Streaming Screams – What to look out for this Spooktober

As we enter ‘Spooktober’, from the kooky to the down-right creepy here are some of the frightful Films & TV Shows to look out for on streaming services this month in the run up to Halloween!

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‘Night of the Living Dead’ actress Marilyn Eastman passes away aged 87

Actress Marilyn Eastman has passed away aged 87. She was known for playing  Helen Cooper in George A Romero’s zombie classic, Night Of The Living Dead.

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Trailer released for ‘Night Of The Animated Dead’

A trailer has been released for a new animated adaption of George A. Romero’s zombie classic ‘Night of the Living Dead’; titled ‘Night Of The Animated Dead’. Presented by The Long Game in association with Hemisphere Entertainment & Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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Review: One Cut of the Dead (2017)

Japanese with English Subtitles

Having heard a lot of hype for this low-budget cult horror/comedy from Japanese director Shinichirou Ueda so i was glad to get the chance to check it out for myself.

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD first appears to be a one-take indie zombie film… but something magical happens at 37 minutes in: the film’s director yells cut and – throwing all cinematic conventions and viewer expectations to the wind – it transforms into a charming story about the power of family, the passion that goes into making movies, and, in its stunning final sequence, a uproarious meta re-examination of the film’s opening single take and how it came to be!”

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Halloween interview with writer James Moran (Cockneys Vs. Zombies, Tower Block, Doctor Who, Torchwood)

James Moran ifs a film and TV writer with a penchant for Horror! His credits include Severance, Tower Block, Doctor Who, Torchwood & Cockneys Vs. Zombies. James has also written for Big Finish.

Here is an extra-special interview with James thanks to Horror Channel!

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DVD Review: The Dead 2: India (2013)

From writing/directing duo Howard & Jonathan Ford comes the sequel to 2010’s The Dead. Whilst the original was set in Africa we switch continents for this film which has a similar story but set (and shot) in India this time. Released on DVD in the UK by Altitude.

The film stars Joseph Millson, Meenu Mishra and Anand Krishna Goyal.

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An American engineer (Millson) teams up with a surviving orphan street kid (Goyal) to trek 300 miles across stunning but deadly rural Indian landscapes to the now infested slums of Mumbai to try and save his pregnant girlfriend (Mishra). Continue reading

DVD Review: Fallen Soldiers (2015)

Set in Europe in 1815 during the Napoleonic wars this period drama/thriller from director Bill Thomas  and writers Bill Thomas/Ian Thomas follows the story of British soldier John Cross who is sent by his superiors to investigate a strange local disease. The film is being released on DVD in the UK exclusively by 101 Films. This follows on from other genre period films such as Dead Snow.

The film stars Roland Bearne, Jp Berry, Alex Bevan and Matthew Neil.

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Horror Month: Best of Zombie Movies

Horror Month – June 2015

We take a look at some of the biggest and best films from the history of the Zombie genre.

Written by Benjamin Gummery


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Night of the Living Dead
George Romero‘s epitome which re-established Zombie’s as something that could scare and thrill audiences. Often refereed to as creating the modern Zombie film genre.

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DVD Review: Zombie Resurrection (2013)

From writing/directing team Andy Phelps & Jake Hawkins comes the British zombie thriller/comedy Zombie Resurrection. Interestingly; this was originally written as a screenplay to sell; but with lack of interest the writers chose to take the project on themselves.

After a short intro scene; we break into an animated title sequence with a booming https://i2.wp.com/roberthood.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Zombie-Resurrection-Mac-and-Zombie.jpgscore…..they are really building it up here. Will it live up to this intro?

This soon establishes itself as an a group survival zombie flick…as the group is travelling to a new encampment in the post zombie apocalypse. However the overtone to begin with is purely comical and farce with accents to match; perhaps taking it’s cues from Shaun of The Dead. Continue reading