just one problem. Even though she’s dead, sarcastic Nina has no intention of letting go of her ex. But can Rob and Holly really cope with a forever revenant threesome? A tender but bloody story about breaking up and moving on.
You can preorder the film right HERE.
Blatty’s Director’s Cut of The Exorcist III Coming To Blu Ray
Though there are no distributor announcements as of yet, according to DestroyTheBrain.com, William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and director of The Exorcist III, and Morgan Creek are gearing up for a special Director’s Cut of the horror classic to release some time in 2016. Further reports from TheNinthConfiguration.com mention a brief conversation with Blatty himself stating that Morgan Creek is indeed planning a Blu Ray of the director’s ultimate vision of the film. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
The Boy Who Killed Santa Claus Available To Read Online
Crystal Lake Publishing is getting into the Christmas spirit by publishing a few Christmas Horror stories, just in time for the holidays. This one, The Boy Who Killed Santa Claus by Mark Allan Gunnells, is a Yuletide tale of terror, and you can read for free right HERE.